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PNG --> SVG: Perkin triangle

Schlenk flasks.svg

Hi David

You did a great job of converting the image on the Schlenk_flasks page into SVG formatt (see left).

Perkin triangle distillation apparatus.png

Could you be tempted into converting the image on the Perkin triangle page into SVG format (see right)?

I don't know too much about SVG format, but it looks like a bit of a challenge, so thanks in advance for your consideration -- Quantockgoblin (talk) 20:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Will see about it on Thu. morning. --Slashme (talk) 05:32, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Great! No great time pressure, do it when you can. Thanks again -- Quantockgoblin (talk) 08:51, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
David - Great! You've done a very good conversion of the image. If I was going to be picky I'd say that maybe the red thermometer line should run through the ground glass joint, and the ground glass joint around the thermometer is slightly asymmetric - but they are barely worth correcting! I also note that currently there is a license warning/message on the page, I presume you just need to add a license. Anyway thanks again and great job! -- Quantockgoblin (talk) 08:50, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Hi David - one more observation about the Perkin triangle drawing! The numeral '4' could be moved up a bit to be in line with the height of the red thermometer fluid (see PNG image). The reason for this is that this indicates the boiling point of the distillate, when in use. Also the ground glass joint of the thermometer could be moved down a little so that when the thermometer is inserted into the Perkin triangle the bulb would be situated at the collecting head of the apparatus (something that I always wanted to correct about the PNG image). At the moment it looks like the thermometer bulb would be poking into the fractioning column! Neither of these points really need action, but, as I suspect you are a perfectionist, I think these amendments to the image would just improve the image a tad! Sorry for drip-feeding some of these observations -- thanks Quantockgoblin (talk) 20:12, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Done --Slashme (talk) 08:49, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Schlenk flasks

Thanks for the heads up on the summary. Thanks even more so for the clean up on standard Schlenk flasks. I butchered the tense of the passage the whole way through, it was atrocious. I touched up grammar of the other sections but I haven't replaced teflon with PTFE. I'll remember that wiki convention in future edits. Thanks again and I apologies for making you copy edit.--OMCV (talk) 15:37, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:OMCV --Slashme (talk) 08:35, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

More .svg conversions?


Since you probably have templates for my images by now, you might feel that you are in the best position to convert some of the other images in my gallery, see:

I’ve put the images in order of the ones I would like converted the most!:

I understand if you have a life/other projects you would rather be getting on with! You can always keep these conversions on the 'back-burner' for converting at a later time!

Thanks again for your consideration Quantockgoblin (talk) 09:12, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

OK, I guess I should first get my election diagram thingy hosted properly, then I'll start on these. --Slashme (talk) 11:08, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
David thanks for converting those pngs for me! I have not had a chance to try inkscape yet but will give it a go at some point - I'm a little too overly wed to my current graphics package!! - Thanks again - Quantockgoblin (talk) 18:15, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
David thanks again for drawing these - just added a few comments to finish of the drawings, hope I'm not fussing too much, but it would nice to finish them off. -- Quantockgoblin (talk) 22:40, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for all your help with these images. I don't want to push my luck but there are a few more convertions if you are interested, but only if you are interested (see: Many thanks -- Quantockgoblin (talk) 00:16, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

SVG tool

Hey David, do you know of a user-friendly (I'm a bit of a PC numpty) tool available that I can use to convert png to svg? Looking at your efforts with the QG, they do seem a ship-load better in quality. Cheers, Freestyle-69 (talk) 03:59, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Wow! Nice work, baie dankie vriend. I'll have a bash and see what damage I can do... :) Freestyle-69 (talk) 23:22, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
This goblin has been pretty helpful with advice and I saw a couple of your threads :) Freestyle-69 (talk) 08:55, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

My "A Day In The Life" edit

Thanks for your note, and the reminder to include an edit summary. How does one do that?


David DFWDavid (talk) 02:57, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Chemistry Bond Star

Chemistrybondstar.svg The Chemistry Bond Star
David, I award you the Chemistry Bond Star for your speedy and high quality work in making images for chemical apparatus pages, any 'tweaking' these images upon request. Many thanks for your help! -- Quantockgoblin (talk) 00:23, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Wow, thanks! It's really nice to be appreciated! --Slashme (talk) 08:24, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I agree with your editorial

I left the initial editorial on the pathophysiology of Milk-alkali syndrome, and agree that it is accurate. In addition I added some more stuff if u wanna check it out.

Budako12 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Budako12 (talkcontribs) 18:34, 12 June 2008 (UTC)


Just a quick note. We don't MfD userpages in order to get the attention of an admin to block a user for vandalism. I've closed it out. No harm done. Next time, take it to WP:AIV. Cheers. — MaggotSyn 11:15, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I completely understand. The only problem is, we delete userpages only when it violates a specific policy or goes against the WP:UP guideline. Before I closed the MfD I had noticed that if it weren't for the MfD tag on the userpage, the userpage would have never been created (meaning you were the one to create the userpage ;p). So its kinda strange that you'd request an uncreated page be deleted. Get what I mean? Thanks for dropping by and discussing it with me. :) — MaggotSyn 11:27, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi Slashme, thanks, but I am still floundering.

Hi, and thanks for the warm welcome. I don't know for sure whether we have met, but my memory lately is so vile that only my ability to forget it is any consolation. JeanGeilland is a heavy-handed alias derived from my real name, but keep it fairly quiet. I have a son (David) who is active in WP and actually encountered him in trying to reply to your welcome. Small world and so on. I obviously have a lot of learning of WP ropes to do. I am surprised if you could recognise my style from such a small sample, but if so, well done!

I shall try to keep contributing, because like David, I regard the enterprise as enormously important. Expect to hear more. Somehow. Sooner or later.


JeanGeilland (talk) 16:05, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Jim Flynn/DECMA

Yes, DECMA is semi-noteable, they put on many shows a year in northern new england and include a large amount [amout varys, anywhere from a small show that sat about 300 to a large baseball statum preformace by one artist] of people. I'm pouring what i've got into making Jim Flynn's article Jim Flynn (Songwriter) notible. I believe that is possable to make the article atlest semi-noteable. I dident include it, because it made more sence to link the site. Also, I dident WANT to produce a DEMCA article at this time, because i'm trying to make Jim's article more noteable. It can allways be changed. Cindy Flynn (talk) 10:56, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Cleaned up cites and added noteability from third party cites

I've cleaned up cites and added noteability from third party cites for the article Jim Flynn (Songwriter) and believe it to be more noteable now, I'd really be happy if you went over and looked it over.... Cindy Flynn (talk) 22:25, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Well. I had to.

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Talk about wasting space on Wikipedia servers.

LOL! --Slashme (talk) 08:15, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Quantock School Crest

David - I would like to make a wiki page about Quantock School.

To go with this, I would really like a .svg representation of the colour crest below (at about this size). The image supplied is a bit ropey so I've included a black-and-white image showing another version of the shield. Also, if it is easy to do, I would like an .svg of the colour shield as well (i.e. without the black storks and motto). I figure that this is two requests but as I understand .svg this can be two elements of the same image so maybe it is do-able. The colours are about right, grey should be white (legs and motto), birds should be black.


I really have no idea if this is difficult to do or not. If you can't do it or don't think the time/effort ratio is worth it, then I understand!! -- thanks Quantockgoblin (talk) 18:14, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

David, my Quantock School crests seems to keep getting the chop on this page (not too sure why), however, I think it might be easier to say that you can find them here → Quantock_Lodge! Thanks! Quantockgoblin (talk) 23:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)


Thank you very much for this advice .Live long .--Rasoolpuri (talk) 11:40, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Rasoolpuri --Slashme (talk) 12:20, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

question about BKchem / Mysid's script

Hi. I'm learning SVG editing and BKchem seems like the freeware way to go. I saw your work on Wikipedia:WikiProject Chemistry/Structure drawing workgroup/Mysid's script and was wondering - is it still necessary to run the script? I saw where you said "The script should be phased out in the medium term, as the incompatibilities between BKchem and librsvg are purely due to librsvg's still incomplete implementation of the svg standard, and the cropping and boundaries can actually be done in BKchem; they're just done by the script for convenience." If you aren't sure, no biggie, I was just hoping you'd know off the top of your head. Thanks! --JaGa (talk) 21:19, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:JaGa --Slashme (talk) 05:47, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion as "patent nonsense"

Alright, I'll come back and check in a few days to see if there's any progress. Transcendence (talk) 09:15, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

You vandalised my page and then said i vandalised it!!!!

I'm doing some work on speedway teams. I created the Carmarthen Dragons page. You start putting messages on it and then accuse me of vandalism by removing it????

Please leave it alone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rml123 (talkcontribs) 18:18, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Rml123. --Slashme (talk) 05:51, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Viscosity units

Yes, thanks: most probably I've read N (newtons) instead of kg, I was tired yesterday... Thanks again, F l a n k e r (talk) 10:02, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:F l a n k e r --Slashme (talk) 10:42, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Notability of the Carmarthen Dragons

Opinion given :) --ozzmosis (talk) 21:32, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! --Slashme (talk) 05:12, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

We're not on the same side. I'm trying to add to the speedway articles in the motorsport project and you're trying to remove them. What has it got to do with you? If you're not interested in the subject leave it alone. Why on earth would Carmarthen be not allowed to have an article and all other defunct teams are? Have you put your template on the twenty or thirty other tracks that are defunct that you can find through the link i provided on the page? Are you going to destroy all those pages as well?

Just leave people to get on with the work that interests them please. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rml123 (talkcontribs) 15:23, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Note: this was in reply to the following (taken from User talk:Rml123):

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed maintenance templates from Carmarthen Dragons. When removing maintenance templates, please be sure to either resolve the problem that the template refers to, or give a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, as your removal of this template has been reverted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.--Slashme (talk) 10:20, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Rml,
Please don't take it personally when people put templates up on the pages that you create. On the template itself there is a link to Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies), which states that:
An organization is generally considered notable if it has been the subject of significant coverage in reliable, independent secondary sources.
The link that you gave is to a website on a now-defunct speedway track where the team in question used to drive. I am not convinced that this is sufficient evidence of notability. One thing that you should not do is to remove templates without discussing the issue on the talk page associated with the article. The fact that "your" article now has a tag at the top is not an attack on your contribution to Wikipedia, and if the topic is clearly notable, you will be able to convince the other editors quite easily. I suggest that you work at improving the article until its notability is indisputable, and then we can remove the tag. I will also ask a few other motor-racing enthusiasts to comment on the notability of the article so that we can get unbiased opinions.
Anyway, thanks again for your contribution. Remember, we're all on one team here! --Slashme (talk) 05:38, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

I hope we really are on the same team. I want to make Wikipedia an excellent online encyclopedia. What is your aim?

Anyway, I will discuss the notability of the Carmarthen Dragons on Talk:Carmarthen Dragons. --Slashme (talk) 15:57, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

RE split infinitives

A construction that is not an outright solecism may nevertheless be bad style. Split infinitives are a "gateway" error, you may argue that they are not "wrong", but they are pompous and ruin the ear, and thus make abominations like "is comprised of" more likely. I don't make corrections en masse, but on the basis of style considerations. I disagree with your feeling about my edits. Blacksqr (talk) 05:56, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Blacksqr --Slashme (talk) 06:18, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Regrettably, you don't have an argument, but simply a preference. I see no reason to place it above mine. What sounds wrong to you sounds right to me. Style is sometimes harsh. The point of it is to refine and clarify argument, distinction and meaning. To avoid distinctiveness is the opposite of writing with style. Your style is not persuasive. I conclude that for you, split infinitives are evidence of a problem if not, if you will, a problem in themselves.

P.S. Fowler was a partisan for, if nothing else, style. Blacksqr (talk) 07:40, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Blacksqr --Slashme (talk) 10:14, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

SVG Corrections

Could you edit the file you vectorized at [1] (Laser spectral lines)? The following corrections should be made:

  • change Ga:As to AlGaAs
  • change Tl:Sapphire to Ti:Sapphire
  • remove the space in Nd: Glass
  • change EI:YAG to Er:YAG
  • change HO:YAG to Ho:YAG

If you have time, other minor corrections are to change the label pointing at 1.54 microns to read Raman-shifted Nd:YAG, and to remove the "Raman lines" label and box - its presence only adds confusion to the figure. Thanks, Pecos Joe (talk) 08:22, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Done, reply on User talk:Pecos Joe --Slashme (talk) 10:12, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Omar Khayyam and Che Guevara

I was just wondering why you removed the edit about Che naming his son Omar in honor of Khayyam??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:32, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I didn't. According to this diff it was User:Amog --Slashme (talk) 07:42, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Notability of The Eternal Kansas City

Answering you're comment you wrote on the talk page: because it's supposed to be the key song on the album, according to most of his biographers, Dr John and Van himself. There is little information on the chart positions of most Van singles. There are much less notable songs articles on wikipedia, have you seen some of the Bob Dylan articles? Kitchen roll (talk) 15:27, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Kitchen roll. --Slashme (talk) 05:00, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Kitchen roll (talk) 11:00, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Helium Viscosity

Well, what is correct and not might be debated in this issue (Refering to the message: Welcome, and thank you for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test on the page Viscosity worked, and it has been reverted or removed. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you would like to experiment further, please use the sandbox. Thank you. If 190 x 10-6 Pa.s is really correct, please explain why, and it can be fixed. Slashme (talk) 12:20, 24 July 2008 (UTC)), I need this value and looked around a bit.

On the German part of wikipedia (I am not german) it states 18.6 µPa*s... This hints towards that the "old" value was correct, however it had a reference ( and I went there to see, there I saw Helium 0.00019, however now I see that the unit there was Posie, not Pa*s - which implies that my correction was wrong. Sorry about that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:18, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk: --Slashme (talk) 15:43, 25 July 2008 (UTC)


Sorry, I have to stop being a lazy bum, thanks for the heads up C6541 (talk) 18:40, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Referring to days of the week: 'this' versus 'next'

To Slahsme: you deleted my addition on 'next' and 'this' in the context of referring to calendar days which I feel should stay. This is part of English usage that needs to be clarified and should be in Wikipedia.

It is only because of bad English teaching that people are confused. They think 'next Tuesday' means seven days following the next calendar Tuesday when 'next' by definition means the thing or occurence adjacent to or following the previous, not the one after. By choosing to add seven days, they are effectively redefining the meaning of 'next' in this context.

I respect that languages evolve, new words are introduced and old words can come to have new meanings or go out of usage. The meaning or usage of words can be influenced by cultural factors, the way the language is taught in schools or the way it is used globally on the internet. What the majority of people think the usage should be wins even if it makes no logical sense or has radically diverged from historical usage. What one community believes might not agree in the global sphere even if they were taught well.

