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Although we disagree about Perry the Platypus, wow, 25,000+ mainspace edits! Great work! Cheers, Nsk92 (talk) 02:22, 24 November 2008 (UTC)


Something shiny[edit]

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For all the work you do to improve album related articles, your effort has not gone unnoticed, Happy Holidays. J04n(talk page) 15:16, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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You are among the top 5% of most active Wikipedians this month! (talk) 14:59, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for your recent contributions! (talk) 00:51, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

A pie for your effort today![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg You did a commendable job in cleaning/revising the American Idol Season 11 contestants' articles just this day. Have you considered removing "The Tireless Destroyer" on your User Page? It doesn't reflect your real contributions to Wikipedia. - SyncSeth (talk) 03:09, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the pie. A previous editor that did not like what I was doing on Wikipedia called me "The Tireless Destroyer", so I decided to laugh it off and put it on my user page as a badge of honor. Then the editor complained that I was using his term on my page, so it definitely made it worth it to put it on there. Aspects (talk) 17:36, 15 April 2012 (UTC)


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Thanks for fixing infoboxes[edit]

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Thanks for fixing all those infoboxes. Wistchars (talk) 01:21, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your efforts[edit]

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Thanks for your efforts. It's very nice to see an editor trying to improve Wikipedia, when so many others seem to only delete and destroy. --Judgeking (talk) 07:34, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for fixing all those infoboxes. Jai98 (talk) 07:51, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for fixing all those infoboxes. Jai98 (talk) 07:52, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Pacific Liner[edit]

What was wrong with the new image that was placed in the article? Just very curious why it was challenged. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 15:43, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

The previous screenshot was deleted for WP:NFCC#8, which this image also fails. I have started a discussion at Talk:Pacific Liner#Screenshot in production section. Please continue any further discussion there. Aspects (talk) 06:44, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours


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Happy New Year![edit]

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Removal of stills from film articles[edit]

Per this and similar edits you have been removing stills (they're not "screenshots"; that's what you call images from video games and software) from film articles on the grounds that they don't meet the fair-use criteria. You aren't specific, as I would imagine you'd need to be if removing fair-use images that otherwise have rationales and have been in the articles in question for a long time, and this apparently did not follow any discussion as to whether they should be removed or not, which again such a move usually should.

I wondered if perhaps (as so often happens) the criteria had been amended to make them narrower without the sort of projectwide discussion one would hope to have. It does not seem that they have been.

You appear to have based this move not on the numbered criteria but on, instead, WP:NFC, again without being more specific as to what aspect justifies the stills' immediate removal. I would direct your attention to WP:NFCI, informally known as the fair-use whitelist, which includes:"Video screenshots: For critical commentary and discussion of the work in question (i.e., films, television programs, and music videos)."

Unlike other entries in the whitelist there is no specific requirement that the stills be accompanied by sourced commentary discussing them. This has long been interpreted to allow the use of up to four such images in any article about a movie or TV show, primarily to depict the main cast members as they appear in the film (I suppose eventually video clips will supplant them, but that's not the subject of this discussion). That's how those images were used in The Reader. I am requesting that, with this understanding beneath your wing, you at least restore all the images you removed. If you want, we can discuss whether this is something we should still informally allow, formalize, or whatever the community thinks best in the appropriate forum before taking this to such a wide range of articles. Daniel Case (talk) 05:27, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

