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Inconsistency and partiality in editing

Oh, well do you not think it would be appropriate that you try and ensure that that policy is applied universally on Wikipedia, and not just in certain instances? Seems a bit odd. Also, with no mention of a building number etc. then a street name hardly constitutes an address.

Regarding the oil pedantry, why do you delete Scotland yet again, but those 23 other places remain? Are you also stating that you'll also remove those places this very moment too (if you have not already done so), but if they vote for independence, and get to take over responsibility for oil located in their territory, then we can think again? If not, why not? Why the inconsistency yet again? What is your beef here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.76.48.95 (talk) 12:16, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. And please don't double post. Paul MacDermott (talk) 13:17, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

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And yes, user Ohconfucius edits seems sufficient enough so I dont believe much more is needed. Great. Regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 20:28, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes please put if up for FAC. I think that is the right decision too. Thank you.--BabbaQ (talk) 20:36, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you again for helping with this article.--BabbaQ (talk) 20:48, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

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Tap, tap, is this thing on?--ukexpat (talk) 19:27, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: A Journey

This is a note to let the main editors of A Journey know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on May 6, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or one of his delegates (Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), Gimmetoo (talk · contribs), and Bencherlite (talk · contribs)), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 6, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Tony Blair 2009

A Journey is a 2010 memoir by Tony Blair (pictured) discussing his tenure as leader of the British Labour Party (1994–2007), and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997–2007). Under Blair's stewardship the party was rebranded as New Labour and secured a party record of three successive terms in office. Two of the book's major themes concern Blair's strained relationship with his Chancellor Gordon Brown, and his controversial decision to participate in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Blair discusses Labour's future after its defeat at the 2010 general election, his relations with the Royal Family, and how he came to respect President George W. Bush. A Journey received mixed reviews; some criticised Blair's writing style, but others called it candid. Financial Times editor Lionel Barber described it as "part psychodrama, part treatise on the frustrations of leadership in a modern democracy". Blair donated his £4.6 million advance, and all subsequent royalties, to the British Armed Forces charity The Royal British Legion. It became the fastest-selling autobiography of all time at the bookstore chain Waterstones, but promotional events were marked by antiwar protests. (Full article...)

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Thank you for quality articles on the United Kingdom, especially politics, films, people and their work such as A Journey, education such as Royal National College for the Blind, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Thanks, it's great to be part of the hall of fame. Paul MacDermott (talk) 13:06, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

re:Tony's Cronies

Thank you. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 19:22, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

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Notes, notes, notes - 18 May 2013

WP:REFLINKS doesn't appear to be working at present, so this is just a reminder that I need to run the following page(s) through it when it's up and running agein.

Paul MacDermott (talk) 17:19, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Laura Secord TFA draft blurb

Thanks for the the heads-up. I've made some tweaks to the blurb. Curly Turkey (gobble) 20:56, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! Curly Turkey (gobble) 12:07, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

May 20th edit issue

Dear, concerning your edit at (May 20 Current Events) I have considered that your redaction focused more/mainly on the TV broadcast than for the disaster subject; of which (perhaps) should have been better if you put it passively like "The [Hillsboroug] disaster is depicted by [Panorama] as [quality] with [unseen] matters"... :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dafurlol (talkcontribs) 02:22, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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Woolwich attack/incident

I've created an article at 2013 Woolwich attack. I'm surprised if there isn't another one already. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 19:46, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Excellent work today, thank you. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 20:56, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Paul MacDermott (talk) 22:07, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Question

You've made some good edits )and ive agreed with you at AFD) but you seem unfamiliar with some of WP stuff. Are you a new editor? If so feel free to ask for help.