The way a language changes is not necessarily for the better, especially if what was once logical becomes illogical and confusing. Wikipedia provides a chance to win back good and correct usage of words but this cannot happen if attempts to present good usage are stifled. So I hope you will reconsider your deletion of my inclusion of the words 'next' and 'this' in the context of calendar days. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Free2edit (talkcontribs) 02:10, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Free2edit --Slashme (talk) 06:55, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Ain't no big deal

As to Edwin Arlington Robinson & "Children of the Night" edits, ain't no big deal. Others have beaten me to the edit punch. Thanks ...

dino (talk) 00:28, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi. Umm, well it's either an advert or a non-notable website - unless the editor provides reliable sources. We'll see if/what they come up with :-) CultureDrone (talk) 09:16, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:CultureDrone --Slashme (talk) 09:21, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Seems reasonable - especially since the editor seems to be making an effort to improve it :-) CultureDrone (talk) 09:52, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Joseph Pilates

Hi, noticed you removed this link. Is it possible too keep it, I don't think it will be spam. I am open to start a discussion. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 08:36, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Let's discuss further on Talk:Joseph Pilates. --Slashme (talk) 08:47, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Scunthorpe Problem

The phrasing of "may be blocked" when applied to Nwankwo Kanu is intended to show that not all computers may do this. The program that did do this (due to one of its regex rules) was RM SafetyNet Plus [2] . The image that was deleted shows that searches on this term are blocked by the pornography filter list, and it does not take rocket science to work out why. --♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:57, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User_talk:ianmacm --Slashme (talk) 07:26, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


You deserve a barnstar. Axl (talk) 17:04, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar-atom3.png The E=mc² Barnstar
To David, for contributions to scientific articles. Axl (talk) 17:04, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Was this for my P450 diagram? --Slashme (talk) 17:11, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Not specifically. More for your contributions in general. Best wishes. Axl (talk) 07:21, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Pixologist rewritten

Hi, I've rewritten pixologist and encourage you to revisit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pixologist to see if your concerns have been addressed. Please note that a name change to pixel artist is almost assured if the article is kept. Banjeboi 20:55, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User_talk:Benjiboi --Slashme (talk) 06:42, 6 August 2008 (UTC)


Hi Slashme the info i contributed is trade info related to teabox business,and knowledge aquired via teabox . in other words, although i do not have the same info on per se as i have inputed into the comments, the info finds its source in the business. if you feel that i am required to mirror all my wikipedia comments to the web site, i will be severly curtailed as what i can contribute, in that there is not a substantial amount of space or info on i further feel that it is justified in siting teabox where the knowledge was aquired therefrom, just as i would want to site any other person or business regardless of their site content, if i aquired that knowledge from them. dustychicken —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dustychicken (talkcontribs) 15:15, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Dustychicken --Slashme (talk) 17:46, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi Slashme ok, so im going to need some time to figure out how this all works. so, how do i reference something like my input for yixing? who is considered a authoritative reference? just because im afiliated to someone, does that mean i cannot site anything from them? you mentioned rooibos ltd -so if there is someone like mcdonalds making burgers, does that mean that the mom and pops diner dont know anything about making burgers and cannot be sited? (p.s. rooibos ltd is by no means the final word on rooibos, there are 5 large producers of rooibos in the area, teabox is a blender so you could compare it to a steel mill vs car manufacturer)

i am hoping to add an image from mate del sol on yerba mate espresso - its not on the mate del sol site, how do i go about it? what is a "legal" way of giving cr to mate del sol? thanks p.s. i appreciate the mechanics of wikipedia and think its a fantastic forum —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dustychicken (talkcontribs) 17:55, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Dustychicken --Slashme (talk) 06:58, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

link removal


I added the pages because we're a respected publisher who produces well written magazines on the subjects tagged. If you would prefer to stop people having access to this vital information, please feel free to delete the links.

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tomcox (talkcontribs) 13:20, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Tomcox --Slashme (talk) 13:35, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Cite on Kilogram

Fine Slashme. The {cite} template is a reasonable tool. But I can’t stand those stupid linked dates to unrelated trivia. I’ll betcha $20 there are many readers who think that by clicking on “1964” in that particular context, they’ll be taken to more information on that edition of the book. Instead, they’re taken to “On October 24th on this year, Annette Funicello was ogled again on the streets after staring in Muscle Beach Party.” I can’t wait for those damned dates to be de-linked. The only articles that should have linked dates are intrinsically historical articles, like Napoleon Bonaparte. Oh… and one other article: Trivia. Other than that, if readers of Kilogram (or Planck units for that matter) want to find out what random trivia occurred on 1964, they can type it in the search field. As to your explanation in your edit summary… “and the reason dates are linked is to allow user date preferences to take effect”, that makes no sense; there is no preference setting that changes the appearance of a year that is coded as [[1964]]; it always appears as 1964 for everyone—including I.P. users. So all we’re left with as an advantage is the consistent display of citations. That’s good enough for me. I hope you don’t link any more dates in Kilogram though. Greg L (talk) 03:45, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User_talk:Greg_L --Slashme (talk) 06:09, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks Slashme. I appreciate your help on the article. Greg L (talk) 21:01, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Klickety_Cuffs

ping. Rocket000 (talk) 21:56, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Again. :) Rocket000 (talk) 07:31, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


Yes. I want high-detail dragon picture. Do you make? Upload Commons. Please.--Lord Leatherface (talk) 15:47, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on Wikipedia:Graphic_Lab/Image_workshop#Khanate_of_Kazan --Slashme (talk) 16:24, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

thanks for your edit to John McWhorter's photograph

Well, as above. Good work. Jasy jatere (talk) 07:20, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

My pleasure! --Slashme (talk) 07:22, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Note to self

To which Frodo replied, “Look, ass, that freak drooled all over the lembas and has been talking about strangling me in my sleep. Time to die – sucks to be him. I’ll bite off my own friggin’ finger when we get to the volcano.” --Slashme (talk) 14:19, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Wikipedia:Graphic_Lab/Image_workshop#Poitou-Charentes

My whole request was really poorly stated (because I didn't know what I had wanted at the beginning). I have restated it at the bottom and am not sure if you are a graphic artist, but, all that needs to be done is change the aspect ratio to match that of the flag and upload as new copy. gren グレン 18:42, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Grenavitar --Slashme (talk) 06:13, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. That's perfect. :) --gren グレン 06:19, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Slashme.

I suppose we at the Morrison Museum ought to check in to the WikiWorld more often! Thank you for your welcome, and here is the belated answer to your question:

We have only a few folks (limited only curatorial and museum education staff) that are authorized to make changes, corrections, additions, or deletions to entries that we feel are relevant to us. At this time, we are still familiarizing our staff with Wikipedia to ensure that the entries that pertain to the MNHM, our research projects, and the Town of Morrison, Colorado are accurate. -Matthew Mossbrucker, Director, MNHM.

Morrison Museum (talk) 18:25, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Morrison Museum --Slashme (talk) 09:22, 28 August 2008 (UTC)



Unfortunately, I don't have online access to the article you need. Here's a list of libraries that hold the journal -- maybe one is near you. Hope this helps. Sorry, -- phoebe / (talk to me) 22:51, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Reply on user_talk:phoebe --Slashme (talk) 05:18, 4 September 2008 (UTC)


You added square metres to the {{val/doc}} examples list, but you providede an example of how not to do it :) I've fixed this by adding "m2" to {{val/units}} and {{val/unitswithlink}} and modified your example. Please have a look to see exactly what I mean, so you can feel safe to add more examples and use the template correctly.

    — SkyLined {talkcontribs 20:31, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Reply on User talk:SkyLined. --Slashme (talk) 06:23, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Highly accelerated stress test

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Note: I had moved some text to a new page and Coren matched on the old page. --Slashme (talk) 20:36, 15 September 2008 (UTC)



I got the pop up about your reversion of my changes:

Both these changes were because the editor (another random IP user like me) had added a lot of text which was very biased, poorly written, unreferenced, misspelt, and in the wrong section of the page (for Gibbet). In fact, it had so few redeeming qualities that I thought anyone else looking at it would agree with me, so a discussion on the talk page didn't look necessary (particularly given how inactive the talk page was). I wanted to do a 'reversion' on both, but it wasn't possible for the Gibbet entry because of intervening constructive edits.

Would you mind if I redid my changes with a quick explanation with the edit? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:04, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

reply on User talk: (talk) 14:10, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Carbon dioxide

about the edit on the co2 page that i mede and you corrected it was my understanding that the current level of co2 in the atmosphere was due to human activity and that is the reson that we are cousing global warming bus i can understand you edit and not want ing to couse an edit war but the current belief was that it was not an question of opion i'm sofa knig yo moma (talk) 6:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by I'm-sofa-king-yo-moma (talkcontribs)

As I explained in my edit summary, to say that the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is due to or not due to human activity, makes no sense. Changes in the level of CO2 can, however be due to human activity. In context, the comment, both in its original form and after your edit, didn't add much to the article, so I removed it. However, in your edit, you changed the meaning of a sentence and marked it as a "minor typo correction". Please don't do that in future, as it makes it harder to follow what was edited on a page, and might also make other users less likely to trust you. --Slashme (talk) 08:16, 8 November 2008 (UTC)


I've been studing Glutathione supplementation and found a composition patent which I purchased from the US patent office to see if it was real. I have a copy of the patent which is in pdf form. You can email me at Thomasinwinnipeg (talk) 16:13, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Reply by mail --Slashme (talk) 17:30, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

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And now, for Fvasconcellos' traditional nonsectarian holiday greeting!

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Please leave messages here

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March 2009

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, adding content without citing a reliable source, as you did to Failure, is not consistent with our policy of verifiability and the content has been removed. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources, please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Megaman en m (talk) 10:10, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Added ref; full reply on User talk:Megaman en m --Slashme (talk) 05:24, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Ups, happened to change your page

Hi. Since the MediaWiki software renders .svg-images suboptimal, I thought it was best to change the svg-versions to a derived png version for image:steroidogenesis.svg. I'm using AWB for it, and changed the linked file on your page as well. I didn't mean to intrude. Actually, I'd like to thank you for your contribution to the image! I'll soon nominate it for featured status. Mikael Häggström (talk) 14:26, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikael Häggström --Slashme (talk) 15:03, 29 March 2009 (UTC)


(copied from my talk page)

Thanks for appreciation! I admire your contributions as well. The nomination can be found at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Steroidogenesis. Mikael Häggström (talk) 15:03, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Aspartame controversy -- refs that say some people were actually upset by certain events

The lead for that article really could use some work. In theory, it ought to be a nice summary/abstract of the article itself. But, with that "neutrality dispute" tag on the article, all the work is going into neutrality-related issues. It is OK for the lead to be unreferenced if it is just summarizing the (properly referenced) article below it.

The point you raise about the statement "stoked the controversy" is a good one, though. Because there are several unreferenced statements in the article about how this or that contributed to the controversy. These statements may be correct. But they really ought to have some kind of support. Unfortunately, I don't know of any sources of information tracking the spread of the Martini/Markle letters and the prevalence of anti-aspartame websites, for example. Newspaper op-ed pieces published at about the same time as news articles on allegations of fraud against Searle, FDA personnel "going to work for Searle", FDA commissioner overturning the PBOI's recommdation, that sort of thing. Are you interested in combing newspaper archives for stuff that documents the history of the controversy? --SV Resolution(Talk) 14:30, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Fiberglass GA Sweeps: On Hold

I have reviewed Fiberglass for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since you are a main contributor of the article (determined based on this tool), I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 23:32, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

No worries, there aren't too many issues to deal with. If progress is being made, I can always place it on hold for another week or two. If you have any questions, let me know. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 20:39, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

John Quincy Adams Signature

Hey, great jogb on the signature, can you get to the other one, also? Thanks. Connormah (talk) 00:11, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Connormah --Slashme (talk) 16:26, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Connormah (talk) 18:04, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi, you vectorized this iamge a while ago. However, the source image was incorrect, the issues are explained on the file's talk page on commons. I might create an image from a Windows Vista font in some days, but in .png because as far as I understand using .svg might infringe on someone's copyright. If you have a better idea just let me know. Yaan (talk) 09:27, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Yaan --Slashme (talk) 10:07, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
New image can be found at File:Mongolian-PRC2.svg. Regards, Yaan (talk) 20:27, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Solar water heating image

I noticed your information request at my talk page. Could you tell me exactly which image this was again? ; I placed allot of image request and made allot of images. KVDP (talk) 17:35, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:KVDP. --Slashme (talk) 09:12, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
Hey slashme,

I added my responses at Note that the image is intented for the article Water_heating

Thanks, KVDP (talk) 09:50, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Graphic Lab

Any updates on this? The discussion will be archived soon. ZooFari 23:58, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Canadian football stub pic

Hey thanks for the work on improving the stub pics! Could you further refine File:Football Template Canada.svg? The football illustrated there is clearly an American football as Canadian footballs have two white stripes completely around the short axis of the ball as seen in this photograph and illustrated in the original stub image. Cheers! DoubleBlue (talk) 16:18, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:DoubleBlue --Slashme (talk) 16:36, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

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Functorial resolution of singularities

Thank you very much for your help with that file. For some reason some part falls outside the frame on the right (the equations of the exceptional divisors). This doesn't happen in the thumbnail in the page it is used, so it is not really a big deal. It only happens in the file page. Do you have any idea why that happens? I grew mad at SVG/Inkscape producing this image. I never managed to get it right.  franklin  15:42, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:franklin.vp --Slashme (talk) 21:31, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Ed Naha

Please take a 2nd look at this article. A glance at the page history should have revealed that I was still actively editing the article when you raised objections. Bustter (talk) 17:23, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Bustter --Slashme (talk) 18:02, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Please re-examine the article, as I requested. It is my contention that no "close paraphrasing" remains. If you feel it's still there, make a case on the article's talk page. Bustter (talk) 18:58, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Slashme- I'm not used to new page patrollers who work with editors on articles, and I jumped to conclusions about you that were not warranted. You are doing a good job trying to work with this editor to improve the article. Good job, Slashme. --IP69.226.103.13 (talk) 20:59, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

And I'll admit that the templates from you and radiofan have helped Naha to get the article he deserves sooner rather than later. Bustter (talk) 21:10, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, guys, It's good to hear that I could help! --Slashme (talk) 07:46, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

The Space Barnstar

Space-Barnstar-1j.png The Space Barnstar
For finally dealing with the File:Shuttle-Mir Patch.svg issues. Many thanks! Colds7ream (talk) 10:26, 29 December 2009 (UTC)


