User talk:RayBirks

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Initial welcome[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

I appreciate your work on expanding Democracy: The God That Failed from a stub. Let me know if I can assist you in the future. Dick Clark 18:42, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Gerber/Hart Library[edit]

This article is not posted at WP:AFD it has been marked with a "prod" tag. "Prod" tags can be added by anyone, and if you disagree with the tag you can remove it witout discussion. If the person who added the prod tag disagrees, then the article may be listed at AFD. If you think the library is notable, and meets the standards listed at WP:NOTABLE, then simply remove the tag. It is at the top of the page and looks like this:

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You might also put a note explaining your reasoning on the article's talk page, and/or on the talk page of the person who added the PROD tag. Any questions? I'm happy to help. -- Samuel Wantman 19:32, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Samuel, I understood what you meant and concurred, but things seem to have changed in a short time. Thanks for your continued tutelage. -- RayBirks 01:44, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

If you want to get someone's attention, put a message on their talk page (like the way you got my attention). Some people will leave a message on a talk page and say "reply here, I'm watching the page". This often works, but there is no automatic notification, you have to notice the page in your watchlist or remember to look back for a reply. Sometimes, for the sake of keeping a conversation in one place, I'll reply on the original talk page, and leave a short message on a users talk page, saying simply "I've replied here. -- Samuel Wantman 06:53, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Stubs and categories...[edit]

Wikipedia:Category and Wikipedia:Stub are the two natural places to start. If there's anything specific you're unclear about, please feel free to ask. Alai 04:48, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Will keep reading and pass along any questions here, if you watch for a while. :) -- RayBirks 04:52, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

-- RayBirks 05:07, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Long articles are only really stubs if they're very short in text, but long on stats, lists, tables, etc; or if they're very obviously more-incomplete-than-not in a key manner. For articles that are longer, but still somewhat incomplete, there are other annotations, like the {{expand}} template, talk-page "classification" templates (like "start-class article", etc). Alai 05:15, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Oh, and Madagascar Plan isn't a stub, and doesn't have any stub categories: it has "ordinary" or "permanent" article-space categories, that are there for reader reference, as opposed to stub types, and other "maintenance" categories, which are there for the benefit of editors. Alai 05:19, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

You helped choose Coffee as this week's WP:AID winner[edit]

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This week Coffee was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

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History of Money and Banking in the United States[edit]

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Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution[edit]

Hi. You recently reverted my edit to Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was an attempt to fix vandalism in the form of mass copying-and-pasting of the article. You therefore reverted back to the vandalised version; another anonymous user tried to fix it, and ClueBot, being stupid, reverted back to you... in short, thanks to you the article has now been like that all day, and I've only just fixed it again; please don't revert this latest edit as well otherwise we'll be going round in circles forever. Have a look at the page history: note how the article has been around 9,600 bytes for ages and then suddenly jumps to 355,000 bytes? That's not new content, that's garbage copies of the original, and it's quite obvious when you look at it. Please do so before jumping to the revert button in future. Thanks – Gurch 05:04, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

P/E[edit]

You wrote:

Does anyone have a link we could include that points to average market P/E ratios during various downturns? It would be very helpful to see real-life examples of where P/E ratios have ended up in the depths of a recession/depression.
Upon further thinking, I realized that you had a very good question. I have just added some data.--Chakreshsinghai (talk) 00:56, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Ron Paul[edit]

Why so he is. Show's how much I know about US politics... Thankyou!Larklight (talk) 20:53, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Circuit (film)[edit]

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Warning editors[edit]

Hi Ray, I saw your post on Thingg's talk page and issued the warning. To answer your question, yes, you may warn editors when you see them doing something wrong. You should have a look at WP:UTN to see various templates that use optimized wording. You may want to try them out in the sandbox to test. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 04:49, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Derivatives (finance)[edit]

Hi,

Clearing does not eliminate counterparty risk. Clearing houses are distinct from exchanges. That is, just because a clearing house handles the trade information, they do not necessarily operate as a central counterparty. This is especially the case in OTC Derivatives. See e.g., http://www.dtcc.com/products/derivserv/

Therefore, your edits to the Derivatives article are inaccurate. Please feel free to contact me on my talk page if this is unclear. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Erdosfan (talkcontribs) 23:59, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

See Derivatives talk page.Erdosfan (talk) 23:55, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Real Business Cycle Theory[edit]

I noticed your change in the RBCT section, and I think the change was the right one content-wise, but I feel like the language could flow a little better. Here is the current text:

Economists have come up with many ideas to answer the above question. The one which currently dominates the academic Real Business Cycle Theory literature was introduced by Finn E. Kydland and Edward C. Prescott in their seminal 1982 work “Time to Build And Aggregate Fluctuations.”

I'd like to propose we say something like this instead:

Finn E. Kydland and Edward C. Prescott, in their seminal 1982 work “Time to Build And Aggregate Fluctuations.”, introduced what became known as Real Business Cycle Theory as one answer to this question.

Or maybe a phrasing like this:

Finn E. Kydland and Edward C. Prescott introduced one answer to this question in their seminal 1982 work “Time to Build And Aggregate Fluctuations.” This answer later became known as Real Business Cycle Theory.

What do you think? Comments? Criticisms? 75.82.133.73 (talk) 10:04, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

  • I'm glad you asked. I have seen so much spam and vandalism of late that my cursory look at the change you mention looked like more of the same. At the very least, it was perhaps carelessly added. A simple comment from me would have alleviated any concern, I think, but I erred on the side of believing it was spam.
That said, your considered reply is welcome, and I believe I slightly prefer your first approach, but either would do just fine. Thanks again for your care in editing. --RayBirks (talk) 19:49, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009[edit]

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The Samuelson's "Economics" Entry.[edit]

Ray,

I see your sensible comments on the Wikipedia entry for Samuelson's "Economics," and write for solace. Your valid point apart, the whole article strikes me as scandalously inept. (I've posted two notes in the talk page over there.)

Do you know enough about the Wikipedia system to get the thing pulled and replaced, either by something competent or by a simple placeholder?

Best wishes,

David Lloyd-Jones (talk) 01:02, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

== David, I frequent Wikipedia only intermittently so am likely not your best source here. [Heck, I can't even remember how to indent an entry!!] I am not a fan of Mr. Samuelson's outlook and work, so I may be biased. You might start by creating a topic on such on the related "Talk" page. My experience, however, is that people of different philosophies don't process suggestions well. One can only begin! -- Ray Birks (Chicago, Illinois) 9/3/2017

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