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Talk:The_Suspect_(2013_film)#Restored[edit]

FYI, since you were involved in this AFD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Suspect (2013 film). Jujutacular (talk) 19:21, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Good job, Jujutacular. All we needed was some coverage. Now that the film has been released, we can now let this topic grow over time and through regular editing. Encourage they that requested the undeletion to add sources and build the article. Thanks, Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:09, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

A proposal you might be interested in[edit]

Hey Schmidt, I've proposed something at WP:NFILM that will likely get shot down but really should get some serious consideration. I've launched an AfD for Nightmare Circus (film) (if you want to work your magic on it, please do) and one editor has argued for a keep based upon repeated releases on home media throughout the years. This isn't currently part of the notability criteria... but it really should be, in some form or fashion. I've opened up a discussion here and basically I'm arguing that if a movie has received repeated home media re-releases over the years through reputable distribution companies, that should count towards notability. I'm not arguing for complete notability that would have the film get kept on the re-release alone, but I am arguing for it to count towards notability along the same lines as say, a film review through DVD Verdict or an in-depth article through a similar RS. I mean, if a film keeps getting released then that does show that it has some lasting power and that someone out there thinks it's certainly notable- right? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 11:35, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks Schmidt! I knew that if anyone could find sources, you could! I'm very happily withdrawing the nomination! Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 07:46, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
    • Thank you in turn. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:47, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

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Harold Ramis[edit]

There's a Frequent Collaborators section on his article that's messing with the format of the page. I removed it, but was reverted. Not wanting to breach my unblock restrictions, how do I approach this? Rusted AutoParts 00:47, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Rusted AutoParts: Tables can become quite clumsy if set up improperly. I am no expert on them, but reduced the font display size from 75% to 60% to limit display issues. You were right to not revert and right to seek outside opinion. Best, Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:36, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Paani[edit]

Could you please check Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Paani TitoDutta 12:38, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Would you like it userfied? Schmidt, Michael Q. 14:19, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I saw its Google's cached version — now cached version is lost. I can not check the content anymore. It had huge amount of work. I have too many subpages, but if you can save the work, it'll be excellent. Plus can you please archive some posts from your talk. Slow net users like me face difficulties to open large pages. TitoDutta 14:53, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Excellent. Thank you. Incubation is still an uncommon closing in AFD. Do you think this section requires a shortcut and expansion/modification Wikipedia:INCUBATION#Incubation_vs._userfication? TitoDutta 15:19, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • In other words, we may try to make incubation a more common and known subject. a) many voters don't know about this option, some admins prefer deletion over incubation, b) incubated article titles may be salted, or there may be some notice that the article was incubated, please start from there, etc. --TitoDutta 15:22, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • The incubator is being closed down. See Wikipedia:Article Incubator/RfC to close down Incubator. I was the only one defending its existence and it became weight of numbers. Hopefully they will create a delsort so I do not have to search through thousands of WP:DRAFTS to find the few savable ones sent there from AFD. Incubator was not a place for new drafts. New-drafts space is not a place for articles with history. :( 15:32, 27 February 2014 (UTC)Schmidt, Michael Q.

DreadCentral[edit]

Fair point, and now that I know this I'd put his byline in brackets when citing him. In this particular case we didn't really need any citing at all for the fact Ramis appeared in or directed a specific movie since he's publicly credited on them. --Tenebrae (talk) 20:47, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

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Oz the Great and Powerful and Last Man Standing[edit]

Hello again, I ran across this BLP at wikipedia-en-help. WT:Articles_for_creation/Ron_Baratono_(1). If you have some time, they need assistance with the sourcing. Also, it looks like there are other people (or maybe the same person) working on Baratono.[1] Thanks as always for improving wikipedia, let me know if there is anything I can lend a hand with. 74.192.84.101 (talk) 20:22, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

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Film title question for O Leão de Sete Cabeças[edit]

I'm not sure what the article'a title should be. O Leão de Sete Cabeças is one title and Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças is the other. Only ref in the article is IMDb and it lists the 2nd. The Portuguese Wikipedia's title is pt:Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças. It was known outside of Brazil and Portugal as Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças. Bgwhite (talk) 07:44, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

