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Re: Helmet[edit]

Thanks for the feedback (Very very controversial topic guaranteed to cause heated arguments - typified by claims and counter claims that often have no basis in fact). 'Spater --Sf 16:49, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

You're welcome - I just wish I was as good at tracking down sources! Well, you never stop learning... :) – QuantumEleven | (talk) 18:24, July 28, 2005 (UTC)

Requesting comments on template alteration[edit]

Hello. I see you are using one or more of the User instruments templates in your Babel box. Inspired by some recent developments, I want to rework all the templates in there (including ones used on user pages), to make them more like the regular Babel templates. However, I thought I should hear from the people this would affect before actually doing it. Please weigh in at User:Ddawson/User instruments. Ddawson 11:24, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Wiki for Engineering[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your kind award. I am truly touched. JackofOz 10:02, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Same de mi! Dankon!  freshgavinΓΛĿЌ  17:53, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


Your response to "Static Models" on Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science really made my morning. Thank you. :) rspeer / ɹəədsɹ 15:26, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

That's very kind of you - thank you! — QuantumEleven | (talk) 20:47, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Template on Newcomers Help Desk[edit]

Hello! I was wondering - you've been very efficient at copying questions to the Ref Desk when they needed to be. If your standard response ("Your factual question has been moved to the reference desk and is available here.") a template, or are you just typing it in manually?

Cheers! — QuantumEleven | (talk) 09:26, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

I usually type it manually the first time then just paste it, there usually aren't as many as there were today and I was actually thinking about making it a template, haha. Do you think that's a good way to handle those questions? I'm not really that familiar with the reference desk culture so I was somewhat concerned they would think we were dumping questions... Anyway, if you think a template would be good I'd be for it. - cohesiontalk 09:31, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
I don't think we really need a template for this - after all, it's just a line of text with two links in it, it's just as fast to cut-and-paste (or even just type!) a response. As for 'dumping' questions on the Reference Desk, I've been hanging out there for a bit and I don't think it's ever been seen as a problem. Other users do the same by bringing over questions asked at the Help desk or from the Wikipedia mailing list. So I see no reason to stop! :)
Update: I just found a template from the help desk (Template:RD) which points the person asking the question to the ref desk so they can ask it again. IMO, what you've been doing (copying the question itself, as opposed to just pointing the user at the RD), even though it involves a bit more work, is far more constructive, and I think it's great that you go the 'extra mile'. Thanks for taking the time. — QuantumEleven | (talk) 09:43, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that's good to hear about the ref desk people being ok with it :) . I think that template might be a little rough for some of the newcomers, I sometimes worry the idea of their question being moved and answered on another page might be a usability issue, having them pick the category and rewrite it I think would almost never happen. :) - cohesiontalk 10:27, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

History of radar[edit]

Thanks for the reply. I have tried both Radar and radar but neither works for me. When I previewed this entry just now, the heading appears in blue, but when I click on it, it tells me that an article does not exist. Am I losing my metaphorical marbles already, or is there something wrong? 16:20, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

This is very odd indeed. I tried looking at it with both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Neither worked. I then took up its suggestion and tried creating an article called History of radar. The edit page appeared with the full article in it. I saved the article and it now works fine. Thanks but I am puzzled even so. Ever see the Twilight Zone? JMcC 18:37, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

RD:Science revert[edit]

I want you to know that I wasn't reverting your edit to RD:Science. After your comment on Pluto (according to the edit summary), the page went missing. The history was still there, but clicking on your edit came up with a "page not in database" error. I clicked on the previous edit and it came up. So, I saved that version in hopes that it would fix the page. --Kainaw (talk) 14:44, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Location manager[edit]

i've noticed you've removed a link to the Teamsters from the article on location managers.

they are the duly elected representatives and labor organization of location managers on the west coast and as such, a useful link in the article.

i've looked over the Wikipedia:List of policies and don't see any reason why they shouldn't be mentioned.

please cite your source.

thank you.

