User talk:Spacepotato

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I will reply here to messages left on this page. If I leave a message on your talk page, I will expect a reply there.

I'd seriously like to know how it broke the rules.. they only state that he can only carry himself & I item IN the boat, and as even an infant knows that a goose swims, its actually obvious, especially as he is a farmer, that he would tether the goose to the outside of the boat & let it swim across.. its not my fault that I came up with a way simpler answer than you did, so why not leave my answer on the page, to allow dialogue on this subject?

mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mowglinova (talkcontribs) 00:49, 18 January 2014‎

Nomination for deletion of Template:Starbox 2[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Starbox 2 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. eh bien mon prince (talk) 22:18, 18 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi, and thanks for your work on the English Wikipedia.

I noticed an article you worked on. Just a short note to point out that we don’t normally link:

  • dates
  • years
  • commonly known geographical terms (including well-known country-names), and
  • common terms you’d look up in a dictionary (unless significantly technical).

This applies to infoboxes, too.

Thanks, and my best wishes.

Tony (talk) 08:32, 13 July 2014 (UTC)



please, it hurts my eyes.

Hey, I see you're into space stuff. You might wanna check out my new wikiproject, Wikipedia:WikiProject Cosmology. Thanks Tetra quark (talk) 02:45, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

you're being insistent[edit]

please stop. Saying "Earth" is enough, and it is not wrong, so there is no reason to revert it Tetra quark (talk) 04:36, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

This issue should be discussed at Talk:Earth rather than here. Also, neither "it hurts my eyes" or "it is better this way" are substantive arguments. Spacepotato (talk) 21:30, 9 January 2015 (UTC)


Please beware of WP:3RR. I know you mean well but until there is an established consensus let's try not to clutter the page history and get everyone all worked up. This is all very trivial, anyway. Clearly the talk page discussion is going to need closure to settle the matter. — MusikAnimal talk 05:46, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Buchstab function[edit]

Two things to work on:

  • The article tacitly says this is named after someone named Buchstab. Who is that? The article doesn't say.
  • No other articles link to this new article.

Michael Hardy (talk) 21:28, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

It's named after Александр Адольфович Бухштаб [1] who has an obituary at doi:10.1070/RM1991v046n01ABEH002726. Spacepotato (talk) 07:16, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

American Spanish. listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect American Spanish.. Since you had some involvement with the American Spanish. redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. MikeylitoTALK  16:56, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of LP 658-2[edit]

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The article LP 658-2 has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Doesn't seem to meet WP:NASTRO. Not visible to the naked eye, not in a catalogue of note to amateurs, not discovered before 1850, and no significant coverage in studies. Being the 8th closest white dwarf isn't enough for a standalone article, as it's not within 20 light-years.

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Category:Redditors, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Nymf (talk) 09:45, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Use of Template:Starbox 2 in user space[edit]

Hi Spacepotato. I'm in the long overdue process of merging {{Starbox 2}} into the various templates {{Starboxes}} as per this incredibly old discussion. I noticed that you have used this template in your user space at User:Spacepotato/Starbox example and User:Spacepotato/Albireo. Are you still using those pages? This particular conversion is a bitch to do. If possible, I'd appreciate it if you either updated the examples with the current versions in the main space or removed the {{Starbox 2}} templates in some other manner. It would save me at least a half hour, maybe more. If not, I'll convert them sometime soon. Thanks! ~ RobTalk 03:23, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

I disabled the use of {{Starbox 2}} on these pages. Spacepotato (talk) 04:13, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

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For your work on virus classification! All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 15:49, 26 November 2015 (UTC).