Thank you so much! Since Ukrainian laws allow it, all images at Scouting and Guiding in Ukraine can be SVGified, you do beautiful work, care to try your hand? Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 10:12, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Please can you work your magic with File:Organizatsiya Ukraïns'kykh Skautiv.jpg? For some reason it was uploaded truncated, and should not be. Thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 06:47, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Kintetsubuffalo --Slashme (talk) 15:41, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Beautiful, thank you so much! Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 17:50, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
The File:Kharkiv Oblast Organization of Scouts.png one should actually not be bad at all, I can supply all component parts! Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 17:56, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
fix the Cyrillic text БУДЬ ГОТОВЬ and texture the dragon to match ru:Файл:РСС.jpg
the inner details should be colored to match File:Russkiy Skaut.svg
Харьковская Областная Организация Скаутов

Ed Naha

Thanks for your help in getting this article into shape. Bustter (talk) 01:11, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

List referencing

I'm afraid that isn't good enough; each article needs to have references for all its facts, regardless of if the facts are referenced elsewhere on Wikipedia; Slade's Case, for example, needs references even though it's covered in the article on Edward Coke. See WP:Source list, which says that "Lists, whether they are embedded lists or stand-alone lists, are encyclopedic content as are paragraphs and articles, and they are equally subject to Wikipedia's content policies such as Verifiability". I appreciate you're an experienced editor, but if you need any help with the referencing, give me a poke on my talkpage. Regards, Ironholds (talk) 17:00, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

I'll discuss further on Talk:List of unofficial observances by date --Slashme (talk) 17:07, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Hard Kaur cropped licensing

Hello, you had created this image by cropping this image at my request. The source image is licensed under GFDL, but I don't know how to go about licensing the derivative. Can you help. Jay (talk) 19:11, 29 March 2010 (UTC) Reply on User talk:Jay --Slashme (talk) 06:43, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of this. Are there any guidelines or just mentioning the source and copying its permission type is enough? Jay (talk) 09:04, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Reply on User talk:Jay --Slashme (talk) 09:44, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
You commented on PhilKnight's talk page. He was the one who restored the file the first time. The user who deleted and restored the file recently is User:Colds7ream. Jay (talk) 10:21, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Reply on User talk:Jay --Slashme (talk) 14:03, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi David,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Steroidogenesis.svg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on April 18, 2010. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2010-04-18. howcheng {chat} 23:14, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Factory.svg and ZE_locomotive.png

Hey Slashme, I'm currently working on some images concerning trains, ... (due to a project at appropedia, the AT freight tram). I was wondering whether you would be intrested in making an image on this issue. The image would be a schematic of a hydrogen-powered locomotive (hence the name; zero emissions locomotive ). See The image would be be based on the image, by simply taking a print-screen snapshot, adding numbers and adding the hydrogen-changes. It would however not be a fuel cell locomotive, but a Hydrogen_ICE_locomotive (hydrogen internal combustion engine). This means that everything can be kept from the image, but we modify the text, ... showing it uses hydrogen as fuel (or other fuels, oxyhydrogen, ...). The image itself would too be slightly modified, I was thinking of adding a different front section, based on older freight trains; ie see File:0902180016_JT_utsunomiyaFT.jpg I'll still need to gather verify whether nothing has to be changed, ... perhaps I'll do a mail to the fuel cell locomotive company. Also, perhaps it would be best to also include a schematic of a regular (non-hybrid) train. Intent is to give a hint to conversion of older (fossil fuel) trains to emissionless fuels.

Note the copyright notice on the HowStuffWorks picture. I don't have time to draw a brand new picture now, so maybe it'd be best to request something on the graphic lab. --Slashme (talk) 16:37, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
I already found some other images, ... I also changed the nature of the pictures that I'm drawing, and it appears I'll probably won't need any help at the moment, atleast not for the ones I'm doing now (perhaps I'll request some help on the image lab for my steam locomotive, but that's about it).

KVDP (talk) 16:12, 03 May 2010 (UTC)

Water heating image

Hey Slashme, I was wondering whether you finished the image I requested at

If you didn't finish it, perhaps its possible to send me what you have so far so I can do the rest and upload it to the article.

Thanks in advance, KVDP (talk) 13:54, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

The last question I asked was:
It still seems wrong: You're drawing water from the municipal supply at (for example) 15 °C. Putting that through a solar heating system before letting it into the heating cylinder is a big win. Say it gets in at the roof temperature of, for example, 45 °C, and it now only has to be heated about 5 °C before it's warm enough to go out the tap. On the other hand, putting cool municipal water directly into a heating cylinder and then trying to do solar heating in the cylinder seems really strange! If you have a warm coil at the bottom of the cylinder where the cold water comes in, you'll set up a strong convection current which will tend to mix the water in the cylinder, so I don't see how the idea of relying on a temperature gradient in the cylinder holds water (if you'll excuse the pun). Usually, we have a principle that illustrations have less stringent citation standards than text, but I'd really like to see a reliable source that shows that it is normal to pump coolant from a roof through a hot water cylinder. I could believe a heat pump working between a roof and a hot water cylinder, though. --Slashme (talk) 08:12, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Do you have a reliable source to support this setup? --Slashme (talk) 15:37, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
I remember this question, however the reason why I didn't reply was that I didn't quite understood for what you wanted the reference for. Ie was this for the convection-problem or simply the connection between the thermodynamic solar panel and the water storage tank ? For the references, I have the references mentioned in the image description of the file from Hvatum and the one I created.
Regarding the convection problem, I do think that there are options around this. Aldough the current (simplified) image may show like there still seems to be a problem with this, I think that with some simple changes the problem can be fixed. perhaps you could take a look to some of my images at the convection article. For example:
  • in winter, the solar panel can be stopped as there is generally less solar power to utilise anyhow, rendering the panel useless (atleast when a electric pump is used as this requires power, so benefit could be very little). This will create no convection problem regarding the piping towards the panel.
  • The convection problem can probably be eliminated by having a space filled with air between the solar panel and the storage tank. Cold water can then be introduced to the panel+water tank simply via the main cold water pipe. "Hot water" from the panel simply drops into the water tank, however without being in direct contact with the water from the tank. A similar alternative would be to use 2 tanks, again without a direct water-based connection.
  • in some setups, there is no electric heating required (ie in (sub)tropical zones). Again no convection problem.

KVDP (talk) 11:07, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi again,

Your sources show that this arrangement actually does happen, so even though it's not really efficient, I've now drawn it ;-)

Please see File:Active Solar Water Heater Diagram2.svg (I've asked for it to be moved to File:Active_Indirect_Water_Heater_Diagram.svg, that's what it was supposed to be called) - I couldn't just do what you asked so I also did the following:

  • Some svg cleanup (rounded corners, remove white background, remove random invisible rectangles, use "path" object and rectangles, fix flames in boiler)
  • Remove all text from diagram: This should be in the caption - that way you can use one diagram for all languages.
  • Simplify diagram: Only need one appliance, why show a 2-storey house?
  • Add arrows to show direction of flow.

Hope it's useful; please add any further requests. --Slashme (talk) 17:56, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Hey Slashme,
thanks for looking into the references and continuing your work. However, your image hasn't implemented the changes why I initially requested this other image. The main reason was that the 3 methods of should be noted, namely: that the 2 pipes connect to a external (passive) source; eg a ground, water solar or air source; eg via heat pump, deep surface water (see also: Image:Heat pump system.jpg) or solar panel (instead of only to a solar panel). Thus the text should definitly be altered. In addition, I would again like to use my initial text, ie the replacement by your alternative text is often unclear, ie "boiler" instead of water heater, ...

You can change the text to read whatever you think is best. Is there something you'd like changed about the diagram in this regard? --Slashme (talk) 16:46, 21 April 2010 (UTC)~

I changed the text. The municipal water feed still seems to enter at the first floor, can the pipe be drawn to the enter from under the house going upwards ? It's clearer that way.

KVDP (talk) 17:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Done! --Slashme (talk) 19:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Secondly, aldough I don't mind that you take some artistic liberties and change the image somewhat, I find that this image has everything jammed too much together. It makes the image much harder to understand. I think that my initial make-up for the piping (with the solar panel, or other heat source; see above and the "water heater (electric heat source) on both sides of the room was clearer.

I see your point: I've given the house a pointed roof to make it a bit clearer, and I've made more room.

Vast improvement. However, pointed roofs were some of the first things I decided to never use in my own drawings. The reason for this is that pointed roofs heavily reduce the amount of space in the house, while almost the same amount of material is used to construct it. This is very unecologic. In addition, pointed roofs are also allot harder to construct and more expensive. Thus the reason why I wouldn't use a pointed roof is ecological, but simply because of house design, not because of the implecations for the hot water system.

17:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

How strongly do you feel about the pointed roof? The reason I'm asking is that the pointed roof is almost a universal symbol for "house" among Western-influenced peoples, so showing the water tank in the triangular part clearly shows "the cylinder is in a house, on the top floor". Drawing the diagram with a flat roof isn't going to influence anyone's choice of architecture, but will make it easier to interpret. I'm open to really determined persuasion, though...
Well, given the fact that I already changed article texts, ... regarding roof design in the past, I guess I feel pretty strongly about it. That said however, I actually really liked the roof design in your schematic, it was very nicely drawn; it even reminded me of a previous EERE-schematic I saw. However, I do think it will influence people, atleast a bit, indirectly or subliminally. As for not looking like a roof, I guess that if you tilt it at a very small angle (ie 5%, this is also done with actual "flat" roofs), you could make it more like a roof (you might also use another color, extra number for description, ...). Adding an extra line for the ceiling may also help it a little. Perhaps the piping can also be slightly changed to now end up at the roof (upwards).
I've done that, please check that it's how you imagined it. --Slashme (talk) 20:20, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that's how I imagined it. The cold water piping however seems to go outside of the building again, perhaps it best to again put it indoors, trough the floors, as you did in the previous version.

KVDP (talk) 07:28, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

You do however have a point with the hot water pipe, this should be higher-up; however perhaps you could simply make the pipe go into the tank at the center (right between the 2 and 3rd pipe of the 4 pipes) and move up to the near top of the tank. You can then state in the text that the pipe is "in front of the tank, entering it at the top".

I really don't think that's a good idea. The diagram should explain itself as much as possible. I've tried another arrangement; let me know what you think.

Finally, personally, I would also reintroduce the extra floor. It's not vital, but it makes clear that the solar panel, heat pump, ... is best placed at the top floor.

I think the roof fixed that problem.

Well, no ..., if there are several floors, the image still doesn't make it clear where the hot water tank is best placed (the top floor). However, you don't need to change this for me, this is but a minor detail, main thing was the arrangement which is fixed.

KVDP (talk) 17:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

I've added a bottom floor, but I really think the diagram was more compact as only a ground-floor and a roof space. Let me know which you prefer. --Slashme (talk) 20:20, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
I prefer the one you made now. KVDP (talk) 07:28, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
This, as the panel, heat pump, ... can simply be positioned much more simply on the roof, and it will also gain the most heat from here. In addition, the washing machine also makes it clear that the system can be connected, instead of eg using a washmachine with its own electric water heater.

OK, I've put the washing machine back.

Thanks, it seems btw you have a color wash going on there :-) Nice design btw.

KVDP (talk) 17:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Finally, I'm not sure about the convection problem updates. Should we implement the "empty top" as proposed to the tank or go for another solution ? This update, aswell as the extended hot water pipe may also be implemented to to initial image. We can contact Hvatum for this, once we've gotten done with this image. --KVDP (talk) 16:01, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

I'm going with the diagram as in the source that you gave me. If we want a different diagram, give me another source! Wikipedia is not for thinking up great ideas, but for communicating existing things. --Slashme (talk) 16:46, 21 April 2010 (UTC)~

Yeah, you're right about that, the lack of a source is btw also the reason why I haven't implemented the change already. However, there probably is a convection problem, so I wonder how it is that the sources have such a similar schematic. Perhaps that the convection problem is only minor, or simply because the schematic would become too difficult for most. We could thus leave it as it is, perhaps however it's useful to describe the problem + the solutions above in the image description of the images.

KVDP (talk) 17:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

We can get sources for other arrangements, and I'll be willing to draw them. For example, I'm sure I read in one of the sources that you can use a flow-through heater after a tank that's simply heated by the renewable source: the renewable source heats up the water as far as possible, and it is heated to the required temperature immediately before use. This means that you don't keep water ultra-hot so that you lose heat all the time. I'm taking a long weekend this weekend, so we can take a look. --Slashme (talk) 19:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

I understand what you're saying, indeed this reduces the water mass that needs to be kept hot. However, if you for example need a larger quantity of water (ie for a bath, ...), and the water needs to be heated instantly, perhaps the heater can't keep up. Also, for this set-up you need more than 1 tank, and I like to keep the image simple, and modular. Also, costs for the design also need to be kept low (an extra tank again increases material required and thus costs). Offcourse one needs far more energy using a single tank, but than again, if one harvests the energy required himself, there actually isn't any substantial ecologic cost.

KVDP (talk) 07:09, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Another option is to have a two-tank setup, one to take the heat from the renewable source, and one that is kept at the required hot water temperature by gas or electricity. --Slashme (talk) 20:20, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure what this would solve, you would have more water mass, but then again simply using a larger tank would also achieve this. Perhaps that you intent to switch one off when this is not required to save energy ? Not sure whether this would work dough, I think the water from the solar panel (or other passive source) wouldn't be hot enough to allow the use of the water in any application. Perhaps in more sunny areas (ie (sub)tropics) but then the system wouldn't be globally usable, atleast not the way you intent to use it.

KVDP (talk) 07:28, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

The two tanks would be at different temperatures. The one would be there to pre-heat the water, and would be at a lower temperature to benefit from the heat available from the renewable resource, and the other one would be heated to the required temperature for household use. --Slashme (talk) 16:44, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes, but as noted before, what good would this do ? Even the "passive" heating still draws electricity (ie for the pumps, ...). Indeed you would require less energy afterwards to heat it to a a high enough temperature so that it's useble in the kitchen, bath, ... but you also spend allot of energy uselessly if you don't immediatly need any hot water (the energy to keep the pumps going). I think the setup I proposed is easier to implement and allot more energy efficient.

