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Deletion of Swecha[edit]

Hi [User:FreeRangeFrog],

                      You´ve deleted the page [Swecha], showing copyright infringement as your reason for deletion.

[ 06:16, 15 July 2014 FreeRangeFrog (talk | contribs) deleted page Swecha (G12: Unambiguous copyright infringement of ] This is gentle reminder to recheck the copyright status of the page, as it is published in Creative Commons 4.0 Licence now ! Can it be republished now ? Respond ASAP, hope to hear from you soon !!! Ranjithraj 11:35, 5 August 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ranjithraj (talkcontribs)

I distinctly remember looking at the front page of that website in response to a comment in the talk page and seeing "Copyright..." at the bottom, which is why I deleted it. Let's step back for a moment from the copyright violation - I very much doubt this organization meets the notability guidelines which can end up causing the deletion in any case. But, you can re-create it if you wish. I'd rather not restore a potential copyvio and if the text comes from the website then all you need to do is paste it again. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:46, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Autism Research Institute[edit]

Thanks for all your help on this! I did warn that it might be contentious didn't I? ;-)

But boy have things changed quickly with all this talk of respect and trust going on on my talk page. That's actually the second or third time someone blatantly said they feel an organization is corrupt and evil, yet we ended getting into a positive collaborative situation in spite of it. Wikipedia is an amazing place sometimes.

I have put together a stub on the Talk page and would appreciate any input. Thanks again! CorporateM (Talk) 17:42, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

@CorporateM: Will take a look and comment there. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:47, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Once it's cleaned up a bit, I think that will make it easier to re-visit the AfD discussion. Out of the 14 sources, about 4 are primary sources and 2-3 are brief mentions or an interview, leaving about six strong sources. After the page is cleaned up a bit, I'll re-review those six and put a neutral post together RE whether the page should be renamed to Defeat Autism Now!, merged with Rimland, deleted or kept as is. CorporateM (Talk) 16:58, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kadir Berk Kapancı[edit]

Hi. Another user removed content in the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kadir Berk Kapancı AfD discussion (diff) with the rationale (stated in the page's Revision history), "discussion infringes personal rights and could be subject to a lawsuit under Turkish law". I have restored the title and links to retain context. Since you closed the discussion, I'll leave it to you to decide if the remaining content should be restored. NorthAmerica1000 09:01, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for performing the formal courtesy blanking there. NorthAmerica1000 17:07, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
@Northamerica1000: No problem. I was about to block the account for legal threats but I suppose this will be the last we'll hear from them, so I don't think it's worth it. Thanks for the heads up. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:13, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Quincy Timberlake redux[edit]

I find I have an e-mail asking for the page to be deleted (didn't check my e-mail before work).

Also, the editor has blanked the declined unblock request again; but I believe there was recently a big to-do about whether editors can blank those, and many admins believe they should be permitted to do so. In any event, he's replaced it with a curious statement. So perhaps one of us should AfD the article, although I believe it will be kept. As the person who added the music section, I'd like to ask you to check those sources: they appear to me to be as strong as most of the sources used in the article, and I left out BLP-infringing stuff, as with other wources we have both examined; however, the editor is claiming that section is inaccurate, so please see whether you agree with my inclusion of that section.

I do believe we gave him enough warning. Yngvadottir (talk) 15:14, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