From Film stills: "A film still (sometimes called a publicity still or a production still) is a photograph taken on or off the set of a movie or television program during production." None of the images I removed were film stills, they were screenshots taken from the movie itself, most of them are correctly tagged with Template:Non-free film screenshot and you quote the video screenshot sentence from WP:NFCI.
A screenshot located in the film's plot section goes against WP:FILMNFI in that "Since a film article's "Plot" section contains descriptive claims about the information found in the primary source (the film) and not information found in reliable sources regarding the film, the section is not considered critical commentary or discussion of film." Most of the images fail WP:NFCC#1 since they can be replaced with words only. Almost all of the images fail WP:NFCC#8 in that the images do not increase the reader's understanding of the film and their exclusion is not detrimental to the understanding of the film. Some of the images I have removed, secondary posters and lobby cards, fail WP:NFCC#3a in that a movie poster is already showing how the film was advertised.
In regard to the three images from The Reader, the first is in the plot section against WP:FILMNFI, is easily replaced using words alone against WP:NFCC#1 and its removal is not detrimental to the understanding of the film against WP:NFCC#8. The second image is used in the cast section to show what one of the characters looks like without any critical commentary and its removal is not detrimental to the understanding of the film against WP:NFCC#8. The third image is used to show the makeup process and has a quote from Entertainment Weekly about the length of time, replaced by words against WP:NFCC#1, but the image is not needed to show that she was older and has no critical commentary about the makeup itself and its removal is not detrimental to the understanding of the film against WP:NFCC#8.
There is nothing written or nothing in practice that I have seen from editing thousands of film articles that they are allowed the use of up to four such images. Most film articles contain one fair use image, a movie poster/lobby card/promotional image used in the infobox. Most screenshots used in film articles are in the public domain. The rest of the screenshots need to have critical commentary about the image itself and tends to be about the production of the film and not used in the plot section, cast section or to show what the cast looks like.
I am not going to restore the images because it was a WP:BOLD move and in my opinion, the images fail WP:NFCC. If another editor adds back the image, hopefully with an edit summary to explain why, I either agree with their addition or I disagree and I might eventually take the image to WP:FFD. Only a small percentage of the images I have removed have been added back. The only time I have reverted the additions was a couple of IP addresses that kept adding the film poster for Wrongfully Accused to The Fugitive (1993 film) when a link to the former is provided in the latter's article, which cannot be brought to FfD, but would definitely never be able to pass WP:NFR. Aspects (talk) 18:59, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Navigation box[edit]

Hello, I was trying to add the navigation box to the Category:Tamil film directors and found you have already removed sometime back, so I undid my addition. Any reason why the navigation box is not required?. The navigation box was easy to navigate between the directors, writers, producers, etc, within the same film industry.Sriram V. (talk) 14:27, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

About your (non)participation in the January 2012 SOPA vote[edit]

Hi Aspects. I am Piotr Konieczny (User:Piotrus), you may know me as an active content creator (see my userpage), but I am also a professional researcher of Wikipedia. Recently I published a paper (downloadable here) on reasons editors participated in Wikipedia's biggest vote to date (January 2012 WP:SOPA). I am now developing a supplementary paper, which analyzes why many editors did not take part in that vote. Which is where you come in :) You are a highly active Wikipedian (104th), and you were active back during the January 2012 discussion/voting for the SOPA, yet you did not chose to participate in said vote. I'd appreciate it if you could tell me why was that so? For your convenience, I prepared a short survey at meta, which should not take more than a minute of your time. I would dearly appreciate you taking this minute; not only as a Wikipedia researcher but as a fellow content creator and concerned member of the community (I believe your answers may help us eventually improve our policies and thus, the project's governance). PS. If you chose to reply here (on your userpage), please WP:ECHO me. Thank you! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:53, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Joan the Maiden, Part 1: The Battles[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Joan the Maiden, Part 1: The Battles, has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Deoliveirafan (talk) 07:48, 14 February 2015 (UTC) --Deoliveirafan (talk) 07:48, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Bull in the Heather[edit]

Hi Aspects, I've seen that you restored the Bull in the Heather article and I think you misunderstood the concept of WP:NSONGS. The fact that a song charted on two national charts does not necessarily mean that the song deserves a separate article. The song is not notable because there is not enough coverage in reliable and independent sources from which to write an article. I know this because I am improving the Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star article and I haven't found any source which discusses the song directly and out of the context of the album. According to WP:NSONGS: "If the only coverage of a song occurs in the context of reviews of the album on which it appears, that material should be contained in the album article and an independent article about the song should not be created." For that reason, I think there is not enough coverage to write a reasonably detailed article. Please let me know what you think. Thanks. --Niwi3 (talk) 17:42, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

I am wondering this too with regards to the Avenged Sevenfold songs you reverted. And an AfD would not really apply as the article was rediected and the content copyedited and integrated. Karst (talk) 00:00, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
In my edit summaries I stated that the articles "can be seen as passing WP:NSONGS," which then falls to the "enough material to warrant a reasonably detailed article" from WP:NSONGS, which should be a consensus among editors and not one editor's judgment call. The redirects were like a prod that was contested and as I stated the next step in the process is an AfD, not to revert back to a redirect, this is WP:BRD where the discussion is an AfD. Aspects (talk) 23:13, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Mills cat.jpg[edit]

Your request for deletion of this file has been declined as I am not convinced it is obviously replaceable by a free image. Please list at WP:FFD if you would still like the file deleted. Stifle (talk) 14:11, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

John Paul McQueen and Craig Dean[edit]

Hi, Aspect, I just see your revision about the page of John Paul McQueen and Craig Dean. I'm in charge of the copyright of the images of Guy Burnet and this one is copyrighted by Channel 4. Thank you in advance to reload my version. Do not hesitate if you need further information. Best regards, Emeric.

