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Contacting me[edit]

I prefer to communicate via talk pages. Please only email me if there is a good reason not to conduct a conversation on a talk page. I do not respond to emails regarding link deletions and other issues that should be discussed on your userpage or the article talk page.

Why did you remove my external links?[edit]

If you've come here because you want to know why I removed some external links you've added, please read Wikipedia's policies on spam, Wikipedia external link guidelines and conflict-of-interest first. Because of Wikipedia's popularity, it has become a target for folks looking to promote their sites, which is against Wikipedia policies. If you read WP:SPAM and still feel that your link(s) does not violate those policies, let me know.

One common argument I hear is But so-and-so link is on that article, and it's commercial! WP:EL doesn't explicitly forbid In links to commercial sites; it depends on the notability of the link, its content, and if it's a reference or a notable pro/con argument on a controversial subject, etc. On the other hand, I think that many Wikipedians would agree that there are way too many commercial links at present time, so feel free to "prune away" if the link doesn't meet guidelines in WP:EL. Incidentally, if you've come here to complain that I've deleted links to your blog (especially a blog with advertising), don't bother. You'll have to find free advertising somewhere else. A good Google search will reveal plenty of places for that sort of thing.

Vandalism and insults left here will be recycled in the bit bucket. Remember: be nice!

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Requesting rollback priveliges[edit]

Hey Tony-

I'm interested in receiving rollback rights, however I don't know how to proceed with an application or how I should ask anyone, so I wanted to ask an administrator.

The StormCatcher (talk) 06:29, 15 November 2015 (UTC)


A page with this title has previously been deleted.

If you are creating a new page with different content, please continue. If you are recreating a page similar to the previously deleted page, or are unsure, please first contact the deleting administrator using the information provided below.

17:05, 6 November 2015 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Ratnadeep Lal (A7: Article about a real person, which does not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the subject) 12:42, 13 May 2014 Yunshui (talk | contribs) deleted page Ratnadeep Lal (G12: Unambiguous copyright infringement: G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)

Please let me know what the issue & how I can resolve it.

RD Lal (talk) 11:56, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

As you have created a new page, with similar content but different wording and with fractionally more detail, I will not take any action, as I have deleted previously. As you have not provided any satisfactory and independent third-party references it is likely than another admin may choose to act, particularly as this is an autobiography which, while not forbidden, is seriously disapproved of here. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:05, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Default edit summary[edit]

Is there any way to set a default edit summary? It is so I can revert vandalism faster.The StormCatcher (talk) 16:54, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

As far as I know there is no way to do this, nor should there be. A default summary is meant to have a specific relationship to the edit in question.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:17, 17 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed you speedily deleted F-hyphen-hyphen-hyphen as A11. The A prefixes only apply to articles and that was a redirect, so it can't be deleted under that criteria. Please be careful in the future when you speedy delete redirects since only the G and R prefixes apply to them. Thanks, -- Tavix (talk) 20:06, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Fairly clearly that was not a redirect that any editor could accidentally type in. It was obviously created, who knows why, by the editor. Hence A11. Not that it matters on which rationale I used, as it clearly merited speedy deletion. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:51, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
The point is that redirects don't apply to A11. If it clearly merited speedy deletion, then use a criteria that applies to redirects or leave it to the editors at RFD. -- Tavix (talk) 06:43, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. But why does it matter?--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:59, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
What's the point of speedy deletion criteria if our admins don't follow it? -- Tavix (talk) 16:02, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
They are primarily to guide editors in making speedy-delete nominations, and also as a starting point in the event of a speedy deletion being challenged by an editor who disagrees that the article should be deleted.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:52, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Immediate Block request[edit]

I have another urgent block request. User: 2600:1003:B10D:8F3:CC1A:D68D:576E:9D76 is sending lewd pictures to everybody including me. CLCStudent (talk) 22:27, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

User:Moriori got it. CLCStudent (talk) 22:29, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
He made only a token 24 hour block. I have converted it to a month.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:32, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Not really necessary. The person has been rapidly hopping IPs recently. I blocked 2600:1003:b100::/42 for a short period of time a few days ago but felt the range was too wide for a long-term block. A second opinion would be welcomed. --NeilN talk to me 18:28, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

AN discussion[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#admin_run_amok... the ip does raise a valid point about your page being semi-protected. You state above you don't respond to email; per WP:ADMINACCT you should provide some way for IPs to ask questions about your admin actions. NE Ent 15:49, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

I am trying without success to find the statement you mention about not replying to e-mail. Certainly I do respond to e-mail, either by return e-mail or, in the case of unblock requests, on the talk page of the user in question. Sometimes both. My talk-page is protected because, as an admin who spends a great deal of time in vandal-fighting, I otherwise get deluged with vandal posts. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:56, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
I was referring to User_talk:Anthony_Bradbury#Contacting_me, which perhaps I've misread. Not important anyway, since any editor should be able to contact you onwiki. If I'm reading [1] correctly, you've had your talk page semi-protected for two years. The question remains: how would you like an IP editor to contact you about your admin actions? NE Ent 18:02, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
To be fair, I will point out that the wording of that message is specific, and only limits my response to certain categories, where I say I will respond elsewhere. For the record, although I obviously do not retain e-mails indefinitely, I can not detect the receipt of any from an IP editor in the last nine months, and would expect editors to contact me in-wiki. Nevertheless, if the protection is seen as being problematic, I shall remove it.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:17, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Also just out of interest, although I do not need to defend this action, that string of U5 deletions were all either resumes or CVs, except for I think one which was stupid vandalism. I am not certain that U5 is a narrow a criterion as the IP editor appears to think, but however broad or narrow its interpretation, that lot fell well ouside it.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:28, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Incidentally, I deleted an obviously vandalism page posted by the IP who posted the criticism just before he did so. Coincidental, doubtless. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:30, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
As far as I am aware, I did not post any "obviously vandalism" page to Wikipedia, nor do I see anything from your deletion log that looks like my creation. Which page are you referring to? (talk) 17:52, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

