# User talk:Emmett

## Contents

- 1 Shadowcrest
- 2 Good luck next time =)
- 3 Don't be
- 4 oink
- 5 1
- 6 D:
- 7 talk
- 8 Hint
- 9 212.235.107.76
- 10 Not a joke nomination!
- 11 Block
- 12 This
- 13 Dear Emmett,
- 14 Headline text
- 15 Cake
- 16 Troll nominations and arbcomm
- 17 GWW is not facebook
- 18 Happy Birthday!
- 19 some good news for you
- 20 Thx...
- 21 Halp o_o
- 22 User talk:Tender Wolf
- 23 You hate Terran?
- 24 Thanks ^_^
- 25 Recent Changes Trivia Vandal
- 26 Answer to the theoretical scenario
- 27 Ninja'd
- 28 Thorough
- 29 druid
- 30 :o
- 31 Smashwiki
- 32 Scotty
- 33 Answer...
- 34 As you requested
- 35 Wikia loyalist
- 36 Smashwikia again
- 37 asdf
- 38 Kaisha email
- 39 hi shadowcrest
- 40 warlock glyphs
- 41 Happy Birthday 2012

## Shadowcrest[edit]

You should probably redirect your old username to your new one now. Otherwise people are going to continue to "whoru" you. Karate Jesus 20:40, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

- True. Do you know how I should handle the talkpage, what with the archiving stuff I would need to do through? Emmett 20:43, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

## Good luck next time =)[edit]

--

**Halogod35**13:01, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

## Don't be[edit]

Editing my comment. You don't own me!!!!1!!!!1!!!!2. Mah feersum fish will wtfpwnage ur hed. --[[User:Auron's Stalker]] 21:36, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

## oink[edit]

http://wiki.guildwars.com/index.php?title=Guild_Wars_Wiki:Requests_for_adminship&diff=1719705 -- pling 19:18, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

- You might want to avail yourself of the new merge user extension. Your contributions here as Shadowcrest have a lot more weight than those as Emmett. -- Wyn
*talk*04:04, 9 October 2009 (UTC)- I don't really see how that is the case, seeing as I contributed sporadically and didn't touch anything in GWW: namespace other than voting in elections... I've done considerably more "admin-like" things on Emmett (voting on RfAs, commenting on policy changes, etc.) in my opinion- the only thing I can remember specifically not commenting on was the Feedback stuff and that's because I arrived months into the discussion. But if you say so! – Emmett 15:48, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

## 1[edit]

Don't break anything. - Tanetris 14:57, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

- Congratulations! --
**Freedom***Bound*15:00, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

## D:[edit]

'Twas my first GWWT usage. I shall be less reckless next time. *bows* **Ɲ****oɕʈɋɽɕɧ** 23:15, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

- Meh, no serious harm done :P – Emmett 23:15, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

## talk[edit]

hey Any chance I could talk to u Emmett? --*The preceding unsigned comment was added by* User:I Am The Only Monk (talk).

- Sure... you can post here if you like, or email me, or find me on IRC on irc.gamesurge.net. Any way you want to do it is fine :) – Emmett 16:22, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

i cant seem to get ya email it wont let me get it --*The preceding unsigned comment was added by* User:I Am The Only Monk (talk).

hey there Emmett I'm Fear Thy Assassin leader of [MKOD] and my Guild page is getting constant personal attacks from the leader of The Marble Clan[KING] Jahf, and its getting quiet annoying.

## Hint[edit]

Use a space. poke | talk 19:14, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

- too simple of a solution for me :P – Emmett 19:46, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

## 212.235.107.76[edit]

Didn't know you had unblocked him afterwards, thanks for the consideration of my actions but I trust your judgement matey, so don't worry about stepping on my toes. I tend to be a bit care bear'y in nature and that can lead me to being a bit slower to act on things thus I honestly don't mind if another sysop feels that the user has already had enough chances. Much -- Salome 03:01, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

- Well, before I discovered the vandalism elsewhere I didn't really care whether he was blocked or not, so then when you warned him I thought it would look pretty dumb to be warned and then blocked a second later, so I figured I ought to revert. Thank you for the vote of confidence though :) – Emmett 17:13, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

## Not a joke nomination![edit]

Hey, that wasn't a joke nomination, but it's fine because i missed the nomination deadline by a minute. Sorry Gaile :( Gaile Gray Fan 00:04, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

- Nominating ArenaNet staff for administrative positions on the wiki is inappropriate. While they are members of the community, they already have distinctive standing. -- Wyn
*talk*00:07, 17 December 2009 (UTC)- Standing has little to with it. Policy wise, there is nothing stopping anyone from nominating a staff member, though I imagine that they'd decline on the spot.
14:27, 17 December 2009 (UTC)**NuVII**

- Standing has little to with it. Policy wise, there is nothing stopping anyone from nominating a staff member, though I imagine that they'd decline on the spot.