@Yngvadottir: Hey, I was the one that suggested he wasn't notable to begin with! Face-grin.svg My problem with the AFD is that I think it will be kept based on Ghits if nothing else. AFD participation is getting worse every day unless the topic happens to be very visible and I fear it will be a waste of time. But if you think it's worth it, let's do it. Regarding the music section, if I go by basic intuition I'd say it bothers them/him because of the apparent questions about the subject's early life. With that said, I really have no objection to that being removed. In reality many of the sources in that article were iffy to begin with, because the guy's notability is tabloid-ish as it is. If anything the article is still doing him a favor. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:28, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes. I don't want to AfD it because I believe it would be a waste of everybody's time - even if we nominate it as a proxy for him. I would have to vote "weak keep", for instance; I think the guy meets GNG. I put in the music section because historically that claim had been made in the article, and I did find sources; if the article is kept I'd rather it still have that section for completeness' sake with respect to the sources that are out there. With only a couple of exceptions (such as his wife's concern for people's everyday lives in her radio work), I think we now have an article that reflects the sources without repeating allegations. If there are less tabloidish Kenyan newspapers, it would be nice to rely more heavily on those, but we also have a quite respectable radio station in there. She's probably more notable, but I don't believe that rules out our also having an article on him. And at this point the conflicts between his article and Hellon's have been minimised, because we've both been taking care to support everything. And I don't believe either article violates BLP, which has of course been a major concern. It doesn't look as though he's going to make another unblock request, so I am thinking of moving his message to the bottom of the page and responding to it suggesting that if he has independent sources - not statements from the guy's lawyer or the guy himself - that demonstrate the music section or any other part of the current article to be false, he should put them there on his talk page. Who knows, he may have some. And pointing out to him that the unblock template contains the instructions for making another unblock request, and if he decides he wants to, he should look in the history for that. Does that sound fair? Or would you rather respond yourself, as blocking admin? Parts of that statement he made, I don't even follow - have you looked at it?? Yngvadottir (talk) 18:01, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
@Yngvadottir: I think we are in agreement regarding the content, yes. As it stands now, we have the article we can have given the available sources. re the unblock request, that sounds good, especially since I originally blocked. I think the level of English proficiency is too low compared to the way the article was written. Perhaps the person behind the account was being provided with the material by someone else (likely the subject). You can try and ask if they have other sources (it never occurred to me that there might be sources in other languages, like maybe Swahili), and perhaps we can use those instead. Otherwise like I said before, I wouldn't mind simply removing that section and the musician mention in the lede. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:10, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, have left my response, pinging you. I don't want to speculate about who wrote what, I really don't. BLP issues, for one thing, plus he's already blocked and seems to have given up on the unblock template. Sigh. I will write her up after I clear a couple more tasks off my plate, unless someone else does first. Yngvadottir (talk) 18:33, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Good frog[edit]

I see your name pop up with admin options on my watchlist from time to time. Looks like you are doing a good job. But with the responsibility comes complaints, as the sections above demonstrate. Try not to let them bring you down and avoid kissing any princesses, lest they turn you into an a-hole. I'm happy with you as a frog. Two kinds of pork (talk) 00:14, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

@Two kinds of pork: Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate them very much. And yeah, the complaints pretty much come with the territory. Hopefully they'll never be about me actually screwing up Face-grin.svg §FreeRangeFrogcroak 02:19, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


I have looked at and noted the reasons you've deleted this page shortly after it was posted. The article is written from a point of neutrality as it is not intended to promote or advertise the blog. I am going to add a section of why it is important.

Do you have any specific reasons as to why you see it was for promotion or advertising, that you can point out in the text?

If you don't, then I will recreate the page and add a section with it's importance/significance in the article.

Best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:1:2380:132:140F:FDD0:C5AB:4F30 (talk) 19:29, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

The entire article was written in a promotional and inappropriate tone. Wikipedia is not a listing of websites and businesses, and aside from asserting a measure of minimal importance to avoid being speedily deleted, topics must meet the notability guidelines. Furthermore, I assume you are associated with the website in question, so you will want to read this before you do anything else around here. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 19:35, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


I will add the importance to the article and re-submit it. Please drop links that will help me add a more neutral tone of voice to the article; again, it wasn't written to promote or market this website. It's very important for the blogging world, as he's done and doing things that have never been done online before. There is no conflict of interest as I am not a paid contributor. Drjones890 (talk) 18:49, 9 August 2014 (UTC)


Admin deleted it. --Jersey92 (talk) 03:22, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Terry Reintke[edit]

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Why Did you delete me?[edit]

I am just trying to submit an image of a bayou in Louisiana. How is this "Promotion"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danynuge (talkcontribs) 00:51, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I left an explanation in your talk page. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 02:39, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Deleted page - Silverray123[edit]

Hey FreeRangeFrog,

I saw today that you deleted the article I started working on yesterday. It is about a real Israeli progressive metal band Stormy Atmosphere, with real facts that have proofs and not some kind of an advertisement. I didn't have enough time to finish it yesterday, there are pictures, links and references to be placed, and probably something is done wrong by me, but it's my first article in wiki, I'm not experienced enough... I only ask for an ability not to start from scratch, but to continue editing the page I've started creating from the point I stopped yesterday. I'm sure you understand the situation and hope to get a second chance.

