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WikiProject Films[edit]

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Some template categorization advice[edit]

I just worked on a bunch of the templates you've done. They look great. The only thing that I really had to touch was the categorization. There were 8 or 9 of them that you had put under American film director templates when the person isn't American. :) If you go to Category:Film director templates, you can see some of the subcats of directors. European and Asian have further subcats. The second thing involves sorting, which is one of those things that you just have to kind of learn. When you categorize templates, you need to put the cat and also how you want it listed on the category page. For example, [[Category:American film director templates|Smith, John]]. That way, everyone is under the correct letter. If you leave it as just Category:American film director templates, then it goes under T on the category page, which is what we don't want. For people, it's usually last name, first name. For most other things, you can use {{PAGENAME}}, which sorts per the first letter that comes after Template:. In the above example, it'd put it under J for John instead of S for Smith. If you have any questions or anything, let me know. I've been doing this template categorization stuff pretty much fulltime for about a year and a half. --WoohookittyWoohoo! 07:32, 13 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, My Father the Hero (1994 film) , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. LizzieHarrison 16:35, 1 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

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January 2010[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period. Additionally, users who perform several reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. When in dispute with another editor you should first try to discuss controversial changes to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. Should that prove unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. Please stop the disruption, otherwise you may be blocked from editing. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 01:06, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

3RR and incivility at Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House[edit]

I note you have already been warned with regard to 3RR above. I have also warned the other party involved. In addition, please be more careful with your edit summaries and keep them to a brief description of your edit. There is no place for comments such as "First you need to calm down and stop acting like a baby" in an edit summary as you did here. Regards, wjematherbigissue 02:50, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome[edit]

HI Movie buff! Thanks for your contributions! Sorry for the cold reception. People have a tendency to issue warnings rather than assume good faith... I've noticed you;ve been creating a lot of articles about films and directors. This is good but can you please use stub categories e.g 2000s-comedy-film-stub with a {{ }} around it. Also if you are starting Amercian films please add Category:American films to your article. ALso see the lists, e.g List of American films of 1984. It would be great if you could built up these lists of missing films and add films you start to the lists by year. So e.g Sam the Man you list that on the list of American films of 2000 page. You follow? Don't worry about other people giving you a hard time for now, but we do have certain rules which can often make editing frustrating but once you learn the ropes it should be a breeze.Please try to follow my advice. Dr. Blofeld White cat 22:48, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I'll try to add some, but I am very busy!! If you also copy the cast section too to the articles you start like Sam the Man that's OK.... Are you interested in any other films outside the states? Because we could sure use more editors adding missing films from countries like France, Italy, Germany and Hong Kong. I started all of the world film lists too, the idea is to have the fullest most comprehensive guide to films by year and by country so building the lists like e.g Italian films of 1965 is a start. We do however try to avoid short films and non notable independent films...If you click edit on say List of American films of 2000 you can see how the tables are formatted. You just copy the sections and add the relevant details in between. Try to keep them in alphabetical order though. You might find it useful actually to red link the missing films into the lists first and then work through by director if that is your preference.... At the bottom of the lists are the imdb directories A-Z. The notable films can be copied into the tables and red linked and then started... Dr. Blofeld White cat 22:58, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

OK cool. I'm actually not as active as I used to be in films but I did start the WP:Actors a while back which includes directors, cinematographers, producers etc. User:Lugnuts is the one to ask about formatting. If you have any general queries about guidelines to style and film project goals try asking somebody like User:Erik or User:Nehrams2020. I always fonud it best though to get on with my own tasks. The biggest priority in my book for films at the moment is building up the Italian and French film lists by year and getting the articles started. There are numerous sites dedicated to French cinema and Italian cinema... But if you want to try to provide a fuller coverage of American films first whatever you feel like. But as you can imagine there is already much bias towards US films on here and world cinema is often neglected. You'll find the most missing articles from places like Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Japan, Hong Kong etc Dr. Blofeld White cat 23:07, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I second what Dr B has said above - always great to see new people helping out in the film department. EVERY edit is a valid contribution. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask either myself or post on the talk page of the film project. Lugnuts (talk) 08:40, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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Speedy deletion of "Love Is Better Than Ever"[edit]

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Speedy deletion of "Fearless Fagan"[edit]

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I have nominated C.H.O.M.P.S, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/C.H.O.M.P.S. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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I have nominated The Fourth Wish, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Fourth Wish. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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I have nominated Ride a Wild Pony, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ride a Wild Pony. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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I have nominated Bandido (2004 film), an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bandido (2004 film). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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I have nominated American Daylight, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/American Daylight. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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I have nominated Starship (film), an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Starship (film). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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I have nominated The Final Cut (1995 film), an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Final Cut (1995 film). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

