User talk:Lo2u

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Please remember to sign your posts. This will result in your receiving a quicker and more useful reply because I'll know who you are and what you're referring to. You can sign by leaving four tildes (~~~~) after your comments. If you're posting in connection with a specific article, it would also be helpful if you would tell me which one. --Lo2u 10:53, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Mein Kampf[edit]

Hi, I reverted your recent good faith edit at Mein Kampf, concerning the fact that the book is widely available in U.S. community libraries. This is, in fact, the case, though it be surprising to you. I'm not sure how to persuade you, but I picked a town at random (Winchester, VA) that I found on some website, and found a copy on the shelf in their library (here). Iowa's in the news lately due to the caucases, so I picked Bettendorf, Iowa (pop. 32,000) off the WP article List of cities in Iowa, and their copy is here. Algona, Iowa is a town of 5,000, and their copy is here. Three examples are not proof, of course. If you really think that this is a surprising claim, then please add a {{cn}} tag on the statement, but if you search around on your own, you'll see that it's very widely, almost universally available. Perhaps very tiny public libraries might not have it, but any U.S. public library with a decent number of books on the history of WWII should have a copy. Cordially, Mathglot (talk) 01:58, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello. I'm happy to leave a cn tag to give you time to look for a source but it's not a permanent substitute for a proper citation. If the information isn't verifiable it doesn't belong in the article. I accept from what you say that it's probably in the majority of libraries, perhaps the vast majority, but I'm not convinced that anecdotal evidence allows "virtually all" to be asserted. --Lo2u (TC) 17:34, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
Actually, I've just noticed your toning down and I'm a little happier. Incidentally, I used the List of New York Public Library branches to try to verify this. Of the first ten, all offer access to the same online text but only one has a print edition. I may not be using the catalogue correctly but I don't think that's the case, and I accept there may be something unusual about these libraries (if they hold particular collections, for example). The catalogue you referred me to has 17 copies in 33 libraries. This doesn't leave me convinced. --Lo2u (TC) 18:03, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

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Gentle reminder...[edit]

I know you've been here a while, but please try not to discreetly undo someone's edits rather than use the undo button and remember to follow BRD. Thanks and happy editing. :) --MisterShiney 00:36, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi. I'm sorry. I should have been a bit more considerate in how I went about that. It seemed less controversial than it probably was. I don't think an undo would have done the job though because you had made another edit. Regards and thank you for being so civil. --Lo2u (TC) 08:46, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
No worries. It's forgotten :) --MisterShiney 19:48, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

re: DOND[edit]

Tour episodes don't count as official studio episodes, for the most part it's finished already and the tour episodes are just to "farewell" the series properly. Things should be written in past tense when they're done, not in the present as though they're still happening, because that's not accurate and misleading. --CitroenLover (talk) 11:49, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

At the risk of repeating myself, I suggest you follow the practice for every article on every discontinued television series on Wikipedia and read MOS:VERB. --Lo2u (TC) 11:51, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Also, I've never watched an episode of DOND so am probably not qualified to comment on what counts as an "official" episode but my understanding of this on BBC News is that "official studio episodes" are still going to be broadcast: "the studio-based show will end this autumn" --Lo2u (TC) 11:57, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
1) If you want me to respond to anything, post to my talkpage. I'm not going to hunt down random user talkpages hoping for a response.
2) If you've never watched a single episode, then it makes your point moot.
3) Official episodes are the studio based episodes. The news reports have misinterpreted the official line: Noel is taking the show out on a tour for the final series and after the final series, the series is discontinued. --CitroenLover (talk) 19:42, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
It's not really a random user talk page is it? You began a discussion here so it shouldn't surprise you if there's a reply in the same thread. I'm simply following normal Wikipedia practice for talk pages, the same practice I've followed for ten years of editing and that I've come to assume others will follow. And nobody has ever complained. Anyway this discussion is pointless because, regardless of when the last one was or will be, we use the present tense. Once again, please refer to the the Manual of Style. --Lo2u (TC) 20:06, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

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