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Brianna Brown - You stated that this article was deleted because she was not a famous enough actress, yet google has over a half million results for her name, including articles that speak of her as an up-and-coming Hollywood actress. As a matter of fact, she had a relatively major role in tonight's episode of Criminal Minds, playing the part of a serial killer. Could you consider restoring this page please? (Despite the fact that no one responded to the prod within the usual 5 day time limit.) Lunarknight737 (talk) 04:06, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Emarosa Article deleted and recreation protecting
Hey Mallanox, I see you deleted the article because there wasn't enough context. Well im taking on the task to recreate the article again. Here is my draft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Chadpriddle/Emarosa I'm trying to get an admin to remove the protection on the page and was wondering if you could help me out. I went through the usual process but cant get any help, so I was told to talk to one of the admins that have previously deleted the page. Let me know if you could do it. Thanks! Chadpriddle (talk) 07:32, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea Mallanox! Thanks for the quick response. Chadpriddle (talk) 15:56, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help! Hopefully thee article will stick this time. Chadpriddle (talk) 05:53, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
Karamello24 Article deleted and Why? Why was the article on the association of black psychologist deleted? it was referenced appropirately? your feedback was a bare minamal, Can you explain why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Karamello24 (talk • contribs) 18:04, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
My bad, overlooked the first speedy attempt. Still think notability is shaky though, but you decide ;) At least it taught me to look at the rev history for a few seconds longer next time! Regards, Shoombooly (talk) 15:32, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Also, while I'm at it, songs in general can't be speedied? (as you handled those as well) Shoombooly (talk) 15:35, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Hello, members and friends of WP:LGBT! I'm not one to be writing newsletters, but I miss our cruise director, Miss Julie, and our project is drifting along with a few leaking plugs in the bottom of the boat. Hey, it happens. Every group we join goes through changes. If Wikipedia weren't so interesting it wouldn't also be so frustrating sometimes. And vice versa. More than one Wikiproject has tumbleweeds blowing through it, but this is one that can't afford to let that happen. Even if you pop in to the talk page of the project, you can let us know you're still around.
It wouldn't be a proper gay community without a li'l bit o' drama! That's right. If we aren't arguing about something, then we should be asking if we're still queer. Maybe that's for the best, since we know we're still kicking. Our most recent topic is how far the role of our project should go in dipping our toes into HIV/AIDS articles. The main AIDS article was delisted as a Featured Article last month, sadly. (Sending a swift kick to WP:Medicine.) A spirited discussion is available for your entertainment on the WP:LGBT talk page about just how much of HIV and AIDS should we take on. As ever, we'll take your opinions under advisement. We're going to have to, because it doesn't seem to have been settled.
We have a pretty cool sidebar that identifies core LGBT articles. Its symbol is the iconic gay pride flag, much like other Wikiprojects have iconic symbols denoting the topic is a core subject in a series of articles. However, a question recently arose asking if the symbol itself is not neutral. Should a pride flag show up at the top of the article on Conversion therapy? How else would anyone know the article is about queer issues? Is there another symbol that is as widely recognized and that includes all our many splintered facets? At what point do we stop asking ourselves all these questions and just go have a mint julep on the verandah and stop caring?
For the love of all that is holy, no Kool Aid jokes. However, an editor involved in pioneering San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk's article has included a section about the late supervisor's support of Jim Jones and the People's Temple. While it may be accurate, there is a Request for Comment regarding how much emphasis the section places on Milk's support in light of his overall political influence on the city, and indeed the rest of the United States. Milk's article is a sad one in more ways than one. It lacks the detail and heart that honors its subject. Anyone want to do a barter with me? I'll bring Harvey Milk to featured status (give me a month or two so I can read stuff), if you do something of equal value to WP:LGBT?? Make me an offer...
The established branch of study known as Queer studies was brought up as an category for deletion because an editor was offended by the use of "queer" in the title. It was overwhelmingly rejected mostly by the usernames I see here on our Wikiproject page. (A clue that I know you are out there, hiding...biding your time...) So, I wish I could congratulate you, but now I'm all confused by my sympathy for the editor who was offended. So, if you're reading this, Moni has a short memory and can't remember your username. Don't be put off by our demonstrative pushiness. Join us. We can always use involved editors.
