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I am writing to ask for a review and reversal of the deletion of the wikipedia entry about me and my project, Noble Ape. The entries deleted were created by a series of listeners to my podcasts from 2007 through to about 2013. To be clear, I am only interested in the reversal for Noble Ape and Tom Barbalet on Wikipedia. The other two articles are less important to me.

While I appreciate the articles that were deleted were not ideal, the articles Tom Barbalet and Noble Ape did represent my work in a form which was comparable to others who have contributed a similar extent to the field of artificial life and still actively represented on Wikipedia - OpenWorm, Critterding, Avida, Boids, Polyworld.

They also show through Wikipedia and external academic references ( that my work is not a walled garden. It has contributed to a number of different areas and been used by Apple and Intel for their development.

As the article on Artificial life organizations also shows I have also fostered a community of developers and dialogue in the field of artificial life.

Probably unknown to you through this process is that a number of the external references to Noble Ape are currently being suppressed through payment to Google and other search sources by a comedian who aggressively promoted a comedy tour and album under the same name from 2016 to the present. This has lowered any chance of finding external references to Noble Ape.

I continue to work on Noble Ape to this day totaling more than ten hours per week on average. This is a voluntary effort to further ideas in social evolution, philosophy and open source software. I appreciate that working on Wikipedia is also a voluntary effort. I thank you for your time and considering my request to appeal this deletion.

Barbalet (talk) 23:44, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

  • I replied at Jo-Jo Eumerus's talk page. Reyk YO! 09:00, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2019 May 16#Kelly MeighenEdit

I'm bordering on BLUDGEON territory at the moment, so I'm not going to post the following, but I do kinda think it's worth noting, so I'll leave it here if you or anyone else watching your page agrees and wants to make use of it. Hijiri 88 (やや) 14:40, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment I'm just noting that thus far every single "endorse" comment (excepting that of the deleting admin) is from a non-admin who was not involved in the AFD, and so can only judge both the AFD and the article itself by the content of the AFD arguments, while all2/3 of the "overturn" comments are from people who already !voted keep in the AFD. Hijiri 88 (やや) 14:40, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
    • That's an interesting observation. I hadn't noticed. Of course, DRV is supposed to just evaluate the consensus and not re-hash the AfD. Reyk YO! 14:46, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict) Huh Levivich (talk · contribs) beat me to the punch anyway, and in the process pointed out to me that actually the good colonel had not participated in the AFD. Weird I missed that, and sorry for bothering you with what turned out to be (partly) a mistake. Hijiri 88 (やや) 14:49, 16 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I redirected the article you prodded to the main "Palm OS" article. There are few RS about this application, but probably not broad enough coverage for a standalone article. Pavlor (talk) 05:30, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion contested: Martin ConcepcionEdit

Hello Reyk, and thanks for patrolling new pages! I am just letting you know that I contested the speedy deletion of Martin Concepcion, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The blocked user only created this page, and since then there have been enough edits to say that G5 does not apply. You may wish to review the Criteria for Speedy Deletion before tagging further pages. Thank you. Masum Reza📞 12:03, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Replied at the AfD. Needless to say, you are completely wrong. Reyk YO! 12:17, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
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