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Chumburung[edit]

Please check the reference given in the newly created article about the kingdom of Chumburung, and also check the much older article on Chumburung language before you propose to delete it. And at least explain why you think that the present text is "promotional" in any sense. DrMennoWolters (talk) 10:00, 6 April 2014 (UTC)


hi minkowisky, why did you delete my wikipage of Cabo Love? im tryin to make a music page, pls help. :( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Micheal28 (talkcontribs) 15:29, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

I did not delete your page. The page you created were promotional having non notable content. The work submitted to Wikipedia should have independent third party reliable sources see WP:Notability. If your article has been deleted by some one else, do not recreate it. It would make you even more difficult for future editing. If you are new and want to create an article, go through the WP:Article wizard. Thank you A.Minkowiski (talk) 15:49, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Reward[edit]

We will double your pay! I'll have a look tomorrow when I have a bit more time, and see what I can find Jimfbleak - talk to me? 17:55, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Open content[edit]

Thank you for your notification about undoing at Open content. I was a bit puzzled at first, because you put it at User talk:LPfi#NMEA 0183 needs a review. In the future it might be better to create a new section.

Perhaps you noticed that you left my previous edit as is. My deleting the sentence in question was because the wording of {tl|contested-inline}} is less than ideal (I am not very familiar with practices at the English version of Wikipedia). The reason= parameter is not shown, and I did not care to start a section at the discussion page about a misleading statement without source. Is it OK like this?

--LPfi (talk) 07:38, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

What given in the refrences suggest that source are clear enough. But Sure, you can undo the revison if it doesn't have particular source pointing towards it. A.Minkowiski (talk) 07:58, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
There is always a risk when you undo part of the changes. I intended to use {{disputed-inline}}, but forgot it is not called {{disputed}}, which I did not intend to use. Thus I removed it in the edit you reverted. When reverting, you should check that you revert to a good version. (Also with vandalism there is a risk that other vandalism fighters think you already undid everything that should be undone.)
I do not understand your statement about clear enough sources. Did you read the reason= parameter I provided? The sentence I removed seemed to be a personal conclusion, added after the reference. I now see the reference is not used as a source for anything in that paragraph (it just points at the current version of the open source definition, which is not discussed), which may be true anyway. I revert my earlier edit also, as more work is needed.
--LPfi (talk) 11:40, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
You first added {{disputed-inline}} here, then you completely removed content with {{disputed-inline}} here, then I reverted edits here, then you simply removed {{disputed-inline}} here. Its fine now :-).A.Minkowiski (talk) 13:54, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Except that I used {{disputed}}. I tried disputed-inline before saving, but removed the text instead. Then you reverted to {{disputed}}. And the original problems, the lack of sources and perhaps a misleading description, remain for some one else to take care of. --LPfi (talk) 10:27, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Here's a barnstar for your first efforts. It will be good to install scripts like Twinkle to fight vandalism.

Epicgenius (talk) 16:06, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Your revert edits and your advice[edit]

Don't you realise how needlessly negative you are coming over as? I am not just referring to our recent contact, but about a lot of your recent actions. Here is a typical example, this is what you did: [1] and [2]. Would just doing something like this not have been more productive? [3]. The article is about a general - so obviously he became a general sometime! So the content that said when this happened is likely to be true even if unreferenced, If content is unreferenced but probably correct, don't delete the content, just add a fact tag to it. It also appears that you are targeting only new users with these sort of reverts and your comments posted on their user talk pages. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 14:27, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

If you are adding something important in the article, then it should have reliable sources. I am not attacking you, follow always good faith. The reference you mentioned in your message(1st reference) didn't provide source and I reverted the edit.If I made any mistake, you can discuss without making personal attack to any editor! Be positive and careful please before posting any message on talk page. Thank you. A.Minkowiski (talk) 14:51, 9 April 2014 (UTC)


Talkback[edit]

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Hello, A.Minkowiski. You have new messages at Yunshui's talk page.
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Hi,

I am moving the Polish Standard Bidding System Stuff to a page with that name. Unfortunately I'm having trouble with Wikipedia and it won't let it save.

Nigel — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jinglenose (talkcontribs) 17:47, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

There is no any page with the name Polish Standard Bidding System except Bidding system. A.Minkowiski (talk) 17:57, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
If your account is too new, wait till your account gets auto confirmed(usually 4-days for auto confirmation). Before moving a page, you should have authentic reason to do so. You might get more help from WP:MOVE. A.Minkowiski (talk) 18:41, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Keep the good works up!

I wont write "not-so-important-note". Anupmehra -Let's talk! 18:02, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Hello, I wish to let you know that, it would be helpful if your mark new pages as "patrolled" while tagging them with speedy-deletion criterion. It'd save other editors time to review the same page, has already been reviewed. You may find WP:Twinkle helpful in this case. It automatically marks pages as patrolled while tagging it with csd templates. Twinkle comes handly with fighting vandalism, as well. Let me know if you need help with enabling Twinkle. Happy editing! Anupmehra -Let's talk! 19:25, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I've enabled Twinkle and patrolling new pages with it. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 19:28, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, A.Minkowiski. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents.
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Kirk Reid[edit]

CSD declined. db-attack is where there is only negative data and no good references. The BBC news will certainly do as a good reference.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:19, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Okay, thank you. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 14:22, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Hi A.Minkowiski: Thanks for leaving a message on my talk page. Per your request there to do so, I checked out come of your recent contributions. I noticed that you have omitted using Edit summaries. Please be sure to add edit summaries when making changes to Wikipedia pages. Thanks for your contributions, and happy editing. NorthAmerica1000 14:58, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Sure, Thank you. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 15:00, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
A "Wikiball"
Welcome to Wikipedia, and have a ball! Cheers, NorthAmerica1000 15:03, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Dan Vs.[edit]

