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I give up

hello, I'm sorry about sending you guys so many images. All I was trying to do was improve wikipedia a little. I will not be sending over so many images from now on and you can go ahead and delete all of the Images that I have on wikipedia right now, if you wanted to. User:GMButtrill08 and User:G-mon, I have two names because I was trying to change my first user name(GMButtrill08). 5:44, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Candyman Page

Hey ShadowHalo! I really think the picture of Christina Aguilera as the Andrew Sisters will represent the page of the single "Candyman" better. I uploaded it some time before, but if you don't like it you can upload it yourself. I won't be opposed to it. Also, sorry for removing the important information about references. I just thought it was a little disorganized, but I guess it is really important to have it. Also, about the cover of the single, I know someone proved that the cover currently posted in Wikipedia is the real one, but I think it's just for the UK. I went to BestBuy to buy the single myself, but it won't be out in a CD until April 10th, 2007. If it ends up being the blue colored cover, I will scan it and upload it. Finally, do you think you could post the rest of the music video information, like the woman Christina Aguilera is representing in the Milkshake Bar? Here is the link to the summary of "Candyman" and the music video itself. "http://www.mansized.co.uk/reviews/review.phtml/540/667/" I just couldn't figure out anyway to reword the summary under "We Say". But you are an expert, I think you can do it.

Bull Borgnine 03:24, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks!

Hi Drew,

I noticed you just got one, but I had to come here and give you a barnstar...

Thanks for making the barnstar stereo!  I've been away a couple of days, so sorry not to've sent this earlier. {{·}} seems to work best on the handful of screens and printers I've seen it on; ideally, though, I reckon there could be a "set separator character" preference option (which also uses the   formatting). A couple of people said it was tricky to input, which I guess is true if you're not keen on pasting, macros or key combinations, but the "middot" character seemed appropriate for a short template name. Anyway, happy to know some folk like it!  Best wishes, David (talk) 04:35, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Lauryn Hill

Why did you change the pic back please? This one is not nearly as good. SmokeyTheCat 09:30, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

What makes you think that that photo of Lauryn Hill was copyright please? SmokeyTheCat 14:18, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

The Black Parade GA

Hello, recently I have been editing The Black Parade article to improve it based on the suggestions given from the first GA failed attempt and the second failed GA attempt. I was wondering if I could get your opinion as you failed the article the second time. I would like to know if you think the article is improved enough to possibly submit for a third time and this time possibly succeed. If it is not can I please have some suggestions as to where I can go from here when editing the article? Should more information be added, and if so what? As I freqeuntly edit the article it'd be nice to have someone else come in and take a look at it and comment on it. Thank you!  Orfen User Talk | Contribs 01:02, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query On 5 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article La Camisa Negra, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--ALoan (Talk) 14:15, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Smallville image

I took care of it. I didn't realize that I had left out the source. Thanks for letting me know.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:14, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Including Mediabase/R&R peaks for songs

I think that, if it's not getting out of hand, including the R&R or Mediabase peaks for a song is fine (unless way too many other charts are listed along with it). I've found so many cases where the R&R peak for a country song has been placed under "Hot Country Songs" because people fail to realize that, until last year, R&R and Billboard were separate entities. I had to split Jamie O'Neal's table into Billboard vs. R&R because someone changed the peaks. Twice. TenPoundHammer 01:13, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Help with Photo

Hi. I found a public photo on flickr for Clay Aiken but I'm not sure it would satisfy the requirements for Wikipedia. I need your advice and help please. http://www.flickr.com/photos/unicef_upclose/375760906/ - Maria202 21:36, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, glad I asked first. Maria202 21:49, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Hollaback Girl

The article you linked to doesn't say "Pop rap." It says..."most spectacularly so on the gloriously dumb marching-band rap of "Hollaback Girl."" The reviewer mischaracterizes the song as "rap" (the song has no rapping in it) and probably isn't even a reliable source. But if you were to cite him, you'd have to put simply "rap" as the genre. Do you honestly consider that accurate? Crumbsucker 03:17, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

"If you'd like me to provide a statement that it's pop, I can" The song obviously has pop elements; the issue is characterizing it's genre specifically as "pop rap" (the source you cited didn't call it "pop rap"). The song has hip hop elements (slang, beat structure, and some styles/dances in the video), but "hip hop" and "rap" aren't synonymous. Most R&B songs from the 90's-on have hip hop elements, but aren't "rap" songs. "Also note that pop rap does not always contain traditional rap but rather rapping the lyrics as opposed to actually singing them." First, the pop rap article is largely unsourced and tagged as possible original research. Second, Hollaback Girl is mostly sang. There's chanting in the bridge and chorus that I wouldn't exactly characterize as rapping (remember, the song is mimicking marching band stylings); It's similar to some of the chant elements of Toni Basel's Mickey. Either way, it's a stretch to call HBG a rap song when Gwen is mostly singing. "Considering the song's performance on the Pop 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, I think it's pretty accurate to say that it's a pop rap song." To use that as evidence that the song is "pop rap" would be original research. Particularly because Pop 100 isn't a pop music genre chart. It leans less R&B/Rhythmic than Hot 100, but any genre of music can be on it and there are plenty of non-pop songs on it. Crumbsucker 05:07, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
"Could you explain how exactly hip hop music and rap music are different?" Rapping is a technique within hip hop, but "hip hop" more broadly describes culture/style. A song can be hip hop based/influenced with little or no rapping. Examples are TLC, Montel Jordan, SWV, Adina Howard, and Joe Public. They use many hip hop elements like samples, "hard edged" beats, baggy clothes, swagger, slang, etc. But they sing most of the time (with occasional rapped bridges) and definitely wouldn't have their genres described as "rap." "...as the sources state it contains a lot of hip hop elements and falls in the intersection between pop and hip hop (which is called pop rap)" It would be inaccurate and kinda silly to describe a song with no rapping in it as "rap." And again, the pop rap article is unsourced and possibly original research. Some of the artist examples they give are laughable (first time i've ever seen Cassie described as "rap" or Jay-Z described as "pop"). Crumbsucker 00:15, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
"I'm aware that rapping and hip hop are different, but rap music and hip hop music are for all intents and purposes the same things." I've already demonstrated that that is false. None of the songs I linked to are rap songs, but they are hip hop songs. The terms aren't synonymous. "I'm also a little confused as to why you keep saying that there is no rap when the sources disagree." Maybe because there's no rap? Do you consider Toni Basil's Mickey a rap song? It has similar chant vocals. "This review at All Music Guide, one of the most comprehensive and reliable music sites, refers to it as a "marching-band rap"" A site that calls a song with no rapping in it "rap" is unreliable. In fact, in another review from that author, he calls Rammstein "Gothic Metal," "Black Metal," and "Prog Metal," which is laughably incorrect. "and OMH Media's review calls it "rap-pop"." On musicomh's about page it says..."We're always looking for enthusiastic music, film, opera and theatre fans who would like to write - regardless of age or location." The site is made up of user submitted content and therefore isn't a reliable source for wikipedia. Crumbsucker 02:11, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
"Looking at the two reviews by Erlewine, I can't find any that uses all those terms." here you go. "And OMH isn't user-submitted. The page clearly states that they hire their writers but are encouraging readers to apply, the equivalent of a "help wanted"." Thus making the site an unrelible source for defining genres. "How about asking for a third opinion since this doesn't appear to be getting us very far? " Ok. Crumbsucker 02:36, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Third opinion

