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Launch article guideline[edit]

I've started to implement the moves and mergers neccessary to bring the new guideline into effect. Could you possibly deal with the move of Ariane 5 Flight 501 to Cluster (spacecraft) since that requires the deletion of a redirect with history. Thanks --GW 19:48, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Seems to have already been done! :-) Colds7ream (talk) 21:25, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
User:The Bushranger did it. Could you or he possibly do the same to move GSLV F04 to INSAT-4CR. I'll send him a talkback to this discussion incase he gets a chance to do it first. Thanks to both of you for your help. --GW 21:48, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Done! :) - The Bushranger One ping only 22:42, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Assessment issue[edit]

I have tried to assess two articles today, and found an issue that requires some looking into. The problem is when I went to assess the articles (SSME and Mir Docking Module), the assessment that was shown was of a lower class. The articles, which meet B-class criteria, are being shown as C-class articles. I am unsure of how to fix it. If you could provide some guidance, that would be amazing!--NavyBlue84 14:25, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

I think what that is is the B-class criteria tags haven't been filled in - you have to put 'yes' for entries B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5 before the template will change. The template page has more instructions, I think? Thanks again, by the way! :-) SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 17:34, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
A-ha! I got it now. Thank you for the instruction on how to get it done. At the top of the assessment page is a little tid bit of info I overlooked, that explains how to do it. It was my pleasure to do that. Now that I know how to do that, I will take that one and maybe try to get some more assessments done. It is fun doing it, I don't know why more people don't want to do it!--NavyBlue84 22:27, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, and great news! Hopefully with a few more assessors we can really get that part of the project off the ground (if you'll excuse the pun...)! :-) SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 09:13, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Just one more question for you. When an article is assessed should it be stroked off the list and left for awhile or just remove it altogether? I am not sure what to do about that. Wish I had thought of that pun!--NavyBlue84 16:07, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Ooh, good question - I've just been getting rid of them altogether, but I suppose we can decide when we've decided what to do with the page generally? SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 14:35, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good. I will leave them for now just mark them as done.--NavyBlue84 15:33, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Infobox rocket engine[edit]

Well, sorry for the delay, but I've cleaned up the code for {{Infobox rocket engine}}. I'm very tired, so I'm not sure my eye for its appearance is functioning all that well, so when you have some time, give it a once over (both the template and the /doc page) and see if anything needs to be changed, tweaked, added to, etc. It'll be much easier to do now. Huntster (t @ c) 07:39, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Many, many thanks for that - it's looking so much better, and you've tidied up the code so much even I can understand it! :-D SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 13:56, 22 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi James! How are you doing? I've been gradually finding more free time to contribute here, and it looks I might recover from my unplanned wikibreak soon. The Skylab diagram is still the way I left it many months ago. I'll look into it and hopefully restart working on it in the next few days. Meanwhile I'm glad to see you've got excellent help at the lab with the shuttle engine diagram. Hope you enjoyed your holidays, and happy new year! -- Orionisttalk 07:54, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Ah, marvellous, thanks very much! :-) Yep, did a good job, didn't he? :-D Had a grand holiday period thanks, hope you did too! SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 11:34, 8 January 2012 (UTC)



I read through it once a couple of days ago, and some related material, and will start on it tonight. I will be posting any notes or queries on the article talk page. Chaosdruid (talk) 21:12, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks indeed! :-) SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 21:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
I have done a little more, though still small steps as it is quite technical. Chaosdruid (talk) 19:21, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I was carrying on, but have left a note there as I am not sure about copyright and the source indicated on Information content from the NSTS Shuttle Reference Manual (1988)
Replied on the talk page. SalopianJames (talk) 13:51, 3 February 2012 (UTC)


