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Hello, DrHow, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Jenks24 (talk) 12:59, 27 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Jenks24. I am curious about what motivated your "Welcome" message. If you look at my Contributions page, you will see that I have made quite a few contributions in the last half year - so it's a bit late to be welcoming me. Nevertheless, I do not regard myself as being experienced at editing Wikipedia. Did something in particular catch your attention? My most recent edit was unsigned, as I was just undoing some vandalism and did not see how to sign it (or think it worth commenting on on the talk page). You may note that, way back in 2005, I sought (and got) clarification on an Australian rules football terminology issue. (I glanced at your pages enough to realize that you have an interest there.) 02:35, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Oops. Four tildes! Not five. DrHow (talk) 02:38, 30 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your edit to Sam Bird is what caught my attention, not because you had done anything incorrectly, but because I was surprised to see you had been around for so long (2005!) and no one had welcomed you. My thought process when leaving the welcome message was "better late than never" – I probably should have used Template:Welcome-belated rather than the stock-standard welcome, though. Hope that clears things up. Cheers, Jenks24 (talk) 03:10, 30 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi DrHow. I simply did a YouTube search on "AtlanticRacingSeries", it did NOT respond "Did you mean 'Atlantic Racing Series'?", but listed 25 or so video uploaded by AtlanticRacingSeries. After checking some of the video, I figured you made a mistake. As all of the uploads are 4 years old or older, I believe this info in the article is not going to be pertinent in the future, and should be deleted eventually. So I would recommend against adding the URL. Yiba (talk) 06:30, 9 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree completely with your argument about the irrationality of root2. The usual proofs are terribly long-winded. I cannot see why the wikipedia gurus resist the much simpler version. By the way, you do need to prove that a fraction has a unique irreducible form:

Let a/b = c/d a,b coprime and c,d coprime. Then ad = b BillDixon56 (talk) 07:00, 16 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry....interrupted... Then ad = bc Every factor of a must be a factor of c since it cannot be a factor of b, and every factor of c is a factor of a since c,d are coprime. Thus a=c and b=d. So a rational has exactly one irreducible form. Then your proof is watertight. a-squared/ b-squared is irreducible so it equals n/1. So b=1 and a equals root-n. Quite right. BillDixon56 (talk) 07:06, 16 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Off-road racing, dead links[edit]

Thanks for the note! I did see some of your changes. I'm probably the only Wikipedian with a large number of edits who understands off road racing (my first in-person off-road race was in SODA back when Brendan Gaughan was coming up through the ranks in a Class 13 truck). I've gone to Crandon since 2008 and I plan to go again this year.

Please do not remove non-functional citations. It is critical that they are kept per WP:DEADLINK. A dead link means that the link is still valid (AGF). Deadlink explains how to make an attempt to recover, or otherwise mark it as being dead.

I made some changes to the demise of CORR saying how it was split in 2 on the Midwest / West Coast lines. Otherwise I left things intact. Royalbroil 05:36, 12 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The reason why I feel that TORC replaced CORR was because CORR used to race around here in the Midwest - Bark River, Crandon. Most of the tracks had switched to WSORR however, so I see your point. I think it's important to note that both of the national short course off-road series closed over the 2008-2009 off season so that the reader understands the atmosphere of TORC's origin. By the way, did you check to see if it has archived the page? That's the standard first place to check. Perhaps I read more into the source that what it really said.
On a side note, I'm glad to finally find someone else here who understands off-road racing! I rarely have time to work on article development but I'd be spending it on a major off-road racing personality. Too many big names don't even have an article. I'm lucky to have enough time to upload all of the images that I take of the communities that I visit! Royalbroil 00:38, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]