User talk:Anthony Appleyard/2013/July-December

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Broderie anglaise

Thanks for making the move. Awien (talk) 21:45, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Libya

  • Hi Anthony! I'm contacting you as you are the protecting admin of the Libya‎ article, which has been semi-protected for over two years now. The article gets little attention these days, with only 15 edits in March 2013 compared to 489 in March 2011. Perhaps the semi-protection can be removed now.--eh bien mon prince (talk) 09:14, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:51, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you

Hello! Just wanted to say thank you for taking care my request move about List of Defiance episodes :) TeamGale (talk) 22:06, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Undiscussed page move

Hi Anthony,

Yesterday you moved Seat of the European Union to Location of European Union institutions at my request to reverse an undiscussed page move which the user had revert locked. However, today the user has made the exact same move again, still without discussion. He's simultaneously attempting to change the scope of the article, and the page move is their justification for including the desired content. It seems the user is just going to keep trying to force the content into the article and changing the name without discussion. Perhaps you can explain to them why this isn't appropriate? TDL (talk) 17:02, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Super Smash Bros.

Please fix my screw-up (apologies)

Move Game_Maker to GameMaker: Studio

Semi-protection of The Mousetrap

  • Please remove the indefinite semi-protection you added to The Mousetrap. Consensus at the talk page is to keep under pending changes protection, so that constructive edits by IP editors are still possible. Diego (talk) 06:12, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:55, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Move Game_Maker

I have left you a response... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:36, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg excuse my brusque tone in edit summary. A bad wikiday. Cheers! Irondome (talk) 05:04, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Unprotect Game Maker


Is Unachess a notable chess variant? Although the article lists two sources, I'm not sure they're independent (that isn't a crime, but it is a factor in WP:GNG) and they appear to be essentially self-published web sites. I ask you because I know little about chess variants, and you know quite a bit. Since you created the page I can guess what you think about notability for the topic, but I don't see how that is demonstrated by the sources. Quale (talk) 06:39, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Unauthorized move

  • Just a heads up, but you moved a page, Chibiusa to Sailor Chibi-Moon without consultation (Also looks like someone changed the name and added a hyphen) All these things were previously discussed on the talk page before and within the project. Both go against wikipedia rules. Please put in a formal request for a move before moving a page. The reason it was overturned the first time was because Chibiusa had a higher hit rate which goes with Wikipedia rules of how to name a page when it is in contention. Hit rate trumps consistency. Also we decided to go without the hyphen for similar reason and also because the parent project, Anime and Manga, requires that we go with the first and most frequent appearance of the name. We sorted all of that out. Please refer to archives and consult in the future before moving pages willy nilly. Put in a formal move request. I'm requesting it to be moved back per the rules. --Hitsuji Kinno (talk) 12:15, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I have moved it back. In this diff at 01:09, 10 June 2013, User:Sawol asked Chibiusa to be history-merged into Sailor Chibi-Moon. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 13:19, 23 July 2013 (UTC)


what does it mean "rv cut and paste move". If your problem is just the method of the way I moved it then you should assist me in moving it the right way, rather than being petty and just reversing it. Be a good person and help. Thx in advance Loginnigol (talk) 16:15, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Rügen Wars of Succession and Lüneburg War of Succession

  • Hi Anthony, help me understand the logic for moving the articles above to their new names. Also please point me at any discussion that took place and why the proposer didn't inform me as the article creator. --Bermicourt (talk) 07:14, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
  • These moves were requested by User:Article editor. Best query the matter with him. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:17, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
For all the tedious and in most cases unrewarding work you do at the cut and paste move repair holding pen. Thank you, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 23:47, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Seconded: the chores you do there are important to making the wiki intelligible. —rybec 03:48, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Thirded. :) In ictu oculi (talk) 15:46, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes! —Anne Delong (talk) 12:00, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Requested page move

Anthony, given the previous discussion at Talk:WikiLeaks Party#That was a bad move I don't think that page should have been moved without a discussion. --ELEKHHT 07:11, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

The Ultraman page

Please be more careful

This was not uncontroversial. If you are unfamiliar with WP:NCF, you should not be moving film articles listed as uncontroversial because you don't know how to determine if they're truly uncontroversial. See Talk:French_Kiss_(1995_film)#Requested move. --B2C 23:14, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Okay, I see your move was not adding the date, but fixing the format of the date. Never mind. --B2C 23:29, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Monkeys Eyebrow OR Monkey's Eyebrow

