User talk:BarnardKnox

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Hannibal Fogg[edit]


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Proposed deletion of Hannibal Fogg[edit]

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The article Hannibal Fogg has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Could be a hoax related to a forthcoming novel Hannibal Fogg and the Supreme Secret of Man by Tahir Shah. Create again as a fictional character as and when the novel is published and attains notability. Willing to be corrected if anyone can verify the references provided (excluding recent additions to other Wikipedia articles).

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the Proposed Deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The Speedy Deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and Articles for Deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Esowteric+Talk 13:39, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Insertion of fake references[edit]

I am concerned that your main activity in Wikipedia seems to consist in inserting references to "Hannibal Fogg", who does not appear to have existed, seemingly in support of an upcoming book by Tahir Shah asserting that he did.

Wikipedia is not intended as a platform for literary promotion and the creation of alternative universes, laudable pursuits though these may be in themselves. I would be grateful if you could save us the time and effort of undoing your spurious edits, and undo them yourself. Also please read WP:HOAX. --JN466 16:11, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

I've replied to you on my talk page, and you may also want to have a look at User_talk:Durova#Hoax_articles, where you are currently being discussed. Best, --JN466 19:22, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
I've expanded on my earlier response to you on my talk page. --JN466 19:46, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
(edit conflicted) Hi, Jayen appears to be raising meritorious concerns. Searches for the name "Hannibal Fogg" are not turning up results in Google Books checks of the books you have cited. For instance, Balliol College: A History returns a snippet from page 253 on a search for the word "college" although page 253 is not part of the preview.[1] Your citation refers to Knox at page 255, which is also not part of the preview. But if the search feature operates consistently then we ought to see a snippet view of that name on page 255. Yet the only result for the name "Hannibal" yields a "Hannibal Baskerville" at page 110.[2] Could you explain the discrepancy, perhaps? Google scanned the second edition from 1997, which is the same source you cited. Durova325 19:48, 12 October 2009 (UTC)