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Copyedit notices[edit]

Hi, i noticed that whenever i put up a copyedit or clean up notice on one of the articles you contributed you "deleted" everything. Please understand that such notices are not meant to be offensive towards the writer(s) of the article. They merely call for attention from other users to improve the article collectively, whether content-wise or language-wise.

i personally think the article on Tea Classics is very comprehensive. However, it does not conform to Wikipedia standards and is rather messy to read. That was why i put up the wikify and clean up notices.

As for Wang Tao, there were many grammatical and spelling errors. i didn't have time to copyedit the article myself, which was why i put up the copyedit notice to call for attention from many Wikipedians out there who had the time and expertise (some Wikipedians are dedicated to copyediting articles).

i hope this clears things up a little. --Plastictv 29 June 2005 01:19 (UTC)

Chop Suey[edit]

Hi, I like your contribs, but I've read the website references you added. The stories contradict each other, and some do not attribute the origins of Chop Suey to the Chinese diplomat. Please, let us address the conflict here: Talk:Chop_suey. Also, I've added a few points which seem to discredit the story of the diplomat. Thanks--Muchosucko 02:48, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

The most important point, dont forget, is Chop Suey was Chinese Restaurant invention, not Amenian as you suggested Gisling 02:51, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

I'm afraid, you can't simply muscle through your point. We must debate it out. Again, I've added an exhaustive reason for my reversions. Please don't insult me by simply ignoring them. I have not ignored your contribs, please don't ignore mine.--Muchosucko 02:53, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Please stop this, I have tried very hard to explain why I think these edits are unacceptable and corrupt the integrity of the article. Please responD to my concerns on the talk page. I have paid attention to every single one of your references and they simply contradict each other. Please let us begin a debate instead of a revert war. Please, say something on the talk page. Again Wiki must be a collaboration, not a brute force attempt. Thanks. --Muchosucko 02:57, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

The earlist restaurant serving Chop Suey was Hong Far Low(meaning Red Flower Restaurant) in Boston in 1880's. There is a Hong Far Low Chop Suey menu on display at the "Chinese restaurant in America" Exhibition in Museum of Chinese in the Americas in New York. This 125 years old Chop Suey menu clearly proves beyong any doubt that Chop Suey was Chinese restaurant invention. You have absolute no evidence whatsovever to prove otherwise. Gisling 02:53, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for replying. Please go to Talk:Chop suey for my response.--Muchosucko 03:11, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Gisling, Please stop ignoring my repeated explainations of my reversions. I've spent a lot of time reading and thinking about what you've written. You have simply ignored my hard work and analysis of your writing. I do not ignore your contributions. Indeed, I spend a lot of time researching them. Please respond to my concerns here. I have now written pages and pages of reasons why I think your contributions do not help the article. Please respond. Please. Please go to Talk:Chop suey --Muchosucko 15:04, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Gisling, it is customary to hammer these things out on the talk page. Agian, I have worked hard on the reasons why I removed some of what you added. This is not personal. I truly think these things hurt the article. Please stop ignoring what I have written. I truly believe Wiki is collaborative, and that we must compromise and discuss. Please stop bluntly reverting. Please. My reasons are listed in detail here talk:chop suey--Muchosucko 15:30, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Gisling, I've noticed you keep adding things to the article. It is customary to discuss controversial edits on the Talk page, reach a consensus, and then add a mutually agreed upon version onto the front page. This is a collaboration. Please understand my arguments on the talk page, and let us leave the main page as it was before your additions. Thanks. Please argue it out on the talk page, not the article page. Thanks. talk:chop suey --Muchosucko 15:41, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Gisling, please stop muscling through your additions. Instead, it is customary to go to talk:chop suey and discuss these things. You do not strenghten your argument by reverting here. Instead, you might be best served by explaining your additions with concise arguments. I have continually replied to your contributions on the talk page. Please do the same for mine. Please discuss here talk:chop suey--Muchosucko 15:55, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Gisling, I don't think you help your argument by doing this.--Muchosucko 16:07, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Gisling, You damage your position by doing this, You are much better off explaining in a calm, collected way on the talk page as I have. You won't convince me your contributions work by aggressively adding them. --Muchosucko 16:14, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

chop suey revert war[edit]

