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LaFlavour Page Deleted[edit]

Gee, thanks Anthony. Had you read what I posted, you'd have realized I was the ORIGINAL AUTHOR of that material, which I composed from SCRATCH for our "History Page" at laflavour.com. This is Vince Scarpitti, a member of LaFlavour, as well as the administrator of our website. I personally own every single word I posted, including the image I uploaded. I clearly stated that fact at the top of the page I created for us at wikipedia. I registered with my real name. If that's not enough to verify I am who I say I am, feel free to email me via the LaFlavour website- http://www.laflavour.com - where you can click on the "email" icon on our main page and send me a personal message. All the band's email messages come directly to me. In closing, I spent considerable time creating our Wiki entry, editing the bio I originally composed for our official website. Thanks for turning this into a colossal waste of my time. Check before you click, if you know what I mean.

Warm Regards, Vincent Scarpitti www.laflavour.com laflavour@aol.com

Review[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Dead_Awaken. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article or speedy-deleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review. 74.72.119.9 22:50, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: MOOOOOPS' comments on my talk page[edit]

Anthony,

Thank you for your response. My concern (and it is not a great concern, mind you) is that if he intends to file some sort of greivance against me, I'd like to leave the comments as evidence of his hysterics and bad faith. But, they will always be there in the history, even if I delete them. So, delete them I shall. Thanks again, as always, for your great work and assistance. Cheers! ---Charles 17:59, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

New Article[edit]

Thanks for your help! (JosephASpadaro 18:07, 29 April 2007 (UTC))

Hi. I received your comment. Thanks again. My deletion of the comment was intentional and not accidental. I always delete comments, once I have resolved the issue. I like to have a "clear" desk, if you will. Thanks a million! (JosephASpadaro 18:14, 29 April 2007 (UTC))

Personally, I'd leave it CSD if you don't feel confortable deleting it yourself. It gives the editor a bit more time to flesh it out, and it'll eventually come to the attention of another admin who can then see if it's still {{speedy}} worthy.

Not like I feel strongly about most CSD I make-- I'm just trying to look out for the s/n of Wikipedia.  :-) Coren 18:15, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Apostrophe[edit]

Hi there (again)! When I write something, I tend to be a perfectionist. Thus, when I was editing my page, I checked to see that each link does, in fact, link to the correct page. Furthermore, I like to make sure that my links are the exact correct wording of the page being linked -- such that the link does NOT have to be redirected. (I can't stand redirects!) My feeling is ... if you are going to do something, do it right. Well, anyway -- my link to the Tatum O'Neal page came up as a "redirect." The difference was that I entered the apostrophe in her name as a curly apostrophe (on my computer). And Wiki has her page listed ("officially") with a straight apostrophe. Thus, my spelling of Tatum O'Neal with a curly apostrophe was redirected to the page of Tatum O'Neal with a straight apostrophe. I believe that this is what happened. I believe that ALL of the apostrophes that one enters in these Wikipedia edit boxes will come out as straight apostrophes (as well as straight quotation marks). This is to have ONE character, as opposed to two different characters for (say) open quote mark and close quote mark. Or, for that matter, open apostrophe and close apostrophe. The curly ones open and close (tilt left or right) -- while the straight one is used for both purposes. I suspect that Wiki uses the straight ones to avoid minor (yet hard-to-detect errors) in using and misusing curly quotes and apostrophes. Furthermore, I believe that my CURLY apostrophe was simply transferred into the Wiki edit box when I cut and pasted a Microsoft WORD document. Whereas Wiki uses STRAIGHT quotes and apostrophes by default, Microsoft Word uses curly quotes and apostrophes by default. So, that was the issue. Furthermore, I do NOT believe that the use of straight versus curly quotes/apostrophes has anything to do with the keyboard. I believe that, somewhere in the Microsoft WORD program, there is a "preference" selection that the user makes -- so that when you hit the keyboard key (quote or apostrophe), it will BY DEFAULT come out as curly. I believe that, in WORD, the user has the option to change the curly default to straight apostrophes/quotation marks. So, to answer your question, I have a Dell Keyboard ... but I think it is the WORD program at work here and not the keyboard. Sorry for the long-winded explanation. But, I figured that any Wiki user in his right mind who is "fascinated" by such minutiae as the use of curly versus straight apostrophes deserves a thorough reply and explanation!  :) I can understand that as I, too, am a perfectionist with an eye for details just like that! Thanks again for your help. If you have questions, let me know. Thank you. P.S. I do not specifically know HOW to go into WORD and change the preference settings for straight versus curly quotes and apostrophes. But, with all of the help buttons and help indices on Microsoft WORD, I am sure that it would be easy to find. If you want, I can look it up for you -- or, if you find out, please let me know. THANKS! I hope I have answered your question. Although, I suspect that I gave you too much information! (JosephASpadaro 18:32, 29 April 2007 (UTC))

Hi. It got me curious, so I looked this up in the HELP features of WORD. I was able to find curly versus straight quotes (they are called smart quotes) -- but not apostrophes. I am sure that the apostrophe options are there in WORD, somehwere.

Word Home > Writing

How to change curly quotes to straight quotes and vice versa

As you type text, some Microsoft Office programs automatically change straight quotation marks ( ' or " ) to curly quotation marks (also known as "smart quotes" or typographer's quotes). You can turn on or off this feature.

Microsoft Office Word

Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options. Click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options. In the AutoCorrect dialog box, do the following: Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab, and under Replace as you type, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box. Click the AutoFormat tab, and under Replace, select or clear the "Straight quotes" with “smart quotes” check box.


THANKS! (JosephASpadaro 19:07, 29 April 2007 (UTC))


Hi, it's me again. I just found out that turning on/off the straight and the curly quotes in WORD applies to both the double quote marks as well as the single quote marks (i.e., the apostrophe). So, the mystery is solved. Thanks for your help. (JosephASpadaro 20:54, 29 April 2007 (UTC))

RE: Speedy tags[edit]

Sorry, not yet used to Twinkle... will try to use the reasons from the list instead of typing in new ones... ^_^; 夢の騎士Yume no Kishi - Talk 19:19, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Evading block[edit]

User:Referenced whom you blocked for repeatedly removing speedy delete tags, has just changed his user name to User:Coren, and boasts on both pages of having changed it many times before. I was just passing by about something else when I noticed, & thought you might like to know. DGG 19:24, 29 April 2007 (UTC).

