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Breeze wiki page deletedEdit

I was notified that you was the one who deleted our company page about Greenbyte. Could you please clarify why you did this so we can fix whatever was wrong and put it back up? /Fredrik — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fredrik84larsson (talkcontribs) 07:56, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

It was deleted for notability concerns, please take a look at Wikipedia:Notability_(organizations_and_companies)#Commercial_organizations . In addition, the article had no links to references, especially to ones that Wikipedia considers to be Reliable sources which help indicate notability/providing independent verification of facts. Furthermore, if you are associated with / paid to edit the article, Wikipedia generally frowns upon writing about yourself, if you're paid to edit the article (as part of your work duties) it's considered taboo. Please take a look at Wikipedia:Autobiography for the correct procedure to use for when you have an article you have a potential conflict of interest in. I hope that helps - -Tawker (talk) 14:43, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Removal of ISPmanagerEdit

We have references to some companies that wrote about our product. You delete the page as "Advertisement", but we had those references to companies that really use our software and write about it on the web-sites and blogs. How we can prove that we are not advertising our product?

kind regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:230:0:0:E4AB:71BF:6746:1A8B (talk) 01:54, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Removal of template acknowledging source of imported materialEdit

Please see Template talk:EnPW. I see that a dozen or more pages had that acknowledgment removed "per Danny". A violation of license, on the face of it. Robin Patterson 18 Feb 2007

Master NanEdit

I assume you are the one who deleted the article on Master Nan. I can't understand why you did that as the sources were cited and corrections were made to avoid copyright infringement. Moreover, at the time the only tag on the article was for the article to be cleaned up. All I did was try to reiterate some facts on a famous buddhist scholar and all the work put into it has been deleted in a flash and without warning. I cannot claim to be tech savvy enough to know whether you are directly responsible, but if so, it makes unfamiliar and new contributors like myself have a strong sense of distaste that there is not even the chance for correction. What's the point of trying to establish an article if it keeps on getting deleted before it's done. If you could please give specific reasons why it was deleted as the article was rewritten to avoid copyright infringement. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Studydoc (talkcontribs) 14:18, Mar 14, 2007 (UTC).

Cadiz RecordEdit

Why deleted? regards densbtly

Deletion of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency PageEdit

Hi,

I noticed you apparently deleted the "Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency" (MIGA). How come? Is there a copyright infringement (I'm guessing that's what "copyvio" means)?

I should point out I work for MIGA.

Thanks, Michael Durr mdurr@worldbank.org —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mikedurr (talkcontribs) 14:08, August 22, 2007 (UTC).

SmileEdit

Jeff MacphersonEdit

A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Jeff Macpherson, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you agree with the deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please add {{db-author}} to the top of Jeff Macpherson.

Deletion reviewEdit

Happy Holidays!Edit

Proposed deletion of B. C. LeeEdit

The article B. C. Lee has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable person

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the Proposed Deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The Speedy Deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and Articles for Deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 18:14, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

ITNEdit

I don't mean to be curt, but can you please be careful when you add items to ITN. There was a grammar mistake, no bolded item, the incorrect date, and an obviously unnecessary acronym in the Winter Olympics item. -- tariqabjotu 03:30, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I removed, and you may see my explanation here. Also, please check at WP:ITN/C bedore placing items in the future. Happy editing, and if you have any other ITN questions, feel free to ask. SpencerT♦Nominate! 03:34, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Admin Coaching: ReconfirmationEdit

I was looking through the coaches at Wikipedia:Admin_coaching/Status and saw that there are a lot under "reconfirmation".

Could you let me know if you are still interesting in being involved with Admin Coaching, or if you would prefer to have your name removed from the "reconfirmation" list. If you want to be involved, could you please move your entry from "Reconfirmation" to "Active" and indicate how many students you would be willing to have (obviously, if you are actively coaching at the moment, then please indicate this!)

If I do not hear from you within a week, I will assume that you would like to have your name removed from the list of coaches.

Regards, -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 07:30, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Block Reason for USERNAMEEdit

When you put "user..." as USERNAME's block reason, what does "user..." actually mean? Keyboard mouse (talk) 02:36, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Deletion review for Gay Nigger Association of AmericaEdit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Gay Nigger Association of America. 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. riffic (talk) 14:29, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia WeeklyEdit

I case you were not yet aware, it seems the domain name expired User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#Wikipedia:WikipediaWeekly. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 23:35, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for alerting me to the use of my picture! It certainly is gratifying to have my work re-used. I was driving to my planned Wiki subject when my car was stopped by the flagger. I intuitively thought this might be interesting, if not useful, particularly because of the stoic stance of the flagger. Thanks again. Dwight Burdette (talk) 02:51, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

You're deleting faster than I can typeEdit

You deleted the Exsite Webware (software) as soon as we took it out of the sandbox. I've been answering the notability concerns but you're deleting faster than I can type. Can you restore Exsite Webware (software) so that the notability section can reappear? Also the logos and graphics were being verified while you were speedy deleting. I thought I'd have more than 1/2 hour to answer your questions, but it seems not so. Please restore the article so that all the pieces can come together. Thanks. Santamoly (talk) 03:23, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. I didn't know about the "keepon" tag. Haven't learned that yet :-) Santamoly (talk) 03:40, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Mark DonnellyEdit

 

The article Mark Donnelly has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Not notable as a singer or actor.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Larkspurs (talk) 21:13, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Mark Donnelly for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Mark Donnelly is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mark Donnelly until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Larkspurs (talk) 22:13, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

File:Scouts Canada.svgEdit

There was no justification for you to have speedy deleted this file. It was a perfect svg representation (not "older" as you claim) of the Scouts Canada emblem. Nothing was significantly different from the smaller, lower quality logo being foisted now. Please restore it, and consider the Scouting WPMOS, which is aiming toward svgification of all Scout national emblems. Again, a discussion was warranted before you did this unilateral move. The emblem _was_ in use. Please restore.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:22, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page w/ explanations and relevant policy -- Tawker (talk) 03:33, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of Handheld Culture pageEdit