Not sure where to reply to you. Basically, someone keeps putting up that Dan VS is cancelled because of something from Curtis Armstong's Facebook page. Meanwhile, when contacted, the producers of the show as well as the studio and the network counter that, saying that the show is not cancelled, just on hiatus. I have tried to reflect that by tweaking the section from "Cancellation" to "Cancellation Rumors" and even that keeps getting changed. So either make the section reflect the truth or erase all of the unfounded supposition. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Churchofdan (talkcontribs) 02:30, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome, I have added section to your question about Dan Vs.. You can not remove content from page without giving WP:INDEPENDENT sources to support your claim. Next, if you want do discuss anything regarding article, an editor assume good faith starts discussion on corresponding articles talk page. I have seen article's talk page where many editors have declined your claim and reverted your edits because the statement (the producers of the show as well as the studio and the network counter that, saying that the show is not cancelled, just on hiatus) about which you are claiming is not well sourced and seems to be unappreciative and self-published see WP:SELFPUB. If you have reliable sources that verify that statement then you can surely edit the content of the page, but I would suggest you to go check WP:IS. Facebook or twitter or blogs are not considered to be reliable sources. I have left something on your talk page, where everything is explained how to post question to others talk page. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 10:47, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
A.Minkowiski - If I understand it correctly, I think this is User:Churchofdan's question: Churchofdan is deleting contentious edits that are not based on WP:RS. You are reinserting contentious edits that are not based on WP:RS. If WP:RS is an important guideline, why is that happening? Usually WP:RS is applied to users who are inserting material, not to those who are deleting poorly sourced material. For example, if someone posts that Abraham Lincoln was an astronaut, I do not need a reliable source saying that he was not an astronaut. I can simply remove the poorly sourced material. By the way, if you read WP:SELFPUB in its entirety, you'll see that this type of edit would probably meet the five criteria of an acceptable self-published source. EricEnfermero HOWDY! 11:13, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
@EricEnfermero: Yes I think you are right some how, the content about which User:Churchofdan is talking is absolutely based on unreliable sources, but if you go through page history, User:Churchofdan and other IP editors will keep on removing same content. I think it would go 3RR case if User:Churchofdan and other IP users resume content removal. I just reverted it once but other editors are still involved in this dispute/edit war. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 11:37, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Why is there no talk page contact with the editors who inserted the unreliable material? You may be technically correct about a WP:3RR violation, but it seems more appropriate to address the editors who are causing the actual problem (insertion of poorly sourced material). EricEnfermero HOWDY! 11:50, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
@EricEnfermero: I have requested for page protection of Dan Vs. to avoid edit war of new IP user's and others. After analyzing blog and Facebook posts that are given as a sources, still No reliable source found which identify/verify that either show has been cancelled or not. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 12:51, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Is the Hub public relations a viable source? Are Film Roman spokespeople a viable source? If Curtis Armstrong's Facebook page is a "viable source", then why isn't the official Facebook page for the show, which specifically contradicted Mr. Armstrong's comments a viable source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Churchofdan (talkcontribs) 16:55, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

You should read WP:SELFPUB , the discussion about which you are disputing is just self-published and opposite to the present content which is based on the Facebook page post itself of that person. These sources are not counted as a reliable, while Self-published and questionable sources may be used as sources of information about themselves. This policy also applies to pages on social networking websites such as Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. But problem here is related to the contradiction between two poorly sourced statements.(Both your statement and presented statement in the page). A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:08, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for your contributions to welcome new users to Wikipedia on their talk pages. This is an important task that encourages editor retention. Thanks!

NorthAmerica1000 15:12, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Here's a barnstar for your efforts. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:15, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Tips on AIV work[edit]

Hello. I have noticed your work on WP:AIV. Thank you for your help fighting vandalism! Would you like some tips and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of your AIV reports? — Kralizec! (talk) 17:20, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

@Kralizec! Yes off-course, why not. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:22, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Here are some friendly suggestions:
  • Given the often massively shared nature of many IPs, unless the exact same article is being vandalized, warnings issued to IPs should generally reset back to level-1 at the beginning of each calendar month.
  • Escalated warnings are typically only issued when the editor has received a warning (like {{uw-vandalism2}} ), ignored it, and vandalized again, resulting in an escalated warning (such as {{uw-vandalism3}} ).
  • Keeping WP:AGF in mind, most admins are unwilling to block an editor unless he or she has received four properly escalated levels of warnings, and ignored them to vandalize again.
If you were to adopt these tips, the block rate on your vandal submissions to AIV would probably rise to 99% or more. Regardless, thanks again for your help in containing vandalism! — Kralizec! (talk) 17:45, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
@Kralizec! Thank you very much, surely will follow your suggestion. I have one request to you, I need ROLLBACK to perform my job even better. I am well aware of its usage and guidelines. I also requested @ Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Rollback but haven't received any approval. I would be thankful if you grand me WP:ROLLBACK rights to fight against vandalism. Thank you once again. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:54, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Your request for rollback[edit]

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Hi A.Minkowiski. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! — Kralizec! (talk) 18:07, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

@Kralizec! Thank you so much for accepting my request. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 18:10, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

safier[edit]

deleted, user blocked, thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 17:40, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

@Jimfbleak: My pleasure. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:42, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Tajh Boyd[edit]

Just a quick message that when you performed the recent revert on Tajh Boyd, it removed important information (a title) from the citation. I added that information back and filled in more details. EricEnfermero HOWDY! 03:25, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Oh! I didn't noticed, thanks for re-adding that information. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 11:31, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Overzealous editing[edit]

You should actually read the edits you're reverting in the name of "anti-vandalism". You reverted a perfectly good edit that deleted non-notable spoof characters in a list of notable people. Don't assume that every IP is a vandal. And apologize for your mistakes. 71.139.142.249 (talk) 13:14, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

