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Happy New Year Davewild![edit]

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Happy New Year!
Hello Davewild:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, BusterD (talk) 06:14, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


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User page deletion[edit]

Hi,

I have just become aware that my User:Butdavid, was deleted on 16 July, 2010 by Davewild - reason: User request to delete pages in own userspace.

I was not aware that I had requested this.

Is it possible for the deletion to be undone, even at this late stage?

Thank you. :)

Butdavid (talk) 13:55, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Have restored as requested. Davewild (talk) 17:14, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Really appreciated. Thanks. Butdavid (talk) 20:22, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Request for undeletion of the article George Danzer[edit]

George Danzer (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Over 6 years ago, back in late 2007 the article for the professional poker player George Danzer was deleted due to a lack of nobility, since that time he has several achievements in the field of poker.

Here are some of them.

  • Four Spring Championship of Online Poker titles

http://www.pokerlistings.com/scoop-danzer-buchanan-berg-claim-titles-87884

  • A World Championship of Online Poker title

also at the 2014_World_Series_of_Poker_results he made the final table in Event #5 this year for a total of eight final tables at the WSOP.

  • Now has over $1,500,000 in live tournament winnings.

Thank you for your consideration. ▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 18:58, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I have userfied the article to User:Sirex98/George Danzer, so you can update the article and then move it back into mainspace if you think it meets the notability guidelines. Davewild (talk) 19:11, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you.▪◦▪≡SiREX≡Talk 19:24, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Userpage edit[edit]

Hi Dave,

I've just received a message from you about an edit that it is claimed I made to your user page. This message was delivered to me by tracing my i.p. address as I hadn't logged into my Wikipedia account at the time. Having seen the edit in question - Revision as of 18:11, 2 June 2014 / 94.197.121.21 - I can see why you would not want that on your page and I would like to assure you that the offending edit was not done by me.

The i.p address in question is not mine and is not the i.p address that I was on when I came to Wikipedia today.

Furthermore, on the date in question I was the only one - to my knowledge - with access to my internet connection, which is password protected, but as stated previously the i.p. address in question is not mine. My i.p. does have the initial 94.197.121 prefix, but the last three digits are not the same.

I will be contact my provider to find out if they can shed some light on how this could have occurred.

Regards, Andrew. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.dancing.gecko (talkcontribs) 22:21, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the message Andrew, it is no major issue with me, if you look at the history of my userpage you will see there has been plenty of vandalism on there over the years and I am quite used to it. I assumed that I came to the notice of whoever did the edit on my userpage after I made this reversion of a similar ip address. Davewild (talk) 06:35, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Just wanted to say thank you for all the local election articles you've created. Excellent work! Number 57 19:49, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Also, I think you may have spotted the election templates I've been creating for each county. Not all of them have complete lists of elections, so if you could have a look at the ones I've done so far (I'm going alphabetically, and am up to Hampshire) and add any that are missed, that would be fantastic. Cheers, Number 57 19:50, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the barnstar, it's appreciated. Yes I had noticed the templates and have been using them where they have been done, as you no doubt saw - in fact it was what prompted me to choose Havant as the next council to do when I saw I on the Hampshire template that basically no-one had done either the main article or any of the individual elections for the council. Yes as I go along I will be sure to add any missing elections that I find to them. Davewild (talk) 20:58, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Good stuff. With regards to the table of results by year (for example here), I was wondering whether you though that this may be a better way of laying it out (it avoids having double columns that need the colspan=2 function all the way down, plus the colours can be duplicated at the bottom for long tables). Number 57 21:24, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Have tried it out on the Havant page and I do like that table format from the Wigan page better. I didn't like the large difference in column widths the old format made and this format makes it look better. Thanks for the suggestion. Davewild (talk) 21:47, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Brighton/Hove query[edit]

Hi Dave. I've just discovered that Brighton and Hove were separate councils until 1997. I've created separate rows for them on {{East Sussex elections}}, but wasn't sure about the timeline for Brighton & Hove council elections. I don't know if you may be able to add years? Cheers, Number 57 21:12, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

No problem have done so, first election was in 1996, then 1999. Davewild (talk) 21:17, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Number 57 21:25, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

AfD closures[edit]

Hi Dave. When closing AfDs as 'redirect' as you did at St. Pius X National School, please remember to apply the appropriate 'R from...' template to the redirect page so that it automatically populates the related cat. In this case it would be the Template:R from school template: {{R from school}} . Regards, --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:10, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