  • Hi, why was this move done when I asked not to do so? The locality signs have NO apostrophe. The map does not have an apostrophe, GNIS does not have an apostrophe. Local usage does not even use the apostrophe, I objected to the move and yet, it was done anyway................Again , WHY was this done. Its NOT correct as far as the place name????Coal town guy (talk) 15:54, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
  • OK, OK, I have moved it back. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 20:49, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
I owe you an apology. There are many times when remote communities are renamed or reassigned in the circumstances of just being forgotten or put away as lets face it, they are seen as eyesores, or left overs from a more rustic age. That is precisely why I opposed the move. I did not mean to come across as though I had burst a vessel, it is from experience that the correct grammar, or assignment of correct grammar nullifies the character of a place or rather makes it so bland tht it eventually blends in. That was the exact opposite of why these communities have such strange names.Coal town guy (talk) 12:50, 6 August 2013 (UTC)


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Deletion of leading edge

  • May I ask what led you to delete the article formerly at Leading edge? I didn't see any AFD or even CSD cited. You just said "deleted to make way for a move"; but that usually only applies when we are deleting a redirect. This was an article. Was this a mistake? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 10:29, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Oops, sorry, error. I have put it right. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 10:48, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Manchester meetup

Hi Anthony, because your name is on this notification list, I'm just letting you know that there will be a Manchester Wikimeet taking place on 25 August. Perhaps we'll see you there? Cheers, Bazonka (talk) 21:54, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

EP (Childish Gambino)

Be Human

History Merge for new article

Alexander Reid

Binh Long → Bình Long move request

Thanks. Colonies Chris (talk) 16:36, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Alabama song "Say I"

Thanks! Best, --Discographer (talk) 22:36, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Plant sources

Hi Anthony, I removed that one source again and left the cultivar there with the reliable source. While that davesgarden reference might have been correct in this case, it still is an extremely unreliable source for plant information. It also doesn't meet WP:RS. I've had this discussion with other editors who use dodgy sources like that one - one example is here, followed by a barnstar from a long time plant editor for my seemingly endless efforts in promoting the use of reliable sources for plant articles. You can see from that discussion that the website is extremely inaccurate at times, in addition to not meeting our WP:RS standards. It would probably be helpful to have something at Wikipedia:WikiProject Plants explaining what is and isn't a reliable source, but that seems to be a project wide problem that is best served by WP:RS. Thanks for listening to my rant.... First Light (talk) 16:15, 2 September 2013 (UTC)


I think I understand how dull it can be for an admin to fix a cut-and-paste move, and I just hope you'll enjoy a voice of thanks when I say a hearty "thank you" for fixing aircrew survival equipmentman. If there's anything I can do better in reporting such cut-and-paste moves, I would be grateful to know, since I think this is the first time I've done it. Yours, Shem (talk) 21:38, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013

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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Donald E Osborn (2) and Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Donald E Osborn (3)

  • Dear Anthony: Sorry, there were so many copies of this article that I couldn't keep them straight. This is the correct copy-paste pair, I'm pretty sure. —Anne Delong (talk) 02:12, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:02, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again. —Anne Delong (talk) 08:33, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Benefit Corporation history merge

  • Hi, I see you denied the history merge request on Benefit corporation per WP:Parallel histories. However, I don't understand how this is a case of parallel histories. The Benefit Corporation content begins in the B Corporation (certification) history on May 18, 2008 and was edited there until November 12, 2011. Then, all of that content was cut-and-paste moved to Benefit Corporation (which had until then been a redirect) on November 13, 2011, and the content at B Corporation (certification) was replaced with a redirect. Benefit Corporation grew from there. B Corporation (certification) remained a redirect until March 27, 2013, when the redirect was replaced with some new article content. B Corporation (certification) then grew with entirely original content; none of it from the original Benefit Corporation content. So this seems like a clear cut history merge case, rather than parallel histories, no? Thanks. Brycehughes (talk) 14:30, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 15:21, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Invention of Radio

  • I notice that you have just semi-protected the Invention of Radio article citing 'persistent vandalism'. I have been working on this page over the last few days and have not seen any vandalism. Are you expecting some? Martin Hogbin (talk) 16:31, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I semiprotected Invention of radio (with lowercase 'r') at 06:18, 22 March 2013 for persistent vandalism. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:20, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps you would be kind enough to indicate which edits you consider vandalism. The last IP edit I can find was 04:00, 22 March 2013‎ .Martin Hogbin (talk) 08:18, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
I guess as a registered editor I do not need to care but two edits in January and February hardly constitute persistent vandalism in September. Rather than vandalism we have had had over-enthusiastic supporters of individual inventors trying to edit the article to show that their particular hero was the one and only true inventor of radio. Your help at keeping these people in order would be greatly appreciated. Martin Hogbin (talk) 10:52, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Disney XD (United Kingdom and Ireland)

  • Hello, thanks for history merging Disney XD (United Kingdom and Ireland). But could you please delete my two 04:27, 16 September 2013‎ revisions, they don't belong in the history of that page. Thanks, 117Avenue (talk) 18:29, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Can't do. There is a bug in Wikipedia. I must delete all edits, then undelete the wanted edits. But Disney XD (United Kingdom and Ireland) has 1361 edits, and whenever I tried a selective undelete on it, Wikipedia did not obey, but instead acted as if I had asked for "search deleted edits". So I undeleted everything. Sorry. I have reported this bug. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 20:14, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 07:50, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Harold "Hal" Willard Bradley Sr and Harold Bradley, Sr.

