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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your hard work in general and especially on U2, one of my favorite bands. John (talk) 09:41, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Oh wow! Thank you! Melicans (talk, contributions) 11:57, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Ellie Goulding & Vampire Weekend[edit]

Why do you keep replacing them with bands nobody cares about? (talk) 15:14, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Because the truth beats lies. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a repository of make believe. Ellie Goulding or Vampire Weekend did not open any dates on the U2 360° Tour. You say they did. Prove it. Melicans (talk, contributions) 15:17, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Neither did The Fray or One Republic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperAlwaysRight (talkcontribs) 15:21, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Actually, they did. Check, and newspaper articles from those dates. Now go bother someone else. I'm not interested in dealing with vandals and liars. Melicans (talk, contributions) 15:24, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Any further attempts to add these artists, who had nothing to do with the U2 360 tour, to the tour article will result in you being reported to an admin for continued vandalism. Y2Kcrazyjoker4 (talkcontributions) 15:27, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Nothing to do with the tour? Yes they did. I was at a show in Zurich where Ellie Goulding played. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperAlwaysRight (talkcontribs) 15:31, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

As I said above, prove it. No RELIABLE source (hint: you aren't one) agrees with your claims. Melicans (talk, contributions) 15:33, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Prove it then! As far as I can tell, you are just making this all up. What reliable source says you are right? Y2Kcrazyjoker4 (talkcontributions) 15:34, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Ellie Goulding and Vampire Weekend's event listing on (2010 and 2011 respectively).

We said reliable sources. isn't one (and again, all of the other sources claim otherwise). Melicans (talk, contributions) 15:36, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
What are the odds of another sockpuppet account? We've SuperAlwaysRight and MegaAlwaysRight so far... I put $5 on UltraAlwaysRight being the next one! Melicans (talk, contributions) 15:49, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks Melicans for making One Tree Hill (song) a Good Article. Keep up your good work. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 03:27, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! Melicans (talk, contributions) 03:30, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
No problems. Just remember to award those who do good deeds, no matter how insignificant or gnomish they are. You will make their day. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 10:00, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Help with Achtung Baby[edit]

Could you help me with finding a source to resolve an issue raised about the Legacy section of Achtung Baby? Y2Kcrazyjoker4 (talkcontributions) 17:38, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

I've made a suggestion. I doubt we'll ever find one individual citation to back up 'many' and 'numerous', but if we pick from the pile of refs we already have we might be able to cobble something together. Melicans (talk, contributions) 17:59, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 4 Stars about bare links in U2 360° Tour[edit]

In U2 360° Tour, references 6, 7, 36, 48 are bare links. Can you fix this issue? ★★★★ 00:30, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Melicans (talk, contributions) 00:58, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Re: No Line on the Horizon[edit]

That revision was reverted, but in another revision, I edited the last sentence of the second paragraph of the "Following section", which wasn't original research. How many copies No Line on the Horizon sell worldwide? ★★★★ 00:42, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

I know; that's why I didn't revert it ;-). The most recent figure we have (from last year) is 5 million units worldwide. These things aren't updated too often; we probably won't get a further update on that until the next album is announced. It's just the way it works I'm afraid. Melicans (talk, contributions) 00:58, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Exit (song)[edit]

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Hello Melicans. I got your advice and archived all the references from the "Rehab" article. Also I left note for the audio sample on the FAC page. Can you post any other issues? And is it everything okay with the archiving? Greetings :) ! — Tomica1111Question Existing? 21:26, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Archiving looks good. Let me know when the sound file rationale is sorted. Melicans (talk, contributions) 21:39, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
I removed the sample, cause I couldn't find a rationale caption for it. — Tomica1111Question Existing? 19:41, 3 October 2011 (UTC)


OK. Thanks for telling me that. My love is love (talk) 18:15, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi my dear (best) FAC reviewer. Lol. Actually i already know that. But i think it is more logical (in this case) to use the one complied by Sweden since that version of "Halo" charted only there. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 18:30, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for understanding. May i ask form where are you? ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 18:37, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh my goodness, that was so silly of me. I just saw your banner. Obviously you are from Canada. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 18:37, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
How old are you? ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 18:39, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Sorry if i asked something i should not have asked. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 18:47, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Wow, you do such amazing PRs at such a young age. I applaud you loud for this. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 18:51, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you are right but the difference is that you are very helpful and i mean it. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 18:57, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
And i really appreciate you for this. I have to go now. I loved the nice little chat. Goodnight. See you later. Take care. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 19:13, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

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I purchased the sheet music cited for Until the End of the World...[edit]

...and nowhere does the key signature change to G minor, with 2 flats. Hence I'm willing to let this argument rest and since the Gm assertion is incorrect and NOT verifiable. That's why I suggested deleting the verse key change section.

