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Again, welcome! - UtherSRG 14:52, 18 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Hi Dmb0000006, thanks for contributing to the various biology articles. You probably should look at our naming conventions and Manual of Style, to make sure you create articles that use the proper wikipedia format. For example, please don't forget to actually include and bold the name of the article in the article itself. Also, please consider adding content to existing articles if they are already related (e.g. genome and genetic makeup) rather than writing a one sentence article, which is unlikely to be expanded. If you do write a short article, which is likely to be expanded, please note it as a stub article, by including the message {{msg:stub}} at the end of the article. Thanks. --Lexor|Talk 00:58, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Did you just invent this "spliceome" term? Stewart Adcock 22:51, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Actually I have heard it (but it should be spelled spliceosome) used in bioinformatics, it gets Google hits if it's correctly spelled [1]. It perhaps doesn't warrant a complete article to itself, however. --Lexor|Talk 23:01, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Hmm, I have to correct myself. The spliceosome is the the actual molecule that does the splicing, but the spliceome is the set of all alternative splices. I suggest that spliceome redirect to spliceosome, and incorporate that material into a new section in spliceosome. --Lexor|Talk 23:37, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Great that you learn something! Cheers, Dan. --Dan 19:11, 11 May 2004 (UTC)

Could you hold off on pages like 'Ashley Bolser' please? Thanks, Mark Richards 18:16, 11 May 2004 (UTC)

Hi there - I was communicating - let me know if I deleted something in error, and I'll put it back if there was useful content, Yours, Mark Richards 18:20, 11 May 2004 (UTC)
    • I suggest you use subpages to create promotional pages for your friends and family as the ones you made are likely to be deleted, since they don't comply with WikiPedia's policy. Subpages can be made simply by linking like this [[User:Dmb000006/Page_name]]. You could also point them to theFAQ.

Sincerely, MGM 18:30, May 11, 2004 (UTC)

Sorry guys, you can probaly tell I am a newbie. I was creating a page for my brother (the Ashley Bolser) which was just to give him some fun and let him see what wiki is all about. Thanks for being patient with me. --Dan 19:11, 11 May 2004 (UTC)

No worries - just let someone know if you want to do something like that, and we can advise a way to do it that will no get deleted. Have fun! Mark Richards 19:25, 11 May 2004 (UTC)

Ashley Bolser & Wikipedia:Speedy deletions[edit]

Hi. I copied the following from Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. -- Chris 73 | Talk 08:19, 12 May 2004 (UTC)

Copy from Wikipedia:Speedy deletions

  • I made a demonstration page for my brother who is an expert in Direct Marketing. I sent him the link, and added a link to 'his' page Ashley Bolser to give him an idea of what wikki is. Pleas don't delete these pages, as he will add appropriate content. (p.s. If it makes a difference he is currently the only Ashley Bolser in the world! --Dan 18:11, 11 May 2004 (UTC)
    • What's going on? I am not being given a fair trial!
      • May I suggest you make the page under your user page, e.g. User:Dmb000006/Ashley Bolser. The articles in the main space are not to be used for personal messages, so the deletion of "A man, A plan, A canal, Ashley Bolser!" was justified. -- Chris 73 | Talk 00:03, 12 May 2004 (UTC)


What programme was the word used on? Mgm|(talk) 21:32, Dec 21, 2004 (UTC) Thanks for the quick reply. I'll pass the info about Scilebrity on the people on VfD .

In your preferences (see the top bar in the monobook skin), there is an option "your nickname (for signatures)". I put the following code in there: [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm]]|<sup>[[User talk:MacGyverMagic|(talk)]]</sup> which results in my current signature.

Hope that helps. Mgm|(talk) 18:59, Dec 22, 2004 (UTC)

Don't sweat it. I'm sure I copied from someone else. :) Please note, I changed the code above, something seems to be screwed up with my sig lately. [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 08:24, Dec 23, 2004 (UTC)
The new Mediawiki software adds the extra coding to your signature, remove it from your preferences ([[User:Name| and the closing ]]) and you're all set. Mgm|(talk) 08:43, Dec 23, 2004 (UTC)

TEST... --[[User:Dmb000006|Dan|(talk)]] 15:00, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST2... --Dan|(talk) 15:01, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST3... --Dan|(talk) 15:06, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST4... --Dan|(talk) 15:07, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST5... --[[User:Dmb000006|Dan|(talk)]] 15:11, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST6... --Dan|(talk) 15:11, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST7... --Dan|(talk)]] 15:12, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST8... --Dan]]|(talk) 15:13, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST9... --Dan|User_talk:Dmb000006 15:15, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST10... --Dan|User_talk:Dmb000006 15:16, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST11... --Dan fubu User_talk:Dmb000006 Thing 15:17, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST12... --Dan fubu User_talk:Dmb000006 Thing User_talk:Dmb000006 15:19, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)

TEST13... Unlucky for some... I just worked out what was going on... sigh.

--Dan|(talk) 15:53, 24 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Spell Checker Poem[edit]

FYI, you should probably cite the source of the spell checker poem, which was originally written by Jerrold H. Zar. --Alan Au 18:33, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

Request for edit summary[edit]

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amino acids image[edit]

Dmb, I had a thought about your Image:Amino Acid Property Venn Diagram.png. If you want to work on it some more, I'd suggest that you check out the Venn diagram at Psychoactive drug, written by User:Thoric - he's made an absolutely incredible diagram for classifying drugs. -- stillnotelf has a talk page 19:18, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikiventory link on Ontology...[edit]

WWikiventory is NOT a Wikimedia foundation project. It's an indepdent effort...

