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The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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Younganz Fusion Page[edit]

02 March 2017

Hi Alex, just wondering how I submit a draft to a actual Wikipedia page so people can see it. I'm asking you as I dont really understand how to do it. Thank youS4city (talk) 15:05, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

All about drafts: Wikipedia:Drafts
The place to ask questions is at the Tea House
Please note that new articles have to abide by Wikipedia's Five Pillars and must comply with The Golden Rule . -- Alexf(talk) 15:12, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Help me[edit]

Please help me dear — Preceding unsigned comment added by Giteshs78 (talkcontribs) 15:41, 2 March 2017 (UTC)


Hiiii my dear please help me to article editing. @giteshs78 User:Giteshs78 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Giteshs78 (talkcontribs) 15:52, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

For help you should ask at the Tea House where a trained set of volunteers are awaiting your questions. -- ~~


Shouldn't the block for BotPatrol be on username grounds? I seem to recall that username block templates have a line that reads something like, "Usernames may not have the word "bot" in the title unless the account is an approved bot account". If you concur I'd be happy to re-block, otherwise I'll leave it be. TomStar81 (Talk) 21:37, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

You are correct. Redone. -- Alexf(talk) 21:38, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello Dear Alex[edit]

Please Create a Article About Iranian Singer Babak Rahnama, Check This Videos

(YouTube removed) — Preceding unsigned comment added by GlobalUser70 (talkcontribs) 15:36, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

"Please create an article"? You are asking at the wrong place. If the subject is notable then why don't you create it? Or you can also request creation. Note that YouTube is not a reliable source and please sign your posts in Talk properly. -- Alexf(talk) 16:57, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

User talk:AlanaDee[edit]

Hi, this account has been renamed. I have cleaned up their article so it deals with the concept, that looks notable, rather than specific courses. Are you OK with them being unblocked? Just Chilling (talk) 22:38, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

@Just Chilling: Ok. -- Alexf(talk) 23:10, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
Thx. :-) Just Chilling (talk) 23:20, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

You've removed my edit by mistake?[edit]

Hi Alex. Sorry, i am new to Wikipedia maybe i am using the interface wrong but i didn't find the option to message you directly.

I've just received the following message from you: Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Caligula. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Repeated vandalism can result in the loss of editing privileges. Thank you. Alexf(talk) 21:08, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

You have probably made a mistake. I've changed the following line from the article "It was said that the bridge was to rival that of the Persian king, Xerxes, crossing of the Hellespont.[59] Caligula, who could not swim" by linking the phrase Xerxes, crossing of the Hellespont to the relevant (this: article

How does that constitute vandalism?

I am awaiting your apologies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:15, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

OK. It is a Good Article, and as such it has to be closely scrutinized. Please remember to sign your posts in Talk Pages properly. -- Alexf(talk) 21:35, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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User:Marvi press club korangi[edit]

You may wish to revoke talk page access as well.--Cahk (talk) 07:46, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

 Done. Thanks. - 11:12, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Hamilton (musical) page protection term[edit]

Hi Alexf,

Much appreciation for your page protection of Hamilton (musical). But I don't see what a one week time period will accomplish. This page has received persistent vandalism for almost 2 years now and already been protected several times. That's why I asked for an indefinite period of protection. Especially with new productions of the show currently set to open in 2 U.S. national tours and a production in London, there's no reasonable expectation that the vandalism will die down any time soon. So please reconsider the duration of your protection, so that we aren't right back here in a week. Perhaps 3-6 months at minimum? Many thanks! X4n6 (talk) 21:44, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

@X4n6: Extended it to 6 months, then we see. -- Alexf(talk) 21:47, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks again! X4n6 (talk) 21:51, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

31 hours[edit]

Hello Alexf. I was wondering what is the rationale for 31 hours block (or historical reason), vs 24, 48 or whatever, but couldn't find this information by a quick search. If you happen to know I'd be grateful, otherwise I could always try the tea house, but it's not really an important question. Thanks, PaleoNeonate (talk) 08:49, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

@PaleoNeonate: Not sure why and when that was added as a choice in the tools, but my reason for using it instead of 24 hours is that many offenders are kids from school IPs. They have fun vandalizing during break. 24 hours will set them ready for the same time the next day. This way that is disrupted, so they get bored and go do something else when they can't do it again. Simple but effective. -- Alexf(talk) 09:50, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
It makes a lot of sense and answers my question. Thank you very much. PaleoNeonate (talk) 10:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Pacific Union Financial[edit]


I'd like to work with you to recreate the wiki page for Pacific Union Financial - I was basing the structure/style of the page based on other financial institution articles, while trying my best not to sound promotional, but if the content needs to be further refined just let me know. I'd love to work together to get the article up and running the right way. I'm also fairly new to this, so if I reached out to you in the wrong way I do apologize.


