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I'm not applying for adoption. Another user wanted me to adopt him and left a userbox for the project on my main page. I guess I should remove it. Thank you for calling me an experienced editor by the way. Bernstein2291 (Talk Contributions Sign Here) 16:43, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

I just decided to delete it. I already posted on his talk page, no need to keep it. Bernstein2291 (Talk Contributions Sign Here) 16:55, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks!. --TimL (talk) 16:56, 2 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi! I just entered Sharif University of Technology! I think I will contribute to Wikipedia more... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Irrational number (talkcontribs) 17:51, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations! That is awesome! --TimL (talk) 23:58, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
thanks!--Irrational number (talk) 21:16, 16 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi! there's a problem with the article I translated (my only article, actually). the "cubane" word links to the name of a river in russia (which is not what it means)... what should I do with it?--Irrational number (talk) 05:43, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

The format for specifying what a wiki links to is [[article name|article text]]. So you would need to find the article name for cubane and then change the link to link to the molecule instead of the river. I'll take a look and see if I can show you. --TimL (talk) 23:56, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
OK, according to Wikipedia there is no article for cubane on the Persian Wikipedia, so you would have to make one up, following some convention, like "Cubane (chemistry)". You don't have to create the article, just a link to it (which will be red and that is fine). Also if the article for the river in Russia is not appropriately named you may want to have it moved. The best solution requires some forethought, when somebody types cubane in persian, what are they likely to be looking for? If the answer is not obvious than a dismbiguation page should be created, with links to both articles. If one or the other is more likely what people are looking for it should get the name "Cubane" with a disambiguation link to the other article of the same name.

Here is an example of a disambiguation page: saros

Here is an example of a page with a disambiguation link at the top: iPhone

Note that you do not have to point to a disambiguation page, you can point directly to an article instead, something like "This article is about the chemical compound. For the river see Cubane (river)".

So in summary you can rename the article for the river to "Cubane (river)" and create a link to either "Cubane" or "Cubane (chemistry)" or some such. If you rename the article for the river and think that the article for the compound should just be "Cubane", you will want to remove the redirect that is created after the article for the river is moved to another name. If both the river and the compound are a bit obscure then you should have the river article moved to "Cubane (river) and create a link to the uncreated article "Cubane (Chemistry)". Sorry for the long and complicated answer, but this is one of the more complicated areas of Wikipedia :) --TimL (talk) 00:25, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

thanks a lot, I'll do something right now...--Irrational number (talk) 10:56, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
I did it!!!BTW the river is called kuban--Irrational number (talk) 11:05, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Office Hours[edit]

Hey Timl! I'm just dropping you a message because you've commented on (or expressed an interest in) the Article Feedback Tool in the past. If you don't have any interest in it any more, ignore the rest of this message :).

If you do still have an interest or an opinion, good or bad, we're holding an office hours session tomorrow at 19:00 GMT/UTC in #wikimedia-office to discuss completely changing the system. In attendance will be myself, Howie Fung and Fabrice Florin. All perspectives, opinions and comments are welcome :).

I appreciate that not everyone can make it to that session - it's in work hours for most of North and South America, for example - so if you're interested in having another session at a more America-friendly time of day, leave me a message on my talkpage. I hope to see you there :). Regards, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 14:30, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry not to see you at the session; the logs are here. In the meantime, the Foundation has started developing a new version of the tool which dispenses with the idea of "ratings", amongst other things. Take a look at WP:AFT5 and drop any comments, criticisms or suggestions you have on the talkpage - I'd be very grateful to hear your opinions. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:36, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: Why I reverted your changes to Saros (astronomy)[edit]

Ah, heck. My bad, units are important! -- Kendrick7talk 06:09, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


Hi Timl2k4, your (?) toolserver does not work. Greetings -- (talk) 19:13, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Not mine. Thanks. TimLtalk 20:52, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG How do you delete my profile in wikipedia because I want to be quited. Kelenna (talk) 20:41, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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So my exact question is Where is the template button? Kelenna (talk) 22:46, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

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Template:Anti-psychiatry on The Denial of Death[edit]

This is in response to what I stated on my talk page. Long story short, since The Denial of Death is listed on Template:Anti-psychiatry, the template belongs on the article. If you do not feel that this article should be listed in the template, please edit the template. If you feel that the article does belong on this template, please revert your edit. Thanks. Steel1943 (talk) 17:00, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

  • For the time being, since the revert seemed like an oversight on the fact that the article is listed on the template, I'm going to revert the edit. I'll make sure the reasoning is included in the edit history this time, to make sure it's 100% clear. Steel1943 (talk) 17:53, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Cox's bazar[edit]

If writing the only available proper hotel's name is part of advertising, then how come writing a bunch of chains name is not also part of advertising? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aq mishu (talkcontribs) 07:04, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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2017 solar eclipse is in Illinois not Kentucky and NASA rewrote some of their glossary terms[edit]

(I tried sending this last night, but I don't think it came through.)

The maximum duration of darkness for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse and its location has changed to Illinois near a small town called Goreville at 2 minutes and 41.6 seconds according to Xavier Jubier. The information on Wikipedia is still showing the old Kentucky data.