What the? I think DGG might have confused the perpetrator with the victim. User:Referenced did use a sock to vandalize both my user and talk pages (which I have duly reported. I'm not sure why he got confused by the contrib history, but given how hapazard User:Referenced's is, I guess that shouldn't be surprising.Coren 21:03, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
for the record, I did type the wrong word, I meant User:DEGRADE, DGG 21:13, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Sysadm -> sysadmin[edit]

I don't think anyone ever confused me with a Wikipedia administrator, but given your misgivings I've changed 'sysadm' to 'sysadmin' (which is, admittedly, more common) and linked to System Administrator to make certain nobody ever does get confused. Coren 21:03, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Hm. Sorry about making those replies minor by accident. Coren 21:04, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

User:Gwernol[edit]

Hey Anthony, if you take a look at the logs for Gwernols Userpage, you'll see you only semi-protected it, may have been a small bug in the system when you protected it, feel free to re-add full protection if you feel it's required. All the best, Ryan Postlethwaite 23:43, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

I just fully protected, then unprotected your userpage and it seamed to work fine. What you can sometimes find, is that although you fully protect a page, it only semi protects it - it's most probably due to the system making a very minor mistake (it's happened to me once). What I always do, is check the page history and make sure the protection I wanted, was the protection that was made. Ryan Postlethwaite 23:52, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

get well card[edit]

My adopter, NDCompuGeek is not doing so well. Can you sign his get well soon card? Spread the word please. Sincerely, Sir intellegent - smartr tahn eaver!!!! 02:48, 30 April 2007 (UTC)


Meister Bock Deletion[edit]

You deleted the Meister Bock page, citing that it was an advertisment. It was not intended as such, so I shall recreate it soon, unless you can give me further explanation. - - Curious GregorTALK 10:54, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

HD325[edit]

Hi, seems the user re created the content you deleted. I moved it again to his user space. Can you delete it if you're around? Talk about a bad start for a RfA... :) -- lucasbfr talk 21:24, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Woohoo!![edit]

Beer can.jpg The Tireless Administrator's award
... for being a total CSD-warrior and tirelessly helping to clear that backlog-from-hell. Awesome work :) - Alison

Bio Deleted[edit]

Tony,

It appears that you deleted my bio from Wikipedia. I think it meets the notability criteria:

“Generally, a topic is notable if it has been the subject of coverage that is independent of the subject, reliable, and attributable.”

Below is a smattering of independent, reliable and attributable references for many of the key facts in the article. There are a lot more, some not online, but in print. Still, this seems sufficient.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Barnaby Dorfman

Peerflix, etc.

Police Beat Producer

A9/Yellow Pages

IMDb

Putney School Trustee

ps. I was planning on adding:

Patents

Bdorfman 22:58, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Title[edit]

Wow, that was fast, thanks!

This was the article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnaby_Dorfman

Bdorfman 23:06, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Much appreciated!

Bdorfman 23:14, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

indef block needed[edit]

hi Anthony - it looks like you're on now - User: Lawman8 has been confirmed as yet another sockpuppet of User: Dereks1x (I think we know of 9 now) who is under a community ban. Can you give Lawman8 an indef block or is there something else I need to do? ThanksTvoz |talk 00:52, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks - and sorry for leaving off that pesky colon above...Tvoz |talk 02:22, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Block of Groser[edit]

Hi Anthony, could I just ask you to clarify whether you think my block of this user on the grounds of a 3RR violation is appropriate. I've just recently been granted adminship so want to ensure I'm not making mistakes. Thanks for your help. Adambro 11:04, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Re. RfA[edit]

Hi Anthony, indeed I am an administraotr, my RfA can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Ryanpostlethwaite. The reason that I've got that template on my userpage is because I'm trying to develop Wikipedia:Proposed adminship - simply, candidates put that template on their userpage which automatically adds them to Category:Proposed administrators, anyone can check through this cat, and if anyone has any concerns they simply remove the template from the candidates userpage - if it's not removed in 7 days, the candidate is sysopped. I've got it on my userpage as I'm using it as an example of how it would work, and to show that the cat works. Hope that explains a few things! Ryan Postlethwaite 12:25, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Need Help![edit]

Hey, Tony! Remember me? I moved my userpage on to the mainpage (I didn't know you couldn't. Sorry) and User:EdGl moved it back. When he moved it back, he forgot my talk page. I talked to him and he said to get an admin to move it back. Thanks, Indie -0 14:35, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Farafina[edit]

You made a mistake. Farafina is the most notable music group from the nation of Burkina Faso, with numerous international releases, international tours, and collaborations with internationally regarded musicians. Please restore it immediately (you only gave me 25 seconds); as I was actively editing it. If you'd like, feel free to check my edit history to verify that I am a longtime, productive contributor, and I do not add frivolous pages to Wikipedia. I do expect a response, and for the page to be restored--within 5 minutes. My time is being wasted. Thanks. Badagnani 23:55, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

"within 5 minutes" or what? [[1]] & [[2]] please be civil --Xiahou 23:58, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

How nice of you to get back to me. Again, I was actively adding information about the group's many international releases and tours when you deleted the article entirely. Your first message stated "non-notable group." You were clearly quite wrong about that, so now you state that the article did not state that the group is notable. That is because you gave me only 25 seconds to do that, and I was in the process of adding that information. So, as you did not address this, do you wish that Wikipedia not have an article on this group, the most notable music group in the nation of Burkina Faso and one of the most prominent and internationally regarded of all music groups from the continent of Africa? Such a view, from someone of your clear intelligence, would seem most unusual, and I hope this would not show that you enjoy exerting your admin powers more than allowing other editors to enrich our encyclopedia on subjects in their expertise (even African ones). Thanks again for your response, because this business really is taking a lot of my time unnecessarily. Badagnani 00:26, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

List of ethnic slurs deletion[edit]

Of course the list contained only racist jargon. That was the point. If you feel the need to delete an article because it contains hateful ideas or speech, I'm sure that there are many other articles that fit the bill that would be even more ridiculous to delete. The list was interesting and contained historical and cultural context for most entries. It was a gem of cultural insight. I think that its deletion is akin to saying that it is possible not to be racist. It's not. When we acknowledge what racist tendencies we have, then we are able to move past them. The article is especially relevant at the moment with the debate going on concerning a certain term used pejoratively to describe illegal mexican immigrants. I believe that your decision to delete the article was wrong. While I am totally on-board with the idea that articles on Wikipedia should be held to a minimum standard, I also firmly believe that setting the standard too high is dangerous for the community. Besides, the article "What Wikipedia is Not" section 1.10 states that Wikipedia is not censored, and may contain content that is offensive to some readers. If Wikipedia is not censored, then why have you deleted this article? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.171.71.96 (talkcontribs) 00:44, 2 May 2007 (UTC).