Seasee 05:34, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

The relevant policy is Wikipedia:External links - specifically, the way I read it, external links should bring additional information on the subject. Having (briefly) browsed through the Teamster's website, they only bring information about themselves (who they are, what they bring to members...), not information about location management itself. Also, the Teamster's Union is a bit too localised for my tastes - if it was an organisation spanning all of the US (or maybe even across the Atlantic or south of the border?), it would suit the purposes of Wikipedia, which is a worldwide information source, much better. So, my view would still be that it should be removed, noble as the Teamsters surely are.
However, rather than doing this unilaterally, I wanted to check back with you first. Let me know what you think. And I just wanted to say that I appreciate that you sent me a message about this rather than unilaterally reverting my changes! :) — QuantumEleven | (talk) 06:53, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
PS Do you know about the Teamsters article? How about we just mention them in the article that way? — QuantumEleven | (talk) 06:56, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
i may not submit very often but at least i like to communicate with those that do when they critique my pages...i know the teamsters are a bit of a strange bedfellow for location managers but considering that the majority of the working feature location professionals are based out of hollywood and consequently, associated with the teamsters, i thought it was pertinent. the motion picture division is mentioned in the main Teamsters article and that article is mentioned in the Location manager article so it is my belief that you might as well cut out the middle man and jump straight to the parent organization but i'll submit to your judgement if you feel strongly about it. Seasee 04:18, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
What do you think of my change? — QuantumEleven 10:25, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
looks good....added the clause "in hollywood" to further distingush them from location managers outside the studio system. Seasee 22:58, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Natural way of commiting suicide[edit]

QE, your excellent answer to this poor person was slightly marred by the link to Samaritans going to the ancient civilization page - not the suicide prevention org, who don't appear to have a page. Wiki-searching for "Samaritans" produced same result. Disambiguation required. MayoPaul5 20:22, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Oops - thanks for pointing that out! EWS23 seems to have found the correct link, though: Samaritans (charity). — QuantumEleven | (talk) 20:27, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Johnny Hallyday[edit]


you've removed the "wikipedia links" I've added to the Johnny Hallyday page.

  1. As he is french, I think it is usefull to have a link to the french side of wiki (I also add a cross link from the french page to the english page)
  2. you should remove the link to the english wiki site from the FR site and the DE site, else there are dead links...
  3. why do you say it is not necessary? wikipedia he there to use ALL informations on one subject; why remove link to other langage?


Vegetarien75 ( 10:23, 24 April 2006 (UTC))

Hi there! I fully agree that we should have links between different language Wikipedias - but that's what the "in other languages" (autres langues) sidebar is for. If you type [[fr:Johnny Halliday]], it's a link that goes into the language sidebar, if you type [[:fr:Johnny Halliday]], it goes into the main text. That's why I removed the in-text links, as the sidebar links were already there. — QuantumEleven 10:45, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Hi! I am very sorry. I didn't know what was the language sidebar. Now I know! thanks. Vegetarien75 14:54, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Pas de problème! — QuantumEleven 15:21, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

My comment on spam from the Help Desk[edit]

Thank you for the kind words! · rodii · 12:51, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanx very much[edit]

Thank you very much for the help with my computer overhaul. I'll be starting soon, so I'll post other questions at the desk if I have trouble, although I suspect I won't.--The ikiroid (talk)(Help Me Improve) 01:36, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Will you rate my article?[edit]

I recently wrote an article, "Oglebay Park/Temp". What do you think? Feel free to edit the article if I made any major mistakes. Fortunately, the "recent changes police", haven't screwed with it yet. Morganismysheltie 23:27, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Why do we have so few engineers as Wikipedians?[edit]

I am trying to understand why there are so few Wikipedians who are graduate engineers. Once I get a grasp on that, perhaps I may be able to formulate some ideas on how to attract more experienced engineers to become Wikipedians. It would be very helpful if you would respond to these a few questions:

  • Are you a university graduate engineer?
  • Please indicate in which of these engineering disciplines you obtained your degree:
    1. Aeronautical or aerospace engineering
    2. Bioengineer or biological engineering
    3. Chemical engineering
    4. Civil engineering
    5. Electrical engineering
    6. Environmental engineering
    7. Mechanical engineering
    8. Petroleum engineering
    9. Other
  • In what year did you obtain your degree?
  • What attracted you to participate in Wikipedia?

Please respond on my User talk:mbeychok page. Or you may respond to me via Wikipedia's email which I have enabled on my User:mbeychok page.

