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I redirected that title back to the main page. There is no real world coverage on Jor-El. The companion books barely even mention the fact that Terence Stamp voices Jor-El, that's why he doesn't even have a section in Characters of Smallville, and is regulated to the list at the bottom of the page. Pages of just plot summaries often get deleted, and if I knew that Smallville's version of Jor-El could handle a page of his own then I would have at least kept his section on the characters page. Sorry, but the real world content just doesn't exist.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:12, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't notice that from the other page, I thought it was the same information just copied to its own article. When I get a chance I'll try and go through and trim any excess wording and tighten up the prose so that the section is a bit more presentable.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:25, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, yes. There's nothing in the companion books, or the DVD commentaries, and those are the two primary sources of information for this series. Even if there was something non-trivial, I'm pretty sure it isn't enough to warrant a page for itself. As for the Jor-El page, to clean it up some what I'll do is go back in the history of "Characters of Smallville" and grab the section that Jor-El originally had in there before I determined that there was nothing real world to say about him. This should trim up the Jor-El page.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:52, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Please translate[edit]

I noticed that the user who posted the original question was familiar with Japanese Wikipedia (and probably spoke Japanese as their first language), so I said that I can speak some Japanese, and that they could post their question in Japanese. Google Translate doesn't translate what I wrote quite accurately, stating "Please write your question to the Japanese." In that case, I suppose I am writing "to the English".


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Re DTV Transition source[edit]

Yes but your reference just says the name of the article. It would be relevant if it actually linked to the full text of the article instead of just stating the title. Until you do this I'll continue to remove it.TomCat4680 (talk) 21:53, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

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That's much better, the proper way to do a reference. I'll leave it alone now.TomCat4680 (talk) 22:14, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
well it let me read the article so I guess you got around it somehow.TomCat4680 (talk) 22:20, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Cable sucks. Get satellite instead, as well as an HDTV with an ATSC tuner.TomCat4680 (talk) 23:15, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
re references - I like to use sites who's stories don't "expire", or become available only for a fee after a certain amount of time. Multichannel News is my favorite when it comes to TV related info. The weird thing is their partner site Broadcasting & Cable is the other way around.TomCat4680 (talk) 17:28, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Re TV: you dont need a digital TV, digital cable or digital satellite to watch digital TV. If you just want the bare minimum without a subscription service and can't afford a new TV just get a convertor box and a good antenna. Or get a standard def TV with an ATSC tuner. I was at Walmart yesterday and they had a 20 inch standard definiton TV with a ATSC digital tuner, so you don't need an HDTV at all. I have a Terk HDTVa and I can get about 10 different digital channels from 3 areas (Flint, Lansing and Detroit). It should be compatible with a VCR too, I'm not sure I have a DVR.TomCat4680 (talk) 19:38, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Great addition to the Keebler article. I was pleasantly surprised to find only within a day or so of linking Keebler to Elf that the entire crew in the Keebler tree was described in detail. Bob the Wikipedian (talkcontribs) 21:49, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Paul Harvey[edit]

If it was said on the air, you might be able to find a transcript. Either way it should be sourced. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 19:09, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


I know that it says in the WLYT article that it was formerly WHKY-FM — I'm just wondering if you have a source anywhere that might support this. They're at the same frequency and in the same city of license, but from everything I can find in the public records, this station only came on the air in 1987 under the call sign WRLX. Hoping you can help! Mlaffs (talk) 20:58, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

There is a source that I know of which could support either of our positions, but I don't remember which position it took, and as of January 1, 2009, I would have to pay. Had you asked me the question in December, I could have accessed the source.
I always assume that when a station moves to a larger city in the same market, that it's the same station. I contribute to articles on radio stations with this asssumption. On the other hand, some stations change frequencies. Just this week I took the history of WORD (AM) which had been posted in the WOLI (AM) article and moved it to WORD (AM).
I can't believe it took me a month when WHKY-TV went digital according to the original deadline.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:07, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
If you still have a link to the source, throw it my way. I wouldn't be shocked at all if there's someone else out there who does have access to it. Mlaffs (talk) 22:11, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Some of the articles are not online.

The ones that appeared in 1987 when the change to WRLX took place would be, and I regret now that I didn't include this source when I added the information to the article. As far as I can tell, I'm the only one who contributed anything to the article about the WHKY and WRLX years. I don't know how to get to the archive without the free service. There used to be a way. Since they changed the site, I don't know.