Hi. Please see Wikipedia:3RR, the 3-revert rule, which you have breached several times now on chop suey. Morwen - Talk 16:19, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Lu Guimong[edit]

Hello, I've moved the page to Lu Guimeng (since the spelling is faulty), so could u delete the Lu Guimong page? thanks :-D--K.C. Tang 14:36, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Tea Classics[edit]

Hi Gisling-

I wanted to give you a heads up about the change I made on Tea Classics. I don't think that the mythology of Shen Nong is authoratative as a source of tea, just as he is not the authoritative source of animal husbandry. If you have any concerns about this, let's work them out them out together on the Talk:Tea Classics. Thanks S.N. Hillbrand 02:13, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikimedia Canada[edit]

I don't think it is a good idea to establish a Wikimedia Canada chapter, it only serves to fragmentize en:wikipedia. Currently there is only one English language en:wikipedia with nearly one million entries. There are many English speaking countries, England, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Canada etc. There is no US:Wikipedia nor Au:wikipedia why need a CA:wikipedia ??

One can find all about Canada in en:wikipedia. If you put Canadian related articles in ca:wikepedia, the net result will be far less people reading these article. Gisling 19:19, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm afraid you're slightly mistaken about Wikimedia Canada's (WMC) purpose. These are a few points about WMC's planned operations.
  1. In the last donation drive, CDN$11,473.05 was donated by our nation. None of that was tax-deductable, as it was donated to an American charity. People donating within Canada will now be able to get tax receipts.
  2. We'll be able to better organize programs to encourage the development of Wikipedia/Wikisource/Wiktionary in native languages that are loosing ground in an Anglocentric world.
  3. We'll organize meetups, to encourage the community aspect of the project.
  4. It becomes easier to plan representation at local events or conferences.
  5. Increased voice on matters presented to the board.
  6. Start projects to encourage new Canadian content. Encourage local historical groups, museums, town councils, boards of trade to add local info.
  7. Within the projects, increase Canadian content in internationally relevant articles.
  8. Occasionally take up moderate political causes that benefit the Wikimedia Foundation, such as loosening Crown copyright.
While we will have a website for WMC, it will only be to organize these activities, not create a seperate resource. Also, we are out to promote Canada not only in English Wikimedia projects, but also French, and to a lesser extent native languages or any other language. -- user:zanimum

I was thinking the same thing, I was just made a donation to WM but I really would like to be able to deduct it. I'd be in favour of a Canadian Chapter. Tawker 03:56, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

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HAPPY EASTER ![edit]

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Image:Ta Keo temple.jpg[edit]

Hi Gisling. You nominated this image for deletion as a copyvio from flickr. I have removed the deletion tag, because the flickr page states that the image has been released under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License v. 2.0, so it can be used on Wikipedia. JPD (talk) 16:36, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Millennium bandstand[edit]

Hi Gisling, sorry to point out another typo: it should be Millennium with two 'n's. I believe even Mazda makes this mistake! Nice photo though! Regards. Jpaulm 14:39, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

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dyk[edit]

Updated DYK query On 29 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article The Sea Island Mathematical Manual , which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Finch Bus Terminal[edit]

I noticed you moved Finch Bus Terminal by adding GO to the name of the article. Because you have made no other changes to related articles or templates, I consider this frivolous and have moved it back. Although there might be some validity to making this move, the terminal is one of a group which all have the same naming convention. Further disambiguation is not necessary as the nearby subway station is suffixed with TTC. If you feel that the GO Bus Terminals shoud be renamed please start a discussion at the Talk:GO Transit page; where you will see that there has already been a lot of work put into naming GO Stations. YOU must be willing to edit ALL related articles and redirects. If you can't do the time; don't do the crime. -Secondarywaltz (talk) 16:52, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


ooooops[edit]

