User talk:Oracleofottawa

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A welcome and a request[edit]

Hi! Welcome to Wikipedia! I hope that you find your experience here positive!

Could you please use edit summaries for your edits? I know that doing so can seem needless and tedious, but it helps other editors to quickly sort-out good edits from bad. Simple summaries (“wikification”, “Sp”, “typo”) are usually all that is needed. TNX! —SlamDiego←T 10:18, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Marginal significance[edit]

We really don't want to link every article on each sort of marginal concept to every other article on a marginal concept. A link from “Marginal utility” to “Marginal efficiency of capital” isn't really a good idea. We do have a centralizing article, “Marginal concepts”. However, it might be best to develop “Marginal efficiency of capital” before linking from “Marginal concepts”, as it isn't going to be apparent to most readers (and perhaps not even to most economists) why the concept as Keynes identified it is a marginal concept. The article ought to have an explanation of that, and the explanation would need to draw upon “reliable sources” without “original research”. —SlamDiego←T 04:02, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

2009 September[edit]

Information.png Two of the links that you have added (in at least one case repeatedly) to “Marginal efficiency of capital” really aren't suitable. While there is some relationship between the MEC and marginal utility, this is simply because there is some relationship between any price and marginal utility. And if that more general relationship didn't hold, so that prices generally were otherwise explained, then the MEC would still be meaningful. We don't link reference to every sort of price to “Marginal utility”. —SlamDiego←T 05:37, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Grundrisse[edit]

Please stop that personal comments not covered by a reliable secondary source. --Schwalker (talk) 17:54, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Empty sections[edit]

Why are you adding empty sections, such as "Notes", "References", and "External Links" to articles that don't have any external links, or which already have sections containing all necessary references? There's no point in adding separate sections if there isn't any content for them, and if all of the notes are under one heading, there's no reason to create a separate heading with a different title but no content. P Aculeius (talk) 13:09, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

February 2010[edit]

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. When you make a change to an article, please provide an edit summary for your edits. Doing so helps everyone to understand the intention of your edit. It is also helpful to users reading the edit history of the page. Thank you. -- RP459 Talk/Contributions 15:13, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Karl Marx Life Chronology[edit]

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Your contributed article, Chronology of Karl Marx[edit]

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Hello, I notice that you recently created a new page, Chronology of Karl Marx. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as yourself. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page - Karl Marx. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will to continue helping improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Karl Marx - you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

If you think that the article you created should remain separate, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. RadioFan (talk) 03:54, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Chronology of Karl Marx[edit]

I've noticed your attempt to create this, or a similar article, at least twice now. I would suggest, before creating the general skeleton in the mainspace, that you create a fully fleshed out page in your userspace. You can do this by creating a page at, for example, User:Oracleofottawa/Chronology of Karl Marx. That page is in your userspace, and people will give you latitude to develop it into a full article, or at least an article that meets the mainspace criteria. I've used this method myself, working for weeks on a particular article before moving it into the mainspace.

When you feel like your creation's ready to go into the main encyclopedia, you can either use the move button to put it in there, or you can just copy paste into a new article (copy-paste is ok in this case because you're the only contributor, but if others had edited you should use the move method, because that method also moves the history which shows who made which contribution, which is required by the copyright license).

Alternatively, you can use the preview button to check the page before you submit it. But I suspect someone will delete the current version you have out there right now, simply because it has no content. I won't nominate it so soon, but I would highly suggest that you use the userspace method. It makes things much easier and cleaner and allows you to tweak your contribution much more freely. Ask me if you have any questions. Shadowjams (talk) 03:58, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Kurt Meyer[edit]

Hi Oracle, perhaps you wish to weigh in the Kurt Meyer discussion about alledged war crimes perpetrated outside the well documented Normandy, 1944 case: [[1]]. --Jemesouviens32 (talk) 12:52, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments, Oracle! Also for the entertaining stories about HJ, they were tough bastards but our boys (Canadians) were regarded as just as hard as they regarded themselves, by them, no less. I will let this one go but it irks me to no end. Have read Meeting of Generals as well as Panzermeyer, Grenadiere but wont get Beevor, he appears to be late to the tea party (not a political statement) with a book about D-Day +, much prefer Ambrose.

