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I am on hiatus from wikipedia. My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I have no time for hobbies. ~Mr Pyles

WikiProject Ice Hockey August 2007 Newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear Mr Pyles! You are receiving this newsletter because you have signed up as a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey. The purpose of this newsletter is to update on the goings on of the project, as there have been major changes, and a lot of new recognized content in the past few weeks. If you are an inactive user, you probably won't recognize the new and improved state of the WikiProject!

From the project, Maxim.

New recognized content

By Maxim
There have been a lot more Good and Featured articles written in the past few weeks. Here is a list:[1][2][3][4]

Featured articles
Good articles
Featured lists[5]
  1. ^ All articles are in order of promotion, as written on the main WikiProject page; FA's have official dates of promotions.
  2. ^ A star represents a featured article or list
  3. ^ A green circle represents a good article
  4. ^ Stanley Cup is an A-Class article
  5. ^ The lists system differs from articles, and doesn't give an official date of promotion
Article Improvement

By Maxim

Upon some discussion on the WikiProject talk page, the Article Improvement Drive page was revamped by Krm500 and Maxim. It was renamed Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey/Article Improvement, and it includes two section. The first section is called articles in dire need of improvement. It list articles, usually important, that are in very poor shape. The second section is called requested help. Users list an article they request help improving a certain article, which will facilitate collaboration, which is the aim of any WikiProject. There is one article currently listed there, Henrik Lundqvist, here. The goal is to at least get it to Good article status.


By Maxim

In the past few weeks, there has been quite heated discussion about the use of diacritics in article name. The current guideline is using diacritics in the pages of articles of all player names which require them, but redirects are exempt.

Task forces

By Maxim
There have been two new task forces started within the WikiProject to coordinate major topics.

Sweden Ice Hockey task force

This task force was initiated by Krm500. Its current goal is to improve Henrik Lundqvist to Good or Featured article status. It covers all Swedish clubs, leagues and competitions and associated articles, players and coaches that are Swedish, or have played/coached for a Swedish club, and arenas in Sweden. They plan to eventually operate as a sort of a sub-project, which will have its own articles for creation, ranking importance and quality of articles, and co-ordinate article improvement. Its current members are Krm500, Bamsefar75, and CLAES.

New Jersey Devils task force

This task force was initiated by Bsroiaadn. Its goal is to improve New Jersey Devils to Featured Topic status. Although it currently meets the required article count, the task force wishes to improve it further. Its area of coverage is very similar to the Sweden Ice Hockey task force. Its members are Bsroiaadn, JHMM13, FutureNJGov, Sportskido8, Michael Greiner, JRWalko, and Soxrock.

Requested Images

By Maxim
After discussion on the WikiProject talk page, Serte created a page for Requested Images. The page encourages users to license images for use on articles. The page also has section to request images for players, arenas, game situations, miscellaneous, and team and league logos. The page has been quite popular; since it was created on July 21, there have been six completed requests. There are four currently outstanding requests:

Article assessement completed

By Maxim
On July 12, Kaiser matias announced that he had completed assessing all the articles with a {{ice hockey}} tag, sorting them into Category:Unassessed Ice Hockey articles. Kaiser matias has ranked about 9000 articles in that category, and most were stubs, and "have no information at all", according to him. Everybody is encouraged to expand the stubs into real articles. This effort took around 5 months. A big thanks goes to Kaiser matias from me and all the project.

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WikiProject Ice Hockey newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear Mr Pyles! You are receiving as you are a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey There's been more new thing going on at WP:HOCKEY, and I think this will help you to stay informed. Since the last newsletter sent out in August, there's been great changes. Read on to find out! Maxim(talk)

This just in:
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has just been promoted to featured list status, while the bot was delivering the newsletter. Maxim(talk) 02:02, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

And I've just promoted Art Ross Trophy. And Clarence S. Campbell Bowl is at FLC. This should be the last update. Maxim(talk) 00:40, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
New recognized content

By Maxim

Especially due to the featured topic drive, there have been many new featured lists promoted concerning NHL awards. Here's the full list of all the 13 FL's promoted since the last newsletter.[1][2]

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy
  13. Featured article List of Calgary Flames players

There have been no new good articles or featured articles. Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has been given A-Class status due to multiple issues raised at FLC.

