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Hourglass drawing.svg Where Daniel lives it is approximately: 13:38


Bot request - jogging Category:Pages with too many expensive parser function calls

Daniel, please could you see my post on the forums at this link. My experience in programming Bots is precisely zero, so I could use the opinion (and perhaps programming skills if you have the time) of someone with an interest in this area. --Chris Key 17:12, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

I think
python -cat:Pages_with_too_many_expensive_parser_function_calls -text:" " -summary:"Test edit:Category jog for [[:Category:Pages with too many expensive parser function calls]]."
will add a space at the end of each page in that category and should do the trick.
Can't test this right now, as I am traveling, but getting the permission to run this script will take time anyway — can you arrange for that? Will try to do the test edits when I get a stable internet connection, but this won't be before tomorrow night. --Daniel Mietchen 19:19, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Daniel. I'll do what I can to get approval (pending successful test edits) by the time you have a stable connection. Safe travels. --Chris Key 19:50, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
We have permission from Dan Nessett to perform test edits on the test wiki only (not the live wiki). Once these are done we need to get further permission from Matt Innis. We must ensure that the bot only does a null edit, and then as long as me, you and Dan are satisfied I believe that Matt will give approval as he has already looked at the discussion (see his comments). --Chris Key 21:30, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
I have made a Bot request. Please ensure that the summary of the bot reads is Category jog for [[:Category:Pages with too many expensive parser function calls|Pages with too many expensive parser function calls]]. [[CZ:Bot status/ExpensiveParserJog/Feedback|Give feedback.]] --Chris Key 23:02, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
OK. --Daniel Mietchen 17:44, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

About our new Psychology Editor

Hi, Daniel:

John Calvin Moore joined us as a Psychology Editor yesterday and has already dipped his toes into the water by editing the Abnormal psychology article. As the only other active Psychology Editor that I am aware of, would you be so kind as to introduce yourself to him and perhaps assist him in learning the ropes about clusters, subpages and so forth? Regards, Milton Beychok 22:19, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mietchen 22:48, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Hello Daniel, interesting stuff you have here on Schizophrenia. I know you are familiar with Harry Stack Sullivan. He made the distinction between Dementia Praecox (organic brain disease) and Schizophrenia, by stating that Schizophrenia was a product of maladaptive living or circunstances in the individuals life that causes the person to become Schizophrenic. I'll be using that concept within the Whitman article with the tumor. As to your suggestions about classrooms and students, I am not involved in anyway with that scenario, but if there is a project of mentoring or helping in some other way, please inform me and we'll work something out. Thanks for your attention! BTW, has your research correlated anything with GABA and Schizophrenia? John Calvin Moore 02:59, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi John, my research is focused on developing early diagnostic tests for schizophrenia (and other psychiatric disorders, like Alzheimer's) by way of brain morphometry. I have no clinical experience with schizophrenia, but am fairly well acquainted with its literature, so that if you are interested in collaborating on some articles, schizophrenia could be a good start (incl. Sullivan, albeit he is not very prominent on this side of the pond). I haven't touched GABA for more than a decade, and never really was into it. As for coursework, we'll see. --Daniel Mietchen 19:55, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

stray article parts

Daniel, thanks for marking those "Article 1" article orphans for deletion. I wasn't very successful using the Eduzendium templates, so I've just started creating the articles the standard way and then adding the Eduzendium line to them, and that seems to be working. Hopefully, I won't create any more of these.Pat Palmer 16:14, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Eduzendium header

Hi Daniel, I followed your advice and finally understood the process for creating new Eduzendium articles. It works, thank you! Now a question. Here's the header that goes onto each course page (for my course): CZ:Special_Topics_2010/EZnotice . It is awfully long; is there any way that the text (especially that stuff near the bottom) could be shortened so that it occupies less real estate on the page? I'm finding it a bit instrusive. Could all this stuff:

This article is currently being developed as part of an Eduzendium student 
project in the framework of a course entitled Special Topics at University 
of Pennsylvania. The course homepage can be found at CZ:Special_Topics_2010. 

