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Ongoing Running Waters discussion



FYI, since you were involved in this AFD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Suspect (2013 film). Jujutacular (talk) 19:21, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Good job, Jujutacular. All we needed was some coverage. Now that the film has been released, we can now let this topic grow over time and through regular editing. Encourage they that requested the undeletion to add sources and build the article. Thanks, Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:09, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

A proposal you might be interested in[edit]

Hey Schmidt, I've proposed something at WP:NFILM that will likely get shot down but really should get some serious consideration. I've launched an AfD for Nightmare Circus (film) (if you want to work your magic on it, please do) and one editor has argued for a keep based upon repeated releases on home media throughout the years. This isn't currently part of the notability criteria... but it really should be, in some form or fashion. I've opened up a discussion here and basically I'm arguing that if a movie has received repeated home media re-releases over the years through reputable distribution companies, that should count towards notability. I'm not arguing for complete notability that would have the film get kept on the re-release alone, but I am arguing for it to count towards notability along the same lines as say, a film review through DVD Verdict or an in-depth article through a similar RS. I mean, if a film keeps getting released then that does show that it has some lasting power and that someone out there thinks it's certainly notable- right? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 11:35, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks Schmidt! I knew that if anyone could find sources, you could! I'm very happily withdrawing the nomination! Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 07:46, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
    • Thank you in turn. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:47, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

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Harold Ramis[edit]

There's a Frequent Collaborators section on his article that's messing with the format of the page. I removed it, but was reverted. Not wanting to breach my unblock restrictions, how do I approach this? Rusted AutoParts 00:47, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Rusted AutoParts: Tables can become quite clumsy if set up improperly. I am no expert on them, but reduced the font display size from 75% to 60% to limit display issues. You were right to not revert and right to seek outside opinion. Best, Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:36, 26 February 2014 (UTC)


Could you please check Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Paani TitoDutta 12:38, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Would you like it userfied? Schmidt, Michael Q. 14:19, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I saw its Google's cached version — now cached version is lost. I can not check the content anymore. It had huge amount of work. I have too many subpages, but if you can save the work, it'll be excellent. Plus can you please archive some posts from your talk. Slow net users like me face difficulties to open large pages. TitoDutta 14:53, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Excellent. Thank you. Incubation is still an uncommon closing in AFD. Do you think this section requires a shortcut and expansion/modification Wikipedia:INCUBATION#Incubation_vs._userfication? TitoDutta 15:19, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • In other words, we may try to make incubation a more common and known subject. a) many voters don't know about this option, some admins prefer deletion over incubation, b) incubated article titles may be salted, or there may be some notice that the article was incubated, please start from there, etc. --TitoDutta 15:22, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • The incubator is being closed down. See Wikipedia:Article Incubator/RfC to close down Incubator. I was the only one defending its existence and it became weight of numbers. Hopefully they will create a delsort so I do not have to search through thousands of WP:DRAFTS to find the few savable ones sent there from AFD. Incubator was not a place for new drafts. New-drafts space is not a place for articles with history. :( 15:32, 27 February 2014 (UTC)Schmidt, Michael Q.


Fair point, and now that I know this I'd put his byline in brackets when citing him. In this particular case we didn't really need any citing at all for the fact Ramis appeared in or directed a specific movie since he's publicly credited on them. --Tenebrae (talk) 20:47, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

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Oz the Great and Powerful and Last Man Standing[edit]

Hello again, I ran across this BLP at wikipedia-en-help. WT:Articles_for_creation/Ron_Baratono_(1). If you have some time, they need assistance with the sourcing. Also, it looks like there are other people (or maybe the same person) working on Baratono.[1] Thanks as always for improving wikipedia, let me know if there is anything I can lend a hand with. (talk) 20:22, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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Film title question for O Leão de Sete Cabeças[edit]

I'm not sure what the article'a title should be. O Leão de Sete Cabeças is one title and Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças is the other. Only ref in the article is IMDb and it lists the 2nd. The Portuguese Wikipedia's title is pt:Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças. It was known outside of Brazil and Portugal as Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças. Bgwhite (talk) 07:44, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

English Wikipedia, Bgwhite. Use the English translation "The Seven Headed Lion", and be sure to include its original language title in the lede. Schmidt, Michael Q.
Thank you. On trying to decide the name, I was thinking of Y Tu Mamá También and became even more confused than normal. Bgwhite (talk) 09:20, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
No problem... See WP:NCF. But as there are exceptions (such as you offered) to everything and I am ready to have my actions reversed, but we could also have a section about its releases in different languages, as we will find more coverage in other languages than English. Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:04, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Mangled AfD[edit]

Could you have another go at fixing up Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Untitled Shankar project? You reverted one of the two edits by the IP, then added your own comments, though the IP's first edit removed most of the AfD top matter. I think it'll be easier for you to fix it up than me. Thanks. PamD 14:51, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Ignore - I hadn't noticed that your comments were before the IP's mangling of the discussion; have now fixed it, I think. PamD 14:55, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Good job. The discussion will merit an eye. Can check in again in 6 hours. :) Schmidt, Michael Q. 15:14, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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Re-check The Hooping Life?[edit]

I found some additional sources for The Hooping Life, and I think there's enough to keep here. I'm unsure since I traditionally like to have a ridiculous amount of sourcing, but there are enough articles to where I think it'd pass notability guidelines. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:23, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Tokyogirl79, I agree. WP:NF is just met. As it is for Fugly (film). Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:46, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Do It for Johnny[edit]

This seems like an amusing premise for a documentary film and I think I may have heard of it before. Do you think it's notable? Candleabracadabra (talk) 22:16, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes... just barely. Schmidt, Michael Q. 03:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for being the most helpful of all editors to our film article. The others were being rude, and you made the most sense. We would like your help in getting notability for our film, if you can help us. Pcasey14 (talk) 06:12, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Rustlers, The Rustlers[edit]

I made a search for lobby or window art of this title. I visited some of my usual watering-holes like Worthpoint for past auctions. Yes, there is a ton of Hoot Gibson material but I haven't run into the title you requested. There seems to be a discrepancy with this title as Gibson and the exact same cast is listed under a title called "The Rustlers" directed by Reginald Barker. The John Ford film / and or version is called "Rustlers" (working title: Even Money). The thing is did the two directors make exactly the same film with the same people? if so this will be a first I've ever seen of this type of filmmaking in the silent era even amongst 2-reelers. Or is this a mistake somewhere that nobody seems to have detected? Still looking for lobby posters etc. Koplimek (talk) 22:00, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

IMdB reliability[edit]

Your a dvice is very much needed at the afc help desk [2] DGG ( talk ) 05:32, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Vice (2015 film)[edit]

Indian film articles are regularly face this issue. I am not sure about US films. Is Vice (2015 film) a WP:TOOSOON article? --TitoDutta 22:34, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Naw. Suitable stub that can be allowed to remain and grow. Sources tell us filming has just commenced in Alabama. Considering the star, we will quite likely here a lot more real soon. Bruce Willis is an industry cash cow. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:32, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mario Cerrito[edit]

Hey Michael, how are you? Perhaps you care to weigh in--the subject has done some film work, apparently. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 14:14, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Doc. I've responded . Seems a tad Too Soon. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:08, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks MQS. You're a good man, and I'm glad you're still around. Drmies (talk) 22:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Quite welcome. Face-smile.svg Me too. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:15, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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Problem fixed with this edit. --kelapstick(bainuu) 11:57, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Just needed an easy and obvious correction of a little vandalism, Sfan00 IMG. Thank you kelapstick for your due diligence. Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:52, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
No worries, I have watchlisted the page and am considering semiprotection, it seems to be a long-term vandalism target (although not frequent), --kelapstick(bainuu) 13:06, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 13:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 April 13#OpEdNews[edit]

Hi Michael. Happy birthday! Would you take a look at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 April 13#OpEdNews when you get the chance? I am contacting you because you have a userspace draft of OpEdNews at User:MichaelQSchmidt/workspace/OEN. Would you work on the userspace draft User:Robkall/OpEdNews with Robkall (talk · contribs), who founded OpEdNews? User:Robkall/OpEdNews requires significant work to conform to the neutrality and verifiability policies, time which I am unable to provide at the moment. Thank you! Cunard (talk) 09:22, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Michael, it looks like irongargoyle hid the opednews page that you resurrected [opednews deletion review] and said "deletion endorsed". I'm confused. What's going on? thanks Robkall (talk) 14:31, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
to Robkall: The full statement signed by irongargoyle at deletion review is "Deletion endorsed. I will be happy to userfy this article for any experienced editor without a conflict of interest who wishes to put together a draft." I did not resurrect the page, but like yourself, have a version in userspace. Study WP:PRIMER#Important cautions If it gets expanded with independent reliable sources speaking toward the OEN website AND in a neutral and non-promotional and encyclopedic manner, a new and improved version of the article might yet be article space. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:44, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I totally understand that I can't create or post an article about my site. That was never my intention. Others had advised that I add information that would add to the claim to notability and that's what I was attempting to do. I was asking for a review and reconsideration and a number of wikipedians did help, including you, in particular. Several said they were willing to help and I read that to mean that they'd help get it "a return and hist merge" which I took to mean getting the page back up live in article space. Is there anything I can do to help, or even to track the progress? After digging a bit more, I think that irongargoyle took down the delete discussion because it was a week old. Is that correct? But was irongargoyle also advocating keeping it deleted? Last, can you give me any counsel on how to, within wikipedia's ethical guidelines, continue to advocate for getting the page returned and hist merged? thanks again. PS. If I'm doing anything that is not appropriate or out of format for wikipedia, I would appreciate being informed. I'm trying to do things the right wayRobkall (talk) 19:38, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

to Robkall: Irongargoyle closed the deletion review after a suitable time had passed. And AFD discussions are removed from "active" status once the resolution is decided. However, the information is still there: AfD#1 closed as "no consensus", 1st DRV (click "show" at far right, AfD#2 closed as "delete", 2nd DRV (click "show" at far right). Irongargoyle was just an admin performing admin duties. He read the discussion and, in thinking the article had possibilities, agreed that he'd userfy it to whomever wishes to work away-from-mainspace. Even with your WP:COI you may certainly continue work on sourcing and neutralizing the tone of the version resting at User:Robkall/OpEdNews by sharing ideas and sources on the article's talk page. Openly invite editors to work with you and/or offer their input and advice. If and or when it is considered by others to be worth a return to article space, THAT can be accomplished very easily by one of those others who do not have your COI. I would also suggest that on User talk:Robkall/OpEdNews, you include a note declaring your COI and explaining how you actively seek the input of more experienced Wikipedians in making the article ready. And please study WP:PRIMER and the editing tutorials at the bottom of that page. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:12, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Well, Michael, I know I've already thanked you, but frankly, your help here has been superb and one thing I'm going to learn is how to post awards, because you've been awesome. I'm prepping for an interview I'm doing tomorrow morning, for my radio show, with the president of the psychopathic research society, and then I fly, tomorrow early evening, so I really won't be able to jump on this and review the WP:PRIMER page until Wednesday. But I'll declare the COI on my UserTalk page and ask for help. thanks one more time.Robkall (talk) 21:49, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Your Name Here[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