  • Dear Anthony: The first above article was submitted at Afc by one person, then copied and altered by another user and pasted into the second article. The creator of the second article agrees that the text was copied and that the two histories should be merged since most of the work was done by the author of the first article. Can you please merge the histories? It's not obvious from looking at them that one was created from the other, so that's why I checked it out with the second editor first before requesting this. Thanks. —Anne Delong (talk) 17:55, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:37, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
That's great. —Anne Delong (talk) 22:31, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

History merge

Loop (train)

  • This was a bad move request. The original move was in July 2012, and it wasn't discussed because it was a noncontroversial application of TWP's naming conventions. Furthermore there are no other articles about trains as such conflict with this name, unless the IP means The Loop (CTA), which was already handled with a hatnote. You also accidentally deleted the talk page. I've restored things to the status quo, and please be more careful next time. Best, Mackensen (talk) 12:12, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
  • A move and move request war seems to have developed here. I have started a move discussion at Talk:Loop (train)#Move?. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 13:03, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Westgate centre shooting

plural may not be so wrong as there were 10 gunman(Lihaas (talk) 07:25, 22 September 2013 (UTC)).

Not "Know It All Ed"

Nomination of Straxus for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Straxus 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/Straxus until a consensus is reached, and anyone 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. TTN (talk) 21:55, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/History of the Royal Ontario Museum and Wikipedia:Articles for creation/History of the Royal Ontario Museum

Thanks—Anne Delong (talk) 03:52, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Vietnam RFC-related move requests

Many thanks Anthony, I know it's a pain. Colonies Chris already restored the ones that weren't deliberately redirect-locked. I've been submitting them in Province A-Z order. Those 140 you've already processed take us 3/4 or 4/5 way through the District category now so I estimate probably 35 or 40 more, then all 800 geo articles will be back at original titles. In ictu oculi (talk) 11:42, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

That's the lot. Seems you are the only admin who works on Tech moves! Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 07:59, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Nachman Fahrner and Nachman Fahrner

  • Dear Anthony: I found the above copy and paste pair, and I was going to nominate the draft for deletion, but there is one small edit by another editor in its history (not counting a bunch of page moves). If this makes it ineligible for housekeeping deletion, could you please do a historymerge? Whichever you think is best. Thanks. —Anne Delong (talk) 00:03, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:55, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm into You

How can this move be uncontroversial when there have been two unsuccessful requested moves in the past? Adabow (talk) 17:02, 29 September 2013 (UTC)


Thank you! Michipedian (talk) 22:07, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Luis de Matos (magician)

Hello! I'm contacting you regarding a previous query. I would like to keep this page and notís_de_Matos. All references at this page are attested by valuable sources, is it possible to take down the banner regarding quotation, etc... ?

I also am creating two new pages regarding the Essential Magic Conference and Essential Magic Collection, unfortunately the EMConference page that I had already created was deleted. The whole point is to educate people on magic and one of it's major events in History.

Can you please help me?

Thank you. --AMASQ (talk) 14:43, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

(talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:05, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Best regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AMASQ (talkcontribs) 14:01, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

  • If the query was about calling the page Luis de Matos (magician) or Luis de Matos, Wikipedia's rules way that the addition " (magician)" is a disambiguator and is only needed if there is need to distinguish this Luis de Matos from other people called Luis de Matos. See Wikipedia:Disambiguation. Your page Essential Magic Conference was deleted (not by me) at 12:19, 1 October 2013 as "an article about a real person, individual animal, organization (band, club, company, etc.), web content or organized event that does not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the subject. See CSD A7." and "in its current form it serves only to promote or publicise an entity, person, product, or idea, and would require a fundamental rewrite in order to become encyclopedic". Anthony Appleyard That is, briefly, that these articles look like advertisement. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 14:44, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Can you help me 'undelete' the essential magic conference page? It is not an advertisement page. Thank you. --AMASQ (talk) 14:58, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

  • The text of Essential Magic Conference is: "The ESSENTIAL MAGIC CONFERENCE is the first magic conference designed exclusively for broadcast over the web. Over a three day period, 33 of the world's top magicians and thinkers meet to share their knowledge, experience and expertise. ==LEARN, SHARE, COLLABORATE== The Essential Magic Conference is dedicated to the sharing and dissemination of magical knowledge. It brings together experience and innovation and encourages collaboration and sharing via the medium of the internet. It is the first magic conference designed exclusively for broadcast over the web. Over a three day period, 33 of the world's top magicians and thinkers meet to share their knowledge, experience and expertise.". It looks a lot like advertisement to me. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 20:27, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