## Block[edit]

Hey Emmett, didn't mean to override your block there, I was looking at 71.125.145.168's contributions and didn't see that you had just blocked them minutes earlier. Please feel free to change it back to 1 day if you feel it should be that instead. :) --Rainith 02:55, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

- Not a problem at all- I hadn't even realized I was inconsistent. Thanks for double-checking though :) – Emmett 02:58, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
- Btw, could you see fit to use less provocative ban rationale? You just kicked him off the wiki, there's no reason to insult him. elix Omni 03:29, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
- Any suggestions? "you're a troll" doesn't seem to be much better. In addition, given the frequency of comments such as 1, I don't think he really gives a damn... but maybe that's just me. – Emmett 19:48, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
- You might try something like "Flagrant and repeated disregard for [rules/civility/community/warnings/all of the above]". Customize as appropriate. - Tanetris 20:36, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

- Any suggestions? "you're a troll" doesn't seem to be much better. In addition, given the frequency of comments such as 1, I don't think he really gives a damn... but maybe that's just me. – Emmett 19:48, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

- Btw, could you see fit to use less provocative ban rationale? You just kicked him off the wiki, there's no reason to insult him. elix Omni 03:29, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

## This[edit]

Please explain it. — **Jon** **Lupen** 18:52, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

- inb4 – Emmett 18:52, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

## Dear Emmett,[edit]

I hereby apologize for the edit conflict and all the suffering you have had to endure while pressing "Save page" for the 3rd time.

Love, - **Mini Me** *talk* 23:20, 26 December 2009

- Dear Mini Me,
- Your apology is duly noted and appreciated, unnecessary though it may be- you, Felix and Phen are all exempt from my wrath for posting before I even started writing. :P
- Love,
- – Emmett 23:22, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

## Headline text[edit]

How do you become an Administrator????--The Lone Ice Lion 23:33, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

- Sexual favors. – Emmett 23:41, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
- See Guild Wars Wiki:Adminship for what the admin roles require and consist of. Basically, do stuff to help the wiki, be familiar with our policies, and in general gain some GWW experience. -- pling 00:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

## Cake[edit]

Hi, this do, or are there any modifications you'd like me to make? Found a level 12 which I considered more appropriate. :P A F K When Needed 20:11, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

- that's all I need, ty – Emmett 20:12, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

## Troll nominations and arbcomm[edit]

The arbcomm aside, could we please not collectively be a little bitch to a bunch of PvX trolls? Droks was an amazing, high quality troll on PvX. Droks on GWW was a poor attempt by someone else to troll him. The account only ever existed for trolling and has been inactive for ages. There is no valid reason to nominate it or let the nomination stand. A quick clarifier, if Droks came back and nominated himself I would have no objections. I'm not going to undo your undo, but I'm going to ask you to strong reconsider doing it yourself. Misery 11:17, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

- Thanks. Misery 19:10, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
- Well before I did it I asked Jon and Tanaric- Joon said delete and then Tanaric said not to immediately after I did, but then I had to leave so :/ – Emmett 00:10, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

## GWW is not facebook[edit]

I'm glad someone said something about that. The level of activity in the userspace:talk seems a bit excessive as of late, especially by a relatively small number of people. It's kinda of an eye sore on RC with so many of the same thing spammed all over... The past few days seemed especially worse; makes me want to propose some kind of "GWW is not facebook" policy, but I know it won't work. But then gain the repeated banning and warnings don't seem to deter some users either. In any case, thanks to you and other sysops for trying to limit talk page spam. --Lania Elderfire 05:18, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

