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Alicia Rio revert[edit]


I was wondering why you reverted the Alicia Rio post? Even the info regarding the number of movies was reverted, even though the info was gathered from IAFD, the same source that was previously listed (it was thus an update).Holanthony (talk) 22:11, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

If there are portions that can be used, feel free to put them back. Dismas|(talk) 02:21, 18 July 2013 (UTC)[edit]

ref: "Just so you know, we can't use ourselves as a source for an article. It's a little like saying "This is true because we say so." So I'll be taking that reference out of the article on Eustace Conway. Dismas|(talk) 21:19, 18 July 2013 (UTC)"

I'm not aware of myself being used as a reference, otherwise, not really sure what you meant. could you please explain?

thanks FrostyBullet (talk) 00:45, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

See here where you used our article on Pat McCrory as a reference. The link that you used was to another Wikipedia entry. Dismas|(talk) 01:20, 19 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I'm notifying you because I've mentioned your name at WP:ANI#Arnold Reisman -- not as a wrongdoer, just as a participant in the events. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 15:55, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Mistake made[edit]

I made a simple mistake. I will do my best to learn and never do it again. Narrow Feint (talk) 08:32, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Sole Survivor[edit]

No, I haven't seen the 2013 film and I didn't have immediate plans to write an article about it. I just ran across the trailer in mid-May, and it turns out that the film ties into a Wikipedia article on a plane crash that had a "sole survivor", Northwest Airlines Flight 255. It focuses on Cecelia Cichan, who just recently consented to be interviewed about the crash and how it affected her. The film was supposed to be released sometime this summer, so other than what the trailer showed, there wasn't much to say about it yet. The way I look at it, not everything that goes on a disambiguation page needs to have an associated Wikipedia article. Sometimes the fact that there's no wikilink is enough to tell a site visitor that they won't find more information about the topic here and they should look elsewhere. A link-less disambiguation entry is also a good way to supply enough information about a topic in one sentence to send someone in a direction where their search may be more successful. — QuicksilverT @ 03:05, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Re: TFA[edit]

Yes, thank you very much, Dimas. I saw it this morning. It's just that I am not feeling very well. Again, thank you. Miss Bono [zootalk] 14:21, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Blocking procedure[edit]

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Talkback: you've got a message at User talk:Chicocvenancio.[edit]

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Alicia Rickter's parents name are Diana Seminara and Edward Rickter[edit]

Diana Seminara01:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)01:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)01:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ladiedy2 (talkcontribs)

I never said that they weren't. But you can't post their names here unless you have a reliable source for the information. Reliable sources are required for biographies. Dismas|(talk) 01:29, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Dismas, My name is Diana Seminara. I am Alicia Rickter's mother. This can easily be confirmed from the NY Post titled "PIAZZA NUPS A GRAND SLAM" You will be able to find my name listed along with a quotation from me. Please let me know if this is considered a Virifiabe source, so that I may be able to make correction regarding Alicia Rickter's parents name: Diana Seminara and Edward Rickter.

Sincerly Diana Seminara — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ladiedy2 (talkcontribs) 04:51, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Ladiedy2, I've found an article by that title on the New York Daily News' web site but not the Post's, so I'm going to assume that you meant the Daily News. That article confirms Rickter's mother's name but not her father's. And yes, their site fulfills both the reliable and verifiable portions of our requirements.
Another part of this concerns you, if you truly are her mother. People related to the subject of an article, whether it be by blood, business, or friendship, are strongly encouraged not to edit the article of the person they know. There is a clear conflict of interest between wanting to put the person in the best light possible and writing about them in a neutral tone which is suitable for an encyclopedia entry. (There is more about this at WP:COI) If you really are her mother, please refrain from editing the article about your daughter and instead post your edit suggestions to the talk page for the article which can be found at Talk:Alicia Rickter.
I have added her mother's name and the source for that name to the article. As I said, in the future please use the talk page to suggest changes to the article. And if you have more general questions about how Wikipedia works or how to do some task here, I'd be happy to help. Dismas|(talk) 20:04, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Dismas, I understand completely and, I will comply. I have read bogus information regarding our name's. We are not Dalton and Katherine for one. I do appreciate your attention and efforts in correcting this matter. I am who I say I am. My daughter Alicia's father's name is truly Edward Rickter. Oh, one last thing, Her brother's name is not Dal Jr. It's Robert (Bobby) Seminara. That, can be verified in Playboy mag. in the Oct. 1995 issue including a photo of both of them together.

Regards, Diana SeminaraLadiedy2 (talk) 01:15, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

I don't see where her brother's name is mentioned. And I personally don't see a reason to mention it either. Parents have a societal reason for being mentioned due to lineage but unless her brother is notable for some reason, I don't see the point. Dismas|(talk) 23:30, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Something about a salesman[edit]

Thank you for your response, I'm not familiar with the correct way to put on things, but I have copies of the German salesman that tried to sell it to the I'll get you the infor. all of it and you can but it in. I gotta find amongst all the papers scattered into.... BB thanks Mensatop2 (talk) 05:34, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Again, I have no idea what you're talking about. Further messages will be ignored until I can adequately understand what you're talking about. Dismas|(talk) 23:32, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Removal of external link[edit]

why did you remove the external link when similar links of imdb and bollywood hungama are also present on chennai express page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zrt1992 (talkcontribs) 20:16, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

  1. See WP:EL. We don't list every database on the Internet at the bottom of every article.
  2. When you look at the external links sections, do you see how both IMDB and Bollywood Hungama are both linked to the articles about them? (Chennai Express at Internet Movie Database) The site that you're trying to add a link to does not have an article here. That means that it is not notable enough to be included in those external links sections.
I see that you've started an article about HBMDB but are you sure that the site is notable enough for inclusion in Wikipedia? See WP:WEB to determine whether it should even have an article of its own. Dismas|(talk) 23:41, 16 August 2013 (UTC)


For the input! I will adhere to article wizard, etc. for the article in the future! I met Marina Sirtis in Orlando in 1994! (She might even confirm that):):) K Wwkweinberg (talk) 20:38, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

