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G'day![edit]

G'day there, AlbertSM, and welcome to Wikipedia! Good authors are always welcome on the project, and I hope you like the place and decide to stick around!

We've got a few pages you might find helpful, such as:

It's all best summed up here: write from a neutral point of view, play nice with others, and don't let the rules get you down.

If you have any questions or need any help, my talkpage is always open for business, or you can see Wikipedia:Newcomers help page. Here's a tip to start you off: if you type four tildes (~~~~) at the end of any messages you leave on talkpages (like this one) Wikipedia will automatically insert your name and the current date and time after your message. Cool, eh? Happy editing! fuddlemark (fuddle me!) 02:25, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Karl Vollmöller[edit]

I have announced your new article in the stub section of Portal:Germany/New article announcements. Please add any other Germany-related articles you created to our announcement page. Thank you, and happy editing, Kusma (討論) 02:49, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Geronimo[edit]

There is a lot of vandalism on the Geronimo page. It has been done a couple of times after your edit. Can you please check this and revert it, if they are indeed vandalism. I am not quite aware of the topic. Thanks --kkailas 05:57, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Leo the Lion (MGM)[edit]

Hi there - please stop adding incorrect information to the Leo the Lion article please. It is considered vandalism. Please test using the sandbox. Thanks - LBM 00:51, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

I have added the change to the article as per your comment on my talk page. However - I am pretty sure Raintree County used the current lion. It can't have used Tanner, but more likely the fourth lion (the current lion is the fifth lion in use). Please see the images on the Leo the Lion page for details. - LBM 01:04, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Please use edit summaries[edit]

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Filling in the edit summary field greatly helps your fellow contributors in understanding what you changed, so please always fill in the edit summary field, especially for big edits or when you are making subtle but important changes, like changing dates or numbers. Thank you. Neil916 00:44, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Margo Jones Award[edit]

This article has been speedily deleted as it provided no context as to the notability of the award.  (aeropagitica)  (talk)  21:31, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

The Maltese Falcon[edit]

Thank you for your recent edits to the articles on the 1931 and 1941 film version of The Maltese Falcon. Your wording, in both cases, was much more accurate and encyclopedic than the previous versions. Thanks for your help in improving these articles. Keep up the good work. ---Charles 19:37, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

The Nutcracker[edit]

Hi--I noticed you added quite a bit of information to The Nutcracker article, so I figure you would be the most logical person to ask a question to. I have a classical music CD collection on my computer, and I'm very anal about the titling of each track. So, I was wondering how the play is broken down in terms of scenes? The article itself says that there are about 15, but I'm not sure where the Apotheosis fits into the mix, and how I should organize scene 14, which is the Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy, and consists of multiple sections. Also, even though it is the beginning of the second act, is it still refered to as scene 10, and not Act 2 scene 1? Is it even intended to be divided into scenes at all? Thanks for your help, AdamBiswanger1 18:16, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks alot, and that does help. The track listings on my CD are fairly arbitrary, but I think I'll be able to organize them properly now. Thanks again, AdamBiswanger1 20:19, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Excellent work trying to restore text to The Nutcracker. I just reverted all text. I will restore any additional information you added yourself to the page. You may reply to my talk page if you want. -- A. Wang (talk/contrb.) 22:49, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit]

Hi. In your recent contribution to the "RKO Pictures" article covering the matter of logos, you stated in reference to the Walt Disney productions released by RKO that "none of these films show the closing logo at the end." In contrast, this detailed online survey of RKO logos states, concerning the closing thunderbolt logo, "A 'Distributed by RKO Pictures' variant in color on a blue background appeared on some pre-1953 Walt Disney films which RKO distributed. Usually plastered [now] with a Buena Vista Distribution Co. logo, but occasionally appears on a few cartoon shorts on the Disney Treasures DVD collection." Similarly, this serious online source states, "For the Disney films, the end credit shield logo was incorporated into the overall design of the main title [as you've described] and down in the credits there would be one reading: 'Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures.'" Do you happen to have an authoritative source for your assertion?

You similarly stated that the RKO closing logo (and opening logo, for that matter) originally appeared on "none of the films" the studio released made by Samuel Goldwyn or many of the other independent producers whose work the studio released (the Orson Welles films, of course, were RKO-Mercury coproductions). Could you explain how you are certain of this? Any citations, online or published, would be helpful. Thanks much. Best, Dan—DCGeist 21:36, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi. It's still not clear how you can be sure that Joan of Arc was originally distributed without any RKO logo at all. That would be unusual, of course, and none of the standard histories mention this. I did a Google Book Search and read detailed coverage of its production (partly financed by RKO) and distribution in a few different scholarly books, and none report this unusual case of the missing logos. We need some sort of authoritative citation if it's going to stay. Best, Dan—DCGeist 03:10, 30 October 2006 (UTC)


In 2004, "Joan of Arc" was released in a fully restored 145-minute DVD which I have. The RKO logo is nowhere to be found. The film simply starts with the credit "Sierra Pictures Presents", shown against a blue background that contains a sword and two ornament-like devices on either side of it. Almost all of the opening credits appear against this background.