It needs some modernisation, but we have Template:Infobox rocket stage (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs), which might be better for cases like that rather than modifying {{Infobox rocket}}. --W. D. Graham (previously GW) 13:06, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I know, its a bit of a shoehorning from a template point of view, but it doesn't offer any options in the event there is more than one version of the stage, hence the method I'm using. If we can get someone to sort that out I'd be thrilled! :-) SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 13:10, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I'll modify it when I have some time. --W. D. Graham (previously GW) 13:16, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks very much - I used it on Delta Cryogenic Second Stage, too. SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 13:21, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I need to rewrite the documentation, but it is otherwise done. --W. D. Graham (previously GW) 19:57, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Nicely done, thanks again! Always nice to have up-to-date templates to work with, eh? :-) SalopianJames - previously Colds7ream (talk) 09:26, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

RE: Wikipedia:Featured articles/2012 RfC on FA leadership: Tea[edit]

Smile.gif --Mistress Selina Kyle (Α⇔Ω ¦ ⇒✉) 06:51, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

I think your proposal very worthwhile. While it is unlikely I can be prevailed upon to take a role in advocating for it, I will certainly support it through reviews and submissions if you can find more people interested in participating. I'll go though it in detail in a day or so.--Wehwalt (talk) 17:43, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks very much - I'll look forward to your feedback! :-) SalopianJames (talk) 11:18, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Unblock of MSK[edit]

I don't know how much of that thread you read, but did you miss my comments here? This block was a reinstatement of her community ban as she violated the conditions of her provisional unbanning, and no admin therefore had the authority to remove this without discussion on a community forum. Please reinstate the block, and then, if you feel so strongly about it, seek a consensus at a suitable noticeboard to lift this. Courcelles 14:00, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Can you link to the thread where "her community ban" was decided in the first place? ASCIIn2Bme (talk) 14:30, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Agreed - I find the whole original ban somewhat suspicious, to be honest, so a link to this 'community ban' would be very helpful. Furthermore, I can see no behaviour that is in violation of any unblocking - a bit of lack of awareness of current guidelines (which, following a 5-year break, is to be expected), but nothing meant with malice. SalopianJames (talk) 14:34, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I also see this user being deliberately targeted by a "comedian" and self-styled Defender of the Wiki™ in full knowledge that there would be people around to reblock. pablo 14:46, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
There is a technical name for that. ASCIIn2Bme (talk) 14:59, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Agree with SalopianJames; I don't think that an indefinite block was really necessary, especially when Mistress Selina Kyle erred (a significant err, no doubt, but nothing that couldn't be handled reasonably) rather than did anything with bad intent: while posting to AN/I is very unwise, it isn't breaking any unblock terms per se, and she has been told to keep away from it in future (also, I do not see any consensus to reblock her). I believe that if the AN/I threads had immediately been closed, everything could have been resolved on her talk page, and the issue settled by now. Acalamari 15:03, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Agree with Acalamari. Nuff said, let's move on and deal with real vandals. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:51, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── In response to requests to see where she was banned: discussion about Selina's ban was widespread. See, for instance, the eighth-most-recent entry in her block log, by Dominic (talk · contribs): "04:34, April 5, 2006 Dominic (talk | contribs | block) blocked Mistress Selina Kyle (talk | contribs) with an expiry time of indefinite ‎ (Recent reincarnation confirms this user will never be welcome here: disgusting attacks (ie, Talk:Wikipedia) and incivility, edit warring, and general trolling, see Special:Contributions/Bob,_just_Bob. Consider yourself community-banned.)" and the corresponding adding of her to the List of Banned Users. See also this ANI subpage centered around the last time she was unblocked, throughout which and at the conclusion of which she is acknowledged to have been community banned. This appears to have been an old-style community ban, enacted based on the fact that the community was not willing to see her unblocked. That ban was lifted in the recent ANI thread, provisionally, and was then reinstated by Courcelles yesterday based on her violating the provisions of her unban. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 15:13, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

