User talk:Enigmaman

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I am Rashid Al Habtoor. I know the page has been deleted. I was chatting in Live Chat help room and they advised me if you would like to write a whole new article for yourself, you should first take advice from the editor who deleted your previous page. Therefore, would you mind giving me an advice if i can write a new article with the name Rashid Al habtoor. Since my previous user name was blocked for editing and I am being advised by one of the wikipedia editor to create a new user name . I created this new user name and would like to add new article by my name in wikipedia.

Please give me useful advice before i make any editing so that i could be on right path this time. awaiting for your kind response. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chasun6354 (talkcontribs) 06:32, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

You said you either want control over the article or you want it deleted. [1] You can't have control of a Wikipedia article so this was the best possible outcome for you. I'd also like to know which Wikipedia account told you t make a new one after being blocked. Enigmamsg 14:22, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Curious as to why you deleted a page about me.[edit]

Years ago, someone created a page about actor "David Sparrow." That's me. It has been on Wikipedia for... a decade? Everything on it was accurate, mostly cribbed from my website, IMDB, many news articles and dozens of "fan" sites. I had tried to upload a photo, there are hundreds available online, but couldn't follow the rules to confirm its authenticity. I noticed today, that on May 15, 2018, you deleted it. I am curious to know why? I am named in many Wikipedia articles... they used to be links. Anyway, Wikipedia is just another way for info on my career and political and union work to be found. I was surprised to see it gone. If you can put it back, that would be great. If you can add a photo, that would be excellent. Take care and have a good day. Dave Sparrow — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:20, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

If you can see which user deleted a page, you can also see the reason given for the deletion. Not my choice. Enigmamsg 04:34, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Actually, I took the time to write and ask you the question above, because there was no information as to why a page about me was deleted... except that you deleted it along with many other pages that day. I am not a super savvy Wiki user. I don't create pages. I am an actor, appearing in over 100 film & TV roles; a union leader, representing over 24,000 Canadian audio-visual performers; a sometime politician, having run for provincial and municipal office in Canada; and more. Sometimes, people want to find information about me. For years they have been able to find some of that information on Wikipedia. So, if you have no better or specific information about the reasoning behind the important work you do policing The Free Encyclopedia, please direct me to the next level of scrutiny and I will ask that person to explain why you are deleting pages about people. BTW, the process directed me to ask you, the person who deleted the page, for more information. Thanks, Dave Sparrow — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:30, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

My point is that if you're savvy enough to see I deleted it, the reason and link were right there next to my name. I don't see how it's possible to have missed it. A less savvy user would not see who deleted it. Enigmamsg 16:49, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind assistance. I went back, searched again for the article about how to find info about a deleted page and discovered that the link... (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/David Sparrow (XFDcloser)) leads to an explanation. I did not know that. I had not clicked on that link. The person who promoted me for deletion seems to feel my achievements are a nuisance and not notable or trackable despite their being available across the internet. IMDB, plays, political articles, theatrical reviews. I'm sure they have a very high standard. Also they are wrong when they say I employed by a union. In fact, I am the elected President of a 24,000 member union, a volunteer. I have been elected 7 times to various roles on our boards over the last 13 years. The deletion process and metrics seem very strange and subjective. Anyway, enough time wasted for both of us... all of us. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:53, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

The process generally boils down to coverage from independent sources in the media. As you can see, no one felt you met the criteria. Enigmamsg 15:45, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Page deleted[edit]

hello, i believe this page was deleted by mistake, MusicDigi is popular digital distribution platform established 2006 in Atlanta Georgia. the company distributes music to hundreds of digital service providers for thousands of record labels and artists. i ask that you please restore the page, i would love to help improve the information on this page.

