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Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! Stephen Ewen 13:17, 11 January 2008 (CST)

welcome #2

It is nice to have another chemistry author join, especially another NMR guy!. You might want to check out the Core Article initiative for the list of core articles suggested for chemistry so far at:

or double check my list of nmr experiments page here:

If you have any questions, don't be shy about asking. David E. Volk 08:10, 12 January 2008 (CST)

suggested links for the NMR article

You might add these links to your article A complete list of atoms that can be used for NMR experiments can be found at NMR_active_elements. A list with explanation of many NMR experiments can be found here List of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance experiments

Also incorporate protein structure into the text?

Welcome #3

Dear dr. Talluri: Welcome to CZ!

I like to tell you the following: when you edit you see a line with icons on top of the edit screen starting with B (bolding text). The tenth icon from the left gives a signature, when you click this you get: --~~~~. This is translated into your name and date. It is good practice to end messages on discussion pages by this (although sometimes people, including myself, forget this).--Paul Wormer 02:34, 13 January 2008 (CST)

approval mistake

I can't see why it thinks I approved it. I still need to read it. I am hoping someone will fix this. I will read it thouroughly in the next few days and make suggestions before sending for approval. David E. Volk 16:41, 16 January 2008 (CST)

I got this problem fixed.

Please join us for Biology Week!

Hello Sekhar,

I am giving you this personal invitation to join us this week for Biology Week!

You're a Citizendium Biology Author and we need authors as much as editors here to get involved. Did you know that there are over 200 biology authors here? Yep!

Please join us on the wiki and add or revise biology articles. Also, please let your friends and colleagues who are biologists, biology students, or naturalists, know about Biology Week and ask them to join us, too. Any way you can help make it an event would be most welcome. Think of it as a Biology Workgroup open house. Let's see if we can kick up activity a notch!

Thanks in advance! --Larry Sanger 14:51, 22 September 2008 (CDT)

LaTeX problem

I see that you have a LaTeX problem. I have the same problem. I wrote a posting on the forum and I mailed to Larry Sanger. --Paul Wormer 13:36, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Angular momentum (quantum)

Sekhar, why did you delete a very large part of Angular momentum (quantum)? You know that deletion of somebody else's work is very unusual here at CZ. It only happens after consultation of the original author. --Paul Wormer 16:22, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Or, at least, after an adequately lengthy explanation on the talk page. --Larry Sanger 16:55, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Make that a very lengthy and thorough explanation. Note that the figure is gone, all references are gone, historical intro is gone. If it is not a simple mistake we have a problem. --Paul Wormer 17:03, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I had NO intention of making ANY changes to your article on Angular momentum - only reason I went into edit mode for Angular momentum is to see how to format the brackets for a unrelated equation in the NMR spectroscopy article which I am editing. If ANY changes have been made by me they must be entirely accidental - from my (very little experience) on citizendium it appears that any older version of an article can be restored. Please discard EVERY change that I made to the Anglular momentum article. Very very sorry. I thought that every time I went into edit mode on the angular momentum article, I quit using 'cancel' which I assumed would restore the original article without any changes. Again, very sorry if there is any change. But I am sure the article can be restored to the previous state - just discard all changes, if any, made by me. Sekhar Talluri 17:33, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Just noticed that the Angular momentum article is restored. Hope all is OK. Again, sorry for the trouble. Sekhar Talluri 17:51, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Apologies accepted. I'm very glad that it was just a mistake. (I have some Wikipedia experience and there a change like that would be malicious. I'm relieved that it is not the case here.) I will be happy to read your NMR article and approve it.--Paul Wormer 18:08, 16 January 2009 (UTC) ---
Well, I would not rule that out in this case as I do not remember deleting anything. However, it is likely to be due to some stupid action on my part as I have not read the manual.Sekhar Talluri 20:42, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

For my part let me just say I'm glad you are still here after a year! Welcome back! --Larry Sanger 19:02, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I work on this only during holidays. I am planning to submit this article and then add stubs later for additional details.Sekhar Talluri 20:46, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

NMR approval

Hi Sekhar, I left a note here. Thanks, D. Matt Innis 02:20, 17 January 2009 (UTC)/constable

