User talk:BorgQueen

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Welcome to the discussion page. --BorgQueen

Literary Criticism[edit]


Depending on your opinion of/tolerance for Ayn Rand, you might find her Romantic Manifesto and her posthumous The Art of Fiction interesting reading. (Both books originated in the 1960's, so very recent literature will be missed, and modernism/postmodernism is given short shrift). The first book is a collection of essays on aesthetics, not all focused solely on literature, but commenting on naturalism versus romanticism, from Victor Hugo to Mickey Spillane.

The second book is a transcript of a ten part lecture series on fiction writing. It goes into detailed criticisms of good and bad writing, with excerpts from authors like Thomas Mann and Sinclair Lewis. The principles apply today. If you benefit from those works there are also academic works like What Art Is and others.

μηδείς (talk) 19:01, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! --BorgQueen (talk) 19:32, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Water hieroglyph.png listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Water hieroglyph.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Arthunter (talk) 14:18, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Vandal you blocked[edit]

The vandal you recently blocked has been vandalizing pages related to the Kuwaiti and Omani royal families consecutively for the last four days with several different IP addresses, adding the same meaningless phrase every time. They change their IP every time they reach a certain number of warnings. Would it be feasible to impose a longer block on this user, and would this even be effective on an IPv6 address? I'm unsure at this point whether to request multiple page protection, provided that all the vandalism is coming from one user. Elspamo4 (talk) 00:54, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

The user has been indef blocked now. Thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 15:48, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Artificial cloud[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Artificial cloud —has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Pierre cb (talk) 18:17, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Victor Ponta image[edit]

You probably don't know this but you should not be re-creating the same image that is available on commons under a different name, and in a lower quality, the image is automatically cascade-protected once added to the ITN template..the only time images are brought over to enwiki is when it would stay on the main page for a while, most images do not stay longer than 3 days ..If people started bringing images from commons over to enwiki everytime it was used on the main page, we would be filled with low-res duplicates on enwiki..--Stemoc 11:38, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

I will delete the image soon after it is no longer on the MP. --BorgQueen (talk) 15:04, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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St Vincent elections[edit]

Right now the Main Page is outbalanced. Can you restore the St Vincent elections? --George Ho (talk) 01:40, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Never mind. The Page is already updated, and it is balanced. George Ho (talk) 00:04, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps we'll let fate decide. I previewed the Next Day Main Page, and the left side will outbalance the right. Of course, there are newer nominations, but they are very unlikely to reach consensus. So that leaves St Vincent as our savior for a while. --George Ho (talk) 23:05, 19 December 2015 (UTC)


Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
For your tireless work. Thank-you. SethWhales talk 22:31, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks but what is it for? I've been rather sporadic these days. :D --BorgQueen (talk) 01:03, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

You will be assimilated![edit]

We are the Borg. Your contributions will be assimilated into our knowledge. Resistance is futile. Winterysteppe (talk) 15:01, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Bouteflika (Algiers, Feb 2006) cropped.jpeg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Bouteflika (Algiers, Feb 2006) cropped.jpeg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image is an unused redundant copy (all pixels the same or scaled down) of an image in the same file format, which is on Wikipedia (not on Commons), and all inward links have been updated.

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. IagoQnsi (talk) 20:31, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't want to spam your talk page, so I'll stop posting speedy deletion warning tags, but I'm CSD tagging a bunch of old temporary main page images that never actually got deleted. You can check my contributions if you really wanna see all the images I'm tagging. Cheers, IagoQnsi (talk) 20:53, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Request to re-evaluate article deletion based on notability for Joseph Atwill[edit]

I would like to appeal a decision made in 2007, that Joseph Atwill fails to meet Wikipedia notability criteria. Here is the original decision record:

Since this decision, Atwill has continued to accumulate references in reputable sources as well as individual blogs, and his book was translated into German and published by Ullstein Buchverlage. Contrary to the original decision, Ulysses Press is also a reputable publisher in the field of spirituality. Atwill's book, Caesar's Messiah, continues to be a best-seller in its category, and it is covered in an article in German Wikipedia. While many reviews are negative, the importance of his work is in some ways vindicated by the vehemence of the replies.

