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The Signpost: 02 September 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 09 September 2015[edit]

God Damn band: Page Deletion[edit]


The God Damn band page i created was deleted, I am unsure as to the reasons for this even after reading the guidelines. How can I create this page for the band, without it being deleted again?

Thanks, Joe Wood

One Little Indian Records 34 Trinity Crescent London SW17 7AE

Tel : 00 44 208 772 7600 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trincres17 (talkcontribs) 11:32, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

@Trincres17: Assuming you are employed by the record label, we would prefer you not to create a page for the band at all, see Conflict of interest. You can, however, suggest article creation at Requested articles or have your work checked by others in a perhaps more friendly way if you go through Articles for creation. You will need to provide references from reliable sources. If you do create a page again, please make sure it is written in encyclopaedical style and does not read like it tries to promote the band (instead, it should be neutral. Hope that helps, —Kusma (t·c) 11:44, 14 September 2015 (UTC)


How can I go about getting this page created? Would you be able to put this forward if I give you relevant links? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trincres17 (talkcontribs) 12:02, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

@Trincres17: Try the processes described by the pages I linked to above (requested articles or articles for creation). You will need sources independent from the band or the label. None of your sources seem to be independent. —Kusma (t·c) 12:25, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

deletion of article on hair extension sale[edit]

I told you that it's not a promotion article, it is the article to describe the importance of hair extensions that why it has been necessary in today's world for the males and females both. I have created this article just for enhancing the knowledge of people about hair extensions, that why people are coming in the trend of using hair extensions and why it has been quit essential to use artificial hair extensions and regarding this i have provided enough knowledge about its uses, its types and much more. So in my opinion the article is perfect for giving knowledge on hair extensions. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ann S.Partin (talkcontribs) 11:00, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

@Ann S.Partin: The correct place for information about hair extensions is the article hair extension. Your article HairExtensionSale mixed that with promoting a company. No indication was given why that company is notable, so there is no reason for Wikipedia to have an article at the title "HairExtensionSale". —Kusma (t·c) 11:09, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

ok, i have understood what you want to say, and i want to add some authentic information about our company to be notable, but i wanna ask that i have to again create the new page or otherwise what can i do for improving my article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ann S.Partin (talkcontribs) 11:26, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

@Ann S.Partin: You should not write an article about your company at all, see WP:COI. —Kusma (t·c) 12:01, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

But i want to ask the reason not to write about HairExtensionSale, can you help me accurately please because i do not want my article to be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ann S.Partin (talkcontribs) 12:07, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

@Ann S.Partin: We discourage contributions that suffer from a conflict of interest. If you are paid by the HairExtensionSale company, you should not create an article about them. You can suggest article creation at Requested articles or suggest an article being created via the Articles for creation process. You will need to provide references from reliable sources that are independent from your company. —Kusma (t·c) 12:14, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

i have created this article according to the process of article creation just believe but if i have made mistakes here so i can improve these mistakes, i will write it again, plus improve the company importance for the hair extensions, i will also change the references which you don't approve really. just tell me please may i continue the same article or improve so how? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ann S.Partin (talkcontribs) 12:26, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

@Ann S.Partin: You could just edit our article Artificial hair integrations if you have anything to say about the topic. If my previous answers have not helped you, I suggest you read the welcome message on your talk page, which explains how you can get help. —Kusma (t·c) 12:34, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

ok i am agree to adit your article but i can include your article in my article, can this happen? if yes so please tell me wher and how to edit this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ann S.Partin (talkcontribs) 12:50, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

You didn't respond me still i'm waiting now i want to ask How can I create the page about my company not for the promotion of the products but for imparting knowledge for others, without it being deleted again? thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ann S.Partin (talkcontribs) 14:35, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

@Ann S.Partin: I will not write your article for you or give you detailed instructions. I do not know whether an article about your company would be acceptable by our notability guidelines. Your article would have to demonstrate that. Study the links that were provided in this discussion and on your talk page, look at other articles about comparable companies (if we even have any). If you need more help, please use our help system. —Kusma (t·c) 15:03, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

sorry i have studied a lot but not found any of the article regarding hair extensions company so how can i get the idea to write about my company article, please if you know any of the link regarding comparable companies, please provide me so that i can get over my situation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ann S.Partin (talkcontribs) 15:15, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

God damn (band)[edit]

Hi Kusma,

How do I got about setting up a God Damn (band) wikipedia page? It recommended I contact you, as it appears someone has previously tried to create this page and it was deleted.


