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CFD nomination of Category:1813 in Germany[edit]

I have nominated Category:1813 in Germany, a category you created back in early June, for deletion. I have done this because Germany did not come into existence until 1871. The discussion for the nomination can be found here: [1]. Terrakyte (talk) 22:21, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for the mess[edit]

Hello. While perusing AfD, I ran across your listing for Chicago Film Producers Alliance. However my take on the beginning part [2] is a little different. ATurnerIII (talk · contribs) did not complain loudly; he instead asked nicely [3] to the first random member of Category:Wikipedia administrators who will provide copies of deleted articles he found - which happened to be me. As per his request, I userfied it and left him instructions [4] to "improve the article so that it meets our organizational notability standards," and then "move it back into article space." Had I known that he ignored my instructions and re-created essentially the exact same article the next day, I would have deleted it myself. I am not sure what I should have done differently, but I am sorry that you have had to deal with this entire mess, and especially the editor's belligerent attitude. I feel responsible, and would like to apologize to you. --Kralizec! (talk) 15:41, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

<Shrug> Thanks. I hear what you say about him not "complaining loudly" at first. What I have seen has mostly fit that. Sorry to have misstated the history. As for dealing with the attitude, I consider that to be par for the course. When I visit CAT:CSD to process deletion requests, I'm likely to upset someone. Being an admin has given me pretty thick skin. Anyway, I have no problem with your actions, and had in fact offered to userfy the article for the author myself. You just did it first. I suspect if you had not gotten involved, I would have ended up doing much the same thing myself, and the situation would have played out very similarly. <Shrug> - TexasAndroid (talk) 17:15, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
Striking one bit. Looks like I was mixing up who I offered userification to. I still likely would have done so at some point, as that's part of my standard process. - TexasAndroid (talk) 17:18, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks....[edit]

Thank you much for the Barnstar... Eve Hall deserves one as well... as do you... everyone there who showed continued patience and civility. Your consideration is much appreciated. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:04, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

If you think Eve deserves one, then feel free to hand out one that way. Your actions were the ones *I* particularly noticed. As for the possibility of me getting one, I'll pass on that particular one. I can see how such might seem like salt in the wounds of certain people, and I see no reason to cause such. My part in this saga ended days ago when I realized anything I wrote was inflaming the situation instead of calming it. - TexasAndroid (talk) 16:37, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Deleting "Chicago Film Producers Alliance"[edit]

I don't care for a subjective and inconsistent process. And the fact that you and others have group think and banded together to delete the article is more evidence of the site's weakness. Sure, I can have more 3rd party article written about CFPA and will. In fact, they are being writting now. But, it's too late. This has become a legal issue. I'm in contact with my attornies about antitrusut violations and soon will contact the site's owner. You can't accept other similar groups for different reasons and selectively reject CFPA. It's illegal. And rest assured, when the summons are issued, your name will be on one.--ATurnerIII (talk) 00:26, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Nicholas de Fleury and Francis Crawford of Lymond - Family Tree[edit]

I created the above mentioned page and saw that you had nominated it (and had it) deleted a few months ago - I was just wondering why this was the case? Perhaps a solution would be to move the information to the Lymond Chronicles page or The House of Niccolò page (or both?) if you do not feel it can stand alone? Thanks - Merteuil (talk) 00:32, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nicholas de Fleury and Francis Crawford of Lymond - Family Tree for why it was deleted. I did not nominate it, I only processed the result, which was a clear Delete consensus. - TexasAndroid (talk) 02:33, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Trados[edit]


Could you please userfy the deleted versions of Trados, which you deleted, for me? I am thinking of rewriting the article and could perhaps make use of old versions. Cheers, Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 23:41, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

I have undeleted the history. No real reason to keep it deleted when there is a useful history since the last deletion. I have also declined/contested your PROD for a couple of reasons. PROD should not be used on redirects, but also nothing about it being currently a redirect prevents you from replacing the redirect with a useful article. But as for the restored history, I believe you will not be finding anything useful in there. (Nothing there really to be useful.) Useful or not, the history is now visible. Anyway, good luck. - TexasAndroid (talk) 15:29, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Yep, the history isn't useful ;) Regarding whether being a redirect prevents me from creating a useful article, I agree it doesn't. However it does prevent people with less wiki knowledge from figuring out how to create the article. Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 16:14, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Kumamoto En entry[edit]

I wish you had not deleted the Kumamoto En entry. I own and appreciated the entry here. Would it be possible to restore it?

Thank you.

Don Pylant —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:54, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

You will need to release your text under the GFDL license if you want it to appear on Wikipedia. You need to be aware of what this entails, so please read the GNU Free Documentation License information. The GFDL is a powerful license for sharing text, but it is not for everyone. Among other things, by using the GFDL, you are allowing *anyone* else to use your text for *any* purpose, including commercial uses. Wikipedia, for instance, is replicated by many other sites that wrap their own advertising around Wikipedia's content. Wikepedia allows this, and anything placed on Wikepedia must be compatible with this, and other uses.
If this is acceptable to you, I can show you how to officially release your text under the GFDL in order to allow it to be used here. - TexasAndroid (talk) 18:29, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I would like to do that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:37, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm reproducing just below this the text from a template that deals with the issue: - TexasAndroid (talk) 00:25, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Explain this on this article's discussion page, then either display a notice to this effect at the site of original publication or send an e-mail from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en at wikimedia dot org or a postal letter to the Wikimedia Foundation. These messages must explicitly permit use under the GFDL.
Note: Articles on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view and must be verifiable in published third-party sources; copyright issues aside, your text may not be appropriate for inclusion in Wikipedia.

