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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.

Thank you.

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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Draft:Manal Deeb[edit]

Greetings, and I hope I am posting this message in the correct space. First of all, thank you for reviewing the page I created on artist Manal Deeb. While the page was deleted (G8), I have looked carefully at the Wikipedia criteria and believe I understand where I went wrong. I have worked on a new draft of the page offline, and would like to resubmit, as I believe the topic has merit. As I understand it, protocol is that I connect back to you, as the person who deleted the first draft, before resubmitting. Please let me know if there is anything I need to do before submitting a second draft, and thanks again for any assistance you can provide. All the best. Lucylocket (talk) 15:21, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

The problem was that your (draft} article was in breach of copyright, as it copied wording from two sources relating to the subject of your draft. It is, of course, perfectly proper and indeed necessary to have good quality secondary or tertiary sources for articles, but it is obligatory that you create the articles in your own words, avoiding extensive quotes or close paraphrasing. If you believe that the topic has merit then of course you are free to submit a revised draft, paying attention to my comments contained herein.----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:12, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your response. I will plan to submit another version, keeping your comments in mind. All the best. Lucylocket (talk) 17:13, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Ascentium Capital[edit]

Anthony, thank you for noting the update. I have requested to retrieve the article. Previously, Davisonio had reviewed the article and gave the decline reasons, and that is why I noted the changes to Davisonio's suggestion on his talk page. I understand that the reviewers are busy and intentionally did not want to resubmit the article before hearing from Davisonio. Please retrieve the article. I will work on it further and resubmit it. Thanks for your help! IrfanAli512 (talk) 14:22, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Please see WP:REFUND/G13 ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:02, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

GridDB Draft Page[edit]

I would like get a copy of that deleted draft and make the necessary changes to get it published. Is there a way you could provide the original draft && give me some insights on what I need to change to get the article published?

Thanks. IllegalThoughts (talk) 01:11, 28 November 2018 (UTC)IllegalThoughts — Preceding unsigned comment added by IllegalThoughts (talkcontribs) 00:15, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

I will place a copy of the deleted draft in your talk-page. Please note that the draft was deleted as being a copyright infringement: any re-creation must be in your own words, without either copy-pasting or close paraphrasing. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:44, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

The deletion of the Kirsten Nimwey article[edit]

Hello! How many commercial publishers you can court mostly writing in Tagalog if your book is not a localization of the Bible, or a handbook for schools supported by the government, or like that? There are a Wikia page of the The Explorers universe and regular illustrative work on the Mr. Mac Bible series for years to be kind of notable too.

I regret to say that I have the remotest idea as to what your unsigned comment means. If you lack skill in the English language I suggest get a native English speaker to help you. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:07, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

To say in short I’m appealing to you to challenge the deletion of the mentioned page Kirten Nimwey. There was a notion of lack of notability for that subject from Cabayi resulted in a speedy deletion nomination you had executed, but I’ve put some additional comments on that you’ve barely understood above, though.

If you wish to challenge the deletion you are free to do so at deletion review. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:12, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

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

Nominations for our annual Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards are open until 23:59 (GMT) on 15 December 2018. Why don't you nominate the editors who you believe have made a real difference to the project in 2018? MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:26, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – December 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2018).


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Voting now open for "Military historian of the year" and "Military history newcomer of the year" awards[edit]

Voting for our annual Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards is open until 23:59 (GMT) on 30 December 2018. Why don't you vote for the editors who you believe have made a real difference to Wikipedia's coverage of military history in 2018? MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:16, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of AROUNDtheTREE[edit]

The article provided just the basic info about the company. I don't understand how that's commercial. What was the problem exactly ? Mention to specific products ?

