User talk:Uncia/Archive 2

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New Mexico State University

The NMSU page includes a template at the bottom that states, "New Mexico is the worst placve in the world". I doubt that is true, but I cannot figure out how to edit it out. Maybe you can?

66.222.49.128 (talk) 16:38, 1 January 2009 (UTC) Dennis Presser (Not a New Mexico native or resident)

Demographics

Hello, I don't know the official way to do this, but how can the race demographics add up to over 100%? Since you seem to be in charge of this page, maybe you can do something about it. Or at least clarify as to why the totals do not add up. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Paravis (talkcontribs) 23:20, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Vector spaces

Hi,

thanks muchly for your Peer Review of vector spaces! I have replied to your points. There are some where I'd like to get your feedback. See you over there! Jakob.scholbach (talk) 22:33, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

SP?

Good Evening, One Question, Who is user Politician Texas? and why did you mark me as a "SockPuppet"? TrentZee (talk) 05:30, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

I would greatly like a responce, because I will fight this! TrentZee (talk) 14:15, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

I told you to stop marking me as a sockpuppet, I will continue to remove it until you respond. TrentZee (talk) 01:23, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

TrentZee (talk · contribs · logs · block log) has been blocked indefinitely as a sock puppet of PoliticianTexas (talk · contribs). --Uncia (talk) 19:18, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

hello

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed maintenance templates from New Mexico. When removing maintenance templates, please be sure to either resolve the problem that the template refers to, or give a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, as your removal of this template has been reverted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. thanks 構成上都十分多样 (talk) 17:53, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Actually I restored a maintenance tag; see diff. --Uncia (talk) 19:15, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Benjamin Franklin High School (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Thanks for taking the time to comment at Wikipedia:Peer review/Benjamin Franklin High School (New Orleans, Louisiana)/archive1. I have responded to some of the comments. Some of the issues are due to confusing aspects, such as what the Louisiana Department of Education really uses to convert SPS to stars, the actions of the New Orleans School Board, and why the school keeps being called different titles by multiple sources ranging from "magnet" and "charter" to "city-wide access" and "public elite". Your statement of "unsubstantiated bragging" is most disheartening to me because I based my work squarely on the concept of Wikipedia:Verifiability. The sources described throughout the entire academic section are supposed to support the single statement "is known for the academic performance of its students," but I'm open to re-wording --Jh12 (talk) 04:38, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Marcia P. Sward

Updated DYK query On January 28, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Marcia P. Sward, 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.

Gatoclass 21:40, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

topper.png

Hi,

JWilliems put up an image of the new LAHS sign and removed the traditional LAHS logo from the Los Alamos High School article. After a mere seven days you speedy deleted that logo of LAHS, citing that it was nonfree and had been orphaned. Then you reverted all of JWilliems edits to the article and deleted the image of the new sign, never restoring the logo. In collaboration with the alleged vandal JWilliems, the end result of your "vigilance" is that now we have lost the image of LAHS's logo.

This isn't the first time that your actions have resulted in a completely avoidable loss of information. The image of the topperman mural on the LAHS page is another example of an image that was nearly lost because you preferred speedy deleting rather than working with authors to bring proper copyright labeling to the page.

What was needed in these instances was for somebody to take a look at the copyright and the article, and make a sensible suggestion. Instead of leadership we got a trigger happy automaton who speedy deletes everything and makes other authors clean up his mess.

Maybe before you speedy deleted toppers.png, you should have taken a moment to find out whether or not it should have been orphaned in the first place. As an author, its annoying when people are deleting entirely legitimate images upon the flimsiest pretext. Ryan Utt (talk) 03:49, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Logo is restored:
--Uncia (talk) 14:21, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Raton was originally named Willow Springs but the name was changed to Raton in 1878.

Raton was originally named Willow Springs but the name was changed to Raton in 1878. Would you happen to have any information on this? It would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks

--Susanjxp (talk) 00:17, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

I responded on the article talk page: Talk:Raton, New Mexico#Raton formally Willow Springs --Uncia (talk) 18:47, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for David Bressoud

Updated DYK query On February 11, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article David Bressoud, 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.

Dravecky (talk) 03:48, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

NNAA Templates

Hi Uncia,

I try to maintain the LAHS page, but I usually don't have time to work on wikipedia on anything approaching a regular basis.

Recently the NNAA 4A template was deleted. I think this was a mistake. The template was a navigational aid because it allowed you to see very quickly which high schools played against each other most often. I understand there were some concerns because the NMAA categorization is claimed to be different for different sports, but I still think those concerns could have been addressed with some minor cosmetic changes.