BTW- reply here, ill check it(Lihaas (talk) 22:42, 23 May 2013 (UTC)).
Thanks, help is always appreciated. I've been here since 2008, but there are some things I struggle with because I have difficulty reading small print. I edit with a screen magnifier which helps a lot, but some of Wikipedia's software-related stuff tends to be a bit of a minefield, particularly when something goes wrong, because often I can't find the glitch. :) I also use a text-to-speech programme to read lengthy articles, which is great for checking grammar and spelling. Paul MacDermott (talk) 22:53, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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I have started an article on the upcoming Wedding of princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill this weekend in Sweden. Always nice with a wedding.--BabbaQ (talk) 16:35, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

I took your advice and nominated the article for ITN now.--BabbaQ (talk) 12:03, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

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Jo Stafford

Hi Paul, i'm beginning the copy-edit to the above article that you requested at the GOCE Requests page. Please feel free to contact me, or to correct or revert my edits if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:15, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Paul, can you please clarify the following sentence from "The Pied Pipers"? G-books isn't allowing me to view the source. I find the phrase "when running into them" confusing. Does it mean 'met them unexpectedly' or 'collided with them whilst running'? "Weston later said that he and Stordahl felt responsibility for the group, since it was Weston who had arranged their audition with Dorsey. The two men felt embarrassment when running into them and because they both were still employed by Dorsey." Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 22:30, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Hi Baffle gab. Great work so far. Yes, in that particular context it means meeting them unexpectedly. They felt embarrassed about the whole thing whenever they encountered the group. Not sure what's wrong with the link. Seems ok to me, so perhaps there are one or two gremlins in the system. Paul MacDermott (talk) 22:49, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks mate, I thought that's what it meant, but wasn't certain so thought I should ask. I've managed to read the source now (might have been a browser problem), but I can't find the relevant passage; ah well I'll trust ya this time! ;-) Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:34, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
No worries. The guy who worked on this with me hasn't edited for a few months, so I'll check through it just in case it isn't mentioned there. Cheers. Paul MacDermott (talk) 15:22, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Done—feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Thanks for your help above and good luck with your planned FA nom, though I'd recommend seeking a Peer Review before nominating. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 05:28, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the copy edit. As usual a great job. I have something at peer review at the moment, but will submit this again as soon as I can. Thanks again. Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:24, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

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DYK

Do you think I could put my newly created article Claudia Galli up for DYK? Is it long enough? regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 18:30, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

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The question was not needed, I fixed the problem myself. Thank you anyway. --BabbaQ (talk) 22:07, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Kuwait Airways Flight 422

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first of all yes i owned this picture ( adele page) and the problem that i dont have a website so what can i do in this case knowing that i owned the picture .

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2010 Government formation

Hi Paul. Noticed the article you have nominated for PR was closed sometime this morning without any feedback. Had a quick glance at the first two sections (lead looks fine) and leave you with some comments:

Background
  • "The Labour Party came into government under the leadership of Tony Blair in May 1997 after defeating the Conservative government of John Major at the 1997 general election, ending 18 years of Conservative rule." consider "The Labour Party came into government under the leadership of Tony Blair in May 1997 after the electoral wipeout of the Conservative government, led by John Major; this ended 18 years of Conservative rule."
  • Where is the citation for "Blair proved to be a popular Prime Minister during his first term in office, introducing legislation to establish a national minimum wage, reducing the length of hospital waiting lists..."
  • "He was also viewed by the media as lacking interpersonal skills", the article in correspondence says, "The conventional wisdom of the past three years is that Gordon Brown foundered because of his lack of inter-personal skills". Not necessarily the same – the wisdom might be that of the public. Perhaps it should rather be "He was also viewed by the media as someone who lacked interpersonal skills"?
  • "In a live press conference at Downing Street, Brown confirmed the election would be held on 6 May", confirmed suggests the date was predicted beforehand, but there is no mention of this in the sentence before. Consider called an election for or announced.
  • Sky News needs no italicising, its neither a television programme or print publication.
The election
  • "Throughout the day GfK NOP and Ipsos MORI conducted an exit poll on behalf of the BBC, Sky and ITV news services, the results of which were announced", replace last comma with a dash.
  • "Data gathered from individuals at 130 polling stations around the country suggested a hung parliament with an initial estimate" place comma between 'parliament' and 'with'.
  • Where is the ref to confirm "At 9:41am on 7 May, the BBC confirmed a "hung parliament", as it was by then impossible for the Conservative party to gain the number of seats needed to form a majority government"?

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A cup of tea for you!