However, I must disagree with your assertion that I "say that the chord change is different than what the source does". That is false. I'm stating what the sheet music says = the sheet music clearly switches to a Bm chord at the verse in measure 13. I'm reading it right off the music! B F# B D F# = B minor chord. This is not merely my own assertion, but what the source shows. Unfortunately, they made a mistake in the sheet music and said Em above the Bm chord. But the chord is Bm.

I'm not trying to be a pain about this, but the evidence in the sheet music does not support a change to Gm. Anyhwere.

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Love is Blindness[edit]

Here is an article with some good quotes by Bono and The Edge of various songs from U2's career, including "Love is Blindness": [1] I would add it myself to your sandbox version of the LIB article, but I'd rather not edit there without your consent. Y2Kcrazyjoker4 (talkcontributions) 13:20, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Ah, thanks! And don't worry about the sandbox; feel free to edit it (or any others) if you like. I only move them out of mainspace because of the massive restructuring they go through; it gives me more room to play around. Melicans (talk, contributions) 15:07, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

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Sourcing for The Joshua Tree[edit]

I'd like to get The Joshua Tree promoted to Featured Article, but before I nominate it, I'd like to improve the references a little bit (specifically adding additional info to the citation templates). Just like you helped me with bolstering up the references for Zoo TV Tour, could you help me with spotchecking the article's references? Ideally, I'd like to have page/volume/issue numbers for any magazine articles, particularly those without a courtesy copy of the text online, as well as page numbers for any newspaper articles. Would you be able to help me with going through the article's references and making them all a little more comprehensive? Y2Kcrazyjoker4 (talkcontributions) 14:16, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Sure, I'll try and help with the references a bit. School's really picking up again (hence why I've stalled in my user page draft for TTTYAATW), but I'll try and get to what I can when I have a free moment over the next few days. Cheers, Melicans (talk, contributions) 17:14, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

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Change/Delete of WP:KAREN Redirect[edit]

Hi Melicans; I see you created the redirect WP:KAREN which points to Wikipedia:Pokémon test#Karen Importance Test; there is a discussion regarding deletion of another Redirect which, similar to WP:KAREN, links to a bookmark within an essay article (although in that case the essay is in userspace).  The issue is, because of the use of the bookmark, the redirect bypasses the tophat which indicates that the article is an essay; and in the case of the other article, it can be used to make it appear to an editor following the link as if the user page is actually a WP Policy page.  Therefore, as WP:KAREN is being used as an example in that RfD that such redirects are acceptable, I was hoping that you would either a) speedy delete ({{ db-self}}) the redirect, b) repoint the redirect to the top of the Pokemon essay (i.e. remove the #bookmark), or c) add a second essay tophat at the '#Karen Importance Test' section level so that clicking the bookmark doesn't bypass the essay notification.  Since the article is in the WPspace, rather than userspace, I can choose and make the change myself; but seeing as you were the one who created the redirect, it seemed more appropriate to offer you first opportunity to make the change that you thought move desirable in the circumstance.  Alternatively, I can RfD the redirect or make of the change.  Thanks in advance, eh. — Who R you? Talk 19:06, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Who R you. I've modified the redirect so it points to the top of the article, making the essay tophat visible. Thanks for letting me know, I didn't know it was a problem (though it makes sense now I think of it)! You learn something new every day, eh? Cheers, Melicans (talk, contributions) 19:44, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks dude! — Who R you? Talk 19:47, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
No problem at all, mate :-). Take care! Melicans (talk, contributions) 19:53, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

