User talk:Edgar181

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5 Million: We celebrate your contribution[edit]

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We couldn't have done it without you
Well, maybe. Eventually. But the encyclopedia would not be as good.

Celebrate. 7&6=thirteen () 15:03, 1 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Edgar, again, thank you for your diagrams that you've added to my multiple contribution pages, they really are very helpful (I know that you previously stated that doing the same for the BMS-955176 page wasn't possible because the chemical structure was being kept secret). I was hoping you could help me again since I'm a little wrapped around the axles in adding a (non-chemical) structural diagram for the HTLV page, found on the Ohio State University's page at - I'm not sure how to enter it, I know that we have a ton of licensing / permission choices, and since I can't figure out which one of those to choose, the image eventually got deleted from the page. So if you have the time, could you add it for me please, so it can get past the censors on Wikipedia?

Thanks, George. TonyDewitt (talk) 18:36, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

I have had a look at the deleted image and the webpage it is from. Unfortunately, I do not see anything that would suggest that the image has been licensed in a way that would allow it to be used on Wikipedia. (I don't think it is fair to characterize the deletion of the image as censorship - it is entirely appropriate to respect other people's copyrights.) The web page that the image comes from states "Images courtesy Mike Lairmore, OSU" so one option is to try to contact this individual and ask him if he would allow the image's use on Wikipedia. There is some advice on how to do that at Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission and his OSU bio here lists his email address. -- Ed (Edgar181) 20:08, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Nostradamus troll[edit]

I noticed you mentioned LTA in your block reasoning for this user, and I was wondering if you had a specific LTA case to tie it to. Another couple of IPs showed up on Talk:Nostradamus continuing the same "dealing with skeptic troll PL" nonsense. clpo13(talk) 01:53, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

The long term abuse is evident from the history of the article and the article's talk page, but I don't know if this individual's behavior is documented at Wikipedia:Long-term abuse (or anywhere else) or if there are any registered accounts/SPIs associated with it. -- Ed (Edgar181) 13:43, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Manhattan (surname)[edit]

Hi Edgar,

I'm just wondering why you deleted the article that my colleague wrote about me and my family? (This is me:

We quite appreciated it, and seeing as we're apparently some of the only people in the world with that surname ( I don't see what harm it was doing.

Can you please reinstate the article?


Duncan Manhattan

Wikipedia has notability guidelines for including articles about people. Please see Wikipedia:Notability (people) for details. There was no content in the article that suggested sufficient notability for a Wikipedia article. Instead, it had content suggesting is was simply vandalism or just a joke ("bad ass web analytics ninja"). -- Ed (Edgar181) 15:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
I just realized that I selected the wrong summary in the deletion log ("G3: Blatant hoax" instead of "G3: vandalism") which probably led to your question. -- Ed (Edgar181) 15:50, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of Todd Corporation article[edit]


Why have you deleted the Todd Corporation article? This is a notable subject, relevant to many topics and a worthy article for Wikipedia. So, why delete it without any discussion? Pakaraki (talk) 17:43, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

I didn't actually delete the article. User:Slick1nz moved the article to Draft:Todd Corporation. That left behind a redirect. Since a redirect from an article title to a draft title isn't appropriate, I simply deleted the inappropriate redirect. If you have questions about why the article was moved, it would be best to ask Slick1nz. Regards, -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:47, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Capital punishment in Japan vandal[edit]

Hello, Edgar181! Sorry my English, it's very bad, due I'm from Russia. An unknown IP vandal many times vandalize page Capital punishment in Japan. Two of his IP were blocked, but he uses many others. I'm sorry, I have some request: may you protect this page? Thanks. (talk) 13:17, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

It looks like another administrator, Elockid, just semi-protected the article for one week. In general, you will the quickest response by making reports at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. -- Ed (Edgar181) 13:22, 10 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Edgar. I don't suppose you would be able to check if my R's and S's are correct on the articles for CP 47,497 and its homologues? I am sure that the images are correct, but to be honest I was just assuming that the Japanese reference has got the naming right, I can't check this since my copy of ChemDraw died, and trying to work it out manually has just got me all confused (not to mention the rest of the internet can't seem to decide which is correct either!) Could you help with this? Meodipt (talk) 07:25, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