OK, no problem will do so in future. Davewild (talk) 09:15, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on elections around the world, such as Mauritian general election, 2000 and Castle Point Borough Council election, 1999, and interest in our own, for close and keep, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Davewild (talk) 06:45, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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WikiProject Elections and Referendums article tagging[edit]

Hi Dave. Sorry to have to post directly on your talk page, but you may have noticed (on the WP:Elections and referendums talk page) that I am trying to get all the election and referendum articles tagged for the project, which will help with spotting AfDs for local elections. Unfortunately this is not making any progress, as people are claiming there is no consensus to do this, as no-one has responded on the Project talk page. Could you possibly comment on the proposal at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Elections and Referendums#Bot to tag articles for the WikiProject, as I'm getting rather frustrated by the attitude of the people at WP:BTR. Cheers, Number 57 12:35, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Hi Dave. I noticed you hadn't edited for a while, and just wondered if you'd given up on the local election articles? I've finally managed to get most of the articles tagged (there are about 3,000 left which I am going to do with AWB), so hopefully no important AfDs would be missed if that's still a concern?

Also, would you mind if I deleted a couple of templates you created ({{Eastbourne Council elections}} and {{Carlisle Council elections}}), as they've been superceded by the county-level templates ({{East Sussex elections}} and {{Cumbrian elections}}). Cheers, Number 57 12:10, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

No problem with deleting the templates. Hope to get back on here soon to do some editing soon. Davewild (talk) 08:36, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
OK, cool. Will be good to have you back! Number 57 22:00, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Great to see you back – Happy Christmas! Number 57 23:07, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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Refuge Patrick[edit]

My Refuge Patrick article got deleted as well as my account. Why?-09:46, 29 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by RaffytheSpaceHaunter (talkcontribs)

The article Refuge Patrick was deleted because it did not credibly demonstrate the significance of the subject of the article. In order to meet wikipedia's inclusion standards the article would need to meet the relevant notability guideline but did nothing to suggest that it would meet the guideline. The account User:RaffytheHaunter is still available and has not been blocked. Davewild (talk) 09:51, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Stephen Fry[edit]

Thanks for your intervention and page-protection over at Stephen Fry. It was getting impossible to keep the troll at bay! Much appreciated. Orphan Wiki 18:36, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

No problem, just happened to spot one of the edits on recent changes. Davewild (talk) 18:39, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

Thank you for correcting this for me (Porto Novo). The fact is that I edit for the benefit of Wikipedia yet bullies bully me. If I changed it, nobody would have noticed. It is time for admins to follow your example and do constructive things, rather than to have fun bullying people.

What they say about admins having the mop is Communist propaganda. Admins like to have the gun, which is the blocking tool. It is not a mop. A mop would be to do what you did and to help make things better for WP. Wowee Zowee public (talk) 20:08, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


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thank you for a good editWowee Zowee public (talk) 20:10, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, but it would have been easier if you had just corrected the article yourself and please remember to assume good faith. Davewild (talk) 20:16, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Block of user:SPIKE SPIKE BAD[edit]

Hi, I noted that you have indef'd this user per your comment on ANI. Might I ask that you consider doing the same to Territory war 3 pwner (talk · contribs) which was confirmed by Checkuser DoRD to be the same person? Although that account has yet to make any edits since their "retirement", it is a sock account that was used previously to continue the same behaviour that got the SPIKE SPIKE BAD account hauled to ANI in the first place. Regards Blackmane (talk) 02:09, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Apologies, I used the wrong template and made a bit of a mess. Have corrected it. Blackmane (talk) 02:45, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm torn between scokpuppets should be blocked and letting sleeping dogs lie, so have asked DoRD for their opinion as I have very little experience of sockpuppet issues. Davewild (talk) 22:33, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
And DoRD has now blocked Territory war 3 pwner and a couple of other socks. Davewild (talk) 07:31, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Badmintonhist[edit]

Do I understand you are of the opinion the IP is Badmintonhist? I've got reason to think it is. Dougweller (talk) 19:20, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

I don't know, this is the first time I have ever heard of Badmintonhist, but the timing of when the IP started editing, the similarity of topics edited and the negative interest in Roscelese are points that suggest they may be. However I'm no expert on this, my comment at WP:ANI was mainly just to say that the complaint was in the wrong forum. Davewild (talk) 19:27, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. That's an educational network, I've schoolblocked it. Dougweller (talk) 20:31, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

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Deletion of article o2Jam[edit]

Good day,

Today I just found that the article o2Jam has been deleted due to it failing the notability guideline. I come here since WP:DELREV mentions that I have to discuss with the admin who deleted this. As a matter of fact, I'm not challenging this deletion, but would like to get feedback on what I should I do, if there's any.