We Are the Freaks[edit]

Hi Schmidt: I declined the prod for We Are the Freaks after adding several sources. Per your interest and expertise in film articles, feel free to improve it if interested. Sincerely, NorthAmerica1000 07:26, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Avalanche Sharks[edit]

Thanks for your improvements to Avalanche Sharks. This went from a speedy deletion nomination, to a prod, and now it exists in its present state. NorthAmerica1000 09:32, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Rustlers; lobby poster update[edit]

Hi Michael. I didn't forget your request about finding a lobby poster for this film. I didn't come up with anything, just for a like titled film starring Tim Holt. Perhaps as I'm sure many inquiries have now been made about the 1919 silent film a tag somewhere will probably be noticed. That's what I've observed with other films that initially I could find no lobby art work or newspaper image and then waited it out for a time before running into something. For instance that's exactly what I think happened with the lost Lon Chaney The Next Corner(1924), now I've found a great lobby poster from an Australian website where obviously the film played down under. So I'll keep my eyes peeled for anything lobby, window card or other illustration for Rustlers. All My Best. Koplimek (talk) 18:23, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, buddy![edit]

Hi, there. Thank you for your vote on Hitler's Warriors entry page. And thank you so much for your award, the first award I have ever received. God bless. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 12:59, 6 May 2014 (UTC)


Mate, you might wanna' check how big of a deffreince I have made on the Edda Göring article. If you look at reference section you can see I have added all sfn's and book references entirely myself, as well as changed grammar and reformulated sentences correctly. Just one quick look in the page history will show you the major improvements. I have actually done more work and improvements for that article than Hitler's Warriors. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 22:06, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

You don't need to move or create talk pages for articles that are going to be deleted[edit]

It just creates extra pages for the admins to delete. Barney the barney barney (talk) 15:35, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

To User:Barney the barney barney: Showing a properly searchable title per W:NCF helps any who might find sources, and cleaning up and addressing issues in weak articles is good practice and acts as a "do-as-I-do" education for inexperienced editors. And as I AM an administrator, inappropriate pages can be easy to delete. Thanks so much for dropping by. Cheers. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:56, 15 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi mate. Could you please delete these two files, they are not for fair-use. Cheers!

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Jonas Vinther (talk) 23:11, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

It's done Jonas. Glad to assist. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:19, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
God bless. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 00:53, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
This image 80px is not fair-use either. Could you assist again, good sir? Jonas Vinther (talk) 00:10, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
It's done Jonas. I even replaced it with one I uploaded with a proper FUR. Glad to assist. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:05, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
You're the man, Schmidt. :) Jonas Vinther (talk) 11:59, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Harlan Thompson[edit]

I was going to start an article on Harlan Thompson and saw you had begun one at User:MichaelQSchmidt/Harlan Thompson. I don't think there is a lot of in-depth material on him as a person, but there are plenty of sources that mention his work, and quite a lot of other articles that could link to him. To me that is enough to justify an article. Who was that guy? Any objection if I move your draft to mainspace and pump it up a bit? Or you could move it, or I could start from scratch. Aymatth2 (talk) 00:34, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

@ Aymatth2: What I did do was move it to User:Aymatth2t/Harlan Thompson for more work and sourcing. If moved to article space right now it would be immediately flagged or removed as unsourced. I left some search links at the top of the article for you. {[smile}} Best, Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:12, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I will add some sources before moving to mainspace. Aymatth2 (talk) 12:32, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
His works have received review in relable sources. Check archives of Variety and new York Timee.  :) Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:42, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
There are plenty of sources that demonstrate notability and give a sense of reception of the work. Anyone who has done that much deserves an article. So far nothing jumps out that talks about his life, but I have made a start and moved to Harlan Thompson (via User:Harlan Thompson: perhaps you could delete that one). I will add some more to the article. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:38, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Well done. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:17, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Simon Wilson[edit]

See here. DaHuzyBru (talk) 05:24, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

See Talk:Simon Wilson (basketball)#Speedy declined Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:11, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Why did you remove it in the first place? It was a valid prod. Now I've had to take it to AfD. DaHuzyBru (talk) 06:18, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
You thought the tag valid. I disagreed and explained why. And like my removal or not, your replacing the tag was out-of-process. As WP:ATHLETE is a sub-genre of WP:PEOPLE, now editors at AFD decide can if WP:PEOPLE though GNG is met. Almost took it there myself. Cheers. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:27, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington[edit]

Agreed, re: the Variety article; the film seems now to pass, barely. Regarding the New Orleans Film Society website, do they only list movies they screen? Nothing about the film's listing there gave any date/indication it was screened, which is why I discounted it for satisfying WP:NFILM. PaintedCarpet (talk) 00:26, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

To PaintedCarpet: While different festival websites may list what they screen in different manners, they rarely have any reason to list films that they do not screen. But better, its screening was independently confirmed by The Times-Picayune on Friday October 12 2007 in their "Best Bets" article. Scroll down the page to Sunday October 14 and under "THE DAY'S BEST BET - PRYTANIA" you'll find its screening announced as "5 p.m. - The documentary "Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington." 1 hour 20 minutes." Best, Schmidt, Michael Q. 03:20, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

List of drive-in theaters[edit]

Since you're a film buff, check out the new List of drive-in theaters, and feel free to improve it. Cheers, NorthAmerica1000 14:06, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Like your comments[edit]

I like the pithy comments on systemic bias and on your philosophy at your user page. - Neonorange (talk) 03:00, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Always better to build a house than knock one down. Face-wink.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 13:34, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your major improvements to the Dusari Goshta article

I was extremely surprised to see how much you've improved it :)
So thank you :),
Regards, –Davey2010(talk) 22:28, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks you. Glad to have been able to help out. :) Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:36, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome :) –Davey2010(talk) 22:46, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Your most welcome all the time[edit]

Sure, I'll follow your good suggestions and thank you for that, we will learn from these mistakes. My field is actually AfD , fighting against vandalism, reporting at AIV and so on. But I haven't received any good outcomes from experienced editor plus admins for my efforts and stop-less contribution :( A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 06:26, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

A.Minkowiski: No editor ever started off perfect Face-wink.svg. Just takes time, listening, and lots of patient learning. And please, never be afraid to ask questions of the more experienced. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:39, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Sure. Thank you.:-) A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 06:40, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
We were all new once. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:54, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Need your comment[edit]

What do you think about this one ?. Although the EPL league haven't received good coverage in Singapore, but it seems to be major League participated in many areas when searching the primary and reliable sources. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:08, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Well... as the article is about the fan club, and not the leagues it follows, it falls under WP:ORG. It can have sourced mentions elsewhere, but it lacks enough multiple sources speaking about it to merit a separate article at this time. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:29, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
That's why I said Weak Keep. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:34, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
@MichaelQSchmidt: do you think I deserve a barnstar from the admin like you for my work ? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:40, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
They usually do not come asked for... but we'll see. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 08:11, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah. But I was just requesting if I deserve, but thank you. Reward actually make me very happy and I feel good to get it A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 08:26, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I understand....and the occasional barnstar makes me feel good too... mostly when it comes as an unexpected and pleasant surprise showing someone appreciating my efforts. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:07, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah! and I hope, I'll get such surprises :) A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:55, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Copyvio link or not?[edit]

I removed Global Eugenics: Using Medicine to Kill as it links to the video which is a compilation of YouTube videos, thus copyvio. I see someone has also added [3]. What's your take on this? I guess I could ask Moonriddengirl. Dougweller (talk) 20:17, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Doug, simple links are not copyvios by Wikipedia editors. Global Eugenics: Using Medicine to Kill is simply a EL link to IMDB ,and acceptable as an EL in a film article even if not as a source. This is link to the thing being public domain. As long as do not copy text or information without proper attribution, we have no copyvio. But neither show notability. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:45, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm not convinced. The video itself is a mass of copyvio from 45 seconds in, so in linking to it we are linking to copyvio. I think perhaps you misunderstood what I was getting at. Dougweller (talk) 11:05, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Well Doug... but we are not linking directly to the video and we are the one's posting nor hosting the video. We are, under WP:ELYES and WP:ELMAYBE sharing an external link to the film's listing at the Internet Movie Database. That other link is to a page specifically declaring itself as public domain. The actual video itself on YouTube is not within our purview. We here are not the internet police to handle claims of wrongdoing elsewhere. YouTube has a set of rules and quite regularly pulls videos and blocks accounts that upload material in violation of copyright laws. All any one of the purported copyright holders need do is complain and the video posted there and it will be removed and the uploader(s) blocked. So we need not ourselves worry over videos hosted elsewhere. If media or copyright holders had come forward over the last 4 or 5 years, to assert it as supposition or fraud or blatant copyright violation, then it might have a thin chance to survive as a documented hoax ala Piltdown man, Pacific Northwest tree octopus, or Microsoft hoax. But as none have done so, the article about that film has no hope of surviving the deletion discussion. Schmidt, Michael Q. 14:12, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
It's the archive one that worries me most - Moonriddengirl agrees the IMBD one is ok. It isn't a YouTube video so YouTube's can't do anything about it. But yes, the archive one, that could be an issue. I looked a bit more at the video - full of clips from news broadcasts. The credits at the end mention CNN, etc (and Obama), but I really doubt that any of them gave permission - why would they? Thanks for removing that link. I must remember to !Vote at the Rahul Productions AfD - I noticed that as List of Indian film production houses is on my watchlist. Dougweller (talk) 15:36, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg Please stop using magical powers to find sources unavailable to others, as you did at this AfD. Continued use of such powers may result in you being blocked from editing without further warning. Stlwart111 00:13, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

LOL. Be warned... that you found what I did simply means you used your own powers as well. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:25, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
We'll burn together! Ha ha. Stlwart111 00:27, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Misery loves company. Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:28, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your numerous article rescues. Each article saved is a gift to the global community! Ekabhishektalk 13:53, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. :)

Selma (film) infobox[edit]

A question for you: I've done some work on this article. Well, two questions.

