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Category:The Criterion Collection[edit]

Hi; I'm OK to delete Category:The Criterion Collection, I just am wondering where the previous CFD discussion was so I can link to it when I delete it. Thanks. Good Ol’factory (talk) 00:55, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

The previous discussion was about Category:Criterion Collection back in 2006: Wikipedia:Categories for deletion/Log/2006 January 16#Category:Criterion Collection. - Eureka Lott 00:59, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Good Ol’factory (talk) 01:09, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey EurekaLott; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:48, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Your move of Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus (Cleveland, Ohio) to Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus[edit]

Why would you move this? The part (Cleveland, Ohio) was there to clarify a common name used for Catholic churches with Polish parishes. There are several "St. Stanislaus" churches in Ohio. As a shrine church is not a common recognized type of church designation, keeping the (Cleveland, Ohio) fits the title convention, Name of Thing (at Place), and users will get better suggestions using the wikipedia search box. Wikipedia:Article titles suggests adding "distinguishing information, often in the form of a description in parentheses after the name"; the location is the easily understood distinguishing information about the article than the word shrine in the official name. Removing (Cleveland, Ohio) added ambiguity and made it incomplete. The move should be reverted. Please visit Talk:Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus and comment. BoBoMisiu (talk) 21:10, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for moving my page.[edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png It is very frustrating when you accidentally move a page, and cannot correct your error. Thanks for your help. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:05, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Why did you delete this....[edit]

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1bsy17/pringles_ring/c99uuvi?context=2 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fwb885 (talkcontribs) 22:28, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for moving Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes,[edit]

could you now also restore the redirect history of it? I know this sounds stupid, but I don't like wasting revisions.--Launchballer 23:24, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Already done. If you encounter this situation in the future, you can use the {{histmerge}} template to easily request the same thing. - Eureka Lott 23:27, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much indeed. Just one last thing; the deletion log said that there were revisions before 21 February 2007, yet the history doesn't show them. I'm not trying to take the mickey or anything, but could you please restore those as well?--Launchballer 23:29, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Those revisions were a version of the article that was speedy deleted in 2007. The text is almost entirely original research and speculation, and not worth keeping. If you really want to see it, I could userfy it or email it to you. - Eureka Lott 23:41, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
It's not a case of 'seeing it', it's a case of the article itself exists, what's the point in hiding revisions?--Launchballer 23:58, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
This isn't a matter of trying to conceal things. The article was deleted for a good reason, and restoring content that doesn't belong in an encyclopedia helps no one. - Eureka Lott 00:28, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Pussy n Owl[edit]

That was a useful link. Thank you for showing me that. I added the chunk of text in after reading similar poem articles (I.e. The Raven, Oku no Hosomichi, and lastly To His Coy Mistress). These three articles all list out, if not all, some of the original text. Perhaps that could also be done for the Owl and the Pussycat: adding the first few lines. Besides, the copyright for The Owl and the Pussycat has already expired in the US. Anyway, thanks and cheers, ☯ Bonkers The Clown \(^_^)/ Nonsensical Babble ☯ 08:57, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

I wouldn't object to adding the first stanza or so to the article. As far as I'm aware, there's no firm rule about what constitutes excessive length, but I figure that if it needs to be collapsed, it's too long. - Eureka Lott 13:24, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Brush High School article[edit]

Eureka... in light of recent events surrounding the kidnapped women being found on the West Side, several articles (particularly the Brush HS article), are getting info added on that is more current event oriented rather than encyclopedic in nature. Any thoughts on how to curb unnecessary edits?Ryecatcher773 (talk) 16:07, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

File:By Any Means Necessary.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:By Any Means Necessary.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 06:24, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for removing that vandalism on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland[edit]

You wouldn't believe it, but I got to that article just in time that for a few seconds there I thought that actually was the author. I almost put a thing about contradiction in that article. I should know better than that really, considering I own a comprehensive edition of his works and that it was a such an obvious contradiction... Repku (talk) 19:43, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Seeking a Review of my Permanent Block[edit]

Hi EurekaLott, I'm posting here to ask you have a look at my block which I say is counter-policy and unfair. I'm posting via IP while signing my username. I know this "block evasion" is against the rules but I believe I really have no other choice. I came to you pretty much randomly from the list of administrators (I decided to try one with username beginning "E" and checked for recent activity).

