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Please don't hover over me, it makes me nervous This infobox used to say I like to keep conversations together but that was before I accumulated 3 million talk pages in my watchlist. So now I see the point, if you post on the other guys talkpage, he gets a "new message" bar. Yes, I know, I can clean out my watchlist but it fills up again almost immediately, last year I did one edit every two months, now I'm doing them every two minutes. If you've bothered to read this far, basically I'm saying this infobox no longer has any purpose and you've wasted your time reading it - go ahead and do whatever you like.


German occupation of Luxembourg in World War I

I didn't delete your reference. I integrated it into the article using the appropriate template ({{Cite web}}), which - as you can now observe - has a function to link to both the original and archived versions. I very much appreciate your checking that link and finding the archive link for it. Bastin 11:01, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I had seen that you had used the "cite" template. No problem, but that was not the issue. Perhaps you had not noticed, but not only did I create an archive (yes I created it, did not just find it), but I also repaired the original link. Actually the repair was quite simple as all the site has done is changed the file type from .html to .php. If you substitute .php in your template you will find that the link now works. I suggest you still retain the link to the archive though, in case the site moves or changes the page again.

Spinningspark (talk) 12:57, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

I apologise; I hadn't noticed that. I've since noted it and changed it back to the original. With {{cite}}, it is deemed superfluous to have an archive link when the current link works (even though there is a function to add archival quite easily, so I've simply changed it to the original using the link to the *.php page as you correctly noted is the now-live link. Bastin 17:04, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
- Don't you have some Christmas dinner to eat? Merry Xmas!
Wikipedia:Citing sources encourages putting the archive url in the reference. I certainly don't see anywhere saying it is superfluous. Kind of makes it hard to find if you were to need it don't you think?
Spinningspark (talk) 20:01, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Hunter Ice Festival

If the user adding the material to Wikipedia is the original author of the material, then they need to prove that (the instructions are here). If the copyright issue is cleared up then the material cannot be speedy deleted but we may end up at another deletion discussion if someone still doesn't think the festival is notable. Hut 8.5 17:58, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for that. --Lholden (talk) 23:16, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Ye Art Cordially Invited to the Annex

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Duplicate images uploaded

Thanks for uploading Image:Combination Puzzle 7x7 sliding piece.jpg. A machine-controlled robot account noticed that you also uploaded the same image under the name Image:7x7 Sliding Piece Puzzle.jpg. The copy called Image:7x7 Sliding Piece Puzzle.jpg has been marked for speedy deletion since it is redundant. If this sounds okay to you, there is no need for you to take any action.

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Thank you mister robot but I new that already. I was trying to speedy delete it myself when you got in the way.Spinningspark (talk) 15:05, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Black holes

Have you cleared up that doubt about the formation of black holes you said you had? The one that if black holes are constantly sucking matter but we, from our frame of reference, would see that matter just touching the event horizon forever, how can they actually grow? I'm wondering exactly the same thing. --Taraborn (talk) 11:40, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Not really, I might take it up with some of the editors who actually know about the mathematics of the subject one day. But for now I am staying away from the Helpdesk question as this discussion is not really answering the OPs question. Of course, none of this would exclude black holes being formed in some other way, it is only gravitational collapse of a star that is at issue here. SpinningSpark 11:55, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


Why you cheeky...thanks a lot, that's great. And highly unexpected. :D Lady BlahDeBlah (talk) 22:55, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

"Big grey box"

That would be Wikipedia:Reference desk/header, which admittedly doesn't mention the "don't solve their homework" guideline, but I think gets close enough to it in spirit. Confusing Manifestation(Say hi!) 02:15, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

re Vandalism to Science Portal

Please note that I have removed your report from AIV to WP:ANI here, as being the most appropriate place for the query. LessHeard vanU (talk) 14:42, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Your posting re Wiki Trust

Not sure why you commented as you did on my user talk page. Yes, I posted a link to the Wiki trust site, but I don't know anything about the "Wiki Trust Mailing Group" that you mention, and I'm not associated in any way with the work being done on this concept. So Colin's comment (that you cited) about language links isn't really relevant to me, I think.

