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I'm on Wikipedia
« on: January 01, 2015, 11:17:25 pm »
It seems someone put me up on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Jones
Been there since October but first I've heard of it.
I've heard that people have tried a few times before but it's been removed, so no idea how they snuck me through this time.
I guess it needs some "secondary or tertiary sources" to stay around?
 

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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 11:26:15 pm »
Someone please edit it to include a reference to Dave's hobby of cross-dressing.   :-DD

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 11:32:08 pm »
Someone please edit it to include a reference to Dave's hobby of cross-dressing.   :-DD

Yes, I can just picture it when the haters get a hold of it  ;D
 

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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 11:36:05 pm »
Well, how do you feel?  :)
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 11:36:19 pm »
BTW< the person who pointed me to this wanted to know if it's possible to have a complete list of episodes on Wikipedia. I doubt it would be allowed.
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 11:59:47 pm »
A listing of episodes is allowed on wikipedia.
Lots of TV shows have them.

But they are not put on the main wiki page for the TV show.
They're on a separate page titled in the format..
"List of <showname> episodes"

You then link to that page from the main wiki page.

I guess its to keep the main page free from pages and pages of stuff.

eg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sanctuary_episodes
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015, 12:05:22 am »
A listing of episodes is allowed on wikipedia.
Lots of TV shows have them.

Yeah, but I was referring to to the importance of it. I've seen other list pages get removed because of that.
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 12:24:31 am »
It's all about the references. We need to build them up.
They are much less likely to remove stuff when they see it linking to already existing pages.

Now that there's a David L. Jones wiki page we have more options to get other things added.

Next step maybe getting you added here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_YouTube_personalities

I'm trying to find my old login for Wikipedia but am having trouble remembering it.
Creating a new account, then adding stuff, usually gets it deleted real fast.

If anyone else has an account and wants to try then here's some links to use for the references down the bottom
http://hackaday.com/tag/dave-jones/
http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-david-l.-jones
http://www.extech.com/instruments/press.asp?pressid=06072010

With a main page, and an entry on the YouTube_personalities page, an episode list page will have a few things to link to and will be more likely to stick.


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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 12:32:35 am »
Now that there's a Dave Johns wiki page we have more options to get other things added.

Chris and I have always wanted an Amp Hour page, so maybe that might be possible in the future now.

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Next step is getting you added here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_YouTube_personalities

I have this talk if that helps:

and a photo here that is creative commons attribution:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eevblog/14121700995/in/set-72157644489434056
 

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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 12:34:46 am »
We could also try adding a bit to the Extech_Instruments page about the eevblog multimeter shootout they have reference on their website.
But i'm not sure how appropriate it is.

Could try adding something to hackaday wikipedia page.
But again, it needs to seem legit.
If we can find any reference on news pages to any hackaday stuff featuring eevblog videos then we can definitely add that, they have a section on their page for it.

The more pages we can get with eevblog legitimately referenced the better.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 12:48:05 am »
If we can find any reference on news pages to any hackaday stuff featuring eevblog videos then we can definitely add that, they have a section on their page for it.

I was a judge in the Hackaday contest:
http://hackaday.com/2014/07/01/judge-spotlight-dave-jones/
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 01:19:25 am »
Worth a try.
Still looking for my wikipedia login info.
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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 02:01:06 am »
and I wouldn't want to get confused with any other David Jones'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Jones
 

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 05:54:11 pm »
and I wouldn't want to get confused with any other David Jones'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Jones
When I see that page I can only agree it was a smart idea to name your son Sagan  :)
 

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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 09:25:44 pm »
It's a bit late but congratulations!
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2015, 04:06:42 pm »
I went ahead and added the Hackaday page Dave posted, and mentioned him being a judge in their contest. The page looks alright, but we need someone to come in and format the main body paragraph. Every time Dave does something notable we can't just slap a sentence about it into the middle of the wiki main paragraph. (Yeah, I realize thats what I just did :palm:) I would suggest someone break down the page into an about section, talking about who Dave is, and then have a separate sections talking about Dave's accomplishments, video list, etc.   
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2015, 11:43:27 pm »
You may want to list the FLUKE literature about meter ruggedness where Dave's video (#66) is linked to:

http://en-us.fluke.com/community/fluke-news-plus/how-robust-is-your-handheld-meter.html
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2015, 11:49:05 pm »
You may want to list the FLUKE literature about meter ruggedness where Dave's video (#66) is linked to:

http://en-us.fluke.com/community/fluke-news-plus/how-robust-is-your-handheld-meter.html
Where? I couldn't find a link to Dave's video on that page.
 

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2015, 11:52:41 pm »
The last word is the link:

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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2015, 12:59:53 am »
Nice. I'm on Wikipedia, too, at least one of my projects, and I didn't create the page either:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua_Player
But the page is flagged that it has some issues, let's see how long it lasts :) Lua Player is nearly dead anyway now. Maybe time to port it to the smartphone world, no one uses the PSP anymore.

When someone notified me that the page exists, I removed some spam and fixed some minor bugs from time to time (you can create a "watchlist" of Wikipedia pages to see changes, if you are registered at Wikipedia). So Dave, I think it is ok if you edit your own Wikipedia page, if you follow the Wikipedia policies and guidelines.
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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2015, 01:49:35 am »
Personal biographical Wikipedia pages usually have a consistent format with an about box and photo on the right side. It doesn't look like it's a proper page unless it has those.
I think as it's currently formatted and with the lack of info it does still stand a change of being deleted for being incomplete/insufficient info?
So wouldn't surprise me if it vanishes again at this point.
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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2015, 01:52:25 am »
So Dave, I think it is ok if you edit your own Wikipedia page, if you follow the Wikipedia policies and guidelines.