At the end, after Joan utters her last words, there is a closeup of the crucifix that she is looking at (shot from her point of view, not the viewer's), and it is enveloped in smoke and flames. This dissolves into a painting of a sky with heavenly light beaming down, and over this we see the credit "The End", at the picture fades out. No other closing credits, not even "A Sierra Picture". Albert SM

Thanks much. Best—DCGeist 06:40, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Charles Laughton[edit]

Thank you very much for your very knowledgeable additions to the Charles Laughton page on the subject of recordings. It is a pity indeed that most of his fine recordings, like "The Storyteller", remain unreleased in CD format. I have a pending issue myself, as I want to elaborate a list of recordings and a brief record of his radio work for the Catalan language versionGloria Porta 14:58, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. AlbertSM

Don Quixote[edit]

Thank you for for your contributions to the plot summary for Don Quixote. This article is currently undergoing a major revamp (see the talk page) and your additions are a salutary addition. The plot summary will eventually need to be quite detailed, providing an overview of the main episodes from both Books 1 & 2. Any additional fleshing out of the book would be, needless to say, welcome in this regard especially considering the vast amount of work that needs to be done across the article as a whole. Eusebeus 19:29, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Emperor Jones[edit]

Hello :)

I've been working on the play "the emperor jones" by O'Neill, and so have addedd some contributions to the article. I've noticed your contributions and they're are very informative and interesting.

(It is a testament to how well wikipedia works, because that article was just a couple of lines just a couple of months ago. :))

I was wondering whether you could point to any additional sources of information on the play or the various adaptations? I could only find some stuff on eoneill, and I'd be happy if you could tell me about any other places with more material. :)

No, sorry. I only know the play from seeing the Paul Robeson movie and hearing comments about it on TV. However, it is quite possible that you might easily be able to find a paperback copy of it and be able to compare the play with the film. I think the film may be on DVD now. AlbertSM

thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 90.153.128.12 (talk) 23:39, 25 January 2007 (UTC).

Preview[edit]

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your edits to Oliver Twist[edit]

Hello. I reverted your edits to Oliver Twist regarding Lean's film. Your addition was unreferenced and sounds like an opinion, and as such was unverifiable. Please include references for information you add so that others can verify the information independently of WP. Cheers, Doctormatt 21:32, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

I can't edit at the moment. What is going on?AlbertSM 21:10, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Question[edit]

How do you start a completely new article? (I am trying to figure out how to divide one article into two separate ones.) AlbertSM 17:53, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

You can "search" for the new article; when WP tells you it doesn't exist, it will give you a link to create it. -- DrGaellon (talk | contribs) 03:49, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Your edits to Peter Pan (musical)[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to this article. Unfortunately, your edits made the synopsis far too long and unwieldy. I have reverted these edits as unnecessary and exceeding the depth of the article. Wikipedia is not a repository of extensive plot summaries. Additionally, while I have left your changes in the show history section alone, some of them should be sourced, as they are not readily verifiable (i.e., the comment about why the original production closed - I cannot locate a single source supporting your assertion that the show closed to allow the television production). Please provide references. -- DrGaellon (talk | contribs) 03:49, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for adding the reference I requested to the article. However, you haven't provided a complete bibliographic citation. Also, the current Wikipedia standard for references is the <ref></ref> system; the {{ref}} tag is in the process of being deprecated. You should replace the {{ref|hanson}} tag with

<ref>(Complete bibliographic citation for the Hanson book)</ref>

If you need help figuring out how to correctly cite the book, see WP:CITET. You should NOT use the {{cite}} templates, but this page will show you how a proper citation ought to look. You should also add the following text below the External Links section:

==References==
<references/>

-- DrGaellon (talk | contribs) 00:26, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

What has happened to the rest of the page? I merely changed the reference, and now half the page is missing! (The whole thing still comes up when I edit; it just doesn't appear when I click on "Save page".AlbertSM 01:40, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Ambiguous link[edit]

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Notability of Theatre Techniques, Inc.[edit]

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AfD nomination of Theatre Techniques, Inc.[edit]

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Carousel[edit]

Thanks for starting the article for the film/TV versions. I moved most of the links over for the people in the new article from Carousel (musical) to Carousel (film), but you might want to check the "What links here" list in the musical article to make sure I caught them all. Best regards, -- Ssilvers 04:34, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Sweeps[edit]

Why exactly did you delete references to February Sweeps in the Nielsen Ratings article? Lambertman 15:30, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry - at the moment I don't remember. You can put back the reference if you want.AlbertSM 15:47, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Mandrake (plant)[edit]

Perhaps you didn't notice that there is a separate article, Mandrake plant in popular culture, where Harry Potter is adequately represented? GlassFET 15:55, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Brendel's Beethoven recordings[edit]

Hi, AlbertSM. I noticed you edited the Brendel article to say that he recorded the complete piano music of Beethoven. That's interesting and valuable information. I knew he had recorded Beethoven extensively, but I wasn't aware he had gone through the entire output. Good contribution. MUSIKVEREIN 19:28, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

