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Administrators' newsletter – August 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2017).


Administrator changes

added AnarchyteGeneralizationsAreBadCullen328 (first RfA to reach WP:300)
removed CpromptRockpocketRambo's RevengeAnimumTexasAndroidChuck SMITHMikeLynchCrazytalesAd Orientem

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A question. Why do you warn me, when I only intervened twice and very briefly? Google traslate --Jcfidy (talk) 18:51, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

(Refiriéndose a Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros/Publication list.) Sólo era un consejo. Si yo fuera a es:Wikipedia:Consultas de borrado y les pidiera el borrado de un artículo de la Wikipedia en español, pero dando mis razones solamente en inglés, algunos lectores no me entenderían. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 01:33, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of Katharine Gorka[edit]

Could you please explain why you deleted this article? It was marked as G4, but I contested that on the talk page for multiple reasons. First, the nominator, User:Randykitty, said it had the same sources as the original article. This was a false claim, because two of the six sources (at the time) were news reports from yesterday. Second, I pointed out (twice) that the previous page was deleted because of a COI on the part of its creator and a lack of coverage of the subject independent of her husband. Neither was true this time. Aside from Randykitty response that the sources were not new, none of my points were ever addressed. I strongly believe this was a bad CSD tag, and a bad delete. Argento Surfer (talk) 12:35, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

In general, if someone is going to re-create an article that was deleted via AFD (especially a recent one) as this was, the article has to unambiguously establish that the reason it was deleted no longer exists. I don't have access to the original text, but adding a couple of sources, probably isn't going to pass that test. I suspect that the subject of this article may be worthy of an article about her at some point but it looks like this is a case of WP:TOOSOON. Toddst1 (talk) 13:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Argento: The main factor in my decision to delete the article under WP:CSD#G4 was that Katharine Gorka was considered non-notable at the AfD (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Katharine Gorka) just last month and it seemed unlikely that the situation had changed significantly in the short time since then. However, you can take the article to Wikipedia:Deletion review if you prefer. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 13:22, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
I don't believe a review is needed - if it had gone through AfD again I'm not sure 100% I would have voted keep myself. That's why I only contested the CSD instead of removing it. I was just frustrated that everyone seemed to assume the situation hadn't changed and didn't acknowledge the points I raised.
Would you please restore the material to my sandbox so I can merge the relevant information to Sebastian Gorka? Argento Surfer (talk) 13:36, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Seconding restoration to sandbox and complete preservation to entire history--Wikipietime (talk) 13:55, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

If the history's important, it may be easier to restore the article and I'll merge/redirect it to Sebastian. Argento Surfer (talk) 14:11, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
It was deleted after an AfD, so restoring the complete history is akin to undoing the AfD. It would be more appropriate to copy just the sources that were used (such as they were, some were only rather irrelevant in-passing mentions), for possible inclusion in the article on her husband. --Randykitty (talk) 14:33, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
This history was not deleted after an AfD. But I don't care about that - I just don't want to dig through the sources again. I'd rather save time and prune from the work I did yesterday, whether it be through my sandbox or a restored article. Argento Surfer (talk) 14:45, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I've moved the article to User:Argento Surfer/Katharine Gorka so you can work on it. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 16:18, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Argento Surfer (talk) 16:41, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

I am not convinced that he, Sebastian Gorka, should not be mentioned on an article of Katharine Gorka. There may be some chauvinistic basis at play that he is the most worthy. After all, she apparently has the family connection and was a US citizen; whereas, he immigrated and I assume became a citizen via marriage. May very well have it reversed. ( for listening enjoyment! )--Wikipietime (talk) 19:46, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Is that a double negative -- that is, do you mean that Sebastian should or should not be mentioned in the article about Katharine? But in any event, Wikipedia would normally mention a person's spouse in an article about them, and especially if the spouse is notable enough to have an article about them as well. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 02:26, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2017).


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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:35, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

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