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Discussion on Talk:Nicholas Hoult

Hey Joeyconnick! I'm writing to notify you that I responded to the discussion you opened. The bot archived an older discussion shortly after my response, so I wanted to make sure you didn't miss it.

That aside, I also wanted to bring to your attention that Zac Efron (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs), the very last article you edited, contained the subject's dating history in the "personal life" section. I thought I'd bring this to your attention in case you wanted to apply the "the well-established consensus that we don't list people's dating histories" on that article. Cheers! KyleJoantalk 06:17, 3 March 2023 (UTC)

"Highway (upcoming film)" listed at Redirects for discussion

The redirect Highway (upcoming film) has been listed at redirects for discussion to determine whether its use and function meets the redirect guidelines. Anyone, including you, is welcome to comment on this redirect at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 March 5 § Highway (upcoming film) until a consensus is reached. Steel1943 (talk) 21:45, 5 March 2023 (UTC)

Quote templates

Template:Quote box is being used correctly at Patriation. The guiding text for the template itself says, "this template can be used for block quotations (long quotes set off from the main text)" The quote at Patriation is supposed to be off from the main text; it contains words associated with the subject of the adjacent article text, but does not form part of the article text. Only if the quote was meant to form part of the article text would one use Template:Blockquote or <blockquote>. MIESIANIACAL 22:24, 6 March 2023 (UTC)

Again, the opening documentation says This template can be used for block quotations (long quotes set off from the main text). However, this use is not advised in articles. The Manual of Style guidelines for block quotations recommend formatting block quotations using the ((Blockquote)) template or the HTML <blockquote> element, for which that template provides a wrapper. [emphasis mine]
Is "this use is not advised in articles" unclear? —Joeyconnick (talk) 04:49, 7 March 2023 (UTC)

Looking (TV series)

I'm finishing up watching the show now and wanted to revise the section on Doris. I definitely found the use of the term "partner" confusing. She and Dom dated when they were teens and I've never heard the term "partner" applied to teenagers. I've only ever seen it used for adult couples (usually those who live together and have merged finances, etc, but are unmarried). In addition, the term "partner" is most commonly applied to same-sex couples. Since they were a boy/girl couple, but Dom is gay and now out, I thought it was important to clearly state that they dated before he came out, when they were both very young. I think this information is far more important to understanding their character dynamics than the information about her father and mother, which could much more easily be deleted, since it's mostly irrelevant to the overall show. The fact they they were boyfriend and girlfriend once is kind of key to their relationship. Jamesluckard (talk) 01:56, 9 March 2023 (UTC)

Sort template

Hey! I saw your edit in Sarah Paulsons filmography about sorts documentation not allowing, where does it say that? I may be missing it but I use “sort” often so I dont wanna keep using it if its not allowed. Let me know, thanks! LADY LOTUSTALK 20:02, 11 June 2023 (UTC)

((Template:Sort)) says This template should be avoided. Table sort keys are best defined using the data-sort-value attribute, like so: | data-sort-value="Doe, John" | John Doe. Please see WP:SORT § Specifying a sort key for a cell for details.Joeyconnick (talk) 20:06, 11 June 2023 (UTC)

Barnstar 2023 Canada

A Barnstar!
The Canadian Content Award

Awarded for all the edits you do to maintain the feature articles status of the Canada article for the past decade. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Moxy- 00:48, 15 May 2023 (UTC)

Moxy, thank you for this! Sorry it's taken me to long to acknowledge! —Joeyconnick (talk) 20:07, 11 June 2023 (UTC)

Bro you need to let me put in the Newtonbrook Plaza Demolistion reason. Its real, Go search that up yourself GM682012 (talk) 19:20, 13 June 2023 (UTC)

Nah "bro" I don't... you're the one making an addition, so you need to make sure it's sourced verifiably. "Because I say so!" is not how Wikipedia works, nor is "you do the work for me". —Joeyconnick (talk) 04:46, 14 June 2023 (UTC)
I get it now GM682012 (talk) 19:06, 14 June 2023 (UTC)

Depiction of 2nd paragraph of "Death"

Thank you for your good contribution on the page of Jonathan Brandis. I'd like to clarify my question about the current description on the 2nd paragraph of "Death". As the source of its depiction, PEOPLE's article is mentioned.

In the wiki's article, it's written that "had been depressed about his extended career lull" but the original PEOPLE's article said "was depressed about his extended career". Those two are different in meaning.

