User talk:Scope creep

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Hello Scope creep, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, please be sure to sign your name on Talk and vote pages using four tildes (~~~~) to produce your name and the current date, or three tildes (~~~) for just your name. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! --Ragib 22:17, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

Hi, just a note--Wikipedia is not a collection of source material. For that, you might want to check out our sister project, Wikisource. They already had the text of The Cornelian there, so I've deleted the version you posted here. Best wishes, Meelar (talk) 21:15, July 25, 2005 (UTC)



Hello, You voted my page on Amanda Eliasch to be deleted which was a lot of work. Yet I believe you want help on Woodcarving, it would be nice if you had supported me. Amanda has many credible articles, as does woodcarving. I think that many people should be on Wikipedia. If the art world in England can support her, then you should too. Hollywood does too, they supported her artistic work. Hope you will reconsider your opinion as I have now re sorted some of it. Just not brilliant yet as codes. So give me a chance. Thanks and I will support your endeavours to get woodcarving fully recognised. Incidentally her page was up for 6 years without any criticism before. Good luck, off to check woodcarving AERATBAG (talk) 09:08, 16 August 2014 (UTC)AERATBAGAERATBAG (talk) 09:08, 16 August 2014 (UTC)


I noticed that you have contributed to the Wood carving article. Please vote for Woodcarving at the Wikipedia:Article Improvement Drive --Reflex Reaction 14:56, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Redirect bypassation[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you made an edit to bypass a redirect at Pattern matching. However, WP:REDIRECT specifically forbids editing solely to avoid redirects - it introduces needsless verbiage at a net heavier load on the servers. Please bear this in mind when you are pondering circumventing redirects. --Sam Pointon 22:34, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

My mistake - it was adding a whole new link, not just piping. I should look at the diffs closer. --Sam Pointon 22:36, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Tobacco Smoking[edit]

I see that you have made major contributions to the Tobacco smoking page on Wikipedia and I have a question. Do you know anything about tobacco farm subsidies as they relate to the government fight against smoking? --GoOdCoNtEnT 20:58, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Sorry GoOdCoNtEnT, haven't a scobie. scope_creep 19:38, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

British linkfixing[edit]

Since [[United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|British]] wikilinks to a redirect, wouldn't it be simpler to just make your edits point to United Kingdom? Or am I missing something? --DeLarge 22:19, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Naw, I don't think so. There is 3 seperate phases of brits, most of them cover that (80%). There is also the British empire, which is in the second period. I think it would blur it. If you could identiy which articles relate to brits later than 1922, the modern era and wasn't antyhing to do with army, then you would get 80% of them, and the link could be put in there. i think 10% 300 or so, is 1700 stuff. I think this is my last disamg gaf. (scope_creep 19:37, 5 August 2006 (UTC))

I reiterate the OP. Please stop disambigging to a redirect. Eitehr fix the link properly, or leave it as it is. - UtherSRG (talk) 20:07, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

"Speedy delete" call[edit]

With regards to this edit:

Please note that "non notable" is not a criteria for speedy deletion. Failure to assert notability is. For more information on when exactly to call for (as well as when not to call for) a speedy delete, refer to Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Kavadi carrier 03:42, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Noted. scope_creep 22:05, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steven De Lelie[edit]

I noticed your vote at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steven De Lelie. The article Steven De Lelie now has some references. Could you please take another look at it? --TruthbringerToronto (Talk | contribs) 23:22, 10 November 2006 (UTC)


Could you also look at your vote on the NESkimos artical? The arguments for a keep are there, but to recap for you, 1. The artical passes one, maybe two, points, however it only needs to pass ONE. 2. Notable sources have been cited.

Thank you very much!

