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Julia

Thanks for tagging Julia Jones (screen writer). I have added one source and deleted the tags. Yours assuming good faith, Nankai (talk) 03:54, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! --joe deckertalk to me 20:34, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

DELETION IN ERROR

Dear Mr Decker,

My name is Dick Smith. I have been a guitarist and musician for 30 years having toured with numerous artists including Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny Loggins and many others. I am also a 3 time regional Emmy award winner as well as a Cable Ace award nominee and a former governor for the Atlanta chapter of NARAS

You have in appropriately deleted my wikipedia page.Dick Smith (musician) Although I am sure you did this using your editorial guidelines your deletion is in error. I will be happy to substantiate my references and background through hard copy print since this seems to be the only reference that is acceptable as a verifiable source. My wikipedia page is not only a source of pride for my 30 years of accomplishment in the industry but also a reference that many clients and potential music industry people use to reference my history.

Please provide me with some address, fax, tel or means of contact with which to send you these reference materials. feel free to contact me at the email addresses listed below

Sincerely, Dick Smith also referenced as Richard richardsmithband@yahoo.com maxcat1962@aol.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Monkeyfingers (talkcontribs) 22:30, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Dick,
I've restored the article, and added one source to get you started. More would be appreciated, references to your work printed in newspapers, magazines, books, that sort of thing, but I at least wanted to get your article back in place before I took off this weekend.
I'm sorry the policy we have about unreferenced biographies of living people (WP:BLPPROD) seems so harsh, it's less an error than an unfortunate reality of what we need to do to keep some truly problematic content from sticking around the encyclopedia. Fortunately, with regard to that policy, usually a simple "hey, here's a source or two" is all that it takes.
I hope you have a great week. All the best, --joe deckertalk to me 00:15, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Ilza Rosario

Thanks, idiot, for deleting the page on Ilza Rosario.

I wanted to know more about this actress, checked Wiki as per usual only to discover that some opinionated and arrogant tool decided that she was not 'noteworthy' enough to warrant keeping a bit of information on her.

Arrogance pisses me off. You have no right to decide what another person should or should not be allowed to research, particularly when the subject of that research has clearly been operating in the public arena.

Bad deletion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fluoro Ninja (talkcontribs) 06:43, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

As a contested proposed deletion, the article has been restored on request. As to the wording of the comment about notability, this comment was written by the editor who proposed said deletion, not myself, and refers to our general notability guideline. As a matter of Wikipedia policy, the proposer was accurate enough, the article in its current form does not evidence notability under that guideline, and should the article not be improved to meet that guideline, it seems quite possible that the article wil end up at WP:AFD in a more formal deletion discussion. Have a great weekend. --joe deckertalk to me

Malcolm Emmanueil

Hi. You declined a PROD on this one in June. I have worked on the article and added comment to the talk page. Acabashi (talk) 13:02, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Deletion review for Deal or No Deal (United States) models

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Deal or No Deal (United States) models. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. However whatever (talk) 22:51, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. --joe deckertalk to me 15:03, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Vlad Zachary

Dear Joe Decker,

This is in response to my first article, which was about my fellow Babson MBA Vlad Zachary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlad_Zachary

I did review the guidelines and added a couple of quick external links that technically should satisfy the requirements for independent sources. I do plan to do a better job with this article in the future and if you have any further suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly - I am at SteveKo@pingwyn.com

Thanks BabsonAlum7 — Preceding unsigned comment added by BabsonAlum7 (talkcontribs) 22:07, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Babson, the formatting can be fixed pretty easily, but I do have some concerns about the links themselves as refereces. The second link doesn't appear to actually mention the article subject, so it doesn't address teh deletion rationale. The search results at Kultura are a problem too, in general when we look for references for people we are looking for WP:SECONDARY sources independent of the subject, e.g. mentions of the journalist in other newspapers they're not affiliated with. I'm going to remove the BLPPROD based on that first source, but it's a grey area, and nothing shown here yet actually provides evidence (yet) that Vlad meets the general notability guideline, so if you can point at more secondary sources, that would be helpful. I would be glad to help, once that's done, with things like formatting references. --joe deckertalk to me 15:11, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Craig Vye

Hi there could you possibly email the text to me or restore the article to my userspace for me? I have interviews and other sources published in recent weeks that can be used to properly source the article

thanks

RafikiSykes (talk) 16:02, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

 Done, userfied to User:RafikiSykes/Craig Vye, once you've got one or more (reliable, secondary) references added, let me know and I'll be happy to consider moving it back to mainspace. --joe deckertalk to me 14:42, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much I shall give it a tidy and expand it from the sources.RafikiSykes (talk) 14:50, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
My pleasure, sorry for the delay, I was off in Montana photographing and lacked internet access. --joe deckertalk to me 15:14, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Hi there i have expanded upon his work and there are are now 7 sources including the Independant. Can you have a look and see if it is Ok to be moved back to mainspace?Thanks very much. RafikiSykes (talk) 16:30, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Sure, while I didn't dig in in depth, there are clearly a few reliable sources there, and I've taken the liberty of moving it back to mainspace. Thanks! Have a great week! --joe deckertalk to me 20:18, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your help RafikiSykes (talk) 20:25, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you kindly

GSUSA All Abouts Thank you.JPG Thank you for your support
Thank you very much for your support on my RfA. I shall endeavor to meet your and the community's expectations as an admin. Qwyrxian (talk) 08:01, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
My pleasure. And while I neglected to mention it during the RfA, thank you for your work at the Omid article, nicely done. --joe deckertalk to me 02:24, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For your wonderful work at Unreferenced BLP Rescue! Cheers Tooga - BØRK! 18:30, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Aww, thanks!  :) :) --joe deckertalk to me 20:37, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Mamdoh bin Abdulrahman bin Saud

Oh, that's annoying - but no matter, I've taken it to regular PROD instead. Thanks for the heads up, GiantSnowman 18:34, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

No worries. Yeah, the maze of ifs, ands and buts in BLPPROD can be a bit fussy at times.  :) Thanks for your patience. --joe deckertalk to me 18:35, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

move help

Hey Joe, would you mind deleting the current redirect Plunge for distance, so I can move in my new opus, User:Milowent/Plunge for distance. Man, I was born 100 years too late!--Milowenttalkblp-r 20:47, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Glad to! Done! --joe deckertalk to me 23:54, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Want me to snag the redirect out of your user space? --joe deckertalk to me 00:34, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

