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Speedy deletion of an article.Edit

Good morning Stiffle. I created an article on here and it was nominated by creffet for speedy deletion, on grounds that it is not notable enough for deletion. The article is about the first and the largest medical students’ association in Nigeria, Africa and I think it is notable enough to have a page on Wikipedia, given the influence the association has in Nigeria. I would like to contest the deletion of the article and also request for the content of the deleted article. Thank you. Email address is zemason17@gmail.com Zema Ali (talk) 09:35, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your message. As explained in the notice at the top of my talk page, you can contest deletion decisions at Wikipedia:Deletion review, and request the content of deleted articles at Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion. Stifle (talk) 10:47, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

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Recover draft of Draft:Shred_NationsEdit

Hello, I believe that you were the deleting administrator for my AfC. I have requested a WP:REFUND so that I can archive the material for future improvement. Thanks. Hanjaf1 (talk) 17:26, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your message. As you will see, your request has been denied at this time. Stifle (talk) 10:36, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Uw-crystal-albumEdit

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Uw-3rr-altEdit

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Deletion review for Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/AllyCADEdit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/AllyCAD. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Djm-leighpark (talk) 13:53, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hay Street, SydneyEdit

Hi, why did you close this AfD as no consensus? SportingFlyer T·C 03:22, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Because there was no consensus to delete the article. Stifle (talk) 07:45, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
On the numbers, there were ten contributors to the debate. In this case, four participants were fully in favour of deletion and two were partly in favour, also accepting redirect outcomes, whilst three supported keeping and a fourth redirecting. Even accepting the "Delete or redirect"s as full delete !votes, it would still not reach the conventional two-thirds in favour of deletion.
On the quality of discussion, the consensus was clearly towards keep but improve. AussieLegend's complaint was that the article had no encyclopaedic value to the rader. SportingFlyer conceded that the street probably should have an article, just not this one. But we do not delete articles for being too bad or too short (save for CSD A1/A3 cases and maybe BLPs). We improve them.
I'm happy with my closure of the debate and (as indicated in my infobox and editnotice) I do not change deletion decisions based on talk page discussions. If you feel strongly that the no consensus closure should be overturned and the article deleted, you're welcome to file a deletion review. Another action you could take would be to take the normal editorial action of redirecting the article, perhaps to one of the targets AussieLegend mentioned. Stifle (talk) 07:59, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the response. I was exceptionally curious since you didn't write any reason why you picked no consensus, and because the article both didn't meet WP:GNG as it stood and nobody really offered anything close to WP:GNG (really weak keep votes.) I've gone ahead and redirected the article, which is where I assumed this would end up in the first place. SportingFlyer T·C 01:51, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Andrew BashamEdit

What's wrong with the GNGability of the WFP and Winnipeg Sun pieces? GNG was met, and not one delete challenged that. Sure, it fails WP:POLITICIAN - how is that relevant? Nfitz (talk) 22:33, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi there. As noted in my FAQ and edit notice, I consider all deletion debate closures and do not change my views in light of talk page requests. In any event, you were in a minority of one and there was no other reasonable closure of the discussion. Stifle (talk) 10:31, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
I believe I still need to discuss with you before filing a DRV. What explicitly is wrong with those GNG sources I mentioned in the discussion? The only comment after I pointed to them, didn't even address them, and bizarrely claimed this was a third party, suggesting that User:KidAd is not familiar with the subject. Nfitz (talk) 21:58, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
I refer you to my previous statement. Stifle (talk) 08:25, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Okay then ... I guess your moniker is apt! :) Nfitz (talk) 08:44, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

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Gaurav TanejaEdit

You closed the AFD on this person six days ago. I am not asking you to reconsider or review it, but to decide whether admin action is needed to enforce your decision. Both another copy of the article and a draft have been created. The article has been tagged for G4, and the tag is being removed by IPs. I have rejected the draft. I have templated the IPs with warnings. I have tagged the reposted copy of the article for salt. Some other admin may deal with this before you, but I thought you should know.

