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My typos[edit]

I'm not a troll, I was just on a rush and I'm not all that proficient at typing, so I made those errors. I apologize for disrupting the article.Gonzales John (talk) 05:39, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Great Minds[edit]

I am less than pleased with the edits you made to the Great Minds with Dan Harmon wiki page that I started and worked very diligently on. And you admit you haven't seen all the episodes yet? Maybe you should stop "contributing" to the page, then. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Analogkid01 (talkcontribs) 16:03, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

According to your edit history, your "diligent work" included adding the text "Lots of butt talk. Lots. Looooooots and looooooots of butt stuff." Do I really need to explain why this was removed? Popcornduff (talk) 16:26, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Do I need to explain humor? I realize Wikipedia isn't meant to be a comedy site, but Jesus Christ, you *eviscerated* my episode descriptions *and* introduced inaccuracies. I give up - it's your page now. You've ruined it completely. Do something useful and add the latest episode. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Analogkid01 (talkcontribs) 18:36, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

"Do I need to explain humor? I realize Wikipedia isn't meant to be a comedy site." You've answered your own question there: no, you don't need to explain humour, and you should probably be able to guess why I "eviscerated" the existing episode summaries.
The page isn't mine; Wikipedia articles have no owner. You're welcome to correct inaccuracies and add missing information, as long as it's relevant and adheres to WP:TVPLOT. Popcornduff (talk) 02:48, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

A Moon Shaped Pool[edit]

I tried to fix the Visual-Editor-induced problems that happened to A Moon Shaped Pool. Can you please check to make sure I didn't delete any of your content-related changes? – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:35, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! Looks OK as far as I can tell. Do you have any idea what happened? Popcornduff (talk) 02:56, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Somehow your edit replaced wiki formatting (e.g. == for headers) with HTML (e.g. h2 tags for headers). Weird. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:12, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

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The Amber Spyglass[edit]

I'm not sure layout consideration should impact the content of an article. Correct me if I'm wrong but the layout is merely here to inform about quotations, titles, important things that we wish to highlight and so on. IMHO it should be taken into consideration when considering what to put in an article but that is what your first point suggested when you say "transforms the article into a wall of text". Concerning the second part " this is non-free material so should be used sparingly" I do not think that quoting 2*5 lines in a book that is more than 1000 pages long is any source of problem. Finally I'd like to add that this is substantial addition to the section about changes made to the U.S edition. Indeed this section deals with censorship and the underlying sexuality that was removed from the U.S edition. There are only two (spotted so far) censored passages so I cannot possibly see how it may hurt to have both of them. Especially since the one I added is brilliant piece of writing by P.P. I'd be more than happy to further discuss the matter with you of course and I'm open to all your arguments (especially your second one), but again I reckon that both passages should be included for the following reasons: 1. There are only two so we can make an exhaustive list easily 2. It's a bit of a shame that U.S readers cannot easily find the modified passages on a wikipedia page and have to get to old topics in old forums that could be removed someday. 3. The layout should clearly not be taken into consideration. Lonnibesancon (talk) 12:49, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

I moved this to the article talk page, where other editors can see it. Popcornduff (talk) 12:55, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Kiki's delivery service revert?[edit]

Just wondering why my addition was any less relevant than the section on the musical? QC is read by several hundred thousand people, so its audience is almost certainly larger than whoever went to see the musical version.

A professional stage adaptation is notable. A reference in a webcomic isn't. Popcornduff (talk) 13:24, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Ok. Thanks for the reply.

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Thought you might appreciate this.[edit]

I love this edit summary.

We should put this IP editor on the payroll. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:41, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Fast-track that person to admin status. Popcornduff (talk) 12:36, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Copyediting OK Computer, and a barnstar[edit]

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For cutting very bad words, and adding good ones. —Brandt Luke Zorn (talk) 17:55, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Hey Popcornduff, thanks for copyediting those chunks of OK Computer earlier. You've probably seen, but I recently did a big edit looking through every change that had been made since the last time I'd had a look in 2014 to clear out the accumulated cruft and clean up the changes I felt were worth keeping. I left some changes that I wasn't too enthusiastic about, like those interspersed quotes in the music description section. This was mostly for lack of time and effort, and because I felt that although I may think the quotes are fluffy, I didn't want to discourage someone who took the time to find the quotes.

That said, I was glad to see that you've started removing some of those quotes, and even more so, that you've made improvements to long-standing prose issues that I've gone nose-blind to. You have a clean and direct writing style and excellent editorial judgment, and your work on Radiohead articles has been excellent and essential. If you have time, I hope you will continue copyediting OK Computer because a second set of eyes is always welcome. In the meantime I was surprised to see that, although you've received general awards that mention your editing prowess, you haven't received one for your copyediting. In recognition of that omission, here's this one. Cheers, —Brandt Luke Zorn (talk) 17:55, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the kind words! Copyediting is what I spend most of my time on Wikipedia doing so it's nice to get a thank-you.
As I guess you've noticed, I spend a lot of time working on Radiohead articles, but I always kept away from the OK Computer article 1) because it was FA and 2) it looked in pretty decent shape generally (unlike the Kid A article, which was once FA but never should have been). I plan to continue to iron out the copy kinks. Thanks again for the encouragement. Popcornduff (talk) 00:38, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

