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Season's Greetings[edit]

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To You and Yours!

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 04:13, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Make sure to click on both pictures to see them full size MichaelQSchmidt as they will give you a chuckle. May your 2016 be full of joy and special times and many wonderful films. MarnetteD|Talk 04:15, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Are you interested?[edit]

Hello Michael,

I've written a little article about a Tom Mix Western, The Terror (1920 film). Any improvements you can make would be appreciated, if you have time. Thanks. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:21, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

  • Face-smile.svg Thank you. I designed it myself. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 11:53, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Allow others to flood your page with seasonal greetings because Christmas is coming... Jim Carter 12:52, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

Greetings Michael for the best possible 2016... awesome pic ;) --Cavarrone 14:34, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Green tickY Thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:03, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

from Yoninah[edit]

Thanks, Michael, season's greetings to you, too! Yoninah (talk) 16:10, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

from Novickas[edit]

Thanks and best wishes, Michael. What C said. Even though Santa seems to be Tangled Up in Blue and some other colors, he looks cheerful :) Novickas (talk) 21:51, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Life is too short to be bored or be boring. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:03, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas!!
Hello, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

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   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 16:26, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the card![edit]

I haven't seen you around much, but I hope that's because you've been doing good stuff in Wikiplaces I don't hang out in. My best to you for the New Year, BMK (talk) 03:17, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Merry Xmas to you too!--Pizzole (talk) 17:33, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas Michael[edit]

Thank you so much. Have a safe and prosperous new year. Peace and prosperity to you and yours. Koplimek (talk) 01:54, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...[edit]

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Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Hafspajen (talk) 13:01, 23 December 2015 (UTC)


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Enjoy the holiday season, gutes Heimkommen and thanks for everything you do to maintain, improve, and expand Wikipedia.

Cheers, Polentarion Talk 13:25, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Anyone with that sort of bonded christmas greeting deserves this ;) Polentarion Talk 13:25, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings![edit]

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Hello MichaelQSchmidt, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2016.
Happy editing,
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Struck through[edit]

Weird, I don't know how I missed that. Sorry. Doug Weller talk 15:39, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas, because that is what I celebrate. If you don't like Christmas or just don't celebrate it in any of its forms, then please accept a generic "Happy Holidays". If you celebrate no holidays at this time of year, then hopefully you will be satisfied with an even more generic "Season's Greetings".  :)

BOZ (talk) 18:56, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas. May your new year be happy and prosperous. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:38, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. The Bushranger One ping only 07:39, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

@The Bushranger: Deleting the image it is fine. I was a bit saddened that after my work improving the article when at AFD #1, the nominator of AFD #2 failed to notify me as "an interested editor who had worked on the article". No matter... as notability is found through coverage and not through article content nor release nor budget, and to show it can be done through diligence, I am going to work on bringing THIS back as a better and less-susceptible-to-attack article back to mainspace. Thanks. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:27, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Here's hoping it can be improved beyond the impossible, with deletion kicked to the curb! - The Bushranger One ping only 00:27, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Yup. As the deleting admin, I will let you know. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:41, 1 January 2016 (UTC)


Hey Mike: Thanks for the GREAT card! I loved it and it made me laugh! You have a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAYS N NEW YEAR and I hope as well you had a Merry Christmas! God bless you! Antonio Feliz NAVIDAAAAAAAAD! Martin (dime) 09:05, December 27, 2015 (UTC)


Do you have a public email by any chance? (talk) 07:08, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Not my personal email, no... but if you look to the box at the upper left part of this screen, you'll see the "email this user" link. Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:03, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
Of course one has to be logged in to send email. --kelapstick(bainuu) 20:04, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
Yup. There is that, but some IP's use the IP AS their user account.. so... Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:07, 28 December 2015 (UTC)


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Happy New Year 2016!
Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unneccessary blisters.
Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:48, 30 December 2015 (UTC)    –

2016 year of the reader and peace[edit]

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Thank you for your support and wishes, returned with my review, and the peace bell by Yunshui! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:56, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Future of Food[edit]

Good work there. I concede.