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Well done with your work on British politics. Am I old or is autowikilove new? Annuity in Perpetuity (talk) 01:38, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the good cheer, I think it is fairly new. Paul MacDermott (talk) 10:37, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for 1988–94 British broadcasting voice restrictions

Gatoclass (talk) 17:08, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

What a wonderfully weird and fascinating article. Marvellously written. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 21:47, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Wish I could think of a less awkward title for it though. :) Paul MacDermott (talk) 10:30, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

I see this article is up for a GA review, and I had a read through it. I remember the ban on Gerry Adams in particular very well, so I was interested to read what you'd come up with. I can commend you for some excellent work in getting a quality article into place in very little time - all perfectly readable and well sourced to major broadsheet-quality news outlets or books. My only niggle is that I can't help thinking if going to GA is a little premature because of potential instability. I would expect an article of this nature to receive some edit warring on specifics from both Nationalists and Unionists given enough time, and think the reason it hasn't is simply because it is new. I fear that if this does pass GA (and a quick read through suggests it's not unreasonable to think it will at present), it may become unstable later on and be dragged into GAR. Or am I just being unreasonably paranoid? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:16, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, it would be a pity if that happened. Should I hold off for a while? Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:28, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
Well you've already given notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Northern Ireland, so nobody could say you didn't give fair notice that you were going to do this. I'll start a conversation at Wikipedia talk:Good article nominations. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:42, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
ok thanks. I'll add my thoughts there. Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:47, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Happy Birthday 2013!

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Do you think I could nominate Elisabet Höglund for a DYK mention?--BabbaQ (talk) 14:29, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Also concerning Oba Chandler, I have found a few new sources that basically covers every aspect of the crime which could perhaps be good substitutes for the dead links? [1],[2], [3],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8],[9]. Look trough them when you got time and let me know what you think. But I have done it and I think it basically covers everything that we need to fill the dead links with new ones. Regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 14:29, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Could you please send me the list of dead links again. I know you had some way of seeing those. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 15:29, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I have actually now just found the page numbers that you needed. For ref 10 it is page number 5, for ref number 47 it is page number 13, for ref number 46 it is page 1, ref 41 page 4, ref 67 page 2 of the Paula Zahn site, ref 67 page 10 and ref 62 page 23. That should do it.--BabbaQ (talk) 15:47, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
I would like to ask you for a favour. Could you please when you got the time take a look at the Elisabet Höglund article and do some copy-editing if needed etc. I have made quite alot of edits already but user Slimvirgin felt some more was needed. I feel that someone who did not create the article could see it in a clearer unbiased view overall. If you got some time please take a look. Regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 21:46, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I agree with slimvirgin too. That is why I think someone else is better suited making additional edits. Feeling bad asking you but if you could take a look on saturday it would be appreciated and I will look for another Swedish wikipedian too. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 23:22, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Paul for the support. I have already nominated the article for DYK you can see the nom at the articles talk page. I hope now that the article is indeed DYK ready. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 13:10, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
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If you want to I would appreciate if you could just leave a comment on the talk page of Elisabet Höglund and tell that you feel it is DYK ready at the articles DYK nom. You do what you feel like with that comment but it would be appreciated. Cheers. Talk:Elisabet Höglund.--BabbaQ (talk) 13:45, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Good news. My other article this time on Jasmine Kara has been labelled DYK ready. Very pleased.--BabbaQ (talk) 23:25, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Excellent. Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:00, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

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I have enabled Feedback for the Oba Chandler article so users can give some feedback on any possible improvements. Just to let you know. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 17:43, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

If you agree with me I will make those dead links in the article into "text links" as this example "Newton, Michael The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (2000)" with the page numbers later tonight or tomorrow. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 17:56, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
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Oba Chandler

That's great. Thanks for letting me know. Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:21, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
No worries Paul. Can you tell me what BabbaQ wants me to do with references in that article because I didn't understand his request here for me to convert some or all references to "text references". I see you've discussed this with him too. I'm certainly not going to migrate all references from {{cite}}templates because I can't see a good reason for doing that. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 12:57, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm guessing he means changing them to offline sources. There were some deadlinks that I couldn't find elsewhere on the web, so I asked him if it was possible to get hold of the article details from the original journals they were published in. I got the impression he had the information, but perhaps not. I'll ask anyway. Paul MacDermott (talk) 13:13, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
I see; if they're offline sources they can be in {{cite journal}}, {{cite news}} or {{cite book}} formats, which for FA would probably be better than old-style refs. Let's see what he says anyway! Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 13:22, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
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Hi Paul, I've read his reply and I think I know what he wanted. However, I've added archived urls all but one of the dead links and have converted some others to {{cite news}} format. I hope that's a suitable compromise. The dead url is reference no. 41; you might be able to use material from other references to replace this reference but I'm not sure it's necessary for FA; as long as we know where the material came from, dead links aren't a disaster. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:10, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