What does Marina Sirtis have to do with this? Dismas|(talk) 03:34, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
D- Have you ever MET any famous, or well-known people? Your profile mentions the fact that you are a Sci-Fi fan! I figured that you would be savvy enough to make the connection!:) I am a member of Princeton Global specialize in 3rd party verification-They have submitted my Historical Biography to the
I will use theirWwkweinberg (talk) 20:21, 22 August 2013 (UTC) services to correctly place a public page here @Wikipedia
Welcome to the BIG Screen summit-Steve Jobs..for "JOBS"Wwkweinberg (talk) 20:18, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
I know who Sirtis is, yeah. But I didn't know what she had to do with our conversation up to that point. You're being very chaotic in what you're talking about and I don't care to try to follow your stream of consciousness. If you have some Wikipedia business to deal with me on, fine. But otherwise I think this conversation is over. Dismas|(talk) 20:49, 23 August 2013 (UTC)


I read online that after they got married, Shannon took Tweed-Simmons for her last name. If I was wrong I am sorry. You can undo the changes :)

--Strower (talk) 20:42, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Can you cite where you read it? Was it reliable? When was it published/released/etc.? If she goes by that name now then there's no problem but I can't find anywhere that says that she's going by the hyphenated name. This has been an issue with the article in the past, so I'm curious if anything has changed since the last time we went through this. Dismas|(talk) 20:46, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
Well I read that article couple months ago...but I found this, and look at her twitter description.

--Strower (talk) 21:35, 23 August 2013 (UTC)


There is currently a discussion on the Jessica Alba talk page regarding an edit you made. Perhaps you would care to review and join in?

(Basically, a contribution you made has stood the test of time for over 7 years, and now all of a sudden someone wants to delete it.)

Thought you'd like to know... - thewolfchild 02:28, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I've commented there. Dismas|(talk) 03:15, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

File:Playboy 0603.jpg[edit]

Currently nominated for deletion. --George Ho (talk) 16:19, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps you would like to comment there as well? - thewolfchild 00:27, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Another Question[edit]

Dismas, while the information you provided me on the "Reflist Template" was very helpful and applied in my new article in my "Sandbox," I noticed that when I tried re-editing the first paragraph in my article, I could not open it. There is no "edit" icon in the beginning paragraph. How can I rectify this problem? Here is the link to my "Sandbox" [1] Sincerely, Davidbena (talk) 11:15, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The edit link is right next to the word "sandbox" at the top. Dismas|(talk) 12:17, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

New article ready for publishing on Wikipedia[edit]

Dismas, I have just now finished the final editing on my article, "The Yemenite Ketubba (Marriage Contract)." If there is anything that I must change in it, plese let me know. Here is the link:

Thanks, Davidbena (talk) 02:50, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

David, I realize you're eager to get the article into the main article space but if you're waiting for a check from me, you're going to have to wait at least a day or so. As I said on your talk page, I'm quite busy in real life. Just today I have a full day of classes as well as some volunteering work. I normally only have a few minutes here and there to edit Wikipedia. I will take a look when I can but it might not be until Friday night. It is Thursday morning here in my time zone. If you'd like some quicker assistance, please check out the tea house or one of the members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism may be able to help you. Dismas|(talk) 11:48, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

CPU/RAM question[edit]

Hey Dismas. I'm looking at the Windows 7 performance monitor but have no idea what i'm actually looking at here. Any tips? I was trying to figure out if my system ideally needs more ram or a better processor. I also looked at the Windows Experience Index, which puts my system at:

  • Processor: 5
  • Memory (RAM): 7.1
  • Graphics: 4.3
  • Gaming graphics: 4.5
  • Primary hard disk: 5.9

I use it for gaming a bit, which is where i have the odd problem. It does everything else just fine. Thanks Jenova20 (email) 17:42, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey @Jenova20:, I'd like to help but I don't play any games and I only use Windows when forced. You'd do better to ask about this at the Computing Reference Desk. Sorry, Dismas|(talk) 03:19, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Apologies, I assumed you were following this from the last reply at the ref desk. Have a nice day anyway Jenova20 (email) 08:10, 4 September 2013 (UTC)


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Deletion of Article: Nature Park Ungma.[edit]

Greetings Dismas, I have been working on this article Nature Park Ungma for a week now and I would appreciate helps from you. Could you please exactly tell what materialistic proof do I have to give in order to retain the article in prestigious Wikipedia and avoiding it from being deleted. Your action will be highly appreciated.

--Among Imsong (talk) 10:39, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

It needs various grammatical fixes and such but in order to remain on Wikipedia it needs sources. Reliable sources that demonstrate its notability. From the Facebook page and official web site it looks like just any neighborhood park anywhere else in the world. Ask yourself this: Has anyone, who is not affiliated with the park, written about it in regional or national publications? It's one thing to be a nice park but unless someone has written about it or talked about it and recognized it as anything more than just a neighborhood park, it's still just a park and not notable. As I said in the AFD nomination, perhaps the info would be better in the Ungma village article. Dismas|(talk) 10:50, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you so much Dismas for the concern. I will gather more information regarding the Article. And yes, I could add this to the Ungma Village article instead.

--Among Imsong (talk) 01:18, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

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Hazel Tucker[edit]


I'm not sure of the standards but I question if this person is notable enough for an article. Could you take a look? I've seen your name in the editing history so I'm hoping you have some insight. Sportfan5000 (talk) 19:39, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

The article could use some work. As for notability, depending on your definition of "several", she seems to pass criteria #1 of WP:PORNBIO with two nominations for a well known award in different years. Dismas|(talk) 20:10, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Just squeaks by I guess, thank you for looking! Sportfan5000 (talk) 20:12, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

File:Downtown Dayton, Ohio.jpg[edit]

Thanks for the note! Actually, I take and upload so many pictures that it's nothing new to find one getting reused, especially since my PD-self releases probably make people less hesitant to use them than copyleft-licensed images with their seriously unhelpful sharealike clause. I must admit that I've seen this specific image used more than most: bigger cities tend to have more aerial images available, while there's less need for aerial images of smaller cities, and aerial images in general are more useful than other genres (especially for foreign-language publications) for depicting a city or other wide area. Nyttend (talk) 22:14, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I noticed your post and Andrew Jameson's page, and what I noticed is Dougtone and Ken Lund. I swear, when I'm looking for images on flickr, there is sooo much by those two. Too bad neither is on Wikipedia as far as I know. Chris857 (talk) 00:26, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

How to redirect a page?[edit]

Eucalyptus Systems Inc. should be the correct name of the article. It is consistent with the company page. How can I set the current "Eucalyptus(software)" page to redirect to a "Eucalyptus Systems Inc." page? Or just change the title of the existing article to Eucalyptus Systems Inc.?Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellencici (talkcontribs)

As you were informed on the help desk, the article should remain where it is per WP:COMMONNAME. Dismas|(talk) 12:30, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Registration Problems[edit]

Thank you for being the only person to respond to my Help desk plea for help with registration and for welcoming me to Wikipedia. In the event I solved my registration problem by repeating the registration using the same user name with an entirely different entry into the registration process which didn't offer to send me a password but rather invited me to suggest my own. The registration this way was more or less instantaneous.

