User_talk: Byron Delaney/Archive

Pastor Zack said:

Hi Byron Delaney,

Thanks for joining the wikiHow community. Since you're new, you might want to take the wikiHow tour to learn about how things work around here.

Please leave a message on my talk page, by clicking the link below, if I can help you with anything on wikiHow!

Byron Delaney said:
I think that I'll revoke my antioxidant beer title and just be happy with the quality beer title.

At 18:29, Sep 27, 2007

D-raeD rae said:

Amazing work on Build and Use a Kegerator! I think it's FAC stuff :D

At 18:25, Sep 30, 2007

ElocinaNicole Willson said:

Great work on Brew Antioxidant Rich Beer! Welcome to wikiHow. I hope you stick around. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

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Thanks for bringing life into wikiHow...
Congratulations on Becoming a wikiHow Author Congratulations! You have made your first handful of edits on wikiHow and are now a co-author of our shared how-to manual. Of the millions of people who read wikiHow every month, very few overcome their initial fear of participation to make it this far. I, and the other volunteer editors here hope you will continue editing and help us fulfill our mission of building a complete, high quality, multilingual how-to manual. Again, congratulations on becoming a wikiHow author!

At 17:54, Oct 07, 2007

ElocinaNicole Willson said:

No problem :). I'm just happy to see that the quality of our beer-related articles is improving. If the articles you work on get featured, I think they'd be pretty popular with Digg readers.

At 18:58, Oct 22, 2007

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Byron, Nice work adding good sources to the Green Tea article :) FYI, you might want to check out this article on how to use our reference system to make it easy to show where the sources are applicable within the article. Here's a guide on that:

How to Reference Sources on wikiHow

Thanks again for the good work! It's really helpful to add good references where they're needed.

At 20:07, Oct 22, 2007

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Glad it was helpful!

At 20:04, Oct 24, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey - I rolled back your change to the citations because I couldn't figure out what you did. Can you explain? I can rollback my rollback as soon as I know what's up. =)

At 20:15, Oct 24, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Ah, okay! Thanks! I'll go ahead an rollback my rollback =P

At 20:42, Oct 24, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey, nice pics of cocoa pods. Did you take them yourself?

At 23:49, Oct 24, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

It happens! Just go to the page history. Your latest edit should be at the top, with rollback at the end of the edit details. Just click on rollback. That'll undo what you just did. Let me know if you need any more help!

At 20:52, Oct 26, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Okay, I think I see what happened; when you rolled back your latest edit, it automatically rolled back all of your edits. What you can do instead is revert back to the version you liked most. I did a revert--can you check out the article to make sure I reverted to the best version?

At 16:34, Oct 27, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hello! Just had an idea...What do you think about starting an article titled How to Harvest Cocoa Beans and put your pictures there? That'd be an interesting topic, and I'm guessing we'd then have the only how-to on the Web on that subject...! I know you didn't actually harvest the beans yourself (did you?) but some very basic steps would do the trick. Thoughts?

At 19:23, Oct 28, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey again, just wanted to run something by you. Noticed your new article, Free Pour Liquor Like a Pro. Looks awesome! My question is regarding the title. I did a research on Google as outlined in How to Change the Title of a wikiHow Article and it seems like a simpler version, "How to Free Pour" is more commonly searched. Would that title work for the article, or is it too general? Let me know! Thanks!

At 21:13, Oct 28, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Great! I nominated it for featuring, by the way. Congrats!

At 18:18, Oct 29, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Awesome work on that new beer brewing article. I nominated it for FAC.!

At 18:19, Oct 29, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Thanks for making wikiHow beautiful
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Just got back from a quick trip to New Hampshire and wanted to send you this wiki postcard. It is a photo I took after hiking up Mount Monadnock. I missed you and everyone else at wikiHow when I was gone.

Thanks so much for making wikiHow a better place. You are making our shared dream of a free, complete, high quality how-to manual possible. Thanks.

