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Admin help requested[edit]

Hi - I put a QD tag on the page Michael Halleran because Mr Halleran contacted me and requested that his page be deleted for privacy reasons. Is it possible to get this done ASAP? If I can provide any information to verify, I'll be happy to do so. Bookgrrl holler/lookee here 03:39, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Articles are not deleted on the basis of whether the subject wants an article about themselves or not. In the very least I would recommend taking it to WP:AFD under WP:BLPREQUESTDELETE but it cannot be speedily deleted. Mkdwtalk 05:53, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Actually when it's a bio of a living person, they can be deleted for precisely that reason, according to Wikipedia's own policy; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deletion_policy#Deletion_of_biographies_and_BLPs and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons#Deletion_of_BLPs_of_relatively_unknown_subjects . I will pursue this via the link you provided. Bookgrrl holler/lookee here 14:51, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
They cannot be speedily deleted. Mkdwtalk 22:44, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Admin help requested, part 2[edit]

I have tried numerous times to add the RfD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Michael_Halleran_%282nd_nomination%29 to the AfD log https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Log/2015_December_8 using the instructions here in step III: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion#Nominating_article.28s.29_for_deletion The line that I entered for it in the log looks just the same as all the other articles listed, but it doesn't appear in the TOC nor does the relevant section underneath the TOC have a proper title. I'm not sure what I did wrong, I followed all the directions very carefully. Help?

Fixed. It wasn't a second nomination, so the AfD page is at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Michael Halleran, and it is properly listed in today's AfD log. I have to confess that, because the system inserts the signature of the person who filed the AfD, I fiddled (forged) it to show your signature. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 15:35, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikilinking[edit]

A tip: to make a "wikilink" to another page, you don't need to give the full URL, you can just type the page name within double square brackets. So typing [[Michael Halleran]] gives Michael Halleran. That works for all kinds of pages, not just articles. JohnCD (talk) 16:00, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Right, thanks. I knew that about articles in the main wiki space, but when I tried it with the AfD pages (they're in sub-spaces, e.g. "Articles for deletion/Michael_Halleran") I couldn't seem to make it work. Bookgrrl holler/lookee here 04:18, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
You have to include the namespace, eg. "Wikipedia:" or "User talk:" as applicable. [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Michael Halleran]] gives Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Michael Halleran. If you do Show preview and it shows as a redlink, you have mistyped something. You can use a "pipe" character | to make the link show as something else: [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Michael Halleran|the AfD page]] shows as the AfD page but gives the same link. The full detail is at Help:Linking. JohnCD (talk) 18:36, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Aha, thanks for the tip :) Bookgrrl holler/lookee here 19:23, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

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