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2018 MTV Europe Music AwardsEdit

Hello. Could you please protect 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards because the vandalism is way out of control. CLCStudent (talk) 22:13, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

@CLCStudent: Gave it 3 days of semi-protect. Let me know how it goes. Deryck C. 22:33, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

White HelmetsEdit

You closed an RfC on this page 3 months ago, and controversy has flared up now on the same topic, with a dispute on how the closure should be interpreted. I wonder if you could have a look? Thank you! BobFromBrockley (talk) 21:46, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Responded on Talk:White_Helmets_(Syrian_Civil_War). Deryck C. 17:43, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I'm an admin in the Indonesian Wikipedia. Vrsanelamat (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) has committed long term abuse in Indonesian, Malay and Sundanese wikipedia (one of the examples, when he impersonated me and vandalized several pages). Right now he is engaging in disruptive activities in the English wiki by reverting many edits and also by creating pages with false information and sending nonsensical messages to other users. Please block him, revert all of his edits, and delete pages created by him. I've complained here before, but somehow my request is gone and he is still running rampant in this Wiki. Thank you. Mimihitam (talk) 09:09, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

@Mimihitam: Another admin has dealt with this user. Because of real-life limitations, I generally don't take part in fast-response anti-vandalism. If you need urgent admin assistance next time, you should go to WP:AIV. Deryck C. 17:42, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred BauderEdit

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder/Evidence. Please add your evidence by November 27, 2018, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, --Cameron11598 (Talk) 21:06, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

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Spicy meatballEdit

7 seconds before I pressed save on my close of Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2018 December 18#Spicy meatball as retarget, you relisted it. I didn't spot this however until after I'd retargetted it and added the template to the talk page. Do you want to undo your relisting, should I close the relisted discussion or would it be best to undo my retargetting and talk page post? Thryduulf (talk) 19:01, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Thryduulf, I think you should close the relisted discussion. I think retargeting is a valid outcome too. Someone else has made a comment since the relist, so I can't undo the relist anymore. Deryck C. 21:27, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Deryck!Edit

Happy new yearEdit


Happy New Year!

Hello Deryck Chan: Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikipedia, and have a great New Year! Cheers, Hhkohh (talk) 02:58, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

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Rama Arbitration CaseEdit

You were recently listed as a party to a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Rama. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Rama/Evidence. Please add your evidence by May 10, 2019, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Rama/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:41, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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Previous listing as a partyEdit

My apologies for the above section stating that you are a party. You are not, I made a mistake with the template. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:51, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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Hi, regarding this, are you aware that the DRV for the Phelps article is going to close with "endorse delete" and that the new draft, created when Fram moved Rama's article out of mainspace, is also being deemed not notable. Add to that Rama's own statement about digging their heels in means there is no way an amicable solution would have developed: Rama wasn't going to back down and the community wasn't going to accept the article being restored.

It's fine if you want to leave the evidence in there but it will be torn to shreds during the workshop phase. - Sitush (talk) 16:22, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

@Sitush: Thanks for your comment. I'm unsure which aspect of the Rama arbitration case you're referring to with your "this", since the diff links to my second and third points of evidence but your comment seems to relate to my first point of evidence.
Thank you for letting me know the outcome of the latest DRV. I'm afraid you've mistaken the purpose of my first point of evidence. I do not seek to justify the inclusion of the article, which falls beyond ArbCom's remit. Rather, my point is that, given the state of affairs as of the start of 29th April, Rama's initial restoration of the article was not a gross transgression of administrator conduct. The latest DRV began on 1st May, after the arbitration request was filed. It would be wrong to assess an admin action against information that the admin would not have had when they took the action.
Regarding your point about an amicable resolution, I'm afraid you've misinterpreted "resolution" as "agreement". Rama did not attempt to restore the article again, but simply continued to argue his case on ANI. If the ANI case was allowed to play out, it would be plausible for it to end, perhaps with a warning for Rama, and then defer the deleted article's fate to DRV. I have argued against the prevalent consensus and "lost" many times over the past decade, but I can count very few where I would not call the outcome an amicable resolution.
I'm unsure what you mean when you wrote that the evidence would be "torn to shreds during the workshop phase". I am well aware that I am in the minority for arguing that Rama's initial page restoration was within the allowable range of admin discretion, and that the timing of this arbitration case was counter-productive. The duty of editors participating in the evidence phase is to present their point where it is backed up by logs and comments by other editors. Arbitrators are welcome to ignore my point if they examine it and decide to disagree with it.
Let me know if these words address your comment. You're welcome to disagree as always, and thanks again for stopping by. Deryck C. 17:02, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
That's fine, thanks Deryck. - Sitush (talk) 17:04, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome. Deryck C. 17:08, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - MissouriEdit

