Notice Coming here to ask why I deleted your article? Read this page first...

If that doesn't help, read these FAQs.

1. Why did you delete my page when I hadn't finished writing it?

Answer: Don't create new articles unless you are sure they meet wikipedia's criteria, particularly notability and verifiability. If you want to practice, there is the sandbox facility and Wikipedia:Articles for creation where you can get a second opinion from a more experienced contributor. And if you really can't help yourself, use {{underconstruction}} so other people will know you are still working on it.

2. Why did you delete my page for advertising? I wasn't trying to advertise!

Answer: Read Wikipedia:NPOV for guidance on how to word an article so that it doesn't sound like an advertisement.

3. Why did you delete my page for advertising? It was about a non-profit organisation!

Answer: Non-profit organisations advertise all the time - it's still promotion and the rule applies to them just as it does to commercial bodies. See no 2 above.

4. Why did you delete my article without warning?

Answer: Because you are not entitled to a warning if you don't follow the guidelines. See no 1 above.

5. Why didn't you do a google search and find references for my article and put them in for me instead of just deleting it?

Answer: Because I don't have time to do the boring bits for you. I have enough boring bits of my own to work on, thank you.

6. You have a very interesting view of neutrality. The authors you give credence to have a definite point of view and you discount those that disagree.

Answer: There is of course no answer because this is not a question. It's a snide comment added by someone who doesn't understand the NPOV rule. Possibly a Ricardian revisionist.

And please SIGN YOUR POSTS, otherwise I don't know who is asking me the question!


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I didn't come here to rowEdit

I came here to row! Row, row, row your boat... Three more expansions, and all in time for International Women's Day too. Love finding quite interesting things about Olympians, such as the charity work done by Juliet Thompson in this instance. Take care. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 19:30, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

Nice work. Maybe some of them will merit a place on Welsh Wikipedia as well! Deb (talk) 08:19, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. Maybe these two are perfect candidates for the Welsh Wiki! Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 09:27, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
We need more women. Deb (talk) 09:30, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

AfDEdit

Hi. Please see this discussion. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:44, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

per WP:APPNOTE - "Editors known for expertise in the field."

May 12Edit

If you could take a look at May 12 again. I re-added a birthday with a citation method used on another day for a different person. It was reverted again by the same user, further confusing the matter. 96.245.109.166 (talk) 15:28, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

Please recover. It's in a SANDBOX! You should talk to the deleting administrator, Deb, if you have further questions. Liz Read! Talk! 16:11, 8 March 2022 (UTC)Edit

I Cannot Find the "Draft:Abu Torab Fatemi Mehra" as notified. thx! Hi.

I spent considerable time on this deleted document Why? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UserCmehrasandbox.jpg

Please resolve ASAP.

Thanks!

Cmehra (talk) 22:44, 5 March 2022 (UTC)Cyrus C. Mehra

Hello, Cmehra, If you look at the page, Draft:Abu Torab Fatemi Mehra, you can see that it was deleted for copyright infringement. You should talk to the deleting administrator, Deb, if you have further questions. Liz Read! Talk! 16:11, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

Thank you Cmehra (talk) 17:09, 10 March 2022 (UTC) Cyrus C. Mehra

Sorry, I don't understand this request. Deb (talk) 12:22, 11 March 2022 (UTC)
Liz, your colleague has stated that You ( I, Cyrus) should talk to the deleting administrator, Deb (You) Cmehra (talk) 15:43, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

If you're asking about the reason for deletion, that was explained in the deletion log. Deb (talk) 18:09, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi Deb. this all I see: This page does not exist. The deletion, protection, and move log for the page are provided below for reference. 20:54, 24 February 2022 Liz talk contribs deleted page User:Cmehra/sandbox (G8: Redirect to a deleted or nonexistent page) (thank) 01:25, 6 January 2022 Johannes Maximilian talk contribs moved page User:Cmehra/sandbox to Draft:Abu Torab Fatemi Mehra (Preferred location for AfC submissions) (revert) (thank)'''

In any case, It's a sandbox, why delete? Can't the author resolve issues? It seems Johannes above states its in a DRAFT folder? Or at least save his work to their personal storage, before you guys delete? Please recover & I will stop useing WIKI to publish ! Thank you for your understanding.

