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You seem to be doing a lot of small small maintenance clean up here. One random query: would you be interested in creating NCPA Music Archives? --AmritasyaPutraT 07:39, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi thanks. Yes I am using the Find link tool to create wikilinks and the like. But I am not sure why you mention NCPA Music Archives to me. I googled it and it looks like an Indian version of LibriVox to me. Is it? I am not very knowledgeable with Indian classical music, so no, I can't probably help, sorry! Solomon7968 07:47, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
Okay, no worries! Btw, I think it is not along the lines of LibriVox, it is a world acclaimed concert studio which also has lot of nice archives. --AmritasyaPutraT 08:05, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

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For your cooperation, for the way you conduct yourself, for your readiness to put in that extra bit jojo@nthony (talk) 16:16, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Tachs, thanks! Much appreciated! Solomon7968 16:18, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

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Erdos Numbers[edit]

You seem to be going around main articles removing low Erdos numbers as non-relevant trivia and then demanding that we source each occurrence as relevant. However, we already do by linking to the Erdos Number wikipedia page, just look under its impact section to see that it is important to the math community. I am not going to get into an edit war with you by reverting your changes again, but I think you should take some time to familiarize yourself with the math community before going on this particular clean up. Good luck --DFRussia (talk) 04:36, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

@DFRussia At least one active math editor (and admin) David Eppstein agrees with my edits. Since it involves many articles I propose you open a new discussion at WT:MATH. I am already familiar with the page(s) you mentioned. Solomon7968 12:25, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Mortimer Spiegelman Award[edit]

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The Guardian 100 best novels[edit]

I have removed the list from the article. Lists of this type that make value judgements are subject to copyright, and cannot be reproduced here. If creativity has gone into producing a list by selecting which facts are included or in which order they are listed, then reproducing the list may constitute a copyright violation. Sorry, — Diannaa (talk) 21:36, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Diannaa, The addition was in accordance with well established previous articles. See The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time, Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century, The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time each of which is basically a list of 100 books. What about them? Solomon7968 05:01, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
I don't think we should be hosting those lists either. See also Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and The Greatest Canadian (which like many other list articles shows only the top ten). I am going to restore it for now as I am going on holiday for a week and will investigate further when I get back. I'll let you know what I find out. — Diannaa (talk) 13:03, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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List of Fellow of the ACM[edit]

Please format as we do a list--one item per line. Paragraph format is good for most articles, but not for lists. DGG ( talk ) 09:40, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

DGG This list follows the example of a earlier similar ICM speakers list. If you mean putting those in a sortable table format then I disagree of its usefulness as it basically mounts to adding a lot of useless wikicode. The list is already one item per line in its wikicode format. I suggest if you have further concerns you post in the article talk page where others (such as David Eppstein) can contribute. I apologize for editing your post but please use the preview button more often. Solomon7968 09:55, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
The problem isn't wikicode, which can be as long as necessary to get the right appearance. The problem is the readability of the display. If there is another list done in the same pattern I shall format it according to our normal standards also. A run-on single paragraph is unreadable for more than 4 or 5 items, and we always use some sort of a list or table--my own preference is a plain list- unless there is some real reason it needs to be sortable. I did hope you'd see this yourself and fix it yourself. DGG ( talk ) 02:49, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Incurable diseases are not always fatal[edit]

Incurable disease should not redirect to terminal illness. A terminal illness is a disease that you're dying from – and dying soon, not decades from now. It's not merely a disease that's permanent. As the article says, "Terminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient within a short period of time". It's not enough to be incurable; it must also be killing you.

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