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Hi Michael, thanks for the tips. As i have virtually no expertise in yoga (or paranoia!), and am just uploading content to fill CZ's gaps, you are certainly welcome to revise at will! [[User:Simon Overduin|Simon Overduin]] 09:02, 10 January 2008 (CST)
 
Hi Michael, thanks for the tips. As i have virtually no expertise in yoga (or paranoia!), and am just uploading content to fill CZ's gaps, you are certainly welcome to revise at will! [[User:Simon Overduin|Simon Overduin]] 09:02, 10 January 2008 (CST)
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When creating a disambig page, you don't need to create the page with (disambiguation) next to it.  You can just create the page and list the different links.  That's sort of the "de facto" style for those types of pages on CZ.  ;) --[[User:Robert W King|Robert W King]] 09:03, 10 January 2008 (CST)

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Hourglass drawing.svg Where Michael lives it is approximately: 05:55

Re CZ Live

You're welcome, but there I was doing the stupid part only :) Aleksander Stos 17:59, 7 November 2007 (CST)

Yoga categorization

One of the really neat things about the subpages scheme is that it automatically places articles into categories according to what is listed in the metadata template. So if you fill in "cat1" on the metadata page, the article will automatically be placed into the corresponding workgroup category. The same is, of course, true if you fill in "cat2" and "cat3" as well.

The reason that Yoga was still in the Hobbies workgroup until yesterday is that someone had typed [[Category:Hobbies Workgroup]] at the bottom of the page. This is how we managed things before the introduction of subpages, but it is no longer necessary and sometimes even gets in the way now. I removed that tag and you can see if you click on "edit" on the yoga page that there are no longer any categories listed at the bottom. "CZ Live" and workgroup categories still appear when you look at the article, because they are placed by the subpages template. In the future, you can do everything you're likely to need to do through the metadata template (unless we come up with an even better system :-)) --Joe Quick 22:03, 10 November 2007 (CST)

I understand your frustration. As far as I can tell, I'm the only person around who knows anything about most of the topics that I've been writing on (mainly anthropology of Mesoamerica). I try to branch out where I can and I've started a couple of articles that I was pretty sure others would be able to add to but people are still pretty sparse around here in the social sciences. I'll be sure to keep an eye on your contributions and jump in where I can, but unfortunately, my interest in psychology goes well beyond my knowledge of it.
As far as new workgroups go, this is something that keeps getting put on the back burner in favor of other projects. The power to create new workgroups is more or less limited to the editorial council in order to avoid an unmanageable proliferation and I hope that a resolution will be passed soon but none has come up yet. There are a whole bevy of interdisciplinary groups that I'd like to see created (cognitive studies, gender studies, etc.) but I suspect the first round of new workgroups will be limited to area studies, biography and a few others. Hopefully, this happens soon. --Joe Quick 12:27, 11 November 2007 (CST)

Pranam, Michael. IMHO, the reason we have a hard time writing a concise piece about the MAs is because MAs has become user friendly and politically correct. It is what it is, not what we want it to be. I listed lama pai only to include something from as many countries as possible. Tibetan White Crane can also be used.

I noticed you also deleted the mention of fighting to acquire mating rights. If you look at todays larger primates, the baddest dude gets the women. As many as he can keep the others away from. I am sure that tokk place in our history before we started inter-group warfare or even large scale hunting for meat.

As for deleting MAs as the driving force behind much of science, so much of what was discovered was to make one country's army better than the next one's. Everything from the Roman system of roads to metallurgy to chemistry was driven by war and in modern times, physics, metallurgy, chemistry and most everything else has been greatly influenced by military spending. If someone doesn't tell it like it is, people will keep on believing what is pleasurable. The whitewashing of our instincts will never give us a chance to rein them in.--Gary Giamboi 15.04, 12 November 2007 (CST)

