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Hi Jebus989, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature should have little to no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Salvio Let's talk about it! 22:31, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Much appreciated! Jebus989 08:33, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for the edits... newbie here. Will be updating the other projects as well, any hints help (mostly you will benefit since you wont edit them anymore). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dswd ito3 (talkcontribs) 00:53, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Replied at your talk, the edits I've seen have been good though I can't overstate the importance of citing sources so that your additions are verifiable! Thanks Jebus989 08:39, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

RfA reform

Hi Jebus989. Thank you for you input. Parsing grammar or analysing semantics and lexical elements in order to prove bad faith where none was intended, could itself be perceived as a form of bad faith. The bigger picture: enormous bad faith is expressed by voters and questioners on every RfA and the project's entire goal is to get that changed. Therefore, every item brought into this project for possible discussion for reform, is brought in very good faith. If the section titles offend you, instead of prolonging a worthless discussion, do feel free to consider changing them yourself as suggested to all participants to the project. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 23:38, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

I saw you post and delete this on the associated talk page... You're saying, my pointing out your failure to AGF In actuality, other users pointing it out, and me adding a further comment is me failing to AGF? Well, in that case I must inform you that potentially perceiving me 'parsing your lexicon' in bad faith where no bad faith was intended, could itself be a further form of bad faith... (etc. etc. we could do that all day).
I would, again, argue with your bad faith though that phrase is starting to grate on me assumptions about voters and questioners intentions. I'd probably say they/we are just trying to assess admin candidates, some more rigorously than others, but all in the name of improving the encyclopaedia.
As a more general point, while it's great to have someone spearheading the RfA reform so single-mindedly, Wikipedia is a community-run project. I realise you have assembled other like-minded individuals to form a task-force but things like applying the formal 'discussion closed' template you to those criticisms seem unnecessary; no-one had posted their for ten days — it was hardly a runaway argument that threatened your proposals. Plus, if you're really keen to set policy and guideline following this reform you will need to adjust to receiving a lot more 'worthless discussion' about the specific wording of pages. Anyway, I wll make those changes, not to make any 'point' to you personally, just because I believe it's better wikiquette than what is currently written Jebus989 00:04, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
Ok done. I won't, of course, change your user space version Jebus989 09:51, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. You have done exactly what I hoped and expect the community to do. All Wikipedia initiatives generally begin with one user's ideas and I do not want to be seen as 'spearheading' the project or pushing my own POV. There has been a firm consensus for a very long time that some serious changes need to be made to RfA to make it a more pleasant experience and hence attract more candidates of the right calibre who have informed us quite clearly why they are not running for office. A start had to be made somewhere, and that start was made with material that was assembled in the very best of good faith in my user space. As soon as it was relevant and had some support, I moved that material to project space for the broader community to do with it whatever they wish, in the hope of course that they too are keen on seeing some reforms finally presented in a way that might get consensus. Threads that do not advance a project are one of the reasons why many Wikipedia initiatives have failed. If you are interested in RfA reform, I do hope you will continue to provide stimulus. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:38, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Catfish Jim and the soapdish

Hi there,

I've replied to your oppose in an effort to clear things up.

Hope this helps,

The Helpful One 15:20, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the extra insight, I'll modify my !vote accordingly Jebus989 15:23, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
No problem, I'll fix my signature on your talk page accordingly! The Helpful One 15:27, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Social Diaphragm (cf Phrenos: phrenia, phrenic - of the diaphragm, the heart, the mind)

Hello Jebus989,

I believe you re-supported my entry of 'Social Diaphragm' on the 'Diaphragm' page here in the wikipedia: Thank You! Very much indeed! I straightforwardly know, so straightforwardly, that this is the crucial missing concept in the non-understanding of schizophrenia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ralegh1973 (talkcontribs) 13:38, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi there, I think the edit to which you are referring is this. I merely reverted this edit, removing vandalism from the page. I have no comment on the validity of the term 'social diaphragm'. If you plan to recreate your article though, you should first review the general notability guidelines. If you then still feel the term warrants an article, you could create it in a sandbox in your userspace (e.g. by clicking here) (don't forget to include sources) and I would be happy to check it over before you move to mainspace to prevent another deletion Jebus989 13:50, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