It's very much frowned upon due to conflict of interest:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest#Writing_about_yourself_and_your_work
Sure fire way to get the page deleted.

I've added a photo to Wikimedia, just say'n  ;)
[[File:David L Jones in his garage lab.jpg|thumb|David L Jones in his garage lab]]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_L_Jones_in_his_garage_lab.jpg
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2015, 02:16:41 am »
It's very much frowned upon due to conflict of interest:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest#Writing_about_yourself_and_your_work
Sure fire way to get the page deleted.
But it says you can correct errors. I think it is a serious error that it doesn't look like other biographical Wikipedia pages with an image of you. And looks like other people edit their personal pages heavily, see for example the beginning in the revision history of the article about the lead engineer of the C128.

A short list of your products would be useful, too. For example the uCurrent is well known and worth mentioning. And it solves a problem of many other amperemeters and you can even link to the relevant Wikipedia articles ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimeter#Burden_voltage ).
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2015, 02:22:02 am »
But it says you can correct errors.

Yes, technically I can correct errors or remove unreferenced material. e.g. someone added "and self confessed "dork"" without any reference which of course doesn't belong in a Wikpedia biography page.

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I think it is a serious error that it doesn't look like other biographical Wikipedia pages with an image of you.

Yes, if it stays like it is, I'm pretty sure it does risk deletion, as has happened before when people have done one.
In fact there isn't one correctly referenced link in there. There are supposed to be reference numbers next to the text where appropriate.
I'm surprised the page didn't get quickly deleted, the biography wikinazis must be sleeping  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2015, 05:21:46 am »
fixed
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2015, 07:51:31 am »
fixed

 :-+

I think it should stay now, and will likely be prime target for the haters which should be hilarious ;D
 

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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2015, 09:29:56 am »
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As of 4 January 2015, he has recorded 699 EEVblog episodes (849 videos in total) and his YouTube channel has more than 200,000 subscribers.

I'm still waiting for EEVblog #666.  O0

So technically we're stll at 698 episodes? :box:
 

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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2015, 12:23:37 pm »
I'm still waiting for EEVblog #666.  O0

So technically we're stll at 698 episodes? :box:
Interesting, I didn't noticed this. So 699 is 0.14% off. Would be still good enough for a cheap multimeter ^-^
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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2015, 12:31:05 pm »
The following Wikipedia policy and guideline appear to be of particular importance here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_(people)
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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2015, 02:28:51 pm »
You may want to list the FLUKE literature about meter ruggedness where Dave's video (#66) is linked to:

http://en-us.fluke.com/community/fluke-news-plus/how-robust-is-your-handheld-meter.html

Done! I added some stuff about Flukes news article on the wikipedia page. I still think the formatting of the page content (chronological order?) needs work, but hey it sure does look better than when we started it  :-+
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2015, 08:21:43 am »
Hi... (long time eevblog watcher, newbie forum member.) sorry for resurrecting a months-old thread, but it's the same topic.

Someone has nominated Dave's WP article for deletion! The reason given is "No reliable sources mention this person at all."

If you're already familiar with WP policies re notability and reliable sources, by all means, please contribute to the deletion discussion  here.

If not, please first read WP's policy pages  on notability and reliable sources first. The section on Contributing to deletion discussions will also be very helpful.

Please be aware that it is not a vote, and posts of "I like eevblog" will not help; in fact a flood of anonymous or new editors posting "I like eevblog" or similar will likely hurt. Deletion either happens, or does not, based on the validity of arguments that appeal to Wikipedia policy. The relevant policy here is that article subjects must be "notable", per WP's definition of notable.

What is needed is a longer list of reliable sources that mention Dave.

Looking over Dave's bio, the first thing that comes to mind would be more details on all of his magazine articles. These would be added to the article as references. I did find details on his first article, the digital storage scope adapter for PCs, and I'll be adding that to the article shortly. The Circuit Cellar interview will also be good, esp since Circuit Cellar is an in-print magazine.

In short: Please help, but within WP's rules and expectations. Thanks.
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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2015, 08:33:02 am »
Thanks, I had no idea, I don't follow the page.
Does it help if my profile is linked in more places? e.g. the town I'm from, list of youtube celebrities or something?
 

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« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2015, 08:49:05 am »
Why, hi, Dave! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :)

Putting you in the "list of youtube celebrities" should have happened eons ago. I'm going to sleep now (I'm in UTC-8) but I'll do that tomorrow.

The most important thing would be references to eevblog or to you personally in "reliable sources", preferably print sources. As I said the Circuit Cellar article will help (I'll do that tomorrow as well). The bibilographic list of magazine articles you wrote will be good, but if any other of those magazines (or any other print media) wrote about you or eevblog, that's better.

This list of articles originally published in EA appears to be no longer online: http://www.siliconchip.com.au/files/ea_proj.txt It's not at archive.org either. Does anyone have an updated link?