Dear Tawker,

I understand you have deleted the Handheld Culture page for promotional/advertising reason. I will create another one with proper citation and edited content. Please kindly review. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ninisuet (talkcontribs) 16:03, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Sounds good, please be reminded to write in a Neutral Point of View and cite your sources. Usually the company's website isn't the best source for a lot of stuff -- Tawker (talk) 16:48, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of I3D.netEdit

Hi Tawker, I saw you deleted the above page, I assume because of the nomination for Speedy Deletion. As I do agree that the content of the page could be interpreted as advertising (although there were for sure some 'negative' remarks on it and it only contained information what they are doing: nothing in that they are 'the best' or whatever) I still do think that they are notable and a page on that company should be possible on Wiki. Although I did say on the Talk page of that article why I think they are notable (and if they are not then I can find many other ISP's that are having a page on Wiki that can be deleted). Is it possible to give me feedback on the things I brought up on the Talk page (in regards to why I think that this company is notable). Even if you didn't read it before deletion: as Wiki admin/mod you have access to deleted content; so you can read it. Your feedback will be much appreciated.

A long story about my link between I3d and me, myself and I: This is however not important for I3D being notable or not, its just given as background info:

As said: I'm not having any interest in that company and I'm also not involved in any gaming community: so even from that end I'm not interested in any advertising for this company. I was via my work involved at one moment in time: this company has chosed to use the (imho very low-end) PCT55xx series layer 2 switches and these switches had the 'feature' that after 49.7 days uptime (just do the maths and see when a 32 bit counter in miliseconds reaches the end and does a roll-over to 0 again) this switch lost his entire MAC address table and didn't relearn. This cause huge delays in traffic and because this was still not solved when the Battlefield 3 launch data was approaching customer got nervous. The vendor of these switches (=Marvel) and also Dell became a bit nervous (not for this customer, but in general: the only thing people knew so far was that the switch could loose its MAC address table but Dell nor vendor were able to reproduce the issue. As I was involved in several service requests from customers (and I3D was one of them) and also involved in the vendor escalation I had a great interest. During a weekend when I was once again analusing data I did see that an uptime of aprox 50 days could be an issue and then did the maths: how dows 49 - 50 days uptime look in binary form. Once I found out that there was a roll-over possible on a 32 bit milisecond timer the software guys in Tel Aviv were able to fix the issue in 1 day (and this case had been escalaated to them some 2 months earlier).

Looking forward to your reply, cheers, Tonkie (talk) 00:12, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Looking at the article again, it does appear that it also failed WP:V verifiability - pretty much every reference was to company resources and pages. If you could provide some more reliable sources I'd be more than happy to restore page -- Tawker (talk) 00:18, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. I admit that the references were nearly all the guys themselved. Often when I do initiate an article I do get started with a very select number of sources and once published I do try to find other -external/neutral- references to replace refs from the subject themselves. Hoewever: if the article is tagged for Speedy Deletion after 6 minutes after first placing I didn't want to invest any effort in it before it was either deleted or that the SD Request wasn't accepted. I'll have a look at it myself and if I do find enough external -reliable- resources I'll consider a re-writel. Thanks again for quick reply. Tonkie (talk) 01:00, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship AnniversaryEdit

Wishing Tawker a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 22:47, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

audioEdit

Can you record the pronunciation of the word "garage" in the audio please ? Fête (talk) 22:46, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

SaskatchewanEdit

I have heard "haskatchewan" in the file Media:En-ca-Saskatchewan.ogg. Fête (talk) 00:18, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

April - National Contribution MonthEdit

Good day Tawker,

During the month of April, Wikimedia Canada is preparing the National Contribution Month, and we are looking for experienced contributors to organize a contribution day (or half-day) in their region.

Contribution days are activities where Wikipedia's contributors, students, or anybody interested in contributing to Wikipedia meets together to collectively improve a predetermined theme. This meetings generally take place in library where references are easy of access, but can be organized in any communal room. Beside improving articles, a goal of this participatory workshops is to initiate neophyte in the cooperative contribution of Wikipedia.

If you are interested in organizing or participating in a contribution day in your region, communicate witht he national team on the project's talk page. The exact agenda of each local event is left to the discretion of the organizer. Help is available for the organization from contributors who already organized these type of days, so don't be worried. If you have any questions or want more information, don't hesitate to contact us.

Amqui (talk) 00:48, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Scouts Canada.png)Edit

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Nomination of PhoneFactor for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article PhoneFactor is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Scouts Canada Controversies Organization Structure ==Edit

You've repeatedly undone edits as to the constitution of the provincial/regional Councils yet you do not offer even a hint at how the Councils are appointed and leave it unexplained. You claim the BoG/CC does not appoint ANY members of the Councils ... and then to contradict yourself you say BUT. I suggest it is your BUT plus, not only the majority, BUT all Council members that are directly appointed or like the Council Commissioner are ex-officio members by their appointment to other office by the BoG/CC. Please add your explanation of how the members of the Councils are appointed.101.171.42.149 (talk) 01:55, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Stu Klitenic for deletionEdit

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:West Vancouver NASA World Wind Community Landsat 7.jpgEdit

 

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PGP-KeyEdit

Hello Tawker,
the PGP-key you provide on your user-page was revoked. Could you please add a new one? Also it would be great if you could send me your new key-ID by wiki-mail or leave it on my talk-page. Thanks :-). --DaB. (talk) 21:32, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

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Kernel adaptive filterEdit

Hi Tawker,

This is just to let you know that I created a new version of the Kernel adaptive filter article you just deep-sixed. It doesn't have any of the original prose in it and it is written in my own words, so should have none of the copyvio problems in the previous version. --Mark viking (talk) 04:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good, thanks for creating it! It sounds like it's very much a valid topic, we just can't have copyvio issues on the site :) -- Tawker (talk) 04:37, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Baci LingerieEdit