KVDP (talk) 14:51, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

I came up with a solution for reducing the energy expenditure. This solution will also make your image a bit more distinct from the other water heating images. The solution is:
  • to control the input of the water quantity into the water storage tank: this can be done by placing a water quantity limiter on the main tap. The limiter will decide whether to add extra water (by measuring the water level with a sensor)
  • to add an extra layer of insulation around the tank (preferably ecological/cradle to cradle); I was thinking of shattered glas, or gravel (both materials are heat resistant, more dense then air, absorb heat well)
  • switching off the water heaters (electrical heater, and "passive" ones; the latter also still usually use a pump) when no heated water needs to be present. This can be done using a hot water power control device (timer) either by
    • disconnecting power at specific times of the week (ie if the family follows a specific routine, ie regarding bathing, ...)
    • disconnecting power when the water in the tank falls below a certain temperature; this is useful if there's really good insulation present;

You can draw the extra 3 components in the image; makes sure that you connect the hot water power control device to all water heaters, place the timer about above the electrical heater, place the water quantity limiter just besides it, connecting to a valve on the mains tap KVDP (talk) 08:31, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Please show the citations to support that this isn't just your invention. Also, please summarize for me what still has to be done to the file that we are working on at the moment: it's getting tough to remember what I have and haven't done! --Slashme (talk) 16:44, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm, well actually the 1st and third suggestions actually are my own. Insulating the boiler is already done, usually using rockwool, ... The materials I mentioned are not commonly used, yet I have already seen shattered glass being used as a heat store (in an episode of "It's not easy being green; for a greenhouse heat store). As for the 2 other ones, aldough indeed timers have not yet been used in this way, I have seen timers being made in DIY-projects for similar tasks. Also, commercial domestic timers exist eg for the control of radiators; such systems also regulate valves, ... Making such a device wouldn't be too difficult for someone that has had schooling in the making of circuitry. The components (valves, ...) are also already commercially available, so it's pretty certain the setup will indeed work.

If you don't want to make the image to overwrite the previous image, perhaps you can make it as a "variant" of the image (and save it under a different name). You can then place a link in the image description, and in the image description of the new image you can clearly state it's a "concept". I think that this schematic will then be picked up quickly by DIY builders; this way the design can be open sourced, and we'll have some real-life practical impact.

Regarding what still needs to be done: I think the image is already complete. This variation will simply solve the last thing what wasn't totally optimal: the energy consumption of the design. KVDP (talk) 16:12, 03 May 2010 (UTC)

Small update; working on some of the steam locomotive image, I came up with something that inmediatelly influences the design of the open design water heater aswell. Besides supporting electrical heating, gas burner support too must be included. This, aldough I am against supporting the conventional gases, some emissionless gases as nitrous oxide should definitly need to be supported. Some extra info is available at Appropedia ( ). Take a look at the description of the NOX Firebox v2; this is what I intent to support as an extra. The support would be electrical (meaning that it would need to start the burner using a spark, and stop it (ie by closing the air inflow ie using a valve). No increasing/decreasing the flame needs to be imbedded.

KVDP (talk) 06:39, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Macrobiotic Edits

I've responded on Talk:Macrobiotic diet. I'm not sure if it's POV-pushing, but I feel like highlighting the transparent lunacy of these people does a public service. -Ben (talk) 15:54, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

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Talk page responses

No objection to you keeping an eye and responding to image queries that crop up on Sfan00_IMG's talk page.

In fact, I'd be very grateful, if experienced contributors could handle some complaints. I am only human, even if my edit pattern does get suspected of being a bot..

Sfan00 IMG (talk) 17:05, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Glad to help! Keep up the good work, even if you only get rude responses. --Slashme (talk) 17:23, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Variant of water heating image

Hey Slashme, I was wondering whether you have made a decision on making the water heating image (with the proposed modifications). If so, I would also like to have it used at Appropedia, besides the link from the main image (at the AT CAD Team; see ). If not, I'll probably do it myself, yet only after 10 days or so, I still have some work with new variants I've been making from the steam engine (rotary variants, and 2 solar power towers). Once I'm done, I'll be able to help you further with the other images I proposed. KVDP (talk) 14:10, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

I won't be working any further on it for other projects: I usually spend my graphic editing time on GL/I. As for re-use: you're explicitly allowed to re-use it: it's licenced Share-alike 3.0, so you just have to attribute the source and allow it to be shared further and you're good to go. Good luck to the AT CAD team! --Slashme (talk) 18:03, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


In addition, I would also like to have the Factory.svg image replaced. Info about what needs to be changed at Commons:User_talk:Howcheng#Factory.svg_image . Since I work with the gimp (no svg support) someone with Inkscape-knowledge should do this. KVDP (talk) 18:32, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Comments at commons:File_talk:Factory.svg --Slashme (talk) 16:37, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Regarding the factory.svg image, this is something I would nevertheless like to see changed. Since I don't work with inkscape (svg), I'll definitly need some help with this one. Regarding the iconicness of the image, aldough I get what you mean, I would still like to see it altered. There are plenty of ways to keep it well understandable, it's just a bit of a manner of trying out an idea and seeing whether it works; the I made a while ago is an example of this; after some thinkering, one often comes up with something that stays close to the origal, yet still does the job.

KVDP (talk) 16:12, 03 May 2010 (UTC)

I really like that generic health pictogram. I'll make it an svg when I get a chance: it would be easy and worthwhile. As for the factory.svg, I'd be happy to see any sketches you come up with: could you please link to them from the discussion page of that image and drop me a reminder here so that I notice? --Slashme (talk) 19:17, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
OK, I'll post any ideas for the factory.svg image. For the moment dough, I'm still working on the locomotive-images, and this will still take up all my time for atleast a week. Also, I think working on the open design-water heater variant would be most beneficial at the moment. Once this is done, we can get to this image. Note btw that I also posted a request for a new picture for the renewable energy template; see . I already posted an idea on how to construct this image, and this will be more easy to draw in practice than the new factory image.

KVDP (talk) 06:46, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Just finished up on all of my images. Here are some ideas for the new factory.svg image:

--> either the factory-image in the image I made (see


can be used

--> or the image is made something of an industrial-era plant (not quite sure how to do this; something like ); could perhaps feature some silo's, ... --> or the image is changed to something totally different, ie an electronics assembly warehouse , industrial arm robot-line (see Fred's/my image at File:Simplified robottypes.svg , ... The reason why this is possible is that the image represents a factory, while in fact its used in the industry template. An option would offcourse also be to have 2 seperate images, 1 updating the factory (ie to electronics assembly warehouse or not) and an other one as an image for industry. KVDP (talk) 08:03, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop/Top 4

When updating the Top 4, please be sure to update the archive as well. Thanks!--Svgalbertian (talk) 16:03, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Oops, thanks for the reminder! --Slashme (talk) 15:16, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Pingback on your arch diagram tool

Hello back. Sorry for the late response, but I'm in exams right now, so I doubt I'll be able to take a deep look into the code until at least July. Superficially it looks great, however. I don't know how are you tiling your seats, but you can see how ADSVote does it (and avoids party fragmentation) at SourceForge (remember, GPL). It's been long since I last wrote a single line of code, and I don't even know if my way is good or even sane, it just looked good to me :S Habbit: just shy, not antisocial - you can talk to me! 18:13, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Of course you can get the source... What kind of "open source" project would it be if I didn't release it? I don't make tarballs, but the project has a CVS repository at the SourceForge project page, in the "develop" section. You can either see individual files in your browser ("browse code" link) or, with a CVS client, get a copy of the full tree. Habbit: just shy, not antisocial - you can talk to me! 15:04, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

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Renewable energy template

I posted the request for a new renewable energy template at Besides the idea of a leaf being blown over the water, an other approach is to simply list the natural elements in a cartwheel; similar to and

KVDP (talk) 08:17, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Discussion continued at Template_talk:Renewable_energy_sources#Template_image and commons:file_talk:factory.svg --Slashme (talk) 15:17, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Updated the discussion pages you made

KVDP (talk) 16:18, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Updated the discussion pages again.

KVDP (talk) 07:51, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey Slashme,

Finished up on the renewable energy template (still needs cropping dough, added request to the image lab), and some 2 additional related images. For the factory.svg image dough, I think I'll need an image with smokestack to please Howcheng and Globbet. Are you intrested in this, it would probably avoid the controversies I encountered, and be quite easy to make (atleast if you're familiar with inkscape which you are). Also, perhaps we'll also need a company-stub image. See the factory.svg talk page. KVDP (talk) 11:57, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

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Hi Slashme :) The idea of setting up a local Wikimedia chapter has been discussed by South African Wikipedians (and those associated with other Wikimedia projects) for some time now, and we want to help turn this dream into a reality. There are currently over 25 chapters established around the world, and several more planned and being discussed, but so far, none in Africa. A South African chapter, should it become a reality, would be a continental first. If you're interested in being involved in the creation of a South African Wikimedia Chapter, could you please email me directly at so we can chat further. Have a great day! Kaydee 68 (talk) 14:01, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Kaydee 68 --Slashme (talk) 14:47, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Slashme. So we are currently talking to Wikipedians as well as allies who are interested or involved in free culture and FOSS. A word about us: The African Commons Project (TACP) is a non-profit organisation based in South Africa with a history of promoting free culture. TACP is working with South African Wikipedians to create a local Wikimedia chapter. In this effort, we are guided by Nhlanhla Mabaso from Wits University, who has several years of experience working with free software and free culture communities in the country, and Ian Gilfillan (Wikipedia user name Greenman), a South African Wikipedian who has been active in calling for the formation of a local chapter, and self-professed geek of long standing, as well as several Wikipedians from structures associated with the Wikimedia Foundation from around the world. The plan is to hold a working session for all those interested in forming a South African Wikimedia chapter towards the end of July: the idea is to enable interested Wikipedians to get together and take this idea forward. This working session will be held in Cape Town or Joburg (depending on the interest shown) and we will have some travel scholarships available for those who might need assistance. Greenman is going to be setting up a mailing list where we can talk about the Chapter in more detail as an initial step. With help from other Wikipedians within the WMF structure, we've also put together a short survey to ascertain people's capabilities, interests etc. which you can email me directly for as its a bit long to include here :) Kaydee 68 (talk) 17:30, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Kaydee 68 --Slashme (talk) 05:43, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey Slashme. Thanks for the response and suggestion. At present Greenman is setting up a ZAmailing list right now and also putting a note about the Chapter idea on Meta which I'll point everyone to as soon as set up. Not sure if you know Greenman - also Cape Town based and pretty active in terms of pushing for Wikimania to be hosted in South Africa. Cheers for now and enjoy the World Cup opening! Kaydee 68 (talk) 06:15, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi there again. A page has been set up on meta here: if you'd like to go there and add your name and check out the stuff that has been added so far. Cheers Kaydee 68 (talk) 14:56, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Kaydee 68 --Slashme (talk) 08:48, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Reedbed images

Hey Slashme, Thanks already for the reedbed images. Some fixes still need implementing, I placed the remarks at User_talk:KVDP#Reed_beds. As for the Hydrogen-based_domestic_energy_storage images, I think we can work out the issues in one way or another, if a compromise has been found, perhaps someone could implement the image corrections (I'm still not proficient with Inkscape) KVDP (talk) 09:36, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

sorry to trouble you...

File:Coat of Arms of the Italian Social Republic.svg needs redrawn as gold, the "owner" of the crude earlier version is being testy. Can you help? Thank you for your earlier help, and sorry. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 17:38, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Kintetsubuffalo --Slashme (talk) 06:21, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop#Italian Social Republic, again. Thank you!--Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 11:12, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

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Will add refs. Plenty available. --Slashme (talk) 10:58, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Pastel Accounting - softline pastel stub page

Hi Slashme,

thank you so much for creating this stub article for me,

Iv read through it and i have a few nigglies to point out

-In the first paragraph, can you change "South African accounting package" to South African accounting software package - as it is an accounting software package.

Also under Pastel versions - there is a spelling error

"Pastel Acount Software comes in several versions to cater for the needs of the size of a certian business. These versions, in order of features included are..."

Please can you change this to: Pastel accounting software

Other than that all looks good!

Many thanks once again! Pam —Preceding unsigned comment added by CKNET (talkcontribs) 07:17, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:CKNET --Slashme (talk) 10:41, 30 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi Slash me thanks again for making the edits, however my boss has reviewed the text and would like some other changes - would this be possible for you to do?

Please see edits below:

Pastel Accounting is a popular[1]p.99 South African accounting software package developed by Softline Pastel since 1989[2].... "Please add "Softline", before Pastel as indicated.

Features Fixed Assets - Buy Now (remove buy now)

Pastel Packages (Please change from versions)

Pastel Accounting Software comes in different size packages to cater for the needs of the size of a certain business. These versions, in order of features included are..." Please add the words that have been bolded.

Other Pastel Solutions (please change from spin offs)

Please change the following sentence:

The systems requirements are the same across all versions, although Pastel Evolution has three separate versions, each with different requirements:

to read:

The system requirements are similar across the different packages, although Pastel Evolution has three separate versions, each with different requirements:

Please can you add a heading above the table: Pastel Evolution system requirements

i hope these changes are ok, i apologise for the inconvenience.

Thanks CKNET (talk) 13:51, 30 August 2010 (UTC)CKNETCKNET (talk) 13:51, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:CKNET --Slashme (talk) 14:38, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Local Group.svg

Hi, I found a typo. Should be "Antlia Dwarf", not "Antila". Cheers, Reyk YO! 07:58, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

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Reedbed images

Hey Slashme,

I was wondering whether you have time to implement the image changes as requested a while ago at If you don't like to work further on it, that's no problem, but I wanted to ask you before I posted the request at the graphics lab. The reason I want the changes is because we could perhaps need it in the near future at Appropedia for some of our designs, and we definitly not want to waste money with the building of more complex systems. In addition, we also need it as simple as possible to avoid building mistakes.

Thanks in advance, KVDP (talk) 08:33, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks for showing up and making some suggestions etc. FYI: I made you a sysop there, since we need lots of help as it gets promoted more. If you have any questions feel free to ask me, Steven Walling at work 08:56, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

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Reply on User_talk:Courcelles: png was made to give transparent background, should be used instead of jpg. --Slashme (talk) 11:35, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

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Reply on User talk:Skier Dude2: Better quality PNG now uploaded, used on article. --Slashme (talk) 07:44, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Parliament seat diagrams

Thanks for writing the seat-diagram tool! I was about to start on something similar myself when I discovered it. I've noticed that the output doesn't look so great for smaller sizes - if you try a parliament of 42 seats, for example. I have an idea how one might fix it - I see you have the source code available, but there's no explicit copyright license. Is it OK if I download it and tinker with it?

