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Deleting Articles Created[edit]

Hi Anachronist, as stated in the discussions on my talk page, it has been decided that I am not move to forward with the project of creating artist pages. I have been trying to figure out how to delete the pages I did created but I cannot find clear answer. Do I have the authority to delete pages or should I make suggestions for deletion and state why. Some pages have been deleted already by reviewers and made into draft pages and others and been published. Even though I have been instructed to delete all of the pages I don't want to cross any more lines by deleting content that already contributes to Wikipedia. If you can advise it, would be much appreciated. - ~VersiaHarris (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Versia Harris (talkcontribs) 18:02, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

@VersiaHarris: Only administrators like myself can delete pages. If you are the sole author of the page, you can put the tag {{db-author}} at the top of it and someone will come along and delete it.
However, some of the articles you created are welcome on Wikipedia, and should be kept. Here's a list of the ones still here:
  • Ras Ishi Butcher includes a credible assertion of notability but scant sourcing, so it's a reasonable stub article. You could tag it for deletion if you want but I think it's best to keep it.
  • Jackson L. Burnside III has no substantive content and no assertion of notability, so it would likely be deleted anyway in accordance with WP:A7. You should probably tag that one with the {{db-author}} tag. I could delete it, but as an administrator I cannot do so unilaterally, I need a record of justification such as you tagging it, or someone else tagging it with {{db-bio}}.
  • Virgil Broodhagen is clearly notable, adds value to Wikipedia, and should be kept. In fact if you attempted to tag it for deletion, it could be restored again by request by anyone.
  • Coral Bernadine has already been through public review at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Coral Bernadine and the community decision was to keep. It cannot be deleted even if you tagged it for deletion.
I hope that helps, and I hope you stay. You have shown that you have the ability to write good articles here. Feel free to contribute more in main article space on topics that don't carry a conflict of interest for you. For topics in which you do have a conflict of interest (such as articles you are paid to create), use draft space instead (that is, put "Draft:" in front of the title when you create the article, like "Draft:Jackson L. Burnside III") and submit it for review via Wikipedia:Articles for creation.
Let me know if you need any help. ~Anachronist (talk) 20:36, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
@Anachronist: Thanks so much for your response. It is very helpful!-Versia Harris

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

Happy Adminship from the Birthday Committee
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Wishing Anachronist a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

-- Kpgjhpjm 02:16, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Java Champions deleted page[edit]

Hi. Thank you for taking care of it. Yes, please to undelete it. I will improve it and add references until it is as required. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Henritremblay (talkcontribs) 19:30, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

@Henritremblay: I have restored it to Draft:Java Champions for you to improve. ~Anachronist (talk) 00:29, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Kelly Robert Savage[edit]

Hi Anachronist,

I find it difficult to know where I am meant to respond. Everything seems to come up on different pages unrelated to each other, and it seems to misunderstandings from people not seeing the context. Here is the progression as I see it:

It all started from my draft article on my son ("‪Draft:Kelly Robert Savage‬") being deleted. I can't see the exact history any more because the article has been deleted. From memory, this is what I did: I wrote an article about my son, Kelly Robert Savage, which I had hoped would go in as a biography. I declared my conflict of interest at the top of the page where the instructions said to declare it. At the time, there was a big red statement saying that I had declared a conflict of interest. Then it took several months for somebody to review it. Finally the reviewer said I couldn't write about Kelly because he was famous for a single thing, but I could rewrite it based on the incident (his death in the psychiatric hospital after being tied to his bed for ten days), and the subsequent changes that we have tried to make. They said that the changes needed to be significant. I have been trying to work to make the changes become significant, at which point I planned to revise the page for publication. I would like to have the page back so I could start revising it. I was not warned about losing the page after six months, otherwise I would have revised it earlier.

I asked for it to be brought back so I could edit it.

Then Flighttime said this:

‪FlightTime‬ mentioned you on ‪Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion‬ in "‪Draft:Kelly Robert Savage‬".

@Martha.Savage: It seems (because of your username) you have a conflict of interest and should not be editing that article at all. View mention ‪FlightTime‬ View changes

I told him that I had already declared my conflict (which I did at the top of the page, as above)

Then I got this in response from you:

‪Anachronist‬ left a message on your talk page in "‪COI or paid editing‬".

You claim in this edit that you have "already" declared your conflict of interest, but I see no such declaration anywhere in your contribution history.

If you are being compensated in any way to edit on Wikipedia, you must comply with WP:PAID before you do anything else here. This is a mandatory legal requirement to which you agreed when you created your account here. Consider this a serious warning; any other activity on Wikipedia before you address this concern will result in your account being blocked.