Hi, thanks for declining the CSD and taking Skweez Media to Afd for discussion. As an admin, can you please, check the Baci Lingerie page also which is tagged with multiple CSD criteria as I do not believe a company which has been the subject of significant coverage in reliable, independent secondary sources can be eligible for a speedy deletion. I have already contacted the admin[1] who previously deleted it and then re-created with more neutral tone by removing the promotional text pointed out by the admin[2]. Thanks.--Talpatra (talk) 18:05, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Help with notabilityEdit

Thank you for asking about the page which I think needs notability review. I really appreciate any and all help you can give. On your Google searches of the subject, please be sure to search his name and town of residence as given in the article using a plus sign in between the name and the town. He has very few online references, the name+place search will bring up the only other local reference I've found on the man. The North Coast Journal story as a reference only references that he was in the NYT, nothing new, and the other refs on the page are to RV blogs and product reviews. I don't see notability here, but I have tried to have it deleted and failed. Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:24, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of DJ RoxxiEdit

Hi Tawker. I'm not sure if you saw it, but there was a recent consensus at AfD to keep this article. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/DJ Roxxi. Thanks, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 04:02, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Didn't see it, so restored and tagged for cleanup, thanks for the heads up -- Tawker (talk) 17:56, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

ZVL Leiden DeletedEdit

Hello I understand that you removed the page off ZVL Leiden? May I ask what the reason was for this? ZVL is a sportsteam, competing in the dutch and European competitions, with several national players. They won 3 times in a row the national cup, 2 times the supercup and ended in the final four of the eurocup, to name a few. As I see other waterpolo clubs on wiki as wel (including dutch teams) I wondered what was the reason not to acceprt a page on ZVL. Also because they are also mentioned on other pages. Grasyerba (talk) 07:28, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

It was requested for speedy deletion due to notability concerns. On the article itself there were no links to reliable third party sources indicating the relevance and notability of the club. If you've got reliable sources / more documentation for the article I'm more than happy to restore so it can be improved :) -- Tawker (talk) 17:04, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi, ZVL Waterpolo has a website and FB page (both in dutch) and is mentioned on the LEN page (European federation)as competitors in the LEN and Euro league. Also there are several directions on wiki itself to ZVL, for instance with the international players Biurakh Hakhverdian and Iefke van Belkum as wel as on the page with LEN competitors (that is why I originally initiated the page, so there would be more background on that. How can I make clearer that this page is not commercial but only to provide extra information on european and dutch waterpolo? Grasyerba (talk) 07:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Peter List DeletionEdit

Tawker, Please explain deleting the short article, including at least six references, on conservative anti-union consultant Peter List. Please provide a copy of my submission that was deleted. Thank you```` YrreTTerry.

Peter List DeletionEdit

Tawker, Please explain deleting the short article, including at least six references, on conservative anti-union consultant Peter List. Please provide a copy of my submission that was deleted. Thank you```` YrreTTerry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by YrreTTerry (talkcontribs) 22:44, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

As far as I or the speedy delete requester could tell, the references did not establish notability of the subject and many were at best, one line mentions of the subject, not detailed biographical information. It's not the number of references, it's the content of the references that is key. If you wish, I can restore the article and put it to Articles for Deletion, although I suspect the end result will be the same -- Tawker (talk) 22:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wisconsin High School PowerliftingEdit

Hey, are you sure you meant speedy delete when you closed this? Seems a little out of procedure, especially with no CSD cited. ansh666 19:48, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Given the lack of discussion and the fact that the article could fit A7 or G11 on CSD it didn't make sense to close as no consensus or relist, likely with no activity again.) With that being said, I have no problems restoring and putting up for relist if you so desire -- Tawker (talk) 19:52, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, no, I was the nominator, so I don't have a problem with it; I'd just suggest writing out the actual CSD in the closing result next time so that others won't complain. (And, as far as I can tell, AfDs with no participation like that are closed as uncontested PROD-like deletes mostly.) Thanks, ansh666 19:56, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

RDEdit

Don't worry about the criticism, it is not personal. Another admin was put through the ringer over premature posts recently. Had there been at least four supports and no objections and no article issues no one would have objected. I think I am the only oppose, so assuming there's still no issue with the article itself no one will complain if it is posted after a decent interval. μηδείς (talk) 00:10, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Heh, it's Wikipedia's front page, the holy grail, people will put people thru the ringer over just about anything, I didn't take it personally. It's somewhat funny how rules based we've become over the "if it makes sense do it" that existed when I started here. Heck, you should have seen the opposition I got back in the day for starting the idea of having a bot handle vandalism reverts. ITN wise I've seen highly highly experienced admins get a ringer for posting major major news with a substantial length article because it "was too soon." - so it can happen to just about anyone. Now, I'm not foolish enough to undo my undo, could you imagine the s**tstorm that would stir up (even if ultimately the rationale is completely valid/sound.) Feel free to undo my undo if you think it's warranted.

It does raise an interesting point though, is it really more relevant after waiting 12 hours than after waiting 4 or 5? Just an interesting observation, as all actions are easily reversible, and if there turns out there's a late change in consensus, it's easy enough to revert -- Tawker (talk) 00:42, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Thomson GeerEdit

Can you please create the page Thomson Geer for me. See all verifiable references and language I need replicated from Thomson geer. For some reason you have blocked and deleted the content despite it being similar in tone and language to every other law firms page. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Australianeditor (talkcontribs) 06:49, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

  • -- The above user recreated the page using lowercase G Thomson geer I advised that whilst I will leave it for now I cannot guarantee another will add a speedy deletion notice.

