User talk:Katalyst2

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Hello, Katalyst2, 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! ·:· Will Beback ·:· 20:32, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

PS: Do you have any source for the information you added to Tent?[1] While interesting, it may not be of sufficient notability to include in an encyclopedia entry on tents. If it has been reported in a reliable source then that would help verify it and establish its notability. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 20:32, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for adding that. It's not ideal, since it'd be hard for readers or editors to verify it. See WP:V. It's not clear to me how significant this incident is in the history of tents. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 06:46, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Australian patent 2007201190[edit]

Good day Katalyst. Whilst it seems to be a real patent, that bit about the Australian wool industry you added to Mulesing cannot be verified without proper references. Please feel free to put it back in, this time with verifiable sources. Bugguyak (talk) 13:38, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Buguyak, an article by Marius Cuming which details the patent and the suppression of trials by AWI is appearing in this issue of The Land and SA Stock Journal. The patent also eliminates intestinal parasites of sheep so it's suppression from trial has been a major disservice to woolgrowers because both pests can be controlled by one operation. Katalyst

That sounds very interesting and I look forward to reading your edit. Bugguyak (talk) 01:40, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi Will, I've added a citation to the tent piece and can find more if needed - may take a little time as some contacts have drifted away. Two attempts were made at the time to appropriate the design, which was exactly that depicted in the Wiki photo. The second resulted when the Hayes catalogue was taken back to California by a US climber (Weston) and eventually manufactured by North Wall, who claimed the design. Although square plan dome tents using flexible poles were available at the time, they were problematical for serious mountaineering because the volume of excavation required on steep snow slopes was excessive and for an exhausted party, often dangerous. Also, The geometry of square plan domes is conducive to easy deformation in high wind, necessitating guys at 45 degrees - very difficult to guy the outer poles on high snowslopes - whereas the fore and aft guys on the tunnel tent are easy and almost eliminate excessive deformation. Katalyst

October 2008[edit]

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