Subpage issue response

By putting the subpage template on the talk page, you get the subpage headings at the top of the talk page (not just the main article page) which can aid in navigation amongst all the subpages. Also you get the area that allows you to show the checklist and unused pages. See CZ:Using the Subpage template step 4. Matt Mahlmann 17:31, 12 November 2007 (CST)

Article authorship

Hello Michael. I noticed you removed my note of authorship from the article depersonalization disorder, and I was a little confused as to why. It was not my intention to take credit for someone else's work. Perhaps you could point out which sections I've erroneously taken credit for, and I will take them out. The concern here is not who takes ownership of the article. The concern is that we have some identical text as WP, and so either I take credit for having written part of the article on WP, or we need to release this specific article under the GFDL. I'm not too familiar with the CZ, but I believe the preference is to avoid using the GFDL (since we may be deciding on a different license in the near future).

On a different note, I'm glad to see someone editing psychology articles. Richard Pettitt 18:48, 12 November 2007 (CST)

To be clear, I was following the instructions about how to convert an article from WP to CZ. As far as I can tell, I only copied the information I personally wrote. Richard Pettitt 19:46, 12 November 2007 (CST)

Martial Arts categorization

Pranam, Michael. IMHO, the reason we have a hard time writing a concise piece about the MAs is because MAs has become user friendly and politically correct. It is what it is, not what we want it to be. I listed lama pai only to include something from as many countries as possible. Tibetan White Crane can also be used.

I noticed you also deleted the mention of fighting to acquire mating rights. If you look at todays larger primates, the baddest dude gets the women. As many as he can keep the others away from. I am sure that tokk place in our history before we started inter-group warfare or even large scale hunting for meat.

As for deleting MAs as the driving force behind much of science, so much of what was discovered was to make one country's army better than the next one's. Everything from the Roman system of roads to metallurgy to chemistry was driven by war and in modern times, physics, metallurgy, chemistry and most everything else has been greatly influenced by military spending. If someone doesn't tell it like it is, people will keep on believing what is pleasurable. The whitewashing of our instincts will never give us a chance to rein them in.--Gary Giamboi 15.04, 12 November 2007 (CST)

Someone would be hard pressed to convince me that the statement "and possibly his predecessors, struck upon useful techniques for hunting or fighting that eventually evolved into defensive and offensive methods that were then taught to others. The introduction of tools probably led to the development of early weaponry." would be accepted by the scientific community just as it is written. IMHO, my statement about mating is the same kind of statement as this one. So we need to be consistent in applying the rules for editing.

Sure we can come up with an idea for listing the MAs of various countries. I suggest we list at least one Ma for as many countries as possibble.Gary Giamboi 08:25, 13 November 2007 (CST)

me, too.

Michael, I was looking forward to seeing the fruits of your work. I add my name to Larry's in hoping you stick around. --D. Matt Innis 12:30, 16 November 2007 (CST)

Michael, if you recall I did get involved in the statistics article you started. It's just that I'm very busy right now, thus I am unable to do more for that article at the moment. Due to the voluntary nature of the project, it's hard to expect people to get involved all the time, so it's something that does need some getting used to. It would already be a substantial achievement for CZ if most people here could find just a bit of time to contribute one substantial article/month... Hendra 23:39, 16 November 2007 (CST)

Carl Jung redirect

Hello, Michael. I want to explain why I undid your edit to the Carl Jung article that redirected it to Carl Gustav Jung. The policy is to name articles with the commonly known names of the subject. For example, we have articles titled Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, with redirects from William Jefferson Clinton and James Earl Carter, respectively. The official policy is at CZ: Naming Conventions. —Eric Winesett 19:32, 17 November 2007 (CST)

Psychology edits

Thanks for the feedback! I signed up months ago, but this is the first article I've worked on.