Similarly, in wiki's article, it's written "Brandis began drinking heavily" but the original PEOPLE text said "he drank heavily". Those two are also different in their meaning. Plus, from the original PEOPLE text, we cannot know whether he was drinking heavily repeatedly or it's only one-time. If it's a repeated behavior, it should have written "He had drank".
Additionally, from the original PEOPLE article, we cannot know whether his heavy drinking had something to do with " Hart's War". Of course, it's not written whether it's before or after " Hart's War".
Anyway, we cannot write "He began drinking" from the source.
About this, what we can write in wiki is "When he drank heavily, he said he was going to kill himself".

Besides, in the original PEOPLE article, there are depictions such as "Brandis seemed to take it in stride when his career cooled in the late ’90s.","no one, it seems, took him seriously enough" and the like. We can also add these information because they were from the same source.

The word "career setback" contradicts the depiction of the last paragraph of the source. I hope your consideration for the revise of the depiction on the part.--ローズヒップ (talk) 10:32, 10 July 2023 (UTC)


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scarborough RT

I disagree your opinion that the derailment should not be included per NOTNEWS. The spirit of the guideline is related to too much detail, relevancy and notability of individual articles. Applying WP:NOTNEWS to omit an relevant event in this article is not appropriate as the derailment is not a routine event. SYSS Mouse (talk) SYSS Mouse (talk) 03:24, 26 July 2023 (UTC)

I added Series dates to Madam Secretary SD

As a courtesy, I wanted to let you know that I added the duration of the series to the SD. I used a different format than my attempt in December, which you reverted with courtesy. In the eight months since, it seems that TV series air years are becoming a standard part of the SDs, in a closing parenthetical. That approach appeals to me a lot, in terms of utility for our readers. If you disagree, perhaps there's room for two Talk discussions: one on the Madam Secretary page, and one somewhere else, for general protocol development and evolution. Would that be in Punch Bowl? Please alert me if you decide to take any action on this, so that I may weigh in as appropriate. I have very limited bandwidth for WP, but one of the things I focus most on is the SD universe. THANKS! Left Central (talk) 17:06, 10 August 2023 (UTC)

Emily VanCamp

Hi, I just saw your recent edit on Emily VanCamp in which you changed an edit back from fifth season to fifth-season, but if you look at Hilary Duff, there is a section which says tenth season instead of tenth-season. Can you please explain why you did this edit, cause I think fifth season looks better than fifth-season. 2001:569:507E:FB00:1912:E9E9:E2B8:EFD9 (talk) 17:40, 10 August 2023 (UTC)

I did it because of grammar... it's a compound adjective happening before the noun. It's not about what one editor thinks "looks better". See MOS:HYPHEN, point 3. —Joeyconnick (talk) 17:45, 10 August 2023 (UTC)
I see where you're coming from, but I don't know how it applies here in this case. 2001:569:507E:FB00:1912:E9E9:E2B8:EFD9 (talk) 17:46, 10 August 2023 (UTC)
What is there to see? It's the finale of the fifth season, so it's the fifth-season finale. "Fifth" is modifying "season", not "finale". —Joeyconnick (talk) 17:50, 10 August 2023 (UTC)
Oh ok, I think I understand now. 2001:569:507E:FB00:1912:E9E9:E2B8:EFD9 (talk) 17:55, 10 August 2023 (UTC)
👍 —Joeyconnick (talk) 17:56, 10 August 2023 (UTC)

CAHSR removal of hypertext links

Why would you remove significant links to data sources? THIS IS HYPERTEXT! It is meant to provide a quick and easily accessible entry to the facts cited in the source material! Just putting the source name in italics in NO WAY is a suitable replacement.

It might be arguable that subsequent hypertext links should be removed to reduce file size, but I see NO justification for removing the very FIRST reference.

Finally, if you DO remove the hypertext link, you AT LEAST must provide some sort of specific reference that is easily accessible, as in a footnote citation.

So, I think you are wrong in several ways doing this.

I also think this is just stylistic bias on your part. For me, I don't mind seeing a hypertext link in the text, since in no way does it make my reading or understanding in any way worse.