She has not violated the provisions of the unban! Also, interesting quote from the page you linked: "Every admin has the authority to overturn a community ban. Community bans only last until an objection is raised." I have an objection to the ban - therefore rendering this community ban thing overturned, according to that discussion. SalopianJames (talk) 15:30, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Hm, reading back, I may not have explained the timeline clearly. She was community-banned, as in "no admin willing to unblock" (cf block log). Then an admin unblocked her (cf cthe ANI subpage) and the community revolted and basically declared itself unwilling to see her unblocked, subsuming the previous "default" cban with a standard cban. She was then re-blocked based on that. Then, five years later, the community discussed and approved provisional lifting of her ban. The ban was lifted, then was reapplied based on her violating the provisions of her ban (it appears Courcelles made that decision based on her excessive postings on ANI and her refusal to drop the stick when asked), and then you unblocked her unilaterally. Speaking of which, it occurs to me to ask: how did you happen upon this case? She didn't have an unblock request up when you unblocked her, you don't seem to do a lot of blocks or unblocks, and it doesn't appear you frequent the noticeboards where Selina Kyle was being discussed. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 15:43, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, that seems like a fair summary. However, community lifting of the ban would seem to imply that it's no longer a community ban, IMHO. As for Courcelles' rationale, I simply don't agree with them and see no bad faith in any of her ANI posts. As to how I came across it, she kindly sent me a 'cup of tea and a biscuit', as you can see above, apparently regarding my voting on the current FAC-related RfC. After I thanked her on her talk page, she entered by watchlist, and when I saw the ban on that I did a bit of reading around. SalopianJames (talk) 15:58, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Irrespective of the merits of the original block, the unban, the re-block, or the unblock, an administrator should not be reversing the actions of another administrator without consulting him, or the wider community. James, unless I have missed some discussion where you consulted another editor, it was inappropriate to summarily reverse Courcelles. His block is no more or less valid than yours. AGK [•] 16:49, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, maybe so, although there does indeed seem to be community support. Moreover, considering the block was invalid (reasons given were for a correct reporting of a legal challenge in the relevant place and a perfectly understandable response to personal attacks), and the apparent vendetta that ANI (the place where such a discussion would likely take place) has against the editor, there would seem to be a low chance for a fair and even-handed debate. SalopianJames (talk) 17:34, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I think AGK's point was that the only evidence you have shown for the block being invalid or for Selina having not violated the conditions of her unblock is that you say they're true - what may seem painfully clear to you is not to anyone else, and from the outside what we see is you replacing the judgment of the community and the blocking admin with your own judgment, without even asking either party for an opinion. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 18:01, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Very well - show me where the unblock conditions stated that she could not post to ANI, bring up a WP:LEGAL query in the correct place or inform the community of a violation of WP:PERSONAL and I'll put the block back on, no questions asked. SalopianJames (talk) 18:07, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Please look at the closing admin's comments at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive737#Mistress_Selina_Kyle.27s_unblock_request. --Rschen7754 20:19, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Hi I just thought I should say if you want to maybe have a look at my talk page it might be helpful because a lot of the criticisms you have making I replied to before, they said that if I broke policy I would be reblocked but I was actually trying to follow policy as much as possible to try stop trouble it just had the opposite effect and I'm sorry about that, Newyorkbrad one of the arbitration committee has also made a complaint about the incivility on the boards too if that helps Face-sad.svg I don't know what else I could have done other than not get involved, so I am just steering clear from all that stuff now, if you take a look on my talk page a lot of this stuff is on there --Mistress Selina Kyle (Α⇔Ω ¦ ⇒✉) 20:32, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
