Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Soap Operas

Add topic
Active discussions
WikiProject Soap Operas (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Soap Operas, an effort to build consistent guidelines for and improve articles about soap operas and telenovelas on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit this article, or visit WikiProject Soap Operas, where you can join the project and/or the discussion.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 
WPSOAP-Icon.png Soap Operas
WikiProject
Project navigation links
Main project page talk
Tasks
Participants
Templates
Assessment
 → Unassessed articles
 → Statistics
Useful links
Style guidelines
edit · changes

Images of past actorsEdit

I wonder if there is a project consensus over images of former actors for long-standing soap characters. I notice that these have now been removed at Janine Butcher after a long period (they were, in fairness, just two images of young girls from over 20 years ago), yet remain at Ben Mitchell (EastEnders), for instance. I was considering whether images of one or both of the previous Lucy Robinsons would be fair use, as that article discusses the image change that went along with her recast to the current actor. U-Mos (talk) 00:54, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

@U-Mos: I'd say it was fair use. The photo has to provide something significant to the reader, and if there is detailed information on her image, it could be included as fair use. – DarkGlow • 13:33, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
@DarkGlow: Thanks, I gave it a go at Lucy Robinson (Neighbours)#Reception. U-Mos (talk) 02:50, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
@U-Mos: As there is already an image of Melissa Bell as Lucy in the article, I think it would've made more sense to upload images of Flinker and Close, with a caption mentioning the changes between all three actors. There's also a couple of comments about the image change from the first Lucy too, as well as more casting and characterisation info for Flinker's version of the character. - JuneGloom07 Talk 23:59, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
@JuneGloom07: That was my initial intention, but on going to the article I felt that there wasn't any substantial commentary to warrant an image of Flinker, with the discussion primarily regarding the transition to Bell's most established version of the role from the child actors who preceded her. And Bell's Lucy in the early 90s looks markedly different from the infobox image of her twenty years on - the latter cannot signify the teenage 'bimbo' description of her early years. U-Mos (talk) 03:17, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Metro soaps carve outEdit

Just to let you all know, I have started a discussion on a potential carve out for the soap coverage of WP:METRO on the RSN. Feel free to contribute. – DarkGlow • 13:34, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Mrs Tembe#Requested move 3 December 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Mrs Tembe#Requested move 3 December 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. I hope that you will comment there. Thank you.--John Cline (talk) 11:47, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

"Wikipedia talk:SOAP" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  An editor has identified a potential problem with the redirect Wikipedia talk:SOAP and has thus listed it for discussion. This discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2022 March 1#Wikipedia talk:SOAP until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. DB1729 (talk) 11:10, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)