Sanctusorium 20:11, 11 November 2006 (UTC)


Regarding your vote for deletion: I reviewed the Wikipedia deletion policy and did not see "notable" as a requisite criteria for inclusion. I believe that XPLANE IS notable, however I petition you to withdraw your vote for deletion as it does not appear to be supported by the Wikipedia policy. dgray_xplane

AFD for Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity[edit]

You added this Afd to the afd log, but did not actually nominate it for afd. I have removed it from the Afd log. If you wish to nominate it for deletion, please follow the steps at WP:AFD#How to list pages for deletion. Regards, Flyguy649talkcontribs 17:59, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Update process of software deployment[edit]

In the software deployment discussion you commented that "...updating software is a nightmare sometimes. I think is needs several categories the question is what." I have added an expanded Update section with two major subcategories, built-in and version tracking. I'm not sure what you were expecting and I would appreciate your comments. John Harvey 15:07, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: Help with creating maps[edit]

Hello Scope creep,

Thanks for the contact. Thinking hard how exactly I can get across the map-making process, I think the first question I should ask should be if you are familliar with Adobe Illustrator or other vector based graphics software? If you're familliar with this kind of software I think I can communicate the process quite well. -- Jza84 · (talk) 21:34, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


I have replied to your comments on this AfD Please elaborate on your keep vote. Twenty Years 17:07, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Jewish subversion[edit]

Hello, it would be nice if you could help out with adding the literature you've read about this topic, so that we can collaborate on the article and make it NPOV and report on this historical topic of Jewish history. Your help is appreciated. — EliasAlucard|Talk 19:53 31 Oct, 2007 (UTC)


On November 18., you contributed to 78 different AfD debates over 9 hours, some of them several times. I admire your industry--and your remarkable range of interests--but one thing that would help us all, is that if you failed to find sources for an article, tell us where you looked so the work doesn't have to be duplicated. DGG (talk) 21:47, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Scottish Junior football[edit]

You recently contributed to an AfD for several Scottish Junior Football Association teams, you are aware that Junior football does not mean youth football in Scotland Aren't you?King of the NorthEast 00:01, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Do you actually have any knowledge about Scottish football outwith the SPL or are you just another ignorant user who wants to rid wikipedia of any articles with are of no relevance to you personally?

Junior football is a very valued level of football where local communities can go along and get involved with their local team and feel like the can influence to help the local area. Please can you put any respond on my usertalk page, thanks Dreamweaverjack (talk) 04:42, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

AfD edit summaries[edit]

Please use your edit summaries. Further, adding a comment either for or against is not at all a minor edit. Rather, put a summary, even just 'delete' or 'keep'. When nominators or other involved parties set the AfD to be watched, they won't see your input, jsut he bolded M. thank you. ThuranX (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2007 (UTC)


If you're going to be an AFD regular from now on, I think we all would appreciate it if you would familiarize yourself better with policy documents. For instance, "hail to the speedy" is really unnecessary and misleading when articles are not eligible for an actual speedy deletion. Speedy is not for getting rid of stuff you don't like faster. Also, when making arguments about notability, try to generalize a little less and invoke policy a little more. We're not asking for your opinion of the person, we're asking for your evaluation of the article and its conformance to guidelines. Thanks! --Dhartung | Talk 19:12, 19 November 2007 (UTC)


Is this a typo?. Regards, 19:17, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Its a really scrappy article, but I think we should keep all schools. If we keep, the article needs updated, rewritten and probably wikied. Could you please refer to actual policy rather than WP:ILIKEIT?Garrie 02:59, 21 November 2007 (UTC)


My edit summary says it all. What was the purpose of adding a hash mark? - Dudesleeper · Talk 23:06, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

And removing birthplaces from intros because they're mentioned in infoboxes isn't wise. Apart from that, your edits are going swimmingly... - Dudesleeper · Talk 16:02, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
To create a talk-page archive page, you'd go to User talk:Scope creep/Archive 1 and create the page, then move (copy and paste) the material you're archiving to the new page. Remember to make sure the archive appears as a discussion page (which, if you follow the link I gave, it will). - Dudesleeper · Talk 21:18, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Stephen Farrows and The Rig Rompers[edit]

Just wondering... how do you see this as nonsense? It's not nonsense to me... it's just not notable. B110 communicate (that means talk) 03:26, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Cross posted from In Vento talk page[edit]

Speedy deletion contested[edit]

AERATBAG (talk) 12:00, 14 August 2014 (UTC)User:Aeratbag/talkAERATBAG (talk) 12:00, 14 August 2014 (UTC)I need help over Amanda Eliasch. I and another put a lot of effort into the page, which is our first. She is a poet, writer and won many awards for her film. I think it is therefore surprising that she is up for deletion. Wikipedia covers many topics and it is egalitarian. I am sure you would agree. I would therefore be appreciate any help getting the article correct I should think that reviews in the New York Times, Village Voice, New York Observer, New York Sun and The New Yorker would establish notability! Robert Greer (talk) 22:00, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Cross posted from Robertgreer talk page[edit]

Cross posted from In Vento talk page[edit]

Hi, no it does not. Read WP policies regarding the matter. It is clearly not notable. scope_creep (talk) 22:03, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

This has been previously debated and resolved in favor of pages similar to In Vento[edit]

Please read the (much too) long debates on my talk page (they're way too long -- and boring! -- to cross post.) If you want I can refer you to various articles' talk pages with further debates.