English Wikipedia, Bgwhite. Use the English translation "The Seven Headed Lion", and be sure to include its original language title in the lede. Schmidt, Michael Q.
Thank you. On trying to decide the name, I was thinking of Y Tu Mamá También and became even more confused than normal. Bgwhite (talk) 09:20, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
No problem... See WP:NCF. But as there are exceptions (such as you offered) to everything and I am ready to have my actions reversed, but we could also have a section about its releases in different languages, as we will find more coverage in other languages than English. Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:04, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Mangled AfD[edit]

Could you have another go at fixing up Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Untitled Shankar project? You reverted one of the two edits by the IP, then added your own comments, though the IP's first edit removed most of the AfD top matter. I think it'll be easier for you to fix it up than me. Thanks. PamD 14:51, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Ignore - I hadn't noticed that your comments were before the IP's mangling of the discussion; have now fixed it, I think. PamD 14:55, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Good job. The discussion will merit an eye. Can check in again in 6 hours. :) Schmidt, Michael Q. 15:14, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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Re-check The Hooping Life?[edit]

I found some additional sources for The Hooping Life, and I think there's enough to keep here. I'm unsure since I traditionally like to have a ridiculous amount of sourcing, but there are enough articles to where I think it'd pass notability guidelines. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:23, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Tokyogirl79, I agree. WP:NF is just met. As it is for Fugly (film). Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:46, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Do It for Johnny[edit]

This seems like an amusing premise for a documentary film and I think I may have heard of it before. Do you think it's notable? Candleabracadabra (talk) 22:16, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes... just barely. Schmidt, Michael Q. 03:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for being the most helpful of all editors to our film article. The others were being rude, and you made the most sense. We would like your help in getting notability for our film, if you can help us. Pcasey14 (talk) 06:12, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Rustlers, The Rustlers[edit]

I made a search for lobby or window art of this title. I visited some of my usual watering-holes like Worthpoint for past auctions. Yes, there is a ton of Hoot Gibson material but I haven't run into the title you requested. There seems to be a discrepancy with this title as Gibson and the exact same cast is listed under a title called "The Rustlers" directed by Reginald Barker. The John Ford film / and or version is called "Rustlers" (working title: Even Money). The thing is did the two directors make exactly the same film with the same people? if so this will be a first I've ever seen of this type of filmmaking in the silent era even amongst 2-reelers. Or is this a mistake somewhere that nobody seems to have detected? Still looking for lobby posters etc. Koplimek (talk) 22:00, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

IMdB reliability[edit]

Your a dvice is very much needed at the afc help desk [2] DGG ( talk ) 05:32, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Vice (2015 film)[edit]

Indian film articles are regularly face this issue. I am not sure about US films. Is Vice (2015 film) a WP:TOOSOON article? --TitoDutta 22:34, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Naw. Suitable stub that can be allowed to remain and grow. Sources tell us filming has just commenced in Alabama. Considering the star, we will quite likely here a lot more real soon. Bruce Willis is an industry cash cow. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:32, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mario Cerrito[edit]

Hey Michael, how are you? Perhaps you care to weigh in--the subject has done some film work, apparently. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 14:14, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Doc. I've responded . Seems a tad Too Soon. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:08, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks MQS. You're a good man, and I'm glad you're still around. Drmies (talk) 22:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Quite welcome. Face-smile.svg Me too. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:15, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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Problem fixed with this edit. --kelapstick(bainuu) 11:57, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Just needed an easy and obvious correction of a little vandalism, Sfan00 IMG. Thank you kelapstick for your due diligence. Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:52, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
No worries, I have watchlisted the page and am considering semiprotection, it seems to be a long-term vandalism target (although not frequent), --kelapstick(bainuu) 13:06, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 13:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Woot![edit]

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 April 13#OpEdNews[edit]

