User talk:Economist

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Hello, Economist, and welcome to Conservapedia!

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Thanks for reading, Economist!


Math Markup

Hi, Economist. I just wanted to further TK's comments about the math markup. For most simple things (e.g. numbers, subscripts, superscripts), you don't need math markup, just regular HTML (there are buttons for these in the edit bar). For more complicated things, or things like Greek letters, you need to enter math mode using <math> and exit it using </math>. Many LaTeX commands are straightforward to guess: Greek letters are \nameofletter, for example \kappa, \delta, or \Delta, which give . The commands are case sensitive as you can see. Other things you might want are:

  • \frac{num}{denom} which yields .
  • _ is subscript, ^ is superscript, and by default they only take one thing as argument, so if you want multiple numbers, use {} to denote the scope. Compare: \sigma_12 with \sigma_{12}: versus .
  • \lim_{x\to \infty} f(x) yields

Curly braces {} are used to denote the argument of a command.

Any other LaTeX questions, feel free to ask me. Also, when editing articles, make sure there are enough links to other articles where important topics are talked about. L'Hopital's rule was a little barren with just one link. -Foxtrot 05:55, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Thanks for the compliment, but...

While it's appreciated, I'd prefer that your remove that userbox if you don't mind. I like to contribute here in a low-key manner, and my viewpoints draw enough criticism without people thinking it's about attention-seeking or ego on my part. As long as I get to make my points without reversion or being blocked, I'm content, but it's nice to know that they are appreciated. --DinsdaleP 18:18, 16 February 2009 (EST)


May I kindly ask why you keep undoing my edits on the Talk page of the lecture. I have said nothing offensive I have simply pointed out some factual errors in line with the aim of this site's search for truth. Please clarify why you are trying to prevent this. RobertWDP 17:41, 24 February 2009 (EST)

I have replied on your talk page. --Economist 17:43, 24 February 2009 (EST)
There is nothing which I have posted which contravenes any rules of the site. Even if it were opinion, I have not actually posted on the actual article, and so have not violated the commandments. The POV of the site being conservative, Christian or YEC does not in any way affect the truth of any of my corrections to the facts. RobertWDP 17:47, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I would suggest you discuss your concerns with an administrator. --Economist 17:50, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I have no concerns over your removal of my posts as I have reinstated them and so I see no need for an administrator to intervene. My only concern is with the facts being correct in the educational material. RobertWDP 17:52, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Moving pages, consolidation.........

Here, as opposed to the mob-ruled Wikipedia, one is expected to ask and discuss what you have undertaken. I have wrongly assumed you knew that, it appears. --₮K/Admin/Talk 18:34, 27 May 2009 (EDT)


Hello, Economist

I have one article at

I have 47 articles at -- creation date March 3, 2008.

I have had several articles on conservative type issues deleted there, ie: the most recent, (Was titled How to "Argue That Life Did Not Begin in a Puddle").

How about Essay:Life Did Not Begin in a Puddle

Is real name optional? What is that about first name and middle initial?

Garshepp 23:25, 29 May 2009 (EDT)

GaryS v. Garshepp

That is GaryS vs. Garshepp. That's the difference?

My apologies. We had a wave of vandal attacks tonight and your account was created as it was taking place. You'll understand if we were a tad suspicious.
As for my own account - what makes you think my real name isn't E. Conomist? --Economist 23:49, 29 May 2009 (EDT)


Can you explain this in plain English? --Ed Poor Talk 11:38, 6 June 2009 (EDT)

Edit war

You're not allowed to revert another contributor's edits without giving a reason. First and only warning. --Ed Poor Talk 11:26, 18 June 2009 (EDT)

I detailed the reasons for my reversion of your rewrite on the article's talk page. My apologies for any misunderstanding. --Economist 17:20, 18 June 2009 (EDT)