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Hi Andy, according to sources I've found (as well as the current content of SKALA), SKALA was the specific name of the computer system at Chernobyl_Nuclear_Power_Plant. Hence I think it makes sense to be a section on this page, rather than a small stand-alone article. For sure, let's follow processes. My bad for not being familiar with them. Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anjelen (talkcontribs) 06:42, 11 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I saw that you reverted my revision to the article about the Crusader tank. Could you please explain why you reverted? I'm guessing it has to do with differences between American and British English, but it is kind of confusing to me why the edit was reverted. Thanks, Jeb3Talk at me here 15:00, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Grammar. Unless American is stranger than I believe, this is horrible either way,
"The main armament, as in other British tanks of the period, was balanced so that the gunner could control its elevation through a padded shaft against his right shoulder rather than using a geared mechanism. This fit well with the British doctrine of firing accurately on the move."
"This fitted well" (as before) works, as does "This would fit well...", but "This fit well..." is a disagreement in tense between subject and verb. Andy Dingley (talk) 15:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
I've seen it said that something "fit well" with something else, used to main that the object in question goes well with the other object. In addition, I've never seen "fitted" used in any way other than saying that the subject "is fitted for..." something else. Jeb3Talk at me here 15:16, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Fitted, passive past participle of the verb "to fit". It has a slight difference from "This would fit well..." in that it's a past participle, implying that it has already been done – whilst "This would fit well..." is a modal implying that it would work, if done in the future. I don't know what, "This fit well..." means. It's implying a present tense (from the simple "This") but in which case the infinitive "fit" is incorrect. Andy Dingley (talk) 15:21, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
If it helps, the problem is not so much tense as it is pluralization. Nouns don't have any tense, so that is solely determined by the verbs. Many people don't realize that both nouns and verbs can be singular or plural, but denoting them as such is done in opposite ways. To make a noun plural you often add an "s" to the end, but to make a verb plural you remove the "s". (The use of "s" for this purpose is most certainly of Scandinavian origin.) "This" is a singular pronoun, so to make the verb singular you would need to use "fits" ("This fits"), whereas if the pronoun were plural, then "fit" would be appropriate (These fit).
In the case of tense, that depends on context, with "fit" being present tense, "fitted" being past tense, and "would fit" being perfect tense. I hope that helps. Zaereth (talk) 17:32, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Need ProofreadingEdit

Hi Andy, this is LetinAR Intern, who made an edit in the optical mounted head display page. First of all, thank you for your welcoming and advice. I am sorry for the mistake I have made. I understand that the article I have uploaded might have a conflict of interest. The draft of the article I have uploaded is this:

In October 2016, the Korean startup LetinAR Inc. was founded by Jaehyeok Kim and Jeonghun Ha to develop smart glasses lens that can overcome the problems existing smart glasses had. At the 2018 CES and MWC, LetinAR demonstrated its PinMR™ AR Lens, which was a prototype that applied the ‘Pinhole Effect’. The PinMR™ AR Lens has tiny mirrors, smaller than human pupils, embedded into the lens, which is where the pinhole effect takes place. Respective mirrors reflect the light from a micro-display and guide the light to human pupils. If existing smart glasses lens had to enlarge its size to increase its performance in depth of field or color expression, LetinAR PinMR™ AR Lens simply needed to add mirrors. Because of such advantage, unlike other existing smart glasses, PinMR™ AR Lens can be designed in a smaller, lighter fashion, just like a normal pair of glasses. At the 2019 CES and MWC, LetinAR introduced its PinMR™ Smart glasses and 8K Wide FoV AR demo, which had a better performance than its demo shown in 2018.

I wrote this referring to other companies' explanation in the section, and after reading the conflict of interest page you have sent me, I thought my article isn't as biased as your concern. The explanation I have wrote is our company's official information uploaded in our website, Linkedin page, facebook, and other online platforms. To prove neutrality, I'd like to attach a news article that introduced our company. I do not know how other companies uploaded their information, but from what I read, their information was also seemed to be based in their other online platforms. Although I am a person connected to the company, please consider that I didn't violate anything related to the wikipedia COI policy nor did I even intend to. Please let me know if there are still existing problems. Thank you very much.

