User talk:Boleyn

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User:Boleyn is the same editor as User:Boleyn2 and User:Boleyn3. I used to use the three log-ins to increase my watchlist, but they can now all fit on one.

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Just wanted to show my support for your tireless contributions to hndis-cleanup, for both you and your alter-ego. The recent criticism is completely unjustified, I have always found your edits to follow WP:MOSDAB scrupulously. Editorial differences will always occur but this should never have gone beyond the pages concerned or your talk page. Keep up the good work! Tassedethe (talk) 08:30, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
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For just being you day after day Happydude 69ya (talk) 21:20, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
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Thanks for all your help at Wikipedia:Suggestions for name disambiguation! Those dab pages may Wikipedia more useful and accessible for everyone, and your work is appreciated. – Quadell (talk) 14:22, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
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Thanks so much for your help finishing off the missing disambiguation links. You made it happen! – Quadell (talk) 14:48, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Boleyn, you are a one-woman disambiguating machine! Thanks for your continuing remarkable effort. – Quadell (talk) 00:42, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Please excuse me but me keyboard bust so now editing fro tablet. I agree with what you said at RfD. Sorry I can't reply more fully or put this in the right place but I agree with you after a while neelix redirects tend to spin your head a bit also cost me a cheap keyboard best Simon Trew

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For all your hard work cleaning up disambiguation pages, and consistently tagging worthless pages for removal, I hereby award you this barnstar! Keep up the good work! --ThaddeusB (talk) 14:35, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

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For being a great long-term contributor who had to deal with a really lousy block and all that unnecessary ANI drama. IronGargoyle (talk) 17:00, 5 July 2010 (UTC)


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For doing such a great job refining and standardizing disambiguation pages, especially ones I create! Jokestress (talk) 22:02, 1 July 2011 (UTC)


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For your prolific work with creating dab pages and development. Keep up the great work! Henry would regret beheading you! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:55, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
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For all the disambig work, including the recently created Andy Nelson page. Lugnuts (talk) 07:44, 18 October 2011 (UTC)



An award for you[edit]

A Barnstar!
Golden Wiki Award

In recognition of all the work you’ve done lately! 66.87.0.87 (talk) 21:25, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, that's very knid of you. Boleyn (talk) 16:34, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

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Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work!

If you like you can add this userbox to your collection.

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Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time to send this to me. Boleyn (talk) 12:37, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Though it's been said before, it bears repeating, thanks for your recent disambiguation work! Rosiestep (talk) 02:16, 26 June 2012 (UTC)


Barnstar[edit]

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The Disambiguator's Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who are prolific disambiguators.
There's hardly a dab page that I create where you don't show to improve things. Your diligence certainly deserves a barnstar. Schwede66 08:16, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Happy 6th Wikibirthday! Congrats on all the success and thanks for all the good work! MahmoudHashemi (talk) 11:53, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for excellent work in a largely un-rewarded subject area. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Northern Antarctica submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

As a 6-year veteran editor with over a 150,000 edits, Boleyn has quietly been creating tons and tons of disambiguation pages. This is an important area of work, but it doesn't generally get much attention, so Boleyn is probably well overdue for a bit of recognition. After all, users who faithfully work to improve the encyclopedia — yet don't get very much of the limelight — are the people that this award was designed for.

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Editor of the Week
for the week beginning May 18, 2014
A one-woman disambiguating machine! Makes dab pages useful and accessible.
Recognized for
Creating a plethora of disambiguation pages
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Thanks again for your efforts! ```Buster Seven Talk 13:57, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, User:Northern Antarctica and User:Buster7. It is very, very much appreciated. Boleyn (talk) 18:56, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great job! Wgolf (talk) 16:11, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

@Wgolf: Thank you! Very much appreciated. Boleyn (talk) 16:15, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


Your advice please...[edit]

Hello!

You are the disambiguation guru. It used to be piped links were discouraged on disambiguations pages. That made sense to me. Is that still what is recommended? HMS Toronto has several piped links. Should I unpipe them?

