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DYK for William K. Meade[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 10:09, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for William H. Barnes (jurist)[edit]

Thanks for helping Victuallers (talk) 22:23, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Wham Paymaster Robbery[edit]

Could perhaps go back and review again your rewrite of Wham Paymaster Robbery. I mention this because of the close conjunction of two or three puzzlers:

"suspension" vs. "suspicion"
"prejudges" vs. "prejudices"
"a series of witness"

and there was at least one other small nit, but I've just spent a couple hours on my "wiki-drama" addiction and am too befuddled to remember, having finally backed up to here. Anyway, maybe that paragraph or two was written too late in the wee hours?  :-) Shenme (talk) 22:23, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wilfred T. Webb[edit]

Thanks for helping Victuallers (talk) 22:24, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Octavius D. Gass‎[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

ITN for 2014 Belmont Stakes[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 04:49, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Problem with DYK hook you just promoted[edit]

[1] EEng (talk) 14:33, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


Per WP:ADMINACCT, "Subject only to the bounds of civility, avoiding personal attacks, and reasonable good faith, editors are free to question or to criticize administrator actions. Administrators are expected to respond promptly and civilly to queries about their Wikipedia-related conduct and administrator actions and to justify them when needed." I am questioning your administrative action, and I would like you to respond promptly and civilly to my query about your Wikipedia-related conduct. You recently promoted a DYK to the main page that was problematic. This was pointed out before you promoted the DYK hook on the main page errors section. You had previously said that part of the procedure for promoting DYK hooks was reviewing the main page error section. Did you fail to do that, miss the comment on the promoted hook or decide the comment was not relevant, or something else? Thanks. Hipocrite (talk) 17:46, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Let's move this conversation over to my talk page. Normally, the Main Page would have been updated by DYKUpdateBot, which does not currently check WP:ERRORS. The promotion of a DYK set from the queue to the Main Page is fairly mechanical, and it's unconstructive to question "administrative action"s when volunteer admins are simply stepping in for a lazy bot. DYK needs more admin help, not less. Shubinator (talk) 04:36, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Shub, Don't pay too much attention to Hipo. This is just part of his pattern of either twisting or manufacturing facts and then using these false claims to pick a fight. In this case he is referring to this comment by me from April 30 (strange how Hipo never provides edit links). As an examination of the comment shows, I did not claim that "reviewing the main page error section" was "part of the procedure for promoting DYK hooks" as Hipo claims. The referenced comment instead discusses an after the fact review of a separate complaint which found no reports at either Talk:Main Page or Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors during a time period in which Hipo claims a problem was occurring. You spotted the other big falsehood in Hipo's message in that I was not "promoting DYK hooks" as Hipo claims but instead manually performing a task normally performed by DYKUpdateBot, a fact supported by the specific actions performed and my edit summaries ([2], [3], [4]). Combining these false claims in Hipo's latest comment with the fact his actions have been previously described as "an attempt at hounding an editor out of an area of the project because of a personal dislike" and "attempting to hound people off the project for doing things you personally dislike" it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe he is acting in good faith and thus Wikipedia:Our social policies are not a suicide pact clearly applies. --Allen3 talk 23:36, 30 June 2014 (UTC)--Allen3 talk 23:36, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Any chance you could throw together an update or two? You don't need to worry too much about error-checking - I'm doing the error checking as I load them into the Queue. The next update is only three hours away now and the prep area is still empty. Gatoclass (talk) 08:34, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm on it. --Allen3 talk 08:51, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
@Gatoclass:, Prep 3 has a completed set. Starting to assemble a set in Prep 4. --Allen3 talk 09:13, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Allen - much appreciated :) Gatoclass (talk) 09:16, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Winfield Scott (chaplain)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:46, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

John Horton Slaughter[edit]