By the way, I think that the current mischief, mostly but not entirely by IPs, confirms your conclusion that the Keep editors were canvassed or were meatpuppets or were gaming the system. Robert McClenon (talk) 06:16, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll have a look. Stifle (talk) 08:49, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I see you acted on the G4 and then salted it. Thanks. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:41, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020Edit

Thanks! Great work. MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:57, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. Done for now I think. Not that you need permission, but do feel free to update or enhance as required; lists and tables are not my forte so if there is anything you can usefully do with them it would be welcomed :D Stifle (talk) 16:10, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shoaib AkramEdit

Hi, you recently closed this AfD as delete but the article remains. Regards. wjematherplease leave a message... 15:49, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

  • I've deleted that now; for future reference, you can use {{db-xfd}} when this happens. Stifle (talk) 15:51, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll make a note of that. wjematherplease leave a message... 15:59, 8 September 2020 (UTC)


Dear Stiffle. I created the article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexsander_Iakobachvili and it was nominated for deletion on the ground that the person is not notable enough for Wikipedia inclusion. I’ve collected some additional facts and information to be added to the profile to prove that I don’t agree with the deletion proposal, but yesterday you deleted the article. So I would like to add the information I possess to try to change your mind upon the article and bring it back to live on Wikipedia. Actually, my request falls under your stipulation topics: “the administrator omits to give weight to something to which he should have” taking into consideration that I was one day late – sorry for that. So, please give me the opportunity to add information to the article, and then we will see if it deserves a Wikipedia publication. Thank you Dr. Teimuraz Kancheli 13:07, 12 September 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Temur (talkcontribs)

I only just saw this. Please add new messages to the bottom of the page, not the top. Stifle (talk) 09:13, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Whilst I deleted Alexsander Iakobachvili, my decision was taken based on the consensus of the community at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Alexsander Iakobachvili. The time to raise these points was during the deletion discussion. Stifle (talk) 09:19, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

DRV on Wisconsin Appeals Judges, Paul C. Gartzke, et al.Edit

Hello, sorry I screwed up the procedure on the request to relist the six judges (this one). Since our previous conversation more judges have been deleted under identical rationale and I'd like to add them to the request if that's appropriate: AFD for Robert Sundby and AFD for Thomas Hruz. And I will attempt to get in front of any more of these before they end up at this stage. Thank you! --Asdasdasdff (talk) 17:15, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

  • The current situation is that there is no DRV pending. Those two judges have not, as far as I can tell, been listed at DRV before, so you need to start the process from scratch and discuss with the closing administrator why you believe they did not correctly interpret the debate or follow the deletion. If they don't agree to your request, then and only then would you open a completely fresh DRV. You can cite the others as reference but you will need to make your argument again. Stifle (talk) 08:08, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sandra Grant BennettEdit

I'm surprised at your close here. "Notability is not inherited" is an often used phrase, but that doesn't actually imply deletion of an article; what the relevant part of the guideline does say (immediately afterwards) is "However, person A may be included in the related article on B.". Additionally, the final "keep" !vote in the AfD was a well-thought out argument and suggested "merge" as a compromise, which I would agree with. Can we relist this instead? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:37, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi, as per my banner, FAQ, and editnotice, I consider all my deletion decisions carefully and do not change them based on talk page requests. I have already considered the since keep !vote and it cannot be considered a consensus. And WP:RELIST does not permit a relisting. You are welcome to list at Wikipedia:Deletion review if you feel strongly about the matter, or I am prepared to undelete the content under a redirect to facilitate a merge if you prefer. Stifle (talk) 08:35, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

A Special Barnstar for you!Edit

The Special Barnstar

For helping to delete the AFD template in the article titled Joe El, I hereby offer you this Special Barnstar for this singular act of kindness. Thanks! Kambai Akau (talk) 19:41, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Stifle (talk) 08:24, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

FFD close questionsEdit

Hi Stifle. I've got some questions about your close of Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2020 May 5#File:Air Senegal logo.png. The {{Oldffdfull}} template you added to File talk:Air Senegal logo.png states The result of the discussion was keep, but it doesn't mention anything about whether the file is OK as currently licensed. Your close to the actual FFD thread seems to imply that the file should be converted to {{non-free logo}}, but you didn't change the licensing of the file.

I'm asking about this because File:Air Senegal Logo.svg is basically the same file in svg format. The svg is licensed as non-free logo, but there's no need to have two "identical" files licensed as non-free logo per WP:NFCC#3a. The png is not currently being used in any articles; so, converting it to non-free would make it eligible for speedy deletion per WP:F5 if it remains unused; however, if the png is OK as licensed, then the svg would seemingly fail WP:FREER as non-free which means that it would need to be either deleted or converted to {{PD-ineligible-USonly}}. Could you clarify what you meant by "Consensus of the discussion is that Threshold of Originality is not met"? Did you mean that the png file should be kept as licensed? How does your close affect the svg file, which is the one being used in the main infobox of Air Senegal? -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:53, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