Although my personal problem has been solved, my experience does raise significant questions which you as someone concerned with newbies should be concerned about. please understand that I am not complaining, just trying to improve the "new editor" experience:

  • Why are there (at least) two completely differently registration procedures, with no indication of which to chose?
  • Why does one of them say it will send a confirmation email with a password with no indication of how long it will take?
  • Why does it not offer any suggestion of what to do if the promised email does not arrive?
  • How did it come about that I could attempt to register (and be acknowledged) twice using the same user name? Shouldn't the first have locked out the second?
  • Why isn't there a well-advertised way for people having trouble with registration to get help? In the end I was left entirely in the dark, and had to rely on my own initiative.

I suppose that Wikipedia might claim that very few people have the same trouble that I did, but the answer to that would be that those who do have trouble just give up and never actually manage to report their problems.

Thank you again, Wellset (talk) 11:47, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry but I don't think my reply here is going to be of very much help. Just putting that out there from the start.  :-\
As for the lack of response that you got at the Help Desk. I'm a bit surprised that more people didn't reply. As you can see from responses to other questions on that page, things usually get addressed in a timely and complete manner.
As for the registration issues, I haven't had to go through the registration in several years. I just checked and it seems I passed my ten year anniversary this past January. But I digress. I'm not familiar with the registration process and don't want to create another account just to test things out. As for the technical issues you've experienced, WP:VPT would be the best place to report the issues you experienced. The Help Desk is to get help in editing and things like that. VPT is for reporting technical issues with Wikipedia, e.g. This feature doesn't work with this browser, I get this server error when trying to access this tool, etc.
I wish I had more answers for you but my time on WP is rather fragmented these days, so I just try to answer the odd question here and there or fix some vandalism where I see it.
I hope that, now that you have an account, you can do what you like here at WP without as much hassle. Best wishes, Dismas|(talk) 02:41, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

I did think of going to WP:VPT but it seemed a bit technical for someone who wasn't even an editor. I do feel the experience for new editors is a deal more daunting than it might be and I do feel morally obliged to see if there's anything that can be done to streamline it. But for now I'm just going to keep my head down and try and remember all those niggling things I wanted to sort out which were the reason I wanted to register in the first place. Thanks and best wishes, Wellset (talk) 09:45, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

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Requesting your opinion[edit]

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in this consensus discussion? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 18:09, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. Dismas|(talk) 05:08, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Regarding the Lorissa McComas page.[edit]


This message is with regard to the recent links that I put on the Lorissa McComas page. I had put 2 additional links on the page, one to a Facebook page that details a lot of unknown information regarding her passing, and has the endorsement of her Aunt Phyllis McComas Roth (she is one of the 119 individuals who has liked the page), which you have removed. Similarly, there was another link to a petition on requesting that the Virginia State Government re-open Lorissa's case. She died by a shotgun blast to the head according to her cousin who reviewed the police report, not a disease, and the Waverly Police Department will not release the report without a court order which is why the petition is being filed (an officer with the Waverly PD literally started shouting at me when I approached them about seeing the report and publishing the cover page so that the public could at least know the cause of death).

If you do not see these links as being reputable sources, I would appreciate an explanation as to what would qualify as a reputable source so that I can work to conform Lorissa's Wikipedia page to the standards of the site while also getting the truth about her life out.

Taragon1980 (talk) 03:35, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

The way I see it, the links are promoting a theory that hasn't been backed up by any official on the matter. The controversy has not been picked up by even local media (from what I can see), so it remains non-notable. Wikipedia isn't here to be a soapbox for every theory about a person, no matter if that theory is held by a family member or ten family members. If it's an uncorroborated theory which isn't notable, I don't see its place here. Dismas|(talk) 17:47, 21 November 2013 (UTC)


Now I understand the usefullness of talkback message. That was great and it has served the purpose. Thanks a lot for answering the question. Particular wrong information is being constantly added to the article of Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery, which needs protection. As the info is being added by different IPs it is difficult to monitor and reverting the wrong information every time. Thanks. --Abhijeet Safai (talk) 08:59, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

I'm a Newbie[edit]

Thank you for welcoming me. When I started this, I had in mind just to add facts and I had the references and that would be that. It's very confusing the references, citations, external links, etc. Trying to figure out how to categorize them and getting enough information from them. This isn't a new article, so I couldn't just start the article wizard. I don't know how to go about naming the sections or even if I need to. I don't know if I need to type in References below all of the stuff I've added to put in the references I have or do they automatically show up below. I apologize again for the hassle, but I wasn't prepared for this when I started, and now I'm doing the best I can. Thank you for your time. Jinxee6966 03:40, 21 November 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jinxee6966 (talkcontribs)

There are a lot of things to learn with Wikipedia. That's very true. At the very least, you can add new (as in "not in the article yet") info to the article and then place the source for that info inside ref tags after the sentence that the source backs up. So the code would look something like:
On November 21, 2013 the Sun turned blue.<ref>source for that info</ref>
That's the most basic way to add info. And the ref tags will make the reference show up in the references section of the article automatically. There is rarely any need to edit the references section of an article.
What you've done, and what really shouldn't be done, is to create an entirely new article on the talk page at Talk:Caressa Savage. The talk page for an article is meant to be a place where discussions can be had about the article. Not a sandbox or experimental space to create an entirely new article. If you would like to discuss changes that you are unsure of, then please discuss them and add whatever material to the discussion that you feel is pertinent.
Any more questions about how to work with Wikipedia? You can ask me, or another editor, or ask the community in general at the Help Desk. If you have a question about if X should be included in that specific article, then the best place to ask that is likely the talk page for the article.
Does that help? Dismas|(talk) 17:57, 21 November 2013 (UTC
Yes and thank you very much! It's taken so long to answer back because I have been learning how to do it. Just figured out how to answer you back here and to try to figure out the revision page and so forth and so forth. WOW! Still learning. One more question I do have is the merge you talked about. I read some about it and it sounded like it would be something really complicated, maybe for an editor with lots more experience. What do you think?

