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ARM Cortex-M[edit]

TI Stellaris Launchpad showing LM4F120H (ARM Cortex-M4F) MCU.JPG
Energy Micro Woder Gecko STK showing EFM32WG990F256 (ARM Cortex-M4F) MCU.JPG
Freescale FRDM-KL25Z board with KL25Z128VLK (ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU).JPG
NXP LPC800-MAX Board with LPC812(ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU).jpg

Can we have a new article ARM Cortex-M0 MCU core ? or We could merge ARM Cortex-M3 into a new article ARM Cortex-M - listing all Cortex M processor cores including Cortex M0. FossMCU (talk) 15:39, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, M0 and M4 needs to be addressed, but I haven't gotten around to do anything about them yet. I put the following in all the ARM talk section for discusion.
The popularity of the Cortex M0 and M4 are starting to take off, thus it would be easier to pick some direction before having a bunch of tiny articles. Should there be unique articles for each of the ARM Cortex families? Should there be only 3 major ARM Cortex articles instead, and redirect all sub-flavors to these 3 new articles? Requesting input at Talk:List of ARM microprocessor cores#Discusion for ARM Cortex article overhaul for comments! • SbmeirowTalk • 17:18, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Do you need photos of ARM Cortex-M MCUs for this article. I have few NXP Cortex M3 and M0 MCUs, I can take photos. How about adding MBED image to this article? FossMCU (talk) 12:32, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, all of these articles need more photos: ARM Cortex-M, STM32, EFM32. The MBED photo doesn't show the part number on the IC, so I would say no. Any photos that we include, should CLEARLY show the vendor and part number on the IC chip. I need to find some time to take photos of all my ARM eval boards and chips on them. • SbmeirowTalk • 15:51, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
I will take photos of NXP LPC1114, LPC1343, EFM32 ICs. I also have LPC1343 LPCXPresso , EFM32 TG Starter Kit, MBED development board. The existing MBED does not look like CC-BY-SA. FossMCU (talk) 18:18, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Uploaded [ARM Cortex-M] ICs, LPCXpresso photos. See my talk page. FossMCU (talk) 18:07, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Uploaded ARM Cortex-M4F starter kits photos. Use these for Cortex-M4 section. See photos. FossMCU (talk) 06:46, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! • SbmeirowTalk • 07:25, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Cortex-M0+ dev board photo. Use it if relevant for the article. FossMCU (talkcontribs) 09:15, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Another M0+ board FossMCU (talk) 05:15, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
GNU Tools for ARM Embedded Processors is by ARM Ltd not by Canonical. Launchpad is a platform offered by Canonical for FOSS development. See #1 FossMCU (talk)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I'm awarding "The Special Barnstar" because since I joined Wikipedia, you have helped me a lot. From starting my user page to giving me suggestions, and a whole lot more... the list could go on! Wikipedia should be proud to have an editor like you! Thanks, Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 23:15, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! • SbmeirowTalk • 08:13, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Rollback rights[edit]

I was surprised you didn't have that already. Rollback vandalism when looking at the last diff in the edit history.– Gilliam (talk) 14:53, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Library signup[edit]

Hi Sbmeirow,

Thanks for applying for one of the free accounts at the Wikipedia Library. Your application had been pending since last August because we had more applicants than accounts, but we have just been given more accounts and you have been approved. However, one of the requirements for an account is that you have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia. I need to email you a very short signup form to fill out. Would you mind changing your preferences so I can do that, please? Your email address (and no other information) will be passed on to so they can activate your subscription. If you're no longer interested in, please let me know. Thanks! HazelAB (talk) 18:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC) again[edit]

Hi Sbmeirow, I was just wondering if you'd like to reconsider withdrawing your application for a account through the Wikipedia Library. The rush to sign up has slowed a bit, and there are still some accounts available. You've been approved already, and are active in content creation, so I wanted to check back before actually marking your application as withdrawn. All the best, HazelAB (talk) 13:12, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for asking me again. Withdraw my application for now. I have a big pile of wiki cleanup on my wish list to complete before I really need access. I'll get back to you later this year. • SbmeirowTalk • 23:23, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay, will do! Thanks, HazelAB (talk) 23:39, 25 March 2015 (UTC)


Hey Steve. Do you know what the primary logo for Wichita State Athletics is? I know they use this logo on a majority of their things, including their website. I think they use this logo for some things, but mainly stays with the academics side (I think.) On their Licensing PDF page, they put both under Athletic Marks but don't state what is a primary or secondary. Here, they don't even put the "WSU" wheat logo in the Athletics section. What's your take? I've put WuShock on the main article's infobox until I can figure out what it is. Thanks, Corky | Chat? 01:02, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, no I don't know. You could go to their website and ask a question in their contact area. • SbmeirowTalk • 04:33, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Alrighty, thanks! Corky | Chat? 17:24, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Barnstar for work on US City project[edit]

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Just wanted to let you know that I thought your clarification on the US City project guidelines was thoughtful, and well done. It truly did make the instructions more clear. Onel5969 (talk) 14:35, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! • SbmeirowTalk • 15:18, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Titles in Infobox[edit]

