User talk:Benbest

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  • I prefer replies in the same page as the original post.
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Archive[edit]

New Talk Page[edit]

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Invitation[edit]

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Disambiguation link notification for April 25[edit]

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It may seem silly to reply to a bot, but I might as well justify myself. In edition Telomerase_RNA_component, I wanted a wikilink to the word template to clarify the meaning of that word in the context of the article (especially to readers for whom English is not the native language). Disambiguation pages often contain entries to Wikipedia pages that are specific to the meaning desired, but in this case the meaning desired was in the "Molecular genetics" section — which only contains links to DNA and RNA. Moreover, for reverse transcriptase, RNA is serving as a template for DNA, not for protein. But linking to the disambiguation page gives lots of relevant information that will make the concept of "template" clear enough to non-English speakers or children. --Ben Best 13:12, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

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Disambiguation link notification for August 6[edit]

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The link to Biennial was done consciously. That page is not simply a disambiguation page, because the definition given at the beginning (which is the reason I made the link) is not contained in any of the subsequent links on that page. --Ben Best 12:33, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hi Benbest, I noticed that your signature lacks any links to your user page or user talk page. Per WP:SIGLINK, editors must have at least one internal link to either your user page or user talk page. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 19:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

OK, I think I have figured-out how to do this. -- Ben Best:Talk 15:26, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Saul Kent[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Fred and Linda Chamberlain[edit]

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Nomination of Fred and Linda Chamberlain for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Cryonics Institute Logo.jpg[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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File:Aubrey de Grey photo authorized.jpg[edit]

How can I contact SENS to verify the permission on that photograph? The file will be deleted unless we can verify the authorship (see c:Commons:Grandfathered old files). Magog the Ogre (t c) 00:19, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

  • send a message to Aubrey de Grey at aubrey@sens.org --Ben Best:Talk 04:02, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 6 June[edit]

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    • The edit created an apparent error because it referenced a citation in a different section than the section I was editing. However, there was no error when my editing was complete because the reference was able to access the other section. --Ben Best:Talk 11:01, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

"You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia"[edit]

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Request reason:

I am in China where I am forced to use a VPN because China will not allow GMAIL. The quality of my edits does not justify blocking my ability to edit on Wikipedia until November 2017. Additionally, I will be returning from China next week. Ben Best:Talk 06:31, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Procedural decline; you are not blocked directly and forgot to provide your IP address or exact block message, so we can't find the block that is affecting you. Note that Wikipedia very often blocks VPN addresses due to widespread rampant abuse. Yamla (talk) 11:43, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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Request reason:

I have returned from China and am therefore no longer using a VPN. Please remove the blocking of my edits. A review of my edits should illustrate that they mostly enhance the scientific content and credibility (ample citations) of Wikipedia. --Ben Best:Talk 03:59, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Procedural decline; you are not blocked directly and forgot to provide your IP address or exact block message, so we can't find the block that is affecting you. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 04:46, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

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Nomination of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of CST Complex for deletion[edit]

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  • Hello, you can ignore the above, this article is not being considered for deletion. Thanks for your work! CrowCaw 18:14, 14 September 2016 (UTC)