User talk:Fred Salsbury

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Thanks Fred! --William Weaver 11:37, 21 November 2006 (CST)


Fred, should electronics be included in Physics Workgroup?--Versuri 16:56, 1 December 2006 (CST)

Some questions

Dear Fred, thanks for your welcoming message. I am looking forward to making a useful contribution. Some questions:

  • Will there be photos at CZ articles? I notice that although text has been copied across from Wikipedia, photos have not. If there will be no photos, that's fine. But if there are going to be photos, could we please, please, have a more coherent and comprehensible copyright policy (and preferably a more liberal one), than the incoherent mess at Wikipedia? Also, I hope I will not have to re-upload the hundreds of original photos I have contributed to Wikpedia.
  • I have just replaced the existing Joseph Goebbels article with the new one I recently wrote for Wikipedia - the forking date for the Wikipedia version we are using seems to predate this. I have tagged the article as "live." Is this the correct procedure?
  • I see we have the same annoying text bug that Wikipedia has. When text is viewed at "medium" size on IE (I don't know about other browsers), the superscript footnotes disrupt the line spacing in a very ugly way. I was never able to find the right person at Wikpedia to get this fixed. How are such matters to be dealt with here?

Regards Adam Carr 11:38, 5 January 2007 (CST)

I tried logging into,18.0.html and but they tell me my user name does not exist. Huh. Obviously there are still some teething problems here. Adam Carr 11:11, 6 January 2007 (CST)

I, Jimbo Wales, declare ownership over Citizendium

You just reverted me stating Im a "vandal"? Excuse me?  Glen  06:27, 23 January 2007 (CST)

I reverted you in the process of trying to fix the front page vandalism; which i think you were doing at the same time, and I was having some bad server lag. However, you could be a little more civil Fred Salsbury 06:35, 23 January 2007 (CST)
I fail to see how Im being uncivil, but nevermind. Thanks for the explanation. How are these usernames Jimbo Wales, Jimmy Wales and Willy on Wheels being created with the "real name as your username" CZ policy?  Glen  06:58, 23 January 2007 (CST)
Also, if you look here you'll see Im the only prior editor before yourself, as such it does appear Im directly being called a vandal.  Glen  07:00, 23 January 2007 (CST)
First, "Excuse me?" was what I was referring to. Second, somehow the moves screwed up the logs. I was reverting when the main page was redirecting to this page and there were several editors before you on that page. You managed a revert before I finished mine due to lag. So I am sorry if you thought the vandal remark was referring to you, when it was referring to the front page vandals. As for the "real name" policy, it is still there -- so these users are blocked now -- but there was a registration change yesterday [1] due to the number of applications overwhelming the personnel people. Fred Salsbury 07:10, 23 January 2007 (CST)
Ah, thanks for the explanation Glen Stollery 15:11, 23 January 2007 (CST)


Hi Fred, nice to see you over here. I realised recently that I hadn't seen you over at WP in a long time. Good to know you're still active in the world of trying to create a free encyclopaedia. Ian Ramjohn 11:26, 23 January 2007 (CST)

Welcome messages

Thwe awelcome tags are best put on the user discussion pages not the user page itself. I made the same mistake at first. cheers David Tribe 06:51, 25 January 2007 (CST)


Thanks for help. Im trying to locate where Psuudoscience went. I suspect Ill find now with my vandal paarying practice but Im getting tired and I might miss it. I supect our mad vandal is a woman from the US west coast from the timing and her preoc with womens names but ? David Tribe 06:19, 7 February 2007 (CST)

NP, glad to help. I'll keep an eye out for Pseudoscience while trying to fix the damage.Fred Salsbury 06:21, 7 February 2007 (CST)

Hi. Good to see you, I can now go to sleep in Melbourne. Ive been move locking articles via the unlock moves button on the protect page. By now any article Ive contributed to is protected against vandal moves but free to edit. Annoyed the hell out of the vandal and made her resort to impersonating me David Tribe 06:15, 12 February 2007 (CST)
Good. I'll check out the unlock moves buttion. That sounds useful. Fred Salsbury 06:17, 12 February 2007 (CST)

Re: Physics Articles

I am a little bit confused here. It seems that we should already have a good backgound in something before we can do edit. I mean, my expertise is only about Granular_material (see it Indonesian version). About physics, it is for me recently too wide,

Morever I have to admit that my English is not so good. I mean, I can read but not so good in writing. Furthermore I do my PhD right now in German and also the exams in near future, and that ruins more my English. It seems these days for me hard to contribute. Probably later.

I thank you for contacting me. I really appreciate that. Thank's. Sparisoma Viridi(talk) 12:02, 14 February 2007 (CST)

The MAin page

That seems to at least given us access to user activity so that we can monitor any vandals that are inside. Some simple changes to the signup box may help get us up. Zach or Gary can figure something out. Im tired David Tribe 05:41, 15 February 2007 (CST)

Input needed on how to educate more people on category importance,539.0.html -Tom Kelly (Talk) 19:42, 15 February 2007 (CST)


Please do NOT use rollback to revert content edits that are not vandalism; I now see that my edit to polyatomic ion was under mistaken pretenses, but only after examining it myself, a real reason in teh edit summary box instead of a vandal revert summary would have helped me realize that sooner. Rob Levin 08:26, 19 February 2007 (CST)

Use info

I can see why you don't want to bother trying to maintain the publications list, but I'd have thought the "EDUCATION AND TRAINING" section was not likely to become outdated, and it helps give those who don't know you a better sense of your expertise. Maybe slightly less complete trimming would have been preferable? 'Cheers', as they say in the UK! J. Noel Chiappa 12:59, 20 April 2008 (CDT)

Returning to Citizendium: an update on the project and how to get involved

Hello - some time ago you became part of the Citizendium project, but we haven't seen you around for a while. Perhaps you'd like to update your public biography or check on the progress of any pages you've edited so far.

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If you have any questions, let me know via my Talk page or by leaving a message below this one. Thank you for signing up and reading this update; I hope that you will look in on our community soon. John Stephenson 07:51, 30 October 2011 (UTC)