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Writing about subjects that are close to home[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia, Mr Frykman. A word of warning to the wise: Be very very careful when writing about subjects that are close to home, such as onesself, one's relatives, or the school that one works/worked for. (See Wikipedia:List of bad article ideas.) There are rules about verifiability and no original research here (in addition to the infamous neutral point of view). Wikipedia editors don't just take people's words for things. (-: When I wrote Sam Pollard I made sure that every single sentence of the article can be verified from one, or more, of the sources cited. I wrote the article based entirely upon what the sources said, and didn't use any of my personal or firsthand knowledge. I highly recommend that as an approach. Jonathan de Boyne Pollard (talk · contribs) 22:50, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Furthermore, consider Mora Clocks. Thousands of hoax articles are added to Wikipedia every week. And they are little different in form to this. There is nothing in the article to inform the reader, and indeed other editors, that this isn't simply more of the same. Your article is functionally indistinguishable from a hoax. Whereas if one cites sources, both readers and editors can check that is isn't.

    Always cite sources. Don't worry about getting the form exactly correct, but do worry about making your articles verifiable. Jonathan de Boyne Pollard (talk · contribs) 00:22, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Warwick School[edit]

The image of the school is from the school's web site, and is neither in the public domain nor released under a free copyright licence. It would be good if we could have one or two images that both (a) were either in the public domain or GFDL licensed and (b) showed more of the school. Could you persuade someone to take a decent photograph of the whole school from the air and donate it to the public domain/release it under the GFDL? Jonathan de Boyne Pollard (talk · contribs) 22:50, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

Warwick School[edit]

Interested that you consider Warwick School to have Royal patronage. Technically Henry VIII refounded the school in 1545, but no serving monarch has ever visited. A successful example of patronage?? Best wishes, Gervald (Warwick School Archivist).--G N Frykman 14:21, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi there,

I found the full list of organisations with Royal charter at the Privy Council website http://www.privy-council.org.uk/files/excel/Record%20of%20Charters%20Granted.xls . Perhaps this should be reworded this group list of organisations granted a Royal Charter.--Alex 07:57, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Mr Stooke[edit]

Hello there Gervald, Don't you remember me, Mr Stook, a former teacher there at Warwick school. Why did you undo my changes to the Wikipedia page on Warwick School, dismissing it as vandalism. I'll have you know, I know a lot more about the history of the school than most of its current teachers, and even you I dare-say.

Silly boy. You can't even spell "Stooke". Only contribute to my user page if you have something useful to say.G N Frykman 17:33, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Warwick School Image[edit]

G N Frykman, If you think it suits for fair use, please tag with it. If you have images which can replace such kind of images whose copyright status is holded by you, then releasing them under better license, like {{GFDL-self}}, {{PD-self}} would be better for collaboration. Thank you, Shyam (T/C) 13:10, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Fancy seeing you here! How are you? I noticed that the license on Image:Warwick School.jpg is calling a template that doesn't exist. If it was your intention to use Template:CopyrightedFreeUse, then you should know the following:
  • parameters are separated from the template name with a pipe, not a hyphen
  • this template does not take a parameter anyway
  • this template should not be used for new images - use Template:No rights reserved
The page Wikipedia:Image copyright tags may be of use to you. If you don't care about credit, then use Template:No rights reserved. If you want Warwick School to retain "credit" then look at a Creative Commons license. Unfortunately, Wikipedia is not interested in new images licensed with the no derivative works condition, which is a shame as it prohibits, for example, the defacement of images for all the good that would do. If you want a CC license then I'd have thought Template:Cc-by-2.0 is the one for you. Hope this helps. If there's anything I can do, let me know. RupertMillard (Talk) 00:36, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Now that's just unkind. I was trying to help. It's really no skin of my nose if some bot deletes the image because it has no copyright information, and that will happen if you don't attach copyright information. Just because a picture is on a website, it's not in the "public domain" in the copyright sense of the term. In order for the WikiMedia Foundation to avoid legal battles, which it cannot afford, it is very careful about what images are copied onto Wikipedia. You never had to choose between leaving things as they are or replacing the photograph. All you had to do was stick on Template:PD-user, and that would have taken less time than putting belligerent messages on my talk page. I have done it for you. RupertMillard (Talk) 19:57, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your message. Take care & best wishes. Please give my regards to all at Warwick. RupertMillard (Talk) 20:20, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

electron configuration[edit]

Hi there.

