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Keith Craft[edit]

Hey Mark, why did you edit Keith Craft from the Prosperity Theology page?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Well, no disrespect towards Mr. Craft, but he seems pretty obscure compared the other names listed in the lead section of the article. Mark Arsten (talk) 16:52, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Lord of the Isles[edit]

Hi Mark,

Thanks for letting me know about the changes to the Lord of the Isles pages. To be honest I didn't give the changes the time they needed. I'm some way through my PhD at the moment and was just startled that the old Kingship idea was still there when scholarship is not in favour. If I get the time I'll make some sourced changes with care.


PS I'm not even sure how to join the talk page at the correct spot! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:06, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

No worries, the problematic edit occurred long enough ago that no one would hold it against you now. In fact, the revert may have been an error on my part. Also, there is a "New section" tab at the top of talk pages, you can click that and it will set up a space for you to leave a message. Let me know if you have any questions, Mark Arsten (talk) 00:00, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Welcome back! ///EuroCarGT 05:39, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Did I miss anything interesting? Mark Arsten (talk) 05:42, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
... no.
The llama needs its hair combing, though. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 07:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
yes , --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, you missed nothing unusual. I'm sure most of it's interesting to someone. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
I could think of few things, actually. VisualEditor has improved a lot and is now a very useful editing tool. Also, User:ТимофейЛееСуда has become an admin and has a new username: TLSuda. Judging by what you did before the hiatus, you two are going to see a lot of each other... if you are planning on doing exactly what you did before. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 20:38, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Nice to see you back again! --Stefan2 (talk) 16:18, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Ditto - welcome back! Hchc2009 (talk) 17:40, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, it's great to talk to all of you again. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Glad to see you back, too. (BTW, I finished my master's program) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:31, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome. Glad to hear it! Mark Arsten (talk) 00:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks. Hope to see you at FAC soon ;) Too many articles that aren't nearly quirky enough. — Crisco 1492 (talk)
  • Yay Mark! Bout time you attended to that llama! Montanabw(talk) 03:40, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Welcome back as well. Best wishes, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 06:10, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Alleluia, you're back! You were very much missed. We admins had to work in teams of four to try to keep up with the backlog you were handling single-handedly. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 20:01, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I was working pretty hard before I left, probably a bit too hard in retrospect. Glad to see my old friends are still plugging away at SPI though! Mark Arsten (talk) 20:30, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Welcome back, Mark. Missed you while you were gone. <joke> WMF unilaterally issued all of us admins new mops. They work only with VisualEditor and MediaViewer, and there's no opt-out! </joke> Go Phightins! 20:32, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey, congrats on the promotion! I wish I could have voted, but it seems like the RFA narrowly succeeded with me :) Mark Arsten (talk) 20:35, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I was honestly flattered by the community's support; at the same time, though, adminship isn't what it's made out to be ... but I love buttons, and now have more to push, so it's not all bad :-) Go Phightins! 20:37, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Welcome back Mark! Hope all is well in your off-Wiki life. You have been missed! - Favre1fan93 (talk) 02:20, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
We're glad you came back to editing! We all missed you so much. :) IPadPerson (talk) 12:31, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Pleased to see that you're back, Mark Arsten. :) Acalamari 18:25, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Good to see all of you are still here too! Mark Arsten (talk) 22:10, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, welcome back. Flyer22 (talk) 22:12, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
And thank you for your encouragement, as well. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:24, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Hey, I didn't know you were back until just now. Welcome back, and like numerous others have said, your hard work has been missed. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 01:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Glad to see that you're still at it! Mark Arsten (talk) 01:46, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • It's good to see you around again.--Jetstreamer Talk 22:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mark, I was wondering why you deleted the Molly McQueen (singer) page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by John Giddings (talkcontribs) 16:24, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

James Grant[edit]

Hi Mark, wondering if you might be able to help out? You deleted the page for "James Grant (journalist)" and wondered what would need to be done/edits made to get the page reinstated in some form? Thanks! PaulBluebolt76 (talk) 19:50, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Paul, I've moved the deleted version of the page to Draft:James Grant (journalist) so you can work on it. The long and short of it is that it needs more citations to reliable sources in the body. See WP:CITE and WP:RS for explanations of what I mean by this. Let me know if you have any questions. Mark Arsten (talk) 20:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Great, thank you Mark, and thanks for getting back so quickly. I'll work on updating the draft and adding suitable citations. Cheers, Paul Bluebolt76 (talk) 15:56, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi Mark, just to update you, I've been working on the Draft:James Grant (journalist) page getting appropriate citations. Nearly done, will alert you when finished for your feedback/approval on the page. Thanks! Bluebolt76 (talk) 19:53, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Mark, so Draft:James Grant (journalist) is fully updated with appropriate citations! Have a look and let me know if ready to be reinstated? If so, maybe title should be changed to James Grant (publicist) since that is his main role now? Thanks! Bluebolt76 (talk) 18:40, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
The article could still be improved a bit, it looks like there are a lot of primary sources instead of secondary sources (i.e. articles by Grant, rather than articles about Grant). If you want, you can move it to James Grant (publicist) now, but there's a chance that someone will try to delete it again. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:18, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay, great Mark. I have moved it to James Grant (publicist) for now, and see how that goes. Thank you so much for your help with this, much appreciated. Bluebolt76 (talk) 16:16, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

IP address used for nothing but voting delete in AFDs with another user[edit]

You closed the sockpuppet investigation previously. [1] So I'd like to point out that this IP address has 99% of their edits in deletion discussions, and a comparison shows this other user is there [2] as well, both saying delete. Sometimes right after one another, other times spaced out a bit. Just look at the edit history of the IP address. [3] And the other guy seems to have no edits but in AFDs either. [4] Dream Focus 22:01, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, that does seem suspicious. Since there's a lot more evidence than there was 8 months ago you might want to re-open the SPI. Not sure I'll be able to look at it in detail very quickly. Mark Arsten (talk) 22:09, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
I think an administrator is needed to reopen it, and you are the one that closed it. I'm not really familiar on how these things work. Dream Focus 22:46, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
No, you can re-open it since there is new evidence that wasn't there was when I closed it before. On WP:SPI there's a box that says "How to open an investigation:" and you click the "[show]" tab next to it and there's a box you can just add the name of the case and it will re-open it. I haven't handled many SPI cases lately so I'm not inclined to take action without getting input from another clerk. Mark Arsten (talk) 01:47, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I'm just a bit skeptical on this one, User:Dream Focus. The IP only seems to show up on AfDs started by the other user that are related to boxing and other martial artists, and then only after they've been listed with a This debate has been included in the list of Martial arts-related deletion discussions., where they show up on that page's list where anyone interested in the topic will have watchlisted it. I don't see any cases over the past couple of months where the IP showed up before the AfD was listed, and also doesn't seem to show up on proposed AfDs in other categories, such as Hong Kong movies. The arguments are frequently similar, but sometimes aren't. Based on the current state of the list page, the IP would seem to haunt the place, and has commented on most of the AfDs, including many not nominated by the user. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
PS: Welcome back, Mark! Great to see you here. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
They disagreed with one another in one AFD, so probably different people. Or it could be a clever ruse to throw us off since they agree on delete every other time and knew someone was talking about them. I have no idea. I just read how one was involved in something before at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Papaursa/Archive, and if you read what Dennis Brown said at the end of that page, sounds suspicious. But no way to tell. I do it find it odd that someone can edit Wikipedia only in AFD and nothing else, especially without ever having to even register a name, just using an IP address. Dream Focus 03:54, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Bertie Gilbert Re-Creaton[edit]

Hi Mark On 5 March 2013 you deleted the page Bertie Gilbert I have been working hard to put together a new article for Bertie Gilbert and when I tried to create I saw the page is protected from creation. I really do think this guy is noteable now with the recent short films he has made. Have a look at my article here and see the following links as well. Youtube channel page