An unrelated matter; please post your comments at the bottom of my talk page (or anybody else's for that matter). You can do so automatically by clicking on the little plus sign between "edit this page" and "history".

I apologize for having taken the liberty of moving your reply on my talk page to the bottom. Robert Greer (talk) 22:13, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

David M. Broome notability[edit]

I've deleted the speedy tag from the article David M. Broome because I believe the references in the article at least presume to give some indication for real notability. Please feel free to prod or send to WP:AFD if you continue to disagree.

After much struggling with the author about the speedy tag, he's gotten the message and now seems to understand how things work here. - CobaltBlueTony™ talk 22:33, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Meat shoot speedy tag[edit]

Hi there, I've declined the speedy tag here although I absolutely agree that the article is original research. However OR is not a sufficient reason for speedying, and I suggest going through WP:PROD or WP:AFD instead. Incidentally, when tagging an article it's a good idea to warn the originating editor that you've done so. I guess you applied the tag manually? Using something like WP:TWINKLE does this autmoatically (sorry if I'm teaching grandma to suck eggs here...) Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 22:49, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


Why have you nominated FIMI number-one hits of 2002 and FIMI number-one hits of 2008 for deletion? There's absolutely nothing wrong with those articles, they're sourced and everything, and you didn't give a reason for deletion either. Funk Junkie (talk) 23:44, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Curious...[edit] to why you did this for an articles whose only content was "Kinetic Communications is based in Birmingham, Alabama and is an internet technology studio specializing in web site development, video production and interactive multimedia presentations". John Reaves 00:25, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Please use edit summaries when tagging articles for speedy deletion. You may also want to hold your horses as you have had a number of nominations declined recently. Catchpole (talk) 10:34, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Stephen Farrows and the Rig Rompers[edit]

I believe that this is a good and benefitial article. But it is not notable. How would the Author make this notable to Wikipedia's tight restrictions? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stephenbarrows15 (talkcontribs) 02:15, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of List of places in East Renfrewshire[edit]

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A tag has been placed on List of places in East Renfrewshire requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an article with no content whatsoever, or whose contents consist only of external links, "See also" section, book reference, category tag, template tag, interwiki link, rephrasing of the title, or an attempt to contact the subject of the article. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that a copy be emailed to you. Mblumber (talk) 13:34, 7 June 2008 (UTC)


I've put a prod tag on Achnacloich, Isle of Skye. There are numerous sub-hamlets in the system that are plucked out of gazetteers and unlikely ever to become meaningful articles. Ben MacDui 07:21, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Achnaluachrach, and Achnaluacharch[edit]

Hi Scope Creep, I assume these two actually refer to the same place - can you confirm? If so can you redirect the one with the mis-spelling to the one without, as it's not obvious to me. If they are not, then I think a {{distinguish}} template is fairly essential! Thanks, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 10:49, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Um, just a thought, in future could you make sure that entries are not "crap", before adding articles. I suggest that making sure that a place exists is a prerequisite for starting an article. A number of users have raised concerns in the past that "non-places" are being added all too frequently. Please see this discussion at Wikiproject Scotland. Thanks, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 15:43, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
Achnaluachrach is listed in a book of Scottish Place Names, from the Gaelic: achadh ("field") & luachair ("rushes"); and I've found it on a map. The second one my be a typo, as it is not in the book nor the map.Pyrotec (talk) 16:23, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
It strikes me that Achnaluachrach, Sutherland is a single farm (is it current or a ruin?) and the Glen Spean Lodge Hotel at Roybridge is at Achluachrach (map). Both of the names used in this header are mis-spelt. Neither is worthy of an article! Better to have a Roybridge article, which could mention the hotel, a hostel (Àite Cruinnichidh) and an impressive gorge on the river - I can recommend all 3. Finavon (talk) 18:09, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
Scope creep, no probs, I didnt realise you were involved with such a herculean task, so I was maybe a bit snappy too. But I still think these borderline places need to be checked, not only as to whether they exist, but as Finavon comments, whether they merit an article in the first place. I don't know how feasible that is, (without actually going there!) but personally I would err on the side of caution. Verifiability is after all WP's most fundamental policy. Regards, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 08:40, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
Sounds good, the OS maps are really detailed, and up to date too. Keep up the good work! Regards, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 16:28, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Small villages[edit]