Joe Wood — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joewood91 (talkcontribs) 11:01, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Apparently you have managed to create one. —Kusma (t·c) 16:16, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, and a question[edit]

Thanks for reverting User:2607:FB90:2E00:DE84:0:1:D3E1:4B01 on numerous national security agency articles. I had one of the articles watch listed and looked into the User's contribs. I had been reverting them one at a time with Twinkle, but it was time-consuming. I assume you have a tool as an admin that lets you mass revert the user's contribs all at once. What is that tool, and is it admin-only? Thanks, Jusdafax 19:12, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

@Jusdafax: I think such a tool exists (and for example Wikipedia:New admin/Rollback points to a script that might work for any rollbacker, but I haven't tested it), but I just used plain old command-click (meaning open in a new tab) on all the "rollback" links in the user contributions. I wasn't totally sure about blocking the IP so I didn't. In any case, thank you for noticing and reporting! —Kusma (t·c) 19:22, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
  • You are welcome, and thanks for answering. I'll try that next time! Jusdafax 19:26, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 September 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 23 September 2015[edit]

I'"m sorry[edit]

In the cut and thrust over at WP:RFD I accused you well not Je m'excuse but I managed to insult you accidentally. I didn't mean to and I sincererely apologose, it is hard sometimes to know what to write. Si Trew (talk) 19:33, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry about it. It was pretty clear that you had misunderstood my edit, and I was not offended. Happy editing, —Kusma (t·c) 20:18, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 07 October 2015[edit]

Am I being paranoid?[edit]

I'm cleaning up hundreds of dab pages edited by a particular user, and I can't help but think it might be SU in a different guise. Could you take a quick look at some of the edits if you have time? —Xezbeth (talk) 18:57, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

@Xezbeth: Don't think so (wrong kind of broken English, somewhat different interests). I haven't had time to look at it in super much detail, but I am more reminded of this user (but I don't know his style very well, and might be completely off; better to ask some of the others who have reported to that SPI in the past). —Kusma (t·c) 21:12, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 October 2015[edit]

Celestine Sibley[edit]

Kusma, thanks much for taking the time to deal with this article. Sibley was a fine writer and a much-loved columnist, and deserves a better wikiarticle. If and when I have time to add to it, I will. Thanks again for your help cleaning this up. Textorus (talk) 01:51, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Compromised account?[edit]

Hi Kusma, I believe that this account may be compromised. He retired on Feb. 4 and there have been no other edits until yesterday. Notice that the person who is using the account now is capitalizing the first letter of their edit summaries where that editor usually used lowercase before. If they do anything else wrong, an indef block may be the way to go.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 14:36, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

His alternate account Special:Contributions/StanTheMan87 is still active, so I asked on his talk page. I agree the behaviour seems quite different than before. —Kusma (t·c) 15:02, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Gatsby Major[edit]

I tagged this for speedy G3 but you must've missed my message asking it be moved to Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia afterwards? Cheers, SwisterTwister talk 20:44, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

@SwisterTwister: I have undeleted it, but haven't added it to the index page yet -- you can do it if you want. —Kusma (t·c) 14:12, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
@SwisterTwister: It is now at the list of hoaxes. —Kusma (t·c) 19:46, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This particular request is being made to you since your user name is listed in Wikipedia:Translators available list.

Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 05:41, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 October 2015[edit]

Steven E. Greer, MD[edit]

Good day,

There is a sloppy "editor" deadset on deleting a new page we created "Steven E. Greer, MD". They claim that they did "due Diligence" but list no specifics of what they found to be wrong. In fact, the claims on the site are all referenced to major articles, such as the WSJ, proving the claims are true.

This is a case of someone clearly with no life getting their jollies out of exerting the pathetic power of controlling Wiki pages.

