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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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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Syed Mohi uddin Ahmad Al- Hasani Wal Hussaini Ajmeri[edit]

Hi Anthony Bradbury. An AfD was posted on Syed Mohi uddin Ahmad Al- Hasani Wal Hussaini Ajmeri before I tagged the article for A7 and G4. Since you have deleted the article, as an uncontroversial deletion I decided to close it, even though I did !vote csd on the deletion discussion. If this is not appropriate (per WP:BADNAC), please do help me to re-close the discussion. Thanks, Optakeover(U)(T)(C) 01:38, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Deleted Page[edit]

Hi Anthonny would you please help me how to deleted the account too. thank u — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pipiet Fardiman (talkcontribs) 16:13, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Dear Anthony,

You recently deleted my page too, (user page) I dont know why in many reason, I still learning to create the page to upgrade my google, with create the page need a time, need a concentration, i can be 4 hours front of my pc that is too long, I think wikipedia administrator and team need to give every benefit with patient, we are not smart as you guys thinks, but the other we are all smart but we need to learn how to created wikipidea, my purpose to create a wikipidea because i promote myself with my real ability and own sources, I dont get any connection from anyone or help because, if u read my story I am not a fake contribute. so I am a bit dissapointed. I rather wikipedia team give us limited time to finish what we started now i have to start again, the same like other people here. So I hope you guys will listen, because at the end we all dont want a get free and wikipedia we would like to contribute of donation.

Yours sincerely,

Pipiet Fardiman ROC Hotel School Traninig Resources CEO World Wide Chef Appreciation Europe and South Asia CEO/Founder International Culinair Tour coming business Owner of MINE (Men International Network Europe and World wide) and also cooking academy in Indonesia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pipiet Fardiman (talkcontribs) 10:35, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Hey Anthony,

You recently deleted a page I created for Josh Connolly.

19:46, 25 September 2016 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Josh Connolly (A7: Article about a real person, which does not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the subject)

I am a huge fan of his, and he's pretty popular in the filmmaking community, and we share a name, which is pretty cool. Haha. But I wanted to know what I should improve to make the article not get deleted? Because I feel he is definitely eligible for a Wiki.

Best, — Preceding unsigned comment added by BookerCooker12 (talkcontribs) 22:24, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Firstly, and obviously, the fact that you share a name is wholly irrelevant. I have reviewed the article and, as far as I can see, this person is only active on the internet, including on YouTube. This does not confer Wikipedia notability. You say that he is popular in the film-making community, but again, popularity in YouTube does not of itself confer notability here. Also, you have provided no valid references; references from websites which can be edited by anyone are not valid. You will notice that this article was deleted three times in three days; does that not tell you anything?--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:29, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

I didn't think the fact that we shared a name was relevant. I was just making friendly conversation. Referring to not being notable in the filmmaking community - there is a huge online filmmaking community, where many very popular filmmakers have bloomed from. If you look they are about to hit 1 million subscribers on their channel... Which I believe is pretty valid, in my opinion. But I guess I'll just have to wait till bigger things happen. Thanks for the response.

Have a great day!

Best, — Preceding unsigned comment added by BookerCooker12 (talkcontribs) 23:24, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello Anthony, why is YAEL A ILLY any concern of yours I didn't know by sign ing up for an account my privacy would be viloated. I can tell by your engagement with AB2 u being AB1 of course haha😎 anyhow how can we resolve this? YAEL A ILLY (talk) 19:08, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Anyways, I'll ignore the gester and continue with building my account without your creepy interference hopefully😎 YAEL A ILLY (talk) 19:14, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Luca Bestetti[edit]

Luca Bestetti looked notable. Is that article retrievable? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:35, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

I have no idea. It was created by a blocked user and hence qualifies for deletion. If you wish to write your own article on the same subject you are free to do so.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:08, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Oh. Yes, I know I'm free to do that. It's just that all the content seemed perfectly well sourced. It's unfortunate that the only reason for deletion was that the user was banned. I sometimes think it might be better to have some formal mechanism for other editors to take over such articles. The words "nose", "face", "cut" and "spite" spring to mind. Thanks for your reply. Martinevans123 (talk) 09:22, 2 October 2016 (UTC) p.s. why does only a quarter of your page fit across my display?! thanks
My friend, if you wish to campaign to change Wikipedia policy, feel free. I do not make the rules, I just follow them. But I do agree with them; if blocked or banned users' articles were left up, banning would lose much or all of its force. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:58, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
But I'm not suggesting they are "left up". I'm suggesting they should be saved somewhere and recreated by legitimate editors. Discussions over notability have nothing to do with discussions over banning policy. My friend. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:08, 2 October 2016 (UTC) p.s. why does only a quarter of your page fit across my display?
Fine; take it to the Village Pump. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:10, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Will do. It's here Martinevans123 (talk) 12:34, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
So just to complete my little circular journey.... when you said above "I have no idea", I had thought maybe you were deleting things that you didn't know how to restore. I'm still a bit uncertain about that. But it seems now more that it's just things that you personally don't want to restore. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:05, 7 October 2016 (UTC) p.s. did I mention your Talk Page layout at all?

What I want has nothing to do with it; what Wikipedia policy requires has everything to do with it. Every admin knows perfectly well how to restore articles, and when not to do so. Certainly I do not want to restore it; I do not want to restore it because policy requires that it be deleted. This conversation is now closed. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:53, 7 October 2016 (UTC)


Hi: I just logged on and found a ping from S Marshall to a deletion review discussion for Autocunnilingus. This was the first I knew of its having been nominated for speedy deletion, let alone deleted. If you check the history, you will see that I created a completely new article based on sources; I can no longer see that history, having been de-mopped last year, but I'm pretty sure I also made a clear edit summary to that effect. As such, it is not the article that was deleted after AfD. In any case, I would have disputed speedy deletion had I been aware of its nomination, and I am disputing it now. I'm not sure whether the person who started the deletion review first asked you to undelete it; I am now making that request. Please look again and reconsider the speedy deletion. Yngvadottir (talk) 11:53, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Sandstein has closed the deletion review, restoring the article I started on 22 September 2013. After the article was undeleted for the purposes of the review, it became apparent that you deleted the article 8 minutes after it was erroneously nominated for speedy deletion as a re-creation. I'm assuming good faith that the tagger did not see or realise the import of the edit summary with which I created the article (although I tried to make it very clear, and as you know, the screen that editors see when attempting to create an article at a previously deleted title states that it is fine to create a different article at the title if it conforms to Wikipedia's standards), but as an admin you were able to see the previously deleted versions and should have examined them to verify that the claim of re-creation was valid, which it clearly was not. If someone had not started a deletion review, if someone else had not thought to ping me to it, and especially if I had been a new or occasional editor, or a shy one, we would have wrongly lost this article, and this is the kind of unexplained and erroneous deletion that really turns off content producers. I am also concerned that you made no response to me after I raised my concern here; I checked this page a number of times for a response, and noted that you had been active since. Please examine the basis for a speedy deletion nomination more carefully, especially in cases of claimed re-creation, where only administrators can see the necessary evidence. Yngvadottir (talk) 15:53, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the gratuitous advice. It is not clear to me why you have such a high regard for this article, which describes an action which the actual text of the articles describes being not reliably documented as achievable.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:37, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Oh good, I'm glad you finally responded. Apart from the fact I wrote the article, which demonstrates that I have a sufficiently "high regard" for its encyclopedicity—something quite distinct from whether the action itself is achievable—the issue I have raised with you is that rapidly after its tagging you deleted the article on inapplicable speedy deletion grounds. I am not offering advice; I am indicating an alarming lapse in your responsibility as an administrator. As I said, I am assuming good faith in the tagger, Hullabaloo Wolfowitz, that they did not appreciate the significance of my edit summary when I created the new article (although I made it as clear as I could short of adding in allcaps THIS IS NOT A RE-CREATION), but as an administrator you could see the versions and to delete it as a re-creation, you were required to compare them. I'm also disturbed by your subsequent lack of response and by the tenor of this response, which introduces a red herring. You are aware of administrator accountability, so I won't link it. But to repeat myself, I do not want this to happen to an editor less confrontational or simply far newer than me. Making a new article at a previously deleted title is not a forbidden action as such. Yngvadottir (talk) 09:14, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Request to re-create an article Sushil Chhetri[edit]