I edited Wikipedia for years, then some incidents drew my attention to online privacy and harassment. My previous account was vulnerable to that so I switched to a new. My very first edit as "Colton Cosmic" explained this conscienciously and straightforwardly[1]. Nevertheless I was permanently blocked within weeks for "sockpuppetry." That block occurred without warning, diffs, or discussion. I won't risk tooting the "admin abuse" horn too often, but there is *no* *way* a no-warn/no diffs/no discussion block is anything but abusive. After that, an entire crowd of drama maniacs from WP:AN/ANI descended on me, each with his own criticism and theory, all filled with suspicion. Could I have handled all that better? Yeah, but I really was overwhelmed by it and upset that my honesty was being questioned. I don't want to type the whole affair here at your talkpage, but you can look at my latest summary, here: [2].

Will you have a look? I will answer any questions you have. If you unblock merely my talkpage (to me) it will be easier for me to reply, but I can also answer here. I guess I will say: please don't believe what anyone says about me without allowing me to respond. No offense certainly if you decline, but I hope you at least give a reason. Colton Cosmic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.226.66.202 (talk) 13:07, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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Cleveland Arcade[edit]

Eesh, that's what I get for having too many windows open. That was meant to go somewhere else - thanks for spotting. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:02, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

RE: Cleveland article (argument on talk page regarding the 'Mistake by the Lake')[edit]

Please weigh in at your earliest convenience. Thank you.Ryecatcher773 (talk) 05:34, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Batteries[edit]

I just saw your comment People invent artillery, not gun batteries. You might be interested in Ricochet Battery, so called by its inventor Marshal Vauban, was first used at the siege of Ath in 1697. Perhaps someone should write an article. Maybe I'll put it on my list. SpinningSpark 12:36, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Award[edit]


given to EurekaLott for helping the Cleveland article reach Featured Article status

Vjmlhds (talk) 04:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Cleveland area
Thank you for quality contributions to articles such as Cleveland, for gnomish work "in the area", adding better pictures, moves, merges, more factual wording, redirects, categories, for a lovely user page and for listening to "Nice work!", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:31, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 759th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:34, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Xipu, Fujian and Xipu Town (Zhangzhou)‎.[edit]

Hi there, I nominated these pages for CSD because there is no such place - it's Xibu, not Xipu - the original creator made a mistake with the Chinese character. I'm perplexed why you would decline a technical delete for somewhere that doesn't exist. Cheers, ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 15:40, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Several reasons: the redirects have been in place for quite a while, and are still in use. Deleting them would create broken links on Wikipedia, not to mention links from elsewhere on the web. In addition, a plausible misspelling is not a valid criteria for speedy deletion, nor are most redirects created by page moves eligible (see WP:CSD#R3). If you think it would help, we could tag them as {{r from misspelling}} to keep them out of indexes. If you feel they need to go, please nominate them at WP:RFD. - Eureka Lott 16:24, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. It's no big deal if the two redirects stay - I doubt they will create a disc space issue :), and you have a point re the plausible misspelling. Best, ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 04:46, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
By the way, I noticed that Xibu is a redlink. Should the article be moved there? I'm not familiar with the naming conventions for Chinese place names. If I'm reading the guideline correctly, the disambiguation in the title may not be necessary. - Eureka Lott 05:00, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Google maps shows that there are four other Xibus dotted about China so Xibu, Zhangzhou lets readers check if they are in the right place. As I understand the guidance, this is District/Sub-district disambiguation.► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 05:41, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Got it. In that case, the article should stay where it is. When you have a chance, you might want to start a disambiguation page at Xibu. - Eureka Lott 06:34, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Chinese railway stations[edit]

Sorry to trouble you again but please could you move the following over their existing redirect pages for compliance with WP:NC-ZH, cardinal direction in English.