As an ex-o2Jam player, I was surprised, since the game did exist. However, all official servers were closed one by one, with Korean server's the last one. I remembered I read the official announcement on its homepage (in Korean), but it'd take time for me to find that page again, since I can't speak Korean. However, here's my confusion: if a service (i.e. online game) did exist, but then all of the instances have stopped working (i.e. closed), does it become not-notable and deserve to be deleted? (I honestly don't know, so perhaps you could shed some lights on this) I'd say it's normal that the game won't be mention at all after its closure, but that also makes a problem on notability. Thank you. AnTimoATe (talk) 05:55, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Notability is not temporary, so if there was significant coverage in reliable sources to establish notability when the game did exist then the article would be ok. However at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/O2Jam it was decided that such significant coverage was not available.
If you could find such significant coverage then the decision could be reassessed, but that could not be found while the article was being discussed so that is why it was deleted. Davewild (talk) 06:51, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

UNDELETE Legal_challenges_to_the_Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act[edit]

You Are Deleting History and are a pawn of the government!! Leave a trace or record of the previous page in history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.11.228.250 (talk) 09:47, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

The consensus at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Legal challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was clear that the article should be deleted as the topic is already covered at Constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, where I see you are already editing. As such the page will not be undeleted and you should discuss on the talk page of Constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act any changes you think should be made on that page, not create a separate article on the same topic. Davewild (talk) 17:53, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Grace Sai[edit]

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FYI: the article author has taken this to deletion review. S/he notified me, not you, though I simply G7-deleted an early version which had been blanked with edit summary "Created by mistake, apologies". JohnCD (talk) 09:30, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I assume the above notice that was added to the top of my talk page was about the same deletion, as there is no discussion I can see at either WP:AN or WP:AN/I. I think my closure of the AFD was correct, but we will see if others agree at deletion review. Davewild (talk) 16:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Could use your opinion[edit]

This article (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading) could use your opinion. TheGracefulSlick (talk) 14:39, 25 April 2015

No idea why you brought this to me, not a topic I normally comment on AFDs about, so won't be doing so in this case. Davewild (talk) 21:05, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

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big error[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Brattleboro_Free_Folk_Festival_(2nd_nomination)

You made a big error unknowingly. Please correct your error of no censensus and delete. Davie2010 illegally removed my comments. As a result his comments should be removed so it would be a reasonably clear delete. Then you should block Davie for removing comments and votes from an AFD.Deepavali 2014 (talk) 06:23, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

AFDs are closed on the basis of strength of argument based on policy/guidelines not just numbers. The argument by Davey2010, supported by C.Fred, was based on the notability guidelines, while yours (even if it had not been removed) and Dharahara's were not and so were given little weight in my closure. As such there was no consensus on whether an article was merited. Davey2010 posted on your talk page explaining why he removed your comment and LibStar explained that you can't close AFDs as delete. Davewild (talk) 07:15, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Sounds like you were not aware of the removal of my comments and vote until I told you. My new question to you is that it is ok and not subject to block if I remove someone's AFD comments? Say it isn't so. You should block Davie2010 for his vandalism and illegal — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deepavali 2014 (talkcontribs) 12:55, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Davey2010 posted on your talk page explaining why they removed the comment, giving you the opportunity to to re-add the comment to the AFD. If they had removed the comment in bad faith or not explained why they they removed the comment or did this repeatedly, then it would be worth telling them to stop. That is not the case here, we do not block users when they act in good faith, blocking is to stop disruption/protect the encyclopedia. Davewild (talk) 20:47, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

How did you delete Prasant Maths and Prasant score calculator pages?[edit]

Sorry but where is the apologies from the moderators for abusing numerology, maths and prasant? how could you delete the pages before that? And where is a clear consensus? few fake persons created accounts and nominated the pages for deletion, but this is pure fraud. And when a proper reference had been added, how could wiki delete the pages? your team had answered to none of my questions. and you are not deleting gabbar is back page... what is this double standard ness, plz clarify in detail?SillyLilies (talk) 10:18, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Please do not accuse others of fraud or of abuse or being fake persons. This deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Prasant Maths took place as a standard deletion discussion for wikipedia, with normal wikipedia editors deciding that the article did not meet wikipedia's policies and guidelines such as the main notability guideline.
It can be upsetting to see your contributions deleted but this does happen every day for many articles on wikipedia. There are also articles that have problems that need working on or will at some point also be deleted so pointing to other articles that may have issues is not helpful. Of course it would be great if you could help improve any of these other articles, or you can nominated for deletion articles that cannot be improved. Davewild (talk) 16:53, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

