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Speedy Deletion A7[edit]

Did the page I added for PracticeStudio not have enough information to be notable or are you not willing to display information about this? Pstwitter

Question Regarding Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hello, can you please explain why the page was deleted and how can it be fixed? Thank youInternetman2014 (talk) 21:54, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Question Regarding Speedy Deletion[edit]

Is there a way that I can delete my page by myself to avoid displaying the deletion message on the Web? Also, may I know what parts to fix?

Question Regarding Speedy Deletion[edit]

Not to be rude or offensive in any regard but it seems like you were on a "Speedy Deletion" kick today and really I dont know if the content was reviewed. I am of the similar mindset and I am petitioning to allow my page of FundersClub to be allowed. This is not a "club" as we would describe it but rather a Fortune 500 company and I have the cited resources to back it up. I am not the most familiar with petitioning so I am coming here to the moderators page and I have a rough draft of it up on my own talk page. This is not a promotional piece nor is it just the next passing fad. This is on par with Kickstarter, IndieGoGO, and AngelList [1]. If there is anything more I can cite or explain to clear up the matter then please ask.--DemetriusGiannopoulos (talk) 19:58, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


  1. ^ "CircleUp teams up with seed-stage venture capital firm Collaborative Fund". Bizjournals. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

Filter 58 falsepos[edit]

I'm not super knowledgable about edit filters, but it seems this is a false positive that prevented a user to post his Draft; I had to do it for him (he came to IRC for help). I'm just letting you know in case it is something fixable. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  20:56, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

  • It does seem like a false positive, but I can't tell right off what set off the filter. I'll look at it again. I note that the article is pretty darn promotional. Thanks, NawlinWiki (talk) 20:59, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
    • I changed the filter so that it shouldn't hit drafts any more. NawlinWiki (talk) 21:02, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
      • I agree that draft is far from ready to be published, but that's what drafting is for. :) Thanks for the quick reply! ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  21:06, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
        • Hi guys. Can you guys help me understand why that page was not notable and deleted? What else should I include? There's a bunch of third-party news articles etc for references, with dates, authors and everything. Should I improve the biography? That guy is on a #1 Billboard album right now, I thought that'd be notable. (talk) 04:02, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

More Socks More Problems[edit]

Looks like a new wave of edit filters might be in order :-) ♥ Solarra ♥ TC 02:28, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Would also kindly go through these and protect what you feel is necessary :-) ♥ Solarra ♥ TC 02:46, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


  • He might be real, but he doesn't meet our criteria for notable musicians, see WP:MUSIC. NawlinWiki (talk) 23:05, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

I can't frikin' wait!!![edit]

Okay, maybe I can.  :-)
Here's the thing. you put a protect on the talk page of the article 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict. I was wondering if there could be an external link to Israel attacks Hamas leadership targets in the Gaza Strip—I've already put a link in their article to the WP one, but I can't seem to ask for it here. When I try edit request, all I get is the source. I suppose I can wait, but what if another protection is put up? What do you say. I'll check on this page later. Cheers. (talk) 06:23, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Unprotected, go for it. Thanks, NawlinWiki (talk) 12:48, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Filter 31 again[edit]

Hi - a lot of false positives at the moment, including such as this one which is a simple talkpage post and lots like this which are simply anons trying to add wikilinks and/or templates (which appears to be the {{ and }} triggering it). Thanks, Black Kite (talk) 12:33, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Looks like it's objecting to wikilinks inside quotes or near other punctuation (i.e. [1]) which is a pretty common valid pattern - and of course they don't actually have to be adding that pattern anyway (i.e. [2]).. Cheers, Black Kite (talk) 01:44, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

ReCreation of a Page Once Speedily Deleted[edit]

Hello there! I am contacting you in regards to a page that my colleague attempted to create in January. We are both employees of the company page that is currently in draft form and therefore have a conflict of interest. I have taken the time to carefully review Wiki's guidelines (however, I am very new to editing and to the community!). I understand that it is strongly recommended to reach out to the person who may have deleted the article in the past, and to notify him or her that I am working on recreating the page.