  1. ^ The last one, List of Calgary Flames players, is the only one not associated with the featured topic drive.
  2. ^ At the time of publishing, there were 5 lists at WP:FLC and 2 lists in the "Holding cell", as there's been an accepted guideline to not put more that 5 trophy lists at the same time to, "compensate for the sanity of the reviewers".
Did You Know?

By Maxim
There have been 4 new articles featured in the Did You Know section? on the Main Page since August.

Featured Topic Drive

By Maxim

Started by User:Scorpion0422, the aim of this drive is to make NHL awards a featured topic. A featured topic is basically a set of very high quality articles (good articles and featured articles/lists). In this case, the topic is NHL awards. Many users have helped, including Scorpion0422, Resolute, Serte, Hasek is the best, Maxim, Croat Canuck, Spike Wilbury, FutureNJGov, and T Rex/Dinosaur puppy. The progress has been very good; there are 12 featured lists promoted, and 2 good articles:

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy (Scorpion)
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy (Serte)
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy (FutureNJGov)
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award (Scorpion)
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy (Croat Canuck)
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award (Maxim)
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy (Scorpion)
  13. Stanley Cup (Earlier collaboration, very many involved)
  14. Traditions and anecdotes associated with the Stanley Cup (Maxim)

Check the project page if you are interested in helping out. Although it's closer to being done than not, there's still work to be done. The next topic that might be tackled is Stanley Cup, but this remains purely speculative and in discussion.

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Def Leppard[edit]

Consensus was favoured with pop metal and two sources in the infobox. Do not remove. Jamcad01 (talk) 21:45, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Pop metal is a redirect link to a different article. On Wikipedia redirect links are frowned upon. Also please read WP:CIVIL and then read WP:DICK. You appear to favour one over the other resulting in numerous (now blanked) warnings on your talk page. Just a hint... the behaviour described in the second link... YOU... is also frowned upon on Wikipedia and can find you blocked very quick if you don't straighten up and stop acting the way you are right now. Mr Pyles (talk) 22:59, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Wow! Thank you for the civility. I actually want it to be glam metal instead of pop metal but the consensus favours pop metal because the sources clearly state pop metal. Also those warnings were from Rush not Def Leppard. Also that link to Dick is offensive. Battleground "Wikipedia is not a place to hold grudges, import personal conflicts, carry on ideological battles, or nurture prejudice, hatred, or fear. Making personal battles out of Wikipedia discussions goes directly against our policies and goals. In addition to avoiding battles in discussions, do not make changes to content or policies just to prove a point to someone with whom you disagree." So please try to act a bit calmer. --Jamcad01 (talk) 23:08, 26 December 2011 (UTC) Also please stop Wikistalking me. --Jamcad01 (talk) 23:10, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Also you are a hypocrite for sending me the link to civility. "Incivility consists of personal attacks, rudeness, disrespectful comments, and aggressive behaviours that disrupt the project and lead to unproductive stress and conflict. Editors are human, capable of mistakes, so a few minor incidents of incivility are not in themselves a major concern. However, a studied pattern of incivility is disruptive and unacceptable, and may result in blocks if it rises to the level of harassment or egregious personal attacks. A single act of incivility can also cross the line if it is severe enough: for instance, extreme verbal abuse or profanity directed at another contributor, or a threat against another person can all result in blocks without consideration of a pattern." This is what you are doing and this also came from the WIkipedia:Civility page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamcad01 (talkcontribs) 23:31, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Noted... and promptly disregarded. If you are looking for a stage to perform more drama queen soliloquies... try a different forum other than Wikipedia. Happy New Year to you. Now trot off.... Mr Pyles (talk) 23:35, 26 December 2011 (UTC)


