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Nice work on Red Ball Express[edit]

Thanks. PRRfan (talk) 05:15, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Always good to be appreciated. Clarityfiend (talk) 05:21, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year Clarityfiend![edit]

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Hello Clarityfiend:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, BusterD (talk) 06:07, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


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Casey Swint[edit]

Hi, Clarityfiend, I noticed your revert, just wanted to inform you Muckraker mentions Casey Swint (1904–1999) as the weekly editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote Keys to the City (non-fiction book about influence of political bosses on Atlanta politics). Early Civil Rights advocate. Lotje (talk) 12:26, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

That's not enough for either Swint or the book. Has the book been noticed/reviewed by WP:reliable sources? Has it won any significant awards? I suggest you read Wikipedia:Notability (books) and WP:BIO. Clarityfiend (talk) 12:58, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 13:16, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Men of the Fighting Lady[edit]

Did some work here. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 20:09, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

The Beginning or the End[edit]

Caught this one on TCM, see what you can do. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 23:14, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

So the film also bombed at the box office. Clarityfiend (talk) 04:55, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Cute, yet surprisingly, from comments and reviews I have read, the film made an impact with some viewers. Likely, since it was the first film to describe the secretive Manhattan Project, it was a bit of a novelty item. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:29, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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Rock name[edit]

Clarityfiend, why did you move all the Rock nicknames out of the Rock (name) page to the Rock (disambiguation) page? Ego White Tray (talk) 01:46, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

On a closely related note, do we really need separate pages for ROCK and rock? Ego White Tray (talk) 01:55, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
IMO, name pages are for formal names only. The nicknames could go into Rock (nickname) I suppose. I've been creating nickname pages (e.g. Skippy (nickname)). As for ROCK, I considered merging it, but I thought the main page was a bit too long already. Clarityfiend (talk) 02:35, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Well your opinion is wrong :) Doing this is very hostile to our readers. The title of the page isn't Rock (actual name) but Rock (name) which means that our readers expect to see nicknames on that page. Just watch as users constantly add Dwayne Johnson and other nicknamed people to Rock (name), if it remains as you did it. Is there any good reasons to exclude nicknames from such pages? I can't think of any. Ego White Tray (talk) 03:46, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Then explain to me why the template states "This page or section lists people that share the same given name or the same family name." I don't see nickname listed there. Clarityfiend (talk) 03:54, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't consider boilerplate template text a good reason for anything - The template isn't written as instructions to the editor, but instead a guide to reader's as to the purpose of the page. Do you know of consensus or instruction that nickname explicitly should be excluded from such pages? Ego White Tray (talk) 05:33, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
I brought this up at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anthroponymy so we can get some folks smarter than us to weigh in on this. Ego White Tray (talk) 05:38, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Bounce[edit]

... well, it does have an aircraft connection ... FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:49, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

23 February 2014[edit]

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Mallory[edit]

Hello C. I came within a whisker of adding the "Because it's there" quote when I posted at the thread on the entertainment desk. Thus, I am very glad that you did mention it. Thanks for the post and the smile it brought to my day. Cheers. MarnetteD | Talk 04:43, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. Clarityfiend (talk) 05:10, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Whoa[edit]

But if you've got Category:American crime films or Category:American comedy films, or whatever, then why do you need Category:American films (general category)? Isn't the general category superseded by the more specific ones? Quis separabit? 04:12, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

It depends on the category. Some are inclusive, some aren't. This one is. Clarityfiend (talk) 05:10, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Etienne Girardot[edit]

Hi Clarityfiend, Reading through the article you started, I see that you noted he was of Anglo-French parentage. I'm busy with an article on his father who was a well-known portrait painter in London, and find little material about him on the web. Could you share your sources with me? cheers Paul venter (talk) 12:06, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Can't recall exactly, but probably from AllMovie. It wouldn't surprise me if it were wrong - AllMovie isn't the most reliable. Clarityfiend (talk) 23:43, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

"Columbia" revert[edit]

Clarityfiend,

I know you were acting in good faith with the "Columbia Lions" revert, but you may not have realized a couple of things about US college (university) sports:

  1. US sports media—both national and local—generally describe a school's athletic program with the bare school name, leaving out "University (of)", "College", or any other such term indicating the type of school. So, for example, "Columbia" is understood to mean a team representing Columbia University. (There are a few exceptions to that rule, but we won't go into them here.)
  2. IMHO, Lion (disambiguation) isn't a proper place for "Columbia Lions". First, there are at least two dozen colleges and universities in the US and Canada that use "Lions" as a nickname—and that doesn't count variants such as "Nittany Lions" (Penn State, although that's actually referring to cougars), "Golden Lions" (Arkansas–Pine Bluff), "Mountain Lions" (a couple of smaller schools, also referring to cougars), and "Red Lions" (one small school). In other words: it would take up a lot of unnecessary space. Second, I figure that someone looking for a college sports team and knowing only the school name is FAR more likely to look in one of two places: the school article, or the dab page for the short school name.

