User talk:Ssumpf

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Hi Sierra,

Greetings from the snowy East Coast! I wanted to let you know that I am looking forward to working with you on our Wiki project. I read your introduction and was happy to learn about your interest in Forensics (and music, too). Hopefully there is a Stub topic that relates to Forensics because that area interests me as well! I would love to hear your thoughts about potential topics.

DHayes14 (talk) 15:36, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi! I'm just learning how to use Wikipedia for the first time in this course. I'm very excited to work with you....I grew up on the east coast - lived in CT, VT, and MA :)I would love to do something forensics related! Maybe single nucleotide polymorphisms, although I think that topic may be covered extensively already.

Ssumpf (talk) 20:00, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Good luck on the quiz![edit]

Hi Sierra,

Sending you good luck on your quiz today! ♣

DHayes14 (talk) 13:32, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi! Good luck to you as well!!! I don't know about you, but I get crazy test anxiety ;0

Ssumpf (talk) 19:57, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

I have to admit that in my Biochemistry class I would get so anxious before every test! Those tests were 3 hours long and I always felt drained afterwards so I am thankful that this quiz is only 1 hour. I still haven't taken it yet but I have 7 more hours to do so ;) — Preceding unsigned comment added by DHayes14 (talkcontribs) 20:58, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Me, too! Hope the quiz is a breeze! ♣♣♣

Unit 5 Stub Assessments[edit]

Hi Sierra! Hope you are doing well and are having a good week so far :)

I wanted to let you know that I completed reviews of two stub articles on our group page. The topics were differentiation-inducing factor and ribonucleoprotein. For the record, I am not enthusiastic about either topic... I will keep looking for something more interesting. Did you see any appealing topics?

DHayes14 (talk) 18:21, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi! I updated the group page and added the two summaries. There is definitely a wider range of information on 23S ribosomal DNA, but the polysomy article could be fun! I am fine with either topic. I'll let you choose between the two (unless they are already claimed!)

--Ssumpf (talk) 17:16, 26 February 2014 (UTC)== Possible Stub Topic? ==

Hi Sierra,

I am still looking through the list of stub articles and I took a peek at 23S ribosomal RNA. My first impression is that we can easily beef up this page by adding sub-headings such as: Functions, Structure, PCR applications, 23S Ribosomal Databases,etc. We could also link it to 16s ribosomal RNA because it has a similar structural role. When you get a chance please take a look and let me know what you think :)

DHayes14 (talk) 18:05, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm taking a look now. I may summarize this one, too. --Ssumpf (talk) 00:47, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
I will be posting shortly on our group page, but I am really interested in Polysomy as well. I will summarize these two topics and let you decide! I wonder if they were already chosen, yet? I'd love to choose soon!--Ssumpf (talk) 01:01, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
I am so glad that you summarized the two articles- it gives us a head start on choosing the one that is best for us :) I am actually leaning towards polysomy for a number of reasons, one being that it is of high importance whereas 23s ribosomal rna is of lower importance. I think that it will be easy to justify our choice in 200-300 words so I'm ready to grab it before it gets taken :)

DHayes14 (talk) 14:20, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

I have officially selected the polysomy article on the course page. I'll start coming up with a list of why this article is appealing and I'll post my ramblings on our Group Talk page. Sound good? I am looking forward to working on this with you!

DHayes14 (talk) 14:25, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Alright! That is great. I am excited to work with you on this.Ssumpf (talk) 17:16, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Addition to Talk Page of Subject Page[edit]

I posted a draft of our "Ideas for Improving Article" paragraph, along with the initial outline, in a new section on my DHayes14 talk page. When you get a chance, please take a look at it and let me know you think we need to add anything. Feel free to copy/paste it to the Polysomy talk page when you are through since I don't think that I have anything else to add before it goes "LIVE". Due to our timezone differences, and my inability to adjust to daylight savings time, I may be asleep before you get a chance to review it and I don't want to rush you. Good luck again on the quiz! DHayes14 (talk) 22:33, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

I went ahead and posted the draft to the talk page of the Polysomy article. I figured that you can still edit it from there and add some magic to the existing text :) DHayes14 (talk) 01:33, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! I actually just got home from a long work day! I read it a few times and it looks great! I don't think much is missing from there with the combination of our rationale/outline from earlier. Hope you did well on the quiz! I did so-so, but am happy to be halfway through  :) --Ssumpf (talk) 02:49, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I saw your edits and think that they improved the rationale :) Sorry to hear that you had a long work day, especially with so much going on with this class and having to take a quiz too! I'm also happy to be halfway through but I am debating about whether to take a class this summer or not. Would love to hear what other classes you have taken and are thinking about taking in the future. DHayes14 (talk) 19:01, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Polysomy_nondisjunction.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Polysomy_nondisjunction.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Klortho (talk) 03:57, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

I am sorry, I see that you wrote, "Used with "free to share and use commercially" search parameters" in the description, but that is not good enough. If you go here, it is clear that the image is under copyright, and "It may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the copyright holder." Sometimes Bing, or other search engines, get it wrong. The burden is on you to make sure that the image is free to reuse. Let me know if you want help finding some replacement(s). Klortho (talk) 03:57, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
If you say got it wrong, I would greatly appreciate suggestions for replacement. I have searched every engine available from my reference list under the suggested parameters thinking they would be correct and available for use under those parameters and am a bit confused at this point. I had an earlier approval that it was ok to move to the Wiki Commons, so I would welcome your input on this matter. Thanks! --Ssumpf (talk) 04:14, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your work as part of the Molecular Biology course project. I hope you enjoyed editing Wikipedia, and hope you continue to edit it whenever you find problems, or find something that you would like to add. Don't hesitate to contact me or any of the other OAs with any questions, any time you want.

I wish you well in your future studies! Klortho (talk) 01:45, 12 May 2014 (UTC)