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Help needed: Jayne Mansfield[edit]

A mid-importance article supported by WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers that was reviewed by Version 1.0 Editorial Team and selected for Version 0.7 and subsequent release versions. The article has come a long way from a fan boy mish mash to a fair enough GA. Now is the time to take it to the next level. Currently it's going through another peer review. Serious help is needed to clean up the copy. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Aditya(talkcontribs) 10:19, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

WP:IPCEXAMPLES[edit]

Hi. I saw that you deleted some popcult items from Exhibitionism. I'm not going to contest the deletion, becauise they were borderline notable, but I did want to point out that WP:IPCEXAMPLES, which you cited in your edit summary, is an essay, and is not policy (which must be followed) or a guideline (which it is recommended to follow). Thanks. Beyond My Ken (talk) 16:21, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

I understand. Thank you for pointing that out. Although I recognize it as a matter of opinion, I agree with most of the essay's points; I think it is truly a helpful guide for determining inclusion/exclusion of popular culture references (in sections which, untended, can grow toward an exhaustive list of mentions in popular culture, regardless of relevance), and I honestly think that the two examples listed added very little to the article or to the understanding of the topic. I would not have re-deleted it but for the fact that I saw other editors attempting the same thing (i.e. in agreement with me). Sincerely, MattMauler (talk) 16:43, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Really, no problem from me with your actions at all. I'm very strongly in favor of allowing popcult sections in articles, but I also recognize that this creates a responsibility to stop them from growing like topsy, and I frequently remove trivial mentions and non-notable items from them. Best, Beyond My Ken (talk) 17:00, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Writer's barnstar.png The Writer's Barnstar
Nice job on creating Henry Kitchell Webster! Its amazing how many notable writers are still out there without articles!--Milowenthasspoken 17:08, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

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Copy Editing[edit]

Hai, this Indian film article Loham needs copy editing for grammer and writing style. Previously submitted for GA but failed due to language problem. See Talk:Loham. I invite you to help a hand on it.--Charles Turing (talk) 13:04, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

OK. I would be glad to help, and I will, but I cannot start any substantial editing until the weekend, unfortunately, 23 October. I will start soon. --MattMauler (talk) 00:49, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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Wow, fancy color gradient![edit]

Hey, I love that button customization! If you like to, I'll add it to the examples on Template:User_new_message_large/doc. Or feel free to do so yourself, especially if you have not been editing in the template area before. This might be a nice start for getting a feeling of Wikipedia's template namespace. For me, it was. Face-smile.svg ~ ToBeFree (talk) 18:32, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, ToBeFree! As the note in the markup says, I modified what I saw on KatnissEverdeen's talk page in order to get what you see here. If you want to add it to the template page, that's fine. I will/would do it eventually, but since there would be a small learning curve for me (as you noted, I have edited very little in template space), it would likely be five to ten days before I got around to it. Either way is fine. --MattMauler (talk) 21:57, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Hehe, that's nice :) And feel free to take your time, don't hurry. If you'll do it one day, I'd prefer letting you do it yourself, exactly for the learning curve -- you can't break anything, and the documentation is on a separate page that can't disrupt the main template. Even if you would somehow (which I don't believe) manage to mess up the syntax of the documentation page, nothing bad will happen. The template won't be affected, and the edit can easily be undone at any time. You may also use the Wikipedia:Sandbox, or a page like User:MattMauler/sandbox to store a copy that you can experiment with.
I will now add another nice color modification that I have seen on JackintheBox's talk page to the example list. You might like to have a look at the history of Template:User_new_message_large/doc to see how I did that.
But also remember that you don't have to, and if you'd prefer me to do it for you, just ping me with {{u|ToBeFree}} and I'll do it Face-smile.svg ~ ToBeFree (talk) 16:50, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

proud boys edit[edit]

Your edit to the copy here didn't seem to be typo fixing. I'm alerting you to the fact that I reverted it because I was confused about the summary and I'm not sure what the improvement was. Could you please clarify in the summary if you decide to re-revert. Thanks. Edaham (talk) 05:08, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

As you can see by looking at the history, the prev version reads, "but although McInnes has denied the group is alt-right, is it one is is one of the few such groups still strongly active after a year in which the broader movement has been battered by lawsuits, deplatforming, and infighting." Clearly confusing and clearly typos, repetition, etc. My edit fixed this. I have not been hanging around the page for any length of time, so you are welcome to add to or change the version I introduced, or to ask for further clarification, but a straight-up revert seems unwarranted from my perspective. I think the changes I made make the lead much clearer. Which part of my version, specifically is unclear?--MattMauler (talk) 17:07, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
You are correct in saying that I did slightly more than change typos, attempting to make the sentence clearer. I did not, however, alter the meaning (at least as far as I can tell). I have just redone my edit and added a more specific edit summary. Please let me know if there is still confusion.--MattMauler (talk) 17:14, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
BTW, I really appreciate you approaching me here and explaining your initial revert.--MattMauler (talk) 17:16, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
I was erring on the safe side as that article is prone to dubious edits with murky edit summaries. Your change does seem to shorten and simplify the sentence somewhat. Thanks for being patient. Apologies if I was knee-jerking a bit. It’s one of those articles. Edaham (talk) 17:32, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
That's understandable! I know that "Fixed typos" is up there with "Added content" on the list of questionable/murky summaries, particularly on a contentious article.--MattMauler (talk) 17:42, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

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Silent Film[edit]

Hi Matt, I approve of your edit, shortening the refs to a modern silent film, Silent Times. In fact, I contemplated removing the entire section - it smells strongly of self-promotion. Other notable films, e.g. world-famous, Oscar-nominated Aki Kaurismäki's Juha (nomination declined, however - interesting story) are only mentioned in one or two sentences. Do you agree that the section seems promotional? The nominations/awards are from quite minor venues per IMDB. Shall I remove, or at least shorten the lengthy Silent Times synopsis? Regards, --Janke | Talk 09:09, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

User:Janke: It does sound promotional, I agree, and I would be fine with either reducing it or even removing it completely. I began editing the section, drawn to it by the bare URLs, but I have no attachment to it. Thanks a lot for checking!--MattMauler (talk) 12:47, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

The Lord of the Rings[edit]

The only reliable source for what this book is about would be JRR Tolkien.