Thank you. Yes, I will add more inlined references. I'll start with those two I've been using and then add yours as well. Btw, I wonder is he was related to George Webb Slaughter? Apparently not, even though they were both early ranchers.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:24, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Also off topic but I see you are based in Plano--how wonderful. Are you able to take pictures there for Wikimedia Commons? Within the county or not? I love Texas and hope to return soon! Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:25, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I haven't seen that film, so I am not sure what you mean. I have removed the tag now because almost everything is referenced (except for his children, but hopefully I will fix that soon). One reference says he grew up on a Southern plantation, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it would be anything on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Perhaps someone at the Museum of the Confederacy would know. By the way, do you know if we could create a succession box for the sheriffs after him? (It looks like he was the first one in the county?) The current sheriff is this guy. It's a detail, but I feel like it helps a lot to get more details and move away from folklore, back to reality, for an encyclopedia.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:04, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I also don't have access to the two books you mentioned. And I have moved the paragraph about poker to the talkpage until we can find some references for it.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:13, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
No, I have no access to those books on Google Books. It's a no-preview affair I'm afraid. I am in Australia at the moment--perhaps that explains why. Do you think the current sheriff should have his own page, or would that get deleted due to lack of notability? I love details, but I know not everyone does. He's also been in the news.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:54, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello. I raised some concerns at Talk:John Horton Slaughter that I'd like you to look at. Basically, someone added info with inlined references today, and they are also using a reference which looks invalid to me (a travel website). It is dispiriting to see some of my work reversed. Let us know what you think. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:32, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Can you please take this to Talk:John Horton Slaughter? I still think his Desert USA link is invalid. It may claim to cite other sources on its website, but it could be completely made up. It's not an academic book or journal article, nor is it a newspaper article, etc. So, there may be grounds to simply delete the paragraph he added on Slaughter as a poker player. I don't mind having this info if we can find good, reliable sources though. It would be very interesting to learn more about the history of poker (which I still need to learn how to play!). But this really needs to be backed up by good sources. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:43, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Adding links to specific pages and having a company page[edit]


I am Andrew with GameStakers (, a game review website that also interviews game developers. On every wiki page for a video game, there are links to reviews for it. Apparently, permission is needed to post the links. My website is about writing reviews and I would like to link the reviews through the wiki pages for the corresponding pages. Additionally, is it allowed to make a Wikipedia page for GameStakers? It isn't meant to advertise the site, but more to just explain about it.

Thanks GameStakers (talk) 17:20, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Publication Permission[edit]

Dear Allen3,

Could you please direct me to the right person in charge. The point is that I have published an article and it was deleted due to plagiarism reasons <>. We published such articles at some other sources but the authorship belongs to our Company. That's why I got the publication permission [Ticket#2014081410006267]. How can I recover my publication?

Thanks in advance!

Zhstefanovich (talk) 08:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)Evgeniya Stefanovich

Sorry it has taken so long to respond, but when you decide to involve a previously uninvolved admin who had not edited during the five days previous to your message you run the risk that he may not return in a timely manner. I do not have WP:OTRS so I can not confirm if your ticket number provides the needed permissions to overcome the copyright concerns that prompted the original deletion. Looking at the deleted text, copyright considerations are not the only issue with this deleted article. As noted by the second admin to asked to undelete the article, the subject appears to no secondary sources while blurbs such as "We maintain a consistency in power generation because there is never a limit of waste material" make it clear the text was pulled from an advertising blurb and lacks the tone needed for an encyclopedia article. It makes no sense to undelete the article as no longer violating copyright just to turn around and immediately redelete it for one of its other critical flaws (Wikipedia:Spam or Wikipedia:Notability). As a result, I feel I must decline your request. --Allen3 talk 11:41, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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people in law
Thank you for quality articles about people in law, for Christmas, for your tireless work and reviewing around DYK, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (26 July 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:50, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 242nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Request to unprotection: Creepypasta[edit]

Hello Allen3! I'm attempting to move my Creepypasta article from the sandbox to the Article space, but it seems that you've protected it in 2013. This was before the Wisconsin stabbings inspired by a story on the Creepypasta Wiki, and since your protection the cultural relevance of creepypasta has skyrocketed and gained notability in hundreds of news publications (both local and major). Thank you! Nozkrov (talk) 21:07, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

'''Cathal Pendred'''[edit]

Appreciate it if you could take another look at this article - you deleted it as G4. It has been recreated but as stated on the Talk page it is really close to meeting WP:MMANOT - far different from the case with the original AfD. What I would like to see is the page moved without Redirects to Cathal Pendred. CheersPeter Rehse (talk) 22:48, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

@PRehse:. As there appear to be multiple interested parties, I have responded at Talk:'''Cathal Pendred'''. --Allen3 talk 23:35, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.Peter Rehse (talk) 23:37, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Don Knotts Edits[edit]