BLP reliable sources opinion, please

I PRODded this article Amrin Chakkiwala two days ago. Two Imagine.in refs have been added and the PROD tag removed. To me, this is similar to use of IMDB, and the clock should be ticking yet. Do use IMDB for proof of someone being in a film or TV show, but think there needs to be more in the way of RSs. Would you mind taking a look since you've had no involvement with the article at all? Thanks, We hope (talk) 21:23, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Ack, sorry I missed this, I have to run out in a couple, but I will take a look this afternoon (e.g., in a few hours). Sorry for the delay. --joe deckertalk to me 16:47, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
The network link, the first one, could probably be argued to verify some of the contents of the article, but as it's not a secondary source, I wouldn't consider it to help establish notability under WP:GNG. That's probably good enough to remove a BLPPROD, and it is good enough (in fact, even a passing glance is good enough) to remove a regular PROD. But I think either way the article is not well-enough sourced that it couldn't be deleted, you'd have to follow that up with AfD ... that is *after* you've looked (I presume you already have) to see if other more reliable sources are available. --joe deckertalk to me 18:23, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! As long as it meets guidelines to avoid replacement of the PROD, this is fine with me for now. When I stumbled on it, it had no sources at all. We hope (talk) 20:24, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

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Can you point out the rule about BLPs

You mentioned a date in the Andrzej Zimniak process. I took most of last year off editing. Could you link that policy instructing the deletion of unsourced BLPs created after a certain date for me? BusterD (talk) 22:24, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

It was in plain sight and I missed it. Thanks! BusterD (talk) 22:27, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
No problem, yeah, that's new, and the compromise consensus on it is a bit subtle in places, cheers! --joe deckertalk to me 22:41, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
How do you feel about my assertion that the existence of a BLP article is contentious when it's undergoing deletion discussion? I generally agree with User:Necrothesp ""Contentious" refers to the facts in the article, not the question of notability!" However, the whole process of correcting this BLP problem has pointed out the necessity of having at least minimum sources on any BLP. Down to less than 2000 now I see. Are you folks ordering pie for the happy day you run out of BLPs to fix? BusterD (talk) 22:44, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
I think I pretty much agree, I think it's an really cool interpretation of "contentious", but I think that it the policy use of "contentious" was really more a question of verifiability. than notability. But I tend to think of a lot of things in terms of WP:V and WP:NPOV instead of WP:N, at least to myself. I'm far less concerned about notability in the everyday sense ("do I really care who this person is?") than I am about having sources for BLPs that are reliable and sufficient to write a neutral and factual article. Even on a non-contentious individual it's pretty easy for bias to slip just because of the accident of what details got wrote about, the "multiple" clause in WP:GNG helps that.
I do hope we have some sort of celebration (ha!) it's been a long road. There's a chance that I'll miss the day we really get down to as near zero as we're going to get, I've an artist residency in Svalbard for the first two-thirds of September, on the other hand, I suppose that's a celebration in and of itself.  :) --joe deckertalk to me 15:41, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Have a cookie

I hope you enjoy this cookie as a friendly greeting from a fellow Wikipedian, SwisterTwister talk 07:34, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! nom nom nom nom nom nom nom --joe deckertalk to me 15:29, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

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Incompelte merger proposal

Hi there. I noticed your merger proposal on Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act. I wanted to comment, but you did not create a discussion with a merger rationale (see Help:Merging for details) so I could not do so. Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 10:13, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Fixed -- roughly speaking, the two articles appear to have the same topic, there should, I would guess, be only one, I don't really have a strong opinion on which should be the surviving title, though, which is why I figured some discussion would be appropriate. Cheers, --joe deckertalk to me 14:29, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
I agree. It should be a quick and easy merge. --Muhandes (talk) 17:16, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

I believe my profile was deleted by mistake.

Dear Joe,

Hope you are fine. I found my profile deleted. My profile is a genuine profile and it had references as well. Can you restore it?

Mohammad Shehzad — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rageshri (talkcontribs) 17:48, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

 Done As a contested proposed deletion, the article Mohammad Shehzad has been restored on request. However, after a brief look at the sources provided, I do have a suggestion. You've provided some articles that you've written, what would be more likely to prevent your article being considered for deletion would be the addition of articles from reliable sources which are about you, rather than by you. Best of luck, and please let me know if I can answer any questions. --joe deckertalk to me 14:27, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

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Mohammad Shehzad

Thanks for letting me know, I'll send it to AfD. Hut 8.5 15:58, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Edgar Salli

Please can you undelete Edgar Salli; the player has now played for AS Monaco FC. [1] TheBigJagielka (talk) 16:51, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

 Done Sure thing, that looks cut-and-dried. I've restored it and tossed in the URL as a ref, if you could finish the cleanup that'd be great. --joe deckertalk to me 17:04, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:LGBT suicides

Category:LGBT suicides, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Rostz (talk) 02:38, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! --joe deckertalk to me 17:33, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

"Desktop Cyber" and user "Cdccyber"

Hi Joe,

You have deleted my article "Desktop Cyber" after a for me very unpleasant experience with another user who has haunted me for days. I am now quite happy with the deletion.

I no longer wish to ever again contribute anything to Wikipedia after this experience and also no longer wish to be in any way associated with it, but found no way of deleting my userid "Cdccyber" and associated talk page.

I have changed my password to some random garbage and have provided no email address so that I won't be tempted in the future to login again, but I really would like my userid deleted.

Could you please delete my userid and associated talk page. Please email me on XXXX if you have any questions.

Thanks and best regards

Tom Hunter ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.169.37.208 (talk) 14:22, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Tom,
I'm sorry you had a poor experience with another user, and it no doubt didn't help that Wikipedia's guidelines about what articles are/aren't to be kept on Wikipedia are not well explained or well publicized. I can't personally manage the user id deletion, in fact, in general that's not done, but there is a process called WP:RTV which can get the userid renamed to something random (and therefore less associated with your own name). Drop an email to wikien-bureaucratslists.wikimedia.org with the request after reading WP:RTV.
There's also an "Email this user" link on the left column when you're looking at this page, and you're welcome to email me if I can provide any assistance directly or indirectly. Best regards, --joe deckertalk to me 16:49, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Rodney Sneijder

You recently "lightly salted" this page as a result of this AfD. Since it has already been recreated since the AfD, could you consider fully salting it (create=sysop)? ThemFromSpace 03:31, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

I'll take a look, but ... almost certainly yes. Probably should have gone all the way, eh? --joe deckertalk to me 03:33, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
 Done --joe deckertalk to me 03:36, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! ThemFromSpace 03:38, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Ashish Juneja

Hello, Joe Decker … Since you've deleted Ashish Juneja (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) multiple times already, don't you think that it's time to WP:SALT it? Happy Editing! — 70.21.24.28 (talk · contribs) 17:53, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

 Done I tend to be a bit slower on doing this for BLPPROD deletions, where there aren't overt BLP issues and where the issue is content and (perhaps) not notability. But here it looks like there is a notability issue, and the last recreation was a cut-and-paste copyvio. Yeah, it's about time. --joe deckertalk to me 15:23, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Joe - You are the man. Incredible job with the Unref BLP. TiMike (talk) 14:06, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks!  :) --joe deckertalk to me 18:39, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Brandon Wong (ice hockey)

