# User talk:Cacycle

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## alt text

I restored alt text that you removed on the prior edit. It see that the alt text feature may no longer be working, which might be behind the automated removal, but in that case the feature description should be changed as well. Can you clarify what is happening here? — Quondum 05:47, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that mistake. I have checked and the alt text is indeed functional and working. I assumed this not to be the case because it was not mentioned in the other references that I had consulted. Cacycle (talk) 11:29, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Cool. The "feature" that I had in mind was that when the cursor hovered over the image, the alt text would pop up, but on trying to trace it, it seems this must have been a "bug" in my memory (confusion with wikilinks or somesuchlike), and the only functionality mentioned at WP:ALT seems to be working fine. — Quondum 12:29, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
That would be title and is actually also supported. Cacycle (talk) 13:33, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks – I took the liberty of adding this detail to Help:Displaying a formula#Rendering. — Quondum 14:56, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

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## Students looking for something to do...

In the Wikipedia chemistry project we have occasional problems with students that are assigned by semi-naive teaching assistants to write articles. The problem is that these students and their "mentors" are unsophisticated and the material they seek to submit is often of modest quality from the perspective of notability, sources, and technical details. The question is what kind of on-line Wiki-like projects exist for such people (freshman honor students). Perhaps something that is not quite as technically demanding as the chemistry project. There are dozens of very good but young students at my institution looking for a way to contribute something on-line in a wiki-format. They could for example work on Wikibooks or Wikiversity, writing up gen chem content or such. I confess to being completely ignorant of these venues, but am aware that you are a contributor to them. Do you have any ideas? --Smokefoot (talk) 21:01, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

## File:Coronene chemical structure.png listed for deletion

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## File:Example chemical structure.png listed for deletion

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## Image black

I teach high school chemistry.I want to use your structural formulas in my class computer lessons. I copy, but when I paste into a program, it has a black background.What am I doing wrong? Thank you, M Weber MWeber32schools.nyc.gov — Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.155.192.6 (talk) 14:26, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Your program probably ignores the transparency. In IrfanView go to Menu->Image->Palette and set the background color to white. Good luck, Cacycle (talk) 14:32, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

## New relatively high level wikEd bug

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That consists of: I'm not sure exactly what you changed, but all of a sudden, wikEd is replacing closing comment tags (-->) with whatever the previous character in the comment string is. Example:

<!-- This is a comment --> is getting changed to <!-- This is a comment t

Thanks, have reverted to last stable for now (0.9.113). Please update with Shift-Reload. Cacycle (talk) 19:48, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Fixed in 0.9.114c (April 21, 2013), please update with Shift-Reload. Cacycle (talk) 21:14, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

## New wikEd Bug of High Importance to Posting User

See User talk:Cacycle/wikEd#MathJax-Related wikEd Bug Report for details. — RandomDSdevel (talk) 18:10, 22 April 2013, last Monday (4 days ago) (UTC)

This problem has resurrected itself! See User talk:Cacycle/wikEd#Undead MathJax-Related wikEd Bug Report for details. — RandomDSdevel (talk) 17:40, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Please discuss wikEd problems on the wikEd talk page. Also, please provide more details there. Thanks, Cacycle (talk) 18:15, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
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## User talk:Cacycle/wikEdDiff

You haven't posted to User talk:Cacycle/wikEdDiff since November 2011. Are you watching the page? PrimeHunter (talk) 22:22, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

## wikEd

Hi, I'm in love with wikEd, so I was woundering, where did you learn to code? Original Authority (talk) 22:05, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Learning by doing :-) Programming is actually a hobby of mine since I was a teenager. Cacycle (talk) 20:15, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

