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Check out this discussion. I said I was willing to make a new essay but given your opposition I had to make the redirect because there was a redlink in the discussion by an unsigned user. If you have to revert again, feel free. NintendoFan (Talk, Contribs) 08:33, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure WP:PREVIEWS should redirect elsewhere than WP:PREVIEW, but I do not care very strongly, so as long as WP:PREVIEW doesn't change, I won't do anything about this. —Kusma (t·c) 08:51, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
I could see why you initially did it:
  • the singular directs to the article about the preview button (before you save the edit)
  • the plural — the one I intended — redirect to the essay on entertainment spoilers. NintendoFan (Talk, Contribs) 11:21, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

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My problematic talk page archives[edit]

Thanks for sorting out the deletion of these. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 19:11, 12 December 2013 (UTC)


I had mistaken it for something different. I have since reverted the edit.

Cheers, Abce2 (talk) 17:46, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

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"Alok Nath" page vandalized[edit]

Writing to you since you are listed as an administrator. Due to a twitter flash-mob, this page has been vandalized multiple times over the last 3-4 days. I can revert but its an unending game. Would you or someone be able to lock/protect this page? The current content sounds innocuous but is still inaccurate - best will be go to back to edits from Christmas (Dec 25, 2013) timeframe since it is difficult to undo line by line bad faith edits — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harry Public (talkcontribs) 17:38, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

I wasn't online, but Agathoclea kindly reverted and semiprotected the page. In general, you should try the pages listed at Wikipedia:Requests for administrator attention instead of contacting a single admin who may or may not be online. Happy editing, —Kusma (t·c) 13:37, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

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Input request[edit]

There is a discussion taking place here regarding the inclusion of File:Jimihendrix1969mug.jpg at Jimi Hendrix. GabeMc (talk|contribs) 20:05, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Mass surveillance[edit]

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Dear, Kusma. We would like to invite you to join WikiProject Mass surveillance, a group of Wikipedians devoted to improving articles related to the privacy and global surveillance. If you're interested, consider adding yourself to the list of participants and joining the discussion on the talkpage.

-- HectorMoffet (talk) 02:40, 31 January 2014 (UTC)


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pierre and marie curie university[edit]

Hello, Thank you for your notification about page of "pierre and marie curie university". You have removed my new page entitled "upmc - sorbonne university (Paris 6)", but you deleted also the other pages of this topic (i.e. pierre and marie curie university) in other languages, such as French, Deutsch and ... Please Undo and recover the other languages of "pierre and marie curie university". At the moment only English page of "pierre and marie curie university is remained." Thank you for your attention. 1241edit (talk) 07:10, 2 February 2014 (UTC) 1241edit

I did no such thing. de:Universität Pierre und Marie Curie, fr:Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, nl:Universiteit Pierre en Marie Curie etc. all still exist and are linked from Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University as they should. See Wikidata for the place where the links are synchronized. —Kusma (t·c) 10:30, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

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FYI Keech & Candy articles[edit]

The Richard Keech article was deleted. Separate AfD has been started on WP:Articles for deletion/Murder of Nicholas Candy. Thanks. – S. Rich (talk) 16:09, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Creative Poetry[edit]

The title 'creative poetry' related to free poetry posting sites, where poets post their poems and receive, and post, their own comments - which are required to be positive and polite. Poetry Free-for-all, on the other hand, is not positive and polite. It is (and intends to be) cruel and impolite. This is a fact, and I believe should be published in the public interest. It is not just my opinion. It is the openly declared policy of Poetry Free-for-all. The secondary source is Poetry Free-for-all, which advertises and glories in its policy of 'cruelty'. At the end of the essay I included a personal opinion, viz: 'I hope not'. This could be deleted. I hope you will reconsider your decision in the circumstances. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:53, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Answered at User talk:Welcomeazt. —Kusma (t·c) 13:57, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Creative Poetry[edit]

I have no 'tildes'on my keyboard, and know what Wikipedia represents and requires. Admittedly my essay has a personal slant, but is factual and verifiable. Any suggestion of opinion can easily be edited out, so that the explanation for seekers after information about poetry posting sites will be objective and unsullied by bias or a point of view. Can I at least present the edited essay for your consideration? (imagined tildes) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:17, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

I will not undelete what you wrote before, but I have nothing against you trying again. Of course you'll need to write something completely different for it to have a chance to be accepted in Wikipedia. —Kusma (t·c) 06:40, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

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Game Show Network[edit]

Hello, Kusma.

I was looking at the history for the Game Show Network page and noticed that you had protected it due to "persistent vandalism." I'm curious about what that vandalism involved, as I work for a division of the company.

Actually, this message is probably a good opportunity to bring up a particular issue about the company. I work for GSN Games, which is part of the company that runs the TV network, but is run separately (for the most part) and is in a business that's only tangentially related. They run a cable TV channel that broadcasts game shows, and we run an online casual gaming business.

I know that Wikipedia isn't responsible for Google's Knowledge Graph, but it is the primary source of its data, and what Google is currently displaying is inaccurate. A search for [gsn games] will bring up my division's site ( and a Knowledge Graph box about Game Show Network, indicating that we're a TV network, not mentioning online games, but including the latest post from our (the game company's) social media page. A search that brings up the TV network's site ( has no Knowledge Graph box.