The trouble with online sources is of course that anybody can create a web site. Some web sites are considered RSs: an article at Ars Technica probably would be, as they do that editorial oversight thing, but a forum post there would not. It usually takes some arguing to get articles at web sites accepted as RSs. But an in-print magazine, newspaper, etc., or radio or TV coverage, is automatically considered a RS. Maybe a bit unfair in this day and age, but there it is.
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« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2015, 09:01:27 am »
Might this arcticle by Dave count?
http://www.alternatezone.com/electronics/files/PCBDesignTutorialRevA.pdf
Originally appeared in Silicon Chip magazine Oct-Dec 2003 as stated here:
http://www.alternatezone.com/electronics/pcbdesign.htm
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« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2015, 09:11:29 am »
Yes, but it would help more if it was mentioned in a list of articles that is on a site controlled by Silicon Chip mag. As it is it can be considered "self-published".
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« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2015, 09:19:25 am »

Nice link tautech, I just went on a journey around Altzone and found this line,

" I'm rarely online these day's so dont bother "

How times change, I found it amusing, no offence intended.   :-+


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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2015, 09:26:19 am »
Yes, but it would help more if it was mentioned in a list of articles that is on a site controlled by Silicon Chip mag. As it is it can be considered "self-published".
We'd all better get looking then.......
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« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2015, 09:32:37 am »
Oh, I'll add the PCB design article reference (tomorrow) as it is, without mentioning the web site. In fact I think I'll convert the ref on the DSOA project to just a publication reference, again omitting the web site, again since the web site could be construed as self-published.  Funny thing but a claim of print publication doesn't really need anything else to back it up (difficulty of finding a source doesn't affect "reliability").
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« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2015, 09:36:00 am »
Years ago I made a review of this forum on my site. I don't know what Wikipedia considers a reliable source, only thing I can say is that my site is not associated with Dave in any way (and this should be obvious when browsing through it), so there is no conflict of interest. So if anybody has experience with writing Wikipedia articles, you might check if you can use this link in any way:

http://www.wisewarthog.com/electronics/review-of-eevblog-forum.html

EDIT: I just read this on Wikipedia (bold print by me), so I guess linking to my site won't help, sorry.

"Anyone can create a personal web page or publish their own book, and also claim to be an expert in a certain field. For that reason self-published media—whether books, newsletters, personal websites, open wikis, blogs, personal pages on social networking sites, Internet forum postings, or tweets—are largely not acceptable."
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Weren't you in Elektor too?
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2015, 09:42:10 am »
Hey Dave,
If I'm misremembering, please forgive me, but weren't some of your designs also published in Elektor? That's a print medium with an on-line archive that's linkable if you remember some publishing dates.

Don't know if that'll help, but it might.

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Re: I'm on Wikipedia
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2015, 09:47:55 am »
What about Dave's book "The art of internet dating"  is that referenced anywhere online that would be considered a reliable source?

It's on amazon as a kindle book!
http://www.amazon.com/The-Internet-Dating-David-Jones-ebook/dp/B004MDLVAO
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« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2015, 09:55:45 am »
Yes, but it would help more if it was mentioned in a list of articles that is on a site controlled by Silicon Chip mag. As it is it can be considered "self-published".

If it helps, Target 3001 used the PCB design tutorial as part of their instructional material.
And quite a few universities and schools are using it as course material.

A list of some of my articles (the ones I can recall):
Software Scientific Calculator - Electronics Australia May 1992 (review by Peter Murtagh)
Low Cost DSO Adapter for PC's - Electronics Australia Feb 1993 (Reprinted in Electronic Test Gear Volume III)
Mk2 Digital Storage Osciloscope Adapter Software May 1994 (by Jim Rowe)
Hardware Screen Saver - Electronics Australia June 1994
EPROM Programmer Software - Electronics Australia Nov 1994 (review by Glenn Pure)
20MHz Function Generator - Electronics Australia Aug 1996
PC Based 32CH Logic Analyser - Electronics Australia 1996
Mk3 Digital Storage Oscilloscope Adapter - Electronics Australia Oct 1998
Video Clock/Message Generator - Electronics Australia Aug 1999
Video Title Generator - Electronics Australia Oct 1999
Frequency Counter Module - Silicon Chip Aug 2001
uCurrent Multimeter Adapter - Silicon Chip Apr 2009 (reprinted in Everyday Practical Electronics May 2011)

I was also featured as one of 21 Influential Makers in the book Makers At Work: Folks Reinventing the World One Object or Idea at a Time
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=LXjiAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA229&dq=makers+at+work+dave+jones&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LiZPVeazJMbm8AX574DQAg&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=makers%20at%20work%20dave%20jones&f=false
That's certainly a solid reference.

My uWatch project was featured in Make Magazine Volume 15 in 2008
http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol15/?pg=22#pg22

And yes, the April 2012 Issue 261 of Circuit Cellar article on me "Electronics Engineering for the people"
 

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« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2015, 09:56:44 am »
and one of the judges for the Hack A Day prize: https://hackaday.io/prize/judges
 

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« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2015, 10:00:00 am »
What about Dave's book "The art of internet dating"  is that referenced anywhere online that would be considered a reliable source?

There were a few reviews, but I think they are long gone off the interwebs. Some were in magazines and newspapers that didn't have an online presence 15 years ago.
 

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« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2015, 10:08:27 am »
Oh, I'll add the PCB design article reference (tomorrow) as it is, without mentioning the web site. In fact I think I'll convert the ref on the DSOA project to just a publication reference, again omitting the web site, again since the web site could be construed as self-published.  Funny thing but a claim of print publication doesn't really need anything else to back it up (difficulty of finding a source doesn't affect "reliability").

The PCB Design Tutorial first published in Silicon Chip Magazine Oct-Dec 2003, it's only much later did I release it in PDF form on the website.

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« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2015, 10:23:37 am »
I've added a reference to a well known German publisher, who wrote about the uCurrent, and the Hackaday judge reference.
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« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2015, 10:23:48 am »
I was also profiled in the special 25th anniversary edition of Circuit Cellar

Also, no mention of controversial stuff I'm known for like
- debunking solar roadways, free energy overunity, audiophools, and dodgy kickstarters
- Getting big manufacturers to respond to product criticism e.g. Microchip and their CEO, Fluke, Agilent, Extech meter blowing up etc.
 