Hangzhoudong Railway Station -> Hangzhou East Railway Station
Yuyaobei Railway Station -> Yuyao North Railway Station
Ningbodong Railway Station -> Ningbo East Railway Station

Many thanks, ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 15:42, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done In the future, if you don't want to wait for me to check in, you can tag the redirects with {{db-move}} and they'll be listed as candidates for speedy moves. - Eureka Lott 06:34, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks. ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 07:54, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Another Chinese railway station[edit]

Alas, I had planned not to trouble you again and use {{Db-move}} instead, but of course, the best laid plans ... Anyhow, I cocked up a move and rather than try and explain it via a template on the page please could you move Huizhoun South Railway Station to Huizhou South Railway Station over the redirect. This SHOULD be the last one. Many thanks, ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 08:10, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for the taking so long to respond, Philg88. I can move Huizhoun South Railway Station, but I need to make sure I understand the rationale first. Is the current title a typo? - Eureka Lott 00:43, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
No problem. Yes, it's a typo - erroneous "n", should be "Huizhou". Thanks in advance, ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 04:02, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Aligarh Muslim University[edit]

I guess you are right, I'll look again when I have more time Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:18, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Revert Willard Park[edit]

Hi

You just reverted my edit, which was made because MoS says to "Use italics, not boldface, for emphasis in article text.". I did not realise it was a linked item.

Glad that came up as a notification (it is useful after all lol) as I'll have to incorporate checks for that into my future copyedits. Is the only way to check to look at "what links here"?

Thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 19:01, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

I usually check "what links here" and select "hide links" to make it easier to spot any redirects (example). There's also an application on the Toolserver for identifying redirects, but I never use it. - Eureka Lott 04:31, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Sports in Ohio[edit]

Thanks for deleting the redirect and moving the Sport in Ohio article to Sports in Ohio. If you are in the mood, the same issue exists for the Sport in _____ articles for New Jersey, Missouri, and Indiana. I would make the changes myself, but I don't know how. Barryjjoyce (talk) 01:16, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Category:Warehouse 13[edit]

Thanks for adding cats to Category:Warehouse 13 and its related cats. These were all deleted recently because they were created by a blocked user in violation of his block. I don't think the deletions were constructive so I recreated the cats but as I couldn't see the deleted cats, I had to guess as to what other categories were linked to so they're probably still missing a few. --AussieLegend () 04:51, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Blocking a user[edit]

How do I go about getting user Poopisrocking blocked??? He keeps on vandalising the page Cleveland Cavaliers. Hardcoreromancatholic (talk) 22:21, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for helping to remove vandalism. Another administrator has already blocked that user, so the issue has been taken care of. I'll keep an eye on the Cleveland Cavaliers article, and will semi-protect it if the amount of vandalism increases. Thanks again! - Eureka Lott 13:30, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

My Username[edit]

How do I go about changing my username?????? Please answer me on my user talk page. Hardcoreromancatholic (talk) 03:47, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Central-Hower High School[edit]

I want to change the heading and add a section to reflect that the former Central-Hower High School, is now the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School, but no matter what I do, it will not turn out right. Can you help me???? Hardcoreromancatholic (talk) 03:02, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Disappearance of Beverly Potts[edit]

Hi,

Can you help me bring Disappearance of Beverly Potts up to Good Article or Featured Article? There's a book (Twilight of Innocence: The Disappearance of Beverly Potts) that we could cannibalise, and facts are not copyrighted. Paul Austin (talk) 12:50, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Wold Newton[edit]

"category is for articles unique to the series, not for characters appropriated by Farmer"

Where does it say that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rick Norwood (talkcontribs)

Hi. Thanks for the note. We've had issues with categories related to this series in the past. Fans of the series would place every character appearing in the books in a Wold Newton category, and it quickly became untenable. I hope we don't have to deal with that again. For me, it's a matter of whether the characters' inclusion in the books is a defining characteristic. For the characters borrowed by Farmer, it's probably not one of their defining characteristics. - Eureka Lott 18:08, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Poor timing.[edit]

Yeah, those were nominated at 23:34, he changed the first article to re-include them at 23:39... so I nom'd them before our revert actions. In fact, one was nominated hours prior to any discussion between us (16:04) for a regular 'ol nomination for deletion, but I later changed them to speedy. Poor timing, but timestamps should clear things up. -Kai445 (talk) 04:20, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Ah, I see. The nomination was in good faith. For future reference, please note that WP:CSD#A10 is for articles only, not for templates. WP:CSD#T3 is the criterion for redundant templates, and has a built-in seven day waiting period. Also, please take care when using Twinkle. Its tools are intended for anti-vandalism efforts, an using them in an editing dispute can be considered abuse. - Eureka Lott 04:41, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Christine Shevchenko‎[edit]

