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Hi there[edit]

Hi mate, I've seen you round adding useful stuff to Bowie articles. I was responsible for getting most of the albums from 1967 to 1980 into a decent state but these days I generally just keep them on my watchlist and tweak formatting or revert vandalism. Great that you collected and kept those music mags, I still have a few myself that've proved useful on WP, such as the Dame's in-depth NME interview around the time of Scary Monsters and Elephant Man in 1980. Re. the latest addition to the 1967 album, appears the quote is an 'extended version' of one I already had in the Influences section. I was thinking perhaps we merge them, moving the full quote from its own section to Influences. WDYT? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 01:27, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm totally ok with the change you suggest. I'm embarrassed that I didn't notice you already had the quote in the Influences section - didn't mean to be repetitive. Feel free to chop up my changes - or even revert them if you feel they don't add anything. Thanks! 87Fan (talk) 01:31, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Heathen[edit]

Hello, I have some questions on your editions in Heathen. Let's talk about it here. Thanks, NandO talk! 06:44, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Glass Spider Tour / Sound and Vision Tour[edit]

Hi.

As you may or may not have seen, i`m semi retired from this wonderful project, mainly because the work of assessment its endless and unthankful, but if everyone was as you, i probably still would be around.

The articles are quite good, the only thing missing are more categories, by the way, the tool to add, modify or remove categories is awesome and wasn`t there when i was heavy editing; other than that, images are always good, reception section is a must in album articles, don`t know if the tours have reviews, if they do, then they MUST be in the article, and a music sample goes a LONG way to becoming a GA.

Anything else, you let me know, i still check my watchlist several times a day.

PS: I also watched Labyrinth and loved it, specially Sir... don`t remember but he rode a dog and wanted to play scrabble at the end. Zidane tribal (talk) 01:54, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, I may take a stab at upgrading some of the C-class articles to B-class over time. You're thinking of Sir Didymus from Labyrinth btw! 87Fan (talk) 23:23, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

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Never Let Me Down[edit]

I've begun the GA review for Never Let Me Down, and would like your thoughts on a few points on the review page. Thanks for your work on this one--I'm sorry you had to wait so long for a review! -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:28, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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reffing a facebook post[edit]

Saw your question in the edit summary. I don't know that there's any established way, but a normal web citation template ought to do it--just add the URL, date, and accessdate, with "David Bowie official Facebook page" or a similar phrase under "publisher". You might use a web archiver like WebCite to save it for future reference, too, since this is something that might be a dead link in a year. You can see the template at User:Khazar2/Useful. Hope this helps! -- Khazar2 (talk) 17:57, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

May 30[edit]

I just reverted your edit on this page. The event just doesn't meet the rquirements of WP:DOY. Sorry! Inglok (talk) 20:57, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contributions to bring Glass Spider Tour to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 16:02, 25 October 2013 (UTC)


And thanks for cleaning up after me in the references section! Face-smile.svg Cheers, Khazar2 (talk) 16:02, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Glass Spider Tour[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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never let me down
Thank you for quality articles, based on a "whole trunk of clippings, magazines and reviews from about 1987 through 1997", on albums such as Nothing Has Changed and tours such as Serious Moonlight Tour, for improving song articles and starting them, for uploading cover images, for missing, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:56, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 973rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Feels like a lot longer than a year ago, but thank you! 87Fan (talk) 15:00, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Two years ago, you were recipient no. 973 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:20, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

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Everyone Says 'Hi'[edit]

Hi 87fan. You wrote:"In 6 years no one has edited the article to include a single reference to the song charting anywhere. " Try the following links:

UK chart pos for Everyone Says Hi: [1]

Germany:[2]

The links appear on the David Bowie Discography page, which also refers to the article which I restored. Mlindroo (talk) 14:00, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

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Your mutilation of my re-vamped Religion and spirituality section (David Bowie)[edit]

1. You claim wp:or. The statement in the first para was supported by everything in the section, which is what wp:or requires, so wp:or has been adhered to.

2. You claim to be deleting lyrics, but you also deleted statements made in interviews.

3. The new section has already received approval.

4. Please do not just go ahead and mutilate a piece of work as you have without even discussing it in the relevant Talk section. If you choose to read that you will find that the very first quote (not lyric) which you deleted was noticed in an article found by a very highly reputable Wikipedian and highlighted by someone else again. Thank you. Boscaswell (talk) 18:34, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of David Bowie's art collection[edit]

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87Fan, it's been two weeks and you haven't made any response to the review. Please stop by at the earliest possible moment; typical response time is expected to be within seven days of notification, and this is over twice that. The nomination is in danger of being closed if we don't hear from you, which would be a shame. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:40, 4 August 2016 (UTC)