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The full page - - already explains that it's Lederer.

But readers shouldn't have to go there to learn who the photo is really of. Anyhow, I've edited the photo caption since then. It is odd that the photo of Lederer was captioned only as "Ann Landers" but this bit of oddness comes from the LoC.

What's been bothering me is whether there was ever a real "Ann Landers".

According to [1], it was a name randomly chosen by Ruth Crowley, using the surname of a family friend. So I guess 'no' is the answer.

DS (talk) 19:30, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

... and I only now noticed that the article has been expanded to include material about Ruth Crowley. DS (talk) 19:33, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
As I said on the discussion page, for the sake of delivering the historical facts in an objective way, I strongly feel there need to be 3 2 separate articles, 2 1 bios ( R Crowley & E Lederer) and one "Ask Ann Landers (advice column)" article. Lederer's use of the "Ann Landers" identity seems to have gone beyond journalism and almost into the territory of performance, and lots of Americans still think of her (& feel affectionately towards her) as Landers. However, this belief/feeling doesn't really reflect the actual history or make for a clearly-set-out encyclopedia article.--Tyranny Sue (talk) 06:00, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Great job in distinguishing Lederer from the column. Keep up the good work. (And I can see how to answer your question about Creme de noyaux, but not how to phrase it... gimme a little while to think.) DS (talk) 12:33, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, DS!--Tyranny Sue (talk) 09:49, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Cinnabar & Dragon's bloodEdit

Cinnabar has certainly been used to make buttons (and almost everything right up to furniture) as China has a huge tradition of highly carved (mercury) cinnabar lacquerwork.

However this isn't dragon's blood, and dragon's blood doesn't have anything like the mechanical strength needed to be used in layers this thick. It's not even (AFAIK) used for relief carving. Andy Dingley (talk) 09:20, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Andy!--TyrS (talk) 10:47, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

True BloodEdit

I know it's a bummer, but American quotation marks go outside the comma. Being English myself, I feel your pain, but that's the way they do it here! Ravenscroft32 (talk) 14:59, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

FYI, Ravenscroft32, we don't use the American format for quotation marks. WP:ENGVAR doesn't affect that aspect of punctuation, so I've restored TyrS' edits. Cheers. --Ckatzchatspy 18:08, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Ckatz. Ravenscroft32, the guideline in question can be found here: MOS:LQ#LQ (example 2).--TyrS (talk) 08:13, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification! Ravenscroft32 (talk) 10:13, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

See also sectionsEdit

See also section are not recommended per WP:MEDMOS Cheers Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:49, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

The line of text is this one "See also: Avoid when possible; use wikilinks in the main article and navigation templates at the end." Will bring it up a WT:MED.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:06, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I read (and understood) that, but my point is that I haven't created all of these See also sections, so I'm not sure if you have a problem with all of the See also sections in medical articles or just the ones I've created. (And if the latter, that requires more specific discussion.)--TyrS (talk) 09:09, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
We should be trying to make them small and eventually get rid of them IMO not make them larger. But we will see what others feelings are.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:12, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
No worries.--TyrS (talk) 09:20, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Hey TyrS how about creating a horizontal template to be placed at the bottom of the pages for Pregnancy related health problems such as the one for toxicology?

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:01, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Reliable sourcesEdit

With regards to Risk factors in pregnancy, could I point out some guidelines on the selection of reliable sources for medical articles? These are at WP:MEDRS. I don't think the Merck Manual is the ideal source for such a subject, and recent high-quality reviews or professional textbooks in the field are more likely to be useful. JFW | T@lk 13:06, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for that. I'm working on finding better sources (as time permits, of course). :) --TyrS (talk) 21:52, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Gender Word OrderEdit