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this I hope you give this page a chance. (User:H.Brian Griffin talk | contribs 22:12, 19 August 2014 (UTC))

At a glance it looks like it needs citations to reliable sources before it can be restored. See WP:CITE and WP:RS for detailed explanations of what I mean by this. Are there newspapers or magazines that have written about him? Coverage on websites can sometimes be used, but only certain websites are deemed reliable on Wikipedia. Also see WP:NACTOR for a good rule of thumb. Let me know if you have any questions. Mark Arsten (talk) 01:50, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I have added some references now. Is this ok? and if it is, will you create the article or will you unprotected the article from creation so I can create it. Thanks for the help.(User:H.Brian Griffin talk | contribs 09:06, 20 August 2014 (UTC))
I made this anyway if you could merge the article Bertie Gilbert with the new one I created it would make more sense. Since there are no other articles on wikipedia called Bertie Gilbert. Thanks agian (User:H.Brian Griffin talk | contribs 12:38, 20 August 2014 (UTC))
Unfortunately, imdb is not a reliable source, so that doesn't count for notability purposes. I'm not sure about the other source either, but it's better than imdb at least. A single source is usually not enough to demonstrate notability. At this point it doesn't seem to me like he meets the notability guidelines so I've moved it back to User:H.Brian Griffin/Bertie Gilbert. Mark Arsten (talk) 19:37, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I added another Reference is this ok? (User:H.Brian Griffin talk | contribs 20:21, 20 August 2014 (UTC))
Blogspot blogs are generally not accepted as good sources either. It might be too soon for an article on Gilbert, sorry. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:24, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

You're back!!![edit]

Looks like I'm a little late to the party... Welcome back Mark!!! I can't tell you how elated I became when I saw your name/datestamp in the block log here. I am now among admin ranks, and I had for so long looked forward to working with you. Hope you decide to stay for good... your shoes are impossible to fill but for the past five months I sure have tried hard :) A beer awaits you below — MusikAnimal talk 19:50, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! It feels good to be back in action. Congrats on the RFA, I hope you like being an admin... it can be tiresome at times! Mark Arsten (talk) 00:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Welcome back Mark. Look forward to working with you! — MusikAnimal talk 19:51, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

While you were away...[edit]

... the llama got larger! (Picture by Jeremy Selwyn). --Demiurge1000 (talk) 20:16, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Lol, what a picture. Mark Arsten (talk) 03:15, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

User talk:Ryulong[edit]

User talk:Ryulong

Hi, you semi'd that page in 2013, 17:18, 30 December 2013 Mark Arsten (talk | contribs) changed protection level of User talk:Ryulong‎ ‎[edit=autoconfirmed] (indefinite)‎[move=sysop] (indefinite) (Trolling, let me know when you want this unprotected) (hist)

Can you ask him/her if it can be removed? Or at least if he can make a page for IPs to talk to him/her?

Thx, (talk) 01:30, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

At the time I protected his page, he was getting constantly targeted by sockpuppets, so fairly extreme measures were justified. I haven't been around much lately, so I'm not sure if protection still makes sense or not. @Ryulong:, any thoughts on the matter? Mark Arsten (talk) 01:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Who is this guy and why does he care?—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 06:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Not sure, but looking at his editing history he seems to have a lot of experience with Wikipedia. Mark Arsten (talk) 07:12, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
I was just passing, really. When visiting AIV on unrelated business, I noticed that Ryulong had been reported there (yet again) and wanted to let him/her know, but was unable to post on the talk; that's all. Not a big deal, and it seems s/he noticed soon after anyway. But in general, it's rather inconvenient if IPs are unable to contact editors at all. Maybe you could have a non-protected page where IPs could leave messages, if the vandalism isn't a huge problem. (talk) 17:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
You are correct, having a non-protected page for IPs to leave messages is generally considered the best practice. I think it's ultimately up to Ryulong though. At least, I'm not inclined to force him, not sure how other admins feel about such things these days. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:55, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

IP PA[edit]

As you have helped me in the past with some users/IP WP:PAs, just wanted you to see this. Thanks. (Possibly connected to this IP.) - Favre1fan93 (talk) 20:18, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I semi-protected the page since it was getting hit pretty heavily. Possibly just a throwaway IP used by any number of vandals, but let me know if there's more of the same on other pages. Mark Arsten (talk) 01:00, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


Hello Mark Arsten, Favre1fan93 sent me to you for the HISTMERGE situations, first take a look at discussion HERE. I need this draft Draft:The Jungle Book (2015 film) history to be merged into The Jungle Book (2015 film), and then Alice in Wonderland 2 history into Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. In "The Jungle Book (2015 film)", I mentioned about the draft article that it was in works and will be moved to mainspace. And "Alice in Wonderland 2" was created by my more than a year ago and have some editing history which should be merged into "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass", which was created three weeks ago. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 06:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm not sure that histmerges are needed here. We usually do them when the editing history (which serves as attribution) is on a different page than the content. If you are the only person who worked on the original articles, if you replace the new articles with what you had written there will still be adequate attribution. Does that make sense or am I missing something here? Mark Arsten (talk) 20:46, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
But I had mentioned in the The Jungle Book (2015 film) that a draft is being developed and also the article had more than 10 edits history which was just removed to make a way for another article. The right way was to merge the new article when already existed article had some edits history. And Favre1fan93 also looked into the situation and he is agreed on HISTMERGE of the Draft:The Jungle Book (2015 film), as it was first created and still waiting for the confirmed sources of filming begins. The new article doesn't even provide the confirmed source of filming, probably it should be deleted by discussion. TriiipleThreat should comment here. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 02:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey Mark. In my view, Captn's draft is the better article at the time, and per WP:NFF, the main space one should not exist yet. So I don't know how that should be handled. I thought a HISTMERGE, but maybe I'm wrong. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 02:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Oh, ok, I think I was confused. So for the Jungle Book you guys want to merge the mainspace article into draftspace article? It might just be better to get the mainspace article deleted and then move your draft to mainspace when the time comes that an article is justified. Mark Arsten (talk) 02:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
I think it should be deleted because it does have some unsourced material (the infobox). Or redirect to The Jungle Book#Adaptations. And an edit notice should be put on The Jungle Book (2015 film) notifying users about the draft Capt started. A sample edit notice that can be used can be copied from {{Editnotices/Page/Guardians of the Galaxy 2}}, which the info changed accordingly. I think that would work. Thanks Mark. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 02:53, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Ok, well, I merged the histories so they're all in one place. At this point you could just redirect it and leave the histories there for use when it's restored in due time. Mark Arsten (talk) 02:55, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
I've gone and done so for now, you can just pick a version from the history to revert to when you need it. Mark Arsten (talk) 02:57, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Also, I'm not sure anything needs to be done for Alice in Wonderland, but you could ask Anthony Appleyard, since he was working on it and he's the resident expert with histmerges and so on. Mark Arsten (talk) 03:07, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you guys, now I need your help for HISTMERGE of Alice in Wonderland. I had created the article, so the right way was to move the first one to the new title. It's again up to you guys. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 06:41, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, it looks like this one might be a case of parallel histories. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:05, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't think so, it'll also go with a normal merge like you did for The Jungle Book. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 02:27, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

What do you say then? --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 07:25, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Not sure, maybe ask Anthony Appleyard and see what he thinks. Mark Arsten (talk) 18:47, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Alright, thanks for looking into this for me. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:15, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Candice Pinto[edit]

Hi Mark, I set out to create an article on "Candice Pinto" and found that you deleted the page due to BLP concerns in January 2014. Could you please move the text to a draft page so i can work on addressing the issues? Thankyou. Trinidade (talk) 15:24, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