Jinxee6966 17:30, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Original research? No wonder wikipedia is dying.[edit]

Please give me a place I can send you my original research - I have 7 MB of files including 15 - 20 photos, Yahoo messenger chat logs, 6 false profiles on a personals website I'm familiar with, and a fake Facebook profile. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcerickson (talkcontribs) 10:01, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

You don't need to send me anything (and I'd prefer you not). Go find a reliable source where it says that her issue is ongoing and then you can use that as your source in the article. Dismas|(talk) 10:19, 25 November 2013 (UTC)



gET A BLOODY BRAIN, SIR (LIKELY) OR MADAM - AND USE IT! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcerickson (talkcontribs) 06:30, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Note - This editor was warned for these comments, and there was a subsequent discussion here. - theWOLFchild 14:31, 5 December 2013 (UTC)


Remember this debate? It has been closed and the image deleted. I asked the closing admin about it here. Any thoughts? - theWOLFchild 07:43, 28 November 2013 (UTC)


Would you (or Diego Moya) mind bringing this to deletion review? I've never done it before and you guys are way more experienced. I think this should be looked at further, and I would also like to follow along to learn how to file one of these for the next time. I tried discussing with the closing admin, but he's doesn't seem to care about the lack of consensus, he's says he's closing per NFCC#8, even though #8 was addressed during the debate.

Thanks - theWOLFchild 09:22, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello? - theWOLFchild 22:47, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry. I forgot this was here. It's been a busy couple weeks (actually the entire semester but I digress...). I'll look into this in a bit. Dismas|(talk) 23:04, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate it. I really believe this is a slippery slope. The argument that "the article doesn't discuss the image itself" is incredibly weak. The is at the very heart of the incident that occurred and is being discussed. The other argument that "we could easily just say "there was a picture of Alba in a bikini on the cover", instead of using the image", is just as incredibly weak, if not plain stupid. In that vein, we could just remove every image from the project, and just use a description instead (ie: the OJ Simpson Time magazine cover, we could just say "Time used a darker picture of him"... but we don't). This is a ridiculous way of inserting conservatism and censorship in that article, and therefore the project as a whole, by people who appear to be arguing, just for the sake of arguing. That image was there for 8 years after you added it. There is no reason to summarily and arbitrarily remove it now. Please file the WP:DRV as soon as you can (I appreciate you're busy). I would like to see how you go about doing so, and you have my full support. Thanks - theWOLFchild 01:51, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
I wanted to ask you (and @Diego Moya: as well), is there any requirement to file a DRV in a 'timely manner', following a file/image deletion? I don't want to rush (or pester) you guys, but I don't want to see this shot down on a technicality either. I'm sure you guys are busy, but I really do think this is important. No, it's not just about a pic of Alba in a bikini (which is how they looked at it), it's about petty manipulation of NFCC to keep WP rated "'E' for everyone". Anyways, when you have time, lemme know. Thanks
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thousand words"
(except at Wikipedia where they
are worth nothing)
I made this to convey my view on the matter. - theWOLFchild 20:15, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

There's no hurry to file a deletion review; they don't have a time limit. I wouldn't put much hopes in it, though. Even if the closers' decision was a clear WP:SUPERVOTE, admins tend to enforce the decisions of their colleagues irregardless of the defined procedure not being followed and of a consensus that didn't exist nor was correctly assessed. The dynamics of the NFCC policy enforcement are quite rotten, if you ask my opinion; the original spirit of the policy is totally lost. Diego (talk) 22:37, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

new info[edit]

Hi again guys, I see that you ( and @Diego Moya:) are pretty busy these days, so I'll try filing the DRV on my own. Along with the obvious problems behind the deletion, I came across something new that might be helpful. I read that Alba didn't just sue because Playboy used her photo without permission, but also because they altered the photo. They digitally added a playboy bunny head logo to her bathing suit. This now means that not only the use of the photo was an issue, but the photo itself. This was not previously discussed in the article, but it could be easily added. There is now no reasonable argument to support the deletion of the image. I don't mind doing the work, either adding the info to the article or filing the DRV, but if either of you guys can help at all, I would really appreciate it. Let me know. Thanks. - theWOLFchild 09:45, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for not getting to this. Life has been too busy lately to really get into anything major here on WP. And it doesn't seem to be letting up. It sounds like you're building a more solid case though. Good luck! Dismas|(talk) 11:50, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, adding new information not originally available in the first deletion discussion makes for a better case to recover it. I suggest centering the deletion review around that modification of the photo, if you can provide a reference to where you read it. Diego (talk) 22:03, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

The RD[edit]

I see you added to a closed discussion in the RD after it was closed. Is it allowed? It was "Hell." in humanities. But you wrote outside the closed discussion, is that allowed? -- (talk) 10:08, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

I gave a good answer. That's pretty much always allowed. Plus, I often ignore the person that hatted the discussion.  :) Dismas|(talk) 10:44, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Hatted=closed? -- (talk) 20:40, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes. That banner is called a hat and collapsing a conversation into it is called hatting. Dismas|(talk) 23:03, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
How to hat? Who did? Why? -- (talk) 20:20, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
How? See Template:Hat. Who? Medeis hatted it here. Why? Other than the reasoning he put into the hat note, I don't know. I have my own personal theories about why Medeis does the things he/she does but the words I would use are not fit for polite company. Dismas|(talk) 22:44, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
It might be appropriate to use words that are not intended for polite company to refer to, who is nothing but a troll. Robert McClenon (talk) 03:09, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Help publishing an article[edit]

I have developed the article "The Path Grant Deed " that is pretty much complete on my bertmbc sand box page. The piece has been edited many times over a period of several weeks. It has been saved. It will have at least one and probably two pictures but I can't upload the pictures because the article is not out of the sandbox and actually on Wiki.

