User talk:RexxS

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Carl Nielsen-1928.jpg
9 June 2015
Carl Nielsen made
Main Page history
and you were part of
working for his works!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:46, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Stallerhof[edit]

Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:35, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for helping a red link of years ago! It's featured also on Portal:Germany, - if you have other DYK related to Germany, please feel free to add there yourself, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:44, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Convert precision[edit]

I had no idea precision could be specified for conversions. Thanks for showing me how! (diff)

Out of curiosity, in the article I referenced for Altitude sickness#Causes, the author specified the altitude in feet (70,000') first then meters (21,350' in praenthesis) with meters being roughly converted. Do you think it would be proper to maintain his numbers even though meters are prefered in the Wikipedia article, and his precision and rounding are different? Cartographile (talk) 23:50, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words. Almost invariably, we stick to one convention within an article, so we display "x metres (y ft)" throughout - or vice versa. When the source quotes an approximate distance in the "wrong" units for our article, we can use a feature of {{convert}} that inverts the display; so {{convert|70000|ft|m|order=flip}} displays as 21,000 metres (70,000 ft). The output precision is then estimated from the input units (i.e. 2 sig fig for 70,000). You probably ought to make that change in Altitude sickness#Causes as it might help another editor see how it can be done in future. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 15:53, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations[edit]

There is an RfC that you may be interested in at Template talk:Infobox country#RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations. Please join us and help us to determine consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 14:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Guy. I've commented there. --RexxS (talk) 17:06, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled[edit]

Thanks for asking for allowing me to be autopatrolled too for the English Wikipedia.

Best regards, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 20:19, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome - Gerda Arendt was grumbling enthusing about having to keep marking your work as patrolled :). Might as well make life easier for New Page Patrol as well if we can. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 20:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Interesting that you say grumbling where I said trusting ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:47, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
We call it "reading between the lines". I should have known better and I've corrected my statement now. Mea maxima culpa. --RexxS (talk) 21:17, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
de nada ;) - a lot of moonlight and info in the latest Bruckner compositions, such as Um Mitternacht --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:24, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

This reminded me to ask for the right on behalf of another valuable contributor. Thanks. Alakzi (talk) 21:32, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

WCAG colour compliance in Template:Infobox bibliography[edit]

Could you take a look at {{Infobox bibliography}} when you've got time? I think many of those colour combinations aren't accessible. Alakzi (talk) 22:47, 23 June 2015 (UTC)


Hello little dino. 'shonen add new userbox to 'zilla page. (She pretty interfering.) Fine sentiment, but page look like been pulled through hedge backwards. :-( Also, approve of caps for ROARR, but could caps be emsmallened please? Not meant roaring overwhelm noads! bishzilla ROARR!! 22:56, 2 July 2015 (UTC).

Attempt to de-hedge and unbiggen made. Hope teaching edits adaptable to fine-tune sizes. Dino-hugs: --T-RexxS (rawr)
Dino small but very helpful! Thank you also amusing edit summary! [Bishzilla's laugh, fortunately rarely heard, rumbles through Wikipedia and sends the little users tumbling arse over tip.] bishzilla ROARR!! 10:17, 3 July 2015 (UTC).

Biographies of LIVING persons[edit]

Rex, the message you left on my TALK page is mistaken (or as John McLaughlin would say, WRAWNG!). Karl Ridderbusch is not a living person. He died in 1997. HandsomeMrToad (talk) 00:53, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction. Feel free to scrap my note from your page. You understand, I guess, that we have very strict policies about living people because of the potential for harm to them if we write anything contentious on Wikipedia. Although we no longer face quite the same problem for people who have been dead more than a few years, we still have an obligation to treat them with some sensitivity; and I'd suggest that we will always be better to find respectable sources first before making allegations of the kind you were suggesting. His family, in particular, might find those quite upsetting. --RexxS (talk) 01:33, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Science Conference[edit]

Hi, this is another update on the Wikipedia Science Conference taking place in London on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of September.

  • Booking has opened at just 29 pounds, including lunch on both days.
  • Take a look at the (pretty much final) programme if you haven’t seen it yet. With 18 plenary speakers - three from overseas - as well as the large unconference section, there’s a lot going on, and the Royal Society of Chemistry is sponsoring a wine reception in the evening.
  • We are also in the full swing of publicity. Emails have been, and are, going out to funders, scholarly societies, and university departments, but any additional promotion is appreciated. Please share a link, or tell colleagues in relevant fora. All publicity material for the conference is, of course, freely licenced for you to adapt.
  • After the conference there will be two hackathons: one Cambridge on the Friday, the other hosted by Wikimedia UK in London on the Saturday. These are being led by Daniel Mietchen and Stefan Kasberger. Follow the link for more details.

I hope you’re excited as I am about this event. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 18:07, 6 July 2015 (UTC)