User talk:Discospinster/Archive23

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Tim Wise

Good catch there. I haven't had coffee yet, and it didn't occur to me to look at all the IP's additions.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 16:12, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Coffee does help.  :) ... discospinster talk 16:39, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Paul Yandell

Perhaps this - [1] is a better reference to denote Yandell's notability credentials ? - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 16:15, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that would certainly qualify, plus it's reliable. ... discospinster talk 16:38, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Good, then I have restored him on the 'Deaths in 2011' page. Of course, if the red link does not turn blue in 30 days, he'll disappear again ! - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 17:17, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Nabuderian Pluridisciplinary Methodology

I thought you might like to know that the article creator of Nabuderian Pluridisciplinary Methodology has removed the prod tag you placed. Another editor re-added the tag, but I removed it again on procedural grounds. If you still wish to pursue deletion, feel free to open an AfD. —KuyaBriBriTalk 07:00, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Nabuderian Pluridisciplinary Methodology

Hi. Your prod of this article was contested so I sent it to AfD here. andy (talk) 11:40, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Kingstonian FC - Notable former players

1. Lance Key: his nickname for most of 150+ appearances at Ks was the "Dog's Bollocks". I thought "Mutt's Nutts" would be more friendly. Is your objection to the addition of a nickname, or (?) bad language?

2. Jon Coke played over 200 games and was recently honoured with a Testimonial match. How/why do you rate this unworthy of inclusion?

Prince_Philip_of_Greece (talk) 14:39, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

  1. If his nickname was not Mutt's Nutts then it shouldn't be there. If it's Dog's Bollocks, that would probably require a source.
  2. Playing a lot of games and "nearly scoring a goal" is not significant or unusual, it's a guy doing his job as a football player. Testimonial matches are fairly standard as well. ... discospinster talk 15:23, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Playing 200+ games for the same Club at Isthmian level is highly unusual, which is precisely why he was rewarded with a testimonial match. If you are happy that the football club warrants an entry, then its most notable former players do so, as well. Jon Coke is a notable former player. Prince_Philip_of_Greece (talk) 11:45, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
As you have not replied to the point above (200+ is notable), I shall be happy to revert your edit, but thank-you for your help. Prince_Philip_of_Greece (talk) 10:57, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Phi Gamma Delta

Any ideas on User:Elihaddow's edits on Phi Gamma Delta?

That article is vandalized on a semi-regular basis by the removal of the Greek letters. I have it on my watch list so I can keep an eye on it. If this user continues to remove the letters I will warn and block if necessary. ... discospinster talk 23:22, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
It is on mine as well. 3 out of 4 edits he's made have been the greek letter removals. WP:SPA?Naraht (talk) 02:18, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of Lost Horse Press page


Before you delete a page, don't you think you should ask the creator of the page whether copyright infringement actually took place????

I am the publisher at Lost Horse Press. I am also the designer and creator of the Lost Horse Press web site, from which I copied material for the Wiki article about the Press. It is not copyright infringement because I wrote the piece on the LHP web site. It is my writing and I can use it wherever and whenever I choose to.

Please restore the Lost Horse Press page, Discospinster.

Thank you, Christine Holbert Publisher, Lost Horse Press — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:25, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Christine. When the page was initially tagged as a copyright violation, the author was notified on the talk page (see User talk:LostHorsePress). This allows the author a chance to challenge the speedy deletion. If there is no challenge, then the page is deleted under the appropriate criteria (see Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#G12). There is no real way for us to know that the author of the original text is the one who copied it for the Wikipedia article (since anyone can create a Wikipedia account and claim to be the original author or copyright owner), so for legal reasons we must delete. Please see Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for instructions on how to allow the material to be used on Wikipedia (via the terms of the public licences CC-BY-SA and GFDL). If you have any questions or concerns you can leave a further message on my talk page. ... discospinster talk 17:29, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Season's tidings!

Christmas lights - 1.jpg

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 12:44, 25 December 2011 (UTC).