Any chance you could undelete (or at least userify) Brandon Wong (ice hockey)? He actually was ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year for 2006–07 (he was the national runner-up). He also was the BCHL MVP and won the top scorer award (Brett Hull Trophy) while with the Merritt Centennials for 2005–06, all of which should have been sufficient to meet WP:NHOCKEY. Shame I was late to the party.  Cjmclark (Contact) 04:59, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Sounds sensible to me. As I'm ready to fall over after a late night and haven't had time to double-check stuff, I've just userfied it to User:Cjmclark/Brandon Wong (ice hockey) for the moment, but it sounds like there should be no trouble moving it back once those details are filled in. Best, --joe deckertalk to me 09:23, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and added the pertinent details and refs if you'd like to give it the once-over. Thanks.  Cjmclark (Contact) 16:01, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate your work. I took a look, and I think I'm going to ask that this goes to WP:DRV. The sourcing you added was primarily or entirely primary sources, so do not go far to establish GNG notability. I'm not sure of the precedents with respect to inherent notability of the Hull trophy and the particular leagues ROTY award. Personally, I will likely support keeping the article, and I've added three secondary sources to the article to support that (all mentioning the co-rookie of the year) but I don't beleive that the undeletion will be uncontroversial, and as a result it'd be inappropriate for me to do undelete without community consensus. If you know of other secondary sources that help evidence notability I'd add them to the article, and *then* make a WP:DRV request. Best of luck! --joe deckertalk to me 22:30, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
I went ahead and did my due diligence Google digging, and managed to uncover several secondary sources. The only items that are now covered by primary sources are the Brett Hull Trophy, Wong's loan to Greenville, and Wong re-signing with Greenville. *sigh* What I hate about sports articles is that 99.8% of what's on Google consists of team pages, fan pages, blogs, sports "news" pages that just reprint the teams' press releases, facebook pages, et c. And half the time Google News is useless. Sheesh.
Anyhow, after looking at WP:DRV I'm not 100% sure if I want to list it there; after all, it does say that it should be used if I can't resolve the issue in discussion with the closing administrator. If it would make you more comfortable, I'd be happy to drop a note on the WikiProject Ice Hockey talk page to have the folks there take a look at the article. Otherwise, I can go ahead on DRV. Let me know what you think.  Cjmclark (Contact) 03:20, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Couldn't help notice this get userfied. If I were you I would just be patient. He is 17 games away from meeting WP:NHOCKEY. No real need to create a fuss about it. Just wait until November and move the article back. Most of the things you mention above are awards that wouldn't have made him meet NHOCKEY as the BCHL etc are not a high enough league for their awards to matter. And the ECAC is just a single conference, if it was the NCAA as a whole it would be different. -DJSasso (talk) 11:24, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. Do you think it would need a talk page note at that point, since we don't update the stats mid-season? I don't want someone to come along and unnecessarily re-nominate.  Cjmclark (Contact) 14:49, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Couldn't hurt. To be honest I find it odd that it got nominated in the first place when they are that close to meeting the requirements. Established hockey editors usually don't find it worth the hassle of deleting it only to have to undelete it a few weeks later in cases like this. It is why I didn't comment in the discussion myself. -DJSasso (talk) 14:58, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
I'm happy to support wait-17-games suggestion, thanks folks. --joe deckertalk to me 15:38, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

deletion of "Desktop Cyber" article

Dear Joe --

I was out of town and unconnected to Internet when the deletion debate and final outcome for the article "Desktop Cyber" transpired. Due to my unavailability, I was unable to provide additional information which might possibly have altered the final decision made on this article. Following the procedure described in "Wikipedia: Why was my page deleted?", I am contacting you as the administrator.

Although the original author of the article, Tom Hunter, definitively stated in his 8/14 "talk" to you that he is okay with having the article deleted, I had a brief discussion with Tom after that communication, and he did not object to me providing you the following information. In addition, I believe that members of our group of Desktop Cyber enthusiasts (such as myself) would be willing to provide independent contributions to the Wikipedia article in the future that might address the conflict of interest observation.

Back in 2004, I wrote an academic paper called "Emulating a Supercomputer - Introduction" which outlined the history of supercomputers, their technology, hardware, and software starting from the first supercomputer in 1963 called the CDC 6600 manufactured by Control Data Corporation. The paper goes on to describe Desktop Cyber and three other projects which are dedicated to preserving the legacy, intellectual capital, hardware, software, and documentation of the Control Data series of supercomputers.

My paper was never published nor made available to the general public at the time, but it was peer-reviewed by a handful of subject matter experts who participate on these projects. Although the paper is now over 6 years old, and some references such as the Top 500 statistics and citation links may be out of date, it represents a point in time reference to an important chapter in computing history, and places the importance of the Desktop Cyber project into perspective.

I invite you to read my paper which is now available at this URL --

http://mysite.verizon.net/smokin800to10k/dtcyber8.pdf

Although the paper is lengthy, it is an easy read. I myself learned quite a bit about the topic doing the research, and you might find the material illuminating.

The first five chapters give an overview of supercomputer architectures, the history of companies and their offerings, and supercomputer operating systems. The discussion of Desktop Cyber begins with Chapter 6. Reading this paper may give you a better understanding of the importance of Desktop Cyber and other projects like it. I hope that it may encourage you to reconsider the decision to delete the "Desktop Cyber" article from Wikipedia.

If you still feel that the article in its present form does not meet the guidelines for inclusion into Wikipedia, could you please provide me with some specific suggestions or examples of how the article could be improved or what additional information could be included to make it more appropriate for Wikipedia.

Thank you for your attention.

