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Nth root article

Sorry to bother you about this, but since I saw your username on the history page and I sympathized with the fact you're learning Japanese (for the right reasons, I might add), I thought I might as well ask you about this: "Once a number has been changed from radical form to exponentiated form, the rules of exponents still apply (even to fractional exponents), namely

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I can but wonder why a^m-n = a^m/a^m wasn't included above, because it is also true. -- Ishikawa Minoru 02:22, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

or did you mean a^m-n = a^m/a^n? V-Man - T/C 02:37, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
What a freak mistake, really! Anyway, what I meant was a^m-n = a^m/a^n alright. Because 'm' and 'n' are so close on the keyboard I must have hit the wrong key by mistake.
Either way, I'm positive that rule applies...why wouldn't it? And besides I have given an example proving it does, that you can indeed find quotients of radicals w/ different indices. -- Ishikawa Minoru 12:04, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
Hehe, I'm just on disambiguation patrol, I know next to nothing about math (more of a comp-sci/engineering guy), so I'm not exactly the one to ask about additions to mathematics related articles. Looks as if you've got it under control on the talk page, however. The best thing to do would be to simply source it - I'm sure this is difficult with math related articles when the reader can simply plug things in and determine it for themselves. If I were you though, I'd simply be bold and add it - I'm a firm believer in WP:BRD and since I would expect Nth root to be a relatively popular article I'm sure you'll find plenty of people will check over the addition. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 02:52, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

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Electromagnetic therapy

Half of the article is gone. This is very discouraging to my efforts to contribute!

That deleted part was still largely under development. Sources were provided for many of the items in the deleted section. If possible, please try to assist in finding improved / more reliable / 'suitable' sources.

Please contribute more to the article's talk page as to your views regarding subject matter that you personally deem inappropriate to include in the article so that I do not waste my valuable time contributing researched, sourced information only to have you identify it as inappropriate while I'm in the process of improving and expanding such information.

Each type of machine outlined did exist. References as to their existence were provided.

Notability / Significance section--An introduction to the equipment table was provided to identify significance / notability (relevance) and distinguish of each type of machine. That introduction had several subsections and was one of the latest portions of the article to be included. Only a very few days had gone by when deletion was carried out thereby giving little chance for me to continue my efforts to improve the section.

The significance subsection was requested by a WP contributor.

It has been noted by some journalists (Art Bell & Guests) that the scientific establishment rather than promoting progress in the search for knowledge and scientific explanations, are more concentrated in defending existing flawed theories, existing paradigms and vested careers, and monetary interests--and that this was especially true in the USA where money is like god. Had these influences not had been so strong, we as a civilization would be further progressed than currently.

Please provide me guidance (rather than quoting WP guidelines and policies) by identifying key paragraphs with which you have objections rather than deleting first. Assist if you are able in providing RS deemed suitable by yourself.

It is my understanding that WP guidelines and policies are heavily used to suppress knowledge of things that are "politically not in the mainstream," and therefore, by definition, have no sources 'deemed reliable' by establishment proponents.

For example, it is "not helpful" when only stating that a source is unreliable even when such a source merely presents a photograph of a given device, and has some description text.

In what way is the photo unreliable?

In what way could the description text be unreliable?

Until a source web page has demonstrably had deceiving information presented therein (and is challenged as such), I think that it should stand as a RS, even if it is a direct, first hand report / source.

In some cases first hand sources are acceptable--but it seems only in some articles are they acceptable?

I think that alternative medicine has a tough enough job as it is without having to provide what would in essence be contra-indications that it was actually a mainstream medical practice / treatment device by having been FDA-approved for medical use, established scientifically in the scholarly literature, and proven in medical clinical trials.

What circumstances are there that permits first hand sources to be used in some cases? It seems to me that a whimsical yardstick exists, and someone gets it out every time to say that such and such sources are not 'RS.'

Thank you for any helpful assistance that you might provide in this matter. Oldspammer 17:33, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

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All or Nothing...

That's what I didn't understand. You erased my contributions because they were uncited claims, yet you preserved your own uncited claims (regarding the characteristics of Indigo Children). Using a reftag might have been a better or maybe even the best (considering the nature of the topic) solution to this rather than erasing the section completely, but if nobody but you can make any contributions to it, then I see no other option that is fair.

But just out of curiosity, what made my contributions to that specific list any less plausible, founded or permissable than yours?

