User talk:PrimeHunter/Archive 1

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search




Hello PrimeHunter/Archive 1, 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! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!  HGB 23:33, 3 November 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for the advice about linking categories! Sr13 01:49, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Calie (Calickamo) here - thanks so much for helping me with my very first article about an architectural building . . . I'll add the photo in 4 days as you suggest. Thanks again. You're the best. Dec. 17th 8:59 a.m.

PrimeHunter - help. I just got a notice of something called a deletion notice for a reason WP:BIO Notability. What is this? What should I do? I read about speedy deletions and the various reasons, non of which seem to apply to this article. Any suggestions? CallieCalickamo (talk) 02:00, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Elliptic curve primality proving

I had not checked carefully that Morain's program is free. I assumed that since he wrote an article about it and since there was a separate section for binaries that it was. Apparently the source used to be available, but is not anymore, because he doesn't want to get bug reports about it. So the implementations are both non-free. Since they are non-free it is not clear that they are implementations of the algorithm claimed or that they do not contain malware. We shouldn't be linking to malware. --MarSch 15:41, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

(This originated at User_talk:MarSch#ECPP_programs) We shouldn't link to known malware but nobody (AFAIK) has ever mentioned the possibility that the 2 programs might contain malware. I would be extremely surprised if they do. I search primes and have cooperated with both authors. I have great respect for their work on Elliptic curve primality proving. Writing these programs is very hard and there are few potential users. Wikipedia links to lots of sites with programs which are not open source (is there a policy against that?). The lacking source means listing them under "Implementations" could be misunderstood, but I think the sites (which also have ECPP information) should be in external links. They are the fastest and most respected publicly available ECPP programs, and they have both set several ECPP records (no other publicly available program has set any AFAIK). PrimeHunter 16:29, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
By the way, the programs output ECPP certificates (verifiable by other programs) for primes not known at programming time, so they are by definition ECPP implementations. PrimeHunter 16:49, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Re ...Category:Fictional wardens

Hi Jens,

...You closed Wikipedia:Categories for deletion/Log/2006 December 5#Fictional Her Majesty's Prison Service employees. Category:Fictional wardens pointed and still points to the same CfD debate. There is also a Category:Fictional correctional officers which should perhaps be merged with the others.

Thanks for spotting this oversight; Fictional wardens is now slated to be merged with Fictional prison officers and governors. I've also tagged Fictional correctional officers as a {{categoryredirect}} to Fictional prison officers and governors, so this too should soon be emptied. Best wishes, David Kernow (talk) 12:27, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

My As of question

Thanks for pointing this out to me, when the help desk query had already been and gone (relatively) - this was exactly what I had remembered seeing, but couldn't remember exactly where!Garrie 00:52, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Smarandache-Wellin number

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Smarandache-Wellin number, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, or, if you disagree with the notice, discuss the issues at its talk page. Removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, but the article may still be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached, or if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria. —David Eppstein 19:35, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

The Brakes

Thanks for the notification you left on my talk page. Newartriot 02:44, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Truncatable prime

Great work fixing up Truncatable prime. I'd have liked to see footnotes used for the refs, but beggars can't be choosers, and you've certainly improved the article vastly. Thanks for your efforts. --Sopoforic 19:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. It's a short article with short references, and most information can easily be found in several of them. I don't know policy on this point, but I view the OEIS template as an inline citation equivalent to a footnote, but with no need to repeat under notes/references. The OEIS sequences include definitions, the first truncatable primes, the number of them, and the largest. All this information is also in MathWorld, the first in the references section. By the way, my own website has a page about truncatable primes [1], but I didn't reference it. PrimeHunter 13:40, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Humor :) --Kevinkor2 13:33, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Funny :) PrimeHunter 15:42, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
ACK! Bill Gates found out about that page and deleted it! — SWWrightTalk 02:48, 17 April 2007 (UTC)



Thank you for making a report about Konaninakos (talk · contribs · block log) on Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. Reporting and removing vandalism is vital to the functioning of Wikipedia and all users are encouraged to revert, warn, and report vandalism. However, administrators are generally only able to block users if they have received a recent final warning (one that mentions that the user may be blocked) and they have recently vandalized after that warning was given. The reported user has not yet been blocked because it appears this has not occurred yet. If this user continues to vandalize even after their final warning, please report them to the AIV noticeboard again. Thank you. Sandstein 11:59, 22 April 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for the instruction to a stupid newcomer. I did what you tell me to do. I just hope I did right. Sorry that it took me for a while to reply. Thank you again. --Oda Mari 06:19, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. You did it right. PrimeHunter 12:22, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Hi again. Thank you for your check. I'm glad to hear that I didn't do wrong. Still learning.--Oda Mari 14:48, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

What is your problems?

why must you bust my chops the whole time?

      • Reply. I don't read anywhere that you cannot give yourself barnstars. I never linked to any real admins in them - Jimbo and the Jet Set, come on that's amusing. There is no rule against leaving a redirect on your user page. Though several people seem to have disputed the idea since (what policy are they enacting???). As far as I know, I am allowed to archive my own talk pages, so I don't know what your issue is there. I'm too tired to fight, just tell me what I've done wrong. I'm not one for games. CheeseyPuff 21:37, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Please just stop busting my chops OK. CheeseyPuff 21:43, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Those were comments in an AfD discussion, so other editors could see your actions and possibly use them when judging your claims about the discussed article. I have not examined policies about them. My only user page warning to you was for changing articles to all caps (like you just did to this page), and I guess you agree that is inappropriate. PrimeHunter 21:48, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


I live in a shared house, and this user will never ever post under my name again. I suggest CheseeyPuff is blocked to be honest, but is there a way to block my IP without blocking a good account (this one)? Jsc83 23:04, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