There was not enough time to complete the article. It was quickly deleted once it was created. Hopefully it will be possible to complete and improve it, as well as having removed this deletion banner. The EMC was a groundbreaking event in Magic History and the 3 years it took place it was supported and had the participation of all great minds and artists of the magic world. The purpose of creating this Wikipedia page is only to share it's historical importance with everyone. Having no place for The Essential Magic Conference in Wikipedia is in a parallel sphere regarding Magic History equal to say Woodstock has no place in Wikipedia regarding Music History. The Conference is now over there is no point in advertising it. Only sharing it's historical importance is relevant. --AMASQ (talk) 23:37, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

→→→I have been working on the page. Adding information that supports it's content. It is still a work in progress but... do you believe it is now possible to take out that banner that reads among other things "needs additional citations for verification"... Thank you so much. I'm doing my best not to be ambiguous and support all information made available. Thank your for your time. AMASQ (talk) 13:47, 23 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi Anthony, I was surprised to see you had opened an RM using a post I had made elsewhere and copying my signature over. It didn't occur to me that anyone would object to this, so I have no evidence ready and don't have time right now to compile any. I'd therefore appreciate it if you would close the RM and let me open it once I have the information. Many thanks, SlimVirgin (talk) 18:20, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll repost it once I've gathered some links and sources. SlimVirgin (talk) 20:35, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Request for history merge

Hi there. Everytime I request a history merge, you are the one who is performing the merge. :) So this time I thought I'd ask here instead of adding the history-merge template, as this request might be a little more complex. We have used templates for updating league tables in Norwegian football articles, e.g. Template:2012 Norwegian Premier League and Template:2013 Tippeligaen table, but when the season is over those templates becomes redundant. I was thinking that it might be better to have a Template:Tippeligaen table, that can be updated throughout the season and then subst'ed after the season is over and the next season starts. I have now subst'ed all of the old templates, but instead of deleting them I was wondering if you could history merge them to preserve the edit history:

If that isn't possible, I'll bring those old unused templates to TfD instead. Cheers, Mentoz86 (talk) 09:39, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

  •  Done, except the Tippeligaen templates because of WP:Parallel histories because people edited each of year 2011 and 2012 's templates during the next year. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:37, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
    • Cheers, thank you for the help! Mentoz86 (talk) 08:16, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank your for helping with Al Lang Stadium

Hi Anthony! I really appreciate your assistance in updating the page. Thank you very much. NYCWikiKid (talk) 14:07, 2 October 2013 (UTC)


  • Hi Anthony Appleyard. If you have time, could you please change the dash in the title of TIAA-CREF from a figure dash to an en dash? Thanks! Michipedian (talk) 07:29, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 07:38, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

ARM architecture

Hi Anthony, it seems you have made a mistake here [1] by having treated contested move, that had been once reverted and opposed in talk page by multiple people, as uncontroversial technical move. There are lots of redirects and broken double-redirects after your page move. jni (talk) 09:32, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Category:Rescaled fairuse files more than 7 days old

  • Note that {{histmerge}} is a legal requirement here as the contents of the page clearly meet the threshold of originality. Without a {{histmerge}}, the page is a copyright violation due to non-attribution of the authors of the original page. I'm not sure how to solve problems like this for category pages, though. --Stefan2 (talk) 20:43, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Sorry :: category pages cannot be moved. That is how Wikipedia was written. Category pages do not display a "move" tab, not even for administrators. Best put a note in Category talk:Rescaled fairuse files more than 7 days old explaining what happened. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:13, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
    • The problem is that it's a copyright violation if the history isn't there, so the category page appears to meets WP:CSD#G12 for the moment... --Stefan2 (talk) 22:37, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
  • What external text does it appear to be a copyright violation of? I admit that there may be copyright queries about some of the images listed in the category, but the category page displays merely blue links with the names of those images. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:05, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Fair use images linked to but not displayed are a policy violation?

A week ago you raised a technical question at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#An_image_deleted_as_unused_when_it_was_used. It has since developed into a weird policy question. Have you seen this? What, if anything should be done, do you think? Thincat (talk) 17:08, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Orion 3

Just to let you know, I've redirected Orion 3 (Constellation program) to the main list page. I think what the IP user was requesting was that the page history of Orion 3 be untangled so that if the disambiguation page is deleted to make way for a move I proposed yesterday, the Constellation article's history would still exist. I don't think he was proposing that the article be restored - but rather separated and then redirected so a record of contributions to it still existed. Orion 3 was merged into List of Constellation missions in 2009 as the result of a discussion at Talk:List of Constellation missions --W. D. Graham 11:22, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Belarussian Raions

Hello Anthony. Talk:Raion#Requested move is the new location of a move discussion in which you commented. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 16:33, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

United States federal government shutdown of 1995–96


need some help

Hi i would like to talk to an objectiv admin privat. would you please contact me paradiesaaaa(at) thank you -please delt after reading (talk) 22:28, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Sandbox to article histmerge request

Students For Liberty

Bisexuality in the Arab world

Thank you! Michipedian (talk) 00:14, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 — Especially a Republican

Hi again. Sorry to keep requesting technical moves from you. If you could redirect me to a place that would show me how to do this, if I even can, that could be helpful.

