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I have sent you a note about a page you started[edit]

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The Day That Went Missing[edit]

Sorry for putting this in the wrong section before. My computer is in the shop and I am having trouble editing on my phone. Why did you change the name of the article and move it? Lilipo25 (talk) 02:54, 7 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

  • @Lilipo25: I moved the page because there's no other work that shares the title "The Day That Went Missing", so there's no need to add the book's subtitle to the article's title. see WP:BOOKS. I grieve in stereo (talk) 18:00, 7 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Ducks, Newburyport[edit]

On 14 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ducks, Newburyport, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the novel Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann uses stream of consciousness narrative and mostly consists of a single sentence running over more than 1,000 pages? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ducks, Newburyport. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ducks, Newburyport), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for quickly putting together a thorough article about House of Sugar the day after it was released. I hope you make many more album articles! Cloud atlas (talk) 05:15, 17 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

"Columbiahalle" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Featuring your work on Wikipedia's front page: DYKs[edit]

Thank you for your recent articles, including Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, which I read with interest. When you create an extensive and well referenced article, you may want to have it featured on Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section. Articles included there will be read by thousands of our viewers. To do so, add your article to the list at T:TDYK. Let me know if you need help, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:38, 25 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for letting me know! I grieve in stereo (talk) 05:42, 25 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Doxology[edit]

Thank you for your edits to Doxology! - Mainly 19:32, 29 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Of course! I grieve in stereo (talk) 19:44, 29 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't realize how long you'd been editing when I left that message. Your work is great and I hope you stick around! Please let me know if there's anything I can ever do to help you as you continue to contribute. — Mainly 20:07, 1 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Will do! Thanks for the appreciation. I grieve in stereo (talk) 20:16, 1 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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OCLC usage on Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom[edit]

Hi, I grieve in stereo. I think your removal of the OCLC number is most unfortunate. I will have to review the discussion that led to the documentation note that an OCLC number is only to be used in the absence of an ISBN. If I cannot find a sufficient reason, I will change the template documentation.

Consider:

  • The OCLC that your removed led to a catalog record that lists several sources of ebooks & a free preview. ISBNs rarely do this, unless they are specifically for an ebook.
  • Each OCLC catalog record usally contains a link to out editions or formats. Not so for an ISBN, which drives readers to a single edition. This is truly a diservice when an ISBN is for a reprint.
  • Most people, when they get an ISBN, think of going to Amazon to get a book. Most libraries are free, & align with Wikipedia's purpose of freely providing knowledge. As Jimmy Wales put it: Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.

Please be mindful of this, & click on through to see the value of OCLC & other links before you remove them. Also remember WP:5P5.

Peaceray (talk) 05:27, 7 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for your message, @Peaceray: I appreciate your thoughts on this matter and your effort to make the Wiki experience better for its readers. I understand WP:5P5 but the template's guidance is worded in a way that gave me the impression that the OCLC parameter is redundant to the ISBN. I hope the infobox template can be fixed to reflect otherwise. I will remember to include and not remove OCLC in the future. Thank you. I grieve in stereo (talk) 06:08, 7 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for The Skull of Alum Bheg[edit]

On 26 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Skull of Alum Bheg, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Kim A. Wagner wrote The Skull of Alum Bheg to tell the story of "thousands of Indian soldiers" who rebelled in 1857? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Skull of Alum Bheg. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Skull of Alum Bheg), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Editor of the Week[edit]

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I nominate I grieve in stereo for the Editor of the Week. This editor has made several valuable contributions since they first started editing in August, 2019 - including articles like Quichotte (novel), House of Sugar and Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, a DYK for Ducks, Newburyport, and dozens upon dozens of improvements and page moves. In this short time they have made 11,500 edits with 82% in mainspace and 12% in Categories and categories talk.