The question: What is the procedure to upload the article from the bertmbc sandbox so that when "The Path Grant Deed " is entered in the Wiki search block the article will come up?

There is a second article in the sand box "The Path Grant" that will be reworked and linked in "The Path Grant Deed ". The former is the actual deed transcription and the latter is a description of the various parts of the deed and the related persons and history.

Both are related to the History of East Tennessee and the Revolutionary War.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bertmbc (talkcontribs) 16:26, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Just for reference, here's a link to the page in question: User talk:Bertmbc/sandbox
So, what you have seems to be the text of the document. Wikipedia isn't really the place for copies of historical documents. That's what WikiSource is for. If you want to create an article about the history behind the deed, then I would take your draft to WP:AFC. There you can get better feedback from other editors. I'm not really into the history of Tennessee, so I'm not really the best person to ask about the article. Though from a Wikipedia format point of view, it needs work such as links to other articles. Dismas|(talk) 09:59, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:58, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


In looking at my contributions I see that I seem to have rolled back an edit on this page. That was a completely inadvertent misclick on my (allegedly) smart phone, and I apologize for any inconvenience. Newyorkbrad (talk) 17:38, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Don't worry about it. I still got the notification that the other person had posted something here. You just removed an extra signature that didn't belong. It's all good. Happy holidays, Dismas|(talk) 20:15, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Playboy Wiki links[edit]

You have been a longstanding, frequent, and knowledgable editor in the Playmate Lists, so I wonder if you might want to weigh in here:

You seem to have correctly accepted replacement of external links with Playboy Wiki links. I think your perspective would be helpful to that discussion at the RS/N. Some of the arguments there would seem to call for deleting not only Playboy Wiki links, but the links as well. If those are not relevant to a Playmate List, I don't know what is. Wikilister (talk) 00:11, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Help using inline citations for article Dum-Doodles[edit]

Hi, thank you for the assistance in adding the category to this article. This is my first edit article and at the top it reads "This biographical article needs additional citations for verification". I have noticed that the new references added need to be put into inline citations with in the text, if possible could this be done? I be be able to contribute after getting a hang of these small articles first. Many thanks

AdonisGalloway (talk) 05:39, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

I've moved a couple of the references to the text as inline citations. Twitter isn't a great source but will do in certain cases. Take special note of where I used the "ref name" style. It helps you use the same reference in multiple places without having to write out the whole reference tag again and again. You should also take a look at Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners. Hope this helps, Dismas|(talk) 00:17, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Image error query[edit]

Thanks for the help, Dismas. Is there no way of resizing the image in that particular infobox? Due to the poor resolution of the original image, I want to display it smaller. --DocDee (talk) 03:52, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

The infobox uses the Template:Infobox rugby biography template. At that page, you can read all about the various things it can do. It does have an image_size field that you could put into the template. For learning purposes, I won't put it in the article for you. That way you can try to do it yourself. If you need help, go ahead and ask at the help desk. I'd be happy to help you but I won't be online much tonight what with the holiday. Dismas|(talk) 04:08, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again - I appreciate the speed with which you answered my questions. Enjoy the holidays!--DocDee (talk) 04:15, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

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Gia Darling Changes[edit]

i changed a few things on my profile because i am gia darling not sure how to go about adding current things to it thank you Gia — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:41, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

If you are Gia Darling, then the best way to avoid any problems with people questioning who you are and the reliability of the info is to post to the talk page of the article at Talk:Gia Darling with the information and with a link to a reliable source for where someone else can look it up to confirm the info. Right now, I can't just take your word for it that you,, are the real Gia Darling. If I did, anyone could just come on here and say they're any notable person and accuracy would go out the window.
By the way, if you were to create an account, then you would get a talk page like this one. As it is, without being signed in, your IP address (it was when you posted here) can and most likely will change. Dismas|(talk) 11:27, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Tory Lane[edit]

we appreciate your sanctimonious bullshit but we cannot accept self-righteous reverts to edits. why are you so keen on covering up her biography? her social media pages indicate that she attended this school — Preceding unsigned comment added by MetalA (talkcontribs) 00:19, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

If you have a reliable source, you should have cited it. And the name calling isn't necessary. I'm not trying to cover anything up. Just make sure that the info is referenced back to something that readers can verify. Dismas|(talk) 00:34, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

The Monkey Bar[edit]

Hello Dismas, I am totally new to this…I edited a site…(The Monkey Bar). which you so diligently found under the Hotel Elysee. What do I have to do to have it approved? It is definitely correct. 01:32, 7 January 2014 (UTC)~~Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dianevoy (talkcontribs)

I appreciate you having the diligence to follow up on this but you seem to be mistaken about something. I didn't find the article. Let me explain:
  1. You made a couple edits to the Hotel Elysee article (which I had never seen before). And you made those edits while you were not logged in which made it hard for the editors who answered your question to find the article that you were talking about.
  2. You posted to the Help Desk saying that there were errors in an article but didn't say which one. Your question and the responses can be found here.
  3. I posted to your talk page to tell you that you had responses to your question. The responses weren't from me, by the way. I was simply letting an inexperienced editor know that their question had been replied to.
  4. I also reverted your edit to the article for the hotel because when you tried to add the references, it actually wiped out the entire Monkey Bar section.
  5. Then you posted here.
I don't mind going through the references that you provided but if you are affiliated with the hotel or the bar, then it is probably best to put your comments and further suggestions for improvement on the article's talk page which can be found at Talk:Hotel Elysee. I say that because you have a conflict of interest with the subject. Also, you seem to be very new to editing, so in order to keep things formatted correctly, it would probably be best if a more experienced editor were to make the edits to the article.
I hope this clears things up for you. Dismas|(talk) 03:38, 7 January 2014 (UTC)


A quick note regarding this edit. User_talk:A930913/Archives/2013/Nov#Improving_the_help_desk_posts is a conversation pertaining to an issue you raised. 930913(Congratulate) 02:26, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Monkey Bar in Hotel Elysee[edit]