Hi Anthoney, would you please help me to create an article on Nepalese actor Sushil Chhetri. Its been deleted due to massive copyright violation by some unknown user. Well I've prepared the proper content with the possible reliable citations here User:Nabin K. Sapkota/sandbox. Please review the content and update it to the page. -Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 10:14, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Your article was deleted four times, on September 15, 16 and 17. The final deletion was done by me; the article was clearly about an actor who lacks wikipedic notability. I note that in your proposed draft in your sandbox you have failed to address this point; he is still not notable and, in my personal opinion, cannot be made to appear notable unless his movie career shows an enormous improvement. You should be aware that of the references you have quoted, four are identical and cannot be accessed on the link provided, and websites such as IMDB are not admissible as reliable references; nor are interviews with the subject of the article. I seriously suggest that you find something else to write about; this person, at the present time, is not going to qualify for an article here. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:03, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Well thanks Anthony Bradbury for your quick respond. I'm ganna leave it then for now. I'll carry on with the next subject then. Again thanks for your precious suggestion -Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 17:03, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Request to re-create an article Gordon Langley[edit]

Hey I was about to edit my Wikipedia page. Could you put it back so I can continue to work on it please. Gordonlangley (talk) 14:54, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

I did not delete this article; it was deleted by user Y, under A7 which means no apparent assertion of adequate notability. This deletion was, I note, several months ago. I have looked at the text of the article, and I agree with the reason for deletion, but suggest that you contact the deleting admin.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:49, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
As a separate issue, note that creation of autobiography, while not absolutely forbidden is strongly discouraged. Also, the page in question is not "your page". Wikipedia pages are not owned under any circumstances.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:54, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Re IP block[edit]

Hi Anthony Bradbury,
I was wondering if (talk · contribs) should still be blocked for editing from an 'open proxy', which it still seems to be? You knocked their unblock request back in December 2015 [1].
I couldn't actually find any entries in the IPs block log. [2] Face-confused.svg
Regards 220 of Borg 04:37, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

This IP appears to have been blocked three times, most recently in November 2015 for one month. I see no more recent block, and the blocks were not posted by me. So I have no answer to you question. In fact, to the best of my recollection I have never blocked an editor as an open proxy. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:28, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Adya Prasad Pandey‎...[edit]

I think that this went through some kind of AFD or maybe you deleted some previous content under this title (? - see "article" and its talk page) but I can't find a record of it. In any case, an article with this name has been created today, thought you'd want to know. Shearonink (talk) 18:42, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Request to re-create an article Draft:Therr Maitz[edit]

Hello Anthoney, would you please recreate the page about Therr Maitz. I got more information to add. By the way the band became the best russian artist on MTV EMA Heldexa (talk) 22:15, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Please go to WP:REFUND/G13 and follow the procedure outlined there. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:07, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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Concerned over new Wikipedia editors[edit]

Hello, some other users left comments on my page a while ago [3], in regards to the strange edits on Mughal-Sikh battles by some users. I have noticed a recent upsurge in similar such edits, with users with new accounts most notably user:Why do people not understand [4], who creates new articles that are entirely unsourced, such as Gurkha-Sikh War, Punjab War (the creator of this article was a confirmed sockpuppet), Mughal-Sikh Wars (no source, but I added some and he keeps on reverting it, which was initially created by a user with similar edits named User:Gurbar Akaal), and Anti-Sikh jihad which was deleted [5] by you after I requested a speedy delete for blatant hoax. Any valuable input would be appreciated. Xtremedood (talk) 07:20, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

The usual procedures: an obviously vandalism edit should be reported at WP:AIV, and a problem wherein a user is behaving incorrectly but as far as you can tell is editing in good faith should be reported at WP:ANI. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:22, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Anthony Bradbury.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)


Hi Anthony,

You recently deleted a page for Internshala which was referenced, citing (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion). It was unintended that it look like a promotion or advertising. I wanted to rewrite the article with a neutral pov and wanted to know what I should improve to make the article not get deleted?

Thanks, Scarlet92 (talk) 07:50, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

I regret to have to say that in my personal opinion the article appears to be an attempt to make a non-notable website appear to be more significant than it actually is. If you wish you have the right to seek community input at deletion review. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:24, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Hey Anthony,

Thank you for replying. I respect your opinion but wanted to clarify on the notability of the website as it is subjective. Internshala ( is among the top 500 websites in India and provides internship opportunities from Greenpeace India, McDonald's, Uber, Encyclopaedia Britannica India, University of California, Berkely and likes (here). The company which has partnered with State Gov.(here), has also received National and Regional coverages and was covered by Forbes Asia recently. I just wanted to know if you could consider these metrics and advise me whether to seek community input on deletion or if I can create a new page from scratch?

Thanks, Scarlet92 (talk) 07:08, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Either option is open to you, although neither option guarantees retention of the article. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:15, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Also, is it possible for you to restore/undelete the page? If so, could you please do the same so that I can make appropriate changes? Thanks. Scarlet92 (talk) 11:24, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
No. That is not necessary before going to deletion review, and inappropriate if you intend to create a new article. I can, if you wish, place the article text on your talk page, but please be aware that re-posting it in its present form will inevitably result in its rapid deletion. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:28, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Request to re-create an article Sushil Chhetri[edit]

Hi Anthony Bradbury, as we discussed above I've referenced the article by some couple of additional links from daily newspapers and online portals. So, hereby would you please review the article draft here in my sandbox? Also, please proceed the content to the related article if the required procedures is fulfilled. Cheers -Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 16:09, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

I would suggest that the article is now good enough to move to article-space. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:29, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch Anthony Bradbury. I'll look forward for more support.-Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 16:55, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Anthony Bradbury, I'm still not able to edit the page Sushil Chhetri as it is admin protected. Would you please suggest the right procedures to move the content to article-space? Cheers -Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 17:50, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

I have removed the protection, which as it happens was placed in position by me. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:56, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Anthony Bradbury, I just got it. -Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 18:02, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Query - deleted page YOPA[edit]

Hello Anthony,

You recently deleted the page for YOPA and I wanted to upload a revised version based on your feedback. Am I able to amend the article by just stating when the company was formed and its basic function to overcome being seen as advertorial?

16:48, 16 November 2016 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page YOPA (Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria A7, G11)

In terms of point A7, I wanted to contest this as YOPA recieved £16 million in investment from globally renowned FTSE and LSE listed company Savills and this is mentioned on the Savills Wikipedia page. YOPA also received investment from The Daily Mail Group and General Trust, a multinational portfolio of companies with total revenues of almost £2bn proven by official records filed in Companies House.

Is this enough to satisfy point A7, and would I be permitted to submit a much shorter revised article? Thank you very much for your time and assistance with this. APOY2016 (talk) 16:17, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

I am, of course, mindful of the clear conflict of interest indicated by your chosen username. I have re-read the article; it reads like an advertisement, and does not in my view claim significant notability. Savills has, it appears, bought a minority shareholding; Savills is a notable company, but notability is not transferable, and their investing in your company does not automatically make it notable. You have the ability to ask for a community view at deletion review if you wish. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:14, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

{{Cite EB1922}}[edit]

Hello. I wanted to check in with you regarding the 2 categories that I tried to delete. I realize that these are supposed to remain even if they are empty. The thing is that the templates that used to populate the category, no longer do so. Please see this diff. Since the category was empty, that meant that all deprecated instances of the template had been cleaned up. Thus the support for the deprecated params was removed and the category is no longer needed. Let me know if my explanation doesn't make sense. --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 18:19, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm easy either way; was simply going by the message on the page saying not to delete if empty. It clearly does not matter, according to your explanation, whether they remain or not. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:26, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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long enough admin
... you were recipient
no. 308 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:42, 18 November 2016 (UTC)


I noticed when you deleted Assumptioncollegeofdavao, part of your rationale was WP:R3. However, that redirect was not eligible for R3 for multiple reasons. If you read the criterion, it is only for recently created redirects. This redirect was created in 2008, which is not even close to being recent. Secondly, R3 does not apply to redirects created as a result of a page move, as this redirect was. If you're going to continue to delete content via CSD, be sure to read up on the criteria and double check to make sure that it is eligible to be deleted. -- Tavix (talk) 22:10, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

The fact that it has been overlooked for some years does not make it correct. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:16, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
The fact that you overlook speedy deletion criteria does not make you correct. -- Tavix (talk) 01:17, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
I could invoke ignore all rules, except that I have never been in favour of this being done. We have both been admins for about the same length of time, and should be able to make simple decisions without backbiting. I assume that you are not saying that this redirect should have remained; under what criterion would have preferred it be deleted?--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:20, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
If you can't find a criterion that applies, it needs to go to the relevant deletion discussion forum. In this case, RFD. -- Tavix (talk) 17:14, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Castle of Penamacor[edit]