Very respectfully yours,

LUGRU (talk) 15:47, 22 August 2011 (UTC) Alex Ostapenko

Hi,
Thanks for your thoughtful message.
The subject was deleted as the result of a community discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Desktop Cyber, it would have to be overturned by a community discussion at WP:DRV, the paper (as neat as it is, and I look forward to reading more of it) doesn't rise to the point where the result of a review would be so obvious that I can simply bypass that step.
The importance of a subject such as Desktop CYBER is not the only factor involved in whether we permit an article on a subject, the need for a breadth of independent secondary source is an underlying purpose of many of our core policies and guidelines (e.g., WP:GNG, WP:RS, WP:SECONDARY, etc.) Certainly another source helps, had it been fully published by a completely independent source it might not have been by itself sufficient to have changed the outcome in the deletion discussion. Of course, there are additional sources listed in the article, and those might help quite a bit.
In terms of verifying older sources that might have expired, out of date sources can often be verified by use of the Internet Archive's "Wayback Machine", I heartily recommend giving it a shot. [2]
Once you have sources arrayed, you're welcome to submit the deletion for review at WP:DRV, but I would suggest reviewing those policies and working to expand the breadth of reliable, secondary sources (check out those policy links above) you present. In my experience finding more such information will be the most effective argument you can make.
I should add that I will, in the next few days, be away-from-keyboard up in the arctic, I hope to have some access but may be erratic or unavailable until late September. This will probably preclude me from participating much in the eventual review, but you should be able to get substantial feedback on what sources you array from other edtiors at WP:DRV.
I wish you the best of luck, and I am still around for a day or two, if I can answer any questions, please let me know. Best, --joe deckertalk to me 06:56, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick reply. You have offered some very specific and constructive suggestions. As I review them and also compare the original "Desktop Cyber" (dtcyber) article with an existing one called "SIMH" that describes a similar project, I see some potential deficiencies with the dtcyber article:
1. the original contributor of SIMH was an enthusiast/user, not the original author
2. the primary resource was an independent verifiable source of an article published in a major technical journal, whereas dtcyber had none
3. the external links included verifiable references documenting activity, repositories, and other articles that were from independent sources whereas dtcyber did not
It seems to me that it would be easier to contribute a brand new article that addresses your observations and my three above rather than initiate a delete-review of an article that fundamentally may not satisfy the policies and guidelines of Wikipedia. What do you think would work better? Start from scratch with a fresh contribution that addresses what we have discussed so far, or try to patch together material needed for a delete-review of the existing but potentially "flawed" article? I personally think that a brand new contribution would be better and ultimately easier to accomplish. What do you think?
Thanks again for your help. And stay warm up there in the arctic. Brrr!
LUGRU (talk) 14:24, 23 August 2011 (UTC) Alex Ostapenko
Thanks, a rewrite might be a way to go about it, if you think you can make the bar of our notability guidelines. I'd recommend if you do making a userspace draft, e.g., User:LUGRU/Desktop CYBER, and then using that to get consensus for the article. (I'd be wary, btw, of comparisons with other articles, we have many articles on WP that don't actually meet our standards, we don't always get to them/notice them as quickly as we should.)
As far as specific points--I actually think it's easier to write an article as someone who is less familiar about a subject, not more--since articles should be based on reliable, secondary sources, it's harder when we "know something" to remember which things we know vs. which things we have a source for. On the other hand, being familiar with the subject makes it much easier to find those sources. Thanks for the well wishes, best, --joe deckertalk to me 16:35, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!

A small cup of coffee.JPG Stay warm up in the Arctic! Have fun!  Cjmclark (Contact) 19:31, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, it should be a great experience! --joe deckertalk to me 19:42, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

A beer for you!

Export hell seidel steiner.png I know i gave you a cookie for this already, but i figured you needed an upgrade. Thanks for sticking with the ticket you took out of my hair way back a few months ago. I really appreciate all the time and work you've put in! Enjoy your photo residency!!! Christine, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 04:59, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Oh, my pleasure! Thanks, I won't be allowed beer while I'm on-board the ship I'll be on, so I'll be particularly enjoying these last few! --joe deckertalk to me 05:17, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Rik Offenberger possible deletion

Hello Joe. I've restructured the page you tagged for possible deletion within 10 days. Also added a redirect into one of its sections First Comics News which was deleted last year due to lack of notability. It seems to now have enough references and established notability. Hoping this satisfies WP standards and that the possible deletion is behind us. Many thanks. MichaelNetzer (talk) 14:15, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! In general some of those sources might be challenged (read WP:RS, but there are some reliable sources there, and it only takes a single reliable source to remove a BLPPROD. Again, my thanks! --joe deckertalk to me 14:31, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
My thanks to you for the considerate approach that helped make the effort more worthwhile. It seemed better safe to include as many references as possible but I'll try to clean up some of the weaker ones. Your advice is greatly appreciated. MichaelNetzer (talk) 16:45, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
I'll try and take a longer look at my return, it appears the article is currently safe from any immediate threat of deletion, and I'm currently travelling to and through the arctic, specifically Svalbard, and will be essentially offline until around 19 September. Thank you for your improvements! Best, --joe deckertalk to me 19:33, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Deletion Article_ Max Legrand

Hello Joe, we tried to edit the text due to the Wikipedia standard and added some references. Please let me know whether it is ok like this. Thanks for your effort

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Legrand_%28Painter%29

Best regards Steve Legrand

Hi Steve, While I'm currently traveling and will be unable to really deeply look at what you've added there, I'm personally more than satisfied for the moment, the improvements look substantial. I'm currently travelling to and through the arctic (specifically, Svalbard and will be offline through around 19 September, I apologize for the delay in my response. Thank you! --joe deckertalk to me 19:31, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Deleted Article: Avaloq

Hi Joe

You deleted the article about Avaloq because you - and many others - didn't know about Avaloq. I'd like you to reconsider this deletion and restore the article again. Avaloq is a company which creates core banking software. core banking software basically means, that it (Avaloq Banking System, ABS) does everything from cashier operations (COP) and normal data management (Business Partners (BP), Money Accounts (MACC), etc.) over stock exchange (STEX) to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in one application. (also it does way more, like output management (mailings), call center, card management, loans, etc.) [1] Avaloq has more than 75 banks which are using their software [2][3] and over 1200 "certified implementation partners" (= you (or your company) payed ~15'000 CHF for a 4 week course and an exam and you become an "Avaloq Certified Professional" and you always go to new courses to renew your certificate [4]). those ~75 are some very small, private banks but also some very big banks. it's hard to guess how many people are using that software, but i'd say there are over 100'000 people using it (a normal sized bank has ~1000 employees (including the IT people), bigger banks have way more). also, one partner of avaloq is for example the big company Swisscom through its subsidiary Swisscom IT Services Finance AG which is hosting the IBM-mainframes with avaloq for several banks.[5]

how do i know this? i'm miself ACP certified and working in a bank as a software developer on avaloq. i would prefer not to edit the avaloq article myself as I would prefer the article to stay neutral (as soon as you're working on an area you can hardly stay neutral on that topic anymore).

thanks.

178.199.88.218 (talk) 18:15, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

First, a pedantic correction -- the article was deleted as a result of this discussion, in which several editors looked at whether the article subject met the relevant Wikipedia notability guidelines. I encourage reading WP:GNG and WP:CORP as they may be of use in understanding the guidelines being discussed. Moving on to the article, you are welcome (and I even encourage you!) to appeal the decision if you can show evidence that Avaloq meets either guideline, in particular, significant (e.g., coverage *about the company) coverage from multiple, independent (e.g., sources which are both independent of each other and from the company, no press releases or reprints), reliable sources (generally newspaper articles, magazine articles, books from publishers with an editorial staff), you have a fair shot at appealing the decision. Because niche software and the companies that manufacture it are unlikely to be covered in mainstream sources but are likely to be covered in specific publications targeted at the banking industry, it may very well be that you have such sources at the ready, if so I encourage you to take them to deletion review with my blessing. As I'm currently travelling to and within the arctic I'll be unable to participate much in this matter going forward, and in fact I'll probably be entirely off-line from tomorrow through around 19 September, but I wish you the best. --joe deckertalk to me 19:29, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Steve James Sherlock

Steve James Sherlock is NOT the same Steve Sherlock of Nerf Herder. You can find some secondary sources to evidence notibility on The The and Marc and the Mambas. I've added a The The reference - there are mentions of SJS on Marc Almond/Marc and the Mambas (myspace etc etc) I do hope this clears up the situation and this great sax/flute player is NOT deleted and lost to Wikipeadia. Thanks for your bringing this to attention Regards (212.140.116.162 (talk) 21:36, 26 August 2011 (UTC))

