User talk:Marc8

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Miscellaneous information

I've noticed that you've been adding a lot of miscellaneous information that doesn't belong in the profile section (hobbies, education, special skills). These things do not belong in the profile section, instead should go into the "Trivia" section. Please refer to the artist article formating guide for more info on what does, and doesn't fall into the profile section. --Pineapple 20:35, 10 Jul 2007 (CDT)

You really need to stop adding unnecessary information to the profile sections, it's not all that hard to make a trivia section for that type of info. --Pineapple 19:36, 11 Jul 2007 (CDT)

Again, you are deviating from the DramaWiki style guide. Why did we create the style guide? So that it'll give you something to crap on? If so, I'll snail-mail you some newspaper as a supplement. Groink 00:46, 21 Sep 2007 (CDT)

I provided you with a direct link to how the profile section should be edited yet you still insist on doing your own thing. The "Family" field goes before "Talent agency" I've noticed that you recently keep changing that and putting it after. Is it really that difficult to follow such simple guidelines? --Pineapple 16:45, 7 Oct 2007 (CDT)
Please put "Native origin" in the trivia section, not the profile section. --Lady Zhuge 21:26, 18 Jun 2008 (CDT)

Zhang Xin Yu -> Achel Zhang

Please finish what you started. You had moved her article to Achel Zhang, you should go into each of her dramas and update her name as well. --WaterOB 09:06, 4 Dec 2007 (CST)

Lin En

Where are you getting that Lin En's English name is Lynn Lai? --Lady Zhuge 19:57, 22 Jun 2008 (CDT)

  • chinese wikipedia
Chinese Wikipedia has her English name(s) as LING/Linan, not Lynn. Her real name is 賴琳恩, but her celebrity name as well as the name by which she is most commonly known is 琳恩. Therefore, I'm reverting your changes. Please do not just move artist articles to their English names without considering other factors such as the name by which they are most commonly known. --Lady Zhuge 21:57, 22 Jun 2008 (CDT)

Inappropriately moving articles

Stop moving articles when it's evident that you're not familiar with the subjects, nor do you have a decent grasp of the Chinese language to do the proper research. I'm getting sick of having to revert your edits. --Lady Zhuge 19:51, 24 Jun 2008 (CDT)

Also, you don't have to fix the links in all the originating articles. This is completely unnessecary because it is handled by redirects that are created when moving a page. A possible re-renaming makes all those edits redundant. --MoerkJ talk 18:21, 1 Oct 2008 (CEST)

Adding kana to nicknames

Please put a stop to it. It is important to know the kana for their real or acting name. It does not do us English readers - who is the target of this wiki - to have the kana for the nicknames. Thanks! Groink 09:02, 9 Oct 2008 (CEST)

Repeat. Groink 03:48, 20 Oct 2008 (CEST)

Changing Height and Weight

Do not change height and weight from what an artist's official agency page or official blog lists, if available, to something that cannot be easily verified. I've noticed you doing this frequently and have had to revert those edits, so please put a stop to it. --Lady Zhuge 14:57, 23 Oct 2008 (CEST)

Unsourced information

I don't know where you are getting some of your information from, but unless it's from a reliable source (this excludes Wikipedia) then it shouldn't be added to artist articles. I sometimes think that you just make up some of the information that you add to pages. Please try to add avoid information that can't verified. Also, when you add the hiragana to pages be sure to leave a space between the kanji and the parenthesis. This is for searching purposes. --Pineapple 05:25, 19 Dec 2008 (CET)

I totally agree. Marc8, based on the comments left on your talk page and the edits that immediately follow your user contributions, it's obvious that you have a history of irresponsible and feckless editing. At least half of your edits have to be reverted or corrected and if it weren't for the other half, I'm sometimes tempted to report you for vandalism. --Lady Zhuge 05:50, 19 Dec 2008 (CET)
My theory about his sources is based on the fact that 95 percent of the artists he edits are gravure models, while the rest are mainstream models. More likely he hangs out at web sites that specializing in hair models, gravure models, and even mainstream porn actresses. And anytime he finds artist data there, he comes to DramaWiki and edits away. The agencies who handle these types of artists are anything but reliable, and any information that comes from them should be ignored. For example, Aoi Sora's information heavily differs from site to site. Groink 08:11, 19 Dec 2008 (CET)


Where are you getting that Song Zhi Ai is vastly known as Sung Chih Ai? In the Taiwanese articles, also applies to Chinese articles, pinyins should be predominantly used over the more Hong Kong-like jyutpings. I am reverting your edits until you give a clear reasonable statement or source as to why Song Zhi Ai and many other non-HK artists should be kept in their jyutping form. --Vivi.g 21:09, 19 Aug 2009 (pst)

