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Nice find.... easy fix[edit]

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Curation Toolbar absent[edit]

Hi. Have you any idea how we can get the developers to address this issue? Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:52, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't know any way except giving feedback on Wikipedia talk:Page Curation. In my case, I cured the problem by closing the browser window containing the "new page feed" page and reopening it. It might also be good to try a "complete refresh" of that page and a reviewed page (complete refresh being shift-F5 on some browsers I think, and two successive CNTRL-refreshes on Chrome). I haven't been able to recreate the problem today. --R. S. Shaw (talk) 19:04, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
I've tried everything, including asking Keyes to look into to it. For some reason he declines to respond. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:19, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
Actually, you'll note I've now responded asking for a screenshot or any additional information you might have :). In the absence of that, R. S. Shaw, would you be able to provide one? Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 06:33, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
  • R.S., is this now solved? Re your message above that there's been no recreation :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:09, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
    For me the toolbar has been working since before my previous post. I have not seen any further problems, although I have not used the feature heavily. All I can say is I'm not seeing the problem now, and I don't know a way of recreating it. --R. S. Shaw (talk) 05:58, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
    Great; thanks :). Kaldari is also reporting he can't recreate - Kudpung, is this still happening? Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:36, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation newsletter[edit]

Hey R. S. Shaw. I'm dropping you a note because you've been using the Page Curation suite recently - this is just to let you know that we've deployed the final version :). There's some help documentation Wikipedia:Page Curation/Introductionhere that shows off all the features, just in case there are things you're not familiar with. If you find any bugs or have requests for new features, let us know here. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:59, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

food energy[edit]

the phrase I quoted was just an example of the articles problems, the overall tone of the entire page, please either restore the tags or fix the page. (talk) 12:11, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

The quoted phrase indeed had inappropriate tone (and content), and needed to be removed; it was probably added by a young, naive contributor. The sentence containing it had just been added in the edit before your edit which tagged the article, and probably would have been fairly soon removed by someone. Beyond that sentence, the applicability of the tags probably isn't immediately apparent to many people, and so to be effective more details of the deficiencies need to be added to the talk page. Better yet would be to actually make the relevant improvements to the article itself. However, simply burdening the article with boxes at the top demanding that someone else make vague changes to the text of it does not seem helpful to me, and I'm going to decline to deface the article with such boxes. --R. S. Shaw (talk) 21:01, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

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System programming[edit]

I don't see why you reverted my edits here, I undid things that were obviously incorrect. Peter Flass (talk) 00:43, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

OK, I see you got it all fixed. I don't understand what you did, but the result looks good. Ignore these comments. Peter Flass (talk) 01:07, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for the mistaken revert. I somehow misinterpreted the changes wherein one piece of vandalism you had missed I thought you had made. When I saw my mistake, I reverted my revert, and then figured out the right thing needed and did that (what I should have first done). --R. S. Shaw (talk) 01:18, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


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Chromosome edit[edit]

Hello R.S.Shaw, you changed the chart on back to the original. I have no problem with that, but I do have a problem with the numbers on the chart. For example the Y chromosome is listed at 100% of the Cumulative rate, which is impossible. If the listing started with the Y chromosome ( like chromosome 1) the number would be the real value percentage of the combined genes.--Mark v1.0 (talk) 13:54, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

As I tried to say on the talk page, I don't understand what issues you have with the table headings or entries. The Y entry has 100% because it is the last entry in the table; the value is not only possible, but it's required that the last entry in the table have a value of 100% since it completes the cumulative sum.
Now, I don't know why somebody put a cumulative percent into the table; it doesn't seem very useful. A better choice, in my mind, would have been to give the percentage of the whole of the "base pairs" column entry (not the "sequenced base pairs" used now for the cumulative %). --R. S. Shaw (talk) 22:15, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes I think you are correct in writing "why somebody put a cumulative percent into the table; it doesn't seem very useful." The order of the chromosomes is arbitrary, it could have started with chromosome X and Y, so the entire column is pretty much useless except for the first entry. I would remove it if I could, but I am afraid of damaging the rest of the chart.--Mark v1.0 (talk) 13:48, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
I made the cum% to % change (moved % next to base pairs column because that's what it should be, and is, based on). I've done table things like that before, so it wasn't too hard. --R. S. Shaw (talk) 20:13, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the repair. :) --Mark v1.0 (talk) 20:15, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Iron loss listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Iron loss. Since you had some involvement with the Iron loss redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so.

You created the redirected ten years ago, and the main discussion is actually at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Copper_loss, but since you are still active here, I thought I could as well notify you. TigraanClick here to contact me 15:46, 17 June 2016 (UTC)