For your kind words on my page. There are a lot of Fleetwood Mac related articles that I try to work on, but it's quite a task at times, especially when I get distracted by other topics. There's still a lot of work to do, but it means a lot when someone appreciates it, so thanks very much! All the best to you, Bretonbanquet (talk) 00:28, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

You have earned the accolades and a few Barnstars as well I see. There are many disruptive and uncivil trolls lurking in the music article ocean. You have shown yourself to be an editor of great demeanour and merit. Cheers to you and all you've done for Wikipedia. Mr Pyles (talk) 00:57, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
I've certainly met a few difficult characters, but also some really knowledgable and good-spirited people, and I'd like to think the latter outnumber the former. Thanks again, much appreciated :) Happy New Year! Bretonbanquet (talk) 01:09, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

List of doom metal bands[edit]

Can you show me this talk page consensus, before I go to the trouble of finding a whole further bunch of print sources? The Allmusic ref is totally unambiguous for the record, which alone would justify the band's inclusion on the list. Blackmetalbaz (talk) 11:10, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

On the Black Sabbath talk page itself the topic of doom metal, usually put forth by anons is always acknowledged by "veteran' editors (people like Rodhullandemu, JO4n, Radioapthy, Wikilibs, Anger22 etc) as being valid only in-so-far-as they were an influence .... more in the lyrical than in the musical. This message seems to ring thru every single time the topic is broached. I personally would agree... when I saw them live in 1972 and 1975 they were heavy.. and they had some doom quality in a song or 2. But what always rings out was the blues riffs and the hooks... even in the slow songs. As for allmusic... when I go back to the WP:RS discussion (archive 14) about whther Allmusic is a valid resource when it comes to heavy metal the consensus of the discussion is that since the website seems to carry over so many style note from one album to the next... then the page should never be used on any page where there is a consistent debate. The Black Sabbath talk page clearly show a consistent debate, albeit from IPs mainly, so in this case allmusic should be ignored where Back Sabbath genre are concerned. Hope that helps. Have a Happy Metal New Year! Mr Pyles (talk) 17:00, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for fixing the Ronnie James Dio page. Grandpasteve4562 (talk) 18:34, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for fixing the Ronnie James Dio page. Grandpasteve4562 (talk) 18:34, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Re: Bill Ward on Mob Rules[edit]

Whoops, how very right you are! I'm embarrassed to have failed to think of that when fixing the added wikilink. Cheers, Colinclarksmith (talk) 05:57, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

I questioned removing it since the Deluxe version of the album (which is a limited release) contains the HM soundtrack version of the song. But on the grand scheme of things... where that release is so limited... it is misleading and stretching the truth quite a bit to get that album into the Ward discography when, in truth, he was not a part of the original recording at all. Perhaps I am wrong on that. But that's just how I looked at the big picture. Happy New Year! Mr Pyles (talk) 06:00, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
I agree, I don't think the record has a place on a short discography list like that. If it were more exhaustive, then maybe, but a one-track appearance doesn't warrant inclusion here, I would say. Cheers, Colinclarksmith (talk) 15:00, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Nobody's Fault but Mine genre[edit]

There is a discussion here that you might be interested in joining. Radiopathy •talk• 00:34, 13 January 2012 (UTC)


I've looked at your edit summaries and they are almost a personal message to me.

The above link explains that it is the person-supplying-the-information's responsibility to provide a citation. Removing unreferenced content is actually quite responsible.Curb Chain (talk) 12:14, 17 January 2012 (UTC)


I looked at the link you provided as a footnote. Nowhere does it mention that the artist plays "thrash metal". thrash it mentions, but that can refer to many different genres. To have an artist included, the the footnote must mention the artist plays the genre without ambiguity.Curb Chain (talk) 12:28, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

You can drop the thinly veiled personal attacks. The person adding the material without a source can have the unsourced material removed. It's as simple as that. The person removing the material has no responsibility to add sources.Curb Chain (talk) 18:47, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

