User talk:Digi2k

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Your deletion proposals[edit]

I have reverted a number of deletion proposals you made, for two reasons:

First, many of these proposals were inappropriate, and it seems you were disrupting Wikipedia to make a point because you were unhappy about the deletion of your article. Please do not do that again. If you disagree with the deletion of an article, the first step is to discuss it with the deleting administrator. Clicking on the "redlink" left after deletion will show you the deletion log, with the deleting admin's name and a link to their talk page.

Second, you have confused two different ways of proposing deletion. For the limited ranged of cases described at WP:CSD, that is done by pacing the appropriate template like {{db-person}} or {{db-corp}} at the top of the article. Where no speedy deletion criterion applies, but you believe that deletion would be uncontroversial, WP:Proposed deletion may be used by adding a {{prod}} template in the form {{subst:prod|reason for deletion}}. For deletions likely to be controversial, use WP:Articles for deletion. What you did mixed the first two methods.

Before making any more deletion proposals, please read WP:Deletion policy carefully. Note for instance, that WP:CSD#A7 does not apply to products or services.

JohnCD (talk) 16:52, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

A note to JohnCD[edit]

"Just because someone is making a point does not mean that they are disrupting Wikipedia to illustrate it."

I strongly believe that the following articles should be deleted:

I am sorry to have been slow to reply; you are new and evidently keen, but need a good deal explaining to you, so I wanted to take the time to do that.
The argument "If you delete my article you have to delete those others as well" is not accepted here - see WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS. Unfortunately, the 4 million or so articles contain many substandard ones, but that is no reason for admitting more.
Reacting to a deletion by nominating a string of others is quite a common reaction, and one of the reasons for the guideline WP:POINT. It might be excusable if the nominations were properly considered and valid; yours were made so rapidly that it seems unlikely you did the proper research (see below), and your nominations were malformed so that they did not actually put the articles into the relevant queues for admin attention. They were on the articles for nearly a week, and would have stayed there longer if someone had not made a request about one at WP:REFUND, which drew my attention to what you had done.
If you want to propose deletion of these pages, or any others, you should:
  • A7 does not apply to software, products, music
  • The bar set by A7 is deliberately low: "no credible claim of significance or importance". That is a lower standard than notability, and does not require good references, or indeed any references.
  • There is good advice for speedy taggers at WP:A7M and WP:10CSD
  • Read WP:BEFORE on what you should do to see whether an article can be improved to become acceptable, in particular whether better references can be found.
You should look at the history of the article. Sometimes, it may have been vandalised and there is a better version in the history. If it has a fairly long history, and has been edited by several authors, that should make you stop and consider that none of them though it obviously delete-worthy,
After proposing deletion of a page, by any method, you should notify the article author. Deletion templates like {{db-inc}} contain, at the bottom, a notification template which can be copied for that purpose.
I do not have time to do the necessary research on the ones you list. At a quick look, I would say that and Menéame have enough assertion of importance to pass A7, the others possibly not.
If you are interested in this aspect, when you have some more experience New Page Patrol always needs volunteers (see WP:NPP); but as well as article work I would advise spending some time "lurking" first, by watching places like CAT:CSD (see what has been tagged, and then check later see whether they have in fact been deleted), WP:AFD (which links to the daily logs) and WP:DRV (where deletions are appealed)
Regards, JohnCD (talk) 22:12, 11 June 2014 (UTC)