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Special:Contributions/82.53.179.230[edit]

Can you please block him/her? He/she involved edit warring. 115.164.91.175 (talk) 13:41, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm not seeing the problem, at least not without more context. —Cryptic 13:48, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/MariaJaydHicky/Archive. 115.164.179.252 (talk) 14:10, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Changing some genres doesn't make you a MJH sock - particularly not if the changes are sourced, as at least some of them are - and this IP's geolocation isn't anything like the ones listed on the SPI page. I'm not going to block. Another admin more familiar with this puppeteer's MO might. —Cryptic 14:18, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Martin Babinec[edit]

Good Morning @Cryptic. I was working with @DRM310 on the page for Martin Babinec, which has now been deleted. Can you please assist in moving forward. Kathryn Cartini, Jan 25 - 9:06 (est)

(talk page stalker) I have left a response on my talk page for WP:REFUND. --Drm310 (talk) 20:17, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
@Kathryn Cartini: I've moved it to Draft:Martin Babinec. Free advice: while you can clearly write web pages and resumés, and while you've at least read the Terms of Use (which, for a change, is more than most people in your position seem to do), you are not competent to be charging people to write Wikipedia articles about them. Please show some professional integrity and at least minimally familiarize yourself with a platform before portraying yourself as qualified to represent someone on it. While the article subject might meet our inclusion criteria, it's by no means clear; and expecting volunteers to turn hagiographies like this into neutral encyclopedia articles amounts to theft of labor. —Cryptic 01:08, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

@Cryptic. Thank you for your professionalism as I continue to learn this platform. Kathryn Cartini (talk) 01:54, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

More free advice: edit warring with an administrator to remove his comments from his own talk page is the sort of thing that gets you blocked from editing. They're not going to get indexed by Google, if that's your concern, and nobody who needs to buy a vanity page on Wikipedia is likely to stumble across them either. —Cryptic 02:06, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for fixing this mess. I think what happened was I lost network connectivity at just the wrong time and the automation scripts just couldn't deal with it -- RoySmith (talk) 00:53, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Anna Kalinskaya[edit]

Please re-create the article Anna Kalinskaya, she appeared at the finals of the 2016 Australian Open – Girls' Doubles. Regards.--Orel787 (talk) 10:45, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Done. —Cryptic 11:38, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Please also its talk page. Regards.--Orel787 (talk) 18:11, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Whoops, sorry, done also. —Cryptic 18:24, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Too late now, you have restored it – but Cryptic, as per WP:NTENNIS, which I had summarised in my PROD on 14 July 2015‎, Miss Kalinskaya is not yet notable. It is not enough, per project guidelines, to appear in a Junior Grand Slam final – the player has to win the tournament. This should be clear to project members, which is why I am pinging @Tomcat7 too. Let's wait until the final has been played now. It is also quite possible, as a result of her good run, that she is ranked in the world's top 3 when next week's post-AO world rankings are released. Jared Preston (talk) 21:12, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

Thank-you-word-cloud.jpg Hawkeye7 RfA Appreciation award
Thank you for participating in and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:57, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

ARTISTIC GARMENTS[edit]

Good Afternoon Cryptic. I had created a page for the history Artistic Group which is Pakistan's largest Garment Company providing employment to thousands of people with having approach to environment friendly and sustainable technology, which has been deleted. can you please restore it or assist me to make it possible to not to be deleted again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sam.zed (talkcontribs) 10:12, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

@Sam.zed: I've moved it to Draft:Artistic Garments. You should read WP:NOTPROMOTION, WP:YFA, and I suspect WP:PSCOI without delay. —Cryptic 10:17, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for Response[edit]

I have read the WP:NOTPROMOTION, WP:YFA.