The "Red Baron"[edit]

Note that there is a separate article for Snoopy and other cultural spin-offs of the Red Baron's career at The Red Baron in popular culture. I think we should keep these references (interesting, but irrelevant to Richthofen himself) in the right place. Soundofmusicals 22:04, 15 November 2007 (UTC)


Firewall[edit]

I just tried to go to the Wikipedia page for Karl Merkatz and discovered it blocked by the Netgear firewall. Why? AlbertSM (talk) 01:21, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

MRSA[edit]

Hi, Thanks for your corrections to MRSA; however, if you would have looked at the article edit history, you would have noticed that what you fixed was a part of more extensive damage caused by vandals. If you spot something that looks like an "obvious" mistake, you may want to check the article history. In particular, its easier to revert vandal damage from the history page, than it is to hand-patch the individual errors. linas 14:34, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Toscanini/Horowitz/Tchaikowsky[edit]

Dear AlbertSM, Just reading through the Toscanini article which I see you had a large hand in, and noting the reference to Horowitz (of course) in the 'private life' department and the recordings made with him. I'm wondering if the Toscanini/Horowitz Tchaikowsky Pno Conc 1 should be in the 'favourite recordings' list. Not, I presume, the studio version (78rpm) which was 'detestably recorded' according to Sackville-West and Shawe-Taylor, but the 'live' recording with NBCSO from the War Bonds Carnegie Hall concert of April 25 1943, which was (first, so far as I know) issued by RCA on LP in 1959 and is hot and favourite stuff. (Red Seal RB-16190). As this article is much-visited and edited I presume many decisions have already been taken about its content and just thought I'd ask you first before tweaking it. Best wishes, Eebahgum (talk) 15:09, 13 December 2007 (UTC) Yes, the live 1943 version should be in the favorite recordings list. It is Horowitz's only recording of the concerto, and I think one of his best.

Thanks, I have amended accordingly. NB the WP article on Horowitz agrees with me that there was a studio recording in 1941 as well. Have you alternative info? Cheers, Eebahgum (talk) 23:09, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Both Horowitz recordings were released as part of the 1990 Toscanini collection. I don't know what else was on the 1943 recording, but the 1941 recording had, as a companion piece, Horowitz's piano arrangement of "Pictures at an Exhibition".

Nor do I know, but according to the LP sleevenote it was an 'all Tchaikovsky' programme, and on the same occasion they auctioned Toscanini's manuscript of his orchestration of the Star Spangled Banner, and the whole event made 11 million dollars. Admission to the concert was by purchase of War Bonds only. The artists performed free. That's what the old sleevenote says. Eebahgum (talk) 14:52, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Sunrise at Campobello[edit]

Could you please stop repeatedly adding your undocumented opinions about the cause of FDR's illness, to SAC and other articles? It's basically vandalism or original research on your part, and wastes my time. If this is something you care about, could you please take the time to read the published Journal of Medical Biography article listed in the references, instead of just rejecting the conclusions out of hand? Thanks. By the way, I do appreciate the many other contributions you make to wikipedia. Dagoldman (talk) 01:03, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Featured article review[edit]

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I did not put in those sections you single out. I added mostly to the section on recordings of Porgy and Bess and the film and television adaptations.AlbertSM (talk) 17:30, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Babes in Toyland (operetta)[edit]

Thanks for adding the new information on recordings. Can you please add a citation to the information per WP:V to tell us where you got the information? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:19, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry; I don't have any right off the bat; I only know that I had both albums when I was a child. AlbertSM (talk) 20:27, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Color television in Los Angeles[edit]

I notice that in the article History of television, you changed the first coast-to-coast color television broadcast from the Tournament of Roses Parade, on January 1, 1954, to Amahl and the Night Visitors on December 20, 1953. Do you know for a fact that Amahl was broadcast in color on the West Coast? Certainly it was available in black and white on the West Coast, but I have not seen any evidence that it was broadcast there in color. — Walloon (talk) 04:36, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps it wasn't, then. In any case, I do know that "Amahl" was broadcast in color on December 29, 1953 by NBC.AlbertSM (talk) 18:14, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

No, it was broadcast by NBC on December 20, 1953. — Walloon (talk) 18:57, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Oops, sorry. That was a typo; I meant to hit the zero. AlbertSM (talk) 00:06, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Harry S. Truman Screen portrayals[edit]

Hola! A reference or two would be super nice. ~ WikiDon (talk) 00:08, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Albert, two other ideas for you:
1) Use the "Show preview" button when editing. That was you have only one revision in the history instead of 10 or 12.
2) Learn to format the references that you add. See: Wikipedia:Citing sources.
Instead of this
You have something like this:
It is just a little more work upfront, but gives your work and Wikipedia a lot more credibility, and once you make it a habit, you'll get good at it. WikiDon (talk) 06:17, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Long John Silver[edit]

Hello, IMDB says 26 episodes of the show, but it says 1959, should be 1955 only, on internet only 14 shows are available, where are rest?Lost? They are public domain, I presume

