User talk:Prestonmag

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Hello, Prestonmag, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome!  Davewild 20:40, 12 May 2007 (UTC)


faster vandalism reverting[edit]

You can use twinkle for faster vandalism reverting --Abb615 (talk) 00:23, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Hameed Porteous (talk) 01:07, 29 July 2016 (UTC) Thank you for your feedback! I added the sources!

Your request for rollback[edit]

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Hi Prestonmag. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! FASTILY (TALK) 09:59, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

February 2010[edit]

Information.png Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit that you made to the page 2020 Summer Olympics has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Please use the sandbox for testing any edits; if you believe the edit was constructive, please ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing for further information. Thank you. Cody574 21:23, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Whoops, I hit the rollback/warn button too late. Sorry, I meant to warn the guy who vandalized the article. Cody574 21:24, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Mark Lawrenson[edit]

is this the clean version> Dlohcierekim 22:40, 22 March 2010 (UTC) Yes, originally hit attack page rather than remove vandalism under the Management paragraph Prestonmag (talk) 22:45, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

March 2010[edit]

Hi there. Just letting you know I've re-tagged Demarcus devlin for speedy deletion as an attack page, rather than a blank one. AlexHOUSE (talk) 22:39, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Scratch that: Damarcus devlin. AlexHOUSE (talk) 22:40, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

April 2010[edit]

Hey there. I've re-tagged Da moose as vandalism, as it doesn't fit the criteria for patent nonsense (though it makes very little sense at all). I also see that I've visited your talk page before-- great, now I feel like a wikihound :) AlexHOUSE (talk) 20:27, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Reverted your revision [1] to Desert_Ridge_Middle_School[edit]

My edit you reverted was a copyedit, not vandalism. If this was accidental, I understand. Otherwise, your edit was a misuse of rollback. Thank you. ~NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 22:50, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Fourth dimension[edit]

I don't know why you rolled back my edit. If you had a problem with it, the accepted action would be to undo it with an explanation of why. I would have accepted that. But rollback is strictly for vandalism. ALI nom nom 15:02, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Hummie Mann[edit]

Does not fall under db-test, as it is not an editing test. Please take more care when dealing with CSD so as not to bite the new users. fetch·comms 22:05, 31 May 2010 (UTC)


fetch·comms 22:52, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Eric Clapton[edit]

A little confused. It appears someone edited my last contribution (a link to an obit for Connor Clapton) & it was reverted, noting it was identified as vandalism. Is this correct?Initially I thought I was being identified as vandalizing the page but it does not appear so. I have not been able to see what the revision was. Can you explain?

Digby scallops (talk) 16:05, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

I am notable...[edit]

Because I am the coolest —Preceding unsigned comment added by Magnificent Nancy (talkcontribs) 18:57, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

CSD Declined - please take more care[edit]

Hi! I have declined the speedy deletion of Clown University as it was not a hoax. A quick search on Google showed that these things do exist, and there is information about it on Wikipedia. As there is already an article, I have converted the page to a redirect to that article.

Please always check before nominating an article for speedy deletion as a hoax (no matter how ridiculous it sounds), as it can come across as bitey to newcomers if it is a genuine article written in good faith. After all, people can study anything nowadays. Stephen! Coming... 20:25, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Katie McGee[edit]

Hello. Per your request, I've restored the article to User:Prestonmag/Katie McGee. When you feel it's adequately sourced, you can move it back into mainspace. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 23:57, 10 July 2010 (UTC)


As reviewing administrator, I consider this not primarily promotional, so I declined the speedy deletion. But the referencing is really awful. Perhaps you can help find some adequate ones--I'm sure there are articles in the technical literature. DGG ( talk ) 00:45, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

For the guideline on reviewing, see Wikipedia:Reviewing. Being granted reviewer rights doesn't change how you can edit articles even with pending changes. The general help page on pending changes can be found here, and the general policy for the trial can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. —DoRD (talk) 19:26, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Nicole Polizzi edit[edit]

I'm scratching my head over the edit you made to the article where you said you were rolling it back to remove "Lots of accumulated vandalism". Doing a diff check [2] shows only the following significant changes between the two versions:

  • The main image in the infobox change from "Snooki at James Madison University.jpg" to "Snooki at "Seaside Heights NJ.jpg" was undone, as well as the caption.
  • The text about the origin of her nickname was restored.
  • The "Snooki in Chicago.jpg" image in the body was removed.
  • The link to the commonscat was removed.

