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Ecto Crew

Can A7 apply to books? --Pontificalibus (talk) 18:53, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

You're right - it doesn't apply to books. I was trying to be nice and not accuse the author of intentional deception. I could have just deleted the page as G3-Blatant Hoax, it appears they were just using the "book" angle to write an article about the group (the text described the group & it's activities - not a book).. --Versageek 15:11, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
No worries, I just happened to be using this specific article to explain to a new editor what the different deletion templates are for, and what they're not for. I guess he got the idea anyway.--Pontificalibus (talk) 16:38, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

permission to use photograph

Dear Versageek, I am preparing a publication and would like to use your photo of Rockfish Gap (shown on Wikipedia at It is for a booklet for the Boonesborough Foundation, a nonprofit group. Harry G. Enoch, Winchester, KY

It would be great if you could respond to as I'm not sure I know how to get back to this page.

Harryenoch (talk) 17:52, 5 January 2011 (UTC)


We have a technical question about XLinkBot's capabilities at Wikipedia:External links/ Can it revert the main domain, while permitting specific pages? WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:34, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

External links

Hello !

I'm new here and I'm having trouble translating the page I created about Robert Paturel on the French wikipedia. I've been told I needed references and I completely agree with that, unfortunately my adddition of external links has been reverted. I know this an automatic procedure to avoid stupid auto-promotion but as I am writiing about a boxer who is -thank God- still living and was famous before the internet had every written line available, it makes it hard for me to prove who he is and what he has done.

I've completed his filmography and bibliography which can be verified though.

Can you help me please ? --Dontstepback (talk) 12:49, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

why I got the Bot

Why I am bot on my own biography? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thunska (talkcontribs) 07:51, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

XLinkBot bug

Just thought I'd let you know that I've left a note about a XLinkBot bug at User talk:XLinkBot#Apparent difficulty with special character. Thanks.  -- Lear's Fool 12:04, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Your bot is running amok!

Please see your XLinkbot's user page re: what it has done to the David Seidler page - it has taken out some very good edits along with a YouTube link, and has reverted my manual changes to remove the YouTube link. I don't know how to do it otherwise - please sort it out! Thanks (talk) 09:31, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

your bot is eunning amok. Go to the bot's talkpage and take a look at diffs. (talk) 17:42, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Talk:Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/Working Draft

Talk:Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/Working Draft, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Talk:Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/Working Draft and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Talk:Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/Working Draft during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. c y m r u . l a s s (talk me, stalk me) 22:33, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

please stop

please stop undoing my addition to the public adjuster page.

thank you so much! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:04, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Cellulite Page

Please stop deleting the external links from the cellulite page, there are no external links on the page and it requires attention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:09, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

External links aren't a necessary element of a Wikipedia article. The link you added does not add anything of value to the existing content of the page. In addition, you were using a URL shortening service to add a link to a site which is on the spam blacklist - and finally, all of the links you attempted to add were to articles on which were written by the same author - this suggests a conflict of interest. --Versageek 20:34, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Why was Katie Barlow link deleted from the Caoimhe Butterly page?

I am Katie Barlow. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:51, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

It wasn't removed, it may have been reformatted. If you are referring to a link to a story in The Guardian - it can be found in the references section. --Versageek 20:28, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Is this a job for X-Link bot?

Hi. :) There's a discussion about a racist link at ANI ( adding link to racist site w/ illegal info). I'm not sure if X-Link bot should be deployed for something like this due to my general cluelessness about bots and their resource demands. :) The page will never be appropriate for linkage, as it is encouraging racial discrimination. The link has not been added in some time, but that may be because it was only just removed; the article has since I started looking about for alternatives been semi-protected for a year to prevent its restoration. If this is the only concern, keeping the site off would obviously be a better solution. (It has been placed only by IP.) Your input there would be much appreciated! --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:10, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

I've blacklisted the domain. If the link is never acceptable, blacklisting is usually the better option. --Versageek 15:37, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks much. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 16:49, 23 February 2011 (UTC)


dear versageek please do not deleate my article about pissticket my battery die and i saved only wat i had i did not finsh writing about the importance and how there are in a compition battle that if the win the next round with 3 bands in them they will get signed and record at the o2 stuidio in london — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zdrews (talkcontribs) 04:25, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Please see our notability guidelines for music/bands. --Versageek 18:03, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi from Ponnar Shankar

Hi there, I really appreciate your efforts on maintaining the truth on Wikipedia, But your facts are not true, please do get in touch with me to set the record straight, at (email address redacted), it would be really helpful, thanks and more later. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thetruthonlywiki (talkcontribs) 05:53, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

In my time on this project I've come to understand that what any given individual believes to be the truth depends greatly on their point of view - which is why we have a policy on maintaining a neutral point of view in articles. If you can provide reliable sources which support your particular point of view or refute portions of the existing article which you believe to be inaccurate , please discuss the changes you wish to make to the article on the article's talk/discussion page. --Versageek 18:00, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Color Tool page

It is not logical that adding a link for an online Color Picker TOOL in the Color Tool page should be considered Spam —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:09, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Please refer to our guidelines: Wikipedia is not a repository of links nor a directory. --Versageek 17:50, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

COIBot appears to be in an infinite loop

Currently in #wikipedia-en-spam:

<COIBot> Saving a report for (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Saving a report for (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - 1 records waiting: 0 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 1 auto.
<COIBot> Not saving (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - done that 1 ago - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Not saving (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - done that 1 ago - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Not saving (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - done that 1 ago - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Not saving (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - done that 1 ago - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Not saving (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - done that 1 ago - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Not saving (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - done that 1 ago - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Saving a report for (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - 1 records waiting: 1 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 0 auto.
<COIBot> Saving a report for (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - 1 records waiting: 0 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 1 auto.
<COIBot> Saving a report for (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - 1 records waiting: 0 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 1 auto.
<COIBot> Saving a report for (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - 1 records waiting: 0 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 1 auto.
<COIBot> Saving a report for (XWiki spam by Pochsad) - 1 records waiting: 0 XWiki, 0 Local, 0 Poked, 0 Meta, 0 IP, 0 requested, 1 auto.

etc. Trying to populate the queue by poking doesn't fix the problem. COIBot seems to not respond to IRC commands. This happens when there is only one item in the queue. (I understand Beetstra is on hoiday.) Cross-posted to User talk:Beetstra. MER-C 13:05, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

I restarted the bot. Will have a look at this later, strange effect. Thanks! --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:02, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to disturb you, but can you block (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)? It is being used by a long-term vandal who, although does so sporadically (every two days at a certain hour), consistently puts misinformation on articles concerning cable and satellite TV in the Philippines, especially on the SkyCable article. He had already been warned, but it seems that he never read the messages. Thanks in advance. - 上村七美 (Nanami-chan) | talkback | contribs 04:13, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

check user confirmation

Hi, regarding this block, can you please point me to the checkuser confirmation, was there any discussion at all on wiki? Off2riorob (talk) 16:54, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I lost most of my CU notes and all of my IRC logs when my old PC died. I believe I did this Checkuser myself after a request on IRC & the results were very clear. --Versageek 22:36, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

the user Jamin Deryll


This is Jamin deryll. i had my page created and note later it was deleted.I will like know for what reason it was deleted as the page is still under construction and what are the necessary steps to have it back online.


Jamin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamin Deryll (talkcontribs) 16:49, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

While articles may be drafted in user space, they shouldn't remain there. Please review our guidelines on notability. If you decide you would like to continue to work on the material as a possible encyclopedia article, I can restore the deleted copies to a subpage in your userspace. --Versageek 20:41, 17 March 2011 (UTC)


How Do You Link pages to facebook community pages? ~~T.Brown85~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by T.Brown85 (talkcontribs) 23:26, 12 March 2011 (UTC)


hello! thank you for comments. I am trying to create UEG article in wikipedia. This is very interesting project created by two Polish designers Ania Kuczynska and Michal Lojewski. There is not much background about UEG on the web right now. UEG has got own site and store. However there are few links to blogs where we can find informations about UEG and that people recommend this project. This is not only fashion project but there is a special manifest, according to this manifest designers create their vision and use totally new materials. I wanted to edit article and add more links and sources.hope this convince you to importance of UEG.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mounawhitecat5 (talkcontribs)

Generally projects such as this one need to have first gained widespread media attention/publicity before they are eligible for an article on Wikipedia. I see that Michal Lojewski already has an article, it might be better to improve the article about him and include a mention of this project on that page. Please review our guidelines on notability --Versageek 20:27, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Immediately undelete E.ON Kernkraft GmbH

Please immediately undelete E.ON Kernkraft GmbH. If you don't know of the significance you can ask me first. NuclearEnergy (talk) 16:39, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Realizing this is already at DrV, I'd suggest you do undelete it and list at AfD if you feel it needs to be deleted. Claiming to be an organization in charge of nuclear power plants is a pretty strong claim of notability I'd say, and more than enough to overcome the bar of an A7... Hobit (talk) 17:44, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Art of War

I have included a book on the extranal link of Art of War translations, with a good 20 other book links. Why was it deleted if it conformed to existing links? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Markofexcellence (talkcontribs) 18:52, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Direct links to in this context are discouraged. That is why the cite template includes a link to Special:BookSources based on the ISBN. --Versageek 19:57, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Submission of "Skinnyfat the movie"

Greetings! I recently submitted a page for "Skinnyfat the movie" and it was flagged and deleted for: G11. Unambiguous advertising or promotion.

I was wondering if you could explain how the movie could be submitted without being flagged as it included a summary of the movie with the list of cast, crew, etc just like many other Wikipedia pages about movies.

Thank you for your time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndyBydalek (talkcontribs) 02:22, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Please read our guidelines about notability for films. I probably wouldn't have deleted under "G11" myself, but I would have sent it to Articles for Deletion because it fails to meet notability guidelines for films. --Versageek 03:20, 21 March 2011 (UTC)


Barnstar civil.png The Civility Barnstar
for the amazing "warning" messages left by User:XLinkBot after reverting new users (Including both a welcome template and a very nicely worded note). With many of our warning templates being abrasive seeing this on a talk page is a refreshing, and welcome, change. Jalexander--WMF 20:57, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
User:Beetstra, XLinkBot & I thank you kindly for the barnstar, I have copied it over to User:XLinkBot --Versageek 21:07, 22 March 2011 (UTC)


I have been having a discussion with MuZemike on his talk page, and I should like to share my concern with you about the "sockpuppetry" tag added at the NinaGreen user page. Of the two "confirmed sockpuppets", the User:NotRecommended account has made only one edit, creating a user page, so that account does not seem to me to meet the definition of a sockpuppet; while it seems that little more than a shared IP address (which MuZemike says rather vaguely "does not look like a public IP") connects User:TurquoiseMountain to NinaGreen. MuZemike says "there is a justifiable cause that the accounts were created to evade the ban". I do not know what a "justifiable cause" is, but in any event, to declare NinaGreen guilty of sockpuppetry without her having been given any right of reply to any complaint strikes me as an unhappy way for Wikipedia to carry on. May I also ask how CheckUser became involved in the matter? To justify such a use of computer records, surely someone needs to invoke a due process of some kind for the action to be justified? Moonraker2 (talk) 05:08, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Versageek, please see my update of ARBSAQ here. I removed the threaded discussion from the case page after talking with AGK, one of the clerks. The thread included some comments by you. It should be simple for anyone to copy the thread to a new venue if Moonraker2 believes that there was not enough evidence for blocking the alleged socks. EdJohnston (talk) 16:04, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Ed. --Versageek 16:59, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Moonraker2: The checkuser policy explains the accepted uses of the checkuser tool. I was operating within those accepted uses when I discovered these accounts. I wasn't specifically looking for them. The user involved may refute the sockpuppet findings either by posting to their own talk page or emailing ArbCom. --Versageek 16:59, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for that, but as an admin you must surely be answerable for your own action in imposing a further sanction on NinaGreen, which I gather is based entirely on the CheckUser findings, which it seems are "likely" to be correct. As I said on the ArbCom page, without receiving any reply, "likely" is entirely different from "confirmed", which is the word now used on the User:NinaGreen page in "confirmed sockpuppets", and, indeed, "sleeper" is not the same as "sockpuppet"; so in the case of User:NotRecommended, would you not agree that a 'likely sleeper' has been converted into a "confirmed sockpuppet" without any rational explanation, while in the case of User:TurquoiseMountain the accused is found guilty of "sockpuppetry" without any chance to be heard and on what looks like a subjective judgement of the "balance of probabilities"? I have no contact with Nina Green and no knowledge of the facts of this matter apart from what is public on Wikipedia, but I believe I have raised reasonable questions and I'd be grateful for an answer. Moonraker2 (talk) 21:32, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
I understand and even share your concern about use of the word "confirmed" when all that is possible is "the subjective judgement of the balance of probabilities". This is just how the sockpuppet investigation mechanism on Wikipedia works - if you don't believe me, spend some time watching the WP:SPI page. --Versageek 06:10, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Maxx 39

Hi, you deleted the article on him, so could you take care of his mixtape, Excerpts From The Holy Book Of Rhyme? I'd nominate it myself but don't know how. Please and thank you.Jasper420 16:00, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Ronn Torossian

You left a message on my talk page about a lack of attribution of criticisms in a BLP. The criticisms were attributed to the New York Times, the Forward (considered a reliable newspaper), The Atlantic, the Haaretz newspaper, and Ad Age. One quote was attributed to Herbert Nolan, a writer on the Gawker website. I would not consider Gawker to be a reliable source for information, even though it is highly respected within the PR community. However, I did not rely on that source for information, but only quoted Nolan's opinion. Nolan himself is well-known and a respected media critic.

The anonymous editor, in the article 5W Public Relations has used an interesting tactic - he has removed all the footnotes from the section critical of 5WPR, so that he can now contend that the information is unsourced and removed it. I am wondering if he used the same trick at Ronn Torossian.

If you still feel that my last version contained criticisms that were not adequately attributed, please advise me which. Otherwise, I plan to restore that version. Thanks, --Ravpapa (talk) 20:20, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

The IP certainly made a mess of things, but the portions I have issue with aren't specifically criticism and exist in your version as well. In particular the statement in the lede that the subject is "a leading American supporter of Israel's right-wing.", and the first paragraph of the "Activities and opinions" section. Neither of these have sources and they really need sources if they are to remain in the article. --Versageek 21:18, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
I understand your concern. I can attribute the statement in the lead to the Forward article, and can attribute the "Activities and opinions" information to a variety of sources, all of them reliable.
I agree we have to take a conservative approach to this biography. On the other hand, I feel that an important aspect of his notability is his embrace of right-wing causes. His name pops up again and again as spokesman for right-wing politicians and parties in Israel; he has written op-ed pieces for Arutz Sheva, the leading mouthpiece of the settlers' movement in Israel; he has been active in Amcha-CJC, an American Jewish organization that has lobbied against the Palestinian Authority and demonstrated against Islamic groups in the US.
I also think we need to include some criticism. Torossian stirs up a lot of it, and to ignore it is a distortion of the same type (though, perhaps, not to the same extent) as the puffery that our friend the sock has been pushing.
I would appreciate your opinion on this before proceeding. --Ravpapa (talk) 06:55, 29 March 2011 (UTC)


Why was my page deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NOWALTEX (talkcontribs) 21:45, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Please review our guidelines on notability for corporations. --Versageek 21:49, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I do not understand what is wrong to delete the site of the firm with 18,000 employees, on this page are available info. of every American workshop, half of the information about companies in wikipedia is identical to ours ? say what informations you'd like ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NOWALTEX (talkcontribs) 22:03, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Probably the most significant problem with an article about this company is that I can find absolutely no independent reliable sources which even acknowledge that the company exists. There is no news coverage (local, national or international), no magazine articles, nothing at all except what appears to be a very thin/new web presence containing material put on the web by "the company" itself. Assuming you can find resources I can't, you need to explain in the article how the company meets the guidelines for inclusion. Those points need to be supported by references from reliable sources. --Versageek 22:35, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Deletion review for Life Project 4 Youth

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Life Project 4 Youth. 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. Hello , I created the page for LP4Y and you deleted because of the article A7. I wanted to make some changes then but it's locked because I changed too many times. Could you unlocked the article in order that I make the change ? Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeanmarcdelaporte (talkcontribs) 00:37, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Please read our guidelines for inclusion of articles on non-profit groups, take particular note of the requirement for multiple third-party, independent, reliable sources. --Versageek 17:43, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

OK I have read the instructions but I would like to edit the page now and it's locked for the administrators only. Could you unlock it ? Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeanmarcdelaporte (talkcontribs) 00:21, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

My page deleted

I am concerned why you deleted my page {{Katie Coughlin}}. It was about her, Emily, my sister and I. I really want to tell people about my life and how we play. — Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}#top|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]])

Hello. Wikipedia is not a social networking site. It is an encyclopedia. --43?9enter ☭msg☭contribs 00:56, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

I noticed that you recently removed some vandalism from the quill corporation article. A user vandalized two links (facebook and twitter) as well as created a reference to:

This is a slanderous website that is not relevant to's products, services, or history.

I took the time to remove the links as well as updated the history and background to accurately reflect Quill. Unlike you, I am not terribly adept at Wikipedia. Is it possible you can request a semi-protection of this page to avoid further vandalism? If not, could you walk me through the process?

Thank you for your consideration.

Respectfully, Overseer33 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Overseer33 (talkcontribs) 05:49, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

File and Record Structure deletion

Hello Versageek,

You recently deleted a Wikipedia page that was being made by me and a friend of mine, as it could not be found on Wikipedia. I had left a note saying it was under construction, but u deleted it, and we have to start from scratch. Please reply to this message with the reasons for deleting our page.

