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WP:FOUR RFC[edit]

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:26, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox problem[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Infobox problem has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. eh bien mon prince (talk) 21:21, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of David Dumville[edit]

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Happy Holidays...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 23:44, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. - Ealdgyth - Talk 15:01, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of View from nowhere for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Cathróe (disambiguation)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Cathróe (disambiguation)[edit]

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Can you check...[edit]

...your !vote here? Your comment seems to say that you think "Kiev" is the common name, but by !voting "Oppose" you're actually supporting "Kyiv". I just want to make sure that your !vote represents what you want it to. BMK (talk) 02:55, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting that, yep, pretty dumb of me. Have fixed. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 03:03, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. BMK (talk) 03:12, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Good to see you back again once in a while. Hope you'll stay around! Best, – Fut.Perf. 05:44, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

That's nice, cheers. And thanks for tweaking my Byzantine edits. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 13:37, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Good to see you too. Unfortunately, I'm in the beginnings of a move so am not very active right now, but hope to return to editing sometime after moving (moving a horse farm isn't as simple as moving an flat...) Ealdgyth - Talk 13:52, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Wiki is really different now, it's more like twitter than what I remember. Anyway, good luck with your move! :) Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 13:58, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Ditto the above! Missed your input. Bill Reid | (talk) 17:24, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, hope you are well Bill. I see Elgin Cathedral finally became an FA. Congrats on that! Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 00:44, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

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It's that season again...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:22, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Catholic-Hierarchy.org[edit]

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a clever use of a 'baudolino' name, my good deacon of pndapetzim![edit]

hello there, deacon of pndapetzim! i am BB10, and i am very happy to see a fellow baudolino enthusiast as well, in wikipedia!

ah yes, i love baudolino, its one of umberto eco's many excellent books, a personal favorite, and i will always love all of his works. its sad to see him gone... may umberto eco rest in peace.

i really liked baudolino's quest at the realm of john the prester, and how he met with the deacon of pndapetzim, the lepper-deacon of the area. such a great story!

also, i like your editing works, and you seem like a cool person.

its nice to meet you!

BB10clock (talk) 23:51, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

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dear deacon, i need your help, in a specific subject. (a new WP article about flash animation & internet phenomena. (text is a bit long, sorry)[edit]

dear deacon, hello.

i am BB10, and i would like your help/your insight about a certain subject.

i would like to have the opinion of a seasoned wikipedia editor on whether a specific article can be added in here, or not.

the article in question is: Clock Crew. (group of flash animators, it has inspired some internet inside-jokes, memes, and they have created more than 400 movies in their long presence online. (from 2001, to this day today. (15 years old))

i would like to know if i can request from someone neutral(like you), to create a page that doesnt exist yet. (otherwise, please direct me towards an editor that will be available/happy to write such an article for me. thank you.)

furthermore, would like to (slowly) become a reasonable and helpful editor of WP, and to provide my knowledge, insight and helping hand at any matter, in my small way. (i will not do many things for now, but if i get better and learn the rules of this encyclopedia, then i shall be more helpful)

i would like to create/request for a specific page to be created in wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock_Crew if anyone wishes, i can provide links, internet news sites links, and various parts of evidence, proving the existence and the notability of this group/article.

ofcourse, since i used to be a part of this group, i will not create, nor will i participate in the writing of the article, so i shall ask for someone neutral to create this article, and i will only provide the evidence of its notability/existence/noteworthy value.

(i repeat: if needed, i shall only provide the necessary links/evidence/news about this groups relevance/existence, both in the internet pop-culture, and in some mediums)

it seems that some wikipedia editors have deleted this page in the past, due to the homepage not being active, but i have a link of the webpage, and it seems that it's still active. also, i have some evidence about this groups existence/notability.

can you please help me about this specific topic? please be kind, and civilized. thank you.

some links: (sorry if its a bit long, but if i want to present sustainable evidence about a group's/an article's validity/existence, then i have to provide sufficient links+evidence about it)

-youtube appearance and mention on the 'tom green show': [Youtube link removed as probable copyright violation]

