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Speedy revert[edit]

Thanks for that. Not sure what happened as was nominating another article for speedy G1 something must've got lost in communication somewhere. Amortias (T)(C) 11:35, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

OK, The article had also been vandalised. GB fan 11:37, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Sidney friedfertig[edit]

Hi gb fan, I am curious why my page was deleted. Thanks, Sid friedfertig — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:30, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

The article, Sidney Friedfertig, was created 22:47, 9 April 2014 by Fshahar with absolutely no references of any kind. There was one edit by another editor that did not add anything to the article. Then Fshahar blanked the article 21:36, 12 April 2014. We believe that when the original and only significant contributor blanks an article they are requesting it be deleted. So I deleted based on that fact a few hours later. GB fan 21:56, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

The page was created by IDW publishing, my publisher. It linked from their Wikipedia page. My son and nephew, using fshahar, inserted content which I also thought did not add anything of value so I asked my son to delete the text with the intention of contributing facts to the page afterwards. He misunderstood and deleted the page entirely. May I ask you to undelete the page? I am the creator of Superman: The Silver Age Dailies, volumes one and two, soon to be three. Dean Mullaney, creative director of the Library of American comics, has called me Brooklyn's number one Superman collector in an Indiana newspaper. I assembled and put online ( 6 years of Superman newspaper daily strips that no one had seen for 60 years, stories comic fans have been clamoring for, for many years. Thanks for your help, I'm going to be 60 next month, this is very foreign to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

There are a couple of problems here. First, you, your publisher, your son nor your nephew should be editing an article about you. All of you have a conflict of interest and editing where you have a conflict of interest is highly discouraged. Next, from the way you wrote your response above it appears that your publisher, son and nephew are sharing one account, Fshahar. That is not allowed, each person must have their own account. I would suggest you use the articles for creation process. Then an experienced editor will review the article to see if it meets our inclusion guideline before putting it in the mainspace. A couple of other things you should read before starting the article, Wikipedia:Your first article, Help:Referencing for beginners and Wikipedia:Notability (people). GB fan 00:17, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

I wasn't clear. My son and nephew did, not IDW. I'll follow the guidelines as you suggest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:24, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Also, I wasn't accurate when I said that IDW created my page. I assumed they did because I first saw the link to my page when I visited IDW's page. I really don't know who created it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:41, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

In my first response above, I told you who created the article, "The article, Sidney Friedfertig, was created 22:47, 9 April 2014 by Fshahar." That is why, when you said the article was created by your publisher, I thought they were using that account also. GB fan 00:46, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Oklahoma Sooners football, 1970-79[edit]

You just denied my speedy deletion request on Oklahoma Sooners football, 1970–79. How is that not acceptable criteria to delete it? Literally every single piece of information on that article is already on ten others. The only reason that article exists is because the rest of those articles didn't use to. Now they ALL do, so there's no reason to have that article. There's a reason we don't have Oklahoma Sooners football, 1960–69, Oklahoma Sooners football, 1980–89, Oklahoma Sooners football, 1990–99, or Oklahoma Sooners football, 2000–10. Kobra98 (talk) 02:30, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

I never said it wasn't an acceptable criterion to delete it, I said it was not a valid speedy deletion criterion. You requested it be deleted under speedy deletion. Speedy deletion is a way of deleting pages that require no discussion. The community has approved specific criterion that admins can use to delete pages. The page up for deletion must fall into one of those specific narrow criterion. In this case, the reason you gave is not one of those specific criterion. The closest one would be WP:A10, but it fails that one since the article wasn't recently created. You can still nominate it using WP:PROD with the reason you gave and it will be deleted in 7 days unless someone objects. GB fan 10:51, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Regarding removal of MediaWiki Hackathon IITB 2014[edit]

Hi as per the norm mentioned in Article "with the exception of educational institutions" I would like to mention this event is being organized at Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay,IITB Mumbai for the students. As this page was not fully loaded with the content before the filling all the details it was deleted, may I know which policies was violated and what can be done to restore the page? - Harish satpute (talk)

