Greetings. On your user page you write: "An alumni of Penn State University, he is ...".
Having been steeped in Latin declensions and conjugations, this offends my grammatical sensibility. "Alumni" is plural. It sounds to me like this would to you: "A former students of PSU, he is ...". I beg you, change this to "alumnus".
Fixed, and may I say that you clearly have a lot of time on your hands. That was the most lavishly discussed typo I believe I have ever seen. --Thisisbossi, 20:24, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
Piazza Cavour is not in Borgo
Hallo, I saw that you added a picture of Piazza Cavour in the Page about Borgo. Actually the Piazza belongs to the nearby rione of Prati, so I will move the picture there. alex2006 09:15, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
Great job on the minor routes list, there are still some minor errors but I'm sure you'll fix them on your next edit. Anyway, you said on the talk page to get the shields ready, well... they're done! They've actually been done for a while now, all possible non-letter-suffixed routes 0-999, plus the signed 835A and blanks. They are all named MD Route X.svg by the way, except for the blanks which are named MD_blank.svg and MD_blank_wide.svg.-Jeff(talk) 04:06, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the shields! I've been procrastinating (to say the least) on getting the other highways up... nearly a year has since passed, but I'll see if I can at least wrap up PG County before summer. Then I'll see about making MoCo my summer project. --Bossi (talk ;; contribs) 02:43, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
I award Thisisbossi the orginal barnstar for his/her hard work on transportation articles. Ev@nRobidoux 21:27, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
A bit delayed for a response from me, but thank you very much! I'll try to keep at it. --Thisisbossi 04:44, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
Attention Fellow Engineers
Thisisbossi While I understand the desire to remove and clean this note from the page by placing it into discussion, I still feel a very valid point is being made and the layman doesn't look at the discussion. What about the questions raised on the proper method for having this conversation? I'm new to the edit process, would it be possible for you to put a note declaring this open letter was moved to discussion on the main page. I think this is a conversation that is page one and shouldn't be buried on page 6 of metro. --FOK SD OA 16:24, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
(moved this here from main article) --Thisisbossi 10:34, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
I'd like to make a request to the greater Engineering community. Perhaps one of you with high level ASCE connections would be willing to pass this thru the proper channels and then on to ASME, IEEE, and hundreds of other great organizations. I'll be the first to admit that perhaps this isn't the best method to pass this message on, but come on; really folks, we are an iterative people. Help me find the correct solution/method, as this is a universal problem. And that problem is; we are silent.
Our highly educated voices, as a group, are far too silent. I would like to see every engineering group put experts forward as a bit of community service to fill in some of these technical pages. We may not be able to fix the Schools, but it would be a great gift to them. Perhaps if enough other industries pick up the idea maybe we could see our ASCE Infrastructure Report Card grade for the Schools go from D- to B-. If you want to claim the volunteer work as an individual, as an agency, or as a company as a service then please feel free to so with no shame. I for one am putting my shoulder behind RO Desalination. I would encourage everyone to pass this concept on to their friends, coworkers, students, bosses, and all kindred enginerds. We have a great opportunity before us. Please embrace it. If we could allow this statement or a good edit of it to be up on this page for 1 month (ie expiration date for this tag will be 9/24/06. This tag will be removed on 9/24/06). IF there is another medium for this that I’m unaware of I’m fine with it being in discussion. However, I think you might agree with me that saying it loudly and with easy access for a bit would be very help in getting the message heard. If we could place this or a similar message on the Engineering Portal I’d appreciate it. --FOK SD OA 06:55, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Unfortunately, at this time, I do not know enough about any of the topics to provide a valuable opinion on any of the issues. --Thisisbossi 10:18, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Question about Ephrata
I was wondering why you felt that it was necessary to remove information about the KKK and heroin problems from the Ephrata article? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:27, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
See the applicable discussion page and post any comments there that you may have regarding this issue. Also please remember to sign your posts. --Thisisbossi 03:36, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up! Note that I have photo info over at Wikimedia Commons. Feel free to ask me to upload any photos I have listed there; or feel free to request photos in the MD-PA-NJ-DC areas. --Thisisbossi 04:44, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
I have moved your galleries. Check "my contributions". -- RHaworth 07:11, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
Good call -- it had completely slipped my mind to even think of adding "User:" in front of those. Thanks! --Thisisbossi 07:48, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
Heh, yeah the highest I'll go is a B since I never quite have the work ethic to go about starting a GA discussion. If I recall, the Disaster Management WP does not yet have a template up for assessment; but I'll definitely waste hours of potentially productive time doing assessments there as soon as they get that template up! :P My knowledge of earthquakes is slim to nil, though, other than the annual 4.0 that strikes the Mid-Atlantic. --Thisisbossi 20:16, 31 December 2006 (UTC)