User talk:NYMFan69-86

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Hey babe, where ya at?[edit]

Hope you are enjoying life...or at least progressing life! Learning your schoolwork...progressing to real scholarship. Not just the Wiki version. Although there can be some cool stuff here. In any case...Chihuahua baby! TCO (talk) 00:06, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

TCO!! Man it is good to hear your voice ( know what I mean). I have been crazy busy with school and such. I'm actually taking summer classes at my university and doing HONEY BEE research with this kind gentleman:
If all goes well with my project, I will be the coauthor of a publication within a year! As a sophomore in college! Haha, but yeah, with that and school and travel...and summer, I regretfully have not had much time to edit the wiki.  :-( I'm looking to get back in the swing of things soon though. So what about you (babe)? What have you been up to (here and RL)? NYMFan69-86 (talk) 16:07, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi, NYMFan69-86, I'm delighted to hear that your academic career has had such an excellent start. --Philcha (talk) 16:21, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Philcha, long time no see! NYMFan69-86 (talk) 01:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Good job, Metsfan. Get that paper done. If it's not published, it's wasted! Doesn't have to be discovering the double helix, doesn't have to be cover of Science, but whatever study you run and whatever you learn, write it up, take credit, and contribute to the lit-ra-chure!
I'm fine. Had to take care of some work. Head is kind of fogged again at times which scares me (and slows me), but they can't find anything wrong. Hope it clears up again. Working on Fluorine right now. It's a really good topic and has a LOT of great content. But I am trying to up the quality of structure, refs, prose, etc.TCO (talk) 16:36, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you TCO for your support! Sad to hear about your head, I hope it's nothing serious (but if it's your head...I mean there's nothing more serious) :-(. Flourine looks like a nice article! I'll try to give it a bit of a review in the next few hours (maybe days, I don't know). Turtles of Texas? Doable? Do you need help?--NYMFan69-86 (talk) 01:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
If you want to mess with T of T, go ahead. I think it is pretty obvious what is lacking and will be a great "larticle" when done. I'm concentrating on Fl for now as I think that is more important to the Wiki. Do what you enjoy!TCO (talk) 02:51, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Ha, okay! I'll look into it and see if it's FLable (some lists just can't be done I think). Thanks TCO, enjoy!--NYMFan69-86 (talk) 03:59, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
I already checked on its FLable-ness. It got blessed off. It is fine. Has 30 entries. And you know how I pump out the prose and how I like to find something "new" and flashy to try (which would be the range maps this time). It'll be stellar. Just have to get it done. I can deal with the FL people. Heck...they are mostly promoting sports lists. Still remember the last time, when the started to get me angry and I went and got 12 people who ALL supported. HAHA! (go turtles!)TCO (talk) 01:50, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
And I wasn't kidding about having Whit Gibbons ready to review the thing for us (on SR). I was going to rock their world. Doubting me. Grr... ;) TCO (talk) 01:54, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
P.s. Hope all is good in Carolina!!! (I was thinking of you when I snuck in the comment on why VA didnt' follow NC on state reptile. cTCO (talk) 01:54, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Great! It totally sounds like we could do it, SR serves as a good template I think. The map (if we even should include one) may be a little difficult, but hey, we could work something up eventually I'm sure. Give me a little while, a week, before I can get serious, bee research is time consuming...NYMFan69-86 (talk) 18:06, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

1. Don't sweat it man. An "LPU" (look it up, young man, or ask teh prefesser) would be higher priority than wiki. I am more in favor of your happiness than Wiki (people uber websites!) I should have been a HS teacher. Maybe at TJ high school. Hmmm...still an idea...hmm....ask the Croaton Inn teacher for advice for me here...

2. If you want to play with it, there is just some grunt work to do, to start moving stuff in the material above down into the table. Adding pictures, etc. It will get you going and get you started and into it.

3. Don't worry about the range maps. I am all over it. Have a champion map maker, have a template, have sources. Besides this will be my "flourish" for this one. Like doing something new and innovative in each article. that's how advances happen...

