User talk:Minestrone Soup

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Chemistry-related talk[edit]

Thank you for Acid-base reaction[edit]

Thanks for your expansions, it's been most helpful understanding the Lux-Flood definition! 11:17, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

chemistry guy[edit]

Who is it? And which page on that website is linking to the picture? coelacan — 17:33, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Since he's dead, you may be able to use the image under fair use, our policy is at WP:FUC. One thing that is necessary, though, is to determine who the copyright holder is (probably the photographer), because if you don't give attribution credit to the copyright holder then it's not fair use. That's why I'm wondering which page on that university's website is linking to the image, because that might help find out who the copyright holder is. coelacan — 18:37, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Okay, yes, it will be possible to use the image. First step is to shrink it, though, because it's a little too large for fair use ("The amount of copyrighted work used should be as little as possible. Low-resolution images should be used instead of high-resolution images"). The width now is at 465px. I think it'll be legal and visually acceptable at 300px or 325px. If you don't have an image manipulation program, you can do a cubic resize in GIMP and save it as PNG (which is lossless compression). If you're not sure what I'm talking about, I can do it for you. coelacan — 19:29, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Wait, I thought you decided John D. Roberts was the copyright holder? ··coelacan 07:03, 27 April 2007 (UTC)


I share your opinion on this article. the first thing that leapt out at me was the statement saying electrostatic repulsion between electron pairs drives VSEPR, the two Ronnies (Gillespie and Nyholm) were a lot more subtle- they always said it was Pauli exclusion principle- somewhere that just got lost in the telling! Happy to get involved in getting this right, a thousand hoemworks rest on it. I have just added a first stab at LCP theory as unaccountably it wasn't in - (LCP if you hadn't come across it is Gillespies latest molecular shape prediction theory.) I got so enthusiastic about LCP- I had to take another tablet Axiosaurus 14:27, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

References for Hydrocarbons[edit]

I've got no problems adding references, but what would you like references for? Almost every word is an internal link. Silverchemist 02:52, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Personal talk[edit]

Hello from Nick[edit]


Hello, Minestrone Soup, 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:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on this page and ask your question here. Again, welcome! ~ thesublime514talksign 19:10, April 9, 2007 (UTC)

I like minestrone soup! Cubbi 22:58, 10 April 2007 (UTC)


I was very sorry to hear your news, Minestrone. My father is very important to me, and I think I can half imagine how I would feel. You honour him well. Geometry guy 23:54, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Article Talk[edit]


I've been casting around for the right word for a subfield of mathematics. Discarded "specialty". Haven't come up with quite the right word yet, but listing to my fellow mathematicians talk, "area" is the word I hear. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rick Norwood (talkcontribs) 20:22, 12 April 2007 (UTC).

Image:Karl_Pilkington.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Yes, I did read it. I left a reply at Image talk:Karl Pilkington.jpg, if you're wondering. coelacan — 20:47, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Even "Permission to use on Wikipedia" is not enough. It has to be relicensed under a license that is compatible with the GFDL. See our image use policy. coelacan — 20:51, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, that one is certain to be deleted as well, I agree. However, it isn't being used with the non-commercial tag that yours was, so it's not delete-on-sight. I know this probably doesn't seem fair right now, but it's the effect of the fair use policies we have... so, tag it with Template:Rfu (be sure to subst it), notify the uploader (if you read the tag after it's subst'd, you'll see it creates a notification for you to use), and then the image will be deleted in a matter of time (we're a little backlogged though, it'll be a while). coelacan — 21:03, 15 April 2007 (UTC)


attention stupid jackass[edit]

Before you revert my contributions why not give your brain a check and see if maybe its true?? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:49, 15 April 2007 (UTC).

That makes two of us.

whoare you and what are you talking about?[edit]

hey i just got a message from you about the pulp fiction page yeha i haven't done an edit on that page in ages so i don't knwo what your on about--Manwithbrisk 22:58, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

BCE VS BC[edit]

Hey Ministrone, our I.P. friend appears to be within policy on his edit "Hi Cronholm, Era notation was first used in Calculus here [1]. As you can see it's BC. If you check edits either side of this you'll be able to confirm this. Also, the BC notation was used for a substantial number of edits thereafter. It should not have been changed if Wiki policy/guidelines were adhered to. Could you change it back? I can't, for fear of breaching the 3RR rule on this occasion. Cheers. 22:08, 6 May 2007 (UTC)" since he is within the law on this one I feel it is only fair that the notation remains as it was. I don't care either way but if it will end this war... just letting you know.Cronholm144 22:17, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Jim Barrel[edit]

Crap, I messed up at the Request Move page and left out an L in his name. It should be Jim Barrell. TJ Spyke 02:32, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Calculus article drive?[edit]

I saw your comment on Rick's page and I am intrigued. I think that everyone on the talk page of calculus would be willing to lend a hand (me included). We will need to give the mini project some definition and focus to start. Perhaps the wikiproject mathematics page and a little note on the pages of people who we know will help? Give me a holler when the project gets going. Hoping to help--Cronholm144 00:50, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

I am willing to help in a small way. One thing: could you fix the image? The x is in the wrong place for the caption: it should be at the point of tangency. Geometry guy 18:26, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Go forth and edit, honourable Squire Minestrone.