What can you do to help the project out? Be a wiki-fairy, on many levels. There are all kinds of articles that need help. Why, just this morning I removed those ugly wikify and cleanup tags from four articles at random. If you can put [[ ]] around stuff, you can clean up articles. There's a list of articles that need attention at the top of the WP:LGBT talk page. Or you can start with the Lambda Literary Awards, where the goddess of my altar received a pioneering award, and was "reduced to rubble" by Katherine V. Forrest's wonderful speech. The 20th ceremony of the Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrates LGBT literature, took place in West Hollywood on May 29th . The page needs to be updated with the new winners, to be found on the official website .
Why on earth would someone want to delete material about homosexuality? 'Tis truly a mystery. But these embattled articles have some random evil gnomes removing information that places these folks under our queer umbrella. Help us keep an eye out for the deletions. Take a peek at the articles, familiarize yourselves with the info, and be handy with the undo function in the article history. If tempers flare, take it to the Hall monitors and let them sort it out. Best solution is to make sure your sources are immaculate.
This is what I get for opening my big fat mouth and suggesting the newsletter should be revived. Here I am writing it. So, to pat self on back (*cough*) Mulholland Dr. became a featured article in May. This is A Good Thing since it is my personal declaration that there is no such thing as lesbian porn. I don't care what Benjiboi says about the video collection at goodvibes. Instead, we have hot women who connect on a deep, personal, soul-touching level, so this film should qualify as some of the skankiest porn available for lesbians. Plus, it's completely confusing and surreal! D'you think Laura Harring would care that the article is featured? I don't think so either... (Call me, Laura!)
Once I saw a harrowing episode of Animal Planet's Animal Cops where this guy had, like, 250 cats in his house and it freaked me right out. I'm drawing a parallel between 250 cats and, well...three, really, templates in articles involving LGBT issues. Can we stick to one, maybe? In the aforementioned Harvey Milk's article there's a core LGBT template, a link to the LGBT portal, and a sidebar for LGBT rights. Jiminy! You'd think we weren't the folk to set industrial grey carpeting and track lighting in vogue. An LGBT footer was designed to link to articles of interest that aren't the aforementioned core articles. What do you think, can we have either an LGBT template for core articles, a footer for LGBT articles that are high profile but not core, or an LGBT rights template? As ever, anything's up for discussion on the WP:LGBT talk page.
It's June, Pride month. Wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, get a designated driver, then go half-dressed in the streets find a girlfriend or boyfriend, or some homo who's standing there looking lonely and kiss 'em up real good. Remember, it all started 39 years ago when a bunch of drag queens just got fed the f*ck up by the cops raiding the bar and dragging them all out to the pokey again. Rock on, queens! Enjoy your celebrations. My town's is in October, and 200 people attend. I miss Denver.
It looks like we've picked up a lot of talent lately. We have no doubt you'll be making your indelible mark on LGBT knowledge as we know it, here at Wikipedia.
In the immortal words of Miss Julie, "May all your Wiki days be bright, and may your Love Boat never turn into a Poseidon."