May I ask why you called those changes vandalism?? Tabercil (talk) 22:52, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

John Hunyadi pending changes review[edit]

You accepted changes in John Hunyadi as part of the pending changes process. I am a reviewer for PC, but I am rarely able to find an article to review. In this particular case, the subject is highly controversial among certain editors, resulting in many changes and sometimes edit warring. My opinion would be that this article is not a good candidate for PC, but I am not sure how to express that to the powers that be. Having done a review for John Hunyadi, what do you think about it?--DThomsen8 (talk) 12:09, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Пожалуйста можете вы проверить справки прежде чем вы уничтожаете статью!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:27, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination for Hannibal crossing the Alps[edit]

Hi Prestonmag, I've just declined the speedy deletion nomination of this article as it seems to be a viable topic for an article and a request was made at WT:MILHIST for help with expanding it. If the article isn't developed in the next few days I'd suggest converting it to a redirect as this is a likely search term. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 23:22, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion of Ryan Holian[edit]

I have removed the Speedy Deletion you place on Ryan holian and changed it to a different deletion article that i thought would be more suitible Darthvadar92 (talk) 00:19, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for your efforts, but please take care to read the articles you're patrolling before determining which CSD tag (if any) to use. For example, an article that does nothing but insult/attack/demean etc its subject (especially where said subject is a living person), should be tagged under CSD G10. It might be an idea to refresh your memory of the finer points of each criterion at WP:CSD. There's no shame in it—I'm an admin and I do so frequently. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:32, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


Please be more careful with marking pages for deletion. How is this an attack page? ----Addihockey10 e-mail 23:13, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Cymphonique Miller[edit]

I speedied Cymphonique Miller, a page you tagged, per A7 and not per G2. Criterion G2 is only for test pages, something along the lines of Can I really edit this page? or a string of '''Bold text'''''Italic text''; in that case, the article was still incomplete, but it was evident that the author was not making tests. That said, however, unless it's a page that needs to go as soon as possible (in general, pages that can be speedied per one of the following criteria: G10, G12 and G3), please try to hold off tagging the page for a bit; in this case, you proposed the article for speedy deletion less than a minute after it was created, which is rather WP:BITEy... Thanks. Salvio Let's talk about it! 14:06, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Alfonso Cevola[edit]

You marked the page Alfonso Cevola as patrolled and tagged it but failed to notice that the page creator had removed a copyvio notice without removing the copied text - anyway the page should probably have been tagged for notability - please be more careful! Reichsfürst (talk) 22:50, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

What I want to tell you[edit]

I did this article about serial killer 5 min ago. Remove this terrible plate. --DissidentRUS (talk) 15:07, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Mr Kenshiro (Anthony Kenshiro Mayhew)[edit]

I'm Anthony Kenshiro Mayhew. To validate my facts contact your local FBI, BCI (Bureau of Criminal Identification) or the following news outlets; Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, KSL, KUTV, KTVX, Salt Lake County Metro Jail, Maricopa County Jail (Arizona's Tent City), etc. Note: thats just Utah and Arizona.

The only thing I lack is the knowledge to POST things (Video's Pics, references) on this... Wiki. If you have such said knowledge...I would appreciate it if you shared it with me. My respect for you comes as you respect me...```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Kenshiro (talkcontribs) 20:16, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Nicholas Sayas for deletion[edit]

Hello, Prestonmag … FYI, Some Other Editor has initiated Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nicholas Sayas since your WP:CSD was declined. Happy Editing! — (talk · contribs) 07:13, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Try again?[edit]

I'm not sure why you tagged it db-band. No sign of anything musical except 'one man bands', which in the musical sense are very rare - and not that here. I'd advise having a look for his companies and possibly db-bio or prod if nothing shows up. I've tagged it refimprove in the meantime. Peridon (talk) 12:47, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Rawkin Unschoolers[edit]

A1? I edit conflicted with you and I put G3. It also could be G11, but not A1. It is vandalism. Bar Code Symmetry (Talk) 19:25, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]


New page patrol – Survey Invitation

Hello Prestonmag! The WMF is currently developing new tools to make new page patrolling much easier. Whether you  have patrolled many pages or only a few, we now need to  know about your experience. The survey takes only 6 minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist us in analyzing the results of the survey; the WMF will not use the information to identify you.