I'm trying to remedy this situation so that Google will understand that while it's all one company, there are two separate divisions that are in two different fields. I've already created a Freebase page for GSN Games, and I want to create one here on Wikipedia, but I'm concerned that as I'm an employee of the company, anything I contribute about it will be viewed as marketing materials and deleted. I've been a member of Wikipedia for a long time (probably close to ten years), but I've never been a particular active contributor, so any advice you can give me that would keep me from wasting my time and that of other editors would be greatly appreciated.

Gladstein (talk) 14:14, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

About the vandalism: edits like this appear every time the page is unprotected. Some IPs have been persistently writing this for the last two months. For Google, I don't know how to help you correct their inaccuracies (and I couldn't reproduce what you said, at least not on; where I did not see any Knowledge Graph). Our Conflict of interest policy suggests that you should raise the matter of Wikipedia's coverage of GSN Games on the talk page. However, I would advise that you should first suggest an expansion of the content in Game_Show_Network#Online_gaming based on reliable independent sources. Perhaps that will show that a standalone article should exist (I personally can't tell; my involvement in your company's article was of a purely routine administrative nature). Hope that helps, —Kusma (t·c) 14:32, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

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Anonymous Philippines[edit]

we the hackers of anonymous Philippines has been inform by one of our members that you and your so called friends in Wikipedia has been bullying him and prosecuting him and his articles in your web page,well in response we the hackers of Anonymous Philippines has decided to teach you guys a lesson so be ready with your deletion buttons so that you could clean the mess we will do to your beloved web page we don't stand for online bullying so be ready for war-hackers of Anonymous Philippines — Preceding unsigned comment added by Acorncosby (talkcontribs) 13:05, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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For the sum of Reciprocal Prime Powers...[edit]

Any idea on the values of X, Y or Z?Naraht (talk) 15:33, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

I just answered on the reference desk. Basically I have no idea. I am not an analytic number theorist; maybe they know?? —Kusma (t·c) 19:56, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

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User talk:Evavanderwoodsen[edit]

Thanks for the BLP speedy on this. For my future ref, is there a better way to get such gross BLP violations quickly and privately removed? Meters (talk) 20:54, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

If you don't want to draw attention to it, email the oversight team. See Wikipedia:Oversight. They can even hide the stuff from administrators. Tagging as an attack page as you did is not as private, but usually pretty quick. I don't know how good the oversight team's response times are, and how much they depend on time of day. —Kusma (t·c) 21:20, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. He's just created a sandbox with the same stuff. Meters (talk) 21:33, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

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WP Germany in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Germany for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 02:31, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for quality articles such as Georg Forster and the featured portal Germany, for your simple userpage and other efforts to keep things simple, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (6 August 2007)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:12, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Glad you like what I did. I think I'd need to be a lot more wikiproductive to be awesome these days—let's see if I manage to get back into writing articles. I have a couple of plans, but not enough time (as usual). Anyway, thank you for the appreciation! —Kusma (t·c) 09:35, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Deleting kay Savage[edit]

thanks for deleting the article i taged for speedy dlete. someone removed the tag one, so i added it back — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:33, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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Lieutenant of Melkor[edit]

I have filed an incident report against Lieutenant of Melkor. I invite you to come and review the complaint - comment completely at your option. Diffs have been submitted by another user; I am working on additional diffs currently. Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents--Paisan1 (talk) 16:39, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Deletion Explanation for Template:Baltimore City College/doc[edit]

The reason why the template documentation need to be deleted because it is left unsupported and is not necessary. The original contributor, User:Basic Editor had created the documentation as a test page for experimenting the documentation that might have been useful about the template being similar to Template:navbox. However, he was unable to finish the documentation since he retired during May 2013. Other users on the Wikipedia community did not choose to continue adding more information to the template neither had discussion or a idea about the documentation being needed for Template:Baltimore City College. This is why the documentation was left separated from the actual template itself. Since, you can understand of what I said about the template documentation is incomplete. The original contributor was going to add more information in. But, just like most navbox templates including this one, a documentation is not needed. Also, the documentation doesn't match the current state of template as of March 2014 and it any information in the documentation is not necessary including the fact that the template itself is understandable without it ever since it was created in October 2007. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grammar Expert (talkcontribs) 18:30, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Isn't the documentation supposed to be separate from the template itself? In any case, I do not see this template documentation page meeting any of the speedy deletion criteria (I don't see any evidence for your claim of "test page"), so deletion should go through WP:TFD. —Kusma (t·c) 18:41, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

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Anzwalla sockpuppet?[edit]

Quick note
, [1] by 'Suhailsahilanzwalla'. Exact same edit as the person spamming with personal details? It looks like the same editor may have 3 accounts? --220 of Borg 08:53, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Pretty sure this is the same person. If he does it again (no matter on which account), they should all be blocked. If he stops, it doesn't really matter whether we block the accounts or not. —Kusma (t·c) 08:57, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh dear, now we have Anzwalla Anantnag (talk · contribs) creating lots of crap pages, categories etc. Gonna be one of those nights, for me anyway. Time to go speedy deleting. :-\ 220 of Borg 10:04, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Boraj Tanwaran[edit]

Hello again!
Thanks for 'zapping' the Boraj Tanwaran page. I had just left a note about it on the talkpage of an 'involved' editor when I noticed it was gone (again).
I have a feeling it'll be back. :-\ Page creator Boraj Tanwaran (talk · contribs) is rather persistent! 220 of Borg 09:42, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

I put in on my watchlist for the moment. —Kusma (t·c) 09:49, 10 July 2014 (UTC)