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The Canadian Screen Awards are like the Oscars and Emmys for Canadian productions. Maybe you've never heard of them but they are "big in Canada".
Winning one is proof of one's "notability" in Canadian entertainment, okay?

Look at all the red links and non-links. Hundreds of them:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Canad ... een_Awards
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Canad ... een_Awards
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Canad ... een_Awards
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Canad ... een_Awards
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Canad ... een_Awards
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Canad ... een_Awards

The predecessor awards, the Genie Awards and Gemini Awards, looks very similar.
Guess Canada doesn't count for much, eh?


Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:36 pm
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Have another British TV show that Wikipedia ignores. Mr. Renkow has cerebral palsy and apparently uses his disability to troll people. That might explain why the PC-saturated WP insider gang wants nothing to do with him or his show.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p070b9gh
https://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/ ... 550427450/
https://www.comedy.co.uk/online/jerk/in ... im_renkow/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9811422/?ref_=nm_knf_t1


Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 pm
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So where's the article about late author Les Plesko?

https://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcop ... story.html
https://pleskoism.wordpress.com/
https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/les ... 1954-2013/
https://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcop ... story.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1995/01/22/book ... 74295.html


Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 pm
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The LA Times article from 2014 has this bit of stupidity:

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...Les' story is intimately entwined with that of his mother country, where his mother became pregnant in an affair and bore him in 1954. (He would not learn his father's identity until he returned to Hungary years later, while researching his book.) Remember, Hungary fought on the side of the Axis and then was overrun by the Soviet "liberators."


What do you think the Red Army was going to do, Janet Fitch? Just bypass a country whose capital was used by the Wehrmacht as a key defensive point in 1944-45? The whole point of Soviet occupation after WWII was to make damn certain nobody could mount an "easy" invasion of the USSR again from Western Europe by building a defensive ring of Communist states west of it. This was the price of fascism in Europe, a fact that has been forgotten since 1989 and 1991. The dimness of Americans astounds me sometimes.

But to get back to why Les (Laszlo) Plesko doesn't have an article - Wikipedia is in utter decay when it concerns volunteers, and none of them know jack-shit about modern American fiction for all the reasons you pointed out on the Book Wiki. I could write something, but my IP is known.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:40 pm
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YET ANOTHER tv show completely unnoticed on Wikipedia, this time an HBO "semi-mockumentary":

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/arts ... ivors.html
https://decider.com/2019/04/30/on-tour- ... r-skip-it/
http://toronto.splashmags.com/index.php ... rs-are-us/


Sat May 04, 2019 9:19 pm
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There is NO mention on Wikipedia of Stefan Mandel. He's not even mentioned in the Romanian-language Wikipedia.

Why?

https://thehustle.co/the-man-who-won-th ... y-14-times
https://www.lotterycritic.com/lottery-w ... ry-winner/
http://sportstardom.com/stefan-mandel/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/ ... edirect=on
https://rr-magazine.com/2018/11/28/stef ... -14-times/
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to- ... ery-2018-9
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-stra ... 00854.html


Sat May 25, 2019 12:43 pm
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I was told recently about this very obscure distributor of low-budget "exploitation" films and assorted TV shows. Some of their content is starting to appear on streaming tv channels, I'm guessing that's the "final frontier" for all this flotsam from the 1940s thru 1980s. Many of the shows and movies listed on this site are NOT mentioned on Wikipedia, except the more famous ones for obvious reasons (Gigantor as an early Japanese anime, the Bill Cosby Show from 1969, etc).

http://www.profilms.com


Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:05 pm
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ericbarbour wrote:
Here's a good one. Wikipedia has very long and detailed articles about backpage.com, Village Voice Media, and a less-detailed article about Phoenix New Times. But there are no articles for the fine gentlemen who founded/ran those major media outlets. Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin.

Well well, is that not "strange". Three months after I posted the above, one of the Wiki Addicts created an article about Lacey.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lacey_(editor)
and a shorter article about Larkin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Larkin_(publisher)

The nerds ARE watching this forum. For missing things to create, and not to "improve the product". Because those articles are just built on the bio material removed from the Backpage article....


Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:38 pm
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Just came across this comment over on Mr Beutler's The Wikipedian

all of the “low-hanging fruit” has been picked and there are fewer opportunities to create new articles

I was a member of Wikipedia for about three years: I made one edit per day and wrote one article per year. Two of the articles were FAs / TFAs.

IMO, finding new stuff to write about is easy. I have ideas for three articles that could easily be started from scratch and taken to FAC. I'll detail them in the next three posts.


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1. Welcome to the World of Superyachts

If you go to Google and search for Legendary Nabila Yacht you'll see the #1 or #2 slot is occupied by an article I wrote for a client in New Zealand [Pinnacle Marine].

The Nabila was indeed legendary. When the yacht was moored in Puerto Banus in the early 1980s, Liz Taylor flew there by helicopter from Marbella. When she landed and went inside, she said it felt as though she'd stepped aboard the Titanic. Apparently she never wanted to leave. The yacht was eventually seized by the Sultan of Brunei and sold to Donald Trump.

A Superyacht for the Getty Family

As sexy as the Nabila was, a sexier, more interesting and more historic yacht exists. It's called Talitha and is owned by the Getty family. There's no Wikipedia article for this.

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Just about any list of top ten superyachts will include the Talitha. For example:

1. The UK's Daily Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/5312 ... ml?image=4

2. SuperYachtWorld, the magazine for superyacht owners
https://www.superyachtworld.com/yachts/ ... itha-11150

3. And this PDF has some nice photos of the plush interiors
https://yachtmasters.com/wp-content/upl ... ressed.pdf

Writing a Featured Article

Writing this up as an FA / TFA shouldn't be difficult, but would probably take about 10 days of fairly hard work. Getting the yacht's history sorted will take time. Google Books offers a preview for World War II U.S. Navy Vessels in Private Hands, pages 103-104 of which contain a lot of useful information.

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=1zm ... &q&f=false

A. The yacht -- originally named Reveler -- was commissioned by Russel A Alger Junior [Vice President of Packard Motor Car Company and son of the Governor of Michigan], and built in Germany by Friedrich Krupp.

B. Alger died in 1930 -- the same year the yacht was built. The yacht sat in England until it was bought a year later by Charles McCann, a lawyer and son-in-law of Frank W Wooloworth.

C. Frank W Woolworth was the founder of, well, go figure.

D. In 1935 McCann re-named the yacht Chalena.

E. The Chalena was then bought by Leon Mandel in 1940 and registered as Carola. Mandel was General Manager (and later, Chairman of the Board) of Mandel Brothers department store in Chicago.

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F. Next came WWII. The yacht was requisitioned by the Maritime Commission and transferred to the US Navy. It entered service on June 22 1942 as the USS Beaumont PG-60 and operated as a weather station from Pearl Harbor until it was decommissioned in 1946.

Notice how the Beaumont is red-linked in Wikipedia's list of patrol vessels of the US Navy:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_p ... tates_Navy

G. The yacht's colorful history continued until 1993, when it was bought by the Getty family and named Talitha. Soon after purchase it was completely restored and marketed as a charter vessel. It was around this time that the controversial second funnel was added at the request of yacht designer Jon Bannenberg.

Article Structure

In addition to the intro / summary [which I guess would consist of 2-3 paragraphs], the article could have sections for:

1. History
1.1. Early History
1.2. WWII
1.3. The Getty Family / Restoration

2. Specifications

3. Charter Operations

Anyway, this should be an easy FA to write from scratch. I've little doubt, of course, that some autistic shithead will read this and create a worthless, semi-literate stub, but that's not my problem.


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