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Yeah, that sentence about harmonic layering and thickened melodies definitely needed to go, so I killed it. Somehow I missed that in the process of deleting "This [indie pop] classification is vague and thus perhaps it is necessary to rethink the influences and styles which have led to Ohbijou's unique sound" and "It has been mentioned that Casey draws musical inspiration from Canadian singer/songwriter Julie Doiron, and this is evident in the tonal quality of Mecija's dreamy folk lullaby vocals"... Bearcat (talk) 05:27, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Julius Pitzman

  On 1 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Julius Pitzman, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Daniel Case (talk) 18:59, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Of Montreal

Hi Paul
Re this edit – I was of course thinking to follow the MOS, thanks for the heads-up. You'd think that I would have looked for the giant discussion on the talk page. Good thing that I only took a note to fix all articles linked from Template:Of Montreal instead of doing it right away. :)
I just undid the only other case where I know to have violated that guideline.
Thanks & Cheers, AmaltheaTalk 19:25, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. I know that what you were doing seemed like a straightforward thing, the most uncontroversial of edits! Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:40, 5 October 2008 (UTC)


  Thanks for the vandal revert. DoubleBlue (Talk) 21:22, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

You are very welcome. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:36, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Kevin Page page

I noticed that the Kevin Page page was deleted by you. his IMDB entry:

don't know how you missed it.

-- (talk) 03:36, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for alerting me to that. The page I deleted said nothing about him being an actor (it said he "loves to eat chicken and ribs"), so I didn't even bother to check IMDB. Kevin Page is an actor who has had minor roles in Friday Night Lights and Seinfeld. Someone could start the article again (there's no point in undeleting the other version; it's brief and did not assert notability), but I would recommend finding some newspaper or magazine articles to use as sources, since IMDB is not enough on its own. Best wishes, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:35, 5 October 2008 (UTC)


I'm confused by your recent move of the Len article to Len (band). If there isn't a primary "Len" topic, why should the article be at a disambiguator? Dismas|(talk) 00:45, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh! Sorry for the confusion. You are right: the article should not be at the disambiguator. I was going to fix all the incoming links to Len, and then move LEN (a disambiguation page) to Len. Perhaps I should have started with that. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 00:48, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Okay, all cleaned up now, with the disambiguation page now located at Len. Let me know if you have any concerns about this. Perhaps I might have listed this at WP:RM to begin with. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:30, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't have a problem with it the way it is now. I just didn't understand the move to a disambig'd page name when no other instance of "Len" seemed to exist. It's all fine. Dismas|(talk) 02:58, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sasson Khakshouri

Hi Cirt. Would you be willing to undelete this article? It received no discussion at all in the AfD, and, as you can see from this search, this person has received likely enough coverage in The Jerusalem Post to meet the general notability guideline. (Of course, it would have been nice if I had brought this to the AfD, but alas I was too slow.) Thanks. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 04:43, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

  Done. I also reverted myself at the AfD closure as well. You can feel free to comment there now. Cirt (talk) 04:47, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

TD Blanket

Sorry for the mistag, I tried to understand the article and read about how it had to be made on Jupiter and thought it had to be nonsense. Changed the tag to nocontext, which I should have tagged from at the start, since the article doesn't explain at all what said item is, leaving one to wonder what the original editor had been talking about, or at least I was confused.--Terrillja (talk) 22:43, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Ha! Yes, no worries. Apparently it's a technology from the fictional universe of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 22:45, 7 October 2008 (UTC)


Thank you much for supporting me in my recent RfA which closed successfully this afternoon. Most kindly, Lazulilasher (talk) 23:23, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Congrats! I was delighted to support. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:39, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Metro Station (band)

Hi Paul. I noticed you had once protected the article on Metro Station from IP vandalism back in September. Since the protection was lifted, the IP vandalism has picked up again on a daily basis. Could you please protect the main article once again? Thanks. Caden S (talk) 18:25, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, done. Semi-protected for one month. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 18:52, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you Paul! Caden S (talk) 18:54, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Crap. The vandals are back. Caden S (talk) 22:07, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rom baro

Hi Cirt. I'm concerned about the process here with this deletion, and would like to know your perspective on this. User:Shii added new sources to the article on 16 October 2008, and then commented at the AfD. The AfD was closed as "delete" the same day, and Shii took it to Deletion Review. User:Stifle then immediately closed the Deletion Review and relisted the debate. Within three hours you then closed the deletion discussion again as "delete". I'm concerned because this gives at least the appearance that a Deletion Review was circumvented. A Deletion Review is supposed to last five days, but here it looks as if it effectively lasted just a few hours. As I said, this is my own view of what happened, and it could be that there's something here I'm missing. Thanks in advance, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 04:54, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Restored. Feel free to comment at the AfD. Cirt (talk) 12:22, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
Great; thanks. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:20, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Sloan - The Lines You Amend

The Lines You Amend is a terrible article, but I have no idea what should be done with it. Would you take a moment and delete all the crap, delete the whole article, or do whatever you can to improve it? Thanks -M.Nelson (talk) 18:57, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I'll take a look at that sometime in the next day or so. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 19:37, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Done! What do you think? Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 00:08, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Great work; above and beyond what I expected. Thanks -M.Nelson (talk) 17:26, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Series of revision undos