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« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2015, 10:38:44 am »
Yeah, the microchip response to the PICkit3 should be added to the page.

Microchip should be considered a reliable source and they posted their response video on their official "Microchip technology" youtube channel.
They had the 4th biggest worldwide market share in microcontrollers in 2012. Not sure what it is at now.
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« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2015, 10:49:45 am »
"in 2011 he bec?me the first full-time YouTube engineering blogger" - this should be removed, to hard to prove even if changed to electronics engineering.
 

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« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2015, 11:01:42 am »
I've added the Microchip videos. I wrote "he is always very straightforward", don't know how to say on Wikipedia that Dave always says "bullshit!", if something is indeed bullshit :)

Did they finally fixed the issues? Last time I tried PICkit3, it was still less usable than PICkit2, needed downloads to flash different PIC microcontrollers. And PICkit2 doesn't work anymore with some new chips in MPLAB X, like the PIC32MX220F032B. The open source program pic32prog can still flash this chip with a PICkit2, so it is not a hardware limitation.
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« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2015, 11:57:46 am »
You would need to do something outrageous to stay on Wikipedia. I don't know, ...like hitting the Dutch prime minister in the face with a cream pie for subsidizing solar roadways..  8)
 

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« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2015, 01:54:36 pm »
I'd love to respond to this DreamFocus guy, but I can't exactly get involved:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones

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Extech: A company gave an award to a blogger who gave them great reviews for their products. [2] He claims on his website he once published an article in a magazine. [3] A lot of people write articles for magazines, that doesn't really make them notable. It says that "Fluke Corporation mentioned one of Jones' videos on their news page", probably because he gave them a good review.

He obviously doesn't know about:
When I threw an Extech meter on the ground and stomped on it and exposed it for trying to kill me.
When I exposed Fluke's longest and best selling multimeter as having a crippling fault.
 ;D

But I can see the analness of it, I don't know how my wikipedia page got approved in the first place, it certainly doesn't make me out to be all that noteworthy, unless you are in the industry.
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« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2015, 02:18:33 pm »
I'd love to respond to this DreamFocus guy, but I can't exactly get involved:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones

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Extech: A company gave an award to a blogger who gave them great reviews for their products. [2] He claims on his website he once published an article in a magazine. [3] A lot of people write articles for magazines, that doesn't really make them notable. It says that "Fluke Corporation mentioned one of Jones' videos on their news page", probably because he gave them a good review.

I agree with him entirely. Not a single one of those is a good source. If you tried to write some academic report or some such and cited those you'd just be laughed at.
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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2015, 04:05:59 pm »
I've added a reference to a well known German publisher, who wrote about the uCurrent, and the Hackaday judge reference.

Here is another one about the uCurrent (in English):

http://www.embedded.com/electronics-blogs/break-points/4406380/The--Current

Don't know if Wikipedia accepts embedded.com as a reliable source, but to me this here sounds as if they are:

http://www.embedded.com/editorial-contributions
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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2015, 04:11:00 pm »
Someone please edit it to include a reference to Dave's hobby of cross-dressing.   :-DD

Yes, I can just picture it when the haters get a hold of it  ;D

They could include a picture from the video where someone from China sent you some women's under-clothes.
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« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2015, 04:19:32 pm »
I'd love to respond to this DreamFocus guy, but I can't exactly get involved:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones
I think you can get involved to clarify things, with a link to your EEVblog video where you didn't give Fluke a good review. I don't know why this DreamFocus guy thinks you are not notable. Just your 742 mostly high quality videos of teardowns, fundamental fridays, reviews etc. would make you notable. Many people in the electronics industry knows you and appreciates your forum and videos.
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« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2015, 04:54:54 pm »
Just let them delete it ... wikipedia is only ever interesting as a quick technical reference with links.

If you really want to have the page stay start with the Circuitcellar interview, dead paper excites wikipedians (they have an irrational inferiority complex about being online). If there are any dead paper reviews of his book throw them in there as well (or hell, make some up ... waste some delitionist's time by sending him to go through paper archives of some two bit Australian local paper).
 

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« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2015, 06:42:44 pm »
You would need to do something outrageous to stay on Wikipedia. I don't know, ...like hitting the Dutch prime minister in the face with a cream pie for subsidizing solar roadways..  8)
I'd pay to watch that.
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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2015, 06:47:49 pm »
"in 2011 he bec?me the first full-time YouTube engineering blogger" - this should be removed, to hard to prove even if changed to electronics engineering.
We don't have to "prove" it. We just have to find a RS that says it.
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« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2015, 06:52:33 pm »
I was also profiled in the special 25th anniversary edition of Circuit Cellar

Also, no mention of controversial stuff I'm known for like
- debunking solar roadways, free energy overunity, audiophools, and dodgy kickstarters
- Getting big manufacturers to respond to product criticism e.g. Microchip and their CEO, Fluke, Agilent, Extech meter blowing up etc.
I'm going to get the Circuit Cellar interview in there.

Your own videos are sufficient references for the claim that "in video n, Dave claims x, y, and z". I'll be doing a few of those too. I have some other urgent work to do in the next two days, but there is no huge hurry - most deletion discussions go on for at least a week.
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« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2015, 07:41:31 pm »
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BTW< the person who pointed me to this wanted to know if it's possible to have a complete list of episodes on Wikipedia. I doubt it would be allowed.

I am still wondering.

For example:
click on #5 on this for the episodes

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bang_Theory]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bang_Theory
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(First time I have seen a warning that there was too much information)

I would like the episodes listed or sorted by subject, for example all the ones about oscopes would be listed in one area. 

