User talk:Steam5

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Just a friendly request to use the 'minor edit' checkbox when doing a minor edit. Makes it much easier for us wikipedia addicts to manage our watchlist :) Thx. --Kickstart70 23:37, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

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Buses WikiProject[edit]

I notice that you have edited lists of bus routes recently. You might be interested in helping with the new WikiProject buses, especially the proposed Bus route list guide. We are also working out when a bus route should have its own article and other issues. --NE2 15:35, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Grégory Charles[edit]

For what it's worth, while I personally agree with your move — and I also absolutely, flatly refuse to link to Céline Dion without an accent in it, too — I just wanted to bring to your attention the edit in which it was originally moved to the unaccented title. Bearcat (talk) 02:50, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for checking things out. I realize that you are just trying to help and I don't think you were being mean to me. It's just that often it better to check things and discuss before reverting. In fact, the IMDb isn't really the most reliable source; the best source for something like this is Charles' own website. Since this is how he spells his name on all of his material, I think it is a fair guess that this is how it is spelled. It makes sense too (I come from Quebec). Grégoire is spelt with an accent, but Grégory just isn't a French name. Anyway, thank you for looking into it, and for agreeing to move the article back again. --Slp1 (talk) 02:54, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Natasha Yi[edit]

Instead of having an administrator put a note on the page, why don't you try adding references to establish verifiability. Here's a link on what are and are not considered reliable sources. And Template:Cite_web should give you a good format to follow. If you have problems in the future, consider going to the biographies of living persons noticeboard or you can request page protection for repeated vandalism. I know you want an administrator to say "Steam5 was right" on the page, but we're not going to do that. Instead, source the article, and if this comes up again, you'll have no problem asserting that you are in fact correct. AniMatetalk 18:15, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Here's the way a reference should look <ref>{{cite web | title= | url= | work= | publisher= | date= | accessdate=2009-05-10}}</ref>
Here's what it would look like in an article:
Natasha Yi was born in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natasha Yi". AskMen.com. IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
Now, you can copy and paste my example into the article, but you really should get to work on sourcing the rest of the article. Also, if you want to use the AskMen.com page to source multiple statements, all you'll have to type now is <ref name="AskMen"/>. AniMatetalk 18:49, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Well you did the bare minimal. The reference looks fine. Now you need to source the rest of the article. --AniMatetalk 20:16, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

You don't need anymore help. Just do the same thing as you did for her birthday. You found a source (AskMen.com), I've shown you how to use the "cite web" template. Now just do the same thing for all of the other statements. Find a source stating she was the first Asian American on The Price Is Right. Find a source for her magazine appearances. Find a source for her movie appearances. Find a source for her motorcycle. Find a source for comic strip...etc, etc, etc. AniMatetalk 20:37, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

How you should've handled this problem[edit]

  1. - Asked the IP where they were getting their information from - it's entirely possible they had found a source stating 1981
  2. - Found a RELIABLE source for the 1979 figure (IMDB doesn't cut it!)
  3. - Reinserted the 1979 date cited to the reliable source and notified the IP you'd done this, why you'd done so and inviting them to check the source
  4. - If the IP persisted in changing the year without explanation/source/discussion reported him to WP:AIV for admin assistance.

Exxolon (talk) 18:28, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Your moves of stations to use incorrect dashes[edit]

Just because the organizations do not use the dashes does not mean that Wikipedia should not use incorrect typography. We use dashes in titles where correct irregardless of what websites do; for example see Herbig–Haro object, a featured article. Please revert your moves. Dabomb87 (talk) 20:21, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

See also the station names at List of Santa Clara VTA Light Rail stations, List of Bay Area Rapid Transit stations, List of Washington Metro stations etc. Dabomb87 (talk) 20:27, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Not a problem, thanks for your understanding. Dabomb87 (talk) 00:23, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Vancouver Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Meetup[edit]

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png For your work on the Northrop Frye article......good additions on the life/work of a brilliant man! Bddmagic (talk) 03:46, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

List of designated places in Quebec[edit]

Hi Steam5, I started the above article yesterday. Would you mind auditing the wikilinks to the various designated places to avoid redirects (just as you did at List of census agglomerations in Quebec and List of population centres in Quebec), and resolve any redlinked designated places that may have articles at other titles? Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 02:18, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for taking a look. I've completed the straight French to English translations, and will ask Bearcat to confirm the translations and check for redirects on this as well as the other provincial designated places lists created. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 02:03, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

I posted to its talk page about why many if not most of the items in the list are problematic and should probably not be wikilinked. -- P.T. Aufrette (talk) 19:25, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Category:Steampunk music[edit]

Category:Steampunk music was nominated for deletion at WP:CFD October 4, and the discussion was closed by me as "delete".

Following further discussion with interested editors, I have re-listed the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2012 November 14#Category:Steampunk_music, where your comments will be welcome.

This notice is being sent to all the editors who participated in the original discussion, and also to those who posted on my talk page aboutr the closure. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 11:15, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Highways[edit]

Just for the record, a highway that passes through multiple municipalities does not belong in the eponymous category for every individual municipality that it happens to pass through. If the municipality has a dedicated "Transport in City" subcategory, then a highway can be added to that (although even then it's an open question as to whether there's any actual value in that), but the highway doesn't belong directly in the main "City" category for any city that doesn't have a transport subcat — especially if it's a highway that's 2,000 miles long and could thus need to be added to 50 or 100 such categories. Wikipedia has rules about "category bloat", by which we avoid obsessively subcategorizing things on minor distinctions (e.g. subdividing MPs by every individual session of Parliament that they sat in, major provincial highways by every individual city or town that they happen to pass through, etc.) that could lead to articles sitting in dozens of too-narrowly-distinguished or mostly-overlapping categories simultaneously. Bearcat (talk) 15:43, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Splitting of Category:Ice hockey people from Ontario[edit]

Having closed Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 August 12#Category:Ice hockey people from Detroit, and implemented the closure, I started to get worried about the size of Category:Ice hockey people from Ontario - currently almost at 1,200. A currently open discussion, Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 August 13#Category:Ice hockey people from Markham, Ontario, proposes upmerging more articles there. Being that you participated in one or both of these discussions, you may be interested in a related discussion at Category talk:Ice hockey people from Ontario#Splitting of this category. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 13:37, 21 August 2014 (UTC)