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I'm not sure redirecting your Marspedia user page to Lunarpedia is a good idea as it may lead to confusion when other Marspedia users click on the link. I also have other reasons to think it's not a good idea, but I'll refrain from mentioning those just yet as that site seems to getting off to a much slower start than expected. -- Mdelaney 22:16, 05 April 2007 (UTC)
Let me put it another way. I doubt anyone would have a problem with you using a link, regular or interwiki, along with a note saying
"I don't want to maintain 5 separate user pages, so contact me at my lunarpedia one".
I believe you could even do the same with the talk page. Then protect all the user pages and user talk pages apart from the ones you want to use. It's just the sudden jolt of a redirect that might be iffy. -- Mdelaney 13:28, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
I suppose we should make a template for doing just that. Mdelaney 14:22, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Ok, how about something like these?
|Template:User Lunarpedia.org||Template:User talk Lunarpedia.org|
|Template:User Marspedia.org||Template:User talk Marspedia.org|
-- Mdelaney 15:27, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Why did you hardcode the Eodictionary template to your page instead of making it an actual template? -- Mdelaney 01:12, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Not that it matters now that I've made some.
-- Mdelaney 01:53, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
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Would you believe I didn't even know about '~~~~'
Hey, did you notice I fixed the time so it reads UTC now?
-- Mdelaney 14:18, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
What's a bleb?
Hi Jarogers2001 - In answer to your question, I'm not sure that there is any formal definition for a "bleb" - it's basically synonomous with "grain" but with metals, like the nanophase iron in lunar soils, they are usually roughly spherical and so I think that "bleb" is basically a small "blob" IntrplnetSarah 21:35, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the Pointer
I think I have removed all unwanted signature stamps now. --Farred 16:00, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
I see from the edit history that you liked my "Sintered Brick Construction" article. Well it started out as a part of the "Roof Support" article and I recopied it. Now I would like to get rid of the excess copy in "Roof Support" in the best way. Should I just erase it? --Farred 01:08, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Sintered Regolith article
That was good work. After careful consideration I realize that my submission was somewhat disparaging of NASA. I should have known better. I think I still have substantial capacity for improvement in holding up a high standard for Lunarpedia. --Farred 19:53, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Using Oxygen Atmospheres
Certainly sintering regolith in an oxygen atmosphere has the potential to loose some oxygen, but oxygen is plentiful on Luna. Experimentation will show if there is benefit to ballance the cost. Some low partial pressure of oxygen could conceivably be found best for the process of sintering bricks. Hydrogen is scarce on Luna. Even if there are substantial deposits suitable for extraction I would not want to use it for anything so wasteful as rocket fuel. --Farred 14:00, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I do not know what aim or icq are, but do not tell me. I do not want to know. --Farred 16:52, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
No Offense Taken
I did not want to seem as though I were offended. All of this web posting is new to me. I generally do not like to be bothered with new gadgets like voice mail. I put up with some bother if it is usefull. I am in the process of obtaining some graphics for posting on Lunarpedia. Does the author need to reveal his identity in order to render the graphics in the public domain? The whole process is strange to me. --Farred 14:45, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement, but I never had any intention of seeking advice for preparing a political persuasion presentation of the glad-handing nature. I am constitutionally unable to do such things. I recognize glad-handing as someone might recognize a foreign language that one can not speak. I can generate ideas, but it must always be up to others to decide how and if these ideas move through the political process. Writing to my own congressman and senators and putting ideas on the internet is about as far as I can go in political participation. There are more ideas to come when I can get them into a firm condition. It takes time. I hope to give you something to think about. --Farred 02:48, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
3D Printer (metal color)
I looked at the suggested web page. The monomaniacal interest in industrial development is good. There seems to be an unrealistic expectation of ease of establishing a lunar base with people doing the work in person. The wire printer reminds me of rapid 3D modeling devices, wire feed metal spraying, general flame deposition, clay rope pottery, and wire aplied and worked into midevil armor. There is no machine for magically reproducing arbitrary 3D shapes in high strength metal to machine tolerances from metal stock input. I provide some references, because I know you like references.
clay rope pottery http://library.thinkquest.org/J002046F/artwork.htm
wire feed metal spray http://www.thermalspray.org/site_wireflame.asp
vacuum chamber for thin film solar cells http://energy.ca.gov/pier/portfolio/Content/06/EISG/Atmospheric%20Plasma%20Deposition.htm
ceramic parts manufacture with flame deposition http://www.priorartdatabase.com/IPCOM/000018591/
useful structures made by flame deposition http://www.ntsi.org/procs/Nanotech2007v1/5/T80.903
- I messed up the category tree and do not know how to fix it. The "Structural Engineering" article should be titled "Lunar Cement" and it should be in a new subcategory "structural Engineering" under "Infrastructures". The "Nnulcear Power" article has one too many n's in the title. I do not know how to get at it. --Farred 03:33, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
I moved Nnuclear power to Nuclear Power. All you have to do to move a page is click the "move" tab at the top, then type in the new page name and the reason for the move. The old page name will be retained as a redirect to the newly named page. However, links to that article will not change, and neither will old redirects. T.Neo 06:53, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
- I've removed the redirect generated from fixing the Nuclear Power typo. Just checking in gentlemen (Until my internet connection is sorted out). I will raise the OLA/false advertising question the next time I can get a hold of the lunarpedia admins. Kudos to you all for all of your effort. - Jarogers2001 04:52, 7 October 2008 (UTC)