Knightly order[edit]

I just saw the entirety of what you created, I am going to hunt some images(I need a break from assessing articles!) I like this idea much better than the traditional barnstar (I always thought they were kind of tacky...gasp!). I think it will catch on if we can popularize it. I can think of quite a few people who deserve recognition for their work, but alas, as a squire I cannot promote them.keep up the good work--Cronholm144 05:10, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

I like it too, and Cronholm, you should not be shy about recognising others: after all, Minestrone knighted me, and up till now, he wasn't even a squire ;) Geometry guy 22:15, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi guys - I think you need to decide whether this order is going to be a full-on parady of mediaeval life or slightly more gender-neutral. If the former, you need to set up an corresponding female hierarchy of stereotypes. If the latter, then sourcing good copyright-free images (e.g. of female knights) is a challenge (Tolkein is one source, but may be too recent). Geometry guy 00:35, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Maybe just a disclaimer for now, to avoid confusion, and the pictures will come when future knightings present themselves--Cronholm144 03:44, 16 May 2007 (UTC)


I wasn't accusing you, although I think you could tone down the warning a little... I was just tidying, and hopefully improving. Wrote an edit summary I hoped would be understandable and not result in a revert war :-) I probably wouldn't have added the sohcahtoa alone myself, as I don't find it particularly more notable than other mnemonics, nor particularly useful myself. If I were constructing the thing from scratch, I would add sohcahtoa and one, random, safe example of the 'initial letters into words' thing, as being an easy way to describe what was meant. But I didn't want to risk a war :-P Skittle 23:04, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

What a relief[edit]

Good to have you back!--Cronholm144 21:18, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Pulp Fiction[edit]

I left you a note. —Viriditas | Talk 12:37, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

this issue on the smg on the counter has been done to death in IMDB. go see for yourself. it's not MY own opinion. it is a general consensus which makes more sense. similarly, there is nothing that gives your assertion any validity more than anyone else's. you think it's Vincent's smg simply because u think so. there is no name on the gun, no reference in the film. many people often wondered why Vincent was so dumb to leave his gun on the counter, being a seasoned killer. the answer was so simple. it is not his gun. Wongch2 08:14, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Request for edit summary[edit]

Hi. Just a small request. It would be nice if you could use more often edit summaries. Thanks! Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 15:30, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I set my preferences to bug me if I don't put one. It is under the editing sub tab--Cronholm144 19:22, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Recombinant DNA[edit]

I would be happy to help. —Viriditas | Talk 23:07, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for blessing me into the kingdom of clenoria. I will endeavor to meet and exceed your expectations. Regarding the definition in the lead, may I recommend chopping it down into two sentences instead of one long one? I would do it myself, but my phrasing would deviate from your chosen source, and I don't want to step on your royal toes. Notice, the page number in the cited definition is missing. There's also the issue of the red link to classical biology. Should this disambiguate to a preexisting link, perhaps classical genetics? —Viriditas | Talk 21:56, 18 May 2007 (UTC)


I've noticed recently that you're using an image in your signature. Unfortunately, this is against WP:SIG which states "Images of any kind may not be used in signatures". The page goes on to list several reasons, which you are welcome to read if you are interested. If you could go ahead and remove the image from your signature, the problem will be solved. Don't worry about removing it from pages you've previously signed. Thanks, - auburnpilot talk 21:06, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

It's been done :-) ♥♥ ΜÏΠЄSΓRΘΠ€ ♥♥ slurp me! 09:58, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Ligation image[edit]

Stick-ended DNA ligation

I see you used my DNA image to make a ligation image, which is totally cool, I'm glad to see it reused like that. Maybe using the molecular structure is confusing? I like making diagrams for these bio/genetics (see gallery on my userpage)... and I see the DNA ligase page is also lacking a good picture. What do you think of this SVG diagram I've made here? Madeleine 00:47, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Blunt ligation.svg

Here ya go. Tell me if you'd like anything changed or added.  :-) Madeleine 15:29, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

picture for knightly order[edit]

Hi, just now found your page; pretty cool. Idea for a picture, if you wanna get all multicultural — in Chinese culture, Zhuge Liang is the sage of all sages. His name is quite literally synonymous with great wisdom/intelligence. He can be a sage, a wizard, a calculator, whatever you wish. He is an important figure of the Three Kingdoms period in both history and folklore/fiction. In historical accounts, he is depicted as a brilliant administrator and a sometimes-brilliant military strategist. In fictional accounts, he is an unequaled, unstoppable dynamo of raw human intellect, plus a wizard to boot (he can conjure winds). So you can use him for any category you like. Ling.Nut 14:43, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Scientology and Me[edit]

Updated DYK query On 5 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Scientology and Me, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--howcheng {chat} 00:18, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Great job on this well-sourced article! I was the one that nominated it for the Main Page. Is this your first article to be featured in the "Did you know?" section on the Main Page? Smee 19:47, 5 June 2007 (UTC).