In the cyclohexyl ring of File:CP-47,497.svg, the carbon with phenyl attachment is S. The carbon with hydroxy group attachment is R. The Japanese reference has the stereochemistry right. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:31, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
The Japanese paper names the compound differently than what is currently in the drugbox at CP 47,497. One names it as a phenol derivative and the other names it as a cyclohexanol derivative. The 1-position and the 3-position are opposite in each. Currently, the name in the drugbox at CP 47,497 has the stereochemistry wrong. -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:36, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Ah right, I see what you mean. So if you name it as a substituted phenol, then the active enantiomer is (1S,3R) but if you name it as a substituted cyclohexanol then the active enantiomer is (1R,3S) - yet both names are correct and refer to the same molecule. Wow that is super confusing, I can see how this can get mixed up. Might be better just calling it the (-)-cis isomer like the original Pfizer papers. And probably worth making a note of this on the page for cannabicyclohexanol seeing as there seems to be a lot of confusion about this. Well I suppose from an SAR standpoint I would deem it "more correct" to think of this series as substituted phenols (as there are a range of derivatives where the cyclohexyl is replaced by something else), so I will change the names for CP 47,497 and its homologues appropriately. Thanks for helping work that out! Meodipt (talk) 07:48, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it's definitely a tricky one. Thanks for taking the time to make sure each page is correct. -- Ed (Edgar181) 00:39, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Identifying reliable sources (medicine)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Identifying reliable sources (medicine). Legobot (talk) 00:03, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Disruptive / promotional editing[edit]

Hi Edgar, Could you please use your skills to checkout this 'newish' editor:- Gh. H Blogger I suspect he is also know as:- Jhon Haider990, judging by that editors short contribution history. He hadn't registered long before he wrote a self promotional article:- Ghulam Haider (Blogger) in which he placed his own photo:- File:Ghulam Haider Blogger.jpg, the article was speedily deleted. He also attempted to insert his photo in the article on Pakistanis, see this diff:- [1] before it was reverted by an editor.

He has also been engaged in edit warring by twice blanking the Comsats article and strangly also created an odd related, but unused template:- Template:User COMSIAN.

You will note in this diff:- [2] that he is attempting to promote himself, inside hyperlinks, However another editor noted it and reverted his edit.

He created Jae Deen for which he uploaded this image:- File:Jae Deen.jpg on which he inserted his own name as part of the artists name, which again is self promotional. See:- [3], However on inspecting the image it appears to be a G12 copyvio as a photo of a poster, which is also indicated in the image exif info.

Additionally he has also uploaded other images, which are fair use f3 violations; and created several promotional articles which are now tagged at Afd, such as Sultana Foundation and Harsh Agrawal. Some have already been deleted:- Tehzeeb_Bakers.

This diff:- [4] qives you an example of his disruptive editing, by changing wording to break wikilinks. Richard Harvey (talk) 09:19, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Much of this person's editing is indeed disruptive, but I think it is (for the most part) well intentioned. I blocked one of the accounts, asking him to stick to just one. And hopefully he has learned from the AFDs that some of the articles he has created don't meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines. I will keep an eye on this editor and try to help him, but if he becomes too disruptive I will consider a block. Regards, -- Ed (Edgar181) 17:15, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Richard Harvey (talk) 14:23, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

The Shring[edit]

I was wondering why the page on "The Shring" was removed and what it was about. A couple of days ago, I saw a news article on "The Shring," but they are now nowhere to be found. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dannyboy 360 (talkcontribs) 04:45, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

It was a vague and mostly meaningless description of a supposed 19th century organization. -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:19, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

NIMBY edit warring by Schmooble[edit]