I am sure there would be volunteers (including myself) to help if someone can get us started.

BUT maybe this is more important-->

How to vote on this ? -->

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones
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It looks like Dave needs help to keep this up.  Maybe a new call for help from Dave is needed.??

I would think by just looking at the page helps.
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« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2015, 08:41:37 pm »
This article from the EE Times might help (the EE Times once was available in print):

Social media and engineers: Live with it, OK?

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?doc_id=1284959
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It's no longer a question; it's a fact, so get used to it:
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Think about
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    Chris Gammell’s Amp Hour radio program
    Dave Jones’ EEVblog.
    Jeri Ellsworth’s wildly entertaining and informative videos.
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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2015, 09:43:35 pm »
EEtimes mention: YES!
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« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2015, 11:18:43 pm »
Rightly or wrongly, I fear there are a lot of self-appointed editors and pedants on Wikipedia with far too much time on their hands, like this one for example http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wikipedia-editor-has-made-some-47000-corrections-to-online-database-10024355.html
 

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« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2015, 11:20:16 pm »
Another one:
I was a celebrity guest judge in the Renesas Design Contest:


They can't dispute that one when I'm announced on state in front of 1000 peers by one of the biggest semiconductor companies.

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« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2015, 11:25:06 pm »
If you really want to have the page stay start with the Circuitcellar interview, dead paper excites wikipedians

This is why I think it's vital to put in the Maker's at Work book link, and the Circuit Cellar 25th anniversary link.
 

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« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2015, 11:30:11 pm »
How to vote on this ? -->

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones
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It looks like Dave needs help to keep this up.  Maybe a new call for help from Dave is needed.??
I would think by just looking at the page helps.

So far there are 4 "keep" votes, and two "delete" votes. Does it just work on votes?
This DreamFocus person seems a bit obsessed with having it deleted, and I suspect will probably succeed unless real references are added. In that case I don't it's a case of just voting.
 

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« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2015, 11:34:00 pm »
Forget it Dave, just invest in a fat arse, boob job and botox and you too could enjoy the publicity machine enjoyed by the likes of workshy and erstwhile publticity-shyte Kim Kardashian, famed for, er, well, a fat arse and several other assorted augmentations, and trout lips.
 

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« Reply #68 on: May 11, 2015, 04:51:52 am »
If Dave gets a boob job I'm going to have to stop watching his videos. Just sayin'.
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« Reply #69 on: May 11, 2015, 04:53:16 am »
Looks like other one has jumped on board, ????????YO, who is keen on deleting it.
 

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« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2015, 04:56:36 am »
If you really want to have the page stay start with the Circuitcellar interview, dead paper excites wikipedians

This is why I think it's vital to put in the Maker's at Work book link, and the Circuit Cellar 25th anniversary link.

Is the "CC 25th anniversary link" different from the interview that they published in April 2012? Never mind, I figured this out.

I added the link to the interview, plus the one from EEtimes, changed the DSOA ref to refer to the print publication (what was the exact title from the magazine?).  I also did a bit of work on the article's flow.

I was unaware of the Makers at Work book. I have grabbed the Kindle edition and will add that info probably tomorrow or Tuesday (UTC-8).
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« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2015, 05:04:05 am »
If you really want to have the page stay start with the Circuitcellar interview, dead paper excites wikipedians

This is why I think it's vital to put in the Maker's at Work book link, and the Circuit Cellar 25th anniversary link.

Is the "CC 25th anniversary link" different from the interview that they published in April 2012?

I added the link to the interview, plus the one from EEtimes, changed the DSOA ref to refer to the print publication (what was the exact title from the magazine?).  I also did a bit of work on the article's flow.

I was unaware of the Makers at Work book. I have grabbed the Kindle edition and will add that info probably tomorrow or Tuesday (UTC-8).

No need for the kindle edition, you can link directly to the Google Books version here:
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=LXjiAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA229&dq=makers+at+work+dave+jones&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LiZPVeazJMbm8AX574DQAg&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=makers%20at%20work%20dave%20jones&f=false
Hopefully this should be enough to shut them up because it is a properly published book highlighting me as being one of the well known leaders in the Maker community.


 

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« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2015, 05:05:51 am »
There is also this highlight Hack A Day did on me:
http://hackaday.com/2014/07/01/judge-spotlight-dave-jones/
 

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« Reply #73 on: May 11, 2015, 05:15:40 am »
So far there are 4 "keep" votes, and two "delete" votes. Does it just work on votes?
No. It doesn't matter how many "I like it" votes there are. It works on appeals to WP policy. The policy in question here is that "notability" has to be established by multiple references to the article subject in reliable sources, which means not self-published and, per whats-his-name, not a press release.

I think with the sources just added plus two more in the queue we will be on solid ground there, then we can get back to real work and fun.

I would add those tonight, but frankly, dealing with WP's citation templates is more frustrating than reading someone else's APL code. (If you've never dealt with APL, feel free to mentally substitute "Sanskrit" or "Egyptian hieroglyphics".) And I've had all of that I can stand for one evening :)

After we've cleared this hurdle I'll link to specific videos like your Solar Roadways debunk and the others you mentioned. We can't make a claim that you're "well known for..." unless (again) there is mention of such by someone else - but we can claim that you said something with your own video as proof.

