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I am using this space to create my sandbox. MarnetteD | Talk 20:57, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Apologies for the English Rose links[edit]

I had found the page in pretty much the state with little priority given to the main definitions of the term. As a result I had steamed ahead to create English rose (personal description). I hadn't intended to leave the link to the disambiguation page. Sorry for the hassle. Gregkaye (talk) 20:19, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

No problem. These things happen. I couldn't tell what was going on but a nice thing about WikiP is that a few edits fixes things :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 21:21, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Italic title[edit]

Hi, I undid your undo: the purpose of the IP's edit was to eliminate the "Warning: Display title "<i>The Chase</i> (Doctor Who)" overrides earlier display title "The Chase (<i>Doctor Who</i>)"." which appears here and also puts the page in Category:Pages with DISPLAYTITLE conflicts. More at Template talk:Infobox film#Warning and linked threads. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:18, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Santa Fe Opera[edit]

Many thanks for your kind words - and your excellent suggestion. I just broke the article in three for management purposes, but the header change is a good idea.

As I think you know, I live in Santa Fe, so am in the middle of the season: "Fidelio" was last night; right now I'm off to lead a backstage tour....!! Seeing the Colorado flag up above reminds that you live in the Denver area I believe. It seems a long time ago that we were contributing to the Denver Opera and performing arts centre articles. All the best, Viva-Verdi (talk) 14:02, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

@Viva-Verdi: Thanks for your kind note in return. Yes time goes by so quickly on WikiP and off. I got to take a backstage tour in my very first visit way back in 1975! It was on a trip conducted by Denver's classical radio station KVOD. We saw "Carmen" and "Falstaff" and the tour was during a rehearsal for "Cosi fan tutte." I hope that the people on your tour enjoyed it. I also hope that you enjoyed the "Fidelio" performance. I haven't been able to get there for the last couple summers but I did see "Griselda" in 2011. With that being the first Vivaldi and this summer being the first Beethoven it gives me hope that Dvorak's "Rusalka" might be performed there one day. I know it isn't considered to be among the top flight operas but I have always felt that the SFO would be the perfect setting for it - especially on the night of a full moon. This wishful thinking is fueled, in part, by a night in late July of 1988 when I attended the performance of "The Flying Dutchman" - Thunder and lightening on the horizon in act one - a light rain all through act two - clear star filled skies in act three and the extraordinary voice of James Morris throughout. A night that special could only of occurred there. Ah well, I better sign off because once I start down memory road it is hard to get off :-) Best regards!! MarnetteD|Talk 16:32, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


This message is being sent to let you know of a discussion at the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding a content dispute discussion you may have participated in. Content disputes can hold up article development and make editing difficult for editors. You are not required to participate, but you are both invited and encouraged to help find a resolution. Please join us to help form a consensus. Thank you! MrScorch6200 (talk | ctrb) 21:05, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

(copied from MS's talk page since I couldn't post it here before) Thanks MrScorch6200. As you have noted I am trying to resolve it with my post on the talk page. The other editor has, as yet, not felt the need to take part. Sadly, this editor has made the same kind of edit as Barbara Osgood (talk · contribs) and Barbara Oswold (talk · contribs) a little less than two years ago. We will see if your note changes anything. Thanks again for your time and efforts MarnetteD|Talk 21:49, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Why Girls Leave Home, Koplimek[edit]

Thanks, for that Happy Face. All My Best.:)Koplimek (talk) 23:33, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

You are most welcome. Best wished to you as well. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 00:21, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Frankie Grande[edit]

Thanks. Can we get a longer term semi-protect on this article? -- Ssilvers (talk) 02:37, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ssilvers. It has been along time since we bumped into each other! I let Ponyo know and I filed a RFPP. It is always up to the admin who reads the report so we will have to wait and see. OTOH the new (read sock) editor is vandalizing several articles so they may get a block as well. Many thanks for your vigilance on this article and for your work here at WikiP. MarnetteD|Talk 02:52, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, it looks like we at least get a break until August 9. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 03:28, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Our messages crossed but here is what I was typing while you were typing to me :-) I had to go off wiki for a bit @Ssilvers:. I returned to good news everyone - JLP is blocked and the article is protected until next Sat. Next crisis should be when JBU's block expires. S/he didn't live up to the promise made here which makes me doubt the "I'm retired" stuff on their user page. Time will tell I guess. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 03:32, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Yep, that's about it.  :D -- Ssilvers (talk) 05:17, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

It is your birthday on Sunday—many happy returns of the day![edit]