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A very busy start since Aug2019. Well written articles like Quichotte (novel), House of Sugar and Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. 11,500 edits with 82% in mainspace and 12% in Categories and categories talk.
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Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  19:10, 8 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Congrats!!!! Bobherry Talk Edits 02:19, 14 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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The Queens (Final entry in The Second Formic War Trilogy)[edit]

Hello, I see you helped edit the entry for The Hive. I am wondering if it's too soon to create an entry for the final book in the series, The Queens. The book is not released but there appears to be plenty of information out there. Perhaps the entry can contain recent developments/announcements? Just curious. I am considering creating the entry, but not if it's going to be deleted.

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Hi @CJHuxley:! I don't think the article would be allowed to stay up as it seems to fail WP:BKCRIT as of right now. I believe it's too soon as I cannot find any sources reliable sources that speak of its content or its publication etc. I grieve in stereo (talk) 02:35, 24 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Understood. I'll just circle back to this later. Perhaps after the book is released.

CJHuxley (talk) 23:43, 7 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Much appreciated! I grieve in stereo (talk) 02:58, 4 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hidden Valley Road[edit]

Thank you for your work on this page!

No problem! Thanks for your appreciation. I grieve in stereo (talk) 18:53, 16 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Keep up the great work on writing and expanding articles about fiction like Out of Shadows. Sadads (talk) 00:18, 17 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Help[edit]

Hi, I need assistance. I misplaced my password to this account. I did not have an e-mail connected to it so I was unable to recover it. I made a few edits without an account and now, after reading Help:Logging in#What if I forget the password?, decided now to make a new account. I need help to carry the content and history of my user page and user talk page over to my new account: Οἶδα (talk) 20:08, 17 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

There is no e-mail connected to your new account either. I recommend fixing this now, to prevent it from happening again. As there is no way for me to verify your identity, I'm reluctant to perform the move on your behalf. Perhaps someone else will do it, so I'll keep the request open. I'll add a "checkuser needed" here to see if they can help. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 21:50, 17 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I have now linked my e-mail! But I'm pretty sure my IP is dynamic and has since changed. Οἶδα (talk) 02:20, 18 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
What you ask isn't usually done, for the reasons TBF stated. Typically, a user that creates a new account due to losing access to a prior account simply identifies their new account as a successor to their old account and perhaps links to the user pages of that old account. 331dot (talk) 07:27, 18 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I'm marking this as "answered" for now. The "checkuser needed" might eventually cause someone with the needed technical insight to approve your request. The section at Help:Logging in should probably be changed to match the actual situation. It is not a policy or guideline and may simply be incorrect. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 10:50, 18 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Fixed in Special:Diff/964386373/968276370. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 10:54, 18 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@ToBeFree: @331dot: Thank you for your responses. So what are my options? Am I allowed to redirect these pages myself (now that I am autoconfirmed) to my new account or is that not permitted? Οἶδα (talk) 20:55, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

The request for checkuser has not been answered yet; the situation may change until the red flag icon is removed and the technical aspect of the request is answered. Until then, there is no final answer and I recommend waiting. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 20:56, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Additional note: Normally, redirecting another user's talk page (and that's what you technically do, lacking access to the account of someone who could also be deceased or on vacation) is not something one is allowed to do. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 20:59, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Got it, I'll wait for the Checkuser. Thanks for the speedy reply. As I said previously though my IP changes so, reading over WP:CHK, I'm not sure if checkuser will be of any help. I just want to have my older user page and talk page on my new pages somehow. And preferably to have it known here as well so users don't attempt to reply to me here. Οἶδα (talk) 21:06, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Checkusers could, for example, verify that you are using the same provider and the same browser user agent. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 22:03, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not a checkuser and so will leave the "CU needed" flag alone, but I doubt this would be granted. Just redirect the user and talk pages, declare the relationship on your new userpage, and call it a day. GeneralNotability (talk) 20:25, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Οἶδα, are you able to use your current account with your phone? That could be used to some degree to help authenticate that you are this same person because I can compare it to I grieve in stereo's phone. ToBeFree, Οἶδα is indeed in the same ranges as this editor and I can come back and check after they have used their phone to make an edit. Then I can authenticate them.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 11:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I've made an edit with my phone. Hope that helps. Οἶδα (talk) 17:40, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It sure does. For ToBeFree and others interested, I would call this  Confirmed that they are the same.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 19:41, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
A possibly rare exception made possible by technical confirmation. Moved, merged, redirected. Thank you very much, Berean Hunter. 🙂 ~ ToBeFree (talk) 21:28, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you!!! Οἶδα (talk) 21:42, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
No problem from my side. :) ~ ToBeFree (talk) 09:02, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Non fiction?[edit]