-youtube documentary about a young man dressing up as strawberry clock, and spreading the word about the Clock Crew in trinity college in dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY_M4o3SWmY (unofficial title of the documentary is strawberry clock goes to dublin in case you need a more appropriate title for the video)

-also, the Clock Crew has been mentioned alot in those independent sites: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/clock-crew http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Website/TheClockCrew https://vimeo.com/tag:clock+crew

also, the Clock Crew's music album, has been featured in here: https://www.discogs.com/Clock-Crew-stopAllSounds/release/2545500 http://metunes.ru/release-idcfeihef/stopAllSounds https://www.discogs.com/label/217737-Clock-Crew-Music

-also, mentions in the 'urban dictionary' : http://el.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Strawberry+Clock http://el.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=king+of+the+portal

it should also be noted, that the Clock Crew, has been mentioned as a minor easter egg on the videogame Dying Light, and i can provide evidence of this below: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/newgroundsgames/curation/app/239140/ (it should be noted that both the steam group owner, and the commenters below are NOT CC members, and they are only gamers/users that are only familiar with the terms Clock Crew and of its online history.)

here is a mention in this link, by Tom Fulp, who is neither a Clock Crew member, nor a sponsor of any shape or form: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1383120

also, the Clock Crew could be added into the Flash Cartoons category, which is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Flash_cartoons

i do believe that, with over 400 flash animations online, the CC fits the bill on that specific subject.

once again, i apologise fo the HUGE message, and for the 1 million links, but please read them if you have time to spare, and please help me out with this rather complicated subject. i shall not write an article about this group, because i used to belong in it, and i dont want to have a conflict of interest.

have a nice day.

BB10clock (talk) 20:52, 21 March 2016 (UTC)


Dear BB10clock.
Looking over the page, Clock Crew was deleted on the grounds that it failed Wikipedia's tests of notability. Generally, Wikipedia's rule is that a topic needs to be covered in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, see this general guide to notability guidelines for more. Wikipedia's definition of 'reliable sources' is also a bit hard to pin down, but generally the more 'establishment', the more powerful the media outlet or publisher, the more likely it is to be classified as 'reliable' by Anglophone Wikipedians. For restoring this, you could look at the page WP:AFTERDELETE--however, based on the links you have posted here, I am not sure that your prospects of success are very high here. Wikipedia's policy is about making encyclopedic content that is manageable, so sets limits about what can be included....but this doesn't mean that Clock Crew are not important, perhaps only that you need better exposure or better PR. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 16:10, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Standard Mandarin listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 28, 2016[edit]

Hi, here's one of yours at TFA, I'm working on the TFA text now. - Dank (push to talk) 02:52, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Roman And Byzantine Military History[edit]

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Falklands[edit]

Hi Deacon! I noticed the recent changes you made to the Falkland Islands page (and other related pages to the term "Falkland"). I am interested in learning more about the source you bring up and the information it contains. If you can be so kind as to share it with us at Talk:Falkland Islands, it would be most welcome. Have a great day!--MarshalN20 Talk 16:23, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

None of us are "owners" of the Falkland Islands article, which is why I was the one who encouraged you to present your views in this article's talk page ([2]). You've made bold changes to a featured article, without first discussing them in the talk page; this is why your contributions have been reverted and now we are discussing them (per the WP:BRD cycle). Your changes were also wrong on technical aspects, as you yourself accept lacking the knowledge on how to properly cite material ([3]). I have politely requested that you provide the quote from Taylor and Markus supporting the bold claims, but so far you have not done so; however, you have confirmed that Taylor and Markus only point out that "falcon land" is a folk etymology. Have a good day.--MarshalN20 Talk 21:22, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Interesting, so now we have a third reason for your edit-warring. First it was WP:BRD, second it was that you believed a tertiary source to be a superior authority on Fife place-names than Fife place-name specialist S. Taylor, and, thirdly, now you were edit warring because you got the article through a FA vote and you believe that FAs can't be improved by editors other than yourself without explaining things to you that you could easily find out yourself on the talkpage. I've suggested that you reread or read WP:BRD (which you have actually disregarded despite your reliance on it), and I also suggest that you re-read my edit and comments, which you have summarised incorrectly. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 21:37, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Happy Saturnalia![edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 01:36, 18 December 2016 (UTC)