Sorry, I have no idea. AlbertSM (talk) 23:55, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Article says son took ashes, is there source to back this up —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.107.1.138 (talk) 23:32, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't know. AlbertSM (talk) 02:10, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Logging in, and staying logged in[edit]

Several times today, I have had to log in over and over, not just on Wikipedia, but on several other sites as well, despite the fact that I click on the "Remember me on this computer". Anybody have any idea why this is happening? The Logging In function is supposed to work for 30 days; I can't even get it to work for one. I have had to log in three times in the past hour, every time I left the site and came back. AlbertSM (talk) 23:55, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Warner Bros.-First National[edit]

The earliest films that I can find credited under the joint trademark "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" are from 1941. Specifically, the first was The Case of the Black Parrot, released on January 11, 1941. Do you have evidence you can cite that the combined trademark was used from 1934 onward? — Walloon (talk) 20:31, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't. I just seem to remember seeing 1930's films on Turner Classic Movies saying that. AlbertSM (talk) 21:47, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

RCA Records[edit]

You should be informed that RCA Records was founded as the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901 which is the year that RCA Records considers its founding year. RCA bought Victor in 1929 making the record company RCA Victor Records, but retaining the Victor label for several years into the 1940s when the label name became RCA Victor Records. Steelbeard1 (talk) 21:00, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Carousel (musical)[edit]

Thanks for your edit to Carousel. Can you please add a citation to show where that information can be verified? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:21, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:52, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Please use the "preview button"[edit]

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Regarding your edit(s) to Christmas Oratorio, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thank you. Michael Bednarek (talk) 05:53, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Let me pipe in here to say, I agree. It's annoying to see six small edits on the same paragraph in a row. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ (talk) 18:05, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Larry Boelens[edit]

I suggest you use one of the templates on the follow page for your references. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Cite_web ttonyb1 (talk) 02:06, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Peter Pan[edit]

Thank you for your recent additions to Peter Pan (1954 musical). It would be helpful if you could supply an Edit Summary whenever you make an edit. See Help:Edit summary.

Can you please provide references for the changes you made to the cast members table? I added the table but couldn't find references for all of the names, so your changes (if verifiable) help to improve the table. Thanks. --Thomprod (talk) 14:23, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. --Thomprod (talk) 20:08, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Cinderella[edit]

You recently edited Cinderella (musical) [[1]] without an edit summary again. Providing an edit summary helps others to track the changes to an article more efficiently. Also, while I personally agree with the opinion you added, it is probably not consistant with WP:NPOV. --Thomprod (talk) 19:41, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

The problem is that there is no reference to a source that characterizes the changes. Are the changes more significant that the changes in the other versions? In the part of the article that discusses the Brandy version, we say: "The hit song "Falling in Love With Love", from the Rodgers and Hart musical The Boys from Syracuse, was sung by Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother. "The Sweetest Sounds" from Rodgers' No Strings, was also used, sung by Cinderella and the Prince. "There's Music in You," written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the 1953 film Main Street to Broadway, was sung as the finale by Fairy Godmother Whitney Houston". Are these the changes that you refer to, or are there others? Is there a review that characterizes the changes as major? If so, we could cite it, and then the statement would be supported. WP:V requires that we have cite to a published source that everone can see verifies the assertions made in our articles. Thanks. -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:30, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
AlbertSM, you continue to make edits to the article without leaving an edit summary or references for your assertions. I urge you to please read Help:Edit summary and WP:V and make future edits using these guidelines. If you need help, please contact User talk:Thomprod. Thanks. --Thomprod (talk) 16:10, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Cinderella (musical)[edit]

I have expanded and reorganized the article to bring it more in line with Wikipedia:WikiProject Musical Theatre/Article Structure. As a major contributor to this article in the past, would you mind having a look and giving me your comments? It still lacks Synopsis and Awards sections, which I am still working on. Thanks. --Thomprod (talk) 16:58, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Student Prince[edit]

It is undeniably strange... unusual... indeed, I believe, unprecedented in film... for a non-animated movie to have as its main attraction the voice of a major film star but not his image. This observation is not biased... or vague... since the strangeness of the situation is explained in the rest of the first paragraph. The circumstance was bizarre and, as I said, without paraallel in film history, at least I am not aware of anything like it. People came to the movie, for the most part, to hear Lanza, who did not appear. The Student Prince soundtrack album was one of Lanza'a best selling and yet he wasn't in the film. This is certainly strange. But, if you prefer unusual or another synonym, please edit.Ruedetocqueville (talk) 12:07, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Cite sources[edit]

Please make sure you are citing sources when adding information to wikipedia. Your edit here [2] had no reference. Could you please add one? Thanks again for contributing! kilbad (talk) 00:50, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't have one. That was something I was taught in American literature class when I was in college. AlbertSM (talk) 15:13, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Location of first Amahl[edit]

Your edit here changed the location of NBC Studio 8H in Amahl and the Night Visitors from Radio City Music Hall to Rockefeller Center. All of the references in the article say it was in RCMH. Do you have a citation? Also, please remmeber to use the edit summary when you edit. It helps other editors to find what was changed and why. Thanks. --Thomprod (talk) 13:12, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


I have many albums featuring the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, and he conducted the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Studio 8H between 1937 and 1950. There are photos in the Toscanini biographies, and Studio 8H was definitely in Rockefeller Center, but not in Radio City Music Hall. Radio City Music Hall is a gigantic theatre once used for showing motion pictures (many famous films had their world premieres there). It also showcases live stage shows with dancers such as the Rockettes. It is the site for the annual Christmas special which is sometimes telecast live from there.,But it is definitely a theatre, and not a television studio.