I just want to create something like this "Gul Ahmed Group". Gul Ahmed.  but with different perspective. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sam.zed (talkcontribs) 12:35, 25 February 2016‎ (UTC)

Pundit Arena[edit]

Hi there,

Can you give me an insight into why this page was deleted? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pundit_Arena

Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheSportsPundit (talkcontribs) 10:44, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

@TheSportsPundit: It read as overtly promotional; much of its content wouldn't be amiss in a press release. Plus, your username strongly implies a conflict of interest. There's probably an article to be written on the company, but this wasn't it.
I'd normally offer to restore the article as a draft in these circumstances as an alternative to leaving the content deleted; it would then need review by an experienced Wikipedia editor prior to being published as an article. However, I'm currently away from home with only very intermittent access to a secure connection, so if you want that, you'd probably be better off asking at Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion instead of waiting for me to get back online. —Cryptic 22:10, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Wintergatan[edit]

Need to undelete the Wintergatan page being their Marble Machine music video has had 5 million views on YouTube in just the three days it has been up. Think that takes care of the current charge of `No explanation of significance (real person/animal/organization/web content/organized'. People are looking for more information on the band other than what's on their YouTube channel and the liner notes of their albums and most people would not know to look under Detektivbyrån. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.102.157.201 (talk) 03:44, 4 March 2016‎ (UTC)

I see it's already been recreated. The former contents aren't helpful; they consisted entirely of "Wintergatan (Formerly Vintergatan, "The Milky Way") is a Swedish instrumental, eletronica, rock, and classical band from Gothenburg, Sweden." —Cryptic 11:44, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Hubert Hurkacz[edit]

Hi! Please, restore this article - Hurkacz is playing now in Davis Cup [1] (World Group!), so he reaches guidelines. Nedops (talk) 16:17, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

@Nedops: Done. —Cryptic 11:46, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks :) Nedops (talk) 13:38, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Cryptic - thank you for this, but don't sweat it [2]. Everyone who has edited on a page Legacypac has been active on has been told worse. Just the other day he told me to beat my head into a wall or something [3] for commenting on a 3RR another editor had filed against him. Saying I should be ignored is tame. LavaBaron (talk) 18:06, 14 March 2016 (UTC)


Andrew Leeds (actor)[edit]

Cryptic Hi there. I'm new to Wikipedia. I'm trying to create a page for the Actor Andrew Leeds. How do I do this? When I tried to do this, it was deleted. Why was this? What am I doing wrong? Thank you for your help.

Trevorepson (talk) 18:31, 14 March 2016 (UTC)Trevorepson

Trevorepson, I'm not Cryptic but I saw your message. First, when I looked-up Leeds' bio on IMDB I immediately recognized him as Jackson from VEEP, though I didn't know his name; I remember wishing they'd given him a recurring role. Anyway, in order for an actor to qualify for a WP article they usually must meet one of the three criteria listed at WP:NACTOR. Leeds, while certainly a fine performer, does not appear to have had multiple, "significant roles". It appears he's not been cast in any feature films and the only recurring TV role he's had is a below-the-title credit on Cristela, a TV series that had a one-season run. Though he doesn't qualify for a WP article now, he very well may at some point in the future. I hope you decide to continue editing and contributing to WP. LavaBaron (talk) 20:53, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi there, LavaBaron. Thank you for your feedback. I loved him on Veep too. He was also a series regular on Cristela. And was a major recurring presence on Bones as serial killer Christopher Pelant. His IMDB also lists him as having recurred on other shows and he has appeared on Broadway. And he's verified on Twitter, so I would think he would qualify for an actor wikipedia page. But I don't totally get the rules here..

Trevorepson, when you created this article, all you put in its body was "Andrew Leeds". That's not an article - it's at best a request for one - and you placed it in the main namespace as if it were already done, so I deleted it under the expedited ("speedy") deletion criterion A3. I suggest creating the article as a draft article at Draft:Andrew Leeds (actor) instead and only moving it into mainspace when its complete, so as to avoid the spectre of immediate deletion.
You may or may not want to go through the articles for creation process as well. That'll get you some feedback on the article from other editors before it's published; on the other hand, it's perpetually backlogged, so it may take a week or two for your article to get looked at. —Cryptic 21:22, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your feedback. I had been working on the article but I guess it didn't save when you saw it so all you saw was the name. I'll be sure to fix this. Thank you.