If the genre really is in dispute by reliable sources, or different sources call it different things, we don't decide who's right. Rather, the fact that the dispute exists should be noted, and the various positions noted in the prose ("Whatever Magazine describes the genre as rap-pop[1], while Something Weekly disagrees, stating that no rap elements are present.[2].) Of course, if one position is strongly in the majority, this should be noted and that position treated with the most weight. Also, please discuss articles on the article's talk, so that other editors may get involved as well. Seraphimblade Talk to me 21:00, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

Ok, I will use the sandbox next time. How did you find my vandalism so fast? I want to help stop vandalism too. ||FrozenFood|| 23:30, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Eyes of the Insane

Hello ShadowHalo, I was greatly appreciative of your feedback during GAC which improved the article, so now I'm wondering if you could (in light of your decent work on song articles, our table dispute aside) take another look at the article and tell me what would need improvisation for a possibly successful FAC nomination. Much thanks in advance. LuciferMorgan 10:47, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Single entry track list

Why are you removing the track listings from usages of {{Single entry}}? --Fritz S. (Talk) 19:23, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Ah, okay. I checked the template's talk page for discussion and couldn't find any. Thanks for pointing me to it. --Fritz S. (Talk) 19:29, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

i'm sorry, i didnt know that it did. i'll make sure no one else puts it back. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ratizi1 (talkcontribs) 23:16, 10 April 2007 (UTC).

RE: MCQ

Thanks ShadowHalo for your reply. Just a quick follow up clarification, does "Creative Commons ShareAlike 1.0 License" qualify? CASCADIAHowl/Trail 02:49, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Er, answered my own question. Thanks though. CASCADIAHowl/Trail 02:55, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Your message

If editors explain what they're doing, and don't introduce hosts of formatting errors in with their genuine (if any) edits, then there'll be no problem. I might add that in your first example I was reverting violations of the redirect policy; there is no article U.S., nor UK, for example. I have no idea how you think that I was violating Wikipedia:Redirect. I was also reverting a huge number of changes to information for which no explanation or sources were given. I don't see why you're so concerned about that; it's what we're all supposed to do. (I later reinserted one section that was sourced, though badly formatted.)

I don't revert simply because no edit summary is used; not using one is bad manners, but I revert only when the lack of an edit summary goes along with an edit that has no source, or whose purpose and result is either clearly or wrong or completely unclear. My Watchlist is full of edits with no edit summaries that, after checking, I leave; they're irritating, but that's not grounds for interference (beyond sometimes reminding editors to use them).

You and I are generally on the same side in a constant battle against vandals and disruptors; it's surely unwise, at least, to get involved in baseess attacks on each other. --Mel Etitis (Talk) 09:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry that you feel it necessary to keep this up. Your position seems to be that, because part of my editing was unnecessary (though not wrong — what I did certainly doesn't violate anything), it's OK to revert it. Incidentally, the source to which you linked points out that such edits take up more resources than they save — but that's only, of course, if the edit was made purely to change the link. Your insistence on changing to a link to a redirect instead of a piped link (as if it's actually wrong to use a piped link) is, frankly, obssessive and absurd.
It's also depressing, after a lot of time defending an article (in whose subject I have no Earthly interest), to be accused or wanting to own it; I'd be perfectly happy to see it gone, and I have no problems with people editing it according to Wikipedia guidelines and policies. My actions are performed wholly out of concern for those guidelines and policies.
Anyway, I'll leave you to it; I've removed it from my watchlist, and you can play games with it to your heart's content. --Mel Etitis (Talk) 17:16, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Project for Pride in Living

Could you help me delete Project for Pride in Living's article i put on wikipedia? I need to delete that as well as the user page. I do not want it to be searchable on the web either. Please help me out! Thanks RebeccaC21

Images

Hi, could you please explain what is going on with all the images you are tagging. Also what is the correct tag for the images? David Spart (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) 19:23, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

When are they allowed? David Spart (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) 19:37, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
What is the legal rationale for this? David Spart (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) 19:45, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
I mean what is the legal reasoning behind interpreting fair use in this way? David Spart (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) 19:49, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Project for Pride in Living User talk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Project_for_Pride_in_Living

Here's the User Talk page I hope you can delete. Thanks RebeccaC21 21:07, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Hey, I was wondering if you could help a little bit with "Smells Like Teen Spirit". It's almost ready for FAC, but there's a few things I want to take care of. You have a lot of experience working with charts on the Gwen Stefani articles (conversely, I find charts difficult to navigate and edit) so I wanted to ask you if you would be willing to clean up and rearrange the Chart positions section in the article to something more in line with the Gwen Stefani song GAs and FA. Also, there's a peer review going on, but I haven't had many responses. If you have any comments about the article, please add some comments to the peer review. Thanks. WesleyDodds 03:21, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

I've addressed your suggestions as well as asked some questions in the peer review. WesleyDodds 19:29, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Copyright questions

Hey, was just looking at the copyright pages and wanted to thank you for answering some of the flood of questions and encouraging people to use free content. Cheers, Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 23:23, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Discography/doc

Ok, chill out :) I didn't even realize you had removed them because I was in the middle of actually creating that page. Downstream 00:45, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Awards

I'd like to ask your opinion on award lists. On some musician articles, there will sometimes be a sub-heading listing their awards and achievements. Sometimes the list is too long to keep or merge into main article, so they're created in a seperate article. Do you think a musician's awards deserve an article of its own (if it's too long to keep in the main)? Spellcast 01:25, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

The reason I'm asking is because there is a current afd listing Celine Dion's awards (as well as other artists). I thought an admin should be the most familiar with the policies so I asked your thoughts on it. Anyway, I already decided to vote keep on that page. The nominator seems to think it violates WP:NOT. Spellcast 02:24, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

What You Waiting For?

Sure. In a funny bit of coincidence, I had just finished reading the page when I got your message. WesleyDodds 04:26, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
I've been working on Category:Rescaled fairuse images lately, and you and Mecu have done an incredible job clearing out the requests. You've probably heard this before, but congratulations on a job well done! – Riana 14:22, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


Question regarding the GA nomination of Bruce Hornsby

Thank you for taking the time to read and review the Bruce Hornsby article. Having worked very hard to improve the article as a frequent contributor, and having nominated the article for GA status, I was a little disappointed, obviously, by the result of your review, but I feel that you have made very fair criticisms of the article and I will work hard to improve upon the article.

One of the difficulties I have run across with the article is that, unlike with musical groups such as Pink Floyd, there is a very limited amount of textual resource material on Hornsby. There is much to say, but it seems that very little of it has been adequately explored by others. Does this make sense?

