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Question about WP:SNOW for an AfD[edit]

Hi, could you please have a look at this AfD? The only opposing voter made the statement at a much earlier stage before many of the media sources had released their stories and interviews about the project. So, I'm wondering, can the AfD be closed per WP:SNOW? - Anonimski (talk) 20:18, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Anonimski: There are additional delete !votes in the discussion, and another contributor recently !voted to delete the article, so I recommend having the discussion run for the typical full seven days. North America1000 22:52, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Help[edit]

I logged in as Ooppss already used but it didn't let me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eerbbeeewww (talkcontribs) 02:13, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Eerbbeeewww: It does not appear that you created an account with this user name. An account under this name existed in April 2006 (link), but it does not appear that any edits were performed using it (link). On a different note, please be sure to sign your posts on talk pages using four tildes: ~~~~. North America1000 22:48, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

strange doors edit[edit]

Hello, thank you for taking the time to edit the page about The Strange Doors. However, could you explain what the edit summary "-ws" means? I'm new to Wikipedia, so it isn't clear to me. Many thanks for your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorslife (talkcontribs) 09:17, 16 April 2015‎ (UTC)

Hi Doorslife: The edit I performed at Draft:The Strange Doors removed extra white space (blank lines) on the page. I abbreviate this action in the edit summary as "-ws". North America1000 22:44, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Also, please be sure to sign your posts on talk pages using four tildes: ~~~~. Thanks. North America1000 22:49, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Chicken Salad Chick[edit]

Allen3 talk 00:05, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X tab navigation[edit]

Hi, I think the new tab-based navigation is kind of excessive for the scale of the project. Something closer to the orignal design (links on the main page) should be sufficient and less intrusive. Would you mind if I revert the addition and try to figure out a more lightweight alternative? wctaiwan (talk) 01:53, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Wctaiwan: I like the tabs, and find them unobtrusive as they exist atop the project's pages. A problem with the project's pages is that many of them were orphaned, in which there were no links to them. If there are no links, then people won't know about various pages' existence, won't see them, and won't be able to understand the project's workings. North America1000 01:57, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
They weren't actually orphaned. Harej consolidated things under the Volunteers subpage a few days ago; prior to that they were linked from the main page (which is probably better; I'd probably change it back to something similar). That the tabs are on top of every project page is why I find them obtrusive (along with their size, the fact that they take up the full width, and the contrast). Sure, they're common on Wikipedia, but it's really not good design. Pages on one website really shouldn't be introducing their own persistent navigation elements (or, when you come down to it, their own page layouts, but it's probably an OK price to pay for making the main page of a WikiProject look interesting to visitors). Outside of the talk page link (which is duplicating the Vector/Monobook tabs, anyway), the links really aren't so crucial that they need to be visible on every page of the WikiProject. I'd strongly favour taking them out. wctaiwan (talk) 02:08, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I have removed the black coloration in {{WikiProject X tabbed header}} to lessen its presence and have initiated a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject X § Tabbed header in hopes to obtain member input regarding the matter. In this manner, hopefully a consensus can be reached regarding its use. North America1000 02:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
N.b. Tabbed header replaced with {{WikiProject X sidebar}}. North America1000 19:02, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Bangladesh[edit]

Hi. A few years back I sorted out most of the categories for settlements on wikipedia. To avoid confusion between town and city and village and town we decided on putting all in one category. For Bangladesh this should be avoided and instead replaced with whatever applies in Category:Populated places in Bangladesh by division.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:58, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld: Thanks for the information and notification. North America1000 04:45, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld: Update: Of note is that populated places that are verified as villages could be categorized as such. For example, see List of villages in Bangladesh, whereby some of the listed villages are verified by reliable sources as such (villages). North America1000 17:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2015)[edit]

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Lorne Sausage[edit]

Hi,

I am interested to know how you edited the page on Lorne Sausage.

