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Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago[edit]

Awesome
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Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:58, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Those were the days, eh. Be nice to go back 20 years and start all over. Or even 30 .... Soap 17:24, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

It would be interesting to pick a standout edit from ~10 years ago and include that with the star. e.g. i just thought of this. Soap 19:54, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Algonquian languages[edit]

Hi! This is simply out of curiosity, as I am not a student of Native American languages. Could you please explain to me the one tiiiny difference in the Algonquian language maps, which appears to be the removal of a tiny area of northern California from the previous map's coverage area? Just wondering, as I live in California. Jeff in CA (talk) 00:12, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

@Jeff in CA: Thanks for asking. Algic is a language family that includes all of the Algonquian languages spread across the eastern US & Canada and two more distantly related ones in northern California. The two non-Algonquian languages are packed into a territory so small that it appears that either a bot or a person simply didn't see them and labeled the two maps as duplicates. What I did was restore the map that got deleted by rubbing out the pink area in California. I also changed the color scheme slightly just in case a bot was the initial cause of the map getting deleted. Soap 19:18, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

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Since 2017 Ive just been voting neutral on all of the names I dont recognize and S/O on the ones I do. I think that makes sense so long as neutral votes are still discarded the way theyve always been. Soap 01:04, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks (black hole physics)[edit]

Thanks for your edits at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Stellar_black_hole#Missing:_estimate_of_tidal_force_on_human_body . I just read a science fiction story that takes place on a planetoid orbiting a black hole. People could ride a ship down to almost the event horizon. When they returned to the planetoid, they were in the future, depending on how far down they went and how long they stayed. So ridiculous. I can believe in time travel to the future (not the past), but not in trying to approach a black hole. It's just as ridiculous as landing on the surface of a quasar. There are some things that people cannot do, according to physics. But many people don't really want to believe science, do they? Hah. David Spector (talk) 12:56, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Knewz moved to draftspace[edit]

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Longisquama[edit]

I removed that image from the article because the author himself said it's inaccurate. "Qilong" wrote this in his blog: "An outdated reconstruction of Longisquama insignis (Sharov, 1970), with the limbs held in an erect, potentially terrestrial posture. (I no longer agree with this interpretation, nor with the reconstruction of the skull — it was done over 10 years ago!)".[1] This is not my "opinion", it's what the illustrator said about his own work. Kiwi Rex (talk) 19:09, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't notice that the blog was written by the same person who uploaded the sketch. He is long gone now, and implies on his blog that he might never come back, so we can't really get his input on whether the picture should stay or go. It's still valid in the sense that the original researcher, Sharov, believed it was true, and I would like to have some sort of image on the page so people can see what this animal may have looked like, and in particular I like having the side-by-side comparison of the same animal with fronds and without fronds. I guess File:Longisquama_BW.jpg will do for now. Would this be worth mentioning on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Palaeontology/Paleoart_review ? Soap 19:21, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
It's probably worth reviewing this image there (along with File:Longisquama BW.jpg, which also has not been reviewed yet).Kiwi Rex (talk) 12:41, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

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It was on purpose .... we have no better place to link to right now. Perhaps I will just remove it again. Soap 07:20, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Climate[edit]

Sure

For 1981-2010 Normals… 1) Web address: https://prism.oregonstate.edu/ 2) Click “Explorer” 3) Either enter latitude & longitude and click “Zoom”, or zoom to the location yourself and click the mouse. 4) Click the data setting you want (min temp, max temp etc). 5) Click the “30-year normals” button (I like to also select the 800m, higher resolution setting). 6) Scroll down and click the “Interpolate grid cell values” button. 7) Click “Retrieve Time Series” 8) Click “Download Time Series” 9) Open the excel spreadsheet that pops up and you’ll have your 1981-2010 normals for that location.

NOTE: For monthly average relative humidity, I entered a long formula into an excel sheet to calculate based on the PRISM monthly mean temperature & mean dew point data. PRISM doesn’t offer relative humidity. I also use a formula to calculate average annual values. PRISM just takes the average of the 12 months, but the amount of days within each month is not evenly distributed so my calculations account for that. This produces slightly results for me, usually just by 0.1F or so etc. It doesn’t matter for precipitation since it’s a total.

For Record extremes… Same as steps 1-4 above. 5) Click the ‘Daily Values” button 6) Select Start & End dates 7) Select “Interpolate Grid Cells” (note: The only resolution available for daily values is 4km). 8) Click “Retrieve Time Series” 9) Click “Download Time Series” 10) Open the excel spreadsheet that pops up and you’ll have your daily values for that location.