Hi Michael. Happy birthday! Would you take a look at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 April 13#OpEdNews when you get the chance? I am contacting you because you have a userspace draft of OpEdNews at User:MichaelQSchmidt/workspace/OEN. Would you work on the userspace draft User:Robkall/OpEdNews with Robkall (talk · contribs), who founded OpEdNews? User:Robkall/OpEdNews requires significant work to conform to the neutrality and verifiability policies, time which I am unable to provide at the moment. Thank you! Cunard (talk) 09:22, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Michael, it looks like irongargoyle hid the opednews page that you resurrected [opednews deletion review] and said "deletion endorsed". I'm confused. What's going on? thanks Robkall (talk) 14:31, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
to Robkall: The full statement signed by irongargoyle at deletion review is "Deletion endorsed. I will be happy to userfy this article for any experienced editor without a conflict of interest who wishes to put together a draft." I did not resurrect the page, but like yourself, have a version in userspace. Study WP:PRIMER#Important cautions If it gets expanded with independent reliable sources speaking toward the OEN website AND in a neutral and non-promotional and encyclopedic manner, a new and improved version of the article might yet be article space. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:44, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I totally understand that I can't create or post an article about my site. That was never my intention. Others had advised that I add information that would add to the claim to notability and that's what I was attempting to do. I was asking for a review and reconsideration and a number of wikipedians did help, including you, in particular. Several said they were willing to help and I read that to mean that they'd help get it "a return and hist merge" which I took to mean getting the page back up live in article space. Is there anything I can do to help, or even to track the progress? After digging a bit more, I think that irongargoyle took down the delete discussion because it was a week old. Is that correct? But was irongargoyle also advocating keeping it deleted? Last, can you give me any counsel on how to, within wikipedia's ethical guidelines, continue to advocate for getting the page returned and hist merged? thanks again. PS. If I'm doing anything that is not appropriate or out of format for wikipedia, I would appreciate being informed. I'm trying to do things the right wayRobkall (talk) 19:38, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

to Robkall: Irongargoyle closed the deletion review after a suitable time had passed. And AFD discussions are removed from "active" status once the resolution is decided. However, the information is still there: AfD#1 closed as "no consensus", 1st DRV (click "show" at far right, AfD#2 closed as "delete", 2nd DRV (click "show" at far right). Irongargoyle was just an admin performing admin duties. He read the discussion and, in thinking the article had possibilities, agreed that he'd userfy it to whomever wishes to work away-from-mainspace. Even with your WP:COI you may certainly continue work on sourcing and neutralizing the tone of the version resting at User:Robkall/OpEdNews by sharing ideas and sources on the article's talk page. Openly invite editors to work with you and/or offer their input and advice. If and or when it is considered by others to be worth a return to article space, THAT can be accomplished very easily by one of those others who do not have your COI. I would also suggest that on User talk:Robkall/OpEdNews, you include a note declaring your COI and explaining how you actively seek the input of more experienced Wikipedians in making the article ready. And please study WP:PRIMER and the editing tutorials at the bottom of that page. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:12, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Well, Michael, I know I've already thanked you, but frankly, your help here has been superb and one thing I'm going to learn is how to post awards, because you've been awesome. I'm prepping for an interview I'm doing tomorrow morning, for my radio show, with the president of the psychopathic research society, and then I fly, tomorrow early evening, so I really won't be able to jump on this and review the WP:PRIMER page until Wednesday. But I'll declare the COI on my UserTalk page and ask for help. thanks one more time.Robkall (talk) 21:49, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Your Name Here[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

We Are the Freaks[edit]

Hi Schmidt: I declined the prod for We Are the Freaks after adding several sources. Per your interest and expertise in film articles, feel free to improve it if interested. Sincerely, NorthAmerica1000 07:26, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Avalanche Sharks[edit]

Thanks for your improvements to Avalanche Sharks. This went from a speedy deletion nomination, to a prod, and now it exists in its present state. NorthAmerica1000 09:32, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Rustlers; lobby poster update[edit]

Hi Michael. I didn't forget your request about finding a lobby poster for this film. I didn't come up with anything, just for a like titled film starring Tim Holt. Perhaps as I'm sure many inquiries have now been made about the 1919 silent film a tag somewhere will probably be noticed. That's what I've observed with other films that initially I could find no lobby art work or newspaper image and then waited it out for a time before running into something. For instance that's exactly what I think happened with the lost Lon Chaney The Next Corner(1924), now I've found a great lobby poster from an Australian website where obviously the film played down under. So I'll keep my eyes peeled for anything lobby, window card or other illustration for Rustlers. All My Best. Koplimek (talk) 18:23, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, buddy![edit]

Hi, there. Thank you for your vote on Hitler's Warriors entry page. And thank you so much for your award, the first award I have ever received. God bless. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 12:59, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Message[edit]

Mate, you might wanna' check how big of a deffreince I have made on the Edda Göring article. If you look at reference section you can see I have added all sfn's and book references entirely myself, as well as changed grammar and reformulated sentences correctly. Just one quick look in the page history will show you the major improvements. I have actually done more work and improvements for that article than Hitler's Warriors. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 22:06, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

