User talk:Jimaginator

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E=MC2[edit]

You might want to post this on the Reference Desk (WP:RD), I think that it is to do with using SI units, but am not sure! Yours, Intrigue 18:45, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Sorry to be so long in getting back to you - I posted it there for you. Intrigue 19:13, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Hi Jimaginator, thank you for your response. And sorry for the late reply. I agree on your comments on the equation; it's really amazing how elegant(simple) an equation could be. The comments on e=mc^2 in (WP:RD) are interesting too. --208.147.1.1 02:46, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sorry I forgot to sign up. The comment above is by --Nc622 17:06, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

West Bank Barrier[edit]

Thank you for your kind note. You might want to have a look at the Separation barrier article. Regards, 21:10, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Scunthorpe[edit]

Garden of Eden: OK, I find a number of webpages, all using what seems like the same pieces of text

"Locations as diverse as Ethiopia, Scunthorpe, Java, the Seychelles, ..."

Do you have a reference for this information? I'm not opposed to your edit, I'm just interested as to who the hell came up with such a claim. mat_x 18:23, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Moved your comments[edit]

Greetings:

You had left an informational request about the contents of the Terracotta Army tomb in the body of the main article. I have taken the liberty of moving your comments to the talk page, where they are more likely to get a response.

Felt you'd wish to know.
Ξxtreme Unction {yakłblah} 13:02, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Campaign To Save List of school pranks From Deletion[edit]

Hi, the article List of school pranks has been targeted by the Wikipedia Thought Police™. Please help preserve this marvellous testament to human inventiveness (and cruelty) from certain extinction by voting Keep at the article's deletion page if you haven't yet done so. May algid reason never reign supreme! Thanks, Maikel 15:06, 4 April 2006 (UTC) PS: This is a generic message that has been hand-posted to you as a former contributor—hope you don't mind.

Thanks! Maikel 20:36, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

"an" before a vowel or "h"[edit]

I believe that it is correct in English (assuming there is anything as correct) to use "an" before a vowel or a word beginning with "h". See my entry Mud Clerk, "an helper" was changed to "a helper". Jimaginator 18:05, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

It's more complicated than that, I'm afraid, as deciding when to use a or an is related to the sound of the word rather than its spelling. So, for example, you write 'a human', because 'an human' would sound strange. Even with vowels it's not entirely cut and dried, as there is a whole class of words spelt with vowels, but pronounced differently, such 'a Euro' and 'a euphemism'. 'Helper' is a little trickier. Personally, I'd say it as "a helper" rather than "an 'elper", but I guess tastes may vary on this one. Cheers, CmdrObot 18:40, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
As I recall, (and it's been many years since I was taught this in school) it was not dependent on pronounciation at all. Rather, it was all vowels and h, period. Believe me, I agree that "an helper" does sound pretty bad, but I thought it was a hard and fast rule, which is why I pointed it out. I cannot seem to find any "authority" on the web which specifically calls out the rule. If you have something which talks about it, I would love to see it. A google search for the exact phrases "a human" and "an human" yields 121,000,000 and 162,000 hits respectively, so regardless of what is or was "the rule", it is pretty obvious that most are writing "a human" at a ratio of 750:1. Microsoft Word flags neither as a spelling error. Even if it was a rule at one point, language always changes, and certainly English leads the pack. So, "a helper" is fine by me. Jimaginator 18:54, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
One possible source which confirms your pronunciation criterion: [1] Jimaginator 18:58, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Ah, that's interesting. One thing I've noticed is that a major source on Wikipedia of 'an h' where it makes (modern) pronounciation awkward is text quoted from the Bible. Since they occur in quoted material and clearly aren't typos, I've left them alone, but they would support your idea that it used to be a rule. However, it just occurred to me that I have seen this issue discussed before: take a look at the article A, an. Cheers, CmdrObot 19:06, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Imagine that, Wikipedia has information on it. I didn't even search there! 66.95.139.107 19:49, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

help request: infobox television revision[edit]

Hi . I am having a doozy of a time entering theme music composer to the television infobox. I tried to add it on the syntax section of template:infobox television and my edit did not result in the addition of theme music composer. Any tips? Thanks. Dogru144 14:25, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Rape tree[edit]

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Please do not make statements attacking people or groups of people. Wikipedia has a strict policy against personal attacks. Attack pages and images are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who continue to create or repost such pages and images in violation of our biographies of living persons policy will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. WWGB (talk) 14:34, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I did not delete this article. As shown here it was an administrator. I nominated the page for deletion since I believed it did not meet the criteria for inclusion. Any editor is entitled to do that, but an admin makes the decision to delete or keep. If you want to know why the article was deleted, I suggest you take that up with User:R'n'B. WWGB (talk) 01:04, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Meeting of Minds[edit]

Jimaginator, back in 2004 you volunteered to fill out a table on Meeting of Minds. Still interested?--S. Rich (talk) 13:30, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Taj Arabia listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Taj Arabia. Since you had some involvement with the Taj Arabia redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - TheChampionMan1234 03:53, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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