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RE: Scott Storch and your disingenuous reverts.
Sorry Binks, forgot to update this. took this to DR.
I hope I succinctly elucidated your line-of-argument (I think I have, and I do understand your POV, but still I think we need some fresh eyes). StorchBaby (talk) 00:25, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
P.S. is there a way to have a different name showing up in sig but still have the same username? Like I see some guys with funky formatting every time they sign. I want to use StorchedEarth as my sig
I can see your confusion
(I also replied on my own talk page; I prefer you reply there but you can reply here.)
This is about List of one-hit wonders in the United States.
I can see your confusion. I requested to remove anything that was never put in the top 40; you pointed out (and I agree) that isn’t a good idea. The edit I made was not removing songs which never made the top 40; no the edit I made was one done in accordance with Wikipedia policy and consensus. We need to remove entries which do not have two reliable sources saying they are a one hit wonder (as per consensus on that page); I found about 32 entries which relied on a forum posting, which is not a reliable source, as per Wikipedia policy. The edit I made was not disruptive and it was done in policy, but I can see why you’re confused, since I did suggest something else. Samboy (talk) 02:21, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
- That's generous, thanks. Binksternet (talk) 13:54, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
"Via" is not a substitute for the appropriate preposition, verb or verbal phrase!
It's a example of crude, vulgar journalese and you are not going to impose it on articles. I replace it with the appropriate preposition, verb or verbal phrase which improves the syntax of the sentence. You reverted my edits for no good reason. If left to you, all Wikipedia articles would read like articles from "USA Today" or "Variety". I've replaced "via" hundreds of time and not one has been reverted except by you. I'm going to restore my edits again and again and again until you stop vandalizing them! Autodidact1 (talk) 09:47, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
- Via is one of those English words borrowed straight from Latin, like alias and animal. It's a fine word, meaning "by way of" or "through". It's a bit more specific than through, having fewer uses.
- I can see how you might want to change some of the instances of via, to avoid repetition and clunky writing, but don't change all of them. Binksternet (talk) 14:03, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
I think administrator intervention is warranted for Bus stop's actions, so I've opened Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Bus_stop_at_Talk:Oakland_Ghost_Ship_fire.--Jasper Deng (talk) 16:03, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Is Allmusic reliable?
Since Discogs is considered to be unreliable, is Allmusic considered to be unreliable as well? 126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:49, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
- Again, take a look at WP:ALBUMAVOID where it says AllMusic sidebar genres are unreliable but the prose reviews by professional critics are reliable. And just like on Sputnik, user reviews are not reliable. Binksternet (talk) 00:10, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Trouble with article
Hello Binksternet. I'd appreciate it, if you'd have a look at Woody Shaw. There have been a number of pain-in-the-neck edits by 4 ostensibly different numbered editors. Below are the links to their contributions. All of them only edit Shaw, and all of them are very similar. To me this looks like a numbered sockpuppeteer. For openers, do you agree? (Also, your answer to the previous inquiry about All Music clarified an issue for me. Thanks!)
