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I prefer to discuss issues regarding any particular article, policy etc. at its talk page, so if I'm already involved in a discussion there's no need to fork the discussion to here, and if not then a simple heads-up here with a link to the relevant talk page and section is best. Be aware of the canvassing guidelines, but if you're just asking me for advice rather than a whole list of people there should be no problem there.
Please don't censor my talk page. Just because you don't support what someone else is saying is no reason to remove it. Is it now? (You wouldn't think I had to say that, but I have learned otherwise.)On the other hand, if the edits you are removing are by banned users (or their socks), then please feel free to do it. That's not censorship, it's administrative drudgery, and I thank you for taking it on. But if there's doubt as to who the contributor really is, or if the proposed ban is not yet in force, or both, better to leave me to clean up my own page. (And again I would have thought that was obvious to all, but have learned otherwise.) A non-abusive heads-up on the antics of the contributor, in reply to what they have said or done here, is always appreciated. TIA!
If you're tempted to go below the top three levels, you might like to read User:Andrewa/How not to rant first
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- 1 WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter
- 2 List of current IPL team rosters listed at Redirects for discussion
- 3 Life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions of energy sources
- 4 Merger Proposal
- 5 You've got mail
- 6 Road Case/Flight case merge
- 7 Cuban missile crisis or Cuban Missile Crisis
- 8 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
- 9 Portals tasks requests: presented in the newsletter below...
- 10 Studies in Swing
- 11 PTOPIC, again
- 12 Orphaned non-free image File:Regal trade mark.jpg
- 13 Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages – October 2019
WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter
List of current IPL team rosters listed at Redirects for discussion
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As I noticed you on the talk page, please check this out and let me know what you think.
2012 Yale University systematic review and Harmonization
The collective LCA literature indicates that life cycle GHG emissions from nuclear power are only a fraction of traditional fossil sources and comparable to renewable technologies.
It went on to note that for the most common category of reactors, the Light water reactor:
The study noted that differences between emissions scenarios were:
The electric system was dominated by nuclear (or renewables) and a system dominated by coal can result in a fairly large ranging (from 4 to 22 g CO2-eq/kWh) compared to (30 to 110 g CO2-eq/kWh), respectively.
The study predicted that depending on a number of variables, including how carbon intensive the electricity supply was in the future, and the quality of Uranium ore:
median life cycle GHG emissions could be 9 to 110 g CO2-eq/kWh by 2050.
- http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00472.x/full Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Nuclear Electricity Generation
You've got mail
Road Case/Flight case merge
Agreed. I think that someone looking for encyclopaedic information on this topic would not differentiate between a flight or road case and would want all the information available in one article. Indeed, it would make Wikipedia more concise to merge. A visitor may not know there's any difference anyway, and not look for the other article at all.
Cuban missile crisis or Cuban Missile Crisis
There is currently another vote taking place on the talk page of Cuban missile crisis whether to recapitalize the name or keep it in lowercase. You participated in the 2012 vote, and may want to voice an opinion or comment on this one. I'm writing this to the voters from 2012 who may not know about this vote. Randy Kryn 19:04 13 January, 2015 (UTC)
ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
Studies in Swing
I don't know if you are still active, so I'm sending you a message here. If you are, do you have any ideas about what to do with this article you created? Thanks.
–Vmavanti (talk) 00:47, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
- Good question, Vmavanti. It obviously does need work, as it is it is blatant OR by myself in my younger days here, based on the record labels on my copies of the four 78s in question. I have since learned better I hope. Even so I'm disappointed that it hasn't developed into a proper article, or at least a good stub.
- Probably the best thing is to stubify it, assuming we can find sources to justify even a good stub. That then preserves the history and it can be expanded some day without needing to reinvent the wheel. Andrewa (talk) 01:05, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
- What does stubify mean? I would like to propose it for deletion.
–Vmavanti (talk) 23:15, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
- Stubify means remove unsourced material (or otherwise challengeable material) to the point that it's a stub. If you think it would improve Wikipedia to delete it, then by all means propose for deletion, and thanks for the heads-up. Andrewa (talk) 23:34, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
- Thanks, you've been reasonable. Like an adult. I don't see that often on Wikipedia.
