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Victory SC[edit]

Hello Alex, since I saw on Wikidata that you had deleted the enwiki link to Victory SC, I came over here to have a look for the reason why. As it was a WP:G6, I was expecting to find the new article name somewhere, but can't. Presumably it's lost somewhere between there and Victory SC (Haiti). When you fix it, would you mind re-adding it to d:Q7927548? Many thanks. Jared Preston (talk) 15:10, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Somebody requested G6 for a rename for the Haiti club. I'm at work with little time to study and do redirects. The G6 request was legit so it was done earlier. -- Alexf(talk) 15:19, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
But there's nothing to merge to since there is no history at Victory SC (Haiti) to merge from. Jared Preston (talk) 15:21, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Savvyjack23 (talk · contribs) has sorted it out. Jared Preston (talk) 16:30, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

make a page[edit]

hi , i want make a new page about Vahid Takro, which you deleted before. can i make it again? thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vahidtakro2 (talkcontribs) 17:44, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

You shouldn't. You seem very interested in writing about yourself. You have been told a few times (and even blocked once already for disregarding), on why autobiographies are frowned upon and never a good idea. Please read the linked page in detail to understand why and also understand that an article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing. Please don't forget to sign your posts in talk pages. -- Alexf(talk) 18:09, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Deep Ocean Minerals[edit]

Dear Alex

I was talking in the editors room about my article and during this chat was advised the article was not deleted as such. I explained that I had been given permission to use a word document as the basis of the article - and some of this word document was used in a printed online article. So there was some confusion. He explained that a form needed to be filled out by the author of the article which has been done (see below). However I now come back to the link that was provided and found that you have deleted the whole thing. Can you please advise of next steps give the copyright permission from the person who provided me with the key information:

I hereby affirm that I, Anthony Philip JACOBS, am the creator and hold the original Word Documents of the exclusive copyright of http://www.harnisch.com/uploads/tx_harnisch/wfe_0314minerals_and_trace_elements.pdf I have provided the Wikipedia Author, Thaiso, permission to use this material for a Wikipedia article on Deep Ocean Minerals. I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. Anthony Jacobs Authority : Original Author and Copyright holder 01st Feb, 2015 Leichlingen, Germany

Your help is much appreciated. There seems to be so many people in this process it's very confusing. Cheers Sharon — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thaiso (talkcontribs) 03:15, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

I am not the deleting admin. @Diannaa: is the one. It was deleted on 30 January for copyright violation of a published article by Anthony P. Jacobs and Kevin HU, Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech Ltd, but you say your name is Sharon. All I deleted was a redirect to a non-existent page. As for wanting to donate, please read Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. This is the wrong page to be talking about this. Also, whenever you write in Wikipedia, please follow the rules. Always link to the article in question (as asked at the top of this edit page): The article was: Draft:Deep Ocean Minerals, and please sign your posts in Talk pages. -- Alexf(talk) 10:35, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Edyta Nawrocka[edit]

In my opinion the artist's portfolio is the most important thing. Why all tables with songs, releases, compilations and videos were deleted on Edyta Nawrocka?
--Playr (talk) 15:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Because they were all spam to sell her music. Please read WP:ELNO. -- Alexf(talk) 14:48, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Teodora Teodorovic[edit]

Mr Alex, You have recently deleted an autobiography "Теодора Теодоровић" saying she is not notable enough, while I thinks she meets all of your criteria. Can you explain to me exactly why did you delete the topic? Uros Bojanic (talk) 17:00, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

You are missing the requested link to the article. If you want to get answers you should at least follow the simple directions at top and provide links (clearly requested as #1 on the list). Searching (there are lots of deletions), I see this was an article about a person which did not clearly assert notability (I did not say "she is not notable enough", and this was also clearly explained in the summary and the posted speedy deletion notice). Furthermore you say it was an autobiography? That is seriously frowned upon. Lastly, it was not written in English and this is the English language Wikipedia. If this is your first article, you might want to read this page. You seem to have used the AfC wizard but did not follow through and posted directly to mainspace, even though you read the clear notice at the bottom of the article that said: "STOP! Be warned that by using this process instead of Articles for Creation, this article is subject to scrutiny. As an article in "mainspace", it will be DELETED if there are problems, not just declined." -- Alexf(talk) 17:21, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

List of Bangladeshi poets[edit]