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Canvassing[edit]

Collectonian makes a good point on AN/I -- you should probably review WP:CANVASS at your earliest possible opportunity. Self-reverts are your friends.... --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 22:17, 4 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

February 2010[edit]

You have been temporarily blocked from editing for continuing to WP:CANVASS after being warned against it. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make constructive contributions. If you believe this block is unjustified, you may contest the block by adding the text {{unblock|Your reason here}} below, but you should read our guide to appealing blocks first. SarekOfVulcan (talk) 22:28, 4 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Look at how many posts I had on my talk page today, I didnt even see your post.--TheMovieBuff (talk) 22:31, 4 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

You know, that would be a more convincing argument if you hadn't come over to my talkpage to respond to it. :-) --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 22:34, 4 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

One possible way...[edit]

...to help avoid having your film articles PRODed and AfDed is to spend a bit more time on each one and flesh them out. You can, for instance, check out their entries on TCM.COM and ALLMOVIE.COM, where there is usually some useful information which can be used. I find the "Notes" section of TCM particularly valuable for information about a film's production and pre-production periods, and ALLMOVIE often has awards and nominations that aren't listed on IMDB or TCM.

Of course, there's no guarantee that having a more complete article will stop it from being deleted, but it will certainly help in arguing for the film's notability, and it will also be less likely to attract the attention of those who object to the creation of film stubs. Beyond My Ken (talk) 22:51, 4 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Try to add a cast column and a reliable source e.g NY Times. TCM etc, that helps. But I think all of these nominations were in bad faith and didn't even give you a chance to improve them. As far as I can see they are actually mainstream films, some of them pretty bad movies, but wikipedia is not here to judge what is good or bad. Sorry you encountered this but hang in there, by the looks of it most in the community agree with me and think they should be kept and worked on in a spirit of collaboration many unfortunately are lacking in on here.. ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 00:54, 5 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Even if you simply add a couple of lines about plot, with a couple of external links, that could help. Other than that, I can't give you any constructive suggestions - this is the extent of my film-article-writing, and it's only because I watched the damn thing at some point. Don't get discouraged, though - it's always good to see good, gung-ho new editors. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:25, 5 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
If you could start them like The Fourth Wish or Love Is Better Than Ever are now with cast and a reliable source for a reference this should be OK. ALso be careful on nationality of films. You claimed a lot of them were American but were solidly European co productions or even Australian!! Please don't be discouraged by this, and tlet the inevitable outcome of the being kept as testament to their notabilty and acceptance of your will to expand. We do have certain standards as you can clearly see, if you can try to follow our advice I doubt you'd encounter any trouble. Regards. ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 01:50, 5 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Take a look at what's been done to improve Starship (film) to get an idea of where your articles should be headed towards. Beyond My Ken (talk) 05:55, 5 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, they are short articles, but all directed by a notable director. I feel PROD overkill here! Thanks to everyone who's helped expand these stubs. Lugnuts (talk) 07:42, 5 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Looks good. Although you should add around the top 10 in the cast rather than the top 4. Also you can link the 2006 as 2006 (2006 in film). As long as you add all of these films to those listed I talked about previously.. ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 23:05, 5 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Uploading posters[edit]

