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2015 already[edit]

Hi MER-C. No frills - just a quiet ‘’all the best’’ to you for 2015 and I hope you’ll continue to be around on Wikipedia for a long time to come. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:40, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

I hope you’ll continue to be around on Wikipedia for a long time to come
Couldn't have said it better myself. Happy new year to you as well. MER-C 08:40, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear MER-C,
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
From a fellow editor,
--FWiW Bzuk (talk)

This message promotes WikiLove. Originally created by Nahnah4 (see "invisible note").

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bzuk (talkcontribs) 20:40, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Mediawiki-Japi[edit]

Happy new Year 2015 MER-C!

Could you please look into https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/Mediawiki-Japi/issues/3? It would be great if you'd comment on the issue or get in touch with me personally to find out how we can collaborate. Thx. --WolfgangFahl (talk) 17:44, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't see anything I can do to help, except to complete my test suites. The unit test class (along with WikiTests.java, which is a bunch of stuff that I must observe happening for now) defines a set of behaviours that are correct. There is only one correct result, how that result is obtained is mostly irrelevant. My framework may or may not pass these tests. Furthermore, there is no need for a wrapper class -- it is going to be a lot faster to checkout the SVN into a different directory and tell your IDE where everything is, and it is trivial to port those tests to a different implementation. MER-C 08:16, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Thankx for looking into this

https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/Mediawiki-Japi/blob/master/src/main/java/org/wikipedia/Wiki.java has a slightly modified version of your code - basically it adds prot support and does not call init in the constructor. I have now added your unit tests and its possible to switch the implementations using guice. I'll try to keep the Mediawiki-Japi code in sync with your code to assure compatibility while I am working on completing the API functionality. --WolfgangFahl (talk) 05:29, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Your deletion of "Guard ring" on January 24, 2014[edit]

I was about to create this page when I was warned that a page of the same name had been deleted already and that I should contact you. From the note, it appears that the article was deleted for copyright problems. Was there any reason, other than copyright, that the article was deleted? Is there any reason that I should not create the article, assuming I follow Wikipedia guidelines?Constant314 (talk) 21:30, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

No and no. MER-C 05:04, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Air Lazur[edit]

Can you, please, undelete Air Lazur page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mashine1984 (talkcontribs)

No. An "about us" page is not an encyclopedia article, and I will revoke your editing privileges if you make another attempt to pass it off as one. MER-C 09:10, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't understand what do you mean. Please, explain. Please, check if now it's OK. I've made the page once again without the About us.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mashine1984 (talkcontribs)

I don't understand what do you mean
You shouldn't be editing until you do. I do not tolerate any failure (or refusal) to understand the purpose of Wikipedia. And no, the new page is not OK but for a different reason -- it has insufficient detail for a reader to determine what the article is about. MER-C 10:10, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hi I received this message below:

This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided below for reference.

07:23, 7 January 2015 MER-C (talk | contribs) deleted page Allen L. Ellison (Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria A7, G11. Also copied from http://ellisonforcongress.com/full-biography/)

After reading it, I proceeded with reading possible reasons why a page would be deleted. I now have some ideas why. I am requesting that it be placed back so that I can continue to upload the rest of the contents to it. Allen L. Ellison is a public figure and American Politician who is running for United States Congress. He has made history as a first African American to accomplish monumental milestones in several fields on national and international levels. The public will benefit tremendously from having access to information about him.

In the near future, he will be running for President of the United States and one could see how this is Encyclopedia worthy content. Please give me the chance to finish the content without deletion. Please let me know what needs to be done. As I am new to editing in this format.

Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheCampaign (talkcontribs)

one could see how this is Encyclopedia worthy content
A campaign biography -- encyclopedia worthy? Please. Let me guess... you're editing Wikipedia to further his election campaign? MER-C 06:01, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi MER-C, I understand were you are coming from. However, Allen L. Ellison has accomplished a great deal in a very short time frame and if allowed to publish without deletion, a more comprehensive biography can completed. Just need the chance to finish writing without interruption. It's more than a campaign. Allen is a history maker and will continue doing so while inspiring a nation of people. Only a portion of the bio came from the congressional campaign site. Allen has made history in the fields of sports entertainment and is currently working to reshape policy in foreign affairs. The start of his bio mirrors that of any United States Congressman already on Wikipedia. To become registered as a United States Congressional candidate is a huge undertaking in and of itself. The process goes through various federal and states agencies. Candidates are processed in a way much different from any other political races. Financial disclosures are extensive, donors have to be reported and one is essentially upon federal filings become a public figure and is placed on a course to one of the highest offices in the world. Yes, it's encyclopedia worthy which is why so many articles are written on the subject every day. Please allow me to continue writing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheCampaign (talkcontribs)

  • It is also clearly advertising, which is not allowed on Wikipedia. See WP:SPAM and WP:NPOV. Even your comment above, talking about how Mr. Ellison will be "inspiring a nation", is advertising. NawlinWiki (talk) 02:39, 9 January 2015 (UTC) (talk page stalker)

Wouldn't any content be considered advertising under the definition that you interpret. How does one distinguish between advertising and educating? Can the content be simply educating the public about who he is as opposed to advertising. Advertising would be to solicit and there is no soliciting or propositioning here. Also, the language above is not the published article it's a conversation between you and I.