TCO (talk) 18:18, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Nice! I'll move things around, change the layout a little bit. What exactly did you have in mind for a range map? Would each species have it's own color on a big map of Texas? I'm just having a hard time picturing it... (p.s., you would make a great high school teacher/motivational speaker  :-]).NYMFan69-86 (talk) 04:06, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
If you can get all the pictures in there, that would be a good start. Will sorta make it look like there is something and motivate us.
I want to have a little map (about the size of the picture), for each species. Just Texas distribution. Will go in a column (one exists already, look at the draft in sandbox). Will look sweet. That will be the flourish. FS is going to do the maps. I think they will be pretty easy once he gets going. Sourcing will be the bigger hunt, although I've already found some of it. I'm just going to collaborate with him as I can get up to speed on the geography and I'm sure it will get easier as we do one after the other. I'm also used to making the judgement call when sources disagree and we have to decide which to follow and how.TCO (talk) 04:18, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Nice, nice. Why don't we go through each image one by one before we add it so that we don't have the mess we did last time. Surely you remember, where we had to either prove it was legal or replace it? It was probably the biggest pain of that whole FL experience. But a range map for each turtle would be AWESOME!! Good luck with it! (Not doubting you, just wishing you luck :-P). NYMFan69-86 (talk) 05:02, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Listen to Myrrha please[edit]

Please listen and support/oppose avec comments! [1]

TCO (talk) 02:13, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Done. I would likely be willing to support, so long as my question is answered. :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 03:35, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Dang...almost missed that. Well, "likely"...I answered over at the review. Point is just that Myrrha has inspired works of music (we have a section on it) as well as paintings, sculptures, literature, bug naming, etc. TCO (talk) 05:42, 28 June 2011 (UTC)


I've cited a comment from you, at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Piano non troppo. -- Cirt (talk) 03:16, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Ah yes, quite alright friend.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 03:30, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

screw a bigger favor to ask[edit]

Could you please review the A330 article at FAC? It's a lot of good content, I think, but Sandy is harsh on the prose. And really harsh on them not getting enough reviews. I just feel bad as they are young writers and have done a huge effort. Want them at least to get reviews. Even if you can't go super in depth, if you can look at the thing and spend whatever time you ca, I appreciated it. Will just make me sad if some young editors get turned away since no one reviewed. TCO (talk) 05:41, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Okay, yes of course. An airplane...that's a new one.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 05:30, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
You are a good man.TCO (talk) 05:42, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Myhrra is ogg now. (NT)[edit]

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Support!--NYMFan69-86 (talk) 13:54, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Any objection to running picta on the FP?[edit]

I told Tony, he was welcome to write the blurb and run it. Just realized I should check with you. TCO (talk) 07:50, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Which picta? Haha, that doesn't get old. But I have no objections; I'm all in favor.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 13:51, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on July 20, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 20, 2011. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 03:14, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Awesome! Thank you so much, I will give it a once over with the other main editor. This is great, truly appreciated. Happy editing! NYMFan69-86 (talk) 13:22, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Picta is up! Regards, SunCreator (talk) 00:10, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
SunCreator!!! I love it! The world will one day be ruled by turtles, Muwhahahahaha.  :) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 03:23, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
HUG!TCO (reviews needed) 03:36, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Almost 48k that's awesome.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 02:34, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

I forgot to tell all the image donators. Should have done that, people like pointing it out to friends. And it builds goodwill to get more stuff.TCO (reviews needed) 03:01, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Terrapene carolina[edit]

Check it out 'lina boy. Figured you'd apprecitae the little critter.TCO (reviews needed) 18:29, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Either me, us, or the next AP BIO crew can tackle this one; it's a ripe peach ready for the taking. I had this crazy idea that I was going to try to crank out/help crank out one FA article every year I was in college...ha! Well, I've stuck to it so far. Maybe when the fall semester starts up I will have time; as of right now I don't.  :-( NYMFan69-86 (talk) 02:32, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
's OK, man. Glad you got the priorities in line. Keep learning. I still want you Spanish and bio knowledgeable leading an expedition into the Sierra Madre searching for picta. It is seriously still rough country there, so some horseback riding would help as well.  ;)TCO (reviews needed) 02:53, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Haha, you're right. One day I swear I will go there and find out where our little guys are.  ;-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 17:45, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
P.s. Check what Virginia said about it. I love sneaking a small amount of fun into this place (and it's true and sourced).TCO (reviews needed) 02:53, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Virginia? NYMFan69-86 (talk) 17:45, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Read the end of the state reptile section within Common box turtle.TCO (reviews needed) 18:09, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

SR in for Today's Featured List[edit]

See hyar [2]. TCO (reviews needed) 20:21, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Oh right on! NYMFan69-86 (talk) 02:11, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

AP Biology[edit]

