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Please revert your move[edit]

Please revert your recent move of the article Khyber Agency because a move discussion about it is taking place at Talk:Kurram_Agency#Requested_move_29_June_2018. Why don't you wait for the discussion to end before the moves so that we can have consensus? Thanks for the cooperation, Khestwol (talk) 06:52, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi Anthony, though I was not aware of the comment above, I have reverted the move of Khyber Agency to Bajaur District because it appeared to be an error. There was already an open move discussion at Talk:Kurram Agency as noted here, where Khyber Agency was proposed to be moved to Khyber District (there is another article, Bajaur Agency, which is proposed to be moved to Bajaur District). I have noted somewhat belatedly that there was previous significant history of undiscussed moves being reverted to the original title (Khyber Agency) per WP:RMTR at the page, which resulted in move protection. I am assuming you were attempting to fulfill a request at "uncontroversial technical requests" that actually turned out not to be uncontroversial (there is already an editor opposing in the open move discussion), but please let me know if you need me to undo this reversion––I hope that it will not be taken as an attempt to wheel war. Best, Dekimasuよ! 09:05, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Anatolian peoples[edit]

Hey! I noticed you just moved the article Anatolian peoples to the title Ancient peoples of Anatolia after a request was made at Wikipedia:Requested moves/Technical requests#Uncontroversial technical requests. Such a move is in fact not uncontroversial. There is an ongoing discussion on this topic at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 July 2#Category:Anatolian peoples. In your rationale for the move you say that "the scope of the article is the peoples of Anatolia in ancient times". This is wrong. The summary of the article says that its scope is "Indo-European peoples of Anatolia identified by their use of the Anatolian languages." Information about peoples of Anatolia in ancient times is already contained at List of ancient peoples of Anatolia. In fact, the move you just made only created more problems. Krakkos (talk) 11:35, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

It has resolved one of many problems existing in the area of Anatolian peoples and languages. It is not clear at all what the two articles Ancient peoples of Anatolia and List of ancient peoples of Anatolia are meant to be about but they mostly discuss the peoples. These are scoping problems and I have to say that both articles need a lot of work before they will be of much use. If Ancient peoples of Anatolia is to be developed as a linguistic study it needs to be re-titled, again, to something like Languages of ancient Anatolia.
On the other hand, List of ancient peoples of Anatolia is supposed to be about the peoples but there are strong references to the Kartvelian and Kaskian languages, so it is just not clear what the intention is for either article. Perhaps they should be merged and a new article begun about linguistics? Thank you. Izzat Kutebar (talk) 12:51, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Let me explain the difference to you in the simplest terms.
These are separate subjects that deserve separate articles with precise titles. Krakkos (talk) 13:31, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Until this ancient "ethnolinguistic group" theory is well-sourced in the article and gains a consensus, I think this conversation is pretty pointless.Seraphim System (talk) 14:38, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

RE: Intellectual Dark Web[edit]

Hello! Just wanted to clarify that I only recreated the page to redirect it as was specifically mentioned in the close of the AfD " It can also be editorially redirected, as a plausible search term, to Eric Weinstein#Intellectual dark web". Just wanted to make sure you were aware of that statement in the close. I think the redirect should still exist and would have thought it would have needed to go back through AfD or something similar before deleting it, since a redirect was specifically mentioned as an option in the last AfD. {{u|zchrykng}} {T|C} 19:23, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Yeomanry Cavalry[edit]

Hi Anthony, This is up at FAC and I just wanted to check that the start of the page history is ok - it was supposed begun after a WP:RM request, but begins without any indication of its origin. Please see the history and the discussion at the FAC first point in my section. Do you think this is ok? On another point. There is Yeomanry Cavalry (disambiguation) which redirects to Yeomanry after an edit by you in February, and isn't hatnoted at either Yeomanry or Yeomanry Cavalry Johnbod (talk) 13:11, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. Would you say there is any reason to object top it being FA on the grounds of this? It sounds like no. Johnbod (talk) 14:51, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Version 2 page for 2018 US Darts Masters[edit]

The page Draft:2018 US Darts Masters (version 2) was deleted as a broken redirect. But it had some non-redirect revisions in its history. So, can you please undelete that page, move it to 2018 US Darts Masters (version 2), and then retarget the redirect to 2018 US Darts Masters? GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 23:52, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Rahul Aggarwal[edit]

The article Rahul Aggarwal is now about an Indian producer. But it also had deleted revisions about a business manager. To avoid confusion, you should move all the deleted revisions for Rahul Aggarwal and Talk:Rahul Aggarwal to Rahul Aggarwal (manager) and Talk:Rahul Aggarwal (manager) respectively, and then immediately re-delete the business manager page and its talk page. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 23:58, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

July 2018[edit]

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Archiving your talk page[edit]

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Missing archive header[edit]

Please place {{archive|User talk:Anthony Appleyard}} at the top of User talk:Anthony Appleyard/2018/January-June like you have done for earlier archives. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 05:26, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Xochitl Torres Small[edit]

I undid your deletion of that redirect. That draft hasn't been approved and looks like it fails GNG, and in the process we're replacing a potentially useful redirect with a red link. – Muboshgu (talk) 05:51, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

History merge request[edit]

Could you merge the history of The Finest Hours (film) into The Finest Hours (2016 film)? As means to eliminate unneeded redirections without edit history loss. Thank you. Rusted AutoParts 16:17, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 8[edit]

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Restore deleted revisions for 2019 Indian Premier League[edit]

The page 2019 Indian Premier League had some deleted revisions from 2017. Can those revisions please be restored? GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 23:04, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Invalid carriage[edit]

Hi Anthony - I was starting to edit and tidy up the Invalid carriage article, but was puzzled when I found the talk page deleted. I note that you moved the talk page for this article to Cars for wheelchair users in 2016. Was the intent to merge the two articles? NealeFamily (talk) 10:16, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks - I think there is merit in merging the two articles, so will seek comment NealeFamily (talk) 00:27, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
After further research I have decided against a merge as invalid carriages pre-date cars by several hundred years. And thanks for your edit. NealeFamily (talk) 10:34, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Here's a star for your collection. This one is in recognition of your diligent work doing page moves and fixing page histories. — Frayæ (Talk/Spjall) 20:07, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Convert numbered archive to monthly archive[edit]

Sandstein's user talk page does not use numbered archives, but rather monthly archives. So, can you please move User talk:Sandstein/Archive 1 to User talk:Sandstein/Archives/2005/July, add a link to the July page under User talk:Sandstein/Archives#2005, and remove the {{archives}} template from User talk:Sandstein? GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:39, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Replace red link under "Malplaced disambiguation pages" with blue link[edit]

You have moved User:Pbsouthwood/AP Diving to AP Diving. You should therefore also replace the red link to the former under the "Malplaced disambiguation pages" link in the Links section at the top of your user talk page with a blue link to the latter article. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:50, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Request for page Opening[edit]

Dear Antony

Can you kindly open this page Joseph Kalimbwe protected from creation? The page was deleted for not having notable sources. I have sinse found more reliable sources which I suppose meets Wikipedia rules and regulations. I wish to first submit it as a draft for review by an Admin rather create it instantly so I do not suffer the misfortune of seeing it deleted again.

Best regards (talk) 18:09, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Jeffrey Paine for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jeffrey Paine is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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History merge request[edit]

Could you merge the draft history of Draft:Downton Abbey (film) into Downton Abbey (film)? Draft need not exist now with it being in mainspace but edit history I fer should be preserved. Thank you. Rusted AutoParts 23:08, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

History of Toy Story 4 (old version)[edit]

The page Toy Story 4 (old version) had some useful history. You should therefore restore that page, move it (without redirect) to Toy Story 4 (version 2), and then redirect the latter page to Toy Story 4. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:30, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

What should I do?[edit]


The other day I put in a request for a histmerge because I found that Japanese Pig was created by copy and pasting content from Japanese Boar. When I read WP:CutPaste I thought that asking for a histmerge might solve the content fork problem, but since you rejected it I suppose that wasn't the way to go. But since that's the case, do you have any suggestions for what should be done with the redundant article? Should it be changed to a redirect?