At 23:15, Oct 29, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hi! Congrats on another one of your articles getting nominated for featuring! I was just reading Brew Antioxidant Rich Beer and looking for direct references to add to the intro (articles that get featured usually get slammed if there are any questionable, unreferenced statements in the summary, even if there's a slew of sources at the bottom). I couldn't find a reference for this statement, though: Hop polyphenol antioxidants can also contribute to desirable foam stability. I found this study but - now correct me if I'm wrong - it seemed to indicate that polyphenols make foam stability worse off...? I was only able to skim it but I figured I'd have better luck talking to you about it than trying to relive college chemistry!

At 17:26, Oct 30, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Byron! Thanks for the clarification. Would using the link to that PDF as a reference for that statement work? Also, feel free to replace away when it comes to the pictures I uploaded. I'm positive that your pictures will be ten times more helpful and accurate. The number of brewing pictures under the Creative Commons license is limited, unfortunately, so having our own would be awesome! =)

At 23:33, Oct 30, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Wow! They look awesome! I nominated the kegerator page for featuring. You're on a roll! =)

At 17:48, Nov 03, 2007

DavecrosbyDave Crosby said:

Hi Byron, Brew Antioxidant Rich Beer is reverted to your requested date.

At 17:21, Nov 06, 2007

Jcomeau_ictxJohn Comeau said:

Sure! Same at my place. The only difference between a tavern and a shebeen is that the latter is unlicensed.

At 21:27, Nov 07, 2007

ElocinaNicole Willson said:

Thanks for writing the articles :).

If there's anything I can help you with, please let me know.

At 01:40, Nov 08, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Awesome work on how to Free Pour. Thanks!

At 17:49, Nov 10, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Bryon, I loved the article you started Make-Layered-Shots and have been editing it, and placing proper pictures at proper steps.

you have done a great job on this, but somehow there is a middle layer glass missing. The steps mentions it, but there is no picture of it being poured after the first, and before the last layer.

Unless I am missing something.;)....Do you have another picture?...

I did move the finished glass to the summary...I left one on the tips, only to save it, and use later.

I await news of the picture, that somehow seems to be missing.

At 19:12, Nov 10, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Byron!

The article looks fantastic. I did some editing, but it really didn't need much! The pictures are great, they get the point across--I understood everything by following along with both the text and the images. Nicely done, as usual! =)

At 19:20, Nov 10, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Well the only reason I suggested the 2nd layer was because you had mentioned in in the steps, so i felt all three should have been shown.

however we can get away with leaving it out, by adding something to the steps.

I moved the steps to fit the pictures, and was about to separate the larger step to fit.

I also removed one picture, but I placed it for safe keeping in the tips..I always save pictures when I edit, in the tips. It is my own way of moving stuff around, and yet not losing it..;)

I can, if you do not mind, further edit so that the article will be accurate...accuracy is now what wikihow is stressing.

It is really a great article, very well thought up, and written...just needs some editing.

If you do not mind my moving, changing and deleting, I would be happy to edit it for you..

At 19:31, Nov 10, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Well I never got to the format.;)..I did not have a chance to finish it, But thats great, she does a good job on editing

At 18:26, Nov 11, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Thanks for asking me. Sure Anything can be done, and changed and enlarged. I usually make the intro picture larger, and also i believe that I had used the three sectioned glass in the intro.

Add the pictures to the site if you want. Add them to the space below the tips...thats the place that I use as a holder when I edit.;)....

And I will move them around add, and make it really what you want.

Look at the article that I created, I just added my own pictures to it, and removed the one large pic of just a flickr orchid..Care-for-Orchids

I think I like this better than the other one...:

At 18:33, Nov 11, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

I just looked at the picture. I would like to move a tip to a step, and also move the finished picture, to the Intro.

Do you mind my editing it for you, and if you do not like it I can remove it

At 18:41, Nov 11, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Thanks, I have already started, and will let you know when i am done, so we do not have an edit collision.;)

Did you look at my Orchid article to see the pictures of my own that I took and added to the article?

At 19:14, Nov 11, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Bryon, I made a few changes that I think make the article look and read better.

I also formatted two steps that were not formatted.

I moved the finished drink to the top, because it is mentioned there. I also moved a tip to the intro.

I removed the captions, which i think mess up a picture, and added the info about the measuring cups into the step itself.

