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The Sea of Red in La Bolduc[edit]

The readers won't understand when they see all those red links. They'll think we're disorganized linking to non existing articles. I remember myself as a reader the years before I started editing. At least with a tag they'll understand it's a work in progress. Why are you so hell bent against a maintenance tag. And I don't have to make a case about each of the many red links. Two or three in an article okay, but with that many red links it's time to say don't link until it has an article. SlightSmile 16:05, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Whoever is right or wrong here, it's quite a stretch to accuse me of not being here to write an encyclopaedia. Embarrassed what the readers might think - everything here is about the readers. If you're having a problem working with other users, maybe you should take a break. Whatever years experience one has, it never hurts to browse around Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines. That reds tag had been there since February and suddenly after my audacity to revert you here you decide the tag doesn't belong. You don't own that article so please let other editors participate here. SlightSmile 14:12, 21 July 2014 (UTC)


Hey, I saw your note re: "Declined - source is too much for A7 (though without others, I expect it would be deleted at AfD." I assume this makes reference to the Sydney Morning Herald article? I went through it too, but at the end there was a link to buy Bausele watches from the Sydney Morning Herald shop, which just kind of blew its independence for me. Asdklf; (talk) 17:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)Asdklf;

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Anton Goosen: Speedy Deletion[edit]

Greetings! I see that you deleted my tag for Speedy Deletion. That's fine, if you think that this is relevant, but my argument still stands. In reading this article, it was clearly written by the artist himself. He quotes a source without citation and all of his inline citations point back to his own article. The only external source is a Q&A article, which would be fine, but the rest of this article would, indeed, need a major overhaul. Most especially the list of awards; no sources at all. Would you suggest a PROD instead? Thanks for your help! Kobuu (talk) 15:27, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Gary Catona deletion[edit]

Hi WilyD, Can you please tell me why you deleted the page on Gary Catona for copyright infringement? I'm not the creator of the page, but I would like to know.

Konkani speedy deletion[edit]

Hi WilyD, this is regarding your declining the Speedy Deletion nomination of Goanese Konkani language. A search on Google Books for the title with quotes doesn't even return a single result. What makes you think that it is plausible that someone will search for this phrase? It's as meaningless as saying "Briteesh English language", for example. The Discoverer (talk) 10:01, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

I understand what you are trying to say. My objection is twofold. Firstly, I'm not saying that "Goanese Konkani" is implausible, but that it's very unlikely that someone will search for the phrase "Goanese Konkani language". This is similar to how we don't have a page for Newfoundland English language even though we do have a page for Newfoundland English. Secondly, Goanese is the incorrect word for Goan, like Briteesh is an incorrect word for British. There is another technical problem with the title "Goanese Konkani language": The correct term, Goan Konkani refers not to a language, but to a group of dialects. I request you to review your decision and speedily delete the page. The Discoverer (talk) 10:48, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
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Ok, I will open a discussion at RfD, but not right now, because I am going to be busy for a week or so and will be unable to follow the discussion. You are right, language nomenclature is a minefield, and this is particularly true in the case of the Konkani language, which in one talk page has rightly been called as the "Balkans of Wikipedia". Sometimes you can have a group of dialects that are still a subset of a language so they don't form a language on their own. See the image to get an idea of the situation. Goan Konkani can refer to either the group of dialects with the code 'gom' or to the subset of that group that is geographically in Goa. In the meantime, I will change the redirect to the more logical destination, Goan Konkani. The Discoverer (talk) 11:49, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Goanese Konkani language listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Goanese Konkani language. Since you had some involvement with the Goanese Konkani language redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. The Discoverer (talk) 16:58, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

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ANB discussion[edit]

There is a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Move War at History of the Jews in Nepal, and RFC review that concerns you because you were recently involved with one or more of the related Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/History of the Jews in Nepal, Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 June 30 (History of the Jews in Nepal), Talk:History of the Jews in Nepal#RfC: Should we change article name to 'Judaism in Nepal'?. Thank you, IZAK (talk) 08:42, 11 September 2014 (UTC)