User talk:Gyrobo/Archive 1

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Changing from plain text citations to citation templates is contrary to WP:CITE. Jc3s5h (talk) 02:42, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

WP:CITE states that citation templates are neither encouraged nor discouraged. In fact the existence of templates are explained on WP:CITE as a means of ensuring consistency in citations, consistency which Acre currently lacks. The reference for God's Acre in particular appears to be a dead link and is much more fully explained in its Wikipedia article. --Gyrobo (talk) 02:57, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Keep reading. WP:CITE goes on to say that "Templates may be used or removed at the discretion of individual editors, subject to agreement with other editors on the article. Because templates can be contentious, editors should not change an article with a distinctive citation format to another without gaining consensus." (emphasis in original). If the God's Acre article contains citations that work, one or more of them can certainly be added to the Acre article, after converting them to plain text. Jc3s5h (talk) 03:10, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
My apologies if my actions caused you to think I was unilaterally breaking a working template. From my point of view, the way citations were laid out did appear quite broken; the external links for the final two references were small stubs rather than the title text. I assumed that my changes would enhance the article and go unnoticed, since there were only three working references. As an aside, you may want to appear less terse when correcting good faith edits in the future (the title of this section is nondescript, and you didn't explain which article was the point of contention or how what I did violated WP:CITE). --Gyrobo (talk) 03:22, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
My apologies if I seemed terse. It just seemed that every time I tried to fix the article, an intervening edit had disturbed it. Jc3s5h (talk) 03:41, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm just glad it's all over and we're friends now. We've tested each others' mettle as reference gurus and come to an honorable stalemate, while simultaneously bettering the article on Acre by adding a wikilink and warning passersby that a once-important link is now dead. That emotion you're feeling right now? Victory. --Gyrobo (talk) 03:52, 15 February 2010 (UTC)


shouldn't we add the table (which layout engine supports which font) to Comparison of layout engines (Scalable Vector Graphics)? should this at the end of the table? shouldn't this also at Comparison of layout engines (XHTML)? mabdul 11:57, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

I was thinking about that a few days ago. Both tables seem like they should belong to some kind of Comparison of layout engines (Web Typography) page, but there doesn't seem to be enough data to justify such a page yet. Maybe we could include a third table indicating support for the @font-face descriptors? --Gyrobo (talk) 16:19, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm working on that page right now. --Gyrobo (talk) 17:55, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
And now the page is created. --Gyrobo (talk) 19:18, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
not bad for this start. in a few days(maybe tomorrow) i will help you ;) mabdul 21:54, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
great work on this page and all the Comparison of layout engine pages. Thanks for much for your time and effort. :D (talk) 20:57, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Table cell templates

If the other protected ones need updated, go to their talk page and add {{editprotected}} and say what needs to be done. Otherwise how do you expect an admin to know they need fixed? –xenotalk 22:24, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for showing me that template! I'll add it to those pages immediately. --Gyrobo (talk) 23:52, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Programming userboxes

Hi, I've noticed you're changing the templates at Wikipedia:Userboxes/Programming‎‎. We were using Nitro's templates as they make maintaining and editing the page much easier, and keep the Wikitext to a minimum. I'd advise against converting them all to manual tables; it's a lot of unnecessary work for you and could make the programming u-box situation even more of a mess than it already is. OrangeDog (τ • ε) 00:01, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely use that template in the future, I just wanted to get templates set up for all levels of proficiency first. --Gyrobo (talk) 00:16, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

State University of New York at New Paltz

Nice additions. Bearian (talk) 18:18, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Fermi Paradox

Hey hobhead, What are you un-doing my work for after 2 minutes. Whats your problom? --Medic [ talk ] 01:14, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Hello! I'm sorry, I should have written a more informative summary when I undid your revision. My issue with your addition was simply that it violated WP:OR, Wikipedia's policy against unsourced data. I don't have any opinions about your content itself, just that it made assertions without citing any sources.
--Gyrobo (talk) 20:17, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

April 2010

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia, and thank you for your contributions. One of the core policies of Wikipedia is that articles should always be written from a neutral point of view. A contribution you made to Criticism of Apple Inc. appears to carry a non-neutral point of view, and your edit may have been changed or reverted to correct the problem. Please remember to observe this important core policy. Thank you. Lars T. (talk) 18:33, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