By the way, I took the liberty of replacing the charts on 24th South African Parliament - there was something wrong with them, because the National Assembly and the NCOP have 400 and 90 members respectively. - htonl (talk) 19:49, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi there! Please tinker away. I'll explicitly put it under GPL later today. You might want to look at the source code to ADSvote as well: --Slashme (talk) 05:51, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! - htonl (talk) 20:04, 2 February 2011 (UTC)


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Removed prod template: references show that it's notable. Maybe still needs some cleanup due to tone. Will discuss on talk page. --Slashme (talk) 20:16, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

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UK plug image

Sweet! Thanks for taking on the hardest top-4 :) Jon C (talk) 19:43, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Jkwchui --Slashme (talk) 13:02, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

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Promin Molecular Structure Spacefill.png

Hi Slashme. I just wanted to let you know that I have removed File:Promin Molecular Structure Spacefill.png from promin, and marked the image as disputed on Commons. Can you please take a look at my comments there? Thank you. -- Ed (Edgar181) 16:52, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

You're absolutely right! Also, the oxygen atoms on the SO3- groups overlap the aromatic carbons. I made this from a messed-up molfile. Will see if I can find a better one. --Slashme (talk) 17:25, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Drawing software

Hi Slashme. I am a chemistry teacher, and i'm looking for a software for apparatus drawings, like this one you did.Was it all done by yourself (i mean each detail), or did you use some database ? Which software did you use ? (I precise that i'm working on a MacBook ...). Thanks in advance ! Tristan 09:17, 05 August 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Hi Tristan, I used Inkscape. I created the parts of the drawings myself, but the nice thing about Inkscape is that you can re-use elements that you and others have drawn (especially if you turn the apparatus parts into groups while drawing them.) Inkscape is free software, and is also available for macOS. It can save the image as svg (a free and open vector drawing format), and can also export to a variety of image file formats, as well as pdf. Let me know if you need any help. --Slashme (talk) 11:53, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Slashme, tkanks a lot, i'm going to try this ! Thanks again, Tristan 10:37, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Promin

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Hello questions about picture uploading

Hello Slashme, I appreciate your message on my talk page but I will say I was not the one to create it, it was someone else, I am trying to update it to make it better as I have much more info and the person it is about has been in contact with me to fix it. My question about the picture uploading is I was given pictures by the person whom the article is about to post them only thing is I am unsure whether it is allowed? It isn't copy-righted and I can find it online where he has posted it, he has also again given me permission to use it. Please respond to me on my talk page to let me know soon! YukikoGC (talk) 16:57, 19 August 2011 (UTC)YukikoGC

Reply on User talk:YukikoGC --Slashme (talk) 17:13, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Solicitation graph.jpg

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I support the deletion. --Slashme (talk) 06:45, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Thank You

Hello, Thank you for your help with the faceboy article. I'm a long time King Missile fan (the lead singer, John S. Hall is faceboy's older brother) and tried to improve the faceboy page by adding some of his more recent work linked to reliable sources. It's frustrating and disappointing to see things like, "This section does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2011)" under the Faceboyz Open Mike section when; 4 best of awards, an extensive article in the New York Times, several write ups in Time Out New York etc can all be found on the page.

Looking through the history, you seem to be one of the few people who has done anything constructive to improve this article as opposed to others who choose to simply challenge the validity of the subject without actually reading any of the clearly reliable sources that are there but not exactly in the right places. Your suggestions to me were polite and your work was professional. Clearly, the formatting is too confusing for me to follow which seemed to lead to actually making the article worse. So I will not attempt to make any further changes but do thank you for the work you've done. It would be nice to see it done completely and correctly but I understand if you don't have the time or interest to do so. Thanks Again (talk) 13:30, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk: (talk) 17:35, 23 August 2011 (UTC)


Leikkikalugangsteri has a link to IMDb at the bottom which would at least account for the cast and crew lists as well as the Jussi Award nominations. All the rest is based on me watching the movie which is currently up at MTV3's internet channel, katsomo. --TheHande (talk) 08:23, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:HannuMakinen --Slashme (talk) 09:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

For any matching?

Hi, Slashme, my photos are mostly not good,I know you are not only one,there are few more,but difference is that,you are commenting directly to me,others with ridiculous manner in hiding. Here is one link,there is my photo,may be it is better than?.If yes,then fix it yourself,I know nothing how to fix.The photo is free from copyright,it is my personal.Thanks.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 18:40, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Ehsan Sehgal --Slashme (talk) 07:52, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
  • OK,and thanks.When I have any better picture,I will let you know.Ehsan Sehgal (talk) 10:02, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

soccer world cup listed at Redirects for discussion

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Soccer world cup. Since you had some involvement with the soccer world cup redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Powers T 22:40, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

I think this has enough focus already; thanks for the notice though. --Slashme (talk) 06:10, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

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Hi slashme

Sorry it took so long, i didnt notice!, its about the creation of the new page 'Volcanic cone'

I wanted to create a more complete database of types of volcanoes. To gather this information i use the smithsonion's Global Volcananism Program, the most complete database of Volcanoes in the world. And under some volcanoes the put the name 'Cone' In some volcanoes profiles where the section entitled 'volcano type' is.

Have a look on the global volcanism prgram website, and look up the volcanoes of Turfan in china and the Karpinsky group in the kuril islands. i have provided the adress of both volcanoes below: Turfan:

Karpinsky Group:

Thank You. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noble fan (talkcontribs) 09:09, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Noble fan --Slashme (talk) 13:30, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

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A brownie for you!

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None, actually. --Slashme (talk) 16:52, 12 November 2011 (UTC)


How do i use your Parliament graph creator? Thnx for help Mikeyandreality (talk) 16:32, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikeyandreality --Slashme (talk) 17:26, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
  Hi, and thnx. I entered the code as such: Labour Party, 55, #FF0000; Conservatives, 33, #0000FF; Liberal Country, 14, #FF0000; Green Party, 5, #008000; Progressive Democrats, 2, #000000

Did i do anything wrong????? It keeps coming put wrong. Mikeyandreality (talk) 00:55, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Like a get a code for it but now what do I do with it=] Mikeyandreality (talk) 00:57, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikeyandreality --Slashme (talk) 06:20, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Response:when i put the code in all i see is a really really longer code. SO do I use that code and put into a modifier or something? Cuse i get the code and i have no idea what to do with it. Mikeyandreality (talk) 21:29, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

[Deleted svg file dump] --Slashme (talk) 06:19, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

SOrry i had to post that but i never see a picture just this code. Mikeyandreality (talk) 23:06, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikeyandreality --Slashme (talk) 06:19, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

OMg thnx.It works. I love you for this =] jk but it works now so i really do love you =] Mikeyandreality (talk) 23:50, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikeyandreality --Slashme (talk) 05:57, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Well i was gonna mainly use it for a Wikia about a fictional country. We mainly discuss politics there. But I was also gonna use it for the Yonkers City Council. I created the page and clean it up regularly. Mikeyandreality (talk) 10:57, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Or since that council is kinda small I could go around City Council pages in Canada, Britain and America and upload Arch pictures. Would that be a good project or not? Mikeyandreality (talk) 11:03, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikeyandreality --Slashme (talk) 11:07, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, but since i'm political and chill i'll just go at a slow pace start with larger councils first tho. Mikeyandreality (talk) 21:39, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

The first one i made can be seen at Epsom and Ewell. Mikeyandreality (talk) 22:01, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

PNG is just a preference, just what I like =] Mikeyandreality (talk) 21:30, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
The Parliament diagram format website is down =/ Mikeyandreality (talk) 01:07, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
And now it's back up. --Slashme (talk) 06:24, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Sorry it's such a good tool now I can't really live without it. Thnx. Mikeyandreality (talk) 12:26, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the ego boost!!! --Slashme (talk) 13:21, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

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Fixed --Slashme (talk) 08:09, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Point and Request

Excellent job on the Vismodegib structure, there's a few sites out there ripping off your great image without giving you props

It would be great if you could do a similar model for the next Hedgehog inhibitor Saridegib (IPI-926)!

Keep up the great work!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by ScotHibb (talkcontribs) 04:11, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Here's a few links to chem structures for Saridegib...hope your week lightens up!!! Compared to Cyclopamine - — Preceding unsigned comment added by ScotHibb (talkcontribs) 07:30, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

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Reply on User talk:Danhash --Slashme (talk) 06:53, 20 December 2011 (UTC)


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Not quite correct. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 19:56, 29 December 2011 (UTC)


But I'm a drive-by kinda guy. :) But maybe there will be an echo effect: I saw the edit while writing this. That version is an archived version of a daily email I send out; the archived version is split from the emailed version. The emailed version has a note at the top telling ~35,000 people about the drive-by edit, though. --DNL (talk) 12:17, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Hah, well, thanks x2! (And please tell others to subscribe :-)) --DNL (talk) 12:43, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Financial Fair Play Regulations - Thank you


Thank you so much; it is very heartening to get some positive feedback. Despite the Wiki guidance a lot of the time I find I get these very scolding comments, when as I pointed out when I pasted the article from a WORD document i had written, I just needed a little time to add the references- I don't get on with using the Sandbox very well. Thanks again--Godwhale (talk) 10:04, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll take a look--Godwhale (talk) 10:19, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

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Left comment on relevant page: please do delete it! --Slashme (talk) 14:59, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of Pastel Accounting for deletion

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Thanks for the heads-up! --Slashme (talk) 12:31, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Skuif na Commons

Goeiedag, is dit moontlik dat jy die lêer RiaanProudlySA.jpg na Commons skuif? Ek wil dit baie graag gebruik op die Nederlandse wikipedia, maar dis nou net twee keer opgelaai op die Afrikaanse en Engelse wikipedia, terwyl die lêer nog nie op Commons staan nie. Kan jy dit skuif na Commons? Baie dankie. I90Christian (talk) 14:48, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:I90Christian: Moved! --Slashme (talk) 05:45, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Hero's Journey image

Hey! Just a quick note on your (great) hero's journey image: You misspelled "goddess". --Brandt Luke Zorn (talk) 18:10, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, fixed! (Due to the magic of SVG, this kind of thing can be fixed with a text editor.) --Slashme (talk) 02:58, 5 April 2012 (UTC)


Hi :) Thank you for the edits i'm quite new :P — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schutzephilip (talkcontribs) 15:38, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Schutzephilip --Slashme (talk) 15:55, 17 April 2012 (UTC)


Hey, kan ek maar nou die issues tab delete? ek het nou alles dink ek.. (citations/references enz..) by die Mihail Ilyich Surkov page ;) Schutzephilip (talk) 19:26, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Antwoord op User talk:Schutzephilip --Slashme (talk) 08:36, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

P450 cycle image

Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. I teach undergrad courses in bioinorganic chemistry and my students (and I) often rely on Wikipedia articles. You provided a nice catalytic cycle graphic for the P450 article. But unfortunately there is an error in the placement of the arrow for the peroxide shunt, and I'm hoping that you could fix it. As is stated in the P450 article (which I'm guessing you helped to write), when the peroxide shunt is used, no external reductant is needed so the peroxide reacts with the iron(III), not the iron(II) form of P450. So the figure should be changed so that the red arrow starts out at the intermediate at the top of the cycle (between steps 1 and 2) rather than at the intermediate between steps 2 and 3 and at the same time. I could make this change myself (do I have your permission to doctor up the existing figure?), but thought you might still have the original ChemDraw (or whatever) file that you could quickly change to make the correction. Once the figure is changed then the wording on the P450 page should be changed to include that step (2) as well as 3, 4 and 5 are skipped by the peroxide shunt. Thanks for considering my request (and any advice on contributing to Wikipedia would be welcome - I just signed up for a user account deciding it was time to start contributing, and I hope I'm doing this right - I'm going to try to sign my name now - don't quite understand the four tildas, but here they are - also [added a few minuts later] my name is somehow at the top of your talk page and I don't know how it got there or how to remove it without totally screwing up your talk page, so I'm going to let you clean it up if you can).

Rob Scarrow (talk) 12:27, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Rob Scarrow --Slashme (talk) 14:34, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for making the fix and for the advice about getting started and possibly using Wikipedia editing as a class assignment. Both were very helpful! Rob Scarrow (talk) 23:50, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Political Seats Diagram

How do you get the text from the site (the SVG) code into an image that you can see?

Pete'sport (talk) 12:03, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Pete'sport --Slashme (talk) 12:54, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks :) Pete'sport (talk) 06:43, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

NBA Rivalries

I have no idea how to really message or talk to Slashme so I am not sure if this message is really doing the trick. However, if anyone reads this knows how to revert back to edits then please go to the NBA rivalry's page and revert back to infinitepwer's edit on 13:17.27 May 2012. Some person came into that sight and put up biased information. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Infinitepwer (talkcontribs) 09:09, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Infinitepwer --Slashme (talk) 09:22, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Bahamas House of Assembly

Hello Slashme, I'm having problems with seeing a svg image I uploaded using the programme you created to show parliamentary seats in a parliament ( in this case being the Bahamas House of Assembly). This is the name of the image File:Bahamas House of Assembly Seats.svg. It would be great to know what's wrong with it. Dannyboybs18 (talk) 17:51, 03 June 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Dannyboybs18 --Slashme (talk) 15:36, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Wow thanks Slashme, I didn't even realise that I had put the PLP in quotation, but thanks again by the way.Dannyboybs18 (talk) 17:51, 03 June 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Dannyboybs18 --Slashme (talk) 07:59, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you!

Cheeseburger.png For your great Parliament diagram! Cipika (talk) 20:17, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Well, I'm glad you liked it! ^_^ I was actually wondering if you have a Parliament diagram maker, but not in the arch mode, in the Westminster-style, with the government and the opposition put face to face, like in

Cipika (talk) 14:09, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Cipika --Slashme (talk) 18:24, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Heat image you recently drew

I'm accidental on this page, only to notice ou the table as I noticed it has the two reddest colors too similar. Could you make them more distinguishable for the eye?

Done: Reply on User_talk:R8R_Gtrs --Slashme (talk) 06:51, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Way better, thanks! --R8R Gtrs (talk) 11:44, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Hey another parliament diagram question

How do you use the block parliament diagram, i get this long code but where do i put it? Do you have a text editor to make it "picturized"? thanks - Mikeyandreality (talk) 23:47, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikeyandreality --Slashme (talk) 16:46, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Do you have a text editor to convert it? I cant find one Mikeyandreality (talk) 18:10, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikeyandreality --Slashme (talk) 20:27, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

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Wikimania Stories Project

My name is Victor Grigas and I'm a Storyteller at the Wikimedia Foundation. We're exploring new ways to explain why Wikipedia is so special and we’ve started a Wikipedia Stories Project, where we’re chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community, especially editors and active contributors in the movement like you. I'll be traveling to Wikimania next month to collect stories for our 2011 Fundraiser. While there I'd love the chance to meet with you and hear your thoughts about Wikipedia. We’ll have a schedule of available times for you to sign up if you’re interested, but right now, we’d like to make the initial contact to gauge your interest. Please let me know by emailing me at or responding on my talk page.