Hello, my name is Marissa, and I am in AP Biology with Mr. Butler. Just like the classes before us, we are still doing the wikipedia project. He has told us many times that we should be aligning ourselves with anybody who may be of help to us when we get deeper into the project. So, I was wondering if you have any helpful hints, resources, ideas, tricks, or simply a piece of advice for me and my classmates this year. Thank you!Marissa927 (talk) 12:05, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Ah, I'm glad Mr. Butler has decided to stick with the project. Well, let me first say thank you for stopping by.  :) The project, as I'm sure you know, is both very important and very easy to do poorly on. Some students get into the procrastination trap and never get out.
My first piece of advice would be to make logging into Wikipedia and making contributions (even if they are teeny tiny ones) about every day or every other day. Second, try to become "wiki-friends" with people who have experience with writing articles, formatting references (which is absolutely the hardest thing to get accustomed to), and running articles through GA and FA. Mr. Butler's students the year before me, in my year, and in the year after me have sort of built up an army of biology article expanders. Here are some good (very good) people to tell that you're interested in working on an article and that you're a part of Mr. Butler's class (I swear, like everyone on Wikipedia knows his name): User:SunCreator, User:Dger, User:Malleus Fatuorum, User:Ettrig, and User:Ucucha.
Now, I unfortunately haven't been keeping track of your year's project; have you picked an article yet? Is each student working on his or her own or is there one (or more than one) that the class will contribute to as a group? In any case, I would LOVE to get back into the swing of things on Wikipedia; I miss it, in sort of a sad way. So, if you ever need any help, tell me! --NYMFan69-86 (talk) 19:53, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Listn to User:NYMFan69-86, he makes much sense :-) Regards, SunCreator (talk) 23:55, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you User:NYMFan69-86. Our class has sort of started, but not really. Mr. Butler said he hasn't decided if he wants to do the pairs idea, or tackling just two or three articles as a group. He said it definitely won't be an individual assignment, because he won't be able to keep up with all of our articles if we need help. As of right now, we just check the AP Biology discussion page for the latest assignment. The assignments started small(making an account or finding spelling errors) and our latest was to add a small piece of information to an article. I'll let you know when we pick the articles and maybe you can be on the lookout for them. Thanks again!Marissa927 (talk) 03:19, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Okay, that sounds like a plan. And you are absolutely welcome; I am glad to help. Another piece of advice, pick something cute.  :) --NYMFan69-86 (talk) 16:19, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

I'll try and pick something "cute". But what exactly is cute on wikipedia?(:Marissa927 (talk) 00:49, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Hah, I was really just messing, but I meant a cute animal to write an article about! NYMFan69-86 (talk) 21:15, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

" An advantage of choosing a subject like this is that the actual knowledge that you accumulate in the process would be valuable in a future biology career, which would be much less likely if you choose any cute species." posted on our discussion page from User:Ettrig right after your advice. Hahah. Marissa927 (talk) 22:43, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Right. I wasn't exactly being serious (sort of a little, but not really). Medical articles are difficult to write and everyone has different opinions on how they should be structured and referenced. Maybe if your class is following through with the idea of four topics at first then a narrowing down to only one or two you could pick a medical article (or two) to start out with and see how they develop. Maybe have one cute (kidding), one medical/biologically technical, and several others that you know you can reference and write easily. It's totally up to you, but spend a fair amount of effort on topic selection, it is crucial. --NYMFan69-86 (talk) 00:20, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
I think I'd find Megavirus hard to resist. Viruses can be cute too. Malleus Fatuorum 00:32, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

How could anyone resist a virus? But he has just told us we will be doing groups of four students, four articles, and then narrowing it down to one around the start of the second semester. Thank you guys for all your help. We'll be starting soon, so I might need help soon! I'm getting nervous... Marissa927 (talk) 04:05, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Don't be nervous. It'll be easier than you think, and you'll have lots of help if you need it. Malleus Fatuorum 04:09, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for stopping by Malleus, always helpful. If you ever need help Marissa927, there are plenty of us here. --NYMFan69-86 (talk) 05:44, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you both. I would like to let you know, we have been assigned the groups. My partners are User:imthebombliketicktick, User:Theawesomestpersonyouwillevermeet and User:UND77. If they message you, just know they are part of the project! It's about to get very busy in our class... Marissa927 (talk) 03:22, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads up Marissa! I will certainly keep up with you guys as well as the other groups. If you have any concerns about topic selection, please drop by. Bien fuerte. --NYMFan69-86 (talk) 20:34, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

I have a question about our article Thresher Shark. There are three species of threshers. Whoever edited the article previously randomly sprinkled differences between the species. I was wondering if, in the anatomy and appearance section I should make subtitles for each species and write information that way, or if I should leave the detailed differences for the articles for each species? Marissa927 (talk) 01:57, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry disregard the last message, with some advice from Mr. Butler we switched to the Grey Nurse Shark. Sorry! Marissa927 (talk) 23:08, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Okay, sorry for the wait. Let me know if you need any help with that article. I will stop in periodically to see how it is progressing. Good luck to all you guys.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 01:05, 21 October 2011 (UTC)


The above {{AP Biology 2011}} maybe of some use to you. Note latest edits option at bottom of template. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 21:30, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Oops, commented over on teach's page. Very nice Sunny! It looks great! NYMFan69-86 (talk) 21:32, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Waz up ma...[edit]

I probably should not take that further.