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 20:13, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Geo Swan, I hope you're well. Yes, WP:PIPING is still discouraged, so that readers can see the real link and have less chance of ending up at a disambiguation page again by mistake, and can more easily go directly to the right page. On the page you mentioned, some of the links need a blue link on their line (WP:DDD). Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 20:20, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks again for the advice. Geo Swan (talk) 18:22, 6 October 2014 (UTC)


Thank you[edit]

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Your tireless efforts to identify and eliminate useless WP:TWODABS pages are very much appreciated. Of course, even if they were not, they would still be bettering the encyclopedia - but they are, anyway. Cheers! bd2412 T 17:17, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, BD2412, that's very much appreciated. Boleyn (talk) 18:58, 12 November 2014 (UTC)


A barnstar for you![edit]

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For all the work you've been doing to help clean up the minor planet mess, you certainly deserve this barnstar. StringTheory11 (t • c) 00:38, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, StringTheory11, much appreciated! It will help keep me going to try to get through them all. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 08:13, 7 December 2014 (UTC)


Thank You[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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This wiki-kitten is here to thank you for taking part in my survey.

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:53, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you - happy to help Piotrus. Sounds like you have an interesting job. Boleyn (talk) 08:43, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for what you do around here. Your work is noticed and appreciated.

Rosiestep (talk) 00:54, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you very much for your patient and helpful assistance, and also for your kind indulgence.
With kindest regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 22:36, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Pdebee, much appreciated! Boleyn (talk) 17:27, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Possible DAB page[edit]

Here is one I found: Shane Campbell Wgolf (talk) 19:47, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Another one I just found that could use one: Michael Rubin. Wgolf (talk) 22:03, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Possible DAB pages for whenever[edit]

Here: David O'Keefe, Mark McCormick There were a bunch more I found earlier but can't remember who. Wgolf (talk) 19:03, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Recent DAB page I made[edit]

Well I found on the new page feed a new Michael Kearney, then I saw at least 4 people with it so I made a DAB page, so if you find more go ahead and add them! Wgolf (talk) 17:28, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Another possible DAB page[edit]

Thomas Zimmerman, which is also Thomas Zimmermann]]. Wgolf (talk) 22:57, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

some potential DAB pages[edit]

Here: Thomas Beynon/Tom Beynon, Gerald Butler Wgolf (talk) 17:09, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

While I'm at it-looks like the Beynon's will need to be added to the Beynon page! Wgolf (talk) 17:10, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Another one I just found, William Ladd, kind of surprised this didn't have one already! Wgolf (talk) 18:27, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

A DAB policy question[edit]

Since you are the DAB Page Queen, I wonder if you could answer a question for me. While disambiguating links, I often stop to edit the dab pages themselves. When I ran across one that added foreign text to some of the links, I removed the non-English characters, thinking it was an anomaly. But now I've found another such page, and it made me wonder if I was too hasty on the earlier edit. MOS:DAB had nothing to say about it. Is there any established policy about having non-English names or words on dab pages? How do you handle these? TIA — Gorthian (talk) 04:03, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Gorthian. I don't like these, but I don't always remove them. I think the most relevant part of MOS:D for them is MOS:DABENTRY: Keep the description associated with a link to a minimum, just sufficient to allow the reader to find the correct link. In many cases, the title of the article alone will be sufficient and no additional description is necessary. Often it is perfectly clear what the difference is and the translation is superfluous. However, with languages I don't understand, I err on the side of being generous when deciding whether it is definitely unneeded. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 17:01, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your thoughtful response; that's very helpful. — Gorthian (talk) 18:23, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Jesús Torres (disambiguation)[edit]