Just wanted to enlighten you on this subject. — Dale Arnett (talk) 05:27, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, lots of teams are named "Lions". That's what a dab page is for. On the other hand, when you say Columbia, do you automatically think of the sports team? No. If we did that, the page would be endless, with Columbia this and Columbia that. That's what WP:PTM rules out. Clarityfiend (talk) 05:30, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

At the help desk...[edit]

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GA status[edit]

A little bird (my intuition) told me you could review articles for GA status? can you? Jonas Vinther (talk) 20:51, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

It's not something I've done before, though I suppose I'm experienced enough to do it. Clarityfiend (talk) 20:57, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, do you know how to do it? Jonas Vinther (talk) 21:46, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
You just have to follow WP:GACR, for which you need some familiarity with the topic (for point #3). You haven't specified the latter. Clarityfiend (talk) 01:46, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Ahh, I see. Jonas Vinther (talk) 13:15, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

W.H. Crook[edit]

The same words I spelled are on the assassination article. I could change them myself but it currently not edited for me at the moment — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.15.154.130 (talk) 21:42, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. Clarityfiend (talk) 21:52, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

California (disambiguation)[edit]

You reverted my edit to the above disambiguation page. With due respect, did you pay any attention to my edit? IMHO it would seem not, the only comment you made was: "(Reverted good faith edits by Enquire (talk): Short descriptions are the guideline, just enough for ID purposes. (TW))". With due respect, I took great care to make this edit manually, because on several occasions now I have in he past re-insert references to Baja California, The Californias, and so on, when so called good-faith editors have changed such references to simply California, apparently oblivious of the not so subtle distinctions between the various historical and contemporary territorial entities in the region of SW USA and NW Mexico. I do not mean to suggest that you are unaware of these distinctions, but it has been my experience on Wikipedia as well as in the real world that there are a significant population of otherwise knowledgeable people, who only have superficial knowledge of the historical and factual origins of "California". I trust you understand; I have taken the liberty to revert your reversion of my earlier edit, please take a closer look. You should note that, in addition to organizing and grouping entries, I added a few new ones that should have been on the disambiguation page before, but were not. You may feel that there is excessive editorial, but in my experience, there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation about the distinctions between these various state entities and that, therefore, some rudimentary explanation is appropriate.
Enquire (talk) 03:33, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

A disambiguation page is not the place to deal with "confusion and misinformation". It is strictly a navigation tool, with specific guidelines. DABENTRY states "Keep the description associated with a link to a minimum, just sufficient to allow the reader to find the correct link." I forgot to mention it in my edit comment, but the Baja California entries also violate WP:Partial title matches. If you still disagree, I suggest you ask for a second opinion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Disambiguation. Clarityfiend (talk) 03:52, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Incidentally, I think the MoS link you referenced is actually Wikipedia:DABENTRY#Individual_entries. right? On this matter, I would entirely agree that a disambiguation page is not the place to deal with "confusion and misinformation". However, there is confusion and misinformation and therefore it is important that this disambiguation page (in particular) clarifies the not so subtle distinctions between the various state entities (present and historical) clearly and concisely. IMHO, I think the current version does that. Maybe the entry for Alta California appears at first glance to be a little verbose, but I could not see any obvious redundant string of words that could be deleted without detracting from a concise differentiation of the various current and former states, provinces and territories without introducing some level of ambiguity. Overall, I feel that as is, including the indented sub-entries is a clear way to classify and disambiguate the various meanings of "California" as a state / province / territory. If you feel otherwise, and not wishing to be perceived as driven by pride of authorship, perhaps we should start a discussion on Talk:California_(disambiguation)?
Enquire (talk) 06:59, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
As a footnote, I have a friend who lives in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur and I needed to send documents overnight via FedEx. FedEx dispatch called me to tell me that I had made a mistake on the label and wanted to know if this package was to go to California or Mexico. The wanted me to either replace the word "California" with "Mexico" (to make "Baja Mexico Sur") OR to delete "Mexico" and add a "US zip code". I forget how long I was on the phone, but it could have been over an hour. I demanded to speak to a supervisor, who was not much more knowledgeable ... but finally, I was able to convince someone at FedEx that "Baja California Sur" is a real state that really does exist in Mexico. Considering that employees of an International logistics company are confused just speaks volumes on the need to make a clear and concise disambiguation page for "California". Please note, prior to my edit, there were no entries at all for: Alta California; Baja California (Norte); or, Baja California Sur.
Enquire (talk) 07:30, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
We'll get a quicker response at the project's talk page, so I'm going to start the discussion there. P.S. There aren't supposed to be entries for anything other than California. Two of the three you cited have their own dab pages. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:17, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok, let's do that. Enquire (talk) 20:16, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

About the British documentary[edit]

I'm pretty sure the documentary filmed in North America either in Canada or USA. However, what is the name of the British documentary in that link anyway? I want to watch it Venustar84 (talk) 17:44, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Article merge[edit]

Can the 2 article titles List_of_books_featuring_transgender_persons and List_of_transgender_characters_in_literature be merged into 1 article or can the title of article be redirected? Because there is no need for 2 separate articles with the same content.