I was wondering why in Copper and Chromium the 4s sub shell does not fill up entirely. What I mean is that the electron configuration for copper is,if i am not mistaken, (sorry dont know how to do superscript):1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s1 3d10 and for Chromium it is 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s1 3d5. I do not understand for copper why it is not 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d9. I can recall vaguely that it is do with the atoms are more electronically stable with 10 in the d shell and 1 in the s shell for Copper and 5 in the d shell and 1 in the s shell for Chromium. Are these the only two which are like this?

Thank you for any help

chemaddict 21:57, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the star! A pleasant surprise! What I say to my pupils is that 3d and 4s are incredibly close in energy. There is an extra stability associated with half-full (Cr) and completely full (Cu) 3d sub-levels, that tips the balance, and a 4s electron is "borrowed". All the rest of the elements of the first transition series have the 2 x 4s electrons. In the second and third series the patterns are broadly similar, and even more complicated "borrowing" goes on in the lanthanides and actinides. Best wishes, G N Frykman 17:30, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much. One more thing, sorry to bother you. This is on the topic of hydrogen bonding (got AS chemistry exam tomorrow hence the varience in topics). I was wondering why it is at 4 degrees celcius where the density or ice changes. I know that hydrogen bonding creates spacing in the stucture of the water but i dont understand why 4 celcius has any relevance?

thank you

chemaddict 18:56, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Good luck in your AS exam. I've got about 30 pupils taking it, too. The figure of 4C is a compromise between the tendency of water to expand when heated (and thus reduce the density) and the open hydrogen- bonded ice structure breaking down pulling the molecules closer together (and thus increase the density). 4C is the temperature at which the one takes over from the other. This fact is why fish can live in a frozen pond, by the way. It's always 4C at the bottom! G N Frykman 22:08, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for all your help chemaddict 22:20, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Award[edit]

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I award this to G N Frykman because even after a dispute, he offered his help which I found truly supportive and gentlemanlike. thank you very much chemaddict 22:16, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Warwick School Edit[edit]

Hi. You posted on my user talk page that I had made 'interesting edits' to the Warwick School page which 'of course have been reverted'. I don't know what I have edited, all I did was alter the link to St Peter's School (removing the full stop after St) as the page was moved. As this has not been reverted, I think you may be confused. I know nothing about Warwick School, and so would not change any information contained within. Mdcollins1984 09:34, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

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Oh, OrphanBot. GNF is going to love you now.... Mr. Frykman, as you took the photo yourself, you need look no further than one of these licenses. Put one of your choice on the image page, and the wiki police will get off your back. Regards. RupertMillard (Talk) 16:41, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, dear Rupert, for your help with the photo of my second cousin once removed's figurine which she is looking after to stop the grasping niece of her late next-door-neighbour grabbing before probate is granted...--G N Frykman 16:48, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
You're welcome! BTW, I don't know if you or others at Warwick may be interested, but I will be on University Challenge sometime this series. The episodes are clearly being screened out of order, so I have no idea when exactly it will be! Hope all is going well for you. Best wishes, RupertMillard (Talk) 17:02, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Well done on being on UC. I suppose the series has already been filmed, and you know the results, but you're not allowed to divulge them??--G N Frykman 18:03, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Actually they didn't ask us not to say, but I'm not going to anyway. Certainly not on such a public forum! RupertMillard (Talk) 19:22, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Funnily enough, I just got emailed the time of our (first?) episode: Monday 23 Oct. Best wishes, RupertMillard (Talk) 21:24, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


Old Boys[edit]

GNF, how many old boys do we know who contribute regularly to this amazing site? Hope all is well in the world of Chemistry, Richard Lawson Cls14 00:26, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Not many. Some pop up and put themselves in the "alumni" section, whereupon I immediately delete them again. Perhaps we should form a sub-group of OWs called WOWs? Or OWWs? The world of chemistry is "interesting" - your brother could tell you why. --G N Frykman 09:31, 4 January 2007 (UTC)


KHS Edits[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up and adding information to the KHS article. My attempt was ok but it needed someone to pad it out a bit! Cls14 18:31, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

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