I have never met such disambig.Xx236 (talk) 06:23, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Xx236, I'm not quite sure I've understood your message, but from looking at its edit history, another editor reverted your changes per MOS:DABPRIMARY. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 08:44, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Jesús Torres isn't a politician but a football player. Is it a hoax?Xx236 (talk) 08:59, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
@Xx236: I'm sure it was a mistake, as it was this respected and long-established disambiguation page expert who labelled him as a politician. WP:AGF. You could have corrected it yourself. WP:SOFIXIT. Now fixed. Your first post here was singularly unhelpful in that you didn't say what you found unusual about the disambiguation page: we aren't mind-readers, so please be clearer in future. Thanks. PamD 12:16, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, PamD. Xx236, you really sent me a message saying you had never seen the like because a word was wrong? I'm pleased it's now sorted. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 19:05, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Thomas Smith (MP for multiple constituencies)[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

Hello, I noticed that you recently created a new page, Thomas Smith (MP for multiple constituencies). First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page – Thomas Smythe (customer). Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Thomas Smythe (customer) – you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

If you think the article you created should remain separate, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be 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. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Atlantic306 (talk) 04:00, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I truly appreciate your concerns on the Article Aima Baig, It was just a small effort by me to make Wikipedia more informative. I am very junior Editor and Humbly request you to look at it and if you find anything violating Wikipedia's Laws then you may recommend it for Speedy Deletion. I again Thank You for showing concern to make Wikipedia a better and more Informative Forum. :) Muhammadahmad79 (talk) 19:51, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Muhammadahmad79, much appreciated! Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 17:47, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Weird redirect?[edit]

Hi, I am somewhat mystified about this edit. You have created a redirect from a dubious caste article to a biography. The only connection seems to be the last name of the person who is the subject of the bio ... and he wasn't even a member of the caste. That seems very obtuse to me. - Sitush (talk) 06:34, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Sitush, I haven't created the redirect, I reverted a dodgy article to what the page was before the article was created. I have no idea if the original redirect is worth having or not, but you are welcome (as with all pages) to edit/nominated for deletion if you think that would be better. At the moment, you're doing great work identifying articles which don't meet notability. CAT:NN is extremely clogged up, so it might help if you were bold in nominating for deletion or redirecting yourself, rather than them sitting there or you sending messages/leaving edit summaries (which aren't always particularly polite) if others take action. As someone who knows more about this area, you taking action yourself when first assessing would probably be best if you have an idea of the best way to solve the problem. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 08:30, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) A problem was that the original "Lohia" redirect to which you reverted was over-written in Dec 2010 by an article about the caste, and then more recently moved to "... (caste)" with a dab page being created at Lohia, so it didn't make sense to redirect it to one of the several Lohias. I think the latest bland single-sentence stub is the better content for "Lohia (caste)" - though it might be worth taking to AfD as it hasn't been sourced except to an unreliable source, over its 6 year existence. PamD 16:48, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

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Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:48, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Arif Mahmood (disambiguation)[edit]

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

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

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

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be 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. <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 16:49, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Some Gadget Geek, I was a bit confused by this as it contains 3 entries and I found another one easily. Deletion template seems to have been removed by someone else. Thanks for your hard work, Boleyn (talk) 18:24, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Grace Shepard listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Grace Shepard. Since you had some involvement with the Grace Shepard redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. nyuszika7h (talk) 14:31, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Christopher Adler[edit]

Hello, Boleyn,

I wanted to let you know that there's a discussion about whether Christopher Adler should be deleted. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christopher Adler .

If you're new to the process, articles for deletion is a group discussion (not a vote!) that usually lasts seven days. If you need it, there is a guide on how to contribute. Last but not least, you are highly encouraged to continue improving the article; just be sure not to remove the tag about the deletion nomination from the top.

