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Split off "History of Concrete"?Edit

This article is huge. Maybe we should split off History of Concrete? As I mentioned in edit notes, the current article refers to Romans > 40x, which seems excessive.--Smokefoot (talk) 21:51, 4 May 2019 (UTC)



A user is persistently spamming this article and causing those defending it to potentially violate 3RR. Perhaps a block is warranted. HopsonRoad (talk) 13:15, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

1) The 3RR has an exemption for reverting vandalism, and link spamming is a form of vandalism. 2) The user in question just got his final warning, if he does it again I (or whoever else comes along) can report it at WP:AIV. - MrOllie (talk) 13:22, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your post here, MrOllie. In reviewing WP:3RR, it mentions as an exception, "Reverting obvious vandalism—edits that any well-intentioned user would agree constitute vandalism, such as page blanking and adding offensive language." Whereas, Wikipedia:Spam doesn't mention the word "vandal", except in connection with vandalbots. So, perhaps caution is required in reverting spam. Cheers, HopsonRoad (talk) 21:31, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but Wikipedia:Vandalism says "Adding or continuing to add spam external links is vandalism if the activity continues after a warning." - MrOllie (talk) 23:03, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Concrete use by sectorEdit

I tried to use the article to figure out what percentage of produced concrete goes to each sector (buildings, roads, etc.) but couldn't find that information. The various types of concrete are broken down, but not how much goes where. Did I miss something? This seems like useful information about concrete. Marshall2389 (talk) 20:22, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion of how to improve this article, Marshall2389. If you can find some reliable references that explain world-wide usage, we can include it here. Cheers, HopsonRoad (talk) 20:43, 26 March 2020 (UTC)


At the top of the Workability section, there is, "Main article: Concrete slump test." I do not think that the concrete slump test article is the main article for workability. This article only shows how to test *for* workability, and does not describe what workability is. Maybe in That article could be edited with the definition of workability. (talk) 14:54, 18 June 2020 (UTC)Bumpf

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