Hello. Regarding the gender word order discussion: The conversation seems to have fizzled out, but I find it really intriguing. I am personally against balancing the word order of gender references in articles, and prefer the more "conventional" (for lack of a better word) approach. But if you feel strongly about this, then I think you could make a very interesting case for it, and I encourage you to do so; which brings me to my point: I have (as you can tell) been thinking about this, and would suggest that you could create a Bot that would scan articles and identify phrases such as "man and woman" "he and she" etc. The Bot could reverse the word order in every other case, thereby creating a balance of word orders. I, myself, have no idea how to create a bot, but you could probably reach out to the help desk page and find someone willing to do it. Then I'd take the operational Bot to the Villiage Pump and ask for a consensus to launch the bot. I can only imagine what type of discussion that would prompt. Anyway, that may be way beyond the effort you want to put in to this. Regardless, I appreciate the food for thought regarding the gender word order issue. Happy editing! The Eskimo (talk) 18:04, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

PS- Feel free to delete this from your page if it rubs you the wrong way. I come here in good faith, but I won't take offense. The Eskimo (talk) 18:04, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Replied on The Eskimo's talk page--TyrS 05:51, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Rights claimantsEdit

See Template talk:Rights. Do you want to help find a more appropriate subsection heading?--SasiSasi (talk) 23:34, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Your usernameEdit

Hi Sue,

I'm curious, is your username at all a play on "tiramisu"? (Or alternately, perhaps some subtype of Mary Sue, e.g. "Purity Sue", "Possession Sue", "Relationship Sue", etc?)

--Pfhorrest (talk) 09:59, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Pfhorrest,
Yeah, it's a play on tiramisu, and I also had Calamity Jane in mind at the time (I got the idea for "Tyranny" as a name from the credits of a computer game, I think). I didn't know about all those Sues, though. :)  TyrS  chatties  10:48, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

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Completely new abortion proposal and mediationEdit

In light of the seemingly endless disputes over their respective titles, a neutral mediator has crafted a proposal to rename the two major abortion articles (pro-life/anti-abortion movement, and pro-choice/abortion rights movement) to completely new names. The idea, which is located here, is currently open for opinions. As you have been a contributor in the past to at least one of the articles, your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

The hope is that, if a consensus can be reached on the article titles, the energy that has been spent debating the titles of the articles here and here can be better spent giving both articles some much needed improvement to their content. Please take some time to read the proposal and weigh in on the matter. Even if your opinion is simple indifference, that opinion would be valuable to have posted.

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Hi, and thanks for discussing. Sometimes movies are written completely by one screenwriter or a screenwriting partnership. Sometimes one or more writers do the considerable work of creating the narrative, the plot and the major characters, but don't write the actual dialog. The latter are credited for "story," and that is at least equally important as the script. Logan wrote a wonderful script, but without the story by himself and two other writers, there wouldn't have been a script to write. None of this is new or original information; it's a very basic breakdown of how that aspect of filmmaking is done and, per both convention and the WGA, credited. If we credit one, we need to credit the other. In this case, because it might be unwieldy and because all the writers are credited in the infobox, I removed the partial credit and gave my note. I've certainly no objection to the entire bunch of names going into the lead if no one else does. Note, though, that generally in modern cinema the director is credited as a film's auteur. I hope this helps! --Tenebrae (talk)

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Not sure that you "are watching my page" ... so this is just in case you are not. This will take you straight there to my reply to your posting earlier today! Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 13:27, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

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Hey Gareth,

Yup, I'm checking your talk page :) --TyrS 01:09, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Glad to know!Edit

  As we are right the middle of our Wimbledon here in the "good old United Kingdom", here is a bowl of strawberries for you!

The strawberry fruit (which is not actually a berry) is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness.

All the best! Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 12:16, 3 July 2012 (UTC)