Regards, Alex Rip. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex rip (talkcontribs) 10:29, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

The content you were attempting to write duplicates material already well covered in more than one of the hundreds of articles that can be found in Category:Computer file formats --Versageek 15:32, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

speedy deletion

sooooo why was my page just deleted?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Textme5 (talkcontribs) 05:17, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Database problems

IRC logs
Beetstra        MER-C . please ask Versageek to restart the bots or look at it .. sorry, don't have time at the moment
Beetstra        !info
XLinkBot        I've been active since Mon Apr 4 06:26:25 2011. Average reversion time is 599964.95 seconds (all 2192 reverts); 52.32 seconds (1626 reverts < 120 seconds). Fastest reversion 18 seconds, slowest reversion 1302497417 seconds.
COIBot          Beetstra: 1708 reports in 10 days, 00:41:07 hours (0.11/min) (2 normal, 255 xwiki, 0 ip, 0 meta, 58 poked). 197674 edits in parserqueue. Last RC 01 seconds ago. Last LW 1 day, 02:44:30 hours ago. Report when overlap exceeds 25%. Reporting to #wikipedia-spam-t and #cvn-sw-spam (limited) and #wikipedia-en-spam (all); Reportlevels: RC is 0
LiWa3_3         LW: 2 days, 03:56:02 hours active; RC: last 1 sec. ago; Reading approx. 769 wikis; Queues: P1=111626; P2=353701; P3=41390; W=0; A1=0; A2=0; M=0; Total: 1202398 edits (385 PM); 155839 IP edits (15.1%; 50 PM); Watched: 1026769 (85.3%; 329 PM); Links: 28469 edits (2.7%; 9 PM); 82168 total (26 PM; 0.08 per edit; 2.88 per EL add edit); 7336 WL (8.9%; 2 PM); 904 BL (1.1%; 0 PM); 107 RL (0.1%; 0 PM); 133 AL (0.1%; 0 PM)
Beetstra        don't even seem to have access ...
Beetstra        I will be much away until end of next week .. and on the first day everything crashes .. sigh
Beetstra        Versageek - can you restart mysql, and then try to see if you can revive the bots by (re) starting all the modules ??
Beetstra        restart linkparser
LiWa3_1         User Beetstra is not on my list of trusted users.
|<-- Beetstra has left freenode (Changing host)
-->| Beetstra (97214f5a@Wikimedia/Beetstra) has joined #wikipedia-spam-t
=-=     Mode #wikipedia-spam-t +v Beetstra by ChanServ
Beetstra        restart linkparser
LiWa3_1         User Beetstra is not on my list of trusted users.
Beetstra        restart linkanalyser
LiWa3_2         User Beetstra is not on my list of trusted users.
Beetstra        nah
Beetstra        sigh
Beetstra        have to go ..
|<-- Beetstra has left freenode (Client Quit)
-->| Beetstra (97214f5a@gateway/web/freenode/ip. has joined #wikipedia-spam-t
Beetstra        I have access .. but I can't start the linkparsers .. Versageek, please restart mysql and then try here to ' add linkparser' to get a andful running (7 or 8)
Beetstra        Maybe that revives the linkwatchers without needing a restart for that
Beetstra        The other bots all need a restart then.
Beetstra        the rest seems to be fine .. maybe only restarting mysql and starting the linkparsers is fine
Beetstra        now I really have to go .. good luck

Nothing in #wikipedia-en-spam. MER-C 11:32, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, There is database corruption in the primary linkwatcher database, MySQL won't even stay running. I'm going to stop all of the bots and see if I can recover from the bin logs, but I won't have time to do it until this weekend. --Versageek 13:31, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of Tyler ballard

why did you delete tyler ballard — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jkmik (talkcontribs) 20:40, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Please see our guidelines for inclusion of articles about actors. --Versageek 21:07, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Hamed khatiz

I went ahead and closed the AfD, which was still open. I'm posting though to suggest something else. The page had to be deleted twice in three days, and I am wondering whether it might make sense to salt it now so it doesn't get created again? CycloneGU (talk) 01:18, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

problems with COIBot

Maybe you can help: user talk:Beetstra#COIBot at de-channels. -- seth (talk) 21:27, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Aughrim Rugby Deletion


You deleted by new page regarding Aughrim Rugby Club, Ireland's newest rugby club. All of our neighbouring rugby clubs are listed on Wiki. I also added reference to 3rd party articles. Can you re establish the page and I will add further reference to my article. I am new to Wiki and only finding my feet in terms of editing and how to go about it. Any help would be very welcome?

Derek —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dmcallister (talkcontribs) 10:25, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

I've moved the page into your userspace, you may find it here: User:Dmcallister/Aughrim Rugby. It's highly unlikely that a new organization such as your club will meet our guidelines for inclusion so soon after it was founded, thus there is a chance that the page may get deleted again when you move it back into the main article space. --Versageek 10:35, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Taking down wikipedia Clarence McDonald

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could you maybe tell me why the wikipedia of Clarence McDonald has been taken down by you?

Funs Jacobs —Preceding unsigned comment added by Funsjacobs (talkcontribs) 01:42, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

The version I deleted was a copyright violation of this site. --Versageek 05:43, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Griffith R. Harsh

I was wondering about your recent deletion of Griffith R. Harsh on an A7 basis. While I agree with the outcome, as in my opinion it was copyvio, I was wondering if you could provide some feedback on the A7 issue. Specifically I would think both being the spouse of such a prominent person, and his success in medicine would pass the very low threshold to survive A7. And again, I'm just looking for feedback on the issue, not asking that you actually change anything regarding the deletion. Thanks, Monty845 05:26, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Could have gone either way.. being married to a famous person isn't really a claim of notability (although it might merit a redirect to the article of the famous person) , nor is having a lot of education (we'd be swamped with articles about doctors and academics if it were!). The first version wasn't 100% copyvio (according to the duplication report), although certainly enough of it was to qualify for deletion under that criteria. The second version; which I also deleted, was 100% copyvio. --Versageek 21:44, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Decline of the deletion request

Hi, for what reason did you decline this deletion request? As it was written these are two different stadia. Here is Celtnieks Stadium, and here is Daugava. -- (talk) 20:30, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Oops! Somehow I missed your explanation. I've deleted it now as CSD R3. Thanks for following up! --Versageek 21:34, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Ross Cameron

The ducks have returned, and this time they've figured out how to get autoconfirmed to beat the semi-protection. I suspect there are plenty more sleepers where that one came from... bou·le·var·dier (talk) 12:06, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

And right on cue, of course, Courcelles swoops in with a checkuser block. Let's see how long that sticks... bou·le·var·dier (talk) 12:18, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Sistersville, WV Page

Hi Versageek!

I have spent the last week or so supplying Historic information for the Sistersville, WV page. My sources included: Marietta College in Ohio, WV Encyclopedia, City-Date and other Wikipedia pages. Today I added a couple of external links, including an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that was addressing the revitalization aspect of the dwindling small town. I guess this link set off the bot that wiped out all my work. I see the link as falling very much within the guidelines of acceptable usage on Wikipedia and all the information I provided was relevant to general information about Sistersville.

I have no personal commercial interest in Sistersville, I don't even live there; but I was recently researching the place and found a dearth of information on Wikipedia. I thought I would share the fruit of my research and now it's all been wiped out.

I can see no foundation for this, and I would appreciate some response and, hopefully, the restoration of the material I created.

Thank you for any help you can offer!


Lifesavorunltd (talk) 20:06, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

I reverted the bot. links are generally not acceptable unless it is an official blog belonging to the subject of the article. This is why the bot reverted. We've determined by experience that reverting only a single edit usually leaves a mess of broken formatting - so the bot reverts all of the recent edits by a user rather than just the one which added the link, which is why the rest of the material you added was removed. You may revert the bot on your own if you feel it was incorrect. It won't revert again until someone other than you edits the page.


It looks like the account Terrafermat is involved in the ongoing vandalism campaign on my user talk page, and you blocked the account accordingly. But you flagged the account as vandalism-only, and it clearly isn't that - unlike the others.

My guess is that either Terrafermat is the sock master behind this, or that Terrafermat's account has been compromised. In any event, I just noticed this and thought it helpful to mention. :-)--Jimbo Wales (talk) 01:39, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I've changed the block accordingly. --Versageek 01:51, 13 May 2011 (UTC)


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I didn't find anything new when I looked on the 21st, I'll check again in a few days and see if anything turns up. --Versageek 18:19, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

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Condodomain speedy

Someone from the company that's the subject of this article has just posted on its talk page saying that there is a past version of the article that was acceptable, and that it was overwritten today by someone heavy-handed. Could you check whether there is an non-CSD-able version in the page history, and if so, restore it? A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 15:39, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Hi Versageek, I've restored the article per above. There were non-G11 revisions. It's still borderline A7 though. --KFP (contact | edits) 16:01, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks KFP :) --Versageek 18:15, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

"Both parties refuse to communicate" on Kayastha?

Greetings, why does the block on Kayastha say "Both parties refuse to communicate"? I've been leaving clear Edit Summaries and vw warnings for the IP who's jumping on the article, and I have explained the changes I've made both on the Talk page and at WP:WikiProject India. How am I failing to communicate with an IP who does not respond on his talk page, leaves no comments on Talk:Kayastha, and gives no edit summary? MatthewVanitas (talk) 19:47, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I didn't consider you as one of the parties.... I probably should have just labeled it vandalism - the IP clearly thinks he's 100% correct & everyone else is 100% wrong. :( . I just hate to do that when the subject is religion. --Versageek 19:58, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
No worries, just making sure I wasn't somehow also a guilty party. For context, we've been having these issues come up on more than a dozen Indian caste articles recently. Long/short, there are a bunch of castes which self-identify as Kshatriya (warrior) caste, with an illustrious history descended from gods, etc. However, in 90% of cases the actual academic histories list them as Shudra (cultivator) caste, noting that in the early 20th century under the British a lot of the lower castes who'd rise in wealth and power started demanding a "review" of history, new genealogies, etc. to "prove" that they were ancient warriors descended from the god Ram, etc. I've been going into those articles, and aiming for an even-handed "the caste was historically Shudra in the Brahmanical system, but self-identifies as Kshatriya and has been politically agitating for such since 1924", etc. Of course, that's like waving a red flag in front of a bull, so no matter how heavily I cite to eminently reliable sources, I get enraged IPs and single-use accounts coming to wipe any mention of Shudra background, remove any historical images, insert info about how they just coincidentally happen to be farming these days due to a shortage of wars to be warriors in, etc. I'm getting pretty close to asking protection on Kurmi, Kunbi, Lodhi, Yadav, Ahir, and other such articles where I've essentially converted them from "for this caste" to "about this caste". Probably more than you needed to know, but thought you might be interested in this sudden influx of riled-up editors on India issues. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:16, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

I opened an SPI on Porgers (continuing his interference tactics)

Since you were the administrator who applied an indefinite block to Porgers (talk · contribs) on May 21, I thought that you should be aware of an SPI that I started on Porgers. --Skol fir (talk) 18:43, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

It turns out that my efforts were a terrible waste of time. Nothing can be done about it, according to Elockid (Talk). --Skol fir (talk) 22:17, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Changes or External Links


I have followed a trail to your address here from the West Lafayette High School Page created in Wikipedia. I am new to this system and did not really understand tghe "editing" feature, but I rerad and tried to make an addition to relevant information for the Page.

The link I created is an to an "Alumni" site I administer. Something called a "bot" reverted my change, and I went looking for information and read that an automatic "bot" will revert additions on occassions. Fearing I did something a-miss, I re-did my addition trying to be even more careful and it seems to work okay now.

I wanted to check with you (I am told the owner of the "bot") to see if what the protocol is to make these changes. I hope you will forgive my blunders if I have made them and illuminate me as to where to send requests for changes in the future.

There are several links in the External Links section which lead to web pages realted to the High School, but the Web Site itself is not functioning or up to date, many broken links with outdated and incorrect information, and I can get no one to return my emails of inquiry. I am assuming that the WLHS Web Site was created by someone who no longer supports it. Can you check this out and revise the links to a current West Lafayette School Corporation Web site maintained by the Technology Department at WLSC.

Thank you !! bendore — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bendore (talkcontribs) 15:35, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Angelina Elander


I started to create an article about myself for Wikipedia, as a work in progress, but you deleted it because it was about "a real person with no significance". Well, how can you know this? If you google my name a lot of pages show up that have a major significance to me and to people who know me and other people who wants to get to know me, and therefore I thought it would be the appropriate thing to do, to create a Wikipedia page about me too, to get a more clearer picture of who I am, and as I wrote in my earlier complaint about speedy deletion, it would be very important to stop all the rumours. The article was not ready however, but I'm planning to continue writing on it, and insist upon myself, so I hope we can all just get along and not be too snotty about it, ok?

Best regards Angelina Elander

(Angelinaelander (talk) 11:24, 2 June 2011 (UTC))

Ross Cameron take 2

Could you possibly drop back over there and have a look? I waded in after you listed it on BLPN a while ago, and have now cleaned it out pretty hard, but I think I'm in over my head now. Would appreciate another pair of eyes. bou·le·var·dier (talk) 15:49, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Much obliged. bou·le·var·dier (talk) 07:25, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Revised article

Hello, I posted a page for, which you deleted based on the criteria A7. I revised the page then requested a review, after which I made another round of revisions based on suggestions by Crisco 1492 ( The revised page is at Does this meet Wikipedia's criteria? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Draykyle (talkcontribs) 20:55, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Do you give rulings on things like this? Should I ask for another review? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Draykyle (talkcontribs) 20:55, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

No one individual here can really make "rulings", but I think the article is ready for main space, so I've moved it for you. It's now at That doesn't guarantee that someone else won't nominate it for deletion again, but it doesn't appear to qualify for 'speedy deletion' as it did before. --Versageek 17:41, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Holly Bobo

Why was her account deleted? Its a major missing persons case on going right now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:08, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Being a missing person isn't a claim of notability, see also WP:BLP1E. --Versageek 08:16, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Lauren Spierer

Versageek, I saw you recent deletion of Lauren Spierer. I wonder what your thoughts are about the relative notability of Disappearance of Susan Powell, Disappearance of Kyron Horman, Disappearance of Edward and Austin Bryant, Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence, Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, and Disappearance of Maura Murray. Perhaps Disappearance of Lauren Spierer would be more appropriate for inclusion? Thanks. Jweiss11 (talk) 19:26, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Except in cases where the incident drove a change in public policy or created an International incident, I don't think we should have articles about them. There are hundreds of thousands of missing persons in the US alone, with >80,000 of them considered to be "endangered or involuntary".[1]. If I were inclined to nominate articles for deletion, from your list above - I'd nominate the articles on Powell, Horman, Lawrence & the Bryant boys for deletion. At this point in time, I'd also be inclined to nominate any article on "The Disappearance of" Spierer or Holly Bobo for deletion.. I understand people want to get the word out to look for these people, but this isn't the place to do it. That said, I'm a bit tied up IRL to get involved with a bunch of deletion debates at the moment, and any article titled "Disappearance of" with sufficient media references would certainly need to go via AfD rather than speedy deletion.. --Versageek 20:44, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. The Spierer case has certainly drawn a lot of national news coverage. It seems similar to the Maura Murray case and at least as notable, though the situation is much newer and less developed. Jweiss11 (talk) 23:21, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Murray's page suggests that the case was cited in the successful efforts to establish a "cold case unit" in New Hampshire. That marginally meets my "change in public policy" criteria.. --Versageek 23:50, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Decline on trophic dynamics delete

Hi Versageek - please allow the deletion to go through. I am an ecologist and doing a major revision on food webs. Trophic dynamics does not deserve its own page. I integrated the material into food webs and will create a new page called trophic - that will be a fork from the main food web page. I was the primary on ecology since 2008 and there is little action or discussion on these pages anyway. The pages and linkages through these ecology related pages are in terrible shape, so it would be better to just to let things go through to get things shaking a bit - like cutting a lawn to stimulate regeneration. The one person who has entered into the discussion on the food chain (soon to be food web) talk pages has agreed with these changes. The deletion makes logical sense - I have read the original peer-reviewed works on trophic dynamics - from its origins through history. It is nothing more than food webs - trophic=feeding, dynamic=moving, i.e., food web linkages are feeding linkages and the arrows show the dynamics.Thompsma (talk) 02:32, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Okay...I think you just kept it as a re-direct, which would be fine. However, some of us (myself and one other) are wanting to move food chain to food web. Food chains are contained in food webs. I'll put a food chain sub-section together and subsequently fork it to a longer article on food-chain length.Thompsma (talk) 02:36, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
If you can get consensus for the move on Talk:Food chain, I'll be happy to make the page move for you. Deletion of the redirect from Food web -> Food chain that is in place now would be part of that move and needn't take place in advance. --Versageek 02:47, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
The problem isn't about getting consensus - it is about getting a mass of people to go the page. Take a look at the activity rate on that page - things move very slowly, so I would prefer that you just allowed it to go through. There really is no reason to keep the name food chain - it is a technical term and the one person who opposed the change in 2008 didn't know what it meant. Food chain links are contained in food webs. I have made an honest effort to maintain the cited works of others and will diligently reformat their citations to a consistent format. In addition, I have been reading through the cited material to check to see if it says what was posted on wikipedia.Thompsma (talk) 02:52, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I moved it. Hopefully I explained sufficiently in my comments about why it was moved that no one will revert me. --Versageek 03:11, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Versageek!!! I'm sure it will be fine - it is my goal to get ecology, its portal, and its forks all into good article status. It might even be fine to just keep food web with a food chain sub-heading, but I'll leave that to the discussion page in time. First, the food web needs to be fixed and then the nested topic of food chain can be addressed.Thompsma (talk) 03:22, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

hund (film)

i think you deleted my page. the film hund is not well known, it is just a little something written by a friend of mine and which i acted in. we are releasing it in early august and it isnt a "blatant hoax" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yelland09 (talkcontribs) 09:08, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

dynamic dns

Hi versageek, please see the notes I've added to my talk page. The link was not at all spam oriented, and is in fact one of the best resources out there for DNS Provider listing. If you'll follow the link, you'll see that the first link there goes there. We wanted to make it more clear by providing the DNS Providers list/feed directly within wikipedia as it is currently the best resource out there for finding DNS Providers. Please see these links: -> link #1 points to technopagan, which routes to:

Those were the previous best resources and have been superceded. Would kinly appreciate your reconsideration. Please approve the content edits. Wikimavin (talk) 04:27, 23 June 2011 (UTC) Wikimavin (talk) 17:15, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Help with ecological recycling move and delete

Hi Versageek...hoping you could give me a hand. I recently wrote recycling (ecological) and decided it should be called nutrient cycle - which links to biogeochemical cycles. I will put a small paragraph in biogeochemical cycles that links to nutrient cycle (currently titled as recycling (ecological). Nutrient cycle is a special kind of biogeochemical cycle as it relates to agriculture. It is also called ecological recycling, organic cycling, bio-cycling, and so on...but after reading through the history and writing the page I started to get a better grasp of the topic. Nutrient cycle is the correct title. Could you assist with the moves/deletions?Thompsma (talk) 06:02, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I've moved the page. As always, there is a chance that someone might undo the move.. then it would need to be discussed (as per WP:BRD). --Versageek 16:45, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. It is a tough one - nobody actually writes about a distinction between the terms nutrient cycle and biogeochemical cycle. However, this paper: Bormann, F. H.; Likens, G. E.. Nutrient cycling. 155. pp. 424-429. doi:10.1126/science.155.3761.424.[2] - kinda points to the distinction by defining nutrient cycling within the ecosystem and the lateral exchange of matter into the larger biogeochemical cycles. However, not everyone makes this distinction so clear. The terms are used so interchangeably in the literature it is hard to tell if there is a difference. I've gone through the history and other than the demarcation in 1926 where Vernadsky coined the term biogeochemistry - the two ideas are like an ecotone and blend into each other. I don't know when the tern nutrient cycle was first used - still trying to hunt that one down. In 1900 I can find a paper on the septic tank where they talk about the scum forming an inexhaustible supply of nutrients and later mention how bacteria cycle the particles, but nutrient cycle is not used in conjunction.(The Bacterial Purification Of Sewage. II. The Septic Tank

Source: The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2037 (Jan. 13, 1900), pp. 83-86). I also have a snippet view of this paper in 1899 that uses 'nutrient cycle' [3] - and this may be the first occurrence. It seems to me that nutrient cycling does deserve its own page - because it refers more specifically to agricultural ecosystems, such as Ecological Recycling Agriculture.[4] The ecology related pages are touched so infrequently - I doubt anyone will complain. If they do - I will address it in the talk pages. I spent a long time on ecology and was reluctant to spread out - but now I am working on the sub-articles and finding that they are in complete disarray. Very few people are working in Wikipedia in this area - which seems surprising to me.Thompsma (talk) 21:24, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

"Nonprofit organization" page

This concerns the article "Nonprofit organization." I added the post "privately owned" and "private owners" to its talk page, and I'm not sure how to proceed.