  • The film is currently shooting. An editor has inserted two release dates; one for limited and one for wide. Is this helpful prior to actual releases? And the same was done in the article text.
  • In working on lists in the infobox, I placed the production companies involved after each producer name, listing in the order given in the Paramount press release (which also seems to be in chronological order of involvement.) I added information after each distributor (3: one for US rights, one for UK, and one for the rest of the world.) This information has been removed.

Could you please take a look and give me a short explanation, one way or another? - Neonorange (talk) 03:10, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

For infobox, read Template:Infobox film. In it we put the date of first public screening. For body of article, read MOS:FILM. I visited and did some minor tweaks. Well done. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:20, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks the info & tweaks. Most of which have been reverted twice; by an IP and then CaptainAssassin! I asked the Captain to discuss on Selma (film) talk page. Your thoughts? - Neonorange (talk) 16:18, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dusari Goshta[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Thoughts on draft[edit]

Hey, what are your thoughts on Draft:I Saw the Light (film)? Is it WP:TOOSOON? Or could I publish it now? LADY LOTUSTALK 17:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Lady Lotus: No... don't publish. It is too soon. Because filming has not begun, and as nicely sourced as it is, for now the topic fails WP:NFF (paragraph 3) for a separate article. That said however, policy suggests it could certainly be spoken of within the article on Marc Abraham and mentioned in that of Tom Hiddleston. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:43, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thank you, I will add it to Abraham's page :) LADY LOTUSTALK 11:03, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello there![edit]

I have noticed you participate in several AfD's and I think you would be a great help for this project. JayJayWhat did I do? 17:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

List of creatures in Primeval AFD[edit]

FYI: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of creatures in Primeval (3rd nomination) since you participated in the previous AFDs. (talk) 04:26, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello! I would like to submit a request to have your feedback contributed to the ongoing discussion of the deletion of a page that was created not very long ago. The discussion can be found here. Your contribution, regardless of which side in the debate you take, would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 16:33, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for offering to move the page to a user workspace! I graciously accept the offer. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 04:21, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Silver Buizel... its done: User:Silver Buizel/Aurora Perrineau. Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:34, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of MGM-Pathé Communications[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of MGM-Pathé Communications at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Mackensen (talk) 22:33, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for MGM-Pathé Communications[edit]

Orlady (talk) 07:59, 22 July 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the Silk purse! Don't see around as much these days, how are you? I'm steadily compiling User:Dr. Blofeld/Great films. Feel free to recommend any great movies not listed on the talk page! Bear in mind though I still have half the 1001 movies book to plough through!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:31, 27 July 2014 (UTC)


I'm kind of torn on Draft:Found Footage 3D. Part of me wants to move it to the mainspace since footage has wrapped, but part of me thinks it's still a little early. What do you think? I just wish that we had one other place other than the Austin Chronicle covering the film wrapping up, as that'd make me feel more solid about this. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 10:04, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

To Tokyogirl79: Ready enough. Its production has coverage in multiple sources and filming has been confirmed as completed. Tag the talk page as topic meeting WP:NFF (paragraph 3) and move it to article space. It serves the project for it to be further improved and sourced through regular editing. Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:31, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Great! I figured it was probably ready, but I just wanted to get some second opinions to make sure. Thanks! Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Found Footage 3D has been accepted[edit]

Found Footage 3D, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as C-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

APerson (talk!) 02:06, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject TAFI[edit]

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Hello, MichaelQSchmidt. You're invited to join WikiProject Today's articles for improvement. Feel free to nominate an article for improvement at the project's Nominated articles page. Also feel free to contribute to !voting for new weekly selections at the project's talk page. If interested in joining, please add your name to the list of members. NorthAmerica1000 16:37, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Your contributions[edit]

Thank you for your patience with a brand new editor and for your tips. The additions you made to the article I initiated are such an improvement and I admire your approach to editing very much. Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Karen Elizabeth Price (talkcontribs) 04:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]


Thanks for being unique and not going with the crowd all the time.

Bearian (talk) 21:11, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Bearian, thank you and be well yourself. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 23:47, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Hit By Lightning[edit]

Great work on the expansion! I've never done a DYK before, but I'll have a read of the process and get a nomination in. Thanks again. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 06:46, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

It was incredibly easy... and acts to show the folly of lack of WP:BEFORE. I'm think the DYK might deal with this being the directorial debut of a noted writer. Thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:51, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, I've done the DYK nom. Feel free to change the hook, or suggest an alt. one to use. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:23, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Cool. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:30, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


Hey, my turn to ask you for help! I came across the article for Tamika Miller last night, as it was up for WP:A7. She has enough notability to go past an A7 for sure, but I'm still looking for sourcing. It's slow going so far, but I figure that you might be able to find some stuff as well. I did some cleaning, as the article was a repost of Miller's website, but it's a little frustrating because I keep feeling like there should be more out there than what there is. Can you see what you can find? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 17:34, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

@Tokyogirl79: Just got home... will do in a little while. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:02, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Gagarin: First in Space[edit]

Hi. Hope you're well. Thanks for your contribution at the AfD. I've withdrawn the nom and notified the article creator of the additional sources you've found so that they can improve the article. It seems I didn't do due diligence on this nomination. One thing I ask is that you assume good faith in future discussions as you appeared overly defensive, if I was aware of these non-English sources, there would be no question of me nominating it. Again thanks for spending your time in finding sources to improve the article. Cowlibob (talk) 08:08, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Be well, and thank you Cowlibob. I also took the non-English source search to the article's talk page. Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:22, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Prelude to Axanar[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Prelude to Axanar at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Dom497 (talk) 22:34, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I left another note on the page.--Dom497 (talk) 11:21, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hit by Lightning[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

That didn't take as long as I was expecting! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 12:22, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Wanna try finding sources?[edit]

Hey Schmidt- would you like to try to see if you can find any additional sources for The Sleeping Room? I only found two links, so I'm tempted to just move it into my userspace and let it sit there for a while rather than dragging it through an AfD. But before I did that, I wanted to see if you could find anything. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 13:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

@Tokyogirl79: I'll look... and the fact that it was covered by Fangoria pretty much means it will be (eventually) covered by enough others to make WP:F a snap. But it was released only two weeks ago, so we would certainly not expect the sourcing that it could have were it two months or two years. At an AFD I'd be arguing that it would serve the project for this article to remain and grow over time and through regular editing... and that it could always be sent to AFD if it did not receive more coverage. Perhaps best to look for production and filming reports for John Shackleton or Movie Mogul Films or the film title with inclusion of its various notable actors. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:55, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
  • That's kind of what I was thinking. I really, really don't want to take this to AfD, so there's no worry of that there. I'll just leave it on my watchlist for a while and see what it can do. I'm actually kind of surprised at the lack of coverage, as several of the horror sites usually give fairly good coverage of stuff shown at the bigger horror movie festivals. This wasn't one of the biggies, but it doesn't seem to be one of the obscure ones either. Hopefully they're just waiting for a while? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 18:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Prelude to Axanar[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Talkback notice[edit]

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Some Nepali film articles[edit]

User Khadka dipesh is publicity manager for the film Hostel Returns and has written articles about it and about its producer Sunil Rawal. (After I PRODded the film and pointed him to WP:COI, he de-PRODded it and changed his role to "Technical manager"). I dislike use of WP for publicity, and my first instinct is to AfD both - the film technically fails WP:NFF as production doesn't start till next month. What do you think about notability? The references look to me like the sort of site that will always print an interview or a gossip item based on a press release, and not the sort of in-depth coverage that would justify an article before release. If you have time, you could cast an eye on his other two articles Bijaya Subedi "Aawaj" and Govinda Bahadur Sahi as well. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 17:56, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@JohnCD: The thing told us by WP:COI, is that while it is not strictly disallowed it is highly discouraged, and if a COI editor's topic is notable, someone will eventually write of it. Send him to WP:PRIMER#Important cautions#1, WP:BIO, WP:NF and WP:RS and instruct that he comply with WP:COI#Escape, disclosure or management. Toward his topics - Hostel Returns may meet WP:NFF after it begins shooting but it currently fails. Sunil Rawal is pushing on WP:BIO, Bijaya Subedi "Aawaj" fails WP:BIO, and Govinda Bahadur Sahi fails WP:BIO. COI or no, unless some decent Nepali-language sources come forward, I see four upcoming AFDs. Schmidt, Michael Q. 18:53, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Film project[edit]

MQS: I note that you are a coordinator for this project. Could you take a look at this AN/I thread, in which I am informed that a "consensus" at the film project can override normal Wikipedia-wide categorization procedures, and parent (and grandparent) categories can be added to articles which already have child (or grandchild) cats on them. Thus, an article which already has Category:American Western (genre) films, which is a child of Category:American films by genre, is having Category:American films added to it, even though that category is the parent of the "American films by genre". This is not the normal procedure here, although Lugnuts appears to have invented his own justification for it. Thanks, BMK (talk) 22:15, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


[4] Gotta laugh and just shrug. Oh well. --NeilN talk to me 00:39, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Yup. WP:IDHT can bite him. Face-wink.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:53, 17 September 2014 (UTC)


Re your comment on Dr Blofeld's talk page, do you honestly believe that the article at the time that I tagged it had any more value than a pig's ear? Kevin McE (talk) 11:54, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