Cmehra (talk) 16:37, 19 March 2022 (UTC)Cyrus

All explained in the logs you just quoted. It isn't our fault if you can't understand it. Deb (talk) 16:41, 19 March 2022 (UTC)
Hi Deb, I am a little slow so bear with me... I looked for : Cmehra/sandbox to Draft:Abu Torab Fatemi Mehra but can't find Cmehra/Draft:Abu Torab Fatemi Mehra
Should I be asking @Johannes Maximilian.? Thank you for your help. ! Cyrus Cmehra (talk) 22:19, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
If you want the text back, go to the place you copied it from: http://stevensandgrass.tributes.com/obituary/print/95524074
Copying is not allowed here - articles must be written in your own words. Rewrite the article in your own words and the new draft will be reviewed. Deb (talk) 04:24, 29 March 2022 (UTC)
Hi Deb, is that why it was deleted. Because of a Link to my mothers obituary??? One mistaken Reference link at the bottom of all I had written by myself.???
That was not the article !!! It was a link!!
Where is my article about my Father?? Dr. Abu Torab Mehra??????? Cmehra (talk) 18:20, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi Deb,

How to I go about Contesting the speedy deletion? Are we doing that right now.? NOTE: Administrators should take care not to speedily delete pages or media except in the most obvious cases. If a page has survived its most recent deletion discussion, it should not be speedily deleted except for newly discovered copyright violations and pages that meet specific uncontroversial criteria; these criteria are noted below. Contributors sometimes create pages over several edits, so administrators should avoid deleting a page that appears incomplete too soon after its creation. Thank you, Cmehra (talk) 07:34, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Cyrus

Go to Wikipedia:Deletion review. Deb (talk) 08:12, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

I think yes!Edit

Hi Deb, how are you?

Me I'm fine.

About your question, I think he really exists, under his alias that I put in Wikidata. He directed lot of films about Martial Arts, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Thanks a lot for your visit.

Rei Momo (talk) 13:34, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Rei Momo - thanks, but you can't create articles without reliable sources. I can't find any record of him or his films. You need to give us sources where you found this information - not IMDb or Amazon - otherwise the articles will all be deleted. Deb (talk) 13:36, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Aren't their films a source? I thought it was... Rei Momo (talk) 13:39, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
There's also a short biografy, I don't think it's a fake. Rei Momo (talk) 13:41, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
I can't find any reliable source for the existence of any of these films. Maybe they have alternative titles, but I can't find any of them. I did find books that mention Kim Lung, but they don't mention any of these films either, they mention completely different titles. A biography on Amazon wouldn't be acceptable in the absence of any more reliable source. Deb (talk) 13:45, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Oh, but he worked woth other alias, as Long Jian, Long Quan and Hong Chian Long, as I put on Wikidata. His films The Bridge at Lo-Yang, The Bridge at Lo-Yang, Blood of the Leopard, and Queen of Fist are known also in Europe, not only in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Rei Momo (talk) 14:04, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
I can't find any references to these. Please come up with a reliable source. Also, at the moment the articles for the individual films don't make any claim of notability. Even the articles on the actors don't list these films. For example, the list of films with Jimmy Wang Yu doesn't mention Queen of Fist. Sorry, I know how hard you are trying, but those articles can't stay unless you can find something better. Deb (talk) 14:08, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
I found this:

Rei Momo (talk) 14:10, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

That's not reliable. It's just copied from elsewhere. See Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources. Deb (talk) 14:13, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Some more:

Rei Momo (talk) 14:26, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

No. this is not reliable. Anyone could have made this up. Deb (talk) 14:35, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for putting an end to the disruptionEdit

