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1. Why did you delete my page when I hadn't finished writing it?

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2. Why did you delete my page for advertising? I wasn't trying to advertise!

Answer: Read Wikipedia:NPOV for guidance on how to word an article so that it doesn't sound like an advertisement.

3. Why did you delete my page for advertising? It was about a non-profit organisation!

Answer: Non-profit organisations advertise all the time - it's still promotion and the rule applies to them just as it does to commercial bodies. See no 2 above.

4. Why did you delete my article without warning?

Answer: Because you are not entitled to a warning if you don't follow the guidelines. See no 1 above.

5. Why didn't you do a google search and find references for my article and put them in for me instead of just deleting it?

Answer: Because I don't have time to do the boring bits for you. I have enough boring bits of my own to work on, thank you.

6. You have a very interesting view of neutrality. The authors you give credence to have a definite point of view and you discount those that disagree.

Answer: There is of course no answer because this is not a question. It's a snide comment added by someone who doesn't understand the NPOV rule. Possibly a Ricardian revisionist.

And please SIGN YOUR POSTS, otherwise I don't know who is asking me the question!


Please don't waste your time trying to steal my wikipedia ID. Mr in Sydney, Australia, is just one of many who have tried and failed to do this because it didn't occur to them that the new password would be sent to my e-mail address, not theirs. Mr in London is another. And now Ms in Wisconsin. And Mr in Kansas (this guy was so stupid he tried a second time using And here comes the latest chumpion, Mr in Kolkata. Today's nitwit is Mr, somewhere near Pittsburgh. And now Mr 2607:FB90:8A2:7CF2:0:2D:55C2:101 in Washington state. - Trinidad user (very exotic but very stupid).

They must be the brains of the outfit... Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 13:30, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

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Nitin Chandra[edit]

Please help in keeping Nitin Chandra he is well known director ~~

Richard J. Tobin page[edit]

Hi Deb, last Friday I created the page of Richard J. Tobin, CEO of CNH Industrial. You made the redirect of the page to the CNH Industrial page quoting it was just a CV. How can I fix it? I add that I am a paid user, I will specify it on my profile, and that I have the permission to publish both the text and the images (I will attach an email authorization from the company). Thanks, Antonio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Antonio Rossi 80 (talkcontribs) 14:07, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Time-dependent quantum harmonic oscillator with an applied linear electric field[edit]

Hi Deb, the Marc Kreisel page concerns a long-dead historical figure from the Los Angeles underground music scene whose bar closed in 2001, so there is nothing promotional about my well-referenced article. Thanks Sue

smartly page[edit]

Hi Deb, I was still in the process of editing the Smartly page when you deleted it... now all the info is lost I think Would it be possible to reinstate it so I can continue editing? 197122ah (talk) 16:15, 20 July 2017 (UTC) 197122ah

Hi Deb, I see from your feedback that you deleted my page because it did not give clear context and 'did not reference independently'. I note that similar articles on wikipedia to the one I wrote on a analytical solution to the Schrödinger equation give a brief introduction to the concept. I am happy to do this if you please undelete the article. As for referencing the work, the reference I used is, to my knowledge, the only published solution to the time-dependent quantum harmonic oscillator with an applied linear electric field. The reference I gave is an independent reference; it is a doctoral thesis from the University of York, UK which has been peer reviewed. I am willing to add more references to say the known mathematics used by the proof, but if you would like a different reference to the proof itself, I'm afraid that does not exist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt Hodgson (talkcontribs) 12:46, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Deb, I'm not sure how best to respond to the messages you send me, I hope this is the correct place. Firstly, my apologies, as I'm sure you can tell I'm new to editing wikipedia – I will find the article in my history. Secondly, I would like to point out that there are only a hand-full of known analytical solutions to the Schrödinger equation, and even fewer to the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. The fact that this reference is the only work on the matter does not suggest its lack of notability, but more so its novelty. I added the solution to the 'List of quantum-mechanical systems with analytical solutions', which is exactly what it is. As for my conflict of interest, a self-citation is common practice in science. The article is not written to promote myself in any way. I wrote the article to contribute knowledge to Wikipedia (regardless of who wrote it). I will add it to the quantum harmonic oscillator page if you like, but you should note that the QHO is a very big subject in physics and therefore I think my time-dependent solution would be more misplaced than it being in the list in its own right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt Hodgson (talkcontribs) 14:00, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Deb, thank you for your response. Although the solution is new, it certainly isn't a 'world-shattering idea'. It's simply another solution to the Schrödinger equation that was up to now unknown. I would think that no physics journal would publish it in its own right as it is not ground-breaking enough. I certainly do not plan on writing a paper centred around the idea just so it will be accepted onto Wikipedia. Nonetheless, I put it on Wikipedia as a way of cataloging the information, which I thought was exactly what Wikipedia was intended for – a way to make knowledge, that otherwise would be inaccessible, accessible to the general public. I might add that a doctoral thesis is a reference; it is peer-reviewed by world experts and to say that it is not a valid reference is offensive. If Wikipedia policy prevents this article from being accepted, then I will not push it, but I think the policies needs to be reconsidered. I would happily write to the appropriate authorities to make this point, if needed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt Hodgson (talkcontribs) 19:16, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Deb, are you telling me that the general public have ruled that PhD theses are not deemed proper reference material? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt Hodgson (talkcontribs) 22:37, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Deb, as you suggested I have read the guidelines. The reference I have used is made available to the public in some form, and by a third-party with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy. Hence, as far as I can tell, it is a valid reference. Furthermore, as I wrote before, I feel that adding my material to an exciting article would detract from said article. Therefore, I will respectfully resubmit my page for your approval. I will make sure to add context to my page this time, and thank you for your feedback.

Hi Deb, thank you for the advice. I have tried my best to take your comments on board when rewriting my contribution to Wikipedia. However, I'm afraid I don't understand why you (or another editor of Wikipedia) should think that this topic is not notable enough for a page. The article I wrote is simply another solution to add to the list of known solutions to the Schrödinger equation. Hence, if the reference used is valid and the list wishes to be as complete as possible, why should it not be added? I don't see why a certain solution should be missed out of a list of known solutions when it is simply considered less notable because it only has one valid reference. I would argue that in a list of known solutions to an equation, all known solutions are notable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt Hodgson (talkcontribs) 00:03, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

HI Deb, are you the one who removed the addition I made to the existing quantum harmonic oscillator page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt Hodgson (talkcontribs) 12:13, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Deb, thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt Hodgson (talkcontribs) 16:00, 5 January 2017 (UTC)


Thank you very much Deb, I appreciate your feedback. If you can restore the draft on InvestiRE I will edit that part of the article for your review. Best Garminio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garminio (talkcontribs) 12:55, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Deb. Yes I can confirm that I have no connection with the company. I am however interested in this sector (financial institutions and asset managers in Italy) and I plan if possible in the next months to contribute with a couple more articles on the lesser known financial companies in Italy. Kind Regards Garminio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garminio (talkcontribs) 15:49, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Deb I noticed you deleted my article on InvestiRE as it appeared to be promotional. I have read the guidelines and thought that the language used was neutral and my work well referenced (although in Italian for some of the references) and relevant. If you could provide some feedback I am willing to edit the article in order to make it compliant with Wikipedia policies.

Thank you very much Garminio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garminio (talkcontribs) 10:49, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

The Cherry Orchard[edit]

In that case why did you not delete Peter Brook's name along with Peter Hall's ? His production is also mentioned later down the page. You are supposed to be editing with NPOV. Gallura (talk) 17:50, 2 September 2016 (UTC)Gallura

  • You are supposed to be editing from NPOV. I noticed your edit because it was the most recent. Deb (talk) 19:04, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Very nice Saibnews (talk) 11:59, 7 November 2016 (UTC)


Photos of Wales[edit]

Hello, your name is listed here which seems a good way of reaching out to people editing articles related to Wales. As such I thought you might be interested in a notice at WikiProject Wales highlighting some newly available photos of buildings and places across Wales. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 14:31, 11 August 2016 (UTC)


This guys is vandalizing missouri. (talk) 20:24, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

WP:AN discussion[edit]

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Tag on Renaud Piarroux page[edit]

I am not used with wikipedia but have carefully read the wikipedia pages and can't really see why the tag on Renaud Piarroux page was put. All the words in this article can be verified. He is currently helping Haitian authorities eradicating cholera. In the last two weeks, many newspapers and TV have cited his work (see at the end). This work is resumed in a book intitled "deadly river" written by an emeritus professor of epidemiology at UCLA, which seams to be necessary to appear in Wikipedia.

So please could you be more specific and help to improve this article? Which part has to be deleted?

I try to delete some details. Would the following version agree to you?

Dr M Donnadieu

Dark Series, Books 24-30[edit]

That would be this list:

I got everything from the official site of the author, Christine Feehan. Thought putting the link to read the first chapter directly from the site would be enough to show where I got everything from. I'm sorry for assuming. It is my fault. Please tell me how to fix this so that others may learn about her wonderful books. As for Dark Legend, Dark Symphony, and Dark Hunger, they didn't go to their own pages on the books, but sent people back to Christine Feehan's wikipedia page. This is all so confusing. I even put their awards and everything. What was wrong with them?

