User talk:Vranak

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Of apples, Apples, and requested moves[edit]

Hi, Vranak. Regarding a couple of your posts at the closed discussion here (which I sort of lost track of), I can't speak for Falcadore but as for me, I'm well aware we weren't voting. My oppose was per Zzyzx11, as I stated. When another editor has already explained something perfectly well, it is a Wikipedia convention to support or oppose per their explanation. Doing so saves time and allows the editor closing the discussion a quick way to assess where one's support or opposition stems from without forcing them to read a rewording of the same thing. As for my further comment, I'm sorry you found it less than helpful, but I didn't say a word about liking the company. Rivertorch (talk) 17:50, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that – it was my first participation in that kind of discussion and I think I may have been a bit hasty. Vranak (talk) 18:12, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
No worries. It ended up being an excellent discussion with good points from both sides and no angry words—a happy event around here! Rivertorch (talk) 21:24, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country[edit]

Hello, What happened here ? Just an FYI Mlpearc (powwow) 03:44, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Good grief, that was not intended. I'll fix it right away, if you haven't already. Thanks for the heads up. Vranak (talk) 03:47, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
No problem I figured it wasn't your intention that's why I didn't revert it Face-tongue.svg Cheers. Mlpearc (powwow) 03:49, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

Hi Vranak, you left a message for me a month ago regarding "most searched for red links". There is a Wikipedia:Most missed articles, which lists the most searched-for terms (in 2008), which are not article titles. There is also a Wikipedia:Most wanted articles, which lists redlinks by number of occurences. Hope this helps. --Oldak Quill 14:25, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Vranak (talk) 15:11, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Recent content removal on Murder of Selena[edit]

Hello, I reverted your edits and opened a community discussion. Please join here. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 22:17, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Rageahol listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Couldn't Stand the Weather[edit]

While I couldn't find sources, I found a listing for PPAN39304 on eBay. Odd eh? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 04:58, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

I just thought it was a really peculiar 'track title' and sort of out-of-place on a standard, common English Wikipage. Vranak (talk) 05:01, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
You're not alone. I found it odd too. But unless there is a source, I don't think it needs to be there. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 05:03, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh wait... are you saying that you didn't add that part yourself? Vranak (talk) 05:20, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I haven't added it back. Stiki popped your removal, I passed it as innocent. Till I find a reliable source, I doubt think I am going to add it anytime. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 05:24, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia. We always appreciate when users upload new images. However, it appears that one or more of the images you have recently uploaded or added to an article, specifically User:Vranak, may fail our non-free image policy. Most often, this involves editors uploading or using a copyrighted image of a living person. For other possible reasons, please read up on our Non-free image criteria. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. See WP:NFCC#9. --Stefan2 (talk) 14:47, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

It's not an article, Stefan, it's a user page. And don't copy-and-paste policy, talk to me like a human being. Vranak (talk) 16:42, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Speaking to you as a human being, then: if you break Wikipedia's copyright policy again, you will be blocked. If you believe the policy is wrong, you're more than welcome to propose a change to it, but until and unless it is changed you must follow them. If you cannot or will not follow policy, then Wikipedia cannot allow you to continue to edit, it's that simple. - The Bushranger One ping only 22:54, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
You guys are are so enslaved to 'the rules'. It's rather disconcerting. I wonder the psychological basis for it is. We'll get to the bottom of it, sooner or later.
And another thing: it's unseemly and rather inhuman to be dropping threats like you just did there. Civilized society welcomes you anytime you're ready to join. Vranak (talk) 01:54, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
First, that's not a 'threat'. It's a statement that if you break a Wikipedia policy with legal considerations, you will be blocked. If you don't, you won't. Secondly, you might want to reconsider your making personal attacks against other editors. - The Bushranger One ping only 09:53, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Fine. I'm really not happy about this all (you and everyone else's slavish adherence to policy), but I suppose I'd be well-advised to simmer down for a while instead of firing off any more incensed replies. Vranak (talk) 10:35, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
It's one thing to try an change policy that is driven by community discussion, but policies that come down from the Foundation which have legal ramifications for the Foundation are a one way street. We follow them or we're out. It's that simple. Blackmane (talk) 09:14, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I understand that. I come at it from a different angle though, instead of asking "What if they sue?" I'm asking "Why would they sue?". It seems really unlikely considering the nature of what it is I was doing with the album artwork. It's more like free advertising, from my perspective. But I do appreciate that everyone prefers to stay absolutely positively on the right side of the law, at all times, no matter what, so I am backing down on this issue for now. Vranak (talk) 12:10, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

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She-Ra academic analysis[edit]

I found some legit academic analysis of She-Ra I was wondering if you could expand on it please? Dwanyewest (talk) 13:14, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Awesome! What have you got? Vranak (talk) 14:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

This below

If you can refine it I would be most grateful. Dwanyewest (talk) 18:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Still waiting on any input regarding She-Ra#Reception Dwanyewest (talk) 01:08, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
I find the notion that She-Ra was somehow a worse role-model than He-Man to be patently offensive and misogynist, not to mention ludicrous. As I remember it (and the last time I watched these shows I was about five years old), He-Man was a bit of a dunce, while She-Ra had more finesse and intelligence. And as for LGBT relevance, that's not my forte. Vranak (talk) 02:31, 22 February 2015 (UTC)


Nevertheless I think Andrade, Jessica. (2003) “The Gender Politics of Female Action Heroes in Television and Films.” Bachelor's thesis, University of Washington which can be found online for your own personal reading will interest you regarding She-Ra. Dwanyewest (talk) 20:37, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm gonna be frank with you. I'm not as interested in this topic as I was when I posted to the She-Ra talk page, which may have been around six years ago now. I'm not interested in doing any work on the topic. Sorry if this is a disppointment. Vranak (talk) 03:23, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Acceptable sources listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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October 2014[edit]

Information icon Please do not add commentary or your own personal analysis to Wikipedia articles, as you did to Abdullah II of Jordan. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. Thank you. Dl2000 (talk) 15:32, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

It's actually a direct quote from the cited article, sir. Vranak (talk) 17:22, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Recent edit to Abdullah II of Jordan[edit]

Information.svg Hello, and thank you for your recent contribution. I appreciate the effort you made for our project, but unfortunately I had to undo your edit because I believe the article was better before you made that change. The citation is from the BBC, and doesn't include this language, merely stating that he is an avid fan. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. Thank you! Onel5969 (talk) 17:37, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I missed the fact that there was another citation in that section. The part about him being a 'massive' Star Trek fan was taken from the other source, here[1]. I wash my hands of the issue, do with it what you will. Vranak (talk) 18:00, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

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Orange[edit]

As a french speaker, I am sure that the sense of ce pauvre peuple intimates a people as a whole, as a nation, treated in the singular case and thus Orange meant THIS poor people/country. Le Sanglier des Ardennes (talk) 21:58, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

I know, but this is the English version of Wikipedia and the sentence as you have it does not make grammatical sense, it simply does not work. I will defer to your judgement on the French version as I am a rank amateur in that language and would not presume to tell you anything. Please consult with any other native English speaking colleagues you may have to verify my claim. Vranak (talk) 22:29, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
Would “this poor nation” work? That’s the sense of people here as I see it. I did ask as you suggested; people can be used as a singular noun – the people ARE going to rise…this people IS going to rise. Le Sanglier des Ardennes (talk) 23:34, 4 July 2016 (UTC)