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Happy New Year, Clarityfiend![edit]

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Hello Clarityfiend:

Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

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Happy New Year, Clarityfiend![edit]

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Now for my New Year's Treat[edit]

Check: Blake, Fighting Norway, Warclouds in the Pacific, Global Air Routes, Helicopter Canada and Flight 6. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 02:05, 11 January 2016 (UTC)


Canada Carries On and The World in Action series, The Aviators of Hudson Strait and Challenger: An Industrial Romance. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 22:30, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Channel Island occupation articles[edit]

This series of articles is an ongoing project. Please see Talk:Civilian life under the German occupation of the Channel Islands. If you want to discuss it with me, please feel free to do so. Ânes-pur-sàng - À la perchoine 10:09, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

From long time afore now[edit]


Shenme (talk) 03:17, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
I suppose if you shoehorn that definition into spleen, the hatnote would work, but sending people to that article without it being currently mentioned there is just confusing. Clarityfiend (talk) 03:21, 30 January 2016 (UTC)


Hello, and good day. My name is, Sammy Wright, and Mr. Robert Kennemore was my Grand-Uncle. I was fortunate enough to spend two Summers With family in California while traveling with my late Great-Grandmother, Mary Grace Glenn ( Summers of '83 & '84 I believe) . I didn't have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Kennemore on my trips out, though I wish I could have. I was just curious if you are part of the family, or if you just took an interest in the subject. Thanks, and best wishes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:37, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Good day. No, I'm not related to him, except in a very, very, very distant way, of course (Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosomal Adam). Clarityfiend (talk) 00:57, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
If Mitochondrial Eve is the source of us all, and lived 100,000 years ago, before her descendants came to Europe 40,000 years ago, how does one explain the advanced technology in Europe 400,000 years ago? (talk) 06:05, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm no expert in this area, but that doesn't preclude people who weren't our ancestors leaving traces of themselves in Europe, then dying out. Clarityfiend (talk) 10:51, 12 March 2016 (UTC)


There is payment for editing??? I usually just get nasty messages, bans, and account suspensions... (talk) 06:00, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Of course. The sneaky ones just try to fly under the radar. You're allowed (grudgingly) to submit paid articles at WP:AFC, and nobody could possibly object to nominating some for deletion. As for the rest, improving references may be a bit borderline, but hardly controversial. (It also helps if you've been contributing for years and years without major complaints.) Clarityfiend (talk) 10:58, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Phebe Starr (March 23)[edit]

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Sunset and Varian's War[edit]

Caught these films recently on re-runs at the Hollywood Suites Channel. This is your next assignment, both films are a real hodgepodge (so were their articles). FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:32, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Samuel Gist[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 19 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Samuel Gist, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that rags-to-riches colonial Virginia slave owner Samuel Gist owned as many as 1000 slaves, most of whom were freed after his death? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Samuel Gist. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Samuel Gist), 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.

WormTT(talk) 20:47, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Your removal of Kim Basinger's name from "List of recluses[edit]

How are you certain that Ms. Basinger isn't considered a "recluse" even though I provided at least 10 different sources on the contrary. If that isn't the case, then how exactly or what makes/classifies a celebrity a "recluse" to begin with? It's pretty well known, that Kim Basinger has for most of her life, suffered from paralyzing shyness and agoraphobia (the fear of open spaces). BornonJune8 (talk) 03:05 AM, 23 April 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:B325:E0:F90E:8737:568:2C61 (talk)

Being shy doesn't make someone a recluse. This is also not mentioned at all in her article. As for your "sources", as I noted in my edit comment, only one even mentions the word, so your claim is unsupported. Clarityfiend (talk) 10:58, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Really, only one source!?,,20138572,00.html

Reclusive as Ever, Kim Basinger Scores in 8 Mile but Hasn't Made Peace with Her Ex,+Kim...-a096591839

Kim earned a reputation as a recluse... and meeting Baldwin only made things worse. She had already been married once, for six years, to make-up artist Ron Britton.

"It's no small coincidence that she does well for herself whenever she gets away from Baldwin," he says. "He dragged her down and turned her into a recluse. Their marriage prevented her from making the most of her talent.

The reclusive Kim Basinger spent Mother’s Day with her daughter, Ireland, running errands in Agoura Hills. Kim carries a keychain that reads “Ireland” and her daughter bought her some flowers from a street vendor while they were out and about.

m. . To visit Ireland's school only after sending Basinger an E-mail at least one week before. According to the filing, the reclusive Basinger has agreed: . To install a phone in Ireland's bedroom with voice-mail or an answering machine and to teach Ireland how to pick up messages. Baldwin must pay for the phone. . To let Baldwin know if she plans to move Ireland to another school, within 72 hours of her decision. . To send Baldwin an E-mail every Friday "summarizing Ireland's weekly activities.