- Glad to hear someone agrees. :) – Emmett 22:34, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
- Are we getting a 90/10 rule here? Morphy 14:26, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
- Obviously not, as then I would have to ban myself and the rest of the wiki minus maybe Silver Edge. Nice attempt at a slippery slope, though. – Emmett 15:12, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
- I don't think it's the number of user:talk edits that matter since there are a lot of important discussions that occur there. But there isn't any way of distinguishing between spam (sometimes vile) and thoughtful discussion just by numbers... yeah slippery slope indeed, since then I'll have to ban myself too with the 90/10 rule ^^. --Lania Elderfire 15:44, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

- Obviously not, as then I would have to ban myself and the rest of the wiki minus maybe Silver Edge. Nice attempt at a slippery slope, though. – Emmett 15:12, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

- Are we getting a 90/10 rule here? Morphy 14:26, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

## Happy Birthday![edit]

Congratulations Emmett =D -- Cyan 10:16, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

I get to reset the indent because skype told me it was your birthday and I'm very special. Thanks! * NuVII* 16:13, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

- I knew I forgot something. Happy birthday. Thanks!
16:14, 18 March 2010 (UTC)**NuVII** - Thanks guys :D – Emmett 03:46, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

## some good news for you[edit]

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100319/ap_on_re_us/us_not_so_southern

Vili 点 04:43, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

ps apparently missed your birthday. stupid bronchitis. hope it went well. Vili 点 04:43, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

- Awesome! And it was, thanks :) – Emmett 16:17, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

## Thx...[edit]

But that's sorta why I need help, I'm having trouble understanding how to do the things they're showing...>_> AmakanZ45 22:30, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

- What specifically do you not understand about them? – Emmett 22:39, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

The Basic editing instructions... This site isn't like other sites where you can just click something and it happens, an I'm not used to that lol So I need help in learning. AmakanZ45 00:27, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

## Halp o_o[edit]

If i register Neil, may i then get a User merge with Neil2250? (i like my numbers, i just dont want someone with my name)--**N**eil**2250** **,** **R**ender **L**ord 19:03, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

- User merging only merges contributions, nothing else, so I'm not sure why you would want User:Neil's 4 contributions to be merged into your list of contribs. (Besides, it requires a bureaucrat.) -- pling 19:12, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
- (Edit conflict) Why would you want to merge an account with 0 contributions? You can just create it and no one else will be able to create it. You can then link it to your user page if you want to. -
**Mini Me***talk*19:13, 6 April 2010

## User talk:Tender Wolf[edit]

The restored message was already archived by 76.7.250.38 which unless TW comes back and says otherwise, i would assume it is him. Also, by the nature of the message itself, it required no further answer so the discussion was finished as soon as it started really.--Fighterdoken 23:18, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

- Yeah, I was just about to thank you for noticing my mistake... I guess I shouldn't wiki when I'm so tired. Thanks. – Emmett 23:22, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

## You hate Terran?[edit]

Did you get Reaper rushed?--* *Yasmin Parvaneh** 18:18, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

- That and bunkering is ridiculous. They can do basically anything they want with minimal risk of dying, and unless you tech up to air faster you're basically screwed. – Emmett 19:56, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
- Yeah, the matches I win I either roll them at the start with a Reaper rush or I mass stim-packed Marauders and Meda-vacs while Adrin masses Mutas.--
23:13, 6 May 2010 (UTC)***Yasmin Parvaneh***- Thankfully my past few games have been Terran free :D – Emmett 20:31, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

- Yeah, the matches I win I either roll them at the start with a Reaper rush or I mass stim-packed Marauders and Meda-vacs while Adrin masses Mutas.--

## Thanks ^_^[edit]

Have a beer.

--**N**eil**2250** **,** **P**ortal **J**umper 00:08, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

- It's illegal, but thanks anyway :p – Emmett 19:49, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
- Wait, you're like, not 21 yet? I never guessed. —
**Why**21:51, 3 June 2010 (UTC)- He's 14. elix Omni 21:53, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
- I really don't believe you. —
**Why**22:07, 3 June 2010 (UTC)- Im worried.Emmetts a girls name... --
**N**eil**2250**22:16, 3 June 2010 (UTC)- To avoid leaving the wrong impression here, I always thought Emmett would be like, 30 or something. Ah well, internet. —
**Why**11:06, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

- To avoid leaving the wrong impression here, I always thought Emmett would be like, 30 or something. Ah well, internet. —

