I need help in editing the "Little Mary Sunshine" article. The article is too superficial: it fails to describe the many specific allusions to earlier operetta and Broadway musical songs provided by each of LMS's songs. I have deduced the many allusions and have prepared a fairly long, song-by-song description of the Broadway antecedents of the songs. I have also prepared a minor revision of the first two sentences under "Background." These sentences overstate the play's dependence on Victor Herbert, Rudolf Friml, and Sigmund Romberg, overlooking seven of eight other composers whose work is alluded to.
I am not a techie. I could not possible master the technique of editing a Wikipedia article. I can't even get started in the sandbox. So, I need a volunteer to copy and insert in the "Little Mary Sunshine" article my new material.
I'm willing to try (again) to post the copy here (doesn't seem to work), send it to you by email, or send it by snail mail. Earlier I tried posting it here with a similar request for help. When I hit the "Save" button, this message came up (in red!): "Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. It it still doesn't work, try logging out and logging back in."
That message is a real enigma. In the first place, I did not submit an edit, so what do they mean in saying they couldn't process an edit? I presume "loss of session data" means that, as soon as I hit the "Save" button, Wikipedia's computer erased everything I had written. Does "Save" mean erase? I took it to mean "Post," since there is no "Post" button and no other button that comes closer in meaning to "Post" than "Save."
Anyhow, do I have any volunteers who know how to edit a Wikipedia article and will do it for me if I provide the copy?
- Saul - trying to catch you here. I have edited the article a bit - by all means work out how to put in your own edits (I suspect you'd find it easy enough with a little patience). Please remember that piling on intricate detail, especially pulling apart every single joke in something like Little Mary Sunshine is NOT necessarily going to meet the approval of your peers.
- Incidentally - I have had a fair bit of bother with spam too - but an email address that is not open to friendly strangers is pretty useless. Soundofmusicals 07:05, 1 September 2007 (UTC)