User talk:Mushroom/Archive 6

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Deleted images on many Warhammer 40,000 articles

Hi, I just noticed that you have removed the images from a list of articles such as White Scars. Could you tell me why the images were deleted as they had the correct tag and there was no warning, discussion or listing that I know of for them?

Cheers -Localzuk (talk) 13:28, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Ahh, now I see. They aren't the ones I was thinking of. They are unsourced ones. -Localzuk (talk) 13:32, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I deleted them because they had been tagged as {{nosource}} for more than 7 days. They had been tagged by User:Pak21, who also nominated them for speedy deletion. Mushroom (Talk) 13:33, 1 March 2006 (UTC)


Regarding the announcement for the one millionth article. This is truth, not vandalism. I believe it should be recognised as a true article and news item. It should be made earlier than the actuall 1,000,000 mark so that it can be edited and wikified to show important milestones. - Shaft121 22:51, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

What you are proposing is not allowed, see Wikipedia:Avoid self-references. Mushroom (Talk) 22:54, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Which is why it redirects to Wikipedia: One millionth article - Shaft121 22:56, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Redirects across namespaces are also forbidden. Why don't you become familiar with Wikipedia policies and rules before doing something like this? Mushroom (Talk) 22:58, 1 March 2006 (UTC)


wow you are quick. i was just making a joke page for my friend to see and then i was going to delete it. thanks for ruining my fun. --Gfborton 03:27, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, so please don't use it for jokes. By the way, you can't delete articles since you are not an administrator. Mushroom (Talk) 03:28, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Ellen Degenerate

Last night, you deleted an attack redirect, Ellen Degenerate. Can you confirm who wrote it? (Its become a minor bone of contention)? Thanks. Hynca-Hooley 08:32, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

The redirect was originally created on February 21 by User:Kalmia. The page was blanked by User:Crumbsucker, but User:JLaTondre reverted it and warned Crumbsucker that this was not the proper deletion procedure. Later Crumbsucker tagged it as AfD and then you finally tagged it as "speedy delete". Mushroom (Talk) 11:29, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Request for adminstrative intervention in the issue of User:Kalmia. This user has carried out low-key vandalism recently, such as in Barbra Streisand (edit 40981316) and Richard Simmons (edits 40980668 and 40981118), in addition to the creation of the attack redirect you deleted. When called on this behaviour by User:Crumbsucker, User:Kalmia behaved uncivily towards him/her here, and here. My warning (in the latter link) regarding Ellen Degenerate was dismissed disingenuously. (though it is unfortunate there is not a policy and associated warning template on attack redirects as opposed to attack pages) Hynca-Hooley 12:46, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
I have blocked him for 24 hours and warned him. If he keeps recreating those redirects or making personal attacks, I will block him for a longer time. Mushroom (Talk) 13:11, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Wow, quick action! Is there any chance you could support the attempt at CSD Talk to get speedy deletion of attack redirects made policy? This would remove the wiggle room around obviously offensive redirects such as Ellen Degenerate. Thanks. Hynca-Hooley 20:50, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Beer Picnic

It's already been deleted 6 times today. Why give it a second AfD? I've killed it again. And protected it. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 12:41, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

The user kept recreating it, so I thought that maybe an AfD could have shown him that there's community consensus for this deletion. But you're right, the protection is probably a better idea: if he wants to recreate it he will go to deletion review. I have protected Art Is For Fags too, a similar article by the same user. Mushroom (Talk) 12:49, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I forgot to see what else they were up to. Sorry if I seemed a bit terse but it's been a bit wierd in here tonight. Ah well at least they have stayed off my talk page. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 12:55, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
No problem, you did the right thing. Mushroom (Talk) 13:11, 2 March 2006 (UTC)


The images used in the article (which you just deleted) may also need deletion for the same reason (copyvio). Unfortunately, for me there is no way of telling what the images were. -- Koffieyahoo 14:05, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, I have deleted them. Mushroom (Talk) 14:08, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Hi I was wondering whether you could help me with getting the copyrighted material for the Trikonic article. I have asked and recieved permission from the original author. I was wondering what i need to write in the email that i send to the Wikimedia PR department. Also, unsure of what i need to post on the Talk:Trikonic page. i'd be grateful for your help.
Many Thanks
Trikonic 19:59, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
I have replied on your talk page. Mushroom (Talk) 22:42, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Hi Mushroom, I have sent the email to permissions @ as you said. Do I now just need to await a response? or is there something else that I need to do?
Many Thanks
Trikonic 15:20, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
I have replied on your talk page. Mushroom (Talk) 17:47, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi Mushroom, was wondering whether you have heard back from Springer regarding the images? Many Thanks Trikonic 12:07, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

You are the deleter!