There was a letter that appeared in the newspaper about the great music on WHKY-FM and the fact most Charlotte-area listeners couldn't hear it. That was 1984. Before that, there was something about the station trading places with WUIV--that station had been top 40, and WHKY-FM was Christian. How to find these I wouldn't know.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 17:22, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Volt (soft drink)[edit]

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Since it's likely that Volt (soft drink) will be deleted soon, I wanted to point you to the policy reference that you may find most relevant; WP:CORP. This guideline about the notability of companies suggests that companies (and their products) must be the subject of significant coverage in secondary sources, and the single local newspaper that you've cited doesn't meet that standard, IMHO. Accounting4Taste:talk 16:17, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Paul Harvey[edit]

True, but how can you source it besides "Oh, I heard it"? I heard Huckabee the other day, but I also heard Doug Limerick on the night shift. There's no way for a general reader to verify what you heard. Also, the source you were using was a personal blog, which is not a reliable source by any means. If you can find a reputable source that verifies that Huckabee took over, and so far I'm finding bupkis. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 13:29, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

WWII radio[edit]

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This is me adding this template, rather than Nick-D. Just wanted to alert you that I've jumped into your discussion, in case you're not watching his page. Mlaffs (talk) 19:21, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

re: Freestyle Amusement Park[edit]

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Using VCRs with DTV signals[edit]

I answered your question at the talk page. ---- Theaveng (talk) 13:38, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

MY apology[edit]

Okay well then I apologize then, it was not intentions to offend or insult. I really was trying to help, I guess I came across as a jerk though. I'm very sorry.TomCat4680 (talk) 19:39, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Lex's fate[edit]

This might be a bit clearer.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 18:35, 16 April 2009 (UTC)


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You mean too much detail in the comic book character page? I'm not sure how to remedy that myself. Lana Lang (Smallville)#Television handles it in a few sentences. I'm not sure why they are chronicling every episode she appears in on that page. What "Prometheus" page are you trying to create? Like a "Prometheus in popular culture" page? or a "Prometheus (Smallville)" page?  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:51, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Just saw the disambig page. The Smallville storyline is only a couple of episodes long, and doesn't warrant a page of its own. It's covered on Lana Lang, Lana Lang (Smallville), Characters of Smallville and Smallville (season 8). It's a plot device, and not covered in third-party reliable sources significantly enough to warrant a page.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:53, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
The reason it wouldn't warrant a page of its own is because of WP:PLOT. An article that does nothing but retell a storyline shouldn't be an article. The article must meet WP:NOTE and WP:WAF. They should condense the Lana Lang article, because it's already covered elsewhere.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:55, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Everything at the Lana Lang article is overly detailed. It should all be condensed and a link to Lana Lang (Smallville) should be provided at the top.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:57, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure if Kryptonite Man is the appropriate place. The Prometheus Project was supposed to be Smallville's version of Lex Luthor's battlesuit. In the computer schematics on the show you can see the design of the suit and it's modeled after that power battlesuit he always wears when he's fighting Superman. Unfortunately, there is no article for the suit itself, it's just mentioned on Lex's page. I'm not entirely sure how to handle that, other than to maybe redirect the page you had to the Smallville season 8 page, where it's mentioned there in the episode table.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:30, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

John Casey (Chuck)[edit]

They're REALLY confusing the issue for Casey, aren't they? places his rank with the US Army. He mentions to Chuck in the second episode he flew the B-2 Spirit (USAF) and last night he says that his traitorous officer killed several good Marines. The closest we have to a supporting source are the Spy Dossiers, so that's probably what we should go with barring any other information Ambaryer (talk) 23:29, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

X (Smallville)[edit]

Per the MOS for Disambiguation pages, the entry can stay as long as it links SOMEwhere (a fork in the road isn't a fork if one side dead ends). Obviously, if there's a red link it's not linking anywhere. And since each entry can have only one link, the only way for entries without a specific page to remain is remove the red link and send the entry somewhere else meaningful (in this case, the Smallville article). If this is a new character that just got introduced then I'm sure references on fan sites and film databases will start posting information about it soon.  æron phone home  22:41, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

I wouldn't sweat it, eventually more will be known and documented. After all, there is no deadline. :)  æron phone home  22:34, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't know who "X" is either, and I don't remember them being mentioned. Are you referring to the person that sent a message to Lana in "Bride"? Because I think they were "X". If so, that was that ex-military guy that trained her she was talking to. I don't think anyone knows who sent Clark the blue crystal to get into the FoS. My personal feelings are that it was either Tess, and she pretended to have the key stolen, or it was that disembodied voice that spoke to Tess from the Kryptonian orb in the last episode. I have a feeling we won't find out until either next Thursday or next season. Either way, there isn't must to report on it because it was a one episode blurb basically, not even the primary focus of the episode.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:45, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Edie Britt[edit]