- Im worried.Emmetts a girls name... --

- I really don't believe you. —

- He's 14. elix Omni 21:53, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

- Wait, you're like, not 21 yet? I never guessed. —

## Recent Changes Trivia Vandal[edit]

Thank You! The Emmisary 23:04, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

- Thank Wyn, she made a comment in IRC.. I wouldn't have noticed otherwise :P – Emmett 23:05, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, thanks. That guy was really annoying! Hungry-hunger 23:09, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

## Answer to the theoretical scenario[edit]

Since I am theoretically gay, I of course have no sense of decency or ethics. Therefore I would kill my boyfriend, feast on his entrails, and take his first-class ticket. elix Omni 00:31, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

## Ninja'd[edit]

Wow, I was just about to protect that page, thought I accidentally deleted it. Stressed me out quite a bit :P Good to know you're on it. — **Why** 19:05, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

- Sorry for the distress :P – Emmett 19:07, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
- Uhm, I just now tried protecting that file, but all it did was slow down the wiki. Have you managed to put up any protections since the database move? —
**Why**19:11, 29 August 2010 (UTC)- Thanks for the info<3--89.233.213.168 19:13, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
- Appears to have fixed itself, nevermind. —
**Why**19:13, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

- Uhm, I just now tried protecting that file, but all it did was slow down the wiki. Have you managed to put up any protections since the database move? —

## Thorough[edit]

Nope, I can see it here and here. - Reanimated X 05:46, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

## druid[edit]

Hunter dinged 80, squish is close, jenna is gonna heal us on her priest or shaman and we're just gonna spam brc/throne queues with random group questing. If you can get druid up we'll have an almost full group and you can boomkin all day! -Auron 14:42, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

## :o[edit]

grats on leveling bro! -Auron 16:11, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

- ♪ Happy birthday Emmett, Emmett it's your birthday. ♪ -- pling 19:23, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
- thanks you two :D – Emmett 04:10, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

## Smashwiki[edit]

Hi there, Emmett. It's me, Mr. Anon. I am here to discuss things that are going on at Smashwikia, where you remain a bureaucrat. A wikia staff member named DaNascat is messing things up, blocking and desysoping Omega Tyrant for merely telling other users about the Smashwiki on NIWA. Can you please help the situation? 50.46.239.148 00:26, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

- Thank you VERY much! If there is ever anything you want from me, just ask! 50.46.239.148 01:21, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

## Scotty[edit]

Yes. Beam me up scotty from spaceballs. **→[ »Halogod (talk)« ]←** 02:11, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

- What about it would make me unable to name a character Scotty? :/ – Emmett 02:15, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

## Answer...[edit]

wouldn't it be 9? Kaisha 22:26, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

- I was going to say 1. But uh, whatever.
**→[ »Halogod (talk)« ]←**22:44, 27 April 2011 (UTC)- I get both answers doing it in my head. >.< Now, if it's word problem solving - no biggie. Kaisha 22:54, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
- Idk, just google it.
**→[ »Halogod (talk)« ]←**23:01, 27 April 2011 (UTC)- Wait, more I think... more I believe it's 3. Kaisha 23:03, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
- 9, and if I'm wrong I want a refund for the year I studied Math. —
**Why**23:45, 27 April 2011 (UTC)- OoO -> 1
**Sardaukar**23:49, 27 April 2011 (UTC)- Order of operations says it's 9, not 1. M/D are of the same priority; 6 ÷ 2 * 3 = 3*3 = 9. – Emmett 01:05, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- But wouldn't standard OoO be overridden by the 2(1+2) grouping? Which would be 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = 6 ÷ 2(3) = 6 ÷ 6 = 1.-- Pyron Sy 01:20, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- So, my original calculations was correct. thought 3 in the end, because wouldn't that be the "sum" of the answer? o.O Kaisha 01:22, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- See, that's what I was thinking, but 2(3) = 2x3. So it's 9.
**→[ »Halogod (talk)« ]←**02:28, 28 April 2011 (UTC)- Since no one really uses "÷" outside of elementary school, a better way to look at the equation is

- But wouldn't standard OoO be overridden by the 2(1+2) grouping? Which would be 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = 6 ÷ 2(3) = 6 ÷ 6 = 1.-- Pyron Sy 01:20, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- Order of operations says it's 9, not 1. M/D are of the same priority; 6 ÷ 2 * 3 = 3*3 = 9. – Emmett 01:05, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- OoO -> 1

- 9, and if I'm wrong I want a refund for the year I studied Math. —

- Wait, more I think... more I believe it's 3. Kaisha 23:03, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

- Idk, just google it.