CfD nomination of Category:People of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks[edit]

I have nominated Category:People of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for renaming to Category:People of the 2008 Mumbai attacks (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Cerejota (talk) 11:56, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

notification of proposed deletion[edit]

Proposed deletion of Madison Community Cooperative[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Madison Community Cooperative, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process because of the following concern:

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All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

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RE: Compulsary[edit]

It wasn't a soft redirect; it was basically a page saying "Search Wiktionary". Though I'm not sure, is that standard process? I'll reinstate it if it is... Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 06:40, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Huh, that's pretty useless. Well, I guess I'll recreate it. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 16:13, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

No content in Category:2012 in South Africa[edit]

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Debelah Morgan[edit]


Last November you deleted It's Not Over (Debelah Morgan album) with the reasoning that "artist has no article here". Debelah has an article, I wrote it in early 2005 and it still exists, as do the articles of her other albums. Can you please re-create the article? She is notable enough.

regards, – Alensha talk 20:24, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

The entire totality of that page was a track listing. No description, no references, no cover, no nothing. As such, it's really not worth restoring. If you want to create a worthwhile page on the album, feel free to do so. - TexasAndroid (talk) 04:21, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I thought it was a useful article like her two other albums. I'll try to write a worthwile one. – Alensha talk 14:39, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


Excuse me MR.TexasAndroid but I really don't think you're important because no body really knows who you are! There won't be a next time when you block my information from this website. Warning:If this happens again I WILL block YOU from Wikipedia. Sincerly, Casesamong! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:44, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for the mess[edit]


Another Message From Casesamong!![edit]


Category:924 BC[edit]

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I notice that this category you created is unpopulated (empty). In other words, no Wikipedia pages belong to (are members of) it. If it remains unpopulated for four days, it may be deleted, without discussion, in accordance with Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#C1. I'm notifying you in case you wish to (re-)populate it by adding [[Category:924 BC]] to articles/categories that belong in it.

I have also blanked the category page. This will not, in itself, cause the category to be deleted. It serves to document (in the page history) that the category was empty at the time of blanking and also to alert other watchers that the category is in jeopardy. You are welcome to revert the blanking if you wish. However, doing so will not prevent deletion if the category remains empty.

If you created the category in error, or it is no longer needed, you can speed up the deletion process by tagging it with {{db-author}}.

--Stepheng3 (talk) 20:52, 10 February 2009 (UTC) Same thing with Category:559 BC disestablishments. --Stepheng3 (talk) 20:54, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

A similar situation has arisen with Category:2003 in Nepal. --Stepheng3 (talk) 21:18, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

And also with Category:2012 in Africa. --Stepheng3 (talk) 21:19, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

And Category:728 BC establishments --Stepheng3 (talk) 21:32, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

I have no problems with date categories that I created being CSD:C1 deleted if they now truly fit the bills. All had articles in them when they were created, but obviously things change. There's really no need to list out each one for me that you find like this. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:34, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
I'll try to keep that in mind and spare you the notifications. --Stepheng3 (talk) 22:48, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Zhone Technologies[edit]

TexasAndroid - I noticed you deleted Zhone Technologies a few months ago. Can you restore the original text in my userspace. Not sure what the content of the article was that you deleted but I have come across it as a fairly notable producer of network products that was owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (an article I am working on) and figured I could get it in decent shape if there was already a start.

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Not really much there for you to work with. What was there is now at User:Urbanrenewal/Zhone Technologies. - TexasAndroid (talk) 00:08, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedians by alma matter[edit]

Might you be able to explain to me exactly what the problem is with the article creation I attempted. I don't really understand the notion of project versus some other namespace, particularly how such distinction can be controlled. There is not currently such a group, and there should be, as I am a probable Wikipedian, and I did graduate from CalState Fullerton. Have you any suggestions? William R. Buckley (talk) 17:31, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Categorization. You wanted to create a category, and instead created an article. Wikipedia is sectioned off by namespaces, with different namespaces serving different functions. If you look at your contribution list, and click the Namespace dropdown in the search area, you'll see a list of various namespaces on the project. Categories go in the category namespace. They simply will not function if they are not there. What you did was create an article in the main project namespace, that had the contents of a desired category. Anyway, please read the categorization link above for information on how categorization is supposed to work. - TexasAndroid (talk) 05:00, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much. William R. Buckley (talk) 05:51, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of TurnPro Magnetic Finger[edit]

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Banister Fletcher (politician)[edit]

Perfectly valid stub, asserts notability, and doesn't need tagging. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in my day. When I am the only one writing this series of articles, I can't do everything at once. Thanks. --Rodhullandemu 01:02, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

It was unsourced and uncategorized. Those were the two tags I added to it. Being a stub does not exempt it from sourcing requirements, and all articles are supposed to be categorized. - TexasAndroid (talk) 21:46, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Page: Ng Chee Yang[edit]

TexasAndroid - I realised you deleted the page Ng Chee Yang just yesterday. I'm a representative of the artiste Ng Chee Yang [1], and I was going to update the page with the existing information. Could you restore the page so that I can work on the information that was already present? Thanks.

