User talk:Smoovedogg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Welcome!

Hello, Smoovedogg, 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 name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  Academic Challenger 08:26, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

I have noted that you often edit without an edit summary. Please do your best to always fill in the summary field. This is considered an important guideline in Wikipedia. Even a short summary is better than no summary. An edit summary is even more important if you delete any text; otherwise, people may think you're being sneaky. Also, mentioning one change but not another one can be misleading to someone who finds the other one more important; add "and misc." to cover the other change(s). Thanks! -- No Guru 22:20, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Otis Redding[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I've reverted your recent additions to the Otis Redding article because they were technically a copyright violation. The text you added was copied word-for-word from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame web site.

I noted that you did cite that web cite as your source in footnotes. So obviously you were not making any attempt to plagiarize (and thank you sincerely for that). However, just for your information, even with a footnote attribution, you still cannot copy the material word-for-word quite like that. You need to either rephrase the concepts in your own words and then cite with the footnotes like you did, OR . . . if you feel that retaining those exact words is important, then you would need to not only cite with footnotes, but also cite in the article text and use quotation marks. Something like:

According to the [[Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]] web site, Redding's name is "synonymous with the term soul, music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying."<ref>http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=177</ref>

Thanks . . . and happy editing! Mwelch 21:56, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Little Richard[edit]

Hello, please take a look at Little Richard's talk page and contribute your comments there, we are interested to hear what you have to say. Simply adding text which has been previously removed from the article and commenting on other users is not constructive. 2help (message me) 15:50, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

August 2009[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, we must insist that you assume good faith while interacting with other editors, which you did not on Little Richard. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Wildhartlivie (talk) 17:53, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Information.svg Please do not attack other editors as you did at Little Richard. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Your edit summary commentary is in violation of Wikipedia policy, is basically snarky and is not productive. They start out questionably and eventually cross the line. These summaries violate policy and the proper use of summaries[1] [2] [3], which in WP:Edit summary says "Avoid using edit summaries to carry on debates or negotiation over the content or to express opinions of the other users involved." Also please note that WP:ELNO specifically excludes the use of pages such as the MySpace tribute page you are pushing, in saying "Except for a link to an official page of the article's subject one should avoid: 10. Links to social networking sites (such as MySpace and Facebook),[2] chat or discussion forums/groups (such as Yahoo! Groups), Twitter feeds, USENET newsgroups or e-mail lists." It doesn't matter how many music historians created a MySpace tribute page, it violates Wikipedia policy on External links. Wildhartlivie (talk) 18:36, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

signing posts[edit]

thank you for remembering to log in and to use four tildes to sign your posts on talk pages. but please don't "sign" edit summaries - only your posts on talk pages and other discussion-type pages. thanks. Sssoul (talk) 10:17, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Mediation[edit]

The Mediation Cabal: Request for case participation
Dear Smoovedogg: Hello, my name is MacMed; I'm a mediator from the Mediation Cabal, an informal mediation initiative here on Wikipedia. You've recently been named as a dispute participant in a mediation request here:
[[{{{1}}}]]

I'd like to invite you to join this mediation to try to get this dispute resolved, if you wish to do so; note, however, it is entirely your choice whether or not you participate, and if you don't wish to take part in it that's perfectly alright. Please read the above request and, if you do feel that you'd like to take part, please make a note of this on the mediation request page. If you have any questions or queries relating to this or any other dispute, please do let me know; I'll try my best to help you out. Thank you very much. Best regards,

Regards, MacMedtalkstalk 01:17, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Little Richard. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform several reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. When in dispute with another editor you should first try to discuss controversial changes to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. If that proves unsuccessful you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. Please stop the disruption, otherwise you may be blocked from editing. Aussie Ausborn (talk) 22:02, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your input. There are disruptions from people who are not discussiong the proposed changes prior to doing so. I have working on this section from the beginning and people are jumping in and removing things that are justified.--Smoovedogg (talk) 22:45, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Please note that edit warring usually results in at least a 1 to 2 week block or more depending on how much you guys were being silly on here. Just resolve the solution now, or a report may be sent in.(Zaxby (talk) 02:22, 20 August 2009 (UTC))


Thanks for your post on my talk page. I don't think informal mediation has any meaningful downside. In fact, by taking part in some form of dispute resolution, your far less likely to blocked. The other parties have signed up to these ground rules. Could you have a look at them, and tell me what you think? I'm obviously happy to clarify any items that you're not sure about. I guess the most important aspect is that my role as informal mediator is merely to assist the parties reaching consensus - I don't have any authority to impose a solution. PhilKnight (talk) 18:38, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Smoovedogg, following your recent post on The Source of Wiki Power's talk page, I should probably tell you that although it isn't apparent from looking at his page, he has been blocked indefinitely for conduct unrelated to the Little Richard article. Just to let you know in case he doesn't reply. PhilKnight (talk) 10:33, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for this info. I only want participation from those who will be professional in his or her conduct and was hoping that would be the case if they were to continue to be involved. As somewhat of a newcomers compared to many others, I wish I understood how to navigate through Wiki better because through examination of the talk pages(and histories where information has been 'deleted') of at least one other user, I am finding what appears to be 'unfair practice' occuring, on the part of at least one user who was 'on the other side of the fence' of the user who was recently blocked. This practice has been trickling into the Little Richard page, riding the rails with the 'informal mediation effort, and possibly tainting the editorial process.--Smoovedogg (talk) 14:00, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

complaint[edit]