The Indonesian Project EN - prides itself on being able to spot a dubious reference from a mile off as we are flooded with edits without a cite or ref in sight - however your refs are close to problematic - they are not possibly WP:V or any sign of being WP:RS as you are applying them :) - so there might need to be some form of negotiation over your edits to Surabaya and Pekalongan - as they stand they produce more questions than answers SatuSuro 13:05, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you - however there re still other items we might have to check later - please note that the WP EN Indonesia project has large amounts of uncited and very dubious edits - any help that you can provide in offering fully WP:V WP:RS that help article with WP:N are appreciated - thanks SatuSuro 13:27, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

One small problem - the Indonesian project was almost a 1421/1434 free zone until your edits for Surabaya - dont be suprised if other editors revert your edits with some fervour and passion SatuSuro 13:31, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

I quoted Ma Huan not Menzies. Ma Huan's book is the most authentic book about Zheng He's voyage, it was fully translated into English. It was a fact of history, that many Chinese travellers from Tang dynasty thru Ming dynasty visited Indonesia--Gisling (talk) 13:38, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Fact in relation to any history of indonesia prior to various dates is one whole separate issue - I am not debating chinese visits - why there is a whole school of thought that freaks out xenophobic javanese muslims that their islamic origins were via chinese origins - as long as your are aware that the menzies issue is not one that we want in the indonesian project just yet :) - my apologies for misinterpreting your edit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasion_of_Java might give you an idea of some of the issues - that i have responded to rightly or wrongly - there are some javanese sources for that suprisingly enough SatuSuro 13:47, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Photo on Tea House page[edit]

Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask but the photo here: [1] looks fantastic. We are planning on visiting Nanjing and wondered where this tea room was exactly? (and if you've been inside how good it was?). Thanks very much. btw you have taken many amazing photos :-) Dave Davrosuk (talk) 19:03, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Dave, the tea house was in Nanjing presidential palace, very nice place with large garden, and historic museums, a must see for any visitor to Nanjing. They served Longjing tea, Biluochun tea, in this tea house beside a pond, quite nice place. Regards Gisling (talk) 02:51, 7 July 2008 (UTC).

Thanks ever so much for that. Much appreciated! :-) Dave Davrosuk (talk) 14:49, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hey Gisling, how's it going.

I would ask that, with any new material that you add to Architecture of the Song Dynasty, you should always cite the sources you use. Especially when creating whole new sections. It's impossible for me or others to determine where you got this information (a book? website? article? journal? database? etc.) Please consider, since it is a GA (Good Article).--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:47, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Although I'd like it if you'd have something to say here in response. Not a word? Ok. Take care.--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:53, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

-- I responded, but unfortunately, but when I hit the save key, I got "edit conflict" I backed up and lost the message was gone

You probably refers to the paragraph about Song city and Palace. I have the two Song dynasty souces at hand, 1)孟元老 东京梦华录 2) 吴自牧 梦梁录. As far as I known, there is no English translation of both (There is a recent Japanese translation of 1).

Stephen West wrote an essay" Interpretation of a Dream", it was about 1), I have not access to this essay

-Gisling (talk) 09:53, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello. I can relate; I hate it when a bunch of work is simply lost and cannot be retrieved. Very frustrating. Those sources are fine. Keep doing great work! And adding great pictures as well. Cheers.--Pericles of AthensTalk 18:11, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

--Thanks Gisling (talk) 18:24, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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Chop suey[edit]

Hi, you reverted my recent edit to chop suey, in which I removed incidental mentions to chop suey from the 'in literature' section. Could you please discuss this on Talk:Chop suey? Thanks, --macrakis (talk) 19:35, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Decimal[edit]

Hi Gisling, I agree with your comment at Decimal. However, I suggest that, instead of replacing the Indian section, you write a separate Chinese section. Rather than making "priority" claims, the most objective procedure would be to provide specific dates. The reader should be intelligent enough to figure out for himself who was first. Tkuvho (talk) 16:31, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

  • I agree that 'who is first" is not meaningful, however asize from this, the topic of cultural exchange is also of interest in itself.
When I have time, I shall write up on it, citing facts from  ancient works and archeological evidence. On the other hand, I am also  very

much eager to learn about what important evidences supporting Indian origin ? This question was raised more than one hundred years ago by Indian mathematician G.R. Kaye, who suspected Hindu Arabic decimal had foreign origin, afterh him this question was raised again and again by other researchers, but was never satisfactory answered, but simply asserted--Gisling (talk) 00:23, 9 April 2010 (UTC).

