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May 2009[edit]

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Nomination of Skin Game (novel) for deletion[edit]

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The word social, Virginity article edit[edit]

Hello, Ngebendi. Regarding this edit you made, I answered with this edit (a WP:Dummy edit). Flyer22 (talk) 11:29, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

I replied on my talk page, and will leave a WP:Dummy edit in the Virginity article edit history that lets others know that you answered my response. Flyer22 (talk) 12:03, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:American magazine writers[edit]

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Skin Game (novel)[edit]

Hi. I've reverted your edit at this article. The content that existed prior to the redirect can be found in the history (as with this link, for example). Leaving the content under the redirect causes some problems, such as including the redirect in categories reserved for articles. Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks! UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 19:10, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

August 2013[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Skin Game (novel)[edit]

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Not notable yet, no third-party sources. Huon (talk) 20:11, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

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Huon[edit]

You can probably safely ignore anything that moron says about the novel Skin Game. It's clear Huon doesn't bother doing even minimal research on anything before attacking pages. I've added more sourced information to the article now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.199.208.235 (talk) 22:04, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

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Pueblo/Sacred Clowns[edit]

No strong objection, but we should just be echoing the sources here. What do the reference books call them? The Parsons and Beals source (the only one that's accessible and uses the term in any way) refers to them as "Pueblo clowns". --McGeddon (talk) 07:45, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Harry Dresden, Wizard[edit]

I looked into it earlier today. There was a discussion (with very few participants, which annoys me) and a consensus to move the categories. The category Fictional wizards has thus been blanked out. While I disagree with that (I think there's a marked distinction between wizards and magicians, that can be easily applied to all fictional works, even if they make a good point about rolling together 'sorcerers' and 'magic-users' 'conjurers'), I think it would be wrong to leave Dresden as the only character in that category to make that point.

If you're inclined to get this changed back to a greater level of specificity, I will be happy to work towards that end with you. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 20:31, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

I'll take care of getting it started as soon as I get the chance. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 22:05, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
I began looking into it, and I believe it's going to be an uphill battle. There seems to be a long-standing consensus to use the word "Magician" to refer to anyone who deals with magic of any sort. I found that the article Wizard is a disambiguation page, with the first line being:
Wizard is another name for a Magician (fantasy).
In addition, the article Magician is also a disambiguation, with the very first entry being for individuals such as Aleister Crowley, who purport(ed) to be real-life wizards. Even though the article List of magicians lists primarily stage magicians, all of the other articles seem to adhere to the more formal definition of the term (one who uses magic), rather than the commonly held meaning of a stage magician. I'm still willing to argue to change this, but the scope would be much broader than a single category, and I get the impression that it would be a difficult fight. If consistency is to be achieved, it would be easier to change the name of List of magicians to List of stage magicians. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 21:15, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
I agree with you completely. I don't see any good reason other than dictionary-definition pedantry (which is against policy) to not call magic-users in a fantastic setting "Wizards". The common meaning of the word is "one who uses magic", while "Magician" commonly refers to a stage illusionist. I'm all for getting this changed, as it's a clear policy to use the common meaning of terms here on WP. I just think it's going to be a fight, as it seems the people who've dealt with this issue previously are predominantly on the other side. Perhaps we should do a little good-faith canvassing and try to figure out what the consensus is among those who edit fantasy-fiction articles, and see if we're in the minority first. If so, I don't see the point in pushing the issue (because we then become the pedantic ones), but if there is a clear consensus that wizard is the term of choice for one who uses magic in a fantasy setting (as I believe there is), we can move forward. Let's just be sure to invite those who disagree with us to voice their opinions as well, otherwise we'd be violating policy.
One thing I want to say, and to say gently, is that I believe in the meantime we should leave the categorization of Dresden be unless and until we can get the category name changed. We stand a better chance of success if we appear to be willing to work with those who disagree with us, and we can avoid any accusations of edit warring. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 14:37, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm thinking that I'm going to bow out of this one. The more I look into it, the more daunting it seems. The precedent of referring to wizards in fantasy as Magician (fantasy) goes back to 2006 and has had a changing set of supporters over time. They've managed to block all attempts so far, and I don't think they would fail to block ours, too. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 23:14, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

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Joel Brand[edit]

Please stop changing the lead sentence. You've left it several times making no sense. "... the proposal was thwarted by the British government. They [the British govt} arrested Brand in Turkey, where he had gone to propose Eichmann's offer to the Jewish Agency, and [they: the British govt] put an end to it by leaking details to the media ..." SlimVirgin (talk) 18:05, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

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Cold Days[edit]

Please do not move the article again without a proper WP:RM. Article titles do not have to "match" other similar titles concerning a parenthetical disambiguation. For example, North Dakota doesn't need a parenthetical disambiguation to match Georgia (U.S. state) just because Georgia has one. Each title is determined on the basis of WP:COMMONNAME and WP:AT. Adding an unnecessary parenthetical disambiguation to an article title just to match some other title is unnecessary and inconsistent with Wikipedia's policy on article titles. If you disagree, you are welcome to start a talk page discussion per WP:RM, but please do not move the article again without discussion. Thank you. - Aoidh (talk) 20:25, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

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