The edit in your name was harmless and I don't mind. I don't know technical details of blocking. I think CheseeyPuff and edits by your IP without logging in could be blocked without affecting your account, but I don't know whether the same holds for "prevent account creation". I have no current plans to request blocking of CheseeyPuff at WP:AIV, but I may watch his edits. PrimeHunter 23:20, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your understanding and instruction. Look forward to the discussion on this topic.:-) --Ausples 15:33, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
I have further edited my comments to clear up some language to help better focus on the topic. You're welcome to re-read for interest sake. --Ausples 23:18, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

I have looked at the changes [2] and they don't affect my views. It's original research and it uses a time complexity definition I have never seen before and which is not used in those of your own references I have examined. The definition (to only count memory writes in time complexity) appears strange and of no practical use so I would be surprised if any reliable source has used it. PrimeHunter 02:28, 15 May 2007 (UTC)


I prodded it because it is unreferenced and has been tagged so since December 2005, and no one wants to take the time to do it. Per WP:V If an article topic has no reliable, third-party sources, Wikipedia should not have an article on it. If you would like to put a refence on it, I will put a {{Refimprove}} on it and leave it alone. Jeepday (talk) 01:25, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Small tag.

Thanks so much; I really appreciate the work you put into that. I don't know how I left the tag off, but I'll make sure not to do it again :) Ral315 » 04:17, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes, thanks so much for that :) By the way, did you use anything automated for that, or was it all manual? Cheers, Daniel 12:50, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
All manual. PrimeHunter 20:26, 17 May 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your reference wisdom

PHermans 19:21, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Womanizer

Yeah, someone had to do it. Initially, I wanted to make them into references like so —<ref></ref> — I wasn't sure what to even say in the article to place them as such. The notes and references section should still expand; what are your thoughts? ~I'm anonymous

You're not the only one. {^_^} There are plenty of other fun articles to edit, right? I might get back to that one though. ~I'm anonymous

Thnx for the message :-)

I didn't know on which talkpage you wanted an answer, my page, or yours, so I chose your page, so you possibly will read it. Just wanted to say thank you for your responce to my message @ the helpdesk. I recieved your message (as you can see :-)). Again, thank you for your help :-) --Robster1983 15:25, 24 May 2007 (UTC)


well, sorry if my email bothered you, hadassumed you might want offline discussion. I take no issue with the editting ....--Billymac00 13:35, 7 June 2007 (UTC)


is here. Thanks! Joie de Vivre 12:15, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Brian Reddyb, Rednex

Please stop removing and thereby discounting my involvement in the band Rednex. I find it completely offensive. And if I have developed a cult following amongst people that have an infatuation with my name and therefore decide post it on articles such as that of Saddam Hussein, I apologise, but unfortunately that is out of my control. My involvement in Rednex may have been short lived, but I am credited as one of the initial producers. So stop vandalising the page please and keep Wikipedia factual Brian Reddyb 23:00, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

The name has been added with no source to this and other articles. I have found no source satisfying Wikipedia:Reliable sources to Brian Reddyb being involved with Rednex, while there are sources for the other 3 named producers. I'm following Wikipedia policies as I have explained at Talk:Rednex. PrimeHunter 00:00, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK in Primes in arithmetic progression?

Howdy! I ran across Primes in arithmetic progression on Special:Newpages a few days back, and I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a decent pithy hook to land it in the Did You Know section of the Main Page, without success. Since it's only got a day or two of eligibility left, I figured I'd check to see if you (as the article creator) think there's a suitably short and interesting fact about the topic to be found. If you do, feel free to add it to the June 13 section of the Suggestions page. If not, well, thanks and congratulations anyway for making a solid, well-referenced article on the topic :) GeeJo (t)(c) • 13:08, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 18 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article primes in arithmetic progression, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

-- Well done :) I can't say that I really expect the article to receive many useful edits given the rather esoteric nature of the topic, but it's always better to live in hope! GeeJo (t)(c) • 15:48, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Copyvio (?)

I've looked. The editor does have a conflict of interest (User:Kristinneff) but the website doesn't use the text directly (although the references are the same - but that looks like standard reference formatting). If you find something, then this version is the first version: x42bn6 Talk Mess 22:45, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Ugh, now I see. Quite a lot of the article is copyrighted, now that I look at it - but some of it appears not to be (like the introduction). But since most of it is a copyvio, I guess that it should be deleted, right? x42bn6 Talk Mess 22:58, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Dropped a message at the Wikiproject. I'll watch the page and if it isn't improved soon, I'll {{db}} it. x42bn6 Talk Mess 23:21, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

prime number

I see you like prime numbers. What is your favorite prime number and do you know any prime number jokes? -- Jreferee (Talk) 23:39, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

I search prime number records and my favorite prime numbers are generally those I discover! I mostly search patterns of prime numbers but if you want an individual number then I suppose I like the largest known doubly palindromic prime. There are two prime number jokes I have seen several times. I once added the "2 is the oddest prime" joke to Wikipedia [3] - reliably sourced of course; we are making an encyclopedia. And I have seen many variations of the "all odd numbers are prime" joke. The first hit for me has a long list: PrimeHunter 00:18, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the table suggestion

Thanks for the suggestion. It's not ideal because the two tables have to contain the same number of rows, so I had to cheat a little with "blank" cells. It does the job, and maybe some Wikipedian table expert can improve it. See Baseball statistics#Good statistics. Truthanado 02:18, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

More thanks for removing the empty rows. Truthanado 03:32, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For coming to the rescue and editing these tables without being asked, I am pleased (and very grateful) to award you this Barnstar for going that extra one step beyond. Truthanado 03:41, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Double Fermat number