Suan shu shu[edit]

Hi, Are you familiar with Dauben's work on Suan shu shu? Does it shed any light in the issue of decimals and positional decimals? Tkuvho (talk) 10:08, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

    • I have a complete Chinese text of the Shuan Shu Shu, and detailed reseach about it, it is in Appendix volume of Wu Wenjun ed Grand Series of

History of Chinese mathematics. I shall take a close look at it--Gisling (talk) 10:22, 12 April 2010 (UTC).

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Principles of Hindu Reckoning[edit]

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Great pic[edit]

Hey, I was looking up my ancestors and came across your picture zh:File:Daizhen.jpg and I wanted to see if you had any more pictures about that museum. Thanks a bunch! - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 03:40, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art[edit]

I noticed you added to the Accessibility part in "The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art" a reference to a translation by F. Cajori, "Abridged English translation: F. Cajori: Arithmatic in Nine Sections, 1893."

I'm wondering where you got this information as I am looking for this translation but have been unable to locate it.

Thanks in Advance,

Webmind (talk) 15:02, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

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  • Nonsense !!! This article contains more information than any thing you can find in entile English language literatue ! --Gisling (talk) 14:19, 31 December 2010 (UTC).

TeX formatting[edit]

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The formatting above is weird. I changed it to this:

TeX was designed to follow math typesetting conventions in the appropriate context. Michael Hardy (talk) 17:56, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Thank you, I am not very familiar with this type of formatting, often cannot remember the syntax --Gisling (talk) 00:36, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

tea classic image[edit]

the image you are putting on the article is the same that is there already,icetea8 (talk) 08:45, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit summaries on Equal Temperament[edit]

Hi, I noticed you've been doing some extensive work on the Equal Temperament page. The edits look great to me, but since you have so many edits back-to-back, adding a few words on each edit summary would really help other users to get up to speed on what's been changing on the article. That's just a polite request, edit summaries are entirely optional. Anyway, thanks for the constructive edits! —Mu Mind (talk) 11:13, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

    • Thank you for reminding me--Gisling (talk) 17:43, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Please refrain from using unreliable and inaccessible sources, per WP:RS.--Galassi (talk) 12:53, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Architecture of the Song Dynasty[edit]

Hi there. In December of 2008 you added to the article Architecture of the Song Dynasty the source "Li Jie/ Liang Sicheng p46". NickDupree and I are trying to get that article relisted for GA, but we can't find that book. If you could give us the title and ISBN of the source you used, we would be able to get everything in Harvard citations, which is the gold standard on Wikipedia. We also have to get rid of the 'ibid' citations, and replace them with full detail citations, so having someone around who wrote the article and knows it better than we do would be ideal.

The full list of four things needed to get the article to GA status is at Talk:Architecture of the Song Dynasty if you're interested. It includes two {{cn}} tags and a section that needs work, as well as the citation rework and a copyedit.

Please contact me, even if you can't help, if only so I know how best to proceed. Sven Manguard Wha? 05:53, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

P.S. When this regains GA, the Song Dynasty regains Featured Topic status.

    • Sorry to respond late, I don't come to en:wiki often.

The Li Jie/Liang Sicheng p46 I refered to is

梁思成 营造法式注释 , 梁思成全集 第七卷 中国建筑出版社 ISBN 7-112-04431-6. This 500+ pages work covers the whole vol 7 of Complete Works of Liang Sicheng, it is the most authentic section by section annotation( not translation) of Li Jie's Yingzao Fashi, a must read reference to any one seriously interested in Yingzao Fashi. I have Liang edtion, Tao edition and Siku Quanshu edition of Yingzao Fashi in my library--Gisling (talk) 04:46, 15 November 2011 (UTC).