I was wondering if I might ask questions or seek feedback from you regarding my future edits to this article? I am striving only to improve the article, and this message is meant as a sincere thanks for your time and efforts. Feel free to respond on my talk page, or here, if you wish. All best, Snidleysnide 14:31, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for getting back to me, and I am very sorry to hear about the medical problems. I've begun work on the article, and I've tried to improve the top part, as well as the "Early Years" and "Range Years" sections...making them less-cluttered by quotes and more flowing as per your suggestions and advice. I've left the large quote in the top part because one of the central issues with Hornsby, it seems, is that he is best known for the massive commercial success of his first mainstream pop albums, but he's also been very quietly experimenting with cross-genre musical improvisation for the 20 years or so since then. So, for some audiences, he's vanished (from the commercial scene)...for other audiences, he's been a pioneer. I guess that's part of what has sparked my interest in his article. Snidleysnide 20:27, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Reading back over my last note, I feel kind of bad. I completely understand the medical difficulty, and I didn't mean to be so brief with my "sorry" and then dive right into seeking advice. Above all, I appreciate your time with any advice you can offer. Whenever you get the chance, just so you know, I've made every effort to edit the Bruce Hornsby article down through and including the section titled "the Solo records". If you have a chance to look over it, great...if not, no big deal...I'll let you know when the entire thing is done, with an eye towards seeking advice before I try renominating it for GA status. Obviously, the most important thing is your medical situation. Best of luck with that...Snidleysnide 00:36, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for getting back to me, and thanks for your suggestions! I'm in the process of incorporating your suggestions, so I'll let you know when I've finished...I've still got a couple of sections that I haven't really gotten to at all. Glad to hear things are better. Snidleysnide 14:17, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Exciting news, I've finished revamping the Bruce Hornsby article (I think). I found a ton of references, and I removed everything I couldn't reference. Please have a look at it, at your convenience. Any feedback or suggestions, as always, would be much appreciated. I'll wait to hear back from you before re-nominating it for GA. Thanks Snidleysnide 19:16, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I went ahead and renominated Bruce Hornsby for GA. I am certainly interested in and appreciative of any feedback you have to offer, but since the waitlist for review is pretty long I thought it best to go ahead and renominate...I'm hoping that any suggestions you might have will be fairly minor edits (since I've been working so hard) and that I could probably take care of those while still waiting for review. Cheers, Snidleysnide 18:09, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions on the talk page. I've tried to fix everything, but I did run into a bit of trouble wiki-ing the access dates on the references. I looked at other articles for samples, but I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. Here's the note I just put on the article talk page:
Made all corrections suggested, although I did leave the "in music" links for the first mentioning of each year. I figure those can be easily removed later, and certainly if it becomes a GA/not-GA issue. I removed the repeated "in music" links for repeated years, though. Reformatted all citations as per your suggestion, and I fixed everything else...thanks
thank you, once again, for your help. Snidleysnide 22:18, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

separate Hornsby question

Thanks again for all of your advice and suggestions, the article hasn't been re-reviewed for GA yet, but that has given myself and others time to get it polished nicely. I wanted to ask your advice on adding audio files to the article...I'm really not sure how that works with Wikipedia (honestly, I was fairly proud of myself for figuring out how to get images into the article :) ). Various Hornsby websites offer a wide array of audio samples of his work from albums, and, from what I can tell, it seems that Wikipedia generally approaches these uses of audio files/samples much like the usage of album cover art...I guess my dilemma is that I'm not currently equipped to convert .mp3 to .ogg (which seems the preferred file format)...and I'm not totally certain of the protocol for uploading, etc. Any ideas?

P.S. I'm really pleased with how the article has come out...I hope that it gets GA, and, if it does get GA and if I can get some audio added, do you think it might have a shot at FA? Snidleysnide 20:21, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your thoughts, and for your offer to help with samples. If it is possible to use samples from brucehornsby.com, his official site, there are already shortened mp3 versions of a number of his songs, with some full-length mp3 samples. As I mentioned, I lack the capabilities to convert to ogg, so I would appreciate help with that...I'm not sure exactly what to suggest for which specific samples, though. Looking through the article, I've included mentionings of 20 or more different songs...each time used to illustrate an "evolution" of Hornsby's sound, which, from what I've learned via editing the article, has been changing pretty frequently over the years. Even if we limit ourselves to one track per album, that's still going to be around 10 samples (it's kind of tough to limit, since he's had a 20 year career). I really like the way the samples have been integrated on the Pink Floyd article, into the text (although they may have gone a tad overboard with the quantity of samples, it breaks up the article pretty significantly)...and I think text-integration of samples could work with the Hornsby article (on a smaller scale, obviously), but I'd hate to trouble you with converting so many samples...let me know what your feelings about the issue are, and, if you want to move forward, I can pick 10 or so songs to include...Snidleysnide 03:39, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about the last note, I didn't realize that Audacity is a program that anyone can download and use. I'll do my best to add some samples, then I might ask you to look things over and verify that I've done it correctly. (I guess the last note reveals how little I actually know about these things)...Snidleysnide 17:08, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Ugh. On second thought, brucehornsby.com has taken pretty extensive measures to make certain that it is impossible to right-click any of the albums' track-by-track mp3 samples (even though the samples are generally only 20 seconds in length). I'm having trouble finding downloadable song samples in any format, (samples are all over amazon and allmusic, but I cannot download them) and I'm thinking that either Hornsby or his record label is not too keen on these samples being downloadable...or else my quest would be easier. Am I missing the boat on an easier method, or have they made it deliberately difficult (if the latter, then it's probably best to not include audio samples in the article, since it would seem to violate the artist's wishes). Snidleysnide 19:19, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, that's great. I'm going to slightly rephrase the caption, to include racial issues, but otherwise it looks perfect. I appreciate the help. Snidleysnide 17:09, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again for all your guidance on the article...I think that it has shaped up pretty nicely. It's *still* awaiting re-review for GA status...hopefully someone will look at it soon! Looking ahead, do you think it's even worth trying for FA status? (I was looking over the FA requirements, and it seems that these recent edits for GA-renomination might have actually prepped the article for FA nomination). On the one hand, FA seems a bit of a stretch for so short an article (compared, to, say Pink Floyd), but on the other hand the FA list for music contains some very obscure and relatively brief articles already. Any thoughts? Snidleysnide 17:18, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Gwen Stefani

In response to you comments on my talk page, the article is a Good Article nominee, which I am reviewing at the moment. Broken links do not look good and I'm opposed to creating stubs that I have no intention of building on, so I'm not going to create a page for it just so it links somewhere. "Baby clothes" isn't a difficult phrase to undestand. There is no reason to wikify it, particularly when there is no such article. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 18:49, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Go to Good Article Review with this one I would - there's a clear difference of opinion between you and the reviewer as concerns the lead section. Personally, I concur with your viewpoint on the matter. LuciferMorgan 01:06, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Uh. There is no clear difference of opinion. A once back and forth of policy and a legit--or possibly only--example offered, then POOF, resolution. Respectfully, it's you that has issues with reviewers. In this instance, you should mind your business, LuciferMorgan. This situation is under control. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 06:16, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Perhaps you should actually say this on my page LaraLove and not underhandedly on other pages. Furthermore, perhaps you should actually learn to properly review GAC articles LaraLove. Your reasoning about how the lead needs citing was absolute rubbish may I add.LuciferMorgan 16:08, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
And when I asked her to look at Jihad (song), she agreed that citing the lead was unnecessary. The issue is dead and there's no need to argue over it. ShadowHalo 19:10, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

ShadowHalo, I've been doing a little research to hopefully speed up this process and get the nomination approved.