I believe that the important first paragraph in the main body of the article is in need of clarification. It is in "Nonprofit distinction," and starts "Ownership is the quantitative difference between for- and not-for-profit organizations..."

I don't know how Wikipedia works. Will someone automatically look at my post, or should I bring it to someone's attention. There did not seem to be anyone obvious except perhaps you, and you may just be concerned with removing crap.

I have an uncomfortable suspicion that the surest way to get attention is to simply edit the article to reflect what I believe the article is really saying. I find this an extremely uncomfortable option because although I am quite sure that my interpretation of the article is correct, I am aware that I could be wrong.

Can you give me some advice on what to do? Thank you for your trouble.

--13:16, 24 June 2011 (UTC)Ppllkk (talk)

P.S. I don't know why the article says "quantitative difference." I would have said "qualitative difference."

Shark Valley Everglades page

To whom it may concern:

I am hoping you can help me. I work for the Federal Government and I am stationed at Everglades National Park, Shark Valley, FL. I have been trying to correct the current page entitled "Shark Valley" it has errors and we would like to have links to our website as well as accurate information and representative pictures. I have tried to start a different page called "Everglades......Shark Valley" but it get removed. if I/we try to update the page that already exists (Shark Valley). an editor removes everything we have added. We don't necessarily need to revise his page, but we would like to have a page that is accurate and properly represents shark valley.

Ideal would be "Shark Valley-Everglades National Park."

Could you help me in this regard? you can reach me at:

I thank you in advance for your help.

BillBcolantuono (talk) 18:14, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Maher-shalal-hashbaz and CSD tags

Hi Versageek! This is just to let you know about a request from Singularity42 (talk · contribs), who created Maher-shalal-hashbaz and CSD tags, which you speedy deleted. They have asked that the content be retrieved from deletion and placed as a new section on WP:DRN. It was caused by an error in the code for the "add section button" on the noticeboard page, so they thought they were creating a dispute resolution thread, but instead they created an article. Could you do this when you have a spare moment? The discussion is at Wikipedia talk:Dispute resolution noticeboard#"Initiate a new discussion" button not working. Thanks! Mr. Stradivarius 05:30, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Axon Components Page

Could you please clarify why you felt that the page i created 2 minutes ago needed deleting? If there was something missing from the listing, you didn't give me chance to modify it.

If the reason is because it is a company, then there are many other companies listed, which i feel should also be deleted.

Pwelbourn (talk) 00:33, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia isn't a business directory, please read our guidelines for the inclusion of articles about companies. --Versageek 00:36, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

I understand that, but there are a number of small companies listed on here, should the all be removed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pwelbourn (talkcontribs) 00:42, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Probably. It's likely some were created before the guidelines were implemented - that doesn't mean they are immune to deletion, just that the deletion requests should be submitted via proposed deletion or articles for deletion rather than speedy deletion. --Versageek 00:49, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of Camron Moore...

So you have a real life? Yet you go and delete my Wiki page that was about a real person? I'm pretty sure I'm real, and just because I'm not famous doesn't mean anything. We all start somewhere. I spent a good hour on my page and you go and delete it within 10 minutes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thecamronmoore (talkcontribs) 03:54, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of TIMWE

TIMWE is the largest mobile transaction network in the emerging markets (Latin America, Middle East & Africa in Particular). It is one of the few companies in the world which works directly with the carriers in more than 30 countries, by maintaining their on-deck portals. It's bigger than their competitors like mBlox, Mauj, Tanla and so on. Moreover, it is one of the few portuguese multi-nationals in the world in the tech/telecom space. I presume a company with hundreds of millions in revenues deserves a space in Wikipedia. On top, the company is going to NASDAQ. ALso the A7 clearly says it can remain, if the claim of significance or importance given is not credible.

I would request you to re-consider the deletion.

few articles that justifies it -

Bytanco (talk) 07:50, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

The article that was deleted was a single sentence that made no assertion of notability. I suggest you create a new article at User:Bytanco/TIMWE, and take the time to develop it before moving it into the main article space. --Versageek 08:24, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

I agree with you. I'd develop in sandbox before moving it. Thanks Bytanco (talk) 20:55, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the info. Elockid (Talk) 17:07, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

weight loss

Hey , I tried to edit and put my point across in the weight loss page of Wikipedia . But you reported me for disruptive editing . I just mentioned that a product helps in weight loss because I myself have used it and have seen the benefits and want to help people . This is what I typed "One of the weight loss products manufactured from a plant called Caralluma Fimbriata , has been shown to successfully help individuals to lose weight ." How exactly is this disruptive editing ?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Striker316 (talkcontribs) 20:34, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

It is both original research and promotion of the product (even if that was not your intent). If you can provide references from reliable sources that state the scientifically proven benefits of the product, it might be acceptable to mention it in the article, but it would be best to ask on the article talk page first. --Versageek 20:45, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

deletion of the page Ahmed Nadeem Dhillon

Hello and Greetings, I just wanted to clarify that the deletion of this page was criticised by members of the dhillon clan in Pakistan. I just wanted to add that it is extremely important for the rising of the under rated dhillon clan of Pakistan.I would surely edit it more for your convenience. I would sincerely request you to please reinstate this page or atleast write me a detailed message on why not to reinstate it. Eagerly Waiting for your reply, Nadeemfazalch (Nadeemfazalch (talk) 11:56, 7 July 2011 (UTC))

The Bridge to Total Freedom

Hi Versageek,

Thanks for your recommendation. My sincere apologies for proposing an incorrect method of improving/deleting the page. I did my best to copy the outline from other pages on the AfD but I wanted to be sure I did it correctly. Would you mind taking a second look for me? I'm still a bit new to the site. For some reason the page did not come up on today's AfDs as you can see here. Not sure why.

Thanks, Scifilover386 (talk) 17:43, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I've fixed the formatting for you & transcluded the request in the list of deletion debates started today. --Versageek 17:58, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it! Scifilover386 (talk) 18:35, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Discussion regarding the behavior of your bot

Please see the discussion WP:BON#Questionable behavior of XLinkBot. Thanks. Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 09:05, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For all the great work you have done on Wikipedia, wikiHow and other wikis too. JackHerrick (talk) 15:16, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


{{trout}} I know it says its for only when said person acts foolish or something similar, but I just had a odd feeling like wanting to trout a wikipedia admin for just absolutely no reason. (I pretty much chose you at random lol) LikeLakers2 (talk) 12:19, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

lol! --Versageek 12:40, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

This edit

XLinkBot uses a blanket rollback even if it just has to remove a link. As you can see from the diff above, the bot removed quite a bit more than the facebook link. Can this be fixed?  Office of Disinformation  20:04, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Please see: this explanation of why the bot reverts all edits. --Versageek 20:08, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
That makes sense. Thank you,  Office of Disinformation  20:14, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Social network poisoning

Given your edits, would you look at Talk:Social network poisoning? Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 05:05, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

The term "Social network poisoning" is a neologism that originated on Wikipedia and the article seems like a whole lot of WP:SYN. (and the barely edited machine translation is exceptionally hard to make much sense of!) --Versageek 05:36, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Outing and COI accursations

Versageek, Night of the Big Wind (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log) was cautioned [5] for trying to out my location on ANI. But he continues to do it. [6] He also persists with COI accusations after I explicitly stated on ANI that I have no connections with any organisations. Jabbsworth (talk) 22:17, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Note his latest addition to my talk page, saying that all mention of my country must be removed from the article because of my "childish crying" over outing. [7] Jabbsworth (talk) 22:29, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Young cats.jpg

heres a kitten for you thanks for blocking that guy who vandalized mosquito he was aggravating me just vandalizing pages like that over and over anyways thanks

Leeboy100 (talk) 16:37, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

XLinkBot - Welcoming new users?

Hi Versageek, I just figured I'd sent you a note letting you know XLinkBot is welcoming new users. I do not know if that was your intent, or if it is a result of calling upon scripts (similar to what Twinkle uses) that defaults to putting a welcome message before a notice. I figure, unless it's a damn smart bot, it might not be of the most help if a new user decides to ask it a question. Best, ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 16:42, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

We try to be super-friendly to new users after we've reverted their contributions, this includes placing a welcome message along with our warning about external link addition. Beetstra, myself and a few other users do monitor XLinkBot's talk page and respond to any queries that users (new or otherwise) may post there. --Versageek 17:45, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi again. I definitely agree with the trying to be friendly part... just wasn't sure if it was by design and known (and thus monitored) - or not. Thanks for the answer! Best, Rob ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 18:12, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Checking the history

Hi, You deleted this userpage as an attack page. However, it had actually been vandalized, and I was just in the process of removing the speedy. Would you mind restoring the two edits by the user? Reaper Eternal (talk) 18:55, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I did look at the history. I would have deleted it as G11 had it not been vandalized. He's using his userpage to promote himself via a fake article. I see you've restored it, that's fine - I'll tag it as a userpage. When I'm making deletion decisions I try to be consistent in my handling of fake articles on user pages, so as not to be accused of bias about letting some stand & deleting others.


Your bot account, XLinkBot, reverted some edits on Oral history by TSVP for vandalism, but TSVP redid these edits. Since I don't know the warning templates, can you take action on this matter. Jab7842 (talk) 21:51, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

HELP? Recently Deleted page: Foodiepalooza


Please forgive my ignorance, but I am obviously new to Wikipedia. I created a page that took some effort on my part, and it has since then been removed. Can you please help explain to me how to properly set up such a page so that it will not be deleted in the future?

Thank you kindly for your assistance!


Dominic aka 'Noob'

Thanks for the Assistance, Versageek :)

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Am a fairly new user .. not sure why the bot reverted my edits

Hello .. I tried to make a change to: on the section for Aug 21, 2011 Goderich Tornado .. I have added videos before of my own tornado sightings to Wikipedia with succcess (June 22, 2008 - St Marys, Bryanston Tornado) & now wonder what the problem is. I live close to the Goderich & have viewed the many YouTube vids & am trying to include the most informative & illustrative ones into the Wikipedia page.

Here is the section containing the new edits with the 3 videos I tried to add:

  • August 21, An F3 tornado touched down in Goderich, Ontario. In the late afternoon, a supercell storm formed video and intensified over Lake Huron, spawning a waterspout which came ashore and passed directly through the heart Goderich. At its widest over downtown, the tornado was estimated to be 1.5 km across, and its path was an estimated 20 km long. It caused devastating damage to the town's port and historic downtown center, video, as well as to several blocks of residential homes. Approximately forty people were injured and one person was killed by the tornado, before it moved on, across the adjacent rural area video, Ontario's strongest since 1996.

Can you tell me why it won't accept my edits?

Thanks .. much appreciated .. Rob

Robfreeman22924 (talk) 22:10, 26 August 2011 (UTC)


Thanks Versageek. Sorry I'm this late with my comment. I will assess anew whether those changes I made are or not that relevant to the article. However, following your advice I will not re-add the link, anyway. I have found another source, more in the line of Wikipedia rules.

Zapata — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zapat7679 (talkcontribs) 00:09, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

XIV Article

As bot operator of XLinkBot:

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:20, 5 September 2011 (UTC)


You recently deleted a new page I added about the XIV disk storage system. This is my first wiki article.

I would like information on how to make this article comply. I got the information from an IBM Redbook. Is this not a good source?


Pat Griffin Pgriffin96 (talk) 17:44, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

XIV Article

I checked the incidents page, and did not see this article being discussed. I did not get the info from promotional material, I got it from an IBM Redbook (which is like user/architecture guide). Can you help me with what I need to do to improve this article? I see other similar articles about related disk storage management systems ( is an example). Pgriffin96 (talk) 17:44, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm familiar with the IBM Redbooks. They are good sources, however you copied too much text directly from the source. Feel free to recreate the page, but you need to write the prose yourself, rather than copying it directly from the source. --Versageek 18:16, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

A cookie for you!

Choco chip cookie.png Hello Versageek! I hope you enjoy this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow Wikipedian, SwisterTwister talk 06:10, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

AN discussion

Hi Versageek. this discussion may or may not be of interest. -- zzuuzz (talk) 21:33, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion

You're being mentioned at AN with respect to a speedy deletion. The user created an autobiography that you deleted and seems to be applying Vietnamese WP rules to enwiki: perhaps you could talk to them about the deletion. Acroterion (talk) 20:36, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
YEA, you need to discuss with me more about my article that you deleted, which really insulting me. It should either be in Wikipedia:Deletion review or you can undone your action with a apology.Trongphu (talk) 21:13, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Claiming to be a Wikipedian of any sort is not considered an assertion of notability on English Wikipedia. You are welcome to take the case to WP:DRV. --Versageek 01:24, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Did you read talk page on that article? (which just got deleted by another admin but i believe you can still see it you want too since you are an admin too) I have provided enough information to prove the notability of that person. Again he is not just an ordinary Wikipedian like others. He is a co-founder of Vietnamese Wikipedia. Did you even bother to read the article content before delete it? If you say a founder of wikipedia is not notable then you can as well delete Jimmy Wales article. Or you think founder of English Wikipedia is better than founder of Vietnamese Wikipedia?Trongphu (talk) 01:56, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

I did read the talk page. Jimbo Wales founded the entire Wikipedia infrastructure, there is a huge difference between that and being one of the initial editors of a particular language version of Wikipedia. --Versageek 02:04, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Initial editor? There is a huge difference between initial editor and the founder. You think you can just start out a new version language wikipedia as an editor right the way? There are a lot of development. Translated rules and developed our own rule. Someone has to build the typing keyboard (we have a different system of words) and many more steps which i don't know about details. It doesn't come from nowhere, someone has to build it! The founder of Vietnamese Wikipedia means as much to Vietnamese people as Jimmy Wales. This person plays a more significant role in Vietnamese Wikipedia than Jimmy Wales as obvious.Trongphu (talk) 02:18, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Trongphu has taken this to DRV here, FYI. Cheers. lifebaka++ 08:39, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Deleted Page

Hey dont delete the page alright, you think your cool. YOU BETTER UNDO IT OR I WILL HACK YOU!!!!!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soup crackers (talkcontribs) 22:32, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Generally, throwing around empty threats is not a great way to get people to do things for you. Muhammad Chamas does not seem to meet our inclusion guidelines by any stretch of the imagination, and is not going to be restored. If there are multiple, third-party reliable sources written about him, or if he has done something of great importance, I suggest you attempt recreating the page at User:Soup crackers/Muhammad Chamas and ask either me or Versageek to take a look at it before moving it into mainspace. Cheers. lifebaka++ 23:22, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Spirulina (dietary supplement)

Hi there! I wanted to point out an error in a reference you used for Spirulina (dietary supplement). The study you're referring to applies to AFA (especially when grown in the wild), but not Spirulina. The reference states:

Spirulina is a form of cyanobacterium, some of which are known to produce toxins such as microcystins, BMAA, and others. Currently, no standard exists to regulate the safety of spirulina.[1]

Spirulina does not apply to the description "some of which". While it is true that AFA, microcystis, and spirulina are all types of cyanobacterium, spirulina has never been shown to cohabitate with microcystis (which produce microcystins) simply because these cyanobacterium thrive in very different conditions. Here's the reason why: AFA and microcystis both grow at a similar pH (between 8-9) whereas spirulina, when ready for harvest, is thriving at a pH between 10 - 11. These are a vastly different conditions which both spirulina and microcystis grow. Even if microcystis were introduced to an open-air spirulina culture, they would die within minutes because of the extremophile environment spirulina has naturally adapted to. As a algae grower myself, this was a deciding factor for me to raise spirulina -- very few forms of life, save scenedesmus, can grow alongside spirulina. Your reference however, would be appropriate to naturally grown AFA blue-green algae. Here is supporting documentation. [Unreliable fringe source?] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:20, 27 September 2011 (UTC)


Hey Versageek, I just wanted to drop by because we're trying out a new way to accurately test how effective warning templates are, and we're potentially interested in applying the method we've been using for Huggle with an active bot. I know you run XLinkBot and it leaves thousands of messages. Interested in talking about it more sometime? Feel free to drop me a talk page note. Thanks, Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 23:00, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

User:Beetstra is probably the better person to speak with, as he designed the XLinkBot warnings (and XLinkBot in general). I believe he's on holiday at the moment, but should be back in a few weeks. -- Versageek 14:26, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Good to know, I'll talk to him. And we're not in a hurry. :) Cheers, Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 22:53, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Jukka-Pekka Mattila

Good morning sir. You have reverted my edits and the recent "undo" of additions and edits carried out by user "Tutkinnanjohtaja" (=head of the police investigation in Finnish. This user is clearly defending Finnish government and carries on systematic defamation of the character of Jukka-Pekka Mattila, a living person. The same user is adding links to newspaper articles originating from the Finnish police department and other government linked entities. The Finnish government has been already convicted of their human rights violations regarding Mr. Mattila. Now they are using Wikipedia in addition to tabloid press to continue protecting their bias view points and further tarnish the reputation of Mr. Mattila. Wikipedia is not meant for personal campaign or medium for slander. I urge you to focus your efforts to discipline the user "Tutkinnanjohtaja" who is clearly misusing Wikipedia in a serious manner. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Barrister568 (talkcontribs) 07:35, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

The Blogspot link you are trying to add is not considered a reliable source and can't be used as a reference in a biography of a living person. --Versageek 14:23, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

new video

Hi, I live in Cologne. I don't understand why you removed my new link addition on the cologne cathedral page this morning. My linked video on youtube includes a lot of interesting and fantastic photos of the cologne cathedral taken by me. I think it would be a great addition for the page. Other links with videos / photos in this section are more simple and still online ? Greatings anicursor — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anicursor (talkcontribs) 10:51, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Please read our guidelines on External Links. The article on the Cathedral had far too many links to collections of images (which I've since cleaned up). You do have some very nice images in your video - perhaps you would consider uploading some of them, or even the entire video to Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons license? --Versageek 18:28, 18 October 2011 (UTC)


I understand there is no need for regular editors to edit it, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be denied access. Just pointing that out, incase you want to unprotect it. LikeLakers2 (talk | Sign my guestbook!) 17:49, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Also, I am thinking of editing User:XLinkBot/UserWhitelist to fix the spelling error ("Ever" on line 2 -> "Every"), but I am not sure if I should, because I don't want to break the bot. Does the bot always ignore all lines beginning with a # on all of its settings pages? LikeLakers2 (talk | Sign my guestbook!) 17:53, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
I fixed the typo. # at the start of a line indicates a comment (usually intended to make the page understandable for human readers), the bot doesn't attempt to use what follows the # as a setting. I'll consider changing the protection on XLinkBot's user page to autoconfirmed. However, it is the documentation page for XLinkBot and as such, there isn't really a need for anyone other than Beetstra & I to change it. --Versageek 18:14, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
Speaking of XLinkBot's userspace, I wanted to let you know that User:XLinkBot/TrustedUsers doesn't have its page info inside the pre tags. No need to fix, but just wanted to let you know. LikeLakers2 (talk | Sign my guestbook!) 21:05, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Removal of link from Thessaloniki page


This is the second time wikipedia have deleted a link I have tried to add. I am a University researcher and I have the largest collection of old photos of the city - this collection is very important for readers of the wikipedia page and for other researchers on the history of the city, these links have all been allowed on the Greek version of the page but not on the English version? If I cant link through facebook or blogger what sites can I use to let Wikipedia users see the photos, I have already put a lot of work into this Blogger page which is now useless? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IanThess (talkcontribs) 22:43, 18 October 2011 (UTC)


Dear Versageek,

I need your help. I have been making changes to my company's Wikipedia page (probably not very well, but I am learning), but very much in keeping with your rules of being objective, fair, not selling, being impartial but factual. But for some reason they have all been taken down?

