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Micropayment[edit]

Hi, you edited the Micropayment page. I don't want to discourage you from editing, but I do believe the paypal page has a definition of "micropayment". The page says there is a different rate for micropayments, and this rate will be charged to all payments less that $12. Therefore, $12 is the largest amount that qualifies as a micropayment, according to PayPal. Fleetham (talk) 23:13, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi, John-

I'm not entirely convinced that that's a definition, e.g., https://micropayments.paypal-labs.com/ says that Paypal considers transactions less than $10 to be micropayments, but I'm okay with it either way.

A deeper issue is that the article implies that this is a new definition which replaces the old, whereas in fact it's specific to Paypal and not used in the industry in general. But I'm not up to trying to convey that today.

Thanks for your note, Dan Danbloch (talk) 00:59, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

response[edit]

I don't know if Paypal's is a new definition that replaces the old... I guess it is because what people meant by "microtransactions" in the 1990s don't exist anymore.

So today you can call $12 a micropayment but in the 1990s $0.12 was more what was meant by the term.

Visa calls any online payment of less than $20 a micropayment, at least in Australia.[1]

And my name isn't John. Fleetham (talk) 02:14, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

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January 2017[edit]

Hello, I'm Jim1138. I noticed that in this edit to Great Smog of London, you removed content without adequately explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, the removed content has been restored. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. Jim1138 (talk) 06:44, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Great Smog of London[edit]

What's the problem? It seems quite clear to me. Please see wp:BRD Thank you Jim1138 (talk) 07:42, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

@Jim1138:

The paragraph begins, "In considering whether such an event could occur again," but never addresses that question. It then says that research has show relationships between various factors, but not what the relationships are. The final sentence leaves off one of these factors and rephrases the other two, using jargon not understandable without going back to the reference source ("English local authority areas"). When you finally make your way through all this the whole paragraph boils down to "deaths are caused by the pollution", which has already been stated and in no way justifies the effort of reading and rereading the paragraph. Finally, this paragraph doesn't relate to the topic of the section, environmental impact.

Do you believe it says something other than that?

Dan Bloch (talk) 09:16, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

I agree it should at least be rewritten in layman's terms. I restored your edit. I'll leave a message on [[ ]]'s page who added the info here. Sorry about that. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 09:37, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

@Jim1138:

Many thanks. Sorry about omitting the description. Dan Bloch (talk) 20:39, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you![edit]

Thanks so much for updating the Dave Duncan page.

Stephani — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.91.173.34 (talk) 09:47, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

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Your edit to Lissajous orbit[edit]

Regarding your edit to Lissajous orbit, I think Queqiao is a halo orbit not Lissajous orbit as your source's title says.―― Phoenix7777 (talk) 21:53, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. The text of the article says that it started in a halo orbit and then went into a Lissajous orbit, but it's a bit odd. I'll see if I can find a better source. Dan Bloch (talk) 22:18, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Duverger's law[edit]

Sorry about that. I mistook your summary for having a whiff of "this hurts my brain so must die" but I see now the text has been queried without response on the talk page, the source is opaque, and the contributing user is dormant. And I certainly don't know what it's supposed to mean! Cheers! Captainllama (talk) 23:04, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

1948 United States Senate election in Texas[edit]

Hey- I saw you were doing some detail work on LBJ ([1]) and I would like to invite you to take a look at 1948 United States Senate election in Texas. I added it to the category for Election Fraud in the United States (see the talk page there). Please make some edits on that page if interested. I think we should do a day-by-day, step-by-step kind of analysis of this election- from the campaign stops by Stevenson and LBJ to the court proceedings after the runoff. Geographyinitiative (talk) 09:47, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Your timing is really good. I'm reading Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson and I'll be caught up with the 1948 election tonight or tomorrow. I'll take a look then. Dan Bloch (talk) 22:08, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

給您的星章![edit]

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Thanks for your work cleaning up the 1948 United States Senate election in Texas page. You made the wording a lot clearer and did really good with adding relevant details. It's looking more like the page I would have hoped Wikipedia would have already had! Thanks!! Geographyinitiative (talk) 09:24, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Re:wikilink and citation templates[edit]

Hi! Re: an edit removing wikification of book titles and the publisher

I would like to call attention to the following on Template:Cite book:

  • "title: Title of source. Can be wikilinked to an existing Wikipedia article or url may be used to add an external link, but not both. "
  • "publisher: Name of publisher; may be wikilinked if relevant." - My experience is that it usually is relevant and should be wikilinked anyway.

The documentation does say they can be wikilinked (It specifies certain parameters that should not), and I would strongly prefer that these items are wikilinked here.

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 03:11, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi!

Those are indeed the guidelines I had in mind. For title, it says, "can be wikilinked to an existing Wikipedia article or url", and a redlink isn't an existing Wikipedia article. The publisher is open to discussion and I wouldn't have changed it if I hadn't been editing anyway, but since the significance would be the same if the publisher were the University of California Press, or Princeton Press, or Houghton Mifflin, I don't think it's relevant.

Regards, Dan Bloch (talk) 03:54, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Aha! The link here should have been blue, as the article in quest did and does exist, but under a variation of the title. I will redirect that. If you wish to discuss the use of redlinks of the publisher, maybe a discussion can be opened in the guideline page? WhisperToMe (talk) 04:48, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
I'm happy enough the way things are now. Cheers! Dan Bloch (talk) 05:20, 20 August 2019 (UTC)