User talk:Pdcook

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April 2010[change source]

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Classical Esthertalk 02:25, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Query[change source]

What is the point of this other wikipedia when we already have the normal Wikipedia? Immunize (talk) 16:41, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

I do not see the point of a Wiki being "simple". Immunize (talk) 16:42, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

I have replied on your talk page. Kansan (talk) 16:45, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
It seems others have answered the question well enough. I think the Main Page had a reasonable answer to your query: "The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone! That includes children and adults who are learning English." P. D. Cook Talk to me! 18:53, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Enzyme[change source]

I've had a look, and I think it needs to be more or less completely rewritten. The enWP article is not much good either. It's an absolutely central article for biochemistry and cell biology, too important to be left as it is. An interesting source is Arthur Kornberg's For the love of enzymes: the odessy of a scientist. Harvard 1989. I'd welcome you doing it, what do you think? It does require adequate chemical knowledge. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:18, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Well I know the en:enzyme article was rated FA a few years ago. I'm hoping I'll have the time to work on the Simple article, and I agree a ground-up rewrite is probably the best way to go. Perhaps I'll start a userspace draft this weekend. Regards, P. D. Cook Talk to me! 16:39, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm obviously wrong about the enWP article. What was I thinking of? Anyway, I've put in brief sections about enzyme function and cofactors. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:39, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm hoping I can work on these some time, but the en:May 2010 Tennessee floods have sucked up my free time. P. D. Cook Talk to me! 02:43, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
I ran across more sources, and so did more work on Enzyme. I've put up the 10-billion-fold quote to Template talk:Did you know. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:50, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

expansion[change source]

Please expand your articles to a reasonable length (paragraph). Anything less can be speedily deleted. Griffinofwales (talk) 01:06, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Working on it. I guess I didn't see "article is a stub" as a CSD. P. D. Cook Talk to me! 01:07, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Technically, no. The criteria is mainly used for one-two liners that don't show any expandable content (little or no meaning). However, some admins have expanded the use. Griffinofwales (talk) 01:11, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
It would be unfortunate if my referenced additions get deleted merely because they are stubs. P. D. Cook Talk to me! 01:12, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[change source]

Information.svg Everybody forgets sometimes, but here at Simple English Wikipedia we use the section heading "Other websites" instead of English Wikipedia's "External links", which you used in "Carl Levin". Do remember to use "Other websites" in articles that you create in the future. Thanks for your help! Belle tête-à-tête 05:43, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. P. D. Cook Talk to me! 12:12, 14 May 2010 (UTC)