Talk:Batman

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Gay Interpretations[edit]

The "Gay Interpretations" should not be in the main Batman article. Other interpretations of Batman would also go here, and since the character is so scrutinized by cultural historians and other scholars, this particular interpretation does not warrant its own section. The idea of a superhero being gay has shock value to it, which is why it was put into the article in the first place. There is already a Wikipedia article on the subject, and a link to that section would do just fine. If we have a "Gay Interpretations" section, then other analogies would also go here, but that would certainly make the article too long and irrelevant. JosephSpiral (talk) 04:29, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

I've restored the section. The topic is well-sourced, so there is no reason to suggest it is simply there for "shock value." Per WP:SUMMARY, a spun-off article should have a section in the parent article summarizing it. If overall length of this article becomes a problem, there are several very lengthy sections that could be similarly spun-off and summarized, like the 1,800 word "Modern Batman" section.--Trystan (talk) 16:54, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Please read WP:UNDUE and WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS—and while we're at it WP:PAGESIZE, which says we should start thinking of splitting the article once it hits 50k of readable prose. Batman is now at 69k of readable prose. Three long paragraphs on queer interpretations of Batman is, I think, way overboard on an article that is already way too long. Someone who knows their stuff should seriously overhaul this page. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 23:32, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Is Batman gay or not? I thought that he has been in love-relationships with Catwoman very often. Opo Chano (talk) 11:46, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Featured Article Review? Yes, of course it's time[edit]

This is a very old article—it was promoted to Featured Article status in 2004 when the process was very new and standards were still being developed. It was reviewed again in 2006, when standards were still very low. There have since been over 8000 edits made to the article (here's the article on 10 June 2006)—18k more readable prose, ignoring all the prose that has been replaced, and much of the added material is still uncited. The article is unbalanced and unfocused, the quotes are too numerous and too long, and an article missing so many citations couldn't possibly pass muster as an FA today. I think it's time for a Featured Article Review—and, if nobody's dedicated enough to fix the article's considerable flaws (which will be, yes, a lot of work), I think it should be delisted. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 23:49, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps a good way to start would be to tag some of those problems, to see and discuss them more easily.

Semi-protected edit request on 25 February 2015[edit]

77.126.195.159 (talk) 11:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No request specified. Joseph2302 (talk) 11:16, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Cleaning Up the "Modern Age" Subsection - March 2015[edit]

The "Modern Age" subsection is extremely lengthy and overly detailed. It is the longest subsection in the entire page. I implore someone to please take the time and edit it to make it concise. A thank you, from all of us, to whichever brave soul can do this task. JosephSpiral (talk) 09:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

A big thanks to Brandmeister for cleaning up this section. JosephSpiral (talk) 15:26, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 March 2015[edit]

95.186.174.166 (talk) 14:29, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. NiciVampireHeart 14:43, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

"New Look" bit of extra information[edit]

"... Batman's costume was modified to incorporate a yellow ellipse behind the bat-insignia"

It was stated at the time that the ellipse was added behind the insignia to represent the Bat-Signal.

96.224.212.159 (talk) 16:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

i its me the one above all the god of life — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.114.172.47 (talk) 19:07, 2 April 2015 (UTC)