If you would rather not respond at all, that's fine also. Regards, - mbeychok 04:28, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

stupid question[edit]

Just wondering if you saw my response to the "Stupid Question" on the Misc. Ref. desk. Dismas|(talk) 05:20, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Cheers for looking this up! I, for one, didn't know that integrated APUs didn't start being used until the introduction of the 727... — QuantumEleven 07:34, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Audio Codecs[edit]

Just a bump to let you know I replied to your audio codec question on the ref desk: Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Mathematics#Codec_of_audio 03:15, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

me again. Please have a look at [1]. Thank you a lot in advance. Foreigner 11:03, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Downloading Wikipedia[edit]

Hi QuantumEleven,

I had read a Make DIY magazine article from august 2005 that gave step-by-step instructions on how to make a portable encyclopedia using wikipedia and something like a palm pilot. The article is in depth on how to modify the electronic device,(how to add more memory, what software you need to tranfer files from your computer, etc), but it just glosses over how to download wikipedia, basically saying "then i downloaded wikipedia". The article had mentioned MySQL, and Apache but didn't give any details about them. From the wikipedia database download page it mentioned that SQL would no longer be supported, I went to Apache where they have tons of programs and code available to download but i have no idea what any of it does, or what specific program i need. Would MediaWiki work for something like that?

Any additional information you have about this would be great.


you could post a reply here: [2]

Suri Cruise[edit]

Thanks for replacing the Suri Cruise redirect. Much appreciated. --Yamla 15:02, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem, glad to help! — QuantumEleven 16:20, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Ref Desk Spinach[edit]

Sorry the only reason I knew that there was spinach related information in the archives of the reference desk is thanks to my prodigious memory or perhaps tradgic lack of anything else to remember. It took a moment to find and the Wiki search did not seem to find it but will track such info down. HTH MeltBanana 11:49, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Comment on Cannabis Corp[edit]

I agree it was basly written- that was a couple of paragraphs lifted from Cannabis Health, so I re-wrote it and added another reference (it was also reported in Forbes, the NY Times etc.) to make it a lot more clear. It really was a corporation, we really did have a patent, we nearly moved cannabis into Sched. 2 as the source of a legal pharmaceutical, and every time I go to my Harvard Business School reunions it's "Hey, McKinney, what's happening to our Pot Stock!" Somehow I get blocked from the actual discussion board by someone named Mango .. but if you want a copy of one of our annual reports, just drop and e-mail to me at ... Laurence McKinney


thats just what I needed to know, thankyou! Amists talkcontribs 13:56, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome! Glad I could help. — QuantumEleven 14:05, 15 November 2006 (UTC)


Many thanks for the help you gave me to do with uploading images. It has successfully worked! But I can't put it into the article named Lewis Hamilton. I can't work out why. I've tried on the edit page and it just doesn't work. Davnel03 15:26, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Free fall Ref Desk question[edit]

Hi there. I wonder if you'd have time to look back at the Ref Desk question on free fall. Another editor (Edison) has responded (at the very end of the thread) to your reply that an astronaut would burn up on re-entry. I thought you might appreciate being told about that, as he reply seems to deal with the problems you raised. Like me, he pointed at the MOOSE system, which as far as I know is feasible, though I don't think it has ever actually got beyond the drawing board or engineering laboratories. Carcharoth 11:01, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for helping![edit]

You helped me at the New Contributor's Help Page yesterday (here). I just wanted to write and say thanks! It helped a lot! I'm downloaded it as we speak. :)    DangerousNerd    talk    contribs    email   16:59, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

You're very welcome - glad I could help! :) — QuantumEleven 07:55, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Gemini_South_observatory,_star_trails.jpg[edit]

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Your edit to the SI page had an edit summary of:

removed column formatting - not necessary, and it messes up the header formatting)

Uh.... how so? What do you mean by "header formatting?" It certainly can't mess up the section headers, so I assume you mean something else by this...? And what browser are you using? At worst, columns should simply fail to display, a la Konqueror. They should show fine on most other browsers. Anyway, even if you think that columns shouldn't be used here, I'd strongly recommend using ;'s over low-level sections in a See also. This is a trend that's been used elsewhere on Wikipedia, but subdividing the See also section too much tends to needlessly bloat it, and stretches out the Table of Contents unnecessarily. See also sections should almost never have level 3 or more subsections. SnowFire 02:02, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the response. No problem as far as layout; I got the idea to use columns and ;'s elsewhere as well. That said, not showing up at all on IE6 is rather vexing, since a lot of people still use IE6... I wonder if there's some good fix for that? Might have to look into it. SnowFire 02:27, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Reference desk[edit]

