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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.


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)


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)


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 filmEdit

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)

This is being debated at Wikipedia:Simple_talk#Using_the_term_movie_instead_of_film_--_when/where_was_this_decided? and Wikipedia:Simple_talk#Film_or_Movie_or_both_-_a_new_debate -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 15:09, 20 November 2019 (UTC)


...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)


I have noticed you mention a few times you are just getting used to here. I am not sure if anyone has ever shown you this link that Auntof6 created to help editors get used to the sometimes subtle differences to editing here. You might know most of them already, but figured I might let you know it existed in case you didn't. -DJSasso (talk) 15:01, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, it never hurts to have information. -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 15:03, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
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