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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 16, 2015[edit]

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Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)[edit]

Good day. An editor has asked for unprotection at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight). CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 10:41, 6 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi ItsZippy, thanks for protecting Mattress Performance recently, but would you consider extending it to long-term semi-protection or even indefinite? There's enormous potential for BLP violations against both parties, and on other sites some of the most vicious comments I've ever seen. Within minutes of your removing protection, an IP added the lawsuit, [1] which several editors agreed on talk yesterday not to add. Sarah (SV) (talk) 16:14, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Sarah. Thanks notifying me; I've semi-protected the article for 1 month. I'll also keep an eye on the article and discussion. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 17:54, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Sarah (SV) (talk) 18:05, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Earn to Die 2[edit]

Did you mean to close this AfD as delete? I don't see a strong consensus, nevertheless one for deletion. – czar 01:27, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Czar. I deleted Earn to Die 2 because I saw a consensus, albeit a weak one, for deletion. Mathematically, I counted 4 in favour deletion to 3 in favour of keeping the article (counting the userfy vote as a delete because the intent of the vote was to take the article off Wikipedia article space). Two of the votes for deletion regarded Google Play downloads and coverage on a YouTube channel, which do little to establish notability. Although two of the delete votes primarily deal with these issues, there were also concerns raised regarding the quality of the sources too, which I thought tipped the balance towards deletion. Having said that, I recognise that this is not an uncontentious call, and I would be happy to hear a second opinion from another uninvolved admin. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 12:29, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
WP:CLOSEAFD says, "Consensus is not based on a tally of votes, but on reasonable, logical, policy-based arguments." I don't see how the policy-backed consensus supports deletion in any way, especially considering the dearth of policy-backed arguments at all. The arguments not backed by policy contribute very little towards consensus at AfD. I showed several sources vetted by the video games WikiProject that were sufficient for the GNG. I am watching this page for the near future—no need to ping – czar 00:34, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
@Czar: Thanks for your reply. Having considered this further, I'm happy to concede that my closure of this particular AFD was probably not reflective of consensus. I wasn't just counting votes, but I admit that I gave too much weight to the deletion arguments in closing the debate. I would be happy to reopen this AFD and relist it for a week, and leave closing it to another admin. Does that sound acceptable to you? ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 13:07, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good. I appreciate your reconsideration. – czar 13:09, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Adam Schefter[edit]

Hello ItsZippy,

I have previously asked for full protection for Adam Schefter wikipedia page. Semi-protection was granted for one month however, users are already editing it with harmful information. Only 3 days after the semi-protection was put on a user edited his personal page and added that he was jewish. Please reconsider the original ruling and give Adam Schefter page a full protection so the false and harmful information can stop.

Thank you. Sportsfan191920 (talk) 19:21, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

HI Sportsfan. I put pending changes protection on the Adam Schefter article because it was the subject of BLP violations and related childish vandalism, consisting in people adding or changing information without a source and writing tasteless jokes about Schefter. The editors who are writing that Schefter is Jewish do not fall into the same category, as they are writing in good faith and with a reliable source ([2]). In the most recent edit, the point was made more subtly ([3]). Full protection is reserved for pages which are being disrupted by the actions confirmed users, which is not the case here. I suggest that, if you disagree with how some editors are editing the article, you take it up with them on the talk page. Additionally, I must remind you that this is not Adam Schefter's "personal page"; no-one owns any Wikipedia pages, even if they are the subject of the article. Of course, we are always very careful to keep our articles about living people neutral and reliable, and operate a higher level of scrutiny on these pages; however that does not translate into the right of the subject of an article to dictate what is and is not included in their article. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 12:45, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Somebody else is now reverting my edits to the page. It's an unregistered user. Just thought I'd inform you. (Edit 7/29/15): Sportsfan just reverted it again even after you explained that my edit was legitimate. This needs to stop.--Cg41386 (talk) 15:49, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

AN3 decision[edit]

Just so you know, this is one of the most ridiculously bureaucratic decisions I have seen here for a long time. Thankfully, it seems that some other people thought pretty much the same: the edits were reverted and a further warning/explanation was left. If you cannot see that the four edits were (a) disruptive, (b) warring, (c) violations of GFDL, (d) inappropriate and (e) actually four reverts from the common-sense perspective usually found at AN3 then, really, I think you should step away from taking action on that noticeboard and just watch it for a while. There has never been a prior occasion when I have gone to AN3 with a similar set of diffs and come away with nothing.

I am sorry to be blunt about this but I'm fed up of seeing over-officious admins adding to the problems that we already have in the India-Pakistan area of Wikipedia. You're supposed to be here to help the purpose of the encyclopaedia, not hinder it. - Sitush (talk) 08:54, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

2015 Women's World Cup[edit]


For the brackets section, Switzerland has not yet assured the 3rd spot where they face Canada per FIFA. Should revert back to 3rd Place C/D/E until after tomorrow's final group matches.


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Hello ItsZippy, on the advice of Bonadea I am contacting you about an article that you deleted after this deletion discussion

I discovered that article while doing research for reliable citations and notable references for an article I now have in draft mode on the same topic. I wholeheartedly concur that the original article did not conform to Wikipedia best practices. I am writing about IssueTrak, the software, because it is important and noteworthy in the help desk and customer service support industries. One of the editors in the deletion discussion even made the following comment about it "...Honestly, I feel that the software is on the more significant side, but unfortunately, anything that could be cited or referenced is not 3rd party. - Pmedema (talk) 05:29, 4 May 2012 (UTC)" It is unfortunate that IssueTrak, the company, failed in the past to generate any significantly notable articles about IssueTrak the software. It seems they put their efforts into making a great product rather than publicizing it (can't really fault them for that.)

My research has uncovered sources which I believe to be significant and were published since that May 2012 discussion. Sources include Microsoft, Gartner Research, and the U.S. General Services Administration. I have two questions.

  1. Is there any type of permanent ban of any articles about IssueTrak software?
  2. Would it be possible to review my draft to determine credibility of the sources I cite?

Thank you for your time and consideration. SoftwareNinja (talk) 13:54, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

an issue in Abrahamic Religions page.[edit]

Dear Admin ItsZippy, I want to report an issue in Abrahamic Religions page. during time, now and some years ago, we had some issues with some people trying to put the name of some rare and unfamiliar religions among major ones ( Judaism, Christianity, Islam ). I suggest them to put these names in secondary list but didn't accept. You helped us some years ago to resolve a dispute to remove their logo from top of page. please refer to this date on page : 10:44, 13 September 2013

I don't know why, but they have support of one of admins too, admin : Favonian. this admin blocked the changes on mentioned date but you removed the block. now he is doing same thing. he blocked my ID permanently (wiki_hamze).

I had a very simple and logical argument, just these extremely rare, none historical and new religions must be mentioned in secondary list.... but Favonian seems to have an issue to support this idea.

moreover he accused me to have multiple account but I didn't. just my room-mate supported my idea ( obviously from same IP). please help us to resolve this issue. thanks Hamze wiki (talk) 20:18, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Wiki hamze/Archive explains the "issues" that I supposedly have. Hamze wiki is the third sock to show up after the SPI was closed. Favonian (talk) 20:23, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Community desysoping RfC[edit]

Hi. You are invited to comment at RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:35, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. Ottawahitech (talk) 00:41, 4 January 2016 (UTC)please ping me

Precious anniversary[edit]

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