  • [1] is an article about their wedding.
  • [2] reads of the baby news including mention of US Weekly.
  • The Grammy awards shouldn't be difficult. Just googling Grammy and the year will bring up the list of nominees and winners.
  • [3] CNN.com 1998 Grammy Nominations for Don't Speak
    • Song of the Year
    • Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal
  • [4] Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" - Eve featuring Gwen Stefani

--LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 06:47, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Actually

not exactly i was only reverting edits by going back and saving a page that hasnt been added to by User:McMare he keeps putting false songs on the page..the thing iz it wouldnt save when i did..=] `Aint no stoppin me + ma sis cuz we da baddezt! 03:42, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

i know and thanks..=] Aint no stoppin me + ma sis cuz we da baddezt! 03:45, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Triple crown

I, Durova, award Wikipedia's triple crown to ShadowHalo for superb contributions to Template:Did you know, good articles, and featured content. Thank you for outstanding efforts to improve this website. DurovaCharge! 06:39, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Your Majesty, it gives me great pleasure to award these three crowns in honor of your editing achievements. May you wear them well. DurovaCharge! 06:39, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Gwen Stefani

there is no certification in database because riaa's page is refreshed every two years! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Toni is here (talkcontribs).

The Sweet Escape

Yes, I own The Sweet Escape. I will look into adding the credits section when I have time. Also, thanks for that link! Velten 13:23, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Templates.

I'm sorry; I didn't realize that was the case. I'll begin fixing those on other templates too. I am really sorry. Acalamari 16:19, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

I've just gone through my template edits and have corrected all the middots. Thanks for pointing my error out. Acalamari 17:00, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image:Bad Religion.jpg

This image is from Bad Religion's press kit, so they intend it to be used to illustrate articles regarding them. I do not dispute that the image could be replaced with a free image, but until we have such an image, the current one is serving a useful purpose. Is this image in danger of being deleted? Foobaz·o< 19:47, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome... and Thank You!

You're quite welcome. That's the point of them, right? And thanks for your kind words. I'm a nerd and I take everything so serious! I've just recently gotten into Wikipedia and it's consuming me... quite sad, really, but I enjoy it. It's a constant learning process, which is what I really love about it. And I really do appreciate your approval of my GA Reviews. I've just started doing those and I really like it. I think that's going to be my "job" here on Wikipedia. :) I look forward to more articles from you on the GA/n list. They're the most interesting I can find so far. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 06:09, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

GA-nom: Bronze Soldier

Referring to this, I cannot find any review supporting the notion that the aricle didn't make it to GA. Was the article ever properly nominated? --Camptown 14:27, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Opinion

Hey, I was hoping you could look at something for me really quickly and tell me what you think. I may be under the wrong impression about how the GNU Free Documentation License works as far as the information on Wikipedia being freely allowed for use on other sites, but if you could, check out this site and compare it to the Westfield High School (Fairfax County, Virginia) article.

If the Public School Review page took the information from Wikipedia, are they allowed to Copyright it? Is there a way to know where the information first originated? I'm reviewing the article for GA and came upon that site. It seems like a problem to me, but maybe I'm wrong. I would appreciate your input. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 02:29, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

I would appreciate any help you can give me. I'm really wanting to get this article listed as a GA considering the VA massacre and the attention this article may receive because of it (the shooter was a graduate of this high school). My biggest concern is whether that site pulled the information from Wikipedia, or if that information was pulled from that site and put into Wikipedia. I can't promote an article that may be plagiarism and/or copyright infringement, obviously. So I'm currently looking through the logs of edits to see when and by whom the information was added. If it's all one big chunk, it will seem to me that it was probably pulled from the site rather than written by the editor. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 02:45, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
It's not Zidel. He's been working on the article periodically for months. After the VA massacre, he really started improving it. Nominated it for GA, I reviewed it, left a detailed list of issues, which he immediately began working on. If you look at the history here, user:20176 added what is the first paragraph verbatim to that site on September 24, 2006. The article has changed since, but the lead is the same. In this version of the article, there is a Buildings and Land section that is on that website but isn't in the current version of the article. I can't tell which came first, the chicken or the egg... the Wikipedia article or that website page. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 03:04, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
It has to be the website that took the information. As I look through the history, it was many edits by many different editors that wrote the version that website has. I'm not sure what to do as far as the website goes, but I feel confident in moving forward with the GA/n. I would appreciate and help or advice you could give in dealing with the copyright issues regarding that website. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 03:19, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Wind It Up (Gwen Stefani song)

Sorry I didn't drop you a line a few minutes ago. I passed the Good Article nomination. Another job well done. Good luck in your future nominations. --LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 05:00, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

{{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}}

Hi. I noticed where you have tagged some images for being moved to Commons. FYI, if you are interested, you can quickly and easily move images to Commons yourself. There is a tool called Commons Helper that makes it painless. Please see Wikipedia:Moving images to the Commons for instructions. --BigDT 22:39, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

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Edits

You have the wrong user. User:Roofus deleted the Campbell soup image (see comments about this on my page, his page, and the article talk page. I have never made any edits to the other article you mention. Thanks.Gaff ταλκ 03:27, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

not a problem. happy editingGaff ταλκ 03:30, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Campbell's Soup Cans talk page banners

I am curious about this edit since Warhol is from Pittsburgh. Is there a requirement that the name of the WikiProject must appear in the article to attach a banner? The words visual arts don't appear, yet the article clearly falls within that project's domain. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 00:10, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Your response leads me to believe you might be able to offer me some insight on talk page project banner use. My thinking on Campbell’s Soup Cans was in part based on the fact that the Andy Warhol Museum is in Pittsburgh and thus some of the most expert scholars on the subject might by WikiProject Pittsburgh or WikiProject Pennsylvania members.
However, I have a broader issue on banner use in general. I have been attempting to understand why some projects use the priority scale and some use importance scale and what the proper use of such scales is. Your response above seems to suggest a belief that a banner is an indicator that the Project’s editors are in an advantageous position in terms of researching the article for improvement. Some perceive the scale as an indicator of the import of the topic in to readers who are interested in the projects subject. Others seem to think that the scale indicates that the project’s editors interest in improving the quality of the article from a copy editing perspective and vandal fighting perspective. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 07:21, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

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Copyrighted image question

You're like my go-to guy for this kind of stuff, I hope you don't mind. You told me, about an image I uploaded, "We can't use copyrighted works to illustrate living people, even if we have permission to use it on Wikipedia." I'm reviewing the Peter Canavan article for GA and it contains all copyrighted images with fair use rationales. From what you've told me, this is not appropriate, correct? LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 04:23, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you! You have, as always, been very helpful... and I appreciate it. If you had more articles up for GA for me to review, I wouldn't have to worry about all this junk! Get to it! :P LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 05:26, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Good luck with the FA nominations! Let me know if you need anything. LaraLoveTalk/Contribs 05:29, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

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La Vida Es un Ratico

I have made changes to the "La Vida Es un Ratico" page, I have added more information about the album, and I plan on adding more information as the release of the album aproaches, such information as new Singles, a possible track listing, etc. Thank you for pointing out the errors I made. --Canuck01 04:33, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Get Me Bodied

what do you mean

the only thing i did on that page was revert an edit i made myself because i found proof that get me bodied actually is a single. you don't have to go all administrator on me. lqtm...

but the site i found (musicstack) is an online store for vinyls and i don't know if i can properly add it as a source. Here it is. in my research i found out "Amor Gitano" was a mexican only single here along with "Lost Yo Mind/Creole" here and "What's It Gonna Be" here

User:Toni is here

User:Toni is here just made this edit to your talk page. I have just blocked them for 24hrs for this, and for continuing to make changes despite your warnings. Regards, UkPaolo/talk 10:14, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Why?

