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Sandbox[edit]

I am using this space to create my sandbox. MarnetteD | Talk 20:57, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Here is another. MarnetteD|Talk 21:12, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
and one more MarnetteD|Talk 22:13, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Reminders[edit]

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I believe I've dealt with this editor before when he was editing similar articles using a different IP. He made the same "kids who know nothing hassling smart old me" comments. At the time, he claimed to be a University Professor in Media or some such, posting from his office. Of course, his IP info said differently. He was blocked then, and this new instance is blocked. JoeSperrazza (talk) 20:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Here are the links:
JoeSperrazza (talk) 20:41, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for all the info and the links JoeSperrazza. I appreciate you taking the time to do this and it will be good to have it in one place. In the AN report Binksternet supplied the link to a previous ANI discussion seen here Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive887#IP troll 66.102.146.179. Stubbornness or trolling either way it is a shame really. Oh, flunking students that disagreed with you is the opposite of what being and educator is about. Thanks again and cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 21:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
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(talk page stalker) This is User:Nate Speed. Sro23 (talk) 22:19, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Ah - thanks for the explanation P. The flipping out in the edit summaries is familiar. If my memory dredges up any names I'll let you know. MarnetteD|Talk 22:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Excellent Sro23!! Thanks for posting. MarnetteD|Talk 22:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks NinjaRobotPirate. This is all ringing some bells - I think you may have told me about this before. If so I'm glad you refreshed my memory. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 07:23, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

A Newcastle for you![edit]

Newcastle Brown Ale poured in pint glass.jpg Cheers for all the work you've been doing lately on the articles! DonQuixote (talk) 17:18, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks DQ. I realized I hadn't been through our DW articles for a few years and decided it was time to take a journey through Time and Space :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:22, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Yowza. You turned an amber into a nut brown Redrose64. Many thanks :-) MarnetteD|Talk 20:37, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Neutral notice[edit]

This is a neutral notice to all registered editors who have contributed to Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Film over the past year (Sept. 15, 2018-present) that a Request for Comment has been posted here. --Tenebrae (talk) 15:07, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Akane Yamaguchi[edit]

Hello. Help improve the article. Thanks you. Vtukol (talk) 00:45, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello V. I'm not sure what I can do as the subject isn't my forte. I can say that it looks pretty good to me. You could make a request for input and assistance at any of the wikiprojects listed on the talk page Talk:Akane Yamaguchi. MarnetteD|Talk 00:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Raw links[edit]

Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I've been having an issue with Reflinks for a few months ago. I keep getting a python code error when I attempt to use it, and so have had to rely solely on Refill. My apologies for putting you and another editor to having to clean up articles I tag and can't completely scrub. But thanks for taking care of them. Onel5969 TT me 00:37, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your note Onel5969. I hope you are well. Yeah I've seen it go out of service (so to speak) when it is being worked on. At those times it feels like we are trying to fix those pesky bare urls with one hand tied behind our backs :-) No need for apologies - you know working on them helps scratch my wikignome itch. I do appreciate all your efforts here at the 'pedia. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 01:17, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

You might want to see[edit]

WP:ANI#Controversial behaviour at squatting position and maybe [1] from the same editor you reverted at Kneeling. Looks like a sock. Doug Weller talk 16:30, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Doug Weller. I did check a bit of that thread. I was heading off to report the socking but saw that Floq had already applied the block. A crazy Friday so far :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 16:33, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October![edit]

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Greetings!

After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which have been dedicated to creating and improving content that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Join us in this global edit-a-thon, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing participants in the following manner:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Diversity winner
  • Gender-gap fillers
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

RIP Jessye[edit]

Jessye Norman was one of the spectacular voices I've heard. Here is one of her special performances. MarnetteD|Talk 17:04, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Invitation to talk page[edit]

You are invited to the talk page on WP:FILM to discuss the issues with the format of 2019 in film. BattleshipMan (talk) 01:07, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

The Ocean Race[edit]

Usually, after I run ref fill, the "Bare URL" notice is automatically removed. I assumed there was some problem (that I wasn't seeing) which caused it to not be removed. Frequently, someone else comes by, runs ref fill again, and fixes more references. I can't explain it. I don't know how or why, but I have seen it happen. Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 14:37, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

No worries 7&6=thirteen . I've found that there are several different bare url tags and refill isn't programmed to recognize all of them and that can cause them to get left after we've run it. Also the new "Refill 2" misses some that the old refill didn't. Cheers and happy editing to ya. MarnetteD|Talk 17:38, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Jemma Powell[edit]

Thanks for sourcing the article; surely the best outcome. However I'm a little baffled as to how you would justify letting an unsourced BLP sit in main space just because the redirect seems suboptimal. What would have been your solution if no one had seen fit to go find sources? Our policies are pretty specific on avoiding this exact case. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 22:24, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

The redirect was completely baffling Elmidae. This morning I responded to Talk:An Adventure in Space and Time#Problem with a link and, as there is no immediate indication to why the link went to Jack's article, I found the removal of the redirect to be the one way to clear things up for the reader. I then got caught up in dealing with a large number of articles tagged with "bare url need fixing" templates. Mondays can be more than a little busy dealing with those. When I saw your revert I then went to work finding some refs. Please note that the only guideline listed at WP:RPURPOSE that could remotely be applied to JP's article is "Sub-topics or other topics which are described or listed within a wider article" and I did not see it as viable since her career is separate and apart from his and not mentioned in his article at all. Next be aware that sourced to IMDb is not completely unsourced it is just unreliably sourced. When you restored the redirect you returned the article to a state that was IMO suboptimal and that our policies are pretty specific about avoiding. The one thing that would have made the redirect marginally better is if, per MOS:SECTLINK, it had been to Jack Savoretti#Personal life and family then a reader would at least have seen Jemma's name. But that is not what happened. I would also note that their marriage is not sourced in that section and, thus, we are back to the same problem that started this. I do apologize if you find the tone of my reply harsh - that is not my intention. It is always difficult to cover everything in a typed response - especially when pressed for time. Best regards to you and thanks for all your work here at the 'pedia. MarnetteD|Talk 23:05, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Gotcha; thanks for the explanation :) --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 00:00, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
You are welcome E. MarnetteD|Talk 00:27, 15 October 2019 (UTC)