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Lenovo Research[edit]

Just seen that this page which I'd speedied was recreated and redeleted. Apologies since I didn't see what happened, but was this by the same editor, Arcticview, or a different one? Arcticview has a warning from me on their page not to edit further without posting a COI disclosure, so they could be sockpuppeting from a different account if it's a new account. 14:27, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

It is the same account. They have also posted at the help desk asking for help with the article. - GB fan 14:29, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Re: CSD[edit]

Thank you for your advice, and sorry for the trouble.


GABgab 14:30, 3 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello GB fan. If you don't mind, could you consider providing a copy of a deleted revision at List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom by date of death? Thank-you.--Nevéselbert 17:01, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

I have emailed you the latest version of the article. - GB fan 18:18, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Harry Brushett[edit]

Could I take a look at whatever you'd nuked on HB? I think he might be workable into an article, if it's the same fellow. Anmccaff (talk) 22:31, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Here is the entire content of what I deleted.
Harry Brushett was captain of the Foundation Franklin from 1941 to 1947. He is referred to as "The Man From Burin" in Farley Mowat's The Grey Seas Under, which documents the exploits of the ship and its colorful masters.
GB fan 22:41, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Yep, that's the boy; I can see why you nuked it. Anmccaff (talk) 23:18, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Please delete my article![edit]

Hello GB-Fan, I created the article "Geshe Tenzin Dhargye". Now I have to delete it because it causes a lot problems for GTD, which I never intended. You have refused my Speedy deletion request, now I added this Proposed Deletion Tag. What can I do to speed up this process? Is there anything you can tell me to help me? Thank you so much! Lucia --Luzilla Knapp (talk) 19:15, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Someone asking about deleted article[edit]

Hello. At the Help Desk, someone asked about an article on Diane Larsen-Freeman that you deleted on Dec. 13, 2016. That's all I know, but maybe you can respond there and explain what happened. Regards, DonFB (talk) 08:14, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

I would like to know why is Atis Constant's Article deleted[edit]

Hello! How are you doing GB fan i please want to know why you deleted the article Atis Constant --Itilite (talk) 03:07, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

I deleted it because the article made no claim to significance. It was later deleted after a deletion discussion see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Atis Constant. ~ GB fan 11:00, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Atis Constant page has been deleted several times, it has been created by other people that may not know if they have to respect the Wikipedia rules and how to create an article please help getting the page back GB fan.--Itilite (talk) 20:35, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

You should talk to the admin that closed the AfD, MelanieN. She might give you the article text as a draft so that you can work on it. ~ GB fan 20:50, 11 March 2017 (UTC)


the tag at the front of 'Perth Link precinct' is a misnomer - the CFD is actually about 'Perth City Link precinct' - the first was created accidentally (which why I had tried to make it CSD), the second was intentional - but in the end, considering the mucking around I couldnt give a damn - the splitting hairs over whether a category means one thing or another is equivalent to wandering through talk pages with endless go around conversations - and some seem to enjoy that, I do not. JarrahTree 12:22, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

JarrahTree, I have no idea what you are talking about here. A link to something would be helpful. ~ GB fan 12:50, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
My sincerest apologies, my famous obscurantism rises its peculiar head again - the diffs are Category:Perth City Link precinct and Category:Perth Link precinct - you had been kind enough to delete the talk of the second item JarrahTree 13:00, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
JarrahTree, I deleted the talk page because you created the talk page, was the only contributor to that talk page and marked it for deletion. If you meant something else, I apologize. I do not work in categories much and do not understand all the nuances of the categorization schemes or CFDs. I will try to help, but I still do not understand what you would like to happen. ~ GB fan 13:26, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
My apologies - not yours in any way required. I had created a wrong titled cat, then created what I thought was closer - another user put the modified correct version up for CSD - as they thought it was adequately covered by a cat which didnt have the word precinct in it - and in the end I dont care - this stuff drags out and is such a time waster. You are very wise, avoiding cat business is wise. I dont bother now if the revised cat is deleted - the ambiguity of categories meanings is frought with many CSD arguments and rearrangements well worth avoiding. As to your help - you have read my explanations, I think all it is waiting for the CFD to play out - and your help in the end is perhaps not needed. But, If anyone else chooses to conflate the Perth Link precinct with Perth City Link precinct as the single item - that is beyond me - the first one I had tried to get CSD, but the CFD tag was put on it (probably mistakenly) - I suppose it would help if you chose to read the CSD at Perth Link precinct as not what the tag says, and delete it - at least that is then out of the way... If you have followed what I have tried to explain - otherwise please dont bother about it any further. thanks JarrahTree 13:39, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Reverted edit of User:Khintye/sandbox[edit]