My feelings are that an article words should tell all, and a picture should show what the words have said,and that captions mess up the clean look of the pictures.

I removed the one glass you had, with red on the bottom and whipped cream to the top of the glass, because it did not fit into the article at all.....

I like it this way, and hope you do also....if not, I can make changes....

At 19:33, Nov 11, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

yes i felt the same way, it is easier and the pictures show up better this way. Let me see what you edited for curiousity.;)

I am so pleased you liked it. If you need editing on other articles, please do not hesitate to ask....

At 19:38, Nov 11, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

I added a few links...Looks really good now..

At 11:09, Nov 12, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

hey, been checking the Brew Beer article, and its really great and interesting. actually fascinating..;)

I have been moving steps to the pictures, to fill in the empty spaces....will continue on the bottom few also, with the bottles of beer.

I wonder if this picture is important to be shown, or can it be eliminated, 'Underside of mash tun manifold assemblyas I find it difficult to find a place for it. However if it is necessary, then i will keep looking.

The bottom two pictures need to be placed with appropriate places, but will do that later when I return.

I did not remove any of your well thought out wordings...was just putting the puzzle pieces together..;}

I hope you like the way it is being played out...If not you can always return it to its original .

Thanks for adding a topic so interesting, and yet not well known to the list of wikiHow articles. I myself am fascinated by the entire process, and I am sure that others worldwide will also appreciate the knowledge of this very topic.

At 14:56, Nov 12, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

no problem. I felt a page looked and read better with a picture on each step, but do as you feel best.

At 15:24, Nov 12, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

The beauty and the benifits of a wiki, is that the more editors that edit, the better the article becomes.;). This then is a wiki, no particular article belongs to the one that authored it, it belongs to all the authors who helped edit it.;)

I did not change a word of the writing, all I did was attempt to find a part of the steps that could go with the picture. It is always best, not to have vast spaces between steps,as had been by having pictures standing alone, and so I was filling it in with the information that you had written..;)

It is easier for others to read the steps and then take a peek at the picture that goes with it. Since wikiHow articles are read world wide, by people who have no idea howto brew beer, articles are best when made simple for them to understand and to do it themselves. Thats the purpose of a Howto, to show others how to do it....

Your knowledge of this process is remarkable, and the information is great so share with others. I love to learn new things, and reading yours opened my eyes to some methods that I have not known.

The accuracy of each article makes each even more valuable to both the readers who already knew the information, and those like me, who knew nothing.:)

Your contributions are great, and I look forward to many more from you as they help to create a better and larger wikiHow worldwide.

At 15:49, Nov 12, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

I just noticed the messages you sent, and hope you did not think I just was not responding. ;)..

The article is quite good the way it is, and there is really very little that needs further editing.

You did a great job on them...good details and wonderful pictures.;)

Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing more. And if you ever need help, please know I am here to do just that.;)

At 22:29, Nov 12, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Wow. Fantastic work on the layered shots article. So great. I was going to FAC it, but someone beat me to it.  :) Great work!

At 22:58, Nov 12, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

And fantastic photos and editing on the Kegerator article!

At 19:06, Nov 13, 2007

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Man, the free pour article just keeps looking better and better. Nice work!

At 19:28, Nov 13, 2007

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

I patrolled the edit you just marked as final. Looks great :) Did you take those photos?

At 19:35, Nov 13, 2007

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

You know, I thought that might be the case because of the angles. Cool! I wonder if I can do that while cooking (I have a few techniques I'd like to share)...

At 01:33, Nov 14, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Wow, you just keep makin' those articles better and better!

At 22:49, Nov 14, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

  • salivates*

Looks great! Very nice job with the pictures. Do you have a lot of photography experience?

At 20:06, Nov 15, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

wikiBeauty Award
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A salute for your
random acts of beauty.

Your contributions are appreciated.
Thanks for making wikiHow a special place to be.

