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Proposed deletion of Durell Price[edit]

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-added some (brief) pro playing info on Durell Price. --Qfl247 (talk) 22:06, 2 November 2009 (UTC)


Hey, Q, it's Free. I don't use my wiki as much as I used to, but I'm always glad to see a user who actually knows something applying his or her knowledge. I'm also curious where you got all those nifty panels from your page. You can probably tell that I haven't gotten around to creating a user page yet... and I've been here five years or more! Hope you are well. Free (talk) 17:53, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

RE: No time?[edit]

Sorry about that. My original thought was that the times aren't really needed on here. But after taking your comment into consideration and looking around at other album entries, I have got back and redone all of Rockapella's album pages, adding the track times and writing credits as much as I could. Hope that works a little better for you. :) Nick12345213 (talk) 16:41, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Glad to have you as a fellow editor!--Qfl247 (talk) 04:14, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

New video on Mongolian language[edit]

Hi, I dropped a comment on the video that you put online at Mongolian language. Maily two questions: first, setting. Second, is there a way to embed a translation as well. But see over there (and answer there, not here). Bye, and thanks for the video! (By the way, do you have more such material?) G Purevdorj (talk) 10:23, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Sole markings[edit]

Hi Matt,

I have a few quibbles with some of your edits on the Sole markings page. Firstly, I regard 'sole markings' or 'sole structures' as being the general term for all structures preserved at the base of a bed, including scours, flutes, grooves and tool marks. Secondly the picture of flutes has problems (too much shadow - the exposures were never well lit) but the flutes are distinct IMO from the grooves on the surviving picture. I am aware from previous discussions with various other geologists on Wikipedia that nothing divides us like terminology. I use the terms much as described by Spotts & Weser (1964)[1], but am well aware that others' usage may differ. Mikenorton (talk) 20:37, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

My memory is definitely on the way out, of course we disagreed amicably on 'geopetal'. Mikenorton (talk) 20:44, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

You know, I did some fishing around, and I think you have the more proper definition, though it is confusing. One text of mine I just saw states, "Sole Marks, found on the bottom surfaces of beds, are usually casts or molds of depressions that were formed in the underlying bed by currents ... another class of sole mark is the tool mark..." It doesn't get more confusing than that... I guess then, the page as it exists now should be modified/renamed for Flute Casts, and a new general page should be made for Sole Markings discussing the different types. I do agree that the picture is poor, but I have nothing better in my arsenal. By the way, I just spent today looking through my pictures, looking for examples so I could fill out the red links on the sedimentary structures page, but no luck... I am trying not to create these pages without pictures. Anyways, I do have one question, if this change happens. Is there a specific name for the other side of the flute cast, or does it even matter? Does "flute cast" cover it all? If so, it makes the rename of the current page to "flute cast" easier. -Matt

My first thought would be to expand the current page into an article describing the full range of such structures before trying to make separate articles like 'flute cast', which are bound to be stubs. I'm not against the idea, but think maybe waiting until there's enough content to make a decent length article would be better. Cheers, Mikenorton (talk) 21:18, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. I'll give you the honors, unless you'd like me to do it. First off, I'll fix the sed structure page. --Qfl247 (talk) 21:22, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Short of time right now, two-day meeting and then off to Norway for a week. I'll work on it if I get any time, but don't let me stop you :-). Mikenorton (talk) 22:50, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Glacial Lake Missoula photo[edit]

Excellent photo for Glacial Lake Missoula showing sediments. Appreciate this.

Any chance you can provide more information on the location this was taken so we can say more about the deposition mechanism? Thanks - Williamborg (Bill) 02:00, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

I wish I could remember exactly... I know it was along U.S. Highway 93, north of Missoula, on the way to Glacier National Park, probably before Flathead Lake... I do remember this being distal (i.e. mid-lake) and not littoral, but other than that, I'm fresh out of ideas. Sorry!
Still an excellent photo, even without precise context. Thanks - Williamborg (Bill) 16:04, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Copy edit[edit]

You're welcome, although my focus was simply on tagging some articles (including some of yours) as WP:Geology so they are easy for me to find from the project pages. I am interested in the Missoula Floods, which results in a desire to understand the phenomena as well as the application of the scientific method to understanding these phenomena.

Those of us who aren't geologists appreciate the contributions of those of you who are to keeping Wikipedia technically accurate.

