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That copyvio one you deleted - I've protected it as it's been already created more than once under a similar title (and different account). However, I can't find what it was, and I know I protected it before. How does one find out what one's protected? Not in my watchlist. Peridon (talk) 18:45, 6 June 2012 (UTC) should do the trick. Best, nancy 21:14, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks - I thought I'd done it and I had. They seem very determined, though. I feel it'll be back under a new variation. Peridon (talk) 07:55, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
It was reborn as The Congresbury SkatePark Campaign. I've left a Message for the author...) Peridon (talk) 20:48, 7 June 2012 (UTC)


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User requested a note be left for you  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:17, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Ron. I've responded over there. Best, nancy 16:45, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Creation protected article Dave Days

Hi Nancy

I'm serving as an AfC reviewer, pretty new to it.
I posted a request for help with creation block OR advice here: and TexasAndroid suggested I should contact admins involved in the past process which resulted in creation protection on the title.
You are one of them, the more recent case (the title was nominated twice, in 2008 and 2009. Everything else is at my first ref. I'm also contacting MBisanz, who closed out the 2008 nomination.
The user who submitted the current AfC is Byrondays90. I did tell that I had raised the issue on ANI and that I would come back to him.
I see a new AfC has just been submitted by "" - I don't believe this - which is a very short paragraph, an infobox and NO references.

Help and guidance, please! David_FLXD (Talk) 04:29, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

A piece of advice

Happy Sunday Nancy ! Remember I told you I'd bring you a biiiiiiiig problem ? So, today I'm here for a piece of advice...:) ! As you can see I've been working on Gottschalk's pieces, moving things from one place to another, filling in refs and info... that is, dealing with things that the majority of us here have no time for, making them readable. Yes I thought about including the Opus numbers in my moves because for me at least they're part of the title too, like Schubert's or Chopin's, althought I've gotta admit it's not a norm here. I tend to say that an article becomes an article when other users come to take part and enhance them in one way or another, to add something more and push them ahead, but not the other way around. So when a user sounds arrogant enough and make my heart beat faster... (6 cardiac arrests last year. Dead 6 times ha ha !) this 50 yo. feminist heart burns. Really, I'm not here to create double redirects. It's the tone of his remarks all over that makes me see I'm standing before one of those users you know, too teen for me to deal with. The funniest of it all is that he moved only the things he dealt with, not my own's. I was working on Gottschalk's Op. 3 and Op. 11, but the sun is shining so bright out there that maybe I should kick Wiki's butt and take the plane to the Adriatic or somewhere in the Canary Islands. Maybe I come back in time for dinner tonight. The airport is only a 20 min-ride from here ! I wonder... will he move Bach's too ? Biiiiiiiig kiss for you Nancy. Sorry to bring you such personal things....:) ! Krenakarore TK 11:41, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

A piece of the action → Cheer up, the sun is shining..........:) ! Thanks. Krenakarore TK 15:01, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Hey sweetie, sorry for the delay, been busy earning a crust..... So what you doing getting in to spats with children? You should know life is too short for that. Seriously though, I guess the lesson here is that WP:BRD isn't a universal answer and often it should just be "D". But mainly you can just stop teasing me about the sun coming out - have you not heard about the "summer" we're having in the UK :D Yours always, nancy 06:57, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Hi dear, no delay at all ! No children either, life is definitely too short. I'm here because for reasons unknown to me, I was born with wings ! Seriously, 4 million articles for me to play with and I'm gonna get crossed because of something that will change tomorrow ? No way ! Smile Nancy, 30 days for France and counting........:) ! Krenakarore TK 20:30, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Seeking Canal du Midi travel info

Nancy - I would greatly appreciate us being able to discuss Canal du Midi traveling outside of WikiPedia. I have lots of questions and think you would be a great source. This news article has me greatly upset and need to know what you think about the situation.

If you could just email me [] I would greatly appreciate it. GloverEpp (talk) 01:48, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Mailed you this morning. nancy 07:24, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Page Triage newsletter

Hey all. Some quick but important updates on what we've been up to and what's coming up next :).