for RNA thermometer

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For your diligent work on RNA thermometer. Your articles are a joy to read! Shiva, Lord Black Adder 06:22, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the kind words :) Jebus989 08:33, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
I agree thats a really nice article. Good work! Alexbateman (talk) 08:56, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Alex! Jebus989 11:42, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Those other fullas are right. Nice work Jebus989. --Paul (talk) 21:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Cheers Paul! The DYK hook for it should be on the main page tomorrow evening (probably middle of the night where you are!) Jebus989 21:15, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Excellent! RNA's continued infamy is assured. I may be awake for it. --Paul (talk) 22:59, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Hey

Can you stop reverting my edits to Historical Jesus. I assure you they aren't vandalism although I would understand why precautions would be taken with any religion-related page. However, I am not making any uninformed or malacious edits. I'm simply trying to add his historical name. I can cite it if you like, but as long as you keep deleting it, I'm going to keep adding it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.151.123.154 (talk) 20:43, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

While I have no interest or affiliation with the article in question, there is no need to replace 'Jesus' with a rarely-used hebrew arabic alternative, which has no other mention in the article. Why not replace it with Ἰησοῦς Iēsoûs? Although not vandalism, it is 'unconstructive'; you are pushing a fringe WP:POV on an article without community consensus. I'll leave watchlisters and other counter-vandals to patrol further edits you make on that page; but I suggest you leave it as-is, or instigate discussion on the article's talk page before repeating such changes Jebus989 20:53, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
It seems others agree, I suggest you leave it Jebus989 21:18, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for RNA thermometer

Thanks from me and the DYK project Victuallers (talk) 18:02, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Great, thanks Jebus989 19:55, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

no index talkpage

Hi, if you think it is not important that is fine, so there is no reason for you to remove the noindex template, as it is not doing any harm and is a good fail-safe measure that bot-clawlers do not operate there. All sorts of talkpages and archives that are not supposed to appear in search results have been found to appear. Thanks. Off2riorob (talk) 17:38, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Examples? If JW is concerned by it, he can add it. Try finding his en.wiki talk page on google... Jebus989 18:19, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
PS, see WP:BRD. And if you don't really understand noindex, I wouldn't go around sticking it on other's talk pages without them asking you to Jebus989 18:23, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Useful advice

Hi,

Thanks for the useful advice.

  1. 'See also's: I've already begun reducing these for the reasons you've stated.
  2. Breaking down articles: this process seems subjective to me so I try to approach each topic such as Degenerate nucleotide as if I were a high school student.
  3. Using 'Main article': blue wikilinks do not belong in section titles last I read, and the reader might like to check the 'Main article'. FA's such as the Sun use this technique.
  4. Adding 'stub's. My initial understanding is that by adding 'stub' those in the respective project come and rate the article. This has happened quite often, yet not so with others. So, once an article has my usual number of sections I no longer add 'stubs'. And, I delete the 'stub's.
  5. Really short leads. Probably! Still working on this one as often a new article seems better with sections. Then, small sentences can be added to the lead as a combination of 'Introduction' plus 'Abstract'.
  6. Excessive categorization: Already working through my articles to reduce these.
  7. Looking at examples of good articles and Wikipedia:FA: I've been doing that and will continue to do so. But, I do find these or the ratings to be confusing and subjective at times.

If you have specific advice to achieve GA or FA status, it is most welcome. But, I've noticed that no science 'ology' article has achieved FA status, and this concerns me.

Thank you again for reading and commenting on my articles. Marshallsumter (talk) 21:20, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for VapBC

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Thanks for the notice! Jebus989 17:47, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

How to upload a file on Wikipedia

Hi, You had earlier replied to the above topic that was posted by me on the discussion board. I followed your directions and ended up getting this error message "File extension does not match MIME type". Can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hariya1234 (talkcontribs) 15:14, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Replied at your thread Jebus989 15:26, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Talkback

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Lapel buttons

Oh, you mean badges! I thought your userpage-chap reference there was referring to Kraftwerk and their pledge (as seen on this 1975 episode of Tomorrow's World [1]) that their music would soon be entirely played on touchpads sewn into the flaps of their suits. Oh well... All the best,Plutonium27 (talk) 08:51, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Alas, we wait in vain: Lapel buttons (musical instrument) Jebus989 09:19, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