Hi Dismas, Bear with me please as I am really trying to edit this without messing anything up. Is it OK? DianevoyDianevoy (talk) 18:19, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

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Your answer is much appreciated[edit]

Bristol VT[edit]

Got your answer — the last bit of this piece of law specifically provides for a way that municipalities can have authority over navigable waters within their boundaries; this wouldn't be possible if towns couldn't include rivers. See WP:RDH if you want more reasoning. Nyttend (talk) 23:43, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Elle Evans[edit]

Answering your questions about the Elle Evans article: I don't see why I am unable to CREDIT the photographer. It was in the terms when they allowed me to use the photo for Wikipedia. I just undid your edit again pertaining to the credit to the photo and gave you a reason. It is standard to have a title crediting the author and owner of the photo that loaned it to Wikipedia. That was my understanding. Please leave it. Also, I understood the other edits but when it came to external links I THOUGHT I accidently deleted the other links myself by mistake. I did not realize they were YOUR edits until today. That was my mistake. You are being so hostile towards me and I have worked really hard to clean this page up. I may not have done AS many edits as you have but you do not need to give me attitude.I 'm still learning new things everyday as to how this whole thing works. Artthings (talk) 07:50, 4 February 2014 (UTC)


Why do you remove the truth? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr Shempenstein (talkcontribs) 01:04, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Could you be more specific? Dismas|(talk) 01:09, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Why are you removing my insertion on Jeremy Pivens wiki page? GOD MADE VELCRO'S Music video starred Jeremy and he is my friend.

Answer please.

Check it and stop removing it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr Shempenstein (talkcontribs) 01:09, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm removing it for a few reasons. A) You haven't shown that it's notable enough for inclusion. B) The YouTube video is a copyright violation since it appears to be a recording of MTV and MTV didn't release it for use. C) We don't link to YouTube videos in the text. It can be used as a reference but only if it's coming from someone who is licensed to release it. D) You shouldn't be editing articles to which you have a personal connection due to your WP:COI. Dismas|(talk) 01:21, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Hey man you are not making a wise choice. THis video does not belong to MTV I have the rights and you are violating them please stopDr Shempenstein (talk) 01:32, 5 February 2014 (UTC). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr Shempenstein (talkcontribs) 01:28, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Could you explain what rights I'm violating? And could you explain, using Wikipedia policies and guidelines, why what you're adding should be kept?

Dismas|(talk) 01:59, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

The rights to the music video that Jeremy Stars in. I will not post the YOUTUBE external link. Please respect the truth as the information that pertains to Jeremy starring in the video is part of Jeremy's career and must be included Dr Shempenstein (talk) 02:57, 5 February 2014 (UTC).

Have you bothered to watch the video in question? I'll post it driectly on wikipedia if you want me to.Dr Shempenstein (talk) 03:06, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

How am I violating anyone's rights? You still haven't explained that. And not everything about a person goes into their article. Some items aren't worthy of mention. You have not explained why this video is worth mentioning. Dismas|(talk) 03:27, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

The video stars Jeremy and is a part of his career. Would you like me to request Jeremy give his permission? Dr Shempenstein (talk) 11:18, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

You should read the finding at Talk:Jeremy Piven#Content dispute - Music video. If you'd like to take it to the next step in the dispute resolution process, you're welcome to. You can read about it at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution. Dismas|(talk) 11:21, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Do you have a monetary investment in wikipedia? Dr Shempenstein (talk) 11:22, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

No. No investment except time spent working on the encyclopedia. Dismas|(talk) 11:24, 5 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, Dismas. The purpose of a descriptive title is so that if someone searches the archives, which come up by section title, they can see what the question be asked was without having to open up the link. Feel free to edit what I put to your satisfaction, but don't just delete it. μηδείς (talk) 05:05, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm well aware of that. Dismas|(talk) 06:24, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
And I was not trying to step on your toes, hence the parentheses. Thanks for understanding. μηδείς (talk) 06:35, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Help me if Possible[edit]

Can you please tell me if my theory's right or wrong? I don't mind if it's Right or Wrong. DSS Director Lamb sent DSS Agents Alex & Billy to arrest the Mysterious Person, who's exchanging suitcases with Chen at (UN Garage). Chen & Mysterious Person are exchanging suitcases in (UN Garage). Chen & Mysterious Person have been friends for more than 1 year. Mysterious Person knows that (he's/she's) giving Government Secrets to Chen. Mysterious Person knows that (he's/she's) getting Cash from Chen. Chen's a Chinese Diplomat, who has Diplomatic Immunity. Alex knocks out Chen in self-defense. Alex can't arrest Chen because of diplomatic immunity. When Billy's behind Mysterious Person, Billy identifies himself as an Agent, but Mysterious Person intentionally kills Billy by hitting his head against the wall. Alex hears Billy shouting "Help Me" & that's why Alex tries to shoot Mysterious Person in Self-Defense but Mysterious Person intentionally kills Alex. Mysterious Person knew beforehand that Alex & Billy were Agents. Alex & Billy still don't know Mysterious Person's identity. Mysterious Person throws (his/her) Gloves into Trashcan on the Street. When Lamb finds those particular Gloves, those Gloves have Fingerprints that matched Sheridan's fingerprints on Lamb's (employees' files) because Sheridan's 1 of Lamb's employees. Since Lamb found Sheridan's fingerprints on those Gloves, Lamb realized that Sheridan's the Mysterious Person who sold Secrets to Chen & that's why Lamb created Federal Arrest Warrant for Sheridan. The Warrant lied that Sheridan's fingerprints were found in Garage or the Warrant honestly said that Sheridan's fingerprints were found on Gloves.( (talk) 19:17, 5 February 2014 (UTC)).

What are you talking about? Dismas|(talk) 19:20, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm asking about the movie: US Marshals. If you recall any events from that movie, then do you have Chance to answer my questions from Above?( (talk) 20:52, 5 February 2014 (UTC)).

