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Hi Peter,

Thanks for your contributions to the interactome article. Its great to have such an expert on board! I made a few more minor tweaks to references etc. Let me know on my talk page if you need any more help. Alexbateman (talk) 13:19, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Turtle Taxonomy[edit]

Since the group "nformal working group of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. " might it be better to make an article for the larger Specialist Group, and list the other working groups also? DGG ( talk ) 23:37, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

That's certainly an option. However, i don't have time to compile this information. I started this page after realizing that it's difficult to find information about it via Google. THe text is actually from the current head of the TTWG, PP van Dijk. Peteruetz (talk) 23:53, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Opting in to VisualEditor[edit]

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I use it (whenever possible)! Peteruetz (talk) 13:27, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

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Not fixed because not unintended. There is no proper Network page to link to.Peteruetz (talk) 00:28, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

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Could you please cite your h-index addition to H?
Thanks, Origamite\(·_·\)(/·_·)/ 19:56, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Just follow the link to h-index for citations.
Yes, but we need them in the article. Also, to sign your username on talk pages use four tildes: ~~~~ Origamite\(·_·\)(/·_·)/ 20:02, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Sigh, yes, I am as lazy as everybody else who contributed to that section. I hope you reminded those other people too. And yes, I know how to sign, but I reserve the right not to sign on my own Talk page. Have a good day.Peteruetz (talk) 20:05, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Theodoor Gerard van Lidth de Jeude[edit]

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Successfully contested! No spam at all!. Peteruetz (talk) 12:05, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Copy and pasting[edit]

We run "copy and paste" detection software on new edits. One of your edits appear to be infringing on someone else's copyright. We at Wikipedia usually require paraphrasing. If you own the copyright to this material please send permission for release under a CC BY SA license to per WP:CONSENT. LeadSongDog come howl! 01:59, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

I copied a few factual statements from some papers; I am sure you refer to the genome data in various bacteria. Note that copyright is explicit in that you can copy factual statements for which there is not much freedom of paraphrasing. If I copy a sentence that says "The genome of X has Y bp and Z genes" these are simply facts. There is no creative act involved in saying this. Please let me know what exactly your concern is and we can figure out whether there is any copyright infringement. Thanks! Peteruetz (talk) 02:26, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
See the highlighted text in this report.LeadSongDog come howl! 02:52, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, I have reversed your undos and revised the text. There are still some overlaps with the original source but I am absolutely positive that this is not a copyright infringement, given that the text is purely factual. (I have read several books about copyright issues for other reasons so I am confident.) Let me know if you find any other issue. Cheers, Peteruetz (talk) 04:20, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
PS: If you still have concerns, I do know the authors of the cited ("copied") paper personally (!), and I am happy to ask them for further permission, if necessary.Peteruetz (talk) 04:23, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Well, you reintroduced the copied text from the abstract, but I've fixed that now. Please be very careful about this, wp:COPYVIO is a very big deal here. LeadSongDog come howl! 05:32, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Not exactly. I did re-insert parts of the abstract, but I have modified the text further. As I said, it's almost all facts and facts are NOT covered by copyright, at least not in small chunks like this (it's a different story for large datasets as it may be a creative act to produce those). I am sure the current version is fine as far as wp:COPYVIO is concerned. Anyway, let me know to modify further before you delete anything. Thanks. Peteruetz (talk) 20:33, 25 April 2015 (UTC)


The Reptile Database has some amazing photos, many donated by volunteers, but I'm not sure if any of them are licensed such that they could be used on Wikimedia Commons. If there is some systematic way of tagging them, they could be imported using the Open Media Importer (with credit, of course!). The database might also like to become a Wikidata Collaborator, and import data from Wikidata. HLHJ (talk) 12:32, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