Thank you in advance,

Silverray — Preceding unsigned comment added by Silverray123 (talkcontribs) 05:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Silverray123: There are two problems here. One, you created an article on a userpage. That's not allowed. So regardless of the topic's merits, you should have used a sandbox or the draft namespace. Second, articles like those are kept depending on whether they meet the notability guidelines for inclusion, as detailed here. If you can prove that the band in question meets at least one of those points, I'll restore the content for you to work on. Please provide proof that there is significant coverage by reliable sources independent of the band itself. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 07:07, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Dear FreeRangeFrog,

Right, I saved the article in a wrong place. Planned to fix it of course, but didn't have time yesterday to get to 5he PC... Truly sorry for that, I'm still learning.

Here are some links to indipendent sources, that review the band and its activity within Israel and internationally: (I also have a scanned review of the band from "The Fireworks" magazine, but don't know how to send it here. If you like to see it, I'll be happy to send it to you, just please explain me how :) )

1. It's a famous Israeli metal webzine, that has an official album review on the bands' first album.

2. Another review by Israeli official Dream Theater independent blog.
3. It's an independent progressive album rating chart from 2009 that rates the bands' album 48 out of 100 prog albums released globally in that year.
4. Official bands' album review by the "MALS" distribution label company, the band is signed there.
5. Bands' review from international progressive music website.
6. Another progressive music page that reviews the band.
7. There is a printscreen of an official Israeli news website "Y-net" page from 2012, that reviews the bands' participation in "Metal Battle" international contest back then. Can send it to you with the scanned review of "The Fireworks" magazine mentioned before, if needed.
8. The band has official Facebook and MySpace pages for years, you can see from posts there that it has fans in Korea, Germany, South America, except Israel.
9. Stormy Atmosphere members were guests on Israeli radio stations few times, a month ago they were on TV, there's a video from "Good Morning Israel" TV-show, where they tell about a new album, which will be released this month: .

I hope this info is enough. Thank you very much for your time. It's an honor to be one of Wikipedia writers, I hope to get better in this with a time and avoid such misunderstandings in my future articles.

Truly yours,

Silverray — Preceding unsigned comment added by Silverray123 (talkcontribs) 08:08, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Silverray123: I've moved the content to User:Silverray123/sandbox and added a tag at the top you can use to submit for review. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:36, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Dear FreeRangeFrog,

Thank you very much for your help.

Have a great day!

Truly yours



Just to give you a heads up, User:Mistyolper is a sockpuppet of User:Votopic who you blocked indefinitely the other day. Koala15 (talk) 16:29, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Koala15: Blocked, tagged. All edits to other articles reverted. Thanks! §FreeRangeFrogcroak 16:39, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Black Chronicle -- Our History as News[edit]

Dear Free Range Frog,

I'd like to complete the entry we spoke of for Black Chronicle -- Our History as News -- my apologies, I've been unable to get back to it sooner! But I can't find the draft on your talk page. Can you direct me to it?

Many thanks!

Pidgebird — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pidgebird (talkcontribs) 19:00, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Pidgebird: You already have a sandbox here: User:Pidgebird/sandbox. I suggest using that and using the button at the top to submit when you're done. If you need assistance with editing in general, please go to the Teahouse. The folks there are very helpful. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 22:42, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Revival of a deleted article?[edit]

Don't know how to check that: JazbaWelfare. Thanks. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 22:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Why should I have a User Name?: Deleted. Thanks for the heads up. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 22:40, 12 August 2014 (UTC)


Do you think Mouna Ayoub is notable? --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 23:05, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

The existence of one or more authority control records is usually evidence that the subject is notable. When in doubt, usually the Village Pump is a good place to ask. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 23:09, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Centre HiFi[edit]

I will be recreating the page for Centre HiFi unless you have reason not to. I've updated the information to include to:

Centre Hi-Fi is a retailer of consumer electronics in Canada founded in 1984. As of January 2014, the company has a total of 27 retail locations in the province of Quebec, with its corporate headquarters located in Montreal. A locally owned and operated business for 30 years, Montrealers liken the success of Centre Hifi against American corporations such as Best Buy, Future Shop, Costco and Walmart to the city's own identity and autonomy battle with the rest of the English speaking country.

There's no reason this cultural retailer should not be on Wikipedia. There's a reason we call it Centre Hifi and not Hifi Center.