Thank you for your time. Mcampany (talk) 01:37, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your help! This is my first time doing any kind of merge, so I appreciate your patience explaining things again. Mcampany (talk) 21:21, 19 July 2018 (UTC)


Can you please bring it to the mainspace? The film completed its shoot this May (thereby passing WP:NFF) and is scheduled to be released on August 31. --Kailash29792 (talk) 12:05, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

History merge methods[edit]

In case you don't have Phabricator notifications turned on, I mentioned you at phab:T20493#4440118. As our top history merger, I think your comments on the topic would be helpful. — JJMC89(T·C) 03:50, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

wikipedia entry for Stanislav V. Shekshnia[edit]

--Alexandrov98 (talk) 09:57, 20 July 2018 (UTC)The article about Stanislav V Shekshnia was deleted:

Stanislav Shekshnia is a leading professor at one of the top business universities in the world - INSEAD: His latest contributions were published in Harvard Business Review and discussed in Forbes

Can you please tell me about creating a page has been deleted[edit]

Recently My Page "Lavi Hoss" has been deleted by you because of copyright claim of taking info from source. If I change text, can I create? sbshuvol (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:29, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

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The Sun listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect The Sun. Since you had some involvement with the The Sun redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Crouch, Swale (talk) 06:28, 25 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi there. You deleted two files, File:Detroyat class uss niantic.jpg and File:Statue of Poseidon.jpg, under speedy criterion G5 (creations by banned users). The two files were uploaded by a user who was not banned at the time of uploading. They were, however, using an alternate account in violation of an Arbcom restriction, in which case you might consider that G5 applies anyway, but just in case you were not aware of the situation, please consider reviewing your action. Thanks. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 14:40, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

He uploaded them in violation of his indefinite ban on image uploads. [2] Lorstaking (talk) 16:23, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
I stand corrected. Thanks, Lorstaking. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 16:41, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Thestageisset's user page[edit]

The first revision in the history of User:Thestageisset was not a redirect. You should therefore do the following: move the last 2 deleted revisions to Gravity Rush 2 (version 2), delete the version 2 page as an unnecessary duplicate of Gravity Rush 2, and finally restore the remaining deleted revision, the one prior to 2016. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:17, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Discussion about The Sun[edit]

There is a discussion about retargeting The Sun from Sun to a disambiguation page. Because you have participated in the previous discussion, I am inviting you to participate in the current discussion here - Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2018_July_25#The_Sun. The editor whose username is Z0 07:04, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Karamot Ullah Biplob[edit]

Please restore Karamot Ullah Biplob article, Now I am working on this. I want to solve this copyright issue and I also told this in talk page. But you already delete this article. Now, I request you to restore this article for only next 1 hour.-Shahadat Hossain (talk) 14:55, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


I want to request the undeletion of page Emily_L._Spratt.

I added the needed citations that the previous discussion demanded. I carefully reviewed the guidelines of Wikipedia:Notability and Spratt does have significant coverage by reliable secondary sources. I have provided verifiable evidence of this subject’s notability in the references. This subject has been notable since 2005 upon receiving a major award, therefore subject’s notability is not temporary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RogerWilson (talkcontribs) 17:18, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for answering my comment. The page you directed me to says not to modify it. I've addressed the issues that were raised in that discussion and want to contest the deletion of the Spratt page. Also note that User:Anthony Bradbury undeleted the page after looking over the revisions that have been made. RogerWilson (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:01, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Ruby Tuesday[edit]

Can you restore all deleted revisions of the pages Ruby Tuesday (except the redirect revision from 21:28, 13 October 2005) and Ruby Tuesday (disambiguation) to complete their histories? Also, can you restore the revision of page Timberwolf (color) you forgot to restore? (talk) 18:39, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Mango (color)[edit]

Can you restore all deleted revisions of the Mango (color) page to complete the history?2601:584:100:E310:7880:E4ED:7369:5B66 (talk) 23:37, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Regarding labeling a valid page hoax[edit]

Hi, Karam Apnaa Apnaa (G3: Blatant hoax) was deleted by you recently. Let us get this straight, the programme tv show is very much real and there are very well established references that are available on internet for the article use. This is more than a decade old famous show and the wikipedia article was crucial for information on it and deleting it is like deleting it from history. A request to kindly undelete it and in turn I will provide the page with solid 5 references? My gripe is that it has wrongly been labeled as hoax and we hope to right out wrong on wikipedia. Thanks.2405:205:A08C:DE3E:636B:2834:834C:27B0 (talk) 13:53, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Reference links to reputed publications can easily be provided like this.[1]2405:205:A08C:DE3E:636B:2834:834C:27B0 (talk) 13:58, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Page move for Champaign[edit]

I would ask that you please revert the page move that was requested from Champaign, Illinois to Champaign. While I agree with the move in principle that U.S. cities that do not need to be disambiguated should not be, this is not the current consensus per WP:USPLACE. This was a potentially controversial that should not have happened. Aspects (talk) 21:59, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Professional Development Day[edit]

Can you restore the deleted revision of page Professional Development Day to complete the redirect's history? 2601:584:100:E310:B8F7:5126:C9B4:73F0 (talk) 22:01, 31 July 2018 (UTC)


Just wondering, when you were doing the Young Sinatra: Undeniable page, were you doing it on Logic's mixtape or something else. Just wondering. You don't have to reply if you don't want to. Also, if this is the wrong user, please let me know.

Innovit page deletion[edit]

Hi Anthony, as noted on the "contest this deletion" page for Innovit, this page should not be speedily deleted because it is intended to be a purely informational, non-promotional entry backed by reliable sources. If the article does appear to be promotional, it is simply written according to the sources. The references come from legitimate sources, and, given the chance to update or recreate the page, the content can be toned down and address the "not in citation given" tags placed on the page before it was deleted. For instance, the third source from Becker’s Hospital Review directly supports Innovit's work in the healthcare and supply chain industries, but more language from the source could be inserted to eliminate any missed connection between the source and the Wikipedia entry -- and thereby address the "not in citation given" tag.

If the deletion can be lifted from this page for updates to be made, that would be much appreciated. If not, that would be fine too for you to even move the article to a userspace where I can improve the article. I'd like to create the best page possible while meeting administrator guidelines to help improve Wikipedia, not spam an article. Jahub (talk) 22:01, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi Anthony, thank you very much for granting my request to update the page in the Sandbox. I've stripped all the promotional language and links from the page. Let me know what you think, and if this now meets Wikipedia guidelines. Jahub (talk) 22:46, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

I has never used promotional word. Only created a company page[edit]

Hello Mr. Anthony,

You have deleted my page that i have recently created on wiki. But I believe I had never used promotional word or any wrong information for the company.

I don't want to promote through wiki. I know this is encyclopedia. But Still I don't believe why this happened. I have read several company articles in wiki, then I had prepared the post.

Can you please tell me what is the difference between the page I have created and about this company page?

I have never used keyword spam, never posted link through this article. so can you please review again it.

i know it's hard to publish article through wiki. But why???

why we can't publish company info. We have not that much capable to post simple company information. As you mentioned can you please tell me where link spamming done through this article?

If possible, please have look again on it.

Thank you, 07:56, 7 August 2018‎ User:Dhirenray1985

I found it in article space at Dhirenray1985/sandbox with a malformed speedy. I restored it and moved it to User:Dhirenray1985/sandbox. Dhirenray1985 CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 11:49, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Frank Klausz deletion[edit]

Hi, was that an article on Frank Klausz the woodworker? Unless it was some sort of attack page, I can't see any justification for deleting it, 7 minutes after tagging. Article quality might have been an issue, but he (the woodworker) at least has been a sourceable, notable worker, and mostly educator, in the field for decades. Andy Dingley (talk) 08:24, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

  • @Andy Dingley: The substance of the article was merely "Frank Klausz is a American woodworker, cabinetmaker and architect. He owns and operates a cabinet shop in Pluckemin, New Jersey.". It was rejected as not notable. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:54, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Hmmm, I thought it used to be longer than that? He passes WP:N pretty easily, although as always there's a big difference between that and having an article which shows it. No great loss, I guess. Thanks Andy Dingley (talk) 09:09, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of Vivek (playback singer)[edit]

You speedily deleted Vivek (playback singer), presumably because you interpreted this comment by its creator as a request for deletion (G7). However, in conjunction with that user's actual attempt to remove the AfD template (see User talk:Ecstaticmind#Issuing level 1 warning about removing AfD template from articles before the discussion is complete. (Peachy 2.0 (alpha 8))), I'm fairly convinced that deletion, let alone speedy, was not their intention. Not having seen the article in question in any form or shape, I have no opinion on the merits of the article itself.  --Lambiam 10:03, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, ignore; after some further investigation I see now that we are dealing with sockpuppetry.  --Lambiam 10:11, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Evgeny Ponasenkov deleted page[edit]

I would like to ask you a question about deletion of a page “Evgeny Ponasenkov”. I would like to contest this deletion. Igorsky (talk) 12:41, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Aaron Butler is back...[edit]

...with the letter “i” added. Qwirkle (talk) 18:58, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Aaron I Butler, with no period after the middle initial. Qwirkle (talk) 21:35, 7 August 2018 (UTC) Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hey there *@Anthony Appleyard:!

