User talk:Craigboy

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Craigboy, on 22nd of April 2013 you did this:

You copy-pasted the text "NTO/MMH" from an FAA pdf and wikified it as "\[\[Monomethylhydrazine|NTO]]/\[\[Methylacetylene|MMH]]". You do not need even high school chemistry to know that's wrong. Just clicking is enough. I don't know why this mistake survived for 11 months. Please read John D. Clark's "Ingition!" before editing propellant related stuff. Zeev.tarantov (talk) 14:52, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Be courteous. Mistakes happen, it looks like it was a copy error.--Craigboy (talk) 15:11, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


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RE: Documentary[edit]

It is not defamation if it is true. The DOB (8/6/1967) is available in the California Birth Registry and court references are all correct, as well as the referenced documentary Trans/Formed (2007).

In February 2007, a Los Angeles judge ruled "Eve" could legally chaged her name from William Ervin Pilger to Erika Elizabeth Ervin. At that time, a new birth certificate was issued. The decision came after "Eve" applied and published a notice regarding the change in her gender and identity in Los Angeles's Metropolitan News-Enterprise newspaper. In court documents "Eve's" doctor, Emanuel R. Lim, gave a declaration to the court that: 'Miss Ervin has undergone irreversible surgery that changed sex characteristics as a part of her transition from male to female. On October 6, 2006 Eve [Erika Ervin] was examined and diagnosed with gender identity disorder and underwent reassignment surgery at Piyavate Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KCRos (talkcontribs) 22:57, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Have you seen Trans/Formed? I'm having trouble finding sources for some of those statements, can you either link or explicitly state where each is from?--Craigboy (talk) 23:27, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

I have seen it. In it, there are black and white photos, from a head shot of Bill Pilger. In it, Erika Ervin says that her name had been 'Bill Pilger,' she laughs and acts somewhat embarrassed and states that she graduated from Skyline High School in 1985. Her hair is straight and about shoulder length in the film. The Skyline High School (Oakland, CA) yearbook from 1985 shows a photo of BP in a senior photo, other photos are of Bill/William Pilger on the basketball team, although I think they may have been from junior year. If you want to double check it is available at The birth certificate issued to William Pilger (DOB 8/6/1967) has the parent names listed as Patricia and William. The documentary itself has completely disappeared from the net, along with its trailer. The court case documents are available thru the Los Angeles Superior Court and also can be viewed in an article in the Irish Daily News from January 29, 2011 called 'Secret of the 'World's Tallest Model'... She Used to Be a 7ft Man ; As She Prepares to Visit Ireland, We Reveal the Extraordinary Past of Towering Beauty Amazon Eve [Eire Region]' — Preceding unsigned comment added by KCRos (talkcontribs) 23:56, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Can you obtain a copy of the documentary?--Craigboy (talk) 02:13, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

If you would like more information on the film, please contact Cleo Valente, Executive Producer/Director or Tom Bibiyan Co-Executive Producer by email at KCRos (talk) 16:22, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I emailed them but haven't gotten a response.--Craigboy (talk) 10:31, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

RE: AE/EE KCRos I am related to this individual. The reason there is no supporting documentation is that AE/EE has threatened legal action against everyone from family members to websites in Ireland to the US, blogs, Youtube, documentary, etc. In regard to your research, the answers are all true, but proving them in this forum might not be the best course of action. Plenty of people in show business lie/distort facts about their age and history. Wether or not it is any of our business, is probably not up for public discussion. If AE/EE wants to present a public profile that reflects many facts that are untrue, in the end do we really give a SH!T? Her life, notoriety is pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things. On a personal note, if ever in your private life you are forced to deal with this individual, again, please know that it is not slander nor defamation if it is true. All of the statements and leads that you have looked into are factual. Hopefully, knowing that is enough. Roddylaves (talk) 05:38, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Falcon rocket family diagram[edit]

Hey Craigboy, there is some new and updated discussion on the Wikimedia page for that family drawing you made.

Here's the link: [1] Cheers. N2e (talk) 02:06, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

MCT launch vehicle[edit]

Hi Craigboy. You added that the MCT launch vehicle would "consist of one or three cores" over in the new section of the MCT article on the launch vehicle.

My question is could you point us to a source for the multiple cores? I know a LOT of folks are speculating on a three core, like the Falcon Heavy, and can point to old (and very preliminary, and later walked back) charts showing a three-core X and XX rockets on a powerpoint slide in 2010). But I've not seen a source where SpaceX has said any more than the LV for the MCT would use Raptor, would use 9 of them, and would be 10 metres in diameter.