Gefang (talk) 06:03, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

The article was deleted because it was tagged for over 1.5 years as likely not meeting notability inclusion requirements, and looking at it yesterday, I saw no indication that this had changed in the intervening time. You need to read WP:NOTE and WP:BIO for these requirements. If your client does not meet these requirements, then his page will likely remain deleted, it's as simple as that. And you need to show exactly how the requirements are meet, preferably by providing reliable, independent, non-trivial references to establish his notability. Anyway, in the mean time, I have userified the article for you to work on at User:Gefang/Ng Chee Yang. - TexasAndroid (talk) 15:32, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Criticism of Barack Obama[edit]

You deleted this article, but I have a couple questions: One, where is the history of discussion related to that specific article. Two, what was its actual content at the time of deletion? Three, was there an AFD for the article or was it speedy-deleted? -Stevertigo 17:36, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

The version that I deleted consisted, in sum total of the statement "Page currently under construction". We do not do under construction pages like that on the project, and thus it was deleted under CSD-A3, for having no content. Before that it was deleted by User:Versageek on October 23, 2008 and User:Nancy on January 26, 2009 for being an attack page, and by User:Gogo Dodo, as the first speedy delete on October 23, 2008, for also at that time having no content. I stand by my speedy deletion action, as there indeed was nothing useful there at the time. You will have to ask the other three admins about their actions. - TexasAndroid (talk) 21:52, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: IP Unblock[edit]

It was worth a try anyway. Thanks for your time. Glacier Wolf 19:10, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Tagging articles[edit]

It would be create when you tag new article with a lot of templates, as you did to Crede procedure, if you use {{Articleissues}} instead of the individual templates, it really helps to improve readability and reduce clutter. For example, see this diff which shows me converting all the tags you placed on the above article become converted to {{articleissues}}. Happy editing! Foxy Loxy Pounce! 02:15, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

I have one major problem with {{Articleissues}}, that will likely make me hesitant to use it until/unless solved. The template does not place the article in the appropriate categories for the uncat criteria. The people who patrol the uncat tags are one of the fastest groups to fix the situations for their tags. Articles are regularly categorized within 24-48 hours after uncat tagging. But if the articles are not properly categorized for the uncat groups, you are defeating the ability of this group to get these things fixed. I'm going to bring this subject up on a couple of appropriate template talk pages. This should be able to be fixed, but as it is now, I do not like the combined template. - TexasAndroid (talk) 04:37, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
And seeing the response you got on the template talk page, it's worse than a lack of categories, the uncat is apparently totally not supported with the AI template. I would ask you to please not be wrapping up uncat templates into the AI template until/unless uncat is supported. And that you undo any such wrap-ups that you have done on articles that I have tagged. - TexasAndroid (talk) 04:43, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I have rectified the only article on which I changed it. So it has the articleissues template at the top and uncat at the bottom (which is suggested on its documentation page). Foxy Loxy Pounce! 07:18, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Personally, at this time, I'm not too concerned about top or bottom for Uncat. Given how fast the categorization people are handling these, it's IMHO kinda a moot issue. But thank you for the undo. - TexasAndroid (talk) 13:32, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

How to find sources?[edit]

Nearly all my settlement articles gets a no sources mark. How schould i find sources. Because, i simply just clicking around on google earth and find these small vilages and they often don't have reliable sources. (Sorry for my english)The Rolling Camel (talk) 21:57, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I do not have an easy answer for you, sorry. What I will do, when I have time, is try to hook you up with an appropriate WikiProject that likely would be able to help you. - TexasAndroid (talk) 23:16, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok. As a simple place to start, how about Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Geography. This would be a good place, I would think, to get people who could assist you with generally sourcing geographical articles. - TexasAndroid (talk) 18:37, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
OK, Thanks. The Rolling Camel (talk) 18:06, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Is This Article Okay To Publish[edit]

Hi - I had started an article that was removed due to lack of references & citations. I have reworked the article and before I published it under "Kurt Oldman" I was wondering if you could quickly review it to make sure it meets Wiki standards:

Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lexme123 (talkcontribs) 01:28, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: Transwiki bot[edit]

The bot imports all the articles to WT's Transwiki: namespace so they can be cleaned up into proper dictionary entries before they go "live". The page is here and doesn't seem to have been worked on yet aside from the bot removing the transwiki template. The bot was having some issues yesterday due to an "upgrade" I made, but this wasn't one of them. Hersfold (t/a/c) 17:40, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

about NRHP disambig pages[edit]

I see in your contribution history that you are very active on short pages. A month ago you converted a two item disambig page at Effingham County Courthouse into a redirect. I just recreated the dab page. Technically i agree you were right to be concerned that one of the two items was a redlink, not supported by a bluelink as is in fact required for MOSDAB compliance. In my re-creation, i put in a supporting bluelink that complies, per MOS:DABRL and per extensive discussions with dab editors at the Disambiguation WikiProject.

