User talk:Mikenorton

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Your place or mine ...?

I generally prefer unbroken discussions. If you leave a comment for me here, I will most likely respond to it here — my talk page — as an effort to keep the entire conversation in one place. Similarly, if I leave a comment on your talk page, please respond to it there.

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Thank you!


Hello, Mikenorton, 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:

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Much thanks[edit]

Thank you so much for your help at Mary Kessell. I left last night with the intention of making additional corrections today and was pleasantly surprised to see it in the queue (thanks to your work). Much appreciated. All the best, France3470 (talk)

Thanks for fixing my mistake[edit]

Hi, thanks for fixing my accidental mistake on removing the Category:Megathrust earthquakes from the Megathrust earthquake article, I was actually intending to do that for another article that didn't belong in the category and accidentally did so for the article. My mistake. Stormchaser89 (talk) 011:19, 5 May 2015 (UTC

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You seem to be the only one that has a problem with the phraseology used, please restore it and stop edit warring. CombatWombat42 (talk) 15:55, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Please discuss this on the talk page as requested - the phraseology used that you reverted back to is plain wrong. If you think that I've been edit warring, then take me to the appropriate noticeboard. Mikenorton (talk) 19:46, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
@CombatWombat42: He is not the only one. I too have problems with that edit as I have explained on the talkpage of the article. Dr. K. 04:38, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Dr.K., I appreciate your support. Mikenorton (talk) 23:21, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

About the article earth[edit]

Hi I'm Sarthak Sharma. I have edited the article earth but why you have reverted it. Have I done a mistake. Please reply on my talk page page Thank You From Sarthak Sharma --sattu 09:12, 9 January 2016 (UTC) Sarthakniar (Talk) 05:03, 9 January 2016 (UTC)sattu

The derivation of the word 'Earth' (its etymology) is covered in the section of the article Earth#Name_and_etymology. It is not as simple as your text implies "The word Earth is derived from the word soil.". The lead section should summarise the article, so anything added to it should summarise that particular section, which I don't think that your text did. Mikenorton (talk) 13:35, 9 January 2016 (UTC)


Don't get involved in the Galileo articles.

Sindri Fort[edit]

Thanks for your correction to my edit. Might I however request you to put in a link to the new stub on the fort. Would you be able to find the lat-long for this fort (I am not sure the Wikimapia location suggestion is right)? It would be nice to be able to look up the location of the fort as well as that of Allah Bund on Google Earth. I am impressed by your qualification and seeing that you have a to-do list, might I suggest a couple of articles that are currently quite badly written and seem to be right up your alley - isostasy (Airy and Pratt models), Bouguer anomaly - which I am interested in via the John Henry Pratt biography which is also quite poor. Shyamal (talk) 03:10, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Shyamal, I've already linked to the fort article in the tsunami section. As to the lat long - File:Sindh and Kutch 1827 map.jpg shows a Sindree, which looks to be in the right position relative to the bund, based on this image from the Geological Survey of India, I don't know if that helps. Mikenorton (talk) 18:08, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, will try to use it to locate the spot on Google Earth. Shyamal (talk) 01:32, 4 February 2016 (UTC)