-Emilywake (talk) 19:32, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Hey Deb. I've tagged Emilywake's articles for WP:RD1. All of the plot sections were copyright violations. — JJMC89(T·C) 21:30, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

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RfC: Protect user pages by default[edit]

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Regarding the deletion of Gian kumar page[edit]

Hi, Please let me know the reasons for deleting Gian kumar page, we had put all the relevant content and it was deleted by you before that, the page had no notices. Whatever the notices were there we have fixed it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jagadeshanh (talkcontribs) 08:28, 14 September 2016 (UTC)


Deb, could you look at this- is it worthy of G11? I trimmed it down to the bare-bones (and I doubt what's left is particularly worthy!) but if you see what it was like before- total puffery with not a ref in cite. Hope yer well, Muffled Pocketed 14:35, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Great Places to Work Australia deletion[edit]

Hi Deb, i understand that my page had room for improvement, could you please provide me for a draft so I can improve it without starting over? Thanks! Jaramalur 12 (talk) 18:41, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

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User Dillon2519992[edit]

Hi Deb, I don't understand why you deleted my page Logan Waller Page, apparently you claim that I violated a copyright infringement (G12: Unambiguous copyright infringement: copied from the only source cited) which apparently is a mistake because Government Agents are public domains and their pages can be made by anyone. (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dillon251992 (talkcontribs) 21:36, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Callcredit page recently deleted[edit]

Hi there

You recently deleted the 'Callcredit' page and I would like to restore it if at all possible? The content was updated with the information contained within their corporate boiler plate. (on news articles) If certain information needs to be removed in order to restore the page please can you confirm this and we can agree the content together.

Callcredit is one of the UK's three credit reference agencies, alongside Experian and Equifax so it's essential consumers are aware of who they are.

Regards Dorothy Jones — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Akaki Tsilosani[edit]

Prof. Akaki Tsilosani is a prominent transplant surgeon, founder of TALIZI Clinic. He is recognized worldwide as one of the leading surgeons. Member and expert of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). There surely should be an article about A. Tsilosani in English Wikipedia too. (like Doctor Koray Erdoğan for example). If an article needs some modification please let me know exactly what to do. Please don't delete an article. Zetalion (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:18, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

If an article needs some modification please let me know exactly what to do. I contribute to Wikipedia almost 10 years and I've read policies and want to modify this article so that it will be approved. Based on international recognition among colleagues and significant contribution to hair transplant surgery development, this article meets all Wikipedia criteria. I'm sure afer re editing and correction this article will be restored. Please advice exactly how to modify the article. Zetalion (talk) 23 July 2017

The user KiShara[edit]

They also made Norman Moore (psychiatrist) (Which I only moved as I didn't know it was a duplicate article-then I noticed how odd it was that the title had the initial c when that was not the middle name) Wgolf (talk) 21:05, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 12 October[edit]

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Hi Deb,

You have deleted my page, but I have rewrote the page and seems like it is working on up on the search engine, however, on the search engine under the meta title, the description still have "Note that once tagged with this notice, this article may be deleted at any time if it unquestionably meets the speedy deletion criteria, or if an explanation posted to..." how can I remove this in the search engine? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lesliewtsang (talkcontribs) 15:44, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

So you created a page about your company in order to get it listed on a search engine? Bad idea. Deb (talk) 08:54, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Elizabeth Koshy[edit]

Hi Deb: Please return the Elizabeth Koshy page to the way it was. You deleted my information and then redirected it to the Elizabeth Susan Koshy page without first going through the usual channels. If you do not do that then we will have to involve other people (ie. arbitration or similar processes) who may and probably will agree with me, especially considering the Elizabeth Koshy I wrote about is in a television series and a Hollywood film already. Antonio The Startler Martin (here) 23:33, October 17, 2016 (UTC)

Revision of a page subjected to speedy deletion[edit]

My apologies for not getting it right the first time round. You speedily deleted my proposed article about Boaz Tsaban, referring to A7. I have revised it and left it at for a week or so to get further feedback. It seems to me that Tsaban does have sufficient importance, though of course that is a subjective opinion. As now noted, he is a recipient of two national awards. While the Nessyahu prize was for his PhD thesis, it was deemed top in the country. The later Krill prize, of course, was six years after the PhD. While the number of his publications (which I have not noted) is significant it seems to me that he has produced lots of significant mathematics rather than lots of routine stuff. Some of that significant work has been referred to and cross-referenced with other sections of Wikipedia. I'd be grateful for advice you might have for this newcomer to contributing to Wikipedia. LowlanderToo (talk) 05:29, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

On deletion of Shovel face[edit]

You recently deleted this page. However, this name is verifiable. See sources.

No idea what you are talking about. Deb (talk) 20:32, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Faridnakhle (talk) 20:36, 21 October 2016 (UTC) Regarding Article of Faia Younan[edit]

Dear Deb,

You deleted my Article about Faia Younan saying that she has "No credible indication of importance". Faia Younan is a very important singer in my country (Lebanon), in Syria, and in the middle east.

She just released her new album "A sea between us"

you might as well look her facebook page, or youtube to see her concerts and events.

Faia held live performances and concerts in many different cities. Her concerts in Damascus (Opera House), Beirut (Unesco Hall, AUB assembly hall, USJ hall), Dubai (AUD hall), Amman (Odeon theatre) and Egypt (Cairo Opera House & bibliotheca alexandrina)

Faia also was on tour with the Orchestra of Syrian musicians and Damon Albarn & guests

Explained on your talk page. Please read the guidelines as requested. Deb (talk) 21:13, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for MacroGeo[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of MacroGeo. 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. GeoffreyT2000 (talk, contribs) 05:08, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Elizabeth Koshy (actress)[edit]

Okay looks like someone recreated Elizabeth Koshy (actress) that you deleted as well as Liza Koshy, which is the same person but the creators are different, possible SPI going on. Wgolf (talk) 02:57, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

User talk:Igaurrav[edit]

I only draw this to your attention in case it's something you automate which has gone wrong. Regards, Cabayi (talk) 15:09, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2016 October 25[edit]

A page you deleted, ref1 ref2, has been taken to deletion review.  I came here to look at the discussion with (one of) the deleting admin(s), and not only is there no such discussion, you've not been notified of the Deletion Review.  Note that the deletion review has been prematurely closed with what is in my opinion an out-of-process closure.  How does it happen that there can be more than one deleting admin? Thanks, Unscintillating (talk) 14:44, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Michael Rowe (actor)[edit]

Looks like Michael Rowe (actor) was recreated the moment you deleted it. Wgolf (talk) 20:28, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Regarding deletion of[edit]

Hi Deb,

I responded to your message regarding deletion of on my talk page a couple of weeks ago. Kindly help me in identifying the parts that looked promotional.

Almost all statements had multiple references, but I am happy to edit the bits that you do not feel fit in with Wikipedia rules.

Kindly advise. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RosettaCrystal (talkcontribs) 06:11, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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Feedback concerning advertising: Marbella International University Centre[edit]

Good morning Deb,

Can you please tell us why did you qualify some of the real information promotional? I would like your clarifications.

We used references to validate all the agreements and we just wrote the facts, so we are not sure which part you considered advertising.

I look forward to receiving your feedback. Kind regards.

Good morning Deb,

I checked all the information that you sent me and i have a few questions, i'll try to clarify the situation and i hope that you can spare some time to help me edit the article to make it neutral.

I'm currently working in the marketing department but i didn't try to use wikipedia for promotion, the fact is that all our competitors are in wikipedia and this increase their reputation so i believe that we should have one too, just to inform about the university.

Regarding the paid-contributions, if i understand it well, that was made for editors that decided to write about one topic because they were paid to do exactly so, for example, you are a high ranked wikipedia user and i pay you to create the article, that's not the case, i am not paying anyone and the university is not paying me to write the article.

Regarding the COI, you might be right, that's why i requested help to write the article as neutral as possible, in fact i asked one of our professors who used to be a journalist to review it.

I also checked the articles about our competitors such as IE (, SLU Madrid Campus (, Hult (

They use more promotional phrases than we do, for example:

"IE Business School is recognized as one of the leading business schools in the world and offers one of the most prestigious international MBA programs."

"Hult International Business School is the lead sponsor of the Hult Prize (formerly Hult Global Case Challenge), an annual international case competition launched in 2010 that asks students to find solutions to global social challenges."

"Hult has a student body comprising over 130 nationalities and an alumni network of over 16,000 professionals working across the globe."

"The student body at SLU-Madrid comprises approximately 750 students from over 65 different countries. English is the language of instruction, with selected courses offered in Spanish. The average class size is 14.8, and the student to faculty ratio is 11:1."

"Approximately 1,900 students from 90 countries undertake degree programs at IE each year. There are approximately 5,600 annual participants in the school's executive education programs. The school has offices in 28 countries and approximately 40,000 alumni residing in 102 countries.[1]"

A section about "Partner universities and institutions", same as we do. Another section about "programs" ...

To be honest with you, i don't see the difference between these articles and the one we wrote, also i don't see any reference to COI and it's obvious that this was their doing.

I don't mind changing the content of the article to make it more informative and less promotional, can you point me which parts do you think are promotional so i can improve them?

