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Thanks[edit]

Hello, Thanks for your good EDITING! You are a valuable editor! Thanks! 2015 1 June (1:57 UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.62.121.48 (talk) 00:57, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Your Cedar Point revert[edit]

Hi GoneIn60, I just noticed that you had reverted my change in the Cedar Point article. The reason I did the change at all, was because I found and added a picture of the Cedar Point dance pavilion to the article Dance hall/Dance pavilion. It's a postcard from the early 20th century and it boasts that Cedar Point has "the largest dance floor on Lake Eire". The postcard also shows that it was a pavilion and not a hall (i.e. it has no walls, just a roof). In an attempt to find out the size claim, I eventually found that fan site. Yes, fan sites may not always be reliable, but as all the other facts on that fan site page tally with the Wiki article about Cedar Point, one may assume that the size of the dance floor is correct as well, as it obviously was something very impressive. Best regards, Thomas Blomberg (talk) 00:59, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

California's Great America[edit]

nothing id "disruptive" by making the tables sortable, up-to-date and easier to use for joe blow.

back off your high horse — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xcoaster1 (talkcontribs) 18:34, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

@Xcoaster1: You are removing links, prose, and adding random terms in what appear to be nonsensical acronyms, as shown in this diff. Also, you made over 50 edits in a row ramming through a lot of changes in a short amount of time. Since you have already been reverted once for doing this and ignored the message on your talk page, I suggest you start a discussion on the article's talk page before attempting to repeat these edits. It can be seen as disruptive and form of vandalism. --GoneIn60 (talk) 18:42, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Unnecessary Deletion[edit]

I don't understand why the other two incidents for the ride, Poltergeist get to be listed but mine doesn't...What do you want me to do, call Six Flags and get a note from 15 years ago?? Because the park didn't want it spread, they chose not to report it due to the ride being newly released and the fact I wasn't injured.

For years I've been upset that my incident was not recognized when the idiots could have cost me my life at the age of NINE! So to delete what you did is ridiculous.

Who are you to delete people's content?

Wow. Neveralone7 (talk) 18:48, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

@Neveralone7: First of all, please don't take it personally. Multiple editors have removed the content on the same basis. I suggest you take a close look at some of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, which is what we are basing the removal on. The Welcome page is a good place to start. In this specific situation, the policies concerning verifiability and identifying reliable sources can be found at WP:V and WP:RS. Per WP:RS, for example, "self-published media—whether books, newsletters, personal websites, open wikis, blogs, personal pages on social networking sites, Internet forum postings, or tweets—are largely not acceptable." The exception to that rule is if the author of the self-published work is "an established expert whose work in the relevant field has been published by reliable third-party publications". If you can show that your work merits an exception, then you should begin a discussion on the article's talk page to gain consensus before trying to include this information. Hope that helps. --GoneIn60 (talk) 19:32, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Roller coaster rankings[edit]

Now that The Smiler is officially SBNO, would that not just asterisk it in List of roller coaster rankings instead of removing it? I put it back and grayed it out, but I haven't changed the color of the new #1 ride (the four way tie for the various Colossus clones). Feel free to undo or tweak it, and thanks for all your help and contributions during this incident. --McDoobAU93 14:09, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

@McDoobAU93: Sorry, just posted to your talk page. You can look at "ring racer" in one of the other charts to see how SBNO is typically treated. It still needs to be in the list but should be greyed out and stripped of its ranking as signified by the *. Do you think we should handle these differently? I was only going by the way the page's creator handled it. Thanks. --GoneIn60 (talk) 14:12, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

I reverted this edit of yours. The deletion by the IP was proper. No Cincinnati Red was National League MVP in 1971, alone there being a player named Justin Hundley at the time. I'm a baseball aficionado, but the fact that the entry was a redlink should be a clue. FYI all people who have made at least appearance in a Major League Baseball game, get an article....William 21:34, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

@WilliamJE: No problem. I didn't look that deep into it. Just saw the removal of content without an edit summary. Thanks for the heads up. --GoneIn60 (talk) 21:10, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

The Scenic Railway at Dreamland[edit]

Yes, The Scenic railway is under referbishment, as it is being repaired, but will not open for Dreamland's reopening on the 19th of June 2015. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.19.250.11 (talk) 11:28, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