There are hundreds of thousands of articles like that. Doesn't mean we tag them for deletion (incorrectly). We try to improve them. --NeilN talk to me 13:23, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
@Kevin McE: AFD is not meant to be used as a bludgeon to force improvements and value, even for "poor" stubs, is found through sources being available... so that one, yes. But then, nestled among my 51,000 edits over nearly seven years, I also try to make a few weak articles a little better. Deletion is a last resort. I suggest in the future, you try to use WP:BEFORE and learn from WP:IMPERFECT, WP:PRESERVE, WP:ATD, and WP:POTENTIAL. I am not a deletionist, but have opined a delete for many articles on many topics, but only after a proper consideration that the article could not be salvaged. Schmidt, Michael Q. 15:31, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello! I would like to submit a request to have your feedback contributed to the ongoing discussion of the deletion of a page that was created not very long ago. The discussion can be found at the page deletion page of Kira Tozer. Your contribution, regardless of which side in the debate you take, would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 04:24, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Anjada Gandu (2014 film)[edit]

DYK now listed here. Thanks! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:04, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Cool. Thank you. Always more to fix. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:19, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

You're Welcome![edit]

Brownie transparent.png You're welcome. See, I found out that Jessica Lynch was in a movie by chance. I felt in was my duty to allow others know that fact. By the way, the haters were so mean...even my sergeant called her a dumb bitch. Lynch was just a kid who was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Also, she didn't do anything wrong...the media did, initially. Lynch could've pretended that those myths were true, but she told the truth and that took courage. Clt1985 (talk) 00:26, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

AfD nominators[edit]

Michael, I noticed that in the past few AfD discussions that we've both participated at that were clear keeps, you have wanted the nominator to reappear and withdraw the nomination. May I suggest not pushing so hard in this regard? The topics will remain intact, in large part thanks to your due diligence, and I think that editors vary in their attitude toward retraction (e.g., being embarrassed). I think it would be better to ask more simply (pinging the editor) if the nomination could be withdrawn based on the evidence and to leave it at that, even if there is no answer. We should assume good faith that the lesson has been learned until we see otherwise. Hope that you will take that into consideration! Regards, Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:05, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Will do. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:31, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank You for A Leading Man Edits[edit]


Thank you for helping the A Leading Man film page along. I really like the content that you added. It must have taken you a lot of time. :)

Chelsea (clr65109) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:05, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Glad to assist, Chelsea. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:10, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Starlog 1980-something[edit]

Hi, MichaelQSchmidt. In this edit to the Barret Oliver article, you added 1997 as the year of the "Call Him D.A.R.Y.L." article but using this website, which has photos of the article, it can be seen that the year is 1980-something. The scans are too blurry to read well but 1997 is clearly a typo. The movie was released in 1985 so the year is probably 1985 or 1986. Do you have a copy of this magazine to see what it really is? Jason Quinn (talk) 02:13, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Found a scan of the front matter of that issue. It was 1985. Updated reference accordingly. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 02:30, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
@Jason Quinn: Wow. Thanks for fixing that four-year-old typo. Full text of "Starlog Magazine Issue 097" here Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:10, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

several questionable articles[edit]

Terencebogards has created several articles on films by Vlad Yudin. Catskill Park (film) is already at AfD. The other films are questionable. Could you take a look? Bgwhite (talk) 06:09, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: will do. Have lots to catch up on. Now recovering form an unannounced "planned" 12-hour power outage. SoCal Edison did me no favors. What a pain. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sunset Limousine[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:29, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for your thoughtful close at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/European Sleep Apnea Database. While I disagree with the consensus, I do think you identified the consensus correctly. Taking the time to explain your thought process makes it that much easier for me to drop the stick and move on. Good work. Lesser Cartographies (talk) 15:35, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
I agree with the Barnstar. I've also quoted your admin decision at Talk:European_Sleep_Apnea_Database#Please_discuss_removal_of_sources_on_talk_page. — Cirt (talk) 20:07, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Cirt. Nice job on the article, by the way. Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:09, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for recognizing my Quality improvement work on the article. Unfortunately, whole swathes of the article are being actively removed in a repeated fashion -- in violation of your caution in your closing statement at the AFD. — Cirt (talk) 20:12, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


How does this look? Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 15:32, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

@Lugnuts: Very nice. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:24, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

And this? Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 17:27, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Nice also... but I had already created THIS. Which is the better? Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:24, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Ahh, didn't see that - go for it! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 19:29, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Offer yours there as an ALT, Lugnuts. Thanks, Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:33, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi Michael. I didn't get the red-dot ping for this query, but it is on my watchlist. Don't know if you've seen it yet. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 19:11, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Thanks NorthAmerica... will do. Am going to "The Long Beach Haunted House" on Thursday, and to my brother's Halloween party on Friday... after being part of a biopic being shot about me. Gonna be busy, but gonna be fun. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:56, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi MQS: Consider uploading images of the revelry to your Wikipedia page (Michael Q. Schmidt)! Face-smile.svg NorthAmerica1000 04:58, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Will take my camera so I can use them freely as copyright holder. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:01, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Silence (2015 film)[edit]

I restored the redirect on the film. Could you give me your opinion on it? I'd like to make sure I'm doing things correctly when it comes to reverting any of Rusted's edits. Bgwhite (talk) 06:22, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: If he reverts the redirect, seek WP:THIRD... take the question of failure of WP:NFF to Project Film, to see if a consensus can be reached that, even with filming not yet beginning, it might be a possible exception due to its extensive and persistent coverage... but don't battle over it. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:18, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Michael. I always see you as a THIRD when it comes to films because you will tell me what you actually think and will disagree with me. Bgwhite (talk) 22:58, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
@Bgwhite: Thank you for that. I do see that a valid point can be made that this topic overwhelmingly meets WP:GNG already. But as it has not begun filming, we have a failure of WP:NFF... and having it be one of the rare exceptions will require more than just my opinion. But, as policy already allows it can be discussed and sourced within several other articles, that can always be done... article or not. The redirect may not be required for more than few weeks at any rate. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 03:17, 3 November 2014 (UTC)


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I am both pleased and honored to present you with the Silk Purse Award in appreciation for your superb improvements to the Centauros del pasado film article, essentially changing what was seen as a sow's ear into a terrific silk purse. Face-smile.svg Thank you. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:01, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Anjada Gandu (2014 film)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:02, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for How to be a Redhead[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Chandranath and other related AfDs[edit]

Hi Michael. Happy to find sources for some of these articles. If you wish to expand any of them for DYK (or any other article, for that matter), I'd be happy to nominate them. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 09:37, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Will do Lugnuts. Thank you. Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:14, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


Would you mind taking a look at DoReMi, a 1996 Filipino musical comedy currently tagged with a prod? Usually sources are not too hard to find for popular films from the Philippines, but on this one I have been coming up dry, even though this picture starred several pretty big names. I may go ahead and move this to AfD anyway, to give it better scrutiny, but I would appreciate any thoughts you might have about it. Thanks. --Arxiloxos (talk) 17:59, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

@Arxiloxos: To be fair... 1996 was a time of transition in the Philippines, and many Filipino and Tagalog language news article are not archived through Google. Before sending a title asserted as popular to AFD, how about asking for an assist over at Wikipedia talk:Tambayan Philippines and Talk:Cinema of the Philippines? I am very surprised that one of the Philippines most notable and prolific directors does not have an article (yet), but would be absolutely amazed if one of this man's films did not receive coverage. Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:08, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Article deletion?[edit]

Hey Schmidt- I came across some articles a week ago where someone was claiming to be the director and requested deletion. I asked that he prove his identity, but I'm mostly sure that it's the director. I declined the speedies but put it up for AfD since there is somewhat of an issue of notability with them. I'm not adverse to the idea of keeping one article for the director and merging all of the information into that if there are some sources to show an overall notability, but I am concerned with the potential that if this is the director, that he wants his articles deleted. Can you see if you can dig anything up? I couldn't really find anything, but I know that sometimes you can find stuff that I can't and I don't want this to get deleted if there are sources out there. The article in question is Tom Oesch. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 07:04, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for helping to rescue DoReMi. Bearian (talk) 16:13, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Bearian. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:20, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Page reverted[edit]

I have searched in vain for the good path to get administrator’s help for the following issue and so I decided to send this request to some including you.
I have considerably expanded the article Guerrilla filmmaking and took care in referencing it as far as I could (over 90 links to trustful sources). I am an experienced editor of Wikipedia. For my surprise, the article was reverted by user CIRT to a preceding stub version mainly consisting of a very narrow list of films. Many important contents were removed. Self promotional vandalism seems to be the reason of such intervention, sustained by acute threats.
I do not intend to respond with helpless and inconsequent arguments and the time I have to dedicate to Wikipedia is quite limited.
I’d be happy if you could pay some attention to this occurrence and let you decide whatever you think is reasonable.
My best, Tertulius (User talk:Tertulius) 06,59, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
@Tertulius: Contact Cirt. Please review WP:RS and take another look at the sources you provided. He may well review his edit and allow you to address his concerns and add better sources one-by-one. Schmidt, Michael Q. 08:13, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation question[edit]

Hello Michael. I saw your name at a recent edit to the Bobita page. The thing is, she is also called Babita - not just in the one ref I put in, but in a fair number of other reliable sources (for instances in books see [5]) So someone who's reading one of the Satyajit Ray bios might search for Babita and find the actress Babita. I don't have any good ideas about how to direct readers to the right article - how to word the hatnotes. Any thoughts would be welcome. Regards, Novickas (talk) 15:04, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

A Thousand Words[edit]

Would you be able to delete the redirect A Thousand Words? I'm intending on moving A Thousand Words (film) there as there's no other film with that name. Rusted AutoParts 14:38, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind, I turned the redirect into a disambiguation page. Rusted AutoParts 14:44, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello! I would like to submit a request to have your feedback contributed to the ongoing discussion of the deletion of a page that was created not very long ago. The discussion can be found here. Your contribution, regardless of which side in the debate you take, would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day!

