User talk:Plantsurfer

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I was going to revert the entire string of edits to glutaraldehyde, which looks like a mixture of advert, advice, undue emphasis on a hobby app. But I saw that you have been editing, and as you are highly experienced, I decided to hold off. Dont you think that this edits are a little overboard?--Smokefoot (talk) 01:00, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

I agree with you, this section is out of control, out of all proportion, and full of unsupported statements and frank nonsense. There may be a case for making a brief one-line statement of this application under the sterilisation section, provided it is sourced, but there is no case for having a section devoted to this application alone. I have not researched this topic sufficiently to have proper sources etc., but I am aware that glutaraldehyde is widely used as a biocide and cold sterilising agent in medical / healthcare and dentistry, and also in various areas of agriculture, animal husbandry, engineering and technology where biofilm formation is a problem and autoclaving techniques impossible or inapplicable. one example among many - Dow Corning sell a product UCARCIDE 150, which is a 50% aqueous solution of GA used to sterilise oil drilling wells. Many other such products and applications are listed in e.g. Handbook of Preservatives (see [1]). Don't worry about any interests I may have - I will support your attempt to restore balance here. Plantsurfer 10:17, 7 August 2016 (UTC)


May I aske why you made this revert please? (talk) 12:55, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

3rd time[edit]

It seems you don't want to answer the question, but for the third time, why did you remove the paragraph from the leaf article? (talk) 01:17, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Also, considering terms such as "'leaf' culture" get over a third of a million returns on google books, thus indicating notability, don't you think you're violating wp:due policy? (talk) 13:17, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
"leaf culture" is not about the relationship between leaves and human culture.
No-one is going to dispute the idea that plant leaves play a role in human culture, but any account needs (a) to take note of what is in the Plant article and (b) to be balanced, dealing with major impacts, such as the use of leaves as food, building materials, fibre sources, etc. I entirely agree with Plantsurfer's action. Peter coxhead (talk) 14:45, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

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