We miss you, Miss Julie, as well as all the others who have graced our project and are on wiki-breaks or just got fed up with all the nuttiness and went to live their lives. Get your stupid houses built and hurry up and come back. --Moni3 (talk) 16:52, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
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Are you fucking nuts? Put Alan Cabal's article back. I hate Wikipedia. This idiotic deletionism of useful articles. I am going to go shoot one of the many fucking fictional characters wandering around this junkyard of meaninglessness if Alan Cabal is not restored. I do not have the means of doing this, but was frightened out of my gourd when I noticed that he had become a red link. If you are not totally to blame for this obscenity feel free to disregard some of my venom, direct it at others, but ultimately rectify my grievance. Also, I am not Alan Cabal, but believe he is fucking notable.-Manhattan Samurai (talk) 07:57, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Just trying to keep it real and bring a little color to some of the goings-on around here, which seem almost purposedly lifeless at times. Yet, fact remains, Alan Cabal should rise again.-Manhattan Samurai (talk) 18:00, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I will try to keep civility in mind next time.-Manhattan Samurai (talk) 20:46, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Wow, talk about gross incivility. Anyway, Mallanox, you mentioned that it had been contested at DRV. I can't find the link to the DRV discussion. Can you give it to me? Thanks. --Ave Caesar (talk) 23:30, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
AfD created...it'll be interesting to see if certain people go ape shit over it. I will admit, a very small part of the decision to do it came from the fact that the user had the gall to tell me, "There will be no further pursuit. If you are looking for something to do..." Oy. --Ave Caesar (talk) 02:05, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I apologize for this tirade from a week ago. What can you do? Occasionally the mind wants to vent but it was uncalled for. Additionally, I have started a deletion review on said article.-Manhattan Samurai (talk) 17:25, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
An editor has asked for a deletion review of Alan Cabal. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article, speedy-deleted it, or were otherwise interested in the article, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Manhattan Samurai (talk) 17:25, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
I already apologized. I simply overacted at seeing someone else seemingly being subjected to the same sneaky tactics that were used on me when I first joined wikipeida. I see now that that was not your intention with is why I apologized on the WP:ANI] page and struck through my comments on that other users page. I apologize again for my overreaction and I am sorry that I did not come to you at first int he first place. Smith Jones (talk) 17:55, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
As with many things in Wikipedia, figuring out just how to nominate an entry to be considered for deletion is taking far longer than I currently have the time for. This would be my first such article, as I have a pretty high tolerance for "notablity." Yet this one fairly screams for it: Party Unity My Ass. For one, that's not the name of the organization (see the reference section). Another, there are virtually no sources for any of the material concerning the make up of these related organizations. RoyBatty42 (talk) 22:58, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
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Review requested for deleted article Hamsaya
Please ref :12:54, 10 June 2007 Mallanox (Talk | contribs) deleted "Hamsaya" (Deleted as a result of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hamsaya)
This is to request you to please reverse this deletion .For the following reasons.
The article was deleted as incorrectly interpreted .
The article is of Historical notability, which can be established from reliable sources.
The new article can be rewritten with much improved content and citations from verifiable sources.
An unfortunate effect of a group less active than in the past is that our articles lose integrity. This one is at Good Article Review for that reason. The talk page is quite active as a result. You have the opportunity to help. This is the corest of our core articles, and it needs some attention because it gets a lot of controversial input from many sides. If you can spare any time to edit the article, please do what you can.
Soon after we were informed that Homosexuality is being scrutinized, we heard the same for one of our few Featured Articles. As a participant of the Featured Article process, I think this is actually a good thing. The standards for Featured Articles are getting higher with time. But as a member of this project, that means that a few of ours may be de-listed unless someone can swoop in and save them. This one has to do with the designation of homosexuality as a crime in Germany. Most of this article's sources are in German. If anyone has any particular skill in this area, please lend a hand!
I know you folks think I have much experience in a gay bathhouse, and I hate to disappoint you, but I actually do not. I seem like the sort of person who likes to stroll about in a towel. Shocking, no? It appears that Ashleyvh is single-handedly addressing all the problems with this article at its GA Review. While that's pretty impressive, it's also no doubt exhausting. Can anyone help out there?
In what I hope will counter the jolt of re-evaluating three Good or Featured Articles, José Sarria and Janet Jackson as gay icon passed as Good Articles, and Black Cat Bar (famous San Francisco oft-raided gay bar) is nominated, all by Otto4711. Rock on, man. You're a machine. Good luck with your nominations. What is it about women that make them gay icons? And are there lesbian icons that aren't lesbians? How about bisexual icons? Am I the only lesbian who reacts with soul-trembling fear at the sight of Angelina Jolie?
New WP:LGBT studies member Pinkkeith has done this cool thing. If you click on that link, you'll see all the articles, categories, templates, and miscellany up for deletion. They're usually there because they're not considered to be not notable. That can be a relative concept, and sometimes it has to be argued that topics pertaining to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues are notable.