Thanks, Chris Troutman (talk) 20:09, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

@Chris troutman: I note that Boleyn created a redirect in 2008: the substantial article at Christopher Adler was created by a newby student editor earlier this morning: to send it to AfD at this stage seems premature and WP:BITEy. PamD 22:59, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Chris troutman, alerting article creator, JohnBatesJr15 to discussion. I created the page as a redirect to Chris Adler. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 06:49, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

And another DAB page for sometime[edit]

Well here found this one: Luis Silva, dang that's quite a bit for a page without one! Wgolf (talk) 17:39, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

DOne, there certainly were a lot. Boleyn (talk) 19:04, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Thomas London[edit]

A tag has been placed on Thomas London requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

A7, no indication of significance--no books or plays in worldcat, no films in IMDB

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, pages that meet certain criteria may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be 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. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. DGG ( talk ) 15:16, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello, DGG, nice to hear from you. I didn't create the article (tagging Knight7th~enwiki who did) but created it as a redirect to Tom London. Doesn't look like it was a particularly useful redirect, so I have no strong opinions on whether it is returned to a redirect or deleted. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 18:27, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Thomas London[edit]

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The article Thomas London has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Does not appear to be a notable author or playwright. Additionally, since the only reference given is Amazon, which is not sufficient to support any BLP claims, this is an unreferenced biography of a living person.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Safiel (talk) 19:02, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello Safiel. Please see my response to the speedy above, it was Knight7th~enwiki who created this. Additionally, this page has already had a prod removed, so I think it would now need AfD not a 2nd attempt at prodding. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 19:30, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Technical note The reason you got both notices is because you created a redirect, before the later editor created the article. The Twinkle script I use automatically fires the notification to the first person in the edit history, regardless of whether that person created the article. It is an unfortunate weakness of that script. Sorry for misdirected notification. Safiel (talk) 19:40, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Note The BLP Prod should never have been removed. Amazon is not a reliable source and thus does not count as a reference for purposes of removing a BLP Prod. Also, removal of a BLP Prod does not prevent the later placement of a regular PROD. Safiel (talk) 19:40, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Note User Adam9007 removed the BLP Prod, but he should not have done so. Safiel (talk) 19:43, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Bali cleanup[edit]

Hi and thank you for cleaning up Bali (disambiguation). I'm wondering though, if this is the best way to deal with pages like that. Of course, there's nothing wrong with sweeping away all the entries without links and arriving in one fell swoop at a dab page that is so beautifully MOS-compliant. But on the other hand, isn't that where a bit of hard work is needed to figure out and track down what these entries can be linked to and if there might not possibly be enough material for a separate name article? Cheers. Uanfala (talk) 16:51, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Uanfala. I did spend quite a bit of time trying to find ways to keep them, including looking to make articles or make them meet MOS:DABMENTION. There may well have been things I missed, but essentially an encyclopaedia is not Google. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 18:41, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

I've restored twofour of the entries. Also, about half of the Balirajas are mentioned in various articles on wikipedia (but I haven't moved them to a separate dab as a user will be able to find with a simple search; it's also difficult to figure out which ones aren't PTM's and so also belong on the Bali dab). Uanfala (talk) 17:21, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

July 2016[edit]

Information icon Please do not remove maintenance templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Army (Ellie Goulding song), without resolving the problem that the template refers to, or giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your removal of this template does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Thank you. Chase (talk | contributions) 21:57, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Chasewc91, that's ridiculously heavy-handed. I gave a clear reason in my edit summary - you disagreed and reverted - absolutely fine, but don't send formal templates warning me and saying I didn't give a valid reason. Boleyn (talk) 06:52, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Michael Schwarz[edit]

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

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

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

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be 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. ubiquity (talk) 17:32, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Ubiquity, it disambiguates 3 extant WP pages - see the blue links on the page. Entries on dabs do not need to have articles of their own, just mentions on them, there are many pages like this. Merge to Michael Schwartz would also be far more useful than deletion. Boleyn (talk) 17:35, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

OK, I see your point. However, in keeping with the example at WP:DABMENTION, I'd be happier if you didn't make up red links for them, unless you're pretty sure that there will be an article. If not, when actual articles DO appear, they might have different titles. ubiquity (talk) 17:42, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

All had incoming links, to Michael Schwarz. The option was delete the link from those articles completely (although they seemed to meet WP:REDLINK) or change them to a disambiguated title. There is always the possibility, whatever title they are given, that they may be created at a different title. Having the da makes it less likely though. Boleyn (talk) 17:50, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