They have now doubled down by outright trolling. It’s a shame we assume good faith and yet we are still belittled. If they continue trolling I’d do well to notify you, perhaps then revoking TPA privileges might do the trick. Celestina007 (talk) 14:20, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Now permanently blocked and talk page access removed. Deb (talk) 14:24, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Ah! I note you thought it wise to do so prior even me telling you. What’s that they say about great minds  . Stay safe Deb and once again thanks for dealing with the vandalism/disruptive editing swiftly. Celestina007 (talk) 14:27, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Let me know if you think they have come back. Deb (talk) 14:34, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Definitely Deb I would, I’m sure they’d be back, hence later in the day i would create an entry for them and all the articles they have attempted created at WP:SPAM. Furthermore, I believe very strongly that the now blocked account isn’t their first account and are likely an editor evading a block. Celestina007 (talk) 14:49, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

without reason delete my draftEdit

without reason my article draft:Nahid Hasan (Bangladeshi politician) was deleted. please check that and resolve it😭 Nhbbpl (talk) 18:40, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

That's untrue. You have been given reasons on your talk page. Deb (talk) 18:53, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Lance Hayes PageEdit

Hi again Deb, As you know, I had previously had an article of Lance Hayes in an article space, though it was removed. In order for me to improve my draft, is it possible for you to recover the source from my published article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log/delete&page=Lance_Hayes. Thanks, Dark. DarkKnight9337 (talk) 21:36, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

DarkKnight9337 Your draft is still present at Draft:Lance Hayes and the only real difference between this and the published version is that the latter was in much more promotional language. So I recommend you recommence work on the draft. Deb (talk) 08:36, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
Ok I will continue to work on my draft, I apologise for any trouble I have caused. I will try to not make that same mistake, I was an editor on FANDOM for a while, so I know the basics and editing areas. DarkKnight9337 (talk) 23:09, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
DarkKnight9337, Maybe that's where you are going wrong. "Fandom" is not at all like Wikipedia. Deb (talk) 08:22, 17 March 2022 (UTC)
Not wrong, but the main skills for editing on Fandom are why I know how to edit on Wikipedia. I will apply your advice in the future, thanks. DarkKnight9337 (talk) 22:02, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

DOY helpEdit

Can you help keep an eye on this editor please? Almost all of their edits are adding unsourced entries. Thanks! Toddst1 (talk) 14:07, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Brilliant As EverEdit

I noted this when they said erroneously “which makes me notable” off wiki search shows David Hundeyin is a real life editor who writes an author for a living, see this & their LinkedIn. I merely laughed because so help me God, I mean to the letter everything I said here. Furthermore, see this SPI investigation. Celestina007 (talk) 01:56, 19 March 2022 (UTC)

  • "with a background in Marketing, Media Production" and who nevertheless doesn't understand that we don't allow advertising on Wikipedia! Deb (talk) 09:35, 19 March 2022 (UTC)

User talk:نارنجستان/sandboxEdit

I asked you to restor the article here (User talk:نارنجستان/sandbox). Did you delete only the talk page without checking? Thankful--N (talk) 18:00, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

You put the request in the wrong place, and in any case I am not going to restore an article that was deleted for either G11 or G12. Please read and follow the guidelines. Deb (talk) 18:10, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
The recipe says to contact you before making. You have deleted the article based on two criteria. Which part of the article is a copyright infringement? And which part is advertising? I din't notice. If you do not have time, introduce another user And please Return (here User:نارنجستان/sandbox) the text of the article to correct it N (talk) 18:23, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
It won't be restored and you will not be allowed to post this advertisement again. Deb (talk) 18:41, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
OK, I state in Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard f to determine by what criteria the article has a copyright problem and includes ads. N (talk) 18:49, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

April Editathons from Women in RedEdit

Women in Red Apr 2022, Vol 8, Issue 4, Nos 214, 217, 226, 227, 228


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Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/OlympicsEdit

Hello, Deb. I've begun a deletion sorting page for articles about the Olympics which are nominated at AfD. Hope you find it useful. No Great Shaker (talk) 13:25, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

My deleted articleEdit

Can you provide me with the source code for the article you deleted? It was Author Angelia N. Bailey — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angeliabailey1118 (talkcontribs) 12:47, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

F U C K Y O U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:8003:24BA:EF00:39A6:5FF4:ABE1:A5 (talk) 11:28, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

No thanks. Deb (talk) 12:52, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Contested deletionEdit

This page should not be speedily deleted because... (Brother, why did you delete the page that I created, which is a page that was fetched from the Arabic Wiki and the Egyptian Wiki) --Mohammed66566 (talk) 15:49, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