Here, it would have saved you a lot of time to click "edit" on one of the old revisions in a diff, in a place like this, and then selected "save page". That would have reverted to the last decent revision. You go to the diff you want to revert to, click the "edit" link above it, and select "save page". It will result in the page being reverted to that revision -- IRP 19:28, 19 October 2008 (UTC), modified 19:30, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, yes, that's what I would usually have done—what I was trying to do here, though, was to keep Lightmouse's good edits in place while removing the vandalism. It didn't quite work out. In retrospect, it would indeed have been much simpler to revert to an old version, and then manually repeat Lightmouse's edit. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 19:36, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bobby Creekwater (2nd nomination)

Want to take this to DRV since you found those sources and nobody noticed? Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 17:48, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to wait to see what Matt says. He might be willing just to relist it himself. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:56, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Rebecca Worthley

Thanks for letting me know and for the work. Great improvement, I think, though that notability is still fairly limited, IMO. But I'm going to swing the other way. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 22:04, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

It's a pleasure. Thanks for your comment! Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 22:05, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


With regards to this editor: (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) I reported him, you warned him and deleted the report, but then you deleted your warning. Why'd you delete the warning? - Shaheenjim (talk) 23:18, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Another admin already warned the user just before I did (see this edit) so I left that one there and removed my duplicate one. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:21, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Hey, about your input on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dashboard prophets -- I just wanted to say that I enjoy what you are bringing to the discussion. Thank you for making that a fun exchange! Ecoleetage (talk) 23:15, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

What a delightful message to find on my talk page. Thank you, Ecoleetage! Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 04:37, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Bobby Creekwater

Per the DRV I've userfied the article (all revisions since recreation in April 2007, to User:Paul Erik/Bobby Creekwater (leaving a trail of devastation in your userspace). Feel free to improve it and then move it to article space. According to the DRV, any remaining doubts should then be addressed at WP:AFD. I've added a DRV link on the talk page, so be sure to move it as well.--Tikiwont (talk) 15:48, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Tikiwont. (Don't worry about the devastating trail.) I'll give the article some attention. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 15:52, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


Maureen is lesbian. Jonathon Larson, from the veeeeery first draft of the rock opera, intended for her to be lesbian. She went from heterosexual, with Mark Cohen, to homosexual with Joanne Jefferson. Maureen is too dramatic of a person to change from hetero to homosexual. It's simply too subtle for her taste. In Anthony Rapps novel Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and The Musical RENT he stated many times that she was lesbian. In a song that was from a early workshop and later cut from the show Mark and Maureen are fighting. He thinks she's just going through a phase but she keeps telling him she is lesbian. So no, she is not bisexual. Sorry I do not have any links.

--ThankYouJonathon (talk) 01:20, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment. May I ask, are you able to specify a page of Rapp's memoir? The references I've seen refer to Maureen as bisexual ...We can continue the discussion at Talk:Rent (musical)#Maureen: Lesbian or bisexual. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:54, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Community Living Ontario

An article that you have been involved in editing, Community Living Ontario, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Community Living Ontario (2nd nomination). Thank you. Eastmain (talk) 17:56, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Paul - thanks for your note. I'm still not sold on the notability of Community Living Ontario, but mine is just one opinion. However - what supporters of the article haven't done a good job of is to beef up the article with things like specific activities of CLO - not "advocacy" in general, but real impact that CLO has driven. At the time that I'm writing this, there is one (1) specific program listed; I am not counting "involved in political advocacy" because it's too general. PKT 17:48, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks very much for taking another look. I agree with you that the article needs some beefing up. :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 18:01, 1 November 2008 (UTC)


  The Citation Barnstar
Awarded for Paul Erik's long-standing efforts to find difficult-to-find sources for articles in danger. DoubleBlue (Talk) 19:08, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Very nice of you! Thank you, DoubleBlue! Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 20:39, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Arkells article

Hey there!

I just saw you removed a part of the article on the Arkells page, which is understandable since there was no proof I had written permission from the label. How can I prove it? Can I post a screenshot of the e-mail?

Thanks for your help!

Hugo —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:23, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Hugo. The label people would have to say on the label's own website that they allow the text to be copied freely under a license such as GFDL. Right now it says the text is "copyright" so it definitely cannot be used. As for their email to you, they might not realize that it is not possible for permission to be granted for something to be used only on Wikipedia. Because Wikipedia is a free content encyclopedia, anyone may copy articles from it and distribute it, even for profit. (I should also point out that some of the text was in violation of our neutral point of view policy.) Thanks, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 00:59, 3 November 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for edit to new article "Lisa Masson" and I appreciate any rescue effort. Could you explain why Dragon person undid recent edits? Seemed to improve appearance and add info (?)Webwinnow (talk) 20:01, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Responded at your talk page. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 21:24, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

request for third opinion

Hi, I and my fellow editors are facing a deadlock on a issue of removing/toning down a section on 'allegation of cruelty' as subsection under 'criticism' section in Operation Blue Star article, concerns include WP:NPOV, the summary of dispute can be found at [1], please let us know your views/opinion at the talk page of the article so that 'alleged' bias may be looked into and a consensual solution may be found. Thanks LegalEagle (talk) 07:40, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for asking for my opinion. At this point it looks as if you have plenty of outside views coming in. I'll keep away from the discussion, also since it is not in my usual editing sphere. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 22:28, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

User talk:Mygerardromance

Just letting you know, this user's being hit with an autoblock resulting from your block on Fbr trash (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). Still looking at details, myself. – Luna Santin (talk) 01:11, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for letting me know. It appears that another admin has taken care of it. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 01:56, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Dion Rambo

I work with Dion Rambo, thank you for response today, Weds.