It is currently in draft mode and has not been submitted for publication review. I would so appreciate any feedback, advice or suggestions you may have while the page is in draft phase. I fully respect Wiki's rules and would like to make sure the submission is honest, objective and notable.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to ensure the draft is acceptable for review. Any and all advice is welcome.

Thank you very much for your time and patience! Lizfarabee (talk) 20:07, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks for notifying me. Don't refer to the company's principals by their first names, please - or do anything else that makes the page look like promotion for the company rather than a neutral article. NawlinWiki (talk) 16:29, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protection of my talk page[edit]

Hi. Could you explain to me why my talk page has been temporarily semi-protected for sock-puppetry? I don't seem to understand what's going on here. Davykamanzitalkcontribsalter ego 17:35, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Your page was being vandalized by User:David Beals sockpuppets. I used selective deletion to get rid of the vandal edits, which is why you can't see them. The semiprotection is only for 12 hours. NawlinWiki (talk) 18:23, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Oh thanks. I would've liked to see how it was vandalised though. Davykamanzitalkcontribsalter ego 18:36, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

    • That particular vandal places YouTube links to videos of ceiling fans. No, I don't get it either. NawlinWiki (talk) 18:37, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Full protection of AN/I[edit]

Did you intend to fully protect AN/I for 6 hours? Monty845 20:09, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I was getting ready to ask the same question. I think he meant semi-protection, considering it was an IP Dusti*Let's talk!* 20:13, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Full protection of ANI is a very bad idea. DuncanHill (talk) 20:14, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── NawlinWiki, when I told you to shut this bitch down I'm not if that is what I mean't. I don't know whether to Facepalm3.svg Facepalm or give you two thumbs up. (talk) 20:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

There are sometimes good reasons to do unusual things. Can you explain? (here or on IRC?) --Kim Bruning (talk) 20:23, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

And when one can't think of a good reason, just go with the most obvious -- stupidity. (talk) 20:19, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Hanlon's razor? :-P Well, maybe, but that depends on NawlinWiki's thoughts, right? ;-) --Kim Bruning (talk) 20:23, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Lowered the protection to semi, hoping that I divined your intentions. Will get around to blocking impolite commentators soonish. Favonian (talk) 20:24, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Yep, meant to semi, my mistake. Thanks all. NawlinWiki (talk) 20:27, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
'sOK. It looks awesome on your resume. O:-) Though you're going to have to work a bit harder to make it into the Village stocks --Kim Bruning (talk) 20:34, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I disagree with your speedy deletion[edit]


I believe that you have incorrectly speedily deleted a Wikipedia article that I created.

While I understand that you may not consider Clubs always "notable", I feel that this particular club is good enough (a website, twitter,and lots of other stuff) and controversial enough to be kept on as an article.

I think that this club will become even more popular in the forseeable future having grown in popularity very rapidly of late.

Please consider reinstating my article, not least because I spent a lot of time and effort on it and was dismayed to see it 'speedily deleted'.


User:boltcrbetitorEdfilmsuk (talk) 22:03, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I'm sorry about the effort that you put into the article. But we don't do articles based on the author's belief that something is the Next Big Thing. Also, see our website notability guidelines at WP:WEB. NawlinWiki (talk) 14:18, 14 August 2014 (UTC)


this article is of real person listen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zemarimowafaq (talkcontribs) 21:26, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Good job[edit]

Greetings NawlinWiki! Thanks for being keen and blocking spambots! Highly appreciate it. Best, ///EuroCarGT 21:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

And... now my block log is not clean. It's okay, still a bummer. Best, ///EuroCarGT 00:51, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
So sorry. NawlinWiki (talk) 00:52, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Consider it an honorable wound. Acroterion (talk) 00:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of Company Connector[edit]

Hi NawlinWiki, on July 29th I asked about Company Connector, a previoudly deleted page (see the archives). You responded and I recently asked a follow up question. I'm not sure if you check or the archives (or if I even should have written it there), so posting again here.