Goodday. My name is Ruben JC Furtado, going by the name User:Zeorymer. I would like to create the article Castle of Penamacor but have discovered that this name has been restricted. Further, it has come to my attention that the user which I had interacted with recently (along with User:HighLife98) was a sockpuppet of the aforementioned User:Winterysteppe (known to myself as User:Pyrusca). As I have been involved in the English Wikipedia on articles involving Portuguese subjects, such as buildings and structures, I wish to inform you of my intent to expand this article. I was, in no-way, involved maliciously with User:Winterysteppe, have been respectful of the rules on Wikipedia and pro-active editor. I wish to expand this article, and thereby, wish make my intent known. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 22:27, 28 November 2016 (UTC)


Hello, Good Day! I would like to create the article GESTR ROOMS but have deleted page. As i am new Wikipedian, I humble request you that please give me chance to rework on this article. Thanks Sra30 (talk) 11:39, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

You have already worked on this page; it has been deleted. If you wish to create a new article you are welcome to do so. The previous article was an advertisement for a non-notable company. A similar article will in all probability meet the same fate. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:26, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


Can you semi-protect the page to persistent disruptive editing. (talk) 13:07, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Apology regarding user page[edit]

It is to my comprehension that i did not follow the rules regarding a proper user page.I admit that i am wrong and will change everything that has to be changed.I would like to ask for advice on what i should change?Harrison-Montsho (talk) 20:55, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

We do not need to know your name or age or where you live. A Wikipedia userpage is intended to tell the community about your intentions, expectations, skills, activities and interests as they relate to your Wikipedia editing. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:15, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you a new page shall be created with only what is needed and all the wikipedia rules shall be followed to avoid what happened before.Harrison-Montsho (talk) 09:03, 2 December 2016 (UTC)


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A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks man

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Misuse of Wikipedia as a web host[edit]

Thank you for deleting User:LieutenantJames22 as a misuse of Wikipedia as a web host. It would appear he has recreated the same content here User:LieutenantJames30 and other locations too. He is clearly not here to build an encyclopedia. Theroadislong (talk) 15:36, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Sameh Samy[edit]

Hello, Good Day! I would like to create the article Sameh samy but have deleted page. As i am new Wikipedian, I humble request you that please give me chance to rework on this article. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahmed aldola (talkcontribs) 00:03, 12 December 2016 (UTC) He is an important writer in egypt and all arab countries He is editor in chief of cinema and culture magazine Arabic wikipedia was published an article about him --Ahmed aldola (talk) 00:10, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

In the article which I deleted there is no suggestion of Wikipedic notability. Is there anything which was not mentioned in your article draft which would indicate notability? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:17, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Re: Blockage of Merge4wear[edit]


    You wrote: Your basic error was in using the userpage as a space in which to write an article. The userpage is intended as a page in which users can indicate their interests, activities, skills, abilities, aspirations, etc., as they apply to their Wikipedia editing. Brief biographical details are also acceptable. If you wish to write an article about, for example, merge4wear, this must be done as an article, not as a userpage. In doing so be careful to avoid promotional edits. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:31, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

My response: So if I sign on under "thebenm" and start a page for Merge4 is that okay? My mistake was signing in under Merge4wear and creating an article for merge4wear? The closest thing to what I want to do is the page for Stance (brand). All suggestions appreciated. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thebenm (talkcontribs) 02:41, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Anthony, I have written a fairly long message at User talk:Thebenm, attempting to clarify what I see as the main issues, and suggesting what sort of things would make an unblock likely. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 10:28, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Travel suggestion[edit]

Why you don't go to Scandinavia Europe? Since you're addicted to travelling 'Weneedwikipedia' (talk)

Too cold. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:18, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

How about during july? 'Weneedwikipedia' (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 03:59, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Please stop trolling my talk page. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:00, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

OK I stop. WeneedwikipediaWeneedwikipedia (talk) 10:44, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 02:56, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

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Peer VanMladen[edit]

Replied on my own page. MarkDask 20:23, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Can I get the page I wrote back?[edit]


You recently deleted a page Draft:David Sanders TD because of G12: Unambiguous copyright infringement of

All possible unambiguous copyright text had been removed and there was a message left to say that.

I don't have a copy of the page. Is there any way to get it back?


The size of the article appears to be essentially the same both before and after the insertion of a speedy tag. As a significant part of the text is copyright protected it is not possible, under copyright law, to re-create it. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 23:11, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

I don't know what a speedy tag is. I don't see how the text can be copyright protected as I wrote it. The important thing to me though is that I don't have a copy of the page. It took the best part of a day to write it. Help. Is there any way to get it back?

Happy New Year

Da Sa (DASDASDAS). 00:43, 01 January 2017

I have posted the article on your talk page. I suggest that you review copyright policy before re-posting the article.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:43, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Dear Anthony,

Thank you very much.

Will revise and copy and run it through turnitin (or similar) before submitting.

Da Sa (DASDASDAS). 11:59, 01 January 2017

Adminly input requested[edit]

Hi Anthony, happy new year! I noticed you deleted BlogHatWorld (Software Company) today. I too deleted it as a hoax because it just didn't pass the smell test for me. The (ugly) logo had two glaring typos, there was conflicting info about when it was started (2010 or 1995), the only ref in the article didn't resolve anywhere, he claimed USD$1000 in revenue, despite being in the middle of New York City, (he probably got confused with thousands and millions) and the Whois info on the domain indicates it was registered a scant 6 months ago and seems to be in Pakistan.

Anyway, I'm comfortable with the deletion. Buuut, where I could use your input is in dealing with the other articles this guy has created. Salman Raheed looks like a vanity article to me. The reference he's included doesn't resolve anywhere. He's calling himself a "magnate"/entrepreneur, which is a bit of a twist from this other article (Salman Raheed (Rki)), where he refers to himself as a YouTube personality/vlogger/actor, so I really question the guy's veracity. Seems like he's trying to create a BS article about himself and I'm inclined to speedy as a hoax just on general principle. Also he's created Chak No 521/E.B, which seems less hoax-likely to me, but I don't know anything about geographical articles and I'm not quite sure what to do about that one either. Seems like the dude is here to waste our time with vanity crap. Anyway, your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:55, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

OK, looking..............--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:22, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Salman Raheed is an autobiographical vanity page; I have deleted it as CSD A7. Chak No 521/E.B looks to be factual; the link to the region works, and there is no mention of Mr Raheed in it. It could perhaps be speedy-deleted, but it might be difficult to find the criterion that fits it. I see no harm in leaving it alone, as there is no link back to the autobiog. If I wanted it gone I fancy I would do it through AfD, but the consensus might well be "keep". --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:46, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
incidentally, looking back at BlogHatWorld (Software Company), it is worth noting that there are several syntax errors in the text which are typical of English as spoken in the Indian sub-continent. Always worth looking out for. Happy New Year. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:50, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Anthony Bradbury![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

G6 deletion[edit]

Thank you very much for deleting this page!  Paine Ellsworth  u/c 01:52, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Nogrid points deletion[edit]

Dear Anthony, many thanks for reviewing my page: 23:31, 10 January 2017 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Nogrid points (G12: Unambiguous copyright infringement of None of the images used in the article are claimed. So there is no copyright infringement. The gif animation I've selected for the article is also not claimed, but possible looks like as it is advertising. I can remove it or insert a better example of the software feature. The article text is also not claimed and can be modified corresponding to the Wikipedia guidelines. Furthermore I can give you a list of thousands of software articles references in Wikipedia, where content of the article is similar to what I've tried to publish. So I would like to contest the speedy deletion and I hope your can recover the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alfons moeller (talkcontribs) 07:50, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

I am unsure as to what you mean when talking about images not being claimed. The copyright violation is in the written text, which is copied essentially word for word from the website cited. Whether other similar articles exist in Wikipedia is wholly beside the point, although if they are also copyright breaching then they also should not be here. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:57, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. I tried to use my own words to describe the software features. If you have the impression that text was copied, please let me correct that. I will use text which is not found on our website.Alfons moeller (talk) 18:13, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

It is not an impression. I have checked both your text and the website; you text is taken from the website word for word. If you wish to create a new article, using your own words, I suggest that you do it at articles for creation. I will not restore the copyvio version. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:17, 11 January 2017 (UTC)


Childsmd (talk) 18:58, 12 January 2017 (UTC)Anthony, recently a page I was in the process of creating was deleted due to copyright infringement. I was under the impression I had saved the page as a draft and was not yet complete with my edits - I was using historical information about a company as a starting point and was copying/pasting so that I could edit/reword/delete as appropriate. Additionally, I had started using links to test out the processes (I am a novice user). Long story short, can you repost my draft page so that I can continue to tweak the information to conform to guidelines? I would prefer not to start over as this was a couple of hours time and was still in draft phase not yet ready for Wikipedia review. Thanks. Childsmd (talk) 18:58, 12 January 2017 (UTC)Matt

I am afraid not. Copying text from another site is copyright violation, and this is the case even if the text is copied to a draft page and only for a short time. Furthermore, with the best will in the world, the technique you describe will almost always result in a close paraphrase, which is also not allowed. You are welcome to write the article, but it must be in your own words from the start.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:46, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Brian Simpson (Musician) page deletion[edit]

Hi, I'm creating a page for Brian Simpson and you removed the bio as it was copied and pasted from his website. Should I re-do the page with a unique bio?

