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DYK for William K. Meade[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 10:09, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for William H. Barnes (jurist)[edit]

Thanks for helping Victuallers (talk) 22:23, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Wham Paymaster Robbery[edit]

Could perhaps go back and review again your rewrite of Wham Paymaster Robbery. I mention this because of the close conjunction of two or three puzzlers:

"suspension" vs. "suspicion"
"prejudges" vs. "prejudices"
"a series of witness"

and there was at least one other small nit, but I've just spent a couple hours on my "wiki-drama" addiction and am too befuddled to remember, having finally backed up to here. Anyway, maybe that paragraph or two was written too late in the wee hours?  :-) Shenme (talk) 22:23, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wilfred T. Webb[edit]

Thanks for helping Victuallers (talk) 22:24, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Octavius D. Gass‎[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

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) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

ITN for 2014 Belmont Stakes[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 04:49, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Problem with DYK hook you just promoted[edit]

[1] EEng (talk) 14:33, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


Per WP:ADMINACCT, "Subject only to the bounds of civility, avoiding personal attacks, and reasonable good faith, editors are free to question or to criticize administrator actions. Administrators are expected to respond promptly and civilly to queries about their Wikipedia-related conduct and administrator actions and to justify them when needed." I am questioning your administrative action, and I would like you to respond promptly and civilly to my query about your Wikipedia-related conduct. You recently promoted a DYK to the main page that was problematic. This was pointed out before you promoted the DYK hook on the main page errors section. You had previously said that part of the procedure for promoting DYK hooks was reviewing the main page error section. Did you fail to do that, miss the comment on the promoted hook or decide the comment was not relevant, or something else? Thanks. Hipocrite (talk) 17:46, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Let's move this conversation over to my talk page. Normally, the Main Page would have been updated by DYKUpdateBot, which does not currently check WP:ERRORS. The promotion of a DYK set from the queue to the Main Page is fairly mechanical, and it's unconstructive to question "administrative action"s when volunteer admins are simply stepping in for a lazy bot. DYK needs more admin help, not less. Shubinator (talk) 04:36, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Shub, Don't pay too much attention to Hipo. This is just part of his pattern of either twisting or manufacturing facts and then using these false claims to pick a fight. In this case he is referring to this comment by me from April 30 (strange how Hipo never provides edit links). As an examination of the comment shows, I did not claim that "reviewing the main page error section" was "part of the procedure for promoting DYK hooks" as Hipo claims. The referenced comment instead discusses an after the fact review of a separate complaint which found no reports at either Talk:Main Page or Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors during a time period in which Hipo claims a problem was occurring. You spotted the other big falsehood in Hipo's message in that I was not "promoting DYK hooks" as Hipo claims but instead manually performing a task normally performed by DYKUpdateBot, a fact supported by the specific actions performed and my edit summaries ([2], [3], [4]). Combining these false claims in Hipo's latest comment with the fact his actions have been previously described as "an attempt at hounding an editor out of an area of the project because of a personal dislike" and "attempting to hound people off the project for doing things you personally dislike" it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe he is acting in good faith and thus Wikipedia:Our social policies are not a suicide pact clearly applies. --Allen3 talk 23:36, 30 June 2014 (UTC)--Allen3 talk 23:36, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Any chance you could throw together an update or two? You don't need to worry too much about error-checking - I'm doing the error checking as I load them into the Queue. The next update is only three hours away now and the prep area is still empty. Gatoclass (talk) 08:34, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm on it. --Allen3 talk 08:51, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
@Gatoclass:, Prep 3 has a completed set. Starting to assemble a set in Prep 4. --Allen3 talk 09:13, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Allen - much appreciated :) Gatoclass (talk) 09:16, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Winfield Scott (chaplain)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:46, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

John Horton Slaughter[edit]

