Talk:Calcium

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Semi-protected edit request on 30 May 2018Edit

To add an external link Waqasatb (talk) 04:53, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

  Not done for now: If you wish to add an external link, paste the link here, someone will add it for you, it it was in compliance with WP:EL. When you have the link, re-open the request by changing the |answered=yes parameter to no. regards, DRAGON BOOSTER 05:26, 30 May 2018 (UTC)


In good faith?Edit

@Double sharp: My objective with these several edits was to improve the accessibility/readability of technical material in Wp for the lay reader. (Technical report writing, with emphasis on readability by non-tech readers, has taken much of my professional engineering/science career of 30+ years.) If, by your lights, I didn’t make my objective, I regret it.

BTW, other than capitalizing ‘Group 2’---for which, with respect to lay readers, there is reasonable argument---I did not aim to change technical content. So, if you found stuff wrong, then it was wrong---or its meaning lost in awkward wording---before my edits.

Double sharp, if your objective was to be offensive, and to foist arrogance and dismissive disrespect upon another Wp editor, then you succeeded admirably. ///Jbeans (talk) 15:23, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Jbeans, you might be reading too much into terse edit notes. These pages are busy, editors are monitoring hundreds or thousands of articles, and most edits are rejected. Upshot: edit notes can sound harsher than intended. The goal here is to improve content, period. So thanks for helping out and keep it up. If you think that there is a global problem with an article, leave a note on the Talk page.--Smokefoot (talk) 15:43, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jbeans: Yes, I didn't mean to be as harsh as I came off, and I apologise for it. I did not have time to edit it as I would have liked when I did this and thought it might be better to revert to the older version until I could do so, as it was correct (if poorly worded at times, such as when describing Ca's melting and boiling points in group 2); I am aware that this does not excuse my wording. Thank you for your copyedit, which contained a lot of good changes; I will try to incorporate these when I have time as soon as possible. Double sharp (talk) 16:04, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
I have begun to go through Jbeans' copyedit and improve it by taking his text as the basis and comparing it with the previous one to make sure the meaning remains the same. I am unfortunately short of time again this week, so I will probably be able to tackle only one or perhaps two sections at a time. Double sharp (talk) 15:26, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jbeans and Smokefoot: I have reinstated the portions of Jbeans' copyedit on the biological part of the article, and have edited them slightly for the other parts. Double sharp (talk) 16:22, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for taking such care with this article. --Smokefoot (talk) 00:22, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

"Calium" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Calium. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Steel1943 (talk) 19:36, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

"Kalcium" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Kalcium. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Steel1943 (talk) 19:36, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 January 2020Edit

Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula CaCO3. It is a common substance found in rocks as the minerals calcite and aragonite (most notably as limestone, which is a type of sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcite) and is the main component of pearls and the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime and is created when calcium ions in hard water react with carbonate ions to create limescale. It is medicinally used as a calcium supplement or as an antacid, but excessive consumption can be hazardous and cause poor digestion. 71.169.165.216 (talk) 21:35, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

  Not done The format for proposing a change in the article is to state "a complete and specific description of the request, that is, specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it. "Please change X" is not acceptable and will be rejected; the request must be of the form "please change X to Y" and to provide a WP:MEDREV source. --Zefr (talk) 21:42, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

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