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Gibraltar?[edit]

Hi there. Just wondering if you have any connection with Gibraltar? Regards, --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 11:51, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, why? Rockysantos (talk) 12:10, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
I'd noticed you'd made some Gibraltar-related edits. You may be interested in the below-mentioned project, we need more locally based Wikipedians! Would you mind also adding Category:Wikipedians in Gibraltar to your userpage? Thanks! :) --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 12:33, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

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Paloma Faith- Controversies[edit]

I do not doubt you mean well towards Wikipedia, however your edit to `Paloma Faith- Controversies` is irrelevant to said section. the mistake Faith made was not a controversy, merely a misinterpretation of rule and heritage in Gibraltar, leading to some being -unintentionally, on Faith`s part- offended. the definition of controversy is of a subject which many disagree on, and causes prolonged discussion. your edit does not adhere to the definitive requirements. also, within the quotation you added on your edit, you used incorrect grammar. If you meant this to be an exact quote, with bad grammar on Faith`s part you should add at the end of the quote `(sic)`, which means an exact, non edited quote. Paloma Faith is one of few artists we have who do not deliberately offend others. If you want to make edits on controversy, add them to other actually controversial artists- and make them relevant, otherwise your edit IS defamatory. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CandidLibraryEditors (talkcontribs) 17:12, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

You are clearly biased on the matter, that is very clear. Her actions if deliberate, is a matter of opinion, the fact is she did it and offended a country in the process is a fact. The bad grammar is on her part but thanks for the information regarding `(sic)`, I shall try to use it in future. Paloma Faith is one of few artists we have, We have? not sure what you mean by that......clearly she is yours, lol.Rockysantos (talk) 10:23, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Ok, I am sorry for causing an edit war, I don`t think the paragraph in question is trivia, but I don`t think it is a controversy. I am a huge fan and biased, sorry for appearing so brash. Perhaps we could add to the paragraph, for example, the 5 minute apology she immediately gave after she realised her `mishap`, and/or moving to a different section eg `public fallacies` or `solecisms`. I am sorry to appear so stubborn of my opinion, I just don`t want her to be considered facetious, like what Amy Winehouse went through (it is thought she had a medical personality disorder, but people regarded her as sweary and vulgar). If you approve the idea for adding to the paragraph, I would be more than happy to citate and prepare the additional content. Sorry for blaming the bad grammar on you. - by `We Have` means the musicians and artists who are classed as global celebrities, who make their material available for our purchase. Apologies and Regards, CandidLibraryEditors (talk —Preceding undated comment added 13:11, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi CandidLibraryEditors , apology accepted ;) I would say it belongs in the controversy section, but am open to suggestions, where do you suggest it belongs--Rockysantos (talk) 18:08, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Ok, I think we should replace the paragraph into a section called `Solecisms` or `Public Fallacies`, which mean an unintentional mistake which provokes an antagonism- which I think is more accurate but what do you think? :) Here`s what I got for rewording- I could add more citations if necessary:

During Faith's performance at the Gibraltar Music Festival in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, on 5th September 2015, she started by saying "Hola España", which caused the majority of the crowd to 'boo' and shout abuse at her, despite her more positive comment:"it's great to be in a place that's half English and half Spanish". Although she made a 5 minute apology, many still believe she did it on purpose as she is of Spanish descent. She took to Twitter after her performance to apologise: "If I offended anyone tonight in Gibraltar about their heritage I'm sorry. I had no intention of doing that. I come in peace! I only bring love" [sic]. She then expressed: "I just wish that people could be kinder to each other and more compassionate and forgiving [sic]" and "There's too much anger in the world already". One Gibraltarian stated: "Gibraltar and the Falklands are British. Bigotry like yours are why her comments are offensive here." While another (non Gibraltarian) commented: "The awkward moment when you pay £65 to hear Paloma Faith say`"Gibraltar Espaniol [sic]`.".[1][2][3][4][5]

So how does that sound? I`m glad to act on your input. reads very well, I agree with it, very accurate --Rockysantos (talk) 20:34, 4 November 2015 (UTC)CandidLibraryEditors (talk)


Ok then I will upload it to the page. Thankyou for your help. I noticed on this talk page that you are Gibraltarian- Sorry if I outruled any personal feelings/views with my first message. :) CandidLibraryEditors (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:25, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, sorry to bother you again, but an editor called Karst has objected to our edit. He shortened it to two sentences. I have since restored the paragraph. he recommends we move it to a more neutral heading (It was "Public Fallacies", but to prevent him doing the same again I will change to "Public Divisions"),and then he suggested we should shorten our edit so it wouldn`t "draw attention" to the topic. I have suggested he discuss the length of the edit with you- I told him you were Gibraltarian, and that as a result you knew more than him on this topic- lol! :). I hope this works out ok. CandidLibraryEditors (talk)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For Rockysantos, a Gibraltarian who invariably focuses on creating a harmonious relationship between other users. Thankyou!

CandidLibraryEditors (talk) 12:09, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Manuel Lobo Antunes[edit]

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  1. ^ Sophia Moir (2015-06-09). "Paloma Faith forced to apologise after greeting crowds with 'Hola Espana' at a music festival in British territory Gibraltar". Mail Online. 
  2. ^ Heather Saul (2015-08-09). "Paloma Faith apologises to Gibraltar residents for greeting crowd with 'Hola Espana'". INDEPENDENT. 
  3. ^ James Badcock (2015-07-09). "Paloma Faith apologises for saying 'Hola España' in Gibraltar". The Telegraph. 
  4. ^ Jessica Earnshaw (2015-07-09). "Paloma Faith apologises for offending Gibraltar festival goers with 'Hola Espana' greeting". EXPRESS. 
  5. ^ Rachel Babbage (2015-07-09). "Paloma Faith apologises for offending Gibraltar audiences". Digital Spy.