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Welcome[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your kick-ass copy editing on Imaginos and for bravely enduring being jerked around by my poor syntax, you truly deserve such a honor! Lewismaster (talk) 08:25, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

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For your excellent copy edit of KMFDM, and your great commentary at its peer review, I present you with the industrial music barnstar. Thanks! Torchiest talkedits 02:18, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks A lot![edit]

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I award you this Copy Editor's Barnstar for insisting on clear, comprehensible, and grammatically correct articles. {{{1}}}


Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps[edit]

Thanks for taking a stab at identifying the editorial needs for this article. Unfortunately, your WP:POV tag was reverted as a "drive-by tag." I really don't know how to deal with editing the article without getting into an edit war with User:GWFrog, as he reverts all edits on the dozens of drum and bugle corps articles he's worked on. Any suggestions? Mesconsing (talk) 22:31, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi Dementia13. I've declined the GOCE request now. Thanks for the catch. @Mesconsing, is it time for Dispute Resolution? --Stfg (talk) 17:57, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

RE Amor Prohibido[edit]

I would to thank you for copyediting the article. I have replied on the talk page to your comments. Best, Jonatalk to me 02:45, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your help in getting Episode 2 (Twin Peaks) to Featured status; I doubt the process would have been as smooth or successful without your prose polishes. :) GRAPPLE X 11:37, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks and congratulations. That, to my knowledge, is the first article I've helped bring to that level. I'm glad to have that as my first, because David Lynch is my favorite director. I like the work you've done on that article, and I'm glad that it's been recognized. Dementia13 (talk) 00:06, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Copy editing favor[edit]

Hey, do you think you could do a copy edit of History of Western role-playing video games? I'd do it myself, but it's in the middle of WP:FAC and I've already done some technical fixes and cast a partial support for it, so I'd like to avoid getting too involved so there's no impropriety. I'd recommended getting a copy edit during it's WP:GAN last month, and a couple people have recommended it in the current discussion. If you're not able, I totally understand. Thanks. Torchiest talkedits 15:35, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

OK. Sounds like an interesting subject, too. Dementia13 (talk) 16:56, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Great! And yes, it is; I really enjoyed reviewing it. Torchiest talkedits 17:07, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
I put it on the GOCE requests page to make sure you get proper credit for it. Torchiest talkedits 17:45, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Dementia13 (talk) 17:55, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 drive barnstars![edit]

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For racking up more than 40,000 words in the July 2012 drive, I present you with the official GOCE Award. Very fine work! —Torchiest talkedits 02:35, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—6th place, Total Words
For copy editing 60,269 credited words in the July 2012 drive, here is the GOCE Silver Star Award. Well played! —Torchiest talkedits 02:35, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—4th place, 5k+ Articles
And for copy editing two 5k articles in the July 2012 drive, have a second GOCE Silver Star Award. Nice job! —Torchiest talkedits 02:35, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

MIDI (reply)[edit]

Re your msg of 18 August: be glad to help with a MIDI WikiProject. It has been quite a while since I glanced through many articles, but as I recall most were created piecemeal BC (before CITATIONS) and were helpful but not well integrated. I'm familiar with the electronics and specs (programmed some translation tables once) and still have a couple of reference books somewhere. Twang (talk) 03:11, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

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Talkback[edit]

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ChrisGualtieri (talk) 00:30, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Again btw. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 15:13, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Again. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 14:22, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Third Transjordan attack[edit]

Thank you very much for your very thorough copyedit of this article. Your time and interest are greatly appreciated. In particular I appreciate the additional advice on the talk page, all of which I will try to apply in the future. Thanks once again, --Rskp (talk) 01:49, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome, and again, good work. Dementia13 (talk) 01:53, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

List of Game & Watch games[edit]

I pulled the ce tag out of the article before noticing that you were working the article. Removing that tag should help prevent anyone else from making that same mistake, so I left it out. Sorry if it caused any confusion. --Nouniquenames 23:09, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi Dementia13. After all the work you've done on it, I'd like to give you credit for it in the drive. Do you plan to complete it? Cheers, --Stfg (talk) 15:33, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi, yes, I'm working on it now. Dementia13 (talk) 16:49, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. It's included in the barnstars below. You don't need to go back to the drive page to mark it completed, as I've done that. Best, --Stfg (talk) 15:14, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