Recently it came to my attention that you have deleted one of my Articles due to G11 violation ( I don't believe I used any promotional wording or material on it, and I have cited most of my claims in the article. I also didn't find a way to contest the deletion so I decided to contact you on here. I wrote the article guiding myself by Wikipedia articles of other companies similar to, so my writing could have some mistakes and violations. Could I please get the text I've written back and get some more info about which parts you found promotional, just so I can improve the article? DavorPetreski (talk) 10:13, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

  • @Anthony Appleyard: Yes, that is correct. However, I don't believe I used any promotional wording in the article, thus I don't think it falls under the 'advertisement' claim of @Mr. Guye:. He told me that once he tagged the page for a speedy deletion, you deleted it and I should speak to you. DavorPetreski (talk) 15:33, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @DavorPetreski and Mr. Guye: I have undeleted Anthony Appleyard (talk) 19:16, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Anthony Appleyard and Mr. Guye: Hey! Thank you for your help. I edited out some of the things I figured might be considered promotional. The article is now submitted for review. Hopefully it doesn't take too long :) DavorPetreski (talk) 13:16, 9 August 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning this up. I think it's pretty obvious that DASDshould be a redirect to Direct-access storage device and DASD (disambiguation) should contain the contents currently in DASD. i attempted to do this with cut and paste and that was not well received. How do we get this done? Peter Flass (talk) 10:46, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of 2013 Great Britain and Ireland heat wave for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2013 Great Britain and Ireland heat wave until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — JFG talk 11:08, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Gullah Gullah Island[edit]

Can you restore the deleted revisions of page Gullah Gullah Island (up to 02:02, 13 February 2005) and the deleted revisions of page Gulla Gulla Island (up to 06:29, 6 December 2015) to complete the histories of the two mentioned pages? (talk) 15:33, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

History merge/redirect deletion requests[edit]

Could you merge the history of Draft:Dora the Explorer (film) into Dora the Explorer (2019 film)? And as there’s no other film with that title could you delete the Dora the Explorer (film) redirect to make way for the (2019 film) article to move there? Thank you. Rusted AutoParts 17:40, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Judge Judy 5AM Episode[edit]

Why did you delete my article Judge Judy 5AM Episode? 22:42, 10 August 2018‎ User:Popthemop27

talks about the wrong thing because this article was not a comment it was a real episode that aired at 5AM and was only a single episode. Popthemop27 (talk)09:07, 11 August 2018 (EDT)

  • @Popthemop27: The show Judge Judy may be notable, but in its page I saw no link to an episode list. Page Judge Judy 5AM Episode has no incoming links from articles. User talk:Popthemop27#ok, this is totally insane says "This episode does really exist. It just aired at a time where it is not supposed to, so I was trying to tell people about this episode that really aired at 5 AM.". But I still see no reason for this episode to be notable. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 13:21, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Template:Anthony Appleyard You know why I didn't link an episode list? SINCE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT SEASON IT WAS EVEN FROM! In fact, I don't even KNOW what this episode is named! And that's a BIG problem since I can't calculate what season it was FROM so that I can LINK an episode list! But, the recorded version I had did not display the episode number OR the season. So that's why I didn't link an episode list! Because the recorded version DID NOT SHOW THE EPISODE NUMBER OR A SEASON! Popthemop27 (talk)06:35, 22 August 2018 (EDT)


Can you restore the deleted revisions of page Template:Db-a11 if okay. When a page is recreated, the deleted revisions usually become unnecessary to permanently stay deleted. 2601:584:100:E310:8DC2:DAD0:FFC8:E5EA (talk) 13:09, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Marianne Thornberry[edit]

Can you restore the missing revision(s) of page Marianne Thornberry? (talk) 16:58, 11 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi Anthony, I've asked for Nova (RL Grime album) to be histmerged with Draft:Nova (RL Grime album), as a page move I asked for took place earlier and the page histories were swapped. Both main editors who contributed to the draft also edited the main article (before its move) as well, in what looks like a bit of an attempt to flesh it out there, and I think it's important to preserve. What do you think? Ss112 18:24, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Anthony. Would you please decline the above request? The page requested for histmerge should've been speedy deleted per WP:G6 as it is a redirect with insignificant history that was in the way of moving the article out of draftspace. It would be unfair to the content writers (Anode and MicroPowerpoint) to have their 3-day contribution history be placed after the redirect creation despite them properly following the process of creating and requesting uncontroversial deletion of the redirect. In this discussion, both the original authors of the article indicated disapproval to merging the history of the pages. Also, @Sergecross73: had once told Ss112 to cease telling editors to stop deleting his redirects and this request of histmerge is an attempt of that because it circumvents the uncontroversial deletion process and it allows him to appear as the page creator, which in my opinion, is absolutely unjust and could possibly be considered misattribution due to letting a redirect creator appear as the content writer. The editor whose username is Z0 19:18, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
@Z0: You don't know my motives, all you have is speculation and a link from my talk page that you evidently have stored away to drag up at times like this. Let's get one thing straight: The only user who's engaged in anything underhanded relating to "getting credit" on articles is you, hence why you are still barred from moving pages related to music even despite making a new account—and that's not even to link to all the times admins (Primefac, Sergecross73, and so on—even page movers like Ammarpad) told you under Zawl to quit it, but here's just one instance on Primefac's page. You can attempt to influence decisions where I'm involved all you wish, but let us not forget you've actually done things against our policies and guidelines; all you have on me is opinions from you and Sergecross73. Much more of this and you may just be told to stay away from the topic altogether. You can try to distance yourself from what you've done and try to influence things like this but those things you've done are going to haunt you as long as you're on Wikipedia, no matter how bad you try to make others look. Ss112 03:53, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
I know all of what's happened with the page being moved after I requested it at WP:RM/TR and the histmerge being denied (Primefac has also informed me we don't generally preserve cut-and-paste moves, which I will remember for the future), I was mostly just responding to Z0's speculation on my motives. Ss112 04:28, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Tournesol.png Thank you[edit]

Cleanup Barnstar Hires.png The Cleanup Barnstar
For fixing my mistakes. ☕ Antiqueight chatter 07:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC)


You have protected this pace back in 2013, and it's never considered fair to set indefinite for first time offence without arbitration. I suggest you could remove the protection and find another way to curb vandalism. Thank you. (talk) 11:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, I was sort of confused, but what I meant is please unprotect the Māori people article. (talk) 13:12, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

A reminder about a category to be deleted[edit]

When Category:Possible cut-and-paste moves gets deleted, please remember to remove the links to that category from the top of your user talk page as well as under Wikipedia:Requests for history merge#Repair requests. In the mean time, do not remove the links until after the category gets deleted per the CfD. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:18, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Sech (disambiguation) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Sech (disambiguation) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sech (disambiguation) until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 15:10, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Sech (disambiguation)[edit]

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Viennese Porcelain Manufactory[edit]

Hi Anthony, Could you move this to Vienna porcelain, over the redirect? "Viennese Porcelain Manufactory" is just wrong - it should be Vienna Porcelain Manufactory, but "Vienna porcelain" is better & more the common name I think - the modern factory is always called Augarten to avoid confusion. Thanks, Johnbod (talk) 02:40, 15 August 2018 (UTC)


When you moved Dreaming tree (Geumcheon-gu 'ggumna') to Dreaming Tree (café), you forgot to suppress the creation of a redirect, which is why I filed it at WP:MOVEREQ instead of doing it myself. The problem is that the old title was an implausible search term. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 20:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)


Can you restore the deleted revisions of page Bubblestand to complete the page history. You may need to change visibility of some of those revisions. Ssjhowarthisawesome (talk) 23:22, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Why did you histmerge Draft:Slime Language and Slime Language?[edit]

I didn't even know there was a draft when I made the article, and nothing I made on my article was like what the user had written on their draft, and now you've taken credit away from me on an article I started myself by giving it to somebody who made a non-notable draft that was never going to be promoted to article status on its own. You've now given into Z0's grudge against me, and I'd like you to undo it because as other editors around here say, it's not fair to take credit away from one editor for writing an article themselves. There is no commonality between what Aitch & Aitch wrote and what I made. I believe you have said yourself that two pages that have different histories and clearly do not come from one another do not have to be histmerged, and even if there is a draft of an existing page, it doesn't have to be promoted to mainspace if it was never going to be in the state it was in. Please undo this, because you are taking credit away from editors who have made their own articles and quite honestly, it's not fair to do this. Ss112 07:02, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

The draft was one sentence and looks nothing like what I subsequently wrote. As a draft, one sentence is not going to be made promoted to mainspace or pass our notability requirements. I wish you would look a bit further when accepting/carrying out histmerge requests because this did not need to be done as it's quite clear nothing from the draft was in my article. You previously judged this for yourself when Jax 0677 tagged a song article I made for histmerge when I took nothing from what was on the other article. It's right there in the history that nothing the other user wrote is in my revision, so essentially all you've done is merged two different pages into one because a user who stalks my edits and has a grudge against me asked you to. Ss112 07:19, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

See also the discussion on my talk page. The editor whose username is Z0 08:04, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

