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Snakehead (fish)[edit]

Thanks for the suggestion. In order to add a note for other uses, place the words "other uses|article name" between double "{" and double "}" brackets. I have done so at snakehead (fish) and you can see the code if you edit the top of the page. μηδείς (talk) 03:31, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

efkharisto:--Richardson mcphillips (talk) 21:21, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Gmina v. municipality[edit]

You wrote at Talk:Gmina and maybe are interested in Talk:Gmina#Gmina_v._municipality. JelgavaLV (talk) 06:50, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:31, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Monty Hall[edit]

Hi there, I've moved your comment to Talk:Monty Hall problem/Arguments as a more appropriate venue for discussing the problem rather than the article. Please comment there. I've also tried to reply, not sure if it answers your question. SPACKlick (talk) 17:13, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello, please can you tell us there whether this comment was helpful? Would be great. Thank you and kind regards, Gerhardvalentin (talk) 12:35, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes. I replied to that effect directly to SPACKlick (if I didn't, I thought I did!)--Richardson mcphillips (talk) 18:28, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Re two different scenarios, one with two possibilities and one with three - you are perfectly correct that these are mixed up (and those who believe in the three possibility approach actually arrive at the correct answer, but by following logic that is at least suspect if not actually incorrect and very difficult for most people to follow [according to a variety of sources]). There were a flurry of comments on the talk page (my guess is this was TL;DR), but can you comment on the following?
Many explanations address the scenario with 3 possibilities (if I pick door 1 and switch to whichever door the host doesn't open which might be either door 2 or door 3, then I lose only if the car was behind door 1 to start with - which happens with a 1/3 chance). To get from here to the 2 possibility case (I've picked door 1 and the host has opened door 3, so the car is now absolutely certain to be behind either door 1 or door 2) you need to remember that which door the host opens is not completely random. If you pick door 1 and the car is behind door 2, the host MUST open door 3 - so the probability the car is behind door 2 remains the same as it started (1/3). However, if you pick door 1 and the car is behind door 1, the host can open EITHER door 2 or door 3, so the probability the car is behind door 1 gets cut in half which is 1/3 * 1/2 = 1/6. This means you're twice as likely to win by switching to door 2 than by staying with door 1.
At this point it might help to think about what might happen in 300 shows (where you've picked door 1).
How many times (out of 300) will the car be behind door 1? _______
a) Of these, how many times will the host open door 2? ______
b) Also of these, how many times will the host open door 3? ______
Similarly, how many times (out of 300) will the car be behind door 2? ______
c) Of these, how many times will the host open door 2? ______
d) Also of these, how many times will the host open door 3? ______
And, just to be complete, how many times (out of 300) will the car be behind door 3? ______
e) Of these, how many times will the host open door 2? ______
f) Also of these, how many times will the host open door 3? ______
These are the only possibilities, so now we can answer some other questions.
g) How many times (out of 300) does the host open door 3? ______ (the answer is b+d+f)
Of these, how many times is the car behind door 1? ______ (the answer is b)
Of these, how many times is the car behind door 2? ______ (the answer is d)
(and just to be complete) Of these, how many times is the car behind door 3? ______ (the answer is f)
If you've seen the host open door 3, what is the probability the car is behind door 1? ______ (the answer is b/g)
If you've seen the host open door 3, what is the probability the car is behind door 2? ______ (the answer is d/g)
(and just to be complete) If you've seen the host open door 3, what is the probability the car is behind door 3? ______ (the answer is f/g)
Intuitively it makes absolutely no sense that there are only two possibilities for where the car is but the probability for these possibilities are not equal. The bottom line is that by picking a door and seeing which door the host opens you're getting some information about where the car is. The section of the article that talks about this in more detail is Monty Hall problem#Solutions using conditional probability. -- Rick Block (talk) 15:36, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Confusing image in Bonkei article[edit]

You were right - what was that bonseki image doing in the bonkei article? I have posted a brief answer at Talk:Bonseki and removed the confusing image. Sahara110 (talk) 18:33, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

blocked[edit]

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Autoblocked because your IP address was recently used by "XXxX EBOLA XxXx". The reason given for XXxX EBOLA XxXx's block is: "Vandalism-only account".


Accept reason:

This is an autoblock, and should be expired. Please re-post if you're still having problems. Kuru (talk) 14:53, 22 November 2014 (UTC)


I thought if I logged in I wouldn't have this problem. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 17:03, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

No, the autoblock is off, but I wonder about the value of having an account if this happens. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 04:33, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Most tactics to reduce disruptive editing from a specific location target "anonymous" editors, that is, those who edit without creating an account. In some cases, much more rare, blocks and protections can be "hardened" to impact even those who are logged in. Unfortunately, the system places an "autoblock" for 24ish hours on the underlying IP of an account which is blocked (like Mr. Ebola), and this is effectively a hard block. If you're using a school or other IP that is heavily shared, this can happen from time to time. Usually these unblocks are resolved very, very quickly; I apologize that you had to wait so long for resolution. Kuru (talk) 14:09, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. No problem, not unduly long, I just didn't realize there was such a ting as a hard block. Again, thanks. Richardson mcphillips (talk) 03:41, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Iryna Harpy (talk) 01:52, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Discretionary sanctions[edit]

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-- haminoon (talk) 02:39, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

First, the page you removed my comment from was a talk page, not an article page. Second, the article page is not about transgender issues. To quote the policy you posted, "The Arbitration Committee has authorised discretionary sanctions to be used for pages regarding transgender issues and paraphilia classification (e.g. hebephilia), a topic which you have edited." This is not applicable.Richardson mcphillips (talk) 16:25, 4 June 2015 (UTC)