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I'm a Finnish guy, with a M.Sc. Tech. in chemical technology.

Thanks...[edit]

...for your contribution to the article Human!Chrisrus (talk) 19:47, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Shinas (ferry)[edit]

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How to post an externally verifiable proof[edit]

Hi vuo I am the author of the undone fine chemical article due to an uncertain copyright situation. I have now managed to get the admission from Wiley in pdf to post it on Wikipedia. I cannot post a page at Hikal as you suggested. How can I provide an externally verifiable proof accapted by Wikipedia? Thanks --PeterRPollak (talk) 14:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Good catch on the fluoride nonsense in the MAOI article. Thanks! :D Exercisephys (talk) 03:51, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Party subsidies[edit]

Dear Vuo, if you are still interested in the subject, please check what I have done to your article. Khnassmacher (talk) 15:31, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Biophoton[edit]

'there's nothing unscientific about photochemistry' I agree but the issue is about 'biophotons' which look to be the pseudoscientific version of photochemistry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mtpaley (talkcontribs) 23:51, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Valtioneuvos[edit]

Hei! Ei se valtioneuvoksen titteli salaneuvoksesta periydy vaan vastaavasta valtioneuvoksen tittelistä, jos mistään. Tuo teksti on nyt väärin artikkelissa Valtioneuvos. --Pxos (talk) 21:34, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

I removed the sentence about derivative titles altogether as unsourced and very likely incorrect. --Pxos (talk) 22:21, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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Sissi (Finnish light infantry)/ famous sissi troops[edit]

I'll add a longer comment about the matter here; the United States military states that the only groups within United States military that can be called "Special forces" are the United States Army Special Forces (aka. "Green berets") and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (aka. "Delta Force"), end of discussion. Ape89 (talk) 00:37, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

in addition to the last comment; because US military is strict about the distinction while pretty much everyone else seems to call every American special operations forces -unit just "specia forces" I think it's necessary to use the (more or less-) full name of the "Green berets" when it is the US Army Special Forces that the article/notion in an article is about. Also sorry for the double post. Ape89 (talk) 00:44, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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Varma move[edit]

I'm a bit taken aback by your move of Varma to Varma (name) in order to allow the former to be used as the page for a Finnish company. I'm particularly taken aback given that immediately prior to that move, you left this edit summary elsewhere. Your move was bold but I doubt that it is without controversy, so it might be better to revert and open a discussion. - Sitush (talk) 22:31, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

I understood it so that Varma is an alternate spelling, and as such it should not be primary title of the article in the first place. It appears to be so because a-macron is harder to enter than just 'a'. For instance, I have moved 'Jyrki Jarvilehto' to the correct 'Jyrki Järvilehto', and I doubt anyone would protest. The article appears to list several alternate spellings, of which any could be selected. Furthermore, articles on names are often of the 'Title (name)' pattern. Your comment on the previous edit is unnecessary and has no relation to this issue. (In there, I just happen to have a pet peeve for people deleting content from an article because it doesn't suit their whatever.) --vuo (talk) 22:48, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
It is not so much an alternate spelling (eg: Brown/Browne, White/Whyte) as a name with a shared theme: India is a country with well in excess of 20 official languages and names there are often based on honorific or caste-related themes: historic transliteration between them is affected also by by recent transliteration from the various scripts to Western alphabets but the pronunciation remains distinct. Given the size of the India/Pakistani etc population and its diaspora, Varma and its variants are incredibly common. I see that you've now created a dab page: that is better but I'm still not entirely convinced. I've got no particular horse in this race: I've no connections to the subcontinent or to Finland etc. I'll have a think. - Sitush (talk) 10:53, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
You might want to compare to the situation at the Finnish Wikipedia. In particular: https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varma_%28nimi%29 --vuo (talk) 22:25, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I've had a long think about this and I am going to be reverting you per WP:COMMONNAME. I don't care what Finnish WP might say, Varma is by far more common as an Indian surname than some insurance outfit. If Finnish WP want to do things differently then that is up to them but, obviously, they've got a systemic bias when it comes to representation of Finland-based articles. I have spoken to someone else about this and they agreed ... but I've forgotten who it was! I'll see if I can dig out that info before reverting, just so that you can see the rationale. - Sitush (talk) 16:06, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I don't believe that Wikipedia has a "bias", or should avoid a "bias", etc.; that's terminology from journalism. It's not the job of Wikipedia to represent things in any sort of an "equal" way, because there's no "airtime" to share; anyone writing "Varma" to the search page has only one click extra effort to choose which page he meant. Having a disambiguation page is an inherently neutral choice. Trying to put "larger" or "more important" things first leads to unavoidable and unnecessary arguments about the hierarchy. Also, WP:COMMONNAME is about another topic, choosing between possible names, not about disambiguation. --vuo (talk) 08:24, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
 :WP:SYSTEMIC? You entire rationale in renaming was that the financial services outfit was better known. Which it is not. - Sitush (talk) 09:30, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
My whole argument is that it doesn't matter which is better known. There's no "bias", there's even no need to avoid a "bias". --vuo (talk) 08:43, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

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Comecon[edit]

Hi Vuo, I removed that paragraph because it (especially the second sentence) made no sense. Why would Comecon want to thwart Soviet influence? Heavy Knife (talk) 22:05, 25 March 2014 (UTC)