Oh. It's customary to explain to someone what you're talking about before asking a bunch of questions about it. I was not thinking at all about a question that some IP address asked several days ago. As for your questions, I don't know. I probably saw the movie when it came out on video years ago but I don't remember any of the details and I might even be wrong about having seen it. I suggest you watch it again or go to some specialized forum for the discussion about such movies. And no, I would have no idea what forum that would be. Dismas|(talk) 22:43, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

For the record[edit]

and not that it really needs to be in the record, I added all the detail at Saved because "featured on The Band's 1973 album Moondog Matinee " was already on the list, though with no link or article, and I did not was to loose what another editor had posted in the past. Life is supposed to be interesting - edit wikipedia and you will not be disappointed. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 23:31, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

I didn't look at who had added the detail. I just know that dab pages normally only include one link per line and not much detail. Dismas|(talk) 23:44, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Fine with me, Thank you for your input on that sticky wicket. Carptrash (talk) 00:39, 8 February 2014 (UTC)


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Since when are the years of birth and death of people a good faith edit?[edit]

I noticed that you reverted the birth and death years of Drew Barrymore's parents. I've been adding this type of information to Wikipedia articles for years now, and this is one of the very few times that I've had such information deleted. The information is useful to the article, and I see no valid reason why it should be deleted.

In the past, I have had other types of information deleted by Wikipedia editors, simply because it wasn't sourced. It's too bad when good edits are deleted in this fashion. Birth and death years don't have to be sourced, however, and this type of deletion is NOT standard practice.

Anthony22 (talk) 01:17, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

There are a few things that I'd like to address from your post.
First, the title. If your edit wasn't a good faith edit, are you saying you posted the information in bad faith? I think you are getting offended when no offense was intended. I assumed your edit was made in good faith.
Second, I have read many biographies and don't recall seeing the birth/death dates of the subject's parents included in any of them. If this were so common, I would think I would have run across it by now.
Third, birth/death dates do indeed need to be sourced. See WP:BLP. Birth dates especially are often seen as private and/or contentious information.
And lastly, if it means so much to you then put it back in. I wasn't trying to start a fight. And to counter your point of seeing no valid reason why it should be deleted, I see no valid reason why it should be included. The article is about Drew Barrymore. If people want to know the dates of birth/death of her parents then that is what their articles are for.
Dismas|(talk) 01:45, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
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Invitation to Suzannerondirsmith[edit]

Please join the discussion here regarding your edits. Thank you,

Very amicable and decent of you to make the invitation, but it's impossible for me to pretend not to realize that this user is named for two clearly identifiable people, which would be a no-no even if their edits weren't promotional. (And of course they are promotional.) I think I'm duty bound to block for the username violation; but I'll go to bed shortly and look for your response when I wake up. -- Hoary (talk) 14:16, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

There are issues, no doubt. Lately I've been having a number of things go wrong around me and to me which has made me a more angry person than I usually am. Trying to work things out with this editor was just a small way of trying to turn things around for myself. Maybe it's not going to work out, maybe I'm wasting other editor's time, I don't know. Do what you feel you must. I'm not going to have a problem with them being blocked. Dismas|(talk) 00:41, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Oops, unfortunate timing. I looked here, didn't see any reply, thought for a few minutes, blocked, came here to explain -- and now see your response above. Well, this username has clearly been editing to advance the name of a company that gives two email addresses (e.g. on the graphic that you've rightly asked to be deleted from Commons): suzanne@ and ron@ whatever. Personally I'm not enthusiastic about blocks like this, as at least the perps are clearly identifying themselves and the block could easily ... uh, well, WP:BEANS prevents me from elaborating. But really, the rules seem pretty clear here. -- Jobsworth 00:57, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Aria Giovanni[edit]

Stop change the early life of Aria Giovanni, she studied in Belgium (4 years) ask her if you dont trust me, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:E58:6102:A8:D8BB:C471:B536:E470 (talk) 13:35, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Stop adding information if you can't provide a reliable source for that info. Simply saying that she said it herself is not good enough. Dismas|(talk) 15:38, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Its was on the television i can't link a reliable source -_-

Then it can't be added. Find a source. Dismas|(talk) 16:30, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Jenna Jameson FAR[edit]

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Fawlty Towers[edit]

Quit editing my edit, please. You used a wrong word that made the sentence in the description of the second episode of the Second Series of Fawlty Tower grammatically incorrect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nutsaboutclara (talkcontribs) 05:55, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Re-read the sentence. The correction you're making is wrong. Mr. Johnson is the paying guest. Basil is trying to catch Mr. Johnson with a non-paying guest that he (Johnson) has in his (Johnson's) room. Dismas|(talk) 06:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

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A bowl of sweets for you![edit]

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Re:Crissy Moran edit[edit]

Dear User:Dismas, I was editing the article for Jenna Presley so I had her surname in mind! Thanks for pointing that out to me. Enjoy the rest of your day! With regards, AnupamTalk 23:45, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

I, Don Quixote[edit]

DIsmas, Glad to hear you enjoyed the play (I'm guessing you saw the National Tour in Burlington?)

If not for the then-prevailing very-strict atmosphere of "no opinions" at the Ref Desk, I would have been much more clear in saying "no need to read the book, only small bits of it are used in the play anyway, and you will be charmed by the play whether or not you have read the book which provided its source material".

Anyway, I'm glad you don't think I steered you wrong :)

It's a little eerie seeing it so soon after the composer died.

- Nunh-huh 05:08, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

There's no one place that would list all national tours - the process is just too disorganized for anyone to have done that. If you go to [2] and click on the "Touring Broadway" tab, you can search for tours in your area (but there aren't any). That site only includes some Broadway tours, and won't include Off-Broadway shows (like Man of La Mancha). This page may include some shows that the other misses. But really the only practical idea is to keep an eye out for advertisements, like you're doing. I like a good Gilbert & Sullivan myself (though I'm more Mikado than Pinafore), but the financial reality means that any production is going to be local; G&S won't bring in enough of an audience to support a tour. I bet there are colleges and universities in your area that do enough Gilbert & Sullivan that you won't have to wait too long for a production. In fact, I see someone who might give you a lead on the Gilbert & Sullivan Singers of Vermont… Good luck! - Nunh-huh 04:09, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Phunckateck Communications[edit]


I appreciate your concerns with the Phunckateck Communications page. Earlier in March, Graeme Bartlett was nice enough to undelete the page for me so that further improvements and references could be implemented in the page. I am continuing to work on correcting issues with the page and edit copy and add references.

