User talk:Willondon

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Marie Schrader[edit]

Are there any sources that you know of that can be used to edit the section on Marie Schrader in List of Breaking Bad characters? Thebuck093 (talk) 22:11, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you're looking for. To be honest, the character description seems pretty complete as it is. Sources for this sort of thing tend to be books, newspapers and magazines dealing with entertainment, critics, trade magazines, etc. In some cases, a lack of secondary sources can be overlooked if the work (TV series, here) speaks for itself. Willondon (talk) 02:38, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Patty and Selma[edit]

Why is the page still listed under the category "LGBT characters in animation" even though you undid the edit where I said Patty is a lesbian? Thebuck093 (talk) 05:01, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Probably a matter of timing. The Wikipedia software will need some time to process my reversal. I immediately reversed my edit, so it will be interesting to see if it remains in the category, or briefly is removed, then reinstated. With Wikipedia, patience is the key. Willondon (talk) 05:08, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Removal of Tenacious D link on Dave Grohl page[edit]

Since Dave Grohl is the drummer on every Tenacious D album, he has a strong link with the band. He is often even considered a full member of the band. I don't get why my addition of Tenacious D on the Dave Grohl page was reversed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.83.30.122 (talk) 15:54, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Your edit was reversed because of my ignorance and lack of research. In exchange for you correcting that, I've corrected the article. Willondon (talk) 16:13, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Zeitgeist (film series)[edit]

I noticed you did revert an edit on the Zeitgeist (flim series) page. There is currently a discussion about what should go in the lede see Talk:Zeitgeist_(film_series)#Edit_war_discussion, input is welcome. Regards Jonpatterns (talk) 14:17, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Midas02[edit]

Firstly, I'd like to thank you for your assistance so far. You are definitely not overstepping any boundaries, the edits you've made to my talk page are absolutely appropriate and welcome. As for our friend there, it seems that my venture into Wikipedia is a tricky one... first PIC and now him. He seems to edit exclusively disambiguation links and pages, and my guess would be that it makes him feel like the "master of that domain". I've been defending the disambiguation page for a bit now, since he's been force feeding that Aussie actor in there since yesterday, non-stop. My attempt at a conversation on his talk page was met with more hostility and threats. I'd love a bit of advice if possible. EauZenCashHaveIt (I'm All Ears) 00:52, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

When @Midas02: said "I see no other option than to file a block request", I reflected on why when the best option is to do nothing, it is so often overlooked. (I can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself over that.) That might be your best option here, EauZen. Wikipedia will still be here next week, and any damage done in the mean time can be reversed easily. "Relax and take your time" is good advice for all editors.
Phrases like (and I leave you to figure out who said them in what context) "no party to a duel", "our friend there", "sabre has been getting rather rusty", "defending the page", are the talk of editors battling on the ground. They burn out quickly. They react minute by minute, providing the important edits that improve Wikipedia bit by bit. Yet the lasting change is guided by those who take their time to work at Wikipedia's pace.
I do want to give you more specific advice, but I have to think about this, so I'll have a more detailed reply for you later on. Cheers. Willondon (talk) 15:08, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for being a talk page stalker, but I noticed these users have not stopped reverting each other since April 24 (look at the article history for James Jackson). During this two-week period, EauZenCashHaveIt has accumulated 26 reverts, and Midas02 has 25 reverts, with zero discussion. This needs to stop or they should both be reported. I messaged you because I noticed you closed the discussion about this at ANI. Thank you. Drovethrughosts (talk) 12:56, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the note. (Just for the record, another non-admin closed the issue on ANI, saying "per request". They didn't say which request, and I wouldn't characterize my comment as a request, but I can see where that may have been what they were referring to.) Anyway… yes, they're making quite a mess of the edit history there. I guess neither of them liked the "do nothing" option (not even a two day cease-fire in there). It's pretty common knowledge that talk pages are the place to resolve edit wars, so I don't know why people don't use them before it gets to ridiculous proportions like this. I've opened a discussion at Talk:James Jackson#Adding redlinks to disambiguation pages. Hopefully interested editors will find the discussion a lot more fun than watching the same edit get reverted for weeks on end. Willondon (talk) 14:39, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
@Drovethrughosts: If you read this very discussion from the top, you can see that I tried approaching Midas several times for a conversation, but for some reason he believes that I forfeited my right to be heard. I'm not even sure what this is. EauZenCashHaveIt (I'm All Ears) 19:14, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
@EauZenCashHaveIt: I regret that my advice to "do nothing" and "relax and take your time" has not proven useful to you. The great thing about that strategy is that you don't get chewed up by personal squabbles, either your own or someone else's. That's why I try to focus on the articles and the edits themselves. You're kinda harshing my mellow in that respect. Willondon (talk) 20:08, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
@Willondon: I am sorry, you are right. It is very hard to "curl up in the corner" when met by such hostility and repeated "pwning" attempts, and I hope you understand - especially considering the fact that I tried discussing this with Midas several times, only to be met with more hostility. EauZenCashHaveIt (I'm All Ears) 21:22, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off[edit]

Thanks for the note - a wiki-weed is an unnecessary link - if you think it was useful then please revert; there was a spate of creating links for quite unnecessary links which cluttered up pages needlessly. KR Brookie :) { - like the mist, he's here and then gone!} (Whisper...) 12:50, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

@Brookie: Thanks for the reply. I've taken the liberty of reinstating the link. I figure "skip school" is not a phrase you'd find in the dictionary, and many readers might not be familiar with it. (In my day, we they "played hooky".) I had a bit of a chuckle, too, because I'm just now trying to hack away some wikiweeds on the Archie Bunker article. [1]. Cheers. Willondon (talk) 13:07, 28 April 2015 (UTC)