Help me to understand what it would take to get the content published. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheCampaign (talkcontribs)

you're editing Wikipedia to further his election campaign?
I'm going to take your responses as a yes. Is there any reason why your editing privileges should not be revoked in light of this inference? MER-C 03:11, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

So you ask me a question and then turn around an answer for me. I guess that make you the judge, jury and the executioner huh? Thank you for professionalism.TheCampaign (talk) 03:32, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Administrators are users trusted with access to certain tools on the English Wikipedia. They are expected to observe a high standard of conduct, to use the tools fairly, and never to use them to gain advantage in a dispute. Is there any reason why yours should not be revoked?TheCampaign (talk) 03:32, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

I have left TheCampaign a message. -- Hoary (talk) 05:39, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. MER-C 10:23, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Derwin Pereira's entry[edit]

Hi. Two weeks ago I have submitted an un-deletion of Derwin Pereira's entry on the main deletion page. This is the discussion regrading the deletion: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Requests_for_undeletion&oldid=prev&diff=640368398 As part of it I was told to prepare a draft on Derwin's page and ask you to unprotect it so that the draft can be moved to the main encyclopedia. I have published it on the draft page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Derwin_Pereira?venotify=created Is there anything else I need to do?

Thanks Mollmichaella (talk) 09:37, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

I, too, am a little skeptical. Two questions: Is there any sourced criticism of Pereira, and is there any reason why you have not contributed to the Indonesian Wikipedia? MER-C 12:00, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Gtalkbd block[edit]

I see that you blocked User:Gtalkbd after I declined his advertising contribution. Do you have reason to believe the user has done this before? If not, it seems harsh to block after a single attempt. I no longer see a contributions list (I don't know much about blocks but it seems to wipe out a lot of info), but I probably looked at the page history and user contributions and would have seen if this appeared to be a pattern. I don't recall that it did. Thanks, LaMona (talk) 18:07, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

it seems harsh to block.
Nope. You are being far too lenient:
His username violates the username policy.
First person spam pages are almost always "contributed" in bad faith -- any legitimate newbie would taken the two seconds to realise that an encyclopedia is not a place to promote a business (no need to refer to policy pages here, it's obvious). These pages are deleted on sight.
Put both these facts together and you have a user who is flagrantly and shamelessly abusing Wikipedia to promote his employer/business. This behaviour is not tolerated and such blocks are extremely common. MER-C 02:37, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Articles_for_creation#COI_submitters_are_people_too....mostly ??? Seems to take a different view. Should we discuss there? LaMona (talk) 14:30, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
There is a difference between making a good faith effort to write an article and having it end up somewhat promotional and outright abuse of Wikipedia for promotional purposes. A first person spam page or a repurposing of a promotional bio/about us page is not a genuine effort to improve the encyclopedia. Editors who aren't here to improve Wikipedia shouldn't be editing. This is what I deal with.
Also, further down that page is this discussion. I fully agree with what the OP is saying. MER-C 04:26, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Elijahadmire[edit]

I didn't notice the previous copyright issues until you brought them up. Now that I see that he has no reason to remain here, so if you want to indef him be my guest. (I'll hold off since he'll just whine that I'm hounding him or some bs if I do it) Wizardman 02:32, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

I'll give him a little time to explain why he shouldn't be blocked at the ANI thread... if he doesn't I'll block him tomorrow. MER-C 05:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Silicom Connectivity Solutions[edit]

Please help me understand why you deleted my page and how can I make a company profile for Silicom Connectivity Solutions without violating copyrights as you wrote.

Best Regards

Nadia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nadia hoffman (talkcontribs)

You need not look further than the top left hand corner of any Wikipedia page. MER-C 13:28, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Edit filter request[edit]

Hi MER-C, just wondering if you had time to look through the edits caught by the edit filter I set up for Wikipedia:Edit_filter/Requested#Plot_summary_copyvios to check if a sufficient number are copyvios for the filter to be worth continuing. Thanks, Sam Walton (talk) 11:16, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Replied there. MER-C 12:20, 23 January 2015 (UTC)