Kind regards

MusicDigi is a registered company in the state of Georgia, and can be found using the Georgia business search link below

Below is are links to recent articles about MusicDigi from World News, NBC, onmogul

Below is links a post from a verified artist Eryn Woods who uses this service

Below is a link to interview of a popular Spanish artist King Dest expressing that he uses MusicDigi and how the service has been behind his global success

Below is a link to King Dest recent music which was distributed by MusicDigi with over 3 million view which he explained in his last interview above

here is his Wikipedia page

Social media accounts for MusicDigi can be found below — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yungjamil101 (talkcontribs) 23:28, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/MusicDigi Enigmamsg 04:34, 22 May 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for all the additional admin stuff related to the Balan article. I wonder what variant of the name will appear next! - Sitush (talk) 19:30, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

You're welcome. If it gets created again at an alternate title, I will block the creator. Enigmamsg 19:31, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

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Thanks for relisting my discussion and now that the article has been reverted can you please do a non admin keep Hazax (talk) 13:39, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

I closed it as withdrawn by nominator. Enigmamsg 17:16, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Emercoin deletion[edit]

Erasing the page of a major international project, which is already 5 years old, is vandalism as it is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:03, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Erasing page as not reasonable, not motivated, you are not the expert. project was mentioned by cnn/forbes/routers. Users will definitely gonna to complain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:19, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Evidently you don't communicate in English. We have a process on the English Wikipedia called Articles for Deletion. Enigmamsg 21:00, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Evidently you don't even try :-) all upper comments was from some rare emercoin users from 250k. I can provide you all contacts & emails of emercoin team by first request.

Don't even try what? Why do I need contacts of the emercoin team? What are you struggling to understand here? Enigmamsg 14:19, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Psst: Wikipedia:General sanctions/Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. MER-C 18:40, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Interesting, I wasn't aware it was such an issue. Enigmamsg 18:43, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians[edit]

With this edit and the next one, you introduced a WP:INTDABLINK error. Links to DAB pages must go through a page qualified as (disambiguation). Narky Blert (talk) 10:27, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

There was no error. I linked directly to the correct page as opposed to going through a redirect. Enigmamsg 14:12, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
User:DPL bot reported the result of your edit as an error. Direct links to DAB pages are errors. Please read WP:INTDABLINK 1st para and examples.
It's difficult enough trying to help deal with the 500+ new bad links to DAB pages created every day without admins, of all people, making WP:DISRUPTIVE edits. Narky Blert (talk) 03:21, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
It was not a disruptive edit and you are being downright rude. Enigmamsg 05:25, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Protection of Australia national soccer team[edit]

Hi Enigmaman, Thank you for protecting Australia national soccer team. Do you reckon one week will be enough though? This has been going on for a few months from multiple IPs. --SuperJew (talk) 07:15, 29 June 2018 (UTC):

The page had not been protected since 2014 so it would be hard to justify more than one week. Protections are usually escalating except in unusual circumstances. If it continues afterwards, I am willing to increase the duration. The past month that page has been in the spotlight due to Australia being in the World Cup, but since they were eliminated several days ago... Enigmamsg 16:50, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Aww man, had to reduce me to tears again by reminding me? ;)
Ok, I thought it had already been protected in the last year, but perhaps that was another page in the project. I'll let you know after the protection expires if the vandalism returns. Thanks, --SuperJew (talk) 08:35, 1 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Enigmaman,

In light of a few of your recent relist(s), it might be prudential to note that the community has authorized sysops to treat AfDs with no participation after one/two week(s) as equivalent of unchallenged PROD(s).Anyways, it may be also noted that in general, debates should not be relisted more than twice.

Regards, WBGconverse 06:02, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

I've seen quite a lot of AfDs relisted more than twice. Enigmamsg 15:24, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
There's actually a whole category for AfDs relisted three times, and it's been done quite a bit. I have only done it a handful of times. As for NOQUORUM, I just looked at AfD and I see a bunch of AfDs with no comments that were relisted by other admins. Enigmamsg 15:30, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Then I'm afraid that other(s) need to be made aware of the change and I'll keep an eye on the daily logs:) At any case, if you choose to relist for the third time, please make sure that there's a solid rationale and mention it in the relisting comment.Best,WBGconverse 11:48, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

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WP:PERM/NPR protection[edit]

The requirement for 500 undeleted edits to mainspace is a guideline, not a restriction. It definitely isn't mandated by ArbCom, like you listed in your protection rationale. Further, this bars editors with alternate accounts from requesting the permission from their new account. Could you consider removing this protection? ~ Rob13Talk 14:26, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Those were not my words. Note the quotations. I removed the protection. Enigmamsg 18:13, 11 July 2018 (UTC)