Since I do not have any reliable source that has information on Double Fermat numbers, I agree that the article should be removed. PhiEaglesfan712 18:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Thank you PrimeHunter for your input and assistance regarding the userbox questions and on the Help desk. There is so much to consider with talk pages and resolution, as individual editors, but also part of being a Wikipedian, aye?? We learn or build to learn together... Thanks. Marycontrary 01:05, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Bell's prime number theorem

PrimeHunter: you are a specialist on prime numbers and what is trivial to you is surely not trivial to most people; anyway, if it's so obvious, did you know it already? I concede that I can't prove that it's by Bell, but surely that's grounds for a rename, not deletion?--Bedivere 21:19, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

where do i go to report 3 RR rule breach?

thanks-- 11:43, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/3RR. PrimeHunter 11:56, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Would you like to be nominated for adminship?

Hi. Thanks for your help on the help desk on several occassions in the past. You seem to have been actively editing and kindly assisting people on the help desk for a while. Your contributions also show that you have a wide understanding of Wikipedia policy and I think that you would be a useful admin. Would you like me to nominate you for adminship? Tbo 157 11:15, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Re.Adminship nomination

Thanks for your reply. In my opinion I think you would be a very good admin. Your contributions show that you can be trusted and the fact that you never seem to jump for the opportunity to gain adminship further reflects this. Please feel free to contact me whenever you feel ready.Tbo 157 11:05, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I just thought you might like to know that although I will not be editing as reguarly as I have been doing in the last month, as stated on my talk page, I will still reply to any messages on my talk page including any messages about your adminship nomination which I am still willing to do if you accept. Thanks.Tbo 157talk 01:12, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
No problem. Happy editing.Tbo 157talk 11:02, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Irregulatiry on AfD

Don't worry, I wasn't going to close it, I was trying to figure out a way to indicate that the previous votes might not be legitimate. I guess I could have worded that better on the Help Desk, couldn't I have? Thanks for stepping in, though. Hersfold (talk/work) 13:18, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Unsourced Claim on Legendre's Conjecture

I removed the claim written on the Legendre's Conjecture page about "A successful proof of Legendre's conjecture would also resolve Brocard's Conjecture", since you removed my claim that "A successful proof of Legendre's conjecture would also resolve the Goldbach Conjecture". You said that my claim was a false claim. But if my claim was false, then that would be enough to imply that the first claim is false.

One source I read said that Opperman made the following claim in 1883:

Proving that there must be at least five prime numbers between pn and p(n + 1) for all p ≥ 3 (this is essentially Brocard's conjecture), would be enough to imply that every even number greater that 2 is the sum of two primes (this is the Goldbach conjecture).

PhiEaglesfan712 20:41, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't know Opperman's work, but pn and p(n + 1) are by definition consecutive primes so there are no primes between them. Removing the original claim is fine by me. It was me who tagged it with {{fact}} [4] because I seriously doubted it. PrimeHunter 21:34, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
I meant between (pn)2 and (pn+1)2. PhiEaglesfan712 12:04, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
OK. I doubt Opperman has proved this would imply Goldbach. It should not be added without giving a reliable source. PrimeHunter 12:25, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Re 'Spaces' on the Help desk

...yes, I did  :( EyeSereneTALK 17:33, 15 August 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your help with the whole 'Glynwood/Glynnwood' thing. I wish the requester would have just checked about the use of one too many 'N's. Do you mind if I keep you as a reference?N734LQ 18:23, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

argh, and thanks

Thanks for fixing the Mapit-AUS-suburbscale template - I'm not quite sure how I managed that one (putting the NOTOC outside the noinclude). At least someone is paying attention :) Orderinchaos 21:00, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Mathematics#Null day (not)

Unbelievable! - Thank you! - hydnjo talk 04:19, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Seeking clarification re Help Desk response

Hi. I'm duplicating this from the help desk in case, like me, you don't always look up. :) It's in reference to the user questioning how to seek a third party opinion and the improper link I gave him.

"Thanks for pointing that out! I arrived at that link by clicking on the "add your dispute here" button. Any idea what I did wrong in formatting my response? Did I just need to include the entire URL? Obviously I don't want to do it incorrectly again. :) --Moonriddengirl 15:13, 30 August 2007 (UTC)"

If you can help me figure out what I did wrong, I'd be grateful. I'll keep an eye on your page in case you choose to answer here. --Moonriddengirl 15:42, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

prime number

and 6 is no prime number

--Arbol01 00:40, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

If p is a prime number greater than 3 then p mod 6 is either 1 or 5 and p mod 30 is 1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, or 29.
This are two independant parts:
  1. If p is a prime number greater than 3 then p mod 6 is either 1 or 5
  2. If p is a prime number greater than 5 then p mod 30 is 1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, or 29

than there exist another independand Dirichlet:

  1. If p is a prime number greater than 2 then p mod 4 is either 1 or 3

--Arbol01 11:29, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't say, that "If p is a prime number greater than 2 then p mod 4 is either 1 or 3" is new.
In germen wikipedia we deleted "If p is a prime number greater than 5 then p mod 30 is 1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, or 29" from the article. --Arbol01 13:54, 2 September 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your work with WP:HELPDESK. Self-explanatory. --Sharkface217 09:41, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Lamest edit wars

Oops - my bad. It was {{Cyprus-stub}}, not {{Cyprus-geo-stub}}. I've spent most of this evening sorting geo-stubs, and I guess I automatically the geo- part. Cheers, Grutness...wha? 15:01, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Good point - I'll contact Stratadrake and apologise. Grutness...wha? 01:30, 7 September 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the help about adding a line. -- Matthew Edwards | talk | Contribs | 06:45, 15 September 2007 (UTC) (reply not necessary)