You are free to do so. But it must be in your own words to avoid violation of copyright. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:41, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for helping with my mass nominee deletions based on G13. Face-smile.svg 1989 (talk) 06:55, 16 January 2017 (UTC)


I read your officious tract. My userpage was pertinent to my interest, a semantic matter. I used the userpage to store my personal links as I constructed a homepage elsewhere, and my comments, which genuinely reflected my views and my interest in making Wikipedia more accurate - within its constraints. You didn't ask, you just deleted, which I find motivated. I have come to dislike the system anyway due to what I view as the number of poor or biased pages and the degree of fabrication I have found here. But this is pointless pedantry a good reason in itself to avoid contributing. If I wanted to vandalise Wikipedia, my chosen comments and links would by now be strewn across it. I have other things to do, and other ways of distributing information on the net and attempting to bypass the censorship of media I already suffer and I feel Wikipedia tends to replicate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:19, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

You failed to sign your message, but SineBot has found an IP number which you have used to contact me; it has no user page and no edit called LandOfTheBlind. I can make no comment without some means of identifying the edit which you are unhappy about. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:49, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
There is an article currently in articlespace entitled Land of the Blind; note the different capitalization and spacing. Neither the IP you used to contact me, nor I, have edited this page. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:53, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
It is User:LandOfTheBlind, presumably. You delete her user page in December. Herostratus (talk) 18:48, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
OK. I deleted that user page under CSD category U5. Having reviewed the page I stand by that decision. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:09, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
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  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various task force pages or other lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)


Hello Anthony Bradbury, I am here to report a admin, who is named L3X1, who is posting warnings about vandalism wrongly. I saw his talk page and saw that you had talked to him about it in January, about 1.5 months ago. 1 or 2 days ago he gave me a vandalism warning without any right, and I talked to him about it and he removed it, but I believe he is not capable as an admin. He messed up even after being talked to. For the sake of users, please take responsible action. Thanks for reading this.

L3X1 is not a admin, and does not claim to be. I agree that the warning he posted was incorrect; I also notice that he has removed it and apologized to you, and that you accepted his apology. Please be aware that any user is entitled to post warnings where they believe them to be appropriate; in this case, as I say and as he has accepted, it was not. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:18, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
As a separate issue, it is helpful if you sign posts made on talk pages. Click on the pencil icon at the top of the page, or type ~~~~.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:18, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Interesting, I thought only an admin could post a vandalism warning. Quite something in the hands of common users. Anyways, how does one become an admin? --AbdullahwaMuhsin (talk) 01:56, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Ordinary editors who post frivolous vandalism warnings, or indeed warnings which give an incorrect impression of adminship, risk being blocked from editing. To answer your second question, the first step in becoming an admin is to gain adequate editing experience here; this is open to interpretation, but is usually defined as at least six months editing and at least 5,000 edits spread over various parts of the encyclopedia, and ideally a clean block log. You can find details in WP:admin.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:15, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Deleted page- can I get it back to amend?[edit]

Hi Anthony

I see that you have deleted my page Mandalay Estate. I wondered if I could get this back so I can make the appropriate edits?

Many thanks in advance.

Ziggyblackstar (talk) 15:21, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

The appropriate edits consist of writing the article in your own words; the deleted version is a copyright violation. that being so, there is no virtue in reverting your version as its wording cannot be used. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:51, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

No problem, this was my first attempt at a Wikipedia page so I spent a great deal of time working on the links etc. The article that you refer to as being in breach of copyright is the last paragraph of my article, the remainder is in my own words (with the quotes that I link to being cited). I do appreciate your help and feedback.

OK. I will post the text to your talk page. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:32, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Kind regards Ziggyblackstar (talk) 22:27, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank-you very much Anthony, much appreciated. Ziggyblackstar (talk) 07:57, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi again Anthony

I've edited my page again, would you mind taking a look and casting your expert eye over it for me?

It is on my talk page.

Many thanks Ziggyblackstar (talk) 15:21, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

User Page deleted[edit]

Hello, please be advised that you have deleted this page without any reason and/or any request! I would like to have it restored with all the initial content! Thanks, (Rgvis (talk) 19:50, 8 March 2017 (UTC))

The entire content of this userpage was transferred to your talk page several years ago, where as far as I can see it remains. It wouls appear that the deleted user page, which was in fact cleared some seven years ago, contained content inappropriate for a user page; this page should contain only details about the user's activities, intentions, aspirations, skils and past history insofar as these items relate directly to their involvement with Wikipedia. Brief biographical details are also acceptable. This description does not appear to correspond to the removed material formerly on your userpage, but you are wholly entitled to create another and more appropriate userpage. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 23:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

"...the deleted user page contained content inappropriate for a user page". !!!!???? Very interesting. Like what? (You've made me really curious :)) (Rgvis (talk) 17:53, 10 March 2017 (UTC))

The answer lies in my previous post. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:56, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Regarding your opinion on "proxies"[edit]

A while ago, you said this on the talk page for my IP address:

In my personal opinion, if you are not prepared to edit here without using a proxy then you cannot edit here at all.

I know this is too long ago to bother thinking about anymore, but I still would like to weigh in on how I think about this statement. My ISP issues dynamic IP addresses, and sometimes when I browse this site without a SSH tunnel, I occasionally see talk page messages for the current IP address I'm using, directed at edits other people made when they were leased that IP. Now, you could say like you said before, I should just create an account. That way, I would avoid warnings for users who have shared my IP in the past. But say I really didn't want to create an account. What makes it okay to edit without an account under a shared (but residential) IP, but not okay to edit without an account under an IP (in a VPS range) only I can use? That really doesn't make sense, and in most cases these days, I consider my VPS IP to be my "real" IP because of this.

Really, this is unfair to other closed-proxy / VPS users who do general browsing behind a secondary IP and who can't edit Wikipedia because of this superfluous policy. And it's really an insult to me personally to claim that I shouldn't edit at all if I'm not prepared to ditch my proxy. wowaname # C 07:19, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

You are, of course, entitled to your opinion. Please note that I was, in the quoted post, expressing and following Wikipedia policy, with which I agree. If you want to discuss this with the community the Village Pump is the best place in which to do so.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:24, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Page Deleted[edit]

Hi Anthony,

Hope you are having a wonderful day. I was informed that my page was deleted. This is the very first time I have ever created a Wikipedia page or edited one. I am still learning how to even format the page. Can you restore the page on my talk page so I can edit and take any information out that shouldn't be in there? Many thanks in advance. Rscumt (talk) 13:38, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

I will transfer the deleted article to you talk page, yes. Before I do so, please note,firstly, that you created it as a userpage; as a user page is intended to contain only details of your skills, aspirations, intentions, hopes, etc in relation to your editing here, this was wholly inappropriate; secondly, the article is blatantly promotional, reading as an advertisement would, and as such cannot be considered suitable for an encyclopedia. If you choose to re-submit it, as an article and not as a userpage, it must be wholly divested of promotional content or it will be rejected again. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:25, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Flow (psychology)[edit]

You appear to have deleted this page as "A1: Short article without enough context to identify the subject". This doesn't make any sense as it was a substantial topic. Please revert. Andrew D. (talk) 20:59, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Quite right; my error. An editor created a very short (just a few words) article with same title, and I removed the wrong one. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:07, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Could you restore the talk page as well, please? EditorInTheRye (talk) 21:49, 17 March 2017 (UTC)


hi. do you think my recent template {{welcome-anon-menu}} is ok to use ? --Kostas20142 (talk) 15:19, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

I assume from the title it is aimed at anon users. It looks fine to me, but remember I am only a single admin; I cannot and do not speak for the community as a whole. We do already have available a number of welcome templates, and yours is certainly as good as or better than them. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:25, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Deleted Page[edit]


This is my first time using Wikipedia, I'm just starting to put the page together , but it got deleted before i could add anything to it. Can you please restore the page and guide me. I checked your comments A1 - applies as i didn't have any content yet , for A7 - STREM HQ falls under educational institution . can you please guide me ? Stremhq (talk) 17:12, 20 March 2017 (UTC) stremhq — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stremhq (talkcontribs) 17:09, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

As you are currently blocked I will answer on your own talk page, to which you retain editing access. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:31, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Christ myth theory archives[edit]

Thanks! Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 14:46, 21 March 2017 (UTC)


Hi, I have used Wikipedia before and learnt a lot of things. I also do take very extra care when putting draft articles up for deletion. I read everything before doing them. And thank you for telling me what I was doing wrong.