Thank you. Yes, I will add more inlined references. I'll start with those two I've been using and then add yours as well. Btw, I wonder is he was related to George Webb Slaughter? Apparently not, even though they were both early ranchers.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:24, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Also off topic but I see you are based in Plano--how wonderful. Are you able to take pictures there for Wikimedia Commons? Within the county or not? I love Texas and hope to return soon! Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:25, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I haven't seen that film, so I am not sure what you mean. I have removed the tag now because almost everything is referenced (except for his children, but hopefully I will fix that soon). One reference says he grew up on a Southern plantation, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it would be anything on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Perhaps someone at the Museum of the Confederacy would know. By the way, do you know if we could create a succession box for the sheriffs after him? (It looks like he was the first one in the county?) The current sheriff is this guy. It's a detail, but I feel like it helps a lot to get more details and move away from folklore, back to reality, for an encyclopedia.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:04, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I also don't have access to the two books you mentioned. And I have moved the paragraph about poker to the talkpage until we can find some references for it.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:13, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
No, I have no access to those books on Google Books. It's a no-preview affair I'm afraid. I am in Australia at the moment--perhaps that explains why. Do you think the current sheriff should have his own page, or would that get deleted due to lack of notability? I love details, but I know not everyone does. He's also been in the news.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:54, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello. I raised some concerns at Talk:John Horton Slaughter that I'd like you to look at. Basically, someone added info with inlined references today, and they are also using a reference which looks invalid to me (a travel website). It is dispiriting to see some of my work reversed. Let us know what you think. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:32, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Can you please take this to Talk:John Horton Slaughter? I still think his Desert USA link is invalid. It may claim to cite other sources on its website, but it could be completely made up. It's not an academic book or journal article, nor is it a newspaper article, etc. So, there may be grounds to simply delete the paragraph he added on Slaughter as a poker player. I don't mind having this info if we can find good, reliable sources though. It would be very interesting to learn more about the history of poker (which I still need to learn how to play!). But this really needs to be backed up by good sources. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:43, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Adding links to specific pages and having a company page[edit]


I am Andrew with GameStakers (, a game review website that also interviews game developers. On every wiki page for a video game, there are links to reviews for it. Apparently, permission is needed to post the links. My website is about writing reviews and I would like to link the reviews through the wiki pages for the corresponding pages. Additionally, is it allowed to make a Wikipedia page for GameStakers? It isn't meant to advertise the site, but more to just explain about it.

Thanks GameStakers (talk) 17:20, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Publication Permission[edit]

Dear Allen3,

Could you please direct me to the right person in charge. The point is that I have published an article and it was deleted due to plagiarism reasons <>. We published such articles at some other sources but the authorship belongs to our Company. That's why I got the publication permission [Ticket#2014081410006267]. How can I recover my publication?

Thanks in advance!

Zhstefanovich (talk) 08:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)Evgeniya Stefanovich

Sorry it has taken so long to respond, but when you decide to involve a previously uninvolved admin who had not edited during the five days previous to your message you run the risk that he may not return in a timely manner. I do not have WP:OTRS so I can not confirm if your ticket number provides the needed permissions to overcome the copyright concerns that prompted the original deletion. Looking at the deleted text, copyright considerations are not the only issue with this deleted article. As noted by the second admin to asked to undelete the article, the subject appears to no secondary sources while blurbs such as "We maintain a consistency in power generation because there is never a limit of waste material" make it clear the text was pulled from an advertising blurb and lacks the tone needed for an encyclopedia article. It makes no sense to undelete the article as no longer violating copyright just to turn around and immediately redelete it for one of its other critical flaws (Wikipedia:Spam or Wikipedia:Notability). As a result, I feel I must decline your request. --Allen3 talk 11:41, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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people in law
Thank you for quality articles about people in law, for Christmas, for your tireless work and reviewing around DYK, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (26 July 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:50, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 242nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Request to unprotection: Creepypasta[edit]

Hello Allen3! I'm attempting to move my Creepypasta article from the sandbox to the Article space, but it seems that you've protected it in 2013. This was before the Wisconsin stabbings inspired by a story on the Creepypasta Wiki, and since your protection the cultural relevance of creepypasta has skyrocketed and gained notability in hundreds of news publications (both local and major). Thank you! Nozkrov (talk) 21:07, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

'''Cathal Pendred'''[edit]

Appreciate it if you could take another look at this article - you deleted it as G4. It has been recreated but as stated on the Talk page it is really close to meeting WP:MMANOT - far different from the case with the original AfD. What I would like to see is the page moved without Redirects to Cathal Pendred. CheersPeter Rehse (talk) 22:48, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

@PRehse:. As there appear to be multiple interested parties, I have responded at Talk:'''Cathal Pendred'''. --Allen3 talk 23:35, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.Peter Rehse (talk) 23:37, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Don Knotts Edits[edit]

Uhhhhhh, do even know anything about Don Knotts? He's my uncle man, that's first hand accounts. #LittleKnotts — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:37, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

While I never had the pleasure of meeting the man, I am able to follow URLs, perform simple web searches, and read an article's supporting sources. This allows a comparison between the information in published news sources and your vulgarly worded "corrections". You are not fooling anyone. --Allen3 talk 13:10, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

cornhusker army ammunition plant[edit]

why was the site deleted? --Wuerzele (talk) 23:30, 12 December 2014 (UTC)