I do think you could've been a bit less aggressive - we are all in his for Wikipedia, after all, and while my presumption that the title was too generic to get good results probably should have been checked, it came on the back of a couple similar documentaries that I had tried to find sources for and failed utterly.

I have to admit, "I have sources!" is one of the more annoying things one can get shown in a AFD - about a quarter the time - like here - you get decent sources that prove the point. In other cases... you get really terrible sources that you have to spend hours analysing to show they're just passing mentions.

Anyway, point being, you're correct, but tone down the snark, maybe. I've asked for the nomination to be withdrawn. There's been no delete votes, so should be possible. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:11, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

As for Peaceable Kingdom... That's trickier. I think you'll agree the references there are a lot weaker. If we could get two strong sources, I'd happily concede, but what we have now is a lot of weak sourcing that might or might not prove the point... I'm happy to withdraw a deletion nomination in the face of unambiguous evidence, but we're still in judgement call territory. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:53, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: Fine and thank you. But you really need to pay attention to WP:NRVE and use a more diligent WP:BEFORE. Point here being is that notability for even the crappiest unsourced one-sentence stub is totally dependent upon topic sources being available and not upon their use. The article on The Future of Food itself offered links to sources which should have been researched.[1][2][3][4] So when a nominator says "bare smattering of coverage", he sets a tone of failure and implies to other editors that he looked at them in his research and the available sources were crap. My own finding within minutes and sharing of in-depth articles a dozen reliable sources is not an empty "I have sources", but rather a more proper offering per policy and guideline of "dude, we have sources they were easy to find". Please be more careful in the Happy New Year. Schmidt, Michael Q. 17:23, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year,MichaelQSchmidt![edit]

your new years tempalte[edit]

Have a look at this diff, you forgot some close tags, Happy New Year! --kelapstick(bainuu) 20:43, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I was unclear, I had fixed the issue in that diff, you missed a </font color> and </div style> tag at the end. --kelapstick(bainuu) 20:48, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
It created some wack errors to posts below it at User talk:Cullen328, which I fixed. Happy New Year Schmidt! North America1000 20:58, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

2016 is almost here...[edit]

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Hello MichaelQSchmidt:

Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

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North America1000 20:59, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

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Happy New Year, MichaelQSchmidt![edit]

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Happy New Year, MichaelQSchmidt[edit]


I heard what happened to your fireworks last night.

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I wish you better luck this New Year. Face-smile.svg Caballero//Historiador 16:29, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Michael![edit]

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I'm a bit confused over the inclusion of films that are filmed in a language other than English, and not captioned. Also, shouldn't the sources also be cited in English? I've been seeing image captions of movie promotions in other languages, and also some RS in other languages. Can you point me to the PAGs that cover how it should be handled? Thank you in advance. Atsme📞📧 15:38, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

@Atsme: Sure, while English language sources are preferred, for films produced outside the west they are not always available. And, as notability is dependent on coverage, non-English coverage is perfectly fine if English language sources are unavailable. Read WP:NONENG, and WP:NCF. Schmidt, Michael Q. 15:46, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Happy new year you rascal! God bless you! Antonio 2016 is my year Martin (por aca) 16:59, January 2, 2016 (UTC)

Hey Michael[edit]

Occasional vistitor these days ... I see people are still having trouble comprehending how huge of a deal Indian film is!  pablo 20:08, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Yup... systemic bias is palpable. Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:08, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Some more of those Pilipino films that guy made[edit]

Here: Desperadas, Tarot (film), Desperadas 2, Manay Po 2: Overload (note: This page was actually created by someone else a while back it looks like!) and Cheetae, Ganda Lalake!. Wgolf (talk) 01:15, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll look into them and bring them into line. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:17, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Welcome! Also, here are more for sometime (some of these I tagged back in April and May even!): Leon at Tigre, Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington, Asboobs: Asal Bobo, Bukas, Babaha ng Dugo, Sige Subukan Mo, Tigasin (film), and Third World Happy (you can also check here: Wgolf (talk) 01:21, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm only one person, but I have found that inserting a film name HERE works wonders for sourcing. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:23, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah I know, but I found all those lol. Wgolf (talk) 01:27, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Working on Desperadas at the moment. Schmidt, Michael Q. 01:34, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Done with that and some others. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 23:23, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Looks like Hintafan is continuing to add unreferenced films after being warned[edit]