No consensus close without a relist[edit]

Re: WP:Articles for deletion/Vu Digital, I would have thought that an AFD would not be closed as no consensus until it had been relisted at least once. There were only 5 !votes at the page; an extra week could have built a better consensus. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 12:23, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Given the amount of deletion discussions that need to get relists every day, I judged per WP:RELIST that there had been arguments based on policy that expressed differing positions on notability without consensus, so it was appropriate to close it as no consensus (though I did consider closing it as keep as that argument looked to have the better of the discussion, but decided the delete arguments were strong enough to push it over into no consensus). Relists are not meant to just be a substitute to no consensus, but only where there has been insufficient reasonable views expressed, and 5 views nowadays is not bad for AFD unfortunately. I also note it did get almost 9 days at AFD, not just the minimum 7 days. Davewild (talk) 12:34, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Just a quick note to thank you for finding and listing this article in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Loganair Flight 670. I looked all over and never found the pilots names, now I can add them. Samf4u (talk) 21:29, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for the note. Davewild (talk) 21:43, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Atmospheres 第1, Atmospheres 第2, and Atmospheres 第3[edit]

I noticed the musician article for Eco Virtual was deleted per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Eco Virtual, but all three of the articles were deleted despite not being nominated?--DrWho42 (talk) 08:03, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

You will have to contact User:Shirt58 as they deleted the three Atmospheres articles, I only deleted the Eco Virtual article as per the AFD disucssion. It looks like they cited the WP:A9 speedy deletion criteria as the rationale for deletion. Davewild (talk) 16:54, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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Goldsboro Web Development[edit]

Aiyee, I accidentally edited this apparently after you'd closed it -- so sorry! Should I go undo, or just leave it? Not sure how I missed that it was closed at the time, as I didn't get an edit conflict. valereee (talk) 16:00, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Not a real issue either way, but I have removed the comment just to keep everything clear about what the debate was like when I made the closure. Davewild (talk) 16:06, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mindanao Express[edit]

Hello you recently closed the AfD for Mindanao Express. As an uninvolved party in the AfD, I was wondering if the recent indefinite block for Philippine Adventurer for sockpuppetry would have changed the outcome as he was one of the strongest supporters for keeping it. Winner 42 Talk to me! 17:57, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, but I think the comments by Slashme and RioHondo were sufficient to maintain it at no consensus. Philippine Adventurer comment was the weakest keep and while without his opinion the numbers are move in favour of deletion, by strength of argument it is still just at no consensus from my reading of the discussion. Davewild (talk) 18:07, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. Winner 42 Talk to me! 19:34, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Charitha Herath[edit]

Hello Dave!

Thanks your your attention at WP:AfD. Wikipedia appreciates your help in relisting debates. However I have clue of why you relisted the debates on the above AfD because consensus seemed to be clear since the subject notability had been established by the multiple independent non-trivial reliable sources provided in the course of the debate. Relisting of such debates seemed to be unnecessary. In the future, do not re-list debates where consensus appears clear. Thanks! Wikigyt@lk to M£ 18:50, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

I have closed the AFD as keep. At the time I relisted the nominator still looked to be arguing for deletion after your changes and comment and another editor was backing them up. Only you and one other editor supported keeping, given that I relisted to see if other editors agreed that the sources you had found were sufficient to establish notability. So I did not see that as being "debates where consensus appears clear".
However given that the other editor has now changed their position to support keeping, the consensus is now clear so I have closed it as keep. Davewild (talk) 19:02, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
We normally weigh consensus at WP:AfD and that is why the relisting and closing of such debates is often left for sysop or experienced editors. I didn't check the edit history of the AfD before I left a note here and that's why I felt that the debate was relisted after a clear consensus. Thanks for closing the debate. Wikigyt@lk to M£ 19:30, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for undeletion of the article Andrey Davydov[edit]

Hello. On 15 May 2015 you closed the AfD discussion and deleted the article Andrey Davydov with “The result was delete.” and no additional explanation. I am requesting undeletion of this article and user Orange Mike to withdraw his nomination for the following reasons:

  1. User Orange Mike stated: “Advertisement for non-notable fringe/crackpot writer, full of self-published works and utter nonsense which has apparently not gained traction sufficient to make him a notable fringe writer. So: both shameless advertisement AND non-notable BLP.” This statement includes: uncivilized form of expressions, false accusations, personal attacks, personal views, statements unsupported by actual facts, no specific explanations. “Advertisement”, “Non-notable”, “shameless advertisement”, etc. are not supported by factual examples and therefore are his personal views. “crackpot writer”, “utter nonsense”, “non-notable BLP”, etc. are personal attacks and groundless accusations.
  2. User Joseph2302 stated: “Clearly WP:PROMO, and most references are to his own books, which are primary sources. As a result, fails WP:GNG and WP:BIO,” but failed to support his personal view as he has not provide any specific factual examples. Moreover, “most references are to his own books, which are primary sources” is a false statement, which proves that the Joseph2302 failed to examine the article and references to academic publications.
  3. User John Pack Lambert stated: “Article on a promoter of fringe theories that lacks the quality of sources we require for fringe theorist.” This user and admin Orange Mike are not qualified to comment on biographies of researchers as they appear to be unaware of the fact that unlike Andrey Davydov, “promoters of fringe theories” are not allowed to speak at international academic conferences and are not members of scientific communities.
  4. User Мандичка stated: “if it's true he was granted political asylum because of persecution from the FSB that would general signal notability, but this is highly dubious/silly.“ “is highly dubious/silly” is not supported by factual examples and therefore are personal views. Also, user failed to examine the article and check referenced material that includes confirmation of that Andrey Davydov was granted political asylum in U.S. due to persecution by FSB.
  5. All other contributors to the discussion also expressed only their personal views, and not a single comment that was made was supported by factual examples.
  6. A publication made on the basis of a Philosophical Congress and held by an academic library is an indication of scientific research. As already stated above, “promoters of fringe theories” are not allowed to speak at academic conferences. The participants failed to notice the following citation, which includes a link to the University of Michigan library http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/003947324 where this publication is available for verification (it is also available at multiple academic libraries (globally) – refer to http://www.worldcat.org/title/chelovek-filosofiia-gumanizm-pervyi-rossiiskii-filosofskii-kongress/): Fedoruk, V. V.; Davydov, A. N. (1998) [Composed 1997]. Corr. of ru:Российская_академия_образования L. A. Verbitskaya; Assoc. Prof. B. G. Sokolova, eds. Шань Хай Цзин — Своеобразный Каталог Психо-физической Структуры Человека? [Is Shan Hai Jing The Original Catalog Of Psychophysiological Human Structure?]. First Russian Philosophical Congress. Human Being – Philosophy – Humanism (in Russian). Volume VII. Philosophy and Human Problem. St. Petersburg: SPSU Publishing House. pp. 355-357. ISBN 9785288018947. B4231.R6751997. Archived from the original on September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

Please undelete the article Andrey Davydov so I could make the following improvements to it:

  1. Add 2 references to citation in number 6 above: Шань Хай Цзин — Своеобразный Каталог Психо-физической Структуры Человека? [Is Shan Hai Jing The Original Catalog Of Psychophysiological Human Structure?]. University of Michigan (in Russian). Human Being – Philosophy – Humanism. First Russian Philosophical Congress. Volume VII. Philosophy and Human Problem (St. Petersburg: SPSU Publishing House). 1997. pp. 355-357. B4231.R6751997. Retrieved 24 September 2014. (subscription required (help)).  AND Davydov, Andrey (1997). "First Russian Philosophical Congress. Human Being – Philosophy – Humanism, Vol. VII: Is Shan Hai Jing The Original Catalog Of Psychophysiological Human Structure?". WorldCat (in Russian). Available at multiple libraries (globally): SPSU Publishing House. pp. 355–357. Archived from the original (PRINT BOOK: CONFERENCE PUBLICATION) on 1998. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. Add the following two files in support of the statement that Andrey Davydov was granted political asylum in the United States due to persecution by the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB, former KGB): File:Andrey_Davydov’s_Declaration_In_Support_Of_Asylum_Application.jpg and File:Andrey_Davydov's_Asylum_Approval.jpg
  3. Add the following two references in support of the statement that Andrey Davydov has published articles about the Catalog in Russian magazines owned by Bauer Media Group: Davydov, Andrey (2003). Листая "Каталог Гор И Морей" [Leafing Through The Catalog Of Mountains And Seas]. Oracle (in Russian). Moscow: Bauer Media Group. 12, pp. 18-30.  AND Davydov, Andrey (2011). Каталог Гор И Морей [Catalog Of Mountains And Seas]. Oracle (in Russian). Moscow: Bauer Media Group. 19, pp. 6-30. 
  4. Add .jpg files (scans) of 2 articles in 3 above.
  5. Add the following reference (the link in which contains a path to full recordings) in support of the statement that between 2005 and 2006 results of Andrey Davydov’s research was presented on television: "Olga Skorbatyuk presenting the discovery of the Catalog of Human Population on Russian Television". Human Population Academy. 2014 [Series of presentations appeared on Russian TV channel Stolitsa and channel Ladies Club Television (Sexual Revolution program) in 2005 and 2006]. 
  6. Add the following quote: "…The most luminous were reports by … A. Davydov about the program that he developed, which opens up the best, but often hidden qualities of a human…" to reference Umorov, Igor (10 July 2002). "Человечеству Отпущено Только Три Года" [Humanity Has Only Three Years]. Archive of Parlamentskaya Gazeta (Newspaper). Sphere of Reason (in Russian). Moscow: Parlamentskaya Gazeta. #129 (1008), para. 4. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