Timothuney (talk) 16:03, 20 March 2017 (UTC)Timothuney

@Timothuney: I do not work on creating new pages much, and only on those subjects I am familiar with. I checked the page you mentioned and see it was deleted by @Athaenara: for cause. Please work with her to see if she wants to restore the page to your sandbox area for you to work on, else I can do it if she agrees. To get help on creating Wikipedia pages you can read about creating new articles or you can ask the folks at the Tea House. -- Alexf(talk) 16:13, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Alexf! I'll reach out to her and see what she wants to do. Timothuney (talk) 16:42, 20 March 2017 (UTC)Timothuney


I see you put David Ibiyeomie up for deletion based on its spammy, drivelly contents at the time that you tagged it. Ironically, the guy does seem to be notable. If you do a Google News search for him you will read all sort of things that might make you smile but which probably do not make the people spamming hagiography on his behalf smile at all. I have reverted to a version of the article that covers his controversies in a little detail, although not too much as it wouldn't be fair to do a hatchet job on him. I'm enjoying the irony here. If his promoters had never brought him to our attention then his controversies might have gone unnoted outside of Nigeria. They may come to regret it. --DanielRigal (talk) 21:48, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Ok. But still way POV. Will clean up some of that. -- Alexf(talk) 21:53, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Oh dear. I see that it got put it back to its spammy state in-between me reverting it and you seeing it. That POV nonsense is certainly not what I was advocating. I have put it back to what I consider to be the valid version, including the referenced news coverage of his controversies, and given the author of the hagiography a warning. If this continues I'll request page protection. --DanielRigal (talk) 00:01, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 22 March 2017[edit]

Fixed - Thanks -- Alexf(talk) 19:16, 22 March 2017 (UTC)


Why on earth did you revert the change to add libretorrent to the page for open-source android apps?

Adding it was a special request by the community, and not "soapboxing". And even if it were, it links the source code right there!

Thouliha (talk) 20:16, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

It was put by the owner, with a name matching the site. That is spamming his own product, and a conflict of interest -- Alexf(talk) 20:31, 23 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello Alexf, I notice you blocked Xploreict a month back and I found this newly registered user Nilav.ahmed who looks like a single-purpose account and recreated the same article (Saidul Islam Roney) so can you please take a look. Thank you – GSS (talk|c|em) 08:49, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

LeenzArt (blocked)[edit]

Dear Alex, I received a message yesterday requesting a change of user name or editing my current username, so I created this new account, regarding the article I posted, is there any requested changes to it as I cant find it on google search.

Thank you for your help Leena — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leena Al Ayoobi (talkcontribs) 08:25, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Please read ab out conflicts of interest and autobiographies. Writing about yourself is strongly discouraged. -- Alexf(talk) 16:02, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Eugene Martin (Paperboy)[edit]

Hi, I published a page about a very important case that was in connection with the most famous case of Child Kidnapping in the U.S. the case of Johnny Gosch. I ask that you please republish it. I jus wanted people to know more about the Johnny Gosch case and this case was very significant to it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nlopezcal26 (talkcontribs) 18:21, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Did not assert notability. I could userfy it for you if you want. Best I can do. -- Alexf(talk) 00:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Not uncontroversial page move[edit]

You deleted the Kaula redirect with "Deleted to make room for an uncontroversial page move". On the talk page I cited a top tertiary source, Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism, that contests it. The other editor merely cited WP:OR.VictoriaGraysonTalk 14:26, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

13 years of editing, today[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Alexf. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Chris Troutman (talk) 22:36, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Yep. Today is the day! -- Alexf(talk) 00:41, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Vanessamaeoffice / Jasonjsavage[edit]

Hi; you recently blocked user Vanessamaeoffice (talk · contribs) based on username. Today, a new user Jasonjsavage (talk · contribs) appeared, making substantially the same edits to Vanessa-Mae (history).