As i told you earlier and as you could see in the article, we are an international university that has worldwide students and has appeared on worldwide newspapers, also we have agreements with other well known universities around the world, i added references from trusted sources to confirm these facts.

Thanks in advance for your understanding and i look forward to receiving your thoughts. Kind Regards. Nacho Veiga. — Preceding unsigned comment added by NachoVeiga (talkcontribs) 11:28, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your help Deb, i just placed a request in wikipedia, is there a way to speed up the process? we are completely flexible to discuss your proposal. Kind Regards. NachoVeiga (talk)

Article deleted[edit]

Dear Deb,

I have written a page entitled Sabine Chaouche who is a researcher. This page has been deleted. However, the information was based on reliable websites (publishing houses, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Sorbonne university web page) etc. Please, check the notes and references. I am not quite sure to understand why you deleted this page since the author has made an outstanding contribution to the history of theatre (see the list of publications). Aline Di Samba (talk) 17:18, 12 November 2016 (UTC) With many thanks and best wishes, Aline Di Samba.

Actually your page was entitled Sabine chaouche, which is not a valid title. I've replied on your talk page advising what you can do to bring the article up to wikipedia standards. Why does she not have an article in French-language wikipedia? Deb (talk) 17:27, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Daisy Bates (actress) for deletion[edit]

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Please can you tell me why you have deleted all the pages I've spent ages creating this morning? They were purely informational about the books by William COntrol. I did mention where they could be bought but that can easily be removed without taking down the entire page. I'm really not happy about it so please sort this thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pippinangus (talkcontribs) 11:27, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, not sure how pages are inappropriate when they're purely information on published books. They fit the guidelines as far as I'm concerned. Perhaps you could point out your issue? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pippinangus (talkcontribs) 12:28, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Reason of deletion Elite Singles?[edit]

Hi Deb, Could you tell me the reasons of the deletion of this page? If it's too advertising we can make it more neutral, and it would be very good insight so our next pages meet the criteria from the start. I think the topic of the page in itself is important, since we are now number 5 of the online dating industry worldwide. Thanks for your help, --Jonas.junger (talk) 09:44, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Jonas.junger

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Deb.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Answer: article deletion (EliteSingles)[edit]

Hi Deb, Thank you for the very fast answer! My bad, I was unaware of the COI policy. We still believe that a page for EliteSingles on Wikipedia makes sense. As I understand I shouldn't edit pages related to me/my organization myself (we own other brands which have very old wikipedia pages not up to date), but only request an edit. Can I suggest to someone to write on the topic EliteSingles? Also,is it a COI to edit the Wikidata of this brand as well? Thank you for your help, --Jonas.junger (talk) 07:31, 16 November 2016 (UTC)Jonas.junger


You may wish to revoke talk page access as well.--Cahk (talk) 08:30, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Answer: Article Deletion (BookMyForex)[edit]

Hi Deb,

I see you've deleted the BookMyForex page that I created. You have done it twice and I understand that you've to do it if it does not match the guidelines. The last one that you deleted, you left a message on my talk page mentioning that it was promotional. I didn't disagree, however, I was working with an editor here, who was helping me to clean it. But You still deleted it. Then I went on and incorporated all the suggestions that were mentioned and followed guidelines and recreated the page, it was approved as non-promotional. Some changes were suggested and some edits were done by few wikipedia editors/contributors. No other editor had any issues with the page even the ones who edited it. The new page followed every guideline and still you deleted it without even giving me warning or suggesting an edit or where I went wrong. I completely understand that it is your right not to suggest or inform the page create. However, if the page followed the guidelines, why was it deleted and if it didn't, then normally other editors put up the 'improve this page because it looks promotional template' at the top of the page asking contributors to improve it. None of that was done and you deleted it and also restricted me to recreate it. I am just surprised that you are one of the only editor who takes a hardliner approach or maybe you did it on purpose. If the page I created was advertisement of the said company, then show me a page on here which isn't. If we have to follow the guidelines, same goes for you. I feel that your decision was biased and I have no idea why. I would really appreciate if you could give me a balanced and neutral point of view why this page was deleted?Bashir M (talk) 12:35, 17 November 2016 (UTC)Bashir M (talk) 12:35, 17 November 2016 (UTC)


Can you explain why you deleted it and cited it as advertising or promotion? First time I encounter this towards anything I ever created, and I am not affiliated with the product. Virtualerian (talk) 22:54, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Well, the product definitely meets Wikipedia's criteria of notability, and it cited at least one reliable source. The article did not contain the information where to obtain it, probably and misunderstanding. Do you want me to add additional sources? Virtualerian (talk) 23:19, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

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You are cordially invited to a sockpuppet investigation discussion[edit]

See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Shivam268 --Mr. Vernon (talk) 09:17, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

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Answer: article deletion (EliteSingles) 2[edit]

Hi Deb, I have tried to thoroughly follow the rules as you explained them to me. However nothing happens. We are still a 9 years old company with more than 15 millions users worlwide, with no wikipedia page. I read again the page about COI. I do have an external relationship, but strongly believe that the submitted article had a neutral point of view. Of course our intent is not to advertise, but considering that we are bigger than most of the other actors we should be in that list. Let me know if you agree or not :) And what should be the next steps after requesting an article. Best, Jonas --Jonas.junger (talk) 08:55, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Titus veturius geminus cicurinus (consul 462 BC)[edit]

There is another person of the same name is why "(consul 462 BC)" is necessary. See: Titus Veturius Geminus Cicurinus (consul 494 BC). I was just about to make a disambig page. Psychotic Spartan 123 13:04, 1 December 2016 (UTC)


Beat me to it, I was just about to CSD-G11 that one! South Nashua (talk) 12:49, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Article deleted[edit]

Dear Deb,

I have written a page on Parrot Disco UAV , apart from being the owner of one of these devices I have no relation or commercial interest whatsoever. After visiting the wikipedia page of a similar product the DJI Mavic decided to take it as reference to create the page in wikipedia since it does not exist. I ask you to reconsider your decision and if any part is incorrect or aganinst wikipedia policies tell me what the problem is, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JonSalue (talkcontribs) JonSalue (talk) 21:51, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Del-Ton Incorporated article deletion[edit]

Deb, I posted a page for Del-Ton Incorporated this week, and you deleted it for: "No credible indication of importance (individuals, animals, organizations, web content, events): unreferenced)". I did include references, including third party references. I am not a stakeholder in the company in any way, not even as a customer. They have been manufacturing firearms for over 15 years, and I was doing research on the topic when I discovered they did not have an entry here, whereas similar companies such as Bushmaster and DPMS Panther Arms do. Please let me know if there is something I can do to improve my article to the point it will not be deleted. Jbigboote (talk) 16:54, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Citations needed on Rebecca Strickson page[edit]

Hi Deb, thanks very much for your advice on the Rebecca Strickson page that I created. This was my first-ever Wikipedia article created from scratch, although I've made small edits before, and was prompted by a BBC article about adding women. As I'm a beginner I'm keen to learn how to do it properly. I was wondering how many citations would normally be necessary as I tried to find lots and had about a dozen, including from the Telegraph and Royal Mail. What types of things would you advise citing in addition to this? Or is it about types of sources? Much appreciated. ~~Possiblymaybeme~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Possiblymaybeme (talkcontribs) 23:32, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Neit Company[edit]

Hello Deb, you deleted an article that I wrote - Neit (company). Can you please give me the text of the article so I can work on it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradley Anderson (talkcontribs) 11:24, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

As you have asked me on my page, I do not have a conflict on interest here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradley Anderson (talkcontribs) 11:51, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Please check now. Removed all the mentions or price and specifications. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradley Anderson (talkcontribs) 07:25, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Article deletion even if neutral[edit]

Dear Deb, I'm just trying to add a wikipedia entry about a software that was released recently. I spent weeks learning how wikipedia works and creating a coherent (and neutral) article with a table of content.

1- First I get told that there is a copyright infringement 2- Then I reply that no there is none, that I wrote the text myself and I know the developers 3- My article gets deleted 4- I removed all the text beside the release date and 1 unique and neutral sentence for description and repost the article 5- You've removed my article saying it was unambiguous advertising.

How is "This software was released on this date and does this" advertising in my case, but not for every other software out there? This is confusing.

Do I need to ask someone else to post the article? Please just tell me what to do, what I did wrong or if I should just give up.


FFBXill — Preceding unsigned comment added by FFBXill (talkcontribs) 15:49, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Dear Deb, Thank you for your reply.

I do know what a COI is and my article was not promotional or advertising but simply an informative source. You still didn't tell me what is wrong with the content of my article. You just presume that I am trying to use Wikipedia for advertising purposes but I am the most competent person to write on the topic.

Why is Wikipedia hosting information only on widely popular softwares often made by big companies and not others from independent developers that are more specialized? Is popularity a criteria to have an article about a software accepted on Wikipedia?

Thanks again,

FFBXill (talk  —Preceding undated comment added 15:46, 20 December 2016 (UTC) 

All the best for 2017![edit]

Why you delete my page?[edit]

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I didn't create any page for promotional purpose.. Why u delete my company page? Mehmoodmemon (talk) 12:58, 20 December 2016 (UTC) Because you used promotional language. Deb (talk) 13:15, 20 December 2016 (UTC) I am not promoting anyone here, I created the page which is required for our local audience.. You must understand this point an I am not giving any link to main website.. If this is promotional what do you think about this page "Kaymu Pakistan" Kindly reactivate my page.. That page wasn't promotional..