Hi, Sekhar. You entered my name on the Metadata template as an Approval nominator for the NMR article without asking me if I wanted to be a nominator. That is not to be done in Citizendium. You must ask appropriate Editors if they wish to place their name in the article's Metadata page. You must not do it for them. Although I am a Chemistry Editor and a Physics Editor, I do not feel qualified to review or to nominate this article for Approval. Please remove my name from the Metadata page.
I realize that you are very new to Citizendium and please excuse me if this posting sounds too harsh. I only want to be sure that you understand that you must ask editors if they wish to sign their names as Approval nominators. Best regards, Milton Beychok 02:52, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Sekhar, as Milton has stated, please make sure you have an editor's permission to put their name on the metadata template, or better, yet, let them put it there themselves. Use the talk pages to bring everyone together and agree to approve the same version. The date on the template says tomorrow (17th), so you might still have some time to get their input, but otherwise, you need to remove their names and wait till you have three editors endorsing that particular version. Make sense? You wouldn't want someone putting your name on a version of the article that you did not read, right. D. Matt Innis 02:58, 17 January 2009 (UTC)/constable

Good morning (here), Sekhar. I saw your note to Milton Beychok. I see what you were trying to do! Hopefully, you now see what to do - leave a message on those editors' talk pages and invite them to take a look and see if they might be ready to approve the article. You can also use the mailing lists to see if you can get others to take a look. When you all agree, then use the metadata template! I do appreciate your work and enthusiasm, so keep going and if you have any questions, do feel free to ask me on my talk page. D. Matt Innis 15:56, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Sekhar, Just to note that the approval process is not exactly transparent. It would be great if you have any ideas on how to make it more user friendly. Your NMR article looks great. Chris Day 16:21, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I have nominated it for approval today. Great job on the article. David E. Volk 18:01, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Becoming an editor

Hi Sekhar, you have some friends here that are wondering why you are not an editor. I would like to invite you to apply as an editor here. I can't guarantee anything, but I'd say you have a great shot and that would surely solve a lot of our Approval problems. D. Matt Innis 01:11, 20 January 2009 (UTC)/constable

Hello Sekhar, I second that and wish to encourage you to consider this small but possibly important step. --Daniel Mietchen 10:20, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
OK, I won't bother you with editorship for now but I'd like to read your opinion on labeling your article as "Liquid-state NMR spectroscopy" (or so) in the proposed MR scheme, with some portions remaining at NMR spectroscopy. Thanks, --Daniel Mietchen 18:50, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, when you get ready, do make sure and let me know and I'll point you in the right direction! D. Matt Innis 01:03, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Regarding the question from Daniel Mietchen
Seems OK. The article does make a few references to studies other than liquids/solutions, but it is basically about solution/liquid NMR spectroscopy and the title can be changed as suggested without changing the contents. Basically this was supposed to be an introduction to biomolecular NMR spectroscopy with details specific to biomolecules to be covered in a separated article, hence there was no reference to concepts considered essential for solid state NMR spectroscopy such as CP or Magic-Angle-Spinning. However, spectroscopy of proteins/nucleic acids is carried out in solution and not in the liquid state. Also, most applications of NMR spectroscopy, even in the case of small molecules, are carried out in solution - therefore 'solution NMR spectroscopy' may be slightly more appropriate. You may also call it 'high-resolution NMR spectroscopy' which would cover both solution and liquid state NMR spectroscopy, because most of the discussion in the article is applicable to both. The word 'high-resolution NMR spectroscopy' is sometimes used to distinguish studies of solution/liquids from those on solids/oriented systems where the primary concern is line-broadening.
If some of the contents have to be shifted, as proposed, it is also OK as the remaining article seems self-consistent, in the current state. However, too much fragmentation is not good. To the extent possible, it should not be necessary to refer to a second article, to understand the current article. However, if you need more details, it is nice to be able to go to other articles by following the links included in the current article. Some duplication of contents is probably beneficial in such cases. To sum up, fragmentation with some duplication, would probably be best. Sekhar Talluri 13:05, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
Didn't have time yet to do the move and necessary adjustments but hope to find it next week. So I shifted approval by one week. --Daniel Mietchen 03:49, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


I moved the article to the spelled-out name and created a disambiguation page, since there are several usages of the word "squid". In addition, I added a military intelligence application.