You don't need to move or create talk pages for articles that are going to be deleted[edit]

It just creates extra pages for the admins to delete. Barney the barney barney (talk) 15:35, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

To User:Barney the barney barney: Showing a properly searchable title per W:NCF helps any who might find sources, and cleaning up and addressing issues in weak articles is good practice and acts as a "do-as-I-do" education for inexperienced editors. And as I AM an administrator, inappropriate pages can be easy to delete. Thanks so much for dropping by. Cheers. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:56, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Message[edit]

Hi mate. Could you please delete these two files, they are not for fair-use. Cheers!

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Jonas Vinther (talk) 23:11, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

It's done Jonas. Glad to assist. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:19, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
God bless. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 00:53, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
This image 80px is not fair-use either. Could you assist again, good sir? Jonas Vinther (talk) 00:10, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
It's done Jonas. I even replaced it with one I uploaded with a proper FUR. Glad to assist. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:05, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
You're the man, Schmidt. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 11:59, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Harlan Thompson[edit]

I was going to start an article on Harlan Thompson and saw you had begun one at User:MichaelQSchmidt/Harlan Thompson. I don't think there is a lot of in-depth material on him as a person, but there are plenty of sources that mention his work, and quite a lot of other articles that could link to him. To me that is enough to justify an article. Who was that guy? Any objection if I move your draft to mainspace and pump it up a bit? Or you could move it, or I could start from scratch. Aymatth2 (talk) 00:34, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

@ Aymatth2: What I did do was move it to User:Aymatth2t/Harlan Thompson for more work and sourcing. If moved to article space right now it would be immediately flagged or removed as unsourced. I left some search links at the top of the article for you. {[smile}} Best, Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:12, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I will add some sources before moving to mainspace. Aymatth2 (talk) 12:32, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
His works have received review in relable sources. Check archives of Variety and new York Timee.  :) Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:42, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
There are plenty of sources that demonstrate notability and give a sense of reception of the work. Anyone who has done that much deserves an article. So far nothing jumps out that talks about his life, but I have made a start and moved to Harlan Thompson (via User:Harlan Thompson: perhaps you could delete that one). I will add some more to the article. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:38, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Well done. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:17, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Simon Wilson[edit]

See here. DaHuzyBru (talk) 05:24, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

See Talk:Simon Wilson (basketball)#Speedy declined Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:11, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Why did you remove it in the first place? It was a valid prod. Now I've had to take it to AfD. DaHuzyBru (talk) 06:18, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
You thought the tag valid. I disagreed and explained why. And like my removal or not, your replacing the tag was out-of-process. As WP:ATHLETE is a sub-genre of WP:PEOPLE, now editors at AFD decide can if WP:PEOPLE though GNG is met. Almost took it there myself. Cheers. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:27, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington[edit]

Agreed, re: the Variety article; the film seems now to pass, barely. Regarding the New Orleans Film Society website, do they only list movies they screen? Nothing about the film's listing there gave any date/indication it was screened, which is why I discounted it for satisfying WP:NFILM. PaintedCarpet (talk) 00:26, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

To PaintedCarpet: While different festival websites may list what they screen in different manners, they rarely have any reason to list films that they do not screen. But better, its screening was independently confirmed by The Times-Picayune on Friday October 12 2007 in their "Best Bets" article. Scroll down the page to Sunday October 14 and under "THE DAY'S BEST BET - PRYTANIA" you'll find its screening announced as "5 p.m. - The documentary "Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington." 1 hour 20 minutes." Best, Schmidt, Michael Q. 03:20, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

List of drive-in theaters[edit]

Since you're a film buff, check out the new List of drive-in theaters, and feel free to improve it. Cheers, NorthAmerica1000 14:06, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Like your comments[edit]

I like the pithy comments on systemic bias and on your philosophy at your user page. - Neonorange (talk) 03:00, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Always better to build a house than knock one down. Face-wink.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 13:34, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your major improvements to the Dusari Goshta article

I was extremely surprised to see how much you've improved it :)
So thank you :),
Regards, –Davey2010(talk) 22:28, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks you. Glad to have been able to help out. :) Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:36, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome :) –Davey2010(talk) 22:46, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Your most welcome all the time[edit]

