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Smile![edit]

A Barnstar!
A smile for you

You’ve just received a random act of kindness! 66.87.2.119 (talk) 16:18, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Your minor clean up broke a date[edit]

Hi, see this edit: |accessdate=2007-11-18 was a valid parameter (date in YYYY-MM-DD format, in accordance with MOS:DATEUNIFY), but you broke it by inserting a space: |accessdate=2007-11-1 8 --Redrose64 (talk) 13:22, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry—I meant to insert the space after the eight.—DocWatson42 (talk) 13:33, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Please cleanup your cleanup message[edit]

re WAMC refers to external links but not in external links section.1archie99 (talk) 11:55, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

That was deliberate. There are several external links in the WAMC article's Technical data section, the presence of which violate Wikipedia:External links, and which need to be "convert[ed]… into footnote references."DocWatson42 (talk) 12:19, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Ainu Task Force[edit]

Greetings, saw your edits at Hokkaido Utari Association and thought you might like to know that we just founded the Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Ainu task force. Hope to see you on the Members list! MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:33, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for thinking of me. ^_^—DocWatson42 (talk) 04:37, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Help Survey[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png This is for adding the section parameter on template:external links! A very beneficial addition to the template. ThemFromSpace 21:54, 9 July 2012 (UTC)


Thank you. *^_^* —DocWatson42 (talk) 02:48, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Re: Stars and planetary systems in fiction[edit]

Doc Watson,

Thank you for you attention to this article. Closing the spaces around em-dashes is to my mind a matter of taste, but I have no strong objection to your doing so. However, care must be taken in this process. In the case of the wikilink below (shown first without double brackets):

Pierson's Puppeteers#Homeworld — The Fleet of Worlds|Puppeteers' secret home system
Try the link: Puppeteers' secret home system

you changed the secondary link in front of the pipe to:

Pierson's Puppeteers#Homeworld—The Fleet of Worlds|Puppeteers' secret home system
Try the link: Puppeteers' secret home system

This has the effect of breaking the secondary link, so that the link as a whole goes to the primary target (Pierson's Puppeteers) only. I'll go through the other em-dashes in the article to make sure there are no similar cases.

Yours (Eric)

OperaJoeGreen (talk) 06:53, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Oops. I didn't mean to break the link, but deleting spaced em dashes isn't a matter of opinion—it's a matter of the Manual of Style: spaced em dashes have been deprecated for some time.

Do not use spaced em dashes.

  • Another "planet" was detected — but it was later found to be a moon of Saturn.
I've fixed those in the "Pierson's Puppeteers" article, as well as the link in the "Stars and planetary systems in fiction" article.—DocWatson42 (talk) 08:02, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

CBS Records[edit]

There is a discussion in the Talk:CBS Records page which I'm asking you to get involved in. As you may know, the former CBS Records label is now Columbia Records and the former CBS Records company is now Sony Music. Someone wants to add more material about the former CBS Records in the current CBS Records article which is not connected in any way with the old CBS Records. Steelbeard1 (talk) 18:22, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

While I don't disagree with you, I have never edited that article, and have no investment in it, so I am wondering: why me? Additionally, I have no interest in being involved in an edit war.—DocWatson42 (talk) 19:49, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

COI Edit Help on Peter Grauer Article[edit]

Hi, I have some proposed edits on the talk page for the article on Peter Grauer. I have a WP:COI, and I would really appreciate your help. Thanks Namk48 (talk) 13:00, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

WP:MMA Invite[edit]

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Newlines[edit]

Please refrain from gratuitously removing intra-paragraph newlines, as you did at IBM Selectric typewriter. These do not render in the presentation, so removing them has no effect on the displayed pages. However some Wikipedia editors prefer to put a newline between sentences within a paragraph. This de-clutters the edit window and thereby makes editing easier and less error-prone. You may disagree with this opinion (see WP:NEWLINE for an essay describing both positions), and that is fine for text you originate, but it is generally against WP guidelines to change existing article formatting purely as a matter of your personal preference. Jeh (talk) 05:03, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

