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Merry Christmas![edit]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones, and a joyous and prosperous 2016.

All the very best from your friends:

Cliftonian, Mrs Cliftonian and the two little Cliftonians. —  Cliftonian (talk)  20:36, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Cliftonian  — Calvin999 16:47, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

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Happy New Year![edit]

Happy New Year?.jpg Happy New Year!
There are things that are sometimes left undone and there are things that can be left sometimes unsaid. There are things that can be sometimes left unsaid, but wishing someone like you can’t ever be left, so I take this moment to wish you and your loved ones a joyous and wonderful New Year. Cartoon network freak (talk) 21:19, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Cartoon network freak  — Calvin999 16:47, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Happy New Year old friend :) → Call me Razr Nation 19:35, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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Hi Calvin999, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! — xaosflux Talk 02:39, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you.  — Calvin999 10:43, 6 January 2016 (UTC)


Not sure how active you are in reviewing articles these days, but I would appreciate commentary here. Snuggums (talk / edits) 22:53, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

List of Madonna songs[edit]

Thank you for doing this. I had been developing in my sandbox, can you merge that too? —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 10:13, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

And I believe that the crap List of unreleased songs recorded by Madonna can be merged in this one]]. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 10:17, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Yeah I saw the unreleased one and thought it was a mess. I'm doing Confessions at the moment, but if you want to add any other albums from your sandbox then feel free. I've formatted the table different to how you have though. I was actually going to ask you at some point to help me with the lead anyway.  — Calvin999 10:20, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Which formatting should we keep? I was referring to the recent song article FLs and that was the formatting I could find. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 10:25, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
I personally think how I do it is better. There's no point having a dedicated row just for a couple of featured artists. It makes it unnecessarily wide. I just put the featured artist in small font under the song title now. It looks a lot cleaner. I did the same for Ariana Grande and I've changed Leona Lewis' too, because she's only ever featured one or two artists, so it was pointless having a whole column with "None" every time.  — Calvin999 10:30, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Cool, once you are done let me know, I will merge my sandbox content. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 10:34, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm not editing the article for the time being. If you want to add the albums from your sandbox I haven't done then you can do it now if you like. You'll just have to format them to the current format but you've done the time consuming bit already so it's just some copying and pasting. Also, I've stopped adding the "Indicates single release" because I don't want to make tables single release-centric anymore, as the list is about the songs regardless of whether they were released or not. I don't mind the Solely written by Madonna one though. I think that's informative.  — Calvin999 10:35, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok doing it now, but I think we need the single release indication atleast, and Madonna also has quite a few promotional releases, so I will indicate them too. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 10:40, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
To be honest, her singles discography does that. This is just a list of songs recorded and who wrote them. There needs to be a clearer distinction between the two lists.  — Calvin999 10:42, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
See your point. Cool, but can I add the content now? I don't wanna edit conflict. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 10:45, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
And with as many singles as she has, I think that much colour can become distracting. Yeah I'm not editing the article.  — Calvin999 10:46, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Calvin let me know when you would stop so that rest of the songs I can add it. This is shaping up pretty good. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 20:11, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm not editing the article now.  — Calvin999 20:37, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Hey, Calvin. You beat me, because I was thinking create this list in English Wikipedia (first, I created in Spanish —when its a GA nominated—). Thanks, Chrishonduras (talk) 22:19, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Wow I see it's done very differently in Spain! I thought I was reading Madonna's bio at first.  — Calvin999 09:31, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
Are you working on it now? —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 11:05, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
I've added some from Rebel Heart but I was going to leave it for a while, so go ahead.  — Calvin999 11:07, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks I will add the rest of them and then leave a note here. Then you can do again. I always fear we would edit conflict haha. By the way, I don't agree to that Spanish version at all. Its just so WP:UNDUE. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 11:20, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
I can add the rest later. I don't have booklets for Music or American Life. And Neither do I. It's too much and repetitive of her bio and albums.  — Calvin999 11:22, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Actually, its very different because, when I presented the list into GA system, the first reviewer ask me about a Timeline (in plan text) about her evolution and style. I already explained that its already figured in the main article. So I think that the first section its a copy edit, but the last, its good, because is refering about critics (and no details like in WP:UNDUE) about her work and put on the main will be exaggerated large and unnecessary.

I don't know I just commeted about the existing in Spanish Wikipedia (that however, the policies are a little different).

Regards, Chrishonduras (talk) 00:54, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Chrisonduras, but we do think that the Spanish article is unnecessarily bloated. Calvin999, I finished adding all the officially released songs, now we can expand the lead. As noted above, I want to add the unreleased recorded songs also in a separate section and merge this pile of garbage here. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 20:43, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
For Chrishondura: I'm not underestimating your work Chrishondura, you've clearly worked very hard on that article and done what someone suggested to you, but I agree with IndianBio.
For IndianBio: Okay great, thanks. I worry that adding unreleased tracks on that scale would actually impede an FL promotion. I seem to remember something like this happening before for some reason. Unless a song has leaked and there is commentary on that song(s) from third party sources, I don't really see the point of adding unreleased tracks. Unreleased could mean written but not recorded, which would mean that it's not suitable for this list of recorded tracks.  — Calvin999 21:38, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Understandable, but can we see which ones actually had a third party notability and maybe add them? —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 10:17, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Like on List of songs recorded by Leona Lewis, I added a few that were very well publicized because she really did record them and we know that.  — Calvin999 10:27, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
I asked User talk:SchroCat for his opinion since he is a FL delegate, would know better. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 12:04, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Now you've added some prose to the lead, we have less than a week to write one and remove the under construction banner in order for it to be nominated at DYK.  — Calvin999 12:24, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Can we go for DYK now? —IB [ Poke ] 12:03, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I guess so? Can always add more later. As long as no banner is present and it looks finished somewhat then yeah :)  — Calvin999 12:09, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Lol, can you do that? I have no clue how to raise DYK requests :) —IB [ Poke ] 12:30, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Really?! Okay. What do you think would be a good hook. Give me some suggestions to include.  — Calvin999 12:35, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
What about ...Did you know that Madonna wrote five of the eight songs recorded for her debut album by herself?IB [ Poke ] 14:26, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't think that's interesting enough. It needs to be something quirky. The lead doesn't have anything about genres or lyrical content and themes, which is where something interesting might be found.  — Calvin999 15:44, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
How about something from one of the poems she recorded? You don't come across singers doing that often. —IB [ Poke ] 20:04, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Yeah that would be more interesting. That needs to be in the lead though. And the DYK needs to be posted today.  — Calvin999 09:42, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I will do some more expansion of the lead and add that poem line there. After that you can please nominate it. I will be done within the next 2 hours. —IB [ Poke ] 11:05, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Yeah I will do it this afternoon.  — Calvin999 11:07, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Did you get round to adding the info IndianBio  — Calvin999 09:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi there, sorry for the delay, its done now. —IB [ Poke ] 14:43, 3 February 2016 (UTC)


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Kerala DYK[edit]

Heyo Calvin999, I have implemented the changes that you suggested. I will be going out of town for a few days, and probably out of an internet connection as well. I still have half a day left before I leave so thought of dropping by in case there were any further issues. Regards, Yash! 11:24, 10 February 2016 (UTC)