Hey, is this book really non-fiction? [1] Is there a way to check how law libraries categorize this work? I am under the distinct impression that the book is nothing but jokes meant to seem real enough to rubes. Geographyinitiative (talk) 10:41, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Geographyinitiative: I may have read that article wrong. From the description on that article I took "humorous" to mean it is a compendium of humorous laws, not that they are fictional laws presented for humorous effect. "Non-fiction" does include works presented and asserted as fact even when prevailing information indicates otherwise. But I am having trouble finding more information about the book. Perhaps it's best to move it back to the main 1976 books category for now? Οἶδα (talk) 11:10, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with moving it back, but the real, deeper question is: is any of the content of the book real? Is there a way to know? Is there a law help desk on Wikipedia? Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:14, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I wouldn't know more about the book. Sorry! Maybe if more information about the book and its author could be found. And there is a Humanities reference desk that could perhaps help but I have never used it. Οἶδα (talk) 11:20, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Your submission at Articles for creation: Dreamland (Glass Animals album) has been accepted[edit]

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Creating navigational templates[edit]

Hi Οἶδα. I recently noticed you created Template:Glass Animals with only three articles to link to. A good rule of thumb (though not a policy) to follow is WP:NENAN—unless there are at least five articles to link to, it's probably unnecessary to create a template just yet. At least for Glass Animals at the present moment, readers could easily navigate between their three albums by clicking to the next in the infobox. Anyway, just a note to bear in mind for the future. (Just a note: I've turned pings off, so replies won't work.) Ss112 06:09, 16 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for informing me! I was unaware of this. I'll remember this going forward. Οἶδα (talk) 06:12, 16 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Liberal Privilege[edit]

It looks like you have consensus to move that article, and it's been over 7 days. Next step? - AppleBsTime (talk) 19:37, 16 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I usually just wait for a reviewer to process the request or re-list it if they believe a consensus hasn't been reached. It will probably be processed shortly. Οἶδα (talk) 01:28, 17 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Do you know how one becomes a "reviewer"? That sounds like a fun job on Wikipedia. - AppleBsTime (talk) 13:36, 17 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Anyone can close a move request, but you should be a third party who is not involved in the requested move. However, in my experience it tends to be admins who close requested moves. see Wikipedia:RMCI for more info. Οἶδα (talk) 21:16, 17 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Thanks for the correction. I really do understand the difference between baseball and basketball; I just am due an eye test MarkDask 21:11, 30 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

hehe, no problem. I need a few tests myself. Οἶδα (talk) 21:20, 30 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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  • Nice work on creating a clean article! Ktin (talk) 19:45, 23 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    • Thank you and I appreciate your additions to the article! Οἶδα (talk) 19:49, 23 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Category: First person narrative novels[edit]

Hi Οἶδα. I came here because you created the Category:Nonlinear narrative novels. I wanted to ask you that should we create category for First (& second) person narrative novels ? What you think ? --Gazal world (talk) 08:00, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Gazal world: I believe such a category would be appropriate. We already have categories sorting novels by other narrative techniques, and the respective narrative point of view is one of the foremost defining aspects of a literary work. There is certainly variation that exists within literature, but works can generally be classified into First, Second, and Third-person narratives. This would likely create large categories (particularly in First and Third-person), but I believe it would be appropriate. I have started with Category:First-person narrative novels. Οἶδα (talk) 14:43, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Wow. Thanks for creating the first person narrative novel. I will add it in relevant articles. We should also create category for second person narrative, as it is rarely used technique. We will create the category for third person later. --Gazal world (talk) 15:05, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem! I appreciate your contributions. Οἶδα (talk) 15:07, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You are also doing wonderful work, bro. I just realized that we should also create a category for Stream of consciousness novels. Could you create it please? --Gazal world (talk) 15:19, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Done. Category:Stream of consciousness novels.
Just came across to another category which need to be created: novels with Multiple narrators. But I have only one in mind: Yayati (novel). --Gazal world (talk) 21:00, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes! I was thinking the same thing when I previously created an article for a novel with multiple narrators. Although, I believe this will typically overlap with Category:First-person narrative novels. Here is the new category: Category:Novels with multiple narrators. Οἶδα (talk) 21:39, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much for your quick responses. Category:First-person narrative novels also overlaps with Category:Autobiographical novels. --Gazal world (talk) 21:53, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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klara and the sun[edit]

