User talk:Launchballer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This is a Wikipedia user talk page.

This is not an encyclopedia article or the talk page for an encyclopedia article. If you find this page on any site other than Wikipedia, you are viewing a mirror site. Be aware that the page may be outdated and that the user to whom this talk page belongs may have no personal affiliation with any site other than Wikipedia itself. The original talk page is located at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Launchballer.

Contents

Blocked[edit]

You may not have broken 3RR, but you were certainly edit warring, and you've been blocked for that before, so you're blocked for a week. You should know better, you've been here a long time. Follow WP:BRD next time. Sergecross73 msg me 23:54, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

That's ridiculous - I was merely trying to ensure that WP:BRD was being followed! A block may have been warranted but a week is way too harsh. I'm busy today, but considering unblock requests.--Launchballer 07:22, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
The fact that you reverted 3 times shows that you weren't even close to following WP:BRD yourself, so that excuse isn't going to fly. The length of the block was escalated because your block log shoes you've been blocked for edit warring in the past. Sergecross73 msg me 10:19, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
I got annoyed because the editor thought that a consensus, formed seven years ago and regarding a different state of the article altogether, still stood, and he wasn't listening. I also thought my edits fell under WP:3RRNO#EX4.--Launchballer 13:21, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
No, it was clearly a content dispute, not vandalism. And edit warring is not okay, even if you think your edits are justifiable. There was nothing so pressing about this (such as copyvios or WP:BLP violations, that this couldn't have been resolved on the albums talk page, or at a Wikiproject or something. Sergecross73 msg me 14:46, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Re-adding this. You can clear your talk page, but you are not allowed to remove active block notices. Sorry. Thanks. Sergecross73 msg me 00:11, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

@ Sergecross73. Blame me - Sorry, I didn't realise about not removing block notices. However I should add that there is material on this user's front page which shows that perhaps a little more kindness is warranted in this case - at the very least some advice on how to get help when an edit war might be about to begin. --Storye book (talk) 08:28, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

It's all right to remove the block notice as long as you're not requesting unblock, Launchballer (because if you're doing that it's needed). Sergecross73, I've just changed the guideline per overwhelming consensus on talk.[1] [2]. Bishonen | talk 09:47, 2 July 2014 (UTC).

That wasn't even enacted until after I had done it. But thanks for the heads up for the future, good to know. Sergecross73 msg me 12:35, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Noted. Upon my unblock I will be copying these comments over to the archive and requesting that the revisions made before this be moved to the archive. As for preventing future edit wars, I will be voluntarily following WP:1RR from now on. Any second reverts can be made by someone else.--Launchballer 17:36, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Note that I have not thought of a consensus from seven years ago because I never knew about Wikipedia until 2011, so that part was entirely not true. My apologies, but it's so not true. I never thought of anything like that until now, so "The Little Things Give You Away" will stay redirected, as it is. It is not my choice, I know, but everyone has confirmed for it to be redirected to the album itself. If this happens again, I will report it to the administrator to redirect it again. Thank you. Skylar3214 11:21, 6 August 2014

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:Launchballer/archive/2014/401-500[edit]

A tag has been placed on User talk:Launchballer/archive/2014/401-500, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

Custom histmerge, could all revisions of User talk:Launchballer before this one be moved here please.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not meet basic Wikipedia criteria may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Launchballer 09:07, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Note: The above message (which I don't totally understand) was sent to my talkpage, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to to do about it. Launchballer asked me to archive his userpage while he was blocked, I was (and am) happy to help, so I did it. I didn't realise that the Blocked message should not have been archived, but as it was copied back onto Launchballer's talkpage by admin, I understood that all was well. Now could someone please tell me - am I supposed to just leave this thing alone to look after itself - or am I being asked to dispute the deletion tag on Launchballer's behalf? It's not my archive, and I have no personal interest in what happens to it, but if I'm being asked to support Launchballer's interests until the block is completed, will someone please let me know what exactly is required, and I'll do it. Thanks. --Storye book (talk) 09:26, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Storye book: With the rest of my archives, the history is in the archive therefore I'd like the history moved to there. I believe I set out my intentions in a comment above, and I need an administrator for this. With Twinkle, which I use extensively, it automatically sends out talk page messages for deletions for custom criteria and I should've unticked the box. My sincere apologies, no offense was intended.--Launchballer 09:34, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
  • No worries, I don't get offended. I'm glad all is well, and I'm here to help if needed. --Storye book (talk) 09:48, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thea Austin[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:03, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 5[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Plastik Funk, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Everybody Dance Now and Shaggy. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:53, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