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Discussion at Talk:TireEdit

Hi Andy Dingley, there's a discussion at Talk:Tire#Void space where you may be able help two editors come to a consensus. Cheers, HopsonRoad (talk) 20:58, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for raising the BITE caseEdit

Thanks for raising the BITE issue. I see that kind of thing way way too often (I'm about ready to write off NPP entire for that very reason), and yet they wonder why we're not recruiting new editors and certainly not more diverse editors. *sigh* I think it's a "staring into the abyss" thing: if you spend all your time dealing with spam and vandalism then those become your frame of reference and you begin to evaluate everything on those terms. See for example the "they'er adults, we shouldn't worry about their feelings" argument in that discussion: eminently appropriate for the mass of of bad-faith editors spamming ads or racist screeds or whatever, but so massively inappropriate and out of touch if the default assumption is a good-faith editor that may be confused or has made a mistake. I swear lack of understanding of and adherence to BITE (or even just plain AGF) is what will eventually kill this project. Your efforts today did more to stave that off than a thousand patrolled and blocked spammed links to whatever pills the cheap online pharmacies have on offer today. Thank you! --Xover (talk) 18:31, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

M28 TromboncinoEdit

thanks for editing it and making it way better

You're welcome. Andy Dingley (talk) 16:18, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Paddy MayneEdit

Hi Andy, I have inserted the short description as all articles need short description - see Wikipedia:Short description. You can improve the description if you wish. Thank you. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 11:27, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Wouldn't it be a good idea to read the article before writing it? Andy Dingley (talk) 12:00, 16 May 2019 (UTC)


  The Special Barnstar
For your patience in dealing with the slower-witted among your colleagues, i.e. me. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 11:59, 23 May 2019 (UTC)


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"I would agree with his choice of photo"Edit

Thanks for your constructive comment. I'm grateful for constructive comments. Tony May (talk) 03:19, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

External linksEdit

Sir all my edits are according to the sources we are related to cad, cam and cae software that's why added an external link. Don't know what is the issue can you please explain. Ashwin suresh94 (talk) 14:13, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

You didn't even look to see what a cam was, but you still spammed to it. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:25, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Beautiful SoupEdit

Hi Andy Dingley, I made my edits to Beautiful Soup because it breaks several of the guidelines of MOS:DAB: one blue link per entry, short descriptions consisting of a phrase with no end punctuation, and no references. More importantly (to my mind), it is difficult to scan quickly, which makes it less useful for navigation (the underlying purpose of DAB pages). I'm all for 'ignore the rules' but I don't see any compelling reason to ignore the MOS in this case. Leschnei (talk) 15:03, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

I'd agree with you re the redlink and the reference, although that entry is still not even linking the term "Beautiful Soup".
For the other two, the additional text (which is short, no more than a sub-single-line sentence) gives a context as to why these disparate terms are on the same disambig. The lead is there because Beautiful Soup is no longer in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a terrible article which conveys almost nothing about the book. We need something which explains this, and the Alice article fails. Andy Dingley (talk) 15:12, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. I have no problem with the lead; multiple links are common there and I didn't change that. I don't entirely agree with your most recent changes, but it's a compromise and I can live with that. Leschnei (talk) 15:38, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

I had to improve the pages so that they can be more accurateEdit

I had to edit the pages in a way so that they can be more accurate. The numbers before the editing were actually inaccurate and false, leading me to improving them so that they'd be more accurate.

Plus one of the sources on one of the articles (Yard Globe) changed and the maximum size was erased off the main page [1] and revealed in another page, indicating a typing error they made, so in actually the 70 foot rating was exaggerated by a factor of 10, meaning only 7 feet in reality from them, so the 70 foot diameter one doesn't exist after all. The largest is confirmed to be 10 meters from a Chinese company, Mao Ping. [2]

Kin balls are actually 1.2192 m or 121.92 cm in diameter and 1.22 m or 122 cm is slightly larger than 4 feet, yet 20 meters is actually less than 65 1/2 feet, so closer to that or 65 feet than to 66 feet.

Like how are inaccurate pages any helpful?

Yet some of those pages were especially very inaccurate in the past and underwent a number of edits from many people. As you know Wikipedia is where people contribute to their own work and edit, therefore making it unreliable to look up information on. Edits improve accuracy if done right, but don't make the wiki site completely reliable.

I was doing the right thing and got blamed by you for it.

It's like being blamed for telling the truth when lying is in fact the wrong thing to do.

I hope you read this and understand why these precise so called improvements were neccessary.

As one example, at yard globe you inserted the conversion "10 meters (32.808398950131231 feet) in diameter,", i.e. to 15 decimal places. That's far smaller than the wavelength of light. This is a completely inappropriate level of precision for a manufactured object. It's far smaller than the precision of the gyroscope spheres for Gravity Probe B. It's greater precision than the sphere considered for the Avogadro project. The number you have added is simply nonsense.
I am fairly sure that you already know this. Either you know this, and are making these changes deliberately to be disruptive. That is WP:DISRUPTIVE.
Or else you do not understand them, and so that is a failure of WP:COMPETENCE. Please do not make these changes any more - they are inappropriate.
Or else you have some unfathomable compulsion to keep adding these changes. Which is unfortunate, and WP is not the place for you, see WP:NOTTHERAPY.
But what we do not with certainty is that these changes are neither appropriate here, nor going to stay around. Please stop making them, because the next action is to seek a block of you at WP:ANI. Andy Dingley (talk) 01:11, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
I presume that you're now editing as NelsonEN24 (talk · contribs). Andy Dingley (talk) 01:17, 12 June 2019 (UTC)


