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Welcome to my user talk page! Please sign your messages with "~~~~" and use ":" indenting on replies for clarity. Please leave a note as to where you will be looking for responses (eg, whether you have bookmarked this page or expect responses on your own talk page). Best regards, CHAIRBOY (☎) 20:11, 6 September 2005 (UTC)


Another Deletion Dog[edit]

I suggest we set this person's page as AfD. Frankly I think most people have had enough of these Nazis. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:29, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Pardon? - CHAIRBOY () 06:51, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Major league wiffle[edit]

The deletion of the article "Major league wiffle" shouldn't have occured. The article was still being finished. It addressed the need for physical activity in a youths life and you should attempt to repel the deletion. It promotes the fun of a backyard game instead of most kids just playing video games. Let the article be finished before you delete it. You might have the power, don't abuse it. Vist the site

Deletion of Major league wiffle cont.[edit]

The deletion of the major league wiffle page before it was finished truly angered me. There was no reason for the deletion and I feel that this page should be reinstated at least until it is finished then it can be reevaluated by the people who delete stuff on wikipedia.


Thanks for speedying Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Hallefant, but I was going to.


Hi you posted a vandalism note on User talk: on the 18th, please look at their current contributions Special:Contributions&target=

FireFox RFA[edit]


Thanks for your support on my request for adminship.

The final outcome was (96/2/0), so I am now an administrator. If you ever have any queries about my actions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Again, thanks!

FireFox 18:22, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the reference[edit]

Thanks for pointing out Category:Wikipedians who are pilots!


Hi, I noticed you on Quarl's talk page. Although he's been reluctant for adminship I nominated him anyways... and I'm awaiting for his response... but feel free to vote and hopefully he'll accept Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Quarl .

~ Cheers —This user has left wikipedia 19:59 2006-02-01


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Thanks for your support! I pledge to serve both you and Jimbo Wales.

If you have anything you need, then please don't think to hesitate.

For I am the very model of a grateful admin designate!

User:Ageo020 user page.[edit]

About my page in which i made an admin claim, I'm sorry. I just copied that section from another user's page. I line checked the code but i think i may have overseen this. Really sorry if this caused any trouble. Thanks User:Ageo020

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Whats wrong with it?


Why did you delete my gobbledigook page? How did you delete it and how did you know it existed? I created it as a test 2 seconds before you deleted it.


Please help me[edit]

Chairboy this is Penetrating Fluid, I saw your comment on my discussion page. I feel very strongly that I am being injustly censored soley because one administrator didn't know what penetrating fluid is and imagined it to be some kind of offensive term. Please read the discussion here and if you feel I am wrong then I shall desist from further action.

RE DRV[edit]

Beautiful languages[edit]

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the billy wright ( american poet) article keeps getting deleted...[edit]

why was the Billy Wright article deleted? the notability page describes that persons who have been also NON self-published then are notable and worthy of an encycolpedia article. he has appeared in numerous poetry and literary magazines and has authored a few books...

Deleting Fixya's image[edit]

Hello Chairboy,

You've deleted my posting of Fixya's logo. I've received an email from the site's owner granting me the right to post it in Wikipedia for use in Wiki's articles.

Can I reload it?

You have not answered my question. If I don't get a reply by tomorrow I'll reload the picture. As i mentioned I have full permission from the site's owner.

Reposting The Wedding Site[edit]

I made a couple of edits. Can you repost The Wedding (band) site now and PLEASE take off avidbandfan as the user? Thanks. I have no idea how to do it myself.

Why was my contribution "Vonbeau" deleted.?[edit]

I added a contribution "Vonbeau" to explain the name and to add information on how the name was derived and you deleted it. Why.??? Could you tell me what was lacking, if anything.? I have bookmarked your talk page to check back for more info or you are welcome to comment your thoughts to my talk page, either one works.. THX.

