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blogger cases are unrelated to the internet regulation[edit]

The section on "Influence of the Internet" is about the regulation of political content on the Internet with the MDA directive, which is quite vague, at least before the clarification was made in the Parliament. How the MDA regulation will be enforced is still an open question because there are quite a number of bloggers who apparently are already violating the regulation (by not registering their political website with MDA). On the other hand, the convictions of bloggers posting racist comments are unrelated because: (1) they were charged not under the MDA regulation but under the sedition act which has been around for a long time, (2) they were charged for posting racist remarks, not for political content, (3) sedition act covers all types of media, but the MDA regulation specifically deals with the Internet content. Therefore, the blogger cases are quite unrelated and have no effect on this election. Probably, a more related case (as a precedent) is one that led to the closing down of the (original) SINTERCOM website, but that was quite a while ago and I don't remember the details. --Vsion 05:37, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

The New Democrat[edit]

Is the concerned article of The New Democrat available online? --Vsion 06:23, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

I believe there is, you may like to check the website for the article. --Terence Ong 14:36, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Which website? I can't find it. I feel there is a need to verify what exactly was written in the article. For example, does the article explicitly state that the Lees are "dishonest"? It is not entirely clear to me. --Vsion 21:33, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
The party's official website. Well, I'm not sure what the content is as I didn't read any of the articles on the website. --Terence Ong 13:26, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
I can't find the alleged defamatory article. Anyway, if this goes to trial, the article will be scrutinised in detail. After reading online newspaper reports about the case, I don't think the SDP's article actually use the word "dishonest", but I'm not sure. I'm hoping to get some exact quotes from the article rather than using descriptions based solely on the demand letter. --Vsion 04:11, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Best to use source from International media sources, if possible. - Mailer Diablo 19:39, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Problem with internet section[edit]

There is a big problem with the influence of the internet section at the bottom of the article. it needs cleaning up Bwithh 23:12, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Fixed, it was due to a tagging error. --Vsion 04:01, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Page size[edit]

The page size is now 62KB long, I suggest we summarise some sections and move the pre-election events to a sub-page as well as the nominations, list of MPs and election results. See United Kingdom general election, 2005 to see how to summarise it. Any suggestions? Who can create a table for every constituency articles as I'm going to create articles for every constituency? P.S. I'm bad at creating tables. --Terence Ong 03:18, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Please do not move the election result, it is the most important item in the article. --Vsion 18:07, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
This article is already following some aspects of United Kingdom general election, 2005, if you have realised. But we shouldn't follow it to the letter because the situations are very different, instead try to copy the good points and improve and adapt. Outdated information can be removed, otherwise major summarization should be done after May 6, as the show is not over yet. This was the case for the UK election article, major overhaul was performed only after the election.--Vsion 18:47, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
For something not too popular, this is gigantic. Skinnyweed 21:04, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

singapore-elections.com[edit]

The website http://www.singapore-elections.com/ is down the whole day already! The error says that "site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit". Poor guy, anyone knows what happened? --Vsion 21:35, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

"First World" debate[edit]

I haven't keep track of the "First World" debate until recently; but tried to research and wrote something about it. Can someone please help and check if it is accuate and complete? --Vsion 20:59, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Rally crowd size?[edit]

Does anyone know what were the crowd size at the rallies? There is a photo posted at yawningbread site [1] taken at WP's rally at Ubi on 28 April. The crowd was pretty large. --Vsion 21:45, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't think we can tell the crowd size. Its very hard to count statistics of such things. Well, this idea is not very good. --Terence Ong 03:09, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
I'm not asking you to count :D. There are folks who do these things, the professionals such as the police who have to estimate the crowd size for safety and control; and perhaps the press. But not sure if they want to share the information. For the Aljunied's rally, one blogger estimated it at 2,000, another blogger put it at 10,000. If there are other estimates, please post it here for comparison. --Vsion 04:03, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • SDP @ Woodland Stadium, 29 April. From this picture, I estimate the crowd to be at least 4,000. --Vsion 23:50, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • WP @ Hougang, 30 April. Picture from yawningbread. I estimates at least 12,000 people inside the photo. Yawningbread gave a much higher estimate. Is there any news report on rally size? --Vsion 05:06, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
The Star estimated it at around 10,000 people, though the pic was on the front page, I don't think it's available online. --Andylkl [ talk! | c ] 09:42, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Wow! finally a source from a press; shall we use it in the article? A non-singapore press; I will take it nonetheless; especially since the estimate is close to mine. Cheers. --Vsion 09:58, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