Another question

Now that I have completed the page, how do I move it from Drafts into the mainspace? Please forgive my ignorance. Trevorepson (talk) 20:17, 15 March 2016 (UTC) Trevorepson

@Trevorepson: I've moved it for you (and now it's back at the original title). The move-this-page function is disabled for very new users, largely because it used to be difficult to undo in the case of abuse. —Cryptic 18:01, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so much for all of your help! Much appreciated. Trevorepson (talk) 18:55, 16 March 2016 (UTC) Trevorepson

Thankyou for your comments on steve wilks musician) page i have added more links can see if they qualify for wiki thanks for the learningpetredow (talk) 01:31, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

...for deleting the page I requested be deleted. —DangerousJXD (talk) 23:40, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Could you please delete another page? I requested speedy delete but it's been over 23 hours and it hasn't been deleted yet. I think it's because I have placed the wrong tag but I don't see a tag for unneeded drafts. Thanks. —DangerousJXD (talk) 20:42, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. —DangerousJXD (talk) 00:19, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
Hello again. Could you please delete another page? This time it's an unnecessary redirect created when I moved a page because of a typo in the title. I am not 100% sure whether it should be deleted but I think it should be as it's unnecessary. I would place a speedy delete tag but again I do not see one that would be appropriate. —DangerousJXD (talk) 09:21, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
It's not a speedy. (The closest it comes to are WP:R3 or WP:G7, but those don't apply to redirects created from page moves unless you're also the only substantial editor of the moved page.) It's also harmless as-is, and deleting it is mildly harmful in that it'll show up as a redlink instead of a navbox when looking at old revisions of articles it's on. You can take it to WP:RFD to get it deleted if you really, really want it gone, but it doesn't seem to merit it. —Cryptic 09:31, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
Understood. The main reason I even bothered asking you about this is because it's a template. I don't do much template-related editing. I of course won't be pursuing the deletion if this page any further. Again, thanks for your assistance in these matters. —DangerousJXD (talk) 09:44, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

YGM[edit]

YGM. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:26, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Got it. Nothing there looks like it would be problematic if I could get at the data programmatically. Quarry seems to be stalled at the moment, though, which is irritating. Will check again later. —Cryptic 16:05, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you enormously for this. It's hard to believe it's taken us 15 months to find someone to do it! I wonder if I could ask you one more favour. I've added another columns to the table to list the blocked users. I've got as far as the end of the 'A's but it took me 4 hours already. Is there a quicker way of doing this than manually? if you could just run a script or something that puts 'blocked' in that column, I'll fill in the reasons later. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:16, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
I can't imagine it'll be difficult. I'll take a look in the morning. —Cryptic 06:22, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
@Kudpung: Raw unmerged data at quarry:query/8640. This is formatted as a wikitable if that's easier to deal with. Merging it directly into the existing table would take almost as long as editing it in by hand because of the added comments column. —Cryptic 08:24, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
That was perfect. Thanks. Citing Quarry as a source, I won't even need to compete the Wiki-table. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:30, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Well, it looks as if the people want more. Perhaps we should ask you to run the same exercise based on the patrols done through the old system too; and probably a third one that is a combination of the two. The constraints of a Wikitable of course are also that they can only sort one criterion at a time - it's not possible to narrow down the sort criteria. I don't know how to do it. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:25, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
    That depends on what you mean by the "old system":
    • If it's the moderately-old system of marking a page as patrolled, my understanding is that it shows up in the pagetriage-curation logs now (like the first, third, and fifth entries here). That's the same log I queried before, and while I can restrict it to just "review" actions, I wouldn't expect the aggregate data to be all that different. Otherwise, point me at a log link on-wiki and I'll be able to search for similar ones.
    • If you mean the old-old system of patrolling by manually adding tags with Twinkle or editing directly (let alone just deleting directly), that effectively can't be done. Even if you accept that deleted edits will be left out entirely, and that only edit summaries will be looked at instead of the actual edit (see wikitech:Help:Tool Labs/Database#Redacted tables), there's no indexing done on edit summary, and there are many many (many!) rows to look at. I'd expect a query matching a regex in edit summaries over a period of a year would take on the order of days to execute. —Cryptic 07:09, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
    @Kudpung: On further inspection, patrols done from Special:Newpages - the "moderately-old" version - end up in Special:Log/patrol instead, and not in pagetriage-curation at all. This used to be easy to query, but pending changes mucked things up very badly; removing false positives like Special:Log/patrol/86.187.79.17 is very slow. (Gratuitous technobabble: Automatic patrols from the autopatrolled userright set log_action to 'autopatrol', which is easy and efficient to exclude, but automatically-accepted revisions seem to leave it at 'patrol', and the only way I see to exclude those is a partial text match on the log_params column, which in turn is slowed by security checks needed now that it's possible to revdelete logs.)
    The Labs database mirrors don't grant enough access to use the EXPLAIN statement, and sql is very much outside of my expertise, so finding something that could execute in the 30-minute time limit was an adventure in frustration, but the first half is at quarry:query/8767. The second half is split between quarry:query/8802 and quarry:query/8803, and while they're supremely ugly, they should work as well when they actually get to run. Quarry as a whole is stalled again, though. —Cryptic 12:12, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
    Wikipedia:New pages patrol/patrollers/Apr2014-Mar2016. No time-of-last-edit in this set, and only the time the user registered instead of the time of the first edit. Any patrol logs that were partially revdeleted won't show up at all, either. (If any such even exist.) —Cryptic 17:07, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Require ANi notification[edit]

