User talk:Piledhigheranddeeper

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In order to make this page both shorter and more relevant, old stuff gets the ax from time to time. Some of it even gets archived.

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Decompression sickness[edit]

Thanks for your improvements to Decompression sickness. I live in the UK, so have no concept of the cost of DCS treatment, and I have to ask what do you think might belong in the "Economics" section, if it doesn't discuss the potential costs (and insurance against them)? --RexxS (talk) 22:32, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Interestingly, although I've been in a hyperbaric chamber used for treating the bends, it was as a demonstration, and I have no idea what treatment would cost. In Los Angeles, hyperbaric treatment is provided by the Catalina Marine Science Center of USC by contract to the county government, and medical attention is provided by the county medical center, so there may be a subsidy involved. I can see mentioning the costs, and even that insurance is available, but I wouldn't say what the premiums are (they could always change, and mentioning only one provider seems unfair). Another possibility for the Economics section would be a study of the costs of decompression sickness (lost work, out-of-pocket expenses, etc.). --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 02:35, 4 February 2016 (UTC)


Please take a look at the article about Frans Jeppsson Wall. Appreciate it :)BabbaQ (talk) 19:22, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
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... you were recipient
no. 435 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:12, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Citizen Kane spelling error?[edit]

Hi. Another editor brought up a very good question regarding Hopper's quote in the pre-release controversy section, see this edit by Piledhigheranddeeper. I don't have access to the source, but it would make more sense if Hopper said vicious, rather than viscous. Do you have access to that source? Onel5969 TT me 20:05, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

I have the book, I looked it up—and it's an error. The word should be "vicious". I'll fix it straightaway, and thank you.—WFinch (talk) 20:50, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

page views macro[edit]

Wow, cool. Thanks. PRRfan (talk) 16:43, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Shore Line East[edit]

Thanks for your edits on Shore Line East earlier today. I believe I've found good citations for everywhere that you marked them missing. I'm planning to nominate it for FA soon, so this was very helpful! Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:21, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Airlander 10 aka "Flying bum"[edit]

I was first, [1] (I think,Face-wink.svg) and my edit was revised here, but now there is similar info [2] about the Airlanders 'bum-ness' in 2 places. Just FYI. 220 of Borg 07:59, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

"Bummer." —PhD

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Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:02, 25 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thank you so much for your improvements on Train of Tomorrow! I want to apologize for letting so many mistakes slip through my review process after I finished drafting the article but before I moved it to the mainspace. I put a lot of time and effort into the article, including a multi-hour copyediting session, but I missed a lot of mistakes and errors. Please accept my apologies for that. Thank you again for helping to correct them and generally improve the article. All the best! Michael Barera (talk) 17:59, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Pips says: I've been using the Oz book to run a merry chase around the world and boy are my arms tired. would love to talk but can't tell if you want to. Please advise one way or the other. Take pity. ROSTJO (talk) 08:35, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

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Dick Jauron[edit]

You removed content with citations. What goes on in your mind with that act? 127W111 (talk) 09:20, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

A review of my recent edits of Dick Jauron shows that not only did I not remove text with citations, I did not remove content at all (unless you count the apostrophe in "weren't" and things like that, which were edited to a more encyclopedic form). --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 01:55, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

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Blondie (band) article[edit]

Hi. I was wondering why you have been hammering the Blondie (band) article with 'citation needed' references for the last two years. I'm responding to your citation requests, but they have gotten to the point where the citations degrade the layout of the text, where every sentence needs a citation. A simple internet search finds WP:RS for everything you've marked. Why, instead of adding the Citation needed template, didn't you just add the citations to the article? It's not like they're an obscure band and the requested citation needs research or anything more than for editors to add it.

To put this in perspective, the Wikipedia article on Lady Gaga (a Music Good Article) has an intro paragraph consisting of 471 words and ZERO citations. Blondie's article has 249 words in the intro paragraph and contains 8 citations.

Lady Gaga's article has 9,149 words with 358 references (25.55%) Blondie's article has 4,577 words with 70 references (65.38%).

What exactly, is your criteria for demanding more citations?

I want to make the Blondie article a Good Article again. It was once a nominee for a Featured Article. The Blondie article obviously has your attention... so please disclose your expectations. If you want every sentence sourced, I accept your scrutiny and will be part of the huge community who would like to oblige. Otherwise, it seems you're doing a disservice to the Wikipedia community. I sure would like to understand where you're coming from, and what you demand, and I'd sure appreciate your support for that rather than corrupting the Blondie article. It's not like it's just an advertising page. It's a well written article. Xblkx (talk) 10:26, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

The criterion: WP:CS. Simply put, every factual assertion that is not truly common knowledge (or simply a summary of other material in the article, as in an intro) needs a citation. The standard is not "can a source be found somewhere on the Internet?", but "is the source cited in the article?". Sadly, an ongoing problem with popular-culture articles is their tendency to be filled with facts by fans who seem to think "common knowledge" means "my close friends know it". To borrow an observation from another, "Other editors have no obligation to figure out if and how your unsourced additions can be sourced."[1] This is not to say that every sentence needs its own footnote: if several sentences in a row all come from the same source, one footnote at the end of the passage in question will suffice. However, the passages I flagged tended to be entire paragraphs without a single citation.
I also feel compelled to point out that my flags in Blondie are from 15 months ago and 2 months ago; I don't think three edits in two years (plus) is "hammering". Just because some other article is citation-poor doesn't make it right. If I come across an article that contains uncited assertions, I'm liable to flag the assertions. There are so many of these in Wikipedia that I haven't got to them all. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 16:33, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

In response to your text comment in the intro of Measure S ...[edit]

... I added some sources that were cited further down in the article (in retrospect you had a point; it had not occurred to me since I had been working on the article for such a long time when I wrote that graf (the very last part of the article I added) that that did seem rather extraordinary. Daniel Case (talk) 20:18, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

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Wood Siding railway station[edit]

Have you a source for that? While the station building was pulled down then I'm unaware of the bridge being demolished at the time of closure, which would go against standard GWR and LRT practice of leaving structures in situ unless there's a reason

From the photo of the site today, the caption of which even mentions "the remains of the bridge", it is clear that the bridge is gone. So obviously it was removed, and that's what I said, in order to make the connection from the removal of the station structures and the gap over the GWR tracks. I carefully did not say when this happened, let alone "at the time of the closure"; I do not know when, and suspect you are right that it was at a later date. If you should come upon a date, that would be a plus. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 22:03, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
  1. ^ CorbieV, "Talk:Cultural appropriation"; accessed 2016.01.21, since removed.