That's great. Thanks for doing an excellent job as usual. I found a link for ref 41 so have created an archive page and added it. Hopefully this can go forward shortly. I have an article at FAC at the moment so need to wait for that to finish. Thanks once again. Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:09, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

No worries; good luck with the FA nom. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 12:40, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Oba Chandler

So what do you say about the copy-edit on the article and the fixing of the dead links? I think user Baffle gab has done a excellent job.--BabbaQ (talk) 11:11, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

I agree. Glad everything is fixed now. Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:20, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
The only small concern I have now is that the article right now does not differ between Tampa Bay and the city of Tampa. Tampa Bay is just a Bay and the right name for the city is Tampa. But I do not think it is something major to worry about however.--BabbaQ (talk) 11:58, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
I wasn't aware of a difference between the two, but I see you're right. I guess it won't be a problem as long as the article is clear about which one the events happened in. I wonder, is Tampa Bay used to refer to both? Paul MacDermott (talk) 12:34, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
I took a look at both the Tampa article and the Tampa Bay article and it stood that Tampa Bay refers to the Bay itself and it also stood that the area is often refered to as Tampa Bay because of its various sports teams that uses this name. But I would say that the Tampa Bay Area or Tampa is the correct name but I conclude that the use of Tampa Bay is OK, as it is evidently used by media and people living in the area to refer to the entire city.--BabbaQ (talk) 15:33, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look. It sounds like it shouldn't be an issue. Paul MacDermott (talk) 15:40, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hi, I've just logged in through Chrome because I want to update some references and it's always easier to find things like that, but have discovered VisualEditor is enabled, and I can't edit articles in the conventional way. Please can someone tell me how to get rid of it? Thanks. Paul MacDermott (talk) 12:47, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

The old (wikitext) editor is still available through tabs labelled "Edit source". To hide the Visual Editor completely, click "Preferences" at the top of the page, and at the bottom of the "Editing" tab check the box marked "Temporarily disable VisualEditor while it is in beta". JohnCD (talk) 14:03, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, John. It was kind of driving me nuts a bit. This feature hasn't appeared for me on Opera, my usual browser, so when it suddenly showed up when I logged into Chrome I was slightly confused. Looking a bit more carefully I see there's two options - "Edit this page" and "Edit source", with the latter being the one that takes you to the more conventional way of editing. I've turned it off now, so can stop stressing out. Thanks again for your help. Cheers. Paul MacDermott (talk) 14:12, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Suggestion

If you want to read a good and interesting crime article at some point I recommend the, John Christie (murderer) found it today. Very comprehensive about this man and his crimes.--BabbaQ (talk) 18:41, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Also, yesterday when I was online at Youtube I found this two part series about the Rogers women murders that Paula Zahn covered on her show. Interesting concerning Oba Chandler if you got the time to take 2*45 minutes to watch it. Here you have the link to part 1. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 18:41, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll watch them when I get a chance as it could have information worth including in Chandler's article. I see John Christie has been nominated for FAC a couple of times, but without success. I suspect it's probably at GA standard though so might look into that. I'm vaguely familiar with the case as Richard Attenborough portrayed him in a film years ago that sometimes gets shown on TV, but I hadn't read the Wikipedia article about it, so thanks for highlighting it. There's quite a few interesting cases from that period that could do with some attention if you're interested in improving them. Check out Derek Bentley case, Ruth Ellis, James Hanratty and John George Haigh. Paul MacDermott (talk) 19:06, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Great. OK thank's for the reading tips. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:48, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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  •  Done Thanks for the heads up. What would be even better is if you were programmed to fix such things. :) Paul MacDermott (talk) 15:55, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK-Good Article Request for Comment

