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Hi GB fan. I see that you tagged User:Johnatmicronews/sandbox1 for speedy deletion per WP:U5 -- and it was subsequently deleted. Though I don't know if you saw that I had opened an MFD on this at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Johnatmicronews/sandbox1. Of course, your tag was absolutely correct. I might have deleted it that way myself. (I had salted one of these articles in March.) But I wanted to establish a discussion so that any future actions would be easier. Which I predict may be necessary, especially because of this ever-expanding list of micronations and this message on my talk page. So I'd prefer the other one wasn't tagged and the MFD completed. Cheers. CactusWriter (talk) 21:16, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

How new words are adopted? Ioninton[edit]

I am curious on how new words get adopted & what the criteria is that allows them to be posted on a page. The word Ioniton was deleted because it was considered an "invented" word. How do terms like Twerking & Selfie make it on a Wiki Page? Those are just as obviously "Invented" words. Until those words made it out of a small regional or social group to reach a larger audience, they were words with no definition. Someone had to be the first to post those words & make a Wiki page. Why were those words accepted & Ioniton not?

What I had posted was a completely legitimate word in South Eastern & Central Florida. It is a word that is also spreading to other areas as a name for a device that has the definition I had provided. It has been around for about 6 or 7 years now, & only recently been gaining more usage due to a local company that has been developing & selling these units. Harbor Freight carries a line of devices similar that in this area fall under the generic term Ioniton. If these products are being sold in stores, on web sites, & through sales people. Why is it not allowed to be posted as a word on Wiki? You tube has many DIY types of units that would fall under the term Ioniton by the definition provided. Instead of having a name linked with these devices many people are still using the description of the product. I figured having a Wiki page would allow people to start putting a consistent name to these devices so everyone understands what they are instead of just describing them.

Just like taking a self portrait was a description that eventually became called a selfie. A girl shaking her arse on a dance floor became Twerking. Words that were coined or invented to shorten a description of something & instead gave it a name.

Since there is a segment of the population already using Ioniton & many of these devices are already in mainstream use, I don't understand why there can't be a wiki page for them. At some point, every word is coined or invented.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by SunBlaidd (talkcontribs) 03:59, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia does not have pages to help incorporate words into the main stream. Wikipedia articles are for things that are already in the mainstream. We would need to have reliable sources that use the word and explain what it needs. The article you wrote had no reliable sources and I could not find any reliable sources. Also your statement on the talk page when you contested the speedy deletion did not help your cause, "As such it has not made it's way into the general language of the U.S. Having this page helps incorporate the word into the main stream." -- GB fan 12:01, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

CSD log[edit]

Hi GB fan. I see that you deleted my CSD log after I had requested for it a year ago. I'm sorry, but can you please restore the deleted versions of the page this time? I think I accidentally tagged it for deletion, and now I need it back. Thank you GB fan! :-) Mediran (alt) (talk) 03:54, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

I have restored the history for you. -- GB fan 10:21, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Private edit filter[edit]

Your private edit filter "Beals" prevented me from adding this:

  • ~~~ (I phoned: Amy knew all about it and was very helpful). Travelling in from Tipton by car if anybody local wants a lift.

to Wikipedia:GLAM/Thinktank/Event 2 #How to book. Changing Tipton to Dudley avoided the filter. What have you got against Tipton? --RexxS (talk) 15:56, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

I made a change and didn't test properly. It has been fixed and it shouldn't stop you any longer. Sorry about that. -- GB fan 15:58, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
LOL! No problem, it happens to all of us. But as I'm probably the only relatively active editor who originates from Tipton, I was stating to become a bit paranoid :) Cheers --RexxS (talk) 16:43, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

RfA nomination[edit]

Hi, I saw you reverted votes at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/TeaLover1996 and I just wanted to say that I am sorry for voting to early, did not realise it was not transcluded. Also the editor nominated me at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Qed237, without my knowledge, and even if I might actually pass (have not looked at all requirements though) I am not very interested at the moment to become an admin. I want to focus more on my own editing first, creating more articles and learn more about different processes. Is it possible to just make it "disappear" like it never happened or do I have to go through with this now? And will this affect my chances in the future? Thanks in advance for any response. QED237 (talk) 23:08, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

