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NathanJohnson

aka Nathan Johnson

1,293 Edits since joining this wiki
May 25, 2012
  • I live in City 17
  • I was born on September 11
  • My occupation is Citizen by day mobster by night
  • I am Male

WelcomeEdit

Hi, welcome to Coronation Street Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Kirsty Soames page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Jtomlin1uk (Talk) 22:35, May 25, 2012

Characters Edit

Tips: 1) Type in word and spell & grammar check before cutting and pasting into the site. 2) If an older character with no episodes to watch, read the synopsis and form them into a narrative flow. 3) If you have the episodes to hand, watch the sequences with your character (this assumes it's a guest character), type down actions and any background they give in their lines and then again turn them into a narrative flow - make a story. 4) Always write the history of the character as past tense. Never, ever, follow the dreadful examples of wikipedia in writing in the present tense. 5) Never mix up fictional and real world, for example "Because the actress Betty Driver had died, Betty Williams herself was reported as dead by her son Gordon when he...." or, even worse, "In an episode shown on 1st March 2012, Michelle had a huge argument with Carla..." - instead, "In March 2012, Michelle's relationship with Carla took a turn for the worse when they had an argument over..."--Jtomlin1uk 20:26, May 26, 2012 (UTC)

Gay characters Edit

Nathan, Sorry but I've deleted your new category. If we go down the route of categories that define a person's character or personality, we could end up with masses of categories that are unwieldy. We could end up with "Christians in CS", "Athiests in CS", "Muslims in CS", "Disabled people in CS" and then you get into the arguments about is someone disabled because they can't climb stairs and have to have their bedroom in the front parlour, etc. Let's stick to boring things like when they made their debut, where they have lived, when they were born and what jobs they've done - stuff like that.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 19:19, September 2, 2012 (UTC)

Simon Barlow and other characters loosely mentioned within the programme. Edit

Nathan, I've reverted your image of Simon Barlow (this is a promotional image rather than a screen-grab) and also removed his occupation. Schoolchildren are just that - and don't have an occupation. Secondly, I note that you've had dealings with other characters who have been "loosely" mentioned within the programme.... Mrs Stape (John's Grandmother) - unless I'm mistaken, there has been no clarification that she was John's paternal grandmother - which throws question marks over her surname. For pages created as "Mr & Mrs (Whoever)", we could create rafts and rafts of pages to that ilk, which could not be deemed accurate (ie. how to we know that Tony Gordon's parents, for example, ever married?). I hope you appreciate that we are striving towards accuracy and not guesswork. Karen2310 (talk) 21:36, March 25, 2013 (UTC)

Thank-you for your understanding. The images you've newly posted in Sunita's page definitely enhance the article thus far! --Karen2310 (talk) 22:06, March 25, 2013 (UTC)

Hello I am very new to all this, I was wondered am I allowed to change the character of the week, I noticed its been the same for a few weeks now, I would love to have ago at changing it, but unsure how to go about it, can you help at all? many thanks Yazoo84 (talk) 23:03, March 25, 2013 (UTC)

Character pages Edit

Nathan, please remember that all information added to a character should be written in the past tense (as the events have already taken place). I'm about to change the wording for Tim Metcalfe's article just now -- Karen2310 (talk) 19:10, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

No problem. Keep up the good work! --Karen2310 (talk) 07:40, April 19, 2013 (UTC)

Tommy DuckworthEdit

Nathan, thanks for your update to Tommy's pages but they contravene our strict rule about not adding info to the site about episodes that haven't yet been transmitted i.e. future events. I know his departure is a done deal and in all the papers but we find it's far easier and tidier to have an absolutely strict "no spoilers" rule rather than make judgements about what to post and what to leave out. We find that it's served us well over the past five years. This rule is referred to in the black box on the main page. Thanks.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 18:42, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

Kevin Webster Edit

Nathan, as per Karen's note above, please could you change you additions to the page on Kevin to be in the past tense? Thank you.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 17:53, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

Rita Tanner Edit

Thanks for pointing out that Rita's - and everyone else's - first appearance is on the ITV site. I didn't know they had been posted. There are plenty of others listed who need their first line adding to the site! Thanks again.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 12:15, December 22, 2013 (UTC)

Mr Griffin Edit

Nathan, Just a gentle reminder that our character pages are written in the past tense and are not in the same style as wikipedia. Please could you change your recent additions to the page for Mr Griffin? Thank you.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 23:06, January 27, 2014 (UTC)

Imogen Edit

Nathan, I write this on bended knee and plead with you most earnestly - please, please, PLEASE, could you write character profiles in the past tense, not the present!!!!!--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 13:29, February 12, 2014 (UTC)

26th May Edit

Nathan, I think you've misinterpreted what happened in Episode 8394 (Mon 26th May) with regard to Anna Windass and Owen Armstrong... more specifically the mention of Anna's birthday. In a scene at No.6 quite early on in the episode, Owen stated that he had to leave for Aberdeen on Tuesday (theoretically the next day) with Izzy commenting that he would miss Anna's birthday -  that has been confirmed with ITV as 30th May. Therefore all of the other storylines stemming from this episode would have occurred on 26th May. Karen2310 (talk) 22:31, June 1, 2014 (UTC)

Student category Edit

Nathan, I'm removing this category from your two new pages - this is used for people who have carried their education further into college or university rather than pupils in school. If you can appreciate in the latter instance, thousands of characters would otherwise fit here having been educated to leaving age. Karen2310 (talk) 19:18, June 14, 2014 (UTC)

Valerie PhelanEdit

Nathan, that's a really good article you've written on Valerie there. It nicely documents her part in the programme and is accurate and to the point. Thank you very much for that! Also, it's in the past tense as it should be. One formatting tip: the number of appearances needs to be in the infobox, and just one grammar tip - there's no need to use the word "had" to make a sentence appear in the past tense. For instance, you write "Pat had pitched an idea to build a block of flats" whereas "Pat pitched an idea to build a block of flats" is adequate as the word "pitched" is the past tense of the verb "pitch". Just have a look over the article and remove the word "had" if it serves no purpose in a sentence. Aside from that, more articles like these please! If you have access to this year's episodes, you'll see that we're currently in need of good articles like these on most of this year's guest characters. Thank you again.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 20:57, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

My pleasure!--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 21:08, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Images Edit

Hi Nathan, thanks for the new images on some of the characters..... they're great! Could I ask a favour and see if you can choose some good screen grabs to replace the images in Stella & Eva Price's profiles, and possibly Alya (although she's obviously not been in many scenes yet) - just to replace the promotional pictures we seem to have at present? Thanks in advance  Karen2310 (talk) 15:55, June 28, 2014 (UTC)

Wonderful thanks! --Karen2310 (talk) 16:14, June 28, 2014 (UTC)

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