User talk:Kallikanzarid

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Hi, now that Operator and other pages redirect to Operator (disambiguation), please don't forget to help re-direct links away from the disambig per WP:FIXDABLINKS. Navigation popups with the popupFixDabs flag set to true is helpful. --JaGatalk 16:20, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Fixing all the links will be painful, even more so because of the massive confusion of operator and operation <_< --- Kallikanzaridtalk 16:59, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
True that. That's why I leave these messages. Users are often happy to make a huge mess and leave it for others to fix. This one is especially bad because it wouldn't be easy for a non-specialist to fix. --JaGatalk 17:48, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Hi Kallikanzarid, a couple of things: first, thanks much for the help you've given us in the cleanup effort; it's greatly appreciated, especially on such a difficult disambig. Secondly, I wanted to show you this tool that makes it easier to go about finding and fixing dablinks, if you're interested. But only if you're interested. You've helped already, so no one has a right to ask for more IMO. Thanks again. --JaGatalk 07:51, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the tool. I'm starting to get confused myself, though, because of the two things.

First, it is difficult to decide wether to disambiguate to operator (mathematics) or to operator (physics) on quantum physics pages, because both fit, and there is no community guideline on the matter that I know of (but then again, I new to Wikipedia). So far I had been disambiguating to operator (mathematics), but I'm beginning to doubt that it's the best strategy. Maybe it is a good idea to move operator (physics) to Mathematical operators in physics to resolve this conflict. It is supported by the fact that operator (physics) is already very profilic and is mainly dealing with applications of operators to physics and not with their general description.

Second, disambiguation of operator to management is unsatisfactory since the latter article is not dealing the management _firms_ at all!

I'll probably file these observations in the discussion page of operator (disambiguation), but I want to bring the issue to your direct attention as well :) --- Kallikanzaridtalk 09:16, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
Offhand, I'm not sure. You'd be better off posting at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics and/or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Physics. --JaGatalk 18:38, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for the curt reply. As soon as I started typing this, holiday visitors came, and I just had to go with what I had at that point. I wanted to add that very few (if any) people will be watching the Operator (disambiguation) page, so you won't get much input. The WikiProject Mathematics people, on the other hand, have always been very helpful with my disambiguation questions; the most helpful wikiproject I've come across by far, actually. Thanks again for all your effort. --JaGatalk 07:33, 21 December 2010 (UTC)


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For your contributions to the the dramatic improvements to Exterior algebra's lead. I finally understand what the subject is and why it's important! WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:38, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! I don't think I deserve it, though, I only added a few phrases and even those got reverted :) — Kallikanzaridtalk 18:05, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Not all positive contributions happen in the mainspace. I was, in fact, primarily thinking of your helpful comments on the article's talk page. WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:28, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok :) — Kallikanzaridtalk 18:36, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Your remarks at WPM[edit]

Hi Kallikanzarid,

I understand that you may be frustrated by the experience of being corrected and reverted, and I don't always agree with TKuvho on philosophy of mathematics, but personal attacks like the one you've made at WPM ("Look who's talking") are disrespectful, non-constructive and have no place in a professional community. Since you've volunteered the information that you are a first year graduate student, ask yourself: would you address a professor in your graduate mathematics course in the same fashion? do you consider it appropriate? My friendly advise is to write a private apology note to Tkuvho and delete your comments at WPM. Cheers, Arcfrk (talk) 19:37, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

"I understand that you may be frustrated by the experience of being corrected and reverted" I hold no grudge against Slawomir who reverted my edits. Tkuvho did not revert any of my edits, but he did irritate me with his trolling. For now I see no reason to apologize or delete my comment that you've mentioned. I will probably do it, though, once I have some sort of proof of his good will and his high academical achievements. — Kallikanzaridtalk 07:27, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Mathematical Typesetting on Wikipedia[edit]

Hello there. I hope you're well. I noticed that on a talk page you used the LaTeX syntax of $ to start and end some mathematical typesetting code. Sadly, Wikipedia doesn't recognise it. If you use that then you get $\mathbb{R}$ instead of . Instead of an opening $ you need to use <math> to tell Wikipedia that you are about to use mathematical typesetting code. When you have finished, instead of just typing another $ (which would be a lot easier) you need to type </math>; notice the forward slash. To get you need to type <math> \mathbb{R}^n </math>. It's the same with anything. To get that typewriter font I had to use <tt> to start and </tt> to stop. Moreover, to get Wikipedia to print these commands and not execute them I had to use <nowiki> to start and </nowiki> to end. If you already knew that, then please don't be offended. I was just trying to help. (I changed the syntax that I found). Fly by Night (talk) 02:09, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I know of this, but sometimes I forget to double check.

Lie groups and differential geometry[edit]

Hi! I noticed in your interests you are learning/have learned about differential geometry and Lie groups. I've recently been trying to learn these also, however at the moment I don't have access to any teachers. Would you be willing to answer some questions from time to time? Rschwieb (talk) 20:24, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm not very well-versed in the topic, but sure, I can try answering your questions — Kallikanzaridtalk 02:44, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
I probably won't come up with any questions that you can't handle :) How far along are you in the curriculum of (either) topic? Rschwieb (talk) 13:30, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Just the basic courses, my university sucks so no advanced topics, and I had to cut my self-education short for now. You can actually ask your questions on, it's a great site for asking math questions of that sort.
OK, I'll give stackexchange a try sometime! Rschwieb (talk) 14:57, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Matrix (mathematics)[edit]

Greetings! In the edit you made today to Matrix (mathematics), there is a dangling "ref" and a dangling "backslash ref" hiding some of the text. I would fix this myself, but it is not clear to me exactly what you are trying to say. Would you please clean up the refs and the grammar to make this more clear? Thanks! — Anita5192 (talk) 20:57, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

My intent was to make a note clarifying imprecise language. I probably did it wrong, I don't really know how to do this sort of thing right in Wikipedia — Kallikanzaridtalk 21:44, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

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