The problem is, what is currently up on the page is massively factually incorrect. What can I do to remedy this and quickly.

Your help is invaluable

Kind regards Winnie070 (talk) 19:00, 27 October 2011 (UTC)Winnie070


Thanks for rescuing my misplaced/misnamed sandbox material! Student7 (talk) 12:32, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

XLinkBot revert

The bot XLinkbot reverted a link I fixed.

The link was broken and I posted a working link to identical material, so I'm not sure what deemed it unacceptable.

Thank you and have a good evening.

MrsDiGiacomo (talk) 00:46, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Why did they remove your A$AP Rocky article? Wikipedia shownin' no A$AP love right now... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:26, 14 November 2011 (UTC)


Hey Versageek. Per your advice, I got in touch with Beetstra and he suggested we just go for a test with the bot. I just updated the settings with our new randomized template delivery system, as well as tweaks to the level 0 messages to fit our writing style. I left Beetstra an update, but just in case, if you see any weirdness or extra complaints, let me know or just revert the test. Thanks, Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 05:23, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Just a heads up that we have been continuing to tweak the configuration of the test with Beetstra, and that we also implemented a randomized test of the welcome templates, since they often are large enough to push the warnings out of immediate view (without scrolling). A good example page for what it all looks like when you get the new stuff as an IP: User talk: Let me know if you have any thoughts, or just edit the config of course. Best regards, Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 01:28, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Pregnancy#RfC: Which photo should we use in the lead?

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Pregnancy#RfC: Which photo should we use in the lead?. You participated in the previous RFC on the lead image, Talk:Pregnancy/Archive 4#Lead image RfC. Nil Einne (talk) 15:01, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi I am new to wiki and have just got a page deleted by you. Can you give me a guide of why its deleted and how I may be able to keep that page.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kidohpatan (talkcontribs) 03:05, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

help me add a credible source

{{helpme}} hello, please tell me how to add a "source" - the "antineoplaston" wiki page is filled with verifiable inaccuracies. also, I am working on a documentary on wiki - and if you'd like to go on-camera to be interviewed please let me know - I will pay you handsomely.

normkurlock at yahoo dot calm (you know what calm means)


Are you an admin?

Bloope (talk) 15:36, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Removal of text

Thank you for your input. I will rework the information to more closely comport with Wikipedia's style.

   Robyn42  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robyn42 (talkcontribs) 21:39, 1 December 2011 (UTC) 

unjustly deleted page

I feel that you unjustly nominated a page, that I created, for speedy deletion, and now it is gone. Would you please restore it If you would like my reasons, please contact me.

Bloope (talk) 22:19, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Versageek: XLinkBot malfunctioning

I replaced this dead link <> that is sitting on top of Flexibility_(anatomy) External links list and XLinkBot placed the dead link right back in!!! Wow, great job XLinkBot... What's the point of users editing content if you allow bots leave dead links on Wikipedia? I wanted to click UNDO the (BOT--Reverting link addition(s) by IAmSlashy , but decided to email you 1st. Please advise -- Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IAmSlashy (talkcontribs) 16:29, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

The bot reverted you because you added a YouTube link. While I'm sure you meant well in replacing the dead link - the bot revert was correct. The video you added was an advertisement for a product called "FlexiScore". --Versageek 22:53, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for reverting edits

Thank you for reverting edits on Kinetic_sculpture_race by anonymous editor. I have been monitoring the page for a long time and have watched with great sadness as two people try repeatedly to change/hijack the information on that page. Good catch and thank you for keeping your eyes out! Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:42, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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XLinkBot's awesome. Ankit Maity Talkcontribs 16:21, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

XLinkBot A/B test

Hey Versageek, I just wanted to let you know (I dropped Beetstra a note too) that I rolled back the edits I made to XLinkBot's configuration as part of the planned A/B test of the templates. It should be functioning normally now, and I made sure to re-add the change to the revertlist that Beetstra recently made. Maryana and I will be working on a pretty heavy round of analysis that includes XLinkBot results now, and we'll be sure to keep you and Beetstra updated with any news. Happy holidays, Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 18:44, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

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USENET group (AS3) has experienced dramatic decline in new quitters over the past few years due to the increasing inaccessibility of USENET as it has been dropped by many ISPs. The community is migrating to the web in order to address this problem. Currently AS3 is mentioned in the wiki under smoking cessation, however you removed a link to the group's new home last night. I have reversed this edit, as we feel any mention of our group requires an update to access information. AS3 is one of the oldest and most successful stop smoking communities on the internet. It is a non commercial community for support, not a location in cyberspace. I do not understand why the edit was made, but hope you will respect the evolution of this group as we continue our mission to help smokers quit, and leave the link in place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:31, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Versageek,

I am writing to query the reversion of a link I added two days ago to the Wiki "Subarachnoid Cerebral Hemorrhage - [your message to me copied here, below].

I have reviewed the rules regarding external links, and I believe my link should be considered legitimate and authoritatative for the following reasons:

(1)I myself am a 20-year survivor of a subarachnoid cerebral hemorrhage (brain anuerysm).

(2)My credibility is strong - I am a retired news reporter who writes to professional, ethical standards. In my career I was trusted to report on important public issues. My professional credentials in news journalism should qualify me as a Wiki "authority" on something that I have experienced first-hand.

(3)Personal, first-hand information on the subject of brain aneurysms is highly valued across the Internet because reader-friendly, authoritative information on this life-or-death medical event is rare and obscure. People interested in this topic are typically desperate for believable - and, yes, subjective - first-hand accounts relevant to their own life-or-death experience. "Survivor" communities ["Survivor" - the term used amongst amongst the population of persons who have experienced a brain aneurysm and have gone under the knife in surgery] on the Internet eagerly keep watch every day for new testimonials. Such information is used by readers as support in their time of confusion, pain and crisis.

(4)Formal clinical sources on the subject of brain aneurysms (, Johns etc. etc.) virtually never offer complete, eyes-wide-open prognoses or detailed true-life post-op histories of survivors of this injury - something that can only be understood by reference to real-life experiences of survivors like myself - because, put simply, medical science does not have a high success rate for this particular surgery. Brain scientists close ranks and self-censor, wrapping a self-protective cloak of silence around their science/art.

(5)"Brain Aneurysm" is a subheading falling under the larger heading of "Mental Health," an area that even to this day still is shrouded in a degree of mystery and taboo (largely because brain science is not yet an exact science - it's as much "art" as science). Survivors are at a distinct, maddening disadvantage when trying to find full information about their injury. My personal account should be offered to Wiki readers to offset this censorship. Think of my site as existing in an epistemological branch of investigation similar to that now widely accepted amongst historiographers, "oral history." You'd be doing a big favour to desperate, confused injured persons by offering the link that I added.



Dear Mimbyus,

The Wikipedia page "User talk:Mimbyus" has been changed on 17 January 2012 by XLinkBot, with the edit summary: BOT - Notifying user of reverted link additions to Cerebral aneurysm (good faith remark) - 1/0/0 - links:

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Please do not disrespect Pagan Leaders

Please Read the Article before disrespecting My People by deleting a Page about one of them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by True Pagan (talkcontribs) 09:23, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi Versageek. I was wondering about issues re your good self:

  • Communicating with IPs: I note that you do your fair share of warnings in general. However, there are many occasions where it seems you revert an edit, but don't give a reason in the wp:ES - and frequently the IP's Talk page remains empty - no welcome or hints. Mind if I ask why you don't talk to them?
  • This talk page is getting long, wouldn't you say?

Cheers, Trafford09 (talk) 12:20, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

I like to think of it is "first one if free" - If an IP just adds one inappropriate link to a single article or does simple vandalism to a single article, there isn't much point in issuing a warning - since it's unlikely the person behind the edit will see it.. and it may confuse a future editor on the same IP. If the IPs are editing regularly or make similar non-constructive edits to multiple articles I do usually issue a warning. --Versageek 15:58, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I guess that explains the (talk) to (talk) ratio on recent mainspace edits. Trafford09 (talk) 17:48, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

The external link (Commission Breakthrough spamming)

I do feel that it should be able to be added to the article mostly because of the fact that it has all the information that someone would need to find out how to help with the aging process wrinkles, dark circles, etc. What i don't understand is why it would be considered spam or advertisement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Markprieto1987 (talkcontribs) 21:49, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Please read our External Links guidelines, and our Reliable sources guidelines. --Versageek 21:55, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Some acceptable links include those that contain further research that is accurate and on-topic, information that could not be added to the article for reasons such as copyright or amount of detail, or other meaningful, relevant content that is not suitable for inclusion in an article for reasons unrelated to its accuracy. that is from the external link page itself and i feel that the link that i added has this type of information on it. Also isn't wikipedia a place where people can voice their opinions on different subjects such as this one i mean my opinion is that this website has some valid points to make and i feel like people will be able to use this information to there advantage so? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Markprieto1987 (talkcontribs) 22:06, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
You are welcome to discuss addition of the link on the talk pages of the article(s) you wish to add it to. --Versageek 22:42, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


I'm trying to update my company's page on YourSports for our pending launch and big article that's about to come out in the After editing, it got changed back. I don't know how to fix this..or what I did / went wrong. Can you offer me any information?

Much appreciated,

Chris McCoy YourSports — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chrisamccoy (talkcontribs) 01:34, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Live Online Chat

Hi, Sorry for leaving the link 18.

The article in question already had a link to which is not a moderated chat site. Live Online Chat is a fully moderated chat site and after reading some of the articles on Wikipedia about the dangers of chat rooms, I want to try and get the message across that not all chat rooms are dangerous! I have a team of over 50 admins and moderators that work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making Live Online Chat probably one of the safest chat sites on the net. We have many rules that help keep out internet predators and potentially dangerous people. I think we deserve something within Wikipedia to mention our site, what we do and why not all chat rooms are dangerous. My team work very hard. When we find a potentially bad person, such as a pedophile, they are banned and IP reported to their ISP. We do our best to keep the internet clean and safe and above all, give decent good people a place to talk online, any age, in safe moderated chat rooms, monitored 24/7.

I would write an article myself about my site, but can´t see how I could do it without it sounding self-promoting! I am also not the greatest writer, my grammar is terrible! I wouldn´t want to put my crap writing on Wikipedia!!

If you can help me with an article about Live Online Chat and the safety of our Free Chat Rooms, where I can maybe have this written, I would be greatly happy. I think people like me and my admin team, that work for free, should get a little bit of recognisation for the hard work we do in keeping chat rooms safe.

Thank you and once again, sorry for adding the link to what I thought was external references. It wont happen again, but all I ask is for some help with publicity for, pop by and see how safe it actually is to chat online in free chat rooms.

Thank you

Simon Ward (Owner but bad with grammer!!) — Preceding unsigned comment added by LiveOnlineChat (talkcontribs) 02:27, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

FYI, your username is against policy; you'll need to create a different name if you want to contribute here. Calabe1992 02:30, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I use that username for all my signups on all sites. I have read the username policy and would now like to change my name, where is the option to do this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by LiveOnlineChat (talkcontribs) 02:37, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
WP:CHU. Calabe1992 03:11, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

External link


I've seen that you keep not beeing spammed. I would like to add an external link to that section, but of course I do not want to be considered a spammy one, that is why I was asking you here before I add it.

It is regarding Odds Archive ( Please take 1 minute to surf the site and see that is quite unique with all past, present and near future sports odds for moneyline, total and spread. No advertising in the site and no affiliation system in it.

Thank you, Marcel. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Psiaii (talkcontribs) 16:08, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

I suggest you discuss it on the talk page of the article you wish to add the link to. --Versageek 00:49, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Josh Tyrangiel Sandbox Deletion

Hi-there. I was working on a Sandbox draft of the Josh Tyrangiel article and noticed that you had deleted it yesterday. I realize that I have a conflict of interest when working with Bloomberg related articles and have declared that in both my user page and within the WP:COI noticeboard here. Because of my conflict of interest I was planning to propose my edits to interested project pages to ensure that any edits were implemented properly. Is there any way you can restore my sandbox draft or do you have other suggestions? Thanks! --RivBitz (talk) 20:45, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

It looks like you accidentally created it in regular article space rather than in your user space. I restored it & moved it to User:RivBitz/Josh Tyrangiel Sandbox --Versageek 00:46, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Got it, thanks for your help.--RivBitz (talk) 15:17, 7 February 2012 (UTC) is Vandalizing Hybrid vehicle Again


Thanks for temporarily blocking IP a few days ago. Unfortunately, the multiple temporary blocks on this IP do not seem to be stopping him/her. As soon as the block is finished, he/she repeatedly vandalizes Hybrid vehicle again. It seems like a more permanent solution to this disruptive editing is in order. Thoughts? Many thanks. Ebikeguy (talk) 18:21, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

I gave him a longer break this time.. --Versageek 00:47, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

how to become an admin

How do you become an administrator?

Bloope (talk) 16:46, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

vandalism undoing

Is there a page where I can find a list of the pages that have been vandalized and the users/IP addresses that have been known to vandalize? If there is it would be helpful so that i can help undo the vandalism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bloope (talkcontribs) 18:06, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

concerning the Verka article


This is my first article posted on the English wikipedia, and I just wanted to let you know that I can't find any references about the band in English because there aren't any and I am very sorry about that. I just hope that the article stays on Wikipedia.

Best regards,

Blackest Eyes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackest Eyes (talkcontribs) 20:45, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

how can I help

My idea for the seperation was not good form I take it.. So how can I achieve this type of seperation that will be acceptable,, Two things was the endevour my attempt, To show the comparitive difference between each page when it comes to an important subject Ive studies in receiving my fitness training cert. Also I knew that this would create additional opportunity for others to grow & learn as I have.

Please lets work together if possible to make this happen, so how can I help. Reven2u — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reven2u (talkcontribs) 22:43, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Since you are new to the project, it might be best if you start your new page in your user space User:Reven2u/Decalcification <- there would be a good place. When you have finished writing the content, I can help you move it into the main article space. --Versageek 22:58, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Online weight loss plans

Thanks for fixing it. I still have no idea how that happened. -Cntras (talk) 03:07, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Why was the page deleted??

Why was the page being created deleted even before I could go beyond typing the second heading giving a bogus reason that there is not enough context — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anandadam (talkcontribs) 05:40, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

I would suggest that you start the article in your userspace eg: User:Anandadam/Adarsh Ravindra then move it into article space once it has some substance. --Versageek 16:16, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Bot problem

Hello, XLinkBot (talk · contribs) is issuing {{uw-spam4im}} warnings on pages such as User talk:Alowi33 for the addition of a single spam link. While there is no doubt that the link was inappropriate, a level one warning would have been better. I also disagree with bots issuing 4im warnings, as that could be very disheartening to new editors. Would you please fix this? Thanks! Reaper Eternal (talk) 14:16, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

The bot only does this to users (and IPs) which have placed links that are related to the software application "Commission Breakthrough". The sole purpose of the application is to spam Wikipedia. The sites it links to are pretty much content-free cookie cutter sites that offer no value at all to Wikipedia (look at the sites linked by User:Alowi33 for an example). We humans are also much harder on these accounts/IPs as the only reason they are editing Wikipedia at all is to place their spam links. --Versageek 16:02, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Ah, that makes more sense then. I thought it was just run-of-the-mill personal site spamming. Reaper Eternal (talk) 13:05, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Would You like to Help?

Hi, I am starting Wikipedia:WikiProject Ravidassia. I would like to get help from people who are interested. You may sign up for the project on the [[8]]. McKinseies (talk) 15:22, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview

Dear Versageek,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and

Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's

Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we

teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community,

and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what

you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community


_New_class_at_MSU|HERE]], where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my

students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training,

motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one

of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of

communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)

  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will

never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.

  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an

interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.

