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Motorcycle land-speed record[edit]

Please do not heckle the articles. If you see an error, you can correct it (with sources, please) or make your comments on Talk:Motorcycle land speed record. But not this. Thanks!--Dbratland (talk) 02:32, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

  • No problem. Thanks for finding the mistake.--Dbratland (talk) 14:53, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Tom Green (designer)[edit]

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HST[edit]

Great contribution. Thanks!

Nemiskam National Park[edit]

Great work! --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 18:28, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Infoboxes[edit]

Infoboxes do not list citizenship for tennis players. They list the nation which they represent when playing tennis. Wimbledon requires you to state the country you play for and it goes into the records that way. Martina does not play for Czech Republic, she plays for USA though she has citizenship in both countries. Plus the flag icons represent what she played under until she retired. Fyunck(click) (talk) 06:50, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Sounds good. Thanks for the catch. Jmg38 (talk) 19:25, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Jim Thorpe[edit]

I found a flickr set here with several pictures of the memorial that can be uploaded from Flickr to the Commons with no problems. Which do you prefer? I like the side view of running Jim and the grave marker. Let me know and I will upload them. Gerry D (talk) 19:00, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. I will upload them later tonight. If you don't see them by tomorrow it means I have forgotten. Please remind me if I forget. Gerry D (talk) 23:59, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

I added them to the Commons page for Jim Thorpe. I will leave it up to you as to where to place them. Gerry D (talk) 02:31, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

It's pretty easy to do.
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Gerry D (talk) 11:39, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Here is the link to the commons page. Gerry D (talk) 11:41, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your copyedits at The Concert in Central Park! :) GoPTCN 15:15, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

The White Ribbon[edit]

Thanks for your work on the plot for The White Ribbon. It has gone untouched for a while due to WP:OWN problems. It could use some further refinement in the introduction I think. At any rate, your version is much better. Obotlig (talk) 07:35, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

At Home With Julia[edit]

Thanks for that explanation. It's a good response to one of the two points I raised in my Edit summary. And that's a significant point. You didn't use an Edit summary at all, so it wasn't obvious what you were trying to achieve. Check out that link to see what I mean. Edit summaries are very valuable.

Given your explanation, I can now see value in your changes, although I still have problems with describing Julia Gillard as "the actual (and current) Prime Minister". It just seems clumsy. Maybe if the "(and current)" was dropped it would look nicer. That she is "current" is really irrelevant, and will one day be wrong anyway, but we'll still have this article.

So, go for it! (But use an Edit summary please.)HiLo48 (talk) 18:27, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. No, I'm probably not indigenous (although there's a mysterious unknown in my ancestry around 1890, in a likely place) but I've worked with indigenous folk and taught in an Aboriginal school. Many friends and happy experiences in that community. HiLo48 (talk) 20:29, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Sisters & Brothers[edit]

Nice work on the expansion. Good to see people actually editing for a change! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:48, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Magnum Force[edit]

Personally I would put the names of the individual carriers in the production section as I only see them as scenery in the film. The names of the individual ships are interesting but too much detail for the plot summary. But I wouldn't go to the barricades over it. Britmax (talk) 22:17, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

re Call Me Fitz edit from about 2 weeks ago[edit]

You added things such as "The main channels for the season were Movie Central and The Movie Network." and "then continued on that channel and Movie Central and The Movie Network" throughout the article and those are Fitz-worthy lies. Movie Central and The Movie Network each operate a channel jointly branded as HBO Canada. They commission shows almost always in tandem. When a reporter for the National Post files a story on MC & TMN's new and returning shows that doesn't actually mean the shows will be on Movie Central 1 & The Movie Network (aka the main channel); the only sure thing is the American imports from HBO will be on HBO Canada. If you had watched the first-run of each of the first three seasons you would know that not one of those 38 episodes actually premiered on The Movie Network or Movie Central 1 or any of their other channels; they all premiered on HBO Canada. The repeats of Call Me Fitz are found at various times on every channel in the TMN & MC respective collectives but it isn't the repeats that the article features. Some user-contributed-content sites have at times mixed repeats, first-run, and American dates in compiling episode guides and they can be a total mess. I have this little guide i go by: have a reference or two and if not then don't write about anything i am not absolutely certain about. A quick google of "call me fitz season 2 hbo" would have directed you to the press release about the season 2 premiere on HBO Canada. For that reason i am a little annoyed. That your edit prompted me to fix and expand a bit i suppose is a beneficial trade-off. Please try to avoid making such assumptions in the future. delirious & lost~hugs~ 02:01, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

