User talk:Bagumba

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It's a Guadagno ditto![edit]

No need to respond, B. You're still "the Man", Charlie Brown. Always in a good way. Enjoy your upcoming weekend! Regards, Bringingthewood (talk) 23:37, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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DYK for Eric Sievers[edit]

On 8 May 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Eric Sievers, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Eric Sievers helped the San Diego Chargers set an NFL record for receptions by tight ends on a team? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Eric Sievers. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Eric Sievers), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

WaggersTALK 00:02, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Citogenesis- you replying to my topic 'Overzealous editing to have article in the news section of the main page'[edit]

Thank you for relying to the topic 'Wikipedia talk:In the news/Archive 110#Overzealous editing to have article in the news section of the main page'

When Louis Gossett Jr died I forgot to put a project of his named Backstairs at the White House in the lede. I didn't pick up on it right away, but at one point I did notice most obituaries weren't mentioning it.

Your reply was an eye opener. Yes I did notice things like that while the user didn't lie, the person would put a completely false citation to confirm a project.

This is something I had to correct. http://en.wiki.x.io/w/index.php?title=Louis_Gossett_Jr.&diff=prev&oldid=1220827473 The citation did not mention that specific project.

Louis Gossett Jr. was a wonderful artist/actor and much of his later work was overlooked. I just think the user wanted to highlight, but there are many strange edits.

Filmman3000 (talk) 05:30, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Filmman3000: Thanks for the message. I'm sure sometimes it's an honest mistake, while other times it appears to just be leaving a citation to give the appearance that WP:ITNQUALITY is met. Regards. —Bagumba (talk) 15:28, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Bagumba I think the user wanted Gossett to be in the WP:ITNQUALITY, and wanted the media to pick up on his later work.
But the user didn't do it right, if I can't pick up on something I leave it blank.
I am looking at the user's page and history, it appears the user has a history of rushing to pages about the dearly departed to have them in the news section. I am looking at the M. Emmet Walsh page and there is similar pattern of having several citation for one sentence, but I don't know if that user used random citations to put forward forgotten projects. Filmman3000 (talk) 03:30, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Filmman3000: If you believe it is a consistent issue with a user, consider addressing it directly with them per Wikipedia:Dispute resolution, ideally with some diffs of the edits in question. If that doesn't lead anywhere, perhaps tagging such pages and commenting at WP:ITNC would provide them an incentive to improve, resulting in more timely postings of nominated items.—Bagumba (talk) 06:35, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes I will address the user directly at one point Filmman3000 (talk) 04:52, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]