Whilst your industry is admirable I wonder if you would mind checking that the OS grid references you provide for Highland villages are accurate and that the OS map links there? Also, please note that villages on Skye fall under Category:Skye Villages. Thanks. Ben MacDui 12:22, 1 January 2009 (UTC).

A little research is a wonderful thing. Sconser is hardly "remote" in the context of the west Highlands. As you later note, it is on the main road. Category:Villages in Highland is very large and needs attention. This is why Skye villages are placed in Category:Skye Villages. If you are going to cut and paste text for numerous articles on these tiny places, you might at least save others the trouble of having to change this every time. Please also note that "Isle of Skye" is a redirect, this being a colloquial expression. The islands name is Skye. Thank-you. Ben MacDui 07:22, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Please not that Ross-shire has not been a county since 1889. Better to use Wester Ross, Ross and Cromarty etc. Ben MacDui 07:51, 24 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi Scope creep - was there any reason why you deleted the coordinates for Applecross? I've put them back, but if there was a good reason why you took them out, feel free to remove them again - preferably with some explanation in the edit summary! Grutness...wha? 05:56, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Ah, OK - that makes sense. Sorry that I didn't see the double-up of coordinates. Grutness...wha? 05:56, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Riding the Stang[edit]

Still to do, Ceffyl Pren scope_creep (talk) 22:23, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Wendy James Children's Books[edit]

Hi Scope creep,

Question: I'm unfamiliar with these children's books, and find nothing when I search Google with the term "Bobo Bowen" or when I search Dorling Kindersley's site with the terms "Wendy James" or "The Adventures of Bobo Bowen". Can you help me out here? AtomikWeasel (talk) 02:00, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Thanks for responding. Agreed. I don't doubt you for an instant, but without anything we can find I suppose it's best you remove it pending a proper cite of some sort. – If that makes sense to you as well. AtomikWeasel (talk) 03:08, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion tagging[edit]

Please take a few minutes to read over the speedy deletion guidelines. I have been following you around, trying to clean up your mis-tagged articles.

this is a db-bio, there is content, there is not info about why they are notable

this needs refs, but is certainly not gibberish

Same deal here

--Terrillja talk 00:38, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

--Thanks for the help, I know I made a boo boo of some of that. I've read the speedy deletion guidelines. I've been spending the last couple of hours trying to apply them, i'll need to do a bit more reading of wp policies, get a bit more practive in. scope_creep (talk) 00:50, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

No problem, I made a ton of mistakes when I was learning. If you aren't sure on one, want me to check over them or have any other questions, feel free to drop a note on my talkpage. FWIW, I use twinkle to tag with csd tags. Once you get the idea of the criteria, you may want to check it out. Helps with AfD tagging too, you just have to be careful because it can be too easy to tag an article for csd or AfD--Terrillja talk 00:53, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Israel-Poland relations.[edit]

Hi there. While that new article is a mere stub, I think the subject is noteworthy enough to give it a try. Hence my "expand" notice. De728631 (talk) 22:48, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

If you think these articles are unimportant, feel free to prod or to afd them, I won't object. De728631 (talk) 22:57, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Serious Eats entry[edit]

Hey, dude. I saw you hit "Serious Eats" up for a speedy deletion. I wanted to thank you for being vigilant with articles that may not meet Wikipedian standards, such as Ariel Zelichov, which was a good catch. But I would ask you to take the time to read the talk pages before you do so. Thanks. Ks64q2 (talk) 03:42, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

The Food Channel[edit]