But they were all valid entries... and you could have easily added sources rather than lie through your teeth and call a legit edit vandalism. You are a newbie so WP:AGF still covers your ignorance... for now. But since the page has several regular editors... instead of just reverting blindly like a 6 year old would do.... if it is a legit edit... try doing what good Wikipedia editors do and find a ref. If it is a nonsense edit... by all means, revert it. But when it's a list a thrash metal bands and you revert someone adding the band Vio-Lence to the list... that isn't reverting reverting vandalism... that is being nothing short of ignorant and a**hole-ish. You obviously know nothing about the subject... so it could be a mistake. But you were also asked politely to simply tag for references and wait. If no one adds of ref within a week or 2... then feel free to remove. Remember.. you are not the only editor of the page... and you do not OWN it. So join the Wikipedia community... don't alienate it. One last tip. If a band is a heavy metal band... and they are someohow connected in a ref that says 'thrash' but not metal... that ref is valid enough as long as it passes WP:RS. It doesn't have to say 'metal' to be a reference about thrash metal... hope that helps. Cheers and take care. Mr Pyles (talk) 22:13, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Your first edit to the page was 00:09, 27 December 2011. None of them were valid entries. Once again, if WP:BURDEN states specifically that the responsibility to provide references is the editor who adds the nascent material. The latest edit that I labelled "vandalism" was with the edit summary "vandalism/no sources" at 17:43 5 November 2011. This was before your first edit to the article. Are you accusing me of falsifying my edit summaries? I may have miss labelled my edit summaries earlier labelling them vandalism, but I had removed many uncited entries as well, which have not reappeared in the last months.
I doubt 6 year olds have even the hand-key coordination to make edits on wikipedia. Do you have a rational argument to compare my edits to?
If it is not a legit [sic] edit, then please report me. If I did something bad, please report me. We have oversight mechanisms on wikipedia. Oh, I am definitely ignorant of thrash metal, but not of wikipedia policies and guidelines. I "know" nothing about the subject, nor do I need to.
I am here to make articles better. I don't want to see entries added without references.
In this section, I explain that thrash can mean more than just "thrash metal". Please peruse thrash as it explains that if a citation mentions "thrash", it may not mean "thrash metal"
If you have the inclination to rage, I suggest you take a wikibreak as that is what most wikieditors do to blow off steam.Curb Chain (talk) 04:57, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the WikiLove gesture!--¿3family6 contribs 02:32, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Yo've been earning it. Nice signature. Made me think of the BOC logo for some reason? Mr Pyles (talk) 03:07, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
I've no idea what that logo is. I just like the upside down question mark, and I just like the colors :)--¿3family6 contribs 03:10, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
The ol' BOC logo is sort-of an upside-down Q mark with a cross attached.... Eric Bloom has a custom guitar made to look like it. see pic It adorned a few Blue Oyster Cult albums. Your inverted punctation just made me think of it quickly. Its a cool design for a sig. Makes other editors remember who you are. (and thats a good thing... I've been editing Wikipedia off and on for 7 years... a positive rep is good.... give you lots of elbow room) Mr Pyles (talk) 03:15, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Steve Clark[edit]

I have read the template on what should be notable instruments for the person and would like to explain why Les Paul, Firebird and EDS-1275 should go in. The Les Paul is obvious as he had long faithful use of it for his entire career as well as having custom made models that are unique (Three Humbuckers & Tremolo.) One of his Firebirds was also custom made and should go in. He was one of the very few 80s guitarists to actually play a Doubleneck Gibson EDS-1275 so that should go in as well. I can supply sources if you like. --Jamcad01 (talk) 07:51, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

I saw the source on the LoGP page. It's an Italian page (originally) so it can't be used on English Wikipedia. I am pretty sure an English version of the same article must be somewhere. Find it and then use it in both the list and in the main main Clark article. Mr Pyles (talk) 17:57, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
I couldn't find an English version so found some new sources. --Jamcad01 (talk) 00:41, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
A Japanese magazine is an English source? What is the quote? It should be included in the citation. Mr Pyles (talk) 12:19, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
I've fixed it so it doesn't contain Japenese sources. --Jamcad01 (talk) 08:00, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


