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PayFrex[edit]

Hi Alexius08, I am writing to understand why you suspect that this wiki page warrants a speedy deletion. The content used in the page was a template and for other users to add/remove/change. I don't believe the wording nor the links are advertising this product or trying to sell this service. Please can you provide additional information so I can amend and create this page again?

Gary Brackett[edit]

Please roll back your edit to the Gary Brackett article. Link meets the a link qualifies as "an official page of the article's subject" per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:External_links#What_should_be_linked in addition to other criteria outlined on that page. Could possibly fit better at the bottom as an external link but this is not necessary imo. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.182.50.148 (talk) 08:46, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Done. Alexius08 (talk) 12:33, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Tōru Sakai[edit]

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Speedy deletion declined: Arfana mallah[edit]

Hello Alexius08. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Arfana mallah, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 08:05, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Reverting vandalism[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for the great job you are doing reverting vandalism. However, I thought I should tell you that one of your revisions to the article Dell actually reverted a clean fix by ClueBot back to the vandalized version. Cheers, Turgan Talk 11:47, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Well, that revert resulted from some confusion over the contents of that page. However, that's just a couple of mistakes for over a hundred reverts. Alexius08 (talk) 11:51, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Mariwan Kanie[edit]

Hello Alexius08. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Mariwan Kanie, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: popular author is an assertion of importance. Thank you. ϢereSpielChequers 14:32, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

The article might assert that the subject is notable, but the references are too weak to back up that assertion. Can I proceed with a prod or AfD? Alexius08 (talk) 14:40, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Joseph T Carew[edit]

Joseph Carew was founder of a large store. Why have you not queried the notability of Frank Woolworth???

Peter Lucas Plucas58 (talk) 14:59, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Joseph T. Carew[edit]

Hello Alexius08, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I declined the speedy deletion of Joseph T. Carew - a page you tagged - because: Owner of a notable business indicates importance. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. decltype (talk) 21:23, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Tagging of Stanley Knowles School[edit]

I recently removed a speedy delete tag that you had placed on Stanley Knowles School. I do not think that Stanley Knowles School fits any of the speedy deletion criteria because stating that it is a school in a particular town is plenty of context for anyone who wished to do research on the subject, or to know what is begin covered. Please re-read the speedy deletion criteria. Thank you. I request that you consider not re-tagging Stanley Knowles School for speedy deletion without discussing the matter on the appropriate talk page. DES (talk) 22:39, 19 February 2010 (UTC)


Tagging of Damago Soto[edit]

I recently removed a speedy delete tag that you had placed on Damago Soto. I do not think that Damago Soto fits any of the speedy deletion criteria because "allegedly discovered the key to interpreting Aztec writings" is a clear claim of significance, it is even backed by a citation. The reliability of the source might be challenged at an AfD, and if kept the article should be expanded, but this is way beyond the bounds of a speedy.. I request that you consider not re-tagging Damago Soto for speedy deletion without discussing the matter on the appropriate talk page. DES (talk) 22:46, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Please remember that WP:CSD says "Administrators should take care not to speedy delete pages or media except in the most obvious cases." Please also read WP:CSD#Non-criteria. It may be that case that an article tagged for speedy deletion is evaluated by only two people, the tagger and the reviewing admin. Therefore both of these people must be extra cautious to tag/delete only clear cut cases. Speedy deletion bypasses consensus, so it is only acceptable in cases where there is pre-established consensus -- that is, the intentionally quite narrow criteria. Please keep this is mind in future. DES (talk) 22:51, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Tagging of Crosslight Software[edit]

I recently removed a speedy delete tag that you had placed on Crosslight Software. I do not think that Crosslight Software fits any of the speedy deletion criteria because "pioneered the electrical and optical simulation of laser diodes in commercial TCAD product" is a claim of significance. I request that you consider not re-tagging Crosslight Software for speedy deletion without discussing the matter on the appropriate talk page. DES (talk) 23:05, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Please remember that A7 says "The criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source." and "If the claim's credibility is unclear, you can improve the article yourself, propose deletion, or list the article at articles for deletion." Thank you. DES (talk) 23:07, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

editing power supply calculator[edit]

Hi, I added the calculator on the power supply page which you removed. The calculator is the best, most accurate and most up to date calculator in the internet so I have no idea why you removed it. It is absolutely free to use it, does the site look commercial? I dont understand, the other calculators linked are also highly commercial, extreme outervision for example, if you see this way. No idea why you want to keep this information from being published by deleting it. Help me understand please :) Regards (Prophetchris (talk) 01:04, 2 April 2010 (UTC))

Speedy deletion declined: Lmtb[edit]

Hello Alexius08. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Lmtb, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 20:11, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Explain please?[edit]