I'm not an admin and not sufficiently familiar with Wikipedia sock puppetry to say whether this constitutes being a sock puppet; or might just be a good-faith attempt by the guy to re-register with a more acceptable user name (although I think he should have gone the WP:UNC route instead, if that's the case). Can you opine? TJRC (talk) 22:13, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

It is a little more complicated. They may have a COI, and they may be a paid account which they should disclose. I would bring this to ANI. In the meantime, I left a notice to them. -- Alexf(talk) 22:51, 28 March 2017 (UTC)


Dear Sir, I am new to Wikipedia so not entirely sure how to go about this. I apologise if this is not the correct channel.

I have been trying to add to the page Vanessa-Mae. The page currently casts unfair suspicion on Vanessa-Mae by including a large amount of material on her ban by the International Ski Federation, a rather sour reference to her acquittal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport but no information at all on the International Olympic Committee's decision to allow her to keep her Olympic result and the highly relevant damages settlement and public apology from the International Ski Federation. Without this information to balance the existing negative material, the page is actually defamatory!

Please note that I am not being paid to edit this page as has been suggested and I have only used material in the public domain from credible media sources. I am a fan but I believe that I had worded everything sufficiently matter-of-factly.

I also added some information on Vanessa-Mae's charity work over the years which has also been deleted. I don't understand why? It was not promotional and it was all accurate and properly researched and referenced.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Jasonjsavage (talk) 15:16, 29 March 2017 (UTC)


Hi Alexf, Can I ask you because the The_Rock_Alchemist 's page was deleted? This is a band with 2 album published with label and worldwide distribution. It even reached some top chart in the world! Let me know.. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevespeed777 (talkcontribs) 07:15, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

The article had no references asserting notability for bands. If you have them, and can assert it meets the minimum requirements; (they were pointed to in the deletion notice), then I could userfy the article for you to work on, upon request. BTW, it would be nice if you had linked to the article: The Rock Alchemist. Makes it easier to find. Please remember to properly sign your posts in Talk pages. -- Alexf(talk) 10:21, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Page deleted[edit]

Dear AlexF,

the page I created, of the artist Lino Schwarz (I hope that here creates a red link, I'm not sure) has been deleted like two days after it's creation, I think the reason was that he wasn't relevant enough or something.

I'm one of his gallerists and think it's quite important for him to have a tab on Wikipedia as he's an pretty fast upcoming artist. What do I have to do to keep it online?

Lycro (talk) 15:00, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

It did not assert notability under artist requirements. If you consider it does, we can userfy it to you so you can work on it. As-is, it could not stay. Wikipedia does not work on "relevant" but on notable subjects. Being "quite important for him to have a tab on Wikipedia", as you put it, is advertising and seriously against the goals of the Project. If you want to advertise a "pretty fast upcoming artist" (as you put it), please get a website, or a blog. This is not the place. Once the artist is established, and independent reliable sources have written about him, then somebody not connected will eventually write an encyclopedic article. If you have any questions, please ask them at the Tea House. -- Alexf(talk) 15:11, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017[edit]

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Is continuing to be disruptive even after you blocked them. Can you remove their talk page privileges? Sakuura Cartelet Talk 20:49, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

I see that was done by someone else. -- Alexf(talk) 02:56, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello Alex.

I just want to clarify that I did not write about myself. Winters19 wrote my biography and sent me a copy. She made some changes and submitted my biography on her account winter19. I did not know the rules and when I received it and I submitted it as well in error.

I understand that it appears that I wrote an autobiography but this is not the case. I would really appreciated your assistance. Please advise.