Re [1][edit]

Reverting edits like this and this, both of which threaten Wikipedia contributors with violence, isn't revert warring. Instead of admonishing me for removing the threats, would you consider blocking the user who issued them? John254 02:54, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Moreno Valley Mall - Deletion Review[edit]

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Katherine L. Albiani Middle School[edit]

Could you please explain your decision at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Katherine L. Albiani Middle School in more detail. All you said was consensus appears clear. I don't see it that way and would appreciate you clarifying it. Thanks, DoubleBlue (Talk) 20:31, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

I have the same question. DoubleBlue improved the article, adding sources and meeting the objections of at least two editors who voted to delete. I think there was a consensus to keep, particularly since early objections must be discounted if later improvements to an article make those objections obsolete, as per the "Rough consensus" section of WP:DGFA (which gives as an example the precise situation found here). Please either reverse the deletion or explain why I should not take this to Deletion Review for an overturn. Noroton (talk) 20:40, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


Century Tower

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AfD nomination of Porkchop plot[edit]

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AfD nomination of Nokia E70[edit]

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No your correct, Ive read it in a book I had on have on him though, it just involves be searching for the darn page number. Thanx for letting me know. — Realist2 (Come Speak To Me) 17:33, 16 June 2008 (UTC)


You claimed this article didn't have an assertion of notability, which is completely untrue, as I the second sentence of the article was a direct statement of its notability.

I do not work for the website and had no intention of advertising it. It is an application that many of my friends and people from my school, the University of Florida, were using. I came to wikipedia and searched for the article to see what this site was about, as I often do when I encounter things I am unfamiliar with. I was surprised to find that there was no article on it (as a minute number of the plethora of search items I have entered in my life yield no results). So I googled it instead, and found it to be of significance and importance.

I spent some time researching the article and assembling the page. I do not understand why it was deleted, especially for the proposed reasons ( found here, particularly the earlier accusation that it was blatant advertising. Websites such as Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, MySpace, Xanga, The Best Page in the Universe, Ain't It Cool News,,, and tons of other websites that I have never heard of before (like the last three I mentioned) have Wikipedia articles on them.

I am incredulous by this seemingly ignorant decision by what I understand to be three or four Wikipedia users. Please help me understand this decision. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JeezBreeze (talkcontribs) 17:40, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Theo Marcuse screen shot[edit]

Hello...I am looking for a way to post images of deceased actors and thought screen shots were acceptable. Can you explain why this one was deleted, and how I can post screen shots correctly? Thanks, David Daviddaltonagency (talk) 01:23, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Please take a moment to review Wikipedia:Image use policy for a better understanding of what constitutes acceptable image use. Best regards, CHAIRBOY () 01:34, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. I have reviewed the section again and re-uploaded the image with more information; I would really appreciate it if you could let me know what I need to add to be in compliance. Thanks, David Daviddaltonagency (talk) 01:44, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Down Memory Lane[edit]

Thanks. I thought rather well of it myself. Bishonen | talk 21:24, 7 July 2008 (UTC).

AfD nomination of Yavac[edit]

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We are in dire need of objectivity and common sense.[edit]

There is some controversy regarding the controversy regarding ITT Tech. I have a stated bias. (I guess maybe I should have kept that a secret.) At present the article is biased in the other direction. I would love it if you could take a look and leave a comment in the talk page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:17, 26 November 2008 (UTC) I forgot I wasn't logged in.Veecort (talk) 03:32, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

RTL Games[edit]

Well the page has the {{videogame-company-stub}} template, so I assumed it was a videogame company, and that the article was just not expanded enough to say that. MrKIA11 (talk) 13:16, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Aministrator Review[edit]

Hi there: Was it really killed off by admins two weeks after you started it? See User:Tony1/AdminWatch. Tony (talk) 09:48, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't remember the timeline, but sounds about right. I don't know that it was so much 'killed off' as it was just 'not accepted by anyone'. Is there a discussion related to this somewhere right now? - CHAIRBOY () 17:30, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
Not specifically related to your AR, but a new proposal. Tony (talk) 01:02, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps I was unclear. Could you please provide a link? - CHAIRBOY () 01:03, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
A link is in my first post, above. Tony (talk) 01
18, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

"Blind" edit[edit]