- I get both answers doing it in my head. >.< Now, if it's word problem solving - no biggie. Kaisha 22:54, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

- The fact that 2 is with the (1+2) screws up everything. --Riddle 02:43, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- *EDIT* I should clarify: In my mind, "2(1+2)" looks like "(2+4)" with a 2 factored out. --Riddle 02:49, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- That's exactly how I approached at it at first. But I dunno.
**→[ »Halogod (talk)« ]←**03:44, 28 April 2011 (UTC)- I remember that I was taught this... to add what's in the parenthesis (or whatever that word is for ()) first. So that'd be 3. then it'd look like 6 ÷ 2(3) basically six divided by 2 first (as I was taught) leaves 3. then you have 3(3). Multiply that and you'd have 9. After all you multiply your answer (from six ÷ by 2 as you're pretending the (3) isn't there) by what you added in the parenthesis. :-) Is this correct Emmett? Kaisha 04:44, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- In other words and another answer to this... Take the equation and turn it into this (6 ÷ 2) * (1 + 2) As 2 is in both and we know two is going to be divided by six and multiplied by the answer in (). so you put it into two separate sections as seen there. I added one plus two easily. and then I divided six by two. then I got each answer and multiplied. It's not really that hard, but it can seem complicated. It took me several math problems to figure this all out as this and compound numbers in my pre-algebra. I'm not the best at math, but I had two (one in hs. and one in college) teachers to help me learn some things. Kaisha 04:55, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- Except I don't believe that's the case. I'll do 50 ÷ 25, which we know is 2. However, if I want to be a rebel and confuse the hell out of all of you, I'll factor 5 out of 25, thusly:
- 50 ÷ 5(5) = 2

- 50 ÷ 5(5) = 2
- Because we can, let's take it a step further and say that the 5 in parenthesis is really 2+3 (since 2+3 = 5), therefore:
- 50 ÷ 5(2+3) = 2

- Does the form of the last equation look familiar? However, if we were to lump the 50 ÷ 5 together, we get a different critter:
- (50 ÷ 5) * (2+3)
- (10) * (5) = 50
- 50 != 2

- --Riddle 05:25, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- Here's a site that helps out a lot with the current equation that's not like your's. :-) have fun reading! Most have come up with the same answer - 9. Kaisha 05:39, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- PEMDAS! :) Just rewrite the equation to be 6 / 2 * (1 + 2). Then parenthesis first 6 / 2 * 3. M/D same priority so 3 * 3 = 9. (Also if you see the equation this way Riddle, the fraction in your image would become 6 over 2 multiplied by (1 + 2)–alistic 06:01, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- Let's start using variables! If we assume that
*x*= 1+2, then we write the equation as: 6/2*x*; i.e. the 2 goes with the*x*to the denominator. Continuing on with the equation yields 3/*x*. When you substitute 1+2 back in for*x*, the equation becomes 3/(1+2) = 3/3 = 1. --Riddle 06:19, 28 April 2011 (UTC)- There is no fraction. / is usually used for ÷ in most forms that do not have ÷ as an option (like a keyboard). Also, A number next to a number like 3(3) is considered in most forms (check math.com for verfication) to be another form of multiplication in Algebra besides * . Kaisha 06:24, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- Division is really multiplication, but with a fraction. 10 ÷ 2 = 10 * (1/2) = 10/2. That's why your TI-83's and up started using "/" instead of "÷". --Riddle 06:30, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- The 2 does not go with the
*x*. Ties between multiplication and division are broken by evaluating from left to right. Therefore 6/2*x*= (6/2)*x*≠ 6/(2x).--Irgendwer 06:54, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- There is no fraction. / is usually used for ÷ in most forms that do not have ÷ as an option (like a keyboard). Also, A number next to a number like 3(3) is considered in most forms (check math.com for verfication) to be another form of multiplication in Algebra besides * . Kaisha 06:24, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- Let's start using variables! If we assume that