  1. ^ Gary Esparanza Jackson (2009-08-29). "Monumental sculpture and sphere floating water fountain Bronze, Stainless Steel and Stone"., Inc. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. ^ |title=MAO PING industrial Co., Limited |author=Mao Ping Industrial co. |date=2008-01-01 |publisher=Mao Ping Industrial Co, Inc. |accessdate=2019-6-4}}

Actually you’re pretty much wrong on some parts. The difference between 30 cm & 12 inches is 1.6%, which is much greater difference than the difference from roundness of the gyros.

A so called ball that deviates by 1.6% is definitely visibly out of round, and the gyros differ by 1.8 x 10-7 of their diameter, which is a FAR smaller percentage than 1.6%. Any difference that exists is important, and when you increase size factors the difference adds up. The gyros precision was far more precise than even the difference between 1.2192 and 1.22 meters for kin balls.

Like I said, 3,048 km is 48 km larger than 3,000 km and 30,480 km is 480 km larger than 30,000 km, and 304,800 km is 4,800 km larger than 300,000 km and 3,048,000 km is 48,000 km larger than 3,000,000, and so forth. You can clearly fit the diameter of Uranus within that difference and still have room to spare.

That difference is actually significant and of you place a 300 mm ball next to a 304.8 mm ball side by side, the naked eye can definitely detect the difference (albeit a small one) and therefore the difference is substantial.

Precision is important for pretty much everything in life, even more than some people think.

Yet if anyone were to swim 1 km and only swam 999 meters, then he/she would be 1 meter from the finish line and if he/she were to swim 1,000 km and only swam 999 km, then he/she would still be 1 km or a whole 1000 meters from the finish line, which is much more than the length of a recreational swimming pool and a significant factor in swim distance. Yet sport ball size precision is definitely important in gameplay as rules state. Go,f balls used to come in 2 different sizes and the R&A was ever so slightly smaller than the USGA, and that had a profound effect in tolerance.

Yet saying a so called negligible difference isn’t important or non existent is almost like saying microbes and germs don’t exist, yet they exist and we can’t see them, yet they profoundly affect our bodies. Bad germs make us sick as our body fights them and again we can’t see them.

Once again 1.6% is not really negligible but noticeable and substantial.

The thing is that precision is more necessary than you think and is important for pretty much anything in life. Now there are such things as tolerances and that’s what may be the thing here, as tolerance is a necessary variation that doesn’t break limits, such as with pool balls, as they have a tolerance of +/- 0.005”, and any ball exceeding the tolerance is off limits in billiards. Yet a size 7 basketball is anywhere from 749 to 780 mm in circumference, meaning a 31 mm tolerance, so should not exceed 780 mm in circumference.

Precision is important in practically everything.

Just wanted to let you understand that reverting to inaccurate values is actually a real mistake and keeping the values precise helps more people understand. We know the pages aren’t just for you to see, they’re for everyone to see. NelsonEN24 (talk) 08:44, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Why I’m being cyber bulliedEdit

When I’ve been fixing pages to improve them, I’ve been cyber bullied by you.

Nobody else seeing the pages I edited for improvement treated me so aggressively like you did.

You said mean things to me and act like anything considered an error isn’t important whatsoever when in fact it affects everything in life. That’s like saying I’m making everything worse by improving them, and improvements do good whereas inaccuracies mess them up.

I was trying to edit the pages so a multitude of people reading them can understand what’s true.

For example, 12 inches is actually 304.8 mm and 300 mm is 11.811023622047244 inches, so 12 inches is 4 mm 8/10 of a mm larger than 300 mm, so 300 mm is 11.811023622047244 inches, not 12 inches.

Yet 3 meters is 118.11023622047244 inches or 9 feet 10.11023622047244 inches, so 1.88976377953 inches (close to 2 inches) less than 10 feet. A profound difference.

People agree the La Géode in the Parc de la Villette in Paris France is 36 meters or just slightly over 118 feet in width, and if you say 300 mm is 12 inches or 1 foot, that’s like saying 36 meters is 120 feet, which is totally inaccurate by nearly 2 feet. A difference of 1.6% may be small, but it’s significant, and profound on everything in existence.

It's just like saying Earth's equatorial diameter is the same as its polar diameter when it's in fact 42 km 796 meters 40 cm wider at its equator, meaning its polar diameter is 12,713 km 504 meters 60 cm and its equatorial diameter is 12,756 km 274 meters, due to its rotation, and almost everybody knows that. It's also like saying Earth doesn't have mountains or plate tectonics when in fact it does.