## Thanks for everything

Thank you for creating helpful editing tools like wikEd and wikEdDiff. They seriously make my life so much easier, and they integrate so well with the editing interface that I honestly sometimes forget they're not a default part of the Wikimedia software. I have an alt account that I use both for editing from public computers and for editing from my Kindle Fire (which sadly, does not like to play with WikEd) and smartphone. Whenever I log into that account, I'm always a little confused about why half my editing interface is gone until I remember that wikEd is "just" an add-on. Thank you for the improvements you have made to my editing. Happy editing, — Preceding signed comment added by Cymru.lass (talkcontribs) 16:42, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for these nice compliments! Unfortunately, I did not have much time to work on wikEd recently, but that might change in the future... Cacycle (talk) 20:14, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

## Help needed with Anti-Vandal Tool

Hello, I read you are the person to ask for help about this tool. I'm trying to copy it into the spanish wikipedia. I can't get it to fully work. Could you help me with this? Thanks --Facu89 (talk) 04:56, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Facu89, Lupin's Anti-Vandal Tool (User:Lupin/recent2.js) is is a really old tool that has not been actively maintained for several years. I am not even sure if it is still working on the English Wikipedia. Feel free to ask specific questions, but in general, I think there are much better (and maintained!) tools available nowadays. Sorry, Cacycle (talk) 20:11, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

## Problem in User:Axelei/wikEd_international_es.js

There's a problem on your edit: [1] (at the end)

// duplicated message
'clonedWarningsNote':          'Duplicated edit warnings (wikEd):' //<-- MISSING COMMA
// from [[en:User:Cacycle/wikEdDiff.js]]
'wikEdDiffButtonImg alt':      'wikEdDiff',
'wikEdDiffButton title':       'Mostrar vista de diferencias mejorada',


--Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 21:12, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting, I will take care of that immediately. Cacycle (talk) 21:17, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
It is now fixed for all languages. Cacycle (talk) 21:36, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

## wikEd translation

Thanks for your message. Leag (talk) 14:48, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

## A kitten for you!

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## A cupcake for you!

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## WikEd

I am offering a prize for a fix to WikEd. Have posted the issue here [2]. The problem occur with google chrome latest version. Unable to copy and paste colors across with Firefox. Let me know if you are interested. Else will offer to a wider community. Great program by the way. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 11:58, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I will look into this, please give me some time. Cacycle (talk) 15:07, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Great thanks. Would also love to see the issue with the ref not added in the right spot when one uses the ref toolbar. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 15:23, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

## Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation/Helper script/Rewrite#More notes.

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## Propanoic acid LDS

The structure you posted, doesnt have a formal charge of 0. There is another possible way to draw the molecular structure of that substance, (lone pair up O, double bond beside C3) which will make the Formal charge =0, this way it will be more correct than your earlier one. Please change it. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.163.107.39 (talk) 11:14, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Are you talking about File:Propionic_acid_chemical_structure.png? What is "LDS"? That structure actually does have a formal charge of 0. Also, the structure does not show any lone pairs. C3 is the terminal carbon and does not have any double bonds. I am really confused, please could you give me more details so that I can address your concerns? Thanks, Cacycle (talk) 13:18, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

## Pickling (disambiguation) listed at Redirects for discussion

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## WikEd problem

(Moved to User_talk:Cacycle/wikEd#WikEd_problem). Cacycle (talk) 15:44, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

## Apparent test page in your userspace

I don't know if you know about this, but I just came across User:Cacycle/wikEdDiff.js&usg=ALkJrhgrPthALzfTrfPIs1yX1hbStpoLYQ. It was created by a new user whose only edits were to that page, and it seems to be a test page that serves no purpose. Just thought I'd let you know. /~huesatlum/ 03:08, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I have deleted it. Cacycle (talk) 11:57, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

## Translation update

It took some time for me to notice your request but I'm pleased to announce that I've just updated Polish translation of wikiEd. Cheers, konrad (talk) 14:26, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

konrad: cool, thanks a lot! Cacycle (talk) 11:55, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

## A cup of tea for you!

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## A cup of tea for you!

