User talk:Scottywong

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Close rename request[edit]

[1] Thanks --Panam2014 (talk) 08:03, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello ScottyWong

I'd like to ask about the recent deletion of an article on Dr. Brian Cameron.

While the editor who requested the deletion made some valid points, the points were that the article read like a resume (which could be easily corrected) and that the person in question was not notable. I have looked into the issue (I was unaware of the AfD until after the article had been deleted), and have found additional material to bolster the case for notability, including a CNN interview, multiple interviews by the publication IDG, and multiple citations by the Gartner analysis firm.

There were two votes to delete, one to keep (from the article's author) and one "strong delete" from an editor that made false accusations about Conflict of Interest that were easily debunked. Were I aware of the listing, I would have added my vote to keep the paper and simply repair the problems (which is easy enough to do).

I'd like the opportunity to correct the failings in the article in order to better establish the notability of Dr. Brian Cameron. Nickmalik (talk) 14:12, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

If you'd like to take a stab at rewriting the article, there is nothing stopping you from doing that. The only thing that is not allowed is re-creating the exact same article (or a substantially similar article) that was deleted. If you think you can improve upon the last attempt to write the article, go for it. ‑Scottywong| squeal _ 15:56, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Is there a way that you can make the previous article available to me? There was a good bit of research that went into it, and I'll have to recreate that. Nickmalik (talk) 13:46, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
You've got email. ‑Scottywong| express _ 23:52, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
I have taken a stab at rewriting the article, and then asked a couple of other folks to take a look, one of whom moved things around fairly substantially. I invite your opinion, if you have time, to take a look and let me know if you think it does a better job of establishing his notability. The article is at Draft:Brian_H._Cameron. As always, I appreciate your input. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nickmalik (talkcontribs) 10:08, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

(Some) tools don't seem to be working[edit]

IDK if you've been told this yet, or if you already knew, or what, but both of the tools you maintain on Wikimedia Tool Labs don't seem to be working. [2] [3] It would be awesome if you could explain why and get this fixed soon, please. Jinkinson talk to me 02:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, it's being discussed on WP:VPT. ‑Scottywong| soliloquize _ 04:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

The admin score should take into account TE[edit]

There should be some definite point bonus for an editor with the TE permission, since it's an admin-level position. APerson (talk!) 18:19, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Guillaume Hubert[edit]

Why not move to Wikipedia:Drafts so that someone just doesn't recreate the entire thing unnecessarily when the inevitable occurs? Nfitz (talk) 01:53, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

If someone were considering writing an article about Guillaume Hubert in the future, I find it very unlikely that they will check WP:Drafts to see if someone has already started it, and far more likely that they will see the previous deletion notice when they go to create the page. ‑Scottywong| squeal _ 05:10, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
A good point. Hopefully as things move on, then if one tried to create a page which already had a draft, then one would be pointed the draft, similar to how one is already made aware there's a deleted article. Nfitz (talk) 16:01, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Wrongly tagged[edit]

Hello. User Mojo Hand wrongly tagged pages. Page of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/LGBT history in... showing clearly: no consensus, half of the users argued and voted for "redirect", second half of the users argued and voted for "keep" and also one for "merge" and one for "remove". This is totally no consensus, there is no even the appearance of consensus. The correct description is "no consensus". I tried to ask the user to improve it but it did not help and user wrote "If you want to keep talking about this, please do it elsewhere". So, I'm here. Please correct it. Subtropical-man talk
21:03, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I think you mistook my user talk page for WP:DRV. ‑Scottywong| yak _ 21:45, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Power Rangers[edit]

Why did you close as "redirect" and not "delete"?—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 15:25, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

A few reasons:
  • It's a very plausible search term.
  • Redirects are cheap.
  • It keeps the history of the article accessible, in case any content needs to be merged to the main article.
Technically, the consensus of the AFD was arguably to delete the article, but I made an editorial decision to redirect it because I thought that would be a better result for everyone, and some of the comments in the AFD discussion implied that a redirect would be preferable for at least one of the three above reasons. Would you like the redirect to be deleted for a particular reason? ‑Scottywong| verbalize _ 18:26, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! A gift from fellow Wikipedians.[edit]

You have been selected to receive a merchandise giveaway. We last contacted you on 3/19/14. Please send us a message if you would like to claim your shirt. --JMatthews (WMF) (talk) 06:54, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of Article: List_of_Formula_One_Grand_Prix_Podiums[edit]

I think you jumped the gun here and closed the discussion and deleted the article to quickly. Very few arguments were presented at the point of deletion which were mainly based on the misinterpretation of WP's guidelines and Policy or an a grammar issue which is not a valid reason for deletion. I would like to point out that consenus is not a vote. Please undo the deletion and allow for a more thorough discussion to take place. Tvx1 (talk) 13:21, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review for List of Formula One Grand Prix Podiums[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of List of Formula One Grand Prix Podiums. 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. Tvx1 (talk) 12:27, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Cross-wiki recent changes filter[edit]

Hello, I like tools:~snottywong/cgi-bin/rcsearch.cgi! I would love a cross-wiki version; is good only for "busy" namespaces and searches, to be seen in real-time, while I'd need something more focused like all edits in MediaWiki namespace or *.(js|css) pages. If you can't make your tool crosswiki, do you know of an alternative? --Nemo 07:55, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

bot to fix a problem in books template[edit]

Since you are good at making bots, can you take a look at this please? Template_talk:Infobox_book#Granular_publication_parameters Discussions about it were in a section elsewhere on that page and elsewhere. They made a mistake in changing the infobox for books, and this caused problems. I suggested a bot could check the history of the article the day before the date in which they altered the infobox template, and just copy the information from that revision to the current version. That way you get the full date something was published in, it often listing the month and sometimes even the day, not just the year. This information was lost when the change was made. Dream Focus 03:58, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

About the bug of //[edit]

I use the link "//{{FULLPAGENAMEE}}&server=zhwiki" to get the infomation.But the parameter of 'page' is mojibake(like utf-8 decodes with latin1) and the parameter of 'server' isn't set up.Please fix it and thank you.--Cwek (talk) 02:41, 17 April 2014 (UTC)