I had not realized that it was a purposeful editing strategy—I only thought it was something done by new/unskilled editors, possibly back when the editing window was much smaller (early 2000s).—DocWatson42 (talk) 05:11, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, it's definitely a personal style. I also use it in markup languages like LaTeX or HTML (or Runoff in the old days), and for similar reasons. Thanks for the reply. Jeh (talk) 08:14, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

List of NCIS episodes[edit]

Just a head's up, I ended up reverting your minor edit from yesterday to List of NCIS episodes because I found the transcluded table in NCIS (TV series) was not displaying properly as a result of it. Warm Regards, SassyLilNugget (talk) 19:40, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Oops. ^_^; I was just trying to delete the extra carriage return which was being displayed as whitespace. Oh, well.—DocWatson42 (talk) 00:51, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Season's tidings![edit]

Christmas lights - 1.jpg

To you and yours, Have a Merry ______ (fill in the blank) and Happy New Year! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 02:39, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Cleanup of "Jewish holidays"[edit]

First, many thanks for your help at Jewish holidays! Your attention to such detail is laudable!

Second, I will change back at minimum one of your adjustments. I have no problem with your having changed the date formats from

  • Holiday name – Hebrew date

to

  • Holiday name: Hebrew date

However, in the case of Hanukkah, the dates run from 25 Kislev through 2 or 3 Tevet. This is why that date was written "25 Kislev–2 or 3 Tevet," although I think there were unnecessary spaces padding the dash. However, I will restore that dash, which you had changed to "25 Kislev: 2 or 3 Tevet."

The other thing I noticed is that you changed all of the occurrences of "something-in-quotes-followed-by-comma-inside," to "something-in-quotes", comma outside. When I was taught punctuation in school, I was taught to place the comma inside always, and I do so. At the moment, I'm the principal editor of this article, so as long as I'm consistent, I'd appreciate it if you'd allow me to honor my junior high school and high school teachers on this particular point.

Happy new year to you! StevenJ81 (talk) 15:34, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. ^_^ As for the date, I was changing dashes to colons in bunches (in part to eliminate the forbidden spaced em dashes), so I must not have noticed the date was a range (sorry!); though per MOS:ENDASH, ranges which include a space should use a spaced en dash. As for the quotations, I was following MOS:LQ—see especially the second example and its explanation.
Happy holidays!—DocWatson42 (talk) 16:14, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
So I guess I should say "25 Kislev – 2 or 3 Tevet"?
As far as MOS:LQ goes, the way it looked to me, the "consensus" quoted there seems weak at best, highly driven by opinion and bias, and not uniformly practiced anyway. So with all due respect, I'm sticking with "TQ," or "American style," in this article. (FWIW, LQ just absolutely, positively, looks wrong to my eye.) StevenJ81 (talk) 18:39, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Either "25 Kislev – 2 or 3 Tevet" or "25 Kislev to 2 or 3 Tevet".—DocWatson42 (talk) 20:23, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Portlandia[edit]

On the Portlandia, why did you add location parameters that are not the names of cities? According to Template:Cite news, the location parameter is for city names. --Another Believer (Talk) 00:29, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

It's a kludge of the Template:Cite web template, which I use to add the names of the relevant blogs, in addition to the (in this case, already present) titles of the parent newspapers.—DocWatson42 (talk) 00:33, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
I still don't understand. Is the location parameter not solely for the city in which the publisher is located? --Another Believer (Talk) 04:34, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
I am using the field in a manner in which it was not intended, in order to include the names of the blogs 1) after the titles of the newspapers 2) in neither quotation marks nor italics, per the MLA and Chicago style guides.—DocWatson42 (talk) 11:22, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Professional wrestling in the United Kingdom[edit]

Hi

This is now the second occasion in which you have replaced all the spaced EN dashes in the article Professional wrestling in the United Kingdom with unspaced EM dashes, even though, as I am sure you are aware, under MOS:DASH either one is acceptable, it being only spaced EM dashes which are forbidden.

Bearing this in mind, I note that on both occasions you did not provide an explanation of the MOS criteria for making this change, the second time despite having been asked by myself the previous time!