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Bono, lead singer of U2

Achtung Baby is the seventh studio album by rock band U2. Released on 19 November 1991, it was produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Stung by the criticism of their 1988 release Rattle and Hum, U2 shifted their musical direction to incorporate influences from alternative rock, industrial music, and electronic dance music into their sound. Thematically, the album is darker, more introspective, and more flippant than their previous work. Recording began at Berlin's Hansa Studios in October 1990, but the sessions were fraught with conflict, as the band argued over the direction and quality of their music. After nearly breaking up, they made a breakthrough with the improvisation of the song "One". With improved morale, they completed the album in Dublin in 1991. Achtung Baby received favourable reviews and went to number one in several countries. It spawned five hit singles, including "One", "Mysterious Ways", and "The Fly". The album has sold 18 million copies, and in 1993, it won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The record and the multimedia-intensive Zoo TV Tour were central to U2's 1990s reinvention. Achtung Baby has regularly appeared on critics' lists of the greatest albums of all time. (more...)

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Hi Melicans. How are you? Hope you remember me... I nominated "Rehab" for FA and you commented on its FAC. It was the first of three. Currently the third FAC of the article is running. I can say that the article improved a lot. Can you check it again and give your comment on the FAC. Thanks — Tomica1111Question Existing? 19:09, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

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U2 vandal[edit]

Next time you catch the IP in the act of meddling with the U2 articles, consider reporting at WP:AIV. Protecting the pages through WP:RFP may also be useful in cases of chronic IP vandalism. Dl2000 (talk) 03:55, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Will do, thanks. AIV might work, though as the vandal tends to strike every few days (and usually different articles at that) RFPP will probably determine that it is too infrequent or a simple editing dispute. Melicans (talk, contributions) 03:57, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

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Still remember me?[edit]

Hi. How are you? I have already addressed most of your concerns in the PR of "Halo". I will nominate it after "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" which is currently at FAC. Thanks for everything. You gave the best PR i have seen in years. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:32, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

It was my pleasure :-). I'm glad that I was able to provide some useable feedback; I know the frustration of waiting for some actionable comments all too well! Good luck when you nominate it at FAC. I'll try to keep an eye out for it if I'm not too swamped with the resumption of school! Melicans (talk, contributions) 05:37, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Ohh thanks again for being so nice. Are you still at school? Lol, i thought you were like 30 years of age. Don't take it wrongly. I mean it in a sincere way... with regards to how you write and how polite you are. I am also still and school and I am 18. Melicans (if i may address you by this name), whenever you are free please have a look at the controversy section and tell me whether it will be better to convert the quotes into original prose? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:40, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Heh, 22 and still struggling through university. I try to be polite with everyone (not always successfully); it helps me keep an objective point of view, even from people I struggle to get along with. Usually there is a compromise being missed on both sides! I'll try to take a look at that section in the next few days. Melicans (talk, contributions) 05:52, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:19, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
I've finally had a chance to look at that section. I do think the first quote should be integrated into the prose; maybe shortened as well. The second one might work better as a boxed quote (see "One Tree Hill" for an example of what I mean). Melicans (talk, contributions) 14:39, 16 December 2011 (UTC)


