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Is/was test[edit]

What do you make of Bulkington with that test? There is Bulkington, Warwickshire, Bulkington, Wiltshire, Bulkington Pass, a character, Moby Dick (1998 miniseries)#Cast and Louis Phillips (author)#Poetry (maybe the same as one of the last 2). Although I'm not convinced its useful for Willingale (since the people referenced there appear to have been refereed to to with their first name at the beginning) it seems in this case that since we have at least 2 uses of "Bulkington" and more without articles and the pass that maybe we should have a DAB. Crouch, Swale (talk) 11:55, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

The Moby Dick character "Bulkington is" comes up first and most. In ictu oculi (talk) 12:05, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
See Talk:Bulkington#Requested move 23 January 2019. Crouch, Swale (talk) 12:27, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

RfC discussion on List of 2017 articles that is really about proper use of Wikipedia:Article size. Requesting your time because I think a guideline is being misused[edit]

Please, I need your input. I know I asked earlier and you did not provide feedback, but I am worried about the actions of two editors.

There is a conversation about splitting an article because of its size, but I don’t care which way you would vote on if it should be split or not. My issue is that the other editor and a companion-in-arms are misusing, mistranslating Wikipedia:Article size. These two are reducing the size of the largest articles in Wikipedia, which sounds like a noble goal, but when I asked what limit there should be on an article size, the response was 100 kB characters. The Wiki-guideline does state that readable prose should be less than 100 kB, but readable prose is the article minus citations, lists, tables, footnotes, and images, so I find the interpretation dangerous. The other editor said to get articles down in size, a yearly list could be cut down in half, in quarters, or even monthly. I cannot picture the easy usage of lists that is divided by month for multiple years. The guideline mostly states lists and tables are excluded from the guideline, so my objection to the split is that there is no justification except a misused guideline.

Basically, I think these two editors are going beyond being useful in improving Wikipedia and are moving into damaging Wikipedia, so I would like you to come to Talk:List of 2017 albums#Request for comment, read the discussions in the two section above it, especially Talk:List of 2017 albums#Redux, and provide feedback. I do not care if you say split or oppose, but to me the discussion is not about the split but the misuse of the Article Size guideline, and I want your and others I respect feedback on the conversation and the proper use of the guideline. Mburrell (talk) 02:53, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

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Shining Brow (opera)[edit]

On 17 August 2017, you redirected "Shining Brow" to "Shining Brow (opera)". At this date, there is no other article named "Shining Brow" ... perhaps the redirect should be reversed? Scarabocchio (talk) 14:14, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

I've popped it back, but really a hatnote to the poet is required. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:26, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Intrigued, I looked up Taliesin, but there's no mention of Shining Brow ... (?) Scarabocchio (talk) 14:39, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Mary lePage[edit]

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Question[edit]

Is this or this along the lines of what you've been wondering about? If so, it's actually pretty remarkable consistency. Dekimasuよ! 03:38, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Second question, is this the other thing you've been wondering about? I'd think it was unfortunate, but it's what I guessed, and then found that diff. Dekimasuよ! 04:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Ugh. Dekimasuよ! 04:54, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Dekimasu: I hadn't pinned it down with such accuracy, but basically yes, it was clearly someone's sock. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:09, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Welcome back. The second one I've taken care of myself now, but the first one was originally caught by you a few years ago, so I thought you might have noticed the similarity and would be better at filing the SPI. Dekimasuよ! 18:26, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
A bit fatigued for filing a full SPI - here's another obvious one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Lovesaver but again not sure which of the usual suspects returning In ictu oculi (talk) 08:29, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Right, actually that's who I was referencing with the links in the first post of this section. But if you're not sure, then I can leave it be for now. Dekimasuよ! 00:59, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

The Orderly (1913 film)[edit]

Can you check this one please? I think you may have meant The Orderly (1918 film). Regards. PC78 (talk) 10:06, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes, thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:04, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.17[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Andrew Synnott[edit]

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Notability not shown - one news source, not about him per se and the other is slight bio in the program of the opera mentioned in the news item. Fails WP:COMPOSER

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Osmodrama[edit]

Thank you for calling my attention to the AFD. It looks not so much like original research as a probable conflict of interest in promoting the technology. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:17, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Neither the genre nor the technology behind it seems like it is likely to have much popularity, for various reasons including that primates have a relatively poor sense of smell compared to other mammals. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:21, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Diacritics for airports in Vietnam?[edit]

Do you have an opinion on diacritics for airports in Vietnam? Some titles have them but most don't. —  AjaxSmack  21:20, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

I'd have thought where there's no "International" Đông Tác is better than Dong Tac - which isn't helpful for anyone wanting to know whether to read Đ or Yong Tac. But It might be better to avoid stirring up a new anti-diacritic lobby. As Talk:Sobibór_extermination_camp#Requested_move_14_March_2019, Talk:Raul_Julia#Requested_move_8_December_2018 show, collective memory of consensus 7 years ago has dimmed and the attraction of tabloid font sets remains powerful. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:11, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Lower Decks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Cleanup of dab pages[edit]