You can't contest the deletion on this page. Check the deletion log for further information. Deb (talk) 17:40, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

20 years!Edit

{{u|Sdkb}}talk 01:14, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Where can I find my deleted draft?Edit

Hey Deb! I submitted a draft recently which you deleted. I understand your concern & I want to improve the draft again as per the guidelines. Can you please tell me where can I find the article draft, as I wrote it directly here so I don't I a copy with me. Thank you. MunirSaadiya (talk) 10:36, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Twenty Year SocietyEdit

Dear Deb,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Twenty Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for twenty years or more. ​

Best regards, Chris Troutman (talk) 14:46, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

AfDEdit

Hi Deb. You may or may not be interested in this AfD. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 11:22, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

per WP:APPNOTE - "Editors known for expertise in the field"

British musicEdit

You imposed mdy date format in your hopeless revert; plus a few other things that had been fixed. You need to put it back to dmy, as for all UK-related articles. Tony (talk) 04:35, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

You're talking nonsense, as usual. Stop your vandalism on year articles. Deb (talk) 04:43, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
Nonense? Take a look at the article you damaged. I'm reverting tomorrow if you haven't fixed the date formats. It's REQUIRED by our guidelines, you vandal. Tony (talk) 06:43, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
I didn't do the "damage", as you well know. You've been told many times to leave the date links alone. You've even been blocked for it, yet you persist in your script-assisted edits. Every time you remove legitimate links, I'll be reverting you. Deb (talk) 08:34, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
You don't seem to be literate. Read my post above. You illegally imposed mdy on a Britain-related article. GOT IT? Nothing to do with links. You're a substandard, reckless editor who deserves to be blocked. Tony (talk) 01:21, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

User talk:Deb/Archive 25Edit

Hello, Deb,

Because of an AFC tag that was part of a discussion in User talk:Deb/Archive 25#19:42, 20 February 2021 Deb talk contribs deleted page Arielle Kayabaga, this archived talk page shows up as eligible for a CSD G13 deletion as you can see in the page's categories. At least I think it is this particular discussion that is causing the page to be seen as eligible for G13 deletion.

I don't want to edit another editor's archived talk page so I'm just alerting you so that perhaps you can remove the tag or place <nowiki> code around it so it's not a "live" AFC tag and some eager editor doesn't mistakenly tag the page for deletion. It is clearly not an article draft, but, you know, these things can happen. Hope this is not too confusing! Liz Read! Talk! 19:32, 5 April 2022 (UTC) Liz - Thanks for the warning, I think I have dealt with that now. Deb (talk) 07:13, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2022).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • Access to Special:RevisionDelete has been expanded to include users who have the deletelogentry and deletedhistory rights. This means that those in the Researcher user group and Checkusers who are not administrators can now access Special:RevisionDelete. The users able to view the special page after this change are the 3 users in the Researcher group, as there are currently no checkusers who are not already administrators. (T301928)
  • When viewing deleted revisions or diffs on Special:Undelete a back link to the undelete page for the associated page is now present. (T284114)

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:12, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Month articlesEdit

  • Hi, Deb, good to hear from you. I appreciate all the work you've done over nearly 15 years in improving the project, and ideas that you instituted (such as placing the births and deaths in the dates where they happen rather than putting them at the end). You're correct, there's been no discussion and there's no consensus about removing the blue links from dates, although we ought to have one. I had done it on pages that I was maintaining for older months (such as March 1900) and if January and February of a year didn't have blue links. I did it had, mostly to head off another type of mass action that we had a year ago from User:JamesLucas. However, in cases where January and February have been returned to blue links (true of most of the pages in the 1960s) I don't reverse the reversal. The important thing, after all, is that citations are found for what can be cited, and that unattributable or questionable items get removed. I'll stop. Generally, a few days after a month ends, I go through the pages to look for what's been added or deleted. I just finished the March pages and I'll patrol the April pages about a week after May begins. Please feel free to let me know any instance where you disagree with an edit I've done. I respect your opinions and, as I say, I appreciate that you've been working on this project from the very beginning. Mandsford 12:37, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

Comment left on the gastreochrea deletionEdit

What do you mean by "Context, please."? Rugoconites Tenuirugosus (talk) 15:59, 14 April 2022 (UTC)User:Rugoconites_Tenuirugosus

I mean you need to provide some context. Don't assume everyone knows what you are writing about. See Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles#Provide_context_for_the_reader. Deb (talk) 16:16, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
PS. It's not deleted, just rejected. Deb (talk) 16:17, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh okay, thank you for telling me that Rugoconites Tenuirugosus (talk) 07:40, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

New administrator activity requirementEdit

The administrator policy has been updated with new activity requirements following a successful Request for Comment.

Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

  1. Made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least a 12-month period OR
  2. Made fewer than 100 edits over a 60-month period

Administrators at risk for being desysopped under these criteria will continue to be notified ahead of time. Thank you for your continued work.

22:52, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Manush NandanEdit

The deletion log of Manush Nandan showed up on my watchlist, and I was curious to know why chose to delete it yourself, rather than tag it for PROD or speedy, and let another admin take a call on it. The article had edits from 2015 and multiple editors were working on it. Wanted to know if you saw this as a "most obvious case" for deletion. Jay (talk) 14:35, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

It being so old was one of several things that concerned me. No one seems to have made an effort to add decent references, and the creator's history shows repeated creation of non-notable biographies. Deb (talk) 14:41, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
So wouldn't that have been an ideal case for PROD? My point being CSD (deletion, not nomination) is for a "most obvious case", did you see this as one? Jay (talk) 11:06, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes, I did, but I carried out the checks I described above before I deleted it. Deb (talk) 12:53, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Talk:2022Edit

Your input is needed, especially in regard to a ridiculously long series of (sometimes uncivil) discussions about Gilbert Gottfried. Jim Michael (talk) 14:49, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

May Women in Red eventsEdit

Women in Red May 2022, Vol 8, Issue 5, Nos 214, 217, 227, 229, 230


Online events:


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Will beEdit

Hi @Deb:, Recently you have deleted the draft called Draft:Nishant Mehra which has been moved from this initial drafted article title by me. Will this initial redirect also be deleted? Thanks! Fade258 (talk) 08:23, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

I've deleted it now, thanks. Deb (talk) 09:30, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Beijing 2008 (painting)Edit

  • Try to google 北京2008 in Chinese. It's a famous painting on the internet, the title Beijing 2008 is a translated title. --Beta LohmanOffice box 08:55, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Some websites in English.
  1. [1][2][3]
  2. Media: [4]][5][6]

--Beta LohmanOffice box 09:23, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Beta Lohman - this is irrelevant. You need to write the article properly before it can be moved to article space. Deb (talk) 09:29, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

"its current form it serves only to promote or publicise an entity, person, product, or idea, and would require a fundamental rewrite in order to become encyclopedic. However, the mere fact that a company, organization, or product is a page's subject does not, on its own, qualify that page for deletion under this criterion. This criterion also does not apply where substantial encyclopedic content would remain after removing the promotional material as deletion is not cleanup; in this case please remove the promotional material yourself, or add the advert tag to alert others to do so."

--Beta LohmanOffice box 09:36, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Also to reply. A draft is required to wait for review. I don't have time to answer some users to make comments on the article. --Beta LohmanOffice box 09:38, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

ArskanEdit

Hi Deb,

I have an assignment to create an article for Arskan. My article is marked for deletion.

What is a crdible claim of significance? Please assist. amandlaxoki@gmail.com +27 73 431 3282 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amandlaxoki (talkcontribs) 15:21, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Amandlaxoki Your question suggests that you don't yet understand the basics of Wikipedia. For help with that, please approach the person who gave you the assignment. To understand the notability criteria, read Wikipedia:Notability. Deb (talk) 15:24, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

I just read itbut its not easy to understand Amandlaxoki (talk) 15:29, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Sorry, but if you are unable to understand, you probably won't be able to contribute successfully to Wikipedia for the time being. To create a new article, a certain level of skill in English is needed. Practise making minor amendments to existing articles instead. Deb (talk) 15:33, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Are you able to provide an example of "Credible_claim_of_significance" Amandlaxoki (talk) 16:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
It's explained clearly in Wikipedia:Notability. Deb (talk) 17:04, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