If in the future you come across other short disambig pages involving NRHP listings, I would appreciate your noting it to me. I will come fix it up, perhaps creating the NRHP articles for individual sites and/or adding required extra bluelinks. Thanks, and keep up the good work! :) doncram (talk) 08:06, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

I have no problem with this in theory, but as a practical matter, when the short disambig gives no indication that NRHP is involved, then this is not an easy request to fulfill. - TexasAndroid (talk) 13:20, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

To TexasAndroid RE -[edit]

Today you deleted this article that I wrote -

My father wrote the book that this character comes from and I wrote the article- why was this deleted?

You can check the following sources to see the book exists and is copyrighted -

I have been redirecting people to wiki as these articles are posted. Please let me know if you will continue to delete my work.

Jakesnake13 (talk) 02:17, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

It was deleted because you blanked it with an edit comment of "this is a duplicate page made by needing administrative rights" and contents of "this page needs to be deleted". Sorry if I misinterpreted "this page needs to be deleted" as a request to.... delete it. It is standard process on the project that, when a page is blanked by it's sole or primary author, that is taken as a desire for the page to be deleted. And when the page itself says that it needs to be deleted, that's another pretty unambiguous sign.
Anyway, if you would like for me to undo this deletion, please just say so. - TexasAndroid (talk) 04:54, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Deletion: Unity Reggae Band[edit]

About your unilateral deletion of Unity Reggae Band, UAB meets WP:BAND requires for notability. I had included coverage in a notable newspaper article.--Loodog (talk) 17:09, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Marginal, at best, if that. WP:BAND says "Has been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works whose source....". You have one. One is not "multiple". I've restored it for now, as, at the minimum that one source invalidates my A7 speedy deletion, but I would suggest you find more sources, or it's still likely to be deleted at WP:AFD. - TexasAndroid (talk) 17:16, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Deletion Sheephead (Punk Band)[edit]

I don't understand why you deleted my article.

I was adding more and more info to it everyday. It was like bam. Not a request to delete article.

They tryed that an i had a reprieve and i was getting help. And you came in in the last 12 hours and bam.

How can i add more of my resources if you delete my page? Why? I am not some whack that puts up false info (that happens here and it sucks because i love your site and i think you guys do a good job with it)

What can i do to put this back up? Give me a chance. Thanks Texas

Twmp420 (talk) 19:33, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

You were given three days, after which time the person who originally requested speedy deletion requested it again, after seeing no progress on the notability/sourcing front. I addressed the deletion request, saw nothing that to my eye showed that the group met notability requirements, and then processed the deletion request.
As for moving forward, I have userfied the article at User:Twmp420/Sheephead (Punk Band). This gives you a place to work on the article and bring it up to the proper inclusion standards before you try to again place it out in the main article space. Sort of a personal work area for it. Please see WP:BAND for notability inclusion requirements for musical groups. If the group does not meet specifically one of the numbered requirements, or you cannot provide reliable, independant, non-trivial references to establish their notability, then you are likely fighting a losing fight on this. But if you can say exactly which requirement that they meet, and provide the needed sources to show this, then you are likely going to end up with a nice article. - TexasAndroid (talk) 01:44, 19 April 2009 (UTC)


Thanks, I'm working on a fix now. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 15:06, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Removing AMBox Content[edit]

Hello, an article I posted last year ( received "multiple issues" tags. You moved this article to my sandbox and I have since reworked the article with many references, neutrality and citations. The tags still exists at the top of the article. Is it possible to remove them, since they have all been addressed? Thanks - Lexme123 (talk) 17:08, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

I have asked for some additional eyes on it at Wikipedia:Editor assistance/Requests#Kurt Oldman. The first response is that none of the issues have been dealt with, so the tags need to stay. - TexasAndroid (talk) 05:03, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Dear Texas Android I'm So Sorry![edit]

Texas Android I know you probably didn't expect to hear from me again. And I'm so,so,so soory for things I've done in the past. BUT if you had've took the time to research the articles that I created you would have known that they were true.However you are the best computer expert in the world and I thank you for putting your foot down against my foolishness.

Sincerly yours,

Casesamong! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:20, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Category:Redirects from other capitalisations[edit]

I've nominated Category:Redirects from other capitalisations for deletion here. --MZMcBride (talk) 06:11, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Steve Lawton[edit]

Hi, could you please provide a rationale for your deletion of this article? IIRC, it had a credible claim of significance, namely that the subject had a role in a feature film. decltype (talk) 13:39, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Please see WP:BIO. Specifically, for entertainers, it requires "...significant roles in multiple notable films, television, ..." One or more minor roles does not qualify, sorry. - TexasAndroid (talk) 13:43, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Likely not, but I don't see how that is relevant for WP:CSD#A7, which does not require that the subject meets the notability guidelines. decltype (talk) 13:45, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
A7 requires that they at least make a claim that they might be notable, and for the project notability is defined by those guidelines. If you want me to restore it, I will, but I will be immediately submitting it for AFD as well then. I think that's far more trouble than is needed for an article that IMHO obviously does not meet the inclusion requirements, but I will do so if you would like. - TexasAndroid (talk) 13:52, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
I disagree. A claim of "importance or significance" is "a lower standard than notability". Either way, thanks for being cooperative. I think it's important that articles who are not 100% uncontroversial deletion candidates goes through an AfD debate, even if the outcome is the same. decltype (talk) 15:02, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

deletion of Buy Our Records Inc. Oct. 2007[edit]