Becuase I do not have the expertise education or time to understand reemerging....... Perhaps you could fix the template Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender fiction and merge the transgendered literature section together? I'm not computer savvy so I'm not sure........

Somebody already deleted the second list as a duplicate, but I fixed the template. Clarityfiend (talk) 22:47, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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Too many projects[edit]

OK, I'll fix the template when I pick up with AWBing tonight. I can also remove the disambig-project templates, if you like. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:09, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

That would be fine. Thanks. Clarityfiend (talk) 22:45, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
OK. That'll be next on my agenda. May take a few days to get it completed, but I'll do what I can. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:34, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

AFD[edit]

Since you cast your vote while my primary defense was hidden, you may want to comment on that table (or you may have intentionally voted while my argument was hidden in which case you may not).--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:54, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

List of deaths in rock and roll[edit]

I am not necessarily disagreeing with all your changes - but, you need to make clear on the talk page what your criteria are, and see whether other editors agree with you. The introduction to the article - which you have not sought to change - gives no indication that it excludes deaths due to old age. That is a criterion that needs to be explained and agreed if it is to be adopted. In my view, Gene Pitney, who died unexpectedly following a concert, should certainly be included - at 66, he did not die of "old age". As you may have picked up from the talk page, there is another editor who has his own, different, criteria as to who should be included. We need to try to agree these criteria. As I say, I may agree with you on some of them, at least. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:06, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Responded in talk page of article. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:22, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm trying to coordinate discussion on criteria for inclusion, on the article talk page. You may like to contribute. Thanks. Ghmyrtle (talk) 12:13, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you, minimalist, for quality articles on films, such as Casablanca, and on people and their achievements, such as Ulrich Steinhilper, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Two years ago, you were the 522nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:39, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks (again). Clarityfiend (talk) 07:45, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

C. M. Guerrero[edit]

Hello, You have started AfD on C. M. Guerrero which is good. This journalist is somehow notable but haven't got number of awards/prizes and his publications don't have acquired any good coverage in indepedent sources. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 12:51, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Von Richthofen and Brown[edit]

See the work done on this clunker. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 22:15, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks in advance Ireneshih (talk) 04:19, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Required? Clarityfiend (talk) 06:09, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

The Marines Fly High[edit]

Darn that TCM! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 05:08, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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Desperate Journey[edit]

Check this out- it seems to have a massive copy-viol involved (and from a "master Editor" no less??!) FWiW Bzuk (talk) 22:15, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

FYI re BLPPRIMARY[edit]

I look forward to reading your comments at Wikipedia_talk:Biographies_of_living_persons#.22Assertions.22_in_BLPPRIMARY_.E2.80.93_proposed_modification. Thanks. – S. Rich (talk) 23:59, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

William Tomicki possible deletion[edit]

Dear Clarityfiend:

Thank you for your interest in my Wikipedia page.

My wish to delete my page was simply frustration talking and not at all what I wish. I would just like an accurate article about me posted without the controversy or criticism.

And I would be happy to provide more facts, backup or information to clarify any issue. I, too, seek an honest and properly researched page full of transparency and scrupulously honest.

Sincerely, William Tomicki

[redacted email] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.99.125.71 (talk) 21:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of my page[edit]

What the fuck?

Why was my page deleted? I believe this was done maliciously. I'm pretty certain I know who generated this deletion.

I've been a TV writer for 33 years. I had my own series, a number of pilots shot, wrote on a dozen shows and did many tv movies. One of them won a Christopher Award and another was nominated for the Humanitas, a prestigious award. And I can go on.

If there is a specific credit or award issue, contact me here.

There are plenty of other TV writes with far fewer credits and awards than me on wikipedia.

I want my page restored.

William Schmidt (TV writer)

You can see the discussion here. The gist of it is that you haven't received significant media attention (failing WP:GNG) and your awards are shared. The fact that less-qualified writers may have articles just means they haven't been detected yet. Clarityfiend (talk) 00:40, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
If you want to nominate others for Wiki-oblivion, let me know who they are and I'll have a look. Clarityfiend (talk) 02:09, 22 July 2014 (UTC)