You make some beneficial changes to Iris a few days ago, but also several damaging ones, among them:

  • You left the page with a broken header, with an extra equals sign floating.
  • You made "Fictional entities" a sub-head of "Film and television", which it is not - many of those entries are not from film and TV; the point of a "fictional entities" subsection is for entries that span different types of media.
  • You put Iris (mythology) under people. There is a long-standing consensus not to list fictional and mythical beings with real people.
  • Hatnotes are valuable when there are entries that might be found in multiple sections; don't remove them without good reason.
  • Sections and subsections should be in alphabetical order unless there is a good reason to do otherwise. The page is supposed to help people find the article they want easily.

I've left you a message once before about being more careful with your large dab edits. We have a guideline and supplement to help. I don't mind cleaning up mistakes, but I don't like to see that I'm cleaning up after the same person repeatedly. —swpbT • go beyond • bad idea 19:02, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for this, this is useful. In ictu oculi (talk) 19:42, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital#Requested move 5 May 2019[edit]

@In ictu oculi: you have no rights to close this requested move and decide whether the related pages are moved or not, because you are the opposer of this requested move. Only uninvolved page movers or administrators of the requested move can close the requested move and decide whether the related pages are moved or not, but others can't. In addition, an requested move is usually opened for one week (7 days). However, you closed this requested move only 3 days later this requested move is proposed. Thus, your behaviour is wrong, and this requested move should be reopened. 167.179.111.179 09:52, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

This user is obviously the same as 165.22.192.0/18, already blocked. 167.179.64.0/18 is now blocked as well. Favonian (talk) 10:19, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Favonian. In ictu oculi (talk) 18:42, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Isares[edit]

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Possible editing error[edit]

It looks like the first part of this edit at Talk:San Felipe de Jesús might some sort of copy-paste error, or it needs a signature. I'm going to apply the {{unsigned2}} template to it so that it has a signature. —BarrelProof (talk) 00:00, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.18[edit]

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Image addition[edit]

Hello, could you help me out and add the poster image for this film article linked below, I can't seem to do it, thanks. As I recall you added the cover image for the novel Lucky Boy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_(2018_American_film)

The film poster is found here in the link below.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6068554/

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Detainment (film) per Lugnuts[edit]

What the Detainment (film) per Lugnuts – please be more careful... this kind of move wastes my time! wbm1058 (talk) 15:36, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Tell me why I shouldn't move Detainment (2018 film) back to Detainment (film). wbm1058 (talk) 15:39, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
As you could see from my edit history I was interrupted causing the error and causing me to go offline for several hours. A tech move has already been put in. In ictu oculi (talk) 19:49, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
OK, thanks, and sorry for getting a little bitey. I kind of figured a little while after I posted here that you might have had an offline interruption, but I hesitated to revert you because you often find other films/songs/etc. with conflicting titles and I didn't know whether when you returned you would be adding a link to another film named Detainment. wbm1058 (talk) 13:03, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
And thanks for cleaning up (disambiguating) the links... in hindsight, it's kind of funny that you were unexpectedly "detained" while working on "detainment". Best, wbm1058 (talk) 13:33, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
No problem. The interruption was something very serious, but fortunately with a quick happy resolution. :) In ictu oculi (talk) 15:14, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

1948[edit]

Thanks for your input at the debate on the titles of the 1947-49 Palestine war pages. This has been an impossible problem in wikipedia for more than a decade, and the subject of multiple discussions. I was too hasty in trying a single-answer vote, and as discussed here with Snowfire, we (Bolter21 and I) have worked to refactor the discussion to build a clearer picture of people’s views. If you could find 10 minutes further for this topic, please review the background of the wider debate at Talk:1947–1949 Palestine war/Name and then add your opinion to the table at Talk:1947–1949_Palestine_war#Vote.

Many thanks, Onceinawhile (talk) 17:27, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi IIO,
The new voting table has now got traction, with 10 participants. I am hopeful that with a few more, we can find a resolution to this decade-old discussion.
Please could you add your vote for all five options there?
It's hard for us to judge true consensus without getting your broader view.
In an ideal world you might scan the scholarly position on the name debate at this link, put 1948 war into google to check whether there is any scope for confusion with other topics, and compare it to this situation.
Whatever you decide, I will accept as your final word.
Onceinawhile (talk) 10:03, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
FYI all the original votes have now been transitioned to the new voting structure except for yours and one other. The conversation is progressing in an interesting way. Onceinawhile (talk) 22:26, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019[edit]

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Category:1900s classical albums has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Siegfried[edit]