My friend-in-editing. You are dancing on the edge of vitriol, when all you had to say was "first run actually ran on HBO Canada Channel". Reading your comments on my talk page, and your comment on the edit itself, you'd think we had been in some huge back and forth argument, for days on end, about which channel Fitz aired on!
I would also suggest that you are using information that should be supported by outside references. I DO BELIEVE YOU regarding HBO Canada, based on you're having watched the show(?), but I made my edits based on factual references that are found in the wiki article itself, dated 2009 and 2011, which BOTH say that the show would be on MC and TMN in those years. (see article's reference #3: http://www.channelcanada.com/canadian-channels/pay-tv-channels/the-movie-network/call-me-fitz-starts-production and reference #4: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/06/13/movie-central-and-tmn-announce-new-shows-for-20112012/). If Fitz' first run was on the channel labelled "HBO Canada", rather than a station labelled "Movie Central" or "The Movie Network", then simply add a better reference that supports your statement. No problem, easy fix, nothing to start a random fight about.
Aside from your unusual choice to create a non-fight, I do thank you for pointing out that the networks might need to be cleaned up and I am confident that you will find the references to support it. Your interest in the Fitz article is helpful and worthwhile, and perhaps your care-and-feeding of the article could have (should have?) included fixing up the 2 year old stale-dated text that was in need of updating for a very long time, rather than your unusual attack.
Carry on, kick butt, and good editing to you and yours. Jmg38 (talk) 07:43, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

List of the longest-running Broadway shows, Top 100 or All 1000+[edit]

Jmg38, received message on my talk page, responded here. Best, --Discographer (talk) 10:03, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Castle Rock[edit]

Hi there! Do you have a source that indicates that King's use of three towns is a Lovecraft homage? If not, the claim will need to be removed. Regards, Orange Suede Sofa (talk) 04:09, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

I agree... was using existing text from Derry article while working to get the Big 3, including Salem's Lot, into similar format. I'll look for a Lovecraft homage reference now, then update all three articles accordingly (either adding a reference or dropping the line completely) - Jmg38 (talk) 04:38, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Neva Small[edit]

Hi Jmg38, could you please include a reliable source for the date of birth you added to Neva Small? Thank you, --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 19:09, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Jeff Feinstein[edit]

Hello, I was reminiscing on this Memorial Day, and missing my Dad, Carl "Griff" Baily. Jeff was a student of my Dad's at USAFA, and then his navigator at Udorn. I met him at least twice and I believe he was at my father's funeral. I would very much like to communicate with Jeff and wonder if you know of a way for me to contact him. Thank you, Cynthia Baily — Preceding unsigned comment added by Louwhodesigns (talkcontribs) 16:47, 26 May 2014 (UTC) Louwhodesigns (talk) 16:51, 26 May 2014 (UTC)Louwhodesigns

Sorry - don't know him nor any ideas on other ways to find him. Good luck with your search.Jmg38 (talk) 07:59, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

WHO Leprosy[edit]

Is a better source.[1] Thus we can just use it. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 05:03, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

1989 Loma Prieta earthquake[edit]

Hi, that article is going through a long term rewrite, and the lead has been expanded quite a bit already as a result. The World Series portion of the article is already adequately summarized in the lead as it stands. See, as the expansion of the article continues, so does the lead. That means there's much more that's going to be added to it shortly. Since the lead does have some restrictions on length, I chose to remove the nicely written (but excessive detail) that you added. I think by the time every aspect of the story has been added to the article, the lead will be a solid four paragraphs. Dawnseeker2000 00:52, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. Jmg38 (talk) 19:24, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

I think[edit]

that your recent edit at Take a Letter, Maria, "(known for first play of numerous hits in the 1960s) " really needs a reference. Otherwise it is just your opinion. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 15:18, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

You are correct, sir. I was lazy in trying to explain the odd, old, reference to WLS, and now realize that the entire line needed to be cleaned up, find references, etc. I've done the extra work now that I should have done yesterday. Thanks for your comment. Jmg38 (talk) 19:17, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
I do hope that you return that info. I guessed it to be a good faith edit, or I would have just deleted it. I always found those sorts of tidbits of info to be what separated wikipedia from other sources. Oh yes, if you put something, anything on your user page, your signature will turn onto a blue link rather than a red one and I, for one, might not feel a need to double check all your work. Carptrash (talk) 20:50, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Treble (association football)[edit]

