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Draft:Peter Donebauer deletion[edit]

On the 11th September 2019 this page was set to Draft deletion with the reference R2 (which I don't entirely follow). A number of amendments have been made to the references to provide the additional authority about the article which was sought. Could it be reviewed again please? -- comment added by User talk:Iaeon comment added 00:09, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Iaeon. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that, but I'd suggest getting in touch with the editor who originally turned the page into a draft, @Þjarkur, if you'd like to get feedback on it. Regards, FASTILY 03:30, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Sorry Fastily. For some reason I thought you were the Editor. Looks like it is someone else. User talk:Iaeon comment added 13:05, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

More problems with an editor harrassing me[edit]

Hi Fastily,

Some time ago, I came to you with concerns about an editor who was hounding me. I followed your advice and took it to ANI, but unfortunately nothing came of it. I felt that he managed to drag the discussion out long enough that admins would be deterred from doing anything because of the amount they would have to read and by claiming the whole ANI report was petty revenge on my part. He has a bad habit of wiki-lawyering.

The hounding stopped for a while, but it has since flared up again—most notably here where he has spent six weeks dragging a discussion out by refusing to provide sources for his claims and engaging in original research. The subject is car numbers in a motor racing series; an almost trivial subject matter. It is currently being discussed at the no original research noticeboard, where the gist of his argument is that because sources never defined the phrase "permanent numbers", editors could not be sure what it meant. He is also trying to argue that those same sources which use the phrase "permanent numbers" contradict themselves as a way of proving why he was right all along. I think this is a pretty specious argument and another example of his wikilawyering.

His pattern of behaviour is again quite clear to me. He only ever edits in the current season article or in discussions related to it and he only ever opposes me. I believe that he does this because he knows that I have been a major influence in the articles on the subject, and that it is the work that I am most proud of on Wikipedia. Some of his recent edits suggest to me that he has very little knowledge of the subject given that his comments have been factually inaccurate (he claimed that something happened recently when it has not happened for 25 years). He has lobbied to have me blocked at ANI on several occasions to no avail, and once it became apparent that admins were not taking the action he desired, he started his campaign of harrassment.

I want this to stop. I find dealing with him to be incredibly frustrating and I believe that his actions are deliberate. Every discussion that he gets involved in winds up being dragged out for weeks. However, I don't know what to do about it. ANI is the obvious example, but given his talent for wikilawyering, I have no confidence that anything will come of it. I would be happy with a two-way IBAN or a mutual TBAN where we both stay away from a topic that the other nominates. I suggested that last time and he initially agreed to it, but then nominated a list of topics for the TBAN, many of which I edited but he did not. This, more than anything else, proves his harrassment because he had no reason to nominate those topics other than to frustrate my editing practice.

Could you please make some suggestions to help me? Mclarenfan17 (talk) 11:33, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Fastily,
I hate to be back here so soon, especially when you have not had a chance to respond to my post, but there has been a development at WP:NORN.
One of the editors involved claims that I had deliberately kept "false information" in an article. I had reverted some of his edits because he had not provided any sources and when I asked him to, he posted something that failed both WP:RS and WP:VER. I pointed this out in the WP:NORN discussion, which prompted this response from Tvx1, who claimed that I was "trying to talk my way out of [trouble]" and implied that this was something that I regularly do. This, I feel, is blatant misrepresentation. It is quite clear from the discussion that the source was not suitable. I also think that Tvx1 is trying to redirect attention away from his actions.
I'm sorry I have to keep doing this, but it's obvious harrassment. Mclarenfan17 (talk) 00:42, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi Mclarenfan17. Without commenting on the current situation, I'm aware that Tvx1 is a problem user with an incredibly long history of blatantly lying/misrepresenting policy. User conduct/harassment is a serious issue on Wikipedia and since the community (via AN/ANI) has failed to resolve the ongoing harassment you're experiencing, I'm going to recommend filing a request for arbitration. -FASTILY 03:30, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Fastily. I think I'm going to have to approach this very carefully. The Arbitration page makes the process out to be quite daunting—probably because it is not to be taken lightly—and if it's not done properly, it can backfire. The process is time-consuming and considering that Tvx1 fights everything, he won't take this lightly. He will almost certainly try and turn it back on me. Is there any advice you can offer on how to approach arbitration? And is there anything admins can do while the arbitration process is ongoing? Mclarenfan17 (talk) 03:57, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Agreed, but I suspect this may be your best option (assuming the case is accepted by the committee). You could, of course head over to ANI, but I'd be willing to bet that raising the above concern there will amount to exactly nothing, just bruised egos and a bunch of name-calling. As for your other questions: Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration is a great resource and explains the process in-depth. Admins typically won't intervene in matters subject to ongoing deliberation by the arbitration committee. Regards, FASTILY 04:11, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. Would it be alright if I included your previous comments about his editing behaviour? I feel that doing so would give more weight to the arbitration case and it would be much harder for him to dismiss the way he did the last ANI. However, I will understand if you prefer to stay out of it. Mclarenfan17 (talk) 05:35, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Sure, especially since everything I've written here is public anyways. Best, FASTILY 23:05, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Fastily,

Would you mind helping me conduct a small experiment, please? Based on your edit history, it appears that you have little to no interest in motorsport. I'd like to show you an excerpt from a source and ask your opinion of it:

In order to give consistent identity to drivers and assist with promotion, Priority 1 drivers will be free to choose their permanent car number from 2019, except number 1, which will always be reserved for the reigning World Rally Champion.

In your own words, could you please tell me what you think this means and what conclusions you think anybody who read this might draw from it? For context, a "Priority 1 driver" is a competitor at the top level of the sport.

I know it's an odd request, but it will help me a lot. Mclarenfan17 (talk) 12:42, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion no portals[edit]

21:42, 21 January 2020 Fastily talk contribs deleted page Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion no portals (G7: One author who has requested deletion or blanked the page – If you wish to retrieve it, please see WP:REFUND)

Why? --SmokeyJoe (talk) 23:13, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Because the sole-author requested deletion? -FASTILY 23:18, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I decided that the page no longer served a purpose because there were no active MfDs of portals and had only been two in the last two months and G7ed it (being the only editor of the page). I don't see a problem here. * Pppery * it has begun... 23:21, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

File:CGP Grey stick figure.png[edit]

Hi Fastily. There’s something odd about this file. It was uploaded in 2018 which means it can’t be the same file I discussed at Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 67#NFCC#1 exemptions for BLP privacy reasons in 2017. Could this be a reupload or another version of a file previously deleted? If it is, then maybe the file was already discussed at FFD. — Marchjuly (talk) 03:20, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Marchjuly. They're different images. For reference: File:CGPGrey Logo.jpg (desc, file), File:CGPGreySymbol.png (desc, file) -FASTILY 05:19, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying. I did a bit more digging and found that they were at least "different" files in terms of file name. I was going to post an update here after I posted at the FFD, but your post confirms they are not the same.. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:25, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

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