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Ninja Strike Force[edit]

I see from your user page that you don't much care for VfD. But, given the changes you've made to Ninja Strike Force, it would be a shame for that article to go away. --Myles Long 16:16, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

In response to your comments, I completely agree. I am just now becoming acquainted with VfD, and I find it to be a biased process, as you have pointed out. Your Schoolwatch programme is pretty interesting; I'll definitely have to keep it on my radar. I completely agree that most schools deserve an article...I see that what "WP:NOT" is often cited in the VfD debates. These people seem pretty sure about what Wikipedia is not, but they often seem to forget what Wikipedia is: a community project. Also, those who cite it seem to forget the first point on that page, "WP:NOT paper". Since it's not paper, it can afford to be (and should definitely be) more inclusionary than a paper encyclopedia. Sorry this reply is disjointed.
In the interest of this project, we should organically expand and invest, not suppress. Where do we go next? I completely agree. We should expand articles. If we find a sub-par article that could have merit, why delete it? Why not add to it? Or at least request that it be added to by a more knowledgeable person?
With regard to Ninja Strike Force, could you please vote to keep it? There's a lack of a consensus at this point, but "delete" seems to have a plurality. Is that enough to make it be deleted? Who knows? What constitutes a "win" in VfD seems to be debatable. --Myles Long 18:41, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Just so you know, GRider is prohibited to edit VfD pages and just returned from 2-week ban for violating that. Sad, but true. I accidentally had this page on watchlist and noticed that little discussion. Well, at least NSF has one more keep vote :) Grue 19:10, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Ahh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info. It seems unfair to keep someone from participating in VfD just because s/he doesn't like it and/or always votes "Keep," but whatever, there's probably more to it than that. None of my business. --Myles Long 20:21, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
There is exist a small group of people with small penis syndrome that get theirkicks from voting delete on most everything that moves onto VfD. You just have to get used to it. The most important thing is make sure the first vote is a keep, because alot of this is herd mentality kind of thing. They see one person in their circle of trust vote delete, and they vote delete as well. C'est la vie. I might add that alot of these people have a real hard-on for GRider since before the ArbCom proceding he liked to show the absurdity of VfD, in a Dadaist manner. Klonimus 08:00, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

High Schools[edit]

This Newsweek article on The 100 Best High Schools in America is certainly food for thought in the frequent debates over the notability of high schools... certainly every one on that list should have its own article! -- BD2412 thimk 01:07, 2005 May 9 (UTC)

  • P.S. - the article actually ranks over 1040 schools (although the numbers only go up to 1036, because of a many-way tie at the end). -- BD2412 thimk 01:18, 2005 May 9 (UTC)

Actres Stacy Armstrong[edit]

Hi, I'm writing because I saw that you had voted to keep an article on indpendent film actress Diane Mela. A similar article about actress Stacy Armstrong was voted on back in Feb. 2005. Well, the whole deletion is in question because the vote should have been judged no concensus. But it was deleted anyway!

So it is now being rejudged and thought you might be interested in voting on it Stacy Armstrong debate

Just thought you might like to know! Plank 18:06, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Since you help school articles and you are involved in Schoolwatch, I thought you might want to see this comment I left on an article talk page. There has been a lot of vandalism done to a school's article and I don't know what to do. Any help you can give is excellent! Thanks. — MATHWIZ2020 TALK | CONTRIBS 23:18, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Bob Fisher[edit]

I've added the "{{prod}}" template to the article Bob Fisher, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, or, if you disagree with the notice, discuss the issues at Talk:Bob Fisher. You may remove the deletion notice, and the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached, or if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria. Diez2 18:56, 29 November 2006 (UTC).

Category:Tom Green[edit]

Hi there. I noticed you had created a Category page for Tom Green, in addition to his article. I didn't think categories were supposed to be used in this way, especially when the article on Green is so detailed. I've placed a tag asking whether this should be deleted. What do you think? Thanks, Shawn in Montreal 21:42, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Chili finger.jpg)[edit]

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AfD nomination of Vergennes Union High School[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of DJ Icey[edit]

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Williamsville North High School[edit]

If you are still around, please watch this one, too. Bearian (talk) 20:30, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Your contributed article, List of Star Wars planets[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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