User talk:Jfponge

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Welcome!

Hello, Jfponge, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! --Yerpo (talk) 15:25, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Springtails[edit]

I see you've been adding info about springtails to the article about them. Could you please take a look at the article's talk page and see if you have anything to say about the taxonomy issue? Thanks, --Yerpo (talk) 15:25, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Altschuler et al.[edit]

Hi. I see someone finally tried to insert that fraudulent paper by Altschuler et al. (J. New York Entomol. Soc. 112(1):87–95, 2004) into the Springtail article. Are you aware of anything other than Janssens' website that rebuts it in print, or a retraction by the JNYES editors? That paper was an embarrassment to the entire scientific community, but since most of the exposure and condemnation took place online, it's very difficult to satisfy Wikipedia's policy requiring citations for those criticisms. One dedicated crank is all it takes to push the issue to treat that paper as if it were true (by insisting that the criticisms are not from reliable sources, even if one of them was a co-author on the paper in question!), a mistake which would do irreparable damage. Everyone in the scientific community knows that springtails are not parasites, but no one has ever imagined that they would have to PUBLISH a statement to that effect in order to counteract a fabrication such as Altschuler's; thanks to the way Wikipedia operates, we may need to find and incorporate such a published statement, hopefully citing and refuting this nonsense. Either that or we may be forced to sit on our hands as thousands of readers who come to Wikipedia for statements of fact are treated instead to lies. Sincerely, Dyanega (talk) 05:33, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Machilid authority?[edit]

Hi again. I have a question: you seem to know everyone who works on collembolans, but do you know who there might be that works with Machilidae? A student here has a research project on montane machilids in Nevada and Utah, but she has not yet found either a person or a definitive reference work to help her identify her specimens. Any revisionary studies or contact person information you might have would be appreciated. Thanks,

Journal titles[edit]

Hi, just letting you know that you don't actually need to italicize journal names like you did here. Using a {{Cite journal}} template automatically italicizes the text included within the |journal= field. By italicizing them, the result is actually that they are then wrongly not italicized.-- OBSIDIANSOUL 12:30, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your help. I will try to remember that for the next time jfp 09:12, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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OrphanReferenceFixer: Help on reversion[edit]

Hi there! I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. Recently, you reverted my fix to Soil.

If you did this because the references should be removed from the article, you have misunderstood the situation. Most likely, the article originally contained both <ref name="foo">...</ref> and one or more <ref name="foo"/> referring to it. Someone then removed the <ref name="foo">...</ref> but left the <ref name="foo"/>, which results in a big red error in the article. I replaced one of the remaining <ref name="foo"/> with a copy of the <ref name="foo">...</ref>; I did not re-insert the reference to where it was deleted, I just replaced one of the remaining instances. What you need to do to fix it is to make sure you remove all instances of the named reference so as to not leave any big red error.

If you reverted because I made an actual mistake, please be sure to also correct any reference errors in the page so I won't come back and make the same mistake again. Also, please post an error report at User talk:AnomieBOT so my operator can fix me! If the error is so urgent that I need to be stopped, also post a message at User:AnomieBOT/shutoff/OrphanReferenceFixer. Thanks! AnomieBOT 09:27, 24 April 2017 (UTC) If you do not wish to receive this message in the future, add {{bots|optout=AnomieBOT-OrphanReferenceFixer}} to your talk page.

jfp 14:06, 24 April 2017 (UTC) I understand. I apologize for the nuisance

Thanks, and a request[edit]

Hi - Thanks for your recent edits on the Soil page - some great references! I have recently worked on the Soil pH page, and have requested a review (Wikipedia:Peer_review/Soil_pH/archive1). I would appreciate any comments. Regards, Alandmanson (talk) 12:58, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

jfp 14:02, 8 June 2017 (UTC) The page looks fine, indeed. Great!

Thanks! --Alandmanson (talk) 12:26, 11 June 2017 (UTC)