I see you around FAC and would like to say hello. I also see that you have written one of the most recent song featured articles, "Mothers of the Disappeared". If it is not too much to ask, could you have a look at an article I have been working on—"Love the Way You Lie"—and leave some comments on any issues the article has at its talk page? The article is noticeably long (126 KB), so I do not expect you to give a thorough review. Maybe a quick "Peer review" at the talk page regarding prose clarity or anything that especially stands out on the article? If you are busy at the moment, I have no problem at all. Your help will be heavily appreciated. Thank you, —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 18:55, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Sure, I'll try to take a look at it in the next few days. I have one more exam coming up that I'm trying to juggle with my editing, but I should be able to look it over. You've provided a lot of good feedback at the "Rehab" FAC. I currently have one underway myself, for "One Tree Hill". If you could take a look at it, I'd really appreciate it. Your points on "Rehab" have definitely helped to improve the article I think, and I'd love to have some more feedback at the FAC (the more, the better after all!) Melicans (talk, contributions) 21:34, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Of course, it's only fair I help you. I'll have a look soon! Thanks. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 21:43, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much :-). If I forget and haven't taken a look at it by Christmas I won't be able to get there until early January. I have a notoriously poor (almost goldfish) memory, so if I do forget to take a look, please don't hesitate to ping me on my talk page to remind me! Cheers, Melicans (talk, contributions) 21:48, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
No rush whatsoever. Hehe. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 23:17, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
It looks like I won't be able to get to that article until January. My last exam is tomorrow, but I have a few delayed papers to work on until Christmas, and then I will be heading to Mexico for a week or so with very limited internet access. I'll be able to get to your FAC comments within the next few days, but an in-depth look at another article is just out of my timescale until January. Melicans (talk, contributions) 20:31, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Schoolwork rushes in for me at this time of year so I am not too active either. Happy holidays anyway. Best, —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 21:22, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Phew; a three hour exam followed by a six-hour drive home straight afterwards and immediately onto Wikipedia to get your comments because I don't know when I'll be on next. Hope I got everything you caught! :-) Cheers, Melicans (talk, contributions) 06:35, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Lol, I'm in no rush. Do take your time and enjoy your holiday. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 15:56, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I really had to give you this barnstar Melicans, cause you are so special and helped me a lot with "Rehab" from the first until the third nomination. I really appreciate that. T H A N K S. (: — Tomica1111Question Existing? 21:42, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
It's been my pleasure. I'm glad that I have been able to assist you with some aspects of the FAC. I find that every FAC I initiate, the more I learn; not just in terms of the quality that is looked for in articles, but in templates, aspects of the MOS, and even research methods. I hope the same is true for you. Good luck with the rest of the "Rehab" FAC, and any nomination you do in the future! Cheers, Melicans (talk, contributions) 21:57, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Sure Melicans, you helped me a lot, not just with the article nomination and its progress to a Featured article, but also with my knowledge, that I will probably use in future situations. I hope "Rehab" passes this FAC. But still, you have more experience with the FACs, when it will be closed and how will I know If it will pass or fail? — Tomica1111Question Existing? 22:05, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
On average I have found that FACs I start usually last for just over a month. Of course, that varies wildly from FAC to FAC. It really depends on what condition the article is in before nomination, what issues and niggles are pointed out, and how quickly they are fixed. Some only last a few days, while others can be over two months. The "Rehab" FAC has received reviews for prose, media, and references; I think the last thing that is needed is for someone to give a spotcheck of the sources to ensure that there is no accidental copyright infringement. I would do it, but I do not have the tools for it. The FAC has four or five supports and only one oppose that I saw; but in the end, it comes down to the judgement of SandyGeorgia, Karanacs, or Ucucha. They don't count supports vs opposes, they look to see if the issues have been fixed and that the article meets the FAC criteria. Browsing FAC in the past I have seen some FACs with many supports get archived, and FACs with more than a few opposes get promoted. Simply put, the reasoning behind supporting and opposing is the factor taken into account most because it helps the FAC delegates judge.
FAC is usually reviewed by them two or three times a week; I think the next check they will do will be on Saturday or Sunday. If you put WP:FAC on your watchlist, you can see the promotions and failures as they happen. Usually they will do it in groups (all the articles that did not pass FAC are removed in one edit, and all the articles that did pass in another one). They will also put a template on the FAC page; if it says "This review has been archived" it means the article did not pass and you will have to try again in two weeks. If it says "This review has been promoted" it means that "Rehab" will be an FA. I do not think it will be too much longer until "Rehab" is passed or archived. Since the last thing needed is a spotcheck, why not ask Nikkimaria if she can help out? I know that she has the tools, and she's very friendly and willing to help out. Melicans (talk, contributions) 22:20, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Really? So the supports or opposes sometimes means nothing... Ahhh okay so its up to their decision. I will ask Nikkimaria is she is interested in doing spotcheck, I hope she will be. Thanks Melicans — Tomica1111Question Existing? 09:26, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, although the supports and opposes heavily influence their decisions. If there are five people who say "Support" and give no reason why, and three people who "Oppose" with lengthy details on why the article doesn't meet the criteria, it will probably be archived if those Opposes are not addressed. Sometimes the reviewer's don't even return; that's why the instructions say to leave a message on the user's talk page and post a diff to it on the FAC, so that the delegates can see you have made that effort to improve the article. Melicans (talk, contributions) 14:43, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I can take a look, but...what tools are you talking about? AFAIK there aren't any tools for spotchecks, aside from the automated ones that everyone has access to. Nikkimaria (talk) 22:27, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Oops, that is my mistake. I remember you did a spotcheck in an old FAC of mine, but I didn't know how it was done and I assumed you had some sort of special permission that allowed you to search for it. Melicans (talk, contributions) 23:33, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Nikki for the spotcheck, I think I resolved all the issues. However, Melicans I want to ask you something. Can I upload a shot from the official music video, I mean Am I allowed when the article is nominated for FA, to self take a shot from the video? If that's possible, can you watch the official video and tell me if the frame at 31 second is suitable for taking. It would probably be with caption like "A shot from the music video featuring Rihanna in the desert. In the background, Timberlake is seen approaching her on a motorcycle". ? — Tomica1111Question Existing? 20:07, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
You can certainly include a screenshot from the video, but it would depend on what it is being used for. Having a screenshot for the sake of it in the article doesn't work; it has to convey some level of understanding to the reader about the video that prose alone cannot do (the caption should also reflect that). It really depends what you want to include it for; and what you want the reader to take away from that. Melicans (talk, contributions) 23:33, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Since I believe you a lot when FA process is in question, can you watch the video and tell me if there is screenshot that could be included and conveys with the prose itself. 10X:) ! — Tomica1111Question Existing? 00:08, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
I would, but I just don't have the time to at the moment. Am going into my final exam in two days, and am travelling all day tomorrow to get there. Melicans (talk, contributions) 02:21, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
No problem, I am in same s*it, so I understand you. :) — Tomica1111Question Existing? 11:32, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

