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To continue your brilliant exercise in orientation - take a look if you would at handing (no, it's not some perversion, it's absolutely safe for work. It is about work, that is, woodwork). Or let it do down the drains of Wiktionary? East of Borschov 21:10, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm betting that an article could be written on that -- it's a design decision, and one can find books that spend paragraphs on it. But those books make my head hurt. :-) Melchoir (talk) 00:17, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Any idea why the Toilet paper oritnetation page is suddenly active again? Is it being linked off site somewhere? I dont see it on the Main Page or as a secondary link from something that is. Soap 12:54, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Well, it's been linked from Fark, but the traffic spike started at least 12 hours before that link went live. I don't know what the initial cause was. Melchoir (talk) 21:31, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Block of User:Tcshasaposse[edit]

Some time ago you have blocked User:Tcshasaposse due to a conflict with the WP:NOSHARE policy. I wonder whether this issue could be solved in the positive since these user(s)' additions were quite helpful in the coverage of complexity-theoretic topics. It would have been a serious loss in qualified input if we'd just told them to go away. Unfortunately, the block entry points to the user talk page, which has been deleted. Can you provide some insight into this? Nageh (talk) 12:49, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Sure! The user talk page was apparently deleted as part of a now-defunct process; see Category:Temporary Wikipedian userpages and Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2010_July_12#Category:Temporary_Wikipedian_userpages. Since you've asked about its contents, I've simply undeleted the user talk page: User talk:Tcshasaposse. Thanks, Melchoir (talk) 21:27, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the reply! I wonder though whether violating WP:NOSHARE was such a serious concern that the account had to be blocked. I'm worried that we may have lost help from a group of students. On the other hand there wasn't a lot of activity during the latter months so it probably wouldn't have changed anything. Well, thanks again! Nageh (talk) 23:22, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
No prob! Yeah, I'm not sure if I scared them away, or if they were done anyway, or if they found other ways to edit but never said so... or what. I probably should have been more patient. Melchoir (talk) 02:49, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Toilet paper orientation[edit]

Hi, seeing that you created this article, you may want to have a look at this: The J-Walk Blog: Toilet paper orientation. —Bruce1eetalk 07:05, 1 February 2011 (UTC)


And this. --candlewicke 01:39, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Nice. In other news, Michael Bywater hates knowledge. ;-) Melchoir (talk) 06:36, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Garrick Mallery[edit]

I came across the Mallery article with AWB. The article appears to be word for word from the Brief memoirs of Colonel Garrick Mallery book. You may want to rewrite the article and trim it down. Bgwhite (talk) 05:59, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

You're absolutely right, and that's a good idea. Melchoir (talk) 06:19, 15 March 2011 (UTC)


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Re: Gullibility[edit]

Semi'd. Good luck, Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 15:21, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Nice job[edit]

Perhaps your well done expansion of Baby Got Back will quiet some of the clamor that the article desperately needs a lyrical synopsis. Cheers, OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:39, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Let's hope! :) Melchoir (talk) 17:27, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
BTW, I later realized that I'd left a dismissive comment to your suggestion on the Baby Got Back talk page. I've retracted it, and sincerely apologize for not reading it closely enough, and as a result, misinterpreting your intention. Kudos to your patience; I guess mine was running thin yesterday. OhNoitsJamie Talk 20:08, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Euler on infinite series[edit]

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(shrug) Perhaps it wasn't meant to be. Melchoir (talk) 03:21, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Gullibility[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the ref help[edit]

I've been trying to figure out how to consolidate the refs--now I can work from your example. Cheers, Khazar (talk) 01:47, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

No prob, glad I could help! Melchoir (talk) 01:48, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Marsupial Lawns[edit]

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See User talk:Mmdrewser... Melchoir (talk) 09:58, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Chowk Bazaar[edit]

The user replied, see User talk:Eshahalim#Chowk Bazaar. Cheers,  Chzz  ►  09:26, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Right, thanks! Melchoir (talk) 09:55, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks For Fixing The References.[edit]

I appreciate it. I'm kind of new to Wikipedia, so I'm glad you helped me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Logan The Master (talkcontribs) 02:28, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

I fixed the Ultra Machine article.[edit]

At least I think I did. I changed it a bit because I realized it was extremely similar to the Nintendo Wiki's article. I really wasn't trying to plagiarize. Logan The Master (talk) 14:41, 28 April 2011 (UTC) Logan The Master


Hi, Are you familiar with the motivation for his set theory? I couldn't really make heads or tails of it on the related pages. Tkuvho (talk) 08:52, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Nope, never heard of him until today. :-) Melchoir (talk) 08:58, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

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Opinion on APG III[edit]

Hi Melchoir,

First of all, I am flattered by your curiosity with my opinion on APG III system. As always I say: classifications are mere suggestions, with weak and strong points.

