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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Centerone! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 3,064 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Leo Sewell - Find sources: "Leo Sewell" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · highbeam · JSTOR · free images · wikipedia library

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 22:39, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Please stop restoring the link. As per WP:EL, Wikipedia is not a directory service, and we do not list links simply because they exist - no matter who the owner is. If you feel strongly that the link should be mentioned, then take it up on the talk page. However, repeatedly restoring it is not appropriate. Thank you in advance. --Ckatzchatspy 17:59, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Please stop continuously deleting the link. It has already been accepted and discussed on the talk page. In addition, it is as close to an 'official' page (detailing all the series) as we are going to get at this time. Centerone (talk) 18:11, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Watkin Tudor Jones[edit]

re [1] My bad! I should've done more research.. "fluffy toy" just seemed really silly that's all.. :) but I guess that's just part of his character? Anyway, I think he's quite entertaining.. Die Antwoord is hilarious! -- œ 12:01, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add unreferenced or poorly referenced information, especially if controversial, to articles or any other page on Wikipedia about living persons, as you did to Matt Smith (actor). Thank you. magnius (talk) 22:40, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

July 2010[edit]

Hello Centerone, please see the talk page of the WCAU article regarding your re-addition of unreferenced BLP list material. cheers Deconstructhis (talk) 14:54, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

September 2010[edit]

I am seeking a definition of the Northwood neighborhood, at Talk:Northwood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please comment if you can. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:16, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not terribly familiar with Northwood. I do know that they have had a lot of internal political problems with members of the Northwood Civic Association (basically the ex director vs. everybody else.) but that's about all I know. Centerone (talk) 01:12, 30 September 2010 (UTC)


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February 2012[edit]

Please do not remove maintenance templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Jeff Mach, without resolving the problem that the template refers to, or giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your removal of this template does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Thank you. Yworo (talk) 16:44, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Bull. The tag said that if someone objected to it, it could be removed. Centerone (talk) 06:28, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
The prod tag could be removed. The notability and unreliable sources tags had not been resolved. Yworo (talk) 07:10, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

May I call you...[edit]

Jeff? Yworo (talk) 08:42, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

No, but your name clearly starts with another J. Centerone (talk) 19:39, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
Y? If it weren't for people like me, Wikipedia would be completely useless, full of advertising and stuff people just make up. There is never any reason to worry about AfDs. If the subject is notable, the article will be kept. If it's not, that's what we call a "reality check" on your knowledge of our notability requirements. Yworo (talk) 19:42, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Ninja page move[edit]

Hi Centerone. I have added some additional information on why I believe the page move is justified. As he contacted me directly about this matter because of the work I did at the Leon Botha BLP (thanks for your work there also), I wonder if you'd be persuaded if he contacted you directly as well? I did not have an opinion previously, but he made a compelling case to me. Thanks! Jokestress (talk) 18:17, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

I thought I responded to this previously, but apparently it didn't go through. I wouldn't mind if he contacted me directly, as I think all of his work is brilliant. That being said, while I understand some of the reasons why he might want to be known as Ninja, or any other chosen name, I doubt he would have a really compelling argument for me. Perhaps if Ninja wasn't such a characterization and didn't seem so dismissive of his former work he might, but that is not how he has chosen to play this incarnation. I suppose part of it would depend upon how willing he is, in private, to step out of character and lay out his reasoning. However, I am not here to debate him or disagree with his artistic choices; I respect them. However, I also respect and value his former projects equally, too. Centerone (talk) 06:03, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
It's not up to you, you freaking idiot, to make commentary on your opinion of a Wikipedia editor's name. What do you think this is? Junior High School? (talk) 17:56, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
Wow, bitter much? You come here to make one ridiculous statement about an edit of yours I reverted because it gets things wrong, and then you comment on something totally unrelated and totally misinterpret that, too! Oh, BTW, I was right in this case. I recommend a course in reading comprehension. Centerone (talk) 19:01, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Get a life. Get in tune with the truth[edit]

I don't know who you are, or where you come from, but Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. It deals with provable, citable, encylopedic facts. Not some fan cunt from a marketing department who wants to make an Internet splash.

