User talk:Brian R Hunter

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Hello! I am assuming you have come over from the English Wikipedia, so you are probably familiar with the way this wiki works. I hope you like it here and decide to stay. Here are a few links to help you adjust:

There is much to do here. For example, there are a lot of articles that do not exist yet, which you can bring over from the English Wikipedia and simplify. Do have a look around and see what you would like to do. Thank you for joining us, and please leave a message in Simple talk if you need help. Desertborn (talk) 01:09, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

@Desertborn: Thanks for the welcome message (and cookies), your assumption is correct and all is good so far. I have copied over my first article Aston University and spent a happy hour or three simplifying it, checking the references and reminiscing about my time there. I have left the bulk of the article as commented out text. I plan to work on this over the next days (or weeks?). As a side benefit, I also updated/corrected the source article on the english wikipedia.

Questions[change source]

Q1. Is there an easy way to get linked notifications? e.g. the main (complex) article gets an update, it can be reviewed and considered for inclusion on my simplified version and vv. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 01:29, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

You can add the page to your watchlist, which might send you an e-mail based on your preferences. I don't personally find watchlists to be helpful, but I know most people do so i recommend it if you want it. Computer Fizz (talk) 01:52, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
@Computer Fizz: Thanks for the info. I know I can add pages to my watchlist within this wikipedia project. I use this as a mechanism to montor pages I create, especially during the initial stages where I am still actively working on the content. What would be useful (for me) would be a linked message (on the same list) for any change made to the equivalent page on the main english wikipedia. A sort of inter-wiki watchlist. This would facilitate keeping the two wikipedias in step, especially for current changeable information. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 02:01, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
I'm not aware of any feature to do an inter-wiki watchlist. But if anyone knows, it would be djsasso. @Djsasso: In ideas? Desertborn (talk) 12:52, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
There definitely isn't one within wikipedia to see all your watchlists from one location. I feel like at some point in time someone might have made a standalone tool to do that but I wouldn't know where to look for that. I bounce back and forth between wikis with a custom tab I add to the top of my page so I just end up looking at both watchlists separately. It is a perennial request I think en:Wikipedia:Global, cross-wiki, integrated or stacked watchlists. -DJSasso (talk) 15:31, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
@DJSasso: thanks for the info and the link. I shall carry on the multi-tab multi-watchlist system for now. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 21:41, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Category[change source]

An article goes to the most specific relevant category. In the case of Aston, that is Category:Universities in England. Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:41, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

@Macdonald-ross:erm... no, in this case the Category:colleges and universities in England contains the sub-category Universities in England; an article can be a member of multiple categories. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 20:03, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
on second thoughts, you maybe right. I'll leave it as being a member of the universities category -- 21:01, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

complex?[change source]

the article you made seems too complex. just saying. what do you think? CarbosCruize (talk) 16:10, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Which article? Brian R Hunter (talk) 16:16, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
AutoIt CarbosCruize (talk) 16:19, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes it was... I took the first version of the page from english wikipedia... and have simplified it a little... feel free to simplify the english further. I plan to link to other wiki pages for any technical words that cannot easily be replaced. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 16:25, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

movie not film[change source]

The Simple Wikipedia always uses movie, not film. The reason for this is naming conventions and rules. Can you please change it to Shirley Valentine (movie)? Angela Maureen (talk) 00:01, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

if you can quote the WP that says that then I will. But I believe it follows the same policy as the english wikipedia. British english is used for british articles. Movie is a US term. Brian R Hunter (talk) 00:25, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
I found the Wikipedia:Naming conventions page, which is not yet policy. It does not mention film vs movie. The general rule is to be consistent on a page; that is, use the same spelling variation. For example color or colour not a mix of both. The same principle would seem to apply to movie and film. redirects should be used for the variation so people can find the article. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 01:13, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks...[change source]

...for the article on Pauline Collins. She's one of my favorite actresses. I think my favorite performance of hers is in City of Joy. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:03, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

My pleasure, she is indeed a great actress. I added her as a priority due to the red-links on the articles Shirley Valentine and Shirley Valentine (film). I have been adding articles linked (in some way) with Al Hunter Ashton a page I created on en.wikipedia. Having got to Willy Russell I seem to have opened a long list... -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 11:50, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Added City of Joy (movie). Looks a good film :) -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 12:34, 8 November 2019 (UTC)