At this point, the Reptile Database has permission to use the photos only for the database. I would need to email all the photographers for permission to transfer them to Wikimedia. Note that we also have many photos displayed from Flickr and a few other sites, IF the photographers have set their rights to allow this. Not sure if Wikimedia can pull in such photos. That may be a bit tricky legally.
Independently, I am very interested to collaborate with Wikidata. I tried to contact a few administrators about this earlier, e.g. to link each species in Wikipedia (or Wikispecies) to the Reptile Database and back (we have done the latter for the French Wikipedia as this seems to be the most complete one -- they have basically created stubs for all species using the Reptile Database; however, because it's only the French one, we haven't included links in the public Reptile Database site). Let me know how this can be done. Thanks! Peteruetz (talk) 17:34, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion on Essential genes[edit]

The updating and expansion of the Essential genes page has been great to watch. I just thought I'd suggest avoiding phrases referring to the current time (e.g. "Although similar screens are under way for other species"). These sorts of phrases become dated really easily so it's usually better to mention the specific date. that way, in 5 years time, the sentence still makes sense! T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 06:12, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I have changed it. Although, this sentence would have remained true for many years to come :) Peteruetz (talk) 13:51, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

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These are bits and pieces from the abstract which do not infringe on copyright.Peteruetz (talk) 16:16, 5 January 2016 (UTC)


I've rolled back your edits to Atheism because they are too specific and US-centric for the article. I suggest looking at Irreligion in the United States instead. -- Scjessey (talk) 16:00, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

I would appreciate if you waited for a few minutes or hours before you overzealously revert all edits. I am not done yet. And there are plenty of Wikipedia articles and sections which are US or whatever centric. This is not a good argument for reversion. It also helps to be a bit more constructive instead of just deleting other user's text. Thanks! --Peteruetz (talk) 16:02, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, but that is not the way Wikipedia works. Your edits were inappropriate, so I removed them. If you wish to discuss the matter on Talk:Atheism, that's fine, but don't expect the thousands of Wikipedia editors to "wait a few minutes or hours" while you mess around. If you must, please continue this discussion on Talk:Atheism. -- Scjessey (talk) 16:12, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
That may not be the way YOU work, but courtesty is always a good thing and being constructive is even better. The preferred way is to point out that a section may be too narrow and hence may be removed. It would be nice to be civilized, especially when it comes to atheism, instead of being religious and overzealous. But yes, next time I will add an "under construction" tag to my edits, hoping that you will look at such details. Thanks for understanding. Peteruetz (talk) 16:33, 3 March 2016 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for your very good work on biochemistry articles.

Please note that en.WP renders protein–protein with an en dash, not a hyphen. You can find the en dash button below the edit-window. Tony (talk) 04:32, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit war warning[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Homosexuality. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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Sigh.... yes, I know what a high-quality reliable source is, and Science (magazine) is certainly one of them. That's the one I have cited, and I happened to publish papers in Science myself. In fact, I have used the built-in citation tool but it DID NOT recognize the PMID from 1993. Finally, please READ the stuff you cite. That's more important than just randomly grabbing citations which DO NOT say what you believe they say. Not sure if you have any scientific training but that's the 101 of working in science! Peteruetz (talk)

Citation impact[edit]

I have removed the some of the content you added to the above article, as it appears to have been copied from, a copyright web page. All content you add to Wikipedia must be written in your own words. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you think I made a mistake. — Diannaa (talk) 20:03, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Dear Diannna, I am sorry to tell you but you may not have understood copyright: NO, copyright does not mean that you cannot copy text verbatim, it means that you cannot steal CREATIVE works of others. If someone makes a factual statement: "an elaphant is an animal is in Africa..." you can copy that statement no matter how long it is, because it is not a creative act (in the sense of the copyright) to compose such statements. I am getting a bit tired to explain this to people but I have read 2 books about copyright before I started working on Wikipedia, so I am 100% sure that my copied and pasted text will NEVER EVER stand a problem with copyright. Best regards. Peteruetz (talk) 20:15, 30 July 2016 (UTC)