I might be able to help. The issue was that there were no sources cited in the article. Have you found any good sources about her? Mark Arsten (talk) 20:38, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, as of now i have about 6 online news articles about her modelling career. this, this, this and this for now. there'll be more if i play around with google a bit. Trinidade (talk) 20:49, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Ok, sounds good, I've moved it to Draft:Candice Pinto for you. Mark Arsten (talk) 20:54, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Cheers Trinidade (talk) 21:05, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi Mark, I've got a basic article together now, fit to move into article-space. What do you think? Trinidade (talk) 16:10, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Ok, it looks decent to me, so I've moved it back to where it originally was. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:02, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Trinidade (talk) 04:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for removing the reduce ones - sometimes the rescalled script fails to remove the template - as I was fixing those odd few - SWMBO called me to sort out the cats having a Mexican stand-off in the hall... :-( Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:01, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

No problem, I didn't realize you were working on them at the time actually. Mark Arsten (talk) 21:02, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


Can you revoke his ability to edit his own talk page? Check out the vitriol he's been spewing (and re-inserting when others take it out): [5][6]. Jrcla2 (talk) 01:00, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, didn't see this last night. Looks like he's calmed down now. Mark Arsten (talk) 01:46, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg I just noticed you've returned from your WikiBreak. Welcome back! --k6ka (talk | contribs) 01:47, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, glad to see you too. Mark Arsten (talk) 01:50, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Quick Question[edit]

What are some easy user rights groups to get? thanks Bobherry talk 14:55, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

As you can see here I have rollback. Bobherry (t · c · del · cross-wiki · SUL · wikichecker · count (xtools) · count (cyberpower678) · pages created · non-automated contribs · BLP edits · logs (block • rights) · arb · spi) (assign permissions)(r · rv · p · f · t)
It all depends on what kind of editing you do and what areas you'd like to edit more, but maybe Reviewer would be helpful? I think people who use Rollback correctly are often allowed to be reviewers. Mark Arsten (talk) 18:51, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
One can become a Junior Wrangler at the WP:Teahouse just by declaring that's what you are. I do so regularly...
(You are ineligible if you have ever been Senior Wrangler, though.) --Demiurge1000 (talk) 21:19, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Up to writing?[edit]

This seems to be right up your old alley. Fairly good shape, too, surprisingly. My reaction was... head asplode. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:38, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Huh, that is interesting, can't say I've heard much about it either. I'm always wary of editing LDS topics since there was so much conflict before, but I guess I've done some risky stuff before! Mark Arsten (talk) 14:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I think the early life of the founder was just promoted a short while ago, actually. It may have calmed down. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Justin Scoggins[edit]

I created a page for Justin Scoggins that you twice deleted recently because of what appears to be copyright issues. I dont believe the created page has copyright issues. Note that about nine months ago the page was also created and deleted because the fighter failed WP:NMMA. However, he has continued to fight and now meets WP:NMMA. Since you previously deleted I wanted you to be aware. RonSigPi (talk) 22:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for the note. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:34, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Thought you might want to take a look at this dude.[edit]

Been watching these gang-related pages lately, and from what I gathered and remember, they reek of being a handywork of Malusia22. Mind if we take a look at these so we can swiftly deal with such elaborately-crafted mumbo-jumbo? Blake Gripling (talk) 01:23, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I'll take a look at them. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:36, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Had a bit of trouble dealing with this as Mal, through his sockpuppet accounts, kept on writing up elaborate claims about a supposed National Crime Syndicate-esque outfit in the Philippines, when it doesn't actually exist according to my dad. The problem is while the sources Malusia use are a dead giveaway, I still need some input on someone who knows the ins and outs about the Philippine underworld. That, and if anyone's willing to help, I'll set up a long-term abuse page to aid others in identifying this kid. Blake Gripling (talk) 11:30, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I finally got around to closing it, sorry for the wait. Let me know if he tries this again. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:43, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks dude. Guess we really should post a notice on this guy and his modus operandi of putting up elaborate yet blatant hoaxes. Blake Gripling (talk) 00:34, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

AfD closure[edit]

If you would be so kind as to look at this AfD discussion and perform a closure. The article in question (0-8-4) has received some more information over the last day or so, conforming it to the notability guidelines. Thanks. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 05:31, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I've closed it. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:45, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

FC Rohožník[edit]

Hi Mark Arsten, can you undelete please article about Slovak football club FC Rohožník. FC Rohožník compets in 2014/2015 3. liga (divison - Bratislava - 3 tier in Slovak football system). [7] The club currently also plays in the Slovnaft Cup. FC Rohožník proceeded to 3rd round of the competition. [8]. On 3 September 2014, he will face with MFK Dubnica. Thanks in advance. IQual (talk) 12:12, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

You might want to ask at the football wikiproject for an admin to look into it. I'm not very familiar with the notability guidelines for football teams. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:49, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
@IQual: approached me with this. Obviously as a non-administrator I can't actually undelete this article, but I can confirm that they're right about the notability. WP:FOOTYN is the most widely respected guideline when it comes to non-biographical football topics, and as IQual has shown above, FC Rohoznik have competed in the Slovak Cup. If you prefer this go through an admin more familiar with football, I'm happy to oblige, but since you're already involved I figured I'd ask you first. Thanks. Sir Sputnik (talk) 22:00, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I trust your judgment. I've restored the page, but it still needs to be updated and linked to and so on. I can undelete their logo too, if it was deleted as well. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:38, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

plz revert a deletion due to horrible quality & disable this stupid bot[edit] and too kthx. --SNAAAAKE!! (talk) 16:58, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

and --SNAAAAKE!! (talk) 16:59, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I'd suggest bringing it up with the bot operator. I know there are guidelines for the sizes of non-free images, but I can't recall the exact numbers off the top of my head. Let me know what he says. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:43, 2 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi Mr.Mark. This is Sindhu Biju from Dubai. I came to know my page was deleted. I would like to know what are the parameters to be followed to get it activated. I am one of the popular RJs of Dubai and a guinness book of record holder. This year I was honoured by Kerala State Government for my works. Waiting to hear from you


Hi, you can see some of the guidelines at Wikipedia:Notability (people). Merely being popular or listed in the Guinness Book isn't necessarily enough, but it may help. Let me know what you think when you've read the guideline. Mark Arsten (talk) 05:30, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Disruptive IP[edit]

Hi Mark. I'm dealing with a disruptive IP making edits across Assassin's Creed pages. They consistently change the lead of multiple articles, going against established consensus. They have been warned multiple times and have failed to start a discussion or respond to the warnings. IP is here. Thanks. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 21:20, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Ok, looks like a block is probably warranted if he keeps it up. I'll keep an eye out in case he starts making the same edits. Mark Arsten (talk) 15:59, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Draft move[edit]

Hello Arsten! I've already requested the draft move at Bgwhite's talk page, but I think he has forgotten due to some remembering problems :). Will you please do these two drafts move to mainspace?

Awaiting... Thanks and ping me when it's done. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 15:53, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!: Ok, I moved them. Mark Arsten (talk) 16:04, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Arsten. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 16:14, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Ian Paisley[edit]

Do you have time to check this article? The subject recently died, so is PC still needed? --George Ho (talk) 07:22, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Well, BLP does apply to the recently deceased as well. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:01, 19 September 2014 (UTC)


As you previously acted on a Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Kauffner SPI, are you able to take a look at this latest one? Is actively editing in several short term discussions RMs/AfDs etc. and removing notifications of the SPI. Thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 10:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for not getting to that, looks like someone beat me to it. Mark Arsten (talk) 15:48, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Moves without leaving redirects[edit]

Hello Arsten! I've a proposal here, will you please move Template:Did you know nominations/1960 U-2 incident to Template:Did you know nominations/St. James Place without leaving redirect. And please delete Template:Did you know nominations/Untitled Cold War thriller, which I moved but the redirect was left. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 07:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