Hope you are well. Thanks for the fun interaction and hope studies are going well and more girls chasing you on Wiki.

I have more people that hate me, but the secret checks from Croaton High School are very nice!  ;-)

TCO (talk) 00:47, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

P.s. RES?

TCO, what's up man!? Every time I come on here your account is in a state of flux. School is killing me; it consumes all of my time (I don't even have time for chicks haha). Secret checks, you kill me.  ;) RES? NYMFan69-86 (talk) 01:35, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Red-eared slider.TCO (talk) 01:42, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Oh man, maybe. It's been a crazy semester. When were you planning on starting work?--NYMFan69-86 (talk) 05:38, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
We could take it slow. I am kind of meh on Wiki right now anyway. Plus I should help with Fluorine and Astatine and A330. Am just farting around doing a stub every day or two. Had some stuff on my to do list to hammer out.TCO (talk) 05:42, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Study hard and learn something. More important than the website. Proud of you. Peace.TCO (talk) 05:43, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm in the same exact same sort of funk. I'll help some over winter break (December 15th to January 6th). I don't know if I told you, I'm doing honey bee research for this guy now, things are going well. How are you?--NYMFan69-86 (talk) 05:50, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Keep up the research. Good stuff. Try to get some publications. Here is a fun sci fi book that sorta relates to bees Rogue Queen. P.S. Wilmer Tanner died recently. I got a DYK for a snake and a turtle last summer. Just a few days ago I added some more pictures to state reptile. TCO (talk) 06:04, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm sad to hear that. The State Reptile List is r-o-c-k-i-n'!! Epic work on that thing TCO, truly, it's amazing. Research has begun, doing a paternity analysis of Apis cerana. Thanks for the encouragement, chum.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 06:10, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

Hi, I'm with the Wikipedia:WikiProject AP Biology 2011. I've been working on the Olympic marmot as part of the same project you did a few years ago. Mr. Butler has mentioned you to our class before! Now, multiple reviewers have told me that my article is ready to be reviewed for GA. I nominated it, but User:TCO suggests to recruit reviewers to facilitate the process, and he directed me to you and a few other users. I would like to ask if you weren't too busy, to do the GA review for the Olympic marmot. I'd really appreciate it! I'm going to ask a few of the other names he gave me about this too, and whoever has the time to get to it first can review it. Thanks! Imthebombliketicktick (talk) 17:46, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for contacting me. Let me have a good look at the article and references you used and I will decide what to do; I'm pretty sure I have time. I will drop notes on the talk page as I go. Good luck to you friend.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 17:18, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Alright, thank you! I'll be sure to keep up with your suggestions. I think it's really cool that you've stayed on Wikipedia all this time since the project. I might do the same, not only because it's good for college applications but because it's a good way to stay busy when I'm not doing stuff for school. Happy new year, by the way! :) Imthebombliketicktick (talk) 17:24, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Happy New Year to you as well. And it's a great way to keep a sharp mind, much better than video games/facebook/instant messaging. Call me old fashioned, but I enjoy academic reading and writing.  ;) In about thirty seconds, I will drop my first suggestion on the talk page... NYMFan69-86 (talk) 17:26, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Agreed! I'm a teenage girl, so of course I've been into facebooking and such, but I'm tired of it and I really enjoy reading and writing as well, so Wikipedia seemed like the perfect fix. Thanks for all your suggestions on the Olympic marmot so far! It seems like you and TCO have done more than the actual reviewer at this point, so maybe her job will be a little easier when she gets around to it :) Imthebombliketicktick (talk) 02:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Once TCO and I are through with you, GA will be cake, guaranteed. Just check the page every other day or so and continue to do your thing. One more tip, don't just automatically change things people want you to change, if you don't agree with a suggestion someone has made, don't be afraid to leave a comment and tell them. Good luck amiga; we will be in touch. --NYMFan69-86 (talk) 06:37, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Knicks task force[edit]

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State reptile on front page...[edit]

check it out...TCO (Reviews needed) 03:09, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Sweeeeet.  :-) NYMFan69-86 (talk) 03:27, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 19:33, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

WP Turtles in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Turtles for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 05:56, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for contacting me, I have added a few comments to the sandbox. I think the best comments will come from members of the project, but you've already got them. I hope you have a great day also. NYMFan69-86 (talk) 03:08, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

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