I could use some c/es on this if necessary. Also how ready do you think it is? 777 02:22, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
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Thank you for your sage counsel
I appreciate your counsel pointing out the long term view. It is the way of Wiki.
I do see change happening, usually a word or phrase at a time. This evolution process is bearable. What annoyed me was that Bink, who edits movie plots without having seen the movies (he actually makes this claim proudly), is a compulsive editor (he made over 200 edits that day), dropped in, mucked up what was a clear plot (though I agree somewhat too much for the 700 word limit--700 word limit, that sounds like the requirement for a high school book report, HAHA) and produced a hack job. Since he had not seen the movie, had no first-hand knowledge of the story, he had no idea what nonsense he created with his edits to remove "bloat".
It was Bink's arrogance in what he did that annoyed me. He sloppily performed just one of very numerous edits (apparently he has a compulsion) and just moved on. When apprehended by my complaint, he just shrugged it off, with what he thought was a Jedi Mind Trick (. . .theses are not the droids you are looking for. . .move on. . .). And that annoyed again. He wasn't interested in working to compromise, he did not care. In his most recent reply to my complaint, he did acknowledge that I was angry; I did appreciate that slight nod.
This was another Wiki learning experience for me. There is so much Wikipedia documentation, rules and such that are just hidden. The Manual of Style (which is admirable) is a document that is hard to get a comprehensive understanding of (short of reading and reading and reading). 700 word limits, only 4 paragraphs in the led, on and on, stuff I stumble on often.
So in penance for my sins, I have rewritten the plot into a tight terse narrative of 665 words. It tells the film's story accurately enough so that a reader will see the story sort of (adequate for Wikipedian purposes). I left out anything that could be left out (it was a lot) although sorely tempted to include some explanatory detail.
So now others will edit. I wonder what enhancements or detractions it will bring.
Wikipedia editing, a blessing and a curse. Oh well, may we live in interesting times.
PS I will send you 35 cents for the psychiatric counseling (it used to 25 cents in the Peanuts cartoon, but with inflation and such, the session fee has increased)
- Osomite, I agree with what Binksternet said. There's no need to attack their character. It's fine to take issue with how the overall matter with that article could have been resolved. I only weighed in to head off a worse argument because I don't think the specificity of plot summaries matter that much. Per WP:PLOT, we provide a "concise" summary to complement the treatment of the topic in an encyclopedic manner. In some other timeline, 400 words could have been the cutoff. Take care. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 12:19, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi. Can you please take a look here, and see if there is a way to promote this movie draft? Thanks. Draft talk:Jarhead: Law of Return. --2604:2000:E010:1100:7901:7BC:9665:2F53 (talk) 00:05, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
- Unfortunately, reviewing the topic, I have to agree that it is not notable for a standalone article. The article Jarhead 2: Field of Fire redirects to Jarhead (film), and Jarhead 3: The Siege should probably do the same. With lack of significant coverage, the original film's article can have a detailed section summarizing the direct-to-video spinoffs. Maybe that section could have a table with three columns that combine the spin-offs' infobox parameters into a basic presentation? Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 11:54, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
- I didn't. I already watchlisted Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and did most of the work on that article. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 02:04, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
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