Patrick Malone

Shaolin Kung Fu

Michael, nice start to this article. As a former kung fu student, I'm interested in seeing it develop. If I can help out on it in any way, give me a shout... Anton Sweeney 05:06, 19 November 2007 (CST)

Article approval

Hi Michael. I've removed the approval template from Emotional dysregulation. Basically, you can't submit your own article for approval - the application needs to come from another Psychology editor. I'd also suggest that a stub article would not attract approval - perhaps have a look at some of the existing Approved articles to see the standard required. Regards, Anton Sweeney 09:10, 7 December 2007 (CST)

DSMCR template

Michael, thanks for making this template as I was completely unaware that I shouldn't copy their diagnositc criteria without permission. (Lack of experience I guess). I also wanted to mention that it's published by the American Psychiatric (not Psychological) Association. Cheers, Richard Pettitt 12:39, 8 December 2007 (CST)

You deserve to be credited...

Well, I see you were working away on party day, which makes you one of the shy boys. I’ll have to come and drag you in next month! Aleta Curry 23:33, 9 December 2007 (CST)

I got something for you....

See Thomas Szasz. Stephen Ewen 23:11, 17 December 2007 (CST)

Depression diagnosis

Sometimes deleting of content is needed, but sometimes editing suffices. Please see Talk:Depression. - Robert Badgett 02:48, 19 December 2007 (CST)

MEDLINE citations

See CZ:MediaWiki Citation Tools#Diberri tool which will make your work much easier. I used it on your last depression edits. You will see it creates links to abstracts at PubMed (and to full text of more recent articles) and also caught a typo in one of your titles.-Robert Badgett 04:08, 20 December 2007 (CST)

See

enlightenment --Larry Sanger 19:01, 26 December 2007 (CST)

I just noticed that you were under the impression that I had intentionally reverted your work. I didn't touch either article. The situation right now is not acceptable; Enlightenment and The Enlightenment both exist, and both have exactly the same content. If you mean to say that the article should live at only the latter location, that's fine. But the way to do it is to redirect (use the move tab) the old location to the new location. That preserves the edit history. Then, on Enlightenment, you might add a stub about what the Buddha sought, rather than what Descartes and Hume did. It would be a good idea to interlink the pages with an italicized notice, at the beginning of the article. See CZ:Article Mechanics for relevant notes about doing this.

Also, for clarity, I would consider titling the article Age of Enlightenment, as the period is also known, although The Enlightenment is (I think) the most common description. --Larry Sanger 20:22, 26 December 2007 (CST)

Conventions

Thanks for the edits to Buddha, the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path stubs, Michael! Simon Overduin 22:21, 26 December 2007 (CST)

Sorry, i'm not too enlightened when it comes to Enlightenment! I'm going over some of my old college reports and essays now; if i some across any pearls of wisdom i'll add them to your stub.

Simon Overduin 10:07, 27 December 2007 (CST)

RE: 1307

Hi,

Noticed you created 1307 and thought I should point you towards this discussion going on here:

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/CZ:History_Workgroup#years_as_articles Denis Cavanagh 18:09, 3 January 2008 (CST)

Style pickups--thank you

Michael, thanks for the edit in Emotion regarding style--a reminder for me to review the Article Mechanics (and get reacquainted with Strunk and White). This is definitely a time when I appreciate the 'gentle expert oversight' CZ provides. I'll rein in my style a a bit and focus on providing more substantial content.

Looking forward to supporting psych articles and other psych authors where I can. Thanks again. Cheerio Louise Valmoria 05:48, 8 January 2008 (CST)

Party! You're invited!

Hi Michael — Your neighbourhood Mistress of Ceremonies here. Don’t forget to come on over to the party and sign in at one of the categories! Aleta Curry 15:36, 9 January 2008 (CST) say ‘hi’ to me here.

Style suggestion

Hi Michael, thanks for the tips. As i have virtually no expertise in yoga (or paranoia!), and am just uploading content to fill CZ's gaps, you are certainly welcome to revise at will! Simon Overduin 09:02, 10 January 2008 (CST)

Shaolin

Michael-

When creating a disambig page, you don't need to create the page with (disambiguation) next to it. You can just create the page and list the different links. That's sort of the "de facto" style for those types of pages on CZ.  ;) --Robert W King 09:03, 10 January 2008 (CST)