This is where it gets more complicated for records/extremes in excel sheet… 1) Highlight top line (Date, ppt, tmin, tmax etc) 2) Click “Sort & Filter” 3) Click “Filter” 4) Click the down arrow on “Date” 5) Highlight ‘Date Filters” 6) Highlight “All Dates in the Period” 7) Click the month you want 8) Use the filters (down arrow under ppt, tmin, tmax etc) to sort by “Largest to smallest” or “Smallest to largest” to find the record value for that month. 9) Repeat steps 7 to 9 for the other months

NOTES: The PRISM calendar day for the east coast runs from 8am to 8am during EDT and from 7am to 7am during EST. It doesn’t run from midnight to midnight. Ex: The data would be for 8am on July 28th to 8am on July 29th and would say the data is for July 29th. But for actual record dates…If it says July 29th for maximum temperature, dew point and precipitation, I mark it as July 28th because the high was likely actually recorded on the afternoon before that date…most of the total precipitation more often occurred on the day before…and most of the average dew point likely occurred on the day before. However, I use the actual date given, July 29th for minimum temperature because the low temperature most likely occurred before 8am on the morning of the July 29th.

It takes a few months for data within the last several months to become stable. This is because it takes the PRISM staff time to do quality assurance testing. You can get very recent data, but it will be noted by data not yet stable, likely to change. Stable data will be noted as such and unlikely to change.

For National/State Parks, I try to use visitor center locations for the climate data because most people would recognize where that’s located within the park, and is usually where weather/climate stations would be located anyway. Also, the elevation used in the interpolated grid cell can differ a bit from the actual elevation of the point used. This is because PRISM takes the interpolated average elevation of the grid cell rather than exactly for the point itself. The elevation used for mountain peaks could be a several hundred feet lower than the actual mountain peak elevation itself.

If I did a climate section for Baxter State Park, it would something like this. Feel free to use or not use it. I used Lat 45.8281, Lon -68.8899.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Baxter State Park has a Warm-summer, Humid continental climate (Dfb). Dfb climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F (0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (10.0 °C), all months with an average mean temperature < 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. The exception to the rule in the park is that some of the higher peaks have a Subarctic climate (Dfc). Although most summer days are comfortably humid in Baxter State Park, episodes of heat and moderate-to-high humidity can occur with heat index values > 90 °F (32 °C). Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 94.7 °F (34.8 °C) on July 20, 1991, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 72.7 °F (22.6 °C) on July 2, 2002. The average wettest month is November. The average peak in thunderstorm activity is July which corresponds as the average warmest month. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 4.37 inches (111 mm) on September 11, 2002. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is −24.6 °F (−31.4 °C).[1] Since 1981, the coldest air temperature was −32.1 °F (−35.6 °C) on January 20, 1984. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −39 °F (−39 °C). Ice storms and large snowstorms depositing ≥ 12 inches (30 cm) of snow occur nearly every year, particularly during nor’easters from December through March.

Climate data for Togue Pond Gatehouse, Baxter State Park, elevation 623 ft (190 m), 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1981-2019
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 54.6
(12.6)
62.6
(17.0)
78.6
(25.9)
84.7
(29.3)
92.1
(33.4)
94.1
(34.5)
94.7
(34.8)
93.4
(34.1)
93.4
(34.1)
80.9
(27.2)
67.7
(19.8)
59.5
(15.3)
94.7
(34.8)
Average high °F (°C) 23.0
(−5.0)
27.4
(−2.6)
36.8
(2.7)
49.7
(9.8)
63.8
(17.7)
72.7
(22.6)
77.4
(25.2)
76.6
(24.8)
67.7
(19.8)
54.2
(12.3)
41.3
(5.2)
29.3
(−1.5)
51.8
(11.0)
Daily mean °F (°C) 12.6
(−10.8)
16.1
(−8.8)
26.1
(−3.3)
39.4
(4.1)
52.0
(11.1)
61.5
(16.4)
66.7
(19.3)
65.3
(18.5)
56.6
(13.7)
44.6
(7.0)
33.7
(0.9)
20.8
(−6.2)
41.4
(5.2)
Average low °F (°C) 2.3
(−16.5)
4.9
(−15.1)
15.4
(−9.2)
29.1
(−1.6)
40.2
(4.6)
50.3
(10.2)
56.0
(13.3)
54.0
(12.2)
45.4
(7.4)
35.0
(1.7)
26.1
(−3.3)
12.4
(−10.9)
31.0
(−0.6)
Record low °F (°C) −32.1
(−35.6)
−28.9
(−33.8)
−24.2
(−31.2)
−0.2
(−17.9)
25.2
(−3.8)
32.0
(0.0)
40.7
(4.8)
35.7
(2.1)
26.0
(−3.3)
17.7
(−7.9)
−3.7
(−19.8)
−29.0
(−33.9)
−32.1
(−35.6)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.94
(75)
2.47
(63)
2.99
(76)
3.53
(90)
3.74
(95)
4.07
(103)
3.93
(100)
3.87
(98)
3.81
(97)
4.15
(105)
4.25
(108)
3.54
(90)
43.29
(1,100)
Average relative humidity (%) 74.1 70.8 64.6 60.1 60.1 65.9 70.2 69.6 71.0 72.2 74.0 76.6 69.1
Average dew point °F (°C) 5.9
(−14.5)
8.3
(−13.2)
15.8
(−9.0)
26.7
(−2.9)
38.6
(3.7)
50.0
(10.0)
56.7
(13.7)
55.1
(12.8)
47.3
(8.5)
36.2
(2.3)
26.3
(−3.2)
14.6
(−9.7)
31.9
(−0.1)
Source: PRISM[2]