I am...[edit]

.. trying to stay calm. but it is not easy. But is it so difficult to read the whole FAC before posting. He is repeatedly posting the same things. And everyone is saying in my taste, in my opinion, in my... Am i expected to write the same article in 13 different ways to conform to their individual preferences? But anyway Melican, I appreciate your intentions and I will do what you told me... *stay calm*. :) Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:15, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Ohh thanks a lot. You really consider me as your friend, don't you? You took so much time to write those two lengthy messages and you really cheered me up. You are a great person. Very kind and gentle. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:18, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
I have left some replies at the FAC. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:19, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
From today, I will try my best to do as you say. Melicans, have you ever written a music article? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:36, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Hmm, your last sentence sums everything the best way. I love Beyonce the way you love U2. Well there is nothing like reception about the parody. Lol. It was jut a parody. Critics only commented about it but they did not say if it was bad or good. All I found was this and the choreographer not being happy about the parody. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:54, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
I may be asking for too much but can you please help me with this? In the meantime, I can search for some critical commentaries. Please do the prose only. Don't worry about the references. I will format them. Please. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:09, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks and best of luck for your exams. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:15, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. It looks impeccable. But I will move that to the parodies section. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:29, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
You are welcome. goodnight my friend. May God bless you. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:33, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

On their talk-page? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:39, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

No, on the FAC. For example, say I wrote Oppose and listed a string of things I thought needed to be changed. You make those changes, or say why you don't think they would be for the better. After two days, if I haven't replied, you leave a message on my talk page asking me to come back because it's quite reasonable to think I may have been busy or just forget. If after a few more days I still haven't returned or replied to your message, you leave that message on the FAC page under my most recent comments (not at the bottom of the page). For example. Melicans (talk, contributions) 16:43, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:47, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

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My Sincere Wishes For This Festive Season[edit]

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Thanks, and the same to you! Have a good holiday season! Melicans (talk, contributions) 18:25, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
You are welcome and thanks. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 18:34, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Re your statement at RFAR[edit]

Well said! The timestamps look a bit scary; I hope my silly fiddling with my own post didn't inconvenience you. Bishonen | talk 20:10, 22 December 2011 (UTC).