Sure, I'll follow your good suggestions and thank you for that, we will learn from these mistakes. My field is actually AfD , fighting against vandalism, reporting at AIV and so on. But I haven't received any good outcomes from experienced editor plus admins for my efforts and stop-less contribution :( A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 06:26, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

A.Minkowiski: No editor ever started off perfect Face-wink.svg. Just takes time, listening, and lots of patient learning. And please, never be afraid to ask questions of the more experienced. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:39, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Sure. Thank you.:-) A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 06:40, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
We were all new once. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:54, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Need your comment[edit]

What do you think about this one ?. Although the EPL league haven't received good coverage in Singapore, but it seems to be major League participated in many areas when searching the primary and reliable sources. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:08, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Well... as the article is about the fan club, and not the leagues it follows, it falls under WP:ORG. It can have sourced mentions elsewhere, but it lacks enough multiple sources speaking about it to merit a separate article at this time. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:29, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
That's why I said Weak Keep. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:34, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
@MichaelQSchmidt: do you think I deserve a barnstar from the admin like you for my work ? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:40, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
They usually do not come asked for... but we'll see. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 08:11, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah. But I was just requesting if I deserve, but thank you. Reward actually make me very happy and I feel good to get it A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 08:26, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I understand....and the occasional barnstar makes me feel good too... mostly when it comes as an unexpected and pleasant surprise showing someone appreciating my efforts. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:07, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah! and I hope, I'll get such surprises :) A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:55, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Copyvio link or not?[edit]

I removed Global Eugenics: Using Medicine to Kill as it links to the video which is a compilation of YouTube videos, thus copyvio. I see someone has also added [3]. What's your take on this? I guess I could ask Moonriddengirl. Dougweller (talk) 20:17, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Doug, simple links are not copyvios by Wikipedia editors. Global Eugenics: Using Medicine to Kill is simply a EL link to IMDB ,and acceptable as an EL in a film article even if not as a source. This is link to the thing being public domain. As long as do not copy text or information without proper attribution, we have no copyvio. But neither show notability. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:45, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm not convinced. The video itself is a mass of copyvio from 45 seconds in, so in linking to it we are linking to copyvio. I think perhaps you misunderstood what I was getting at. Dougweller (talk) 11:05, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Well Doug... but we are not linking directly to the video and we are the one's posting nor hosting the video. We are, under WP:ELYES and WP:ELMAYBE sharing an external link to the film's listing at the Internet Movie Database. That other link is to a page specifically declaring itself as public domain. The actual video itself on YouTube is not within our purview. We here are not the internet police to handle claims of wrongdoing elsewhere. YouTube has a set of rules and quite regularly pulls videos and blocks accounts that upload material in violation of copyright laws. All any one of the purported copyright holders need do is complain and the video posted there and it will be removed and the uploader(s) blocked. So we need not ourselves worry over videos hosted elsewhere. If media or copyright holders had come forward over the last 4 or 5 years, to assert it as supposition or fraud or blatant copyright violation, then it might have a thin chance to survive as a documented hoax ala Piltdown man, Pacific Northwest tree octopus, or Microsoft hoax. But as none have done so, the article about that film has no hope of surviving the deletion discussion. Schmidt, Michael Q. 14:12, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
It's the archive one that worries me most - Moonriddengirl agrees the IMBD one is ok. It isn't a YouTube video so YouTube's can't do anything about it. But yes, the archive one, that could be an issue. I looked a bit more at the video - full of clips from news broadcasts. The credits at the end mention CNN, etc (and Obama), but I really doubt that any of them gave permission - why would they? Thanks for removing that link. I must remember to !Vote at the Rahul Productions AfD - I noticed that as List of Indian film production houses is on my watchlist. Dougweller (talk) 15:36, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg Please stop using magical powers to find sources unavailable to others, as you did at this AfD. Continued use of such powers may result in you being blocked from editing without further warning. Stlwart111 00:13, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

LOL. Be warned... that you found what I did simply means you used your own powers as well. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:25, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
We'll burn together! Ha ha. Stlwart111 00:27, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Misery loves company. Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:28, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your numerous article rescues. Each article saved is a gift to the global community! Ekabhishektalk 13:53, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. :)

Selma (film) infobox[edit]

A question for you: I've done some work on this article. Well, two questions.