Hi[edit]

Could you please take a look at Josephine Bornebusch. Thanks!--BabbaQ (talk) 22:38, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

And Robban Andersson :) Thanks :)--BabbaQ (talk) 12:23, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Two attempts later... Reflinks is playing up, it says "Unable to establish gateway with remote VM". Discussion about it can be found here.--Launchballer 15:10, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Reflinks is back up, I just managed to do so on my own article Dr. Who (Tujamo and Plastik Funk song). However, I see Technical 13 beat me to it. Any other articles you want Reflinks run on I am now able to do again.--Launchballer 00:05, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You![edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For many helpful AfD nominations. RomanSpa (talk) 12:16, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, I was beginning to think I was posting too many because I had to withdraw quite a few of them.--Launchballer 12:19, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
The trick is to learn to lose gracefully! Sometimes an AfD debate is a good way to focus people's minds, and if that leads to a better Wikipedia then no harm is done. Keep up the good work! RomanSpa (talk) 14:23, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Vandal[edit]

You undid my edit of the Now Summer 2008 (Australian series) article to stop a vandal - recent incarnation 121.217.197.176. I know nothing of this article, so I appreciate your insight. Be aware though, that this would be a rare "constructive" contribution, maybe the first, so please make certain it is constructive. Thanks.

Prosecreator (talk) 22:36, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Have another look at this edit and tell me if you think it is vandalism. Quite honestly, I would consider your edit to that article less constructive than the IP's; the IP simply piped a link to an article, whereas you made "(song)" visible, which is undesirable. Who cares if it's the first constructive contribution it made - the fact was, the edit was constructive, and the only time a user's edits should be blanket reverted is if the editor is indefinitely blocked or banned, which is not the case and in any case can be done by an admin using Special:Nuke. To echo my comment in the edit summary; comment on content not contributors.--Launchballer 23:17, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. Wikipedia's mechanisms to stop vandalism from anonymous IP's are simply inadequate. I am not an administrator, but am doing my best to repair the damage this individual or individuals cause. It requires a lot of effort to clean up these messes time and time again, and mistakes can be made. Numerous articles are effected by this individual, and they've been active for months, maybe years. Often they simply delete entire sections or add inappropriate content (e.g. childish bathroom humor). Sometimes it is more "insidious" with seemingly legitimate content that upon closer inspection is intentionally incorrect. Prosecreator (talk) 18:33, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Here is a link to another recent discussion about this character: User_talk:Discospinster#Musical_Key_Vandal Prosecreator (talk) 18:40, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of ZSZ[edit]

A tag has been placed on ZSZ requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section R3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect from an implausible typo or misnomer. Please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Prosecreator (talk) 18:31, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Johanna Frändén[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 14:05, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of No Mediocre[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of No Mediocre at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 01:50, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Dr. Who! (Tujamo and Plastik Funk song) at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; see step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 18:11, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 12[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Django Reinhardt
added a link pointing to The Chase (game show)
Dr. Who! (Tujamo and Plastik Funk song)
added a link pointing to Chuckie

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:00, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 July 2014[edit]

DYK for Asia Minor (instrumental)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:25, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 16 July[edit]

Hello, I'm ReferenceBot. I have automatically detected that an edit performed by you may have introduced errors in referencing. It is as follows:

Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:44, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Make U Bounce[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Make U Bounce at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Chris Troutman (talk) 07:03, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 July 2014[edit]

Disambiguation link notification for July 19[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Giant in My Heart
added a link pointing to Idolator
Tulisa Contostavlos
added a link pointing to Enfield

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:57, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

California (Amelia Lily song)[edit]