If there was a question or suggestion, for me, somewhere in your comment, please post again, and I'll be happy to respond directly. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 15:24, 26 January 2008 (UTC)


Something strange is still going on: no matter how many ways I try to remove the vandalism, the article history never shows a change. Strange. Thanks for the note. —EncMstr 21:02, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Suspected sockpuppet case

A case you opened at SSP a few days ago, Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/Webmasteralex, has been closed. You can view the page there for the reasons provided. Regards, Rudget. 18:49, 1 February 2008 (UTC)


antilogarithm should redirect to logarithm or to exponential function rather than to exponentiation, because it is the inverse to a logarthm, and the same thing as an exponential function, but Nth root is the inverse to exponentiation. Do you know how to fix the redirect? Bo Jacoby (talk) 21:35, 3 February 2008 (UTC).

Yes, I can fix it, but do either of those articles actually mention antilogarithms? SpinningSpark 21:44, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
I think it would be better to delete the redirect altogether if we are not going to mention the term in any article. SpinningSpark 21:51, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but it makes sense to mention antilogarithm in either of these articles, I think. You can do it if you want to, otherwise I can do it. I just don't know how to fix the redirect. Bo Jacoby (talk) 13:12, 4 February 2008 (UTC).

OK, tell me were you have written about antilogarithms and I will point the redirect to that page. SpinningSpark 22:29, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Antilogarithm is explained in the article Logarithm#History. Bo Jacoby (talk) 07:34, 20 February 2008 (UTC).
DoneSpinningSpark 22:46, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Well done! Bo Jacoby (talk) 12:50, 22 February 2008 (UTC).

Vandal Notification

Thanks for notifing me; I forgot about that. Also, i noticed you were considering changing the title of Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride...Starring You!; i have started a poll on the talk page on what it's title should be. You may vote if interested. Thanks.--Snowman Guy (talk) 23:01, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

The IP Vandal vandalized once again on Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast. Should Administrator's be notified?--Snowman Guy (talk) 02:16, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

That Universal Guy

Thanks much for the recent notification on my talk page. I am highly upset at That Universal Guy and am highly considering undoing his edits on the Disaster! article; however, he said that those who revert his edits will be prosecuted by Universal's legal department. If i undo the edits, he may attempt to put me in court. Why do you think i should do about this? Thanks.--Snowman Guy (talk) 23:29, 23 February 2008 (UTC)



Tuvalu was a former british colony. It is an independent country in the South Pacific. hope that helps :). The Updater would like to talk to you! 11:48, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof!

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Spinningspark! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page.

Finally, I'd like to appologise for any delay, and wish you luck with VandalProof! Ale_Jrbtalk 19:27, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Zobel (4) Attenuator.PNG

Image Copyright problem

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Ref desk

Ta for the help so far. IBangMyHead (talk) 19:57, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

1989/S Club

"Kind of almost an article" still isn't an article. The main point of the rule as I understand it isn't for verifiability reasons, it's to avoid a slippery slope with notability. Seeing as how there are even arguments not to allow every person with an article on the birth lists, letting those without articles is sketchy. Then there's the issue of how much about them needs to be in another article to qualify, which is subjective. Those lists are already quite long and will likely be trimmed in a couple years anyway. --TM 06:47, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Image_Z_(2).PNG

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Perfect metal lattice

Can you tell me what that source you cited in Ohm's law actually says about this hypothetical "perfect metal lattice". Does perfect include zero temperature, or what? Dicklyon (talk) 00:09, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Otto Zobel

I have replied on my talk page.--Boson (talk) 23:29, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

I noticed the article from the AlexNewArtBot results for Wisconsin. That article is quite excellent! I have nominated it for WP:DYK under the 12 April section. I used a hook that includes that he helped establish that it is impossible to completely eliminate noise. Could you add an inline citation to that sentence in the article? Please review the hook to make sure that it is technically correct. Royalbroil 00:37, 14 April 2008 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 18 April, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Otto Julius Zobel, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Bobet 11:35, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for welcoming me

Thanks for welcoming me. So the reason I did not put the reference on the thunderstorm page is that I did not have time at the moment (I am 14 yrs. old, as you can guess I was in school at the moment, and not really having time to edit anymore). I was wondering if you could tell me how to get the user box's (like the ones that you have on your user page). I would like them to say something along the lines of "This user lives in Minnesota," "This user lives in America" and "This user is a Aspie." Oh, and I hope I am not asking to much but could you also tell me how many edits you need to make to be an administrator on wikipedia.Miagirljmw14 17:58, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for responding so soon! You are really a good 'welcomer'! It must have been only 30 mins. before I read your post. I expected to have to wait a few days (or at least a few hours). But thanks for the information!Miagirljmw14 18:57, 18 April 2008 (UTC)


Please see my reply to you, on my Talk page - Adrian Pingstone (talk) 17:53, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Requesting a new feature

Thanks for the tip. I'll inquire at WP:Helpdesk.  ~Kaimbridge~23:33, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Boltzmann constant

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Hello, Spinningspark. You have new messages at LukeTheSpook's talk page.
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So removing inaccurate and unsourced information is vandalism?