I notice from the rest of your talkpage that you have a good reputation for resolving dash and puncutation issues on Wikipedia. For this reason, I am most loathe to go down the route of the vandalism procedure. However, if you are not prepared to discuss your reasons for this unnecessary modification and continue to make the change, I feel I shall have no recourse but to escalate the issue..

In the hope that such conflict can be avoided, please respond explaining your reasons for replacing the perfectly Wiki-acceptable spaced EN dashes on this article.

Regards

195.92.109.20 (talk) 13:24, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

First, I did not notice that you had reverted my previous edit. I was actually on the page to correct the spelling of "vieing" to "vying" (I've recently adopted it as one of the typos I pursue), and when I went back to make certain that I had caught all instances within Wikipedia, I thought (when I edited the page the second time) that a new instance of misspelling been made, so fixed it, along with the other minor problems on the page.
Anyway, I'm afraid you're mistaken—there were no en dashes on the page prior to my edits, spaced or not. There were only spaced hyphens, which, like spaced em dashes, are not allowed ("Do not use substitutes for em or en dashes, such as the combination of two hyphens (--)."). I thus (both times) changed them to my preference, em dashes. Check for yourself—pull up the page in question, type an en dash (–) into your browser's search box, and try to find one. Then try to find a spaced hyphen (" - "). The only en dashes on the page are in the British wrestling titles navbox, and even that needed to have some hyphens replaced with en dashes before I wrote this.—DocWatson42 (talk) 15:46, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Very well - I have been through the article myself and replaced all the spaced hyphens with spaced EN dashes as copied and pasted directly from your response above. I trust this will resolve the matter to both our satisfaction.
As an aside, while I appreciate you are entitled to your preference for long EM dashes, moving forward, it may be helpful to consider that in cases such as this where spaced hyphens are used, the actual intention was spaced EN dashes. Just a thought... 195.92.109.20 (talk) 18:13, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Actually, I feel that since I was the first editor with a correct punctuation, done in good faith, my preference should stand—though I won't engage in an edit war over it. I find your preemptive imposition of your preference a bit presumptuous, especially since, unlike you put in the comment of you edit of the article in question, we had not finished discussing the matter. Also, while I will keep your second point in mind, spaced hyphens are still against the rules, and I will continue to correct them, since I can't divine whether they are as you describe them, or just spaced hyphens.—DocWatson42 (talk) 20:07, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Hiroden-nishi-hiroshima – Hiroshima Port Route[edit]

A tag has been placed on Hiroden-nishi-hiroshima – Hiroshima Port Route, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect to a nonexistent page.

If you can fix this redirect to point to an existing Wikipedia page, please do so and remove the speedy deletion tag. However, please do not remove the speedy deletion tag unless you also fix the redirect. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. - Camyoung54 talk 19:02, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Oops. -_-;;; I recreated the redirect to point to Hiroden Streetcar Route 3, as I originally intended.—DocWatson42 (talk) 19:30, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

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Foo. Two single quotation marks instead of two square left-hand brackets. Fixed.—DocWatson42 (talk) 08:20, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

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En dash in words[edit]

I'm wondering why you would replace a hyphen with an en dash in a hyphenated word. Just trying to understand. --Musdan77 (talk) 18:51, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

That depends—could you please be more specific? Offhand, I can think of two reasons:
  1. In a compound (e.g. "Academy Award–winning"), which is correct—see MOS:ENDASH.
  2. In a truly hyphenated word (e.g. "no–one"), because I made a mistake. -_-;
DocWatson42 (talk) 23:42, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
I was referring to #1. I did go to MOS:ENDASH, but it says, "In compounds when the connection might otherwise be expressed with to, versus, and, or between." I don't think any of those can be said for award + winning. If I'm missing something please explain. --Musdan77 (talk) 04:03, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
See Dash#Attributive compounds ("Pulitzer Prize–winning novel"). The MOS "3. Instead of a hyphen, when applying a prefix (but not a suffix) to a compound that includes a space" apparently replaced this version some time before November 2011. -_-; (Why, I don't know, as ISTM that suffixes and their kin should, in this case, be treated the same as prefixes, and why Wikipedia should be different from the rest of the world.)—DocWatson42 (talk) 04:39, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

