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Hello, Bzuk. I'm a bit confused about your response to the fair-use problem with File:Screen shot Hero.png. If the image commentary you've added to Hero is so inconsequential that you insist on burying it in a footnote, then why do you feel it necessary to include the non-free image in the first place? If the production or use of the crash scene is particularly significant, then it deserves to be discussed in the main text of the article. If not, then there is no encyclopedic reason to use the image. (See Wikipedia:Non-free content#Meeting the contextual significance criterion, and in particular the part referencing WP:DUE and WP:BALASPS. We don't include images, non-free or otherwise, for purely decorative purposes, and simply adding a token commentary to such an image doesn't bypass the "significance of understanding" criterion for fair use.) —Psychonaut (talk) 19:40, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

The reasoning behind the use of a note to the reader was to give further information as a question about the use of the scene was made. The image is not there for prettiness, but shows a key scene and how it was created, using a set that was rigged for explosion. That's simply the way I wanted to provide the information to the reader. The note is attached to the caption and is fully referenced. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 20:00, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick response (but please let's keep the conversation in one place). I understand and accept that the note is adequately referenced. I'm just saying that it seems strange to put the commentary in a footnote, suggesting it is relatively unimportant, when the use of the non-free film still is predicated on it being (a) an important part of the movie, and (b) necessary to understand the accompanying commentary. Do you see what I mean? —Psychonaut (talk) 21:29, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

I have used the option of a note to provide an expanded commentary which still is useful to the reader to understand the complexities of staging a dramatic scene. The scene is one that was documented in a number of reference sources dealing with aviation films. The use of a full-scale Boeing 727 in an era when CGI dominates lends credence to the choices made by the filmmakers to create a realistic scenario. Both the content in the "production" section and the photograph and its caption viewed together give a more fulsome description. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 22:39, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Unless the reader/viewer sees the fireball that was involved, the actual consequences of the lead character entering a stricken airliner is not evident. The descriptor of how the scene was shot gives a greater appreciation of the sequence. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 22:50, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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I have a rewrite of the article on the Foster mounting nearing completion in my sandbox - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Soundofmusicals/sandbox which may or may not be of interest. In common with other articles I have worked on from (more or less) scratch like this I am basically writing the text first and will be adding the verifiability/links etc. later - appreciate if you could add any comments you might have, including any possible outright errors you might notice, either to my talk page or the one to my sandbox. Most welcome help of all would be usable references, anything you think I should read etc.

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POV on Sabre Jet

Say Bzuk, shouldn't you delete the 'Reception' stuff on the Sabre Jet (film) article that's POV? Seems not just stupid but wrong to print criticism based on trendy 21st Century comments and attitudes rather than using the books to provide details on the actual filming of the movie.Foofbun (talk) 08:11, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

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Captain Swagger

Hi Bzuk, much oblige on your comment. Thank you. Captain Swagger, I used to always confuse with the talkie Captain Applejack. Can't seem to imagine John Halliday as a Spanish type pirate. File: Captain Swagger poster.jpg

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Request for advice in dealing with problematic users

Greetings and felicitations. You seem to be more engaged with the Wikipedia community than I, so I am coming to you for advice, hoping that you can at least point me in the right direction(s).

Recently I have had two edits of mine reverted by two separate users who may not be acting in good faith, or at least in the best interests of Wikipedia. I also have had run-ins over the years with a significant contributor to this encyclopedia, but let's deal with the others first.

Most recently, user 32.218.43.144‎ reverted an edit as described here, and then blanked their Talk page. Here are the user's contributions. Since the edit is back to the way I wanted it (something I just discovered) there is nothing really to be done, but I'm left wondering how in the future I should handle this sort of case, especially given the lack of response and the deprecating "too lazy" comment.

The second case regards user Drnarendrajadhav, who reverted an edit as described here. The article in question already has a Autobiography cleanup template and really could use a Copy edit cleanup template.

The last case concerns user Beyond My Ken, with whom I see you are familiar and who in my experience over several years is one of the two main editors of New York City articles as well as various others, so I tend to run into him/her every so often. In my view BMK often reverts edits, and can be a bit insulting when doing so. S/he also seems to often disregard the MOS and follows his/her own view of how a proper article should be. E.g., that "Further reading" sections should not be stand alones, but what I call "non-sections" with the title in bold, and that refimprove templates belong in the "References" section (e.g., 1, 2), rather than at the top of the article as per MOS:ORDER. If I knew BMK's philosophy on what constitutes a proper article, I could work with/around that, but s/he has not posted it.