Thanks for the info, it was my sense that they were different people, I apologize if that wasn't clear. Thanks for the info and for commenting on the discussion, as I'm currently travelling to and within the arctic I'll be unable to participate much in this matter going forward, and in fact I'll probably be entirely off-line from tomorrow through around 19 September, but I will try and make a note at the deletion discussion after I've checked the source you've added. I really appreciate your help. --joe deckertalk to me 19:19, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
I do appreciate your additions, but you may need to go further, after having looked at the provided references, I note that the discogs entries don't meet the usual definition of what are here considred reliable sources due to their being user-edited content (similar issues apply to using Wikipedia itself as a source, and even IMDB as a source is controversial here for those reasons). I won't argue against them at the AfD, but I would suggest that if you can find articles in newspapers or magazines with an editorial staff, or references from books from reputable publishers (e.g., not vanity publishers or people reprinting wikipedia content like Books LLC), your argument in the deletion discussion will be stronge. Again, as I'm currently travelling to and within the arctic I'll be unable to participate much in this matter going forward, and in fact I'll probably be entirely off-line from tomorrow through around 19 September. I wish you the best, --joe deckertalk to me 19:23, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Daniel Leadbitter

Hi, I recently found that my Daniel Leadbitter article had been deleted, since I couldn't find an explanation, please could you tell me why? thanks, Drawley (talk) 15:59, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Sure, the article was deleted as a result of this discussion, which examined whether the subject of the article met either of two of our policies. "GNG" and "NFOOTBALL". The first is policy, WP:GNG asks if the article subject was the subject of multiple, independent, reliable sources such as newspaper articles or books), the second WP:NFOOTBALL is a bit more complex but can be read through that link. The editors who participated in that discussion felt the article met neither criteria, my role in the deletion was to note the consensus and to "make it so" given that conensus. If you feel that the article was incorrectly deleted, that is, if you feel that the the article does meet one or both of the policies listed, then I encourage you to muster sources demonstrating that fact and to present them at deletion review, which will be capable of overturning this community decision if sources warrant. As I am currently travelling to and in the arctic, I won't be available to participate in much of that process, but I wish you the best of luck. --joe deckertalk to me 19:16, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Ok, thanks a lot for clearing that up so quickly and in detail. I realised why the page had been deleted soon after I messaged you.I don't think I'll appeal the deletion as it would be difficult to find any better sources than the numerous ones I already had. However, the one thing I still do not understand are the rules about media coverage (i.e., what sources make a good reference). Jimbo Online, one of the users who proposed Daniel Leadbitter for deletion, said that the article lacked media coverage, yet one of his pages, Chris Brown (footballer born 1992) has very similar references to the ones the Leadbitter page had! Should his page be deleted as well, or is there a reason why my sources were unacceptable (I believe they included BBC Sport, Yahoo!Sport and the Torquay United website). Thanks again, Drawley (talk) 10:17, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

deletion of Georges Kern's

Hi Joe,

Thank you for your notes, for the reliable source, I took this one in French : http://www.worldtempus.com/fr/marques/marques-partenaires/iwc/georges-a-kern-ceo/ and I rewrite it in English with the different sources I had. Tell me if it's enough to declare reliable this page. Thank you Warm regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by StephZibi (talkcontribs) 12:15, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of Tanvir Ahmad Khan

Hi, Tanvir Ahmad Khan was proposed for deletion because of no references. However, when I created the page in August 2010 it was referenced (you can check the history). A user with the following id: 94.58.148.140 deleted it. Would I have to reference the entire article again or is there a way of retrieving the page with edits till before August 2011. thanks Rzafar (talk) 01:14, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Fixed, it hadn't been deleted yet (I think), but there's clearly refs now, and once there are realiable ones (such as the Pak Herald source there), the tag can be removed. Thank you, I'm sorry I missed that the references had been deleted. --joe deckertalk to me 01:34, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
My mistake, missed this. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 11:32, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Cheers

Export hell seidel steiner.png Nice job on following up those BLP unsourced articles. One good side effect is now you have them watchlisted.

Regards, SunCreator (talk) 11:30, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

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I've added reliable sources. May I remove delation template? Kmicic (talk) 15:11, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

In general, sure, I just did it for you in this case. The general rule for the BLPPROD is that if you add a source you believe would be considered to meet WP:RS, that you can add the source and remove the template yourself. You're always welcome to ask, though--that's nice, because if the nominator (that is, me in this case) disagrees with you about the reliability of the source, then you can have a conversation about it and generally quickly resolve it. Thanks for asking, and thanks even more for adding a source. Have a great day! --joe deckertalk to me 15:14, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Have a great day, too! Kmicic (talk) 19:31, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act

Since there seems to be strong support, do you want to go ahead with this proposed merge?--Yaksar (let's chat) 23:53, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

I'll take a look tomorrow, I'm still pretty jet lagged. You're welcome go with it if you'd like to jump ahead, but I'm happy to if nobody else wants to. --joe deckertalk to me 05:38, 22 September 2011 (UTC):
 Done I hacked up merged text, but it probably needs someone with some writing skill to look it over, copyedit it, etc. --joe deckertalk to me 16:35, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

BLPPROD Policy - Nomination of articles with only unreliable sources

I have started an RFC at Wikipedia_talk:Proposed_deletion_of_biographies_of_living_people#Nominating_articles_with_unreliable_sources_for_BLPPROD asking if the BLPPROD policy should allow nomination of articles that contain only unreliable sources. Based on your edits to the policy page I thought you may be interested in commenting. Monty845 04:37, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

sorry Joe, I think I accidentily edit conflicted you, but i'm editing on my phone, so it's hard to fix it up. Hope you enjoyed your trip- suncreator's been making sure we don't run out of things to do! Regards, The-Pope (talk) 05:32, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
No worries, ec's happen! Maybe less if I would just stop going back and touching up my own poor grammar! I had a wonderful, exhausting, terrific trip and am glad to be back, thanks!! --joe deckertalk to me 05:33, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
You are doing a great job Joe! I love it when I tag something then only a minute or so later it is refenced. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 22:03, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
*grin* Thanks! Well, I have this dream of actually reaching "caught up" on this by my next birthday. We'll see.  :) --joe deckertalk to me 22:04, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
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For ELIMINATING the historic backlog of unreferenced BLPs as of September 28, 2011. It wouldn't have happened without you, or else it would have been about 2014 before we finished!--Milowenttalkblp-r 17:12, 28 September 2011 (UTC) { }

thank you! --joe deckertalk to me 18:37, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Cheers!

