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Red Room (animation)[edit]

Hey there, I see you deleted Red Room (animation). I study urban legends like this. I might place it on RationalWiki or rebuild it later. Can you send me the content to help me do this please? :) Deku-shrub (talk) 21:25, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

@Deku-shrub: I've emailed the content to you. Apologies for the late response, I was on vacation for the past two weeks. xplicit 00:02, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
@Explicit: Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deku-shrub (talkcontribs) 17:56, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Redirect page Chuck Cunningham syndrome[edit]

Hello again. I checked Chuck Cunningham syndrome (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and found out it was deleted twice, once as an article and once as a redirect. Somehow, it was re-created as the same redirect, which was deleted per Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2010 September 11#Chuck Cunningham syndrome, which you closed. What will you do about it? --George Ho (talk) 07:01, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

@George Ho: The redirect was deleted as original research. The use of the term is now cited by a reliable source and it addresses the original concern, so it is no longer eligible for speedy deletion. xplicit 01:01, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Oh... Then... phew! I'll leave it as is then. --George Ho (talk) 02:52, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work on List of Gaon Digital Chart number ones of 2010 and related non-English lists! Ss112 23:54, 30 August 2017 (UTC)


It would be great if you could close some category discussions again, especially the old ones of February and July. Marcocapelle (talk) 06:41, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

@Marcocapelle: I strolled by CFD two days ago and saw the backlog, and I plan to clear it out a bit when I have time. xplicit 00:32, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Victoria University of Wellington Association Football Club (VUWAFC)[edit]

Hi there,

I started this page about a year ago. It was left uncompleted 10 months ago but now I've got some time I'd like to finish it. How can I retrieve it?

Thanks, Matt — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mplamb93 (talkcontribs) 06:42, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

@Mplamb93: As it was deleted via proposed deletion, a simple request to restore it will suffice. However, you should make sure to address the nominator's concern of notability. You should consider looking at the notability guideline for organizations and companies, as well as the general notability guideline xplicit 00:32, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, can I please request to restore the page? I have read through the links you provided and ensure the page is edited accordingly. Thanks, Matt. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mplamb93 (talkcontribs) 02:31, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

@Mplamb93: Very well, I've gone ahead and restored the article. xplicit 23:57, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much.

Category:Japanese high school television programs[edit]

You recently closed a discussion regarding the above category (Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2017 August 18). I didn't see a consensus among the discussion, and there were concerns about Wikipedia:Systemic bias that haven't been addressed. Can you reopen the discussion? Fuddle (talk) 13:10, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

@Fuddle: In the form the category was being utilized, there was consensus to delete it. The dissenting opinions largely rested on the "other stuff exists" argument, while ignoring the concerns about original research and navigation usefulness. In fact, the discussion showed leanings of deleting the related categories as well, but that would require a separate discussion. xplicit 00:27, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

The "other stuff" mentioned are categories in the same tree. We now have to delete American, British, etc. Then we need to look at High school films. And at that point we need to decide whether to categorize drama by setting at all. That's a separate discussion that should happen before this deletion happens. Fuddle (talk) 00:37, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

@Fuddle: Well, no. Some settings are defining characteristics to a film, and some aren't. Category:Songs by theme operates in a similar fashion. Note the amount of themes present, but themes like Category:Songs about love, Category:Songs about divorce, and Category:Songs about drug use went through deletion discussions that resulted in consensus determining that they are not defining characteristics about a song.
In the film category discussion, you also did not argue that it was a setting, you argued that it was a genre, which is what the discussion was based on. Perhaps even more confusing is that Category:High school films is categorized as a setting and a genre. If you meant to argue the former, perhaps you may consider nominating the high school film category and its subcategories for renaming (Category:Films set in high schools, perhaps?) to firmly define its contents. Assuming that the community decides that is is a defining setting and the rename is carried through, the Japanese category can be reestablished thereafter. xplicit 01:45, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
I am only arguing that Japanese is a keep because American is a keep. BTW, two deletes, one keep and one rename is not a consensus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fuddle (talkcontribs) 02:11, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
@Fuddle: Well, considering that deletion discussions are not a vote, I fail to see how the numbers matter, especially when the basic original research policy is not addressed in any form. As aforementioned, there was a leaning of support of getting rid of the other categories as well. As I see a serious lack of initiative to get a better answer, I will nominate the remaining categories myself as I proposed above. xplicit 02:39, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

CfD closure note[edit]

