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Jessica Chastain[edit]

Your original research and speculation about Jessica Chastain's age has been reverted. Please stop adding it. We can only write what has already been written in reliable sources. -- Brangifer (talk) 02:16, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

You are the only person alive who thinks Britain's Telegraph is a "reliable source", LOL. She is in fact 35 years old. I went to high school with her, and she was NOT five years younger than the rest of us when we graduated. The yearbook from our graduation year, 1995, with her senior photo in it, is available all over the internet. Just because tabloids have incorrectly said that she is 30 when she is in fact 35 does not mean Wikipedia should further the incorrect information. By the way, In Style magazine recently wrote that she is currently 25 years old, and the fact that they published it doesn't make that true, either (if it was, she would have been the most mature-looking 8-year-old on the planet when we graduated high school).
I have commented at the article's talk page. We write what RS state, whether we think it's "true" or not. Your experience may be interesting to you, and it may actually be "true", but you are not a RS, and adding such information is a clear violation of our policy against original research.
Note that a "reliable source" at Wikipedia has a special meaning. It doesn't necessarily mean that what they write is always "true", just that it's verifiable. I know, it's odd, but that's our policy, and if you don't follow it, you'll just get in trouble. You have repeatedly added IMDB as a source, but it's been reverted and the edit summaries I have left state clearly that it's not considered a RS here. Always read the edit summaries which are found in the edit history. IMDB is specifically mentioned at WP:USERGENERATED as NOT a RS. Stop adding it or you will be blocked.
If you have any RS that state that she's 35, I'd like to see them, and possibly use them. Extrapolating her age from a yearbook is not allowed, unless the yearbook directly states her age. Otherwise such extrapolation violates our policy against synthesis. Read these policies and understand them. If you don't, your stay here will be short-lived. -- Brangifer (talk) 07:08, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Threaten me all you want, I couldn't care less. Anyone with a brain can change their IP address in 30 seconds, which keeps you from banning me as I am not registered. I can come back as many times as I like under as many IP addresses as I like. You have repeatedly skewed and biased the Jessica Chastain article to perpetuate an incorrect statement about her age. I find it difficult to believe that a sleazy tabloid like the Daily Mail is a "reliable source" of anything, but you sourced that in the article to back your insistence that she is 30 while deleting other references that show she is 35. If Wikipedia calls the Daily Mail and People Magazine "reliable sources" over IMDB and the Associated Press, that is incredibly stupid. You or anyone else at Wikipedia can do a free public records search on the state of California's official site and see that her birth record lists her as being born on March 24, 1977 (it even lists her mother's maiden name of Chastain, which she uses as her stage name). The fact that media sources simply took her age from each other's articles without verifying it does not make it either reliable or true.

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