Why did you removed my content that i submited to Gwen Stefani discography? You could at least check if all of the information are true!?!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Toni thebest (talkcontribs) 20:31, May 13, 2007 (UTC).

Orphaned image

Dude, thank you so much for notifying me about the image!

Some guest or some fool removed it from "Case Closed" - See, I hate it when random guests remove images and get them deleted - Thanks to you notifying me, I knew that I had to put it back in the article :) WhisperToMe 21:15, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

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Joseph Szigeti

Hi ShadowHalo,

Thanks for dropping by to help out on the Szigeti article. Two questions:

  1. No rudeness intended, but what do you see as the advantages of having the infobox? I frankly hate those things, I think they're ugly and don't add anything in the way of useful information to the article. I'm not going to boorishly revert it without asking you first, though. :)
  2. I notice you rated the article as B-class. What would you say are its main weak points right now? The big revamp I put up earlier today has been a one-woman labor of love for a while now (it's been stewing in my word processor since Christmas, actually) and I'm hoping to eventually get it up to Featured status. Any and all constructive criticism is welcome. K. Lásztocska 05:05, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

OK, thanks for your prompt response. I took care of some of the minor copyedit details (capitalizations, stray apostrophes) and found one more NY Times ref that I forgot earlier. I have a few more references that I will put in as soon as I resolve a minor issue with them.

I have no idea who holds the copyright for that photo. I'll try to find out, but something tells me it's a lost cause and I'd better start trying to find a different picture.

As for citing page numbers, finding more references, adding a "Notes" section--I'll start on that tomorrow. Right now in my time zone it's after 1 AM and I need to go to bed. :-) Thanks again for your feedback! K. Lásztocska 06:11, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Vanderbilt University Alumni Images

I am restoring the Vanderbilt alumni images you deleted. Please see wiki "fair use" policy. --Zeamays 20:15, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

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Image:Falloutboyset.jpg

Can you look at that and tell me if that is a valid fair use rationale? If so, I would think a lot more people would be using it. --LaraLoveT/C 18:10, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

You are quick! This is why I *heart* you! Haaha. Thanks, Drew! --LaraLoveT/C 18:15, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, as always! --LaraLoveT/C 18:24, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

B'Day Anthology Video Album

i reworded everything and made it more original so there shouldnt be any cpoy vio issues. (i had intended to do this all along but you didnt give me a chance and reacted to quickly.) sorry for the mess. Ratizi1 21:47, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up

I'm modifying the bot as we speak to put the original image in comments. This should help things out a bit :) Thank you for letting me know. :D —— Eagle101Need help? 06:37, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

The bot has been modified :) —— Eagle101Need help? 07:04, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

regarding Indian govt. images

Under the right to information, the images can be freely used by Indian citizens and can be distributed. They are non-commercial and hence can be said to be free use. Please enlighten me more in this regard. Kaushal mehta 07:49, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

RE: No Doubt discography

I posted unreliable information? Oh, i'm sorry, i didn't know that SoundScan was an unreliable source of information for album sales. My bad. asshole.

15 Songs For You

This album does exist, here's a link to it but if you are unsure of how to use a Bittorrent client I can provide help as I'm an IT Manager.

http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3675198

How can it's existence be in question when it can be found using ALL the major internet search engines? If it can be searched for, found, downloaded and the album played on an MP3 player why can this phenomenon not be dealt with in the Wiki?

Just because this is a new phenomenon does not mean it's not an album as defined in the Wiki and just because the music is not pressed on a CD by a record label does not mean it's not seen as an album by all the downloaders playing it on their iPods.

It's the same as me saying to you 'Back To Basics' does not exist because it's not available on LP and I don't have a CD player. You would point out that I should buy the CD and a CD player so I'm saying to you download the album and play it on n MP3 player.

I have removed the deletion code for the time being whist the subject is being debated.

I really can't understand the objection to this article as it's an internet phenomenon which I can only see growing (Bittorrents now account for nearly 50% of internet traffic)

Adw uk 18:19, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Bot Image replacement

Can you tell me what is going on with this edit. Is this image going to be removed? TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 21:09, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Just Like Heaven

Hi, I wanted your opinion on if you think "Just like Heaven (song)" is ready for a GA nomination. It's a short article, but I've exhausted all the sources I can find. WesleyDodds 01:46, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

The bit about the song being Smith's favorite version is in the Blender cite, which is included a few lines down to cover that entire section. As for the music, well, I have the transcription, but most of the song's traits are pretty self-evident, even the key of the song. WesleyDodds 02:39, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:Philadelphia wanamakergrandcourt.jpg

I think this image should be deleted as a free image could be obtained. Am I right? --LaraLoveT/C 05:00, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

GA

Recently, you failed my GA nomination for Promiscuous (song), so I did the changes you asked and a re-nom. However, User:Feydey removed it and said the GA/R was most appropriate. I got confused... can you at least see if it's good enough to pass right now? igordebraga 17:09, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I notice that you like to edit a lot of articles I like editing as well. I appreciate the work you do here, and am giving you this Barnstar for that. :) Acalamari 23:35, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome! :) Acalamari 23:49, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Promiscuous (song)

It's just that the nominator nominated the article again to GAN after you failed it. Perhaps taking it to WP:GA/R is not a good idea, but re-nomination (with other articles needing reviewing in GAN) immediately didn't seem right. You are free to continue this as You like. Best, feydey 09:34, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Rich Girl FAC

I've made a couple of minor comments at the FAC, good work all round! The Rambling Man 13:46, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Resolutions

Hey Shadow. I know FU images need to be uploaded at a "low resolution", but how low? Whether an image is "low resolution" or not can subjecive, but is there a general resolution size that is recommend? Would say Image:I tried.jpg at 350x350 pixels be acceptable? Spellcast 09:13, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Consejo

Estaria bueno que de ahora en adelante tengas más cuidado revirtiendo ediciones, ya que al hacerlo, reviertes todos los cambios, los buenos y los que no consideras bueno. No estaria mal si luego volvieses a subsanar tu error, pero no lo haces. Tambien seria genial que dejaras de monopolizar los artículos musicales. Soda-POP 13:01, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Gwen Stefani Picture

Hey Shadow - Yeah..it's a picture of Gwen performing What You Waiting For? at the very end of her set! Gotta love those advance ticket sales! --Conor 05:33, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

WP:MUSINST

Drew, just a quick note to thank you for tweaking the pic on the WPMusInst template. Every little bit helps, as I'm sure you already know! Also, I would like to take this opportunity to formally invite you to join the project. We need all the good editors and authors we can find! Again, thanks. - NDCompuGeek 05:47, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Guster image

You should find the original uploader. I just cropped a white border off of the edges of the image, then put it back in the article. Once the original image w/ the border became orphaned, it must have been deleted, so I don't know who the uploader is. I'm not the original uploader of this picture. hmwithtalk 16:30, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:AngelinaJolieMrAndMrsSmith.jpg)

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Fergie (singer).