Thank you,

Nick — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nickzmarino (talkcontribs) 03:50, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017[edit]

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Paul Motian link removal[edit]

Just a note, the link you removed to the Paul Motian interview was not spam, nor was it an attempt at self promotion. The article linked to was in fact directly referenced by name in Paul's obituary in the New York Times. It was probably the most relevant and informative reference in the Wikipedia article. I'm not going to make any steps to reinstate it, but just thought I'd let you know. I really could have cared less whether it was follow or no follow. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chuck Braman (talkcontribs) 15:41, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Has nothing to do with nofollow. Has to do with you posting a link to your own website. -- Alexf(talk) 15:59, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

could you please explain...[edit]

The deletion log shows you deleted Sentinel Class Cutters under {{G8}}. Did it not point to Sentinel class cutter, or reasonable equivalent? Geo Swan (talk) 17:04, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

How would I remember? It shows the deletion was done in mid-2013. Sorry but that is too long ago to remember. I see the article exists. I see no issues. -- Alexf(talk) 18:32, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Since I am not an administrator, I can't look at deleted revisions. Since you are an administrator, you can. I wasn't asking you to guess, or remember. I thought you could simply look at the deleted versions. Geo Swan (talk) 13:28, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
@Geo Swan: Ah. I must have misunderstood your request (was busy that day). Indeed it was only a redirect to Sentinel Class Cutters, a non-existent page. -- Alexf(talk) 13:33, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Disruptive editing[edit]

Dear Alex, I agree with the fact that the page considered promotional was removed. But I cannot agree on deleting the sample sewing section. Tanyadimitrova (talk) 12:32, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Had no references. Coined terms do not automatically have notability. -- Alexf(talk) 12:34, 16 May 2017 (UTC)


Perked my curiosity that's all-? Happy retirement though- enjoy! — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:48, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! -- Alexf(talk) 12:49, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
But what are they? (Sorry if it's a secret and I shouldn't ask!) — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:52, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Wife's requests to do stuff. <rolls eyes> -- Alexf(talk) 12:52, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Of coooourse! Duh! Should've got that :D The bane of any man's retirement I expect! Well, lets hope for more cool beers and WP:G11's and less clearing out the attic eh ;) take care! — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:56, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Lil Pump Deletion[edit]

02 March 2017

Hi Alex, just wondering why you deleted my page on Lil Pump. He's an up and coming artist who I believe should have a wikipedia page. Why do you think he doesn't? Thank youDarthVectivus (talk) 10:10, 24 May, 2017 (UTC)

@DarthVectivus: - Did not meet notability under WP:MUSIC. Sorry but rules are clear. Saying "up and coming artist who I believe should have a wikipedia page" doesn't cut it. Maybe in the future when he is established. -- Alexf(talk) 14:31, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Jersey Strong Foundation Deletion[edit]

Good morning Alex,

Hope all is well. We are trying to create a page for our foundation, the [Jersey Strong Foundation], but it keeps getting taken down. I've taken out any links that could be seen as copyright infringement, but doesn't seem to stick. Could you please advise?

It is not a question of "sticking", but a question of notability, copyright issues, and conflicts of interest. Questions about how Wikipedia works, should be asked at the Tea House. -- Alexf(talk) 14:31, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Alex. As far as notability, the foundation has donated over $500K to nonprofits throughout New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy. Regarding copyright issues -- we have taken out any links that could be viewed as promotional. We've read a multitude of articles, and visited the Tea House, but still doesn't seem as though we can correctly abide by Wikipedia's strict regulations. We're simply trying to inform the public of this nonprofit entity whose looking to continue their altruism from here out. If you could please advise/assist, it'd be greatly appreciated! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rhubler (talkcontribs) 14:59, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. When you say "trying to inform the public", that is the definition of promotional. Having donated money does not make an organization notable. You also seem to be confusing copyright and promotional, as you stated above ("Regarding copyright issues -- we have taken out any links that could be viewed as promotional"). Note that Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously (as you just saw). Also you refer to "we". That is also against Wikipedia's rules. Please read the help files or ask questions at the Tea House as instructed. This is not the place to get instructions. Please remember to sign your posts in Talk pages properly by adding four tildes. -- Alexf(talk) 15:20, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your wonderful help, Alex — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rhubler (talkcontribs) 15:27, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Lil Pump[edit]

I believe this was a notable article about a notable topic. Perhaps you should have brought it to AFD instead of speedily deleting it. MB298 (talk) 23:33, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Obviously I disagree. So did two other admins deleting a different-spelled version Lil pump. Was also a COI issue, and if you search you will find one of the article creators was indef blocked for incivility (which I believe to be part of the COI, if not the same guy as the subject. Feel free to request an undelete if you want to work on it. As-is it stands deleted. -- Alexf(talk) 23:48, 24 May 2017 (UTC)