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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 1, 2015[edit]

Hey, I made another change to the text ... correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see in the article that Nimoy talks about a strained relationship with the cast in the film, so I went with "Shatner's strained relationship with some of the cast members". Do you see anything else I should change? - Dank (push to talk) 23:03, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your improvements, Dan! I made a minor tweak, and I think the blurb is now good to go. Neelix (talk) 23:23, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. "on the set of Star Trek": Do you know if he meant TOS, or the films too? - Dank (push to talk) 02:12, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't think he distinguishes; it was roughly the same group of cast members in both TOS and the films, and the conflict began in TOS and continued on past the films right up to the day of the making of Mind Meld. Neelix (talk) 02:15, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Okay, for the broader conflict, "on the set" will do. - Dank (push to talk) 02:22, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Looks good today, precious again, - before my next FAC (but nothing planned right now) I will ask you about image licensing ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:01, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

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Huge shakeup in the world of Tintin[edit]

Hi Neelix, hope you are well. Interesting news about the Hergé Foundation (Moulinsart) came out yesterday. Read the section "Rights issue" in that article. This is bad news for Nick and Fanny Rodwell (whom the Tintin community has never much liked). I will keep watching for further developments. Cheers. Prhartcom (talk) 21:39, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Wow! Thanks for sharing, Prhartcom! I wonder how this will affect the possible sequel to the 2011 film. Neelix (talk) 21:44, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Good question, and I had wondered the same thing. Come to think of it, I believe the American film company that made the first one must already own the rights to the next two Tintin films. But the best part of this news is the schadenfreude the Tintin community must feel now about Nick Rodwell (it would be difficult to write about him in the neutral voice). Prhartcom (talk) 21:56, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 12, 2015[edit]

Hi, I want to make sure I didn't give the wrong impression before. I think it would be great if we can dig up images we can use, and I'm glad you're looking around. But I know very little about what will fly with the Wikipedia community ... Crisco knows a lot. So ... keep looking, but also keep running ideas by Crisco. - Dank (push to talk) 00:11, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

  • There was previously a fairly strong consensus against running signatures. While we're on the subject of images, could you please vet the copyright status of the images you add? File:Astato.JPG, which you added to the blurb for Astatine, was a) not actually of the element itself and b) a copyvio. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:21, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for contacting me on this subject, Dan. I will try to continue looking for appropriate images for TFA. I hadn't realized that there was a consensus against using signatures with TFAs, Chris; thank you for letting me know. I will attempt to be more discerning in my image recommendations in the future. As for the Astatine blurb, what do you think of File:Astatine.svg? I would also be grateful for your thoughts on the image I recommended for the Blue's Clues TFA here. Neelix (talk) 01:54, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't think the Astatine periodical table image itself is particularly useful. It doesn't tell anything about the element itself that's not already in the text. There's a reason, after all, it's not used in the article. As for File:Steve Burns.jpg... I'm concerned about the implications of depicting him in the context of a children's show while holding a can of beer.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:45, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate you responding so quickly, Chris. The beer can could easily be cropped out of the image of Burns. Would you find the image acceptable then? Neelix (talk) 14:51, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • That would, presumably, be acceptable. I'm not 100% happy, but such an image would address both the concerns I raised. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:01, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the approval, Chris! I have cropped the image and added it to the Blue's Clues TFA blurb. As for the Astatine blurb, how about File:Electron shell 085 astatine.png or File:Astatine-3D-vdW.svg?

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 30, 2015[edit]

I don't follow; wasn't that the image Crisco chose? It seems pretty tame to me. - Dank (push to talk) 01:00, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  • I don't consider what little nudity there is in that image to be objectionable (and we have had nudes on the MP, numerous times, including The Pearl and the Wave, Olympia, La maja desnuda, and the Rokeby Venus; it's sexual nudity that is usually objected to). However, Neelix's cover does show up better at 100 px, so I don't mind this new image - assuming it is free. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:08, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
According to the discussion on the article's talk page, all of the covers in the second run are in the public domain. I'm glad you like the new image. Neelix (talk) 01:10, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for showing me that discussion. Yeah, the image looks good. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:25, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 13, 2015[edit]

Neelix, we've worked together for long enough that I don't think it's out of line to ask that you make any edits before TFA day, not on TFA day. I reverted because I don't agree on either point. The comment has a "parenthetical" feel to it, and a good way to clue readers to that is to use parentheses. And later in the article, I see "the viewer has no way to know who Brad is" ... if we don't know anything about him, then how do we know he's a hero? In a related article, it's made clearer that we don't know he's a hero. I already checked this out before TFA day. - Dank (push to talk) 16:24, 13 June 2015 (UTC)


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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant[edit]

Hi Neelix,

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Nick Beeson (talk) 16:12, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Sisters at Heart[edit]

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Nomination of List of Call of Duty characters for deletion[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Sisters at Heart[edit]

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GOCE Request: Jesus for America[edit]

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Floweredy listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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