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Hawker[edit]

The discussion was between an IP, [hardly] me, and you...that's it. How do you know there was no opposition? Hardly anyone replies to the talk page (from my past experiences) unless you ping them (which did not happen).--Dom497 (talk) 18:53, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

@Dom497: Well, actually there are others involved. First in that discussion, AndyTheGrump (a frequent moderator at the WP:RSN) agreed with the IP that the source doesn't appear to be reliable. Then if you look at Millennium Force's history, SovalValtos reverted the same edits I did in other articles, also saying he/she didn't agree that it was reliable. Furthermore, your comment in the discussion, "Whether this poll stays in articles or not, I do not care", put you in a neutral position.
Obviously, it is quite possible that consensus may shift in the other direction, but at the moment, it appears to be in favor of removing the poll. If you would like to obtain a more thorough consensus, you can always initiate an WP:RfC, continue the discussion at the WikiProject, or even start a new one at the WP:RSN. As always, I'm open and always willing to consider new viewpoints or suggestions! --GoneIn60 (talk) 19:17, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
I will never but anything through RfC, I find it causes more trouble than good. I would continue the disscussion on the talk page but with exams coming up, I don't want to start something and then leave. Also, (just as an FYI), when you add a ping, you have to add some sort of text or else it doesn't work. The ping you tried sending me didn't go through.--Dom497 (talk) 00:11, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
@Dom497: Didn't go through, eh? According to the template, you only need {{ping|Username}} Message text. ~~~~. Maybe it's because my signature was after the 2nd paragraph instead of the first, according to the "Limitations" section. I tried it again with only 1 paragraph this time. --GoneIn60 (talk) 13:51, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Exactly like you said, you only need {{ping|Username}} Message text. ~~~~. However, the template is a little picky. In your first edit, you added, "Message text. ~~~~" and in the second edit you added, "{{ping|Username}}". That isn't what the template wants; it wants the ping and text all in ONE edit. That's why it didn't work. :) --Dom497 (talk) 12:35, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Gotcha, thanks for the heads up! --GoneIn60 (talk) 12:39, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Kennywood Timeline[edit]

Hello , My comment on the Kennywood timeline was from a YouTube video called Kennywood Opening Day 5/3/14.This will show some rides in action along with an PARK EMPLOYEE, telling everyone who watches the FULL VIDEO what is new. If you decide to watch the FULL VIDEO, you will find plenty of RELIABLE iformation frm the employee of what is going on around the park. If you would like to email me more about tis, you can emal me at damiecrayne@homail.com. Thanks So much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.236.93.175 (talk) 17:58, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. I watched the video, and it does appear to be a reliable source. However, keep in mind that when possible, it's best to use secondary sources over primary sources. If none exist, then this would be an acceptable alternative. See Wikipedia's guide to referencing for help identifying and adding references to an article. Then, feel free to add the information back citing your source. In the process, do not remove the hidden remarks at the beginning of that section, like you did last time around. If you follow this advice, then I don't see why your proposed edit shouldn't remain in the article. --GoneIn60 (talk) 18:48, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Nintendo Dee Ess[edit]

Just letting you know I’ve asked about this edit on that talk page. Looking forward to learning the rationale. —174.141.182.82 (talk) 03:51, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

The Beast[edit]

Watch a pov of the beast and it is 4:30 until stop at breacks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.239.3.178 (talk) 01:38, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

@70.239.3.178: First of all, we prefer reliable secondary sources on Wikipedia over primary sources. Two people could watch the same video and come up with different times depending on when they believe the ride starts and stops. Also, no two rides on a roller coaster start and stop at exactly the same time. Furthermore, it would be original research to determine the ride time based on watching a video, which isn't acceptable. Instead, it is best to go with what a reliable source has already documented such as RCDB.com. Hope that helps. --GoneIn60 (talk) 02:37, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't understand[edit]

I apologize for this but I do not have any references (such as factory barcodes or information from a park employee) on this. I just happened to notice that the new Wipeout ride at my hometown park was in place of the aging Trabant ride. While exiting the ride, I noticed that it had the Moser Rides logo on the main support column. The only reason I referred to it as a Moser Rides Wipeout is because I can not find any ride like it in the world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.49.200.232 (talk) 14:45, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

@72.49.200.232: No need to apologize. Unfortunately, without verifiability, the information cannot be used at this site. You may want to read Wikipedia's policy regarding original research, and also look at the "referencing for beginners" tutorial. Hope that helps. --GoneIn60 (talk) 15:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

The Zipper[edit]

Well then, why in the blazes is every single carnival that has the Zipper enforcing a Zero Tolerance policy for single riders? One Zipper operator once even claimed to me that Zipper operators go to jail for letting people ride solo on the Zipper! Bentup1 (talk) 00:53, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

It's not that I disagree with your claim. However, in order for it to exist on Wikipedia, it needs to be cited with a reliable source. This was not done, so I reverted your edit. First-hand accounts are considered original research and are not permitted here. Thank you. --GoneIn60 (talk) 19:12, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello GoneIn60,

Thunder Road[edit]

As far as I know, there is no published source for my edit on the Carowinds page. I made the edit based on my personal knowledge as an executive at the Carowinds park at the time the "Thunder Road" roller coaster opened. I can certainly see why there should be a published source for information up on Wikipedia, and so have no problem that my edit was removed. Thanks for informing me, and for explaining why you did so. My personal knowledge could be in error, of course, and so I believe you were quite within reasonable limits to remove the edit. I fully appreciate that information available worldwide on Wikipedia should be reliable.

