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hi, i would like to add a page of popular artist in our city named prajyot mahajan, i would like to know the steps how a page can be made on him stating about the biography of the artist.

Regards, Fredrick — Preceding unsigned comment added by FredrickEllifsen (talkcontribs) 03:34, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Fredrick. You may find Wikipedia:Your first article to be helpful. Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources is another important page to familiarize yourself with, as the quantity and quality of reliable source references will be key to establishing notability. Good luck, 28bytes (talk) 03:43, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 October 11#Category:Awesome Wikipedians[edit]

I don't see how you closed this as no consensus. XfD is not a vote, and none of the keep !votes had any basis in policy whatsoever. Please reconsider your close and at least relist it, otherwise I will strongly consider taking this to DRV. VegaDark (talk) 01:00, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Two weeks is sufficient time for editors to weigh in in a deletion discussion, and no one had weighed in since the 20th (five days ago), so I don't see a compelling reason to relist it. Discounting the copied-and-pasted boilerplate !vote on the delete side and the "I like it" !votes on the keep side, we're left with the argument (on the delete side) that it violates WP:USERCAT by being a "joke" category, and the assertion (on the keep side) that it has "help[ed] the esteem and morale of good wikipedia editors, and hence the quality of this encyclopedia". Neither of those positions is unreasonable, but neither of them really got enough support to say that consensus was reached. 28bytes (talk) 01:55, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Just because an editor is copy/pasting xfd rationales between different xfds does not make it invalid. The fact that it doesn't help build the encyclopedia is a very valid and policy based rationale. Additionally, the lone keep rationale you considered is a very weak one. By that same logic literally anything on the encyclopedia, whether or not it actually helps build the encyclopedia, could be kept simply because it "helps the esteem and morale of editors." That's a very dangerous precedent to set, and as such I'll be taking this to DRV. VegaDark (talk) 02:14, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps you should try getting rid of barnstars, cups of tea, and cookies after that Vega. INeverCry 02:22, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
For user categories? Already done. I have an extensive history of taking out the trash when it comes to user categories and this category is no different. Each segment on Wikipedia has their own policies and guidelines, and user categories abides by WP:USERCAT, I'm simply trying to enforce it by this action. If various other areas have their own policies and guidelines to tell them what type of stuff is allowed, then by all means that can be followed (which allows for barnstars, cups of tea, and the like). VegaDark (talk) 02:28, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Since 28bytes wants to discount (i.e., not count) people's opinions, he or she should expect his or hers to be ignored as well. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 16:38, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Carlossuarez46, what exactly do you mean by that? Are you announcing a threat to retaliate for this CfD closure not going your way? That's not really behavior I would expect from an admin. 28bytes (talk) 19:56, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
@VegaDark: I was taken aback to see the hostile comment above from Carlossuarez46, so I took a look at his talk page, where I see you have canvassed him. A look at your other recent contributions shows that you did not bother to similarly notify the "keep" commenters whose !votes I told you I gave less weight to. Notifying one side of a deletion debate is not really on, you know. I don't know what it is about this category that is making two otherwise respected administrators behave so poorly. 28bytes (talk) 19:56, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
I don't see anything wrong with alerting an editor that a closing admin has determined their participation was not worth counting based on reasons that I feel aren't backed by policy. I did not point him to the DRV nor contact any other participants of the CFD, keep or delete. I don't consider that canvassing at all. VegaDark (talk) 20:59, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review for Category:Awesome Wikipedians[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Category:Awesome Wikipedians. 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. VegaDark (talk) 03:35, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

If you will do what you do[edit]

Hello 28bytes. Is usurpation a process that you are comfortable doing?—John Cline (talk) 06:52, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I can help you out with that. 28bytes (talk) 06:55, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
You may be able to use simpler procedure, as the appropriateness should be self evident. I lost control of User:My76Strap irretrievably. It should qualify to be usurped by its light history, and the account's previous status as a valid alt can be seen in the diffs as well. I don't know how it gets done, or if you need more information, but if you've got what you need, will you get me back in control of this alternate account? Thank you.—John Cline (talk) 07:12, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Everything seems to be in order, so I went ahead and usurped the account for you. You should be able to re-register it now. Please let me know if you run into any problems. 28bytes (talk) 13:26, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes sir, everything was and is in full repair. I am good to go and thank you for all you have done. Sincerely.—John Cline (talk) 16:23, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Excellent! Glad to be of service. 28bytes (talk) 18:01, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Special thanks for changing my username. Night Fury (talk) 13:36, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! 28bytes (talk) 16:11, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment on noticeboard[edit]

28bytes Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct way to request comment from another admin, but I'm not satisfied with the unfair & misleading manner in which an admin has evaluated my report on edit warring/enabled the reported user's behavior, and I'd like for another admin to give their input (please take note of the comments section, and the primary issue). I'd really appreciate it, and please let know the correct way to go about it if this isn't.--Lpdte77 (talk) 19:30, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Lpdte77. The recommendations offered by Acalamari and 5 albert square are sound; I don't have much to add beyond what they've said. Good luck, 28bytes (talk) 01:48, 27 October 2014 (UTC)