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Thanks for the parliament graph maker Rimlanin (talk) 10:48, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! --Slashme (talk) 11:46, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation newsletter

Hey Slashme. I'm dropping you a note because you used to (or still do!) patrol new pages. This is just to let you know that we've deployed and developed Page Curation, which augments and supersedes Special:NewPages - there are a lot of interesting new features :). There's some help documentation here if you want to familiarise yourself with the system and start using it. If you find any bugs or have requests for new features, let us know here. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 12:54, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

New Student

Good day David

i hope you are well. I have just discovered Wikipedia and am very excited about the workshop.

kind regards


--Nmgoqi (talk) 14:14, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Nmgoqi --Slashme (talk) 14:18, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

New Comer (Fresher)

Good Afternoon David

Thank you for your correspondence, I have been anticipating and waiting for two weeks. I only recieved this email at 15:43 and I finish work at 16:00, but I'm so ecited that I can not wait until tomorrow for todays exercise.

Thank you again for giving me this opportunity

––Dlangap2 (talk) 14:30, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Dlangap2 --Slashme (talk) 14:41, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipeadia pre-course activities

Good day

This is Martie Els from Lyttelton Library.

I am looking forward to learning more

--Martelsie (talk) 14:31, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Martelsie --Slashme (talk) 14:41, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

New Student

Hi David

Looking forward to the workshop! (talk) 14:34, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User --Slashme (talk) 14:41, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello Everybody

New student from Western Cape College of Nursing Library. Real excited about this course. See you all soon

Nazma — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vajatn (talkcontribs) 16:09, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi David

Note to self, Read instructions carefully. --Vajatn (talk) 16:14, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

LOL! --Slashme (talk) 17:15, 15 October 2012 (UTC)


Hie David

I am very much happy take part of this Wikimedia Training Workshop.

--Mailele (talk) 07:14, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mailele --Slashme (talk) 07:21, 16 October 2012 (UTC)


Good day David

Just started working through the activities - very excited for the workshop!

I work at the University of Pretoria's main library.

Have a great day! Lidia Swart Swart.lidia (talk) 07:26, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Swart.lidia --Slashme (talk) 07:33, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Take a look around

I have familiarized myself with the Wikipedia work page and the tabs available. I am still confused though about the Random page link because when I click it i get articles that are not directly related to page that I will be at. May you please explain the purpose this link, and if it is really a necessary link on Wikipedia

--Mailele (talk) 11:02, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Mercy, and congratulations on being the first one to post on today's exercise! Good question on the "random page" link. That link takes you to any one of Wikipedia's four million articles. It's not a particularly useful feature, but it does allow you to take a random sample of Wikipedia pages, to get a quick idea of how diverse the topics are which are covered in Wikipedia. --Slashme (talk) 11:27, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you David for the explanation.

--Mailele (talk) 11:53, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Take a look around

Hi David

I just completed the exercise for today. It's amazing what you discover on Wikipedia and about Wikipedia if you play around a bit. (talk) 14:20, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Absolutely true: I actually discovered a few things myself while setting up the material for the course, although I've been editing Wikipedia for seven years! --Slashme (talk) 14:28, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Day 2

Good day David.

Went through all the info. Found and explored all the tabs and links. That makes sense to me. First article on libraries is very elaborate and to much information is given. Second article only about the specific poem excact and to the point. Thats my opinion I might be looking at it from the wrong perspective.

Have a good evening

--Martelsie (talk) 14:26, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the perspective! You make a good point: many Wikipedia articles try to cover the subject so comprehensively that they become much longer than a normal encyclopedia article would be. It's part of the job of an editor to balance that, and where necessary to split material out into sub-articles, or to cut material that is unnecessary. It is however also true that an article about a poem can only cover a certain amount of ground, while a topic like "library" lends itself to a very wide discussion, and needs firm control by the editors to keep it within a reasonable size.
Further reading: Wikipedia:Article_size --Slashme (talk) 14:35, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

I understand excactly. There is so much information available not only on wikipedia but on the internet as a whole. It can become very difficult to present your client with the information they require in a short period of time if articles are not edited/ compiled correctly.

Thank you for the feedback

--Martelsie (talk) 14:45, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

New student

Hi David, Looking forward to attend your class. Regards,

Elvis City of Tshwane Library Services — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:32, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk: --Slashme (talk) 14:40, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Abulele Sikwetu

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. My name is Abulele Sikwetu, but you can call me Abu. I have just registered and feel a bit left out, but I will do my best to catch up.

Looking forward to meeting you all in two weeks time.

Abulele 09:36, 17 October 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abulele (talkcontribs)

Reply on User talk:Abulele --Slashme (talk) 13:34, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Me too, me too!

If you don't mind, I'll join in the preliminary exercises. --Teachalakazi (talk) 17:41, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome! --Slashme (talk) 06:58, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Day 2

I found it quite useful to keep your training messages open in one tab and then opening other windows by right-clicking on links, then choosing "open in new tab" from the drop-down menu. It is then much easier to switch between windows by clicking on the tab you need. --Teachalakazi (talk) 18:00, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, great advice! --Slashme (talk) 06:57, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello there!

Hie David and Mercy, i just wanna say i'm glad to be part of Wikimedia, i'm looking forward to the classes. Have a great and blessed day! --Sdnxumalo (talk) 07:27, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Sdnxumalo --Slashme (talk) 07:33, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

are we supposed to write down the exercise and submit them on the day of the training? -- (talk) 07:41, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

No, this is a hands-on course. Make sure you're logged in to Wikipedia when you're online (note: "Log in" should be at the top right of your screen) and as you do the exercises, post your findings either here or on your own talk page, or on your own user page. Once again, I'm always ready to assist if you have any problems! --Slashme (talk) 07:49, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Greetings from the North

Sorry Sir i am late. Please allow me to take my sit and get on with the tasks. Thank you--One and all 12:03, 17 October 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shumbasigauke (talkcontribs)

Reply on User talk:Shumbasigauke --Slashme (talk) 12:32, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

I am Here with you all

Dear All,

Its been great going through the registration stage.

--Dr. Harris Andoh (talk) 12:26, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Dr. Harris Andoh --Slashme (talk) 12:35, 17 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi David

Where does 1 find out if a page is rated C-Class, B- Class? What is the criteria for these ratings?


--Vajatn (talk) 12:42, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Nazma,

That's a great question, so I'm answering it here where the others can see it as well.

Many subjects on Wikipedia have an organised team of editors, called a WikiProject. The members of these projects assess the articles on a range of criteria, as outlined in this page: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Assessment FAQ. An article is usually assessed by a single member of the project, unless there's a disagreement about the rating, in which case they will discuss it and build consensus. The project member will then post his or her rating on the talk page of the article, and you can see the rating there. In some cases, like Talk:Library, the ratings are hidden to avoid taking up too much space at the top of the page: where it says "This article is of interest to multiple WikiProjects. Click [show] for further details." you have to click on the link titled "[show]".

I hope that answers your question fully! --Slashme (talk) 13:27, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

new student

I finally have time to do my homework! -- (talk) 13:05, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk: --Slashme (talk) 13:12, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

student librarian

Good afternoon

Apologies for only starting the exercises past deadline but i am sure to catch up hopefully most are joggers not runners.

kind regards --Lbopape (talk) 13:27, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Lbopape --Slashme (talk) 21:14, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Pre course exercise


David thank you for response on "Ratings" I did not realise how much "behind the scene" information there is on wikipedia. I found the pre-course exercises very helpful, but sometimes confusing. The Help tag "helps" alot :-)

Many thanks --Vajatn (talk) 08:38, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, Wikipedia really is an iceberg: only a few percent is visible as actual content pages. The rest is all history, discussion, organisation and so on.
Please let me know which of the exercises are confusing: maybe you're not the only one who's confused, and I can help explain things in a way that others will understand! --Slashme (talk) 20:50, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia main page

Hi David

I was doing Thursday 18 it is quite interesting I followed the history of Wikipedia main page back to 23 December 2002, I'm not sure if that how it is or it's just my computer but if that's only how far back it goes then it's not that old.

--Dlangap2 (talk) 09:06, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes indeed! If you look at the front page from that time, you'll see that it was very basic. Everything you see today was built up in a decade by volunteers! Back then, they had the goal to write 100 000 articles. We now have over 4 million! It makes my head spin just thinking about it. --Slashme (talk) 21:22, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Pre course work

Hi David

Just to let you know that I am doing my pre course excercises. Im learning a lot of new things every time.

Thank you Martelsie (talk) 13:11, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

So glad to hear that! --Slashme (talk) 21:18, 22 October 2012 (UTC)


Lets do this guys --User talk:Unakamva 14:17, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Unakamva --Slashme (talk) 21:20, 27 October 2012 (UTC)


Dear David,

The second day has been highly succesful.

Cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr. Harris Andoh (talkcontribs) 13:07, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Dr. Harris Andoh --Slashme (talk) 20:17, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello David

I'm so sorry to bother you, but I'm interested to know what is the replacement filing cabinet, what is it used for and how does it work.

––Dlangap2 (talk) 09:52, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't understand the question: which replacement filing cabinet? --Slashme (talk) 21:23, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Good Morning David

There is a picture of a filing cabinet on your talk page if you open it you see it is written replacement filing cabinet.

––Dlangap2 (talk) 06:07, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Phindy, that is an archive of previous messages left on my talk page - you can click on the numbers under the filing cabinet to see them. The confusion with "replacement filing cabinet" comes about because that's the name of the actual picture used to indicate the archive. --Slashme (talk) 19:43, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Signs & Symbols

Hi David

Are we suppose to know when & how to use to signs & symbls. eg. below. Is 2 square brackets [[ ]] a hyperlink? How to we add a reference or do a citation? Explain chevron ref chevron & chevron forward slash ref chevron [1] What is the purpose of *

Thanks in advance

--Vajatn (talk) 07:07, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Good questions, Nazma!

Wikipedia uses these symbols to allow you to edit the pages without using a special editor, but it is a bit like a code, so some people find it difficult at first. The Wikimedia Foundation is working on a more user-friendly editor, and it's currently being tested.

The * (when used at the beginning of the line) makes a bullet point. In the same way, # makes a numbered list of items, and a : just indents the line.

  • Bullet point
  1. First item
  2. Second item
Indented line

For a hyperlink outside Wikipedia, you can use single square brackets. To link to a page inside wikipedia, you use double square brackets.

The ref tags (ref and /ref in chevron brackets) start and end a citation or footnote.

There's a quick reference to this kind of thing at Wikipedia:Cheatsheet, and much more information on how to edit Wikipedia at Help:Contents/Editing_Wikipedia. --Slashme (talk) 19:55, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Real editing work

Dear David

Thank you again for these exercises, I edited the Pretoria North High School page and I was so fascinated to see my edit on the page and to see my comments on the view history page. I feel important! --Dlangap2 (talk) 11:48, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Well done!! I especially like the fact that you put some information in, and then realised that it would be better in a different place in the article, and moved it. I've taken out the contact details, because that kind of information is generally not kept on Wikipedia, and I've moved the information you added from the History section into the top paragraph, because it's very relevant to the description of the school. --Slashme (talk) 20:08, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello David

my name is Refilwe I work at Tuks (UP) looking forward to WIKIPEDIA train-the-trainer workshop --05:43, 24 October 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Welcome Refilwe! On Monday, we'll get you hooked up with a Wikipedia username. --Slashme (talk) 20:10, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi there

This is great thanks for the tutorial! --Amandamzw (talk) 07:59, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Amandamzw --Slashme (talk) 20:27, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

New Student

I am very glad to be part of the Wikipedia Training. I look forward to seeing you next week.

--Samueltmoyo (talk) 09:04, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Samueltmoyo --Slashme (talk) 20:36, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello ..Tmalemela (talk) 12:50, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

I am looking forward to the training for next week, as a late comer i will try my level to finish my tasks before Monday.Thanks

Reply on User talk:Tmalemela --Slashme (talk) 20:44, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello Hi

Hope you well mate

Looking forward to the training next week!!!

--BlaqSun86 (talk) 12:31, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Looking good so far! --Slashme (talk) 20:47, 27 October 2012 (UTC)


It was such an experience thought it hadn't been easy doing the assignment but once one gets the act right it gets easier and better — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgolo (talkcontribs) 13:17, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Great, keep it going! See you Monday --Slashme (talk) 21:09, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Dumela. New Student.

Started late, but willing to make it and succeed.–– (talk) 14:06, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Good! We'll get you hooked up with a username on Monday. --Slashme (talk) 21:09, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Back to the end! Make your first real Wikipedia edit

Dear David

This was quite an amazing experience. I Managed to edit an article in Shona. The article I edited can be viewed through this link I am learning something everyday. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mailele (talkcontribs) 14:59, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations!! The minor-language Wikipedias are the place where everyone can make an impact, so if you can get other people editing the Shona Wikipedia, you can make a big difference. --Slashme (talk) 21:09, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

hello and new student

hie and see you in centurion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tongonashe (talkcontribs) 07:38, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Tongonashe --Slashme (talk) 21:11, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Comment moved from my user page

I am astounded by the amount of discussion that goes into the making of just one article. You have to have passion for the subject to contribute honestly --One and all 10:40, 19 October 2012 (UTC) From User:Shumbasigauke

Completely true. --Slashme (talk) 21:34, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Pardon me for being an interloper. However, not completely true. It is true of controversial and au courant articles. It is true of many standing articles and articles of general interest.
However, a lot of very good articles are created by the effort of one or two editors, who do it out of the limelight and without the distractions of other editors. For example, if you look at the main page and click on the WP:DYKs, you will see a lot of those. Take a look at the article "history". This is not to say that the articles won't eventually involve discussion. And there could have been extensive collaboration in the DYK process. My practical suggestion is that you can find a subject, develop it in your own WP:Sandbox, and then put it into the wild in a fairly well developed state. Hope that helps. Happy editing. 7&6=thirteen () 21:51, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
That's a valid comment, and you're right, many articles are mostly the work of one or two editors, but Did You Know is a special case: the article has to be new and reasonably well developed to qualify, so there's not much time for extensive collaboration. Many of them go on to become targets for extensive collaboration, but others of course don't - that depends on the general level of interest in the topic. --Slashme (talk) 07:37, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
I agree. My only point is that one can make significant contributions and do it alone, at least for a while. Indeed, some articles and subjects are of only narrow interest, and almost never see any comments. See e.g., Bill Smith (fell runner). 7&6=thirteen () 08:22, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

New Student

Hi time to work!

