User talk:Cryptic

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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Gold Mercury International Award[edit]

I saw you changed the visibility of previously-deleted copyvio versions. Would it not be better to just remove all versions dated before 12 March 2012‎? They had all been deleted, and then a fresh version of the article was started on 12 March 2012. I don't know how difficult that would be, or whether it is important, but that would make the history look the same as if the article had not been speedied in the first place. Aymatth2 (talk) 12:56, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't think it's necessary. Copyvios don't get restored, even for temporary review at DRV; my doing so was an error that needed correction. The other revisions are comparatively harmless, and potentially useful in that they illustrated the troubled history of the article, especially since the deletion logs are now disconnected from it and hiding at instead of I think it's very clear looking at the history of the article that the 2012 version was started from scratch, both from the gap in revision dates and from your edit summary, before even looking at its text. (Plus, deleting large numbers of revisions is annoying—each one needs to be individually clicked.) —Cryptic 15:55, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
O.k. no problem. It just looked a bit odd. I will keep it on my watchlist this time. I suspect there will be more efforts to puff it up. Aymatth2 (talk) 16:26, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Savi Gabizon[edit]

Hi my page was automatically deleted because some of the article was similar to an external site. i don't own the site, but i was the one who wrote the info there (it's an Israeli films database), like other sites that need the information about that Director and films that contribute to the Israeli culture. more than that, the article at wikipedia was translated from the Hebrew-wiki-page, so it is just translation. i have changed as much as i could the text at the external site, but the update takes 4-10 days.

it's a bio about this person - movies he made, prizes he won and where he grew up - there is no much "play" with the info way of writing. you will also find plus-minus similar info at IMDb site, where i updated his info too.

please help me get that page back online. check the details and information. what to i need to do next to have that page in English wiki too? thank you חנה ושרי - ייצוג יוצרים ותוכן (talk) 06:27, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Aha - I see that that site has changed. Given the copyright notice at its bottom, there really wasn't any other option open to me. I've restored the article. —Cryptic 18:02, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

T H A N K Y O U!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by חנה ושרי - ייצוג יוצרים ותוכן (talkcontribs) 05:53, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Page reverted[edit]


I have searched in vain for the good path to get administrator’s help for the following issue and so I decided to send this request to some including you.

I have considerably expanded the article Guerrilla filmmaking and took care in referencing it as far as I could (over 90 links to trustful sources). I am an experienced editor of Wikipedia. For my surprise, the article was reverted by user CIRT to a preceding stub version mainly consisting of a very narrow list of films. Many important contents were removed. Self promotional vandalism seems to be the reason of such intervention, sustained by acute threats. I do not intend to respond with helpless and inconsequent arguments and the time I have to dedicate to Wikipedia is quite limited.

I’d be happy if you could pay some attention to this occurrence and let you decide whatever you think is reasonable.

My best,

Tertulius (User talk:Tertulius) 05,02, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

I have no interest in the article, and generally make a point of not responding to massively-crossposted messages; but at a cursory glance, Cirt's reversion was at least defensible. Once you get back from your block, try a listing at WP:RSN. —Cryptic 07:36, 15 November 2014 (UTC)


... this. I didn't even think to check whether it had. I assumed that someone doing so would close the DRV... but of course if they didn't know about it. Nicely done. Thanks mate. Stlwart111 22:16, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 16:58, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

3rr board[edit]

Can you stop the madness, please check the edit history. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 09:46, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

...Which madness where? —Cryptic 09:55, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Sorry thought it was obvious [[1]] Hell in a Bucket (talk) 09:58, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
It looks like he's making baseless accusations against you. Just figured I'd let you know in case you haven't seen it. --Seahorseruler (Talk Page) (Contribs) 10:26, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
I understand you want to assume good faith but the comments on the edit boaards, you and the user name Poo for me too ie P004me2 makes it pretty difficult to do that. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 10:29, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Saw both of those, yes; but it'll be less disruption in the long run if he can be talked down instead of just blocking a sock army (if P004ME2 really is SummerFunMan, and not just someone else stirring the pot). He's clearly frustrated, and understandably so; and the current version of the article doesn't have the edits everyone else was objecting to in place. —Cryptic 10:37, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
It seems that I'm not getting a reply, so I thought I would check here. Nope, not SummerFunMan. But I did ask you on my talk page, Cryptic, how you got attracted to my talk page. However, I see now how that happened (by Hell).
I guess I should be asking you, HiaB, how you got attracted to that part of the 3RR/EW board from what looks like nowhere. So yeah, Hell, what attracted you there?
P004ME2 (talk) 10:48, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
The magic checkuser 8 ball confirmed the farm. 18:13, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Ah well. I tried. Too little too late. —Cryptic 01:17, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Riedel Communications Article[edit]

Actually it would be nice to talk with you about problems with my site. I can not understand why you keep deleting my article about Riedel Communications. I tried to fix it but instead of opening a discussion the site was deleted immediatly...We have no problem with the copyright here as I am working at Riedel, the english Version is a translation of our german page ( and this page is not marked as advertising...--BeyondTime (talk) 11:41, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

A) Our encyclopedia is not your free billboard, and B) your marketing and legal departments will probably have a problem with you releasing your marketing material as free content. —Cryptic 11:56, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

At first It´s not your encyclopedia, it´s a encyclopedia for ALL. If I look through all the other articles about companys our article compared to that is not advertising at all...And all materials and informations in these articles are legal and free content. Maybe it is a solution to contact the company Riedel Communications in this situation to see what their opinion is about that. This article descripes the company Riedel. As with many other wiki sites already... The articles describes the company, the products and milestones. Is it prohibited to name events in which the company was involved in the past? I do not think so! Normally articles do not get deleted asap, you work together so that you have a nice article in the end. If thou you do not feel in a position to help us with that and instantly delete our article again and again, I would like to talk to another person about that.--BeyondTime (talk) 12:54, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

OK. The place to do so is Wikipedia:Deletion review. The instructions there are more complex than they need to be; the short version is to go to Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 December 25 and edit it to add {{subst:drv2|page=Riedel Communications|reason=(replace this with your reasons for undeletion)}} ~~~~ at the bottom. —Cryptic 13:12, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Ron Duncan[edit]

Can you please restore this article [2] so that it would make it easier for individuals to see when going through the AFD process. Thank you. CrazyAces489 (talk) 14:22, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

How about no? You've had enough bites at the apple already, and it doesn't belong at afd anyway. —Cryptic 10:44, 22 December 2014 (UTC)