The screenshot has been on Wikipedia for over six years now and has a valid fair use rationale. If you think it should not be used in the article in that it does not pass WP:NFCC, then you should open up a WP:FFD for it. Aspects (talk) 23:16, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Illinois River problem[edit]

Please triple-check to make your the move you undid exactly matches what you thought it was. I didn't move Illinois River (Oklahoma) to Illinois River (Arkansas); I moved it to Illinois River (Arkansas River). Did you pay close attention?? Georgia guy (talk) 14:35, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

I used the word "similar" in my edit summary, which goes to I did pay close attention and that you sir, did not. Aspects (talk) 06:20, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
And "Arkansas River" is simply the name of the river the Illinois River empties into. Georgia guy (talk) 13:50, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

James Morris (bass-baritone)[edit]

You removed a fair-use image from this article with little explanation. I left a comment at Talk:James Morris (bass-baritone), since I do not understand why you removed it. Would you please give a more detailed explanation for your edit on the Talk page. Thanks. --Robert.Allen (talk) 20:38, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

I finally found an answer to my question in the footnote. Thanks for pointing it out to me. --Robert.Allen (talk) 16:56, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

American Idol (season 13) revert[edit]

Why would you revert the cn tags? None of these episode titles is sourced and they need to be. --Musdan77 (talk) 20:41, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

As I stated in my edit summary either the themes were already sourced or they could be sourced to the show itself. Aspects (talk) 17:29, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, that's exactly what you said, but it doesn't help me to just repeat what you wrote in the edit summary. Elaborate! "already sourced"? I wouldn't say that they should be sourced if they are. They have sources for the ratings, but those sources don't mention any such title. This is the first season article that has these episode titles. "could be sourced to the show itself"? What does that supposed to mean? And don't you have email notification of new messages? --Musdan77 (talk) 02:08, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
The episode titles in the performance section are sourced or could be sourced to the show itself when they announce the theme of the episode. The pre-finals episodes in the ratings table should have the titles sourced since they are different than the previous years, so I will add back those citation needed tags. Another possibility is to go with the generic episode names used in the DVR ratings section that seem similar to past seasons' articles. Aspects (talk) 00:49, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you (finally). It's also helpful to "ping" or "talk back to" the editor that you reply to on your talk page - so I don't have to keep checking here for a response. --Musdan77 (talk) 18:48, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Removal of tags from images tagged with template:orfud[edit]

Hi Aspects, as an FYI, I have a bot at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/B-bot 2 that is now checking the dated orphaned fair use images for deletion categories the night before they are to be processed and removing the tag from any that are in use. I noticed that you removed the tags from a lot of images in Category:Orphaned non-free use Wikipedia files as of 2 May 2015. Though obviously, there is usefulness in looking at images that might have been removed only due to vandalism and reverting that vandalism, it is no longer necessary to review them just to remove the tag from no-longer orphaned ones as the bot will do that now. (The bot is actually the one doing most of the tagging in the first place and it is able to be more intelligent than the human process in doing so. When a human was running a report to get a list of orphaned fair use images, that report was getting frequent false positives from images that were momentarily orphaned due to vandalism, which was rolled back with admin rollback. Now, before tagging anything as orphaned, the bot is purging all of the pages for which there is a fair use rationale on the image description page and so if it tags something, it actually is orphaned at that moment, not just showing up as orphaned due to out-of-date database information.) --B (talk) 14:28, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Sidónio Pais[edit]

This picture is fine, since it's also available in the Portuguese, Spanish and other wikipedias. The previous one, since it's not available in the Portuguese wikipedia, and since Sidónio Pais was a Portuguese politician, I (as a Portuguese) can't morally accept that it would be available on the English Wikipedia but not in the Portuguese wikipedia. Thanks for replacing the image. Viet-hoian1 (talk) 05:46, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Edit warring on concert tour articles[edit]

