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Hugh of Arles[edit]

That's a sound entry! Vet my changes, would you? Wikipedia still has no Kingdom of Arles entry. Look at the brief bit on medieval Arles (don't be rough on me: I was working beyond my competence there), which should have a tag: Main Entry is at Kingdom of Arles. Just a thought... --Wetman 05:23, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Your changes look OK: there's one bit of punctuation that doesn't look quite right to me, and I'd like to double-check your "at Arles" addition if and when I can get more detailed sources - but neither seem to require urgent change (if change at all). If nobody gets in first, I will probably try a Kingdom of Arles or Kingdom of Burgundy article sometime - but it'll need a bit of research and thinking through first. Though I'll probably try tidying up at least some of the names in the Arles article meanwhile. PWilkinson 18:51, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)

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Thanks! --evrik 17:14, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Suboto[edit]

I've taken your advice and redirected it to Sivota (which doesn't exist yet). It's described as being a city across from Corfu on the mainland, so it certainly fits. Choess 05:52, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

Gregbard 03:06, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/London 11[edit]

Hi Peter, Fyi, there will be another London wiki pubmeet on the 13th of July. It seems to have settled on something that is usually a Joms weekend. But just in case you're available... --Peter cohen (talk) 21:27, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: Cologne War[edit]

I assure you that you have nothing to worry about. The prior contents of that article were comprised of a vulgar non sequitur added by a vandalism-only account. Any actual article on the topic would be more than welcome. Cheers, ˉˉanetode╦╩ 00:45, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Please see: Cologne War .... :) Auntieruth55 (talk) 23:36, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

History of logic brokenness[edit]

I've replied on User talk:Chalst/tasks. — Charles Stewart (talk) 12:57, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Game designers[edit]

Thanks for your recent help in sourcing some of the game designer pages that are up for deletion. If you have the time, other articles similarly in need of sourcing include Paul Drye, Ann Dupuis, Pete Fenlon, Geoffrey C. Grabowski, Rob Heinsoo, Gary Holian, ‎Jeff Koke, Christopher Kubasik, Scott Leaton, Chris Wiese, Ken Lightner, and Clinton R. Nixon. 129.33.19.254 (talk) 23:37, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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For your bizarre yet humorous comments at WP:AfD. Bearian (talk) 19:57, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for Proofing my translation![edit]

I just want to say thank you for cleaning up my translation at Johannes Emde. Cheers! Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:17, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Village Pump[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that I quoted you at Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#Notability of local level elections because of how well you explained the fundamental policy implications. My apologies if you do not want to be quoted. Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:26, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

(Namely, your statement at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tamworth Council election, 2008). Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:27, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
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I'll go ahead and email it to you. If and when you're ready to bring the article back to the main space, just let me know and I'll undelete it for you, and then you can just replace the existing material with what you've worked on. That way we still have the history preserved. You could ask another admin to do it for you, but you might have to convince them of why it's necessary. Thanks. -- Atama 23:26, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Hugo Rocket Image[edit]

Peter - thanks for pointing out the deletion request about the Hugo image. I've replaced the contentious image with a generic one which should hopefully satisfy the deletion requester. VJDocherty (talk) 21:29, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Data exchange language for deletion[edit]

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Thanks for the notification. I think that User:Ladislav Mecir, as the article's creator, and User:AndriesVanRenssen, as the other main contributor to it, should be informed of the deletion discussion. I myself have no objection to merger or redirection, and will be saying so in the AfD. PWilkinson (talk) 13:10, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Cullen and Cullen328[edit]

Hello,

In the deletion debate about Adolph Aloys von Braun, you attributed some of my remarks to User:Cullen, linking to his page. I am Cullen328, and started editing about the time that Cullen became inactive in 2009. However, we are two different people. Just so you know. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 01:39, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Le Hoang Hung[edit]

Thank you for bringing clarity to the deletion discussion about Le Hoang Hung. Crtew (talk) 12:45, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