Thank you; it honestly surprises me how often people claim that he is unblocked just because he is Malleus, and yet nobody seems to mention how it is always the same people that are trying to get him blocked. The timestamps weren't an issue; I began writing it... I think an hour or so ago, so I copied my content before saving (I figured there was a pretty good chance someone else would have replied; I think five or six people made statements as I was typing). Your post was also very well thought out. I will be interested to see what course of action the Arbs decide to take on this, and whether it will simply be against Malleus or a thorough investigation to see who else is truly at fault. I have my suspicions about which way it shall go, however... Melicans (talk, contributions) 20:21, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
Me too. For a start, it's amazing that Jclemens doesn't recuse. Though, honestly, if the Malleus part is accepted — which I don't see how it can be, since they're always big on the previous dispute resolution angle — I'm pretty sure they'll involve quite a few users not listed by the nominator. But the more likely outcome is it's rejected and somebody starts an RFC to end all RFC's. OWWWWWWW... [/me howls like a wolf at the thought] Bishonen | talk 20:38, 22 December 2011 (UTC).
I guess no matter which way it goes - Arbs take it on, or RFC opened, or no action whatsoever - it will just end up as a great big clusterfuck on all sides with nothing ultimately being achieved. It's a shame; I think people sometimes forget that we're here to build an enclopedia. This silly drama just turns everything into a mess. Melicans (talk, contributions) 22:23, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

One Tree Hill (song)[edit]

I note that this has been promoted in time for Christmas. Congratulations and nicely done. Brianboulton (talk) 23:21, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! I'm really thrilled with the way this FAC went. There was lots of great feedback, and I think this is the smoothest FAC I've ever been involved in! It's definitely the perfect pick-me-up after a tough semester at school. Thank you again for your work in the FAC. You raised some good points early in the process, and I really appreciate your support (and the compliment)! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Melicans (talk, contributions) 00:45, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Congratulations Melicans! It was a pleasure reviewing your article. Happy Holidays! Regards, —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 15:53, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you as well! The changes you suggested definitely helped to improve the article, and your support is always a great thing to have. I hope that you have a happy holiday season as well; see you at that article in January! Melicans (talk, contributions) 17:33, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
De nada. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 17:44, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

My Heartfelt Thanks[edit]

I express you my heartfelt thanks. ""Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" has passed. I am very happy. Your feedback and kind words helped me considerably. Thanks again. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 11:16, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Melicans, whenever you are free, please help me with this. Do you still remember? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 12:32, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Meli I am also grateful for your help. Thanks for everything! You are simply the best ! :) — Tomica1111Question Existing? 14:18, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
You are both very welcome. I do remember, but I won't be able to get to that (or any) article until the New Year. Happy Holidays to you both! Melicans (talk, contributions) 15:06, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Take your time. And I wish you the same. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 15:07, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I did it, Yayyy. Lol. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 08:12, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Awesome. I'll still try to help out a bit when I get back to full Wiki strength in the New Year. Melicans (talk, contributions) 21:27, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Sure. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:44, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ![edit]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you be surrounded by all the things that bring Christmas cheer. :D ! — Tomica1111Question Existing? 20:43, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, and the same to you! Melicans (talk, contributions) 21:41, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
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I hope the holiday season is relaxing and fulfilling, and that 2012 will be fruitful for you. --John (talk) 00:26, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Many thanks John; I wish the same. Good health go to you and your family! Melicans (talk, contributions) 05:28, 25 December 2011 (UTC)


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Thank you. I'm not entirely sure that my comment was worthy of a barnstar, but it is appreciated nonetheless. Many seem to have missed the point that the blackout is first and foremost to raise awareness of the issue. In that, it is already undoubtedly a success. Cheers, Melicans (talk, contributions) 03:15, 18 January 2012 (UTC)


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How are you Melicans? Are you free? Lol, no one is doing the spotchecks for "Halo" and Sandy is waiting for them. Please help if you are free or please suggest someone to me. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 12:21, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey finally you are back. Welcome back. :D How are you? Lol, don't worry. It does not matter. I am so happy it passed and it was quick. :) Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:10, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
I am fine, thank you. You are searching for a job? May I know what job exactly? I am currently working on Broken-Hearted Girl for FAC and yesterday I published this for my Queen. :D Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
I have faith in God. He always helps good people. And that's why I know you will get a good job. :D Hey, can you please have a look at the article I mentionned above and tell me whether its length will be an issue at FAC? Someone told me that it is too short. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:59, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for re-assuring me. I will do everything you said except combining release and music video. It won't work because Beyonce can release a song today and release a video only two months later. She always does that. Concerning the remixes, only the one I wrote about received coverage (because it was produced by a famous DJ). So maybe, I can simply mention the others though there are no details about their composition. Thanks for the suggestions, they are really helpful. :) Getting on it right now. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:31, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