The template was deleted citing "consensus" but few people submitted opinions in the debate and they disagreed. I'm hoping that we can achieve a real consensus between us that both restores the functionality of the template and also addresses your concerns. I also hope we can forestall the deletion of the NNAA 5A template for now.

It has been suggested that the templates as composed were only useful for basketball, but an examination of a typical school shows that the templates are broadly applicable. Examine, for instance, the NNAA's website for LAHS. You will see that LAHS competes in AAAA in every sport. Swimming is the only sport that is not strictly AAAA, but that's only because all swim teams compete against all other swim teams regardless of classification. Therefore this is consistent with it's AAAA classification, not an exception. A cursory examination of other AAAA schools shows the templates are broadly applicable with few exceptions.

I would like to work with you to create a new navigational template. How do you feel about that?

Greg Comlish (talk) 19:07, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Albuquerque

see this statistics (from the source provided in the article)

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races Total population

White 70.6%

Black or African American 4.1%

American Indian and Alaska Native 5.9%

Asian 3.0%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2%

Some other race 19.8%


The White people is a category which includes all persons who, at the American Community Survey Estimates, identified themselves with the White race (this includs non-Hispanic Whites, White Hispanic and people who were White in combination with another race). Same with Black or African American people, Asians etc. Hispanics may be of any race (generally they chose "some other race" or "White"). After stating their race people, are asked if they are of Hispanic origin. [1] 86.121.9.59 (talk) 08:29, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm moving this discussion to the article talk page at Talk:Albuquerque, New Mexico#Albuquerque racial mix. --Uncia (talk) 15:01, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Emil Grosswald

Updated DYK query On February 17, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Emil Grosswald, 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 13:53, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Well done on the Emil Grosswald article. I was thinking of writing one, but you did a much better job than I would have. Thanks. Ntsimp (talk) 17:39, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Another PoliticianTexas sock?

Dayewalker just mentioned PoliticianTexas might be back, at ANI. Could use some help ... I smell a sock, but is it the same odor? Blueboy96 01:41, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Turán–Kubilius inequality

hello, if you could expand Turán–Kubilius inequality beyond 1,500 characters of prose it would be another DYK article. M.K. (talk) 11:41, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Jonas Kubilius

Updated DYK query On April 29, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jonas Kubilius, 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.

Royalbroil 00:51, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for John Wrench

Updated DYK query On May 1, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Wrench, 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) 19:22, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

K. Chandrasekharan

Thanks, sorry for that. --Status quo not acceptable (talk) 00:50, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Audrey Terras

Updated DYK query On May 31, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Audrey Terras, 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.

Dravecky (talk) 14:21, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Tracy Kidder re-write

Quite the upgrade. Nice job!-- The Red Pen of Doom 03:53, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Tracy Kidder

Updated DYK query On June 15, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Tracy Kidder, 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.

Giants27 05:28, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

DYK for New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Updated DYK query On July 2, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Giants27 (c|s 23:42, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of NMSU faculty photos

Just curious why you've taken it upon yourself to delete all pictures having to do with New Mexico State University faculty? Is there some kind of vendetta against NMSU that you have? —Preceding unsigned comment added by TomAdmirer (talkcontribs) 00:37, 14 July 2009 (UTC)


Polite

Did you know that PoliticianTexas (talk · contribs) is back and ready to insult? 76.20.38.185 (talk) 02:21, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Base 69

i think you fixed my attempt to alert the creator of this article (some of these tags have instructions i have trouble with, involving substitution, etc). thanks, and i wasnt sure if it was speedy or prod, so i guess it was more appropriately a speedy delete. i hope my attempt to alert was useful, and i want to assume good faith even in cases of obvious goofiness.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 05:55, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Penn State

Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
In recognition of your edits to Pennsylvania State University updating references and removing inappropriate material. Madcoverboy (talk) 15:52, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

page of dimitir bertsekas

HI, I checked your revision on the page of Dimitri Bertsekas. Thanks for the attention!

However, I'm not sure of what specific materials to add so the page is more reliable. The citations from Google scholar and other databases are already there. What additional source do I need?

Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdwang (talkcontribs) 03:49, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: Dimitri Bertsekas page

HI thank you so much for the advice! I've added at least one ref to each paragraph. Could you please check it out? Thanks!

I wonder when can these warnings be removed from the page? Anything else for me to do, or just wait?