Hope you're well. Saw you'd created the redirect for klara and the sun some time ago , and thought I'd let you know outlets have begun publishing reviews if you're interested in writing the article. — Mainly 17:33, 27 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Much appreciated; hope you are also doing well. I have yet to read the new Ishiguro, but it does sound intriguing! I'll draft a functional article shortly. Οἶδα (talk) 19:05, 27 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Nick (novel)[edit]

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Your DYK hook about Nick (novel) drew 8,421 page views (702 per hour) while on the Main Page. It is one of the most viewed hooks for the month of March as shown at March 2021 DYK STATS. Keep up the great work! Cbl62 (talk) 18:29, 26 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks! Οἶδα (talk) 18:30, 26 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Thank you for making it! Οἶδα (talk) 16:56, 3 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Some bubble tea for you![edit]

Thanks for creating Last and First Men (film). Nice work. Ashleyyoursmile! 09:46, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Thanks, Ashleyyoursmile! I do not have any plans to nominate the article. Οἶδα (talk) 19:49, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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I having trouble adding Rolling Stone, Uncut, and Mojo because their reviews are written in magazine format. Can you add them in the article? TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 07:12, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done! Οἶδα (talk) 16:45, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. TheAmazingPeanuts (talk) 17:39, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Paulsen bibliography sources[edit]

After another editor complained about the lack of sources in the Gary Paulsen bibliography article I added https://www.fantasticfiction.com/p/gary-paulsen/. I noticed that you've done most of the editing on the page. If you used another source you might want to add it. Regards, Dan Bloch (talk) 02:56, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Most of the list is copied from an older edit in the author article's page history, which was unsourced. I added some of the missing titles, which were mostly the recent publications from the 2010s, using Goodreads and FictionDB. The Fantastic Fiction author page seems to cover all of those titles though. It should be sufficient as is. Thanks! Οἶδα (talk) 03:19, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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I think we need to be rangeblocking in this situation. Sadly, they're on the whole /16 when I pull up range calculator: 97.116.0.0/16 (block range · block log (global) · WHOIS (partial)), which has a bit of collateral. Mass rollback probably needed too, ex. on contributions of 97.116.125.103 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log). wizzito | say hello! 09:20, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I figured as much. They never stop, never communicate, and the changes are wholly arbitrary. I was hoping to bring it up on a noticeboard but have been busy lately. Οἶδα (talk) 13:58, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Sea of tranquility[edit]

I am not very knowledgeable about disambiguation, but may I ask whether your recent move of Sea of Tranquility (novel) is really the best option as a 2003 novel by Lesley Choy with the same name also exists? Thanks for considering this! ~~~~ WatkynBassett (talk) 06:42, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi there. We typically do not disambiguate articles from other topics of which there are no existing articles. Unless if there is another topic which calls into question what the primary topic is. I believe that is not relevant in this case as Mandel's novel appears by all metrics to be the primary topic. In fact, Choyce's novel does not appear to even meet the notability guidelines for books and such an article for Choyce's novel would be deleted accordingly. Οἶδα (talk) 07:01, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks you very much! This makes perfect sense! WatkynBassett (talk) 07:20, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No problem, thanks for inquiring! Οἶδα (talk) 07:24, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lapvona[edit]

