User talk:Oknazevad

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Take it[edit]

Here[1]...William 02:30, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

I did. But again, I'd advise you to (re)read WP:BRD, and refrain from reverting anyone's reversion of a bold edit. oknazevad (talk) 02:50, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

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No frills buses[edit]

If you really believe that Megabus is not a no frills operator, you might want to look at No frills. The key feature of the no frills model is that "the non-essential features have been removed to keep the price low." That is precisely what Megabus does, in the same way as Ryanair or Easyjet. Wifi is so common on transport that it is hardly an extra. Sleeper seats on overnight routes are no more "non-essential" than reclining seats on an aircraft. MegabusGold is different - the company's experiment to move away from the no frills model.--Mhockey (talk) 18:23, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

genres in the leads of actor articles[edit]

You did not reply to my comment on the Rosamund Pike page, so I wanted to contact you on your talk page. As a matter of interest, the articles for Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal are Featured Articles and the leads name several genres of films they appeared in. The article for Angelina Jolie is a Featured Article and it has about five genres named in the lead. Ethan Hawke is a Featured Article and the lead names nine genres of films (I added the ninth). Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon are Featured Articles and they name several genres in the lead. This show that there is some degree of support for the practice of including film genres in the lead. What do you think?OnBeyondZebraxTALK 22:40, 4 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi Oknazevad! Can you please provide some context as to what is happening over at Motel. Is this a single editor employing WP:SOCKs to try to undo the {{Use American English}} tag? (If so, should this be taken to WP:SPI? – they are very slow over at SPI these days...) Or is there more going on here?... Thanks in advance. --IJBall (talk) 19:15, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

The short version is that the article was begun in American English, but an expansion in 2012 changed the variety to British English without discussion in violation of WP:RETAIN. That was corrected last year or so, with the discussion and consensus to put the tag on the page. But the user keeps attempting to change the ENGVAR against consensus and policy, based on some asinine idea that American English isn't actually English (see his comments on the talk page and edit summaries) while insisting that American English can only be used where there's strong ties to the US. He doesn't really sock, but some of his edits are from the same IP as the original ENGVAR change, which means he probably started as an anon then registered later, and now he's probably just inconsistent in logging in. In short, he is obnoxious and clueless, and is editing tedentiously, despite having it clearly spelled out for him that his actions are unacceptable by mutiple editors. (You'd have to look through the edit history of his talk page, as he does not archive it, though he has no trouble hunting out stuff in others' contributions to edit stalk people.) A block may be in order. At the very least, he needs a good trout upside the head that his utter disrespect for American English needs to stop immediately and permanently. oknazevad (talk) 19:30, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
At the least, it seems like a slow-motion edit war has been going on here. I'll try to remember to keep an eye on this now. But if 3RR is crossed, I definitely think this should be taken on "upstairs". --IJBall (talk) 20:23, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Follow-up: Should we proceed with trying to getting a block (or topic ban?) here? If so, where? (I've frankly been quite disappointed with WP:ANI lately, so perhaps WP:AN3?...) But, I agree, that based on editing behavior and this editor's responses at their Talk page, that this is definitely WP:TEDIOUS editing on their part. --IJBall (talk) 20:23, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
At this point, I'd try WP:ANEW. It's not technically a 3RR violation (he's been quite good at gaming the system to avoid that), but it definitely is slow motion edit warring. The fact that he slinks away for a while, only to return to his nonsense tells me that some sort of block or ban is needed. Frankly, he's so disrespectful of American English, I think he should just take a hike. But I've been dealing with him so long at this point, I am really close to loosing my ability to be civil here, that I don't think I should be the filer. If you would be so kind, it'd be appreciated. oknazevad (talk) 23:27, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, give me 24 hours, and I'll get on this. --IJBall (talk) 00:00, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Graçias, señor. oknazevad (talk) 00:09, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, I see he bit again. Filling report in the next couple of hours (sorry for the delay!!). P.S. There's a chance that, if I do file this, there may be blowback on your end too (Admin prefer to look "even-handed", even if "evenness" is not the most just result...) – if you're worried about this, please let me know! --IJBall (talk) 03:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, yes, WP:BOOMERANG. Well, what do you think might go against me? All I've done is follow the actual guidelines, and upheld the consensus. My patience has been severely tested, but I've been really careful not to let my language get out of hand. I never got to 3RR, explained myself fully, and made my position incredibly clear, on the talk page (where I was supported by consensus) and on the editor's talk page. His intransigence, despite having things clearly explained to him, repeatedly, and how his own words show his error, is on him.oknazevad (talk) 04:02, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Agreed. But as a guy who was just taken to the woodshed for standing up to... well, I'll skip the details. But you never know what Admins might do with a filing. But I'm leaving you out of the written part of the report, so I'm thinking there shouldn't be blowback... --IJBall (talk) 04:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. oknazevad (talk) 04:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Filed. --IJBall (talk) 04:36, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