Nomination for deletion of Template:USTop40s[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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RedVoice, LLC deletion[edit]

Please help me understand why exactly the RedVoice page I created today was deleted. I would also like to get the resource page back for future improvement.

I read the previous pages reasons for deletion. The problem stated on the previous deletion was that it was deleted because it didn't have resources. This one had 3 resources, 2 of which were made within the last year, including one in the last month. Two of the three resources were neutral resources, while the third one was a Premiere Radio Networks press release showing they handle distribution for the RedVoice games. So it did address that issue, and the fact that Premiere Radio Networks assists them ties in another major radio network that is also listed. There was also new content, so it wasn't identical to the previous pages deletion. It also didn't violate any type of copyrights.

RedVoice is producing more content than groups like Nevada Sports Network at this time, and it had content showing they plan on beginning a game of the week in the next couple of years. It also showed they plan on going into college basketball. In other words they plan on becoming more major than Touchdown Radio and Compass Media Networks, both which have pages that are ok.

So why exactly is RedVoice not acceptable? Is it just because it had the same name as a previously deleted page? Thank you for your time. Bigddan11 (talk) 22:44, 23 December 2016 (UTC)[edit]


Robert_McClenon left me a message saying that I "may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice." So I just tried to do that, and found that I was unable to prevent its deletion, because it had already been deleted!

At most, I was given a few hours to remove the notice. This not a reasonable amount of time.

The thing that was deleted was not even an article per se; it was a request for article translation from the German Wikipedia. Said request was created in accordance with the instructions found at WP:TRANSLATETOHERE . Those instructions told me to create the article on English Wikipedia as a stub article, and immediately tag it with a translation template.

Yes, the article was deleted four years ago. I read the reasons given for its deletion, and they reflected a profound misunderstanding of the notability of this think tank. So I gave an explanation of that underneath my request for translation. Would the request for translation still exist, if I had said nothing about the reasons the article was inappropriately deleted four years ago?

Furthermore, notability is a thing that changes over time. If four years is not sufficient, how much time must pass before a second discussion about a subject's notability may be held?

Is there a way to restore my request for article translation? GPS Pilot (talk) 01:34, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

There is certainly a misunderstanding here, and it is yours, GPS Pilot. You did not create an article, you created a request in article space, containing your own views on whether the article was notable or not. This is not a way to request a translation. Please read Wikipedia:Translation for further instructions. Robert explained this clearly to you in his initial advice. Deb (talk) 14:28, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I created a translation request in article space. I read WP:TRANSLATETOHERE several days before you directed me to that page. It instructed me to create the article on English Wikipedia as a stub article, and immediately tag it with a translation template. In which space should this be done, if not in article space?
And then I went above and beyond the WP:TRANSLATETOHERE instructions by adding some facts about the subject's notability. The reaction to my going above and beyond seems rather like the Soup Nazi (if you're familiar with that character). "NO ARTICLE TRANSLATION REQUEST FOR YOU!" If going above and beyond was out of line, you could have simply deleted the offending lines, instead of the entire article translation request. As Wikipedia editors, using a scalpel, not a hatchet, is within our power. Doesn't that seem like a more reasonable approach?
And I would appreciate some answers to my other questions:
  • Notability is a thing that changes over time. If four years is not sufficient, how much time must pass before a second discussion about a subject's notability may be held?
  • Robert said I may remove the proposed deletion notice. Do you think a few hours was a reasonable amount of time to do that?
  • Is there any way to restore my request for article translation?
GPS Pilot (talk) 20:44, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Also, Deb, you have not acted in accordance with deletion criteria WP:G4. This criteria "excludes pages that are not substantially identical to the deleted version". My request for translation, which was nothing like the deleted version of the article, is excluded from WP:G4. GPS Pilot (talk) 20:59, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
You didn't create the article as instructed. You just created a request for translation. A request for translation is not an article, even when it has a stub notice attached to it. You're correct in saying I shouldn't have used G4. I should have used G6: Deleting pages unambiguously created in error.Deb (talk) 17:17, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
I stated back on 24 Dec that what I created was a request for translation, not an article. That was my intent. And I believe I created it in accordance with the WP:TRANSLATETOHERE instructions. (No one has explained how I deviated from those instructions -- except to say that I should not have done this in article space -- but when I ask "in which space then should I have done this?" they give no answer.) So your strident complaint that I "DID NOT CREATE AN ARTICLE" makes no sense. I am trying to find out how WP:G6 applies; i.e., I am trying to find out how the page was created in error.
And you continue to avoid answering the three reasonable bulleted questions I asked above. Having contributed to WP for over 10 years, I am not a newbie. I am much more helpful to newbies than you and Robert have been to me. For the sake of the Wikipedia community, please use a mentoring approach with less-experienced editors, not an antagonistic approach. GPS Pilot (talk) 17:55, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
Replied on your talk page. Deb (talk) 12:12, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Deb wrote,
This is getting very tedious. You claim to be an experienced contributor but you have made a total of 220 edits in your eleven years here - and that's counting the ones that have been deleted. It's been explained to you multiple times that you don't create a request for translation in article space. The instructions which you've been referred to clearly state that you should "create the article on English Wikipedia as a stub article, explaining or defining the subject of the article in a sentence or two ". You did not do this. Instead you created a request in article space that should have gone in Wikipedia:Requested articles. Maybe these instructions are complicated, but you will have to master them if you are ever going to make a significant contribution to this encyclopedia.
The instructions that I have been referring people to (WP:TRANSLATETOHERE) clearly state that there are two methods for requesting a translation:
  1. one can create the article on English Wikipedia as a stub, then immediately tag it with a translation template; OR
  2. one can "add a page request red link in the Requested articles Project section with the proposed title of the article which will contain the translation adding an interwiki link to the foreign-language Wikipedia page(s). Note that fewer people will likely see a request created using this method."
I did not find this "complicated" at all.
The second method seems inferior, as editors are warned that fewer people will see the request. So I attempted to follow the first method. But you seem to be telling me that I should not have even attempted the first method. You say that I should not have created the translation request in "article space." I have asked multiple times: for editors following the first method described at WP:TRANSLATETOHERE, if "article space" is not the place to create stub articles, is there some other space in which they should be created? The lack of a straight answer to this question is indeed very tedious. I do not know of any other space in which one can create a stub article, as directed by the first method of requesting a translation.
What I find complicated is that you quote this portion of WP:TRANSLATETOHERE -- "create the article on English Wikipedia as a stub article" -- and then you go on to complain about how I created a request for translation in article space. Perhaps you are conflating the two approved methods of requesting a translation. GPS Pilot (talk) 22:15, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Joanna Gaines A10[edit]

I noticed you deleted Joanna Gaines (reality star) and said that the existing redirect exists because she isn't notable. I couldn't find any AfD or other discussion in the logs. I came across it after adding sources and expanding Chip Gaines to rescue that article from BLP PROD. The couple almost certainly meets WP:GNG, WP:NACTOR, and possibly WP:NAUTHOUR. If there is an AfD I should be aware of before starting to work on the Joanna Gaines article, I'd like to know, so I thought I would ask you. Thanks! TonyBallioni (talk) 22:30, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Secrets of the gnomes[edit]

Hello! Secrets of the gnomes is copied from The_Secret_Book_of_Gnomes, which was previously describing both the series and the second book, which does not make any sence since their names are different. I'll redirect it to that page for now. How do I prove the notability? There is already page for the first book (Gnomes (book)) and the series (The_Secret_Book_of_Gnomes), do they seem notable to you? --Ville-v (talk) 21:42, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Ben Lerer[edit]

I'm not sure if this is how I'm meant to ask a question but hopefully I'm getting this right! If not, I apologize.

I was only a few minutes into writing about Ben Lerer when it was deleted right as I was sitting here at my computer adding references. He is in the news a lot and runs a large business. Can you help me understand why it was deleted within minutes while I was writing? Should I have waited to completely finish before hitting save? Also, I thought I was successfully linking to sources for every part (I read the beginners page). sbkrbu — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sbkrbu (talkcontribs) 19:04, 2 January 2017 (UTC)


Curious to know how you made the connection between Gallura and or is it just circumstantial based on that person's PR connections? Sionk (talk) 19:44, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Is there a reason you didn't attempt to delete Jennifer Caron Hall? I would have thought it was a prime candidate for PROD'ing but, because it's been allowed to stay for so many years, AfD may be the only option. Sionk (talk) 20:31, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
No, I don't think it met the criteria for a speedy, and I monitor it to try and get rid of any promotional stuff.Deb (talk) 08:50, 5 January 2017 (UTC)


Deleting talk page warnings is fine so long as somebody is keeping tabs and making sure that repeat offences get properly escalated - it's certainly useful for showing us that the user has read a particular warning.