Proposal for WP:NCGN#Bangladesh[edit]

A convention for naming geographic locations in Bangladesh is proposed. You are invited to discuss. – nafSadh did say 01:22, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Sata Lota Pan Sagla Khota film poster.jpg[edit]


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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Diannaa (talk) 02:54, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

List of Malayalam films of 2014[edit]

Hi,>/br> Some IPs continuously deleting sourced information from "List of Malayalam films of 2014" article. Could you please semi-protect the page?
Anish Viswa 11:10, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Done. Schmidt, Michael Q. 18:55, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

FireFly (2012 film)[edit]

It was silly of me to bring that to AfD. I considered and rejected the idea of an IAR refusal to restore, but what I should have done was tell the author that I would restore if she insisted, but explain that it had no chance and would inevitably be deleted at AfD, and why.

There are a remarkable number of films called "Firefly"! I am reminded of P G Wodehouse's preface to Summer Lightning where he recounts that he was delighted to think of the title, but less delighted to find that "two novels with the same name have been published in England, and my agent cables to say that three have recently been placed on the market in the United States... I can only express the modest hope that this story will be considered worthy of inclusion in the list of the Hundred Best Books Called Summer Lightning." JohnCD (talk) 18:00, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

No issue. Films are rarely speedied, and there was the smallest possibility that this person could actually prove it existed... unlikely at that would be. Schmidt, Michael Q. 18:57, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for I, a Woman[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 14:23, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

100th DYK[edit]

Hi, I saw your note on WT:DYK. You haven't updated your line at Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs in a while; it still shows 80 DYKs. After you update the list, I'll be happy to post your medal. Best, Yoninah (talk) 23:49, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Yoninah... it's now updated. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:03, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

100 DYK medal[edit]

Dyk100CE.svg The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on reaching the century mark with your new articles on films and other interesting subjects. Keep up the great work! Yoninah (talk) 00:25, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:26, 9 December 2014 (UTC)


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model for making a difference
Thank you, actor and model, for quality article work, such as expanding I, a Woman (your DYK #100, making the stats easily), for rescuing articles, for "I'd rather fix the damn pipe than complain about having wet feet.", for being a model for making a difference, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt. Many thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 08:10, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Happy editing,
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Hey Schmidt, if you get a chance would you like to help find sources for The President's Plane is Missing? I came across it as a speedy and decided to help the editor out, but it's slow going finding sources. Apparently it was a NYT bestseller and a made-for-TV film, but I'm not finding a thing out there about the movie. It's kind of frustrating since it really does seem like there should be something- it was bestselling and had a film during an era where neither of these were particularly easy tasks (and it was by Rod Serling's brother), but I'm just hitting dead ends. I figure that you're good at finding sources, so I wanted to see if you could work your magic on the article. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 14:16, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

@Tokyogirl79: I think it might be best to create an article on the film, include information about the book which inspired it, and then redirect book to film. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:45, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours


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Merry Christmas![edit]

I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas, because that is what I celebrate. If you don't like Christmas or just don't celebrate it in any of its forms, then please accept a generic "Happy Holidays". If you celebrate no holidays at this time of year, then hopefully you will be satisfied with an even more generic "Season's Greetings".  :)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Hello, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

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   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 01:14, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

The Documentary of OzBo[edit]

I'm not sure if this is notable. It was made for $10,000. Some of the sites that pop up on Google seem iffy. Bgwhite (talk) 07:31, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: I am not worried so much about a small budget, but I think that as this has only recently screened, the film has not (yet) received the requisite coverage. Seems TOO SOON. Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:44, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

Hi MQS. Since I failed to leave an Xmas message :-( I want to be sure to wish you have Happy and Safe ringing in of the New Year. May your 2015 be a delightful and fulfilling one on-WikiP and, even more so, off. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 22:09, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy Day[edit]

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Hello MichaelQSchmidt, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
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The President's Plane is Missing[edit]

Hi Michael - please see this. Have a great 2015! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 13:24, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Can you review a DYK nomination, so you can use your review as a QPQ? --George Ho (talk) 23:00, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
@George Ho: For which DYK? Schmidt, Michael Q. 23:05, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
QPQ for the film article. I included one QPQ for the novel. --George Ho (talk) 23:15, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
@George Ho: Done. See Template:Did you know nominations/The President's Plane is Missing (film) Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:13, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi Michael. Here's the other one from my talkpage. Apologies for the delay! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:24, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Take a look[edit]

Hi Michael! Could you review the work of this editor and eventually give them a couple suggestions? He certainly appears to be a good faith editor, but most of his work consists in overtagging articles 1) with {{incomplete}} tags (often redundant with the stub tags that are already included in the articles, and offering the vague rationale "because the article could be expanded") 2) with unhelpful blank sections, appending to them {{expand section}} tags 3) with inappropriate {{notability}} tags (such for this horror classic starring Christopher Lee, or for well-known Ferreri's art film starring Gérard Depardieu and Ornella Muti). Let alone other plainly wrong tags, eg this expand tag in a quite long "critical reception" section. I tried to discuss with him many times, in his talk page and in articles' talk pages, last time here, and other editors as well, he never replied. I was tempted to open a topic about him at WP:AN, but given he looks in good faith maybe some guidance from a more competent editor, who is also an admin, would be helpful. My best, and happy new year! Cavarrone 19:52, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Papá, soy una zombi film poster.jpg[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Papá, soy una zombi film poster.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 20:58, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

@Stefan2: No worries... the image became orphaned when someone removed the infobox at the target article. It is no longer orphaned. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:10, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

Happy New Year to you and yours Mike. Have a wonderous 2015 with much happy editing.Koplimek (talk) 21:41, 31 December 2014 (UTC)


Michael, I've no problem with you sending a friendly greeting to Candleabracadabra (a sock of ChildofMidnight), but there's not much point in encouraging them to spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a happy new year. They can't; they're indeffed with tpa and e-mail blocked. Bishonen | talk 22:24, 31 December 2014 (UTC).

It was sent before I saw the block. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:28, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year MichaelQSchmidt![edit]

Happy New Year MichaelQSchmidt![edit]

Using font tags in your signature[edit]

Hello there! I'm working on a project trying to bring most of the coding on Wikipedia up to the most current standards (HTML5), and I noticed that your signature is using <font>...</font> tags which were deprecated in HTML 4.0 Transitional, marked as invalid in 4.0 Strict, and are not part of HTML5 at all. I'd love to help you update your signature to use newer code, and if you're interested, I suggest replacing:

'''[[User:MichaelQSchmidt|<font color="blue">Schmidt, </font>]]''' ''[[User talk:MichaelQSchmidt|<sup><small>Michael Q.</small></sup>]]''


[[User:MichaelQSchmidt|<b style="color:blue">Schmidt, </b>]]''[[User talk:MichaelQSchmidt|<sup><small>Michael Q.</small></sup>]]''

which will result in a 130 character long signature (7 characters shorter) with an appearance of: Schmidt, Michael Q.compared to your existing 137 character long signature of: Schmidt, Michael Q. — Either way. Happy editing! Darylgolden(talk) 04:59, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Darylgolden for the lesson in Greek. Pretty much I arrived at my sig after seeing that others had colors, and it resulted from a great deal of trial and (lots of) error. Face-smile.svg I may go back to experimenting again. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:37, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
I didn't know CSS or HTML either, I just looked at how other people did it too. It wasn't supposed to be a lesson, and you don't have to go experimenting, I already gave you the code below there, but you can change it with CSS later on if you want. Thanks! Darylgolden(talk) 05:44, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year MichaelQSchmidt![edit]

Happy New Year MichaelQSchmidt![edit]

Happy New Year MichaelQSchmidt![edit]

Happy NY! BOZ (talk) 14:07, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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List of Malayalam films of 2014[edit]

It's semi-protected and pending changes simultaneously. Is the PC level one or two? --George Ho (talk) 19:41, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Auto-confirmed users only until January 4. PC for extra eyes. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:03, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Something to keep an eye on[edit]

Can you keep an eye on the article My Brother The Serial Killer? I'd created it back in 2012 and it was redirected last year in August with the rationale "Just another TV doc. Not notable itself", which I disagree with since the movie did gain two reviews. It is a sleazy little documentary, but it does appear to pass NFILM. It may come up for deletion at some point in time, so I'd like it if you could just keep an eye on it along with me. If you can find any other reviews I'd appreciate it, but it doesn't seem to have gained that many reviews other than Variety and IndieWire. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 06:11, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear MichaelQSchmidt,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Thank you for the kind thoughts and for all your excellent work. Last year was a hard one, both physically, thanks to medical ailments, and on Wikipedia, thanks to a plethora of Wikitrolls. Colleagues like you make staying here worthwhile. Here's to a better year to all!
--Tenebrae (talk) 22:38, 2 January 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your comment in the AfD, I had not noticed the nominator's reply, otherwise I would had replied myself. I don't think is a simple question of lack of WP:BEFORE, as I pointed in the nominator's talk page and in this discussion (which looks what triggered this one and several other AfDs started from the same editor), it smells more a retaliatory AfD, you are deleting my article about my favorite writer who is representative of "meritorious culture", I'll seek vengeance against "meretricious porn". Obviously wider competence issues also exist. --Cavarrone 12:12, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Uh, and the first version of his deletion rationale is quite enlightening! Cavarrone 12:30, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
He may be on a mission... and as "noble" as he may feel his mission is,[6] his 600 lifetime edits and apparent lack of BEFORE do not instill confidence. He seems to place WP:DONTLIKEIT over our guidelines and policies. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:54, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Michael, I have seen Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gypsy 83 and also read your closure. You must also see Wikipedia:ANI section 35, Proposed Topic Bans - User:Раціональне анархіст. Oh and Happy New Year! Bladesmulti (talk) 04:05, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Bladesmulti, I have responded there. Schmidt, Michael Q. 14:02, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jordon Hodges (2nd nomination)[edit]

Hey Schmidt, would you mind weighing-in on this subject? You have already labeled Keep on this related page: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Sand_Castles_(film). Both seem to have the same/similar sources. Thank you, MoonglowMan (talk) 01:56, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Of potential interest[edit]

It seems notability on Draft:Deborah Stratman is pretty clear, but the current article is lacking. I thought you might be interested in improving it so it can be moved to mainspace. (It was up for G13 deletion as a draft untouched in 6+ months, but I delayed that today). If you aren't interested in this one, no worries. --ThaddeusB (talk) 05:02, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of The President's Plane is Missing (film)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of The President's Plane is Missing (film) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 03:48, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

re Kudos[edit]

Thanks very much, this is most appreciated.