I was against APG I system by its tendency in to found only in researches in the chloroplast genoma and to do drastic changes in the Angiosperm families; and against APG II system by the informality of taxa (bracket taxa, plain clades, etc) and in a general way by its intransigence in accepting paraphyletic groups as being natural groups (and even polyphyletic, in my opinion: in essence all taxa are polyphyletic ones), because I see them it taxa as a structure more than three-dimensional, an element can in your two-dimensionality to seem not to have phylogenetic relationship with another, but arranged (graphically, like a reticular system) of another way like the three-dimensional manner this would be evident.

Other critic is that APG always tended to "lumping" taxa in entities unprovided morphological characteristics clear that distinguished them (i. e., the synapomorphies) turning them metaphysical "entities" without the necessary practicability to work with the real biodiversity.

But I have faith that APG in its version III made a very positive effort to improve the acceptance of its schema in a more universal way. I see this version as a "ripening". Cheers. Berton (talk) 14:27, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Very interesting, thanks for explaining! Melchoir (talk) 18:01, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Redirecting Superchalifraglisticxpealidocious[edit]

What is your opinion on just having that page deleted? The spelling differences between that and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious are more than minimal, as there are 4 differences between the two? Inks.LWC (talk) 00:51, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

(shrug) That would be fine, go ahead and prod it if you want. Melchoir (talk) 01:03, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Request unprotection[edit]

would you please consider un-protecting ITalkBB (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) please? I understand that "continually recreated" can be a problem, but permanently protecting a page which could be used to describe a corporation that actually exists based on the meager participation at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/iTalkBB seems like overkill, to me. Especially considering that you've salted the entire history by moving and deleting the userfied page as well (User:Banazir/ITalkBB (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)). Thanks.
— V = IR (Talk • Contribs) 01:42, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Okay, fair enough! Done. Melchoir (talk) 01:49, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Need Some Help[edit]

Could you help me categorize this?: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Nintendo arcade games. I don't know what it falls under. Logan The Master (talk) 15:33, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Sure! I put it under cat=O. Games/Sports and Science/Technology didn't really seem to fit. Melchoir (talk) 19:16, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! Logan The Master (talk) 14:09, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Ken Allen[edit]

The Ken Allen article, to which you recently added some "further reading" references, spiked to 3,500 page views that day - as opposed to the usual average of 20-30 per day. Do you have any idea why? Do your "further reading" posts have that much power? 0;-D Thanks --MelanieN (talk) 02:53, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Well, I found it here: . Who knows how they found it? :-) Melchoir (talk) 02:57, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Then I'm baffled. I knew it hadn't been at DYK, and I couldn't find anything in the news. Life's little mysteries! --MelanieN (talk) 03:09, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Christian Menses[edit]

Stop deleting/blocking the creating of this page. It was put upon to make the page as I see fit for him. And I can verify this anyway you need me too. — Preceding unsigned comment added by B5nny (talkcontribs) 03:59, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Your fix of my manual page redirect[edit]

Hi. Regarding your fix of my manual page move/redirect (at O lucenti, o sereni occhi (Handel)): thanks for doing that. I was just realizing the problem with my manual move (no history) when you came along and saved the day. For my own information, what is the official procedure I should go through if I want to have a page renamed? Thanks again. GFHandel   21:02, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your helpful additions to Nasothek[edit]

I usually look for appropriate categories to use in articles similar to the one I'm creating, but it did not occur to me we would have a category for Noses. Thanks for finding it and congratulations on your DYK for Toilet paper orientation. Sharktopus talk 06:59, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

No prob, and thank you! Melchoir (talk) 21:23, 28 June 2011 (UTC)[edit]

You can ask for the title to be unsalted at WP:RFUP and move your draft out of userspace. No need to go to DRV. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 01:25, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

You're probably right, but it's a strange case... anyway, since it's already at DRV, we might as well let it play out there. Melchoir (talk) 02:27, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

PTF 11kly[edit]