If that's happened here and Gallura has continued with COI/peacock article creations after receiving a COI warning, and if COI promotion as part of PR work is pretty much all they've been doing at Wikipedia, ANI seems like the next step. (No point bothering WP:COIN, I think, when she seems to have admitted the conflict of interest.) --McGeddon (talk) 19:51, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Why dont you have a look at some of my articles on, for instance, Hans Rehfisch? Just a thought. Or perhaps you don't like to look at the evidence in front of your eyes. I wrote that because I met someone who told me about him at a party. I guess that constitutes too close a close connection and COI, in your book. I deleted those entries in my Talk page because they were in bright red, which I find offensive, as one of your number was repeatedly trying to goad me into completing a page I had no interest in completing. Do feel free to reinstate them if you really must. The others were disambiguation pages. They had a note on them saying I'm free to delete them. Make no mistake, I have not admited a conflict of interest. Gallura (talk) 20:36, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm afraid you did that just today - right here. Deb (talk) 22:13, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Atomic Game Engine[edit]

Hi Deb, You recently deleted the page I created for Atomic Game Engine as advertising/COI. While I understand the COI considering I'm a contributor to the engine (it is open source and I contribute in that capacity), the reason for adding the page in the first place was to allow inclusion without a redlink on List of game engines. It is/was certainly not advertising. I followed the pattern of other game engines in the list, which is why I included a feature list.

I understand from Request Edit that I need to add a new section to request an edit by someone impartial. However how would I go about requesting the addition of a new page like this, so that the entry in the table is valid? Should I add a request section on the game engine list, with instructions/request to add a new page for the full topic as well?

Thanks, Matt --Mattbenic (talk) 13:52, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Atomic Game Engine[edit]

Thanks, I'll try that. --Mattbenic (talk) 14:00, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

deleted Atria publishing group[edit]

Hi Deb--I created the Atria Publishing Group page and was planning to work on it today. I took a break to drink my coffee and get dressed for the day. I returned to my desk to find in that brief time it had been noted for speedy deletion, and then very speedily deleted. I appreciate the speediness, however I am an experienced editor and will now need to re-start the article. It would be nice if there was at least a day or two break. Jaldous1 (talk) 16:51, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of List of works of fiction set in 2029 for deletion[edit]

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deleted mydlabs and  ???[edit]

Hi Deb ... you have deleted my pages both mydlabs and but you gave me very generic info on why you deleted. please revert the text to me to modify and upload ... it's 40 min work. appreciated. also the pages i am trying to create are my company pages. cheers

Looking for a template[edit]

Hi Deb, I'm looking for the template you used here I've made my own kind of lame version, this looks a lot better & would be useful on NPP. Thanks! JamesG5 (talk) 16:30, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Jamie Maddison[edit]

Hi Deb, the reason I've asked for this page to be deleted is in order to redirect Jamie Bunchuk here. User:Tianshansky created JM as a new article, claiming that Bunchuk is now known as Maddison, and turn the original page into a redirect, thus losing the page's history. As I understand it, JM needs to be deleted, and JB moved to JM. Cheers IdreamofJeanie (talk) 16:57, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Deb!

Thanks so much for taking the time to go through the article I submitted Dale Peterson (Director). I'm new to the submitting process but love Wikipedia so I'm glad I've got an experienced user on the case! I see you deleted the article with reason of (I think it said A7) - Lack of evidence to prove importance or something like that :) Well there is plenty out there I can use to prove that the director I'm submitting for is indeed notable enough, I'm sure I submitted the links but if not I can send you some?

Many thanks,

TheGoodSquire (talk) 01:21, 23 January 2017 (UTC)TheGoodSquire, Aaron.


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Doing time...[edit]

Wikipediazzz has just been reblocked indef as your 4 decades, 7 years, 27 days, 18 hours, 24 minutes and 43 seconds block didn't stop them from posting junk. (I was only just beaten to the reblock...) If you've dome any others like that, it might be worth indeffing instead. Peridon (talk) 17:34, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Did I do that? I can't imagine how, but great! Deb (talk) 17:35, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
There's a bug, apparently. If you use any length not in the dropdown, it does some weird calculation involving 1970 for the display, but applies the time you said to the actual block. Yours was for 12 hours, it seems. There's a thread at VPT about it - I didn't find this stuff out myself. Those that know about these things are looking into it, but advice is to stick to the presets for the time being. I was beaten to the reblock by Widr, and there's a little bit on his page about it too. Peridon (talk) 18:01, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Hmph - I'm sure I picked it off the drop-down. Deb (talk) 19:09, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

User talk:Experion Developers[edit]

You deleted their user page, but it'S on the TP now. Take care! O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 12:11, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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AECOsim Building Designer - new page deleted[edit]

Hi Deb, Sorry this is my first wikipedia edit. I wasn't aware of the extent of COI restrictions or the request change workflow. I added this page as the references elsewhere are hideously out of date (2012). I work for the software vendor Bentley Systems in user support so only intended to provide an up to date reference to the term, not an advertisement. MT Bentley (talk) 13:01, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi Deb, I just re-created the Cairo (band) page and it looks like it was deleted. It was there for years until I tried to up date the information the other night, Being new to Wiki I was blocked because I made a username that was unacceptable. Since then I just created a new account, found the cached web page and cloned and updated the information. All information was true and correct. Why did you delete it? I will humbly correct any and all mistakes I made. It is very important to the history of our band Cairo (band) that the page is there. Please help.

Thank you for your time! Jeff Brockman founding member of the band Cairo. Prog2017 (talk) 09:52, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

You moved Johnkutty to John Kutty, his credited name is Johnkutty in films and his official website (also see IMDb). Please move it back. Some Indian names don't have surnames. --2405:204:D307:5A2D:C21:6A3:D48A:57C1 (talk) 13:27, 6 February 2017 (UTC)


Hi Deb, nice to meet you. Could you explain the conflict of interest on the page I created please as there is no affiliation with this person but I would like her to be represented properly on Wikipedia. Could you please leave her name as Triona and not Carville as it just reads and sounds strange. Many thanks and best regards, Chris. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chriswsi (talkcontribs) 13:02, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Deleted Page[edit]

Hi Deb! Saw that our page wwas deleted when we went back to edit it. It was not trying to be promotional on purpose, our writer did not do it correctly. We have a new writer that will follow the guidlines better. Is it possible to undo the delete or can I create a new Serbsican Page? Thank you! --Serbsican (talk) 15:48, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Just letting you know[edit]

I know my username is Echo9001, but the article was not autobigraphical. It was just a coincidence. If that wasn't the only reason why you deleted the article, that's ok, just making sure you knew. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Echo9001 (talkcontribs) 21:44, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Mario Henrico[edit]

Although that was reported as a revert, it sort of was and sort of wasn't a revert. Maybe I'll try to think of moving pages like that to be user pages. Robert McClenon (talk) 16:41, 17 February 2017 (UTC)



Would you mind if I nabbed your idea of FAQ-ing common talk page questions and put something similar in an editnotice of my own?

Thank you!

DrStrauss talk 17:46, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Kerry Lee Crawford[edit]

Hello Deb, I noticed that the page named 'Kerry Lee Crawford' was deleted today with the claim that the page had already a discussion page for deletion and you reached that the page should be deleted. O.K. I'm not the author that made the first copy of the article. Yet, I built another one from scratch and tried to be accurate when it comes to creation, phrasing and citing sources. Can you tell me why wasn't I notified that the page is proposed for deletion instead of deleting it immediately? I have put a lot of hard work in order to come up with that result. Can you point me to a reason for deletion with the article itself? And what should have I done when creating the page after knowing the subject was deleted before? Thanks!Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 18:28, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Well, there is a deletedwiki that somehow copies what is deleted here. I have questioned about it and they told me it was not part of wikipedia. Plus, I had a copy of the first one and changed a lot in it. I searched a lot. Some people even contributed to it. After creation, there is one admin (or someone of higher privileges) who reviewed the article and approved it. Can you tell me please what exactly is wrong in the article so I can work on fixing that?Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 19:09, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I have checked the discussion and you determined that the guy was not notable enough. Although I have no access now to the final version of the article, I have some evidence to demonstrate notability of this guy. He has been featured on CKFG-FM (already has a wikipedia page), CityNews (already has a wikipedia page). Am I missing something?Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 19:51, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • As for the guy who approved the article, the notification disappeared after deleting the article. And I don't really remember his name but that has happened. The draft only was proposed for deletion because it was a duplicate after publishing the article.Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 19:50, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Who is that one that tagged my article as promotional? I received a notification after posting like that: The page Kerry Lee Crawford has been reviewed. But the notification disappeared after deletion like I said. Can you point me please to what is wrong with my article? Thank you. Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 20:18, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • If you mean the draft, it was only proposed for deletion because it was by then a duplicate after publishing the main article. Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 20:21, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • You are beginning to speak in a really unfriendly way and I feel offended. I told you, deb, it was notable when saying: "He has been featured on CKFG-FM (already has a wikipedia page), CityNews (already has a wikipedia page)". And you never responded. The article was approved the first time I wrote it and you deleted it. I DID NOT use promotional wording and tried to be as objective as I can. If you look closely at the draft, you will see the problem is that it's just a duplicate of the main one. Can you point me please to the rejection with the explanation "Unremarkable person"? Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 20:46, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Deletion review for Kerry Lee Crawford[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Kerry Lee Crawford. 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. Khaled Abolaynain (talk) 23:03, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Baron Hill (house)[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Baron Hill (house)—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 05:54, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

