Request for your opinion
Good morning Lemnaminor! I noticed you've edited the topic Jimmy Edgar somewhat recently, and was hoping to collect viewpoints on an aesthetic issue. If you had a minute to contribute to the discussion/vote on the infobox photo, that would be very helpful. Earflaps (talk) 11:06, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I came across your draft about Richard Pyle as it was last modified on 1 March 2014, but not published yet. I am working on Pyle stops and tackled slightly part of Richard Pyle's life. Now I am requested to chop-off everything related to Pyle, in order to keep the article pure with "Pyle Stops" only before it gets endorsed.
Can you publish your article about Richard so that I could move some sections to it? or otherwise can I copy your article and add my part then publish it? Just wanted to go through with both articles together and close them :) Yahia. User talk:Yahia.Mokhtar 23 June 2015
The article Ivana Raymonda van der Veen has been created again
I see that you were very determined to delete the article about Ivana Raymonda van der Veen, and your efforts were fruitful. Having read the deletion discussion, I found the following comment of yours: "This article is rather sad, desperately trying to push a non-notable artist." I believe that tone was unnecessary and perhaps uncivil. Furthermore, you wrote, "In addition, it is a straight cut-and-paste job from the subject's own website - even if she was notable, the article should be deleted as a copyright violation".
First of all, you were aware that the subject was one of the contributors to the article, so since you noticed the copyright violation, why didn't you notify her on her talk page and tell her to read WP:MYTEXT? She should have had the chance to decide whether or not she wanted to release the text under a free license, to at least avoid the speedy deletion, but you either opted to withhold that information, or you were unaware of it. And I really cannot understand how a Wikipedian can think that even if a subject is notable, the article should be deleted anyway. The purpose of an encyclopedia is to provide knowledge. If you believe the subject of an article is notable, but the article has issues, you should try to fix them or at least tag the article appropriately.
It really looks like you took advantage of the inexperience of those editors to get the article deleted. Very well then. I have created the article again (after making some improvements that you refused to make), and I cordially invite you to nominate it for deletion once more. You wouldn't be dealing exclusively with newbies this time. Have a nice day. Dontreader (talk) 00:45, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
- Please assume good faith, Don. --Lemnaminor (talk) 19:27, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
- I do, but it's no secret that some Wikipedians will do everything possible to get a delete consensus when they nominate an article for deletion, even if it's bad for the project, because a Wikipedian's track record in AfDs is examined if they ever wish to become administrators. However, I would never assume that you eventually resorted to that technicality for that reason. It may well have been that you were unaware of WP:MYTEXT. Have a nice day. Dontreader (talk) 19:55, 27 June 2015 (UTC)