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Deletion of "Paola E Chiara"[edit]

Hi W.marsh,

I wasn't aware of "redirects for deletion" (I'm regularly contributing from January, thus I'm still a bit new to WP). Thanks for pointing that out :) --Gennaro Prota 01:59, 6 March 2006 (UTC)


Nope, not protected long enough. The guy in love with Matt Leinart has returned. Wahkeenah 15:14, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


Cyde.png This user thinks it is ironic that thanks for supporting Cyde's successful RFA came in the form of a userbox.

Here's a userbox for you. --Cyde Weys 04:10, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Science fact[edit]

Could you also delete Sciencefact, as it links to the delete Science fact. Thanks in advance. --Ezeu 00:31, 11 March 2006 (UTC)


thanx for your reply, no I did edit 2nd Earl of CLancarty! perhaps i did soemthing wrong, i did a lot of research on it!

By the way The REAL MC COY was not a cow baron but a British Manufacturer! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Newsgirl (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Old Man (AoM)[edit]

I don't get this. Nominator votes delete, one other person votes delete. It's quite rightly relisted. 4 minutes later with still only 2 contributors you close the debate as a delete?! Seems highly irregular to me. --kingboyk 11:30, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Pirate jokes[edit]

You arrrrrr no fun :-P Cyde Weys 22:03, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Posse of Two[edit]

I think it's harsh to put up the speedy delete, which I did for about two seconds, before reverting to yours. But the article is of no relevence, and I don't want to bite a 14 year old. What to do? It's too minor for RfD...TKE 02:21, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Request to reconsider deletion of the Hemobag[edit]

Hi, W. Marsh,

You deleted The Hemobag but I have permission from the company to create the wikipedia entry (let me know what proof of permission that you need).

Although the Hemobag is a commercial product, it is legitimately one of about 3 ways to process and transfuse a patient's own autologous blood during surgery. Moreover, the article is loaded with valuable background information on blood salvaging and educational references on "bloodless surgery" and bloodless surgey websites and also takes a neutral point of view on the product.

I note that wikipedia has other entires on blood salvage companies, most notably [Haemonetics]: They have a company entry with none of the educational material that I used in the Hemobag entry. Seems weird to me!

Please reconsider deletion of the Hemobag or let me know what I can do to make it acdceptable. Many thanks.

Cheers, Pat <user: blut> Pat's University of Alberta homepage Webmaster for: TraQ TSO CSTM —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blut (talkcontribs)

broadband elite[edit]


I was just wondering how often you would review an article that has been flagged with: {{notability}} I have added some more content to Broadband_Elite but im not sure on wether this has increased it's 'importance' or not, and wether it is now 'noteable'.

Any help/suggestions you could provide would be most appreciated.

cheers kayno

Kayno 03:07, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Southern Pacific 2472[edit]

Thanks for helping out with Merengues. Could you please explain how the Southern Pacific 2472 article is not a stub? Thanks. --Hetar 06:01, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for butting in: It's a copyvio if you ask me... see the talk page for it, I spotted copied text from the GG webpage after I had dumped some effort into fixing the article up a bit. Once that text went away it would be massively a stub as there would be nothing left. ++Lar: t/c 06:56, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

  • replied on article's talk page. --W.marsh 07:03, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

About Bombay Vikings[edit]

Hi, I started a page on Bombay Vikings, which is a very popular Indi-pop group in India, But by mistake in the title, I placed a small 'v' in 'Bombay Vikings', instead of capital 'V', How can I change it I am new to Wiki, so please help me. Thanks and Regards Uday.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Parmar uday (talkcontribs)

Thanks a lot[edit]


Thanks a lot for your help

Uday —Preceding unsigned comment added by Parmar uday (talkcontribs)

I Am Sparactus[edit]

I feel that your decision to delete the "I Am Spartacus" article is a wrong one. Althou it may not seem like it from wherever you are, the community in which I live want to see itself represented just as much as your's. —Preceding unsigned comment added by IAS FAN (talkcontribs)

Cleanup date[edit]

Hi. Just curious why you changed the date format in Dave Duncan (baseball)? Those are supposed to be basically equivalent in Wikipedia, i.e., they would both get changed to match the reader's date preference. Did you see something different between the two revisions? —Wknight94 (talk) 21:11, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Ah ha. Not a problem. Just got me nervous that I was doing things wrong this whole time! I was going by this link. Thanks.  :) —Wknight94 (talk) 21:22, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Tawkerbot2 there[edit]

That was a weird weird weird edit conflict issue, I've fixed the page and looking at the bot -- Tawker 23:02, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Insomniac186 put it back again...[edit]

Just as a heads up... see Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Reinsertion_of_copyrighted_material. Happy editing! ++Lar: t/c 23:53, 13 March 2006 (UTC) (PS I watch talk pages, will see replies here)