Well, as it has been explained by Marc Cherry and other DH employees in articles, the show is set in 2013. Next season will be 2014, so there is no way she died in that year. The economy is still bad, as is my understanding, because the writers believe that the economy wont turn around in the near future, so it was reasonable to have a bad eco 4 years from now. Thanks, Ono (talk) 22:52, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

I wouldnt know. I told you where I assume the information came from, as I didnt add it. I suggest you as this user. Thanks, Ono (talk) 22:06, 7 May 2009 (UTC)


He isn't, that's why it still says that he "was a regular". I just removed the Kevin Miller bit. I'm sure that's the guy, but I wouldn't put him in a "Portrayed by" category. There was one guy who was the body and one guy who was the voice, and the character himself was pretty much a cameo. Rosenbaum is the only one to "portray" the character outright, Miller would be considered more like one of the kids..."Yes they were in the role, but they weren't in the role", so to speak.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 23:17, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Except we don't allow IMDb, not even for casting info, because it's user submitted. If an accepted, reliable source can be found, I would include the info in the "Portrayal" section, where we mention the kids who played young Lex. It could simply point out that these two men performed the role in Rosenbaum's absence for "Requiem". P.S. It says I "reverted" you only because I hit "undo", but I went back in an put the "was a series regular" stuff back in before I saved it.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 13:31, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
They're both fansites, like Kryptonsite. The only time I cite Kryptonsite is when they conduct a one-on-one interview themselves, which they do because their webmaster, Craig Byrne, writes the Smallville companions and often gets exclusive interviews for his website.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 23:06, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Why can't you?  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:23, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
Gotcha. Well, I've updated Characters of Smallville. I haven't done the individual character pages as of yet, but they aren't a top priority anyway. I do have a source for why Ashmore left...well, kind of sort of why he left, that I'll put on the CoS page as well as the main page.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:50, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
If you read Characters of Smallville#Jimmy Olsen, I added information in there that says the producers had to say that it was not the real Jimmy before they ever planned to kill him. It was a stipulation they had with DC Comics, because DC Comics didn't like the fact that Jimmy was the same age as Clark and Lois. So the producers said, "we'll make sure we fix that when we're done with the character". So, that's why they made his name "Henry" instead of "James". Ashmore also confirmed that the little boy was the real "Jimmy Olsen" that will one day work with Clark and Lois. As for Zod, that was pretty confirmed. Unless they change it next season, I think having a big Zod symbol tattooed across your back and appearing with the Zod symbol burned on the ground (ala Michael Rosenbam from season six), you can safely say that's Zod.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:41, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Ghost town (disambiguation)[edit]

I don't remember exactly why I removed that link (since it was over eight months ago), but it was probably because I thought that if the name of the place was Ghost Town in the Sky, it would not be referred to as just "Ghost Town." A lot of disambiguation pages get really long, and hard to navigate, because people will include links to every possible article title that includes the disambiguated word, regardless of whether there could be any actual ambiguity.

But in this case, the article for Ghost Town in the Sky does indicate that the attraction is called just Ghost Town, so I have no objection to including it on the disambiguation page and I probably did just make a mistake in removing it. Sorry. Propaniac (talk) 18:37, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


"Red-Blue Blur" should redirect to Clark Kent (Smallville), since I believe that is the only version of the character that has gone by that name, at least this prominently. Given that all of those redirects seem to have been created in the past few months, I would say they were because of Smallville. You're right, it's spelled "moniker" "C". But I see you corrected that, along with the redirect (Good Job). As for the placement of the source, it doesn't technically matter here because we identify the episode in question that we're talking about, and then clarify that it isn't until later episodes that he adopts this specific name himself. So, the fact that it comes at the end of the sentence, as opposed to the middle isn't a big deal in this case. If we were trying to pass it off like it all happened in this one episode, without clarifying that it didn't, then that would be wrong.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:41, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Jackass, I was the one who petitioned for 3 Months to get RBB added to Superman's names. You can't do that! (JoeLoeb (talk) 21:35, 29 May 2009 (UTC))

Adult contemporary[edit]

In relation to your edits I reverted in the Contemporary Christian Music article:

  1. Why are you telling me to fix the Adult contemporary article? Couldn't you do it since you were already there?
  2. I made the change. AC is a valid sub-genre of CCM, however it's only used to differentiate for stations that are trying to focus on that genre. The other common sub-genre in Christian radio is Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR). --Walter Görlitz (talk) 04:18, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

DTV transition in the United States[edit]

You know, I KNEW I fotgot to do something. I wondered if ABC by itself led anywhere. I don't know whether I ever did that before.