The curation toolbar, our Wikimedia-supported twinkle replacement. We're going to be deploying it, along with a pile of bugfixes, to wikipedia on 9 August. After a few days to check it doesn't make anything explode or die, we'll be sticking up a big notice and sending out an additional newsletter inviting people to test it out and give us feedback :). This will be followed by two office hours sessions - one on Tuesday the 14th of August at 19:00 UTC for all us Europeans, and one on Wednesday the 15th at 23:00 UTC for the East Coasters out there :). As always, these will be held in #wikimedia-office; drop me a note if you want to know how to easily get on IRC, or if you aren't able to attend but would like the logs.

I hope to see a lot of you there; it's going to be a big day for everyone involved, I think :). I'll have more notes after the deployment! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 19:56, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

New Pages newsletter

Hey all :)

A couple of new things.

First, you'll note that all the project titles have now changed to the Page Curation prefix, rather than having the New Pages Feed prefix. This is because the overarching project name has changed to Page Curation; the feed is still known as New Pages Feed, and the Curation Toolbar is still the Curation Toolbar. Hopefully this will be the last namechange ;p.

On the subject of the Curation Toolbar (nice segue, Oliver!) - it's now deployed on Wikipedia. Just open up any article in the New Pages Feed and it should appear on the right. It's still a beta version - bugs are expected - and we've got a lot more work to do. But if you see something going wrong, or a feature missing, drop me a note or post on the project talkpage and I'll be happy to help :). We'll be holding two office hours sessions to discuss the tool and improvements to it; the first is at 19:00 UTC on 14 August, and the second at 23:00 on the 15th. Both will be in #wikimedia-office as always. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 16:00, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

First ever Reading Wiki Meetup

You are invited to the first ever Reading Wiki Meetup which will take place at Copa, 76-78 Kings Road, Reading, RG1 3BJ on Sunday 23 September 2012 from 1.00 pm.

I hope as many people as possible will be able to attend so that we can make this a regular event. If you have never been to one, this is an opportunity to meet other Wikipedians in an informal atmosphere for Wiki and non-Wiki related chat and for beer or food if you like. Experienced and new contributors are all welcome. This event is definitely not restricted just to discussion of Berkshire related topics. Bring your laptop if you like and use the free Wifi or just bring yourself. Even better, bring a friend! Click the link for full details. Looking forward to seeing you. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:24, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Gārsene Manor

Haia, vacations coming ! But before you leave, if that's not much to ask, could you fix this ? It needs to be retitled to Gārsene Manor once this is not a fortified structure. Yes, there's a similitude (you like the word?) of meanings among castles, palaces and manor houses. Any advice...:) ? Thanks. Krenakarore TK 22:37, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Done. My last good deed before leaving for Capestang later today :) nancy 11:21, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
My very best wishes Nancy....:) ! Krenakarore TK 17:11, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

About Talk:Mattegoda

Nancy, we rambunctious boys appear to be in an, ahem, "gentlemanly discussion" about this article. Could you possibly watchlist it, and perhaps quietly knock a little sense into the combatants as you might see required?--Shirt58 (talk) 14:35, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation newsletter

Hey Nancy. This will be, if not our final newsletter, one of the final ones :). After months of churning away at this project, our final version (apart from a few tweaks and bugfixes) is now live. Changes between this and the last release include deletion tag logging, a centralised log, and fixes to things like edit summaries.

Hopefully you like what we've done with the place; suggestions for future work on it, complaints and bugs to the usual address :). We'll be holding a couple of office hours sessions, which I hope you'll all attend. Many thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 10:58, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation newsletter - closing up!

Hey all :).

We're (very shortly) closing down this development cycle for Page Curation. It's genuinely been a pleasure to talk with you all and build software that is so close to my own heart, and also so effective. The current backlog is 9 days, and I've never seen it that low before.

However! Closing up shop does not mean not making any improvements. First-off, this is your last chance to give us a poke about unresolved bugs or report new ones on the talkpage. If something's going wrong, we want to know about it :). Second, we'll hopefully be taking another pass over the software next year. If you've got ideas for features Page Curation doesn't currently have, stick them here.

Again, it's been an honour. Thanks :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 12:03, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Howard Lindzon listed at Redirects for discussion


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Howard Lindzon. Since you had some involvement with the Howard Lindzon redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Thryduulf (talk) 18:17, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I've commented on at the RFD. Best, nancy 18:54, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Misa Campo

Hey you deleted the Misa Campo page back in 2010. Some people have been working on the page in my sandbox. Does it merit possibly recreating? Huper Phuff (talk2me) 04:37, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

This is not a newsletter

This is just a tribute.