OK, I was having second thoughts about it anyway. I'll revert all my changes, unless you've already done so. ubiquity (talk) 17:55, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
Oops, too late, you've already moved on. Feel free to restore the redlinks if you think they're warranted. I'm sorry to have inconvenienced you, and will leave it in your capable hands. ubiquity (talk) 17:56, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Carol Wood (disambiguation)[edit]

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

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

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

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be 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. <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 00:36, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Some Gadget Geek, that is a ridiculous nomination - please read the wording n the tag you've applied, it in no way meets it. Boleyn (talk) 07:47, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Have a look at the old revision with the template. It clearly specifies:
disambiguates only one extant Wikipedia page and whose title ends in "(disambiguation)" (i.e., there is a primary topic); or
disambiguates no (zero) extant Wikipedia pages, regardless of its title.
When you go back to the current revision of the restored page, notice how only the "primary topic" has an associated content page that exists. All the remaining entries (excluding the see-also section, which can go in a hatnote and do not necessarily need a dab page) are red-linked and I highly doubt they would be created sooner or later. <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 01:21, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

They do disambiguate extant WP articles - the blue links which mention the entries definitely exist, are useful and are there. It does not need a full article dedicated only to that topic, just info on WP. If you disagree, AfD is always an option, but the deletion of a page like this is not uncontroversial. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 07:03, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Jonathan Gibson[edit]

Regarding your recent revert, I committed to adding an article to "Jonathan Gibson" because there was no article under that name, just a disambiguation page listing a bunch of non-notable Jonathan Gibsons with red links. I moved other Jonathan Gibson information to the disambiguation page at Jon Gibson. It is silly to have a "Jonathan Gibson (basketball)" article when there are no other Jonathan Gibson articles. DaHuzyBru (talk) 14:50, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello, DaHuzyBro. Dabs are pages too - we don't just overwrite them. The Jonathan Gibsons are not non-notable just becaue they don't (yet) have an article. The entries meet MOS:DABRL / MOS:DABMENTION. You don't just wipe it. The other options you had (still have) are a merge of Jon and Jonathan dab, which maintain their histories and includes all valid entries, including redlinks (which give info on the people through the bluelinks on their line and through clicking on redlink then 'What links here.' You could then move the Jonathan Gibson (basketball) page to the primary page, Jonathan Gibson. Alternatively, the Jonathan dab could be moved to Jonathan Gibson (disambiguation) with the basketball player moved to the primary page. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 14:57, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

I understand. However, I just felt the first two entries at Jonathan Gibson weren't noteworthy and moved the Jonathan Gibson (athlete) link to Jon Gibson i.e. why do we need two disambiguation pages for basically the same thing? And again, I think it's dumb to have a "Jonathan Gibson (basketball)" article when there are no other Jonathan Gibson articles. Why can't there be "Jonathan Gibson" and then "Jonathan Gibson (disambiguation)"? DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:03, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

There can be, but it involves moving or merging pages, not overwriting them. All entries on the dab meet the MOS:D guidelines. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 15:08, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Krzysztof Krawczyk (athlete)[edit]

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KC97, I see this has already been removed. Please be careful about applying a speedy deletion tag, as opposed to the numerous other improvement and deletion tags. This article clearly stated that the subject was an athlete, an Olympian no less, and had two sources. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 07:03, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Harold Watt[edit]

After moving Harry Watt and its related disambiguation page, I checked the links and came upon this redirect. None of the people at Harry Watt (disambiguation) seem to be called Harold, so I thought I'd ask you what the intended target of this redirect is. Happy editing, —Kusma (t·c) 09:18, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Kusma. The intended target is the dab itself. Lots of the articles on Harrys the person is Henry or Harold but it doesn't necessarily say in the article. Redirects are cheap, and I thought anyone looking up 'Harold Watt' would be directed to the best info we have and most likely target, as a similar or shortened name. It's not something I feel strongly about thouh. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 07:12, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