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June 2011[edit]

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    • I believe the article Decimal should be put under temporary protection, to prevent disruptive editing. This article was quite stable

for long period of time until User:Gun Powder Ma shows up, by massive deletion of other people's contribution without prior discussion. --Gisling (talk) 19:24, 23 June 2011 (UTC).

You have been reverting against four users, demonstrating an evident failure to understand the fundamental difference between a decimal and a positional system. You even do not realize that traditional Chinese numerals are non-positional, even though this is self-evident. So, again, how can one-digit characters like 十 (10), 百 (100) and 千 (1000) be positional? Gun Powder Ma (talk) 20:30, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

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Chop suey[edit]

Gisling, you did a blanket revert of my edits. If you look carefully, you see that I did not bulk-delete Asugar2's contributions. I removed the (massive) redundancies and the poorly-sourced and wordy material, and summarized his drunken-miner story. Much of what he added was not specific to chop suey, but talked about Chinese-American cuisine in general. And it was all written in very poor English. Could you please restore my edits? Thanks, --Macrakis (talk) 14:06, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Actually, User:Future Perfect at Sunrise already undid them, because they were copyright violations. I don't know how xe came to that conclusion for sure, but it does seem likely to me because the tone of that writing is very much like a travel book or blog, and thus I would not be surprised to find it came from elsewhere. As a side note, Gisling, it's not actually true that we can't do "bulk deletions". When someone adds new information to an article, and others question it, they are not required to tag it first and wait for some indefinite time for the person to return and clean it up. They can do so, if they believe the basic info is good and worth keeping, but that massive addition was completely wrong for the article, and, even if it weren't a copy-vio, would require so much massive changes that it's not worth keeping and cleaning up. Qwyrxian (talk) 00:07, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Searching for a few sentence fragments turned up a couple of blogs - the original editor lifted entire paragraphs from them verbatim, which is obviously inappropriate. --McGeddon (talk) 12:58, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
If you re-add that information, I will request that you be blocked for intentional, repeated copyright violations. You have to understand--you cannot just copy and paste information from other sites on to Wikipedia, as that has very serious negative consequences for the organization. Qwyrxian (talk) 13:29, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

I gave you a couple of plagiarised links above - a third blog is at crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hub/Eat-Drink-And-Be-Merry (which I can't link to directly because the domain is blacklisted). User:Asugar2 seems to have just lifted these paragraphs with only minor changes to their framing (such as changing "I spent the weekend reading my friend Jenny Lee’s new book" to "In Jenny Lee’s new book"). These blog entries may well lead to some fine, reliable sources, but we shouldn't be copy-and-pasting these bloggers' exact words without their permission. --McGeddon (talk) 18:16, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

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Your aparently arbitrary reverts of other editors (diff, diff) must also stop. -- The Anome (talk) 23:22, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

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Image warring[edit]

There's now a three way edit war over the images in the article. It would have been one thing if this all happened before the article became a GA, and I invited you to participate in that process (you never responded), but now that it's a GA, we need stability. I'm just going to revert everything that happened today and start a new thread, where the three of us can discuss any image issues, then make one big change once everything is decided. Does that work? Sven Manguard Wha? 04:07, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

  • We cannot permit factual error in the name of stability.
    • Bring the errors up on the talk page. We can sort it out quickly there, but we really need to talk it out, instead of just reverting one another. Sven Manguard Wha? 08:11, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

There are two issues here: 1) what is strictly Song dynasty architecture ? Should this article include Liao dynasty or Jin dynasty architecture as well ? IMO, we should not. Also, if a pagoda was built in Song dynasty, then renovated at later dynasties, it is a Song tower, on the other hand if completely rebuilt after Song dynasty, it should NOT be be classified as a Song dynasty tower.