I am still unsure as to how to retrieve my wording. Please please advise me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fan of talent (talkcontribs) 03:24, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Replied at your talk page. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 14:45, 13 November 2008 (UTC)


Opps, how embarrassing, thanks for the heads up. – Jerryteps 00:42, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey, no problem. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 00:58, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the support!

Thanks for supporting my successful Rfa! Hope to work with you more in the future!--Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 20:09, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Congrats! Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 20:10, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

CSD Question

Alright, thanks for informing me. I just have a quick question about articles like this, if you have time. At the time when I tagged this article there was no article for the album it was in, but there was one for the artist. So, would this apply to the CSD for being a sub-page of a non-existent page? Thanks. TheXenocide (talk) 02:18, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Sure, glad to respond. No, CSD A9 says that if the artist's page exists then we cannot speedy an article about any type of recording by that artist. (Actually, in this particular case, the album article did exist, but the editor had messed up the link to it, making it appear as if it was a red link.) Let me know if you have any other questions. Cheers, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:00, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah, alright, thank you for the help. TheXenocide (talk) 23:20, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Nice to see you in AfD again

Hey, it is great to see you again in an AfD debate. Like I've stated before, I always love a lively exchange of intelligent ideas and cogent opinions (and, yeah, I know -- who let me into the discussion?). I just wanted to drop word that it's always a pleasure to be part of the audience to your input. I hope all is well with you. Ecoleetage (talk) 21:11, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Ecoleetage! It's always a pleasure to see you in an AfD discussion as well; I do expect a lively exchange of cogency when you are there. :) Thanks for the WikiPeace. I send good wishes back to you. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 01:56, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi there. On a related note, given the rather extensive discussion at the The Reverb Syndicate AfD, I wanted to suggest moving your recommendation to the front of your comment so its more visible. Cheerio. ChildofMidnight (talk) 21:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah, but I actually do it that way to make my "keep" or "delete" recommendation less visible. It's my own quirky little way of saying, "AfD is a discussion not a vote; don't just count up 'keeps' and 'deletes'!" (That's one story. The other one is that I stole it from Bearcat.) :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:02, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

One Team, One Dream

My apologies, but I didn't touch the tag...not sure how it got moved. All I did was add something to the article, but I didn't touch any least not knowingly...

Chris —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cbmanning19 (talkcontribs) 05:53, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Okay, no worries. You accidentally removed it during this edit. Best wishes to you, and I hope you continue to contribute here. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 05:56, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for all the help, I do plan on sticking around Cbmanning19 (talk) 06:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Concept album

If you have a chance and the inclination, could you stop by concept album and drop some suggestions on the talk page? The article is an unholy mess and I don't even know where to start. Thanks in advance! —Hello, Control Hello, Tony 21:41, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for asking me. I'll try to take a look sometime in the next few days. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 22:21, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
No hurry. I'm not sure when I'll have enough time to really get to work on it. Thanks —Hello, Control Hello, Tony 00:47, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

pink Mountaintops

clearly you've never seen this band. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:40, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

heh-heh. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:56, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for your notification and notice. I'll provide you and the readers a reliable refrance for the information after at most 48 hours. The note is that I've got to search for the refrence I'd have the information from since 3 months ago. But this could be available when I find my added text in your website stable for the same 48 hours. Since I'm a new user, I'd like to have my text added with this article, so that I could create the discussion and proper links for some of the words (like the name of people) in my added text with presenting a reliable refrence.

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Worldwelthstatistics (talkcontribs) 02:04, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Replied at user's talk page. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:50, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Jonathan Temple - Thanks

I am still the newbie here, and appreciate you saving my article. Emargie (talk) 03:30, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

You're very welcome. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 12:48, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Old Mill Inn & Spa

Excellent work - I have altered my position on the AfD accordingly. I knew someone would find something, but I had really struggled to. Fritzpoll (talk) 09:50, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Yes, this was one of those instances in which plenty of sources are available, just not online. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 16:29, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Speedy Declines

Hay Paul. Thanks for letting me know, I'll go check those edit summaries. I was wondering if you were seeing any themes of me marking things for CSD incorrectly, or any advice on what I could be improving on? Thanks! FlyingToaster 05:36, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

City and Colour / Arkells / Dine Alone Records

I just wanted to tell you that you've done a great job on articles such as City and Colour, Arkells and Dine Alone Records (and other bands signed on it). I've seen you adding or correcting info on some of my edits and I have to thank/congratulate you.