I am having some difficulty in locating the edit in question. Is it important? I did not block or sanction you for it, as far as I can see. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:55, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for unprotecting the page; the talk archive deletion was obviously an accident, therefore I really had no doubt the U5s were fine; "likely legit" in that context meant "I cannot personally validate this statement." NE Ent 22:15, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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While I am aware that I am talking about something from 4 months ago, I would like to point out that you told I Love Bridges that CheckUser evidence is never wrong. While it is true that it does indicate they are the same person, just because they've logged in from the same IP doesn't mean they are the same person and I'd appreciate it if you didn't do that. Krett12 (talk) 21:00, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Checkuser evidence does not depend only on identification of IP.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:33, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Edit conflict[edit]

Sorry Anthony, I edit conflicted with you here where I was posting an accepted unblock template after removing the autoblock. The autoblock was put in place in 2012 to stop this throw-away vandal account. I am very doubtful that it's the same user as IPv6s are rarely that sticky.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 21:02, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Strange, but no problem. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed you recently unblocked User:The owner of all who was indeffed 9 years ago for repeated vandalism. He has now interfered again (see his contributions) but I can't do anything about it because admins are not allowed to defend themselves (WP:INVOLVED). If I were not the target I would indeff him again. Although, the edit might well have been made in good faith. I'll let you decide. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:01, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps I am missing something, but it appears to me that the offending comment - I agree it is clearly grossly offensive - was posted by Leaky caldron, while The owner of all only moved it. Whether he should have done so is perhaps a moot point, but initiating the edit is surely a greater offence? His other edits since unblock seem to be innocent. if I am misunderstanding please feel free to let me know. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:55, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


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Should I apply for rollback now?[edit]

  • Though I have now had two requests for rollback denied in the past 90 days, I have about finished CVU training, garnered a proven record of counter-vandalism, have been using Twinkle and would like to move on to more advanced tools like Huggle. It would be logical to apply again now that I have a hold on counter-vandalism, but I've been denied twice in the past 90 days. Do you think I should request rollback again now? The StormCatcher (talk) (contribs) 06:18, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Your most recent request was on November 15th, only just over two weeks ago. As you know it was refused on the basis that you hade not made 200 or more main-space edits. I note your anti-vandal work, and your CVU training. If you have now achieved at least 200 main space edits, by which is meant positive contributions, not vandal-warnings, moves or reversions, then you should be ok to re-apply; I would suggest leaving it until a full month has passed since the last application, to ensure that a new request is assessed properly. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:51, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I noticed that you're willing to consider reasonable requests for rollback, so can you try to review mine? The StormCatcher (talk) (contribs) 15:13, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

On behalf of the Military history WikiProject's Coordinators, we would like to extend an invitation to nominate deserving editors for the 2015 Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards. The nomination period will run from 7 December to 23:59 13 December, with the election phase running from 14 December to 23:59 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:05, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

"Here's a few key questions:"[edit]

I've seen you using that "Here's a few key questions" message on unblock requests quite a lot, and I think it's pretty good. Presumably you subst it from somewhere? If it's one of your own, do you mind if I use it too? Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:48, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

I would love to claim the credit, but in fact I borrowed some years ago from another admin; I forget who. It is text, not subst; you are welcome to cut-and-paste it. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:14, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 13:21, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

What's up withe the speed delete.[edit]

Hi trying to make my user page, essentially introducing myself as a contributor, however, you deleted it. I can not find the link you said would be on the page to contest the speedy deletion,. I am using a iPad mini as my internet interface, not sure if that is a factor in not seeing that, if one says hello I am new look forward to contributing and I am also on YouTube, I am not advertising my YouTube site just mentioning I also post there, I have no link to the site. If someone is just randomly joining Wikipedia you just do not want them to mention anything else about themselves other that they are posting or editing on Wikipedia. I was planning of adding some new words , I was planning to link from my user Wikipedia page to the new term since it was not clear how to make a new page, there are several professional terms that we have been using among my colleagues that are and do not exist yet on Wikipedia. Lailorchid (talk) 15:40, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

The userpage is specifically so that the user can write about aspirations, skills, expectations, hopes, etc. insofar as they apply directly to Wikipedia editing. We are not interested in YouTube, either in the past or the future, nor is the user page the right medium in which to detail interests outside Wikipedia, except those you plan to write about. Also note that articles added to the encyclopedia atre not signed (talk page edits are) so advising editors to look out for your edits will pose a problem to them. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:04, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Draft deleted

Hello Anthony,

My name is Joanne and my page (Thorold Public Library) was deleted because I had not edited it in 6 months. I didn't realize that my page had been checked by the editors so quickly. Would it be possible to replace the draft? I would like to add more sources. This is the first time that I have written a Wikipedia article.

Thanks, Joanne Literacy2015 (talk) 21:01, 19 December 2015 (UTC) (My username is literacy2015)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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To You and Yours!
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Merry Christmas![edit]

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Anthony Bradbury, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and hope your day is full of the true spirit of the day.
Plus, good food, good family and good times. :) Have a Great Day! :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:25, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Spread the joy of Christmas by adding {{subst:User:Neutralhomer/MerryChristmas}} to their talk page with a friendly message.

Happy New Year, Anthony Bradbury![edit]

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HSSSS: Why delete[edit]

You have no basis to say that the term hssss is an invented article of no importance? The students of Frank Maletsky has been taught this principles since 1975 in the martial arts.

Transition School[edit]

Dear Anthony, I was unaware that Wikipedia would not take primary sources. If I made a website containing the same exact information, with the Transition School journal entries and such, would that be valid? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:52, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Journal entries about the school written by students or staff at the school would be inadmissible as being primary sources. You need to find references to the school in published and reputable third-party sources. If there are none then the school lacks, by definition, wikipedic notability. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:48, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Ok then then Anthony, the school is an early entrance program to college, and it does have a significant amount of articles published about it. However, I feel that the students are often misrepresented, and deserve a section detailing their idiosyncrasies. This information has been published by Chimera, so would it be okay to put it up now without being blocked? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:31, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

I have no idea what Chimera is - there are a number of Google hits, all of which seem inappropriate - so cannot answer without more detail. Incidentally, you are failing to sign your posts, which wastes time. To sign a post, add ~~~~ to the end of it. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:47, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

O tahiti nui freedom[edit]

I was in the middle of a major rewrite of O tahiti nui freedom (now moved to O Tahiti Nui Freedom) when you deleted it. Please review the recreated article to assure that your concerns have been addressed. I admit the current version still has issues (no inline sources; orphan) but I think the present version is a workable start. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 21:27, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Zika Abzuk[edit]

Hi-I am trying to write an article about Zika Abzuk, a serial social entrepreneur who has and is making significant impact in various ways. There is ample material -please try to google. I would greatly appreciate if you could please guide me where to write a draft. Gratefully. Adam1955 (talk) 09:23, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Certainly. There are two routes, which to some extent overlap. Either create a personal sandbox, using {{sandbox}}, and write in the sandbox page; or go to articles for creation, create your draft and then click the "submit" which automatically appears. Remember that the article must give some indication of wikipedic notability, and all biographies must have reliable third-party references.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:08, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA Anthony. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:09, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Jean-Claude Lutanie[edit]

Hi Anthony,

I just created the article "Jean-Claude Lutanie" but it appears that you deleted it.