  • If this invitation  also appears on other accounts you  may  have, please complete the  survey  once only. 
  • If this has been sent to you in error and you have never patrolled new pages, please ignore it.

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You are receiving this invitation because you  have patrolled new pages. For more information, please see NPP Survey. Global message delivery 12:50, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

User page edits[edit]

Would you care to explain why you [reverted edits] I made to my user page, User:Mgreason/Sandbox 7?
Mgrē@sŏn 22:01, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrolling[edit]

Hi. Thank you for patrolling new pages. I noticed you patrolled International Cannabinoid Research Society as OK for inclusion. Please consider returning to the article to ensure that it meets with WP:GNG and WP:ORG, and is supported by injdependent, third party WP:RS, and tagging as necessary for maintenance or deletion after performing WP:BEFORE. Thanks. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 10:51, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

CSD A1 (Context)[edit]

Hey, I noticed that you added a WP:CSD A1 tag to Wikitoyen. While I agree that the article should be (and ultimately will be) deleted, I thought I'd leave a friendly reminder about WP:DONTBITE which discourages adding wp:CSD A1 and wp:CSD A3 tags moments after an article is created. Anyway, always glad to have help on the NPP! --Non-Dropframe talk 21:40, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

New Page Triage engagement strategy released[edit]

Hey guys!

I'm dropping you a note because you filled out the New Page Patrol survey, and indicated you'd be interested in being contacted about follow-up work. This is to notify you that we've finally released both the initial documentation about the project and also the engagement strategy, which sets out how we plan to work with the community on this. Please give both a read, and leave any comments or suggestions you have on the talkpage, on my talkpage, or in my inbox -

It's awesome to finally get to start work on this! :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 02:44, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Page Triage newsletter[edit]

Hey guys!

Thanks to all of you who have commented on the New Page Triage talkpage. If you haven't had a chance yet, check it out; we're discussing some pretty interesting ideas, both from the Foundation and the community, and moving towards implementing quite a few of them :).

In addition, on Tuesday 13th March, we're holding an office hours session in #wikimedia-office on IRC at 19:00 UTC (11am Pacific time). If you can make it, please do; we'll have a lot of stuff to show you and talk about, including (hopefully) a timetable of when we're planning to do what. If you can't come, for whatever reason, let me know on my talkpage and I'm happy to send you the logs so you can get an idea of what happened :). Regards, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:53, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

New Page Triage newsletter[edit]

Hey all!

Thanks to everyone who attended our first office hours session; the logs can be found here, if you missed it, and we should be holding a second one on Thursday, 22 March 2012 at 18:00 UTC in #wikimedia-office. I hope to see you all there :).

In the meantime, I have greatly expanded the details available at Wikipedia:New Page Triage: there's a lot more info about precisely what we're planning. If you have ideas, and they aren't listed there, bring them up and I'll pass them on to the developers for consideration in the second sprint. And if you know anyone who might be interested in contributing, send them there too!

Regards, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 00:22, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Lincolnwood, IL[edit]

The Education section of the Lincolnwood, IL wiki is irrelevant to the actual education of Lincolnwood. Naming names is unnecessary as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Happygolucky6789 (talkcontribs) 18:19, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

The people noted in the education section are publicly elected officials. Their actions have a large current impact on the residents of the community. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Friendoflincolnwood (talkcontribs) 18:07, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

help triage some feedback[edit]

Hey guys.

I appreciate this isn't quite what you signed up for, but I figured as people who are already pretty good at evaluating whether material is useful or not useful through Special:NewPages, you might be interested :). Over the last few months we've been developing the new Article Feedback Tool, which features a free text box. it is imperative that we work out in advance what proportion of feedback is useful or not so we can adjust the design accordingly and not overwhelm you with nonsense.

This is being done through the Feedback Evaluation System (FES), a tool that lets editors run through a stream of comments, selecting their value and viability, so we know what type of design should be promoted or avoided. We're about to start a new round of evaluations, beginning with an office hours session tomorrow at 18:00 UTC. If you'd like to help preemptively kill poor feedback, come along to #wikimedia-office and we'll show you how to use the tool. If you can't make it, send me an email at or drop a note on my talkpage, and I'm happy to give you a quick walkthrough in a one-on-one session :).