Thanks. N2e (talk) 17:29, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

"nine of these immensely powerful engines – on one or three cores – will be utilized to send SpaceX’s Super Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle (SHLV) uphill on missions to Mars"--Craigboy (talk) 04:22, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

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It is not replaceable with a free equivalent. Please do not delete fair-use images that you have not found a free equivalent for. I do not check my wikipedia account daily.--Craigboy (talk) 19:01, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
The trouble is that a free equivalent could be made. In order to use a copyrighted image under the fair use rules, the image has to be one that can not be replaced by a free version, even in theory. There are very few images like that, usually ones that have important historical significance. Geogene (talk) 18:46, 28 July 2014 (UTC)


Since this looks like this is your home wiki, just giving you an 'additional' ping about the talk page message I left you at Commons regarding File:NASA_spacecrafts.jpg. Reventtalk 19:30, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

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Pressurized Mating Adapters[edit]

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We can do it here. Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) is following the same capitalization structure of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).--Craigboy (talk) 03:59, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, but the issue is whether Pressurized Mating Adapter is a proper noun...WP:NCCAPS says the title should only be capitalized when it is a proper noun. I'm inclined to agree that PMA is a proper noun, but there is another, more serious issue: you should not copy and paste text from one article to the other to rename a title. That fragments the page history and violates the author attribution required for the CC-BY-SA license. Altamel (talk) 04:03, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I apologize. It's been several years since I'm moved a page, I forgot the proper procedure.--Craigboy (talk) 04:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Since we can't just move Pressurized mating adapter to Pressurized Mating Adapter now (too many edits in the way), I'll list the situation at Wikipedia:Requested_moves/Technical_requests. Please weigh in—it will help establish a consensus for renaming. Altamel (talk) 04:12, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Mercury-Atlas 7 insignia is wrong[edit]

On the Aurora 7 talk page, SpaceHistory101 (talk · contribs) wrote in April 2009 that the image was wrong, in that the 7 is supposed to be blue, not red. Someone soon responded by changing it to Aurora 7 insignia proper.jpg which confirms the 7 was indeed blue. You reverted this in December 2011, after you cleaned up the original image. Can you please fix that image by changing the color of the 7? (Alternatively, we probably should go back to the photo.) Thanks.

This issue is complicated by the fact that the sources of these images aren't well documented (SpaceHistory101 thinks "Ed Buckbee", apparently an MSFC public affairs person, created them as souvenir patches), and also by the fact that NASA apparently had mission patches (Gemini- and Apollo-style) done after the fact. Where do you think would be the best place to discuss this bigger issue? JustinTime55 (talk) 17:47, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Modern Rome image[edit]

You are at 3RR. I strongly suggest you use the talk page and don't revert again. – SchroCat (talk) 11:18, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

You're at 4.--Craigboy (talk) 11:22, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Nope: count again. - SchroCat (talk) 11:29, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I can link the page history if you want.--Craigboy (talk) 11:31, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Go ahead. I've made 3 reverts, not 4, so I'm at 3RR, not 4. – SchroCat (talk) 12:17, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
You're forgetting the initial one. But this is a meaningless argument, so can we please just discuses the different versions of the paintings?--Craigboy (talk) 12:23, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I've forgotten nothing: that's not a revert. – SchroCat (talk) 12:40, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Can we please focus on the different versions of the paintings?--Craigboy (talk) 12:43, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Contact Request[edit]

Hi, popular YouTuber SmarterEveryDay wants to talk to you. The best way seems to be through his Twitter. (talk) 01:45, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

I don't really do twiiter. Can you tell him to make a wiki account and talk with me here?--Craigboy (talk) 22:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Apollo 11 first step.jpg[edit]

Guess who this really is?

Hello. Thanks for your good work upgrading this image from NASA's partially restored TV footage. There's only one small problem: as Jessegalebaker (talk · contribs) caught on the Apollo 11 talk page, this is actually Aldrin, not Armstrong, descending the ladder. The telltale sign is the white area to the left of the thigh, which doesn't match the lunar horizon. This is sunlight reflecting off of Armstrong's visor, as he was hidden behind the landing gear as Aldrin was descending. If you watch the video carefully, you see that Armstrong's descent doesn't match this picture, while Aldrin's does. And after he makes it to the surface, Armstrong comes around from behind the leg, into the camera view.

I temporarily fixed this by changing the caption to correctly identify Aldrin (and also made a clumsy note on the Commons page, based on the assumption NASA made the mistake), before I saw that the original photo with the ugly horizontal bar correctly showed Armstrong, and you had made the change. Since this photo is used in several articles, with captions saying it's Armstrong, I think a better fix would be for you to go back to the restored video and pick a proper frame of Armstrong. Can you please do this? Thanks. After you do, I'll revert my changes. JustinTime55 (talk) 14:23, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

I've gone back and looked at the restored footage to see if I could find a good screen capture of Armstrong descending the ladder. But the footage seems significantly less sharp then Jatkins' upload (at least of Armstrong), so we may just want to permanently revert back to his/her image.--Craigboy (talk) 19:37, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

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Neutral buoyancy pool[edit]

Thanks! Awesome article; nice work! I'm a little concerned about the duplication of information in Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid; could you take a look at both articles and try to make sure the subjects are clearly delineated? Swpbtalk 13:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

I have, Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid is in very unusual format for a wiki article and only mentions Gemini to Skylab. The pages could eventually be merged. Our maybe we could rename "neutral buoyancy pools" to "list of neutral buoyancy pools". Although at this point I'm unsure.--Craigboy (talk) 20:47, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Renaming to "List of..." could work; so could a merge. I'll give it some thought as well. Swpbtalk 21:25, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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