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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Cwmxii, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! strdst_grl (call me Stardust) 14:06, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

8 out of 10 cats mystery episode?[edit]

Hello CWMXII,

Thank you for your edit. There seems to be a disagreement about what episode This Friday's episode is. While it is true that Radiotimes, the Online TV Guide has this episode being 1 of 5, The official site has this episode listed as Episode 4. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/8-out-of-10-cats/episode-guide/series-10/episode-4 and Sroaudiences, has tape dates for 6 episodes. There is a mysterious episode taping coming up. It could be a Christmas special. However, 8 out of 10 cats has never taped Christmas specials.

What I am saying is that perhaps there are 6 episodes this series, and something is wrong. Although Radiotimes is a valid source and all that, The official website is a more concrete source as it is the show's website. I suggest we leave the changes as they are ow and put this on the discussion page to see what people think about it. I have no idea what's going on, but if the official website says this week's episode is Episode 4 we should leave it like that for now. 65.94.244.245 (talk) 05:17, 15 September 2010 (UTC)samusek2

Sorry if I sounded a bit rude, but I find this whole situation a bit weird. Why was this week's episode mentioned differentlyin different places. I wish I could e-mail Jason Manford or Jimmy Carr to understand what is going on. 1st Christmas special perhaps? I guess we will find out eventually. I just didn't want to sound a bit pushy but only wanted to compromise Thanks!65.94.244.245 (talk) 12:27, 15 September 2010 (UTC) samusek2

"Unscheduled episodes" at List of Never Mind the Buzzcocks episodes[edit]

The episodes have references and are supported. There is no reason to remove them just because the airdate has not been announced.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 23:38, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

Please stop edit warring on the Opinionated page. It's a non-issue frankly, but you will simply end up being blocked if you carry on the way you have been. There's no rule or even guideline that says what a 'star' is, and it's frankly utter nonsense to call Skinner a 'star' when the others spend the exact same amount of time on screen and do an equal amount of talking. It's also a nonsense to make a distinction between 'regulars' and non-regulars for a show which has such a short run, and when most guests are clearly being invited back for more than one episode. And because of that, no, the infobox is not going to get too long at all. It's there for quick information, and a list of guests is exactly that. If people want more info, that's why I created an article section dedicated to guests. But the article does not replace the infobox, and vice-versa. If you feel so strongly about this, I suggest you go looking for a third opinion, although please request they give it to your or my talk page. I really cannot stand the though of the first discussion opened on the article's talk page being about something this lame. I promise I will abide with whatever they say. MickMacNee (talk) 02:10, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Graham Norton Season 10 Source link[edit]

Hi CWMII

How are you? I just did some investigating, and I found out something interesting. I remember seeing the confirmation from The News of The World last week about Graham Norton's Season 10 start date. However, I didn't get to post until this week due to time constraints. Anyways, I checked your claim that the link that I posted led to the NOTW front page. That ended up being true, but what I did to post that link to the Wikipedia page was I went through Google News search, like I usually do to find out Graham Norton News.

I ended up finding a direct working link to the actual article under the thread "Is it the Ender?" that has a news bit about Graham Norton saying that it will be hard to find guests when the show comes back in October as Wossy's show premieres in September. http://www.google.ca/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=583&q=jonathan+ross+graham+Norton&btnG=Google+Search#q=jonathan+ross+graham+Norton&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=MsH&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&biw=1024&bih=583&prmd=ivnso&source=lnms&tbm=nws&ei=75KgTdmTFtSP0QGU9fSFBQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=4&ved=0CAwQ_AUoAw&fp=a7f2768dc99b6d8f

It is weird that I can get to the sourcelink through Google, but if I post it on Wikipedia, it doesn't sync up. I do not know what to do about this, whether we should not source it on Wikipedia or if there is someway to properly handle all this. I just thought I'd explain myself and keep you in the loop. Great work BTW! Thanks!65.94.65.173 (talk) 17:14, 9 April 2011 (UTC) samusek2

Hi, just checked it again, just to be certain and I clicked on the link I posted yesterday and it worked and the article showed up. It didn't work a couple of hours ago. However, if you search Google news as I linked above, the article can be accessed. However, as of now, it can be accessed through Wikipedia, so I reverted the edit. 65.94.65.173 (talk) 17:22, 9 April 2011 (UTC)samusek2

WILTY Guest Appearances[edit]