Your threat has been brought to ANi and this is the required notification. [4] Legacypac (talk) 06:17, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion decline for 248, 249[edit]

Why do you feel these articles should not be deleted? If that's the case then we'll have infinite articles. Your thoughts??Vinod 09:41, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

They don't qualify as speedies. They're not patent nonsense (as you tagged two of them) and they're not one of the very few sorts of article subjects that can be speedy deleted for lack of significance (as you tagged all three). Probably just reverting them to their previous redirects would be fine. —Cryptic 09:44, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

CSD[edit]

Hi Cryptic, The CSDs wasn't a joke - His AFDs aren't even funny and IMHO they should be deleted .... Plus everyone's had their fun anyway,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 22:39, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

I didn't say they were a joke, and I didn't remove them, though I don't think they strictly qualify; I just noincluded them to get Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Log/2016 April 1 out of CAT:CSD. —Cryptic 22:42, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh shit sorry I thought were somehow hiding the CSD category, My apologies - Thanks for your help :) –Davey2010Talk 22:47, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
hie Han seoul (talk) 11:24, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Restore Matt Erard[edit]

Please restore Matt Erard.--TM 10:33, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

@Namiba: Done. I trust you'll edit the article to more clearly show how its subject meets WP:NPOLITICIAN. I'm also pinging Mackensen, who nominated it for deletion. —Cryptic 15:18, 19 April 2016 (UTC)


Thank you[edit]

I was not familiar with those rules/styles re: curly quotes. Appreciate the information BobDog54 (talk) 11:21, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

jabong magickeys[edit]

I don't think that you tagged and blocked all of them:

The reports (link 'COIBot') contain a lot of usernames and IPs .. you may want to check. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:29, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Blocking the accounts doesn't accomplish much, since they only make one edit before moving on to the next. I've mostly only bothered when I notice a new one soon enough that the autoblock might help. The ips will be useful, though. (And where has COIBot been hiding all my life?) —Cryptic 08:51, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
It does look like one could set-up a (silent) edit-filter (new article text starts with '== Watch [') to catch editors, otherwise it is becoming a crazy witch hunt (they are bound to come with a new link now). And once you know the link, you can use COIBot to find the accounts who added it (poke COIBot by adding the link in user:COIBot/Poke and wait for the report to save).
COIBot arrived less than two years after you .. what have you been doing that you never saw it .. :-D .. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:47, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

I BL'd the last one, see also Special:AbuseFilter/762 - if there are no false positives, we'll switch that one to prevent. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:15, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