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Another typo fixed. Le sigh.—DocWatson42 (talk) 07:09, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

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Ditto my comment above.—DocWatson42 (talk) 05:46, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

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Geography template below infobox[edit]

Hi there, I'm wondering if there is a reason Template:Regions of New York needs to be directly below the Infobox on the New York City article. It pushes the accompanying images down, leading to both a stackup, and sandwiching below, particularly if a reader has the TOC minimized. Since it was a geography template, I thought it might fit much better under External links, where many Geography navboxes can be found on similar articles. Would that work?-- Patrick, oѺ 18:21, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Please hop on over to user Castncoot's Talk page, as I am already discussing this issue with him/her. Thanks!—DocWatson42 (talk) 07:09, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Big thumbs up for the Navbox, that's what I felt would be best anyways!-- Patrick, oѺ 16:14, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. ^_^—DocWatson42 (talk) 21:55, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Edward Peel[edit]

Hi please could you help improve this article please? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Edward_Peel — Preceding unsigned comment added by Colonialhistorian49 (talkcontribs) 13:15, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Arbitrary sorting of categories[edit]

Please do not sort the categories used in articles alphabetically like you did on MGM Resorts International. There is no consensus to do so and this can move categories that are more important to odd positions in the list. Vegaswikian (talk) 05:58, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

I do so because it makes it easier to determine what categories are and are not already applied to the article. Also, other than a "primary" category ("Category:Article name"), how is it possible to determine what is a "more important" category than something else?—DocWatson42 (talk) 06:04, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

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Your edit to Cafe racer[edit]

Gooday - you changed a hyphen into an "em dash" here. I don't know what an em dash is, and IMO it was originally correct, but now - again IMO - the dash needs a clear space before and after.

I thought I'd run it past you for your approval or otherwise. Thanks, Rocknrollmancer (talk) 18:40, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

See Dash#Em dash and especially Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Dashes. Note that em dashes were already present in the article's Subculture section.—DocWatson42 (talk) 19:17, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I can see the differences (or similarities) now. – Rocknrollmancer (talk) 19:36, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome.—DocWatson42 (talk) 19:58, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

En dashes[edit]

Doc, we have enough trouble with dash phobia without overusing them where a hyphen is appropriate. I reverted a couple of your recent ones. Speak up here if you think there's a justification for any of those per MOS:DASH. Dicklyon (talk) 05:57, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

See #En dash in words above. Contrary to the MOS, it's grammatically correct.—DocWatson42 (talk) 06:11, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Indeed, things changed a little in the big 2011 dash deliberations. Don't do that any more. Dicklyon (talk) 06:12, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
And "Pre-Soviet era" isn't a prefix on "Soviet era"; it's the era pre-Soviet. Dicklyon (talk) 06:13, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Except that the section title about it is "Soviet Era" (sic capitalization), as if one phrase—thus the change.—DocWatson42 (talk) 06:17, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
I fixed the over-capitalization, in case that's what was driving your action there. Dicklyon (talk) 17:28, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
What would your response be if I said:
"The MOS is not a policy, it's a guideline and should be followed when it's best to do so, and not when it is in opposition to the rules of punctuation."
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Qs re markup changes at Shogi[edit]

Why can't references go in one References sec like Malleus does it (e.g. Sunbeam Tiger#References)? I don't see how/why a reader would access the Reference subsecs through the TOC, only thru article links. Doesn't that just add length and clutter unnecessarily to the TOC? Also, why do you prefer ;xxx over '''xxx''', on my screen the latter seems slighly better. Ihardlythinkso (talk) 07:06, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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October 2013[edit]

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Champagne Krug article update[edit]

Hello Doc Watson,

I work with Krug and am currently involved in a project concerning Wikipedia. Few month ago I've proposed on the talk page of Champagne Krug in english an improved version of this article. That was well-validated by one of the contribs of the Champagne Krug article: Agne27

I will like to know if this article is ok for you too? If it's Ok could you please publish the version that Krug suggests.