Regards Tapered (talk) 00:46, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
- The numbered editor is back with 4 new counterproductive edits. Can you please restrict the article to registered editors a la Carlos Gardel? I'm amazed that I missed the now restored excision about his death. Regards Tapered (talk) 03:44, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
- It took a long time and a great deal of disruption to get Gardel padlocked. As a non-administrator I'll do what I can to protect Shaw. Binksternet (talk) 12:38, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
- Pardon me, Binksternet. I thought you were an admin. Please let me carry the ball on this one, if you would. Tapered (talk) 03:55, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Beardyman is huge. Guy (Help!) 13:01, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
- Ha! Yeah, the performance was epic. Beardyman worked hard before the event to make sure his sound was as good as possible, which definitely involved sending his high-quality vocal microphone to the subwoofers – a rare thing. The loudspeaker system we used was fantastic, being full of Tom Danley DNA. The top boxes were the seven-driver Servodrive SPL Td1s, and the subwoofers were two big cubes of twin 12" LAB horns. It was one of the clearest, deepest, best-sounding events I mixed. Proud to have been part of it. Binksternet (talk) 13:13, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
I don't really care for this article but it's seems like editors keep removing her birth name off the article, for example here. I not be surprised this from the same editor who keep doing this. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 22:12, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
- Yeah, there are some people with very strong opinions about this, opinions that go against Wikipedia consensus on the issue. I don't think we will ever see the article come to a stable state while listing Sophie's birth name. But since Sophie got famous when the birth name was connected, known and reported, we should list it somewhere in the article. Binksternet (talk) 03:46, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
- I look at several articles on transgender people and they don't have their birth names on their articles either. There should be at least a consensus or RfC on her birth name should be there or not, instead of edit warring. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 23:18, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
- There is no need to have one solution for all transgender people. Some trans folk are fine with people knowing their birth name, some became famous under their birth name, and some became famous at a time when their birth name was connected to their pen name, stage name or new name. Sophie became famous as her birth name was still being reported.
- My basic stance on the issue is that we are an encyclopedia providing answers to our reader's questions. If we don't supply answers to such basic questions as listing a widely reported birth name then we aren't doing our job.
- "Dead-naming" a transgender person is a much more serious problem when the person isn't famous, when the revelation can hurt them. But here on Wikipedia the only biographies we host are on famous people, many of whom have had their personal lives reported in the media. We should follow the example set by high quality media. Binksternet (talk) 04:39, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
- I completely agree with you. This is a encyclopedia, we should keep people birth name in the their articles despite what gender they decided to be. My point is there should be a consensus on the Sophie talk page if people keep removing her birth name off the article. I still think there is one editor using multiple accounts. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 01:07, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Just wondering...might you ever consider ANYTHING I do at Wikipedia to not be "disruptive editing"?
Earliler today, where I noticed the figure for one particular P-80's velocity (the one that was edited), at a time within a decade of a "top velocity" figure that was recorded by an aircraft from a former adversary of the Second World War, I would think that something of that sort might be something potentially worthy of comparison, providing it has a pertinent citation; which did exist for the "top velocity" figure for the adversary nation's rocket fighter from October 1941. Now, to be fair, this is just the very first time I seem to have "run afoul" of yourself, but I've never had any intention of doing anything deliberately "disruptive" of any sort at Wikipedia. Perhaps the edit involving the MiG-8's mention could be considered a "stretch" (which I would have retracted if so-advised), but I've never even heard from you before...I also make every attempt to seek out a decently reliable citation for any revision(s) I post, so I'm not deliberately making "repeated disruptive posts" at any time. I'm simply hoping, with all due sincerity, that you're not someone that actually enjoys doing that sort of thing, because those sorts do exist; and if you've ever "run afoul" of them yourself, you might be able to understand, even slightly, what I've been though on some very rare occasions in my own past.
Thank you in advance,
The PIPE (talk) 23:34, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
- It's you making the comparison, not the sources. That means you were violating the hard policy of WP:No original research.
