User talk:Paul D. Anderson

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Hello, Paul D. Anderson, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, please be sure to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~) to produce your name and the current date, or three tildes (~~~) for just your name. If you have any questions, you can post to the help desk or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! -- Francs2000 | Talk 17:19, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Math formulas[edit]

I undid your changes at complex conjugate. Per the math style manual, one should attempt to not use formulas which display as PNG pictures in the middle of text. They often look too huge compared to everything else around, as is the case on my laptop. This is an unfortunate state of events, as in some places formulas are in HTML, in some other places they are in LaTeX which displays as text, in some other places it is LaTeX which displays as PNG. But until we get MathML (our holy grail), it seems that a better solution is to keep inline formulas as text and big formulas on separate line as as PNG. Thanks, Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 04:32, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't know that was the preferred style. Oh well, I'll wait for MathML.--andersonpd 05:19, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

A delayed welcome[edit]

Paul, I wanted to welcome you again to Wikipedia and introduce myself. You've done some great work and needed cleanup in a number of places within the WP:LDS. Keep up the good work and let me if there is anything I can do to help. I've also noticed a good deal of work you've done on the categorization system - we need to figure out a way to include them on the List of articles about Mormonism and in the categorization system. Thoughts? -Visorstuff 19:40, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome. I'm not sure I've done anything notable in the categories other than a little cleanup and some synchronization with the "List of articles...". I just kind of work where the urge takes me. I can be a fusspot at times. I hope I don't step on any toes while I'm at it. Thanks again for welcoming me. I'm enjoying myself.--andersonpd 22:32, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

List of Book of Mormon people[edit]

Thanks for creating the List -- we've talked about it several times but............ Would a table such as the format below be of any use? What material should be profiled in the columns? What would be best for our readers reference? Would we want chapter and verse for source/reference material? The example below is only a suggestion. Welcome to Wikipedia and the LDS project. I look forward to working with you. WBardwin 03:10, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

Name Date Description BofM Source
Nephi circa 600 BCE son of Lehi I and II Nephi
Jacob circa 590 BCE son of Lehi Jacob

A table such as this would be very cool, but why only Book of Mormon people? AusME 06:33, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


I don't believe I have made your acquaintance. So welcome to WP and WP:LDS. Thanks for your help. Tom Haws 23:22, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

WikiProject LDS[edit]

Hello! I noticed you were on the list of members in the LDS WikiProject, and I was wondering if you were still interested in helping out there. You see, over the past few months, it appears that it has slowly drifted into inactivity. But you CAN help. Please consider doing both of the following:

  1. Take ONE thing form the To-Do list and do it. Once you're done with it, remove it from the list, and from the<>{{Template:LDSprojectbox}}<>, so we know its done. Keep the page on your watchlist. We have a backlog going for more than half a year. Please help to work on it, and remove it.
  2. Vote on the LDSCOTF, and work on it!
  3. Tell your friends (esp. LDS friends, & esp. Wikipedian friends) about this WikiProject, and enocourage them to join (and be active).

Remember: your involvement in this WikiProject is just that - involvement! Please help us out.

(Note: I'm sending this out to everyone who's name was on the membership list, so I will NOT be watching this page for a response. If you want to contact me, do it on MY talk page, please.)

Thanks for all that you do -Trevdna 15:52, 11 January 2006 (UTC)


I've been reading this Russian's talk page and he says that in his religion, a moral compass is like a device called the Liahona. I saw that you edited this article, so I thought I would ask. Is the Russian right? Here's a link to his talk page:

It's at the very bottom.


It's a reasonable metaphor. In the Book of Mormon the Liahona is referred to as a compass (in the physical "points to north" sense) and is also described as indicating the will of God (both in written messages and in guiding them in the right direction). I'm not familiar with direct references to the Liahona as a "moral compass", but references to a "personal Liahona" and comparisons among the terms "conscience", "the Spirit of Christ" and "personal Liahona" are not uncommon. andersonpd 17:08, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

p.s. It's usually considered good form to sign your comments. Just type four tildes (~) and the editor will insert your username and timestamp your changes. andersonpd 17:08, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi Paul[edit]

I don't think so. But it'd be cool were it so.Timothy Usher 22:50, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Mendip Hills FAC[edit]

Thanks for your edits of Mendip Hills. I have now put it up as a Featured Article Candidate & comments, support or opposition is being recorded at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Mendip Hills.— Rod talk 10:45, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Please weigh in on the merger proposal between Persons in the Book of Mormon and List of Book of Mormon people. You are receiving this notice since you were identified as a recent editor on one of those pages. Thanks! --Descartes1979 (talk) 19:44, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

wave vs. waive[edit]

Hello Paul! I thought I would drop you a note to explain why I've undone your edit on STS-125. (Actually, I accidentally hit the 'rollback' button instead of 'undo', completely a mistake, so I made another edit after it to explain) The word waive means: A: to relinquish voluntarily (Forgo) B: to refrain from pressing C: to put off from immediate consideration. (postpone) which, as you can see, is the proper use of the word. NASA has used that spelling on a multitude of pages, and only recently with the new PAO people (who cannot speak, much less write, lol) has the word 'wave' been used in some documents/reports. However, it is technically an incorrect term to use (one cannot motion the shuttle with one's hands when the shuttle is in orbit, lol) and the Hubble PAO seems to at least realize this, as they are using the correct word in their Twitter updates. Anyway, I just wanted to explain why your edit was reversed, and I hope you understand. Cheers! ArielGold 03:26, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2009_June_7 requested vote to Keep[edit]

Hello! I noticed in the past you contributed to the Ductile iron article. Recently I attempted to begin a new category called Category:Cast Iron and its alloys. Into this category I added about 6 or 7 cast irons with separate articles in Wikipedia. Another editor reverted my edits and left one article in the category for Compacted graphite iron. The category was then nominated for deletion. The vote stands at 2 for Delete and 1 for Keep. I'm asking you to visit the Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2009_June_7 and vote as you see fit. I would like to keep the category and expand it to cover the current Wikipdeia articles and others I would like to add. However, if you will vote either way you see fit perhaps we can move the process along. Thanks for your consideration. Mfields1 (talk) 01:18, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

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