For starting many fantastic new articles on bar tending, complete with beautifully framed step by step photos. -- Jack H

At 00:01, Nov 17, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

I did a little research and I can't seem to find which one is more popular. There do seem to be more searches for "How to Use a Cocktail Shaker" but I'm not sure if this title would fit. Whatever you think is best, let me know and I'll change it. =)

At 17:49, Nov 20, 2007

ElocinaNicole Willson said:

Hi! You might want to consider setting things up so your edits are automatically marked as patrolled. I don't know if you're familiar with the wikiHow toolbar, but it goes off everytime a wikiHow FA is edited. Basically, every edit has to be patrolled -- looked at by someone and clicked off as "marked as patrolled". Whenever you edit an article, the toolbar flashes and I think it could be potential vandalism when really it's you putting finishing touches on your excellent bartending articles.

Jack asked me to do this a while back so the toolbar wouldn't go off every time I wove links on FAs.

If you're interested, I can tell you how to do this.

At 01:13, Nov 25, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Byron!

I was just looking over Make a Shaken Cocktail and trying to organize the first step, and it occurred to me that there might be enough info in that first step to make another entire article: Garnish a Cocktail, which seems to be a pretty commonly searched topic. What do you think about starting it? Or are the garnishes you describe only suitable for shaken cocktails?

At 02:19, Nov 25, 2007

FlicketyFlickety said:

At 19:38, Nov 25, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

It looks fantastic. I just did a little formatting, added related wikihows, and nominated it for featuring. Nicely done!

At 17:22, Nov 27, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Wow. Another beautiful article. Garnish a Cocktail. It is looking really good.

At 20:44, Nov 27, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Fantastic! Another FA for certain. You rock!

At 01:05, Dec 01, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Congrats on today's FA. Nice work.  :)

At 21:06, Dec 05, 2007

FlicketyFlickety said:

Thanks for more great articles. Wow, it is always a pleasure to open an article started by you!


At 00:11, Dec 06, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:


I'm curious to learn more about Absinthe. Since you seem to know about so may types of alcohol, I was wondering if you know enough to write an article about "How to Drink Absinthe". Kind of curious topic for a formerly forbidden drink. WDYT?

At 04:21, Dec 06, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Very cool!

At 18:53, Dec 06, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

I think you may need to be 18 to appreciate some of the humor here, but the readers of Fark, like your article:

It is on their homepage right now:

and the usual sort of compliments and griefing here:

Congrats.  :)

At 20:58, Dec 06, 2007

FlicketyFlickety said:

Oh what a great absinthe article! Thanks! How this brings back my days of dissecting 19th century angst-ridden French authors!


At 00:18, Dec 09, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey! Make a Living Wall - what a cool topic. Do you by any chance have any pictures? Please? Pretty please?

At 13:37, Dec 09, 2007

DoggyLover2008DoggyLover2008 said:

want me to color and put photos in your userpage

At 14:29, Dec 09, 2007

DoggyLover2008DoggyLover2008 said:

ok your welcome, thanx for saying you like my userpage. call me whenever u want me to.

At 17:53, Dec 09, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Would any of these photos fit? They seem to all be licensed CC by Attribution, so we can upload them and place a link back to the Flickr page in the description box. I added an image of the Czech method, feel free to take it out if it doesn't fit - I'm by no means an expert on this topic. =)

At 18:39, Dec 09, 2007

FlicketyFlickety said:

At 00:30, Dec 11, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Wow. Your new Drink Absinthe article is looking great. Let me know when you are fully satisfied with it and ready for me to {{fac}}if it hasn't been FAC'd already that is.  :).

At 16:15, Dec 11, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

It looks great! I hope someone adds some editing, just because more editors is always a nice on a wiki. But I didn't see much I could change. I think this is going to be a great FA. I liked your Make a Living Wall article too. Are you making one of these walls? Any idea where we could find some photos to make that an FA too?

We could import this photo from WP since it is freely licensed. More photos would be better of course though. Maybe not so easy to get though.

At 20:07, Dec 11, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

All good. Let me know if you get the photos so I can {{fac}}it.

At 23:34, Dec 11, 2007

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Byron! I made some changes to Drink Absinthe - can you take a look and make sure that they actually help the flow of the article? If not, feel free to undo my edits. I tried to move the descriptive information into the Tips so that the steps are more action-oriented. I also broke the methods down into separate sections so that each has its own numbered steps. In some parts, I changed the wording so that it's in active rather than passive tense (e.g. "the spoon is dunked" to "dunk the spoon"). Let me know what you think!