--Cmsengezi (talk) 13:44, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Welcome! I think you should be able to finish most of the exercises tonight - just try not to fall asleep in class tomorrow ;-] --Slashme (talk) 15:37, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Finally I have arrived

Dear Dear David

Looking forward to tomorrow and meeting with you and the team as well as my fellow workshop participants ––Ria Groenies (talk) 13:50, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

So am I: welcome to the course! --Slashme (talk) 15:42, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

new student


it's such a pleasure that i was granted the opportunity to attend this exciting workshop. i am quiet sure it will be very helpful and exciting as well — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgolo (talkcontribs) 11:41, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Kgolo --Slashme (talk) 12:28, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

hi this is my new username and forget about the previous one --Samadiba (talk) 13:27, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

New Student - Namaste (Hello)

First time user (into the wiki editing world); had created user logins many times few years before; but never could figure out how it works !!! --AuroZar (talk) 23:13, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Welcome! --Slashme (talk) 19:29, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply, it was a pleasure to meet you and know more about the Wiki world. Just a quick question, how do we add the information to the snaps we would like to upload, but belongs to others. E.g: I have received the pics of UJ (other campuses) from their marketing division, and would like to upload. How do we put the information that the pictures belong to whom, they have provided the consent to upload the pics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aurobindo Ogra (talkcontribs) 15:02, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Aurobindo Ogra --Slashme (talk) 20:50, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi David, thanks for the prompt response, I will go through the links and discuss with the marketing division, thanks once again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aurobindo Ogra (talkcontribs) 05:38, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Message for you ...

... at User talk:Slashme/ --Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:03, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Slashme/ --Slashme (talk) 22:16, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Call for Wikipedians in Residence in Africa


I hope you are well and thriving!! WikiAfrica has just put out a call for two Wikipedians in Residence. One in Cape Town at WikiAfrica, at the Africa Centre; and the other for WikiAfrica Cameroon in Douala, at doual’art. If you are interested, please contact either Marilyn [] for the WikiAfrica Cameroon call or Isla [] for the WikiAfrica position in Cape Town.

If you are not interested in applying, I would be very grateful if you could spread this call far and wide among your networks to ensure that both projects get excellent candidates. Here is the link for the information page:

Best regards, Islahaddow

(This message was sent using Lucia Bot at 22:33, 16 November 2012 (UTC))

Thank you a million for the legilation diagram tool

The program that you built has made it really easy to make the diagrams for senates and houses. You saved me hours of work as I was nearly about to spend my own time spacing and counting dots in photoshop. A tool like this doesn't just make diagrams, but it also motivates editors to diagram other information and make it more compact. I've already done the South_Dakota_Senate, Maryland_Senate, Senate, Washington Senate, Delaware Senate, Connecticut Senate, Illinois Senate, Idaho Senate, and the House of Representatives of: South Dakota and Idaho. Also a diagram for Joint sessions of the US congress.

Internationally I did Belgim's senate and the Argentine_Chamber_of_Deputies. To give you an idea of how much it motivates you to work further, I also updated information on the pages and for Belgium I amplified the legislature information box and filled in information in the French and Dutch pages and updated Argentina's in Spanish. In any case, thought you'd be pleased to see the kind of information your tool has helped make available.

Have you or are you working on any other interesting projects? Thanks again --Shabidoo | Talk 01:05, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Shabidoo – Can you please categorize the images into Commons' Category:Election apportionment diagrams? That'll make it a lot easier for people to find/use them. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 04:43, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
I have no idea how to categorize anything. Help? --Shabidoo | Talk 04:47, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. When you're creating or editing the file description on Commons, just add [[Category:Election apportionment diagrams]] at the bottom. That'll put it in that category. I've gone through and categorized the ones you've already uploaded. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 14:54, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Shabidoo, thanks so much for the motivating words!! I'm doing a lot of work at the moment to build up the South African Wikimedia Chapter - so less programming, more community building. You'll see posts above from my students ;-]

Philosopher, thanks for the help with categorisation! --Slashme (talk) 19:13, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Slashme...thanks for the barnstar! Philosopher...thanks for categorizing, Ill apply it to all future plans! Happy editing to both of you. --Shabidoo | Talk 01:29, 20 November 2012 (UTC)


Slashme, in August, 2012, deleted a passage from Ostomachion on the grounds that it missed the point, but did not indicate what the point missed might be. It is not clear, from his qualifications and expertise, whether Slashme has any special expertise in enumerative combinatorics. On the other hand, David Eppsten, who has also engaged recently in editing this entry, certainly does. So, I should like to remind both Users of the passage in question in seeking their consent to restoring the passage, perhaps with some further comment:

So, there are at least four different answers that we might give just considering Suter's proposal. Clearly, to count, you have to know what counts. When, as here, the number of outcomes is so sensitive to the assumptions made, it helps to state them explicitly. Put another way, combinatorics can help sharpen our awareness of tacit assumptions. If, say, answers like 4 or 64 are unacceptable for some reason, we have to re-examine our presumptions, possibly questioning whether Suter's pieces can be turned over in reforming their square. As emerges below, there is also some objection to Suter's proposal which would render this combinatorial discussion of the Suter board academic.

As it seems to me, the point the writer intends is that a problem in enumerative combinatorics has to be well-posed in order for it to be possible to answer it and that wide variation in potential answers is an indication that the problem has not been well posed. What is missing here is the further observation that Netz, in the referenced book with Noel, just jumps into his conjecture that Archimedes was doing high-level enumerative combinatorics leading to a large number, which is then confirmed by producing a suitable large number, but without any discussion of the underlying assumptions need to produce that large number. Two possible reasons for this reticence occur to me: (i) the writer wished to avoid being unduly adversarial; and (ii) the writer considered Netz' adoption of the (flawed) Suter Board, again without discussion why this Board is privileged over that emerging from the Archimedes Codex, a more serious obstacle.

So, I propose for your consideration and, as I hope, approval restoration of the deleted passage, with the further observation of how it relates to Netz' presentation in his book with Noel.

Now, also missing in the entry is discussion of Netz more scholarly discussion, jointly with Fabio Acerbi and N. G. Wilson, that came out in SCIAMVS in 2004:

The account here is decidely lower key than the earlier book and, if anything, supports the thrust of the Wiki entry in faulting the account in the book. In the first place, we see, not the Suter Board, but the outlines of a board that is two squares side by side, just as Heiberg had suggested (although in the book, Netz takes Heiberg to task for neglecting figures). Secondly, following the discussion in footnotes referring to Suter, the article recognises Suter's own admission of the provisional nature of his reconstruction (but not the typo in fn 6, where Suter has AD = DB, where presumably AD = AB is intended, not Suter's later conncession that, in the unpointed Arabic of his text, twice and equals are easily confused, not that Suter recognizes that this opens the possibility that the sides might be related as AD = 2AB, as seen in the Archimedes Codex). Thirdly, the authors have studied Hedberg and Suter sufficiently thoroughly to be able to say where Hedberg diverges from Suter. Fourthly, the authors even have reference to the note on Lucretius in 1956 by H. J. Rose from which they could have been led, by equally close reading, to Oldham's letter to Nature in 1926, although, particularly for a senior classicist, such as N. G. Wilson, Rose's standard Handbook of 1934, would be the more obvious source of acquaintance with Oldham's letter. For further reference here, we can consult Suter's article of 1899:

Comparison of book and paper does invite question about Netz' approach to scholarship? As it happens, an extended answer has been given by Netz' co-author, Fabio Acerbi, whose own work delving into Ancient Greek enumerative combinatorics seems, by Netz' own account, to have been an inspiration for Netz to emulate and equal.

The pointis not even whether Netz' approach should be labeled as history of mathematics, or whether, more likely, he is inventing a new genre ... Netz' book simply raises problems of methods: ...

Netz' earlier showmanship in publicizing his conjecture on Archimedes' Stomachion, namely that it was an exercise in high-level enumerative combinatorics, was sprung on a less suspecting audience.

So, with all due respect to your expertise and judgement, I should also like to add these references. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:13, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I have now checked back to see whether you have any rejoinder. Finding none, I wonder whether you had any serious interest in the entry Ostomachion when you edited it?

Apologies for not looking also at the talk page for Ostomachion before pressing you again. The deeper problem with the entry is that there is an OR flag still hanging over it, now for several years; and another editor seems to want various terms qualified. The passage you edited out seems to be suggesting that, if there are several possible answers, the question cannot have been posed well. But I agree that it is difficult to avoid sounding like commentary or original research, if the book by Netz and Noel is taken as given, which is why adding the reference to Netz' scholarly paper with Acerbi and Wilson provides a more balanced picture.

Naturally, I am curious to learn what drew you to this article, the better to understand and take account of your point of view, as and when I might make a revision - there is no great hurry to do so.

Reply on Talk:Ostomachion --Slashme (talk) 06:10, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome! I'm fairly new to wikipedia but I think I've figured things out a bit already. I'll keep your offer of assistance in mind though if I do find myself lost.

And no, I haven't even heard of Wikimedia South Africa or Wiki Loves Monuments, but I'll take a look at those links you posted. --Albertonian (talk) 00:55, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Antonio García Vega

Thanks for the nice words on Antonio García Vega. Its part of a project with students at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City and the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana although admittedly I do almost all of the work in (talk) 01:53, 1 April 2013 (UTC) Reply on User talk:Thelmadatter --Slashme (talk) 08:23, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Henry Hilton

Thanks for creating Henry Hilton, Peter Flass! ... Wow, great looking page for such a new one! Is this going for a DYK entry?

I hadn't thought about it, thanks. I haven't yet been able to get good pictures. Peter Flass (talk) 11:39, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Peter Flass --Slashme (talk) 11:57, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

EACSL page

Hello Slashme, thank you for your message. I updated a bit the page about EACSL but I will not go further because this is all the information I actually know. The associated CSL conference is one of the most important conferences in Theoretical Computer Science in Europe, and I guess the EACSL was born primarily to guide and supervise the organization of this conference. If you (i.e., Wikipedia admins in general) think this is not an encyclopedic entry, please feel free to remove it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garetjax3891 (talkcontribs) 15:28, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Garetjax3891 --Slashme (talk) 15:45, 1 April 2013 (UTC)


I have updated JAK3's article to include more relevant information and data which should help him meet the criteria for having a wikipedia page. He has released music through iTunes and other official retailers, and has worked with musician Prince. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thevoid1843 (talkcontribs) 19:59, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

I can't see the edits you made - at the moment it just redirects to the Janus kinase article. --Slashme (talk) 20:32, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

It's under Thevoid1843 (talk) 23:56, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

OK. To ensure that it passes deletion review, take a look at WP:BAND and make a clear case for at least one of the notabiity criteria. --Slashme (talk) 05:56, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks...

..for helping me save two of my British buses articles from deletion. Once agin, many thanks. Tom the Tomato (talk) 12:06, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I call 'em as I see 'em ;-] A pleasure! --Slashme (talk) 21:51, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Size of Wikipedia diagram

Hello Slashme,

You have updated File:SizeEnglishWikipedia.png on Wikipedia.

Is it a representation of Size of all Wikipedia, or a representation of Size of English Wikipedia ?

I don't uderstand, because File:SizeEnglishWikipedia.png says "5540 Volumes", Wikipedia:Size_of_Wikipedia#Hard_copy_size says "1771 volumes", and meta:Wikipedia as books says "8486 volumes".


--Juanes852 (talk) 15:22, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

PS, Excuse-me for my bad english, but I'm a Frenche contributor.

Reply on User talk:Juanes852 --Slashme (talk) 20:08, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Juanes,
The meta:Wikipedia as books is for all articles: it's based on meta:Template:NumberOfWikipediaArticles, which is the total number of Wikipedia articles in all languages. File:SizeEnglishWikipedia.png is out of date and incorrect: The actual size shown in the picture was correct when it was created, but I clearly forgot to update the number when I corrected the number of volumes. I don't have time to fix it now, so I'll tag it as incorrect. Thanks for pointing out the error! Wikipedia:Size_of_Wikipedia#Hard_copy_size is correct and up to date. (Edit: Votre Anglais et mieux de mon Français!)
--Slashme (talk) 19:59, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks your for replying,
I have corrected the problem in File:SizeEnglishWikipedia.png (it was hard !). Now, is it ok ?
I don't uderstand why in Wikipedia:Size in volumes there is the template {{update}}. If there is {{update}} in Wikipedia:Size in volumes, why there isn't in User:Tompw/bookshelf ?
--Juanes852 (talk) 16:07, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Reply on User talk:Juanes852 --Slashme (talk) 17:44, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot ! I'm very pleased with your recognition. I have an other question on my talk page. --Juanes852 (talk) 16:36, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Red Kitten 01.jpg

I know you like 'em

Teachalakazi (talk) 09:08, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Awww, thanks! --Slashme (talk) 11:12, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Simple and maybe stupid question:

Is Sixto Rodriguez real or a fictional character? You started the article in 2006, but there is none in africaans. Why that? Ich habe gerade den Film Searching for Sugar Man gesehen und ich bin mir gerade garnicht mehr sicher, ob das ein "echter" Dokumentarfilm ist oder totally scripted reality. Viele Grüße aus München - vorallem auch von meinem schwarzen, norwegischen Waldkater :) -- (talk) 19:48, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Ich glaube es gibt keine richtig dumme Fragen. Skeptizismus ist eine gute Eigenschaft. Rodríguez aber gibt es ja wohl! Er ist eine wahre Legende, und was man in dem Film sagen von seinem Einfluss auf Südafrikanischem Kultur ist, obwohl vielleicht ein bisschen übertrieben, korrekt.
Ich weiß nicht warum niemand schon eine Afrikaanse Übersetzung davon gemacht hat. Vielleicht mach ich's schon als ich mich wieder langweile.
Es kann sein daß ich in einige Monate München besuchen werde. Kenne ich vielleicht ihnen und ihren schwarzen, norwegischen Waldkater? --Slashme (talk) 21:02, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Parliament diagram

Parliament diagram is not working, the second CGI script is the one I used. Un.autre.monde (talk)

That's fine: the second diagram is the correct one to use. The first one was an ugly rectangular one, the second one is the professional-looking arch. --Slashme (talk) 19:34, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Dude just try using it, since I've been trying to generate the .svg file, as I have in the past, but it isn't coming up... you need to give it a look, I think something is wrong since I made a file just two days ago using that second link.Un.autre.monde (talk) 20:31, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I just made a new diagram with it: see Pakistani general election, 2013. We'll have to see what went wrong for you, but it works for me. --Slashme (talk) 21:00, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Trouble fixed... I had a problem in my formatting of parties. Thanks a billion. :) Un.autre.monde (talk) 21:17, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Whew! Thanks for letting me know! --Slashme (talk) 21:26, 31 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi David, Been playing - have a look here and send comments to Dumi (he hasnt seen it yet) - oh and your name is mentioned twice--Victuallers (talk) 22:04, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Interesting! I'll hopefully have some time to check it out over the weekend. Thanks for the alert! --Slashme (talk) 20:29, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks but there is a problem..

