User talk:Dan Wylie-Sears

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I've been generating a bunch of stubs on molecular biology. Many of these probably should eventually be merged into other articles, with redirects put in their places. But I would hope for eventually -- later rather than sooner. Because molecular biology is a fast-moving discipline, we often don't know whether a particular protein will turn out to be much more important than it currently looks. We also often don't know what article a particular protein will eventually belong in. But we can be pretty sure that many of them will be worthy of their own articles in the long run, with lots of links between them.

Molecular biology is a fast-moving discipline, where Wikipedia seems to me to have an ideal niche: slower and more expansive than review articles, but much faster and cheaper than textbooks. Wikipedia also has the potential to bridge the gaps between levels of expertise, so that someone who begins as a casual reader about the subject can keep learning until they can make sense of the latest research results relevant to their concerns.

Old stuff[edit]


Hello, Dan Wylie-Sears, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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DN & T-cells[edit]


Thanks for your edit to DN (disambiguation). I'm wondering if the T-cell link really needs to be on that page, however. I'm only slightly familiar with the T-cell field, so I may be wrong here, but it seems unlikely that if I was looking for an article on T-cells, "DN" is what I would be likely to have typed into the search box. If it is a common shorthand, then it does indeed belong on the dab (disambiguation) page. My guess is not, but as I said, I'm not that familiar with the field and its jargon. In any case, I eliminated the link to CD4 (there should only be a single link per entry), and fixed up the formatting of the superscript minus signs to look better. See Manual of Style RoySmith 11:50, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. You've got a good point about looking up acronyms you've seen somewhere. You may also be right that DN and DN (disambiguation) may be misnamed. I'm into sailing, so when I hear "DN", I instantly think iceboats, but that may not be universal :-). RoySmith 12:50, 13 July 2005 (UTC)


Regarding your comment on my talk page, I have not begun work on the Raf article. I placed a link to it on my user page as an article I'd potentially like to start at some point, but I don't think I'll be getting around to that any time soon. If you had plans on writing the article, that would be great! —Brim 17:37, 19 January 2006 (UTC)


I think that this may interest you: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gatekeeper (politics). Thanks, HK 06:57, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

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Darby the Dog[edit]

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If gibberish gets posted by "me", it's presumably because my five-year-old has been playing on the computer. He's pretty good about sticking to the kids' stuff we let him do, but apparently he's been clicking some unauthorized buttons. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dan Wylie-Sears (talkcontribs) 2 March 2008 (UTC)