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A new user right for New Page Patrollers
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Hello, Ohnoitjamie I'm wandering how I can creat the page Tyler Davis I saw it was deleted multiple time for the article was in appropriate and non sense. But I was wonder how I can create this page for Penn State Kicker Tyler Davis when it is protected from violence and to prevent vandalism. Cclark0 (talk) 14:36, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
- I'd suggest using the AFC (articles for creation) process; if the article is accepted, we can unprotect it at that point. Also note our notability guidelines specifically as they pertain to college athletes. At a glance, I'd say Davis might qualify, but it's not a slam dunk either. The three reliable sources with non-trivial coverage I was able to find were all local; I think usually college players need wider coverage than that to merit an article. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:58, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Violation of an indefinite image upload ban
The reason I'm writing you this is because the admin who personally unblocked the user in question hasn't been active for some time now (Coffee), but I saw that you had left a comment on the page as well back then, which resulted in the eventual "verdict". This user in question, "NadirAli" had his/her indefinite block lifted on 24 February 2016, on the condition that he'd receive an indefinite topic ban on uploading images. However, it seems that he has violated this 2-3 days ago on numerous ocassions as he uploaded a new WP:OR-loaded map (without any sources) on several articles -- a map which he in fact has created himself on top of that as well.
- I'd like to add to that, that even though the block log of this user reaches well into the double digits for a plenthora of reasons, and apart from this topic ban violation, he has continued with quite a few of these very same reasons for which he was blocked priorly, such as deleting sourced content without an edit summary, adding sources that blatanty violate WP:RS,, as well as still a battleground-like editorial pattern, whenever he/she feels like doing so.. - LouisAragon (talk) 18:05, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
- Ohnoitsjamie, excuse me, did you miss this above, or is it because its TL;DR? :-) Just wondering. Bests - LouisAragon (talk) 21:37, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
- I did read it but got sidetracked; my apologies for not at least providing a timely perfunctory response. As far as I could tell, the ban was on uploading new images; I don't see where the user has done that since the ban with put in place (rather, they added old images to an article). If the image they've added is inaccurate/original research/whatnot, then that's more of a content dispute. Let me know if there's something I'm missing here. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:21, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
- Ohnoitsjamie Hey, thanks much for the reply. No problem. Well, that's the whole thing. The image was in fact not new; he uploaded it himself on 19 November 2016 (well after the ban was imposed as you can see),, and then went on to add it to numerous articles here on Wikipedia. straight after, without any edit summary. - LouisAragon (talk) 23:21, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
- Hmmm...not sure how I missed that the first time I looked; I think I was looking at the image it replaced instead (which had been uploaded in February). Since it happened a month ago, I'm just going to remove them for now; if he persists in re-adding them, will block. OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:28, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
- Aight. So no ANI needed? That's what Katie told me to bring it to namely (I explained the whole matter to her, just in case you wouldn't reply anymore), as she said that that was one of the conditions of the unblock given by Coffee himself (quote: "If you violate this ban, you will be blocked indefinitely and a siteban will be proposed at WP:ANI, considering your past actions.").Link here. Bests - LouisAragon (talk) 23:48, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
- You're certainly welcome to take it to AI. My only involvement with the matter was declining one of the unblocks, and as such, I don't feel 100% comfortable handing out a block a month after the fact. If Coffee or anyone else feels a block is merited, I won't dispute it. OhNoitsJamie Talk 01:30, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
- I was just about to form a section at ANI, but to my amazement, I noticed that he's at it once again; literally two hours ago, he reverted you on every place where you removed his map, and thus blatantly reinstated it once again. - LouisAragon (talk) 01:05, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
LouisAragon, I should have been informed of this complaint as even ANI requires a reporting user to inform the one he is complaining about. The file was loaded to commons. No evidence was given for the alleged original research. The chart is a visual illustration of reliably sourced content already on the article and the newer edition was added onto commons. You ought to be coming directly to me rather than mis-reporting me for uploading a file to commons (the same file was already on Wikipedia, I just replaced it with an updated commons file). As I see it, this is dodging WP:BRD. Why was evidence of the alleged "original research" not brought forth to me?--NadirAli نادر علی (talk) 04:25, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
- Have you read WP:OR? You created a image yourself without sourcing the information represented in that image. How is that not OR? There's no requirement to discuss topic ban breaches before blocking. Given that your were only unblocked with the explicit closing of a loophole on your topic ban that you attempted to exploit, I'd hardly classify it as a "mis-report." OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:46, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
The chart was already there prior to the ban. I just replaced it with the commons file to ensure accuracy. As the for the OR, the it's directly based on the reliably sourced text it represents, nothing more. Specifically this section. When I asked for discussion, I meant for my alleged OR to be brought up on the talk page or me directly contacted. Regards.--NadirAli نادر علی (talk) 19:50, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Ways to improve Carl Hart
Hi, I'm CaroleHenson. Ohnoitsjamie, thanks for creating Carl Hart!
