User talk:Stardust8212

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I noticed your recent edit concerning your master's degree. Congratulations!  Chickenmonkey  21:31, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Uncategorized Task Force in the Signpost[edit]

"WikiProject Report" would like to focus on the Categorized Patrol/Task Force for a Signpost article to be published next month. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Also, if you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 16:20, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

The Prisoner of Benda theorem[edit]

Hi Stardust. Since the episode is getting a lot of notice for its math in its reviews, do you thinkw e should add the theorem? The actual theorem (I assume the one devised by Keeler) is fully visible in the episode.[1] What would your opinion be on transcribing it and adding it to the page? I'm also asking because you have an arguably strong background in mathematics from your aerospace degrees, and mine is but a paltry biology and biostatistics.Luminum (talk) 18:38, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

My gut instinct would be that we shouldn't try to transcribe the entire theorem. It's possible there's a way to write it up that would work but I imagine it will be a large block of text about a topic that isn't the main focus of the article. I think it is important to summarize the theorem in some form, or possibly include the screenshot if we have a good fair use rationale. Of course all of this is just my opinion, so none of it is set in stone or anything, you might just need to experiment a little to see what works, I'll try to help if I can but I'm still trying to get back into the groove of editing again and not online as much as I once was. Stardust8212 14:51, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Citation Editing[edit]

I see. I read what you sent. You're right. Sorry about undoing your edits and thanks for not getting upset about it. I'm still getting used to Wikipedia. I can see why they have all of these rules but they are quite a lot to take in at once. Anyway, thanks for clarifying. Arawn 03:33, 25 August 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Arawn V (talkcontribs)


You said that my edit of Godfellas was not sufficiently documented. I cited both the Wikipedia page for Gift of a Useless Man and an external review of the story. What more exactly is required? That seems like an absurd amount of documentary requirement for something that is manifestly true if you just go look at the source materials. Crispincowan (talk) 03:16, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

You linked to the wikipedia page, which is not a reliable source according to wikipedia's own standards, see WP:RS for information on what is a reliable source. Also the "review" which you have put as a ref cannot be found and there is not enough detail there to determine whether it is from a reliable source. As I explained on the talk page you need to provide either a link to the review or enough bibliographic information for a reasonable person to be able to verify it. Read Wikipedia:Citing sources for more information on proper citations. Also we cannot accept cultural references based on the virtue of "It's obvious from watching it", it's just not the way Wikipedia works. Every fact in the article needs to be verified using a reliable source or else it is considered original research. Essentially this means that anything you put in a Wikipedia article cannot be your own original idea or something you figured out by watching the episode, someone else has to have said it first. Please also see my comments at Talk:Godfellas Stardust8212 13:49, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
It would be best to continue this discussion at Talk:Godfellas in order to allow all interested editors o participate. Stardust8212 13:53, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest[edit]

Stardust8212 --

Thank you for your concern regarding the MBG page. We just want to assure you of a couple of things. First of all, we are new to Wikipedia and initially did not realize the implications of our edits. We also want to assure you that we are not on this page to self-promote or advertise shamelessly (or shamefully, for that matter). To allay your concerns, we must say that we are committed to the facts and will be as objective as possible in future edits.

Thank you again. Mbgcommunications (talk) 16:34, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Futurama - Blade Runner References[edit]

Hi, I have added some comments to the cultural references section of Lethal_Inspection concerning relations with the movie Blade Runner. It was removed in lack of references. I have linked youtube, now it's removed again. How else could I prove that the given damn sentence is a part of the movie? Probably you won't find the script in any official source. Moreover: I have described similarities in the plot. The wiki page of the Futurama episode and that of Blade Runner describes the plot of both things, I guess that counts as reliable source, and the similarity is obvious. What else reference do you need? Please enlighten me, thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoltan.ludanyi (talkcontribs) 09:59, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi, to include facts like these in an article it needs to be discussed in what Wikipedia considers a Reliable Source, see WP:RS, something like a newspaper or magazine article that talks about the similarities between the episode and the movie. Youtube is not considered a reliable source in most cases, neither is citing another wiki page, blog post, forum or anything of that nature. If you think you have found a source try asking on the talk page of the article and someone will probably be able to help you figure out if it meets Wikipedia's rules and how to use the right citation templates so nobody will question it. Stardust8212 21:16, 6 September 2010 (UTC)


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season 5 issues[edit]

Not sure why you removed my edits on the season 5 futurama issue, but I think it has merit. The total lack of season 5 info is confusing and not sure why the season 5 info is replaced by the movie information. You could have informed me at least on why you removed my discussion comment.Gunnerclark (talk) 19:05, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

I did not remove your edits, I moved them to the bottom of the page [2], where new discussion topics go, the same as I have done here. Stardust8212 20:24, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis[edit]

Details are set. I hope you can make it. If not, watchlist that page to hear about future meetups. Cheers.--Chaser (talk) 17:58, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Wiknic in St. Louis this weekend[edit]

Details have been finalized for the second Wikipedia meetup in St. Louis, happening at 12:00 noon this Saturday at Forest Park.--Chaser (talk) 20:00, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the update but I will be in Kansas City for the Great Lenexa Barbecue Battle this weekend. Stardust8212 20:23, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Children's Museum backstage pass[edit]

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Futurama broadcast order[edit]

This debate is re-emerging at Talk:Futurama (season 6). Just thought I should warn you Thegreyanomaly (talk) 08:18, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

MOTDs (This space for rent)[edit]

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WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

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Happy Birthday![edit]

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Happy Birthday![edit]


Thank you for fixing this data entry mistake I had made [3]. But I have to ask, how on earth did you find it?? Going by your user page, the minutiae of SAI scoring doesn't seem to be something you'd be interested in, and yet no one could not identify that mistake without either randomly checking the linked ref, or happening to know the fact was incorrect as soon as you saw it! Wittylama 22:21, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

My mom and I both sing with the River Blenders, I just joined last year but she was singing with them back when they won the Harmony Classic so I knew a thing or two when I came upon that particular page. Any other chorus and I never would have noticed. Stardust8212 13:33, 11 May 2017 (UTC)