    • Admins are not holy cows, AGK, and can err. At the very least, the indef block was way out of proportions, particularly considering that the editor error (if there even was one, which I am not convinced there was) was good faithed, not malicious. James was completely within his rights to reduce or annul it, otherwise the entire unblock procedure becomes a joke if it is to hinge on the consent of the blocking admin (liberum veto, anyone)? And no, I don't support blocking till there is a community consensus to unblock (presumption of guilt). James did good. EOT, as far as I am concerned. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:55, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
In response to the comment regarding the closIng admin comments, I suspect what you're getting at here is point 4, which makes requirements about policies and behaviour. I maintain my above comments that no polices were broken here and no behavioural guidelines were intentionally broken (indeed none were broken at all until a barrage of personal attacks started heading her way), so will not be reblocking based on that. SalopianJames (talk) 20:57, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Policies were trampled over, she committed nearly all the personal attacks that were done, (being critical, even dismissive, ofsomeone's website is a far cry from attacking the person), and your attitude towards summarily reversing another admin is shocking. I was hoping, given you've not touched the block button in nearly two and a half years, that this was merely unfamiliarity with current practice that one admin does NOT unblock without a noticeboard discussion after a declined unblock request and opposition from the blocking admin. WP:BLOCK says "Except in cases of unambiguous error, administrators should avoid unblocking users without first attempting to contact the blocking administrator to discuss the matter. If the blocking administrator is not available, or if the administrators cannot come to an agreement, then a discussion at the administrators' noticeboard is recommended." (That this was a reinstatement of a suspended community ban makes he unilateral unblock more out of policy) Your actions were against both the spirit (and letter, since there was a declined unblock request) of WP:WHEEL. I'm asking you one more time, reinstate the block, and seek some consensus for the unblock. If you're right, it'll be easy to find. Courcelles 22:59, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I see you're a new Arbitrator. I should probably ask your colleague Jclemens to mentor you. His tried and true tactic when blocking someone controversial is to immediately put up a block review thread on ANI, where there will be "no consensus to unblock", ergo the block will stick. ASCIIn2Bme (talk) 00:06, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
You might also want to take a step back. Overturning a block of a Arbitrator is deliberately sticking a finger in the eye of those whose consensus gauging compass has been reviewed by much more than the DramaLamas at AN*. SalopianJames, Admins have been severely admonished (up to and including ArbCom disadminship) for overturning blocks on flimsy consensus. That you overturned a ArbCom member's block is enough to suggest that proceedings may commence in regard to you shortly. Hasteur (talk) 02:32, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
No, this is incorrect. There's nothing special about the status of Arbitrator that makes blocks by one of them - done individually, not as part of the committee - in any way "more important" or "unreversible" than blocks by regular administrators. Being an ArbCom member is not "adminship on steroids" (though there may be some people who think that, but people think all kinds of wrong stuff). The two roles are separate and more or less unrelated. This wasn't an Arb Committee block, it wasn't a case block, this was Courcelles block - and hence, perfectly fine to undo, just like in any ol' cases where there's obviously very little support for such an action.VolunteerMarek 08:09, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Additionally, this Policies were trampled over, she committed nearly all the personal attacks that were done, Courcelles, is ... I'm not sure how to put it, a blatantly false statement (to the extent it even makes grammatical sense - I'm guessing the meaning here). If there were policies trampled it wasn't by Selina but by the person who made legal threats. And the personal attacks where ALL made against her, not by her. Unless it says somewhere that being the subject of personal attacks is a bannable offense, there's no basis to your comment. You have not shown or supported the claim with any kind of evidence. And you are an Arbitrator!VolunteerMarek 08:18, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Findings unsupported by evidence? Who would've thought... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 16:04, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Fair enough, fair enough. I'll put it back and attempt to gain some consensus on the issue, but hopefully the support it gained should mean that is gathered fairly quickly. SalopianJames (talk) 07:57, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