A while ago, someone moved Siegfried (opera) to Siegfried (Wagner) Lohengrin (opera) ..., because there's also some other Siegfried. It took a while to convince him that the primary Siegfried is Wagner's, and that was reverted. Could you therefore revert the move of Faust? I feel strongly that it's a similar case. I don't know about the others. If I was you, I'd suggest such a major change to project opera before doing anything. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:38, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

I've done it but it is contrary to Wikipedia policy. In ictu oculi (talk) 22:42, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
I am not a policy person. Sorry, my memory, it was Lohengrin. The whole discussion is here, look for my name and Voceditenore. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:55, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes, no problem. But in the case of Faust they are both operas by major composers. In ictu oculi (talk) 22:58, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Do you want to suggest that Sciarrone is not a major composer? - Also: it's not even a question which composer is primary topic, but which work, and while Spohr is well known for flute music, I doubt it for this opera. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:06, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes :) In ictu oculi (talk) 23:07, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
"if needs must"??? - consistency is not "needed", imho, as long as readers find articles, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:07, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Now Farnace. Why? Will any reader search for that unspeakable composer name? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:22, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Gerda - why? because of WP:TITLE titling Farnace (opera) must redirect to Farnace which is WP:PRIMARYTOPIC, it cannot redirect to the obscure Farnace (Mysliveček) In ictu oculi (talk) 20:53, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject/Expedition on religious neutrality[edit]

I notice that both of us have generally the same viewpoint when it comes to Peter the Apostle, which I gather from Talk:Peter (Apostle) and Talk:Peter (Apostle)(disambiguation). While I know there are rules about canvassing and I know we need to follow those, I think it would be worthwhile to form a religious neutrality WikiProject (or expedition, as I would call it) to promote religious neutrality on Wikipedia.

I'd go to lengths to argue that it is not an Atheist group. I do not know about you personally, but I would identify myself as a Christian and I would point out that I support what's best for Wikipedia and I do not let my personal bias get in the way. I'd like to know what you think of this idea. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 02:17, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Zélindor, roi des Sylphes moved to draftspace[edit]

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Dockers RM[edit]

Hi In ictu oculi,

Bringing this here rather than the talk page to avoid a distracting flame debate, but can you adjust or remove your reply to Calidum at Talk:Dockers with the "You cannot oppose per SnowFire ... Whether SnowFire has heard of something or not is not a policy or guideline on Wikipedia."? We have our differences on proper titling policy, but this reads as a bit of a personal attack that how-dare-someone-agree-with-SnowFire, or at least that SnowFire-is-an-idiot. Looking at the timestamp, that happened AFTER I had already posted some more detail which you even responded to on why I felt this was a bad move even for UK readers. Even if I hadn't, who cares? If the closer agrees that I'm totally wrong, they'll discount Calidum as well. If they don't, well, then that means the closer disagrees with you that my comments are so wrong as to be invalid.

As a side comment, "general knowledge" is in fact perfectly valid to bring up in RMs as a data point if nothing else - please don't flame people (like me) for saying "uh what" to claimed obvious usages, as hopefully we can agree that there do exist move proposers who claim some obscure usage is obvious, and it needs to be okay for commenters to push back on this and find out more. That's a normal and healthy RM, not something to try and shut down. SnowFire (talk) 16:13, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I called it as I see it per WP:PRIMARYTOPIC In ictu oculi (talk) 00:04, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
I'm not asking you to change your mind. I'm just asking that you consider rephrasing such comments in the future. "SnowFire is wrong" or "SnowFire's argument is weak" is fine. "You cannot possibly agree with SnowFire", and straw-manning my argument as solely being on "whether I have heard of something", I'd prefer if you avoided such phrasings, about me or any other Wikipedian, even if you think their argument is totally wrong. SnowFire (talk) 19:07, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

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A perhaps pointy bullet[edit]

I'm genuinely curious as to why you used a bullet in this edit.

You're far from the only one to do this! It's common enough that I might try to clarify the guidelines on it.

Comments? Andrewa (talk) 21:57, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Just makes it easier to see in a RfC type discussion. I actually agree with the line you appear to be taking that the real world does exist. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:57, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Sort of re the real world!
But my feeling is that this is an inappropriate use of the bullet. It makes your point more prominent but at the cost of making the whole discussion harder to follow. See User talk:Andrewa#Mixed indents and I'd welcome discussion there. Andrewa (talk) 18:37, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello I see that you are active in talk pages. Maybe you are interested in this discussion. I would like to hear your opinion there. Best regards B9Xyz (talk) 23:26, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Not particularly interested in Kurdish issues thank you, just that RM needed a complete title. Cheers. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:56, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

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Nomination of Gustáv Murín for deletion[edit]

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Ref confusing[edit]

In this edit, if the ref to CD Review Annual Digest mangled? I can't understand it. Dicklyon (talk) 03:18, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

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Merger proposal[edit]

Hi. As the original creator of the page Let the People Sing (contest), would you care to cast an eye over my proposal at Talk:Let the People Sing (contest)? Thanks. -- Picapica (talk) 18:58, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

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