Why did you revert my speedy deletion nomination of User:Khintye/sandbox? The article already exists? --TheSandDoctor (talk) 17:19, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion is only done on articles that meet one of the criterion listed at WP:CSD. The article already existing is not one of those criterion. ~ GB fan 17:23, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Edit: The same goes for Draft:Sex Roles: Biological Perspective --TheSandDoctor (talk) 17:24, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Edit #2: The same goes for Draft:Alternative Healing Methods --TheSandDoctor (talk) 17:25, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

You are right the same goes, not a valid speedy deletion criterion. Read WP:CSD and start using valid speedy deletion criterion. ~ GB fan 17:27, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Anita Rios prod[edit]

Hi there GB fan, would you restore Anita Rios so I can contest the prod? I only became aware of it when you deleted it. Thank you!--TM 14:45, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Article has been restored. ~ GB fan 14:47, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Laurens van Rooyen[edit]

Conversation continuing on Talk:Laurens van Rooyen

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hello GB fan,

Reading around you seem to be someone with some authority and knowledge of the Wikipedia phenomenon. I am new to the business and I have a question. I am, or I just made, a Wikipedia lemma about a Dutch musician/composer Laurens van Rooyen. To my surprise somebody (Fortuna imperatrix mundi) added a reference to some publication which has Nothing to do with the subject of the lemma! I then removed it but then later a certain Bonadea informed that my correction was reverted.

What is happening? And can one do something about it?


Michiel — Preceding unsigned comment added by MountainR (talkcontribs) 16:07, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

MountainR, there is a way to do this and that is what you did here, talk to the people in involved. Also leave edit summaries to explain why you are doing something. In this case if you had left an edit summary when you removed the reference to the effect that the reference does not verify any information in the article, your edit would probably not be reverted. At this point you shuld go to Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi and explain why you don't think the reference belongs and find out why they think it belonged in the article. If the two of you can agree, it is solved. ~ GB fan 16:19, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the note GB fan. @MountainR: This is a minor misunderstanding, only because, as you say, you are 'new to the business' here :) on wikipedia, the most important thing about the subject of an article is how verifiable it is (by the way, if ever you see a blue link like that <--- one, click on it- it will take you to a page with some useful information!). And the way we verify articles is by how it is referenced. Now; when you created the article, it could have been deleted eight minutes after you created it, and it consisted of less than fifteen words of prose. My adding the reference was a helpful (I hope!) act; it was from a reliable source (something else we tend to insist on, I'm afraid), and the role it played was verifying the most simple fact- that this individual exists. Now- you are not, in fact, out of the wooods yet, as the references you have added- with one possible exception- are not to the aforementioned 'reliable sources'- specifically, YouTube and IMDB. These are not generally deemed reliable, as they have no or little editorail oversight. So you have some work to do I'm afraid  :) but I hope this information, and pointers have helped. Cheers, — O Fortuna! Imperatrix mundi. 16:35, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@GB fan: Have a word, please? The talking seems to have stopped, and the reverting begun. — O Fortuna! Imperatrix mundi. 16:51, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi:Hello, hello, I am trying to talk, on this page, but the messages seem to disappear... or you are writing at the same time.