Link for the Koppen Climate Types which is the most frequently referenced climate system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ppen_climate_classification

Link to a Wikipedia page for a guy that created Koppen Climate maps for each state using PRISM data (scroll way down). He uses the -3C isotherm instead of the 0C isotherm for dividing Subtropical and Continental climates. It looks like some of the higher peaks in Baxter have a Subarctic climate type while all other elevations have a Warm summer, humid continental climate. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Redtitan

Link for USDA Interactive Map for average annual extreme minimum temperature. https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/InteractiveMap.aspx

Link for heat index calculator. I add 10F to the average high temperature in the warmest month combined with adding 10F to the average dew point for that month for the heat index wording. https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/heatindex.shtml

Link for wind chill calculator. I use the average annual extreme minimum temperature with a wind speed of 5 mph for the wind chill wording. http://www.onlineconversion.com/windchill.htm

Additional link I use sometimes for average first spring leafout. Click “Access Phenology Maps”, “Go To Visualization Tool”, “Data Explorer”, “Map”, “Next”, “Layer Category  Spring Indicies”, “Layer  30-year Average”, “Leaf or Bloom  First Leaf”. Then zoom in and click location. https://www.usanpn.org/data/visualizations

References

  1. ^ "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University". Retrieved July 29, 2020.
Okay, thanks for the reply. This is much better than I thought it was. Longer reply forthcoming on your talk page when I get the time. Thanks, Soap 19:42, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Safeguard[edit]

1. Triclo is not an abbreviation for triclosan, it is not explained in the animated series.

2. The same goes for TCC.

And Commander Safeguard is not a soldier from earth so we can not judge him. he is often called just Commander by Pakistani doctors and Commander Uncle by kids.

But a term of address is different than a title. e.g. i would call a sergeant "Sergeant" if i was addressing them directly, and in some situations would call a teacher "Teacher", but it would be ungrammatical in US English to say something such as Teacher gave the students too much homework. because teacher is not a proper noun. But this TV show is clearly aimed at a Pakistani audience so I will defer to your recommendations. Soap 20:08, 1 September 2020 (UTC)


Thanks and BTL stands for Below-The-Line. I also edited the page.

Correction[edit]

Can you checkout Noori Natt and Maula Jatt (character) and see if you can find any mistake. Thanks

Replied on your talk page. Soap 21:42, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

OK thank for advice.

Kamloops[edit]

I'm so sorry. I had the diffs completely backwards. I actually restored what I thought I was removing, which is why my edit summary didn't make sense. I've undone myself (allowing your removal to stand). I'll keep an eye on the talk page thread but you and the original editor are much more knowledgeable about weather issues than I am. Meters (talk) 02:58, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of Telikin for deletion[edit]

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

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Northern Pole of Cold[edit]

Hello,

apparently the World Meteorological Organization is a trustful source so why deny their record ? The northern hemisphere cold record is not the northern hemisphere cold record in inhabited places so the fact that « nobody lives » there is not a good argument. In that case, Vostok shouldn’t be considered as the Cold pole : nobody lives there except a scientific community and besides Vostok is at 3,489 m. So if you don’t consider Klinck (3,105 m) at a lower elevation than Vostok, then you have also to erase Vostok from the records. If you consider that all spots not at sea level are unimpressive in that case, Oymyakon must be forgotten because it is also too high (745 m) and already a « mountain » station.