I'm not being polite, because no politeness is due. You're a dishonest editor, and in a perfect world, you wouldn't be allowed air space for this kind of edit.[2] (talk) 17:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

For anybody wondering, this fine upstanding example of a gentleman is referring to the following edit which I reverted, which I even noted was a "good faith" edit, but got things wrong... He then came and edited my revert, and commented in the comment box about the edit, "kiss off. all this shit you replaced is uncited marketing crap. Yes, I mean you." which I then reverted. Centerone (talk) 18:55, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Mark B. Cohen article[edit]

Some anonymous person is offended by the article on Mark B. Cohen, which you have defended in the past. Not only have the criticizing tags been reinstated, but a motion for speedy deletion has been filed. Please intervene to preserve a detailed article full of cited, well-documented facts. Ironically, just two days before this attempt for speedy deletion, a complainant removed material I had posted that he said was potentially negative to Mr. Cohen. Thanks for your help in this matter.

9User talk: Zulitz Zulitz, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

It looks like someone else took care of this. Also, a speedy deletion is a joke and was clearly going to fail. Centerone (talk) 04:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Keep Calm and Cite Television[edit]

Hello there. Citing a TV episode is fine; just use the {{Cite episode}} template. (eg. <ref>{{cite episode|title=Episode 4|series=Propaganda in the Attic|station=...etc}}</ref>) --McGeddon (talk) 17:10, 19 July 2013 (UTC)


That was an honest accident, I was improving the citation and there was an edit conflict, and I thought I erased it by mistake while I was editing. Please don't assume the worst of me. Ash Loomis (talk) 22:53, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

OK, accepted. For the record, there *might* be a reliable source for calling them industrial, (although technically they are not Industrial music, one might call them proto-industrial but that is not an accepted genre, I believe there was a 70s era article somewhere that did that..) A blog posting by Richard Anderson however is not it. Centerone (talk) 03:45, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
I believe back in their early years Devo referred to themselves as "industrial music for the 1980s" yet I can't find a source online to back this up, so unless I find a book that sources this or someone reliable posts it online, I'll leave the article be. Ash Loomis (talk) 17:28, 22 August 2013 (UTC)


Not really. :( Using the sources cited on Wikipedia Ric's father was born in Poland. "sek" is a common suffix of Polish surnames, while occasionally found among Czech surnames. Perhaps it is a stretch.Hoops gza (talk) 18:19, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Perhaps we should start a discussion on Ric Ocasek's talk page?Hoops gza (talk) 18:33, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
I don't think we need a discussion, or rather, if one should exist, it should come from the person who is so insistent about this topic. My personal opinion is that I am inclined to believe him that Otcasek is a Czech surname, _but_ we still need a reference. I can believe that Ric's father was a Polish-born Czech, but of course that is not what the reference states. Of course, it's People Magazine, so it's not the best journalism in the world. Obviously the name may have meanings and origins in both Czech-countries and Poland considering they are European neighbors with long histories. I couldn't find the name in a list of Polish or Czech surnames.. but then again, I only checked one site on this. Since you added the category to the Ocasek disambiguation page I had simply assumed you had a bit more knowledge on this which is why I asked. Thanks. Centerone (talk) 20:08, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
  • You can see that in the early 1990s in Poland there were two people on record with the surname Ocasek - if you download the file at the bottom of this page:
Nothing for Otcasek. It could easily be a Czech surname, but the sources we have suggest Polish. I shall revert my edits on Ocasek for now.Hoops gza (talk) 22:54, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

I shall show you a tweet from my mother (Paulina Porizkova) that might change you're mind. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rieding (talkcontribs) 03:44, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

As I stated repeatedly, "unless you are their personal genealogist, or did a dna test..." If you are genuinely the child of Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova then there are policies on working on articles on people of close relation, and even if you were not genuinely their child, then there are still policies about how to go about editing wikipedia articles. A good place to start is at which can lead you to other articles such as and which both specifically apply in this case. and then BTW, a tip - when commenting on a talk page, after you make a comment, type four tildes in a row.. you know this character: ~ That will sign your responses. Also, pay attention to the comments make in the edit history it may provide reasons people might revert or otherwise edit the pages or changes you have made. If you are genuinely Ric's child perhaps you can ask him "Dad, have you done any interviews and/or do you know of any published articles that talk about our family history?" Or if you are their child, I assume you might have access to scrapbooks of articles on him and The Cars, perhaps you can comb over them yourself. Also, as I believe I have stated in my edits, and said to others, I am inclined to believe you as it sounded like you knew what you are talking about, it is very feasible that Ric's dad was Czech, but that does not stop him from having been a Polish-born Czech, he can indeed be both. Also, it is highly likely that Otcasek is or could easily be of both Czech and Polish origins and usage as a surname, or even that over the many years, the family history is of mixed ethnic origin. Or even that the borders of the various Czech countries and Poland changed over time repeatedly. You still need a reliable source as one cannot go on surname alone which to date has been your only reasoning you stated in your edits. Centerone (talk) 06:21, 27 August 2013 (UTC)