All of this likely indicates poor memory in math from you and I’ve done math before and taken many math tests with excellent grades, so I know my math. Yet 50 cm is 1.64042 feet and 20 inches is 50 cm 8 mm or 1.666666 feet, which is 8 mm greater than half a meter. That’s also like saying 20 inches is 2 feet when in fact 24 inches is 2 feet, though both 20 and 24 inches are fairly close in size to each other but do not match.

The thing is that I’m being aggressively yelled at and harassed by you just for editing the pages to improve them.

Precision may seem ridiculous and far fetched and beyond one’s mind and perspective, but it’s honest and helpful in life. Also, like if you wanted to fill a cup for a bowl to make food the water level has to measure accurately in line on the cup, and one tiny mishap leads to a poor result in the finished meal.

What you’re doing is really the real WP:DISRUPTIVE deal and causing me to feel bad about myself showing everyone you’re bullying me with your words and quotes.

Cyber bullying is illegal and will get not only a person like you blocked, but arrested. Cyber bullying is not gonna get you the degree in knowledge but instead a block and arrest.

It’s sad that people become bullies because they’ve been treated bad in their life and show us them becoming more heartless, because we need to all agree what’s truly honest because constant disagreement is one way to fuel and promote bullying which you should stop. Bullying does not make people like you smart, it’s dumb and extremely inappropriate (MUCH more so than my so-called “precision edits” that you call my edits).

When you do math, you got to be accurate because one little error will completely affect the results. 1 + 1 is 2 and not 2.1, and when you say 12 inches is 300 mm, that’s just like saying 1 + 1 is 3, which is totally inaccurate.

Why do pages have to be inaccurate? Pages are for millions and billions of people to see and not just 1 person like you. Yet if you ever played sport, you gotta agree with the rules which involve precision such as ball size and throw distance as that helps determine performance and game and score results.

There, end of story, long story, but I hope you agree what you did to me was horrible and unlawful, yet abusive, exposing readers to lies and showing us lack of precision in math, yet imprecision prevents students like you from getting an A+ in math, which I’ve gotten many times. Gotta have knowledge to live with in life.

I hope you owe me a HUGE sincere apology for your words and reversions to false measurements because the reversions and false measurements are a huge mistake that cause chaos in everything including us. Most of all, an apology for making me feel bad about myself and likely causing others to see me as a bad person. Remember cyber bullying is wrong and illegal. NelsonEN24 (talk) 09:55, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

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Land speed recordingsEdit

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I understand your feelings, and they do you credit, but I'm not sure I agree. I did think about whether to indef the master and decided it was appropriate for a number of reasons I'd rather not go into.

Your presentation of evidence was outstanding. It's rare for a wall of text at SPI to be readable and informative. Makes my job a lot easier. One small point. You said that the rather significant article intersection between the two accounts wasn't that important and compared it to the intersection between you and Trekphiler (which I didn't attempt to verify). In this instance, it is important. You and Trekphiler have about 114K edits and 63K edits respectively. The sock has only 96.--Bbb23 (talk) 15:49, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Fan art on railway-related pagesEdit

Can we have computer-generated fan art? It doesn't seem appropriate to me at all when photographs are available.

I really don't want to upset anyone's feelings.

Someone must have spent hours and hours in MS paint producing various livery diagrams. Hours of work, that the author would be proud of. I applaud them for their mousework.

I guess the line of least resistance is to acquiesce and give the artist free reign to insert whatever he likes, so as to not upset his feelings. But are these actually professional or informative in any way? Do they add anything to the article? Or do they detract?

Do we accept that they detract, but acquiesce because feelings? But does that encourage others? Is this a slippery slope? Tony May (talk) 14:21, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

That belongs at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_UK_Railways#Continual_criticisms_by_Tony_May, not here. Andy Dingley (talk) 16:18, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Andy. I'm not sure it does, need discussing actually, but in a grown up way that certain users are incapable of - obviously your contributions generally are sound. I've apparently upset a few people, for various different reasons, mostly removing their poor quality contributions. I think it probably best if we leave the issue of the awful fan art for a while and let it all calm down and then have a discussion on its merits at a later date. Unfortunately the articles will look crap with them, and they may proliferate. As usual on Wikipedia, who is aggressive gets their way, and I fear if I try to start a sensible discussion on fan art it will quickly spiral into infantile personal attacks against me which will prevent the discussion of original thread. Tony May (talk) 16:30, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Oh, PS - Had I wanted to canvas you, I would have gone through the email backchannel. Your opinion is respected, nevertheless. Tony May (talk) 16:55, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
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