An undeclared paid editor[edit]

Hi Deb! An editor reverted your post with the edit summary "...The page was not created as promotional but for purely informational purposes about a fashion brand with heritage. Similar page for another brand - Karen Millen...". That is not true. This editor clearly works for Xanda and edited/created Ariella Fashions, Menaye Donkor and Lotus Restaurant, all Xanda clients. The only article edited not clearly a Xanda client is Casa Tua. This editor seems to be here mainly to promote their clients. Thoughts? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:34, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

I started an ANI thread here. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:55, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Deb[edit]

First time speaking to you. I saw you blocked Themasterofdenial, not sure if you saw this edit but they appear to be a sock as well. Thanks for the work you do for wiki Chris "WarMachineWildThing" Talk to me 18:40, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

RE: Themasterofdenial[edit]

Thanks for dealing with the said user. I've already been through enough trouble on Wikia. There happens to be another user on Wikia with the same username, though I can't say whether the two are related or if it's another user on Wikia that I've had to put up with that may have been trying to impersonate them here. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 00:01, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure whether it's the same user, but it seems that this user is trying to bother me as well, claiming that he is not the same as the user that left me that message. Whether or not it is the same user is not my concern. My concern is that this user is a user which I have had to put up with on Wikia, as he has been harassing me for the past half-year. So I really would like it if he could be asked to leave me alone. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 11:05, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Deb. The user Themasterofdenial is impersonating my Wikia account. I will leave you both alone, but I would first like to alert you and C.Syde65 to this fact.
ThemasterofdenialREAL (talk) 11:07, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
To be honest I couldn't care less if these two users are the same or not the same. I have warned this user above me to stop interacting with me, as I cannot afford to take anymore of their recipes for trouble, whether they are intended in good faith or not. I am 50% convinced that the first user was indeed an impostor, but I don't want either of these users, whoever they are (since I am almost certain I know who they both are), to contact me. I seriously have had enough to cope with already from them both. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 11:12, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Why are you canceled the pages[edit]

Why are you canceled the pages? Give me a reason--Musicale 89 (talk) 18:43, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Unsatisfactory solution[edit]

If find this to be an unsatisfactory solution to the problem. Highmead Dairies Ltd appears to be a non-notable company. As such the page should either be improved or deleted. Redirecting to Llanybydder violates the principle of least astonishment since the article about Llanybydder does not once mention the Highmead Dairies. A user ending up on this page via the redirect will have no idea why they got there. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 20:51, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Well, that isn't true, is it? I guess you were writing this while I was in the process of making the changes. Deb (talk) 12:12, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Highmead Dairies Ltd[edit]

Hi Deb, I completely understand your concern but I'm not sure what references would be needed to confirm the business' notability. I have a logo and an online news article if it would help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CustomPackaging (talkcontribs) 20:53, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

I found a couple of news articles and I think they will do the job in the context of the Llanybydder article. It seems to me that it's not a notable company in its own right, but as an important employer in the locality it's worth including in that article. Its historical importance to the development of the local economy may be significant.Deb (talk) 12:10, 14 March 2017 (UTC)


Cor-type can link to the country's specific article page on coronations (i.e. "Coronations in Poland", "Coronations in Norway", etc.) as you can read in the documentation (scroll done)... I hope this clears the confusion and I have undone your reverts. Regards. --Re5x (talk) 13:29, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

@Re5x: Unfortunately that premise is an anachronism; many of these countries did not exist as they are recognised today, and your edit at Richard III of England is a good example. It is, in fact, the very reason you have been just been reverted there :) — O Fortuna! Imperatrix mundi. 14:35, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Hmm... I believe England is described in the history section of the main article? Anyway... Maybe it can be excised there if you wish but in more modern case like "Norway"'s Haakon VII I think it still fits. Regards. --Re5x (talk) 14:41, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

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Themasterofdenial again[edit]

Themasterofdenial is back with more crap. This time he restored a message on my talk page against my will, even though I have told him before, I do not want him trying to contact me, and that he is to stay away from anything related to me, since he's caused enough trouble for me for a lifetime. I want him to stop trying to aggravate me at all costs. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 20:34, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Also I do not care if he was trying to restore a message because of these guidelines. He is only doing this to aggravate me and for my own personal safety, I must keep him from stalking me at all costs. I also wish I could have my talk page archived if that's okay. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 20:40, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Ah, looks like you messaged me before I wrote the second comment! :D ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 20:41, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
No I don't mind at all. I was tense when I wrote that message - just like I always am when he's around - anyway. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 20:42, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
The said user hasn't made any attempts to restore the message that I removed, but he's still looking for an excuse to counter what has been said to him, as shown here. I simply cannot allow that message to be restored, because doing so would be in violation of my current tactics to put a stop to any further association with him. I seriously couldn't care less what his reasons are. If it really bothered him that much, he should have told an admin, but without so much as making one single edit anywhere inside my own user space. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:22, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
That's great since I don't feel that I would have been able to respond myself, since I don't think I would have been able to do so without sounding irritated, and even if I could have, I don't think it would have had any effect, since it's already clear that this is just a game to him.
I instead posted those messages that I would have posted on the said user's talk page in my sandbox since I felt that I needed to post them, though I removed them since I never intended to keep the messages I'd written since I was unsure they were suitable for this kind of situation. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 07:08, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

RE: Archiving your talk page[edit]

Ah, right. I tried archiving it earlier but it said that I didn't have the permissions needed to be able to create talk page archives. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 21:11, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

T:DYK and "recently created"[edit]

I saw that you think that "archive" is misleading at T:DYK - but WP:Recent additions is the misleading title, in fact. It is an archive of what's appeared at DYK, and articles don't have to be "recent" to make it to DYK - they can be expanded five-fold, for instance, or new promotions to GA status. "Recently created articles" is therefore wrong. "Archive" is also the term used in the TFA and OTD boxes on the main page for the link to the page of previous days' listings. Would you be willing to revert and discuss your change? Regards, BencherliteTalk 14:53, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Imam Khomeini Airport City[edit]

Dear Deb, I hope you find this message in a great health. I am a member of imam khomeini airport city company. We try to add a page as we can not edit Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport and this page contains old data.

Imam Khomeini Airport city also is different from an airport. You can read more on Aerotropolis article here in Wikipedia. Withmajid (talk) 15:27, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) That's a conflict of interest as you're trying to add an entry to the page or create about it. I strongly recommend that you place an edit request on the talk page, drafting the proposed article, and submitting to WP:AFC for review. KGirlTrucker81 huh? what I've been doing 15:42, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Jeffrey Wall[edit]

May want to double check that G3. The internet seems to disagree. I was trying to decide what to do with it when you deleted. I'm pretty sure being acting solicitor general for a few weeks doesn't make a body notable, but I'm also pretty sure it's disqualifying for A7, and definitely for G3. TimothyJosephWood 18:08, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

SOUNDKODE speedy deletion[edit]


I had made the edits requested, which included adding a discography. Why was the page still deleted?TimeForTruth (talk) 13:11, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Deb, I had to recreate the article to pull all of the information from it, to paste in the Article Creation Wizard. I did not recreate it to cause a problem.TimeForTruth (talk) 13:14, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Emma Burke Collins[edit]

Hi Deb. Why did you move the article -with no discussion- from Mrs. E. Burke Collins to Emma Burke Collins? Emma was married to Mr. E. Burke Collins[1] but Emma never seemed to have referred to herself as "Emma Burke Collins".[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]. Thank you, --Rosiestep (talk) 21:57, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

i am not advertising[edit]

if you think that am advertising then take the writeup remove my advert points and post it i will accept it — Preceding unsigned comment added by BirialaGday (talkcontribs) 14:36, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Need your help with something[edit]

Hi Deb, Thank you for all your contributions to Wikipedia. You had deleted a page for Wassim Rasamny. Fine, you are the expert and you do what's best. However, a google search with his name is now showing this link:

Is there a way to remove this bot-generated site? It is not good for his reputation to have that on Google search as first thing. Your help is highly appreciated. Thank you, --EditorExpress (talk)

(talk page watcher) @EditorExpress: No, it's a completely different website, so you will have to contact them directly. They mirror our deleted pages. On another note, what's your connection to Wassim Rasamny? — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:53, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) @Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: big fan of his work and have been in touch regularly with him about projects that he helped with. recently this issue came up and helping because his reputation means a lot to me and projects i work with. do you have any advice on how to contact ? EditorExpress (talk)
H'mmm they seem to curiously inscrutable, as it goes; even their so-called 'Help' page redirects to the Mediawiki homepage. Try using a search engine, their name + 'contact' or something. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 13:19, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Fred penner[edit]

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Seems to be a redirect that has taken a life of its own. The article is also available at Fred Penner, which I presume is what it was moved too.

