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Not sure if this ping went throughEdit

I never know if changing the spelling of a ping'ed name tries to ping it again or if that's a one shot thing. Anyway, I pinged you here! [[1]] Springee (talk) 02:47, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

A question?Edit

What do you think of last nights episode of TWD? The Optimistic One (talk) 06:23, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

An edit was made to the Nintendo Switch article, and a list I added underneath the Nintendo Switch Online section including a list of NES Games (with cites) was removed. I was just wondering if you removed it by chance? I'm not mad, just curious! Thanks! :) CreeperDudeBro (talk) 05:15, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

How are you so good at editing? I’m new too. Lotsoflolzandbloxs (talk) 03:18, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

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Camp fireEdit

OK. It's been basically ready for six hours, though. Sca (talk) 23:09, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Looks like it took 15 hours for posting. At least it's out there. Death toll of 25 likely to rise. Sca (talk) 14:16, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


Not sure what cased that edit conflict at VPPOL. About once every 3-4 months of active editing I have MediaWiki's edit-conflict processing stuff fail, and either clobber some posts, or appear to save mine but not actually do so. Has been happening for years, and I have never been able to isolate it to specific conditions.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  08:09, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

thank youEdit

thank you for nomination in the news[2]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:29, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

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User-created non-free collage/montageEdit

Hi Masem. Would you mind taking a look at File talk:2018 Asian Games Shooting Skeet and Trap.png#Deletion? I'm asking you since you previously offered some opinions on non-free collages/montages at Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 67#User-created montages using non-free images. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:53, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

John Bain articleEdit

You have TWICE reverted my edit, which only says EXACTLY what the cited source [Forbes] says. Zoe Quinn made the DMCA request, and Youtube determined it was not valid and restored the video. The cite even links to the evidence here:

John Bain addressed the matter ONLY because of the false DMCA claim, as he stated on twitlonger. Why do you want readers to think differently?

Restore my edit.

The most effectual Bob Cat (talk) 19:11, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Now that I realize that a Forbes contributor article was being used, we do not consider those reliable sources. The point, however, is not to to try to judge who was right or wrong in terms of the takedown, but that Bain spoke up about it and was criticized for speaking up, hence how he got involved with GG. Whether that was right or wrong is not within WP's purview to determine. --Masem (t) 20:40, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

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Recent Toy Story 4 editEdit

Thank you for undoing my recent edit in the article for Toy Story 4. After looking at the previous version, it is far superior than mine. I was just trying to find a way to say that the character will be in the movie, especially since he is featured in the teaser, despite Rickles passing away. However, I should have just left it the way it was. And1987 (talk) 04:26, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Neil deGrasse Tyson articleEdit

Is there any particular reason you undid my edit just now? If so, you need to list it in your edit summary. Treybien, talk 20:31 4 December 2018 (UTC)

I did so, see the talk page for Tyson - we have been discussing whether to add those allegations or not for some time and there's no cconsensus to add at this point. --Masem (t) 04:32, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

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Can anyone revdel the first edit made to User talk: Apparently, the image added to it is NSFW... - (talk) 16:55, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Cindy Hyde-SmithEdit

Do you think this edit is a fair reading of the consensus at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard/Archive27? I will start an RFC next, but that honestly seems like a waste of time for such an obviously bad and biased edit. But if people are going to keep re-adding this and not agree on noticeboard consensus, the RFC may make sense. This place sometimes. Jesus. Marquardtika (talk) 05:09, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