4throck (talk) 16:04, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

The article was very clearly a promotional piece designed to advertise the company. If you are unable to recognize this, then I suggest that you refrain from creating articles until you have gained a better understanding of editing principles within Wikipedia. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:44, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Amardeep Sada[edit]

Hello Anthony Bradbury, I've been looking around for articles to add on wikipiedia and have noticed one in particular that looks very interesting. That of Indian serial killer Amardeep Sada. I was going to add it but I noticed that you had already created it and that it was subsequently deleted. I was just wondering if you'd be interested in working with me on creating and expanding it if I make it as a userspace draft? Please let me know what you think.--Paleface Jack (talk) 18:23, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

I did not create this article; I have not created any articles for a number of years, and never at any time about Indian serial killers, or indeed any Indians at all; or any serial killers. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:38, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
On looking back four years I see that on December 21st 2014 I deleted the article as being a copyright infringement; that does not imply any enduring interest in the subject. You are wholly free to create a replacement article, being of course careful to avoid copyright or other WP:CSD problems. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:45, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations[edit]

Please undo the delete of "Draft:Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations", as the article did not have any copyright violations. All of the information was public domain information from the US government. -- — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiFixur (talkcontribs) 14:00, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Done. Apologies . ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:05, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2018).

Guideline and policy news

  1. G14 (new): Disambiguation pages that disambiguate only zero or one existing pages are now covered under the new G14 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-disambig}}; the text is unchanged and candidates may be found in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion as unnecessary disambiguation pages.
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  • Starting on December 13, the Wikimedia Foundation security team implemented new password policy and requirements. Privileged accounts (administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters, interface administrators, bots, edit filter managers/helpers, template editors, et al.) must have a password at least 10 characters in length. All accounts must have a password:
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Haligator page deletion[edit]

This page does not promote any business or any other organization whatsoever. It is a page about a school alumni group. Please consider and reply me soon. Thanks_ _ Supun999 (talk) 17:55, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

I agree completely. The problem is that the article was not deleted as being promotional: it was deleted (in July 2017) under category A7, which is lack of claim of significance. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:43, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Restoring Draft:Radiology Cafe[edit]

Dear Anthony I would like to continue completing a draft page for Radiology Cafe, but it was deleted. I'm happy to start afresh or you could restore it whatever is quicker? What should I do? Chrisgdclarke (talk) 14:07, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2019).


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Inquiry previously page created called AEVI[edit]

Hi Tony,

My name is Amelie, I would like to create a page called AEVI, a company in Financial Services. (No affiliation) I have created a very basic draft but noticed that you previously deleted one with this name. I just wanted to check before I submit.

Thank you

AmelieMGArras (talk) 17:53, 15 February 2019 (UTC) Amelie

Amelie: I am answering here as I am uncertain if you look at your (blank) user talk page. I did indeed delete the article you mention. I did that at the request of the editor, but the record shows that said editor received three messages in quick succession giving as opinion the judgement that the company lacked wikipedic notability. If you can show that this condition has been overcome then I see no reason why you should not create your version. I suggest that you do it as a Draft in WP:AFC.


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Administrators' newsletter – March 2019[edit]

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Technical news

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Hi there! You deleted the page 2019 Indian Balakot Air Strike under WP:G5. The content of the former article at that title was used in merging into 2019 Balakot airstrike and is necessary to satisfy WP:CWW, notwithstanding that it was contributed by a banned editor. Can you please restore the page? Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 16:43, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

The creator of the article is virtually the sole editor thereof. He is a checkuser-blocked serial sockpuppet; I am very unenthusiastic about restoring his article. If you choose to do it yourself then I shall not object to your action; as the article is not overlong, if there really is essential information in it can this not be extracted with article restoration? ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 23:12, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Shivaji Sondhi[edit]

Hi, I had a system crash while editing the draft article Shivaji Sondhi. Can you restore it please?

Qcmt2019 (talk) 15:13, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I am not clear as to what you mean: the draft article remains in the archives, so any problem your system has experienced is irrelevant. To apply for restoration of the article (which I deleted in May of last year) use WP:REFUND/G13.----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:54, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry -- I had started a new entry on this, and thought the deleted article was the one I had started. Qcmt2019 (talk) 19:00, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Also sorry - I am not being difficult; the deleted article is the only one retained in the encyclopedia. When your system crashed I am afraid that it must not have saved your work. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:32, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Recovery of user page[edit]

Hi! I had submitted my user page for deletion by mistake. Will it be possible to recover the same?! Thanks!! --- User:TheInnocentBystander 13:35, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Done. Happy wikying. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:44, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
 Thank you!! --- User:TheInnocentBystander 05:32, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

