Talk:Mel Blanc

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Description of Blanc[edit]

An editor is edit warring over my change to the description in the lede graf and the infobox of what Blanc did. Let's look at the choices:

  • Voice actor - definitely accurate, he did many voices for many cartoons
  • Actor - definitely accurate - he played many small parts on The Jack Benny Show, both on radio and on television. He was almost never "Mel Blanc", he always had a character name. This is acting.
  • Comedian - Well.... not in the sense that we mean by "comedian" today, which is someone who does stand-up. In another era an actor who specialized in comic parts would be called a "comedian", but that usage has almost completely fallen away. Therefore, in today's parlance, it's more accurate to say that he was a...
  • Comic actor - All his acting parts were comic in nature
  • Radio personality - Not really. Benny was a radio personality, Bing Crosby was a radio personality, Blanc appeared a lot on radio, that's not the same thing.

Therefore, I think that the description should be "comic actor and voice actor". That covers pretty much everythiong Blanc did in his career. The editor in question keeps reverting to "Voice actor, comedian and radio personality". For the reasons given yabove, I do not believe that these are an accurate description of what Blanc did in his long career. BMK (talk) 03:58, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

  • I'm sorry, I didn't mean too, I was just trying to keeps articles perfect with correct information and stuff, and I apologize, for what happened. FrozenFan2 (talk) 04:07, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Another possible description could be "comic and voice actor"; it's less repetitive in the use of "actor". Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:57, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Except the word "comic" by itself has a different connotation than "comic actor". "Voice and comic actor" might be OK, though. BMK (talk) 06:01, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Also, I wasn't even edit warring, was trying to keep it the way it is, because it looks better before int he old versionFrozenFan2 (talk) 12:51, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

I just like it the way it is before, because it's much better that way, can't we just keep it the way it is before instead of edit warring. FrozenFan2 (talk) 00:45, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Radio Personality[edit]

Isn't he a radio personality too? because, it even says in the article that he spend some of his sixty-plus-year career performing in radio. FrozenFan2 (talk) 00:43, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

I just want it the way it was before, "Voice actor, radio personality, comedian" because it looks a lot better that way, and he did spend some of his early career on radio. FrozenFan2 (talk) 00:46, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

No, we discussed this. My reasons are above. He was nver a radio "personality" he was a radio performer. Please stop screwing around the artcile when you clearly know very little about the subject. BMK (talk) 02:35, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Geesh, calm down. I didn't even screw up with anything, it was just a question, geeesh. FrozenFan2 (talk) 18:06, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I probably shouldn't have never asked this question, sorry BMK. FrozenFan2 (talk) 23:51, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

No, it's not the same, as has been discussed. You should drop this before it gets you blocked for WP:Tendentious editing. BMK (talk) 22:01, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I did already. I already dropped it in the past, all I can say is I'm sorry, say it to me in a nice way, please. FrozenFan2 (talk) 22:33, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I will end this discussion now, sorry if I made a big deal out of all this. I will leave it the way it is, end of story!, ok!, are you happy now!?! All I can say is for the last time once again, I'm sorry. I hate it when a user is rude to me. FrozenFan2 (talk) 23:57, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

If you won't stop being mean and rude to me for my mistake, I will have no choice but to retire myself from the wiki! FrozenFan2 (talk) 23:59, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Radio actor[edit]

Instead of putting radio personality back in the infobox, should we put in, "radio actor" instead? or no? because it will make it sound a little better, If not, then I will leave it the way it is. FrozenFan2 (talk) 00:23, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Note: End of this discussion. FrozenFan2 (talk) 00:00, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

The Aristocats, The Sword in the Stone and Lady and the Tramp[edit]

He's in those films as what IMDb said he is credited in the cast lists. As I've been told before, IMDb is not a source. So I need to find a better one next time. FrozenFan2 (talk) 18:37, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Have you read WP:RS/IMDB so that you understand why IMDB is not a reliable source? Basically, it's because readers of IMDB can add information to cast lists and other parts of the site, and IMDB is not very good about checking up to see if the information is accurate. This makes the site unreliable. Try using TCM.COM and Allmovie.com, which do not accept reader's input and are considered tobe reliable sources. BMK (talk) 18:44, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Personally, I think it's highly unlikely that Blanc would do voices for Disney while under contract to Warner Bros. BMK (talk) 18:45, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Anything stated at IMDB is not evidence that he did voice work in those films. It is a well known fact that IMDB does not fact check info submitted there. So based on this edit summary someone submitted the info at IMDb and, when it showed up there, you added it here. MarnetteD|Talk 18:47, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I don't have to now anymore, because I'm retired now. FrozenFan2 (talk) 19:03, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Well, you put a "retired" banner on your talk page, but you're still editing, and still reverting people who remove unsourced information. Putting a "retired" banner up doesn't protect you from people correcting your errors. BMK (talk) 20:23, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
You need to read WP:DIVA. This is not your playground, we are doing serious work here, and you must follow the same rules as everyone else. If you're retired, then stop editing, you've now made three "last edits before retiring", all of them after you put up the "retired" banner.
(BTW, I'd rather be having this conversation on your talk page, but that's impossible since you simply delete everything that's posted there that criticizes you in the smallest way - thus, the conversation has to be here, in a pubic place that you do not control.) BMK (talk) 20:27, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I'm still retired no matter what!, so that's that OK! FrozenFan2 (talk) 20:31, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

And yet you are still editing articles. An odd definition of the word 'retired', no? --Ebyabe talk - Inspector General ‖ 20:35, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

No I'm not, so stop. FrozenFan2 (talk) 20:43, 11 July 2015 (UTC)