User talk:Penumbra2000

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My talk page... talk away.

Welcome, for a change[edit]


Hello, 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, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! Oleg Alexandrov 04:08, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions to Turing machine. Oleg Alexandrov 21:12, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

When editing an article on Wikipedia there is a small field labelled "Edit summary" under the main edit-box. It looks like this:

Edit summary text box

The text written here will appear on the Recent changes page, in the page revision history, on the diff page, and in the watchlists of users who are watching that article. See m:Help:Edit summary for full information on this feature.

When you leave the edit summary blank, some of your edits could be mistaken for vandalism and may be reverted, so please always briefly summarize your edits, especially when you are making subtle but important changes, like changing dates or numbers. Thank you.

Oleg Alexandrov 21:12, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I didn't really realize what this box did; I noticed that sometimes it had content in it and other times it didn't. I'll definitely update it in future. Thanks!

--Penumbra 2k 02:05, Apr 18, 2005 (UTC)


Hey man,

You're right, I spent a couple of days last week rewriting that article. I didn't do a full rewrite but rather removed the incorrect bits. Mainly the biggest problem with that original article was that the author(s) kept mixing up tense with aspect and mood. It's easy to do because they always work together (look at 'I will eat dinner tomorrow' in English -- that's future tense, simple aspect, volitive mood (all at once)).

This is also why the statement at the top about the term being confused is in there. Even on wiki articles there are things like "simple past" or "present perfect" listed as tenses when actually only the past or present part is tense.

Basically, there's nothing new in the article, I've just taken out all the bits that were wrong. --Drew.ward (talk) 15:31, 7 March 2010 (UTC)