Hi. I made those edits because I thought that it looked a bit neater that way; I didn't discuss it because I thought that it was a fairly small, maybe even insignificant, change. But if having OEIS as a reference is not the done thing, then I am not going to rock the boat. Happy editing. asyndeton 09:35, 15 September 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar-lightbulb3.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For devising and sharing your ingenuously simple method for previewing notes while editing a section, displayed here Moonriddengirl 18:14, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Because sometimes, really, the greatest genius is in the ideas that make other people go "Why didn't I think of that?" :) I tried embedding a permanent link to the help desk conversation, but the template laughed at me, and I have not technological savvy enough to know why. --Moonriddengirl 18:14, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

It seems to have worked just pasting it into the expanded template. Here's hoping. :) --Moonriddengirl 21:34, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Diff template

It had been vandalized -- I restored to the blank version. If it's not useful, someone else can delete it. NawlinWiki 15:29, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

AS of

Thanks, that's saved me a load of wasted work! Rich Farmbrough, 15:51 22 September 2007 (GMT).


For [5].-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  16:59, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

On Lameness

If one were to relentlessly continue a revert war, by changing Copenhagen to Kóbenhavn (sorry couln't find the right "O"), I would consider them quite "lame". One of these editors in particular, P.P. has taken on the guise of a stalker in so far as my editing is concerned. If you take a peek at it (the talk: Cracow vs. Krakoof (sic) reverting), you'll find the argument of changing the English name of the city to be quite lame. Best. Dr. Dan 19:29, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help

Thanks for your help with the image question I left on the help desk! User:Pedant 23:17, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Distinct primes

Thanks for catching my really dumb mistake.[6] I don't know why I wrote that... silly me.

CRGreathouse (t | c) 17:54, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

re: Chad Kroeger

Hehe. The "test-tube baby" was kind of iffy for me. :) Smokizzy (talk) 04:35, 2 November 2007 (UTC)


i'm new to this thing, what exactly do you do? —Preceding unsigned comment added by New York Dreams (talkcontribs) 22:50, 14 November 2007 (UTC)



Thanks for correcting my absentmindedness here (d'oh). I suppose I need to get sleep more regularly. :p Nihiltres{t.l} 03:39, 21 November 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the workaround help on the merge template. Bill F (talk) 18:02, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Help !!! Please

Good Evening PrimeHunter -

I am trying to help a friend cite an article......I have gotten the references loaded, but I am unsure how to insert them into the article so that the (citation needed) part is gone and it is replaced with a [2] link.

Can you help?

If there is anything I can do to help you help me, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

--SondraLou (talk) 04:25, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

AHHHH - I figured out how to do the citations, but now over half the article is gone. The entire article still appears in the edit my page section, but not in the article itself.....please help me...I don't know what I did.......Hurry please! THANK YOU

--SondraLou (talk) 05:36, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!

I appreciate your help.

Take care and have a wonderful day!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by SondraLou (talkcontribs) 12:27, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


Good Morning PrimeHunter -

Thank you again for your assistance the other day!

Now I was wondering if I can get some advice......What do I do when one of the Wikipedia editors seems to have a personal "beef" with one of the article pages? I got the Marc Ostrofsky page all cleaned up and looking good and Richfife has gone in there and added a section that isn't factual or true. Mr. Ostrofsky has communicated this to me.

I have followed the Wikietiquitte and notified Richfife of this and asked that he remove the article prior to formally notifying WP of the slander.

He hasn't touched the article for Mr. Ostrofsky since 11-11-07, I get it cleaned up and he decides to add the slanderish piece on 11-28-07. If you view the discussion page for Marc's article you will see that he has touched the article on multiple occassions since April 2007 and never felt the need to add this until now.

Do you have any advice for me on how to handle this?

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

--SondraLou (talk) 13:31, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

New user help

Did I mess up the nowiki things here? They were fine before I added my reply...

OK good, they rolled back the db version and the problem is fixed. And there was me thinking I busted everything =P <Karlww (contribs|talk) 19:42, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Screen frozen

My screen was frozen. I could not see my post being received. Thanks. I have found what I need.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTD) 01:41, 4 December 2007 (UTC)


For fixing Rashad Jeanty's page, how do you find out who it is and how to fix it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:23, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for teaching me how to change my username from red to blue. It's now blue. On my user page, I have given you the credit! Bothsidesspin (talk) 00:17, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

I see your user page says that you are Danish. I once visited Denmark. I had a very nice time. I went to a museum and learned that you can change your appearance with toothpaste. One person did this to escape from the Germans in 1940. Bothsidesspin (talk) 00:20, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

RfA revisited

Hoe do you feel now about adminship? I know you previously stated that you don't need the tools for what you do now, which is clearly true for all off us, because if one is not an admin, you can't use the admin tools, and therefore can't take part in admin activities. I could imagine it being usefull for you to have the tools and start contributing in administrative thingies. From your contributions on the helpdesk speaks a strong understanding of most things Wiki. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 16:13, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Just as a friendly note: still thinking about it, or are you not interested? Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 13:07, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Image:AIBA logo.JPG

I don't know whether we want to have both the logos or just the most recent one, so I just restored the image and mentioned it at Talk:International Boxing Association. Regards, Mike Rosoft (talk) 23:14, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I have replaced the image with the new logo; however, the image will probably need to be re-uploaded, because its resolution is too high, and it has severe artifacts from JPG compression. (The image is in JPG format with the artifacts visible even at the organization's website.) - Mike Rosoft (talk) 14:15, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

From Shir-El too...