Thanks. He had an article which was deleted: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Md. Ziaul Haque. IPs from that range continue to insert his name into other articles. Dougweller (talk) 22:03, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Unitemps14[edit]

I just wanted to say thank you for blocking Unitemps and to draw your attention to the fact that unitemps appears to actually have two accounts which violate Wikipedia's policy, the other being named Unitemps14. So far this second account not been blocked. Ebonelm (talk) 21:46, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Alexf(talk) 01:55, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello Alex please I want to create the article Tetteh Plahar again. Can you revert it so that I develop it to meet all Wikipedia standards.Regards--Rberchie (talk) 12:36, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

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User Nathtate[edit]

Hi. You recently (25th Feb) blocked a user, Nathtate for three days for vandalism. Block has expired, and they're doing pretty much exactly the same, on the same articles. ‎Eastendersloveu seems to be engaged in exactly the same. Both only making mobile edits to the same articles... BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 23:35, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

delete my article[edit]

dear alex

hope u are doing good . can you please delete my articles permanently written regarding zaara alsabih khan.

much love. thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zaaraalsabihkhan (talkcontribs) 08:39, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Block of User:Dzatplan[edit]

Hi I see you have blocked User:Dzatplan in 2014 because it appears to be mainly intended for publicity and/or promotional purposes. I myself was blockd indefinitely in 2012 for the same wiki-crime, but fortunately for me some other editors stepped in to help. It is only 3 years later that I finally have the guts to start asking questions.

I would appreciate knowing why ’Dzatplan' is considered a promotional name. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 20:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

He had link to a page that had a note promoting that name. Maybe right, maybe wrong. If you want unblock, you need to go through channels as explained in that page. -- Alexf(talk) 01:12, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

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Page deleted DVA (Band)[edit]

Hello Alex, you deleted the page DVA (band) on October 23rd 2014 because it was "A7: Article about a band, singer, musician, or musical ensemble, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject". I am new to Wikipedia and I am trying to determine if the band would meet the notability requirement. They have been featured in PopMatters [1] and Allmusic [2]. They are from the Czech Republic and have a Wikipedia page in Czech [3]. Do you think this band would be suitable for inclusion in the English Wikipedia? Thanks Hedd0026 (talk) 17:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

The article had no sources whatsoever. In order to understand notability issues please read WP:BAND. -- Alexf(talk) 01:09, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

IP and account unfairly blocked[edit]

Alex, you have blocked the account jrf-web-team and the entire IP related to it. Please have a look at my talk page for the full information, but I would like you to re-examine it and reconsider.

The facts are that the jrf-web-team account was created to ensure that information other people added to the page (not, I believe, created by the account) for the Charity is accurate. Edits by the account have included correcting (not adding) the birthday of the CEO, and correcting inaccurate info. Case in point is the issue that has brought this to my attention: the inclusion on the page of a defamatory comment. Originally made in the press, the newspapers involved retracted the mistake they made (in confusing one organisation with another) the same day. However, the link on the page remained and because of your block it was not possible to remove it using the jrf-web-team account or any other on that IP. I understand that the name may have suggested it's use as being for promotion, but if you take a look at the edit history you'll see that it's not the case. This is a research charity looking at the causes of poverty. It doesn't do self-promotion. Hence the block is in error. The user name can be changed, and can tick the box of making edits to other relevant pages (relating to the work of other poverty charities and organisations) but to protect the page from deliberate or accidental but defamatory comments, I really need you to reconsider and unblock the IP.