I wrote here some details to "contest" the delete:

An introduction to Jean-Claude Lutanie's thought and work just have been published in the american magazine The Third Rail (issue #7). It has been written by the new-yolked based curator and critic Rachel Valinsky, and it is followed by excerpts of a translation of the original text (Protestation devant les libertaires du présent et du futur sur les capitulations de 1980) to English. The magazine will be launched next week at the LA Art Book Fair at MOCA and will be available online soon after.

A re-edition of the re-impression of Protestation ( is upcoming. It will be a bilingual version, translated from the French by Rachel Valinsky:

As an answer to this increasing interest on Jean-Claude Lutanie's work, and as the French publisher of Jean-Claude Lutanie, I think that it is the right moment to have an online biography of the author on Wikipedia.

Moreover, Jean-Claude Lutanie's Protestation devant les libertaires du présent et du futur sur les capitulations de 1980 is widely cited in Guy Debord correspondence:

The author published anonymously the original version of the text, so his name itself isn't cited but the book's title appears many times in texts and books on situationnism.

More details here:

Please keep me in touch. I'd like to publish back the article.

best, EDLUT

Jean-Claude Lutanie[edit]

Dear Anthony,

Thanks a lot for your detailed answer. And sorry to have posted my request on top and not at the bottom of your talk page. I am new on Wikipedia, plus I am French and I didn't read your indications correctly.

Yes, I really would love to see the article back. I have been working on the wiki-form of it in the French version of it: <ref></ref> And I would like to go on adding sources and references before the publication online of the article on him published by The Third Rail which will be online soon.

Could you please leave me a chance of working on it? Are you the one who can post it it back or should I do it myself?

Please keep me in touch.

Thanks for your time and interest.

Best, EDLUT (talk) 13:25, 7 February 2016 (UTC)EDLUT

Jean-Claude Lutanie[edit]

Thanks a lot Anthony. I published back the article with more details. I'll do my best to add more details and references in the following days and weeks. It will be easier once the article of The Third Rail will be online.

Anyway thanks a lot for your help. Don't hesitate to send me advices.

All the best from Paris EDLUT (talk) 21:04, 7 February 2016 (UTC)EDLUT


Please block User: before my WP:AIV report goes stale. 2602:306:3357:BA0:5D4A:3D80:F3:91B (talk) 21:54, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Report is stale as of now. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:59, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Deleted article 17823 Bartels[edit]

Anthony, just to let you know that the article 17823 Bartels has been re-created. The discussion from 2006 is obsolete. It is a redirect as per WP:NASTHELP and part of an overall revision (also see more details and summary-page) Thanks for noticing. Cheers, Rfassbind – talk 08:46, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

  • 20:16, 9 January 2016 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Talk:17823 Bartels (G8: Talk page of a deleted page)
  • 20:15, 9 January 2016 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page 17823 Bartels (G4: Recreation of a page that was deleted per a deletion discussion)
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  • 20:15, 9 January 2016 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page 17823 Bartels (G4: Recreation of a page that was deleted per a deletion discussion)
  • 13:41, 25 August 2006 Mailer diablo (talk | contribs) deleted page 17823 Bartels (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/17823 Bartels)


Just don't revert my change blindly — I was undoing something I'd unthinkingly just added myself, not removing something that was already there :-)

I had forgotten about that; thank you. Now that I think of it, didn't Camperdown lose her ram inside Victoria? Accounts of rams being used at this period are quite rare in my reading; I can't even remember another unintentional use of a ram, and the next account of intentional ramming that comes to mind (and that without the Naval ram) is Dreadnought ramming the submarine. Nyttend (talk) 13:49, 15 February 2016 (UTC)


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and as if by magic you've already done what I requested! Thanks, and I hope all works out well... Bazj (talk) 20:07, 18 February 2016 (UTC)


Dear Mr. Bradbury,

I hope this email finds you well.

My name is Ahdieh and I am a famous Iranian singer. I created a profile in Wikipedia about my life and career, so other people may read about it. Recently, while a friend of mine advised about what it seemed to be some text problems with my English profile (where many words were not right as per English language), I discovered the following (when trying to access my English profile):

A page with this title has previously been deleted. If you are recreating a page similar to the previously deleted page, or are unsure, please first contact the deleting administrator using the information provided below.

11:26, 25 March 2014 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Ahdieh (A7: Article about a band, singer, musician, or musical ensemble, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject) 

As I have explained above, the page you deleted was only a short biography on my life so people may know... and I would appreciate and ask you not to delete my profile again. In case you would like to verify the content of my profile and if you consider you need to have proofs about either me or what I am stating on my profile, you are most welcome to contact me or ask any Persian person you may know, if you know any, so they may talk extensively to you about who I am, which is something I don't like to do myself. I can only assure you that I am a real person with a very high reputation among Persian people. Just for your information, I was considered one of Iran's top singer at the age of 30, when I left Iran, before the Islamic Revolution and came to Spain, and I am still singing and giving performances in many countries around the globe.

There are many videos of me on youtube as well as on my website in facebook (which is in Persian, but where you can see some of my latest works and recent musics). Just for your reference:عهدیه-Ahdieh-447671278626611/?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser

Sorry for taking your time.

Kind regards,

Ahdieh Badiee — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahdiehbadiee (talkcontribs) 21:32, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

As you say, I deleted this article about two years ago. While writing about yourself is not actively forbidden, it is strongly discouraged, largely because it is very difficult to maintain an objective point of view in an autobiography. The reason I gave for the deletion of your article was that it did not adequately indicate wikipedic notability. I have just re-read it, and I do not see any reason to make a different decision. But if you wish to pursue the case then you are welcome to make your case at the deletion review page. If you do so do not forget to sign your posting; you did not sign the one on this page. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:12, 18 February 2016 (UTC)


Protect Rugby Challenge 3 and block all the vandals there as punishment for their disregard for Wikipedia policy. 2602:306:3357:BA0:E898:A318:D9F4:65A1 (talk) 22:30, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

An IP vandal has been blocked. There is not sufficient vandalism there to consider protection, and a block is never, ever meant as a punishment. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:36, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Mary E. Hutchinson[edit]


It would be nice if you could send me a talk before deleting my pages.

