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AMuse (software)Edit

Hi, I redirected article you proded to Amiga software article. There is one solid review of AMuse in the Amiga Future magazine, but not much more. Too few RS for an article, but enough for a mere redirect, I think. Pavlor (talk) 05:59, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

  • There's not much of a mention there, but I won't object to it. Thanks for double checking my work. -- Tavix (talk) 15:26, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Closing tooltip RfDEdit

I'm prepared to close the Tooltip RfD, but before doing so, I wondered if you had a good idea about how/where to advertise this undertaking. WP:AWB/TA seems more focused on quick and simple tasks, not something drawn out and involved as this. Is there a better place you know of? It'd be nice for it not to wallow. ~ Amory (utc) 15:37, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

@Amorymeltzer: I was under the impression that E to the Pi times i was going to take care of that part, but it seems they haven't been around in over a month now. WP:BOTREQ, perhaps? If there are no volunteers, I guess the result would be a default to keep until/unless someone cares enough to take care of it. -- Tavix (talk) 15:57, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
I didn't think BOTREQ would work, since it will require a human to determine whether it's an abbreviation or not, and if not, whether to remove, replace with footnote, or something else. As for e, there were some other circumstances/behavior. I think I'll mull it over a bit; I suppose AWB/TA wouldn't be a bad place to solicit help regardless, maybe find an intrepid few folks? I suppose I could pick up AWB myself and triple my edit count... ~ Amory (utc) 16:05, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
If you want something broader than WP:BOTREQ, maybe WP:VPT? That seems to be a catch-all place for Wikipedia's techincal issues. -- Tavix (talk) 16:44, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

A goat for you!Edit

Thank you for your efforts in fighting trolls and vandals! (Gosh, I'm never sure if I'm grammatically correct when I say that, but thank you. Really.)

Javert2113 (talk; please ping me in your reply on this page) 03:19, 4 June 2018 (UTC)


  The Cleanup Barnstar
I’ve only been doing this for like a decade, so of course I have no idea how to name an article. Thanks for fixing it. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:00, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
@Beeblebrox: It happens to the best of us! :) I'd be impressed if anyone has all the naming conventions memorized... Thanks for the barnstar. -- Tavix (talk) 20:21, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Camden HighlineEdit

I'm not going to have another runaround with someone so willfully ignorant of deletion policy. -- Tavix (talk) 23:27, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

If you had looked at the edit history you would have seen that this was not eligable for speedy deletion as a U2 request has been explicitly declined previously and I also objected to speedy deletion. The criteria for speedy deletion make it clear that criteria only apply when there is no disagreement they do. Bad speedy deletions are one of the most harmful things any admin can do so please up your game. Awkward42 (talk) [the alternate account of Thryduulf (talk)] 13:42, 17 June 2018 (UTC) Awkward42 (talk) [the alternate account of Thryduulf (talk)] 13:42, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

User pages of users that do not exist (check Special:Listusers), except user pages for IP users who have edited, redirects from misspellings of an established user's user page, and the previous name of a renamed user.. That checks out to me. User:Camden Highline doesn't have any declines in its history either. -- Tavix (talk) 14:04, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
The decline is now at but it still stands, as does my objection in the RfD. As I seem to repeatedly have to tell you it is not just about following the absolute letter of the policy (even though you didn't here) but about the spirit of it as well. Speedy deletion criteria are only valid if the page matches the letter and spirit of the criterion, i.e. only where speedy deletion would be uncontested if brought to an XfD. If someone objects to speedy deletion in good faith then it cannot by definition meet the criterion. Pages that do not meet a speedy deletion criterion must not be speedy deleted. Thryduulf (talk) 23:22, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Everything's bigger in TexasEdit

Hi. I understand that removing each redirect severs the connection between route articles and park/loop route lists, but it is not common practice to link directly to a list. Those minimal details of routes should at the very least be put into a listicle, something like the Farm to Market roads, if not their own separate articles. If you're not convinced, feel free to undo the rest of my edits and take a look at the List of state highway spurs in Texas article. For a sense of consistency, that article needs redirects too. Cards84664 (talk) 01:38, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