If there is another cause for the block, perhaps you could explain on my wall (or here). Guy.shrimpton (talk) 09:34, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Do you mean User talk:Jrf-web-team? You did not put a link as requested so I have to guess. If that is the account you are talking about, it is currently not blocked. As you can see, a request for unblock was made and it was granted provided a name-change is requested immediately. The name of the account is in violation of the username policy and was no "unfairly blocked". If that is not the account you are referring to, please provide a link. -- Alexf(talk) 09:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Alex, that is the correct account (isn't that what I called it?), and if that's the case then that's a recent but great update. The entire IP is currently blocked, as explained on my own talk page, meaning no accounts including mine could post. My comment is partly to demonstrate the potentially legally damaging effect that such blocks can have when not used with care. The request was also refused on two separate occasions, exacerbating the problem caused. Cheers Guy.shrimpton (talk) 09:17, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Correction, the IP now seems to be unblocked too, so thank you. Still, do bear in mind the effect that such a block can have and maybe ensure you communicate to resolve first rather than just impose a potentially problematic sanction. I should add, the reason given was that "'it appears to be mainly intended for publicity and/or promotional purposes", which is clearly not the case, and not something you can assert just based on the name of the account. Cheers Guy.shrimpton (talk) 09:25, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Regardless of what you called it, you did not link to it, as requested at the top of the edit page. It makes it much simpler, avoiding a search. Considering the myriad things we do, searching for everything is a waste of time, when you do know the page or account you are talking about and I don't (besides this being a three-year old issue). As for the "potentially legally damaging effect that such blocks can have", I do not know what you are talking about. These issues are very well defined in Wikipedia. Any legal issues you need to discuss with the Foundation, not here. As per the promotional name, it is. It is a clear violation of WP:ORGNAME and the moment a group-named account writes about the group (or company) it becomes promotional. This is an encyclopedia, not Facebook or a blog, or a place to write about yourself or your company. Sorry to have harsh rules but they are all documented and there for a reason.If you want to inquire about them, please ask at the Tea House. If you want to use that account, it must be renamed first, as indicated in their talk page. Log into that account and follow the instructions for for requesting a change of user name -- Alexf(talk) 09:37, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Blocked User (atagar)[edit]

Hi Alex. I'm a developer with the tor project and author of several of its subprojects (including arm and stem). Recently I discovered that you blocked my account after I corrected its links. You didn't leave a message about why, but I'm guessing it's against the rules for project authors to maintain Wikipedia entries on their own projects. If that's the case then fine - happy to honor it. I haven't edited Widipedia for years anyway.

Mostly I wanted to reach out since this block came as a bit of a surprise and felt rather rude. I would've appreciated it if you had left a message telling me my actions were inappropriate and asking me to correct it. A block without even the courtesy of a comment left a rather bitter taste in my mouth.

Anyway, just food for thought.

PS. I thought blocks were supposed to allow the subject to still edit talk pages but this one didn't. That makes it harder to resolve it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 54.240.196.185 (talk) 02:16, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Talk page is and should be open. Block was done because you posted links to a website (atagar.com) with the same name as your account. The talk page has a very big and prominent notice that explains the why and the how to resolve it. May be construed as rude. If so I apologize but breaking the rules is not acceptable. You also have a conflict of interest on the matter, which until now (here) you have not declared. -- Alexf(talk) 09:48, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
> Talk page is and should be open.
Hmmm. If I'm logged in and try to edit this page it gives me a gray field with a notice saying You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia.
> Block was done because you posted links to a website (atagar.com) with the same name as your account. The talk page has a very big and prominent notice that explains the why and the how to resolve it.
I'm guessing you're talking about the discussion with Peridon? If so then I replied on his talk page and tried to work with him on it (1, 2).
Note that was all in 2010. My only edits since then have been version bumps and to correct links (the later of which earned the block). Did any of these edits strike you as malicious? I'm confused why they're contentous.
> May be construed as rude. If so I apologize but breaking the rules is not acceptable.
I'm not clear of the rule I broke. Just so I'm clear, authors of open source projects should not touch the pages of their projects (so I should avoid touching anything tor related). Is that it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.21.26.237 (talk) 15:18, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
> You also have a conflict of interest on the matter, which until now (here) you have not declared.
Hi Alex. Read up on it more and yup, you're right. As a unpaid volunteer it wasn't clear to me I'd be covered by it but yup, according to the advice on that page I am ("If you have a personal connection to a topic or person, you are advised to refrain from editing those articles directly"). Happy to refrain from further tor edits.
That said, that page also says that non-controversial edits are fine. I can see how my actions in 2010 were against the rules, but all my edits since then have been trivial version bumps and link corrections. If you disagree could you please cite a recent contentious edit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.21.26.237 (talk) 16:05, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

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Peter Downes[edit]

On 18 August 2008, you deleted Peter Downes. Could you please have a look whether that was the same person who has just been knighted? If so, the knighthood obviously addresses the notability concern. Schwede66 19:09, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

No. Nothing to do with. Definitely not the same person. -- Alexf(talk) 19:49, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Cool; thanks for checking. Schwede66 20:08, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

proactive question, I hope[edit]

I am here because, long ago in 2011 you took care of speedily deleting a page of mine, and now I have submitted a replacement for review. I recalled just now that it was asked of me to contact you first, but, hey a long time has gone by...anyhow, if you have advice, I would really appreciate hearing. So I guess you could say this is a message from *before* a possible deletion. The page in question is Link-Systems International, Inc.. Thanks... Dkephart (talk) 17:36, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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Deletion of Acorn_Mobility[edit]

Hello you have requested a deletion of a page I edited in naivety Acorn_Mobility the page has been deemed as promoting and advertising products this was not the intention. Most of the claims on the page have noteworthy web entries. The company is noteworthy and is one of the fastest growing companies in the Yorkshire region of the UK over the last 10 years.