Anyway, I noticed that the title Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 — Especially a Republican is formatted incorrectly. The title should be Never Trust a Liberal Over 3—Especially a Republican, with no spaces before or after the em dash. If you have time to move it, that would be great. Thanks! Michipedian (talk) 04:56, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Two Birds listed at Redirects for discussion


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Two Birds. Since you had some involvement with the Two Birds redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Taylor Trescott - my talk + my edits 20:22, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

MemoQ and Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/MemoQ

  • Dear Anthony: It seems as though the submitter here has copied the submission to mainspace, accidentally improved the wrong version, and then copied the improvements over to the mainspace article. There's a lot of history in the old article, but it's only over a short period of time. I don't know if it should or can be merged, but there doesn't appear to be any useful material left in the old article, so if not can you please delete it (G6 I suppose, but whatever you think is best)? Thanks. —Anne Delong (talk) 02:17, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:07, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again... only 1293 submissions left to review (sob).
  • Dear Anthony: Thank you for sorting this out... one of my German colleagues decided to be helpful by moving the page to the mainspace, and I had no idea how to effect a deletion in the submission space after that. There was in fact nothing left in the older article which should have been preserved. —kslossner —Preceding undated comment added 12:09, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Duplication of Caesar quote for Greek-writing Helvetii

  • Hi Anthony Appleyard, I see on the Gaulish language wikipage that you have quoted Caesar's report on the Helvetii writing their census records in Greek characters. However, this Caesar quote already exists in the History section a few lines further up. I suspect you overlooked it. If on the other hand you indeed wish to repeat this quote, can you briefly give a reason, otherwise it looks out of place among the Inscriptions section. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:12, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Corrected. Sorry. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 14:12, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Filip Kovacevic and Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Filip Kovacevic (2)


  • Hallo, you said you had done the technical move of A1232 to A1232 road, but seem then not to have done so! PamD 20:58, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Now  Done. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:09, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks. PamD 21:19, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the Help

  • Thank you for the redirect help at Mudpuppy Proteidae! Would you mind if I then changed the destination of Mudpuppy to Necturus?--Mr Fink (talk) 21:10, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Already  Done by someone. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:00, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Requesting move of user space to main article

Wikipedia page Talk:John Cain (Junior) has been moved by Anthony Appleyard

Thanks. Cheers, Ben Aveling 13:11, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Jet pack

When reverting me in the future, please leave enough of the default edit summary in place to allow WP:Notifications to work. But I digress.

How should the hatnote in question be reworded to bring it into compliance with the guidelines I cited? Or should it be moved into the body of the article (perhaps the lede)? Or is there no problem at all? --SoledadKabocha (talk) 17:44, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

  • I see no problem. It is merely a disambiguating hatnote. Same as e.g. at the top of page Rhubarb (about the plant), there is a hatnote pointing to other meanings of the word "rhubarb". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:28, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Move request

  • About this, there is a discussion (of sorts) at the end of this section, just look at the last few posts. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 17:48, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
  • I am in England. I am aware from the newspapers and the television news that the situation in Syria is complicated and that there are many opinions on various sides. I have never been to Syria or the area around. I thought that that move better be discussed by people who follow the events there more than I follow them. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:37, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Move of 1970s in literature to Literature in the 1970s

  • Hi, Anthony. I feel that this should have been subject to a move request, bearing in mind that it cuts across all the naming conventions for "Year in Topic" articles. The original move was made by a less inexperienced contributor. Do you agree that it should be moved back and a request should be submitted?Deb (talk) 09:47, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
  • There is an ambiguity here :: "1970s in literature" may mean "Literature that describes or depicts the 1970's" or "Literature written in the 1970's". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 12:38, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes - nevertheless, 1970 in literature is an article about Literature written in 1970, and all Year in Topic articles are worded that way, thus it was a potentially controversial move. Deb (talk) 12:57, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