Regarding the infobox request at [7], I see Fuhghettaboutit has changed to using {{Infobox Artist}} here. See that link for the documentation. And see Wikipedia:List of infoboxes for many but not all infoboxes ({{Infobox Artist}} appears to be missing there). There is no infobox specific to painters. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:00, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you both for your help. I rejected Infobox Artist after a trial because it actively suppressed too much relevant data. From a quick look (i.e. Turner) it seems Infobox Person is also acceptable. I'll be working on this article for several days yet in case anything new crops up. Thank you again, Shir-El too (talk) 20:03, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks man, really thanks

Apparently, many people here woke up really bad-tempered and attack me because I committed a mistake. You never attacked me and you trusted me when I want a new Category. I promise you that I will put many Spanish serial killers on the Category. Now I'm going to sleep but tomorrow I will put many Spanish serial killers on the category. Thanks . I'm really grateful for your help. Kisses my dear Danish and thanks again. Ahmed987147 (talk) 06:49, 15 December 2007 (UTC)


thanks for the tip about pics —Preceding unsigned comment added by Defender of Meese (talkcontribs) 14:20, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

RfA ready

All the best with the RFA. Rt. 18:12, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

RFA removed

I have removed the support :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Helpful One (Talk) (Contributions) 16:00, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Edit counters

Sorry for the disturbance but I thought I could save the trip to the Wikipedia Help desk by asking you here about the edit counters and specifically Kate's and Interiot's including Tool2. They haven't worked for a day or so and Interiot has not edited since July 2007 so I couldn't ask him. Would you know what happened? Thanks. Dr.K. (talk) 18:27, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Dr.K. (talk) 21:02, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks again for the update. Take care. Dr.K. (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 00:05, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for helping me out when i need the help

Rockefeller Center Tree.jpg

Help Desk

Thanks for the help. Merry Christmas. From now on I will remember: REPLY WITH QUOTE only works on other sites.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 18:06, 22 December 2007 (UTC)


No, I did not. This has happened several times already. Some lifeless person has been impersonating me for a couple of months. Thanks for telling me. Happy holidays! --Agüeybaná 21:01, 23 December 2007 (UTC)


A consensus has been reached by your peers that you should be an admin. I have made it so. Please review Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list and keep up the great work. Sincerely, Kingturtle (talk) 23:24, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations!   jj137 23:43, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Congrats!, it really ended on Prime! (the last !vote wasn't tallied) :)▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 23:51, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Congratulations :) Spebi 23:52, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks to everybody who supported me! That was a lot of nice words in that RfA. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:06, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for doing so well, and making my nomination look good ;) Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 11:42, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Well done for becoming Admin PrimHunter, i hope my support for you got counted. SKYNET (talk) 15:12, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Help desk conflict

My advice for a help desk question is different than yours. Notifying you so you can compare answers! Archtransit (talk) 19:48, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


When I said some of wiktionary needed updating, yes. I meant the article of Wiktionary on wikipedia.Kitty53 (talk) 21:23, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Re:About that Image

Thank you, PrimeHunter. I've e-mailed to the site owner and I hope they would correct the error. Beyond this I'm not sure what else I could do. Best regards.--02:17, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you again for trying to help me out with this. I'm afraid it is an error. Sometimes I do Google search for my name because it is interesting how my images are used. I found it by Google on my name. After I hit the link "Animal Pictures Archive: Animal Photo Album - Mila zinkova " (5th image from the top of the page), I've got thisPage. All images at this page except the one before the last one are mine images. If from this link you go to page 2, there are also few images and they all are mine images, which means that this one somehow got to the wrong place. I really wish to return it to the creator of the image as soon as possible. Thank you again for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 02:50, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Jens. I did not see the version with the correct author of the image. I only saw the one with my name on it. I did try to delete the image with my name on it, but it asked me for password, which I of course do not have. I hope that they will read my e-mail and correct the problem. Jens, you are really a very kind person for spending so much time and trying to help me. Thank you for doing this for me.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:23, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Species--The Awakening

I was wondering--if the recreation is a GFDL violation, what can be done until we can get the original back? It's a catch-22 as I see it ... you can't get to the old article, but recreating it is a GFDL violation? Odd ... I only wanted to help. Blueboy96 03:43, 25 December 2007 (UTC)


I edited a page about this as the info on it was factualy inacurate and I was wondering how to prove the information is currently wrong. The problem seem to be around citing the information (aparently emails from Connecting for Health managers and an email from the BBC saying they are updating a news story after I made a fromal complaint about them claiming it would be 30,000 GPs and 300 hospitals is not good enough). With some newpapers reporting information that is wrong, how do I cite facts that I can back up? It very much seems that the article was writen without full facts, or the facts have changed since it was writen. Medicalprivacy (talk) 17:14, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Cramér's conjecture

I fixed the mistake you pointed out. Had I simply added a reference when I added that statement this whole mess could have been avoided, an omission I have now remedied. Shanks was referring not to prime gaps but record prime gaps.

Perhaps due to the lateness of the hour or my slight illness, I have not been able to state this transparently and succinctly, and not at all in mathematical terms. If you can think of a better way to phrase this (with or without symbols) I would appreciate you fixing the article; I'm not comfortable leaving the phrasing as it stands now.

Thanks for noticing this mistake, that could have stayed in the article for ages.

CRGreathouse (t | c) 05:23, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks re the "too many citations" issue

Thank you VERY much for your suggestion :) I'm going to add new sections to the article - and use a lot of the citations as footnote references. That will cut the total right down, and make it look more encyclopaedic and easier to load, etc... :) Happy New Year, and thanks again... Boethius65 (talk) 23:37, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Commenting out categories...

Hi there, and thanks for the help!