This deletion is quite troubling, Anthony. Surely, you must realize that we don't remove content because it might offend people.
Furthermore, this page has survived four deletion debates, three of which were closed with a result of "keep":
Per the deletion policy, I've undone your obvious out-of-process deletion. I've also initiated a thread at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents to facilitate review of your actions and mine. —David Levy 03:55, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments. I will accept that I am still on a learning curve, and will not in any way argue with you. It is, of course, fair to say that the very fact that the article has been through four deletion debates, which is an unusually high number, indicates that views on the topic are mixed. But I take your point.--Anthony.bradbury 14:20, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, Anthony.
The number of deletion nominations certainly reflects the subject's controversial nature, but keep in mind that three of the four debates ended with consensus to keep the article (and the one failure to reach consensus was due to correctable problems that subsequently were addressed, thereby enabling the following debate to reach another "keep" consensus).
Incidentally, of course I know that wiki is not censored and that we do not remove content because it might offend people; I have over the last year or so reverted a number of edits made by other people on this irrelevant basis. It was a judgerment call; if it was wrong, I accept this.--Anthony.bradbury 14:55, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Out of curiosity (and in the hope of providing constructive criticism), could you please elaborate on your speedy deletion rationale? Your summary was a bit vague (especially considering the fact that it described the subject's nature). —David Levy 15:06, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
I am happy to receive constructive criticism, and recognise that I have a lot of education still to undergo. The rationale for my deletion (which I am not attempting further to defend) was that it seemed to me that the article was racially offensive in nature, without enhancing the content of the encyclopedia. I recognise that this is not a view which you, or most of the community who have expressed opinions, share, and I am not in any way arguing the point; just answering your question as to how it seemed to me at the time. I would like to point out that it was not an emotional judgement, but was considered; you may say ill-considered.--Anthony.bradbury 16:14, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for responding and for being so receptive. Your error in judgement was not in deciding that the article was unencyclopedic (which is a reasonable opinion, regardless of whether it's held by a majority). It was in acting on this determination by speedily deleting the article (instead of following the standard deletion process).
This is the sort of decision that shouldn't be made unilaterally by users not named Jimbo. As such, it can only be reached via a community discussion leading to consensus.
With occasional common-sense exceptions, the speedy deletion criteria should be applied. One needn't always follow them to the letter, but the spirit should be observed. When in doubt, don't delete. —David Levy 16:47, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Awards[edit]

I didn't really expect this, but somebody just gave me an award for, apparently, reverting vandalism. How can I deal with it?Kfc1864 04:04, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Salting[edit]

I notice you created Chinaman cheese with {{deleted page}} and protected it. If you would rather leave the page deleted and protect against creation, list them at Wikipedia:Protected titles/May 2007/List. WjBscribe 06:15, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

It would get dull if everyone did :-). The Protected titles list is farily new- it only became possible once the Devs enabled Cascading protection... WjBscribe 22:59, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Editing vs. Vandalism[edit]

Dr. Bradbury,

I am calling upon you in your administrator role to mediate an issue regarding the article on "France Winddance Twine". It seems that someone has again removed the detail which you assisted me in reverting just last year.

I would ask that you read the note I wrote in the "talk" section on Dr. Twine. In it I ask about how we decide what subjects merit more detail. Wikipedia lists, among other things, many video games and characters therein, many athletes of varying levels of notability and even pages dedicated to individual Bob Dylan songs. Why then is there such concern about listing lectures and publications.

I have had comments from friends on several of my articles to the effect that they have appreciated the details when they are made available. Listing all compositions by a given composer for example.

And when I use this or any encyclopedic reference I am looking for details, not just highlights.

Please comment when you can and consider reverting the massive changes that have again been made to this article.

ThanksCanticle 07:34, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

محمد جعفر محمد عبدالرحيم آل نمر[edit]

You recently deleted this page محمد جعفر محمد عبدالرحيم آل نمر just a few hours after it was listed on Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English. Normally, these pages are reviewed by at least one person who can read the language or otherwise determine the content. I would like to see whether there was any salvageable information in this page before it was deleted - or maybe you can explain why you acted so quickly on it or what you thought it contained? Thanks. Cbdorsett 12:22, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

You suggested that I translate the page so you can post it. I'd be happy to give it a try, but I can't access the page's history page to see what the text once was. If you can find the text, please paste it on my talk page and I will deal with it from there. Thanks. Cbdorsett 05:53, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
I've sent the user a message. I'll let you know what happens. Cbdorsett 12:59, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
I just got a reply. I read the deleted text and agree completely that it should be deleted. See my comments to TerriersFan. Thanks for your help. Cbdorsett 16:17, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Heh[edit]

Very funny :-) - Alison 00:48, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

So this isn't normal then!? Well I'll be damned.......! Ryan Postlethwaite 00:51, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Are you both leaning over my shoulder?--Anthony.bradbury 00:53, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi, there! I don't mean to intrude, but when you say, "Are you both leaning over my shoulder," are you really saying, "Are you humping me?" If so, that statement might be either quite disturbing or possibly referring to sexual innuendo... If not, then just ignore this message and call me crazy.--Ed ¿Cómo estás? 01:07, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry, it's not a problem. =) Ed ¿Cómo estás? 01:15, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Ok - so you're crazy :) - Alison 01:20, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
(edit conflict with Alison)While it is possible that this user might actually need help, I would like to remind you that some people tend to disrupt Wikipedia by making false statements that do not form an image about them at all. When I was at my early days here in WP, I would go on my school IP and make weird messages on various articles. The thing is, I'm definitely not a weird person. Just remember that one's writing doesn't always form a clear image about himself or herself. However, I do realize that you're a physician, so I might be wrong on my part here.--Ed ¿Cómo estás? 01:23, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
I think the case above speaks volumes about the thought processes of that particular vandal. That kind of weirdness has to come out of somewhere and there has to be a deep-seated something which needs to express itself in such a manner - Alison 01:28, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes--Anthony.bradbury 01:41, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Rick Edwards[edit]

Sigmund Wilhelm List[edit]