Hey, I just got your message. I usually don't check my messages. But anyways, I just wanted to start off by saying that if anybody started this whole edit warring, it was you. The way I had the Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, & Van Halen 1978 World Tours were fine. Even though I did not create the Blizzard of Ozz Tour, it needed to be fix because there was a lot of false information that could've very well misled people easily to learning the wrong stuff. I did however create the Diary of a Madman, Speak of the Devil, & Van Halen 1978 World Tours, and let me tell you this, I have not once ever said that I own these Setlists, but I will say that I have just as much of a right to edit the Setlist, especially considering I created 3/4 of them, as anybody else, you definitely damn well can't tell me any different. And another thing is that you wouldn't have any of this info if it wasn't for me, so if anything, I should be thanked for having created these articles as well as making the corrections, and even though I didn't ask for that to begin with because I didn't necessarily care for that as well as not being one who asks for much along with not whining/complaining, considering that's the person I am, I especially don't appreciate having this backlash come at me after having done nothing but good things and what not. That's not cool. But anyways, the way I had these articles were fine until you came in ruined it, and I'm not just talking about the format, I'm talking about some of the info on the venues since I know you took out stuff that's supposed to be there since some of those places are convention centers, multi-purpose facilities, complexes, properties, etc., not venues, which is why I was very specific about the venues like for Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, that's a venue, whereas Nakano Sun Plaza is a hotel. Brighton Dome is just a convention center with multiple venues, and the Pavilion Theatre is a venue. Tulsa Assembly Center is a complex, not a venue, whereas the "Tulsa Assembly Center" Arena is a venue, and the reason why I have "Tulsa Assembly Center" in quotations is because that's the name of the complex while the arena is just the arena with no given specific name, that's why I had it like that. And that's just to name a few of what you fucked up. Another thing that I noticed was that you said something about how I put quotation marks for the name of the venues like for "Tulsa Assembly Center" Arena and how that's incorrect because of how it's not called that & that it would change how people how call that venue. Again, I have it like that because Tulsa Assembly Center is a complex and that the arena is just the arena so it I just put in quotes is because Tulsa Assembly Center is a complex and that the arena is not actually part of the name so that's why I have it as "Tulsa Assembly Center" Arena. The same goes for "San Antonio Convention Center" Arena, "Dallas Convention Center" Arena, "Von Braun Civic Center" Arena, . Another thing is that I really don't think it would affect how people would call the venue, I mean if you have Tulsa Assembly Center Arena & "Tulsa Assembly Center" Arena written on a piece of paper and some people would read them aloud, I really don't think it would affect how people call it as well as how it's called. To be honest, I really don't even know where you were even going with that. If anything, i think you were just creating another excuse to point something wrong, stupid, as since, etc. that I did, I of course, I really don't appreciate that. And that's not all because there's a whole lot more of which I have to say about each everything you said to me. My bold headings were fine because they were specific & I liked how they looked. I really don't see what the problem was there. The whole thing about how only the first word in a heading should be capitalized is such bullshit, I mean I really don't see what the problem is there & that I think it looks better when it says "Tour Dates" & not "Tour dates." Plus it sounds like something you made up because you want it to go your way & it seems you'll even do that with the little things, but anyways, seriously, how does that look better than the way I had it, and again, I don't see what the issue there is. Also, the reason why I had it formatted as Date, Venue, City/Suburb, State/Province/County, & Country is because it's gives the reader a more useful specific the knowledge where exactly the venue is, and if you want my opinion, I think the info is very useful, necessary, & helpful considering there a multiple cities through certain countries let alone the world with the same names so it gives the reader exactly where the venue is at & again I think it's very