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Broken link to honey image[edit]

Hi Shoefly, I looked for the image in this and the German wikipedia and could not find it. I suspect the image has been deleted, possibly for coypright problems, or maybe the uploader was just mad about something (as s ometimes happens). My understanding is that images cannot be restored after deletion, so probably the best thing is to find another image. If you were the uploader, it must have glitched at uploading, or the link is misspelled. Pollinat or 21:32, Jan 18, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the help. I actually found out that the problem was the use of .JPG instead of .jpg.

toxicity to bees[edit]

Hey shoefly, your article on pesticides and bees is great! Can you please contribute some to the Pesti cide article? You seem to know a ton about the chemical classifications of pesticides, and we could really use some information about that on the Pesticide page. Thanks! Bonus Onus 04:03, Mar 10, 2005 (UTC)

cool, thanks for the edit. looks good. Bonus Onus 16:49, Mar 12, 2005 (UTC)

Mite and Acarology[edit]

Hi. Are you planning on building the Acarology article? If yes, then I'll not touch the wikilink you set up for this term in the Mite article. If you aren't planning on this, then I'd like to remove the wikilink as it creates a self-reference, linking through the redirect from this term back to the Mite article.

Thanks for the information.

Courtland 12:55, 2005 Mar 19 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion: Gigantour[edit]

If you're going to nominate an article as a candidate for speedy deletion, it might be a good idea to read the Talk page first. The article is not self-promotion or advertisement, and the Gigantour is a legitimate event much like Big Day Out or Lollapalooza which all deserve articles. It might also be an idea to read this discussion. Flag of Australia.svg plattopusis this thing on? 15:50, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)

For your information, I have requested assistance to get this article undeleted. Flag of Australia.svg plattopusis this thing on? 16:16, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)


Dadant hybrid bees[edit]

Hi,

Do you happen to know whether any bee supply companies are currently providing artificially inseminated queens, advertising their queens as "hybrid" (actually I guess it would be the progeny that are hybrids)? I used to get hybrid queens from A. I. Root in Medina, Ohio. I believe they are out of business now, no? Thanks. P0M 04:30, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I didn't actually want any, I just found it interesting that the old-time commercial suppliers seem to have left the field.

I visited A.I. Root's plant in the mid 50s and found one thing quite interesting. The ladies who inserted the sheets of tissue paper between the sheets of wax did it entirely by feel, it seemed. Most of them had a paperback novel suspended in front of them which they read while they chatted and their hands moved on what seemed to be complete auto-pilot. They had quite a business in those days supplying artificially inseminated queens. Later I went to college and lost contact with the business. I never was sure that the Root queens produced workers that were as gentle as advertised. They stung me plenty. P0M 01:24, 7 September 2005 (UTC)e

Stingers[edit]

Could I ask why you deleted the section on stingers from the honeybee article? DS 01:02, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

It is not deleted just made a new article "bee sting". Shoefly 01:11, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

Speedy delete on Data pages for chemical compounds[edit]

Hi,

I noticed that you moved all of the supplementary data on toluene on to the main page, and posted a speedy delete for the data page. I have reverted this, after noting that the page was incorrectly named; I have moved it to the correct new name of toluene (data page). The data page for chemical compounds is a standard part of the infobox, this is our way at WP:Chem of keeping less important data available but out of the main article (the article on toluene gets a lot of users, I believe). By moving the data tables to the main article space the article begins to look like a set of data tables rather than an encyclopedia. This policy (data pages) was the result of about one month of extensive peer review at the WikiProject, so please don't speedy delete such pages without first posting something on the relevant talk page. If you think the policy on data pages is wrong, please raise the subject with the relevant WikiProjects. Walkerma 04:25, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for yesterday's reply on my talk page. Hey, that's an interesting idea you're trying out on acetone, adding the data page to the "see also" section! We had a long debate about making the link to it obvious without it spoiling the look of the page. Now we'll see if one of my colleagues from WP:Chem reverts it....! Cheers, Walkerma 05:38, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Buffer overflow peer-review[edit]

Hey, looking for reviewers for this article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Peer_review/Buffer_overflow

It would be great to have lots of input from different sources. - Tompsci 19:11, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Request for edit summary[edit]

Thank you for your contributions. And I have a request. I would like to ask you, if possible, to use edit summaries more often when you contribute. An edit summary helps others understand what you changed when checking the watchlist or the recent changes, and often times complements studying the diff. Think of it as the "Subject:" line in an email. I hope you don't mind. :) Cheers – Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 23:45, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Bees, bees and more bees[edit]

Hi Shoefly!