This may well fail WP:WEB but the standard for speedy deletion is stricter than that. Specifically "The criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source. If the claim's credibility is unclear, you can improve the article yourself, propose deletion, or list the article at articles for deletion." The criteria also specifically state that this "is a lower standard than notability". In general this is taken to mean that if there are suggestions that it could meet notablity requirements then it shouldn't be speedied. The two sources indicate why it may be notable. Additionally the article also mentions a newsletter which was published regularly for a long time which also indicates to me it may be notable. Finally it's been around for a while with some pretty regular editors have edited it, and has been the subject of discussion at WP:RfD so if it were an obvious speedy I'm sure someone else would've tagged it. Yes I accept this is a border line case but all-in-all, for the little extra effort involved, I think this is worth taking to WP:PROD or WP:AfD. Dpmuk (talk) 10:13, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


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For all the Scottish Highlands articles you've just created! --Rosiestep (talk) 05:46, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Your edits to The Stig[edit]

Hi. Please stop putting Stig's identity as Michael Schumaccher. It has been discussed at great length on the talk page and the BBC have admitted themselves that Schumaccher was only the stig for a brief time because he was the only one who could drive that Ferrari. Looneyman (talk) 19:53, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

If you want further proof that it was a stunt, read this where it is comfirmed to be a stunt since Shumaccher drove the ferrari. Looneyman (talk) 20:00, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

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Formatting of AfD's[edit]

[This kind] of edit usually confuses the regular participants at AfD. Normally, the nominator's !vote is expressed within his deletion rationale, and it should be kept that way. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 19:44, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you, very much, for your kind words at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Church of Scientology editing on Wikipedia about my work on the article. Much appreciated. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 19:35, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Worst Britons[edit]

The people themselves are notable, but is the list itself? Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 00:15, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stephan Ohsowski[edit]

Lol!!! Sorry but this guy's actions have just made him out to be an asshole tonight. He's on a final warning for removing the afd template from the article, he keeps blanking his own user talk page so you can't see all the warnings he's been left when you visit, and he's just been "well obviously I'm notable, it's official" in all communications. I should berate you for your personal attack on him, but I just spat Pepsi Max all over my computer screen in laughter! -- roleplayer 21:57, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

I only just noticed that. -- roleplayer 22:17, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Not many seem to have spotted those dates. Congrats on a bit of good proofreading (from one whose trade includes accuracy of text...). Peridon (talk) 22:34, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

T2 SDE[edit]

The article T2 SDE was put up for AfD, and then deleted. I don't understand the rationale for deletion. The article is referenced in 12 wikipedia articles, and now they all have red-ink links. If I add the article back as a redirect, is there a good place to redirect it to, and would they delete the redirect, too? Obankston (talk) 19:31, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Polar Tree[edit]

I have relisted the above AfD, as the nominator withdrew their nomination. However, you had !voted 'delete', and so your response would be useful, either to confirm that you still think that the article should be deleted, or that the article should now be kept. -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 14:47, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with SkillSlate[edit]

Appreciated. I'm hunting for more people to write about for biographies; if you know of anybody who is notable, with references, that I can write about, tell me their name and what they do, and I'll consider it, thanx.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 02:12, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

Proposed move of various village articles in the Outer Hebrides- see Category talk:Villages in the Outer Hebrides. Ben MacDui 16:25, 29 December 2010 (UTC)


Good to see your tireless efforts to tidy List of places in Highland. I've re-added Ferness as the real place is in fact in Highland, south of Nairn. The name was also used for the fictional setting of the film Local Hero, hence the Aberdeenshire confusion. --Deskford (talk) 20:47, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

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Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scotland#Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 14:56, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Ride and Tie, Scope creep.

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Speedy deletion declined: Opi Karim[edit]

Hello Scope creep. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Opi Karim, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Not unambiguous advertising (can be cleaned without a fundamental rewrite). Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 01:51, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Unreviewed articles[edit]

Hey Scope Creep. I recently got a talkpage message from you informing me that you had unreviewed two articles I had reviewed, List of Break Free episodes and Leon Pape respectively. To "List of Break Free episodes" you added a refimprove tag, something that was already present prior to your edit. For Leon Pape you made, according to the page history, no changes or maintenance tags at all. Why did you unreview the articles? Ironholds (talk) 03:24, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