It seems a recurring issue which articles to tag, and what to say about a topic that's tagged. Certainly, because an article falls under our scope doesn't necessarily make the person gay. Florida Governor Charlie Crist has been rumored to be gay in some newspaper accounts. Although we all know Fred Phelps is supergay, he won't admit it so instead he does the absolutely awfulest anti-gay things on the planet to deflect suspicion. NAMBLA, the red headed stepchild of the LGBT world, is tagged with an explanation we have yet to decide if we'll keep.
In the lurking I do around and about on Wiki, I've long been astounded at the forbearance Benjiboi has for the utterly insane. Perhaps not so much, since the message on Benji's talk page notes frequent absences due to homophobia and transphobia. But it takes some kind of ... something that I don't have to face the constant anti-gay POV Benji does.
Becksguy didn’t start actively editing until May 2007. His most frequent tasks on Wiki include reverting vandalism to LGBT articles and creating new project-related articles. He comes from New York state, and to prove not all of us are teenagers (ha! I am so totally 15!) he's in his 60s and retired.
Becksguy considers his biggest triumph on Wikipedia so far was a DYK in December 2007 for the first-ever newspaper report on what became AIDS, in the New York Native. He's also helped save several project-related articles from deletion. His lowest moment here was getting involved in the discussion on a particular terrorism related article, thinking he could help calm the roiled waters on an extremely contentious subject with multiple edit wars and passionate editors.
Here at WP:LGBT, he creates and improves articles that present notable LGBT related subjects in a fair and balanced way, and tries to include more of the significant alternative sexuality related subjects without being an activist, and works to better source project-related articles.
On Wikipedia as a whole, he says, "I think we need to learn better what processes work for a massive collaborative project. Some of what worked well for a more informal small project doesn’t scale up well. Process is not as important when the participants know each other. We need to get more of the current members to be more active. If more members were energized, the project would be able to accomplish more. We should be, in effect, the smaller and included Wikipedia for LGBT related subjects. Overall, I wish we could focus more on content creation and improvement, and less on vandal fighting."
"A Supreme Court decision in 1958 reversed a 1956 ruling by a federal district court that U.S. postal authorities were correct in prohibiting the mailing of the Mattachine Society's ONE magazine. The lower court had ruled that ONE was not protected by the First Amendment because the magazine's contents 'may be vulgar, offensive, and indecent even though not regarded as such by a particular group ... because their own social or moral standards are far below those of the general community ... Social standards are fixed by and for the great majority and not by and for a hardened or weakened minority.'" - Michael Bronski in Pulp Friction, 2003
Thanks for being weak and having lowered standards with me. --Moni3 (talk) 00:10, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
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Not trying to "cross" you. See that you killed it before. Just putting this in discussion so you know. I think an article is reasonable, given that he's not some fan or something, but has a lot of Analog publications. I will keep the article short (as reasonable compromise on Plante's notability.) BTW, I have no personal associtation with him. Not his buddy, mom, fan, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TCO (talk • contribs) 14:42, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
I suspect that the person uploading all those schools is a secretary or webmaster in the school district. I've advised him/her on WP:WPSCHOOLS's system, and even provided a starter redlink. Maybe the end result will be a nice Education in Taoyuan County article. (Looks like Terriersfan is on it already. Well, then maybe a nice Education in Bade City.) Phlegm Rooster (talk) 10:31, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
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Hello Mallanox I saw that our Industryplayer page was delted and wrote to MZMcBride about it as he/she was listed as the deleter. My post and reply were as follows : Hi - can you assist please - you are recorded as deleting the IndustryPlayer page on 6/6/2008 at 18:32 with a code csd r1. Apparently this means "Redirect to non-existent page#". Could you explain what the problem was - this page was a valid page for some time and we don't understand why you took it down. I am willing to rewrite or edit the page if need be to make it good again - I understand the copy still exists somewhere in your system Sunshinebr (talk) 11:57, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
IndustryPlayer was deleted by Mallanox (talk · contribs). It was deleted under the Proposed deletion guidelines. If you have further questions, Mallanox should be able to help you out. Cheers. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:35, 25 September 2008 (UTC) "
Can you help me please - what was the basis for deletion, what can I do about getting it back.
I'm the Games Editor for NAG Magazine in South Africa, and I noticed the page on the magazine was deleted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Age_Gaming), with the reason "no assertion of notability". I'm not sure if I understand, but I'd like to know what I must provide for it to be undeleted.