@Deryck Chan: Hello, I am curious if you could review the following page for me and see if you can help me to figure out the appropriate next steps to get this page to be ready for another review and hopefully approval. I have been working on it and believe that it has some good content and has several sources. However, it appears that the reviewers do not agree. I feel like I am stuck and would appreciate any help that you can provide. Thanks in advance. Asclsmo (talk) 06:37, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

@Asclsmo: Thanks for asking me. It appears that the primary concern is that there has not yet been enough external coverage of the Missouri organization to justify a standalone Wikipedia article. I also note that your username is the same as the abbreviation of the association you want to write about, which suggests that you may be acting on behalf of the association. This is not allowed on the English Wikipedia and I advise you to request a username change in order to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Deryck C. 09:08, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Proper use of linktextEdit

Hello. I add in-text links to Wiktionary a lot. For instance, I just added one to the 1999 Jiji earthquake page. I was told that you might have knowledge of the current state of the debate on the proper usage of linktext on Wikipedia. [2] Do you think this usage is justified? Thanks for your time. Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:26, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

@Geographyinitiative: I can't make up my mind. I think what you did with "Jiji // big earthquake" is reasonable and won't challenge it, but I'm not prepared to defend it either if someone else disagrees! Deryck C. 11:14, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Anonymous userEdit

Hi, Deryk! Please take a look at User talk: I'm having an issue with an anonymous user who didn't use edit summaries when reverting. Thanks! WhisperToMe (talk) 14:48, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

@WhisperToMe: This is basically slow edit-warring. I think a templated warning is in order, which I have sent. Deryck C. 15:02, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

urgent help needed with my Wiki page - queryEdit

Dear Deryck:

I need help with my Wikipedia page:

I myself did not create the article. In 2010 or so, a librarian in a West Virginia public school did. She is deceased. Since, editors of journals having published my short stories and a former literary agent added to the page.

Recently, I made changes to the page, specifically uploading two photos of my book covers. But I did not follow protocol. Tags at the top of the page appeared, one after another, each worse.

I myself have not touched the actual article since this incident started six weeks ago, but have instead remained markedly earnest and cooperative and forthcoming on the User Talk page.

On my USER TALK, page you will see extensive dialogue between me and who seems to be only Wiki editor involved "Bonadea." She's well-informed and reasonable.

A few weeks back, she redrafted the page to sound encyclopedic, but she removed too much, I think. I had thought at the time, she was ready to remove the tags. Not so. She still feels the page is "autobiographical," even though I have dug up many links to reliable sources for her. Today, she's less and less available to help, as she is a teacher with a heavy class load.

I so much want the page to exist at its best. It would make me very proud, and I honestly feel who I am as a writer and what accomplishments I have made are of note.

But the paragraphs about my article become scant as the descend, and the entire page is lacking my most important accomplishments.

Again, I have available all links to the entirety of my USER TALK page.

My first novel won The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People 2009 (Grade 7-12), with a link to a reliable source. This a great award. But it is not listed.

I want acknowledgement of my receiving an Honorable Mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007, again a great accomplishment, with a link available.

I want acknowledgement being nominated for The Pushcart Prize - a fabulous achievement not listed.

I want all my 75 plus published short stories listed, not just a handful as shown on my page. All stories are reputably published is good university journals and commercial magazines. I want them presented in columns and set off my the lines of a box around them, as I seen on many sites.

I'v spent thirty years of my life - every day devoted - to becoming a writer of accomplishment. I sacrificed income and the great life experience of having a family I could support.

A few questions:

How quickly can you get to work on the Wiki page?

Do other editors get involved with you?

Will you willingly communicate with me here on your email page, rather on the USER TALK for all the world to see. I think "Bonadea" would prefer not seeing my comments, as I am the subject of the article, and would prefer working only with a professional Wiki editor.

I look forward to a prompt reply.

Thank you very much.

John Michael Cummings

P.S. Can we possibly talk by phone? (304) 620-5115.

LankyKeller (talk) 12:37, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks LankyKeller. I see that several other editors have discussed this matter with you, and a related discussion is also ongoing at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/John Michael Cummings. I don't think I have anything to add beyond what other editors have already advised you so far. Deryck C. 11:15, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Off-topic contentEdit

I think there are violations of the RfC you closed. See Talk:Marketing_of_electronic_cigarettes/Archive_1#Article_scope. I discussed it on the talk page. See diff. This was obviously off-topic.This is relevant. It is impossible to clean up the page. See Talk:Marketing_of_electronic_cigarettes#Issues_have_not_been_resolved. I tried and got partially reverted. QuackGuru (talk) 18:49, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

@QuackGuru: Thanks for notifying me. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend to this discussion due to RL involvements with the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests. Please go to WT:ANRFC to ask an uninvolved admin for advice. Deryck C. 10:43, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
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