In relation to where it does run...- It's on an indepdent server,
if you want to know in more tech detail ask robchurch. ShakespeareFan00 15:17, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:Funktopian freedom flag.jpg[edit]

The image was deleted because of licensing, deleted images cannot be retrieved. This occurred on 29th December 2005, it had been tagged as lacking a source since 19th March 2005. --pgk(talk) 14:59, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

You are right the text of the discussion did make the license status clear: "The licence of this image has yet to be worked out by Lenny and Dan (essentially Dan stole this image without permission). Hopefully Lenny will find time to read this... and make some kind of decision about licensing... " --pgk(talk) 15:02, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:Amino Acid Property Venn Diagram.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Rory096 21:40, 3 May 2006 (UTC)


Moved from your user page:

Hi Dan, My emails returned that were sent to your German email. Can you tell me the present one? Jong —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Copyright status of MetaBase[edit]

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Hi, I sense your frustration, but please understand that Wikipedia has to take copyright issues very seriously. The easiest thing for you to do is probably to license your website under the GFDL in addition to the BioLicense. Also, keeping in mind that we're all volunteers here and there is no general systemic copyright patrol, whenever you copy text from your website to Wikipedia, you should make a note on the article's talk page explaining how it is licensed. Finally, you should be sure to review Wikipedia's conflict of interest policy. I'm not saying, I'm just saying. Also, please be civil in your dealings with other editors and don't expect them to be able to know what you are thinking. That's what the talk pages are for. Cheers! -- But|seriously|folks  07:10, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to MCB[edit]

Hi there, welcome to the project. If you have any questions or need help with things, just drop me a note on my talk page. All the best, Tim Vickers 15:51, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

I've made a proposal (link)on the MCB talk page that might help with Metabase. Tim Vickers 18:29, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

your jokes[edit]

-phob-‎:Please don't add nonsense to wikipedia. `'Míkka 17:05, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

My reply was... "FYI it isn't a joke, but I cannot verify the source. In case you didn't know 'Fortuna' was the Greek god of gambling, hence 'fortunophobia'. Still, I see why you removed this. --Dan|(talk) 10:12, 21 October 2007 (UTC)"

AfD nomination of -omics[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, -omics, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/-omics. Thank you. Superm401 - Talk 06:48, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Template:Wikiproject MCB[edit]

Thanks for the heads up. Should be working fine now. If it doesn't work right away, click the refresh link to purge the page cache. – ClockworkSoul 16:09, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi, again Dmb! I saw your comment about how difficult it was to find directions on how to rate an acticle. Sorry about that... it was a bit of an oversight. I went and added a link to the template page, which gives a pretty good overview. From there you can also find links to how the scales themselves are defined. How that helps! – ClockworkSoul 16:22, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Defective_by_design.y-pod.jpg[edit]

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Payola (band)[edit]

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Another editor has added the {{prod}} template to the article Payola (band), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the editor doesn't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and has explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia or discuss the relevant issues at its talk page. If you remove the {{prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. BJBot (talk) 10:59, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

The bot only leaves a notice of the deletion, the prod was added by an IP. BJTalk 19:32, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Hi there, MySpace links are normally considered a bit dodgy and if you're trying to establish the notability of the band, you're probably better leaving them out for the moment. Websites made by bands aren't generally accepted as ways to show that they are notable - you need to find independent sources instead. You may be able to add the MySpace link in later, once the article has developed more substantial content. For now, can you find anything to show that the band is notable? At the minute, you haven't done so. Have they had substantial coverage in independent media? Have they had major chart success or won significant awards or accolades? Are they signed to a major label? Is there anything else you can write, to show that the band is well known, or notable? You're better off putting your efforts into answering these questions in the article than providing links to the band's own advertising on MySpace. Let me know if I can give you any more help with this. Cheers, Papa November (talk) 23:52, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi Dan! Are you the same Dan who edits in PDBWiki? I am asking because the idea of PDBWiki seems rather questionable to me. In some way, there is already a partially annotated PDB, and that is PDBsum. In addition, PDB is enormously redundant. One should make annotations of proteins or protein domains rather than individual PDB files, which leads to databases like Pfam, UniProt and SCOP. So, one should try to improve annotations in these databases, rather than in original PDB. This is just a friendly comment; maybe that helps. Cheers,Biophys (talk) 16:06, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Payola (band)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Zombie Zombie (band)[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Zombie Zombie (band) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article, which appears to be about a real person, individual animal(s), an organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content, does not indicate how or why the subject of the article is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

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You may want to read the guidelines for specific types of articles: biographies, websites, bands, or companies.  -- WikHead (talk) 21:53, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

See also Template:Infobox musical artist  -- WikHead (talk) 22:24, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Cheers mate. Forgot how to use the album templates too :( --Dan|(talk) 22:34, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
I really think you should read WP:MUSICBIO before trying to make any more infoboxes, and if it still seems like a good idea, perhaps it would be best to use the Wikipedia:Article wizard to create your article(s) as user-space draft(s), rather than sandboxing in main name-spaces. Good luck.  -- WikHead (talk) 23:37, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks for taking the time, --Dan|(talk) 23:46, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Frank face 80px.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject NIH[edit]

Greetings. I was looking at WikiProject NIH and it appears to be pretty inactive. Since you and one other are the only apparently active members I wanted to ask. Kumioko (talk) 01:59, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of MetaBase for deletion[edit]

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