1958 Jordan crisisEdit

Hello! The article 1958 Jordan crisis is in need of some cleanup and so I picked you (randomly) from admin lists to come take a peek. I removed the speedy (for copyvio) because it looked like it did not qualify under that criteria. However, I did send it to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/1958 Jordan crisis for feedback. Another editor put the speedy on again for copyvio and I was convinced it no longer met that criteria. However, upon further review (and additional data) it seems that it may indeed need a speedy under copyvio. Could you please review and take whatever action is necessary (i.e. clean up my mistakes)? I've messed this up a couple times and thought it best to get some help.--Paul McDonald (talk) 00:50, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

@Paulmcdonald, I've deleted the article as a copyright violation and closed the Afd. When it comes to journals, Earwig can't really scan them correctly, so no copying was detected. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 02:29, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
@Paulmcdonald - Sorry I didn't get to this in time - I must have been asleep... Deb (talk) 07:27, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
No worries, sleep is a wonderful thing!--Paul McDonald (talk) 11:37, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2022).

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:33, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Buy_Nothing_ProjectEdit

Hope you edit Talk:Buy_Nothing_Project so you turn your headers into regular lines (so your replies are same section as the comment you are replying to). --EarthFurst (talk) 08:45, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

You what? Deb (talk) 09:01, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

UK ChartsEdit

Hello, Deb! I'm on a spree of adding official chart positions to a bunch of song and album articles, including year-end lists, and I've noticed four official Top 200 UK year-end lists for 1981 are cited in the 1981 in British music. However, I'm trying to find it, and although there are listings, I can't find it anywhere. Do you still have them? 👨x🐱 (Nina CortexxCoco Bandicoot) 04:13, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

  • HumanxAnthro That's great but I'm not sure exactly what you mean when you refer to year-end lists and what it is you are looking for when you say you can't find them. If it's the books, then I can't help much as we're no longer allowed to link directly to Google Books. You'd need to go there and search. Deb (talk) 06:24, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
    • It's the BPI year book published in 1982, as well as "Chart File 1982", that includes 1981 year-ends. Looking for the yearbook on searches finds books and academics journal referencing it for specific information, but not the book itself [8]. A few sits, such as Google Books, but there's no print book they make available, in addition to no pdfs being anywhere. If you still have the books in possession, you could submit screenshots of them (and all of your BPI books) to archive.org. 👨x🐱 (Nina CortexxCoco Bandicoot) 13:21, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
      • I never had any of these books in my possession. If the reference didn't come from Google Books, it was probably copied from the relevant article for each entry. Deb (talk) 13:34, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

Deleted Dora Fugh LeeEdit

Since you deleted the Dora Fugh Lee article, how do I return to my draft to see where you say we are violating copyrights of the Chinese American Museum? We are the ones primarily editing this page. Did we borrow too much text from our own web page? Is this just deleted permanently or can we continue to improve this article in order to get this notable Chinese American's page visible?

David Uy Executive Director Chinese American Museum DC — Preceding unsigned comment added by LegalResearch345 2 (talkcontribs) 21:00, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

Bulk Removal of Information from WikipediaEdit

Is the removal of bulk information from Wikipedia correct by this user: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Mewnst  ? If that information is well cited. 2405:204:33AA:17A1:316B:7A89:B91C:B25D (talk) 05:00, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but you'll have to be more specific if there's something that's bothering you. In principle, users are entitled to remove promotional wording, and it depends a bit where the citation comes from. For example, if s/he removed a sentence saying "He's really clever" and the source was the subject's website, it would be entirely appropriate to remove it. Deb (talk) 08:00, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

Please Remove Create=Require administrator access of Onima KashyapEdit

Please Remove Create=Require administrator access of Onima Kashyap — Preceding unsigned comment added by DiggisMusic (talkcontribs) 08:42, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

Don't take us for fools. You're blocked. Deb (talk) 08:57, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

GymnastEdit

Hi Deb - hope you are well. For info, I've expanded the article on Welsh gymnast Arthur Whitford. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 18:13, 20 May 2022 (UTC)