No problem. You should always check WP:RFA to see if the RFA is transcluded. I have deleted the RFA they created and let them know why I did it. -- GB fan 23:18, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much. A final question, if you dont mind. Why had the page not been transcluded? It just takes some time or does someone have to do something manually (nominator or an admin)? QED237 (talk) 23:20, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
It takes someone to actually do it. There are only two people who should transclude the nomination, the nominee or the nominator. Someone can create their RFA and work on it for a while before they are ready to start the process. -- GB fan 23:25, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Okay I understand. When I feel ready myself I will take a close look at the requirements and procedures to make sure I get it right. Thank you again for all your help. QED237 (talk) 23:37, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Perla (Town)[edit]

GB can you move Talk:Perla (Town) back to Talk:Perla too? I know I cant! Face-sad.svg 220 of Borg 11:36, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

I missed that, now fixed. -- GB fan 11:40, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I also tossed a warning template to the 'offending' party. Face-angry red.png
Bad news, they have recreated Perla (City)! See here where RHaworth warned them not to do that. 220 of Borg 11:52, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

free speech is a bitch right?[edit]

Thank you for deleting my post regarding Steve Womack. The internet used to be a haven for free speech. Not anymore I guess. You'll probably delete this one as well. That's not very nice. (talk) 17:04, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Free speech does not apply to private websites such as Wikipedia. You want free speech, create your own website and you can say what you want to say. -- GB fan 17:20, 18 May 2015 (UTC)


Actually this is how dab pages work, at least in any other language version of Wikipedia. Im am doing this since 11 years and never had such a ridiculous discussion about that. A dab page should lead the reader to the relevant articles for a word with multiple meanings. The most important meaning of this specific one is that it is the Spanish word for contract killer. It is simply a synonym that is not only used in Spanish texts but also in other languages. For example the word / dab page was linked here from dozens of other articles in the meaning "contract killer". For a reader it would be very helpful to highlight this meaning and direct them to the contract killing article. --NiTen (talk) 13:31, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Well it might be the way other language projects do it but it is not the way it is done on the English Wikipedia. Every entry on the page must have a blue linked article that discusses the term that the DAB page is about. -- GB fan 13:34, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Also thanks for the link, I added the wikitionary link to the page. -- GB fan 13:36, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of David Silver Spares Museum[edit]

Hi, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place but I'm still a bit new at this. A page I created has been deleted before I managed to write on the talk page, just didn't get back home in time it would seem. I have left my reasons to contest the deletion. Where do I go from here? Many thank MAbbey (talk) 18:08, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

MAbbey, I have restored the article as a draft in your userspace, User:MAbbey/David Silver Spares Museum. I would suggest reading Wikipedia:Your first article so you have a better understanding of the requirements for an article. -- GB fan 19:11, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, I may have been a bit hasty on this one. I'll move the content to my sandbox and take it (slowly) from there. MAbbey (talk) 19:21, 20 May 2015 (UTC)


Hello, I do not understand... You deleted page User:Debtcounseling What can I write on the User Page? Why exist User Page? Make an extra charge to create an account and You'll not have spam... Best Regards Serg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debtcounseling (talkcontribs) 10:36, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not the place to advertise anything. You can put some information about yourself on the userpage to let other editors know things about you. If it reads like you are promoting something or someone it will get deleted. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and everything needs to center around that, If you want to advertise there are plenty of places on the web where you can advertise for free. -- GB fan 10:43, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

ok, I rewrote so good?-:) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debtcounseling (talkcontribs) 11:05, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

No, you are still trying to sell your services. What kinds of articles are you going to edit? -- GB fan 13:10, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not going to edit articles I just filled out the User Page, but I see here it is not welcome... Wikipedia does not want a new members Why exist User Page? I think you need delete option "сreate account" and to edit themselves..-:(( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debtcounseling (talkcontribs) 14:03, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) If you're not planning to contribute to articles, then why are you here? To sell/promote things? Because this seems to fall under WP:NOTHERE and WP:NOTADVERTISING- Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Joseph2302 (talk) 14:07, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I guess you do not understand what Wikipedia is. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and everyone who edits here should be helping to build it. Wikipedia is not the place for you to have a page about yourself or your business. Wikipedia is welcoming to people that are here to help build the encyclopedia and if you want to help, please do but do not come here to create a way to help you make money. -- GB fan 14:10, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