Okay I made an article called Psychostick and you deleted it. I was just curious why. Couldn't you have just marked it as a stub. It's not my band anyway, I can't really see what's wrong. Crowbaaa 14:32, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes I am! :) I deleted it because Wikipedia has a notability policy, see WP:BAND, and the band is not notable enough. Mushroom (Talk) 14:52, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Ooooohhhh....cheesy. I'm sorry for that I'll check the notability policy, thanks. Crowbaaa 16:47, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Image : source info missing

Hello, concerning [[1]] I have added source info to the image, I just didn't take off the tag as I assumed I shouldn't be the one to take it off and that it required verification. If it is NOK, then delete it by all means, if the source I added (see discussion to the image as well) is OK, then can you please remove the tag as someone has already removed the image from the linked page. Sorry, I am unsure of the process, last time, when you came by the image, you apparently checked the image before changing things, I figured that was how things were done. I was not so lucky this time. Should I remove a tag such as that after I change something? Is there a verification process after a change is made? I have fixed the information I think quite quickly (under 14hours) and then to have it removed from a page without apparently looking at the history is frustrating, but I would like to know how to proceed next time. thanks for your assistance! -- Dwxyzq 19:26, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

I have removed the tag and re-added the image to the article. When you add source information to an image with no source, you should remove the tag. This way, your image won't be deleted by mistake, or removed from articles. I have also tagged the image as {{art}} since it's a drawing, so now it has proper source and copyright information. Tip: to link to an image, put a colon after the first two brackets, like this: [[:Image:Eames-design process.jpg]], which gives this result: Image:Eames-design process.jpg. Mushroom (Talk) 22:42, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your speedy help! I don't know what your feelings are, but I quickly found out it isn't very clear for me as a begininer or some of those that are trying to mop up. I have placed a proposalon the image tag copyright section with a suggestion to include in the templates exactly WHO should remove thes tags. Thanks again for your help! If you reply I would appreciate if you could pling my talk page so I know you have written. :) -- dwxyzq|T 16:26, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
I have replied on your talk page. Mushroom (Talk) 15:09, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Why delete poor Magmatron?

What's wrong with Magmatron that made you DELETE him? Please let me know. If there was a problem, I'm sure we can rework him a bit, but please just don't delete it all. Thanks! user:Mathewignash

I deleted it because it was a copyright violation. It was copied from this site. Of course you can recreate it if you don't use that text. Mushroom (Talk) 22:42, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Can you provide the text I wrote? My first paragraph? As for why the text is the same as that page, it's the biogrpahy from the back of the toy box. I thought it was appropriate to the page. I intended to go back the next day and add more original text, but the page was gone. user:Mathewignash
I have replied on your talk page. Mushroom (Talk) 12:00, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
I won't add it in again, but is it a delete-wrothy copyright violation to include a fan-made English translation of the words on the back of a japanese toy box? I have seen such things on Wikipedia before. User talk:Mathewignash 3-3-06
I have replied on your talk page. Mushroom (Talk) 15:55, 3 March 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for adding fixing up my FIDO(film)after some guy delelted it for no reason. user:Nimrod1234

You're welcome, glad to help. Tip: you can sign your name with four tildes: ~~~~. Mushroom (Talk) 22:42, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your support

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Thank you for supporting me in my request for adminship! It ended with a tally of 39/5/4, and I am now an admin. I'm glad to have earned the trust of the community, and I will make use of it responsibly. Of course, you can let me know of any comments or concerns you have.

With a million articles in front of me, I'd better get mopping.

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Thank you!

