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Kind Regards, Robert Tito |  Talk  21:59, 26 March 2007 (CDT)

Topic informant

Thanks for the cleanup work on the Galileo article. But one thing confuses me: the Topic Informant workgroup seems to apply to living people (or, I'd presume, the more or less recently deceased). Is there a reason for applying it to Galileo? I'm a newbie here myself and not eager to make waves; just trying to figure it all out. Daniel Drake 03:17, 4 April 2007 (CDT)

Daniel, David, the Topic Informant Workgroup is to be placed only on living or recently deceased people, and some other articles--obviously not historical figures. Please do not add Category:Topic Informant Workgroup to any more articles until you have reviewed the relevant rules. --Larry Sanger 11:31, 6 April 2007 (CDT)

CZ Live

Please review the editing history of Gao_Yaojie on Wikipedia [1]. You will see that there has been significant collaborative editing. This is with respect to your removal of the article from CZ Live. You will see from the dates that while I created the article originally on Wikipedia; I simultaneously published the article on Citizendium, incorporating editing from Wikipedia. Fred Bauder 19:15, 15 April 2007 (CDT)


Thank you David. --Thomas Simmons 20:12, 13 May 2007 (CDT)

Status = 4?

Why is Lightning status = 1? Why not 4? --Larry Sanger 18:44, 14 May 2007 (CDT)

Use of {{speedydelete}}

Hi David. Thanks for perusing CZ articles as you are doing. You might wish to have a look at CZ:Article_Deletion_Policy and place the {{speedydelete}} template as appropriate. Your tagging does not have to be perfect. Constables double-check stuff before deleting. Thanks! ---Stephen Ewen 21:20, 15 May 2007 (CDT)

Examples of articles in your very recent pathway that could be tagged are September 11, 2001 attacks, Sexuality of William Shakespeare, and Skeletal System. ---Stephen Ewen 22:42, 15 May 2007 (CDT)

Pythagorean theorem

Since you teaach high school math, I wonder if the way you present the Pythagorean theorem is as you stated it in your edit to that page? Wikipedia's article on the Pythagorean theorem is quite good and I urge you to look at it. Your supposedly grammatical edit changed the statement from one about areas of certain squares—the traditional version of the Pythagorean theorem—to a sort of trendy modern version found, I suspect, only in high-school textbooks. I changed it back and added an illustration. In particular, I was careful to speak of squares ON the sides and not squares OF the sides. The idea of squares of lengths of sides, as opposed to areas of geometric squares, makes sense only if one has the concept of real numbers. But real numbers are not needed for the statement of the theorem, and were not know to ancient Greeks who stated and proved the theorem. Michael Hardy 22:18, 15 May 2007 (CDT)