useful, necessary, & helpful; not only that but I guarantee the readers of these articles aren't even going to click on the cities or the suburbs or the states/provinces or counties anyway because they don't necessarily care for what info is on the pages of those certain places, I guarantee they at least just want to know where the venue is & that's why all of that was on there, and it's for the specifics; another thing about that is that I have cities & states for the US, I have cities & provinces for Canada, I have cities &/or suburbs, counties &/or cities for places like in Europe or Asia. That's why I have that like that, and again, I think it's all very useful, necessary, & helpful, and I just don't see what the problem is having that certain specific info on there. As for the previous message about using Wikipedia edit summaries, again, I didn't ignore, I just didn't see it because I usually don't check that as hardly ever get any messages, and that's not bullshit, so don't even think about patronizing me. Also, if anybody is being personally attacked, it me. How dare you accuse me of making accusations of vandalism as well as accuse me of making personal attacks. That is totally not cool. I really don't appreciate that at all. I also don't appreciate how I've been made out to be a stupid asshole who starts an editing war as well as fucks up everything. I really didn't fuck up anything. Again, it was all fine the way I had it. It looked great. I think every tour date listing should look the way I had it was fine, and again, I had it look that way & be formatted & laid out like that for many reasons. So yeah, they were fine the way them. Again, if anybody fucked them up, it was you. Now I have to go back and fix what was fucked up like the links, the venue names, etc. Another thing I noticed that you fucked up was on the Blizzard of Ozz Tour where I happened to notice that there's nothing in the venue section for the August 11, 1981 Pittsburgh show, which actually was at the Stanley Theater, and the same goes for the September 5, 1981 Fayetteville show, which actually was at the Cumberland County Memorial Arena, and I just don't understand why those were missing to begin with, because those are the venues, and those shows did happen, so I don't understand what the problem was there. Overall, I'm not happy with what I was made out to be, and I'm definitely not happy with how the tour dates came out to look. Again, it was fine the way I had. I like how it looked because it looked great. When I looked at it the way I had it, I look at the good job I did making, and seeing it changed, edited, &/or ruined takes that good feeling away from me & the it becomes a problem for me. Also, I really shouldn't have to explain myself whenever I edit something, and I'm not saying this out of blissful ignorance, stubbornness, cockiness, arrogance, etc., I say it because it's the truth, if I ever have something down the way I have it, or if I edit something, it's like that because it's correct & the way I have it is just alright, and that there really shouldn't be a problem with the way I have it. Another thing of what I don't like is how when I read your message, not only did I feel antagonized, but that cons ending it all sounded to me as if I'm supposed to kiss your ass like I'm below you or your superior to me like I'm you sit on a throne or a high horse where I'm supposed to bow down to or kneel before you or something like that, and that I most definitely appreciate as I'm am not nor ever have been ass kisser as ass kissing is one of my biggest pet peeves. I've come across the same type of people at, which is why I gave up on trying to fix incorrect dates, Setlists, etc. Another thing I don't appreciate as it is another one of my biggest pet peeves is hypocrisy. Hypocrites along with snobby pretentious assholes are some of the worst people I can't stand to be around personally & socially. It's funny how I've been made out to be an asshole, a dumbass, a control freak, etc. yet it seems like if anybody is trying to take complete control of all of this is you as It seems that nobody even had a problem with the way I had it & that the only one who seems to have a problem with it is you, which leads me to think that you just want yo have this whole go your way as if your way is the right & that if it doesn't go your way, it's the highway. Finally, It seems you've managed turn this whole thing around me like it's me who's the asshole that's in the wrong, and I most certainly don't appreciate being put in the wrong when I shouldn't even be there as well as be antagonized & talked down upon in general. I definitely don't condone any such nonsense, and I seriously hope that I shouldn't have to go through with this again.