Uhhhhhh, do even know anything about Don Knotts? He's my uncle man, that's first hand accounts. #LittleKnotts — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:37, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

While I never had the pleasure of meeting the man, I am able to follow URLs, perform simple web searches, and read an article's supporting sources. This allows a comparison between the information in published news sources and your vulgarly worded "corrections". You are not fooling anyone. --Allen3 talk 13:10, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

cornhusker army ammunition plant[edit]

why was the site deleted? --Wuerzele (talk) 23:30, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls DYK[edit]

Hi Allen3. Thanks for promoting the DYK nom for The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls. It appears the hook is in prep area 1 right now, which seems like it will be moved to queue 1 and consequently be pushed to the main page on January 8 at 12:00 UTC. I am wondering if you could perhaps consider moving it to prep area 3, so that it will be on the main page on January 9 at 12:00 UTC instead to coincidence with the premiere of the anime adaptation? Thanks! -- クラウド668 22:17, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

@Cloud668: The reason I choose the hook dealing with Korea instead of the one dealing with the game's commercial relase in Japan is to minimize concerns about WP:NOTADVERTISING. Moving the hook as you suggest undoes most of this consideration and could place the hook in jeopardy of being pulled due to its promotional aspects. As a result, I feel it is better to leave the hook in its current location. --Allen3 talk 22:51, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt reply. I understand your concerns with WP:NOTADVERTISING, but I don't see how having it coincide with the anime adaptation's airing time can be considered advertising, especially if the chosen hook is objectively written and does not pertain to the anime release at all. Personally, I also feel the chosen hook sounds more advertisement-like (to the South Korean market) than the first hook in the nomination regarding the Consumer Affairs Agency, if NOTAD is an issue. -- クラウド668 23:13, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Albert Franklin Banta[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 20:30, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Deleted Wikipedia page "World Calorie Currency" because of copyright infringement[edit]

Dear Allen3

I have just seen that you have deleted my Wikipedia page "World Calorie Currency" because of copyright infringement. But I can assure you, that I am the creator of the original dokument on as you can see I got this notification Email below on, which is also the Email adress of the original domument creator (myself).

Kind regards

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Forgotten DYK nomination?[edit]

My nomination of Template:Did you know nominations/List of terrorist attacks in France was passed back on 12 Jan, but it hasn't been touched since then - has it been overlooked or forgotten about? Prioryman (talk) 19:24, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I think overlooked is probably the right diagnosis: the tick was near the end of the comment, and promoters are looking for easily visible ticks at the beginning/left of the line. I've moved the tick to the beginning of the comment where it's supposed to go. With any luck, someone will see it there, and reasonably soon. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:30, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm sure you're right. Thanks for doing that. Prioryman (talk) 19:40, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for C. G. W. French[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:22, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for James P. T. Carter[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:47, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for George U. Young[edit]

Harrias talk 09:27, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Vector Software Inc.[edit]

You deleted this page that was pending. We will recreate this again and hope it doesn't cause issues. Please let me know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abarcelo123 (talkcontribs) 18:32, 10 March 2015 (UTC)


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Hello, Allen3. You have new messages at Template:Did you know nominations/Top 10 artists with the most number-ones on the U.S. Hot 100.
Message added 09:03, 12 March 2015 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

 — ₳aron 09:03, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Sumner Howard[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for John C. Shields[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Dry Creek explosives depot[edit]

"Surly" braces? That's a new one on me. Thanks. 7&6=thirteen () 13:30, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Brackets Curly? Not ill tempered? 7&6=thirteen () 13:34, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
    My junior high math instructors called them curly braces, so that is the name I know them by. As for my typing skills, that is best left for another discussion. --Allen3 talk 13:37, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Computers have made me faster. But have had the opposite effect on my accuracy. 7&6=thirteen () 13:54, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

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To give a Dobos Torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

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Glad you're back[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you haven't been promoting DYK hooks for a while (perhaps you joined that mass exodus last summer?). I missed your efficient and no-drama prep set building. Glad you're back! Yoninah (talk) 17:50, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

@Yoninah:, thanks for the kind words. It was actually the drama-fest about promoting Christian themed hooks to run on Easter Sunday that led me to cut back for a time. I will need to take a brief break in a day or two however. I have several nominations that have been approved but not yet promoted currently sitting at Template talk:Did you know‎, one in the special occasion requests area for March 17. Combine this with nominations which I have reviewed and it is slowly getting harder and harder for me to build balanced sets without promoting hooks which I have had prior involvement. --Allen3 talk 18:07, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 24th Arizona Territorial Legislature[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 24th Arizona Territorial Legislature at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:25, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 22nd Arizona Territorial Legislature[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Henry C. Gooding[edit]


I have reviewed and approved the above nomination. I admire the explanation of judicial decisions in layman's language.

