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Hi SFB, you have probably noticed that there is a backlog of nominations needing closure at CFD. You seem to have a decent understanding of CFD, and if you would like to do Non-Admin Closures of any of the early ones outstanding on the list at WP:CFDAC, I'll be willing to implement any of your closures that need admin rights (i.e. deleting, merging or renaming).
Any that you judge have a consensus of "Keep" or "No consensus", you could implement yourself. The instructions are at WP:CFDAI.
Of course, you're under no obligation to do any more than the extensive and much-appreciated work that you are doing already. I just wanted to give you the option to help out with CFD, as there is a general rule that only admins may close CFDs as delete/merge/rename (because only they can implement those). Let me know on or off-wiki if you would like any more guidance! – Fayenatic London 20:20, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
- @Fayenatic london: Thanks for the invitation! Having given this a bit of thought I will have to politely decline at this time. Many of my recent category nominations/discussions have involved quite high level or long-standing traditions (e.g. what is a defining attribute, location and year categories, stub categorisation). These types of nominations attract both wider interest and conflicting views. I have been accused of prejudice at times, which is to be expected given my behaviour.
- I think if I get involved in the closure side of CFD, at this moment, fellow editors may perceive me as having some form of greater say in category discussions than those not so involved. I don't want that to be the case – I want people to engage with just the logic of my reasoning, not my position or social status. I certainly don't want my actions or presence to compromise the process.
- For me, questioning the basic aspects of categorisation is very important task; I believe people easily forget that many parts of the structure have simply grown organically and were not always built with a great deal of thought or a wide consensus. I'm happy for people to question my motives, and even to lose a few arguments, as long as we end up with a document of why the community feels something should be a certain way. Perhaps this is a bit of a cop out, but closure is definitely something I will consider when I am starting fewer or less controversial discussions myself. Thanks! SFB 21:12, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
- That's fine, thanks for explaining a little of your thinking. Feel free to dip a toe in the water if you ever feel differently. Some of the overdue ones are not hard cases, but the current "regulars" are ruled out of closing them because we participated.
- Admin work does detract from time available for creating content, so it's a perfectly respectable decision to stay out of it. – Fayenatic London 21:26, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
- @Fayenatic london: There is that side of it too. My recent involvement in category work alone has seen my number of articles per month go into single figures, even though I have lots of known gaps still left to fill! Cheers SFB 22:19, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
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You didn't set up the page move requests correctly, for example 2003 World Championships in Athletics – Men's marathon, the source and target are the same.--S Philbrick(Talk) 11:51, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
- @Sphilbrick: My mistake. I've fixed these now. Thanks for the heads up! SFB 17:00, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
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|On 23 July 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Simon Maina, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that Kenyan Simon Maina, the 1998 Commonwealth Games champion over 10,000 metres, was deported from Japan after being injured in 2007 and dropped from the Toyota team? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Simon Maina. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|