Please have a look at Queen bee and try not to be cross! I haven't lost any of the copy at all, but I've put all the rellevant material under one heading, because this is an encyclopedia, not a dictionary. I figured that if someone (me, perhaps) wants to know about bees, then they don't want to have to look up four different articles just to find out about one topic, namely queen bees.

I think that if all the articles on Honey bee were put together, it would probably be much too long as there is a lot of information there. On the other hand, I think that possibly three articles on Honeybees, plus another on honey and another on beeswax would be preferable to about twenty seperate articles, some of which are only a few lines long. At this point in time, I haven't deleted the material from the other articles, just copied it all to Queen bee. Can you take a look?

--Amandajm 09:34, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

And more bees...[edit]

Hi - I've just set up Wikipedia:WikiProject Beekeeping, and was wondering if you'd like to join. It is, of course, open to anybody - feel free to list your name on the project page! Thanks, Martinp23 12:11, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Haplodiploid sex determination table[edit]

I'm sorry, but I got it from my lecture notes at uni - and I can't really reference those in Wikipedia.  :( -Malkinann 07:43, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Personal Sustainability Practice[edit]

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Static electricity[edit]

Hi Shoefly,

I like the reorganization you've been doing on the Static electricity article. I notice you recently rewrote the introductory paragraph and I feel there are some drawbacks to the way it now reads. I have posted my thoughts on the talk page to stimulate discussion of this issue and I'd appreciate your thoughts on what I've said.--DJIndica (talk) 19:49, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Biomass (ecology)[edit]

Hi Shoefly. I see you added a table to biomass (ecology). Can you provide authoritative sources and state what measure you are using for the biomass? The biomass figures used in this article are currently a mess (my fault since I wrote most of it). Like you, I've added biomass figures for which I haven't yet found convincing sources. I've used mostly figures used elsewhere in Wikipedia. When I've approached the editors who added in those figures, they haven't been able to source them adequately either. Many of the figures quoted around the web vary in wild ways. As a group, bacteria probably form the greatest biomass, but estimates also vary hugely. Your table compares 100 million tons of humans (dry weight) with 500 million tons of Antarctic krill. But krill biomass is usually a fisheries measure, which is wet weight. Moreover, I've seen other estimates for Antarctic krill ranging between 150 and 650 million tons. Copepod estimates vary just as wildly. These problems seem to apply just about everywhere for global estimates - they vary widely, they are often uncited, and what is meant by "biomass" is often not stated. Even the seemingly more rigorous estimates of "global primary production" in the second to last paragraph are suspect. They are the up-to-date figures from a reputable source, but other sources give very different estimates. So at the moment I've thrown my hands up. --Geronimo20 (talk) 07:18, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Oh the 30lb "dry weight" per person was already in the article - but that would be about right. Be good if you can find more authoritative and consistent global figures than I was able to. --Geronimo20 (talk) 02:41, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Flammability Limits[edit]

You have been adding numerous entries to a table of examples in the Flammability Limit article. I note that none of these examples (yours and those from before) have source citations. That makes them somewhat problematical in Wikipedia, which seems to prefer citations for any assertion of fact that is not obvious to all. Can you add some?

I also note that the list of examples now far exceeds in legnth all the rest of the article. This seems to me to be an undesireable imballance in an artilce that is supposed to describe and explain Flammability Limits. That table began as a few examples to illustrate the text, but seems to have becom an extensive list of limits. Do you think it might be time to split most of that out as a separate article titled "List of Flammability Limits" and reference it from the main article by a wikilink? Pzavon (talk) 19:06, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

January 2010[edit]

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European_dark_bee[edit]

In the European dark bee article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_dark_bee ,listed among the bees' qualities was “careful, maritime brood cycle”.

It has been suggested that this may be a translation error.

Jstaffwk (talk) 13:02, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Polyurethane foam[edit]

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Autopatrolled[edit]

Hi Shoefly, I noticed you've now created more than 75 articles, and I think it is more than time to set your account as WP:Autopatrolled, so I've taken the liberty of doing that. ϢereSpielChequers 00:45, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

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CFR and USC[edit]

The Code of Federal Regulations and the United States Code are not the same thing. The CFR is administrative law, promulgated by the executive branch, while the USC is a codification of laws which Congress has enacted. I reverted your edit. hare j 02:35, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Concur with Harej. This is such a basic and obvious legal principle that your edits to the CFR article border on vandalism. --Coolcaesar (talk) 04:10, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

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Anyhow, thankies. Isarra 06:34, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Re Barnstar[edit]

Thank you. Much appreciated. There are a few more of these nasties that should be included in that list. These are admittedly rather rare. I keep meaning to add them in. Perhaps this barnstar will encourage me to do so. DrMicro (talk) 10:27, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

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