Please stop this at once

The editor causing this goes by Gilo1969

muleskinner520:36, 25 October 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Muleskinner5 (talkcontribs)

You should probably stop re-creating this page all the time. If you write a Draft first or use the services of the articles for creation project, you'll have a better chance of convincing people to overturn the decision made in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steven E. Greer, MD. —Kusma (t·c) 21:32, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Discussion of the true nature of Creative Commons' license suite[edit]

I wanted to discuss something interesting which cropped up when getting a copypasted article removed. I am 100% happy with the current position of the article Akira Hiramoto - of which the plaigarised article is only in the revision history to serve as a documentation of the free article to reference the resolved incident. The average user will not need to read the edit history or peruse the many logs WP has to deal with such issues.

Wikipedia refers to free CC content as usable with attribution - 100% true. Without attribution, things are different - as CCBYSA3 in full explicitly states that all works under it do have a conditional copyright on them (but are free with attribution), works that are not attributed could be a copyright violation. So I immediately tagged the article before doing anything about it, which is fine.

I joined Wikipedia informally about two years back. It really got my goat to see people ripping off Wikipedia which I responded to with the use of this letter to inform online people of this behaviour not being right - the revolutionary thought that people should have to work for their content or state who did the work. Hence, I think there is a misconception people have about this that editors on Wikipedia have to deal with a lot.

However, WP:COPYVIO doesn't really state this and this could compound the common misbelief that the "free licenses" (which allow free use with attribution and other features if necessary) is actually free to just copypaste, sell, rehost or download. This issue is not really attributable to Wikipedia where the "human readable" summary is less obstructing - the unported CC-BY-SA 3.0 license Wikipedia uses explicitly states that Wikipedia content is copyrighted against people not stating that Wikipedia wrote the work and the identity of the source article.

The culprit behind this issue is probably Creative Commons - who marketed their license as free during the advent of collaborative editing and don't go to the full effort to disclose that their CC license suite is a just copyright license suite that allows conditional free usage.

 Speeditor talk  19:27, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

@Speeditor: Yeah, copyright is complicated, and most people don't care. Back when Wikipedia was licensed under the GFDL only (before the Licensing update, things were even worse: nobody really knew how to properly satisfy the attribution conditions of that license, and most people just thought we were a "free encyclopedia" and just used it in any way they liked. Educating people about this (or about the proper use of CC) is a slow process. If you have a suggestion how to improve WP:COPYVIO, by all means do. Be bold and {{sofixit}} :) I'd be happy if people at least could finally understand how to properly copy within Wikipedia, but I'm not holding my breath. —Kusma (t·c) 20:03, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

DEIN KOMMENTAR BEI User talk:Spinningspark[edit]

Hallo Kusma, dein Kommentar bei User talk:Spinningspark ist nicht WP-würdig, denn du hast nicht das Ganze gelesen und wenn, dann nur sehr oberflächlich! Wir alle sind mittlerweile global vernetzt, von der EU abgesehen, und dennoch profitiert die Industrie enorm davon! Da du aber dort nicht tätig bist, als Mathematiker tangiert es dich offensichtlich nicht, aber...auch du solltest die wirtschaftlichen Vorteile der Industrie in der EU nicht außer acht lassen! Ich nehme bei dir an, dass das alles nichts angeht. Warum du in GB studierst, lässt darauf schließen, dass du ein EU-Gegner bist...Das ist deine Entscheidung, aber du solltest dennoch bedenken, dass auch Mathematiker von der Freizügigkeit der Industrie profitieren kannst, denn ohne die derzeitige Wirtschaftslage in der EU profitierst auch DU, gleich in welchem Land du dich aufhältst oder künftig aufhalten wirst...Glückauf, auch wenn du Beamter werden solltest, auch die müssen von Steuerzahlern finanziert werden!!! Und wenn es die nicht mehr gibt, wollt ihr "Beamten" dann weiterleben können??? Womit? Mit Mathematik kannst du zwar viel er-, berechnen, aber nicht, wie dick/dünn später einmal deine Brotscheiben ausfallen werden. Ich wünsche dir und mir selbst natürlich auch nichts Schlechtes, aber Gedanken solltest du dir schon machen (auch wenn du deine negative Aussage über mich nicht begründen kannst, da du meine Ausführungen niemals bis ins Detail gelesen haben kannst...Alles Gute weiterhin and good luck wünscht -- (talk) 00:03, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