I also find the lack of edit summaries troubling, and we disagree on the placement of images. (I prefer that images be in, not above, the sections to which they are relevant, and that in wide browser windows (mine are 1600 pixels) images not intrude into the appendices, neither of which seem to bother BMK in the least, something that has apparently caused him/her to revert several of my edits.)

In the (distant) past when I tried to discuss BMK's reversions of my edits (e.g., here and especially here, which also speaks to BMK's attitude towards the MOS) s/he has not been very...helpful. Which seems odd given the cordiality with which I see BMK treating other users on his/her talk page.

Do you have any suggestions, other than what I have been doing, which is avoiding editing any articles to which BMK may be paying attention, or making only very non-controversal edits?

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I am having a few problems with an enthusiastic but at times very dogmatic editorial colleague on the Fokker Scourge article. If fact, things have reached a pass where some second opinions might be useful. The specific question he is hammering at the moment is that we shouldn't ever say "No. 1 Squadron RAF" (in spite of that being the usual way of putting it) but "1 Squadron" (on the grounds that the "No." is redundant). I wouldn't object to an occasional omission of the "No.", if only for elegant variation, but he has been going right through the article wiping every instance and claiming that "Wikipedia is not a source" (which is true enough, but nothing to do with the case). The gentleman concerned has been making dozens of other (mostly very pettifogging) changes to the article - a few have been genuine improvements, and most at least acceptable alternatives but some of which have made clear text obscure, even meaningless. I have let everything he has done that is at all acceptable stand, but the really bad ones I've had to change - usually with a new version rather than a provocative revert.

I was wondering, if you have a moment, if you'd like to have a little look at the Fokker Scourge talk page (go straight to the bottom if you like) and tell me, either here, on my talk page, or even on the talk page of the article if you want to actually buy into the discussion, if I'm being totally unreasonable and should just give up. This is (for a WWI aviation article) quite a high traffic one - and I'd like to leave it in reasonable shape. At least readable, and plain in meaning (two things I value far above brevity for its own sake). --Soundofmusicals (talk) 01:01, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

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to you too! :) ★Trekker (talk) 16:34, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you

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Tis the season

Thank you so much for the very kind greetings. And the same to you and yours! All the best DBaK (talk) 17:07, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Airplane

I have a passion for flying, but the biggest thing I ever flew was a Cessna 172 ! My father (d 2016 at 96) was an aeronautics and avionics scientist. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:20, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

As 2018 rolls in....

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Merry Christmas!

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Harbor no ill 'gainst sister or brother
Smooth life's journey as you onward go.
Broad as the sunshine, free as the showers.
So shed an influence blessing to prove;
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Blest and be blest, is the law of love.

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Jolly Christmas

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From Stave one of Dickens A Christmas Carol

Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

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FYI

I moved a post you placed in TomStar81's Archives onto his main talk - hope that's alright. Seemed to be in the wrong place. Shearonink (talk) 01:02, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

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Hi Bill, thank you, and all the best to you for Christmas and the New Year. SarahSV (talk) 02:43, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Let it snow

Be happily inside for the holiday season, like we are here (well into June ;p ) Cheers! TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 02:48, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas

Thanks very much. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too. Kosack (talk) 07:30, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

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returning your holiday greetings, thank you, and here's to having a snow day or two, maybe! --Lockley (talk) 08:09, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks

All the best from Warsaw in this and the upcoming New Year. Brandmeistertalk 17:58, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you as well

Merry Christmas to you as well. I have a couple of friends of mine who are photographers in the US. The first is Chris Sloan in Greenville, SC with Imagine Studios [1]. He also does the photos for Clemson University's Tiger Band during football season (Beat Bama! - I graduated from Clemson in 1994.). The second is Justin Fee in Knoxville, TN (LinkedIn account shown here - [2]). Chris (talk) 18:00, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

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Wishing you all the best for 2018 — good health, sufficient wealth, peace and contentment 
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¡Felices Fiestas!

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Merry Christmas!

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Some Jericho for you!

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Merry Christmas Jericaholic, looks like you just made the list, "The List of Jericho"! (he's from Winnipeg). Have a happy new year.Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 21:55, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

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Bill, Merry Christmas to u and ur family. A lot of changes here, both aviation and physical, cut way back on Wiki. Hope u get back soon, I miss our major editing. Happy New Year! Lance ~~ LanceBarber (talk) 01:14, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy holidays!

