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 ([edit]

Hi. You gave a final warning re vandalism to IP editor (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)