User talk:Samw

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Care to explain why you reverted my addition to the infant page? You did so without notice nor comment.

Futurama reference[edit]

I am sorry but at this time I have no reference. I will try to find one. For now we can put it in a trivia section. thank you. Sometimesseespeople 16:16, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your Welcome![edit]

All of the community here has been so kind in helping me to become a better member. I just wanted to thank you for your welcome and for helping me to improve my wiki-etiquette. Sometimesseespeople 13:10, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your citation[edit]

Thanks for adding the original source in the camel page update (and to Wotnow for correcting my inexact term). Activist (talk) 08:51, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for the help! That uppercase was bothering me and I had no idea how to fix it. Wikidan829 23:35, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Shears merger into Scissors[edit]

I have put some technical comments at the Talk:Scissors. I assume that someone with experience will do the job. From Scissors - History I have seen that Samw has made a good job to eliminate vandalism from the article Scissors. By the way, why are some people so urgent to vandalize this article Scissors? From Wikipedia:Requests for administrator attention, I found the heading: Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. Comet27 11:07, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikimedia Canada[edit]

I saw that you signed up as a participant. Would you be interested in helping to get the Chapter going? We're seeking approx. 10 members to help out get things rolling. Leave a note on the WM Can page or on my talk page. v:User:Historybuff 18:33, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure if you are already on this list here:
Any feedback that you can give us would be great. Thanks for your support! v:User:Historybuff 22:43, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Upload stuff[edit]

Thanks for the kind note to Upload stuff; I've dropped the deletion tag for now, since we don't want to bite the newbies, etc. I spent part of Saturday reverting spam from Borax, Soap, Window Cleaner ... Wombatcat 02:24, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

unsigned templates[edit]

Hey, you may find the {{unsigned2}} template useful when labelling unsigned comments, as you did at wikipedia:help desk. The template signes a post using information copy/pasted from the article history with the username and timestamp. See documentation on the talk page, Template_talk:Unsigned2 -- Best... here 06:09, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Meetup in Toronto[edit]

Hi, I am organizing a new meetup in Toronto where it will be more convinent for everyone than the current one. Please provide suggestions and feedbacks on the talk page. OhanaUnitedTalk page 15:37, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Toronto Meetup[edit]

Toronto (CN Tower) Toronto Meetup
Next: Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon March 19, 2017 at Gardiner Museum
Last: Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon March 18, 2017 at University of Toronto

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Wikimania 2009[edit]

Toronto Candidate City for Wikimania 2009
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Support TORONTO in its bid to become the host city of WIKIMANIA 2009
Visit m:Wikimania 2009/Toronto for TORONTO's MetaWiki page and help build a strong bid.

In Remembrance...[edit]

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--nat Alo! Salut! Sunt eu, un haiduc?!?! 00:18, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Your proposed merging of Air heater into Air preheater[edit]

Samw, you proposed the above merger back in October but you have not yet entered into the discussion of the merger on the Talk page of Air preheater. Would you please do so? If you are in favor, that makes three of us and I would then undertake the merger. Regards, - mbeychok (talk) 09:04, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Weeping tile[edit]

I found the wrong interwiki and i correct it. it was in the russian version here, sorry for that ... and Happy Editing! --Bassem JARKAS (talk) 06:13, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Why am I leaving Wikipedia?[edit]

Samw, take a good look at my user page. I believe it documents that fact that I have been a long time contributor of good articles related to my many years of engineering experience.

So why have I decided to leave Wikipedia? Because I have grown weary of the revisions made by unexperienced people who think they know a subject when they really don't know it. I am also weary of people who make revisions because they "know better than anyone else". In particular, the actions of one young postgrad student who calls himself Headbomb with whom it is impossible to reason because of his firm belief that he is infallible ... and that he and only he "knows better than anyone else". His attitude has finally been the last straw in making my decision to leave Wikipedia. I am simply tired of trying to reason with the likes of Headbomb.

Goodbye to all the friends I did make here in the past two and a half years or so. mbeychok (talk) 16:41, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I sympathize with Milton. I found Headbomb every bit the PITA that he did. Maybe it's just an age gap, Milton and I are retired while Headbomb is or was recently a physics master's student (though he knew surprisingly little physics for someone doing a master's in it). These days I just step away from articles I'd been previously editing when Headbomb shows up, it keeps the peace.
I must say however that I was surprised by the complete absence of negativity in his BAG nomination. Perhaps no one who voted on that nomination had ever run up against him in editing an article. --Vaughan Pratt (talk) 00:53, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Your addition to Medical prescription[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for finding a ref in the article that I deleted a dead link. I couldn't find it, so thank you for your addition, guess I need to work on my research skills. ;) --CrohnieGalTalk 12:56, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


You welcomed me to Wikipedia a couple of years ago. Just wanted to say thanks! --Macrowiz (talk) 06:07, 24 November 2008 (UTC)


You may be interested in this: Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard#Talk:William_Connolley. Nsaa (talk) 12:40, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Countenance divine[edit]

I have opened an AfD for Countenance divine at WP:Articles for deletion/Countenance divine if you are interested. Tb (talk) 01:26, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 18:36, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Sue Gardner in TO[edit]

It looks like the meeting is on! You said you were interested in attending an informal meeting with Sue Gardner while she was visiting in Toronto, and the plans have been firmed up. The event will be Sunday evening at the Linux Caffe from 6-8 pm on Sunday, Feb. 6.