NS: Obwohl du ca. neun Jahre bei der WP dabei bist, müsstest du eigentlich in allen Diskussionen mit mir/gegen mich gelesen haben, dass die WP-Regeln derart schwammig sind und demzufolge als Sowohl-als Auch-Regeln (eindeutig nach Gutdünken, siehe in der de-WP den Benutzer:Jbergner, der alle Edits von mir reverted, obwohl es Tausende Beispiele dafür gibt, dass es so dort steht und ich mich daran orientier(t)e. Mit dem feinen Unterschied, dass meine Edits falsch, die anderen, speziell seine richtig sind! Und das findest du o.k.?! Außerdem erhöht er seine Anzahl der Beiträge/Edits etc. enorm, obgleich er mir vorhält, mit Edits zu punkten und die Zahl zu erhöhen. WELCH EIN SCHWACHSINN, DENN DAS WAR UND BLEIBT AUCH NIE MEINE ABSICHT!!! Es lebe -auch bei dir -die freie Enzyklopädie WP!!!-) SO IST ES NIE GEPLANT GEWESEN VOM GRÜNDER DER WP!!!! Und ich war und bin immer noch der Meinung, dass eine Enzyklopädie der Nachwelt und deren Nutzern dienen soll... WEIT GEFEHLT, WAS HIER ABGEHT!!! -- (talk) 00:15, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
Und als Administrator (zumindest in der de-WP) würdest du mit deiner flüchtigen Recherche (s.o.) schlechte Karten für eine Wiederwahl haben, denn dort werden solche Fehler nicht verziehen!!! -verständlich-, denn da wird NACHLESE betrieben, gleich, ob sie gelöscht wurden oder nicht... -- (talk) 00:30, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
Merke, Es gibt IMMER viel Klügere, als man glaubt der Klügste zu sein!!! Warum wohl schreibt Jbergner gerne in KLEINSCHRIFT? Ein Schelm, der Böses dabei denkt... -- (talk) 00:37, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Ich verstehe nicht ganz, wieso du mich (zu Unrecht) als EU-Gegner bezeichnest. Das Problem mit deinen Edits scheint mir weniger zu sein, ob sie richtig bzw. regelgerecht sind (manche sind es, manche nicht), sondern dein rechthaberisches Getue drumherum. Wenn dir mehrere andere Benutzer sagen, dass mit deinen Edits etwas nicht stimmt und du daher bitte aufhören sollst, Hunderte solcher Edits zu machen, hast du zwei Möglichkeiten: du kannst ihnen zuhören oder nicht zuhören. Du hast dich anscheinend fürs nicht Zuhören entschieden. Kollaboratives Arbeiten mit Leuten, die nicht zuhören und immer davon überzeugt sind, Recht zu haben, funktioniert nicht. Die Wikipedia ist nicht nur eine freie Enzyklopädie, sondern auch ein Gemeinschaftsprodukt, und ich und andere sind bereit, Benutzer zu sperren, die nicht bereit sind, sich einzufügen. Das ist dir anscheinend auch schon auf mehreren anderssprachigen Wikipedias passiert. Wenn du dein Verhalten nicht änderst, wird das auch weiterhin passieren. Jimbo Wales hat auch schon produktive Benutzer gesperrt bzw. verbannt mit Begründungen wie "user not here to work in good faith with others to build an encyclopedia". Ich vermute aber, du wirst mir auch nicht zuhören, sondern weiterhin auf deinem "Recht" beharren. —Kusma (t·c) 07:26, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Zunächst danke ich für deine Ausführungen, wie vermutet, bleiben aber einige Fragen unbeantwortet, wie bei vielen "zu kurz springenden WPs"...Zu Jimbo Wales nur so viel: "Er hat auch einmal (was selten vorkommt) der Presse erklärt, dass die WP nicht allzu lange tätig sein wird und in absehbarer Zeit beendet werden kann, da es (lt. seiner Aussage) ja irgendwann nichts mehr zu ändern gibt, resp. geben kann. Diese Aussage, die ich damals las, verwunderte mich schon sehr, denn er irrte