Jumping the gun.[edit]

Any particular reason for jumping in the Paul Hernandez edit I was working on??? It seems that the page was barely up for a minute before you jumped in make the move I was well aware of. Please refrain from stepping on my toes in the future... Folajimi 05:06, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Well, if you were at all familiar with Wikipedia etiquette, you would have known it is a faux pas to hop in on a brand new edit. If you want to be rude, feel free to take that elsewhere. I am not here for drama from you, so spare me your "'s not your article (or mine)..." retort. If you need something to do, you would be well advised to find something constructive to do. Folajimi

Louis I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria[edit]

Hi, be careful when replacing links, in this article German referred to the German language not the modern country. Arniep 20:23, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

My [RFA][edit]

Thank you for expressing your opinion. Could you say what could be further improved?

Additionally, I feel that I should correct you on one issue. I was blocked 2 weeks ago on my request. The other party in the discussion was to be blocked, and I agreed to User:DragonflySixtyseven that we both should be blocked (I accepted that out of solidarization).

Could you please point out persicely where did I go wrong with the AfD so that I can improve that in the near-future?

The other sentence was indeed clearly my POV error. However, before entirely judging it, you have to oversee the situation of the usage (note: Not trying to justify it). --HolyRomanEmperor 16:40, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Jason schmidt2.jpg[edit]

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This media may be deleted.

Thanks for uploading Image:Jason schmidt2.jpg. I notice the 'image' page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then there needs to be an arguement why we have the right to use the media on Wikipedia (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then it needs to be specified where it was found, i.e., in most cases link to the website where it was taken from, and the terms of use for content from that page.

If the media also doesn't have a copyright tag then one should be added. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media qualifies as fair use, consider reading fair use, and then use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other media, consider checking that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Shyam (T/C) 18:25, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Ah that was an upload I did as a relative newbie. I don't think it's fair use at all... I'm going to just go ahead and delete it. Thanks for catching it. --W.marsh 18:27, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Frank Zappa[edit]

The concerns you expressed at WP:FAC have been addressed to the best of my ability. Hamster Sandwich 22:46, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The JMA Show[edit]

Hi, can you take a look at this AfD? Usual procedure with a delete consensus is to delete the article (to get rid of the history) and, if out of process recreation is anticipated, add the {{deleted}} template. Probably doesn't seem like a big deal but getting rid of the history of deleted articles is important for clarity should future issues arise, and perhaps for legal reasons as well. And thanks for helping out with closing AfDs! --W.marsh 00:44, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Good point! This is something that I neglected to do with this article, so thank you for pointing it out to me. I have now deleted the page and applied a {{deletedpage}} tag to prevent its recreation, as pointed out in the AfD. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, it helps me to keep my standards high when editing WP.  (aeropagitica)  00:55, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Please help[edit]

Hi. (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) was blocked today by Sango123 for breaking the 3RR. Now he/she has returned under a different IP, (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log). This is block evasion. Would you be able to help? Thanks. --Khoikhoi 02:31, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Yeah, I saw you on the RC page. ;) I think the IP is a sockpuppet of User:Bitola. --Khoikhoi 02:40, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

The Enterprise[edit]

Hi, where did the article The Enterprise about the wrestling group go? If you know please tell me. Thank You.Rtblaze 16:33, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Michael Tang[edit]

I'm fishing for some help. There's a kid who has created a BJAODN article, and it still exsists. The first creation shows the claim by User:Draganta is true, and the talk page and AfD is getting absolutely rediculous. Care to weigh in? TKE 23:15, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

  • I'm aware of its blatant fraud, it's the fact that it has lasted so long that frustrates me. To me, the idea of someone rallying people to keep such BS is expected. I find the article amusing in an exercise in absurdity, which I do enjoy. I just feel that this has gone too far for too long; giving a someone bragging rights over Wikipedia fumes me. It's why I could never be an admin ;) TKE 23:41, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Peter C. Went[edit]

Mr./Mrs. Marsh,

I noticed that you deleted my article about Peter C. Went just yet. You were right spotting that it was an excerpt of another site (as you pointed out), but as you could have seen, I'm both the autor of the text (about myself), but also CEO and owner of the company from which website the excerpt was taken.

As such, implicitly I thought, had waived all copyright.

Could you please advice how to reinstate?