- You are apparently in the habit of introducing tangential information, without references or by citing a source that does not make the connection. For instance, you added some excess detail about the Fw 190 in the Boeing B-17 article which I quickly removed. In the Martin B-26 article you added an irrelevant link to the USAAF timeline which I quickly removed. I warned you about poor sourcing and violations of NOR in February 2016, September 2016 and June 2017, yet you continue to have the exact same problem. Can you tell me what you plan to do to solve this problem? Binksternet (talk) 00:00, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
- Coincidentally, I had a similar issue with this same user almost exactly one year ago, wherein they used their ow definitions of things to alter properly sourced content while it was featured on the main page. It seems inconceivable that someone who has been editing for 13 years would still not understand WP:SYNTH, but here we are. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:55, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLX, August 2019
You messaged me about someone undoing my edits on the SPLC
I am confused as to what is going on? I posted accurate information and it seems you are saying as long as one person is intent on suppressing that information it will stay suppressed? Everything I wrote was from Either the SPLC, the Washington post, the Attorney General of the USA, and from the people directly. Because it makes them seem less credible and biased it is just not allowed? I have never edited in here before but I have given money and I am getting kind of pissed. The first one I got what I did wrong, and didn't type directly so fixed it. All of it accurate. I can see in the talk page on it that that same guy has kept other people from editing it as well. Seems he is intent on protecting them. Not ok for a public platform. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:54, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
- You are trying to wedge some WP:COATRACK material into the article, and it's a clunky insertion. Your addition did not comply with the WP:Neutral point of view policy. Binksternet (talk) 05:59, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
I was listing more credible sources. For example the part that says it is credible list "cited by a number of scholars" Whereas the not credible say "pundits, politicians, and some of the designated groups" So scholars versus people who could have a bias against the SPLC for non factual reasons. That is not neutral. At all. I cited actual settlements that show they have paid millions as a result, not just people trying to discredit them falsely. I got that from the SPLC website. Actual court cases are far more credible than politicians and the people on the list. The Trump as a tool to gain donations, was in the washington post as a in depth look at both sides. The way it is now is clearly meant to show bias in their favor. Can we get the word scholar in the bottom paragraph as well? Or we just sticking to pundits. Because those are neutral statements. If you would like to type it so it is not clunky you are welcome to do so. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 06:21, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Can you remove unreferenced genre? Thanks. 2402:1980:248:6D9E:E06C:ECE:B1A8:7720 (talk) 16:20, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
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Hello. At User talk:2607:FEA8:80A0:1270:6000:A09A:1CA2:E685 you accused me of using multiple IPs to vandalize You're a Superstar.
While I assume good faith, you're mistaken. I haven't used multiple IPs on the article. Further, I only use different IPs if dynamic assignments by my ISP change automatically over time.
Most importantly, I didn't vandalize the article. I added the article to Category:LGBT-related songs for the category for good reason. Sources that "You're a Superstar" is an LGBT-related song:
• https://www.metroweekly.com/2004/06/simone-denny/ | Lead vocalist on the song performs at a Pride fest and the song is highlighted. Clearly reliable source, website of a major print publication.
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKEamMpSnxM | Lead vocalist performs the song at the 2015 INSPIRE Awards, an awards show for the Toronto LGBT community. Performer introduces it as a familiar song and much of the audience sings along. It's clearly adopted as an LGBT anthem.
• https://yohomo.ca/blog/top-songs-by-queer-torontonians | Listed among "Top Queer Toronto Songs."
• https://itallstartswithasong.wordpress.com/2013/08/ Indirect maybe, but supporting evidence. The first-credited songwriter of "You're A Superstar" tells an interviewer from the Songwriters Association of Canada: "The gay community was a huge backbone globally for our records. Either we would release records for them and all of the DJs and the gay clubs would break them first before or they would crossover. It was like (Toronto radio station) CFNY to clubs. Gay clubs to straight clubs to mobile."
Thanks for your work to better Wikipedia!
--2607:FEA8:80A0:1270:6000:A09A:1CA2:E685 23:38, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Genres of "My Heart Will Go On"
Hi. We have been in a bit of a disagreement about the genres list of the song "My Heart Will Go On", and I think we should talk it out.
My first edit (link here) added the genres of pop, ballad, and soft rock, without me sourcing them. You reverted them. I should have sourced them, and I acknowledge my mistake.
My second edit (link here) re-added the genres from my first edits plus also adult contemporary, this time with sources. There was one source for pop and ballad (trackrecord), one source for soft rock (theawardsconnection), and one source for adult contemporary (rateyourmusic). You "trimmed" this, by removing everything except pop and its associated source.
