User talk:59.101.25.183

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November 2007[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. You may not know that Wikipedia has a Manual of Style that should be followed to maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance. Using different styles throughout the encyclopedia, as you did to Baritone, makes it harder to read. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Dekisugi 11:08, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

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Meyerbeer[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add commentary or your own personal analysis to Wikipedia articles. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you.

Dear 59.101.25.183 -

I feel quite as disappointed as you that major opera houses don't put on Meyerbeer operas, although perhaps I am not the purist you are in voices. But you should not put these views up in the article on Meyerbeer - they are your opinions, but they are not encyclopaedic facts. In accordance with WP standards, I am reverting your comments once again - please do not reinsert them. With best regards, --Smerus (talk) 17:04, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Tibbett[edit]

Same problem!

"Tibbett left a legacy of superlative recordings made in the 1920s and '30s. They are available on CD. His voice was dark, rich and wide-ranging with a characteristic, virile tone. He used his vocal resources with almost profligate abandon during the years of his prime, but seldom at the expense of sensitive musicianship."

The problems with this paragraph are all the descriptive words: Superlative, dark, rich, virile, profligate abandon...

Regardless of how well these words may describe the artist's style, it is necessary to back them up by citing your source. You can't give a personal opinion.

So what you have to do is write something like "The critic John Bloggs, writing in the Such and Such, said of Tibbett that his voice was ........."

This is an ongoing problem experienced by everyone who writes about Arts subjects. It is hard not to be descriptive.

Amandajm 12:02, 1 December 2007 (UTC)