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DustFormsWords here. Just demonstrating that if people leave a message on your talk page you'll get a big notice on each page letting you know that's happened. Convenient, huh? - DustFormsWords (talk) 03:56, 17 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi, ManicSpider, welcome to the Article Rescue Squadron! We are a growing community of Wikipedia editors dedicated to identifying and rescuing articles that have been tagged for deletion. Every day hundreds of articles are deleted, many rightfully so. But many concern notable subjects and are poorly written, which can be fixed and should not be deleted. We try to help these articles quickly improve and address the concerns of why they are proposed for deletion. This covers a lot of ground and your help is appreciated!

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And once again — Welcome! Okip 02:41, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

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DYK for Nasrullah Khan[edit]

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Materialscientist (talk) 00:06, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

March 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the encyclopedia, but when you add or change content (particularly if you change facts and figures), as you have to the article Powergaming, please cite a reliable source for the content of your edit. This helps maintain our policy of verifiability. Take a look at Wikipedia:Citing sources for information about how to cite sources and the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. You have added a number of fake references to that article that do not support the text cited [1] [2] [3]. Don't do that again or you'll find yourself indef blocked. Pcap ping 06:21, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Don't worry about it ManicSpider. The guy above was deleting references on the basis that they were "probably fake" because "the title of the book didn't contain the words". Sadly not everyone on Wikipedia is as conscientious about reading their sources as you are. I've reinstated the sources and despite his words he doesn't have the authority (thankfully) to indefinitely block anyone. - DustFormsWords (talk) 06:54, 3 March 2010 (UTC)


My references were not faked, though I'll admit one of them could be replaced with a more pertinent example. I have asked in future that the editor accusing me of this familiarise him/herself with WP:Bite and WP:GOODFAITH before making accusations of this nature. I hope this signifies an end to this unpleasantness. ManicSpider (talk) 10:11, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

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Found this little messagebox, thought you might like it. - DustFormsWords (talk) 06:24, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks, yes! ManicSpider (talk) 00:56, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Marie-Rosalie Cadron-Jetté[edit]

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Congratulation on a splendid job of rewriting from scratch the naive copvio at the article on Abdul Majid Zabuli ! It's not easy to do such good work to the very short deadline that our deletion processes unfortunately require. DGG ( talk ) 05:58, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Nice work ...[edit]

on improving the Abdul Majid Zabuli article.--Epeefleche (talk) 07:13, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Indeed, you may want to consider it for DYK submission as it was substantially rewritten and the 'encyclopedic' content was substantially increased ;) unmi 15:47, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks ^_^ There's still some more stuff that I want to add into it though. I really appreciate your comments :-) ManicSpider (talk) 23:49, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Unomi makes a good point. Just so you know, there are time limits as to when you can bring an article to DYK. If you are interested in the process, let me know (here is fine) and I will point you to the rules. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 08:53, 8 January 2011 (UTC)


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I appreciate the work you're doing, but since neither of the articles you added discuss Grier in enough detail to satisfy WP:BIO, you'd have to make the case that "first XYZ vice-chancellor of the New York diocese" and "unspecified bishops' advisory council member" were notable in and of themselves. See List of African-American firsts as a comparison: the people on it are notable for being the first to do whatever it is they're the first to do, but they also apparently fulfill the criteria for WP:BIO because of things they have done or coverage they have received. Can you find any significant coverage on Grier (ie. an article that gives more than a few lines of detail)? That would be really helpful. Roscelese (talkcontribs) 00:58, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, "widely recognized contribution" and "enduring historical record" are kind of key phrases there. Check out the footnote to that line: "Generally, a person who is 'part of the enduring historical record' will have been written about, in depth, independently in multiple history books on that field, by historians." I think we can discount "historical record," and if she'd made a "widely recognized contribution" then presumably some sources would have discussed that contribution. As far as I can see, no one's done an article on her in her capacity of vice-chancellor of community relations, no one's done an article on her in her capacity of head of We're Really Against Abortion, no one's done an article in her in her capacity as author. No significant coverage, period.
I don't really know what you're getting at with "what she's notable for is being an activist - ie. having strong opinions and expressing them widely and there are plenty of sources on that." If there were plenty of sources on her and her opinions, they would be in the article, but there aren't. We know she's against abortion. Big deal, so are a lot of other people. We have an article on the "pro-life" movement because the "pro-life" movement's opinions are notable, that doesn't mean every individual person who considers herself "pro-life" is notable just for sharing a notable opinion. Roscelese (talkcontribs) 01:47, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Firstly, saying that if something existed it would be in the article is just wrong. There are plenty of unreferenced BLPs of notable people. But that's really beside the point, and honestly chances are your argument will be preferred - there's three deletes against one keep. I personally feel that she is notable - the two sources I've listed above are in addition to what's in the article and I'm absolutely certain there are more out there. I'm not saying she's notable for being against abortion, just as I wasn't saying Virginia Whitehill was notable for being pro-choice. It's that they are both notable as activists in the same field. I'm really not trying to get into a fight, I just hold a different opinion at present to what seems to be the common consensus. - ManicSpider (talk) 02:00, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
  • As a postscript, I think if the article was kept the part on the book should be deleted. That seems unverifiable. - ManicSpider (talk) 02:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm saying "they would be in the article" because I dislike unreferenced BLPs and would have added them if I had found them. You haven't found anything I didn't find before nominating the article, and dude, what we found spectacularly fails to establish notability. And I get that you're not trying to start a fight - I'm not, either. I just spend too much time at AfD to have a lot of patience for "They spoke her name! She's notable!" arguments. Roscelese (talkcontribs) 02:09, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Except that's really not what I'm saying. Anyways, I've made my arguments and that's all I can really do. - ManicSpider (talk) 02:17, 13 January 2011 (UTC)


