User talk:Openmy

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Hello, Openmy, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Paul MacDermott (talk) 19:53, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Categories for Janis Joplin[edit]

Hello, I see you added an LGBT and bisexual category for the Janis Joplin article. The problem is that according to Wikipedia guidelines we need reliable sources in the article to back up those claims before adding the categories. Unless I'm missing something I do not see those criteria being met. Here's the text from WP:Categorization "Categorization must be verifiable: it should be clear from verifiable information in the article why it was placed in each of its categories." And from the ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexuality categorization guidelines this text "As to the inclusion of people in an ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexuality related category, please remember that inclusion must be based on reliable sources. For example, regardless of whether you have personal knowledge of a notable individual's sexual orientation, the article should only be added to a LGBT-related category after verifiable, reliable published sources have been provided in the article that support the inclusion." It's also helpful to read this which deals with sexuality specifically. If you have any questions or comments about this you can contact me on my talk page. Thanks. SQGibbon (talk) 00:33, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi again. I have reverted your addition to the Janis Joplin article. One reason is purely technical -- we do not put footnotes on categories, the article itself must make the claim with reliable sources then we can add the category. Also, before adding these categories please read the previous discussion about this issue on the Janis Joplin Talk page. And then also read the last link I provided above about sexuality and categories. I'll quote the relevant part here "For a dead person, there must be a verified consensus of reliable published sources that the description is appropriate." Emphasis added by me on the word "consensus". There does not appear to be any kind of consensus among scholars that Joplin was bisexual. And then "For example, while some sources have claimed that William Shakespeare was gay or bisexual, there is not a sufficient consensus among scholars to support categorizing him as such. Similarly, a living person who is caught in a gay prostitution scandal, but continues to assert their heterosexuality, can not be categorized as gay." The Shakespeare example appears to be very similar to the situation with Joplin and community consensus has long been that there should not be any LGBT categories applied to that article. But again, if you disagree with any of these assessments the place to deal with it is on the Joplin talk page and build consensus for your view and not to edit war over the issue. Thanks. SQGibbon (talk) 18:17, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Zoë Ball[edit]

Why are you removing a category from Zoë Ball? You haven't given any explanation. In the future, please use edit summaries so that other editors can understand why you are making the changes you are making; also, don't remove categories that apply to an article without some specific reason. Qwyrxian (talk) 23:33, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

BLPCAT requirements[edit]

Please do not add sexuality categories to biography articles without first ensuring that 1) the category is supported by reliably sourced article content and 2) evidence that the individual identifies as such. Please see WP:BLPCAT and WP:EGRS for additional information.--Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 20:06, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Addition of honorifics[edit]

Honorifics are usually not placed in the body of the article where you are putting them, but in the infobox space for the name. You may wish to check this before adding any more lest they be reverted and your work wasted. Britmax (talk) 14:54, 5 June 2012 (UTC)



i noticed you edited a Mixed Martial Arts page in August, but you haven't listed yourself as a Participant on the Wikiproject for Mixed Martial Arts pages. I've decided to try to drum up interest to get more people involved!

Kevlar (talk) 01:13, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]

Hello, I'm SummerPhD. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Judy Garland as gay icon, but you didn't provide a reliable source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. SummerPhD (talk) 05:34, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

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March 2014[edit]

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November 2014[edit]

Your alterations to People who disappeared mysteriously are unnecessary as all the names you corrected are linked to the various articles already and the article is only about people who have disappeared. Please stop edit warring. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 17:22, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Post nominal letter[edit]

Hi Openmy! I see that you have been editing a number of linked post nominal letters to remove the longer, full title (and redirect) to make it a direct link to the article: IE, you have changed [[Officer of the Order of the British Empire|OBE]] to [[Order of the British Empire|OBE]]. There is no need to change these links. In fact, they are more informative, as the explination of was the letters stand for appears when you hover of it: eg, OBE vs OBE. As per WP:NOTBROKEN, there is no need to correct a link to a redirect to a link to the 'end' article as you have been doing. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 15:37, 14 June 2015 (UTC)