@82.19.250.11: Your edit was reverted, because you didn't provide a reliable source. This doesn't mean it isn't true, nor does it mean a source doesn't exist. It just means you should provide one when adding updates to articles. If you need help with citations, see the referencing for beginners tutorial, and feel free to ask if you still have questions. Thank you. --GoneIn60 (talk) 17:41, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Dear GoneIn60, I have added comments to the talk page of the Scenic Railway regarding the closing date and the distinction between Grade II and Grade II* listing. Please could you review my comments and reinstate my edits based on this. --Peet13 (talk) 09:53, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Undue weight?[edit]

Unfortunately, this backwards compatibility has several nuances that cannot adequately be summarized without losing key information. I've been trying to to trim it down further, though. Also, I thought undue weight was more about the representation of viewpoints, not how much coverage we give to something that, undoubtedly, no one saw coming and will probably be considered today's highlight unless Sony does something similarly groundbreaking. Backwards compatibility has been a point of contention this generation... ViperSnake151  Talk  20:58, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

@ViperSnake151: In addition to balancing opposing viewpoints, WP:UNDUE also applies to the amount of coverage that any particular aspect of a topic has in an article. For example, of all the published material covering the Xbox One, the portion that is focused on backward compatibility should get adequate coverage in the article, but that coverage shouldn't exceed a reasonable amount. A reasonable amount can be hard to gauge. If say 5% of all published material covers backward compatibility, then only 5% of the article's length should be reserved for that aspect. Of course, it's not an exact science since there's no way to determine the exact ratio. However, using 20% of an article on something that has had a small footprint in sources would easily stand out. After further review here, the backward compatibility section appears to only be taking up roughly 4.5% of the article, so it's not a major concern at this point. I'll let the recent changes sink in, but at some point, I may make a few minor modifications to help shorten it a bit. Thanks. --GoneIn60 (talk) 14:09, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Terminator Genisys[edit]

Hi, its NeoBatfreak. I just wonder, you seems to know lot about Terminator franchise. Do you think that the movie will get a sequel despite it is underperformed?--NeoBatfreak (talk) 20:53, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

@NeoBatfreak: Sorry, I'm not an expert by any means when it comes to the Terminator franchise, but I have seen all 5 movies. From what I've read, at least one sequel has already been planned with another possible sequel after that. However, it all depends on how well it performs in the international market. Domestically, it doesn't look like it will break $100 million at the box office. If it fails internationally too, then they could cancel any planned sequels. That would be a shame, but it's the nature of the business! --GoneIn60 (talk) 21:25, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Also, have you checked the soundtrack section? Is it okay for me to put the film's single (Fighting Shadows) with the score's template, since they are both consider official soundtrack of the film?--NeoBatfreak (talk) 21:29, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't mess with the soundtrack sections much, but looking it over I'd say it looks pretty good. Nice work. If another editor with more experience with that template sees an issue, I'm sure they'll make the necessary corrections. --GoneIn60 (talk) 03:35, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
You already download the soundtrack yourself, both the score and the single?--NeoBatfreak (talk) 05:42, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
I have not. --GoneIn60 (talk) 11:45, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Can you copy edit the soundtrack section too?--NeoBatfreak (talk) 09:00, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I'll look it over when I have a chance, but like I said, I'm not all that familiar with them. Give me some time to look at other good and featured articles, so I have an idea of what's generally expected of them. --GoneIn60 (talk) 09:12, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @NeoBatfreak: Ok, so here's the deal. First, I made some minor changes to the prose and collapsed the primary track listing. I looked at the Dredd article as a reference. So I believe it's in better shape now. However, we need to keep this in mind: per MOS:FILM#Soundtrack, "Track listings for film scores are generally discouraged since the score is usually composed by one person and the score's tracks are generic descriptions of scenes from the film. Noteworthy tracks from the film score can be identified and discussed in prose."
With that in mind, the track listing you've added probably won't hold up over time as the article moves toward good and featured status. Notable tracks from the soundtrack should be singled out in prose with references that cover them in detail. Unless the music becomes critically acclaimed, this section will likely need to remain relatively short. And finally, I'm not sure about having a separate track listing for just the bonus track. I think at the very least, you should probably merge that into one. Hope that helps. --GoneIn60 (talk) 10:46, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Saw - The Ride[edit]

Thorpe Park has confirmed that Saw - The Ride has opened back up. Inversion Team (talk) 23:03, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

