User talk:Jim856796

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Hi, Jim:

I doubt you remember me, but you helped once or twice in the past with a new article (though I forget which). How are you?

Thank you for your compliments on my Catalinas Norte expansion, and above all, for adding it to our growing collection of Spanish-language, Argentine-related pages on the English Wikipedia. I had meant to do it over a year ago, but you know how it is: time constraints get in the way, and a lot of little ideas end up forgotten (I don't know why I don't write them down). Having to fend off troublemakers in need of a life (and, consequently, with nothing better to do than disrupt us all), as I've been doing for about a week now, certainly doesn't help.

I'll be happy to add pages for some of the more notable buildings in Catalinas Norte. You may notice that I left a red-link for Bouchard Plaza (my favorite), and I don't see why I can't add a few of the others. The Sheraton, for example, was an excellent idea, since the "Hotels in Argentina" category is terribly incomplete. Having said that, I'll admit that my first impulse was to keep most of these as part of the Catalinas page by way of covering them with an umbrella article of sorts, since but for a couple of exceptions, these 30-odd story curtain walled buildings are very ordinary. And there is so much noteworthy architecture in Buenos Aires waiting to be translated from the es wiki.

A good place to start looking, if you're curious about Buenos Aires architecture or would like to add to the English-language list thereof, is in the Spanish-language counterpart to the Buildings and structures in Buenos Aires cat. The city can't hold a candle to London, Paris, or New York, but there are certainly a lot of unnoticed gems. A friend of mine from elsewhere in Latin America once told me, after visiting, that it felt like touring an outdoor museum (well, on a quiet summer Sunday, and sans the billboards).

Again, Jim, thanks for your note. Let me know what you think.

All the best, Sherlock4000 (talk) 18:19, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Retiring from Wikipedia[edit]

I wanted to let you know that I am retiring from Wikipedia effective this weekend. This is not to policy, other users, or Wikipedia itself. My priorities have changed in the fact I am engaged to be married later this year along with a job-related exam this October.

I wish to thank you for working with me on various issues in Wikipedia. Chris (talk) 14:42, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I did not respond to you sooner on this, but I plan on being done with this either today or tomorrow. Thank you for asking. Chris (talk) 17:23, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Lenox Square/GA1[edit]

Review started. /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 02:25, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

FYI, there's a question waiting. /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 03:20, 1 June 2011 (UTC)


Hello Jim, I added the description of some events in the article (here). Could you please check for my English? -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 13:26, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Post Scriptum : Needless to say I added also references :-)

About my new draft[edit]

Hi. I intend to incorporate the Liberty Place article by merging One and Two Liberty Place articles into Liberty Place. It is not ready yet though. There is still some missing information that I will hopefully get done soon. Then I'll get the information on the "live" article. Medvedenko (talk) 16:05, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Serial commas[edit]

Hey Jim. Another reason for using serial commas is that they eliminate confusion. Take the sentence "The government must provide roads, airports, hospitals and harbors." Courts have held that in construing the meaning of that sentence, the final phrase "hospitals and harbors" is a single term. In order to avoid such construction, a serial comma is used to clearly indicate that the two terms are distinct. I did not use serial commas for years because I believed they are unnecessary. But I started using them, convinced by the legal reasoning about clarity. - Tim1965 (talk) 16:04, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Oxford commas[edit]

My hero. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 05:12, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Candi Milo was not born 1966, or 1954[edit]

Saw you wrote on her talk page that she was born in 1954 and later agreed with another editor that she was actually born in 1966. One of the many things that makes wikipedia unreliable is that rarely do people use sources like articles or interviews as sources, instead they use their own imagination. In every interview from newspaper articles to Rob Paulsen's Talkin Toons' podcast Candi Milo said that her birthdate is 9 January 1961. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Radiohist (talkcontribs) 22:00, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Barra da Tijuca[edit]

This page is still in need of serious cleanup. I took a bit of a crack at it but the cracks are deeper than my copy-edit caulk's ability. Are you still up to fixing it?Anon423 (talk) 06:07, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Re: Follow-up from "article translation deal"[edit]

Haha, I don't remember us making any kind of deal... But well, I'm translating other articles right now, so this one will have to wait a little. In the meantime, why don't you leave a notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Brazil, requesting help from more people? Victão Lopes I hear you... 02:56, 8 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I have noticed you making some stylistic changes to articles that do not conform to the WP:MOS. Please review the MOS regarding punctuation inside or outside quotes. In Wikipedia, generally, the punctuation goes outside the end quote, unless it is inside in the source being quoted. Also, many editors do not prefer the serial comma (which is optional), so please do not add it to articles unless the regular editors of the article don't mind. In general, the MOS says ["defer to the style used by the first major contributor" unless a consensus can be reached to the contrary]. All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 4:43 pm, 4 August 2011, Thursday (1 year, 6 months, 30 days ago) (UTC−4)

I prefer the serial comma, and recommend it, because if there is a list of three or more items, and the serial/Oxford comma is excluded, then the arrangement will look awkward, and certain parts of articles aren't supposed to look awkward, so the serial comma should not be optional, and because of this, I don't have a choice. If a serial comma is inserted, and it is reverted, then an edit war will start. Also, a period or comma can go outside the end quote except when the quote is a full sentence. Jim856796 (talk) 4:55 pm, 4 August 2011, Thursday (1 year, 6 months, 30 days ago) (UTC−4)
I disagree that it looks awkward. To me it looks cleaner, and the extra comma looks cluttered. If you have started an article, I will not remove the serial comma. If I have started an article, you should not insert it. Do not edit war. -- Ssilvers (talk) 5:01 pm, 4 August 2011, Thursday (1 year, 6 months, 30 days ago) (UTC−4)
We've gone through this before. -- Ssilvers (talk) 05:15, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Boutique Monaco[edit]

Hi, I saw this edit of yours: [1]. "Winner" is clearly wrong as can be seen here: [2]. Care to explain? Srezz (talk) 11:52, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Actually, on the article, I just changed the word "winner" to "recipient". Is that okay with you, sir? Jim856796 (talk) 11:58, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

The use of the word "sister" when referring to properties of the same entity[edit]

Using sister to refer to related properties is common usage. Why does it have to be gender neutral? This is common English. I suppose you will want to change the Mother Road to something else also. There is no need to change what is correct because of PC or something related. Vegaswikian (talk) 15:54, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Spumoni (typeface) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Spumoni (typeface) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Spumoni (typeface) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. ... discospinster talk 21:46, 28 June 2014 (UTC)