I note that you've now returned to editing. Could you please address these queries? Ironholds (talk) 09:41, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Component analysis (research)[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that I declined your A1 speedy deletion nomination of Component analysis (research). In the criterion's definition, it clearly points out that it is only meant to be used for very short articles, which I do not believe this falls under. Furthermore, I would argue that it is possible to identify the subject of the article through its context, which is why I have declined the speedy deletion nomination.--Slon02 (talk) 00:53, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Slon. I'm still going to have to nominate this for deletion, although I don't really want to, because I'm an illusionist by nature and it looks as interesting subject. I've looked at this article for some time, and still can't make of it sense. For instance what does changing behavior in relation to what. Also you have defined the article in negation to something else, which is never a good idea. Also the article sources only point to a single source. Without extensive reading of the single references, it impossible to determine the context of this article. scope_creep (scope_creep) 16:05, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
By all means, nominate the article for deletion if you think it is appropriate. I'm not saying that deletion isn't appropriate in this case- just that speedy deletion isn't.--Slon02 (talk) 15:36, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Pad Thai[edit]

Please check the article's history before tagging for a speedy delete. --NeilN talk to me 15:37, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati[edit]

The references were added. No need to delete. Delljvc (talk) 15:49, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chess Titans[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chess Titans. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 01:27, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Microsoft Mahjong[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Microsoft Mahjong. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 01:27, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Purble Place[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Purble Place. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 01:27, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hi Scope creep: One of your recent AfDs was added to a list I watch, and I noticed when I looked that your signature doesn't contain a link either to your talkpage or your userpage. This is against the rules and is likely to be frustrating for the article creators you're notifying about the AfDs, so could you please fix it asap? Thanks! Yngvadottir (talk) 15:37, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I see you fixed it. Thanks! Yngvadottir (talk) 20:03, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Richard Castaldo[edit]

Hello, in the AfD debate about Richard Castaldo, you made a harshly critical remark that I think was intended for the Scott Holleran AfD. Castaldo is not a follower of Ayn Rand. On the contrary, he is a leftist and a member of the Green Party, as well as the victim of a horrific crime. i encourage you to make a correction. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:39, 31 August 2013 (UTC)


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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lynx (spacecraft)[edit]

Although probably not necessary, you might want to fix your !vote. --NeilN talk to me 23:13, 13 October 2013 (UTC)


Please see my comments about Galenka at Talk:Galenka. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 20:35, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion contested: Ganesh (given name)[edit]

Hello Scope creep. I am just letting you know that I contested the speedy deletion of Ganesh (given name), a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: This page should not be speedily deleted because this article appears to have been created before the user was blocked. . Thank you. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 01:50, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion contested: Galenka[edit]

Hello Scope creep. I am just letting you know that I contested the speedy deletion of Galenka, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: G4. Not previously deletion by a deletion discussion. G4 does not apply if an article was previously deleted speedily or as an expired prod. Thank you. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 01:54, 22 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for message. You can sign your comments automatically using four tildes ~~~~. I only appear to be the first editor of this article because I deleted the page and later restored it in User:Anakowi's sandbox. I have no interest in fixing any outstanding issues Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:23, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Andaleeve Rahman[edit]

Hi.. Andaleeve Rahman clearly passes WP:POLITICIAN as a member of Bangladesh parliament. Please be careful while nominating articles for deletion in future.--Vigyanitalkਯੋਗਦਾਨ 10:29, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Recent A9s[edit]

I have no inclination about the fate of Kalil Wilson as I did not write it but how dare you tag Easy to Love (Kalil Wilson album) under WP:A9 while Kalil Wilson still exists and how dare you tag Onyx (DJ) under WP:A9 when he is not a musical recording!--Launchballer 19:11, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Just a polite (by my standards) notification: Per WP:SIGLINK, your signature must contain a link to your user page, talk page or (for some reason I do not understand) your contributions. Might I suggest scope_creep?--Launchballer 19:38, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Re: Rüchardt Experiment[edit]

Re your message: Yes, a couple of anonymous editors left a few messages asking for somebody to create an article about the experiment. They noted that an article exists on the German Wikipedia, that there is information available in undergraduate courses (gave a now dead link to a PDF at the University of British Columbia), and the mention of a journal article: Modification of Rüchardt's Experiment. Feel free to create a brand new talk page. I had deleted it way back then as a matter of cleaning up orphaned talk pages. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 19:13, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

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Teflon (nickname)[edit]