It's an inspiration and motivation to me to continue quality improvement efforts.

Thanks again,

Cirt (talk) 21:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Cirt: Show peer approval. Expand the recognition section. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:05, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for The President's Plane Is Missing (film)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for The Centrifuge Brain Project[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Till Nowak[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Deletion discussion[edit]

There is a deletion discussion at Central Ohio Film Critics Association, a topic similar to one in which you participated here. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:36, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Also, at 2013 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards and 2012 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:42, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Miss Hanafi[edit]

Ah, okay. My apologies for misunderstanding. As for the title, if indeed there's another title that's more sourceable for it, then by all means go right ahead and move it. Bearcat (talk) 07:54, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Cool... and thanks. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 08:01, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
The thing is, though, that flagged content problems routinely go for long periods of time without actually getting fixed — because it takes somebody who has the necessary knowledge of how to fix an article even noticing that said article exists in the first place, a bad article can go for years without anybody doing anything at all. (Just as an example, we still to this day have articles that have been tagged as unreferenced since 2006.) So there is absolutely a line beyond which simply flagging a content problem for "fix through the normal editing process" isn't really a sufficient response, because the article is so bad that if nobody's prepared to tackle the problem immediately, then we're better off nuking and paving than we are simply keeping the existing version. I'm glad you took the time to salvage the article by rewriting and sourcing it properly, but the fact that it's possible to do so doesn't undercut WP:NUKEANDPAVE — the original article was so untenably awful that we simply couldn't let it stand in that form unless somebody was willing and able to tackle it right away. Bearcat (talk) 08:34, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Well Bearcat... I can only get to them one at a time... and this one was not years old. It was only two weeks old and the noob author had never been welcomed, nor informed that he needed to follow article standards and MOS:FILM.
Wikipedia is a self-confessed work in progress and accepts that it is imperfect. It also understands that while it could be done, not being done is not a deletion rationale for even a crappy something determined through research to have potential. Perfection is a goal, not a demand. The complete text at WP:IMPATIENT is instructive, and I tend to agree with it.
While consensus varies, if an article is not a policy violation and due diligence determines it could possibly be improved, there should be no rush to delete even something that may have sat unimproved for years... as a deletion of something with potential removes any possibility that it might be done, and acts to presume it might be recreated (maybe even crappier) in some unknown future. Face-smile.svg Be well. Schmidt, Michael Q. 11:14, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

New Member[edit]

Hello! I saw that you are one of the coordinators for the film project. I'm new to the site, and the group, and was wondering if you could give me some insight about where I should get started/where I can be of assistance in this project. Thanks! - Hqfrancis (talk) 01:08, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Finding reliable sources to expand and cite existing weak film articles would be great way to begin. Take a look at MOS:FILM. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:11, 10 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello! I had no idea you were a wiki contributor yourself...anyway I was wondering if you had any plans to film in Phoenix, Arizona? I have quite a bit of acting experience myself and have been in one movie. Likewise, let me know if there is any way I can help you at Wikipedia. Well, thanks and God bless! Antonio AZCactus Martin (Si senor?) 13:05, 13 February, 2015 (UTC)

Hi, again looking for some help[edit]

Hey, I don't know if you remember me. You and DGG were a huge help in the UFO sightings in outer space AfD and OpEDNews, two articles which should have never been deleted. Now I'm faced with another one.

Involuntary celibacy. This version of the article is vastly improved over the original AfD nominations with a plethora of what I see as reliable sources including 6 additional sources which I've added. User:Coffee closed the last AfD as delete though I strongly disagree. It was again denied recreation at the most recent DRV. I was planning another round at the AfD's and was hoping for your opinion on the notability of the subject. What do you think am I missing something? Valoem talk contrib 06:02, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Hera Pheri 3[edit]

While patrolling newly created articles, I have just found the recreation of Hera Pheri 3, I remembered that the article was nominated for deletion and you had also participated on this AfD. I would redirect for now, what you insist? OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 17:33, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

@OccultZone: It was sent to draft space until it could be sourced as having begun filming... and now that it has, I would opine that it be kept and expanded through use of multiple avaiable sources. [7] [8] WP:NFF (paragraph 3) is met. Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:35, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Just started a new SPI for a afd[edit]

See here: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Kumarsunils I hope I got everyone listed...Wgolf (talk) 15:11, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Morrissey: 25 Live at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; see step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 09:35, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Did you know nominations/Viktor (film)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Viktor (film) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! NORTH AMERICA1000 07:29, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for the thanks Face-grin.svg - I was kinda hoping it would all go unnoticed Face-grin.svg,
Thanks and Happy editing :) –Davey2010Talk 20:03, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I was hoping nominator would fess up to jumping the gun, and withdraw so it could be a speedy keep. Face-smile.svg.Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:18, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Tbh I don't think he would've of withdrawn anyway seeing as his only edit there was to nominate it ... Ah well lol –Davey2010Talk 22:39, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
One might think (or hope) a newcomer would do something more positive. Such bityness toward another actual contributor affects us all. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:55, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah I wasn't aware of that - I've added a note to the AFD- You're spot on articles shouldn't be nominated that early, But it looks as if either he was avoiding the discussion or "simply wasn't aware of it" .... We both know the answer to that, Anyway Happy Editing and BTW thanks for your hard work in rescuing articles - We need more editors like you :). –Davey2010Talk 23:14, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
I made a special effort on March 23 to ping him at the AFD to let him know his concerns were easy to address and the topic should never have been nominated in the first place, and since he made edits after that ping, I can only sadly believe he intentionally ignored it. Interestingly, he is currently on 24-hour block for edit warring. Hope he uses the time for some careful introspection and review of relevant policies and guidelines. Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:37, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Jesus I really do need asleep!, Maybe his ping ?... I never check AFDs I participated in unless I was pinged, Well unfortunately if he carries on down that path he won't only be blocked for edit warring... lets just hope today was a one off eh, Anyway have a great day, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 01:18, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Viktor (film)[edit]

Please see discussion at WT:DYK#Prep 3. Yoninah (talk) 19:34, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Closing AFDs[edit]

Hi Michael, Just to make you aware - If you !vote Keep or Delete on an AFD and that article's speedied - You can still close the AFD yourself,
Even when I !vote Delete I still close it - One AFD less for someone to close :),
I know some editors here are wary of it so yeah just thought I'd give you a heads up,
Anyway Happy Editing, Thanks –Davey2010Talk 01:38, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Closed one like that already. After I voted keep, the thing was G5 speedied. Discussion being rendered moot, I closed it. Thank you. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:47, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah right sorry, It's hard to know who knows and who doesn't Face-grin.svg, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 01:58, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
No problem... I greatly appreciate your stopping by. Thank you. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:08, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
You're very welcome Face-smile.svg, Have a great day Face-smile.svg, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 02:14, 28 March 2015 (UTC)


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Just about good to go, just need a little more input... NORTH AMERICA1000 03:42, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Green tickY @Northamerica1000: Let's go with ALT 4. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:12, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

The Fight For Bala (film)[edit]

Hey, you recently edited the page The Fight For Bala (film). Could you please take a look at the page and let me know what we should edit to not have it deleted? Because the filmmaker, Rob Stewart is incredible well known, the topic is very trendy in Ontario, and the resources are reliable. Thank you. MrBean65 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 21:59, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

@MrBean65: Firstly under Notablity (unreleased films) we'd need to know the film has actually completed and that its production received significant coverage in multiple reliable sources to be considered for a keep. After its release, we look to WP:Notability (film) and again we require that the film has received significant coverage in multiple reliable sources. NOT production's website... not blogs (unless they are official news blogs). Keep in mind, that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia (of sorts) and not a means to promote a cause, however "worthy" it might be. Article neutrality is a paramount consideration.Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:30, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Film articles[edit]

Hey buddy!

Aah Schmidt, you know all the film articles should just be deleted, they're just taking up space, and Wikipedia is not IMDB. C'mon now! North America1000 02:31, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

And a Happy April's Fools day to you. Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:37, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Viktor (film)[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:02, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Just chiming in with a congrats and well done!!! You took the article from an unnecessary AFD to this DYK lickety-split. Thanks for your efforts. MarnetteD|Talk 00:21, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
@MarnetteD: I feel the best way to show a well-meaning nominator of the value of diligent WP:BEFORE, and the pointlessness of unnecessary AFD nominations is through actions, not words. Thanks for the kudos. {smiley}} Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:37, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Morrissey: 25 Live[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 3 April 2015 (UTC)


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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sreebala K Menon[edit]

Okay thanks for that memo-I was going to leave it alone but yeah that came out as odd. (I would of checked but didn't feel like going through the history either)Wgolf (talk) 15:57, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

@Wgolf: You really should perform due diligence when evaluating a topic. And if you do not feel like doing so for some reason, best to simply ignore it entirely until you do have the time. For even an inadvertent or unintentional "laziness" is no reason to make it somebody else's concern. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 17:07, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
On another note-on this article Alap Desai I keep on trying to tell the guy that he is not adding refs but they are el's yet he does not seem to get it, not sure what else I can say though. (And I did put a BLP prod on a article recently that did have a link to another language but I couldn't' tell if they were refs or els or what but recently I was told just to put a blp prod even if it had a foreign wiki which comes across as confusing to me but oh well) Wgolf (talk) 17:25, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
@Wgolf: If the external links establish notability even if not used as citations, sending the article to AFD is improper under WP:NOTCLEANUP. Visit Wikipedia:Template messages/Cleanup and find a whole slew of tags for correctable problems that do not mandate a deletion discussion. In the case you describes, tagging it with {{external links}} or {{citation style}} or {{cleanup-bare URLs}} or {{format footnotes}} or {{more footnotes}} or BEST... {{no footnotes}} would bring the need for editorial attention to others without a unnecessary AFD. We do not do AFD if an issue is otherwise addressable. Schmidt, Michael Q. 17:39, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

BTW-is there a notice for people who just remove tags (not deletion tags but others)[edit]

Such as here: the IP removed all the tags (which I restored other then the BLP unsourced seeing there were sources now) and there have been other cases too like people saying "they have proven notability" when nothing changed from when it came up the first time (usually the instance of the notability/coi being removed though I notice are either IP's or SPI)Wgolf (talk) 16:02, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