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Some troubles on your watchlist, maybe[edit]

Hi, Re your interest in our coverage of the movies, so to speak, you may be interested to check the Contributions by user 2600:1006:B107:50A:B54A:54DC:4A42:DE45 --which covers a single 200-minute session 2015-05-10 quite destructive in some cases. Among the small changes reported in green at the top, I visited only the second, Married to It, and reverted what seemed to me bad work.

(I wonder whether you receive notice that I linked you moments ago in the edit summary there. I also named you on the talk page, but without a wikilink, so that contribution Talk:Married to It#1991 Canada, 1993 US should not generate a notice. I hope to learn whether the edit summary is an effective "ping!".)

The big changes reported in red primarily concern plot summaries. At The High King near the top of the red listings, this user simply deleted 10 of 18 paragraphs with the edit summary "... made it more concise" (under a false section heading). I don't recognize many of the pagenames, but The High King is a novel I know and I reverted its change last hour. --P64 (talk) 23:09, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

I only received an alert that you left a message on my talk page, not one for the edit summary. I will leave a message about the release date on the article's talk page. As for the plot shortening, I have noticed it before and it was discussed at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film/Archive 56#IP user and plot summaries, so discussing the issue with the editors that took place in that discussion would probably be more helpful than talking to me. Aspects (talk) 00:02, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

In regard to this edit[edit]

How come this photo be non-free? Jonas Vinther • (Click here to collect your price!) 11:04, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

You uploaded the poster as a non-free image. If you wanted to change the license, you would need to find a reliable source to back up the new license. Aspects (talk) 22:41, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Love Takes Time cassette cover art[edit]

How about this edition? I downloaded it from eBay and then uploaded it to Discogs. --George Ho (talk) 04:35, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

That is a much better quality image, so thank you for improving Wikipedia and Discogs. Aspects (talk) 22:54, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Coal Miner's Daughter (film)[edit]

I see that you removed an image from the subject article for being "non-fair use", yet the image's page explains why it's fair use for this specific article. What exactly is being contested with regards to that explanation? Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:39, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

The screenshot is used in the plot section of the article against WP:FILMNFI in that the plot section describes the film and is not critical commentary of the image itself. The fair use rationale states "The image is significant in identifying the subject of the article, which is the film or film character itself." The poster itself shows the subject of the article, thereby failing WP:NFCC#3. There is no critical commentary of the image itself in the article, it does nothing to increase the reader's understanding of the film and its exclusion is not detrimental to the understanding of the film, thereby failing WP:NFCC#8. Since it was used in the film and is still used in Sissy Spacek and East Texas, I am going to bring the image up at Wikipedia:Non-free content review. Aspects (talk) 04:40, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. It's a shame we Wikipedians have been turned into copyright attorneys to "protect" images where their display causes no harm to anyone in objective reality. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 13:27, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Your removal of state and province names in tour itineraries[edit]

Hi. You'll see I've reverted changes you recently made at two tour articles. After checking with some other tour articles, though, I notice you've been removing state and province names there also. I've stated my reasons for reverting but seeing as you've been imposing these changes elsewhere, it seems a general discussion might be useful. Perhaps here or at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Concert Tours. In fact, I looked on the project talk page, found that the issue had been raised, but with no result/consensus gained. (I skimmed through the Village Pump discussion mentioned there, but it seemed far too general to be applicable to city names in a table of concert tour dates.)

So, can I ask why you're removing the state and province names? As I wrote in a summary at Diamond Dogs Tour just now: "this is a tour itinerary, showing progress through North America; and it's informative to include province and state names, particularly as many of the US cities will otherwise mean nothing to most readers." Going on from that, a good, in-depth Wikipedia article on a US tour will typically include discussion of a tour's progress across the country and, in that context, may often be using wide geographical terms – state names, certainly, as well as regions (West Coast, American South, etc). That's the sort of coverage I hope to bring to George Harrison and Ravi Shankar's 1974 North American tour, anyway, because the sources I have approach the subject in that way. So it seems the more we can provide something, in a tour dates table, that helps readers identify the less widely known cities, the better. Many of the state names – Ohio, West Virginia, Utah, North Carolina, Wisconsin and the like – may still flummox some people. Okay, but for many other readers, the inclusion of a state name tells them everything that the city name doesn't (eg, Greensboro, Casselberry, Trotwood, Toledo, New Haven, Buffalo … many more). JG66 (talk) 13:07, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply, but life got in my way. I noticed your reversions before you had even written this message and I had already decided to stop making these changes based on those reversions. A lot of tour articles were lists that I turned into tables and many of the lists had American cities mentioned with postal codes. When I added the city links, I changed the postal codes since they were unhelpful to state names. Other editors then changed the city, state links to city links, so I started that as well. When the cities were not linked in the lists, the postal codes and/or state names may have been helpful, but now that the city links are provided the state names are unnecessary. Readers who live outside the United States may not know the state names and find them unnecessary. Readers inside the United States may already know what states the cities are located in and if they do not know and want to find out, they can click on the link to get to the city article. I also find the state/province/territory/regions inconsistently used, with the United States and Canada being used a lot and sometimes Australia used, with other countries in the same table not having them used, such as England or Germany. I think it would be helpful to start a discussion at the WikiProject and invite editors who edit a number of concert tour articles. If you start a discussion there, I will take part, but in the meantime I will not make any similar edits. Aspects (talk) 21:20, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
My turn to apologise for a late reply(!). Thanks for your explanation, I can see how you came to adopt that approach. I still maintain that the state and province names are useful additions – but as you say, let's take it up on the project talk page. Cheers, JG66 (talk) 05:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Plot blanker[edit]