Hey there, I noticed that you closed this CfD but you didn't remove the CfD notices from the listed categories. I'm taking care of that now, just letting you know. Cheers. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 18:32, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Request to reopen CfD[edit]

Hi Explicit. Could you please consider reopening the CfD for Category:Undrafted National Basketball Association players, which also included Category:Undrafted National Hockey League players, that you recently closed here? First off, your closure at the time was an understandable delete as there were no rebuttals to keep. However, new discussions by interested projects at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject National Basketball Association#Undrafted players and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ice Hockey#Category:Undrafted National Hockey League players indicate that there are a number of supporters of the categories that were not aware that the CfD was open. Moreover, there were earlier CfDs on the same categories by the same nominator in 2010: Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 April 26#Category:Undrafted National Basketball Association players and Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 April 26#Category:Undrafted National Hockey League players. Both were unanimous keeps at the time. Unfortunately, the current CfD process doesn't list past CfDs with new discussions like the AfD process does, which is a helpful reference for participants to make an informed decision. Thank you in advance for your consideration.—Bagumba (talk) 07:19, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

@Bagumba: Hi. Unfortunately, I am not seeing a reason to unilaterally disregard the consensus and reopen the discussion. Although not mentioned in my closure, the nom did point back to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2017 July 11#Category:Undrafted National Football League players, where the previous discussed were linked. The delete arguments were aware of this. Additionally, as consensus can change, citing a discussion from seven years ago which resulted in keep isn't a particularly strong argument. I think the best course of action is to take your concerns to WP:DRV, which will allow the community to determine the arguments of the related WikiProject and determine the next step. xplicit 00:16, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I've opened the DRV at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2017_September_10.—Bagumba (talk) 06:35, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

David G McAfee image[edit]

hello, you deleted file File:David McAfee Houston 2014.jpg from Wikipedia under F11, but because there was no notice of impending deletion on the file I didn't get to see who uploaded it or where it came from. Is there a way to view that cached information? I thought the procedure for speedy deletion WP:F11 was to give 7 days notice for just such a reason? Thanks. Mramoeba (talk) 06:40, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

@Mramoeba: The image was uploaded by Tacoman3005, who received notice of its deletion the day it was tagged. This file was tagged with {{OTRS pending}} since January, well over 200 days ago, and nothing ever came of it. xplicit 00:53, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Great thanks, that's why I wouldn't have seen the tag anyway. Cheers. Mramoeba (talk) 23:13, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

File:David Carradine arrested for dagga in South Africa.jpeg[edit]

Hi I am the creator of this work and have added the appropriate license to the file please restore: File:David Carradine arrested for dagga in South Africa.jpeg --Mickey ☠ Dangerez 01:13, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

@MickeyDangerez: It has been explained to you on your talk page that the license you selected was not acceptable. As it stood, it violated the rights of the newspaper the image is from. xplicit 01:25, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) There is discussion related to this at User talk:MickeyDangerez#Image copyright problem with File:David Carradine arrested for dagga in South Africa.jpe. FWIW, I don't dispute MickeyDangerez's claim to being the copyright holder of the photo, but I'm not sure that claim applies to the underlying elements depicted in the photo. It might be argued that File:Dagga Magazine Logo.jpeg is de minimis if the logo just happened to be in the background when the photo was taken; however, the clippings do seem to have been intentionally placed upon this particular background. Per c:COM:DM#Guidelines, it seems like this particular background could be replaced by another one without the logos and that doing so would not ruin the overall image. Another problem has to do with the copyright status of the individual clippings (and the photos contained therein). These are the focus of the image so de minimis cannot be claimed for them in my opinion. Also, they appear to from circa 1980 so it's unlikely they are eligible for public domain because of their age. All these things together seem to make this photo a WP:Derivative work of various copyrighted elements whose copyrights need to be taken into account. Pinging Stefan2 for input as well since he was the editor who tagged the file for speedy deletion. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:35, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
The original notice didn't make that clear. How does fair use not apply here? Historic newspapers clippings? --Mickey ☠ Dangerez 01:48, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Where was the file used? Without knowing where it was used, it's impossible to tell if the file would satisfy WP:NFCC. --Stefan2 (talk) 12:19, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@Stefan2: The file was being used in Daggafari ([1]), but that article has been redirected to another article. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:56, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@MickeyDangerez: Fair use and Wikipedia's non-free content use policy are not the same thing. Wikipedia's non-free content use policy has been made intentionally more restrictive by the Wikipedia community. Also, just being old does not necessary mean historic per WP:ITSHISTORIC. Images are typically only historic/iconic when reliable sources treat them as such.
When dealing with (user-made) collages/montages such as this, you're typically going to have to show how each non-free element meets all ten non-free content criteria and provide a non-free use rationale for each. This, in my opinion, is going to be very hard to do for this particular file. The "DM" logo is not really needed so that's going to be hard to justify per WP:NFCC#8 and the text in the clippings themselves is just text, so that's going to be hard to justify per WP:NFCC#1 and WP:TEXTASIMAGES; you can, however, sumarize what the clippings say and then cite them as source if you feel they meet WP:RS. The photos in the clipping might possibly be OK to use, but you're going to have to provide a pretty strong justification for doing so: typically this is when the actual photo itself is the subject of critical commentary in reliable sources. Simply wanting to just show a photo of Carradine at the time of the incident is almost certainly not going to be considered NFCCP-compliant in and of itself. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:56, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
It is used to convey context from a South African perspective and how dagga is also used directly in the English language. Critical to the main subsection. --Mickey ☠ Dangerez 15:44, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
I don't see how a collage of newspaper clippings on a background showing a magazine logo (which I think you created) is critical to understanding any of the content in Cannabis in South Africa#David Carradine, dagga, racism and the Apartheid State. If the newspaper articles contain relevnt information, they can be cited as sources. There's really no need to showing scans of them in my opinion. Anyway, I am not an admin so I can't undelete the file. If Explicit or another admin feels that more discussion is needed and wants to (temporarily) undelete the file, then that's fine with me. -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:51, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides.png[edit]