I finished my editing pass about 3 minutes after your talk page post; it's all yours! --Christopher Thomas (talk) 09:20, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Melchoir (talk) 09:30, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for 2011 University of Miami athletics scandal[edit]

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Chandravadana and Mohiya[edit]

It's not clear to me why they are notable from the text you have restored. Or are Indian saints (if that's what they are) notable by definition? And why are saints in a census?Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:00, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Okay, so the prose sucks, but that's not an excuse to speedy an article with four sources. I keep telling the newbies that sources are all you need to guarantee that an article survives; I'd hate to be made a liar on that account!
They're categorized as saints because they're described in the book on saints. Unfortunately, I only have small snippets from Google, so I'm not sure exactly what the book says about their status. They're described in the census not in a listing of residents, but in an expository section about the town. Again, I have only snippets; I don't know the full context. The census seems to cite another source for the stories, but I can't tell what that other source is. And the census isn't carried by any libraries near me. Melchoir (talk) 21:40, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
I wrote a bit more. Melchoir (talk) 21:44, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Rage comic[edit]

It is not a website, but it is web content. That is covered by db-web as "an article about a web site, blog, web forum, webcomic, podcast, browser game, or similar web content", right? →Στc. 04:34, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

No, it's a format that web comics can take, rather than a webcomic in itself. In other words, it's more like Mobile comic or Pixel art than A Softer World or Dinosaur Comics. It doesn't have a homepage, and there's no one trying to promote it to increase ad revenue. It's just a meme. Melchoir (talk) 04:39, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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this means war, no further comment

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Richat Stucture Comment[edit]

In Talk:Richat Structure, you asked:

"Are you one of the authors of the paper?"

After I posted my comments to the talk section for the Richat Structure, I looked up the ISPs for "" and "". They both belong to Telefonica de Espana (AS3352), Madrid, Spain. Paul H. (talk) 04:28, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, I will read.[edit]

Thank you, I will read. I do not need help so far but it should be made easier to make new articles entries. I copied from other similar articles for the wikicoding and the duplicate reference part was more complicated but I found the help page. If I made mistakes please accept my apologies, I used a lot the preview function to see if it was showing properly. Nottan Oakser — Preceding unsigned comment added by NottanOaks (talkcontribs) 07:03, 12 October 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for that. Can you help me out with the Asmara page, I don't want anything I've edited to be deleted without a valid reason. --Tron9698 (talk) 20:16, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm not too familiar with that page. What are you concerned about, that might be deleted? Melchoir (talk) 20:18, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

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Re:Userspace draft template[edit]

Hi Melchoir, I have added the userspace draft template to all my sandbox pages. Thanks for letting me know about that template. Ganeshk (talk) 10:36, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Order of the Occult Hand[edit]

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Net force versus resultant force[edit]

I have just started editing the net force article, as you suggested (see the article and its discussion). May need a few days to continue (as well as to join discussion on CG).--Ilevanat (talk) 21:00, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Sounds good! Melchoir (talk) 22:07, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

I have finally completed the net force article, though it may need some polishing. Would appreciate your comments. Now can come back to the CG discussion, but for comments on potential energy minimum a few words on starting assumprions would be helpful.--Ilevanat (talk) 01:24, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I've commented there. I'll also add a short explanation at CG. Melchoir (talk) 03:03, 23 November 2011 (UTC)


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African wax print[edit]


I noticed you were involved with the person who started the page, indeed some dialogue ensued between the two of you.

It appears that there may have been a little possibility of COI, as well as the copyright issue currently raised there. I do not know if there was any discussion over those two matters when the page was being created but, as the Wikipage was after the posted date on the website, you may want to weigh in on any discussions.

Thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 09:14, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification! Although there's a clear case of COI, I think the article isn't too promotional; it would be easier to clean it up than to delete it and start over, if that were the only problem. However, the copyright issue is thornier. User:Juliakeck might be the copyright holder, but she might not be aware of our free licensing. I'll run the article through the process. Melchoir (talk) 08:25, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
I figured that any discussions about Juliakeck sending a note from the original website might receive a more favourable response if it came from you than someone they have not dealt with before (assuming they are the same Juliak Keck!). Hope it all works out :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 21:27, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Order of the Occult Hand[edit]

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DYK for Second Generation (advertisement)[edit]

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Great to see you around WB. If you need any help let me know. For example if you want to transwiki 0.999... into WB to scavange from, that is within my abilities. Welcome again! Thenub314 (talk) 18:43, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! I'm not sure that the transwiki is necessary, but I'll keep the option in mind! Melchoir (talk) 19:22, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Fans[edit]

