High Score (TV Series)

Re: this reversion, please advise on how to source that information. Brazilian Netflix (and also on some other South American countries) chose to change the name of the series without explanation or media statement, but they are indeed presenting the show as GDLK, not High Score. See attached screenshot.

Brazilian Netflix presenting the High Score series as GDLK

Little Shop of Horrors

Re: this reversion, please advise your basis for the claim that the source is not reliable. Mainly, I want to confirm that you are not conflating the notable publication Metro Weekly (an LGBTQ publication in the Washington, DC region published online and in print for almost 30 years) and metro.co.uk, which is completely unrelated. The source is a first-person interview conducted by Metro Weekly with one of the principal actors of the LSOH film, and the source appears to me to be credible. Also note that I was reverting a removal of content with no explanation. Perhaps ((better source)) would be appropriate if you can identify an issue with Metro Weekly. General Ization Talk 23:22, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@General Ization: Thanks, I was not aware of that and undid my revision. --Masem (t) 01:24, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Half Life (series)

please advise why are removing this section "Half-life: The Freeman Chronicles" of the page with the reasoning that the sources are not good enough when other listed titles in the section have similar or NO SOURCES but have not been removed. It seem like there is some sort of bias here?

Beyond Black Mesa has NO SOURCES. I have put many into my listing including many from very reputable media outlets as well as links to the actual films showing that they exist. What other sources would you suggest that would make it ok in your book? Ijduncan (talk) 00:12, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ijduncan that i was asked by angusWOOF to combine this article into Half-life (series) rather than set up its own page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ijduncan (talkcontribs) 00:15, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

First off, based on the name of the director and your user name, there is likely a conflict of interest in that you are promoting your own film here. See WP:COI. We can't use primary sources and it is far overly detailed for what it is. --Masem (t) 01:06, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
so its too short for its own page according to angusWOOF (even though other series have similar pages) and too long for this page according to you. So what am i supposed to do? Why not edit it to what you feel the length should be rather than keep deleting the whole entry? The series exists just like all the others in the list.
Explain what conflict there is due to me being involved in the project? Its just me adding a note that this series that was made years ago exists and the actors that were involved. Ijduncan (talk) 17:30, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for FA Review

I noticed you are listed as an FA mentor. Would you be so kind as to assist in reviewing the article Texas A&M University at the peer review page? Buffs (talk) 23:00, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Gerda Weissmann Klein

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On Hades (game) revert

Hi Masem, I'm contacting you with respect to this revert. I understand your point, and you are right it was already covered briefly in the Development section. Also, the references I added could have been improved. I still believe there should be something on Reception concerning minority representations in Hades though, since it has stirred debate and recognition, with two awards for appropriate representation (one by the International Game Developers Association). I would like to do another attempt, with better sources and including more minority representation issues (like the black Athena or Ares). Can you please let me know if I'm missing something? And, wouldn't it be better to mention these in Reception rather than Development? As an alternative, I can also add the awards to the award list and expand the Development mentions, without doing a subsection in Reception, although I thought it deserved its own space, since it's something notable. Thanks. Samer.hc (talk) 11:07, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ready Player One speculation

Look, the speculation about "a sequel in the works" is by the author himself, from an old source nearly 2 years ago from a less than speculation source to begin with. To mention it in the body is one thing, so present it as undeniable fact in the lead is simply misleading and smacks of both misinformation and fan-based wishful thinking. There isn't any direct, reliable source to corroborate the claim. Further adding doubt is the fact that major movie databases do NOT even list the alleged sequel in pre-production. You seemingly have been around long enough to know this. 2601:282:8100:9440:E023:B27F:BBB3:F492 (talk) 22:17, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Also, having delved deep into this, even Kline himself admits to speculation, alleging at best TWO YEARS AGO that a sequel is only possibly in "early development", which given the time since then (and the lack of any new sources since then) casts doubt that this has been properly green lit. Please stop engaging in what is called WP:GAMING, and WP:PAGE OWNERSHIP. The fact that we are even leaving that nonsense in the body at all is more than a compromise. Please learn to compromise as well. Peace2601:282:8100:9440:E023:B27F:BBB3:F492 (talk) 22:23, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Whoa, those are some heavy accusations right there. Please stay WP:CALM, be WP:CIVIL, and avoid personal attacks. I've posted on the article talk page to further discuss this matter. InfiniteNexus (talk) 04:10, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

The Writer's Barnstar
For your work on the Overwatch articles.—Mythdon (talkcontribs) 02:15, 14 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Video game article question

