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Precipitation and snowfall data in Canadian/American cities.[edit]

If I understand correctly, snowfall is a form of preciptiation. Then, why in the climate data in article of multiple Canadian/US cities, for example Halifax, Nova Scotia, or Climate of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, there are more inches of snowfall every year than precipitations? C933103 (talk) 10:17, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

@C933103: Snowfall is measured by the volume of the snow. Precipitation includes snow but is measured by the total volume of the corresponding liquid water in all forms of precipitation. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:10, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, @PrimeHunter: But the article of Precipitation included snow as one of the main form of percipitation and other dictionary sources also say the same thing? C933103 (talk) 13:23, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
@C933103: Yes, but in Precipitation#Measurement you melt the snow or do something equivalent. Simplified, imagine you collect all the rain, snow and hail in the same pot, melt it, and then measure the amount of water. Snow is fluffy. 10 mm of snow becomes much less than 10 mm of water. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:27, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
I see, thanks.C933103 (talk) 02:37, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

September 5, 2017 Dear editors,

I represent Corporate Communications at Investcorp, and would like to update our page about Investcorp and add some related articles links. Please advise how do I incorporate those changes Thank you and kind regards

Suzy Dagher Suzanne Dagher Corporate Communications

INVESTCORP BANK B.S.C. PO Box 5340 Investcorp House Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Tel: +973 xxxxxx Mobile: +973 xxxxxx

Replied here. JohnInDC (talk) 14:34, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Retrospect (software)[edit]

I find the development of Retrospect (software) article ever-so-much-more troubling. Discussions have been had with the almost sole author of the page, maintenance tags added and things suggested to the user in a civil way how to improve the article. I made a notification to WP:COIN (and was maybe a little bit rude/uncivil about it), but the article author disclaimed conflict of interest.

For comparison:

If anyone shares a concern about the article with me, what should be done about it (if anything)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:2003:54fa:2751::1 (talk) 01:21, 6 September 2017

That article needs a good bit of work. Its tone is wrong, it's far too detailed for the subject matter, and - well, more I'm sure. I'll see what kinds of fixes I can make to it (and encourage others to do so as well.) JohnInDC (talk) 02:27, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

1982 North Sea helicopter crash was not notable enough to put on Wikipedia???[edit]

On 14th September 1982 my husband along with 5 other crew members all under the age of 50 were killed when their Bell 212 helicopter crashed into the North Sea as they were en route to attend an injured man aboard the Baffin Seal cargo ship. Why on earth was this tragedy not notable enough to be commented on your website??

Paula Hagan — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.144.98.161 (talk) 08:04, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

@78.144.98.161:, I apologize that no other editor has yet gotten back to you. Wikipedia is a mostly voluntary project and there are no representatives of the site's owners assigned to monitor this board and provide responses. So volunteers like myself answer questions like yours when we feel we can. To answer your question, I need to first point out that the word "notability" has a slightly different definition here than it does in normal English usage. The definition we use has a three-part test: If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject... it is notable. This means that neither Wikipedia nor its individual editors are the ones that decide who "deserves" and who doesn't "deserve" an article, since that requires inherently subjective criteria. We instead look to other sources to determine notability. In the case of the crash you mention, the age of the event does make it somewhat difficult to find sources. That said, any death in the North Sea oil industry is required to be reported, so the Scottish Government did list the event in their reports. Also, it was investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the principal investigator gave a presentation on the investigation at a seminar. These are certainly enough to create a short article, at least. If no other editor (including yourself) wishes to create the article, I may do that myself in the near future. I hope this helps. Thank you for your question. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 15:16, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Long-term vandalism caused by IPs in several pages[edit]

I believe that someone has been using several IPs to vandalise pages such as Han Chinese, Chinese people and Han Taiwanese, as showned on the history pages: [1][2][3][4]. This situation has been lasting for a long time and I would like to know if there is any better solution other than being a 24 hours surveillance camera.--No1lovesu (talk) 13:58, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Goguryeo:_Requesting_quick_assistance. It's been alleged there that the IP's you're encountering are the same person as was indefinitely blocked in that discussion. If that identical insertion, or one close to it, continues to be made through IP addresses, make a sockpuppet report at SPI and some IP blocks or rangeblocks may be given. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 20:14, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Actually, no need to do that. The SPI report has already been made: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Richeaglenoble. — TransporterMan (TALK) 20:19, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. --No1lovesu (talk) 13:51, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Old Kilpatrick, Notable People.[edit]

Resolved

An allegedly notable person in the Old Kilpatrick Wiki is named as Scott Cuthbertson, a football player? He doesn't come from Old Kilpatrick or live there, why is his history presented on this wiki? It clearly states that he was born in Alexandria? This seems like free advertising on a Village page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.28.176.228 (talk) 12:00, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

It would seem that it was simply an oversight and a good faith edit. It has been removed pending a citation with a reliable source to back the claim. Thanks. Maineartists (talk) 12:39, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Bridgette Andersen[edit]

I see that Bridgette Andersen (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is largely uncited and was probably written by her internet cult following. I'm asking around about what to do. Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 15:49, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

@Paul Benjamin Austin:, I took a look and you are right to be concerned due to only one reference to a reliable source and that is only to a parenthetical sentence fragment. The best place to continue this conversation is probably on the article talk page. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 19:13, 17 September 2017 (UTC)