User talk:Candyfloss

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Hello Candyfloss, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Request for edit summary[edit]

Hi. I am a bot, and I am writing to you with a request. I would like to ask you, if possible, to use edit summaries a bit more often when you contribute. The reason an edit summary is important is because it allows your fellow contributors to understand what you changed; you can think of it as the "Subject:" line in an email. For your information, your current edit summary usage is 20% for major edits and 47% for minor edits. (Based on the last 121 major and 113 minor edits in the article namespace.)

This is just a suggestion, and I hope that I did not appear impolite. You do not need to reply to this message, but if you would like to give me feedback, you can do so at the feedback page. Thank you, and happy edits, Mathbot 13:31, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Further to that bot message, if you find it hard to remember to do edit summaries, you can change an option in "My preferences" ([1]) to prompt you when you forget. They're really useful when other editors look through a history page, to help them work out what changed when, which is brilliant when fighting vandals, for example. --Dweller 11:23, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Freddie Mercury[edit]

Hi, may I ask why you changed Mercury from "Persian/Iranian" to "Indian"? Didnt he consider himself Persian?

It is a referenced fact that his Parents and Freddy Mercury were Persian. I can give you pages upon pages of articles, biographies and interviews with Freddie Mercury that would back this Stop taking it out, that is vandalism.Klymen 01:58, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Hammer to Fall edit[edit]

Please be more careful of your edits. The article is about a particular song, not the rock group. The link you posted belongs on the Queen (band) article, if anywhere. You removed the link to Brian May's website. He is the song author. -- Cecropia 23:00, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

??? [2] -- Candyfloss 23:27, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Half an apology and half an explanation. I inadvertently reverted your category additions, which are appropriate. The substitution I was referring to was what I said above, that you removed the link to Brian May's website, but added a link to the Queen pictures, which belong with the Queen article. I restored your category edits. -- Cecropia 00:56, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
You're right again, I didn't notice that the page was about "Hammer to Fall." My bad. -- Cecropia 16:02, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

It is a referenced fact that his Parents and Freddy Mercury were Persian. Stop taking it out, that is vandalism. Klymen 01:55, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Article on Mack[edit]

Hey man, check out what it says on Josh MacRae on AMW. And how can YOU be so sure??? You Germans...

And also: the contribution of AfganHistorian to the Freddie article was good and appropriate? Why did you revert it to the previous version. All that crap about Boremian Rhapsody doesn't belong in the opening. You Germans...Fenrir2000 13:19, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

(a) MACK ??? - Your wrote an 'article' about Macrae... There is absolutely no doubt that Mack and Macrae are different persons who have nothing to do with each other: Reinhold Mack was the producer of five Queen albums, Josh MacRae was the drummer of the band The Cross and co-produced some of Roger Taylor's solo albums. (b) "Why did you revert it to the previous version." I did't revert to the previous version (which is better and much more appropriate IMO). "All that crap about Boremian Rhapsody doesn't belong in the opening." I have no idea what you are talking about... - Candyfloss 23:06, 20 June 2006 (UTC); P.S.: See (new) article about Mack.

Barcelona (album)[edit]

Hi, why did you revert my edit here: [3]? Peter S. 20:48, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

See WikiProject Albums/Colors. -- Candyfloss 11:23, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
ok, didn't knew that. thanks. Peter S. 11:34, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Queen WikiProject[edit]

Hello, I have been reviewing the Queen WikiProject and it seams "dead". I would like to resurrect the project, I see you do a lot of editing of Queen articles and was wondering if you would like to help (I could really use some help). This project could be very good. Maybe we could get some help from the Beatles WikiProject.--Miketm 00:05, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Queen WikiProject[edit]

I am proposing a new system for non-single Queen songs. You do allot of editing to Queen song articles what do you think? (see:Wikipedia:WikiProject Queen/albums)--Miketm 02:56, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

I agree - the articles on non-single songs should be part of the album articles (maybe with the exception of songs like "'39", "Brighton Rock" or "My Fairy King"?). By the way, some of the German album articles I have written (see e.g. Made in Heaven) are based on the same idea as well. --Candyfloss 22:11, 21 August 2006 (UTC)


candyfloss, you write on queen pages, so i must ask you? does this offical bio of queen by lesley jones call him parsee indian or persian? i'm just curious. Sohrab Irani 16:05, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

The Queen WikiProject — 2006-31-2006[edit]

The Queen WikiProject needs your help.