--KaraokeMac (talk) 07:05, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

It has been moved/recreated. Please be advised it was deleted for notability concerns and may not survive the articles for deletion process. -- Tawker (talk) 00:34, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Deleted Article About LitaRodiEdit

Hey, I cited plenty of things in my article, if people would actually take the time to read every website I cited, people would get the bigger picture that I was telling the truth about the person I was writing about. I put lots of hours into writing that article, spent a whole night with no sleep. LitaRodi is a real Christian Rapper, and he is an evangelist in terms of doing positive rap in schools to tell people about his life story and what Jesus did for him. I would like your help, please, in restoring my page so the world can see who LitaRodi is, he isn't a nobody, he is noteworthy and notable enough as a person to have a Wikipedia written about him, if Trae Tha Truth can have a Wikipedia then LitaRodi should have one too! --Bmnolen (talk) 23:01, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

The article was deleted based on the discussion at AfD. I cannot speak to the notability of Trae Tha Truth as a comparable as it has not been nominated for deletion nor have I reviewed the page. With that being said, my closure reflects no judgement on the individual himself but rather addressees the question of Notability per Wikipedia's guidelines. With that being said, I have restored the article to your userspace at User:Bmnolen/Litarodi - please feel free to source additional material to indicate notability either as a musician or as an evangelist as per Wikipedia's policies. -- Tawker (talk) 00:40, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletionEdit

  1. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers

Hardly a consensus with only 4 editor involved in the discussion. I have seen 6 to 2 votes not considered consensus do to lack of participation. Rammin wanted to go on its merit of what was there. The keep argument was based on the inability of any one to tell if the Japanese source were significant.

  1. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2nd nomination)

User talk:Mystipedian closed this discussion when there was no consensus either and more so than Disk Wars. The original position of it being a section (subarticle) at Marvel Anime should be the result as it was the original position before the argument. Which should be the case or a relisting. I don't know why Mystipedian thinks when he has been registered on WP for only 3 days that qualified him to close AfDs. Spshu (talk) 23:17, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Given the low participation in AfD these days, 4 editors in a discussion isn't too bad actually. I could have closed it no consensus or keep, both in effect have the same end result. I do note that the close was intended to be without prejudice, if upon further review there is information to suggest notability has not been established. As for new users closing AfD's, I would suggest it may be a little odd (most new users would have no idea about AfD let alone how to close one) and there may be something in play, but I would recommend we WP:AGF on the matter. -- Tawker (talk) 00:33, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

My Jolly Sailor BoldEdit

Why did you delete my page of 'my Jolly Sailor Bold' ? I had just started it when I got a message that it was deleted! Can you PLEASE explain your reasonings? Also, please keep in mind that I'm a beginner and maybe it was a little bit too harsh to delete my page, without first telling me AND to give me advice! — Preceding unsigned comment added by IBCPirates (talkcontribs) 19:08, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Someone had tagged it for speedy deletion as the article consisted of one word, 'My' so I think they (and I) thought it was an accidental post. I restored the article to your userspace (basically your own set of pages) at User:IBCPirates/My Jolly Sailor Bold where you can work on it without risk of someone deleting it -- Tawker (talk) 19:18, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Sorry if I got a little, you know, mad. heehee....now I can see why you thought it was an accidental post! I would've, too. Thanks for putting it back up. --IBCPirates (talk) 19:37, 12 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates--IBCPirates (talk) 19:37, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Advice?Edit

Hello, Tawker. Since it looks like you're pretty nice person, could I have some advice on Wikipedia from you? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IBCPirates (talkcontribs) 20:40, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Sure - what can I do to help? -- Tawker (talk) 20:43, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry! Um.... just answer this question.....HOW DO YOU UPLOAD IMAGES??????? IBCPirates (talk) 23:51, 12 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPiratesIBCPirates (talk) 23:51, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Using Wikipedia:File_Upload_Wizard - just be careful with the images to ensure they are either free to use (as in license wise free) or a fair use rationale has been produced for the image. The wizard should walk you thru the steps. -- Tawker (talk) 23:54, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Okay....thank you. Hey, like, no offense or anything, but you kinda mispelled thru, as if would be 'through' in this case. --IBCPirates (talk) 00:00, 13 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates
I need more coffee :) -- Tawker (talk) 00:02, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
LOL, XD. Hey, I know this is off topic, but do you like Johnny Depp? --IBCPirates (talk) 00:05, 13 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates

IBCPiratesEdit

Whats up! You know how I was working on My Jolly Sailor Bold? Well, I need help. Is it allowed to write lyrics in a page? Because the lyrics go like this.......

Upon one summer's morning I carefully did stray Down by the walls of wapping Where I met a sailor gay

Conversing with a young lass Who seemed to be in pain, Saying, William, when you go, I fear you'll never return again

My heart is pierced by Cupid I disdain all glittering gold, there is nothing can console me But my jolly sailor bold

His hair it hangs in ringlets His eyes as black as coal My happiness attends him Wherever he may go

From Tower Hill to Blackwall I'll wander, weep and moan All for my jolly sailor Until he sails home

My heart is pierced by Cupid I disdain all glittering gold There is nothing can console me But my jolly sailor bold

My father is a merchant The truth I now will tell And In great London City In opulence doth dwell

His fortune doth exceed 300,000 gold And he frowns upon his daughter Who loves a sailor bold

A fig for his riches His merchandise and gold True love has grafted my heart Give me my sailor bold

My heart is pierced by Cupid I disdain all glittering gold There is nothing can console me But my jolly sailor bold

Should he return in pov'rty For o'er the ocean far To my tender bosom I'll press my jolly tar

My sailor is as smiling As the pleasant month of May and often we have wandered Through Ratcliffe Highway

Many a pretty blooming Young girl did we behold Recling on the bosom Of her jolly sailor bold

My heart is pierced by Cupid I disdain all glittering gold There is nothing can console me But my jolly sailor bold

My name it is Anabel A merchant's daughter fair And I have left my parents And 3,000 pounds a year

Come all you pretty fair maids Whoever you may be Who love a jolly sailor That plows the raging sea

While up aloft in storm From me his absence mourn And firmly pray arrive the day He's never more to roam

My heart is pierced by Cupid I disdain all glittering gold There is nothing can console me But my jolly sailor bold

My heart is pierced by Cupid I disdain all glittering gold There is nothing can console me But my jolly sailor bold — Preceding unsigned comment added by IBCPirates (talkcontribs) 23:49, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Possibly not, the main concern is copyright - putting the full lyrics of the song on an article would likely be considered infringement -- Tawker (talk) 00:01, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Good Point. But it's a really nice song. It's about a woman and a man who love each other but the woman's dad wont let them marry and they secretly love each other, and in the end, the man dies while out at sea. --IBCPirates (talk) 00:06, 13 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates

IBCPiratesEdit

IBCPirates stands for IcyBlackHandofdeathClub. It sounded piratey, so I added 'pirates' at the end, Just in case you were wondering. Nice speaking with you. <3 --IBCPirates (talk) 00:17, 13 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates

I want you to see if my page is good enough.Edit

Hi, Tawker. Remember how you almost deleted my page, 'My Jolly Sailor Bold'? Well, I've been working on it and since you're really good at deleting things, I wanted to see if you think it is worth being submitted. IBCPirates (talk) 19:25, 13 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates

It's a good start but I'd really look at reliable sources as well as your first article guide. Right now I'd suspect another user would tag it for deletion citing notability and the citation concerns. Take a look at that guide, it should help quite a bit -- Tawker (talk) 02:28, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

But how do I get good sources? They really aren't that many reliable sources unless you count Amazon, the official website and youtube. So how would I get reliable sources? IBCPirates (talk) 20:02, 14 April 2014 (UTC)IBCPirates

There lies a problem. It may cause other editors to suggest the song by itself is not notable - as external sources is one of the criteria people use to evaluate articles. Try hunting around a bit more, sometimes some searches help! -- Tawker (talk) 22:09, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks.Do you have any ideas where I could start my hunting? -talk (IBCPirates)TCIBC — Preceding undated comment added 21:54, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Josh Ford (soccer)Edit

I was hoping I could get you to change your mind regarding the speedy deletion of this article. WP:NFOOTY requires that a player not only be signed to but play (i.e. in an actual game) for a fully pro club. Additionally, Ford had already signed for the Sounders two years ago when the last afd took place, so his signing there was taken into consideration. Thanks in advance. Sir Sputnik (talk) 03:26, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

I did a quick search and it looked like he played a few games in the MLS Reserve league which as I understand it, is a fully professional league being integrated with USL Pro which NFOOTY recognizes as a fully pro league. I'm just a little loathe to speedy an article where it appears a case could be made for inclusion within guidelines. It does look like some of those games occurred since the last AfD... -- Tawker (talk) 03:36, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of IMP GroupEdit

This account of mine is mainly retired and I rarely log in anymore. I saw your note on my talk page about the pending speedy deletion of IMP Group much too late to object. Why was it deleted? It is one of the more longstanding, prominent companies headquartered in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

I have only a vague recollection of the contents of the page, but I believe I wrote only a simple description of their business activities, as well as mention of the 2004 nationally publicized incident when their hotel property in Moscow was illegally seized. I don't think the article had a promotional tone – at least, it didn't the last time I saw it. I am not affiliated with the company in any way and had no reason to advertise it.

Genuinely confused. I don't believe the article met either criteria for speedy deletion that you specified. Sprocket (talk) 12:58, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

It was tagged by someone else for notability concerns, if you take a look at WP:CORP it has some more info on notability for corporate entities. I was just the one who "pushed the button" - if you'd like I can restore to draft namespace or your userspace to expand/review the article to see if it can meet notability criteria -- Tawker (talk) 15:46, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

AfD: Gay Anthem (second nomination)Edit

Hi. Thanks for closing the above discussion, and for recording this on the article's talk page. For some reason the information box you have posted there links not to the recent discussion, but to an earlier deletion debate from 2006. Is there any way to correct this, please? RomanSpa (talk) 06:44, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Fixed - I forgot to update my talk page -- Tawker (talk) 16:51, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Cal SouthEdit

Discussion copied from here: Hi, you recently deleted my Cal South article because there weren't any primary sources. I don't know how to undelete an article. Could you please do it for me so I can add sources? If they don't fall under Wikipedia guidelines, then you can feel free to delete the article. Also, I will make sure to note the significance of the article. Thanks.--Bowser2500 (talk) 07:26, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Restord to User:Bowser2500/Cal South - please feel free to edit there and move to the article space once completed. Please pay special attention to the notability criteria as right now notability hasn't been indicated. Cheers! -- Tawker (talk) 16:50, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks!--Bowser2500 (talk) 18:07, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kelechi Iheanacho (footballer born 1996)Edit

Please can you justify your close of this AFD - admins should not be IARing in AFD closes, and should not be allowing CRYSTALBALLery either. Furthermore I don't see how 5 editors (6 if you include the nominator) stating that GNG is not met, and 2 who say it is met (but unable to properly verify their claims), is a "no consensus" result... GiantSnowman 09:39, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for asking, I'd be happy to. First of all, I wouldn't consider it a IAR close. AfD is not a vote, it's a consensus reaching discussion. A no consensus (resulting in a keep of the article) is radically different than a keep close. The individuals suggesting deletion for the most part agreed the subject failed NFOOTY by not playing in a fully professional league. Those advocating keep are suggesting there was considerable media coverage (with some links in foreign languages that I was able to keyword scan/machine translate on) Given the apparently valid viewpoints of both sides I reached a no consensus determination. As a no consensus decision it bears no prejudice for future AfD discussions and appeared to be the only logical choice. My comment regarding CRYSTALBALL is somewhat coincidental, to me, the AfD stood on a no consensus regardless of what may happen in the future. The only options would be to relist or close as a no consensus. I hope this helps -- Tawker (talk) 19:14, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. Would you be willing to re-open and re-list? GiantSnowman 08:49, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
I would be, however I'd recommend giving it a couple weeks. Back to back AfD's tend to result in lower discussion / discussion apathy. -- Tawker (talk) 16:57, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll ping you in a few weeks then. GiantSnowman 17:32, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello :) GiantSnowman 15:27, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Cheer C.P.S.Edit

Though you deleted the article, by basically ignoring my comments that it had enough sources to comply with GNG... I'm asking you to userfy this article so that I can later work on it, if there's anything that it needs to improve... Thanks. Küñall (talk) 05:43, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Userfied to User:Küñall/Cheer_C.P.S. - I definitely didn't ignore your comments when determining consensus. Remember, consensus is consensus, it's not necessarily votes nor is it any one argument trumping all. What I did is I looked at all of the discussion and the balance of comments and considered the arguments, the general consensus was that high school sports teams, regardless of location did not meet notability criteria. -- Tawker (talk) 05:51, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