Like you I like to "share the wealth" of knowledge and to that end I've done a little bit of editing on WP in a variety of tech areas. It took me quite a while to get used to the WP way of doing things. They have a "Wikipedia: The Missing Manual" for editors - it is about 100 pages! "Sheesh, writing for WP is a lot of work!" Yeah, it's not like dashing off a blog post on your own blog; it isn't supposed to be. The rules can be annoying but in the main they do make for a better online resource.
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« Reply #74 on: May 11, 2015, 05:19:55 am »
btw, if you have a bibliography of your magazine articles, or maybe just of the most significant ones, we could add the most important. Good bibliographic entries would include the publication name, the company that published it and their location, date of pub, article title, author(s) in case there were co-authors, and at least the starting page number. The "archive" text that you've set up e.g. for DSOA is good but not enough by itself - by itself it falls to the "self-published" attack.
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« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2015, 05:22:26 am »
To answer the Dream question:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones

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The Circuit Cellar interview seems to give him ample coverage. [7] But that site allows anyone to submit anything they want. [8] The link shows a post by their editor in chief showing the interview from that issue, but the interview itself was done by someone else called "NAN". Is this person a paid staff member, or just a random person who interviewed some guy on YouTube on their own and tossed it up there?

Nan is a Circuit Cellar staffer, it wasn't a random thing, or a submitted thing, I was approached by the C.J.Abate the Editor-in-Chief of Circuit Cellar to do a profile on me because I was the leading industry blogger. Nan conducted the interview.
This was a real article published in a real magazine that has been going for decades. The online blog copy of it is just a partial posting of the full print article.
 

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« Reply #76 on: May 11, 2015, 05:24:45 am »
btw, if you have a bibliography of your magazine articles, or maybe just of the most significant ones, we could add the most important. Good bibliographic entries would include the publication name, the company that published it and their location, date of pub, article title, author(s) in case there were co-authors, and at least the starting page number. The "archive" text that you've set up e.g. for DSOA is good but not enough by itself - by itself it falls to the "self-published" attack.

I published a list of some of my articles a few pages back.
They are not available online, just in-print in the old magazine pre the interwebs.
 

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« Reply #77 on: May 11, 2015, 05:31:59 am »
I think with the sources just added plus two more in the queue we will be on solid ground there, then we can get back to real work and fun.

The Makers At Work book should be a good enough cite.

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I would add those tonight, but frankly, dealing with WP's citation templates is more frustrating than reading someone else's APL code. (If you've never dealt with APL, feel free to mentally substitute "Sanskrit" or "Egyptian hieroglyphics".) And I've had all of that I can stand for one evening :)

I just copy and paste another one and change the info.

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After we've cleared this hurdle I'll link to specific videos like your Solar Roadways debunk and the others you mentioned. We can't make a claim that you're "well known for..." unless (again) there is mention of such by someone else - but we can claim that you said something with your own video as proof.

Yes, certainly not "well known for", that's a claim and "they" will want cites for that.
Something like that can be added as general commentary on what styles of video I do though I believe. I've seen that on many other pages.
I'm currently linked on the Solar Roadways Wiki page, and this DreamFocus person in question even edited that page to remove other criticisms of the project, but left mine intact, so must think it's credible.

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Like you I like to "share the wealth" of knowledge and to that end I've done a little bit of editing on WP in a variety of tech areas. It took me quite a while to get used to the WP way of doing things. They have a "Wikipedia: The Missing Manual" for editors - it is about 100 pages! "Sheesh, writing for WP is a lot of work!" Yeah, it's not like dashing off a blog post on your own blog; it isn't supposed to be. The rules can be annoying but in the main they do make for a better online resource.

Yes, I agree, that's why I'm surprised my page even got up. It's been tried a few times before and very promptly deleted. Guess it snuck under the radar this time.
All it takes is one person like this Dream Focus person to flag it and that's it.
 

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« Reply #78 on: May 11, 2015, 05:34:51 am »
I'm currently linked on the Solar Roadways Wiki page, and this DreamFocus person in question even edited that page to remove other criticisms of the project, but left mine intact, so must think it's credible.

Interestingly I'm not linked on the SolaRoad wikipage:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SolaRoad
Beside this issue of my page, I think that page needs a criticism section too, because I think I did a thorough debunking of that one using their own prototype result numbers.
 

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« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2015, 07:23:46 am »
I agree. Once we have your article on solid ground we'll get to these other points.

Added the book reference. That's it for me for tonight!
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« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2015, 07:26:49 am »
I agree. Once we have your article on solid ground we'll get to these other points.
Added the book reference. That's it for me for tonight!

Awesome, thanks!  :-+
This whole Wikipedia things started because someone wanted a categorised list of episodes on Wikipedia. Even with a wikipedia for the blog/me, I still think that's unlikely to past master on Wikipedia though?
 

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« Reply #81 on: May 11, 2015, 07:41:24 am »
Would Dave's Tshirt designs be of any use as references.  If we can find pictures of others wearing them them at official events or something?
Or a video clip of someone notable saying something like "dont turn it on, take it apart as Dave would say"  I'm sure i've heard someone else say that in a electronic related video.
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« Reply #82 on: May 11, 2015, 07:42:51 am »
To answer the Dream question:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/David_L._Jones

Also from this DreamFocus guy:
"eetimes mentioned his name with others. [6] This is not "significant coverage" as required by the notability guidelines."

So he seems to accept eetimes as a reliable source, but is bitching because the article is not focussed on Dave. So maybe add this one from the eetimes about the uCurrent?

The well-engineered µCurrent (by Jack Ganssle)

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=69&doc_id=1286994
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One nifty tool is the µCurrent from EEVblog's Dave Jones. It's a very simple circuit adapter consisting of not much more than a selectable set of shunt resistors and an op amp. You could cobble up your own design in no time, but the µCurrent is inexpensive and well-engineered.
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« Reply #83 on: May 11, 2015, 08:39:57 am »
  Ben Heck has a page, is he notable? We can prove that he talked about Dave.
 