I am still learning the ins and outs of Wikipedia policy and am doing my best to comply with the terms. I am aware that more needs to be fixed on the page and I simply ask that the proposed request for deletion be removed at this time, so the page can continue to be improved to hopefully meet the requirements.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:33, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Did you read the notice? Dismas|(talk) 14:51, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your help. Regards. --Zyma (talk) 07:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Mika Tan[edit]

Thanks for reverting the (erronneous) DOB changes. She really was born on 11/27/1977; the 10/24/1972 date is from a fake ID she used in high school. Chewyrunt (talk) 15:13, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Mika Tan date of birth[edit]

Hi Dismas. You made a mistake in changing Mika Tans date of birth from October 24th 1972 back to November 27th 1977 as if you go to her Internet Adult Film Database page you will see that her date of birth is October 24th 1972 and the Internet Adult Film database is a reliable source and they told me themselves that they had her correct date of birth. Here is a link to her Internet Adult Film Database page and you can see for yourself.

Steph2k1uk (talk) 18:21, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

I just updated the link with one from the Way Back Machine. It still disagrees with you. As for someone telling you themselves, you might want to look at WP:OR. Dismas|(talk) 20:53, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
IAFD info is incorrect; she used her fake ID on several shoots after her wallet was stolen. Chewyrunt (talk) 05:18, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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Who is Tiffany Selby?[edit]

You left a message on my account. I have no idea who Tiffany Selby is, and I haven't added any information to the Wiki regarding her. You must have clicked on the wrong user, and I did not appreciate your accusatory tone. (talk) 04:25, 13 April 2014 (UTC)<span style="font-size: smaller;"

Now that I have looked her up, I must say, I am a gay male and have zero interest in the Playmate of the whatever. My IP address appears to have reset, and those posts were posted in 2008. I had no involvement in that. (talk) 04:29, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Replied on your talk page. Essentially, it was referring to whoever had that IP address back in '08. Not you now. Dismas|(talk) 11:58, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Eugene Daub[edit]

Thank you for your help editing Eugene's page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr. Andrea Bruce (talkcontribs) 02:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. Glad I could help! Dismas|(talk) 02:46, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Helen Nearing[edit]

Re your note to me just now, my apologies for not giving links to articles when raising questions on the Help Desk. Point taken. I can get so tangled up with convoluted queries sometimes that I overlook this. --P123cat1 (talk) 16:38, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Reverted edit about Nastassja Kinski[edit]

Hi Dismas

May I ask you why you reverted my recent edit regarding Nastassja Kinski livink location ?. Is that because such contribution is forbidden, or because you thing the information I provided is wrong ? I need to understand that as I personally her and all my contributions about her can be verified Thank you Richard (Richardparaiso (talk) 23:28, 27 April 2014 (UTC))

Convenience link: Nastassja Kinski (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
When I reverted your edit, I provided a link in my edit summary to the Biographies of Living Persons policy which has the following to say:
  1. Contentious material about living persons (or, in some cases, recently deceased) that is unsourced or poorly sourced – whether the material is negative, positive, neutral, or just questionable – should be removed immediately and without waiting for discussion.
  2. Biographies of living persons ("BLP"s) must be written conservatively and with regard for the subject's privacy.
As for the first point I raised here, there was no reliable source with which to verify the information. I am unclear on what you mean when you said "I personally her" but I would guess that you meant to write that you personally know her. If that is so, you should step lightly when editing the article about her since you have a conflict of interest. After all, if she is your friend, you would want her to be shown in the best possible light. But we are building an encyclopedia and we have to remain neutral and unbiased which means that some unfavorable things sometimes come up. And to be fair, we have to include both the good and the bad.
As for the second point, unless Kinski has made it known in some interview or something where she lives, then we must respect her privacy and not include that information. If she has stated it, then we need to cite that source.
As for my personal opinion of such facts, I don't see how it matters and I don't see why we should include it. She's an actress that works mainly in American films. So I would pretty much expect her to live in either the Los Angeles or New York City areas. It's like pointing out that a professor who teaches at Princeton University lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Well, I would expect them to, so I wouldn't include it were I writing the article.
So, that about sums it up. Clear? Questions? Dismas|(talk) 00:12, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Hi Dismas
Thank you for you quick reply
As a newcome here there is few things i'm not familiar with
I understand your point in regard with the sources. And I will add these sources in a couple of weeks after an interview that will be published for the Monte carlo film festival.
However, regarding the Privacy and especially the living location, celebrities living location in big cities such as Los Angeles is not really a secret. Yous just need to open some newpapers to find out.
Regarding the conflict of interest, you're probably right, so I will pay attention to it.
Regarding your personal opinion, you are totally wrong when you say that she's an actress that mainly work in American films.
Just look at her IMDB page, and you will clearely see that 95% of her movies including the 2 next movies(she has just signed for) are 100% european.And that this has been the case for her whole career.
And the reason why she currently lives in L.A. is due to circumstances that indeed I can't disclose here.
So I disagree when you say that this information is useless, and private.
But I agree that I need to publish my sources, so to respect the encycmopedy terms, I will provide it next time
Thank you
Richard(Richardparaiso (talk) 01:08, 28 April 2014 (UTC))
I'm glad that you will be gathering sources for your information in the future. Though we don't see eye to eye on some things, it's good that we can discuss it calmly.
After looking at the top dozen-or-so films on her IMDB listing, I guess I must be reading things differently than the way they intend. Most of those films list the US as the country for the film. But I guess that's just where it saw primary release or something. Either way, it's a minor point compared with the rest of the discussion.
And finally, just a couple tips for discussing things with people on their talk pages. If you're replying to a conversation, you don't need to start a new section. You can click on the "edit" link which is right next to the title of that section. So above where you see "Reverted edit about Nastassja Kinski", you will also see an edit link. You can click that and add your reply to the end of the discussion. And then normally we indent responses with colons just as a visual cue to help readers see quickly just who said what.
I'll also be adding a welcome message to your talk page with some more links to help get you acquainted with things here at Wikipedia. Later, Dismas|(talk) 01:52, 28 April 2014 (UTC)