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Pretzel Knot on Banshee[edit]

Hello GoneIn60. The reason why I singled out Banshee for the coasters that have a Pretzel Knot is because Banshee is currently the only coaster operating to feature one. I realize many people refer to it as a Batwing, but the way the entrance and exit of the inversion is formed is supposed to make it look like a Pretzel. I use RCDB for this stuff. I will also update the description of the Pretzel Knot on how it's different from a Batwing. Thanks. Tjkovack (talk) 15:54, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Mentioning abbreviations in lead[edit]

Hi GoneIn60,

I noticed the partial revert you did on the article of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. What I meant with my edit summary, the "not used at all" bit, was that we do not use abbreviations or common names throughout articles, so there is no reason to mention that in the lead. Take for instance Grand Theft Auto V, though it's safe to assume dozens of websites, magazines, TV programs call it GTA, in the article the only use of GTA is for GTA bucks, the in-game currency. There were several discussions about stuff like this at WT:VG, I could look them up if you need more convincing. Kind regards, --Soetermans. T / C 23:42, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

P.S. You also re-capitalised the m for multiplayer in the infobox (see WP:MOSCAPS).

@Soetermans: Thanks for leaving me a note. I thought about it shortly after reinstating the abbreviation, and I actually agree it should be removed in light of the fact that it doesn't appear in the body of the article. As for "multiplayer", I had initially re-capitalized it based on the way it was presented in a few other game articles, but after reviewing the guideline's recommendations for list items, I also agree it shouldn't be. I'll undo both. --GoneIn60 (talk) 06:55, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for understanding, you're a good sport! (is that thing people actually say? :D) Kind regards, --Soetermans. T / C 16:02, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

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Marge6914 (talk) 00:37, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

SkyRider[edit]

Just curious, isn't it better to leave the statement out? It definitely not at the museum. The ride was sold on [1] but the page isn't up anymore because it was sold. And the park even told CW Mania they had a seller (there was also a a member on CW Mania that had to operate the coaster for the Italian buyers). I think its better to leave it out because we technically don't know if its at the museum OR in Italy.--Dom497 (talk) 01:10, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@Dom497:Totally understand where you're coming from, and I don't doubt that you're correct. However, the reliable source in the article states that after its dismantling, "Parts of the ride are being shipped to the National Roller Coaster Museum in Arlington, Texas." Now obviously if you're right, plans changed from the time of this source's publishing. However, it's not incorrect to say that was the intention. I'll reword it in the article for now, and then we can modify or delete it altogether later when another source is found. Sound reasonable? --GoneIn60 (talk) 01:35, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good! :) --Dom497 (talk) 23:27, 22 February 2015 (UTC)