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Nomination of Ancient tree for deletion[edit]

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Please slow down[edit]

Hi! Your work here is needed and appreciated, but you need to go more slowly and learn more about editing before you charge into making whole new articles or dab pages. Since I specialize in disambiguation pages, that's where I've run across your edits the most. Please carefully read WP:DAB and MOS:DAB before trying again to make new dab pages. Right now, your eagerness is creating messes that other editors have to clean up. Thanks. — Gorthian (talk) 02:21, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

I was going more on examples for guidance, I saw this Precipitation (disambiguation) which did seem to indicate several related options were valid. The reason I put them was: i think there's also a guideline that a DAB should be more than 2 entries. Is that generally less important? I would rather see a 2 item DAB than one of the pages assumed to be 'the main use'.. because they dont alert people to ambiguity when linked. My concern was to ensure that cloud system would never be an erroneous redirect ... and if I just made something with 2 entries, someone else would come along and say "sorry we dont want DABs for just 2 options" MfortyoneA (talk) 02:32, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Load bearing[edit]

This is an adjective and a partial-title match, which are strongly discouraged on dab pages. The term "load bearing" cannot substitute for any of the article names you have listed. It's better as a redirect, but it probably should be deleted outright.

It looks as if you still haven't read MOS:DAB or WP:DAB. Please hold off on making more dab pages until you understand them better. — Gorthian (talk) 01:10, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

then what do we do here? Surely load bearing going to load-bearing wall is far too specific, whilst conversely wikipedia should have somewhere to point at for load bearing. I have assembled some information into one place that can help us improve this. It would surely be wrong to point it at a "structural engineering" article because it's also got uses in personal gear; Could it be a simple glossary definition somewhere? MfortyoneA (talk) 01:13, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
It's basically a WP:DICDEF and not suitable for an encyclopedic article. It is a term that describes something else. Would someone really get confused between "load-bearing arch" and "Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment"? Dab pages are about words that get confused with one another, not about what they mean. An example is "Mercury", which by itself can mean an element, a mythical god, a planet, a car, etc. "Mercury thermometer" is not going to be confused with "mercury". Do you see what I mean? — Gorthian (talk) 01:27, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
ok I see what you mean and I remember reading somewhere 'its not a search index', i can see here what I'm trying to do is encode a search index. Is there a 'valid'way to do that within the wikipedia rules. MfortyoneA (talk) 01:33, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
The problem (IMO) is a simple term like load bearing is easily mis-linked; at least if there is a DAB, it will assist people in finding the right link eventually. Yet it seems like there should be a way, somehow, to encode in wikipedia: "what is load bearing?" (what is the common meaning between load-bearing gear and load-bearing wall, load-bearing capacity (soil), and in turn the ability to find those) MfortyoneA (talk) 01:22, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
What you're talking about is an article about "load bearing", not a dab page. — Gorthian (talk) 01:28, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
I think that people shouldn't be linking to "load bearing" at all. Presumably, the adjective is followed by a noun in an article, so they should be linking to load bearing xxxx and not load bearing xxxx.— Gorthian (talk) 01:32, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
i did just go and change the one place that I found it "blah blah walls with blah blah [ [ load bearing wall|load bearing ] ] .."MfortyoneA (talk)
I notice there is wiktionary entry, wikt:load-bearing - is it valid to redirect to a wiktionary link? (again i'm thinking it should be possible to encode *something* that prevents error - instead of leaving wikipedia in a state where an error could easily be made in future.) MfortyoneA (talk) 01:36, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
>>" Presumably, the adjective is followed by a noun in an article" .. not so in the example I found: see building material#Gypcrete. It was followed by a comma in a list of adjectives. That did infact refer to a wall, but can you see how the error happened? ... hence why it would be nice to encode something to prevent MfortyoneA (talk) 01:39, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict)I can't keep up with you! :-D I was just going to say that "load bearing" could be a WP:Soft redirect to Wiktionary, using the {{Wiktionary redirect}} template. However, this is not a decision to be made unilaterally. You might bring it up on Talk:Load bearing, and if you get no response there in a few days, try redirects for discussion to get consensus on what to do with it. — Gorthian (talk) 01:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
ok thanks MfortyoneA (talk) 01:43, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
I see further scope for ambiguity load bearing capacity, which has a page for a specific term about soil, but I've found the phrase used in relation to piles and webbing (maybe that would be another term for a wiktionary link, and maybe the soil article could be renamed) MfortyoneA (talk) 01:53, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
indeed I just found California bearing ratio which had the exact error I thought would happen. It's an article referring to load bearing capacity of soil, and it had a link to load bearing (which was 'wall') MfortyoneA (talk) 01:53, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