James Gomez issue?[edit]

The James Gomez issue is quite a big issue in this election. A mention of it will be good. There are many sources to cite for this issue. --Terence Ong 14:33, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Are the video and audio from the Election Department shown to the public? --Vsion 04:57, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
haha... I just catch up with the news from the last two days. You are right, this is hugh. --Vsion 05:03, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm surprised there has yet to be any mention of this in the article. (NSLE in school) 153.20.95.69 08:39, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Regarding the challenge, Lee's quote is to dare Gomez to sue him or Wong Kan Seng. Lee was a lawyer and is careful with wordings. For some reasons, the CNA report [2] changes it to "WP" suing the "Government". Did CNA mislead or are there other references? For accuracy, I reworded the article to reflect the exact quote.--Vsion 21:53, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Ahmad Khalis[edit]

Re "Law Society of Singapore is formally investigating lawyer and Hong Kah GRC MP Ahmad Khalis Abdul Ghani,"

What is Ahmad Khalis being investigated for? Thks --Vsion 04:24, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

template for result[edit]

The table of result is moved to a template. There is a link at the top of the table to edit the table. This will facilitates entering the result later on. Standard practice for buzy page. Cheers. --Vsion 04:56, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

"Walkovers"?[edit]

I never heard of the term "walkover" used for elections (I live in Canada). Usually a one-person contest is "acclaimed" or "uncontested" here. Is this a term commonly used in the SG media?). Kelvinc 16:20, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes it is. It has the same meaning as "uncontested". Constituencies which are not challenged are dubbed as walkovers. --202.156.6.54 17:52, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

How convenient, I just created walkover. Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 21:48, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

todo, etc.[edit]

This might actually have a chance of being our next featured article (seeing the huge amount of refs) if we organise it enough (and correlate it back to the proper topics). First thing we need to trim this down, but where should we start subpages? Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 16:27, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Too recent. Doubt would make a FA this soon. -- Миборовский U|T|C|M|E|Chugoku Banzai! 04:02, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Well I've seen tropical cyclone articles become FA only a month or two after they have occurred. Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 06:06, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
A month or two is enough time. A few days isn't... probably. -- Миборовский U|T|C|M|E|Chugoku Banzai! 07:19, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Meh, it takes a month to prepare an FA anyway, usually. Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 07:28, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Then get started, lol... ;p -- Миборовский U|T|C|M|E|Chugoku Banzai! 22:07, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Use Alternative Parties instead of Opposition Parties[edit]

The life of an alternative party is not determined by the ruling party as they called them opposition parties. Alternative Parties are determined by the people to become the people's voices in the future. Fernvale 05:56, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

There is no reason to change terms, I think. The concept is well grounded in a parliamentary system, ie. the UK. Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 09:57, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

"Opposition party/ies" is a perfectly normal phrase in English, usually being defined as the parties that are not in government. In more complicated situations (e.g. Sweden, where there is a social democratic minority government supported officially by two other parties on many issues) parties that usually support the government depite not being part of it are not called "opposition parties". The situation in Singapore is simple: the PAP is the governing party and the other parties are in opposition. In British English at least, calling a party an "opposition" party is not negatively biased, just a statement of their relationship to the government. Tamino 10:01, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

NCMP section[edit]

I like the NCMP section which contains sentences in Singlish, e.g. "The Workers' Party got 44% of the vots for the Group Representation Constituency" and "Twelve of the fifteen members of the CEC voted for Sylvia Lim whether to be the NCMP or not." . However this is an English wiki, so someone might want to edit out the Singlish sentences to proper English so that it makes sense to non-Singlish speakers. --Novelty 04:38, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm the author of that section. Ok, that type of writing style adapts to me for a long time due to the culture and Singlish is absorbed into some of our proper English grammar. Bear my Singlish influenced English. Sorry about that. I will fix it now. --Terence Ong 05:19, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
You may like to check it now, I believe its now in proper English unless I'm unaware of it. Feel free to edit it, its a Wiki. --Terence Ong 05:23, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
The first 3 sentences still look a bit funny to me, but not in the grammar, just the arrangement of the sentences. I speak Singlish as well, so there isn't too much problem for me to understand it, but this wiki isn't just for people who speak Singlish, so we have to try to make sure that the sentences would make sense to a non-Singaporean. Also, I wonder if it might be beneficial to split up this article to a number of pages... --Novelty 17:24, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Can someone explain the results to me[edit]