  • I recommend fixing the backlinks in the templates first. You'll break something if you forget. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:52, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, let me know when the backlinks are fixed and I'll move it. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:04, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I think Mandarax did some work on backlinks and Mandarax can confirmed if the backlinks are fixed or not. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 01:46, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
What I had done was patch it so that it's correct with the current nomination page name. If it were to be moved again, it would have to be patched again, and if it's moved without a redirect, the entry on the main nominations page would also have to be fixed to point to the new name. I think it's better to just leave it with its current name. As I demonstrated when I created Template:Did you know nominations/Throatwobbler Mangrove for April Fools' Day, the name of the nomination subpage doesn't matter. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 06:31, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I've seen these matters. Subpage nomination will work, thanks guys. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 09:29, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, let me know if anything else comes up. Mark Arsten (talk) 01:23, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Userspace move help[edit]

Hi Mark. May I please get some help moving my draft of an article in the userspace, moved into the mainspace? I would like User:Favre1fan93/sandbox/6 moved to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 2). However, the first two edits in my sandbox are from a previous draft, so if it is possible for those to not be moved to the article space that would be great. Once you have completed the move, if you could delete my userspace so I can start afresh again, that would be wonderful. Finally (on a separate topic), do you happen to know a user who understands bot functions well? I'd like to reach out to them if you know of anyone. Thanks as always. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 20:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I think I got all the revisions moved and deleted correctly, let me know if I messed something up. As far as active users who are good with bots, User:28bytes comes to mind. I'm not sure if he's operating a bot currently but I think he knows a lot about how bots work and policy etc. Mark Arsten (talk) 01:22, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Looks perfect! Thanks!! I have also reached out to 28bytes with my question. Hopefully they can help me. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 03:12, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

089baby again[edit]

As is so often the case when I post here, I've discovered a new sockpuppet of 089baby (talk · contribs). Could you look into Khmerhearts (talk · contribs)? They've recreated a couple of 089baby's old articles. Thanks in advance. Sir Sputnik (talk) 17:37, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, if it's only one or two articles maybe we should have a checkuser look at it. Unless I'm overlooking some clear evidence, which I may be. Mark Arsten (talk) 04:32, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Mistaken page deletion[edit]

Hi Mark

My name is Julian Simpson. It appears that you were the admin responsible for authorising the deletion of a page about me on here. The page was legitimate but I believe it was put up for deletion by one of a group of people on Twitter who were harassing a friend of mine and took umbrage at me defending him. At the time, they threatened to "destroy my online presence", which seemed a little far-fetched so I ignored it. However, a few people have remarked recently that both my website (which I stopped maintaining some time ago) and the wiki page about me had disappeared. It seems a silly thing to be concerned about, I suppose, but I'm a writer and director and I've worked hard over the last fifteen or so years and that wiki page linked to the work I had done and was a useful way for people to look me up online. I don't know if it still exists somewhere but is there a way of reinstating it?

Thanks for your help.

Juliansimpson1 (talk) 19:43, 24 September 2014 (UTC)Julian Simpson

It is technically possible to restore the page, yes. Before we do that we'd have to see evidence that you're "notable" though. We have a specific (and sometimes confusing) definition of "notable" on Wikipedia though, you can see the standard here: WP:CREATIVE. Let me know what you think. Mark Arsten (talk) 20:19, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Telman Aliyev[edit]

Hello! I'm from Azermayjan. Could u help me? I whant to know about deleted page Telman Aliyev. Whats problem with this page? I wark in Institute of Cybernetic of Azerbayjan Academy Of Scinsec and we must enter all of our professor in wikipedia. We have the same pages in az.wiki8pedia and ru.wikipedia. Plese help me with this problem. Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex0402 (talkcontribs) 08:24, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I might be able to help you with this. Being a professor, while certainly an accomplishment, isn't enough to justify having a Wikipedia article on someone. We have specific standards for articles about professors, WP:PROF, and only professors who meet that guideline can have articles. That being said, it's often difficult for us to judge the notability of academics from non-English speaking countries, so please let me know if we've misjudged this situation. Thanks! Mark Arsten (talk) 16:52, 29 September 2014 (UTC)


Mark, I was wondering whether you could look into this user, who has a large number of vandalism warnings. Typically, HBB inserts empty tables into articles well in advance of when they're needed, and if they're partially filled, they're frequently inaccurate and unsourced. A little while ago, HBB deleted a valid table from Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 19) with this edit] (it has since been restored by another user). I posted vandalism4 template on HBB's talk page, but it's one among many. Thanks for your assistance. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for the late response. How are his edits over the past week? They look Ok at a quick glance unless I missed something. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:34, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Funnily enough, he made three in a row in the hour since your reply to the same article, Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 19). They all have problems: the first was the premature expansion of a table to include a column for next Monday's show, and the next two were the two versions of a new section for next Monday's show (reverted between the edits) that contain an unsourced (and almost certainly incorrect) running order for Monday. (On this past Monday's show, the participants didn't know what order they'd be performing until they were informed, live; as there's been no information I've seen that they're doing things any different this week, it seems likely that the running order won't be known until the live show is broadcast on Monday.) BlueMoonset (talk) 02:31, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Follow-up: I just noticed this post by HarpBasedBand on the talk page of ‎Callmemirela, who had reverted earlier edits by HBB. It's an odd one; he promises to become an Administrator (because that would stop Callmemirela from reverting HBB's posts?), but that unsigned note is the extent of the communication. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:40, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Follow-up2: New edits at Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series) to the Troupe section. In this edit, he adds the claim that Kym Johnson was in the Troupe seasons 17–19 (she had been a professional with a celebrity partner through season 16). This is clearly impossible, since she has been a judge on the Australian version of the show since fall 2013, which would mean she would have had to be in Australian and California at the same time ... including right now, since season 19 of the U.S. show and season 14 of the U.S. show both started in September and are continuing through November. HBB earlier added a similar incorrect claim about Maksim Chmerkofskiy, another pro who'd never been in the troupe, which I reverted. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:04, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Draft merge[edit]

Will you please merge the history of Hail, Caesar! into the Draft:Hail, Caesar!, because anonymous users will not stop creating the article in mainspace before its filming start? So please merge the history into draft and keep the content added by "Sock". Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 02:53, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

GQ Thailand[edit]

Hi, Mark Arsten, I'm really pleased to see that you are back! I seem to remember that you once set up pending changes for me to help deal with a troublesome IP; I wondered, could I ask you to look at GQ Thailand to see if that might be a possible solution the continuing problems there? I'd be grateful. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:01, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Patrick Hoban[edit]

Hi Mark, Patrick Hoban's page was originally deleted as "However, Patrick Hoban has still not received significant coverage or played in a fully pro league". Well he has now played two full seasons in the Irish premier league and has just won the Irish league cup. He was also named in the team of the year last year. These were referenced when I recreated the page. Can this page be recreated please?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Irish Phantom (talkcontribs) 14:26, 13 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi, can you protect my talk page against vandalism again. There was a halt from last February and now it started up again. This time, maybe you can lengthen the protection for longer than just three days. - Zarbon (talk) 17:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review for X-Cart[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of X-Cart. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. --Gruznov (talk) 00:54, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

GitLab [Request for Undeletion][edit]

Hi Mark, back in Summer 2013 it might have been a bit harder to find some external sources for the notability of GitLab ( Here are some more from the last year; please consider them in a request for undeletion.

