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Hi maybe you will be interested to "vote" in this AfD here to help to save the page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Ferrolens — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.177.198.8 (talk) 15:24, 7 August 2018‎

'New Authors'[edit]

Hello, RockMagnetist,

I decided to ask you for advice, as I really do not know, how to deal with the situation: for the last several months I've been very busy, and I haven't been even ‘around’ Wikipedia, but yesterday evening I finally managed to check some of the Wiki-spaces, where I participated as a contributor. And in one of them - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Barnstars - I read absolutely captivating lines about my own work (you probably remember this episode - you even kindly voted for this Barnstar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Barnstars#/media/File:The_Mineralogy_Barnstar.jpg ). So, from the text, that I read there, it became clear, that my Barnstar is not that kind of some ordinary Barnstars, but a highly freespirited one, with a critical need to have total freedom of choice, that’s why it has decided to find for itself a new ‘author’, and more precisely, not just one, but two.

And even not so much this fact, regarding a little-studied the restive Barnstars' behaviour, is really exciting and edifying, but those abilities, that they were hiding up to this very last moment: they... can travel in time, and not just that: they can get there what they want and bring it to the present. You will see it yourself: “The Mineralogy Barnstar is awarded to appreciate the contributions of users to the coverage of mineralogy subjects on Wikipedia. Barnstar proposed by Ynhockey on October 23, 2005, and designed by Mitsukai on March 28, 2006.”

But I think, that it was done without their concern (one of them is an Administrator) so, in my view, it was kind of kidnapping, committed by the left unattended Barnstar, or just an intervention of regular supernatural forces.

But anyway, I would like to restore the order and return every thing to where it belongs, but I have no tool to do it and no knowledge how to make it right.

Can you, please, help?

Regards, Chris OxfordChris Oxford (talk) 19:19, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Chris, it seems that the attribution was changed in this edit and may have been a mistake - the editor may have been trying to edit the entry for the Taiwan Barnstar. Anyway, I fixed it. RockMagnetist(talk) 21:14, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

So, no mystery here any more! Great thanks, RockMagnetist. Regards, Chris.Chris Oxford (talk) 07:53, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

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Coercivity of AlNico?[edit]

I noticed in the history of the coercivity article you made this edit which added a reference that you claimed said that the coercivity of AlNiCo could be up to 480 A/m. Then an anon changed it to say that it could be up to 480 kA/m. I don't have access to the reference, so I can't check either figure. Which if any, is accurate? My concern is that neither figure matches up even approximately with any other reference I've been able to find. Do you have access still to that reference to check? GliderMaven (talk) 23:51, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

It should be 30-480 kA/m. You can access the source either by following the ISBN link or using this link. The 30 kA/m is for the original Alnico (see page 146) and Alnico2-Alnico9 are 45-480 kA/m. I guess the 480 A/m was a typo. RockMagnetist(talk) 03:40, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. While I certainly believe you, I'm still not sure I believe the book. FWIW I can't read the link, it lists it as 'preview unavailable' here. FWIW this commercial reference gives much lower figures for Hc for Alnico2-Alnico9: [1] and are more in line with what I would expect. Or maybe there's different grades of Alnico9 or something weird? Given these uncertainties. I think we need a second source for the 480 kA/m, I'll have a hunt for it. GliderMaven (talk) 18:38, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
I found several other specifications that all wildly disagree with the book but are broadly speaking agreeing with each other. I also noticed that Arnold Magnetic Technologies have a specification for various AlNiCo grades, but interestingly here on P6.7 they specify Hc for Alnico 9 as 109 kA/m, but they also specify the 'Required Magnetising Field' as 480 kA/m, which presumably is the field needed to thoroughly saturate the material. My belief is that the authors of the book had copied from the wrong column. GliderMaven (talk) 19:18, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Some figures agree. For example, comparing your first source with mine, both give coercivities of 45 kA/m for isotropic Alnico2 and 38 kA/m for isotropic Alnico3. But for anisotropic Alnico5-6, your source gives values between 48 and 58 kA/m while mine gives 120 kA/m. My source credits Arnold Magnetic Technologies, so maybe that can be followed up. RockMagnetist(talk) 01:07, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Figures will vary a bit between manufacturers, it may depend on the exact source of material, contaminants, the manufacturing process etc. Just not to that degree. If they credit Arnold Magnetic Technologies, and AMT clearly gives a different number then that proves it's been copied wrong. GliderMaven (talk) 21:23, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
You're probably right. Feel free to make whatever changes seem appropriate. RockMagnetist(talk) 22:25, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Demining[edit]

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Thank you. Looking forward to it! RockMagnetist(talk) 16:21, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Demining[edit]