Kennedy had been added as producer in a series of edits by YeahYeahYeah19, who didn't cite a source for this information. It looks likely that the edits you reverted were corrections; I can see no evidence that they were vandalism. Peter James (talk) 19:43, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

What clinched it being a bad faith edit for me is that within minutes of reverting the first edit, Woodcock started following me on Twitter. Adding himself as a writer for the song despite a source being added to the contrary is just plain ignorant, frankly, and to my mind vandalism.--Launchballer 19:51, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Woodcock was already listed as writer, it was Rushton who was added - possibly original research but there's no reason to assume bad faith. Contact via Twitter may have been because identity can be verified there unlike on Wikipedia. Peter James (talk) 20:12, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Ahem. Sorry, I meant producer. I only have Twitter to prevent other people from taking #Launchballer - RHaworth has a Twitter account for the same reason. And frankly, I have more information on my user page than I do anywhere else. (I occasionally crop up in newspapers.)--Launchballer 20:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Brutal Assault[edit]

Seriously? Deleting all this stuff just because you felt like to? And your reasons - 'because it isn't cited elsewhere'. I went on Wikipedia page especially to check this, but ONE person decided it's not right. Unless there are indeed other people who support you. I don't feel like playing 'reversing war', cause it makes no sense. I can see on your user talk that you're a quite controversial person. I am sure there are quite reliable sources of Brutal Assault history - and it's a thing that should stay on the page. But yeah, I guess it's easier to delete all of this and annoy X people instead of doing some actual job. Also, why won't you delete e.g. Masters of Rock history? Wacken Open Air? It doesn't have sources either. Do it or reverse Brutal Assault changes, if you're not a hypocrite.

The phrase is 'edit war' not 'reversing war'. On Wikipedia we require independent, reliable sources to back up our claims. If none exist, then of course they should be deleted as unverifiable. As for consensus, a couple of editors agreed that it was the best way forward at AfD, thus you may get a more sympathetic response at deletion review.--Launchballer 04:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Re:Gilliam[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Launchballer. You have new messages at Gilliam's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time.

- Gilliam (talk) 22:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/What Are You Waiting For? (song) at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; see step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 08:33, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Asdklf;/Verbal Jint[edit]

I removed the speedy deletion tag, because it appears to be a perfectly valid draft. If I'm wrong, prod it instead, and notify the creator and me. Bearian (talk) 22:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

I confess, I got as far as the end of #Impact and decided enough was enough. "lacked a fundamental component of rap, the rhyming" is totally unencyclopedic and "introduced new innovations in achieving the grammatical accuracy needed to arrange Korean successfully into rhymes. He was the first to create actual rhyme schemes in Korean and his method is now the standard for Korean rapping within the hip hop scene" is, to my mind, very promotional, though at least the latter part of that sentence is sourced. When I have time I'll have a look through the rest of it.--Launchballer 22:49, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
I have now sourced how rhyming is a component of rap. I believe my assertions are verifiable. Thank you for the consideration. Asdklf; (talk) 02:45, 23 July 2014 (UTC)Asdklf;

You Don't Know What You've Got[edit]

Hello. Please see User talk:Milowent. Regards. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 17:52, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

AfD Trivia[edit]

Actually, you can withdraw from an AfD nom if there are still other delete votes, it just isn't speedy kept until/unless the delete votes also change their tune--but there's no need to proceed in a particular order. And indicating (as you did in that example) that you do think your concerns have been handled is generally something that closers like myself notice. Just FYI, have a great day! --j⚛e deckertalk 19:17, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Joe Decker: Right, I was going to surprise you with it, but I've noticed that Template:NCV has been deleted. Could you please restore it to User:Launchballer/Template:NCV so I can see its contents before I write it? What I'll be writing is one to say something along the lines of the following:

Hello, {{BASEPAGENAME}}! You recently voted '''delete''' on the [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{{1}}}|AfD nomination]] of [[{{{1}}}]]. The nominator has withdrawn it because his concerns have been addressed, thus please reconsider your vote as it is holding up withdrawal. Thank you.