@Anthony Appleyard: Yes, I know that now, but I asked if you could undo the histmerge due to what I just explained, because it's giving another user credit when I took nothing from their draft. You yourself have previously stated that if it's obvious no copy-and-pasting happened, parallel histories can exist—I don't believe a draft is an exception to this. Ss112 08:50, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Ss112 and Z0: I have deleted the 2 oldest edits (by User:Aitch & Aitch Aitch). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:29, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    This isn't right. The 2 edits shouldn't have been deleted because they're a draft about the album. This is the same as selectively removing contributions from a page because an editor asked. The editor whose username is Z0 15:44, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Ss112 and Z0: I seem to be caught in a dispute. Should I undelete those 2 edits, or not, or what? Please decide. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 15:57, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    Please do so. The editor whose username is Z0 15:59, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    Please don't restore them to the mainspace page; if you restore them, restore them to the draft where they belong. I made the content. I deserve credit, and putting "Aitch & Aitch Aitch" first makes my contributions secondary when I made the content myself, and did not inherit it from another editor. As previously stated by you, Anthony, parallel histories do not need to be combined and I took nothing from the existing draft. Z0 should not get to decide what happens on a page they made no substantial contributions to, and they were neither the creator of neither, so they can "disagree" all they like. Z0's grudge against me has been well documented (they are currently restricted from making page moves related to music partly because of this); you can ask Primefac if you're unfamiliar with this. So their input into decisions where I am concerned should not be taken as valid and should be disregarded. They are attempting to influence page moves/histories while they have been restricted from this. Ss112 16:04, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    I'm just defending the original author's contributions because (1) they created the page first (2) your redirect habits could be WP:GAMING as you've done it multiple times (3) Sergecross73 has also told you about this multiple times yet you're still adamant in preventing authors from getting the attribution they deserve. The editor whose username is Z0 16:09, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    I took nothing from their draft. They created one sentence. I made a full page that had nothing to do with their draft. Parallel histories do not need to be combined. You can tag any admins you like. Sergecross73 said nothing about that whatsoever to me. He asked for me to stop telling editors where to create pages. I have done nothing like this "multiple times". At this point you're just making things up to see what sticks. If I have, prove it. You should not get a say when you have been restricted from moves related to music. You're attempting to influence decisions yet again when you should stay well away from the entire matter because of your restrictions. You're trying to take credit away from me here. Nothing more, nothing less. Who's the one restricted here? You. You're in the wrong and your opinion here is not needed. Thanks. Ss112 16:13, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    One sentence or not, it is still substantial. To simply overwrite it with your content is stealing. It's like going to Justin Bieber then asking an admin to delete the logs just so your version would be there. Or a more relevant example - creating at Timeless Misadventures when a draft is still pending review at Draft:Timeless Misadventures. The editor whose username is Z0 16:32, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    Literally what are you on about? You're getting ridiculous. I didn't overwrite anything myself. Anthony deleted Aitch & Aitch Aitch's draft creation from my article without me asking for it. Do you see me anywhere asking for anything to be deleted? No, you don't. I was happy for Aitch & Aitch Aitch's edits to stay at the draft, which is where they belong, not on content I created. Ss112 16:39, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    You created your version in the mainspace while there was a draft in the draftspace. Normal Wikipedia practice is to incorporate the draft into the mainspace article to prevent contribution deletion and to preserve history which is always important (WP:HM), especially when the initial revisions aren't just redirects or taggings that are insignificant. The editor whose username is Z0 16:48, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    It is not normal Wikipedia practice when the draft has nothing to do with the mainspace article (if it is, by all means prove it), if they have clearly been separately created and one is not from the other. And yes, we've covered this. I didn't know the draft existed. You can believe what you like about that; I don't care. Stop trying to take credit away from me and trying to influence music page moves when you've been asked to steer clear of them. Thanks. Ss112 16:53, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    Both the draft and the mainspace article are about the same topic which is the album called Slime Language by American rapper Young Thug. No one's told me to stop "influencing music page moves" and I'm not doing it to gain anything or to take anything away from you but just so the original author doesn't lose attribution. The editor whose username is Z0 16:58, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    I didn't say you had been told to "stop influencing page moves", but it's not a good look that you're still around attempting to influence them when you are restricted from making them for a reason...and that was for making disruptive page moves. The fact that you did that really proves you don't care about other users' attribution. I honestly don't think you care about the user Aitch & Aitch Aitch either. Nobody is trying to take anything from Aitch; they made the draft. That's all. If you did care about users receiving 'proper attribution', I'm sure you could find plenty of other cases on Wikipedia where users have "lost attribution". But yet you're arguing with me, the very user you have a history of making disruptive page moves against....hmm...funny that, isn't it? Ss112 17:10, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    What's my move restriction got to do with this discussion? I haven't violated it and the restriction doesn't say I'm not allowed to discuss or request anything related to moves. Please stop using ad hominems. YOU are trying to take Aitch's attribution away by getting their revisions deleted. I could go on a witch hunt to find all the lost attribution cases but I don't have the resources or needed tools. I just happen to encounter you in these disputes because we seem to be in the same editing field (albums/music) and you're one of the only editors who tend to take away the original author's attribution (e.g. Nova (RL Grime album), and a lot more, I do not intend to look for them at this time unless if I have to). The editor whose username is Z0 17:37, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    Again, I didn't ask for Aitch's contributions to be deleted. Stop attributing things to me I never asked for. Again, you're making crap up about me taking "author's attribution away from them" think that's what I asked for with Nova, that's all. You actually have the history of (attempting to) take attribution away from other users before you were found out. Anyone can look at the history of Flume discography for themselves before it was corrected. What I asked for here is all above. I asked Anthony to restore the revisions to the draft history, not delete them from visibility all together. Nobody is taking anything away from Aitch. You keep saying this but it makes no sense. Aitch contributed nothing to the mainspace article. Nobody touched their one sentence draft. Users don't get credit for things they didn't do. Simple. End of story. Ss112 17:42, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    Unless you can prove draft histories are required to be merged with mainspace articles even when neither was influenced by the other, you don't really have a point. You're going around in circles and trying to make me look bad with accusations of "stealing" when you are the one with a disruptive page move history, not me. Anthony will make his own judgement, and honestly, I think he already has. You're just annoyed you didn't get your way. Histmerges shouldn't be carried out where there is a disagreement and no policy one way or the other. Ss112 17:50, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Anthony, I think you should exercise your own judgement here. You will see I took nothing from a one-sentence-long draft. Z0 and I will not agree. I don't think if histmerges are debated that they should be completed. Ss112 16:27, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Why did you histmerge Draft:Slime Language and Slime Language? (part 2)[edit]

@Ss112, Z0, Aitch & Aitch Aitch, Primefac, and Sergecross73: Following the above, I have added a request to move the "short" revisions for Slime Language back to Draft:Slime Language at WP:RFHM. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:29, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Anthony, I respected and admired your work in the histmerge department long before I got the mop, but this has to be the worst histmerge I've ever seen anyone do. There was zero reason to merge a one-sentence draft into what was clearly a well-thought-out article, even if it did get created afterwards. I have therefore un-split the histories. Primefac (talk) 19:11, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Ss112, Z0, Aitch & Aitch Aitch, Primefac, and Sergecross73: User:Primefac has moved Aitch & Aitch Aitch's edits back to the draft page. Can we please leave it like that and treat the matter as settled?? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 20:52, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    • OK, 3 edits are now back at the draft. We now need to find out what to do with that draft. Some possible options include:
      • Immediately delete it, and leave it redlinked
      • Immediately redirect it to the article, keeping the history
      • Immediately delete it, and then recreate it as a redirect to the article
      • Move it to another reasonable redirect title in mainspace, and then redirect the page to the article
      • Userfy it to User:Aitch & Aitch Aitch/Slime Language
      • Leave it as is until 17 February 2019, when it will be deleted per G13.
    • GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 21:31, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
      There is no need to do anything with the draft. However, since there is an article with the same title, it makes the most sense to redirect the draft there. Primefac (talk) 21:39, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
      @Primefac: In Special:Diff/855406924, JJMC89 redirected Draft:Slime Language to Slime Language, implementing the 2nd option above. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 14:44, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you fur taking care of this, Anthony. I’ve warned both editors to stop wasting their time with this sort of nonsense, arguing over who gets credit for first edit. It. Doesn’t. Matter. Who. Gets. First. Edit. They’ll likely get blocked the next time they pull this again. Sergecross73 msg me 00:44, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm glad it's settled then. Maybe now certain users will leave what I do alone unless they want to risk a block. God knows it's gone too far already. Ss112 04:14, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
    Says an editor who's made disparaging personal attacks on my talk page. The editor whose username is Z0 05:41, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
    I did not personally attack you; I quoted another editor, who confirmed that you had said such things to them off-Wiki. I'm not going to respond to any further accusations here; this is not the place to continue that as it has nothing to do with anything here. Everybody's had enough, including me. Ss112 06:32, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
    FYI, you made those claims on my page by quoting Hayman30 not him so the burden's on you to prove it or else it's a violation of WP:NPA. He didn't confirm or deny saying those things. Please provide evidence of "Hayman30 has recently informed me of your lovely comments regarding me and Primefac and how you changed accounts because we were both "hooligans" (or some misspelt version of that) who had it out for you. He also explained that you educated him on how to "steal" credit away from other editors who made redirects". The editor whose username is Z0 09:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Ss112, Z0, Aitch & Aitch Aitch, Primefac, and Sergecross73: In my experience, if there have been two or more attempts to write an article on a subject (say X), and the latest of them is the current article on X, it seems to be a fairly regular practice to history-merge all those attempts into one page [[X]], if none of them are WP:Parallel histories, or to write the new article on top of old redirected or deleted attempts. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:06, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Mistaken deletion[edit]