Sorry, this page is way too complicated for me ... can someone please summarize how the results come about. Why does the ruling party get 82 out of 84 seats and how do all these walkovers happen? gbrandt 21:33, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

It will be done sooner or later. Regarding your question on why the PAP gets 82 out of 84 seats is that 37 seats (for this year's elections) are uncontested. Walkovers happen when there is no opposition party filling candidates for that constituency. In recent years, walkovers only happen in Group Representation Constituencies as there are only nine single seats left. The opposition always contest all the SMCs and a number of GRCs in recent elections. 82 out of 84 seats? Its just like any other elections. The ruling party returns unopposed in selected constituencies on Nomination Day with the remaining being contested. --Terence Ong 11:16, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

sub-pages[edit]

When moving large content to sub-pages, please give notice for a few days, to seek any comments or suggestion. IMO, those content are the "juice" of the election and should be mentioned here, at least in summary form. I reverted the move because (1) it was not discussed (2) the summaries were not provided in the main page, (3) the references in the sub-pages are defunct. --Vsion 04:29, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I have tidied the main article, and remove some outdated content. I'm not sure what to do with the newly created sub-pages, many reference-links in the sub-pages are defunct as a result of the split, and it will take time to amend those links. Also, the summaries are not prepared. These issues should be addressed when performing a split. Nonetheless, I prefer to have a single article, and to gradually remove insignficant content as time passes. --Vsion 05:41, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
IMO, its a bad idea to remove insignificant content from here. If we want to make this a featured article, then we need to create sub-pages and do a major summary. We shouldn't just remove information by summarising it. Keep the sub-pages and leave the information as it is, let it expand there, the main article will summarise the events into three to four paragraphs. By creating sub-pages, we can cover every corner of the election and giving detailed information on it. These sub-pages will have their references fixed, and a summary will be done shortly. I will be working on it shortly. Once we are done with that, we can copyedit, expand, correct errors and send it for peer review, followed by a FAC. This article has the potential of becoming a featured article, provided everyone can collaborate and make this article meet FA standards. --Terence Ong 15:45, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Please go ahead as you plan; but please keep those content in this main article until the summaries are ready, so that you can replace the content rather than remove them. --Vsion 06:48, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
I merged the sub-pages, and amend the links, which had taken quite a bit of time. I still don't see the benefit of having the sub-pages, especially since this main article is not summarized. Now there are large sections of duplicated content, and risk inconsistent updates. --Vsion 14:03, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

keep the rally list[edit]

Well, IMO, the information regarding the amount of rallies and their details is useful historically and we should keep it in the article, but perhaps move it to a subpage. Elle vécut heureuse à jamais (Be eudaimonic!) 16:20, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

  • okay, keep in subpage, for history. --Vsion 04:11, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Image concerns[edit]

I noticed that there's an effort underway to get this to GA status. Good job everyone, and I certainly hope this article makes it - but I've noticed that there are some fair use image problems. Many of the fair use images in the article do not contain rationales for their fair use status, as required by policy. This can be a bit of a stumbling block, especially if you want to try for FA later on. Aside from that, I've noticed a few problems with the writing style and tone, but nothing too serious. I think this article stands a good shot at GA once the copyright issues are fixed. Johnleemk | Talk 20:46, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes, there is a problem with some of the fair-use images. There's a recent change in fair use policy recently, so I think there are some problems with image shere. The images needs to go on IFD or I can email the owner(s) of the image, whether it can be used in Wikipedia. However, I doubt I will get approval from them. We may just have to stay away from such images for a while. I hope there are some CC images from Flickr so maybe we can use it on the article. Terence Ong 01:18, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
We should probably remove those concerned fairuse images. I think i added most of them when there was a lack of images. After that, Terence and others did a great job of getting pictures for the article. --Vsion 21:59, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
I removed two of the fairuse images. I need some help to update the Chee SJ's case in this article, I haven't been following the news. --Vsion 14:15, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
I will try to help though, still haven't start yet. Don't know much about SDP's stuff. Terence Ong 14:24, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

GA on hold[edit]

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  5. It is stable.
  6. It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b lack of images (does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  7. Overall:
    a Pass/Fail: [[File:|16px|alt=|link=]]

