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July 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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I have reverted Nick's close, despite your endorsement of it, because I think that more discussion is needed. I understand your feelings of irritation at all parties to this, but I had independently noticed problems with Dr.S's reviewing. DGG ( talk ) 01:42, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

If you truly think it's needed, I won't object, though I think this will only end in SwisterTwister digging themself into a hole and more time being wasted on this issue. We shall see. GorillaWarfare (talk) 02:20, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
I think you may be right about the end result, but there are still the problems of other reviewers also. DGG ( talk ) 03:46, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Paul George back to semi protection[edit]

Hey GorillaWarfare. Bagumba recently increased protection on Paul George to admin-only due to content disputes regarding a transaction he is involved with. That transaction, a trade, has now been completed and made official [1] [2], so the page can be returned back now to semi-protect edit mode. I logged a request at Bagumba's talk page, but he is currently inactive. With this being a pressing event, the page needs to be returned back to allow confirmed users to edit the page to reflect the trade being officially announced. If you could help out, that would be much appreciated. Cheers. 18:02, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

@DaHuzyBru: Looks like it was just reduced to semi-protection by another administrator. You should be all set. GorillaWarfare (talk) 18:07, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
I appreciate the response, but it wasn't actually reduced. The protection was increased to indefinite. I still can't edit the page. DaHuzyBru (talk) 18:10, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
@DaHuzyBru: Have you tried editing it? The protection that was placed was indefinite semi-protection, which you should be able to edit through. GorillaWarfare (talk) 18:18, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
I can only see "view source"? I don't know what's up. The same problem was noted here. DaHuzyBru (talk) 18:21, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Legend! Thanks a tone. DaHuzyBru (talk) 18:25, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2017[edit]


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DYK for Virginia Apuzzo[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 10 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Virginia Apuzzo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Virginia Apuzzo was a nun until shortly after the Stonewall riots, when she left her convent and became a gay rights and AIDS activist? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Virginia Apuzzo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Virginia Apuzzo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion: 5miles[edit]

Hi! I´ve just seen you marked this page (5miles) for speedy deletion. Can you please help me understand why? I used credible sources to make sure it passes the "Credible claim of significance" test. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mchichorro (talkcontribs) 02:43, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

@Mchichorro: There are some sources on that article, but there's very little text at all explaining what is notable about the company. I've moved it to Draft:5miles if you'd like to continue working on it; you might find WP:Your first article helpful. GorillaWarfare (talk) 02:47, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
@GorillaWarfare: Thank you so much for clear explanation. I understand now what the problem was. I worked on it to make sure it is a better fit. Please check it and if you think is ok, move it from draft. Thank you
@Mchichorro: If you add {{subst:submit}} to the top of the article, someone will review it and see if it's ready to be moved back. GorillaWarfare (talk) 15:55, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 16: New England Wiknic @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

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Request for your Expert Review or Opinion[edit]

Hello GorillaWarfare, is there a chance that you have a look at the article "Nader El-Bizri" and the discussions around it? I am a new editor here, and I hope that such request is within the bounds of the Wikipedia policies and etiquette. Thanks kindly (AcademeEditorial (talk) 21:54, 12 July 2017 (UTC))

re: AfD/Prime Campus[edit]

Thanks for your note. I've responded on my talk page. -User:Grutness

Draft: Lynn Cominsky - recent deletion of submission[edit]

The draft submission of the article titled 'Lynn Cominsky' was recently deleted by you for copyright violation. The author of the referenced website has provided the content under the correct license as per Wikipedia:Declaration of consent for all enquiries. The current page placeholder states to 'contact the user who completed this action' before trying again. I would like this page undeleted, as the copyright infringement is no longer accurate.

From the email, of which I have a copy:

"I hereby affirm that I, Dr. Lynn Cominsky am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of, and have legal authority in my capacity to release the copyright of that work. I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. Dr. Lynn Cominsky Copyright Holder July 14, 2017"

Sidenote in regards to your username: I'm really looking forward to seeing the new Planet of the Apes. Thanks for reminding me.