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CU Class Project - Personality Psyc[edit]

Hello, I am wondering if you could provide some technical advice. I just moved my sandbox article into a new article page called Epigenetics and Behaviour. It seemd to move OK, but at the top of the page is the following message: This sandbox is in the article namespace. Either move this page into your userspace, or remove the user sandbox template.

Any help or advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated.Owleye769 (talk) 19:45, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Hi Owleye, I've removed the sandbox template that was causing the error message. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 21:08, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi Melicans; Hope all is well. I have been having difficulty over the last few days with a Wiki user/editor that has deleted vast amounts of text (around 40% of the article) from my class project article. I have not been able to engage in constructive discussion with the editor on the article talk page for epigenetics and behaviour. In addition, this user earlier today, deleted and/or changed my latest edits as I was making them - literally in real time - possibly in an attempt to block my contribution. I would be grateful for any advice you may have because I have already spent considerable time trying to engage in discussion with this person - which has eaten up my time that could be spent in contributing further to my article. Owleye769 (talk) 00:53, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

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Ultra Violet[edit]

You are wrong. On the 2011 edition, the track list lists it as „ULTRA violet”, while thye lirycs list it as „Ultra Violet”. There is NO „Ultraviolet” anywhere in the booklet or on the album cover. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A:-)Brunuś (talkcontribs) 16:37, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

The 2011 edition perhaps. In the original 1991 liner notes, that is not the case. And again, I point to the numerous other media. Melicans (talk, contributions) 22:13, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

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I left my answer on my talk. thanks and I apologize for any inconvenience caused writting to u.

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Left another message on my talk[edit]

Heheh Sorry if I bother u too much. I would give u my email address but IDK if you would email me... please, check my question on my talk asap....Thanx a lot again Ali Hewson (talk) 19:38, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

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Slug ready for next FAC?[edit]

As you may have noticed, I've been doing a lot copyediting on Slug (song). I think the song may almost be ready for its next FAC. I want to know if you have any input to give. Thanks. –Dream out loud (talk) 00:49, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

If you think it's ready, for sure give it a try. I don't really have anything to add to it; all of my sources were exhausted long ago. I'd still love to see it promoted to FA one day, so if you think it'll pass I trust your judgment. I'd appreciate being added as a co-nominator if you put it up at FAC. Melicans (talk, contributions) 02:48, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

And we finally hear from you!!! How are you my friend? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:36, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Not very well, sadly. I've been struggling with some health problems over the last year or so, hence my fairly lengthy absence from Wikipedia. I am hoping that I will one day have time and motivation to get back into it properly and pick up where I left off. Melicans (talk, contributions) 03:07, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
I am sorry. That's very sad to know. I hope it is not "serious", you get what I mean? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:01, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Thankfully it isn't; just ongoing. Melicans (talk, contributions) 17:06, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your personal issues. Just wanted to let you know what I've started the nomination and listed you as co-nominator. –Dream out loud (talk) 06:15, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Cheers, mate. Fingers crossed that something positive arises. Melicans (talk, contributions) 03:15, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

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Hello and Thanks[edit]

Hi, Melicans. I saw you comment at my talk page. And I wanted to say that I will totally step back from major things (PR, FAC, etc) and I will stop messing things up. As for asking for help. I will. Thanks again for warning me. greetings from Cuba  Miss Bono (zootalk) 11:49, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hey, Melicans... if you don't mind I would like to have your signature in my guestbook. I came to Wikipedia looking for people like me who loves U2, and you were the first one I saw, so thanks to you I discovered I could make this wonderful site a lot better. User:Miss_Bono/Guestbook. We are One... we get to carry each other... Miss Bono (zootalk) 15:45, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