I still think it's coat-racking without explaining from an RS why being a segregated school is important but it's not worth trying to get a fuss about. It's another piece of evidence to add to a growing problem on WP with focusing far too much on the court of public opinion in the short term rather than long-term importance. --Masem (t) 06:02, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
And removing it is another piece of evidence of ongoing censorship. It is clearly relevant material, notworthy, and well-sourced that CHS sent her daughter to a seg academy, and that's what the consensus was at BLP.Jacona (talk) 13:55, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
But there's nothing in WP's article to explain why its relevant, even though I am sure that there are sources to explain why it is. You don't drop random facts that coatrack issues not discussed in an article without sourcing to explain why they are relevant. That info seemed to be there in the sources, but no one has added it properly and where it matters or belongs. --Masem (t) 14:28, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
I haven't done it, initially in respect for the process at BLP, and because I am extremely busy elsewhere at the moment. Either someone will find the time or I'll get to it sooner or later, it's not a rush, is it? BTW, it did not at all appear to be consensus that this is a coatrack issue, that was really just one editor, wasn't it? Why don't you give it a shot, if you have the time, including the information appropriately and adding the necessary connection to eliminate your coatrack concerns? Jacona (talk) 14:42, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
The discussion at BLPN got sidetracked into discussion about whether it should be noted that Hyde-Smith went to a segregation academy. However, that wasn't the question I posed. I was specifically inquiring about the daughter. The daughter's schooling is mentioned incidentally in the original piece, and several sources piggybacking off of the original piece in turn mentioned it. But there's no evidence that details of the non-notable daughter's schooling are of encyclopedic value to the article about the mother. No one at BLPN made a case for this; people were mostly talking about the mother's school attendance. This is really just a disgusting attempt to smear a kid who surely didn't choose where to go to school. Pathetic. Increasingly it seems like people who don't get their way electorally try to get a modicum of satisfaction by turning their partisan energies to Wikipedia. Marquardtika (talk) 15:27, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
And that's why dropping that link in her personal life section is a coatrack. There was an issue that journalists saw Hyde-Smith's school and her choice of where to send her daughter to school as reflecting on her political views, which she denied. That should all be self-contained in a political position section or in the article on the election, not scattered about randomly particularly in personal life details. --Masem (t) 15:31, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Different people looking at the same thing and seeing something entirely differently. What others see, and it appears to be the majority view at BLP/N, is an attempt to use various obtuse arguments to suborn policy and whitewash/censor significant, reliably sourced material about the subject of the article. Jacona (talk) 17:54, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
The question wasn't about including the information, but not adding it in a section that appropriately discusses its connection/importance to Hyde-Smith's political positions. Someone on the talk page gave a reasonable paragraph that summarized the information as long as it was placed in a political section of her bio, not scattered in personal life issues. --Masem (t) 19:04, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

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You said not to add non official versions but there are other non official versions like this. Either remove that too or I'm adding back the other ones. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Esqarrouth (talkcontribs) 19:12, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Could you please give an opinion into the appropriate part of the Talk:Neil_deGrasse_Tyson#Text_proposals section for easier evaluation? ResultingConstant (talk) 22:20, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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Merry MerryEdit

  Happy Christmas!
Hello Masem,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 03:48, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

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PlayStation Classic price cutEdit

Hi there. Isn't a 38% discount on the PlayStation Classic, during its month of release no less, a notable discount? If it were covered by a gaming news outlet, would it be fine to mention it on Wikipedia? --LABcrabs (talk) 02:55, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

It would have to be more than just mentioning that it was on sale, but that it was a sign it wasn't selling or the like. --Masem (t) 03:03, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
@Labcrabs: now there are several articles talking the price cut across several vendors to make addition appropriate. --Masem (t) 17:00, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

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  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

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Star ControlEdit

Hey! I tried to fix the issues with the article and shift from primary sources to reliable third party sources. I'd appreciate another set of eyes. Feel free to re-add tags if you think I blew it. Could also use some help with the main series article, since I remember hating all the merge / split / move type of stuff. If you can get that going, I can keep going with the citation and clean-up. Shooterwalker (talk) 22:22, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

About adding the Philippine release dateEdit

With English being the Philippines' second official language, and this being the English Wikipedia, the film's release date in the country deserves to be mentioned alongside the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand ones (The latter three should also be mentioned in the article in an efficient way). This, of course, does not apply to the infobox, which should only mention the release date and distributor/s of the film in its original country (unless it has other notable premieres). LionFosset (talk) 06:06, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

The Binding of Isaac: RebirthEdit

Hello. I noticed you contributely substantially to this article. I'm here to tell you that I'm planning on nominating the article for GA and was hoping you'd be able to help me with the nomination in some way. Thanks!   Jalen D. Folf (talk) 00:52, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Go right ahead, just ping me when you do send it to GAC so I can help there. The only thing I would wait on is when we get news of Repentance coming out as that will be the last major content for the article. --Masem (t) 00:55, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Regarding my edits on the TF2 pageEdit