How do you get the orphaned revisions of a file deleted?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:31, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

(talk page watcher)@Kintetsubuffalo: This appears to have been already resolved, but for future reference you can add {{furd}} ({{subst:furd}}) to the file's page. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:28, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Mick Trimming by Gitangelique Sani.jpg[edit]

Recently, you deleted the above file from Wikipedia, due to a lack of evidence that the copyright holder had given me permission to use it. But five days before deletion, I had obtained permission, and I forwarded it to the Volunteer Response Team. Unfortunately, at the time, I did not understand that I could have placed the {{OTRS pending}} tag on the image page to prevent premature deletion. I assumed that only an admin could do that, and I also assumed that the admins would have seen my evidence of permission by now. But now I've been told that it may take up to seven months for an admin to see the evidence of permission that I provided.

In light of all this, would it be possible to restore the image, so that I can place the {{OTRS pending}} tag on its homepage? Once the admins finally see my e-mail documenting the evidence of permission, they might need to access the link that I provided for verification. But if my image is still deleted, they might not have any way of verifying that this particular image can be used freely on Wikipedia. Thanks for understanding. Greggens (talk) 20:50, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

@Greggens:  Done, I have restored the file and added the {{OTRS pending}} tag to its description. xplicit 08:33, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Greggens (talk) 16:33, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

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Request for page protection[edit]

User(s) keeps on removing sourced and notable content, repeatedly (talk) 00:13, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Reviving previously deleted page Ken Nolan[edit]

Would like to revive page 'Ken Nolan', which was earlier deleted due to creator being blocked. I believe the subject in question is notable due to his heavy involvement in high-profile media projects like Black Hawk Down, The Company (miniseries), and Transformers: The Last Knight, as well as him being the recipient of an award from the Writers Guild of America, West. Please respond as soon as possible.Ngrynintendonerd (talk) 02:57, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

@Ngrynintendonerd: Yes check.svg Done – as a contested proposed deletion, the article has been restored upon request. xplicit 08:33, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
@Explicit: Thank you.


Hello, I am aware that you deleted the former PNG image for Disney Junior. Well, now File:Disney Junior.svg has been tagged for deletion, and if possible, I would like the rationale that the PNG image had to save that logo. Thank you. JE98 (talk) 12:51, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

@JE98: I've gone ahead and added a fair use rationale. xplicit 00:17, 23 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi Explicit,

I've read your links and believe you deleted the Snatchbot logo after the original entry for that company was deleted.

I've recently written my own version of the page and explained why here:

If it is reviewed and accepted, can you please restore the logo?


Ornik — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ornik Senki (talkcontribs) 12:56, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

@Ornik Senki: Unfortunately, the article you've linked has been deleted once again. xplicit 00:17, 23 September 2017 (UTC)