Category:Robert Marlow albums is not empty. Please restore it and its talk. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 07:21, 17 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I've nominated a bunch of redirects with which you were involved for deletion, please see Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2018 August 18#سكس. – Uanfala (talk) 15:23, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Denim (color)[edit]

Can you restore the deleted edits of page Denim (color) to complete history. (talk) 22:23, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Missing AfD closure result[edit]

Hi! You've closed a couple AfD recently without specifying a result: [3][4]. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 09:00, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Keesingia (redirects) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Keesingia (redirects). Since you had some involvement with the Keesingia (redirects) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 09:05, 19 August 2018 (UTC)


Can you complete the history of the Pink-orange page by restoring all deleted revisions? Ssjhowarthisawesome (talk) 23:24, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 20[edit]

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Discussion at User talk:GracyM#Warina Hussain, August 2018[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at User talk:GracyM#Warina Hussain, August 2018. —usernamekiran(talk) 14:59, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

There are two user pages that may need their history merged to a draft. Would you please take a look at the aforementioned discussion, and see if it is necessary? I still dont understand when hist-merge is required, and when its not. Thanks a lot, —usernamekiran(talk) 14:59, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi. Thanks for your response. It is very much appreciated. RHaworth did something similar to what was in my mind. I have a few doubts though. I went through the WP:HISTMERGE page again, but it is not much informative as to "what history merging" is; it is mostly about how to perform it. As far as I understand now, the history can be merged when the two pages do not have intersecting edits in the timeline, right? And if it (edits) is like fitting two Toblerone bars, then it is called as having parallel history?usernamekiran(talk) 17:22, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
I found the answers to my questions at WP:Parallel histories. I striked out the questions. Thanks again. Regards, —usernamekiran(talk) 17:40, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Move talk page for Keesingia (redirects)[edit]

You have moved Keesingia (redirects) to Keesingia gigas. Can you please also move Talk:Keesingia (redirects) to Talk:Keesingia gigas (without redirect)? GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:34, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Microsoft Graph[edit]

Buddhist art[edit]

Anthony, please restore the original title here after two undiscussed moves. Thanks, Johnbod (talk) 09:10, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Many thanks! Johnbod (talk) 12:46, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Lydia Janssen page deletion - can it be reinstated?[edit]

Hello Sir,

I see that you deleted the page for artist Lydia Janssen. Can it be put back up again? I did pay some Indian company $200 or something for it when they spammed me. I didn't know paying wasn't allowed, I was busy at the time and wanted to save myself the time working out how to create pages.

I apologise I didn't read the rules on that. But the page was accurate and I think unbiased. I see that other artists at similar stages of their career (for example cecily brown) have wikipedia entries.

How do I get the page reinstated? or should I write another one. I feel stupid now for wasting money. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lukejanssen (talkcontribs) 14:21, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

  • @Lukejanssen: Page Lydia Janssen was tagged db-spam as "1st ref is fraudulent; is not from nytimes but rather is an SPS press release. Other refs are WP:COPYLINK violations hosted on artist's own website. Has unsourced content about personal life. Please remove from mainspace ASAP." by User:Jytdog at 20:29, 18 August 2018. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 14:57, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

How can I get it reinstated? Do I correctly refer to external press sources? And takeaway any links to the artists website?

Help Information Quality (InfoQ)[edit]

Dear Anthony,

I usually edit in the Hebrew Wikipedia but a new user asked me for my help in getting an old draft of the article in the title that was deleted in 2016. She wants to improve the article in order to republish it. Can you send me the original article from 2016? Best regards, Avner 16:51, 25 August 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by אבנר (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your help! Avner 07:46, 26 August 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by אבנר (talkcontribs)

Deletion of a draft version of a deleted article[edit]

It seems weird to delete a draft article for any reason other than copyright violation or, I don't know, evil or something. Duplication of a deleted article is actually a great reason for a draft article. The article was deleted for insufficiently broad documentation. It would have been an easy article to fix but I didn't have time, so I saved it as a draft for later use. A professional researcher who starts/improves Wikipedia articles as part of her library job already told me she'd added it to her queue and had wrangled a number of sources. So the draft was for her use as well. Regardless of those facts, drafts are for unfinished articles. An article that was deleted because it was unfinished is appropriately made into a draft. In fact, I've known one admin who did just that rather than deleting, which was very cool of her. Please restore Draft:Joseph Barlow Forbes. Thank you. Thmazing (talk) 19:24, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Lebanon national basketball team (disambiguation)[edit]

A tag has been placed on Lebanon national basketball team (disambiguation) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G6 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an orphaned disambiguation page which either

  • disambiguates only one extant Wikipedia page and whose title ends in "(disambiguation)" (i.e., there is a primary topic); or
  • disambiguates no (zero) extant Wikipedia pages, regardless of its title.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such pages may be deleted at any time. Please see the disambiguation page guidelines for more information.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. AaronWikia (talk) 17:27, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain move[edit]

Hi Anthony, please revert the move that was requested by AncestorTrracer and processed by you in good faith. While it is correct that the municipal classification is in fact rural municipality, its official legal name is the Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. Evidence can be found on the municipality's own official website, and in the provincial regulation that created the amalgamated municipality (see sections 2 and 4). Also note the use of two spaces and dash in the official legal name. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 05:32, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

You may want to reconsider the other move as well. Provincial legislation has the official legal name as Rural Municipality of Minto – Odanah. Thus the use of two spaces and the endash is correct. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 05:42, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks but not quite. Should be back to the original Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. Otherwise we have one of ninety-eight not at official legal names at Category:Rural municipalities in Manitoba. Hwy43 (talk) 05:31, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Anthony. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 05:40, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

History merge may be mistaken[edit]

Hi Anthony, please review the history of Draft:Al-Ahli SC Handball (Amman) and Draft:Al-Ahli SC Basketball (Amman), as both pages now refer to the handball team. Might you have mixed up the page history for the basketball and handball teams? – Fayenatic London 08:33, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Histmerge requests[edit]

Hey Anthony, could you help me with a few histmerges? An editor has been creating blank/unreferenced/one-sentence articles when substantial drafts made by other users on the same subject exist, then either copy-pasting the article contents over themselves or waiting for someone else to do so. The following all could do with a histmerge so that the original edits are attributed and preserved. Thanks in advance!

Yeah, it should be Sabrina (graphic novel) and Sabrina (comics). The former already redirects to the latter but if a histmerge can be done, that'll be great. Bennv3771 (talk) 11:20, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
@Anthony Appleyard: Pinging in case you missed this. Can a histmerge be done in this case? I don't think there are any overlapping edits. Bennv3771 (talk) 05:50, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
@Bennv3771: Sorry, Not done. Editing Sabrina (graphic novel) ran at about 800 bytes long. At the same time, editing Sabrina (comics) ran at about 11400 bytes long. And the two are WP:Parallel histories. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:46, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I can't imagine what Wikipedia would be without your tireless histmerging work! Bennv3771 (talk) 10:58, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Fishstick and fish finger[edit]

Hey, since you seem to be an army of one when it comes to these, I figured I'd start here. It looks like Fishstick (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and Fish finger (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) have been the victim of repeated copy/paste moves. First, would it be possible to get the history sorted out on that? =) Second, would it be possible (per WP:ENGVAR) to get the final page placed at Fishstick (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) with a redirect from Fish finger (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)? Thanks! —Locke Coletc 03:18, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

  • @Locke Cole: I have looked at pages fishstick and fish finger, and they are very WP:Parallel histories. Where there was copy-and-paste rather than cut-and-paste, I would have to cut one history to rejoin another history. I cannot do anything with a partial cut/copy-and-paste. These 2 pages have well over 500 edits each, and I would have to examine all those edits one by one. Best put history notes at the starts of their talk pages. And we need a public discussion about whether to use the name 'fishstick' or 'fish finger' :: we have here another petrol/gasoline-type persistent transatlantic word usage difference. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:33, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
    • Yuck, I took a brief look at the histories, and it looked like it was salvagable, but I didn't do a deep dive. Apologies. :( And I'll see if I can cook up a discussion on the naming. The only reason I lean towards "fish stick" is because the very first edit back in 2004 used the name "fish stick". Seems like some of the copy/paste moves were the result of not being able to literally move the article. I almost wish there was an admin ability to force a page to remain a redirect so issues like this could be avoided (I know page protection might help here, but something that just disallowed removing the #REDIRECT from the top of the article text would suffice). Thank you again. —Locke Coletc 06:52, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Joseph Kalimbwe[edit]