An article about an educational institution is ineligible for deletion under WP:A7. Since this was an article about an event and not an article about the institutional event that is putting on the event, the exclusion does not apply. I deleted the page because what was there did not make any claim to significance. The article said it was going to happen and gave a schedule for the event. Then editors were signing the article saying they were going to come to the event. For an article to be created you would need to show that reliable sources have noticed the event and have provided significant coverage. Even then most of the information that was on the page I deleted would not be acceptable. We would not publish the schedule unless the reliable sources actually discuss the schedule and it is the subject of commentary. The same goes for the list of editors that are attending the event. Without those two things the only thing left is that the event will happen and where, nothing that says the event is significant. GB fan 15:31, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Well this is my first time posting an article about an event didn't know that it required 'any claim to significance' but before I could add the details of who is going it represent from Wikipedia community for this event the page was removed so I would like to request that this page should be restored so that significant details can be added.- Harish satpute (talk) 03:59, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
I will not restore the article. There is nothing really to restore. Most of the page does not belong in an encyclopedia article. The schedule of events and the list of signatures of editors that will be attending do not belong. That leaves the facts when and where it will happen plus the purpose of the event. Before I would even consider possibly restoring anything you would need to show me that the event has had significant coverage in reliable sources. GB fan 10:48, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Hello, I ask you to help me with a big problem. WNOU accidentally moved to User:WNOW-FM and User:WNOU, when I really wanted to move to Article WNOW-FM. You could do it? Thank you! --Mega-buses (discusión / Talk) 19:08, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Right now I have moved it back to WNOU. I do not understand why you want it moved to WNOW-FM. The article does not use the call sign WNOW anywhere within the article. You will need to explain why it should be moved to that new name. GB fan 19:15, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
The call sign changed today to WNOW-FM (in the page of the FCC) --Mega-buses (discusión / Talk) 19:22, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the info and updating the article, I have moved it. GB fan 20:05, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! --Mega-buses (discusión / Talk) 20:11, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Toontown Rewritten[edit]

Why have you continued to delete toontown rewritten pages? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:17, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

It keeps getting deleted and now protected against recreation because the article has never indicated why the game is significant. There have been no reliable sources that discuss the game. The last version said it is a game that is under development and the only sources were links to the game's webpage. If you feel it is notable you can create an draft article using the articles for creation process. Then if it gets approved by an experienced editor, it can be moved to the mainspace. GB fan 19:27, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Have an IP address hidden please..?[edit]

GB Fan,

I recently had an edit done to Zach LaVine and accidentally logged out. The edit was as follows: 19:17, 4 July 2014‎ 24.25.***.*** (talk)‎ . . (8,514 bytes) (0)‎ . . ( (This is's draft profile, stats STRAIGHT from the combine.) It is on and lists him as 6'6" 181. Once again stats right here.) (undo) (Tag: changing height and/or weight). I was wondering if you could either hide the IP address for privacy purposes or replace it w my log in name TheBoss2008. It is greatly appreciated!

Thank You, -TheBoss2008 — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheBoss2008 (talkcontribs) 19:35, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

It looks like this has been taken care of by someone else. GB fan 23:19, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Magic Man (band)[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia's policies regarding band pages may be a bit too strict. I frequently look up info on artists and bands and I wanted to look up this band called "Magic Man," which apparently had a page that has been deleted more than once. I keep hearing their hit song "Paris," on 94.7 FM in Sacramento (where I attend school) and wanted to look up some info about them. I was disappointed that Wikipedia had an article that has since been deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:27, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

If you have a problem with the notability guidelines for bands, you should discuss it at Wikipedia talk:Notability (music). If the problem is with the Speedy deletion criterion, you should discuss it at Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion. GB fan 23:25, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
New editor here. I wasn't familiar with this band before tonight, but I'm working on a personal project related to music charts and noticed that the single mentioned by the above user has placed on at least one national chart. My understanding is that the page should meet the notability criteria with that information included, and I'd be happy to add it and resubmit. Might you be able to provide me with the original text? Thanks, Raffishtenant (talk) 08:19, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
I have restored the latest version of the article and moved it to Draft:Magic Man (band). You can work on it there. Please have an experienced editor look at it before moving it back to the mainspace. GB fan 11:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Raffishtenant (talk) 21:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

About Famous Pakistani Poet[edit]

Hi GB! Hoping you are enjoying good health. The matter I want to discuss is that I want to write on Famous Pakistani Poet, Hafiz Muhammad Fazal Azim Taha, but the issue is someone before tried to do that and failed. The matter that I want to take in front of you is that you have deleted that article and now it is not showing for edit or recreate. I request you to please help me in this regard and tell me how is it possible to write on it in such condition. Here I m giving you the link for analysis I shall be very thankful if you help me out, Be happy Alexandar Nicole (talk) 13:51, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

What you can do is create a draft article at Draft:Hafiz Muhammad Fazal Azim Taha. Then when you believe it meets our notability guideline and isn't just promoting him, come back here and I will look it over. If it looks good I will unlock the page and move it so that it will become an article. GB fan 14:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks GB! For your prompt reply. I will do the same as you instructed. Hoping that it will be published. Cheers! 15:33, 11 July 2014 (UTC)Alexandar Nicole (talk)