If the references in the article say that the premiere was in RCMH, they are mistaken.

The article Radio City Music Hall states that it is located in Rockefeller Center, but Studio 8H is a part of the NBC studios, not a part of Radio City Music Hall.AlbertSM (talk) 17:12, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

MSNBC[edit]

Hey. I'm telling many different people that I need help in my article: History of MSNBC: 2008-Present. Thanks.--Mapple001 (talk) 19:15, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Sorry; I can't help you much with the history of MSNBC. That's one topic I really don't know much about.AlbertSM (talk) 19:30, 4 April 2009 (UTC)


Citing errors[edit]

I keep getting this when I cite references: "There are ref tags on this page, but the references will not show without a references tag; see Help:Cite errors."

My question is "Why?" I am doing all the citations correctly and this still appears often. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?AlbertSM (talk) 20:35, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I may be able to help you. For which article are you seeing this problem? —Erik (talkcontrib) 17:40, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Lately it happens every time I do a citation, on any article, but it used to happen only occasionally. AlbertSM (talk) 17:44, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

It may be the syntax. All citations should started with <ref> and end with </ref>. The article should also have a "References" section or something similar where <references /> exists so the references can be displayed. If you see the issue pop up again, let me know! —Erik (talkcontrib) 18:14, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

At the bottom of the page, add a Notes or References section with the following tag: {{reflist}}. That will solve the problem. That tag gives a smaller size list than the <references /> tag that Erik mentioned. Best regards, -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:18, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Films[edit]

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Cinderella[edit]

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"Freezing up" problems[edit]

Is anyone else experiencing this on Wikipedia? Often when I post a correction, a new article, or whatever, the page freezes up before I finish posting, and my computer starts to make that grinding noise that the hard drive makes. Then I have to sit there waiting for the noise to stop and the page to "unfreeze" before I can continue my post.

Man of La Mancha

Is it a problem on the site, or just me? AlbertSM (talk) 20:36, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

==Removing fact tags== of Man of La Mancha Carlyle W. Hall Sr. --He did receive "IDEAS" for the Orchestrations which I have the originals of from Mr. Leigh--I would love to upload them for comparison with the original Score that my grandfather Mr. Hall penned so people like you might not delete entirley factual information. The definition of slander is not stating the truth but distorting it to cause harm to a person...so this is directly traceable to my hand and I stand behind every word as well as sources including Robert Billig, Mitch Leigh etc. and the corp. MUSIC MAKERS could easily be forced to prodcuce corrected facts the point of making casual statements that are unreliable in fact allow for a more insidious form of fact distortion....intellectual dishonesty to me should be the 11th commandment..thou shalt not covet they neighbor's work.....or that of one's employees--think about it-WHY WOULD MITCH NOT PUT HIS NAME THERE IF HE COULD????? FOR MODESTY--he namd a school of MUSIC AFTER HIMSELF! Hardly sounds like one not worried about his legacy ey?

I have originals of the rerpinted Pllay Bills from 2002 run of Man of La Mancha--it states under Orchestrations Carlyle W. Hall Sr. note- he totally REMOVED MUSIC MAKERS at the request of the Hall family representatives.. . you may cite the PLAY BILL AS a reliable source but the SOURCE YOU SIGHT from the OPENING NIGHT states "Music Makers" of course or my entry would not have required Mr. Leigh to CORRECT and clafify WHO From MUSIC MAKERS penned the orchestrations--if it was him he would have simply put Mitch Leigh there--are you working for someone else or just naive? I clearly stated that this was CORRECTED, otherwise there would be nothing to CORRECT,the Spring of 2002 all playbills were corrected and stated Hall's name. THey could not retroactively reprint the opening night for 2002 just as we could not go back in time and reprint those from 1965--however I was there as a 5 year old when Mitch explained to my grandfather how using the company name would help BUILD THE BUSINESS--as Music Makers then employed a few other talented arrangers besides My grandfather Carlyle W. Hall Sr. In effect my grandfather would have been essentially forced to trash his boss in public to correct at a minimum, incorrectly construed statements by Leigh or Mr. Marre (who should have known better as my grandfather often showed up and conducted the orchestra prior to its Broadway run), about how he did the ":arrangement" HE did in fact attempt arranging it but he needed help and my Grandfather has rocorded in Peter Bartok Studios (Bela's brother), was the Arranger for Tommy Tucker's 1930s swing band and had the depth needed to complete such a huge task...in fact the orchestrations IMHO still are the special sauce of this musical and a playbill and keeping CORRECT this WIKI entry is the best I can do to correct history....so by all means seek to verify this story--any cursory examination would show you that CRY FOR US ALL sites Carlyle W. Hall of MUSIC MAKERS INC. on the play bill and so quite obviously had the ENTIRE SAME TEAM s Man of La Mancha--you might also find out for me WHO DELETED THE ENTIRELY CORRECT WIKI ENTRY--my email SP FILTERS WIKI EMAILS AS SPAM!! Not very heartening to me to go back and see every discussion deleted including the fact that Mr. Leigh OWNS Music Makers and in fact is NOT the PRIMARY MEMBER but the only SURVIVING MEMBER of a shell corporation in a BUILDING HE HIMSELF OWNS On 34 steet in Manhattan-_I KNOW I VISTED MY grandfather there in 1968 where there were several pianos--my Grandfather remained an EMPLOYEE OF MUSIC MAKERS until his death but NEVER ALLOWED MITCH TO exlcude his name from ANY FUTURE WORK... BCPietsch —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cuzzinmoose@mac.com (talkcontribs)