No, it should not contain Liao or Jin architecture, those are different dynasties, and would, in a perfect world, have separate articles. Going by the other articles in the series, XXXX of the Song Dynasty articles only cover what happened during the Song Dynasty, in areas controlled by the Song Dynasty. Sven Manguard Wha? 08:10, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

2)Criteria of photograph to include in GA or featured article IMO, photograph should at least >2000 x 2000, that is the criteria for selection of "featured image". IMO, it is important to let people see the fine details of architecture, the brickworks, the decor etc, not just an "artful" but fuzzy picture without detail. Wiki is not photography salon--Gisling (talk) 04:27, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

There is absolutely no criteria for image size in articles, and for good reason. We use the best images available, and while size is one factor, it's not the only factor. Competition and especially in this case color factor in. I haven't been to the pagoda, so I'll have to trust you on this, but is the pagoda the iron color in the original photo, or is it the brownish color in your photo? I liked the first image primarily because the tower, in that image, looks like it's made of iron. Sven Manguard Wha? 08:10, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

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Copyright inquiries for your photo[edit]

Hi Gisling, I am from Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA). And we are interested to use two images for an non-profit project “Architecture in Hong Kong: Teaching Kit for the Appreciation of Architecture in Secondary School Curriculum”. 北京故宫旋子彩画 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Decorative_color_painting.JPG 普陀宗乘之庙 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Putuo_Zongcheng_Temple.jpg

Please reply to confirm the copyright ownership of the two photos and we want to seek for your endorsement for us to use it freely. This involves legal issues and I am looking forward to your reply.

Thanks a lot, Casey caseyhon@hku.hk — Preceding unsigned comment added by Casff (talkcontribs) 02:37, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Casey as long as the photos was re published under GFDL license see [2], it is ok--Gisling (talk) 09:39, 7 July 2012 (UTC).

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Maple[edit]

Since you reinserted the code listings that I removed, I started a discussion in the applicable WikiProject so that consensus can be reached. --Ysangkok (talk) 21:01, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

List of important publications in anthropology[edit]

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Soy sauce pic to Commons[edit]

Hello, I wish to upload to Wikipedia this extraordinary picture of crystallized soy sauce. Would you be so kind to help me write to the rights owner? THNKS! Shoshie8 (talk) 15:23, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

  • You cannot upload picture from the web to wikipedia, it is copy right violation -Gisling (talk) 00:15, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
    • I know. Just hoped for a second it might be possible to get permission :( Shoshie8 (talk) 08:10, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
    • You can only obtain permission from the author of the photography, to get a written

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Korteweg-de Vries equation[edit]

Hello Gisling, I removed some equations and associated animations you added to Korteweg–de Vries equation, since I cannot find these (in several cases singular) solutions in the reference you provided: Graham W.Griffiths & William E.Schiesser, Traveling Wave Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, pp. 391-404. Note that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and its material is to be backed up by reliable secondary sources. It is not meant for original research, for which there are other publication media. Best regards and happy editing, Crowsnest (talk) 12:39, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Some bubble tea for you![edit]

Bubble Tea.png Boussinesq type equation is spacy! Bearian (talk) 20:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge of Boussinesq type equation into Boussinesq approximation (water waves)[edit]

Hello Gisling, there is a discussion on this proposed merge at this place. Best regards, Crowsnest (talk) 14:52, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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Fujita–Storm equation[edit]

I am concerned about the references for the article Fujita–Storm equation which you created. Please comment at the article talk page. Deltahedron (talk) 11:55, 5 May 2014 (UTC) Having looked further, I see that you have placed exactly the same list of books as references for Gibbons-Tsarev equation, Fujita–Storm equation, Dodd-Bullough-Mikhailov equation, Tzitzeica equation and Estevez-Mansfield-Clarkson equation. Of concern is that, for example, the reference to page 135 of Graham W. Griffiths William E.Shiesser Traveling Wave Analysis of Partial Differential Equations is to a page referring to the Fisher-Kolmogorov equation which appears to support none of these articles. Furthermore, Google Books does not show any of the article titles as appearing in any of the books. Please clarify what these references are supposed to be supporting in these articles. Deltahedron (talk) 15:57, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

