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Spam in Enhydra Server[edit]

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Hello, this is a message from an automated bot. A tag has been placed on Enhydra Server, by another Wikipedia user, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. The tag claims that it should be speedily deleted because Enhydra Server is blatant advertising for a company, product, group, service or person that would require a substantial rewrite in order to become an encyclopedia article.

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I responded on the article's talk page. I was ready to change the speedy to a notability tag, but I just don't see evidence that the subject has recieved any substantial media coverage or in any way demonstrates notability. Let me know if there's something I'm missing. ChildofMidnight (talk) 02:20, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Enhydra Server[edit]

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The article Enhydra Server has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Article is about non-notable Java application. GNews has zero hits.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Inniverse (talk) 02:57, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

I've removed the {{dated prod}} notice and explained why on the article's talk page. — HowardBGolden (talk) 09:17, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Enhydra Server[edit]

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I have nominated Enhydra Server, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Enhydra Server. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Inniverse (talk) 13:58, 23 August 2010 (UTC)


Hey, this is Brandon of the SUIT Framework project. Thanks for coming to it's articles defense. Blanchardb still hasn't responded to your claims. I'm just wondering, when will we know if SUIT has been denied for deletion? I'm not so sure how the process works. BrandMan211 (talk) 15:29, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome! Check the deletion policy and guidelines. Normally, there is a 7 day period to collect votes. However, if there weren't many votes or a consensus, this period would be extended. I'm no expert at this process. I'm struggling with it myself. — HowardBGolden (talk) 02:54, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Polar Tree[edit]

I have relisted the above AfD, as the nominator withdrew their nomination. However, you had left a comment, and so your response would be useful, about whether the article should be kept or deleted. -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 14:48, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

External links in deletion discussions[edit]

Because AfD pages are transcluded, and many of them on the same page, a separate references section in them, like you just did, is not practical. The proper way to add an external link in a deletion discussion is to insert it directly into your text, like this: []. It will appear in your intervention like this: [1].

I took the liberty of reformatting your entry to correct this problem. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 20:36, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Alternately, if you want the full URL to be displayed, you can omit the brackets. The Mediawiki software automatically recognizes them. So an external link would be displayed like this: -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 20:39, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for reformatting. I'll follow your advice in any future links. — Regards, HowardBGolden (talk) 20:54, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
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Please refrain from personal attacks.[edit]

In AFD discussions, please refrain from impugning the motives of your other editors, as you did at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Duquesne University Press.--GrapedApe (talk) 14:14, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

  • Respectfully, I certainly didn't intend to impugn your motives, nor do I believe I did so. Please reread what I wrote. I'm questioning your authority (by which I mean special expertise) to declare a press as non-notable. If you are an expert, I will defer to your evaluation, but otherwise I believe that I am justified in asking about your POV. In all this, I don't infer any motive. I apologize for any offense you have taken. — HowardBGolden (talk) 16:49, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  • I see that you have <200 edits on Wikipedia, so you are probably unfamiliar with how an AFD works. In order for an article to be maintained as an independent article, it must establish "notability." I nominated the article for deletion because it didn't establish notability. Anyone's "POV" or "expertise" is irrelevant to the question about whether the subject of the article in notable.--GrapedApe (talk) 19:11, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Here's my concern: Notability doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's always "notability to whom?" Making a claim of "not notable" is necessarily a POV claim. Therefore, it requires knowing who says it's not notable and why. In court, opinions aren't admitted unless the witness is an "expert." I think the same rationale applies on WP. For a dose of humility, I recommend (to everyone including myself, not you in particular) reading this article (aka "Lake Wobegon Effect") — Respectfully, HowardBGolden (talk) 19:55, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  • You have a fundamental misunderstanding of Wikipedia's system of consensus. No one is an expert here, and everyone's arguments are evaluated on their content, rather than on any perceived expertise. For a dose of humility, I'd recommend ( to everyone, including myself) a read through Argument from authority.--GrapedApe (talk) 20:02, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

/* Megaphone desktop tool */[edit]

Now that the AfD is Keep, time to move the page? I propose Megaphone (software), quite WP:NAME to me (and dab). -DePiep (talk) 18:09, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

That's OK with me. One other possible name is "Internet Megaphone (software)" since that was also used to describe it. Do what you think best. — HowardBGolden (talk) 18:45, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
I recoiled, because they use two (or more) names for this thing. I could download it, and then see the "about" box or so, but that is not allowed by my webmanager (=me) for very good reason. So I leave it alone for now. -DePiep (talk) 21:02, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
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File permission problem with File:Enhydra200 t200.gif[edit]

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Abuse of the General Notability Guideline in Deletion Discussions[edit]

Wikipedia:Abuse of the General Notability Guideline in Deletion Discussions, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Abuse of the General Notability Guideline in Deletion Discussions and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:Abuse of the General Notability Guideline in Deletion Discussions during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. ASCIIn2Bme (talk) 07:28, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Wik-Ed Women Session #5[edit]

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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

I would like to personally invite you to the March edition of the Wik-Ed Women meetup, which will take place on March 15, from 6-10 in the evening. It will occur at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90021 (downtown LA -- map). The building has a pink top with old signage for American Accessories, Inc. dba Princess Accessories (Photos [PDF]). There is on-site parking in the back, which also has an entrance. If you cannot attend in person, you are more than willing to work remotely, as we appreciate all help that you can provide. Finally, here is a link to the Facebook event, in case you want to invite friends, as we are always looking for new editors to help expand coverage of women on Wikipedia!

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February 18 Wikipedia Day event in DTLA[edit]

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Come and join us at the Wiknic[edit]

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You are cordially invited to the 6th Los Angeles Wiknic, a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is planned for Pan-Pacific Park and will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

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Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex (talk)

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