User talk:Frederic Y Bois

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Hello, Frederic Y Bois, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for several statistical articles including Sensitivity and specificity. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. By the way, as you seem to be interested in statistics, you might like to take a look at WikiProject Statistics or the Statistics Portal if you haven't already. Again, welcome! Qwfp (talk) 23:07, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your encouragement! (Frederic Y Bois (talk))

Proposed deletion of LibSBML[edit]

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>> I think this was stupid

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>> I think this was stupid too

Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

I have replied to your second post. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:10, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Your feedback on Wikipedia: The Missing Manual[edit]


I saw your feedback on Wikipedia: The Missing Manual, and thought you might appreciate a response. I see that the nice people at the Teahouse have already given you an answer about language links.

Though the original printed book did include an index, the editable version here on Wikipedia does not have an index. For reading the book online you can use the search box on the table of contents page (right side) instead of an index. I can see that an index would be useful for people who order a printed copy or print it out themselves. Unfortunately, I can't think of a way to do this. The main problem is that we need page numbers to refer to pages in a printed copy, but the page numbers could be different depending on paper size, page margins, font size, etc. I'm also slightly worried that an index page would get out-of-date as editors make changes to the Missing Manual. If you have any ideas, please let me know or post your suggestions at Help talk:Wikipedia: The Missing Manual.

I'm a little surprised you had difficulty understanding "described in the next section". Though the word section does have a specific meaning on Wikipedia, I thought the phrase made sense with just the standard English meaning (a part or subdivision of a document). I've modified the page so the words "next section" link to the "How to Create Internal Links" heading, which I hope makes things clearer. If you have any suggestions for clearer wording, post to the page's talk page, post further feedback or let me know.

Thank you for raising the issue of language links. As far as I can see, they aren't mentioned anywhere in the Missing Manual, and I think they should be. I've made a note to add a section on them somewhere, which I'll probably do in the next few days.

Thanks for your feedback! – PartTimeGnome (talk | contribs) 00:58, 4 December 2012 (UTC)


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Another reminder[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Frederic Y. Bois[edit]

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>> OK, an effort was done to improve that (I got to understand better the RefToolBar). I also saw that the tag was removed by someone else. Thanks anyway.

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January 2017[edit]

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