See you removed the content here without explaining why ? Always leave some edit summary to the edits you make. Your edit was just "unexplained removal". A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 13:20, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
And your edit was vandalism.71.139.142.249 (talk) 13:27, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
such as ? Did you you notice the name you removed from the section are part of that page(subject), then why you removed such names ?. Be careful when you are inserting are deleting something from page. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 13:33, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
If you can't read or write English, you shouldn't be editing the English Wikipedia.71.139.142.249 (talk) 13:48, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
@71.139.142.249: Hey, calm down. You should really assume good faith and no personal attacks. It's possible that A.Minkowiski made a mistake in reverting. It's also equally possible that since you did not leave an edit summary, "It is considered good practice to provide a summary for every edit, especially when reverting (undoing) the actions of other editors or deleting existing text; otherwise, people may question your motives for the edit. Edits that do not have an edit summary are more likely to be reverted, because it may not be obvious what the purpose of the edit was." And finally, Not every IP is a vandal only applies to about 80% of IP edits. Epicgenius (talk) 14:07, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
A fair appraisal would say that A.Minkowiski was the one who did not assume good faith with his original revert. And yes, he did make a mistake. Lack of an edit summary has never been a justification for reverting an edit. He needs to apologize. This is quite a big todo about an edit summary that was there, but was obviously misunderstood by A.Minkowiski.71.139.142.249 (talk) 14:38, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
@71.139.142.249 See [4], you just put(ha ha) in edit summary, it seems to be joke!. What you have written above suggest that you are not familiar with WP:Talk page guidelines too, But again I assume good faith. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 15:35, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
In light of the obvious spoof edits I was removing, the meaning of that edit summary is obvious to anyone who understands English.71.139.142.249 (talk) 15:53, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
I assume good faith again and its not a worth dispute to keep on. Have a good day! A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 15:58, 16 April 2014 (UTC)


European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS)[edit]

I could have let the AFD run, but it's pretty spammy, and I noticed that the deletion was contested by the creator (fair enough) but also by an ISP for whom it was there only edit, which looks a bit fishy Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:52, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Supergeo and Jhangail[edit]

Supergeo is a company, blocked spamusername creator, deleted. The other one is a clan rather than an individual. Although it may be non-notable, the creator can't be blocked for that page because it appears to be part of his name. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 18:47, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Thats fine, but did you noticed that user Imranjhangailkhosa who is continuously creating pages as he recently created two more pages like Jhangail and Jhangai on his biography which has gone deleted many times before with different names?. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 18:53, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
He was also warrned for edit war with different editors in khosa. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 18:57, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
His recently deleted article with little bit different names are Manzoor khan jhangail khoso(that was nominated by three editors total 4-times) and Wikipedia:Jhangail. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 19:21, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Another editor has given a final warning, so I think next time he can safely be blocked Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:19, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

User:Daiszt[edit]

I have declined the speedy deletion of articles created by this users, and removed your vandal report. It seems obvious that this user is acting in good faith; he is creating stubs about people who already have articles on Polish Wikipedia. Instead, I have marked the pages for expansion using Polish Wikipedia, asked the user to create one full translation instead of submitting multiple stubs, and suggested moving the articles he had already created into user space as drafts. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 19:11, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

That's good and you are right, I was momentarily thinking the same that user should make one full translation instead of creating multiple stubs on different subjects that are being nominated for speedy deletion. Thank you. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 19:17, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

User:71.139.142.249[edit]

For an IP user, 71.139.142.249 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) seems pretty experienced at editing Wikipedia. There is no way that they are new here (they started editing today); they must be a sockpuppet of an established user.

This user is also continuing to display disruptive behavior on their talk page by trying to ban me from their talk page. Maybe a report to an admin noticeboard like WP:ANI should get them warned or blocked.

Thank you for looking into this. Epicgenius (talk) 20:27, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes you are right. All the IP user editing in Wikipedia are not new. His/her behavior clearly shows everything. I am little bit busy but I have my eye on this user and added to wachlist. I assume good faith again and again but what he/she wrote on his/her talk page about you suggest that this user is making personal attacks nothing else. I am giving him last chance, if this user resume personal attacks and disruptive editing I would directly report at WP:ANI. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 20:43, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Please comment here, as it seems that the user is apparently reporting me for vandalism. Any comments would be appreciated; I will help keep an eye out for the user as well. Thanks, Epicgenius (talk) 22:45, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Free super saver delivery alternatives - how to add content[edit]

Hi. You deleted the "Free super saver delivery alternatives" page I created yesterday. I thought it had enough context (it talked about Amazon's free super saver delivery system, when it ended and listed the current alternatives in the European market), but apparently more context was needed. I am willing to edit the page and add more information (the whole idea was that other people could contribute as well), but it has been deleted and I cannot pick up where it was left off.

How can one retrieve the previous version and complete it?

--Migueldealmeida (talk) 13:08, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

I didn't delete your page. There were not enough context to in your page identify the subject. You can ask admin to restore that version of paper who deleted your page. But before this, I would suggest you to use sanbox or follow the steps here to create any article and when it gets completed then you should submit draft for review without creating any new article directly. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 14:18, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Dilip Raju Studios etc[edit]

Thanks for that. I've indeffed Users Dilip Raju Studios and TrendyBeatRecords for spamusernames, deleted Ambrose method (contextless OR) and Bhangu Aman (spam, non-notable. If there are sock issues, the indef on TrendyBeatRecords should stop that Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:58, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 09:47, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
Dimo Nadeem has had references added, but I agree not notable, AFD now. The other three were GF edits as you say, and I often see tags where prod/afd/speedy may have been more appropriate, but I'm reluctant to deter the good guys. I'll have a quiet word Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:31, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
The Essential R. Kelly article I don't think there is much to do except tag, it's clearly notable. I've blocked it's creator and also blocked Enactussrcc and deleted his article and user page. Thanks, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 19:48, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 20:20, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