gewaltig (und darum lässt er, wie du oben geschildert hast, eben auch Sperren für produktive Benutzer zu...), denn nach seiner Aussage würden doch nicht Hunderte von Änderungen erforderlich sein! Fazit: Auch der Gründer der WP kann sich irren, denn auch er ist nur ein Mensch... Ihr (angeblich und immer wieder bewiesenen REGEL-SPEZIALISTEN beantwortet mir meine Fragen generell mit "sie gelten sowohl als auch...Wenn das keine klare Ansage ist? Bei allen meinen entspr. Edits war eben meine Wenigkeit derjenige, dem NICHTS DAVON ANERKANNT WURDE, im Gegenteil, es wurde auf "Teufel komm raus" alles revertet -gleich, ob die WP mit zwei unterschiedlichen Daten in einem Beitrag unterwegs war oder nicht-. DIE ZAHLEN DER EDITS IST DENEN AM WICHTIGSTEN (wäre evtl. auch für dich durchschaubar, wenn du meine ganzen Diskus eben genauer gelesen hättest!). Sei's drum, du reihst dich eben genau so in diese Minderheit ein, nach dem Motto: "Lieber sofort sperren, als auf Fragen zu antworten, geschweige denn, zu diskutieren". Das macht ja Arbeit, die man sich lieber doch erspart, weil man ja die MACHT des "Knöpfchen-Drückens" hat...Und wie oft wird euch allen dies vorgeworfen..., wie immer ZWECKLOS!!! - Das "Wegsperren von unbequemen Fragestellern ist doch v i e l einfacher..." Meine Prognosen, dass die bis jetzt stärkste en-WP und viele anderen recht bald "Geschichte" sein werden, werden sich bewahrheiten, glaube mir...Denn die Chinesen, die von den o.g. (schlechten mit zu vielen Rechten ausgestatteten) "Kandidaten" anfangs (wegen schlechter Übersetzungen) sehr belächelt wurden. Man machte sich sogar (für mich damals schon beschämend) darüber lustig...Und das spiegelt sich laufend im Verhalten der o.g., von denen sehr viele nicht einmal die deutsche Rechtschreibung beherrschen!!!). Ein von mir Genannter (s.o.) antwortet schon keinem auf unbequeme Fragen und schreibt sicherheitshalber alles klein, damit er seine evtl. Schwächen eben nicht preisgeben muss...Also, meine Bitte, bevor du (da Befugnis des Sperrens) solche Dinge von dir gibst, nur vage auf meine Zeilen eingehst -eher "unterschlägst"-, solltest du dir doch bitte genauer das ansehen (und zwar unter allen meinen User-Namen!), bevor du eine solche VORVERURTEILUNG mir gegenüber zum Besten gibst...Du weißt schon, was dies in der deutschen Rechtsprechung heißt - die auch Amerikaner (s. Google, facebook, Amazon etc.) einhalten müssen -und wenn es eben, wie es dauernd geschieht- auch gewisse Verbote ausgesprochen werden, zumindest drastische Änderungen ihres Verhaltens. In den Vereinigten Staaten wird das (Gott sei Dank!) seit längerer Zeit voll durchgezogen und für uns ungewohnte, aber berechtigte Strafen gegen deutsche Firmen verhängt!!! Diese werden -logischerweise- auch bezahlt..., denn was bleibt ihnen übrig? Die Beispiele Deutsche Bank, VW und, und, und, sprechen eine deutliche Sprache. Wer wird der nä. sein in der BRD? Das kann ich dir gerne beantworten und habe (drum wurde ich ebenfalls sofort gesperrt) dies kritisiert (was du offensichtlich nicht gelesen hast): Wetten, dass es die viel zitierte Freie Enzyklopädie sein wird? Die Aufregung über die NSA und die Briten stellt WP schon lange in den Schatten!!! Was wird da überwacht und angezapft (bitte nur Itti, Jbergner usw. fragen)...und das (glaubt man eben bei WP)!!! Alles Gute weiterhin und fleißig die Sperrknöpfe bedienen...Glückauf -- (talk) 20:23, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 October 2015[edit]


Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
To Kusma, for a polite and eloquent rebuttal at RfA. Axl ¤ [Talk] 14:03, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
I think I was a little passive aggressive, but yeah, I managed to stay polite. Thank you! —Kusma (t·c) 11:57, 5 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I had marked Ghatiya for deletion, which you have reverted stating it is plausible enough. Please be advised that the word 'Ghatiya' has entirely different meaning in Hindi/Gujarati. Ghatiya means rubbish, inferior, poor, etc. Please see google translation for the word. While the page where it redirects is about a food item. You can decide once you have reviewed the translation.-- DhavalTalk 11:35, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

  • @Dsvyas: Ganthiya states that it is also written "Gathiya", for which "Ghatiya" seems like a plausible misspelling. As I have zero knowledge of Hindi/Gujarati, I don't feel comfortable making a deletion decision about this (default is to keep), which is why I invite you to submit the question to RFD for a discussion. —Kusma (t·c) 11:56, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
@Kusma:, I understand that you won't have knowledge of the language/script and hence shared google translation link with you. Did you get a chance to visit that link? If you did, you would notice that there is transliteration provided, which is evident that the word in question means something entirely different. -- DhavalTalk 12:12, 5 November 2015 (UTC)If you are unable to decide, I would appreciate if you could revert your last change and leave it as Deletion request.
@Dsvyas: I have seen the link, and then decided to look up also the Gujarati spelling used in the article, which seems to indicate that the word can be spelled in several ways in Gujarati. In any case, I have commented at the RFD, and will try to contact someone from Wikipedia:WikiProject Gujarat for further advice. —Kusma (t·c) 13:42, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Done. —Kusma (t·c) 13:45, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 November 2015[edit]


Dear Kusma;

How are you.

I want to know why my page MRC deleted

Also; If I want to create page for company is this available

Mohamed MRC — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 14:50, 10 November 2015 (UTC) Your page appeared to be advertising for your company. Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising, so it was deleted. Please see Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for some further information, and the links that have been provided to you on your talk page. —Kusma (t·c) 15:29, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you @Kusma

I want to contribution in Wikipedia with new information.

But I want to know their is some company have Specific page such as: Genta_(company) - So can I create page like this company.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) I suggest you read Your first article or use the Article wizard, which has links to our help pages and live help systems. The main thing you will need to write an article are reliable independent sources. We do ask you not to create articles about your own company, though — that is a Conflict of Interest. —Kusma (t·c) 19:37, 11 November 2015 (UTC) Ok; Thank you very much @Kusma —Preceding undated comment added 14:29, 12 November 2015 (UTC)


I messed up a comma/stop placement, good catch. As noted in the invisible editor text, the data comes from p.10 of (number of emigrants per 1000 population), I just converted them to %. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:17, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 November 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 18 November 2015[edit]

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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The Signpost: 25 November 2015[edit]

Frankfurter Dom, nicht Frankfurter Kathedrale[edit]

Hallo Kusuma,

da der Frankfurter Dom eine Stiftskirche mit einem Domkapitel war, ist Frankfurt Minster absolut korrekt.

Warum willst du das korrekte Lemma verhindern?

Wenn du "Minster" zu ungewöhnlich findest, gibt es noch die Möglichkeiten "Frankfurt Dom" analog zu Ulm Münster oder "St. Bartholomew's (Frankfurt)"

Yours`sincerely, Ulamm (talk) 21:40, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

@Ulamm: "Korrekt" ist, was englische Quellen überwiegend benutzen. Bei Google Books finde ich nichts zu "Frankfurt Minster" und jede Menge "Frankfurt Cathedral". Die Frage ist eben nicht, was das Ding ist, sondern wie es heißt. —Kusma (t·c) 21:46, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
Dann eben "Kaiserdom (Frankfurt)", analog zu Notre Dame de Paris, siehe Diskussion zum Lemma.--Ulamm (talk) 21:54, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

about deletion of[edit]

There is proper reference of media about this company . This is one of its kind web-portal with patented technology with promoter alumni of reputed institutes. We linked the words to Wikipedia internal links & external links as well. We are not getting the proper reason for its deletion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nikkik13 (talkcontribs) 07:22, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

@Nikkik13: The deletion was discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ and consensus was to delete the article. The article appeared to be promotional in nature and there seemed to be little coverage in reliable sources, so notability per WP:CORP was not established. —Kusma (t·c) 08:20, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