GitLab is also the only product/service listed in Comparison of open-source software hosting facilities which doesn't have it's own article and is also significantly more common than others on the list; I don't see why it shouldn't qualify too

extended post from Wikipedia:Requests_for_undeletion#GitLab Diskurs (talk) 10:26, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Achievement Hunter[edit]

Hi, I saw you on the Achievement Hunter Talk page and wanted to ask you about a article I am making, Draft:Achievement Hunter. I think this would be a suitable page for AH, especially since the main Rooster Teeth section about AH has been trimmed ALOT. Any thoughts on my article would be great! Please post them HERE EoRdE6 (talk) 18:42, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Clarification motion[edit]

A case (Sexology) in which you were involved has been modified by motion which changed the wording of the discretionary sanctions section to clarify that the scope applies to pages, not just articles. For the arbitration committee --S Philbrick(Talk) 20:29, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Drafts merge[edit]

Hello Mark! Apparently there are two drafts going on about a single topic, would you please merge the histories of Draft:Avengers: Infinity War - Part I to Draft:Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and keep the better content? I already requested you above which you didn't reply but that's okay now. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 06:22, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


Mark, could you tell why Leonid Afremov article was deleted? Thank you. I do not know how to find your reply. If you could copy it to, I would appreciate. Yury


Mark, could you tell why Leonid Afremov article was deleted? Thank you. I do not know how to find your reply. If you could copy it to, I would appreciate. Yury

SPI clerk move[edit]

Hi, Mark, I moved you from active to temporarily inactive on the SPI clerk page. Obviously, you're welcome to move yourself back to active if you start clerking again. Regards.--Bbb23 (talk) 01:55, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

the deletion of Paul Terry[edit]

the policy clearly states that if an actor has had "significant roles in multiple notable films, television shows". Paul has starred in the hit film James and the Giant Peach which is clearly a notable film. He also starred in Microsoap which was also a notable television show.

The Casualties[edit]

Hi Mark would you be able to put the lock on The Casualties wiki again? I believe it expires this week. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by BeAwareX1 (talkcontribs) 22:20, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

deleted page (Magisterium)[edit]

Hi Mark! Last year a page I created was (correctly) deleted for WP:TOOSOON: Magisterium Series. The book is out now, is a bestseller, and there are several good sources for information. I'd like to take a crack at improving the article and putting it back up, but I failed to save the content. Since you were the deleting admin, are you able to restore what I originally created so I don't have to start from scratch? (Or userify it while I improve it?) Thanks! Caseylf (talk) 19:57, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Mark hasn't been around much lately, unfortunately, but userfied to User:Caseylf/Magisterium Series. All the best. Go Phightins! 23:33, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Caseylf (talk) 01:46, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Craig P. Stone[edit]

Hi Mark,

I have been continually updating and corroborating all information on my Wiki and it is still showing "Speedy Deletion".

Would you be able to help me get my information up on the Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

All is valid information and there is no promotion of Craig P. Stone other than what was accomplished.

I know you are busy. Thank you for your help.

Craig Stone

ie. As I added some additional background it added "SCRIPT ERROR" under my name and my Alma Mater in "red"

(talk page stalker) Mark hasn't been around recently, and you're talking about an article that was deleted per a deletion discussion in December 2013. I can't follow what you're saying. You're editing from an IP address, not a registered account, and your other edits (other than this page) don't show you doing anything recently. In any event, I suggest first that you use your registered account. Second, if you want to create a new article that is significantly different from the one that was deleted, use WP:AFC to do so rather than try to put it into article space yourself. If the article is similar to what was deleted in 2013, it will be deleted again without discussion per WP:CSD#G4.--Bbb23 (talk) 02:58, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

The Jungle Book (2015 film)[edit]

Now the production has begun, would you please merge The Jungle Book (2015 film) into Draft:The Jungle Book (2015 film) and then move it all to the mainspace article? It was first time merged by you if you remember. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 03:41, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!!![edit]

And remember to keep the CHRIST in CHRISTmas! E-e-bayer_lover (talk) 22:43, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Season's Greetings![edit]

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Happy editing,
 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:49, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year, Quentin. All the best. (talk) 22:33, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours


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Xherdan Shaqiri[edit]

Hi Mark, just an FYI that I put a 2 day semi on the article as there is quite a bit there at the moment and a bit too much for the PC you put on it to handle just at the moment. Hope you don't mind. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 03:20, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

reinstating Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors' page[edit]

Hi Mark, my name is Heather Shadur, and I am on the board of the Alliance of Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps people across the globe cope with and heal from suicide loss. You recently deleted our page, which one of our volunteers had created. We are primarily a volunteer-led organization, founded by a clinical mental health counselor named Ronnie Walker, LCPS, who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995.[1]

We are listed as a resource for survivors by major respected organizations, such as the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the "nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention," [2], American Association of Suicidology [3], American Foundation of Suicide Prevention [4], and many others. Just last month we were listed as one of the "Top 10 Suicide Prevention Websites," by GoodTherapy (I cannot cite the link because Wiki has a protection filter for their site... not sure why.)

Our free services include: an informational website [5], which provides resources for new survivors, a blog, and a bookstore; a clinically moderated forum [6], which hosts the largest online community of suicide-loss survivors in the world, with more than 6,800 members and 140,000 posts; and a Facebook page, with an editorial calendar of 60 supportive posts a month [7]. We have upwards of 10 newly bereaved survivors joining our forum every day, seeking help, and we receive daily emails from people who say we are their lifeline. Google AdWords has provided us with an in-kind grant of $120K, to help people who need our services find us more easily.

Would you kindly contact me at, to let me know what we need to do to have the page reinstated, and what further info you need? My very best, Heather (talk) 10:23, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Shawn Welling[edit]

Hi there! I'm working on a page on filmmaker Shawn Welling, and I'd like to know what I can do to get it published on Wikipedia proper. I notice that there have been prior attempts, but this is my first try.

Here's a link to my draft.

Please let me know what I can do to improve it!


Luckynumber78 (talk) 20:02, 13 January 2015 (UTC)


3 years[edit]

Hiya Mark. Some 3 years+ ago there was an AfD for a page called Forrest Yoga. In fact, the page was noticed more than once it seems. Dead links for references and self-written/original research material predominated in the article space as a basis for verifiability. There is claim to exclusivity of practice(s), again purporting original research/creation. Considering, the article space is almost completely reliant on materials written/supposed by the article space referent to assume validity. Could you please revisit the page and discuss if a deletion review would be relevant? PS: the 7 references here aren't mine; look like they orphaned from #58 somehow Nikto wha? 03:40, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 22, 2015[edit]

A summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. Does the article need more work before hitting the Main Page? I had to squeeze the summary down to a little over 1200 characters; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? - Dank (push to talk) 20:34, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Requesting a copy of the deleted text[edit]

Hi Marks.

Congratulations for the excellent work u'v done.

Can u plz provide me a copy Edupristine, please? I need it because I am studying some of the deleted pages with promotional content. You can post it @ User:Ammabava/sandbox. Umpteen thanks in advance. --Ammabava (talk) 09:50, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Request for your opinion[edit]

Good morning Mark! I noticed you've edited a topic related to 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) 11:02, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

2013 DCFC Wikipedia page[edit]

Hi Mark,

I wanted to reach out to you about the deletion of Detroit City FC's '2013 Season' Wikipedia page. I work with the club, and helped to maintain and edit that page. Detroit City Football Club is a popular team that plays in the National Premier Soccer League, which is a recognized league within the US Soccer Federation that is commonly referred to as a fourth-tier league. So, while it's not a top league, it is most certainly legitimate, real and an important piece in the structure of U.S. soccer. The club sees 3,000 supporters per match at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI., and as the team grows and looks to advance to a higher league, it is essential that the page you deleted returns. Not only for supporters looking to learn more about our team, but also for the club's own records.

It would be helpful to better understand your reasoning for deleting this page, so we can work together to get it back. Thank you for your time.

