User talk:JimR

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Hello, JimR, and welcome to Conservapedia!

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ṬK/Admin/Talk 16:30, 24 November 2009 (EST)

Got it. Thanks for your vigilance, Jim. We're hoping at least one or two of the people who come here from Colbert might contribute constructively. JacobB 00:41, 9 December 2009 (EST)


You are awesome, thanks for the heroic efforts. I will be recommending block rights for you.--Jpatt 13:06, 12 December 2009 (EST)

Happy to help! --JimR 13:20, 12 December 2009 (EST)

How was that trolling? The claims that were made were not facts, and were not supported by facts, so I said it needed citation. It even says that all claims must cited. I'm only following the rules.--Jselin 16:36, 15 December 2009 (EST)


Hi, Jim. I've heard of a project proposal within the scientific community to bypass traditional "peer review" and put articles of journal-level quality online right away. This would subject the articles to massive independent review in a public way.

It also sidesteps the censorship or spiking of really good and important findings which expose errors in theories which the general public has come to regard as mainstream. I recall reading this week an email from Michael Mann in which he boasted to a colleague that as a peer reviewer he was able to prevent an entire article from being published, merely on the grounds that it challenged AGW, rather than because of any specific problem with the article itself, or the methods or ideas of its author. --Ed Poor Talk 10:50, 18 December 2009 (EST)

Interesting! Another neat example, this one from math, is the recent Polymath project. They post open problems on a Wiki and large numbers of editors collaborate on them. Finding the best of the public in math is probably easier than in something like chess, as it's usually easy to see who has the correct idea, without regard for his standing. The first polymath event gave a much nicer proof of a well-known theorem and solved one open problem. It's probably not "the best of the public" per se, as most contributors are graduate students and professors, but it surely isn't "the best of the experts", and I think the principle here is the same. --JimR 11:05, 18 December 2009 (EST)
It's also like the massive public scrutiny given to new versions of Linux, using the principle that with hundreds of people checking for bugs they should be easy to find. --Ed Poor Talk 11:22, 18 December 2009 (EST)
Another good one! I can help with the free software stuff if there's anything you want assistance with (specific projects etc.). Be warned I'm a card-carrying member of the FSF (well, it's actually a bootable CD with membership info on it), but I'll try to keep out the bias! --JimR 11:44, 18 December 2009 (EST)
I'm a wholehearted supporter of FSF, to which I owe eternal gratitude since it made possible the GNU/Linux system, MySQL, and the MediaWiki software which facilitates this and other online encyclopedia projects. --Ed Poor Talk 11:49, 18 December 2009 (EST)

Nice job!

Well done translating Obadiah. Now I have a reason to work Old Testament/New Testament stuff into the CBP compilation! DouglasA 23:50, 19 December 2009 (EST)

Yeah, I thought it would be nice to have an OT book done, so perhaps it wasn't entirely a coincidence that I picked the shortest one.
Is there any way a script could help you compile your documents? I have the one that formatted all the tables and could just as easily throw something together to format the new translations to make your life easier, if there's anything that'd help. Let me know. --JimR 23:53, 19 December 2009 (EST)
Luckily, it's not necessary. I can copy the tables extremely neatly into excel, trim them, and then InDesign has fantastic find and replace formatting functions. DouglasA 00:02, 20 December 2009 (EST)

Talk:Poincaré conjecture

Take a look at what happened when I tried to add a footnote to the talk page - the same effect that we had on the Main Page a little while back. I've removed it, but take a look at the diffs. I made some sandbox style edits to see if there is a problem with Template:reflist, but I couldn't find any. Think you could take a look? JacobB 01:55, 23 December 2009 (EST)

  • It is a database problem, and I informed Webmaster of it a few days ago. Even the template reflist|2, will not format in two columns on some pages, others it appears to be okay. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 03:38, 23 December 2009 (EST)

Added privileges

Congratulations on the promotion! You can upload and night-edit and block now.--Andy Schlafly 22:58, 24 December 2009 (EST)

Congrats, Jim! I've expected you to get these rights for a while now. Nice work! JacobB 22:59, 24 December 2009 (EST)


Thanks for blocking the vandal. DanielPulido 12:09, 27 December 2009 (EST)

Sure thing, thanks for your vigilance in reverting him! Rest assured that he will get a longer ban tomorrow if he doesn't mend his ways. --JimR 12:12, 27 December 2009 (EST)


Hey, math person! Please take a look at Banach-Tarski Paradox and tell me what you think of the recent additions, let me know if there are any errors, omissions or required additions. Hopefully, we can remove the "i don't understand" tag now. JacobB 23:28, 4 January 2010 (EST)