History merge of Atif Ali Khan

  • Hello, Anthony. I thought I would let you know that I have attempted to clean up the history merge that you did at Atif Ali Khan. You restored the history of an old deleted article apparently about a completely different person by the same name. I assume that this was a mistake, but please let me know if there was some good reason for doing this, which I didn't see. JamesBWatson (talk) 14:28, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
  • I examined these deleted and undeleted pages before I history-merged. I have just now again examined the deleted and undeleted edits at Atif Ali Khan, and all these Atif Ali Khan's were born on December 17. Either they had the same birthday, or they were the same man. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 23:31, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
OK, having the same birthday is enough to suggest that the two articles may perhaps be about the same person, despite the lack of any overlap at all in the information about his career. However, even if they are both about the same person, is it justified to restore an article deleted as a result of an AfD discussion, just because someone has now created a new article about the same person? That is certainly not normal practice, and I can't see any reason for doing so this time. JamesBWatson (talk) 14:19, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Filippo Drago

The complex history merge of User:Pchemc/sandbox, Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Filippo Drago, and Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Filippo Drago just got more complex:

Between the time I made my request and the time you did the merge, RHaworth deleted Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Filippo Drago and moved Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Filippo Drago over Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Filippo Drago without leaving a redirect.

Please check the deleted edits of Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Filippo Drago to see if any of them need to be merged in for attribution purposes. If memory serves, these edits are between 17:15, 24 October 2013‎ and 14:56, 27 October 2013‎. If they are all by Pchemc then they can probably be left deleted, as he created the page anew at 14:56, 27 October 2013 based on the deleted edits. If anyone else made any significant edits, they will need to be un-deleted and merged in.

Sigh. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 17:08, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

17:41, 4 October 2013 . . Pchemc (10,038 bytes)
17:36, 4 October 2013 . . Pchemc (10,036 bytes)
17:35, 4 October 2013 . . Citation bot (4,773 bytes) ([458]Misc citation tidying. | User-activated.)
17:35, 4 October 2013 . . Pchemc (4,793 bytes) (←Created page with '{{AFC submission|t||ts=20131030234448|u=Anthony Appleyard|ns=3}} Filippo Drago (born 5 December 1954) is a...')
Anthony Appleyard (talk) 23:44, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 14:39, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

List of longest rivers of Mexico

Okay, I've deleted it but when I try and do the history split the restore keeps failing (no error message, just nothing happens). You should be able to do the restore - the Bigdelete right is only needed to delete the original article - so do you want to try and see if you can do the history split now please? Otherwise I can try restoring the whole article until we work out why it won't work! QuiteUnusual (talk) 09:30, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Looks like Fram did it, phew, glad it wasn't totally broken - QuiteUnusual (talk) 14:27, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Esther Shalev-Gerz and Esther Shalev-Gerz

  • Dear Anthony: Can you please merge these two articles? Ignore my edit on the first one; the format was messed up and I had to edit it to read it. Thanks. —Anne Delong (talk) 05:09, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
  •  Done Anthony Appleyard (talk) 07:51, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again. What would we do without you? —Anne Delong (talk) 08:35, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Protection level change

  • I'm a novice when it comes to changing protection. I haven't done it very often. I saw some advice suggesting that changing the protection level should include a discussion with the editor originally adding the protection. I see you added the full protection to {{Userbox}}. As you know, there is a new level of protection for editor with the template editor user right. Technical 13 requested the protection level change for this template, and I just granted it. I don't think this will be controversial, but I thought I should let you know in case you disagree.--S Philbrick(Talk) 20:55, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
  • At 06:19, 24 April 2010‎ User:Anthony Appleyard history-merged Template:User 1 into Template:Userbox, and then I restored Template:Userbox's protection to how it was before. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:46, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
  • One of my rules of thumb is that if half or more of the visible screenful of an unprotected page's edit history is vandalisms and reverts, then semiprotect it. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:50, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Got it. I just looked at the top of the list and saw your name. Looks like MZMcBride first changed it, back in 2007.--S Philbrick(Talk) 22:17, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. {{userbox}} had/has a lot of transclusions. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 22:20, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Scope and title for Bisexuality in the Arab world

During the recent AfD for Bisexuality in the Arab world (closed as 'keep') you will either have seen opinions expressed to expand the scope of the article, or voiced that opinion yourself. I am placing this notice on the talk pages of all who expressed an opinion of whatever type in that deletion discussion to invite you to participate in a discussion on article scope and title at Talk:Bisexuality in the Arab world. You are cordially invited to participate. By posting this message I am not seeking to influence your opinion one way or another. Fiddle Faddle 10:27, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Simon Thassi

Thanks. It might be helpful if you could comment at Talk:Eleazar Avaran#Naming conventions on WP for the Maccabees, purely on the procedural issues. There is some resistance to the suggestion of using WP:RM. StAnselm (talk) 22:23, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Alisha Heng

Hi Anthony Appleyard, I saw that you performed a move/histmerge on Alisha Heng. Just so you know, I've deleted this article; there is a vandal that goes around adding this "Alisha Heng" (who doesn't appear to be notable; not even an IMDB article) to various articles, replacing existing cast members with her name. In addition, it seems to have been a reworded copy of Alisha Newton. You're free to overturn my deletion if you like, especially if you feel it was out-of-process, but the article is a blatant hoax. Best. Acalamari 09:53, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Synonymordbok listed at Redirects for discussion


I have asked for a discussion to address the redirect Synonymordbok. You might want to participate in the redirect discussion. Gorobay (talk) 15:39, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Request for 'semi-protection status' removal for the page Abuse

I was wondering if you could un-protect the page, if only temporarily.

