User talk:Mrschimpf

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  • I will try to fix any image problems as soon as possible if a bot/editor leaves me a notice about an image and then revert the bot/editor's edit to acknowledge it as resolved. I like to keep things neat and focused on discussions, not line after line of image problems to take care of.
  • I've been here thirteen years. I know most policies. If you use a template to warn me (and especially if you're only here to pick fights or vandalize), it's usually going to get removed unless I was clearly in the wrong. Elaborate on your reversion reason beyond the template. I try to do the same on my talk page comments, so the same common courtesy should be extended here.
    • For transparency, that is all that I remove from my talk page completely outside of vandalism. Everything is archived as appropriate every six months, usually on or around January 1 and July 1; before you claim I deleted your message (unless you're a vandal), check the latest archive.
  • I do carry rollback privileges, so if you need any help and I'm on, you can ask me here. However, note I will not get into edit wars and only use rollback for basic vandalism repair.
  • I do carry file moving privileges, so if you accidentally upload a logo or picture as "EJNEDC_128929_21.jpg", feel free to ask me to name it to something a bit more logical.
  • I also work on the conversation style of 'respond on your talk page, you respond here, I'll respond there', etc.
  • Please, if you can, try to list template notices under one heading for my convenience, rather than template after template if there are multiple notices. It makes acknowledgement much easier.
  • No profanity please. You can make a point just as easily without laying down an F-bomb here. I reserve the right to refactor your comment to remove profanity; I don't like going to my talk page and having to skim through swear words over and over again.
  • If you're here to leave some kind of attack on my page because of a vandalism rollback, reversion or some other kind of finding, I'm not exactly quaking that you're going to 'hack' my page or that I'm whatever choice obscenity you'd like to call me; it's getting reverted by me or another patrolling editor anyways. Before you leave a message, ask yourself; is it worth the effort to add a strike on the way to a block?
  • And please post in chronological order, on the bottom or by using the 'add heading' link. It's not that hard, it's common talk page etiquette and custom, and keeps things clean.

Marshalltown County Courthouse[edit]

Not a cupola. Clocktower! Nice work reporting the damage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:100F:B10B:4207:858C:5FA6:C3F6:A54A (talk) 04:12, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

July 2018[edit]

Information icon Please be careful about what you say to people. Some remarks can easily be misinterpreted, or viewed as harassment. Wikipedia is a supportive environment, where contributors should feel comfortable and safe while editing. Thank you. Störm (talk) 08:29, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Commenting about your AfD history and that you didn't do research before putting up a certain nomination is hardly harassment; I would expect my nominations and vote!s to go under the same scrutiny and expect the same responses. Also, I've been here plenty long where a template warning isn't needed and a more personal message is expected. Nate (chatter) 23:45, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Hello there[edit]

Hi, I couldn't help but notice that BlueBoyLI has been rolling back some of my edits on the New York TV stations page. I agree; I'm just trying to be helpful, but for some reason, he just goes on a power trip. Johnnysama (talk) 01:07, 4 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi Philblue7 has just made another poor edit after your last AN/I warning to them. Just a heads up JC7V-constructive zone 20:15, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Regarding the revert[edit]

I did get a little confused when you reverted my edit to AIV. Could you leave it up to the bot next time? Abequinn14 (talk) 00:58, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

I wondered the same. Guessing it was a misclick? Home Lander (talk) 00:59, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Nevermind, during the time I posted this thing on your talk page, you reverted your edit. Thanks for the quick response. Abequinn14 (talk) 01:01, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Was The Wizard of Oz a box office bomb?[edit]

The Wizard of Oz didn't turn a profit until a re-release in 1949. The shooting and promotional budget at the time was MGM’s highest ever, nearly 3 million dollars, a pittance when compared to today’s costs. But remember in 1939, the average ticket price was less than .25¢. Ten years later it was less than .40¢. Today’s movie ticket costs 20X what it did in 1939, and the cost of making making them, even greater. In 1939, the only other diversion to going to the movies, was reading or listening to the radio. Only New York had live performances (theater, bars and night clubs, sports) as other form of competitive entertainment dollars. We were still in the midst of emerging from the decade old Depression. So that I think it’s fairly clear that it initially bombed, so that’s a reasonable definition. It was ahead of its time, and it didn’t actually make money until a decade after its release BornonJune8 (talk) 12:20, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

I appreciate your range block thoughts on Toddst1's talk page. They've been an annoyance to me as well. It's nice to run into another WI editor once in a while! -- Dolotta (talk) 18:04, 17 August 2018 (UTC)