I am not working for anybody, and you don't have to be so unpleasantly aggressive about it. It weakens your argument. I used as my source the Internet Broadway Database [[3]], which does not cite Carlyle Hall as an orchestrator for the 2002 revival, but does have the credit "Original Orchestrations by Music Makers, Inc." If you care to check that out, feel free to do so, but you don't have to be rude about the whole thing. AlbertSM (talk) 18:35, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Typeface[edit]

I notice that some of the typeface on Wikipedia has changed, or is it just my PC? There are fewer sections in boldface. AlbertSM (talk) 21:01, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

You recently edited Augustus, an article I worked hard on to raise to featured status. In your recent edit, you added no citations to prove which source you used for these movie assessments. I'll assume good faith and just assume that you haven't gotten around to adding those inline citations yet, but you have to understand if I remove material that is uncited. Uncited material could threaten the featured status of this article. Regards.--Pericles of AthensTalk 18:38, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Historical revisionism and artistic reputations[edit]

Please see Talk:Historical revisionism (negationism)#Historical revisionism and artistic reputations --PBS (talk) 20:41, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Edit summaries, PLEASE![edit]

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I will, but it's easy to forget when you're in the middle of editing an article. :)AlbertSM (talk) 19:20, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

The summary window is right above the "Save Changes" button. Can't miss it. Zephyrad (talk) 07:32, 15 July 2009 (UTC)


My browser sometimes closes up when I come to this site. Why? AlbertSM (talk) 19:33, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Toscanini and Citations![edit]

Hi!

Thanks for your edits in the Toscanini article. More citations would really be good.
Can you cite an article for the following:

ref.
Others state (and there is some evidence from the recordings) that Toscanini's tempos, quite flowing in his earlier recordings, became stricter as he got older, although this is not to be taken as a literally true statement. His 1953 recording of Pictures at an Exhibition, for instance, and his 1950 La Mer, are considered masterpieces by many.

????
(Have a look at books.google.com and archive.org)

Best wishes, Whostoscanini (talk) 06:06, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Can we ask someone to upgrade Salinger from a stub now?[edit]

Hi Albert SM. Between us we have been gradually building up the Conrad Salinger bio. It still lacks a section detailing his Broadway work, but maybe I will get around to that soon, unless you have a special interest in handling it. I wonder if you know who we have to ask to get someone to review the article and have it upgraded from a stub. It must be getting close to B grade by now, don't you think? If not, it would be helpful if a specialist editor could list up what are the missing criteria that still need to be fulfilled.GBS2 (talk) 17:11, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I have no idea who we could ask to do that. AlbertSM (talk) 18:27, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

The Wikipedia font[edit]

I took my PC for a tuneup, and there were some glitches when I got it back, but I fixed nearly all of them. However, everything on Wikipedia now appears in very, very bold type, no matter how big or small I make it. Zooing in or changing the size of the type does not fix it. Wikipedia seems to be the only page that looks like this.

Anyone know how I can fix the problem, or is it just that Wikipedia has redesigned their site? It only happens on Wikipedia; all other websites appear to be fairly normal, and what I'm typing now is appearing (as I type, anyway) in normal font. AlbertSM (talk) 20:42, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

The problem is fixed, but now there is something on Wikipedia that I have not encountered before. While the font on articles is perfectly normal, the font in the editing box (that is, where you edit the page or write new articles) is now positively miniscule. I can enlarge it by zooming in, of course, but this makes the fonts on the rest of Wikipedia quite large. Is it my browser, my computer, or Wikipedia? AlbertSM (talk) 18:37, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

September 2009[edit]

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Walter Hampden[edit]

Hello! I see that you have made some fine contributions to Walter Hampden's article. I was wondering if you have any information regarding two other actors who may be related to Walter. They are Burford Hampden and Charles Hampden. I suspect all three may be brothers. Burford and Charles also performed on Broadway about the same time. Thanks! Jameszerukjr (talk) 00:36, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, no, I don't.AlbertSM (talk) 22:46, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