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Thank you!
Hi Mushroom/Archive 6, thank you for your support in my Rfa! It passed with a final tally of 86/0/0. If you need help or just want to talk let me know! Again, thank you! – Dakota ~ ° 22:47, 3 March 2006 (UTC)


Hey Mushroom, i have posted on Talk:Krönleins, please check if its what you wanted. Thank You! Syntesi

Hi Mushroom, i think i have deleted the request already. But i have send the response to that email adress! Thank you, Syntesi

I have replied on your talk page. Mushroom (Talk) 15:09, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Speed delete

Thanks for getting Inf3rn0. I'm still trying to learn the speed delete procedure, so could you tell me what you did? Did you just delete it? Do speed deletes need a second? I'm trying to look this info up, but thought a few kinds words from you would save some effort. --DanielCD 16:19, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll read that policy carefully. --DanielCD 16:25, 4 March 2006 (UTC)


Just wondering... you deprod'ed Peepy and Colin Roger; but, how do you know they are not hoaxes? Ciao. - Liberatore(T) 18:05, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

This is what happened: an anon tagged them as "attack pages", but they didn't seem attack pages, so I made a Google search, I didn't find anything and prodded them. But then I saw that Solzhi, the author, had created another non-hoax article, Alan Hake, so I thought that maybe they were real but not very well known. But I was wrong: they are hoaxes, and I have re-prodded them. Ciao e grazie! Mushroom (Talk) 18:37, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

3 revert limit

The User 'Geg' has passed the 3 revert limit... should he be blocked?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jsmith (talkcontribs) 18:10, March 4, 2006

Yes, maybe. But on what article did he violate the rule? Mushroom (Talk) 18:43, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your support of my RfA

Thank you for your support of my successful request for adminship. I am honoured that the nomination was supported unanimously and that the community expressed confidence that I would use the tools wisely. If you have any concerns please let me know on my talk page. Regards A Y Arktos 02:31, 5 March 2006 (UTC)


You speedy deleted Image:Mkangaskhanevolution.jpg as an unused copyrighted image. While it wasn’t actually included in an article( because of its dimensions), it was linked from 'M for illustrative purposes. There is now no image to serve its purpose... -- WikidSmaht (talk) 02:46, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

I deleted it in compliance with CSD I5:
Unused copyrighted images. Images that are not under a free license or in the public domain, which are not used in any article, and which have been tagged with a template which places them in Category:Orphaned unfree images (or a valid subcategory) for more than seven days. Reasonable exceptions may be made for images uploaded for an upcoming article. The templates {{or-cr}}, {{or-cr-nr}}, {{or-cr-re}}, {{or-fu}}, and {{or-fu-re}} place an image in this category.
Unfortunately I haven't kept a copy of the image, but I have found a lower resolution version of it on a Wikipedia mirror.
Mushroom (Talk) 14:40, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

RFA Thanks

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Thank you!
Thank you for your support in my recent RFA. It passed 53/1/2 and I am now an administrator. I appreciate that some of you made exceptions to your usual requirements re length of service and so on because we've interracted positively in the past, or because of my credentials, so I will endeavour to use my new mop cautiously. I'm always open to feedback and gently constructive criticism. If you're not an admin and need some assistance do of course please let me know. Thanks again --kingboyk 00:23, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

P.S. If you are interested in The Beatles, User:Lar has asked me to tag on a little note advertising the creation of a new Beatles WikiProject that we are currently setting up. Please sign up and help.

Assertions of notability

I am reasonably sure that merely asserting that someone is notable is insufficient to count as an assertion of notability. Would you really feel unable to speedy an article that said "John Q Public is a highly notable person."? You have to actually assert something that would make the person notable, that would cause them to pass "the professor test". Luigi Ferrer definitely doesn't. Please consider speedy deleting the article, or at least restoring the template for someone else to consider.

FTR I'm a bisexual activist and I've never heard of the guy. I've heard of Klein, Kaahumanu, Hutchins and others. — ciphergoth 17:19, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

CSD A7 is a controversial criterion. My interpretation of it is that only articles without any claim of notability can be speedied, because otherwise the admin would actually have to decide if the person is sufficiently notable (and WP:BIO is not a criterion for speedy deletion). Other admins may have a different opinion, so feel free to retag the article if you want. Mushroom (Talk) 17:32, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
OK, have done as you suggest. This is the second time in the last couple of days I've reverted someone's change at their invitation; hurrah for Wikipedia harmony! — ciphergoth 17:47, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Qui Nguyen

I see that you prodded Qui Nguyen. However, it had already been prodded before, so it's considered "controversial". I have moved it to AfD, where you might like to make your opinion known. NickelShoe 00:39, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, I have voted. Mushroom (Talk) 00:41, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


Perhaps you were correct that Audible audiobook and Soundsgood audio book were not suitable candidates for speedy deletion. I had my doubts.

However, it might have been more helpful if, instead of just removing the tags, you'd actually placed them in a more suitable category for deletion. (Assuming you don't actually consider these articles worthwhile, because I certainly don't).

