User talk:DavidHobby

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State University of New York at New Paltz[edit]

If you make major changes, you should discuss them and your reasoning at Talk:State University of New York at New Paltz. Bearian (talk) 18:58, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey, I thought I did. Go look at your talk page for more... DavidHobby (talk) 15:09, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

O.K., I can do that. I'll take a look and revert if needed. P.S., I'm class of 1986. Bearian (talk) 15:13, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
I'll leave it as is. I see where you discussed it, further up the talk page. No problem. Thanks for the follow up. Bearian (talk) 15:15, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Groupoid vs. magma[edit]

I think the argument that emphasising the hatnote on groupoid is necessary because magma (algebra) uses "magma" and "groupoid" interchangeably is valid. However, I've instead made a note of the fact in the first sentence of magma (algebra). What do you think? —Anonymous DissidentTalk 05:31, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Should the table in the article magma (algebra) replace Category by Small category? A category is not an algebraic structure, because it's not a set - else we can easily run into paradoxes. Albmont (talk) 12:14, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Talk pages are useless - nobody reads them. But the table should not have wrong data! Albmont (talk) 18:07, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Before the troll deletes it too[edit]

Remind me to change (the broken link in Brightness Reef to a now extinct web site by a monomaniacal fan) for a quote from GURPS Uplift. Albmont (talk) 17:45, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

New Paltz alma mater[edit]

You've identified yourself as a professor at SUNY New Paltz, so I wonder if you know the copyright status of the alma mater? I know these songs are often in the public domain, but I didn't find a date with my cursory check, and I wonder about the entire lyrics being included in the college's article if it's not. Thanks for any help you might offer.--otherlleft 06:56, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Sorry, no idea. If the College does have copyright on it, they sure don't seem to be protecting it. For instance, the link in reference 20 goes to the words on the College's site, and there's no copyright notice there. DavidHobby (talk) 04:47, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Sorry for losing track of this thread (and getting a name change in the interim). I have to pop over to the Haggerty building today, so I will inquire about this. (And yes, I think it is entirely possible that we've met in the real world.)--~TPW 18:21, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Hello again, I spoke with the chief of staff who likewise didn't have an answer. She promised to get back to me. Cheers!--~TPW 00:20, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
"chief of staff"? That's not really a standard college title, is it? DavidHobby (talk) 03:47, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Rule 34 (novel)[edit]

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Revert only when necessary[edit]

I noticed that you reverted my edit on Rule 34. Please note WP:ROWN: reverting drives away editors. Nobody likes having their contribution negated. ENeville (talk) 16:27, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

I've commented further at Talk:Rule_34#Entry_descriptions. ENeville (talk) 17:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Please see[edit]

User:Smallbones/Questions on FTC rules - Smallbones(smalltalk) 13:05, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Making History (Novel)[edit]

Hi. Noticed you have undone my change to your entry on Stephen Fry's novel Making History. I changed your original entry because there's nowhere in the novel that Stephen Fry says that Michael is gay so I felt that for the article to say would be inaccurate. In fact, Stephen Fry doesn't say anything about Michael's sexuality so even to say that Michael is bisexual wouldn't be accurate, so I thought it best to change the article so that his sexuality isn't referred to. Marosc9 (talk) 15:28, 2 September 2014 (UTC)