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Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse and Opéra ballet[edit]

Hi. In the article about Opéra ballet you have listed among the most noted works of the genre, Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. This work, however, does not seem to be an opéra-ballet, from either a substantial or a formal point-of-view: according to Le magazine de l'opéra baroque it was originally styled ‘ballet comique’, it consists of ‘acts’ and not of ‘entrées’, and they are not self-contained, but a sole plot is developed throughout the whole opera. In fact, it is much more similar to a “comédie lyrique”, as are Jean-Joseph Mouret’s Les amours de Ragonde (which was staged the same evening immediately after Don Quichotte) or Jean Philippe Rameau’s Platée (which was premiered two years later). I suggest therefore that this work should be effaced from the article about opéra-ballet. Best.--Jeanambr (talk) 22:20, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Cinderella (musical)[edit]

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Danger Man[edit]

re your edit that the first series was not shown in the US. This is contary to an earlier paragraph about it being broadcast on CBS. One of my books has it from April 5, 1961 until September 14, 1961 on CBS. I expect some other editor will be on to it soon.REVUpminster (talk) 21:52, 15 March 2010 (UTC).

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Articles for deletion nomination of Cyrano de Bergerac (1972 film)[edit]

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Anyone else having trouble posting? I have been getting knocked offline for the past twenty minutes whenever I try to post here. AlbertSM (talk) 18:41, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Please explain about CBS edit...[edit]

You tagged a line about NBC "usurping" Wizard of Oz from CBS for several years as being POV. I'm not sure I understand what makes it POV. Could you help? Thanks. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 03:03, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

I see you also added a "weasel words" tag. In order to make a constructive contribution, you must make your accusations more specific. Please cite some examples of what you consider weasel words — or, heaven forbid, fix some of them rather than just flagging 'em. — HarringtonSmith (talk) 03:09, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

I thought the words "usurping" and shanghaied" were more than a little exaggerated. They make it sound as if NBC stole "The Wizard of Oz" from CBS and that CBS stole it back. AlbertSM (talk) 16:07, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Why not fix them then? And they were intended to imply stealing; that's the point of the paragraph, isn't it? — to illustrate the competitive relationship the two networks had in the 1960s? Without that, the whole item is just a bullet point and should not even be in the article... what on earth difference does it make who aired the movie over that eight-year stretch? — HarringtonSmith (talk) 16:40, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

History of Richard III in the Thomas More article[edit]

On April 16, 2007, you edited the "History of Richard III" section of the article on Thomas More. Your edit added the phrase "based on Sir Robert Honorr's Tragic Deunfall of Richard III, Suvereign of Britain (1485)". After extensive Internet searches I have been unable to find any reference anywhere to Sir Robert Honorr or to the book EXCEPT FOR ARTICLES WHICH SEEM TO BE QUOTING OR PARAPHRASING THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE. I have corresponded with a number of experts on Richard III and they all say they have never heard mention of a Robert Honorr. Can you please give a validating source for you statement? Upton Rehnberg 22:23, 14 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by UptonRehnberg (talkcontribs)

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International Music Library Project[edit]

I have never had any trouble with this before, but today I have been having lots of trouble downloading files from the International Music Library Project. It takes foever, now, and the page not only freezes up, but doesn't show what it's supposed to have downloaded. Somebody please fix this. AlbertSM (talk) 02:10, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit summaries Please: Othello (1965 film)[edit]

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July 2010[edit]

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Project on 20th century French drama[edit]

Hi AlbertSM. I noticed that you had made edits to the article on the French Actress Madeleine Ozeray. I had noticed some of the infelicities of the translation and had not gotten around to fixing them. Good job.

I am looking for people who are interested in creating quality articles on the plays of Jean Giraudoux and related subjects. Giraudoux is not a big enough subject to be a WikiProject; but all of 20th century French drama certainly would be. For a complete outline of my ideas on the subject, see my personal page at the link below. If you are interested, drop me a note on that same personal page.

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List of productions of The Nutcracker[edit]

As per my under construction label, would you kindly refrain from editing this article until I have finished my revisions? This is in order to prevent intervening edits. Thanks! I will post a set of guidelines for future edits in the talk page for the article when I am finished. LondonSword (talk) 20:53, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Albert. I've finished my revisions. Please see my notes to you on the Talk page for the list of productions if you haven't already. Thanks for your cooperation! LondonSword (talk) 23:46, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

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Audio theatre[edit]

Hi, I am a person from Germany. Possibly you can look on the discussion of the article: Audio theatre, because you have made edits in the past on articles which are related with it. (Disney Records) with friendly greetings, Soenke --Soenke Rahn (talk) 00:57, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Country Strong[edit]

Hi there AlbertSM! Make sure that when you edit a talk page, you don't remove banners (unless they are incorrect). You did that here, although I don't think you meant to do that. Just be aware of those pesky talk page templates in the future ;) Thanks! BOVINEBOY2008 20:34, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Source[edit]