  • The film is currently shooting. An editor has inserted two release dates; one for limited and one for wide. Is this helpful prior to actual releases? And the same was done in the article text.
  • In working on lists in the infobox, I placed the production companies involved after each producer name, listing in the order given in the Paramount press release (which also seems to be in chronological order of involvement.) I added information after each distributor (3: one for US rights, one for UK, and one for the rest of the world.) This information has been removed.

Could you please take a look and give me a short explanation, one way or another? - Neonorange (talk) 03:10, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

For infobox, read Template:Infobox film. In it we put the date of first public screening. For body of article, read MOS:FILM. I visited and did some minor tweaks. Well done. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:20, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks the info & tweaks. Most of which have been reverted twice; by an IP and then CaptainAssassin! I asked the Captain to discuss on Selma (film) talk page. Your thoughts? - Neonorange (talk) 16:18, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dusari Goshta[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Thoughts on draft[edit]

Hey, what are your thoughts on Draft:I Saw the Light (film)? Is it WP:TOOSOON? Or could I publish it now? LADY LOTUSTALK 17:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Lady Lotus: No... don't publish. It is too soon. Because filming has not begun, and as nicely sourced as it is, for now the topic fails WP:NFF (paragraph 3) for a separate article. That said however, policy suggests it could certainly be spoken of within the article on Marc Abraham and mentioned in that of Tom Hiddleston. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:43, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thank you, I will add it to Abraham's page :) LADY LOTUSTALK 11:03, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello there![edit]

I have noticed you participate in several AfD's and I think you would be a great help for this project. JayJayWhat did I do? 17:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

List of creatures in Primeval AFD[edit]

FYI: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of creatures in Primeval (3rd nomination) since you participated in the previous AFDs. 202.81.248.238 (talk) 04:26, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello! I would like to submit a request to have your feedback contributed to the ongoing discussion of the deletion of a page that was created not very long ago. The discussion can be found here. Your contribution, regardless of which side in the debate you take, would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 16:33, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for offering to move the page to a user workspace! I graciously accept the offer. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 04:21, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Silver Buizel... its done: User:Silver Buizel/Aurora Perrineau. Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:34, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of MGM-Pathé Communications[edit]

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DYK for MGM-Pathé Communications[edit]

Orlady (talk) 07:59, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the Silk purse! Don't see around as much these days, how are you? I'm steadily compiling User:Dr. Blofeld/Great films. Feel free to recommend any great movies not listed on the talk page! Bear in mind though I still have half the 1001 movies book to plough through!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:31, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Ready?[edit]

I'm kind of torn on Draft:Found Footage 3D. Part of me wants to move it to the mainspace since footage has wrapped, but part of me thinks it's still a little early. What do you think? I just wish that we had one other place other than the Austin Chronicle covering the film wrapping up, as that'd make me feel more solid about this. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 10:04, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

To Tokyogirl79: Ready enough. Its production has coverage in multiple sources and filming has been confirmed as completed. Tag the talk page as topic meeting WP:NFF (paragraph 3) and move it to article space. It serves the project for it to be further improved and sourced through regular editing. Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:31, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Great! I figured it was probably ready, but I just wanted to get some second opinions to make sure. Thanks! Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Found Footage 3D has been accepted[edit]

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Invitation to WikiProject TAFI[edit]

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Hello, MichaelQSchmidt. You're invited to join WikiProject Today's articles for improvement. Feel free to nominate an article for improvement at the project's Nominated articles page. Also feel free to contribute to !voting for new weekly selections at the project's talk page. If interested in joining, please add your name to the list of members. NorthAmerica1000 16:37, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Your contributions[edit]

Thank you for your patience with a brand new editor and for your tips. The additions you made to the article I initiated are such an improvement and I admire your approach to editing very much. Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Karen Elizabeth Price (talkcontribs) 04:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for being unique and not going with teh crowd all the time.