Does this qualify for Speedy G4 again (I can't see the previous version)? If so, might need salting. PamD 15:39, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

HSL and HSV[edit]

  • hi Anthony, I wasnt aware that you were also working on it and It seems like we both (edit conflict)ed on this page move involving multiple pages. please review my edits and check if something more needs to be done. I can see that Cylindrical-coordinate color model still has some content which it should not have had. It should have been a redirect if everything had gone well. --DBigXray 22:27, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @DBigXray: Currently HSL and HSV contains new history only, and HSL and HSV (version 2) contains the old history. Do these 2 need to be swapped? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:33, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Hi Anthony, Yes I believe your comment is correct, but still please wait for User:Datumizer to confirm if this is true or anything more needs to be done for a final clean up. --DBigXray 22:36, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
The main article HSL and HSV looks good to me, which is nice. but the archives are missing on the Talk:HSL_and_HSV--DBigXray 22:55, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Anthony, @Datumizer: as a final repentance to absolve your sin of the wrong move, you are condemned to go through mine and Anthony's contribution and confirm if everything has been moved back to its rightful place and nothing is left at an unreasonable location. Cheers. --DBigXray 23:08, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
It is here Talk:Visible spectrum/Archive 1 --DBigXray 23:16, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Anthony Please follow this diff [8] --DBigXray 23:19, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
@Datumizer and DBigXray: As I thought had happened. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:09, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I think things are back to normal again. Thanks! ➧datumizer  ☎  23:36, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Unfavorable Semicircle[edit]

A tag has been placed on Unfavorable Semicircle requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section R2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect from the article namespace to a different namespace except the Category, Template, Wikipedia, Help, or Portal namespaces.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Hhkohh (talk) 14:56, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Feedback: handling of requested move[edit]

First off, I'd like to thank you for all the excellent work you did with the numerous requests I filed at WP:RMT.

Here's a feedback to a request that was handled poorly earlier this year, when admin GB fan disregarded said request and created a new page instead ("no need to move, just create a new redirect"). The way this was handled is not only discouraging, but also undermines the concept of preserving a coherent edit history of this naming-anomaly. Hope this feedback is appreciated. Rfassbind – talk 10:02, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Please explain your histmerges[edit]

I must be missing something here. An editor creates two identical articles one after the other. I redirect one to the other. Why then do you delete this, perform a histmerge, and restore this, meaning that we now have a much more complicated history (with two creations) for what appears to be zero benefit to the encyclopedia, the readers, or the editors? No attribution was lost before your histmerge, but after your edits, my redirecting is lost and your actions supersede it. This seems like a total waste of time and energy to make things worse, not better. Fram (talk) 11:51, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

This is about 2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season and 2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season, btw Fram (talk) 11:52, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

  • @Fram: There is only one history, and it is in 2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season (with an en dash after the '2018'). 2018-19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season (with a hyphen after the '2018') has only 2 edits, and they are both redirects. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 20:43, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
    • That's not an explanation of the histmerge, that's a description of the result of your histmerge. Please explain why you felt the need to change the actual history (editor creates two identical articles, I redirect one to the other) to the fake history we have now (one article has been created twice by same editor despite not being deleted inbetween, you redirected the other, and my redirect is for some reason deleted). I see no reason at all why you could leave the original history alone. Please restore the situation before your unnecessary and confusing histmerge (i.e. bring back the full history of 2018–19 Mid–American Conference men's basketball season, with the initial creation and edits by the editor, and my subsequent redirection). Fram (talk) 06:40, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Fram: 2018-19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season (with a hyphen after the '2018', hereinafter "page X") redirects to 2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season (with an en dash after the '2018', hereinafter "page Y"); if someone clicks on both to compare their histories, the click on a link to page X automatically redirected to page Y, and the click on a link to page Y showed page Y, and thus, if he then looks at both their histories, they both displays the history of page Y, and it looks like 2 identical histories. In page Y's history, I take that you want me to extract the edit "22:38, 11 September 2018‎ EspinosaLuisJr1791", and move it to page X; but it is an exact copy-and-paste of the previous edit "22:19, 11 September 2018‎ EspinosaLuisJr1791". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:05, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
    • What nonsense. Every redirect has that problem. That's no reason to perform a histmerge. WP:HISTMERGE is for "WFixing cut-and-paste moves", not for editors creating the same page with different titles routinely. They are not renaming pages, they routinely created duplicate pages which I all redirected, but where for one of them (and not the others) theat history has now been totally obscured under the guise of "it looked like two identical histories", which your histmege doesn't change one bit, making your whole justification for this histmerge moot.
    • A histmerge should be done to give correct attribution (which isn't needed here), after a copy-paste move by someone else. The reason for a histmerge is "we need to keep the history with the content for copyright reasons." (emphasis mine). No such need existed here.
    • Anyway, your page X, "2018-19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season", is of no interest to me. You nor I ever touched that one. The page that needs its history restored is 2018–19 Mid–American Conference men's basketball season (long dash between Mid and American, not short dash), which now has a "View or restore one deleted edit?" in the history which should be restored. Whether the first four or the last one edit of the histmerge needs to be moved back to that article I don't know, but the history of that editor creating two identical pages (for which he has been warned), with my redirection of them, should be preserved, as there is no reason at all to histmerge them (attribution isn't needed as it is the same editor, and the excuse that due to it being a redirect, people see the same history at X and at Y is of course not solved by this, as they are still a redirect where people see the same history twice, but now they get a much more confusing history where a page is cerated twice apparently, and you then did a move, which is all very confuysing for the readers you supposedly want to serve). Fram (talk) 08:52, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
  • (talk page watcher)@Fram: After finishing this discussion, may I also request to update the WP:HISTMERGE page. I recently read it and i was still not sure, which cases does the HISTMERGE applies and where the copy paste applies. The above discussion actually turns out to be more informative. regards. --DBigXray 09:55, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Fram:  Done, I hope. (I remember that someone asked me to make that history-merge.) Anthony Appleyard (talk) 11:04, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
    • Thanks. You ended with two full articles, so I deleted the unnecessary histmerge and only kept the original history (creation plus redirect) instead. The other article seems fine. Fram (talk) 11:16, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Fram: We seem to have THREE versions of the page name:
    1. 2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season: dash then hyphen :: 6 text edits
    2. 2018–19 Mid–American Conference men's basketball season: dash then dash
    3. 2018-19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season: hyphen then hyphen :: not touched by me, ends in redirect
    • Which of these is the correct name? Hyphen and dash look the same in Wikipedia edit mode. This has been dashed confusing. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 11:04, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
    • The correct one is the current article: dash for a date range, hyphen for a joined adjective. The third one gets autocreated by Anomiebot because the dash is for many people hard to type (not standard on the keyboard, you need some alt-### combo to get to it). But in the end which of the three (or the fourth possible combination) gets used is something others may decide, I usually do everything with hyphens and never use the dash but I know that that's not the standard here. Fram (talk) 11:44, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
      The version with two endashes should probably be deleted. I think it was created in error. And where one editor creates the same content in two places, hist merging is not necessary. The second copy establishes a separate history its and is self contained from an attribution point of view.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:54, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

High Italian Renaissance[edit]

Anthony, sorry to bother you - please revert this undiscussed move from the usual term (High Renaissance), for which a rather silly rationale is given by a fairly new user. Johnbod (talk) 01:04, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

read-only access to Deleted Pages[edit]


I am a somewhat experienced wikipedia editor and -user, and I would very much like to have read-only access to the Deleted Pages. How could this be arranged?

I do not have time to become an Admin myself.

