User talk:Grand51paul

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Greetings, wikipedia mavens.

My name is Paul. I have been a resident of the state of Colorado, USA, since 1961. My initial interest in Wikipedia revolves around the local history and geography of the state of Colorado, and specifically my home town, Boulder.

I welcome your comments.

Paul 19:58, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Boulder[edit]

Thanks for you help in trying to get the Boulder article under control. The strange political/self-bashing nature of it has been gradually getting out of hand over the past year or so. I think it will continue to be a problem, especially given the nature of politics in Boulder. I think it's also important to battle the bloat in general, as people keep adding unimportant events and trivial details (like the nude pumpkin run or the cost of every newspaper) for some reason. --Junky 21:42, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

British vs. American terms[edit]

Regarding your 20:04 1-1-2007 editto Denver International Airport, please be aware that we need to use the naming conventions of the topic being discussed. Your subject said that you were changing the wording to be consistant with British usage. However, Denver -- and DIA -- are in the US. Hence, British usage is incorrect. You need American usage.

An editer has already reverted the mentioned edit. Frankly, I have lived in America all my life and I can't say that whether "paved area" or "pavement" would be more correct. However, the subject of your edit was enough for me to bring this up. Will (Talk - contribs) 05:48, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

I would say no. However, you should probably consult with the person that reverted your edit. If you do switch it back, rather than saying you are using "British" terminology, try stating that you are using "clearer" terminology. Will (Talk - contribs) 21:59, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Fifth Down[edit]

I reverted this edit to Fifth Down as I think the subsequent fallout and controversy over the Orange Bowl is important to the fallout and aftermath of Fifth Down. I also removed a line that you added stating "No team with two losses has won the NC" (paraphrase) and then cited a source that was a copy of another Wikipedia article. Cite another Wikipedia article (even if it's copied elsewhere) isn't a valid source, and there was some questions over this during the peer review and GA nomination review. If you are going to add cites, please copy the style used in the rest of the article. I do think you are trying to improve the article, so keep up your efforts. Thank you. --MECUtalk 15:25, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

You apparently haven't looked at my userpage. I'm a Colorado fan, so any bias I have for tarnishing their championship to favor GT doesn't fly. All your objections on my talk page didn't address the one critical one I mentioned above: The aftermath of the Fifth Down included a tainted NC, for which completeness of that subject (the tainted NC) requires the mention of this clipping call. The other subjective factors you've mentioned aren't relevant. I won't undo my revert of the sentence, and if you choose to remove it, I would prefer to go through some dispute resolution process that you and I would agree to; even an informal one. --MECUtalk 13:50, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Charlie Johnson[edit]

Hello, Paul. What do you think of this: Let's rename the Charlie Johnson (Colts football) article to Charlie Johnson (offensive tackle) and rename the Charlie Johnson (Eagles and Vikings football) article to Charlie Johnson (nose tackle) to comply with the Wikipedia naming conventions. Naming teams and colleges in article names does not comply with the current naming conventions. Let me know. Manningmbd 19:08, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Wiki Project[edit]

Hey, I am also a wikipedian in Boulder, and I am wondering if you would like to start a wiki project. --Jimbo Herndan 18:31, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

OK[edit]

Allright then. I see what you are saying. But there is one thing that I would ask you to do. Could you rearange the list of shops in 29th Street in to a table? thanks. --Jimbo Herndan 03:12, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Todd Bertuzzi talk page[edit]

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Table[edit]

yea, thats what i meant --Jimbo Herndan 14:47, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of List of ambiguous patriotic songs[edit]

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Need your help[edit]

You may be interested in these edits by an editor who seems to be on a mission to rewrite secularity, secularism, and the disambiguation page for "secularity" in order to conflate the two terms. Since you did such a good job demystifying this conflation earlier I figured you should know. See [1], [2], [3], [4]. Some of your wisdom might be of use here since, as I said, you have done such good work on these entries.PelleSmith 16:45, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

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Hello again[edit]

I havent talked to you in quite a while, so, hi again. Anyway, I was wondering of what you thought of the City of Denver template I have been working on. Add content if you wish. I will be working on it from time to time. --Jimbo Herndan 07:50, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Charles W. Johnson (philosopher)[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Songs by Tony Hatch[edit]