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« Reply #84 on: May 11, 2015, 10:07:22 am »
Excuse my ignorance, but why does all this really matter?

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« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2015, 10:48:17 am »
Would Dave's Tshirt designs be of any use as references.  If we can find pictures of others wearing them them at official events or something?
Or a video clip of someone notable saying something like "dont turn it on, take it apart as Dave would say"  I'm sure i've heard someone else say that in a electronic related video.

Nope, none of that stuff matters. They want real media coverage.
 

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« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2015, 10:51:09 am »
So he seems to accept eetimes as a reliable source, but is bitching because the article is not focussed on Dave. So maybe add this one from the eetimes about the uCurrent?
The well-engineered µCurrent (by Jack Ganssle)

Not really, that's just a contributed article, it doesn't mean much, even if if is Jack Ganssle.
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« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2015, 10:52:18 am »
Excuse my ignorance, but why does all this really matter?

Some people like to see the EEVblog have a Wikipedia page, even if it is effectively a page about me personally. It's a stepping stone to other stuff like lists of episodes etc.
 

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« Reply #88 on: May 11, 2015, 11:22:18 am »
  Ben Heck has a page, is he notable? We can prove that he talked about Dave.

While there might be an argument as to why Ben Heck is considered "notable" and Dave is not, you can't seriously be claiming that anything a notable person talks about then itself becomes notable... Surely Ben Heck has mentioned his ass before to someone, should we start a "Ben Heck's ass" page?

Have none of you people ever written a paper or something? None of your silly "sources" would even be acceptable in a high school report!
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« Reply #89 on: May 11, 2015, 01:46:52 pm »
Have none of you people ever written a paper or something? None of your silly "sources" would even be acceptable in a high school report!

I have written a few papers in notable journals. I wouldn't consider myself noteworthy, while Dave, yes he deserves a page. Wiki's policies on sources are antiquated and inconsequent and their tone leaves much to be desired, as does yours.
 

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« Reply #90 on: May 11, 2015, 07:34:44 pm »
Man, "DreamFocus"'s response to the book reference really ticked me off. Hope I didn't lay it on too thick with my answer!

I should probably add the same book ref (well, different chapter!) to Jeri Ellsworth's page too.

WE HAVE A CONVERT. Not "DreamFocus", but "Wikimandia" (the one who makes his username incomprehensible).

BY THE WAY: What page number is it in the CC 25th anniversary issue? That sucker is over 150 pages!
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« Reply #91 on: May 12, 2015, 12:50:11 am »
Wikipedia notability is a joke:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LED_circuit

Apparently notable enough to warrant an entire detailed page.
 

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« Reply #92 on: May 12, 2015, 12:57:47 am »
Wikipedia notability is a joke:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LED_circuit

Apparently notable enough to warrant an entire detailed page.

not only that but joule thief has one too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joule_thief
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« Reply #93 on: May 12, 2015, 12:58:25 am »
BY THE WAY: What page number is it in the CC 25th anniversary issue? That sucker is over 150 pages!

Page 98.
 

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« Reply #94 on: May 12, 2015, 01:05:40 am »
Have none of you people ever written a paper or something? None of your silly "sources" would even be acceptable in a high school report!

I have written a few papers in notable journals. I wouldn't consider myself noteworthy, while Dave, yes he deserves a page. Wiki's policies on sources are antiquated and inconsequent and their tone leaves much to be desired, as does yours.

I'm not saying he isn't notable, I'm saying the sources are shite. Want the page to stay up? Fix them. And screw tone.
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« Reply #95 on: May 12, 2015, 03:55:49 am »
BY THE WAY: What page number is it in the CC 25th anniversary issue? That sucker is over 150 pages!

Page 98.

Just dug out my CC 25th to re-read the Q&A.

Had a laugh when under "What are you working on" Dave discusses the USB Power Supply,  and then his answer to the last question, "Your engineering goals for 2013" he says "Actually finish some projects."  :)

Not that I finish my projects either.   BTW, my name is in the author list on page 152, and the title of the article I wrote back in 2006 is lost in the mess somewhere on pages 148 and 149...   

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« Reply #96 on: May 12, 2015, 05:29:33 am »
Have none of you people ever written a paper or something? None of your silly "sources" would even be acceptable in a high school report!

I have written a few papers in notable journals. I wouldn't consider myself noteworthy, while Dave, yes he deserves a page. Wiki's policies on sources are antiquated and inconsequent and their tone leaves much to be desired, as does yours.

I'm not saying he isn't notable, I'm saying the sources are shite. Want the page to stay up? Fix them. And screw tone.
I agree that the sources, while not exactly shite, did not meet WP's requirements. Have you looked at the page lately? Or read the deletion discussion? One of the two "delete" voters switched sides, and the other agreed that the CC interview was good but we need one more - and after the book was posted he raised several specious objections to using it without ever saying anything was really wrong with it. I am confident that a closing admin, if neutral, will come to the "keep" conclusion.
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« Reply #97 on: May 13, 2015, 02:34:33 am »
What about Dave's book "The art of internet dating"  is that referenced anywhere online that would be considered a reliable source?

There were a few reviews, but I think they are long gone off the interwebs. Some were in magazines and newspapers that didn't have an online presence 15 years ago.

Hey you can still reference them... finding them in an archive just to confirm the source is certainly not our problem. They're the ones nitpicking.
 

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« Reply #98 on: May 13, 2015, 05:12:27 am »
So Jeh rightly closes the Primary Sources message based on all the discussion, but then this Ronz person comes along and re-enables it? Does this keep ping-ponging forever?
 