Hi Masem. Since you seem to often work on video game articles, maybe you could look at Earth Seeker and User:!Wete Pentz Bass!/Earth Seeker because it appears that the latter is going to be an attempt by it's creator to be a major re-write of the article. There's nothing wrong with that in principle, but this is a new user who might simply just try and replace the old with the new by copying and pasting everything at once. That might work, but there also seem to be ways it could possibly go wrong. Maybe you could let this user know about WP:VG and suggest they make smaller and more easily assessable changes directly in the article instead suddenly showing up and trying to do everything at once. It looks they're a student editor doing this as part of a WikiEd assisted university class project. I could ask their WikiEd advisor to look at this, but thought you might be able to provide them with guidance more specific for video game articles. The draft appears to be mainly a translation of the Japanese Wikipedia article about the game. FWIW, I only came across this because the user kept trying to use the non-free game cover art in their user sandbox draft. — Marchjuly (talk) 21:02, 14 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

For reference, I’ve also asked about this a WT:VG#Earth Seeker. — Marchjuly (talk) 20:53, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

HL3 reasoning

Hi, I noticed you reverted the change of HL3 redirect to Episode 3. Let me explain my reasoning. First of all Episode 3 is also interchangeably referred to as Half-Life 3. This article states that "Long-time Valve Software writer Marc Laidlaw tweeted out a link on Thursday night to a story that sounds an awful lot like what could've been "Half-Life 2: Episode 3" (aka "Half-Life 3")." I was also thinking of potentially redirecting the "Unreleased games" article, since the major aspects of it, Episode 3 and Ravenholm both have articles now that can stand on their own (though the Episode 3 article can use a bit more expansion). Episode Three is most closely related to HL3 since the two would likely have the same plot. If that still doesn't change your mind, maybe HL3 can be redirected to a legacy section of HL2. ᴢxᴄᴠʙɴᴍ () 11:47, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

First, I have a problem with all those being split off to separate articles as it is Valve's unrelease projects as a whole that have overall more notability than any individual one, so they should all be discussed on one page. But as to the point of Half-Life 3, Valve had plans for a full Half-Life 3 way back, then they opted to do 3 episodes to bridge the gap between HL2 and HL3, but Valve being Valve, their vision waivered so it never came. Ep3 should not be mixed up with HL3. --Masem (t) 12:26, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, well, be that as it may, I believe Episode Three is independently notable as its own cancelled game which fans are attempting to complete, but I will remove the HL3 and Borealis parts from the article so they can remain in the Unreleased projects article and just focus it entirely on the episode itself. ᴢxᴄᴠʙɴᴍ () 05:45, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

There is always a possibility that Half-Life 3 will finally happen in the future. It will most certainly be a different entity and project from Episode Three altogether, even if it does salvage plot elements which were meant to be used for E3. Haleth (talk) 03:18, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Bryce Dallas Howard

I think the article of Bryce Dallas Howard as potential to be FAC. I did a request of peer review, but came up nothing. I was hoping to find a mentor for it. BattleshipMan (talk) 16:33, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New administrator activity requirement

The administrator policy has been updated with new activity requirements following a successful Request for Comment.

Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

  1. Made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least a 12-month period OR
  2. Made fewer than 100 edits over a 60-month period

Administrators at risk for being desysopped under these criteria will continue to be notified ahead of time. Thank you for your continued work.

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Ralph Baer

Hi Masem, thank you for taking the time to review my edit. You removed it, as there is a source missing and I will be glad to provide what I have: I have some pictures showing the stone, esp. the binary stone in close-up and some of the stones in conjunction with the memorial. Also a picture where the described binary-code stone is visible together with some other stones. I cannot deliver a source for the interpretation, but what I have described is factual and does not need a source. Even if the intended message has a different meaning, it will not invalidate what I have described. The result is also reproducible.

I tried to find the "original author" of the stone on google, but to no avail. I can provide you my pictures over iCloud shared drive, as I was unable to upload here (does not accept content due to unclear copyright). The drive link is: https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/006Uzg5SJ2ArLLTautb_hxwtQ#wikipedia

ThSt71 (talk) 03:12, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have additional information. The code in ASCII is Muir, as written. Muir is Kelly Muir. https://manchesterinklink.com/celebrating-ralph-baer-day-yes-there-will-be-a-giant-ping-pong-game-to-play/

ThSt71 (talk) 04:51, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ThSt71: That works for the information you wanted to add , though it does need copyediting to be encyclopedic in tone. -Masem (t) 05:09, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I will suggest an edit on the "Talk" page of the article. ThSt71 (talk) 15:47, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Featured article mentorship for Euphoria (American TV series)

