User talk:Michael Bednarek

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Your modification of my edit to made the site so much cleaner, and also gave me insight into how edits can be done well. Thank you for your good work!

(Sorry for polluting your page, but I don't see the "thank" line on my browser (Safari)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by KatyKathinka (talkcontribs) 00:25, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

FLAC and download size[edit]

Dear Michael,

I noticed that you modified some of my changes which included embeds of FLAC files instead of lower-quality Ogg versions, citing download sizes. I would like to let you know that I am changing this back, since the embedded player will actually be downloading a lower-bitrate Ogg version of the linked FLAC file, while letting the user follow the link to the highest-quality file if they so choose. This is similar to automatic image thumbnailing. D. Benjamin Miller (talk) 03:56, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Obviously, I did not know about the player's behaviour. Thanks for letting me know. Further, many thanks for {{Synthlisten}}, although the underlying mw:Extension:Score, via {{Synthaudio}} (kudos!), is temperamental and has failed recently, and it's very slow. When you get a chance, could you have a look at my comments at Template talk:Synthlisten about harmonizing the template's behaviour with {{Listen}}. TIA. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 10:40, 31 August 2018 (UTC)


Regarding this edit. You may be interested to know that I've made a family of new templates for citing Grove that try to address issues like that as well as be more consistent, support the full CS1 set of functions and parameters etc. {{cite Grove}} is the equivalent to {{GroveOnline}}. There was very little interest on the original's talk page when I announced it, so it's had little real world testing. But it's got a test suite that suggests it's at least correct in the obvious cases. So some caution is merited, but I don't think there's any big problem with using it in mainspace. In any case, since you edited to fix one of the issues that prompted me to write the new modules, I figured you might be interested. Otherwise, my apologies for the disturbance. --Xover (talk) 18:36, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for reminding me of {{cite Grove}}; I will try to remember using it when the need arises. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 02:25, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Archive 14 of your User Talk page - Problem![edit]

I tried to read the Archive 14 of your User Talk page but there is an intruding image that makes most of the lower part of the page unreadable. Hope this notification is helpful. By the way, thanks for your efforts in helping to clean up Laura Tingle. Cheers! (talk) 23:08, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing out the problem. I can only assume that Wikipedia's behaviour has changed since that was written. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 03:46, 13 September 2018 (UTC)


Excuse me, but isn't that overcategorization? Regards, -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 13:45, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Please refer to the note at Category:Operas, and WP:DUPCAT. Cheers, Michael Bednarek (talk) 14:00, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Deutschlandlied IPA[edit]

Why did you remove the IPA pronunciation of the anthem? Because it would be good for non-native German speakers to read the pronunciation. I should have to restore it right away. ApprenticeFan work 04:05, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

The IPA section you introduced at Deutschlandlied has been contentious. If there is no free reliable published source for it, it's much better not to have it. This has been discussed on your talk page, on the article's talk page and it the edit summaries of its history. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 06:47, 18 September 2018 (UTC)