I have restored your edit. SLBedit (talk) 12:09, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

WP:DISINFOBOX[edit]

Please read WP:DISINFOBOX. There are many disadvantages to infoboxes in many articles. They are often helpful for articles about athletes and politicians, but most bio articles do not need infoboxes, and, indeed, many editors believe that they are harmful in most cases. Certainly, one should not add them to Featured Articles or Good Articles without first opening a Talk page discussion. The editors who improved those articles to the FA or GA level have obviously thought about the issue before and decided not to use an infobox. -- Ssilvers (talk) 18:32, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

June 2015[edit]

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July 2015[edit]

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Season's Greetings[edit]

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FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:01, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

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Second request - Minor edits[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions. Please mark your edits, such as your recent edits to Airheads, as "minor" only if they are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. Sundayclose (talk) 22:59, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Actually, this minor edit was done per "Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor"." His first movie with a blue shirt, his first movie with a short haircut, his first movie with 20th Century... any of these random thoughts would need a reason for mentioning (now known for always wearing a blue shirt; always nominated for an Oscar if he has a short haircut; has since made $5 billion in his collaboration with 20th Century). Looked like someone was just screwing around (vandalism), or an incomplete unexplained test edit someone forgot to followup on. If you can find a valuable reason to put the 20th Century reference back, with a few extra words to explain it for the average reader, then please go forth. Before making the change, I dug around a bit but wasn't able to find anything to explain why this random item was inserted. Thought maybe his Happy Madison Productions was linked to 20th Century, but his company is actually located on the Columbia lot. Perhaps you already have the answer for why this was a real item in the Airheads article, or you might take your own shot at some research to address the edit itself, rather than my use of "m"—I absolutely welcome your effort to further improve the article. I'm pulling for you, and look forward to learning a touch more about Sandler and 20th Century. Jmg38 (talk) 19:24, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

FP[edit]

She's in fact 'knowingly disliked' by the Indians. Your version implies a different meaning altogether. Vensatry (Talk) 07:06, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not trying to defend her status, I am simply reflecting what the two referenced articles said, neither of which seem to imply much more than indifference. 1) The August 2011 CNN Travel article tells that her failure to be active in Indian cinema has kept her from earning a following at home: “India will never accept Freida Pinto unless she proves herself in Bollywood”. 2) The November 2011 The Telegraph article tells that she is basically unknown: "My periscope does not pick her up,” admits social theorist and cultural critic Ashish Nan & "She is not a factor in Mumbai,” adds director and critic Khalid Mohamed. Jmg38 (talk) 07:40, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Think it should be okay now. Vensatry (Talk) 11:58, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Looks good. Thanks. Jmg38 (talk)

Euro 2016 match balls[edit]

No, what I was saying was that there have been tournaments in the past that have used one ball for the tournament itself and a different one for the final match. For example, at Euro 2008, they used the Europass for the group stage and knockout stage, but then changed to the Europass Gloria for the final. The same happened in 2012, when they had the Tango 12 for the group stage and knockout phase, and a silver-panelled version of the Tango 12 for the final. Maybe this is the first time a different ball has been used for the entirety of the knockout stage, but it's certainly not the first time two different balls have been used in a tournament. – PeeJay 20:00, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

From what I can tell, the only difference between the Beau Jeu and the Fracas (other than their names) is the colour. The panels are configured the same way, the overall design is the same, it's just that the Fracas has more red/orange whereas the Beau Jeu is blue. Definitely just a marketing gimmick from what I can see. – PeeJay 23:35, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

BvS "some"[edit]

Some means that "not all the analysts" wanted to see $1B, thus only "some analysts" would say that it was considered "a disappointment", while other analysts had their expectations met.

In lieu of saying "there were analysts who had their expectations met at $800 MM and there were also analysts who had their expectations met at $850 MM and there were analysts who were disappointed that it did not reach their expectations of $1B" - which I guess would be the most accurate way to state the whole long saga - how is it not fair to summarize as "some analysts considered it "a disappointment" for failing to reach $1 billion"? Readers will understand that this means that some were not disappointed and some were, without having to write every-single-analyst's-expectations.