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## Small change to wikEdDiff

Hi Cacycle, I made a small change to wikEdDiff, because it was broken for me (already had been for a while actually). I chose the safest path, basically switching this part back to how it was in an earlier version, and it restored functionality for me. Please improve it as you see fit. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 22:08, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

The browser in question is Safari btw. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 22:30, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
User:TheDJ: thanks for your help! No idea why this line got reverted during the last changes. Cacycle (talk) 11:04, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

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Technical 13: Haven't yet received anything... Cacycle (talk) 23:08, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
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## Test cases for new version of WikEdDiff

(Moved to User talk:Cacycle/wikEdDiff#Test cases for new version of WikEdDiff) Cacycle (talk) 22:04, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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## GelRed

How was the structure of GelRed determined?

205.175.116.209 (talk) 00:19, 2 October 2014 (UTC)Jen

Hi Jen, the structure was taken from the patent US20100323453 where it is referred to as Dye No. 35 and ET-27. The compound was identified by comparison of the gel image in Fig. 12 with the identical image in this product information. Cacycle (talk) 01:35, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

## Have question about certain content

Hi,

The name for Dalian Hi-tech_Zone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalian_Hi-tech_Zone) should be Dalian High-Tech Industrial Zone.

Here is the information from local state newspaper, http://dalian.chinadaily.com.cn/2010-05/18/content_9823905.htm

Regards Chuxiwen (talk) 05:40, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

I have moved Dalian Hi-tech Zone to Dalian Hi-Tech Zone and have fixed redirects. Cacycle (talk) 09:46, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

## Using Anti-vandalism tools on French wikipedia

Hi, I am a French-speaking wikimédiens , i saw the utility of the tools anti-vandalism creates by User:Lupin.This fact i will like solicity your assistance for integrated into the French-speaking version of wikimédia to fight against the vandalism, but i do not manage to fix all the variables correctly, if you could help me i will be very happy.Best regards Grind24 (talk) 22:13, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Grind24: OK, what are your questions? Cacycle (talk) 15:36, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

## A barnstar for you!

 The Surreal Barnstar Your patience is extraordinary.  Bfpage |leave a message 12:53, 19 November 2014 (UTC) 

## A barnstar for you!

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## A surprise for you

Look at the top of this talk page. I made something for you. I have it on my user page. I hope you like it.

19:04, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

## WP:VPT#Red X next to image files in Edit Mode

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## A barnstar for you!

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## Hi

It is 2016, and the default diff compare screen that is built in in MediaWiki still sucks. wikEdDiff is a huge improvement.

The wikEdDiff page contains the following sentence: "wikEdDiff is also a demo and technology preview for a possible integration of this diff style into the official Wikipedia software.".

The Community Tech team claims to be working on an improved diff compare screen.

Can you please contact them and explain to them how you have fixed this problem? Thanks in advance, The Quixotic Potato (talk) 04:07, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

## New translation (es)

It can be found on User:Doblecaña/wikEd international es.js. I used the previous version by Axelei. I was Doblecaña but lost my password. Triplecaña (talk) 19:40, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

## come join me in an important discussion

Please contribute to the talk page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_cannabinoids. Would you support locking the article title against vandalism? --Potguru (talk) 19:41, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

## A barnstar for you!

 The Original Barnstar Love this tool. Thanks! Magboned (talk) 22:06, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

## A barnstar for you!

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## wikEd Typo fixing

Hey there, I'm not sure if we've had this conversation before on IRC, or if that was with someone else, but if we did discuss this already, I forgot what the outcome was. I just wanted to point out that I've made a script that makes the Regex Typo Fixing skip all elements that are not plain text, which contain possible intentional "typos", namely those described on WP:AWB/T#AutoWikiBrowser (AWB). It's a very lightweight script (or at least as lightweight as I could imagine such a script ever being; probably just as heavy as the script you're using right now), so performance should not be an issue. It's also designed to be used in scripts, as it can be used to execute a typo fix by simply running RETF.replace(text) for any text you want.

I hope this helps improve the typo fixing of wikEd. Joeytje50 (talk) 05:16, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

## A new user right for New Page Patrollers

Hi Cacycle.

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## A barnstar for you!

 The Original Barnstar I like your work. Fangirl1980 (talk) 23:04, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

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## 12 years ago today

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