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BR vs WBR[edit]

Thank you for your efforts. Since I and probably others are only dimly aware of the technical aspects supporting Wikipedia, people like me really rely on the good efforts of folks like you. --Smokefoot (talk) 09:21, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Glucoraphanin.png[edit]

Glucoraphanin.png

Hello. The picture you made of glucoraphanin shows a double bond between the rightmost sulfur atom and the oxygen. The non-planarity implies a lone pair on the sulfur. In that case, the sulfur atom has ten electrons around it. In fact, there should not be a double bond between the sulfur and the oxygen, but rather, the sulfur should have a formal charge of +1 and the oxygen a formal charge of −1, with a single bond between them (see Sulfoxide). Can you fix this? Eric Kvaalen (talk) 12:08, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Eric Kvaalen, citing from the Graphical representation standards for chemical structure diagrams (IUPAC Recommendations 2008)1: Functional groups containing sulfur, selenium, and tellurium are also preferably depicted with normal single and double bonds and without the addition of extra formal charges, even though such representations will violate the octet rule. The same formalism is used in the recent Blue book from 2013. Therefore in this moment I am not considering to apply the suggested change. Even through I understand and share your sense for precision and correctness. Regards, —Mykhal (talk) 18:08, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I have just read your link. They explain the problem with the nitro group, and they say that in that case one should use formal charges (or else just write NO
2
). But then they give no explanation or justification why they go the other way with phosphorus and the chalcogens! People of the world, rise up! Eric Kvaalen (talk) 10:07, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
I agree it seems like inconsistency and tradition. I think one explanation why nitro group notation with two N=O bonds is unacceptable is because it would mean octet rule violation for 1st/2nd periodic table row element, which really is unacceptable, because there are no d-orbitals involved, only s and p. I guess you should be consistent in your fight and promote this single-bond-and-charges-only notation also for e.g. inorganic sulfates, phosphates, etc.. which would then look really wild :) —Mykhal (talk) 11:13, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
(please note that the last sentence is an example of irony) —Mykhal (talk) 17:04, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

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My silly mistake[edit]

The self-link was rightly reverted... what was I thinking? Andrewa (talk) 19:05, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Oh, admin. I am somewhat sorry for slightly rude action. If the the page contained no info about the alternate self-link name, it could be done little bit more systematically – creating red link by deleting the redirection page. But it contains some info.. so it's debatable what's the right thing. —Mykhal (talk) 19:22, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
That I'm an admin is irrelevant... sorry if I scared you. I stuffed up. We all do at times. Didn't check the preview adequately. I see no rudeness. Thanks for being so collaborative, it's very encouraging! Andrewa (talk) 19:47, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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Bot request (and block)[edit]

I don't think you made the request properly; you created the subpage, but you also have to add a link to it to the main page. There are directions at WP:BOTREQ, but if you need help let me know.

I've changed the block reason, as it wasn't spamming. But I left the block in place, both because the blocking admin didn't want to unblock (and I didn't feel like arguing), and because you don't really need it unblocked unless the bot request is accepted, in which case an unblock is easy. --Floquenbeam (talk) 03:37, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice, I have then made the missing step of the bot request. Regarding to the block reason, there's still ".. for adding spam links." on the bot's talk page, unfortunately, hardcoded into that semi-HTML infobox. Mykhal (talk) 07:20, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

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Asana Sanskrit[edit]

Hi Mykhal, if you'd like to tidy up some more Sanskrit, there are other yoga asanas at Category:Asanas that are awaiting your attention! All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:13, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

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Sri squared[edit]

I liked your comment there: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Sri#Sri_count_(108,_1008,_...)_madness

See my addition thereto. Less is more. Zezen (talk) 09:10, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

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Curious edit[edit]

I noticed you added the fact that the sample Version 10 QR code is in capital letters, but why only that one? Why not add that comment to all the examples? Or is it even necessary? As all QR codes can contain only capital (or upper case) letters as is stated in the table just above the examples. Just wondering why that one is so special.  :-) Thanks! WesT (talk) 18:59, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

This is the only one with all-capital letter text encoded. Better ask the person who encoded upper-case text into that image. I considered a just note after the text instead of correcting the actual text, that would look ugly and rude. Regards, —Mykhal (talk) 19:28, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
… Oh, I'm sorry for the inconvenience; after re-reading your post carefully: I did not notice the claim about inability to encode lowercase characters. I am not currently able to verify that claim, anyway it's not related to all modes, as stated. All QR encoders I have used were able to encode text case-sensitively, and of all images in that "gallery" only that one decodes to uppercase text. Regards, —Mykhal (talk) 19:46, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Interesting...I hadn't tried to scan any of them, just assumed that all were encoded as uppercase (per other places in the article). I know when I scan a QR leading to a webpage it _seems_ to be lowercase, but I assumed (again) that it was due to the application knowing that all websites are lowercase and converting before using it. I'll have to check it out more. Thanks again! WesT (talk) 21:37, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

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