Here: Scaregivers. Wgolf (talk) 19:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Well... he apparently is lazy, but laziness is not actionable. If notability is establishable, others can do the work to improve his notable offereings. Lots of work... sigh... but I've already addressed six of the ones you listed above. Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:51, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
@Wgolf: it did not take long, but Scaregivers aeticle is now far better and notability through available sourcing is obvious. Schmidt, Michael Q. 21:10, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Saving Mes Aynak[edit]

A view of Mes Aynak

Hello Mr. Schmidt: Long time no chat! With just a bit of additional work, Saving Mes Aynak has gone from AfC declined (diff) to main namespace (diff) with a DYK entry (here). Since you're a film fan, I figured that you may be interested in checking out and possibly helping to expand the article about this documentary film. Cheers, North America1000 03:33, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Well done. Green tickY. Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:28, 30 January 2016 (UTC)


You are involved in a lot of show business-related AfD discussions. What is your opinion of this? [5] And Adoil Descended (talk) 00:09, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

"Article coming"[edit]

Hello, Michael, I hope you are well. Regarding the entry to the Chapman University article list of notable people, which you labelled as "article coming" - it's always best to write the article first and then to make the links to it. I didn't revert, due to my regard for you, but I do suggest that you not pre-link in the future. Best, BMK (talk) 00:38, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

He's notable enough... just needs me to finish up the ongoing BLP at User:MichaelQSchmidt/workspace/Carles Torrens. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:45, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't doubt his notability, just the linking before writing. Thanks for self-reverting. BMK (talk) 01:42, 14 February 2016 (UTC)


Rabid was of course intended in humour, a synonym of energetic and enthusiastic exaggerated to extreme. I know my humour is not very clever. I am always very glad to see you around. The deletionists (people would would delete even if in doubt) are increasingly the ones who turn up. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 09:12, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

No issue. I respect what you said, how you said it, and agree. My response was intended for those deletionists who always show up, because fixing articles to serve the project is not wrong. Wow. If only the others would return instead of making a hit-and-run. The nominator is not accepting logical arguments and it is poor form to promise if the discussion closes against his opinion with a keep after eleven days, he'll take it to DRV. It is not a vote, but to be decided by policy and guideline over personal opinion. Essentially, twenty poor deletes do not outweigh one or two policy and guideline based arguments. Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:52, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
Hasteur is pretty good, in my opinion. However, as nominator, few nominators are open to persuasion to change their mind. In making the nomination you then, I think I see, get a commitment to dig in. I've made few nominations, but I note that I feel a fool if made to change my mind and withdraw the nomination. However, as a mere uninvolved !voter, there is no shame in changing mind on the basis of others input. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 11:28, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

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User:MichaelQSchmidt/workspace/Azad Right[edit]

Per your adoption request, this page has been moved to your subpage. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 03:11, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

work work work... thank you. Face-smile.svg. Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:20, 24 March 2016 (UTC)


Hi MichaelQSchmidt: A recent edit you performed at AfD has been reverted. You may want to check it out. North America1000 03:22, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

@Northamerica1000: which one? Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:29, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
This one. North America1000 04:30, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
@Northamerica1000: Ho, ho, ho.... Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:31, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
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AfD closure[edit]

Note that I put Uzham at Draft:Uzham, if you'd rather have it in your userspace, that would not, I'm sure, be contentious. Cheers, --joe deckertalk 15:39, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Help with a bunch of cinema-related proposed deletions[edit]

Hello Michael, could you take a look at these proposed deletions by SwisterTwister involving actors and directors? [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19]. I think some (maybe most?) of them are deproddable as they pass WP:NACTOR#1 or WP:CREATIVE standard, but I trust your evaluation. I already deprodded the more obvious cases of notability such as Simon Abkarian, Laura Chiatti and Peter Paul (actor). My best, Cavarrone 01:39, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