Fourohfour 15:10, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

According to the criteria for speedy deletion, "spam" is not enough for speedy. Feel free to {{prod}} them or take them to AfD. Mushroom (Talk) 15:14, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Fair Use images in sigs

I cannot find a reference to this policy; care to point me to the page? RadioKirk talk to me 17:15, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Please read the fair use criteria:
Fair use images should only be used in the article namespace. Used outside article space, they are often enough not covered under the fair use doctrine. They should never be used on templates (including stub templates and navigation boxes) or on user pages. They should be linked, not inlined, from talk pages when they are the topic of discussion. This is because it is the policy of the Wikimedia Foundation to allow an unfree image only if no free alternative exists and only if it significantly improves the article it is included on. All other uses, even if legal under the fair use clauses of copyright law, should be avoided to keep the use of unfree images to a minimum. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis if there is a broad consensus that doing so is necessary to the goal of creating a free encyclopedia (like the templates used as part of the Main Page).
Furthermore, the image you are using has been tagged as {{Orphaned fairuse not replaced}} since it's not used in any article, so it will soon be deleted. Mushroom (Talk) 17:24, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Orphanage fixed for the moment, but that will apparently change as it's on my user page. Meantime, I will search for a free image or for free-use rationalization. RadioKirk talk to me 17:29, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Please do not alter my previous posts, there are hundreds of them. The image has been removed from my sig and will not show in future posts. RadioKirk talk to me 17:40, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Your previous posts are violating the fair use criteria, so all those images should be removed. They are copyright violations, so please explain why I shouldn't remove them. Mushroom (Talk) 17:42, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
I have just discussed this with a couple of admins. I withdraw my objection. Carry on. :) RadioKirk talk to me 18:19, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, and sorry if I have been rude. I should have discussed the situation with you before starting to remove the images. Mushroom (Talk) 18:24, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Quite alright, thanks—and I hope I, too, avoided anything rude (please accept my apologies otherwise). I believe you're on the right track by leaving a message on offending users' talk pages that the changes are about to occur. :) RadioKirk talk to me 18:27, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Fair use image in signature

Yes, it's fine. I realized that too, a while back. Thanks. --Buchanan-Hermit™..CONTRIBS..SPEAK! 18:20, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


I have about 1034 articles on mine and that's too many, how do you cope with 7000! You may as well just watch recent changes! Rich Farmbrough 00:06 9 March 2006 (UTC).

Yes, maybe I should remove 3 or 4 (thousands) of them :) Mushroom (Talk) 00:19, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


Dear Mushroom, why on Earth did you remove my db tag w/o explanation? I thought it was quite appropriate. I will reinstate it, until and unless you explain your action. Crzrussian 03:05, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

See the criteria for speedy deletion: there is no criterion for non-notable software, so I had tagged it as {{prod}} instead. Anyway, the article has been deleted by another admin, so this doesn't matter anymore. Mushroom (Talk) 03:10, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


Hasn't actually released music? Apparently no one bothered to follow the link, which leads to MUSIC, which has technically been released because it's free to the public. I don't need to sell my art to be successful like some "artists". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dabloodbath (talkcontribs) 05:06, March 9, 2006

Your band is not notable, see WP:BAND. When it becomes notable, feel free to create an article for it. Mushroom (Talk) 04:12, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Image on Salamanders (Warhammer 40,000)

Could you explain why you 'removed deleted image' from the title article? It has not been deleted, has source and copyright tags? -Localzuk (talk) 16:51, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

This is the image I removed: Image:Salamanders.jpg. This is the image you added: Image:Salamanders40k.gif. Mushroom (Talk) 17:24, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Jessica Seacrest

Why did you delete the article on Jessica Seacrest? She is the sister of Ryan Seacrest, who is quite famous, and she also won a nationally televised contest. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jacono (talkcontribs) 18:53, March 9, 2006

She does not pass WP:BIO, and there are just 137 Google hits for her. Being the sister of a notable person doesn't make her notable: we can't have an article about every relative of every notable person. Mushroom (Talk) 18:08, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Steady on!

Re Gentlemen Patricians of Downing College: in what way is being founded by Henry VIII not a claim to notability? It might be an absurd and fatuous claim, or it might be true, but a claim it surely is. I was about to AfD it... Just zis Guy you know? 18:48, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I hadn't seen that claim. I have restored it and {{prod}}ded it. Mushroom (Talk) 21:02, 9 March 2006 (UTC)