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Why did you remove my external links?[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Ohnoitsjamie.

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 However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less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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Tyler Davis[edit]

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[edit]

Hi Jamie,

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[1][2][3] -- a map which he in fact has created himself on top of that as well.[4]

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,[5][6], as well as still a battleground-like editorial pattern, whenever he/she feels like doing so.[7][8][9]. - 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),[10], and then went on to add it to numerous articles here on Wikipedia.[11][12][13] 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.[14][15][16] - 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[edit]

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[edit]

Hi Jamie

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)
Hi  Jamie
  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)

John Lujan[edit]

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: [17]. 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[edit]

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[edit]

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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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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Please reinstate two state legislator articles deleted in August 2016[edit]

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! TalkWork 20:10, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

 Done OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:51, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

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Wikipedia & Youtube Project[edit]

Hi Ohnoitsjamie,

My name’s Alexander Harrisingh. I’m a student at American University, and I’m working on a project on Wikipedia and Youtube. I noticed you made a relatively large amount of edits to the List of Youtubers Wikipedia page and I was wondering if I could get your input on a few questions.

1. After talking to a few Wikipedians and doing some research, it seems as though Youtubers have a harder time obtaining a Wikipedia page and/or higher quality pages than other “traditional” professions. Do you agree with this assessment? If so, why do you think this is?

2. What could Wikipedia change to better accommodate notable figures from newer platforms like Youtube? What could Youtube do to better live up to Wikipedia standards?

3. If you could change the guidelines on Notability in any way, what changes would you make and why? If not, why do you think they’re stable enough that future societal progression could still be covered equally?

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Thank you,

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Fluidware article restoration[edit]


I would like to request that the article Fluidware · ( talk | logs | links | watch ) · [revisions] be restored. I put the request here originally, but was told to contact you directly...

Any guidance would be appreciated... - Aminiland (talk) 02:10, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

I've moved it to Draft:Fluidware. Mkdw talk 18:12, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Bougenvilla page protection[edit]

Hi, would you be able to lower the protection level for Bougenvilla? The sock-puppetry problems seem to be over and having the page editable only by administrators doesn't seem to be needed. Thanks! – Uanfala 17:25, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Lowered to semi. OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:30, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

the article "Maryann Keller" Testingblog (talk) 05:30, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Dear Ohnoitsjamie, I will very much appreciate that you help address the issues raised by the warning tag in the article "Maryann Keller" here: . I appreciate very much your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Testingblog (talkcontribs) 05:12, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Basecamp (company) (2nd nomination)[edit]

Hi Ohnoitsjamie. You were the most recent admin to block Light2021 for disruptive behavior.

37signals was renamed to Basecamp (company). At Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Basecamp (company) (2nd nomination), Light2021 pinged users at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/37signals who had supported deletion (as well as several other editors that I don't know how he found). But Light2021 did not ping users who had supported retention at either Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/37signals or Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Basecamp (company).

Light2021 had also returned disruptive behavior for which he was previously blocked. See this edit and this edit for examples. Cunard (talk) 01:04, 5 July 2017 (UTC)


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Italian Connection[edit]

Hi, I find that you protected Italian Connection at 20:13, 5 May 2016 after it was deleted at 18:49, 5 May 2016. Could you please create it as a page redirected to The Italian Connection? Thank you. --Neo-Jay (talk) 22:14, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Done! OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:12, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks! --Neo-Jay (talk) 17:34, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

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Just wondering, since no edit-summary was left: Why delete two individuals at High School of Art and Design with RS cites for having attended? Thanks for any information.--Tenebrae (talk) 21:15, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

I deleted both given that they didn't have their own articles, but after taking a closer look at the provided sources, both are reasonable candidates to have their own article, so I restored them. I usually try to be somewhat conservative when I do "notability sweeps" on school and name pages. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:25, 24 January 2018 (UTC)
I again removed them. One of which had a reference from a tabloid newspaper (The New York Post), the other a source from a mid-level newspaper 25 years ago. If they are notable, there would be more than that....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 00:28, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
While I'd personally like to see WP:WTAF become policy, it's an essay as it stands. The policy I was attempting to follow was from Wikipedia:Stand-alone_lists#Selection_criteria: Red-linked entries are acceptable if the entry is verifiably a member of the listed group, and it is reasonable to expect an article could be forthcoming in the future. I agree that the sources provided were by no means a slam dunk for notability (and if that's all there were in the wake of an article creation, I'd !vote for deletion). Other relevant links:

I'm adding these here for future reference, as I'm sure this is bound to come up as I continue to cleanup large swaths of non-notable names from school, city, and name articles. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:55, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

  • I've been cleaning up Notable people (NP) sections of town articles for a long time. Of late I have been also working on school alumni sections. They have the same problem as NP. Mercy College (New York) being an example....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 15:03, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

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Miscellaneous Comment[edit]

Thank you for deleting that spam url from the spamdexing page. I spent a good hour trying to recover my account so I could do it. Then I gave up on the email and made a new username, only to find that you'd beat me to the punch. Lol. Just wanted to say, "Hi," and, "Thanks!" Helwriaeth (talk) 17:02, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Glad to hear you're back in business with your account! Cheers, OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:22, 28 February 2018 (UTC)


Hello Jamie

You deleted the subheadings in the section of the Derby article covering notable people, e.g sport / writing / acting etc. and the whole list is now run together. Your deletions are not helpful and I want to explain why I shall reinstate the subheadings on my next edit. As you have left it, the sections are all together. But they listed notables in their own date order, so without the sections there is no sense to the overall order - its neither date order nor alphabetical. Nor has it "condensed" the list, it's just removed a couple of blank lines.

As you will see from earlier edits, I'm in the (rather length) process of getting the list into a manageable and readable state. My objective is to be able (appropriately) to delete the warning at the top of the list. I've added citations for the various sections and my final step will be to cross check the list with the formal list of (253) people from Derby. That will include some additions and deletions, but the list will probably still need some subheadings.

Regards ArbieP (talk) 20:35, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

A couple of things: (1) The first word of a heading is capitalized per our manual of style (2) while there are limited rules and guielines for lists of notable names, if you look around you'll see that by far the most common convention is to list the names in ascending alphabetical order. (See Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Lists#Introductory_material_for_embedded_lists. Only in large lists that merit their own page (see Wikipedia:Stand-alone_lists#Selection_criteria does it usually become useful to break the list into categories. The size of the Derby list is probably borderline. The way you're currently approaching it is going to result in too many categories given the size. I'd suggest a single category for "Arts, literature, and entertainment", a section for Political and military, etc. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:39, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello again Jamie

I'm pleased you now see the merit in subsections and I'm happy to go along with the way you've done it. That said, your edit caused me an edit conflict in adding further citations. I've saved my work and will try and again tomorrow to complete the missing citations. I'll also re-order the new subsections in date order too. Might we try somehow avoid getting on each others' toes like this? May I gently and politely suggest you park Derby for a few days? I'll add a note here when I'm done.

RegardsArbieP (talk) 22:41, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about that; I didn't see any activity within the last hour so I assumed you weren't in the middle of working on it. I'll leave further edits to you. As an aside, it would be nice if we had a more standardized format for these lists; some pages use bulleted lists (with or without multi columns), some use table. I personally prefer the former; I think tables are awkward and pointless for list of notable people; they're best suited for information that benefits from multi-column sorting. In the meantime, the best we can do is keep it simple and reasonably consistent. Cheers, OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:43, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello Jamie

I promised to let you know; all done on new notables for Derby. Further thoughts at Talk Derby

ArbieP (talk) 21:50, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for always being on the lookout for spam and vandalism! I especially thank you for your efforts to keep the Greenville, South Carolina page clean. N. Jain (talk to me) 01:14, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Poor English[edit]

sorry about poor english. Chirnjiviii (talk) 18:40, 3 March 2018 (UTC)


This page is in the making and growing on a community basis, and has just begun. Wikipedia is a community of authors and not a solo affair, right. So are the donations for wikipedia. So for the sake of peace, and collective responsibility for peace, let's keep it that way. thankyou. Ehr1Ros2 (talk) 21:34, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Penn state child abuse scandal[edit]

You removed the 'Further reading' section in Jerry Sandusky because it contained only one (contrarian) book. I now added a similar section in the article on the scandal with the four books that I could find, including Pendergrast's. The three other books appear more relevant to the scandal than to the biography of Jerry Sandusky. I hope this is reasonable. Aerkem (talk) 21:52, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

That seems like a reasonable way to balance the section, I'm OK with it. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:58, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

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