@Inversion Team: That's fantastic! Now where's the source? I've searched myself and have been unable to locate one. --GoneIn60 (talk) 23:14, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Thorpe Park Twitter. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Inversion Team (talkcontribs) 23:32, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
@Inversion Team: Right, so here's Thorpe Park Twitter. The announcement is nowhere to be found. Mind providing a link? --GoneIn60 (talk) 02:20, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

https://mobile.twitter.com/THORPEPARK/status/619262059973361664 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Inversion Team (talkcontribs) 02:40, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello- Obviously there was a confusion on my edit to the Disney's Hollywood Studios template. My revisions were due to the fact that The Magic of Disney Animation has officially closed. The second revision was due to the fact that themed restaurants were being included in a list of attractions, when restaurants, no matter how well themed and entertaining, are officially labeled as dining experiences by Disney.

I appreciate your concern, and thank you for clarifying. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.118.94.29 (talk) 00:04, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Storm Chaser[edit]

Just got done re-doing the article for Twisted Twins and moved to Storm Chaser (roller coaster). Any of your talents in improving the article are welcome! --McDoobAU93 16:21, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

@McDoobAU93: Thank you, sir! I haven't had time to work on that one, so I appreciate you taking care of the initial cleanup. I will hopefully find time later today or tomorrow. --GoneIn60 (talk) 16:55, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Lake Compounce[edit]

Hello, I recently noticed that you have removed a large amount of info from the Lake Compounce page. I understand why you've gotten rid of most of what you have like height restrictions, which are unnecessary in an encyclopedia, and information about how a ride works, which only should be on that ride's own page. I am, however, confused on why the history of most rides, and explanations of the more unique attractions, were removed from the ride descriptions. One of the reasons you give in your edit explanation is that the material is unsourced. While that may be true, I'd like to point out that the majority of the article is unsourced anyway so just removing most of the info in the ride descriptions, but leaving in a bunch of other things, seems odd. To be fair, the second reason you give is that the information is "irrelevant" and I understand that those two reasons combined would be enough to justify deletion. The main thing that I'm confused about though is how that information is irrelevant. Like I said before, I understand why general information about rides that are at multiple parks is unnecessary, but my confusion comes from the removal of certain info of unique rides and info that is somehow unique to Lake Compounce that is of a replicated ride (like the theme or interesting history of it). I personally feel that that information should not be removed; however, I am aware that you do know more about Wikipedia's guidelines than me. I guess what I'd like to ask is if there is a rule or guideline that shows how this information is considered irrelevant. If not, then I'd still like to understand why you consider this irrelevant. For reference I'm talking about the edit you made on June 3rd at 20:04. Sorry to make such a fuss about it! It's just that I've always found that information interesting and was sad to see it gone. 68.109.116.131 (talk) 19:57, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your concern and questions. I assume you are referring to these edits: diff1, diff2, and diff3? Yes, the primary reason is the absence of a reliable source, but another reason is that the article's topic is the amusement park itself. Its history, rides, awards, and other notable content must all be given equal weight in the article per WP:DUE. It seemed to me that this was unbalanced, with way too much prominence given to the rides themselves. If the content was sourced, I would have likely initiated a discussion on the article's talk page first to discuss trimming some of the details and/or possibly moving the rides and their descriptions to a separate article, similar to how a few other amusement park articles have handled the issue. Without a source, however, there wasn't much I could convincingly save, and even many of the details that remain are still technically in question.
As for your concern about selective removal, you have a good point. It does seem unfair to remove or clean up only part of the article. Truthfully, I just haven't had the time to go back and take a closer look at the other sections. I was planning on doing some research to see what I could find on the park in reliable sources, and then go back to the article and keep what I can. I hate to remove potentially correct information myself, but it's the nature of the beast in Wikipedia's policies. Hope this helps, and if you have time to locate some sources, please feel free to cite them in the article or at least list them on the article's talk page for other editors to see. Someone will eventually find the time to include them. Just keep in mind that when it comes to amusement parks, there are a lot of fan websites that are sometimes hard to distinguish from what Wikipedia would call a reliable source. If you need help, just drop me a line. Thanks again! --GoneIn60 (talk) 20:18, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Alton Towers[edit]

Bring back The Blade from the page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.207.102.9 (talk) 06:02, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

@90.207.102.9: No idea what you're referring to. --GoneIn60 (talk) 06:15, 3 August 2015 (UTC)