Disambiguation pages are for articles, not spam links to web sites. If the subject of the site in question is notable enough for an article, then I welcome it. Otherwise, it doesn't belong because Wikipedia is not a linkfarm. In my first year on Wikipedia, all I got was a welcome notice on my talk page (that I never referred to) and an unhelpful warning after I tried to delete a redirect by blanking the page. Everything I learned about Wikipedia has been through reading policies, guidelines and essays on my own, as well as editing, because I'm genuinely interested in it. I've also had people revert my changes accusing me of doing things I wasn't, like here. So you're completely wrong in assuming what you are. On both counts. --Pwnage8 (talk) 04:49, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Dakota photo[edit]

Thank you for your note - glad that you liked the photo. I have taken about 10,000 airplane pictures since 2004 and I really wanted to share some of the better ones. PDing these gives me a chance to do that - I have had authors pick them up for books. It is a nice feeling to see your photos being used in Wikipedia and all over the world! - Ahunt (talk) 13:09, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Good User[edit]

This is a good friendly user ,cheers —Preceding unsigned comment added by Irowan22 (talkcontribs) 17:50, 15 February 2009 (UTC)


Hi Chairboy. I see that you played an integral part in nurturing the Norton Internet Security/AntiVirus articles. I think that you would be glad to know that the article has expanded a lot since you last edited the articles or made a comment. I was wondering if you could give it a reading, and tell me how it flows. I picked you because you did some moderation mid-last year. I didn't want someone too familiar with the article; they tend to fill the gaps in with their own imagination or background knowledge. TechOutsider (talk) 02:30, 26 February 2009 (UTC)TechOutsider

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Is it so hard to understand?[edit]

Why doesn't anyone sign their comments like you asked in the header? I think you're allowed to ignore unsigned comments. WNW3 (talk) 01:54, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Jim Ott[edit]

Just wanted to notify you that a page you speedy deleted Jim Ott, has been restored since it met WP:BIO and WP:POLITICIAN Cheers, --BaronLarf 21:40, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Honesty[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Deng (species)[edit]

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Re: Warren Lapine[edit]

Eh, I think it does, but I'm not too concerned one way or another. I just happened to see the prod while I was writing Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine, and noticed that the article didn't mention the award. AfD it if you want, I guess the award isn't really about him personally. --PresN 20:53, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Apocalypse Tapestry[edit]

Why on earth has this article been deleted ??? The item which the article described is the largest woven tapestry in the world. I am about to (re-)create the article as "Apocalypse Tapestry" as this is the name it is commonly known as, amongst English speakers. The French use the plural (tapestries of the...). I have checked out the French language article, and as a teacher of French I will be able to translate it. Renata (talk) 09:07, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

If you can make a good article about it, go for it! But the copy I deleted in 2006 was not that article. Here's the complete text: "It is a part of the priceless collection in the Château d'Angers." and had a stub tab attached. Seriously, that was the entirety of the article. Also, _2006_! Anyhow, I look forward to reading an article about it that does it justice. Best of luck! - CHAIRBOY () 20:31, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
It's been a while, but I've created such an article! Hchc2009 (talk) 07:41, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

KL Software listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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RB Records[edit]

Please help me immediately! A bot is repeatedly putting a speedy deletion tag, and I need to keep the page! Could you please help me? Thanks Mystery UkuleleMan (Talk) 05:07, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Chairboy,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk)23:26, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

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Nomination of Jophur for deletion[edit]

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Does this js still work?[edit]

I'm checking if the scripts here still work: Wikipedia:Tools/Greasemonkey_user_scripts

Yours was last updated April 2007‎. I cant really test it.

Could you please update the update date?

Thanks :-) (talk) 15:31, 2 August 2013 (UTC)


I know you aren't active here much anymore, but as a fellow admin I am letting you know as a courtesy, that I restored the Infodemiology article you deleted way back in 2006 in response to a request at WP:REFUND. The subject appears to be notable enough now, and I think Wikipedia's speedy deletion rules have evolved so that the article in its original state would no longer qualify for deletion under WP:CSD#A7. ~Amatulić (talk) 18:31, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

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Are you a Wycombe fan?[edit]

Just wondered Bashereyre (talk) 09:48, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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Nuvola apps knewsticker.png Obituaries

  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)