  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics

review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have

been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak

with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I

will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your

name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be

more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 22:01, 15 February 2012 (UTC)


Please see the talk page of Zedo. I think you are mistaken in reverting me, and I'm a bit shocked that you re-inserted libelous and unsourced material without comment.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 13:13, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Ugh.. sorry about that - I should really finish waking up before editing :( --Versageek 13:42, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh wow, I'm sorry if I sounded testy or defensive. All is well, thanks!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 13:48, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
Hope I didn't either. So it did seem unusual for a reason... ;) Calabe1992 13:50, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Assignment page

{{WAP assignment }} I was told that this would allow my page to be able to stay. How do I keep my user page from being deleted? This site has more rules than the constitution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by User:JRoberts202 (talkcontribs)

I see you found where it belongs User:JRoberts202/JRoberts202 (Jason), It won't get deleted from there. --Versageek 01:09, 17 March 2012 (UTC)


I added an external link ( to the above article which was removed. I think you have made a mistake and would like you to reinstate the link, please. Petruspotgieter (talk) 09:40, 18 March 2012 (UTC)petruspotgieter

(talk page stalker)Nah, I think the bot did a perfectly good job there. You may want to have read through the policies and guidelines linked. Thanks. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:21, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I've perused the policies and guidelines and I'm still of the opinion that this link is justifiable whilst both your and Versageek's unjustified views manifest an inability to apply the p&g with the necessary flexibility. It is insufficient just to state: "read the p&g" As soon as an automatic decision is being queried, the person(s) making the decision has to justify it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Petruspotgieter (talkcontribs) 11:43, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

It is justified: "Wikipedia articles may include links to web pages outside Wikipedia (external links), but they should not normally be used in the body of an article." - in the body we do internal linking, not external linking. It may be a good external link in the external links section, but I do think that also there it fails 'Links normally to be avoided'. I hope this explains. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:45, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Question about XLinkBot

Hello Versageek and "tps" Beetstra. Earlier today XLinkBot removed and EL from the article for the film Freaks. Here is a link to its editing history page for your convenience [9]. Earlier a different IP from Toronto also tried to add it to that article and a few others. Then this SPA AntaeustheMighty (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) showed up and tried to sneak it in as a reference. It seems to me that it is, at least, an editor with a COI trying to use wikipedia to lead readers to its website - if I am wrong please feel free to let me know that. I have two questions. First, would XLinkBot have caught the attempt to add it as a reference if I hadn't seen it first? Next, what would be the most appropriate message board for me to report this to if the person persists in trying to add it? Thanks ahead of time for your response. MarnetteD | Talk 20:01, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Why'd u delete macbarbie07

i think she is awesome, wh'd u delete — Preceding unsigned comment added by PartyRockerGirl (talkcontribs) 02:02, 29 March 2012 (UTC)


Hello. How do I create a page that I am working on without it being deleted?

Michael — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msbalensiefer (talkcontribs) 16:38, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

User:Msbalensiefer/GIFAR would probably be the best place to work on it. --Versageek 17:03, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Abuse Filter on the Article Feedback Tool

Hey there :). You're being contacted because you're an edit filter manager, At the moment, we're developing Version 5 of the Article Feedback Tool, which you may or may not have heard about. If you haven't; for the first time, this will involve a free-text box where readers can submit comments :). Obviously, there's going to be junk, and we want to minimise that junk. To do so, we're working the Abuse Filter into the tool.

For this to work, we need people to write and maintain filters. I'd be very grateful if you could take a look at the discussion here and the attached docs, and comment and contribute! Thanks :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 18:36, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

If you're busy, do just say the word :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 10:12, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Sorry. I'm a bit scattered these days and don't have a lot of uninterrupted time to digest & make sense of a project with this scope. I'm hoping some of our more adept abuse filter gurus have time to jump in & assist. --Versageek 14:13, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
That's okay! Can you point to anyone specific you think is great in this area? Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 14:43, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of 'Disappearance of Lee Cutler'

How is this valid, ongoing and notable criterion not valid? For example, see Disappearance of Maura Murray — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:23, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Her disappearance was featured on two different national television shows & influenced the creation of a "cold case" squad in New Hampshire.. His disappearance was mentioned in the local newspaper. --Versageek 05:03, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Very well, although both cases were broadcast as part of a television series by the name "Disappeared". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:42, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Your Panorama of Afton Mountain

I found your beautiful five-photo panorama of Afton Mountain at Wikimedia Commons and would like permission to use it in a family history I'm working on for a friend. His grandparents grew up and were married there, and he has fond memories of visits to Afton Mountain. If it's okay to use, how would you like attribution to be worded? Thanks much. Loretta — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:56, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad you like my image :) - you may use it. You can either attribute with the text "Versageek at Wikimedia Commons" or this URL to the image:
<a href="">Versageek</a>

--Versageek 18:25, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of Lee Cutler story on 4/12/1

Wondering why you deleted the "Disappearence of Lee Cutler" wiki on 4/12/12? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:00, 21 April 2012 (UTC)


May I asked you why was it reverted? It was connected to the topic. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hequiroga (talkcontribs) 02:14, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

The text you added restated existing content & the reference you provided was not a reliable source, nor did it support the text. Instead the site appears to solicit clients for a law firm. We don't allow these sort of links. --Versageek 03:11, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Help w/ XLinkBot

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at XLinkBot's talk page. (talk) 02:34, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Little White Liar

Hey you annoying git. Why did you delete my article. I was not yet finished editing it and you reported it under section 7A 'speedy deletion' I want to know why you felt it necessary to delete such an article so fast? Reply ASAP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JacksonStone857 (talkcontribs) 10:35, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

By definition, an "upcoming web-series" created by someone who does not yet have their own Wikipedia article, is not yet notable. If you wish to develop the article in your user space until such time as it becomes notable, I suggest starting the page here. Please know that if the page reads as overly promotional, it may be deleted anyway. --Versageek 14:08, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


Why is it not ok to write about yourself or other person in Wekipedia? Can you at least give me permition?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Talatnasreddinov (talkcontribs) 02:22, 2 May 2012 (UTC) 

Yellow Pages

Hello, and thank you for removing the linkspam from Yellow Pages. Would you mind taking a quick look at Wikiyp's contributions? I am reluctant to simply remove a new editor's entire work but it does seem to be verging on a SPA advertising online directories and I would welcome a third opinion. Thanks, Certes (talk) 17:27, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Bot link removals --Gwern (contribs) 21:00 6 May 2012 (GMT)

.onion links are on xlinkbot's revert list, however that edit wasn't made by the bot. --Versageek 01:16, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Phage display

You have removed both a historical letter from Bruce Merrifield, Nobel Laureate from the Phage Display site, plus the documentation of the legal cases involved in the invention of phage display. Are you in the pay of the pharmaceutical companies? They are the only ones who have tried to suppress Professor Pieczenik's inventorship and desire to have his work available for the public good. You have made access to biologics which can cure various cancers prohibatively expensive by allowing pharma to pursue their financial agenda. Professor Pieczenik created what is the biological equivalent of Wikipedia, he freely gave away the idea of monoclonal antibodies and also combinatorial libraries as well as the derivative phage-display technology. The patent priority is to block pharma from exploiting an idea they did not create for their own private commercial agenda. You have contributed to this theft, in your ignorance. More in sorrow than in anger. Professor Pieczenik is the only person in scientific history to publish with three independent Nobel Laureates ie Crick, Brenner and Klug and to have worked with Sanger and Merrifield among others. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GPieczenik (talkcontribs) 23:42, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Hey,could you participate/moderate/keep an eye on the phage display stuff? see Talk:Phage_display#Pieczenik_patent_litigation_2 for my feedback to the editor in question. Tell me if i am WP:BITEing. ThanksStaticd (talk) 07:25, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

You aren't [[WP:BITE]ing. I was waiting for someone who is familiar with the field to come along & determine if the dispute over who invented the technology had enough merit to be mentioned in the article. That is really the only thing that kept me from doing a wholesale revert based on WP:OR and WP:COI. Wikipedia isn't the place to assert legal claims in an intellectual property dispute. --Versageek 21:42, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

FAR notice

I have nominated Search engine optimization for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Dana boomer (talk) 18:27, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks for your contributions. SwisterTwister talk 20:41, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation

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Thank you for your recent submission to Articles for Creation. Your article submission has been reviewed. Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. Please view your submission to see the comments left by the reviewer. You are welcome to edit the submission to address the issues raised, and resubmit once you feel they have been resolved.

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Hello! Versageek, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering or curious about why your article submission was declined please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. Any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there!

I wasn't dont with my article but you deleted it

I have been working very hard on an article, but it keeps being deleted I am not done citing everything Right now, it is just a place to put thing! Please don't delete it, I am not finished! Safiasouthey (talk) 21:24, 24 May 2012 (UTC) user/safiasouthey

You can't just copy/paste the text from the source website into your new article.. it is considered a copyright violation.. that is why it is being deleted. --Versageek 22:00, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

J.M. Benjamin

I'm sorry but I'm new to this. I submitted that article about Author J.M. Benjamin because I felt him to be relevant to his profession and his community. This is my second time submitting it and each time it has been deleted I'm not sure what I am doing wrong. Before I created the article this I took at a moment to review other authors that are listed here and basically did as someone did for them. The funny thing is that he is listed in articles through out Wikipedia however each someone creats an article in reference to him it gets deleted. HELP! — Preceding unsigned comment added by StaceyMcNeill (talkcontribs) 14:38, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

I set up a 'sandbox' for you here. The article needs some work, but after checking the references you provided & Google, I think this author does meet our notability requirements. When you think the page is ready to be moved into regular article space, let me know and I'll review it. --Versageek 15:29, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

ok why did u delete laura tate's page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yettobefamous (talkcontribs) 22:17, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Hair loss

Since you deleted Patents against hair loss, you might want to take a look at Greek discoveries, a similar article by the same author — main purpose being to promote an anti-hair-loss thing. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 22:33, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Xlinkbot / user talk warning / spam blacklist

Hiya. :) Totally minor suggestion: when the bot adds warnings to user talk pages, it might be a good idea to remove the actual link from the warning (or find some way of obfuscating it? dunno). Otherwise, if a link actually gets spamblacklisted, then someone vandalizes the talk page, or if a bot comes along to archive the talk page, it might get blocked from doing so by the spamblacklist. Admittedly, admins should make it a point to deactivate links they blacklist when possible, but in instances where it gets added to the global/meta blacklist, we obviously can't necessarily count on that happening.

Annnyway, it's not a major thing in the slightest—just food for thought. :P Otherwise, keep up the great work. =)

--slakrtalk / 22:10, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Dumb bot

There is a bot around, which true to its capabilities is named DumbBot. I edited the Flixborough disaster page, and changed a dead link into a valid link. Your bot reverted this edit, I undid your bot's actions [10]. The bot's reasoning, if any, is murky, after all it's the same domain, just a different pointer within that domain, and the old pointer returns error 404. Even a dumb bot should be able to identify this situation. These automated edits, with no human oversight, is aproblem AccidentRecorder (talk) 07:58, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

The Institution of Chemical Engineers seems reputable enough. Could you please consider removing \bicheme\.org\b from User:XLinkBot/RevertList? Certes (talk) 19:55, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania 2012

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania - You are invited!
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Are you a woman attending Wikimania 2012? If so, join us on Saturday, July 14, for the annual WikiWomen's Luncheon (fka WikiChix Lunch) This event is for any women attending Wikimania. Pick up your lunch, compliments of Wikimania, and join us at 1:30pm in the Grand Ballroom for a lively facilitated discussion hosted by Sue Gardner. We look forward to seeing you there. Please sign up here.
Sarah (talk) 15:11, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

XLinkBot has deleted a massive section of an article for no apparent reason.

I would like report that XLinkBot has deleted over a thousand words of the Beyonders: A World Without Heroes article, when the only thing wrong with it was an external link to an open wiki. I understand that when an unacceptable external link is added, XLinkBot deletes all the other edits made within that same editing session. However, the unacceptable link was the only thing added during the session in which it was created. Furthermore, even if additional content were added to the article during that session, the content XLinkBot deleted from sessions before wouldn't be effected. No harm done, as I subsequently reverted everything it did (except for the link correction). However, this is an article that I have put a lot of time and effort into. I would appreciate it if you prevented this bot from doing the same to other pages. This isn't an isolated event either, as others have reported similar behavior from this bot on other pages. I suspect that this bot has several bugs. Please reply.

Thank you, Forty Seven Nine — Preceding unsigned comment added by Forty Seven Nine (talkcontribs) 05:37, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Rmysterio (talk · contribs)

Hi, Versageek. I see you have deleted R Mysterio. I think the article creator and another contributor should be blocked for sockpuppetry. I'm coming here so that I do not interfere with any admin action(s) that you are planning. Let me know if you need me to stay out of your way. Regards Tiderolls 23:51, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Hadn't been planning any, but after looking more closely, I concur & have indeffed two CU confirmed socks & given the sockmaster a wiki-vacation. Given his previous behavior, I have my doubts that he'll be a non-disruptive editor when the block expires but we should give him a chance. --Versageek 00:09, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
Providing chances works for me. Thanks for your quick response. Tiderolls 00:16, 13 July 2012 (UTC) I didn't see that you were a checkuser; my post was based on duckish points alone.


I am writing regarding the page I was trying to create earlier, called Trucking magazines Canada. I really appreciate your input about writing about one magazine rather than talking about all trucking magazines. If I write about only one magazine, or a publisher of multiple magazines, how do I ensure that my article will meet the wikipedia criteria? (I don't want to have a promotional article). I looked at Time magazine's wikipedia page and... Today's Trucking, the magazine I have gather the most information on, is not as old as Time (it's 25 in August).

If I have a page with today's trucking magazine's brief history (founders etc), circulation numbers, editors... is that enough, or what other information do you think wikipedia readers and users would like to know?


Teona — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teonabaetu997497551 (talkcontribs) 20:42, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Take a look at WikiProject Magazines for some guidelines, and maybe look to Category:Canadian_trade_magazines for examples of similar magazines. --Versageek 01:34, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Twitter and Facebook Removal

Hi I wanted to know why does the XLinkBot keep deleting the Twitter and Facebook link that I add for Ess Vee?

Twitter and Facebook Removal

Hi I wanted to know why does the XLinkBot keep deleting the Twitter and Facebook link that I add for Ess Vee?

Theassocmg (talk) 04:18, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Adventure Massage Therapy

Hi there,

"Adventure Massage Therapy" needs to be entered as a subcategory/ separate modality of Massage. (Some of the modalities under Massage should also be re-entered under Massage Therapy, to be politically correct, but that is another topic).

You can look me up as a licensed member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) on their website, or at for more validation on this topic. I am still working on my website, and thought it would be crude to post that as a direct link/source.

I understand not wanting to put my name in there, but the truth is that Adventure Massage Therapy is a very real, legitimate form of Bodywork, and it needs to be entered in the dictionary. Either it could be a form of "Mobile Massage" (btw, that definition is soo outdated), or its own thing. It should be both, to be correct.

I would like to come up with another, more "ambiguous" definition for this, but do not want to cause any controversy. If you like, you can proof-read it for me.

I have no doubt that waaay back in history, somewhere, there could have been massage therapists out there that carried their massage tables 3,000 feet vertically or skied one over a mountain pass. However, I have not heard of any. Suffice it to say, whether it is appropriate or not to mention who is or has pioneered this method, I did and I have. "Famous" people who could vouch for me include: Dean Potter, Dean Fidelman, Ivo Ninov, Cedar Wright, Sean Leary, the list goes on. Would you like email addresses?

And for the record, I also "invented" or "pioneered" the lettuce bikini. I created it with a fashion-designer and wore it while snowboarding down a hill in front of thousands of people. It was aired on MTV for months and then they teamed up with P.E.T.A. and stole my idea for an ad-campaign. The Bikini Section featuring Pamela Anderson w/ PETA should also include a picture from Copper Mountain's Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest, 2006. My "kale" bikini made headlines across Colorado, was broadcasted on three television channels in the U.S. and Canada, and shut down the Eenie Weenie bikini contest for good. I am attaching a picture of me wearing it, from Freeskier Magazine's website. This will be entered because it is regarding the history of the bikini.

Thank You Very Much,

Honora Margaux Bowen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spootnik the sadalite (talkcontribs) 11:33, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

This editor's misuse of Wikipedia needs to be watched. They have also made self-promotional edits at History of the bikini. -- Brangifer (talk) 17:50, 26 July 2012 (UTC)


Why was the page I created deleted? That sucks! I was still working on it.--Shaunb13 (talk) 05:54, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Lauren Spierer

Hello! Can you userfy the previous Lauren Spierer article into my userspace? I have no idea what shape the article was in, I was just surprised to find that there wasn't an article about her disappearance. I would like to take a look and see if I can build some decent content around it. Thanks for looking. --Tgeairn (talk) 03:31, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Done User:Tgeairn/Lauren Spierer - the page was deleted a few times, the top version is definitely not the best one. --Versageek 03:56, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Ha! I see. If there's a better one, that would be great... Otherwise, I'll see what I can come up with. I'm a pretty hard "this is an encyclopedia" editor, so unless I can come up with something that meets BIO1E at the least then it's a dark hole... Thanks again, Tgeairn (talk) 04:04, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

CU question

Hi. When you do the CU on TurtleMelody and SmashTheState, did you look for possible other socks, or just compare the two? I ask because of this statement that TurtleMelody just posted on his talk page: "I have more sockpuppets than Mister Rogers." Considering this, it might be a good idea to look around a bit for possible socks. Thanks. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:34, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

I checked his /16, nothing jumped out at me. I suspect he was being facetious. Given the behavior pattern; if he returns with a sock, we'll all hear the quacking. --Versageek 22:17, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, being boastful was certainly a possibility, but I'm glad you had it covered. Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:17, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

About delection

Hi. I created an article about Dgamesky. Then I was informed that it was delected because of advertising or promotion and copyright infringement. Our company is and I want to create an article to introduce it. So now my questions are: Is it possible to create such an article on Wikipedia? What should I do to avoid my article being delected? How can I prove that i am not infringing any copyright? How should i introduse Dgamesky so that it will not be regarded as promotion? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joewkpd (talkcontribs) 05:12, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

You need to provide thrid-party reliable sources that indicate why the website/company meets the requirements listed under WP:WEB or WP:CORP (our notability requirements for web content /corporations). --Versageek 14:49, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of NewScientist Jobs

As you will have noticed it was a stub. Although it's clearly important and necessary to add content to a page like this, I would argue that the category Employment websites is an important resource within wikipedia too. Without the existence of the deleted page the category page lacks mention of a significant resource for job seekers and employers. I had no idea that this article existed before.

--SewerCat (talk) 14:21, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

The jobs board on this site really doesn't meet our notability requirements for websites. A mention of it's existence on the New Scientist page is probably the best option. --Versageek 14:46, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

With respect, the New Scientist Jobs site is not the only one that is at issue here, and I would like to find a solution that might apply to other sites that might not fit the criterion. Although I understand that wikipedia is a reference work, and not a directory, a shortcoming of the remedy you offer is that, although a visitor can expect to find nearly exhaustive listings of software items in various categories, for instance, she cannot at this point have the same expectation when it comes to job sites. Surely a source of jobs is as important as some obscure piece of software?

--SewerCat (talk) 18:28, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Pheres / Fashion

Hi Versageek,

I see that the proposed article was not accepted and would like to know why, when other firms have been introduced in Wikipedia in the same format. See Brioni, Armani etc. Please advise how to resolve this. Thank you.

Marc — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pheres (talkcontribs) 05:16, 6 September 2012 (UTC)


I noticed that you reverted several edits by User:Mmck0957 already.

I cannot speak definitively as to the edits you reverted but the edit to International child abduction was glaringly and patently false and I'm quite sure the mistake was not made in good faith.

This user is clearly trying to build credibility for themselves or the person whose name they are maliciously and fraudulently inserting into articles.

