User talk:Kingboyk

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note re new community item[edit]

Hi. Are you active with WP:WikiProject Music and WP:Biography?? If so, perhaps you could help me. I am trying to set up a shared community resource where various WikiProjects could exchange information with each other regarding various active projects, efforts and ideas that they are working on. would you be interested in helping me to develop this? I could really use some input and ideas; if the community uses this, it will take off; otherwise, it will not. I would welcome any ideas that you may have. this is currently an active discussion at Village Pump on the "Proposals" tab, but you are welcome to reply to me here. Please ping me if you respond. I appreciate your help. thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 19:04, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

@Sm8900: I'm very sorry but, no, I'm not currently active in any WikiProjects and haven't been for some years. I'm tempted to say "I'll take part anyway" but for personal reasons I think it's best if I decline. Wikipedia can very easily become a full time occupation and I fear that if I get involved in too many areas I will neglect real-life duties and obligations. Again, sorry I can't be of assistance on this occasion. --kingboyk (talk) 19:10, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
okay, no problem, at all. however, off the top of your head, might you be able to please name just two or three editors who might be currently active at either one of those or both? hoping to see who might have some interest. I appreciate it. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 19:12, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
@Sm8900: Sadly most of the editors I used to work with have left Wikipedia or I've lost contact with them. One person I can heartily recommend, if she is still interested in WikiProjects, is Plange. She did a lot of the groundwork getting WPBiography up and running in the early days and I see she has edited this year (but not this month).
I am aware of several editors who are active within WP:MOTORSPORT if that project is of interest to you? (A7V2; SSSB (not listed as a member but recently responded to an enquiry of mine of the project talkpage and assessed a motorsport article I wrote); Philby NZ) --kingboyk (talk) 19:31, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Why did you lock and remove the POV tag on Ian Smith's Page ?[edit]

Ian Smith's page was not subject to an edit-war at the time when you locked the page, and the dispute regarding the articles neutrality was far from being settled ? Zubin12 (talk) 09:59, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

I rolled back to the last protected version, and restored the protection, so that the dispute can continue to be settled on the talk page. --kingboyk (talk) 14:19, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Just to add: Once the dispute is settled, if the discussion is not closed by an admin and the page remains protected, please request unprotection at WP:RFPP. --kingboyk (talk) 14:50, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

A page you deleted[edit]

Hi, not sure if you've seen Talk:Sean John McCann, an IP is asking why the page was deleted. I'm not sure what the drill is on using talk pages of deleted pages. DuncanHill (talk) 22:11, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

DuncanHill, I can try and help. kingboyk was just mopping up an expired PROD of Sean John McCann, which looked like the PRODding editor claimed it failed our notability guidelines. I believe expired PRODs may be subject to undeletion at WP:REFUND and, presumably, it would then go to AfD, assuming the PRODder is still watching the page. Still, the IP editor shouldn't have recreated the article's talk page because now it's a talk page without a corresponding article page and eligible for WP:CSD#G8. Hope that helps. (talk page stalker) Doug Mehus T·C 22:16, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus:, sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear enough. I know perfectly well why the page was deleted, it was on my watchlist, I saw it prodded, and deleted, and have read the deletion log. It is because it is on my watchlist that I saw the talk page had been recreated. What I am unclear about is how to respond to the IP recreating the talk page. The IP needs an answer, but the talk page, on which an answer would be expected, needs to be deleted. DuncanHill (talk) 22:22, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
DuncanHill, Ah, no worries. Yes, I'm uncertain if we should tag the talk page as G8. Presumably, if the IP editor wishes to have it restored, they can do so by WP:REFUND. I suspect, the administrators would have the capability to restore all of the previous talk page's revisions except for the recreated talk page? Doug Mehus T·C 22:26, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Should we try responding to the IP editor on their talk page? Hopefully their IP address hasn't changed, and they know where to find the reply. Presumably, one of us should just make the WP:REFUND request after the talk page is deleted, and then we can notify the restored talk page, so the IP editor knows what happened? Doug Mehus T·C 22:28, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
@DuncanHill and Dmehus: Thank you Duncan for the message, and Doug for stepping in to answer while I was away. Just to confirm 1) Yes (for future reference, as it has already been deleted by another admin), you can tag a stray/recreated talk page for deletion under G8 2) Yes, PRODded pages can be restored at WP:REFUND, and 3) Yes, if circumstances warrant it we can most certainly selectively restore revisions of a deleted page.
With regards to how to respond to the IP editor who recreated the talk page to ask why the article was deleted, you could indeed leave them a short message pointing to the deletion log and WP:REFUND, but who knows if they'll see it? You could request a refund yourself. I've looked again at the article and think it unlikely it would survive at AfD, otherwise I would have restored it myself right now. (I'm happy to do so if either you request it, but you'll likely get a quicker response at WP:REFUND if you want to take that route). --kingboyk (talk) 14:35, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, and for taking another look at the article. I won't submit a WP:REFUND request. Perhaps one route to go, when tagging the stray talk page as G8 is to tag with multiple criteria and insert a custom note that links to WP:REFUND should the IP editor return to the talk page they created? This would at least point them in the correct direction. Doug Mehus T·C 14:49, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: A deleting admin can always leave a custom note in the deletion log alongside the canned reason for deletion but, again, I would have to cast some doubt on whether it would be seen.
I'm sure if the IP is sufficiently concerned they'll be able to find the Help Desk or Teahouse :) --kingboyk (talk) 14:57, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:WikiProject British TV shows[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:WikiProject British TV shows requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Gonnym (talk) 08:52, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

How about an outcome the template doesn't consider? I've speedy deleted the category myself :) --kingboyk (talk) 16:33, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
LOL! Doug Mehus T·C 02:50, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-08[edit]

16:17, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar?[edit]

Barnstar of Humour.svg The Barnstar of Good Humor
For your well-timed comment in this RfD for "Headless drummer". Utopes (talk / cont) 02:38, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Comment I concur with Utopes and second the awarding of the good humour barnstar. ;-) Doug Mehus T·C 02:49, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, I shall proudly display said barnstar on my user page :) --kingboyk (talk) 12:30, 18 February 2020 (UTC)