Are you aware of this [4] Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts#Problems with Wiki Libs? If you are having problems with a user and have documented them, I might suggest you do something similar... Luminifer (talk) 20:24, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

I am not familiar with wiki and how to lodge complaints, as I am fairly new. But I have been gathering evidence and will proceed with further action along with others who have similar complaints if people help me along with this. Also if thee is a case for any legal action outside of Wiki, I will move forward with this as well. I have focued a lot of time on improving the Little Richrd article to make it more accurate, but LR is lightning rod for controversy. In the outset I went overboard by inserting too much information and agree that it was not very encyclopedic. But I have been studying FAs and have been working within these parametres recently. I have contributed accurate information to sections of the article that are standing the test of time and now the article is more accurate (eg. intro, influence section, and the start of the bio). I remain committed to working on this and ensuring that I am entirely accurate with my references/citations, even if some of us have to contend with editors who are so narrow-minded that you could blind them in both eyes with the head of a pin.--Smoovedogg (talk) 22:36, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

By the way, LR has had enormous influence on a number of musical genres (R&B/Rock n Roll/Rock/Soul/Funk/Contemporary Christian) but when one tries to mention examples (with citations), there is great jealousy from some fans of other rock n roll pioneers who go wild and delete them. An example is that LR was a first major rock n roll influence to key artists, such as Otis Redding, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Bob Seger and Angus Young from AC/DC (some of the biggest selling artists of the last century), but they are quickly deleted. Bob Seger, John Fogerty and Rod Stewart remain but whenever it indicates that LR was "a frist" major rock n roll inspiration it is removed and replaced with amoung the first major rock n roll influences. Some will fight tooth and nail to keep out any reference of the article to him having been the first to do anything.--Smoovedogg (talk) 22:36, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

I responded to your post on the wiki alert. Notice how I posted the pieces of your conversation there. If you have more like this, I guess you can either attach it to the current complaint, or start a new one (if not now, in the future, assuming nothing comes of this)... Hope that helps.. Luminifer (talk) 01:15, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the info Luminifer. I will appeal the below block. It came sudden and without warning. I was not aware of the rule regarding taking legal action if warranted.--Smoovedogg (talk) 07:30, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Indefintely blocked for making legal threats[edit]

Stop x nuvola.svg
You have been indefinitely blocked from editing for making legal threats or taking legal action. You are not allowed to edit Wikipedia as long as the threats stand or the legal action is unresolved. If you believe that a legal action is warranted, you may contact our information team at info-en@wikimedia.org and they may forward it to our legal counsel or a more appropriate venue. If you believe this block is unjustified you may contest this block by adding the text {{unblock|Your reason here}} below, but you should read our guide to appealing blocks first. MuZemike 05:05, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Artículo bueno.svg

Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

User has rescinded legal threat here.

Request handled by: Smashvilletalk 19:02, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.

Can you please point to the WP:DIFF of the legal threat at issue and declare that you unequivocally withdraw the threat, i.e., that you do not intend to undertake legal action?  Sandstein  09:49, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Ditto. Sandstein: I'm thinking it's this one. I, too, was trying to hunt it down. :P But yeah, Smoovedogg: I came to say the same thing as Sandstein in reviewing the block. Basically all we're looking for is something very explicitly saying that you are rescinding any/all outstanding legal threats made on Wikipedia. In reading your unblock request, it says that your future behavior regarding legal action will presumably adhere to our policies, but still doesn't account for any outstanding legal threats—only future ones. --slakrtalk / 10:16, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
It may be helpful to point out and link to exactly what policies this is at odds with - I personally am unaware of them, and it's likely this user is as well. Luminifer (talk) 12:44, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
No legal threats. As detailed on that page, threatening to take legal action (or talking about investigating legal action) is grounds for an indefinite block for the duration of the proceedings, with the rationale that it would be extremely easy for libel disputes to dissolve into arguments over who has more lawyers if users could just threaten to sue each other. Not that any legal action in this case would have a leg to stand on. --King Öomie 14:42, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

(outdent) Thank you for your questions and comments. Please be advised that I rescind any/all outstanding legal threats made on Wikipedia, and I reiterate that future behavior will adhere to Wiki policies regarding same. Thank you again for your prompt intervention.--Smoovedogg (talk) 18:35, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

