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Hi FirstPrinciples

I saw your name on the peer review page of Concentration. I teach Phys Chem and was rather dismayed at what NIST is doing to our definitions. I added a comment to Talk:Concentration that you might be interested in nl:Gebruiker:Jcwf

Whoops, I haven't logged in for a few weeks so I didn't get your comment until today. Thanks - I will head over to concentration and check it out. -- FirstPrinciples 08:25, 30 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

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Thanks for the welcome, can I talk to you outside wikipedia somehow?[edit]

Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for cleaning up that article I marked yesterday, your work looked like night and day compared to what it was yesterday, I can't believe how well it came out, great job. --Tim Thorpe 00:32, 29 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Tim, thanks very much for the message. If you want to email me you can click the "email this user" link on my talk page, but usually it is OK to leave messages directly on the talk page. Cheers! -- FP (talk)(edits) 08:25, 29 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Self-rating bio articles[edit]

Hello! You asked if it was okay to self-rate articles-- my rule of thumb on that is that it's okay to self-rate to (and including) B (but if someone comes along later and says its really a Start, you need to be ok with that). A's should be given by a non-involved editor though (and of course GA and FA have their own process) --plange 01:29, 29 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks Plange, now I know how to handle future biographical articles... cheers! -- FP (talk)(edits) 06:43, 30 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Knox College[edit]

Knox College has an identity completely indepemdemt from other university halls. It should not be merged --125.238.33.117 13:03, 17 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I agree with you — I am a Knox exie myself! I am still deciding how to deal with the other merge proposals, presuming someone else doesn't beat me to it. -- FP (talk)(edits) 13:08, 17 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Byford Dolphin[edit]

Hi FP, I just had a look at the Byford Dolphin article today & noticed you had posted some comments. Thanks for your help with editing this article, from the very start. Could I ask you where you found the, "An Explosive Decompression Accident", J.C. Giertsen et al., American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 9(2):94-101, 1988. online? from which you scetched the pic. -- Mark

Hi Mark, I will look at my files and get back to you tomorrow. Cheers -- FP (talk)(edits) 23:06, 19 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Hi again. I didn't get the article online, but photocopied it from the original journal in my local medical library. I don't think it is available online anywhere. Cheers, FP (talk)(edits) 12:34, 20 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Reverting vandalism[edit]

Thanks for correcting the vandalism on the Jesse James article. See the article Help:Reverting for the best way to do a reversion. Dabarkey 04:00, 26 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, I know how to fix vandalism. The problem was that there were several anonymous vandal edits in a row, and I missed one of them when reverting. Thanks very much for catching that! -- FP (talk)(edits) 08:06, 26 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Frank James Burke[edit]

Hello FirstPrinciples. Could you please help clean up the Frank James Burke article and WP:CITE sources? If you need any assistance, please let me know, I'd be glad to help. Thank you, Can't sleep, clown will eat me 12:25, 19 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

OK, I will take a look if anything still needs to be done. -- FP (talk)(edits) 00:49, 10 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

List of pubs[edit]

As someone who has contributed to the talk page discussion on List of publications in philosophy and/or that article's previous deletion debate, I thought you might be interested in participating in its new nomination for deletion which can be found here. Thanks. - KSchutte 17:20, 10 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Looks like it has now gone. -- FP (talk)(edits) 00:49, 10 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Hormesis: possible explanations[edit]

The page on hormesis has a possible explanations seciton that you contirbuted to significantly. In February of this year, some fact tags were added. I'm informing you because I think the seciton needs cleaning up and you seem like an interested editor. Pdbailey 17:27, 31 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

OK, thanks, I will take a look now. -- FP (talk)(edits) 00:49, 10 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Orphaned non-free image (Image:BabyIllustration.jpg)[edit]

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Oh jeez.
  1. The reason this has not been put in an article yet is because I have listed it for a review and obviously I don't want to go to the bother of integrating it into the article if it can't actually be used.
  2. You say that the image description says it "may only be used under a claim of fair use." Actually that is not what it says at all. What the image tag says is, "anyone can use this image for any purpose." Now, I might be wrong in my use of the tag, but in the meantime, prima facie, you are wrong to say that fair use restrictions apply. -- FP (talk)(edits) 10:19, 8 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Well I deleted the image anyway because I can't be bothered arguing over it. -- FP (talk)(edits) 10:24, 8 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. The statement "[Wikipedia] shall not license, transfer, or sell the Image or any copies of the Image to any person or entity." makes this image a "non-free" image for purposes of Wikipedia. (Free as in speech, not as in pizza.) With the exception of images being used under a claim of fair use, Wikipedia only accepts images where the author explicitly grants permission for anyone to use or build upon the work for any purpose - commercial or otherwise. Any restrictions incompatible with the GFDL are not permitted. --B 04:34, 9 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]
You're right, I should never have uploaded the image. Please forgive my brusqueness but the rules are not always easy to interpret. I'll try to create a truly free version myself when I have the time. Many thanks -- FP (talk)(edits) 11:42, 12 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Replaceable fair use Image:Byford Dolphin.jpg[edit]

Replaceable fair use

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Info[edit]

Noticed ure into pharmacology. What r the negative side effects of testosterone use for body building? I want to build muscles faster. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.203.102.79 (talk) 02:21, 15 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]


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I did not upload the image. If I recall correctly, I merely took the existing image, straightened it and improved the colour balance. The original uploader was Wikiphreak. However being a photo of NZ currency it seems to meet fair use criteria; see the rules at Template:NZ-Currency. -- FP (talk)(edits) 02:53, 29 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

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$100 Image[edit]

Hey there. I noticed this was deleted, so I asked the deleting admin to restore it. Unfortunately, the rationale template kind of needs a source. Do you remember where you got this picture? Confusing Manifestation(Say hi!) 22:55, 27 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I did not upload the image. If I recall correctly, I merely took the existing image, straightened it and improved the colour balance. The original uploader was Wikiphreak (who has a slightly disturbing user page). Being a photo of NZ currency the image seems to meet all the criteria; see the full rules at The Reserve Bank.
In this specific case, I think you will agree it is kind of weird to require a source. Can I just say "this is a widely available public image with multiple copies, one of which was scanned by someone?" Thanks for raising the question and have a good weekend. -- FP (talk)(edits) 03:05, 29 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know, unfortunately. I've uploaded another version, mainly so that I actually know who the source is. It's also a better quality image, not that that means much for fair use. Confusing Manifestation(Say hi!) 02:30, 30 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Byford Dolphin[edit]

I want to know how to change the entry for the Byford Dolphin.

I have a copy of the official police report which was not available to the Inquiry Commission headed by Vice Admiral Reider Godø.

I have also spoken to all of the personnel who were onboard at the time and the families of the divers who were killed and am in contact with the diver who was severely injured on the outside of teh bell.

I have posted a video of the actual bell on the site www.nsda.no

If you check out the site I can be contact via that

Thank you for your help.

Tom Wingen —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.149.190.202 (talk) 21:41, 5 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

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File:Sodium fluoroacetate.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Proposed Image Deletion[edit]

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File permission problem with File:NimrodFortress.jpg[edit]

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we miss u bby[edit]

come ba ck — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.252.42.233 (talk) 21:31, 6 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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Nomination of Frank James Burke for deletion[edit]

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