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thanks!  :) --joe deckertalk to me 18:36, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks  :) --joe deckertalk to me 18:36, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Greetings

Hi Joe, hope all is well with you and yours. I've finally been shamed into creating User:WereSpielChequers/Recall (Pedro named me in his, so I realised I really ought to have one myself). Would you be willing to be on the list? If so just edit it and move your name out of the hidden bit. ϢereSpielChequers 20:32, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Of course. (I'd be very surprised to ever see it necessary, but it's sensible to have such a process, and having a recall process--that's something I should think about more myself.) Cheers, --joe deckertalk to me 23:00, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

RefTool Funkiness

On WP:VPT you reported a problem with RefTool. Brion is not familar with the use of this tool and has asked for a sample URL. Could you leave a comment on the bug describing your problem? — MarkAHershberger 20:13, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Done, thanks for asking! Please let me know if I can be of any more assistance. --joe deckertalk to me 03:34, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

A favour please at AFD

Hi Joe,

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Anahí promotional singles seems to have been lost in the AFD shuffle. I am an involved editor having !voted in the AFD. It was relisted once, but it's well past 7 days since the relist. Could I ask a favour? Would you review this AFD and determine if it can be closed, or if it requires relisting? Thanks. -- Whpq (talk) 13:08, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Glad to! I think it's closable, and I've done so (as redirect all). Anytime! --joe deckertalk to me 14:20, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Whpq (talk) 15:35, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Please

Restore Menace Clan, they are obviously notable, I just forgot to add the refs. Live and Die 4 Hip Hop (talk) 03:32, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Of course! Restored by request, I'll have to redelete it if at least one reliable source is not added to the article in the next couple days, but I otherwise have no interest in pursuing deletion. --joe deckertalk to me 15:51, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Restoration of page Shafe Ayar

I would love to see the page Shafie Ayar live once again. I believe he is an important figure in the history of Afghanistan. If it goes live again, I will only focus on his efforts as a political leader. I will mention his books in one sentence instead of making it a showcase. I will also give references. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Klacsanzky (talkcontribs) 06:33, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

As a contested PROD, that article, Shafie Ayar, is eligible to be restored on request, and I've done so. Yeah, the article really could use references to reliable sources -- newspapers, magazines or books if possible, even if they aren't in English -- blogs, someone's personal web page, videos, etc., aren't usually considered reliable sources under our policies on references. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, --joe deckertalk to me 06:43, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shpendi Sollaku Noé

I checked the AfD log for September 28th, and this wasn't listed. Was this ever added to the AfD log, or did I just miss something? The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 15:11, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Once or twice I've seen Twinkle miss that step, but usually I notice--I suspect that's what happened and somehow I missed it. I only very rarely hand-enter AfDs, if I filed that oneand it didn't get logged that's my bad for not keeping an eye on the tools better. --joe deckertalk to me 15:15, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
It happened to me not too long ago with WP:Articles for deletion/Grove Square, so I figured that was what happened. I didn't catch that one for about 2 1/2 weeks; it happens. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 15:19, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Indeed.  :) Anyway, I've relisted it, pity about the delay, but there's no real rush, thanks for catching that! --joe deckertalk to me 15:23, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Greeting

Hello! Are you from? I'm from Russia--Many baks (talk) 19:07, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm in the US. How are you? --joe deckertalk to me 06:44, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Good. How are you?--Many baks (talk) 14:04, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm interesing. Where is your live a state?--Many baks (talk) 14:29, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm in California.. but I'd rather not be more specific. Anything Wikipedia-related I could give you a hand with? --joe deckertalk to me 01:57, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I can. Help me, please complete the article James Brown (journalist)?--Many baks (talk) 21:13, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Sure! I'll be glad to give you a hand, I'll need your help too. The biggest issue with expanding an article like that, and this turns out to be challenging sometimes, is finding the right sorts of sources/references for the article. Generally our policies require that we find a certain number of references that are not only "reliable" sources, but that talk in-depth about the person that are written by someone else. This is explained more at our general notability guideline. So, the first and most important task is to dig and to try and find two or more such sources--magazine or newspaper articles, or sections of books, that tell us significant amounts of information about James Brown (but aren't written by him). I've looked a bit, and I won't be able to look more tonight, but perhaps you can try your hand at trying to find some? If you can, and you can point me at them, I'll be happy to help out inserting the references in the article and making them look nice. --joe deckertalk to me 23:13, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

IMDb link

Thanks for sorting out my IMDb link in AfD - no need for forgiveness! --Northernhenge (talk) 17:16, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Heh, I'd just missed it'd already been done.  :) Have a great week! --joe deckertalk to me 01:56, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Nicolas Moreau (actor)

As User:Northernhenge's sharing at AFD included the source title, I was able to find two and add them to the article.[3] Had intended to earlier, but was working. Got home and it was "kept" Nice. And please know, my comments toward WP:CSB and WP:UNKNOWNHERE were directed at those who might follow... never at you. Best, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 05:07, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Hey, thanks, that's great! I wasn't bothered at all (Also, if I came off badly, please let me apologize.) Thanks for helping to save an article that should be saved, and have a great week! --joe deckertalk to me 15:49, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Jorg Blech Article

Of course I would rather you did not delete the article, but I have no better source of information or reference for it. I used what little I could find on the net about him to write that. I was hoping someone else would pick up the slack -- especially since his books are almost completely unavailable in English although what he primarily discusses is the health care system in the US. In any case, delete it if you must. I just added it because there was no page about him when I wanted to know more :)

I guess I have gotten into the habit of assuming Wikipedia has a page for everything. ;)

--LuYu (talk) 11:09, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello! Since I proposed Jörg Blech for deletion, it appears that User:DGG was able to find and add some sources to the article which addressed my main concern, he's awesome that way. I have no interest in further pursuing deletion on it.
As a point of reference, we do have some relevant policies about what articles we do/don't have (not light reading, but WP:V, WP:GNG, WP:BIO and WP:BLP cover the main things that apply to biographies), but short of serious obscurity (e.g., someone like myself) or truly problematic content, the vast majority of us editors at Wikipedia would rather see articles kept and improved rather than deleted.
Have a great weekend! --joe deckertalk to me 14:06, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

A Small favor

Being that you are an admin, I must ask you to please issue a ban to User:Davis100. It seems as though it is a vandalism-only account and despite the fact the he has been warned several times this year, he has continued to vandalize pages with no signs of slowing down. Live and Die 4 Hip Hop (talk) 20:38, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I've been away from WP unexpectedly, I'll take a look. --joe deckertalk to me 16:16, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Looks like it's already been discussed at ANI in my absence, but I will try and keep an eye on that user going forward. --joe deckertalk to me 16:18, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

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Samed Yesil

I wanted to look up the Wikipedia article about Samed Yesil, because i am a football enthusiast and interested in the DFB youth work. I have no personal affiliation with Yesil. When i realized, that there is no such article yet, i wanted to create it. When i wanted to write the article i was warned, that you deleted an already existing article about Yesil, because he "has not played in a fully pro competition so fails WP:NSPORT". I want to ask, if this is still the case, or if i may create an article about this player.

Please note, that his matches at Fifa U17 WC were covered in German television (Eurosport and ZDF, Europes largest TV station) for the full lenght 90 minutes of the games plus coverage around the games. In other countries (eg the opponents) his games were probably aired as well. He was the German star striker and won the silver booth in that competition, info which is already included in wikipaedia. During this fifa U17-WC time, he got coverage in basicly all major newspapers in Germany, and also in sports journals where he was still present later (up until now) and gave extensive interviews, eg about Arsenal London wanting to hire him. He has a contract with Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, current vice-champion, even though he hasn't played a Bundesliga match yet, he is considered as one of the best players his age. He already is, and even more will be a person of public interest in Germany.