I guess you're right. WPVI-TV was enough. But I'm glad you kept that the newscast was the most popular in the area, because this seems to be one of the more serious consequences of the transition.

I'll update the article sometime next week. But it doesn't have to wait for me!Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:29, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey Vchimp,
No worries about the ambiguous ABC link; easily fixed. WPVI-TV is definitely not the only "ABC 6" in the U.S., so that branding doesn't help identify to the station in an article covering the entire U.S. Including the "ABC 6" may only confuse readers in other areas of the U.S. who know their own station as "ABC 6". Best wishes and happy editing, Firsfron of Ronchester 21:58, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
No worries; I was pretty sure it was a semantic issue and not a content issue; I certainly wasn't trying to single you out. VHF signals (analog or digital) have a much wider area of reception than UHF signals (analog or digital). VHF digital broadcasts do however have unique reception problems that UHF digital broadcasts do not; some are inherent, and some are a result of marketing and implementation failings. Thanks for your efforts on this topic. –Cg-realms (talkcontribs) 17:49, 30 June 2009 (EDT)
I'm not sure what you added is right, but then I'm not sure what you added is wrong either. At the equivalent broadcast power, VHF signals go much further than UHF signals; the problem seems to be that the FCC capped transmission power for digital VHF signals much lower than UHF signals or even analog VHF signals. Like you said, it's going to take some time to get definitive answers on these things. It's also hard to shake out what problems are caused by digital on VHF and what problems are caused by newer antennas that weren't designed for VHF. I know at WRGB, they were telling people to reinstall their old analog roof antennas and then the digital signal came in fine on VHF 6. I'm sure heads are rolling somewhere at the FCC for approving the marketing of 7-51 antennas as "HDTV Antennas" since it's causing a lot of headaches now. –Cg-realms (talkcontribs) 17:19, 19 July 2009 (EDT)
VHF antennas need to be substantially larger than UHF antennas. The lower the channel, the longer the antenna. A good rooftop antenna (ie. NOT a "HDTV" antenna) should pick up all channels, VHF or UHF. A set of rabbit ears should be extended out fully for best results with VHF channels. For what it's worth, here in the Albany, NY area I have problems with two channels: WXXA and WMHT. The former advertises as Fox 23 but is actually on VHF 7 now, while the later is well into the UHF range. WRGB on VHF 6, WNYT on VHF 12, WTEN on UHF 26, WCWN on UHF 43, and WNYA on VHF 13 all come in rock solid. –Cg-realms (talkcontribs) 1:20, 3 July 2009 (EDT)

DTV Evaluation[edit]

Actually the FCC wants to officially evaluate the transition themselves. Story here. TomCat4680 (talk) 18:20, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Converter box problems[edit]

I don't understand exactly what problem you're having from that thread, but have you tried double rescanning? [ see here ] If so, are you using a set-top or roof top antenna? My local VHF station recommends the Winegard HD7084P HDTV Antenna, but I've had good luck with a simple copper antenna (that spreads out very wide). See here (And yes, my living space is VERY small) –Cg-realms (talkcontribs) 18:13, 6 July 2009 (EDT)

Adding issues in Coupon-eligible converter box[edit]

I think that article needs some double-checking as well as looking through issues in Template:Article_issues#Issues_supported before inserting appropiate isssues to be resolved and deleting unnecessary issues. Right now, do we need to "update" and check for "inappropiate tone"? --Gh87 (talk) 21:29, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi -- Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you. I agree that it's a good idea to combine the Alison/Allison names, if you feel like taking that on, for the same reason that Stacy and Stacey were combined.

Here's what I would suggest for the final result:

  • Alison (name) lists everyone with the given name or surname Alison or Allison, and also includes the history of the name that is currently located there. Create separate sections for the given name and the surname. I was going to suggest creating separate pages for the given name and the surname, but there's a problem in that Alison (given name) already exists, and when I glanced at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anthroponymy to see if there was any hint of the best way to resolve that issue, it looks like the trend now is to put given names and surnames on the same page and just use "(name)" in the title.
  • Alison is a disambiguation page for everything else called Allison or Alison.
  • Allison redirects to Alison.