Hi, so in regards to the conversation we all had at the Criteria for speedy deletion about merging the draft: Draft:Christine Shevchenko with the redirect: Christine Shevchenko‎, what was the outcome? It wasn't really settled but since there is a draft, can the draft be moved to the page and then the history merged? Because I tried to speedy delete it but the same user removed it saying it's still controversial. Help lol LADY LOTUSTALK 11:57, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I can merge the two pages, but I'd like to hear User:Hullaballoo Wolfowitz's thoughts before we take any action. - Eureka Lott 23:51, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
If it were only me, I'd get out of the way and write it off to me being too much of a policy wonk. But the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion#Speedy delete a redirect page for article shows that this proposal is controversial, and that there isn't consensus to support it. So I don't believe it's appropriate. The Big Bad Wolfowitz (aka Hullaballoo) (talk) 02:05, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
What would you propose as an alternative? The draft is ready to go, so now it looks like a textbook WP:CSD#G6 case. There's nothing significant in the redirect's history. Eureka Lott 02:46, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Lady Lotus should simply edit the existing page. That's what I've done when this situation came up, and what other users have done when replacing redirects I'd created with full articles; that option probably got plurality support on the talk page. The Big Bad Wolfowitz (aka Hullaballoo) (talk) 03:22, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much![edit]

But would you mind also deleting User:Tharthan/Mailbox/ as well, which redirects to the same page? I think I mislinked it before, as Tharthan/Mailbox.

Also, that was my bad in putting it in the talk page for "requests for discussion". I had forgotten that the "d" stood for "discussion" and not "deletion", and didn't notice it when I had gotten to the page. Whoops! Tharthandorf Aquanashi (talk) 01:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Done. If this happens again in your userspace, you can simply tag the page with {{db-user}} and it will go in the speedy deletion queue. - Eureka Lott 02:43, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Cleveland Art+Feminism Meetup[edit]

Hi, Eureka Lott, we would love to have your help at our event! Are you free to join us Saturday (11-5)? (I do hope that I this is the correct way to respond to your message: I am new to this!) LBonds (talk) 17:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

CAT:IPV[edit]

I nominated that page for deletion as the target page was going to be deleted (because its CfD nomination was closed as delete). It therefore is eligible for speedy deletion under criterion G8. Did you not notice that the linked page was going to be deleted, or did you notice? Gparyani (talk) 04:13, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I understood your rationale, thank you. In my opinion, G8 isn't intended to be used proactively. As long as the category exists, its shortcut should continue to function. In any case, this is a minor issue, and it soon will be rendered immaterial when both pages are deleted. - Eureka Lott 15:48, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks in advance[edit]

I have a question I hope you can help with: between you and Fluffernutter, who would you say is fatter? A few of us have a pool going. Oh and there's an over/under so exact LBS (or tonnes if that's more appropriate) would be great! Cheers! 185.22.183.202 (talk) 22:01, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for deleting my image. I requested the deletion because it was accidentally uploaded by me. Thanks! Fresh Sullivan (talk) 01:03, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Charles Sims and Charles Simms redirects[edit]

Hi EurekaLott - Thanks for fixing these two redirect pages. I thought I was being super efficient getting rid of an extra step in the disambiguations. I read the policy about disambiguation pages and I get it now. Redirects are cheap! You have educated me.--Foobarnix (talk) 01:24, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien[edit]

This article does not fit happily into the category Healthcare in Vienna. It's a medical learned society. Healthcare articles are about the organisation of treatment institutions.Rathfelder (talk) 15:03, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Northeast Ohio image help[edit]

A quick check of your Commons uploads shows that you generally upload only Flickr images, but I hope you don't mind me asking anyway. Would you be able/willing to help with illustrating unillustrated municipalities and townships in northeastern Ohio? I've created a tracking page for unillustrated jurisdictions, and I'll soon be adding a map for each county showing which spots don't yet have photos. Nyttend (talk) 18:00, 11 July 2015 (UTC)