User talk:Spartaz

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Spartaz (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA)

What again?

I'm a long term user and have been an admin on or off for a decade. That makes me a bit stuck in my ways but I have the benefit of experience and working through many of the changes that have left us where we are.

A BLP is a serious matter and needs to be properly sourced.

I mostly work on deletion discussions. I am willing to userfy deleted articles for improvement as long as there is a reasonable likelihood that they can be saved.

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Please don't leave talkback templates as I always watchlist pages when I edit and I'm perfectly capable of looking for a reply myself.
please stay in the top three tiers

About Great Spider[edit]

Hi Spartaz,
As you can see (with our magical sysop spectacles) this article has been recreated by Marino73 using bits of the article deleted via Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jba fofi.
I'm leery of an outright WP:G4 tag, given the WP:Good Faithyness categorical imperative. What do you think would be the best way to deal with this?
Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 09:33, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

I think you should send it to afd and link the previous discussion. Cheers Spartaz Humbug! 20:44, 1 January 2020 (UTC)


Hello!Recently you deleted a page in wikipedia.May I know the reason for that? Page- Murali Krishna Woww guys (talk) 10:50, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

  • [[1]] is the reason. Do you have better sources? Spartaz Humbug! 11:27, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

Some humbugs for you![edit]

Mint humbugs.jpg The "you noticed it, you fix it" boiled sweet of individual responsibility
So basically what you are saying is "hey, I did my job at the AFD, you've noticed it has popped up again, and now you are asking me to do your job? Point taken. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Great Spider Shirt58 (talk) 11:37, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Presumably you also knew what needed doing but instead wanted me to do it. Closing an AFD does not make the closer responsible for keeping the content deleted. In fact, most of the time I just clearing out a backlog an have no personal skin in the game. It wasn't the same article I deleted. Spartaz Humbug! 13:28, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

Regarding WOWCube deletion[edit]

Dear Spartaz, I'm writing to you regarding discussion for deletion of WOWCube article. I would like to restore any drafts of that article (if they exist) and move it to my personal sandbox so I could rewrite the article and prepare it for possible moving to mainspace (I think I can rework it so no signs of any promotion would exist there). I have recently made request for undeletion thinking that any drafts may still exist. Unfortuantely, the request was declined according to the fact that there was a discussion. So I was adviced to contact you as the administrator who closed the discussion. I am interested if any opportunities of restoring the draft of article and moving it to my personal sandbox still exist. Best wishes, Mark Ekimov (talk) 16:59, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Happier New Year, now[edit]

Welcome back! --Orange Mike | Talk 00:30, 5 January 2020 (UTC)