I haven't seen much vandalism at all recently, but I have seen at least 3 unregistered users wish to contribute since you placed the ban back in April. The article really needs all the help it can get (right now it has over 100 links to different types of abuse breaking up the page, completely awful to navigate). I think lifting the restriction may allow more team effort on improving the page by IP users.

Any way you could do that, or why this may not be a good idea? meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 16:04, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Colorado Springs et al.

Nimrod Kämer

Hi - thanks for the move, Nimrod is a constant "laugh". Anyway, I think his most common name is without the umlaut as Nimrod Kamer. A few sources use it but most - including the earlier ones from his home country of Israel before he became a prankster - are without the umlaut. So I'm thinking it might be another running prank, in any case a less common variant. I suggest we remove the umlaut entirely, but the name is salted. -- Green Cardamom (talk) 16:04, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Guess I'll need to start a rename request. -- Green Cardamom (talk) 19:05, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Done. -- Green Cardamom (talk) 19:25, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you!

Export hell seidel steiner.png thank you for your tireless (and mostly invisible) work at Wikipedia:Requested moves/Technical requests. MelanieN (talk) 20:44, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

John Antill & assorted associated pages

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks! And yes, please have a 2nd one on me. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 07:12, 24 November 2013 (UTC)


Was there a move discussion with respect to this page? Given the prominence of the philosopher, Immanuel Kant (and the fact that the redirect to that page had existed for nine years, and accumulated over 400 links), I would not exactly consider this a noncontroversial move. Cheers! bd2412 T 14:41, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Small pickle

See User:Sperlonga sculptures. I worked what should be Sperlonga sculptures (now a redirect) up in my sandbox, then botched the move, which it won't let me do anyway, even though it has only ever been a redirect. Cheers, Johnbod (talk) 14:21, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  •  Done. Cheers! bd2412 T 22:10, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

James McGibney

Mark and Anthony. I see both of you recently edited James McGibney. OTRS received a complaint about recent edits; it looks to me like you are monitoring and cleaning it up. I see protection has been added. I didn't read though all of the history, but it looks like you are on top of it. I don't plan to do anything other than add it to my watch list and ensure the subject that it is being watched.--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:15, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Improbable redirects at WP:AN

A discussion concerning the creation of improbable redirects, related to a page or pages you created, has started at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive257#Mass creation of very improbable redirects. Fram (talk) 11:18, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of سكس ليلى علوى

A tag has been placed on سكس ليلى علوى requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section R3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect from an implausible typo or misnomer. Please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

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 "Click here to 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 removed 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. Courcelles 17:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Actually, I didn't delete this as an R3, I did it as a BLP violation, see AN. Courcelles 21:41, 29 November 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for moving Moche culture, and have a great weekend! -Uyvsdi (talk) 21:39, 29 November 2013 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Chinese food

The Humane Society of the United States

Thanks! Michipedian (talk) 05:36, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Bicycle motocross

Re: Consolation

Greetings! Per your comments at Talk:Consolation#Justification for the move, what do you think of this draft? Cheers! bd2412 T 23:30, 5 December 2013 (UTC)


  • I don't understand your comment there dated 16:04, 30 November 2013. I left a question there but I'm not sure you saw it. —rybec 00:39, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "rejected 2" means "I rejected 2 history-merge requests". (In this case, both were rejected as WP:Parallel histories.) Anthony Appleyard (talk) 06:35, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • I understood "rejected 2" but not the "parallel histories" part. Does parallel history mean that two or more articles were developed alongside each other? It looks to me as though text was copy-pasted from one article into three new ones, then the original article was promptly turned into a redirect.
  • My question is at [2]. —rybec 07:27, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • See page WP:Parallel histories. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 13:06, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • You had provided that link before, and I had read the section Wikipedia:Parallel_histories#Parallel_versions, which is what I assumed you were referring me to, before asking. It is about articles with "separate origins and simultaneous separate parallel histories before they were text-merged". I don't see that situation here. Instead, it looks like parts were taken from a single article to create three new articles. By "new" I mean they did not exist before, thus there was no merging. —rybec 18:10, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
  • And after that those three daughter articles were edited in parallel.
  • In general, when an article is split, can the history of the parent article only be added to one of the destination articles? Could some of the edits after the splitting began, such as AvicBot's edit which only pertains to the redirect, be removed with selective deletion? —rybec 20:00, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
  • The history of the parent article can only be added to one of the destination articles, if that. If I delete some edits to make a join fit, that will lose history. The best thing is to put a history note in Talk:2013 global surveillance disclosures describing what happened. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:20, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

