User talk:Theonemacduff

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Hi I read your comments on the talk of Louis Althusser and I added a bit of the Judt quote to the article. I wondered if you could find Thompson's critque of him online, or a quote or review, or if you have it, as the article mentions his polemic but doesn't explain what his problems with Althusser's work are. special, random, Merkinsmum 22:48, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Why sources should be cited[edit]

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The burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material. All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged should be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation. When content in Wikipedia requires direct substantiation, the established convention is to provide an inline citation to the supporting references. The rationale is that this provides the most direct means to verify whether the content is consistent with the references. Alternative conventions exist, and are acceptable when they provide clear and precise attribution for the article's assertions, but inline citations are considered "best practice" under this rationale. For more details, please consult Wikipedia:Citing_sources#How_to_cite_sources. The source should be cited clearly and precisely to enable readers to find the text that supports the article content in question.

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Do not leave unsourced information in articles about living persons. As Jimmy Wales has put it:

I can NOT emphasize this enough. There seems to be a terrible bias among some editors that some sort of random speculative 'I heard it somewhere' pseudo information is to be tagged with a 'needs a cite' tag. Wrong. It should be removed, aggressively, unless it can be sourced. This is true of all information, but it is particularly true of negative information about living persons.

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File:Valdy performing in 1976.jpg[edit]

Hi, thanks for uploading File:Valdy performing in 1976.jpg. Unfortunately, according to our image use policy, we will only be able to use this image if it gets released under a fully free license. As it is your own work, would you be willing to release it in this way (i.e. allowing free re-use elsewhere)? If yes, you can indicate this by simply placing the tag "{{cc-by-sa-3.0}}" on the file page. If not, I'm afraid we'll have to delete the image again. Fut.Perf. 20:58, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Valdy performing in 1976.jpg)[edit]

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Replaceable fair use File:Valdy performing in 1976.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Valdy performing in 1976.jpg. I noticed the description page specifies that this media item is being used under a claim of fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails the first non-free content criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed media item could be found or created that provides substantially the same information or which could be adequately covered with text alone. If you believe this media item is not replaceable, please:

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-- John of Reading (talk) 20:55, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

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-- John of Reading (talk) 08:37, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

File:CP-3 Dec 75a.jpg[edit]

Fun isn't it - you upload a new image and it don't change - join the club. Only it does, but for some reason the file image page don't show it for some time - even purging and refreshing fail to wake it up. Anyway, the image was on commons as well, so I've moved you colour corrected copy to the commons image, and deleted all the en-wiki ones. If you are lucky, by the time you read this it might have updated! - if not just click the image on the file page to see the real saved image.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 17:49, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

WW1 & The Cranes are flying?[edit]

Hi there,

in this Soviet film it is I believe the case that the young woman searches for her soldier in a convoy leaving for WWII, right? Now, I just saw a US WWI film fragment where the actress (could be Mary Pickford, don't know for sure) actually does find her man. Do you know whether the Cranes are Flying is playing with that earlier US film or not? It could also be that the leaving soldiers is a rather generic scene used in many war films. (talk) 19:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, only just saw this. Departure of soldiers is certainly generic. In Cranes are Flying, I was referencing the ending of the film, soldiers returning. The young lady realizes that her boyfriend is not coming back with the others, that he has been killed. She transmutes her sorrow by giving away the flowers of welcome she had brought with her to other soldiers, more or less randomly. As to double bills, I've no idea what other films it has been paired with. Long ago, when I saw it, it was on a double bill with Tarkovsky's Andrey Rubilov (not sure of the spelling of that name), totally different film. Sorry I can't be more help. Theonemacduff (talk) 07:26, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Jimmy Wales (2006-05-16). ""Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information"". WikiEN-l electronic mailing list archive. Retrieved 2006-06-11.