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Nomination for merging of Template:Expand further/doc[edit]

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Summation of Grandi's series[edit]

Hi. In early March, about 5 years ago, you added two notes that should've (probably / hopefully) been expanded by anyone knowledgeable enough. I'm sorry i don't fit that description, so i'm not able to do it myself. Could you please at least rephrase those two statements, so that they won't look so out of place? Thank you. -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 05:19, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I won't have much to say, but at least I can make them complete sentences. Thanks for checking! Melchoir (talk) 22:12, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

commons:File:3-adic integers with dual colorings.svg and commons:File:2-adic integers with dual colorings.svg[edit]

Nice idea to show values of characters! Also, tips in a SVG image is a novelty for me. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:32, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I was just reading the SVG standard to figure out how to generate such images, and I discovered that SVG documents can contain not only browser-readable semantics, but also CSS and Javascript! I have a scripted version that displays both groups side-by-side and colors one when you hover over an element from the other... but Wikipedia doesn't allow scripted SVG, so we can't use it anytime soon.
Anyway, if you have suggestions for improvements, just let me know! I'm heavily automated the production of these diagrams, so making changes is easy. Melchoir (talk) 01:38, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Expand further[edit]

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Some thoughts about the center of mass article[edit]

After a while, I revisited the CM article, after Teapeat had merged CG into it. Not a bad merger, but I believe it could be improved, without re-engaging in the lengthy disscussion we previously had. Would you care to visit the article discussion page?--Ilevanat (talk) 23:32, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Eh, alright. :) Melchoir (talk) 01:14, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Jeff Ireland[edit]

its funny lmao

(eyeroll) Melchoir (talk) 04:38, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Not a dolphins fan, but let the fans have their fun. This guy pretty much ruined any chance of their team being relevant for the next 5 years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:53, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Bah! If they want to trade funny screenshots on forums, that's what DOM editors are for. There's no need to make it harder for ordinary readers to get their information. Melchoir (talk) 18:26, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

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Blocking user[edit]

Please block User:Gireesh chemrakadan. He is making self-promotional articles of his name.Solomon7968 (talk) 06:46, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Eh, it hasn't gotten to the point where that's necessary, at least not yet. If he persists, he'll get some warning messages, and if he still persists, a block may become appropriate. Anyway, thanks for following up! Melchoir (talk) 06:51, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I like your dual diagrams on p-adic numbers. I am fascinated by p-adic numbers. But I dont see much description explaining the diagrams. Can you please send more info on this. Thx a lot . my email: (redacted) Posinfl (talk) 20:21, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Have you read the description at Commons:File:3-adic integers with dual colorings.svg? If you have more specific questions, I'll be very happy to answer them; I do want to make the diagrams as useful as possible! Melchoir (talk) 20:31, 5 April 2012 (UTC)


I was trying to clean things up prior this article being featured when I noticed that the subfamily showed three species and the genus article did not exist. So I added the genus article and a species stub for C. croesus to get rid of the red links. Turns out it wasn't that simple. There may be two species or many more. I see someone changed C. riphearia to C. prometheus so I don't know the exact number of species in the genus or which are synonyms. Perhaps the wording should be changed to be a little vague until it is established exactly which are the correct members of the genus. I will do some additional checking myself. Cheers. Dger (talk) 21:41, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

It looks like there are actually three species in this genus. One is on St. Helena, not Africa but close. Dger (talk) 23:58, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Kenza Farah Albums[edit]

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You blocked this user indef about a year ago as a VOA. Now he's asking for a second chance. Thoughts? Daniel Case (talk) 18:06, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Eh, he had a short enough career, and it was long enough ago, that he's probably sincere. Melchoir (talk) 18:09, 22 April 2012 (UTC)


No, I know that they are two separate settlements and there is a difference. Thank you though. Oakley77 (talk) 18:45, 22 April 2012 (UTC)


Yes,that was a typo. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KyotoMiyazaki (talkcontribs) 21:21, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Parity of zero[edit]