In regards to Stratospheerius and Alex Skolnick, Skolnick was a full member on their first group album (Adventures of...), playing guitar on the album and co-writing. He was then a guest on the Live Wires album as he and Deninzon continued to collaborate. His member status is supported by the liner notes of the CD, the information on the group's website, and heard it direct from the bandleader Deninzon himself. I plan on expanding their page, providing a bit more history of the band using proper references and sources. Oh, and saw the note about your wife. Hope she is doing well. --D.c.roth (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:49, 24 January 2012 (UTC).

Usually guest instrumentalists do not get full member status... just guests. And there is no strong citations to support being a full member other than sources from the group themselves... which would be a self-ref and therefore fail WP:V. If other citations are available that would be perfectly OK. And Mrs Pyles is dead. Mr Pyles (talk) 03:20, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Skolnick was only a guest instrumentalist on the Live disc. He was a full member for the first one. As for web citations, check the Stratospheerius website ( where he is listed as a "Former Member". There are no citations to support Skolnick being a guest instrumentalist other than for his guest appearance on the live album. Sorry to hear about the wife. D.C.Roth 13:25, 25 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi, Mr Pyles
You're user name frequently enters my watchlist, mostly when you revert edits on various metal articles, so I think (and hope) you can help me with the following question. I've noticed this user's contributions and am not sure whether these are factual or biased or even vandalism, I just don't know enough about the subject. What cought my eye was the multiple removal of Leo Ntourntourekas and Chris Davis on Avenged Sevenfold sideprojects and albums. Would you take a look for me and see what you make of it? Thank you, Quibus (talk) 19:31, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Only online for about 5 minutes today. But I will look into your request and comment on it later on tomorrow night. Cheers! Mr Pyles (talk) 04:18, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
There's no hurry, thank you for looking into it. Take care, Quibus (talk) 06:08, 1 February 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard#List of thrash_metal bandsCurb Chain (talk) 04:20, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

You'd best be inviting Blackmetalbaz as well. Mr Pyles (talk) 04:26, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

IP Addresses making genre changes?[edit]

What's up with the random IP Addresses making incorrect and random genre changes on articles? I never noticed it before, and it surprises me that every time we revert, theres a DIFFERENT IP Address doing the same thing...could repeated genre changes like that count for vandalism? TJD2 (talk) 05:23, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm afraid there is nothing that can be done other than monitor the pages that are the regular haunts and if it gets too bad you can request a semi-protect on the page to keep the IPs out. Mr Pyles (talk) 00:27, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Article restructuring at the Beatles[edit]

There is a straw poll taking place here, and your input would be appreciated. — GabeMc (talk) 02:59, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Current/Past Members of the Beatles[edit]

There is a straw poll taking place here, and your input would be appreciated. — GabeMc (talk) 00:52, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

There is a straw poll taking place here, and your input would be appreciated. — GabeMc (talk) 01:48, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks... added an off-topic(slightly) comment already... not sure how I view the other. Thanks for keeping me in the loop to at least go and look.... and ponder pros and cons. Mr Pyles (talk) 17:56, 23 April 2012 (UTC)


You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Template talk:Heavymetal#Why is this template being included on band articles?'s talk page. Mlpearc (powwow) 15:18, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Queen genres[edit]

Could you please explain more fully what you are doing to the info boxes in Queen articles? Apart from the fact you have already been reverted a number of times when doing this, I do not understand what you are trying to say in your summaries. What is the consensus you mention? What has citing within the article got to do with anything? The genre is that of the recording, not that generally of Queen. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 15:52, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Every queen article lists rock and then details with citations the styles covered. Look at them all. There are a few useless fanboys hovering over 1 or 2 pages for some strange reason... but all the rest remain consistent... And the Queen project and numerous discussion on the main Queen page supports the consistency. Mr Pyles (talk) 03:26, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