I've been trying to deal with this guy for a while now. See User:NinjaRobotPirate/Plot blanker. Flyer22 has also been involved. I'm not exactly sure how to deal with this, but I think it might be time to go to ANI to get more input from people. One possibility is a long-term abuse report, which would perhaps make tracking and reporting a bit easier. This guy really seems to believe that randomly blanking paragraphs is an improvement to the articles, so I doubt he's going to stop. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 21:56, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Image removal[edit]

Hi Aspects. I see you've removed a lot of non-free images, only for them to be restored by an IP editor. You might be interested inthis. I'm reverting the IP's changes per WP:EVASION. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 13:07, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your help with this editor, I saw that they were evading their block, but I also saw that Bbb23 was away from Wikipedia for a bit, so I was not sure what to do. Aspects (talk) 16:02, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the link, Lugnuts. Could come in handy.Bkstone (talk) 07:25, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Justin Guarini image[edit]

The poster has 30 days from 8/30/15 to provide any info needed. Give them the time to comply. It is my understanding that this pic is authorized for use by it's owner, Justin Guarini. Hopefully his people will catch the need. If not, eventually. Bkstone (talk) 07:06, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

MUCH better with the chronological format. Thanks. That old parade pic still needs to go, something more representative of his work and/or performing (and not another head shot OR American Idol reference). Have the shots, but I might need your help. I'll let you know if I can't figure it out. Again, nice job on the format! We just might make a good team.Bkstone (talk) 22:14, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

James Ingram[edit]

Hello! I have semi-protected the James Ingram page for a month. If the same pattern recurs after the protection expires - namely, a range of IPs making the same suspicious edits as the previously blocked user - you might want to call the situation to the attention of a currently active administrator listed here: Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to make range blocks. Thanks for helping keep Wikipedia honest. --MelanieN (talk) 17:31, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the help and advice. Aspects (talk) 01:37, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

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Lorna Gray reversion error[edit]

Thank you for reverting my rollback at Lorna Gray, as this was made in error. Regards, Yamaguchi先生 23:44, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2015 September 20[edit]

You were involved in a discussion about File:Madonna-Material-Girl-333295.jpg. I invite you to the above DRV. --George Ho (talk) 23:48, 21 September 2015 (UTC)


Howdy Aspects, re: this reversion can you please explain to me why this IP's longplot flagging, and my restoration of the longplot flag is inappropriate? WP:FILMPLOT wants 400-700 words. The current version is 771 words long, and I'm not aware of "grace periods" for length with the exception of for complicated formats. Thoughts? Cyphoidbomb (talk) 22:31, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

This editor has gone through numerous steps to their editing on Wikipedia from changing reception areas to add box office bombs without sourcing, to reverting back years of edits to a smaller plot, to plot blanking, to changing the dates of cleanup templates and now to simply look for articles that they feel need plot help. Unfortunately, they seem immune to advice from several editors telling them the same thing on their numerous different IP addresses. What would normally be a case of WP:SOFIXIT for a plot summary that is not that much over the recommended range, does not work for this editor because they have shown themselves incapable of reducing long plot summaries without deleting entire paragraphs instead of condensing what is already there. This editor's single purpose now is to go to an article, throw the plot in a number counter, tag anything below 400 with the more plot template and anything above 700 with a plot template without making any other changes to the articles. This single-mindlessness towards plot is not really helping Wikipedia.
Honestly, I did not see your edit because I was going through the IP-hopping "Plot blanker" and saw that the template was there, so I reverted it. If you feel the plot template still belongs on this article, I understand and it is not something I would revert. Aspects (talk) 23:11, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Ah, a disruptive user! Well, that seems reasonable. Your explanation is much appreciated. :) Cyphoidbomb (talk) 23:48, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

At A Nightmare on Elm Street you again removed a Plot template despite the summary being over 800 words. Please review WP:FILMPLOT. A summary over 700 words exceeds the guideline, and it is appropriate to tag the plot in such instances. Thank you for your understanding. DonIago (talk) 14:12, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