The Queen WikiProject is setting out guidelines for album and song articles and we need all the help of our members, whether its setting out guidelines, reformatting articles, or just some clean up. If you can help please do so in anyway you can.

Thanks so much[edit]

for your help with the new Freddie album articles :) Jason 13:36, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

I Want to Break Free[edit]

Hi, Candyfloss. The other day I wrote a lengthy post at the Talk page for this song and, after that, took the liberty of removing the paragraph about Rock in Rio. I saw you put it back. I'm not gonna try to revert it, but I'd like to know where that info comes from. Although I can't back it with evidence, I was there at the concert, I saw the video many times on broadcast TV in 1984 (and also happen to know about which songs carry deeper meanings for people around here). Really don't mean to be rude, cause I appreciate a lot the work you guys do here on Wikipedia, but I'm pretty sure the story is phony, and think it should be removed (or, at the very least, carry a "citation needed" tag). Please tell me where that info came from. Cheers. JimboB 03:50, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi JimboB, many thanks for your comment. The info probably came from both the British press and the book "Queen - As It Began" written by Gunn/Jenkins. "Freddie came back on stage in the top half of his 'Break Free' outfit; tight jumper, false boobs and wig, and the audience started to throw rubbish - bottles, cans and stones - at the stage. Freddie whipped off the offending items, laughed uproariously, and thought no more of it. The rest of the encore and the ones following were free of incident and the band left the stage in triumph. After the show the local people explained to the band that 'Break Free' had become a liberation anthem for them, a message against dictatorship. They couldn't bear to see it mocked in that way. It also didn't help when one of the security guards at the front of the stage had been rather heavy-handed with one or two of the excited revellers during Queen's set. The crowds surrounding the front area had witnessed this and got angry, beginning to throw missiles at the guards, which was when people further back had hurled things at the stage. Luckily no one was hurt but a distorted version of the incident appeared in the British press." (Jacky Gunn, Jim Jenkins. Queen: As It Began. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1992, pp. 182-183.) I have reverted my own edit as I am not sure if Gunn/Jenkins are a reliable source in this case. Cheers - Candyfloss 22:18, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your response, Candyfloss. Yeah, to be honest, the way they put it in the book, it even sounds a lot like speculation. If indeed someone told the band that I Want to Break Free was viewed in Brazil as an anthem against dictatorship, they certainly did it in order to be polite and hide the truth: pure homophobia. You see, most of the audience on January 11th was composed of young headbangers. Iron Maiden, then every Brazilian banger's favorite band, had taken the stage immediately before Queen that day - and since they were the only international act who was only doing one concert in Rock in Rio (everyone else, Queen included, played twice), every headbanger in the range of many miles was there that day. And you know how 15-year old macho types are. Anyway, if that happened (I was not immediately in front of the stage that day; on the second concert, on January 18th, I was), it certainly wasn't a huge angry reaction, or everyone would have noticed it even further back. From where I was standing, people were mostly amused by Freddie's costume, and totally aware of the video reference. And as for the dictatorship, as I already told you, it was practically over by that point, so a song so recent couldn't even realistically have been adopted as an anthem. Well, here I am doing a lenghty post again. Feel free to erase it after reading it. Cheers. JimboB 02:27, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