Keep up the good job! (:

Hugo (Hroyer (talk) 00:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Hugo! ... although it was only Arkells that I have worked on. :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 00:09, 4 December 2008 (UTC)


Hey, Paul, I appreciate you making those changes to the Canusa games page. I was involved with the games when I was in HS, and created the page hoping it to be added to wikipedia. I originally wanted the name to be "canusa games" but when I searched for it, it naturally asked me to create the page "canusa". the page was up for deletion for a few days, so i appreciate you making the appropriate changes especially to find "secondary" sources, whatever those are. Jim Jimwilcox79 (talk) 02:35, 6 December 2008 (UTC)jimwilcox79

Glad to help. I hope you'll stick around and continue to write articles. Yes, be sure to add those "secondary sources" (references such as news articles, magazines, books, etc). Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 03:56, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi Paul, im new to wiki

Dear Paul,

I am new to the wiki world and work for Rely Records. With all the accomplishments Glint is facing, I know they have enough credibility to be on wikipedia, How long does this debate go on for? Who has the ultimate say? How can I deal with the comment that talks about not having enough citations? Is there anything I can do to help keep the article up?

One huge problem is that at first i did not know where to write a wiki page, i thought the user name you made meant that is what the page would be called, hence the fact the page was initially written by Glint (band). It was really written by Rely Records.

If you could help in any way, I would really appreciate it. Not even sure how to check messages, so please write me back at



PS: What do I do if I want a link to this Glint (band) page to show up when someone does a wiki search for just "Glint"? A radar page exists there... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:15, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


I think it's too far of in terms of spam, notability and non-encyclopaedic style to justify a straight restoration, but I'll put the text here so you can clean it up and recreate if you wish (or just recreate with an AfD tag if you prefer) jimfbleak (talk) 07:34, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

OK, restored for time being jimfbleak (talk) 12:50, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Dave Sadler

I am Elizabeth Sadler president of BluezArt Records. I am trying to create a page for Dave Sadler, an American Blues Musician on our label. What am I doing wrong that you keep deleting my work? I realize that you may not have wanted me to post reviews by other authors but what was wrong with my second attempt that was all my writing?----Thanks for the response Paul, I am new at this and didn't understand. Bluezart (talk) 04:13, 17 December 2008 (UTC)Elizabeth

Bluezart (talk) 03:55, 17 December 2008 (UTC)Elizabeth Sadler

Replied at user's talk page. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 04:09, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Regina Folk Festival

Sorry if I caused you any edit conflicts. Thanks for finding a couple good sources for the article and improving it. ChildofMidnight (talk) 02:49, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

You didn't cause me any. Thanks for the work that you have put into it, too! Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:54, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Nice work! I am changing my vote right now. Tavix (talk) 17:08, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, Tavix! Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:35, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Regina festival

Are you sure the person you named as the artistic director isn't just the most recent one? (if it is, it should be made clear). - Mgm|(talk) 12:19, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, good point—thanks. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:36, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Test study

Paul, I took some of your advice and decided to see about AFD closings. So I stopped closing AFDs for a couple of days and waited for a "fresh" day to test it on. One hour after Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Log/2008 December 16 was at 5 days (meaning there were 23 hours remaining to be a full five day AFD, 91 of the 93 discussions listed had been closed by admins other than me. Realistically, I can't turn a tide like that, it is simply impossible. I will try to close AFDs as far into the five days as possible, but when 90%+ of AFDs are being closed early, it is more of a "the rule has been deprecated by practice" than an "I'm going to ignore the rule". MBisanz talk 01:10, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The vals

Hi Stifle. I know that your wizard says to go right to DRV if I am questioning your AfD close, but there is a twist to this, and I would like your opinion about that before I go to DRV. I have recently been in a lengthy discussion with MBisanz about the timing of closing a discussion. I even made reference to one of your own comments during that discussion. It is contrary to policy to close a deletion discussion earlier than five days (unless it is a speedy close or a WP:SNOW close), but current practice is to do exactly what you have done, close it once four days have passed. This AfD might be an example of when the full five days of discussion are important: two articles in a major newspaper, The Belfast Telegraph, exist, which raises the possibility that other sources could turn up. Also, none of the "delete" commenters in the discussion actually addressed the issue of why two articles in the Telegraph is insufficient to meet our notability guidelines. I'd be grateful for your thoughts about not just this specific AfD, but the whole issue of deleting articles after four days of discussion rather than five. Thanks, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 16:59, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, while the official written process says 5 days, it seems to be customary at this stage that this is five calendar days rather than 120 hours (or in the alternative that discussions can be closed once they appear on WP:OLD). If you can come up with any other sources, I'll happily review the closure, but keeping it open for a few more hours doesn't, I think, make that much of a difference.
Of course you're free to go to DRV. Stifle (talk) 17:22, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I've done some more searching, and in addition to the two Telegraph articles, there are two in The Irish NewsThis one mentions Yoko Ono being a fan, and that they toured the UK with Ocean Colour Scene. This one says they headlined the Belfast part of Amnesty International's Small Places Tour. Thanks for taking another look. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 03:56, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
I've restored the article for now. I'm notifying the people who "voted" delete in the AFD in case they wish to renominate. Stifle (talk) 10:10, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Make sure you add the sources though. Stifle (talk) 10:11, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, done. Thanks for that. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:47, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Best wishes for the season