I'll be honest here and admit that I created the "Other activities" section a few months ago. As it was you who tagged that section as trivia, I should tell you that I've incorporated the text into other parts of the article. I didn't intend for it to become a trivia section in disguise...it just ended up that way. I thought you would want to know that it was me who originally created that section, and now I have mixed it in with the rest of the article. That section was my error from some time ago. Acalamari 23:36, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Song articles

I've gone through part of "Rich Girl" and I'll comb through the rest of it later. I must say it is convenient having all those weblinks, because then if a sentence is confusing I can just compare it to the source directly and rephrase as need be. By the way, could you take a look at "Today"? The main contributor, Brandt Luke Zorn, is looking to take it to FAC soon. Leave feedback on his talk page and tell him I asked you to offer helpful comments. We'd both appreciate it. WesleyDodds 23:50, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

"Today"

Thanks for the review - I'll try and get to as many of those as I can tonight. I tried downloading Audacity and it didn't work, so if you could whip up a sample it'd be great. Any part of the song is fine; I was checking for an interval for you to use that included part of the intro and the vocals but couldn't find one. Anyway, Thanks again! --Brandt Luke Zorn 05:25, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

My suggestion is to upload the end of the intro (loud guitars with the main riff playing over) as it shift to the quieter verse ("Today is the greatest/Day I've ever know . . ."). That way the clip can be sufficiently commented upon for fair use. WesleyDodds 05:33, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Also, I forgot to mention that CloudNine was the one who made the sheet music. I don't know the source he used myself. --Brandt Luke Zorn 05:48, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Permissions request

Hi Drew. You seem to be experienced when it comes to image-related things so I thought I'd ask you this. One flickr user posted a photo although it was under 'All rights reserved'. So recently, I emailed him to ask if it was ok to use his photo on Wikipedia and to release it under a CC license. Basically, this was the response (with the names omitted):

You could use my photo on Wikipedia. Do I have to do something for copyright? I dont have a time to do something for Creative Commons licences, Please U do it. my photographer name is <omited name>, please use the name. if u use it, please send a link. THX

Is this type of response valid enough? I haven't asked for permission in the past, so if I missed out on something, please tell me. Thanks! Spellcast 06:35, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Gwen Stefani quick scan

Hi, I saw your request for A-class status for Gwen Stefani. I performed a quick scan, and saw that the file info for the samples of "Cool" and "Wind it up" still need a fair use rationale for its use in the Gwen Stefani article. Errabee 09:54, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Dude

I like your barnstars :D --SuperHotWiki 15:15, 31 May 2007 (UTC)


Darkening Images

Image:Mrs Arbuthnot.jpg Why has this picture been darkened? it was fine before. Giano 10:53, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Congrats

Rich Girl is Featured Article now. User: Luxurious.Gaurav

Thanks. Gwen Stefani next, assuming it makes A-class first. (Replying here since you generally edit from various IPs.) ShadowHalo 12:57, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

I have just one IP..only thing is that i put some Capital letters here and there.My id is always the same.I will try my best in improving Gwen Stefani as well. User:luxurious.gaurav.

Image:MorganTsvangirai new.jpg

I do not understand why you tagged the image for immediate deletion. I got explicit permission from the rights holder. They in no way limited the permission to use in wikipedia. I asked them explicitly for full derivative rights in the request. Their only condition was that they be quoted as the author. You can see it. Its posted on the image page. The said 'go ahead'. I am not sure what about that implies only wikipedia use. However to make even more sure I have emailed them for an even more explicit permission. Custodiet ipsos custodes User talk:Custodiet ipsos custodes 15:20, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Lead-in

I know this "Grammy winning" intro thing has been brought up before but when I removed it from the Kanye West article here, an sysop reverted it saying that it doesn't violate NPOV, which of course is wrong. I thought maybe you could correct him. Spellcast 13:30, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm assuming this also applies to movies such as the featured Aaron Sorkin page, which has "the multiple Emmy-award-winning political drama The West Wing" in the intro? Spellcast 09:26, 9 June 2007 (UTC)]

Thanks for clarifying that. By the way, I'm not so sure if this Akon image: Image:AkonEdited.JPG would qualify as under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 licensing. It's a derivative of a copyrighted one. Spellcast 09:22, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi Drew, I don't want to keep at you like this with the awards, but when I removed "Grammy winning" from John Mayer, one user agreed that "Grammy winning" wasn't npov, but he thought "award winning" was just fine. Another user thought there was nothing wrong altogether so he just reinserted it. Also, you might already know this, but there's a discussion on this issue at Wikipedia_talk:Neutral_point_of_view#POV_in_first_sentence.3F. Spellcast 02:12, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:HeadstrongAshleyTisdale.jpg

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Thanks

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Hello ShadowHalo and thanks for your good wishes in the last fortnight. I have enjoyed trying to help Wikipedia. As you know, I don't eat birthday cake, but you may indeed have a banana! Hope all is well with you! Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:30, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

The BossHoss

Howdy...I see that you're re-added the WPBio template to the BossHoss talk page. I'm sorry I removed it earlier. My understanding was that the Bio project worked on biographies. Does this count as a biography, since it is an article about an entire band. Is this standard practice for the project? Thanks.--Eva bd 14:29, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks...learn something new every day! :)--Eva bd 14:33, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:LaundryService.jpg

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RHCP Template

I do understand the singles section is quite large, however informative. The template in question uses a far smaller font and is, in actual length, not nearly as overwhelming as Featured Article The Smashing Pumpkins. The singles section should remain, regardless of the size. It may be big, but I can't seem to find any rules or policy regulating the size of a musical artist's template. Thanks in advance, regards, NSR77 (Talk|Contribs) 20:15, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

AfD comment

Although the AfD is now closed, I must point out that you are very mistaken in this comment: "Delete per WP:CRYSTAL. Regarding Everyking's comments, there is no difference between "it will be soulful" and "Ashlee said it will be soulful" when it comes to verifiability." It can clearly be demonstrated that she said it will be soulful; there are articles that have been published saying so. It can't be verified that it will be soulful, but someone's comments on record can certainly be verified as being something that person said. Don't you understand the difference here? Everyking 10:22, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

I am aware of that. All the sources are given in the main Ashlee article, from which that album article was somebody's poorly done copy-paste job. I thought that was made clear in the nom. Everyking 11:47, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Never Again track listing

Hi Shadowhalo. Recently, you have made a contribution to the article Never Again. Regarding the edit, I think it is necessary to keep the track listing on tables. It's easier to understand and read and therefore, there's a need to keep them on tables. But this is only my opinion, and if it's not allowed, then the article can stay with the edit that you have made. Bull Borgnine 20:57, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

I fully understand. But, is it possible to at least space the two formats using the list format? It looks like they are pushed together into one... Also, regarding the single cover of the single, Pure Intuition by Shakira, can you change the summary? "Source: Spanish iTunes" it's too simple, and it would be better if it read "The cover was acquired from the Spanish iTunes Store", don't you think? You decide, I'm making suggestions about little things, but these are necessary to improve Wikipedia. Thank you in advance. Bull Borgnine 21:53, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Re:

Woah, woah, wait a second. I spent a helluva long time on adding singles, and I think they are beneficial to have in the Red Hot Chili Peppers template. If you feel it is too long, just hide it in the future. - Bagel7T's,C's,A's 03:09, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

category order?