Plum3600 (talk) 10:33, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@Plum3600: Clearly if you have edited as an IP, or with a previous account, I would have no easy way of knowing that. My intention was not to criticize, and I hope that you did not take it that way; my intention was only to help, and I hope that you will enjoy a long and mutually enjoyable time here. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:37, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@Anthony Bradbury: I had no intention of being rude, I'm sorry if my sentences seemed like that. I did used to edit with an IP account but not anymore, I also have another account but I don't use that anymore as well. Also I did say that I have been using Wikipedia for a while but I'm still not that great with the rest. Could you help me sometimes? Plum3600 (talk) 10:45, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
You were not rude. I am happy to help with advice or guidance whenever I can. On adifferent topic, if you have another account - which is perfectly acceptable so long as it is used for legitimate reasons - it is a usual requirement that this is stated on the userpage of both accounts. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:52, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

I would tell other users that I have another account by putting that template on my user page, but you see there's this Wikipedia administrator I think he's one I'm not sure, and I feel like in his words when he wrote on my previous talk page he's really mean to me. Plum3600 (talk) 14:25, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

I also feel like he keeps a watch on my previous user page because whenever I used to make an edit, he would always undo it. I even asked him once to help me and he wrote my words back in quotations which I found very hurtful. It's another reason why I made this account and left that one. Plum3600 (talk) 14:29, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Migo Adecer[edit]

I would like to have permission to create the article Migo Adecer which requires permission to be created. I already made a draft of the article: Draft:Migo Adecer. EddieWow (talk) 06:10, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

No. The draft is essentially the same as the four-times deleted article. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:13, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Do you have any recommendations to improve it? EddieWow (talk) 02:20, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
A complete re-write, with the article including evidence of wikipedic notability and good references contained in uninvolved and unbiased sources. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:19, 29 March 2017 (UTC).
OK :) EddieWow (talk) 04:30, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Feryal Gauhar[edit]

Hi, On Wikipedia when you make an article it needs sources to make the article more reliable. I came across this article called Feryal Gauhar and I see that there aren't any sources and there is very few information. Do you think that this article should be moved back into the draft area or remain an article? I did before move the article into the draft section but someone moved it back. --Plum3600"talk" 05:04, 1 April 2017 (UTC)


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Speedy Delete undo request[edit]

Hi. Yesterday you speedy deleted an article with the title Simon Yorke, created by User:Aidan NL. This article was written using the National Dictionary of Welsh Biography as a source. The fact that this individual is included in this Dictionary is proof enough of notability - It is the Welsh equivalent of the Oxford DNB. He also held public office (High Sheriff for Denbighshire in 1937) which i believe contributes to notability. The article should have cited the Dictionary of Welsh Biography as a source, but obviously i cannot check it at the moment. But if it did there is absolutely no excuse for speedy delete. As a Wikimedian in Residence i am running a project with a number of volunteers to create Wikipedia articles for people who are included in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography. We have had a couple of other instances where notability has been questioned but each time the objection has been dismissed by the majority of editors. This kind of speedy delete with no warning or dialogue with the editor/s in question is very disheartening for new editors - as has been the case here.

Please can you reinstate this article and ping me to let me know, and/or to discuss further if needed. Many thanks Jason.nlw (talk) 07:11, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

The article, as it stood, qualified for and received speedy deletion on the basis of no averral in the text of notability. The fact that the subject of the articles is mentioned in the National Dictionary is not relevant as this was not mentioned in the article. Neither was there mention of his holding of the office of High Sheriff of Denbighshire. In Wikipedia notability must be demonstrated within the article; it will not be assumed. I will therefore not reinstate the article. I am prepared to move the text to your talk page, at your request, if you wish to improve the article to the point where it satisfies wikipedic guidelines. This will at minimum need to include the factors deemed to confer notability.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:14, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Also please note that all articles being referred for speedy deletion are initially tagged as being so nominated, and only after that are they deleted. There is however no requirement to notify authors of impending deletion, and this is never done.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:18, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

The reason the previously discussed details were not covered is because I was still working on the article. As I'm fairly new to article creation and not the quickest worker I save progress as I go along, and by the time I had completed the final version with biography/references, etc the page had already been deleted. It can barely have been an hour between nomination and deletion, meaning as I was still working I was unaware and didn't get the chance to contest or defend the page. Considering Wikipedia is focused on the work-in-progress and development of articles, by people of all abilities, I question the "speedy" attitude of this deletion. Aidan NL (talk) 22:47, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

@Anthony.bradbury: Thank you for your prompt reply. If you could kindly copy the text to my user page myself and Aidan NL will ensure that the article includes the references needed to meet the required standard before re-creating. I understand why the deletion request would have been applied to the article but feel that a little more discretion could be used when deciding how long to allow for people to respond and contest the deletion - particularly in cases like this where the content is neither offensive or misleading. Best Jason.nlw (talk) 10:07, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
@Jason.nlw: The text is on your talk page (not your userpage). --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:28, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

@ Anthony Bradbury---My Page Powar in Central India is different from a page Parmar . My page is a information about 2 million people in Central India called as Powar /Ponwar. Parmar claim that they are descendants of Ponwar clan . Powar or Ponwar person do not claim to be Parmar . So Powar has to be described separately . I am going to add a detailed History and reference about that . At least , Please allow me to create a page as " Powar " .

argh shiver me timbers[edit]

uncontroversial delete arrgh, pass another beer me hearties... I hadnt realise the 2013 incarnation of wheatbelt railways was still sailing through the ether - the other one without date is being re-vitalised/launched/floating later this year - cheers JarrahTree 09:53, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

I have no clue as to what this post means. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:00, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
My apologies for being allusive, or in this case elusive...
  • (Deletion log); 17:39 . . Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia:Western Australian Wheatbelt Project - Railways ‎(G8: Talk page of a deleted page)
  • (Deletion log); 17:39 . . Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Western Australian Wheatbelt Project - Railways ‎(G6: Housekeeping and routine (non-controversial) cleanup)

Maybe I should have left a thank you notification, rather than a confusion of metaphor JarrahTree 10:07, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Page deletion: Ramulu Mamidala[edit]

Hello Anthony, I recently noticed that you have deleted the page on Dr. Ramulu Mamidala ( stating the reason that there was a copyright infringement. However, the website you have mentioned ( belongs to Dr. Ramulu's workplace and was created much after the wikipedia page. They have probably used the contents of the wikipedia page. Would it not be okay to undelete the page and cite the website as the reference? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikileaked007 (talkcontribs) 00:34, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Point taken; I have restored the article.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:43, 7 April 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for telling me  Adnan Enaya Afzal  talk 00:52, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

==Page Deletion: Damyanti Chowla[edit]

Hello Anthony, I noticed that you deleted the page on DAMYANTI CHOWLA on grounds of Notability. This article was created as part of an Art + Feminism Editathon and old library books were used for information. Wikipedia doesn't seem to think that's credible? She was one of India's first oil painters and remains to be a prized artist in international collections. If you could perhaps allow access to the page created, it would help us create citations. Medhavigandhi (talk) 14:58, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

the entire text of the deleted article reads "Damyanti Chowla was born on 5th April, 1920 in Punjab. (1920 - 2004)". I do not see how old library books could help to create a one-line article, but in any case the article as posted makes no assertion of notability. There may indeed be citations about her, but they are not quoted in the article. If you wish to re-create the article, including the facts which you refer to but did not mention in your first draft, please do so. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:58, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of Gurudwara Nangali Sahib[edit]

I have been granted permission by to publish the content on Wikipedia.I request you to undo the deletion. User:Karankhajuria22 (talk)23:11 10 April,2017 (UTC)

This statement alone is not enough. Please read WP:PERMISSION.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:49, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Mansur Manga[edit]

Sorry to bother you- but you deleted this- and something similar has appeared- could you quickly compare them? I think U5 still applies, but I'd be interested to what degree. Cheers, — O Fortuna velut luna 09:57, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

...aaaand that's my answer :) many thanks. Take care! — O Fortuna velut luna 12:14, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the heads up. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:24, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of Digital Masters.

Hi Anthony

You have nominated my newly created page on Digital Master page citing G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion) as the reason. I’m not quite sure why you would conclude that a factual article of academic nature talking to a newly accepted digital coefficient matrix is in any way shape or form advertising or promotion.

