Welcome to Adminship[edit source]

Hi Vinay,

Thank you for all of the excellent work that you do and for taking our offer to be and administrator of Appropedia.

Adminship allows you:

  • to officiate and mediate on conflict and requests
  • to edit pages in the MediaWiki category, such as MediaWiki:Newpageintro
  • to move and rollback pages
  • to protect and delete pages
  • to block editors
  • other special features

The work you are currently doing is great, please do not feel the need to utilize the admin functions until it comes up.

Thank you again, --Lonny 00:46, 7 May 2007 (PDT)

Space travel is a better accelerator for technology than war[edit source]

I kind of have a problem with this idea, Vinay. While the technological breakthroughs made in space research are indeed amazing, most of them came from the Cold War era "Space Race", which was a direct result of our conflict with the Soviets. You'll notice that since the end of the Cold War, the amount of interest and funding for space exploration has grinded to a crawl. Civil space exploration, while promising, has amounted to not much more than 'pot shots' compared to the momentum NASA had in it's hayday. Hopefully China's recent efforts will give us enough of a kick in the pants to re-initiate our programs. Once again, it won't be in the sprit of cooperation, but in competition. Kajmal 20:10, 13 March 2008 (PDT)

The Future we deserve[edit source]


The Future We Deserve book idea is brilliant -- you never disappoint.

--Joshua 16:33, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

arr! thank you so much! find us some more contributors! --Vinay Gupta 16:35, 30 June 2010 (UTC) (and, you know, thank you for hosting!)

Hexayurt cooling[edit source]


I have rewritten the Hexayurt cooling page to discuss ventilation and cooling however it is all theory as I have only ever seen photos of the Hexayurt!

Can someone who knows more about the practcal aspects review what I have written?

Joe Raftery 22:24, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

moved Gupta State Failure Management Archive[edit source]

Hi Vinay,

I have been organizing the content on Appropedia. To that end I have temporarily moved Gupta State Failure Management Archive to your userspace, because it is not clear to me what information it is presenting or how it can be used. Thanks. --Ethan (talk) 18:56, 13 November 2015 (PST)