I am adding pages for women artists to be edited during an Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon on February 26.

Please state reasons for deleting my article and what could be added so that it won't be deleted again.

Thanks.Jennifersyoung (talk) 17:58, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Please note that this article was flagged as being potentially deletable by another editor just over an hour before I deleted it. It qualified for speedy deletion on the basis that there was, within the article, no assertion of notability. See notability criteria. I suspect that it may merely have been an unfortunate choice of words, but it is better not to refer to "my" pages. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:09, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
I have now looked at all of the other similar articles which you have created. None of them appear to be currently flagged for deletion, and for me to take any action on them as a result of this conversation would be very unfair; but all of them currently qualify for speedy deletion, and it is almost certain that an uninvolved admin will have his attention drawn to them in the near future. May I suggest that assertions of notability are edited in as soon as possible? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:15, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:15, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Japanese pugnose grenadier[edit]

Hi Anthony Bradbury. Could you please have another look at this article, which you deleted as being Neelix nonsense? He never edited this article. (He did make eight redirects to it.) I think you may have deleted it in error — Diannaa (talk) 15:25, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

I recall assessing that article and deciding to leave it in; perhaps I hit the wrong button? I will go to it now.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:15, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
My error - I intended to delete a pointless redirect to that article, but removed the article itself by mistake. Apologies. Article is restored.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:19, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing. — Diannaa (talk) 23:07, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Vytautas Astrauskas[edit]

I noticed that you speedily deleted the former Vytautas Astrauskas article. I don't know what shape the former article was in, but as the chairman of the Lithuanian Presidium, Astrauskas was the de facto head-of-government of the republic. I have quickly created a new version of the article which I hope adequately expresses his notability. If not, please let me know. I also don't know the history of the former article, but I thought that it might be valuable to solicit the input of those former editors to help flesh-out the current stub. Would it be possible to notify those editors that the page has been restored, but needs additional content and citation? --Bejnar (talk) 04:47, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Vytautas Astrauskas (again)[edit]

I had a question relating to the deletion of Vytautas Astrauskas article. Since it is a different question from the above, I thought it best to keep it under a separate heading. I wanted to understand your justification for deleting the article. The article clearly stated, in a sourced manner, that Astrauskas is a former member of the Seimas, the national legislature of Lithuania. That, by itself, qualifies it underWP:POLITICIAN, so how can you claim that it "does not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the subject"? I want to understand this before I create any other article on Seimas members. No longer a penguin (talk) 10:21, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

I now understand that the deleted article was about the well-known (received an encyclopedic entry in 1985) physician who also served in the first parliament of the regained-independence Lithuania (1992-1996), and not the chairman of the Lithuanian Presidium. I too am interested in why Seimas membership was not a credible indication of notability. (Again, I did not see the deleted article.) --Bejnar (talk) 09:31, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
The revised article is acceptable.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:17, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Hello Anthony, I understand that the revised article is acceptable. It is about a different person, though, and I still want to understand what was unacceptable about the original article about the original person.No longer a penguin (talk) 12:24, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
I concede my error. I failed to realize that the Seimas, which was not defined in the article, is the title of the Parliament in Lithuania. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:35, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

request to delete article for "iPhone 6S"[edit]

hey there, i found a page that doesnt need to exist and i think we can go ahead and delete it. If you agree ill go ahead and take care of it. iPhone 6S Dorkmo (talk) 05:42, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

I do not agree. You are not an admin and have no mandate to delete pages. I have also commented on your talk page. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:33, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Draftspace speedy deletions with MFDs outstanding[edit]

If you don't mind, if you're going to be speedy deleting pages with ongoing MFD discussions, could you close Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Intercellular Mitochondrial Transfer, Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Farah-Nor ( Faarax-Nuur ), Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Fahad Khalid Sadberg and Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Apostle (Mrs) Eunice De'brah Gordon Osagiede? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 19:22, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Unnecessary tag[edit]

Hi, I don't know what is going on here. There are at least two other similarly-designated pages in my userspace and I've created none of them. - Sitush (talk) 17:00, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

I did not, and do not, see this as being in your userspace. I am aware that you are a long-term wikipedian in good standing; the page I noticed was created by a user who decided, for presumably no good reason, to select a name suggesting a relationship to you. He is a known and blocked sockpuppet. I do not see any other extant articles posted by him, but am happy to attend to any similar pages you might care to indicate to me. I removed the speedy tag because deletion would also delete the sock tag. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:58, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Ah. I wonder if there is something faulty in the code I was given some years ago. On my userpage, fairly near to the top, there is a linked entry called "Root". That was supposed to list all subpages in my userspace, which is how I spotted the one I tagged. I can't remember who gave me the code but it was one of the tech wizards, and almost certainly one of those who have frequented Drmies' talk page. If must be buggy in some way or another. - Sitush (talk) 22:47, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
I don't think it's actually bugged. It is not set specifically to pick up on your pages; it will list any page beginning with "Sitush". So if another editor creates a page with a username "sitush....anything" it will drop into the list. You could amend it, for instance by changing the filter item to "Sitush/", if that would pick up all your sub-pages (I did not check them all). --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:38, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
D'oh! Thanks very much - I'll give that a whirl. Sorry for the confusion. - Sitush (talk) 10:11, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Long live the Worker's Party of Korea[edit]

Hi, I left a message on the talk page contesting the "unambiguous copyright violation", as it was in my opinion not a copyright violation. My reasons were: It was entirely in my words, the lyrics were incorporated solely as "fair use", which is applied to many other songs of a cultural or political nature; eg: The Internationale, God Save the Queen, etc, and that none of the text showed as being copied using the metawiki copyright violation detecter. BrxBrx (talk) 22:49, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