Kim is very reclusive, very private - people don't know her really. She doesn't do a lot of self-promotion. When she does people fall madly in love with her for she's very adorable. I think one of the reasons we've had some unusually tough

The reclusive Kim Basinger made a rare appearance yesterday in Woodland Hills, CA with her personal trainer. She seemed quite worried about her eyesight as she wore a a pair of glasses and two pairs of sunglasses as she walked.

BornonJune8 (talk) 10:36 PM, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

It's a matter of degree. It takes more than a reputation for shyness and desire for privacy to qualify. Show me sources that call her a recluse rather than simply reclusive. She gets about far too much in public to belong in this elite company. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:17, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Prince was "reclusive". So was David Bowie. Kim Novak's reclusive.[1] Dean Martin? According to the AP, he was a "reclusive star".[2] Anybody who doesn't divulge the minutest detail of their private life to the press is labeled reclusive. That doesn't put them up in the same league as Garbo. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:43, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I removed the speedy tag on Liz (disambiguation). Sorry if I missed an explanation for what you want to appear at Liz, but I didn't see one at either talk page. Your note that "There's a whole lot of people named Liz who want their own page" may be true, but it's not clear what this means for these pages. Do you want a list of people named "Liz"? If so, you can start a set index article at Liz (name). Fences&Windows 12:31, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

It's clear (at least to me) that Liz as a name is the primary topic, like Doug. All the other entries should be moved to the dab page. Clarityfiend (talk) 18:53, 16 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi! I saw that you removed my addition of the link to "flip graph" from the "flip" page. I have a question regarding this: the mathematical flip that is referred to in this page is just one kind of mathematical flip, and far from being canonical (it is one people use in algebraic geometry). I found it a little odd that the flips used in geometry and topology were not mentioned in this page. That is why I added the link to the page flip graph (this page explains roughly what a flip is in geometry and topology). I feel that creating a page that explains what a flip is in geometry/topology would be redundant with the page on flip graph. Do you have any suggestion regarding this? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheMathCat (talkcontribs) 10:05, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Probably the best thing to do is to ask at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics. Over there, they might suggest creating a WP:Redirect that links to Flip graph, a stub article that does define it or something else entirely. Clarityfiend (talk) 11:08, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

John Dillinger[edit]

Thanks for the Dillinger edits. I was dreading pruning down that article, so I just added it to my watchlist and let it sit on the backburner for a while. Glad I don't have to any more. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 03:50, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. (There's still more to be removed, though.) Clarityfiend (talk) 17:57, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

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Gallant Journey[edit]

Check it out; I did some work on the article. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:29, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Too Hot to Handle[edit]

Another one you started, and I messed around with . FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:22, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
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films and people
... you were recipient
no. 522 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:39, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

So, a third anniversary means glass/crystal?

Bunker 6[edit]

See new article. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:43, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps you can rescue this article[edit]

I saw you made some good comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Garay Asadov, so perhaps you could deprod and add a ref to Ismayil Bayramov by the same user? I will wait before I prod Jamil Ahmadov, but looking at [3], sigh, that user created dozens of such unreferenced, unformatted mini stubs... PS. I commented at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Military_history#Does_anyone_care_about_copyediting_a_bunch_of_Hero_of_the_Soviet_Union_substubs.3F. What a mess, huh? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:52, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

I wasn't able to find any reliable English sources for Bayramov. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:16, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

nephilim as giants[edit]

Hi! I see you have reverted the changes I introduced to the "Giant" page. Given the fact that the biblical nephilim are often interpreted as giants (see the Septuagint's translation and most of the modern English renditions of the Old Testament) I think there should be a link. Moreover, this concerns the biblical Rephaites as well. As far as I checked there is no wiki page dedicated to the giants in the Bible or post-biblical lore. Did I miss something? Thanks, Aetgar (talk) 10:55, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

The Nephilim are mentioned in Giant (mythology)#Abrahamic mythology, as are Rephaites and several other -ites. They should not be on the dab page, just as the Corvette Stingray is not in Car (disambiguation). (Whether they should be considered "mythology" is an entirely different can of giant worms.) Clarityfiend (talk) 11:04, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
OK, got it. Thanks for the picturesque example! ;-)Aetgar (talk) 11:12, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

You Came Along[edit]

Wow, just, ... wow?! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:34, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