Dear TexasAndroid, I started using wikipedia just a few months ago as a reference, so I don't know my way around. I was a partner in BOR for several years, we put out twenty-something LP's, almost all on cassette also, maybe 5-6 CD's ourselves in the US, a few under a manufacturing and distribution deal with Restless/Enigma and several releases as Buy Our Records Europe under a joint-venture agreement with Semaphore Productions of Schagem(?spelling), Netherlands. We put out: a record by Pussy Galore, Pussy Gold 5000, Raging Slab's first two records, 2 from The Electric Love Muffin, The Honeymoon Killers, The Love Dolls (who were also in two movies and whose bass-player Abigail became succesful); and 3 from Adrenalin O.D. 'The Wacky Hijinks of Adrenalin O.D' sold 50,000 units including foreign licensing. Other bands on our label included P.M.S. (Pre-Metal Syndrome), Pleased Youth, Children in Adult Jails, F.O.D. (Flag of Democracy), Skulls, Big Stick, X-Men, Bedlam, Bodies in Panic Some of our releases made the Radio Airplay charts of CMJ (College Music Journal) and Rockpool. We advertised in Spin, Creem ,Rip and a bunch of smaller magazines. Our last release M&D'd with Restless records as a Buy Our/Restless release was from 'Lucky 7' titled "Feed the Snake". It received a favorable review in 'Rolling Stone' with 3 stars, and their live shows were sponsored by Miller Beer for two years. We ended-up losing a considerable amount of money, and I put in what unfortunately were my most productive few years to date. I'm disappointed to see you deleted the entry on Buy Our Records. Sir/Madam you deleted part of my life! Can you help me out here? I have some press clippings about the label in print format which I would be happy to mail. No big resentment, but would like to set the record straight. BTW Some of OUR releases are wrongly listed as "self-released" under entries under the bands name in wikipedia. Sincerely, AaronNickmauriello (talk) 18:17, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

The sum total of the deleted content was "Buy Our Records was a popular indie punk label in the late 1980s.". This does not in any way show that this is a notable company. Ideally, an article on a company shows why it meets the requirements at WP:CORP, including providing reliable, independant, non-trivial references to establish the notability.
Anyway, if you are able to provide such references, then feel free to create a new article on the subject from scratch. At this point, and given the lack of anything useful on the old version, I don't see much point in undeleting it at this time. - TexasAndroid (talk) 21:53, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, Ms./Mr. Android, I agree with your decree. I'll meet with my ex-partners to try and get dates and some objectivity(hopefully). G_d bless you for doing all this pro-bono work, Bono does a lot too... Sorry, if I violated protocol,will look for some kind of print "Wiki for tyros" before venturing further.Nickmauriello (talk) 22:14, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Lock of No Surprise (Daughtry)[edit]

Can you unlock No Surprise (Daughtry)? The reason I ask is because the song was just debuted on American Idol yesterday, and it has been airing all over the country today. It is unfortunate that it is locked because there is all sorts of news about the song that should be placed into this record. Thank you. summerridge123 (talk) 12:47, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

It's only semi protected, and you were able to edit it yourself. Given the repeated removal of the deletion notice over the last few days, mostly by IP addresses now prevented from doing so, I'm not particularly inclined to unblock until the deletion debate has concluded. Semi protection allows it to be edited by registered accounts if it needs to be edited. - TexasAndroid (talk) 21:55, 7 May 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up after me by re-adding the templates and using the {{articleissues}} tag. I was going to do that but I got distracted by something else, so I'm glad you were there to fix it. -kotra (talk) 21:34, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

page deletion[edit]

i wanted to know why you deleted one of my pages.You said it was because of unambiguous copyrite infringment. How would that apply if i also was the one who created the web site you said I copied it from? Let me know what I need to do to keep the page. Thank You. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scorpio61116 (talkcontribs)

There are several factors involved here. Read WP:DCM. Most of what I say in the following is summary/interpretation. THe link is the official policy on this.
First off, anyone can say that they created anything from the net. You will need to prove that you have the rights to the material. WP:DCM describes how to do this.
Second, you need to be aware of exactly what this all entails. Text submitted to the project must be submitted under the GFDL license. The license means a number of things, but at the core, buy submitting under the GFDL, you are saying that your text can be reused by anyone, for any purpose, commercial purposes included, as long as the rules of the GFDL are followed. And the GFDL rules are mostly abotu properly attributing the source of the material.
So, if you are OK with this, and can properly follow the steps at WP:DCM, you can get past the copyright hurdle for your article. That still may leave notability problems, though. Please also read Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies)#Non-commercial organizations. If your organization does not meet notability requirements, you may very well overcome the copyright issues, just to see it deleted again as failing the notability inclusion criteria. - TexasAndroid (talk) 23:43, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Page Deletion (Kim Donaldson)[edit]

Dear Texas Andriod you deleted my page Kim Donaldson an article about the international wildlife artist citing G8. I'm new to Wikipedia and although i have read the explanation of what the G8 criteria is i don't understand where the link to a non-existant page criteria applies? Also please tell me you still somewhere in the ether have the userfy as being new it took me an absolute age to get it set up just right. I look forward to your help with this.