WWE title pages[edit]

I would like to know one thing, why do you keep trying to correct my changes. I am a WWE enthusiast and all information I put is correct. Each time you put "Since the August 18th edition of Raw," is irrelevant to the reader. Stay off the WWE title pages as I will go back and correct those mistakes. Good day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MACoppola (talkcontribs) 17:41, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

I haven't restored that. I have reverted the image, as there's no improvement with the black background. It makes the belt harder to see, especially the leather strap itself. I too am a WWE enthusiast, a member of the professional wrestling Wikiproject, and someone who's been editing for over ten years. You don't get to tell me to stay off pages, Junior! (Not intended as an actual insult, just a little ribbing. Read it with a Chris Jericho impression.) But the fundamental point remains that Wikipedia is a collaborative environment, and if people disagree, it's time to talk. See the essay WP:BRD, it is the usual practice here. Would like you to stick around, as you definitely have an interest and could be quite a benefit. oknazevad (talk) 21:20, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

I am saying stay off pages, I am letting you know that I will correct any changes you make. I have been editing for quite sometime, but only the WWE pages. You only have over 100,000 edits because you have no life and job. Do you want a gold plaque for editing for over ten years!?!?! I have been editing as well, just under an anonymous alias. Also, don't lecture me when you have tons of grammatical errors throughout your rant. Referencing "and I people," which should say " and I of all people," or "and I of people." It also wouldn't hurt to know that it isn't proper to start a sentence with a conjunction.

P.S. "editing" not "editting" — Preceding unsigned comment added by MACoppola (talkcontribs) 01:28, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

OK, Junior. I tried to be nice and collaborative, to work with you, to bring you into the community. Instead you take a flying leap off the civility train and into insults, and threats to edit war with me. Easy way to get yourself indefinitely blocked. Here's the facts. I work three jobs, and have a girlfriend. I also have an slightly overactive brain that retains way too much trivia, and Wikipedia gives me an outlet for that. I also think it helps inform the world, which appeals to me. So that's why I'm here. You, on the other hand, are to never be here again. You are not worth wasting my time on, and I ask you to stay the hell off my talk page. (And, yes, I can do that and you are obligated to).oknazevad (talk) 03:00, 27 February 2015 (UTC) PS. Typos happen, thanks for pointing them out. Oh, and I also learned a long time ago that the prescriptive commands of elementary school English teachers are often not reflected by the actual practice of educated adults. In other words, Junior, there's nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction. Maybe read some grown-up books on using English.

Pit bull capitalization question[edit]

Hi Oknazevad. I understand the issue with capitalization on the pit bull article, and that it's inconsistent throughout the article. I guess I was hoping my edit might help add some consistency.

Given your statement about the breed being developed in England though, I'm not quite sure how that would mean that all references should be capitalized? Sorry if I am being a bit obtuse, but I am new to wikipedia, and hoping to make some solid contributions, so I would appreciate hearing anything you are willing to share. --Jonddunn (talk) 01:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure what my recent reference to England has to do with capitalization. My purpose in mentioning England in the edit summary was because the edit I was reverting removed the origins of the type as fighting dogs in England, skipping straight to their later use in the U.S., in contradiction to the many sources in the article.
As for the capitalization, the names of specific dog breeds are capitalized as proper nouns. I compare it to car models; while there were literally millions of them made, all Volkswagen Beetles are still capitalized. On the other hand, general dog types, like "pit bull" or "hound" are lowercase. Your edits were quite good, actually. oknazevad (talk) 02:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah, OK. Thank you for the clarification. That was my bad in misunderstanding what your revert was all about! And thank you for saying my edit was on on point. I think it's probably worth me going in and doing the same for all references to ensure consistency. --Jonddunn (talk) 23:22, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Level crossing accidents CFD[edit]

As the last participant in the Category:Level crossing accidents in the United States CFD, I suggested that it be renamed to Category:Railroad crossing accidents in the United States instead of the proposed Category:Grade crossing accidents in the United States. An admin closed the proposal as "move to Grade crossing...", but he also noted that another CFD regarding my proposal would be a valid option, so I've nominated Grade crossing accidents in the USA for renaming to Railroad crossing accidents in the USA. Please visit Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 March 5 and offer your opinion, if you have one. Nyttend (talk) 02:27, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