GOCE September 2012 drive barnstars[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Dementia13 for copy editing 12 articles to a cumulative total of 84,358 words during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thank you for your outstanding contribution. --Stfg (talk) 14:38, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Dementia13 for copy editing Third Transjordan attack (10,314 words) during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 14:38, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of words edited – 4th Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Dementia13 for copy editing articles to a total of 45,243 words during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 14:38, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of 5k articles edited – Equal 4th Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Dementia13 for copy editing 3 articles of 5000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 14:38, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to Dementia13 for copy editing Third Transjordan attack (10,314 words) during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive. Thank you for taking on this major task. --Stfg (talk) 14:38, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Another barnstar for you[edit]

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Awarded to Dementia13 for wading through the mass of long, wishy washy sentences as well as negotiating your way through the edit war at Third Transjordan attack to uncover a coherent article. Best wishes Rskp (talk) 05:01, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Dementia13 (talk) 22:03, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

GOCE November 2012 backlog drive awards[edit]

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Thanks for your hard work during the WP:GOCE November 2012 backlog elimination drive! For contributions totaling in excess of 12,000 words, I hereby present you with this Cleanup Barnstar. We look forward to your continuing efforts in the future. —Torchiest talkedits 16:49, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award: 5k Articles (5th Place)
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Dementia13 for copy editing one article of 5000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 GOCE drive. Thanks for your hard work, and we'll see you soon! —Torchiest talkedits 16:49, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

GOCE January barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Dementia13 for copy editing articles totalling over 12,000 words in the GOCE January copy edit drive. Thank you very much for participating! Dianna (talk) 22:03, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Re: American football[edit]

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Happy Easter!!![edit]

Happy Easter!

So a print encyclopedia, a strawberry shortcake, and a sycamore walk into a bar - wait, have you heard this one? (talk) 22:37, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

GOCE March drive barnstar![edit]

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For your working cleaning up 12,000 words during the Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive, please accept this token of appreciation from the Guild. We hope you'll be back in May to help again. —Torchiest talkedits 01:04, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Nice work on the page for List of progressive rock bands

Sulfurboy (talk) 10:16, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Vital Articles/Expanded: include or delete Godzilla from the list of 50 all-time greatest movies?[edit]

Dementia, I have responded to your comment in the talk page discussion about the 1954 movie Godzilla, and I would ask you to reconsider your position. If you believe that the consequences of nuclear war and nuclear proliferation are not given sufficient attention on the overall VA/E list of topics, I would suggest that you address that by proposing the addition of other directly related topics to the VA/E list. Using Godzilla as some sort of "proxy" for addressing this issue avoids the more important question of what topics directly related to nuclear war and nuclear proliferation should be included. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 14:28, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Progressive rock[edit]

Hi Dementia 13,

As you have noticed, I have updated the Progressive rock article 22 times over the past few days and the List of progressive rock bands article 21 times.

As you also would have noticed, 42 of these 43 updates were "legitimate" updates. Therefore, you must be scratching your head as to why an established Wikipedia editor such as myself (who is willing to spend so much time and energy in cleaning up two articles) would also be willing to "vandalise" an article.

This is the "vandalism" edit I am referring to: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_progressive_rock_bands&diff=prev&oldid=556673891

This "vandalism" was a complete accident. Let me explain...

I was editing articles (mostly on Progressive rock) between 20:17 (May 23rd) and 01:50 (May 24th). I had also been reading the List of progressive rock bands article, which I planned to edit during my "next stint" on Wikipedia.

That "next stint" in question (02:09-03:56 on May 25), I edited articles mostly on List of progressive rock bands. I noticed that 20 edits had been made to that particular article since I last visited it so I selected the revision of 16:47 on May 23 so it read exactly as it read when I had previously visited the page.