With regard to the copyright infringment regarding the biography I have permission to use this as it was originally written by Kim Donaldson himself and he is my Father in-law.

Regards Kevin Payne Kevinlouispayne (talk) 09:46, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

It was deleted as G12-copyright, not G8. As for dealing with the copyright situation, read my response in the section just above. You will need to prove that you are the copyright owner before you can donate the text to the project. - 13:43, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the prompt response. If I understand correctly I can show ownership and responsibility under the terms of the GNU FD licence by placeing this statement at the end of the page The text of this page is available for modification and reuse under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 and later and under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike Is this the case and is there still a copy of the page that you can give me the userfy info on? regards Kevinlouispayne —Preceding undated comment added 15:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC).

Further to this discussion I have requested and recieved permission through to use the text. I e-mailed as suggested in your response above. When can I expect to get the page up and running? Best regards, Kevinlouispayne (talk) 16:33, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Kevin - please read the WP:DCM link referenced above. In particular, the quote you list above would not go on a Wikipedia page; it would have to go on the original page to be useful. Also, it would not be you who emails, as you do not own the copyright and therefore cannot grant it. You would have to get the original owner to grant permission to use it. Note that the email is only the first step. The actual permission is maintained in WP:OTRS. The instructions provide more details.  Frank  |  talk  18:13, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
In addition, having just now looked at the content of the deleted page, I can also say that you will need more sources and a re-write of the page. In addition to having permission to use copyrighted material, you will need to establish notability and you will need citations from reliable sources. Finally, you'll need to make sure it's not written like an advertisement; see WP:CORP, which doesn't 100% apply but gives a general idea.  Frank  |  talk  18:17, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
IMHO the page as it was had at least an assertion of notability, with the number of listed exhibits. So that would get it past A7 CSD, IMHO at least. AFD is another matter entirely. Additional sourcing would go a long way toward helping it be of sufficient quality an article to survive a full deletion debate. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks so much for the help i'll get stuck into understanding the various other criteria you indicated and get to work re-writing. As I said i'm new to this so i'll have to get my head down and iron the article out. Regarding Notabilty Kim's work is sold in Auction Houses internationally and he has a great number of works placed in major collections so I think i'll try to get permission from those institutions to metnion them to help add notability. Also where can I re-build the page and have you look at it once I feel i've fullfilled the criteria, can i save it in the sand box? Thanks again Kevinlouispayne (talk) 10:07, 15 May 2009 (UTC)


...I was really wondering what to do after a deletion, a CSD, a note to author not to remove CSD tag...but as often happens, validation appeared in the form of an uninvolved admin reaching the same conclusion.  Frank  |  talk  14:04, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I usually give a page three strikes. If I'm doing the third deletion, especially if it's three in a short period of time or three for similar reasons, then I give serious thought to WP:SALTing it. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:49, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Blocked LDRA page[edit]

I'm new to adding content to Wikipedia so please forgive any formatting issues. I noticed that the LDRA article has been removed multiple times. I checked LDRA's competitors, Parasoft and Klocwork and found that their pages were similar in regards to content.

LDRA has been around since 1975 and has been a pioneer in the software analysis and testing field. We have plenty of content that would be meaningful to an encyclopedia, particular the innovations in the field that have furthered software testing across the globe.

I'd like to get some suggestions that would be acceptable to the administrative team so content can be posted accordingly. I would greatly appreciate some tips and the chance to post some meaningful content that would fit wikipedia's charter.

Best Regards,

Shan Bhattacharya

Shantabla (talk) 15:23, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Shan Bhattacharya

The article was created and deleted five times. Four at LDRA, and once more at LDRA Ltd. Of the five deletions, three were because the notability inclusion criteria were not met, and 2 were because the written article read like advertising.
For the first, you need to be able to show that your company meets the requirements shown at WP:CORP. The presence or absence of your competitors is irrelevant. The notability of the company in question, by Wikipedia's standards of notability, needs to be shown. Rea that link, as it shows what needs to be done to meet the requirements.
As for advertising, that's a matter of tone. See WP:SPAM for information on avoiding those problems,
If you are wanting a starting place to work from, I can place the older deleted revisions in your user space for you to work on to improve to a point where they will meet the project's requirements. - TexasAndroid (talk) 16:21, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Jack Mancino[edit]

Hi! Could you please specify the reason of the Jack Mancino page was deleted? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Georgeborg (talkcontribs) 18:54, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Please read WP:BIO and WP:SPAM. Biographical articles must meet strict rules of notability for inclusion on the project. - TexasAndroid (talk) 14:22, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Koch Records albums[edit]

I have nominated Category:Koch Records albums (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for renaming to Category:E1 Music albums (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Many ottersOne batOne hammer) 18:35, 17 May 2009 (UTC)


Birthday candles.jpg

I saw from here that it's been exactly four years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 01:53, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. Hard to believe it's been that long. - TexasAndroid (talk) 03:28, 18 May 2009 (UTC)