OER inquiry[edit]

Hi A.Minkowiski, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:34, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

166.216.165.75[edit]

Thanks for barnstar. The ISP has been blocked by another admin, hopefully he/she will realise that there are sanctions Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:50, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

And someone got the others too Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:36, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak: And what do you think about User talk:Diesscamomot who tried to upload image files in the past that were copy-righted and were declined many times. ? Now, user has started creating pages with un-used images redirects, the page has gone deleted. But I am sure user will come in new face again, so about that ? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:31, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Let's wait and see Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:43, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I deleted them all except one someone got to first Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:43, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
I deleted one, someone else got the other Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:24, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak: Thanks, but user Surya Datta Sudhakar removed the content from his BIO page Surya Datta Sudhakar , Now it was suitable for deletion CSD#G7 , right ? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 06:29, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
I spotted that when I got to it, G7-ed Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:32, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak:, here is one article about band, having no sources. I go through but unable to find reliable sources except official cite and some twitter and self-promotional sources. Worth a look at Good Morning Everyone with creators Rizky ghardoe.A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 06:39, 26 April 2014 (UTC
A7-ed Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:57, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak:, User Dontmindspending has created the page on performer and artist Susanna Defraia and article is not written in encyclopedic way and contains only spam links(youtube videos) and user didn't provide any independent reliable source. I have tagged it for PROD until and unless user provides reliable independent sources, is it correct for a moment ? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 07:24, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Unsocial Amigos[edit]

Agreed, deleted Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:43, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Trot music[edit]

My general advice is that if something is a clear copyright violation, tag it as such and someone will get to it. More complicated problems can be listed at Wikipedia:Copyright problems. Asking a specific person to look at it is not likely to be efficient. That said, in the specific case of Trot music, the source of claimed copyright infringement claims to have copied the material from Wikipedia, so it doesn't appear to be any kind of copyright infringement anyhow. WilyD 09:49, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

No doubt, but according to Wikipedia policy about copyrights, if word by word content is being copied from any external site then it may create problem, Am I right? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 10:48, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
If the Wikipedia article is copied from another site (or a book, or whereever), that would be a problem. But if the Wikipedia article is being copied to another site, that's fine (as long as they comply with the licence(s). WilyD 11:55, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
And there are no sources mentioned there to back up the importance of topic. Would it be better to tag it for independent sources ? A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 10:51, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
A quick search reveals the best thing to do is redirect it to Trot (music). WilyD 11:59, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah ! That's also fine. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 12:02, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Rosamund Lupton[edit]

Hi,

Would you let me write something, instead of slapping a deletion tag a minute after I started the page? This is very bad. Yann (talk) 18:42, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello. You must be well aware about using creating an article or use Sandbox before creating any new article, when it become final, let it go to review then. Once tag has been placed, please do not remove it yourself. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 18:49, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion[edit]

You proposed deletion of HTTPA, with the rationale that "It may leads to original research of some one" to which I have to say "Huh???" What does that rationale mean? WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 14:03, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

PS: I have reverted the prod, because the rationale didn't seem to make sense. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 14:03, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Its about new protocol which haven't still implemented. I did search before PROD, and I found the same result as I mentioned in the PROD tag. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 14:07, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
and its purely original research ( may of creator or some one else as it itself says HTTPA (HTTP with Accountability) is a new protocol being developed by researches to thwart misuse of the personal data of users ). A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 14:10, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
A quick search shows that the best thing is to redirect it to HTTP Secure. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 14:24, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry I'm having trouble understanding some of your statements; your English is somewhat broken. You claim that the article is "purely original research" but it is based on three separate reliable sources. Original research refers to users at Wikipedia creating articles based on their own knowledge that has not been previously published elsewhere; that is not the case with this article. True, the protocol itself is new, and based on original research, but that research is being published and vetted by external sources and is thus valid to use as a source here at Wikipedia. Any internet protocol endorsed by Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the World Wide Web) should be given serious consideration. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 12:24, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
I being an engineer know about HTTPA protocol and yes it is adopted worlp wide in first version(HTTP), but day by day protocols are being changed. In this article, creator actually tried to add the new research about HTTPA protocol which is still uncompleted. It was good to redirect it to HTTPS(related version), but if you have reverted again and not getting my point, I won't to argue any more. But your opinions are always appreciable...Happy editing :)A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 12:33, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Just because the protocol has not yet been implemented does not mean it does not merit coverage. The fact that three independent reliable sources have written about this development effort is sufficient evidence that the protocol merits inclusion. See WP:GNG. And if you believe that the proposed HTTPA is related to the existing HTTPS, you have not read the material on the new protocol carefully enough. Whereas HTTPS is all about cloaking information in layers of encryption, HTTPA is all about exposing information with the goal of giving the end user knowledge of what information is being made available. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 12:55, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
How will you judge coverage if something is not implemented yet ? (in imagination?). There are certain situations about new creation or development. If something has not been utilized and implemented world wide, we can't judge whether this will work properly or not. Publishing something is not a big deal, anything can be published. I think it would be better if this article comes after once it is implemented. This is the best that I can say about it. Thank you A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 13:11, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The point is not whether it will work or not. The point is that it is a development effort that is being covered by significant sources. Not every technical covered at Wikipedia has to be a successful implementation. Significant developments and significant failures are also of interest. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 13:41, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Agree. The inclusion criteria for ANY topic, even if complete fictions, is coverage in reliable sources. IE: Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Big Foot, anti-gravity, lead into gold, fountain of youth, immortality, Angels, et al. We do not care if something is truth or fact, only that it be discussed in sources outside these pages. It is unsourced speculation and extrapolation by Wikipedia editors that is not allowed. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:52, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

inre Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dusari Goshta[edit]