Band Sonic porno facebook link removal

about the band Sonic Porno xlinkbot reverts the new facebook page of the band to the old facebook page. Is the intention to remove all facebook profile references ? as in is a facebook profile considered spam ? If its from that particular band ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by AsmileXD (talkcontribs) 04:37, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
00:49, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

An article you deleted

I believe you are the admin who deleted Lil Mixed. I wanted to let you know that there is a new article, Amaru Cloud, which may be very similar or identical (I don't know as I can't see deleted pages). I figured I would let you know, since you deleted the other article. AutomaticStrikeout 04:21, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Amazing number of completely different careers this fellow has for a teenager. However, none of them reach the threshold of notable yet.. maybe some day. --Versageek 04:29, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Link War

You have reverted a valid link to a political party at

In your statement to IP you mentioned that there should be a discussion on the talk page. The American Patriot Party has presented a statement with no response, only removal of the link by those wishing to remove any record of a valid political party in existence since 2003.

Please protect the link http://, and the ability to establish a wiki page as earlier placed for the American Patriot Party (United States); instead of adding to the corruption by reverting or "bot deleting" it.

See User Page talk for for more history on this issue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:53, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

bot revert

Today I received notification that a link I added to a page on Bach's Kunst der Fuge will be removed. It is a link to my own completion of the work which I uploaded to my YouTube channel. It has no commercial intentions. What I do not understand is how I can be accused of copyright infringement of something I myself created.

locked item

why is the article Innocence of Muslims blocked i mean its not editable — Preceding unsigned comment added by VLADMIR KSCHENKOV (talkcontribs) 07:30, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

It is semi-protected due to edit warring. The link you added to other articles would likely be removed if you added it to Innocence of Muslims, as it does not meet our external links guidelines. Most blogs do not meet those guidelines. --Versageek 21:16, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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good job! namitha............ 08:03, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

ANI notice re: Internet television

Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Editor claims to want to make me "famous" by making a movie about my actions which they dispute. Thank you. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 18:13, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

URL shortening

Can you take a look at the repeated attempts to add a link on the URL shortening article as the article may need to be protected? The link has been removed a number of times by different editors but it keeps being reinserted. Jmccormac (talk) 22:10, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

I've made a request at meta to have the domain blacklisted as a URL shortening service, this is standard practice for such services. --Versageek 23:03, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. It looked like it was getting to be a bit of an edit war. Jmccormac (talk) 23:40, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of a page I created relating to David Hurowitz : mobile technology inventor

I was just wondering why you deleted my article relating to this inventor? I understand it was an article about a real person, but I thought this particular person was of notable interest to the technology, specifically advancements in mobile technology and patents, community. I would have included more information relating to why he was prominent, but I wanted to avoid language that sounded promotional or biased. I was researching mobile technology patents and came across multiple technologies invented by Hurowitz that are relevant to the industry. Since he created many, instead of just one, technologies and had them patented I thought he was definitely worthy of inclusion. I am a technology nerd and I realize that the general community may not be as interested in these topics as I am. However I feel that there are enough people researching these topics to warrant inclusion in wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LMiller55 (talkcontribs) 20:13, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Holding patents isn't enough to meet our notability requirements for people. At a minimum, there needs to be independent third party coverage of the person and their accomplishments. --Versageek 20:37, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Trying to add external link

Hi, sorry to bother you, but I was trying to add an external link to a website that has information about transistors on the electronic components page, but it keeps getting rejected. What am I not doing right? Any feedback will be greatly appreciate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 8v26901 (talkcontribs) 21:11, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Please take some time to read our external links guidelines. Generally we prefer to have content added to our articles, rather than linking to outside pages. --Versageek 23:07, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Season's Greetings!

Happy children want you to be happy as well!

Happy children join me in extending the best possible Season's Greetings to you and your loved ones at this time of year, and if you don't celebrate the usual holidays (Diwali, Xmas, Hanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa, etc....), then we will still wish you a Happy Festivus. All the best: HarryZilber (talk) 19:46, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Unicode handling for XLinkBot?

Hello Versageek, I noticed that XLinkBot seems to bork on pages with non-ASCII characters (or something) when posting to user talk pages (example: [11]). I'm not sure what this can be attributed to, but just thought I'd give you a heads up. Thanks! Joe SchmedleyT* 00:56, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of Template:85th Academy Awards/doc and 85th Academy Awards/doc

Hi, I tagged Template:85th Academy Awards/doc and 85th Academy Awards/doc for speedy deletion. I hope I'm not side-stepping through the deletion process, but I'm wondering if you can delete the articles right away? Thanks. — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 16:42, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Looks like it was mostly taken care of already, I cleaned up a stray page. --Versageek 17:51, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Deleting pages unnessesserily

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Congratulations, you've deleted pages unnessesserily. Eebsemaj (talk) 17:36, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Actually, it was necessary to delete that page as it was located in the main article space, not in your userspace. I see you have since recreated it in your user space, where it should be. --Versageek 18:48, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Sniffy (rat)

I found him in an article after I had created the page. That is why I put the speedy tag on it. Sniffy dab page links to the artist now.--Canoe1967 (talk) 00:46, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Self AfD

Hello. I am fairly new to Wikipedia editing. I have used it as a "regular user" for quite some time though.

Hypothetically, if you nominate your own article for AfD, after you realize it may not be notable enough or cannot find any significant reliable sources, are you required to tell yourself (on your own Talk page) that your article has been nominated for deletion? Because it seems a little silly to tell somebody about an AfD if you are the person nominating your own article for AfD.

Thanks. --Carrot Lord (talk) 02:28, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

If you are the only author and want it deleted, you can use CSD:G7. If you prefer to use AfD, it isn't necessary to notify yourself. Some of the scripted tools like WP:TWINKLE do the notifications automatically. --Versageek 14:27, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for the information. --Carrot Lord (talk) 19:27, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi has information from Ministry of Tourism gathered information from 1947. Please add only if you feel revelant ..i know many like to spam this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ebinv2 (talkcontribs) 06:58, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Jose Mas

Hi Versageek;

Is the page Jose Mas under editing review, or was it deleted altogether?


UofMBookworm — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:18, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

It was moved here: Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Jose_Mas --Versageek 01:40, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Yehiel Bar

I don't understand how the Yehiel Bar stub I started could possibly be an A7 case. This person had just got into the Knesset (the Israeli parliment), which means that he qualifies under the criterion of "members or former members of a national, state or provincial legislature" (WP:BIO#Politicians #1). Although the results aren't completely final yet, he ran in the list of the Labor Party as #6, and the party currently is getting 15 people. Although it may still drop by 1, there is no way it will drop by 10, which would be necessary fopr this person not to get in. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 05:38, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the article consisted of only an infobox, which didn't convey (to me - someone unfamiliar with Israeli politics) that he met any criteria. I restored the page & moved it to your userspace - please add some narrative. --Versageek 05:46, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
If you would have followed the links on the page (including a link to Israeli legislative election, 2013), you would have seen that my infobox was a claim to the criterion I mentioned above. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 05:59, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
And you should probably never A7-delete an article with an interwiki link without first asking a user who speaks the other language, as some times the other language can clearly show the notability. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 06:07, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Points taken - I'll keep them in mind in the future. --Versageek 17:30, 24 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I'm something of a wiki spaz in that I use it to find stuff. Very useful indeed. However, I have created an online business and thought i would create a page on wiki (as most businesses tend to do). I appear to have fallen foul of the rules though and apparently you pulled my (admittedly p*ss poor) attempt at creating a wiki page.

I'm happy to follow the rules, of course. But how do I go about creating a page about me and my online business which DOESN'T fall foul of the rules.

Any help, gratefully received. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SkillsnetworkNI (talkcontribs) 19:50, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Please read WP:CORP. If your company meets our notability requirements, you shouldn't have any issues creating an article for it. --Versageek 19:55, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Proposed Move of Price Comparison Service

Versageek, I just proposed that we move price comparison service to comparison shopping engine. I noticed you've been involved with the page before, so you may want to join the discussion. Take care! —Neil 07:55, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Good Job Reverting Vandalism! Bobherry talk 01:18, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

content farms and XLinkBot

Wikipedia is such a big place . . . which is my lame excuse for my lack of familiarity with XLinkBot. The latter has been amicably and I think knowledgably put forward as a far better way of dealing with the (perhaps well intended, though still deleterious) addition of links to "sources" (dubious material, thrown together in a rush by un(der)paid hacks) in "content farms" than the method I proposed. Maybe in part because my own proposal keeps changing, as people present new ideas. Anyway, there's a (splendidly civil) discussion here; may I invite you to take a look and perhaps toss in a comment of your own? -- Hoary (talk) 01:53, 11 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi! I've assigned you an OTRS ticket - can you take a look at it? Thanks! --Rschen7754 10:26, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Cyber Bullying on Dutch Wikipedia web site

Versageek, I would like to know why you removed that comment from the Cyber Bullying page as people should be aware of what goes on there and the consequences this might have? If somebody commits suicide there it will be on your head as you have removed the warning! (talk) 11:35, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't know enough about your experience on the Dutch Wikipedia to comment on the situation, but I can say with 100% certainty that the place to register a complaint about it is NOT in an article on the English Wikipedia. --Versageek 16:16, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Gong Nui

Hi! Your bot removed a few links from Gong Nui to Wikia and to Baidu Baike.[12] I don't know why the links were removed, but I'm not convinced that the sources are reliable, so I don't oppose the removal. However, there appears to be a character encoding bug when quoting the URL to Wikia in the edit summary. Could you look into this? --Stefan2 (talk) 16:55, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Amiram Goldblum

There are growing concerns that Amiram Goldblum is himself editing the article about him. He has two accounts: User:Rastiniak and User:רסטיניאק. Take a look at the this sockpuppet investigation. Also, read the following discussion. רסטיניאק has removed the POV tag from the article twice so far: 1 and 2. While I don't find this subject particularly interesting, I'm alarmed by the fact that Goldblum is fighting tooth and nail to get users who question the neutrality of his article to get blocked. I request you to help us determine whether the two accounts indeed belong to Goldblum. Nataev (talk) 11:33, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Please note that Nataev (talk · contribs) is posting this item on the talk pages of > a dozen admins. It might be instructive to investigate more deeply via his contribs as to why he is doing this -- I suggest that it has to do with his right-wing (Israeli) sympathies and his desire to smear Goldblum for being a leftist (on which [13]). Nomoskedasticity (talk) 11:40, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Here we go again. This is the first time I have asked for help from a user who has access to CheckUser. Now Nomoskedasticity himself is calling me names. I don't know much about left-right politics. I have no interest about subjects related to Israel either. My sole problem is that Amiram Goldblum has written the entire article about himself. If doing so is acceptable on Wikipedia, then I have no problems with it. Nataev (talk) 11:46, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

External link in "Sperm_donation‎" was removed


I added a sperm donor index website link to "Sperm_donation‎" article as it's related and relevant to the subject. I was wondering why did you revert this update (talk) 15:22, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a collection of links nor a web directory. --Versageek 16:56, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Emma Blackery

Hello. I understand you deleted my article about Emma Blackery, I have read why and understand it a little. So I will just have to improve my article and re-publish it when I have fully completed it, my apologies.

However, since I can't access the editing history of the article now, is it possible that you can send me the written information that I wrote so I can improve for your future? I would deeply appreciate it. --Moonschool (talk) 07:34, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

I have emailed the content to you. Please review our general notability guidelines before re-posting. --Versageek 13:37, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Petroleum Warfare Department

I thought that you might like to know that I have moved my Petroleum Warfare Department article to the main space. It has, as you have noticed, been in my user space for some time. The article is now nominated for DYK. Gaius Cornelius (talk) 14:47, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Unexplained checkuser block

You have blocked MB MrTV (talk · contribs) and TheXMedia (talk · contribs) and possibly others. I have an OTRS ticket in front of me claiming that they (as well as "TV emory", unregistered) are unrelated. Are they related? Reply by email if required. Thanks. ~Amatulić (talk) 22:49, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Check your email. On-wiki details here.--Versageek 23:32, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

xlinkbot does not assume good faith

Hey, my understanding is:

1) wiki editors should assume good faith 2) wiki in general is losing editors and newcomers find it frustrating to edit because their work is so quickly reverted.

Enter xlinkbot which

1) Assumes bad faith 2) Reverts edits 3) Points the user to a dense thicket of wiki policies to explain away what it has done


This isn't some sort of anti-wiki-poebot? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:37, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

XLinkBot down (I think?)

Hey Versageek :). XLinkBot appears to be down - or at least, hasn't made any edits in 2 days. Any idea what's happening? Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:48, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

What's Wrong What My Curtis Paradis Page?

Why Do You Think Curtis Paradis Is Not Important? He Has Almost 200K Subscribers On YouTube And Has Won A Shorty Award. Please Tell Me Why You Deleted My Curtis Paradis Page, I Need To Know. Thank You, TylerJamesMackey (talk) 19:48, 22 June 2013 (UTC)TylerJamesMackey

File:Utility pole transformers.jpg

The image description reads: The primaries of the transformers are connected in a "Y" configuration, with one side of each winding connected to the primary phase wires (top) through fused cutouts and the other sides connected together and grounded. Shouldn't it read: ... delta configuration with the two sides of each winding connected to two of the three primary phase wires ? As you can see in the image, each primary phase is connected to two of the three transformers. -- Juergen (talk)

You clearly know more about the configuration than I do, I just took the picture. Feel free to correct the description on the image page. --Versageek 19:15, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Better Bladder

I am new with the Better Bladder Center here in Winter Haven. I was trying to work my way around Wikipedia, I was deleted already and was just trying to find my way around. Could you please let me know why I was deleted. I am trying to form an informational page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BetterBladders (talkcontribs)

Please read our notability guidelines for businesses. If you do wish to continue to edit, you should probably abandon this username and create one which isn't the name of your company. --Versageek 19:15, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:16, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Drogaria São Paulo‎

Hi Versageek, besides G5, one of the reasons I nominated it is that perhaps of the other edits have been socks of the creating sock. If an article is significantly developed by non-socks, I don't nominate them.--I am One of Many (talk) 22:03, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Your opinion is needed in this discussion on Talk:Zeitgeist: The Movie

Hi. Two editors are advocating for the exclusion of any mention in the Zeitgeist: The Movie article that Peter Joseph, the creator of that film has stated publicly that words attributed to him in a story cited as a source in the article misquoted him, and that he has not distanced himself from the ideas expressed in that film, as that cited source indicates. I have responded to their arguments, but neither of them has responded directly to my counterarguments, but simply repeat the same statements of theirs over and over. Myself and one other editor disagree with them, so two editors are for the material's inclusion, and two are for its exclusion, with no sign of consensus in sight. Can you please offer your viewpoint in the discussion so that we can achieve consensus? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:18, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you!

Erdbeerteller01.jpg A bit of cleverness from XLinkBot in how it can welcome users surprised me and thus I felt some kind of food should be given, and everyone loves strawberries. MM (Report findings) (Past espionage) 13:43, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Possible Sockpuppetry on the part of JPaulm2/Unionvillian

Hi, Versageek, you are listed as a CheckUser, and we have an odd situation wrt the Unionville, Ontario article, that we would appreciate help with. Over the space of a bit over a year, an unregistered user has been making changes to this article, basically pushing a view of the boundaries and history of this village which differs from that of the various historical societies here. Some of the changes were strange, and always showed misspellings, bad grammar, etc. I took it upon myself to get the article vetted by the Unionville Historical Society, and we finally got a version that they accepted - when we could get it to hold still long enough to read! We then got the article semi-protected, which slowed him or her down a bit. In May of this year a registered user called Unionvillian showed up, promoting the same agenda. He or she managed to get him/herself blocked for varying amounts of time, and has been appealing plaintively, which appeals seem to have all been declined. A new ID has now shown up called JPaulm2, again promoting the same agenda - which ID coincidentally is my ID with a '2' attached. Now his middle name may be Paul, and his first name may be John or James, but I suspect him of sockpuppetry, and it would be great if we could compare the IP addresses of Unionvillian and JPaulm2 (*not* JPaulm - that's me - I know where I am!). Many thanks in advance. Jpaulm (talk) 20:55, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Your suspicions were well founded. I was inclined to block the JPaulm2 account for impersonation, but since the CheckUser tool confirmed sockpuppetry, I blocked for that instead. I also extended Unionvillian's block and left him a note. --Versageek 21:52, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks for your prompt action. I don't know why he thought that this new ID was a smart thing to do - I might not have noticed if he had picked a different ID! Thanks again! Jpaulm (talk) 02:25, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again, but Unionvillian appears to be becoming slightly irrational. If you could take a look at the last 2 paras in (my comment and his unsigned one), you can see that he is now accusing me of hacking his computer - as if I knew how! I am not sure if I should be worried... He is not telling the truth about not inviting him to UVA and URA meetings - we have done so several times. Can anything be done? This is absurd and a complete waste of everyone's time. Thanks in advance for anything you can do. Jpaulm (talk) 02:11, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Interesting: Unionvillian has deleted the two paras I mentioned, and restored a lot of "block" messages that he deleted earlier. Looks like he was monitoring your talk page. I guess we are communicating... in an indirect sort of way! Thanks. Jpaulm (talk) 14:48, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm getting paranoid! Another user has appeared since Aug. 21, modifying all the same town articles as Unionvillian and the previous unregistered user. This one calls him or herself Markham1 - he/she would be stupid to use the same IP address as last time, but I feel it would be worth checking for sockpuppetry... Also, on Aug. 18, Unionvillian again deleted almost 5000 characters from his User Talk page about being blocked and appeals to reverse it, etc. I guess, he's within his rights, but it still seems a bit strange! Jpaulm (talk) 20:34, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Yup, I'm pretty sure Markham1 is the same person - s/he is being cautious so far, but seems to have the same hangups as the last few characters. Some of the info seems valid, but we have effectively frozen the article, so s/he should really check out any changes to the article with the various village associations before going ahead and making them.. Unfortunately, it is just too easy to make changes to WP! Jpaulm (talk) 20:02, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Markham1 is apparently the same person as Jpaulm2, whom you banned, and Unionvillian before that. Same hangups, same changes, same persistence! Don't know if it's the same IP address, but it's got to be the same person! This is pretty irritating! Argggh! Jpaulm (talk) 15:41, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Yup, Markham1 is definitely a sock puppet of Unionvillian, JPaulm2, etc. If you look at the history of Unionville, Ont., it becomes very clear! The population of Unionville fluctuates between 30,000 and 80,000! Hope no poor soul is trying to do research for a term paper or something! Can we just lock the page, or give ownership to one individual? Just wondering...  :-) Jpaulm (talk) 00:20, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Restoring Triple Page

Any Way to restore the Triple rapper page that was deleted a few months back? i have new sources — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ylevy (talkcontribs) 20:32, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

I have advised Ylevy to read WP:MUSICBIO and WP:YFA and make a userspace draft to show you. JohnCD (talk) 11:33, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

American Muslim Health Professionals

Is there any way I can continue to Edit the "American Muslim Health Professionals" Page. It has been deleted for copyright information purposes and I would like to go ahead and remove the copyright information.