Thanks, Peter Went —Preceding unsigned comment added by PeterWent (talkcontribs)

Why do you hate Bill Stickers?[edit]

He is the man, and should be forever immortalized on the internets. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Minoritybabble (talkcontribs)

Alamance Alfred[edit]

Please do not delete Alamance Alfred. It is permanently protected against multiple re-creation by the North Carolina vandal. -- Curps 03:44, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks![edit]

WikiThanks.png Hi W.marsh! Thank you for supporting my mop application. It passed at 105/1/0, putting me in WP:100 - I'm delighted and surprised! I'm always happy to help out, so if you need anything, please drop me a line. Cheers! ➨ REDVERS 19:50, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


You wrote: "moved Mancow to Erich Matthew Muller: per WP:NAME should exist under real name, not nickname". I don't see that policy. We're supposed to use common names of persons and things, which in this case is "Mancow" or "Mancow Muller". —Viriditas | Talk 23:07, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Strangely enough, "Mancow" (like Madonna (entertainer)) is the name he uses in public and to conduct most business. We use common names, which in this case is Mancow or Mancow Muller. —Viriditas | Talk 23:21, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Not a problem. In any case, I believe we should move the article to Mancow Muller at this time. —Viriditas | Talk 23:24, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
I'm quite sure he goes by "Mancow Muller" in a professional capacity. —Viriditas | Talk 23:30, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


JA: Does the "no consensus" result on the AfD for Testability mean that the Wiktionary tag can be removed? Thanks, Jon Awbrey 04:06, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Cozido à Portuguesa[edit]

Please, let me know what I can do to make the Cozido à Portuguesa article aceptable for wikipedia. I don't understand what you think is wrong with the article. Page Up 16:43, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Pete Maravich[edit]

You tagged this article for cleanup. I went through it. Deleted some of the garbage. Organized it. Moved some of the loose quotes to wikiquote. Do you still think the cleanup tag is necessary? savidan(talk) (e@) 19:00, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Protologism note[edit]

Hi, I notice that you closed the protologism AFD debate with the result delete. Just thought I'd notify you that the protologism article has been recreated as a redirect to neologism. It seems like a useful enough redirect to me (especially given that protologism is mentioned in the neologism article), but on the other hand, consensus was to delete not redirect. --Muchness 01:04, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for the info. Just thought I'd mention it. --Muchness 02:01, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Shah Mahmoud Hanifi[edit]

I don't know if this is a mistake or not, but on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, which you closed, you stated that the result was "keep", yet the article appears to have been deleted. Don't know what's up with that... SchuminWeb (Talk) 02:10, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Keep decision on Enterprise Dashboard - page deleted anyway?[edit]

Hello. There was a unanimous Keep decision on Enterprise Dashboard (5 keeps). See

But the page got deleted anway? I am the author of the page. Should I recreate it from scratch? Please enlighten me. thanks for your efforts. -- 14:49, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

thanks for restoring Enterprise Dashboard - can you remove the deletion notice[edit]

Thanks for the restoration of Enterprise Dashboard. the notice is still up. Can you remove it? I don't want to step on anyone's toes. Please let me know. thanks for all you do for this community. 20:04, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Mrs. Avick[edit]

This person is very important to many people, you are just envious of her teaching skills —Preceding unsigned comment added by McRand (talkcontribs)

Steve Chappell Entry[edit]


The recent entry of Steve Chappell also deleted was a compilation of several input points from around the country delivered to APG.

Next, Steve Chappell meets the notable and verifiable guidelines set forth.

Please re-add the entry so it may be edited and added to by others across the nation. The additional notables will be added as seperate entries to the wiki as they also meet the guideline established.

Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)


It seems autobiographical and self-promotional. That's not the point of Wikipedia, see WP:NOT. --W.marsh 02:44, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


Agreed, don't they all? I searched WP for those that are in my circle, and some entries are called "stubs". Since there are several other additions to be added to the wiki, including key new terms used in books from this person's entry, what is the best approach? Again, the guidelines were followed, but if the autobiographical component is too strong, we will be happy to edit it out and stick with key points. Would the "stub" be a better approach? - Steve —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

OK, we will try to edit as fit. Again, when searched by people in same circle, and who we know, the content is very much the same. We searched 25 people who fit the same criteria and again, who we also know, and the MO is the same. Every idea in the Wiki is a promotion. It is promotion of the idea, the concept, the person. If the guideline is met, it has place in wikipedia.- Steve's exec staff at APG. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Hi, please check user page again, thank you - Mike Kline and Wendy Goulart @ APG.

  • Well, you can recreate the article as long as it's substantially changed from the deleted version (this is true of most deleted articles). I would suggest you cite where he's been mentioned by the Wall Street Journal, etc. But like I've said... the idea of someone's assistants writing an article about him is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. --W.marsh 03:48, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

- Again, this was a compilation of some thirty sources we polled, including some who are listed in Wikipedia. It was easier for us to do it since we knew the experts who know Steve the best. This is a little more editorial than we had thought. It seems a little anti-wiki from that standpoint. - MK

- Hi again, I have six people here searching WP for people we know in the same circle as Steve. They come up with very much the same demonstratable profile for the others as we have for Steve. So, we are a little confused by the editorial here. We are trying to get this up so other parties can edit and add as fit. I did read your comments, but again, they don't seem to be in line with other notables on Wikipedia. - MK