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Sorry for the PROD notice Deb, but it seems like the article has been created there despite the redirect that should have been left after the move. --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 16:51, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Fred penner for deletion[edit]

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"duplicates an existing topic"[edit]

"Recently created article that duplicates an existing topic, List of most viewed YouTube videos", but it doesn't. Please read the article before you delete it.--I'm on day 4 (talk) 21:08, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Please write a proper article, as opposed to an incomplete, out-of-context list that purports to list the most viewed YouTube videos, before you complain about it being deleted following nomination by another contributor. Deb (talk) 21:10, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Important videos[edit]

"22:04, 2 May 2017 Deb (talk | contribs) deleted page Important videos (A1: Short article without enough context to identify the subject)", but it had enough context to identify the subject.--I'm on day 4 (talk) 22:05, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

If it had, I would not have deleted it.Deb (talk) 22:06, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
It did, so you should not have deleted it. Maybe I am just better at juding these things. I should go to law school.--I'm on day 4 (talk) 22:13, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) Just saying some videos are important, does not a credible claim of significance make- see the word *credible* there? — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 22:21, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
It is the most viewed playlist on YouTube.--I'm on day 4 (talk) 22:36, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Well, it must've been one helluva short list then :) in any case, that would (presumably) make it eligible for WP:A10 (re' List of most viewed YouTube videos, etc.) — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 22:46, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
It was actually a blank list. Here's the total content: "Important videos is the name of the most viewed playlist on YouTube. None of the videos themselves are among the most viewed." Make some sense of that if you can, FIM! :-) Deb (talk) 09:01, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Brilliant! Obviously going for the Kafkaesque appraoch. Well, I apologise for reading slightly more in to it than it deserved... Hey, maybe I should go to law school! :D — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 10:20, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Thought you already had... Deb (talk) 11:32, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Chance would be a fine thing! — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 08:58, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Bint Al Bilaad[edit]

Materialscientist guided me about the use of sandbox. I am newbie here. And obviously deleting is easy way out cause no body has time to correct others article. So, can you just give me access to my deleted article's content and I experiment on it in sandbox. And if lucky, with help of wiki society, I might be able to publish my first article. Zeeshantariq01 (talk) 08:23, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

No, I don't have that content. As a matter of fact, I was editing the article (removing the probable content flagged as advert) during the time of your deletion. And when i save it, it said, The page is deleted and I was like wow! I attended an exhibition in Lahore, Pakistan. This brand was there. And looked it up on internet to study about it and found nothing on wikipedia. And thought that like other pakistani brand e.g khaadi, chenone etc they should have an article too. Because thats what wikipedia is all about, isn't it? encyclopedia for everything. Zeeshantariq01 (talk) 08:55, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Wow, Great, Thanks alot. :) And I hope you won't mind if I reached out to you again for some help. Cheers Zeeshantariq01 (talk) 09:32, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Tags on T. Sadow[edit]

Hi Deb, Thanks for your review of my recent posting on T. Sadow. As per your suggestion on connected contributions, I shall avoid future edits (apart from making corrections you suggest on the current article) and will request edits in future. I note your valid suggestions for the need for citations. I would appreciate your assistance in identifying the promotional wording that lead you to add the advertising tag. As many other posters on your talk page have suggested this was not the intention and the post was written after referring to guidelines and making efforts to provide external citations. Finally I would like to argue on your use of the notability tag. This person is member of several public organisations in this country as well as a publicly quoted industry professional in print, radio and television (NB: I am not familiar how to link the former two and citations provided to local newspapers all have paywalls to some users but are accessible freely from public libraries in this country - hence your inability to view the articles online should not justify the notability tag, if this was a contributing factor). Thanks for your feedback on improving the article. azupancich (talk) 19:23, 6 May 2017

Hi Deb. Thanks for your recommendations - I will read through them and follow up with other in the teahouse to understand how to improve the article. Best regards. azupancich (talk) 10:20, 9 May 2017

Rehmat Aziz Gold Medalist[edit]

You delete my personal page Why??? Do you know who i am ??? I am very famous person of pakistan about 40 different Newspaper wrote about me. Restore my page. And i am member of WMF.Rehmat Aziz Chitrali Gold Medalist (talk) 08:42, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Khowar Wikipedia[edit]

Please support this to create khowar wikipedia.

Regards. Founder of Khowar Academy.

Rehmat Aziz Chitral I : The Great

Thankyou, (Rehmat Aziz Chitrali Gold Medalist (talk) 09:03, 9 May 2017 (UTC)).

Afshin Nasseri[edit]

Hi Deb, thanks for the deletion. I just noticed, this has also just been deleted two days ago. It seems the case around the article and the authors goes a bit deeper back to November. I opened Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Vivekkush1983. pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 10:51, 11 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi Deb, please review Andrew Baryayanga and Alex Ruhunda. Though they are newly created biography articles, they are invisible or can't be seen in google searches. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by MonkeyKingdom (talkcontribs) 11:17, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

I have no idea why this is. Deb (talk) 17:49, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) I heard somewhere here that it takes a period of time (?30 days?) for our pages to become fully indexed by google; but,[citation needed]O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 18:24, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
Seems a lot. I'm sure I've known them to come up on Google pretty much instantaneously. Hey, maybe it's to do with the WannaCry cyber attack. Deb (talk) 18:26, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Deb the reason the articles Alex Ruhunda and Andrew Baryayanga are invisible on such pages is because no one has reviewed them. If you review them, they will be marked as reviewed by the system hence making them visible in search pages automatically. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MonkeyKingdom (talkcontribs) 19:22, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Oh, I see. You mean "patrolled". I didn't realise that. But don't worry, they will get their turn.Deb (talk) 21:58, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

French Books on India[edit]

Hello, Deb (talk), I would like to request the recovering of the contribution "French Books on India" on Wikipedia. Regarding the supposed conflict of interest, I declare that I am not co-ordinator of the project and I do not receive any economic profit for editing the article on Wikipedia. I know the project and its contribution to digital culture. It is a grass-roots international WIKI-style project, not a project by one person or group in one place. The project promotes the common good, by offering community heritage groups a multilingual platform that combines browsing and reading and that presents the encounter between two major world cultures: French and Indian. I would like also to highlight the quality and innovation of the project, which is continuously developing and has upto 1260 views a month from 50 countries. There is no other project with similar coverage and methodology. I am not advertising or promoting my own role, but presenting the project and its volunteers, who do the work for free. For all these reasons, I consider the contribution should be on Wikipedia and I request to retrieve its deleted content. Tagirem (talk) 12:51, 16 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi deb! I recently created the page hypercovering which you flagged as not having reliable enough sources and not being user friendly enough. I added two fairly reputable books on the subject as references, and provided some more explanation with relations to other topics in the introduction. Hopefully that is sufficient! I understand that it is maybe a bit hard to digest, but I believe that it reflects more the nature of the subject (fairly modern mathematics!) than the quality of writing. --Ax-ax (talk) 22:15, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

May 2017[edit]

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Golden Waveforms - new on therapeutic music[edit]

Hello Deb,

Golden Waveforms are an important innovation in therapeutic music. This is mentioned on and the world's greatest music sites, if I did not write the article well about it, why do not you write it?

Wikipedia should not give the newest and best information, especially about the new discoveries? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mariusmta (talkcontribs) 17:04, 28 May 2017 (UTC)


Why you so quick?? (edit conflict)(edit conflict) Oops they're already blocked. TimothyJosephWood 13:29, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

I don't know if it matters, but YoupsGreenyPhatom is definitely a duck of YoupsGreeny2. TimothyJosephWood 21:36, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
I assumed so. Deb (talk) 21:38, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Please recover my page[edit]

Deb, I am requesting for you to recover the page on Youngboybenny that I created as it does meet Wikipedia's criteria. Kind regards, Ben Benarnold98 (talk) 13:28, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Social Kinnect[edit]

Deb, I appreciate your willingness to help, I have removed the promotion content as per my understanding and wanted to resubmit the article again. Please let me know how I can do that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kalpeshchatterjee (talkcontribs) 09:03, 9 June 2017 (UTC) Thanks Deb, I have already gone through the guidelines, so can i resubmit the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kalpeshchatterjee (talkcontribs) 09:12, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Question about an AfD notification[edit]

I was struck by this edit, where you posted notification of an AfD nomination to a user talk page. The user account in question was created on 24 May 2017, and has made four edits to the AfD-nominated article, along with 25 edits to other pages. The article, however, was created by a completely different account in September 2006‎. My guess is that the notification was a mistake, but you may have a good reason for it, in which case I would be interested to know what it is. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:54, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Sir Vivian Richards Trophy[edit]

Thank you for reviewing my page about the Sir Viv Richards Trophy! Would love it if you could review/patrol my other new unreviewed articles, too. Climate7298 (talk) 17:03, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

I have been redirected to you to get access back to my newly created page[edit]

Hi my page for a sports player called Fiona Themann was proposed for deletion becuase it did not have references but I hadn't finished editing so I apologise about that. I Have been told to talk to you about getting access again and adding the appropriate things needed for the page to be eligible. Wikipagecreator10 (talk) 08:14, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Global accounts / COI[edit]

Hi Deb, I was wondering if you could give me some advice on a case I have been curating. It seems a marketing and communication firm is editing articles on English Wikipedia about German firms (language is English). Under English Wiki rules, the username would be against policy and there are COI issues, but it seems German Wiki has a process to allow shared/corporate usernames and this one (CommHa) is somehow white listed over there following a disclosure process. How do we deal with this on English Wiki if they are requesting edits to articles using the same process they are used to on other Wikimedia projects? Are they somehow "grandfathered"? Cheers. pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 10:18, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

This is now at ANI in case you'd like to chip in. Cheers. pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 06:46, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

ANI edit[edit]

Deb, your edit at ANI somehow conflicted and removed another message. Home Lander (talk) 21:21, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Never mind Deb, it was addressed. Home Lander (talk) 22:09, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Panther Industries[edit]

(Sorry, I have NO idea how that happened.) --Calton | Talk 13:08, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of [ FreeCommander XE ] New Article[edit]

Dear [ Deb ]:


I do NOT WORK nor obtain ANY PROFIT from FreeCommander XE, and I am thus NOT ADVERTISING or SELF PROMOTING a Well Established and Valuable Piece of Software, for a Long Time Freely Available on the Internet to Any interested one to use without paying a single Penny !