--Mick2 (talk) 15:11, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Genie (feral child listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Genie (feral child. Since you had some involvement with the Genie (feral child redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 08:38, 14 September 2018 (UTC)


Hi Anthony. Every time you move a page to/from Zxcvbnm, it gets added to my watchlist. I am certain I am not the only watchlist being affected. See Wikipedia:Page_mover#Watchlists, User_talk:Paine_Ellsworth/Archive_15#Pet_page, and Wikipedia_talk:Requested_moves/Archive_29#Watchlists. Thanks. -- zzuuzz (talk) 22:14, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Move of Char siu to Cha siu[edit]

Hello! You just moved this page in response to a "request" somewhere else (which I can't see). But it needs to be discussed on the talk page of the article. The claims in the "request" are at least in part simply false: the term generally used in English appears to be "Char siu", and until recently this was the name used throughout the article. The "request" confuses two things: terms commonly used in English ("char siu") and (more or less standardised) romanisations of Chinese words (cha siu); in other words I think this is not NPOV reporting of the real world, but what someone thinks the real world ought to be. I'm not sure of the best way to handle this: just to move back, and start a talk page discussion?? Imaginatorium (talk) 04:06, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Storage pest[edit]

Please quote your sources. Xx236 (talk) 13:34, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Deleted revisions for Zxcvbnm[edit]

The page Zxcvbnm had some deleted revisions from 2008 and earlier. To avoid problems in the future, you should move all of those revisions to Zxcvbnm (nonsense), which should then be immediately deleted. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 20:43, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Timothy Heller version 3 page[edit]

You have only restored Talk:Timothy Heller, but not Timothy Heller. Please move the deleted revisions for Timothy Heller to Draft:Timothy Heller (version 3), redirect that page to Draft:Timothy Heller, and move Draft talk:Timothy Heller (version 2) to Draft talk:Timothy Heller (version 3). GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:23, 25 September 2018 (UTC)


I just took a look at the history of the title of the B.o.B article (note the absence of a dot after the second 'B'). It appears that there was an RM consensus declared that it should not be moved to that title (21 March 2010), and then you helped complete a unilateral copy-paste move just three weeks later (15 April 2010‎). When you do histmerges, do you look at Talk pages for recent RMs first? —BarrelProof (talk) 17:28, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

I see that we have also had several other discussions before of undiscussed moves that seemed hasty/inappropriate:
BarrelProof (talk) 22:17, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the nice reply. I know that overall you are doing great work for Wikipedia. —BarrelProof (talk) 05:00, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is for your valuable efforts in the field of history merge. Thank you for your contributions in wikipedia as an administrator. Thank you. PATH SLOPU (Talk) 13:34, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is for your valuable contributions and service in the field of HISTMERGE. Thank you. PATH SLOPU (Talk) 13:37, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Orgasm shot[edit]

Yes this scam unfortunately exists. Article here[9] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:17, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Kitten in a helmet.jpg

For moving my draft into mainspace. Thanks.

Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 11:06, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

NOTA or Nota ?[edit]

Need some help at Nota (film). The film is named after the NOTA option in the election voting ballets which stands for none of the above. Since this is an abbreviation, which naturally are written in all-caps, does the film also needs to be in ALLCAPS ? Is this a proper noun ?--Let There Be Sunshine 15:17, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Deleted Draft: Bia Mustafa Alloush[edit]

Hi Anthony please undo the deletion of the Draft: Bia Mustafa Alloush it was created under articles for common and I was following it since its creation last week. thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bilalrahal (talkcontribs) 08:52, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Undo deleted draft for Bia Mustafa Alloush[edit]

Thank you Anthony for your kind support and restoring the draft, we will keep improving the page article as necessary. Thank you.Bilal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bilalrahal (talkcontribs) 10:32, 8 October 2018 (UTC)


Wesley Duncan[edit]

Deleted as "Unambiguous copyright infringement". I'm not so sure about that, on Commons we have OTRS from (IIRC) the campaign manager. This should at least be discussed before deletion. Alexis Jazz (talk) 18:05, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Utcursch had added OTRS to one of the files, maybe you can see if this really was a copyvio? (even if it was, it should be brought back so it can be fixed) Alexis Jazz (talk) 19:15, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Restore User:Felestin1714/sandbox[edit]

Please restore all the deleted revisions for User:Felestin1714/sandbox. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 18:40, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

But User:Felestin1714/sandbox had lots of blanking edits. You should therefore delete that page and restore the 161 non-blank revisions (i.e. excluding revision 678609107 and other revisions with "Blanked the page" in their edit summaries). GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 01:27, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Parbati Rai and Parbati Rai (politician)[edit]

You have made a minor mistake while splitting some revisions from Parbati Rai to Parbati Rai (politician). Please correct this mistake by doing the following steps:

  1. Delete Parbati Rai and restore all revisions except revision 804918628.
  2. Move Parbati Rai to a temporary title such as "Zxcvbnm".
  3. Move Parbati Rai (politician) to Parbati Rai.
  4. Delete Parbati Rai and restore all revisions, including the one left deleted in step 1 but excluding revisions 805108141 and 863909663.
  5. Move Parbati Rai back to Parbati Rai (politician).
  6. Move Zxcvbnm back to Parbati Rai.
  7. Finally, restore the 2 revisions that were left deleted in step 4.

GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:20, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Now, the dancer's article appears to have been deleted. Please do the following:

  1. Restore Parbati Rai, Talk:Parbati Rai, Parbati Rai (dancer), and Talk:Parbati Rai (dancer).
  2. Move Parbati Rai (dancer) to Parbati Rai (dancer) (version 2).
  3. Move Parbati Rai to Parbati Rai (dancer).
  4. Re-delete Parbati Rai (dancer), Parbati Rai (dancer) (version 2), and their talk pages.
  5. Finally, move Parbati Rai (politician) to Parbati Rai. Unlike last time, this move should now leave a redirect behind.

GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 22:16, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Restore and mark 2 requests as done[edit]

In Special:Diff/864596842, you have accidentally removed 2 requests instead of marking them as done. Please restore those 2 requests and mark them as done under Wikipedia:Requests for history merge#Completed requests October 2018. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:25, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Mord Fustang[edit]

You have restored 119 revisions for Mord Fustang, but then re-deleted the page and restored only 88 revisions. Please discuss the controversial issue of whether the rest of the deleted revisions should stay deleted or be restored. If they should stay deleted, then you should simply delete the page and restore all the revisions from December 2016 and later except revisions 755477897, 768878199, 796280190, and 802963582 (since one of these was mistakenly restored). Also, in that case, Talk:Mord Fustang should be deleted and then have only the revisions from December 2016 and later be restored, leaving the earlier revisions deleted. Perhaps, the deleted revisions for the article from 2015 to early 2016 should also be moved back to Draft:Mord Fustang, where they were originally from. Otherwise, the article should be deleted and then all the revisions except the 4 mentioned earlier restored. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:31, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Please do the following, then, to avoid confusion:

GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 22:49, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

    • By "Finally, restore the remaining deleted revisions for Mord Fustang", I hope you mean restore only revisions after the most recent creation on December 18, 2016. If that's the case, there shouldn't be any issue. Flooded with them hundreds 03:34, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
  • @GeoffreyT2000: The remaining deleted edits of page Mord Fustang (except 3 redirects) are all dated before 18 December 2016 :: see User:Flooded with them hundreds's query in the previous line. Page Talk:Mord Fustang has no deleted edits. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 12:04, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
    • Yes, indeed. But there is still some inconsistency — the talk page has non-deleted edits from 2012 and earlier, but the article does not. Please follow the 7 steps I have asked above, beginning with the temporary deletion of the article and its talk page. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:21, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
  • @GeoffreyT2000:  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 17:48, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Page move from Jaggi Vasudev to Sadhguru[edit]

Hi, I saw you moved Jaggi Vasudev to Sadhguru upon a user's request. Another user has now reverted the move and there's a discussion going on at the talk page. Request your participation Madrasiman (talk) 16:48, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of Tony Campbell (politician)[edit]

Anthony Appleyard, I'm disappointed to see you speedied this, despite the objection raised on the article's talk page — did you consider it?

I contend the new version was totally different and overcame the (perceived) shortcomings concerning notabiity. Far more independent reliable sources were cited in the new article and process does allow "re-creation" of a previously deleted article if these new additional sources are provided.

I further contend that, as a completely new article, it was out of process to be speedily deleted, but instead any attempt to remove it again should have been settled by the community on a new AFD.‎

Please re-consider.  JGHowes  talk 21:50, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks, Anthony. Here's a morning cup of coffee for you!
 JGHowes  talk 11:58, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Signpost page move[edit]

Hi. Could you please explain this. I'm not criticising, I simply do not understand it. Thanks. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 22:21, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

WP:ROBIN — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:24, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Andreas Eppink[edit]

You have merged the history of User:Sidiperla/sandbox to Andreas Eppink, which I have since moved to Draft:Andreas Eppink. So, can you please restore Talk:Andreas Eppink and move it to Draft talk:Andreas Eppink? GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 01:00, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion of User:Joarfr[edit]


You recently nominated my user page for a speedy deletion on the grounds of unambiguous advertising (G11). I had been editing an article, "HIV/AIDS in Honduras," solely with the purpose of improving it for an assignment for one of my college courses. It is unclear to me how any of the information I added could be considered advertising, as it was simply factual, though I admit I had mistakenly been editing it in my user page rather than my sandbox, which I was under the impression I had been using. I need to retrieve my work urgently, as it is part of my class grade. Additionally, I will be moving this article to the main space when I am done, and I am happy to make any changes necessary to prevent it from being "speedily deleted" again.

