User talk:Radiopathy

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It's weird because I hadn't looked at the Mick Jagger talk page at all, and I didn't know the same thing was being argued there. I never had a problem with it being too British sounding or anything like that. When I originally corrected it in 2012 I thought it was a grammar mistake. When you undid my edit then, I learned that it was the UK term and I moved on. What brought me back is when it was changed back to founder and the sentence with 4 rhymes in a row just sounded so horrible to me, I wanted to change it. Since it seems 'founding' is also used in the UK, it seems like a legitimate reason to make the sentence sound pretty good. Maybe Wikipedia isn't the place for attention to the aesthetics of the language, but I think the opening sentence and paragraph are important, and seemed like an easy fix. I have no problem with Keith Richards being a 'founder member' of the Rolling Stones, or Mick Jagger for that matter. They were British, so I suppose the language of the article should reflect that, but for the love of god, please let's rearrange or rewrite the whole sentence. Or use a different word. Looks like Mick Jagger is currently 'co-founder', which sounds stupid to me, but maybe there is something else.Chafinsky (talk) 03:13, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Request comment[edit]

Hi. Would you care to weigh in on this discussion regarding an editor disputing certain genres in the article's infobox? If not, feel free to ignore this message. Dan56 (talk) 03:19, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

I really don't care to get involved pursuing "genre warriors" any more. I will say, however, that the long standing consensus at Queen (band), as well as the articles covering their songs, is that "Rock" is sufficient as a genre for the infobox, e.g., Talk:Queen (band)/Archive 8#Rock Genre and here, as well. Reliable sources can be used in the article body to better describe style. Hope this helps. Radiopathy •talk• 00:35, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

February 2014[edit]

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Chis & Sid house colours[edit]

Thanks - it was another editor who added the boxes and described the colours - all I did was try to improve the layout (not by much as it happens). I have no knowledge (well, recollection) of the right colours to use, nor where to find them, so had better leave it to someone who does). Davidships (talk) 08:58, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks again. I've done the colours, but lining up the boxes defeats me - if you know how, please oblige. Davidships (talk) 23:10, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Death of John Lennon[edit]

Hi. In this edit in Death of John Lennon, you say that "New York City" is a colloquialism. It is a colloquialism in some cases, and you are correct; however, this is an article where the wikilink would really help. Also, a more appropriate wikilinking for this edit would be to [[Manhattan|New York]], [[New York]]. Epicgenius (talk) 22:52, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

I agree with this wikilink. The name of the city, however is New York, not New York City nor City of New York. Radiopathy •talk• 00:34, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
All right. I'll leave the name at that (I've been involved in too many New York–New York City disputes to date). Thanks, Epicgenius (talk) 01:08, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Are You Experienced[edit]

Hi. As you have edited the article, would you care to weigh in on this discussion? It concerns whether a particular review quote should be removed from an article. --John (talk) 00:42, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

No. Radiopathy •talk• 00:44, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Response at Talk:The Beatles (album)#Requested move[edit]

I've addressed your concerns at the move discussion, and tweaked my opening argument. Dralwik|Have a Chat 04:30, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Disregard. Dralwik|Have a Chat 05:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

note about Oxford spelling?[edit]

Hi Radiopathy, you referred to a note on the Beatles talk page – could you please direct me to that note/discussion? Have to say, I think Oxford English is an antiquated form that's not in common use in the UK/Britain, and hasn't been for a long, long while. Anyway, I'll take it up on the talk page if necessary, of course – if you could give me the link to the message/thread. Thanks, JG66 (talk) 16:26, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

I was hoping my edit would reopen this discussion. It was unilaterally decided by User: DocKino a few years ago that we would use Oxford spelling at The Beatles, John Lennon and Sex Pistols. There is a "British English Oxford spelling" tag on the talk page, second tag down, below the "the/The" tag. Radiopathy •talk• 16:36, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks – yes, I'd seen the tag, but hadn't realised that British Eng Oxford spelling completely excluded -ise/-isation etc. ("unilaterally decided" by a single user … hmm.) I'm glad you've reopened the discussion. Cheers, JG66 (talk) 02:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

White Album move discussion and our policies[edit]