I remain committed to working to make articles more accurate and more encyclopedic. Unfortunately, there are some users who understand how to make articles more encyclopedic and are outstanding editors but are sorely lacking in knowledge of the topics that they are editing. Further, cliques of users (note: sometimes one editor is a number of users) that have worked together in the past will back each other and support users that edit articles without commenting and or responding to comments in a professional and open-minded manner. I am only contributing to articles pertaining to subjects with which I have expertise. I am also learning how to write FAs (I thank some users for giving me advice along the way) and am looking forward to continue to shape articles to become the best on the net. Wikipedia can be fun but challenging. I don't doubt that I have ruffled the feathers of some users being a new kid on the block with little knowledge of the many Wiki policies but I have recieved comments and other feedback that has encouraged me in my development as a Wiki editor and that there are others who feel the way I do as a new and developing user/editor. I thank everyone who reads this for taking time to do so, and please do your best to encourage new editors/users that show potential to become great Wiki editors.--Smoovedogg (talk) 18:35, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

[5] Luminifer (talk) 23:53, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Little Richard[edit]

Hello Smoovedogg. I always like to say "you're welcome" when someone thanks me, but in this case, it was actually ClueBot that reverted the vandalism you speak of (at Little Richard), and not me. I appreciate the fact that you've taken time to thank another Wikipedian for good editing, but ClueBot deserves all the credit for that one... I was just the link-disambiguator. Happy editing, and good luck with your efforts at Little Richard. :) -- WikHead (talk) 21:34, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


Bots again[edit]

What SmackBot does is pretty much automated so I don't really have full knowledge of each article. Rich Farmbrough, 22:35, 28 October 2009 (UTC).


File copyright problem with File:Larry Williams - cropped.jpg[edit]

Copyright-problem.svg

Thank you for uploading File:Larry Williams - cropped.jpg. However, it currently is missing information on its copyright status. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. It may be deleted soon, unless we can determine the license and the source of the file. If you know this information, then you can add a copyright tag to the image description page.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their license and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thanks again for your cooperation. ww2censor (talk) 02:31, 22 November 2009 (UTC)


File copyright problem with File:Larry williams.jpg[edit]

Copyright-problem.svg

Thank you for uploading File:Larry williams.jpg. However, it currently is missing information on its copyright status. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. It may be deleted soon, unless we can determine the license and the source of the file. If you know this information, then you can add a copyright tag to the image description page.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their license and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thanks again for your cooperation. ww2censor (talk) 02:32, 22 November 2009 (UTC)


Orphaned non-free image (File:Larry williams.jpg)[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Larry williams.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. ww2censor (talk) 02:33, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Smoovedogg. You have new messages at Sabrebd's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Hendrix and Little Richard[edit]

Hello Smoovedogg. I've noticed that you keep re-adding back the incorrect info about Hendrix and Richard. Your sources for Jimi playing with Richard before the Isleys is 100% wrong. Every Hendrix source I own (35+ books) tells it differently. Also, while Richard deserves a untold amount of credit for influencing people, his stories about Hendrix have been roundly debunked by even Richard's own roadies and Hendrix himself. Players in Richard's band wore whatever Richard allowed (read told) them to wear, Hendrix did not start dressing like Richard out of mimickry, something Richard, by all accounts except his own, would not allow. Only Richard dressed fancy, period. Nobody in his side-band upstaged him or they were fired. GabeMc (talk|contribs) 22:14, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Also, please try to keep in mind that the White source is an as told to account directly from Richard, making him the primary source for how influencial he is/was. Any source that has Jimi playing with Richard before the Isleys is making a chronological error that all the reliable sources on Hendrix that I own do not make. Are McDermott, Unterberger, Doggett, Black, Shadwick, Cross, Shapiro, Glebbeek, Roby and Schreiber all wrong? P.S. http://www.earlyhendrix.com/richard-menu-recordings is not a WP:RS, but what it actually says is: "Based on those listing Jimi only played on one Little Richard studio session, most likely recorded in New York City in early 1965." All http://rockhall.com/inductees/little-richard/timeline/ says is that Hendrix was "unknown" in 1964, when he played with Richard's backing-band, not that Hendrix's first recordings ever were with Richard, two very different things. Lastly, while I really want to WP:AGF, you appear to be riding the edge of pushing a pro-Richard POV, at Hendrix and elsewhere. Every Hendrix source I am aware of roundly disputes the White source which is again, a "story" told to White by Little Richard as much as it is an "historic account".GabeMc (talk|contribs) 22:14, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 28[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Little Richard, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Roy Brown (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 12:50, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 4[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Little Richard, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Newark, New Brighton and J.W. Alexander (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:33, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Bob Dylan[edit]

Just wanted to let you know your addition at Bob Dylan may get reverted because its sourced to Bob Dylan's own website - this falls under self published info - pls read over WP:SELFPUBLISH... just need to find a ref not affiliated with Bob Dylan.Moxy (talk) 20:45, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 25[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Little Richard discography (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added links pointing to Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Head On (album), Last Man Standing, Jimmy Lewis and Young Guns

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:22, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Dupe links on Little Richard's article.[edit]

There was no need to add a link that was already there. The Britannica link is there, it was edited in a different format. Read the article before editing the page. Thanks. BrothaTimothy (talk · contribs) 03:56, 11 March 2013 (UTC)