User talk:Stifle

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Johnny Terris[edit]

FYI, in case the ping doesn't work: WP:REFUND#Johnny Terris. JohnCD (talk) 22:04, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Is it okay for me to remove AfD tag on Sara Bronin?[edit]

Wondering.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 09:13, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

  • I've removed it, should have done so whilst closing the AFD but my script failed. Stifle (talk) 09:26, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Asking Your Support[edit]

Hi, good morning. I noticed that you are very active on the State of New York University page. I wanted to let you know that the page of one of the trustees Joseph Belluck has been nominated for deletion. I would really appreciate it if you could support the page so that it is not deleted:

Thank you very much Nwerner1 (talk) 13:41, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Vysyaraju Kasi Viswanatham Raju[edit]

Sorry to bother you, but your closure does not correctly assess community consensus here:

  • Nominator says "I'm sure any sources may be non-English and offline" not true, as shown below, a question of fact
  • Necrothesp votes "definite keep", citing WP:NPOL
  • I voted "keep" citing sources, and NPOL
  • Cutest Penguin voted "delete" sayimg that the subject would be notable if true, but says it is a hoax, "Hoax" is not true, a question of fact, so the vote reverts to "notable"
  • Fuebaey changed his vote to "keep", citing my sources and NPOL
  • Nyttend voted "Delete" "per Fuebaey", since Fuebaey changed his vote, this reverts to "keep", for the "Hoax' see Cutest Penguin
  • Sulabhvarshney makes a Comment which is shown to be irrelevant, since the (incomplete) list in question begins only in 1951, and the subject was a member before that

The result seems to be a clear "keep", since there remains not a single argument for deletion. I will add the sources and the info to the article as soon as I come to it. Kraxler (talk) 14:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

As noted in my talk page header and FAQ, I consider all my deletion decisions carefully before closing and do not change them based on talk page requests. In any event, no consensus and keep are functionally equivalent. Stifle (talk) 15:00, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I didn't request to change it. Read my message, and think about it. Kraxler (talk) 15:05, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I thought about it before I closed the discussion; you're welcome to list at Wikipedia:Deletion review if you feel so strongly, but if you do not want the closure changed, then I am not sure what you are here for. Stifle (talk) 15:22, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Pointing out mistakes to prevent them happening again in the future. Constructive criticism. Improving quality. Kraxler (talk) 16:49, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I'd agree, if there was a mistake. There wasn't. Stifle (talk) 08:09, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

IFA Paris[edit]

Our Wiki page IFA Paris has been deleted? Why? We are one of the biggest fashion schools and all the other fashion schools can have a Wikipedia page, but we can't? We changed a lot and tried hard to make it sound satisfactory.. How can I reinstate it? Thanks in advance. Nikki38394724 (talk) 01:28, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

IFA Paris was deleted because the community consensus said it should be. No two articles are alike and each one stands or falls on its own merits, so I am unable to entertain suggestions that because another article exists, yours should also.
It won't be possible to reinstate the article unless further and better reliable sources can be provided to show that the school is properly notable. You'll also need to review the conflict of interest rules. Stifle (talk) 08:09, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to us. We understand that just because another article exists, it isn't a valuable argument. But the page for example is even more worthless than ours was and is also missing credible sources, yet nobody decides to delete it. No idea why our page became a victim. We would like to reinstate the article, making it simpler and narrowing it down to everything for which we have reliable sources. How do we get started with this? Can you give us a helping hand? Thanks.

Nikki38394724 (talk) 09:11, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

As I've already explained, we don't have a particular order for dealing with suboptimal articles.
Have you read WP:COI? Stifle (talk) 10:06, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I've read it. We would like to reinstate the article, making it simpler and narrowing it down to everything for which we have reliable sources. How do we get started with this? Can you give us a helping hand?
Nikki38394724 (talk) 10:23, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, you've said all that already. Repeating the same thing isn't going to help. As you've read the COI rules, you'll know that we don't encourage organizations to write about themselves. You would need to file a request at WP:REFUND for the article to be undeleted as a draft, and then when you feel that it is appropriate as an article, file a request at WP:DRV for permission to move it into the main article space. I will not be in a position to do any of these things for you. If you find yourself unable to file the necessary requests, try filing a request for help at WP:HD instead.
Please note that I am unable to provide further assistance on this matter. Stifle (talk) 10:27, 17 August 2015 (UTC)


Hmmm. I thought I changed that to \.guru, which would only match the blog tld. Never mind. Guy (Help!) 11:00, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

  • All that was there was \bguru\b which I think hits anything where guru is neither preceded nor followed by any alphanumeric character. I think you want \b\.guru\b but I am not confident enough in regexen to be sure I'm right. Stifle (talk) 10:50, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
I thought I fixed it. Never mind, the spamming was low level and is probably manageable. Guy (Help!) 10:53, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Palestine-Israel articles 3 arbitration case opened[edit]

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