User:Loeba

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What is a "Loeba"?[edit]

I'm not sure but it's my username. What do I do here? Truthfully, not a whole lot these days. I was fairly active between 2011-2013 but it's been intermittent since then, and I can't say editing Wikipedia is a priority for me now. I still think it's an amazing resource, and contribute gradually/periodically. As another user said, I "come and go as [I] please!" The thing that I'm obsessed with is films, of all eras and regions, and my major contributions have all been related to that (actors or directors, as you'll see below). Most of my minor edits and articles I've created are film-related as well. Somehow, I became the joint-subject of a Wikipedia interview!

I try to stay out of the administrative/"behind the scenes" side of Wikipedia as much as possible, since it just gets frustrating and we're meant to be here for fun, right? Many editors get far too caught up in this stuff though. Having some distance from the site really makes you see that a lot of the policies and practices here are silly; most readers won't even notice these specifics. Let's all lighten up :) A perfect summary of how I regard this strange place has been written by another user – I think everybody should read The Wikipedia Bible.

Work[edit]

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Cscr-featured.svg Katharine Hepburn The main reason I signed up to wikipedia (after just using it casually for years) was to improve this page. I love Kate. I'm sure she would've driven me mad in real life, but she was so unique and charismatic; I find her fascinating. Her article was rather inadequate, so I started contributing towards it in the summer of 2011. I ended up rewriting the whole thing, and then carried on perfecting it until—somehow—it got promoted to featured article status in February 2012. I am very proud of this achievement. I get so much joy out of watching and reading about Kate, that it was a pleasure to give her a top-class article.
Today's Featured Article, 12 May 2012 (Hepburn's 105th birthday), 82k views.
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Cscr-featured.svg Julianne Moore This lady is my favourite working actress. I'll watch her in anything, even her dodgy films, because she's always good and just so likeable. Her article was far from great, so I started overhauling it in July 2012. Eventually (with two long wikibreaks inbetween) it was rewritten from top to bottom, and it was promoted to FA in September 2013.
Today's Featured Article, 3 December 2013 (Moore's 53rd birthday), 70k views.
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Cscr-featured.svg Charlie Chaplin Collaborative effort with User:TrueHeartSusie3. Boy was this a big undertaking! We began overhauling it in April 2012, and worked on it intermittently for...well, ages, eventually seeing it promoted to FA in January 2014. It was worth doing though, because Chaplin was an absolute genius and his life is fascinating. Very pleased to have given him the sort of article that he deserves.
Today's Featured Article, 2 February 2014 (centenary of his film debut), 69k views (should have been more!)
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Cscr-featured.svg Philip Seymour Hoffman Joint project with User:Dr. Blofeld. We were gutted when he died, he was such a marvellous actor, so decided to give him a proper article (it was pretty much useless before). We settled with GA for a while, but then decided to push for FA and it was promoted in January 2015. Cool beans!
Today's Featured Article, 2 February 2015 (first anniversary of his death), 47k views.
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Symbol support vote.svg Spencer Tracy This page was pathetically brief, so once Kate's article was finished (late 2011) I began on ST. You can't have a full Katharine Hepburn page and leave his so empty. He was a damn good actor as well. Promoted in June 2012.
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Symbol support vote.svg Emma Thompson Who doesn't love Emma Thompson? She's so lovely, and, as far as I'm concerned, her performance in Wit (2001) is the single greatest piece of acting ever committed to film. Began a complete overhaul in October 2013. Some content by Dr Blofeld, who took it through GAN when I was absent. Promoted in April 2014.
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Symbol support vote.svg Carole Lombard Wonderful comedy actress. I consider her sudden death at the age of 33 to be one of Hollywood's greatest tragedies. Began a complete overhaul in September 2013. Some content by Dr Blofeld, who took it through GAN when I was absent. Promoted in April 2014.
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Symbol wait.svg Wong Kar-wai Truly a brilliant filmmaker, he's become one of my absolute favourites. 2046 is one of the greatest films ever made IMO, and I love virtually all his stuff. Decided to start working on it early in 2015 and am slowly making my way through (delayed by a big wikibreak). International film personalities (ie, not American/British/Indian) are severely neglected on here so I'm happy to counter the bias a bit. Aiming for GA, but it will take a while.
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For your excellent work on Charlie Chaplin. The interview we did with you and Susie is now published on the blog! :-) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 22:27, 16 April 2016 (UTC)


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For all the help you gave me with Marilyn Monroe and for being an amazing editor! TrueHeartSusie3 (talk) 17:52, 10 February 2016 (UTC)


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For your excellent work on Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of our greatest actors. You and Dr. Blofeld have done work that rivals a professionally published biography, and you should be (and hopefully are) very proud. Great work! Sock (tock talk) 14:46, 13 January 2015 (UTC)