He has also published another book, "Shakespeare's Secret Messiah", through CreateSpace. In Atwill's view, the greater revenues from self-publication outweigh the importance of any reputability criteria that Wikipedia might establish -- but every effort has been made to ensure a quality product.

Here are links to secondary sources on Atwill's work, at varying quality levels.

'Reputable Sources'

'Notable Critics' (That is, these critics have their own Wikipedia bio articles)

Other reviews of CM's%20Messiah%20Commentary.htm (No review, just a copy of most of the book)

Reviews of SSM --

Atwill citations already on Wikipedia --ätsel (nice article in German) (link in 'other reading' section) (link in footnotes) (bullet point, but no link, in 'Documentaries' section)

JerryRussell (talk) 05:12, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

No response after six days, so I created a deletion review request:

Deletion review for Joseph Atwill[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Joseph Atwill. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. JerryRussell (talk) 20:37, 25 March 2016 (UTC)


Good Day, and may the Schwartz be with you. The above referenced page appears to be an advertisement for an offshore vendor, with a trade name masquerading as a product type, whereby the vendor or surrogate appears to seek some free exposure courtesy of Wikipedia but cannot trouble himself to come up with any sort of back-up, like product or application photos, outside references etc. There was also a firestop product by this name some years ago out of BC, as I recall, which seems to be rather different from the subject matter of this article. I thought I'd nominate Firesleeve for deletion. The authors have had plenty of time to put meat on this bone but have not done so. Normally, I am an inclusionist, not a deletionist, but pure product advertising is a tad much, even for me. I have no idea how to nominate an article for deletion, so I am asking your assistance, Oh Mightiest of Queens. All the best, --Achim Hering (talk) 00:12, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Thanks for removing that advertisement, which was masquerading as a legitimate article! --Achim Hering (talk) 02:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Industrial Revolution/GA2[edit]

Hi. I've opened a GAR on the Industrial Revolution article for which you are or have been a significant contributor. I have concerns that it does not quite meet current GA criteria regarding a number of issues, including layout, image use, and inline citations, and that length, prose, and use of external links also need discussing. Following the guidelines at Wikipedia:Good article reassessment, I'm letting you know in case you're interested in helping to resolve the concerns, though you are under no obligation to do anything. See Talk:Industrial Revolution/GA2 for more details. SilkTork ✔Tea time 15:11, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Fatal Alcove Malfunction -- Unable to Regenerate[edit]

As you can see here, I decided to abandon all my previous accounts. However, the system rejected the username I chose. Can you please change it as I can't edit that page now and my old login info is long gone? Thanks.

DarklitShadow (talk) 01:13, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

ASL Hungary Flight 7332 and aviation template[edit]

I think your actions are highly inappropriate. You closed an AFD after 4 days as WP:SNOW and its hardly a show with two editors arguing keep. Note- I nominated the crash article for deletion. Your actions before hand at the yearly templates verged on edit warring. The consensus of the WikiProject Aviation is that any article with a existing article can go in the templates. A article at AFD remains in the templates till the AFD is closed.

IMHO you improperly closed a AFD. You may have violated WP:INVOLVED because of your actions at the template which clearly mark you as unbiased so far whether a AFD should be closed or not. See you at ANI....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 12:34, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

I first removed the link to the article from the template because I saw no reason to think the article had any realistic hope of surviving the AfD and therefore was about to close the discussion in the first place, per WP:SNOW. My net connection comes and goes, so I was planning to close the discussion slightly later when my connection was more stable, which I indeed did within a couple of hours, as closing an AfD was a more complicated process than simply removing the link. It was a simple administrative job but perhaps my edit comments weren't detailed enough, but I am not involved in this matter; I simply have noticed the AfD while passing by. The number of editors arguing keep are irrelevant as it is not a vote. The only rationale they've offered is that it is "not really that common," which is, frankly, absurd. But you know what, if you'd like to have a fresh set of eyes to look at it, please feel free to try at AN/I. --BorgQueen (talk) 13:00, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

As promised[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 12:52, 9 August 2016 (UTC) Thank you.


Does this name violate WP:USERNAME. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:35, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello BQ. Here is a link to make things easier to check on (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). All edits were May of 11 and none since. MarnetteD|Talk 22:38, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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