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Time for a short wiki break. You're of course welcome to leave me a message but receiving an answer from me could take a while. Later, Yintan.


I am the one whose edit in the article Glorfindel you with admirable efficiency obliterated within 30 seconds. I am, if I may be so bold, a somewhat accomplished student of Tolkien's invented languages. My website on the subject, Ardalambion, has been online for almost 20 years, has enough material to fill several books and has itself been translated into a string of other languages than English. Tolkien himself took the trouble of writing an entire substantial appendix explaining how the names in his constructed languages should be pronounced and accented. This was IMPORTANT to him, and by extension, to me. I do not feel like a random vandal or obsessed geek in this case, though I do understand that this is a special interest field. What I inserted was perhaps only a bit of trivia, but not more so than the reference to the movie "The Martian" is a piece of trivia in the first place. Would you please reconsider a decision that clearly was not a result of very lengthy deliberation? Yours,
Helge K. Fauskanger, Norway
Webmaster of Ardalambion

@ Hi. I reverted your edit for two reasons. One, it was, as you say, trivia. Not all that relevant. Two, it was unsourced trivia (check out WP:SOURCE for more on that). I am not doubting your knowledge, attitude, or accomplishments. That's besides the case. Cheers, Yintan  19:11, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
I will insert into the article an IPA transcript of the intended pronunciation. If it is "unsourced", so are similar transcripts in articles like Túrin Turambar, Galadriel and Sauron (the last of which is, incidentally, at least 40 % my work as it now stands). The basics on pronunciation are already covered on Wikipedia in the article Elvish languages (Middle-earth). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:45, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
@ I'm not going to start an edit war over this but don't be surprised if another editor removes it again. It's still unsourced trivia. Kind regards, Yintan  19:48, 23 October 2016 (UTC)


Dear Yintan, Face-smile.svg
I would feel honoured if you would permit me to add the following userbox on my user page:

Userbox-single.svg This user is a WikiFriend with User:Yintan.

However, please don't hesitate to decline, and I will readily accept—and fully respect—your decision, with good grace. Face-smile.svg
Thank you.
With kind regards, as always;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 21:32, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Of course you can. How could I say no? Face-wink.svg Yintan  22:08, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Yintan! Well, I thought it would have been a bit presumptuous on my part to have gone ahead without first making sure that you were OK with being mentioned in such a userbox. Of course, I was confident you would agree, but it's better to know for sure.
Please keep well and enjoy your break away from the Wiki! Face-smile.svg
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 22:34, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Request for advice.[edit]

Dear Yintan, Face-smile.svg
Please forgive me for intruding after you've indicated you're on a break. But if you see this and can advise without too much time and effort, I'd really appreciate it.
Yesterday, I came across a case where a wikilink had been removed from a list of performers, because only one name was linked. I then send this query to the editor who reverted, but he has not yet replied, even though he's evidently been active since I sent the request.
So, please may I ask you: is there a guideline that stipulates that, in a list, all or none of the entries can be linked, but not one or some? If so, thank you for pointing me to the right place in the WP:MOS, at your convenience. Such a guideline would clearly have profound implications for many articles on bands and recordings.
Thank you very much, Yintan. Face-smile.svg
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 20:09, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

@Pdebee: Hi Patrick. As far as I know "no one else is linked" is no MOS-based reason to revert. There are thousands of lists on WP with blue/red/non-linked entries in them. I don't believe there's an "all or nothing" rule. Yintan  21:14, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
That's interesting; very many thanks for your prompt and helpful reply, as always. Have a good break, when you're finally able to take it. Face-wink.svg Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 21:46, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pdebee: For me, making only a handful of edits a day is a break. Face-wink.svg Yintan  22:36, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I see! Well, have a good one nonetheless. Face-smile.svg Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 23:04, 26 October 2016 (UTC)