All the best, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:35, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

A big NPT update[edit]

Hey! Big update on what the developers have been working on, and what is coming up:


  • Fixes for the "moved pages do not show up in Special:NewPages" and "pages created from redirects do not show up in Special:NewPages" bugs have been completed and signed off on. Unfortunately we won't be able to integrate them into the existing version, but they will be worked into the Page Triage interface.
  • Coding has been completed on three elements; the API for displaying metadata about the article in the "list view", the ability to keep the "patrol" button visible if you edit an article before patrolling it, and the automatic removal of deleted pages from the queue. All three are awaiting testing but otherwise complete.

All other elements are either undergoing research, or about to have development started. I appreciate this sounds like we've not got through much work, and truthfully we're a bit disappointed with it as well; we thought we'd be going at a faster pace :(. Unfortunately there seems to be some 24-72 hour bug sweeping the San Francisco office at the moment, and at one time or another we've had several devs out of it. It's kind of messed with workflow.

Stuff to look at

We've got a pair of new mockups to comment on that deal with the filtering mechanism; this is a slightly updated mockup of the list view, and this is what the filtering tab is going to look like. All thoughts, comments and suggestions welcome on the NPT talkpage :). I'd also like to thank the people who came to our last two office hours sessions; the logs will be shortly available here.

I've also just heard that the first functional prototype for enwiki will be deployed mid-April! Really, really stoked to see this happening :). We're finding out if we can stick something up a bit sooner on or something.

I appreciate there may be questions or suggestions where I've said "I'll find out and get back to you" and then, uh. not ;p. I sincerely apologise for that: things have been a bit hectic at this end over the last few weeks. But if you've got anything I've missed, drop me a line and I'll deal with it! Further questions or issues to the usual address. Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 17:08, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Putting On The Ritz (Taco song)[edit]

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New Pages update[edit]

Hey Prestonmag :). A quick update on how things are going with the New Page Triage/New Pages Feed project. As the enwiki page notes, the project is divided into two chunks: the "list view" (essentially an updated version of Special:NewPages) and the "article view", a view you'll be presented with when you open up individual articles that contains a toolbar with lots of options to interact with the page - patrolling it, adding maintenance tags, nominating it for deletion, so on.

On the list view front, we're pretty much done! We tried deploying it to enwiki, in line with our Engagement Strategy on Wednesday, but ran into bugs and had to reschedule - the same happened on Thursday :(. We've queued a new deployment for Monday PST, and hopefully that one will go better. If it does, the software will be ready to play around with and test by the following week! :).

On the article view front, the developers are doing some fantastic work designing the toolbar, which we're calling the "curation bar"; you can see a mockup here. A stripped-down version of this should be ready to deploy fairly soon after the list view is; I'm afraid I don't have precise dates yet. When I have more info, or can unleash everyone to test the list view, I'll let you know :). As always, any questions to the talkpage for the project or mine. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:27, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

New Page Triage prototype released[edit]

Hey Prestonmag! We've finally finished the NPT prototype and deployed it on enwiki. We'll be holding an office hours session on the 16th at 21:00 in #wikimedia-office to show it off, get feedback and plot future developments - hope to see you there! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 03:34, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

About Eusebiu Blindu sent to WP:AfD[edit]

Hi Prestonmag! Apologies for what might appear to be treading on your toes, but an AfD result would arrive at a more broadly discussed outcome. Please do feel free to discuss this with me in this context and at the appropriate discussion places, with reference to the relevant policies and guidelines tell me I'm a complete stoopid head.--Shirt58 (talk) 13:48, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

May 2012[edit]

Please do not add original research or novel syntheses of published material to articles as you apparently did to Lethal injection. Please cite a reliable source for all of your contributions. Thank you. — UncleBubba T @ C ) 01:48, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

New Page Triage/New Pages Feed[edit]

Hey all :). A notification that the prototype for the New Pages Feed is now live on enwiki! We had to briefly take it down after an unfortunate bug started showing up, but it's now live and we will continue developing it on-site.

The page can be found at Special:NewPagesFeed. Please, please, please test it and tell us what you think! Note that as a prototype it will inevitably have bugs - if you find one not already mentioned at the talkpage, bring it up and I'm happy to carry it through to the devs. The same is true of any additions you can think of to the software, or any questions you might have - let me know and I'll respond.

Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 13:20, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Amrish shah[edit]

I was recently working on clarifying this page when you put the WP:Prod template on it. The creator of this page only had 13 minutes to work on this before the fear of deletion. Just a word of friendly advice: maybe you should give them some more time before sticking things like this on. I won't remove the prod, but in the future you should give new editors and editors/page creators in generall the benefit of the doubt. Have a good day! keystoneridin! (talk) 14:27, 20 June 2012 (UTC)


Why did you delete the db-10? Free group exists already on the It has an interwiki link to pt:Grupo livre that is linked from the new articel too.--Ben Ben (talk) 18:28, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Page Triage newsletter[edit]

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) 19:59, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

New Pages newsletter[edit]

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) 15:42, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Steven St. John[edit]

actually, mayor assert significance, so I'd have gone with a bio WP:prod. Gone now pending RS. Dlohcierekim 22:55, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation update[edit]

Hey all :). We've just deployed another set of features for Page Curation. They include flyouts from the icons in Special:NewPagesFeed, showing who reviewed an article and when, a listing of this in the "info" flyout, and a general re-jigging of the info flyout - we've also fixed the weird bug with page_titles_having_underscores_instead_of_spaces in messages sent to talkpages, and introduced CSD logging! As always, these features will need some work - but any feedback would be most welcome.

Page Curation newsletter[edit]

Hey Prestonmag. 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) 11:00, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation newsletter - closing up![edit]

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) 12:06, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Re:I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Actually, I did not curate it, I made it, but I am autopatrolled. No idea why you unreviewed it, it is similar to 1000's of other pages I made, but you will probably have a good reason for it. Cheers. Ruigeroeland (talk) 17:27, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

No worries! You got me wondering what was wrong with it. :) Ruigeroeland (talk) 20:17, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

This is not a newsletter[edit]

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) 11:17, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

cow horniness[edit]

This page should not be speedy deleted as pure vandalism or a blatant hoax, because it is verifiable and it was kept in 3 times in Portuguese Wikipedia AfD: [3] [4] [5]. If you have doubts about notability, please use AfD. HCow (talk) 22:40, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Baron Whatshisname[edit]

I wasn't aware there was any such thing as unreviewing and I am more than a little mystified why you would have taken it upon yourself to do that for that particular piece. Whatever... Carrite (talk) 17:12, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

I see from an above thread that this "unreviewing" is getting to be a habit of yours. It strikes me as disruptive. Should we ask for other opinions at ANI? Carrite (talk) 17:14, 21 December 2012 (UTC)


[6]. What do you think? TMHD (talk) 19:37, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

CSD declined for Elimination Chamber 2013[edit]

Hey Prestonmag, just wanted to let you know that I've declined your A1 tag on this article. It's not a great article, of course, but the infobox gives enough context to figure out what it's about, and enough information to stave off an A3 deletion (no content) as well. PROD or AfD would probably be a better way to go. Thanks! Writ Keeper 14:46, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Jimmy Dobson[edit]

Hi, Jimmy deserves his page due to his outstanding charity work he has done in his local area. I feel it's important for his name to live on. He is a true community legend. I have added this bit on the end of his page. Regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TrainBoi123 (talkcontribs) 21:54, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Half an Abortion page[edit]

Hi there,

I wish to contest this speedy deletion. For a number of years, Half an Abortion has been a notable artist working in the DIY noise scene in Leeds. His frequent live performances are only one aspect of a busy involvement as a promoter and creator of the Crater Lake Sounds label.

One aspect of the scene is its humility which might run the risk of 'self-imposed ghettoisation'. I wish to make all of his work more accessible, along with the other artists I have made pages about (Duncan Harrison and Early Hominids). Wikipedia pages offer a brilliant source for any given artist's work, for which such a hub of information is often lacking. Too often I have to do my research in finding out about experimental artists and for other artists, Wikipedia does them considerable justice. For examples, search for Neil Campbell (Musician) and Phil Todd.

Please let me know what you think, and thanks for your time!