SystemGlitch

That's the thing - they weren't. And they weren't my contributions. I'm simply saying that when you have a list of A items and you need to reference them, it's not a good idea to add more claims and be left with A+whatever. Until the original list is dealt with, I see no real reason to compound the problem. When I see a giant list of uncited claims that look like they were added by a proponent of the "movement" as OR amongst a group of extremely well-cited claims (at the bottom), I get a bit suspicious. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 19:17, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Hello, I am the disinterested 3rd party and I wanted to say that I added some claims to that Indigo Children site. I referenced them and put them in a block quote. I got involved because, despite the fact that I don't even believe in Indigo Children, I took offence when I thought Systemglitch was angry with me for correcting grammar. As it turns out I think s/he is just sad that her or his edits were being erased but she/he didn't seem to understand how to just cite them. So that's where I stepped in. The source, an Indigo Child website, might not be ideal, but it has been used before on that page. I don't believe in the Bible either, but you have to go to Christian sources to see what they're thinking so this is just a matter of fringe degrees I think. If you are not happy with this compromise I won't pursue it further and you can just delete my changes. However, I think they should stand for the welfare of all concerned. Have a nice evening. Saudade7 20:16, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
I agree, but the only stuff I deleted was unreferenced, nothing there was ref'd, except the part about AIDS and so forth that was referenced (this might be what you're talking about, and I actually made sure to keep this, though System deleted it). Good work on the referencing if so! And on the record, I believe it's all a load of pseudoscientific hogwash - but that's why editors have to step in and make sure it's not turned into OR gobbledygook. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 20:44, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

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4chan

Not that I rilly give a shit about you reverting me but there's prolly moar unsauced pages on TOW that sauced pages; at least I tried. Also, why is 4chanarchive not valid sauce? It's a record of 4chan shenanigans that is not open to edit like a wiki is. And where exactly do you suggest 'we' find external links to cite for stuff like this? It's not like Wired covers 4chan etiquette.

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OIC...you're that wooty. LOL NAMEFAG!

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There's 'a' Wooty? I don't go by this name on any other website. Also, see WP:RS and consider adding random 4ch0n shit to Wikichan or tanasinn.info. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 08:36, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

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Hi. Thanks for looking after vandalism to my user page. I'm amazed at how persistent it was. --Jack Merridew 09:23, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Someone had posted on 4chan to vandalize your user page using a message aimed at several WP users, even though the allegations were BS (they were the same for every editor they posted about). -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 10:04, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
Interesting. Explains this, sort of. I had believed all of this to be related to notability tags and the like on D&D articles... however, it may be due to stuff like: Talk:List of Oh My Goddess characters and [1]. Thanks for the background. Best, Jack Merridew 10:13, 20 October 2007 (UTC)


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Dearest Opposer,

Thank you for your participation in my RFA, which closed unsuccessfully with 39 supports, 15 oppose, and 1 neutral. I would have liked to gain some experience of being an admin, but it wasn't to be. At least I gained some valuable time there and will use my knowledge picked up to my next candidacy. I would like to say once again, thank you for voting and I hope to see you at my next request be it a nomination or self-induced, I hope I don't get as many questions!
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MBII Article now GA!!

Just FYI, the Movie Battles article just got GA status!!! Yzmo talk 10:33, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

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My Rfa

Thanks for voting in my Rfa, which I withdrew from yesterday. Though I did not get promoted, I see this Rfa as being a success nonetheless. What I got out of this Rfa will help me to be a better, all around editor. Because of this Rfa I have decided to become better in other areas of editing. I'm not going to just be a vandalfighter. Though vandalfighting is good, being active in all areas of editing is even better. Have a nice day.--SJP 22:43, 1 November 2007 (UTC)


MSN

Hey dude, I saw you have MSN (on your userpage). My details are on my talk page, if you wanna add me. Cheers, Dihydrogen Monoxide (H2O) 07:47, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

Thank you. If they vandalise I'll be sure to report them soon enough! Auroranorth (sign) 11:56, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Afds

Dude I really read all the articles and thought they were good. That's why they should be kept, hey. Dude Wikipedia needs good articles ergo I must vote Keep in Afds when they are like gonna be deleted. Love to ya and all, it were not spam dude sup. 203.220.107.23 11:28, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