As Tolkien has now sadly passed away, it must be left to other scholars to suggest possible meanings and allegories for the Lord of the Rings.

If you were to check the reference sources quoted, you may discover a number of similarities between the symbolism for the 'Order of the Garter' and the 'Lord of the Rings'.

Best Regards,

Bill Stradling — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bill stradling (talkcontribs) 13:13, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Responded on your talk page.--MattMauler (talk) 13:35, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi Matt,

The Lord of the Rings is full of puzzles and riddles.

The title of Tolkien's book is clearly another riddle to be solved...

I've not come across a better solution to this riddle than the one proposed by Drew Maloney - [1]

Even the founding location of the Knights of the Garter is closely connected with Oxford where Tolkien was Professor of English.

What would be your definition of a reliable source in the context of explaining the meaning behind the book title of the 'Lord of the Rings'?

As I pointed out earlier, Tolkien would be the only person who could truly answer this puzzle.

I suggest you leave this possible interpretation for the meaning behind the Lord of the Rings on the Wikipedia page unless you can come up with a better answer to this riddle.Bill stradling (talk) 14:22, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Knights of the Garter" (PDF). Drew Maloney.

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Quick question[edit]

I am not in favor of unnecessary dead-naming, but what is the policy you were citing in this edit? Cheers, --SVTCobra (talk) 22:53, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

@SVTCobra. It's MOS:MULTIPLENAMES: "In the case of transgender and non-binary people, birth names should be included in the lead sentence only when the person was notable under that name." I should have put it in the edit summary, but I didn't because it has come up SO many times on the same article.--MattMauler (talk) 03:23, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I am not saying you should have, I've just seen it said so many times without reference, I thought I'd ask you. Thank you for answering. Cheers, --SVTCobra (talk) 03:30, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome. Happy to clarify.--MattMauler (talk) 03:37, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

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White nationalism[edit]

Hi - the only way to deal with the sock edits was to revert deeply, which removed this. I couldn't figure out where to put it. Sorry. Doug Weller talk 10:19, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Undo on Super Mario 64[edit]

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Thanks for alerting me. I have now changed the "publisher" parameter to "website" to both avoid the CS1 error and preserve the italics (which CS1 templates add automatically for websites, but not publishers).--MattMauler (talk) 01:04, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Long day[edit]

Goodness knows how I managed that. Thanks for the catch. GorillaWarfare (talk) 03:53, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

No problem!--MattMauler (talk) 03:59, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

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Follow up question to the BoM Historicity[edit]

Hi Matt.I fear that this question might get lost in the noise, so I wanted to ask you directly here. Do you see any issue with the wording in the lede of this version of Moroni (Book of Mormon)? --FyzixFighter (talk) 18:03, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Answered on article talk.--MattMauler (talk) 18:15, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Mughal Empire Flag[edit]

The flag with the sun and the lion was used by the Mughals. I verified it from following sources

The flag of the Mughal empire is a rectangular green triangular banner with a lion in front of a sun, both motifs being gold. It is surrounded by red.

The first two carry the lion with the sun behind it. Lion (or "Babur" in Persian, the lingua franca of the empire) was also the name of the founder of the Empire, Zaheer-ud Deen Muhammad Babur.

The Lion and Sun is an old Persian emblem that was re-used by the Mughals that identify strongly with Persian culture.

The Mughal Empire had a number of imperial flags and standards. The principal imperial standard of the Mughals displayed a lion and sun. The Mughals traced their use of this flag back to Timur [19]. About the historical Persian flags, it can help us the Encyclopaedia Iranica website [20]. Both the Sun and Golden Lion are symbols of kingship and royalty

The principal imperial standard of the Mughals was known as the alam (Alam علم). It was primarily moss green.[1] It displayed a lion and sun (Shir-u-khurshid شیر و خورشید‎) facing the hoist of the flag. The Mughals traced their use of the alam back to Timur.[2]

Fictional Flag[edit]

What could have I done if somebody uploaded the flag image with that name. Fictional flag of the Mughal Empire.svg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nemo 838 (talkcontribs)

1. Of the above sources, it looks like only the final one (by Sparavigna) appears to be reliable (see WP:RS), and that source does not have an image of the flag (or at least I was unable to find it).
2. I based my revert only on the description of the image on Wikimedia Commons, which states that it is fictional. I am not well versed in the requirements and policies around adding flags to articles like these, so that is all I was going on. The Wikipedia page to which you link in your comment, Flags of the Mughal Empire, also labels it as fictional. To be honest, I am not certain why it remains up on that page either. This image from that article seems like it might have better historical support, based on design from the time period.
3. The other user who reverted your edit before me referred to a policy unfamiliar to me in their edit summary (the link to it didn't work), so there might be another issue with the addition of the flag, but I am not sure what that is, so I recommend you approach them about it or bring it up on the article talk page.--MattMauler (talk) 21:09, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

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