My third edit (link here) reverted your trimming, as I believe you didn't state enough of a reason for why the genre list needed trimming. You re-revert and accuse me of genre warring. You say that theawardsconnection "does not say this song is soft rock", and that rateyourmusic is unreliable because of WP:ALBUMAVOID. As for theawardsconnection and genre warring, see the two next paragraphs. As for rateyourmusic being unreliable, I was not aware that it uses user-generated content or that it was specifically listed as an example of an unreliable source. I should have known that, and I acknowledge my mistake.
As for saying that theawardsconnection doesn't say the song is soft rock, it does say that. The paragraph starting with "Among Titanic's victories" goes on to say that "[My Heart Will Go On] is pretty much the epitome of '90s adult contemporary, a song that was all but impossible to avoid over the final years of the decade and which still garners heavy airplay on soft rock radio to this day". So theawardsconnection does refer to the song as soft rock. And the same sentence also calls it "the epitome of '90s adult contemporary", so theawardsconnection could feasibly be used as the source for re-adding "adult contemporary" to the genres list now that I know rateyourmusic is unreliable.
Please don't accuse me of genre or edit warring as I have not violated the three-revert rule. The 3RR forbids people from making more than three reverts in 24 hours, rather than three or more, so even if all my three edits were reverts I would not have passed the threshold. And of my edits, only the third was a revert while the first two were an addition and a re-addition.
To summarize: I think it was wrong of you to trim my second edit without explanation, and theawardsconnection does say the song is soft rock. However, I also made mistakes (first by adding genres without sourcing, and then by adding an unreliable source), and I apologize. I have left the article alone for now, and will not edit it for the foreseeable future unless we can reach an agreement. I hope we can resolve this issue and avoid further disagreement. Kind regards, 220.127.116.11 (talk) 09:14, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
- The source theawardsconnection is talking about the song being popular in a radio format. Musical genres are not the same as radio formats. Similar in some cases, but not the same. Binksternet (talk) 16:42, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
born to run
please stop erasing my work. I have plenty of references, I nodded off for 2 hrs — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tillywilly17 (talk • contribs) 10:52, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
I am sorry I am still learning the little stuff
the references I know, I nodded off for 2 hours! sir please i can only do so much at once
sorry i am out of breath
i don't know if i am doing this right
send me email if problem
dave — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tillywilly17 (talk • contribs) 11:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
- At the moment we have a possibly CIR editor using their own knowledge and website as sources. At Born to Run they reinstated material copied from their website but added reliable sources. I've reverted them at several articles. Doug Weller talk 17:03, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
- See their talk page. Doug Weller talk 17:10, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Hi Binksternet. In order to be neutral, equal, and fair to all users involved, I also must warn you that you were engaging in edit warring on Pinkerton (album) by reverting QuestFour in a back-and-fourth fashion without discussion. I know that this user was just blocked for edit warring only a day ago, but it doesn't mean that we can instantly discredit their edits, nor does it allow us to repeatedly revert QuestFour because they now have "a record". ;-) Please be careful with disputes like this in the future... I don't want to see you blocked over something silly like this. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:00, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
- Thanks for your thoughts. Binksternet (talk) 17:18, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
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Another TP sock?