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See WP:CORP and WP:CSD#A7. Wikipedia has no obligation to carry an article about your company - we are not the yellow pages. But, if it meets those requirements, you are free to re-create it. If it doesn't, it will be deleted again. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 23:30, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Why u deleted my page[edit]

Why did u deleted my page — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:22, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, no idea which page you're talking about because you didn't say, and you're not logged in. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 01:44, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

stolen and missing moon rock[edit]

Subscript text Zackaryas (talk) 22:31, 13 August 2014 (UTC) Stolen and missing moon rocks


I am Zackaryas. I want to say that I agree with your opinion, regarding my response on Counterfeit rocks (Texas); his reasons agree as set forth in Db-u5. Rarely I find a person ready to hold an intelligent conversation, and also has very high ethicos concepts and self-respect as,to consider the truth above their personal convictions. . Usually when people do not meet these conditions, I do not talk with them and I contact the upper level. All right. I want to ask you that aticulo referring, in which quotes my name is cleared without delay. I argue that the reasons for this are: 1) Mr. Gutheinz, does not meet the necessary knowledge to make these claims. (Although in reality he said otherwise.) 2) This article qualify me as a scammer. This accusation does not have any support; I'm still waiting to be charged for that reason. (Nothing would make me happier.) 3) Therefore, this article attempting to damage my good name. 4) NASA never ordered eBay remove my ad ; even you, can see it in: 5) As you can see this whole article is a farce, so, this post meets the conditions for removal, under the "Criteria for redaction" (2). But if what is written there, it can be considered as "mere factual statements ..." then my statements also must be considered in the same way. Best regards

Sorry, I'm not sure what it is that you're saying. If you mean why your sandbox was deleted, it's because it was an inappropriate use of Wikipedia. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 01:46, 14 August 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your quick action on Talk:Brian Witzberger and for noting the more appropriate criterion. Donner60 (talk) 03:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

@Donner60: No problem, thanks for tagging it. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 03:23, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Sig Mejdal[edit]

I was wondering if you had time to take a look at a Request Edit I posted on the Talk page back in June that has apparently gone un-answered. Mainly it's regarding a substantial profile on him that came out in Sports Illustrated. Most of the information in that profile is already included using other sources, but it's the first strong source that provided an evaluation of his sabermetrics techniques (primarily that it is very effective, but de-humanizes players). Also, the article is currently in the GA review queue, but qualifies for a quick-fail due to the orphan tag, but I am not sure that there are any articles that should genuinely link to it. CorporateM (Talk) 04:49, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

@CorporateM: Will take a look over the weekend. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 08:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey, also do you think the "Autism Research Institute" page is ready to be stubbed into a "Defeat Autism Now!" page using the draft? The discussion seems to have died down/concluded. There were lots of opposes to the original ARI proposed draft, but all supports for the revised DAN! article. (not sure that much discussion about a marginally notable org was really needed). It's been over a month since I first drew attention to the article, so I'm just getting a little irritable by the wait. I was hoping even if it was kept after the AFD that someone would axe it without my having to do the whole draft/approval song and dance ;-) CorporateM (Talk) 01:22, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
!Ping! A friendly reminder RE the Sig Mejdal Request Edit you said you would take a look at last weekend if you had a chance. If you still have a minute to take a look, let me know. CorporateM (Talk) 13:56, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
@CorporateM: Done! Remember when I say "this weekend" I mean "sometime on Wednesday" Face-grin.svg If you have some suggestions for backlinks to remove the orphan tag, let me know and I'll add some as well. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:27, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I did a few searches for something like List of Sabermetrics professionals or Employees of the Houston Astros, but didn't find anything. CorporateM (Talk) 18:07, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
One idea might be something like adding to the Houston Astros page: "Sig Mejdal implemented the STOUT sabermetrics system (a combination of the words "scout" and "statistics") at the Houston Astros in 2012 and 2013. The system was criticized for de-humanizing players, but led to the Astro's farm system becaming ranked among the best in baseball.[1]"
I don't really like looking for plugs - feels spammy, but those dam orphan tags... CorporateM (Talk) 13:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  1. ^ Reiter, Ben. "Astro-Matic Baseball". SportsIllustrated. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 

Swapnil Bandodkar[edit]

Hi! You recently deleted the subject article as "WP:BLPPROD: Nominated for seven days with no reliable sources present in the article". Don't know how but it somehow did not get transcluded at the Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Article alerts which is watched by me and many others. Subject is an Indian playback singer. IMDb link, his interview and there will be various sources to include. Can you please undelete it? §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 08:37, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

@Dharmadhyaksha: Restored and copied here: User:Dharmadhyaksha/Swapnil Bandodkar. Not only was it unsourced, there's also the matter of actual notability. It could have been deleted as an A7 just as well. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 05:21, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
That's even better now. Will get to work on it in my time. Thanks a lot! §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 03:48, 18 August 2014 (UTC)


You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at SmileBlueJay97's talk page.