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Sorry but I have signed all my comments so far. Why told me to do this? --178.128.75.48 (talk) 07:24, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi there, the text I added to your talk page is a welcome template which just gives some general advice; it doesn't mean to imply you are doing anything wrong! Jebus989 07:46, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
OK sorry and thanks!--178.128.75.48 (talk) 08:30, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Computational Biology

Hi,

Thanks for signing up to WikiProject Computational Biology. There is a growing list of tasks that you can help out with if you have a few free moments. See the discussion page. Alexbateman (talk) 09:13, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for autoarchiving the discussion of WikiProject Computational Biology. Alexbateman (talk) 08:11, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Hmm don't thank me too soon! The bot appears to be using default parameters (archiving to dev/null after 24h; leaving 5 threads) rather than those I set and I'm not too sure why. I've manually archived the threads it removed but will try to fix the bot instructions Jebus989 09:37, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Ahh after reading the template documentation, it seems putting the template parameters on a single line was enough to confuse the bot! Should work as expected from now Jebus989 09:39, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Talkback

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Regrettably...

This question was nonserious trolling by a banned user, so I had to delete it and your answer. Sorry about that. —Steve Summit (talk) 10:44, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Haha, that's fine. A fair biological question in my eyes! Jebus989 10:49, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Good Article promotion

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Thanks for all the work you did in making RNA thermometer a certified "Good Article"! Your work is much appreciated. (Pictured: uninformed artist's impression)

In the spirit of celebration, you may wish to review one of the Good Article nominees that someone else nominated, as there is currently a backlog, and any help is appreciated. All the best, – Quadell (talk)

Thanks! I would be keen to give reviewing a try, especially on a molecular biology article. I'll keep an eye out Jebus989 17:24, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

James D. Watson GA review

Hello!

I'm the one who nominated this article for GA status. I will be working on this article for a longer time, maybe for a month. Since I don't live in US or UK, it will harder to find appropriate literature, epsecially about J. D. Watson and his works. Generaly speaking, literature about anything is hard to find here. I'll do my best.

Regards, --Wustenfuchs 14:28, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Ok best of luck! It might be worth tracking down some of the major contributors to the article to see if they want to help bring it to GA standard. Also, other interested collaborators may be found through the article talkpage or a relevant wikiproject Jebus989 22:38, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

ping

Hi Jebus, I've sent you an email. Hope you don't mind the intrusion! Julia\talk 15:42, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For dealing with the User:Marshallsumter issues. Cerejota If you reply, please place a {{talkback}} in my talk page if I do not reply soon. 13:32, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks very much! Many thanks to you too, and everyone involved. Hopefully we can now replace some of the red links with decent articles Jebus989 13:42, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

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Hi Jebus. I've responded to your message at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Astronomy/User:Marshallsumter_Incident_Article_Fix-up_Coordination_Page. --- Medical geneticist (talk) 14:19, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, replied there Jebus989 15:43, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks Jebus989

Thanks for welcoming me and for those useful links, i definitely can use them. Mh40 (talk) 14:24, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

No problem, if you have any questions feel free to ask! Jebus989 15:49, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Mystery

Please solve this mystery if you can...

On September 23rd, traffic to Portal:James Bond doubled, and has stayed at the new level since then. I can't figure out what happened.

See http://stats.grok.se/en/201109/Portal%3AJames_Bond

Traffic to Outline of James Bond stayed the same (though it was at the higher-level already), which leads me to suspect changes made somewhere in Wikipedia.

See http://stats.grok.se/en/201109/Outline%20of%20James_Bond

I'd like to find out what happened, in case it reveals helpful link placement tips that can double the traffic to outlines too!

I look forward to your reply on my talk page. The Transhumanist 23:19, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

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RFA thank you

Thank you for your comment and support at my recent successful RFA. Being now the new fellow in the fraternity of administrators, I will do my best to live up to the confidence shown in me by others, will move slowly and carefully when using the mop, will seek input from others before any action of which I might be unsure, and will try not to break anything beyond repair. Best, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 22:16, 4 December 2011 (UTC)