- I mean that I've gone through and retranslated the dialogue from the Chinese subtitles into English that I hope is more complete and readily accessible to English speakers. I did this because I want to show my friends this movie and I felt that the official subtitles were lacking. My retranslated subtitles are in the form of .srt files. If you're interested to see them, please email me. Paradoxian (talk) 03:07, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Please help me stop an editor from violating WP:ENGVAR by censoring well-sourced information about US usage. Ironically he even feels authorised to remove Oxford online dictionaries' information that he feels is wrong. --Espoo (talk) 22:28, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
- I don't think we need to pontificate about the word "luthier" and its usage on that page. The fact is that "luthier" is used across the world (and even if people don't use the term, they know what it means) whereas "violin maker" is used in North America. On the other hand, "lutherie" and "archetier" are not English and we should just replace references to them with "violinmaking" and "bow maker". We shouldn't even mention those words at all. I'll put together an edit tonight with these points.--Paradoxian (talk) 01:20, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
- I originally simply pointed out that the word is almost never used in US English. I was forced to start "pontificating", as you call it, because Galassi simply didn't accept that. I hoped he'd become reasonable when i provided proof and also pointed out an example of the rare cases when the word is used, but he remained disruptive and even went on to repeatedly replace the Oxford-sourced pronunciation with his private preference.
- And no, most Americans do not know what "luthier" means. Pointing out that even violinmakers don't use the word (and adding the sources i provided) should prevent future removal of the true claim that the word is almost never used in the US, but Galassi claimed i was engaged in OR and SYNTH and other ridiculous and untrue claims, when he was in fact himself violating core WP policies. I studied viola in the US, and none of my colleagues or teachers or anyone else essentially ever used "luthier". It's only very rarely used in print.
- I don't think you're simple removal of "lutherie" and "archetier" will stand the test of time and the strong opinions of people like Galassi. Why not put back the reliable sources i provided that show these words are not even listed in major dictionaries? This of course proves that they are extremely rare or non-existent in English, but even this has to apparently be explained to many WP editors, who don't know how modern dictionaries are made. --Espoo (talk) 11:01, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
- My point is that if you're going to explain about rare words, it should be on a talk page, not on the actual article itself. There's no reason to tell a casual reader that word don't exist in dictionaries or aren't used. Just add it to the talk page so editors know that this has been discussed. --Paradoxian (talk) 17:10, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
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Oleg Bezuglov for deletion
Since you are the professional violinist and musician I wonder if you could, please, take a look at the Oleg Bezuglov article and consider expressing your opinion in discussion on whether it should be deleted or not. It was nominated on suspicion of not passing the WP:MUSICBIO criterion. The discussion is currently dead in the water, and I'm afraid it might be relisted again because of that. Thanks in advance! Fiddler11 05:49, 30 June 2017 (UTC)