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Reference Errors on 1 October[edit]

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Nomination of Aiza Khan for deletion[edit]

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Marketing[edit]

Why do you keep creating "Marketing" sections that go against the guidelines? MOS:FILM#Marketing clearly states, in bold, "Do not merely identify and describe the content of customary marketing methods such as trailers, TV spots, radio ads, and posters." Such a section should at least have commentary as part of it. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 18:24, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

@Erik: I think it's the best way to put marketing and promotion details, the section would grow eventually. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:33, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
There cannot be such a section until reliable sources that provide useful commentary actually appear. For most films, there won't be that kind of commentary. If you really want, you can keep links about marketing on the talk page until there is commentary to include, then some of the links would be useful. Sometimes trailers have commentary, like being noticed for getting a lot of views, but releases of photos are very rarely worth noting. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 18:37, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
@Erik: Hmm yeah, got it. Thanks. Will you please take a look at Draft:Angry Birds (film), I think it should be moved to mainspace now, as it got all cast announced suddenly and an image, which is probably from production. What do you say about that? --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:44, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
I just suggest thinking about the value such details add or do not add. Just about every film comes out with trailers and posters. Marketing content, we need to be sensitive about per WP:PROMO, because we can't come off sounding like we are dutifully sharing everything that is publicized. That's why we need to follow secondary sources in that regard. If a trailer comes out and it is just its release that is reported, it's not of value. If the trailer comes out and makes a unique impact, like getting a large enough number of views for a reliable source to report, then we reference that report. As for Angry Birds, animated films are tricky. I see that they just cast some actors recently, but the production process tends to be different. Some stuff is probably planned out by now, but not sure how much of the film is complete. WP:NFF does have a passage about animated films worth following. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 18:52, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Understood Erik, thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:59, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Tomorrow (2015 film)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 41, 2014)[edit]

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DYK The Stanford Prison Experiment (film)[edit]

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October 2014[edit]

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External links[edit]

Hello, I wanted to direct you to the policy of WP:LINKFARM, which MOS:FILM#External links is based on. WP:ELNO in particular states not to add "any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article." This means that standard overview websites like ComingSoon.net and MovieWeb are not appropriate for inclusion. Links for Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic are appropriate because they can give readers access to many more reviews than what an article can contain; same with Box Office Mojo and box office data. Thanks, Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 18:30, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Also, if you want to discuss this matter, we can start a community discussion at WT:FILM to see what the consensus is about these kinds of websites. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 18:31, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Yeah Erik, it's easy, I understood. Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 04:24, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Our Brand Is Crisis (2016 film)[edit]

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Need help with Tracy Stratford[edit]

I need help with the Tracy Stratford article. Is there a WikiProject for the Twilight Zone that could help us? Paul Austin (talk) 10:06, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes Austin, I found a project page here Wikipedia:WikiProject The Twilight Zone. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 15:36, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 42, 2014)[edit]

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Central America is the geographic region that connects North America and South America.

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Nomination of Ed Oxenbould for deletion[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Fault in Our Stars (film)[edit]

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Majid Majidi's new film[edit]

Hi... Please can you create and page and expand it. This film's Wikipedia is essential. I feel so. Here are the sources.

No offense Arjann, but why don't you create it by yourself? You seem a good editor to me. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 15:57, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of The Fault in Our Stars (film)[edit]

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Nomination of Kennedi Clements for deletion[edit]

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Hi Captain Assassin!, just wanted to let you know that Deor moved the article to User:Captain Assassin!/Kennedi Clements, and it can be worked on there. It is a good article, and it is great that you made it, however the subject is not noteworthy enough until the second movie actually premieres. At that time, feel free to move the article back to the mainspace. All the best, Taketa (talk) 07:28, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 43, 2014)[edit]

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DYK hook[edit]

You pinged my talk page. I vaguely remember being in a discussion with you somewhere, but I don't recall where. Please point me to the relevant discussion.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 21:58, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Please point me to the relevant discussion.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 05:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
    • @TonyTheTiger: Here is the discussion Template:Did you know nominations/St Mary's Church, Presbytery and Convent, Little Crosby. Maybe I'm wrong, but as far I know every reviewer, who reviewed my NOMs, always asked me to mention the hook in the LEAD. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 08:16, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
      • The hook is not required to be in the LEAD of the article. It often won't be. The LEAD is intended to be a broad brush summary of the article. A DYK hook could easily be about an obscure fact that is not worthy of being in the LEAD. The hook fact must be in the article and for multi-article hooks, there is some vague agreement that the hook fact(s) should be relevant to each article. I am not aware of any rule at WP:DYKSG or WP:DYK regarding including the hook in the article or the LEAD. I will have a look at the nomination that you pointed me to.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 17:05, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Singham 123‎[edit]