You have continually reverted edits you disagree with as vandalism, often without providing any explanation (and often in a rude manner). It is you, not I, who is presenting a non-neutral point of view. Please stop misusing Twinkle.
--Gyrobo (talk) 20:18, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Information.svg Please do not assume ownership of articles such as Criticism of Apple Inc.. If you aren't willing to allow your contributions to be edited extensively or be redistributed by others, please do not submit them. Thank you. Lars T. (talk) 23:49, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

At no point did I assume ownership of any article. I have acted only to prevent you from adding unsourced opinions to Wikipedia, and have attempted to maintain proper decorum. Your issue with the article was discussed at Talk:Criticism of Apple Inc./Archives/2012#Neutrality, and instead of participating you responded by nominating the article for deletion. I believe you to be in violation of:
--Gyrobo (talk) 00:04, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

May 2010

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, we would like to remind you not to attack other editors. Please comment on the contributions and not the contributors. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Lars T. (talk) 22:52, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Please stop adding templates to my talk page. I have warned you of your conduct, and I will report you if you continue your personal attacks.
--Gyrobo (talk) 22:57, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Look who's talking. Warn yourself. Lars T. (talk) 01:56, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
I will try to explain this to you as best I can: when you add a nondescript template to my talk page, as you have recently (and frequently [1] [2] [3]) done, it isn't actionable. I am unable to discern what it is you want, or how to resolve your issue. I am asking you to, very calmly and rationally, describe the nature of your dispute without rudeness [4] or impugning my motives [5] [6] or intelligence [7].
--Gyrobo (talk) 02:30, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, how about acting like you do. You know - the way you accuse me of acting. Lars T. (talk) 15:23, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
I still don't understand what you want. I have tried to make it clear to you that my issue with you is your rudeness: the manner in which you leave nondescript messages, the intimations about my and other editors' motives and intelligence. The action I wish you to take is to explain your positions more rationally and calmly, citing specific examples instead of making blanket statements.
--Gyrobo (talk) 16:42, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Commas and Apposition

Though I suppose it's moot now, in re: the grammatical correctness of the comma you removed in this edit, please see this:

FWIW. (talk) 04:35, 6 May 2010 (UTC) (Anonymous Grammar Nazi)

I think if the sentence omitted the "Although", that would definitely be correct. But that one word makes the sentence a conditional. And, of course, the rest of the sentence was a run-on. A lot of people wouldn't dig this deeply into apposition, and I really appreciate it that you brought it up.
--Gyrobo (talk) 15:42, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Future revisions of ReactOS

Moved to Talk:ReactOS#Inclusion of future versions.

I moved this discussion because it was pretty expansive and relevant to that article.
--Gyrobo (talk) 19:39, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

The assimilated Wikisphere

We ;) are glad that this picture has found a use. Hive001 contact 18:11, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

A barnstar for you ...

Mensch5.png The Barnstar of Integrity
for showing awesome restraint in the case:      
In re Fruit Fight, 430 WP 2d., 2010.
-- Sctechlaw (talk) 03:37, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, thank you!
--Gyrobo (talk) 15:44, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

User:Alpha Quadrant/Userboxes/No Stargate Universe]

"Collision with Voyager." Wow, I didn't think of that. Very funny. Thanks --Alpha Quadrant (talk) 00:19, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank YOU, I was waiting for someone to make that userbox. --Gyrobo (talk) 00:22, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. I am glad you like it. --Alpha Quadrant (talk) 02:59, 11 May 2010 (UTC)


Please stop deleting my contribution. What I have written is published on the renowned journal Medical Physics. Your deltetion borders on violation of freedom of speech. I have included reference, why you still delete my content. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tbsg2006 (talkcontribs) 03:55, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

You need to cite your sources by providing reference links. At present, the content you are trying to add makes assertions but doesn't cite a specific journal issue or volume, or link to such a source.
--Gyrobo (talk) 04:46, 18 May 2010 (UTC)


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Holly Willoughby

Hello, I am upset because I added a poem which i thought was good and you said it was bad please let me know thank you Burnyouwithmycandle (talk) 21:05, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia is absolutely not the place for that sort of thing; it is an encyclopedia. If you wrote a poem, you should put it on a personal blog.
--Gyrobo (talk) 21:06, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

ok i thought anyone could edit this to put poems up though? Please let me know if you liked my poem so i can add it back up on that page thank you for your replies and help Burnyouwithmycandle (talk) 21:09, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm not much of a poet, but yes, your poem was great. You can add that to your user page, but actual articles should only contain encyclopedic information.
--Gyrobo (talk) 21:13, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Do you think i should add it to the holly willoughby page? then more people will see it wont they Burnyouwithmycandle (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:17, 20 May 2010 (UTC).