Hey Sbmeirow, regarding to titles (e.g. Dr.) in Infobox university — is there a specific Wikipedia policy or is it just a common thing we do here? Someone has asked me on my talk page, but I don't know the actual answer to that... besides that we've never put them in the inboxes since I've been a member here! If you could let me know, I'd appreciate it for future references! Thanks. Corkythehornetfan 17:19, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Note to self, I responded on Corkythehornetfan talk page. • SbmeirowTalk • 22:55, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Secure Digital[edit]

Hello! A tiny quibble on your tiny edit here: Adding "can" isn't necessary. All SDHC and SDXC cards can switch to low-voltage. "On command", they do. Spike-from-NH (talk) 14:26, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Surface Book has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations! Fstiennon (talk) 15:34, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! • SbmeirowTalk • 19:49, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Recent BAD edit[edit]

Hi there, I saw that you edited the St. James Academy article. Thanks for adding the brackets where I forgot! I guess I'm confused on two parts. What does reflist|30em change from reflist, and why did you state that you "fix[ed] BAD edit[s]"...
-TheCaliforniaKansan (talk) 03:19, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

1) "fixed BAD edit" means I fixed the bracket problem, only meaning there was something wrong with an edit.
2) the "30em" means the width of the columns in the reference section. the wider the display, the more columns will be shown, and it will vary from user to user depending on their display size. in that article, it likely won't matter since the text isn't long enough to get past the infobox, but when it does then it will automatically do it. see Template:Reflist
3) • SbmeirowTalk • 04:01, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Surface Book[edit]

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I understand your thinking, but as the section itself says: "However, etymology – as a modern scientific study of place names – is not a part of the settlement's development through the", so it is not history as such. Where appropriate we should deal in the history section with the names of places, but when the details become linguistic rather than historic, it is inappropriate to deal with that in the history section. I will try different wording to make that clearer. SilkTork ✔Tea time 09:28, 12 January 2016 (UTC)


Yes, banners exist on other pages, but when there is a non conference game in the middle of conference play then you cannot have a banner because the existence of that banner says "everything under me is a conference game", which in this instance is not true. So simply do not have it. Even marking it as a non conference game in the game name column is not acceptable. There are zero pages where that is done so don't do it. So yes, other pages can do it but this page this season cannot do it. Please do not revert it. Bsuorangecrush (talk) 03:35, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

city/town designations[edit]

I disagree with your recent edits to Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Morgan Hill. Check out List_of_cities_and_towns_in_California, which explains that each municipality chooses to call itself a city or a town. While those designations have no legal significance, they matter a lot to the municipalities, as an issue of protocol. Talk to any Los Gatos official about the "City of Los Gatos" and he or she will promptly correct you. These are ceremonial designations that the municipalities take seriously, no different than talking about "the State of California" or "the Commonwealth of Massachusetts". They're worth retaining in the articles. JGriffithSV (talk) 18:36, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, but NO. These articles are about the entire city as a whole, not just the legal government entity. The ONLY reason municipalities use "City of XYZ" is because it's their legal incorporated name, but as I said before, this article is NOT about ONLY just the legal entity. Wikipedia is NOT a legal document, instead it uses common terms, thus why the legal name is not important in the intro section, instead it belongs in the "government section". Almost no one use the phrase "I'm going to the City of Sunnyvale" in conversation, instead they use the phrase "I'm going to Sunnyvale". As I stated before, this is NOT a legal document and it's NOT only about the legal entity, thus it shouldn't use silly legal language in the intro. • SbmeirowTalk • 21:55, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
I fail to see how "City of Sunnyvale" is any different from the City of Los Angeles, the Republic of Belarus, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or the City and County of San Francisco, all of which are written up in exactly the same way. Nobody says "I'm going to <whatever>" in these cases either, yet... BTW, you meant "official name", not "legal name".
Some of those articles may need to be fixed, because they aren't encyclopedic, see • 08:18, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
I meant "legal name", because incorporated cities are "municipal corporations", thus must have some legal name associated to it. The common naming format for most municipal corporations in the USA is "City of XYZ" or other words instead of City in some states. • SbmeirowTalk • 08:19, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
In a few cases the "City of" is helpful in text where the city name is a generic word that could be mistaken when you don't put "City of" in front of it. For example, "City of Industry" in the LA metro area is one of those problem city names, thus is why you hear it called "City of Industry" quite often in the news. The more unique the name, the less important is the need to for "City of" in text or audio. • SbmeirowTalk • 08:43, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
Regardless, even if you're right, you didn't actually move the content to the "government section" on any of the three pages you edited - you just deleted the content. WP:EDIT requires you to try to fix content before simply deleting it.JGriffithSV (talk) 07:38, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
When I did the edit, I felt it wasn't needed in the intro, thus deleting it was my fix. It makes sense for it to optionally be in the "government" section. Since it is the legal name of the governing authority, then it would be hard to argue that it should never be put in that section. I won't go out of my way to add it to the government section, but I now don't plan to remove it from that section either. • SbmeirowTalk • 08:18, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Leith, North Dakota[edit]