@Wgolf: For a first offense of IP or SPA or noob, try the "{{subst:uw-tdel1}}" from Template:Uw-tdel1 with an warning/explanation that it is improper to remove maintenance templates. The level of warning can increase as needed if repeated. Schmidt, Michael Q. 17:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Possible sockpuppetry on a AFD[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mohi (2nd nomination) notice the 2 IP's are nearly the same and one is the only edit. Wgolf (talk) 16:23, 12 April 2015 (UTC)


Hello M. For some reason your edit here didn't record your full signature. I hope that you have an enjoyable week. MarnetteD|Talk 01:47, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Hidden Colors[edit]

Thanks for fixing this. I'm wondering about using a PR release, [9] This says:

the documentary touches on what many critics consider a pseudo-scientific theory about the powers of the skin pigment melanin. This “melanin theory”-which was popularized by several Afrocentric scholars in the late 80’s and early 90’s- asserts that the possession of greater levels of melanin causes an inherent superiority in black people. Because of this theory, many commentators (including several posters on YouTube and twitter) have charged the film with promoting reverse racism. The film’s producer, New York Times best-selling author Tariq Nasheed (“The Art of Mackin," “The Elite Way,” “Play Or Be Played” ) is dismissing the criticism: “There is absolutely nothing racist about this film-we are simply giving the real history of Black people that is never discussed," Nasheed stated in a recent interview. “Many ancient African cultures documented how melanin related to the pineal gland, and they understood a spiritual correlation to this. The ancient Egyptians were very knowledgeable of this information. So this film is just giving you the history of that.”

As it is, the article just says it discusses the "science of melanism", which isn't actually the case - it discusses a certain pov on melanism. Dougweller (talk) 09:13, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

?? @Dougweller: A PR piece, even if attributed to production, is not worth using. All I could find in the current version is the sentence " Other film topics include the investigation of melanin"[10]... and nothing stating "science of melanism". And I did find a source confirming "Dr. Umar Johnson". and with what editor do you feel COI? Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:28, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
I'll check on the COI, what's your point about Umar? I don't know if he has a doctorate or not, but I haven't challenged that. Dougweller (talk) 10:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
The article histories show you addressing edits of User:Sbyrd85 on April 1. He added. You removed. You were correct that it was not in the citation, but he does have the title of "Doctor". Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:33, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
I think I made it clear in my edit summaries why I removed it. I've got no reason to think that he doesn't have the Psy.D. he says he has, which is I believe from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dougweller (talk) 11:44, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
I was pretty sure I didn't add a tag without saying why, see the talk page. Dougweller (talk) 10:09, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay... saw that. If User:Wennradio stays away, we'll be fine. Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:33, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

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Joseph Ciminera[edit]

Just wondering if you noticed the comment here User talk:MichaelQSchmidt/working/Joseph Ciminera from Singh Saab09 (talk · contribs). 220 of Borg 10:26, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

@220 of Borg: I responded there and will leave the response in place for a few days before removing his message and my response to it from my work space. The SPA writing me in an accusatory fashion is insulting, but I can only suppose that the SPA thinks no one ever ever edits Wikipedia for an altruistic reason. Funny too, as before he posted it I was never aware of a webpage speaking about paid editing. Never heard of lisa4112 or seller maatmorrison. Nope... not for me. I write what I feel inclined to write, when I am inclined to write. Sheesh. Schmidt, Michael Q. 17:07, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Glad you were interested. Singh Saab09 may be worthy of more scrutiny, plus that website www.seo No lisa4112 (talk · contribs) here, but Maatmorrison (talk · contribs), hmm.. 220 of Borg 19:38, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Andrea Blaugrund Nevins[edit]

Is being nominated for a minor Oscar evidence enough for notability? There 's nothing else of substance there. DGG ( talk ) 18:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

@DGG: The sole nomination fails WP:ANYBIO, but the related coverage has her meeting WP:GNG and thus WP:BIO and WP:FILMMAKER. I'll look into cleaning it up and addressing tone through regular editing. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:46, 20 April 2015 (UTC)


Add the information in the movies Dead Rising: Watchtower as Zombies, The Burning Dead as Zombies, Juarez 2045. Actor Maxim Stoyalov. Other participants noted as spam. -- (talk) 05:33, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Huh? Maxim Stoyalov is not listed as being in those films. So.... just who is this, using an anon IP and suggesting I add unsourceable information? Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:46, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
This film either Area. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:16, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Decidedly unhelpful, as I do not read Russian... but worse, "" is "VK is the largest European social network with more than a 100 million active users." Social media is not RS. The information on Maxim Stoyalov requires citation to sources determined as reliable, not to sites where simply anyone can post unvetted claims. So nope. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:19, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
I forgot throw [1] [2]. -- (talk) 19:26, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Nope. "" is a user-edited site. Not an RS. "" is a user-edited site. Not an RS. You need to understand that being one of many generic zombies in a film full of zombies is not particularly notable. Find newspapers that speak toward the actor and his work... that tell readers that his portrayal of a zombie is somehow noteworthy, to show his character roles spoken of someplace OTHER than social media or user-edited databases. Read MOS:FILM. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:43, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Binka: To Tell a Story About Silence[edit]

Hi MQS: I left the notability tag atop Binka: To Tell a Story About Silence after closing the afd discussion as speedy keep as per the nom being withdrawn. I'll leave it up to you to retain or remove the template, since it appears to be a borderline matter. North America1000 07:39, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Jared Cohn[edit]

Obviously not liable to speedy now. The only things that jump out are

  • He is described as "skilled", a bit weaselly at the best of times but especially when the sources are interviews with him
  • YouTube is rarely acceptable as a reference,and there is a bot that tracks such links down

I'm happy to have another look when you are ready to post if you want me too Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:35, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Appreciate the extra eyes Jimfbleak, as those issues were easy to address. More to do. Schmidt, Michael Q. 13:10, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Looks OK to me, I made a couple of minor edits and removed the facebook link (social media should not be use as ELs. Good luck Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:59, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:02, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

RISE Award[edit]

Would you mind Userfying the article to my Sandbox so that I can work on a RabbitsReviews article? Thanks, --Scalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 15:47, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Green tickY @Scalhotrod: You have it now at User:Scalhotrod/RISE Award. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:04, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Much appreciated... --Scalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 16:07, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Çanakkale 1915[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Good job on the 2012 Turkish film! Hope you're well amigo! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:34, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
I am and thank you, Dr. Blofeld Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 13:46, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

P.T. [edit]

I was just working on this article that I think I could keep around. The consensus was favorable on merging at the time but that was because it was terribly written to before I came along and decided to do a major rewrite. I was just wondering if I could hear your thoughts on whether this could work as its own article or better off merged instead. Jhenderson 777 02:39, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

@Jhenderson777: The improved article looks quite decent and is well sourced. I support it remaining and not being lessened by a merge elsewhere. Good job. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:50, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Pera o Bayong (Not da TV!)[edit]

Can you save Pera o Bayong (Not da TV!) ? --Bejnar (talk) 02:26, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Maybe... on it now. Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:39, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Oru Second Class Yathra[edit]

Hello Michael,

Thanks for the wonderful work on the above article and its Nomination for WP:DYK. However, I want to let you know that I withdrew my nomination and the discussion is now closed. Wikigyt@lk to M£ 07:15, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Yoruba Tribal Marks[edit]

Michael, I need your help on the above article. could you please help to nominate the article for WP:DYK? Thanks in anticipation. Wikigyt@lk to M£ 07:15, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Institute of Policy Studies(Sri Lanka)[edit]

I have created the above article since the previous article was deleted as promotion.
Do you think the current version is promotional?Eesan1969 (talk) 18:10, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
As it stands no... but the 2014 deletion was for copyright infringement. But the earlier deletions has this under the eyes of editors. Show coverage and description in multiple reliable sources and keep any added text neutral in all respects and you should be fine. Schmidt, Michael Q. 18:23, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
DGG has added the WP:Prod, I couldn't understand the rationale.Eesan1969 (talk) 01:50, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
The one sentence does not inform our readers and his prod means you have seven days to expand without copyright violation and cite to multiple reliable sources. Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:10, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I have added multiple sources where IPS is quoted and expanded the lead para. I have removed the prod. I will expand further in the coming days.Eesan1969 (talk) 17:27, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
It still might be re-prodded as WP:A3 or WP:A1 for lacking content or context, so hurry. Do not be slow in expanding while avoiding copyright infringement. You might in the future consider creating and expanding first in a userspace such as User:Eesan1969/workspace/"topic name here" and then move a far more complete and ready article to mainspace. Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:17, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I will expand it at my earliest possible.Eesan1969 (talk) 00:39, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Oru Second Class Yathra[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Charonne Mose[edit]

I'd like your input on what should've happened here. I feel there's simply nothing to support that article aside from the one award. SwisterTwister talk 17:41, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

I would have relisted again... but that one assertion of notability is sourcable, and while the article is quite sparse, it contains nothing unsourcable nor damaging to a BLP. I did not comment at the AFD, but now that it is kept, we should encourage research into sources to expand and cite its contents, as it does need a lot of work. Face-smile.svgSchmidt, Michael Q. 00:55, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm not very confident there are going to be other sources as far as I've searched and it seems she's not even active anymore but I suppose the article looks better now. SwisterTwister talk 04:44, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Happy to help out. Schmidt, Michael Q. 08:34, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Yoruba Tribal Marks[edit]

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Unsalt a page[edit]

Hi Michael! Could you unprotect the page The Hideout? I just created a basic (yet decently referenced) stub about the 2007 mystery film, you can take a look at it here, but apparently the page was salted because of an obscure local radio show which was repeatedly deleted and re-created between 2005 and 2008. The administrator who apparently salted the page, User:Jmlk17, is inactive from 2010. --Cavarrone 17:40, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

@Cavarrone: with so many pages that use "Hideout" or "The Hideout" and while unsalting would work, per WP:DAB I chose instead to move your stub to The Hideout (film). Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:28, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, your solution works fine as well ;). At this point The Hideout should however redirect to the dab page Hideout, isn't it? Cavarrone 20:18, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Not really, as we can let sleeping dogs lie. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:20, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Possible Page Redirect[edit]