B-52s add that cheery holiday feel to the old Christmas tree, dontcha think? Clarityfiend (talk) 02:09, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry, merry Christmas

Peace on earth, goodwill to all mankind

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Happy holidaze

Thanks for your holiday greeting, old friend. I have settled into occasional new articles - usually transportation related - and refining old material. And plugging along on the never-ending gift of Military aircraft accidents... Mark Sublette

...to you and yours, from the Great White North! And many happy returns to you and yours - from the expansive and warm-to-hot South. I hope you are enjoying yourself. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 04:54, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas to You and (aviation) family... sorry I couldnt answer before!! --Gian piero milanetti (talk) 11:34, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Dear colleague are how are You doing? Sorry to disturb You I would need Your help! REcently I added new contributs to the Macchi C.202 page some new lines. I probably did some mistake in using the references as now the page show something strange... COuld You give a look and advice to me how to fix it please? --Gian piero milanetti (talk) 08:58, 15 January 2018 (UTC) Best REgards!!

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Thanks for your message. Wishing you a mellifluous Yuletide from sunny Perth where I live and from cool London where I've just landed. Bjenks (talk) 08:43, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Christmas

Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you :) WhisperToMe (talk) 10:52, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

Have a good and restful Christmas Bill; after a busy year like this one, I think we certainly need it! Kyteto (talk) 17:28, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

thanks

thanks for the greetings Prof TPMS (talk) 23:58, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Winter Solstice felicitations!

Greetings from the now unfrozen fairly far south! Somewhat damp this week, though hopes for a few sunny days now. Here's a wintry scene from earlier in the month – hope you've had a merry Winter Solstice, and have a Happy New Year! All the best from dave souza, talk 00:00, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings

Thanks for your season's greetings from a wet but summery (?) WEllington, New Zealand Hugo999 (talk) 02:45, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

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Warm WikiProjectFilm thoughts for you from the frozen suburbs of New York City.
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Re Seasons Greetings

and culturally appropriate messages of good will to your nearest and dearest from the slightly surprisingly sunny East. GraemeLeggett (talk) 10:14, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Backatcha

As you can see, I haven't logged since before Christmas. But I made it here in time for Boxing Day :^) Season's greetings from the sunny and mild South, Bill. Tiderolls 13:46, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you Bzuk

Wishing you and yours all my best in the coming year and much continued Wikipedia..ing.Koplimek (talk) 18:11, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

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Bill -

Thank you for remembering me this holiday season. This year many Californians found a white Christmas from ash fall. My family has been fortunate to experience nothing more than smoke, although my son was evacuated from his home. His home survived, but his wife's parents lost their home. This photo shows California rising from the ashes, and I hope your new year may hold similar success. Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Thewellman (talk) 23:30, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a another happy new one

Back at you Bill, thanks! Gwen Gale (talk) 15:40, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year and happy flying! JTF17A (talk) 00:27, 1 January 2018 (UTC) 711321

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Thanks for the greetings and the help many years ago. I have been MIA for awhile but did some minor editing today and saw your greetings. Much success and blessings in 2018. Pheasantpete (talk) 11:03, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLI, January 2018

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May all your endeavours have a fruitful beginning and prosperous ending! Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 10:30, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 8 – 15 January 2018

Facto Post – Issue 8 – 15 January 2018
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Metadata on the March

From the days of hard-copy liner notes on music albums, metadata have stood outside a piece or file, while adding to understanding of where it comes from, and some of what needs to be appreciated about its content. In the GLAM sector, the accumulation of accurate metadata for objects is key to the mission of an institution, and its presentation in cataloguing.

Today Wikipedia turns 17, with worlds still to conquer. Zooming out from the individual GLAM object to the ontology in which it is set, one such world becomes apparent: GLAMs use custom ontologies, and those introduce massive incompatibilities. From a recent article by sadads, we quote the observation that "vocabularies needed for many collections, topics and intellectual spaces defy the expectations of the larger professional communities." A job for the encyclopedist, certainly. But the data-minded Wikimedian has the advantages of Wikidata, starting with its multilingual data, and facility with aliases. The controlled vocabulary — sometimes referred to as a "thesaurus" as term of art — simplifies search: if a "spade" must be called that, rather than "shovel", it is easier to find all spade references. That control comes at a cost.

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Zebra crossing/crosswalk, Singapore

Case studies in that article show what can lie ahead. The schema crosswalk, in jargon, is a potential answer to the GLAM Babel of proliferating and expanding vocabularies. Even if you have no interest in Wikidata as such, simply vocabularies V and W, if both V and W are matched to Wikidata, then a "crosswalk" arises from term v in V to w in W, whenever v and w both match to the same item d in Wikidata.

For metadata mobility, match to Wikidata. It's apparently that simple: infrastructure requirements have turned out, so far, to be challenges that can be met.

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Late Holiday greetings..

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Hope you had a great holiday season, and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for your yearly support and well wishing :D You help make Wikipedia great!

Prost!

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