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Welcome[edit]

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Star-Names and Their Meanings[edit]

There is no need to make an internal link for the original title "Star-Names and Their Meanings" since it has become a redirect page anyway. Regards, BorgQueen 20:44, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Middle-earth![edit]

Hello, GwydionM!

Thank you for joining WikiProject Middle-earth and contributing to improve Tolkien-related articles. We are glad to have you join in the effort!

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Thank you for your contributions and have fun editing! —Mirlen 18:20, 10 September 2006 (UTC)


Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning[edit]

You seem to be a frequent contributor and the creator of this article. I'm concerned that the tone is inappropriate for Wikipedia, and it currently seems to be in violation of WP:SOAP and WP:NEU. There also seems to be no assertion of notability beyond the POV praise within the article. If there's anything you can do to improve on this, especially in terms of providing some citations that demonstrate notability, it would be appreciated. Lucky number 49 17:57, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Take a look here and here. Also the article on Canopus and Talk:Alpha Monocerotis. I'm one of many who find it a useful work. It was published more than 100 years ago - to still be in print indicates some quality. I have zero connection with the publishers etc., except I find some of their books useful.--GwydionM 18:48, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Whether you yourself find it useful or not, the tone still violates the guidelines at WP:NEU, and if you are basing the statements on your own opinions or conclusions about the topic, that's original research, which is also forbidden. Neither of the links you point to are reliable, one is a personal website, and the other is a page of Amazon reviews. Lucky number 49 19:27, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Also, I'm not concerned with whether you have any connection with the publishers. I'm concerned with whether the article has a bias in favor of the subject, which is apparent. Lucky number 49 19:27, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

fog bow[edit]

Yes, I also believe that these are 2 of the best fog bow images available at the NET. After all I took them myself. So I nominated one on FP: Here are the responces I've got:#1IMO enc or value of the pic do not increase with the number of phenomena depicted. On the contrary, I'd prefer pictures with one single phenomenon each, that makes it much clearer to see what's described. --Dschwen;#2Oppose Quality is very low, and I don't say why you had to use a focal length of "0mm" to get this - it's distorted the image horribly and it looks like you could have easily got the full bow in with say a 17mm lens --Fir0002 22:08, 24 July 2007 (UTC)#3Oppose per Fir. I agree that a 17mm lens would be plenty wide enough to capture this phenom and would reduce the distorsion significantly. As Dschwen commented on another candidate: "Lack of votes = lack of interest = not an interesting picture = not FP material". I also think that sometimes it is a good thing to not be a subject matter expert when voting on an image. Cacophony 08:00, 25 July 2007 (UTC) As you could see one of the three, who wants images back is user Cacophony , who said "Lack of votes = lack of interest = not an interesting picture = not FP material". So why he wants the images back at the page now? I just do not want to confuse anybody with my "confusing", "low quality" and "not interesting" images. If these unique are rare images are not good to became FP, they for shure is not good to be displayed at such a "reliable" source as Wikipedia is. No responce needed. Regards. --Mbz1 15:52, 28 July 2007 (UTC)Mbz1

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Li Na (daughter of Mao Zedong)[edit]

I noticed you made a comment at the above AFD. I was wondering if you wanted to qualify your "keep" with regards to individual articles. Are all 5 individually notable or do some of them not qualify? I noticed you said the sisters may possibly be deleted. Thanks, Axem Titanium (talk) 22:26, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

I said 'Keep' for all because all of them may matter as blood-ties, even if personally they were not major figures. --GwydionM (talk) 22:29, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

Hi, I just read your user page and realized that you are Raymond William's son. What a pleasant surprise! Just wanted to say that I was a great admirer of your dad's in my college years (and remain so, although I don't get much time to read NLR-type criticism). Somewhere, in my book collection, I still have the NLR annuals (and some, I think, edited by your dad). Sorry about the reverts on the Angus Maddison page, which may have stemmed from my frustration over another page. Please go ahead and revert my changes if you so wish. Regards, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 19:15, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Table and COBOL[edit]

Hi, please read the Talk page here about the guidelines for disambiguation pages. Thanks. —johndburger 16:14, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I care about contents, not style. What was there before I first changed it was factually wrong: table as array was a major meaning and one I remembered, though I'v enot used COBOl for years. --GwydionM (talk) 17:35, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Finland pamphlet[edit]

Nick Cohen has tracked down or borrowed a copy ("I've read it twice", What's Left, 2007, Harper Perennial (pbk), p241). He has referred to this elsewhere also. In What's Left Cohen also cites this blog entry from Oliver Kamm. Philip Cross (talk) 19:38, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks.--GwydionM (talk) 14:54, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Tek-Tips[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Tek-Tips[edit]