If you have a moment, please add your name to the attendees list at Wikipedia:Meetup/Toronto/February 06 2011! - Amgine (talk) 03:41, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

April - National Contribution Month[edit]

Good day Samw,

During the month of April, Wikimedia Canada is preparing the National Contribution Month, and we are looking for experienced contributors to organize a contribution day (or half-day) in their region.

Contribution days are activities where Wikipedia's contributors, students, or anybody interested in contributing to Wikipedia meets together to collectively improve a predetermined theme. This meetings generally take place in library where references are easy of access, but can be organized in any communal room. Beside improving articles, a goal of this participatory workshops is to initiate neophyte in the cooperative contribution of Wikipedia.

If you are interested in organizing or participating in a contribution day in your region, communicate witht he national team on the project's talk page. The exact agenda of each local event is left to the discretion of the organizer. Help is available for the organization from contributors who already organized these type of days, so don't be worried. If you have any questions or want more information, don't hesitate to contact us.

Benoit Rochon (talk) 01:04, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of William Borrer[edit]

Hello Samw,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged William Borrer for deletion, because it seems to be copied from another source.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to rewrite it in your own words, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Thanks, EagerToddler39 (talk) 23:23, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Maple Leaf Award[edit]

A Barnstar!
The Red Maple Leaf Award

Awarded for the addition of sourced historic facts to numerous Alberta community articles.
Keep it up! Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 02:46, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Winco Foods controversial edit[edit]

Hello, I can't seem to find direct, non adversarial support for the statement "low cost but superior service " in the cited reference and it appears to be an editorial interpretation of the source. Can you explain the process leading to that summary you added in this edit? Cantaloupe2 (talk) 11:30, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Unless the visitor go back and check the source, it creates an impression that cited source states that. Inference is your conclusion based on materials presented so its original research which we must not be doing. Certain wording can have editorializing effect as well. While hard facts like not providing bagging service isn't likely to get challenged, subjective quantifier like "superior" on a subject quality like "service" is highly controversial. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 13:41, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

May I ask if you're affiliated with this company in any way? The reason I ask is that I'm perplexed by unattributed statement like "superior service" and your use of proprietary lingo like "WinCo Foods Employee Stock Ownership Trust" which again do not appear to be in use by Hoovers source referenced. You acknowledged that the former statement was your inference. I happen to see it as interpretive statement in favor of the company despite it not being directly supported by sources. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 14:05, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Furniture Today[edit]

Back at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Furniture Today you stated you were thinking of creating an article on the magazine. I did that here: Furniture Today WhisperToMe (talk) 23:37, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Samw (talk) 00:21, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Your user page[edit]

Hi Sam, I have history-merged your user page with its earliest edits, which were formerly at User:Samw/old. I also adjusted the date of your first edit. Hope you don't mind. Also, the blog link on your user page is broken now; this version at the Wayback Machine still works, in case you'd like to update it. Graham87 03:21, 6 February 2014 (UTC)


We at Wikipedia love evidence based medicine. You must therefore cited the best available evidence aswell as write in a consistent format. We typically use review articles, major textbooks and position statements of national or international organizations. A list of resources to help edit such articles can be found here. The edit box has a build in citation tool to easily format references based on the PMID or ISBN. WP:MEDHOW walks through editing step by step. The welcome page is another good place to learn about editing the encyclopedia. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a note.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 19:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

That is a primary source not a review article. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 20:12, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Timing belt (camshaft)[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Timing belt (camshaft), has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 12:53, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Naumachia claim[edit]

Hi Samw; sorry but I just reverted your addition to the above; every source I've read on the topic of Naumachiae (as such) gives Caesar's as the first. That said, there were such things as navales pugnae ("staged" sea fights - not devised as public entertainments, afaik, and therefore not part of the whole munera business). The earliest of these was supposedly staged by Scipio A. Worth mentioning, I reckon, as long as we're clear that these weren't actually Naumachiae. The other problem here is your source's misattribution to Suetonius and Dio - should be Livy, according to the googlescholar glimpse I'm allowed of the relevant K Welch article (Journal of Roman Archaeology, 1991), but I've no access to online or paper versions of anything much, these days. If you can track down and re-cite , 'twould be great. Regards, Haploidavey (talk) 17:00, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

No worries; good catch! Samw (talk) 17:04, 28 January 2016 (UTC)