User talk:Blairwal

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Hello, Blairwal, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay.

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Welcome to Wikipedia: check out the Teahouse![edit]

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Hello! Blairwal, you are invited to the Teahouse, a forum on Wikipedia for new editors to ask questions about editing Wikipedia, and get support from peers and experienced editors. Please join us! I, JethroBT drop me a line 04:04, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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Hello and welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks for dropping by to say hi. Here's a cute kitten picture. :) Please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything! All the best, Keilana|Parlez ici 15:07, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Project, 10/6/2013[edit]

I left the following comment on the talk page for Cortical Reaction -- "It could be helpful to add to the page that during the well-studied sea urchin cortical reaction, the "elevation of the fertilisation envelope" is accomplished via glycosaminoglycans."

talk:Cortical reaction

I left the following comment on the talk page for Endoderm -- "Perhaps it would be helpful to note that endoderm gives rise to to notochord, and perhaps discuss the various functions of the notochord during development?"

talk:Endoderm

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Koller's Sickle at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; see step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 04:29, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014[edit]

Hi, if you haven't already, you should consider signing up for WikiCup 2014. Cheers, --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:07, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Koller's sickle[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Koller's sickle at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! ChemLibrarian (talk) 21:46, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Comments: Length and date verified (4847 characters, Updated >5X on 11/02). Stub template removed. Hook is implied in the article but not clearly stated in the article with an immediate in-line citation. Please consider choosing another hook or edit the article. The references look good but could use a few more from the list of references on the Talk page from this editor. Since ref 2 and 3 are both article freely available online, please consider add links to the articles in the citations. First nomination, no QPQ needed.

DYK nomination of Koller's sickle[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Koller's sickle at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! APerson (talk!) 20:20, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

  • It is important that you communicate on the nomination template. Editing the article is good but not sufficient; you also need to explain how you have addressed the issues raised. Thanks; I hope to see your comments there soon. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:48, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Koller's sickle[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:02, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Re Butoxyethanol: Welcome but be careful[edit]

I have left similar messages on other sites related to this project. Editors are very happy to help you and your students, but we expect you to cooperate with our editing traditions:

  • WP:MEDRS. Medical/health claims come from outstanding secondary sources not just ordinary journals.
  • WP:SECONDARY. Citations should emphasize reviews and books. Encylopedias seek sources for highly digested information, usually, not specialized stuff in specialized journals.
  • Chemistry articles are about chemistry. We do not replicate information in the MSDS. Articles are not forums for recent events (WP:NOTNEWS) and our articles are not textbooks (WP:NOTTEXTBOOK). We do not give advice WP:NOTMANUAL.
  • Finally, please make your edits incrementally: do not have rewrite an entire article and then dump it on Wikipedia in place of the existing content. Such behavior is unwelcome. Make your changes in parts so that experienced editors can guide the revisions. In this way, other editors can help you and, more importantly, our readers. If the students are uncertain of technical details, they can ask at the relevant Talk pages, e.g., Talk:2-Butoxyethanol. Again, many editors can help you and your fellow students. Happy editing. ----Smokefoot (talk) 20:55, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Approximately 9939 publications and patents describe butoxyethanol[edit]

See my note at Talk:2-Butoxyethanol. --Smokefoot (talk) 15:07, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

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2-Butoxyethanol[edit]

Thank you for your additions, sources and all, to 2-Butoxyethanol. I do, however, have one caveat: Please avoid making connections between statements that are not supported by the individual sources. This may be mistaken for editorialising. For example, in this edit, you implied that the American Chemistry Council and the Soap and Detergent Association were actively resisting the addition of 2-Butoxyethanol to Schedule 1 of CEPA, which is not the case - as in, "no comments were received by the Department with respect to the proposed Amendments." Sometimes, you just need to read over your phrasing a second time before saving, things like this aren't always obvious at first glance. Yours, Tomásdearg92 (talk) 17:02, 30 April 2014 (UTC)