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2001 A Space Odyssey[edit]

Hi Popcornduff, you did some extensive work on the plot section at 2001: A Space Odyssey (film) last year. Anyway, one of your revisions is being questioned at Talk:2001:_A_Space_Odyssey_(film)#Mentioning_Match_Cut_in_Plot_Section. I support your decision but can we get your input to make sure your position is not misinterpreted. It's your call I think, but I think you made the right one so I'm willing to support the edit if you still stand by it. Betty Logan (talk) 23:50, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Kickstarter Controversy repeated removal[edit]

You have repeatedly removed factually accurate information from this page (specifically the Pictures for Sad Children Edit) due to "lack of citations". According to Wikipedia's own entries on citation: "While you should try to write citations correctly, what matters most is that you provide enough information to identify the source. Others will improve the formatting if needed" - it does not say, "your input will be deleted until you cite properly" - which is what you are doing. I have provided the link showing the information is true - if you are concerned with the citation and format, then please do as instructed by Wikipedia and improve the formatting as needed. I am (obviously) new to editing things in Wikipedia - your assistance would be much more appreciated than repeated deletions of factual data. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:40E:8002:1100:7C99:3EA4:DB79:BCA7 (talk) 05:19, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

I've replied on the article talk page, where other editors can find it. Popcornduff (talk) 11:06, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

AMSP[edit]

Hi mate. I see you've got A Moon Shaped Pool over at GAN - good stuff. I'd review it myself but too busy IRL at the moment. I did notice that there are quite a few repeated bluelinks that you might want to tidy up. Also, Paul Thomas Anderson seems to crop up quite a bit - is his role a little overplayed in the article i.e. could it be trimmed a bit? No bother though, lovely article. Keep it up! — sparklism hey! 14:40, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Yo. Sorry for the slow reply, recently moved to Tokyo for work and my life has gone slightly bananas. By all means try the GA review if you have time, though in truth the references are in a pretty shocking state. I know what you mean about PTA for sure. Needs a think when I get more time... Popcornduff (talk) 07:18, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of A Moon Shaped Pool[edit]

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Discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Film#"Lists" vs. prose about lists[edit]

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Hemingway app (alternatives)[edit]

Hi Popcornduff, I just found you, your user page and your recommendation (should that be "tip"? ;-) ) for the Hemingway app. For me that would be very welcome; I am not a native speaker of English and tend to write too lengthy words sometimes. Do you know a good freeware alternative for that app? Or locations where to get a free trial version? Many thanks and happy editing, Tisquesusa (talk) 22:52, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

@Tisquesusa Hi! Sorry, I haven't come across any alternatives. But you can test it out by pasting text into the front page. Popcornduff (talk) 08:50, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi, appreciate the compliment, I like your collection of quotes, hope you do not mind me borrowing some? M.orelious (talk) 15:52, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

please pardon me...[edit]

Sorry, that part was unintended. Sorry for the inconvenience. Antonioatrylia (talk) 03:39, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

VHS[edit]

The "bad semicolon" and missing hyphen were issues of punctuation, not grammar. And you made completely gratuitous wording changes. Those aren't "grammar" either. I object to the use of "grammar" in an edit summary to mean "anything I think is wrong with the writing". Jeh (talk) 05:58, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Au contraire, the bad semicolon created an ungrammatical sentence. The other changes were not gratuitous. Point of fact, I make it my mission to remove gratuitous prose. In this case:
"VHS eventually won the war .. succeeding as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period."
This is tautological: it states that VHS "won", and "succeeded", and became "dominant" - ie it says the same thing three times. Switching "succeeding" with "emerging" at least kills one of those tautologies, but frankly the whole sentence could use some surgery.
"By 2008, DVD had achieved mass acceptance and replaced VHS as the preferred low end method of distribution."
Again, this is tautological. To replace the previously dominant home media format is also to achieve mass acceptance. I deleted some words that added no information.
Let's face it: your objection isn't really the fact that I put "grammar" as my edit summary, or that I neglected to include "plus delete some unnecessary words", which I should have done. You just didn't notice or understand the fixes, and didn't like the other edits. Popcornduff (talk) 08:52, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
You're correct that I didn't notice the semicolon or hyphen fixes. Such things are very difficult to spot in the differences display, especially since I wasn't looking for them, since I was looking only for "grammar" changes.
As for your other changes, the wording you're removing as "redundant" is not necessarily gratuitous. A product can "succeed" without becoming "dominant" in its market segment. (And I think that wording that previously referred to a "war" and is now describing the conclusion should, I think, generally include a reference to winning, losing, or a stalemate, otherwise you're switching metaphors.) Similar true of "achieving mass acceptance" vs. replacing another format. The one does not necessarily imply the other. Anyway, DVD certainly did not replace VHS as the dominant recordable home video format, only the format for watching pre-recorded video! Market penetration of DVD-recordable components was never at all comparable to VHS's.
"Frankly", yes, some overall re-crafting is called for - not just of the one sentence.
Finally, please don't try to put thoughts in my head ("Let's face it: ..."). Yes, I do object to the overuse of "grammar" as an edit summary, but that is no reason to discount my other objections as "you just don't like the new wording". Jeh (talk) 22:18, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Precious two years![edit]

Precious
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Two years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:38, 22 April 2017 (UTC)