I've been working in this Portal:U2, please take a look and give me your thoughts. Thanks. Miss Bono (zootalk) 13:49, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I appreciate your wise comments. - Jim Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:22, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

It's my pleasure, Jim. I hate to see a good editor get down. Melicans (talk, contributions) 13:49, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you both!! :D You've lighten my way Miss Bono (zootalk) 13:59, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

U2 by U2 and signature[edit]

I couldn't see the link :( sorry (maybe i did something wrong or misunderstood the procedure). I only have U2 by U2, I am waiting cuz in June my grandama comes back from the USA and she is gonna bring a copy of Bono on Bono (at least she said she was goona buy it :(--don't know for sure, I am praying for it). The other things I have on/mentioning U2 are different page osf websites I have downloaded when I have Internet access. Anyway, I I find something else I'll post it with the proper reference Miss Bono (zootalk) 15:17, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

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One Tree Hill, Auckland

"One Tree Hill" is a song by rock band U2 and the ninth track on their 1987 album The Joshua Tree. It was written in memory of Greg Carroll, a Māori the band met during The Unforgettable Fire Tour in 1984. He became very close friends with lead singer Bono and served as a roadie for the group. Carroll was killed in July 1986 in a motorcycle accident in Dublin. Following the funeral in New Zealand, Bono wrote the lyrics to "One Tree Hill", which he dedicated to Carroll; the title comes from an Auckland hill (pictured) that he remembered from his 1984 visit. It was released as the fourth single from the album in New Zealand and Australia in March 1988, charting at number one on the New Zealand singles chart. The lyrics reflect Bono's thoughts at the funeral and pay homage to Chilean activist Victor Jara. The vocals were recorded in a single take, as Bono felt incapable of singing them a second time. U2 delayed performing the song on the Joshua Tree Tour in 1987 due to Bono's fears over his emotional state. After its live debut on the tour's third leg and an enthusiastic reaction from audiences, the song was played occasionally for the rest of the tour. (Full article...)

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Hello, Melicans,

I'm Coyote III from the German Wikipedia. I'm working on an article in German about U2's One Tree Hill. I have prepared the article so far, and I have a question to you: Trying to realize good references I can't find a complete bibliographical reference for "McCormick (2006)" (footnote 4, 9, ..). I found a book in the internet "Neil McCornick: I killed Bono", but it seems to be published in 2011. Can you help me?

Best regards from --Coyote III (talk) 19:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Melicans, thank you for your quick answer. And it was helpful. Now the article is going to become finished, so I can soon integreate it to Wikipedia in German language. It is based upon your article, as you have surely noticed; we import the 'revision history' of the article, so you and your work can soon be found in German WP ;-). And congratiulations for the 'main page appearence' of 'One Tree Hill' in en:WP! So, I say thanks and best regards, --Coyote III (talk) 04:48, 8 August 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you, user with "fingers crossed that something positive arises", for quality articles on songs, such as One Tree Hill, for keeping the crap in check, for sensible moves asking for respect ("Achtung Baby liner notes uses both. Don't edit war; achieve consensus first"), - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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The WikiProject U2 Newsletter – Issue IX: Rattle and Hum – 1st November 2013[edit]

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Portal:U2 for peer review[edit]

Miss Bono and myself have requested a portal peer review for Portal:U2.
We would appreciate any helpful advice at Wikipedia:Portal peer review/U2/archive1.

I would also like to remind all members of WikiProject U2 (and other interested editors) that U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky (talk · edit · hist) has been put up for peer review (PR) by Dream out loud (t · c) on 10 November 2013; see discussion. Any feedback would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance and happy editing,
pjoef (talk • contribs) 14:26, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

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Portal:U2 for peer review[edit]

Miss Bono and myself have requested a portal peer review for Portal:U2.
We would appreciate any helpful advice at Wikipedia:Portal peer review/U2/archive1.

I would also like to remind all members of WikiProject U2 (and other interested editors) that U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky (talk · edit · hist) has been put up for peer review (PR) by Dream out loud (t · c) on 10 November 2013; see discussion. Any feedback would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance and happy editing,
pjoef (talk • contribs) 14:27, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

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