Bearian (talk) 21:11, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Bearian, thank you and be well yourself. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 23:47, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Hit By Lightning[edit]

Great work on the expansion! I've never done a DYK before, but I'll have a read of the process and get a nomination in. Thanks again. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 06:46, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

It was incredibly easy... and acts to show the folly of lack of WP:BEFORE. I'm think the DYK might deal with this being the directorial debut of a noted writer. Thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:51, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, I've done the DYK nom. Feel free to change the hook, or suggest an alt. one to use. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:23, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Cool. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:30, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Help?[edit]

Hey, my turn to ask you for help! I came across the article for Tamika Miller last night, as it was up for WP:A7. She has enough notability to go past an A7 for sure, but I'm still looking for sourcing. It's slow going so far, but I figure that you might be able to find some stuff as well. I did some cleaning, as the article was a repost of Miller's website, but it's a little frustrating because I keep feeling like there should be more out there than what there is. Can you see what you can find? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 17:34, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

@Tokyogirl79: Just got home... will do in a little while. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:02, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Gagarin: First in Space[edit]

Hi. Hope you're well. Thanks for your contribution at the AfD. I've withdrawn the nom and notified the article creator of the additional sources you've found so that they can improve the article. It seems I didn't do due diligence on this nomination. One thing I ask is that you assume good faith in future discussions as you appeared overly defensive, if I was aware of these non-English sources, there would be no question of me nominating it. Again thanks for spending your time in finding sources to improve the article. Cowlibob (talk) 08:08, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Be well, and thank you Cowlibob. I also took the non-English source search to the article's talk page. Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:22, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Prelude to Axanar[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Prelude to Axanar at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Dom497 (talk) 22:34, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I left another note on the page.--Dom497 (talk) 11:21, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hit by Lightning[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

That didn't take as long as I was expecting! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 12:22, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Wanna try finding sources?[edit]

Hey Schmidt- would you like to try to see if you can find any additional sources for The Sleeping Room? I only found two links, so I'm tempted to just move it into my userspace and let it sit there for a while rather than dragging it through an AfD. But before I did that, I wanted to see if you could find anything. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 13:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

@Tokyogirl79: I'll look... and the fact that it was covered by Fangoria pretty much means it will be (eventually) covered by enough others to make WP:F a snap. But it was released only two weeks ago, so we would certainly not expect the sourcing that it could have were it two months or two years. At an AFD I'd be arguing that it would serve the project for this article to remain and grow over time and through regular editing... and that it could always be sent to AFD if it did not receive more coverage. Perhaps best to look for production and filming reports for John Shackleton or Movie Mogul Films or the film title with inclusion of its various notable actors. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:55, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
  • That's kind of what I was thinking. I really, really don't want to take this to AfD, so there's no worry of that there. I'll just leave it on my watchlist for a while and see what it can do. I'm actually kind of surprised at the lack of coverage, as several of the horror sites usually give fairly good coverage of stuff shown at the bigger horror movie festivals. This wasn't one of the biggies, but it doesn't seem to be one of the obscure ones either. Hopefully they're just waiting for a while? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 18:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Prelude to Axanar[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Talkback notice[edit]

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Some Nepali film articles[edit]

User Khadka dipesh is publicity manager for the film Hostel Returns and has written articles about it and about its producer Sunil Rawal. (After I PRODded the film and pointed him to WP:COI, he de-PRODded it and changed his role to "Technical manager"). I dislike use of WP for publicity, and my first instinct is to AfD both - the film technically fails WP:NFF as production doesn't start till next month. What do you think about notability? The references look to me like the sort of site that will always print an interview or a gossip item based on a press release, and not the sort of in-depth coverage that would justify an article before release. If you have time, you could cast an eye on his other two articles Bijaya Subedi "Aawaj" and Govinda Bahadur Sahi as well. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 17:56, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@JohnCD: The thing told us by WP:COI, is that while it is not strictly disallowed it is highly discouraged, and if a COI editor's topic is notable, someone will eventually write of it. Send him to WP:PRIMER#Important cautions#1, WP:BIO, WP:NF and WP:RS and instruct that he comply with WP:COI#Escape, disclosure or management. Toward his topics - Hostel Returns may meet WP:NFF after it begins shooting but it currently fails. Sunil Rawal is pushing on WP:BIO, Bijaya Subedi "Aawaj" fails WP:BIO, and Govinda Bahadur Sahi fails WP:BIO. COI or no, unless some decent Nepali-language sources come forward, I see four upcoming AFDs. Schmidt, Michael Q. 18:53, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Film project[edit]

