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Invitation to a research surveyEdit
Hello Dbachmann, I am Qi Wu, a computer science MS student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are working on a project studying the main article and sub article relationship in a purpose of better serving the Wikipedia article structure. It would be appreciated if you could take 4-5 minutes to finish the survey questions. Thanks in advance! We will not collect any of your personally information.
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Tutankhamun reconstruction pronunciationEdit
Aloha. I am currently reviewing the article; Tutankhamun and one particular part of the article, the beginning of the lede, has some notes about the reconstruction that explain very little about what the sources actually say and made it terribly difficult to verify the information due to the Non English sources being very difficult to track down and little scholarly sources available online. Long story short...I tracked down the mentions of the authors, sources and Tut and the paper trail led me to you as a contributor to the article; Egyptian language back in 2007. Any help you can give would be appreciated however, what I am going to do for the moment is to copy over to the Tut article, the relevant portions and sources for the spelling and reconstructed pronunciation of his name, mentioned in the language article as they seem easier to understand how you got the information. I still have some more reading to catch up on from your work and I am taking my time on the tut review to insure it has proper scholarly sources so there is no hurry. Thanks and Happy editing.--Mark Miller (talk) 22:20, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
See also Talk:Tutankhamun#Adventures_in_Egyptian_pronunciation. Haukur (talk) 22:36, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Swiss Canton page previewEdit
I wasn't sure where to mention this or who to ask, so I went to WikiProject Switzerland and chose you. I noticed that the Page Previews for the Cantons of Fribourg and Grisons don't work properly, instead of the page introductory text they show the beginning code of the page infoboxes. I wasn't sure how to fix it after I noticed it so I figured I'd message someone and hope it gets fixed. Thanks for your time! 2600:8807:C800:85D:244B:755D:9E44:58EE (talk) 00:54, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
I noticed you nominated merging Cozbi into Heresy of Peor. Why didn't you start a merge discussion, that way we can agree with you. If you just tag and then do noting, it is not going to happen, and in a few years we'll remove the tag and that's it. Debresser (talk) 16:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Debresser, I've been doing this for 14 years now. I have expressed the suggestion by placing the template. If you have an objection or suggestion, you are most welcome to voice it. Not necessarily on my personal talkpage but on the article talkpage. If nobody reacts I am just going to perform the merger whenever I get around to it (or not, if I forget). I don't know why we are discussing procedure instead of content, this is needless overhead. I don't feel strongly about this at all, I just came across a stub with no potential for expansion and tagged it for merging. I am certainly not going to invest time in convincing anyone that this should be done. --dab (𒁳) 17:59, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
- I need no convincing in this case, and you shouldn't feel obligated to convince anyone of your opinion, but tagging in this way is pretty useless, in my experience (which isn't much less than yours).
- Please also notice that Template:Merge/doc says: "After adding the merge template, you are expected to create a section on the talk page of the appropriate article (see below for details) explaining your rationale for the merge proposal." Debresser (talk) 22:43, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
- Excellent, then we both have lots of experience on how to minimize conflict on Wikipedia. In this case I would suggest we simply drop the issue and live with the fact that we do things slightly differently, both of us aiming for the good of the project. Happy editing --dab (𒁳) 17:17, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Hey dab! I was working on the article Ophiuchus (astrology) and I noticed an interesting claim in the lead: "A 13-sign zodiac has been suggested by Walter Berg and by Mark Yazaki in 1995...". The Walter Berg part is pretty straightforward. He published the book The 13 Signs of the Zodiac in May 1995, which was translated into Japanese later that year by Kiyoko Suzuki. I'm not familiar, however, with Mark Yazaki or his relationship with promoting the 13 sign zodiac, and the rest of the article doesn't mention him at all. It looks like you were the person who added the "and by Mark Yazaki" part, so I was wondering if you could elaborate any. Do you know if Yazaki was just repeating Walter Berg's ideas or if he was presenting an independent concept? Or did they collaborate? Did he publish his ideas before or after Berg's? I'm just curious who actually started promoting the 13 sign zodiac idea first, as the article is ambiguous on that currently (and I wasn't able to find any information about Mark Yazaki outside Wikipedia, but I don't read Japanese). Kaldari (talk) 20:55, 30 September 2019 (UTC)