Could you please explain this to me? I don't see how deleting a person's userpage is correct? Jack?! 22:35, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

It is part of a massive drive of tagging user pages for speedy deletion that I did a year ago. Alexius08 (talk) 11:07, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Philippine Chapter in Philippine Youth Congress[edit]

I am glad to announce to you that we will be debuting as an organization at the Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology on September 14 to 17, 2010 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Jojit will be Wikimedia Philippines resource speaker at the second day of the conference at the UP Film Center. He will be speaking about Wikipedia and how it revolutionizes the World Wide Web. That will be at 9:00 to 10:00 am. We will also set up a booth at the UP Bahay ng Alumni and we will showcase our existing and future projects. We encourage you to participate in our first major project. We have prepared food and refreshments for you. Please let us know so that we can enlist you to our delegation.--Exec8 (talk) 18:34, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation. Actually, I went there on the first day together with my classmates and some of my professors. Too bad that Wiki's events were scheduled on the later days (although I've visited the booth). Sorry for the late reply. I've got too much stuff on my hands right now (various school projects, incoming final exams, etc.). Alexius08 (talk) 04:54, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Recent edit to Spratly Islands dispute[edit]

This recent edit, explained here puzzles me greatly on two counts.

  • Prior to your edit the article asserted "One web site ... has said, 'Malaysian claim is presumably based ...'", citing a web page[1] in support. You removed the supporting cite, leaving the quote unsupported, which seems to flout WP:V. (the cited web page actually didn't support the quote, but that's another issue)
  • Your stated reason for the removal of the cite was essentially that it is your opinion that the source might be biased. This seems to flout WP:DUE. The cited web page didn't look biased to me at a quick look, but as I understand DUE, possible bias perceived by a WP editor on the part of a source considered generally reliable on the topic isn't an acceptable reason for censoring the viewpoint expressed by that source.

Anyhow, I've redone the subsection at issue to address the subsection topic more directly, citing a different source. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 05:31, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

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An old AfD you contributed to[edit]

Could you have a new look, four years later, at OpenClinica LLC, formerly Akaza Research? --Orange Mike | Talk 16:29, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Just seen it. Nothing has changed. Alexius08 (talk) 08:40, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

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Hi, why I can't insert the page link into "barbecue grill", this is a professional article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Williammaxwell20x (talkcontribs) 11:15, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

You have inserted the link to the "References" section, which is reserved for links to web pages that are used by the article as references. Although it would be better suited as an entry at the "External links" section, its current contents are links to a list of links related to this article. I suggest you submit your link there instead. Alexius08 (talk) 12:03, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Please explain[edit]

Please explain this. And the message left on the IP talk page (User talk:107.191.108.68) saying that the edit appeared to be a test. Obviously it was not. 107.191.108.68 (talk) 03:26, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

I initially suspected that the file didn't exist since, at that time, I could only see the source code of the page and not the page itself. The filename also appeared to be suspicious for having an unnecessary amount of random numbers near the end. It turns out to be a real file. For that, I'd like to apologize. Alexius08 (talk) 06:10, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Request on 08:32:43, 27 October 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Jeremyhowick[edit]


Hi,

Thanks for reviewing the page I created: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Oxford_Centre_for_Evidence-Based_Medicine.

The initial reviewer comments from 8 months ago was that the page read more like an advertisement. This was a good comment as there were too many internal links to the Centre website and not enough links to external (neutral) sources.

However now the entry makes the number of (a) high-impact, peer reviewed publications in top tier medical journals, (b) the number of times Centre academics are cited in the press, and (c) the number of people the Centre teaches (all of which has been documented), I find it somewhat difficult to believe that it is not worthy of a Wikipedia entry. And the accusation that it reads more like an advertisement than a neutral entry also seems somewhat unfair: any entry is, to some degree, an advertisement.

With that in mind, can you please provide more specific advice about what changes to this Wikipedia-worthy entry pass the review process?

Thanks again for all your help,

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Request on 23:51:39, 29 October 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Ecymerman[edit]


Hi Alexius, Thank you for reviewing the Shift4 Corporation page - I was wondering why the page wasn't approved and if you could give me some tips to fix the problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Ecymerman (talk) 23:51, 29 October 2014 (UTC) Hello, Alexius, I see that you are the editor for the General Photonics submission. The last revision was rejected due to "unreliable" sources. The article lists over twenty technical papers and patents with correct links to the publications. In the guidelines, I read that connections to publications and outside references were important. Have I not attached or listed them correctly? This is a simple article about an inventor and his company and a list of his patents and publications. I am lost as what more to add. Please provide more specific suggestions. Bill PenceBpofhv (talk) 16:38, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

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