Since you nominated the new article, it has been expanded and well sourced. I do not know how you were unable to find sources, as it was easy to do, but I ask that you might now reconsider your deletion nomination. Thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:59, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

I know there were news about this film in Times of India news paper. Every film and every actor gets interview after film, that doesn't mean that every new film is notable I guess. This film didn't get success in "Box office" that actually shows whether the film has gone successfull are not after release. But if you think, the present sources are enough to show notability, I'll surely go and ask admin to close AfD. Thank you A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 04:55, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Please refer to WP:NTEMP. We do not require that any film remain in the news after release, just solong as cumulative coverage mets WP:GNG. Note: as a new film it received coverage before production, during production, and after release.... and may well have continued coverage, but addition coverage is not the issue, as WP:NF is met. And please keeping mind that film notability is not dependent upon commercial success or lack, but rather upon coverage. If you return to the AFD, do a <s>strikethrough<s/> OF your nom statement and add a simple "nomination withdrawn per improvements made, no one will question it. There is never dishonor in granting that concerns have been addressed. Thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 05:52, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Nomination Withdrawn. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 06:04, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks... and a friendly hint from an administrator and coordinator of project film: it is rare that a biopic narrative, specially one recently released, will make any sort of showing in sites determining box-office receipts. Study WP:NF#General principles. Box office success may lead to coverage, but the determinant for film notability IS coverage, no matter the box office. The essay at WP:INDAFD offers some great search tools for Indian films that perform better than Google of Bing. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:23, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

VSF[edit]

Heya,

VSF - Viscose staple fibre/ fiber is a generic term used and not a term used specifically by Aditya Birla Group. It is using of viscose in the manufacturing of staple fibre/ fiber. See below wiki link for the individual components. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscose https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staple_fiber

There are a lot of other properties which I am still working on to include in the VSF post but i was surprised to find it deleted.

I have posted below some of the references (from different sources) to substantiate my claim above.

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Viscose+Fibers http://www.sateri.com/module/12/4/en/viscose-staple-fiber http://www.viscoserayonindia.com/T_mfg.asp


Please let me know of your thoughts and if you can agree with me that this should not be marked as advertisement and deleted. Thanks


Cheers Vee Singh — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vee Singh (talkcontribs) 09:23, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Stars[edit]

Hi: per your message on my talk page, I generally don't award upon request, but I may surprise you with one someday! Cheers, NorthAmerica1000 13:00, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

That's even better, I like surprise too :) A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 13:01, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/New York City derbies[edit]

Thank you for the input. The articles I was referring to are:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_derby https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_derbies

The requested pages are not notable as there are no sources listed that refer to these matches by these names, and in most cases, matches between the teams listed have yet to be played. I nominated these articles because I felt they fell under the "not suitable for an encyclopedia" requirement. Adiamas (talk) 15:31, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Broadband[edit]

Thanks to BT, all seems to be good at present... Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:51, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

re Basha jamel, I'm reluctant to indef for sock puppetry, since the original account hasn't been blocked, so he's not evading a block. The socking is so obvious that it can hardly be seen as trying to subvert the process. I've blocked both accounts for a couple of weeks. If he creates a sock to evade the block, I'll indef, if he keeps spamming after the block expires, the next one will be longer, thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:22, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak: Thanks Jim, I'll keep my eye on this user. Because it is my dream to build up Wikipedia and fight against vandals as long as I'm alive. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 14:37, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

hi there, we've received your talk about my article on Fabio Mariani. we've taken the article from our website www.ledame.co.uk that we have written. Writing the same article taken from our website should this be considered a copyright violation? if so, What could i do?

Thanks in advance,

Le Dame Ledame (talk) 16:06, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Please do not delete this page. I did a lot of research and I put a lot of effort into this page. I have gotten permission from Vianca herself to create this page.

Replies[edit]

The merlin edit is fine. I've moved the ref to after the punctuation, per MoS, and also removed the copyright symbol. Audubon is out of copyright, and even if it wasn't, it's not for us to repeat any site's copyright claim. I've gently warned the football editor, and another admin has advised her to do one at a time properly, so let's see Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:47, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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keep up the good work Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:50, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Jenita Janet[edit]

added my opinion to the AfD. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:50, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Jim. :) A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 08:52, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
@Jimfbleak: The user Megakewl03082002 keeps on creating copyvio page like Emerito "Emer" Legaspi and adding talk page messages to article page like here, reverting others edit etc. Please do have a look. Thank you A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 08:58, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Plus reported user at AIV. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 09:02, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
His contributions lead to a bunch of largely unsourced promotional articles about similar sportsmen. I've tagged a couple for SD Jimfbleak - talk to me? 09:33, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
That's pretty good. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 09:36, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Teamwork barnstar[edit]

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I am honored to present you with this Teamwork barnstar for your willingness to assist others in improving articles and for your showing a willingness to learn and better understand the sometimes confusing set of Wikipedia policies and guidelines. Collaborative editing and patience are the surest ways to keep editors and to make Wikipedia a better place... and you have done both. Thank you, Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:48, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure. Thanks a lot for Barnstar. :-) A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 16:53, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

No personal attack has been made, admin is out of line and has continuously promoted malware[edit]

The promotion of malware on Wikipedia is not allowed. It puts millions of users at risk. There have been no such attacks made to any admin. I have only let them know of their dangerous faults that can be catastrophic. Furthermore you have harassed me on my account (BloodyCrip). Wikipedia is an open community, you should not "side" with someone who promotes malware simply because they have been a member of the site longer.

If this admin does not understand their dangerous acts, they should not be allowed near any cyber-security based content on Wikipedia.

