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Older StarCraft[edit]

I don't have corsairs, medics and valkyries-like stuff in my StarCraft version. Where it's possible to download the related addon? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:47, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

You want the Brood War expansion. I'm not sure you can buy it by itself, but you can buy a download of Starcraft + Broodwar for $15 at Blizzard's store. Staecker (talk) 01:54, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
To be clear, medics and Valkyries, etc were not a free add-on. They were a sequel you had to buy separately. APL (talk) 17:15, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Greg Giraldo, comedian[edit]

How many children did Greg have? The Wikipedia article says (near the bottom of the article) that he had 3 children "at the time of his death," but in the summary box (top right side) it says he had 4 children. Which is correct? (talk) 07:45, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

It sounds like one of his children predeceased him, so both statements can be correct. The article is well referenced. If you doubt the accuracy of these statements the best place to discuss it would be on the article's talk page where you are more likely to find people familiar with the topic.--Shantavira|feed me 10:03, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
It's also possible that his youngest child was conceived less than nine months before he died, and so was still in utero when he died. Thus when he died he had three children (plus one on the way), then later the fourth was born. (I don't know if this the case, it's just a hypothetical...) Mitch Ames (talk) 02:13, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
He was divorced at the time of his death and there was no posthumous child. In all likelihood, he had only 3 children (that number is mentioned in his NYT obituary) and there is no fourth child to account for (by assuming that child predeceased his father). Unless there's a reliable source for the "4", it ought to be changed. - Nunh-huh 22:26, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Anton Cosmo[edit]

Hi guys,

Is it possible for a contributor to add my article back on wikipedia. There are a large amount of resources from rollingstone magazine to famous vodka. I would appreciate the page and help. I know that we the artists are not allowed to create our own pages. Hopefully you can help.

Thanks Anton —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:14, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

I don't see where Anton Cosmo ever had an article. Anton Cosmo redirects to Boston (band) and always has. There is no log entry for an article by that name being deleted either. If you have reliable sources that show that Cosmo is notable, then bringing it up on the talk page for Boston would be the best way to go about getting an article written. But you should not write it yourself, if you are in fact Cosmo, due to your conflict of interest. Oh, and also, Wikipedia is not here as an advertising medium to "help" artists. We have articles about notable people because they're notable. Not to help them become/remain notable. Dismas|(talk) 11:10, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
The article in question is Anton Cosmo (musician). It was boldly redirected to Boston (band) after a deletion discussion (archived here). If you would like that action reviewed, go via Wikipedia:Deletion review. The redirection took place because there appeared to be insufficient substantial coverage of Anton Cosmo in reliable sources to show that he is independently notable either by Wikipedia's general criteria or criteria for musicians. If you can show such such coverage does exist, you can request the article be restored. Yes, you are correct: as the subject of the article you have a conflict of interest and should not restore it yourself, but you can still request the redirection is looked at again. Without further good-quality citations, though, the result of any review is unlikely to change. Karenjc 11:23, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Ah! Good find, Karenjc. Dismas|(talk) 11:26, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Kyu Sakamoto[edit]


I was watching the video clip on YouTube of Kyu Sakamoto singing his 1963 hit Sukiyaki. It said that the video was from his appearance on the television programme Meet You at Seven. Would anyone know anything about this tv programme and on which date Sakamoto appeared? Thank you.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 16:28, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

We have a not-very-elaborate article at Ushichi jini aimasho, which gives the date as 8 June 1963. It appears to have been a one-shot show rather than a series. Deor (talk) 20:11, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much, my question has been answered.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 08:55, 6 February 2011 (UTC)