User talk:Dazedbythebell

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Avatar Meher Baba, 1922

Help request[edit]

Hello, I need help. There are two articles about the same person. Baba Tajuddin of Nagpur is the same person as Baba Tajuddin. What is the right way to proceed to correct this? Thank you. Dazedbythebell (talk) 21:55, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

I'll leave the "helpme" for someone to give more detailed advice, but start by reading WP:Merging. JohnCD (talk) 22:08, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. Dazedbythebell (talk) 23:20, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
I've removed the {{help}}, as it looks like you've got things under control. DoriTalkContribs 01:05, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Dori. Yes, it appears under control. Dazedbythebell (talk) 16:48, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

The Miracle[edit]

Thank you for your relentless paring-down of The Miracle (1912 film), it's looking much better already. I still have to fix a few refs etc. > MinorProphet (talk) 00:44, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I think it's turning into a very good article. You have done an excellent job. Dazedbythebell (talk) 10:57, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Sprituality[edit]

Hi Dazedbythebell. If I understand it correctly, hatnotes should only be placed at the top of an article? I didn't know; I've so often seen hatnotes at the top of a paragraph. I guess a proper way of using "important" links is by using them in the paragraphs themselves? Greetings, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 21:30, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

I like your recent changes to Spirituality, and wish you would do more. Hat-notes over sub-sections are meant to lead to "Main Articles" by the same heading, not "See Also" which is subjective and leading. Dazedbythebell (talk) 22:10, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
There are actually two types of section hatnotes, template:main and template:see also. What you're describing is the former, but there is nothing inherently wrong with a "see also" hatnote as long as the appropriate template is used. - SudoGhost 22:17, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
In this case it does appear like like some of the "see also" templates appear too soon, just under the subheaders. I am not sure I understand how Dazedbythebell means "leading" but if he means "suggestive", I find they are so, being positioned in a place before the content of the section is read. Hoverfish Talk 00:09, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Hey, what a lot of responses! Very happy to see so, after the turmoil of the last days. I'll work through the article again the coming days or weeks, trying to integrate the links into the main body of text or the "See also"-section. Greetings to all of you, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:50, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Good to see you here, Hoverfish. As I said, Joshua, I like your recent changes and think you are doing a good job. Perhaps this discussion should be moved to the Spirituality discussion page. There are a couple of things I have in mind. By leading, I meant pointing the reader to articles that might be considered subjectively (to the point of view of the editor) vitally related, as opposed to objectively so. For instance another editor might find that particular 'See also' as not exactly the same thing in all contexts, or too exact to a particular point of view. So I mean subjective or bearing an opinion. One thing I think the article suffers from is that it can come off as anti-religious, to to bypass religion too quickly or dismissively, as if the religious use of the term is no longer in current use. This would not be so. Encarta defines spiritual as

  • spir·i·tu·al adj
  • 1. relating to the soul or spirit, usually in contrast to material things
  • 2. relating to religious or sacred things rather than worldly things
  • 3. connected by an affinity of the mind, spirit, or temperament
  • 4. showing great refinement and concern with the higher things in life

The Free Dictionary defines spiritual as:

  • 1. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material. See Synonyms at immaterial.
  • 2. Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul.
  • 3. Of, from, or relating to God; deific.
  • 4. Of or belonging to a church or religion; sacred.
  • 5. Relating to or having the nature of spirits or a spirit; supernatural

These are not outmoded or outdated uses, but current. The article would lead one to think these are not current usage. Certainly the mystical experiences of, for instance, Teresa of Avila are considered by the Church to be 'spiritual experiences.' I simply would love to see the article have as little bias one way or the other. Dazedbythebell (talk) 14:58, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

I definitely think all the 'See Also's can be incorporated better, as you suggested, and that they all are valuable in the bottom See Also list. Dazedbythebell (talk) 15:09, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Copied to Talk:Spirituality#Hatnotes Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 16:39, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for monitoring! Face-smile.svg By the way, I just notice that I forgot an "i" in the header. Makes it soemthing like "Spritzuality" - check "Herman Brood" as well. Which would be a nice name for a Wiki-policy against the annexation of religion-topics. See also diff. Greetings, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 04:19, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you Joshua, for bringing my attention to this agenda: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hinduism&diff=531288543&oldid=530922964 Dazedbythebell (talk) 12:31, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Tireless[edit]

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I hereby decorate you with this Tireless Contributor Barnstar for all the work you have done, and keep doing, to Meher Baba and all the articles of the related category. Talk 23:47, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you Hoverfish for this very appreciated Barnstar. Dazedbythebell (talk) 12:15, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

If I guessed your intentions right, you should place <br clear="all" /> after all the existing userboxes, and underneath it copy this barnstar. You can also place <br clear="all" /> before the three userboxes to have them all in a line clear of the other images and tempaltes. Hoverfish Talk 15:27, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you again. (: Dazedbythebell (talk) 21:17, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Photo help[edit]

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Can an administrator or someone knowledgeable help me to put File:Mani irani.jpg on Commons? It has ORTS permission. Dazedbythebell (talk) 11:55, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Please read here and reply. Gryllida (talk) 12:08, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Gryllida. I will do it manually. I see now how to do it. Thank you. Dazedbythebell (talk) 12:12, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Copyright violation question[edit]

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I deleted a long section from the Wikipedia article Happy Birthday (Pete Townshend album), and explained the change in the Discussion page. However, it was a very gross violation of copyright. Thus as I understand Wikipedia policy it ought to also be cleared from the article history. See Discussion Page there. However, I do not know how to do this procedure. So I am asking for an admin who can do this, or knows what ought to be done. Thank you. Dazedbythebell (talk) 22:31, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for removing the copyright violation! Nothing else needs to be done since removing it from the article history would also remove the attribution for non-infringing edits that happened in between. Huon (talk) 23:43, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Huon. Dazedbythebell (talk) 04:44, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

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Deletion confusion[edit]

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Dear someone. I tried to propose an article for deletion on August 12. The article is here: Carol Weyland Conner. However, I think I did something wrong. For it shows up in no AfD list anywhere I can find. Can you check and see I did everything right? I myself created it, but it was an old name (Sharnak) I no longer use or remember the login for. Thanks. Dazedbythebell (talk) 17:14, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

You have proposed deletion, which is a different from Articles for Deletion. --Mdann52talk to me! 17:24, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Mdann52. Dazedbythebell (talk) 17:04, 15 August 2014 (UTC)