Georgejdorner (talk) 23:21, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for William Wood Porter[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:02, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

New article[edit]

I got used to DYK picture suggestions not being taken and normally don't argue, but for St. Valentin I'd like you to consider that a new article was created for a very unusual thing. I understand that we need women in March, - this could wait for April. "Justice suffers in great need" will be true then as it was in the 15th century and is now ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:44, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for William Francis Nichols[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for John H. Campbell[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Frederick S. Nave[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Henry C. Gooding[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Question about special holding[edit]

Hello Allen3,

How does this special holding areas work? Do I have to remind users who are active at the prep such as yourself to place it on that special date? Or does it automatically do so? Mind you, that I'm specifically mentioning the April 24 article. Thanks. Étienne Dolet (talk) 18:50, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Prep 4[edit]

Drat! I've been staying away from prep building due to the Easter hooks, but thought that April 4 was out of the woods. Guess not. I'm just about to finish the set; could we move it to a later prep set when more open up? Yoninah (talk) 21:32, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

OK, I reverted the prep set. Do I have to revert all the hooks I promoted, or can you use them at a later date? (I don't plan to be working on DYK during Passover week.) Yoninah (talk) 21:39, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
But don't we want all-Christian hooks on Easter Sunday? Yoninah (talk) 21:42, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. All good suggestions. But I just spent an hour building and then erasing a whole set, while neglecting my Passover cleaning. I'll leave it to you or others to build those preps. Thanks again. Yoninah (talk)

Template:Did you know nominations/1965 Laotian coups[edit]


As you so astutely guessed, the missing reference in the above was indeed Ahern. I have dubbed him in under References. Thank you for catching this omission.

Georgejdorner (talk) 17:06, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK question[edit]

Hi Allen3, I know very little about what happens with DYK after a nomination is approved, but I see your name around a lot, so I figured you or Mandarax might be one to ask: I recently submitted a nomination for Odubel Herrera, a baseball player who will be making his debut in Major League Baseball tomorrow ... is there any chance it makes the main page at all tomorrow, or am I too late? No problem if not, just thought it would be cool, although I understand it's all last second. Thanks. Go Phightins! 20:08, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Will also ping Yoninah. Go Phightins! 20:09, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

GAR notification[edit]

Ideasthesia, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:29, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for George Russell Davis[edit]

Thank you Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 24th Arizona Territorial Legislature[edit]

Thanks for your help Victuallers (talk) 12:03, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Ether One DYK[edit]

(DYK discussion) I noticed you moved my ALT1 hook to prep area 6, instead of the primary hook, which was the hook verified and that was better (the one that mentioned The New Yorker). Could I please get that changed? Thank you. StewdioMACK Talk page 13:38, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Allen3 talk 14:33, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Eugene A. Tucker[edit]

Harrias talk 12:02, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Prep 6[edit]

Hi, I'm really happy that Template:Did you know nominations/Ari Goldwag made the last slot. But this queue is running on Friday night, which is Shabbat in most places, so Orthodox Jews, who are his fan base, are not going to see it. Would it be possible to move it ahead to Queue 2? That would place it on Saturday night in Israel, and for a few hours after Shabbat in New York. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 16:59, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 20:30, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Joseph D. Bethune[edit]

Sunday on the wiki looks better with your contribution - Thanks Victuallers (talk) 15:07, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

You deleted my additions to the Mexican American War[edit]


You deleted my additions to the Mexican American War. I do not revert any edited additions, but I am wondering why. I added the options of the different peoples on both sides during the conflict. I think that is valid. It is definitely controversial, which I understand if it is unwanted, but is that the reason so much content was reverted?