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Golden RetrieverEdit

Restricted-use media listEdit

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Did you recently postEdit

at Talk:Masculism? Because with the formatting all messed up there it is difficult for me to figure out who said (wrote) what. If you could go and separate your posting from that on another editor it would help clarify things. Thanks, Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 20:36, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the link - this is my favorite part. "The existence of MRAs shames the memory of Teddy Roosevelt." I'm not sure if you know the legacy of TR in America, but he was a "real man." Did some very good things (American's National Park System) and killed many, many wild animals. One of the big finger pointing things that came out of the women's movement in the US was the claim that these women did not have a sense of humor. Now that seems to be very true of the guys in the MRM. The worst thing one can do is ridicule them, so naturally this seems to be what I am compelled to do. And since I have given up sugar I can't even blame my ediditing on that. Oh well, I think my month ban from that article has expired, I am not sure what I'm going to do. I respect the admins (even the one who banned me) who have to maintain control but feel that my natural way of dealing with MRM seems to begin with a lack of control. Perhaps I will just focus on Funerary art for a while instead of trying to bury those crackers. You don't live next to Rookwood Necropolis, do you? Carptrash (talk) 15:27, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
I also just discovered an addition that you (I think it was you) added to my in my opinion list a few weeks ago. Thanks and it is always a bit surprising to discover that someone has looked at, and understood, my list and my intention. Carptrash (talk) 18:29, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi, yes, that was me. I noticed your name on the Masculism talk page. I found that list interesting though I should probably admit to not being totally sure I understand the intention behind it. To be honest, I tend to feel annoyed when I hear some of those phrases (e.g. "in actual fact" followed by an obvious opinion; though I should probably feel amused instead). I can't help wishing that people would recognize and admit it when they're expressing an opinion (though I'm starting to admit to myself that that's unlikely to start happening). For me, those phrases are almost as bad as new-agers talking about "the energy" of something (or someone). (But maybe I'm too easily annoyed.)--TyrS 05:56, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

I think I'm tuned in to your vibe.
My intention in creating the list (and I have been accused by a very dear friend of being much more obscure than subtle) was to recognize and identify all the different ways that people use to cover up that they are about to offer an opinion. I have almost cured myself of using most of those and have almost reached the point where some of my more . . . . .. easily annoyed friends are tired of my prefacing much of what I say with a variety of disclaimers, such as, "this is my version of so-and-so's life" or "it seems to me" and stuff like that. My brother, the college teacher, claims that my carrying on about this has made him much more aware of what he says to classes. WHich generates good feelings in me. Carptrash (talk) 01:36, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Oh wow, I am really glad to hear that! I reformed my own language use in this way many years ago and was somehow hoping (like an idiot) it would 'catch on'. Sure, people are going to think "ooh, I want to be pedantic like that person". Ha. Did you like the New Age one? (I hope you don't mind me adding another.)
Oh, and about Rookwood Cemetery, I was going to reply "yes, as a matter of fact, not only do I live next to it, I live in it, though perhaps 'live' is the wrong word". --TyrS 02:48, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

unlink yearEdit

Hello TyrS, No other years in article are linked. See also WP:YEARLINK. Regards --palmiped |  Talk  09:02, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Palmiped! I hadn't read WP:YEARLINK yet.--TyrS 01:50, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

This Sporting Life on WikiquoteEdit

Hi Sue, just a heads up: someone has proposed q:This Sporting Life (radio program) for deletion. I seem to remember you had something to do with the creation of this page, even though I am listed as the creator. — This, that and the other (talk) 00:56, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

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Per here leads are supposed to be 4 paragraphs and provide an overview of the article. Not just a definition.

Also we do not use level one headings.

WP:MEDMOS is also a good read. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:53, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

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IP address range block April 25, 2017Edit

Apparently my IP address was in a range associated with web hosting (which I had to look up). I appealed it and it was fixed before even the Unblock Review Team had a chance to look at it. I don't understand how these things work but wonder if there's anything I can do to prevent this type of thing from happening in future?--TyrS 16:18, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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April 27, 2017Edit

Good morning!
I love your new User name.
Wishing you all the best!
Gareth Griffith-Jones, The Welsh Buzzard (Talk) 07:18, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

PS Thanks for your email. Gareth Griffith-Jones, The Welsh Buzzard (Talk) 07:27, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much Gareth! I managed to forget my password at about the same time they gave me my new name, so I have no idea what signature will happen when I sign this. Hey, can you by any chance advise me please as to how to keep a subsection like 'References' at the bottom of this page so that new messages always appear above it? -- TyrS  chatties  04:38, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
The only thing I know about that is to add {{Tlx|Reflist-talk}} to the actual thread and that will keep the reference within it.
Seems your previous signature is still valid. To change it go to Preferences at the top of the page which opens by default on User profile. Cheers!
Gareth Griffith-Jones, The Welsh Buzzard (Talk) 04:51, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Gareth :) --Philologia (talk) 18:49, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

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