Another remark : Eismitte, near the summit of Greenland, has a mean annual temperature of about - 30°C, a coldest month mean of - 47°C and a warmest month mean of -12°C compared to respectively about -15,5°C, -46,4°C and 14,9°C in Oymyakon. Sure the Greenland data cover a very short period (1 August 1930 to 6 August 1931) however I don’t think that these data are absurd. So do you really consider that the Sakha region is colder than the summit of Greenland ?

Once again if the central Plateau of Antartica is considered as the Cold Pole then the summit of Greenland must be considered as the northern cold Pole. That Verkhoiansk, Delyankir and Oymyakon are among the coldest places in winter in the Northern hemisphere is undeniable but the summit of Greenland is also in that case and in particular holds the lowest ever temperature recorded in the Northern hemisphere up to date.

And about the records of the inhabited places, you have sections in wikipedia so you may talk about Siberia in these dedicated sections.

This is why I think there is no reason not to restore my edits.

You can rewrite these articles and eventually associate Verkhoiansk, Delyankir and Oymyakon with Klinck but not erase Greenland. --Carlo Colussi (talk) 09:46, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, that's a very well written reply. I understand your argument fully. However we're not the ones in charge here, .... we can't tell the scientific community what the term Pole of Cold means.
Unless and until we hear that the definition of the term has changed, we should keep our pages the way they were. I don't think a high-altitude record low temperature is impressive enough to outrank a temperature record from a low-altitude settled place. We see the same attitude within smaller locations. For example, Pikes Peak is likely the coldest location in Colorado with weather observations, but there's no town on top of the mountain, so we talk about Gunnison, Colorado instead. Soap 13:37, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Re: Climate edits[edit]

Wow...thank you so much for your kind words. No one's ever complimented me like that before. Yeah, haha. My username is kinda unusual, but I realized that after I created my account. I'm actually only 17, but I'm keen to learn more about the weather, so thanks for your offer for help. :) There's actually a bunch of people who enjoy weather related stuff like creating fantasy climate tables on the Weather Forum at Citydata.com. Again, thank you for your kind words, and I will continue to help contribute towards Wikipedia in a positive way. Old Hoar's Frost (talk) 01:47, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Adapted from {{Season's Greetings}}
Thank you ... Merry Christmas to you as well. I love your photos. Soap 20:50, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Appreciation for your help with Moonbug Entertainment[edit]

I want to express my appreciation for all the work you are doing to help improve the Moonbug Entertainment article. It is nice to work with someone who is helpful, clear, and quick. I wonder if you might not mind helping with another article, which is now in draft space. Could you take a look at Draft: My Magic Pet Morphle and see if you think it can be admitted into Wikipedia main space? If you think it is ready, can you move it? And if you think it needs some more work, can you please tell me what you think needs to still be done, and I can implement those suggestions? I thank you again for all your help. Eloise Moonbug (talk) 16:46, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much for taking My Magic Pet Morphle out of draft and into main space. Your efforts are appreciated. Looking forward to continuing to work together on more editing projects. Eloise Moonbug (talk) 14:26, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

About Template:Beijing weatherbox, Record High Temp 25.6°C in February[edit]

Source1: https://m.weibo.cn/1920136013/4607145078692437
Source2: http://bj.cma.gov.cn/xwzx/mtjj/202103/t20210301_2791007.html

O7a02y1l(talk) 07:07, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Requesting help with the Blippi draft page[edit]

Hi, I just put up a draft of a new Wikipedia article about Blippi the children's TV show. I am contacting you because you have been so helpful in the past with other children's programming articles for which I have made edit requests. I am hoping you will examine the draft, make any needed corrections, additions, and/or suggestions, and then put the draft into Wikipedia mainspace. I sincerely thank you and am grateful for all your help. Eloise Moonbug (talk) 11:38, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

