User talk:Cassianto

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In case you find interest[edit]

Hello Cassianto. We recently participated in a discussion which motivated my filing of an Arbcom request. Although you are not a named party, your interest in the RFC mentioned juxtaposes to potential interest in the Arbcom request as well. I am therefore, inviting you to consider your own interest in the matter, and welcoming your involvement should you find it desirous. Best--John Cline (talk) 17:26, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello John, thanks for popping by. I shall pop along at some point to offer my two penn'orth. Thanks for thinking of me. CassiantoTalk 18:14, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
May I pop by to ask if you'd voice your opinion on a Bach cantata FAC? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:09, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
You may; unfortunately my time now is about to be wasted by defending Noel Coward from a widened flash mob at an RfC. Kind of ironic, don't you think? CassiantoTalk 21:16, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
I am sorry for you wasting your time on anything other than content, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:21, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
I can't even do much content nowadays owing to the amount of time-sink threads I've been involved in of late; I flirted with this the other day, until I was dragged away by the Holst madness. I'll pop in and take a look at BWV 161 in the next day or two. CassiantoTalk 21:34, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Nice, thank you, - Wehwalt looked already at many details, so it should be rather easy. - I think madness is a bit too strong for a hidden notice. Like this, I must say, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:41, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
The hidden notice debate was merely a smokescreen in order to help introduce the Infobox topic onto the talk page. Anybody that thinks otherwise is either naive or fraudulent in their beliefs. CassiantoTalk 21:46, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
"If we would grant each other the presumption that we are acting in good faith, we could dispense with some of the drama and long ANI threads." by B, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:58, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
My God, we couldn't do that! If we dispensed with ANI drama, people like Clpo13 might actually have to go out and write content! CassiantoTalk 22:09, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
I've been writing more than you lately. You know, you don't have to spend so much time defending the Wiki from the scourge of infoboxes. clpo13(talk) 22:10, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes I do and all the time people like you try to bastardise certain featured articles, I will continue to do so. CassiantoTalk 22:25, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Trying to continue: DYK that I added Zwei Choralphantasien, Op. 40 to the Reger collection today? Do you remember my recipe for creating a stub article on one of his compositions? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:08, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
May I remind you of turning to my FAC one of these days? - We have now a great new template, but I would not use it ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:11, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
DYK that I think already of the next? Der 100. Psalm, some day, - on the German Main page today, - happy reading! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:38, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
still same thing (including "I am sorry for you wasting your time on anything other than content"), - when did you say "in the next day or two"? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Golden Hollywood Contest[edit]

Doc's just started up this contest about topics and articles covering Classical Hollywood cinema. Do express if you are interested or not by signing up under the "Editors Interested" section. Thanks. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 09:02, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Noël Coward[edit]

Re the last edit to Talk:Noël Coward : I have the feeling that you might have meant "supported", when you wrote "opposed" (but it is unclear what you meant). You might want to check that before others reply. It might be better if you, at least, clearly indicated what has been altered subsequently (and why). Your edit after Gerda replied makes her answer (and your reply to it) appear rather odd. The whole exchange looks to me as if you are talking at cross-purposes, and your last edit seems to aggravate that. . --Boson (talk) 18:37, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Gerda, unwittingly, talks in Pidgin English. The result of this often causes me to read between the lines. I've clarified the "oppose" to "support", entirely my mistake. CassiantoTalk 19:41, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

FAC mentoring scheme[edit]

You may have noticed discussions on the WP:FAC talkpage relating to various FAC issues, including the question of mentoring for first-time FAC nominators. At present only a very small percentage of the first-time noms get promoted; this can be very discouraging, and might well be turning editors away from FAC. In discussion with the FAC coordinators, Mike Christie and I have devised a simple, voluntary mentoring scheme for first-time nominators, the details of which can be found here (it hasn't gone live yet).

