Talk:Victoria Wyndham on Another World and another life

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Hey David. Just wanted to let you know that the correct spelling of the company is "Procter & Gamble," not "Proctor." I noticed a lot of instances of that and wanted to let you know so you could correct it before publishing. TheCustomOfLife 21:04, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Feel free to correct it yourself, as well. This is, after all, about collaboration ;-) --David Shankbone 22:07, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
I will if I have time. I'm working on publishing my own interview. :) TheCustomOfLife 22:11, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

"Daytime"= "soap opera"[edit]

Regarding, [1], I'm an American and wasn't aware of this so it might make sense to include anyways for people not as familiar with the terminology. JoshuaZ 01:02, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

There are also "prime-time" soaps so I agree it is not immediately redundant, please restore. --SVTCobra 01:08, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
When you have the signifier "daytime television" at the end, it is redundant. Nighttime may or may not mean soaps, but daytime means soaps 100%. The only other thing on strict network daytime schedules are game shows, and what actresses act on game shows? Not restoring. TheCustomOfLife 06:22, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
What would Ellen, Oprah, Regis, et. al. fall under? What about Starting Over House? Or, for that matter, all of the categories under the Daytime Emmy Awards?--David Shankbone 15:19, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
I said network daytime schedules. Those are syndicated shows. TheCustomOfLife 21:36, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
You are speaking strictly from the point of a fan, and clearly the distinction is unclear to the rest of the non-daytime watching world. --David Shankbone 21:47, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
People seriously don't get it otherwise? I don't think it's a fan thing, it's a reading comprehension thing. And yes I am a fan, and a proud one, too. Don't you make me feel bad about that. TheCustomOfLife 01:29, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Nobody "makes" you feel anything; feelings are internally controlled. Regardless, the point I made still stands. --David Shankbone 01:54, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
We are catering to an international audience here. Beyond worrying if "day-time soap" is redundant, we should rather worry about explaining what a "soap" is to people who probably have not heard that term when referring to something other than for washing. IMO, it should state day-time and soap-opera, and link soap. What a waste of editorial time this is. --SVTCobra 02:23, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Do what you want. I'm done with it. TheCustomOfLife 03:38, 12 December 2007 (UTC)


'the the' => Either the quote is incorrect and it should be only one 'the', or the quote is correct and [sic] should be added. Van der Hoorn (talk) 13:48, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneGopher65talk 02:36, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Not sure how to edit (perhaps I need a news account, not just a Wiki one) but Marshall LaPlume is incorrect. She is referring to Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian media philosopher. 2601:D:2780:292:B942:5748:203C:FA52 (talk) 23:36, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
It's not just your account. Because news articles are snapshots in time, and thus part of the historical record, they are fully protected once they go into our permanent archives.
This is an interesting case. How to handle it depends not only on what name is correct, but also on whether we've an accurate record of what the interviewee said. There's a standard mechanism for when we get it wrong, and it's discovered well after the fact. There's a standard mechanism for when the interviewee gets it wrong, and we're aware of it immediately. Well, there's time to figure out how to handle it in the third case once we know for sure what we're dealing with. -Pi zero (talk) 10:04, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Not done, at the present time we don't even have any evidence to back up the claim another name was meant. If you can make a good case for it, reopen the editprotected request and we'd be glad to have another look. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 15:35, 24 August 2015 (UTC)


Re-asking the correction request posted above by another user in 2015. The person who Wyndham mentions is Marshall McLuhan, not "Marshall LaPlume." McLuhan is, as mentioned above, a media philosopher who talked a great deal about the impacts that very accessible media platforms have. The evidence is that Wyndham's quote references "cool medium" and that is one of McLuhan's theories. There are numerous references to this easily accessible on Google, but for brevity's sake I will list one here. Please make this correction. Reference: 2601:282:1300:296:C01E:CC46:9341:F228 (talk) 19:52, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

It does appear likely she was alluding to McLuhan. This brings us back to the point I made in 2015. We don't have immediate evidence for whether it was a transcription error or if Wyndham got it wrong. It's unlikely we could find out from David Shankbone (though his input would certainly be welcome). If we were sure it was a transcription error, caught long after publication, we would issue a {{correction}}. A transcription error caught soon after publication, we would just fix. If we were sure it wasn't a transcription error, and we caught it soon after publication, there are various ways we might mark up the interview. For a transcription error caught long after publication, some thought is called for. There's likely an elegant solution that will seem obvious if once we find it. --Pi zero (talk) 21:07, 27 November 2019 (UTC)