I present you with Brandnewflipflops. Also blocked 2601:680:c800:3fc4::/64. Graham87 04:48, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- Sure looks like it. Good block. Binksternet (talk) 04:51, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- All of these are related to Tanner Goethals, TannerGoethals3, TannerGoethalsWiki and 18.104.22.168. Binksternet (talk) 05:00, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Hello Bink, I hope you are having a nice summer, you deserve it for being the responsable one and taking the role of sysop at that Tesla discussion. For me it has been very disapointing to see the indifference most others have been having, and, no doubts, it´s that lack of response and apparent tolerance that have been providing him motivation to continue like that. To me, this seems to be one real major problem, and I have been amaised to see that it has not been considered as such. A nationalistic POV-pusher in an extremelly sensitive area, the Balkans, where tolerance is already minimal, has been blocked and banned, however, he announced he has a program allowing him to alter his IP and subsequently evade blocks and bans, so he will be using it regardless of anything told and done. The ban was about 2 years ago and he has been editing activelly during the entire time. He recognises no authority, and is a vandal in its purest form, has no interest in improving Wikipedia, just introducing his POV. I tried to speak reasonably with him. He will not change and will also not give up. I was ignoring him for long, but that is not a solution, just as is not entering into edit-wars with him, and you saw by yourself how he restores his edits knowing its impossible to do him nothing. I honestly don´t know how to fill SPY reports, I refuse to loose time with that, that is not what Wikipedia should be about, and in that case I could learn to make SPY reports and would spend the entire day chasing him. Again, not a solution. I have been an editor for over a decade now and will probably edit for life, I love this project. I probably coudn´t, but anyway it was never my intention to be an admin, but I do feel very interested in the overall functioning of the project. In that sense, Asdisis case is by far the worst case of ban evasion I have ever seen, and one case which seems to have no solution. Is it possible? Can I help somehow? FkpCascais (talk) 18:47, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
- I am not an administrator but as an experienced editor I can recognize Asdisis when he jumps back into his Croatian Tesla nonsense. Perhaps it is time for us to make a page about Asdisis at WP:LTA, a page similar to Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Techno genre warrior from Greece.
- One thing you can do is stop answering his discussion points and instead remove them when you see them. If we remove his posts while leaving an edit comment linking to Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Asdisis then we can keep removing his posts without violating the WP:3RR policy. It's a form of WP:EVADE where you can remove any edits from a ban evader. Binksternet (talk) 19:20, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
- I was so convinced you were an admin I didn´t even checked! Yes, you made great sugestions there. He clearly fits into that profile. He is a user with a point who takes it as a mission and wan´t give up. The thing is that his mission about Tesla is not so much of a nonsense. In Croatia there has been a wide belief Tesla was somehow "theirs" and Serbs "took him away", that ends up being important, as an encyclopedia, to keep his article free of bias. They seem to be planning to make Tesla their main theme at EXPO 2020. There would be nothing wrong there, unless their case wasn´t about somehow officializing his Croatization. I honestly don´t believe his account is a naive one, but I am still wanting to believe things have not gone that far and that he is somehow someone naive just wanting to push his beliefs into here. Whatever it is, it still makes same damage here. He has been editing a wide range of Croatian and regional articles, allways somehow fitting the idea Croatia existed and ruled Tesla places at that time. I will read all policies better and see if and how could we solve this and have it as model for solving this kind of problem. FkpCascais (talk) 21:48, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi Binksternet, you left me a warning here accusing me of both vandalism and of using multiple IP addresses; as a regular Wikia contributor I of course respect the need for warnings, but this one was very premature. I only made one edit to the Bauhaus page last night, not to vandalise but to make note of the band coming back together in November. Another anonymous user may have may have made the same edit as me, but that was not me making the same edit with another IP address. -- 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:55, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- Sorry, I had you confused with someone else. Binksternet (talk) 13:59, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
- It's no problem, if I were in your shoes I would have most probably assumed the same. -- 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:21, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Any thoughts on this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Mr._Bungle#The_Death_Metal_Strikes_Back. Lynchenberg (talk) 13:42, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
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What is this? You're on my talk page threatening to block me and you've outright deleted a segment of the Stallman article that four different people spent the day going back and forth about. The article's got citations and all the other jazz everyone was griping it didn't have when I started; if you have a nitpick with it it's your job to make it better, not outright annihilate it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:11, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
- There's no other elegant place to put this, but: The entire PDF dump of Stallman's emails is also hosted on a Vice News article, making them items that have been hosted and commented on by an external and reliable source. I originally cited Vice, but another user removed it as being not a good source. The state of the article as you then found it was based on my bringing it into compliance with previous complaints that it was too hostile to Stallman and the sources weren't good enough, so I duly included sources the other editors felt were 'good'.
