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Got something to say to me? This is the place. Jonpin

The proposed merger of smoot with list of strange units of measurement does not make sense. The two pages are not duplicates; i.e. they are not two separate articles on the same topic. The existence of a page that lists strange units of measurement is no reason why there should not be separate articles on those strange units. To regard the smoot as something of interests merely because it is a strange unit of measurement misses the point. It is of interest because it is a part of MIT lore, not because it is a strange unit of measurement. No one looking for MIT lore who is unfamiliar with this unit is going to think of looking at list of strange units of measurement. Michael Hardy 20:03, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Base hit[edit]

According to the scoring rules, reaching on catcher's interference or because of obstruction do not result in the crediting of base hits. Catcher's interference counts as no time at bat and no hit for the batter, and an error on the catcher. Obstruction that allows the batter to reach first base is also no time at bat and no hit, and it's an error against the fielder who obstructs.

You are correct that a hit is credited when a batter reaches first and another runner is hit by the batted ball, putting that runner out for interference.

I'm deleting reference to catcher's inteference and obstruction. CharlieZeb 01:40, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Wikinews demo up and running[edit]

Hi!

I'm writing to let you know that the Wikimedia Board of Trustees has approved the first stage of the Wikinews project. There's now a fully operational English demo site at demo.wikinews.org. This will be used for experimenting with various review models and basic policies before the site is launched officially in about a week. demo.wikinews.org will become the English version later.

You voted for the Wikinews project, so I'm asking for your participation now. Everything is open, nothing is final. What Wikinews will and can be depends in large part on you. There already is a global Wikinews mailing list for discussing the project. If you are interested at all, please subscribe -- coordination is of key importance. There's also an IRC channel #wikinews on irc.freenode.net. Realtime discussion can help to polish up articles.

If you're looking for something to do, check out the articles in development and articles in review. Or start a new story in the Wikinews workspace, or ignore the proposed review system - it's up to you. I hope you'll join us soon in this exciting experiment.--Eloquence* 02:00, Nov 17, 2004 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

I notice that you marked a substantial edit on William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition as minor. Please do not mark an edit as minor that is not minor, as defined in Wikipedia:Minor edit. Thanks! Lowellian (talk)[[]] 09:19, Dec 12, 2004 (UTC)

Putnam[edit]

Greetings! Looking at the Putnam exam article and talk, noticed your query -- yes, I took it. Hm. I think it was evil, except for A1, and several problems I wish I had more time to look at. (That said, I submitted four problems; I'll be happy if I got full credit on one.) Mindspillage 22:13, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Current sports events[edit]

The rationale is that the first people editing the page each day tend to use the Day-Month-Year format, and many of the upcoming events (which mostly are outside NA) get entered first in Day-Month format - then later, someone else comes along to make it consistent with the Month-Day-Year format. It just seemed sensible to change it to the format that gets used first each day, as that should give rise to fewer inconsistencies going forward. jguk 10:37, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Mexico in WC '06[edit]

Good catch on the Mexico thing. I was so certain that they had already secured a spot that I even went to check. Must have gotten my wires crossed...Thanks. Regards, Redux 21:34, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

Ah, so that was it. I probably read that Mexico was "virtually" qualified, but then forgot all about the virtually part. Thanks again, good to know that I wasn't so completely out of the loop. Regards, Redux 22:04, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

Baseball on Wikicities[edit]

Hello Jonpin, Googie Man here and I want to ask you something as a fellow baseball fan on Wikipedia. Jimbo and Angela have made a new webstie called Wikicities. This link in particular will take you to the baseball Wikicity. As you'll see it's similar to Wikipedia, but my hope is this will allow baseball fans to do more and different things, like reporting on games, in depth statistics, create mulitple pages for pictures, and whatever else baseball fans care to create. You've done great work on Wikipedia and I was hoping you could help get this baseball Wikicity off the ground. Please let me know what you think either at my talk page, or you can email me at terry@wikia.com. Thanks! Googie Man(Talk), 17:00, 6 January 2006 (UTC).

WC Template[edit]

Well if we copy current content directly into WC 2006 page and rename the template 'wc qualifying tiebrakers' then it might be ok... Robdurbar 13:51, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Full rankings on FIFA world cup[edit]

I'm sorry that all the hard work you must have put into this was deleted. Adding league tables for competitions which were not league-based (and where teams played different numbers of games) is inherently misleading, don't you think? --Guinnog 10:24, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Analyses sites question[edit]

Howdy! I noticed that you added Electoral-vote.com and Election Projection to the Non-partisan analyses section of United States Senate elections, 2006. I made a couple of changes to your additions and put a question on the Talk page about whether to keep them or not. If you could drop by and explain the additions, that'd be great. The only one I have concerns about is Election Projection, but since my knowledge of this site is that it seems to be a partisan site (towards the Republican spectrum) and that it's a blog, my opinion on the matter could be easily swayed towards keeping it. --Bobblehead 15:10, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

WUSTL Project[edit]

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Hello, I noticed you've made edits to WUSTL articles or that you are in some way connected to Washington University in St. Louis. I thought you might want to become a member of Washington University in St. Louis WikiProject . We've recently built the project page and started a drive to improve articles in the WUSTL series. Please take a look to edit an article or add one of your own. Once an article's status has been agreed upon, feel free to stop by and lend a hand in getting it to featured article status. Hope you can participate!
--Lmbstl 12:11, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

NFL draft order[edit]

Jonpin--the tiebreakers used to determine which teams make the playoffs are not the same tiebreakers used to determine the draft order. See 2007 NFL Draft. Samer (talk) 03:42, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I found a semi-official source (BuffaloBills.com) that says it is divisional/conference tiebreakers after record/SOS. On the flip side, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution [1] has an article claiming the 3-way tie at third has already been broken, but, if it were broken the way they say, the tie last year would not have needed a coin flip. Samer (talk) 12:20, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Madseason.jpg[edit]

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2011 NFL Draft[edit]

I did have a source that was updating as games were going final and it still had Cincinnati picking 3 and Buffalo picking 4. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JerseyDevil26 (talkcontribs) 01:37, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

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