Hey Cwmxii, I notice that you recently edited my contribution to the Would I Lie to You page regarding their guest appearances stating that the show hasn't been running long enough. I was just curious as to exactly how long the show has to run, before we can include that. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ibrflvs (talkcontribs) 14:36, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

QI Guest Appearances[edit]

Cwmxii, Lemme just congratulate you on your hard work on this page, WILTY, and other British panel shows' Wikipedia pages. My only concern is in the Guest Appearances section. I know that the "One Appearances" are getting long, but I think that the public are still interested in everybody who has appeared on the show being listed, not just the ones who have appeared twice or more. But, I leave the judgment to you, if you believe that way is best, then leave it like that, but I personally think that all the guest appearances should be listed. Thanks anyway! ibrflvs — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ibrflvs (talkcontribs) 14:28, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Strictly come dancing[edit]

I have undone your recent edit which removed references from the page. Yes the majority are from main site but you also removed two independent ones showing the couples who have left. Without these the articles is barely sourced and is full of original research. I have started a discussion on the talk page as why remove them. There is no harm in them being there to source the article. Edinburgh Wanderer 08:44, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Some tips to help you out![edit]

Hi Cwmxii, I thought I'd drop a few notes on your talk page with some help on writing articles :o)

First of all, it may be best for you to do a bit of reading, starting with the Wikipedia manual of style, which will give you a lot of information about how Wikipedia prefers its articles to be written. It's not as hard to follow as it might look; quite a bit of the information there probably won't be vital for you at first.

Second, I recommend you make a user sandbox - which is just an area you can use to practise in, and to make notes in, and to get things ready in. If you click this red link: user:Cwmxii/Sandbox, that will let you create that page (it gives you an edit window to start work in). Anything, anywhere, on the help and information pages which gives you an example, try it out in your sandbox until you're familiar with it.

For your article, the next thing you want to do is start collecting as much information as you can about it. Google searches (particularly in Books and Scholar) will be your best friend for this! Once you've found the information, the next most important thing is to start writing up each fact in your own words (very important, this), and make a note at the same time of exactly where that information came from. Build in the references as you go along; I'm going to copy in, down below this, a whole heap of help on doing references, which was produced by one of our best teachers (Chzz).

Here's another place that you'll find incredibly useful - citation templates which you can copy and paste into your sandbox, between <ref></ref> tags; you just fill in the blanks from your sources into the template, and you'll end up with nicely formatted inline citations :o) It all helps. Remember to add a references section to your sandbox (make a new line, and put ==References== on it, and type {{reflist}} on the next line, so that you can see how your citations look as you do them. Remember to save your page often! You don't want to lose your work.

Hopefully this will give you a good start and make life easier for you.

One last thing to keep as a motto: "It's better to write one good, well-referenced, nicely-presented article than it is to create fifty unreferenced one-line stubs!" Pesky (talkstalk!) 08:48, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

How references work[edit]

Simple references[edit]

These require two parts;

a)
Chzz is 98 years old.<ref> "The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. </ref>

He likes tea. <ref> [http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com Tea website] </ref>
b) A section called "References" with the special code "{{reflist}}";
== References ==
{{reflist}}

(an existing article is likely to already have one of these sections)

To see the result of that, please look at user:chzz/demo/simpleref. Edit it, and check the code; perhaps make a test page of your own, such as user:Cwmxii/reftest and try it out.

Named references[edit]

Chzz was born in 1837. <ref name=MyBook>
"The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. 
</ref> 

Chzz lives in Footown.<ref name=MyBook/>

Note that the second usage has a / (and no closing ref tag). This needs a reference section as above; please see user:chzz/demo/namedref to see the result.

Citation templates[edit]

You can put anything you like between <ref> and </ref>, but using citation templates makes for a neat, consistent look;

Chzz has 37 Olympic medals. <ref> {{Citation
 | last = Smith
 | first = John
 | title = Olympic medal winners of the 20th century
 | publication-date = 2001
 | publisher = [[Cambridge University Press]]
 | page = 125
 | isbn = 0-521-37169-4
}}
</ref>

Please see user:chzz/demo/citeref to see the result.

For more help and tips on that subject, see user:chzz/help/refs.

Something to make your life easier![edit]

Hi there Cwmxii! I've just come across one of your articles, and noticed that you had to create titles for your url links manually, or were using bare urls as references.