Hi. Word of advice on uploading posters. Please don't use the format you've currently been using. A] It'll pick up a bot for deletion because you have no licensing at the bottom, B] You have to wikilink the name of the film at the top . Rationale for Fair Use in [[ ]]. Otherwise at a later date the bot will read it and fail to recognise the article it is being used in. So please copy all of the contents of http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Love_is_better_than_ever_ver2.jpg&action=edit. The source must also be stated out side of the template so the bot can read it. This will ave you being drilled deletion warnings later, but above all, you must including the licensing tag at the bottom. See File:Nightofthescarecrow.jpg now. ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 14:18, 6 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Purrfect. Remember to add the titles to pages like American films of 1976 though so people browsing will come across them by year.. ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 18:53, 6 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, Some more minor things. See my changes to this. Otherwise you're doing really well. ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 21:06, 9 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Try to take more care with you director stubs too, Randall Miller is unreferenced. It needs to have a reference otherwise it is classified as a BLP vio, (it must adhere to biography of living people) and claims however trivial must be cited. You should list his films in a filmography section. ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 21:27, 9 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, MovieBuff. I noticed the AfD on that article too late to offer any input there, but I've done a little work on the article. I see you've gotten the red-carpet welcome treatment from the Film Project's ambassador of goodwill ;-) I also notice you're starting a lot of very short articles on notable subjects. It's frustrating, of course, that the kind of grab-ass games (like PRODs and AfDs) that people play around here have likely helped stifle growth, so that those notable subjects don't have articles already. Anyway, I've found a good way to start decent articles fast is to use a "Skeleton" file. Set up a "Skeleton" article, with all your usual sources, parameters (credits, date of release, etc.), and links to your regular sources-- allmovie, variety, NY Times, whatever-- and just do your searches, then paste the basic info into the form. Take a few minutes after that do some more searching, and to polish the article up, then you should have a perfectly presentable stub, if not start-article within a few minutes. For an example of what I'm talking about, see: User:Dekkappai/Tools/U.S. Sexploitation, then go into edit-mode. This works particularly well when doing articles on one particular genre or film series. Dekkappai (talk) 20:55, 7 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Hi from me too. I've been involved in a few of the debates Dekkappai mentions above. I want to stress that you shouldn't take it personally - or get discouraged - when an article is nominated for deletion. It's always best to assume good faith, which means that the nomination is to generate debate as to whether the article stays or goes. I've argued strongly for one of the articles Ride a Wild Pony to stay (which it has) and for another C.H.O.M.P.S to be deleted. The interesting thing is that I think both articles have improved significantly by being nominated. Dekkappai has now found a few references for C.H.O.M.P.S and I did the same for Ride a Wild Pony. So nomination isn't a bad thing in itself. Of course, if nominations are made on a frivolous or vindictive basis, then there is cause to complain as they do take up people's time. There are proper ways to address such instances, but I think these particular ones don't fall into this category. Dekkappai's suggestion above, is a good one, and will mean that the article is a lot better developed when it first "goes live". Anyway, in short, I just wanted to encourage you not to give up and stress that, from my perspective in any case, the involvement in the deletion debates was not personal or any reflection on your effort to create new articles. Cheers, Wikipeterproject (talk) 23:34, 7 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Porkys[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Stephen Daldry[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Joe Wright[edit]

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Wolfgang Petersen template[edit]

There has been a discussion on the talk page and at WP:FILM and consensus seems to be to include the television films. There are articles for some of these, so at least those with an article should be included, but then it would be awkward to randomly exclude those television films which do not yet have an article. Note also that the essay you cited on WP:FILM is just that, an essay and not policy or a guideline. Демоны Врубеля/Vrubel's Demons (talk) 19:14, 20 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I do not know whether anyone was aware of this essay, but even this essay only says that "Red links should be avoided", not that Red links are not allowed. In any case you also removed links to existing articles, and it is quite clear that most if not all redlinks in the template have the potential to be developed into an article. Демоны Врубеля/Vrubel's Demons (talk) 19:20, 20 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Most of the red links have articles, some of them quite detailed and including third-party sources, on the German Wikipedia. So that alone indicates some notability. That no one has created them so far is not a reason, there is no deadline here and removing the redlinks makes it less likely that anyone will ever develop them into article. If you are unhappy with the template try to get a new consensus about the inclusion of television films. Демоны Врубеля/Vrubel's Demons (talk) 19:30, 20 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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The article Dudes (film) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

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Template:James Whale[edit]

I imagine that you must have some reason for continually removing films directed by James Whale from the template for films directed by James Whale. However, seeing as they are, in fact, films directed by James Whale I can't imagine that it is a very good reason. Please stop removing Whale-directed films from the template. Thank you. Are You The Cow Of Pain? (talk) 17:29, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]

  • Take three seconds and search Google. Is the New York Times sufficient to establish Whale's direction of Hello Out There? Is this sufficient to establish he directed the training film? Instead of blindly and stupidly reverting edits based on the thoroughly UNreliable IMDB, maybe in future it wouldn't be too much trouble for you to, you know, look at a single Wikipedia article in which Whale's directorship of these films is clearly established by reliable sources. Are You The Cow Of Pain? (talk) 17:40, 22 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Gremlins[edit]

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Template:Louis Letterier[edit]

Dear "TheMovieBuff", I notice you've made it a personal mission to remove The Transporter from the template for films directed by Louis Leterrier. I can't see why though, seeing as how this film was directed by Mr Leterrier, and it's not like this is a state secret that isn't documented. As such I would ask you to please stop removing The Transporter from the template. Thank you.Happy Evil Dude (talk) 13:17, 15 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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Argentine cinema[edit]

Hi!! I was wondering if you could make film director templates for the Category:Argentine film directors people. There are tons of notable directors and their films need sorting/expanding/starting. Dr. Blofeld White cat 10:00, 18 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Most of them are notable but in particular Luis César Amadori and Leopoldo Torre Nilsson could do for starters. Dr. Blofeld White cat 17:54, 18 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Template:Navbox Goosebumps[edit]

