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Blonde tennis lady?Edit

I didn't get the reference.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  23:01, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Oh the celebrated case of the one East European BLP on Wikipedia bravely targeted for Anglicization by a little band of valiant defenders of English Wikipedia. Remove her shameful accent aigu. In ictu oculi (talk) 12:14, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Nine years!

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Sorry, I have no idea why Phryné was moved. But IF moved, please clean up after it, especially in templates. Or should it be moved back? I changed the composer's template. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:02, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
When I created the article I wasn't aware that the accented spelling was so often used in English books for the courtesan herself. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:06, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Music without beats?Edit

Hi In ictu oculi,

I looked up BI (the disambiguation page)) and found the table of contents on the right. I think this is a good solution and indicates a free spirit. Then I searched the history to find who was so smart and free. That's how I came upon your name and user page. There I saw that you have done a lot in music too.

This led me to the idea that, maybe, you could give me a hint.
I (try to) enjoy music via internet radio.

As for voices: I love beautiful voices like Elvis (in his best time, that is: when he was young) and Vicky Leandros (in her teens and twenties) or "Plava Laguna" in the film "The Fifths Element"; and I prefer few instruments, not big orchestras, e.g. pan flute, violine, clarinette, saxophone and trombone. I just realized: they are the ones which can start gentle.

As for drums: I love them when they happen to be from natural instruments which are big and have a solid bottom (not this western military style sound), and are recorded with microphones (not electr(on)ic pick ups) (minimum one meter away), then their sound is astounding enthusiasing, even more when their cases are thick wooden. But I hate the beats in modern music especially from snare drums (as they are used since Rock'n Roll was invented - after the Hawaiian music - and musicians started to use these "rock'n roll" drum kits). I hate such beats especialy when they are louder than the rest of the music, which just spoils the complete song -- for me, even if it was played and recorded analog. However, I love the snares in "Bolero". But I even more disgust beats which are artificial (that is: with a digitally made rectangle ascent).

Do you know of music stiles which do not have (artificial) beats in them? Sometimes I listen to the internet radio station "Cheap music" which features Music from the US from the 20s to the 50s, but these are not all enjoyable to me. I also tried two Irish music channels but constantly the same type of fiddle or singing is just too much. I once enjoyed the bouzouki in a film of the 1970s where the bouzouki was played light and gentle, so I tried a Greek channel, but almost all their bouzouki was played hard to the max and with the microphone much too close to the strings (I suppose). Plus most Greek female singers's voices sound like very old women and the men much too rough.

So, a hint or two out of your big chest of experience would be very apreciated.
I would also apreciate a ping, Steue (talk) 20:46, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

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TrumpeterEdit

I suggest looking again at the issues for the RM at Talk:Trumpeter (bird). I think your comment may have been a little confused. The article that has been suggested to be moved is not about a pigeon. — BarrelProof (talk) 17:50, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

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Vietnamese diacritics in The New York TimesEdit

Given your previous participation in discussions here about diacritics, you may be interested in a blog post I wrote briefly summarizing the 2011–2013 English Wikipedia diacritical mark conflict on the occasion of The New York Times appearing to relent and start using Vietnamese diacritics for seemingly the first time ever. [1] It's just one online-only op-ed so far, so nothing to reopen an RfC about on its own, but hopefully it brightens your day as much as it did mine. Maybe it's the start of something big. Also, I updated WP:DGUIDE to acknowledge the recent acceptance of diacritics by the AP (of all things). Minh Nguyễn 💬 17:35, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

It's very much a technical issue. en.wp had both the editors and software to do it, for free. I worked in publishing at the same time and we only used full font VN for one high-MOS series of travel books, because it helped readers and the cost was worth it, but that's (a) a free encyclopedia, and (b) quality books. Newspapers would need to have proofreaders standing by in 100 languages, it's just not practicable, or wasn't then. The "English names" contingent didn't understand that. And still don't, we've got one sore thumb Serbian tennis bio remaining on en.wp as a trophy for the "English names" lobby. Publishing has different rules for reference books vs time sensitive news publications. In ictu oculi (talk) 12:27, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

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QueryEdit

Hi In ictu oculi, looking for your help on a matter. I recently substantially expanded Cataldo Amodei and found this edit from yourself adding a music edition to the article. I would presume the edition in question is this one but I'm wondering where you got the names of the composer included, or if you have any more information on the edition? Best - Aza24 (talk) 02:53, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

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