Not sure if you have read any of the reviews (or the book) but the tide really has turned against Ottessa! — Mainly 17:59, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I haven't had the pleasure (or displeasure) of reading it yet! I almost forgot it was coming out. The reviews read as fairly polarizing. I'm interested how its unrestrained grotesque develops its characters and the overarching fable. I have long admired her skill in writing unlikable characters, but even I must worry that she's misstepped. Οἶδα (talk) 20:15, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Let me know if you get around to it! Going to pick it up for a trip later this month. — Mainly 17:15, 1 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Non(-)fiction[edit]

I see the point of the RM, but I suggest it would be clearer if you specified the term to which you (do not) propose moving it, rather than leaving it to the reader to work out that this is a discussion purely between "nonfiction" and "non-fiction". Thanks. PamD 10:27, 16 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

The Guardian[edit]

Hi, what is the issue with using The Guardian music reviews as a source? Referring to their review of Young Fathers - "Heavy Heavy". Thanks! Countrybeef (talk) 15:40, 7 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Countrybeef: No issue with using The Guardian as a source. The issue is that you cited it as being reviewed by The Guardian, which is not exactly accurate. It was published by The Observer, a sister newspaper to the Guardian that is hosted through the Guardian website. It's a very common mistake made by Wiki editors, as the difference is typically signified only by a small The Observer that appears above article headlines or right below the article. For example, if you ever see a review written by Kitty Empire, that's an Observer review. Whereas anything written by Alexis Petridis is through The Guardian. Sometimes both newspapers even publish reviews of the same releases, for example see this article vs this one. Οἶδα (talk) 17:17, 7 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the clarification. I learned something new today! Countrybeef (talk) 17:39, 7 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. Thanks for reaching out! Οἶδα (talk) 17:41, 7 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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for expanding The Story of a Brief Marriage. ​​​​​​​𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝟕𝟐𝟖🧙‍♂️Let's Talk ! 04:14, 23 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Apologies for my neglect in checking the page history here, somehow I missed your addition of atrribution. Sorry for the mistake and thank you for correcting. VickKiang (talk) 21:41, 27 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Categories[edit]

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Do you have a good reason for emptying out dozens and dozens of categories about foreign-language novels and books? If you believe they should be deleted, please make a bundled nomination at WP:CFD. What you are doing is called "emptying out of process" and can be considered disruptive and your edits reverted.

Please slow down and consider how your massive recategorization is affecting the category structure that currently exists on Wikipedia. Just look at Special:UnusedCategories and see all of the categories that have been emptied in the past day. Liz Read! Talk! 05:33, 4 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I appreciate the message, Liz. As I had already mentioned on the user's talk page, this is overcategorization. These are all new categories that were created by that user in the last month. It seems the user mistakenly believed that every single novel they come across that is categorized only within a year category, and not within a year+country category, should be further subdivided into such a newly created category. I would contend that user actually needed to consider how their massive recategorization affects the category structure that currently exists on Wikipedia. I am merely moving the novels back into the main year category and adding the preexisting century+country category. The country categories for novels are normally subdivided by genres and by time. I see no reason why the century+country category does not suffice alongside the main year category. You would be needlessly creating hundreds of single-novel categories with no potential for growth. Most preexisting year categories that have been subdivided by country have been created for a reason. A subcategory such as Category:2008 American novels has over 350 pages. If an article for a novel from Turkmenistan is created tomorrow, should I create Category:2023 Turkmenistani novels? I don't see how Category:1949 Cuban novels or Category:1924 Georgian novels are any different. These are single-novel catgeories with no potential for growth. Not to mention such intersections clutter up the page's category list. Both hallmarks of overcategorization. Οἶδα (talk) 06:19, 4 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Matt Taibbi[edit]

My edit was properly sourced and summarized what Taibbi actually said about an important subject. I'm not seeing the NPOV violation. — Red XIV (talk) 01:51, 2 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