FLC for List of Padma Bhushan award recipients (1960–69)[edit]

Hi! I have nominated the subject list for FL. Could you find some time out and give your comments here? We have previously interacted only on film related articles and am not sure if this fits in your choice of topics. But even if it doesn't it would be good to have comments from the non-usual suspects Face-wink.svg §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 09:29, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Find-sources for Indian films[edit]

I seem to remember that there is a version of {{Find sources AFD}} specifically for Bollywood films and the like, but I can't find it. Can you point me to it? JohnCD (talk) 09:33, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

@JohnCD: It's a great tool, specially if you check spelling differences and related searches. The Google weakness is explained and expanded at WP:INDAFD, where I found offer THIS one for "Indian English Newspapers Searches" and THIS other developed for various Indian languages. Works pretty well. Schmidt, Michael Q. 10:09, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great work on A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun. Thanks! — foxj 00:58, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

@Foxj: I am always happy when my Google-Foo works. Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:09, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Draft goes live?[edit]

Hi MQS, I was curious about this edit, because I don't think I've ever seen a draft article linked to in main space. Was this on purpose? Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 03:53, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Update: I should have checked the link. I see that it's pointing to a live article and Yobot handled the removal of "Draft:". Cyphoidbomb (talk) 03:55, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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For doing an awesome job saving articles at AfD! (Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse)

ThePlatypusofDoom (Talk) 14:25, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

@ThePlatypusofDoom: Glad to have helped out. Face-smile.svg Schmidt, Michael Q. 15:03, 4 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi MQS: Just a note that you didn't sign your close at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Endre Lund Eriksen. Rather than adding the unsigned template, I figured I'd just let you know here. Cheers, North America1000 11:20, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 15:30, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

I moved a page as it seemed strange to have (2007 Bengali film) only to find out the other page was also a 2007 film![edit]

Here Dhoka (2007 film), as it turns out the page for Dhoka is ALSO from 2007! I was going to move it back, but it wont let me now. (I think a hat note is needed for both films), when I saw that the main page was for a film with the same name I didn't expect that they both be from the same year. (odd that it seems no other film has this name, but the 2 that do are from the same year? I have no clue what to say!) Wgolf (talk) 22:47, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

@Wgolf: I just did this. Actually same-year same-time title is not all that unusual for India... specially when filmmakers try to capitalize on title popularity of other projects. It seems that India with its many languages has (sadly and confusedly) many title duplications. Schmidt, Michael Q. 23:19, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorcha Faal[edit]

Hi MichaelQSchmidt Here is the information they wanted deleted from the Sorcha Faal article as dichotomies such as this are never allowed to survive. Maybe you can put it back in, but if you do, watch how fast it will disappear:

In 2016, Russian newspaper Trud claimed that Faal was affiliated with foreign intelligence services:

Experts noted that the Sorcha Faal's website is a "flush tank", through which one of the groups of American military and political elite merges information uncomfortable for their opponents. "Of course, for the project are special services, but who exactly‍—‌to understand yet difficult: British MI6, Mossad, CIA, DIA (Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense) and the American National Security Agency, for example," said professor of the Diplomatic Academy of Russia Igor Panarin. "Of course, it is an element of information warfare, but within the American elite".[1]

In 2016, Russian channel REN TV alleged, without offering proof, that Sorcha Faal was a portal for unnamed intelligence services.[2]

Concerns that Faal was in some way affiliated with the U.S. government were first raised in 2009 by the conservative political advocacy organization Americans for Limited Government when they posted on their website[3] a Freedom of Information Act reply from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that stated 10 Faal articles had been used by the DHS in compiling their controversial report titled Right-wing Extremism Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.[4]

In 2016, a Faal report alleging that two U.S. military helicopters were shot down by Turkey over Syria was widely reported by mainstream Russia media sources including Свободная пресса‍—‌Википедия[5] and Trud[6] with the Sputnik news agency (in their German language edition) reporting that the United States Department of Defense denied this happened with Pentagon spokeswoman Michelle Baldanza stating "This is an absolute lie"[7] and Trud still commenting on it a subsequent article about Turkey.[8]