I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. This is a great article, and based on his experience, I am guessing that there will be a number of newspapers, magazines, and books that could be used as sources. This will help prove notability over use of primary source.
The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. CaroleHenson (talk) 10:24, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Advice about possible advertising
When I first started editing on Wikipedia you were kind enough to give me somehelpful advice. I found out that I was not really cut out for editing but still enjoy reading articles, mostly on bands and artist on Wikipedia. There are a number of pages which I return to and one of those is the Seasick Steve page which I was at today. I saw to my suprise that someone had put a new section in the main article about an unauthorised biography with the name of the book and the authors name . I couldn't really see how an unauthorised biography could warrant its on section on the main page of an artist. I went to the talk page and saw there was much discussion about it, some pretty contentious. What bothers me is that this seems to be pretty blantant advertising of an unauthorised book on a internationally know artists Wikipedia page. I don't know if this was done by the author or people associated with the author but to me the bottom line is, it is still advertising. I was wondering if you could have a look at the page and see if you agree. Thanks for time Aircastle (talk) 22:45, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
- The current version of Seasick Steve handles the issue reasonably by mentioning the new biographical claims but not giving them too much weight. The sources around the claims (The Guardian and ArtsDesk) seem to meet reliable sources. I also agree with this removal per our WP:NPOV policy. OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:19, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your input. One of my concerns is that one of the references,The Arts Desk, was written by the author himself as he apparently works there.
The Gaudian reference being just a blog.
It seems to me it would be sufficient enough to mention the book without title or aurthor since as it stands, it ends up being an advertisment for a book on an internationally known artist Wikipedia page which is currently for sale. Thanks again for your time Aircastle (talk) 07:42, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
Earlier today I created the article John Lujan. When I created it, it said an article with that title had been deleted (if I am remembering correctly, by you) due to block evasion by a user named Billy Hathorn. I have recently become familiar with that user's edits due to my work on Texas political pages. After I created the Lujan article, an IP address editor made substantial edits to the page. See: . These edits seem to me to be similar to Hathorn's edits, which are characterized by what I perceive to be excessive biographical detail about individuals and their family members. Wasn't sure exactly what to do in this circumstance but wanted to bring it to your attention in case action is needed. Marquardtika (talk) 01:46, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I've blocked the IP. Cheers, OhNoitsJamie Talk 03:33, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
- This edit looks like it is of the same variety. Marquardtika (talk) 18:03, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Edit conflict (?) at AfD
Out of curiosity: did you screw this up, erasing link to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lazarus Pit, or was it a software glitch? (I spotted it purely by chance and fixed it meanwhile). No such user (talk) 16:32, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
- A little bit of both. When I tried creating the Afd, the afd2 template did not work correctly, so I was trying to cut-and-paste from previews to fix it. In my frustration I apparently deleted an entry for the list step. Thanks for catching and fixing that! OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:36, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
An AFD you participated in closed and is now at merge
After it closing as no consensus, it was immediately listed in a merge discussion at Talk:Forever (website). Since some people found their way already, making the same arguments they did in the AFD, I figured it only proper that everyone involved in the past discussion be notified regardless of whether they said Keep or Delete, I contacting all those who hadn't found their way there already. Dream Focus 18:59, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
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Your name on Wikimedia-l
See [Wikimedia-l MediaWiki project]. This seems like not you. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:48, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
- That is most definitely not me. Block away. Thanks, OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:54, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
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- @DeltaQuad:? OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:39, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Please reinstate two state legislator articles deleted in August 2016
Hello, you deleted Jon Ackerson and Bob Heleringer in August 2016 because "Creation by a blocked or banned user in violation of block or ban". This may well be a fair reason to delete them. However, these are real current/former state legislators in Kentucky, and per WP:POLOUTCOMES, they are reasonably considered to be notable (or at least their articles should be given the chance to demonstrate it)., and therefore I would like to see them restored. It's also possible the editor in question developed articles for other Kentucky state legislators -- I would like to see those restored too. All these articles will be taken under the wing of their respective WikiProjects (Louisville, Kentucky). Thank you for your consideration. Stevie is the man! Talk • Work 20:10, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
- Done OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:51, 27 February 2017 (UTC)