User talk:Carl Jantzen
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A good place to find information about various collaborative groups is to follow this link to CZ:Workgroups. Of course, please feel free to ask myself (via my talk page) or others about how to proceed or if you have other questions.
Also, as a start, I have put a copy of the bio from your email on your "User" page.
Dan Nachbar 20:34, 8 July 2007 (CDT)
Perl page not 'content that originally appeared on Wikipedia'
Hi Carl, I don't agree. When I wrote this page, the CZ article was only a few sentences long, basically a stub, probably culled from WP. But at the time I lived in China and had no access to WP.
I thought about the first sentence a while, but there is not much to change, except perhaps to move it away from the top. It is basically a first sentence like "A Hawk is a bird". Anything after that (except following the thoughts of the original stub for another sentence, but with a different emphasis) is totally new.
So, any similarities between the CZ and WP Perl articles, except stating the facts that it is an interpreter language and it was conceived by Larry Wall, are coincidental. That is much too much work to have it classified as a derivative of the WP original. Which I have looked at in the meantime. Too long for my taste.
new article of the week
Hey Carl, glad you think Kingdom of Oriel is worth nominating but I must confess that it is not my own work, and is largely copied from wikipedia. The reason I have done this is because wiki has actually done a pretty good job on a very obscure and rough topic, something I only know about because I hail from the region and therefore took an interest in. What I would like to point you towards is Edward I, which unlike Oriel is my own work and it still needs some fine tuning and polishing, notably in the Civil war and Crusade parts. Though I am sure there are better articles out there somewhere! Denis Cavanagh 09:47, 8 August 2007 (CDT)
Hey, thanks! There is some polishing to be done on it still but I suppose its a rough start :) Denis Cavanagh 09:53, 8 August 2007 (CDT)
Good point compendre! Denis Cavanagh 09:57, 8 August 2007 (CDT)
Nominated and unnominated in one fell swoop
You've switched around External Links and Related Articles. Please see CZ:External Links and CZ:Related Articles. And please, don't upload a lot of WP stuff without rendering it into CZ style. This entails several important features for CZ, particularly annotations and definitions. --Larry Sanger 10:27, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
- Thanks for pointing out that I got those pages switched. Whoops! And I didn't actually copy any content from WP on those articles. I simply began the process of converting NASA (which someone else had already copied from WP) into the CZ style. I've done some editing in the text of the article, and I also moved the See Also and External Links from the bottom to the subpages. This all happened a few weeks ago; I just realized today that since the links were copied from the article which was copied from WP, that they also needed the WP flag checked, hence today's edits. --Carl Jantzen 11:02, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
Thanks for the revision, and I am thinking about changing the name of the article, but have not decided which one yet. The concern is that there is still a "Prohibition" going on worldwide, that is, the prohibition of substances such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana, etc. Probably Prohibition in the United States would work, and I might move it there or anyone else would do it if they feel the need.
By the way nice work on space debris! Best. Yi Zhe Wu 18:30, 22 August 2007 (CDT)