I saw your message. In my view the lyrics do not fall into the same category as the anthems you quote. I am not prepared to restore the article, but you are wholly free to ask the community at deletion review.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:43, 1 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi, you deleted User:Mauriciol1991 as WP:CSD#G2, which specifically excludes pages in user space. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:52, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I have restored the page, and immediately re-deleted it as advertising. OK?--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:42, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment. I have restored this userpage, and immediately speedy-deleted it as being advertising, wholly inappropriate on a userpage. The end-result is clearly the same; so your point was?--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:49, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
No, not OK. This was the text of the page that you deleted:

==infobox Cantones de Costa Rica==
{{infobox Cantones de Costa Rica
|name = Coronado
How is that "unambiguous advertising or promotion" within the provisions of WP:CSD#G11? My point is: why was this deletable under any speedy deletion criterion? --Redrose64 (talk) 15:22, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
It is a userpage, being used to promote a holiday destination. I do not see your problem. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:11, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
It's not being used to promote a holiday destination. "Cantones de Costa Rica" (see es:Cantones de Costa Rica) is Spanish for Cantons of Costa Rica. Coronado is one of them. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:54, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Still not an appropriate userpage. And, albeit without accompanying text, still promotional. This thread is now ended. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:53, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for User:Mauriciol1991[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of User:Mauriciol1991. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Redrose64 (talk) 22:35, 3 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi there, can you take a look at WP:AIV - there are a number of outstanding reports. Also, can you protect the Philip H. Hayes page. Thanks -KH-1 (talk) 13:32, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

The level of vandalism is insufficient for page protection. I know it's annoying; I have warned the vandal ans will block on his next attack. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:41, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Page[edit]

I understand that the page has been deleted due to conflict of interest. Can you please help me understand how we can get information about our company published through a neutral contribution?

Peculiar comments[edit]

He Anthony, did you happen to notice this user's comments at an unblock request? Very odd to me. Firstly, why is he commenting on an unblock request? He had no prior contact with this editor. Is he just trucking through Wikipedia space looking for opportunities to chatter? Other things of note: User has 2119 edits, 839 are to talk pages, 341 are in user space (his user page is highly decorated for someone with a scant 450 edits to article space). Numerous comments at Wikipedia administrator election reform... Started using Twinkle 150 edits in... Maybe I'm just being paranoid.

As for the IP, I think it's pretty clear that the user who filed the unblock request was the same user behind the other edits. The most telling clue is that virtually all the edits from this IP contains the cryptic edit summary "(I)", which I'm sure you noticed. The user who filed the unblock request removed talk page warnings again with the cryptic edit summary, one minute before filing his unblock request (no summary).

It was somewhat of a bummer to see this other editor leave a chatty note because it distracts from your query, which is the reason why I boxed the other editor in with my comment. Anyhow, I'm rambling now. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:33, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

I was fairly certain, particularly because of the edit summaries, that it was the same editor. But as he had denied editing I wanted to see his answer, which is to date not forthcoming. As to the intervening editor, this happens from time to time, although I have not seen this particular person before. He can be warned off, but in practice it is best to ignore these interventions until they become disruptive, when warnings and if necessary action can be taken. As I say, he is not the only person who does this. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:55, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
I have left him a polite warning. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:14, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of angelaab98 page[edit]

Hi, I am the Facebook Fan Page administrator for Teresa Alvarez, her marketing and PR person as well as her mother. I know the information I provided is true but I don't know how to cite this. I have added 7 citations on the page. This should suffice. Angela

↑ "Teresa Alvarez | Facebook". Retrieved 2016-04-05. ↑

"Detroit Orthodontic Specialists | Downtown Detroit Orthodontist". Retrieved 2016-04-05. 

↑ "Beauty Pageant Title-Holder Tells All (with images) · cherinaogletree". Storify. Retrieved 2016-04-05.  ↑ "2012 Detroit Tigers Energy Squad - Google Search". Retrieved 2016-04-05.  ↑ "Teresa Alvarez". Full Circle Dance Company. Retrieved 2016-04-05.  ↑ Davis, James 'Hotfeet' (2015-05-27), Belly of the Beast, retrieved 2016-04-05  ↑ "Miss Earth Michigan 2015". Retrieved 2016-04-05. ↑

The initial problem is that you made your article in a user page, not in article space. the page you created was ""User Angelaab98". In a user page you may only write things about yourself insofar as they relate to Wikipedia; your skill, intentions, interests, expectations, etc. If you wish to write about Teresa Alvarez then you must create a page entitled Teresa Alvarez. I suggest that you do this at articles for creation. Bear in mind that any social medium, or any medium which can be amended by users, such as Facebook, is not a valid reference here.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:16, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Problem on talk page[edit]


There is a high level of edit warring and white washing occurring on talk page for the Pramukh Swami article . A group of users are removing talk page topics potentially due to conflict of interest even though cited articles state sexual abuse allegations of Pramukh swami who is a famous guru with thousands of centers throughout the globe. This was discussed when the allegations became public and it was decided that two former members accusing the swami of rape and abuse was not important to include because of said reasons on talk page even though the group, BAPS, acknowledged the allegations and denied any wrongdoing. Several media outlets reported his sexual abuse allegations. I have stated to one user in particular who is obsessed with getting this topic removed off of the talk page even though its a dead issue that "I brought the topic to the talk page to discuss whether or not this is something that needs to be included in the article. They are intensely focused on removing this discussion from the talk page even though the consensus was to not include it. Their obsessive nature to get this already resolved discussion off of the talk page combined with their tedious and persistent editing of related topics demonstrate that they have a strong bias and should refrain from making edits to things where they cannot keep a neutral point of view." I just need some assistance and I feel a NPOV take will really assist in this matter

Examples of the same group of users obsessing over any critical discussion regarding BAPS and related topics:

Swamiblue (talk) 03:28, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

I do not fully understand your problem. I understand that there was an accusation, never proved and never tested in court, regarding this man's activities. Clearly in the absence of any legal judgement this accusation should not be included in the article, and it is not. Because of biography of living persons policy such accusations should not be included in the article talk page either, and removing them is correct procedure. As the discussion is, as you say, resolved, in my opinion the article and the talk page should be left exactly as they are now. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:47, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Miss Asia Pacific 2005[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Asia Pacific 2005 as delete, but you must have forgotten to actually delete Miss Asia Pacific 2005. Just wanted to let you know. clpo13(talk) 15:15, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Jessica Denay[edit]