Out of curiosity, who are these other people? Those articles might be inappropriate for Wikipedia as well, but just haven't been caught yet. Hbackman 04:01, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

- In that case, anyone who has anything to do with technology, business, education or commerce and industry should probably be removed by that standard. Sorry, I don't subscribe to that policing type of editorial- MK

I didn't say that they were inappropriate for Wikipedia, I said that they might be. They might be vanity pages or they might concern people who are not sufficiently notable, for instance.
If you don't want to be "policed," you may not want to be here. Other editors may dramatically edit your article, and if they think it's not sufficiently notable, they will nominate it for deletion (typically this means that there will be a discussion before the article is deleted, so a nomination for deletion isn't the final word -- if enough people believe that the article should be kept, it will be). Unfortunately, if we don't keep an eye on the encyclopedia and cull articles that are non-notable or otherwise don't belong, we get a lot of useless and joke articles that take up tons of server space but are never used or read by anyone except maybe their creators. If you "don't subscribe" to "policing," well, you aren't going to change the entire community on this point, so you should maybe spend your time somewhere that won't frustrate you.
That said, I haven't seen the article that you're trying to write, and so I can't judge whether it's a good page, a vanity page, an ad, whatever. So none of this is trying to judge your article -- I'm just trying to explain a little bit of how Wikipedia works so that you can understand the community better and decide whether you want to participate in it.
Hbackman 04:14, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

- Thanks for your help W.marsh . We will resubmit and let others edit. As far as the others we searched, they have been on Wikipedia for sometime as I believe no one has questioned the notability of the profile they hold or are known by the circles they hold or even the public in general. We have found "this" experience at Wikipedia though somewhat elitist and not very friendly. I work with editors all over the world and have never found such a downed experience for such a simple task. As far as the above user Hbackman comments, I read your user page and it seems to me you are exactly the reason Wikipedia is a little out of control. The user content seems to show that some feel they have a certain power over all, and never for the common good. -MK


  • I think the article on VBus should be undeleted as Vbus is the only bus simulator available to the general public. (there is also a trolleybus simulator SimTR, which has buses, but it isn't as good as Vbus.) I think the deletion of this article reduces the quality of Wikipedia. Andrewjrvhunt 15:16, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


why do you hate mr mcmahon? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Miltot (talkcontribs)


Why did you delete my entry? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Uh who are you? You posted this anonymously so I have no idea. --W.marsh 01:53, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Aftac[edit]

thanks for the update and yes it does need cleanup.

can you change the acronym from "Aftac" to "AFTAC"?

there are several sources for AFTAC info/data but there wasn't an AFTAC article on wikipedia.

i'm hoping that current and past AFTAC'ers will contribute. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DonThorntonJr (talkcontribs)

Pardon my language, but damn it!!![edit]

Sorry, guys. The culprit got away with the crime, so now I gotta use this account to edit on wikipedia on that computer because editing was blocked on that computer unless one has an account. I really tried, but got wrapped up in personal issues & school, so I never had time to find him. I hope I catch the b*@^$%*d someday... —Preceding unsigned comment added by StealthsneakII (talkcontribs)

my deleted entry[edit]

I am sorry that I violated the rules here, if I take out the website, then can I repost my entry? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Chromedevil (talkcontribs)

Im not sure if I made a mistake and did not send you a reply; it was called; 911 eyewitness

and here is the entire entry;

911 eyewitness From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search

911 eyewitness is a documentary that apparently is very controversial and I have found that wikipedia has removed the listing for 911eyewitness after some debate about the neutrality of the information it had on the site about 911 eyewitness. I know the filmmaker is Rick Siegel, of OnlineTV. For some reason IMDB does not have a page for this film either. The website is to purchase the DVD. A free stream of the film can be found here;


—Preceding unsigned comment added by Chromedevil (talkcontribs)

Jerry_Taylor deletion[edit]

Although the entry may have seemed NPOV, this is a big story on the internet, and as thus is post worthy. The fact that over 200 people have already viewed the page seems to show this. I can volunteer to rewirte this if you wish. Is there anything that would make this entry acceptable for you? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaduncan (talkcontribs)

I deleted only later versions of it, due to process. I have actually argued for undeleting the earlier version at WP:DRV, where discussion is continuing. --W.marsh 03:53, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

All I did was provide facts.... Indisputible facts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

user & NFL edits[edit]

not sure if you can do anything about it, but I'll request a block of, who has been repeatedly making poor edits to Peyton Manning as well as Kurt Warner. My last reverts warned him about WP:3RR. Simishag 22:35, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

April fools[edit]

Apparently you have no sense of humor. Good to know ^__^--NightDragon 02:29, 1 April 2006 (UTC)