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Several people have made complete idiots of themselves, deciding that an on-line forum with more than a million members is beneath the dignity of Wikipedians to take notice of. It's not worth arguing about but it shows great narrowness of mind. --GwydionM (talk) 17:08, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Galaxy Zoo[edit]

Thanks for adding the references to the papers; as academics use Wikipedia as a resource it's important to us that we're seen as an academic project as well as an 'outreach' one. Thanks 163.1.19.57 (talk) 14:34, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Notability of Bill Warren (British Communist)[edit]

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Don't you bother to read before destroying? His book is widely viewed as significant. 1400 hits on Google, you fool!--GwydionM (talk) 13:55, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Relevant[edit]

Isn't it funny how Wikipedia with articles on every bleeding tv show in existence and long articles on Paris H. can even dare to speak of relevance? But I just wanted to say that I found an interesting book on foreigner sympathisers (Smedley, Snow etc.: Anne-Marie Brady, Making the Foreign Serve China. Managing Foreigners in the People's Republic, 2003. I have just seen the googlebooks version (and very eingeschränkt, but still looks very well done, at least concerning people I know of).--Radh (talk) 21:31, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

stars[edit]

If you read German, friends of mine published a good catalogue on Warburg's Interest in the stars and the history of astrology some 20 years ago, cannot right now remember the title, but could have a look.--Radh (talk) 23:53, 7 June 2009 (UTC)


File copyright problem with File:Xian Terracotta Excavating.jpg[edit]

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Tag added--GwydionM (talk) 10:23, 12 July 2009 (UTC)


Proposed deletion of Lathe of Heaven (film)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of The Tolkien Society[edit]

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Someone has been very hasty. The Tolkien Society has existed for years, has several hundred members. Speedy deletion seems a stupid procedure as well. I am not going to waste time arguing if it can be negated so easily.

DYK for My Boy Jack (film)[edit]

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AfD nomination of Times obituary of Adam Smith[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Extraterrestrial liquid water[edit]

I appreciate your work on this article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_liquid_water
and I know the chart I added will likely get deleted but
I think that a certain amount of formula/data calculation
should be outside the category of synthesis in an encyclopedia.
24.78.178.147 (talk)
Extrasolar planet water candidate sample chart

Planet Radius
(Sol)
Photosphere
Temperature
(K)
Semimajor
axis

(AU)
Orbital
eccentricity
Perihelion
Irradiance
Average
Irradiance
Aphelion
Irradiance
Period
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HD 141937 b 1.06 5821 1.52 0.41 151.57% 52.76% 26.54% 1.79
HD 187085 b 6011 2.05 0.47 191.84% 53.89% 24.94% 2.7
HD 23079 b 1.13 5848 1.65 0.1 68.65% 55.61% 45.96% 2.02
ups And d 1.631 6212 2.55 0.32 124.54% 57.59% 33.05% 3.56
HD 99109 b 5272 1.105 0.09 71.72% 59.39% 49.99% 1.20
HD 10697 b 1.72 5641 2.16 0.1 77.76% 61.60% 49.99% 2.947
 HD 147513 b 1 5701 1.26 0.52 279.84% 64.47% 27.91% 1.48
HD 213240 b 1.5 5984 2.03 0.45 219.53% 66.41% 31.58% 2.6
HD 45364 c 5434 0.8972 0.0974 82.15% 66.93% 55.57% 0.939
HD 196885 b 1.79 6340 2.37 0.462 231.99% 67.15% 31.42% 3.65
 HD 210277 b 1.1 5532 1.1 0.472 258.97% 72.20% 33.32% 1.21
 HD 136418 b 3.4 5071 1.32 0.255 188.72% 74.90% 39.91% 1.27
 HD 183263 b 1.21 5888 1.52 0.38 196.35% 75.48% 39.63% 1.73
 HD 160691 b 1.245 5700 1.5 0.128 103.07% 78.37% 61.59% 1.76
 HD 125612 b 1.05 5897 1.2 0.39 213.56% 79.47% 41.13% 1.37
 HD 28185 b 1.03 5482 1.03 0.07 93.69% 81.03% 70.77% 1.05
 HD 190228 b 3.02 5176 2.31 0.43 262.13% 85.17% 41.65% 3.09
 Gliese 876 c 0.36 3350 0.132 0.266 162.61% 86.65% 53.73% 0.083
 HD 188015 b 1.1 5520 1.19 0.15 120.50% 87.06% 65.83% 1.25
 HD 16175 b 1.87 6000 2.1 0.59 548.49% 92.20% 36.47% 2.71
 HD 100777 b 5582 1.03 0.36 237.79% 97.40% 52.66% 1.05
Earth 1.0 5778 1.0 0.01671022 103.43% 100.00% 96.74% 1.0
 HD 108874 b 1.22 5407 1.051 0.07 119.47% 103.33% 90.25% 1.08
 HD 155358 c 5760 1.224 0.176 155.02% 105.26% 76.11% 1.45
 HD 142415 b 1.03 5834 1.05 0.5 425.29% 106.32% 47.25% 1.06
 HD 20367 b 1.18 5929 1.25 0.23 185.73% 110.12% 72.79% 1.37
 HD 82943 b 1.12 5874 1.19 0.219 182.79% 111.50% 75.03% 1.21
 HD 221287 b 6304 1.25 0.08 136.29% 115.36% 98.90% 1.25
 HD 45364 b 5434 0.6813 0.1684 167.83% 116.07% 85.02% 0.62
 HD 92788 b 0.99 5559 0.97 0.334 221.33% 117.95% 73.13% 0.89
 HD 153950 b 1.34 6076 1.28 0.34 329.92% 143.71% 80.04% 1.37
 HD 69830 d 0.895 5385 0.63 0.07 166.74% 144.22% 125.96% 0.54
Venus 1.0 5778 0.723 0.0068 193.93% 191.30% 188.73% 0.6148