Speedy deletions declined

sorry, I had posted a number without providing the correct tags, have edited a number to conform to db-bio, they are hardly controversial, or notable, can you provide specifics so I can avoid this in future. Thanks Semitransgenic (talk) 17:03, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Replied at your talk page. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:11, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
OK, here no cites, WP:ENG sources. here tagged a year ago for referencing issues, still uncited, unlinked URL splashed in the main body of text, i don't see the value of this stub, you say he did such and such, therefore notable, but this assertion is not supported by WP:V. This simply helps to prove the feeling I have that inclusionism is the dominant policy on wikipedia, any useless information, even if it fails to adhere to the policy guidelines on NPV OR & V, is admissible. Semitransgenic (talk) 17:22, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Please see our deletion policy. The problems that you mention may be very good reasons for articles to be deleted, but not by speedy, which is only supposed to be for the most uncontroversial of cases. CSD A7 says, "This is distinct from verifiability and reliability of sources, and is a lower standard than notability." As another example, you also tagged Stuntdawgs but this article's subject is clearly notable, once you search for some sources and add them. Missing references does not necessarily mean that something is not notable. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:37, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Fear (Toad the Wet Sprocket album)

Thanks for fixing the capitalization in the article. Cheers! Scapler (talk) 13:12, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

fear not! :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 18:26, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Memory Alpha

No, I had not intended to undo your edit and I've restated it. Sorry about that. Natalie (talk) 19:36, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

No worries. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 19:39, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Worked for me

Seeing the ANI discussion on AFD, I was wondering if you noticed that my name wasn't on any of the early closes from 3 and 4 days. Our little chat last month did convince me to hold back in most cases and I've pretty much moved out of the 3-4 day closes. Some 1 day SNOWs and some 5 day 110 hour closes, but I think I am moving more in line with what we were talking about. MBisanz talk 17:24, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

I did notice, and I'm glad our conversation had an effect. I guess I got on a bit of a campaign about this, and I hope you didn't feel that I was unfairly singling you out when it was so clearly a systemic issue involving a large number of admins. Our conversation was very helpful to me, as it helped me formulate better what my concerns about early closes actually were. Best, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:42, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Dani Pacheco

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Repost of Danny Pacheco

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Yes, thank you. I had added references to the article, which did not exist in the deleted version, so I thought that was a step towards addressing the concern about the subject's notability (in the WP:N sense, not so much in the WP:ATHLETE sense). Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 19:42, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Danny Pacheco

Hi. I have restored the Danny Pacheco article as you have contested my deletion of it on my talk page. I would point out though that the previous speedy was declined on the basis that the AFD was for another subject, Danny Pacheco, the singer, (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Danny Pacheco), whereas I was deleting it on the basis of it being a repost of the article Daniel Pacheco per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Daniel Pacheco, the soccer player, which did not address the reason for deletion for which a consensus was reached in the AfD discussion, i.e. that the player does not satisfy WP:Athlete. Kind regards, --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 23:04, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I thought I had addressed that on the talk page; C.Fred appeared to agree with me and removed the speedy-delete tag. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:09, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I think there is some confusion on my part about why the previous speedy was declined but you contested my deletion and I restored it on that basis so we are where we ought to be, I think. Kind regards. --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 23:13, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
We are where we ought to be, yes. Thanks again and best regards, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:15, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
No problem. Have a good weekend. :) --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 23:24, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Dani Pacheco

I have nominated Dani Pacheco, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dani Pacheco (2nd nomination). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. --Ged UK (talk) 11:28, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Right, I've nominated this so that we can get some clarification either way, as this version is referenced better than i remember the old one being. Your comments of course are very welcome. --Ged UK (talk) 11:30, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
How have I got myself into this situation yet again? Once more, here I am going to a large amount of work defending an article whose topic really doesn't interest me. Ah, Wikipedia. :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 18:58, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello. Thanks for you note. I have often admired your work to find reliable sourcing for articles in danger of deletion. I believe strongly that we must guard against becoming a board of people deciding what is and isn't important enough to be covered in the encyclopedia; that would be a recipe for increasing bias and marginalisation of Wikipedia. The key is truly if there are adequate sources to write a fair and honest article. Cheers! DoubleBlue (talk) 16:48, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Right on. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 20:11, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Hamilton, Ontario edits

Good afternoon,

You reverted my recent edits to the Hamilton, Ontario page and I don't see why? Recently Dufferin Lodge which I referenced held it's 135th anniversary in the city and I attended and saw numerous significant people there from public office. It's a very important landmark in the city. The facts i noted were also fact checked before posting? --- my mistake, it was someone else who reverted..

thanks, —Preceding unsigned comment added by Devine9 (talkcontribs) 19:48, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Right, that was not me... Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 20:11, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for stopping this one, I couldn't follow anymore ! Have a nice day, Rosenknospe (talk) 21:19, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Sure thing. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 21:20, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Kathy Shaidle

With respect, I'm not certain how cited materials written by the subject constitute original research. The sources can be verified on the subjects own website. (talk) 19:06, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your efforts. My concerns are that any article written about Ms. Shaidle include a discussion of her views. Perhaps the quotes would be useful should an appropriate source from the mainstream media also be included to provide the proper context? (talk) 22:27, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Aaron Tveit


The last time I posted on Aaron Tveit's wiki page was indeed verified and cited. It s hould have not been deleted this time. I properly followed your instructions and it still was deleted. You are believing claims that I am vandalizing, but I followed your instructions this time. Please explain the error.

Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KEMorris (talkcontribs) 02:42, 7 March 2009 (UTC)


The update you made is erroneous as well. The website does make claims that some people on the site are gay. Please read more carefully. Secondly, it is hard enough trying to promote the lifestyle of homosexuality. This has been one big frustration and to be accused of vandalism considering I was only posting something that is widely known in the theater community is tough to deal with. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KEMorris (talkcontribs) 14:54, March 7, 2009 (UTC)

It is true that homosexuality is a difficult issue, and people who are openly gay should be able to live their sexuality without open ridicule and scorn. But those who are not homosexuals, as Aaron Tveit is not, should not have their names potentially tarnished in this way. Thank you Paul, for your help on this article. I have reason to believe the user KEMorris is acting out of personal feelings to harm Aaron Tveit's image. JNF Tveit (talk) 23:21, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome. That user began by citing sources repeatedly using references that said absolutely nothing about the claims he or she was adding to the article. I'll keep the article on my watchlist. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:32, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Paul, I am doing nothing wrong. I have cited a website and relayed the information of what the site is about. It's not as if it is and everyone knows what it is. I'm tired of the blatant homophobia. And if you do not feel that you are being homophobic, possibly you can bring a third party involved. Or possibly you need to look in the mirror. I've had enough. It's clear that JNF Tveit is protecting his/her family member. Too bad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KEMorris (talkcontribs) 01:35, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
KE Morris- what is your motive in this? What you are trying to put forward is not common knowledge. If it were attested and attestable fact, it would be one thing. But this seems to be original content which has no attested basis in reality. JNF Tveit (talk) 05:16, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


Per WP:NFF, it still fails the notability of future films. There is no significant coverage for the production of the film to warrant a page right now. It's also full of unsourced information, most of it rumors. I would simply redirect that page, plus all of the variations "(films)" (the current version capitalizes "film" when it shouldn't), "(2010 film)", "(2010 Film)", back to Stallone's personal page, given that it is his film. It can grow there, through reliable sources, until there is enough to separate it out. I wouldn't just delete it, because people are just going to recreate it again. I'm already seeing is a lot with the new Nightmare and Halloween movies.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 23:37, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. That sounds reasonable. Perhaps, though, it should redirect to the disambig page The Expendables for the time being, in case readers are looking for The Expendables (1989 film) or The Expendables (2000 film)... ? Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 00:17, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Ming Freeman

Thanks so much for the save Paul. :) ♫ Cricket02 (talk) 13:59, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

My pleasure. :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 18:43, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Kathy Shaidle

Would you mind taking a look at this article? I just reverted it back. The last editor made some comments regarding the changing of the article which are of some concern to me. Thank you. AnnieHall (talk) 23:50, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure if you're around right now or if you're at all interested, but I would appreciate the input of an administrator on this article. Thanks in advance. AnnieHall (talk) 00:55, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I have not had Internet access the past several days. Thanks for your message, though, and I ought to have a chance to take a look at the article within the next day or two. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 17:25, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
No worries, and thank you for your recent edits and the addition of a third source describing the subject as being controversial. It seems, however, that three sources are not enough as the article has been reverted again. I plan on taking a look at it and investigating the cause for the reversion, but I have to admit that in spite of the years I've been contributing to the project (off and on) I'm still not entirely familiar with some of the rules regarding living people. AnnieHall (talk) 23:30, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, the rule of "be very very cautious about including any negative material about a living person". :) I'll take another look as well when I have some time, although I am not there in my role as an admin (meaning I would not do any protects or blocks in the event of edit warring) but as an editor because I have contributed to the article. You could always take it to WP:BLP/N if you would like more opinions about the BLP concerns. It's been there before, as you can see here. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:58, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. I would never ask you or any administrator to protect an article or block revisions. I just want clarification and you've been very kind in providing assistance in that matter. :) AnnieHall (talk) 01:10, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Hi Paul, Anne: I'm the guy you're talking about. As I explain on Anne's page, I didn't revert her characterization of K.S. as "controversial", I just rephrased it, for stylistic reasons.19:39, 4 April 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
Hi again: The Kathy Shaidle page is heating up again. Would either of you care to intervene? While I know neither of you precisely shares my views on the dispute, I value both your opinions. I think the current editor's approach (continual reversion with no attempt at sustained dialogue) to be unproductive.
You may want to read my comment on NJGW's User Talk page. Chris B. 18:21, 5 May 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)


I learned about your courageous efforts to reveal a sock here:

  The Barnstar of Diligence
The Barnstar of Diligence may be awarded in recognition of a combination of extraordinary scrutiny, precision and community service.

This barnstar is awarded to Paul Erik, for his incredible efforts in finding a destructive sock. You are an inspration to all of wikipedia. Thank you for your work. Ikip (talk) 18:09, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

  The Music Barnstar
For collecting all the small evidence that led to the block of one of the most destructive sockfarms ever touching music related articles. --Avant-garde a clue-hexaChord2 18:39, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
For identifying the sock puppet deletionist on the ARS.TomCat4680 (talk) 19:16, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the recognition, everyone. It's a shame, isn't it, that this sort of sock puppetry works (sometimes) at AfD, where it's supposed to be primarily about strength of argument, not number of votes. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 20:48, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

JamesBurns sockpuppetry

Great work uncovering this and doing something about it.