I would like to appeal to your better nature in order to edit the page to meet the guidelines set out after all it was published and accepted back in December 2014. If it met the guidelines then can it be not reverted back to the original?

I am not a spam user and genuinely just want to create an informative page for users interested in the company Regards Brett213.229.101.59 (talk) 15:29, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

You seem to be mistaken. I have not requested the deletion of Acorn Mobility and had not seen the page until now. I see it is slated for Acorn Mobility:Articles for Deletion/Acorn by someone else and that there are several comments on that process already. Go make your voice heard there and give your comments, within policy of course. What I did do, was to place a block on the company's account: User talk:Acorn Publications, per violation of the username policy. I made no comments on the issue of spam or advertising, just conflict of interest. -- Alexf(talk) 16:46, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

SIA Scotch Whisky Wikipedia page[edit]

Hello Alex,

Hope this message finds you well.

I recently created a page for SIA Scotch Whisky that it was deleted right away.

This is actually my first time creating/editing a page on Wikipedia and I know there are a lots of guidelines and regulations to follow. I'm not sure If the page was deleted right away because there were not references (yet) or external links. I was actually going to use them but the page got deleted within a few minutes.

My intention was to create an informative page about a spirit with a very interesting story, not an advertising material page. I noticed how other brands such as Johnnie Walker, Four Rose and Double Cross have their own pages on the Wikipedia.

Did I use any words or phrase that I wasn't suppose to use?

Please Alex, advise me on how to create SIA's page without having it taken down again.

Thanks, Alessandro AlessandroSIAScotch (talk) 20:03, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

The article was pure promotion. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a place for advertising. For that you should use your own website. You said it was not promotional, yet you used text like: "is a new, fresh and exciting Whisky" Furthermore, every subject has to be notable, "a new, fresh and exciting Whisky" has a long way to be notable. Please read the linked pages , then compare with one of the other pages you mention and see the difference. You also seem to have a conflict of interest here, judging by your username, and be a case of paid editing. Please read and understand before you continue.-- Alexf(talk) 20:36, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Ayman Lotfy[edit]

Dear Alex i Just Wand to add my name Ayman Lotfy with my wikipedia page link Ayman_ Lotfy to the list of the Egyptian Photographers ... thats all

Ayman Lotfy FMIPP - HonFICS Photographic Society of America PSA Ambassador for Middle East & Middle East Area Membership Director — Preceding unsigned comment added by Allotfy (talkcontribs) 21:55, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a place for self-promotion. Please remember to sign your posts properly. -- Alexf(talk) 22:59, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg I gave you a cupcake Whakaoriori (talk) 05:20, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Scared To Dance (club)[edit]

Hello,

I'm contacting you about the page deletion of Scared To Dance

Here are some external articles which I believe make it worthy of inclusion. Please take a look at them when you have the time.

Many thanks

161.12.36.3 (talk) 15:01, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

I wonder why don't you write an article or request it created at AfC if you think the subject is notable. I am not a reviewer, and posting a bunch of unformatted links here is not very efficient, nor welcome, as I can do nothing for it. I am not a reviewer, and only write articles on subjects I understand. The article in question was a very short, not sourced article, removed way back in 2009 per CSD policy. -- Alexf(talk) 18:31, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hello Alexf. Thanks for deleting the "Clement SOJ" article. I am wondering if the Category:Clement SOJ created by the same editor can be deleted as well. Especially as it no longer has the article. It is listed at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 July 16#Category:Clement SOJ so if it is better to let that run its course that is fine. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 13:45, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

it has been deleted by someone else. -- Alexf(talk) 14:33, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
While I was off watching the golf :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:48, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg You're hungry for a pie Alexf. Whakaoriori (talk) 09:20, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

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