I was about to call you SJ but then realised how that's pronounced... so... James, are you planning to post a thread to AN(/I?) to assess community support for an unblocking? If so, please let me know when it's up, I'd like to voice my support. TechnoSymbiosis (talk) 09:36, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
I have opened a thread at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Reblock of User:Mistress Selina Kyle. SalopianJames (talk) 09:39, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]


kittens absorb hate and turn it into more kittens, there was once a plan to put millions of iron kittens to swim in the ocean and absorb all the nastiness from big corporations, but they sanked :( this kitten is eating more grass because she was told by the mummy cat that it would make her into an iron kitten too

Mistress Selina Kyle (Α⇔Ω ¦ ⇒✉) 04:31, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

good faith[edit]

While per policy the unblock was probably unwise, there are (and remain) only five pillars and you acted within those; so don't sweat the fact that there was a wp-this / wp-that you weren't aware of. Nobody Ent 16:13, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks very much - good to know there are still some editors left who are trying to improve the place rather than get policy on everyone's ass... SalopianJames (talk) 16:16, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

US Orbital Segment[edit]

Hey James, hope you are doing well! I have rewrote the article on the US Orbital Segment, and had it copy edited. I was wondering if you could take a look at it and asses it. It is at a stub level now, but is clearly not that.--NavyBlue84 14:12, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi there! Sure, I'd be happy to - should hopefully get to it today, the weekend if not. :-) SalopianJames (talk) 10:32, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look at it. I am going to work some more on it and get it up to a B class article. Having had another look at it, I found a few more things I can expand.--NavyBlue84 13:45, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear SalopianJames,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

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"rogue" process[edit]

You might be interested in this idea by Maunus. Alarbus (talk) 04:34, 21 February 2012 (UTC)


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Illustration Req: Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster[edit]

Hey SalopianJames,

This is about your request in the Illustration Lab. I edited the mock-up awhile ago, and forgot to relay that to you; then real life interfered (in a good way). I got a new job, and with a few months before that starts, bought a flight to Jo'burg and will be making my way to Copenhagen.
What this means is that I would not be able to finish the request in the next while, but I will try to give it another shot when I come back. I've archived a copy of the Graphics Lab discussion in my user-space, and have placed myself a note in my talk-page to look at it again (likely late-May, but IDK yet). If you have comments about the mock-up, or other info that you come across which you think would be helpful in understanding how the booster is structured, feel free to send them my way. In the mean time, adios, and I'll "see" you in a few months' time!

Regards, Jon C (talk)

Replied on the page you linked, and thanks! SalopianJames (talk) 11:21, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Space Station Module[edit]

I like a new one. Morover it is not Used in ISS Modules.--Monareal (talk) 05:23, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Don't make a new one, improve the current one! If it's not used where it should be, insert it! There's no need for pointless duplication... SalopianJames (talk) 07:37, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
My God!I just got mad of this.Oh!Now I must tell Penyulap!--Monareal (talk) 13:07, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Monareal, don't get mad. You can make a new one, but listen to James. Why not make the old one into a new one, then the places the old one is used will benefit from the new template as well. Tell James the things that you want in the new template, put it on the Wikiproject spaceflight discussion page, he might help you with it, he knows how to fix templates. Penyulap 00:02, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

You penyulap, see Your talk page on 04:51 UTC.I have to adapt to some basis to cool down. I am at 3,971 degrees Celsies--Monareal (talk) 03:50, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Penyulap, My idea of the infobox is in your talkpage . James you too are invited to see it.--Monareal (talk) 07:48, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Request for Skype Interview[edit]

Hello, I'm a student in Jaobar's Wiki-Project Management Class. For our class, we are currently conducting interviews via Skype with various Administrators of Wikipedia. I'm curious if you would like to be involved in this project, and are willing to answer some questions about being a Wikipedia administrator. If you are not comfortable with conducting an interview via Skype, we can do the interview through email instead. Looking forward to hearing from you! Bramson (talk) 15:01, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi there Bramson, I'd be very happy to take part in an interview, however as I've just been deployed to RAF Akrotiri e-mail would be more convenient for me to be honest. Cheers, SalopianJames (talk) 16:39, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

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If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. SalopianJames (talk) 07:15, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

RfC: Are the Category:Wikipedians and its subcategories appropriate for Wikipedia[edit]

There is an ongoing RfC going on at Category talk:Wikipedians#RfC: Is this category and current subcategories appropriate for Wikipedia that you may be interested it. Technical 13 (talk) 12:19, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Missing you[edit]

Hey SalopianJames. I just wanted to let you know that you are missed over on Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight. I was thinking I had not seen much out of you in a long time, and that your formerly thoughtful and helpful contributions were no longer occurring. I see that you have listed yourself as less active (semi retired) on Wikipedia on your userpage.