Euphoria (American TV series) was recently promoted to good article. Seeing as you have experience in 'contemporary TV shows', and based off of the advice Z1720 gave, I'm seeking you as a mentor for the article. elijahpepe@wikipedia (he/him) 03:34, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 24 April 2022

April 2022

For some time now I've been following the films of Denis V. and have been thinking about moving the Dune film article towards peer review in either GAN or FAC. After looking at you edits there, would you be interested in doing a conomination for the article for peer reviewed promotion? ErnestKrause (talk) 21:05, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ErnestKrause: yes, I can help on a contamination (co-nomination).--Masem (t) 21:14, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've started the sections on Set design and Costume design for the Dune article at this time which others have now expanded. With those two sections added now, I'm inclining towards going straight for a co-nomination for FAC possibly this Friday, if you are still ok on helping as a co-nominator at FAC. How does Friday sound for it? ErnestKrause (talk) 14:14, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


I'm sorry I drove you crazy all day. Can you ever forgive me?DJBrimstorm (talk) 20:09, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Block creepy and stalking reverter.

Masem, there's a user that is following, stalking me (seems a new user for his/her number of edits, but joined 7 years ago in reality), and is using my user name's and IP's chronology's to track and revert all my edits, with excuses that don't justify their erasures, clearly non-neutral. I please you to block him/her at least temporarily for now, because I don't feel safe. The name of the user is NarkySawtooth. Thanks. Greener Meaner Green Goblin (talk) 02:57, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I only can readily see two instances of them reverting your edits, which is very difficult to categorize as stalking. --Masem (t) 12:38, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How can all he/she know all the pages I edited and revert them all in the same exact moment/instant (and with the most absurd reasons)? Is it a coincidence? And they did it again. Please, do something. Greener Meaner Green Goblin (talk) 16:53, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Neal Adams

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Dobbs lead

Hey Masem, I've been watching Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization because of...recent events...and I wanted to just touch base with you on your recent reverts to the lead. By my count you're at 3, so you may want to change tack and request protection at RFPP among other methods of dispute resolution. I'll keep an eye on the page and protect myself if I see things get out of hand, but wanted give some friendly advice since I expect things at that page will get worse before they get better. Wug·a·po·des 04:40, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have already added to the talk page that adding to the lede is premature at the moment (after my second revert). Just that its likely editors will not read the talk page before rushing to add to the top. --Masem (t) 04:51, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I left you in your talk page a message I'd like you to read, Masem. Greener Meaner Green Goblin (talk) 08:54, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Notability guideline

You previously participated in a discussion about an editor adding something to the Notability guideline. Despite consensus being against it, they put it back in anyway. I am contacting all those who discussed it previously.Wikipedia_talk:Notability#pointless_essay_linked_to_by_its_creator Dream Focus 02:07, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Naomi Judd

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Immersive Sim classification

Hi, there is a discussion I had started about where to classify Immersive Sims on the article's talk page some time ago. Most of the websites (not authoritative I agree) seem to put them under simulation games rather than action adventure. Bringing this to your attention.

Vinay84 (talk) 13:29, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Survivor Tables

I worked on some more of the Survivor contestant tables today, including Survivor: Island of the Idols, which was almost immediately reverted. Is it even worth it to continue trying to fix these tables if the work is just going to be invariably reverted? Bgsu98 (talk) 00:46, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Stop changing the tables. They are fine as they are, The Survivor Borneo table is absolutely atrocious looking. Keep everything as it was 2600:1700:3850:1ED0:F0E9:1A0C:70B7:3CA9 (talk) 01:05, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I’m not looking to getting into an edit war, but there are persistent reversions to the voting table on Survivor 42. Bgsu98 (talk) 23:18, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ibox upright

Regarding Special:Diff/1087222820, the template doc provides guidance on changing upright/width values at Template:Infobox_television#Calculating_"image_upright". As far as I know, the default for the TV infobox is 1.13 to accomodate title cards (like at Breaking Bad), but since Squid Game uses a poster instead, I figured the default infobox image setting of "1" was more appropriate ("1" is the default value seen in film infoboxes, for example). — Goszei (talk) 04:42, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Hotel Saratoga explosion

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No biggie, BUT...

My queen's current quandary is "mobility problems", not "COVID conditions". Like all publicly infected officials, at least officially and lately, asymptomatic to "mild". But there's nothing on the market to treat or prevent progressive debilitative nonagenarianitis...yet. InedibleHulk (talk) 18:00, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]