I moved your question to WP:RD/C#Alternative earphones with remote and microphone for iPod touch as it doesn't concern science and so your less likely to get a useful response Nil Einne (talk) 17:03, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! — QuantumEleven 07:57, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Strange template in Evernote[edit]

Thanks. Another editor was too quick. I have added a reply to Wikipedia:Help desk#Strange template in Evernote. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion contested: Rod Rodrigo[edit]

Hello QuantumEleven, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I contested the speedy deletion of Rod Rodrigo - a page you tagged - because: The article makes a credible assertion of notability, sufficient to pass A7. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. NW (Talk) 01:30, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for looking over my shoulder :) I have no problem with your contest, perhaps I was overly hasty - hopefully, more material can be added to the article to make the case for notability clearer. — QuantumEleven 10:04, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
No problem. If you ever have any questions regarding patrolling new pages, just give me a note and I will be happy to help. NW (Talk) 22:05, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Joanna Sime[edit]

Thank you for your response and all your help. It is much appreciated.--1111elena (talk) 21:38, 15 July 2009 (UTC)


Not sure how to respond to messages- perhaps this works. Thanks for your contributions to the Scott wiki edit with which I agree. The best verifiable bio source is Hal Conklin's chapter in the Festschriff (see the references). Like Conklin I knew Scott well but I agree 'discussion with the author' isn't a great reference —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alanredux (talkcontribs) 09:26, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Invisible Barnstar[edit]

Thank you for awading this to me... totally unexpected... you've made my day :D PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 12:41, 23 July 2009 (UTC)


I like helping out at the help pages, partly because I like to help, partly because it is a great way to learn the inner workings of the place. I appreciate the barnstar, thanks again.--SPhilbrickT 11:11, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for improving {{NEA}}[edit]

Thanks, I agree it is improved. Sometimes I write something like "please read wp:coi" rather than weaving it into the narrative because I'm not always sure that a new user gets that they should be clicking on every blue link. However, your construction—"Please read foo" helps. I made one other change. Typically, I want it indented, but it was only indenting the first paragraph. I just figured out how to fix that. Thanks for your feedback and help.--SPhilbrickT 11:45, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Barry de Vorzon[edit]

I usually find that when the entire prose text of an article is replaced with unwikified, advertising-cliche-heavy text, that text is copied and pasted from some other website. In this case, the text can be found here. Chubbles (talk) 11:40, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Working on my page according to your advice[edit]

Hey, you recently commented on my question in the new contributors section. I tried working on my page like you said(, and would like to ask you to check it - I hope its better now. I'll try adding more information, and other changes if needed. Thanx. Fuzi12

Henrik's google search[edit]

You appear to have User:Henrik/sandbox/google-search in your monobook.js. It now seems to work in the new Vector skin, should that be of use to you. If so, load the updated code from Henrik's page into your vector.js page, clear the cache, and you should be away. --Tagishsimon (talk) 23:35, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

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Can you help verify translations of articles from German[edit]

Hello QuantumEleven,

Would you be able to help evaluate the accuracy of translations of Wikipedia articles from German to English Wikipedia?

This would involve evaluating a translated article on the English Wikipedia by comparing it to the original German article, and marking it "Pass" or "Fail" based on whether the translation faithfully represents the original. Here's the reason for this request:

There are a number of articles on English Wikipedia that were created as machine translations from different languages including German , using the Content Translation tool, sometimes by users with no knowledge of the source language. The config problem that allowed this to happen has since been fixed, but this has left us with a backlog of articles whose accuracy of translation is suspect or unknown, including some articles translated from German. In many cases, other editors have come forward later to copyedit and fix any English grammar or style issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the translation is accurate, as factual errors from the original translation may remain. To put it another way: Good English is not the same as good translation.

If you can help out, that would be great. Here's a sample of the articles that need checking:

  1. Herta Hammerbacher
  2. Ich hab Polizei

All you have to do, is compare the English article to the German article, and assess them "Pass" or "Fail" (the {{Pass}} and {{Fail}} templates may be useful here). (Naturally, if you feel like fixing an inaccurate translation and then assessing it, that's even better, but it isn't required.) Also please note that we are assessing accuracy not completeness, so if the English article is much shorter that is okay, as long as whatever has been translated so far is factually accurate.

If you can help, please {{ping}} me here to let me know. You can add your pass/fails above, right next to each link, or you may indicate your results below. Thanks! Mathglot (talk) 06:45, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

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