User talk:Halidecyphon

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Welcome!

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VfD and other nonsense[edit]

Yes, I'm intermittently active on the VfD page. Today, for example, I ran across somebody who felt compelled to create a half dozen pages (4 articles, 2 redirects) about nonnotable local groups and people. They are all now up for deletion in the proper places. Ah well.

Otherwise, I was a bit hesitant about the AMERAH article. Perhaps it would have been better to have that as the title, and the longer one as a redirect or somesuch... nobody really seems to be much interested in it, though (because the robots all lost so badly, I suppose), so it's not a matter of pressing importance.

  • I had actually created a redirect from AMERAH to your article earlier today, and I think it is proper procedure to do it the way you have- full name becomes article title and abbrevs become redirs. And hey, I'm interested! I bet there's a few people out there even nerdier than me that like the idea of man-made muscles beating men er well beating woman i guess...Halidecyphon 21:42, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Guess I'm not the only one up at midnight trawling around VfD, eh? ;-) Time for bed, though.

Actually, the rule of thumb, I believe, is to use the most common name for the main article, with others as redirects--e.g., United States, rather than United States of America, is the main article. In this case, I'm not at all sure which might be "most common," though googling for the full name vs. AMERAH + robot (because apperently Amerah is also an Arabic name or something) seems to return marginally more (42 vs. "About 20") for the latter. Anyway, probably not worth changing at this point. Jonathan Christensen 22:14, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • Probably correct on both counts. Goodnight. Halidecyphon 22:17, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Nomination of "camera diet" for speedy deletion[edit]

You marked "camera diet" for speedy deletion. It doesn't seem to fall under any of the criteria for speedy deletion; could you please explain? Please follow these guidelines when nominating articles for speedy deletion, and post the notice on top of the article rather than blanking the text and replacing it with the notice. Thanks. -Frazzydee| 22:20, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • My sincerest apologies. I guess I'd seen too many a vandal-posted page in a row and my brain gave up trying to understand this one. I thought I was acting in accordance with the patent nonsense semi-policy, specifically the words "replace it with a link to Wikipedia:Speedy deletions" under the heading "Dealing with Patent Nonsense". Of course, even if this was truly patent nonsense, it is now clear to me that I should have followed the speedy policy which I had read once long ago and should have reviewed before I started speedying things instead of VfDing them after I got fed up with it taking days to delete pages full of random characters or obscenities. Thankyou for bringing my error to my attention, I will mend my ways (I've decided it's bad practice to patrol the recent changes page at 1 or 2am anyway :-p). --Halidecyphon 08:54, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Regarding Altruism[edit]

About the altruism on your profile - surely you mean reciprocal altruism (which, if you think about it, isnt really altruistic at all is it?)--Lyeta 00:00, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • Hmm, maybe it is reciprocal altruism, but the fact that there is no punishment for "cheaters" in Wikipedia (people that use the information without submitting anything) makes it seem more along the lines of indirect reciprocity (see altruism). You made me realize that a major motivation (although I hate to admit it) to post on wikipedia is in pursuit of reputation. Now, perhaps someone should write that article on indirect reciprocity. It ain't gonna be me, because as I've just proven so eloquently, I really don't know much about it at all!--Halidecyphon 10:48, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your kind words. However I don't know that "reward" is the right word for an increase in responsibility. "Burden?" Anyway, it's nice to be recognized as a member of the community who can be trusted to make positive contributions to the project. After 10,000 edits it would be a bit embarassing not to be an admin. Rather like being a 40-year old assistant professor. Cheers, -Willmcw July 2, 2005 06:05 (UTC)

Stone him![edit]

We have waited like he asked for .. lets stone him! (j/k)

However, a fair word of warning .. I entered this page, because I saw you wanted to delete a valueble entry. On general deletion: Why delete stuff anyhow? If it isn't harmfull, it might prove usefull. We all know that you cannot keep any encyclopia 100% correct. Not the Wikipedia, not Encyclopia of britan or any other. -- unsigned entry by 62.242.24.181

  • Hello! It's great to have someone to discuss this with. I take issue with the idea that "stuff," in general, belongs in an encyclopedia. Accurate, encyclopedic stuff does. This is the consensus on wikipedia (see various policy and proposed policy pages such as Wikipedia:Five_Pillars,Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, Wikipedia:Verifiability and Wikipedia:Importance). There are several reasons for deleting "stuff," even when it "might prove useful" and I am prepared to discuss those. Which "valu[a]ble entry," specifically, would you like to discuss? I agree that no reference is "100% correct," but your argument is clearly a fallacy; because a city will never be 100% safe, should we not fight crime? By the way, please have the respect to sign your edits to my talk page from now on. --Halidecyphon 11:03, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Paradox spoken article[edit]

In the spoken version of the article paradox you have made, you say "V. W. Quine" instead of W. V. Quine. Just thought you'd like to know.

Keep up the good work. Porcher 00:28, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

  • You say "Concordet" instead of Condorcet, too. Sorry if I'm being annoying, but perhaps you'd like to know.

Porcher 14:25, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

    • Wow, someone actually listened to it?! Thanks Porcher, I will correct those soon. Sorry about being so sloppy! Halidecyphon 15:15, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

cut-the-knot[edit]

Changing my vote to no vote per SciAm award just added to the article. It now could be seen as satisfying WP:WEB, although personally I do not believe the spirit of that guidline is to copy every tech magazine's annual "best of the web" to wikipedia. - Halidecyphon 16:54, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Until I read this comment of yours above, although I knew that cut-the-knot was a highly respected educational web site, I had no idea it had won so many awards, some given charily by organizations of great prestige. Michael Hardy 18:46, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
Wow, you're right. Just had a proper look at that award list, I'd certainly been hasty. My apologies. -Halidecyphon 20:27, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

I have almost the same score as you on the political compass - Social Libertarian, Economic centrist. Not something I see everyday. --Knucmo2 15:16, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, whaddaya say we take over the world together? -Halidecyphon 07:30, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for thanking me[edit]

Just worked out how to reply to you. Thanks for thanking me for the little bit I did on the post-fordism article. It was nice to get mail. I'm new to wikipedia but learning quite fast.Itsmejudith 21:25, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Backslash-apostrophe inserting IPs[edit]

They are generally caused by some misconfiguration in the proxy in question. Yes, the backslashes are escaped characters, in many different computer languages. A misconfigured proxy is/can be/may be 'open', in the sense of WP:OP, so that basically anyone from anywhere can use it at any time and be untraceable. That causes problems on Wikipedia because it allows vandals to attack and retreat, be untraceable and unblockable. Vast quantities of vandalism enter through open proxies. Thus backslashes => probably compromised (open) proxy => high probability of extensive vandalism => block. To 'fix' it, well, you'd have to fix the proxy, basically, or encourage the editor to find a different route to your wiki. A bot to fix backslashes, I don't know off the top of my head, but a good place to ask would be WP:BOTREQ. Hope that helps, Splash - tk 22:07, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Cucc[edit]

A "{{prod}}" template has been added to the article Cucc, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but yours may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice explains why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. 172.162.106.36 23:04, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Eh, anonymous user, that's a disambiguation page you're trying to delete... if you want to get rid of it you'll need to go after the individual clubs. Happy deleting though, I'm all in favor of a wikipedia clearout. -Halidecyphon 16:13, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Caves[edit]

Check it out. Have expanded it massively. There are a lot of caving articles out there I didn't know about which need improving. You can mark yourself down as Category:Wikipedian cavers. I'll start collecting photographs this winter.Goatchurch 17:08, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

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