My wiki-markup skills are nil, basically (every time I've had to make a report or ask a question, I've had to copy my format from the last person on the page--I know, lame, right??) so I'm much more comfortable, in this case, having you do the job with that Defibrillation vs. User:Owain.davies/Defibrillation issue.

So am I understanding correctly that listing a page in a category is a function of code in the page itself, and NOT on the category page?? So ferexample, to get [[Foo]] to list in [[Category: Words ending in "oo"]] I would link to [[Category: Nonsense-words ending in "oo"]] on page [[Foo]], rather than putting [[Foo]] on the category page??? (Just to give you an idea, I cheated and copied the "nowiki" tags off the original answer to my question. New Year's Resolution #6.02x1023--learn wikimarkup.)

Anyway, if you'd take care of that de-linking, I'd be highly appreciative. I'm not sure enough of myself here yet to be assertive. :) Thanks again....Gladys J Cortez 01:24, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

RE: James Barker AFD talk

PrimeHunter, I replied on the talk page but thought i'd drop you a note incase you didn't have it watchlisted. That 2 types of people comment was poorly thought out, and wasn't intended to be personally directed at anyone involved. My bad and I didn't mean any offense and appologize if I did.--Cube lurker (talk) 02:45, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

terrorist definition

I fail to see any reason for putting a multiple paragraph definition in all these locations when a link to one location, which anyone can pull up and read, should suffice. In general, I find templates produce more troublesome results than they are worth. Hmains (talk) 18:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Great work at the helpdesk!

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Act of Kindness Barnstar
For your invaluable help to users at the Help desk. Great work! cf38talk 20:04, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


Hmm, I checked with IE7 and you are right. I honestly have no idea why, or how to fix it. It ought to be white text on a black background - the "show" is hard for me to see as well, but I don't see where I can change the text color there. Avruchtalk 02:12, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Nifty, implemented. I'm no good at this stuff, I just steal things when I think they look cool and play with it until it works. Avruchtalk 02:31, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

prime signature edit

yes, it illustrates the ability to directly tie two math areas together through the direct use of the signature. The two sequences used, one involves primorials, the other on its surface not having a particular "obvious" connection but it turns out it does ...--Billymac00 (talk) 18:28, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


I installed a beginning Norbert Wallez listing, just to get the experience. Thanks for the help on Spanish and French, etc.Dale662 (talk) 22:00, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Headless Nun

Hi, I see that you have contacted User:Kubigula about his deletion of this article. I have as well. I have also userfied the article at Miramichier's user page and thried to explain the situation to him. This article clearly should not have been speedied, but I am reluctant to unilaterally undo another admins work. Dsmdgold (talk) 04:47, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

List of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps episodes

Many thanks for fixing this; I just couldn't see it! --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 17:41, 14 January 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for taking the time to give thought to my note.

I am going to respond on your talk page, as I don't want to annoy anyone who wants that talk page discussion not to stray too far from redlinks.

My reasoning is that when someone nominates an article for deletion they are really nominating an article with that title for deletion. WP:DEL used to have a table that spelled this out more clearly, but weak content is not supposed to be grounds for deletion, if the topic of the article is something about which a reasonable article could be written.

The title of the article wasn't "Red Mercury (2008 film)" -- it was just "Red Mercury (Movie)". And the topic clearly was notable.

When I said that I thought the nominator had a responsibility to do a web search, which would have showed them that a real film existed under that name the nominator responded (1) that they had done a web search; (2) were aware of the existence of the real film; and (3) they had a good reasons to ignore the existence of the real film and nominate the title for deletion anyhow.

However the nominator: (1) never volunteered what those good reasons were; (2) withheld from their nomination any mention of the existence of the real film.

The way I see it I am not the person who introduced confusion. The way I see it, it was the nominator who introduced confusion -- by withholding the important information about the existing film. I think we should expect nominators to give fair nominations, that don't withhold important information.

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 02:32, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Orders of magnitude (numbers) edits

Hi PrimeHunter (nice name)

you wrote: (Revert last edit. Domino tiling was in correct size order before. This is for dimensionless numbers, sun energy per day is already in Orders of magnitude (energy))

  • good points!!! I didn't realize it was in size order, number 1, and number 2, didn't realize these were dimensionless. I just had so much trouble finding this fact, because first I tried powers of 10, and through 7 or so different pages finally arrived at the orders of magnitude page I had seen 5 months ago. But yes, great revert I must say! Maybe I will add a link to orders of magnitude on the powers of 10 pages.

take care ~ GoldenGoose100 (talk) 03:46, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Wow interesting. By records do you mean you first found them with the research? Disambiguating would be time consuming wouldn't it? Because then I'd have to go and fix all the links to make sure they go to the right spots - All this Whatlinkshere page.... maybe when my final is over I'll do it :)
thanks for finding pages though, I may tackle the job soon. ~ GoldenGoose100 (talk) 06:00, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
hmm... this is all so confusing lol. I guess I've gone towards sciences more, though I miss calculus. anyway, gotta study now, have a good day ~ GoldenGoose100 (talk) 17:48, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Looks pretty good! I guess people like you keep this site running well :)
~ GoldenGoose100 (talk) 04:26, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Help Desk -- Permanent 'Create a new article' link

Hi Prime Hunter, what would you think of putting a permanent link at the top of the Help Desk page that is basically a copy of your standard response to "how do I create a new article"? Noah 20:07, 22 January 2008 (UTC) P.S.: 220996011 - 1

Timeline of artificial satellites and space probes

Thanks for your edit. Rmhermen (talk) 23:58, 25 January 2008 (UTC)


you should archive your talk page.. it's WAY too long.. see here. and thanks again for Chiranjeevi Σαι ( Talk ) 12:12, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Administrator Help