--Launchballer 19:51, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Done! At the top level, it's a redirect, but you might want what's in the history, dunno. Also, you might want to blank it or have me put it back when your'e done -- I'm guessing this will sooner or later trip some cross-namespace redirect alarm. --j⚛e deckertalk 20:09, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 July 2014[edit]

Disambiguation link notification for July 26[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Mankind (band)
added links pointing to Radio Luxembourg, Dave Green, Mark Stevens and Ron Baker
Tell Her (Rizzle Kicks song)
added a link pointing to Wimbledon
What Are You Waiting For? (The Saturdays song)
added a link pointing to Capital FM

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:57, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dr. Who! (Tujamo and Plastik Funk song)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 15:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

On deletes and saves[edit]

Thanks for withdrawing the request for deletion on Jaap Reesema. I didn't want to mention this on the Jaap Reesema page but I can mention it to you in all transparency. Creating articles and also saving of articles from deletion is a special kick of adrenaline and intense satisfaction for an editor like me. It also gives this odd sense of pride of having launched an article, or saved an article from actually disintegrating in front of your eyes... For me, when you find an individual artist that you actually discover out of the blue and develop a liking to him, this guy Jaap Reesema as a case, you listen to his songs and watch his videos and see all the effort he has put it and all the goodness he is trying in his little way to spread around as far as he can, then you realize that there are hundreds of millions of people in the world who could have passed the same experience but none bothered to spend a few minutes and write an article about him or her, out of apathy or whatever, then you feel you are the single individual of those 6 billion population who cared enough and gave some time to a deserving little known artist. It truly becomes your baby for your own satisfaction... as the guy barely famous in his little odd country gets an international platform now with Wikipedia. That's why I hardly bother with big artists everybody is writing about, don't even read their pages, I just stick to the small guys I got to know. So when confronted by a deletion request, you are suddenly let down and realize your efforts, despite all, are on the wake of being wasted and now that guy you came to appreciate will go to oblivion yet again, then, your adrenaline shot works in you to give yet more time and effort to save it once more as you fervently search for more references and discover more things about the guy in process. That's why I joined Wikipedia:Article Rescue Squadron and that's also why I rarely partake in launching deletion requests myself unless the article is so grotesque it isn't worthy at all or its just vandalism or a practical joke... But my rule of thumb is, regardless of how bad an article is, check the videos, even if it is in a language you know nothing about, even if you cannot even pronounce the name of the artist, find the lyrics, put them in a translation machine, check the meanings, join in as much as you can and learn a few words in that language, check the literature, try to know more about the guy, try to discover, and if you like him or her, and you like what he has done, the article does reserve an effort to improve rather than delete. Don't get me wrong, I don't get pissed off by colleagues who ask for deletions, they are trying to do well in their own way, as deletion requests sometimes kickstart a worthwhile process of improving an article, but if I can improve without having to delete, so much the better... In any way, thanks for your efforts. In that spirit, here are a couple of Jaap Reesema songs "Mijn Wereld Op Z'n Kop" "Ooit Komt Nooit Meer" and his number 1 cover "Don't Stop Believin'" plus a song I dedicate to everyone I correspond to - my slogan and the spirit I edit in: "I Wish For You The World" thus my name werldwayd werldwayd (talk) 21:33, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

I know the feeling well, I got it just the other day with Mankind (band). A major flaw with Wikipedia is that it takes two clicks and a bit of typing to set up a deletion request (using Twinkle), whereas to visit the user's talk page takes three clicks and a lot of typing. I am a firm believer that, used properly, the deletion process can be used to help clean up articles - my thoughts on the matter were once recorded here. Usually, if I say "Fails WP:GNG as no reliable references" or in the case of the grotesque "WP:REDLINK" or "WP:TNT", it's a cleanup exercise (Jaap Reesema clearly passes WP:MUSICBIO criteria 1 and 9, thus had I not withdrawn, it would unquestionably have been kept); if I say "Notability concerns", that's the time to panic.--Launchballer 08:06, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg

The article Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable primary school

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. 180.172.239.231 (talk) 09:35, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for No Mediocre[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:39, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 July 2014[edit]

Disambiguation link notification for August 2[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Sam Bailey, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page ITV. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:10, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