Hi,

I have question since you created the article for Sigmund Wilhelm List and since another article for Wilhelm List already existed. Could it be that both articles refer to the same person? MisterBee1966 06:41, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for responding so quickly. I would suggest merging the relevant content of your article into the other article since Wilhelm List has seen more editing and then delete the superfluous content of Sigmund Wilhelm List and just have a redirect statement in this article referring to Wilhelm List. MisterBee1966 19:26, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Yi-Lai Berhad[edit]

Hi. I didn't blank the page because it was speedy deletable - I blanked it as it was a copyvio, and I think at least we used to blank them (or was it just me?). Will (is it can be time for messages now plz?) 11:22, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

I think it's because I'm still a bit behind the times :) (oh, and I don't think you're criticising me - I only used to blank copyvio speedies, no other speedies) Will (is it can be time for messages now plz?) 11:27, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Forty-eight :) What I mean is, I'm still rather attached to old policy. Will (is it can be time for messages now plz?) 11:38, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Yi-Lai Berhad[edit]

FYI, the author has created this page again after your CSD deletion ... may need to WP:SALT. —72.75.73.158 11:50, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Nick Gulas[edit]

Please undelete this page, and ideally restore to this version. If you check the recent history of the page you'll see the information has been systematically stripped from the article, probably by sockpuppets of banned editor JB196 who has a long term abuse report. The editor who placed the speedy deletion tag on the article also made this edit to my talk page, which would be a strange course of action for a new editor. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 22:23, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

No need to apologise, looking at the article it was a clear speedy. When dealing with wrestling related articles (JB196's targets) you're always better off checking the history to make sure nothing untoward has gone on prior to tagging, as he's a persistent vandal with over 200 tagged sockpuppets to date. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 22:30, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
It's ok, I asked JzG myself. I know that some admins would be wary of blocking an account based on a couple of edits, and JzG is more than aware of JB196's history so he'd have no qualms about doing it. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 23:14, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
To be honest I'd have thought you'd be better off quickly checking the history of every article prior to deleting it, I'm sure there are other vandals that operate that way on other topics. Thanks for the help. One Night In Hackney303 23:22, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

May 2007 edition of the WikiProject Germany newsletter[edit]

This newsletter was delivered by Kusma using AWB to all members of WikiProject Germany. If you do not want to receive this newsletter in the future, please leave a note at the talk page of the Outreach department so we can come up with a better spamlist solution. Thank you, Kusma 11:46, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

User:Jhfireboy/Admin Opposer Thanks

Safe Oral Sex Technique[edit]

Hi, I gave {db-reason|Wikipedia is not a How-to guide}} as a criterion for speedy deletion. Is this ok in a case such as this? The reason I cited is apparently inappropriate according to [[WP:CSD#Non-criteria|]]. I am asking you because you deleted the page and apparently had no problem with my reason. Thanks. :) - TwoOars (T | C) 15:39, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

محمد جعفر محمد عبدالرحيم آل نمر[edit]

Hi, I have seen the discussion at User talk:Cbdorsett. I appreciate your view not to wheel-war since that is my approach also. If you check the deletion log here you will see that once I had seen your decision to restore, I immediately restored it to support your decision. Further, I added a hangon to delay any immediate deletions. After a few hours the article was deleted by another admin. To move things on, I have userfied the text to Cbdorsett to enable him to assess it. TerriersFan 16:18, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

alex anatole speedy delete[edit]

Thanks for the reminder. I just had a hard time deciding which tag to put, as it is both non-notable and spam. VanTucky 19:01, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh no, no apology necessary! You didn't exactly break Wikiquette. VanTucky 19:13, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
You're probably off doing more secret important sysop duties :) but I could really use an admin's judgement on the speedy deletion debate at Alex Anatole. Thank you VanTucky 21:00, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
It may not support it, but it certainly claims a degree of notability, so it's not an obvious speedy. Take it to AFD? Shimgray | talk | 21:12, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
I seem to be completely incapable of correctly adding the debate to the AFD log after creating Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Alex Anatole. eeek! Help! VanTucky 21:46, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Don't be fooled - these were CSD-I2 images. In other words, they were already correctly uploaded to Commons. Even if I or the tagging editor had made an error, it would be both easily undoable and non-detrimental to the readers. These were done 8 at a time using Firefox and tabbed browsing - open 8 images, check that Commons is saying they have them, delete them, check that the original image reappears when the deletion is over. Takes less than a minute per 8 and requires little brain power (I was listening to the results of the French presidential election at the same time in order to avoid slipping into a coma).

CSD-I2 images are rare, but when they happen they happen en masse. I usually clear the CSD-I3 category. Those are done 4 at a time, require the image removing from the article about half the time and generate lots of talk page whining. Four I3 images take about 5 minutes, unless I'm lucky! ⋐⋑ REDVEЯS 19:49, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Stands back in amazement. --Anthony.bradbury 19:51, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Alex David Slivinski deleted[edit]

If wikipedia is an encyclopedia, I don't see how a brief biography is out of question. There were no untruths in the article, what does it hurt? Don't you think just leaving a harmless article up instead of constantly redeleting it is easier and better for the whole wikipedia community? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AlexSlivi (talkcontribs) 20:12, 6 May 2007 (UTC).

okay[edit]

people don't use wikipedia the same way they use encyclopedia britannica so your response is invalid. for most school papers wikipedia is not allowed as a source due to the fact that it is often unreliable, and certainly not as accurate as a real encyclopedia. there is also unlimited cyberspace, whereas in an encyclopedia space for personal articles of people who are "unsignificant" is limited. it's only one article and its not offensive or anything, it hurts nothing to let it be recreated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AlexSlivi (talkcontribs)

i'll just recreate my entry when i'm notable... haha... peace tony! AlexSlivi 20:55, 6 May 2007 (UTC)AlexSlivi

Undeletion[edit]

I reversed your deletion of Catherine de Castelbajac. While it might have been understandable to delete a one-sentence article about a person, when the article has a reasonably substantial history, that should be a signal to you that there's more to the situation than it appears. --Michael Snow 02:09, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

I quite understand things like this sometimes get missed in the shuffle, it's not a big problem. I just wanted to make sure you were informed so that I wasn't overturning your decision without providing an opportunity for discussion. --Michael Snow 16:39, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

DIVK[edit]

Shouldn't this article (looks like italian) be in the italian wikipedia? I added the no-sense tag as i read it very quickly but the foreign tag looks like a better move! Regards Dep. Garcia ( Talk + | Help Desk | Complaints ) 11:14, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


Got it, I now know for the future! :-) Dep. Garcia ( Talk + | Help Desk | Complaints ) 11:51, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

CSD[edit]

It's like King Canute, trying to stem the never-ending flood of noobs/vandalism/drivel. I haven't even actually looked at CSD, I just patrol new pages, so many pages are deleted before they are even tagged. Still, its nice to get a message that doesn't begin "why did you delete my page, you *******".