Lindsey Pehrson

2601:4:1F00:D800:9123:467D:1D89:DA0A (talk) 17:41, 20 February 2015 (UTC)


Precious again, your article on Clarence 13X! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:37, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Restoring deleted files[edit]

I was wondering if you could restore a couple of files that you deleted. They are both non-free images that I uploaded with a fair use rationale, and they both got removed from their respective articles. For some reason, I wasn't notified that they were nominated for deletion. Anyway, the two images are Belgrave Heights Christian School logo.jpg and Concordia University Wisconsin logo.png. StAnselm (talk) 20:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Never mind; I just uploaded them again. StAnselm (talk) 05:02, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Deepak Bajracharya[edit]

Dear Mark Arsten

Deepak Bajracharya, a Nepali singer was born on May 2 in Lalitpur, Nepal. He started his musical career in the song Chodi Gayo Priya. Since , he had recorded more than 250 songs and did more than 300 programmes. He also did his first live concert in City Hall (1988) (2045). He too combine with other band for the concert in different countries including Nepal. With 1974AD ICON 2003 at .Ktm And Hong Kong, Rovin & Lujaw And Mongoliyan Heart at Dasrath Stadium. Ktm, with Ram K Dhakal and J Rajani Kant at Japan. He did his major solo concert in Deepak’s Night In Hong Kong (2002), World No Tobacco Day Mega Event live (2003) Presented By NHEICC & WHO at Dasrath Stadium. Ktm, Deepak Bajracharya Live In Patan at Patan Durbar Square, Deepak Bajracharya Live In Unplugged 2004 at Royal Nepal Academy.Ktm, Ma Ra Mero Guitar at Malla Hotel, Deepak Bajrachary Live In Biratnagar (2005). Among 250 songs his famous and hits songs included, Kali Kali Hissi Pareki, Ow Amira, Kati Baschau Maiti Gharma, Ritu, Jhumu Jhumu . He was also the brand ambassador of Bagpiper Whiskey, Kodak Film, Samsung Electronic and World Link Communication. He also awarded with different title award as Best Male Vocal Performance 1999 A.D., Best Music Video Award 2000 A.D, Album of the Year 2003 A.D.and so on.

for more info

So i would like you to re generate this page again so that i can post all info to this.

Thanks and Regards

Indeep Koirala — Preceding unsigned comment added by Koiralaindeep (talkcontribs) 11:00, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Question about banner page[edit]

Dear Sir,

I just would like to know why the pictures gallery of the Arnaud Courlet de Vregille page has be pulled out. Do you know if it's possible to put it back.

Thank you and sorry for my english.

--Drapé (talk) 15:23, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Image file restoration[edit]

  1. I uploaded a screenshot of Marceline from Adventure Time intro at File:Adventure Time - Marceline.png, but someone put a new version of the file with another image of the character, and the older version I put has gone. As the Fair Use Rationale (that I put) became useless (since that new image doesn't match the description), and I have no way to recover the original, I simply removed the rationale from that file. Now, the file is going to be deleted within a few days because it has no rationale. Can you recover the original image for me? (It's Marceline holding a red axe bass.)
  2. I once requested you to restore File:Fosters intertitle.jpg, and you did it. But then I was busy and I forgot to replace Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends article's infobox image with the file. Can you restore the file once again? I'll replace the image within the days given.

JSH-alive/talk/cont/mail 15:37, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Derren Brown Partner[edit]

Hi Mark,

Derren and Marc have split up

He is now living with Fergus Flannagan

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by GoodGodSend (talkcontribs) 21:51, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Unprotection request of Sam Pepper[edit]

Hi Mark Arsten. I just wanted to make a request that the redirect located at Sam Pepper be unprotected or deleted. I am aware that the current redirect is the result of an AfD closed in 2011, but the circumstances have changed and this person has garnered notability through his controversy. I have written a short article that can be expanded upon by the community once it is moved to the article namespace. My draft is located at User:Eventhorizon51/Sam Pepper in case you want to review it before it goes live. All I need is for you to unprotect or delete the redirect at the title right now (though deletion might be better since then I could just move the article from my sandbox). I'm contacting you for this request since you are the one who protected the page to begin with. Eventhorizon51 (talk) 17:57, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I handled this request. --MelanieN (talk) 00:28, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


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Hi Mark, I believe you moved back to draft. Been working on the page and took on board other comments and would like you to review it again please.


Lobas, Mark hasn't edited in 5 months. If you want feedback, I think you'd have more luck contacting another admin/editor. Good luck! Liz Read! Talk! 15:51, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Visitors and residents, revisited?[edit]

Hello, I am wondering if you would mind putting the text of the deleted article Visitors and Residents in my sandbox so I can take a look at what was there before deciding whether or not to go forward with more or better sources?

Thank you! Merrilee (talk) 18:26, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - be there shortly to drop the link off. — Ched :  ?  18:35, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for speaking to editors as to people, with attention, respect and humour, even on difficult topics and in disputes! - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Three years year ago, you were the 104th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, - enjoy giving dramah a rest ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Nice to see you back[edit]

Nice to see you back Mark! CassiantoTalk 14:00, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I couldn't resist the temptation to make a few edits. Not sure I'll be too active in the future. Good to see you're still putting up with this place though :) Mark Arsten (talk) 19:38, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
It's been hard to ignore the idiots sometimes, but I do enjoy writing about articles that interest me, so I've stuck at it. I'm supposed to be on holiday, but we've been confined to the hotel today so I've taken advantage of the free WiFi. Hope to see you around for a bit longer at least. CassiantoTalk 20:05, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
I completely agree with both of you, I hope all is well Mark! SwisterTwister talk 06:03, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
I'd like to echo others and say how nice it is to see your talk page pop up on my Watchlist. Don't be a stranger! Liz Read! Talk! 02:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Triple ditto, welcome back. Don't overdo it, but glad to see you around! Montanabw(talk) 18:48, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, it looks like you folks have been keeping pretty busy around here yourselves. Mark Arsten (talk) 15:17, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Ditto again! Hchc2009 (talk) 19:00, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

John Denver's porsche 356[edit]

Dear Mark

There was a photo of John Denver leaning on his Porsche 356 cabriolet from 1963. According to Wikipedia, you took it of the internet. Can you send me by any chance the picture? Thanks in advance.

A John Denver fan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:20, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

I deleted the file off of Wikipedia, but rest assured, the picture still exists on the Internet. I think this is the image, I'm not sure of its copyright status though. Mark Arsten (talk) 02:30, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Removal of essay connecting Prosperity Theology to Calvinism[edit]

New at this, so I will assume I did something wrong. Could you please explain why you removed my section of the Prosperity Theology Wikipage that connects Prosperity Theology to Calvinism? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:38, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, the issue with the text you added was that it seemed to be what we describe as "original research". When adding information to Wikipedia, it's not enough that the content be accurate or true, it has be supported by citations to reliable, secondary sources. In this case, we'd need to make sure that a published academic or writer has made the connection between prosperity theology and Calvinism and include a citation to their work. It is sometimes frustrating when you know something is the case, but have to find a published source stating it, but it helps us safeguard against people making things up. Let me know if you have any more questions. You can post on Talk:Prosperity theology as well to get input from more users. Mark Arsten (talk) 18:57, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

A little advice[edit]

Hey, Mark. Wanted to run this by a fellow admin. What do you think about deleting a revision like this one? Clearly, it's someone with an axe to grind saying some not very nice things – without attribution and in violation of WP:NPOV – about the college in question. If it were a person, there could be BLP concerns that come into play, but this is a college. Do we have some responsibility to hide the edit text here, and if so, under what criterion? Or should we just leave it alone as being fairly innocuous, since it will eventually just be some silly text buried down in the article's edit history that isn't likely to see the light of day again? Thanks in advance. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 16:47, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Hey, good to hear from you again. It's kind of tough to know sometimes when dealing with companies, since BLP doesn't really apply but vandalism can still do real-world harm. In this case, I probably wouldn't revdelete it though. What do you think? Mark Arsten (talk) 02:39, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) No, I wouldn't revdel either. Nothing serious, just a student venting their frustration. You see this a lot with companies, where some unhappy customer targets Wikipedia in an attempt to tarnish the company's reputation. Tis my opinion, anyway! PS -- Also miss having you around, Mark! MusikAnimal talk 04:43, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
This is why I shouldn't do talk page posts going into a busy weekend. I almost forgot to check back on this. At first, I was inclined to delete it, although I can see arguments both ways. For-profit colleges get a lot of mud thrown their way – some of it self-inflicted – but that doesn't give us the right to pile on. Still, as you and MusikAnimal point out, this is pretty clearly one disgruntled student's rant, and it is easily identifiable as such. Should we provide the forum for that rant, even if it is buried in the edit history? I guess that's the question. It also goes to the idea of the purpose of revdeletion. Is it solely to protect the Wikimedia Foundation from legal actions, or is it also to remove things that are in extremely poor taste, etc. because its the decent thing to do? That would be a bit more subjective, I know, but I tend a bit more toward that usage with BLPs. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 13:54, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

AfD Closure[edit]

Could you please review this? BenYes? 01:59, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

About those edits to Jadiala[edit]

Hey Mark,

Just saw this on my talk page: I never even about it and I didn't even know if it was possible to have just a talk page linked to an IP address but then I saw a "You have a new message" link so I clicked, which then led me to that page of course. So yeah, about that article, I just read it and I don't remember editing it in the slightest. In fact, I think might never have read it but I do share this internet connection with a bunch of other people so may be we'd all have the same IP address regardless of the device. Plus, I don't think I have a static IP address cuz I remember seeing a more expensive internet plan from my Internet service provider with the static IP address being advertised as desirable feature so I probably don't have a static IP address because I'm not paying for it and maybe those edits were made by someone who previously had that address.