Thank you in advance for your consideration. KateBazilevsky (talk) 00:34, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

The consensus of the AFD Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Andrey Davydov was clear, with no support for keeping the article, and so there was no need for me to add any comment explaining the reason why the debate was closed as delete. AFD's see editors give their opinion based on wikipedia's policies and guidelines on whether articles should be deleted or not and there was nothing unusual in the opinions given for deletion.
I can only assume (given what you have uploaded) you must have a relationship of some sort with the subject of the article from the above so I strongly urge you to read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest especially the WP:COS section. You should not be creating articles where you have a conflict of interest.
I am also not seeing anything new above that demonstrates the subject of this article meets the main notability guideline - WP:GNG. In order to meet that guideline there must be significant coverage (not just mentions) of the subject from secondary sources (not tied to the subject) such as newspapers, journals or books.
As such I cannot delete the article. You are welcome to take this to WP:Deletion Review if you feel this is incorrect, or you can come back to me if you have not got a conflict of interest and you have new evidence showing why the notability guideline is met. Davewild (talk) 18:28, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Deletion review for Andrey Davydov[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Andrey Davydov. 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. KateBazilevsky (talk) 02:21, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. Davewild (talk) 07:00, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Allied Wallet[edit]

Done, history of the article restored. There was no deleted history of the talk page. Davewild (talk) 18:04, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

2015 Reclaim Brixton protest[edit]

Hi, I am the creator of the now deleted 2015 Reclaim Brixton protest article, deleted after discussion here. I cannot see how deletion can be justified given the large number of UK and foreign sources used at the article, including comment articles which clearly establish notability. The deletion discussion was very poor unfortunately and seemed to simply function as a vote. AusLondonder (talk) 00:01, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm not seeing why the discussion was very poor, apart from the final delete opinion, which I did not give much weight to. Consensus was clear that editors saw the article as not meeting the WP:EVENT notability guideline and the WP:NOTNEWS policy, with a quite good participation level compared to many AFDs. As such I don't see how I could have closed the discussion as anything other than for deletion.
I see on the talk page of the AFD that you have already indicated you intend to take it to Deletion Review, which of course you are welcome to do. Davewild (talk) 06:47, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Two of the editors who voted delete have shown little prior interests in such subjects. One has unsuccessfully mass nominated book articles I created for deletion, the other has reported me to ANI and suggested I be permanently blocked (despite me creating 57 articles), something no one gave much weight to. It seems highly likely they found the discussion via me and voted accordingly. I believe the article met WP:EVENT. It received significant, in-depth coverage including opinion pieces. It meets WP:GEOSCOPE, WP:DIVERSE and WP:INDEPTH. There is no evidence it will not meet WP:LASTING.