With all due respect @Redxiv:, I suspect you do see. You cited a New Republic opinion piece which included the quote of Taibbi as saying: "If presidents think they will be chased into jail under thin pretexts as ex-presidents, they'll try even harder to never leave office. This is how autocracies are born." You summarized this as: "Taibbi said that holding former presidents accountable for crimes would lead to autocracy". While I appreciate the cheeky framing, this unfortunately does not adhere to Wikipedia's neutrality guidelines. Conveniently worded or not, "chased into jail under thin pretexts" and "[held] accountable for crimes" are not exactly the same. A cursory glance into your editing history shows you have a history of this sort of irreverant editorial bias. And if you are perceptive enough to make arguments like this[2] or this[3], then I think you can also understand how you fell short of achieving a neutral point of view. Regardless, I would actually opt to not even include this because adding every opinion Taibbi espouses on Twitter into his Wiki article is an example of what Wikipedia is WP:NOT. Οἶδα (talk) 05:37, 2 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

"The" New York Times[edit]

I saw you recent mass moves of Lists of The New York Times number-one books and the individual years. Was there any consensus reached for these moves anywhere? Such a large and significant restructuring seems to be within the scope of a controversial or potentially controversial move, especially adding the word "The" and removing the words "best seller". Cerebral726 (talk) 12:46, 7 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

No. But I'm not convinced the pages were ever created in line with any consensus. They have always been a neglected mess, and they barely existed before random users were more recently convinced to create the missing pages linked at the Lists pages. Until we ended up with nearly 150 poorly-sourced and poorly-attended-to articles. And I believe you are mistaken. Any article originally titled "List of number-one New York Times best sellers of [Year]" was recently moved there by me, before I moved them again to their current titles. The articles were previously all titled "The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of [Year]" or "The New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers of [Year]". So I did not add the word "The". And there are countless issues with these titles. The improper capitalization to start. The second issue being that they are list articles and as such should start with "List of". And no one even considered tackling this until 2023. Ask yourself why that is. Not to mention "Nonfiction" and "Fiction" are misleading because there are more than one list for both. There are actually numerous NYT lists and we do not need individual articles for them all. The third issue was that they are simply incorrect. They are not merely lists of the best sellers–that would entail a massive list–but are specifically lists of the books that topped the list at number one, and should be named to reflect that.
The fourth issue was that they are lists of "books", and should be named to reflect that. "Best sellers" is vague and not standard in these type of top lists articles. I looked to record chart list articles, which are more reliable. Articles like List of Billboard 200 number-one albums. I considered the titles for a while and I believe these titles are the most accurate. There are countless options for "bestselling", "best-selling", "best sellers", "best seller list", "bestseller list" etc etc. And none of them particularly helpful. However, feel free to contest the changes if you believe these articles are better-titled something else. But I am not convinced a title like List of The New York Times Best Seller list number-one best-selling books of 2023 is more accurate or helpful in any way. If you do, then pursue that. There are other issues but I digress. Οἶδα (talk) 20:15, 7 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Milan Kundera[edit]

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Crying in H Mart[edit]

That was a typo. Meant to remove the head. Thanks for fixing it. I just finished reading the book and it will stay with me for a long long long time. Amazing. JSFarman (talk) 21:35, 13 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Ahh, okay. No worries! Glad you enjoyed the book. Michelle has a gift for such detailed prose. And I admire her graceful ability to render sensitive subjects into a lucid narrative thread. Οἶδα (talk) 21:45, 13 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Laura Snapes[edit]

