Talk:John Scott (organist)

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Just wanted to say, Patrug, that I deeply appreciate your work on Dr Scott's biography article. I enjoyed studying under him and working with him for several years, so it was comforting to see you and a few other people who were moved to work on it. JackTheVicar (talk) 01:18, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

I asked Mdann52 on his talk page at User talk:Mdann52#John Scott (organist) to clarify the matter regarding John Scott's father's name and the OTRS ticket which he's cited in the edit summaries. Knowing that OTRS is often contacted in BLP situations by interested people from the general public (often associated or connected to an article's subject) when it comes to providing sources to support certain information that might not be publically accessible, I'd would tend to defer to OTRS. I asked him if there's a policy specifically for these situations--when we bypass WP:V and WP:RS in deference to OTRS--and am awaiting Mdann52's reply if there is one. While I agree with your deferring to the source presently cited by the article in most situations, I would tend to think OTRS verification would trump those concerns in this instance. JackTheVicar (talk) 21:12, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

@JackTheVicar and Mdann52: I'm certainly in favor of fixing published errors – but as WP:OTRS confirms: "OTRS agents are not above English Wikipedia policies." In particular, we shouldn't override inline citations without providing inline explanations. The talkpage suggestion from was a good one, adding a Reference such as "Written communication from Scott family to Wikipedia:Volunteer Response Team." The genealogy sources from Charles01 are even better. Thank you all for the updates. —Patrug (talk) 23:04, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


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The photo has a bad color cast on it, if the person who posted it wants a better color balanced copy of the same exact image please let me know. I don't know how to upload it. Aristide1811 (talk) 16:24, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

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I think you posted the photo of John. The color cast and exposure is not so good, can I get you a better image of him?

I am not so good with wiki. Can I ask if you would post this video of John playing? That is 1 take and no edits and it is amazing.

Great and wonderful man.

Thx Aristide1811 (talk) 16:27, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

@Aristide1811: Thanks for your interest and suggestions. I updated his article's External Links to access many of his YouTube performances, including the excellent Mendelssohn video that you pointed out. The posted photo is a "fair use" frame from another video by the same photographer JAV, since I couldn't find a better one with suitable copyright permission. —Patrug (talk) 00:14, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
Aristide1811, thanks very much for emailing the improved photo. I just uploaded the new version. —Patrug (talk) 22:41, 4 November 2015 (UTC)