Thank you Ndaa

Ndaa Hassan (talk) 17:21, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

I can't restore a page which contains copyright violations. I suggest that you create a new page without the offending material. --Versageek 17:57, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Barcelona Rentals Vacation

Dear friend, I did my first post, I have worked hard and I will really like it stay in wikipedia. It is Barcelona Rentals Vacation Can you please help me correct whatever is wrong for wikipedia? I cannot see yet if there is something wrong about it. I am not employee or owner of that company in Barcelona Spain. It happens that I have used their services which are very good and worth it to be mentioned. also they are part of airbnb which is a company with a nice article in wikipedia. Thanks for your help!. Frante Camar (talk) 16:33, 24 August 2013 (UTC)Frante Camar

Getting all external links in "real-time"

Hi, I'm Vinay Goel, data engineer at the Internet Archive. We're starting to work on a web archiving project where we crawl external links from Wikipedia articles at the time they're made (so near real time). Looking at the Recent Changes feed, it looks like I'd need to parse the 'diff' page to find any new links, or in the case of 'new' pages, parse the new page to find all external links. I was referred to you and Beestra by legoktm (from #mediawiki freenode IRC). legoktm mentioned that you maintain a spam watching bot that extracts out new outgoing links from pages on an ongoing basis and it'd be great to piggyback of the list you generate.

Can you help me gain access to this list?

Update: Generating this list at our end. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:00, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, (talk) 20:20, 5 September 2013 (UTC)Vinay Goel

I am new to Wikipedia

Please l'm an amateur user of Wikipedia but want to create an article for a company in my country. Please help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marthyn Phrytz (talkcontribs) 21:37, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your revert of the Genderqueer article

I have reported the IP address in Administrator's Noticeboard/Incidents. Would you please support me there? I would greatly appreciate it.-Rainbowofpeace (talk) 00:54, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Never mind thank you.-Rainbowofpeace (talk) 01:11, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

xLinkBot no longer running since Oct 10th

Which is 8 days ago, according to this.[14] Can you please turn it back on? That's about 800 reverts it has missed, since it usually catches over a hundred a day. Btw, Dirk's userpage says he is currently on wikibreak, something about frustration at arbcom decisions, maybe the infoboxen thing although he didn't specify (that's just a guess... could be I'm projecting *my* infoboxen frustration his way). Thanks for your help. p.s. Of course, maybe xLinkBot is out of service for maintenance purposes, in which case, maybe put up a note on the xLinkBot userpage or talkpage to avoid additional false alarms. (talk) 00:29, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Kevin Rutherford (talk)

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external links

would it not have been easier all round if you had simply removed the link in my edit, thus highlighting my error instead of removing my edit altogther !? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:54, 13 January 2014 (UTC)


Please let me know why you deleted the changes I made to Awning. I had difficulty uploading the pic. Was that the reason you deleted my edits? I uploaded again without the pic All I want to do is help. I have 28 years experience with awnings — Preceding unsigned comment added by Retractableawningsdotcom (talkcontribs) 01:12, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

External Links on Sleeve Gastrectomy Article

A user named "Brightmom" is adding external links sections with inappropriate links. Those links are promotional not knowledgable. They are not adding anything other than promotional links. I have reverted the edit. Please look into this and take necessary steps. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grandfinale (talkcontribs) 19:29, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Emma Blackery

Around 8 months ago you removed my Emma Blackery page but I have tried to edit it so it meets the criteria for Wikipedia.

Any chance you can give it a quick view to see if it meets the correct criteria?


--Moonschool (talk) 19:50, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
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New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

American Bulldog: Revision as of 22:07, 12 July 2013

Hello sir,

i find this particular article more educating visually because of the images differentiating Standard strain and the Bully strain of the American Bulldog that as of now, there was a revision made to the article and the images were removed.

I understand to speed up loading pages, images must be lessened. However today's generation would be able to learn more by presenting the breeds' physical differences in this case the Standard and Bully strains of the American Bulldog.

I would humbly propose that the revision as of 22:07, 12 July 2013 must replace the current article for the American Bulldog posted by USER:Tikuko . For the reason that revisions to the article was unneccessary and will not help readers to understand more about the breed. The revision made did not add value to the article itself.

thank you for your time. Wikiuser — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:01, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

The last change I made for Largest African Airlines page

This change is refused because of a reference issue which I am little bit puzzled with. Considering what a mess the page was prior to the change I am still trying to understand the logic of cancelling the whole change for a reference somehow it is blacklisted???? Please help me understand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Erdo9313 (talkcontribs) 09:22, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Sarcastic Award

Trophy.png Unnecessary Deletion
Congratulations, you've deleted pages unnecessarily. SJSA 04:21, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps you would care to elaborate? What do you feel should not have been deleted? In your contribution history, I see you created a redirect right after leaving me this message. That issue with the missing end parenthesis in URLs isn't a Mediawiki software problem, it's an email software application problem which leaves the closing parenthesis off. --Versageek 21:51, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

English Wiktionary

As a courtesy, you've been mentioned at wikt:Wiktionary:Beer_parlour/2014/March#CheckUsers_on_Wiktionary, and since you seem to be active here, I thought I would let you know. --Rschen7754 02:42, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Kato Lambert

On 10 August 2011, you deleted a page for Kato Lambert, citing A7: No explanation of the subject's significance. Two and a half years later, Kato has become an icon of the steampunk community with her face literally everywhere and several "firsts" under her belt. I have created a sandbox for a new page, and was going to post it, but the creation page suggested I contact you first before proceeding. I'm hoping you won't have any issues with my proceeding with it. --Jonnybgoode44 (talk) 02:03, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

You should remove the "example" image when you move it to article space, other than that, it looks great - well referenced claims to significance from multiple independent sources. --Versageek 02:29, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice and the thumbs-up. Kato's going to be supplying a couple of images herself shortly. --Jonnybgoode44 (talk) 02:31, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

You're invited!

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Hi I am interested to know about a few edits done by you. Can you get in touch with me on <email-redacted> — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:24, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon invite

XLinkBot user agent

Hey Versageek :).

If I'm reading the Perl right, the user agent for XLinkBot is LinkBot/2.0? Would you mind including an explanatory URL? I'm going through the request logs to try and work out what traffic we're getting, and it'd be good to have clearer identifiers and contact points. Thanks! Ironholds (talk) 22:08, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

External Link Removed

Your bot removed an external link I added to the page. My dad founded an organization that is hosted on facebook. He is the excutive director. Contact Guidestar. He also brended those processes before the public was aware of them. My dad does not like updating on Wiki any longer because of the automatic bots. I understand the importance of the bots. How do you add the link correctly? Dan Danielhighberger (talk) 13:53, 12 May 2014 (UTC) (I don't have the time to read all of the hyper links you provided today)

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England

As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

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Email Page

I have added sections to Email page. I was in the midst of detailed primary references. Teddickey simply deleted no reason given. Now the page is locked, and I have something posted on "sockpuppet". Is this how a new user who is ready to contribute with primary sources treated? Is this how a member of the MIT community for over 35 years treated? Kindly let me know how I can add the primary citations and references. This is what I had added (see below). I've got primary references for each sentence here. Raytheon/BBN and ARPANET folks do not own the narrative on the history of email, especially when facts have been unearthed in original sources which prove a difference between "email" the system and the generic terms "electronic mail" and "electronic messaging".

Thank you, TV

Prior to 1978, the terms “electronic mail” and “electronic messaging” were used interchangeably to refer to generic methods of transmitting electronic documents such as faxes or electronic text messages. Noam Chomsky, MIT Professor and linguist, clarified the difference between “email”, the system, and the more broader and generic terms “electronic mail” or “electronic messaging”, during a heated controversy that emerged after the February 16, 2012 acquisition by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) of the 1978 computer code, papers and artifacts, documenting the invention of email at UMDNJ.

During the controversy, David Crocker, a 32-year employee and consultant of Raytheon/BBN and 1970s ARPANET team member, claimed that “email” existed prior to 1978. Raytheon/BBN, a multi-billion dollar defense contractor, uses the logo of the “@” sign to define its brand image claiming it had invented email in the 1970s.

David Crocker supported Raytheon/BBN’s claim by attempting to redefine the term “email” to refer to generic methods for the simple exchange of electronic text messages. Noam Chomsky and other scholars presented a historical document authored by David Crocker in 1977, omitted by David Crocker’s in his 2012 arguments against the primacy of invention of email UMDNJ.

In the December 1977 RAND Report, David Crocker, 35 years prior to the 2012 controversy, summarized the state of research in electronic messaging by stating:

“At this time, no attempt is being made to emulate a full-scale, inter-organizational mail system. The fact that the system is intended for use in various organizational contexts and by users of differing expertise makes it almost impossible to build a system which responds to all users’ needs."

Noam Chomsky, referring to the linguistic fact the term “email” did not exist before 1978, and given the admission by David Crocker of the lack of intent by ARPANET team to create the electronic version of the inter-organizational mail system, as late as December 1977, months before the creation of email at UMDNJ, concluded:

“Given the term email was not used prior to 1978, and there was no intention to emulate ‘…a full-scale, inter-organizational mail system,” as late as December 1977, there is no controversy here, except the one created by industry insiders, who have a vested interest.” — Preceding unsigned comment added by TVleck1971 (talkcontribs) 18:16, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

If you would like me to provide the citations for each, I can provide. Thank you in advance, TV — Preceding unsigned comment added by TVleck1971 (talkcontribs) 18:17, 24 May 2014 (UTC)<!-Template:Unsigned -->

  • My only request is that you discuss the changes you wish to make on the article's talk page. I protected it for 24hrs to encourage discussion rather than edit warring. --Versageek 19:13, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Dear Versageek, Thank you for your advice. I'm just learning the process here. I will do that when I can access it. Is there a particular way to broach a subject on the talk page? Should I before I add something go to the talk page first. or, post something and if someone removes then go to the talk page? kindly let me know the etiquette, so I follow the required processes.

Thank you in advance, TV--TVleck1971 (talk) 05:13, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Dear Versageek, I just posted by first talk topic, on the email page. Kindly let me know if this is the right etiquette to help resolve and add the content and references. I did read the Talk etiquette, but it would be nice to get your advice.

Thank you, TV TVleck1971 (talk) 05:36, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Random Sockpuppet "Investigations" Appear to be in Retribution to My Bringing Up Primary Source Facts --- Need Advise

Dear Versageek, I have followed your advise and gone to email Talk page. Immediately after I began posting facts, another sockpuppet investigation was just opened up on me AFTER I started this talk page. The first one was when I did my first edit on the Main Page. I followed etiquette and went to talk, per your adfice. Now, after I posted the items on Talk page, another "investigation". It appears to me that someone is against my bringing up facts and I would like to know how to call for an investigation on this matter. Please advise.

Best, TV TVleck1971 (talk) 17:46, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

@TVleck1971: the other notification you received was a duplicate link to the same discussion, not a new investigation. It was also done by an account which is now blocked for sockpuppetry, so pretty safe to ignore. I do suggest that you explain your side of things at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Petemclaren, but I do not think there is any reason to think that the second notification was in "retribution" for your posting on the article talk page. VQuakr (talk) 18:55, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the update. Will do on the Sockpuppet page. On the content I wanted to post, can you kindly look at what I believe are just knee-jerk reactions by by Tedickey. I want the spelling section reposted, which was done well, so I can propose my 3-4 references on the confusion pre-1978 on the lack of clarity of "electronic mail", versus "email" on the talk page of Email article.

Thanks again for all your advice. Will sockpuppetry come up each time I post something that someone disagrees with. From my reading of it, it said that I have two accounts. I only have one account. Can anyone on wikipedia accuse anyone on sockpuppetry? If it is that easy, a very convenient way of putting barriers to content that should go up, but someone else doesn't like for what ever allegiances they have. Best, TV --TVleck1971 (talk) 21:00, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

@VQuakr: I did as you suggested and posted my side of things on the sockpuppet page of Peter Mclaren. Is his now over? can we get some consesus on the Email article page on putting back Mclaren's nicely documented spelling citation, so I can add my references to the confusion of "electronic mail",pre-1978? Or is Tedickey simply going to be allowed to continue edit warring on this factual matter, and I will continue to be called a sockpuppet.

TVleck1971 (talk) 21:22, 25 May 2014 (UTC)


James07watt (talk) 16:25, 27 May 2014 (UTC)Hi..I have make changes to 3Mart. It Is not promotional now...

It is highly unlikely that the company you wish to write about meets our notability guidelines for businesses. Please review them before attempting to recreate the article. --Versageek 17:18, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

New England Wikimedians summer events!

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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New England Wikimedians summer events!

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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It occasionally creates pages, any harm in granting the autopatrolled right? Although it may not be well versed in policy, I trust that your bot will create anything inappropriate :) — MusikAnimal talk 17:41, 21 July 2014 (UTC)


Dear, Tramadol is ruining lives and people lose their jobs becuz of Tramadol. Research online for people who has been prescribed it. poor them they read the depandance liability Low but it is very addictive amd withdrawal is horrible and life threatining. Seizures, stopping cold turkey from Tramadol you will turn up in the ER or intensive care. Please help the people. The UK has officially been considered as a "controlled substance" since June 7th 2014. Please help me get aware. Gpod deeds for us for warning the people of Tramadol. I would appreciate your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Myself90 (talkcontribs) 22:38, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Toshio Saeki

Sorry, what's exactly wrong with the Wiki link at the "Toshio Saeki" article? Buffy the Vampire Slayer has links to its Wiki pages and it's seemingly not considered spam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bariukeuke (talkcontribs) 03:13, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

XLinkBot question

Bit of a situation I wanted to ask you about, because I'm not sure how to handle it. For unusual but legitimate reasons which I'm about to clarify, our article on the actress Tracy Wright has contained the string "" for the past 2.5 years without incident — but earlier today, somebody changed it to instead, which triggered XLinkBot to revert it. The issue is that while the string obviously resembles an e-mail address, it's actually in the article as the title of a song about Wright by a notable songwriter rather than as an e-mail address, so in this particular instance it is something that should be in the article (and yahoo, not sympatico, is actually the correct song title.) So I wanted to ask if there's a way to flag this particular instance as something that XLinkBot shouldn't touch. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 03:18, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Versageek! Is the bot changing articles automatically, or is it you? There is an error in the Real life escape game section (twice "Australia") and the bot reverted it. Permanent location games are not mentioned in the article, that is a big miss (day events are only half the fun), does the bot delete edits because of the link? Should I add it without the link? There are links in the references to day events, however.

Thanks anyways for your help and your work!

Kind regards aya — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:31, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi Versageek. Wasn't really sure where to post this, but with this edit, XLinkBot removed five completely genuine polls from United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2014, because the IP who had added them sourced one of them to a Twitter post from the polling company which announced details of the poll they had conducted. Obviously it's supposed to be removing things sourced to Twitter (and I have since re-added the poll with a proper link) but it somewhat overreacted when it removed the other four, none of which were sourced to Twitter. Thanks, Tiller54 (talk) 01:30, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Bot note inconsistent?

Please check a note XLinkBot has inserted at User talk:Bhoomika hegde. I suspect this part

The external link(s) you added or changed email address removed) is/are on my list of links to remove

is broken somehow, but I don't speak English fluently enough to be sure what's wrong here. Possibly some part of a sentence disappeared between 'changed' and 'email'...? --CiaPan (talk) 11:28, 13 November 2014 (UTC)


hi I updated waterfoot to provide info on the page waterfoot beach on facebook which provides users with an opportunity to view real pictures of the place and with contact to the community if they have a question about coming down here on holiday etc. yes we would like traffic to the page but it has no commercial value

its a bit weird that this page contains info about other areas near waterfoot eg the forest park 2miles away but the beach info which isn't present is deleted. I probably did it badly but as a total novice was quite delighted to have succeeded and then gutted it was deleted. would you please relook at the page and see if you can it in any way - also I and the members of the page actually live here in waterfoot and would really appreciate this positive addition.

hope you can help x

Mike Breen (pastor) information edits

Hi there,

I added some relevant links that I thought would be useful in the discussion of Mike's theology and methodology.

Am very new on Wiki - my additions were taken down - guess they violated some user protocol?

