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Barat Daya Islands[edit]

There is a discussion going on on Talk:Barat Daya Islands about which islands are part of the Barat Daya Islands and which are not. Since you are a major contributor to this article, I was wondering if you might be able to help. --Tjibbe I (talk) 22:39, 16 February 2011 (UTC) I think there is a mistake here. I am not aware of having contributed to this article. user: John MarksReply[reply]


The prediction by Marks EG and Marks JA (2010). "Newlands Revisited". Found. Chem. 12: 85–93. is not a reliable source to propose a new valence state of a chemical element, especially monovalent state of a lanthanide. Please reconsider. Materialscientist (talk) 11:36, 19 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"The metal can be cut with a knife, as it has a Mohs hardness of 2 to 3; it is malleable and ductile." says the physical description. I have 850g of thulium here and there is no way it can be cut with a knife; nor is it malleable nor ductile. User: John Marks

Fortescue and Itelmen[edit]

A few days ago you added a mention that Fortescue (1998) argues for a distant relationship of Haida with Itelmen.[1] I have a few questions about that: What does Fortescue specifically say about Itelmen? Does he reject or accept Itelmen as part of the Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages? Does he say something about why he thinks they may be related? Thanks. --JorisvS (talk) 10:30, 11 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fortescue (1998) seems to think that Itelmen may resemble the Chukchi-Koryak (Luorawetlan) language from long borrowing and asserts that, if there is a relationship between Itelmen and Luorawetlan, they are as remote from each other as Eskimo and Aleut and the separation is so old that borrowing cannot be discounted as the cause (pp. 39-40). But he opts, just, for a distant genetic relationship. He hedges his bets, however, and says (p. 21.) that there is evidence supporting the thesis that Itelmen is a divergent Wakash language long overlain with contact borrowings from Luorawetlan. He even hedges this, saying (p.210 et seq.) it may be a substratum effect and cites Wakash, Nivx, Haida and Tlingit (in decreasing order of likelihood) as the substratum language upon which Luorawetlan has been superimposed to produce Itelmen. John Marks

Terrell rotation[edit]

This page should obviously be renamed Lampa Effect.

July 2017[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm CambridgeBayWeather. Your recent edit to the page Cornwall Island (Nunavut) appears to have added incorrect information, so I have removed it for now. If you believe the information was correct, please cite a reliable source or discuss your change on the article's talk page. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 16:17, 14 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

October 2021[edit]

Information icon Hello, Johnmarks. We welcome your contributions, but it appears as if your primary purpose on Wikipedia is to add citations to research published by a small group of researchers.

Scientific articles should mainly reference review articles to ensure that the information added is trusted by the scientific community.

Editing in this way is also a violation of the policy against using Wikipedia for promotion and is a form of conflict of interest in Wikipedia – please see WP:SELFCITE and WP:MEDCOI. The editing community considers excessive self-citing to be a form of spamming on Wikipedia (WP:REFSPAM) and the edits will be reviewed and the citations removed where it was not appropriate to add them.

Finally, please be aware that the editing community highly values expert contributors – please see WP:EXPERT. I do hope you will consider contributing more broadly. If you wish to contribute, please first consider citing review articles written by other researchers in your field and which are already highly cited in the literature. If you wish to cite your own research, please start a new thread on the article talk page and add {{requestedit}} to ask a volunteer to review whether or not the citation should be added.

DMacks (talk) 01:14, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear DMacks Many thanks for your advice. Much appreciated. Foundations of Chemistry is the premier journal on the periodic table and other theoretical and philosophical issues in chemistry. I apologize if I appear to spam: it is the last thing I would wish to do. The paper concerned explains the critical role of Sommerfeld (1916) in bridging the gap between Mendeleyev and modern electronic forms of the periodic table. I assure you there will be no more such "self-promotion", but "Mendeleyev revisited" was certainly not intended in that light. In compensation, the "Newlands revisited" paper could be removed since "Mendeleyev revisited" refers to it and supersedes it.