Since this is my first Wikipedia article I’m sure I could be wrong in that case I would love some direction.

Thank you Okker Botes

I think that this is because the article is written in a way which appears to indicate that Digital Masters (your capitalization) is an organization. I take it from your posting here that this is not so; I will restore the article. It may possibly be nominated for deletion for other reasons, but I will leave it alone; it is not acceptable here to take two bites at a cherry. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:36, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Rosie Malek[edit]

Hi there! Could you please explain to me how is this a "correct format"? From what I understand the person in question does not identify herself with Iran in any capacity and most sources I found do not call her "Iranian" (as that means "Persian" most of the times nowadays). //Halibutt 23:48, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Assyria is a region which does not correspond geographically to any present nation, although it was a nation in historical ages. The nationality of a person can only be accurately expressed in terms of a nation co-existent with the person. Rosie Malek was not alive when Assyria existed as a nation.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:43, 21 April 2017 (UTC)


Dear Anthony, nice to meet you.

Please, please restore my article. You have deleted a draft article without any notice. It's a draft! I'm still working on it. Can you send me a message, I'm willing and happy to talk with you and improve the article as many times and as long as it takes until it will be perfect and ready to be published on Wikipedia.

I don't have it saved anywhere and I have been working on it for 3 weeks and a many paragraphs are written in my own words. Because I haven't saved the article it means I just lost a result of 3 weeks work, and I can't restore it. Please restore it so I can at list copy everything I had and save it to my computer. Please let me continue working on my draft, and please send me messages before you are deleting the article so I will have time to save my work.

For me Wikipedia was a perfect place for collaboration. I have worked on my article, shared with our people what I had in there, they comment me on what they think about article, what should be added and what should be edited, and now I lost everything. Now I understand that I can't use Wikipedia for collaborating on my article as you can delete the article at any minute without even noticing. Why? I am so resentful and shocked. Why don't you gave any notice?

The article is written in my own words. It is true there was one paragraph from Maytech Security and Confidentiality statement which was not rephrased and I was planning to rephrase it. It is a draft article, it means I'm working on it and until it is submitted please let me finish with it. Please let me work on my article in a draft and once it is ready I will submit it for review. I am ready to work on it as long as it takes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anastasiia09 (talkcontribs) 13:04, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

The notice of deletion was posted on the article page as is required, and the article was deleted one hour and four minutes later; this is in line with Wikipedia policy. I am not prepared to reinstate the article, as publishing copyright material even in draft is both against policy and illegal. I will, however, post it to your talk page for you to work on. Please bear in mind that if copyright is breached the article will be removed again. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:27, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks sooo much Anthony! Thanks for posting an article to my user page. I will continue working on it. Anastasiia09 (talk) 15:01, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi Anthony. Hope you are well. Can you please restore my article again? I see it was deleted from my user page. Can you please bring it back to my user page? Thanks a lot. Anastasiia09 (talk) 08:55, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

I did not delete it this time. Please discuss it with the admin who did so. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 09:33, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


Can you please delete all of the redirects at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2017_April_15#2018_Seattle_Seahawks_season? I would do so, but I do not have administrator access. --Jax 0677 (talk) 19:34, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

I've reverted the closure and restored the redirects that have been deleted. Per WP:BADNAC, Jax 0677, as a non-administrator, does not have the right to close discussions as delete. -- Tavix (talk) 20:33, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
As you wish; there is a consensus to delete in the discussion. I will, however, let someone else action it.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:57, 27 April 2017 (UTC)


Oh you asshole gimme my page back AlistairPeebles (talk) 16:06, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

No. I will not block you unless further aggravated, but my page is watched by a lot of admins so I recommend discretion.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:25, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

About Talk:2018 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament[edit]

Hi Anthony,
I was considering moving it to the draft namespace before you deleted it.
I've welcomed the IP user who created it with the usual templated message about creating an account and so on. Seems like a valid enough article.
Your thoughts about this?
Pete "not really worried about being eaten by kittens, but knows that the category should be "Wikipedians whom kittens want to eat" AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 10:01, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

The page is a talk page with no linked article, and as such automatically qualifies for deletion. If the author wishes to have the text shifted to his talk page for appropriate disposition he has only to say so. Your second comment related to kittens is, to me, wholly incomprehensible.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:40, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

who are you?[edit]

Why would Anthony Bradbury have any interest in YAEL A ILLY' S account I'm a bit confused and creeped out sounds like a stalker to me who spends that much time on wikipedia. No disrespect but that goes to show how the military doesn't necessarily bring out the best in people. I thought it'll be cool to have an account I didn't my privacy would be violated by some internet stalker man get a life YAEL A ILLY (talk) 19:01, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

My friend, I am not a stalker; I am an administrator here, and my principal task is keeping the encyclopedia running within the policies laid down within Wikipedia. You created an inappropriate userpage, which I have just deleted again. A userpage is intended to be a page on which the user expresses his interests, expectations, achievements, editing history, etc., as they apply to his activity within wikipedia. A brief biographical content may be included if wished. Your page met none of these criteria. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:12, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Incidentally I have never served in any branch of the military. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:14, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
I thought that was a slightly bizarre accusation, actually! — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 15:40, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Without a valid reason to delete the page.[edit]


I found that you have deleted the existing user page. Now tell me, why did you delete it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Максим Грибанов (talkcontribs) 18:18, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

@Максим Грибанов: The given reason for deletion is valid, please see WP:U2. User pages are for registered user accounts. Currently there is no registered account for "Maxim Gribanov", as you can read in a system message when accessing that page. That's why that page was deleted. Moreover, that username is available for registration (for anyone) regardless of the existence of that page; if you need that account as an alias, I'd suggest you to register it - a kind of reservation (then you'll can re-create the page under that name, and eventually to redirect it to your current user page) (talk page stalker) --XXN, 20:29, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

You do not know about the function of the translation of an article in Wikipedia yet? You should have known it! Максим Грибанов (talk) 22:05, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

I am perfectly aware of the translation function in the English Wikipedia. It is irrelevant here. Your article, created as a user page, was in breach of Wikipedia policy, which states that user pages will contain information relating to editor's skills, aspirations, interests, expectations, achievements, etc., as they relate to the user's editing in wikipedia. Brief biographical details are allowed. Your page was nowhere near fulfilling these criteria. This is the reason, stated at the time by me, for your page's deletion. As to the language aspect, this is the English Wikipedia. Articles in any other language are not tolerated here, and are deleted after two weeks if not translated.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:15, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

How do you recover a speedy deletion?[edit]

I received a note ‪ "‪Speedy deletion nomination of User:AidWorker‬", and immediately followed instructions for appeal but found no 'button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion"' So how do I contest it?

It is clear that the section complained of was put on Wikipedia perhaps five or seven years ago, long before the article was written. It is clear from the style that it was not written by the person who wrote the rest of their article.

For the record, my Wikipedia contribution was drawing heavily on a series of articles I wrote in the Journal of Business Ethics and other refereed journals. I do not think I repeated the same words, but if I did, I give myself permission to quote from my own articles.AidWorker (talk) 15:35, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

I have no objection to Greenplanetethics copying chunks of my Wikipedia contribution.

I accept your argument relating to copyright. The other problem, which is easier to rectify, is that you created the page as a userpage; if should be posted within article space. If you agree, I will post the complete text of the article onto your talkpage, and you can then do as you please with it. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:28, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks. I take it there is nothing more for me to do. If you mean the greenplanet ethics article, I have read it, thanks. Otherwise my talk page would be fine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AidWorker (talkcontribs) 18:45, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Retief Burger [Quetions][edit]

Hi. I recently created a page for [Retief Burger]. I got a message that it is deleted. I don't understand it at all. {The message is on my talk page.} I want to know what qualifies as a legitimate reason to keep a page. The person who I want to create the page of (Retief Burger), is quiet a well-know South African singer. He has recorded 5 CD's already, and he often sings in big venues in South Africa. Please advise me on this. Thank you Freddie2016 (talk) 12:11, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @Freddie2016: Just to let you know the same reasons SoWhy gave you on their talk page apply to this, except for the musicians notablity guideline of course  :) — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:28, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Your articles consists essentially of a single sentence, without any specific claim of notability. Just being a musician, without significant further comment, does not create appropriate notability.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:24, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

speedy deletion of Shri Bhagavatananda Guru[edit]

Wikipedia should update their information regularly. A person gets thirty awards from government being a religious child prodigy and great scholar and you remove his biography just because you don't know him personally? You don't consider this as remarkable  ? If you feel that there is are some terms violating, just made the edits and remove them instead of removing the whole article.