I respectfully request that you un-delete WikiCity. It was a legitimate listing - just as legitimate as any other business listing on Wikipedia - if not moreso because it is now the largest wiki in the world with over 10 million pages. (This can be verified by checking its statistics at Thank you in advance for your quick response. —Preceding unsigned comment added by NEMN (talkcontribs) 19:31, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Please read WP:WEB. You must show how the page meets one of the listed criteria. Pages on Wikipedia must meet Wikipedia's definition of notability in order to be included. If you cannot show specifically how the site meets one of the listed criteria, then you are fighting a losing battle, sorry. Especially with a proper deletion debate so recently on the subject. - TexasAndroid (talk) 00:47, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


Yet again Mr. Texas you have deleted a page that i had created on Redcastle United with you indicating it is a straight copy of a document from another page. I did use this as a reference but clearly put my own spin on the document. I am new to this wikipedia website and find it abit over whelming how complicated it can be to add just a few paragraphs to a page. Thus my patience with trying to contribute something as innocent as the history of an amateur football team is at the end of its teather. If you have provided the link in the deletion log of the original document you can clearly check that the original document is not a copy of my finished product. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Redcastle01 (talkcontribs) 22:22, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Redcastle United was not deleted as a copy or copyright violation, it was deleted because it did not show how it might meet the notability inclusion criteria of the project. All articles must show that their subject meets a certain level of notability before they can keep pages on the project. In this specific case, please read WP:ORG for the notability criteria for organizations. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:31, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Tim Hammond (Australia)??[edit]

Just querying why this page was deleted? Tim Hammond is a leading asbestos litigation specialist in Australia - taking cases all the way to the High Court of Australia and winning landmark cases for people suffering from asbestosis (or mesothelioma). He is recognised by the Australian media as an expert, as all of the referenced articles will attest, and I believe he certainly fits the notability criterion due to his high profile and success in this area. Also, people with mesothelioma will know of him, and may want to find out more due to his experience in this area. Can you advise what else would help this page remain, as I felt the second revision provided a number of third-party, verifiable sources as to the notability criterion. thanks wadelappWadelapp (talk) 03:10, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Your arguments have made me think that there's a possibility that he might be notable, though I really do not see it. But that uncertainty invalidates the A7 speedy deletion. So I have restored the article, and instead listed it for a full deletion discussion. Thus you will have a full seven days to plead your case to a fuller audience of Wikipedians. - TexasAndroid (talk) 03:45, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Hieratical[edit]

HieraticalWatchman (talk) 07:15, 20 May 2009 (UTC) Could you please tell me why in the world did you delete my article? I have received speedy deletion notices because the article lacks Notability but I have brought arguments that the band is notable!

Please read WP:BAND and explain exactly which given criteria your band meets. You must meet Wikipedia's definition of notability to remain on Wikipedia, not any other definition. - TexasAndroid (talk) 13:00, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
FYI, when you told them this yesterday, their reply was: "Well, it is notable to begin with. It's not my fault that you're to ignorant to recognize that". decltype (talk) 13:06, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

What's the difference pal?[edit]

Hey you, what's the difference between an android and a humanoid??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:28, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Water boat[edit]

I may be missing something, but I kind of doubt water boat was an "article about a real person, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject"... --NE2 15:37, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

It was: "Water Boat, also known as gder01 on youtube, is a recreational poker player..." etc. --Closedmouth (talk) 16:23, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
It's a handle, like "TexasAndroid" is. :) - TexasAndroid (talk) 16:24, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Ah, OK. --NE2 23:02, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Intermodal Container[edit]

You had reverted a blanking of Intermodal container. Could you please help rename (move)Intermodal freight shipping container to Intermodal container. I had asked for administrator assistance with this move several days ago and have had no luck. I cannot make the move by myself. Rlsheehan (talk) 02:55, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Done - TexasAndroid (talk) 03:06, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! Rlsheehan (talk) 12:51, 24 May 2009 (UTC)[edit]

Hi, why did you delete COLSAC? I thought it met the criteria. --Theboardchairman (talk) 17:45, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Please read WP:CORP for notability requirements for companies for the project. - TexasAndroid (talk) 21:18, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

The company has received reviews from newspapers and awards from the NAACP and a lot of celebrities have attended events hosted by COLSAC and all of the proof was on their reviews page, but I was told not to edit the wiki page anymore.--Theboardchairman (talk) 02:49, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Newspaper articles on the company would indeed help establish notability. But you need to provide direct links to the reviews, not links to your company's site. If you would like to continue to work on the article to try to get it to a point where it meets the project's requirements, I would be glad to move it to your userspace where you can work on it with a lot less threat of immediate deletion. - TexasAndroid (talk) 18:22, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

I would love that. --Theboardchairman (talk) 09:19, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

It is now at User:Theboardchairman/COLSAC. Please, please read WP:DCM and WP:CORP. Unless you deal with the issues from both those links, your article is very likely to be deleted once again if it is moved back into article space.
On the copyright issue, the requirement for a link back to your web site is most likely incompatible with the GFDL. You need to release under the GFDL, which has specific limits and requirements, and you cannot add additional ones.
On the notability issue, you need to provide links to reliable, independant, non-trivial references to establish it's notability. - TexasAndroid (talk) 13:59, 27 May 2009 (UTC)


I was trying to update everything on that artists article but you kept deleting it before I could get everything up. You post it then if you can't wait. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Funtup (talkcontribs) 19:53, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

As I offered the person just above you, if you would like, I can move the article to your user space for now in order for you to bring it up to standards before it gets returned to article space. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:16, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