Could you take a look at the article. It is in horrible shape, but more importantly, has the film been released or is even filming? Bgwhite (talk) 21:18, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

No Bgwhite, I don't think it is shooting right now. The last news about film was on September 29, 2014, in some sources it was mentioned as "all set to begin shoot," but nothing like it was shooting or when it would be. It would be released in January 2015 given at some sites. It'd be better as a redirect for now. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 01:18, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Could you redirect to wherever you think is best. Bgwhite (talk) 04:19, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah sure Bgwhite, I'm redirecting to it's producer for now. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 14:55, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Our Brand Is Crisis (2016 film)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:15, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

The Last Witch Hunter (2014 film) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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WP:MILLION[edit]

Yes nominate both.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 05:23, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ricki and the Flash[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Stanford Prison Experiment (film)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 44, 2014)[edit]

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the world's first national park

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The Million Award[edit]

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I hereby award you The Million Award for your impressive quality improvement work on Dallas Buyers Club and The Fault in Our Stars (film). Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! — Cirt (talk) 00:58, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

The Quarter Million Award[edit]

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I hereby award you the The Quarter Million Award for helping to bring Chef (film) to WP:GA quality. Thank you for your impressive quality improvement efforts on Wikipedia! — Cirt (talk) 01:39, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Fault in Our Stars (film)[edit]

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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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Hail Caesar![edit]

Just letting you know that the film doesn't start production until January, as what Channing Tatum stated on his Instagram. As a result, I've redirected the article back to the Coen brothers as per WP:NFF and WP:TOOSOON. Rusted AutoParts 14:07, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

@Rusted AutoParts: Alright then Sock, we'd revert it back when filming begins. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 15:25, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
It's not me trying to be annoying or anything, it's just anything could happen in those three months (budget issue, cast dropouts). Rusted AutoParts 16:38, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Yeah I understand, that's why I'm keeping it as a redirect until production starts in January. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 16:44, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 45, 2014)[edit]

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A pizza is an oven-baked flat bread typically topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings

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Proposed deletion of Spy's Kid (2015 film)[edit]

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Hey there[edit]

Just wanted to stop by and apologize if my tone came off a little too strong or harsh at Wikipedia talk:Million Award.

On reflection, it's meant to be no big deal, but I can totally understand it'd feel much better to get individual awards instead of one big bundled award.

I totally won't contest anything if you or anyone else wanted to propose and/or make changes to the way the award process is done at that page.

Thanks very much for your quality contributions to Wikipedia and your participation at WP:Million Award.

I'm sorry about that,

Cirt (talk) 22:21, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Spy's Kid (2015 film) for deletion[edit]

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WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

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Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:51, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter—November 2014[edit]

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It will remember whether you used wikitext or VisualEditor, and use the same editor the next time you edit an article.

The user guide has information about how to use VisualEditor. Not all features are available in Mobile Web.

Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has fixed many bugs and requests, and worked on support for editing tables and for using non-Latin languages. Their weekly updates are posted on Mediawiki.org. Informal notes from the recent quarterly review were posted on Meta.

Recent improvements[edit]

The French Wikipedia should see better search results for links, templates, and media because the new search engine was turned on for everyone there. This change is expected at the Chinese and German Wikipedias next week, and eventually at the English Wikipedia.

The "pawn" system has been mostly replaced. Bugs in this system sometimes added a chess pawn character to wikitext. The replacement provides better support for non-Latin languages, with full support hopefully coming soon.

VisualEditor is now provided to editors who use Internet Explorer 10 or 11 on desktop and mobile devices. Internet Explorer 9 is not supported yet.

The keyboard shortcuts for items in the toolbar's menus are now shown in the menus. VisualEditor will replace the existing design with a new theme from the User Experience / Design group. The appearance of dialogs has already changed in one Mobile version. The appearance on desktops will change soon. (You can see a developer preview of the old "Apex" design and the new "MediaWiki" theme which will replace it.)

Several bugs were fixed for internal and external links. Improvements to MediaWiki's search solved an annoying problem: If you searched for the full name of the page or file that you wanted to link, sometimes the search program could not find the page. A link inside a template, to a local page that does not exist, will now show red, exactly as it does when reading the page. Due to a error, for about two weeks this also affected all external links inside templates. Opening an auto-numbered link node like [1] with the keyboard used to open the wrong link tool. These problems have all been fixed.