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Gunbarrel CDP vs. Other Classification[edit]

Hello Paul! I'm Ucbuffalo81. I started working on the Gunbarrel, Colorado page using the CDP article as a base. I was unaware - until I read your post - about the typical convention for handling CDP's on Wikipedia. I should have created a separate page rather than walking all over the CDP page. I would certainly like to help with the correction task if you're still pursuing it. My original approach was to treat Gunbarrel as a dual-governance entity. This rationale arose with my reading of the history of its development, beginning with Gunbarrel/Heatherwood, the litigation over city control of utilities, and the significant City of Boulder and County interaction on planning/zoning, transit and public safety, which continues. Within my experience, Gunbarrel residents see themselves as members of a unified and distinct community. Both the incorporated and unincorporated portions of the built-up area bear more demographic and political similarity to each other than to the Boulder city proper. There seems to be particular unity on community development and planning issues. I'd like to hear what you think - in all seriousness, I appreciate the wisdom of my elders in these matters. -- Ucbuffalo81 (talk) 05:35, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

See also Talk:Gunbarrel, Colorado.

This was my original rationale as presented on Talk:Boulder, Colorado :

Anyone interested or can advise on Gunbarrel?
I'm working on the Gunbarrel, Colorado article and would like to connect it with Boulder in some way while keeping it semi-independent - Gunbarrel is both an incorporated Boulder subdivision and a built up area of Boulder County - e.g. you might live there and be a Boulder citizen but your friend in the house across the way lives in the County and is democratically represented in a totally different way. As such it's a strange governmental entity, with a contentious political history and many areas of overlap and dual control and I think this merits separation [from the City of Boulder and CDP articles]. The Boulder country club is there, as well as a residential population that differs politically (more "red") from the rest of Boulder (especially in the unincorporated areas). It is also the location of the Celestial Seasonings plant, Tyco Healthcare Valleylab, and has technical facilities belonging to Ericsson, Lockheed-Martin and Micro Motion - all but the last are in the city's areas. I'd love any help or advice. Ucbuffalo81 01:35, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Reversion of 07-31-2008

Paul: I reverted some of your edits to the Gunbarrel page. This was based on an examination of content in other CDP pages and the guidelines on the Wikipedia Census-designated place primary page. Numerous other CDP pages contain information about the communities which they encompass. In particular I point to the Bostonia, California article. Gunbarrel is a special case, where the CDP, the unincorporated community, and the incorporated Boulder neighborhood are all of the same name, and all either geographically coincident or immediately proximate to one another. Separation into different articles hinders the mission of Wikipedia by creating artificial distinctions between and ignoring the complex intergovernmental relationships between what exists within the CDP and and incorporated portions. These reasons are elucidated further in the post above. I am going to work further to integrate statistics on the Boulder neighborhood and the unincorporated areas which are part of the CDP. I am going to attempt to integrate the data as accessibly and seamlessly as possible, using Bostonia, California CDP as a model. I plan to refer to the pre-revert version of the Gunbarrel page and incorporate your information as much as possible, with aims to avoid confusion and ambiguity which seemed to be your primary concern. Ucbuffalo81 (talk) 08:52, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

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November 2011[edit]

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Reply to your post at User talk:Roman Spinner#Charles S. Johnson, 1990 Colorado University football, different from Charles Everett Johnson[edit]

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Comparison angular diameter image for Solar eclipse[edit]

Fixed Sun labels

Thanks for your message and well-spotted, Paul. I've fixed the labels as on the right. The values in the graphic were from the How long will we continue to be able to see total eclipses of the Sun? answer at NASA, but there is a mistake: "...the Sun's angular diameter varies from 32.7 minutes of arc when the Earth is at its farthest point in its orbit (aphelion), and 31.6 arc minutes when it is at its closest (perihelion)." It should appear smaller when farther, so the values should be swapped. I've updated the table and noted this mistake. cmɢʟee 13:13, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

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Flagstaff Fire[edit]

Thank you for your great work on the Flagstaff Fire. We hope you'll consider joining WikiProject Colorado. Yours aye,  Buaidh  15:20, 27 June 2012 (UTC)