Don't know if this is a concern that the shorter form is seen, perhaps, as being pro-BvS or con-BvS - it is merely a simple logic that some does not mean "all analysts", and readers will understand that there was a difference of opinion from analysts that is important enough to mention. (even if some are satisfied means pro-BvS, some are disappointed implies con-BvS, readers will understand that message that the movie does not carry a one-size-fits-all "a-ok" from all analysts). Jmg38 (talk) 19:10, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

I point you to WP:WEASEL and WP:PEACOCK for what we don't use words like "some", "few", etc.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 03:28, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the feedback. I'm still not sure how to ensure there's an understanding that "not all the analysts" called it a disappointment. Again, I'm not trying to salvage the reputation of the film, I'm just want to avoid the 100% agreement that is implied by the phrase it was considered "a disappointment" for failing to reach $1 billion.
The link you suggested, WP:WEASEL, actually talks about editors who use "some" to try and get away with Unsupported attributions. The examples given explicitly point to this. The WP:WEASEL link also reinforces that an unsupported "some" is different from the use of "some" where "the article body or the rest of the paragraph can supply attribution. Likewise, views which are properly attributed to a reliable source may use similar expressions, if they accurately represent the opinions of the source.
My use of "some" in the BvS item is not dangling in the breeze, trying (without attribution) to imply that there might be an unnamed someone out there that holds these views. The first sentence, regarding $800+ MM, ends with specific attributions (ref name="Box Office – The Wrap", ref name="Rainey" and ref name="Box Office – Deadline") to show that there are some specific analysts who saw reasons why making a multi-million profit is not a failure. References regarding $1B that are found at the end of the very next sentence (ref name="Box Office – The Wrap" (repeated), ref name="Scott Mendelson" and ref name="Flavorwire") further show that some specific analysts were disappointed that the figure was not larger. The point is to acknowledge the difference of opinion amongst the analysts themselves. Jmg38 (talk) 04:09, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
"Some" is not measurable. The statement, "it was viewed as a disappointment" does not imply "by everyone". If it said "by everyone" then it would. It simply implies that it was viewed as a disappointment period, which is true. The amount of people that viewed it that way is not dictated by that phrase, because it doesn't say "universally" or some other key word to indicate such. In proper English syntax, this would be correct. There isn't an implication of amount, thus you cannot say that it is "all".  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 13:12, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Netural Point of View[edit]

This is not a place to discuss the massive unendorsement cycle. Noting that there have been over three hundred notable un endorsements should go directly onto the page describing the controversy. The two article changes have both been reverted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theoallen1 (talkcontribs) 17:52, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

No problem. Was only trying to be fair about the fact that the list for D had changed for a particular reason and that the list for H did not take that into account, thus an inconsistency in the relative balance of the lists. However, I agree with your point - readers will know this is an evolving article until the actual election date, so no need for emphasis on what has caused the list to change (which would, thus, appear to emphasize the controversy that caused the change) at any particular point in time. Jmg38 (talk) 19:20, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

October 2016[edit]

Information icon Constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, but a recent edit of yours to the page I've Just Seen a Face has an edit summary that appears to be inaccurate or inappropriate. Please use edit summaries that accurately tell other editors what you did, and feel free to use the sandbox for any tests you may want to do. Thank you. Sundayclose (talk) 23:18, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Everything okay at home, Sundayclose? The 5,417th edit that you have "reverted" (and still growing)!?! I am comfortable with using the primary source as being a sufficient response to your "Unsourced" message. The "23.1 million viewers" are sufficient to confirm that the event did, indeed, happen – further supported by the "owner" publishing an easy-to-watch repeat confirmation of the event on their YouTube feed (like re-watching a movie to confirm the plot summary in a wiki article). For example, the synopsis of the SNL 40th describes 20 different sketches and performances without citation BECAUSE the primary source is sufficient. If you really thought it needed a citation, you could have added a Citation needed tag - but then you wouldn't have had the joy of your over the top execution of your 5,417th "revert". The term "general cleanup" applies to the majority of what was done - added wikilinks to EXISTING text of "Out There" tour and "Red Square" DVD, then regrouped the EXISTING text into electronic (live DVD/albums) and tours, then added a single line with link to the SNL appearance. Chose to NOT write an edit summary that said added wikilinks to EXISTING text of "Out There" tour and "Red Square" DVD, then regrouped the EXISTING text into electronic (live DVD/albums) and tours, then added a single line (with link) to the 2015 SNL appearance, as that would be very very long and major overstatement of a few bytes of change. No puppies were killed, Wikipedia did not cease to exist, the article did not deteriorate into a screaming mess of untruths, by using the term "general cleanup" to describe a small amalgamation of cleanups and information. Jmg38 (talk) 01:13, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

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