TemplateData[edit]

The tool for quickly editing TemplateData will be deployed to all Wikimedia Foundation wikis on Thursday, 6 November.  This tool is already available on the biggest 40 Wikipedias, and now all wikis will have access to it. This tool makes it easier to add TemplateData to the template's documentation.  When the tool is enabled, it will add a button above every editing window for a template (including documentation subpages). To use it, edit the template or a subpage, and then click the "Manage TemplateData" button at the top.  Read the help page for TemplateData. You can test the TemplateData editor in a sandbox at Mediawiki.org. Remember that TemplateData should be placed either on a documentation subpage or on the template page itself. Only one block of TemplateData will be used per template.

You can use the new autovalue setting to pre-load a value into a template. This can be used to substitute dates, as in this example, or to add the most common response for that parameter. The autovalue can be easily overridden by the editor, by typing something else in the field.

In TemplateData, you may define a parameter as "required". The template dialog in VisualEditor will warn editors if they leave a "required" parameter empty, and they will not be able to delete that parameter. If the template can function without this parameter, then please mark it as "suggested" or "optional" in TemplateData instead.

Looking ahead[edit]

Basic support for inserting tables and changing the number of rows and columns in tables will appear next Wednesday. Advanced features, like dragging columns to different places, will be possible later. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. To help editors find the most important items more quickly, some items in the toolbar menus will be hidden behind a "More" item, such as "underlining" in the styling menu. The appearance of the media search dialog will improve, to make picking between possible images easier and more visual. The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap.

The user guide will be updated soon to add information about editing tables. The translations for most languages except Spanish, French, and Dutch are significantly out of date. Please help complete the current translations for users who speak your language. Talk to us if you need help exporting the translated guide to your wiki.

You can influence VisualEditor's design. Tell the VisualEditor team what you want changed during the office hours via IRC. The next sessions are on Wednesday, 19 November at 16:00 UTC and on Wednesday 7 January 2015 at 22:00 UTC. You can also share your ideas at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback.

Also, user experience researcher Abbey Ripstra is looking for editors to show her how they edit Wikipedia. Please sign up for the research program if you would like to hear about opportunities.

If you would like to help with translations of this newsletter, please subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly, so that we can notify you when the next issue is ready. Subscribe or unsubscribe at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter. Thank you!

Whatamidoing (WMF) 20:41, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for St. James Place[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Macbeth (2015 film)[edit]

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The article Macbeth (2015 film) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

A planned film that has been cancelled, not notable

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. MrBill3 (talk) 12:16, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Interview for The Signpost[edit]

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The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Hospitals for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Thanks, Rcsprinter123 (rap) @ 09:52, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 46, 2014)[edit]

Man sleeping striped-sheets.JPG

Sleeping is part of everyday life

Hello, Captain Assassin!.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Everyday life


Previous selections: Pizza • National park


Get involved with the TAFI project! You can...
Posted by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of EuroCarGT (talk) 00:16, 10 November 2014 (UTC) • Opt-out instructions

Speedy deletion declined: Draft:Hunter's Prayer[edit]

Hello Captain Assassin!. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Draft:Hunter's Prayer, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The reason given is not a valid speedy deletion criterion. Thank you. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:10, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

The Martian[edit]

Just wondering. Considering both the redirect and draft are under your name, why don't you copy and paste your info onto the redirect? Rusted AutoParts 20:07, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

@Rusted AutoParts: Actually draft has history of editing which article doesn't. I updated the draft time by time whenever a news came out. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 03:24, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

The Martian (film)[edit]

Is it a sci-fi or drama-adventure? --IEditEncyclopedia (talk) 08:21, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

@IEditEncyclopedia: It's obviously a sci-fi film. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 08:23, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Kolubara[edit]

Captain Assassin!, the nominator revised the hook per your suggestion over a week ago. If there are any other issues with the nomination, please raise them now, or finish the review if you're satisfied that the hook and article meet the DYK criteria. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:37, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Yeah sorry for the dealy BlueMoonset. I've finished the review. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 15:44, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 47, 2014)[edit]

USAF F-15C fires AIM-7 Sparrow 2.jpg

Military aviation and missile guidance are examples of modern military technology.

Hello, Captain Assassin!.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Military technology


Previous selections: Everyday life • Pizza


Get involved with the TAFI project! You can...
Posted by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of EuroCarGT (talk) 00:18, 17 November 2014 (UTC) • Opt-out instructions

Orphaned non-free image File:A Most Violent Year TeaserPoster.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:A Most Violent Year TeaserPoster.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 23:19, 18 November 2014 (UTC)