If this sounds good to you, here's what I would suggest doing:

  1. Merge the disambiguation entries at Allison to Alison, and redirect the former to the latter.
  2. Merge Allison (name) to Alison (name), creating separate sections for the given name and the surname, and redirect the former to the latter. Make sure that Alison (name) is linked from Alison.
  3. Redirect Alison (given name) to Alison (name), which should probably be done in any case.

Let me know if you need more advice. In regard to splitting up the Stacy name page by sections, my advice there is not to worry about it. I think very few name pages are split up like that, and when I looked at the list of people, I think I got the same impression that you did, that it would be very hard to split them up into distinct categories. It seems to me that the best thing to do is just to list them in alphabetical order by last name. Propaniac (talk) 15:42, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

That sounds a lot like how I often find disambiguation pages that need to be cleaned up -- I'll just think of some topic randomly and then I'll think, "I wonder if there's a disambiguation page for that title..." :) And I agree it's really hard to know how an Alison/Allison spells her name. In fact, while I was looking at the pages to respond to your post, I found out that the Elvis Costello song is "Alison" when I always thought it was "Allison," and I probably would have been pretty confused if I went to the Allison page and couldn't find it. Combining them is definitely a good idea. Propaniac (talk) 18:28, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


Yup, that's me on RI. I didn't know about the public comment period so I'm glad you could clear some more things up with that situation. I didn't expect to have to edit the WLS article when I found out about WWAZ's move and that it was going to be related to it, so I had to find a good way to say what I did. But you said it much clearer :). Nate (chatter) 00:45, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


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James C. Marsters[edit]

I got your message and I thank you for creating yout marvelous article. I'll be happy to help you when I get another chanceRaryel (talk) 04:29, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Regarding Weitbrecht, I'm glad you straightened it out. Perhaps there was an inconsistency about exactly what piece of hardware he invented. I believe the teletype itself was already around, but the acoustic coupler was not. But your version appears to be accurate, so let's go with it. As information, I use the Wall Street Journal a lot, because I've always found its news reporting to be very easy to corroborate. Its op-ed pieces are another story for me, but that's open to opinion....Raryel (talk) 23:55, 3 September 2009 (UTC)


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I think if you look at the FCC's records, the CoL for WNOW-FM is still Gaffney, South Carolina. There are records for the station related to Bessemer City, NC, but they're only applications and construction permits at this point. Mlaffs (talk) 19:41, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

We were having a discussion [1] about this. I was told it was Bessemer City now. I never go to unfamiliar web sites at home, although I seriously doubt the FCC site would cause a problem.
But the signal is good now. It HAS to be in Bessmer City if the signal is that good.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:44, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Interesting board — never seen that before. I wouldn't doubt that they've actually moved to a new tower. I think it's just that, for whatever reason, the license hasn't followed yet. I think it must be an FCC thing, though. If you click on the "Station Info" link once you get into their records, it's attached to Bessemer City, but the "Application List" suggests it's still Gaffney. For what it's worth, RECNetworks has them in Bessemer City, although they run off the FCC's database, so that's odd. Mlaffs (talk) 20:01, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Not that I mind...[edit]

...but i noticed you cribbed my "how do I upload a picture of myself" response speech over at WP:NCHD. Maybe we should template it since the question comes up every day or so... --Jayron32 03:35, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

About the deather thing[edit]

I might well have been wrong. I won't delete if you add the deather thing back.Jimmuldrow (talk) 20:23, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

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I'm not sure I know what you're referring to. Do you mean the person that stood in as a body double for "Lex" in the episode "Echo"? If so, it's IMDb, and I don't think you can consider a body double an actual portrayal of Lex Luthor. What they were really doing was doubling as Michael Rosenbaum.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:49, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Lex was listed in the credits? At the end of "Echo", when Oliver is outside (after talking to Clark about wanting to die), he turns around to face his reflection in the glass door. Instead of his reflection, he sees that of Lex's--briefly--before throwing the rest of his drink at the door. That's the only time this season that we've seen an image of "Lex", but even then the face was largely concealed by shadow so that it looked like Michael Rosenbaum, but you couldn't say it for sure. I think because these people are really just acting as body doubles for Rosenbaum--hence why we never actually see their full face--it's the reason why no one is reporting them (beyond IMDb) as "portraying" Lex Luthor in any official capacity. It's kind of like in Friday the 13th, there are like 5 different people who play the killer, because the POV shots of just hands and feet are typically never the person who is playing either Jason or his mother (depending on the film). They didn't really portray the character. Clearly, there's a bit more for Miller and this other guy, as far as what's on screen, but generally unclear shots of the face that are intended to look like Michael.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 21:29, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Why, I'm sure you can handle it. It needs some sources, and maybe tweaking of the words. Other than that, I would just say that in season 9 Tess releases dozens of Kandorian clones, including Zod and Jor-El, who don't have their powers under the yellow Sun.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:24, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: The Game[edit]