All the best, Jimfbleak. Talk to me.16:06, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Why was the article on "Abita Brewing Company" deleted.[edit]

Several hours ago, I edited the article on "Abita Brewing Company" (I AM NOT THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR!!)

The reason I edited it was that the list of "Active Beers" was filled with all kinds of garbage: one-off specialty brews that the brewery did years ago that were by no means "active beers".

I trimmed the list down to the real active beers (actualy made it MUCH MUCH SHORTER!).

I come back a few hours later to re-read my edits and THE WHOLE ARTICLE IS GONE!!

That article had been on Wikipedia for years. This was the first time I'd edited it (but the error was getting to me).

It strongly resembles any number of articles in the catigory:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Microbreweries

Also, the brewery it described was older and larger than about half those in the above category, so if it doesn't meet the "noteworthyness" criteria, neither do half those in the above category.

Also, the article simply stated where, when, and what, without any "advertizing".

It was deleted without any "speedy deletion" warning.

Was this an error?

What happened?

(I also have no affiliation with Abita Brewing Company, other than living about a half mile from it.  ;) )

Thanks for your attention.

Fish Man 20:48, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Placed note in WP:DRV

Fish Man 21:12, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Vandal on your User page[edit]

Hi there, there was a vandal blanking your page but I got the problem fix . Arnon Chaffin 22:16, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


No problem but I will help watch your page. Arnon Chaffin 22:21, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

ouch, vandals must hate you :-) Arnon Chaffin 22:31, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

7,000 edits.[edit]

I noticed you change your userbox yesterday when I found out about the merging of all edit count templates. I meant to congratulate you then, but I never got round to, sadly. So here are the congratulations now! :) Acalamari 19:21, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Prof Twine[edit]

Doctor Bradbury,

You have no idea what a comfort it is to have received your note. I was becoming quite upset by the tone of the admin who had been involved in the changes in the article. I took the wiki advice and relied on my gentle nature by taking a time out. So the appearance of your message is a very pleasant surprise which bolsters my faith in the sometimes chaotic world of wikpedia. I will go ahead and include a list of the publications I believe to be most significant. However, not being a sociologist, I do worry about making the best choices. I am attempting to solicit CV's from other academics in an attempt to make the most relevant information available. Thus far I have only received one from Prof Twine but I am confident that more will be made available for my/wikipedia use. So thank you most sincerely for your ongoing efforts. You appear to possess the qualities of sensitivity, insight, intelligence, logic and humanism, qualities I greatly value in physicians but encounter all too infrequently. Cheers, AllanCanticle 19:50, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Bojidara Kouzmanova[edit]

Well that's pretty clear. I'd like to think that it was added in response to my tag, as it wasn't there a year ago (http://web.archive.org/web/20060523191238/http://www.geocities.com/bojidarak/), but it's equally likely I just missed it. That user had contributed several articles copied from other websites. Sorry if I was careless and thanks for catching it. --Butseriouslyfolks 23:02, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

My friend, I was not criticising. This is why the deletion process normally involves two people.--Anthony.bradbury 23:04, 8 May 2007 (UTC)


Query[edit]

How do you review disputes? I want to know how to neutralize disputes.Kfc1864 03:55, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

How do you make Archives?Kfc1864 11:55, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
On a level, I think Darnity and Teddyxluv have some kind of Communication together (proven by this). c'mon, we've fished a good one.Kfc1864Cuba Libre! 04:54, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikiproject[edit]

I've joined one- the military history one. Kfc1864 03:59, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Arthur Hill Gilbert[edit]

Bill Keane responds: Hi Tony, thanks for the feedback earlier, Yes, I'm a little rusty in starting new articles, but I've been working today on this one about Gilbert, who by the way served in WWI. My late grandmother had one of his paintings in her living room when I was growing up, so I've always known about this artist...Since, I was surprised that Wikipedia had no mention of him, I finally decided to create his entry. I hope you like it--please feel free to leave me more feedback and suggestions for this page and for my personal crusade of the page, "Richard Cromwell (actor)" (real name Roy Radebaugh--he was my mother's cousin). Please leave your comments here or at my user "talk:keane4" location. Thanks a million. Sincerely, Bill Keane, in the suburbs northwest of Los Angeles, CA. aka Keane4 P.S. your User page is very interesting--Note: I am a Catholic Convert as of three years ago--my wife's influence over the last 15 years was a good thing!--keane4 00:39, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Grimmjow db-move[edit]

Hi. You deleted Grimmjow Jeagerjaques in order to move it but did not delete the talk page. Could you please do that so we can complete the move? Thanks. Gdo01 23:00, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Not sure you've gone to bed AB (no edits in half an hour), so I've deleted the talk page - proceed with will :-) Ryan Postlethwaite 23:03, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


User:Steady 0CD[edit]

This account should be indef blocked as a SummerThunder sock. See Wikipedia:Long term abuse/SummerThunder. His block is currently set to six months. --Dynaflow babble 22:24, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

My worry is that he'll have access to a non-new account come November, which will be able to vandalize semi-protected pages until someone gets around to stopping it. It's best to break the wine bottle now, before it gets a chance to age. --Dynaflow babble 22:34, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

User:Beotch[edit]

It's an obscene expression here in the States--short form of "bitch." Blueboy96 22:51, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I've actually been somewhat of an IP Wikignome here for quite a while; it 's just that I finally got around to taking the plunge and getting a username and such a couple months back. I would be honored to be considered for adminship, but, as my contributions would be of the famine-and-flood variety in a mirror image to my other (i.e., paid) projects, I probably wouldn't be a constant presence here.