The article has many references (60+), but could use some more in certain sections that lack in-line citations, which could be leading to OR. Also, there is a tag in the article that does say that the section needs to be updated, and I suggest that that update should happen. Other than that, the article looks like a GA. Diez2 01:25, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Will work on it. In what way its not stable may I ask? If you wish to tell me which parts are not, I can fix the article within the one week period. I will try my best to source as many sections as possible, I will do it over the next few days due to lots of schoolwork. Terence Ong 11:37, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
A bunch of news articles that you can use it for references and expansion. [3] If you have other sources to use as references, feel free to use them. Terence Ong 11:58, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, the stability - was a mistake. Diez2 13:00, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
The two main issues seem to be sections that lack inline citations, and information that needs updating.
Specifically pointing out sections with outdated information, or lacking inline citations, would be appreciated. Note that some apparently unreferenced information may be covered in references used for other information in the article. --J.L.W.S. The Special One 13:43, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
The sections "Party Political Broadcast," "Debate on housing and lift upgrading," "Large turnout at opposition election rallies," "Victory parades," "SDP podcast," and the latter part of "Election issues" all need in-line citations. As for the updating tag, it seems to have been removed. Diez2 16:33, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

This article appears to have everything that a GA article requires. I don't know what the hold up is. I went ahead and passed it. Da54 22:45, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

There are rooms for improvement, let's be patient on this. Since Diez2 has kindly listed the specific issues, we should try to address them. Regarding the "update" tag, I put it in some time ago because of some news on Chee's trial; but it was my mistake, the court hearing was about a different case which was irrelevant to the election. There haven't been much progress on the "defamation" issue. Thus, I removed the tag after realizing my mistake. --Vsion 23:07, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Commentthere should be NO space btwn the punctuation and the ref. I fixed a few as a sample. Also, may refs do not wikilink the date, some do. Should wikilink all the dates. If you don't know how, lv msg on my talk page.Rlevse 13:43, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Would you like to help me? Its tons of work to do, I'm not free to do it now. Terence Ong 13:52, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
    • According to Wikipedia:Citing sources, there is no requirement to wikify dates in the reference. If fact, in the guideline page itself, the dates in refs are not wikified. This makes sense because the dates are not relevant to the context, and to prevent overlinking. Please clarify on whether this is an accepted requirement for GA or FAC; and if so, provide the reference to the guideline. Thnx. --Vsion 15:12, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I believe the listed issues have been addressed. There are now 83 references. The article also underwent another round of copyediting with rewording for NPOV. Please review and comment. Thanks. --Vsion 03:06, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Even Canadian federal election, 1993 a FA, does not wikify its dates. And with the citing sources guideline page, they do not wikify the dates. Therefore, its optional and it may not need to be wikilinked. Only we have lacking of one session, the election day section. Will do it later. Terence Ong 10:06, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
      • First, your ref dates aren't even in the same format, you should at least be consistent and that is a definite issue. Secondly, if you check the date linking policy--"if a date includes both a month and a day, then the date should almost always be linked" to cite just one part, it does in fact say dates should be linked and if you check the more recent FAs, all the dates are linked. When using cite format for refs, if you use the "accessdate" option and put the date in the format YYYY-MM-DD, it will automatically wikilink and display in the user's selected date pref format and it takes less typing than other formats. I'm bowing out now, you guys do what you want.Rlevse 13:58, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
        • You are right about the FA practice, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the clarification. --Vsion 16:28, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

It sppears that User:Terence Ong's latest display of emotive behaviorisms[4] has led to an article protection, effectively making it impossible to further improve on it before the 7-day deadline is up. I find this kind of behavior at such a critical juncture simply immature and uncalled for.--Huaiwei 15:22, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Huaiwei, please assume good faith. Comment on the content of the article and not the contributors. It might be considered uncivil and amount to disruption. This is not a warning, but a gentle reminder for you to consider improving the article, rather than making ad hominem attacks. Regards, — Nearly Headless Nick 15:44, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I write based on past experience with this individual both onsite and offsite. Of course, it is probably unfair to include whatever transpires offsite into this discussion, but I would just like to state I do have reasons for stating this onsite for the record. Ultimately, I find it highly immature for someone to conduct himself in wikipedia under influence from his personal differences with another wikipedian offsite, and grossly unfair to the community's collective efforts in improving this article.--Huaiwei 14:02, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
The current structure of the article (section 1) is not correct or incomplete. Can we have it unprotected so that we can fix it?--Vsion 16:26, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Huaiwei, it takes two to make an edit war - both you and Terence are to blame. An edit war, moreover one that occurs when the article's GA nomination is on hold, will certainly cause it to fail GA due to stability concerns. Instead of edit warring, focus on improving the article to ensure it meets the GA criteria. Furthermore, as you have been placed on probation for edit-warring, please be careful, and don't cause further trouble. As a friend and fellow SGpedian, I certainly don't want to see you banned from the site. --J.L.W.S. The Special One 11:12, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
While I do belive you have good intentions, may I just point to Wikipedia:Probation, where it states "striking out at users on probation is strongly discouraged." I am certainly very mindful of my probation status, and the last I would like is to be banned for no other reason than responding to a raging teenager's angst.--Huaiwei 14:02, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
Please assume good faith. It cannot be ascertained that: 1) Terence's edits are influenced by his offline experiences with any user; 2) Terence was intentionally trying to get the article protected; 3) Terence is displaying "a raging teenager's angst". Please don't read this comment wrongly. - SpLoT (*C*+u+g) 15:37, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