Anyway. You're getting this note because you've participated in discussion and/or asked for updates to either the Article Feedback Tool or Page Curation. This isn't about either of those things, I'm afraid ;p. We've recently started working on yet another project: Echo, a notifications system to augment the watchlist. There's not much information at the moment, because we're still working out the scope and the concepts, but if you're interested in further updates you can sign up here.

In addition, we'll be holding an office hours session at 21:00 UTC on Wednesday, 14 November in #wikimedia-office - hope to see you all there :). I appreciate it's an annoying time for non-Europeans: if you're interested in chatting about the project but can't make it, give me a shout and I can set up another session if there's enough interest in one particular timezone or a skype call if there isn't. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:11, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Aramazd Stepanian

Thanks for raising your concerns about the notability of this article back in 2008. Its creator removed your prod, and the notability tag is still in place 5 years later. You may want to consider taking it to the Notability Noticeboard or AfD. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 20:02, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Deleted page

Hello Nancy,

I discovered that my page had been deleted and that the reason was "ambiguous copywright infringement from the interlakes theater 2010 staff page". The information on that page was my own bio written and submitted by me to the theatre while I was working there. The same bio can be found on my own site I am also no longer working at the Interlake. Is there a way to re-insate the page?

Thank you, Brian Feehan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:14, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Hello Nancy,

Apologies if I am writing this in the wrong place, but I am unsure of the protocols. I have recently bought an album by Erica Nockalls called Imminent Room, and went to read about her on Wikipedia, but there is no page, it does state however that you deleted the page because of reason A7, which I believe means that it is because it is of no worth (or something like that). Erica is a member of the band The Wonder Stuff, as well as a credible solo artist, and I would like to read about her on Wikipedia. Is there any way that the article can be reinstated?

Thank you stuartmoss. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stuartmoss (talkcontribs) 20:05, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Luther L. Bohanon

Thanks for tagging this article for notability back in 2008. It's still tagged; you may want to take it to the Notability noticeboard or AfD to get it resolved. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 13:24, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

It's very disconcerting to find a page I want to read is deleted and then that the person responsible "is busy in real life and may not respond swiftly to queries."

Why didn't you just delete the part you questioned instead of the entire subject.

From what the page author posted, it seems like the reason is bogus anyway. Is this a personal feuding match? Wikipedia doesn't need "personalities". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:21, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary!

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Copyright question


I have tried before, but you never would respond as to why you deleted my page? The CareerTech Testing Center is a division of the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech (a nonprofit State agency). I never understood your "copyright infringement" concern as we created the document you referenced.

Please respond as I would like to get the page back on Wikipedia.

Thank you,

Kerry Eades


You deleted my page for copyright infringement when I created the document you cited?

17:27, 11 March 2011 Nancy (talk | contribs) deleted "CareerTech Testing Center" ‎ (Unambiguous copyright infringement of (CSD G12))

Can you return the page or what do I do next?

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CTtesting (talkcontribs) 20:01, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Hello Kerry. Apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I edit very infrequently nowadays and really should amend my autoarchive settings. I'm afraid that where copyright is concerned it is not straightforward...... (it never is!).... in order for copyright material to be used on Wikipedia it has to be released under very particular sorts of copyrights.
One simple way to grant permission to copy material already on line is to put that permission explicitly on the site where that material is posted. This is commonly known as a "copyleft" notice. This notice must state that your site (or portions of your site) are licensed under theCreative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License(CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts) or that it is in the public domain. For text, a good statement of release might read, "The text of this website (or page, if you are specifically releasing one section) is available for modification and reuse under the terms of theCreative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License and the GNU Free Documentation License(unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts)."
If you would like to allow Wikipedia to use your content, but don't want to put a license statement on the site (note that you still must release it under those free licenses), you can contact See here for an example permissions granting email. For text, after sending the email, place {{OTRS pending}} on the article's discussion page. Someone will reply to your email, indicating whether the content and your license is acceptable and update the page to indicate that the confirmation of the license has been received.
However, there are three things that you should consider first:
  1. Are you happy to release your copyright in such a manner?
  2. Is the released material actually suitable for use on Wikipedia?
  3. Does CareerTech Testing Centre meet the general notability requirements for companies?
With regard to the second I would suggest that the tone of the material is unencyclopaedic and would possibly be removed asadvertising and I also think that the answer to the third is probably no. Further, a general rule of thumb is that you should wait for others to write an article about subjects in which you are personally involved. This is because independent creation encourages independent validation of both significance and verifiability - all edits to articles must conform to Wikipedia:No original research, Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, and Wikipedia:Verifiability. If the achievements, etc. of your company, are verifiable and genuinely notable, and thus suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia, someone else will probably create an article about it sooner or later. Kind regards, nancy 18:35, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment

Hey Nancy; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:25, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

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I request that my account be deleted with immediate effect, and that all my edits in the past, and past edit histories, be permanently removed from public viewing. Deletion of my account, City of Lukington, would be immensely appreciated.

I hope that this reaches you soon and that you are able to act upon my request.

Yours sincerely, Unknown user (formerly City of Lukington) — Preceding unsigned comment added by City of Lukington (talkcontribs) 20:43, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Slightly Damned

I would like to consider Slightly Damned's article be revived and revamped, on account of it being more significant as well as other viable reasons.

--Aeris97 (talk) 22:35, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Toledo City Paper

Hi Nancy!

I was hoping you could please send the original article that was submitted to Wiki for the Toledo City Paper (05:02, 18 October 2008 Nancy (talk | contribs) deleted page Toledo City Paper (G11: Blatant advertising)). I'd like to review and edit to make it Wiki-appropriate.

Thanks so much! Amanda

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RE: Speedy deletion in 2009, "Carrion Fields (MUD)"

Hi Nancy,

Currently I am trying to dredge up some information on why the page for "Carrion Fields (MUD)" was deleted in 2009. I suspect you deleted it as part of a fast track process based on the prior page being deleted. I found this through the link at the bottom of

What were the reasons for the original deletion? The game is bigger and has been established longer than some of their competitors which have articles that remain up?

If I were to rewrite the article and meet the criteria which were missing, could we entertain the possibility of reinstating the page?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:28, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Patricia Cloherty / ANI

Hi Nancy! A new editor has shown up trying to spam the same old "controversy" claims into Patricia Cloherty. We're back at ANI. While I didn't mention you personally, I did mention the 4 times it was edit-protected and two of those were yours. So as a courtesy, I thought you should know. Cheers, Stalwart111 10:00, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

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Request for comment

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

David Wayman

Page was deleted as an "Attack page" but contained no negative content. Please restore the page to me for proof-reading and re-submission.

Poacher64 (talk) 13:24, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi there Poacher64. Sorry for the delay in responding. I have had a look at the text of the deleted page David wayman that I deleted some years ago and I am afraid that I cannot agree with your assertion that it contained no negative content so will not be restoring it. Cheers, nancy 18:32, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Ooh La La Records

I'm updating NYC based record labels, and it looks like you took down Ooh La La. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MusicMan5000 (talkcontribs) 20:47, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi there MusicMan5000. Yes, looking through my deletion log I can see that I did. It was a one sentence article. Feel free to write a new one but do be mindful that if the company (still) does not meet the general notability requirements of WP:CORP then it's likely to be removed again fairly quickly. all the best, nancy 11:36, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day

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WikiProject Berkshire


i like your page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akash kumar Tanti (talkcontribs) 14:30, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers

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A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2017


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

Administrator changes

added Happyme22Dragons flight
removed Zad68

Guideline and policy news

Technical news


  • A newly revamped database report can help identify users who may be eligible to be autopatrolled.
  • A potentially compromised account from 2001–2002 attempted to request resysop. Please practice appropriate account security by using a unique password for Wikipedia, and consider enabling two-factor authentication. Currently around 17% of admins have enabled 2FA, up from 16% in February 2017.
  • Did you know: On 29 June 2017, there were 1,261 administrators on the English Wikipedia – the exact number of administrators as there were ten years ago on 29 June 2007. Since that time, the English Wikipedia has grown from 1.85 million articles to over 5.43 million.

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