Is it "socially acceptable" for an admin to come in on a one-month-on, one-month-off pattern of participation? I've noticed some concern over absentee administrators and vulnerable, mothballed sysop accounts in the discussion on ANI and elsewhere, and I share those concerns myself. Let me know, and if it's acceptable, I'll give it some thought. Again, thanks. I'm quite flattered. --Dynaflow babble 23:00, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

It might as well be kept open; no need for e-mail. Let me think on this for a day or two. Tell me what I'd need to do, though, so I can have my ducks in a row, so to speak. This (User:71.193.218.54) is the last IP I address I was editing from before I took on a username. Finding the random copy-editing I was doing from my dorm computer before that will be rather difficult, if not nigh-unto-impossible. I can't remember where those edits would be, let alone what exact timeframe in which I should look for them. --Dynaflow babble 23:22, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

I've thought it over (the thinking went quicker than I had expected), and after trying to deal with several SummerThunder attacks in the last day or two and trying to mediate in mediate these two fracases Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Alleged cyberstalking at Suzanne Shell
Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#User:Johntex
without administrative tools, I've decided that I might as well "take up the mop," as is apparently the popular self-depracating saying on RfA. It might be more accurately called "taking up the squeegie and the spiked bat," but, whatever you choose to term it, I might as well put myself up for the job. --Dynaflow babble 01:16, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

User talk:The Evil Spartan[edit]

Hi. You speedily deleted this talk page as G8 - the talk page of a deleted article. Someone then welcomed the user, who has asked for that to be deleted as well, with the reasoning "I had a talk page, it was previously deleted" or something similar. I'm a little perplexed by your original deletion, as this is a usertalk page and thus doesn't fall under G8. Also, as far as I understand, usertalk pages aren't really supposed to be deleted? Natalie 20:05, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't get your messages - I logged off and went to the pub shortly after your first reply. Give me a minute to read your replies and I'll get back to you. Natalie 15:22, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
OK. I came across the talk page during speedy deleting; as far as I know the user wanted it deleted. I was a little perplexed by the reason they had given for speedy deletion (that they had previously had a talk page that was now deleted), so I checked the deletion log. Your deletion was obviously logged, and I was interested by the edit summary, as you gave G8 as a reason. I was confused because, AFAIK, G8 doesn't apply to article pages. I saw that the user had in fact requested his/her own talk page deleted, so it was clear that the user didn't want their talk page. However, I think user talk pages are supposed to be left alone, even if a user leaves. I could be wrong about this, but my understanding is that replacing the page with a "retired" banner or some such thing is fine, but that the history should be left. I think Metros recreated the page, but I'm not sure why. So I guess everything is fine. Natalie 15:26, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Side comment by an uninvolved person: user talk pages do not qualify for WP:CSD#G8, nor are they listed under WP:CSD#User pages. Wikipedia:User page#How do I delete my user and user talk pages? doesn't normally allow for user talk page deletion without good reason. So having a user talk page without an associated user page is fine. Phony Saint 23:59, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Editor review[edit]

While I appreciate that no-one has been here very long, you have been here a year longer than I have. You will, I am certain, recall our recent interaction in which I asked you to review my admin activities. I was not bullshitting, I really meant it, and I hope that you will be able to find time to do so. As I spend several hours each day in WP:CSD and as appropriate in WP:AIV I know that you cannot possibly look at every action. But I would, as I said, appreciate a general overview. I am working hard for the project, and would like to be re-assured that I am doing it right.--Anthony.bradbury 22:09, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Hello again! I've been very busy, but I do intend to fulfill your request when I'm able to set aside the time. In the interim, you might want to seek feedback via Wikipedia:Editor review. —David Levy 22:18, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Please do not misunderstand: I am not paranoid about mythical shortcomings that I mught have engendered; I was merely following up on our previous correspondence.--Anthony.bradbury 22:21, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
I understand that, and I applaud your diligence.  :-) —David Levy 22:24, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Email[edit]

Eveing AB, just to let you know, I've just emailed you. Ryan Postlethwaite 23:28, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

ICEV[edit]

Do you really think ICEV is a neologism ?. Try google and federal pages.

Please infinite block[edit]

Please block Gordo of the Press Club (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) as he has continued to vandalize after many warns and some blocks. He created many nonsense pages. Wikiman53 t a 20:52, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Just a thankyou for the information! Don't worry, the visit I went on was focused on the seriousness of the issue and I appreciate it fully. The pictures I was planning on adding are just a few that show a bit more about Auchwitz, such as the firing wall and the famous 'Halt!' sign.

Your mileage may vary[edit]

Hello. The deletion log indicates you deleted Your mileage may vary and YMMV using G1 criteria. After following a redlink to Your mileage may vary earlier today, I reviewed its AfD and saw it had been deleted in April in favour of the Wiktionary definition. Since the term is quasi-common in the information technology and engineering communities, and as it and its YMMV abbreviation have around 80 pages linking to them, I put {{Widirect}} tags on both pages. Since this template links to the Wiktionary definition and explicitly states "please do not merely create a dictionary definition," I felt that it provided the best of both worlds by not having a useless not-dictionary definition on Wikipedia, yet still providing a wikilink (which would be especially useful to those like me who followed a link there). I specifically selected the widirect template in order to not run afoul of the G4 criteria, so I am quite perplexed that you deleted it as {{db-nonsense}}. Would you reconsider your deletion? Thank you for your time, Kralizec! (talk) 01:29, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Should I interpret your lack of response as an indication that I need to take this to WP:DRV? I do not want to step on your toes, but it has been more than two days, and your contrib history shows you have made more than 50 edits since I made this query on your talk page. --Kralizec! (talk) 11:53, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
No need to apologize, as I fully understand how easy it is to miss messages that arrive in rapid succession. Thanks for your prompt response on this issue, and especially for all your hard work as an admin! --Kralizec! (talk) 03:56, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of liver fluke[edit]

Hi Anthony. I had tagged liver fluke for cleanup a few days ago, and I had thought it looked like a copyvio but I couldn't prove it. That's why I didn't simply revert to a previous, non-copyvio version. I would have if I had known it was going to be out and out deleted. Any chance on a undeletion of an older version? It's an important topic. Thanks. --Joelmills 04:03, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it is a pathetic article now, but better to have a stub than nothing at all. Give me a few days and I'll try to expand it. Thanks for undeleting it. --Joelmills 23:58, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

FWT Article[edit]

As always I appreciate your vigilance. My schedule has not allowed me the time I need to do justice to this article. I will give it appropriate attention soon. Is it permissible to do a revert and then edit or would it be more proper to recreate the list? I am not sure on this one and I am trying to be civil and professional.