Mdwang —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdwang (talkcontribs) 13:51, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Meridian, Mississippi

Hey thanks for starting the GA Review on Meridian, Mississippi. I haven't responded to any of your suggestions yet, but I didn't want you to think your work was going unnoticed. I was going to wait until you had completely gone through the article and reposted at the GA nom page before I began adding/removing/fixing anything you brought up. I'll of course be watching your suggestions as you make them, so if you can just let me know through an edit summary when you're done, and I'll begin the process. Thanks again! --Dudemanfellabra (talk) 21:45, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Flickinger Center for Performing Arts

Updated DYK query On September 8, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Wikiproject: Did you know? 17:22, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Tina Fey

Hi Uncia. Listen, I want to thank you for reviewing the Tina Fey article, I appreciate it. Unfortunately, I can't get to your concerns until maybe tomorrow, due to a personal problem I'm dealing with. Would it be possible if I get your concerns... tomorrow? Since you did start reviewing the article a week ago tomorrow. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 18:16, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, okay. I just wanted to let you know, so you won't think that I have no intentions on fixing your concerns. Don't worry, tomorrow I'll be sure to fix the problems. Its just that today I don't have that chance. Thank you for understanding. :) Again, thanks for the review. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 18:42, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Alamogordo

Thank you for your suggestions and comments. Like you, I want to make the article nice. I don't mind a text form of notable residents but I saw some others cities and they all have lists. However, since you pointed out the correct way, that's educating me. As far as red links, I remember seeing a few weeks ago about some people fighting over red links. The person who added them was called a troublemaker so I removed them to be the opposite of being a troublemaker. I don't mind the color red at all. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 18:21, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

A word about rules. There is supposed to be only a link the first time. So if some railroad is linked, the first time, it gets a link but not when the word is used another time. However, I am focused on improving the article and won't get to duplicated blue links until later. Together, I think we can make this article really nice! After some re-writing, I'm going to do some clean-up and then add new content. I'm excited about it but it will take some time, probably weeks. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 21:22, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
About your GA concerns, stable doesn't meet no changes. Rest assured, we will work together to make it good. I will try not to change anything that's not needed. Also, others usually consider edit wars as not being stable but adding references and minor rewording of sentences is improvement, not instability. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 17:48, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Dull and boring fix needed: The references are of different format. Some say "Retrieved August 22, 2009" and others use the format like "2009-08-22". I looked at the FA. This is unacceptable. It may pass GA but fixing it will avoid criticism. I plan to do it. Your help would also be appreciated, but not required. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 21:47, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
I fixed this. Uncia, please see Wikipedia:MOSNUM#Full_date_formatting, which says "Dates in article references should all have the same format." Dabomb87 (talk) 23:57, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion about asking questions or having a mentor. If you are unhappy about me, please let me know. I see that some editors write to each other a lot. This could be undesirable as it makes Wikipedia a social site. However, if there are things that you are unhappy about, particularly the Alamogordo article, please let me know. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 14:55, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Please look at the talk page for the article. The history section might be redone a bit. Add your suggestions. We can come up with a solution. I am sure that it will be a tweak, not a major re-write. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 14:59, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: LivingBot

1) Yes, definitely a problem. The thing that interests me is that it's taken so long to emerge as one - most problems of this sort become evident quickly. This worries me, because it makes it harder tot rack down. In the meantime, I guess people (inc me) will just have to tidy this up. 2) Is it really so bad? The logic for fixing this sort of thing would be by necessity quite complex (filtering the false positives) and I'm not entirely convinced it's a problem. Obviously, if more people came and said to me "That's a problem", then I might get round to looking at it :) .

- Jarry1250 [ In the UK? Sign the petition! ] 16:17, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Hmm. WP:GA's[[Foo|Bar]] => [[Foo]] of /recent in all circumstances? (Think carefully before replying, it could make a substantial difference.) - Jarry1250 [ In the UK? Sign the petition! ] 18:56, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Rest assured

Although you are on a long wikibreak, you might check here occasionally. Rest assured, I will watch over the Alamogordo article. Since you are not there to give advice, I will make a special effort to carefully consider all edits and I'll think "what would Uncia think and would Uncia offer advice on a different way to write it or even remove it".

Good luck in life. Hope to see Alamogordo is good when you come back. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 17:47, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

After two months of work while you were on wikibreak, Alamogordo is a GA/good article! You withdrew it when going on wikibreak but I worked on it and renominated it. Get well soon! Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 00:47, 22 November 2009 (UTC)