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Clean and sober of WP:ANI for six months and counting.[1]

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I'm very confused as to what the hell is going on over there- to the point I'm debating if I should just Remove them all? Geartooth Friendship is Magic! 12:28, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Never Mind, it appears it has been removed. Still a bit baffled. Geartooth Friendship is Magic! 12:31, 7 November 2018 (UTC)


I'm no fan of Vote (X) for Change, but he had a point here. Why did you make this edit? Would you still have deleted it if it had been in French or German? --Viennese Waltz 15:47, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

VW please see WP:BMB. Vote X's edits are reverted by those of us who see them no matter what language they are in. MarnetteD|Talk 15:57, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Sigh, I wish you'd read my post properly. I know Vote X's edits very well, and if you'd bothered to check my edit history you would have seen that I've reverted dozens of them myself. I'm asking BB why he reverted this edit, which was not by Vote X. --Viennese Waltz 16:02, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Can you provide an exact translation of the Arabic question? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:07, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I did read it VW. It clearly says "I'm no fan of Vote (X) for Change, but he had a point here". No where do you state that the post linked to was made by someone other than Vote X. I'm not sure how more properly I could have read it. Sigh MarnetteD|Talk 16:10, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
OK, I'll try and make this clearer for you. I linked to two edits. The first was a Vote X post, subsequently deleted, in which he took BB to task for deleting the post in Farsi. When I said "he had a point", that's what I was referring to. The second post I linked to was BB's deletion of the Farsi post. If you had bothered to check the edit history, you would have seen that the Farsi post was not made by Vote X. BB deleted it not because it was by Vote X, but because it was in Farsi, and he incorrectly described it as "vandalism". My point is that just because a post on the ref desk is in a language you do not understand, that is not sufficient reason for deleting it.
To BB: it wasn't in Arabic, it was in Farsi. They are different languages. --Viennese Waltz 16:42, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
OK, can you provide an exact translation of the Farsi question? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:02, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
No, and neither can you. Well, you could have used your favourite translation tool, Google Translate, which you would almost certainly have done if the post had been in French or German. Or, and here's a wild thought, you could have not done anything at all. Either option would have been better than deleting a post as vandalism just because you don't understand it. --Viennese Waltz 17:07, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
So put it back already. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:09, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
You're the one who incorrectly deleted it, you put it back. And you could admit that you were wrong to do so while you're about it. --Viennese Waltz 17:12, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
If you don't care if it gets put back, then I certainly don't. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:15, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
So a new user, who probably doesn't speak any English, asks a good faith question. Instead of politely helping him by running a machine tool translation, or pointing him to the correct place to go to get his question answered, you delete his post as vandalism and don't care what happens. Nice way to treat the newbies, BB. --Viennese Waltz 17:20, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
I remain unconvinced that it belongs. But if you think it does belong, you're free to put it back, and I won't stand in your way. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:22, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Why do you think it might not belong? --Viennese Waltz 17:24, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
How do you suppose VXFC knew about it? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:30, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
That doesn't even begin to make sense. You deleted the post 15 minutes after it went up, and VXFC didn't revert your deletion until ten hours later. He knew about it because he looks at edit histories, like a lot of us do. If you're somehow suggesting VXFC made the Farsi post, you're really clutching at straws. --Viennese Waltz 22:40, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes, VFXC is a stalker. In any case, if you think it belongs, then put it back. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 05:27, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
At this point I'm less concerned with putting it back than with understanding your reasons for deleting it in the first place. VXFC, for all his faults, does not make single-purpose accounts and post questions in Farsi from them. You seem strangely reluctant to explain why you deleted it and why you called it vandalism. Is it because you don't like Muslims? --Viennese Waltz 06:25, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
I conclude that you also don't think it belongs. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 07:07, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
I think it belongs. --Viennese Waltz 07:20, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Then put it back. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 07:23, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Enough of this bullshit. I'm taking this to RD talk. --Viennese Waltz 07:36, 15 November 2018 (UTC)