I reduced the size of the navbox by grouping the books into there series, which allows easier navigating. I did explain this in the edit summary. Do you disagree with this change? d'oh! talk 06:15, 2 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Frederik Du Chau[edit]

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Paul Greengrass[edit]

Please do not revert me without an edit summary. It is a waste of space to have one film for each decade in the Paul Greengrass template. Erik (talk | contribs) 00:28, 30 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Director templates do not need to be consistent by breaking down by decade. If you have an example like Template:Paul Greengrass, there will be mostly-empty lines where the directed works can be better grouped together. I'll be watchlisting where I fix templates to avoid such empty lines. Erik (talk | contribs) 20:12, 29 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Please do not add mostly-empty lines to director templates. It is possible to be "consistent" to a fault. Erik (talk | contribs) 16:41, 2 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
WT:FILM#Director templates. Erik (talk | contribs) 16:48, 2 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Blonde and Blonder[edit]

This is a Bob Clark film. It's not well-known that it is, but in ClarkWORLD, a documentary about him, it's made very clear that he was the director of this film. Lithistman (talk) 17:03, 11 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Okay, I'm watching ClarkWORLD right now. The documentary makes it VERY clear that B & B was filmed shortly before his death, and released after he had died. A documentary about the man is a far more reliable source than IMDB. Please quit reverting the movie out of the template. Lithistman (talk) 17:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Apted template[edit]

Stop removing the Up series from the template. I don't know what the hell your problem is with the series or with using edit summaries, but even if you did bother to explain yourself I highly doubt there's any justification for removing it. Propaniac (talk) 14:02, 20 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Jeez, after looking at the rest of your Talk page, is it your mission statement to randomly delete movies from director templates? Propaniac (talk) 14:06, 20 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
They're films that premiere on TV. Nobody on Earth classifies them as a TV series instead of a film series. Perhaps someone could have informed you of that earlier, if you'd mentioned in an edit summary that you were removing it because of a mistaken belief that it's a TV series. Propaniac (talk) 15:43, 27 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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Eric Darnell[edit]

Tell me what sense it makes to have the template, though, when he's only directed DreamWorks films and those already have a navbox. It's redundant. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 05:33, 2 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Henry VIII[edit]

Simply re-adding Henry VIII (TV serial) to {{Pete Travis}} will not make it a film. It is a two-part serial produced by a television company, and broadcast on television. It has nothing to do with films and did not have a theatrical release anywhere in the world. Bradley0110 (talk) 12:43, 3 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Dominic Sena[edit]

I thought you admitted that breaking down by decade can be going too far in some cases. Are you telling me that five films cannot be presented in a single row? Erik (talk | contribs) 20:50, 8 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

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Nomination of Deep Freeze (film) for deletion[edit]

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Random[edit]

Hello. Your language is very beautiful and necessary. I will teach English, and Wikipedia help me. I will translate article with dictionary. 188.18.89.183 (talk) 20:16, 26 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Deep Freeze (film)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:05, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Decade breakdown[edit]

Hi, the decade breakdown in director navboxes is only for cases where it's otherwise difficult to get a proper overview of the filmography. The breakdown makes the navbox more intrusive, so when it's not absolutely necessary it should be avoided. I also highly encourage you to leave an explanaition when you revert an edit, it is confusing and bad etiquette to not communicate in such situations. Smetanahue (talk) 03:21, 10 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Please, you need to come up with a better argument than that many film director templates have decade breakdowns. You can NOT claim that all navboxes have such divisions, because it's just not true. The very template Wikipedia template messages has a section with three rows of links, so it's obviously not too much for a film template to have this as well. The only reason for decade breakdown is when there are so many titles that the overview becomes difficult without dividing the navbox somehow, but this is definitely not the case in the vast majority of the templates. That many navboxes of a certain type (again, not at Wikipedia at large) do something wrong is not a reason to continue doing it wrong. I will undo your reversal at Template:Terry Gilliam and I do not expect you to revert it again until you have provided at least one genuine argument here or at my talk page. Smetanahue (talk) 07:01, 17 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

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Template:KaBlam! has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 14:33, 15 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

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Renaming templates[edit]

Hello, I am wondering if you think it would be a good idea to rename director templates to include the word "Director". You may have seen some other editors add writing or producing credits to some templates, and I think it is in part due to the template being just the person's name and not focused enough. Erik (talk | contribs) 12:28, 8 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Directors and their careers[edit]

Hey pal, you do not blow away half of a director's career from his template. And you would certainly never do it without prior discussion on the Talk page. What is the matter with you? Varlaam (talk) 17:33, 9 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]