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JarlaxleArtemis 02:03, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)

Happy Father's Day[edit]

Macintosh iBook.jpgI noticed you were a father, so here is something other than a necktie. Happy Father's Day 2006. Smiley-standard.gifLinux|erist 03:58, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
I am glad you liked it. Wink.gifLinux|erist 19:12, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Cerro Grande fire[edit]

Regarding images of the fire, I noticed a pair of before/after images of an historic building, the "Trinity Test" at V-site, are on http://eweb.lanl.gov/PubDocs/LA-UR-04-8964-CRMP.pdf, Figures 15.2 and 15.3 (pages 62 and 63). At work, I am running Mediawiki on an Ubuntu server for our local group's wiki, so I'm learning more than I really wanted to know about the admin side of a wiki. But that's another story. But I am tempted to fire up my old Ubuntu box here at home and install Mediawiki on it too. That way I would have my own Super-sandbox with respect to uploaded images and such. BTW, I *was* stuck in traffic for four hours that May 11 morning. You lucked out, but missed the birds all singing at 2 AM when the fire made it look like the sun was coming up in the northwest. Later. Chyeburashka 05:04, 27 August 2006 (UTC)


Dome fire and La Mesa fire[edit]

For completeness, someone should write articles for the Dome and La Mesa fires. The latter was still fresh in people's minds when I arrived here 25 years ago. When the Dome fire blew up, I was getting a brake job done to my truck at RPM. That was quite impressive. Like the Viveash fire, only closer. I'm glad we had a few years since the Cerro Grande before putting together the article. I don't think a NPOV would have been possible right after the fire. Chyeburashka 03:34, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

I was home today, so I plunged forward and created articles for the Dome Fire, the La Mesa Fire and even the Water Canyon Fire, which may be borderline, but since it required the evacuation of the townsite, it seemed to have some significance in the total picture of the history of major fires in this area. Perhaps some old-timers will have something to add. Chyeburashka 18:54, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

DYK![edit]

Updated DYK query On 30 August, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Cerro Grande Fire, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Congratulations on behalf of User:Blnguyen --Bravada, talk - 03:22, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your help[edit]

Thank you for your help in the Charles S. Lawrence article. It earned a DYK on November 1, 2006. I apologize for this being late, but I greatly appreciated it. Chris 15:02, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Another perspective needed for an article being considered for deletion[edit]

Please take a quick look at the Vera von Blumenthal article. The articles for deletion entry for this article shows that some people (IMHO) are not getting the importance of Blumenthal and therefore wish to can the article since its subject is 'Non-notable'. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chyeburashka (talkcontribs) 02:52, 20 December 2006 (UTC).

I've done this. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 15:24, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

mycomorphbox for Tricholoma pardinum[edit]

Hello Bill, would you mind adding a template:mycomorphbox to the article you started? The template page has instructions, or you can use one of the mycomorphboxes on most other mushroom pages as a model. If you need any assistance, drop me a note. Debivort 19:30, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I'll add a box for Tricholoma pardinum when I get a minute, but it's going to take a bit of research. This species doesn't seem to have as much on-line "scientific" (as opposed to casual) documentation as one might expect from its nasty reputation for causing severe GI distress. Some of the box entries may therefore be a bit tentative. If you find something there before I do, by all means feel free. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 01:56, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Hi Bill - thanks for the reply. It has made me think the template should be modified so that not all fields are required, if only some information is available. I'll try working on that. I'll also pull out some of my texts in case they have a description. Debivort 02:59, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
So it turns out the template already has this functionality. If you can't find a particular trait, just omit that line of the template code and it will render just fine. Here is an example (my test to see if this worked):User:Debivort/test/mycomorphtest. Debivort 05:30, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Your example looks good, but rather than simply omitting a trait, it would be better to have an option for "don't know" or "awaiting research" or something like that. I haven't seen any papers stating that T. pardinum is mycorrhizal, for example, but I'd bet that it is, and a diligent search might turn something up. Leaving this as something "to be added" (maybe the best option) would tee it up as needing some help. Who "owns" the template and could do that?
Well, I thought about this, and concluded that it is almost certain that someone knows all those characters, presumably at least whoever described the species in the primary literature, and so a "don't know" would really only reflect the wiki community's stance, rather than a fact about the scientific body of knowledge. That said...a way of knowing what mycomorphboxes are incomplete could be useful - maybe a template that could be included on the talk page that could solve this as a way of tagging incomplete mycoboxes. As for ownership, I started the template, but like everything here, anyone can edit it. Debivort 15:51, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
BTW, I was intrigued to see references to Wilson Peak, El Diente and Mount Sneffels on your user page -- 14ering is a long-standing passion of mine, and El Diente is one of only 8 or 9 Colorado 14ers that I have not climbed, despite three attempts. I've toyed with improving some of the Colorado mountain articles, but there are only so many hours in a day ... -- Bill-on-the-Hill 14:41, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
How far have you gotten toward El Diente peak? It's such a nasty peak, I'm very glad we made it to the top just so that we have no excuse to go back again. Debivort 15:51, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