To do 31 July 2013

Question

Where you aware of that if you press the View History button and then check in the toolbox section you find a Page Information section with most info that one could need about the article. I just found if myself and it is a good feature. regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 22:37, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

I didn't know that, but just checked it out. Looks like it could be very useful. Thanks, Paul MacDermott (talk) 10:41, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes. If you could take a look at Thomas Quicks article for any spelling mistakes etc, if you got the time ofcourse. I have nominated it for a mention at ITN, its a long shot but I find it noteworthy. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 16:58, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Seems to be reasonably well written, although there's some stuff that needs sourcing. I'm surprised to see this has largely been overlooked by the British media. Paul MacDermott (talk) 18:45, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it is Swedens most known and notorious criminal case. And a historic one considering his acquittals from a Eurpean perspective. [10].--BabbaQ (talk) 20:57, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Right now it seems likely that my Thomas Quick nom at ITN will be supported. That is nice.--BabbaQ (talk) 19:17, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

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Herefordshire

Paul: Some time ago (under your former alias of RetroGuy) you asked if anyone was interested in starting up a Herefordshire Wikiproject. I live in Herefordshire and know a lot about its history and would certainly be interested in helping - though as a relative newcomer, I'm not familiar with the 'mechanics' of getting a new Wikiproject launched. Two of the first notable Herefordshire topics I'd suggest (and could write about) would be the Rotherwas Estate, which includes the remnants of a huge munitions factory which was built in 1918; and 'Perrycroft', a stunning Arts & Crafts country house designed by CFA Voysey. There are many other subjects, too numerous to mention here. Please let me know if you would be interested. CorrezeCORREZE (talk) 15:44, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Cinderella Q Stump

Not sure if I am doing this correctly.

In regards to Cinderella Q Stump, my primary source is my memory, I am 74. I stand by my statement that Cinderella Q is more humorous than Cinderella G and that most people don't easily distinguish a lower case "q" from a lower case "g". I'm not trying to be snarky, but once a minor inaccuracy like this creeps in and is repeated, it is difficult to correct. I wonder how many of these sources have been influenced by this Wikipedia article.

Here is something more substantial.


Jo Stafford dead at 90

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Jul 23, 2008 at 10:50pm Quote Post Options Post by mrjukebox on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:50pm One of the premier vocalists of the pre rock era has passed away-Jo Stafford was 90 when she succumbed to heart failure last Thursday (7/17)-Throughout the 40's & 50's,Jo placed a ton of hits on the pop charts-Her biggest hit was "You Belong To Me",which spent 12 weeks at #1 in 1952-Ten years later,in 1962,a New Jersey vocal group called The Duprees reached the top 10 with their remake of that same song-Stafford also had a flair for comedy-In the late 1940's,she teamed up with singer Red Ingle & his group The Natural Seven & recorded a country version of the song "Temptation"-It was called "Tim-Tayshun"-Stafford's name on the disc was listed as Cinderella Q. Stump-The song was a smash hit & went to #1Terry.


Terry McGovern — Preceding unsigned comment added by TerrynJudy0263 (talkcontribs) 16:55, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Jo Stafford

Not sure if I am doing this correctly.

In regards to Cinderella Q Stump, my primary source is my memory, I am 74. I stand by my statement that Cinderella Q is more humorous than Cinderella G and that most people don't easily distinguish a lower case "q" from a lower case "g". I'm not trying to be snarky, but once a minor inaccuracy like this creeps in and is repeated, it is difficult to correct. I wonder how many of these sources have been influenced by this Wikipedia article.

Here is something more substantial.


Jo Stafford dead at 90

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Jul 23, 2008 at 10:50pm Quote Post Options Post by mrjukebox on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:50pm One of the premier vocalists of the pre rock era has passed away-Jo Stafford was 90 when she succumbed to heart failure last Thursday (7/17)-Throughout the 40's & 50's,Jo placed a ton of hits on the pop charts-Her biggest hit was "You Belong To Me",which spent 12 weeks at #1 in 1952-Ten years later,in 1962,a New Jersey vocal group called The Duprees reached the top 10 with their remake of that same song-Stafford also had a flair for comedy-In the late 1940's,she teamed up with singer Red Ingle & his group The Natural Seven & recorded a country version of the song "Temptation"-It was called "Tim-Tayshun"-Stafford's name on the disc was listed as Cinderella Q. Stump-The song was a smash hit & went to #1Terry.