So removing inaccurate and unsourced information and replacing it with a link to a primary source is vandalism? Yuck Flu By Road (talk) 21:52, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Image deleted

The image you requested to be deleted has been deleted. -- Natalya 23:12, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Refdesk question:Question regarding electricity

Wouldn't you have to use RMS values in and AC circuit?? P(RMS) = V{RMS} x I{RMS} or P= U x I x cos phi?? If you could spare the time to enlighten me I'd be most delighted. Lisa4edit (talk) 13:05, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply Could you have a look the formula on the root mean square page? I looked at it and thought I remembered it differently. And yes, it should have been P(av) I copied that out wrongly. I can't get the math symbols to work so I tried to put it in words. (They display fine, but if I copy them into something I want to post they disappear for some strange reason.) Thanks for clearing things up. Lisa4edit (talk) 14:43, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

From your message: The correct formula is;

P_{av} = V_{rms} \times I_{rms} \times \cos{\phi}

From root mean square

   P_\mathrm{avg} = V_\mathrm{RMS}I_\mathrm{RMS}.\,\!

From my old notebook

P(effective) = U x I x cos{phi}

If you could direct me towards a page that explains how to use the markup I'd be happy. Sorry for troubling you. Lisa4edit (talk) 15:45, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Resource request

It's filled.--droptone (talk) 12:29, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry that the document did not help. If you find any other documents that you would like copies of, you can make those requests on the resource request page and I will try to fill them.--droptone (talk) 14:15, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Z param 1.PNG

Well, I'm sort of going through the PD-user category and tagging all potentially useful images that I find with that, and IFDing or speedying non-useful ones. I don't know, it's just sort of a little project I'm doing, because for some reason having free images here and not on Commons bothers me. If you'd like to make clean SVG versions of your hand-drawn diagrams, that'd be swell. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 00:02, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:4-cube rotated to missing view.png)


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Resource request filled

Here.--droptone (talk) 12:55, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Re:Name changes

Hi Spinningspark - thanks for your recent note on my talk page (I have replied to it there). I'd like to talk to you about Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, for which you reverted to the full middle name page title. Beyond what I explained on my talk page, there are several things that I'd like to point out in this particular case:

  1. The middle name is sometimes written as Idvorsky vs. Idvorski - choosing one in particular doesn't make sense, where a middle initial seems to be a better fit.
  2. The page here on the IEEE Edison Medal clearly uses a middle initial, not a middle name, as an initial is common for a U.S. scientist/engineer.
  3. Google hits for a full middle name "Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin" yields significantly less hits than the middle initial version.

Based on the reasons above, I'd like to move the page back to "Mihajlo I. Pupin". I'd like to hear your thoughts. Thanks! --Jiuguang Wang (talk) 20:18, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

5/28 DYK

Updated DYK query On 28 May, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article n-dimensional sequential move puzzles, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Bedford Pray 02:07, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Z param 1.PNG

Would be appreicated if you could provide a fuller description of what the circuit shows. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:04, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Math notation style

Hello. You might want to notice these differences:

because C (or n-C for higher dimensions)
because C (or n − C for higher dimensions)

Generally in non-TeX mathematical notation, variables get italicized (but digits and punctuation don't) a minus sign differs from a hyphen, and spaces precede and follow "+", "=", minus signs, "<", etc. Hence n-dimensional, with n in italics, but 5-dimensional, with no italics. All this matches TeX style; in TeX it's taken care of by the software. (But "inline", as opposed to "displayed" TeX often is not a good idea in Wikipedia since it gets misaligned or fails to match sizes, etc.) See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (mathematics). Michael Hardy (talk) 17:16, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Can you shoot yourself in the head twice?—Reply

"Why are you throwing WP:Point around in regard to this Reference Desk question? No one is being disruptive, with the possible exception of user:Bastard Soap and the only person who replied to his silly question was YOU. SpinningSpark 22:22, 31 May 2008 (UTC)"