She has an article[edit]

Esther Arunga is now blue. I have left a note on the talk page about what I left out, including something I wound up cutting from Quincy Timberlake. None of the news outlets made it easy to search for anything except the story du jour, and I wanted to let her speak for herself as much as possible but had to note one inconsistency. I also wanted to give her credit for an award for which the only source I could find is craptastic. I'd appreciate if you'd cast an eye over it from the BLP angle. I was horrified to see Google serving up my draft to me when I searched for additional sources on specific points - please remind me to noindex any future BLP drafts. Yngvadottir (talk) 17:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

@Yngvadottir: Very nice! Excellent work. I always thought her notability was much more real than the husband's and it definitely shows in the more fleshed-out bio. And yeah, Google is extremely aggressive with the indexing of Wikipedia. Why do you think we're such a huge spam magnet Face-grin.svg I have it in my watchlist, will keep an eye on it. And I added the slide # to the Chat Awards ref. I agree it's a crappy source but the awards seem notable and serious. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:47, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Good, thanks! I did search Swahili Wikipedia, by the way, after noting one two-line article published in Swahili by one of our newspaper sources - nothing there, nothing else in Swahili coming up on Google, but that of course doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I believe I am one of Google's more puzzling users; they may well be trying to restrict the number of languages they show me, even if stuff is online. Yngvadottir (talk) 19:00, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Request for undeletion of Nicolas Galpin[edit]

Hello, I contact you to have more information about the deletion of Nicolas Galpin's page. I created it maybe with wrong way because i was new in wikipedia but all information in his page are right with references and article to show that. He is a professional football player, he played in youth Lille OSC academy. following all references I have : Profile on world database Profile on world database and market value article in Official club website about his signature of 5years contract Profile in Estonian football federation and there are also other references about trial in England team of Blackburn Rovers etc ... So I agree that i made this page in wrong way in first time but there is one way to repair this or to re-create this page please ? Thanks, Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Impomus (talkcontribs) 13:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

As it was mentioned here, the article was deleted by consensus because he did not meet the relevant inclusion guidelines. It's been a couple of weeks, did he suddenly meet them? If so, please create a request here. It has nothing to do with how the page was created, the basic requirement is that players must have played at least one game for a fully-professional league. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 21:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)


You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at SmileBlueJay97's talk page.

Htoo Foundation[edit]

I have noticed that you had deleted Htoo Foundation on 14 August 2014 because of G 12. Now the page is created again as Htoo foundation. Please delete or move to capital letter. Thank you. PhyoWP *click 16:30, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

@Phyo WP: It's not a copyvio (or an advert) anymore, so I just moved it to the correct casing. Not sure if you want to still nominate for AFD if it fails WP:ORG. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Andy Kurtzig[edit]

I went to add an article for Andy Kurtzig and I was informed that the page title was protected from being created. After reading the protection policy here Wikipedia:Protection policy, I came to you as it appears you were the last to delete it. Can you advise what needs to be done in order for the page to be created? The article is already completed and states a claim of notability (he is the founder of 3 notable companies) and has sources from Business Journals, Wall Street Journal, and Daily Finance. While some of the references speak more about his company than him, the majority of the references go into depth about him. Please advise what I need to do to have the page created. Thanks. --StevieSchm (talk) 03:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

@StevieSchm: Given the number of times this was deleted (including for copyright violations) and the fact that I assume you have a conflict of interest, I've placed a submission banner at the top of your draft. Please get that reviewed and approved by an AFC volunteer, and then let me know and I'll unprotect (or if I'm not available, you can request here). If indeed you have a conflict of interest, that should have been the way to go with the company article you created as well. See WP:PSCOI for examples of how to disclose your relationship to article subjects. Either way an independent review is a good idea. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:27, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I've noticed you have done alot of deleting lately, thanks. Bobherry talk 18:30, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
@Bobherry: Thank you! Wish it was less deleting and more creating, but that's what it is. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:32, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Your Welcome.Bobherry talk 18:36, 22 August 2014 (UTC)