Beliefs acted upon by peoples at the time are historical facts today. 99% of history id Context. I believe the additions were enlightening. Please actually read what I wrote at–American_War&diff=prev&oldid=657166540

Just want an explanation. I do not protest.

from William Sanderson. History UCLA, current Law Student.

  • Rjensen appears to have provided a good summary of the initial set of problems with your edits on your talk page.[5] --Allen3 talk 10:10, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for diligence[edit]

Thank you for reflecting the Gerechtigkeitsspirale!

Did you know ... that a church's 1510 spiral of justice declares: "Justice suffered in great need. Truth is slain dead. Faith has lost the battle"?

The poem ends with "Praise the right thing".

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:50, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Special request[edit]

Hi, if you happen to be building prep sets for Preps 3, 4, or 5, would you mind promoting Template:Did you know nominations/A.D. Roy and Template:Did you know nominations/Steeve Briois, per the special request notice on WT:DYK? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 13:50, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for help on William Hung![edit]

I and the other editors who worked on William Hung very much appreciate your prompt, kind, and helpful work! ch (talk) 18:24, 30 April 2015 (UTC)


But there is no biography type without an already existing infobox type.--The Theosophist (talk) 13:15, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Alexander Asher[edit]

Hi, I notice that the article on Alexander Asher was nominated to appear as a DYK item and that it is scheduled to appear on 7th May. I uploaded the image which is to be used on the front page. I am surprised that this nomination has been successful. I am also surprised given how uninteresting the hook is and that is coming from someone who has a particular interest in the subject of UK politics and past MPs. In the past I have unsuccessfully nominated far more interesting DYKs. I read the nomination discussion and was none the wiser and hoped you might shed some light. Thanks. Graemp (talk) 14:51, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for troubling to explain your own process. I hope the quality of the nominations you sift through improves. Graemp (talk) 17:12, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Charles M. Strauss[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:40, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Raghunath Temple[edit]

Is there still some problem with this Template:Did you know nominations/Raghunath Temple which needs further changes?--Nvvchar. 16:50, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Ralph H. Cameron[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:26, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

DYKUpdateBot is down[edit]

Allen3, both DYKUpdateBot and DYKHousekeepingBot are down. I've notified Shubinator on his talk page. At the moment, the DYK main page update is about 95 minutes late. If you happen to see this, I hope you can do the update manually—you're the only one I can think of with experience taking care of this. Many thanks. I am about to post to WT:DYK to let people know the current status. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:27, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


I love singing and singers but two in one prep is perhaps too much of a good thing ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:37, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Crested quetzal[edit]

Please stop adding inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Crested quetzal. It is considered spamming, and Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising or promotion, so any further spamming will be regarded as vandalism. Because Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, additions of links to Wikipedia will not alter search engine rankings. If you continue spamming, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. (talk) 17:42, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

If you are going to troll Wikipedia regulars, it would help if you performed a little fact checking before picking a template to slap on their talk pages. A check of the edit in question shows I added an internal link to an article detailing information on a technical term and not an external link as you claim. You may also find Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Linking#What generally should be linked useful in improving your understanding of the situation. --Allen3 talk 17:59, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Dr Mark Mayall[edit]

I was passing by and looking for anything on Dr. Mark Mayall, once a fairly prominent fellow in UK Conservative circles. I found that you had deleted his page as far back as 2006? I see that when it was put up for comment that all other "deletes" were from North Americans also. Is this not rather strange? Most of us here in the UK would not profess to know sufficient about your politicians or their local importance to call for deletions. Should this not be revisited? Regards, (talk) 18:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

The article at Mark Mayall which I deleted was created by User:Dragqueen.britneyrose and extolled the virtues of "britney rose the pincess of dragqueens"(sic). It showed all the signs of being either a made up story or vanity article and article contents contained no apparent connection to any UK politician. An earlier version of the article, which actually dealt with a person named Mark Mayall, was deleted via this AfD. I was uninvolved with this deletion, but looking through the discussion and at the deleted text, the primary problem was a complete lack of sourcing for the article. Wikipedia policy is clear that the responsibility for locating and providing sources is on the person(s) adding information to the article, so the location of the individuals supporting deletion in the discussion is meaningless. If you are interested in doing the research required to locate appropriate sources then you should have no problems recreating the article via Wikipedia:Articles for creation. --Allen3 talk 19:03, 28 July 2015 (UTC)