Not to mention the dozens of local, UK and international sources at the article. AusLondonder (talk) 09:16, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Just because editors had not contributed to an area before is irrelevant to an AFD discussion. Considering the article I'm not seeing anything that adds to what was already rejected by those who contributed to the AFD, as such I can't unilaterally overturn those views (even if I agreed). I think you should consider the reply on the talk page of the AFD in reply to your comment - Wikipedia talk:Articles for deletion/2015 Reclaim Brixton protest. Otherwise as I said above feel free to take it to Deletion Review, but I would check WP:DRVPURPOSE first. Davewild (talk) 10:02, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

List of games with prerendered backgounds[edit]

Hi, can I at least access the text of the page you've just deleted somehow? list of games with prerendered backgounds  TVippy  19:45, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

I have userfied the article to User:TVippy/List of games with prerendered backgrounds as requested. You can't keep it in userspace indefintely, so once you have finished with it you can request it's deletion by adding {{db-u1}} to the page. Davewild (talk) 20:11, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

What happens if I don't delete it? Can I access the stats for the deleted page? When it was created, the number of edits - stuff like that? TVippy  20:15, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

If the userpage stays around indefinitely, at some point someone will nominate it for deletion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion and it will be deleted. See WP:STALEDRAFT for details of this.
All of the history of the article is available at the copy in your userspace, so you should be able to find anything you require there. To preserve attribution the history has to be present. Davewild (talk) 20:51, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Alicat Scientific[edit]

Hello, I created the page Alicat Scientific, which you have deleted. Please see my contest of deletion on the page. Also, I am a new editor to Wikipedia and this was my first page, any constructive feedback you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!SarahatAlicat (talk) 23:04, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, When writing about organisations or companies you need to meet the relevant wikipedia notability guideline Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) (you should read the Primary Criteria section in particular on that link). This means that articles must show that companies have significant coverage in reliable secondary sources in order to establish notability.
As written the article gave no indication of it's significance, giving primarily just a list of it's products (which wikipedia would not normally have anyway).
If you think you can rewrite the article to meet the notability guideline then I can restore the article to the draft namespace where you can work on it to improve it, before it is moved back to main article space once ready - see Wikipedia:Drafts. Davewild (talk) 07:19, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

incomplete deletion[edit]

00:39, 21 May 2015 Davewild (talk | contribs) deleted page OC&C Strategy Consultants (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/OC&C Strategy Consultants closed as delete)

Pls delete the nonfree File:OC&C Official Logo 2011.jpg as well. Staszek Lem (talk) 23:44, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

I hope you know that when deleting articles, you must start from handling images and then clean the backlinks, which, in cas of nn businesses, are just spam. Staszek Lem (talk) 23:46, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

I have speedy deleted the image per the F5 speedy deletion criteria. Davewild (talk) 06:35, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

BadgerGoldenChampion.jpg For all the terrific work you've done expanding articles, such as the East Dorset Election without hesitation, deviation or repetition (or socialist/centralising bias) you deserve a good beer. All the very best. - Adam37 Talk 18:48, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks very much. Davewild (talk) 19:19, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Deleted Article[edit]

Hi dear, I just saw that you have deleted an article i created (18:26, 15 May 2015 Davewild (talk | contribs) deleted page Maharaja Mohammad Adam Khan XIX (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Maharaja Mohammad Adam Khan XIX closed as delete) , Well as you know i am a new editor here and i was updating the article , It was not complete but it was deleted without me in the discussion , It was not further discussed and i was searching for more solid references and links but when i saw the article it was already deleted , please can you undone the deletion so that i can update it with accurate and solid reference . Thank You hoping for a positive reply . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rak19 (talkcontribs)

Hi, the article was deleted after a discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Maharaja Mohammad Adam Khan XIX where consensus was that the article did not meet the main notability guideline. These discussions last for at least 7 days (as this one did) and anyone can participate. Can you point me towards some significant coverage in reliable secondary sources to address this concern about failing the notability guideline?
If you can I will happily userfy the article to your userspace where you improve the article and then resubmit it (perhaps through Wikipedia:Articles for creation) once it is ready, the concerns from the above discussion have been addressed with notability demonstrated. Davewild (talk) 17:18, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

New Brooke De lench article[edit]

Hi Davewild, Following the AFD discussion about the article “Brooke de Lench”, I noticed that you deleted it. According to this discussion, it appears that the subject is notable indeed and that it should be recreated from scratch. This is what I am attempting to do with this new version in my sandbox. Would you mind taking a look at it and moving it to article space if you think it is OK? Many thanks. Hansi667 (Neighbor Of The Beast) a penny for your thoughts? 13:08, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Not had time on here for last 24 hours, will have a look this evening. Davewild (talk) 06:36, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
I had a look and it is a much improved version from the one that was deleted, so would not be eligible for speedy deletion as a recreation of deleted content. As such I have moved it to mainspace and if anyone thinks it should be deleted they can renominate it at AFD.
I had to delete and restore your sandbox in order to avoid a lot of irrelevant history being moved to article space when I moved it. The sandbox is back now just not with the revisions on Brooke de Lench, which are in the history of the new article. Davewild (talk) 17:29, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Deletion review for Dilemma of determinism[edit]