- I do think that under the hood of all the sourcing complaints I was getting (and am still getting) is a basic bias to be positive towards Stallman. I've said so. Repeatedly. I would be interested in any clarification on what exactly constitutes good sourcing, since I have plenty of secondary sources on this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:27, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
- Wikipedia has decided to hold a systemic "bias" against too much negativity on biographies of living persons; the stance is described at WP:BLP. A persistent group of Stallman fans on Wikipedia are in favor of the most positive spin possible about Stallman, and they hover 'round related articles to make sure. This is the stonewalling you see. For this group, no source will be sufficient if it says Stallman said A but Stallman self-published a denial at B. Binksternet (talk) 15:38, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
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Your false accusation of 'harassment'
I'm not sure you how you convinced that semi-retired admin to leave the ominous and threatening "harassment" warning on my talk page, but you know full well that I've engaged in absolutely ZERO "purposeful and blatant" harassment of you. I only left you a boilerplate edit warring notice, as required. I'd suggest you review WP:AOHA, especially the part about false accusations. We're involved in a dispute, and apparently an edit war. Try to conduct yourself like an adult as we work through the dispute resolution process. Bullying me with false accusations of harassment isn't going to help your cause; shame on you for going there. Really disappointing. From now on, stay off my talk page and I'll stay off yours. Dharmabumstead (talk) 04:21, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
- I had no contact with FlightTime about you, so your assumption is wrong about me supposedly working against you in back channels. Unfortunately, your wrong assumption along with this belittling message demonstrates that you do not think I am editing in good faith. Binksternet (talk) 04:29, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
- He just spontaneously decided to issue me a dire warning about 'blatantly' harassing you out of the blue, without any justification whatsoever? Interesting.
- The way you've conducted yourself so far in the dispute over the SACD article along with the wildly incorrect assertions and belittling comments you made about me in your response to the dispute resolution discussion seems to demonstrate that you're not 'editing in good faith'. My sole interest in changing that page is to make it better; you're acting like an imperious bully who's taken umbrage that some upstart Wikipedia newb is daring to challenge you on something. Stop it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dharmabumstead (talk • contribs) 04:46, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
- FlightTime's reason for warning you would best be explained by FlightTime. I have nothing to do with it.
- Good faith editors can differ on how to "make it better", but removing a well-cited and prominent negative thing from the lead section is almost always a violation of WP:Neutral point of view. This is one of those cases. Binksternet (talk) 05:09, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
- Putting it in the lead is not only incredibly ugly and clunky from a writing perspective but violates WP:NPOV and seems completely unnecessary (see WP:UNDUE)...unless, perhaps, one has a personal bias that wants it to be one of the first things a reader sees when they go to that page. Our disagreement seems to boil down to the necessity and motivation of putting it there in the first place - no other wiki aricle on audio formats does that. Anyway, I've stated my reasons - and backed them up with secondary sources, per your request - in the talk section of the disputed article (as well as in the dispute resolution discussion). Let's discuss it there, and let's see what how the dispute resolution process works out. Dharmabumstead (talk) 05:16, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
- One more thing: I have *zero* "professional associations" with "audiophiles". What makes you claim that I do? I'm a technical writer in an unrelated industry, and I've got no financial stake in the audio industry. I am a (skeptical, practical) audiophile, and own a fair number of SACDs (like any audio format, some are great, some are merely OK, and some are horrible). The only thing that made me go look at (and edit) the SACD page is that someone (who I do not know) on another site complained that the lead of article made it seem awfully biased. Dharmabumstead (talk) 05:28, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Why are you reverting repeated edits listing Bauhaus as active in 2019, when in the very article it states the band is planning two shows in November? P.S. Those of us making these edits are not "deliberately introducing false information" or vandalizing, as you claim. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:37, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXI, September 2019
If you want to report OneofJessieJheartbeat (talk · contribs) please file e new report at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/MariaJaydHicky. The report you added it to had already been acted on and closed. Cabayi (talk) 17:40, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
||The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
|This is for your valuable efforts for countering Vandalism and protecting Wikipedia from it's threats. I appreciate your effort. You are a defender of Wikipedia. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 14:49, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
- !Gracias! Binksternet (talk) 04:11, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi, is inclusion in the 2017 billboard latin music awards finalists enough to claim notability? Yomil y el Dany is supported only by that. Hydromania (talk) 00:40, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
- No. You can nominate the article for deletion.
