User:Tovojolo

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Tovojolo
Notable credit(s)

Articles Created = 2
Articles to GA Status = 4
GA Articles Assessed = 16
Articles Improved = 268

No. of Edits = 6,460




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Hello, I'm Tovojolo,

I'm a writer and translator.

I am passionate about films.


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Awards[edit]


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This editor has reached the status of Yeoman editor. Congrats! --TT 13:23, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
Experienced & Established Editor in 2009.


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I award you this Barnstar for your huge efforts on the article on Barbara Bouchet, Caprisa 10:23, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


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This Barnstar is awarded to Tovojolo due to his outstanding contribution to the WikiProject James Bond's, Wikipedia:WikiProject James Bond/Collaboration of the fortnight. This barnstar is to award his great work with Dr. No and currently Live and Let Die. Keep up the good work. SpecialWindler talk 22:34, 30 June 2007 (UTC)


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For your work on Casino Royale (1967 film), you deserve this. Two One Six Five Five discuss my greatness 19:36, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Pelo seu trabalho na pagina Casino Royale (1967 film), toma esse estrela.

(Excuse me for my lack of accents and/or fractured grammar, but I'm on an American-standard keyboard. Plus, I've gone too long without speaking Portuguese.) Two One Six Five Five discuss my greatness 19:36, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


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I, The Transhumanist (talk), 12:15, 25 December 2007 (UTC), hereby award Tovojolo the WikiProject Films Award for his valued contibutions to the Films WikiProject.
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The Good Article Medal of Merit, the Literary Barnstar, the Biography Barnstar, and the Films Barnstar are hereby awarded to Tovojolo for dedicated assessment of many articles in the good article candidates department, and for contributions in the development of Dr. No , Live and Let Die, Casino Royale, and Deborah Kerr to good article status. Congratulations, and merry Christmas! The Transhumanist 12:55, 25 December 2007 (UTC)


Blogs[edit]

Welcome to my blog Smile-tpvgames.gif.

According to the rules of Wikipedia, a user page can be used as a blog, provided it is only a blog on Wikipedia matters. So I shall observe the rules and make this a blog and vent my feelings about Wikipedia, Smile-tpvgames.gif.

Writing a blog is a very cathartic experience and I recommend it to everyone.

I wish they had smileys and icons on Wikipedia, Smile-tpvgames.gif.

I don't know if the typed ones, come out well, I don't think they do.

Doesn't matter, I've found out a way of putting real smileys on Smile-tpvgames.gif.

My Flock[edit]

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Wikipedia[edit]

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I have found that Wikipedia is best seen in Firefox, the image is sharper and clearer than in Internet Explorer which tends to distort.

Wikiscanner[edit]

To see how easy it is to manipulate Wikipedia, just look here : Wikiscanner

Essjay[edit]

I will have something to say about Essjay. The more I learn about it, the worse it seems to get. You can see Essjay's fake qualifications here Wikipedia Watch. His fantasy qualifications at Wikia are here | Wikia. His bragging defence is here Essjay profiles and here | Essjay profiles 2. You have to admire the cheek of the man. Essjay's response is here Essjay's response. Note how he libels Stacy Schiff, the idea that a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist would offer him money is completely ridiculous. Note how he simply makes everything worse for himself. Goodness, when you're in a hole, stop digging ! You can read the original New Yorker article and it seems that Daniel Brandt informed the New Yorker about Essjay which led to his unmasking here : New Yorker.

It was then picked up by Radar Online. It then seems that a Wikipedian shopped him to Slashdot. After that, the news spread like wildfire throughout the Internet.

Daniel Brandt has been pilloried in some quarters of Wikipedia but he really does deserve praise for exposing this fake.

How the editors at Encyclopedia Brittanica and Microsoft Encarta must be laughing at Wikipedia !

A guy claims four degrees and his major source of reference is Catholicism for Dummies ?

It really gets worse and worse.

As for Stacy Schiff, it seems she was as incompetent as Essjay, she was an editor on the supposedly vaunted New Yorker and it took her and them seven months to check their facts ?

She should resign too.

I shall come back to this when I finish my novel.

Articles I have created[edit]

My major contribution to Wikipedia is the fact that I created the articles on Barbara Bouchet and Geraldine Newman :

Barbara Bouchet is one of the most stunningly beautiful women who has ever lived.

Geraldine Newman is a famous British film and television actress.

Articles that I have taken to GA Status[edit]

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I have taken these articles to GA Status. I've commented on what is mine.

Name Date GA Attained Category Topic Comments
Dr. No 27 July 2007 Social sciences and society James Bond Film The Background is mine.
Live and Let Die 13 July 2007 Language and Literature James Bond Novel The Critical reviews is mine.
Casino Royale 26 October 2007 Social sciences and society James Bond Film The Introduction, Plot and Cast is mine.
Deborah Kerr 16 November 2007 Social sciences and society Actress Most of the article is mine.

GA Articles Assessed[edit]

I am a GA Assessor for Wikipedia and I have assessed the following articles :

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Bicholim conflict 9 October 2007 History India
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Artemis Fowl 9 October 2007 Language and Literature Fantasy novel
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Waylon Smithers 28 October 2007 Social sciences and society Fictional character
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Node Magazine 5 November 2007 Language and Literature Fictional magazine
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Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia 11 November 2007 History Royalty
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Stillwell Avenue 11 November 2007 Engineering and technology Road
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Robert E. Lee 13 November 2007 History Army General
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1997 Red River Flood in the United States 17 November 2007 Natural sciences Flood
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The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons 22 November 2007 Social sciences and society Television episodes
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Fall of Constantinople 23 November 2007 History Siege and Fall
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Abelisauridae 23 November 2007 Natural sciences Dinosaur
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İş Bank commercial featuring Atatürk 10 December 2007 Social sciences and society Television commercial
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Year Without a Summer 10 December 2007 Natural sciences 1816 World Climate
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Nethermost Pike 10 December 2007 Geography and places Peak
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Yemenite Jews 11 December 2007 Social sciences and society Ethnic group
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Jane Austen 21 June 2008 Arts Novelist
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Actors and Actresses[edit]

I contribute to Wikipedia, mainly, in the areas pertaining to actors and actresses.