I want to see more justification on this issue. Robert92107 (talk) 21:21, 8 August 2023 (UTC)

Please read WP:EL. That's the "justification" and it's far more than "stylistic bias"—it's an actual Wikipedia guideline.
And no, the onus is not on the person making the article better meet our guidelines to convert these all to footnote citations. —Joeyconnick (talk) 23:56, 8 August 2023 (UTC)
@Robert92107 This part of the WP:EL policy is relevant.
>The burden of providing th[e] justification [for including external links] is on the person who wants to include an external link. Mason (talk) 23:08, 16 August 2023 (UTC)
(1) I objected to the person doing an actual loss of significant data. In my opinion, the civil thing to do was to either notify the person doing the original research/writing (me) of what should be done, or to change just ONE occurrence and notify them (me) of the policy. I had to re-research all the deleted URLs and put them back in the other format. I think it was rude, and it definitely wasted my time!
(2) The person doing the deletion also mis-characterized the "Further research" subsection as being part of the main article. It is actually NOT a part of the main article, but a reference section which by its nature points to external links. Hence, I've renamed it "Further reading (external links)". Yes, this whole thing could be removed to "External links", but I intentionally included more descriptive text than is normally in External links, so I'm sure that someone would have objected to that! Robert92107 (talk) 22:25, 20 August 2023 (UTC)
(3) Since all the person doing the "correcting" did was eliminate source data, it actually left the article in a WORSE STATE that before! While he objected to the format, he actually left the article with just the names of the references, with NO actual reference! Thus, the article was changed into a string of assertions without ANY ACTUAL USABLE CITATIONS! It would have been up to the reader to try to find the actual data source themselves! To my mind, THIS WAS HIGHLY IMPROPER!!!
Now you may disagree with my points, but I was shocked and offended by this person's cavalier treatment of actual data! So, I had to clean up the MESS that they'd left the article in! Robert92107 (talk) 22:47, 20 August 2023 (UTC)

Annie Wersching

The f*ck kind of "third-party source" d'y'want, Bro? I'm cit'n' the damn episode itself! (talk) 11:27, 5 September 2023 (UTC)

And here:
And here:
Here too: 2601:152:97E:1660:D838:F1A5:89D5:749F (talk) 11:34, 5 September 2023 (UTC)
WP:CIVILJoeyconnick (talk) 19:37, 5 September 2023 (UTC)
So, Bro, ru gon' actually comment on my response(s) or ru gon' hide behind a WP post? 2601:152:30C:DD7:88F7:A662:68B3:D2A9 (talk) 01:15, 8 September 2023 (UTC)
¿...Bro...? (talk) 02:48, 19 September 2023 (UTC)

September 26th edits

Hi, I noticed on your six September 26, 2023, edits for List of Everwood Episodes, you didn’t change my edits; your edits are exactly the same as mine. Just wondering why your edits are the same. Mselmast Mselmast (talk) 18:36, 27 September 2023 (UTC)

Your edits used curly quotes. We shouldn't use those per MOS:CURLY so I replaced them with straight quotes.
If you check my edit, you can clearly see what was replaced: (talk) 22:45, 27 September 2023 (UTC)
Thank you. I did not know that curly quotes are not allowed.
Mselmast Mselmast (talk) 04:34, 28 September 2023 (UTC)
You're welcome! —Joeyconnick (talk) 05:22, 28 September 2023 (UTC)

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Hi Joeyconnick :) I'm looking for people to interview here. Feel free to pass if you're not interested. Clovermoss🍀 (talk) 10:03, 2 December 2023 (UTC)

Date formatting

I think the date formatting standards pertains to how the date appears to the reader rather than how it is coded internally. I did not see any prohibitions in Template:Cite web for the df parameter or in Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers. Both "cite web ... |accessdate=2023-12-31 |df=mdy-all" and ((as of|2023|12|31|df=US)) present "December 31, 2023" to the reader. Are both prohibited? If so, where is the prohibition documented? Please advise. TheTrolleyPole (talk) 22:42, 11 January 2024 (UTC)

Hello, I see you reverted my map additions on the Toronto Subway lines for reason of "Not a good location for this"/"Needs to be better integrated". Where would you recommend I place it instead, and do you have any other feedback that can help me? Commotatoes (talk) 16:29, 13 January 2024 (UTC)

To be honest, it seems like mapframes are mainly meant to be used in infoboxes. Based on Wikipedia:Mapframe maps in infoboxes and seeing as there's no ((Mapframe)) capabilities that have been added to ((Infobox rail line)), I don't think they should be added to the line articles. —Joeyconnick (talk) 01:57, 14 January 2024 (UTC)
I am confused. Are you saying the geographical maps should not be added into the articles? If maplink is not used, what should be used instead? I apologize, i am not experienced in Wikipedia. Commotatoes (talk) 04:44, 14 January 2024 (UTC)