Do you want my issues with portions of that article here, at the Wikiproject talk page or at the Article talk page? While I have issues with pieces of it, I also have issues with the entire article. It seems to span so much conceptually that like having one article on Grease that includes everything from the use in Ammunition causing the Sepoy Rebellion to the casting of John Travolta.Naraht (talk) 13:05, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Jumped into it whole hog on the article page. I really do feel that concept of the article is that bad. (Individual pieces of it are certainly well referenced *that* is not the issue)Naraht (talk) 00:32, 30 June 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for your improvement to my stubs. As you probably gathered, I didn't really know what I was doing, just trying to avoid lots of re links in an article I'm working on Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:16, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

No prob, thanks for starting the articles in the first place! Melchoir (talk) 01:26, 7 July 2012 (UTC)


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DYK for Equidissection[edit]

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Need help to move article[edit]

Hi Melchoir, sorry to bother you. I really urgently please need your help. As you are a administrator, I need your help to "Move" the article Tinchy Stryder to the article Kwasi Danquah III for me, so that the article history will be intacted. My regards MarkMysoe (talk) 08:46, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for asking! I think you did the right thing in opening a formal move request on the talk page. We'll see where it goes! Melchoir (talk) 08:02, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to comment at Monty Hall problem RfC[edit]

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I clicked the YouTube link for the video on the song Regulate and the video does not load. Is the link valid anymore?-- (talk) 20:32, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

I think so. Replying on the article talk page... Melchoir (talk) 21:25, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Melchoir (very much like your name, Melchior?) Would [[:File:Corbul şi vulpea saŭ Fleva şi Nădejde, Lumea Vechĭe, 15 ian 1896.JPG this] o, your opinion be a more suitable image? Lotje (talk) 04:07, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Well, if you're going for the fox and raven story, you could also use Frivolous Fables fox and raven.gif, which is a little more direct. It doesn't have to be perfect; I just didn't want to slander some unknown stranger with the earlier image! Melchoir (talk) 05:08, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

"thank" function in history[edit]

I have been trying to figure out how this works, and was searching Help, and noticed that you suggested something exactly this back in 2008. Sorry if my question is mis-directed to you - but wanted to try. Somebody thanked me for an edit a few days ago, and I forgot exactly which edit it was and now want to think about it. (an editor thanked me that I have been somewhat at odds with and it was a sweet gesture - so a nice relationship builder which is important around here). But I cannot find any log or other record of the 'thank' so am all at a loss. Do you know if there is any log where I can see which edit this "thanks" was for? Again, sorry if my question is misdirected. (btw I will watch for an answer here, if you should like to give one) Jytdog (talk) 15:48, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

No prob, I think Special:Notifications should show the thanks!
I actually don't remember suggesting such a feature. Out of curiosity, I don't suppose you have a link? Melchoir (talk) 17:00, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
ooo - thanks for the link to special: notifications! cool, and exactly what I wanted. Makes me wonder what else is "special" that way. will have to go hunting one of these days! Here is where I found the suggestion for "lightweight thanking mechanism" that looks like it is from you! thanks again. Jytdog (talk) 18:09, 5 July 2013 (UTC)


Thank you for the thank you (I should have used my sandbox!) WQUlrich (talk) 18:50, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey, whatever it takes, I'm just glad you did what needed doing! Melchoir (talk) 03:01, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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A balance scale containing zero objects, divided into two equal groups

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Thanks! Yes, it was quite the pleasant surprise to see it scheduled! Melchoir (talk) 22:15, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Gary Mackay-Steven‎ transfer[edit]

I just did it because someone else said that he had signed for Leeds and he hadn't. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Weslington12 (talkcontribs) 01:07, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

(Replied at User talk:Weslington12) Melchoir (talk) 22:19, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


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Wow, thank you! Melchoir (talk) 22:16, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Butt fumble[edit]

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Well done on almost 9000 views. I have added it to WP:DYKSTATS, on top of the list for September. StAnselm (talk) 22:51, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Melchoir (talk) 00:33, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

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Cool, thanks! Melchoir (talk) 04:12, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


I found this, the initial sentence of a new article:

Some Monte Carlo methods require independent samples to be drawn from a one-dimensional distribution in sorted order.