Wake up WP:LGBT! It's time to kick in gear and get some things done!
I say this to myself as much as I say it to all of us. I work a lot by myself or with individual editors who spend time at Featured Article Candidates. It seems on November 5 a fog was lifted off my brain that helped me realize that we have massive potential in this project to get things done. Take this allegory, for instance: On Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1980, my 10th-grade American history teacher started class by unfurling The New York Times. She pointed to its triple banner headline: “Reagan Easily Beats Carter; Republicans Gain in Congress; D’Amato and Dodd are Victors.” “Save this paper,” she told us. “This is the start of a whole new era.”Judith Warner from The New York Times
It definitely seems a start to a whole new era now. If planets align correctly to remind us that whatever advances we may have made in electing what appears to be an extraordinary president in the US, the moons that revolve around those planets also serve to illustrate it's not that simple. Florida, Arizona, and California all appear to have banned same sex marriage. As someone who was married in California and lives in Florida, this is particularly poignant. We seem to be at the juncture of two converging paths. If we maximize our efforts and take the right ones, we might just be able to affect some change for ourselves.
Though what we do is an interesting hobby for some, we have the power to make a difference. California's ballot initiative to ban gay marriage was a fierce fight. It's being challenged right now, but just look at how Wikipedia played a role in that: in October 2008, 360,238 people read its article. On November 5, an astounding 467,000 people read it. I commend the editors who work on that article—both those who support and oppose it. A look at the talk page shows a concerted effort to keep it civil and accurate.
What can we do?
How do you fight ignorance? With information. That's what Wikipedia is for. This project is overwhelming with 8,576 articles in its scope. We can continue to work piecemeal as we have in the past, or we can focus on goals. These are examples of areas we can concentrate on.
Current political events
LGBT Media and Literature
Sex and sexuality
Articles about political issues in the US and around the world that have been especially relevant within the past 5 years
Depictions of LGBT people and issues on television, film, newspapers, magazines
Topics about gay rights activism and the opposition to it
There are more than 8,000 articles to work on. Can we build a list of priorities? Can we build enough enthusiasm to work on these? What if we had editors who oversaw progress in these areas and reported to the talk page or in the newsletter? Surely someone here wants to report on the progress of sex articles.
These are the editors I've seen working (and I know I'm forgetting a few). There's more of you out there I haven't seen. Some of you are new. We need all of you. Please help.
Miami, January 18, 1977 after the gay rights ordinance was passed: While Bryant and the others were creating the beginnings of the repeal effort, (gay activists) Basker, Campbell, Kunst, and the other (gay rights) ordinance supporters congratulated themselves on their success and then quickly disbanded... There was no organized recognition or celebration of the victory. As one activist remembered, "We just went home." They had little idea of the battle that was before them. - Fred Fejes in Gay Rights and Moral Panic, 2008
Don't go home yet, please. --Moni3 (talk) 00:10, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
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Appears inappropriate: The family are responsible for a number of historic placemarks (ie just out of dark ages) around Broadstairs and also made a significant mark in their offspring in the British merchant and navy marine. Obvious that interested parties can go to other sources. Off to other sources myself. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:27, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
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How do you change the world? You can start by writing an incredible article for the world's encyclopedia. Moni3 kicks it old school again with Stonewall riots - a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn. [...] [T]hey have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. It's a featured article hitting the mainpage this Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the events. So first off, wow! Clever and cool. Moni3 has been recently named hottest delegate to Obama's bookclub but that may not be official yet. (Shhh!)
Otto4711 mentioned that gee we really should swamp the DYK section with LGBT-related articles for use on the 28th as well. We have eight or so in the holding area and if you push yourself to get an article together you might be able to get in on the fun. Do this now!
The official rules for DYKs can be found here. Once you have expanded an article 5-fold or created an article with at least 1,500 characters of prose, place your DYK thread here. Use this handy tool to count your 1,500 characters. As a suggestion, when you add your potential hook, include the character count and a link to the source(s) that confirm the hook. These will be confirmed anyway but may help.