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Speedy deletion declined: The Fresh Grocer[edit]

Hello Scope creep. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of The Fresh Grocer, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Maybe you would have a case for A7 (notability) - maybe, but not for G11 as it does not look like an ad. Thank you. Alexf(talk) 18:17, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion Ewan Kirk and Colm O'Shea[edit]

Thank you for nominating my two articles for speedy deletion. I will be contesting both. Both Colm O'Shea and Ewan Kirk are important british business men and manage amongst the largest hedge funds in the world. If you believe that neither of these are important, then you should also mark for speedy deletion the 100's of other important hedge fund managers listed on wikipedia. Here is a link to get you started. There is nothing promotional about the pieces that I have written. They are objective, well sourced, and in no way suggest that anyone should invest in these funds and they do not mention the returns. There are probably 50 multibillion hedge funds based in the UK, I plan on slowly starting wikipedia pages on the most important ones over the next few months. As you can see from my above links the American Fund managers are better represented on Wikipedia than the British ones, and for no good reason. It is neither productive nor helpful you deleting these pieces. If you feel they are badly written or promotional please feel free to edit them. I based the writing style on other Wikipedia profiles of famous hedge fund managers, and I can not see how my pieces are any different than the existing pieces that you have maybe just not gotten around to deleting. Hedgefunding (talk) 17:38, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Deletion decline Mara Adamitz Scrupe[edit]

Scope-creep, I decline your recommendation for deleting my article: Mara Adamitz Scrupe. I took my user name because I have visited this artist's studio. There is no other association, and I believe that your posting is egregious in its assumptions. The article is about an acclaimed American artist and educator, it is well researched and accurately attributed. I am new to Wikipedia and it has taken me some time to learn how to use the system so I trust that you will receive this message. I have removed your posting from my new article. Thank you. CliffEerie (talk) 17:55, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Howard Sutermeister Merritt[edit]

Hello Scope creep. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Howard Sutermeister Merritt, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The existence of an authority control entry is in itself an assertion of importance. Thank you. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 05:50, 26 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi Scope creep,
When writing on AFDs please either use 4 tildes ~~~~ or the pen above and don't press enter and space, If you need to start a new line simply press enter otherwise it looks like the "example" below


Thanks, –Davey2010(talk) 13:49, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Institute for Studies in Industrial Development[edit]

Hi Mate, Thanks for your advice on the above article. I have since repositioned the image to a more suitable place. Cheers!!--jojo@nthony (talk) 02:32, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Ra: Khaemwaset (Vizier)[edit]

Hello, thanks for the review. I can't read the source that you linked but the namesake son of Ramesses II is Khaemwaset, while the Vizier is an unrelated (and later) man. See also here for a list of Khaemwasets. Cheers, Khruner (talk) 09:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

inre Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Broadway 4D[edit]

I appreciate your bringing this to AFD, but to answer your statement "Can't see how the article context can be notable, it's been cancelled", I direct you to WP:NFF (paragraph 2)... which tells us how even a failed or unmade project can be just notable enough per the guidelines to find a place within the encyclopedia. Be well. Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:16, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Amer Huneidi[edit]

Just for future reference, if you want to nominate an article for deletion and there's been a prior AFD discussion, then you don't relist it by affixing a new comment to the bottom of the original discussion and then relisting that — rather, you need to create a new discussion page at the title "Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Amer Huneidi (2nd nomination)". It's a moot point in this case, as I've already speedy deleted the article as a G4 ("recreation of deleted content") — but if you ever find yourself in a similar situation again, please initiate a new discussion instead of appending your nomination to the old one. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 22:03, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

I was referring to this edit, in which you initiated a new AFD discussion about the article by adding it to the bottom of the first, already closed discussion instead of by starting a new page. I speedied the article afterward because it qualified for speedy as a recreation of deleted content, so you don't need to do anything now — but I just needed to let you know that if you come across a similar situation in the future, you need to create a new AFD discussion by adding "(2nd nomination)" to the page's title, rather than appending your renomination to the first one. Bearcat (talk) 22:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
The article did exist at the time all of this happened; it doesn't exist now because I speedied it afterward. All I know is that it's your name on the diff, your signature on the new comment, and your name on the edit that added the AFD template to the article — I don't know how Page Curation works when it comes to AFD nominations, so maybe it made a technical error and accidentally appended your deletion rationale to the first nomination instead of creating a new one, but it all happened under your name. Bearcat (talk) 23:10, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Yarim-Lim of Alalakh[edit]