However, having been reading the page for quite a while, I completely forgot it was an older revision. See revision in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_progressive_rock_bands&oldid=556452435

All I intended to do for this particular edit was to change "Amon Duul II" so it read "Amon Düül II". Having realised my error, I am completely mortified and can only apologise for deleting what appears to be 4-5 hours worth of edits.

Having explained the circumstances surrounding my edit, it is hopefully clear to you that my edit was made in good faith.

I would therefore like to ask you if you wouldn't mind amending the comments you made on my talk page to reflect this and ultimately remove the warning.

I take the comments on board regarding future tweaks on the Progressive rock article and I won't be making any alterations to the article in the near future.

All the best,

Standingfish (talk) 05:59, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

WP:GOCE May backlog drive award[edit]

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Thanks for your hard work during the Guild of Copy Editors May 2013 backlog elimination drive. For copy editing more than 8000 words during the drive, you've earned this award. Congratulations! We hope to see you again in July. —Torchiest talkedits 00:36, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

GOCE May Copy Edit of the Month Gold![edit]

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Thanks for your submission to the May 2013 Copy Edit of the Month contest, and congratulations! For your work on progressive rock, you've earned the Gold. Great job! —Torchiest talkedits 00:39, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Neo-Prog & Twelfth Night[edit]

OK, not sure if this is the correct medium to put the case.

My main angle is being an "eye witness" in the early 80's and seeing a lot of those bands on a regular basis. Twelfth Night were one of the more innovative of the neo-progs (as they now seem to be termed) with more of a harsh edge (reflecting the realities of a country in decline and influence of harsher punk & NWOBHM music) and with some very experimental segments, along with rockier parts, and not just reproducing that early Genesis sound that most of the others seemed to aspire to. Other bands were on the scene, but Solstice were not around much and I'm afraid I'd not heard of Saga until reading this article.

It is difficult to find supporting evidence, as the music papers of the time don't seem to be online and I won't be trying to find physical copies!

A few fleeting references I've found online:

Rocking the Classics: Edward Macan References to the Marquee Club playing a seminal role for prog, and whilst referencing a number of the bands, it states "Twelfth Night was something of an unofficial house band in the 80s"


Not sure if you are willing to accept other websites as valid sources:

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=339

"The "MANN-era" music will live on in prog as being something particularly special, as it goes several steps further than even FISH-era MARILLION, with whom the band are often (mistakenly) compared"

http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/twelfth-night-live-and-let-live/ "Back in the early 1980s, The Reading-based band Twelfth Night were one of the leading lights of the so-called “Neo-prog” movement: the second wave of prog-rock bands who combined the complexity and ambition of progressive rock with the DIY ethos of punk."

By the way, the Marillion music clip attached to this article is not a good representation of the style. Marillion became a lot more mainstream after the departure of Fish, so to provide a useful reference, you really need something from the Fish era.....

Prog and A82[edit]

Hi. Sorry about procrastinating over the GA review for Progressive Rock, it's those samples I just want to check. I will aim to get it all closed down tomorrow, hopefully. In the meantime, if you're waiting for me to sign it off, I don't suppose you could cast your eye over A82 road? I started off work yesterday evening to see if there was a GA lurking in it, and I'm now seriously contemplating sending it straight to FAC - I'm pretty sure the comprehensiveness and sources all past muster and there are a bucketload of free images. Before I do, I'd like a good couple of copyeditors to go over it. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 18:19, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Had a quick look, I'm brain dead. I'll do more later. The sentence about "memorable driving experiences" was troublesome: See if you like what I did. Dementia13 (talk) 02:30, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Progressive rock[edit]

The article Progressive rock you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Progressive rock for comments about the article. Well done! In particular, during my brief time on the article, I've also been impressed at your diligence at keeping the article focused and on topic, and not degenerating into a "here's a list of everyone's favourite bands" article (as Mellotron still is), so well done for that. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 08:59, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Superb work. congrats!!♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 07:43, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, all! Dementia13 (talk) 18:50, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

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A82 road[edit]

The FA review is up at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/A82 road/archive1. I expect some comments about your copyedits will fall out of this, so it might be worth taking a look at some point. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:28, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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