MQS: I note that you are a coordinator for this project. Could you take a look at this AN/I thread, in which I am informed that a "consensus" at the film project can override normal Wikipedia-wide categorization procedures, and parent (and grandparent) categories can be added to articles which already have child (or grandchild) cats on them. Thus, an article which already has Category:American Western (genre) films, which is a child of Category:American films by genre, is having Category:American films added to it, even though that category is the parent of the "American films by genre". This is not the normal procedure here, although Lugnuts appears to have invented his own justification for it. Thanks, BMK (talk) 22:15, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Lalalalalalala...[edit]

[4] Gotta laugh and just shrug. Oh well. --NeilN talk to me 00:39, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Yup. WP:IDHT can bite him. Face-wink.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:53, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Shuttlecock[edit]

Re your comment on Dr Blofeld's talk page, do you honestly believe that the article at the time that I tagged it had any more value than a pig's ear? Kevin McE (talk) 11:54, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

There are hundreds of thousands of articles like that. Doesn't mean we tag them for deletion (incorrectly). We try to improve them. --NeilN talk to me 13:23, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
@Kevin McE: AFD is not meant to be used as a bludgeon to force improvements and value, even for "poor" stubs, is found through sources being available... so that one, yes. But then, nestled among my 51,000 edits over nearly seven years, I also try to make a few weak articles a little better. Deletion is a last resort. I suggest in the future, you try to use WP:BEFORE and learn from WP:IMPERFECT, WP:PRESERVE, WP:ATD, and WP:POTENTIAL. I am not a deletionist, but have opined a delete for many articles on many topics, but only after a proper consideration that the article could not be salvaged. Schmidt, Michael Q. 15:31, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello! I would like to submit a request to have your feedback contributed to the ongoing discussion of the deletion of a page that was created not very long ago. The discussion can be found at the page deletion page of Kira Tozer. Your contribution, regardless of which side in the debate you take, would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 04:24, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Anjada Gandu (2014 film)[edit]

DYK now listed here. Thanks! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:04, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Cool. Thank you. Always more to fix. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:19, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

You're Welcome![edit]

Brownie transparent.png You're welcome. See, I found out that Jessica Lynch was in a movie by chance. I felt in was my duty to allow others know that fact. By the way, the haters were so mean...even my sergeant called her a dumb bitch. Lynch was just a kid who was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Also, she didn't do anything wrong...the media did, initially. Lynch could've pretended that those myths were true, but she told the truth and that took courage. Clt1985 (talk) 00:26, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

AfD nominators[edit]

Michael, I noticed that in the past few AfD discussions that we've both participated at that were clear keeps, you have wanted the nominator to reappear and withdraw the nomination. May I suggest not pushing so hard in this regard? The topics will remain intact, in large part thanks to your due diligence, and I think that editors vary in their attitude toward retraction (e.g., being embarrassed). I think it would be better to ask more simply (pinging the editor) if the nomination could be withdrawn based on the evidence and to leave it at that, even if there is no answer. We should assume good faith that the lesson has been learned until we see otherwise. Hope that you will take that into consideration! Regards, Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:05, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Will do. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:31, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank You for A Leading Man Edits[edit]

MichaelQSchmidt,

Thank you for helping the A Leading Man film page along. I really like the content that you added. It must have taken you a lot of time. :)

Chelsea (clr65109) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.171.98.184 (talk) 01:05, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Glad to assist, Chelsea. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:10, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Starlog 1980-something[edit]

Hi, MichaelQSchmidt. In this edit to the Barret Oliver article, you added 1997 as the year of the "Call Him D.A.R.Y.L." article but using this website, which has photos of the article, it can be seen that the year is 1980-something. The scans are too blurry to read well but 1997 is clearly a typo. The movie was released in 1985 so the year is probably 1985 or 1986. Do you have a copy of this magazine to see what it really is? Jason Quinn (talk) 02:13, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Found a scan of the front matter of that issue. It was 1985. Updated reference accordingly. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 02:30, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
@Jason Quinn: Wow. Thanks for fixing that four-year-old typo. Full text of "Starlog Magazine Issue 097" here Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:10, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

several questionable articles[edit]

Terencebogards has created several articles on films by Vlad Yudin. Catskill Park (film) is already at AfD. The other films are questionable. Could you take a look? Bgwhite (talk) 06:09, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: will do. Have lots to catch up on. Now recovering form an unannounced "planned" 12-hour power outage. SoCal Edison did me no favors. What a pain. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sunset Limousine[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:29, 22 October 2014 (UTC)