User talk:Mediatech492

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Good thing you caught the Canadian Flag being wrong WWIImaster22 (talk) 03:05, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Sulla - unsourced[edit]

I notice you removed my small sentence on his cultural barbarism as unsourced. You appear to have left the rest of the section however which is also unsourced. May I ask why? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:19, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

You're right, both unsourced edits should have been removed. My mistake. Mediatech492 (talk) 21:21, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks but I meant the section, Sulla's legacy section only has one reference - the rest can be removed, no? Will you back me up to delete the whole section except the sentence that is referenced? Otherwise, we are simply choosing which un-referenced sections we like? I think about 50% of the article - looking at - and most wikipedia articles can be deleted - because very few have proper references to everything stated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:13, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Jean Valjean[edit]

Thanks for your edit; I'm definitely not knowledgeable about the book. When I added the 24601 note to the lede, I considered that it was likely the book didn't place the same emphasis on the number, but decided it was OK (either way) because of the hatnote, "This article is about the character in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables and its musical adaptation." Given that, do you still think it's information that should be relegated to a bullet at the bottom of the article? What if the note in the lede clarified it was specific to the musical? In any event, it's much better now than before. This edit started as a discussion with some colleagues who had forgotten the number and looked at the Wikipedia page and were surprised it did not help them. jhawkinson (talk) 19:51, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

As I stated, the number only appears twice in the book, both time in offhand reference and has no real significance to the storyline. Likewise it is either not mentioned or only casually referenced in any of the movies based on the book, except for the musical. It is only in the musical that it has any real significance, and for that reason the notation belongs in the section specific to the musical. Mediatech492 (talk) 21:35, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
I would argue that because it is such a significant part of the character in the musical, then IF indeed the article is about both the musical and the book, it deserves to be in the lede. If the article were different (e.g. it had a different hatnote), I'd feel othewise. It sounds like you disagree with this argument, but I don't quite understand why. Can you help me understanding your reasoning? jhawkinson (talk) 06:15, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
I've already stated my position and the reason for it, I see no reason to reiterate it. Mediatech492 (talk) 09:09, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

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WHAT THE[edit]

Please discuss. The edit was non-consensus and the discussion is ongoing Quite a META:DICK move. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:06, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

You have so far offered no basis for you assertion other than your own POV. Just offer one RS to support you assertion and the discussion is ended.
I have offered no POV. I am neutral. I have stated that the previous version should stay until a new consensus is reached. You're disruptive, but that's OK. It will work itself out in the end.
You have given an assertion that has been refuted by RS, but have no offered no RS to support your assertion therefore you assertion can only be POV. Mediatech492 (talk) 05:41, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
You have deleted a template that is included in several articles. You might want to fix that. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:24, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
I removed that template as it was completely irrelevant to the article it was attached to. I posted a request on the talk page for someone to provide a reason for it to be there several months ago. None was given so I removed the baseless material. Unless you can show how those two unrelated topics are linked it will remain as such. Mediatech492 (talk) 05:41, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
You removed the template? No, you blanked it. It is still in place and several articles link to it. I don't care whether it remains or is deleted (preferable) but at least remove the links to it as well. Walter Görlitz (talk) 07:23, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
If you think that is necessary do it yourself. Nobody is stopping you. Mediatech492 (talk) 09:08, 20 November 2013 (UTC) The previous edit was exactly the same. Apparently you don't honour WP:BRD equally or is it just me that you act hypocritically toward? Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:20, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

No hypocrisy, you have no basis for your edit, so it is reverted as any baseless edit would be. Mediatech492 (talk) 03:31, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Henry VI, Part 2[edit]

Hi there, I'm curious as to your rationale for this edit. Reverting someone asking a question on a talk page is pretty unusual, is there any special reason you did so? Bertaut (talk) 21:08, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Obviously you did not read the edit or you would not have to ask. "...kill all the lawyers..." is hardly appropriate and clearly has nothing to do with the article. (talk) 17:13, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


Obviously you don't appreciate my sense of humour. I was being ironic. I understood my comment was childish. It wasn't sarcasm. FelisRead(talk) 16:56, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

As per [WP:NOTFORUM] the talk page is for constructive discussion of the article, not as a platform for commedy. If you wish to use irony to reinforce a point then that is acceptable. As it was your comment was not constructive (and neither was it particularly funny). Mediatech492 (talk) 17:05, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
OK. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. FelisRead(talk) 17:18, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
I accept your admonition. It was certainly less than constructive. I can't say it won't happen again, but I can say your removal was in good faith. Thank you for defusing the situation. FelisRead(talk) 19:16, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Mediatech492, normally I would welcome your intervention. However, if you look at the talk page, you will see that the person previously just known anonymously as the IP editor, and now FelisRead has been a disruptive and aggressive editor since his arrival on the page over a month ago. He has already been blocked once from the page for edit warring. Now another dispute resolution is underway - see Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Highland_Clearances. The reason I reinstated the remark of FelisRead that you deleted was that I felt that it should be present and visible during the dispute resolution process. It is a good reflection of the difficulty that I and all other editors have had attempting to deal with him. By deleting his comment, you have inadvertently done him a favour that he does not deserve. --Camerojo (talk) 20:48, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I cannot agree with your premise Camerojo. By restoring a maliciious edit you do him more of a favour than you claim he gains by removal. Resoultion does not require malicious edits to remain in place, they can be recovered for review without having to leave them as a disruptive element. Mediatech492 (talk) 16:46, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
The dispute resolution is over - and we received some good guidance. However one of the comments made by the volunteer mediator was "All participants have behaved well under the pressure of long debate and have remained, commendably civil." I think that is true of all other editors but not FelisRead. I think it would have been easier for the volunteer to have made a more accurate assessment if FelisRead's comments had been left in place. I fear that FelisRead may be encouraged by the volunteer's comment to continue his aggressive and uncivil (he would claim humorous) attitude. I would encourage you to continue monitoring this page. --Camerojo (talk) 14:01, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
If you both agree, undo the removal. I don't consider it a personal favour. I consider it an act of diplomacy. FelisRead(talk) 11:21, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Minor edit on Nero article[edit]

I can't find any sources which refer to the young Nero as 'Marcus Domitius Ahenobarbus', that is, before he was renamed in with a Julio-Claudian title. All of the sources refer to him as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus.

In Book XI of Annals, Tacitus states: ' While Claudius sat to witness the games of the circus, some of the young nobility acted on horseback the battle of Troy. Among them was Britannicus, the emperor's son, and Lucius Domitius, who became soon afterwards by adoption heir to the empire with the surname of Nero. '

In the Chapter on Nero in Suetonius' The Twelve Caesars, he states: ' Two celebrated families, the Calvini and Aenobarbi, sprung from the race of the Domitii. The Aenobarbi derive both their extraction and their cognomen from one Lucius Domitius, ' [an ancestor of Nero's] ' of whom we have this tradition... This family had the honour of seven consulships, one triumph, and two censorships and being admitted into the patrician order, they continued the use of the same cognomen, with no other praenomina than those of Cneius and Lucius. ' — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saint.clare (talkcontribs) 17:02, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

I reverted the edit because it was unsourced. Include verifiable sourcing with the edit and it can stand. An unsourced edit is always inherently suspect and subject to deletion per Wikipedia:Editing policy Mediatech492 (talk) 17:19, 19 June 2014 (UTC)