Thanks. Picomtn (talk) 09:28, 13 May 2016 (UTC)


  1. ^ Politics, News (February 4, 2016). ""Барбаросса" Эрдогана: МО РФ обнаружило подготовку Турции к нападению на Сирию". Trud. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ материалы, Секретные (February 1, 2016). "СМИ: Турция сбила два американских военных вертолета в Сирии, 12 морпехов погибли". REN TV. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ Lockett, Vama (August 5, 2009). Re: DHS/OS/PRIV 09-502 (PDF) (Report). United States Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved February 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ Division, FBI (April 7, 2009). Rightwing Extremism Report (PDF) (Report). Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ Мардасов, Антон (January 22, 2016). "Турция в Сирии сбила морпехов США". Свободная пресса — Википедия. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ Politics, News (February 4, 2016). ""Барбаросса" Эрдогана: МО РФ обнаружило подготовку Турции к нападению на Сирию". Trud. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ Military, News (February 1, 2016). "Pentagon dementiert Berichte über Abschuss seiner Hubschrauber durch Türkei". Sputnik (news agency). Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ Фоменко, Виктория (February 17, 2016). "Обстреливать курдов сейчас и всегда: Эрдоган выдвинул ультиматум США". Trud. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 

A Day Out[edit]

As an exercise for the student, I have adopted your useful search technique for this 9-minute short film (see talk page), but found nothing. It existed, it was shown at 3 festivals in 2001, that was it. I have PRODded it, as I really don't think it needs discussion, but I know you can find pearls in unlikely places, so I am letting you know in case you want to dePROD. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 20:33, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

@JohnCD: I gve it a face-lift, but in its lacking notability, perhaps a mention in and redirect to the initiating Arts Council of Wales? Schmidt, Michael Q. 22:03, 15 May 2016 (UTC)


Can't believe Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Brandon Brooks (actor) was deleted. Can you or Lugnuts recreate? So familiar as that surfer dude from Malibu CA, perhaps he doesn't have the sourcing?♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:26, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Infobox film and plainlist[edit]

If you look at {{infobox film}}, it explicitly says to use {{plainlist}} to separate multiple items. I'm not sure where you're getting this thing that says MOS:FILM says we should use {{ubl}}. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 09:08, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

@NinjaRobotPirate: Old habits I suppose. When I first began expanding infoboxes, I found that {{plainlist}} looked and felt clunky and so I became accustomed to using {{ubl}} because it was easier to use and looked sleeker and... this may only be me... I read the template header explanation "All parameters are optional" as not stating that "only" {{plainlist}} should or must be "explicitly" used without exception. Be well. Schmidt, Michael Q. 12:04, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Draft:Komal Jha[edit]

Hi ! Hope you are doing good. In case you are interested and your time permits, could you please help me cleaning up the aforementioned article? Looking forward for a response. Thanks ! (talk) 10:34, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

How Funny[edit]

Unless you can find a fellow Administrator to undertake an early close to the AfD discussion, as it has been recently relisted, this may just have to wait until sufficient time has passed. Thanks btw for the work that you undertook to improve the article. Dan arndt (talk) 06:32, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome Dan, and I'm always happy to work on topics that can be improved. As AFD is not a simple count of heads and should be based upon an evaluation of arguments and the work to address issues, my hope is that a drive-by closer does not ignore improvements and then lazily close as no-consensus. We shall see. Thanks for your withdrawal at the How Funny AFD. Green tickY Schmidt, Michael Q. 17:30, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Facter[edit]

As an Administrator can you advise whether an AfD lodged by a sockpuppet of a blocked user is still a valid AfD or should the AfD be dismissed? BTW I hope you don't mid but I paraphrased some of your comments in my justification on this AfD. Dan arndt (talk) 10:14, 15 June 2016 (UTC)


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Add poster for The Superior Human?[edit]