The thing is, AfD is a discussion, not a vote. You have to specify why you think an article is "good" because just saying it is provides no context or information for the person who makes the final decision (the closing admin). If I say "this article is good because it is well-sourced, is notable, and is free of bias" that is much more helpful than "this article is good" and it's much more likely to be given appropriate weight by the closing admin! -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 11:30, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Dude just loved them in general, they were good in all ways defacto then good. get it? 203.220.107.23 11:33, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Okay..I apologize then. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 11:34, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Dude you're really smart see I knew you would see my point sometimes good is just good Ayn Rand said so too not that I'm objectivist I dont like govts seeya. 203.220.107.23 11:46, 6 November 2007 (UTC)


User talk:Girl74

This user said that she needed help on her talk page. I linked her to Wikipedia:Questions and asked what she need help with, but if there's anything you would care to add, feel free. Regards, --U.S.A.U.S.A.U.S.A. deleted contribs 01:57, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

OhanaUnited's RfA

Wikipedia:shitty local band template

Aw man, you've just GOT to make that a template somehow! I'd be stamping that all over. AllGloryToTheHypnotoad 02:00, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I think the inclusionists might Q_Q about me making it in the WP or template namespace (wouldn't that be ironic) so add it to whatever page with the following: {{User:Wooty/A7orBust}}. Oh, and I love your "kill ratio" concept. Sometimes I wonder if the people who continually complain about prods and such being destructive actually see the crap that gets posted every two minutes on the Wonderful World of New Pages, much less the crap that gets overlooked. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 03:12, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Conflicting philosophies

I agree [with madman] and have reverted Template:user delete. I'm a deletionist, Jim, not a philosopher! -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 03:14, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

You may wish to actually read the page linked to. It's a central page describing the Wikipedian philosophies on meta. I'll revert for now. - jc37 11:39, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I actually did read the page linked to and thought that 'phil' is unnecessarily misleading and you've done the change without consensus. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 01:14, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

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RE: Refdesk

No problem. どういたしまして。But now I remember that I forgot to add '・' . I should have corrected to アイス・クリーム. BTW, your explanation was easy to understand and I like it. Best regards. Oda Mari (talk) 14:53, 28 November 2007 (UTC)


Just so you know...

I left this in response to your response to a question on the Help Desk page...

Re: Wooty,
Wikipedia can be a primary source if you are writing about Wikipedia. Sociologists, Anthropologists, Psychologists, Cultural Historians, Educators, etc. might all use the Wikipedia as an object of study, looking at the interactions of people on the Wiki, recurrent biases in articles, the patterns of creation and deletion of articles, democratic or anarchistic models of mass contribution, or even just analysing curt and dismissive responses to valid questions such as the one you offered this person before knowing the nature of his or her interest. Shalom, on the otherhand, offered the information without bias. Just my observation. Saudade7 02:36, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

On Spam...

Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
I, NASCAR Fan24 award Wooty this Barnstar of Good Humour for his brilliant On Spam page. As a new page patroller, I actually see some of the stuff while on duty, so it provided a good laugh! NF24(radio me!) 13:37, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
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lolcat bible

Well, it's been reported in multiple sources therefore it meets WP:WEB. I've never really cared about whether topics have articles or redirects to sections, apart from the fact that redirects to sections are a bit messy, and in this case having a section this long in the lolcat article about one particular website would perhaps throw off the balance of that article a bit.. - Zeibura (Talk) 14:06, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

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Er, I'm not sure that the advice you've given A.Z. is the best possible under the circumstances. I mean really—"shoot it off to Slashdot" for a trial by press?

If you've worked with A.Z. for any length of time, you will have noticed his tendency to get worked up and say...regrettable...things in the heat of the moment. Setting him up for a public fight is the absolute last thing you would want to do if you were trying to get him unbanned here. Fanning his flames and getting him riled up will just lead to belligerent, self-righteous attacks seasoned heavily with rules-lawyering. The ArbCom will perfectly reasonably find, based on that conduct, that their decision not to carry out a full appeal was correct. On the remote chance that A.Z. does manage to interest the press – and I use the term loosely, as I would include The Register in that category – he'll be made to look a complete nutjub by a reporter who chooses to print only the most...vehement...of A.Z.'s comments.

