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I thereby award you with The Stub Barnstar for expanding Chat flycatcher to a Start-class article. Keep up the good work. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:33, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Chat flycatcher[edit]

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Vandal fighter example[edit]

You might want to remove that or find a better example. As I read it, the last round of vandalism went on for two hours before you requested protection, and then the protection was applied 7 minutes after that. ―Mandruss  07:51, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

I've added a comment to address this in the original discussion. I would also like to note that I was alerted to the vandalism at around 5:54, and I did not notice any other IPS vandalizing until around 6 o'clock. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 21:14, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Yeah. The discussion has become circular, I think, both sides repeating the same arguments made previously. And only one opposer willing to work toward an acceptable compromise, which, even if acceptable to him, would then be rejected by the rest. This is why I'm out of the discussion, as continuing would only add to the wall of text, which is intimidating to new arrivals and hinders their full understanding of the issue. But I'm not in total despair, as the closing process could still conclude that the supporters have the stronger arguments. That will be interesting to watch. ―Mandruss  21:31, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Cottus girardi[edit]

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Removing AfD template[edit]

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Issue has been handled, false alarm. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 20:29, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Toth[edit]

Hi! You closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Toth as no consensus. Have you been following the current RfC at Wikipedia talk:Deletion process#RFC (quorum)? I suggest that your close while that RfC was still open was inappropriate, and invite you to undo it. Thanks, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 09:40, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

The RfC is not going to be closed until March, so I do not think it is appropriate to keep it open that long when it has already been relisted twice. I closed the AfD as WP:NPASR, so I invite you to nominate it for deletion again if you think it does not meet notability requirements. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 20:29, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps I'm missing something, but why would that be better? Apart from some extra work for a few people, the only substantive difference I can see would be that the useful comment by Tokyogirl79 would not be there. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 00:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Per WP:Relist, AfDs are generally only supposed to be relisted twice. If you dislike the outcome, re-nominate the article and address the points made by Tokyogirl179. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 00:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

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request for help regarding AfD you closed[edit]

Hi,

You closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of online chess playing programs as redirect to list of chess software. No dispute from me given the discussion. However, list of chess software appears to be just about chess software rather than programs to play chess online. "Online chess playing programs" isn't actually so clear what that could even mean. Nonetheless, that it's "online" suggests playing chess against a computer via the Internet or playing chess against other humans on the Internet, limiting the possibilities to websites, chess servers, or perhaps the clients one uses to access chess servers. Regardless, none of those are relevant to list of chess software. If we're going to keep the redirect, the closest match is list of Internet chess servers. Unfortunately it looks like it wasn't really discussed in the AfD.

This doesn't seem like a controversial change, and indeed is pretty trivial in the long-run, so I'm a little self-conscious about even bringing it up :) The article creator, IQ125, seems to be upset with me and seems to be edit warring over copy/pasting the list at list of chess software as well as my change in redirect (he/she even filed a very short-lived SPI about me). As his/her only argument thus far has been "that's what consensus was at afd", I'm hoping you, as closer, could help out. See User talk:IQ125. --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 02:58, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

The overwhelming majority of voters supported the current redirect position, but you were the last to vote and no debate occurred over the best redirect target. I am therefore unable to tell whether there is a consensus for the current position, or whether its something everyone went with without having a strong opinion about. I would start a discussion on the page you want to re-redirect the article title to and message everyone who voted in the previous AfD since IQ125 had a pretty clear objection to your previous attempt to boldly redirect the article. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 03:55, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. On one hand, AfD consensus is typically more about merit of arguments rather than majority such that if the majority of people said redirect to list of Disney characters consensus for that wouldn't make sense in the presence of a more logical option. On the other hand, it wasn't quite as obvious as Disney characters, of course, and I didn't leave a message here trying to dissuade you of your close decision. My only point is that if there was a majority opinion to redirect to a particular page, but another more accurate target wasn't brought up until the very end (and no argument against the alternative for that reason), WP:COMMONSENSE does apply. If there's a common sense reason, the fact of the close itself is not a good rationale for reverting. In other words, there should still be a reason to redirect to the other target -- a reason which is supported by the close.
In the second place, it may help if you clarify what "redirect" means vs. "merge". IQ125 has again copy/pasted the whole list into list of chess software. If you don't want to get involved the latter can easily be solved at ANI, it seems. --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:55, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
The afd discussion and consensus were clear. I am following those instructions. It is just the way it is. He keeps reverting the information. Would you please get involved, it is clearly a case of edit war. Thanks IQ125 (talk) 12:09, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

I redirected the way I did because of both suggested targets were sensible redirects, but the list of chess software had the support of the overwhelming majority of voters. The attempt to re-redirect it was legitimate (at least in my opinion) per WP:Bold. However, it was reverted and is controversial.

The location of the redirect is clearly in dispute, and applying IAR is just going to intensify it without producing any productive results. The best solution is to just follow policy, gauge consensus, have a non-involved editor make the call, and then move on with our lives. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 16:29, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

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AFD Script[edit]

Hey, it looks like your AFD script is messing up. Nakon 05:07, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I'll go look into it and try to figure out what's been making it malfunction. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 05:17, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

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I thereby award you with The Stub Barnstar for expanding Into the Jaws of Death to a Start-class article. Keep up the good work. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:23, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

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Your DYK nomination of SCP Foundation[edit]

The hook in your DYK nomination of SCP Foundation is not acceptable. According to DYK rules, "If the subject is a work of fiction or a fictional character, the hook must involve the real world in some way." It could be changed to something like ... that the SCP Foundation is a website describing a fictional organization which contains and documents thousands of paranormal objects that violate natural law? MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 20:23, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Whoops. I've edited the hook so it states "...that the SCP Foundation website (logo pictured) contains thousands of containment procedures for paranormal objects?". The hook is now about the real-world website, and the claim that they have containment procedures for thousands of paranormal objects is factually true. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 01:07, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. That looks better to me. BTW, you're the only person other than myself that I found to use stealthy pings. I like it when a page is not cluttered up with visible pings. You piped me to a period; I usually pipe to the even more stealthy space. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 02:02, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

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