@Primefac: I'd like to hear how we can blue link in one spot, and red link in another, what would the titles be? Cards84664 (talk) 01:42, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • The proper way to fix a "looping redirect" is by removing the link from the article/list, not by deleting the redirect. -- Tavix (talk) 01:56, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
    • Is there any way to keep the red link on the list? Kinda like a template that would automatically overwrite the redirect if an article was created? I'm asking since the majority of the list links are still red.Cards84664 (talk) 02:17, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
      • My recommendation would be to remove all links except for those that are articles. As articles are created, links can then be readded (usually the author does this). I am not aware of a way to do this automatically though. Deletion to create a WP:REDLINK is a rationale used at WP:RFD, if you still want to pursue that route. -- Tavix (talk) 02:31, 19 June 2018 (UTC)


You just requested a blocked editor to participate in an article talk page discussion. Thought you should know... - theWOLFchild 01:15, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Just curious, but why do you keep asking a blocked editor to participate in article talk page discussions when they can't? - theWOLFchild 23:34, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
    • See WP:RFD#HOWTO step three. Both of your comments are the same diff. -- Tavix (talk) 23:39, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Ah, he deleted it and I thought it was second one for some reason. But just the same, my second post prompted a reply here. As pointed out below, it is self-requested block. I took that to mean that user wants to be left alone for awhile, until they decide to return. I could be wrong on that, but still didnt see tbe point on notifying blocked users about discussions that cant participate in. - theWOLFchild 04:18, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
    • (talk page stalker) I agree that the talk pages of indefinitely blocked or long retired editors shouldn't be spammed with notices, but here the situation is different: the user was blocked only a week ago (so it's still within a window of time in which it's not improbable that their block might get appealed, and maybe they're still around and interested in what happens to their creations); more importantly in this case, if you look at the block log you'll see that it's a self-requested block, so the user can at any time request an unblock. – Uanfala (talk) 23:48, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

BODYCOUNT relistEdit

Not that you need it, but for whatever it's worth I'm totally cool with your closure and appreciate you doing so. I'd also be fine if you wanted to make it cleaner and revert my relisting itself, but honestly that just feels like more work for little gain. ~ Amory (utc) 20:09, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

I had actually started closing them both at the same time this morning (by wrapping one {{rfd top}} before the first discussion and an {{rfd bottom}} after the second discussion), but something came up and couldn't get back to it until when I did. I sat there for a minute, considered pinging everyone for clarity's sake, and then decided it wouldn't be worth it and just went right back to closing it. I'm glad you're cool with it because it did feel a bit like I was stepping on toes. -- Tavix (talk) 20:16, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Actually, now that we're here, on a related note, you relisted SelectUSA a week ago. There's been no input since but the two participants are right, it's seeking an RM, not an RfD, so I'm leaning toward just opening the RM myself and closing it procedurally. What do you think about that? ~ Amory (utc) 20:44, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
That seems like the best route to me, good idea. -- Tavix (talk) 20:58, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Your closure of this is, imho, a very good invocation of WP:NOTBURO. Thryduulf (talk) 15:23, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Table Rock Lake duck boat accidentEdit

 On 20 July 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Table Rock Lake duck boat accident, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Pawnkingthree (talk) 20:19, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Bermuda islandsEdit

Hi, i participated at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Spectacle Island, Warwick, Bermuda which you started, and which was closed delete though I am not sure that was proper. I came to agree that a number of one-sentence articles, probably all created at the same time, could at least be merged/redirected to List of islands of Bermuda. I don't know how you came across the one that you questioned, but if you want to find and address more of them that would be fine by me. If you do, I hope you'll move the coordinates and any other info to the list-article row for each one. Thanks. --Doncram (talk) 22:05, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

They would need to be verified first; Spectacle Island was not so it was rightfully deleted. The same goes for any other similar articles. -- Tavix (talk) 22:32, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Winter Olympics 2030Edit

This was my page and not sure what was happening with it but I couldn't seem to find it Wifey93 (talk) 17:18, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

There is a draft started at Draft:2030 Winter Olympics. It's not ready for publishing yet though. -- Tavix (talk) 17:59, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

AHL expansionEdit

Just to clarify, you disagree that the Oklahoma City Barons were an expansion in 2010? They were not a relocation and they were not split from any other team as the franchise was dormant for five years with Oilers' prospects sent to various teams. So while they were not an expansion "franchise", they were an expansion team and the league did, in fact, expand. It seems important that it shows the league was matching the NHL, so maybe that should be clarified, but I am not going to get into an edit war over it as it is somewhat trivial in the grand scheme of all things. Yosemiter (talk) 21:25, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