Hi. I was going to leave you a note about this, but got caught up doing something else. All this mess started when claimed the deal was official. I believed the story at first even though it didn't quote an official source or anything (which is unusual), but then the show's official Twitter site shot down the story and said if there's a deal, BET will release an official statement. There's also a little blog post about the show which isn't an reliable source by any means, but adds further doubt to the story. I'm a fan of the show as well and I'm crossing my fingers that it'll get picked up but I want to make sure we're reporting on something that is official and true. Pinkadelica 20:59, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Gasolin' - why?[edit]

Couldn't help but notice your recent edit to the article about Gasolin'. Not that I have a problem with it - your edit is perfectly fine - but it stirs my curiosity: How did an American like yourself find your way to this article about what must be for you an obscure Danish band? Just curious, as I am Danish and like most other Danes believe that Gasolin' is the best that ever came out of our country in the rock music genre. And, by the way, the current article doesn't do them justice but I don't have enough time to do anything about it. Cheers. – IbLeo (talk) 18:26, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your interest in my editing. It would be unusual for me to end up editing an article about any rock band. I should probably describe my musical tastes more fully on my user page, but I don't even like what is referred to as "Lite" radio here in the United States. It's too loud.
I made the discovery that people who were editing articles about the American TV series Ugly Betty called Wilhelmina Slater "Wili". Now I don't know if that's the official spelling because I haven't gotten around to doing a search. I had forgotten she had a nickname, but I guess her assistant Marc calls her that. However, I consider it improper to call her "Wili" on Wikipedia and I'm fixing the problem wherever I see it. I decided to see if there was a disambiguation page with the name Wili and found that the name redirected, so I will have to create such a page. In the process of finding all uses of "Wili", I stumbled on numerous references to this band, and inconsistent spelling of his last name, so I did some redirecting and editing to fix the problem.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:41, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
I see. One sometimes gets around to unexpected corners of Wikipedia. On my side I just learned that "Wili" also can be a girl, and who Wilhelmina Slater is, despite the fact that I never watched one single episode of Ugly Betty in my life. Here in France they have the nasty habit of dubbing peoples voices into French and as a consequence I find that the jokes rarely works as they should. Hence I don't watch American TV series although I would probably enjoy them if they were broadcasted with the original English voices, as it is the case in Denmark were I grew up. Thanks for taking your time to satisfy my curiosity, and happy editing! – IbLeo (talk) 18:23, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Wili[edit]

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I updated the all-electronic tolling section in TriEx again to clarify it and cite specific toll roads. The claim that the TriEx is the first all-electronic toll road in the US comes from the N&O (thankfully, one of the articles that only moved, instead of disappearing, in their web site redesign). The exact statement in the N&O, "The combined Triangle Expressway will be the nation's first toll road built without cash collection booths," is not true (that would be the Westpark Tollway), but I think the TriEx is the first to have all of the characteristics mentioned in that paragraph of the N&O article, namely being in the US, built without cash booths, and having license plate billing. Sam8 (talk) 19:33, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Symbols, colors, fonts won't copy into email[edit]

I reposted your question on WP:RD/C, and asked for more information. Depending on what email service or client you use, and exactly what you want to copy, I or someone else may be able to give a more specific answer. --NorwegianBlue talk 15:59, 3 December 2009 (UTC)


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100 N Main St[edit]

I responded at User talk:Triadian#100 North Main Street. :) --Triadian (talk) 23:19, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Dodge Ram[edit]

Hi there. While trivia isn't explicitly forbidden, it is best avoided per WP:TRIVIA, and WP:WPACT in the case of automobiles. Also, the fact that many other articles have trivia does not make it right. They just haven't necessarily been addressed yet. Now, there are some car articles with Advertising/Marketing sections in them, with notable ad campaigns. If this was a really famous/effective commercial, you could consider discussing the commercial in a new section. But a non-notable person in a non-notable ad doesn't justify space in a Wikipedia article, even if it is "interesting" or was mentioned in print somewhere else. --Vossanova o< 20:26, 22 December 2009 (UTC)