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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013[edit]


The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 6, No. 1 — 1st Quarter, 2013
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Precious again[edit]

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questions and help
Thank you for your helpful gnomish presence and thoughtful questions in general, particularly supporting 28bytes! I am not the first one to notice: you are an awesome Wikipedian (8 February and 16 April 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:34, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 202nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:15, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks again. Although it makes me feel pretty old to think that this was two years ago already... xD Regards SoWhy 21:52, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Suit (cards)[edit]

You wrote: "Undid revision 621527776 by DreamGuy (talk) not every entry in the section might be notable but deleting the whole section isn't the solution. For example, the use in the Bartle Test is notable"

I wrote: "Undid revision 621539956 by SoWhy (talk) if you believe some are notable, why don't you restore only the ones you think are notable instead of blind reverting? I think none are notable"

You wrote: "Undid revision 623247950 by DreamGuy (talk) per WP:PRESERVE that would have been your job, not mine, but in the spirit of avoiding further revert-warring, I did it for you. Also added a source"

I think you are reading the section you linked to wrong. It says to preserve things that are appropriate. You are the one who thinks they are appropriate, not me, so you need to do the preserving. How am I supposed to know to preserve something you think you want?

To the contrary, if you revert an edit when you are only opposed to a small part of it, it is up to you to make an edit that actually supports what you say you think should be done instead of just everything someone else did. You say above you only did so to avoid an edit war, but you should always do it, just as a matter of good faith editing. Blind reverting is counterproductive and needlessly confrontational. DreamGuy (talk) 02:15, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I disagree. WP:PRESERVE says you shouldn't just delete everything because some of it might not be worth preserving but instead only remove those parts that clearly have to be removed because they can't be salvaged. If there is a need to revise some parts, tagging the problem is better than removing the potentially useful information. An edit summary like "majority of section nothing but nonnotable trivia" demonstrates imho that a) you understood that some information was indeed notable (hence the "majority") but removed it regardless and b) thought "nonnotable trivia" is actually a justification to delete information that might be "trivia" in your eyes but where you have not checked the notability. For example, the use of playing card symbols for military units is a well documented and sourced aspect of those units' histories and thus clearly notable.
As for the subject at hand, I think noting notable examples of how a subject has been used in other contexts is appropriate and quite a number of articles that are considered well-written include such sections (e g. from the recent TFAs list: Aston Villa F.C.#In popular culture, Willie wagtail#Cultural depictions, American white ibis#In culture). So I think it's clear consensus that such examples are actually appropriate.
Last but not least: As for avoiding an edit war, you were the one who broke the WP:BRD-cycle by reverting my revert instead of discussing, so I think your point about WP:AGF and how "Blind reverting is counterproductive and needlessly confrontational" cuts both ways.
Regards SoWhy 21:34, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Coding[edit]

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Proposed deletion of UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa[edit]

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Unremarkable hotel and spa.

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