- If, as they claim, the artist was notable for pioneering a musical genre, they would be worthy of an article, but so far trapton is nothing big. Binksternet (talk) 00:55, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
RE: ring modulation
Your idea of “gobbledygook” is what the thing actually does. It doesn’t “blend” anything, the LO port chops the RF to IF port path flipping the polarity whenever the LO goes through a zero crossing. The ring of diodes doesn’t have to be diodes, they can be FETs anything that switches on/off, and it’s not a bridge diode drawn funny. The diode ring doesn’t actually actually have to be a ring, the mixer designed for AWACS in the 70’s arranged the balun transformers differently so all 4 diodes go to ground. For maintainability, they had to be in little bullet shaped packages under screw covers on the sides so they could be swapped out if damaged by an Electro-Magnetic Pulse. It’s nice that people who don’t understand the details can seize on the name of a component like “ring diode” and attach meaning to it. It’s not a good idea to think that it’s a substitute for actual knowledge.
You’re an audio engineer, which means that, like everyone else who hasn’t worked as an RF or microwave engineer, what you know about double balanced mixers comes from a half-accurate junk articles and stuff written by ham radio enthusiasts who are long on enthusiasm and short on details. I’m a Ph.D. E.E who did RF new product development, including a lot of RF hybrid double balanced mixers, the expensive ones that the Mini-Circuits cheapies pictured on the article page were designed from, back when that was the state of the art.
If you feel something more approachable would have made the content accessible, I agree.
If you think Wikipedia should remain a collection of ignorant twaddle written to keep ignorant fools just as they are, you’re doing a great job. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PolychromePlatypus (talk • contribs)
- Lovely to hear from you, too.
- PolychromePlatypus, the first big problem I had with your change to the article was that you wrote opaque technical jargon into the first paragraph. The second big problem was that you expanded the lead section instead of expanding the article body. (The lead section is supposed to summarize the article body, not introduce new ideas.) The third problem is that you are taking personal knowledge and writing it into Wikipedia, which is against the hard policy of WP:No original research. What people should do is add text based on WP:Reliable sources published in books, magazines, technical papers and so on, citing those sources for WP:Verifiability. Binksternet (talk) 01:08, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Hey Bink. Could I ask you to check the source added here for me. It won't open on my PC but it could be my browser. FWIW, I'm pretty certain this is our old friend Gho$tkiller/Aerobicthyme/Methodmaster... Just waiting for them to drop their guard. Robvanvee 05:17, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- The cited source does work on my computer and it supports every change that was made in the linked edit. I will help keep an eye on the situation. Binksternet (talk) 07:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- Much appreciated. Yeah, my spider senses were right about him previously and they are tingling again. Robvanvee 08:22, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- Here's an interaction chart with the socks. Binksternet (talk) 14:27, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- That's a pretty cool tool. So what does this mean? Are they possibly matches based on their mutual article edits? Robvanvee 14:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- It takes a while to find similarities in style, but you can sift out stuff like the same date change in the same article. Binksternet (talk) 17:43, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- Cool, I'll go over it when I've got some time. As always, much appreciate your help man. Robvanvee 19:57, 20 September 2019 (UTC)