Hello! I disagree with your closing Jessica Denay as delete. As I and Coolabahapple demonstrated, she passes GNG at the very least. She is the full subject of articles from the Chicago Tribune and other RS. I urge you to please revisit. If you still disagree, I would like to take the article to review. Thanks! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:32, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

The consensus was very clear, and while we both know that AfD is not a straightforward vote, seven to two is fairly decisive. I think it rests largely on how much of the notability in question relates to her personally, and how much is notability by association. I do not feel able to reverse my assessment, but shall not object if you go to deletion review. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:49, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I agree the consensus was clear, but that was before the improvements to the article were made, as per my comments. Thanks for responding and I'll take it to the board. :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 16:48, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for Jessica Denay[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Jessica Denay. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 16:59, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for Brandon Steven[edit]

Why was this deleted? How can I get the article published? it's in my sandbox — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brittany 316 (talkcontribs) 19:09, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

The article appears to be in mainspace. And I am not aware of deleting it, although I see it was briefly deleted a few days ago by another admin.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:40, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

AFD closure questioned[edit]

I disagree with your closure of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Pinwheel. There were 4 delete votes, yes, but then a better suggestion was made, IMO, and no one disagreed with the suggestion. Do you disagree with the suggestion, yourself? I am not sure what wp:AFD instructions say about cases like this. I am not sure if I want to bring this to deletion review either. Could you please comment? --doncram 04:03, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

As you say, the proposed building is listed under "proposed" in the list of tallest buildings in Lebanon article. In my personal opinion it is too soon for this construction, which is not yet begun, to have its own article. When it is built, or building, then yes. You are perfectly entitled to take it to deletion review, where I will repeat this comment and those of the delete !voters, with which I agree. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:44, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Miss Asia Pacific 1971[edit]

Hi Anthony.

You closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Asia Pacific 1968 as Delete. Legacypac had redirected Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Asia Pacific 1971 to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Asia Pacific 1968 and bundled it, but Miss Asia Pacific 1971 remains in main space.

As for Miss Asia Pacific 1972, Miss Asia Pacific 1973, and Miss Asia Pacific 1974 they have open, individual AfD discussions despite being mentioned as bundled in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Asia Pacific 1968.

Sam Sailor Talk! 12:19, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

There are a lot of Miss Asia Pacific articles in mainspace; I have deleted a lot at AfD, but am processing them only after the stutory seven day discussion period. The dates you mention will presumably come up before me or another admin at some point in the near future; if they are not currently tagged for deletion please feel free to tag them. The pageant itself has been determined by consensus here not to be notable, so individual years contests are not notable per se.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:30, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
I untangled and deleted 1971, and dealt with the others in the normal way. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:25, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Naoya Nomura[edit]

You recently closed this AfD, citing your belief that all of the "keep" recommendations were made by the same editor. They were not. Although I am not overly concerned with the deletion itself, I am very much concerned with the suggestion that I was using multiple accounts. If possible, please amend your closing statement. Thank you for your attention to this matter. NewYorkActuary (talk) 21:31, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

I concede the point, with apologies. My comment applies only to all of the other "keep" comments; I will amend the close accordingly. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:12, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. NewYorkActuary (talk) 22:21, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Strange thing about the Hamza Nadeem article[edit]

Okay saw you deleted the Hamza Nadeem article-oddly it was created by 2 single different people apparently, also the show that it linked to is one that I can't find notability for-wondering if some SPA is going on and if there needs to be more looked into these articles. (The first one was borderline vandalism actually, I have a hard time believing a TV show had a 11 year old writer which is what it said) Wgolf (talk) 22:06, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Neha Rathore[edit]

Anthony Bradbury,

I would like to know the reason behind the deletion of the page 'Neha Rathore'. I do know that the page was asking me to add some references to the page, but i did not understand what kind of refernces it was asking me to add on page to avoid its deletion. Could you please help me in knowing the same!


Anthony Bradbury,

I would like to know the reason behind the deletion of the page 'Neha Rathore'. I do know that the page was asking me to add some references to the page, but i did not understand what kind of refernces it was asking me to add on page to avoid its deletion. Could you please help me in knowing the same!


The references needed would be significant mentions of this person in newspapers, magazines or books; not just giving results of fights, but actually saying something relevant about her. To avoid misunderstanding, comments in social media such as facebook, instagram, youtube, etc are not acceptable. The page has been deleted; if you are able to provide valid references go to deletion review to state your case. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:04, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Preston City Wrestling Tag Team Championship[edit]

Hi - you closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Preston City Wrestling Tag Team Championship with delete but there were two supplementary articles included. Were those to be deleted also. Cheers.Peter Rehse (talk) 15:46, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Done that now. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:51, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks.Peter Rehse (talk) 15:54, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Article - Nathan Lee[edit]

Dear Admin Bradbury, We are Nathan Lee's management company. We noticed that the page was recently deleted. We understand that information was not cited correctly; would it be okay if we recreated the page with proper citations? Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by NathanLeeFanPage (talkcontribs) 00:28, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

NathanLeeFanPage (talk) 00:29, 30 April 2016 (UTC) NathanLeeFanPage

Deleted Page: Robert Bruce (author)[edit]

Robert Bruce (author) page and talk page should not have been deleted. Can you please restore it?

Just because a few users haven't heard of him doesn't mean it should automatically be killed. If Miss Cleo can have a page, Robert Bruce should have a page. Thanks! CorkyH (talk) 12:00, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) User:CorkyH, with 6 editors giving policy and guidelines reasons why it should have been deleted, your desire isn't enough. And Miss Cleo seems to meet our notability guidelines - have you read them? Doug Weller talk 12:24, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
(ec) I am not prepared to restore the page in the face of seven (including the nominator) editors giving sound reasons to delete, and none giving reasons to retain. You have the option of making your case at deletion review. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:31, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Unanimous consensus by 7 people who are ignorant of the topic? Out of body experiences and astral projection are commonly talked about in media and there are hundreds of books about it. Robert Bruce has appeared on the talk show Coast to Coast AM and is listed as a notable practitioner on the page Astral projection. One of his books is listed there for further reading. One of his books is used as a source on the Out-of-body experience page. His author page had notes on some of his theories.
It would have been helpful if the page was flagged for not having enough sources, so other users can help improve it, rather than immediately being deleted. It seems the action for deleted started because one user couldn't find anything in a five second Google search.
At the least, if you can please post the original contents of the page to my sandbox I will start working on a better page for posting. Thanks for the consideration. CorkyH (talk) 13:39, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
The article is in your sandbox. I have included, pursuant to your comment above, the tag relating to sources. I did not include the AfD tag, which was in place for a week and was deleted separately as per procedure.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:42, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Much appreciated. CorkyH (talk) 22:29, 2 May 2016 (UTC)