The consensus of the discussion is that the image was free. The image and any copies of the image in different formats can be retagged accordingly. Stifle (talk) 08:13, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying. -- Marchjuly (talk) 11:09, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

File:Sunday Bloody Sunday riff A.svgEdit

I am confused about the "no consensus" decision. If there is no consensus about the copyright of the riff, shouldn't the status be changed to either "non-free" or "ineligible in only the US"? Does it also mean that consensus hasn't agreed yet that it's in the public domain or something? George Ho (talk) 07:22, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

No consensus means what it says – ultimately it is not for me to replace the non-consensus with my own view. It is up to editors to form a local consensus or follow WP:BB. Stifle (talk) 11:33, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

AFD updateEdit

To Stifle: The page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Chu_(entrepreneur) was nominated for deletion. The article has since been edited to include citations and references for Jim Chu. Please advise if the discussion can now be closed or additional information needs to be provided. Thank you!

Please post all arguments or contributions regarding the article at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jim Chu (entrepreneur) if you wish for them to be taken into account. This message will not be taken into account unless posted there. Stifle (talk) 09:12, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Latest SIsEdit

Just to let you know that for the next few days family will have to take priority and I'm not likely to have huge amounts of time available for keeping things up to date. Last night's regs, SI 1057, look pretty horrible, but as they are local not national it may not be worth trying to capture all the gory detail. Will try to catch up as soon as I can! MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:39, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

I’m away on a short break but trying to fill bits in as and when. The movement of places between the north west, north east, and north is eye-bleeding. Stifle (talk) 21:27, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

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COVID-19 Alert Level SIsEdit

I'm working on a comparison table to cover these now. Will try to put something up in the morning. These will be even more difficult to track as Reg 9 of the 'Very High' Regs says that each designated tier 3 area will automatically cease being tier 3 after 28 days. MichaelMaggs (talk) 20:59, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. I have recently started a new job and have less Wikipedia time in the short run. But I will try and infill when I can. Stifle (talk) 08:26, 14 October 2020 (UTC)


Hello, I feel this draft has been ready at least for a few months, would you plz check Draft:Cardano (cryptocurrency platform). All the best. Spada II ♪♫ (talk) 14:23, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi, please follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Articles for creation to submit your article for checking. Stifle (talk) 14:25, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Burn it AllEdit

Why was Burn it All deleted if there were three redirect targets? Someone once said that if there are multiple equally viable targets, that one should flip a coin and choose one. Please {{ping}} me when you reply. --Jax 0677 (talk) 17:34, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

@Jax 0677: Because that was the consensus at the AFD. If you wish to redirect the title to one of the members' articles, nothing is stopping you from doing so. Stifle (talk) 17:28, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Deletion review for Burn It AllEdit

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Second set of tier regulationsEdit

No idea when these are expected to appear, but I'm going to try to make a start as soon as they are published. Seems that the tiers will be different from before, so planning a new article. Are you thinking of working on them straight away, too? If so, we should keep in touch to avoid edit conflicts MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:27, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

I will be working on them but not during normal office hours. If you do decide to go for a new tier article, you can still use the existing one as a skeleton. Stifle (talk) 16:04, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes I certainly will. MichaelMaggs (talk) 16:22, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
We'd also have to decide what to do with the old article title COVID-19 tier regulations in England (disambiguate it?) and the likes of Tier 3 lockdown (point to the same DAB of COVID-19 tier regulations in England becomes one, see also Talk:Tier 3 (nightclub)#Requested move 18 October 2020. Crouch, Swale (talk) 17:59, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I think we disambiguate the old title, move the old article to something like First COVID-19 tier regulations in England or COVID-19 tier regulations in England (October-November 2020) and so on. Stifle (talk) 09:20, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
I guess we have had The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 picked for us (SI 2020/1374). Stifle (talk) 16:10, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
Ugh, 30,000 words. I'm going to work on it tomorrow. Will probably take all day. MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:36, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
1375 (The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Local Authority Enforcement Powers and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020) is even more hideous. Stifle (talk) 20:31, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

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SI 2021/68Edit

Shouldn't it be Tanzania not Burundi? MichaelMaggs (talk) 11:59, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Yes my eyes are gone square. Thanks for fixing.
On Congo, there are both Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo (a bit like Korea) so DR prefix is necessary. Stifle (talk) 14:10, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah, yes. MichaelMaggs (talk) 15:03, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

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Hi againEdit

Now let me ask you something.