Howdy, I had the page userfied at User:Haymaker/Dolores Bernadette Grier and will try to take a stab at rewriting it and reintroducing it. Please lend a hand if you have the time. - Haymaker (talk) 08:47, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Juliusz Kleiner - not a vandalism[edit]

My edition(s) to Juliusz Kleiner on 7 Jan 2011 were not a vandalism. For explanation see my talk:

MusJabłkowy (talk) 12:38, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Noted and responded on talk page. - ManicSpider (talk) 16:37, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Advice requested[edit]

After requesting advice and receiving it, I am also taking it and going to go edit something else for a while :-)

Hello! I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I participated in an AfD discussion regarding an article by Greggy2746 - followed by the 2nd nomination after the article was remade. I then also participated in this discussion, where I was perhaps a little cutting. I had a quick look at the user's previous contributions, and noticed that he had been inserting mentions of The Fronts of War into articles such as Stop motion here and Clint Mansell here and here.

My question is twofold - firstly, I'm concerned that my participation in the debates makes it inappropriate for me to undo these additions. Is that the case per the WP Guidelines? And secondly, is there a guideline on what level of inappropriate editing is required to make some form of complaint about an editor?

I don't want to be harassing, but the edits seem to me be inappropriate. Some guidance would be much appreciated! - ManicSpider (talk) 10:02, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

(I'm not an admin, so I will leave the 'adminhelp' template in place)
I think that the most important thing is to separate discussion about article content from discussion of specific editors.
You should, of course, continue to contribute to Wikipedia - and I'm sure you are already aware that, when others do not necessarily agree with your edits, it is necessary to discuss it with them and form a consensus.
In theory, it should be possible to discuss things without any problems of personalilty; in practice, of course, clashes occur. However, we still keep the content discussion entirely separate; we have tried-and-tested methods for solving any content dispute, as outlined in WP:DISCUSS - with '3rd opinion', informal and formal mediation.
Now, with regards to an editors conduct - there is no 'bright line', like everything else in Wikipedia it is up to the community to decide what action must be taken, and when.
If you believe that another editors conduct is of concern, then I suggest reporting it to Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts , initially.
Please remember the vital points - that a) the purpose in highlighting such a concern is to make Wikipedia better; to avoid harm to the project, and b) that the optimal outcome is, wherever possible, to reach agreement so that we can all contribute our disparate viewpoints.
Of course, some people will not accept that - and they can be blocked or banned from the project.
I hope that helps a little. Personally, I strongly recommend editing something completely different for a bit - step away, have a break. And a nice cup of tea. Best of luck,  Chzz  ►  10:49, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

John Jarman[edit]

Thanks. I didn't know the best/policy/guideline way to not bite a new user, esp. family; added help template, went IRC and no helper after 20 minutes; my subsequent saves showed new messages (and poor communication on my part, I guess); in the future I'll refresh the talk page while on IRC just in case. Making a user account on Sunday (my 42nd birthday) re: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (talk) 06:06, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Your idea on when to make your user account made me laugh ^_^ And I completely understand where you were coming from - I read through a lot of guidelines trying to work out the best way to do it without being mean about it! Cheers, - ManicSpider (talk) 02:07, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
And now in user space! Smile; it increases your face value. :D Dru of Id (talk) 06:40, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Josef Schultz[edit]

I have made some edits to the article. I wonder if you have have any luck at the library? walk victor falk talk 03:28, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Juliusz Kleiner[edit]

Thanks for your response. My edit summary "Pole; large contribution to national culture. By Hitler Nuremberg Law regarded a Jew..." was composed to tell, why I have removed info that he was a Jew. This really could have been considered a vandalism, as this is true that he was born in a Jewish family. He was baptized at age of 8 or 9 and did much for the Polish nation; he always considered himself a Pole. Because of antisemitism still widely present in Poland this would be bad for him and for his family to make people remember his ethnic origin.

I had only 200 characters in "edit summary" to explain the reasons of removing this true info. Perhaps I would do better if I made several consecutive edits: one removing the word "Jew" (with the explanation like the discussed one) and another one integrating two informations about Skwarczyńska and putting them in a better order. Excuse me these imperfections - I am rather new in Wikipedia.

Thanks in advance for your re-introducing my changes. Or, if you prefer, tell me to do it myself, but confirm the changes as soon as they appear to avoid canceling them by other privileged editors. As I think, the only things worth doing now are

1. removing

In 1940 and 1941, Juliusz Kleiner advocated for the release of a Polish woman who had been deported to a forced labour camp in Kazakhstan.[3]

(the woman was Skwarczyńska) with preserving the link 3 from the removed text (moving it 2 lines up).

2. Restoring a link to page about Skwarczyńska in Polish Wikipedia.

MusJabłkowy (talk) 16:17, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Lots of deletions[edit]

Since you were curious about my deletions, I've left a response on the ARS talk page.

Always willing to explain any of my individual deletions. DS (talk) 00:34, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I've responded, and your civility is appreciated, especially seeing as my own behaviour was a little gauche. :-) - ManicSpider (talk) 01:17, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

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Hi friend. Thanks for the help and info. Nice to meet you Rock on --Peace (talk) 11:28, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

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