hello, Yarim-Lim wasn't born in 1735 bc, he started to reign in c. 1735 bc. The .... means a date, we don't know when he died, its known that he died in the first years of Niqmi-Epuh of Yamhad reign, Niqmi-Epuh reigned C. 1700 BC – c. 1675 BC , so Yarim-Lim would die any time between 1700 and 1690 BC. Since we don't know the exact date I wrote four dots , a dot for every number. I changed the dots and replaced them with ? --Attar-Aram syria (talk) 22:16, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Declined speedy[edit]

Hey, I declined the speedy at GTA (group). There was enough of an assertion of notability to where it just falls short of being a good speedy candidate. I do have my doubts about its overall notability, but this is one of those cases where it'd be best to take it to AfD. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 16:37, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Merge at Talk:Battle of Big Bethel[edit]

Could you revisit your merge proposal at that talk page and explain what's being merged and where? Thanks. BusterD (talk) 22:53, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Use of language[edit]

It has come to my attention that you are using rather unacceptable language to describe other human beings when talking to editors. Please refrain from using such rude language. Thank you. I have asked an admin to review your account. DinkyExpress (talk) 07:21, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


No I am not Amanda. Stop abusing your editing privileges here. I am a wikipedia user who is all for fairness and correct editing protocol. DinkyExpress (talk) 02:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Murder of Yafim Weinstein[edit]

Do you want to revisit this? I added some material, the Al Qaida connection and convictions of the perpetrators put it in the category of political/terrorist/militant Islamist murders. Which does seem to me o give it enduring notability.ShulMaven (talk) 22:19, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Your signature currently does not include a link to your user page, your talk page or your contributions. Such a link is required by WP:SIGLINK. Please modify your signature accordingly. On an unrelated note, something went wrong with the AfD nomination of Ted Barnes; Davey2010 fixed it, and the discussion can now be found at WP:Articles for deletion/Ted Barnes (2nd nomination). Huon (talk) 23:04, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


Hiya, I've had to the entire AFD page up from scratch [1] - Perhaps you should install WP:TWINKLE as it's far more easier to nominate articles with amongst other things :)
Thanks, –Davey2010(talk) 23:05, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Ted Barnes[edit]

about the Ted Barnes article - I started it because I heard a couple of pieces on radio and thought them good, that's all really - the presenter said he worked with beth Orton and such and I thought he sounded notable -I didn't realize there was an article called Clayhill either that covers much of the notable work - so if it is deleted I think that's probably right after all. Sayerslle (talk) 15:37, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

RE: Speedy deletion nomination of TLV1[edit]

Hi Scope creep,

Thanks for notifying me about tagging TLV1 for speedy deletion.

I'm happy to make to clarify and argue for the subject's notability, and have contested it on the talk page. 1-555-confide (talk) 14:33, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Signature (2)[edit]

Just saw your signature on a page, and wanted to let you know that Wikipedia:Signatures, specifically WP:SIGLINK, states that you "must include at least one direct internal link to your user page, user talk page, or contributions page", which your ccurrent signature does not. All the best, G S Palmer (talkcontribs) 20:31, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Some interesting reading[edit]

These are some interesting articles, particularly relevant to your editing behaviour: W:Disruptive Editing and W:Competence is required. You should read them, so that you can help improve Wikipedia, instead of continually wasting the time of yourself and others. 1-555-confide (talk) 11:13, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Jim Madaffer[edit]

Just a note I declined the A7 on this article because it far and away makes a credible claim of significance (he served on the San Diego city council and the California Transportation Commission). Try AfD instead. Ks0stm (TCGE) 13:29, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Vincent average[edit]

Your article titled Vincent average, created in July, finally came to my attention and to that of the Mathematics Wikiproject as a result of someone's adding a category tag to it.

I think it's opening sentence did not convey to the lay reader ignorant of statistics that statistics is what it's about. I edited that somewhat, and also cleaned up the notation. Michael Hardy (talk) 22:51, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

. . . . and only ONE other article currently links to it. That's something to work on. Michael Hardy (talk) 22:52, 3 October 2014 (UTC)