User talk:Milton Beychok/Archive 12

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Hi Milt:

I will not be available for the Writeathon, but I think Venn diagram is a great candidate article because it is such a generally used idea. It can be supplemented with examples and the history of the concept. Maybe you could be persuaded to sponsor it in my absence? John R. Brews 17:36, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. Milton Beychok 21:20, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Officially thanking Milt

Hi, Milt -- the Editorial Board would like to officially thank you for all the effort and expertise that you put into your job as Editorial Personnel Manager. The EC motion about this is at, and if you check the Recent Changes in the Forum you will find two entries about this, as well as the official notice on the EC page of the CZ wiki.

Once again, many thanks! The Secretary of the Editorial Council, Hayford Peirce 14:52, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Me, too, Milt. I'd like to thank you as well. You've done a yeoman's job and I miss you already! D. Matt Innis 00:14, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks indeed, Milt, and also for your serving as treasurer. I hope this gives you some more time to concentrate on writing fine articles. --Daniel Mietchen 18:20, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Warmest thanks Milt; you've done a great job.Gareth Leng 10:05, 23 July 2011 (UTC)


If you are unsure of Johns intentions in correctly identifying copyright abuse on this site, then ask him (rather than undoing his edits without discussion). This is a wiki you know. David Finn 08:43, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

David, I am not a Biology editor nor am I a copyright lawyer. I am at a complete loss as to why you asked me to look into this matter. As for your statement of: "then ask him (rather than undoing his edits without discussion)", I find that quite offensive. Have you nothing better to do with your time? Milton Beychok 15:00, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Come on guys, I know tensions are high, but let's be nice, please? Robert W King 15:33, 8 August 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for having corrected my horrible mistake in Roman alphabet.--Domergue Sumien 11:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi Milt, I'ver removed your name from the EPA list. Hopefully, that will take care of it. Thanks for carrying us through the last couple tough years. We couldn't have done it without you! Take care of that back and your wife and I hope that returning to editing is a more stress relieving experience for you. If not, let me know! D. Matt Innis 00:36, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Some questions about the upcoming elections

Milt, I've replied on my talk page. Regards, Anton Sweeney 19:34, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

ASIMO approval

Hello Mr. Milton Beychok. Could you take a look at the article on ASIMO and see if it is fit for approval? I think some things could be rewritten in the latter sections about the New ASIMO and the All-new ASIMO . (Chunbum Park 02:48, 21 December 2011 (UTC))

Hi, Chunbum: I have briefly read the ASIMO article which is in the Robotics Workgroup and it strikes me as being exceedingly well written. I want to commend you for having produced such a very well written article.
I have also read our new Approvals Process (Regulation EC:R-2011-027) at here and I am confused as to whether or not I can start the Approval process. That new regulation states "Any Editor or Approval Manager may start the Approval process for an article." For example, does that mean that an Editor in the Agriculture Workgroup or the Linguistics Workgroup can start the Approval of an article in the Robotics Workgroup? That does not strike me as logical.
I am an Editor in the Engineering Workgroup and the Chemistry Workgroup ... but I am not an Editor in the Robotics Workgroup. Nor am I an expert in robotics. So I am not sure that I am entitled to start the Approval of an article in the Robotics Workgroup.
I think you should take this up with our Approvals Manager, Joe Quick ... and let me know what he says. Happy Holidays!! Milton Beychok 04:11, 21 December 2011 (UTC)e
I have started the process with a Call for review, as Chumbum could have done himself. Any Editor can accept this call if he thinks that the article is worth a thorough review. (I'll do this.) Then any Editor (with sufficient competence, but independent of Workgroup) can put his report (evaluating the article, or parts of the article) on the Approval subpage. Chumbum may add his report. Then Joe has to judge if these reports justify approval or not. --Peter Schmitt 01:15, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
If you want to make a comment go to ASIMO/Approval. --Peter Schmitt 01:24, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

New member

Hi Milt, I thought you might like to greet this new member. He looks promising for an engineering editor of at least a specialist. D. Matt Innis 00:06, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Featured article Volatility (chemistry)

Milt, Congratulations on a front page featured article Volatility (chemistry). I hope you're holding out OK these days. Henry A. Padleckas 21:39, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Boiling point/Draft

Milt, since you're one of the main writers of the Boiling point/Draft page, I must say that I expanded this page by adding two more sections, before it went through re-approval. I still would like to expand it a little further, including mentioning azeotropes and adding a new section on experimental "Boiling point determination" in a lab setting, which I have yet to write or even research. Henry A. Padleckas 00:23, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, Henry. I agree that a section on "Boiling point determination" in a laboratory setting would be useful. However, I think that azeotropes deserve a separate, stand-alone article. Milton Beychok 15:45, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Approval for ASIMO

Milton, since you had reviewed favorably ASIMO for approval, I took the liberty of including your name as supporting approval. I added Engineering and Computers as Categories for the article.

Any thoughts as to who to approach for additional reviewers/potential-supporters? Anthony.Sebastian 22:06, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Tony, if we have any active computer authors or editors, I would suggest contacting them. Other than that, I have no ideas. Milton Beychok 23:02, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Boiling point/Draft certified for approval, at last

Milton, I requested Matt replace the current Main Article.

