User talk:Eric M Gearhart/Archive 1

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OS X article

You have tagged the Mac OS X article with:

Article status External article: from another source, with little change Underlinked article? Yes Basic cleanup done? No

The article was started from scratch and most of it has been written by citizendium authors, only some parts are from Wikipedia.

Thanks! --Rion 08:42, 1 April 2007 (CDT)

Forum post

note: the forum post he's talking about is here

Hi Eric, Just saw your note in the fourms. I hope CZ can be a richer experience for you. That's why I'm here too and hopefully more will follow us here. Chris Day (Talk) 10:59, 1 April 2007 (CDT)

Welcome your help with Computer article rewrite

Eric, Nice to meet you here in Citizendium. I welcome your help and your feedback; I'll probably post the new article draft today. So get in there and edit as it needs--we can communicate about it on the Discussion page. (An aside--I see you're in Baghdad and so I'll worry about you but I wish you the very best. I, and most people I know, regret the war and hope to see the troops out of there soon but support our troops completely).

The User:Pat_Palmer/Computer draft is no where near ready now; my current thinking is it may take about two weeks given my other commitments. I would appreciate your working on a section--a good choice would be the feedback cycle of rapid development which gave rise to a whole industry of software and hardware companies around the world. Just dig right in.Pat Palmer 08:15, 6 April 2007 (CDT)

Computer author

Yeah, I know what you mean. It seems like you and I are doing just about all the work for the computer category. --Joshua David Williams 11:46, 6 April 2007 (CDT)

I need to learn how to use the workgroup pages. How did you get to that URL? --Joshua David Williams 14:55, 6 April 2007 (CDT)
Alright, I removed the welcome message (I accidentally deleted the template the first time though LOL!!). Thanks for the tips ;) --Joshua David Williams 15:10, 6 April 2007 (CDT)


Hi Eric! Good job on moving Beowulf Cluster. I saw you asked if it should be speedydeleted. Actually, if we move it (rather than cut and paste), the page history will go with it, so that is the way to really do it. Since only constables can do that for now (to avoid vandalism), all you have to do is call on me and I will be glad to do it for you. Otherwise email and tell them what article needs moving or deleting. Keep up the good work! --Matt Innis (Talk) 11:39, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

I looked at it and you did fine, there were only a few edits anyway (most were constables), so everything looks good on this one. Lets leave it the way it is... However, could you add the CZ:The Article Checklist to the talk page and begin that process so it doesn't get deleted for me. Any articles that you see without it, add it! Thanks. --Matt Innis (Talk) 11:51, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

John Calhoun

Hello! Thanks for editing the article John Calhoun, I noticed you add the category of "topic informant" to the article. However, I thought the category is for living persons and existing corporations, while John Calhoun is long dead and is a historical figure. Can you explain it please? Thank you! --Yi Zhe Wu 12:01, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Hey, thanks, and Yes I believe you can say it's written "from scratch", but although I didn't import anything, I did paraphrase several facts and sentences from different places, including Wikipedia and the sources I listed. I don't know if that count as CZ:Live, what's the rule on this? Yi Zhe Wu 12:16, 8 April 2007 (CDT)
Thank you for adding it to CZ:Live. I've just added the two missing sources for two facts, one is used by Wikipedia for the Henry Clay's compromise of 1833, another for the "exposition and protest" written by Calhoun. Cheers! Yi Zhe Wu 13:16, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Nintendo Entertainment System

Re: Your message on my talk page. Ask and ye shall recieve! Actually, if you check out my user page, you'll see it's on my list of articles to create, and it shouldn't take me long. My current effort, currently open in one of my browser windows, is on creating a starting article on Discordianism. Michael MacNeil 13:21, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Ha, regrettably, I'm a bit spread out. I like philosophy and religion, so I'm going to write articles on Discordianism, Aristotle, Scientology, etc. But I can knock something up on the NES soon that we can all add to. I already placed myself in the Computers workgroup, of course. Michael MacNeil 13:27, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Sander ship articles

Thanks for the great contributions you've made to the historical side of CZ, however please add the Article Checklist to the articles you've created, and also please add the appropriate category tags to the main article. The ship articles you've uploaded should probably be in [[Category:CZ Live]], [[Category:History Workgroup]] and [[Category:Military Workgroup]] --Eric M Gearhart 13:21, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Retrieved from ""

Please look at USS Alamance (AKA-75) and its talk page, and let me know if this is how it should be. Louis F. Sander 14:18, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Re: Manufacturers section of CPU

Lists of anything in articles are generally ugly style. What's more, when there are a lot of notable items one could add to such a list, keeping it trimmed down to a reasonable size becomes a messy editorial decision. I'm pretty sure that several of the major CPU designers are already linked within the text of the article, which (IMHO) is sufficient. As for breaking it into sub-sections, I don't know. I wrote that article so I obviously am biased as to its current state. I'm not totally familiar with exactly how CZ's editing guidelines have evolved since I last checked, but I would argue that the article IS a pretty high-level overview (I had to trim a lot of things out that I wanted to cover). In any case, I'm not the person to ask and I'd seek other peoples' opinions before splitting the article. -- Matt Britt 16:16, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Eric, Eric, Eric.

Happy Eastre! You did not get this link from me. --Joshua David Williams 16:53, 8 April 2007 (CDT)

Hehe. I sent him an e-mail last night suggesting that I could get 1 point for not being named Eric :P --Joshua David Williams 10:50, 9 April 2007 (CDT)

praise for Linux and Linux kernel effort

I appreciate the work you and Joshua David Williams are pouring into the Linux pages. It is my intention to help out; however, I'm about to have to "go away" and dive into real work for two or possibly three weeks. So please don't be discouraged if I'm unresponsive. Wanted to let you know that I expect to be back.Pat Palmer 04:49, 9 April 2007 (CDT)


Yeah, pretty cool, eh? lol. Robert Tito said it needs at least two more computer editor signatures. Do you know of any others that are active? --Joshua David Williams 13:50, 10 April 2007 (CDT)


Eric, please see this. When you are finished with it, please remember to put the speedydelete template on it. Thanks. --Matt Innis (Talk) 17:40, 10 April 2007 (CDT)

Tecum Umam

Thanks for your edit on Tecum Umam but I think you misunderstood my presentation of the legend. That paragraph is my own synthesis and paraphrasing of several slightly different versions of the same legend. I reverted your change, but please do feel free to add (or subtract) elsewhere in the article. --Joe Quick (Talk) 18:24, 11 April 2007 (CDT)

Approval process for Linux article

I see that Pat Palmer had some concerns over the first section, so I sent him a separate message. I'll look over the article and add any comments to the talk page. At first glance, it looks fairly solid. Greg Woodhouse 21:07, 11 April 2007 (CDT)


Please see Image:MOS_6502.jpg. You have to be much more careful with documentation, please. Stephen Ewen 21:21, 11 April 2007 (CDT)

See my comments on the image's talk. Stephen Ewen 04:39, 12 April 2007 (CDT)