I was going to do the same until I saw User:MER-C's edit immediately preceding yours on the bl. —Cryptic 05:22, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
The bl entry will take out the links that are currently used, but since they are so difficult to discourage, the edit filter will see whether there are now new patterns being deployed (your catching of new socks will need monitoring of the spam-blacklist hitlist - https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log/spamblacklist&limit=500&type=spamblacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:30, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
User:MER-C - quite a wide net .. but it needs to be wider .. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Crime_Story&diff=prev&oldid=709103357. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:35, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Another data point for that pattern, from today. —Cryptic 05:41, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Blacklist adjusted. I feel this is only a temporary measure until we find out how much of .ml (Mali), .ga (Gabon), .cf (Central African Republic) and .gq (Equatorial Guinea) we can get away with blacklisting. We also need the abuse filter to stop the URL shortener rubbish. MER-C 07:16, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
@MER-C and Cryptic: for what I have seen, all these four TLDs have a lot of 'regular' traffic. But that can probably be excluded in the blacklist by not blacklisting things like .gov.<tld>, .edu.<tld>, ... I think we have a thread on this on meta. I am sure, however, that they will find their way around, some of the viagra spammers seem to enjoy hitting the blacklist at the moment in a completely futile effort. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:04, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Blocking these TLDs means they now have to pay to evade the spam blacklist, which is a big improvement on the current situation. MER-C 09:23, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Goettl Air Conditioning[edit]

Hello - why did you delete this page? It is not advertising because I do not work for the company and I was not writing the article about any of their products and services, but instead about the company history because it has gone through a lot of different hands and is now coming up as one of the top HVAC companies in the Phoenix/Vegas areas which is very notable considering their tumultuous history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ksteinharter (talkcontribs) 14:35, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

It's certainly possible they might merit an encyclopedia article. That doesn't mean Wikipedia is going to host a marketing brochure for them, however, and that's what you wrote. I'm not going to restore this article; your route of appeal is Wikipedia:Deletion review. —Cryptic 04:38, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Cheers! Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 14:27, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
I rather think the village stocks would be more appropriate. Memo to myself: no more monosyllables in a text-only medium. Everything's going to be offensive to someone. :( —Cryptic 14:39, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
@Cryptic: I wasn't bothered, I just thought you were being rude. Deleting them was very helpful. Don't worry about it. --Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 15:22, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

How can I create new one that would not be deleted?[edit]

The page "Hitron" has been deleted on 21 April, but I don't know why. I would like to create a new page for "仲琦科技" by English version, how can I create new one that would not be deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Su-yuan cheng (talkcontribs) 03:49, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

@Su-yuan cheng: Ultimately, the article's going to need to show that Hitron passes the English Wikipedia's inclusion criteria for companies (full version; simplified restatement). The article you wrote didn't even pass the lower threshold of asserting importance - it was merely a bullet list of the company's history, of the sort you might expect to find on its own web site. —Cryptic 05:07, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Inside The Sea[edit]

Hey there Cryptic - I was just wondering if you make the page Inside The Sea (band) as a draft with all of the content that was deleted on there - I am still gathering information that may make them 'Notable' and adhere to guidelines - Thanks Josh2221 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Josh2221 (talkcontribs) 06:23, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

@Josh2221: Done, at Draft:Inside The Sea (band), but I think this is going to be an exercise in frustration - the band seems to fall well short of the relevant inclusion criteria (full version; simplified). —Cryptic 06:32, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks heaps! Josh2221

Reply to today's comment on my talk page[edit]

Hey there. I replied on my talk page also. The image is being used. I'm working on a page as a draft under my user page. Please do not treat that image as an orphan. --Nerdvana (talk) 20:03, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

I've replied there. There's no need to make duplicate messages to my talk page too. —Cryptic 20:08, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Recreation of Page[edit]

I wish to recreate a page deleted by you Rishabh Shah (IIMUN). I will be uploading new content, would that be advisable or should I use a new name for the page? Akshat145 (talk) 13:35, 25 May 2016 (UTC)Akshat145

@Akshat145: Looking at the previous article, "IIMUN" is as good a disambiguator as any, since it didn't really provide enough of a neutral description to tell what he actually does, just to promote him. On that note, I really think you'd be better off creating it in draft space and going through our Articles for Creation process: make the article at Draft:Rishabh Shan (IIMUN) and put {{AFC draft}} at the start. That way you'll be able to get a review from experienced editors without having to deal with the frustration of immediate deletion. —Cryptic 17:12, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Will do so, thank you Akshat145 (talk) 08:18, 28 May 2016 (UTC)Akshat145

Game of Thrones redirects[edit]