Lillian Tragichord (talk) 11:00, 2 April 2013 (UTC)Lillian Tragichord

Brinly-Hardy Company[edit]

I have no particular interest in this company, but I'm curious why you think it was a mistake to mark this page as patrolled. The article is not spam, is well referenced, and the company is large enough that there doesn't seem to be a notability issue that would qualify it for a speedy delete. The new pages patrol guidelines say that the primary purpose is "to identify new pages that meet the criteria for speedy deletion." What did I miss? —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 19:27, 1 August 2013 (UTC)


Yea, prob fair enough ae. I just did it as part of a school project but didn't really expect it to last. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Culs1042 (talkcontribs) 06:03, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Talkback from Tucoxn[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: User:Prestonmag/sandbox (September 22)[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: The Stand at Apache River (September 23)[edit]

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We really need more meat than this, like some basic info about how the film was conceived, maybe a short plot summary of a paragraph or so, etc. For example, I glanced around GoogleBooks and found some basic info about the film, including that it was based on a particular book. Things like that, some details about the who-what-why-when-where.
Also, don't start new pages when you improve a draft, just edit right onto that same page. If you need to go "back in time" to earlier drafts to see things you've lost, just use the "History" tab. Right now confine all editing of this article to Wikipedia_talk:Articles for creation/The Stand at Apache River (2) ("(2)" meaning "this guy started a redundant page, but since this is the active one we're going with this version for now"). MatthewVanitas (talk) 18:11, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: The Stand at Apache River (2) (October 16)[edit]

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Hello, Prestonma! It seems that you have created two draft articles about "The Stand at Apache River". Do you mind if I delete the older one with no references? You won't need it because the newer one is better. —Anne Delong (talk) 00:45, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Deletion of xtam4 (hacker)[edit]

Well he is ranked #1 by most notorious pakistani black hat hackers, so the subject have a importance, Why is it deleted?.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deathlyinfo (talkcontribs) 00:41, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

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Your draft article, Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/The Stand at Apache River (2)[edit]

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Reviewing work[edit]

Thanks for reviewing my articles, you're doing a great job! Kind regards from Belgium. Eden10Hazard (talk) 20:51, 10 August 2014 (UTC)


...for your review of Rebecca Da Costa. Spicemix (talk) 11:02, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Author "taylor stevens'[edit]

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Dina Rae (singer)[edit]

Yeah, I know the page is a work in progress; first page I've ever created and I was going to re-edit it tomorrow but I've added some stuff to it now, hopefully it is in with guidelines of Wikipedia now, but thanks for letting me know Bling$Bling$Blang$Blang$ (talk) 21:05, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Just as a quick question do you know how I can upload a picture to the article? Bling$Bling$Blang$Blang$ (talk) 21:32, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

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I tagged a page you have reviewed for deletion[edit]

Hey Prestonmag. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Sertoca, and have tagged it for deletion. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you.  SmileBlueJay97  talk  14:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

About the deletion...[edit]

Delete the article, it was a joke. --DarthNightmaricus (talk) 23:52, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Surfacepm, Prestonmag.

Unfortunately SantiLak has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

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To reply, leave a comment on SantiLak's talk page.

I unreviewed it because it seems like the creator is the company that created it and it seems to need more reviewing in order to prevent advertising. SantiLak (talk) 00:50, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

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Darren Keyton Article[edit]

im working on adding citations to that article. I'm new and still trying to figure out how to do everything. Please do not have it deleted yet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Csrtmr (talkcontribs) 03:16, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

On the Vivek Nagul article[edit]

I have provided the Reference now but anyway thanks for bringing it to my notice. I request you to cancel your deletion request soon. Thanks!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richie Gooner (talkcontribs) 14:53, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

DWTS Australian Pros[edit]

I don't want all Australian DWTS pros to be delete. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ThorpLove (talkcontribs) 00:15, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Articles for deletion/Vivek Nagul[edit]

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Speedy deletion declined: Car-napping[edit]

Hello Prestonmag. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Car-napping, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: There is sufficient context to identify the subject of the article. Thank you. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:57, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

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Significance of Valora (band)[edit]


You tagged the page Valora (band) I created because "the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia" according to you.

I don't see the relevance of such information in the article. What make you think the subject isn't important enough to tag it ?

I'm a new contributor, so ... I'm new. I read the page Wikipedia:Credible claim of significance and it seems the band would have to be "notable", which I guess is the case.

The story is that I watched a youtube video of this band [] and wanted to know more about them. As many persons, my first source of information in this case is WIKIPEDIA, but the page didn't exist. The band and its main singer are mentionned in some articles, for example Blow Me Away, but no link to an article of the band.

So I created a page with the hope it would be edited and completed by people knowing more about them. To me, a quick search here on Wikipedia or Google show the significance or importance of this band, and I think there should be a page on them as there is on all bands of significance or importance. Maybe you disagree with that ? Tell me.

Any information is welcomed.

Thank you, Mevo Wiki (talk) 20:07, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

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