Please have an administrator contact me on my talk page, I have asked multiple times for someone to contact me. As stated in the article on NWS the accusations are false and are being made as a repeated personal attack by one individual who has been banned from Wiki before for making the same accusations . Thanks. swilson2000 —Preceding comment was added at 14:39, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

PrimeHunter - Thank you very much for offering your insight on the NWS article since SWilson2000 has continued to not accept that what is public should be, in one form or another, included in the article. Thanks. Stevie's daycare (talk) 00:30, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

As suggested I'll accept the proposed edit. Although as stated before I am legally bound to not disclose or talk in specifics of the events which also keeps me from revealing the real name of the person that is referenced in the article in which the Charlotte Observer misprinted the persons name. Swilson2000 (talk) 02:02, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thanks for helping me edit my usser page and many other pages. I never would have figgured it out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JDog Powers (talkcontribs) 00:51, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Tyrone Wheatley

I noticed your recent editorial involvement in Tyrone Wheatley. You may wish to comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tyrone Wheatley.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTD) 18:44, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi, is there a chance if you could remove my wikibreak script on my monobook.js from my alternate user, i have posted a request on the help desk but so far there's no response. My Alternate user is User:Terra. Yun-Yuuzhan (talk) 18:50, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Do you just want [8] to be undone? PrimeHunter (talk) 19:03, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes please. Yun-Yuuzhan (talk) 19:11, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Done. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:58, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Terra Terra's talkpage 20:00, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Strong suggestions

I strongly suggest you keep off my page. Sarah777 (talk) 03:03, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Lemme guess; you are yet another Admin - so this is actually a threat? I don't like them y'know. Sarah777 (talk) 03:05, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Btw; not that I should waste my time explaining anything to a 30% guy - but according to Angus-of-the-Terrible-Decision he is reviewing matters. I asked what we were supposed to do in the meantime? No reply - so I reckon we carry on as before till matters are rectified. OK? Sarah777 (talk) 03:11, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Face-grin.svg Sarah777 (talk) 04:02, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Efficient Formatting

Copied from Wikipedia:Help desk#Efficient Formatting:

I see you have piped many links under A in a systematic looking way. Do you want all [[X var. Y]] changed to [[X|X var. Y]], and all [[X ssp. Y]] changed to [[X|X ssp. Y]]? And should the character × be kept in links? If you can give a set of exact rules to always be followed then it would be easy to implement, but it's practical to do all changes at once.

(Doing one more run is no problem but doing many with new rules each time would be time consuming) PrimeHunter (talk) 05:07, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, that would save time doing it manually, but only if you can also delete the original species if it has one or more listed subspecies/varieties, i.e.
As for ×, I think it should stay because it signifies that the species is a natural hybrid.

--♦♦♦Vlmastra♦♦♦ (talk) 18:27, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Belated congratulations

By the way, congratulations on your recent unanimously successful RfA. I was mostly inactive on Wiki in December, and only found out about the nomination a few days ago – otherwise I would've definitely supported you. Amusing that you mentioned that case :-p All the best! CounterFX (talk) 11:27, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

You sure did (manage) ;-) Reddyb happened to be my first case where I needed to collaborate with various other (more experienced) editors (including yourself, Durova, and (later) Flowerpotman) to resolve an issue. I said it's "amusing" (maybe "interesting" would have been a better choice of word) because I didn't think that you (or the others) would mention it as having been particularly annoying too, since I assumed you had encountered worse cases before. And, with due credit, it had been yourself who first shed light on the hoax at the help desk. Regards, CounterFX (talk) 16:13, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


I have used a program to edit Flora of Ohio without manually going through entries. I could adapt it to make italics if you and Vlmastra agree on formatting. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:43, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

That would be fantastic. I was trying to figure out how to do it with AWB, but I'm awful at regex. Plus there's the added difficulty of not italicizing the "ssp.", "var." and "f." bits. I doubt Vlmastra would disagree. Convention requires the italicization of botanical names. Thanks! --Rkitko (talk) 15:10, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
Which "f." bits? Is that something in other articles? I know almost nothing about flora. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:17, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
Oops, sorry. Should have checked the article first. f. indicates a taxonomic rank below variety, which itself is below subspecies. The ICBN regulates this kind of stuff and is incredibly boring to most. I was also going to suggest that the hybrid indicator, ×, be moved a space away from the species (e.g. Nepenthes × alisaputrana instead of Nepenthes ×alisaputrana). --Rkitko (talk) 15:32, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
I have italicized the rest. Changing "×" to "× " would be a simple search-and-replace in a text editor - at least currently where "×" is never followed by a space already. I will let the flora editors decide that (I had no idea what × meant until Vlmastra told me). PrimeHunter (talk) 16:21, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! --Rkitko (talk) 16:52, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


Oh, my apologies, I must've missed that. Sorry for inconvenience. ScarianCall me Pat 13:16, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

My sloppiness, your warning

Thanks for the heads-up, Prime! --Orange Mike | Talk 15:36, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

For directing me to the inquiry regarding Olympic Stadium (Montreal). Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:51, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Section link anchors

Hi, and thanks for your comment on my bot request. You suggested that, rather than having a bot handle the edit I was requesting, I could have just inserted an anchor right before the renamed section. I see your point, I think, but I am not quite sure how that would work. From the page you linked to, it seems like all I'd have to do is put [[#SECTION NAME]] right before it in the article. Is that correct? Will it not show up in the TOC then? Incidentally, it would probably also require a comment to make sure that people didn't remove it because they didn't know what it was for, so I still think the bot was the best option. But I'd very much like to know how to do this for future reference. Thanks again. -Lilac Soul (talk contribs count) I'm watching this page so just reply to me right here! 08:41, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