St. Louis Cardinals project[edit]

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I've changed the block parameters; you should be able to edit now. Mackensen (talk) 21:51, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Redundancy comments[edit]

I've replaced 1A. As for the cyclone example, typically and usually are interchangeable, according to my dictionary. But I take your point about the inference that both variables are undesirably mapped onto each other in the "solution". I've removed the usually bit. Thanks for your comments. More are welcome, if you feel in the mood to nitpick. Soon, I'm going to put up some "advanced" editing exercises using this format. These will involve a range of issues, not just those that are redundancy-related.

Are you thinking of being an occasional reviewer at WP:FAC and WP:FAR? Just the odd review can keep them on their toes. Tony (talk) 03:28, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 31 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article New Mexico State Road 4, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Royalbroil 01:22, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Age[edit]

BTW, I kidded you about your age - that's because I'm almost as old. Bubba73 (talk), 15:46, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Tree line[edit]

Hi, neighbor. (I live in Española.) I noticed you've said at several articles that the tree line in the Sangres and Jemez is unusually high. Is that compared to other mountains at the same latitude? Out of curiosity, do you have any idea what causes it? —JerryFriedman (Talk) 06:16, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. It'll be interesting if we run across an explanation. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 03:42, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

this should give you a warm inner glow....[edit]

DYK for White Dome Geyser[edit]

Updated DYK query On July 5, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article White Dome Geyser, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 08:50, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Glacial lakeoutburst flood Merger discussion[edit]

Thanks for commenting on the glacial lake outburst flood merger recommendation. As the only other commenter to date, I'd appreciate further discussion. I understood that you view the term jökulhlaup as limited to volcanic-related phenomenon. I believe jökulhlaup is actually used more broadly than glacial lake outburst flood (and that the Venn diagram would show "jökulhlaup" totally includes "glacial lake outburst flood"). Your thoughts and comments would be appreciated there. Thanks - Williamborg (Bill) 21:47, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

REMINDER: You are required to cite sources for challenged information[edit]

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I've been an editor here a lot longer than you have, bucko, and I've managed to do it without turning into an insufferable, fascistic twit. Take the arrogance and condescension and put 'em where the sun don't shine. -- Bill-on-the-Hill (talk) 23:20, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

Could you comment on my proposal related to nudity in images in the idea lab? Ryan Vesey (talk) 01:31, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject New Mexico[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject New Mexico, to which you are a member, may be inactive or semi-active and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. After reviewing the project it appears that there haven't been much active discussion on the talk page in some time and the only content updates appear to be simple maintenance so being supported by a larger project might be beneficial. I have begun a discussion on the projects talk page to see how the members of the project feel about this suggestion. Another user has added the project to the WPUS template and I added it to the list of supported projects in the WPUS main project page but before I take any further action I wanted to contact each of the active members for their input. --Kumioko (talk) 14:29, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

Thanks for the information about Cotopaxi. I was just reading it because I was doing some research on Ecuador for a blog I had to write for work, so I didn't know about the controversy surrounding it. That's interesting to know! I did delete that sentence initially because it seemed pretty randomly stuck in there, especially with the italics, but now I understand why it should be there! JustAMuggle (talk) 05:14, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Category:American Shogi players[edit]

Category:American Shogi players, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Greg Bard (talk) 14:59, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

I've responded there. I think it would be best to leave that and its companion category as they are, for reasons I describe there, but don't feel strongly about it. -- Bill-on-the-Hill (talk) 16:33, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

John R. Huizenga DYK[edit]

Hi, I checked out your nomination, please check my comment on the page. Best regards Hekerui (talk) 19:54, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John R. Huizenga[edit]

v/r - TP 18:41, 19 May 2014 (UTC) 18:48, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

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