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Deletion review for Hummingbird Heartbeat[edit]

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The Weight of Chains 2[edit]

whack-a-mole[edit]

Take a quick look at this, and then stroll along memory lane I mean revisit the unintended hilarity here (note all the blather about "proud past alumni" and religious/mystical Deep Thought) ... and then this dehancement (as if it weren't bad enough already), and this list of "contributions". Urgghhh. I really ought to take several swings with my administrative cattle prod, but sorry, no: it's past my bedtime. Good night! -- Hoary (talk) 14:59, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

The Weight of Chains 2 */ discretionary sanctions[edit]

As you may be the editor closing the current deletion review on 'The Weight of Chains 2', I am drawing your attention to the fact that ALL Malagurski's political films are currently subject to discretionary sanctions. It might be prudent to extend those to this new film as well. I left a post here:[1]. Thanks.Pincrete (talk) 22:29, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

I closed the AfD that's being reviewed. It would not be appropriate for me to close the review. -- RoySmith (talk) 22:34, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Undo deletion Piet-Hein Out page[edit]

The page of Piet-Hein Out as a circus photographer was deleted. When I read the reasons given why this appears to be mainly due to sources which somehow are decided to be not ok. However due to an exhibit of a part of Out’s circus poster collection at the Dutch Poster Museum there are several new sources addressing him as one of Europe’s best circus photographers:

http://www.weekbladzondag.nl/5462/circusfotograaf-en-affiche-verzamelaar.html (= Dutch newspaper)

http://www.mooihoorn.nl/uitgelicht// (website for the promotion of the city Hoorn where the circus poster exhibit is taking place).

And even the website about Dutch Circus Culture call him one of the best European circus photographers: http://www.circuscultuurnederland.nl/nationaal-circus-jaar/komt-dat-zien-circus-affiches/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zirkusfan (talkcontribs) 11:32, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Pinging @Editør:. @LaMona: and @Taketa:, all of whom participated in the original AfD for opinions on whether these new references change your minds about the AfD result. -- RoySmith (talk) 00:49, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi, those last two are minor local websites that cite the director talking about his own circus and his own personnel. These sources are not significant, not neutral and do not go deeply into the subject, but instead only mention him. As such these sources do not change my mind on the notability of the topic. The free newspaper for the west part of a province is better, but also does not convince. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:29, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
I think that the Weekbladzondag article is a step in the right direction to establish notability, although it doesn't do so on its own. Hang on to that one! I agree with Taketa that the others are not significant. It's great that you are following this closely, and hopefully exhibits like this one will result in more attention to the subject. Sometimes it just takes time before a person becomes well-enough known. LaMona (talk) 18:38, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
@Zirkusfan: it doesn't sound like there's any support for recreating this article based on the references you presented. My recommendation would be to study our notability guidelines and keep looking for the kind of high-quality references which would meet those guidelines. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask, and thanks for contributing! -- RoySmith (talk) 13:37, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Pinging @Editør:. @LaMona: and @Taketa: The circuscultuurnederland website is not at all a local site. Neither is it a circus owner. It is the site of the Dutch foundation to promote the Dutch Circus Culture in the entire country. So it is in my opinion the most valuable of sources if a foundation that promotes circus art in Holland actually also claims that Out is one of Europe's best circus photographers.Zirkusfan

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