User talk:Lo2u

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This map does not give any units or a reference of were the data comes from. Wondering if you have that info?


Thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:17, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Indeed, the description page was a real mess. My fault. That was the initial page when the image was uploaded, which I really thought I'd updated using the template in the other map. It was a while ago. Maybe I forgot or maybe I edited it and the edit didn't take. Anyway, the image is an illustration of the data in List of countries by intentional homicide rate, which is the only place it appears. The original sources are so numerous that I would rather not itemise them on a page that is not in the article space, unless you really think it's necessary. Anyway, hope it's ok now. If not, please tell me. --Lo2u (TC) 19:15, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

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Hello. Perhaps you missed my edit summary. In this context, "unique" means that the vessel is not part of a ship class. Please stop removing it. Thanks. Parsecboy (talk) 19:36, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

My apologies. I did indeed miss the edit summary and I wouldn't have reverted had I noticed it; I just saw the blank summary. I take the point, but I still don't like the way this reads. Can't it simply say that it is the only ship in its class? -Lo2u (TC) 19:39, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
No problem - my finger slipped and hit enter while I was typing the summary. One of the small problems with the new notification systems, I suppose. In any event, if you want to reword it, that's fine. Parsecboy (talk) 21:50, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

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Mein Kampf[edit]

Hi, I reverted your recent good faith edit at Mein Kampf, concerning the fact that the book is widely available in U.S. community libraries. This is, in fact, the case, though it be surprising to you. I'm not sure how to persuade you, but I picked a town at random (Winchester, VA) that I found on some website, and found a copy on the shelf in their library (here). Iowa's in the news lately due to the caucases, so I picked Bettendorf, Iowa (pop. 32,000) off the WP article List of cities in Iowa, and their copy is here. Algona, Iowa is a town of 5,000, and their copy is here. Three examples are not proof, of course. If you really think that this is a surprising claim, then please add a {{cn}} tag on the statement, but if you search around on your own, you'll see that it's very widely, almost universally available. Perhaps very tiny public libraries might not have it, but any U.S. public library with a decent number of books on the history of WWII should have a copy. Cordially, Mathglot (talk) 01:58, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello. I'm happy to leave a cn tag to give you time to look for a source but it's not a permanent substitute for a proper citation. If the information isn't verifiable it doesn't belong in the article. I accept from what you say that it's probably in the majority of libraries, perhaps the vast majority, but I'm not convinced that anecdotal evidence allows "virtually all" to be asserted. --Lo2u (TC) 17:34, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
Actually, I've just noticed your toning down and I'm a little happier. Incidentally, I used the List of New York Public Library branches to try to verify this. Of the first ten, all offer access to the same online text but only one has a print edition. I may not be using the catalogue correctly but I don't think that's the case, and I accept there may be something unusual about these libraries (if they hold particular collections, for example). The catalogue you referred me to has 17 copies in 33 libraries. This doesn't leave me convinced. --Lo2u (TC) 18:03, 9 January 2016 (UTC)