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Best Sources[edit]

Hi Transhumanist, so for the Athlete's foot page, the best sources to use are secondary sources. To be more specific, what is really preferred are peer-reviewed academic journal articles rather than sources such as Merck Manuals or the Mayo Clinic. There's nothing terrible about those sources, they're just not the best available sources and that's what we strive for. If you need help with access, let me know and I can point you in the right direction. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 01:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Copied to Talk:Athlete's foot#Best Sources, and replied there. The Transhumanist 07:31, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for your 25jan15 work on Tinea!-71.174.175.150 (talk) 15:51, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

You are welcome. The Transhumanist 03:22, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

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Element of possessianism for Outline of anarchism[edit]

That was a pretty quick revert. This is an encyclopaedia. I did not suggest that article for deletion, and I did not remove the components, so flawed quote. The format on the article pretty well stinks, is not easy to read, and in the current form it is more like something that belongs at Wikiversity, or at Wikibooks, the components that SUPPORT or not are opinion, not necessarily factual nor supported by citation. Take the move as a polite criticism, and please do not be so quick to revert to your preferred form. SHARED SPACE! Not your article. <sigh> — billinghurst sDrewth 03:55, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Please make posts concerning article content on the appropriate talk page. I've copied your post and replied to it at Talk:Outline of anarchism#Element of possessianism for Outline of anarchism. The Transhumanist 05:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

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I thought you might be amused to know you are listed on that page, with three admin actions (protections). All the best: Rich Farmbrough22:58, 21 February 2015 (UTC).

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Biomimetics[edit]

Hi, I see you've added a See also link to this article from BionicKangaroo. Since this isn't really a See also type article - it's actually about biomimetics - it would be much better if it were included in the main text, suitably cited, with a brief word about what is new and unusual about the work. (There is a huge pressure on this article for mere listing, so I'd like not to have anything added there - in fact it's the second one today, and I'm minded to remove it.) I'd therefore be hugely grateful if you could add it in the text. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:41, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

@Chiswick Chap: No problem. Yes check.svg Done     The Transhumanist 09:55, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks, but could you please add a citation for that? Articles cannot rely on links to other Wikipedia articles, because Wikipedia is "not a reliable source" (as anyone can edit it). Sources are everything. Thanks again. Chiswick Chap (talk) 10:00, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
 : @Chiswick Chap: Again, no problem. Yes check.svg Done Pleasure working with you; you make excellent suggestions. Keep up the good work and vigilance.     The Transhumanist 10:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

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Artificial consciousness[edit]

I reverted the article before your last edit on 15 April 2015. It is not right that a single user changes most of the article. Editing this article is a joint effort and this is not how it should be done. Please discuss on the talk page of the article before making so many changes.Tkorrovi (talk) 19:35, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

I now partly restored one of your edits. I cannot restore your other edits without heavy restructuring of the article. I cannot restore the extensive restructuring of the article, as this will cause too much confusion to editing the article, and how the many users who edited the article before, wanted it. Such great change of the structure of the whole article should be done gradually, by discussing it before on the article's talk page. This is also written on the article's talk page.Tkorrovi (talk) 21:40, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

I have to say that. In your edit, you added this to the article (the beginning of your edit):

"In 2010, at the H+ Summit at Harvard, George Dvorsky made the claim ..."

But the only reference that you provided there is that | http://www.sentientdevelopments.com/2012/03/when-turing-test-is-not-enough-towards.html , a web page about George Dvorsky. On the George Dvorsky's Wikipedia article is also the same text and only that same reference about it. This is not a peer-reviewed article, it is not even clear who is the author of that page, thus it is not valid for reference. But more than that, nowhere on that page is it written that such claim was made at the H+ Summit at Harvard. Thus this information has no reference at all, nothing which states that such claim was made at a summit at Harvard, or that George Dvorsky ever made that claim. So this information has no reference and should not be added to the article, yet i added it to the article. But please provide a proper reference for it.Tkorrovi (talk) 01:39, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

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History of ceramic art[edit]

I noticed you moved Ceramic Art to History of ceramic art. I am curious as to why the redirect from the move instead points to Pottery. And also, Pottery seems to be mostly history as well - so shouldn't it be also renamed History of pottery? Just curious - Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 00:33, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

The closest thing we have to ceramics is pottery. The pottery article is of greater scope than the topic's history, and therefore it wouldn't be subject to renaming to "History of pottery" — though it is ripe for splitting the history material off to that title per WP:SPLIT. Thanks for asking. The Transhumanist 01:28, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
There is an article Ceramic which may be more appropriate for the redirect. I am not sure of the move myself and have decided to wait and see if other editors have concerns. The terms pottery and ceramics are interchangeable in the US, though not in the UK. I have felt the articles Pottery and Ceramic art had overlapped and were repetitive (same true with the articles Ceramic and Pottery) - however that is my US bias. Thank you for shaking the vines - Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 01:56, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
I didn't think of looking under "ceramic" (I thought that was just an adjective) — nice find. Redirecting ceramic art to ceramic is a good idea. Keep up the good work. The Transhumanist 02:18, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
No, it was a terrible idea, which I have reverted. Ceramic is short and essentially about the materials science. Johnbod (talk) 14:16, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

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