MountainR (talk) 17:05, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks very much MountainR- do you mind if I ask a personal question- but are you personally Dutch, too? I ask because I think and 'easy' (ready-made!) way of sorting out the question of references would be to use this Googlenews search- there are loads of (reliable-looking) news reports about him, in Dutch. Can you use them? — O Fortuna! Imperatrix mundi. 17:13, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, GBf, I forgot we were on your talk, rather than article talk- hence the ping. @MountainR:, I know it's not a great source- but the important thing is to provide more sources, not get rid of tyhe ones you have! — O Fortuna! Imperatrix mundi. 16:54, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

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Mario Bango[edit]

What I am referring to is that the article is of Ivan Artaza, who among other opportunities has said he is familiar with it, therefore it is considered as insignificant and self-promotion (so it is from the same family).

Also the sources are from the official website itself, links that do not mention it and blogs. -- (talk) 17:59, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

WP:PROD or WP:AFD if you really believe it should be deleted. ~ GB fan 18:24, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Formal Dude (talk) 21:49, 21 March 2017 (UTC)[edit]

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got it. ~ GB fan 22:48, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Face-wink.svg Thanks -Formal Dude (talk) 02:16, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Marwadi University[edit]

I tagged this for speedy deletion as it is clearly a copy and paste job from another article. This article was speedily deleted by DGG earlier today and this version is no improvement. There is no evidence that this is a University or any sort of college. It may be a hoax or a degree mill. The presumption of notability only relates to institutions that can make a reasonable claim to exist.  Velella  Velella Talk   12:05, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

The article does appear it was copied and pasted from a previous article and DGG did delete the article as a G11. None of that has anything to do with the fact that you tagged this as A7. A7 specifically excludes educational institutions from its applicable subject areas. This is an educational institution so A7 does not apply and that is what I declined. If you believe it is a hoax then you should have tagged it as G3 If you believe it is a degree mill, then take it to PROD or AFD. If you think it is advertising the university then tag it as G11. Don't complain that I declined an A7 speedy deletion nomination on an article about an educational institution. ~ GB fan 12:57, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Also, it exists on the web. ~ GB fan 13:03, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
personally, I think this university is real and that a page could be written. But if this is doubted, the way to deal with it is AfD--speedy as a hoax is only for undoubted hoaxes thatare obviously hoaxes on the face of it without the need to investigate. A7 of course does not apply in any case to anything that calls itself a university. DGG ( talk ) 04:54, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

"Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū series"/"Power Pro Kun Pocket series" redirect[edit]

Hi there, I seen that you decline the delete of these redirects. I completely understand the purpose of a redirect, it's another phrase used to link to an article. My problem is though, not only has all the links to these redirects been eliminated, but it is impossible to type Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū with a standard QWERTY keyboard, thus making that redirect page void. Plus, both phrases have inserted the word title incorrectly. I genuinely believe the best course of action is to delete said redirects as they waste article space on Wikipedia, and are formatted incorrectly to begin with. Iftekharahmed96 (talk) 08:49, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

I see you are talking about the redirects, Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū series and Power Pro Kun Pocket series. It always helps to actually link what you are discussing. You moved two articles to different titles and are now trying to get the left over redirects deleted. I declined both your attempts so far, first a speedy deletion request with a reason that is not one of the approved criteria. The second with WP:PROD, but that process says it can not be used on redirects. At this point if you believe the redirects should be deleted you will need to nominate them using the process described at WP:RFD. Before doing that you need to read a couple of sections of the policy, WP:RFD#DELETE and WP:RFD#KEEP. As you read through them you will see that in most cases redirects, such as these, are kept. They are redirects from moves of articles that have been around a long time. It is possible that both redirects have incoming links from external websites that if these are deleted those would be broken. There is nothing harmful about these redirects. Also as for saving space, deleting pages actually increases the amount of server space required as nothing is really deleted, just hidden from most editor's view. So while you might consider them a waste of space, they are not actually wasting any space. More space has actually been wasted by the nominations, declines and this discussion. Based on my experience here I can predict with almost 100% certainty that the outcome of the discussion will be that they are kept. A nomination will be a further waste of time and server space. ~ GB fan 11:38, 24 March 2017 (UTC)