User talk:Zundark

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I undid all of my edits because math stuff is over my head. :) I tried to make a go but decided that it wasn't worth it. Thanks for the heads up though. --User:Woohookitty Disamming fool! 10:18, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Would You like to Help?[edit]

Hi, I am starting Wikipedia:WikiProject Ravidassia. I would like to get help from people who are interested. You may sign up for the project on the [[1]]. McKinseies (talk) 14:32, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Not "software"?[edit]

Your edit summary here reads: "this isn't a list of software, it's a list of formats". Kindly explain. Fleet Command (talk) 17:44, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Take the first item on the list (VST), for example. A VST plug-in is a piece of software, but none of the hundreds of existing VST plug-ins is listed in the table. What is listed in the table is VST itself - the plug-in format (which is basically a specification of what VST plug-ins and VST hosts are - how they are required to behave and interact with one another). --Zundark (talk) 18:21, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Now, I am officially confused. You basically rephrased your edit summary in longer sentences. Could you please actually explain it? Fleet Command (talk) 06:16, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I thought I did. I don't consider that "List of software" is an appropriate section heading for a list of formats, even when the formats are software formats (just as I wouldn't consider "List of files" as an appropriate heading for a section that lists file formats). If you would like me to explain further, it would help if you first told me what it is that you don't understand, or that you disagree with. For example, there's no point in me writing a lengthy explanation as to why VST is a plug-in format, if in fact you already agree that it is. --Zundark (talk) 08:36, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Let's not horrify you with a statement like "define format"! I know a lot of formats; container file formats, archive formats, video formats, audio formats, music format, document formats, raster and vector image formats and even executable file formats.
I also know DirectX. It is a software library exposed through an API. I know how to install it and I know how to access it through a programming language like Delphi or C#.
So, DirectX format? It sounds like a form of predetermined data storage, say a record or class. But you say it isn't. Besides, formats, as I know them, cannot transform or synthesize anything. Yes, data related to these tasks may be stored in records and exposed through classes and interfaces (that is, formats) but but you obviously do not mean any of these.
So, please define "format". Fleet Command (talk) 12:58, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm not going to define format. I would actually prefer protocol here, but the fact is that plug-in format is much more common terminology than plug-in protocol. Actually, plug-in architecture is reasonably common, and I'm happy with that. How about you?
Regarding DirectX, it isn't DirectX itself that is listed, it's the (much more obscure) DirectX plug-in protocol. --Zundark (talk) 14:43, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Right. Whatever. Fleet Command (talk) 19:20, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Holy crap, you're one of the longest-running Wikipedians out there! Congratulations on all the great article cleanup and improvement work you've done since 2001 -- and here's to many more years of happy editing :) Maryana (WMF) (talk) 16:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! --Zundark (talk) 20:26, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Seconded on that! You've been around for a long time now. And have done a lot of great work. You could do even more with some extra tools in your belt. Any interest in trying out at RfA? -- œ 06:25, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, but although some of the tools would occasionally be useful, I don't want adminship. It's a pity that more of the tools aren't available separately. --Zundark (talk) 09:40, 4 July 2012 (UTC)


Hi Zundark; after deleting the ".bu" Article over in the German Wikipedia, I decided to start a deletion debate here, please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/.bu - your opinion would be very welcome :-) Gestumblindi (talk) 22:26, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Triangulum Australe[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Heh, thought you might be interested in how it looks now :) Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:26, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, it's certainly changed a lot in ten years (as has Wikipedia). --Zundark (talk) 08:10, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
I find it mindboggling that the article is over ten years old...and was still pretty stubby and easily expandable. I didn't think I could find DYK candidates from such old articles but there you go....I was showing my kids Triangulum Australe along with Musca the coal sack and three brightest stars in the sky last weekend as we had a trip to the country....just forgot where the damn Magellanic clouds were supposed to be...must read up on them.....Casliber (talk · contribs) 10:36, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
I didn't notice before that most of the improvement was due to you. Good work! --Zundark (talk) 09:40, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

And now we've buffed the other one for a tilt at FAC - if it gets featured might try and ask to do a twin mainpage of Triangulum and Triangulum Australe....Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 06:17, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Invention[edit]

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Hello, Zundark.

You are invited to join WikiProject Invention, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of inventions and invention-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 09:35, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Commons Categories[edit]

On "File:Woolbeding Fountain DSC 2006.jpg" in commons you deleted category Woolbedding as well as Category:Fountains in the United Kingdom. I can easily understand that Category:Fountains in West Sussex is correct as being at a lower level than Category:Fountains in the United Kingdom. What I do not understand is why the rather different geographical limb of the tree should be eliminated as well. Excuse my ignorance; I am only learning slowly about categories. SovalValtos (talk) 20:49, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

I removed the "Woolbeding" category, because the image was already in the more specific "Woolbeding House" category. --Zundark (talk) 20:58, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Obvious now. I think I was confused by not all categories being displayed, and the summary referring to 'a redundant category' being removed rather than 'redundant categories' I am grateful that you replied. SovalValtos (talk) 21:24, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

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