Happy to learn more as an absolute beginner

Cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by Parsonsc1 (talkcontribs) 01:31, 3 December 2014 (UTC)


I think that the information about Stephen Colbert on The O'Reily Factor should probably be placed in the "Famous Interviews" section. If I could find the year on which the famous interview took place, I will gladly add it to the "Famous Interviews" section. (talk) 22:34, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

SSCC biased article Why dont u report on their extensive criminal history?

the article is so biased considering they open brag about their criminal acts!Ghhghghhgg (talk) 16:54, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

This discussion belongs on the article talk page, I see you have started it there. --Versageek 18:11, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Could you look at these

Hi Versageek; Recently I tried to restore the low page-count article Metropolitan (1990 film) to the previous Plot summary from last month which looked more stable, when a dynamically changing IP-editor started altering the text without Talk page discussion. I then received back-to-back responses from multiple IP-accounts and one registered account regarding this relatively low traffic page. This appeared odd and disproportional, and I understand you are an expert at CheckUser. May I request a check on the mulitple accounts listed on this diff [15]. The long IP-account number in this list also comes across with a wide range of variations. Possibly you could assist or point me in the correct direction. FelixRosch (TALK) 18:02, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

The checkuser tool isn't particularly useful in cases like this where most of the participants are already IP addresses. I would suggest focusing on the content issue rather than frustration caused by the initial head-butting confrontation. --Versageek 21:44, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Australian Business Traveller


XLinkBot automatically reverts links to; I've started a discussion of this at WP:RSN#Australian Business Traveller reliable source? which may benefit from your input. However, I can't find where is blacklisted; it's on neither Mediawiki:Spam-blacklist nor User:XLinkBot/RevertList. Can you help with that? —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 19:50, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

@Ashill: was blacklisted as a reference only—see User:XLinkBot/RevertList requests/log#January 2011 and User:XLinkBot/RevertReferencesList. I've made a delisting request at User talk:XLinkBot/RevertList#Proposed removals. Conifer (talk) 00:54, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

citation formatting

how to make the documents citeThekingofrings (talk) 14:41, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Please read WP:CITE for detailed instructions. --Versageek 04:10, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

revert of quote

Hello! Why did you remove my edit (No bad intentions) Just a question :). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:28, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

A quote from some random person really isn't encyclopedia material. --Versageek 22:32, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Please help

Can you please put the profile of Kishalaya bhattacharjee with image incorporated with right info box please? I

am very much new in this era, you can delete all those external URL s if wikipedia does Not allow... Thanks in advance 

Sincerely yours, gargi — Preceding unsigned comment added by Choudhury.gargi (talkcontribs) 14:42, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Please help

I have deleted mostly all advised by you only... Please consider now to keep this profile like this Sir ! If you see the additional url which can harm the site then you can delete them but please keep the right box with image, please Thanking you Sincerely yours gargi

Checkuser Request

Hi there,

I have some reason to think that my laptop was stolen last Friday morning EST and that access to this account was compromised in a way that creates potential for abusive editing by whoever has my laptop. Can you run a checkuser on this account to see whether and at what time someone logged into this account on the morning (EST) of Friday the 6th, and if so, where they logged in? I know that Wikipedia checkusers are not a laptop-finding service, and if I knew how to check the IP addresses for my own account, I would. But the theft creates the possibility that someone will make abusive edits from my account, and that's something I'd like to head off -- in addition to getting my laptop back. Any help or advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, -- AndySimpson talk? 18:43, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Change the passwords on both your Wikipedia account and any email account you may have linked to your Wikipedia account. Change the email account pw first. --Versageek 22:36, 9 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello, this IP that you blocked on 8 January for a month for abusing multiple accounts has resumed activity: Special:Contributions/ I thought that I would report it to you rather than AIV since you might know more of the context of the past edit history. - Bossanoven (talk) 22:31, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Note: the February 9 edits do not appear to constitute vandalism at all. - Bossanoven (talk) 22:33, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

A response would be nice. - Bossanoven (talk) 01:48, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm not seeing any further abusive activity at this time. Thanks, --Versageek 04:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Your Bot

Hello, just added a youtube link to a video and received this message:

February 2015 Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, your addition of one or more external links to the page Piergiorgio Welby has been reverted. Your edit here to Piergiorgio Welby was reverted by an automated bot that attempts to remove links which are discouraged per our external links guideline. The external link(s) you added or changed ( is/are on my list of links to remove and probably shouldn't be included in Wikipedia. If the external link you inserted or changed was to a media file (e.g. a sound or video file) on an external server, then note that linking to such files may be subject to Wikipedia's copyright policy, as well as other parts of our external links guideline. If the information you linked to is indeed in violation of copyright, then such information should not be linked to. Please consider using our upload facility to upload a suitable media file, or consider linking to the original. If you were trying to insert an external link that does comply with our policies and guidelines, then please accept my creator's apologies and feel free to undo the bot's revert. However, if the link does not comply with our policies and guidelines, but your edit included other, constructive, changes to the article, feel free to make those changes again without re-adding the link. Please read Wikipedia's external links guideline for more information, and consult my list of frequently-reverted sites. For more information about me, see my FAQ page. Thanks! --XLinkBot (talk) 17:01, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

The fact is I am the author of that video and the youtube link quoted is the one operated and owned by the owners of the said video - Al Jazeera in this specific instance. I understand a bot is uncapable of spotting the difference between legitimated and illegitimate youtube links, or capable of knowing who the potential copyright owner of contents is, but he/she got it wrong this time around...

Hope you can mend it and keep the link posted. And, if you get a change, wacht the video. Welby's story is a touching one.

Best, (talk) 17:22, 11 February 2015 (UTC)Emanuele

Unfortunately "Al Jazeera English" content isn't available in the United States, so I can't watch it. You can revert the bot if you believe the link is appropriate. --Versageek 04:18, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Wiki page for Reese Waters

Hello. I am trying to submit a page for Reese Waters, but keep getting an error message saying: "ERROR: Incorrect or missing CAPTCHA. How do I fix this and what do I need to do to properly submit a profile page? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abbieparker08 (talkcontribs) 20:44, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Request for undeletion / SPI Closure

Hi Versageek. I'm leaving this message on your talk page because you are a CheckUser. There appears to be some edit warring and disagreements between users about the resemblances between different versions of an article. Please see Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion for a more detailed explanation. Thanks. (talk) 01:05, 11 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Versageek. Could you please restore the content from Tasha2015 to their user space? I looked for it at User:Tasha2015, but the history is gone. gobonobo + c 00:17, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

done --Versageek 00:33, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Devils Tower

Why did you do this revert? Wasn't it just fixing dead links? SpinningSpark 17:50, 18 April 2015 (UTC) is now blacklisted. Despite efforts to make it appear to be associated with, it is not. --Versageek 18:46, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Just checking..

You do understand that Hapa is not a word that describes a person or group, right? That is the problem. This is attempting to create an neologism from a Hawaiian word that is "part" of a description of a group. Should I wait before I attempt AFD?--Mark Miller (talk) 06:34, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Go ahead and try AFD, I have no attachments to the article, it just doesn't merit a speedy deletion. --Versageek 06:39, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Before I attempt AFD as an option, I wonder if just trying to fix the sourcing and scope issues might be worth attempting first. I will try a rescue attempt.--Mark Miller (talk) 07:00, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Possible sockpuppet of E4024

See here. Thank you. --92slim (talk) 22:37, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

RiceGum page

You deleted the Ricegum page, even though I edited it and met wikipedia criteria! — Preceding unsigned comment added by WindsOfNight (talkcontribs) 02:25, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Not even close to meeting the criteria, and adding the obviously false claims with fake references doesn't help. --Versageek 02:28, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Nepal Earth Quake 2015. My Experiance

Hello. The same content is present here as well.  LeoFrank  Talk 04:06, 7 June 2015 (UTC)


WHY DID YOU DELETED MY A/C AT wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Afsarrazakhan (talkcontribs) 07:30, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

The pages were deleted because they did not meet our requirements for inclusion and Wikipedia is not a webhost. Please see your [[talk page for more details. --Versageek 15:52, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I created the page Duniya Ki Rai that you deleted. I am new to Wikipedia and my intention was not to promote this show here but to create a genuinely informative avenue for users.

How can I rewrite the page so that it doesn't get deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Azharfateh (talkcontribs) 08:31, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello! I would like to put my article back because "We love eating" is a worthy program conducted by the European Union that teaches children how to eat healthy. Nowadays, we meet the problem of obesity all around the world and we need to prevent that through programs as this one. If you put my page back, I will make it better and I will put more reliable sources. I hope you can help me. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by JurnaRaluca (talkcontribs) 08:15, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Pratish Devadoss

This guy Pratish is quite famous in chennai. He is aggressive in his business. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:29, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Multiple counts of Vandalism. Possible Troll User

Hey, could you give the user Copeman22 a look? (no user page, fyi.) There's a couple of edits by him that I've had to revert on some smokeless tobacco pages, and looking at his relatively short edit list, it seems that there's something going on there. Some of what he's said is racist in leaning. Kitsunedawn (talk) 08:28, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Learning Purpose

Dear Versageek, Hi! i want to learn something related to wikipedia from you online. Please! can you contact me at these social networking sites?

  1. Facebook : Facebook (Tulsi Bhagat)
  2. E-mail me :
  3. Twitter : Twitter (Tulsi Bhagat)
  4. Google Plus : Google+ (Tulsi Bhagat)
  5. Skype : Tulsi Bhagat. -- 30px Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 08:40, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
I prefer to communicate on Wikipedia. What can I help you with? --Versageek 01:44, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
@Versageek: been new to wikipedia; I want learn something about bot. I operated bot named Tulsibot on wikidata and i used to edit on Nepali wiki, Maithili wiki etc.-- 30px Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 07:39, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
For information about XLinkBot, you probably want to talk to User:Beetstra, he programmed the bot & the related helper bots that run in the background. --Versageek 16:59, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

deletion of article

why is my article being removed again and again — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zuhaib Qadri (talkcontribs) 00:40, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Please read all of the messages left on your user talk page. They explain why the page has been deleted multiple times. --Versageek 17:00, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Reason of Article Deletion


My article was in draft from last one month and today it is deleted with reason given of "advertising or promotion". I have followed all the guidelines of Wikipedia and also the format required with referral links but again in last deleted after awaiting long period. Can you please review the article again and let me know if any updates are required. Because it is not promotional article, it was posted in purpose to provide the information about the company to internet users. WWICS is group of companies and it has more then one lakh clients in the world. We want that our future clients can read about us in detail through wikipedia before a part of our services.

Please review it once again and let me know the solution to publish about my company in Wikipedia.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mranujkaushal (talkcontribs) 05:07, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

I have restored the draft article and made some edits to the page to clear up the promotional tone and offer suggestions on how to proceed. Please also read our conflict of interest guidelines and our guidelines on establishing the notability of companies. --Versageek 14:29, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

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article deletions Genetic Internet

Dear Versageek:

In reference to the following pages, would you be able to assist us. An assistant at our company established these pages. The founder of the company is a former engineer at Netscape and has recently filed patents regarding the genetic engineering of information. These pages are not intended to be promotional, but factual. Can you help us establish these pages in the proper context? The genetic engineering of information is important in the evolution of the Internet. How can I structure these documents according to your standards?

Warm thanks!

Chris874664 (talk) 06:19, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Genetically Engineered Information, Hereditary Internet, Hereditary Networks, Genetic Internet

Wikipedia is not a place to publish original research. Patents are not considered to be reliable sources. Once the material has appeared in peer reviewed journals it may be appropriate to create an article on the subject. --Versageek 06:37, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry about that.

Hi. Sorry about the link. I posted it on the wrong part of the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dbudge1 (talkcontribs) 23:30, 16 July 2015 (UTC)


I changed some vocabulary and added legitimate links. also 1 citation to page: PKK

but your bot is reverting them. not only the links but the vocabulary too.

for example: PKK did not fight in rojava YPG did. I can find hundreds of citations about this.

the kurdish guy who changed the word terrorist to militant also erased pkk attacks on sweden and pkk attacks on civilians.

also please lock the title pkk as it is being used as a propoganda tool by those terrorists, if you can.

debating pkk as non-terrorist is same as debating al-qaida or hezbollah as non-terrorist.

excuse my broken english and thank you in advance.


Someone created History of psychiatry after copying it from Psychiatry. That's why there's no need of partial insertion of some bytes of that article on Psychiatry. (talk) 07:57, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

User:Doc James can read too. (talk) 07:57, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

links - [16] [17] (talk)
One is a subpage of the other. We leave a summary in the main article. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 07:59, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Fine then, I have expanded that section now. (talk) 08:07, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Your XLinkBot bot reverted a template:copypaste

Dear Versageek: I noticed on the Phil Drummond article that most of the text is from his facebook page. So I put the copypaste template and a couple others. The copypaste template contained the link to his publicly view-able facebook page. This is my edited version.

As a result, the Xlinkbot reverted all the flags I added to this article. What is to be done? In this case the link to his facebook is legitimate since it's the evidence that the entire article is copied from the facebook. (talk) 11:52, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

@Beetstra: - I reverted the bot. Dirk, can we code to avoid this? --Versageek 19:43, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
The code is already there - I'll add this to the settings. Back in a couple of minutes. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:11, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
this should do the trick. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:13, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


     Thank you so much in deed, Mr. XLinkBot.

Concerning the word, "Karbala," phonetically speaking, there is a big difference between the two letters, "E & A" according to the accurate Arabic pronunciation. Some words or letters might sound the same to the non-Arabic speaking people, but to the native speakers, they and how they are pronounced sound different. As an Arab, linguist, and translator of the official website of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine, I'm merely trying to help make the article better because I love Wikipedia so much, and I'd always do my best to take care of it in order to be better. If you would like me to help, I'll absolutely be more than happy to cooperate with you to make any articles concerning my environment, such as history, word pronunciation, or anything else, better.

Thanking you in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohammed-Jasim1982 (talkcontribs) 05:57, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

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Unique bid auction

Hello, I see you reverted my edit to Unique bid auction. I think that and Guess 2/3 of the average are similar games and so should link to each other. What was your rationale for reverting? Thanks, cagliost (talk) 15:28, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

It didn't make any sense to me. I suggest you add text to the article explaining how the game is relevant to the auction, maybe under the mathematics part - the text can include link to the game article, similar text on the game article would be helpful too. --Versageek 18:56, 18 September 2015 (UTC)


I am unable to see the creation date of your account? Is it so long before that the logs are purged? --AmritasyaPutraT 10:08, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

My account was created before they started logging the creation date of accounts. --Versageek 16:25, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

This Friday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA

You are invited to join the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA on October 16! (drop-in any time, 6-9pm)--Pharos (talk) 18:27, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Bot diff

Hey Versageek. I know nothing about bots so I'm not touching this one without asking. There were COI issues and too many links in the above diff - but are the sweeping content changes something a bot should be doing? It appears to have been triggered by the excessive linking, which there was, I'm just a little confused. Thank you! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 23:12, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

The bot normally reverts all edits by a user because we have found that to not do so tends to leave things broken. --Versageek 20:42, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Reputation Management Edit

Why did you revert my edit and addition to citing the fact that Amazon filed suit against Fiverr users who were selling fake reviews? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rdr1985 (talkcontribs) 19:24, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

I have readded your material with a slight change. I placed the statement in front of the existing references which mention the Fiverr site specifically. I had reverted you because we normally expect a reference from a reliable source to be included with a specific statement like the one you added. If you are adding details from existing references, it would be good to mention that in the edit comment. Sorry for the confusion. -- Versageek 20:38, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Deletion Of Best Wishes:Jirachi

Hello Versageek, i send a message for you because you deleted my first article Best Wishes Jirachi without no reason.i did hardwork to complete it and i worked for 3 hours.i want it back please it is useful for many parents and kids.please i want it back. By, Lananish Snivy — Preceding unsigned comment added by LananishSnivy (talkcontribs) 12:49, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

I'm willing to email you a copy of the text if you enable email for your account, but if you repost it on Wikipedia it will just be deleted again. If you want to post original stories online you should try something like Blogger--Versageek 18:19, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Anti aging cream

Sorry for the screwup, was trying to remove spam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1010:B056:945F:C2C5:6C5E:4E70:26E4 (talk) 22:58, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Collateral damage from rangeblock

Hi Versageek,

I'm writing on your talk page because you took part in the discussion about the extension of a range IP block, there're less than 2 hours left for the new block to start and yesterday I added some information making a summary at the end of the section: may you please join back the discussion and give your final opinion about the matter?

Thank you in advance!

Centocinquantuno (talk) 09:24, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

You deleted my page of a name it was for to be used in a scavenger hunt for my girlfriend of said name. Now it is ruibned ∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅∅ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gracken42069 (talkcontribs) 01:17, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Neelix redirects

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Neelix-created redirects, yet again. Thank you. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 05:04, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

about deleted page Dayanand Jha

Hi, I want to recreate the page Dayanand Jha. I followed the general process for it. Can you help me in this regard? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Knjhakeshav (talkcontribs) 11:15, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

I can not restore the version that was deleted because it was a copyright violation. You should feel free to start a new article in the Draft space. That will give you time to develop the content before it is evaluated for publishing in regular article space. Please remember not to copy and paste text from other sites. You must write the article in your own words. --Versageek 22:02, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello! My article Samar Virdi was deleted Speedily. I am very new to Wikipedia and I was making an article for my friend who is a film maker and photographer. There are some things that might sound promotional but are absolutely not!

  • Photographer and film maker: That is only his profession not anything that I am promoting.
  • YouTuber: This is what he does! And I also deleted the link to his article, I just told the name of the article.
  • Social media platforms: I removed their links from his article so that it isn't promotional
  • Awards and interviews: All are true. If you want evidence, you can visit
  • Shopping link: that link was deleted by me as you thought it was promotional. But still, my article was deleted again.

Hence, I request you to please restore my article and if there is anything else you want me to edit in the article, please tell me! Thanks In Advance! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Samarthvohra (talkcontribs) 03:30, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Why revert facts

I have added information that is factual to dysfunction why has it been removed (talk) 07:12, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Your garage band does not yet merit an entry on Wikipedia. Try again after they have some chart topping hits or win some awards.--Versageek 11:31, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

This garageband and has released its second album the " The long road home" and is well documented on the web and how do you a page editor decide what merits notable mention. one would assume that your opinion of Dysfunctions status in pop culture cannot weigh in on our right to be included in a factual statements page. if your opinion is the deciding factor in what is factual and what is not well this system is broken and i guess u should delete god or Hermes Dysfunction is here (talk) 07:39, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Brian Joseph mullen

Hi i tried to create a page last night for a new irish actor but you deleted it may i ask why the actor in question is Brian j mullen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dragon7268 (talkcontribs) 11:40, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks for making and running a bot that removes unreliable links such as youtube, vimeo and etc Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ (talk) 16:39, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

creating strategic innovation

Good morning... I discovered my sandbox file for creating stategic innovation was deleted. I am requesting to try again with this term as I published a book explaining the term but because I was traveling alot, I did not reply promptly to people's remarks. will you permit me to redo it or can you send me back the file that was deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackveale (talkcontribs) 15:13, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

I have restored the page.--Versageek 15:26, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackveale (talkcontribs) 18:10, 15 December 2015 (UTC) I tried to find it, it is not in my sand box.. do you know where to find it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackveale (talkcontribs) 19:50, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Draft:Strategic_innovation --Versageek 20:21, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

about wikihow page

Hi, I want to apologise for any waste of time I might have caused/causing you :)

There is small inconsistency (big for me) in Open Source and Open Content definitions are violated by the "nc" part of the Creative Commons license and since WikiHow content is released under a Creative Commons (by-nc-sa) license it is quite unfair to call it Open Content.

Extract from "" 2.1.8 Application to Any Purpose

The license must allow use, redistribution, modification, and compilation for any purpose. The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the work in a specific field of endeavor. "" this is not exactly Open Content Licence but can be easily confused without more explanation.

Further more Open Content Licence itself does not prohibit commercial use: from ""

With the exception of media and handling costs, it forbids charging for copies of a licensed work, but does not otherwise forbid commercial use.[1]


from "" You may at your option charge a fee for the media and/or handling involved in creating a unique copy of the OC for use offline, you may at your option offer instructional support for the OC in exchange for a fee, or you may at your option offer warranty in exchange for a fee. ""

Basically the two sentences : "" wikiHow is an open source and open content project.[7] The modified MediaWiki software is freely released[8] and the content is released under a Creative Commons (by-nc-sa) license.[9][10] "" are incompatible and in fact : 1) 'wikiHow is an open source' == 'The modified MediaWiki software is freely released' 2) 'and open content project' == false 3) 'and the content is released under a Creative Commons (by-nc-sa) license' == true

Thus 'wikiHow is an open source and open content project' can just be removed to avoid confusion :)

Btw I am not a hater or anything, on the country I am a fan of WikiHow even if it is by-nc-sa, I just like accuracy :)

Thank for your time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:1811:523:5F00:49BE:F8C:1E9C:6FEB (talk) 22:35, 29 December 2015 (UTC)


I got a notification that you have deleted one page i.e. Loanbaba which was created by me. Can you please guide me for the same to create a more user friendly article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by VaibhavDhanawade (talkcontribs) 11:01, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Please read our guidelines for inclusion. --Versageek 19:20, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

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