- PEMDAS! :) Just rewrite the equation to be 6 / 2 * (1 + 2). Then parenthesis first 6 / 2 * 3. M/D same priority so 3 * 3 = 9. (Also if you see the equation this way Riddle, the fraction in your image would become 6 over 2 multiplied by (1 + 2)–alistic 06:01, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- Here's a site that helps out a lot with the current equation that's not like your's. :-) have fun reading! Most have come up with the same answer - 9. Kaisha 05:39, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- Except I don't believe that's the case. I'll do 50 ÷ 25, which we know is 2. However, if I want to be a rebel and confuse the hell out of all of you, I'll factor 5 out of 25, thusly:

- That's exactly how I approached at it at first. But I dunno.

6÷2(1+2) = 6/2(1+2). The ÷ and / signs are interchangeable. They both mean divided by. So the equation as originally presented was 6/2(1+2), or 6 *over* 2(1+2), a fraction. What is under the bar must be done first. So your denominator is 2(1+2) or 6. Numerator is 6 thus 6/6 or 1. If 6 and 2 were to be divided first, then they would be in parentheses, and the original equation would've looked like this: (6÷2)(1+2).

To prove that the answer is 1 simply substitute that for the answer and make one of the other numbers whose value you *know* a variable and solve.

6/x(1+2)=1

6=1x(1+2)

6=3x

2=x

So 1 is the answer. **Sardaukar** 13:23, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- Order of operations states that you need to solve (1+2) first, which is 3.
- 6/2*3 = 9 -
*Infinite*-*talk*13:32, 28 April 2011 (UTC)- The equation has an exception.
**Sardaukar**13:51, 28 April 2011 (UTC)- /doh Yeah, the answer is 9. Had it backwards. Ah well, I haven't taken a math class in 20 years, so have mercy on me. Thanks Emmett for the post. *disappear in a puff of logic*
**Sardaukar**14:19, 28 April 2011 (UTC)- Ultimately, it's ambiguous. x(y+z) is typically seen as a distribution which would yield 1, but an overly strict interpretation of the equation would yield 9. -points --JonTheMon 14:59, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- Distribution is still subject to the standard order of operations. Interpretation in mathematics only exists to the extent that always get the same answer. --Irgendwer 17:18, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- The distribution is not what you see Irgendwer...There is no x. Kaisha 03:18, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
- If you want to get really tacky, you can get rewrite the entire thing in fractions (omitting that what is not really required to be rewritten, the parethesis' content):
- 6/1 ÷ 2/1 * (1+2) =
- 6/1 * 1/2 * (3) =
- 6 * 0.5 * 3 =
- 3 * 3 = 9
*or*6 * 1.5 = 9 - Fractions, so basic it's not really gonna get any more basic(er).
- Also note that the issue never said it's 6 / <the rest>. That is an assumption. If it was in fact 6 / <the rest>, that <the rest> would be in parentheses. Which would yield the equation Riddle turned into a picture. The answer to that is even worse, because it results in 1.
- But the actual issue is 6÷2(1+2) = ? , rewritten strictly as 6/2*(1+2) which equals 9.
- So to summarize; Emmett's issue (on his user page) yields 9, whereas Riddle's equation yields 1. This is a matter of personal interpretation, but only the answer 9 is correct.
- Maths is sincere like sylvari. -
*Infinite*-*talk*08:41, 29 April 2011 (UTC)- The parentheses are indeed the key. 6/2(1+2) = 9 whereas 6/(2(1+2)) = 1.
**Sardaukar**08:59, 29 April 2011 (UTC)- This is quite enjoyable. We should do this more often. —
**Why**12:08, 29 April 2011 (UTC)- Ordinarily things I post on my userpage are ignored. Not quite sure why this generated the largest section to ever be on my talkpage, especially since I was largely not a part of it. :p – Emmett 20:30, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

- This is quite enjoyable. We should do this more often. —

- The parentheses are indeed the key. 6/2(1+2) = 9 whereas 6/(2(1+2)) = 1.

- The distribution is not what you see Irgendwer...There is no x. Kaisha 03:18, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

- Distribution is still subject to the standard order of operations. Interpretation in mathematics only exists to the extent that always get the same answer. --Irgendwer 17:18, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- Ultimately, it's ambiguous. x(y+z) is typically seen as a distribution which would yield 1, but an overly strict interpretation of the equation would yield 9. -points --JonTheMon 14:59, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

- /doh Yeah, the answer is 9. Had it backwards. Ah well, I haven't taken a math class in 20 years, so have mercy on me. Thanks Emmett for the post. *disappear in a puff of logic*

- The equation has an exception.