 If you DO PREFER to hide the "existence" of Real and Serious Piece of Sofware from Wikipedia, simply GO AHEAD and STAY with a LACK of TRUTH Encyclopedia !!!

 By the Way with ALL DUE RESPECT I do own More than Enough Book References & Printed Encyclopedia Material that allows me the Certain to be Just and Only providing the TRUTH and TRUE Facts about a Well Established Piece of Software.

 It seems Clear to me that YOU might WELL be a COMPETITOR with excusable interests in HIDDING the Existence of another Well Established & Completely Free Product ...

 Yours Sincerely, with ALL my Sincere BEST LUCK and REGARDS to ALL,

keeping Yourselves with a "truly" INVERIDIC and LACKING of Entries "encyclopedia" since as already noted, I do own myself enough Much More WELL Respected Printed Reference Material so as to NOT need counting on a BIASED "website", where LIES could VERY WELL be "officially" POSTED and which by simply Stating the Existence of a Valuable Piece of Software which at the time of my Submission Your "encyclopedia" DO indeed Stil MISSED such More than Verifiable information material, it simply got REMOVED by Someone else's pure TASTE, RAMSON or any Other EXCUSE interests ...

PS: By the time I was Programming HP-67's & TI-59's and seeing the Landing of Armstrong on the Moon most of you might have not even got to Existence ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prof.Duarte (talkcontribs) 18:05, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Anyone know what "INVERIDIC" means?Deb (talk) 20:07, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Karma Group page, disclosure[edit]

Hi [Deb], many thanks for alerting me to disclosure for the Karma Group page, I have since added what I believe to be the appropriate 'template' outlining my contrubution. I am brand new to this and, while read in details NPOV and other Wikipedia guidelines, I note that the page has been flagged as being written like an advertisment. The 'client', Karma Group, is at arms' length and has only supplied links to respectable sources. May I ask, which part of the page concerned you under what guidelines, so that I may research and then revise in due course? Many thanks! (Dan.j.ferguson (talk) 08:41, 19 June 2017 (UTC))

Rubinacci (brand)[edit]

@Deb, hope you're well. Advice please. If I hadn't removed stuff from that article, would it have qualified under G11? I forgot to check the log... which makes for spammy reading. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 13:54, 23 June 2017 (UTC)


Hi, I was going to create said template (Template:Neilgorsuchopinions) but noticed you had just deleted it within the past few days. Is it permissable to recreate it considering the Justice now has published opinions and there's a corresponding article to such, 2016 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Neil Gorsuch? Thank you for your consideration. Snickers2686 (talk) 00:55, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Deb, can we get this template deleted... again... and maybe protected? It fails Wikipedia's guidelines and has been nominated twice for failing the guidelines... it does not navigate. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 22:38, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
@Corkythehornetfan: I took care of if and salted it for a month --rogerd (talk) 19:08, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Probably inappropriate speedy deletions.[edit]

In this edit, you state "I've speedied this twice now." A log search shows that you have indeed deleted Jan (Space Ghost) twice under criteria A1. This is not a correct speedy deletion. Per WP:CSD "If any information in the title or on the page, including links, allows an editor, possibly with the aid of a web search, to find further information on the subject in an attempt to expand or edit it, A1 is not appropriate" (emphasis mine). The (Space Ghost) part of the title clearly specifies which Jan is being discussed. Further, I note that the log Shows you speedily deleted the article twice in two minutes. The footnote to A1 on WP:CSD also notes, "Consensus has developed that in most cases articles should not be tagged for deletion under this criterion moments after creation as the creator may be actively working on the content; though there is no set time requirement, a ten-minute delay before tagging under this criterion is suggested as good practice."

While new page patrolling is a hard and thankless task, the inappropriate application of A1 can discourage new editors from continuing to engage in article creation. Speedy deletion criteria are narrowly construed to avoid just such a situation. Best wishes, Jclemens (talk) 02:49, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

"So Good"[edit]

`I am here to ask why you deleted an article, not because I am displeased, or because it was my article, but because I am satisfied but puzzled. You deleted "So Good" as no content. When I saw it, it had no text, but had an infobox. I hate infobox-only articles, because in many cases they are a deliberate way to game the system as stupid placeholders to avoid deletion. Had the infobox been removed, or did you decide that the infobox isn't substantive content? Thank you, but how did you do it? Robert McClenon (talk) 23:18, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

A message for you from an editor who doesn't understand[edit]

Hi Deb, Thanks for your help with this page. I should have waited to begin working on it until I had more information. I have created quite a few album pages for Eleanor McEvoy albums without any problems. I had intended to return to it to add links to verify the information and to add track listings and critical reception. It would have been much better if I had done all of this at the same time. Would it be possible to put the page back up and let me put all of the information in? Or would it be better to start a completely new page. I had thought of just calling the page The Thomas Moore Project without adding Eleanor McEvoy album in parentheses-would that be a better way to go. I would really appreciate it if you would help me with this. Thanks so much, Inga

That was posted with the title of the article that was deleted. I've tagged it as A3 based on an odd clause in the description of A3 that includes an attempt to communicate about the article subject. Robert McClenon (talk) 00:22, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Andrew de Groot[edit]

Hi there. Mind explaining why you deleted an article I explicitly declined to delete as A7? I have no strong feelings about the subject but I strongly feel that admins should not revert another admin's decision, especially without talking to them first. Regards SoWhy 08:53, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Trendomat page[edit]

Hi Deb! I've just created the page Trendomat to find that it has been deleted. I suggest that it is because of the urls included in the reference section and the external links. Well, I am not sure about this but I guess this is the case. If you find them against Wikipedia's rules, let's just remove them. On the other hand, I believe that I have followed the community standards since the page was written in a neutral language, just as Wikipedia suggests. Please, review my case and I will be happy to find my page back here again! Thanks for your time! Vanioshterev (talk)

Hi again. Thanks for the feedback! I got the point. I wanted to ask you, is there any way to get the source code back? I want to use the structure that I have already created. Thanks once again! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vanioshterev (talkcontribs) 09:20, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Kohinoor (book)[edit]

Could you please restore the txt for the articleFORCE RADICAL (talk) 09:18, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Dj dude[edit]

Probably not even worth it to warn him since his last two accounts have been blocked for socking and spamming. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Djparagbiswas. CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 11:35, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Mukesh Kumar Bhoi[edit]

I will consider that with similar articles. I don't know if it was meant to be an article or a user page, but that doesn't matter. It is a satisfactory user page and not a satisfactory article. Robert McClenon (talk) 19:34, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Aline Camboulives[edit]

Dear Deb, Thanks for your review on the article Aline Camboulives (French female long distance runner) I've just started to translate from French Wikipedia. In this early version I've omitted the sources. It has been updated since your review and banner setting. Could you please have an additional review and let me know if more references are necessary? otherwise could you remove the banner. Kind Regards--Jbw2 (talk) 09:57, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Additionaly, I have another question: why does the hyperlink appear in red in the article Jungfrau Marathon, since the article on this athlete has been created? (the link works but still appears in red (?) Thanks for your help. Regards--Jbw2 (talk) 10:02, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Deb for having untagged the item. Will try to wikify the reference although I'm not yet totally familiar with the formal source format. Anyway will do my best. Regards--Jbw2 (talk) 13:29, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion of Ki-hara Resistance Stretching[edit]

Hi Deb,

I am a neutral source on this content. I have no connection to anyone or thing I am contributing. I am a former pro athlete and fitness expert, who is now a computer engineer working outside the health and fitness industry. I want to start contributing to Wikipedia about the fitness and nutrition industry, because it has a lot of misinformation and it is often due to the lack of credible and historical documentation. I wrote this article with the advertising clause in mind, I do not believe it has been violated. Please do not discriminated based on the subject of content. It was filled with simple and historical facts, referenced by accounts such as NBC today, other wikipedia page's and industry leading publications such as Shape magazine and Men's Fitness. This is a scientific proven and widely used method. I had third-party sourced articles referencing the founders, who they have been training and the professionals who are professionally certified in the method. Also, notable athletes who all had wikipedia pages themselves who use the method verified by third-party sources. This is important, credible and verifiable enough for this platform. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leorue (talkcontribs) 21:45, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

AGAR MALWA listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect AGAR MALWA. Since you had some involvement with the AGAR MALWA redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. UnitedStatesian (talk) 00:03, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

regarding Nitin Chandra[edit]

Nitin Chandra is well known national award winner of India. please keep his page — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:04, 23 July 2017 (UTC)