May be you got me a bit wrong there. I've ended my second reply on the note that since the asker is not really asking for an advice, the entire thread becomes quite justified. I was not being personal in any way. But, I'd still personally feel that may be we all should just be a bit circumspect about such issues. I mean if something goes wrong, there's some chance of landing in trouble. As regards my reply, I answered it in a very scientific context, i.e., if a given situation is possible or not, and not in terms of "you do this, or you do that".
But, still if my pointing out that clause (WP:Point) irritated you, am sorry about that.
—KetanPanchaltaLK 09:34, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Dealing with vandals

Since you have helped me out with two past vandals, I;ll ask you waht to do with a worse third one. is currently adding advertisment similar, In-Universe style content to Men in Black: Alien Attack. Evreytime his edits are reverted by me, he reverts them. He has also vandalized My talk page, and his own talk page. He has been given three warnings already, and is now threatening to revert on the MIB page once more. What should I do on this issue?--Snowman Guy (talk) 22:58, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

I have now given him a final warning, since he has vandalized once again, This time on my talk page.--Snowman Guy (talk) 23:06, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
I've now made a compromise with the IP.--Snowman Guy (talk) 00:09, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Now I've come across, who has vandalized constantly including harassing me twice. After he was given a final warning, he vandalized twice more. Should administrators be notified?--Snowman Guy (talk) 00:36, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

He;s now vandalized yet again.--Snowman Guy (talk) 00:40, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
The administrators have now blocked him, But only for 24 hours.--Snowman Guy (talk) 00:45, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
He has now begun using more vandal edits. I've warned him twice again as of now.--Snowman Guy (talk) 15:09, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Vandal IP has now been blocked for 24 hours after I reported him to the Administrators.--Snowman Guy (talk) 23:19, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Composite image filters

Updated DYK query On 7 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Composite image filters, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 17:54, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia's conventions

Hello. I moved composite image filters (plural) to composite image filter (singular) for the usual reason and then I started trying to fixed the links to the plural title. In the course of this I noticed that in a number of articles you're not adhering to the usual formatting and style conventions of Wikipedia:Manual of Style (mathematics). Could you look at (1) that manual, and (2) the edits I recently did on those pages, and (3) my comments in an earlier section of this talk page above. Thanks. Michael Hardy (talk) 22:11, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Your Messages

Ok, first of all the date removal was a (minor) oversight on my part, I was contemplating moving the tag to try to encourage the much needed improval of that article, then reconsidered and the date was lost at some point. Just to put your mind at ease, I am well aware of the purpose and addition of date tags. As for the redlink, perhaps it could stay, it seemed a little messy at the time especially as a relatively small scottish firm, I judged that it would probably be better stylistically for there not to be a link. As a very very minor change with little consequence, I didn't write out my train of thought in the summary. If you have any more queries as to my minor edits, I'm sure we can take the time to discuss them at length! ;-) -Toon05 15:08, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Electronics Project

Just wanted to say thanks for the welcome. Unfortunately I don't have nearly the education level that I'm seeing of some of the individuals in the project, but I am more than willing to help. Most of my experience and education has been in Satellite Communications as an operator/maintainer. It's not often that I have to do component-level repairs, but I've been trained in basic electronics engineering and theory, so I figured I could be of some help. Thanks again for the welcome. Crmadsen (talk) 01:37, 15 June 2008 (UTC)


Fine, i've changed everything to 'j' so not to be confused with the symbol for current. (talk) 02:39, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Please get an account so you have a talk page that can be replied to. Your IP is dynamically "hopping". SpinningSpark 09:56, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Calendar Cube

a) just another Rubik cube

like sudokube... well, delete also sudokube

b) doesn't have an article

this is no problem, someone can create a new article, I'm not english

I believe that english calendar cube is an interesting variation of the wonderfull Rubik's cube

bye bye —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:02, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Please get an account so you have a talk page that can be replied to. Your IP is dynamically "hopping". You comment well, delete also . . . comes under being disruptive to make a point WP:POINT and WP:Other stuff exists, both bad arguments on Wikipedia. The purpose of a navigation template is to help people, well, navigate, around the articles. It is completely useless to put anything in there that does not link to an article. If you think that there is enough material to write a meaningful article on Calender Cube then go ahead, but in my opinion you only have enough for a stub and it will probably get deleted because I doubt that there are any reliable sources WP:RS that you can cite as references for its notability WP:NOTE. You would be better off mentioning it in an article which already exists, such as Combination puzzles. And please GET AN ACCOUNT. SpinningSpark 10:13, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the answer, you have cleared me the ideas. As soon as possible I will create an account. There are a lot of sources about calendar cube, ad example there is a patent [1], I think, ad example, is possible explane the disposition of the months and the days. If you belive that is a good idea to create a new article do it, unfortunately my english language is bad.