Thanks for your contribution to wikipedia Can you help upload the poster of the film? I wanted but I don't have permission. You can find

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Request for your comment[edit]

Hi! I see that you commented at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/London_Buses_route_68. You may be interested in commenting at this new Article for Deletion nomination Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/London Buses route 53. Best wishes, jcc (tea and biscuits) 09:21, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Highfive (company)[edit]

Hi. I spent quite a lot of time expanding and improving this article. I spotted a poorer quality stub and worked on it. I have no idea why it was deleted. It was reliably sourced to over 20 credible sources, and I made sure it was written neutrally and encyclopedically. Look about on the web and you'll see it meets content guidelines. I've not been editing here long but if this is the how my work gets treated I'm not sure I want to continue here. Please look at is and restore to my user space or recreate it, thanks.CLHoyas97 (talk) 16:25, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

@CLHoyas97: It is not so much about the article or its sourcing (which on the face of it seem reasonable), but was deleted as suspected and undisclosed paid editing by a sockfarm. Better that you read this and then write to BethNaught... to explain your edits and ask that if it is determined that you are not part of a sockfarm that the deletion might be reconsidered. Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:08, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

(Page stalker). Mind if I take a look at it MQ, can you put it in the user space? Sometimes some decent content can get deleted when there is a mass deletion. Judging by this editor's recent article work I would be highly surprised if this was the same editor involved. We don't want to frighten away potential good editors either!♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:12, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Have a look at User:Dr. Blofeld/Highfive (company). I think it was improved enough to no longer be the one-edit work of a sockfarm, but when spoken of with the deleting Admin, she did not want to reverse herself and buck the ANI discussion and suggested a DRV. CLHoyas97, work with Dr. Blofeld and it may well come back. Schmidt, Michael Q. 08:14, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for that. At quick glance I see nothing glaringly promotional about it and seems to meet GNG and neutrality guidelines, it certainly has the coverage in reliable sources and seems to be notable in its field. How many articles got deleted? It would be good to see a list. I agree that nuking the work of the sockfarmer was justified to deter them, and fully understand why Beth would feel uncomfortable acting in this situation. The sock doesn't own the article subjects though. I would guess that some of the articles which got deleted were actually notable. A problem arises though when a company wants an article on wikipedia and under normal circumstances it would be meet notability requirements. Our job is to document all notable information, so if we ignore and are intolerant of subjects because that subject might want the article we're not doing our job properly, as much as we need to send them a message that it's totally not acceptable. The best solution would be to assess what is notable and what isn't and ensure that if the articles are restarted that they're completely devoid of promotion and the gushing material you often get from PR people. I don't share the view with some people on here that if a company wants an article we completely block it from existing. If the article subject meets GNG then the article should exist, regardless. We need to find some middle ground on here in acknowledging this sort of thing I think, as companies (and hotels) typically get a very hard time on wikipedia and do face a sort of discrimination, and not all are paid PR work, or have neutrality problems. Each article needs to be assessed independently and checked for notability and neutrality.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:05, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

@Ritchie333: Can you do me a favour and read User:Dr. Blofeld/Highfive (company). It appears to meet GNG and to be written neutrally to me, with significant coverage in reliable publications like Bloomberg, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times, but I want a further opinion on this.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:28, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) As the original proposer of the ANI that resulted in a community ban and WP:TNT of every article produced by the sock farm, I was careful to include one caveat in my proposal. Articles that had been significantly expanded or changed should warrant exclusion -- provided a neutral review of the article determined it met the criteria for inclusion and met our guidelines for WP:PROMO. Mkdwtalk 16:02, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

@Mkdw: Thanks for that, yes Beth said that this one was the exception. OK, I'll deal with this, it certainly seems to meet WP:PROMO. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:47, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Punjab edit-a-thon extends till 6 August[edit]

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Brandon Brooks[edit]

I completely forgot about him BTW, you put him in the user space somewhere. I thought he'd be easily notable but recall that there wasn't much material available on him.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:18, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Do you think there's enough to salvage it? He's a pretty well known actor, so surprising if it had to remain deleted!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:54, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Blake Fitzpatrick[edit]