South Asian Canadians and redundant categories


Regarding your edit with comment How is this not an ethnic group in Canada?, please note that article South Asian Canadians is already in Category:South Asian diaspora in Canada, which is itself inside Category:Ethnic groups in Canada. Per guideline WP:SUBCAT, articles should be placed in the most precise category, they do not need to be also placed in all of the former's parent and grand-parent categories, as that would be redundant. Place Clichy (talk) 17:56, 15 February 2024 (UTC)

Okay... would be great if you could note "already in subcat(egory) next time. —Joeyconnick (talk) 23:14, 15 February 2024 (UTC)

Reverting Mississauga Fire, Toronto Fire, etc.

Hi Joey,

I am going to be straight and frank with you here. I don't care how much experience you have editing wikipedia pages or how much you care about adhering to guidelines. That is your concern, not mine. What I do care, is you undoing my revisions and reverting the pages back to outdated information. I have helped shaped these pages over the years (different IPs) and now all of a sudden you come along, claiming my recent revisions as unsourced. Sure, I admit I did not provide guideline-adhering citations (I would if I could), but you could simply fact check my work for yourself. I have been fire buffing for many years and have countlessly provided information corroborated by various sources, including department staff. I'm sorry I can't do things the way you like, but when you have knowledge from first and second hand experience with a particular subject or matter, you just make do with it. (talk) 15:42, 20 February 2024 (UTC)

Line 1 Yonge–University and Millennium Line route diagram templates

Hello, I've noticed that you reverted my route diagram template colour editions for Line 1 Yonge–University and the Millennium Line, which I agree with. That being said, would the usage of a darker colour set, probably either saffron or golden fix the issue? If not, that's fine. OrdinaryScarlett (talk) 05:56, 4 March 2024 (UTC)

Hi OrdinaryScarlett... I usually use to check colours and aim for the WCAG AAA level. With the diagrams, it's a bit trickier because the website looks at text colour vs. text background colour, but I used a colour-picker and input the values manually in the site's "Foreground Color" and "Background Color" boxes. So if saffron or golden are sufficiently dark, that would work. —Joeyconnick (talk) 18:48, 5 March 2024 (UTC)
Awesome! The two sets are   (STR saffron) and   (STR golden). Set saffron uses #FFAB2E for open segments and #FFC969 for closed segments. Set golden uses #D7C447 for open segments and #E5DA8E for closed segments. Let me know if either of those colour sets work. OrdinaryScarlett (talk) 01:43, 6 March 2024 (UTC)
Okay I'll check. 🙂 —Joeyconnick (talk) 04:51, 10 March 2024 (UTC)
Hmmn... both fail pretty dramatically. Contrast ratio of about 1.44 and it needs to be ~7 to meet WCAG AAA and ~5 to meet AA. Given that, I think leaving the "yellow" lines in black is probably the best choice. —Joeyconnick (talk) 05:01, 10 March 2024 (UTC)
Ah, that's a shame. Thanks for checking for me, though, it was worth a shot at least. OrdinaryScarlett (talk) 05:08, 10 March 2024 (UTC)

I have created a sockpuppet investigation for T&TRKFNF2022 regarding the continuous addition of unconfirmed opening dates of various Toronto subway lines. You can respond here: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/T&TRKFNF2022. Thanks. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 00:06, 12 March 2024 (UTC)


Hi! :) Thanks for this edit [1]. Was a mistake on my part. I process lots of information each day and I do get tired at work so I apologize. Timur9008 (talk) 18:35, 17 March 2024 (UTC)

Grammar spell check

If you have time and are interested looking for a grammar spell check at the Canadian peacekeeping article. Moxy- 18:57, 26 February 2024 (UTC)

Hi Moxy... did a few passes. Only saw minor things that needed changing—thanks as always for your contributions! —Joeyconnick (talk) 19:38, 28 February 2024 (UTC)
Thank you so much again for reviewing my work. Moxy- 01:34, 29 February 2024 (UTC)
I've done some more additions and ask for a ga review... a quick review from you if you will appreciate it. Moxy🍁 19:10, 15 March 2024 (UTC)
Done! —Joeyconnick (talk) 18:39, 17 March 2024 (UTC)
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