Also a question: Is it permissible to cite personal communication as a valid reference? Some of the biographical data which was removed was received in a personal communication from professor Twine. I do not know of any other way to verify the data and I thought it was useful in the context of the article.

Thanks againCanticle 07:10, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Polyglots[edit]

I was over on David Levy's talk page, and I noticed you said: "do we really believe that anyone can have a conversational level of competence in 22 languages?" See List of polyglots for some of the more amazing examples of this. Your point is valid though, as this is extremely rare. Carcharoth 12:51, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Admin stats[edit]

Hi Anthony, I think you are thinking of Special:Log which allows you to view any logs, including those of all admin actions. The admin logs on my user page are simply links to pre-filled versions of this page. Good luck, Gwernol 18:19, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Anti-vandal messages[edit]

Hi. Just to clarify our conversation, as a non-admin, am I allowed to threaten blocking as in Uw-test4? It hasn't come up yet, but I was just wondering. By the way, for a speedy reverting tool, you might want to take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation_popups Davidelit 09:38, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

FWT Article[edit]

Thank you for the advice. I will locate Ms. Twine's CV and get to work on the list as you suggested in a few days.

Block of 209.11.242.250[edit]

Hi, Anthony, I was curious about this block. If I understand correctly, IPs shouldn't be blocked indefinitely unless they're open proxies. Since you didn't mention anything about an open proxy, I was wondering if you had a different reason for indefblocking. Thanks, Heimstern Läufer (talk) 05:43, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

I have to say, I'm a little disapointed that you've only reduced this to 6 months, the IP's not a school, it's only got 14 edits in total, it's only had 2 previous blocks, the longest being 48 hours - it seems far more appropriate that the IP should be blocked for a week this time, if it vandalises again, then it can be increased to a month, then 3 months then 6 months, I really think that this block as it currently stands is premature. Ryan Postlethwaite 12:17, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

User:Alembic922[edit]

Hi there; you have given this user an indefblock as vandalism only. You have been both an editor and an admin for longer than I have, so I would not attempt to argue with you; but given that Wikipedia is not censored, I am am not certain that I can see the vandalism. The user is asking for unblock which, of course, I have not done. But I would be most grateful for an elaboration of your reasons.--Anthony.bradbury 09:55, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi Anthony. It has nothing to do w/ censorship or otherwise i'd be blocking everyone editing nudity-related subjects. We've been having a lot of disruption cases (see Woman's talk page history where pubic hair is not the subject of the article) and image-related problems lately (please have a look at the actual and related AN/I threads). We can't tolerate that. There has to be a limit by applying WP:IAR especially in smelly sockpuppetry and WP:POINT cases. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 16:28, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
He sent me an email early today and it was me who told them to request a formal unblock. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 16:32, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
No argument. I asked for educational, rather than confrontational reasons. The editor did not appear, to me, to be a vandalism-only editor, which the block log gave as the reason applied to his block.

Free[edit]

Tony, I think I'm now old enough to become independent. I'm grateful. Thank you very much! c'mon, we've fished a good one.Kfc1864Cuba Libre! 11:33, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

message[edit]

Please check your the e-mail where your wikipedia mail is sent. I'm not completely sure what this is about.Uetz 15:36, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

User:65.188.215.249[edit]

Hey; looks like I've learned my lesson - I was just about to block 65.188.215.249 for 31 hours, but you beat me to it :P see you around!

Kind regards,
Anthøny 20:11, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

71.114.101.138[edit]

Well done blocking User:71.114.101.138. Just to tell you that I am User:Han Amos and I recently got renamed to User:NHRHS2010. NHRHS2010 Talk 21:41, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

messages[edit]

It's an automated process performed by WP:NPW --Fredrick day 23:10, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Well there is a problem then - there are 100s of people using it - I'd raise your concern with the project team. --Fredrick day 23:16, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Hi. Could you do something about Oldhamjonnyp please... Davidelit 11:22, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

  • ...and given the comment on one of the edits, Jonny89 might know more... Davidelit 12:04, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Speedies re: Children of God[edit]

Hey, I noticed that you did something to one of the articles I speedied, I believe you called it a prod. Is that something only administrators can do? I ask because I speedied four more and I'd like you to have a look at them if you have time:

Everything except the biographical articles, basically. Category:Children of God

It looks like they just copied and pasted stuff from their own wiki and put it here. Would you have a look?

(The leader of this group was a known pedophile who raped his daughters and granddaughters. He advocated fellatio on toddlers. I think there's really just too much weight put on this fringe group). Joie de Vivre 19:27, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. What I meant is that having two different articles about their bizarre sexual practices gives an air of legitimacy to them, and that the History articles make it look as though there's this majestic legacy. I don't see why the movement needs more than one article. Joie de Vivre 23:36, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Blocked![edit]

It says i have been banned. i havn't done anything wrong! Check my contributions! All i've done is tried to stop User:Captain-poison from vandelising so i decide to get rid of his offencive edits. I havn't done anything! Why have i been banned. Also it says Fletch has been banned aswell, all his edits are to do with his user page. The god of the dead

Nobility[edit]

Ok, you told me to ask myself would I be in an Encyclopedia, well I've Served in the Marine Corp for the last 4 years. Been to Iraq, Thailand, Japan, Germany, Philipines, Kuwait and Qatar. I've fought in OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) 2 and 3. I've also crossed two oceans Pacific (air, and ship) and Atlantic (air) while on active duty. I actually have a great story to tell. All can be proven and is documented. Is that Encyclopedia material?

Wannsee Conference[edit]

Could you check in on the Wannsee Conference page please? Normalphil 02:46, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

User talk:Harald "Seewolf" Krichel wixt beim Scheissen![edit]

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unprotecting Auschwitz[edit]

G'day Anthony, thanks for your message. I usually don't object reversal of my admin actions, but I appreciate it when people drop me a line to explain why, as you did. I accept your decision to re-protect Auschwitz concentration camp, for what it's worth.

I am familiar with the argument that some articles should be permanently semi-protected, seen at work most successfully in the case of George W. Bush. I was not, however, aware that Auschwitz concentration camp was one of those articles, because it's not a famous example (like Dubya), nor does it have a note in the protection log saying it had deliberately been left protected (like several that I passed over the other night). There are a heck of a lot of articles that people protect and then leave, forgetting to unprotect (though fewer now that we can set time limits on protection).