I will look foward to hearing from you.

Tristan.sbry (talk) 15:31, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Files[edit]

Hey, I have moved most of the files you requested. In future, could you please add the rename tag to the top of the actual file page, instead of the file talk page, as that would make the process a bit quicker? Thanks. Widr (talk) 06:02, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I didn't add the tag to the main pages because I received an error message telling me to place the template on the talk page. E.g., when I place {{rename|lalala.jpg|Just because.}} on File:French-power-socket.jpg, I receive the error:

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With this edit you removed the word "Attribution" from the article Western Allied invasion of Germany. Please see WP:PLAGIARISM for detailed guidance over the clear marking of text from PD sources and more specifically see the section Where to place attribution in that guideline. -- PBS (talk) 08:47, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

My apologies. The "Attribution" heading seemed to be excessive and redundant, since
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Yes that is true, but two points to consider. The first is that without the Attribution then the usual place to put the references would be in the alphabetical position of the author's surname. The attribution prescript makes that positioning look odd (aesthetically displeasing). The second point is that a number of prominent and influential editors disprove of copying PD text into an article (as is done in that one) so as a compromise, worked out a couple of years ago, it was agreed that references to copying should be clearly marked so that it was clear to everyone where the text originated and that it had been copied, (as plagiarism is the surreptitious copying of anthers text then PD text marked as copied can not be plagiarism). -- PBS (talk) 08:38, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

IP editor on breast related articles[edit]

Hi DocWatson42,

I saw your message at 173.161.79.242's talk page. I noticed their edit after they revert my edit on the article of breast augmentation for no reason whatsoever (see diff). Apparently, a lot of their edits concern reverting. I've given them a lvl 2 warning for their unconstructive editing. --Soetermans. T / C 11:02, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

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Done, and the same to you.—DocWatson42 (talk) 07:42, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

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Portal[edit]

[Re: "Your reversion of my edit to 'Man of Steel (film)'"]

That would make sense if there were other links there for regular pages. It doesn't make sense to create an entire section to house a portal, which can easily reside next to the other similar links. It's unnecessary sectioning. It would be the equivalent of creating a "Writing" subsection under the "Production" header for a single sentence on the writing of a film. The guideline also says, "Do not make a section whose sole content is box-type templates."  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:46, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Where does that guideline reside?—DocWatson42 (talk) 02:53, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello?—DocWatson42 (talk) 05:17, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I don't watch your page, so I didn't see your response. Under "Links to sister projects", on the very guideline you cite, it says, "Do not make a section whose sole content is a box-type template". I.E. Portals would not be in "See also" sections when they are the only thing there.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 12:04, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
<shrug> I respond where the message is, not spread across multiple pages, so that the discussion is coherent. (E.g., I'd forgotten that this section was here, and was only following up on my message on your talk page.) As for the rule, I only see it in the External links section, and that there is an exception to it which allows for standalone links. I really don't understand the practical difference between an inline link and standard box link.—DocWatson42 (talk) 12:58, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Portals are really just navigation templates. They take you to overall, similar topics (not 1 specific similar page). Thus, portals belong next to the other nav boxes, and not in the "Similar pages" section.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 10:28, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Not according to the MOS as it stands.—DocWatson42 (talk) 19:40, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Only if you already have a see also section establish with actual relevant links. If it's just a portal, then it doesn't (the MOS says that).  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:13, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Where? The Wikipedia:Manual of Style makes no mention of portals, and the Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Layout only makes one mention of them, to state "Other internal links: {{Portal}} and {{Wikipedia books}} links are usually placed in this section".
In the section that I quoted for you about housing nothing but a box in the "See also" section. If you're just trying to redirect people to a portal, it's hardly a "related link". Just being a "Superhero portal" does not mean that the page itself is similar to the film "Man of Steel". The Superhero portal is just a mini-Wikipedia about superheroes.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 13:20, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Again, I only see that rule in the External links section, and that there is an exception to it which allows for standalone links. Also, a portal is an internal link, not an external one, as to other Wikimedia projects.—DocWatson42 (talk) 18:14, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────It's the same principal rule that you don't create an entire section just to house a navigation box. When you're just dealing a standalone portal, put it with the other boxes. You don't create sections just to house navigation boxes, whether that's external or internal links. If you did, then the layout guideline would not say, "many high-quality and comprehensive articles do not have a "See also" section.", as you can find a portal for just about every article we have.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 03:03, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Another view[edit]