You could help me by highlighting the edits that have been made because if I knew that then I could be a bit more certain but I don't think it was me because I don't make a lot of edits and the few that I have made have mostly been minor spelling corrections or obvious punctuation errors. It could have been one of the people that I share this internet connection with cuz they'd have the same IP address so I'll ask them to see if they know anything about this.

Later. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:55, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, it looks like this was the edit in question. It happened almost two years ago, so I wouldn't worry about it. Most likely the IP belonged to someone else entirely back then. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:17, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Well thanks for getting back to me here. I did have the IP address at that particular moment and hence I was notified about the message on what was at the moment my talk page but a few hours later I had checked it again it was and now it is

So this system does make pin pointing people with IP addresses very unreliable. It is still nice to see that you were able to send me the a link to what had been edited. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:33, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Moved your comment at ANI[edit]

Hi Mark, with this edit I moved your comment up from being below the general comments to be with the comments specific to the named party, so that I could separate the comments specific to the named party from the general comments. I hope you don't mind, feel free to undo or otherwise yell at me if I did something you didn't want! Zad68 19:17, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

No worries, good to run into you again. Mark Arsten (talk) 22:43, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Unprotection request of Donald Trump[edit]

Hi there - the Donald Trump article seems to be under level 2 WP:PCPP which according to Wikipedia:PC2012/RfC_1 should not be used for any reason. Additionally, the guidelines in WP:PCPP very plainly state that even level 1 protection "should not be used on articles with a very high edit rate, even if they meet the aforementioned criteria." I don't think it can be argued that this article does not have a very high edit rate. Could you please move the page to semi-protected instead? Thanks. 217IP (talk) 19:56, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Also to clarify, the article is tagged as having level 1 protection, but it appears to actually have level 2. I could be wrong in this, but in my attempt to add an edit (as an autoconfirmed user) was required to be queued for review - something that seems like should only happen with level 2 protection. 217IP (talk) 19:59, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't think it was on Level 2. At least on the protection option page PC1 was still selected, who knows what was up with the software though. I've changed it over to semi, since as you said the edit rate was very high. Let me know if anything else comes up. Mark Arsten (talk) 20:15, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Mark! 217IP (talk) 20:17, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

File talk:SansapleadsforNed.png[edit]


This TV episode screen shot, which I uploaded as part of your feedback on The Pointy End at GA review, has been tagged as F7 (invalid fair use) by User:J Milburn who has declined to remove the speedy deletion tag despite my disputing that his assertion has merit (that is, I think the fair use rationale is and always has been fine). I would appreciate it if you would review the situation and remove the speedy tag and forwarding the file to FFD if you think Mr. Milburn's critique of the FUR has merit. As the "creator" of the file, I am not permitted to remove the tag, even to send the image to FFD. Thanks, Jclemens (talk) 05:24, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Ok, I'll look into it. It's been a while since I did anything with fair use images so I'll have to think a bit first. Good to see you around though! Mark Arsten (talk) 13:00, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm really not back, though. Other priorities have taken over the time I previously dedicated to Wikipedia, and every time I pop my head back in, the rules and expectations seem even more Byzantine. I'm too intellectually honest to declare myself retired when I still futz around with things occasionally, as anyone looking at my contributions will see. Cheers, Jclemens (talk) 06:03, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Up for a revdel?[edit]

Someone keeps adding BLP violations to the article on Jessica Springsteen. I think we need to revdel these edits. [9], [10], and [11] (If you do the math, this allegation is probably impossible). Thanks. Montanabw(talk) 17:33, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Ok, sorry for the delay, I've done so. Mark Arsten (talk) 16:20, 31 July 2015 (UTC)


Hello Mark Arsten. When you have a moment would you please take a look at what went on here. I am not sure why an editor of two months would be changing the template. If it is meaningless stuff then no worries but I did want you to be aware of it. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 04:02, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot to look into this. Not sure what the deal is. Mark Arsten (talk) 16:53, 21 August 2015 (UTC)



I recreated a category you had speedy deleted for being empty (WP:C1). I was able to populate it pretty well but, if you have any concerns, just tag me on my talk page. RevelationDirect (talk) 10:08, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

No problem, looks good. Mark Arsten (talk) 12:47, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

How to insert a photo/file[edit]

Hi Mark, I have tried to insert files from my laptop but am definitely missing something- even after reading from the Help tips. Can you help? Many thanks and sorry to bother youMelroross (talk) 11:36, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

It has been a while since I did this. Are you using the file upload wizard? Mark Arsten (talk) 16:37, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Editing a Portal[edit]

Hi Mark, I just wanted to edit info in wiki portal "Military of India" which has some incorrect info. The portal is semi protected and can be edited by only auto confirmed users as updated by you. I have corrected the same in Wiki article/page by citing authentic sources & duly following protocol. I would appreciate if you help/direct me how to edit the portal or what has to be done to correct it. Thanks Hvvk89 (talk) 17:21, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

If you post the changes you want to make on the Portal's talk page I (or anyone else who sees it) can copy them over for you. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:43, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

3RR ?[edit]

Mark, can you or one of your stalkers look at this series of reverts by IHTS? I'm rather busy at the moment: [12]. Montanabw(talk) 05:29, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Sorry about how things turned out with that RFA, this place can be terrible sometimes. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:45, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Nuked, but I'm still standing. Now to get the trolls to simmer down, sigh.... Montanabw(talk) 23:36, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Budapest bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics[edit]

I would like the subject page Budapest bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics to be undeleted since the five candidates cities have now been announced. Since you deleted this page in the first place, can you do please do this or whom should I contact ? Hektor (talk) 11:28, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

@Hektor: Sorry for the delay, I've restored it. Might need a bit of cleanup now though. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:43, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Deletion "Hikmet Geckil"[edit]

Dear Mark, I will be happy for the reconsideration of inclusion of my name, Hikmet Geckil, in Wikipedia. Best wishes, Hikmet Hgeckil (talk) 11:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Hikmet, it may be possible to restore the page if you can offer evidence that the nominator's rationale is no longer valid. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hikmet Geckil for details. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about our notability policy. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:40, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

This Friday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

You are invited to join the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA on October 16! (drop-in any time, 6-9pm)--Pharos (talk) 18:29, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Suspected sock[edit]

You worked on some sock puppet investigations for User:2sc945. I am quite confident that IP is this user evading the block. If you look at article Jerome Randle, his editing choices are exactly the same as the sock master and sock Energy110. Rikster2 (talk) 02:11, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Looks like someone beat me to it! Mark Arsten (talk) 04:18, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of Mitzura Arghezi[edit]

I'm thinking of writing an article on Mitzura Arghezi and I saw you deleted this article in the past can I have a reason why and/or a cache so I don't recreate the reason it was deleted the first time. Zppix (talk) 14:44, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