You might want to consider using this tool - it makes your life a whole heap easier, by filling in complete citation templates for your links. All you do is install the script on Special:MyPage/common.js, or or Special:MyPage/vector.js, then paste the bare url (without [...] brackets) between your <ref></ref> tabs, and you'll find a clickable link called Reflinks in your toolbox section of the page (probably in the left hand column). Then click that tool. It does all the rest of the work (provided that you remember to save the page! It doesn't work for everything (particularly often not for pdf documents), but for pretty much anything ending in "htm" or "html" (and with a title) it will do really, really well. Happy editing! Pesky (talkstalk!) 08:48, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

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List of Never Mind The Buzzcocks episodes Series 22[edit]

Hi CWMXII I had a question to ask you about this page. As you can see user Ryulong has decided to add another column to Series 22 with the Guest captains instead of leaving them in bold like it has been for a few years. He is also the guy that you are in an edit war on this page with when talking about putting a space before the references which he has reverted now as well. I have tried talking with him but he does not seem to want to talk. Can you give me some guidance? I know that there is a column in the newer series for Guest hosts, but what do you make of Ryulong's edits? This is a bit aggravating. Thanks in advance! 174.89.240.181 (talk) 21:32, 10 April 2012 (UTC)samusek2

Don't add spaces before reference tags.—Ryulong (竜龙) 03:02, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Why should we have so much excessive text to say "These are the guest captains in this column" when we can just have a column entirely for the guest captains? It does not take up any more space than the rest of the information, doesn't look "horrible" and provides the information more clearly than bolding the guest captains' names.—Ryulong (竜龙) 00:17, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Please stop removing the column for guest captains. We include a column for guest hosts so why should guest captains be any different?—Ryulong (竜龙) 04:02, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

The guest captain column takes up no more space than a guest host column does, so I do not see the reason we have to remove it and simply bold their name, just because there just happened to be a guest host again later on. Please respond to me here.—Ryulong (竜龙) 19:18, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Respond to messages here. Stop communicating via edit summaries.—Ryulong (竜龙) 21:25, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

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Never Mind the buzzcocks!![edit]

Hi,

I'm sorry if I seemed rude with my edits about the Morgan walk outs. It is only because I am confused about the notes section. I added the note last week seeing it was notable and also, as the Preston incident was noted on the Episodes page. Then you deleted saying it was already on the main page notes, I asked you what the difference was, why while the Morgan walk out was allowed, the Preston one could stay, even if both were mentioned on the main page as well. You deleted again and said that it wasn't suitable , but didn't answer my question. ( I hate it when people don't fully answer my questions on wikipedia when I am truly confused). So Since you said that Morgan's walk off was not notable for a list of episodes, and since there is a section on the main page all about walk-offs, then all walk offs would follow the same fate so I deleted it the Preston bit Honestly, I am puzzled as to what constitutes a valid note on that page.

Then user Ryulong reverted the edit (and kind of explained it in the process) and added a mean comment at the end, which seems to be his forte. I just wanted to let you know that I was not being vindictive at all. I was just confused. I'm pretty calm with my other edits on other programs like Graham Norton and when people change one of my edits, they don't always add in a little barb at the end of each edit, like Ryulong does. I just simply added the new week's listings with the 4 guests attributed to said Digiguide listing and then he changes it around before the episode airs (I believe he is american) and adds a pointed remark. It's a bit frustrating to me as I do mean well.

I'm talking to you as a fellow editor to try and vent my frustrations with Wikipedia. At the moment it's only the Buzzcocks episode page where I'm having problems. I do appreciate your input, but would kind of like an explanation on the notes and Walk-off sections of the page. I hope it's ok for me to write this. Thanks in advance!

184.160.203.195 (talk) 20:34, 16 November 2013 (UTC)samusek2

The Preston walk off resulted in a change in the people on stage permanently for the remainder of the show. That is why it should be mentioned Lemmy's and Morgan's were either not filmed or at the end of the program which didn't result in anything. Your removal of Preston's bit was a violation of WP:POINT because Cwmxii kept removing your note for Morgan, which is against the rules.—Ryulong (琉竜) 22:27, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

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Because you don't appear to have received any thanks...[edit]

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For turning the list of writers from an unusable nightmare to something clear and efficient. Keep up the good work! Gran2 08:48, 19 April 2014 (UTC)