Thank you for your patience.

Let me know what other of the articles you are main contributor you would like to have the approval process started.

Anthony.Sebastian 20:13, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks, Tony. Milton Beychok 06:20, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
I added the final diagram and notified A. Sebastian on his Talk page. Thanks for the heads up. Henry A. Padleckas 09:23, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Boiling point/Draft--Diagram

Milton, are you okay with updating the version for protection, re diagram changes by Henry A.? It does not have to be updated. Henry can continue working on the new draft. Anthony.Sebastian 02:28, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Tony, I am perfectly okay with Henry's diagram. Last night, I said that I was in agreement with including it in the current re-approval (see the "Approval mechanics" section of Talk:Boiling point/Draft) and I urged him to contact you as soon as he could, which he did. Milton Beychok 03:38, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Milt, Congratulations on Boiling point being re-approved and moved to the approved article mainspace. :-D In the meantime, I have written a new article for both WP and CZ called Missile vehicle here, but when I almost finished writing an explanation on the CZ Talk page, my Google Chrome window inexplicably disappeared, and I seemed to have lost that discussion. :-( I'll try rewriting again later when I have time. Henry A. Padleckas 03:43, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Rewritten. Henry A. Padleckas 09:01, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Missile vehicle

Milt, thank you for reviewing the Missile vehicle Metadata form and for uploading the latest Patriot missile image to CZ from WikiCommons. I think I will substitute substituted it for the present pic since it shows the vehicle better. It's my understanding that to transfer an image from WikiCommons to CZ, I first have to download it from WikiCommons to my personal computer memory, then to upload it back from my personal computer memory to CZ and "manually" transfer author's data/license to CZ. Henry A. Padleckas 09:01, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

That is the correct procedure, except I'm not sure what you mean by "manual" transfer of license. You merely select the same license as on WP (or as close to the same as possible) from the CZ upload Wizard. Also, don't forget to create the credit line. Milton Beychok 15:44, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Milt, you can see my response to User talk:Henry A. Padleckas#Another TOPOL-M photo if you wish. Also, nice job on the new BTX articles in CZ and WP. Henry A. Padleckas 16:37, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Would you want to initiate Approval Process or Air Resources Laboratory

Milton, CZ:Ready for approval lists Air Resources Laboratory. Let me know if and when you would like to initiate the Approval Process for that article.

I find article nicely organized and lucidly written. I liked the history section, and I would enjoy and learn more about our government's service in attending to air quality matters, the historical motivators raising air quality concerns by the government, the budget limit and how that compares to that of other government programs.

Random Thoughts

It's been two years since you last edited the article. Has the infrastructure (agencies and agency-relationship) changed at all during that period?

How does EPA work with ARL and/or NOAA? Does adding that information in any way help to enhance the article?

I noted that refs 2,3,4,6 require of the reader two or more steps to access the specified source; giving the specific source url should think would make it more efficient for the reader/student to get to the specific source cited, if they wanted to.

Writing about government agencies opens the writer to the opportunity for including many public-domain images. Personally I like to see the measuring apparatuses, how they analyze the data, controversies, how and how much do they report to the public. Could stand alone as an article, perhaps one among a named topic series: The Quality of Our Air. Say.

However you want to proceed, I am at your service in my capacity as Approval Manager, or if need be, as EC member.  Anthony.Sebastian 22:24, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Tony, please excuse my delay in replying to you. When I specified the status of the subject article as 1, I meant that I thought it was as completely developed as I was capable of making it so. However, I don't think the article should be considered for approval ... it just isn't that notable in my opinion.
Also, the website of NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory seem to have been revised extensively in the past few years ... that's why some of the references are no longer direct. I will fix that in the next few days. I will also update the article by re-writing parts of it. However, even after I have done those things, I still would not like to have the article considered for approval because I don't think it warrants that. Milton Beychok 17:15, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for that explanation, Milton. I will remove the title from CZ:Ready for approval, and you can replace it there whenever.
Speaking of the items listed in CZ:Ready for approval, are there any there (or not listed there) that you would want to start the Approval Process, remembering the process begins with only a 'call for review'. Anthony.Sebastian 21:42, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Milt for the Armstrong edits

Thanks so much for helping out with the Armstrong article. Mary Ash 04:21, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Steam generator#Comments so far

Milt, I'm impressed to see that you're still active in CZ. Please see Talk:Steam generator#Comments for my comments so far. I requested that you make the paragraph Move so that you will get credit, but if you don't do it, I will move myself. I will continue the review. I think I will have more comments later. Henry A. Padleckas 04:38, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Henry, I am not as active as you might think. In any event, as I have said at Talk:Steam generator#Comments, please feel free to make whatever changes you feel are needed in the nuclear section (including the image in that section). Milton Beychok 15:13, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Just dropping by

Hi Milt. I don't know if you remember me but I signed up here at CZ a few years ago. I was still in university but now have joined the workforce.

You were the one to welcome me and I just wanted to see if you're still around. I hope you're in good health.

Matt Arenas Mercado 12:32, 13 October 2014 (UTC)