Joarfr (talk) 18:00, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Restore Rainbow S.p.A. and Vector (disambiguation)[edit]

Please restore the deleted revisions for Rainbow S.p.A. and Vector (disambiguation). You forgot to do so for both redirects. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 02:36, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Histmerge junk on Nekso (company)[edit]

Please revert Nekso (company) to revision 864170114. You forgot to do this earlier. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 14:09, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

History merge of two apparently independently-developed articles[edit]

Hi Anthony. The two articles are: Olympic Airways v. Hanson (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and Olympic Airways v. Husain (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views). The COMMONNAME is Olympic Airways v. Husain. The Hanson article is the older of the two, and today it became a redirect to the Husain article. Both articles were apparently developed independently of each other and there is no cut and paste move involved, at least not yet. Is there a case for a history merge of these two articles, or should the material of the Hanson article be pasted to the Husain article with proper attribution? Dr. [[User talk:|K.]] 06:51, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

  • @Dr.K.: Nobody history-merged them. They are WP:Parallel histories. The 2 articles are about Abid Hanson and his wife, Rubina Husain, who were together on the same flight. There was one lawsuit. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 07:07, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, I know. I was wondering if you could merge their histories now that they have been connected to one identical subject. Or should I just paste the info from the older one to the newer one? Dr. K. 07:11, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
  • @Dr.K.: I have text-merged them. They cannot be history-merged, because they are WP:Parallel histories. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:05, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Ok, thank you Anthony. Best regards. Dr. K. 17:15, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Respond to 2 posts ASAP[edit]

Please respond to #Mord Fustang and #Restore Rainbow S.p.A. and Vector (disambiguation) as soon as possible. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:28, 28 October 2018 (UTC)


Also, do you really have apples in your yard? —usernamekiran(talk) 06:34, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion for User:Kylierupp8/sandbox?[edit]

Hello, I'm the instructor for Public Relations and Digital Media. I'm not sure why you deleted my student's Sandbox. Their user page is clearly marked as being enrolled in my course. Their task is to find nonprofits in Chicago that are notable and create pages for them. Please revert their sandbox as they haven't even gotten time to get proper instruction to edit, as they've only stared with an annotated bibliography. ZachMcDowell (talk) 12:46, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Delete Wikipedia:WikiProject History Merge/Rambot[edit]

Last year, you have created a useless blank page at Wikipedia:WikiProject History Merge/Rambot. Please delete that page now. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 20:37, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of RoboCop (song) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article RoboCop (song) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/RoboCop (song) until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Elmidae (talk · contribs) 18:24, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Previous Deletion of Article -[edit]

Hey Anthony, I created a page that you deleted because you considered it advertising.

I believe you could have let me know so I can work on it as I am not yet at your kind of level when it comes to setting up pages - 10 till date.

I am about to create the same page differently as I consider that the Nigerian startup community are quite prominent to be mentioned on Wikipedia starting with the e-commerce platforms. I plan to create for others as well who are making waves in the country and taking Africa to the world.

--Ladispeaks (talk) 16:54, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Chandrashekhar (TV series)[edit]

The article Chandrashekhar (TV series) has been recreated. You should therefore restore the deleted revisions for the article and its talk page. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 02:40, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Delete Template:Alternative medicine sidebar (version 2) and move archives back[edit]

The histories of Template:Alternative medicine sidebar (version 2), Template talk:Alternative medicine sidebar (version 2), Template:Alternative medicine sidebar (version 2)/doc, and Template talk:Alternative medicine sidebar (version 2)/doc all consist of redirects only. You should therefore delete those 4 unneeded "version 2" redirects. Also, you should move Template talk:Alternative medicine sidebar (version 2)/Archive 1 and Template talk:Alternative medicine sidebar (version 2)/Archive 2 back to Template talk:Alternative medicine sidebar/Archive 1 and Template talk:Alternative medicine sidebar/Archive 2 respectively. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 21:34, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

histmerge query[edit]

Hi. I was wondering, after rfa/getting the tools, is there any page to perform experiments with histmerges? Also, what do you think of User:Usernamekiran/my RfA criteria? It's still under construction though.usernamekiran(talk) 04:04, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
struck out the silliness. —usernamekiran(talk) 10:07, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Draft talk:Survive the Nights (video game)[edit]

Please restore the deleted revisions for Draft talk:Survive the Nights (video game) from September 2018 and later that you forgot to restore. After restoring, please do a text merge. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 17:38, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Crowhurst (film)[edit]

The article Crowhurst (film) has been recreated. You should therefore restore the deleted revisions for the article and its talk page. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 04:23, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @GeoffreyT2000:  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 06:24, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • But you have made a typo in the "ping" template causing the ping not to work. Please remove the above comment with the typo and then re-ping me afterward. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 17:03, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 10[edit]

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Draft:The Sword in the Stone (2019 film)[edit]

Hi Anthony Appleyard,

First off, I'd love to thank you for all the work you've done handling all of the move requests I have made in the last year. Truly, your work and effort is greatly appreciated. However, I messaging you to discuss a move that you made today that was done in error. You recently moved the draft (Draft: The Sword in the Stone (upcoming film)) to a new title at (Draft: The Sword in the Stone (2019 film)). This is an issue as there has been no confirmation from any reliable, secondary source as to when any of the television series or films that are being produced for Disney+ will premiere. All that has been confirmed is that the service will launch in late-2019. So, basically, The Sword in the Stone and all other upcoming Disney+ films should continue to be listed as upcoming until such as a time as Disney announced their official premiere dates. I hope you will initiate the moving of the draft back to its original title as soon as you are able. Also, please see Draft talk:The Sword in the Stone (2019 film) for the discussion that has been generated over this.

Sincerely, BoogerD (talk) 19:39, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Surreal Barnstar Hires.png The Surreal Barnstar
Greatest admin ever! Flooded with them hundreds 10:08, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Vincent (version 2)[edit]

Hi Anthony; should this page be deleted? I don't understand the "version 2" thing. OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:39, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @Ohnoitsjamie: I was moving some old edits to where they would be out of the way and not sitting deleted under other edits. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 17:54, 13 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi Anthony,

My submission 'OurPath' was recently deleted by you under G11. Are you able to retrieve the deleted material for me? I have submitted a deletion review.

Thank you!

Sdfish78 (talk) 12:24, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @Sdfish78: The page was Draft:OurPath. Where do you want me to put it for you? If I merely undelete it where it is, someone would again delete it as advertisement. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 23:00, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Close move[edit]

Hi Anthony, can you please close the move at Talk:President of the Government of Morocco. Not only will it have been 7 days since relisting, the initial user who queried the technical request has not returned since, and for the reasons given in the actual request. I believe it should be moved. Thanks, --Tærkast (Discuss) 10:40, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

History merge from Babylon.js to Draft:Babylon.js[edit]

You forgot to do a history merge from Babylon.js to Draft:Babylon.js. Please restore Babylon.js and then merge its history to that of Draft:Babylon.js, with all the revisions for the draft page from April 2018 and later restored. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:22, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Fix mistaken history merge from Draft:Story[edit]

You should have histmerged Draft:Story to Draft:Story (social media), not Story (social media). Please correct this mistake by doing the following:

  1. Delete Story (social media) and restore the revisions from 15 November 2018 and earlier.
  2. Merge the above revisions to the history of Draft:Story (social media).
  3. Finally, restore the remaining revisions for the Story (social media) page, which is currently a redirect to Story#Social media.

GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:15, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

And finally, there is one more mistake that needs to be corrected. You have moved too many revisions to the draft's history. Please do the following history split steps:

  1. Delete Draft:Story (social media).
  2. Restore the revisions dated 07:12, 17 November 2018; 08:01, 18 November 2018 (middle two edits only); 08:04, 18 November 2018; 09:53, 18 November 2018 (both edits); and 16:01, 18 November 2018.
  3. Move the above 7 revisions back to Story (social media).
  4. Finally, restore the remaining revisions for Draft:Story (social media).

GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 06:21, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

New Saxon Spelling[edit]

I was in the MIDDLE of discussing with another admin why the New Saxon Spelling page I'd posted met the criteria and shouldn't be deleted, when you deleted it. It had only been nominated for speedy deletion less than 24 hours before. I can't even see the talk page to see what that admin's responses to my comments were. --Infinitum11 (talk) 21:47, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. --Infinitum11 (talk) 22:43, 18 November 2018 (UTC)


Anthony, you seem to have done a history move on this significant page with an hour or so of a completely undiscussed move by an editor with fewer than 200 edits over some 6 years! What on earth? At the least, you should set up a retrospective move discussion, and warn the editor about this sort of behaviour. Would this be picked-up by people who have the now-deleted old pages on their watchlists? There is a case for the move, but as you know, this is absolutely not how things should be done. Johnbod (talk) 15:11, 19 November 2018 (UTC)