I restructured my response to you to note that our article naming guidelines relevant to a colloquial/official dispute, WP:UCN and WP:OFFICIAL, explicitly states that "Wikipedia does not necessarily use the subject's "official" name as an article title; it prefers to use the name that is most frequently used to refer to the subject in English-language reliable sources." I'd appreciate your feedback on the move discussion. Dralwik|Have a Chat 13:55, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

The Beatles (album)[edit]

Hey I went ahead and closed the move discussion, I do agree with you that the nominator did pester people about it, but I based it more on the fact that no consensus was reached, which is a requirement for an article to be moved. I've never seen so much politicking on Wikipedia before that discussion, and I've been on here for the better part of a decade. Jgera5 (talk) 17:00, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

IP vandal (12.125.194.242)[edit]

Hi. You gave a final warning re vandalism to IP editor 12.125.194.242 (see [1]). Looks like he/she is back to his/her old tricks. Quis separabit? 02:09, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Not sure if edits are classifiable as vandalism. Last edit seemed constructive. Sorry to bother you. Quis separabit? 03:26, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for being so headstrong[edit]

Now that I've cooled off, I'll leave The Beatles discography alone until a potential move. My apologies for coming off as a jerk, and the next move attempt I will be more courteous. Dralwik|Have a Chat 04:02, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Emma Watson[edit]

I believe this edit is incorrect. Proof of quote was included in the edit summary, not as a link. Please restore. —ATinySliver/ATalkPage 00:37, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

If the video was on NBCs YouTube channel, it could be used as a ref. This was posted by an individual in violation of copyright law and can't be used here. Cheers. Radiopathy •talk• 00:43, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Don't Let Me Down[edit]

I know it isn't really you're sole responsibility, but I wonder if you saw my message and / or my unsourced edit on The Beatles Don't Let Me Down page / talk page. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:37, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Re: My edit to Brainwashed[edit]

Well, that's what I get for using the cloud-to-butt extension whilst editing Wikipedia! Thanks for catching that quickly. --PhilipB (talk) 13:23, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

This Boy[edit]

By my "source" (singular) you mean "sources" (plural)... the one 'Beatles in Mono' specifically contains the quote "Lennon's early doo-wop experiments like This Boy" calling it a "doo-wop experiment" is to call it an "experiment" that is doo-wop. The others sources specifically mention that the song is written in the classic doo-wop 'I-vi-ii-V' structure. Now I am guessing that your strong point is probably not music theory (which I studied) but if a piece of music is written in a structure that is the "back-bone" of that genre then it fits into that genre (it is easy to look into this even on Wikipedia); whether or not it is a part of another genre due to structural similarities with other works in said genre is besides the point. 'Beat' isn't a genre in a classical sense but a musical movement that covered doo-wop, rock and roll, rhythm and blues et cetera.

And if you do not wish to be called a "troll" then learn to write why you are reverting a revision. Especially one that is referenced to at least three sources (maybe you should read up on them yourself!). Sigurd Dragon Slayer (talk) 01:09, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

RE: Reverting my edit on Every Little Thing[edit]

I was just wondering why you reverted my edit on the Every Little Thing page. John Lennon is the lead singer on the track while Paul McCartney was the harmony vocalist. But the personnel says that they both were featured as the lead singer. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 08:14, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Edits on The Who: "County Fool" vs. "Misery"[edit]

I hope you'll edit The Who again to put it back to the "Misery" state. Me, I'm retiring after this tour of duty in the edit war.

I reinstated the edit at The Who that changes "County Fool" to "Misery", because of the evidence at Talk:The Who. The links didn't go anywhere for me, either; but I looked at the source text of the edit history and copy/pasted the URLs.

The URLs pointed to three YouTube videos, with audio for "Zoot Suit", "County Fool" and "Misery". There is no doubt even to the tinniest of ears that the "County Fool" edit is completely wrong, and that "Misery" is the correct source of the "Zoot Suit" music.

An IP editor (I assume the different IPs are the same editor) has taken a few cracks at correcting this information, which we've thwarted. They might have made it easier for everybody if they'd added comments to their edits, or perhaps provided a link to some evidence, or when they provided evidence on the talk page, used links that did something. Trust me, though. I jumped through that final hoop to get to the YouTube links and have no doubt that the editor is correct, and that the page currently has an error in it.