"Stop making personal attaks[edit] Please stop making personal attacks to an admin's talk page as you did here which is against talk page guidelines. Please avoid using such irrelevant wordings otherwise you will be blocked. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 08:35, 20 June 2014 (UTC)"

- This seems like an attack on me. There have been no irrelevant words used whatsoever. I must ask you to please stop harassing me. I am only doing good. I am cleaning up malicious links that admins on this website seem to not understand. If you can not see that I will find means to let the website know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.190.0.110 (talk) 20:07, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Patta in India is a Revenue record, hence it will help many people in knowing and getting the result[edit]

  • Patta in Property, an important Property Document in revenue department for checking the Ownership. Get it oline from www.estatebusinesstoday.com/patta/

Patta in India is a Revenue record, hence it will help many people in knowing and getting the result — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smoestatebusinesstoday (talkcontribs) 07:58, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

RFA[edit]

I'm happy to nominate you, but before I do so, I'd like you to make sure that you have read Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list, Wikipedia:Administrators' how-to guide and Wikipedia:Guide to requests for adminship. If you have done so, and you are happy with what they say, I'll nominate you. Incidentally, Gogo Dodo's last comment above is good advice Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:25, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Copy editing[edit]

Excuse me, are you available for copy-editing? URDNEXT (talk) 15:31, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of ISO pages on important standards[edit]

Dear A. Minkowiski, I have created Wikipedia pages for the sub committees of ISO TC 37. These are important committees that create standards in the area of terminology and languages. All the standards created by these sub committee are published through ISO. Many individuals, organizations and governments use these standards. The pages are factual and are not promoting any commercial concern. There is no copyright infringements on these pages. I would ask that you remove your suggestion to delete them. Peter Reynolds — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peterrey (talkcontribs) 18:05, 22 June 2014 (UTC) The articles I have published are on sub committees of an ISO technical committee which creates publically used and available standards. This is not promotional and contains factual information only. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peterrey (talkcontribs) 18:12, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Comments on ISO sub committee pages[edit]

Dear A. Minkowiski, Your comments about my articles being copyrighted and then being promotional are wrong. Using this approach you would delete any page on any standard or any standard creation body. There is no copyright infringement because it mentions titles of standards being worked on by the committees or published by the committee. These are not promotional because it states factual information about the sub committees. How do I contest this? Is the real problem because I am a new contributor? Peterrey (talk) 18:35, 22 June 2014 (UTC)peterrey (Peter Reynolds)

I have mentioned everything on your talk page regarding problems in your article, please read them carefully. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 18:37, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Nicole Renee[edit]

I am nicole renee and your info is false I was never raised in philadelphia and that was not my father — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicole Renee Harris (talkcontribs)

I am Nicole Renée Harris[edit]

Most of the information is correct on page. That is why I am editing it.I was never raised in philadelphia. The parental information is incorrect. I never met my father. I never went to Juilliard I went to the art Institute and I don't no where the quote came from I was born in the hood it makes no sense and ref is bogus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicole Renee Harris (talkcontribs) 08:26, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Blanking content from the article is not solution, if you have any issue, then discuss it on article's talk page rather than blanking the content from the article. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 08:32, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Nicole Renee Harris: Be advised that unlike Twitter, Wikipedia does not verify the true owner of an account. There can be serious consequences for claiming to be the subject of a Wikipedia article like Nicole Renée. That said, the article about Nicole Renée does not belong to you or anyone else. That article belongs to the Wikipedia community and you'll have to abide by our policies. I understand how frustrating it can be to see information you believe to be false made so publicly available. Wikipedia is more interested in verifiability than truth. If claims on that article are unreferenced you are welcome to remove them, but please use an edit summary when doing so. Please also discuss issues you have with the content on the talk page. If it becomes an issue for you, you can ask to have the article deleted entirely. Wikipedia does not want to smear or libel anyone, at all. Chris Troutman (talk) 08:34, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

COI[edit]

One page had already gone, the coi user I blocked. I haven't forgotten the rfa, just a bit busy at present Jimfbleak - talk to me? 09:49, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

No no Sir, its Ok, I can understand. Please do have a look at Leslie Tripathy too. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 10:13, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: User Habib construction[edit]

Re your message: I had missed that, but Smalljim handled the account and the edits have been reverted by other editors. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 03:52, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

spiderlogic[edit]

user indeffed, page deleted Jimfbleak - talk to me? 09:30, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Greetings[edit]

Hello A.Minkowiski. I wanted to leave you a message, thanking you for your positive contributions to Wikipedia, and for being willing to further serve the project as an administrator. I have no doubt that you are motivated by good faith intentions, and believe that you would have exercised the restraints you expressed; so as not to be seen using the tools in an aggressive manner. Unfortunately, I am equally convinced that the emerging consensus was not going to sway from their opinion, that a pile on chorus would repeat, over and again, that you simply needed more time, and that nothing new or beneficial could reasonably come from continuing the RfA further. I wish you the best; looking forward to seeing you around. Sincerely.—John Cline (talk) 14:53, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Enderugby[edit]

He seems to be just messing around for the sake of it. I've given a warning of possible consequences. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 11:13, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

I'd noticed he'd changed your comment, but I left it as evidence of bad faith editing. Blocked for two weeks initially, and I've reverted or deleted all his other contributions since we can't trust his edits Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:59, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap[edit]

Hello!