What???? There is nothing in that sentence that even attempts to hint to the lay reader that statistics is what this is about! I know you have some experience here. You shouldn't start an article with a sentence like that. Michael Hardy (talk) 06:00, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Okay! [1] Melchoir (talk) 06:27, 7 January 2014 (UTC)


Well, I know and use that, I either type 4tidles, or press the 4tidles at Insert or Wiki markup sections beneath the editing pane. I only have customized my signature, after seeing that automated signature by Signbot or whoever, looks far superior than the default signature. Customizing signatures can be done over there, just in case... -->

— manual signature: comment added by ThoAppelsin (talkcontribs) 21:42, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Ah, that's cool! Melchoir (talk) 21:48, 2 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, The evaluation of the alternating integer series in Euler seems easier to source. See e.g., Ayoub, Raymond Euler and the zeta function. Amer. Math. Monthly 81 (1974), 1067–1086. Tkuvho (talk) 14:44, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Right, which is why the article on 1 − 2 + 3 − 4 + · · · mentions Euler in the lead. But thanks for the additional reference! Melchoir (talk) 19:37, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

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Cool, you're welcome! Melchoir (talk) 22:00, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Unidan article[edit]

Hi, I saw that you edited the Ben Eisenkop article. I think the title of the article should be Unidan, as per WP:NICKNAME, and Ben Eisenkop should be the redirect. That is what I did for Shitty Watercolour too. I can't move Ben Eisenkop to Unidan since the latter already exists as a redirect. I see you are an administrator - if you agree with my reasoning, can you please perform the required page move(s)? Thank you, AlmostGrad (talk) 21:07, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, we should probably wait until the AfD closes. (I've been wrong before, but it seems like it'll be kept!) Melchoir (talk) 04:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Now that the AfD has been closed as keep, can you please swap the source and the target of the redirect? The article should be called Unidan, the name he is most commonly known by, per WP:COMMONNAME. -- AlmostGrad (talk) 22:30, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello Melchoir do you do you remember me when my username used to be neptunekh I have a gemstone question for you: does phantom quartz come ever in a silver or grey colour? Thanks you! Venustar84 (talk) 17:16, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

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Hi I cleaned up the Vesuvianite gemstone article a bit. Can you wikify or edit it more? Thank you. Venustar84 (talk) 18:16, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Done and replied at User talk:Venustar84#Vesuvianite Melchoir (talk) 18:54, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for cleaning up the Vesuvianite article[edit]

I used to be user neptunekh. You can call me by my real first name Kristine. Venustar84 (talk) 18:38, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Zeta Function Regularization[edit]

Hi, I found you edited the page 1+2+3+4+... of Wikipedia, where I found the following statement (in the paragraph "Zeta Function Regularization"):

More generally $\zeta(s)$ will always be given by the degree zero term of the Laurent series expansion around $h=0$ of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} n^{-s} e^{hn}$.

Do you have some reference for this statement? It seems wrong to me. Thank you very much for your attention. Best Regards, Maurizio Barbato (user: PoppiesInAWheatField)PoppiesInAWheatField (talk) 12:35, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Maurizio! I didn't write that sentence. It was added in this change: [2] by User:Chinju. You may want to contact him instead or raise the issue at Talk:1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯. Thanks, Melchoir (talk) 18:09, 15 December 2014 (UTC)


I added even more to the Vesuvianite article. Do you wanna edit it more? Thank you. Venustar84 (talk) 01:44, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks :)[edit]

Thanks for your comments at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Basic_bitch. I'm obviously somewhat biased since I created the article ;) but I appreciate your very level-headed arguments against the WP:NEO/WP:WINAD stuff. Frankly, I was waiting for the inevitable deletion nom as soon as I moved the draft into the article namespace, but I was lax in checking my watchlist and missed the discussion (it seems folks aren't taking Wikietiquette seriously these days...).

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I admit that I am not familiar with computer terminology, and I appreciate your expertise in the matter. But changing the hook, while on the main page, to suggest that her father encouraged her to take up computer programming at the age of 7 is a bit of a stretch. It would have been better to make a piped link to computer programming and call it what the source did: "how to code".

... that the father of British strategy consultant and tech entrepreneur Judith Clegg encouraged her to learn how to code when she was 7 or 8 years old? Yoninah (talk) 09:19, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
That distinction does not make sense, since the purpose of a programming language is to program a computer. But it's off the front page now, so I don't really care. shrug Melchoir (talk) 20:07, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

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There has been another polymath project solved! Can you add this information to the "Problem solved" section of the article please? I think it can go under the heading of "Polymath proposal problem" under "Problem solved" section. This problem was going to become a polymath project, but someone else proved it so quickly before it becoming a polymath project (with number). However, I think it is another achievement worth mentioning in the article. Due to my limited mathematics background, I don't think I'm able to write about it as well as someone like you. Thank you! Pendragon5 (talk) 02:27, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

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