Kind regards, Fraser — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.191.182.249 (talk) 03:37, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello Fraser: Check out Help:Editing for an overview. Editing is easy, simply select the Edit link atop a page, perform your edits, select Show preview at the bottom of the page, and if satisfied with your edits, Select save page. Please be sure to follow Wikipedia's guidelines and policies when editing, as summarized on the message I left on your talk page. Welcome to Wikipedia. North America1000 04:42, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

M._William_Phelps[edit]

Would you be willing to swing by M._William_Phelps, the already shrill arguments of Nom now fly so so bizarrely in the face of policy that it may be time to close the discussion, or perhaps to draw in another experienced editor? [1] I'm not sure how to proceed with an editor who flatly misstates policy, when no other editors have come to the page and it has been up for weeks already.E.M.Gregory (talk) 12:27, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

E.M.Gregory: I'm presently working on other stuff, so I may not get to the AfD discussion. North America1000 13:06, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

The Strange Doors amendment[edit]

Apologies, I don't know how to thank you for your reply to my last question, so thanking you here, for taking the time to explain about your amendment to my draft article. Doorslife (talk) 12:32, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Doorslife: Thanks, and thanks for contributing to Wikipedia. North America1000 12:34, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Bettifm[edit]

Hey.

I just noted your theory that User:Bettifm was secretly blocked for sock puppetry.

That doesn't seem to be the case, based on the block log here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log/block&page=User%3ABettifm

They were blocked for removing the AFD notice, but the block was extended to indefinite based on the accusation of sock puppetry.

Since the original block was incorrect, it would stand to reason that the extension of the block was similarly incorrect. I was wondering if you could perhaps amend your claim that they were secretly blocked for sock puppetry from the AFD closure notice. Thanks.

Fingers crossed the admin that extended it from 1 week to indefinite sees their mistake and undoes the error. I'd hate to see a good editor like Bettifm banned based on something as silly as being bold by removing an AFD that should never have been there in the first place. I think we should assume good faith a bit more. Mister Sneeze A Lot (talk) 13:54, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Furthermore, per their own admission, User:Tamaora is a "sister editor" of Bettifm, and was not hiding that they were a meatpuppet of each other, per their own user page: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Tamaora&oldid=655168116 . I am certain that this does not violate WP:SOCK and the indefinite ban of both was made in error. The 1 week block was maybe fair enough though. Mister Sneeze A Lot (talk) 13:58, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello Mister Sneeze A Lot: The indefinite block was performed by Bbb23, who is both an admin and a checkuser, and this did not occur secretly (link). As such, I suggest you ask inquire with them about the block. Gadfium performed the block before this, which was for one week, for removing an AfD template from an article (link, scroll down to second entry with the section header "Blocked"), so I suggest you contact this user about this block. The user removed the AfD template prematurely from the article at 09:18, 18 April 2015 (UTC) (diff) while the discussion was still occurring. The nominator did not withdraw until 14:01, 18 April 2015 (UTC) (diff). You state the block is incorrect, but this does not appear to be the case. I won't be changing the close at the AfD discussion to state they were "secretly" blocked, because this would be incorrect to state. North America1000 18:08, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Firstly, the block was for removing the AFD, as you agree to here, as I stated in the AFD, and as you "corrected" (incorrectly) in the closing of that AFD. Since you admit to being wrong above, I'd like you to just delete that line in the AFD, as it will be looked at in the future and some people might get the wrong idea. They were blocked indefinitely on the basis of an alleged sock puppet Tamaora, who, as stated above, is an admitted "sister editor" and hence is not in violation on Wikipedia's sock puppetry policy. I discussed this with the blocking editors and was told that I was secretly a sock puppet too. Thankfully, CheckUser confirmed that we are in different countries to each other, and are very unrelated. I am not asking you to investigate, just to correct your error in the AFD closing, for future reference. Thanks. Mister Sneeze A Lot (talk) 00:37, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
No, I have not admitted to being "wrong", because the chronology of events supports my response above in entirety. I have modified the close at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/When We Go To War to read "The result was speedy keep. Of note is that User:Bettifm was blocked (by another admin) for removing the AfD template from the article, and was later indefinitely blocked for sock puppetry (by another admin)." (link). The entire reason for this is because of your unblock request in the discussion. The block for the AfD template removal was for one week, the block for socking is indefinite. North America1000 00:45, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
I have nothing more to say about the indefinite block of the two accounts, although I found Mr. Sneeze A Lot's explanation as to why he was protesting the block to be interesting. Just a slight correction/addition about Bettifm's block history. He was blocked for one week by Gadfium for persistent addition of unsourced information. He was later blocked for one week by Gadfium for removing AfD tags. Then came my block.--Bbb23 (talk) 01:19, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes, of course I noticed the first block, but there was no need to mention it in the AfD discussion, so I didn't. Thanks for your input Bbb23. North America1000 01:24, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Big sighs. Proof doesn't mean as much over here as it does in the real world. Mister Sneeze A Lot (talk) 01:55, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Specialty foods[edit]