I have improved, amongst many others, the pages for actresses such as : Deborah Kerr, Shelley Long and Blythe Danner.

As for actors, I have improved the pages of, amongst many others, : Yul Brynner, Burt Lancaster and James Coburn.

I have found that many of the pages on actors and actresses lack basic features such as an Infobox, Photos and Persondata, which I have subsequently added.

Also many articles contain poor grammar, structure and spelling which I remedy whenever I see the faults.

Stars[edit]

Kathleen Turner[edit]

I have improved the article on Kathleen Turner whom I once met live.

I have to say I was most disappointed with Kathleen Turner, you'd think a Hollywood star would be glamourous but Kathleen Turner looked like my own mother - not to say, of course, that my mother isn't glamourous Smile-tpvgames.gif.

Still, you expect more from a Hollywood Star.

Hollywood stars are only glamourous on celluloid, when you meet them, in person, then you realise just how very ordinary they are.

Lily Tomlin[edit]

Lily Tomlin's bust up with David O. Russell on the set of I Heart Huckabees can be seen here | Carand here Desk. These two videos show how ordinary Hollywood stars really are.

Barbara Bouchet[edit]

I love Barbara Bouchet, I really do. After I finish my novel, I'll see if I can get a meeting with her. Just to have lunch with her would be divine. The woman is a goddess.

Photos[edit]

Wikipedia needs a more sensible policy concerning the uploading of photos.

Surely, it is better for Wikipedia for articles to contain photos than not ?

Photos that have been uploaded to the Internet can fairly be described as being in the public domain and therefore, there should not be any problem in having them on Wikipedia, as well.

If a photo only appears on a User page and it has no links to any article on Wikipedia, then it should be allowed and people should be free to have what they want, provided it's not pornographic or racist or offensive but it isn't like that.

Wikipedia places tremendous restrictions on photos on user pages so that means I cannot upload any Sad-tpvgames.gif.

I think Wikipedia are making a severe mistake because if they let people develop their user pages any way they want then many more would join and Wikipedia could soon be one of the largest online communities on the Internet.

Surely, it would not be too difficult to provide a mechanism that allowed people to upload any photos they wanted to their own User Page on the strict proviso that such photos are kept isolated from all the article pages ?.

People should be free to share photos on their own User Pages, though.

But as I said, Wikipedia doesn't allow it,Sad-tpvgames.gif, at the moment. Still, one can dream and hope Smile-tpvgames.gif.

If you agree with me, let Wikipedia know.

Featured Picture Of The Day[edit]

Although, Wikipedia does not allow you to upload your own photos onto your own blog, it does allow you to show the daily featured photo, which is good as I was thinking of ways to brighten up my blog.

Having the daily featured photo is something, at least.

Featured Article of the Day[edit]

I'm also using the daily article, at least it gives me one of the more interesting blogs on Wikipedia, Smile-tpvgames.gif, or do I have the only blog on Wikipedia ? Smile-tpvgames.gif.

I have been looking at other people's pages and they're full of user boxes but not blogs per se.

Perhaps, I'll start a new trend Smile-tpvgames.gif.

British[edit]

For some reason, the self appointed Wikipedia geeks find the word "British" offensive and scurry around Wikipedia replacing "British" with "English", "Scottish" and "Welsh".

I am beginning to wonder if they follow me around Wikipedia just to replace all the "British" entries I have made.

Naturally, I have complained about the denigrating treatment meted out to the word, "British" but the self appointed geeks are confident in their authority so it really is like talking to a brick wall.

I just cannot understand what it is about the word "British" that they find so offensive.

Needless to say, I am "British" and a very proud "Britisher" at that, Smile-tpvgames.gif.

My Future[edit]

I shall achieve great things in my life, starting this very year, I shall finish my novel and have it published.

One day, in the future, someone shall be writing my article on Wikipedia. N.B. - to all self appointed Wikipedia geeks, when that happens, I want to be known as British Smile-tpvgames.gif.

I have contributed quite a lot to Wikipedia in the last two months but now I have to say, not "farewell" but "au revoir" as nothing shall happen in my life until I finish my novel.

Au revoir, Smile-tpvgames.gif.


Daily Photo[edit]

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Daily Article[edit]

Kylie Minogue performing "Spinning Around"

"Spinning Around" is the lead single from Light Years (2000), Kylie Minogue's seventh studio album. The disco-influenced dance-pop song addresses the theme of reinvention, with Minogue (pictured performing the song) claiming that she has changed as a person and learned from the past. Released in June 2000, it received favourable reviews from music critics, who regarded it as one of the album's highlights and praised Minogue for returning to her signature musical style. The song was a commercial success and became Minogue's "comeback" single following the critical and commercial disappointment of her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997). It entered the Australian Singles Chart at number one, becoming the singer's first chart-topper since "Confide in Me" (1994). The song also debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, and was her first UK number-one single since 1990. The accompanying music video features Minogue dancing and enjoying herself in a disco. It became popular for the gold hotpants she sported in most of the scenes and led to a media "fetish" regarding her bottom. "Spinning Around" has been performed by Minogue during most of her concert tours. (Full article...)

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