It was deleted because it didn't have any sources cited in the article. The only text was "Mitzura Arghezi (born 10 December 1924 in Bucharest) is a Romanian actress, politician and daughter of poet Tudor Arghezi." You're free to recreate it if you can add some sources and hopefully some more details. Let me know if you have any issues. Mark Arsten (talk) 23:31, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

@Mark Arsten thanks man ill look into it a bit. If another editor sees this and wants to recreate this page let me know or I may. Zppix (talk) 17:45, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 14, 2015[edit]

Mark, a summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. It mostly follows the lead section; how does it look? - Dank (push to talk) 15:22, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Nice one Dank, and thank you Mark. There is a ref broken which will of course need fixing before the big day; I'd do it myself, but coding was really never my strong point. CassiantoTalk 17:45, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks guys, it had been a long time since I looked at the article, really brought back some memories. I'm not sure about that reference error myself, @Diannaa: do you know what's causing the issue? Mark Arsten (talk) 23:52, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes I do; I have been working on fixing these errors, so I got it. -- Diannaa (talk) 03:47, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Diannaa, you sure have an eye for details! Mark Arsten (talk) 00:15, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

Precious again, your Elias Abraham Rosenberg, who "went from a humble peddler to royal adviser in a very short time, using only his charming personality and ability to predict the future"

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:33, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda. So far, not much trouble with vandals at all. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:24, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


Feuerwerks-gif.gif Happy Diwali!!!

Sky full of fireworks,
Mouth full of sweets,
Home full of lamps,
And festival full of sweet memories...

Wishing You a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali.
§§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 04:54, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Send Diwali wishings by adding {{subst:Happy Diwali}} to people's talk pages with a friendly message.
Thanks, you too. Mark Arsten (talk) 17:23, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

A question about your procedure[edit]

I noticed you've revdeleted a post on Montanabw's talk in the last few minutes. I have zero doubt you had excellent reasons for doing so. Is there a specific reason why you've chosen not to leave some kind of warning or notice on the ip contributor's talk? When I revert the normal range of vandal contributions, I always leave a UW so that the next vandal fighter who comes along can see the track record. Is this some sort of "don't feed the trolls" situation? I'm just curious. If for reasons of propriety you'd rather not reply here, I'd welcome your email. Thanks BusterD (talk) 16:32, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

I was under the impression this was an LTA with a number of IPs so I didn't bother with the usual steps. Maybe I should have though? Open to advice as always. Mark Arsten (talk) 16:45, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
As an admin, you do more of this than I do, so I was just asking. One of the reasons I add user warnings automatically is that it puts the ip address on my radar via watchlist. Periodically I delete such ips from the watchlist, but I find that in the short term, watchlisting the talkpage is a handy practice, a form of mapping. (As it turns out, the only reason I witnessed the action was because M's talkpage is on my watchlist--as is yours.) Thanks for logical answer. BusterD (talk) 18:20, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Not a bad point there. I haven't been doing too much on Wikipedia, so I have to make sure I still remember how to do admin stuff right. Mark Arsten (talk) 03:09, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

UFC 193[edit]

This article has been suffering from numerous disputes. I don't see the heat cooling down soon. Can you extend protection? --George Ho (talk) 19:15, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi George. There is a lot of reverting going on with registered users, not sure how much trouble IPs will add to it though. Cotto vs. Canelo might keep them occupied tonight, at least. Mark Arsten (talk) 00:06, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Reference errors on 21 November[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:49, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

I heard you the first time :) Mark Arsten (talk) 18:25, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Nice to see you back[edit]

Welcome back Mark. Thank you also for the help with the socks. Take care. Dr. K. 16:06, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I guess all the hubbub about the Arbcom elections drew me back in :) Mark Arsten (talk) 16:19, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
In that case we should hold these elections more often. :) Dr. K. 17:49, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. Some baddies over there could use some blocking Thanks. Dat GuyWiki (talk) 13:45, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

William T. Anderson Research[edit]

I look forward to your comments about the family group of William T. Anderson. I understand that Wikipedia sources are limited to published research. Information from original research of primary sources is discouraged. The 1860 census of Breckenridge County, Kansas, shows an additional child, Charles, of William C. Anderson and Martha Jane Thomasson. The 1850 census of Randolph County, Missouri shows W. and Mahala Thomason living in the household of William Anderson. The 1840 census of Liberty Township, Marion County, Missouri, shows that William C. Anderson and William Thomason were heads of household. It seems reasonable to assume that the maternal grandparents of William T. Anderson were William Thomasson and Mahala Baker. Bill Anderson’s birth year of 1840 is widely accepted, and is found in published information and on memorials and monuments. Two contemporary records exist that indicate his birth year was before 1840. The 1850 census of Marion County, Missouri, shows that William Anderson was 11. The 1860 census of Breckenridge County, Kansas, shows that William T. Anderson was 21. 1850 and 1860 census instructions to enumerators: Under heading 4, entitled “Age,” insert in figures what was the specific age of each person at his or her last birthday previous to the 1st of June. (Commencement of the census was to begin June 1st.) William T. Anderson was born after June 1st, 1838, and before June 1st, 1839, IF the respondent provided the correct age of William T. Anderson to the enumerator, and IF the enumerator accurately recorded the information. Perhaps a more accurate source of the birth year of William T. Anderson exists. Published accounts of the life of William T. Anderson state that he married Bush Smith in Grayson County, Texas. That is confirmed by a Grayson County marriage liecense issued to Lieut. William T. Anderson and MIss Bush Smith on 2 March 1864. Published accounts of the life of William T. Anderson state that his brother, Jim, brought his surviving sisters, Mollie and Mattie, to Grayson County after the death of William T. Anderson. That is confirmed by Grayson County marriage licenses for A. V. Doak and Mollie E. Anderson; E. G. Douglass and Mattie G. Anderson; and James Anderson and Mary Erwin, and several census records. Published accounts of the life of William T. Anderson state that Jim Anderson married his brother's widow. That is possible. There is a Grayson County marriage record for J. M. Anderson and Malinda Anderson, but there is insufficient information to identify them as James Monroe Anderson and Bush Smith Anderson. There is very convincing evidence that Mary Erwin was not William T. Anderson's widow. Published accounts of the life of William T. Anderson state that he built a house for Bush Smith in Sherman. No tax or property records have been found to confirm that claim. Thanks, BBAhistorian (talk) 16:57, 28 November 2015 (UTC)BBAhistorian 27 November 2015

Hi again, thanks for all the details. I'm a little unclear though about which changes you would like to be made on this page. Could you suggest some specific edits? Thanks, Mark Arsten (talk) 04:58, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Mark, thanks for the response. Possible edits. His siblings were Jim, Ellis, Mary Ellen, Josephine and Janie. Suggested revision: His siblings were Ellis, James Monroe “Jim”, Mary Ellen “Mollie”, Susan Josephine, Martha Jane “Mattie”, and Charles. (Justification: 1860 census record and Breckenridge County probate record of William C. Anderson’s estate)

Anderson married Bush Smith, a woman from Sherman, Texas. Suggested revision: Anderson married Miss Bush Smith of Sherman, Texas, 3 October 1864. (Justification: Copy of marriage license issued to Lieut William T. Anderson and Miss Bush Smith)

“William T. Anderson was born in 1840” Suggested revision: William T. Anderson was born about 1839. (Justification: 1850 and 1860 census records do not support the 1840 birth year)

By 1860, William T. Anderson was a joint owner of a 320-acre (1.3 km2) property that was worth $500 and his family had a net worth of around $1,000. QUESTION: Adjacent entries on the 1860 agricultural census of Breckenridge County, Kansas, show Wm. C. Anderson as the owner of 160 acres, and Wm. T. Anderson as the owner of 160 acres. Each acreage was valued at $500. Does this constitute joint ownership? 2602:301:774E:F040:7D88:78C5:390:4F08 (talk) 16:45, 29 November 2015 (UTC)BBAhistorian 29 Nov 2015