Thanks for your nice additions - Williamborg (Bill) 16:04, 6 January 2010 (UTC)


I have removed Image:NirvanaNevermindalbumcover.jpg from your userpage userbox about Nirvana. The Nevermind album cover is copyrighted, as such, it is used on Wikipedia under the Wikipedia:Non-free content policy for copyrighted images. It states, that non-free images, such as this album cover, do not meet the criteria if it is used in the User namespace (refer to section #9 Restrictions on location). If you like, you can replace the image of Nirvana which is not copyrighted. Thanks, — ℳℴℯ ε 02:34, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Droving image[edit]

Great photo, it has now found a good rightful home. Cgoodwin (talk) 20:49, 22 January 2010 (UTC)


Just dropping you a note to explain that I moved it and why. The article is already crowded with pics, which is why they are doubled up. If you have a screen which is comparatively narrow, it looks as if there is heaps of room for more pics. However, if your screen is wide and shallow, then extra pics or boxes cause great gaps in the text, sometimes a gap of several inches between the heading and the text. This article has as many pics as it can take.

In choosing pics I have been very selective, because everyone who ever points a camera has at least one silhouette shot and everyone wants their own pic in the article. Your pic would be quite beautiful if it was blown up to poster size, but frankly, at a small format, it doesn't add a lot of value because the subject is very small in the landscape. On the other hand, the pic of US servicemen is a famous shot and for very good reason.

I have had a minor edit war because the pic that I really want to use, instead of the swans, is the famous ET pic with the bicycle against the moon, but it's copyright of course, and admin don't think that it is a reasonable use. Ho HUM! Amandajm (talk) 09:38, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Good Call![edit]

I didn't realize the difference between rock fragment and lithic fragment. I started editing a couple articles about sedimentary classification such as "Folk classification". Let me know if I missed anything or messed up something. Thanks! Hamsterlopithecus (talk) 03:03, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Re: Thanks[edit]

Your picture seemed like the best possible way to illustrate the lead of the article out of all the dozens of images there. The two that were previously in the lead were far too technical and almost completely unhelpful for someone new to the subject. To be honest I think the article has been suffering from diagram-itis for many years - I actually first announced my intention to clean it up in 2004 and I'm only getting around to it now ;)

Thanks for uploading such a great illustration of what Geology actually looks like.

Thparkth (talk) 10:57, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Wheeler peak not truly pyramidal[edit]

Hi, Qfl. I reverted your edits to Pyramidal peak because my memory (and the photo you added) is that Wheeler Peak is not truly a pyramidal peak --- a pyramidal peak is formed by glaciers on three sides. Wheeler is in the Basin and Range, so it's shape is partly due to crustal extension (on the west side), and only glacially sculpted on the north side.

Now, I could be wrong about this -- if there is an RS that supports your edits, I would be happy to include them. Happy editing! —hike395 (talk) 15:05, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

No, you are probably right... it is certainly glacially sculpted, but I nor anyone else can show clearly that it is sculpted on all sides. My bad, thanks for the correction!--Qfl247 (talk) 15:22, 26 April 2010 (UTC) P.S. I'm from a little town along the 395... Ridgecrest, California! So in my youth I have hiked many a trail that you have, I'm sure!
China Lake, the world's driest Navy Base :-) —hike395 (talk) 03:44, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Picture cleanup[edit]

Aerial photos often have a lot of extra blue. How it is done: open the picture in Microsoft photo editor or gimp or pixia (etc). in the contract section, change the blue bit first, decrease the brightness and increase the contrast, (just for blue colours). Then for the whole colour set increase contrast, and adjust brightness, auto balance may do this. The picture has a lot smaller size now, so let me know if there are now compression artifacts, and i will try again. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:14, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Will do, thanksQfl247 (talk) 22:18, 21 May 2010 (UTC)


Your photo, WheelerPeak.JPG, is actually a view of Jeff Davis Peak. These two peaks are very close to each other, but are named distinctly. You should correct your photo to reference the proper peak. Famartin (talk) 06:20, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the catch... luckily, in most places, it is easy to change "of" to "from", as I have tried. Feel free to help me out and do the same if you catch another improper reference. There is a little bit of the peak in the foreground, at least, but not good enough... Qfl247 (talk) 13:41, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Trolling/ Sockpuppetry[edit]

I saw enough. I opened a SPI case (Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ --Chris.urs-o (talk) 14:16, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

I have noticed a lot of strange edits, especially from Look2See1 on many goe pages. You will have to forgive me, though, I am new to this process... what should I do to help? Qfl247 (talk) 14:55, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/US40AL-01/Archive (rangeblocked 2 weeks). Case closed. There was a section where other Users can write in comments. --Chris.urs-o (talk) 23:17, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Silly and good edits[edit]

The one about paraboloids was just showing off, and of no use to the typical reader. Your next, "But who really cares anyway? No, I'm joking, fossils are actually really interesting!", was another type of showing off, and also vandalism. Your most recent edit, about index fossils, is interesting and an example of a technique used a lot in paleontology.