One of the goals of the course is to provide students with insider experience 
in collaborative educational projects, and so you are warmly invited to join 
in here, or to leave comments on the discussion page. 

The anticipated date of course completion is 13 August 2010. One month after 
that date, this notice shall be removed.

Besides, many other Citizendium articles welcome your collaboration!

just be changed to this:

This article is currently being developed as part of an Eduzendium student 
project. The course homepage can be found at CZ:Special_Topics_2010

To provide students with experience in collaboration, you are warmly invited to 
join in here, or to leave comments on the discussion page. 

The anticipated date of course completion is 13 August 2010. One month after 
that date, this notice shall be removed.

It's OK if not but I thought I would ask.Pat Palmer 10:24, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mietchen 18:00, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Food and Drug Administration > Catalogs > Therapeutic Equivalence Code

Pretty cool what you did to Food and Drug Administration > Catalogs > Therapeutic Equivalence Code. Do you have any suggestions on a better way to handle Preoperative care > Beta-blocker evidence table so that it shows on the subpages? - Robert Badgett 03:36, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Done. Used the same hammer ;-) --Daniel Mietchen 07:41, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Truth In Numbers

Thanks for your welcome! Have we met before?

I hope I can write some articles on Indonesian languages and literature here. I want to see whether this project is really different than Wikipedia. One of the few things that annoys me on English Wikipedia is the fact that it is based on consensus of general knowledge, not on the opinion of the experts. I have to admit that most of the time it is not relevant and it does not get into my way. However in couple of instances it quite annoying. Something which is said by a great number of people doesn't make it true. I was once involved in a silly discussion about the language of the motto on the coat of arms of Indonesia. It is actually in Old Javanese but someone, an American who taught English in Java thought it was in Sanskrit. Why? Because his sources, who were Indonesian laymen told him it was Sanskrit ...

However I will still edit Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, especially in other languages.

The Truth In Numbers will be available in October. You will be able to download the film or to buy the DVD also by then. I am not quite sure whether it is avaible by now as streaming video. The finished movie is a bit different than the trailer, which is a bit of a pity, as it is not only edited by Nick Hill but also Scott Glossermann.

I just took a peek on Koguma Main Bola. I have to say it is difficult for beginners! It uses complicated grammatical forms which can be avoided, but later on that :-)

As for the charter draft, I think it is okay. One of the things that I like is that original research is allowed.

Actually I have always wanted to take a look and join Citizendium but it never materialized. Too bad other alternatives to Wikipedia such as Conservapedia generates more traffic than Citizendium.

Cheers. Revo Arka Giri Soekatno 06:54, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Revi. We haven't met before but I am active on several platforms for young scientists (the German equivalent of PNN as well as Eurodoc and, and in the framework of the latter I once made plans to get scientists in the developing world to contribute to the Wikipedias in their local languages. My initial focus then was on Central Asian languages, but I also had a look at the Swahili and Bahasa indonesia editions, from where I knew your name. However, this turned out to be even more difficult than getting them to contribute to the larger Wikipedias. Not sure yet whether opening Citizendium up to original research will help with that. --Daniel Mietchen 07:40, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your help copying over the charter comments. That was getting a little repetitive. --Chris Key 15:25, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your list of topics related to popular music and to topics from my bio. The current definition of popular music seems to me unhelpful, but my own perspective is a materialist one that probably won't satisfy a lot of scholars who prefer aesthetics sanitized from economics. I'll have a draft up in a bit, but with school starting, this is not an ideal time for in-depth work.
--Joseph Byrd 15:04, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
If time is scarce (and it usually is), then I like to work on definitions and Related Articles, so as to weave a web of context, on the basis of which the articles can be grown. Let me know if problems arise. --Daniel Mietchen 15:20, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

And thanks for catching my move gaffe on my User page and correcting it. Russell D. Jones 16:18, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Theory of multiple intelligences

This is well outside of my area of expertise, but you are listed as a psychology Editor so perhaps you'd be able to help. A new author is a little unsure as to what to do next, could you perhaps give him some guidance? Talk:Theory of multiple intelligences. Thanks. --Chris Key 05:19, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mietchen 14:15, 31 July 2010 (UTC)