All right, thank you for explaining. I'll add {{Copied}} to the talk pages. —rybec 21:57, 10 December 2013 (UTC)


for the histmerge at The People's Voice (internet TV station). I asked a question over at WT:How to fix cut-and-paste moves#Lower history size/article_size_limit? which maybe you can answer. --Lexein (talk) 23:36, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Seljuq Empire

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Hello, Anthony Appleyard. You have new messages at Talk:Seljuq_Empire#Great.3F.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Why was this page moved without discussion? As noted on the talk page there, Great Seljuq Empire is the common form in much academic writing, and a search of Google Books turns up many reliable sources referring to it in this form. Seljuq Turks and Seljuqs are also common, but the empire itself is generally called the Great Seljuq Empire. There is also a related category with that name, and the move creates multiple inconsistencies on the page itself as well as with numerous pages linking to it. At any rate, there should have been some discussion before the move was made. Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 23:25, 12 December 2013 (UTC)


Fram has started another discussion about redirects you've created; you might want to comment there. —rybec 21:59, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Jang Sung-taek

  • This guy is currently top item on the main page In The News. His name is spelled differently across multiple news sources, and your rename left the article at a different name to the news item. Not sure how this is classed as non-controversial? Stephen 01:43, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
  • The move which I made, was requested as uncontroversial by User:Article editor at 22:03, 13 December 2013 (UTC). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:51, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Do you ever question whether claims by User:Article editor that issues are uncontroversial actually are? The user's talk page show other instances where such claims have been rejected, and the user has had no response to my inquiries regarding the GSE. (edit: Indeed, the Jang move discussed here has been overturned because it was contested, and there are similar complaints on the talk page there that the issue was not raised there first. This is incautious editing.) Perhaps some inquiry should be raised before making these moves uncritically. Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 14:07, 14 December 2013 (UTC)


(cur | prev) 22:53, 9 September 2011‎ Anthony Appleyard (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (620 bytes) (0)‎ . . (moved Talk:Kizzy to Talk:Kizzy McHugh: Requested at Wikipedia:Requested moves as uncontroversial ( (undo | thank)

Gigantic mess here. Messy non-admin close splitting the move, implementing the move, dummying up a new move straight back. I have reverted close/new counter move due to Multiple SPAs, and a sock farm SPI at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Boratboy. I'm sure User Red Slash means well but this is now all over the place and needs to cool for a month. As you implemented the non-problematic move to current location any ideas how to clean this RM up? Sorry to leave this on your mat. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:02, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I bluelinked the wrong page above, the mess (the SPI issue and non-admin half-closed RM leaving some discussion out of green box) is now at is at Talk:Kizzy. It may need nothing doing other than correcting the green box? Or may need more. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:21, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

List of misconceptions about illegal drugs" \l "Man slices off his face and feeds it to dogs listed at Redirects for discussion


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect List of misconceptions about illegal drugs" \l "Man slices off his face and feeds it to dogs. Since you had some involvement with the List of misconceptions about illegal drugs" \l "Man slices off his face and feeds it to dogs redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Beeblebrox (talk) 20:13, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Could you take a look at WP:AfC/what's up gurgaon

You are providing lots of CSD R3 candidates

I have never deleted so much crap added by fellow admin, this must be a record run: [3]. I likely omitted many more of those; I will go through your recent contributions with my Fine-tooth Comb of Deletion later on. Cordially, jni (talk) 18:19, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Ohh, forgot to mention that I nominated HAGGER to deletion, although I don't mind if it gets redirected to Hagger. jni (talk) 18:22, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Requesting move for A Town Where You Live


redirects under discussion at RfD

Hi, I've brought up some of your creations for discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2013_December_21#Entertainment_Culture.2C_Hospitality_Recreation.2C_Health_Medical_Pharma.2C_Technology_Internet.2C_Social_Issues.2C_Religion_Belief.2C_Disaster_Accident. —rybec 08:19, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Request to Move Lutheran World Federation (The) to Lutheran World Federation

Patrick Lincoln

Please re-consider doing the history merge of Patrick Lincoln/version 2 into Patrick Lincoln. The only significant "conflicting edit" was done by the AFC Helper Script at 11:51, 4 December 2013‎, under the control of Darylgolden. This edit was made as part of the one-button "clean submission" operation of that script (diff).

Disavian's request (diff) included the text "old page revisions after can be discarded to make a clean history." The last version that was requested to be kept was by Rguindon at 16:42, 5 November 2013. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 02:55, 26 December 2013 (UTC)