Talk:The Thing from Another World

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External Links?[edit]

Is it permitted to enclose an external link for a site where the film in question is reviewed and presented? The external link points to a site run by a published film writer, director, actor and television personality in Tokyo, Japan (English language).


I am trying to keep the link to The Cinemated Man alive and well because it is informative, useful and the author is a recognized authority.

But each day the links are removed under the guise of 'personal website'. The Cinemated Man site is published by blogspot and the editors are removing it for that reason or claiming the edit is 'spam'.

First of all, it is clearly not spam.

Secondly, even though is is published by blogspot, it is not a daily blog but rather a film review and presentation site. The site is non profit and contains no ads of any kind - not even ad sense, it is informational and is not a 'social networking' entity such as Myspace or Facebook.

Finally, the inclusion of The Cinemated Man link on Wikipedia is a helpful resource for those interested in the films in question. Keeping the link alive can only add to the wealth of resources at Wikipedia. Deleting it can only narrow Wiki's scope.

Also, the external links to Google Video, which has the film in its entirety are also being removed by the same editors for the same reasons. Humbleradio (talk) 01:49, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest?[edit]

"Conflict of interest is not a reason to delete an article, but lack of notability is."

Why are you deleting the link without discussing the issue? Why are you not letting the community decide whether or not the link is spam, self promotion, or conflict of interest?

Your actions are that of vandalism. I am at a loss as to why you feel the need to squelch certain links, and yet let other remain, even those that are invalid and pointing to inactive sites.

Please explain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Humbleradio (talkcontribs) 03:25, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

The Film's Title[edit]

It is my experience (although I'm sure that contemporary usage will support it) that the film was universally called simply The Thing, with its extended title forgotten, for three decades. The " ... From Another World" only resurfaced in order to distinguish it from the remake when that project came along. WHPratt (talk) 13:38, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

Why are my edits being reverted and considered vandalism? All I'm doing is updating the infox according to the manual of style. Which now include screenplay fields, based on fields and studio fields.173.88.129.35 (talk) 20:58, 25 October 2010 (UTC)