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any ideas what to do about tail boom (see 'what links here). I found it as a link to 'twin boom aircraft', whilst dealing with articles on 'helicopter'. Is this another case best handled with a 'soft redirect'(wiktionary) .. it still seems a shame not to be able to describe or link this concept within wikipedia itself MfortyoneA (talk) 03:31, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

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Hi, thanks; I have re-written the article using my own words, I hope this addresses the issue. MfortyoneA (talk) 19:47, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

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Flood pulse[edit]

Hi MfortyoneA. I see you made a small edit at Flood pulse concept. I am struggling to understand what exactly "pulse" refers to. Any help? Thanks. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 19:55, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

No idea, sorry, I just made a link to 'oxygen deficiency', what I sometimes do is pick a term, then look for instances in wikipedia that could get a more specific link to it ... I was focussed on 'oxygen deficiency / hypoxia' etc when i made that link MfortyoneA (talk) 21:56, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

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I have reverted the page move of Housing because there was no consensus for such a move, and, per Wikipedia:Requested moves, consensus is always required before moving a page with incoming links to create a disambiguation page. bd2412 T 03:03, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Housing (disambiguation)[edit]

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Enclosure[edit]

I've submitted the technical request you failed to do. Your capricious editing may result in a batch revert and a report at WP:ANI. Please discuss. Chris Troutman (talk) 11:52, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

as promised[edit]

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September 2017[edit]

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thanks[edit]

... for confirming that the article had an error. (18th century -> middle ages). this is why I like going through this process of disambiguating. Even if you don't know an area, simply refining the meaning of links can yield constructive results. That's the beauty of something like wikipedia. MfortyoneA (talk) 14:42, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Stop...[edit]

Please stop the mass-linking of a specific term across several articles. Many don't seem to have any viable basis except work for work's sake and this can be considered as disruptive.Thank you!Winged Blades of GodricOn leave 16:36, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

i have been triggered by earlier interaction and am trying to illustrate how hugely ambiguous enclosure is. One unambiguously constructive result is they had to admit the lead section of enclosure was misleading (after giving me snotty replies - they had to admit, the lead section contradicted itself). Precise titles would help clear this sort of thing up, surely? MfortyoneA (talk) 16:39, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

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Highland Clearances[edit]

Aren't you getting a bit ahead of yourself with your edit relative to enclosures? The article name is being discussed right now. There is no decision yet. There is a risk of you leaving a terrible mess for someone to sort out. May I respectfully suggest a bit of patience (and I mention that as someone who has needed to apply that advice in the past.)ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 19:53, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