–Vmavanti (talk) 17:38, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
- What does stubify mean? I would like to propose it for deletion.
Some of the arguments at Talk:Rangpur, Bangladesh#Requested move 1 October 2019 might depress you. (I only found that discussion because User:DPL bot includes WP:RM and WP:MERGE proposals in Disambiguation pages with links.) Narky Blert (talk) 19:48, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
- I've been watching it, see User talk:Andrewa/P T examples and scenarios#Rangpur. But thanks for the heads-up.
- Yes, very interesting arguments. Of course if we just deprecate P T, we would dispense with all of this, for no downside that I can see. Andrewa (talk) 06:09, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Orphaned non-free image File:Regal trade mark.jpg
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- It has been replaced by a better version at commons. Yes, it should be deleted. Andrewa (talk) 06:00, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
- Deleted as F5, although it could also have been F7(c) in hindsight... the uploader of the better version seems to know US copyright law better than I did, and my attempt could also probably have been uploaded to Commons, but there's no point now. Mine was very low-res, deliberately.
- Anyway, there seemed no point in forcing another admin to do the homework I've already done, so I've cleaned it up. Andrewa (talk) 06:23, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages – October 2019
What talk page interactions do you remember? Is it a story about how someone helped you to learn something new? Is it a story about how someone helped you get involved in a group? Something else? Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!
Please tell us a story about how you used a talk page. Please share a link to a memorable discussion, or describe it on the talk page for this project. The team would value your examples. These examples will help everyone develop a shared understanding of what this project should support and encourage.
The Talk Pages Consultation was a global consultation to define better tools for wiki communication. From February through June 2019, more than 500 volunteers on 20 wikis, across 15 languages and multiple projects, came together with members of the Foundation to create a product direction for a set of discussion tools. The Phase 2 Report of the Talk Page Consultation was published in August. It summarizes the product direction the team has started to work on, which you can read more about here: Talk Page Project project page.
The team needs and wants your help at this early stage. They are starting to develop the first idea. Please add your name to the "Getting involved" section of the project page, if you would like to hear about opportunities to participate.
Mobile visual editor
The Editing team is trying to make it simpler to edit on mobile devices. The team is changing the visual editor on mobile. If you have something to say about editing on a mobile device, please leave a message at Talk:VisualEditor on mobile.
- On 3 September, the Editing team released version 3 of Edit Cards. Anyone could use the new version in the mobile visual editor.
- There is an updated design on the Edit Card for adding and modifying links. There is also a new, combined workflow for editing a link's display text and target.
- Feedback: You can try the new Edit Cards by opening the mobile visual editor on a smartphone. Please post your feedback on the Edit cards talk page.
- In September, the Editing team updated the mobile visual editor's editing toolbar. Anyone could see these changes in the mobile visual editor.
- One toolbar: All of the editing tools are located in one toolbar. Previously, the toolbar changed when you clicked on different things.
- New navigation: The buttons for moving forward and backward in the edit flow have changed.
- Seamless switching: an improved workflow for switching between the visual and wikitext modes.
- Feedback: You can try the refreshed toolbar by opening the mobile VisualEditor on a smartphone. Please post your feedback on the Toolbar feedback talk page.
The Editing Team attended Wikimania 2019 in Sweden. They led a session on the mobile visual editor and a session on the new talk pages project. They tested two new features in the mobile visual editor with contributors. You can read more about what the team did and learned in the team's report on Wikimania 2019.
- Talk Pages Project: The team is thinking about the first set of proposed changes. The team will be working with a few communities to pilot those changes. The best way to stay informed is by adding your username to the list on the project page: Getting involved.
- Testing the mobile visual editor as the default: The Editing team plans to post results before the end of the calendar year. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: VisualEditor as mobile default project page.
- Measuring the impact of Edit Cards: The Editing team hopes to share results in November. This study asks whether the project helped editors add links and citations. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: Edit Cards project page.