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« Reply #99 on: May 13, 2015, 05:37:12 am »
Would the Renesas contest video be worthwhile adding?
 

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« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2015, 08:38:34 pm »
Wikipedia notability is a joke:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LED_circuit

Apparently notable enough to warrant an entire detailed page.

This is a very useful page.
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« Reply #101 on: May 15, 2015, 03:15:46 am »
Would Dave's Tshirt designs be of any use as references.  If we can find pictures of others wearing them them at official events or something?
Or a video clip of someone notable saying something like "dont turn it on, take it apart as Dave would say"  I'm sure i've heard someone else say that in a electronic related video.

RC modelon youtube reviews borrows Dave's phrase and often credits him on his "What's inside" episodes.
 

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« Reply #102 on: May 15, 2015, 03:19:23 am »
Have none of you people ever written a paper or something? None of your silly "sources" would even be acceptable in a high school report!

I have written a few papers in notable journals. I wouldn't consider myself noteworthy, while Dave, yes he deserves a page. Wiki's policies on sources are antiquated and inconsequent and their tone leaves much to be desired, as does yours.

I'm not saying he isn't notable, I'm saying the sources are shite. Want the page to stay up? Fix them. And screw tone.

Dude, calm down  ???
 

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« Reply #103 on: May 15, 2015, 03:21:03 am »
Would the Renesas contest video be worthwhile adding?

That speech you gave? Yep, it's a conference  ;) (it actually is...)
 

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« Reply #104 on: May 15, 2015, 04:41:32 am »
RC modelon youtube reviews borrows Dave's phrase and often credits him on his "What's inside" episodes.

Many (most?) current engineering bloggers credit me with having got them into doing it  ;D
 

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« Reply #105 on: May 16, 2015, 09:48:54 am »
Don't be shy Dave.  >:D

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« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2015, 09:40:31 am »
RC modelon youtube reviews borrows Dave's phrase and often credits him on his "What's inside" episodes.

Many (most?) current engineering bloggers credit me with having got them into doing it  ;D

Any source about university courses where you are mentioned, or tasks/projects/lab they do where content of your videos is used?
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« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2015, 03:34:53 pm »
Well, it was a near thing, but we won. :) The deletion discussion was closed with result "keep".

A couple of people challenged the idea that interviews could be considered secondary sources. Apparently my answer to that was acceptable to the closing admin.

Now, back to important things.
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« Reply #108 on: May 20, 2015, 06:35:35 pm »
Well, it was a near thing, but we won. :) The deletion discussion was closed with result "keep".
A few hours after giving it a 'keep' the result was changed to 'no consensus', which is a weaker conclusion (or rather, it is a non-decision), so if you can still provide new reliable sources, I think it would be good to add them.
 

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« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2015, 07:32:14 pm »
 :phew:

Now that this over - can I start a new post asking for volunteers (I will help) to set up an index on Wiki to the videos?  Maybe 10 to 20 per person with someone first giving instructions ??  Sorted like a Playlist would be, in fact we could use Dave's playlist as a template.

I do not know if possible but another wish list from me is :  a list of links sorted by subject.   I have found lots of useful links by reading these posts but it is on a hit and miss basis.  If possible then after the video list.

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« Reply #110 on: May 20, 2015, 07:47:57 pm »
Well, it was a near thing, but we won. :) The deletion discussion was closed with result "keep".
A few hours after giving it a 'keep' the result was changed to 'no consensus', which is a weaker conclusion (or rather, it is a non-decision), so if you can still provide new reliable sources, I think it would be good to add them.
So I see. "Dream Focus", the guy who originally proposed deletion, went and whined on the closing admin's talk page and the admin gave in. I've called foul.
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« Reply #111 on: May 20, 2015, 08:22:16 pm »
Well, it was a near thing, but we won. :) The deletion discussion was closed with result "keep".
A few hours after giving it a 'keep' the result was changed to 'no consensus', which is a weaker conclusion (or rather, it is a non-decision), so if you can still provide new reliable sources, I think it would be good to add them.
So I see. "Dream Focus", the guy who originally proposed deletion, went and whined on the closing admin's talk page and the admin gave in. I've called foul.
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« Reply #112 on: May 20, 2015, 09:02:57 pm »
"Dream Focus", the guy who originally proposed deletion, went and whined on the closing admin's talk page and the admin gave in.

Blimey, I guess I was right, some people really do have way too much time on their hands.
 

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« Reply #113 on: May 20, 2015, 09:06:18 pm »
[emoji14]hew:

Now that this over - can I start a new post asking for volunteers (I will help) to set up an index on Wiki to the videos?  Maybe 10 to 20 per person with someone first giving instructions ??  Sorted like a Playlist would be, in fact we could use Dave's playlist as a template.

I do not know if possible but another wish list from me is :  a list of links sorted by subject.   I have found lots of useful links by reading these posts but it is on a hit and miss basis.  If possible then after the video list.

thanks
I love the idea! What about The Amp Hour too?

I can help at July and try to start trsnscription to make English subtitles, this can help on priority of what episodes to make subtitles first.
 

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« Reply #114 on: May 21, 2015, 02:15:55 am »
"Dream Focus", the guy who originally proposed deletion, went and whined on the closing admin's talk page and the admin gave in.

Blimey, I guess I was right, some people really do have way too much time on their hands.
Interesting. This is the same guy that removed the reference to Dave's videos in the Solar Roadways page (forum thread here) - personal vendetta?
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« Reply #115 on: May 21, 2015, 05:37:19 am »
I don't know if it's a personal vendetta, but I find interesting that the user page for that DreamFocus guy reports two nominations for deletions, in 2009 and 2010.
 


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