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Magic word support is missing[edit]

Hello. You have put a line in the support section of Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/BethNaught. I suspect that the Cyberpower678/RfX Report doesn't take your support into account, since the magic word support is missing. Best regards. Pldx1 (talk) 15:53, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

@Pldx1: I do that quite often, and usually the bot has no problem noticing which section I am posting in. In this case, it updated its count the minute after I voted, so if the count is off, I expect that to be a different problem. (I believe it is the "discussion" part of RfA that is more problematic than the "voting" part, so I sometimes try to just leave a pure signature-only vote unless I think this might get the candidate into trouble). —Kusma (t·c) 17:13, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Anyone who can remind me of "Beware of the leopard" on a Monday and make my day a little better deserves a pint.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  16:23, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Glad to be of assistance :) Happy Monday editing, —Kusma (t·c) 17:14, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Notice of request for deletion of YPG dab[edit]

Notice of deletion request, that YPG (disambiguation) be deleted per G6 (a redirect holding up a consensual page move). --Dervorguilla (talk) 04:31, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

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78.26's RFA Appreciation award[edit]

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Hey Why You delete My Page. Damn — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

I don't know which page you are talking about, but you can probably find out in my deletion log entry: see Special:Log/Kusma. —Kusma (t·c) 17:27, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

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We Dislike You, You hypocrite[edit]


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We have the power to take over your net work, and we will.

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Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Hello I am a new guy... could you protect my user page, please? Reply on my talk page. --3.0 (talk) 19:42, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't really have any much to add right now, you can protect it. --3.0 (talk) 20:57, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry[edit]

Won't do it anymore. --3.0 (talk) 13:52, 5 February 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 3.0 (talkcontribs)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Hi there,

Can you please help bring back the page I created last night. I have more references to include now and it was no hoax.

Cheers Joeypwilliams (talk) 20:10, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

@Joeypwilliams: I will not undelete that page without evidence that such a professional boxer exists. There were no references at all supporting the biographic and sports content contrary to our biographies of living people policy. Note that extraordinary claims (such as a series of pro matches against long-retired boxers) require appropriately good evidence. —Kusma (t·c) 20:47, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

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Precious anniversary[edit]

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Christine Weick[edit]

I am not sure why they did not accept my changes- I added 'self-proclaimed' because several churches has banned her from the church because of her unchristian like ways. This is proof that she is NOT a Christian or churches would not kick her out-

The last paragraph I added is completely true- She has a Facebook page (referred to in another paragraph) I left her several notes on her Facebook that corrected her beliefs with FACTS and since it did not agree with HER beliefs- she blocked me- how would I be able to resource that since it directly happened to me? SHE is controversial herself- What I included on Wiki was NOT controversial. I could source where she was kicked out of churches-- (on her Facebook page) but I cannot source what she did to me! (Blocked me) She has blocked MANY! That is not controversial!

Randall L Laughbaum — Preceding unsigned comment added by Randall.laughbaum (talkcontribs) 19:44, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

@Randall.laughbaum: We do not accept Facebook as a source, it is not reliable. For things like "self-proclaimed", you would also need reliable sources that use that term in order to comply with our strict Biographies of living persons policy. —Kusma (t·c) 20:05, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion[edit]

My "Gothengau" page was speedily deleted. How long do I get to make substantive content? Is there a "work in progress" status? What does substantive content look like to you? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wflogan (talkcontribs) 11:53, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

@Wflogan: There is no fixed amount of time you are granted to make substantive content. I would consider it good practice to leave about half an hour before nominating an essentially empty page like yours for deletion. You could use {{new page}} or {{in creation}} to alert people that you intend to expand the page soon, but please try to give your page some content or people will ignore your request. At the very minimum a page about "Gothengau" should say what it is (a place? a book? a band? something to eat??) and contain a reference that helps other editors to verify what you say. See Wikipedia:Your first article for some help. Best wishes, —Kusma (t·c) 17:58, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:WikiProject Germany/test-full/Comments[edit]

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@MrLinkinPark333: The parent page Template:WikiProject Germany/test-full was deleted five years ago, so this was completely pointless and I deleted it. I don't remember what this page may have been good for anyway. —Kusma (t·c) 22:15, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