Anyway, hope all is well. And if you ever decide to get active once again, please say hi, and we'll love seeing you once again on the Spaceflight project. Cheers. N2e (talk) 13:06, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey N2e, how's things? Thanks very much indeed for your kind words, its nice to know folks thought my contributions were useful! :-) I'm hoping to be able to get back to being a tad more involved from December when I rotate off ITU and onto a GP block, although I've been so out of the loop for so long I suspect I'll need a good briefing to get me back in the swing of things! Work is going well, poking many people with sharp pointy things and playing with machines that go 'beep' a lot, but boy does it keep me busy! Hope the project continued well? And yourself? :-) SalopianJames (talk) 21:36, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
Good to hear it. Will look forward to seeing you back in some capacity, when you deem the time is right.
As for myself, still editing quite a bit. Fortunate to have sufficiently low opportunity cost to be able to do stuff I love, in addition to my remunerative pursuits. Still focusing on spaceflight, and especially NewSpace and the (burgeoning?) private aspects of spaceflight after the unfortunate path of a government monopoly on spaceflight during the early decades of orbital space endeavors, as well as general improvement of the encyclopedia through better referencing and citations. Say hi when you come back on, with fewer beeps and needle poking to do. N2e (talk) 01:37, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Human factors: poor design of medical equipment used in hospitals[edit]

BTW, given your background and employment, that made me think of something. Thought I might throw it out to you. The human factors engineering on many of those pieces of medical equipment you mentioned are simply awful. Very unfortunate that product development houses routinely bring these medical devices to market and let the engineers spec out the bells and whistles, without doing really good requirements engineering to figure out all the patient-related human factors. I'm thinking here mostly of the never-ending bells and beeps, incessant sounds that, it seems to me, adversely affect patient rest, and therefore health outcomes, when they frequently serve no useful purpose (e.g., when remote monitoring and remote alarms communicate patient alarms to the medical staff who need to observe/act on the alarm, and all of that could be done without "alarm"ing the patient).

Would be interesting to get your view on the matter. I've had some experience with human factors in product design, mostly through hiring a PhD cognitive psychologist and a Master in Human Factors Engineering folks, and then learning a great deal from them. The main thing I learned is that, although engineers are wonderful, and we couldn't get all the tech we get without them, never let an engineer design your human/machine interface, lest you get a mess like we have with unnecessarily noisy medical embedded systems medical devices. Cheers. N2e (talk) 02:32, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Happy New Year SalopianJames![edit]

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Happy New Year!
Hello SalopianJames:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, Hope you have a great year on or off the wiki. Fotaun (talk) 23:41, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free image File:Salyut7.jpg[edit]


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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 14:34, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Account flags[edit]

Enjoy your retirement! I've toggled off the advanced permissions on your account as you won't be monitoring it; should you return feel free to talk message me directly or post a note at WP:AN to have them reactivated. Best wishes, — xaosflux Talk 04:29, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight: Retirement of project member WD Graham[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight#Retirement of project member WD Graham. WD Graham, formerly operating under the editor name of GW Simulations, has retired from Wikipedia. Please pop on over to offer a remembrance, or thanks, or ... (...maybe talk him in to giving it another go.) Thanks. N2e (talk) 06:08, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Next meetups in North England[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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WikiProject Spaceflight[edit]

Hello! I'm hoping to start contributing at WikiProject Spaceflight and noticed you are a member. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on where to begin or if you could point me to a few articles in need of work, and how I might be able to help out. Thanks in advance! --Aa2432a (talk) 17:29, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't believe SJ has been active on Wikipedia much in the past couple of years. He is (I seem to recall...) a very busy physician in the UK somewhere. And he lists himself as retired on his user page.
I'm a member of the same project, and quite active it seems. Depending on your spaceflight interests, I may be able to help. If so, ping me on my user page, and let me know what sort of editing you prefer to do. There is ALWAYS a LOT to do in improving Wikipedia. Cheers. N2e (talk) 00:26, 3 February 2016 (UTC)