I think you misunderstood my edit to Leith. Wp:Lead states: "The lead should stand on its own as a concise overview of the article's topic. It should identify the topic, establish context, explain why the topic is notable, and summarize the most important points, including any prominent controversies'' A majority of people that come to the Leith article will come to it because of the Craig Cobb situation, thus it should be covered in the lead. --Deathawk (talk) 18:38, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Wp:Lead is needed when the article is long and the topic isn't near the top. When I open that article, without scrolling, I can see "White nationalists" in the Table of Contents and I can see the entire text of that section on the screen too. This article is so short that it's impossible to miss Craig Cobb. The duplication of information in the lead is meant for long articles where it's very easy to miss important information further down into the article. • SbmeirowTalk • 06:05, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Per WP:See also and talk page discussion. No redlinks.[edit]

Says 'A bulleted list, preferably alphabetized, of internal links to related Wikipedia articles' and 'The "See also" section should not link to pages that do not exist (red links)' I removed your non link entries in two articles. You either need to write the article or put the list somewhere other than in the See also section of the article....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 23:06, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

uhhhhhhhh, where the heck is the article in question? • SbmeirowTalk • 03:16, 20 March 2016 (UTC)


Hey Sbmeirow - Regarding Cherokee, Oklahoma comments "GNIS "Populated Place" is what is used as the default for all cities in USA articles", I will defer to your far greater experience, but I would still like to educate myself about this and related geographic standards of which I was apparently unaware. Can you point me to where these are documented so I can brush up? Thanks, Jsniessen (talk) 13:36, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Originally, ten's of thousands of USA community articles were created/updated with an automated "bot" program pulling from government databases. From my experience editing USA community articles, it appears that "Populated Place" GNIS number was chosen. If you come across any articles that isn't using "Populated Place", then likely someone manually changed it, and it should be changed back. Though I'm not aware of any articles or documents that talk about why "populated place" was chosen, I do remember there is some Wikipedia edit recommendation to "do things in a similar way across articles", meaning that if a bunch of articles do it one way, then by default you should try to keep it the same, unless a newer guideline changes it. Its not that we can't change things, but we need a good reason to change them. In this case, since ten's of thousands of articles are using "populated place" GNIS number, then we should keep using it to make all articles uniform. • SbmeirowTalk • 21:21, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
As for creating NEW USA community articles and adding NEW infobox to CDP / unincorporated / ghost town articles, I have continued to use "Populated Place" as the default when searching for a GNIS to use in these situations. For ghost towns, sometimes there won't be a "Populated Place" entry in the GNIS database, so I've chosen other GNIS numbers such as cemeteries or churches because it was either use them or use nothing. Though GNIS is pretty good, it isn't perfect, because I've come across a small number of mistakes, and reported them back to GNIS. Most mistakes that I've found are related to buildings and landmarks, and in all situations after I reported mistakes, it did get fixed in the following weeks/months. • SbmeirowTalk • 21:21, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
In general, for editing USA community articles, you should use Wikipedia:USCITY guideline as a high-level reference. It's a basic guide of how to make all USA community articles "look similar". You should use it for all types of populated or previously populated places in the USA, such as cities, towns, villages, unincorporated communities, ghost towns, neighborhoods within cities, and other types of populated places that I haven't listed. County articles are different. • SbmeirowTalk • 21:21, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
When I first started editing articles, I edited communities where I've lived and nearby cities, because I actually had some knowledge of those areas, thus it was easier to add and fix those articles. Over time, I expanded outward to a point where I've since edited every city article in Kansas, plus a large number of unincorporated communities and ghost towns in Kansas, since that point I started watching random cities around the USA to learn how editors are taking care of cities in other states. Outside of Kansas, I'm watching a dozen or more random cities in each state that border Kansas, then fewer in each state further away from Kansas. Every so often, I'll change which cities that I WATCH in other states. The only reason you ran into me at Cherokee, Oklahoma article is that it's one of the random articles that I watch in Oklahoma. • SbmeirowTalk • 22:00, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing that info. I had recently noticed Wikipedia:USCITY - it has a lot to chew on. Jsniessen (talk) 16:26, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

May 2016[edit]

I have no idea why you went across Kansas from county to county adding the exact same unsourced content. I waste hours each week cleaning this sort of spam up from less experienced editors. I'd ask you to remove the numerous identical unsourced history sections you have added until you can find a source. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 08:31, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for slandering me by calling "related edits" SPAM. The source is the wiki-linked articles. You wasting your own time isn't my problem, because you could've came here first and asked me to take care of it without being a douche about it. I can't do it right now, later. • SbmeirowTalk • 14:00, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

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Re: Kansas Department of Transportation[edit]

Sorry, I was being lazy. I've added a new section and moved the ref. -- Kendrick7talk 23:29, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! • SbmeirowTalk • 23:57, 2 July 2016 (UTC)