organisation[edit]

I propose we organise section 1 as follows:

1 Background
(Add some short content about the timing, LHL's first election as PM, etc.)
1.1 Political parties
1.2 Election deposit
1.3 Electorate
1.4 Electoral divisions
1.5 Election issues

Alternatively, we could move "election issues" into Section 2.3. --Vsion 16:51, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay. I think the sources from that CNA archives will be fine. Terence Ong 03:06, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
Source for what? And why is your signature at the bottom of the article? [5] I better not touch it, in case it might be interpreted as an edit war and draw the attention of some protection-happy admin again ;D. --Vsion 04:04, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
lol! I was still trying to figure out just how it could be possible for a section with four sub-sections and 652 words be considered "empty" [6] [7] [8], but since no answer was forthcoming [9] (as of now), I reasoned I should play it safe and not touch this article in any way. I kinda wondered it I have to extend this precaution to all articles which has this user in the edit history as well, least I get banned from this site? ;)--Huaiwei 11:18, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Dunno. Accident I guessed. I remember not typing my signature on the article, how did that happen weird. Must be an accident, sorry. Terence Ong 09:53, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Passing GA[edit]

I am passing this GA because all the sections that I marked above have been filled with appropriate citations. However, I must warn that this article will never reach FA status unless some stability is introduced to the article. I did notice that it was fully protected over the weekend. But the article looks good, and it looks like consensus has been reached, so congratulations to all the editors that worked on this article because it has reached GA status. Diez2 16:11, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for all your comments and advices, and greatly appreciate your time for reviewing this. Lots of editors have contributed by adding, updating, copyediting the content, Congrat to all of them. We have tried to be balanced and NPOV in the scope and wordings. I'm not sure what's the real impact of this article, but at least one blogger had commented that it is unbias. Great to see it passes GA! --Vsion 20:23, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks to all that have commented on the article and told us how to improve this article to become a GA. Congratulations to everyone who has edited this article in one way or another. If you want this to be an FA, then we need to really do a lot of work on this article. Its going to take a long time to become a FA at this state. We've tried our best to keep it as NPOV as possible, and we will continue to do so. What type of stability can it be introduced to the article? Terence Ong 02:32, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
By not edit warring over a trivial issue, for example (and I would appreciate if this is extended to other articles [10]).--Huaiwei 14:32, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

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Article delisted from GA category[edit]

This article has just has its GA status reassessed as part of the WP:SWEEPS; the article was found to have substantial problems, especially in the matter of referencing and prose quality. Given the substantial nature of these deficiencies, the article has been failed immediately as it is felt that the necessary improvements required to meet the GA criteria will not be made within a 7-day grace period. However, as there has been some (minor) activity on this article recently, and because it is listed under 2 WikiProjects, if the issues outlined in the reassessment are addressed and resolved within 7 days, then I will undertake an immediate GA review to re-list the article. The reassessment review can be found here. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries regarding this matter. ✽ Juniper§ Liege (TALK) 15:55, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

title[edit]

Punctuation should be either "pre–election day events" or "pre-election-day events". — kwami (talk) 03:00, 3 February 2011 (UTC)


Further down, it should be "fill/filled in" and not "fill/filled up" the form — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steveielts (talkcontribs) 17:19, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

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Speedy deletions at commons tend to take longer than they do on Wikipedia, so there is no rush to respond. If you feel the deletion can be contested then please do so (commons:COM:SPEEDY has further information). Otherwise consider finding a replacement image before deletion occurs.

A further notification will be placed when/if the image is deleted. This notification is provided by a Bot, currently under trial --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 13:16, 16 May 2011 (UTC)