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Arpad Szabo[edit]

I think it was a mistake to delete the page. Arpad Szabo was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and he published widely on the history of exact sciences, see here. See also this: [1]. Kope (talk) 22:19, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

The only people who will have considered it a mistake, I'm afraid, are those who, like you and me, already knew of Arpad Szabo. The article is now in my user space, at User:PWilkinson/Arpad Szabo. It currently says very little - which, I am almost certain, is why it got deleted. Please feel free to edit it, so we can get it up to Wikipedia standards and restored as a Wikipedia article - I don't know Hungarian and I am not a professional mathematician, so that gives you two big advantages over me. PWilkinson (talk) 19:43, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

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List of Havyakas[edit]

Question on your de-prod on List of Havyakas. I agree that prodding a blank list is problematic--it looks devious. However, none of that information was sourced, so removing all of it was acceptable. Some of the people, in fact, must be removed per WP:NLIST, because they're listing living people as having a particular characteristic without reference (either on the list or on the target article). What then should be done if an article has no verifiable content? Should we keep all of the content in unverified then go to AfD? There's a proposal at WT:INDIA#List of members of X caste that discusses this issue you might be interested in (basically, extended the BLP protections on ethnicity to cover caste, as they have exactly the same effect, or maybe more so, in India). Qwyrxian (talk) 03:32, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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I accepted your arguments as the best upon closing Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Umm Ishaq bint Talhah. Bearian (talk) 22:34, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Battle of Gabai[edit]

Created effectively in one edit, no wikilinks or accessible references, not even an assertion of notability for the game. I wonder where the text comes from? I've restored this now (an TPH is innocent this time), cheers Jimfbleak - talk to me? 17:04, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

The link you provided was identical with the article. Once I found that I proposed speedy deletion as a copyvio. Honour is therefore satisfied, but I suspect the battle itself, rather than the gaming bovine scatology, might well be notable. If you are a battle historian this may be right up your street. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 18:51, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
For the moment, I have recreated the article as a redirect to Spitamenes - which is itself both poorly written and appallingly referenced but almost certainly not a copyvio (and is certainly improvable, in both language and references). I suspect that that might have been the result of the AfD if it had gone the full week - if, as is quite possible, Arrian only gave the battle three sentences, there would probably be plenty of reliable sources but mostly doing little more than paraphrasing Arrian. PWilkinson (talk) 19:37, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Contested proposed deletion of Al Ansar Club (Libya)[edit]

About you contested the proposed deletion of Al Ansar Club (Libya) on the grounds that the club had played in the Libyan Cup. Are you able to support this claim with reliable sources? Sir Sputnik (talk) 20:05, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

It's over three weeks ago and I don't remember exactly what I had found then. However, given that it was a PROD only a day from expiry and I will have found it while skimming through WP:PRODSUM, I may have assumed (possibly rashly) that Libyan Cup 2008–09 – First Round, Libyan Cup 2008–09 – Second Round and 2009–10 Libyan Cup – Round of 32, while not themselves reliable sources, were based on reliable sources. The club is listed as Al Ansaar in each of these, but the links go through to Al Ansar Club (Libya) and in my experience, that kind of discrepancy is common in transliterations from Arabic. I would also mention that if, as in this case, I say something like "feel free to take to AfD" in the edit summary, it is usually because, while I think I have good grounds for the deprod, I'm not entirely certain of them (though in this case, I think my uncertainty was actually about whether I had interpreted the notability criteria correctly). PWilkinson (talk) 22:50, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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re: Vax gold key and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Vax gold key[edit]

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Burney's music articles[edit]

Thank you for supporting this. I must confess to being dismayed to find this piece was a candidate for deletion before it was ever written! I understand the AfD designation was generated by a bot, within minutes of my beginning to write it, which strikes me as being a highly dangerous way of organising WP. Where will it end? I hope I will have better luck when I have finished editing it. Kind regards Apwoolrich (talk) 17:52, 14 July 2014 (UTC)