It is your birthday tomorrow, Michael—many happy returns of the day!
Here is a reminder of one of our favourite films and get you jumping ...
Have a wonderful day! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 10:00, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Many many thanks @Gareth Griffith-Jones:. It is always wonderful to be reminded of L.A. 39 years ago Aug 2nd was also on a Saturday. My best friend from high school took me to My Brother's Bar which became my local watering hole in later years. We then went to see A Boy and His Dog (1975 film) - thus my edits that you ping thanked me for. Well, through the combined miracle of my still being around and DVDs I get to recreate those events tonight :-) I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and cheers!! MarnetteD|Talk 13:39, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Enjoyed the link to the oldest still-operating bar in Denver, and wondered about the "mixed crowd of crusty old-timers, serious drinkers, families, artists and transplants" — sounds fascinating.
We are enjoying a long period of great summer weather over here — long may it last! I will raise a glass of Old Speckled Hen in your honour this evening. Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 05:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Old Speckled Hen. I stopped drinking that when they moved production from Abingdon (four miles from where I live) to Bury St Edmunds (120 miles away in Suffolk). It's not just the loyalty to Morland's - the water's different so they can't get the taste right. Imagine what would happen if they switched production of Brains SA to Southampton or Coventry, somewhere like that. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:49, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the toast GG-J and for the mention of the different tastes R. I know that things are different now but one of my favorite memories of my 1980 hitchhiking tour of your sceptered isle was being in small town pubs and drinking the locally brewed ales, stouts and porters that they brought up from the basement in wooden casks. Last night was fun and now I am getting ready to head out on a crawl to several of the brew pubs that have sprung up in my neighborhood in the last year or so. Cheers to you both!! MarnetteD|Talk 17:46, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I am in full agreement with you, Redrose, here, and another (older) example is when Ind Coope moved the production of Benskins bitter to Romford, Essex, when the well dried up in Watford, Hertfordshire.
All the best to you and Michael on this Sunday which sadly seems to be heralding an end to our glorious weather. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 11:18, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Just a reminder[edit]

WP:PRESERVE is in fact policy. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 23:21, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

As is WP:BURDEN, WP:RS and WP:V. If references don't come with the edit these usurp preserve which BTW is a series of suggestions not demands. ur first. Thankfully you have now added some references which you could have just as easily done the first time. MarnetteD|Talk 23:29, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Margo Winkler[edit]

Ha, the receptionist in the King of Comedy! And Irwin Winkler's wife!♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:50, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Good stuff Dr B. KoC is such a good film. I don't know if it is under rated or not but it sure deserves more airing on cable TV then it currently gets. Have a great weekend and cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 19:28, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Adding of inappropriate ELs[edit]

Hello MarnetteD We are brand new to Wikipedia and apologize for any errors we may have made in (complicated posting procedures) & via your objections under the Maxfield Parrish section today. We can make great contributions as we have been a collectors publication for over 40 years "The Illustrators Collectors New" and we do not even exist according to Wiki we also have 100s of articles on illustrators and much information here that Wikipedia does not have and could use. Also you did remove our listing for our new 12th edition Maxfield Parrish guide under: Further reading; we thought that would be alright since you have another, older, MP guide by Flacks listed under that same section. Can we put ours back in? Thank you for your responses. Denis Jackson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ticndj (talkcontribs) 22:04, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. First, new messages go at the bottom of a talk page. They get lost if you put them at the top. Next, please read WP:ADV, WP:NOTADVERTISING, WP:SELFPROMOTION and WP:COI. There are others but this is a place to start. In a nutshell Wikipedia is not here to promote your or your companies books. As I am but one editor I suggest that I ask about your links at the Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard and get input from a wider section of the Wikipedia community. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 23:18, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of The British Theatre Guide for deletion[edit]

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Hi there. You seem to speak Japanese, and so obviously know better than me what Mifune's character says about his age. Even so, if what he says indicates that he's closer to forty than thirty, the article is now misleading. Have a good day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:700:303:8:5CC8:A412:BBFF:B6C5 (talk) 00:23, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your post. He is not saying that he is closer to forty in the literal sense. It is a metaphor for how he feels physically. Another saying that is akin to it is "It isn't the years - it is the mileage." Indiana Jones says it on the ship in the Raiders of the Lost Ark though it isn't original to that film. Thus the article is not misleading. MarnetteD|Talk 00:30, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Alright, thanks! 2001:700:303:8:C57D:91AD:9DD4:886F (talk) 16:53, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
You are welcome. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 16:57, 17 August 2014 (UTC)