The next thing you may need is to add inline citations per WP:V. Producing citations properly can be a lot of work, but I have tools and techniques that can make it much easier. Leave a message at User talk:Philcha if you're interested. --Philcha (talk) 05:57, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

I own you an apology - I got confused about "But who really cares anyway? No, I'm joking, fossils are actually really interesting!", which was vandalism but perpetrated by an IP, not by you. Your editing about index fossils, is interesting and an example of a technique used a lot in paleontology

Altyn Tagh Fault[edit]

Hi Qfl247,

I just created a page on the Altyn Tagh Fault, but on checking the incoming links (to keep the dreaded Oprhanbot way) I saw that you had it on your to-do list. I would be glad to have your input as I struggled to cope with all the various views about the age, displacement rate etc. I was stunned by the Aksai restraining bend, of which I've included an image, almost too good to be true. Cheers, Mikenorton (talk) 22:21, 15 July 2010 (UTC)


Thank you SO much for doing that! I am thrilled, and I have some other literature that I will add to the page as soon as I can. You know, my (now defunct) PhD thesis was studying the NE extent of this offset, known as the East Gobi Fault Zone or East Gobi Shear Zone in Mongolia. (The first abstract here is the completion of it, by another Matt, no relation.) Some papers have extended the feature to the Pacific (as part of the strange tectonics in and around the Okhotsk Plate)! Now that you have created the Altyn Tagh Fault page, it makes it much easier for me to do the East Gobi one.

I know the issues you are facing, and they mainly come from the two contrasting theories for the fault's existence: Continental-scale tear or 'extrusion' feature. This will be another thing I will try and round up and add to the page. And again, thanks! Qfl247 (talk) 03:31, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

You're very welcome. I'm always interested in learning new geology, which very often helps me out in my day job, sometimes a year or more later, but today I found myself talking knowledgeably (well a bit anyway) about the tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau at work, a bit of a coincidence. Mikenorton (talk) 22:11, 16 July 2010 (UTC)


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List of large volcanic eruptions[edit]

Go ahead; with a good bit of work it can be turned over to WP:FL, which would be only our third Featured List (after all List of volcanoes in the Hawaiian – Emperor seamount chain is bound to pass ;) If you need help with guidelines and stuff I can help, though after only 2 projects I'm not the biggest pro myself. I'm not sure but it looks to me like some of it can be cut, as VEI 5 aren't that spectacular (except in the case of human losses and recent history/historical effects). You should start by making a seperate "Refs" section on the edge of the table, and also expanding that Eruption name column into a full-on notes column. Cheers and good luck, ResMar 03:01, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Great! I very much would like the help and would love for this to be a joint project. This would be first venture into the final frontier of writing 'good' or featured articles, which I have not even attempted, because a) most of what I work on is super obscure and/or technical, and b) I have NO idea how to do it. I will try to get started on this by Monday, at the latest. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 06:29, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Don't get carried away, I didn't promise anything just yet. I can mentor you but I'm currently working on Types of volcanic eruptions and a Kilauea collab with Cer. But I'd love to help :) ResMar 15:32, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh, sorry... yeah, it is no rush, and no pressure, but I will post up something this week on the WP:Volc, but I can tell you right now that I will work on this at User:Qfl247/sandbox, if you wanna watch and/or help. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 15:36, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
It's ok, I'll help :) ResMar 17:52, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
"test"! That's perfect! Nominate it! :D ResMar 17:12, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
I agree, go ahead. ResMar 15:55, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
You are rewriting List of large volcanic eruptions, right? Just saying, if you plan on writing another article, it wold be largly redundant. ResMar 23:07, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I am kinda rewriting List of large volcanic eruptions, but that list is too big, poorly done, and I didn't want to obliterate it. It is littered with VEI 5 and 6, which I will not include, along with many poorly understood eruptions with limited data that only make the list cumbersome. Cubic km is THE #1 way to say if a eruption is large, and it is not included. This list will be short and sweet. By the way, I am having some internet issues, and until that is resolved, I will be falling behind in my goals to finish this sooner than later. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 05:08, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Tut tut! Don't be afraid to replace low articles with complete rewrites. In fact, most of the projects I do start out as a sandbox rewrite that I then paste over the original article. ResMar 13:10, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Also, here is something I dug up for Types of volcanic eruptions that you will probably find useful for your article. ResMar 20:05, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
And another link of interest: Volcanic Explosivity Index#List of eruptions. ResMar 23:54, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

