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Teahouse HostsEdit

Hello. Over at the Teahouse we're having a bit of a 'spring clean' by removing old entries from the list of Hosts that new users see. As you don't appear to have been very active there recently, your 'host profile' has been removed from the list. But please don't let that put you off contributing again in the future - either by signing back up as a Host to assist on a regular basis, or just dropping in whenever you fancy helping out.

Thank you for all your past help and support for new users at the Teahouse. Nick Moyes (talk) 16:43, 9 June 2019 (UTC) "

Spam by BenleyvoiceoverEdit

Do you think a block is in order for User:Benleyvoiceover? It appears to be a spam only account—you've deleted his autobiography at Benley Ho Bucky twice, and he's also edited to promote himself at Ichigo Kurosaki. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 01:51, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Lord Bolingbroke -- I don't deal in user conduct issues, but the edits to Ichigo Kurosaki don't seem recent enough to merit a block, nor has the editor been appropriately warned. I don't generally salt until the article has been created at least three times, unless there's some pressing reason to do so. If it gets recreated again, just note that it might need salting for the deleting admin to consider. Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 02:12, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Will do. If this user continues with the self-promotion I'll consider opening an AIV report. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 02:20, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thanks for this. I couldn't quite believe how far OTT it was! Have a good day, cheers 2A01:4C8:29:E501:18F6:9790:48F0:A722 (talk) 07:27, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

No problem! Thanks for tagging it. Unfortunately it is far from the most promotional biography I've seen. Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 07:32, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Ha! I sometimes wonder what horrendous gulf must exist between what many of us think Wikipedia is, and how it gets used by people who seem, perhaps sincerely, to think that self-promotion here is legitimate and necessary, just a part of their overall business strategy ... I'm stopping myself ranting right now, though, as I am trying to have a wikibreak and getting cross about stuff doesn't help me stay away! Have a good day. Best wishes 2A01:4C8:29:E501:18F6:9790:48F0:A722 (talk) 08:04, 25 June 2019 (UTC)


hi expresso you sound like a nice person ,i have contributed to wikipedia and edited several times but i was schocked when my article "Lanie Banks" got deleted without further notice, i know wikipedia rules but these older editors just keep removing our articles. Yet we volunteer and work so hard and use our time.editors Like bearcat, they do not deserve to review wikipedia articles. I need your help where do i report biased reviewers??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elizabethfoundationn (talkcontribs) 13:21, 26 June 2019 (UTC) [answered on user's talk page]

Useless encyclopedia CSDEdit

Hello Espresso Addict, I had a quick question in regards to the deletion you performed on useless encyclopedia. While I fully understand the A10 rationale and am not opposed to a neutral, well-cited article on the topic (as you stated at User talk:Elizabethfoundationn, the reason I tagged for G3 was in part due to the title and negative tone, and I am now unsure if my original tagging was correct. If I saw a similar page in the future, what would be the best course of action? ComplexRational (talk) 16:16, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi @ComplexRational: -- One could make a case for vandalism, certainly, but with users I consider broadly good-faith newbies I always try to find the least-pejorative capsule reason for deleting their content, so as to avoid needlessly antagonising someone who might become an asset to the encyclopedia as a content creator in future. I had wondered about contacting you over your warning over removing the speedy tag; whilst it wasn't incorrect, it did feel as if it escalated an already difficult situation. Always try to put yourself in the shoes of the person receiving the message, who might not understand the complexities of our rules. Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 23:24, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Regarding the warning, perhaps I jumped to conclusions too quickly upon reviewing their track record, particularly the fact that they were already warned for removing an AfD tag. I'll keep this in mind in the future to avoid WP:BITING, unless bad faith is obvious, although cases such as these are often borderline and somewhat open to interpretation. Thanks for the advice! ComplexRational (talk) 01:56, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Gentle reminder on POTD blurbsEdit

Thanks for routinely helping to refine POTD blurbs. I would just like to point out that Wikipedia uses two main templates for each day's POTD: the protected version (for use only on the Main Page) and the regular version (everywhere else). As such, when you make changes to the protected version (the one to which ERRORS links), please ensure that you make the same changes to the regular version, so both continue to display the same text. Cheers. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 09:28, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, Ravenpuff, I'll try to remember. It's a bit odd that we need to duplicate it, but given that we do, I can see that it's a pain for non-admins to have to go round following up on the admin edit wars ;) Espresso Addict (talk) 05:22, 5 July 2019 (UTC)


Please ignore my ping over on Talk:Basia Letuka. I was confused by an edit conflict. GoldenRing (talk) 12:51, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

@GoldenRing: No worries, I thought that must have been what happened. Good to know we agree, at least :) Espresso Addict (talk) 12:52, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you and one questionEdit

Hello Expresso Addict, First I wanted to say thank you for reviewing my article. I also wanted to ask you what are the next steps to get the article I wrote on Eric Viardot officially published Thank you, Kind Regards,

Alexandre [answered on user's talk page]


Hallo sir,you are very resourcefull to me and i would love to ask u one last question, how do i know that an entry am writting about has news and magazines coverage is it through the the 'the google search NEWS tab/section' or their is more i still dont know. Elizabethfoundationn (talk) 21:28, 11 July 2019 (UTC) [answered on user's talk page]

Regarding a deleted page (Resident)Edit

Hello. You recently deleted a page that I'd created called Resident, citing that it's a fork of the existing Nectar Sleep. As per Forbes, the name of the company is now Resident and Nectar Sleep falls under that umbrella. I strongly believe the page was created after thorough research and the content was non-promotional, and hence should stay on Wikipedia. However, if the page is not going to be undeleted, at the very least, the name of Nectar Sleep's page should be changed to Resident, considering that it would be inaccurate to not do so. Let me know your thoughts. Reddest Rackham (talk) 07:31, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

Regarding a deleted page (Jet Setting Jasmine)Edit

Good day. You recently deleted this page(here). I went through the initial process of submitting it since last year. I was told it was advertising and needed a re-write. I did the re-write earlier this year and re-submitted it, but go NO feedback. I didn't even know if anyone reviewed it. I only recently saw that my page was marked for "speedy deletion" since June and suddenly it was deleted... There wasn't even any time for me to contest it. What's my next step? I'm trying my best here. TheChau26 (talk) 08:47, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

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TFA copy editEdit

Hi. You may recall, and possibly regret, offering to help out if needed with looking over scheduled TFAs for possible copy edit issues if I were to get overloaded. With that in mind, I wonder if you would mind skimming Tropical Storm Faxai (2007)? I have no particular reason to assume that anything is wrong with it, other than it passing FAC ten years ago, when things were a bit looser.

I realise that it doesn't fit into any of your preferred categories - sorry - but it is the only one which may need attention that isn't in a category which you would actively prefer not to edit. If you don't fancy it or don't have the time, no worries - it's two weeks off and I am sure that I will get round to it. Thanks. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:31, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

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