Hello, I noticed that my edits were removed from the TF2 page. Do you think that such content should have its own page? SimplyMashedPotatoes (talk) 06:21, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

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Regarding the undo of your edit in Candy Crush SagaEdit

I understand that it is an artile of Wikipedia and not a game guide, however, for any other game you see, like PUBG, Fortnite, etc., all these games have detailed explanation of their gameplays. In fact, many people use the Wikipedia article for the tutorial. So, I feel its worth mentioning about these basic, necessary things. Although I have excluded many like clearing of chocolate bars, or black chocolate bars, or function of fish, or colour bomb, or the continuation of the row where a lighted boundary is seen, auto-completiton of levels etc. I hope you get my point. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justlookingforthemoment (talkcontribs) 05:50, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

But the specific types of special candies and how you can make them or earn them is far beyond basic gameplay - we don't list out all the weapon types on other games, that would be the equivalent here. The gameplay in CC is much simpler than other games so respectively its section should be shorter. --Masem (t) 06:30, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Jackbox 5Edit

I don't want to go into an edit war, but it feels against the spirit of Wikipedia to censor information in light of overwhelming evidence. I also don't understand how time-stamped clips cannot be used as sources, especially when there are multiple examples that show a consistent trend of instability. We allow YouTube citations, so why should Twitch clips be any different? The bug is being demonstrated in real time; it's a smoking gun, and I've listed a plethora of examples. I literally did the research to prove it's a widespread and recurring issue. What sources are considered valid (if not these)? I listed first-hand sources... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Electricmaster (talkcontribs)

We need the issue reported by reliable sources. We can't use first-hand sources like videos or forum posts. If reliable sources have not picked up on the issue, then we really have no place to discuss it. --Masem (t) 18:47, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

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Ghostbusters 3Edit

@Masem: I am bringing this to your attention now. There is a discussion regarding the new film that is currently in development. The reverts you have exibited on the franchise page are in conflict with information released by the film studio. There is no basis for the fact that Ghostbusters 3 that has been in and out of development for years, was developed into Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. The film has persistently been stated to be a "passing of the torch" to a younger team, with The Hollywood Reporter just announcing that the new film will revolve around a teenage team. You cannot simply revert edits because they conflict with your outlook/opinion. This page is far to fan-page in style and requires major restructuring. Dealing with the new film and its status as the third film in the main series is step number one.--DisneyMetalhead (talk) 06:23, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

I wrote and researched most of the stuff that is in the "dev of GB3" and yes, all those issues over trying to get a 3rd sequel with Murray involved all eventually led to them choosing to do a reboot to avoid the casting issue. Whatever happened from 1990 to 2013 has little impact on what the 2020 film will be. And while we know it is technically the second sequel, we have no idea if it is going to be numbered as GB 3 or named something else. We cannot use a YouTube video title as confirmation of a movie title, when there's 1.5 yr before relase and no source printed it. --Masem (t) 06:33, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
@Masem: your comments lean towards WP:OWN-tendencies, in that you are assuming that your version is the correct version. I applaud your research though what you are stating is WP:OR and in conflict with WP guidelines. The condensing to the various paragraphs and sub-sections you had for a cancelled Ghostbusters 3 I summarized in leading paragraphs for the Ghostbusters 3 movie section. On top of this fact, most of that information is fit for a film article - not a franchise article. You cannot continue to state that the YouTube video -as released by the film studio- is not proof enough of the film's title.--DisneyMetalhead (talk) 06:53, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
All the stuff that deals with Hellbent, struggles with Murray, the death of Ramis, etc. is tied only to failed attempts to make a sequel to GB 2. There's no film article it can be attached to, but it is critical to the history of the franchise to understand why they went with a reboot. Now, I have no idea if the 2020 film is going to touch any of those scripts or not, but if it does, then we can see about relocated. (That said, the section about Hellbent etc is a bit too long from what I've originally had going into unnecessary details). And yes, on WP, we ignore the titles and headlines from material from RSes, because those may be made by someone that did not actually create the original work. IF it was to be called GB 3, Entertainment Weekly would said that. (Sources that do call it GB3 are using that title as a placeholder, eg [3]). --Masem (t) 07:01, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

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