User talk:Spot

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Yours, Smeelgova 04:54, 5 January 2007 (UTC).

February 2008[edit]


Hi, the recent edit you made to Fractal compression has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thanks. Alexfusco5 21:13, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


The recent edit you made to Fractal compression constitutes vandalism, and has been reverted. Please do not continue to vandalize pages; use the sandbox for testing. Thanks. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN aka john lennon 21:16, 29 February 2008 (UTC))

calling that edit vandalism is absurd. i removed a totally irrelevant claim from the article. if you think it should be included, please justify yourself on the discussion page. the page was marked by Ronz with all kinds of problems i'm trying to fix them. Spot (talk) 21:21, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
The fact was sourced and true. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN aka john lennon 21:24, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I didn't say it wasn't true i said it was totally irrelevant. They got a grant 15 years ago to develop this tuff.... what was the result of that? nothing. Please compare this article to Jpeg for the kind of information that should go here.
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Please do not vandalize pages, as you did with this edit to User talk:WBOSITG. If you continue to do so, you will be blocked from editing. Thedjatclubrock :-) (T/C) 21:23, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

i edited his talk page to discuss the above matter with him, in the proper section (apparently i'm not the only person with this problem). it's a good faith edit. i am happy to discuss it here but i don't see what's wrong with what i wrote there, please show if there was.


I would recommend you list the article on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. It's a bit more of an involved process, but if you nominate the article for deletion on the basis of what you said on my talk page, the article will probably be deleted with community consensus, or fixed up and referenced to the proper standard if that is possible. --Canley (talk) 20:51, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

TruDef AfD[edit]

I don't think your comments "The company btw is a "pink sheet" penny stock with a history of fraud." and "It should be removed forthwith, and the editor banned" are helpful. Would you consider removing them? --Ronz (talk) 04:20, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm going ahead and removing the two sentences indicated above. Revert if you like. --Ronz (talk) 15:54, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't mind if you remove them, but fyi my accusation of fraud is based on [1] (ditto here: [2]). Finally consider the stock activity: [3] that corresponds to the beginning of Editor5435/Technodo's editing of the page. Spot (talk) 08:11, 7 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your contributions to the ANI. Following up on the conflict of interest concerns: I don't have time right away to go over your edits for you. I definitely recommend you read WP:COI before you decide how you want to proceed. In general, the safest way is to contribute mainly to the talk pages of the articles where you have a coi, asking others to review and make edits for you. Minor edits to articles should be fine. It's all explained fairly well. If you want to be more aggressive on getting this settled quickly, you could start a discussion in WP:COIN. --Ronz (talk) 16:27, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Scott Draves[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Fractal compression. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions in a content dispute within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Please do not repeatedly revert edits, but use the talk page to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. If necessary, pursue dispute resolution. Kevin Baastalk 18:48, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree with this. If someone reverts your an edit of yours, be sure that you've explained yourself on the talk page before considering reverting the other's revert. If you do decide to revert, it's best to do it only once, then just discuss the problem on the talk page until some consensus is reached. --Ronz (talk) 19:15, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

New 3RR posting about Fractal compression[edit]

Hello Spot. You've been mentioned at WP:AN/3RR in a new complaint by User:Jakespalding. EdJohnston (talk) 04:03, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

thanks for the note. the result was no violation. Spot (talk) 05:34, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

To many links[edit]

Where does it say that:

Wikipedia:Manual of Style (links)


~ WikiDon (talk) 00:53, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

PS: Best of all: Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(biographies)#Opening_paragraph
PPS: Although it doesn't say it in MOS, I compromised and cut four back to two just for you.
Actually the MOS explicitly prohibits "Two links are next to each other in the text". There were 4 in a row in the article. There are still 2 in a row, which still violates the MOS. Furthermore, these links are for common words, which is also bad practice. I'm going to fix it now. Spot (talk) 20:42, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of 37% Rule[edit]

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I've declined to speedily delete the article, because the context seems clear to me. But there are other reasons people may want to either delete or merge this article; I suggest asking for input over at the math wikiproject. P.S. Go NCSSM! - Dan Dank55 (push to talk) 21:30, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Merge it with what? I couldn't find this result elsewhere in wp... Spot (talk) 16:16, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
It's a straightforward application of probability; the math guys will know where it fits in. We've got lots of mathematicians who enjoy fitting new contributions into the mix. - Dan Dank55 (push to talk) 16:35, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
True but it has a life of its own, outside of probability. See the book "The mating mind" By Geoffrey F. Miller.
I added another more scholarly reference as well. Sorry the formatting is crap -- really short on time, but i think this content is good. Spot (talk) 16:56, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for working on it. - Dan Dank55 (push to talk) 17:46, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Verdict: it was replaced with a redirect to the Secretary problem and the references were moved over. Spot (talk) 17:53, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

remove most of the samples[edit]

I don't understand why you choose to delete the sample images that you did from the Apophysis software page. At least one of those pictures demonstrated a unique aspect and major evolution of the program, that is no longer even represented. Personally I find wiki pages containing pictures that detail the various aspects of a subject far more informative. Anyway, I just wanted to know if there was some reason you felt these pictures should not be there. Perhaps we should make a more informative section on the history and evolution of this software. (talk) 23:45, 17 July 2009 (UTC) 23:45, 17 July 2009 (UTC)23:45, 17 July 2009 (UTC)~~

Additions to List of gestures[edit]

Please do not add or change content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did to List of gestures. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Cnilep (talk) 00:00, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of PS 172[edit]

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