I am new to this and I already made a new page. The link is I'm sorry but I was still updating the article when it was deleted. If the new article looks good, could I have the article name changed to Rehyn. I'm not trying to be a pain but I was really upset before.--Funtup (talk) 23:27, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I see you let this pass as asserting notability, and it's certainly better than the frst speedied versions; but I have taken it to AfD because the peacocky text is a copyvio from somewhere - it's all over the internet - and even if it were rewritten, with just one EP released I don't think she meets WP:BAND. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 08:59, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Perfectly OK. Thanks for the head's up. I'll stay out of it for a day or two, as I'm really on the fence on this one, but your arguments there are fairly persuasive. - TexasAndroid (talk) 14:01, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

I said Be right back... (Power challenge soccer)[edit]

Overthetop2 (talk) 23:41, 26 May 2009 (UTC) On 19th of May: 14:19, 19 May 2009 TexasAndroid (talk | contribs) deleted "Power challenge soccer" ‎ (A7: No indication that the article may meet guidelines for inclusion) However i had just said that i'd complete this article tomorrow. And Power Soccer is a big online game, so why no wikipedia article? This wasn't an advertisment anymore, this was significant, and why no indication for guidelines when i said i'd complete the article when i had some sleep and went to school the next day? My username is overthetop2 if you want to reply on my page, but i'll check this page again anyway...

I'm sorry, but we do not leave lying around articles that do not meet the project's inclusion criteria. Please read WP:WEB for those criteria for web sites. You need to show exactly which criteria from that link your site meets. - TexasAndroid (talk) 01:19, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Just a quick alert[edit]

Fngosa (talk · contribs) left you a message on your userpage. Regards, Dylan620 (Toolbox Alpha, Beta) 22:26, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Joshua Banda[edit]

You deleted my article, the article though short met wiki guildlines may u roll it back please. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fngosa (talkcontribs)

I'm afraid that I disagree. I see no sign that the article met the requirements of WP:BIO. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:42, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mary Healy - Art Historian[edit]

Regarding 1 and 2, I thought about giving it a smaller header, but didn't see the need. Thanks for fixing. =) American Eagle (talk) 17:13, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

IT was getting long already, and the debators are/were showing no signs of winding down, so it seemed like a break was a good thing to me. Sorry for the bad levels on it the first time, though. - TexasAndroid (talk) 17:34, 28 May 2009 (UTC)


I see Tl;dr has been reverted from pointing to TL;DR and the comment mentions a soft redirect. Where was the soft redirect or double redirect please? I can look back here for an answer. Dmcq (talk) 10:18, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Having read WP:soft redirect I see any very short page which essentially points a person outside of the normal wikipedia is a soft redirect. So I guess TL;DR is one as well. I'll duplicate the bit from TL;DR to Tl;dr about looking at the wikipedia essay. Seems a bit wrong duplicating like that but if that's the rules... Dmcq (talk) 10:33, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Redaxscript - Marked for deletion - No indication of notability is given[edit]

Please take a look at and sort it by user rating. Redaxscript is on first position at the most renowned CMS portal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Redaxmedia (talkcontribs) 15:52, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Please read Wikipedia:Notability. Articles need to meet Wikipedia's definition of notability, not some other definition that you have come up with. - TexasAndroid (talk) 16:36, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Farm Radio International[edit]

You speedy-deleted Farm Radio International. I didn't write (and didn't see) the article, but I had heard of Farm Radio International and did a quick Google News Archive search.

There are a number of references at

which I think are enough to establish notability. Could you please restore Farm Radio International, as well as the version that someone else deleted earlier, and add the references that I found? Many thanks. -- Eastmain (talk) 18:28, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Given your stable of article rescue tags, I'm more than willing to give you a shot at it. I've restored the versions that were deleted today, but have left deleted some older revisions that were previously deleted as spam and copyright violations. Good luck. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:19, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Home-made award[edit]

I've got a question from a user that I can't answer. Do you know if it is okay for a user to create an award? Oh, and could you reply on my talk page, because I'm going to be in and out. --Abce2|AccessDenied 22:40, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

My gut feeling is that there's no harm to it, especially if they do not try to put it into one of the existing lines of awards. But I'm really no expert on Wiki-awards, so I'm likely not the best to answer this. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:43, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

But can they give it to people? --Abce2|AccessDenied 22:45, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

You really need to find someone more knowledgeable about rewards, sorry. I think I have given 3-4 barnstars in my entire time, and self-awarded the veteran rewards, as the extent of my experience with wiki-awards. I'm really not the right person to be answering this, sorry. - TexasAndroid (talk) 22:47, 31 May 2009 (UTC)


Potatoes.jpg A sack of potatoes
For the info. --Abce2|AccessDenied 22:53, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

update to LDRA page[edit]

Hi TexasAndriod,

I took your suggestions and made some changes. I was fully intending on you to take a look at it first but, being new to Wikipedia had difficulty tracking down a way to communicate with you. Here is the link to what I have put out there. I'll make some content based minor edits today but let me know if there are changes needed to keep the article within Wikipedia.



  1. ^ "Gefang Music Academy". ‘‘Gefang Music Academy’’. Retrieved 2009-03-09.