A quick google search shows me hundreds of articles about the striker, unfortunately almost all of them are in german, here is one of them is in english: http://www.sabotagetimes.com/football-sport/samed-yesil-can-be-arsenals-goal-machine-for-the-next-decade/ I'm not entirely sure how wikis definition of "pro sportsmen" is, since this seems to be a requirement for an article and the one about him was rejected because he "has not played in a fully pro competition", but he earnes money playing a sport, and his perfomances are aired live on television and is reported/commented on in newspapers. And that seems good enough for me. And by the way, i found lots of articles on wiki about other youth footballers, most of them seem less relevant than this one.

Therefore i would like to have your permission to write the article. If i am at the wrong address here (i am relatively new to wiki), i would be very thankful if you direct me to whoever i have to talk to about this.

Best regard, Jonathan. Jonathan0007 (talk) 06:18, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Jonathan. First, let me apologize for taking a few days to get back to you.
Let me back up and provide some context, and please accept my apologies if I overexplain. The article on Samed Yesil was discussed as a community discussion a few months back here. My role in that discussion was to read the discussion and determine what the editors who participated in that discussion felt was the proper outcome given our various policies. Given that the discussion was unanimous, I can't directly override their result.
The editors involved felt that the player didn't meet the appropriate subject-specific notability guideline. Usually, players who don't meet that are not "notable" in a Wikipedia policy sense to warrant an article, however, that guideline is in some tension with WP:GNG, and sometimes, players who do not meet WP:NSPORT can have an article if they meet the policy at WP:GNG.
As a result, it is possible that if you can show that Yesil has attained "significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject", a phrase of our policy which uses many of those words in a very Wikipedia-legalese sense, that you can get that decision overturned. But that takes more than just saying "there's a bunch of Google results." You'll want to go through those results, looking for sources in newspapers, magazines, and published books, for sources which really talk about, not just mention, the player--preferably articles whose subject *is* the player, not just routine game coverage. "A game he was in was broadcast", even widely, doesn't meet this criteria because it doesn't (necessarily) really provide us editorially-managed information about the player we can use to write the article from.
The Sabotage Times may or might not be considered reliable enough for the criteria (you could ask at [{WP:RSN]]), I would personally argue (not knowing the source, but from a quick glance at their "about us" page that it would be. And it certainly seems to contain some in-depth coverage.
If you'd like to do that and present your "top five sources" or so, I'll be glad to look them over.
It is entirely okay if the sources are in German. While we prefer English sources when they are available (see WP:NONENG), non-English sources are perfectly valid, and I've personally added sources to articles in languages from Albanian to Vietnamese.
To appeal the discussion that I closed, you'll eventually need to take this to WP:DRV in all likelihood, unless the result is a completely foregone conclusion. But you'll want to do the sources homework I suggest above first, and I'll be happy to look through what you want to take to WP:DRV before you do so that you have the best chance of getting the article restored.
Anyway, let me know how I can help. I think there's a possibility there's enough sourcing for this guy from what you've said, and it's worth seeing if there's enough to get this guy restored.
Best regards, --joe deckertalk to me 16:45, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi. Thank you very much for your detailed answer! I'm sorry i myself just answered so late, i obviously accidentially forgot to put your talk on my watchlist, so i saw this just right now. I will follow your instructions and provide explanation and sources to make the case for the article within the next days. Thanks again for your help so far. Greetings, Jon. Jonathan0007 (talk) 19:10, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
I couldn't help but collecting the references today^^. As i already stated he has had a lot of matchtime coverage on national television, i watched his games but i have no record file of those games to prove that his performance was key topic of the coverage, since he is the main striker and scored the most goals for Germany and the second most of the tournament, it is plausible that the media focussed on him as media usually does with successful goalscorers. His goal tally is already in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_FIFA_U-17_World_Cup
That article also shows: other comparable youth players alread have their own WP articles. But since this is probably not enough, here some sources (as i already explained, there are literally hundreds of articles about him in German media):
The "German-Turkish-News" report on him choosing to play for Germany over Turkey (because of his Turkish ancestry he would be eligible for both countries, and ever since Mesut Özil, this is a hot topic in Germany and Turkey): http://www.deutsch-tuerkische-nachrichten.de/2011/07/136521/
A short version of the article is available in english too: http://www.goal.com/en/news/15/germany/2011/07/11/2570213/samed-yesil-to-choose-germany-over-turkey-father
Webpage of the "Bild", Germanys biggest daily newspaper (est. 12.5 million readers per day) over Yesils prospects in German National Team and on club level (interest by Arsenal), plus voices about him and his WC performances: http://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/u17-fussball-wm/super-knipser-von-arsenal-umworben-18459120.bild.html
"Spox", major web news provider about sports in German made an interview with Yesil: http://www.spox.com/de/sport/fussball/dfb-team/u-17-wm-mexiko-2011/Artikel/samed-yesil-interview-achtelfinale-weltmeisterschaft-bayer-leverkusen-arsene-wenger.html and opinions to Germany-Turkey conflict surrounding Yesil: http://www.spox.com/de/sport/fussball/dfb-team/1107/News/nach-abwerbungsversuchen-vom-tuerkischen-verband-u-17-stuermer-samed-yesil-will-fuer-deutsche-nationalmannschaft-spielen.html
Samed Yesils profile on "UEFA" webpage: http://www.uefa.com/under17/teams/player=250024056/index.html
Germanys largest television stations ARD and ZDF (the latter as i mentioned is Europes largest TV station) have one webside for sports, named "Sportschau" (after a TV show on that stations), this article compares Yesil to Germanys best all time goal scorer Gerd Müller, second most successful overall WC goal scorer behind Ronaldo: http://www.sportschau.de/sp/fussball/news201107/05/samed_yesil.jsp
Swiss football magazine "Fussball Mag" also draws parallels to Gerd Müller 'the bomber': http://www.fussballmag.ch/6112/samed-yesil-im-portrat-deutschland-feiert-neuen-gerd-muller
Here "Deutsch-Türkische-Nachrichten" compares Yesil to Gerd Müller 'the bomber', usually this comparison doesn't happen in Germany, Gerd Müller is like a semigod and unreachable for mortals, so when multiple newspapers do that, it means something: http://www.deutsch-tuerkische-nachrichten.de/2011/06/127745/
"Bild" with the same comparison: http://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/u17-fussball-wm/fg-dfb-u17-bubis-18679910.bild.html
The "DFB" (worldwide largest sports association) reports about their wonderkid: http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=500014&tx_dfbnews_pi1[showUid]=29491&tx_dfbnews_pi4[cat]=121
"Sueddeutsche Zeitung" (Germanys most frequented web news and one of the largest newspapers) reports how Bundesliga coach Robin Dutt of Bayer Leverkusen is happy about having Yesil in the pipeline for his club, and DFB Sports director and former UEFA Golden Ball winner of Euro96 Matthias Sammer visiting the team: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/sport/deutsche-u-im-wm-halbfinale-der-junge-mit-der-traumquote-1.1116514
British "SUN" with a short newsflash about Yesil winning U-17 Euro golden boot and Arsenal persistent rumours: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3642856/Arsenal-are-hot-on-the-heels-of-German-whizkid-Samed-Yesil.html
German News "HNA" report on Yesils exploits and playing style / philosphy: http://www.hna.de/sport/fussball/fussball-u17-yesil-rock-band-wm-titel-jagd-1311377.html
Web page of "Kicker" (Germanys most important football news) about Yesil and Emre Can (<--- also U17, has already a WP article) U17-WC semi final and first group game: http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/junioren/startseite/554912/artikel_wm-traum-der-u-17-platzt-in-der-90-minute.html + http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/junioren/startseite/554181/artikel_6_1-deutsche-u-17-begeistert-beim-wm-auftakt.html
"FIFA" web page wants to know who is the biggest coming talent, Neymar, Varane, Götze or (the youngest player proposed) Yesil? http://de.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1516784.html
On "ntv" (one of three German 24h-news networks, i actually don't know which one is the biggest) and on "ran.de" (German national TV football show, broadcasts in Germany Champions League matches live on free TV): Yesils father explains why Yesil should play for Germany instead of Turkey, and it is explained how Turkey tried to persuade him: http://www.n-tv.de/sport/fussball/Yesil-will-fuer-Deutschland-treffen-article3774511.html + http://www.ran.de/de/fussball/nationalmannschaft/1107/News/u17-star-yesil-will-fuer-deutschland-spielen.html
"Express" also on the topic 'Turkey or Germany': http://www.express.de/fussball/tuerkei-buhlt-um-torjaeger-vater-yesil--samed-will-weiter-fuer-dfb-spielen,3186,8651186.html
"soccermanager" asks if Yesil can be the next Klose: http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?t=95996
"main netz" explains how becoming a professional footballer is a 7-days-a-week-job with 10 or 11 hours of work and training every day, and shows this on Samed Yesil as example: http://www.main-netz.de/nachrichten/sport/jugendsport/art16005,1784562
"mirrorfootball" nominates Samed Yesil as second most desirable U17 striker: http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/opinion/blogs/football-banter/Transfer-news-analysis-Carlos-Fierro-Hallam-Hope-Ademilson-Samed-Yesil-Souleymane-Coulibaly-Five-Under-17s-World-Cup-strikers-fit-for-the-Premier-League-article755084.html
"Sportschau" explanes why Yesil & Co. are responsible for their own intake, and that for doping prevention Germanys youth side has a own cook on their staff, as well as teachers to compensate for missed school hours during competetive games: http://www.sportschau.de/sp/fussball/news201106/03/clenbuterol_u17.jsp
"the guardian" reports about Germanys U-17 winning over Englands U-17 with two Yesil goals: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jul/05/germany-england-under-17-world-cup
Same topic in "Die Welt" (one of the langest print news contributor in Germany): http://www.welt.de/sport/fussball/article13467988/Deutsche-Junioren-erreichen-WM-Halbfinale.html in "Lokalkompass": http://www.lokalkompass.de/wattenscheid/sport/u17-wm-in-mexico-gastgeber-mexico-wartet-nun-im-halbfinale-d72960.html in
Webpage of "Focus" (major monthly news magazine in Germany) about Germany bronze medal: http://www.focus.de/sport/fussball/junioren-dfb-team-triumphiert-im-spiel-um-platz-drei_aid_644602.html
There is some related material with medium quality on youtube:
Germany - Ecuador (Yesil goals and assist): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmUFDBtnlj8
Germany - Brazil for bronze medal match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70i_6zJVwtE
Mexico - Germany (many videos about this semifinal most of them in Spanish): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NheW4o5THQQ
I hope this is enough material to meet the cited criterion. If not, there is still many more articles about him, local news pages or news pages of minor importance, discussion forum for fans and enthusiast, as well as blogs, literally hundreds of more sources if necessary. I stopped here because i feel like the articles above cover all that is to say about this young athlete that has the largest part of his career yet to come. Greetings, Jon. Jonathan0007 (talk) 22:21, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
*PUSH* ;) Greetings, Jonathan. Jonathan0007 (talk) 19:54, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