I have seen those too, also the Supervolcano and flood basalt have good lists. But again, I am having internet issues, so it may be slow going... QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 01:13, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

It's late here so I can't do anything right now (too tired), but I'm not so sure about completeness, the article there seems a lot longer. (even discounting lv 5 eruptions) ResMar 04:26, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
No prob, no rush... I was actually trying to make it as short as possible, while still including anything over 1,000 cubic km. That's why I have the "for a more complete list" comment at the front. I figure short and sweet, just the big boys, so it does not get too bogged down. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 04:43, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
You should lower the gradient, cause it's still too short. ResMar 21:13, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
I think it should be just a teeny bit longer. ResMar 21:14, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Do you mean I should lower the threshold of 1,000 cubic km? Not sure what you mean by gradient. Two things to keep in mind are 1) several entries on that list represent multiple (similar) eruptions (like Central Colorado volcanic field), which I can expand, and 2) even lowering the list to 500 cubic km (the next reasonable number) adds 28 more eruptions to the list. I am happy to do #1, if you think that would be good, but #2 seems like too much to me. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 21:45, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Just do whatever you need to add 10 or so to the list. ResMar 22:14, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

OK, I did it... better? QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 23:59, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Go ahead and post it. Be sure to remove the tags on the article when you do. List of largest eruptions v. 2 ;) I plan to do some work on your article tommorow, bringing it to standard and the like. ResMar 03:00, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Does it have to be List of largest eruptions? I prefer World's largest eruptions to further differentiate it from the List of large volcanic eruptions. And what do you mean by 'tags'? iIf you mean the tags on List of large volcanic eruptions, then I am going to leave those because I am not blanking that page... in fact, I refer back to that page in the top for a "more complete list", because it includes many more eruptions than this list covers. I know that list is flawed, but I still think it has value, and this list replacing it is not a good idea, in my mind. So, soon, I'll move the list to World's largest eruptions. Sound OK? QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 04:23, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
No, that's a terrible idea; a list of large eruptions is not something you summarize in other articles, and for it to stand you have to run it over List of largest volcanic eruptions. It's ok if it's shorter as much of the content there is not that pertinent, but Wikipedia should not have the same article twice over. ResMar 01:13, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
Re: Yeah, my links were flawed. I'm a bit unsure now what to do. The article is already there in the form of the list, which is larger but of lower quality. I think fistly you should set a low cutoff, VEI 6. Are they all in the article? I think I will edit your article tommorow, adding "General references" and a a very small Refs column to keep Notes uncluttered. Once we get it all nice we should transfer it over the old list, and then we'll see from there. ResMar 01:40, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

OK, I see what you are saying... I was just thinking that the average Joe might want to see a brief list of important or biggest eruptions, but somebody doing a science project might want to look at more than that, might want to see VEI 5-7, where that overload of data might scare off the more casual observer. Plus, the List of large volcanic eruptions has no non-explosive eruptions. Now, I am not arguing that List of large volcanic eruptions is great; it's poorly done, but I think it could be useful with a little TLC. P.S. the cutoff now is VEI=8... adding VEI=7 to World's largest eruptions might make it twice as long, and I'm not sure it is better with it, let alone VEI=6. Well, let me know if there is something I can do, though I start a three-week work stint tomorrow, so time will be more limited. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 02:22, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the info on the alluvial plain photo in Wikipedia.[edit]

Good morning, Qfl247. While reading about Bangladesh, I came across your picture, described as "An alluvial plain located in Red Rock Canyon State Park (California). I just wanted to thank you for including the pertinent pointers to include the slope and the recent erosion patterns. Too many times, I've gone to the photo to get a better grasp of an issue, only to have no identifying notations included. Of course, I'm grateful whenever a picture is shared by people for Wikipedia articles and such, but having a little help like yours is certainly appreciated.