Hi, ShadowHalo! On a recent edit to Love. Angel. Music. Baby., you said that "categories should be in alphabetical order". Is that true? I can't find a style or guideline where that's stated. Can you show me where you read it? I'd love to figure this out, as I've often wondered about how categories are to be ordered on articles. -- Mikeblas 15:56, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Gwen Stefani FAC process

Hi ShadowHalo!You mentioned that right now u want to concentrate on Hey Ya!.But don't you think that it would be better to finish everything off with Gwen Stefani as it is already A Class and FAC is just few steps away.Hey Ya! is just GA.It has a long way to go and requires time.Well, of course i can't force you. User:Luxurious.gaurav

Aaron Sorkin

ShadowHalo, I almost forgot to tell you to tell the copyright owner of the sorkin photo that tomorrow at 8pm for the Saturday day Aaron sorkin will be on the main page. You wanted me to let you know. Congrats on all the Gwen Stefani articles making FA. I see it's now a featured topic and the main inspiration for all of these articles is soon going to be an FA herself.-BillDeanCarter 04:10, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

fair use reduced

I reduced the resolution on the Fantastic Four poster. Some use keeps coming back and uploading some huge version. Since it doesn't say when that happens I didn't realize it. It's been fixed.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 02:35, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations

Congratulations on getting Stefani to FA status, and good luck getting that FT I'm sure you're seeking. LuciferMorgan 18:23, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations from my side,what is your next step?It seems Love.Angel.Music.Baby and Wind It Up have a scope too. User:Luxurious.gaurav

POTD notification

Hi ShadowHalo,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Pecans.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 6, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-07-06. howcheng {chat} 17:16, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Creative Commons License

Hi, I have seen a number of flickr images uploaded by you, so I think you might know this. Which images in flickr can be used in English Wiki? Under which types of licenses are allowed? Is there a need to contact the creator before it can be used? I have some images I want to upload in Commons, but I want to check first. Glad if you can help. Thanks. RaNdOm26 17:48, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for your prompt reply, and the great image examples. I just uploaded an image in Commons, and hopefully I have entered the correct details for it. Let me know of the upload and if there are other things I should be notified. Thank you. RaNdOm26 18:38, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

go away

go to hell. you don't cite your references, so why should I cite mine? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.89.160.218 (talk) 19:59, June 11, 2007 (UTC)

Re Re: Full of it

Apparently you don't work for Billboard Magazine, as if you did, you would say so on your user page, or you would have declaratively said so in your reply. Oh, and by the way, Martha Wash did eventually receive full vocal credit and royalties for her work with the C+C Music Factory, whether you like it or not. Just go out and by the reissue of the "Gonna Make You Sweat" C+C Album, and you'll glaringly see her name in the credits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.89.160.218 (talk) 18:41, June 12, 2007 (UTC)

Comment about Featured Article (6/12/07)

For a supposed hater of Gwen Stefani, you know quite a lot about her and her songs. I’m not being suspicious, or anything. :-) Just let it out, Shadow! MarkBrown8952 03:43, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

C mon..he should not be tortured like this on his talk page because of his likings or hatings.Even if he likes or hates Gwen Stefani,what difference will it make to you or anyone here.And Shadow,don't care about anything.Continue your great work.Gwen stefani related articles are the life of Wikipedia.Bhagwat Gita says to just do your work, criticizers will blabber, and that's their job.Well, i was in a mood of typing.User:Luxurious.gaurav

I think it was in jest. All in good fun. ShadowHalo 14:38, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

On the other hand, it frightens me that you are working at the "Fusion center" at MIT, and you can't even recognize how lousy the article really is! Cuvtixo 15:28, 14 June 2007 (UTC) OK, I'm kidding. However, I really am unfamiliar with the rules for article summaries in the introductory paragraph, which is not traditional English style. I would think its fine for international publication like Wikipedia, though. I'm sure being bilingual Boricua gives you some advantage in this respect! ¡Adiós!

TFA

When unfixing direct links back to redirects, care should be taken to avoid creating links to dab pages. Picaroon (Talk) 22:03, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Researching Wikipedia Online Survey

We are conducting research into the role of social norms in online communication. This research is funded by the European Union and is being undertaken by a coalition of European Universities (see http://emil.istc.cnr.it/?q=node/8). The research is designed to help us understand how social norms interact with the technology that supports online collaboration. We have selected 35 Wikipedia articles flagged as controversial for study. We are analysing the interactions on the discussion pages and are also seeking additional input from contributors to those discussions.

As a participant in the recent discussion about a controversial topic - Christina Aguilera, I would be very grateful if you could follow the link to a simple questionnaire. This should take only 2 minutes to complete.

http://survey.soc.surrey.ac.uk//public/survey.php?name=wiki_norms

Bugs-Bunny Bunny 19:08, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

RfO

It would probably be best if you could do this for me, thanks. Also, I'm embarrassed to say I can't remember how to delete just one version out of the page history. Thanks.--Pharos 23:12, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Hollaback Girl

I just wanted to say that you handled all the moronic bullshit for that article making FA wonderfully. Does one normally have to take so much shit for an article making it to the front page, or is it exclusive to more commercial topics? My ultimate goal is to bring some articles to FA in the future, all of which are band articles. I think I may just have to avoid their talk pages altogether for a few days, if I ever achieve that goal! LaraLoveT/C 02:55, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

I guess I just don't care enough to be bothered about the topic of an FA. I figure if it's there, it must be a good quality article, regardless of what it's about. Apparently, not everyone is up to that level of maturity. Anyway... the articles in my to-do list are Keane, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, and, as you mentioned, My Chemical Romance. I think I'm doomed on all accounts! Oh, well. It a long ways away. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it... hopefully I don't drown anyone. LaraLoveT/C 03:11, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
I'd have to add: Personally, I consider Gwen Stefani's music to be poor, and generally, I wouldn't care for it. However, I do appreciate the article and your efforts in constructing it, and I despise the "elitism" and disdain concerning such works about contemporary popular culture. In fact, I think this elitism, and comments aking to "Wikipedia is going to hell," strongly reeks of moral panics concerning such things as heavy metal music and Communism/McCarthyism. I must commend you for your endurance in the bombardment of complaints. This is Wikipedia, and it is based on user contributions. I think we should appreciate the fact that it can have extensive articles on things unlikely to be covered in an official, authoritative encyclopdia, such as Britannica. TheKillerAngel 13:41, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

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Slow Down Baby

Hey, if a newsletter sent by RCA Records, Christina's label, is not reliable, then what is?