From Luminosity article: ,
If Radius/Temperature unknown, then: Lstar = 0.0813 · diststar2 · 10(−0.4 · mstar) ·
Therefore: —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.78.178.147 (talk) 03:01, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

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Mao Tse-Tung: Ruler of Red China[edit]

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You write it. I see nothing wrong with what exists. And you've not picked up the intersting detail that Payne anticipated the Cultural Revolution many years before it happened. --GwydionM (talk) 18:40, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

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October 2012[edit]

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Sorry, not intentional. Someone else had removed a block of text. --GwydionM (talk) 18:56, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

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The City on the Edge of Forever[edit]

Just a note that I reverted your edit to The City on the Edge of Forever because it restored text that was added by another user in violation of copyright. DPRoberts534 (talk) 06:27, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Hope you're onboard and Thanks[edit]

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Just to say I hope you can get along with the changes to Wiki/GZ. The changes are being encouraged by the Zooniverse admin, otherwise I wouldn't do them. The List does need updating and refs should be added.

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OpenStreetMap[edit]

Hi Gwydion, I notice on your flickr account that you are taking a lot of photos of the changing urban environment in Coventry. Since moving out of the city I've struggled to get there often enough to keep OpenStreetMap.org up to date in the city centre. OSM.org is best described as the wikipedia of maps. I was wondering whether you would be interested in contributing to OSM? If so we could give you a demo on how to map with OSM. --RobJN (talk) 16:09, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm busy with other stuff I'd see as more important. Anyone can use the photos if they'll do the work. --GwydionM (talk) 20:47, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

Your edit here takes its text verbatim from a University of Arizona press release. That's blatant plagiarism. — Eric Geller (talk to me) 03:27, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

It comes from the article I referenced. --GwydionM (talk) 10:05, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks. Fixed. --GwydionM (talk) 09:59, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Left Hand of Darkness at FAC[edit]

Greetings, GwydionM. I've nominated The Left Hand of Darkness at FAC, and I know you've done some work on it over the years. If you could look in on the review and leave some feedback, it would be much appreciated: the review is a little low on participation right now. The review is at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Left Hand of Darkness/archive1. If I've asked this of you before, my apologies :) Cheers, Vanamonde (talk) 04:43, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

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Ma Haide[edit]

Hi Gwydion, I saw 2 notifications with thanks from you. Are you related to Ma Haide? Please take a look at the talk page of Ma Haide. SWP13 (talk) 01:37, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Not even remotely related, being English and Welsh. But I thought he did good work.--GwydionM (talk) 07:46, 21 December 2016 (UTC)--GwydionM (talk) 07:46, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

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Valid and useful. Fixed it.--GwydionM (talk) 09:52, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Orphans of the Sky edits[edit]

Hello Gwydion- I saw your revert of my changes to the above article, and I reverted it back. I don't see an issue with the ideas you presented there, but you introduced style problems and the section came across like original research. You make multiple assertions that want references. A couple notes: generation is not a proper noun in the context of a "generation ship", section headings should be in sentence case, and an article about conjoined twins with a reality show has nothing to do with the "scientific basis" for this novel. Eric talk 17:41, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Gwydion, I am not the first person to bring up issues like this with you. You would do well to avoid irritable edit summaries. I did not revert your changes again, but I fixed some of the style problems you keep restoring, and removed a reference that points to a restricted publication, and therefore does not address the habitable moon notion. Eric talk 14:10, 19 January 2018 (UTC)