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Help with vandalized pageEdit

Hi. I never contacted an administrator so I hope I′m doing it well. I would like to ask your help on the ″Loriga″ article - a small portuguese town. For several years, this page as been vandalized, in all its languages, just because of the flag. Now that that the flag has been approved, he keeps on manipulating the article in the EN-WP. I corrected the article and cleaned that dreadful link that lead to a non-sense page. I′m still working on getting all the right links and references for the article. I would like you to keep an eye on this article because I′m sure it will be vandalized again by the same person. Thanks for any information you might give me about this.

Kind regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Septryya (talkcontribs) 00:01, August 7, 2019 (UTC)

@Septryya: I've applied pending changes protection to the Loriga article. Let me know if there are any more issues. -- Scott Burley (talk) 00:33, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Suskityrannus againEdit

A couple days ago, you did a minor range block [1] rather than protect Suskityrannus. Doesn't seem to have taken, because they are back, curiously from the same range [2]. Can you give it another try please, and/or apply some semi? Cheers! --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 16:33, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@Elmidae: The rangeblock seems to have worked, they just went right back to it after the block expired. I've given them 2 weeks this time. -- Scott Burley (talk) 00:14, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Here we go again :/ - different ISP now. I think protection still makes sense, unless you are up for repeated whack-a-molery... --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 13:36, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Fans232Gamer Edit RequestEdit

Is it O.k. If I can put the promotional poster in Scoob! Fans232Gamer (talk) 01:10, 9 August 2019 (UTC)Fans232Gamer

@Fans232Gamer: It should be ok. Make a request on the talk page if you need help. -- Scott Burley (talk) 02:50, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Olamide ZaccheausEdit

Bro whay would you delete Olamide's page his is an NFL player he made the 53 man roster. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Falcaholic (talkcontribs) 10:26, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – October 2019Edit

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  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

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Air Canada Flight 018 Stowaway IncidentEdit

Sorry, but I really disagree with your close here. Even though the article was WP:HEY, this still clearly fails WP:NOTNEWS, which was pointed out by a couple delete !voters after its improvement. I haven't been following it, but I would have reiterated the fact it should be deleted. Just because an event gets covered doesn't mean it's suitable for inclusion, and WP:NOT controls over WP:GNG. Would you consider changing your close to a no consensus, so it can be more easily renominated in the future? Thanks! SportingFlyer T·C 00:45, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kraków gingerbreadEdit

I'd recommend undeleting and redirecting to gingerbread. Rare but plausible search term. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:17, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Done. -- Scott Burley (talk) 04:03, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Articles for deletion/David StoppsEdit

Please can you explain your rationale for deleting this article? On the talk page there was plenty of good reason to keep this page especially as other editors appeared to home in on, and misunderstand, certain points which were more than clarified. Thank you. Pineapplemike (talk) 07:33, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

@Pineapplemike: The consensus of the deletion discussion was that he does not meet our notability standards, namely significant coverage by multiple independent reliable sources. These standards are applied especially strictly to articles about living people. I see from the talk page discussion that he has had a successful and prolific career, but unfortunately that is not enough by itself for inclusion in Wikipedia. -- Scott Burley (talk) 15:46, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Scott. I'm keen for the article to be published so whilst I realise and accept the bar is set high, can you give me some specifics I can do to improve the article as while it might be subjective, and it's not a competition I know, there are other articles on music industry people who may ne considered less notable. That's not the issue though. The article, before deletion, was well sourced and referenced, so what extra would you need to meet the criteria? Many thanks Pineapplemike (talk) 19:47, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Remove unreliable sourcesEdit

Hi. I removed a unreliable source Also, Sam Shamoun is a Christian missionary apologist with no academic background whatsoever and has no scholarship on Islam, Also he is biased as well since he is a Christian missionary apologist, so therefore one cannot use him as a source or his non-notable website which is full of nonsense. (talk) 22:04, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I have to agree with the anon user here. I was about to revert that edit myself but then I did some investigation. I tried to find evidence that Sam Shamoun is notable in any way and failed. I tried to find if his website is notable in any way, and failed. Therefore the opinions he publishes are not really worth citing on Wikipedia. ~Anachronist (talk) 22:29, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Ah, looks like I was too hasty on that revert. Sorry about that. I see you've already fixed it. -- Scott Burley (talk) 22:37, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
I've reverted other of the anon's edits, but that edit was OK. ~Anachronist (talk) 22:39, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi. There is another guy named David Wood as well, he is a Christian missionary apologist. I dont think they should be used as a source. There are some that use as well, which is a unreliable source. Also some use by the anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Robert Spencer. Is it okay if I remove these unreliable sources? (talk) 22:48, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I have removed the unreliable sources. (talk) 23:02, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion review for Air Canada Flight 018 Stowaway IncidentEdit

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