I have retargeted to the dab page, but I would probably vote delete at an RfD, with the rationale that we don't have any information about any Harold Watt, so that should best be a red link. This may or may not be the majority opinion, but in any case it seems not worth arguing about. —Kusma (t·c) 08:57, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Pooja Sharma (disambiguation)[edit]

Hi! Some months back I tried to create an article on "Pooja Sharma" but already there was an article in the same name but for different person and could not create duplicate article. So I used "Pooja Sharma (TV actress)" as the title of my article. The article "Pooja Sharma (disambiguation)" was created for making a common platform for different persons named "Pooja Sharma". So, it is preferable not to delete this disambiguation article but keep it after doing necessary content modification as per wikipedia guidelines for the benefit of other expected Pooja Sharmas. I think what you modified/cleanup in "Pooja Sharma (disambiguation)" is better. Thanks! For now I am removing the deletion template for further discussions if needed. Regards! --Teampoojasharma (talk) 14:20, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Teampoojasharma. At the moment, there aren't enough entries for page and we just look at what exists on WP - after all, if others are created, it would take two seconds to re-start a dab. You can remove the proposed deletion template any time you like, but it would then go to an Articles for Deletion discussion, in which case I have never seen a page like this kept, unless something radical changed, which would have to include new entries. The reason is because at the moment, people go to Pooja Sharma, relaise it's not who they are looking for and so click on the link to Pooja Sharma (disambiguation). They then have to read it through and click on the TV actress' link - a time sink - or realise at this stage that the TV actress is the only other one on Wikipedia and the one they are looking for can't be found - another time sink, as this could have been found out when they saw a direct hatnote to the TV actress at the top of the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC's page. Please see WP:2DABS. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 14:48, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Boleyn. Thank you for your quick reply. Right, as there are only two articles on Pooja Sharma the hatnotes will serve the purpose. I agree your suggestions and you may proceed with this deletion process. By the way, I am thinking, had any article on any person be made created with a description, I mean if there is no primary article on different persons of same name it may be better. You see primary article on persons of same name creates confusion. Anyway thank you again. Regards! --Teampoojasharma (talk) 15:54, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Boleyn. Thank you for the improvement you made. Regards! --Teampoojasharma (talk) 10:53, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Peter Moffett (drummer)[edit]

Respectfully, I am puzzled by your recent [undo] of my edit. I respect your expertise in this area so I am asking for my own education: Since {{other people}} is a hatnote (see WP:HAT#Other people) would you please clarify for me what is the issue with using it to point to the DAB page that lists the Peter Moffett (drummer) article? Logic would suggest that if an article is listed on a DAB page then the article should have a hatnote back to that page in case the reader arrived at the article in error. Since we do not (yet) have a plain old Peter Moffett page WP's autosearch will likely land the searcher on the drummer's page every time. Of course once we actually have such a page (as you have recommended) then eliminating the hatnote makes more sense. Koala Tea Of Mercy (KTOM's Articulations & Invigilations) 20:13, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

PS: On a side note thank you very much for cleaning up the DAB page. Really nice work. Koala Tea Of Mercy (KTOM's Articulations & Invigilations) 20:13, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Koala, thanks for your message. I think the relevant parts of WP:HATNOTE are: Only mention other topics and articles if there is a large possibility of a reader arriving at the article either by mistake or with another topic in mind. Also WP:NAMB: In many cases it is preferable not to have a hatnote when the name of the article is not ambiguous. [Water (Wu Xing)] {For other uses, see water (disambiguation)}. Water' (Chinese: 水; pinyin: shuǐ), is the low point of the matter, or the matter's dying or hiding stage. Water is the fifth stage of Wu Xing... Here, the hatnote can be removed. A reader who is following links within Wikipedia is unlikely to end up at Water (Wu Xing) if one were looking for other meanings of water, since water does not redirect there. I would say this is a similar example - anyone typing in or clicking on Peter Moffett (drummer) will not be looking for any of the other entries, as none of the others have that name and are drummers. I hope that makes sense, but please let me know if not. Thanks, Boleyn (talk) 20:32, 26 July 2016 (UTC)