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Wow, done in record time! Thank you for your review; I'll be happy to fix the "picky" issues for free. RockMagnetist(talk) 19:27, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
You made reviewing it very easy to do. It is a very well-written article. RecycledPixels (talk) 23:33, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

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Wim Hof article[edit]

Hello RockMagnetist, you recently reverted my edit on Wim Hof for changing the word "committed" to "completed" referring to a suicide. You alluded that this was in contrast to vandalism rules. I think you've misunderstood the rational for my edit. The term "commit" in reference to suicide is a bad descriptor, the reason for this is that commit given the historical context of suicide confers criminality. Changing committed to completed, provides a neutral descriptor that is not connected to social or cultural influence and doesn't provide unnecessary judgement on the person who completed suicide.

I'd be happy to hear your response and hopefully we can find common ground. MrWardington (talk) 09:19, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

@MrWardington: Thank you for reaching out to me. You're right, I thought that "completed suicide" was incorrect because I hadn't heard it before. But that was just my ignorance, as a minute or so of search made clear. I have reverted my revert. RockMagnetist(talk) 15:32, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for being very understanding and being open to feedback! MrWardington (talk) 16:57, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Demining[edit]

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Removing empty edit requests[edit]

Hii I've no idea why u reverted two edits of mine using TW but it again reinstated those empty requests back into the talk page of water. U should be careful when u accuse someone of removing talk comments I followed the links and I don't think im deliberately altering some comment. If u think u should revert my edit as an shower of an IP address please go ahead and revert other edits in page history . pls don't accuse me of my good faith editing. Empty edit requests with nothing convincing of changing article which don't solicit response should be delete. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 223.182.185.200 (talk) 04:49, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

ALSO after reading some policies after you reverted my edits show you against acted policy: Wikipedia:Not a forum unambiguously states to remove comments off-topic or not contributing to discussion of encyclopedia, whilst it maybe convincing that u acted with consistency of Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines u should remember it doesn't cover the fact of -Wikipedia:templates in talk page discussion if only it contains more then the transfusion of material directl provide by templatijg into pages. I do c that the content u reinstated wad of a single purpose account which states the only purpose is to a single page . That added a signature and no actual request was given https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Water&diff=886586060&oldid=886077538 u just reverted it by saying removing other userr's comment without saying which comment I removee. Pls state correctly or don't abuse ur tool it would not take time to review the edits ant not use ur admin toool as said in Wikipedia:admin accountability one should be responsible for their use of tool and u used it incorrectly without reviewing the edits. It's totally inappropriate and this is by their AR less new people contributing Herr without reading any policies as the newbies are then stuck there forever without any discussion. th3y maybe also correct in observingtheedits and edits may also be correct. Pls take care with ur admin tools or else the arbitration committee the SUPREME COURT of Wikipedia will review yoir edits instead. Thnax u.--223.182.185.200 (talk) 05:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

I'm not going to try to unpack all of that garbled message, but I'll respond to two points. First, I am an admin, but I was not acting in that capacity: just about anyone can revert an edit. Second, you're right that those edit requests had little or no content, so maybe it was o.k. to delete them. I won't revert you again.RockMagnetist(talk) 15:11, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Island of stability[edit]

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Adequate term in English[edit]

I hope you can help or you can make a contact to someone who can. I am looking for the adequate translation or technical term for the German word de:Hüle. I thought about Karst sinkhole but it seems to be to general and does not match exactly. Same as Karst pond or Karst Waterhole these come close (I think) but... is there a matching expression in English which does come closer? My rough description of the term is: In a Karst region caves in the limestone will build up and collapse over the millennia. Thus a doline forms at the surface. Whith time going on, a watertight ground in the doline may form (clay, leftover vegetation) and water starts collecting in that past doline and may form a pond. This pond is called Hüle in theSwabian Jura region. Do you happen to find an exact translation to English? --Pentachlorphenol (talk) 05:30, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

@Pentachlorphenol: This is well outside of my expertise, but what it's worth, here is my impression. I followed your link to the article, and the translation seems to be saying that it's mostly a man-made feature, although perhaps the ponds are generally in karst features. A German-English dictionary translates Karst pond as Karstsee, and every other term involving Karst also has Karst in the translation. Since the article is saying that they are only found in the Swabian Jura and Franconian Jura, I think that it may be more of a geography question than geology. I would suggest asking over at WT:WikiProject Bavaria or WT:WikiProject Geography. But it's possible that there is no English term and you'll need to use Hüle. RockMagnetist(talk) 16:45, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 May newsletter[edit]

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DYK for Demining[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 5 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Demining, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that honeybees can be trained to search for landmines? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Demining. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Demining), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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DYK for Island of stability[edit]

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