You missed the fact that this edit broke a wikilink when you accepted it from Pending Changes. It's not easy when dealing with an unfamiliar subject, but when I see a change inside a wikilink (or other link), I've found that it's worth the time to compare the links in the current and the previous versions of the page. Thanks! —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 11:22, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I didn't notice that. But it was just names of characters they play in serial. I accepted that revision after verifying through search. Cheers! A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 11:27, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

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For Your Enthusiasm...[edit]

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I award this Dive Right In Award to you as a newcomer who has shown real enthusiasm in helping with administrative tasks at Wikipedia. It's sometimes hard to get your balance, and there's a lot to learn, but keep on trying. Many, many thanks, RomanSpa (talk) 11:44, 3 July 2014 (UTC)


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Clipping Creations India[edit]

thanks, someone else go there first Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:25, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Agricen[edit]

I created a draft entry for a company called Agricen-it was accepted, but was accepted as "Draft:Agricen" - I am uncertain what the next steps are to make it an article called "Agricen".

Also, there is a note in it regarding links that I don't think is correct - the article does have internal links.

Thanks for your time and help!Caravass (talk) 00:33, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

The article is now de-orphaned. Still unsure how to change the entry from "Draft:Agricen" to "Agricen." Wondering if you could advise. Thanks Caravass (talk) 16:09, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Mistake[edit]

Hi, I got a message from you that I changed/deleted content from a page on Phyllis Wheatley. I had never even been to that page before you messaged me about it.

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.235.36.6 (talk) 16:52, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

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Cake![edit]

Happy New Year[edit]

to you too, welcome back Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:48, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

there are thousands of bird articles out there, and apart from a handful of FAs and GAs, most could do with improvement. It's hard to point you towards anything in particular because I don't know what resources you have access to or what your interests are, but welcome aboard Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:00, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Looks like someone got both those articles already. Do you mean you want to write bird FAs? I can help with resources if that's what you mean Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:55, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Again, someone got there first Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:15, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
SinoCorrugated 2015 deleted/blocked, thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:24, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Drsoultions nailed too Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:30, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
People are always going to think it's worth trying, and I like those who don't bother to read our user name policy because they then walk straight into an indefinite block. The worse ones are those who read our policies, chose a neutral name, don't copy the company website and write something that is more subtly spammy, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:50, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Content[edit]

OK, I'll look tomorrow Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:00, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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I suppose there is a need for WikiPolice. However, my good chap, or whatever "A." stands for if you get my meaning, I had spent all of about 10 minutes on the document and you gave it a slap. You are as about efficient as a London meter maid, and about as intelligent I suspect. Good day. On to the next target of A. Minimouski. I suggest you ban me from the great Wiki in the cloud altogether. Oh yes, one more thing, you are the master of the double-standard. All you need to do is look at a few other Association wiki pages. Talk about obvious self-promotion. Bah! Feel free to pass this on to your supperiors and please, delete the page I was trying to add.Hank Sullivan (talk) 18:12, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Rhymes (song)[edit]

There is no reason to put a delete tag on this article. The song has already been released and it's gaining popularity.

Please read the reason carefully there, the song is relatively new, released one day before. There must be reliable sources to identify notability and coverage. I would suggest you to read this. At the same time, you are free to edit article, add more reliable sources. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:07, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Timberlake UMC[edit]

While I did go ahead and block this user, you should consider your report to WP:AIV declined. They created one article and contested it's speedy deletion. That is not repeated spamming or vandalism by any reasonable definition, and the block I issued is just a "soft" block that requires them to choose a new name. If you see something like that in the future WP:UAA would be the more appropriate venue to report it. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:21, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

yes, but that username doesn't fit with username policy. I reported him just because I found (UMC) in his username that were similar to his article. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 22:57, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
That's exactly my point. The main issue was not vandalism or spamming but the username. AIV is for reporting people who are acting in bad faith. That would be people vandalizing articles or persistently spamming obvious advertising. This, on the other hand, was just somebody who didn't understand how things work around here and as a result did some things they probably shouldn't have. That is why I advised you to report such things to UAA instead in the future, it is a board set up specifically to handle this sort of thing.
In other words: Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by ignorance. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:44, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Helgi Hóseason[edit]

You said that you had edited my recent contributions because it didn’t appear constructive to you. I knew Helgi Hóseason personally and what I wrote is true. That was his answer when I asked him why he never voted. Or rather he asked me back. Can you Smári Sverrisson tell the difference from cow shit and a horse shit. So whether it douse or douse not appear constructive to you I really don't care. I stand by it because it is the truth! Like I said I knew Helgi and it appear that you did not. Otherwise you would have let my contribution stand.

Best regards and respect. Sigurjón Smári Sverrisson kt: 060658-5529 Snorrabraut 48. 105 Reykjavík Iceland.

Phone: +354-897-1358

Smári - I just added a heading to your comment to set it apart with the rest of the comments. I hope you don't mind. EricEnfermero (Talk) 07:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
You cannot claim anything about any person whether you know him/her personally or not. Wikipedia needs reliable sources to identify any claim about person. You didn't provide any solid reference about (when asked why he never voted. He asked back can you tell a different from cow shit and a horse shitta socialist). A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 17:52, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

I hope you do not changing the red info again. It's against us. The red (page does not exist) info is to highlights the name of peoples and organizations involved and related in building our Football Association. I don't know who you are and I don't care who you are. As long as you don't visiting while deleting some 'red'(s) info, I'll be very grateful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shuvail (talkcontribs) 09:46, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Operosa[edit]

Hello, I'm writing you concerning one article in Wikipedia that has been declined couple of times. I'm a fan of the opera, leaving in Bulgaria and I've visited many events that Operosa has organized in the Balkan area. I asked them why don't the create a page in Wikipedia and they send me the link with the page they are trying to create but has been declined several times. I offered to help. I have lot's of spear time but I'm not very familiar how exactly to make a Wikipedia page. So I've decided to ask you for help if you have time to explain and give your suggestions.