As I stated above this is a IP-hopping disruptive user that current looks for film articles to throw the plot in a number counter, tag anything below 400 with the more plot template and anything above 700 with a plot template without making any other changes to the articles. In theses cases being just over the range (a lot are 700 to 800 words), I would normally tell the user to WP:JUSTFIXIT, instead of them tagging the article with something simple for someone else to address, but this user has been shown to not be able to handle reducing plots. For extremely large plots, they used to remove entire paragraphs instead of reducing to the key points, but for these smaller ones, they are unable to remove a small amount of words. Their actions are not helpful towards building a better Wikipedia, and a lot of editors have spent time addressing their problems without much success.
To let you and any future editor that might revert my plot template removals, I understand and will not revert them. Furthermore, of the IP's edits I have to address, they are concerning the changing template dates for no reason except that the IP thinks they are old and need to be updated. Please let me know of any other concerns about my editing in this regard. Aspects (talk) 23:35, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
I recall the user in question, but if the plot is 800+ words then the template is appropriate in that particular case even if they may be abusing it in general. Having the template there if the plot is in violation of the guideline does no harm and may lead to the problem being resolved. As it's not difficult to get the word count for a plot summary, I'd ask that you do that before summarily de-tagging.
That said, if they are drive-by tagging in trivial cases (say, 725 words) and making no effort to improve the article, or updating the template date for no evident reason, then I think you're within your rights to tag them for disruptive editing. They need to explain what their intentions are and why they can't or won't be bothered to even take a cursory stab at improving the articles themselves.
Anyway, thanks for the clarification. The way it appeared was that you were simply de-tagging for the sake of de-tagging, which on the face of it isn't necessarily better than what the IP was doing themselves. If they're making any good edits along the way, even accidentally, we might as well retain those if we can.
Thanks for getting back to me on this, and sorry if I jumped the gun or came off a bit too harshly. DonIago (talk) 00:41, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

The non-fair use of the Criterion logo in Akira[edit]

Hello. I just wanted to say sorry for not knowing that how I used the former Criterion logo is actually non-fair use. It was the first time I placed an image in an article throughout my whole 5 year stay in Wikipedia, fearing the many technical details that would go against my way through just my looking to add an image in an article. Can you provide details as to how this is non-fair use so that I have better knowledge of what images I can put in an article? LionFosset (talk) 16:45, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

The image currently fails WP:NFCC#10c because there is no fair use rationale for the image's use in the film article. Even if a fair use rationale was provided, it would easily fail WP:NFCC#8 because it does not increase the reader's understanding of the film and its removal is not detrimental to that understanding. Aspects (talk) 04:18, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Another one of your image removals[edit]

I reverted this removal (although not the one from the novel article, since that couldn't have been justified). It is accompanied by sourced quoted text by the film's costume designer describing the look she created for the character as "so far over the edge she's almost falling off." I believe that helps it meet fair use criterion #8: not everybody can visualize what that would mean, and it's contextually significant. It was uploaded so long ago that it didn't require a separate fair use rationale at the time; I can certainly add one to the image page if desired. Daniel Case (talk) 06:49, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Older tags[edit]

The templates that you reverted are old aspects, so I have changed them newer versions that stands out. BlackGator (talk) 10:21, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

As numerous editors have told you across your numerous IP addresses, template with older dates do not need to be "updated," and if anything the older dates make them "stand out" more than the newer ones because editors know that it has been a problem for a while. Aspects (talk) 15:20, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) BlackGator I'm in agreement with Aspects on this. Knowing that a block of information has been unsourced for five years makes me more likely to do something about it than a block of information that you have freshly marked as unsourced. Tweedling around with template dates is not a useful contribution. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 17:18, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

WTF? BlackGator (talk) 23:29, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

BlackGator Was there something confusing in particular that you'd like me to clarify? Cyphoidbomb (talk) 01:30, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

I have just been treated to one of these warnings as well for reverting templates to their original date, even though I haven't come close to 'edit warring' or WP:3RR. User Blackgator, however, continues to revert template dates back to his 'better' version, and has blanked a polite request that he cease doing this from his talk page. I have little doubt that any further warning on Blackgator's talk page would be ignored and blanked as well, and suspect that, unfortunately, a trip to WP:ANI may now be required to stop these activities. That process is a mystery to me, however, so I'll leave it in more experienced hands to decide how best to proceed. (talk) 00:10, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

File:Laura Branigan - Gloria.png[edit]

I invite you to FFD (discussion) on this image. --George Ho (talk) 09:04, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

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