User Schmooble clearly has a bee in their bonnet about the inclusion of PIBBY in the article NIMBY. He has repeatedly deleted it after being reinstated by 2 other editors with no connection to each other - both of who have provided references. It now has 7 references - more than any other section of the article and he still deleted it without reason. Is there something you can do to prevent this user vandalising the page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mycosys (talkcontribs) 04:12, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Noticed they have done similar things on social Darwinism, Nazism, Rivers_of_Blood_speech, George_Soros and American_Enterprise_Institute removing referenced items the appear to disagree with with either no or misleading edit reason listed (in the latter it was noted as 'cleanup' when it was a removal of a referenced statement of political position) Mycosys (talk) 04:22, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
I have also found a great number of edits without reason that make the grammar worse or simply untrue Mycosys (talk) 04:48, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
yet another where he has removed a direct referenced quote in quotation marks in Forbes_400 and replaced it with a paraphrased personal opinion despite it being referred to as a 'according to'. This seems to be politically inspired vandalism to attempt to remove any term that they feel doesnt look positive for the right wing of politics.Mycosys (talk) 05:04, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
He has now taken to reverting the edits i have undertaken to revert his vandalism without discussion. 05:19, 23 November 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mycosys (talkcontribs)
Schmooble's first several edits at NIMBY seem reasonable to me, and had associated explanations in the edit summaries, but I agree with you that the last removal of the content seems unjustified (though I wouldn't call it vandalism). Starting a discussion on the talk page as you did was the right thing to do and I would expect Schmooble to respond there before attempting to remove the content again. As for other edits by this user, I don't see anything that is of similar concern or any clear pattern of non-NPOV. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:42, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Reverse deletion of Otherwind Games[edit]

Hello Edgar181, I already provide copyright rights to wikipedia and removed pormotional content, and I was writing in the talk page the reasons of meeting Notability criteria (I was taking my launch and you gave me no time to provide them). You can watch the talk page on the article to verify these reasons:

This deletion was too speedy indeed. If you review the talk page, you will realize that any of the deletion criteria (A7, G11, G12) is still valid. Please reinstate the page I edited and let me know if there are anything else I should provide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Almartor (talkcontribs) 15:58, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

I have restored the page and moved it to draft space, Draft:Otherwind Games, where you can continue to work on it. Then when you think it is ready, it can be submitted through the WP:AFC process and/or moved back to Otherwind Games. Regards, -- Ed (Edgar181) 16:05, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much! --Almartor (talk) 16:31, 25 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Edgar 181,

My name is Brian and I am a high school student. I researched this past summer in regards with the use of cyclodextrin. I was wondering how you made the cyclodextrin image that you posted on Wikimedia, because I am having trouble making an image of a deriviative of alpha-cyclodextrin I made.

Thanks, Brian — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:50, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

If I remember correctly (it's been many years now), I created the chemical structure in Chem3D, then imported it into DS Visualizer to create the final image. There is a free version of DS Visualizer available, but I don't think there is a free version of Chem3D. You might have to talk to your school's chemistry teacher to see what might be available to you. -- Ed (Edgar181) 02:33, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Please check your e-mail account[edit]

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Pokéfan95 (talk) 04:21, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Replied. -- Ed (Edgar181) 00:44, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Replied. Pokéfan95 (talk) 05:11, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Edgar, I noticed you deleted a post on 'Ullink' as it was written by Ullink. However, they are an important player in the capital markets arena - I know them well from working in Stock Exchanges for over a decade (Head of Marketing Communications at London Stock Exchange and Marketing Director at NYSE Euronext). Would you allow me to post a short piece about them? (Blueflamingoweb (talk) 13:06, 27 November 2015 (UTC))

I deleted the article because it was promotional in content and plagiarized from another website. The deletion should not be interpreted to mean that a different version, acceptable to Wikipedia policy, can't or shouldn't be created. -- Ed (Edgar181) 00:44, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Edgar[edit]

Please look at my page Thanks! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ankasulit (talkcontribs) 09:07, 28 November 2015 (UTC)