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I left a comment over at User:Stephen Ewen's talk page about adding the GFDL. He's the one that created the Wizard, I just helped get it installed on CZ. Thanks. Eric M Gearhart

E transcendental

You recent "correction" to the definition of transcendental in E is unnecessary (but harmless). Any polynomial with rational coefficients can be converted into a polynomial with integer coefficients with the same roots by simply multiplying by the gcd of the denominators. Warren Schudy 19:21, 9 January 2008 (CST)

Olier, thanks very much for your work on our beloved number. I'm assuming from your writing style that you are familiar with the practices on Wikipedia. You might wish to take into account that we use references differently here. Statement that are obvious to experts, such as that the derivative of e^x is e^x, should not carry a reference. See for instance CZ:Article Mechanics#Citations and the following quote from CZ:We aren't Wikipedia:

"The editors we have on board actually create the sort of sources that Wikipedia cites. We do cite sources, of course, but we have a sensible approach to doing so. We cite sources because doing so helps the reader. We do not cite sources in order to settle internal disputes, or to "prove" a point to contributors. As seasoned researchers, we know that people can find sources for all sorts of ridiculous claims."

Some of the references you name, like the book by Maor, are probably useful to the reader. You can list them at the subpage e/Bibliography; see CZ:Bibliography for more information. Others, like the calculus textbook, do not seem to be that important so they can be removed.

I don't want to overload you with all the rules here, so feel free to ignore it for the moment and concentrate on writing the article. In fact, writing the article is by far the most important; somebody can always come after you and clean up. Cheers, Jitse Niesen 08:52, 11 January 2008 (CST)

CZ en français

Bonjour, savez-vous où en est le projet de création de CZ en français ? Cordialement. Thierry Henri Cauchois 18:54, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

ne pensez-vous pas qu'il convendrait de débuter avec quelques authors bilingues qui amorceraient la version française, à titre de test ? l'ouverture de la version française à des authors n'écrivant qu'en français ne déclencherait -il pas une arrivée massive de citizens francophones, mal à l'aise en anglais mais très motivés en français ? cordialement.Thierry Henri Cauchois 21:49, 9 December 2008 (UTC)