User talk:Nick Levine/Archive 1

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Hi Nick, and welcome here. I saw your remark on Talk:Superconvergence. My experience is the same, "superconvergence" means "converges faster than expected". Please be bold and change the article. Don't worry too much about making mistakes, I will check what you are doing. I'm not sure what to do with the meaning of "superconvergence" described in the article (basically quadratic convergence). I've never come across it, but perhaps it's best to leave it in. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 14:28, 24 December 2005 (UTC)



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I saw that you Added Coming of Age in Karhide (how come this wasn't in the list?)

As far as I can tell, it's not a very comprehensive list - I added all the A Fisherman of the Inland Sea stories myself. Be bold and fix problems where you find them, and have fun! Again, welcome! -Ikkyu2 03:10, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

User talk pages

Hi. I deleted the new page which I don't think you meant to create. Nice try, though! Deb 18:29, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Aha, I had inadvertantly created a User page (which DES has now deleted), when what I meant to do was edit their talk page. Nick Levine 04:25, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

How do I send a message to another user?

(copied from Wikipedia:Help desk): A user sent me a message (so: I saw a "you have a message" banner next time I refreshed a WP page) and I'd like to reply. Do I just add text to their talk pages? Or what? Thanks. Nick Levine 18:40, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

If you simply edit a user's talk page, that usee will see the "you have a message" banner the next time s/he displays a page. Usually you want to start a messege in a new section unless it is a response or followup to a message already on that user's page. You can copy the message that was left for you along with your response, to show context. i often do this, but it is not required. if you do this, leave a note that soem of the text was so copied. DES (talk) 18:46, 19 January 2006 (UTC)


The person who vandalised Feminism just vandalised your user page. Dandin1 23:58, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Just a quick link to his Vandalism

More vandalism

User: just vandalised your user page. -- gtdp (T)/(C) 00:23, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

(oops, this msg was in error, sry) -- Tawker 17:51, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Fundamentals of CLOS

Hi Nick, I just noticed your excellent Fundamentals of CLOS are still not referenced in CLOS, which is really a pity. Of course, that had to be changed.

Now for some praise: Last year when I started to investigate if Common Lisp was a tool worth to acquire, your "document" was among the most valuable. It provides a clear, structured, step-by-step introduction to the set of paradigms that comprise OOP, and how to actually make use of them. Recommended reading for everybody interested in using CL for development.

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Aha, I take your point: no external sources. I will take off the "hangon" tag. Nick Levine 06:55, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Midsummer Common

Hi. My reasoning was that if you are referring to Garlic Row, Oyster Road, Cheddars Lane, then I think that their reference comes from Stourbridge fair not Midsummer Fair (for a reference to this I can refer to the book Cambridge Street Names (Ronald Gray)). To be fair, you do mention both fairs but I think there is a lot more to be said about Midsummer Fair that would warrant its own section in the Midsummer Common article. But in a one sentence summary of the fair don't you agree the fact is a little secondary? Smb1001 20:16, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

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No problem :) Yeah, the Reference Desk is a strange little place, but an awesome resource for all those weird and wonderful questions —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:40, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

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Ivory-billed Woodpecker deletion

Hi. I was recently not available and I wasn't able to reply you. I am really sorry for the deletion I have made in the article. It was not for purpose because I was unaware that I've deleted your edit, only I thought it was someone else's. Someone that wasn't even a member of Wikipedia. Possibly what might have happened was while I was in the edit mode, you must've already did the change before me. Once again I am really sorry for that. Oliszydlowski (talk) 15:40, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Peacehaven Page

Hey, please don't revert my changes on the Peacehaven page. It was in dire need of an update. Thanks.

I can't say whether an update was needed. But clearly the page was not in need of being vandalised. Nick Levine (talk) 14:12, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

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