The promotions are One Championship and Superkombat Fighting Championship. Their champions are One Heavyweight Championship or ONE Heavyweight Championship now? And Superkombat Heavyweight Championship or SUPERKOMBAT Heavyweight Championship? They are abbreviated One and Superkombat (ONE and SUPERKOMBAT). And 2014 in SUPERKOMBAT being abbreviated or 2014 in Superkombat?—.karellian-24 (talk) 12:41, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi, per WP:MOSTM and WP:MOSCAPS, we should not write things in all capitals just for the sake of it.
I do not have the capacity to change all of them personally, but will adjust articles where I see change needed. Stifle (talk) 12:53, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight EditionEdit


Could you perhaps help with closing the delection discussion early for Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition? I think there is no reason to keep it going for any longer. --Sricsi (talk) 21:50, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi, I do not see a pressing reason to close it before it has completed its listing period. Someone might raise a DRV. Best to wait the full 7 days. Stifle (talk) 09:47, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ultimate Kricket ChallengeEdit

Thank you for re-closing this. I asked for a relist in the DRV so I could make a keep argument based on the sources that were in the article - just wondering if a well argued keep on GNG grounds would have gotten this into no consensus territory. SportingFlyer T·C 16:11, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

  • I did note the request; however, the consensus at the AFD was clearly in favour of deletion, and it had run for 2 weeks. Per WP:RELIST, relisting repeatedly is discouraged. Stifle (talk) 17:14, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

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Del RevEdit

When the two of us have consensus to restore or relist an article, I'm reassured to see of a confirmation from your general POV in that sort of thing. DGG ( talk ) 11:49, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Agreed – and this just makes sense. Stifle (talk) 11:51, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Wrong deletion of page Sandeep Singh RissamEdit

The page has been wrongly deleted. Even when the page had enough of references and moreover the hindi newspapers mentioning him were not considered. Why ? A notable person means a someone doing a work which is notable and not someone who keeps on going to media and news for hype. Also it was wrongly mentioned in the discussion that the references have his name as passing name whereas most of the reference news had him as main person. Moreover profile or 'so called notability' of sandeep Singh Rissam can also be checked by simply googling his name. Sunny50888 (talk) 13:32, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Although I personally implemented the deletion of Sandeep Singh Rissam, the decision to delete was made by the community at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sandeep Singh Rissam. A notification was provided to yourself giving one week's notice but neither you nor anyone else opposed the deletion during that time.
I do not have the power to overturn the community's decision to delete the article. If you feel I have not followed the deletion process correctly you may make a listing at Wikipedia:Deletion review. If you wish to do this, you would be strongly advised to provide in your listing all the evidence you wish to have considered, as people will not find it for you. Stifle (talk) 16:51, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
I was not well for few days so couldn't see the notice.It is a genuine wrong deletion of page. Pls suggest the ways to revert the decision. As it seems that the person being a Sikh community member is being discriminated upon.

Thanks Sunny50888 (talk) 08:37, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Please see the above instructions if you wish to take the matter further. Stifle (talk) 10:06, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Cricket articlesEdit

Why did you close Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mohammad Zahid (Faisalabad cricketer) and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/G. Bull as no consensus? There's not a WP:GNG-qualifying source anywhere near either of these articles. SportingFlyer T·C 15:03, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

I closed them as no consensus because there is no consensus. The AFDs made clear that WP:NCRIC was met, and there is no consensus that GNG has to be met as well as a subject-specific notability guideline. Stifle (talk) 15:07, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
WP:NSPORT requires GNG. In addition, the subjects of standalone articles should meet the General Notability Guideline. is the second sentence in the first non-lede section. SportingFlyer T·C 15:09, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
The same page also says The article should provide reliable sources showing that the subject meets the general notability guideline or the sport specific criteria set forth below. (emphasis not mine) and Subjects that do not meet the sport-specific criteria outlined in this guideline may still be notable if they meet the General Notability Guideline or another subject specific notability guideline..
It is clear that the current text of WP:NSPORT allows an article to survive either by meeting a subject-specific guideline or the GNG. If you are of the opinion this process should change, feel free to gather a consensus to that effect at a relevant noticeboard. In the meantime, I will apply the guidelines as written. Stifle (talk) 15:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
I don't think your interpretation is correct, and I will be bringing this up at DRV. Appreciate the response though. SportingFlyer T·C 15:22, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

  Administrator changes


  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

  Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)


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"Corrida (álbum de Dschinghis Khan)" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Corrida (álbum de Dschinghis Khan). The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 April 13#Corrida (álbum de Dschinghis Khan) until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Regards, SONIC678 22:47, 13 April 2021 (UTC)