LarryLatham — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.33.46.98 (talk) 20:03, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Vortex[edit]

I have been to canadas wonderland recently and i know a lot about it and i almost asked each employe and manager and they said vortex was 100km — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carson2345 (talkcontribs) 14:43, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

@Carson2345: Multiple editors have left you messages on your talk page. Instead of forcing your changes through, you should be discussing the matter on each article's talk page. If you need assistance, visit some of the tutorial links on your talk page. As for Canada's Wonderland, we cannot accept original research on Wikipedia. Instead, we rely on the use of references that cite reliable sources. If you follow this guidance on Wikipedia, you will run into fewer conflicts. Hope this helps. --GoneIn60 (talk) 16:58, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

What's this?[edit]

What's the deal with this: User talk:Eric.kirkey#August 2014? Do you think this person's motivation is vandalism, that's he's sitting down at the keyboard and thinking "now I'm going to screw around with the Wikipedia and mess it up"? Doesn't look like that to me. Herostratus (talk) 14:15, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

@Herostratus: Thank you for the objective feedback. You are right that I was quick to jump the gun and assume bad faith without taking into account that this was a new user trying to improve the articles, not damage them. I was hoping that my attempts to address the dispute on one of the article's talk pages (here) and the alerts that appear at the top would be enough to get their attention, but it's certainly possible that they did not. So, I have retracted the harsher warnings and left a comment on their talk page. Thanks again for taking the time to bring this to my attention. --GoneIn60 (talk) 20:43, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks. The editor was being pretty clueless, both in putting in material that didn't belong and then re-inserting it. He probably (or anyway maybe) didn't mean to edit war, maybe didn't understand where his material had gone or why or something. But of course it's really understandable to get frustrated with editors like that, and he does need to cut it out sooner or later. Herostratus (talk) 23:27, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Kings Island & Kings Dominion[edit]

I Am Sorry Of What I Whas Doeing & Thanks For The New Note

You Are Doeing Great On The Page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eric.kirkey (talkcontribs) 05:06, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Gamecube digital audio[edit]

Regarding this reversion, you may not have understood the link. It's not just saying GCN internally supported digital audio (which, of course, basically all digital platforms back to before the days of the NES do) but that specific pins on the same external DAV port used by Nintendo's official p-scan video cables (and the plugs on those cables, even if none of those cables actually took advantage of them) are assigned to and supplied with digital audio data. Furthermore, this is not mere conjecture, as a page linked right at the top of my source shows a real external digital audio interface which succeeded in getting sound out of an unmodified GCN.

As for reliability of the source in question, said site was at the forefront of the GCN hardware modding scene back in the day, and directly fueled the creation of a cottage industry in p-scan VGA cables. 72.130.58.85 (talk) 23:42, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

@72.130.58.85: Thanks for the explanation. If we were writing a GCN whitepaper specifications sheet, then perhaps this point would merit some consideration. However, this is an encyclopedia, and as such, not EVERY detail needs to be included (even those with reliable sources). Per WP:V, "verifiability does not guarantee inclusion". Personally, I don't see that it adds any real value to the article. To a vast majority of readers, it's existence doesn't help them understand the topic any more than if it were missing. If you feel strongly that this information should be reinstated, then I suggest taking it to the article's talk page first to obtain a consensus Hope this helps. --GoneIn60 (talk) 20:41, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

New info about the Zipper (ride).[edit]

Hi. I have just recently found out that, in fact, the insurance company that serves the Windy City Amusements Inc carnival company (based in Chicagoland, Illinois) actually forbids the carnival company (Windy City Amusements) to allow people to ride single on their Zipper. Bentup1 (talk) 05:24, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Like I mentioned before (see a few sections above), you need to be able to cite some kind of publication that states this (see WP:CITE). We cannot do our own research and use Wikipedia to publish it (see WP:OR). A reliable, third party must do so, or the insurance company must publish a document stating that, both of which are accessible (published) to the general public (see WP:RS). Feel free to ask me questions here anytime, but it would be a good idea to take discussions like these over to the article's talk page to elicit opinions from others. --GoneIn60 (talk) 18:34, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

You undoing my change on Beavercreek HS page.[edit]

Fine. I was there and lived what I documented. Go ahead and undo my change and leave it wrong. I don't care enough to argue with you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.209.12.63 (talk) 15:43, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

You shouldn't take offense. This is how Wikipedia operates. Information that is not properly referenced by reliable sources may be challenged and removed by any editor. It may very well be true, but we cannot accept original research here. This is an encyclopedia, not an online forum. --GoneIn60 (talk) 19:12, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Dynamic IP addresses[edit]

Hi GoneIn60, I've deleted the SPI you submitted at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/108.5.67.109 as the IP address in the range are dynamic which means they change without the person using them being able to prevent it. You can sometimes find this out by going to the IP's contributions page then clicking on "Geolocate" at the bottom. Regards, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 11:49, 20 September 2014 (UTC)