Extreme overuse of the term "model

A "model" as a profession is when it is the artist's primary profession. Suzuki Fumika, for example, is a model because of her work as a race queen. Matsushima Nanako is a model because she did bikini modeling for beer companies and such before she became an actress. Otherwise, 99-percent of all other females appear in magazines and other media showing off clothing and such. BUT, that does not make them out to be a model. Matsuda Seiko appear in a number of mature women magazines showing off different clothing lines, but she is still NOT a model. Same thing with Sakai Noriko, and countless others. Doing photo shoots, appearing in advertisements, etc. is a part of life in the geinokai. DramaWiki is attempting to preserve the true meaning to these professions. What you're basically doing is "Hey, I see XX YY in a magazine. DING! She's now a model." "Hey, she recorded one track on an OST, and now she's a singer." Wrong wrong wrong! Groink 03:18, 15 Jan 2009 (CET)

Adding simplied Chinese lyrics to TW drama OST

I know some TW OSTs have simplified Chinese lyrics (they were created before my time, so I'm not going to change them). Please remember that this is a English based wiki and simplified Chinese is not relevant and shouldn't be added to a Taiwanese Drama section. Of course, exclusions are made to cross-over dramas, such as Chinese Paladin. With that said, I'm reverting your changes to the Scent of Love OST. --WaterOB 00:41, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Artist names

Artistes names should be kept to their english names if they have one --YT 10:43, 19 Jul 2009 (UTC)

Please stop the massive English name redirect for Taiwanese artists. It's obvious that you haven't done your research before the redirects. I almost fainted when I saw June became June Liu. Her last name cannot possibly be Liu because no ethnic Chinese ever has Six (6) as their last name. Please do your research. Find out exactly how their first and last names are spelled before you make the move.

Just to clarify any possible misunderstanding, here is a simple guideline.

  • When you create an article, always use the official English name or preferred spelling of their Chinese name. Credible source includes English movie/drama posters that show their preferred name. And, of course, their official website.
  • When you edit an existing article, follow the above rule or leave it as it is.
  • If official English name or spelling is not known, follow the standard Pinyin when creating an article.
  • If official name is not known and an article already exists, leave it be.

Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. --WaterOB 00:01, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Please STOP moving pages in Taiwan section for no good reason. See Pets Ceng. Focus your attention to content contribution. --WaterOB 19:19, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Jyutpings VS Pinyins

I don't know why you are suddenly adding non-existed jyutpings to some of the Taiwanese articles. But most Taiwanese and Chinese medias do not use jyutpings, as it is mainly for Hong Kong related media. For Taiwanese and Chinese, it is much accurate to use pinyins. Therefore, once again, I am reverting your edits. --Vivi.g 21:28, 19 Aug 2009 (pst)

Unnecessary Edits

Stop adding tongyong pinyin to Taiwanese drama articles and making it the primary romanization. In Taiwan, hanyu pinyin is the official romanization system. Also, there is no need to go around to mainland China thespian articles just to add their surname to the end of their English name. For many of them, their English name is of secondary or tertiary significance, which is why most of their articles are created using hanyu pinyin. --Lady Zhuge 22:22, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

See above issue Artist names and Unnecessary changes

Marc8, please see our above discussed issues. Focus on content contribution and stop with redirects and name changes. Thank you for your cooperation. --WaterOB (talk) 15:14, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Birthdate template

Is there any difference between template {{bda|xxxx|xx|xx}} or {{birth date and age|xxxx|xx|xx}} ? --Natokajun (talk) 12:29, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

I would like to know as well. I keep noticing you keep changing bda to birth date and age. Any particular reason why you insist on the change and are there disadvantages between the templates? Not that it's a big deal since you add other information to the article too. Just curious that's all. Thanks. --Zemus (talk) 11:07, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
From what i noticed when use {{birth date and age|xxxx|xx|xx}} only 4 templates attached but if we use {{bda|xxxx|xx|xx}} there will be 5 templates attached. I'm not sure how that would make any difference though. Maybe he wanted to reduce number of templates in usage? lol idk. The shortcut was created for a reason, so for me using bda is really handy when editing, less words, save more time! --Natokajun (talk) 10:26, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Moving page

Hi there, if you moved a page, please look out at the original 1st page and if possible try to fix it so that no double redirect...--Natokajun (talk) 12:57, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Tanaka Chie

Marc8, I'm rolling back your edit on Tanaka Chie. The info you posted is blatantly incorrect. Either you don't read Chinese or you are vandalizing her page. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume Chinese is not your language. --WaterOB (talk) 16:08, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

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