User talk:LazyBastardGuy

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Your GA nomination of From the Ages[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article From the Ages you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 15:41, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of From the Ages[edit]

Resolved: Article passed; see below

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Your GA nomination of From the Ages[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Doctor[edit]

Yes check.svg Done: Responded there to oppose.

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Template:Did you know nominations/From the Ages[edit]

Disregard: This is just my first DYK, it might not even pass, and while I could do a QPQ I'd rather just sit back and watch how things are done first. WP:QPQ says it's not a requirement for me at this point.

I fixed the formatting. I have no idea whether you need to do a WP:QPQ. It may not be required, if you have five or fewer WP:DYKs. However, it is considered good form to do one even if you aren't required to do it. 7&6=thirteen () 20:10, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for From the Ages[edit]

FYI: Achieved 2300 hits because of DYK. Now I see why DYK is important. I only wish I had known I could have taken advantage of it when Prior to the Fire had just become a GA...

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:02, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:List of Robot Chicken episodes[edit]

Disregard: No opinion.

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Earthless album articles[edit]

I've recently resumed editing Wikipedia after a long absence, and notice you've merged several of the Eathless album articles together into Earthless discography. Why, may I ask, did you do so? Reading over each section, it seems to me there are enough sources for each album to merit a separate article. I really don't see the need to pile them all together in one article. --IllaZilla (talk) 23:12, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

I did so because, at least at the time, the articles themselves were very small and little information existed on the topics. More has come up in the meantime, but it's still not enough for a few of the topics.
That being said, I did split From the Ages off from it and it is now a GA. That's something I'd very much hope to achieve with the rest of the topics, but that's much easier said than done - the main band article is in a horribly-unfinished state and may remain like so for a very long time because there's only so much you can find on Google, and who knows where to find what's missing? In particular, their very early history is mysterious and many holes remain in the puzzle.
I'm also looking at perhaps giving Live at Roadburn a chance to be its own article again (if you'd like, see here, but please mind the template at the top). The merging was done to provide a more satisfactory experience for both readers and editors; instead of having multiple tiny articles with grim odds for expansion, it is better to have one larger one containing them all (I did the same thing for Scale the Summit). If something doesn't have notability on one level, perhaps it exists on another. It is an experimental form of article, and it's difficult to categorize as a list article or prose article. I went ahead with list, but I am splitting the topics off as I can.
I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide to make the topics more complete. I don't have access to the materials needed (e.g. print magazines) that never appear on Google. I also don't pretend to own the topic area, so please don't assume I'm trying to monopolize it. For the most part, I've been working on my own, and almost no one has come around to help. I am perhaps the sole reason anything has changed in that area at all. LazyBastardGuy 01:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
All that being said, apparently the album cover images are up for deletion because they can't be used this way. The rationale, from what I can gather, is that if the subjects they, as non-free images, illustrate are not significant on their own they are not significant at all. This is utter BS to me, but I'm doubtful we could do anything to change WP's mind. LazyBastardGuy 02:04, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
To be absolutely clear, I had no idea this was even prohibited. I am, to say the least, quite upset about it. If I had known I would have thought twice. LazyBastardGuy 02:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I glanced at the histories and saw you've put a lot of effort into those articles. It's good stuff, and I'm glad you're working on them. In my opinion, having worked on numerous album articles, if there's enough information for a paragraph or two on the album's creation and at least a small handful of reviews from which to write a short critical reception section, then the album warrants a stand-alone article. The threshold for stand-alone notability is not high; merely significant coverage in a few secondary sources, and there are plenty of GAs and FAs that are short but still cover their topics in-depth. I think Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky and Live at Roadburn have enough content as-is to stand alone, and should be re-split. Sonic Prayer is tougher; being an earlier release, it's harder to find good sources. I live in San Diego and keep pretty close tabs on what's going on with local musicians, particularly those within the Rocket from the Crypt/Swami Records family tree, so I've followed several of Mario's acts with interest. I'll keep an eye out for any coverage in local print magazines or online publications, and if I come across anything I'll happily contribute.
Great work on these topics so far. In my experience the best work on these things is often done by one or a few editors who have a passion for the topic and dedicate a chunk of time to improving the articles. I'm doing just that right now for the Descendents and All branches of articles.
I don't think the use of album cover images in the way you're using them is prohibited. The prohibition, as I recall, was specifically against using them in discography lists, and what you've created goes well beyond that. There's plenty of sourced critical commentary on the albums that it's well justified having the cover images to identify the works under discussion. I think that easily passes the non-free content guidelines. All you have to do is go to the image pages and change the names of the articles in the rationales. --IllaZilla (talk) 02:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. That means a lot to me. And I see your point, in that the article goes beyond being a discography list. I suppose I could see Rhythms and Roadburn split back off, and we could just keep an eye out for anything that could be used to spruce 'em up (they might talk more about these albums later on down the line). I suppose there is something to be said for their WP:POTENTIAL, so while I personally advocate the article as is, I'm open to maybe splitting things off and growing them with sources as they appear or are found, and remaining confident in the meantime that they'll turn up if they haven't already. I look forward to working with you, and welcome back. LazyBastardGuy 02:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Prior to the Fire
Thank you, gnomish editor with a chaotic muse, for quality articles on songs and albums, such as Prior to the Fire, for edit summaries that are a pleasure to read and for knowing limits, for missing a "great contributor", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 784th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:56, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Roy Moore[edit]

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