We hope that, as they become aware of the scheme, first-time nominators will take advantage of it. A link to the mentoring page will be included in the FAC instructions once we go live. But of course, we need mentors. We would like the scheme to kick off with a dozen or so names listed, hoping that many more will sign up eventually. Would you be prepared to act as a mentor? You incur no obligation by adding your name to the list; the extent to which you participate in the scheme is entirely a matter for you, and can vary from regular involvement to just once in a while. The objective of the scheme is to help first-time nominators who seek assistance. So please add your name here if you feel you can, or if you have queries or reservations about the scheme, please drop me a line. Brianboulton (talk) 12:40, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Done. I hope I can be of some use. CassiantoTalk 12:54, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. jcc (tea and biscuits) 20:32, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

That's nice for you, but I'm afraid I'm far too busy to join you, what with my review on Josephine Butler, one for Sven, and another for Gerda. But you knock yourself out. CassiantoTalk 20:48, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
I think if you get one ANI, you get one free, and then get a free pass to Arbcom? Just let me know how to help with that, I'm all over it. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:00, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Lol, (if I can say that, but you're also free to also take me to ANI, if you wish). I think they call it a BOGOF, which is, ironically, what I wanted to say to Jcc when he templated me. CassiantoTalk 21:08, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Temperature is rising, the mob are pitch-forked, screaming for their pound of fat to the nines. I see the burning torches, it's only a matter of time. With thanks to Martinevans123, on this monumental occasion, for the inspiration. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:18, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
That is classic Evans! CassiantoTalk 21:22, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, dearest Rambler. My tears fall in vain, I fear. But here's a sincere toast to you, at this "auspicious time"! What has poor old George done to you now? Martinevans123 (talk) 21:39, 21 August 2016 (UTC) ... and thanks for the "big up"
Well there's a fucking massive party going on at Arbcom, and everyone's invited. Unless you're someone who thinks I've ever done a shred of good for the encyclopedia, even just by chance, over the past 11 years. We have "Randy from Boise" saying "ban him, burn him, he's a Trumpist, hang on, I love that Trumper, burn him ANYWAY", and we have "Randy from Boise" saying "ban him, burn him, he's said bad things about Dubya, burn him!!". And then we have some other, more moderates saying, naughty TRM. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:44, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Oi, don't f*cking come here with your f*cking potty mouth Rambling Man! What kind of f*cking talk page do you think this is? This is a f*cking respectable talk page, I'll have you know! (Should I read your time-sink Arbcom thingy before I go to bed, or save it for the train tomorrow?) CassiantoTalk 21:48, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, bless. I'll try and think of something witty, Ramblo dear. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:52, 21 August 2016 (UTC) with lyrics (for the hard-of-thinking)
God no. Don't bother, please. It's already bad enough. Persona non grata is my new middle name. TPNGRM it is. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:54, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Hmm, pretty catchy (in a "streetwise" kinda way), I must admit. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:01, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
I can't link to any music videos, I'm afraid. Im rubbish at this game! CassiantoTalk 22:14, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
games? We have every faith in the Arb Com process. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:51, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Cassianto, just don't go, - ANI is always a waste of time. I commented, sort of in your favour. - Rambling Man, should I do that for you also? (Only arbcom and I don't go well together.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:16, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
No Gerda, with thanks. Arbcom has been decided, with 23 canvassed lynchers, I stand no chance. So it's goodnight from me, and it's goodnight from me again. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:18, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Don't worry, Gerda, I won't be. Besides which, I have a date with a man in a wig and his author. CassiantoTalk 21:20, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't worry, go to your date, ANI is over, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:51, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Ah yes, as suspected, Jcc joins the long list of people willing to waste their time, and then be embarrassed by filing questionable reports only to have them speedily closed at ANI. Join me at the same time, same place, next week for some more fun, fucks, and frolics at the Cassianto Talk Page. Until then, tara folks! CassiantoTalk 22:58, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Awww, see... you can join in!! Martinevans123 (talk) 23:04, 21 August 2016 (UTC)