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Rip Gerber Page deleted

Hello,

I currently work for Locaid Technologies, a company where Rip Gerber is President and CEO. I am writing to inquire about why the "Rip Gerber" page was deleted. I read through the pages that you have referenced and I am still confused as to why the deletion happened. Can you please clarify?

thank you, Dhara — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.80.18.238 (talk) 20:44, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Dhara,
Sure, I should be able to explain. I nominated the article for deletion because it did not appear that Mr. Gerber met our WP:BIO or WP:GNG criteria. Roughly speaking, what you'd need to show to demonstrate that I was wrong was to show multiple works that talked about him, that were written by reliable third-parties (e.g., newspaper articles, magazines, book sections) that were not just reprinted press released, that talked about Mr. Gerber in some level fo depth (rather than a passing mention), and so on. This isn't so much a matter of passing some judgment on Mr. Gerber's notability as it is judging the amount of truly independent third-party material we have to write a neutral, unbiased article on him from.
Because I was the only editor to participate in that discussion (something that's quite unusual), the article may be restored, at least temporarily, as soon as you or some other editor requests it, if you'd like me to restore it, please let me know and I will. But unless you also provide a couple sources of the kind I describe, I'll also be forced to reopen the deletion discussion, if you know of such sources, that'd be really helpful in terms of getting the article back in place and clearly in line with our guidelines.
Sorry for the delay in responding, I've been dealing with a work crunch. Best, --joe deckertalk to me 07:55, 10 November 2011 (UTC)


Thank you. This definitely clears things up. If you could please restore the article, then my team and I will include additional reliable third-party references. I hope the work crunch gets better! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.80.18.238 (talk) 19:27, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Done! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks! --joe deckertalk to me 20:00, 10 November 2011 (UTC)


possible Deletion of Victorianny wiki page

Hello Joe, I am new to wiki and setting up the page in regard to the artist I manage and have signed to my label. I would like to know what I am doing wrong and what needs to be done to fix it. The help directory is very confusing on wiki, and makes me feel like I am running in circles, please contact me via email iamdtox@gmail.com to discuss what the issues are with the page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Victorianny (talkcontribs) 03:45, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

In simple terms, the previous deletion discussion on that article noted that there wasn't enough coverage by independent, reliable third-parties (that is, news articles from newspapers, magazines, etc.) to establish the notability of the band. We talk about "notability" here, but really (and I'm simplifying, but this is the long and the short of it--get a few newspapers, magazines, to write articles about (not just ones that mention) the band, in-depth stuff, and you'll have a reasonable chance of seeing the deletion discussion overturned. Hope this helps!--joe deckertalk to me 17:42, 14 February 2012 (UTC)