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June 2010[edit]

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September 2010

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October 2010[edit]

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Pilot[edit]

Technically, it is consistent just to have the episode name, but when two or three are identical, I think we should help the reader with the parenthetical. Should we discuss this somewhere?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:24, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

I don't disagree, but I do think it should be consistent. So I think either we should have show titles for all episodes (since it's not very clear in general) or we should just make sure to have links to Wikipedia episode lists, specifically directed to that episode title or the season it's in. My two cents. Agnosticraccoon (talk) 04:10, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
I am going to take this to WP:TV.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:19, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

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Opting in to VisualEditor[edit]

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Feedback needed on using special characters[edit]

Hello. Thank you for using VisualEditor! Having editors use it is the best way for the Wikimedia Foundation to develop it into the best tool it can be.

While we always welcome general feedback (please report any issues in Bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product or drop your feedback on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org), the developers are especially interested right now in feedback on the special character inserter. This new tool is used for inserting special characters (including symbols like , IPA pronunciation symbols, mathematics symbols, and characters with diacritics). It is intended to help people whose computers do not have good character inserters. For example, many Mac users prefer to use the extensive "Special Characters..." tool present at the bottom of the Edit menu in all applications or to learn the keyboard shortcuts for characters like ñ and ü.

The current version of the special characters tool in VisualEditor is very simple and very basic. It will be getting a lot of work in the coming weeks and months. It does not contain very many character sets at this time. (The specific character sets can be customized at each Wikipedia, so that each project could have a local version with the characters it wants.) But the developers want your ideas at this early stage about ways that the overall concept could be improved. I would appreciate your input on this question, so please try out the character inserter and tell me what changes to the design would (or would not!) best work for you.

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Issues you might consider:

  • How often do you normally use Wikipedia's character inserters?
  • Which character sets are useful to you? Should it include all 18 of the character sets provided in the wikitext editor's newer toolbar at the English Wikipedia, the 10 present in the older editor toolbar, or some other combination of character sets?
  • How many special characters would you like to see at one time?
    • Should there be a "priority" or "favorites" section for the 10 or 12 characters that most editors need most often? Is it okay if you need an extra click to go beyond the limited priority set?
    • How should the sections be split up? Should they be nested? Ordered?
    • How should the sections be navigated? Should there be a drop-down? A nested menu?
  • The wikitext editor has never included many symbols and characters, like and . Do you find that you need these missing characters? If the character inserter in VisualEditor includes hundreds or thousands of special characters, will it be overwhelming? How will you find the character you want? What should be done for users without enough space to display more than a few dozen characters?
  • Should the character inserter be statically available until dismissed? Should it hover near the mouse? Should it go away on every selection or 10 seconds after a selection with no subsequent ones?
  • Some people believe that the toolbar already has too many options—how would you simplify it?

The developers are open to any thoughts on how the special character inserter can best be developed, even if this requires significant changes. Please leave your views on the central feedback page, or, if you'd prefer, you can contact me directly on my talk page. It would be really helpful if you can tell me how frequently you need to use special characters in your typical editing and what languages or other special characters are important to you.

Thank you again for your work with VisualEditor and for any feedback you can provide. I really do appreciate it.

P.S. You might be interested in the current ideas about improving citations, too. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

ALA awards 2015[edit]

Hi there - I see you are working on the ALA Awards that were announced this morning. I was just about to dig into that too. Is there anything that I can help with? KConWiki (talk) 01:34, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Pretty sure there are some awards I didn't get to (like the Geisels)! NathanielTheBold (talk) 01:43, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
OK - I am working on cleaning up some spelling errors w/ the name of the actor Forest Whitaker - After that, I will start in on the ones you didn't hit and try to get those all set today and tomorrow. Maybe after that you could spotcheck my work and I will spotcheck yours? KConWiki (talk) 01:54, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

September 2015[edit]

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In particular, this edit copypasted extensive content from pages such as this and this. Nick Number (talk) 17:24, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

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January 2016[edit]

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Hi, I'm User:ATinySliver. I've reverted your edit to Alan Rickman. Articles on British subjects use the British English standard, which places closing punctuation outside quote marks. 🖖ATinySliver/ATalkPage 01:28, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Noted! NathanielTheBold (talk) 03:24, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Italics in wikilinks[edit]

Hi Nathaniel, thanks for your efforts at keeping film-related articles up-to-date. There is one quirk to your editing, however, that is giving some of the bots a lot of extra work. Put italics outside the wikilink of something to be italicized. Do not create piping where piping is not needed, as it obfuscates what the link is to and is completely unnecessary. Thanks! JesseRafe (talk) 16:16, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

That seems to be a quirk of visual editor, so I'll try to avoid it. Thanks! NathanielTheBold (talk) 17:23, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

lol[edit]

you are a noughty boy. Nestly, Akhibuz (talk) 15:25, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

I do like Nestlé chocolate, thank you for asking. NathanielTheBold (talk) 17:34, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

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A page you started (The Most Hated Woman in America) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating The Most Hated Woman in America, NathanielTheBold!

Wikipedia editor Damibaru just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

I read the title first, and thought that this must surely be a vandalism page, or something of that sort. But I was wrong. Lesson learned: Never judge a book (or Wikipedia article) by its cover. Cheers!

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Thanks[edit]

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For your many fine edits

and for saving me more times than I can count! Flami72 (talk) 12:38, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Hey thanks! NathanielTheBold (talk) 21:47, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Netflix[edit]

Hi there! I've noticed you frequently edit on the Netflix originals list, I've removed two films from the "acquired" table, as they seem to have been distributed by Fox Digital onto Netflix, without Netflix actually acquiring the films. Is this okay, I've removed them, or should they be added back? Vmars22 (talk) 21:46, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Good question. I'm not sure--my criterion is generally whether something has a Netflix logo on it or not. But your methodology seems sound. NathanielTheBold (talk) 22:26, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
I double checked the references and it doesn't say anything about Netflix acquiring, just Fox Digital exclusively releasing it on Netflix. Also, I've removed a bunch of nomination awards included on the Rachel Weisz article, is that okay as well? :) Vmars22 (talk) 22:18, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi there! I was reverted again on the Netflix article, for putting "Audrie and Daisy" in the originals section. The film is listed on Netflix's PR website as an "original film", a third party hasn't signed on to the film, so it'll be billed as original. Shouldn't it be removed from acquisitions or stay in acquisitions? Vmars22 (talk) 20:58, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
I think you're right about this -- anything billed as a Netflix original shouldn't be listed as an acquisition. Though I was reverted when I tried to edit the article to reflect that for The Little Prince. NathanielTheBold (talk) 18:13, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

July 2016[edit]

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Jon Hamm[edit]

Could you take a look at his article when you get a chance? A selection of his opinions has been added. Though sourced, they don't appear particularly notable, and seems to amount to a trivia section. Thanks. --Ebyabe talk - Attract and Repel ‖ 17:37, 22 August 2016 (UTC)