I did the following Admin notifications before noticing your focus on this:

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of gamelan ensembles in the United States <-> User:Tone

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/It's Nobody's Fault But Mine <-> User:MBisanz

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of R&B musicians <-> User:MBisanz

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Lazys <-> User:MBisanz

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Spider Rockets <-> User:Stifle (who has overturned it and given permission here for other admins to do the same for his closes where the outcome was affected).

Again, great work. If you want help clearing the list, let me know if there is anything I can do. Usrnme h8er (talk · contribs) 18:12, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Overturn the following AfDs please

Can you overturn the following AfDs please:

  1. 8 socks: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/"The Above Ground Sound" of Jake Holmes

Ikip (talk) 18:34, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Currently being discussed at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2009 April 20. Since it got opened there, we might as well let it close there, unless Paul Erik or another admin wants to SNOW close it. Usrnme h8er (talk · contribs) 18:44, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
    • Can we move: User:Paul Erik/AfDs affected to Wikipedia talk:Sockpuppet investigations/JamesBurns/Archive where all users can easily find this? Ikip (talk) 18:56, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
      • If I had been more mindful in planning, I would not have placed the list in my sandbox, but since it is now there, and many discussions now link to it, and Black Kite and Uncle G have put so much effort into it, I think that moving it elsewhere at this point would be too confusing. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 03:28, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
        • Feel free to move it. You can always fix the incoming discussion links. I'd appreciate it if you and Black Kite could deal with some of the remaining AFD discussions on your list. I've just discovered something that is going to take some time. However, please avoid, for now, any AFD discussions that include contributions from Megan1967 and Leanne. Uncle G (talk) 00:03, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Article rescue squadron

  Hello, Paul Erik. You have been invited to join the Article Rescue Squadron, a collaborative effort to rescue articles from deletion if they can be improved through regular editing. For more information, please visit the project page, where you can >> join << and help rescue articles tagged for deletion and rescue. Ikip (talk) 19:17, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

you maybe interested in this group. thanks for all your work! Ikip (talk) 19:17, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Making Time

Ugh, yes I missed the fact that that one was actually *nominated* by a sock. I'm tempted to just restore it. What do you think? Black Kite 17:24, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Yeah, done. Single by a notable band, covered by notable band? Surprised it got deleted in the first place. Black Kite 17:28, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
    • If I've relisted AfDs then I've notified the original nominators, but no-one else. Do you think it'd be worthwhile? I doubt if closing admins (who wouldn't have a stake in the article) would be particularly worried about re-opening; I certainly wasn't about the one that I closed. Black Kite 17:34, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
      • Sounds fair. I'll sort that out on the ones I've re-nommed later tonight. Black Kite 17:49, 21 April 2009 (UTC)


 YJuliancolton | Talk 02:27, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Good Humor

  The Barnstar of Good Humor
I wish to award you this barnstar for bringing balance to the universe. Wikipedia:Article Deletion Squadron shows insight and perspective. Thank you for sharing. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:06, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
What's this about now? Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 11:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Did not mean to confuse. Simply put, I'm glad that you're on wiki to continue the nobel and never-ending task of improving the project. Thought you could use a smile. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:05, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
  Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 13:15, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Sock hunt?

Interested in another sock puppet hunt?:

These editors were involved in AfDs on country relations: Wikipedia_talk:Article_Rescue_Squadron#Abusive_AfDs

Let me know. Ikip (talk) 01:49, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Ha! Thanks, but I still have more cleanup work to do from the other debacle. :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 01:53, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Santa Justa Klan

Thanks for the note - yes, I did see your contribution to the AfD. I've no vendetta against the article, so if there are reliable and proper sources to confirm notability, then the article should stay. I'm sure the closing admin will make the correct decision based on all the evidence. -- MightyWarrior (talk) 14:37, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks—it was just that the AfD was drawing scant discussion from others. :) Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:10, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Andrea Crisanti

Fair enough -- the original poster included the information without sources in what appeared to be more of a resume than anything else, which is what prompted me to post the CSD. The article still needs some work, but there at least are some sources cited. --mhking (talk) 03:34, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Deli intern

Yes, I am an intern linking our interviews with these bands to your super awesome website. Cool? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vocalandysmith (talkcontribs) 21:57, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

What should I do then.........?


We do not want to be a "spam blacklist" sight. We are a music magazine that is trying to place our articles upon the artists page so their fans/anyone may read more. Should I stop and have my boss, Paolo Di Gregorio, contact you? We love wikipedia an do not want to jeopardize our place here. I would have stopped(I have now), but thought you were an automated response until you answered me. Direct me on what we should do.........Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. I meant no harm.

Andy —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vocalandysmith (talkcontribs) 22:25, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Talk page

May I add them to the talk page as proposed by the rule area or stop completely? Thanks for not adding us to spam blacklist land. I promise to consult with you before further editing of any sort here on wikipedia.

A —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vocalandysmith (talkcontribs) 22:48, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Will do..........

Will do. I will come straight to you with any questions, situations or issues. It is nice to have a person to bounce things on and thanks for your understanding as well.

A —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vocalandysmith (talkcontribs) 23:00, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

The guidelines....

I will read these and try to follow the guidelines to the letter. If I do anything wrong, just write me and I will correct the problem. Hope you like the tunes....we are of the alt-rock fare. We try to keep the music to an early formula from the 70's in the vein of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Black Sabbath. We have free downloads on our band site you are welcome to have. And if you do not care for the music(it happens) we understand; variety is the spice of life. Be well and thanks for being cool.