Hi! I thought you would like to know that was deleted and is currently under deletion review after an arguably unreliable Afd. Filmfan655321 (talk) 12:00, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

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Punjab edit-a-thon result[edit]

Thanks a lot for participating in the Punjab edit-a-thon. Please see result and share your opinion here Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_India/Events/Punjab_Edit-a-thon#Result. --Tito Dutta (talk) 17:10, 18 August 2016 (UTC)


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Source question[edit]

I am not a Wikipedia source/editor, but the O Brother Where Art Thou pages seem to ignore my proof that the station in movie is WLZY (Not WEZY, as Wikipedia says. Please visit and use Roar Radio button to access history of Mark and Brian INTERWOVEN with O Brother history. Avon Edward Foote, former editor of Educational Broadcasting Review with Ph.D., Ohio State, 1970. date September 19, 2016. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:19, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

An editor has been going around commenting out sections saying it needs a source. An example is Robert Tinkler. Interesting they are commenting out films/TV in lists, but leaving them in the text (ie American Dad). IMDb is listed in external links section. Is this kosher? Is this policy so I have to learn something new? Bgwhite (talk) 06:07, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: Wow. Deconstructing a sourcable article is never helpful. I see that this early VERSION is far more complete than this later one and, by being more comprehensive, could lead to better source searches than would the current version. Also the early version includes many bluelinks to support WP:NACTOR, while the later has been made quite weak. Might be best to roll back to the early version, add the source and tags from the later and let it be improved over time and through diligent effort. Schmidt, Michael Q. 16:52, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Colons: one or two for indentation?[edit]

FYI, an old edit of yours has come up, here.Anythingyouwant (talk) 20:26, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

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Márta Lacza article at AfD[edit]

Hi MichaelQSchmidt,

It's some years since we've been in contact, but I remember working with you on some article rescue, and your skills in that regard. A few days ago I stumbled across the article stub Márta Lacza which is at AfD and came to the conclusion after doing some searching that the subject is notable and the article just needs to reflect this. I've put in several hours so far, but with two "Delete" comments so far on the AfD it seems I haven't managed to do enough yet. There are 141 hits on the Hungaricana archive and I've discovered that you get more hits from other search engines if you put the surname first and search on "Lacza Márta" (I think this is a Hungarian convention). Would you be interested in having a look at this? Fully understand if not – hope you're having a great holiday season, and best wishes for the New Year! Cheers — Hebrides (talk) 12:13, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

@Hebrides: Good job. Too many think the en.Wikipedia can "only" be about English topics, and that just ain't true. Schmidt, Michael Q. 19:02, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Michael. I also find that too many people think that if they can't find much in Google, it must indicate non-notability. This is so untrue. It just indicates that they need to look somewhere else. We mustn't let Google's algorithms dictate what we include in Wikipedia! Cheers — Hebrides (talk) 22:17, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

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Aika tappaa[edit]

Hi, notable? Perhaps Tappinen can find something?♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:03, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Yes notable per WP:NF so thanks. Finnish film topics are tough to source, but that difficulty does not automatically mean non-notable.. Schmidt, Michael Q.

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The Avengers film project listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Aika tappaa[edit]

Hi, this was wrongly deleted. Can ytou restore it?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:33, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Looks like someone (NOT Finnish) used a supervote to dismiss consensus. Looks like DRV might reverse that supervote. Work on it HERE until then. Schmidt, Michael Q. 06:39, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Aika Tappaa[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Aika Tappaa, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G4 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be a repost of material that was previously deleted following a deletion debate, such as at articles for deletion. Under the specified criteria, where a page has substantially identical content to that of a page deleted after debate, and any changes in the content do not address the reasons for which the material was previously deleted, it may be deleted at any time.

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My error was in not tagging it as a user sandbox. Thanks though for having it deleted so very very very quickly quickly. Even in my being an administrator and a coordinator of WP:Project Film, I occasionally slip up. Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:53, 21 February 2017 (UTC)