Have been editing for a little under a year and must say that it always gets under my skin when boobs with an agenda deface rather good articles with innuendo, thank you again for your sage recommendation.--Jemesouviens32 (talk) 06:19, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Work the edges... work the edges....--Oracleofottawa (talk) 00:14, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Please check wikilinks[edit]

Hi Oracleofottawa,

When adding internal links, can you please take a moment to check that the links send readers to where you expect? For example, in this edit, the three links you made all take readers to disambiguation pages. Before you save, you should use the preview button, then right-click each link and choose "open in new tab" or "open in new window". If a link doesn't go where you expect, you can use piping. For example, you can make the word "corruption" link to the article on Political corruption by entering [[Political corruption|corruption]].

Cheers, Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 07:52, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

I will be more careful in the future.--Oracleofottawa (talk) 00:16, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

June 2010[edit]

Editing talk page comments[edit]

Please don't alter other users' posts on talk pages, as you did at [[2]]. If you want to join the conversation, do so by posting and signing your own comment. Exploding Boy (talk) 23:49, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

I am very sorry about that. I won't do it again. Now I did not alter.. I just enhanced what I thought was a very powerful argument you made. --Oracleofottawa (talk) 00:48, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. In your recent edit to Michael Shackleford, you added links to an article which did not add content or meaning, or repeated the same link several times throughout the article. Please see Wikipedia's guideline on links to avoid overlinking. Thank you. Deconstructhis (talk) 04:06, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing that out. Sometimes I get carried away.--Oracleofottawa (talk) 05:44, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Internal links[edit]

Hey, I noticed you are inserting wikilinks on a bunch of biographies. Two things:

  • Pages like American, German, or Lithuanian are disambiguation pages. They should a) not be linked (who doesn't know what America is?); b) piped to the right country; c) entered like this: [[Lithuania]]n which displays Lithuanian but still links to the right place.
  • Do not link common words like mathematician, translator, editor (common professions), Canada, America (common countries), etc. See WP:LINK, especially the section on overlinking.

Renata (talk) 02:34, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Opps....I see exactly what you are getting at will be even more careful in the future. I am reading through all the articles and I was hoping to make the linking (properly piped) uniform through the series of articles. --Oracleofottawa (talk) 02:59, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Canada unlike Lithuania is not a "common country"--Oracleofottawa (talk) 03:01, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

LOL, oh semantics... =) You know what I mean. Renata (talk) 04:54, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Same problem here I think. --John (talk) 03:48, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Reverted that edit.. Thank you for your help... I think.--Oracleofottawa (talk) 23:56, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

line[edit]

Hey man, is this a line you made up or just a quote from someone else "Every day, in my own small way, I will make the world a better place". I'd like to write a song around it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.131.113.3 (talk) 01:52, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Dear Pittsburgh, the snow must really be deep there! I developed that line as my personal mantra when I was working outside and had the pleasant time to think on such things. One day on a run I saw a nail in a driveway entrance. I could ignore it or pick it up. If I ignored it, someone would catch the nail and set off a chain of events, possibly fatal! (Think about it..) So I decided at least once a day to always pick up the nail. Thinking of the world as a four dimensional matrix..if everyone did this the world would I strongly believe would be a much better place. Since a very small change in one numerical value of a matrix can have a large change on all the values of that matrix. I just did a Google search of the line and much to my surprise it looks like it originates with me! So go ahead and fit it in to a song and give me credit in the liner notes.. Keep me posted..--Oracleofottawa (talk) 02:24, 15 December 2010 (UTC)(Give me the Youtube link?)

Non-free files in your user space[edit]

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  • Replaced that Canadian Government image with one directly from the "Commons". I made the mistake of thinking that Canadian Government images were the same as US Government images..copyright free. Oppsie...--Oracleofottawa (talk) 23:30, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

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About Kalki[edit]

Hi Oracleofottawa. Judging from your User page ("Set our Kalki FREE!!") you may be interested in leaving a short message here, if you support the unblocking of Kalki. Thanks, and sorry to bother you. ~ DanielTom (talk) 12:43, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Fortunately, Kalki was unblocked. ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:09, 14 April 2013 (UTC)