I was unable to find another way to contact you for this, so please erase this from the page, as I know it has no business being here. Sorry :)--Trog69 (talk) 12:25, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

--Trog69 (talk) 12:25, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

No, this is a perfectly good place for your comment, and thanks for your thanks! QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 15:31, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Sea of Cortez gastropods?[edit]

Hi Qfl247, I would very much like to see your video of the sea snails, but when I try to look at it on the Gastropod Project talk page, all I get is the waiting to load icon which never changes into anything else. Can you give me the link to where the video is on Commons? Many thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 12:44, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for asking, but no I can't watch any of your videos, anywhere. I am mystified. I am on a Mac, is that relevant? Is there some piece of software I need to download or something? Invertzoo (talk) 22:12, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm... is it just mine, or can you not watch any vids on wikipedia as a whole? Try this. You may need to download a plugin. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 23:59, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Nope I can't watch that one either, but I can watch all the videos just fine on this Wikimedia Commons page, scroll down here: [2]. Thanks for trying to help me with this. Can you give the the link to the Commons page for your video and see if I can watch it there? Thanks again. Invertzoo (talk) 22:19, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

It is not on commons... nor do I know how to do that. If you know how, feel free to upload it to commons. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 23:25, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

I was able to view the video yesterday evening by dragging it to my desktop and using a new plug in. However I am not sure I can identify either of the snails to species, or even to genus, because it is hard to make out any detail on the images. However the video could perhaps be used in the family article Naticidae, because certainly the snail is a naticid. Invertzoo (talk) 13:48, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Just so you know for the future, it is better to upload files to Commons. That way any project can use them, not just the English Wikipedia. Invertzoo (talk) 14:13, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

OK, I'll put it up on that page and try to think of some other pages. I still have not figured out exactly how to work with commons, I need to get on that.

By the way, I am still trying to sort out why I can't view vids on Wikipedia but only on Commons. I have asked at the Wikipedia:Village Pump and some techies have offered me advice, but so far I am still in the same situation. Invertzoo (talk) 00:37, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Good luck with that... and thanks for reminding me to upload that video finally. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 01:10, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Glencoe volcano[edit]

Google books n Google scholar do wonders ;)

OK... maybe it does, have you checked? There is nothing stopping you from doing so. I'd prefer you to do this if you think something is missing from the list. My first quick look at this makes me think it does NOT apply. There are hundreds of volcanic terranes out there, but the list of World's largest eruptions concerns specific events, something that is hard to discern as a deposit gets older. Most are not going to fit; the list needs large, specific events. If you can find volume, then go ahead and add it to the list... Others and myself will check it for validity. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 12:59, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Goldich dissolution series[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Goldich dissolution series at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Nsk92 (talk) 17:04, 8 August 2010 (UTC)


I've added you to the Autoreview and Reviewer user groups. The first automatically marks your new articles as patrolled on Special:NewPages, and the second lets you review proposed revisions to articles that are protected under flagged revisions. Happy editing! Acroterion (talk) 22:39, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I hope this is not because I did something wrong... QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 00:44, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Not at all. In practical terms it doesn't change much, but I don't see any reason for your new articles to have to be reviewed - they're useful and referenced. Acroterion (talk) 01:14, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Oh! Thanks! Thanks a lot! If there is something specific in geology that needs attention, let me know, and I'll see what I can do!


See my talk page and check your email. RlevseTalk 09:58, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Should have contacted me...[edit]

Shell shock! You should have contacted me, not Dabomb87. After you said you'd be off I assumed by that you meant that you'd be off for a while, and whould contact me when you can back. I can help with the review from here, but as is you did a good job. I warned you about the issue Chris brought up - content forking - but you've handled it well. Please contact me next time! ResMar 02:59, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Oh, sorry about that. I was not aware, and I meant no harm or disrespect. I did post the message on the talk page... Oh well, I would welcome any help now. Sorry, I am new at all this fancy wikipedia stuff... QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 14:19, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
Don't worry about it. I didn't mean to sound discouraging. Anyway, as it stands the article is not quite ready: the raw material is all there but it needs to be refined a bit. I'm punching it into shape right now. It's your first FLC, so its ok :) ResMar 16:03, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
Also, see this. ResMar 16:06, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
Oh, and you may want to see this. ResMar 18:15, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Almost there[edit]