M.R Ghanoonparvar[edit]

Hi AB, hope all is well. It appears you just deleted this page.[1] I had addressed the issue a few minutes ago, so I find this a bit odd. I had also left a message on its talk page as well, but no one replied. Yet it just got deleted. - LouisAragon (talk) 18:41, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

There is still a certain amount of overlap, but I have given you the benefit of the doubt and restored the article.----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:48, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. - LouisAragon (talk) 16:37, 3 April 2019 (UTC)


You've deleted the article Kudumbashree. The page is very relevant and I don't understand why it was deleted Subins2000 (talk) 17:19, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

No. The page which I deleted was a redirect to a previously deleted page.----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:23, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2019).

Technical news



  • Two more administrator accounts were compromised. Evidence has shown that these attacks, like previous incidents, were due to reusing a password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. All admins are strongly encouraged to enable two-factor authentication, please consider doing so. Please always practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.
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Tyler Rogers[edit]

...was a legitimate sports biography before being replaced. diff I don't know that it would survive AFD, but there is some third-party coverage. I'm assuming you deleted it because of User:CataracticPlanets's A7 tag, and didn't see that he reverted himself (and the hijacking) just before you deleted. Please restore the versions dated in 2017 and 2018. —Cryptic 00:29, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Never mind, User:Diannaa went ahead and restored. If deleting the college football player actually was intentional, we can discuss at AFD. (I'd probably be in favor of deletion myself, just not as a speedy.) —Cryptic 03:31, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

G6 deletion of Kotra Tehsil[edit]

Why did you delete Kotra Tehsil under G6? Sam Sailor 09:58, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Fintelum deletion under G11[edit]

Draft:Fintelum page was deleted under G11, however, I don't think that this should be the case. G11 states "Any article that describes its subject from a neutral point of view does not qualify for this criterion" and I truly do believe that the article was written in a neutral fashion. I anticipated that, if the article needs some fixing, it would be noted in the talk page, not simply auto-deleted. That's why it was added to the draft, not published. —Magickriss 09:19, April 25 (UTC)

In my view the draft article was clearly promotional.----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:09, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Maybe some tips on how would one write it in non-promotionally so it would comply with your views of what is promotional? —Magickriss 09:03, May 13 (UTC)


I would like get a copy of a deleted draft for "Draft:Dynamic Yield". It said there was a draft created on this topic in 2016, but since I'm not the creator of that draft and I'm just getting started on submitting articles, I want to see why the last submission was rejected to learn a bit more about article creation before I attempt submitting one. Can you provide the original draft & give me some insights/tips on what prevented that version from being published? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phoebe-Retta (talkcontribs) 14:21, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Yamani Nayar[edit]

Hi, Anthony can you restore the "Draft:Yamani Nayar" without the exhibitions list? I think the exhibitions are the portion that were G12 copyright from the saatchi page [1] The rest is good original text with citations. This is the approach used for which had the same problem. I will rework the list. Thanks for your help. BartholomewSenior (talk) 02:09, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

No. But I can and will post a copy of the deleted article ib your talk page, for you to modify. ----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:57, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

I would appreciate that. Thanks for your help. BartholomewSenior (talk) 20:19, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:34, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.


  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.


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Restoring drafts[edit]

I don't know if you get undo notifications, but I thought I'd drop a note regarding the ones I just performed on some of your recent edits. If you're giving a user the text of a deleted page, please make sure that you're not pasting copyvio content when you do it! Also, it's generally not a good idea to have "article text" on a user talk page, especially if there are WP:AFC headers such as {{AFC submission}} - things like that should probably restored/copied to a user subpage or emailed. Primefac (talk) 03:11, 20 May 2019 (UTC) (please ping on reply)

{ping|Primefac} OK, noted. Are you saying, then, that if a bona fide editor posts a copyvio in draft, which gets deleted, and he then asks for a copy of his text to correct it I should refuse him?----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:14, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Not refuse outright, but transfer it only by e-mail or other off-wiki means.—Odysseus1479 21:11, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
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