User talk:Clarityfiend

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Happy New Year, Clarityfiend![edit]

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DYK for Doug Davis (aviator)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Doug Davis (aviator), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1927, barnstormer Doug Davis let 12-year-old Paul Tibbets drop Baby Ruth candy bars attached to parachutes from his biplane over Hialeah, Florida, kindling the boy's love of flying? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Doug Davis (aviator). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Doug Davis (aviator)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 10 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi. It seems that tend to withdraw from Wikipedia for having asked to delete my contributions. All I want is to contribute about the history of my country. Please help me.

That's fine, but you also have to satisfy Wikipedia's standards. In particular, WP:SOLDIER states that a single DSC by itself isn't enough to establish notability. Clarityfiend (talk) 20:35, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Will try my best

That's the spirit. (I had my first two articles deleted too.) Clarityfiend (talk) 06:48, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your comment on the AfD about surreal commedians [1], "(Sur)really?" made me giggle. For quite some time. Thank-you. Ifnord (talk) 14:20, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:59, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Ah...[edit] you are indeed one of 'those'. The username should have given that much away I suppose. Pyrope 00:56, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Bayesian[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Bayesian—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 14:17, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Downbelow (fictional planet)[edit]

Hi, I see you contributed to this article a while back (see also its talk page). I just wanted to let you know that it has been nominated for deletion. —Bruce1eetalk 06:56, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Plus a bunch of others, at least one of which I've already lvoted on. Thanks. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:57, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Theory of everything topic[edit]


Could you please put that link I've written into the corresponding position on the Theory of everything topic?

Thank you for your cooperation!

John Arrakistor (talk) 09:15, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

No, your WP:FRINGE theory does not meet Wikipedia's standards. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:20, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer!

How did you mean that doesn't meet?

The theory's meaning as is, or the extarnal site's edition on which lays? I mean which is the problem with that? The site and its syntaxes or the meaning of the content? Arrakistor (talk) 12:06, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

WP:HD#How can i create a completely new article?[edit]

Hi, Clarityfiend. You replied that "Wikipedia doesn't accept dubious, unpublished WP:original research". That's true, but it also doesn't accept rock-solid original research. While I share your dubiety, your inclusion of "dubious" seemed rather bitey to me. --ColinFine (talk) 14:05, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

I took a lot of physics in university. Trust me, "dubious" was a lot more polite than what I was thinking. Clarityfiend (talk) 00:11, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
User didn't take the hint. See Special PI dimension theory ‎ Meters (talk) 06:52, 25 March 2018 (UTC)


Hello. Help improve the article Maureen Wroblewitz. Thanks you very much. (talk) 09:38, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

That's not really my area of expertise. Sorry. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:41, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Edward Howland Robinson Green[edit]

Hello. Sorry to bother you after all these years, but you made this change [2] some time ago. I checked the Time article, and most of the info that you inserted was not there at all. There was simply a report of his sister's deposition. Can you tell us where the info you added actually came from? (Or maybe it is *I* who am confused.) There's a section you can use at Thanks so much! BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 20:52, 2 April 2018 (UTC)


I have recently opened my contrebution's list and have seen your reverted an adding of a link to a movie called "Smitty!".
i wanted to add it to the list becourse a list was made for all Smitty related items... ok... not the right place ? where to put it then so it will become accepted? Retrorick wikipedia  talk  12:20, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

There's a Smitty (film) listed in Smitty (disambiguation) now. Smitty: The Pied Piper, also released in 2012, doesn't appear to satisfy WP:NFILM. If the one you added is a third 2012 movie of that name, it doesn't appear in IMDb. (P.S. The disambiguation page is a good place to list it, provided it's sufficiently notable.) Clarityfiend (talk) 12:30, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Okay Thank's  Retrorick wikipedia  talk  14:47, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

What exactly does a mathematical geologist do?[edit]

I don't know the answer to your question but I'm guessing they do this, this, this, this, this, and this. By the way, we actually have an article on mathematical geology. SpinningSpark 15:37, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

FBI raid of Michael Cohen's Office listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect FBI raid of Michael Cohen's Office. Since you had some involvement with the FBI raid of Michael Cohen's Office redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. (talk) 21:50, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Kirsty Hinchcliffe Afd[edit]


I received a message from you regarding the deletion of a page - Kirsty Hinchcliffe. Thank you for your message. I was advised to create this page many years ago. I have not maintained it or even looked at it in years. Please feel free to do what is required to keep Wiki the wonderful source of information that it is. Thank you for your time.