The article is almost there. I've reworked all the references and wrote a more proper lead, and referenced most of it. However, a few parts of the lead still need referencing. Hope you like my improvements :) Cheers, ResMar 22:26, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I was gonna write you a thank you when I got off work, but, I guess I'll do it right now real quick. Thanks! I was gonna reref stuff from specific eruptions for the lead, but you did a great job pulling in even more refs. Beautiful! I will see if there is anyhtring I can do... I've been really busy and tired lately (today is day 20 of 26 days straight of work), and I really appreciate your stepping up and making this article as much yours as mine, though no one owns an article, right? :) Anywho, I'll see what I can do. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 22:31, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Oh, well, I haven't written anything in particular. All the raw material was already there, I've just been refining it :) The Tambora eruption, destruction of large events by plate tectonics, and notes 4 and 5 are the last remaining issues. ResMar 00:45, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
With 3 supports, we stand near the threshold for passing. Just 2 more, 'bout =) ResMar 15:04, 25 September 2010 (UTC)


Sorry, my mistake, I do not know how to fix that except to delete where the "garrison" image appears in the Richard Waldron page, please let me know if there is anything else I should be doing? ThanksRWIR (talk) 19:59, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Honestly, I don't know how to fix it either... for now, probably re-uploading it under a different name is a good start. Maybe an admin can get rid of the first one. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 20:26, 28 August 2010 (UTC)



With all due respect, I feel the annotation of "mudlogger" and the description of his job are both incorrect. The man sitting at the side of the shakers is most likely either a derrickman or a mud man. The mudlogger, by origin, had the job of logging gas in mud and the lithological analysis of the cuttings. This was not done outside as is shown in your photo. I have been associated with mud logging since the days of Rotary Drilling Company in West Texas circa 1947 and am still active today. I have yet to see anyone mudlog in such a manner, having worked in 13 states and 10 foreign countries during my career. (talk) 12:34, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, the person in the photo (red shirt and yellow hard hat) is me, and I am doing a "lithological analysis of the cuttings" as you state, and at this drill site, there was no inside to go to (except for a truck maybe), everything was done outside. In this case, we were not drilling in an area where gas was an issue (at least at this site). So, if you have another picture, you can add it for another example. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 13:17, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

I stand corrected. I don't know how you look through a microscope without a light, but if that is you, I sure can't argue with it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:35, 2 September 2010 (UTC)


Congrats! ResMar 03:43, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Congrats too --Chris.urs-o (talk) 08:29, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Hey, congrats all around... a great group effort! Now I just gotta figure out how to put that little star on my page! QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 13:30, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Special mention =) ResMar 02:08, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
That is wicked cool, thanks for pointing that out to me... we are famous! QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 03:42, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, relatively. This is already my third special mention. Also, muah. ResMar 02:03, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians with science and art degrees[edit]

Your category, Category:Wikipedians with science and art degrees, has been nominated for deletion. See Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2010_October_14#Category:Wikipedians_with_science_and_art_degrees. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 10:56, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the head's up. I'm OK with the deletion, since no one else is in it... QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 13:36, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Abandoned Oil Well Video Correction[edit]

Hello Matt,

I corrected your video description to match the 1300' depth you stated in the video. I cannot seem to alter the 'comment' which still states 215'.

New user, do forgive any breech of protocol.


Tcorourke1 (talk) 23:21, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

I reverted your edit... the water depth is 215', which is correct. 1300' is the total depth, which is not as important. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 03:03, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

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Uploading pics and videos to wikimedia commons[edit]

Hello Qfl247,

Thanks for your comment on my talkpage. Not many do that. I have taken a look at the pics you have uploaded to Wikipedia. It is recommended that all of the media used on the wikipedia-pages are uploaded on the site wikimedia commons. It functions as the central repository of all media of the wikipedias. This can be done with the tool Commonhelper2. It can be found here: Wereldburger758 (talk) 20:20, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Uploaded pictures to wikimedia commons[edit]

Qfl247, I have uploaded your pictures to Wikimedia Commons. There is only one more left and that is your own portrait (I think you should do that yourself). Wereldburger758 (talk) 18:19, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks... will do, a good way to learn. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 04:24, 28 March 2011 (UTC)


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Sea level picture[edit]

Referring to picture: BadwaterSL.JPG

The caption suggests to the reader that a sign is visible. Under normal viewing of the page it is not possible to discern any sign.

As stated in: "Contributors should be judicious in deciding which images are the most suitable for the subject matter in an article. For example: An image of a White-tailed Eagle is useless if the bird appears as a speck in the sky."

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I agree, but I don't know how to fix it! A more skilled user would have to do something that I can't do to make it better. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids 14:51, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

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