What, just ... what? Clarityfiend (talk) 22:23, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
This is a completely fancruft article, the likes of which I haven't seen in awhile. Someone has a heart on for Lizabeth Scott? The film doesn't even show up in any of the general reference sources on films or filmmaking, yet gets a Sunset Boulevard treatment?? You apparently had some issues previously with the over-the-top fawning treatment of Ms Scott. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:14, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm puzzled. I don't see anything really terrible going on here. The plot needs to be cut down a bit, and it doesn't need references, but overall, the rest of it seems reasonably neutral and sourced. Clarityfiend (talk) 11:11, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

From new contributor Polly Glott for ?[edit]

@Clarityfiend: Thank You, Friend #WMF

Please explain/rationalize what is so wrong with having the List of Stanley Cup Finals broadcasters article exist[edit]

I've noticed that you helped spear-headed the campaign to have that particular article deleted from Wikipedia. It isn't fair that the National Hockey League's premiere championship event doesn't have its own individual article for its broadcasters while other sports do. That article took a really long time to set up and put together to just let it go by the waste-side. And just because they aren't fully sourced on the proper article itself, doesn't necessarily mean that they aren't non the less, more thoroughly sourced on the respective articles for said television networks. BornonJune8 (talk) 01:07, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

I lvoted to delete conference finals broadcasters only. The finals list was tacked on afterward. If I recall correctly, that list was more focused on the actual personnel/commentators/analysts, whereas List of FIFA World Cup broadcasters, List of 2012 Summer Olympics broadcasters, etc. deal more with the organizations involved, so you're talking apples and oranges regarding "other sports". Didn't the regular season NHL personnel work the finals too? Clarityfiend (talk) 08:35, 19 September 2016 (UTC)


Re: the speedy of Chattanooga: That's not a likely move, as it's not non-controversial maintenance. Chattanooga is not one of the US cities allowed to use the city name only per WP:USPLACE. All challenges to that guideline since it was emlaced, to my knowledge, have failed. I actually disagree with the exceptions, as it should be either city name only (for primary topics anyway), or City, State for all US cities. - BilCat (talk) 07:20, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

That's one of the sillier guidelines I've ever encountered, and that's saying something. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:55, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
That it is. - BilCat (talk) 15:24, 22 September 2016 (UTC)


Well, there are hits for "adhar number" (yes, admittedly only a tenth of those for the "proper" spelling). But it's not just that: think of the hundreds of millions of potential readers out there who have been exposed to the term not in its English guise but in any of a number of scripts, in which the particular letters used could equally well be represented in English as either a or aa. Let me know if you disagree with anything, but I'd really recommend thinking twice before editing (or edit warring) on matters that have to do with spelling or romanisation in languages you might not be entirely familiar with. Uanfala (talk) 21:34, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Alternate spellings are allowed in the main body. That doesn't apply here. Misspellings and similar spellings go in the See also section. What's so hard to understand about that? You're misleading people into thinking it is an acceptable alternate spelling. It's not like a reader can't find it. It's on the page. Clarityfiend (talk) 21:41, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Sorry if I wasn't being clear or if I sounded patronising. Now, I was trying to show that in this case the single-a variants are likely "alternative" spellings, rather than misspellings. I know this isn't a crystal-clear situation, and when it comes to romanisation most of the time there's a very smudgy area between the two, there are no hard-and-fast rules and when drawing the boundary some common sense is required (as well as, of course, an awareness of the spelling and romanisation conventions for the relevant language area). Uanfala (talk) 21:50, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
If it's so "smudgy", then how come nobody officially uses that spelling? "Aadhar" yes, "adhar" no. Clarityfiend (talk) 21:53, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
How about you provide any reliable sources that use this spelling or romanization? Clarityfiend (talk) 21:45, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
What reliable sources use is relevant for selecting which variants to include in the lede sections of articles. Ordering on dab pages on the other hand is mostly centred on reader convenience and navigability. If it is a case of a common enough alternative romanisation, it's counterproductive to place it with the misspellings and the similarly looking titles. Uanfala (talk) 21:56, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Apparently you enjoy trolling. I have to remember not to feed such creatures. Clarityfiend (talk) 22:02, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Just a friendly note re your reference desk question[edit]

Hi. I see you asked a question on the entertainment refdesk about female football presidents. Just leaving you this note to say that even through you said "thanks, all", perhaps assuming the question was done and dusted, I have left you a new answer. I'd love if you took a look at it, even though it only involves an individual who is VICE president and board member. Perhaps it's of relevance to your question, perhaps not. (talk) 11:18, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Clarityfiend (talk) 13:30, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Africa Destubathon rejig[edit]

You've amended the entries page whilst I've been refactoring it ... I'll now make sure your edits are not lost. We're trying to keep the entry page size down, hence splitting it into six pages. --Tagishsimon (talk) 02:00, 23 October 2016 (UTC)