What I'm trying to say is that, firstly, if an article is meant to be protected or semi-protected long-term, a hint in the protection log goes a long way to keeping noses like mine out of it. Secondly, if you ever have a few minutes to spare and feel like removing protection from an article that was protected a long time ago and no longer needs it, that would be a Good Thing ;-). Cheers, fuddlemark (befuddle me!) 10:41, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

G'day Anthony, thanks for your replies. Although, like I said, I appreciate a message and explanation on my talkpage, you don't ever have to worry about stepping on my toes. Happy editing! fuddlemark (befuddle me!) 04:20, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Re:RfA[edit]

Thanks so much for your support! Yeah, I've only truly been denied simply for time spent under a username, so it seems that I would surely pass right through in another few months. I really hope that it goes through, since I will have an extreme amount of free time during the summer. Anyways, happy Wikying! hmwithtalk 22:35, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Hmwith[edit]

I indented your struck neutral comment, as it was showing up as a double vote. —AldeBaer 23:38, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Your help is needed in the GameTZ AfD ... yet again[edit]

Third nom. I'm afraid this is a case of article ownership gone out of control. —  ROGUE  p Flag of Iceland.svg 03:40, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Yep[edit]

I forgot. :) Thanks for taking care of that. :) --WoohookittyWoohoo! 11:35, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Alexandra Julianna[edit]

Well, I thought it was written as a memorial; rather, it seems to be about some historical persona, so I thought I should leave some tme to the creator to expand te article and provide references. - Mike Rosoft 21:31, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

FWT Article[edit]

Thank you as always for your vigilance and support. I admit I was a bit perturbed by the massive cuts and I still disagree about articles providing minimal or less than complete (when available) information. But I do not wish to engage in noxious behavior which will solve nothing. I do think there may be opportunities to discuss the expansion of data to include more information and hopefully we can achieve that some day.

Your earlier block[edit]

You may wish to do something about the follwing - User talk:Crcar2. diffCheers, Mattinbgn/ talk 03:25, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Let me save you the trouble, Anthony. Block extended to 72 hours for personal attacks - Alison 04:41, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Talk:List of titles with "Darker" in them[edit]

Why did you delete this page? The AfD notice is valid. ∞ΣɛÞ² (τ|c) 06:48, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Blocked User[edit]

If I understand the tags correctly, you blocked User:86.146.242.233 for, amongst other things, vandalism to articles. You may not also be aware of what he did to the home page of User:Mschel.

I think he is now back, using the name Evianmineralwater, again making POV comments and edits on the BNP page and talk page, and also making the same edits he had previously made on Radical right-wing populism. His account has only been active today, since 86.146.242.233 was banned. Can you investigate? Emeraude 17:29, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your efforts, though I fear he will be back (especially since he appears to be banned solely because of his choice of a commercial user name.). Emeraude 21:08, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

In fact, he's back already and gloating. Changed name to User:Mineralwaterisgreat. He has now grossly exceeded the three-revert rule and will no doubt continue. Emeraude 21:31, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

I've now replied to the question you raised in my RfA. Best wishes/ Pax:Vobiscum 08:00, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to reconsider. At least now I know that it is a bad idea to write important stuff late at night. :) Pax:Vobiscum 12:39, 3 June 2007 (UTC)


Regarding Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Taylorluker/sandbox[edit]

Why did you remove the tag? It is pretty obvious to me the editor did not intend to start the MFD debate. Navou 19:43, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

An editor can do what he likes in the sandbox. That is what it is for.--Anthony.bradbury 19:45, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Notice that the page was moved to the sandbox with a MFD tag attached. There was no MFD yet the MFD page waqs started, I do not believe the editor intended to mfd the page after investigating the mfd. Navou 19:46, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Check out the note I left on the talk page, I did not intend to bite, if it came across as biting him, I'll apologize. I'm only trying to remove an orphan MFD page, where I do not believe the editor intended to MFD. Best regards, Navou 19:57, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

WP:CSD[edit]

about the block of Sinepgib[edit]

why is this user blocked because of the username? I see nothing innapropriet with it and it should not have been blocked. --Salnjm 20:23, 3 June 2007 (UTC)


Well even if, that still does not make it innapropriet. You cannot just bend the rules that much. I mean some people have the name Dick and they don't have to be blocked so if this person has a name or something that might cowincidentally read that backwards, they should not be blocked. I think you are going out of control on the username policy. --Salnjm 20:29, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

um...I think you just did accuse me of being them and I am very confizzled by which editors you are talking about. Theres me, which ofcourse is me, then theres some others and yes I did use the IP adress stated in the autoblock decline but I am not Mrleftyisacunt. And I am not Sinepgib. And I took that matter up with admin for them to decide thankyou. --Salnjm 20:49, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Why woudl this be sockpuppetry. I am just concerned about the block of a username, this has nothing to do with sockpuppetry. Go by the book, not by speculation and yes this is ending here.--Salnjm 20:59, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Congradulations. You are a nonsensicle nazi and deserve to be removed. I mean, isnt that what you do, remove stuff you "feel" is nonsensicle, not really caring if you cant grasp or understand the significance of what you consider nonsensicle. Famous commedian starts a craze, a direct action from an indirect one, a cause and effect. Now his wikipedia page would link to the topic he himself started. A search through google for example would show its popularity, the desire people want to know what the hell dane cook was talking about. AND you call it nonsensicle? If I were God I would delete you for not bothering to LOOK it up. Of course, thats the problems with humans, they act on feeling not logic. My feeling tell me you should go to hell, my logic says your doing your job. Logic also tells me your doing a shitty ass job. Think on it. Feel humbled.

The Would Be Emperors Page Being |Removed[edit]

I thought the reason was that I didn't link to any other page. I had linked to The Twang page as our drummer is their old drummer. Thus, i'm a little confused as to why the page was removed. Thank you for the reply Efe Enobakhare I'm game, Tony! ;) Phaedriel - 19:53, 3 June 2007 (UTC)


I deleted the page The Would Be Emperors again because I didn't see anything in the article that asserted notability under WP:MUSIC. The band has two self-released EPs and there are no indep. sources. If I'm missing something, let me know. Thanks, NawlinWiki 20:14, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

yes I'd be interested to know how an unsigned band who give away their cds qualifies. Which bit of WP:MUSIC would you say they meet? --Fredrick day 20:32, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Gotcha. I've unspeedied the article and listed it at AFD. I think this is one of those cases where the band itself is clearly nonnotable despite technically meeting one category of WP:MUSIC. NawlinWiki 20:34, 4 June 2007 (UTC)