Hello. How are you doing? I wanted to request a redirect for a page I recently created. The page is Chase Iron Eye. The proper name of the subject the page is about is Chase Iron Eyes. I would have created the page at Chase Iron Eyes, but the page was previously deleted several times, and it does not appear that the page can be used. If possible, I would like to redirect the page to the proper name of the subject. Have a great day! Silver Buizel (talk) 12:48, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Scott Disick[edit]

This article has been re-created and is at AfD for the fourth time. Your comments will be welcome. I am notifying everyone who contributed to the previous AfDs. JohnCD (talk) 21:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Gone before I got to it. No loss. Still way too soon at best. Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:07, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello! I would like to submit a request to have your feedback contributed to the ongoing discussion of a proposed deletion. The discussion can be found at the page Tanaya Beatty. Your contribution, regardless of which side in the debate you take, would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 01:08, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
@Silver Buizel: Thank you for asking. I took a look, studied the circumstances and available sources, and offered an opinion based upon guideline. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:16, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
@MichaelQSchmidt:Thank you for your contribution to the discussion and to the page. You were able to significantly improve its overall quality through the addition of supplemental sources. And replying to your post has just shown me additional Wikipedia coding. Thanks for that extra tidbit! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Silver Buizel (talk) 17:48, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello! I would like to submit a request to have your feedback contributed to the ongoing discussion of deleted content. The discussion in question can be found here. I created the page, but there is a significant portion of the biography which has has been removed in spite of WP:SIGCOV used. Your contribution, regardless of which side in the debate you take, would be greatly appreciated, as it would help lay to rest the question of whether or not the material should be included in the biography. Have a good day! Silver Buizel (talk) 17:44, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Yoruba Tribal Marks[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Yoruba Tribal Marks at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 21:59, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Sources that are reliable for discussion of films[edit]

Hi, Michael. Per our exchange in a previous discussion, I am not clear as to which sources are considered reliable for material about films. I am looking for reliable sources for Orwell Rolls in His Grave, particularly those that mention "October Surprise" or "October Surprise conspiracy theory". I found brief mentions in The Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, and possibly Slant Magazine. I hate to impose on you, but I was wondering if you might see any others that are usable. Thanks! - Location (talk) 02:01, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

And archived: Village Voice, Entertainment Today, and Wolfe Entertainment Guide. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:56, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you so much. Being unfamiliar with the various film review sources, it's difficult for me to tell which are reliable and which are not. I wasn't challenging the notability of the film, btw. With "brief mentions" I meant to refer to content that discussed the film's coverage of the October Surprise conspiracy theory. I haven't yet reviewed all the sources above, but PopMatters devotes a few lines to it. Thanks again for taking the time to help me out! Cheers! - Location (talk) 22:39, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
@Location: Happy to help, as sometimes films are spoken about in media not specifically dedicated to films, and sometimes they are spoken of only in those film-specific media. We look to editorial oversight to determine reliability. The Pop Matters review gives insights as to how one might search, but mention of the October Surprise#1980 Carter vs. Reagan "October Surprise" version within this film article can only be spoken of and sourced in context to how it was discussed in the film... not on how it is spoken of elsewhere... and in considering the film has a wider aspect, it should not become a overburden focus within the article. Best to simply cite how others speak about the film as a whole,. Schmidt, Michael Q. 23:21, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Yoruba tribal marks[edit]

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Midtown High School AFD[edit]

I trust your opinion on notability guidelines. So I welcome your opinion on the AFD of this page. Also maybe we can find sources. Jhenderson 777 05:10, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

  • @Jhenderson777: Sometimes and with the best of intentions, new page patrollers respond as if stubby new articles are completely useless, substituting a personal opinion of the topic's potential rather than use a diligent search for sources covering a topic. I posted some expanded search parameters and suggest it be put back in your workspace so you may continue efforts without having to defend every edit at AFD. I do think 49 minutes was a bit hurried. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:58, 19 July 2015 (UTC)


Regarding my moving the page. I goofed up! Do you know how to perform a histmerge or should I get a different administrator? Jhenderson 777 00:54, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Ugh! I am aware of that. You telling me to userfy it the way you did in the AFD page didn't help either. I never had an separated user space. So I assume you just meant copy and paste the information and create a new one. I don't know. Anyways the Midtown High School can just be deleted and the userspace can be moved back. I assume you can delete? Jhenderson 777 01:45, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
My suggestion for userfication was an option the nom might have considered instead of deletion nom and as a possible result after a deletion. I have already moved it and history back to mainspace. A copy can be put in your userspace if you wish. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:53, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I apologize for the "ill considered moves". I am taking a breather from Wikipedia for a long while.I feel kind of uncomfortable and embarrassed being here and messing up like I did. You handle the reigns for now. Jhenderson 777 02:01, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I did copy the content to your userspace. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:05, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Twin Rivers[edit]

Over many years, you and I have I think always reached a satisfactory resolution when we looked a something differently! DGG ( talk ) 02:04, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Agreed Thumbs up Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:33, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Aala re bappa[edit]

I declined a speedy deletion of this documentary film: Aala re bappa. If you get a chance you might be able to find some info on it. Jujutacular (talk) 13:19, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Film AfD[edit]

Hi Michael. I'd be grateful if you could look at this if you have a moment. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 17:23, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you once again for your work. Much appreciated. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:03, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
I was surprised that this received production money two years ago, and have decided to write an article on the filmmaker. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 07:09, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
And thanks for your work on The Fear. Another top-notch job. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 06:54, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
And it was so easy to do. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:56, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Which name to use for actors who change their name[edit]

Hi, I saw your name listed as a coordinator of WikiProject Film. I was editing Indian Summer (1993 film) and noticed that Kimberly Williams-Paisley was listed by her current/married name in the Cast section, but by her maiden name (her name when filming the movie) in the infobox. I know a person's name needs to be consistent within an article, but my question is: Which name is supposed to be used for an actor in each article their mentioned in? Their current name? Or their name when they filmed the project (movie, tv show, etc.)? I looked at a number of the articles for the projects she filmed prior to getting married (2003) and discovered that the way her last name is shown is not consistent from article to article. Sometimes it's Williams and sometimes it Williams-Paisley. Can you please tell me what the "rule" is on this, and if there is a relevant policy or guideline that specifically addresses it? My hunch is that the current name (common name per the person's article title) should always be used, regardless of what it was when the person filmed the project. However, that would mean every time an actress (or some other person) changes their name, it would need to be changed in every article their name appears in. Thanks for any input you can provide. Lootbrewed (talk) 04:55, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

@Lootbrewed: Well... since that 1993 film has Kimberly far more sourcable under her original name, and since the marriage and new name are far less sourcable in connection with this early project, I handled it thusly. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:04, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply! I wish that could be explained in some guideline so all editors will will handle it conistently. So, should that paranthetical explanation you added about Williams-Paisley be used only in the Cast section, and not in the infobox? What if there is no Cast section? Also, what if the person's name is mentioned mutliple times throughout an article about one their movies or TV shows? Would you just use the last name they used (when filming) in every instance? Lootbrewed (talk) 05:20, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
@Lootbrewed: I simply expanded logically upon what is stated in guideline WP:NCF... in that for our readers, we use the most sourcable name. A parenthectical expansion is not used in an infobox as it would be unwieldy. If used, it works best in the body of an article and acts to "draw" readers into learning more about the topic. If a film article has no cast section (unlikely, but okay to then add one), the info could be included as prose IF it had a bearing on the film.... but if it has no bearing on the film, we do not include it... usually. If no home in a film article, we would/could/might then include a name change in the actor's article (if there is one). And indeed, my parenthetical explanation might well be removed and the name therein left in cast section AND infobox as [[Kimberly Williams-Paisley|Kimberly Williams]] to be seen simply as Kimberly Williams. For our readers, we always try to best use the most common and more easily sourcable name, even if other names have some (perhaps limited) sourcability. Point here being that when she shot Indian Summer (1993_film), Kimberly did so as "Kimberly Williams", not as "Kimberly Williams-Paisley". If she does later projects under a different name, we'd use that different one (as that different name would be the one sourcable for that different project). The best rule of thumb is "whatever best serves the readers". Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:17, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the great help, Michael. Lootbrewed (talk) 17:14, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bronson Webb[edit]

Hi Michael. I was asked to look at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bronson Webb. Since you're the expert in film-related articles, would you take a look at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bronson Webb and determine whether or not he meets WP:NACTOR (or some other notability guideline)? Thank you for your great work improving the encyclopedia! Best, Cunard (talk) 03:54, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Cunard. It was originally a squeaker, but it is now properly sourced and serves Wikipedia and its readers. I certainly hope it receives continued editorial attention, as it is now far better than the stub that was first nominated. I expanded my thoughts at the AFD. Again, thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:30, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Michael, for sharing your thoughts at the AfD. They were very helpful and informative. Cunard (talk) 05:37, 10 September 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for the links, I'll bear them in mind in future. --McGeddon (talk) 11:45, 10 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi, Michael. Not sure if you're interested in this, but I've opened a film-related RFC in Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Indiegogo. Thanks! - Location (talk) 14:06, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Elf Yourself screenshot.jpg[edit]


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Close Range[edit]

I have taken "Javad Ramezani" out of the cast list, although he is there in IMDb. This is a young Iranian, a persistent self-promoter (see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/جواد رمضانی شوراب/Archive) of a rather unusual kind. He started in the usual way making himself out to be a great singer, but then switched to being a great ethologist, adding his name alongside that of Konrad Lorenz with edits like this. Lately he has given up on that and started adding himself into film or album articles.

I did wonder whether there might be a real actor with the same name, but the article history shows his name being repeatedly added by IPs in the 5.232 range (Iran Telecom), which is one of the sockpuppetteer's usual ranges. The fact that he has been able to put himself into IMDb just shows how unreliable a source it is. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 11:00, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. Good job. Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:43, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


I think new WARx2 Wikipedia page was deleted earlier today without following proper Wikipedia rules and guidelines Katymall (talk) 20:11, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

  • @Katymall: moved from userpage to talkpage, where this belongs. -- Orduin Discuss 20:27, 25 September 2015 (UTC)