  • You said: The article I deleted in 2013 had no content at all. You should be aware that we discourage people from writing about their own companies on Wikipedia, see WP:COI. Any article about the company would have to show that it meets our notability standards, WP:CORP, as shown by reliable, independent sources, WP:V. NawlinWiki (talk) 16:56, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Btw, let me know if I should be responding to you somewhere else. Thanks again for the help, Joehallett3 (talk) 20:25, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

    • In my opinion, college newspapers don't count as significant news coverage. And this is the right place to find me - sorry for not seeing your comment in the archives. NawlinWiki (talk) 21:16, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Recreation of M-GO[edit]

Hello, I appreciate your effort in making sure published articles are up to standard on Wikipedia. I am writing this message to ask for your advice. As I was about to publish an article titled "M-GO", I discovered to my surprise that it had been created and deleted once on June 2, 2014, as an "unambiguous advertising or promotion". I do not know what the first article looked like but I suspect that its deletion had a lot to do with its wording and style. I have then painstakingly written a new article that complies, to the best of my knowledge, to WP policies and rules and most importantly emulates similar WP articles in the same category (ex. Hulu, Netflix, Vudu). Just like another editor asked you in the previous post "ReCreation of a Page Once Speedily Deleted", I am asking your cooperation and expertise in evaluating the draft I have written in my sandbox here: I will be most grateful if you could tell me if it is now acceptable for publication. Thank you for your cooperation. Bostonscribe (talk) 21:56, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

  • That draft looks generally good. These sentences appear promotional: "To securely deliver and playback premium content, M-GO implements several Digital rights management (DRM) technologies seamlessly and transparently for consumers while protecting movies rights. For the best user experience M-GO is involved in building and adopting adaptive bitrate streaming technology such as smooth streaming, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and MPEG-DASH." Please rewrite these without the adjectives. Thanks, NawlinWiki (talk) 12:45, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your appreciation and advice. I really appreciate your input. Bostonscribe (talk) 14:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Question Regarding Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hello, can you please explain why the page was deleted and how can it be fixed? Thank you Internetman2014 (talk) 22:27, 15 August 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Internetman2014 (talkcontribs) 22:01, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

  • The page was deleted because it was written in a promotional fashion. See WP:SPAM and WP:NPOV. NawlinWiki (talk) 12:42, 16 August 2014 (UTC)


Dear Nawlin, thank you for yer quick action in reverting my obvious vandalism, but I'm curious as to why you admins don't just block straight after the first vandalism. Wouldn't it have been better to block for a day? Sincerely, the IP known as (talk) 14:45, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

We believe in giving people second chances. Samsara (FA  FP) 14:59, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Well that explains why Wikipedia is in such a poor state. Do you not find that editors spend more time repairing damage than actually building the place up? I just looked at your warning templates, do you really wait for four acts of vandalism before someone does something about it? Why not just two warnings? (talk) 15:17, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Because people might not know the tools when they first start. Many will make a "test edit" because they don't believe their changes will really show up. Next, they might do it again just to show their friends. So there's a margin of error built in within which we expect people to start showing positive and constructive behaviour. Samsara (FA  FP) 15:30, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
I see. So basically you're accounting for the teenagers who vandalise for a bit of fun, but will then grow up very quickly? A little unrealistic perhaps?. Thank you for your careful answers. (talk) 15:59, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure. It might work on you. You'll see. ;) Samsara (FA  FP) 16:16, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you for cleaning up the spam on my user page, and blocking the IP. What was that?