They are supposed to be out of bed, you blithering idiot listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect They are supposed to be out of bed, you blithering idiot. Since you had some involvement with the They are supposed to be out of bed, you blithering idiot redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. gobonobo + c 06:22, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Pauline Bennett[edit]

Harrias talk 14:09, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 9[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Pauline Bennett, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Collins. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:10, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 August 2014[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
Thank you for helping in correcting signature. CutestPenguin (Talk) 12:48, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Make U Bounce[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:07, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Deletions[edit]

I am quite concerned about your afd nominations as unsourced, when sources are very easy to find. This is putting the burden on other people, and adding needlessly to the number of articles that need to be considered in a complex process. At least a superficial check for references is part of WP:Deletion Policy. WP:BEFORE is not absolutely required (unfortunately), but nominations such as some of yours will make a good case for requiring it the next time I make that proposal. The acceptable error rate depends if you;re working in a debatable area--I tend to nominate borderline cases to get a decision, so my rate of success is only about 90%, but for straightforward articles it should be higher.

I'm also puzzled by some of your speedy nominations: while G11 can be a matter of judgement, A7 is defeated by any good faith indication of importance. Writing a book, other than a self published book, for example--anything that someone in good faith could think suitable for an encyclopedia. The practical error rate goal at CSD is usually given as 5%, and anything over 10% is an indication of misunderstanding the process.

Perhaps if you're really trying for deletions you could consider being somewhat more selective. There is quite enough junk that we really do need to get rid of, especially from the earlier years (My personal guess is about a quarter million articles) . But perhaps you're using it to force improvements (your user page seems to indicate this); this is indeed sometimes necessary--I've done it myself when it seemed there was no other practical way. But usually it's overkill in terms of procedure. Listing with a wikiproject can deal with most of them. It takes time and people to discuss afds carefully, and listing there unnecessarily hinders the proper discussion of those that do need to be discussed. DGG ( talk ) 00:28, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

DGG: I tend to worship WP:DINC#The Case for Discussion driving Cleanup and its linked hatnote which I created, especially given that AfDs can always be withdrawn. I'll admit that some of them were daft, but to my mind if the encyclopedia is improved, it was worth it. Hence why I'm a lot less selective than many editors. See also User talk:Launchballer#A Barnstar for You!.--Launchballer 07:46, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Are you paying too much for your car insurance? listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Are you paying too much for your car insurance?. Since you had some involvement with the Are you paying too much for your car insurance? redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. DGG ( talk ) 01:46, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 16[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

L.A. Mix
added links pointing to A&M, Inner City and Big Fun
Overton Grange School
added a link pointing to St. George's Hospital, London

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:29, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK: L.A. Mix[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of L.A. Mix at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! --Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 23:07, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

Theatres in Sutton[edit]

Hi Launchballer, I have today created two articles for the Secombe Theatre, Sutton and the Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton. I hope that you as an experienced Wikipedian (more so than I), can help; the problem is that when I search for these new entries, they are not anticipated by the internal search engine, which instead finds references to the theatres in the article on Carshalton where they are mentioned. When you get a minute, would you please look into this issue, and see if you can rectify it. Many thanks. A P Monblat (talk) 23:02, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for L.A. Mix[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:04, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

deletion nominations[edit]

Please see my comments at the afd for Sa-Deuce. We have enough real work to do at afd without dealing with your totally incorrect nominations--you are disrupting the process. If there is any more like this, I am going to start a discussion whether you be topic-banned from nominating afds. I would block you myself unless you agreed to stop, except we have had enough previous interactions that I do not want it to seem like a vendetta. DGG ( talk ) 03:27, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

DGG: Okay, so an AfD nomination was inappropriate. Putting it through a deletion nomination was entirely appropriate because even though the topic passes WP:MUSICBIO#C2, the article is currently failing Wikipedia policy and it would have been even more incorrect of me to have not done something. WP:DDC applies. I dislike proposed deletion intensely because I believe it is a waste of time; anyone can request it be restored, which undermines that process.--Launchballer 07:52, 20 August 2014 (UTC)