ok, i kind of assumed wikipedia would have a tool for a mass search-replace: there's 2 main redirects i've used, enclosure (legal) , and enclosure of common land, admittedly some others - but basically we've gone from 100's of instances pointing at enclosure to ~10 redirects ; I get what you're saying about neither being perfect though (but they do at least separate them out). Through this process i've found at least 10 where enclosure meant something completely different (engineering, animal-enclosure, or archeological, or literal walls). r.e. the choice of 'enclosure (legal)', the main article enclosure did say , in it's first line, "enclosure is the legal process of ..." .. I was going on that. If the rename doesn't happen, i'm assuming a search-replace can fix it;also the need to do all this work might discourage others from going along with the rename MfortyoneA (talk) 19:57, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Noted, but I've learnt by experience that in the world of Wikipedia, it usually pays to go relatively slowly. Additionally, in the instance of the Highland Clearances edit, the previous text had links to take the reader to the page about Enclosure and then (if the reader chose) to the page about Common land. After your edit, the only place that the reader will be directed is to Enclosure. Hence, post edit, there is less information accessible to the reader. This might appear just to be a pedantic point, but it's exactly the sort of defect that you find in Wikipedia, and the one that got me involved in editing in the first place.
ah ok, i've reverted that. "enclosure of common land" linked separately MfortyoneA (talk) 21:44, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
In terms of trying to affect people's intentions on the rename - I am no expert on this, but I believe the renaming procedure makes the old links work. You can test this by going to Enclosure (Agricultural Revolution) and seeing where you are redirected. Given that I suspect Wikipedians have a propensity not to like being manipulated, you may be working against your ambitions for the name to be changed (clearly I don't know, but it's just an idea you might want to consider.)ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 21:41, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
as far as I know my changes have kept things pointing at the same place, except where it was clearly wrong, There are a few cases where I couldn't figure out what it really meant - i pointed it to the disambiguation page, and left a note. There's basically pages on rural names etc, with place names that are related to old names for 'enclosure' , which looked to me more like 'physical enclosure', and some cases that were more obviously enclosure (archaeology) MfortyoneA (talk) 21:48, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Pemrokeshire[edit]

Hi, I presume you meant well in your recent edits to Pembrokeshire, but I have reverted them as explained in my edit summaries. You seem to be fixing something that ain't broke; please don't. Thanks, Tony Holkham (Talk) 21:28, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Table fork[edit]

Hi MfortyoneA, I'm puzzled why you should think it worth while change table fork to table fork in the Thomas Coryat article. Do you think that there should be an article on table forks? Some of your other edits appear equally pointless/unnecessary: for example, the Enclosures article hasn't been renamed Enclosures (legal). Rwood128 (talk) 13:46, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

because fork is mis-linked , it's an ambiguous word. also see the discussion talk:enclosure, again it's an ambiguous word, mis-linked many times. This is a great resource of text with links; the more accurate the more value this resource has (translation hints? is machine translation perfect yet? what about search? can you make natural language queries yet? the more precise data wikipedia has encoded in it.. the better , for future capabilities) MfortyoneA (talk) 14:29, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
(1) Such mislinks are simply errors. You seem – to me – to be creating "mountains out of mole hills". Why not just correct the error, including possibly removing the link? Your edits relating to computers/software on the other hand look reasonable, at least to this non-expert. Rwood128 (talk) 14:59, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
That's what I did this time, I corrected the errors, but I still want to point out this idea: if fork ( such a common word, with many contextual variations) was the dab, in future anyone tempted to link to it would be alerted, and we'd get more accurate links... the value of this resource to the world would be improved. Look at the hovercards feature.. you often get a thumbnail as you glide the cursor around (if the link is meaningful) MfortyoneA (talk) 15:08, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

For your information: [https://en:Thanks. Mis-links are simply errors. .wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ryosuke_Nomura&type=revision&diff=802790270&oldid=802784155]. Rwood128 (talk) 14:11, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

thanks. I hadn't heard of it, but I suspected it wasn't a table fork. There are many examples of mis-links, that's why I've suggested a move MfortyoneA (talk) 14:36, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
(2) You need to edit more carefully (slowly). You should have checked forkball. Rwood128 (talk) 14:59, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
I didn't know 'forkball' existed. I've never heard of it. You shouldn't be surprised that people are reading wikipedia who don't already know about what they're reading.. the point of it is to discover new things. All I knew for sure is: that didn't sound like a table fork. might have been something like a 'curve-ball', who knows what they come up with in sporting jargon and figures of speech. MfortyoneA (talk) 15:02, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

September 2017[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Galleried enclosure[edit]

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