good sunday

bye —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:18, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

A patent in itself does not make it notable in the Wikipedia sense (but it helps). The Rubik cube is widely written about in the press, there are peer reviewed mathematical papers about it and there is a recognised sporting organisation. Can you say any of that about Calender cube? Can you point to a single newspaper article about it? (not adverts). I still think that a mention in another article is better. SpinningSpark 15:27, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Alternative Userbox - User Exact Age

Hi Spinningspark, I noticed you commented on the talk page for the Template:User exact age template.

I have created an alternative userbox for the exact reason you had in your comment, which can be found at User:Relyimah/UserBoxes/User_Exact_Age. Feel free to use it. Cheers! — Relyimah (t-c-e) 01:42, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for finding the error on my userpage. —Preceding unsigned comment added by InfiniteCenturion (talkcontribs) 00:50, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Prototype filter

Updated DYK query On 21 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Prototype filter, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 17:40, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Murphy drip

Updated DYK query On 25 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Murphy drip, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 10:32, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Your Murphy drip article received more than 10,000 page views while on DYK. That's the fifth highest total this month -- . The hook was a great one.Cbl62 (talk) 20:37, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm using the same User:Henrik view data you referenced. The chart that we've created is just for the month of June. If we did one for May, I suspect your N-dimensional sequential move puzzles article would be close to the top.Cbl62 (talk) 21:51, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Number sign

Number sign is not an article

There is an article about the number sign. Your last revert was pointless as "mesh" is another name for the number sign (as stated in the article) --Btx40 (talk) 14:21, 30 June 2008 (UTC)


What is the OP? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:15, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

I have no idea what your question relates to, but OP stands for Original Poster if that's what you meant. OP is the person who started a conversation thread. SpinningSpark 23:02, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

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I like what you've done...

...with the linked userbox directory or whatever you call it (first encountered on another's User page that led me here). I'm considering adopting & adapting it, if you don't mind, though am still thinking over the drastic change. Meanwhile, the infobox atop this page is so true...I hardly know whether or not to borrow it! Yours in solidarity -- Deborahjay (talk) 07:46, 12 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your help with Religion Newswriters Association. I didn't want to revert their changes myself since that would see like edit warring and article ownership. Keep up the good work. Steve Dufour (talk) 13:32, 12 September 2008 (UTC)


I posted this link in the Rubik's cube artcle because it contained info on Rubik's cubes. To view this information you do not have to register. Would you let me post a link directly to thread so you do not have to navigate to it. --Hunter209 (talk) 19:52, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry for casing trouble and thanks for clearing up the rules--Hunter209 (talk) 22:29, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Topology (electronics)

Hi, thanks for your contribution on a much-neglected area, but I left some comments regarding your DYK nom. Please visit the suggestions page. --BorgQueen (talk) 02:51, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Topology (electronics)

Updated DYK query On 17 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Topology (electronics), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 15:16, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Amongst Friends

As unlikely as it may seem, the details you questioned in the article Amongst Friends are directly supported by the source provided. "Shooting on location in the Five Towns, the crew was so strapped for cash that when Mr. Weiss opened a bag of Doritos for a scene in which he (in a brief appearance) smokes pot with a group of disaffected youths, he found little torn-up triangles of yellow cardboard. 'I was like, we're making a film, and you don't have enough money for a bag of Doritos,' he said." (see here). Alansohn (talk)

I think...

that the user: (talk), is a disruptive user. If you look at the user contributions associated with this IP address, there is only this one disruptive edit to the article thunderstorm. I have left this user a message, and there is no reply, so I assume this user never visited Wikipedia again, and only came to make one disruptive edit. Do you think the same thing? -- IRP (talk) 20:31, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes, probably. There's a lot of them like that. Forget about it and move on. SpinningSpark 20:38, 21 September 2008 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 24 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lattice phase equaliser, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Jordan Contribs 09:41, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

London 14

Following your participation the other Sunday, you may be interested to know that London 14 is scheduled for Sunday October 12 incase you weren't already aware. Best, WilliamH (talk) 11:28, 25 September 2008 (UTC)