"Live Life" ArticleEdit

Hello, I was about to create a page for The Kinks song, Live Life, when it said that a page with the same name was deleted by you. I was wondering whether it would be alright for me to create said article. Also, the article was seleted under qualification A7, which "applies only to articles about web content and to articles about people, organizations, and individual animals themselves, not to articles about their books, albums, software, or other creative works." If we are talking about the same "Live Life", it does not list under A7. — Thanks, Beatleswhobeachboys (talkcontribs) 20:07, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Looks like the one I deleted was for a different band/different song with the same title. -- Tawker (talk) 20:30, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

OK. Thanks for responding! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Beatleswhobeachboys (talkcontribs) 20:32, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for commentEdit

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Userfication request that does not seem automaticEdit

You are listed at Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to provide copies of deleted articles and since I don't want to inundate the people whose names start with the letter a, I have jumped to the Ts (given my username). I have made a request at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive262#Userfication of deleted and salted content. The article has been deleted through AFD twice and the first time was upheld at DRV. The first version was 49KB readable prose, while the second version was 33KB readable prose. Although many have argued the second was a recreation of the first, two separate admins reversed their own WP:G4 deletions upon further review. It seems that a third admin speedily declined another G4 although I am unable to see the history right now and did not notice this during the second AFD. I have a long history at successful recreations (12 articles now at WP:GA are formerly deleted articles that I have recreated, including "Cat Daddy" which was deleted 4 previous times). The second AFD seems to be an indictment against any future recreation of the article, which is befuddling to me. I would like to learn something from this seemingly odd result. I have requested a userfication that includes history and talk page so that I can investigate policy/guidelines. So far the best userfication offer was by Floquenbeam to restore it for a fixed 2 week expiry. I have stated that 2 months would be more appropriate than 2 weeks because no policy discussion can be guaranteed to conclude within 2 weeks and I have several that I would like to pursue. Floquenbeam, has stated his hesitance is based on assumptions of bad faith regarding my intentions and that I have made a phantom "refusal to agree not to bug people about tagging or edits they made to the article prior to deletion" which I never made (I was actually concerned about the 2 week expiry and forgot to assent to the request). I am unable to discuss things with Floquenbeam who has not edited in 3 days (since 20:43, 28 May 2014). As a frequent recreator of content, I would like a chance to become a better editor by examining the various policies related to this outcome with the content available for illustration and instruction.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 14:22, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Just so you know, Tony has forum-shopped this request at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2014_May_6 and then Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Userfication_of_deleted_and_salted_content where he received answers he disliked. He has since requested on 9 different admin talk pages, including: User_talk:TParis, User_talk:Thingg, User_talk:Titoxd, User_talk:Thespian, User talk:Tawker, User talk:The Placebo Effect, User talk:Thehelpfulone, User_talk:Toon05, & finally User_talk:ThaddeusB who restored the article on request to User:TonyTheTiger/Jabari Parker's high school career. I apologize for spamming this message, but since Tony has failed to let you know that he has forum-shopped to successfully get the outcome he wanted, I felt you all deserved to know that you do not need to respond to his request. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 16:43, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Mary Elise Hayden pageEdit

Hi, Tawker, I would appreciate your review of these notes in response to Wiki committee's concerns re: Mary Elise Hayden's page (created in 2007). Thank you, Page Originator

RE: NACTOR

Although American, Mary Elise Hayden played Kate's sister Pippa Middleton in WILLIAM AND KATE, which aired on Lifetime. Whether or not it is "an underwhelming TV movie," as a reviewer suggested, it remains that Hayden played a noteworthy figure. When the movie aired, Hayden's Wiki page received over 100,000 hits April-June 2011 as people were interested in finding out about the actress who played Pippa. (Please see traffic stats from that period. The page continued to receive hits from interested searchers until its removal.)

Hayden has had 2 film leads in two award-winning features. Moreover, her specific lead performance in WE ARE THE MODS was lauded in Hollywood's premier entertainment magazine VARIETY by film critic Peter Debruge as well as in FILMMAKER MAGAZINE, THE EDGE/Boston, THE PHILLY CITY PAPER, among others.

Hayden has had 2 recurring roles in prominent shows on ABC (10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU and RAVENSWOOD).

Hayden guest-starred on A&E's LONGMIRE last night, June 9, 2014.

Hayden has appeared in over 40 music videos, many of these leads for major musicians, has had lead and supporting roles in many shorts, both experimental and traditional, along with other TV shows/films and live performances.

Of the 6 million people listed on IMDB, Mary Elise Hayden is ranked among the top .0025 (1/4%).

RE: Documentation As I can no longer see the listing, it is difficult to determine which citations are problematic. Insufficient ones could be updated.

RE: PR In essence, biographical articles on any online site could be considered PR by their very nature as those searching learn about individuals and their achievements. This listing is no different re: potential PR than any other. If something is offensive, however, I would be happy to remove it.

RE: Page Creation Page originators of living actor pages not created by Wiki editors are often written by management or public relations sources (possibly even by the actor himself or herself when that was permitted) as they are most familiar with the actor's history. Wikipedia's call for content creation at its inception inspired the original page, not PR. It was not created until there was something noteworthy to include in the article. Since that time, as the talent continued to garner critical and public recognition, facts about the subject were added as indicated above. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fltola (talkcontribs) 21:07, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review for Saleem TechnologiesEdit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Saleem Technologies. 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.

@NawlinWiki, Nick-D, and Lankiveil: as you participated in the deletion discussion, you may be interested as well.

@Mdann52, Itsalleasy, and Ireneshih: as you participated in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Saleem (Company), which resulted in the current draft being moved out of the main encyclopedia, you may be interested as well.