Harrias talk 04:47, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Big television awards[edit]

Okay well I asked one of the Indian users what they thought and they did say that it might be best to do afd which is why I did that. Wgolf (talk) 18:36, 22 April 2015 (UTC) BTW on another note-I think some SPI is going on here Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wanessa Milhomem. Wgolf (talk) 18:38, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Wgolf: Regarding the latter, I have initiated a WP:SPI investigation here. North America1000 19:08, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Taziki's Mediterranean Café[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Taziki's Mediterranean Café 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) 21:33, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification; replied at the nomination page. North America1000 21:57, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

re: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/GreenEvo[edit]

Could you reopen it? I think it could be listed for a while longer. The problem is that the only person participating, safe me is the article's creator. We haven't even gotten a single third opinion there. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:27, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Piotrus: Rather than reopening it, which would create a third relisting against advice at WP:RELIST ("in general, debates should not be relisted more than twice"), it would be more congruent with guidelines to simply renominate it. Note that the discussion was closed with no prejudice against speedy renomination. North America1000 05:31, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Greek restaurant[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 14:32, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

This is the best DYK I've ever seen. It's evoked Proustian memories of hot bread and cold wine and burnt skies and sticks and stones and endless skewers. yes. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:13, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi Gareth E Kegg: Thanks, and glad to hear that people are enjoying the new article. North America1000 23:43, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 April 2015[edit]

A user who seems to be tagging every single film from India as a BLP unsourced[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/AR.00148 Has been doing it-not sure what type of message to send though-but none of these are blps or are unsourced. They might not have a good basis in the English language is my guess though. Wgolf (talk) 20:15, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Wgolf: I have warned the user to discontinue incorrectly tagging non-blp articles as such (link). North America1000 20:23, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
N.b. I went through the user's contributions and have made several corrections in articles as per the above. North America1000 20:33, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Automated Bare url fill?[edit]

That's a new one on me! Does it work well?--Mark Miller (talk) 22:23, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Is this about reFill? It works fine, but the output sometimes need to be further copy edited to conform with reference formatting guidelines. North America1000 22:26, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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  • Hello Northamerica1000:
This week's voting for TAFI's upcoming weekly collaboration has begun at Week 21 of 2015. Thanks for participating!
Sent by Northamerica1000 using mass messaging on 00:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Regarding an edit made on Talk:Muara Bungo[edit]

Hey there, I noticed that you made a change to my comment on the Muara Bungo talk page. I used the <pre> tag to indicate that I was quoting from an article elsewhere. Was my use of said tag appropriate or is there a better way to indicate a quote among the rest of my comments? Thanks, Interference 541 (talk) 02:27, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Interference 541: I restored the <pre> markup there. It's unclear that this is a quote, which is why I (initially) removed it. I recommend adding a note above the information stating that it's quoted, along with where it's quoted from. North America1000 02:32, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks North, will do! Interference 541 (talk) 02:34, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt reply. North America1000 02:40, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

I got your message man:-)[edit]

Hey Mr. North this is Dfrr. I got your message. I will be happy to help. thank you and have a great rest of AprilDfrr (talk) 08:07, 26 April 2015 (UTC)(Talk to me:-))

Dfrr: Thanks for the note, and feel free to contribute to discussions at WT:TAFI. North America1000 18:12, 26 April 2015 (UTC)