Hi Slashme, thanks for helping vectorize this..

Coat of arms of Sabah.

I tried to recolour it to match the state flag colour, but when I do that, there is a two black line appears on it. Can you fix it? — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! 14:22, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Fixed! --Slashme (talk) 14:39, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks for the great work! I hereby award this special barnstar for you! :) — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! 14:58, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's always nice to be appreciated! --Slashme (talk) 08:00, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
You're very welcome. ;) — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! 12:08, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Track and Field

Sorry, but you are using Wikipedia as its own source: you are sourcing Track and Field using the Goldman's Dilemma article. Suppose the source article fails an AfD? You'd be better off referring directly to the sources by placing them in the track and field article. Britmax (talk) 23:25, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

OK, valid point. Fixed! --Slashme (talk) 09:02, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Great result, thank you! Britmax (talk) 09:08, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Notice of redirect discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion

org listed at Redirects for discussion


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Org. Since you had some involvement with the org redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Widefox; talk 13:17, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Section OR

Template:Section OR has been nominated for merging with Template:Original research. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Insulam Simia (talk) 07:41, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For your quick work on the SaveMLAK and Kominkan articles. Stu (aeiou) 04:15, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! You also deserve one! --Slashme (talk) 04:41, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Templates:HeatTable and HeatTableC don't render in mobile view

Hi David, Even in mobile view using a desktop-based browser (FF23). I don't see anything funny in the code but only a few lines of the table show up and the title is goofy. Thanks Saintrain (talk) 00:25, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Saintrain --Slashme (talk) 08:02, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


Hi David, Dumi, .... all - "Everyone" seems to watch here I think. John Cummings and I are giving a talk about Wikitowns at an open source conference in two weeks. As Joburgpedia seems to be such a growing success (Gandhis House!!) I wonder if someone would care to share : Top reasons its succeeding : Problems: Interesting anecdotes, etc. A couple of paragraphs would be great and more would be splendid. If there is stuff published (presentation from Wikimania?) then please point me at it.

Can I thank all those who have been sharing with me (e.g. Dumi etc.)

Obviously full credit will be given in the talk .... but I'm not sure who to credit. Can you help? Victuallers (talk) 15:08, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

I'll copy this request to our chapter mailing list and see who helps out. Right now everyone is busy with the WLM launch, but they'll probably be able to get back to you soon. --Slashme (talk) 17:59, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks David, appreciated. I do hope WLM are going to cover all the plaque locations! As I say a couple of paragraphs or a couple of pictures would be great. My email is available via my wiki page Victuallers (talk) 18:42, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Permission to republish a figure

Dr. Richfield,

I am a Journal Editorial Supervisor for the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. I have a Review paper that is using an image that you and Dr. Mikael Häggström co-authored. The image is posted at Even though Wikipedia states that material posted on their site are free to be reproduced based on the Commons Clearance License, I still need to have written permission from the authors of such material to republish their work. I have contacted Dr. Häggström and he sent me his permission to use this cited image. However, he said you were also an author to this image. Thus I am requesting your permission to republish image for the Review paper. Please send me an email with your response and, hopefully, a permission statement to

Thank you for your assistance!

Regards, Krysia Moore Journal Editorial Supervisor American Physiological Society Am J Physiol-Regulatory Integrative & Comparative Physiol — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:52, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Reply sent by email:
Dear Dr Moore
Please see the licensing information at , which dictates how the image may be used.
As a matter of principle, I will not be giving separate permission (i.e. beyond the rights that I have already released) for an image that I worked on and intentionally published in a free environment, to be used in a closed-access academic journal, because I have strong objections to the closed access publishing model.

--Slashme (talk) 07:32, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:South African farm murders

Did you mean to put this in the project namespace? — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 22:15, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Oops, sorry, my mistake! --Slashme (talk) 02:27, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you!

Export hell seidel steiner.png hell ThecentreCZ (talk) 00:40, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Reply on User_talk:ThecentreCZ --Slashme (talk) 02:32, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Being Awesome  TOW  21:29, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! You're pretty cool yourself! --Slashme (talk) 02:34, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Translating on Xhosa Wikipedia

Hi Slashme. Molo. :)

My name is Anna. :) I'm a Community Advocate at the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. Nimefurahi kuonana na wewe. Nice to meet you. :)

I'm writing to you because you were involved with isiXhosa Wikipedia in the past and I hope you will be able to volunteer there again.

I've posted several notices on the Community Portal about en:VisualEditor. See: 53, 60, 61, and 62. Could you please translate my messages into isiXhosa?

Would you also please help translate the User interface and the User guide before VisualEditor is deployed next month. All you need to do is start an account at There's more information on the translating work at MediaWiki: Translation Central.

Please try out VisualEditor before the rollout. To enable VisualEditor now, go to your "Preferences", select "Beta Features", and check the box to enable "VisualEditor". Tell us what you like and what you don't like, what works well and what could be improved. You can reply here, on my talk page, or you can email me.

I'm going to be contacting other Wikipedians with isiXhosa babel boxes, and would love to be put in contact with isiXhosa speakers you know.

Enkosi kakhulu. :) Thank you for all you have done for Xhosa Wikipedia. :)

Warmest regards, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 23:02, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Anna, I'd be happy to help in what little way I can. Unfortunately, what I have done for Xhosa Wikipedia could be written in large letters on small paper. Also, my babel box which says that I have basic isiXhosa knowledge is accurate: it's very basic. What I can do is to reach out to non-Wikipedians with a knowledge and interest in the Xhosa language on Facebook, and see whether they would be willing and able to help. If I do so, where should I tell them to go? --Slashme (talk) 23:16, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi David! Thank you for writing me back. I'm so happy to hear from you. :) You may not remember me, but we met in Berlin at the Diversity Conference. We had lunch at the same table and talked about chocolates (was it Brach's or Rausch??). :)
Thank you *so* much for offering to to help me find translators for Xhosa Wikipedia! :) My knowledge of isiXhosa consists of "Amandla," "Madiba," and the first verse of "Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika." :) When I taught ESL, I had my students read about Nelson Mandela. I took them to hear the Soweto Gospel Choir, and for that field trip, I learned to sing the anthem. It still warms my heart when I hear it. :)
What a great idea to reach out to non-Wikipedians on Facebook! Thanks for doing that. You can add me if you want to and I'll help if I can. I reached out to some of your former students from the ITOCA Wikipedia South Africa Train-the-Trainer Workshop in 2012: Abulele, BlaqSun86, Nmgoqi, Unakamva, and Vuvu Ngcofe. They don't seem to be active editors anymore, but maybe this is a good reason for them to get involved again. :)
When you find folks who can help translate, the sooner they can start, the better! 0% of the user interface has been translated into isiXhosa (citation: here), and deployment is set for 13 January 2014 (citation: here). The good news is, there's only 139 words and phrases to translate in the user interface! The most time-consuming thing is waiting for admin approval of your TranslateWiki account...
I outlined a short to-do list for translators in my Community Portal post called "Translators Needed". But the most important things to do right now are:
  • Create an account on TranslateWiki and await approval.
  • Translate the Translatewiki:User interface.
  • Test the VisualEditor (ideally before it is deployed) and provide feedback: what worked great and what could be improved. To enable VisualEditor now, go to your "Preferences", select "Beta Features", and check the box to enable "VisualEditor".
If translators have questions, they can message me on my talk page on XH.WP or EN.WP, they can message me on Facebook, or they can email me at
I hope this helps! :) And I thank you so much! :) Yours sincerely, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 18:48, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi Anna, Although I dont speak Xhosa I have been working on and off on trying to get more people editing Xhosa Wikipedia here in the Western Cape region of South Africa. I have forwarded an email onto some people (Xhosa language specialists and other speakers) who I have met along the way who might be able to help you out. --Discott (talk) 13:23, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi Discott! :) Thank you *so* much for your assistance with locating isiXhosa speakers and specialists to help translate. I'm very grateful to you and them. :) Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 17:18, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Happy to help! :) --Discott (talk) 20:11, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Scientific article about the steroidogenesis diagram



I wanted to let you know that I've created an article specifically about the creation of the steroidogensis diagram at Wikiversity:Diagram of enzymes, substrates and products in human steroidogenesis. I'm intending to put the article through the process of Wikiversity:Peer review for further quality assurance, and then use it as a reference in all the Wikipedia places where the diagram appears. I'm listed you among the participants in creating the diagram - is it ok to attribute you "Richfield" (it avoids the need to ask several other people about their first names)? You are welcome to make additional improvements to the article.

Cheers! Mikael Häggström (talk) 12:47, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

That's perfectly ok. Good work! --Slashme (talk) 17:46, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 18 March

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Thanks, ReferenceBot, I was unaware of that issue! --Slashme (talk) 01:12, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikiversity Journal

Hi. I've chosen today to be the official start of the Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, where I intend to include that steroidogenesis article. You are welcome to participate in the opening ceremony, which consists of making a visit to its talk page and leaving a Waffles with Strawberries.jpg or other sign of luck. Mikael Häggström (talk) 14:19, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of ice storms

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Fine by me. I just created the talk page, not the article. --Slashme (talk) 18:47, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of List of ice storms for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of ice storms is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of ice storms until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 02:05, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I've given my POV at the deletion discussion. --Slashme (talk) 08:26, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

This ones on me

Export hell seidel steiner.png thanks for the welcoming! Leifedup (talk) 19:30, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Soo Yong

Thanks for the review at Soo Yong, but I'm not sure what the process is. Should the "This page is an unreviewed new article" template be removed? Cheers in any case, ch (talk) 18:59, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Reply at User talk:CWH --Slashme (talk) 19:21, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again! ch (talk) 21:46, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the edits, and for helping to improve the article. You rock! Chicago2011 (talk) 13:28, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Glad to help. --Slashme (talk) 19:37, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Betty Bone Schiess

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:23, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Klaer Lightende Spiegel der Verfkonst

Found Klaer Lightende Spiegel der Verfkonst doing random page edits. Wonderful discovery, thanks for starting the article. Superp (talk) 07:51, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I heard about it on Reddit, but didn't post there: I deleted my Reddit username because it's too addictive. --Slashme (talk) 10:29, 21 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I saw that you've taken some photos of coins. Would you be willing to sell these? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

After looking around a bit for valuations on the internet, I realised that none of them were extremely rare or valuable, so I gave them all to a colleague whose son collects coins. If I was wrong about any of them, good luck to him! If you're particularly interested, let me know and I'll pass your information on to the new owner. --Slashme (talk) 21:42, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiIndaba 2014

Hello. Just noticed WikiIndaba 2014 (too late). I would like to be involved in future Wikimedia African events. How can I engage further? Part (talk) 21:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Part --Slashme (talk) 11:57, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks. Yeah, so sad to have missed WikiIndaba 2014. Part (talk) 18:45, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Registered, but haven't had any feedback from Wikimedia South Africa. Please help. Part (talk) 07:08, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Reply on User talk:Part --Slashme (talk) 18:13, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
I attempted to register here - - apparently, the list moderator would consider my request to join Part (talk) 08:57, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Reference format for the steroidogenesis diagram

Thanks for that conference notification Face-smile.svg Actually, I was just thinking, Wikipedia doesn't allow citing its own projects, but our works are nevertheless cited in external sources, and frankly I think that may be favorable sometimes (compared to, for example, using random instagram pictures). Therefore, I think each image in Wikiversity Journal of Medicine should have a suggestion of a citation for usage in external sources. I've started with the File:Steroidogenesis.png (and .svg) image, which now includes the following:
In external use, this diagram may be cited as:

What do you think? Mikael Häggström (talk) 04:48, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Reply on User talk:Mikael Häggström --Slashme (talk) 06:37, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Want a reference format for these?

I took the liberty to scroll through your presentation page, and I found a couple of medical images that I would like peer review, include in Wikiversity Journal and assign a reference format to, like the one presented above. I added them at the newly created page Wikiversity:Medical gallery of David Richfield 2014. Would you like them included in that journal, and if so, do you have any additional medical images that you would like to include in that gallery as well? Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:32, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

That's a great idea, thanks! Let me know if you need anything from me in that regard. --Slashme (talk) 11:33, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
 Done These images may now be cited as:
Feel free to contact me in the future if you got additional images that you want included in the journal. For now, I will continue focusing on finding existing medical galleries to assign standard citation formats to, but the ultimate goal of Wikiversity Journal is to attract new medical images, because I think many people in the medical field want to submit their works to an actual journal rather than "merely" to a wiki. Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:59, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Nifty, thanks! --Slashme (talk) 20:35, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you!

Gaufre biscuit.jpg Leaving stroopwafels here so that I can remember who I met at Wikimania! Arthur goes shopping (talk) 17:56, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
That's an excellent idea! --Slashme (talk) 09:55, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Found it ! (legislative diagrams)

Seems it's time to white out this sections and to link to your tool :) Yug (talk) 21:49, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

It's good to be bold, but I think if I did that, I would seem biased! By the way, please remind me about your mapping software: what needs testing? What works? etc. etc. --Slashme (talk) 16:52, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
We are deploying this month on Wikimedia labs servers :) If you are willing to test around, I may think to some questions to ask around. You can follow us on Yug (talk) 14:02, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Your parliament tool

Your new tool is truly awesome. :) --Shabidoo | Talk 20:14, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Nice to hear from you again! --Slashme (talk) 08:28, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Your Parliament Diagram Tool

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I just wanted to thank you for your Parliamentary Diagram tool. They really spruce up politics articles. JackWilfred (talk) 22:10, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, it's nice to know you like it! --Slashme (talk) 12:23, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
What made it particularly useful to use was the colour table that you have (as it's very cumbersome looking up the colourcodes otherwise) but more importantly that you can just change one figure and then recreate a new table on the same page. That saved me a very large amount of time as I updated several dozen state legislature diagrams at once (where the colour scheme is usually the same just the number of representatives changed). I honestly wouldn't have made all these tables if I had to refill all that info out each time :) --Shabidoo | Talk 12:35, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Very clever! I didn't foresee that use case, but I'm glad the webform covers it. --Slashme (talk) 12:44, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Mondelez International.svg


Thanks for uploading File:Mondelez International.svg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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. Stefan2 (talk) 00:13, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

I see that a PNG version has been been uploaded by @Cloudbound: - the SVG can probably be deleted. --Slashme (talk) 08:37, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Pastel Accounting

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Note: ineligible for PROD; not really unambiguous advertising as of today anyway. --Slashme (talk) 15:14, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
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  2. ^ Chitra Magimairaj's long wait ends