ECHL as a historical reference[edit]

I don't particularly like reverting so I will post here and let you decide. In 2000 when the Hampton Roads Admirals last played in the ECHL it was in fact properly called the East Coast Hockey League. They officially changed the acronym to the name of the league starting in 2003. It is a naming convention used for many other teams and people when it comes to historical names such as any team that played for the United Hockey League (UHL) or the International Hockey League (2007–2010) (IHL) despite them being the same league but changing names. Essentially I wrote that the Admirals played in the league when it was only called the East Coast Hockey League (as it was the first reference to the league) and never when it was only the ECHL. I left later references to the ECHL as you would if it had been referred to as National Hockey League to NHL and American Hockey League to AHL. I have only been trying to make many of these neglected team pages more consistent and correct in terms of format and content. Yosemiter (talk) 04:54, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

D'oh! You're right. My bad. Was confusing myself with the new club. Reverting now.oknazevad (talk) 04:55, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
No problem, I just have a strong dislike for revert wars and remember watching an East Coast Hockey League game against San Diego in 2001 or so and thinking they should change the league name after absorbing the WCHL. I mostly gnome around minor league pages but if I do something wrong I am open to alternatives. Yosemiter (talk) 05:17, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Evan Williams[edit]

It seems we have a couple of differences of opinion about Evan Williams. Owen Williams (engineer)'s full name was apparently Evan Owen Williams, so it seems that he could reasonably be referred to as Evan Williams. Also, Evan Williams the Kentucky person is clearly not the same thing as Evan Williams the brand of whiskey, although the two topics are obviously closely related. Per WP:DAB, a topic doesn't need to have a separate article about it in order to be something worthy of disambiguating. For that reason, I think the person is worth mentioning as well as the whiskey that was named after him. —BarrelProof (talk) 22:53, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Didn't realize about the engineer. My bad. And I don't disagree with including a mention of Evan Williams the whiskey's namesake, but it doesn't need a second link to the same page; that's just WP:OVERLINK. oknazevad (talk) 23:23, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Unincorporated communities in Bergen County[edit]

Hello. Before undoing several hours of work, which actually involved references, would you mind showing a reference proving your point of view? Thank you. Famartin (talk) 02:34, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

I want to know where anyone else thought dumping a list of old federal databases to create some rather empty stubs about places that don't actually exist as anything than names on maps. Seriously, these are just leftovers from before the county was actually developed and completely incorporated. Because don't forge that every part of New Jersey is incorporated into a municipality. There really are no unincorporated communities in New Jersey and old neighborhood names are not unincorporated communities. These federal databases don't accurately describe New Jersey at all. I notice it every year, when looking at the World Almanac (which I do buy every year), where the listings of towns note many New Jersey municipalities as being unincorporated CDPs, just because they're called townships, despite the fact that townships in New Jersey are incorporated municipalities. In short, these are neighborhoods, not independent places needing separate articles. oknazevad (talk) 03:40, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, that's an opinion, not really a reference proving your feeling of their unimportance. As far as "neighborhoods not needing articles", there are quite a few neighborhoods which have independent articles around the country, some of which are quite long. Also, many articles that became great were stubs at first. I'm sure that if someone did more research, they would be able to make much longer articles out of many of them. Take Grantwood, which I notice you conveniently left on the list of Bergen County unincorporated communities. I started that as a stub, now its much longer. A group encyclopedia means that some people can start things, others can add more along the way, until eventually you can end up with something great. Famartin (talk) 03:47, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm posting here as it relates to Template talk:Bergen County, New Jersey. With regard to the above, I would suggest that one familiarie oneself with local geography and history before dumping information picked up from a notorious unreliable site and other indiscriminate lists, and should provide additional references that give an indication that there is a likely chance that place name stub might be be expanded, which is not the case with most, if one does even more than a cursory search.Djflem (talk) 11:10, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Exactly. The sources you are using, Famartin, are simply unreliable. They should not be relied on at all. You must find additional sources to ensure that these supposed places, which I know for a fact don't exist in some cases, actually exist. Either way, I am returning Hillsdale Manor to a redirect. The borough of Hillsdale is a small town of approximately 10,000 people in just under 3 square miles. There is no distinguishable unincorporated area as the entire town is continuous suburban development. "Hillsdale Manor" is a former rail facility, not an unincorporated community. oknazevad (talk) 14:47, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

At Talk:Hillsdale Manor, New Jersey concur w/ above.Djflem (talk) 19:47, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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