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Redban comeback?[edit]

Could you take a look at this "new editor" who created the account a few days after Redban filled his unsuccessful unblock request as Redban02, who almost immediately started editing with a Redban-similar path, and confront this edit summary with this, this and this? WP:DUCK? Cavarrone 17:57, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Maybe. I don't have time right now to look into it, try getting an SPI. postdlf (talk) 19:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
For the record, it was. --Cavarrone 17:14, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Premature AFD closures[edit]

You closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Elkhan Temirbaev, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Risto Mitrevski, and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2012 Michigan Bucks season all before the 7-day AFD period closed. As some people only check nominations weekly, we have not yet had a chance to review. Can you please open them until after the 7-day AFD period passes. Thanks. Nfitz (talk) 15:35, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

The consensus was clear on all of those, the issues not novel, and the participants well established and familiar with the subjects. What do you think could have changed in just one more day? What was going to be your argument for keeping? postdlf (talk) 16:18, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
WP:AFD clearly states that "Articles listed are normally discussed for at least seven days". There was nothing pressing or unusual about these AFDs. One only had 2 other people comment. You have clearly and unnecessarily violated the guidelines at WP:AFD when there is WP:NORUSH. Please simply reopen the AFDs for further discussion, and kindly please follow guidelines in the future. Because the pages are deleted, I have not had the opportunity to assess whether any argument should be made for keeping, or otherwise. Nfitz (talk) 18:24, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
These football AFDs are very common and routine. You don't need to look at the state of the articles to assess whether the topics pass GNG or the individuals in question played for a fully professional league, which is why they were deleted. If you can establish either of those things, the articles can be recreated notwithstanding the deletion. If you can't establish either, then it would be a complete waste of time to consider it further, and we don't follow process for the sake of process if there's no reason to think anything would change. You could consider that a WP:SNOW close if you like, but a mere day early is not material enough to even bother invoking that IMHO. As you noted, the AFD procedures even say "normally" seven days. postdlf (talk) 18:44, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
In many football deletions, only 2 commenters leads to an extension of the AFD period, not a SNOW close. Please re-open the AFDs, and please follow procedures properly in the future. Nfitz (talk) 20:45, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Deletion review for Risto Mitrevski[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Risto Mitrevski. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Nfitz (talk) 22:41, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Brooke Fletcher (2nd nomination)[edit]

I am not objecting to the close of this AfD, but feel merge would have been a better option (which no one suggested, so obviously it wasn't going to be closed that way). Would you object to me restoring the page, performing the merge, and turnign it into a redirect? --ThaddeusB (talk) 21:02, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Merging what content to what article? postdlf (talk) 21:06, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Obviously the content from Brooke Fletcher would be the source. The target would be Miss Georgia USA, sorry I left that part out initially. It is my intention to merge many of these not-notable/barely notable Miss USA contestants in a similar fashion. --ThaddeusB (talk) 21:13, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
But what content from Brooke Fletcher? Your target has over 50 entries in a formatted table, so obviously you're not going to dump the whole article as it stood in there. I'd be able to better answer if I could imagine what the end result would look like. And it might be seen by some as an endrun around the AFD if you essentially recreate the individual winner articles within each pageant title's article. I don't particularly care, but I think you're taking your chances at pissing other people off and generating drama without first getting some consensus from other editors on how to handle that content, indeed if it should be expanded for each entry beyond the "notes" column currently in the title article. You don't need anyone's permission to create a redirect, of course. postdlf (talk) 21:25, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
At least one of these (Carrie Lee), explicitly closed as a merge. I'll start with that one to give some idea of what I envision and get back to you. --ThaddeusB (talk) 22:44, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
My intent is more to caution you about backlash; I'm not planning to intervene in the pageant title article to "enforce" my close or whatnot regardless of what you do. Good luck. postdlf (talk) 23:15, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Another user modified my !vote in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Queer theology[edit]

I completely agree with your closure but I was disturbed to see that a different IP editor had modified my !vote per this diff. If there is anything you can do to correct the record and/or admonish the vandal I would greatly appreciate it. (talk) 00:03, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Done. I thought something was fishy, though I hadn't seen the history or prior versions; I just assumed it was sockpuppetry. If you register an account, you'll be able to keep such pages on a watchlist so you'll be quicker to identify such vandalism when it happens. Cheers, postdlf (talk) 00:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. (talk) 00:41, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Cornwall Domesday Book tenants-in-chief[edit]

As Cornwall Domesday Book tenants-in-chief was included in the same AfD as Devon Domesday Book tenants-in-chief could you please remove the deletion notice there.--Johnsoniensis (talk) 10:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

The Unofficial Guides to Medicine[edit]

Dear Sir/Madame. I completely support your decision to delete my article The Unofficial Guides to Medicine, and understand that it has been written in an inappropriate manner for Wikipedia. I am fully committed to a substancial rewrite, so that it is unrecognisable from the origional. However, I no longer have access to the original article, and i'd really value this being moved back to my draft folder, so that i can use at least some of the references for notibility as a starting point. Really hope you can facilitate this, and then i'll take my time over a few months to get the article right for wikipedia needs.

Thank you in advance for your help, best wishes (ZeshanQureshi (talk) 14:04, 24 February 2015 (UTC))

Links, please. postdlf (talk) 19:23, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
On behalf of ZushanQureshi, I am adding the links. Undelete The Unofficial Guides to Medicine, which was deleted by an AfD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Unofficial Guides to Medicine. And then move it to Draft:The Unofficial Guides to Medicine for improvement. - Yutah Andrei Marzan Ogawa123|UPage|☺★ (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Content temporarily posted at User:ZeshanQureshi/temp so you can retrieve your references. I will delete it on March 1. postdlf (talk) 15:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Question about deletion of lists[edit]

Hi, you just deleted a list about sex scandals. As discussed at BLPN here, there's a bunch of similar lists that ought to be deleted for virtually the same reasons. Do they each require a separate AfD, or can they be grouped in a single AfD, or a single request for speedy deletion? Thanks for any advice.Anythingyouwant (talk) 16:48, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

I don't see how those are necessarily similar at all. The AFD I just closed was basically just a collection of news reports of alleged bad behavior, with the scandals themselves (if they could even be called that) not individually notable. The list of U.S. federal polticial scandals, for example, obviously differs on that point. So see what others say at BLPN about your comment there before you nominate anything, and then individual nominations would be the way to go (if at all) because their content and merits vary. postdlf (talk) 17:00, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the feedback.Anythingyouwant (talk) 17:40, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


How does one go about requesting/setting up a deletion sorting list (e.g., Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Sportspeople) for a new topic area? I would like to set up a new deletion sort list for swimming. Please let me know. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 17:23, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

I've never done it. Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Deletion sorting would seem to be a good place to ask. postdlf (talk) 17:27, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, PDLF. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 18:31, 20 March 2015 (UTC)