Could you please advise what source you are using for this change? I would like to include in the article's reference section. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 03:49, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Correcting the title of an article[edit]

How do you correct the title of a Wikipedia article if it isn't spelled correctly? I notice you can edit practically anything in the article but the title. AlbertSM (talk) 01:14, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

You need to use the "move" tab to move it to the correct spelling. Which article is it? I can help if you'd like. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 15:41, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
It's this article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Vanionen

His name should be spelled Vasili Vainonen, not Vanionen. But I don't know where the Move tab is. AlbertSM (talk) 19:28, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I've moved it for you. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 19:37, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

WP:MOS; WP:V[edit]

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June 2011[edit]

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I just don't understand how everybody could call this the eighteenth season of the show when it premiered in 2001. To be the twentieth season, the show would have to have premiered in 1993 - eighteen years ago.AlbertSM (talk) 21:28, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Season as in how many cycles of the show there have been. Intoronto1125TalkContributions 21:59, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

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I don't think it's vandalism. The article should be objective and I thought that sentence presented a point of view, a blatantly biased one, at that. AlbertSM (talk) 21:32, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

I suggest you read Wikipedia:NEU before writing a statement like that. Intoronto1125TalkContributions 21:59, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

July 2011[edit]

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Edit warring on Musical theatre article[edit]

Please see Edit warring over reference to operetta. Thanks. --Kleinzach 22:27, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

September 2011[edit]

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Nutcracker[edit]

Hi. You seem familiar with The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Could you take a look at that article's history. IPs keep changing the character's name to Clara, which to me looked like possible name vandalism. Am I wrong to keep changing it back to Marie? SlightSmile 00:08, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

In the original story her name is Marie, but in the ballet it's usually Clara, although Balanchine also used the name Marie. Some Bolshoi productions also use the name Marie. The Mariinsky and the Kirov productions call her Masha. AlbertSM (talk) 02:23, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks - now I know. SlightSmile 02:33, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Oklahoma![edit]

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Amahl and IMDb[edit]

Please don't cite to IMDb in the body of an article; it's not considered a reliable source because it can be edited by users. Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 00:21, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Often it's the most reliable source available, since a lot of titles listed on IMDB are otherwise forgotten. AlbertSM (talk) 00:25, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

I think what you're really saying is it may be the the only source you can find, but that doesn't mean it satisfies the reliability standards here and can be used.--Bbb23 (talk) 00:27, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

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Sorry, I don't know how to get to the link you proposed. AlbertSM (talk) 17:08, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you[edit]

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Merging an article[edit]

The article Twentieth Century (TV series) should be merged with the article The Twentieth Century (TV series). They are both about the same program. AlbertSM (talk) 18:35, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Loss of session data[edit]

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Pierre Monteux[edit]

Thank you for your contribution to the article. Unfortunately what you added was factually incorrect. Toscanini's first concert with the NBC SO was not until December 1937. Monteux conducted the inaugural concert on 13 November 1937. I have amended accordingly, but am grateful for your interest. Tim riley (talk) 18:40, 22 June 2012 (UTC) 18:40, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

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Articles on albums of stage musicals[edit]

I am in "discussion" with someone convinced that the above are "soundtracks" (yuk!!)

Hereunder is the exchange - just in case you are interested...

I saw your reversion on my "soundtrack" edit. The album infobox only allows 12 words in the type field, one of which is "soundtrack." If you don't use one of those 12 words, the system puts the article into Category:Album articles with non-standard infoboxes, where an editor like me will change it to one of those 12 words. So if not "soundtrack," which of those words do you think applies to an original cast recording? Soundtrack seems the closest to me.--Mike Selinker (talk) 14:55, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
"Soundtrack" refers to the sound recording part of a motion picture. Originally it was physically part of a print of the film, read optically by the projector - I assume these things are all digital nowadays. This is not a motion picture, although one was made of the same show. If we don't want to preserve this distinction, I suppose I have no leg to stand on. BUT why can't we just add a "Cast Album" designation to the list - or even use "unknown" or leave it blank? This is an encyclopedia, not a database system, and it seems ridiculous to insert inaccurate or approximate information (as we do sometimes in databases) just in order to "fill a field". If we want to group soundtrack albums and cast albums, then why can't we change "soundtrack" to something like "soundtrack and cast albums"? --Soundofmusicals (talk) 23:51, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
The article in question was actually My Fair Lady (Broadway cast recording)

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Paul Robeson[edit]

I am reverting all you edits on Robeson's Othello. I think they are off topic. I'll have to move to the talk page there and explain why. Best regards. Ijustreadbooks (talk) 01:05, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Not sure which edits you mean. AlbertSM (talk) 16:17, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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I don't understand the new editing function at all. I have had to use "Edit source" instead. When I click on "Edit", whatever I want to edit completely disappears! AlbertSM (talk) 16:48, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

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The 'citation needed' function doesn't seem to work anymore. How the hell do you work it now? Wikipedia, please think before you try these experiments. You're becoming like the Internet Movie Database, which keeps making changes and only screws things up. AlbertSM (talk) 18:40, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

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