You may be aware that the NASA solar eclipse website was taken down for a week back in February with a redirect to the United States Naval Observatory. Why? I guess NASA told Fred Espenak to update his information before the site would come back online. His information is now updated up to a point. If you look at his current orthographic maps, he now puts a full date at the bottom of the map. Before that, he would only put a date of Fri, July 2, with no year. Here is the link to his main page

Espenak rewrote the definition of "greatest eclipse." He separated out the term "greatest duration." His old definition used both terms in one paragraph and described GE and GD as being "virtually" in the same geographical location. Espenak was aware this is not the case based on the recent data obtained from the Kaguya/LRO lunar limb profile. Here is the link to the glossary

Strangely, his current orthographic maps do not show the two locations (GE and GD) on the map but only a description of the "Circumstances at Greatest Duration" . Now if you go to Xavier Jubier's map, it shows GE and GD on the map. Here is the link to Jubier's map Also note that Espenak now puts a full date of February 22, 2014 on his orthographic map!

Wikipedia does not mention the United States Naval Observatory's (USNO) findings They have a maximum duration of darkness at 2 minutes and 44.6 seconds -- some six miles south of Carbondale Illinois in the Shawnee National Forest. I think Jubier's location is also in the Shawnee National Forest, but 19 miles to the east of USNO's location. Also USNO does not use the terms GE or GD -- they just use the term "maximum duration." The lengths of times are now 3 seconds apart in duration of darkness.

Again, the information on Wikipedia about the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse is incorrect. Both NASA and USNO are now pointing to southern Illinois for the place of maximum duration of darkness. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Firstmagnitude (talkcontribs) 17:22, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I was not aware NASA had updated their website. Very good to know.  — TimL • talk 17:46, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

regarding my edit on Tetrad[edit]

Earlier I had made an edit on the [tetrad] disambiguation page, I understand why my edit was wrong I just wanted to clear up the confusion.

I have the the hover-cards lab enabled, so I hovered over the [Dark tetrad] link, the card followed the redirect but ignored the hash so it showed me the start of the [Dark triad] page not jumping to the [Dark tetrad] header. I saw three, thought the disambiguation page was incorrect and "fixed" it. Now I know, thanks for catching that. Ke48273 (talk) 15:18, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Not a problem, it's fixed. I assumed it was a good faith edit.  — TimL • talk 18:17, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Inaccuracies to be corrected on TSE 2017[edit]

Some information given on the TSE 2017 webpage aren't accurate. Please read the following: The data provided by NASA is more accurate and the parameters used to compute those values are clearly stated on the website. The lunar radius used by USNO is incorrect and only this already increases the real duration. Mixing oranges with apples is never a good thing.

Nevertheless, the most accurate predictions are made by Xavier Jubier: contrary to the others he does take into account the real lunar limb profile, which isn't smooth, to make his computations. You can see some of the results there on his TSE 2017 interactive map (Xavier is the inventor of those maps and his work has been praised and copied ever since). If you zoom in sufficiently on the map you can distinguish the point of greatest eclipse (depicted as a little sun), for which you can find the proper definition on the NASA eclipse website (by definition the point of greatest eclipse uses a smooth limb), the location of longest uncorrected duration and the location of longest duration with explanation on the computations and parameters when hovering on the green and red pins. The last two locations are just given for the general public, they are of little use when speaking of a canon of solar eclipses. The green pin is the location of longest duration with 2 minutes and 41.6 seconds. Note also that by definition greatest eclipse and longest duration can never be at the same location and that they don't represent the same thing. Plus some people will place their longest duration on the centerline, which again is wrong because of the non-symmetric lunar limb profile, etc...

Xavier's contributions to the eclipse world has been appreciated by all including the worldwide scientific community with which he works on a regular basis. You can also have a look at his Solar Eclipse Maestro software which has no other equivalent. The features available are simply mind blowing and the Bailly's beads simulations are so accurate that you clearly see his predictions are well above the others. Last his marvelous application has a unique and specific feature to compute a mesh of several hundred million points used to generate the most accurate eclipse maps to date.

If you have any doubts, just ask Xavier. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iau eclipse (talkcontribs) 18:16, 5 June 2014 (UTC)


I have set up an RM instead. Simply south ...... time, department skies for just 8 years 19:52, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Lunar Eclipse[edit]

Hi! As part of a class assignment Victoria (talk), Andrew (talk), Kieran (talk), and I (Jordan (talk)) will be working on expanding the article about lunar eclipses ( We noticed that you have been writing on the talk page on the article, and we were hoping you might be able to help us out with getting started. For each of us, this is our first time seriously editing Wikipedia, but we wanted to add citations in the Lunar Eclipse in Mythology, Blood Moon, and Occurrence sections. We also wanted to add material to the Lunar Eclipse in Mythology section, Lunar versus Solar Eclipse section, and the Multimedia section.

In case you were wondering, the talk page for our class website is

Thank you,

Jordan (talk) 04:23, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Wikipedians who like NationStates[edit]

Hey! If you're interested, I started a series of userboxes for the game NationStates. Feel free to add any or add your own!-🐦Do☭torWho42 () 05:18, 16 December 2017 (UTC)