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Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, your edit to Ralph Macchio did not appear to be constructive, and has been reverted. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, make sure you use the Preview function before saving changes you're not sure about, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. If you have any other questions about editing, just let me know by leaving a message for me in a new section at the bottom of my talk page. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 06:12, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
- Hi, Markdaniel. Initially, the material you added seemed incoherent. Looking at it more closely, I see now that you were adding a quoted exchange between two characters from Psych. Somehow, I must've missed the portion at the end of the passage mentioning Pysch. I apologize for that. For future reference, though, such material should be written in a third-person paraphrase, and not an entire quoted exchange. (This admittedly was part of the reason I misunderstood it.)
- Looking over it more closely, though, there are two other problems with it as well. The most important one is that minor mentions of the article topic in throwaway lines of dialogue in works like movies or TV shows would fall under WP:TRIVIA, and should be avoided. Appearances in media that demonstrate pop culture influence should generally be restricted to those in which the article's subject plays a more central or major role, or otherwise references the reason why the subject is notable. This is more clearly the case with the other examples in that section, in which Macchio is used in the work's title, inspiration, theme, the name of a major character or performer, etc.
- Also, sites with user-generated content such as imdb should not be used as sources, as they are not considered to be reliable. (Then again, if you ever do want to cite a TV show or movie, as long as the content came from your viewing it, I don't think it necessarily needs an explicit reference, since such works are obviously self-sourcing, at least for the purposes of things like plot content, credits, etc., so in the future, you don't have to cite a reference for that type of material.) Nightscream (talk) 08:16, 18 November 2010 (UTC)