@Eloise Moonbug: I see one sentence in the Blippi actors section that looks like it's cut off, and I would leave it up to you to finish that sentence since Im not sure what you intended.
However ... I dont know how else to say this, but I dont feel comfortable signing off on edits like these. I've had problems with my eyesight for about six years now, and even with magnification and color highlighting I have a difficult time especially with running text. That's why my edits lately are mostly to weather boxes ... everything I need to see is a different color, and in the edit window everything I need to see is on a different line. It's hard to explain how I can be so active here, even typing these paragraphs, and at the same time claim that I have difficulty reading the screen, but I've made embarrassing mistakes before and I don't want to risk it happening on a high profile article. I've avoided using the {{Done}} template lately for this reason.
I will still watch pages like these for obvious changes like vandalism, but I was really hoping that by now someone else would have picked up this particular project or that you'd be approved to make the edits directly. I'm sorry I can't say or do more.
Thank you,
Soap 17:29, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
I should add that the reason I didnt bring this up earlier is that I was worried about backlash, and whether people would start poring over all my other edits looking for messes I'd made. I think, though, given the time that has passed since I last worked in content editing, anything that needed to be fixed is surely all set by now. Soap 19:53, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi Soap, Thank you for all the work you have done. I understand your hesitation. I will reach out to DanishtD (formerly BengkelBerkah05) to take a look at the draft, but if you know any other editors that you think might be helpful,please let me know who else I can reach out to for help. Thanks for pointing out that sentence in the Actors section. Most importantly, I wish you good health. Eloise Moonbug (talk) 11:23, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Hefsek taharah edits reverted[edit]

While I can understand your incredulity about the Jewish ritual of Hefsek taharah the description that you removed was accurate, so I reverted your edit. The reason that it took someone a while to respond is probably because we Orthodox Jews consider it "immodest" (cf. Tzniut) to discuss the topic. Young brides and grooms are given this instruction prior to the wedding, (in fact, in Israel they are required by the Rabbinate to attend classes on the topic before the wedding can take place), and it is otherwise not generally discussed openly. If you have tagged and/or removed other aspects of Orthodox Jewish life that may have seemed "incredible" to you, I'd appreciate your letting me know. As with Hefsek Taharah I can probably dig up a citation or two. And feel free to contact me directly with questions so it won't take me a year to notice your confusion. :-) --Eliyahu S Talk 03:54, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Request to move Gecko's Garage from draft to mainspace[edit]

Hi, I know you said it's difficult for you to assess new article drafts, but this one is very short and straightforward, so I thought you might make an exception. I totally understand if you're still unable. Please help publish a new article to mainspace about Gecko's Garage, it is in my user space. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Eloise Moonbug (talk) 08:40, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@Eloise Moonbug: it should be good now. Im glad I could help. Soap 14:27, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
Tournesol.png Thank you for all your help. I really appreciate it! Eloise Moonbug (talk) 11:13, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

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This edit by you removed a copyright violation warning and effectively means that from a reader's point of view, you inserted material violating copyright. In principle, that means that your edit violated copyright on Wikipedia, despite there being a very clear warning. Boud (talk) 23:34, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

I apologize ... that was (I hope) an obvious mistake. I had thought that the offending text was the list of URLs within the template and therefore not conequential enough to even bother rewording. It may sound hard to believe that I was that dumb, but it made perfect sense to me at the time and I didnt even think to look back. I will be more careful from now on. Soap 10:00, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

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Long time no chat![edit]

Hi Soap! I hope you're doing well and that you've had a great day! We used to chat on IRC quite frequently back in the day... Obviously, a lot has happened since then (1, 2). ;-) I know that you were going through some hard times, and I remember us talking about it quite a bit. I obviously kept myself informed with what was going on and how you were doing... Off and on, I'd think about you quite a lot. I had the (bad) assumption that you wouldn't be back and that we'd never talk again... Yet, you are back! And... well, sadly, we haven't spoken to one another for years after the fact. I feel badly about that, and I apologize... I should've reached out to you after I saw that you were back, and I should've at least tried to get in touch with you. Unfortunately, I was finding myself ridiculously busy with on-wiki tasks as well as my real-life workload, and it never happened. I was going through some old logs and edits, and I happened to run into an event that you triggered. This is why I'm here - to say hello, and to do what I should've done a long time ago. I really hope you're doing well, and please know that I'm available on the same exact channels that you and I used to talk in. I just wanted to leave you a message and let you know that I was thinking about you... ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:44, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Thanks. It's good to hear from you. A well-written, cheerful, thoughtful greeting deserves more than a one-line response, so I'll contact you through email. But I'll say publically that I've moved on to newer social media platforms and that there isn't much I can do on Wikipedia these days. Soap 15:17, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
Having read the message on your talkpage that every email sends you a page, I think I'll hold off, but you're welcome to email me. Thank you, Soap 20:04, 21 January 2022 (UTC)