Hi. An admin. once opined that it's fine for a 'See also' to contain just a portal - see here. Personally, I'm inclined to agree with said admin. Trafford09 (talk) 12:22, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! ^_^ I'll bookmark that link.—DocWatson42 (talk) 02:55, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for the note. Weird. I wonder if it's related to the Skype click to call Firefox plugin I have, and it's misbehaving during a copypaste. Still, surprising. Thanks again. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:53, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

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Re: your edit, {{Portal bar}}'s documentation specifically prefers the bottom of the page, so creating a brand new See also section is unnecessary (and a less elegant solution) czar  04:22, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Actually, it's neutral:

Within articles, this template is usually placed at the bottom of the article just above the navboxes or within the See also section.

and while the MOS does not specify exactly, it also does not mention any location other than the "See also" section.—DocWatson42 (talk) 04:30, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
If it's neutral then we'd respect the article's existing state as the consensus of its regular editors czar  16:06, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
But, as above, the MOS inclines to portals in See also sections, not anywhere else.—DocWatson42 (talk) 05:09, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
At WP:MED we generally place in the EL section. Also please revert spam when you see it such as these edits [1] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 14:52, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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I was looking at the latest edit to Edmund Wilson in which an editor made the text of the quote (of the form-postcard that Wilson would often send out) italicized. When I looked at it in the article, it looked a little strange to me, italics inside a pair of large blue quotation marks. I'm not well-versed in this type of formatting, so I decided to look at the WP:MoS for quotes, at WP:Blockquote, and I read that those large blue quotation marks are for what is called "pullquotes" (and there is a link to that template from the blockquotes section). At the page for the template on pullquotes, it says that pullquotes are for material that is already in the text of the article. I may have missed it, but I didn't see the text of the form-postcard in the text of the article. If it isn't there, then regular blockquote format should be used. And I don't think italics are used for the text of a blockquote, either. Do you want to look into this and make any necessary changes? CorinneSD (talk) 00:18, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Pull quotes look nice and are eye catching, so in practice they are often used instead of regular block quotes. They also seem to include the <poem> function as a matter of course, which is useful as (at least in my ancient browser) <blockquote> has a bug in which the carriage returns between the first and second paragraph of a two-paragraph quote are ignored (quotes of three or more paragraphs are fine). E.g.,

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Still, since you asked (and nicely, too ^_^), I fixed the quotation to follow the MOS, and cleaned up the cited reference (the generic title made me check the link, and I found that it was dead).—DocWatson42 (talk) 03:29, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
I think those big blue quotation marks look nice, too, but I thought it was advisable to follow the Mos. I guess they don't want to overdo the big blue quotation marks. I think they take up more space than a regular block quote does. CorinneSD (talk) 15:10, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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Anime News Network links[edit]

Please only add one link to Anime News Network's encyclopedia. If a link is already there, only check to see if it is the base media. This is so that the article complies with WP:EL and we are not spamming links in the external link section. —Farix (t | c) 10:42, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Farix: I acknowledge that I may have been a bit over enthusiastic in adding links. However, it is not apparent to the casual Wikipedia user that the ANN Encyclopedia entries are linked to each other, and the user may pass the manga link by because it (apparently) does not relate to the anime. Placing the anime link in the Wikipedia article makes it clear to the user that there is a specific entry in the ANN Encyclopedia, something that is not always the case. Also, I tried to add multiple anime entry links only when they were not linked to each other, but only to the manga entry.—DocWatson42 (talk) 04:17, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Farix: Hello?—DocWatson42 (talk) 04:02, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

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