## As you requested[edit]

Da log. Stuff stagnated after you got off, but then Auron got on and bamf'd everyone. elix Omni 06:42, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

- I did predict that. :p – Emmett 18:48, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

## Wikia loyalist[edit]

Is asking whether or not he can adopt the place. He's worried about the lack of b'crats, even though it doesn't matter for adoption. OT, DP, etc., told me that I should just ask you for the b'crat powerz. 72.129.26.92 14:22, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

## Smashwikia again[edit]

Hi Emmett. I was wondering if you could appoint Megatron1 to bureaucratship on Smashwikia. After all, better to have an active bureaucrat than not. 98.237.192.169 16:01, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

## asdf[edit]

in the event I do transfer my war from frostmourne, do you need anything taken along? I've already made a slew of warlock glyphs for your alt, but I have some space open. -Auron 15:38, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

## Kaisha email[edit]

Sorry for missing you, I haven't seen you editing recently and you're in the "semi-inactive" list. If you actually care to read it, I can forward it to you. It's basically a lot of stupid cussing and NPA trolling calling me a basement-dweller and the like. ~FarloTalk 20:10, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

- I am always around, I just don't feel the need to chime in on most discussions... which is why I listed myself as semi-active. However, like I said on the noticeboard, I've seen quite enough from her that I feel no burning need to validate my opinions with yet another email. :p Thanks for the offer though. – Emmett 20:19, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

## hi shadowcrest[edit]

are u still a twilight fanboy please respond --nova 00:19, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

also multiplication by juxtaposition takes precedence over other forms of multiplication and division

okay im done now --nova 00:19, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

- More than most men, I'd say.
- According to whom?
- Also hi. – Emmett 00:22, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
- according to math? if it was 6/2a then it's obviously 6/(2*a). brackets do not imply multiplication, they only serve to reduce ambiguity because you can't write 2(3) as 23. therefore the juxtaposition still applies and takes precedence
- of course if it was 6/2*(1+2) then it would obviously be 9
- come play guild wors with me and gib me monies (obsi is expensive) --nova 00:12, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
- Omission of an operator is multiplication in everything I've ever seen in the history of ever. "In algebra, multiplication involving variables is often written as a juxtaposition (e.g. xy for x times y or 5x for five times x). This notation can also be used for quantities that are surrounded by parentheses (e.g. 5(2) or (5)(2) for five times two)." (1) Furthermore, according to the calc teachers I gave the survey to, / is a grouping symbol and ÷ is not. Computer science order of operations thinks it's 9; math teachers think it's 9 significantly (statistically) more than english teachers do; even Facebook was weighted more heavily toward 9 (2).
- My current activity in GW is basically limited to doing campaigns with my old e-bf because college is a lot of work. I'd farm UW with you sometime, but I'd have to learn how again and I'd also want half the ecto because I like to pretend sometimes that I care about ghostly hero title :p – Emmett 00:35, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
- yeah thats exactly what i was saying. so if 6/2x = 6/(2x) then why isn't 6/2(1+2) = 6/(2(1+2)
- and i think u just giving me money is a better idea -- nova 03:22, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

## warlock glyphs[edit]

ritual of souls health funnel soul swap healthstone felhunter fear demonic circle unstable affliction shadowburn metamorphosis incinerate corruption haunt chaos bolt bane of agony

<3 (yell if you need more herbs, i can send you the extras from whenever I legitimately farm next) -Auron 11:17, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

- you selfish nigger – Emmett 17:07, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

stealing this section for rogue glyphs!

vendetta, gouge, cloak of shadows, blind, fok, garrote, preparation, and hemorrhage

<3 (I also have some herbs and etc, it's Lanä) -- Armond Warblade 07:06, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

also apparently blizz reps are ignorant/unwilling to make me not ignorant and I now have realid enabled -- Armond Warblade 07:17, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

## Happy Birthday 2012[edit]

^ 90.213.129.224 10:17, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

- Thanks! – Emmett 19:02, 18 March 2012 (UTC)