If you have concerns about "idiotic decisions done by a WP bureaucracy" then you should fight your own battles, in your own name. I've seen other editors use A.Z. as a stalking horse for their own grudges, and I would hate to see it happen again. (Some of that conduct is probably part of the reason why there's been no particular interest in unblocking A.Z.) TenOfAllTrades(talk) 15:07, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

I have never had problems with ArbCom and this is the first I've heard of this particular issue with it. I just think the block was unjustified and the lack of correspondence at least unprofessional, if not worrying in itself. That issue should be addressed one way or the other, and it's doubtful anything here is going to change that. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 23:56, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Hm...but do you really think that trial-by-press is likely to accomplish anything, or is good advice for A.Z.? TenOfAllTrades(talk) 01:06, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Well, that's really up to him. What I do know is that when the "secret mailing list" thing broke, there was a good bit of discussion. It's not like the ArbCom is going to spontaneously start discussing this again. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 12:44, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Do you think that the discussion in this case would help or hurt A.Z.? And do you have any indication that this is actually analagous to the (ridiculously distorted) "secret mailing list" thing? When you tell someone to go to the press, you're effectively saying 'I think that Wikipedia's mechanisms are so badly broken that there's no point in even trying to resolve things through frank and open discussion with the involved parties; the only solution left to me is to try to shame and embarrass them.' TenOfAllTrades(talk) 15:37, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Um, I'd assume it's somewhat difficult to have frank and open discussion with a organization that never replies to any correspondence. If A.Z. can get his situation handled on-wiki, that's great and obviously the best alternative, but does it really look like that's going to happen? The entire situation is a bottleneck. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 17:04, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Image background color

I came across your plea to fix your image backgrounds - while I believe the background color is dependent on the skin, you can change it in your monobook (at least that's what Google says, no guarantees!):

/* Makes the background of a framed image white instead of gray. */
/* Only visible with transparent images. */
/* See #Framed_image_background_color */
div.thumb div a img {
    background-color:#F8EABA;
}

Note that this will be site-wide: I'm not sure if you can make it only apply on one page, and if so I have no idea how. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] —Preceding comment was added at 12:59, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

You mean that I can't change other the colours displayed to other people? --Seans Potato Business 20:44, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Doesn't look like it - the image color is dependent on the monobook skin, so everyone would have to change theirs. :/ -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 02:42, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
I found a work-around. The trick was to remove the image borders completely, by removing the 'thumb' attribute (and specifying a restrained size) and then putting each image in its own little table with the background colour assigned to that table. Perfect. --Seans Potato Business 02:42, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Aha! Looks much better now. Good thinking. -Wooty [Woot?] [Spam! Spam! Wonderful spam!] 03:45, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

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Nope, sorry: simply a coincidence. - Carbon [Nyan?] 21:39, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

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Tannasin

I'm not sure you're familiar with the criteria for notability for web content. From the guideline (with my comments):

1. The content itself has been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works whose source is independent of the site itself.
That's not been established
  2. The website or content has won a well-known and independent award from either a publication or organization.[6]
That's not listed either
  3. The content is distributed via a medium which is both respected and independent of the creators, either through an online newspaper or magazine, an online publisher, or an online broadcaster;[7] except for:
again, nothing listed

As you can see, it doesn't meet the criteria for notability according to the web guideline. Unfortunatly, being widely known on the web isn't good enough for encyclopedia standards. Kuronue | Talk 01:18, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

You act as if I just signed up here: of course I'm familiar with WP:WEB. There is no reason to have both a needs sources tag and a notability tag on an article period. If sources are found, the topic is notable. I'm not attempting to justify the article's existence or its tone - merge it into 2ch or whatever. But the tag is superfluous. - Carbon [Nyan?] 01:43, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
You never know; I've seen plenty of experienced editors who never bothered to read some of the guidelines. The way I see it, you could say that it is notable for winning an award or something and not source it, and you could have sources for its existence but not its notability; it lacks both so I tagged both. Mostly I was worried that your consistent removal of the tag meant that you were insisting that it did, in fact, mention notability. If it bugs you that much I'd rather get rid of the unsourced tag; the notability is criteria for deletion wheras being unsourced just means it needs major cleanup. Kuronue | Talk 04:57, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

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Ron Paul? I so liek your userpage! I am a fellow /b/tard and a user with a shady past ;) --Party! (talk) 03:42, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

RON PAUL /b/! Thanks, but I sort of ripped it off from another guy so give me no credit. :V - Carbon [Nyan?] 05:51, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

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