Editing other's user pages?[edit]

Unless you are an administrator, which I don't see that noted, you probably shouldn't edit the information contained in a user's page unless it violates some ethical or moral rule. I was completely aware that there were broken templates in my user info, and I haven't gotten around to creating/fixing them. I can't say I needed your help. Hosikawafuzi 02:40, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

I don't think he meant any harm from it.

Knightly order[edit]

Liked your idea - I added the Monk class (feel free to amend as you see fit!) EyeSereneTALK 19:51, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Your sig[edit]

Information.svgHello, this is a warning that you have an image in your signature. This is NOT allowed, please take it out. Coastergeekperson04 20:09, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

He already rmd the smiley, the hearts are unicode.--Cronholm144 20:43, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


Added to my list. —Viriditas | Talk 03:22, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Heh. You have a good sense of humor. You realize that I owe you one now, right? You'll get yours, soon enough. :-) —Viriditas | Talk 12:34, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Of course; one week of marking papers has been frustrating enough to spur me onto learning a bit of your vernacular. ♥♥ ΜÏΠЄSΓRΘΠ€ ♥♥ slurp me! 12:36, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Pardon my revert, but I believe that a template that enabled that reference section format was deleted by consensus due to issues with visibility. Let me track down the TFD link. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 14:23, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Here: Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2007 June 11#Template:Scrollref. You might want to bring this issue to other articles that use this scrolling feature. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 14:24, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Piano Sonata No. 14 (Beethoven)[edit]

It would be great to see that article become a FA as it should be. —Viriditas | Talk 11:26, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Message on my talk page[edit]

Hi, I see you posted on my talk page about User:Dicklyon. He has a long, long, LONG history of abuse and blind reverting of my edits across multiple articles, though typically on ones related to Photoshop (though for a while there it was anyone he could annoy me with regardless of whether he had ever edited before). Certainly people should assume good faith in general, but this particular editor has thoroughly proven himself for months now to only be out to be harassing. And your note on my talk page only encouraged him to post there after he had been banned. If you want some help, you might suggest to the guy not to post on my talk page anymore, especially not "final warnings for vandalism" that are completely bogus, and simply to not blind revert changes I make. In fact, come to think of it, if you saw my note on his page you should know the nature of the complaints with him, and also his actions, so you should know that your advice was completely misplaced. Please do not encourage that behavior. DreamGuy 00:46, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, am i missing something? He hasn't been blocked or banned according to his log pages...? ♥♥ ΜÏΠЄSΓRΘΠ€ ♥♥ slurp me! 22:18, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
What does block or banned got to do with anything? He is abusive but hasn't gotten banned for it yet, largely because he's always on the offensive and makes claims against others which are investigated and dismissed and then people are sick of it at that point and don't look into his actions.
I'd say so. What you are missing is this. IPSOS (talk) 01:18, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
What you are missing is that admins sometimes mess up, and when enough problem editors like Dicklyon and IPSOS here complain enough they occasionally fool some admin into doing their dirty work for them and putting a block in, which then other admins object to and undo, and then they sit around talking about it. The problem is that they don;t investigate the claims like they should. In this case, however, it wouldn't take much to investigate Dicklyon's actions, as you should have been able to tell by the edit comments, talk page comments and so forth in question that he was, in fact, acting in bad faith. And the comments of another bad faith editor who has completely and fully proven to be wikistalking out of malice, don't mean anything. DreamGuy 02:55, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

DreamGuy, my "blind reverts" have been unique to your blind removals of referenced information. If I have reverted you anywhere other than photoshopping, I don't recall it. Please mention specifics if there is anything behind your broad accusation, or take it back if there is not; as far as I know, our LONG interaction dates only from March 9, the first time you changed photoshopping to a redirect with no discussion. I have not stalked or harassed you, nor abused anyone else, but I did leave a courtesy warning when I was reporting you for vandalism or other bad conduct. It's easy for anyone to see that I am not a problem editor, and I would not be a problem for you, either, if you weren't so bent on dismantling photoshopping. Minestrone_Soup, I hope it's OK that I responded here; if I responded on DreamGuy's page we would just delete it; feel free to remove this along with his accusations if you don't want it here. Dicklyon 16:43, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


I took a look. Glad to see it seems to have settled down. Cheers, SlimVirgin (talk)(contribs) 07:28, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

G-guy leaving the encyclopedia...[edit]

Not Vandalism[edit]

Hello, I received a message back in June that I just really read through and noticed recently informing me that this page of yours was being deleted because of vandalism. I have to say, I was not in any way attempting to vandalize this page. I wanted to make my intentions clear, and I wanted to resolve this issue, even though it is a few months old. J-stan TalkContribs 16:20, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

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