You should probably read what Wikipedia is not, so you don't accidentally post the wrong thing on the wrong page. Your poem is a personal opinion, which is one of the things not allowed in articles.
--Gyrobo (talk) 21:22, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

It wasnt a personal opinion but gives a balanced view for the article. i can add it back if you want Burnyouwithmycandle (talk) 21:27, 20 May 2010 (UTC)


Someone keeps adding silly things under my account how do i stop this please thank you for your help and everything Burnyouwithmycandle (talk) 21:18, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

What silly things are you referring to? If you feel your account has been compromised, you should change your password.
--Gyrobo (talk) 21:22, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

They keep putting stuff about feaces that i didn't write and i think they will get me banned and i dont want that please Burnyouwithmycandle (talk) 21:25, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

You should probably change your password then, it's in your preferences.
--Gyrobo (talk) 21:27, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Peter Cooper Village—Stuyvesant Town

About this page, Peter Cooper Village—Stuyvesant Town, I was translating it from English to Chinese, and I wrongly edited the English version one. I have already undone the edit. Please be patient when other people are editing articles, and you don't need to be fussy and post stuff on my usertalk page immediately after an edit.Gesalbte (talk) 03:02, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about that, didn't know you were translating.
--Gyrobo (talk) 03:03, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Temperature scales - Heligoland

Easy, that is a temperature difference — as I pointed out in the comment I added, because for some it wasn't obvious enough from the context (10 °C warmer than in Hamburg). It must either not be converted the template, or treated as a difference by it, which is done by using Kelvin and Degree Rankin. Lars T. (talk) 01:09, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm really not sure I understand. The original text said 10 °C (18 °F). This is clearly incorrect, as 10 °C is 50 °F. But 10 K does equal 18 °R. Were the original units incorrect?
--Gyrobo (talk) 01:34, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
I hope I'm not being rude by interjecting like this, but perhaps I can help clarify things a bit: A temperature of 10°C is equivalent to 50°F, but a change of 10°C converts to 18°F. For example, a change of 10°C from 15°C to 25°C is equivalent to a change of 18°F from 59°F to 77°F. To use the {{convert}} template for temperature changes, you need to use the "C-change" and/or the "F-change" code (please see the "Temperature" table on this page for more information). Cheers! -- Bgpaulus (talk) 14:56, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! That really cleared things up. Interject as often as you like.
--Gyrobo (talk) 15:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Latin America

Hi! I am having a little problem in the article Latin America with editor SamEV about Brazilian demographics. The main article about Brazil explains that the "Pardo" population is a a broad category that includes sub-categories such as the Mullattoes, Caboclos (known as "Mestizos" in Hispanic-America) and Cafuzos (known as "Zambo" in Hispanic America). In the Latin America article there is a table that says that 39.1% of Brazilian population are "mulatto" when the correct should be "Pardo". I explained that carefully in the talk page (See Talk:Latin America#Conflict with editor SamEV) but editor SamEV not only ignored my remarks but insist on reverting all my edits. I also tried to reach his in his own talk page but he simply erased my message. That is not a helpful behavior of his. I should had simply requested to an administrator to block him per the 3 eevert rules and asked for an arbitration since his behaving as his owns the article. However, I want to avoid that since the issue is something very simple, that is, nothing more than to clarify the table that present Brazilian demographics. As it is know, it says that there are 0% Caboclos or Mestizos (the majority of the population in Northern Region, Brazil, Northeast Region, Brazil and Central-West Region, Brazil) and 0% Cafuzos or Zambos. Could you, please, share your thoughts about it in the article talk page? Thank you very much, --Lecen (talk) 10:36, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I'm not in any way an expert on Latin American demographics; the only edit I made to that article was the reversion of one edit I believed to be vandalism. I don't think I can meaningfully contribute to the resolution of this dispute.
--Gyrobo (talk) 14:11, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

barnstar userbox!

Barnstar-Userbox.png This user has been awarded a userbox barnstar for fixing up my userbox after an image was removed =) –xenotalk.

01:14, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

--Gyrobo (talk) 01:15, 5 June 2010 (UTC)