Thank you in advance

Maria — Preceding unsigned comment added by MariaKristianova (talkcontribs) 16:02, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

A good way to write an article is an Article wizard and follow the steps or you can use your sandbox to create any article where you have less chances of deletion, add independent sources that must show notability of your subject (Operosa). When you are done with draft, submit it for review. But, I would suggest you to read this first. If you need any further help, feel free to ask. Happy editing. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 20:34, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Yelena Yatsura[edit]

I had previously nominated this for a speedy, as you saw, and another admin deleted it. The new version is just as bad, so that's gone too.

The fact that it was on Russian Wikipedia is irrelevant. Other wikipedias have different rules and how they are interpreted also varies. Many accept a far more promotion tone than en-wiki, but of course wikipedias are not acceptable as RS anyway

After your prod, two references were added. IMDB, which is not acceptable because it is self-editable, and a link to a gushing review of one of the films which support none of the text. Not the reason for the second speedy, but just so you know what's happening

Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:08, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

I could have tagged it speedy if it was second time creation. James deleted that one too, it was subtly spammy. I think he/she will go indef block if there would be persistence unambiguous article creation in future. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 09:35, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

The Maxwells[edit]

Another admin deleted the article, but didn't pick up that the user page had the same content, now deleted. Accounted also blocked as a violation of our user name policy, thanks again, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:04, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Smart lighting[edit]

Update: I have added more sources and inline citations to Smart lighting. NORTH AMERICA1000 06:40, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

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Thanks for asking, but there was no problem, I was away on holiday in Cuba. Internet access is quite expensive there because of the US embargo, so I basically didn't edit while I was away Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:06, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

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All our featured content is here. You would have to check on the talk page whether an article has already been a TFA. Some of the older FAs might need polishing a bit before nominating. There is also a list of Good Articles at the bottom of the page below the pictures. I'm not really working on anything at the moment.

Both the articles you mentioned have been zapped by others, thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:52, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

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The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

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  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

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WikiCup 2015: The results[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is now in the books! Congrats to our finalists and winners, and to everyone who took part in this year's competition.

This year's results were an exact replica of last year's competition. For the second year in a row, the 2015 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points). All of his points were earned for an impressive 253 featured pictures and their associated bonus points (5060 and 1695, respectively). His entries constituted scans of currency from all over the world and scans of medallions awarded to participants of the U.S. Space program. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came in second place; she earned by far the most bonus points (4082), for 4 featured articles, 15 good articles, and 147 DYKs, mostly about in her field of expertise, natural science. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), a finalist every year since 2010, came in third, with 2379 points.

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Marie Serneholt at the 48th Guldbagge Awards.

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A continuum of goods and services

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The First Geneva Convention (1864) is one of the earliest formulations of international law.

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Princess Leia with characteristic hairstyle cosplayed.

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The word scandal is used a few times in several bibles like Douay–Rheims Bible.

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Hors d'oeuvre, also known as an appetizer or starter, is a food item served before the main courses of a meal.

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Henry Kissinger was a Person of the Year when he was chosen as Time Person of the Year in 1972 along with with Richard Nixon.

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King Mswati III, the monarch of Swaziland, one of the Monarchies in Africa.

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Depictions of various deities on the entrance tower of Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore, dedicated to the Hindu goddess of rain; Mariamman.

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Delivery trucks in San Salvador, El Salvador

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Several of the commonly known molecules.

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

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Eugene Delacroix - Liberty Leading the People

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A typical Swedish school lunch.

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Critic by Lajos Tihanyi. Oil on canvas, c.1916.

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The Gates of Hell sculpture by Auguste Rodin, an example depicting the concept of the gates of hell

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Various foods in a delicatessen in Rome, Italy

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Debt is the amount of money that is owed or due.

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Steak à la carte

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WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

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The Holy Family with God the Father and the Holy Spirit by Carlo Dolci

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The Signpost: 06 September 2016[edit]

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Adarsha School Narayanganj in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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The attic at a factory

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Street food vendors at a roadside market just outside of Hua Hin District, Thailand

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WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

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A sword dance performance

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New Page Review needs your help[edit]

Hi A.Minkowiski,

As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

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A cleaning sponge

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

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Three Martinis

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BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected[edit]

AfC Reviewers are asked to be especially on the look out 08:00-20:00 UTC (that's local London time - check your USA and AUS times) on Thursday 8 December for new pages. The BBC together with Wikimedia UK is holding a large 12-hour editathon. Many new articles and drafts are expected. See BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon. Follow also on #100womenwiki, and please, don't bite the newbies :) (user:Kudpung for NPR. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:02, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

RC Patrol-related Proposals in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey[edit]

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Greetings Recent Changes Patrollers!

This is a one-time-only message to inform you about technical proposals related to Recent Changes Patrol in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey that I think you may be interested in reviewing and perhaps even voting for:

  1. Adjust number of entries and days at Last unpatrolled
  2. Editor-focused central editing dashboard
  3. "Hide trusted users" checkbox option on watchlists and related/recent changes (RC) pages
  4. Real-Time Recent Changes App for Android
  5. Shortcut for patrollers to last changes list

Further, there are more than 20 proposals related to Watchlists in general that you may be interested in reviewing. (and over 260 proposals in all, across many aspects of wikis)

Thank you for your consideration. Please note that voting for proposals continues through December 12, 2016.

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The Dreadnought hoaxers in Abyssinian regalia; the bearded figure on the far left is in fact the writer Virginia Woolf.

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

Signups are open now and will remain open until 5 February 2017. You can sign up here.

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This week's article for improvement (week 51, 2016)[edit]

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The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

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World plate tectonics (click on map for more details)

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Some of the Aeolian Islands

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Professional audio – pictured is a portable setup of various live audio production and recording equipment

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Some of the human organs

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The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

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Ghanaian nationalists celebrating the 50th anniversary of national independence in 2007

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A high school in Malaysia

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The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

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The Sun and planets of the Solar System (distances not to scale) are examples of astronomical objects.

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