So again, I hope you'll take the step of reinstating the edit that the cluster of IPs has so valiantly tried to make to the article. They've been through a lot, hopefully learned a lot, and it would improve the accuracy of the article.

Willondon (talk) 01:14, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

RE: Genesis (Not Helpful)[edit]

Exactly what was unhelpful about my edit on this page? Apparently there was never a choir arrangement for the song Let It Be. The song features backing (or rather harmony) vocals by George Harrison and John Lennon. Additional harmony vocal overdubs were provided by Linda McCartney under the supervision of Paul McCartney and George Martin.

I was thinking about going back and undoing your edit. But I thought I'd ask you why you found my edit unhelpful first. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 04:15, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Phil Spector overdubbed other backing vocals onto his orchestral version. Radiopathy •talk• 22:38, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

I Me Mine, The Long and Winding Road and Across the Universe yes. But Let It Be no. There's certainly no evidence to support the possibility that he added additional vocals on Let It Be, if that's what you are suggesting. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 08:03, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

WTF man! You so have a life, changing all the edits I did! Why don't you listen to the music and not Just put down random genres you think are right! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Donaldrocks (talkcontribs)

==Beatles singles-- I responded to your link on my talk page. Rlendog (talk) 18:17, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Does Donaldrocks' message really relate to the section I started - Genesis not helpful? Because I'm not very clear on it if it does. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 05:45, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Inconsolable[edit]

Can you please take care of the page? If contributors added unsourced genres or citation/source removal. 183.171.178.43 (talk) 06:58, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/Donaldrocks[edit]

Why? He/she did personal attacked on your user page last week. 183.171.176.149 (talk) 03:43, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

And again, it looks like. Willondon (talk) 03:28, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
It's alright: I collect 'em! Radiopathy •talk• 16:09, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

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Discussion comment[edit]

Hi. Would you care to weigh in on this post regarding whether an accolade from a "top 50 [genre] albums" list is an appropriate source to cite a genre? If not, feel free to ignore this message. Cheers! Dan56 (talk) 00:09, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Led Zeppelin[edit]

Re this – You'd have to agree that Led Zep's importance is pretty much up there with the Who and Beatles... ;-) Have a great day! -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:19, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

El Oh El! Radiopathy •talk• 23:43, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

FA review[edit]

Hi Radiopathy. Do you wish to check the prose or references used in Megadeth, my FA nominee? The review page is here, and your input will be very appreciated. If not interested, please write me back so that I know whether to contact another editor. All the best.--Retrohead (talk) 07:21, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Queen[edit]

I would like to put down progressive rock under the genre section for Killer Queen. If anybody has a better idea, tell me.

Queen[edit]

I would like to put down progressive rock under the genre section for Sheer Heart Attack (album) and A Day At The Races (album). If anybody has a better idea, tell me.

July 2014[edit]

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User:Joefromrandb[edit]

It's worth noting that that editor is a notorious edit-warrior, and one who refuses to respond to criticism. He should probably be reported to ANI or 3RR. pbp 14:49, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

I see he's called you a troll, removed your comments from his page, and continued to war with you on Kirk Douglas. Dude needs to be fuckin' ideffed. pbp 18:31, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Only warning[edit]

Read WP:HUSH and WP:DRC. One more message on my talk page and I'll see you at WP:ANI. Got that sport? 75.177.156.78 (talk) 00:29, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Ewww! You're in really big trouble now. SlightSmile 00:40, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
An AN/I by an IP? God, I'll be banned for life! Radiopathy •talk• 00:47, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

There is a discussion at WP:ANI about some of your recent edits. 75.177.156.78 (talk) 00:40, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Radiopathy, you got a really cool user name, and I love how it shifts from blue to green (or the other way around?). But hey, ease up on the IP editor. Thanks. Drmies (talk) 01:21, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
My first barnstar! This is an honour! It's green to blue, BTW, and the IP should just be more genial - or blocked! Radiopathy •talk• 03:24, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Van Halen genre warring[edit]

It looks like it's stopped for now. If the situation is still ongoing by Tuesday, when I will be back home and better able to deal with it, ping me again. Daniel Case (talk) 23:03, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Jethro Tull genre[edit]

I think that Jethro Tull genre should be changed on previous edit."Rock" is too generally. --81.93.79.10 (talk) 15:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.93.79.250 (talk) 15:00, 13 August 2014 (UTC)