Piotrniz (talk · contribs) has asked for a deletion review of Dilemma of determinism. 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. —Cryptic 23:06, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Davewild (talk) 06:28, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

message for you left at Libcom.org afd[edit]

This comment was left post-closing. I've since reverted. This is just a heads up in case you want to respond to the user. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I have commented on the IP's talk page asking them to come here and discuss the AFD, although I don't know if they will see my comment. Davewild (talk) 16:01, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Consensus[edit]

How did you find consensus here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jon Simanton? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 16:40, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure how much I can add to my closure comment "SilverSurfingSerpant is a blocked sockpuppet and as such his view is discounted. As the article has had 7 days to be improved, the argument that it should be given time to improve has little weight. Therefore the delete arguments showing the article fails the two applicable notability guidelines have the consensus here."
Per WP:ROUGH CONSENSUS, the consensus at an AFD is not found just by counting the number of supporters for each side, but the strength of argument for each side must be considered and, after discounting the opinion of the blocked sockpuppet, the numbers and arguments for deletion were clearly stronger and I judged there was a rough consensus for deletion. Davewild (talk) 16:55, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I disagree. Your comment states: "As the article has had 7 days to be improved, the argument that it should be given time to improve has little weight." That makes it sound like if the article had been improved in the past seven days, then perhaps consensus would have been different and notability established. If that were the case (in an AfD debate), I would have worked on the article in the past seven days. Since it had the potential to be deleted, I did not waste my time to work on it, until after the deletion question was settled. So, I don't understand. The content of the article (whether or not it was improved in the last seven days) is a different question than whether or not the person is notable. That is, the question of whether to keep or delete an article is a different question than the question of what the article content should be. No? Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 18:18, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
In that sentence what I am saying (without pulling out one editor) is that the argument made at the AFD "Give it time to expand. That's what Wikipedia's for after all", was given little weight in my judgement of the consensus of the discussion, as it did not address the discussion about whether the article could meet the notability guidelines. Davewild (talk) 18:37, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 20:58, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Libcom.org[edit]

Hi, You deleted Libcom.org after the deletion discussion. However, apart from the nom, there was only two delete votes and one keep. One of the delete votes was by a blocked sockpuppet, the other was by an editor who appears to be engaged in WP:WIKIHOUNDING of me, having unsucessfully nominated a large number of articles I have created for deletion, and constantly voting the opposite to me in discussion which he has shown little prior interest (ie sole keep here. I don't think the discussion should have been closed as delete, at least not yet. AusLondonder (talk) 00:47, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

I have restored the article and relisted the AFD. An IP user had posted on the AFD about the blocked sockpuppet, which I had not spotted when I closed it originally and combined with your comment, think it is best that it is given another seven days so more people can comment. Without that opinion (that I have now struck) it would have been close whether I would have closed the AFD or relisted, so in view of requests I have relisted. Davewild (talk) 07:28, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

AfD irregularity[edit]

Asking you this as the admin involved at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/One hour translation. It looks like one or maybe both of the keep !votes there (which may have been a factor in your relisting it) are confirmed or soon-to-be-confirmed socks. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Reuvengrish. I'm not sure what is supposed to happen now. Should I tag the bad accounts in the AfD or something? Thx. — Brianhe (talk) 04:43, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

As HelenBay was confirmed as a sockpuppet their comments have already been struck by someone else, just after you posted here. I have added a link on the AFD to the sockpuppet investigation so whoever closes the AFD (not me!) can check it before making the close. In general blocked sockpuppets opinions are struck on AFDs, but as the nominator it was sensible for you not to do this yourself to avoid any appearance of wrongdoing. Davewild (talk) 07:40, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Albury[edit]

So.intense1 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)
Perhaps this edit should be revert deleted? Cheers Ping me with {{u|Jim1138}} and sign "~~~~" or message me on my talk page. 07:52, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

I have revision deleted both of his edits to Albury, as I think they do meet the criteria. Thanks for suggesting this. Davewild (talk) 07:59, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Ping me with {{u|Jim1138}} and sign "~~~~" or message me on my talk page. 08:01, 31 May 2015 (UTC)