@Yosemiter: OKC was a reactivation of a dormant franchise, which is a bit different from an expansion. I see your point, but I don't think it's worth having unless that is explained. Perhaps if there is a source that uses that language? -- Tavix (talk) 21:33, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
As I said, I'm fine with it not being mentioned. The last pure expansion franchise was 2001 with the Monarchs and Sound Tigers, but the last time the league expanded in size is 2010 (there have been multiple "re-activated" franchises like OKC and the San Antonio Rampage in that decade and the Texas Stars were technically an expansion franchise in 2009 that purchased the dormant Iowa Chops in 2010). It is a bit convoluted, so probably best not to mention as it is a bit trivial. Yosemiter (talk) 02:22, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

My first ArticleEdit

Thanks for comment. "summary does not match the discussion" sir actually I don't want to put it in the summary section. Actually it is the part of my main article but since I am new I have no idea how to shift that to main article. I have wrote this article in "article wizard" where format is predesigned I try it to shift I could not able to succeed. Please help me how I can able to move this present shown summary content(but actually it is my main article part) to main article.

2. Is it compulsory to write summary? Thanks PRABHAKAR.S (talk) 12:47, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

  • I have no idea what you are talking about. -- Tavix (talk) 13:21, 28 September 2018 (UTC)


Hello, do I have to wait for a redirect discussion to close before starting a new article draft for it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:13, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

No, you can write a draft at anytime! Most of the time, writing an article on the subject at hand resolves the issue. -- Tavix (talk) 13:53, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Issac page vs Isaac (disambiguation) pageEdit

There is no reason to have Isaac (name), Issac and the Isaac (disambiguation). Disambiguation is much more useful than plain Issac. I tried to combine Issac and disambiguation which are both lists of uses for the word. I did NOT touch the Isaac (name) which is great as is. How is it useful to have three pages of which two are just lists ?

one could even make the argument to combine all three. Thehornet (talk) 17:16, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Thehornet. Isaac and Issac are different names with different spellings, so they are treated with different pages. Also, when you leave a comment, be sure to sign your comment by leaving four tildes (~~~~). -- Tavix (talk) 17:45, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

well, don't I feel like a bonehead. Good point Thehornet (talk) 17:16, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Mercer StreetEdit

I've started a discussion to restore Mercer Street (Seattle) to its original page name, seeing as it's the primary topic. Please consider adding your input. SounderBruce 22:28, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the notification. I will participate in that discussion shortly. -- Tavix (talk) 22:39, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

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...Yep, rollback works. That annoyance of a link is back again. Thanks!   Steel1943 (talk) 22:38, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

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Panic At The Flop and The Mean SongEdit

Did you mean to tag these as attack pages? I'm struggling to see the issue. SmartSE (talk) 18:14, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Certainly. They disparage the subject and serve no other purpose. -- Tavix (talk) 18:15, 30 November 2018 (UTC)


Tagging a lot for WP:G6 as obvious namespace errors at the moment... Steel1943 (talk) 22:19, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Category:Candidates for uncontroversial speedy deletion if need be. Steel1943 (talk) 22:21, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I'll look though that category when I have the time. I'm more interested in seeing how these will be merged first. -- Tavix (talk) 22:39, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
My plan is to merge the ones that get speedy deleted into a level-4 header category, and change all their headers into level-5s. Steel1943 (talk) 22:43, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

  Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2019!
Hi Tavix! Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into Wikipedia. God bless! Onel5969 TT me 14:36, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Functionality has to come firstEdit

The function of a page should not be interrupted by a discussion. I shudder at how many links we have to the redirect, and you want to break them all for that philosophical conversation. Utilise the talk page as required, but do not break functionality. — billinghurst sDrewth 02:44, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

You can still use the redirect, just click on the link. The tag is required per WP:RFD#HOWTO. Users of the redirect need to know there is a discussion that could effect the redirect moving forward, which is much more important than a minor inconvenience of having to click through. -- Tavix (talk) 02:48, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Tavix!Edit

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Hey Tavix, I saw you deleted this. If the content is not itself in violation of WP policy, can you userfy it in my userspace so I can put it back into the Wiki? The article title is in some navboxes and I would prefer not to have to reinvent the wheel if the list is decent. Any help appreciated, and thanks. Montanabw(talk) 19:14, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

@Montanabw: It was simply a redirect to Pow wow#List of pow wows. Here is what the list looked like at the time of the redirect, which existed until you removed it in April 2017. -- Tavix (talk) 19:31, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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