Thank you! And to you, as well. ... discospinster talk 22:45, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

List of tallest people

you deleted my edit to the list of tallest people article and this is the reason you gave (UK, consistent with other UK entries) true but if you scroll down to Disputed and unverified claims you see the english flag at John Middleton england , consistent with other UK entries too !!!??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cormag100 (talkcontribs) 11:36, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

List of tallest people

Good point, but John Middleton lived in between 1578–1623 which means that he was a live during and after the union of crowns in 1603 which means that he was actually british ! --Cormag100 (talk) 12:03, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

But England and Scotland were still separate states at the time, only James was king of both of them. It wasn't Britain until the Acts of Union in 1707. Besides, there's no flag to use! ... discospinster talk 18:37, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

True But James VI called his kingdom Magna Britannia (great britain) this is the inscription on all contemporary documents, coins etc. besides the flag in existence was the same union jack the only difference was that there no ireland represented . the britain of James was one King over Scotland /England and Ireland together making up Magna Britannia (great britain). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cormag100 (talkcontribs) 23:21, 31 December 2011 (UTC) . So the flag to use is this one ( NB sorry about that being so big perhaps you can make it smaller and put it on the page)Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg

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I think you are absolutely right that the Internet's most prominent slang dictionary is not a reliable source for, you know, slang. Great point. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:01, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

You could look up any nonsense word in urban dictionary and it would have a definition. Should we add the term vard theo to the article on theology? It means nothing. ... discospinster talk 22:14, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

John Cosnahan

Wow, speedy deletion was so fast that I did not even get the notification before it had gone. Yes I copied it but the proceedings are from the 1920-30s so well out of copyright and anyway the IoMNHS would not contest. I put it on late last night and came back today to rework so am a bit miffed that it is gone Cosnahang (talk) 12:04, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Brandon Gentile

The article's creator removed your prod tag, so I have listed it for AfD. The Mark of the Beast (talk) 22:55, 4 February 2012 (UTC)


Editing too late. Rich Farmbrough, 03:08, 7 February 2012 (UTC).

Input request

You have contributed to article The Really Big Show (formerly Rizzo on the Radio). This article is currently being considered for deletion. Please consider providing input at the article's discussion page: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/The_Really_Big_Show.  Levdr1lostpassword  (talk) 22:30, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview

Dear Discospinster,

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

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

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

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

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


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 05:44, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Inter-American School Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Thanks for the clarification — because you only linked one page in the template, I had no idea that multiple pages were involved. Perhaps you can list links on the talk page and tag the article with {{db-copyvio|the links listed on the talk page}}? Nyttend (talk) 16:18, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

DyNiForm Page

Hello Discospinster. The page DyNiForm was recently deleted and I have a question I would like to ask. The page started earlier today, and I edited it to get it started, but I come back to it being gone? Why does this happen so quickly without much of a timing chance? Thanks. Gavin Stubbs (talk) 04:13, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Because the company does not satisfy the Notability guideline. Night Ranger (talk) 04:21, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
I hadn't deleted it anyway. I moved it to userspace at User:Gavinstubbs09/DyNiForm. ... discospinster talk 04:45, 26 February 2012 (UTC)


Greetings. I would like to ask why you nominated my recent article for deletion. I understand that Ruri is a non-notable character, but Wikipedia has a ton of articles about non-notable characters. So why can't Wikipedia keep Ruri? Thanks. --Starshuttle888 (talk) 15:14, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

I agree; however, I must politely point out that I still do not understand why the article really needs to be deleted. I know it is about a character who isn't notable, but why not just keep the article? Also, why can't non-notable character articles be allowed on Wikipedia? I don't want to sound offensive but I am just curious. --Starshuttle888 (talk) 03:53, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

List of horror writers

I have a question concerning the link in the List of horror fiction writers for author Guy Anthony De Marco. I worked with Darkwind on that page to develop a template for the horror authors I will be adding, particularly the new ones who are Stoker nominated. I understand why JG Faherty was removed, since I didn't add the actual page yet (I wanted to make sure I had everything right for the template). I did add all the info for Mr. De Marco, but you deleted the link again after the page was up. He's a Horror Writers Association member, an ASCAP member, and won the 2011 HWA Silver Hammer Award, not to mention all the short stories and articles he wrote. What does one have to do to be eligible for inclusiion in the list? Araminta Star Matthews, for example, is included and (apparently) approved by you for inclusion. I would respectfully argue De Marco is more notable, as he is in two pro organizations, participated on convention panels with pro authors (for example, he was on a zombie panel with Kevin J. Anderson at GalaxyFest in Colorado just last month), plus won an award from the Horror Writers Association. I would appreciate your feedback, since I don't want to add the Bram Stoker Award winner bios (which is where they hand out the Silver Hammer award, by the by) if they wouldn't qualify for addition in the list. VonSavant (talk) 19:52, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. I apologize for removing the GADM link the second time, for some reason it looked like the article wasn't there. Usually when I start typing in the search box the name automatically comes up, but this time it didn't, and I jumped to conclusions. ... discospinster talk 20:39, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Ah, thank you. I was quite confused, but I understand. Now that you mention it, the GADM page says it is an orphan, which is why I linked it to the list plus the article on the silver hammer award. How many Wiki links does an article need to not be considered an orphan? Just interested so I can make sure future articles are as complete as I can make them. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. VonSavant (talk) 20:46, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
The page Wikipedia:Orphan#Criteria says that three or more is ideal. I've added him to List of Italian Americans so that should allow us to remove the orphan tag. ... discospinster talk 20:55, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, and I'll make sure the other articles have at least three legit cross-posts. I didn't even think of Italian Americans, good call. I appreciate your time and help. VonSavant (talk) 21:14, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary

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Wishing Discospinster a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:48, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
Four years. My, how time flies. ... discospinster talk 01:18, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

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List of converts to Atheism

Yes, the list is analogous to other List of converts to Foo articles. It should only contain formerly religious, notable individuals who have left whatever faith they were in to be Atheistic (or agnostic, I suppose? some guy moved one of the other articles to add and agnostics to the title.. ) Anyway! Yes, List of Atheists is a list of anyone who has publically proclaimed atheism, whereas list of converts to atheism will eventually be something along the lines of "A list of formerly religious people who now proclaim to atheism or agnosticism". Sorry, Sometimes I'm not so good at lede writing or titling... =/ I like to think I make up for it with mass organization of mundane topics (like religious converts.) Anyway, I've also replied on the talk page of the article in a bit less personal more abbreviated sense. =] Sorry for the confusion! Ncboy2010 (talk) 19:28, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

OK, thanks for the clarification. ... discospinster talk 19:50, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Toni Jay-du Preez

Hi there

I did take a look at the deletion criteria, and was wondering, if I rewrote the article with more information, would it then be suitable for publication? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Infodrtonijaydupreez (talkcontribs) 12:52, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your contributions

Thanks for your contributions to the article Yahoo! litigation. Ottawahitech (talk) 21:14, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. ... discospinster talk 21:34, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of page Alberta SPCA

Hi there, I would like to reinstate the deleted page (Alberta SPCA) with new edited text that meets the wiki norms. Please let me know how I can do it. Thank you.Tarun23 (talk) 03:53, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Ruby dhalla small.jpg listed for deletion

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Ruby dhalla small.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Kelly hi! 05:21, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Follow on the Deletion of Nazra for Feminist Studies

Hello, a tag has been placed by you on Nazra for Feminist Studies page requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, No Indication of Importance.

I would like to understand more how there is no indication of importance and what necessary edits i should make to be recover and publish the page.

Thanks. --User:RamyRaoof —Preceding undated comment added 09:19, 22 March 2012 (UTC).

Hi again, thanks for your response. Much clear now. I will rewrite as you suggested. Thanks. --User:RamyRaoof —Preceding undated comment added 12:45, 23 March 2012 (UTC).

So... what would make my micronation notable?

I'm thinking of claiming land soon. Would that do it?

Our site is

How are we not good enough?

In reply to your last message - Fair enough. I have now claimed some very small bits of land though, so we're not completely virtual anymore! Perhaps it might be good to consider a list of smaller micronations also? There are so many out there and it seems a shame to only list a small number. I wonder if any way to work this into Wikipedia could be devised...

Freddie Mercury

Hi. You helped to make the Mercury article GA status. I restored the GA status lede (Mercury's best known songs) minor songs, which a contributor was installing, have no place in a lede (as is the case throughout wikipedia) when much bigger hits are not. Thanks. --Chie one talk 18:53, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Your HideTopContrib adjustment not working because of WP:AORC

I note you override User:Ais523/hidetopcontrib.js with your own function hidetopcontrib().

Your code (and User:Ais523/hidetopcontrib.js) is currently broken by WP:AORC (and is otherwise out of date compared to my version).

Your minimal fix is to change




because WP:AORC uses <strong> for large changes.

(There may be other differences between Ais523's original or your override and my version, but I don't think they affect your override unless your li[i].innerHTML.match(/"\/wiki\/([^"]*)"/)[1] already doesn't work in some cases.) - Mark Hurd (talk) 04:06, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

deleted page MCForge

i have that page already deleted about the minecraft classic software. if you find that it have zero sense

It's not a matter of not making sense, it just didn't show how the software was notable. ... discospinster talk 19:18, 31 March 2012 (UTC)