At 18:43, Dec 13, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Hey Byron,

I noticed we had another page on how to Prepare Absinthe. It wasn't nearly as good as the info you created. So I copied your instructions to that page:

You might want to just make a small edit on the page, so your name is listed as an author, since you really wrote it.  :)

Again Drink Absinthe is a really fine page. I'm looking forward to having it as a FA at some point in January. Congrats again.

At 19:38, Dec 14, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Fantastic. Great re-write. Good to know this was well researched.

So what are you thinking of doing for your next wiki project? Do you have any more interesting ideas up your sleeve?

At 19:44, Dec 15, 2007

Toothistoothis said:

I'll stop editing

At 03:08, Dec 16, 2007

Toothistoothis said:

Byron: I hope I didn't remove a whole step, it's not something I would do. I'll check it out, as sometimes I screw up. Always contact me if you have an issue with my editing. BTW, this is a crucial issue that could save the country billions.

At 03:33, Dec 16, 2007

Toothistoothis said:

Byron: If I'm not mistaken, the article is repeated twice. I wanted to leave it up to you to delete one, and I did most of my editing on the first one, so I hope you delete the second one.

At 18:02, Dec 16, 2007

Toothistoothis said:

Good, necassary and informative article.

At 21:52, Dec 16, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Wow. Great page. Very well researched. Thanks for writing it. I changed the title as you requested.

I'm looking forward to seeing your next idea. :)

At 17:24, Dec 17, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Yeah. I love it. THat is a great idea. It also compliments the educational side of our mission. Some of the experiments could be included in our information sharing projects with UNICEF and the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) groups too. Great ideas!

At 00:01, Dec 19, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

High Quality wikiHow Contributor
For fantastic authorship and photography. Your diligent research, great photography, and excellent writing have dramatically improved wikiHow and helped educate thousands of people. Thanks. -- Jack H

At 00:01, Dec 19, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

BTW, you might like this tool for your user page

At 17:33, Dec 21, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

Great! Actually you can leave the info from Garnish a Cocktail in there. There is no reason it can't be in both articles.

Looks great...and I sense it is another FA. Let me know when you are fully done editing it.

Fantastic images.

At 18:48, Dec 21, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

awesome work!

At 18:49, Dec 21, 2007

JackHerrickJack H said:

I'm almost done picking FAs for early January. I'll try to get this in the next batch for late January. Great job.

At 02:12, Dec 22, 2007

Maniac18Maniac said:

Great articles you created today! (on how to make cocktails) They look awesome :)


At 03:46, Dec 22, 2007

ElocinaNicole Willson said:

Byron Delaney: A High Quality Author
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Recognizing your continuing, excellent high-quality contributions that you make to wikiHow: Thanks for your superb, clear instructions helping educate thousands or millions. Your dedication to high quality is a shining example to all at wikiHow in your vital part of wikiHow's mission, as you continue sharing your expertise so freely.

At 15:56, Dec 22, 2007

FlicketyFlickety said:

Wow! Lots of great new article additions, thanks! Just a question - are the categories under drinks working for you? If you ever feel they need breaking down into some more concise subcategories, just let me or one of the other Cat Team members know (Tom Viren/Webster) - we are happy to assist. To justify creation of new subcategories, we usually follow the reasoning of the creation being logical, likely to make things easier for readers to find the info and there are 5 or more articles. Just letting you know.


At 22:15, Dec 22, 2007

FlicketyFlickety said:

Excellent, thanks for the detailed subcategories. I will make these very soon and keep me posted on any further ones you think might be useful. If I have any questions while I make them, I'll let you know as this is not an area I am greatly familiar with. Chocolate martini sounds inviting though... Thanks!


At 20:55, Dec 23, 2007

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

At 05:00, Dec 24, 2007

MdotleyWebster said:

Merry Christmas! Your talk page is about 43kib long, now. If you don't know how to archive your talk page, you might want to contact The Archiver.

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