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Proposed deletion of Namak Haraam (TV series)


The article Namak Haraam (TV series) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Appears to fail WP:GNG and WP:NTV. Tagged for notability since 2023

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. DonaldD23 talk to me 22:49, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

The Signpost: 2 March 2024


Nomination of Ekram Hossain for deletion


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ekram Hossain, to which you have significantly contributed, is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or if it should be deleted.

The discussion will take place at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ekram Hossain until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

To customise your preferences for automated AfD notifications for articles to which you've significantly contributed (or to opt-out entirely), please visit the configuration page. Delivered by SDZeroBot (talk) 01:01, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Protection on Wikipedia:Reusing Wikipedia content


Hello! I just wanted to quickly ask if you would object to lowering the protection on Wikipedia:Reusing Wikipedia content from full protection down to a level that would allow others to make minor bold changes. In particular, the editnotice on the page even says "While you may be bold in making minor changes to this page, you should be extremely cautious about making substantive changes", but this is not possible due to full protection since 2009. EggRoll97 (talk) 03:01, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hello! I'm probably way too late to be useful to you here, EggRoll97. Sorry about that! I'm not sure if this has been considered by community or a decision made, but I think it probably ought to be a consensus consideration. My thought is simply this - that particular page is a contract between Wikipedia's editors and reusers, and serious errors can lead to very serious ramifications for people who take that page on good faith and think they are complying. The Wikipedia:General disclaimer is fully protected for a very similar reason, as explained at Wikipedia:Protection_policy#Permanent_protection. However, that policy does not say whether "Reusing Wikipedia content" IS among "Pages that should not be modified for legal reasons" - which is why I think consensus is appropriate. But I myself think it is. Again, very sorry for my delay. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:48, 30 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

The Signpost: 29 March 2024


Do you remember User:GrahamBould?


Hello Moonriddengirl,

You may be interested in this discussion at WP:CCI, involving edits by User:GrahamBould, whom you were involved with around 2009. A lot of their problematic edits had been dealt with by you and other volunteers at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Gastropods/Subpage for organizing CopyVio Cleanup, but some that you missed have now resurfaced. One article had most of its revision history deleted yesterday (1251 revisions spanning 18 years), and there are about 1700 articles that may be affected. legal@wikimedia.org has been made aware, as suggested today at WP:AN, but maybe you can remember what happened back then (as you appear to be the only editor who was involved in 2009, and who is at least somewhat active as of 2024), and how to best proceed. Thank you! Renerpho (talk) 06:44, 30 May 2024 (UTC)Reply