But, if in the future I'm planning to contribute to articles why I can't filled out the User Page? I'm tired of arguing with you -:((((( Goodbye! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debtcounseling (talkcontribs) 14:25, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

I guess I do not see any argument going on, I see a discussion about how this website works. You can put information on your userpage, but when you write things like "which is why you deserve a person who is willing to truly meet with these companies and suggest only the best." you are advertising your services as a debt counselor and that is not allowed. -- GB fan 15:24, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


Do whatever you want, but remember simply keeping a pro-Pakistan wiki redirect won't change anything in real world. I don't care about some redirect as long as terrorists are bumped. Some people in WP will support them with the excuse WP:RNEUTRAL. Cheers, happy administrating. I am not interested in those redirects anymore, Real life is a bigger problem than Wiki life. I have seen some Wp administrators simply give warning message during edit war without trying to find out which side is right. We need more administrators as the number of users are increasing and it's becoming difficult for few to keep a track on them. Bollywood movies are regularly vandalized and as they have few page watchers, and the edit is not corrected for a long time. Especially those movies released more than 5 years ago--C E (talk) 17:45, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

CosmicEmperor, I am not doing anything with them except declining the speedy deletions as there is no valid speedy deletion criterion to delete them. -- GB fan 20:23, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
"India occupied Kashmir" is one time acceptable but calling a recognized terrorist movement by United Nations, US, EU as "Independence Movement" or "Freedom Struggle" is clear vandalism. Do you have such kind of redirects for article of "9/11 attacks"? because same terrorists have done 2001 Indian Parliament attack, 2008 Mumbai Attacks in India. Maybe, as it is happening in India it deserve to call "Freedom struggle", different rule for Western nations.--Human3015 Say Hey!! • 22:11, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
It is not clear vandalism. If you think the redirects should be deleted you will need to follow the procedures at WP:RFD. There are no speedy deletion criterion that apply. -- GB fan 22:19, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
"Insurgency in Kashmir" is called as "Freedom struggle" only by terrorists. You may not know depth of this subject. Now if I create redirects regarding "9/11 attacks" or any other terrorist attack in Europe by name which is favorite of those terrorists then don't delete it, if anyone deletes it you should restore it. Be a neutral admin. Happy Administrating. --Human3015 Say Hey!! • 23:42, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Any new redirects will be evaluated on a case by case basis. -- GB fan 11:27, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Good Faith editors[edit]



Still support them? C E (talk) 04:10, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

What do 3 year old blocks have to do with anything that is currently going on? -- GB fan 10:26, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Can you help here[edit]

I see you have reached out to the admin that deleted the redirects. Chris has said he will undelete the first one and you should ask him to do that. The second one is a little more problematic. I do not see where the article Hinduism in Pakistan discusses Hindus being killed, so it does not appear to be a valid redirect. -- GB fan 18:31, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Jaime Herrera Beutler[edit]

First off, I've been editing Jaime Herrera Beutler for years.

Second, you wrongly accuse me of vandalism on this page. What part of Wikipedia:Vandalism had to do with my post? My edits were 100% factual and abide by all Wikipedia policies. How are they vandalism? Be specific.

Further, GB fan, you deleted my update to the page that Jaime Herrera Beutler is on the United States House Committee on Appropriations. Why? You're either being thoughtless in your reverts or ironically committing vandalism yourself as you A) Did not assume good faith; B) Committed blanking; or even C) Committed user talk page vandalism by illegitimately editing my Talk page over this nonsense issue.

I'll assume good faith and give you the benefit of the doubt, so unless you can offer compelling reasons on how BOTH of my edits were vandalism, as you claimed, I'll rightfully put them back. If you revert them again I'll accuse you of vandalism. If you keep being unreasonable or vandalizing, I'll have to escalate this and the moderators will decide that my two new pieces of content should stay on the page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CharlieHatch64 (talkcontribs) 02:29, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

It was at the end of my day yesterday and I over reacted when I saw the Chicken Fucker piece. It was not vandalism. The committee assignment does belong on the page and I have replaced it. The rest does not belong. It might belong other places within the encyclopedia like the person who made the comment but not on the individual House member's articles. -- GB fan 10:19, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

EF 688[edit]

Hi. Have a look at the notes for edit filter 688. Best,  —SMALLJIM  13:38, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Replied there. -- GB fan 14:36, 28 May 2015 (UTC)