It's a matter of quite surprise that this personality is not on Wikipedia. If you don't know someone personally and he has some extraordinary amazing god gifted talent,how is he unfit for Wikipedia  ? I can provide government documents, certificates, honoured titles, media clips to you.

You can imagine a person of 4 year reciting 10000 ancient hymns, getting honoured by government, various university and political tycoons continuously. He is definitely worthy to be on Wikipedia. It is possible that the style of article may violate Wikipedia terms. But there is always an option to make it useful and professional. Kindly remove those lines which you think to be objectional instead of whole article.

2405:205:A0EA:484F:5C90:3AD5:9644:ADA3 (talk) 01:03, 14 May 2017 (UTC)gaurav Shahani2405:205:A0EA:484F:5C90:3AD5:9644:ADA3 (talk) 01:03, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

I note your comments. You have the option, if you wish, of going to deletion review to seek community consensus.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:13, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

page for nicolas c grey deleted[edit]

hi, i created a page for the artist nicolas c grey, i did my best to follow the guidelines, but im new to this and i must of made some error as it was deleted without comment. i provided links from articles around the world to provide help in why i think its a legitimate page to have on wikipedia. please could you advise me on how to move forward, many thanks, asha

As my deletion note states, the article contained no assertion or claim of encyclopedic notability.
Please note that you can expect a faster response if you sign your talk-page posts; either add ~~~~ or click on the pencil icon above the text page. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:24, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

--Moonflower69 (talk) 16:24, 18 May 2017 (UTC)thank you for your kind response. i will try to write the article again.


Nothing wrong with your delete, of course, but I'm flummoxed by the whole thing, see my query on the user's talkpage. Can you see any point to their creation, by means of a speedy tag, of their userpage? Bishonen | talk 16:36, 19 May 2017 (UTC).

No, I cannot; but as you probably know I tend to specialize in this area, and over the last year or two have deleted perhaps a dozen pages created in this way. Probably not all the same person, but if it is s/he is wasting a lot of their time to no particular purpose. I wonder if there is an ambiguity in the userpage creation algorithm which new editors occasionally trip over? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:27, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of 'Shortest Wikipedia Page'[edit]


1. It was not incomplete. 2. It was completely complainant with wikipedia's rules (to my knowledge, if not please let me know.)

thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BearlyAKangar00 (talkcontribs) 19:00, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Wrong. It contained no meaningful content. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:09, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago[edit]

Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:28, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Moved request[edit]

Hello. You deleted my user page AidWorker, but you accepted that someone had copied my edit rather than the other way round. Do you think you could remove the block on the page please? Best wishesAidWorker (talk) 17:41, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

It does not help if you put messages in the middle of my archived pages. I briefly restored your page, on the basis you request. It is, however, an inappropriate userpage, so I have deleted it again under a more accurate criterion. A userpage is intended to be a page in which an editor expresses his hopes, aspirations, expectations, interests, and skills, etc., as they relate to his/her editing of Wikipedia. A short biography is usually acceptable, but a dissertation on extraneous matters is not. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:20, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Page Deletion[edit]

Hello, I'm a new user and my artist page was deleted due to copy right infringement. I replied stating that the article used a bio provided by the artist via management. We have the rights to the content that was reported. Especially seeing as I was the one who originally wrote it. I would appreciate a little feedback for improvement and how to submit a proper stub article such as this one Thank you in advance for your efforts.

--Bcbmiami (talk) 21:47, 10 June 2017 (UTC) bcbmiami

Obviously you are allowed to submit as an article material of which you hold copyright, but there is a procedure to follow. Please see WP:IOWN. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:03, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

User page deletion query[edit]

Hello Anthony - I am the Digital Product King a new user. My page was deleted. It was tagged for promotion, that said only facts were stated. I edited and links were removed prior to this deletion. Can you please let me know what I can do to get my profile reactivated. I would like to understand how this user account can be improved. I have edited documents and feel that within my field of knowledge (interactive media, digital products, OTT, Mobile) I can add a lot of value to the community. Thank you in advance Digital Product King (talk) 12:56, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Digital Product King (talk) 13:22, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

There is no way in which you can re-activate your profile in the format that you wish. User pages here are intended to be pages in which an editor can express his/her hopes, aspirations, expectations, achievements, skills, interests, etc., as these things apply to the editor's activity on wikipedia. Brief biographical details are acceptable. I deleted your userpage because it came nowhere near this ideal. If you wish to create an encyclopedia article I suggest that you go to articles for creation. Bear in my our policy on conflict of interest. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:16, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Offensive tag?[edit]

Just so you know, I'm not particularly bothered about this, but it is a supposedly humorous tag that a number of other (well respected) users also have. Vanamonde (talk) 12:25, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Your reaction is your prerogative: I am seriously bothered by the wholly un-wikipedic tone of this supposed maintenance tag, the language used and the attitude to the encyclopedia apparently expressed. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:31, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I phrased that poorly: I'm not bothered by your removal. I have no reaction to the box because I've seen it on senior editors' pages for long enough that it's passe for me, though I hear your concern. Vanamonde (talk) 12:59, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I would not remove it from a senior editor's page.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:57, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Lily Jackson[edit]

Hi, I don't think this article qualified for G4 as it has different references to the previous version and also has been extensively edited for over a year, thanks Atlantic306 (talk) 15:34, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your opinion; I am sorry to say that I do not agree with you. The only addition is a short segment relating to her posting vines, so I would suggest that extensive editing is not apparent. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:43, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply but all the references are different to the previous version Atlantic306 (talk) 16:04, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Rename request[edit]

Ref to Yes I want to rename with the new name Love Love if not available Love Love1 or Love Love2 ...

Thanks (talk) 09:06, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

OK, but please say so on your talk-page, not here. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:52, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Dear Sir, still cannot edit :( (talk) 19:49, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of 法國醫院[edit]

I did not have a chance to respond to the speedy deletion request before it was deleted, but WP:A2 does not apply to the 法國醫院 page because it's a disambiguation page, not an article. Would you please consider reversing the deletion? Thanks. feminist 15:34, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Are you suggesting that 法國醫院 is not a foreign language? I remind you that this is the English Wikipedia, and articles in other languages have no place here.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:09, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
No, it's in a foreign language, but WP:A2 does not apply to disambiguation pages. This is not an article, and I have no intention to create articles in foreign languages. Category:Disambiguation pages with Chinese character titles contains many disambiguation pages with Chinese-language titles, showing that this is common and appropriate. feminist 02:01, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
OK; although I do not agree that A2 cannot apply to disambiguation pages, I have restored it , largely on the basis that it will have no function here anyway, and hence does no harm. I would be interested to hear your view as to why you feel that the page is necessary or useful, and why you do not simply entitle it "French hospital" rather than the Chinese ideogram.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:08, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
OK, I just realized that I marked the page as a WP:SIA instead of a dab page, in which case WP:A2 does apply, sorry. I have marked this as a disambiguation page instead. Per WP:FORRED, a title like this would be an appropriate redirect, but since there are multiple topics that share this name in a foreign language a disambiguation page is suitable. feminist 10:16, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
On second thoughts I have converted that page to a redirect. There should not be any issues with that title now that it's an appropriate WP:FORRED. feminist 10:29, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

G7 article[edit]

Hi Anthony, I would like create an article named Luke Jumeau and was instruct to contact you prior to do the creation/drafting as the article previously was draft was previous delete under G7 code. Please advise.CASSIOPEIA (talk)

It is not wholly clear to me why you have been asked to contact me. I can see that you have already edited a number of different pages about MMA subjects, most of which remain in article-space. Assumimg that you intend to write in a similar way to that used in these articles I do not see a problem. obviously you need to follow standard Wikipedia guidelines regarding notability, etc., but I am sure you know that. Incidentally CSD G7 is removal at the request of the author, which I think was not the case. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 10:17, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Anthony, thank you for the reply and info. Appreciate it.The article I mentioned was under Draf: Luke Jumeua. I believed the author requested G7 deletion and the deletion was performed by you according to Wikipedia. I will go ahead and create this article. Thanks again.CASSIOPEIA (talk)

Salomon Thiombiano[edit]

Please also close the AfD that is currently running. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 00:56, 29 June 2017 (UTC)



I hope all is well! I was in the process of creating a page for the online education company Examity, but noticed that you had deleted a page with the same name earlier this year. I didn't want to proceed with the page without contacting you first - might you be able to provide some clarification around that, and let me know what information you might need from me?