CZ generally tries to avoid abbreviations as article titles, although there are some legitimate exceptions, such as organizations known by their abbreviation more than their name (e.g., International Business Machines is now, legally, IBM Corporation), and some cases where the abbreviation deliberately has more than one meaning (e.g., MACV-SOG). Howard C. Berkowitz 20:34, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

My comment on Matt Innis' page

Hi, did you see my reply to your request to Matt? Hayford Peirce 19:01, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

I just did. Your suggestion is OK. Sekhar Talluri 19:07, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
I have just rejected your application, so now you can do it over. Thanks! Hayford Peirce 19:14, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Nuts! We have two solutions: one, that you submit a completely new application using, say, a middle initial as well as the rest of your name, or two, that I try to contact Matt Innis and see what he suggests doing. The duplicate name question actually came up two days ago and I tested the system: it wouldn't accept Hayford Peirce applying but it did accept Hayford Q. Peirce applying. If you did that, however, it would have consequences for your previous contributions etc. -- I know that we can *rename* accounts once they're created but I myself don't know exactly how. In any case, we can try doing it this way, or I can pepper Matt with messages and see what he has to say. Hayford Peirce 19:44, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks again! I tried SekharTalluri and it worked. However, reversing the order of first name and second name did not work.
Okay, good! I just checked, and your request is there, with a confirmed email address. Now you'll just have to wait for the editorial people to do their stuff, which may take a couple of days or so -- they're not being very quick these days! Hayford Peirce 19:59, 11 May 2009 (UTC)


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Welcome, new editor! We're very glad you've joined us. Here are pointers for a quick start. Also, when you get a chance, please read The Editor Role. You can look at Getting Started for other helpful introductory pages. It is essential for you as an editor to join the Citizendium-Editors (broadcast) mailing list in order to stay abreast of editor-related issues, as well as the mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. It is also important, for project-wide matters, to join the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and thank you! We appreciate your willingness to share your expertise, and we hope to see your edits on Recent changes soon. Larry Sanger 14:32, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi Sekhar, you'll find your bio information at the bottom of your User page. You might want to clean it up some, but leave the category information so that other will see that you are an editor. You can continue to use this account as an edotr account. If you have any problems, just let me know! D. Matt Innis 00:02, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. It seems a second account with user id "Talluri Sekhar" is also created, but I would prefer to continue with this account with user id "Sekhar Talluri".
I blocked the second account and deleted the user pages so no-one would get it mixed up. You should not be able to access it anymore. If you can, let me know! This account is the one that you should use. D. Matt Innis 23:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks again. However, I just checked the 'other' account, I can still log in as 'Talluri Sekhar'. I had some problem subscribing to the editors list as 'Sekhar Talluri' but that seems likely to be resolved. FYI, Talluri is the last name.
Can you still edit from the Talluri Sekhar account? Hopefully it won't let you "write" anything. D. Matt Innis 03:37, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, the Talluri Sekhar account is now blocked. The problem with the editors list is also resolved. Thanks for the help. Sekhar Talluri 14:28, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Properties of Materials


There is a discussion of materials properties and whether/how to incorporate them at CZ going on here:,3054.45/topicseen.html

Milton Beychok mentioned he was hoping you might join in...--David Yamakuchi 02:01, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

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.

Citizendium now has over 16,000 articles, with more than 150 approved by specialist Editors such as yourself, but our contributor numbers require a boost. We have an initiative called 'Eduzendium' that brings in students enrolled on university courses to write articles for credit, but we still need more Editors across the community to write, discuss and approve material. There are some developed Chemistry articles that could be improved and approved, and some high-priority Natural Sciences articles that we don't have yet. You can also create new articles via this guide, and contribute to some Chemistry pages that have been recently edited - or to any others on Citizendium, since you're a general Author as well as a specialist Editor. You may like to contribute to discussions in the forums, and might consider running for an elected position on the Management and Editorial Councils that oversee the project.

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 10:03, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi, and welcome back! I noticed that when you were updating your user page you removed the editor categories from your userpage. I assume this doesn't mean that you are resigning your editorship. To get them back, add the following:
[[Category:CZ Editors|Sekhar, Talluri]] [[Category:Chemistry Editors|Sekhar, Talluri]]
Thanks. John Stephenson 00:55, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
I put it in for you. I assumed that you were no longer "inactive" meaning now "active". D. Matt Innis 03:16, 17 November 2011 (UTC)