Gentlemanscientist (talk) 17:15, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

In order to release this, she should send the email to so there is a record of it accessible to volunteers. Alternatively, she can post a notice on the page declaring that she's releasing it under that license. GorillaWarfare (talk) 18:22, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
The email was sent to that address this morning. Gentlemanscientist (talk) 19:02, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
@Gentlemanscientist: Thanks for letting me know. I've processed the ticket, and it looks like the article was just moved out of the draft space to Lynn Cominsky. GorillaWarfare (talk) 18:00, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Draft:Kraiburg TPE[edit]

Regarding Draft:Kraiburg TPE

I have received a note from SwisterTwister yesterday as below:

Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted because it included copyrighted content, which is not permitted on Wikipedia.

This submission appears to be taken from Wikipedia cannot accept material copied from elsewhere, unless it explicitly and verifiably has been released to the world under a suitably-free and compatible copyright license or into the public domain and is written in an acceptable tone—this includes material that you own the copyright to. You should attribute the content of a draft to outside sources, using citations, but copying and pasting or closely paraphrasing sources is not acceptable. The entire draft should be written using your own words and structure. Note to reviewers: do not leave copyright violations sitting in the page history. Please follow the instructions here.

After reading this, I intend to delete the unapproved link. But before I could react, the article has been deleted quickly two hours later.

Kindly reinstate the article so that I can make the necessary change and send for re-submission.

Thank youApmsia (talk) 07:39, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

@Apmsia: The part of the article that was not taken from that source is so promotional in tone that I think you would be better off rewriting it completely. Before you do so, you should read WP:COI and WP:YFA. GorillaWarfare (talk) 18:07, 15 July 2017 (UTC)


Why did you delete the Iron March article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tiwaz1488 (talkcontribs) 23:13, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @Tiwaz1488: Did you even read the delete template ? It was deleted as "A7: No credible indication of importance (individuals, animals, organizations, web content, events)" - FlightTime (open channel) 23:19, 15 July 2017 (UTC)


I moved your response from question 6 to the discussion section. You may move it within the discussion section if it makes more sense, or move to the talk page if you would like. — xaosflux Talk 03:58, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up! Happy to leave it where it is if you think that's the best place for it. GorillaWarfare (talk) 04:04, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Any of those areas are OK. I try to clerk RfX's with a very light hand - however placement in the questions section gave it a bit undue weight for editors landing on the page. You could of course ask a question, but it didn't seem that is where you were going with your response. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 04:12, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Since the RfB got closed I can't respond there, so I'll note here instead- I resent very much your statement that I must not have read your oppose links based solely on the fact that I disagreed with you. I read them; I just don't care- I vote on people's roles on Wikipedia based on their actions on Wikipedia. Salvidrim's actions and statements off-wiki and in real life would certainly be a point of concern were he running for a public-facing role representing the WMF, but he wasn't- even most editors on-wiki haven't heard of the position. It concerns me a little that even if he was explicitly okay with it that your inclination was to go trawling through his off-wiki posts looking for something objectionable before voting on an internal minor functional role. A little bit more considering you're an arb, and I know personally that arbcom would throw out any statements in an arbcom case about off-wiki activity. --PresN 15:19, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

I apologize for the implication that you didn't read the oppose votes; that was rude of me. Regarding the trawling thing, I had come across his Reddit posts some time ago because of his activity on a Wikipedia/GamerGate subreddit where I am occasionally mentioned. I looked through them more carefully when he submitted his candidacy for ArbCom about a year ago, because I had concerns about him joining the Arbitration Committee. GorillaWarfare (talk) 16:58, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough, sorry for getting upset and accusing you of trawling for muck; the scenario is a bit different if you'd been aware of his posting beforehand. --PresN 17:41, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
  • I just wanted to state I do not support any of what was said and had I realised that was said I would've opposed immediately, I've since asked if it could be struck as for me this is something I cannot ignore nor support,
As for the Opposes, I only read up to #2 ("Sorry, but I have serious concerns about the candidate's judgement and demeanor, having observed a number of their interactions since being promoted to admin (which I supported)") and figured everyone was unhappy about his "childish" behaviour and simply made my support, But I did simply want to state I don't support any of his views and as I said had I known they were made I would've struck in a heartbeat, Thank you for the ping tho and thus making me aware, Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 16:56, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

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Kurtis (talk) 15:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)


New Zealand TW-17.svg Thanks for supporting my run for administrator. I am honored and grateful. ) Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:26, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much, GW. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:26, 23 July 2017 (UTC)