Bearian (talk) 15:00, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

  • You're welcome. It looks like it was a misplaced petition drive. NawlinWiki (talk) 15:19, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Give me time ;)[edit]

I'm just starting to create the page PLUSPLUS, give me time, I've only had like 5 mins :) Thanks ProcEnforce (talk) 19:52, 18 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi. It looks like you deleted the article Hwaet as an expired PROD. I could be mistaken, but I think the article had only been tagged with a PROD template for about 8 minutes before it was deleted. Granted, the article's quality was pretty poor and probably fell under WP:CSD#A1 (no context). Just thought I'd let you know about this. Best, Mz7 (talk) 20:02, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism by Prithvie009[edit]

The vandalism by this user account is a direct continuation of vandalism by (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · edit filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log), with the named user account, Prithvie009 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), being created one minute after the IP got a final warning. Both this user and the IP make the exact same edits, adding the name of a Prithvie something, who apparently is a footballer in India. Thomas.W talk 16:04, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Quick Reminder - July 31 posting[edit]

Hi NawlinWiki, may I politely draw your attention to my post made on July 31 which I suspect your end-of-month archiving routine has moved to User_talk:NawlinWiki/Archive_88#Article_Gen_Re.2C_edits_on_financial_security_and_historical_information_revoked before you had a chance to notice it? Thank you much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by General Re (talkcontribs) 17:30, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

  • It's still too promotional - "The growth years"; "one of the leading", and other copy that makes this sound like the company official history. NawlinWiki (talk) 22:00, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Birthday card[edit]

HI, you recently deleted a page I created. I understand you are just doing your job, but maybe could you not be so efficient? Its a joke, really only necessary until 7pm central time. I made it to go along with a birthday card. I knew the page would be deleted, but I was hoping my father-in-law could see it and get a laugh first.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Savk322 (talkcontribs) 21:55, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

  • That's nice, but if we allowed one joke/shoutout page, we'd have thousands. See WP:NOT. NawlinWiki (talk) 21:58, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

How to deal with Administrator who is vandalizing?[edit]


The user Deb is vandalizing the May 22 wikipedia page by constantly reverting to her edit which deletes many legitimate entries. I have tried posting on her talk page and she still continues to revert to her edits. Her edits are illegitimate deletions.

This user must be stopped. She is behaving in a malicious and inconsiderate manner, yet she is also an administrator. Where can I solicit help for this situation?


Why action on my talk page?[edit]

Hello Nawlin, just wondered why my talk page got deleted, recreated, and protected earlier today, with references to persistent sockpuppetry. There's nothing untoward in the edit history. And I have certainly not been involved in any sockpuppetry: Noyster (talk), 14:41, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Many thanks for protecting my talk page - Enjoy!! Denisarona (talk) 15:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocking of[edit]

Hi, sorry if I'm being blind here, but in diff/622087772, HBC AIV helperbot11 says that you blocked‎‎, yet the log for said user is empty. This is after HBC AIV helperbot11 said the same re Drmies. I'm confused, and wonder if you could explain why this is so? Thanks. —WOFall (talk) 19:06, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Interesting. Drmies (talk) 19:08, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't get it either, but I have now blocked the IP. NawlinWiki (talk) 19:09, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

inre Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hit By Lightning[edit]

copy-pasted from deletion log:

"15:33, August 19, 2014 NawlinWiki (talk | contribs) deleted page Hit By Lightning (Film) (Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria G11, A7)"

This brought another editor to speedy it again a few minutes later when recreated. But he took a drubbing at today's AFD for lack of WP:BEFORE. When he offered the time code, I found what he did... but in looking through your contribs, I was unable to find any such action for that time and date (Is the deletion log broke?), and could not find you notifying an author.

I feel G11 is an iffy call for a two-sentence improvable stub and A7 does not apply to films. With great respects, had you done jusdt a little BEFORE, you might have learned that by the article's creation on August 19, the film had already had its debut and the topic was eminently sourcable. Just goes to show that even the most experienced admins can sometimes err. Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:00, 21 August 2014 (UTC)