Hello. I've known for a while you created an article on Laura Snapes, which was then deleted in 2020, partially because she (or someone claiming to be her) requested it. I understand what I'm about to wonder aloud may be outside of the scope of improving Wikipedia, but I learned of this a while after it happened and was reminded again now after coming across an article written by her, and I am still lost for words as to how she has been extensively discussed and cited, even apparently enough for sources to talk about where she went to school and her relationship status(?), but she was "panicked" upon learning that somebody created a Wikipedia article on her. What? So those details are well and fine to her to be elsewhere on the Internet but not collated in one place? And to editors who voted !delete, a distressed request said to be from her outweighs the amount of coverage there is on her and the amount of things she herself has published? I'm just confused as to how a journalist who has done notable things—written at least one biography on a band and had her name on the byline of hundreds of articles—could possibly be panicked, "distressed" and think that a Wikipedia article existing on her "pos[es] a risk to [her] personal safety". I have never heard somebody claim the latter before. If she doesn't think she's notable enough to have an article, how would any amount of detail on her pose a risk to her personal safety? Again, sorry that this isn't about improving Wikipedia but to this day I find her comments utterly baffling. I could only imagine what sort of place Wikipedia would be if we felt pressured by, let alone fulfilled every request of an article's subject to delete the articles on them. Ss112 13:49, 16 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Ss112:! Laura Snapes....yeah, I recall being dumbfounded by the whole scenario. Admittedly, I remember the article wasn't exceptional. In an effort to demonstrate notability, I included information which, looking back on it now, was definitely unimportant. I remember when the article got nominated for deletion, I regretted overstuffing the article. I thought that it could have functioned a lot more productively as a stub article, à la the article that existed for her colleague Alexis Petridis. And I believe the article was indeed trimmed accordingly.
I just looked over the AfD page again to refresh my memory of where my headspace was, and how Laura had responded to the issue and how she had edited her article. I know I was bummed that she was so upset over the article and rendered it as harassment. However, I was equally disconcerted by her obsession with her Wikipedia article. But I was honestly too disturbed by the reaction and accepted the invocation of WP:BLPREQUESTDELETE, so I decided to disengage from the subject altogether. I still believe WP:STUBIFY was a more fitting solution, but that wasn't a hill I was going to die on. I even remember trying to improve the article with a freely-licensed Commons image screesnhot from YouTube, which she was apparently troubled by. What she felt was harassment and "obsessive level of detail" was actually just me using available information to accurately reflect the female subject of a BLP article. As I mentioned at AfD, I only ever added public information that was published by reliable newspapers, magazines, institutions etc. Honestly, I think she simply didn't want a Wikipedia article about herself because she felt it would bring unwanted attention to herself professionally and/or socially. Particularly the inevtiable inclusion of duly sourced information pertaining to her discord with Mark Kozelek and Laura Palmer.
I appreciate Ss112 that you still consider this issue nearly three years later. I still personally do not wish to make any further edits toward the subject in the article space, after having been personally accused of harassment. But I do not hold WP:BLPREQUESTDELETE as gospel, for many of the reasons you expressed in your message. So if anyone is interested in recreating a new article, I would not object. I believe I have learned a lot since then on creating, improving and maintaing articles. But unless I am mistaken, the Laura Snapes article is the only article I've created thus far that actually got deleted. And I would argue it was only close as delete to due to my begrudging aye vote to do so. So I'm not exactly convinced of wrongdoing on my part. Οἶδα (talk) 04:31, 17 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Like Frankenstein?[edit]

Frankenstein's Promethean dimension is a new article that I encountered as a new page reviewer. It was translated from the French Wikipedia. I've made some inconsequential changes to it. I'm not sure where to go with this and what to tag it with. The tone isn't right. The language is unnatural. Machine translation could be involved, but I haven't checked yet. Do you have any comment about this article in general? Thanks in advance. —Alalch E. 11:02, 6 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

"Frankenstein" in the title refers to Victor Frankenstein, which makes "Frankenstein's Promethean dimension" a subtopic of that article, but in that article there is no discussion of the Promethean theme. But there is some in Frankenstein#Modern Prometheus.—Alalch E. 11:05, 6 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Alalch E.! I would never claim expertise in translation, which is why I greatly appreciate the artistic faculties that translators exercise. I can see where you're coming from though. Looking over the original article it seems the translation is mostly by rote, transposing each and every element. It is perhaps better than machine translation, but still the article is very unnatural in English. It retains a very French flow in my opinion, which would be fine if it were dealing in more basic information and not analysis. I don't know how much I can help. I'm not sure the article much benefits English readers. I try to remember Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not an academic journal. Maybe it would work as an expansion of its parent articles, but it needs to be tagged for tone. I would go as far as to say it should be deleted for its essayistic nature, which is supported throughout by what I speculate to be original research. Οἶδα (talk) 21:48, 6 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. —Alalch E. 23:55, 6 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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