[[#SECTION NAME]] is the way to link to an anchor or normal section (which has to be on the same page when there is no page name before #). An anchor can for example be created with span like this: <span id="Municipality Reform 2007"></span>. I just inserted that on the line before this section so it can now be linked with [[#Municipality Reform 2007]] from this page, and with [[User talk:PrimeHunter#Municipality Reform 2007]] from any page. Such anchors don't show up in the TOC. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:52, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the explanation. I've tested it and I can make it work, so I've already learned something new today :-) -Lilac Soul (talk contribs count) I'm watching this page so just reply to me right here! 12:29, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

dispute resolution

Hi Prime Hunter. An editor has attempted to use a quote from yourself to maintain a link to a commercial site on their user page. The quote omitted your final line, since restored, and was pasted here. This is to let you know that you were misquoted. I hope you can provide further assistance to the user and help them to understand what wikipedia is, and what it is not. Regards, cygnis insignis 15:43, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


For the re-direct on the Sir Degaré article. golden bells, pomegranates, prunes & prisms (talk) 14:46, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Introduced Plant List

Hello again. I have prepared the Introduced Plant list here if you still feel up to formatting it. Can you alphabetize it with the list at Flora of Ohio? If it is too difficult, I can do it manually. --♦♦♦Vlmastra♦♦♦ (talk) 15:57, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

My Apologies over Warning the Wrong Editor

I guess the warning was a mistake. I am sorry about it. I assure you that I would not repeat this. -Ravichandar 01:36, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


thx —Preceding unsigned comment added by Starship bomber (talkcontribs) 19:34, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

List of classes of prime numbers

Thanks for reminding me. I searched and didn't find it. Lets create a Subcategory for them. Sohale (talk) 20:36, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

y did u rmv german spam text ?

Y did u rmv the text of the spam?
Isnt the header info needed so wiki can trace it? Where did u move it 2?
Answer here. Thx. (talk) 15:26, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Post 1100 categories

I don't think that anything after 1100 was included in the CfD or DRV. Did you see ONiH's comments here about "in Europe" categories? Angus McLellan (Talk) 08:49, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

re:Misplaced Comment

Thanks for the pointer, I realised quickly after I had edited the article 57 page. Fogle45 (talk) 18:54, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Help desk archives

Thanks again. All fixed now. See other replies on my talk page. And thanks, too, for manually fixing all those pages -- what a pain! (I had to fix one tonight, after the "fixed" bot wasn't quite fixed after all, and it wasn't at all pleasant.) —Steve Summit (talk) 04:42, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Searching

Thanks for your comment on context and searching. If you log out of Wikipedia, close out ALL your browser windows and processes (In Microsoft Windows XP)- and use Task manager to close out any unseen instances of Internet Explorer, then start Microsoft Internet Explorer again (any autologin function should be disabled) and go to Wikipedia and search, you will get no context in the search results when you do a search. At least that is what happens for me! T g7 (talk) 05:36, 9 March 2008 (UTC)


Sorry for delay in answer, i was already informed about this, but nevertheless thank you for your notice, and checking the edits of course, it was just couple of test edits, it usually runs in regular namespace. Thank you for your time once again, Best regards ;o) --Dalibor Bosits © 12:20, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

frequentlyviewed=no doesn't work

I am not expecting anything from this, and I am not disappointed as the template shows up nothing odd. More meaning may attach to this in the future. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 01:59, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

top 500! I admit that I would not know, so from now on I wont bother filling ti in then. I was trying to attach some pages to the Maths project, but I have run out of steam at this stage. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 04:02, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Sorry, I obviously didn't read that comment thoroughly. I put a speedy template on the nomination. Basketball110 Go Longhorns! 18:12, 17 March 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for reverting User:'s vandalism to my UserTalk page. I have reverted his vandalism of your UserTalk page, and filed a complaint at the AIV incident noticeboard. --TommyBoy (talk) 03:20, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

He has since been blocked. --TommyBoy (talk) 06:05, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Polygonal number

actually, the proof is quite simple, it follows from recursive definition of n-gonal numbers and pascal's triangle (and can be proven by induction). i don't feel like writing the proof now, but i may do that later if you're still unconvinced. you may also want to note that the relationship is already pointed out elsewhere: Pascal's_triangle#The_diagonals if you still have doubts, please reply, if not, return the article to the previous version.--Ghazer (talk) 02:30, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

in my contribution to the article i wrote: (...)s-th row from the left (or the right)(...) so i DID mean the "diagonals" (if you can even define a diagonal in pascal's triangle), not horizontal rows. actually the term "row" is more appropriate, if you take the definition of "diagonal" from
a. connecting two nonadjacent angles or vertices of a polygon or polyhedron, as a straight line.
b. extending from one edge of a solid figure to an opposite edge, as a plane.
(similar to the definition at diagonal) which doesn't seem to correspond to the rows referred to in the article.
as for the second part, there was indeed a misunderstanding on my part - i mixed them with polytopic numbers, as you have noticed, so thanks for correcting it.--Ghazer (talk) 12:00, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Six Feet Under

The discussion should really have been linked in the move justification then. It's a very silly move - we're talking about a band that has sold <400,000 units compared to an Emmy-winning television show that drew ten times that for its final episode alone, on top of 46 more episodes and DVD sales. A disambiguation page is simply not needed. And the nature of the redirects is that the links still work fine, so it's hardly an issue. Phil Sandifer (talk) 04:38, 26 March 2008 (UTC)


Just to say thanks for help with my password reset! 17:38, 29 March 2008 (UTC)