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You might want to engage in some discussion here regarding the ongoing genre issue. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 15:10, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

IP trolls are common. There is already volumes of discussion on the subject. Mr Pyles (talk) 01:59, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Queen articles[edit]

You appear to have some history of reverting genre changes and removing references without explaining why. I asked you to talk on a talk page [1] but you have not done it yet. Please stop making changes like these [2] [3] before explaining your actions. Thank you, MarioNovi (talk) 05:03, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

A ) you keep adding arena rock to a field that is for genres only. And Arena Rock is not a musical genre ... even the article for it supports that. And so you are misusing an infobox for false entries.... and B ) for all other Queen related articles you need to read the talk pages of both Queen and the Queen wikipedia project to see the concensus that all Queen articles are to only list 'rock' in the infobox with a detailed and referenced musical style section written in prose within the article being completely acceptable since the band covers so many styles on each album listing anything other than the parent genre is useless. You are a newbie so you would not know the long history and your errors are forgivable. Hope that helps. Mr Pyles (talk) 23:40, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Please show me exact pointers for the discussions. Thank you, MarioNovi (talk) 09:13, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

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Gibson EDS-1275[edit]

I'm trying to keep this page clean, and I see you've been doing the same. It's unfortunate that so many of these articles turn into fan or trivia sites. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 18:48, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Fancruft or listcruft has always been a problem. Mr Pyles (talk) 15:10, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


Hahaha very likely. He's even replied on the Sabbath talk page. A checkuser has been requested for though, that should take care of it.—indopug (talk) 09:10, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I had two prior accounts, but I retired both of them. I don't believe either of them are open, so this should be okay right? Or am I wrong? Johnny338 (talk) 14:31, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Not for us to decide. A clean slate is OK ... if past history shows no evidence of being blocked permanently. It's not for us to decide. Good luck editing until such time as that occurs. Mr Pyles (talk) 20:18, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! My apologies for the confusion. I should have indicated on my userpage immediately after I joined that this was the case. Anyways, happy editing! Johnny338 (talk) 20:26, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hi! Would you like to comment on this discussion on whether arena rock should be in the infobox for We Will Rock You? If not, feel free to ignore this message. Thanks! Johnny338 (talk) 22:49, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure how to word any comment that the other editor who is violating WP:OWN] by pressing his "my opinion is the facts" stance... since Arena Rock NOT being a genre has its entire foundation in editor consensus.... it can't be used as a source for the argument itself.

....give me time to think on it. Meanwhile don't spin any wheels on it. You can't win every battle and constant reverts between editors solves nothing. In the end.... people reading that particular article won't refer to the infobox won't be mislead or offended by the infobox istelf. Mr Pyles (talk) 02:15, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

No problem! Take as much time as you need. Don't worry, I won't comment on it further. No need to stir the pot. What bothers me is not the editor's stance per se, but his thinly veiled hostility as well as his acting as if he owns the article (as you pointed out) that bugs me. As I pointed out, I think he would be better served if he simply brought this up on the Arena rock talk page. That way, if the consensus changes, it will be consistent. Anyways, take as much time as you need to gather your thoughts! Cheers! Johnny338 (talk) 21:28, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
I have brought this issue up on the music genres task force here, since there appears to be a lot of confusion regarding whether arena rock constitutes a genre or musical style, or whether it is just a term. Feel free to weigh in! Johnny338 (talk) 17:20, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Comment on two GARs[edit]

Hi there. Looking at the albums listed as GAs, I've noticed two in awful condition. I opened a reassessment here and here, so please voice your opinion whether should they remain GAs or not. I assume there won't be much of a discussion, so your comment is very appreciated. Till our next chit-chat.--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 21:18, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For keeping List of Stratocaster players descending into a sludge of non-notable unreferenced fancruft. Thankyou. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. There a few who watch it, yourself included... fancruft abounds on Wikipedia.... hard to get it all. Mr Pyles (talk) 02:37, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Mr Pyles. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)