Thanks very much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Benwatsky (talkcontribs) 17:50, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

The article was in fact an unsubmitted draft entitled Draft:Examity; a fine point, I concede. I deleted the draft article under CSD category G13 as it had neither been accepted after submisson or edited for six months. The text had not been accepted because it was promotional. There is no problem with writing a differently worded article on this subject; clearly it is important to be aware of WP:COI, WP:CORP, WP:COPYVIO, etc. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:32, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Sansotta's Italian Talk Page deletion[edit]

I was wondering why you deleted the talk page? I was protesting the speedy deletion that took place. --Figfires (talk) 03:05, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

The article had been deleted (not by me). A talk page not attached to an article page is automatically deletable. There is no point in protesting a speedy deletion there after deletion of the article, as nobody will ever see it. To protest go to deletion review or ask the deleting admin directly. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 12:06, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Note on closure of MfD deletion discussions[edit]

I noticed that you deleted a page that had a discussion in the Miscellany for Deletion page, and left a note there. I took the liberties of closing the discussion by using the {{subst:mfd top}}, putting your statement as the reason, and placing {{subst:mfd bottom}} afterwards.

I would like to inform you that the next time you close a deletion discussion, that you should use the templates written to mark a deletion discussion to close it. For example, MFD, as I previously mentioned, used {{subst:mfd top}} and {{subst:mfd bottom}}. AFD uses {{subst:afd top}} and {{subst:afd bottom}}, and so on. Hope that helps! --Rlin8 (talk) 22:02, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

I have been here about ten years longer than you, and have been admin longer than you have been an editor. Please do not feel the need in future to explain to me how to do things. When a wholly unnecessary Mfd referral is made it is entirely in order, after the offending article is speedy-deleted, for any editor to perform a non-admin closure. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 22:13, 14 July 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for catching User:Anirban Qazi and deleting it again. I didn't realize I'd accidentally restored it until I just now looked at the history. — Maile (talk) 15:02, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

I had assumed that it was a mistaken slip of the finger. No worries. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:53, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Neelix redirects[edit]

Hello, in regards to the 9 Neelix redirects I requested be deleted, there's an RfD discussion going on that needs closing with that result. Thanks! jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 21:38, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Valdai International Discussion Club deleting[edit]

I was a bit wondered you had deleted an article about the Valdai Discussion Club organization. I think the problem was I didn't provide enough links - I am ready to do that. Please give a сhance

No, the reason was that there was within the article no credible assertion of notability. Links would not help. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:48, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Per WP:REFUND, could you please place the deleted article Valdai International Discussion Club into Draft space, so that editors can work on it? — JFG talk 09:15, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
The article was not a draft, so refund does not apply. It is only some three lines long, excluding references. Would you like it posted to your talk page? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:53, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Amendment; WP:REFUND/G13 does not apply. If you wish to refer to deletion review you can do that without input from me (or indeed anyone else)--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:26, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Can you place the deleted contents in my User:JFG/sandbox/Valdai International Discussion Club? Somebody already re-created an article in the meantime: Valdai Discussion Club; I'll do my best to merge what's worth keeping and source it properly. — JFG talk 18:39, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
Done. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:36, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks! — JFG talk 04:16, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png Thanks for the quick response on those speedies (I missed one [6] by the way)! DrStrauss talk 21:13, 28 July 2017 (UTC)


I request an indefinite block for the account per nothere and block evasion

The ips and the account belong to same disruptive editor. The user was warned multiple times by multiple editors but is still vandalising the articles by using his/her ip ( to bypass the previous block. (talk) 13:30, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Firstly, which account are you talking about?
Secondly, who are you?
Thirdly, if you are talking about an IP they are never blocked indefinitely.
Fourthly, to request a block you must go to WP:AIV. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:34, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
I was not talking about the ip, I am talking about the account Ady_n8 that was blocked by you yesterday. You can check the links that I have provided above. The user bypassed the block by continuing the same disruption via his/her ip. I did not take it to AIV, because it is about block evasion. If you are not willing to take action, then what's your offer? On which page I should report it? (talk) 23:02, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
For others that would review it, ping @Berean Hunter:@Favonian:@Oshwah: (talk) 23:12, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
The account has already been blocked. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:50, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
The IP is correct. What he is saying is that after Anthony placed the vandalism block, that the owner of that account began to evade the block by IP socking as That IP is static and worth hardblocking. I concur with Concerning the other IP, it is dynamic but within the same provider system as the static IP. I wouldn't block it at this point. That account is guilty of block evasion and IP socking.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 15:04, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2017).


Administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

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Speedy deletion of redirect[edit]

@Anthony Bradbury: Hello! I contested the speedy deletion of the redirect Sypnosis and it was deleted without any response. If you search sypnosis in the article search bar, you'll find that numerous articles of varying topics use sypnosis even though it's wrong. Even GA articles such as The Only Exception, Your Love Is My Drug, Freedom (Nicki Minaj song) etc. use it. May I recreate it? Ermahgerd9 (talk) 17:10, 4 August 2017 (UTC))

I take your point, but the miss-spelling is not, I think, used as an article title. I would concede, however, that it is a small matter, and I have no objection to restoring the redirect. You need not re-create it. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:09, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Ermahgerd9 (talk) 19:46, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Özdem Sanberk[edit]

Hello. Can you please restore this article that you have deleted following a CSD G7 tagging? CSD G7 says "provided that the only substantial content of the page was added by its author", and you have written in your edit summary "one author who has requested deletion or blanked the page", but that was hardly the case. Most of the content in this article was added by me. Thanks and regards, Biwom (talk) 01:29, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. Biwom (talk) 04:22, 8 August 2017 (UTC)


Anthony, the ping doesn't work unless you resign the thing again, with four tildes. :) Drmies (talk) 15:21, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

@Drmies: Thank you. We live and learn. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:41, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
I learned the hard way. I'm hoping we'll hear something soon about this case. Drmies (talk) 21:53, 7 August 2017 (UTC)


He was born in the year 1994 03 30 he was born in Hyderabad. He was done his schooling from Shantinikethan school & Intermediate from Narayana college & Graduation from st Mary's degree college Sriram333 (talk) 17:11, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Why am I being told this? If you talking about a page I have deleted, you need to tell me the exact title of the page in question. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:59, 7 August 2017 (UTC)


Why did you consider the {{db-g13}} tag on Draft:Djkani premature? The article has not been edited by the creator since 7 November 2016 (9 months ago), and since then has been edited only by bots or by editors performing automated disambiguation processes. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 23:46, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

I note that the daft has been deleted, which gives me no concern at all. CSD G13 is a criterion in which there is a little leeway of interpretation. I know of at least one admin who will not delete if there is any edit at all in the past six months, including bot edits. I personally would not let a bot edit stand in the way of a deletion, but editor-generated input gives me pause. Many would delete, and clearly someone has, but I prefer not to do so in this situation. Not deleting does no harm. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:58, 8 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi. Albeit it may look like test to you, CLOSE_WAIT is a computer network term. Please be so kind to undelere the page, it is a simple redirect page that consumes no resources but helps finding the right article. Thanks. --Petar Petrov (talk) 11:02, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind, the page was recreated. Just FYI it was meant to be #REDIRECT instead of what I typed -- #SEE. --Petar Petrov (talk) 18:12, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Request restoration or tretrieve deleted material of the article "Tributes to the victims"[edit]

Dear M., I received this: 16:00, 11 August 2017 Anthony Bradbury (talk | contribs) deleted page Tributes to the victims (A10: Recently created article that duplicates an existing topic, List of international observances). As per your "If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, ... " - I'd like to retrieve the deleted material. Further: 1. I put a lot of effort in writing these articles, adding references, wikipedia coding, categories, interlinking, adding external and internal links, etc. and I think it meets the criteria for a kick-off article. 2. I don't understand how an article on "Tributes to the victims" as a criteria for apologies under international humanitarian law is the same of treated or explained in the same way/any way similar as an article, nay a "List of international observances". The wording tributes to victims is not even mentioned in that list. How does that article explain international humanitarian law? And my page has even been deleted already? Why are you in such a hurry to delete it? Maybe let it stay a couple of months and check how many times it has been read? Found useful? Or is that not a criteria? Destroying and deleting is a LOT easier than creating and building up something. I write on other wikipedia language pages as well. I think you wield your power too loosely. Sincerely, SvenAERTS (talk) 01:24, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

user Jobas once again edit warring after block august 2017=[edit]

You were involved (on the sidelines) in a discussion to block a user named Jobas. Please be aware that a user with the name Jobas started edit warring on quite a few pages on different WIKI languages. For example on July 30th refer [[7]]. Seems the block is not fully complete. I hope this information is usefull. Grsd (talk) 15:12, 12 August 2017 (UTC)