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For all of the great work you did on helping promote Emma Thompson and Carole Lombard to GA!! Miss you about on here and discussing films like The Elephant Man and Julia with you! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:20, 3 April 2014 (UTC)


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It can't have been easy to bring Emma Thompson to GA-status, so nice job! It's a nice complement to her seminal project, Sense and Sensibility. Keep up the great work! Ruby 2010/2013 14:01, 3 April 2014 (UTC)


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Just a heads up for your decency on the talk page over the Hoffman article given the hostility. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:26, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


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Thanks for reviewing Pinocchio (1940 film). Koala15 (talk) 15:47, 27 February 2014 (UTC)


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For your excellent work on the Chaplin FA. Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 01:26, 26 January 2014 (UTC)


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I wish there was a barnstar of courage and dedication that I could award to you! You have been the real driving force in the Chaplin project. I'm sure that many Chaplin fans had thought of overhauling the article before (incl. myself) but had been discouraged knowing the gigantic effort it would take – therefore this barnstar is not only for the actual collaboration but also for inspiring others to believe that if we work together, everything is possible! TrueHeartSusie3 (talk) 10:38, 20 January 2014 (UTC)TrueHeartSusie3



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For your fantastic work on Charlie Chaplin which has recently been promoted to featured article status. Your research, resilience, determination and commitment is to be both admired and applauded. Congratulations! CassiantoTalk 20:29, 13 January 2014 (UTC)


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For your tireless contributions. Span (talk) 15:02, 3 January 2014 (UTC)


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film actresses
Thank you for quality articles on intelligent performers such as Katharine Hepburn Julianne Moore and Charlie Chaplin to the pleasure of millions of readers, for your love of your subjects (shown in your first username), for reviewing, clean templates and diplomacy, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 3 December 2013 (UTC)


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That was a great work on Chaplin sir's article! Keep up your hard work! Face-smile.svg --    L o g  X   19:48, 13 November 2013 (UTC)


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For your contributions to bring Charlie Chaplin (estimated annual readership: 2,336,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 19:42, 12 November 2013 (UTC)


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Congratulations on the Chaplin GA - excellent article and I hope you take it forward to FA in the future. Please drop me a line when you do. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 17:38, 12 November 2013 (UTC)


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For great work on Julianne Moore and your success at her FAC. Congratulations!

CassiantoTalk 10:24, 21 September 2013 (UTC)


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For being a constant source of inspiration for editors working on biographies of film actors and actresses. smarojit HD 10:40, 20 September 2013 (UTC)


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For your contributions to bring Katharine Hepburn (estimated annual readership: 1,236,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:55, 8 September 2013 (UTC)


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For your contributions to bring Spencer Tracy (estimated annual readership: 470,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:55, 8 September 2013 (UTC)


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Excellent work on both Julianne Moore‎ and Charlie Chaplin: two very different figures, but two very, very high-quality articles as a result of some great work. A pleasure to PR the first and I hope to comment on both of them at FAC. - SchroCat (talk) 13:13, 27 March 2013 (UTC)


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For your excellent work on Katharine Hepburn. BTW if you want to help me get Clint Eastwood up to FA status let's work together! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:55, 3 August 2012 (UTC)


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For making Katharine Hepburn, feature on the main page today! Great work buddy! Vensatry (Ping me) 06:59, 13 May 2012 (UTC)


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Today's featured article, Katharine Hepburn ... brilliant Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 09:31, 12 May 2012 (UTC)


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For all of your contributions....Face-smile.svg Srikar Kashyap (talk) 16:29, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


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I just got finished reading the Katharine Hepburn article, and I was just blown away. You did an amazing job on the article! Keep up the magnificent work! :)—DAP388 (talk) 05:04, 4 March 2012 (UTC)




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Lobo512 is hereby awarded "The Editor's Barnstar" for her incredibly impressive efforts on the Katharine Hepburn article, which—thanks to her—is now a true example of what a great Wikipedia article about an actor should be like. Your dedication, patience and hard work are greatly appreciated. Congratulations and please keep it up. ShahidTalk2me 13:38, 3 December 2011 (UTC)


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For your work on Katharine Hepburn. Span (talk) 10:39, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Oh, the places you'll go...[edit]

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide open air. Out there things can happen and frequently do, to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed. You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't. I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true and Hang-ups can happen to you. You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You'll be left in a Lurch. You'll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you'll be in a Slump. And when you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF you go in, should you turn left or right... or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused that you'll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or a No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.

NO! That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying. You'll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you'll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you're that kind of a guy! Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. there are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't. Because, sometimes, they won't. I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won't want to go on. But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike and I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!