Talk:Sylvester (singer)

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"Transgender"[edit]

Did the Cockettes call themselves "transvestites"? Otherwise, it is not appropriate to describe them so. The term is not synonymous with drag, and is in fact considered by many to be insulting. Another, more neutral term would be "crossdressing". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.73.18.109 (talk) 04:40, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

The term originates from the French "coquette" (pronounced "cockett"). It is the feminine form of the adjective "coquet" (pronounced "cockay"). It describes a person very concerned with their looks and always seeking to look their best by carefully choosing their clothes, hairdo, etc.. It also applies to houses and apartments, where it takes the sense of "charming", "well-kept", "fashionable", etc... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.193.109.124 (talk) 02:55, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Editing[edit]

I tidied up the reference list, added the code for a reference list, added an external link to QCC. I may go in and add some more references using all the good external links. --Utilizer (talk) 20:06, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sylvesterportrait.jpg[edit]

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Image:Sylvesterportrait.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot 04:58, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

There is a lot of idolatry and messy writing here, it reads like it's lifted from a fan's biography. -- K.C.R —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.56.52.44 (talk) 02:47, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) excerpt.ogg[edit]

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Image copyright problem with Image:Sylvester With Patrick Cowley - Do You Wanna Funk excerpt.ogg[edit]

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Sourcing[edit]

Excessive use of Gamson (2005) should probably be addressed. It is pretty unusual for an article to rely so heavily on a single source. Semitransgenic talk. 21:42, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

You have a fair point, but Gamson is the only biographical account of Sylvester's life yet published, hence explaining why this article relies so heavily on it. Midnightblueowl (talk) 14:27, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
It may be the most complete biographical account, but there are probably a lot of bits and pieces that could be sourced individually through Google book/news searches. It will most likely be more difficult than researching other subjects since Sylvester went by just one name that isn't particularly unique, but, when combined with other keywords (such as "singer", "transgender", etc), it may very well be doable. I'm not familiar with the subject, so I wouldn't be the best person to do this, but I'm just guessing that it most likely could be done. - 209.49.229.160 (talk) 18:33, 4 April 2014 (UTC)