I agree that Hewitt has had quite a hard time understanding how Wikipedia works...and have been disagreeing with his content suggestions for an article...but I'm curious what the problem with his user page was? it seemed to be a self-crafted description of himself and his academic work (that contained a lot of vanity and even statements that suggested his erroneous beliefs about some subjects)..but who cares? it's not indexed etc...and it was actually helpful to me in understanding where he was coming from.. (talk) 16:25, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

It is inappropriate; see userpage policy. "Who cares" is not a good reason for ignoring policy.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:58, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Copyvio in unblock request[edit]

Hello, Anthony Bradbury! You recently declined an “erudite” unblock request from user Floppo-Sloppo; on a hunch I searched for the text and found it verbatim, introducing a BBC Newsnight video on YouTube. I would have deleted it myself before requesting a RevDel but, reluctant to stick my nose too far into admin procedures, I thought I’d just come straight here and bring it to your attention. Please let me know, for future reference, if you don’t think it’s severe enough to require hiding.—Odysseus1479 00:12, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

I must admit that as the unblock request was clearly one I declined without hesitation the idea of it being a copyvio did not occur to me. It should not, I think, be deleted, on the basis that deleting block/unblock messages from the page of a user who is still blocked is poor technique.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:43, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Shashikanth ramawat[edit]

Dear Admin Bradbury, I noticed that the page was recently deleted. i want to know why page is deleted and i can't provide more info than that but i can provide additional photo that's it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hangula01 (talkcontribs) 19:47, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

In my view the article does not contain adequate inference of wikipedic notability.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:55, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Deleted article[edit]

Hi there, you deleted yesterday the article Prabodhanam citing WP:A7 and WP:G11. I don't really see how either of these two criteria were applicable based on what I remember was the content of the article. It wasn't promotional (true, it did have the "advert" maintenance tag, but the promotional content had been cleaned up a few days back). As for G11, the article does make a claim of notability as an old and established publication, and although I'm not sure it would have stood up in the deletion discussion you bypassed, it wasn't for what I know anywhere near being a clear case of CSD. Uanfala (talk) 08:44, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

I am sorry to say that I do not agree with you. Being an old (1949) publication does not confer automatic notability, and in my view the text appears promotional. Please feel free to take your request to deletion review if you wish.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:45, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
This is the kind of argument that could have been used at the deletion discussion, where it could have been weighed against arguments brought in by other editors. Would you be able to tell me what bit in the text you find promotional? Thanks. Uanfala (talk) 09:55, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
I have absolutely no wish to be confrontational, but I do not feel that discussion on this point is productive. As I have said, feel free to go to deletion review. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:08, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Sorry if I've sounded confrontational, I only wanted to double-check in case I'm misunderstanding the speedy deletion criteria. Uanfala (talk) 11:00, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for Prabodhanam[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Prabodhanam. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Uanfala (talk) 11:00, 22 May 2016 (UTC)


Can you email me a copy of User:Finigrimm? Thanks, Mrs. Olson from the Folgers commercials (talk) 18:32, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Anthony, I have to run so can't finish dealing with this now, but be aware this user is almost certainly User:Emg1217, a globally banned user. See Emg1217's first 3 edits. Don't know who WMF thinks they are, I don't move in those circles. Will follow up with someone later, but in the mean time I wouldn't provide them with any deleted material. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:00, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, globally locked. Good page delete, BTW. --Floquenbeam (talk) 20:22, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Gitm Gurgaon et al[edit]

For your info, Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management, (GITM) and Gurgaon institute of technology and management. Both are versions of a page you deleted here. 220 of Borg 15:32, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes. And?--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:28, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
And...I thought you might be interested in its recreation, especially if it is no better than it was? :-| 220 of Borg 10:51, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
Certainly; but it has not been nominated either at CSD, AfD or PROD. While an admin can act without prompt, responding to a deletion request is the preferable option. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:55, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has appointed a committee to lead the search for the foundation’s next Executive Director. One of our first tasks is to write the job description of the executive director position, and we are asking for input from the Wikimedia community. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help us better understand community and staff expectations for the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.

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Shashikanth ramawat Dear Admin Bradbury, sir can i create a wikipedia page about myself if so how can i do that ,, if not is there anything i can do to get it like by paying or improving my profile ...

In my view the article does not contain adequate inference of wikipedic notability.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:55, 21 May 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hangula01 (talkcontribs)

Shashikanth ramawat[edit]

Dear Admin Bradbury, sir can i create a wikipedia page about myself if so how can i do that ,, if not is there anything i can do to get it like by paying or improving my profile ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hangula01 (talkcontribs) 22:36, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Why can't i create a page about myself?[edit]

I have seen actors, dancers have their pages in wikipedia so why i can't get one for me i'm not that famous but i'm a dancer

atleast can i create a userpage[edit]

if i can't create a wikipedia page about my self atleast can i create a userpage like Shashikanth Ramawat

The deletion of a page[edit]

Hello! I just wanted to create a page with this title "Allama Raja Nasir Abbas" which happens to had been created but later removed long ago. Why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sydjalil (talkcontribs) 06:43, 7 June 2016 (UTC)


Hello Tony! This will perhaps seem strange because you don't know me, but I feel compelled to at least try. Do you have any information about Phaedriel? Obviously, you don't have to tell me, and you might have good reasons not to discuss this matter with a total stranger, but if you have been in touch with her recently, could you please let me know whether she is OK? Thank you. ComplexParadigm (talk) 14:49, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

I do not mind you asking, but have no information. My last contact with her was some seven or eight years ago. I have tried, but with no success.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:49, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Request for unblocking User:rajsuvrat[edit]

Respected sir,this is humble request to unblock user:Rajsuvrat .He has reliased his mistakes and now he is agreeing not to repeat his faults again and wanted to contribut Wikipedia positively. Earlier, he was unknown of Wikipedia rules but now he will agree all rules. So,I request you to unblock him so,he could also contribute to Wikipedia. If he again violates any of Wikipedia rules, then,you block him indefinitely. From Reema Kumari 12:17, 29 June 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reema Kumari (25) (talkcontribs)