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Jeremy Glick[edit]

Hi, Centerone. Please do not add or re=add unsourced material to Wikipedia articles, as you did with this edit to Jeremy Glick. As you've already been contacted before multiple times regarding unsourced biographical information on previous occasions, please understand that with some exceptions, most material in Wikipedia articles, including biographical ones, needs to be supported by citations of reliable sources, in order to inform the reader of where that information comes from and not merely information you consider to be controversial. If you want to add a given piece of information, then please do the work necessary to source it. It would also be appreciated if you include the publication info for citations you add to articles, instead of obligating others to add it for you, as you did with the citation. For my part, I've added the publication info to the RugbyMag citation, so don't worry about that one. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 15:26, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Uhm, 1) I haven't "already been contacted multiple times" I was contact once by one guy who thought I added some bit to the Matt Smith article that was some sort of big deal and wasn't referenced, he was wrong. 2) I didn't add any info to the Jeremy Glick article (this time) I simply reverted the edit you did where you removed something totally uncontroversial and in the process removed something that had a citation. You missed it that time, and you missed the fact that I wasn't the one who added it in the first place, and even blatantly said so in my revert of your revert. 3) Jeremy Glick was 31 when he died. It's in pretty much every single reference that is out there. He almost certainly was born in 1970. Most of the references I have been able to find for the specific date of his birth are blogs, and a few other things although I'm not 100% that they'd qualify as the best RSes. Several of the references of the article are no longer at the urls listed, so I can't check them. Is the month and day of his birth really a matter of debate? Centerone (talk) 23:36, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Furthermore, while it doesn't blatantly give the exact month and day, this reference from the article/interview: which aired on August 20th, 2012 talks about "approaching milestones" and says "Jane Pauley: “Your wedding anniversary, Jeremy’s birthday. And then September 11.” They were Married August 31st. Then there is September 11th... Do I need to say more? Centerone (talk) 23:59, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Ric Ocasek[edit]

In response to your question at Talk:Ric Ocasek, I am posting here because I'm not sure if detailing family histories on the subject's page is appropriate or not. There were numerous corroborating public records found in my search so I'll try to just hit the highlights. The genealogy trace begins with the 1964 Cleveland City Directory which lists a Theodore and Mary P. Otcasek living in Maple Heights, Ohio and his employer as NASA. Theodore was born January 16, 1921 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. His father was August Otcasek who emigrated from Anina, Hungary to Cleveland in 1906. August's parents were Joseph and Anna Otcasek; Anna arrived a few months later with the younger siblings. That Otcasek household is listed in 1910 Census where the father's place of birth is listed as "Hun. Bohemia" and their native tongue is listed as Bohemian. All indications are that the family were Czechs from what was then Austria-Hungary. Hope this helps. Piriczki (talk) 21:22, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Watkin Tudor Jones' aliases[edit]

I started a new talk section on Watkin Tudor Jones article about aliases fyi. MarcusParker (talk) 19:21, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Also, I opened a new Move Request you may be interested in (also on the talk page). MarcusParker (talk) 19:41, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Hoops gza. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Devo, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Hi, you added "Josh Hager" to this page, but did not provide a source. Hoops gza (talk) 23:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

For the sake of keeping a record, I left in response on Hoops' talk page "How about next time just putting in a CITATION NEEDED tag before removing information or taking two seconds to look it up yourself? You just wasted your time, and that of a few editors. Devo's Official Twitter: Devo's official Facebook: Very first google search hit for Josh Hager Devo:" Centerone (talk) 07:39, 29 August 2014 (UTC)