User talk:Xezbeth

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b. → born?[edit]

Hi User:Xezbeth, how come the "b." abbreviation in Taberner page needs to be changed to "born"? Why not change the "No. overall" on SpongeBob SquarePants (season 11) page to "Number overall"? If it's wrong to have the "b." there instead, then Maiorana page is only one I can think of that still uses the "b." abbreviation, thanks.--Theo Mandela (talk) 08:21, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

It's a pointless template. "Born" is not a long word, shortening it has no benefit and a template with a tooltip is even less useful. —Xezbeth (talk) 13:05, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough User:Xezbeth, only pages that use that underlined "b." now, by the way, are Trump (surname) and Maiorana, but it won't let me edit Maiorana and Trump is a pretty big page, who knows who's watching is all I'm saying. And I do now know what you mean, because all the other surname pages just use born.--Theo Mandela (talk) 17:22, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

User:Xezbeth--Theo Mandela (talk) 17:23, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Gee (surname) b.[edit]

Hi User:Xezbeth, just letting you know that Gee (surname) still uses b. and c. templates, thanks.--Theo Mandela (talk) 06:51, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Helpful contribution[edit]

Hi User:Xezbeth, could you make a contribution to Maiorana page please? That the name is Norman French in origin, this source Della Calabria illustrata says something like: the name changed from Marogana (or Marogano) to the more easily pronounceable Maiorana (or Maiorano), possibly influenced by folk etymology (page 326). On that page the book also states that the fleur-de-lis in the coat of arms of the family also indicates a Norman origin. I just don't do edits on that scale, because more than likely no one will edit the page for many months, leaving my mistakes (that become Wikipedia's mistakes) on show. Hope you can help, thanks. --Theo Mandela (talk) 17:21, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

I can't read Italian. If your source contradicts what's in the article then I see no problem with rewriting it. —Xezbeth (talk) 17:43, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks User:Xezbeth, I can't read Italian either, you could ask User:Lambiam, who gave me this reliable source because I was explaining to them that the coat of arms for the family (here [1]) is Norman, not Italian, and they confirmed it. I know you're experienced with writing surname articles, but here are some examples of Norman surname pages: Molyneux, Banister (surname). Thanks again.--Theo Mandela (talk) 19:35, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

How's it going?[edit]

By the way, User:Xezbeth you've got the go-a-head to make that edit to Maiorana, how is it going? Please let me know 👍--Theo Mandela (talk) 21:18, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

I never said I would do anything. I rarely add content to articles as it is, let alone when other people tell me to. —Xezbeth (talk) 10:04, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
User:Xezbeth, Not telling you, asking because I know you've done surname articles before and here I've gave you the info, just need it to be phrased right (I wouldn't be good at that). User:Lambiam's right with you doing it, Molyneux and Banister (surname) are good examples of Norman name article layouts.--Theo Mandela (talk) 11:35, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

12 years of adminship, today.[edit]

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Wishing Xezbeth a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 15:10, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

page review[edit]

User:Xezbeth, I made an edit to Maiorana page and hope you can have a look at it and make changes if needed, not sure if links are need in "surname" and "Norman French" for example, but if you can correct any mistake I made, follow example of good surname pages please like: Evans (surname)Howard (surname) --Theo Mandela (talk) 04:22, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Removed the references[edit]

User:Xezbeth, I'm done with Maiorana page, but have removed the references from your last version, is this ok? Thanks--Theo Mandela (talk) 06:31, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 5 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the original draft for the light novel series Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World was over 1,000 pages and had to be significantly cut? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 05:19, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Links on surnames[edit]

Hi User:Xezbeth, do you know what the rules are for links on surname articles? What should and what shouldn't be linked? Fisher (surname) has no links, but Maiorana has loads, thanks.--Theo Mandela (talk) 20:12, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

It's the same as any other article. If there's a relevant article on a given term and it isn't a common word per WP:OVERLINK, then it should probably be linked. There's nothing in the lead for Fisher (surname) that I would consider linking though. —Xezbeth (talk) 05:50, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
User:Xezbeth, does that mean that on Maiorana for example, the "Italian" and "surname" don't need links? I noticed some surname articles link "surname" itself and the national origin, and others don't?--Theo Mandela (talk) 12:28, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
I do not link them personally, but others do. It's not something that I'm going to make an effort to unlink. —Xezbeth (talk) 12:32, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
User:Xezbeth, I think you did unlink "surname" on Taberner though, is it important or not I mean? Thanks--Theo Mandela (talk) 12:34, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
It's not important. —Xezbeth (talk) 12:36, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

For Your Viewing Pleasure[edit]

Here's where I originally found the paleontological chimera article Chimera (disambiguation)--Mr Fink (talk) 16:10, 7 July 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for dealing with Spindel (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)! — JJMC89(T·C) 20:48, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Class for given name articles[edit]

Hi Xezbeth, I'm a bit intrigued by your mass changing of class at various given name articles, for example [2] and [3]. Is this something that has been agreed anywhere, for example at Wikipedia:WikiProject Anthroponymy? If not, I think you should revert the changes and discuss it. Ordinarily an page on a human name is regarded as an article, because such names are usually encyclopedic in their own right, and there is some prose written about them. This applies even if quite a large chunk of the article is actually devoted to listing notable people with that name. However, if there has been an agreement somewhere to alter this convention, then please let me know. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 13:25, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

I can't recall a formal discussion. There probably isn't one, since you're the only person in five years who's cared enough to ask me about anthroponymy project classes. Both of those articles look like lists to me. But if you disagree then feel free to revert on articles with lots of prose, I won't argue about it. —Xezbeth (talk) 15:46, 28 July 2017 (UTC)