User talk:BDD

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Thanks for the thanks[edit]

I may have said this before, but it means a lot to me when you say "thanks" when you close an RfD that I have turned into an article (however much a stub etc). One doesn't ask for much from Wikpedia, but believe me it means a lot. Si Trew (talk) 15:27, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Glad to hear it. Your work is appreciated. --BDD (talk) 19:46, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
BTW apropos Penguinone and your closing comment – there is another para in the Japanese, and I've added at Talk:Penguinone, but Google Translate makes a right mess of it. I think it is trying to say that the carbon-oxgen bond at 5 in the ring inhibits transfer of 4 and 6 carbons in the ring, but I wouldn't know how to put that in English. (Disclaimer: I worked for many years on a product called Materials Studio, but I still understand bugger all about it). Si Trew (talk) 09:30, 5 December 2014 (UTC)


Is there a better way to "bump" an RfD discussion? Koeboluzioa has been languishing in the archives for two months without closure. —Ahecht (TALK
) 16:42, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

There's a way to relist a discussion. Some may frown upon you relisting your own discussion, but it's not forbidden per se. See Template:Rfd relisted for a how-to. Let me know if you have any questions. --BDD (talk) 18:41, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your closing of my RFD nomination at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2014 November 20 that had 357 redirects nominated! I know that would have been a difficult decision for any administrator to make, and you made it happen! Steel1943 (talk) 20:04, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks! And don't worry, I'll get to all of them. --BDD (talk) 20:05, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, and no worries! As I mentioned below, if for some reason time doesn't allow for you, I'll try to get some time myself and place some {{Db-xfd}} tags. Steel1943 (talk) 20:09, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict) Also, I noticed that they hadn't all been deleted yet. I know that there are a lot there. If I get time later today or tomorrow, I'll start tagging them with {{Db-xfd}} tags, given that I nominated them all, so I'm willing to do the final touches. Steel1943 (talk) 20:07, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

About ''[edit]

Sorry about that; for some reason, I completely overlooked that part of the closing statement. However, on a related note, I created Talk:'' for a reason that is probably clear. Steel1943 (talk) 00:48, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Please see the discussion about RfD closures[edit]

Can you check the discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure#Large backlog at RfD? You wrote that qualified non-admin closures were possible. In my opinion, the policy does not allow 'delete' closures by non-admins. EdJohnston (talk) 02:14, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

In other news...[edit]

...I'm sort of half-considering nominating myself right now for WP:RFA considering the extreme backlog at WP:RFD, the fact that many of the discussions require deletion (which I am not closing due to all the negative attention that I would bring to myself per WP:NACD and WP:BADNAC), and the fact that the deletion function is not unbundled from the administrative toolset. I mean ... ha, one upon a time, an editor passed an RFA almost solely on the fact that they wanted to edit protected templates prior to the Template editor permission existing... Steel1943 (talk) 20:47, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Not a bad idea. You'd have my support. As you can see clearly, the general admin shortage is especially acute in certain areas, like RfD. I do think many editors would appreciate a potential admin's willingness to work in those areas where the need is greater. If you're serious about this, shoot me an email and let's talk. --BDD (talk) 20:52, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Orphan material in the history of a deleted redirect[edit]

You asked for some people to close the RfD backlog and I've done a couple. See this deleted revision from Ronald Reagan Election Eve Speech "A Vision For America". If I were closing a move discussion I would normally try to preserve such material, but since the redirect is now deleted as lacking any appropriate target, it's unclear whether to do anything. Maybe I could dump the text on the talk page at Talk:Ronald Reagan presidential campaign, 1980 and mention the editor's name for attribution? EdJohnston (talk) 03:57, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

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You got mail![edit]

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Restoring NXT Championship templates[edit]

Since the template was deleted, NXT has gained a MUCH higher profile in WWE and in the wrestling world, with many going so far as to say the product therein is better than the main roster product. I looked up the discussion and it was chock-full of WP:ATA (WP:PERNOM and "the titles are minor.") When you're part of the next step up to the "major leagues," I highly doubt a title therein is minor; by your logic, we should delete most of the articles related to minor-league baseball.

As such, I am looking to restore that template, seeing as the NXT Championship has proven a stepping-stone to bigger titles ahead (as the first two NXT Champions Seth Rollins and Big E will tell you). If we have TNA and Ring of Honor champion templates, give NXT a place too. Tom Danson (talk) 11:33, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

I haven't been at TfD in quite a while, so I'm sure enough time has passed that a second chance makes sense. Point me to the discussion and I'll restore them. --BDD (talk) 14:13, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
It appears that TfD is only for template deletion or merging...all I'm asking for is your permission to restore that template on my own. Tom Danson (talk) 18:25, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Oh, sure. I was assuming you were referring to a template deleted at TfD. (Otherwise, I'm really not sure what you mean.) As an admin, I can undelete any such templates so you wouldn't have to start from scratch. It's up to you, though. --BDD (talk) 18:42, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Plowback retained earnings[edit]

I believe that the discussion regarding the Plowback retained earnings redirect resulted in a clear consensus to delete. You closed it as "no consensus." Please re-examine the comments made by the editors who participated in the discussion and adjust your assessment of the consensus to reflect both the presence of multiple policy- and common-sense-based arguments supporting deletion, none of which were refuted, and the absence of arguments opposing deletion beyond a textbook example of WP:ILIKEIT. Thank you. Iaritmioawp (talk) 06:22, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

I stand by the decision. You may use WP:DRV if desired. --BDD (talk) 15:44, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Would you mind expanding on what exactly made you conclude that no consensus was achieved during the discussion? I failed to make you see my point, but maybe you could help me see yours. Requesting a deletion review while the picture I have of the closure is still incomplete is something I'd rather avoid. Perhaps it's my understanding of your closure that needs a review rather than the closure itself, and I'd hate to waste other editors' time at WP:DRV if that's indeed the case. Iaritmioawp (talk) 05:51, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
You make a fair argument for deletion—that "plowback retained earnings" is redundant and therefore an unlikely search term. But the comment on your talk page made a reasonable argument that the redirect could be useful, and another editor agreed at the RfD. Most importantly, I saw no evidence of harm from keeping the redirect. You expressed a concern that it would create a precedent for redundant redirects like Dictionary lexicon, but you really need not worry about that. Precedent doesn't have any real force on Wikipedia, and particularly in RfD, you see a lot of what I've termed RfD zen: redirects that shouldn't've been created, but should also not be deleted once created. It's a bit of a strange idea to wrap your head around, because it's completely contrary to, say, AfD.
I'd suggest two basic questions that need to be answered about a redirect. First, is it conceivable as a search term? (Not necessarily likely.) Second, does it do any harm? I would say yes and no, respectively, to this redirect. --BDD (talk) 16:15, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Closerfd script broken[edit]

If you use the User:King of Hearts/closerfd.js script, a recent update seems to have broken it - see discussion at WP:VPT#Scripts stopped working. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 17:34, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. I don't use the script, but I may check it out once it's fixed. --BDD (talk) 15:43, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

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Deletion review for Plowback retained earnings[edit]

Information icon The purpose of this message is to inform you that your recent closure of a discussion regarding the Plowback retained earnings redirect is currently undergoing a review. Iaritmioawp (talk) 08:54, 25 December 2014 (UTC)