On June 1, President Barack Obama declared June 2009 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, citing the riots as a reason to "commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans". Excerpts at the bottom.
F*ck me I'm famous
I was interviewed by Wikipedia Signpost, the weekly in-house newsletter, for the WikiProject report. The Signpost has nearly 1,000 Wikipedian subscribers and arguably many of those folks actually read it. It came about rather quickly and my worst fears - that it was an elaborate hoax by a troll - were apparently unfounded. I hope y'all feel I did fine by the project, I did my best to avoid the phrase "man-humping, cock-sucking, doggy-style loving queer" but otherwise did ok.
Free image appeal
A friendly reminder to consider taking photos while you're out and about at various Dyke marches and Pride parades. Consider donating them to the world at Wikicommons. I'm sooo totally over having to deal with lovely images being deleted and argued about. If they are just free they are then also freely usable worldwide. And no, they don't need photos of your cha-cha or hoo-hoo-dilly.
As part of the redecorating at our talkpage, the article alerts and keyword search alerts are handily located at the top of the page. Always fascinating to see what's up. All help appreciated on those.
The LGBT studies project does have its own free Internet Relay Chat channel, #wikipedia-en-lgbtconnect, for coordination, collaboration and socializing. This channel is hosted on Freenode and can be accessed in one of two ways: If you already have an IRC client, click the link to the left. If you do not have an IRC client, you'll need to get one installed on your computer first. Once you've done this, then click on the link to the left.
For more general information on IRC and a listing of other useful Wikipedia-related channels, see Wikipedia:IRC channels.
The project had at one point another channel at #LGBTprojectconnect but as the original people associated with the setting up and administration of that channel have seemed to have disappeared, this new channel has been set up. Plus the new channel is inline with required naming conventions for Wikipedia related IRC channels. So, feel free to use this channel. Such a channel gives opportunity to discuss the latest happening on articles, the LGBT project itself, latest happening in your life with "wiki-friends" here, etc.. You can say things on there you normally wouldn't here on Wikipedia (keeping it civil of course) like talk about the latest hot guy/girl or tell a joke.. you get the point. Anyway, see you there - eventually!
LGBT to-do list (held over from last edition)
Give out more barnstars, and let each other know that what they're doing is valued.
Create a guide to stave off burnout, because editors in this project get burned out faster than others. There are many hills to climb.
Bring back the monthly collaboration project.
Participate in LGBT Peer reviews.
Get familiar with the characteristics of Good Articles and get our top priority articles to WP:GA.
Use the Newsletter, Moni3! You can suggest what to send out in the newsletter, too!
Offer research materials, copy editing, ideas, and support to your fellow editors.
Keep the project talk page informed of problems and discussions we should know about.
There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. [I]n both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism. [...]
LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.
At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. [...]
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You were the closing admin on the last AfD, so I'm notifying you of another AfD. The person who submitted it didn't contact anyone.--Wikimegamaster 18:52, 10 April 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikimegamaster (talk • contribs)
Suspension of admin privileges due to inactivity
Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative privileges of users who have been inactive for one year, meaning administrators who have made neither any edits nor any logged actions in over one year. As a result of this discussion, your administrative privileges have been removed pending your return. If you wish to have these privileges reinstated, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e., as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised and that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions). This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. RL0919 (talk) 21:56, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
(sad!) come back one day :) – SJ + 02:18, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Flow Time and other process analysis concepts
I was going to write a few pages on fundamental process analysis concepts such as flow time, flow rate, cycle time, etc. I found that you deleted an article on flow time back in 2008 because you didn't consider it a significant process analysis concept. Can you explain that? IMHO, these concepts are fundamental and are the foundation of process analysis. eappleton (talk) 13:16, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Films based on the works of Jules Verne
Organization of group to revive WikiProject Biophysics, deleted in 2007
The Biophysical Society is currently organizing a group effort for a WikiProject to improve Wikipedia content and coverage in the large interdisciplinary area of biophysics, internationally. Since the previous page of that name was deleted because of a short temporary existence with only a bot edit, I presume those issues would not apply to this new effort. Please let me know if there are objections to this revival. Dcrjsr (talk) 16:50, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
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