Should I remove the Gregs at Gregory (given name)? Normally it would be viable to merge them but the sheer amount of name-holders would make that unwise. The other issue is a lot of the dab pages contain both Gregs and Gregorys, so I presume they should be listed on both articles. —Xezbeth (talk) 10:08, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

I would keep the Gregs in Gregory. I've done the same thing on other name pairings. However, I'm not sure what you mean by "a lot of the dab pages". Example? (Also, not all Gregorys are Gregs. I have trouble visualizing a pope named Greg.) Clarityfiend (talk) 10:14, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
Greg Jones, for example, lists both names. Then there are others that are at "Gregory X" but also list "Greg X" —Xezbeth (talk) 10:25, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
I don't see a problem there. Gregory Jones redirects to Greg Jones, and the latter explicitly includes both versions, even if, by some odd chance, Greg wasn't short for Gregory. Gregory Smith states that it includes Gregs as well, as does Greg Anderson, otherwise entries like Greg Smith (cricketer, born 1971) would be a bit suspect. So, when it's the case that the short name is almost always a variation of the long one, I'd just explicitly specify both. It only becomes tricky when there are multiple possibilities. Clarityfiend (talk) 10:40, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 16[edit]

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Great work expanding the lists of governors[edit]

Not sure how to use the barnstars but I bet you deserve one for helping expand the list considerably!--Prisencolin (talk) 22:23, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. (Also, see WP:Barnstars.) Clarityfiend (talk) 22:28, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:01, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

That long? Clarityfiend (talk) 21:25, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Mabel A. Shaw[edit]

Just wondering why you would make this change, which had the effect of removing the image number? Now the searcher cannot find the story easily. The old way worked just fine. Thanks, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 15:47, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

You made the same kind of change here: It doesn't make sense to me. Thanks. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 15:57, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
That just doesn't seem encyclopedic/formal to me. Template:cite news has only one field that might fit ("at"), but none of the examples it gives is like what I removed: "section (sec.), column (col.), paragraph (para.); track; hours, minutes and seconds; act, scene, canto, book, part, folio, stanza, back cover, liner notes, indicia, colophon, dust jacket, verse". If I still had my subscription, I might have tracked down the page number. Clarityfiend (talk) 22:08, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Well, you don't need a page number when you have the number of the microfilm image. I know this is not the way that it's usually done, but Wikipedia:Ignore all rules. There are no more paper copies anywhere, so the microfilm is all we have. I hope you understand the reasoning here. I am trying to make a better encyclopedia, not follow some arcane system that I don't understand. Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 05:11, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 27[edit]

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Your recent edits[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to Talk:Sy have been undone because they did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you have any questions, you can ask for assistance at the Help Desk. Thanks. (talk) 18:44, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Go away, vandal. Clarityfiend (talk) 18:46, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Lady in the Lake[edit]

Bringing the summary of a Chandler plot down to the prescribed length, now that's impressive! --Antiquary (talk) 09:03, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

List of housing cooperatives in Canada up for deletion[edit]

You may be interested to know that List of housing cooperatives in Canada has been listed for deletion for a third time - see the discussion here -Mparrault (talk) 13:00, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of List of The Andy Griffith Show guest stars for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of The Andy Griffith Show guest stars is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of The Andy Griffith Show guest stars until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Kidnapping of Amber Swartz–Garcia[edit]

Hi. FYI: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kidnapping of Amber Swartz–Garcia (2nd nomination). You commented on the first deletion a few months ago. Having fun! Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 03:49, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October![edit]

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Award theater movie listings[edit]

Yes, I disagree with your singling out this particular entry as showing "too much information" when I thought that Wikipedia tried to show as much information as possible on a related subject. There are literally hundreds of Wikipedia listings regarding television shows that list every episode, the plot line, who starred in the show, the director and the date the episode was shown. Why single out Award theater for information limitation when there is such great detail in other areas. I happen to remember watching Award theater as a kid and enjoy the information as it does have a nostalgic touch as I'm sure many of the listings do for millions of Wikipedia users. Fordham 73 Fordham73 (talk) 05:59, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Copied to television project talk page. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:19, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema![edit]

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Hi Clarityfiend. After reviewing your request at the Afc desk, I have enabled rollback on your account for added support. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

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If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Lourdes 06:05, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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East African war[edit]

After italian troops surrended there was a guerrilla phase until 1943. So the end of East African war is in 1943  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:50, 13 October 2018 (UTC)