Gwen Stefani Discography

Can you please check wheather the source provided for album sales of The Sweet Escape in Gwen Stefani Discography is a reliable one or no.User:Luxurious.gaurav15:07, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, this is getting annoying.No one is providing a reliable source.And we can't blame them too.As you said, the press ain't interested in publishing about the album's sale.User:Luxurious.gaurav

And do have a look on the Impact section i have put up in Love.Angel.Music.BabyCheers!User:Luxurious.gaurav

I see that at some point you put the WikiProject banner template on the Talk page ... is there a way to make the banner shell template work instead? I like it better because the names of the projects are available without any extra work by the reader, yet their presence on the page is condensed. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about how it works. If you can figure out how to do it, please do; I was just asking someone the other day, with this very article in mind. Lawikitejana 14:03, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

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Resolution of sheet music of copyrighted musical compositions

I made a post here, and I thought that you might want to chime in. Note that this is not really about our little image, but about the bigger picture. -- Cielomobile talk / contribs 04:41, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

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Love.Angel.Music.Baby FA nomination

"Reviewers who object are strongly encouraged to return after a few days to check whether their objection has been addressed. To withdraw the objection, strike it out (with ...) rather than removing it. Contributors should allow reviewers the opportunity to do this themselves. If you feel that the matter has been addressed, say so rather than striking out the reviewer's text." So can you please see wheather your objection for Love.Angel.Music.Baby has been addressed or no.If not, then please let me know.Thank you.Cheers![5] User:Luxurious.gaurav

France national rugby union team FAC

As of time of posting there have been no comments at the France national rugby union team's FAC even though it's been an FAC for over a week. So i'm asking for some comments from some people that have commented on Rugby union FAC's before. Please comment here. A support or oppose (with reasons) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. - Shudda talk 00:33, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

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John Mayer

I have deep-sixed the selected events section, as well as made a boatload of other chnages. Will you reconsider your vote for the John Mayer FAC?--Esprit15d (talk ¤ contribs) 20:42, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

I didn't make a !vote. I left a comment. ShadowHalo 22:54, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Sheet music

Hi there Shadow. I see you've done an awesome job on promoting all those Gwen Stefani songs. I now have a frame of reference that I can relate to when editing song articles. I noticed you've added sheet music to a lot of those songs. When you add musical notations such as a song being in "B major", "common time" etc., how did you come across that info? With "Rich Girl", you have the Alfred Publishing as a source and with "Dirrty", you have Hal Leonard Corporation. All these are websites where you can purchase the sheet music, so is that where you obtained the info? Spellcast 23:18, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

The reason I'm asking is because I've been editing Candy Shop and I thought it might be possible to add info on its music structure. Unfortunately, the last time I read any music was in the ninth grade so I thought you might know some online sources that gives you information on a song's structure because I'm at a dead end with this article. Spellcast 23:32, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Image tagging and deletions

Instead of simply tagging logo images, it would be more productive if you did the work to properly attribute them. Reasonable uses of logos are almost always valid under US copyright law. See WP:LOGO and Avoid Copyright Paranoia. --John Nagle 01:44, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Yo, Drew...

Hope you're well! Your GA/R nominated for Promiscuous (song) to be delisted from WP:GA has not gotten a lot of attention. Let me first apologize for that. It was nominated at a very bad time! That aside, the issues you mentioned seemed to have been resolved. In order to further decrease the backlog, I was hoping you'd look back over it and update your nomination. Either quickly list what issues remain with the article, or withdraw the nomination. Regards, LaraLoveT/C 05:43, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

No, update your comments. There weren't enough recommendations for consensus. The only other way to process/archive is if it is resolved by the nominator. Just post that you agree that the issues have been resolved and you withdraw the nomination. LaraLoveT/C 05:55, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Two other things real quick, while you're here. First, you need to archive your talk page! ;) Second, I have an IP user consistently harassing me using an ever-changing dynamic IP. He's admitted to evading a block. I'm not sure if there is anyway to definitively prove that these various IPs are the same user, but it's the same sort of harassment from them all, and I've not had any issues with this sort of thing until he came along. I reported him at WP:AIV, he was banned, but he's immediately back at it with a new IP. What can I do? LaraLoveT/C 06:08, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Ha ha! Very funny! I'm not a stalker... on Wiki or off! I don't get enough sleep for that! And when would I have the time? That would definitely take away from my editing time... and that's just unacceptable! Ha ha. :p LaraLoveT/C 06:42, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: lalalalala?

ShadowHalo, I'm nuts... nuts about you - why else do you think I keep editing here? :D Seriously, I was so busy before, which is why I left that message and made a sweet escape, but now my exams have finished! YAY!

I know you asked me this ages ago and I stupidly forgot, but do you still need someone to read over the Love. Angel. Music. Baby. article? Also, when I was doing my film studies coursework and researching in The Guardian newspaper, I found a pretty big interview with Stefani that can be found here - I don't know if you knew about that one already, but it has a lot of info about her life and career, including her two albums... Extraordinary Machine 17:30, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Wow, you seem to be doing a lot of great work on a variety of articles - ShadowHalo, I really admire you, I wish I could organise my editing here as efficiently as you. I know it sounds like fawning, but it's true! The Eight Easy Steps article is so much better than it originally was - "A very popular song from So-Called Chaosand [sic] the second single released from the So-Called Chaos." :D I know of a few relevant reviews, articles and interviews that could be used to expand it, so I will see what I can do.
Hmm, you mentioned about "Eight Easy Steps" being a good song... do you own So-Called Chaos? If not, I highly recommend you buy it. It was the very first Alanis album I bought - it was around this time last year, and I really like it; it's the perfect summer record :) Extraordinary Machine 15:40, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:ExGirlfriendVideo.png

I have tagged Image:ExGirlfriendVideo.png as {{no rationale}}, because it does not provide a fair use rationale. If you believe the image to be acceptable for fair use according to Wikipedia policy, please provide a rationale explaining as much, in accordance with the fair use rationale guideline, on the image description page. Please also consider using {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. Thank you. Rettetast 21:30, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Do not removed Madonna image

It says specifically not to do it. You're opinion is irrelevant. You go to the TALK page if you have a problem. Maddyfan 13:12, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Blondie1982.jpg under Fair Use

Hey ShadowHalo. I noticed your discussion of the deletion of Image:Blondie1982.jpg and couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, Fair Use policy does not specifically mention a case like the one which you described (a historical image of a band where a free alternative might be possible), so it is impossible to say whether or not it is really acceptable under Fair Use. This has been a reoccurring problem with the Fair Use criteria (see more here), so I've started a discussion about this exact issue here. Please feel free to look over the discussion and contribute if you have anything to add. Drewcifer3000 22:09, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Umm, if you clearly read the article on Toxic(song), you would see that it charted number 1 in the south american countries. That is why i did all the changes, you must clarify your postings before you assume things without reason.

Hello This is the guy editing the Toxic (song)

Hello, sorry for being so rude in the lst posting but the article states this: In Latin America, the song became one of Spears' biggest hits, hitting the top ten in every single country (quite a feat considering that most countries' charts are full of Latin acts and not too many international acts) the song hit number-one in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador which would have ensured the song a number-one on the Latin American Top 40 Singles Chart, but the chart was created in May 2004, so when the chart was created the song was charting at number-six. The single end the year as the 26th most played song in Latin America[7].

This is viewable on the Toxic(song) page and that was why i did the changes i did on the charting.

"Music" fair use

Let's get this straight. I did omit mention of it, and have added some text. The upload form says we can put a rationale in the Summary section. There is no question that samples are accepted fair use. Is your point just about formatting the rationale? I'm not the type to recite a list of needless cliches, and a rationale box should not be necessary. This is generally understood. You can reply on my page. I'm learning how to handle this process. George Slivinsky 07:54, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

I'll add more rationale. Appreciate chance to discuss with administrator. In this case each file shows a different version, which is significant. I'd also argue against the 10% guideline (which is not absolute). 12 seconds for a 2 min song? Useless for anyone, and I don't believe copyright owners would object. You want an idea of the melody etc. These things are historically significant. You'll never find a copy of her disco or rock or 1974 versions. Do I have any points? George Slivinsky 19:16, 29 June 2007 (UTC)