Otherwise, what association do you have with the subjects you have been writing about? ~Anachronist (talk) 23:03, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

So here is my reply:

I am not being paid for any of this. I simply want justice for my son and for the psychiatric establishment in Japan to change their dangerous practices. Publicising the problems is one of the ways I am working on it. I think you should not jump to conclusions about the source of a conflict of interest without checking the history, which was already given as my having a similar name to the person I was writing about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Martha.Savage (talkcontribs) 00:38, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. It is not part of our purpose to be used to right great wrongs and to publicize problems you are working on. If you want to do that, get a Facebook page. --Orange Mike | Talk 01:05, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Replied on User talk:Martha.Savage. ~Anachronist (talk) 01:27, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Criticism of Muhammad[edit]

Yesterday i answered to Batreeq on the article's talk page, but he didn't respond. Instead, a few hours ago he edited the main page despite consensus still wasn't reached, and inserted very questionable links from YouTube and Islamic blogs that, he claims, are "reliable sources". I reverted his edit due to to Wikipedia:NOR and Wikipedia:UNRELIABLESOURCE. Moreover, he added sentences and notes with a blatantly apologetical, propagandistic tone and purpose from a Muslim point of view on that page (for a full overview on what's going on, read the talk page). I'm afraid that he could try to start another edit war in order to block me again and stop me from editing that page, while he's clearly trying to censor the most controversial aspects of Islam on it. What should i do?--GenoV84 (talk) 09:08, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

@GenoV84: Regarding your last revert: We can use YouTube as a source in special circumstances. I think this is one of those times. The video was posted by the copyright holder so it's legal. The video is of a recognized Islamic scholar explaining something. Therefore the video is no different than if the scholar posted the words on his blog. And as for blogs, we can cite blogs if they are from a recognized expert in the field. So I think that Youtube source is OK. The question is whether the Criticism of Muhammad article is the right place for it. I'm on the fence on that point. ~Anachronist (talk) 17:48, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
I agree, i'm concerned about that too. I just read his last reply on the talk page, he doesn't understand that Criticism of Muhammad is not the right place for those informations.--GenoV84 (talk) 21:25, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
He did it again, i warned him twice. Meanwhile, an anonymous IP is trying to delete William Blake's illustration of Muhammad.--GenoV84 (talk) 10:21, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
...and again; he also removed content this time. Last warning.--GenoV84 (talk) 00:04, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Why are you giving me a "last warning"? What are you planning to do? If you're asking for the article to be protected so you can discuss things, the place to ask for that is WP:RFPP, not to me because I've already been involved in that article. ~Anachronist (talk) 00:04, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Sometimes I wish there was a repository for seriously funny vandalism[edit]

Because Another definition is the science of zoo animal species in crypts; this cryptozoology was totally vandalism, but also quite amusing. Simonm223 (talk) 15:28, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I thought it was funny too. I was smiling while I reverted it. ~Anachronist (talk) 00:14, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Is it normal[edit]

To apply full protection to a page 3 days after the last edit, citing edit warring as the reason? See the history of Duane Gish. The edit war looks to have died down already. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 16:43, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Honestly, I hadn't noticed the date. I just saw edit warring in the history with at least 3 reverts on each side so I just protected it. You are correct, that isn't normal. I'll remove the protection. ~Anachronist (talk) 19:44, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Not that the page being protected bothered me much (it was actually on The Right Version if you can believe that), but I was just a little surprised by it. I appreciate the quick response. :) ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 20:40, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Removal of Shazir Mucklai page[edit]

Hi, a while back I created a page for Shazir Mucklai. I never properly had the chance to expalin and therefore it blocked me from ever being able to create it again. Here are some notable PR pieces about him:

To give a brief history:

Shazir Mucklai is an angel investor and adviser to many startups, he started doing this while a college student and expanded to running a PR Firm.

Here are some of his bios on top outlets:

“ Shazir Mucklai is an angel investor and adviser in disruptive startups. He is a financier and specializes in options, IPOs, derivatives, and Greek analysis. Mucklai currently runs a six-figure PR firm helping startups commercialize their products and launch their ideas. He also writes for numerous publications, including the Huffington Post and USA Today. All of this while still attending college at the University of Texas at Dallas. “ —

“ Shazir Mucklai is an angel investor and advisor in disruptive startups. Mucklai started his first venture out of high school selling books on Amazon and turned into an overnight success selling thousands of books through the e-commerce platform. He now writes for Huffington Post and USA Today. He is a financier and specializes in options, IPO’s, derivatives, and Greek analysis. Mucklai is a college senior working on an undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas At Dallas. Mucklai currently runs an six-figure PR firm helping startups commercialize their products and launching their ideas from inception to conception.” — USATODAY

“ Shazir Mucklai specializes in options, IPO’s, derivatives, and Greek analysis. Mucklai is a freshman working on an undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Texas At Dallas. “- TheStreet

“Economics major at UT Dallas. First start-up in high school. Over 10 start-ups. Successful stock trader. Published Author. Currently writing for TheStreet. “ — Huffingtonpost

Let me know and I can create it again. 2600:1702:410:5EA0:DD66:F540:903:24DC (talk) 21:48, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

I won't restore it, because those PR pieces don't fix the notability problem because they aren't reliable sources that are independent of the subject. If you want, you can try creating the article in draft space and submit it for review at Wikipedia:Articles for creation. ~Anachronist (talk) 23:33, 13 October 2018 (UTC)