@Rahfatsalman, MurtazaHus, OccultZone, and Safiel: as you have edited the current draft either before or after it was moved to its current location, you may be interested as well. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 00:26, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

  • At least for now, there is probably no need to create a page about it. You know that there are only 2,000 results. Facebook, twitter have dominated most of it. Notability has not been established. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 07:08, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Institute of Refrigeration pageEdit

I note that you deleted the Institute of Refrigeration page on 19 April - I found this out on 25 April when looking for some information and immediately contacted "Launchballer" who had flagged the article for deletion. Launchballer has confirmed to me that this is because he thought that the page was a repeat of the page for the International Institute of Refrigeration, which is not the case. He also suggested that the page was an advertisement, in contravention of the rules for content (G11) with the comment "what makes it notable?"

The Institute of Refrigeration is not the same as the International Institute (which is an intergovernmental body headquartered in Paris). It is a learned society and is the oldest refrigeration institute in the world, founded in 1899. It is internationally recognised as a thought-leader in refrigeration technology and has members all over the world. It is a registered charity operating on a not-for-profit basis. If this constitutes grounds for deletion then I suggest that other pagers (for example the Wikimedia Foundation or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers) should also be deleted.

Please reinstate the page - it does not contravene any of Wikipedia's guidelines. It is notable and it is not an advertisement.

Dr Fridge (talk) 22:42, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I most certainly did not say that! I asked if it was the same thing, because I wasn't sure. I had already AfDd it at that point because I couldn't see why it was notable. However, if only one person comments on a AfD, then it should really be closed as no consensus. Thus, could you restore it so I can get a wider hearing on it?--Launchballer 23:41, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

New version of deleted Peter Deunov pageEdit

Hi, I have put up a new version of Peter Deunov, which was deleted during April. As I said in my comment, there are not many reliable sources in English, but the initial motivation for the delete seems to me unjustified, because (a) Peter Deunov didn't create a "sect of Steinerism" and (b) he really was a notable Bulgarian figure, and so definitely deserves a Wikipedia page. However, I agree the previous version of the article was very poor, and this new version tries to be proportional to the references. I would be happy to discuss the article if you wish, but I don't think it warrants a delete anymore. Quartz (talk) 14:14, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

1-800-Charity Cars DeletedEdit

Hi, I just noticed the Wikipedia page for a Non-profit charity I work for, 1-800-Charity Cars, was deleted. Can you tell me why the page was deleted and what can be done to have it reinstated? I was not the person who created the page initially. I can provide links to other references. 71.42.57.9 (talk) 16:10, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi there. The page was deleted for notability concerns after an articles for deletion nomination process. If additional references and sources can be found to indicate notability you may want to put the article on articles for creation as you have stated, being your employer you have an inherit conflict of interest with editing the article. I hope that helps, sorry for the slow response, I've been away for a while -- Tawker (talk) 19:32, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

AquapodEdit

I believe I can provide links that will make an article on Aquapod (bottle) notable. Before going through the deletion review, it said to contact the administrator who deleted the article. SNS (talk) 04:11, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

mintcoinEdit

mintcoin is alive and controlled by the general public thru Trello and other public community tools. The coin has recently run a campaign with Keepod to help bring personal computing to low income children. Additionally it trades on over 8 exchanges and around the world. I ask that you allow this page to be opened back up so I can update it. I can provide references to the mentioned Trello, Keepod, and 8 exchanges if needed. Additionally I can provide better sources. I would like to see proper documentation on many cryptocurrencies on Wikipedia. Thanks. Tawker FLOat1NGP01NT0O1 (talk) 16:44, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

User:Tawker/protectlistEdit

I notice that you have User:Tawker/protectlist cascade protected, but it's currently completely non-functional, since it doesn't transclude anything. Can you remove cascade protection from that page, and if you did want those titles to be protected, then salt them as normal? Thanks, Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:02, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

BeaconGate listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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James Arena-DeRosaEdit

How can I revive this deleted article? Mr. Arena is now the CEO of Foodshare. (see http://www.courant.com/hartford-magazine/features/hc-hm-james-arena-derosa-foodshare-20151201-story.html). Stagophile (talk) 03:40, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Ledger Investing Web pageEdit

Hi Tawker!

Following your message, I would like to contest the speedy deletion of the page "Ledger Investing". (I could add more source and change the wording/verbiage in order to clarify the company description). However the page do not have such button. Please could you give me more information regarding how to proceed to recover the page? I am totally open to rewriting it differently. Thanks a bunch! Snoupy147 (talk) 18:05, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Muhammad Aurang Zeb Mughal vandalEdit

Hey there, I filed a report about an IP vandal whose edits look like they go back at least to 2014 mutilating cites and also adding them in. I only first caught them when they started updating ancient cites to DOI format. I honestly have no idea what to do with the information I found, can you help or direct me to someone who can? Ogress 03:19, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

FWIW, see also my comments at User talk:Oshwah#Muhammad Aurang Zeb. Sorry Tawker, I assumed that Oshwah had made the block. - DVdm (talk) 08:05, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Hey, guess who is back? 182.186.87.63 is all over pages. Ogress 04:50, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
Hi. I saw 182.186.87.63 doing this vandalism, but I was unsure how to report it, or what to do about it. Can someone point me to some advice or instructions as to what to do if I see vandalism happening in real time? Carlroddam (talk) 05:14, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
182.186.87.63 (talk+ · tag · contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RBLs · block user · block log · cross-wiki contribs · checkuser (log)) seems to be blocked now. Now it's clear who we're dealing with. I reverted just a few, and can't do more now. Will check this evening. Mean while, please continue reverting. - DVdm (talk) 06:04, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

  Administrator changes

  NinjaRobotPirateSchwede66K6kaEaldgythFerretCyberpower678Mz7PrimefacDodger67
  BriangottsJeremyABU Rob13

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, April 2017Edit

Bots Newsletter, April 2017

Greetings!

The BAG Newsletter is now the Bots Newsletter, per discussion. As such, we've subscribed all bot operators to the newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

Arbcom

Magioladitis ARBCOM case has closed. The remedies of the case include:

  • Community encouraged to review common fixes
  • Community encouraged to review policy on cosmetic edits
  • Developers encouraged to improve AWB interface
  • Bot approvals group encouraged to carefully review BRFA scope
  • Reminders/Restrictions specific to Magioladitis
BRFAs

We currently have 27 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

There are multiple ongoing discussions surrounding bot-related matters. In particular:

New things

Several new things are around:

Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

Thank you! edited by:Headbomb 11:35, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


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Bots Newsletter, July 2017Edit

Bots Newsletter, July 2017

Greetings!