This response "Go to the library before asking questions" is uncivil. Please answer the question rather than making dismissive remarks. Deltahedron (talk) 06:31, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Density plot[edit]

Hi. I'd like to draw your attention to the issue I raised here: Talk:Diffraction grating#Density plot.  --Lambiam 11:35, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Eckhaus equation[edit]

Hello Gisling, the article Eckhaus equation (which you created) addressed the wrong equations, so I changed it. Further the references you provided, like

  • Graham W. Griffiths & William E. Shiesser (2012) Traveling Wave Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Academic Press
  • Richard H. Enns & George C. McGuire (1997) Nonlinear Physics with Maple, Birkhauser
  • Eryk Infeld & George Rowlands (2000) Nonlinear Waves, Solitons and Chaos, Cambridge University Press

do not mention the Eckhaus equation at all. Your way of adding citations – i.e. adding references which do not mention at all the subject of the articles you created – have also been noticed in some user contributions above.

Further, I do not comprehend what the simulations you added to many articles depict: they lack a proper description/caption: i.e. of which solution to the equations – and under which conditions – they try to simulate.

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Mathematical notation[edit]

Please see my edits to Carotid–Kundalini function.

Note that you can write things like

coding it as 3\cos x, rather than

with "cos" instead of \cos. And you can write

so using and asterisk, as in

is not necessary. An asterisk in that role is a workaround for situations where you are limited to the characters on the keyboard. Also

rather than something like

can be used. Michael Hardy (talk) 16:39, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Further editing of Neville theta functions[edit]

I found this:

I changed it to this:

However, notice that in both the original and the newly edited versions, two of the subscripts say "c" whereas one of those should say "s". I'd change it if I knew which one.

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New discussion at WikiProject Mathematics[edit]

I started a discussion of some of your work on articles about mathematical equations. --Sammy1339 (talk) 16:16, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

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Bretherton equation[edit]

As for the Eckhaus equation, in Bretherton equation you added references which do not refer at all to this equation. I checked some of the references you provided:

  • Graham W. Griffiths & William E. Shiesser (2012) Traveling Wave Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Academic Press
  • Richard H. Enns & George C. McGuire (1997) Nonlinear Physics with Maple, Birkhauser

Both do not mention the Bretherton equation at all. Further

  • Eryk Infeld & George Rowlands (2000) Nonlinear Waves, Solitons and Chaos, Cambridge University Press

gives a few times a reference to the Bretherton 1964 paper, but does not provide the equation itself, or a discussion of its characteristics and implications. Wikipedia articles are to be based on reliable sources, and these references -- although reliable -- are not sources on the Bretherton equation. Make sure you only add references relevant for the article's topic. Otherwise, in case of future misinformation, incidents may be reported. -- Crowsnest (talk) 13:19, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

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I've removed the autoblock. You should be able to edit now. Mike VTalk 00:10, 13 November 2015 (UTC)


User:唐戈 IS MEANT TO USE ONLY IN ZH.WIKI, IT SHOULD LINKS TO USER:gisling in en.wiki

Your "globalization" makes mess by automatically assign a new User:唐戈 to my en.wiki account that is YOUR FAULT not mine, (show me my application for user:唐戈 IN EN.WIKI )

User:gisling should links to user:唐戈 in zh.wiki, and vise versa

Your "globalization" created an unwanted user:唐戈 MULTIPLE ACCOUNT IN EN.WIKI, ALSO CREATED UNWANTED "USER:GISLING" IN ZH.WIKI

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Loke Wan Tho article edit reverted[edit]

Gisling: I've just reverted an edit made by you that removed cleanup messages, without cleanup or explanation. When the messages were added, the reason was posted on the talk page. The reason for reverting your edit is also detailed on the talk page. The article needs cleanup by someone with knowledge of the subject - shooting the cleanup messages does not improve the article. --Zahzuhzaz (talk) 16:23, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Ways to improve Gemflex[edit]

Hi, I'm Montanabw. Gisling, thanks for creating Gemflex!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Needs expansion and a bit more narrative style.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.

Montanabw(talk) 05:50, 29 September 2017 (UTC)