Please make your appeal on your talk page, not on mine. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:26, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
I would also normally leave a comment on your own page, but as you have used at least six accounts I have no idea as to which, if any, you still watch. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:53, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Mohabat Kar Da Lewno Da[edit]

Hi Anthony. You closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mohabat Kar Da Lewno Da as delete. The article has been recreated at Mohabbat Kar Da Lewano Day with a redirect from Mohabat Kar Da Lewno Da. I checked the one source in Mohabbat Kar Da Lewano Day, and it fails verification. One of the hallmarks of Nouman khan sherani was his poorly sourced 1-liners about Pashto films. I believe Mohabbat Kar Da Lewano Day is G4-worthy, but could you use your admin-o-vision and confirm or unconfirm this. Thanks, Sam Sailor Talk! 16:44, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Well spotted. I have deleted as G4.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:57, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of that. But, teach me a thing: the redirect Mohabat Kar Da Lewno Da would have been (at best) a {{R from alternative transliteration}} before, but now what? I would have zapped it, but since you have left it in main space I'm reluctant to {{Db-redirnone}}-tag it without asking you why it was not deleted? Thanks, Sam Sailor Talk! 19:47, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Because I forgot to do it. Oops. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:50, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
The world's still standing, thanks again. Sam Sailor Talk! 10:35, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Whiff of a sock...[edit]

Today you deleted User:Dr. Tarkeshwar C. Patil U2, and Dr. Tarkeshwar C. Patil R2. The same author has previously had Tarkeshwar C. Patil deleted A7. Previously there was a Tarkeshwar Patil also deleted A7. That would be my starting point to look for any potential sock activity but Special:WhatLinksHere/Tarkeshwar Patil shows no link to any CSD notification. Could you have a peek behind the curtain please? Thanks, for (;;) (talk) 18:43, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

as far as I am aware, this is just a single person without wikipedic notability trying unsuccessfully to get an article about himself published. I do not see evidence of socking. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:00, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for looking. for (;;) (talk) 18:06, 3 July 2016 (UTC)


I'm not sure if you are monitoring this user's page but you may need to remove talk page access for user:JOhnnnnCNEAAAAA; they are changing the block appeal template in a few ways(one of which is to indicate that the request was accepted when it was not). 331dot (talk) 11:56, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Handelshøyskolen, NMBU page[edit]

Dear Anthony, You have deleted the page Handelshøyskolen, NMBU that I created. I was wondering what is the right way to create an institute wiki-page? The information that I have used on the page has been written by the head of the Department and it is published on our institute homepage here:

Hope you can provide me with some guidance!

Kind regards Kateryna — Preceding unsigned comment added by Handelshøyskolen NMBU (talkcontribs) 06:31, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

First of all, the article which I deleted consisted solely of the text "okoko", the deletion of which cannot be argued. I realize that that was in fact a comment from you, rather than a genuine article. Your article in its intended form was deleted because it was a breach of copyright, which you admit when you say that the text was taken from your homepage; this is not permitted. It is, of course, also true that articles in the English Wikipedia must be written in English, and articles in other languages are, if not translated, deleted whatever their merit. It is usually not a good idea to create an article about your own organization, although doing so in not forbidden See conflict of interest policy. But if you do decide to write again on the same subject, the text must be in your own words, and they must be English words. As an aside, I would be interested to know why you did not write the article in English? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:26, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Handelshøyskolen, NMBU page[edit]

The reason why I wrote the article in Norwegian is because we are a Department in Norwegian university situated in Norway, it is Norwegian language that we use daily. Regarding the copyright. The information that is taken from the website here: has been written by me, so obviously I have the right to copy my own words. We are not promoting anything, it is simply information about our Department for those who are interested. Like thousand of others institutions we would like to be found if people wonder about us. Telling about our history and the studies that we offer have nothing to do with promotion. We are a part of the University of Life Sciences that has a wiki-page here: (notice that it is in Norwegian, by the way). On this page you can see that the whole faculty, but us has wiki pages. Institutt for landskapsplanlegging: (again in Norwegian) Institutt for internasjonale miljø- og utviklingsstudier (Noragric): (and again in Norwegian)

Those two departments basically give the same kind of information that I was given in my wiki-page and those are existing pages, while mine has been deleted. So I hope you can republish my page so that I can continue working with it. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Handelshøyskolen NMBU (talkcontribs) 07:43, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

No. Articles in the Norwegian Wikipedia are, obviously, written in the Norwegian language; the article which you mention is, indeed, in the Norwegian Wikipedia, which is wholly different to and unconnected with the English Wikipedia. We will ABSOLUTELY NOT, here, accept articles written in any other language but English; this is not open to argument or debate. If you wish to write here in English we will assess the article on its merits. You can, of course, write what you like in the Norwegian Wikipedia, over which I have no authority.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:36, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
As a separate issue, it is of course true that very few people in the English-speaking world understand Norwegian, so even if your article was allowed here it would not be understood by Wikipedia users.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:40, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Why Ahmadiyyas are not Muslims[edit]

Why deleted the article? This article is an encyclopedia article about the book, Help me by restoring the page, I will improve the article by adding more Information about the bookChunakkutti (talk) 17:33, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Very few books qualify for encyclopedia articles. In my opinion this one does not. To justify a place here the article would need to explain why this book is enough different from other books on the same topic to justify encyclopedia mention. Mere existence is not adequate.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:39, 18 July 2016 (UTC)


Is it now standard practice to delete articles that have been listed for less than 13 hours? -- Visviva (talk) 04:02, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

No; but some articles clearly qualify under CSD rather than AfD. Nevertheless, to avoid conflict, I have restored the article. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:46, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
I agree that some articles go to AFD and could have been speedied. But when you close these, you need to close them as Speedy Deleted and note the criteria, so that they count as Speedys rather than AFDs. This impacts how they are reviewed at DRV, if they get that far. That also prevents admins clearing WP:BADAFD from assuming you closed one in error and reverting your close, as I almost did with this AFD. Are you reopening the debate, or should I? The article is still tagged with the AFD link. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 12:57, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
I went ahead and reverted the close, since the article had already been deleted and was never un-tagged. No need for a second debate. Thanks. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 18:32, 19 July 2016 (UTC)