Here is the 4th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

BAG

BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are now members of the BAG (see RfBAG/BU Rob13 and RfBAG/Cyberpower678 3). BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are both administrators; the former operates BU RoBOT which does a plethora of tasks, while the latter operates Cyberbot I (which replaces old bots), Cyberbot II (which does many different things), and InternetArchiveBot which combats link rot. Welcome to the BAG!

BRFAs

We currently have 12 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions
New things
Upcoming
Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 17:12, 19 July 2017 (UTC)


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Nomination of IFHT for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article IFHT is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/IFHT until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Derek Andrews (talk) 23:31, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter messageEdit

 Hello, Tawker. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, March 2018Edit

Bots Newsletter, March 2018

Greetings!

Here is the 5th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
BAG
BRFAs

We currently have 6 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

While there were no large-scale bot-related discussion in the past few months, you can check WP:BOTN and WT:BOTPOL (and their corresponding archives) for smaller issues that came up.

New things
Upcoming

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 03:12, 3 March 2018 (UTC)


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Deleted pageEdit

Hey, one of the pages I created named 'Syed Shah Abdul Haq Gilani' was recently deleted after nomination for speedy deletion. This person who nominated it for speedy deletion had no sort of know-how on the subject and accepted the fact too. It is a request if the page is restored or the content's emailed to me for improvement so I could make a new page regarding the same person.

Thanks! Zaydbinumar (talk) 06:34, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, August 2018Edit

Bots Newsletter, August 2018

Greetings!

Here is the 6th issue of the Bots Newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
  • Nothing particular important happened. Those who care already know, those who don't know wouldn't care. The curious can dig ARBCOM archives themselves.
BAG
  • There were no changes in BAG membership since the last Bots Newsletter. Headbomb went from semi-active to active.
  • In the last 3 months, only 3 BAG members have closed requests - help is needed with the backlog.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

Also

Discussions

These are some of the discussions that happened / are still happening since the last Bots Newsletter. Many are stale, but some are still active.

New things

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 15:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)


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ArbCom 2018 election voter messageEdit

 Hello, Tawker. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Bot Approvals Group inactivity noticeEdit

Hi Tawker,

Please see Wikipedia_talk:Bot_Approvals_Group#Bulk_inactivity_removals regarding our new activity requirements based on the recent RFC. This will impact your BAG membership, unless you meet the activity requirements in the next 7 days. SQLQuery me! 00:55, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Dylan Stephen JayneEdit

 

The article Dylan Stephen Jayne has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-Notable topic.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Mccapra (talk) 05:09, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, looks non-notable to me. Feel free to delete when the prod period is up. I'd almost say it's a borderline speedy, but lets follow process -- Tawker (talk) 05:11, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

New mailing list for Wikimedia CanadaEdit

Good day, this message is to inform you that Wikimedia Canada has created a new mailing list operated by Mailman. This mailing list is for all discussions related to the Wikimedia movement in Canada, in both English and French. Announcements from Wikimedia Canada will always be bilingual, but you are welcomed to discuss in any language of your choice. The old google group will be abandoned. To join this mailing list, please go to [3]. To send messages to the list, write to general(at)discussions.wikimedia.ca. Also, please forward this message to anybody who may be interested. Thank you and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. JP Béland (WMCA) (talk) 14:04, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:46, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Bots Newsletter, August 2019Edit

Bots Newsletter, August 2019

Greetings!

Here is the 7th issue of the Bots Newsletter, a lot happened since last year's newsletter! You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
  • Nothing of note happened. Just like we like it.
BAG

BAG members are expected to be active on Wikipedia to have their finger on the pulse of the community. After two years without any bot-related activity (such as posting on bot-related pages, posting on a bot's talk page, or operating a bot), BAG members will be retired from BAG following a one-week notice. Retired members can re-apply for BAG membership as normal if they wish to rejoin the BAG.

We thank former members for their service and wish Madman a happy retirement. We note that Madman and BU Rob13 were not inactive and could resume their BAG positions if they so wished, should their retirements happens to be temporary.

BOTDICT

Two new entries feature in the bots dictionary

BOTPOL
  • Activity requirements: BAG members now have an activity requirement. The requirements are very light, one only needs to be involved in a bot-related area at some point within the last two years. For purpose of meeting these requirements, discussing a bot-related matter anywhere on Wikipedia counts, as does operating a bot (RFC).
  • Copyvio flag: Bot accounts may be additionally marked by a bureaucrat upon BAG request as being in the "copyviobot" user group on Wikipedia. This flag allows using the API to add metadata to edits for use in the New pages feed (discussion). There is currently 1 bot using this functionality.
  • Mass creation: The restriction on mass-creation (semi-automated or automated) was extended from articles, to all content-pages. There are subtleties, but content here broadly means whatever a reader could land on when browsing the mainspace in normal circumstances (e.g. Mainspace, Books, most Categories, Portals, ...). There is also a warning that WP:MEATBOT still applies in other areas (e.g. Redirects, Wikipedia namespace, Help, maintenance categories, ...) not explicitely covered by WP:MASSCREATION.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

  • 20 active BOTREQs, please help if you can!
  • 14 open BRFAs and 1 BRFA in need of BAG attention (see live status).
  • In 2018, 96 bot task were approved. An AWB search shows approximately 29 were withdrawn/expired, and 6 were denied.
  • Since the start of 2019, 97 bot task were approved. Logs show 15 were withdrawn/expired, and 15 were denied.
  • 10 inactive bots have been deflagged (see discussion). 5 other bots have been deflagged per operator requests or similar (see discussion).
New things
Other discussions

These are some of the discussions that happened / are still happening since the last Bots Newsletter. Many are stale, but some are still active.

See also the latest discussions at the bot noticeboard.

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 17:24, 7 August 2019 (UTC)


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