User talk:Starswept

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May 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the encyclopedia, but when you add or change content, as you did to the article Spencer Pratt, please cite a reliable source for the content of your edit. This is particularly important when adding or changing any facts or figures and helps maintain our policy of verifiability. Take a look at Wikipedia:Citing sources for information about how to cite sources and the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Specifically, tabloids are not reliable sources. Terrillja talk 03:45, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

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Kevin Rutherford (talk) 03:36, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Would Appreciate Your Input[edit]

Would appreciate your opinion on Talk:Halle Berry. I see this image better for the infobox and would like to reach a consensus, since another editor contends that this very bad image is better. Helliea (talk) 21:06, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

gossip[edit]

I see that you at least found a credible source so I won't take it out again, but that isn't my main point. There's no reason for an encyclopedia to attempt to keep track of who any particular celebrity may be dating at any given instant. That's the function of gossip tabloids and entertainment columnns, not biographies.—Kww(talk) 21:29, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Okay, so say so from the start. You claimed the issue was that the source was a "gossip rag", and said "If you can find a source that 'isn't' a gossip rag that pays attention to this, it may conceivably be worth a section". I fulfilled your request and added sources from non-"rags". I did what you said, the end. If your issue is the larger philosophy of whether Wikipedia should keep tabs on who people are dating, then start a more holistic discussion somewhere on Wikipedia about that. No real reason for it to center particularly on one given actress's BLP when it's pretty standard on many other celebrity articles to state who they are dating or have dated as long as it can be reliably sourced. Starswept (talk) 21:34, 30 May 2013 (UTC)Starswept
I descibed it as "trivial gossip" from the start, and think "it may conceivably be worth a section" should have conveyed my disdain for the material. I do routinely remove such things from any article where I happen to notice it.—Kww(talk) 21:37, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
I guess we have a different interpretation of the word "gossip". When you labelled it as "gossip", I interpreted that as "unsubstantiated rumour" or "idle chatter that has not been confirmed to be true or untrue", which I found to be inaccurate, since Michele and Monteith have both very publicly discussed their relationship numerous times. People have different opinions. While you might have "disdain" for such material, I tend to believe that it's better to include such information, when it can be properly sourced and neutrally stated, to avoid having fans of the celebrity continuously adding and removing the material without proper sources. Starswept (talk) 21:45, 30 May 2013 (UTC)Starswept