Talk:Melissa Benoist

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If she were Canadian, it would be Ben-wah. (talk) 06:56, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 January 2017[edit]

Birth place conflict. One states Littleton, Colorado (Under Early Life), the other states Harris County, Texas (in summary Box). (talk) 02:00, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

It looks like Vanity Fair says Houston and TV Guide says Littleton. The ref for the Hollywood Reporter also lists Littleton, but only as her hometown and not birthplace.  B E C K Y S A Y L E 06:24, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Can you please edit the article to reflect that? Eg. remove Harris County from the summary box and place it along Littleton in the Early Life section while mentioning both references. Or, put both places in the summary box and under early life for consistency. (talk) 19:31, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 May 2017[edit]

Melissa Benoist was born in 1989, not 1988. Melissa and her management team would like this clarified. Thank you. Rdishell (talk) 21:40, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Both currently cited sources say she was born in 1988. If there are any reliable sources which contradict that, you have to provide them here. If not, it's a textbook case of WP:OR I'm afraid. ChamithN (talk) 22:11, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Melissa is dating Chris Wood[edit]

Melissa is dating Chris but they havent said do themselves. Though they have been spotted together mutipule times, even kissing Jessiewiki12345 (talk) 17:17, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Since no reliable sources confirm this, it cannot be added to article. --Ebyabe talk - Union of Opposites ‖ 18:39, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
It shouldn't be added even if a WP:RS can be produced – the transitory dating lives of celebrities are not what we do here. This is an encyclopedia, not a tabloid rag. Come back if they've been together for more than a year, and are reported to be together in multiple WP:RSs. --IJBall (contribstalk) 01:26, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Chris Woods[edit]

Stop adding that Melissa and Chris are dating. They have not come out and talked about their relationship publicly, and even if they are dating, they've only been dating maybe 6 months. Stop changing it (as the above comment states). --QueerFilmNerd (talk) 22:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

edit request[edit]

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... a spelling error? English, motherfucker, do you speak it?

Enough is enough. I've had it with these motherfucking spelling errors on this motherfucking article!

It's "high school" not "hight school". How come you college motherfuckers think you run everything? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:200:c000:da:a00a:6c3d:5138:3dc5 (talkcontribs) 06:14, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

 Done. Thank you for your vigilance and for your kind words. Please report here (or edit the article when the protection expires) if you unearth more errors. Politrukki (talk) 08:28, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Instagram and WP:RS[edit]

Hi Bonaniiiia and ScrapIronIV can we please sort out the personal life edit around Benoist depression and it coming from her personal Instagram account. While I agree that normally we wouldn't use instagram as it isn't a WP:RS under WP:BLPSELFPUB I tend to agree that it can be keep as it is from her official account and is only about herself. If that isn't correct, I'm happy to hear why but think it needs to be discussed instead of the constant reverts. NZFC(talk) 20:31, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Even if it is a confirmed Instagram account, it cannot be used for personal information about the subject. It is a WP:PRIMARY source, and Wikipedia uses secondary sources for WP:BLP information. As an encyclopedia, Wikipedia does not publish unverified information directly from the subject of an article. Any celebrity can say anything they want about themselves - that does not mean that it gets published in their biographical article. ScrpIronIV 20:37, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
We should add it. she just announced it on October 1, 2017 on her instagram account and supported the site that helps defeating the stigma surrounding mental illness. I also think we should add her parents divorce in her early life, that's an important part about her upbringing. Bonaniiiia (talk) 20:41, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
This is an encyclopedia entry, not a fan page. What gets entered is that which is encyclopedically notable, not every piece of cruft that comes along. If she has launched a website because of an issue with depression, that gets included when somebody (besides herself!) writes about it. Otherwise, it is self published, and self promotional. It's as simple as that. By your edit history, it seems you are a fan, as this is the only topic you seem to be editing. Wikipedia has standards that fan pages do not have. As you have now crossed the bright line of WP:3RR I will invite you to revert yourself, so that I don't have to file a report which could easily get you blocked. ScrpIronIV 20:47, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Just one thing with regards to have to use primary sources on BLP articles, that isn't correct. There are cases where a primary source can be used as per WP:BLPSTYLE "and in some circumstances what the subjects have published about themselves." Which is why her official Instagram account admitting that she has depression isn't controversial and I feel it could be used. Bonaniiiia I agree with ScrapIronIV on that one, it comes from an unreliable source so can't be added and site can't be mention as she hasn't really mentioned it and nothing to suggest she is actually part of it apart from the one promotional picture NZFC(talk) 20:49, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

What? So someone else talk about is more reliable than herself Bonaniiiia (talk) 20:52, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Actually, no. Celebrities have been known to tell specific falsehoods about their birth dates (wanting to appear younger) or claim to be any number of things that could help them promote their careers, or promote the causes that they believe in. This is precisely why Wikipedia uses secondary sources - independent, reliable, third-party sources which are known for a history of editorial fact-checking. This is also why fans should not update the pages of the objects of their affections. I have nothing against Ms. Benoist, and wish her well in her endeavors - but that does not mean that I will take everything she says as gospel truth. ScrpIronIV 21:06, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you ScrapIronIV I'm happy for it to be left out around her Instagram post, it also maybe a case of too soon and her story around her depression maybe picked up and written about later anyway if she continues with this promotion of it. NZFC(talk) 21:16, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
I have no issue against the material, just its source. If someone else writes about it, I'm happy to include it. I would also be personally pleased if she does have a successful campaign to raise awareness of depression and anxiety. I am certain someone will pick up on it, and write about it, and then we can include it in a couple of weeks. Happy editing! ScrpIronIV 21:20, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

[1] Bonaniiiia (talk) 19:53, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi Bonaniiiia, so it was just a case of too soon trying to get the bit around Mental health added. With that link coming from a a secondary source, I have added back in what she has said about admitting to her depression. NZFC(talk) 20:12, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
Actually, it is largely because EliteDaily is a questionable source; basically an infotainment/tabloid online journal. I'll leave it be, but folks really do need to read WP:RS. ScrpIronIV 20:35, 4 October 2017 (UTC)