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Carol Wood dab[edit]

Hi, I notice you've deleted Carol Wood (disambiguation). Did you have a look at its talk page? I agree with the rationale given by its creator and although some editors do not (and hence I'm not sure if it will pass at AfD), I don't quite see how it can meet the criteria at WP:G6. Uanfala (talk) 09:11, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

@Boleyn: @Uanfala: I did not look at the talk page before deleting, but I count one valid entry and a disputable one, not five. There is only one "Carol Wood" on Wikipedia after another one was deleted, and that is Carol S. Wood. The other pages listed on the disambiguation page are not called "Carol Wood", but are near misses for which the hatnote at Carol S. Wood does the job. The only argument I can see is about whether Milton Keynes Council election, 2002 requires disambiguation here (and I'd say no to listing unelected candidates for local elections anywhere than on the election page). —Kusma (t·c) 11:45, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Kusma to dispute a speedy you write on the talk page, you really should cjheck there before deleting. Having been extensively involved with dabs and them at AfD for 8 years or so, I have never seen a page like this deleted. Can you please restore the page and Talk page while the reasons for disputing it are actually examined properly? You may 'say no' to listing an unelected political candidate, but that is not in keeping with MOS:DABMENTION. Nor have you taken into account the very valid see also entry Carolwood or the very easily confused and thus in see also: Carol Woods. Boleyn (talk) 11:52, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

@Boleyn: I have taken these into account above, and explained why I think they don't change anything. But seeing that G6 is for "uncontroversial maintenance" and this appears to be controversial even after explanation, I have undeleted the page as you requested. —Kusma (t·c) 11:58, 13 July 2016 (UTC)


I have posted "VGNair"which got deleted. I wanted to say that VG Nair is as an exceptional bee enthusiast and working towards mitigating bees population decline in a novel way. There is enough proof and publications on this. Not personal website alone. I think the deletion was made as it has been presumably taken as a self biography from the headline. It was not. Please let me know if changing the headline will make the post retain in Wikipedia. Or else how else it can be posted? In what form? Thanks for your guidance. Vgnair (talk) 10:21, 15 July 2016 (UTC) VG

@Vgnair: The article appeared to be advertising VG Nair and his projects, and was not including a credible claim of significance ("bee enthusiast and entrepreneur who has founded a website" is not a claim of significance). If you would like to have an article about VG Nair on Wikipedia, please provide reliable sources independent of the subject that confirm what is stated in the article. As you say there is "enough proof and publications on this", it should not be too difficult. Best wishes, —Kusma (t·c) 12:13, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

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thank you[edit]

hello User:Kusma, thank you for spotting the error regarding the recent (and large) insertion on Content (measure theory).
you are correct in pointing out the previous editor made a gaffe in defining the content over the set of complex numbers, instead of just C.
while we cannot really understand what motivated this (bf->bb only explains the C, but not the superscript), the rest of the work is correct and much improved compared to the version you restored.

one important demonstration of this is defining the content as a set function as opposed to a real-valued function, where the latter severely limits the abstraction afforded by the powerful machinery of measure theory.
i am just posting this here to let you know, and to give me a shout if you have any other disagreements. the work is a very useful improvement over the previous version, especially after your important improvement. thank you Gagz7 (talk) 05:46, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hi Kusma, I have reverted Content (measure theory) to your last edit as of 09:27, 20 July 2016 diff. The editor above who reverted you was a WP:SOCK of I am not saying the math is right or wrong, just one person seems to be making up support where there may be none --- you may want to check and revert back if all is ok. Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 18:32, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

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Deletion of Austin Rudd page[edit]

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Hello from Greece[edit]


I hope that my message finds you well. You sent me a message here on WIKIPEDIA yesterday "Also, your article was cut and pasted from elsewhere on the internet. Please see WP:COPYOTHERS to understand why this is generally not allowed."

Thank-you for the information, however belongs to me and that is where the text was copied from! I have written the pages myself and I just wanted to expand the WIKIPEDIA pages on Albania.

Thanks for understanding

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awww man[edit]

oh well you deleted my wiki page but in the future you may regret this... but not in a forceful way...

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