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Reminder

Paul, nice work on years-in-Scottish-television. I've just gone through them applying the dash and common-terms scripts. You might find the dash script useful to install (for year ranges and – list interruptors) ... our style guide says to use them. Please ask if you need further advice on these. Cheers. Tony (talk) 10:36, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Sounds like that could be useful. What do I need to do to install it? Paul MacDermott (talk) 14:39, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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Re: Adele

What copyright issues does the photo have? And also, I would contact her record label or something, but they might not have any recent pictures of Adele because she isn't really doing anything at the moment. Besides, I have emailed them in the past with questions regarding Adele and very rarely do they respond. I think an image like the one I posted of her at the Grammys would be great, but if I knew what exact copyright issues we are facing with the picture, that would help in my quest to find another picture of Adele. Thanks. ---Tsu'tey♫ (talk) 15:52, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I suppose if it's easier, I could just use the Adele Wiki as a source. I don't see why it's not allowed. I understand Wikipedia has to have permission in order to use the image, but I don't see why we can't use it if it's on my website and I'm giving you guys permission to use it. I'll revert the edit and change the source of the image on its page. Thanks again! ---Tsu'tey♫ (talk) 22:57, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Dashes script

Paul, sure: you'll need to create User:Paul MacDermott/vector.js. The dashes.js documentation page is useful. Please let me know if help is required. False positives are rare; just watch airline articles, where it tends to replace hyphen with dash for 747-, etc. Tony (talk) 02:42, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Doesn't seem to work with the old layout. Is there any way I can get it to function without changing over to what used to be known as Beta? Paul MacDermott (talk) 14:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Actually, don't worry about the last question. I just had a brainwave and added it to User:Paul MacDermott/monobook.js, which appears to have done the trick, adding it between history and move. :) Thanks, anyway. Paul MacDermott (talk) 14:17, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Jo Stafford

Four audio samples were added to the article. Take a look! Jimknut (talk) 00:47, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Sinitta's date of birth

Hello I noticed under your previous guise that you suggested a verifiable source would be her birth certificate. Since this has now been published, would you mind adding your voice to mine on the talk page and saying that yes a birth cert is definite proof of someone's age. Many thanks. --The Totter 01:30, 15 August 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Telegraph Totter (talkcontribs)

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The Girl (2012 HBO film)

That's fantastic, thank you. I've just had an FAC promoted so I'll put this forward in a couple of weeks. Cheers Paul MacDermott (talk) 14:01, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Glad to help. Good luck with this FAC (and congratulations on the last one!). All the best, Miniapolis 16:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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Jonathan and Darlene

Hi Paul,

Just spent a half-hour listening to this 1983 interview done with Jo and Paul completely in the characters of Jonathan and Darlene.

http://www.bobclaster.com/

http://www.bobclaster.com/radioshows/Jonathan%20and%20Darlene%20Edwards.mp3 (MP3 file of interview)

This is the website of Bob Claster, who did a show for Santa Monica's KCRW radio called "Bob Claster's Funny Stuff", and he's made the file of the interview available there. In it, they discuss how they met, some background, and so on. AFAIK, this information is only to be found in the interview. At the end of it, when the closing music is rolling, Claster asks Darlene how she would like to be remembered, so you need to catch all of it.

Part of it involves a cut from their "Sing Along" album and if you compare that with a look at one of Mitch Miller's "sing along" television shows, the parody is obvious. Miller had a weekly show from 1961 to 1966; their album was originally done in 1962. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dY9gtYeHhk&list=PL61C9162B9667FF6F

Think some of this could be used for working up an article about them. We hope (talk) 17:39, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! If/when an article about Jonathan and Darlene is started, links for material and refs can be posted to its talk page, as was done on Jo's. While doing look ups, I ran into these:
  • Credits and other information about the British done Stafford show.
  • Copy of Jo hosting Saturday Spectacular that was thought to be lost, turned up. This is all the information I have about it--don't know if there are plans to either let the public view it or to sell copies. We hope (talk) 01:48, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

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