I agree with you. Indeed, it sounds like speculation. Thanks a lot for all this information about Rock in Rio and Brazil! Cheers - Candyfloss 21:40, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
See also: “I remind him [Mercury] of a story. It seems that Queen’s ‘I Want To Break Free’ has been taken up as an anthem by the Brazilian left. When Queen performed the song in Rio, Freddie came on stage dressed in stockings and suspenders. Rumour has it that the enraged Brazilian left canned him off the stage. This seemingly is not the case. ‘Well, there was a bit of trouble, a fight between some of the crowd and a cameraman, but......I don’t go on dressed like that to provoke them, you know,’ shrugs Mercury. ‘Still It’a good story, so what the fuck?’” (David Quantick, NME, 9 August 1986) -- Candyfloss 23:57, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
I see. Thanks for the additional info. Still stand by my point of view, though. :-) Cheers. JimboB 04:37, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
You got me wrong. I fully agree with you! I have posted the NME article because it seems to confirm that the story (about 'Break Free' becoming a liberation anthem) was nothing but (false) speculation: "It seems that Queen’s ‘I Want To Break Free’ has been taken up as an anthem by the Brazilian left. ... Rumour has it that the enraged Brazilian left canned him off the stage. This seemingly is not the case. ..." Cheers - Candyfloss 01:34, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, it seems I really got you wrong. Well, anyway, case settled. Any other info you need about Rock in Rio and other Queen Brazilian connections, let me know. If I can, I'll try to help you out. Cheers. JimboB 20:17, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Many thanks for your kind offer. Just out of interest, do you have any reviews of the 1985 concerts? Cheers - Candyfloss 05:55, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Only printed ones... and those are in Portuguese. Would they be useful to you? JimboB 15:20, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

It's a Hard Life[edit]

Thanks for your contributions. More are gratefully received. It seems crazy to merge such a notable song with its album. --Dweller 11:21, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! - I agree with you: This article should not be merged. --Candyfloss 05:56, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
See today's Main page! --Dweller 09:59, 29 January 2007 (UTC)


Why do you constantly remove links to Queenpedia? Cmp01 14:53, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Hello Cmp01, I have included (!) Queenpedia in the band article (as you can see here). It does not make any sense to include in articles on albums or band members. But I would not remove, for example, from the Queen II article. Best regards, Candyfloss 22:27, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

OK - that makes sense. I should have thought about linking directly to the album pages and not to the main page. Thank you. I appreciate it. Cmp01 01:16, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Please look at this: Is this a valid link Cmp01 18:12, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for posting this link. --Candyfloss 22:46, 8 September 2007 (UTC)


Dude, what are you, some kind of vigilante? You reverted my vadalism in Killer Queen not just once, but twice! Dude, what the fuck? No fun can be done when you're around! If it weren't for you, who knows how many saps would have bought the lies I inserted into the article! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Austria Invitation[edit]

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Hello, Candyfloss! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Austria and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.

--Zeitgespenst (talk) 00:22, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Rock music WikiProject[edit]

I'd like to invite you to join the newly-formed Rock music WikiProject. There's alot of Rock-related articles on Wikipedia that could use a little attention, and I hope this project can help organize an effort to improve them. So please, take a look and if you like what you see, help us get this project off the ground and a few Rock music pages into the front ranks of Wikipedia articles. Thanks! --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 20:39, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Queen 5 live[edit]

OK - I'll give in. You're right. I just googled it. Chilkoot (talk) 21:56, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Queen WikiProject[edit]

Hello, I am leaving you this message as part of a personal effort to revive the Queen WikiProject of which you are listed as a participant. If you are not interested in committing yourself to contributing to Queen related articles please go about removing yourself from the participants list on the project page. On the other hand if you are interested in the project and do wish to contribute, I encourage you to head over to the project's talk page to work towards outstanding tasks and share ideas on how Queen-related articles may be improved.

Thanks for reading this, and I look forward to your response. Such a legendary group deserves to be honoured with quality articles on Wikipedia and it is a great shame such a project has gone inactive.

TheStig 20:50, 4 April 2010 (UTC)