A —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vocalandysmith (talkcontribs) 23:09, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Danny Gokey

No, I'm pretty sure they met at the auditions, I'll do some digging!

Thanks, Talk to you soon, I Seek To Help & Repair! (talk) 22:23, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

So far I found a little something at this link. It says he auditioned with his friend so I guess it means they were friends previously, I'll keep digging

Keep you posted, I Seek To Help & Repair! (talk) 22:33, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Found something else, isn't much but it was at this link, and it just said he reunited with friend Jamar Rogers, Let's just keep his page the way it is now,

Bye!, I Seek To Help & Repair! (talk) 22:37, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Oh, Okay, that really just lays the cards on the table doesn't it! Well, I learned something new today!

Thanks, I Seek To Help & Repair! (talk) 22:41, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject User Rehab

Would you be interested in joining this project? We need more editors who share a burden for rescuing promising editors who have gotten into serious trouble because of behavioral issues. IF (a fundamental condition!) they are interested in reforming and adapting to our standards of conduct, and are also willing to abide by our policies and guidelines, rather than constantly subverting them, we can offer to help them return to Wikipedia as constructive editors. Right now many if not most users who have been banned are still active here, but they are here as socks or anonymous IPs who may or may not be constructive. We should offer them a proper way to return. If you think this is a good idea, please join us. I Seek To Help & Repair! (talk) 05:08, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation. The project has laudable goals. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:59, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Xiu Xiu

User:Paul_Erik. The edit on the Xiu Xiu page is not false, and a valid and honest critique of events which transpired. My apologies if you are personally offended, but censoring an opposing view based on fact because you are blinded by a personal taste for this band is childish. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Whalguth (talkcontribs) 02:41, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

I take back what I said about childish, I meant 'flat journalism' —Preceding unsigned comment added by Whalguth (talkcontribs) 02:43, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Replied at your talk page. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 02:52, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

No Boundaries

Yep, I've now sourced their comments straight to their Twitter accounts. You can change "Criticism" to "Reception" if you find any positive reviews of the songs.--Yolgnu (talk) 05:39, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

All right, I'll see what else I can find. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 11:35, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


Could you please unblock him, he wants to edit good faith articles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:38, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

No. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 11:35, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: Leatherbag (band)

 Y restored. Cheers, –Juliancolton | Talk 01:14, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Userfied at your request, but I'm dubious

See User:Paul Erik/Bike For Three!. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:37, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 22:11, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Bike For Three!

Hi Paul, thanks for the help on the two Bike for Three! articles. It's always a pleasure to run into you around Wikipedia. Cheers, -M.Nelson (talk) 04:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Very happy to help. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 16:39, 30 May 2009 (UTC)


Good rescue. Do the sources build on the history of the genre any more than that? Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Many ottersOne batOne hammer) 19:35, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! It looks as if the best bet so far is the Eddy book: [2] Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 20:33, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Icon Group International is a rather horrible computer-generated "publisher" that aggregates random stuff from all over. In [3], the "WP" indicates that they got that entry from Wikipedia. Now you know... --NE2 14:10, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I'm rather embarrassed that it hadn't occurred to me that "WP" indicated they had used Wikipedia as a source. Thanks for letting me know. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 16:58, 31 May 2009 (UTC)


No I didn't, actually. I think it's a little silly that you can't re-tag what was already declined. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Many ottersOne batOne hammer) 17:25, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Introduction and request

Hullo! I've been editing articles for some time, and worked on a few to B or GA status. However, lately, I've been frustrated at the lack of photos and sound bites. (My area of interest is the biographies of musicians). I mean, an encyclopedia lacking visual examples!! Anyway, since January, 2009 I have sought out and uploaded several hundred images that were really needed here. However, some articles seem to benefit from a proliferation of sound bites (as with Eric Mongrain), while many other projects seem to me that they'd very much benefit from sound. Here I'm thinking of a few artists: Cat Stevens, a GA-article; Derek Trucks, Jeff Beck, John Cipollina, and others. The first two really seem to be ideal candidates, but I don't know how to make sound clips. Can you either refer me to someone who might be willing to make a couple of clips for the Cat Stevens and The Derek Trucks Band, or someone who can teach me how to do it? Thanks for your time!--leahtwosaints (talk) 03:45, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi Leahtwosaints; those are some good ideas. I have no experience with sound clips, but maybe Esprit15d would be someone to ask. She put together the Category:Song articles missing an audio sample. Best, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 12:03, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up Paul. I'd be happy to help leahtwosaints.--Esprit15d • talkcontribs 12:59, 5 June 2009 (UTC)


This discussion becomes somewhat interesting when reading [4]. Seems I couldn't tell either side of the abusive sockers at AFD.   MBisanz talk 04:11, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Aaaahh, too much irony.   Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 16:08, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Kate Murphy

Thanks for the heads-up -- no problem, I didn't dig too far into the veracity of the article, just wikignoming. – ukexpat (talk) 18:24, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Rising Eagle

Where Rising Eagle page was gone? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:55, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

I just deleted the redirect, not the article. But it appears, from the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rising Eagle: Futuristic Infantry Warfare, that it was deleted because it was found to be a copyright violation. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 14:15, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
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