User talk:Jack S. Byrom

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Jack, Welcome to the wiki. Just jump in anywhere and let me know if you need any help by putting a message on my User Talk page. Pat Palmer (talk) 14:58, 26 February 2023 (CST)

Hi Jack! When you respond to a comment such as above, please start your comment with : which will indent it. And end it with four tildes which will sign it with your user talk page and the date/time. I added the indention for you this time. And note how two colons indents yet more (edit this page to see). Pat Palmer (talk) 10:24, 27 February 2023 (CST)
thanks, Will do. Just like Wikipedia :-) but hopefully better. Jack S. Byrom (talk) 10:35, 27 February 2023 (CST)

Please expect subpages to appear on your new articles when I get time

Jack, I love the new articles you are adding. On Citizendium, we use "subpages" for things like External links; those are in separate tabs along the top of the article. I will try to set that up on the new articles you create. You'll see it and I didn't want you to be shocked. It takes a little getting used to, but I came to be quite fond of it after some use and I hope you will also. For documentation, you can see what I'll be doing at CZ:Creating_an_article_with_subpages. It used to be automated but that is broken at present, so we have to do it manually.Pat Palmer (talk) 10:24, 27 February 2023 (CST)

Giving attribution to things copied from Wikipedia

Hi Jack! By license, we are supposed to add the {{WPAttribution}} template to articles where some of the content is the same as over in Wikipedia, even if we wrote it there. I usually stick that under a special section at the bottom of the article called "Attribution". See John A. McDougall for an example. Pat Palmer (talk) 17:25, 27 February 2023 (CST)

Thanks, Jack. Pat Palmer (talk) 09:48, 20 May 2023 (CDT)
thanks. Noted. This was heavily edited and rewritten by me, and the heavy Wikipedia bias has been removed. Jack S. Byrom (talk) 19:39, 27 February 2023 (CST)
You don't actually need to acknowledge prior publication on WP. The licence requires only acknowledgment of authorship. Of course there's no harm doing it anyway. Peter Jackson (talk) 05:29, 28 February 2023 (CST)
Jack, it would be best to place a note on the Talk page of the McDougall article about bringing it from WP and why, in which case there is no need to include the WPAttribution template in the article itself. Peter, thanks for clarifying that we don't have to give attribution. I still prefer to give attribution of things we *didn't* write most of ourselves, because in at least some cases, Citizendium shows up in Google searches right next to Wikipedia and it's obvious that one copied the other. Giving credit is the nice thing to do, and I want us to "be nice" merely because WP so often isn't. But I've started putting the attribution at the bottom of the article rather than at the top like they did in the old days.Pat Palmer (talk) 08:56, 28 February 2023 (CST)
thanks for the suggestion about an attribution note on the Discussion at John McDougall. I think I had planned to do that and just hadn't quite gotten around to it, but I will. These articles are kind of fun because they're alive and works in progress. Best, Jack S. Byrom (talk) 09:38, 28 February 2023 (CST)

let's rename the Gandhi article

Jack, I propose to rename Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi. Not that "Mohanda Karamchand" is not accurate, but almost no one will know it. Whereas, most will know "Mahatma". All the links currently in this wiki point to "Mahatma Gandhi" and not "Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi". Do you have any major argument against that, or shall I do it? I will also set up a Gandhi disambiguation page and entering simply "Gandhi" in search will take a reader there first. Pat Palmer (talk) 10:18, 2 March 2023 (CST)

pat, that sounds reasonable to me. I was kind of wondering about that...thx. Jack S. Byrom (talk) 11:20, 2 March 2023 (CST)

Superfund and the long stringy definition of CERCLA

Jack, on the Superfund article, I had deliberately placed CERCLA and its long stringy expanded meaning in a footnote (in contrast to Wikipedia), because in my opinion no one uses that term except possibly deep specialists in environmental cleanup and I felt that it clutters the opener. Let's move that back to a footnote, please. Pat Palmer (talk) 09:39, 3 March 2023 (CST)

OK, sure thing. The article looks pretty good. Jack S. Byrom (talk) 09:54, 3 March 2023 (CST)
Thank you! Sorry to be picky, and thanks for working on that article.Pat Palmer (talk) 10:08, 3 March 2023 (CST)

your photo!

Love the attitudinal photo (though hope you are not still smoking). Pat Palmer (talk) 11:14, 3 March 2023 (CST)

no, it's a movie prop. I'm in front of a famous setting in W. CO where John Wayne jumped a horse over a fence. A friend loaned me his Marlboro :-) Jack S. Byrom (talk) 11:32, 3 March 2023 (CST)
good! Pat Palmer (talk)

Could you look again at "We aren't Wikipedia"?

Hi Jack, I have been editing a lot on CZ:We_aren't_Wikipedia and just noticed your comment, left on its Talk page, made right before I changed a whole lot of it. Do you have time to take a look at it now andgive me any needed feedback? I'm considering renaming it or, more likely, merging it with CZ:Introduction_to_CZ_for_Wikipedians. Pat Palmer (talk) 10:51, 6 March 2023 (CST)

HI Pat. Thanks. I did go back and look at that page and see your new changes and it still looks really good to me. It's just my opinion, though, but from my perspective, I think you should leave the page specifically addressed to the differences between this platform and Wikipedia, but maybe you will still do that if you merge it with the 'Introduction to CZ for Wikipedians'? My two cents...Jack S. Byrom (talk) 11:19, 6 March 2023 (CST)

What is the best article name for Coors Classic?

I've left a comment about this on the article's Talk page. What do you think? Pat Palmer (talk) 15:33, 6 March 2023 (CST)

Image display code

Hi Jack! Please take a look at the code for displaying the state flag on California_(U.S._state). I changed it from File: and thumb to and Image template with sizing and placement, which I much prefer, because it lets all the images be made a uniform width, AND it shows the caption correctly. Anyway, you may do as you please but I changed it so see which one you prefer.

pat, thanks for doing that. It looks great. We had to have the grizzly bear flag on there! Jack S. Byrom (talk)

Would you be interested in undertaking an article about the harm being caused by fossil fuels?

Please see my comments at Talk:Nuclear_power_reconsidered#a_new_article_is_needed_to_highlight_the_harm_being_caused_by_the_mining_and_burning_of_fossil_fuels. It seems you might have the kind of background that would be helpful in writing such an article, so I though I'd ask. Pat Palmer (talk) 09:37, 19 May 2023 (CDT)

hey Pat, that sounds like a good idea. Probably not right now for me, but maybe if things get slower in the winter.// We have a local issue that's brewing that's relevant...someone in the Uintah basin in northeastern Utah wants to extract five or six train loads of crude oil and ship it through Colorado on its way to somewhere else to be refined. That's 5 or 6 miles a day of black crude, running along the Colorado river, subsidized transport by the taxpayers.. what the hell? Cheers, Jack S. Byrom (talk)

reminder on how to sign comments

Hi Jack, on Talk:Graham_Hancock you recently signed a comment with two tildes, and your name did not show up. Looking at the history of the page, I saw it was you who had commented, and so I sort of faked your signature on that comment. Please try to use four tildes; that signs both your name and time/date stamp. Pat Palmer (talk) 09:49, 20 May 2023 (CDT)