Explain your removal of the deletion tags from No One (Game of Thrones) and Battle of the Bastards, where The Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter (Game of Thrones) were successfully deleted for the very same reason. These are pages of unsourced titles, which are then added to a page where such edits are reverted by multiple edits - they are unsourced and unconfirmed titles. This would fall under the same category of me making up a fan-based episode name and creating a redirect for it. Alex|The|Whovian? 09:09, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Already left a message on your talk page. —Cryptic 09:10, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Confluent redirect deletion[edit]

I'd like to get my draft back for the Confluent page so I can edit it appropriately. As you've noted in the delete comments, I didn't emphasize importance of the company enough and it read like a promotion. I can rectify that easily enough, but I'd like the chance to start from my first draft rather than from scratch. Can you help me on that? I'm new to editing Wikipedia and didn't intend to pollute the site, I just had an undocumented topic that I actually know about that I wanted to share. Dawsaw (talk) 15:26, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

@Dawsaw: Now at Draft:Confluent (company). —Cryptic 23:41, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

BairesDev[edit]

Can you kindly move the contents of the above subject you deleted in my sandbox? I would like to work on it from there before I submit it after it has fulfilled all requirements of Wikipedia. Thanks in advance.Pabloazorin (talk) 15:15, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

@Pabloazorin: I'd be happy to, if either you provide at least one instance of significant, truly independent coverage in a reliable source about the company, or will explicitly agree not to attempt to recreate the article in mainspace before adding such coverage to it. —Cryptic 01:09, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

I will not add or attempt to add the article into the mainspace until I add reliable references to the article that make it significant according to Wikipedia policy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pabloazorin (talkcontribs) 06:53, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

@Pabloazorin: Now at User:Pabloazorin/BairesDev. Sorry about the delay, it's a bit hectic here. —Cryptic 11:08, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

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File talk:RogerHowarthToddManning2011.jpg[edit]

Hi, Cryptic, I saw that you deleted File talk:RogerHowarthToddManning2011.jpg. Will you consider restoring it? I had it tagged with WP:G8 (specifically Template:G8-exempt) because the talk page housed a discussion that is a beneficial reference, as seen when discussing recent image matters. Keeping the page would be similar to keeping File talk:Peyton school shooting drawing.JPG. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 04:44, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. My apologies. Not an excuse, but an explanation: after you delete a page, Wikipedia shows you a page confirming that the deletion went through, with links to view the deleted edits, check what-links-here, protect the page from creation, and delete the talk page. It transcludes the talk page so that it can be read by the admin without an extra click. Templates on the talk page show up as if they were in the namespace of the deleted page, not the corresponding talk namespace; and templates like Wikiproject banners and {{G8-exempt}} are styled differently when they're shown on File: pages so that they show a big warning that they belong on the talk page instead. I actually remember seeing this talk page and thinking, "Hey, that's unusually long for the File talk: namespace", but I don't remember seeing the g8-exempt template. I think I must have mistaken the g8 template as being another Wikiproject banner. —Cryptic 04:57, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Cryptic, including for the explanation. I assumed that you had overlooked the tag (meaning you somehow didn't see it). Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 05:04, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

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NOO & AfC[edit]

A dedicated venue for combined discussion about NPP & AfC where a work group is also proposed has been created. See: Wikipedia:The future of NPP and AfC --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:44, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Regarding my deletion review[edit]

Hi Cryptic. Sorry to approach you, but right now I'm trying to complete the article, and I'm trying to upload the logo under fair use, but the site doesn't allow me to do it unless the article which the image is supposed to be used in exists. As Widr has unsalted the page, I could go ahead to create it, but MBisanz, the AfD deleting admin, has not weighed in yet, and I don't feel like re-creating the page before due process is completed. If you feel the discussion can be closed immediately (since the article is unsalted), could you help me to do so, so I can go right ahead to finish the article on article space? Thanks. Optakeover(U)(T)(C) 15:55, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

I have decided to let the discussion continue. Thanks, Optakeover(U)(T)(C) 00:44, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict)I shouldn't close the DRV myself since I commented on it, but if you write a note there retracting your request for a "full conclusion", someone will probably close it early. Or you can just wait until your draft is in mainspace before adding the logo; going without an image for a week isn't the end of the world. —Cryptic 00:46, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Due to the ensuing discussion, I've decided that the discussion should continue. Thanks for your advice, Optakeover(U)(T)(C) 02:26, 28 September 2016 (UTC)