User talk:Jdillonf

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It would be nice[edit]

if you could add a citation to your edit at Allen Tupper True. Also, if you put something, anything on your user page then your user name will appear as a blue link rather than a red one and this is considered (at least by me) to be a good thing. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 14:27, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Requesting input at Walter Keane[edit]

Hello, you may be interested in the discussion I opened at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Requesting input at Walter Keane per your edit to the associated article. — kikichugirl speak up! 06:56, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Solon Borglum[edit]

It is completely irrelevant to Solon Borglum's education that his teacher appeared in a painting by another artist. Please stop putting this unsourced information into the article, or I will have to seek admin attention to this matter. BMK (talk) 01:03, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

If you think you have a valid counter-argument, please make it here on the article's talk paqe. BMK (talk) 01:09, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

The proposition is simple. The connection to someone as august as Eakins is J. Laurie Wallace. J. Laurie Wallace was far more than a simple 'former pupil of Thomas Eakins'. He was a consummate model (to Eakins), assistant instructor and important in Eakins' development of locomotion in film, carried on by Muybridge. This fleshes out the attraction to Wallace by Borglum and gives an importance to why Borglum would have sought out Wallace in a town such as Omaha. It is not a BAD thing that knowledge beyond the simple sentence structure would be gained by stating Wallace's importance. Wallace's Wikipedia page is ALL about Eakins. None of Wallace's own artwork is illustrated, which will be remedied. Also Borglum's page, considering his towering accomplishments in sculpture is extraordinarily tiny. And that will be remedied. This entry about Wallace EXPANDS the knowledge delivered about Borglum. That is good.

You have spent an inordinate amount of time on something that is trivial (your expulsion of the information), time that could and should be spent on something far more important. If you delete any of this you will be reported.

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re credit for Needles and Pins[edit]

Hi. I can't find a good ref for saying Jackie DeShannon wrote or helped write "Needles and Pins". Have you got one?

[The reference is her discussion with Terry Gross in her 'Fresh Air' interview. She said she was involved in the writing. Can't imagine she wouldn't be if she was there at the writing session with Sonny and Jack. Also imagine a talent like DeShannon sittin' in with the pair and NOT being involved. Remember, at the time, and after, she was more a force in songwriting than singing].

All I can find is "she [DeShannon] claims she wrote most of the song with Nitzsche with some input from Bono", from here -- but it looks to be just some random guy's blog. We can't use it. (The following passage "You have to remember that I, being a woman at that time..." is set up to imply that maybe DeShannon was bullied or ignored into not getting songwriter credit -- but that passage, from SongFacts, is about something else entirely.)

And then here you've got DeShannon describing the genesis of the song, and it's not clear, it sounds like she and Nitzsche picked out riffs -- but she doesn't claim she was making the riffs. She might have just been listening and nodding. She goes on with how Bono and Nitzsche finished the song, and she has plenty of space there to say "That was me. I came up with that riff. I wrote part of that tune [or some of the lyrics]" or whatever, and she doesn't. P I do have this book, where the author flat says "Jackie DeShannon, who wrote 'Needles and Pins'...". But the author doesn't explain why the official credit went to someone else, doesn't explain he's giving credit to DeShannon alone... looks to be like just a passing mention where the writer was being sloppy and confusing the singers and writer. Herostratus (talk) 22:40, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Oh excellent, thank you. I've added a sentence to this effect to the lede of Needles and Pins (song), using your ref and the book. Check it out!
Here's my opinion: I think it's fine to talk about it in the article Needles and Pins (song), where we have the space to go into details about the song. But everywhere else, where we're giving the writing credit just passing mention, I think we should stick with "Written by Nitzsche and Bono". The reasons being:
  • This is the legal/formal writing credit, and the one that is used by all our sources.
  • And we don't have time, in passing mentions, to get into "but then DeShannon says..."
  • And really probably they did mostly write the song. After all, in the NPR interview, Jackie says flat out "They did write it for me", and then later that her contribution was "probably a little bit of the bridge and, you know, some lyrics". And in the book, she says "Jack and Sonny Bono finished it".
  • And now it's in the Needles and Pins (song) article, so people who are really interested in the question can look it up.
Anyway thanks for getting me that ref, colleague. Herostratus (talk) 14:35, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

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July 2017[edit]

Information icon Please do not add unreferenced or poorly referenced information, especially if controversial, to articles or any other page on Wikipedia about living (or recently deceased) persons, as you did to Robby Mook. Thank you. - MrX 18:34, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

The so-called 'poorly referenced' or 'unreferenced' information is listed in the article before the addition of the SAME information later in the article. Therefore it is by definition pre-referenced. The removal of the additions by you is purely political and subjective and will not be tolerated. If you remove any other additions a complaint will be filed against you, is that clear? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdillonf (talkcontribs) 18:42, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Consensus on the talk page has been against the usage of the word failed. Additionally, the information you added regarding Russia does not appear anywhere in the article. The word Russia is not mentioned at all, so I don't see your claim to sourcing required under BLP. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:50, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

The consensus on the talk page is that you are backpedaling as fast as you can. 'Failed' is already mentioned in the article and you took it down simply as an exercise. You give Wikipedia a bad name.

Paul Newman[edit]

Hi, please be careful about describing an edit as "minor". According to WP:MINOR, "Any edit that changes the meaning of an article is not a minor edit, even if the edit concerns a single word, and it is improper to mark such an edit as minor." Thanks. Anythingyouwant (talk) 20:48, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

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Here's an idea:[edit]

Rather than continuing to make yourself look foolish with cute little gems like: "releases isn't a word", and "the plural of release is release", try reading a fucking dictionary. Joefromrandb (talk) 20:40, 8 January 2018 (UTC)