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Liberian election[edit]

I'd kind of expect that if you're going to post an item I rejected just an hour earlier, you'd at least acknowledge the existence of the comment and refute it while posting. But I guess that's too much to ask. -- tariqabjotu 21:50, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of Bashir Ahmad (martial artist) wikipage[edit]

I understand that you have deleted or at least petitioned to put the page up for deletion due to the fact that it does not meet the wikipedia requirement of :

1:Subject of multiple independent articles/documentaries--articles should be from national or international media, not just local coverage. 2:Promotes a large number of events annually--the more fights it has sanctioned, the more notable. 3:Has actively been in business for several years - the longer the organization has been around, the more notable. 4:Large number of well-known and highly ranked fighters.

I had linked 3 articles mentioning him, all three of which are well known publications that include, Fighter's Only and Bloody Elbow

This guy is the pioneer of MMA in Pakistan, introduced the sport and runs the only MMA organization in the country, PAK MMA, and organizes events and seminars through out the country on a regular basis, the fact that there is almost no publication regarding MMA in south asia we donot have any media coverage, instead we use our own site to promote the sport in South Asia (

Has been in Martial Arts since 2006, actively competing in the Muay Thai circuit since 2008 and will make MMA debut in 2011 in One FC.

So 3/4 requirement are being fulfilled, then why the deletion? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BOOG33Y (talkcontribs) 18:53, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, as you saw, the deletion discussion took place here. I suggest you turn directly to the corresponding WikiProject, WP:MMA. If they agree the article meets notability criteria, I can easily restore it. Regards. --Tone 21:04, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello, I should point out that MMANOT was never the criteria that these pages needed to meet in the frist place, it was wrong for the other users to use this, as because of how strict the criteria is on there it allows no other fighters that competes at a second tier promotion downwards. I should then state that the real criteria your page should of met was WP:GNG, and basically it means if enough articles exists on him, even if they are just plenty of Google search results on the same person, he is notable, I hope this helps you BOOG33Y. If the page didn't have enough articles at the time, just ask for the page to be reinstated so that you can easily add them in where appropriate. BigzMMA (talk) 12:59, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

The arguments by the OP were all advanced at the AfD - this one should probably go to DRV (if anywhere), rather than a casual reinstatement. Rich Farmbrough, 19:19, 9 December 2011 (UTC).
I agree, let's send it to DRV then. --Tone 20:22, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

ITN Photo[edit]

Just got a photo from Tahrir, Maybe we can add it to the ITN -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 19:23, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

PS: death toll rose to 35 and over 3,200 injuries so the news needs to be updated as well. Sorry to bother you -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 19:30, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Jake Bostwick[edit]

Hello, I believe your the user who closed the debate that this page as well as the page above was part of. I write to request the same thing but for Jake Bostwick. Last night he won the Cage Rage UK Middleweight Championship, he has competed for Cage Rage 11 times and Cage Rage UK 6 times. Now according to how the criteria on the WP:MMANOT page is set for fighters, he pretty much passes the majority of it anyway, but the fact that he meets WP:GNG as well should be a double bonus towards having his page reinstated. Because Cage Rage UK events are tape delayed and shown on TV on the Wednesday after their shows, we can expect more on the results of the events coming from the Thursday morning after it is shown (local time). But there are plenty of sources that talks about Bostwick, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Hi. A reply to both at the same place as this is a common issue. I have no problem in bringing the articles back. However, please contact the guys at the martial arts project and tell them about that so that they are aware of the situation (and we avoid further AfDs). --Tone 19:05, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

I will do that first thing in the morning, but what should I say, that they meet GNG and that we got your blessing to bring them back on? BigzMMA (talk) 21:06, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Well I have just wrote on the WT:WikiProject Martial arts page, informing them that you are happy to reinstate both the pages, so now I'd like to know what does this mean? Do we have to wait until someone replies on that page or will you go ahead and undelete the pages? BigzMMA (talk) 15:12, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Let's wait someone responses. No need to hurry ;-) --Tone 10:33, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Haha alright, Well I put it on the martial arts project page like you said, and one user put the conversation onto the MMA project page, and no-one so far has commented on it. BigzMMA (talk) 13:06, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

I think he meant the talk page :) ... Rich Farmbrough, 19:09, 9 December 2011 (UTC).

Well its about a week now and no-one seems to have disagreed with the possible move, so I think we can bring them back up now :) BigzMMA (talk) 10:32, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Can someone send me and BOOG33Y the link to the WP:DRV discussion, so that we can put in our side in for the pages, I can see that you have decided to take this action but the fact that you haven't sent either of us a direct link to the review means we cannot state the reason why they should be back. Thanks for reading BigzMMA (talk) 11:16, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Ah, I didn't put it, I thought you would. Seems more appropriate... --Tone 12:37, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Well no-one really seems to states a case to say why they should not be put back up so I can only imagine we can avoid that if we can just by moving forward with it. Write a comment back to say what you think. BigzMMA (talk) 22:01, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Checkbox Compliant (Deleted)[edit]

You recently deleted the Checkbox Compliant article. It is currently a red link on Buzzword Compliant (

If Checkbox Compliant doesn't merit its own article, perhaps the contents could be moved to the Buzzword Compliant page? I am a casual reader and was interested in reading about it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:59, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi. The only meaningful content in the deleted article was "A product (typically a piece of software) that is checkbox compliant incorporates most (or all) of the fashionable features listed in reviews in computer magazines". Feel free to incorporate it into the parent article. --Tone 08:46, 20 December 2011 (UTC)


With regard to my "extremely unproductive" comments, I feel I have been subjected to censorship. Sca (talk) 01:09, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Well, I felt the discussion has moved away from the original topic and as such was not fitted for Main page talk space. All the content was still there. I acted perfectly in good faith. --Tone 08:41, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
No doubt. But the discussion was basically over, and I didn't see the need to 'hide' it. One almost suspects anxiety re some North Korean recation, though one hesitates to draw such a conclusion. Sca (talk) 11:49, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
 :-) --Tone 11:51, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
You might be interested in User:Kevin McE's comment on this issue on my talk page.
BTW, I see that, 24 hours later, Kim's mug is still hanging around on ITN.
Sca (talk) 16:27, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
His death's announcement still is most recent event listed. —David Levy 16:38, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

An editor made a point about Main Page practice, normal practice was explained, the OP questioned the value of the practice given its outcome in a particular instance, and questioned whether the strict application was necessary in this instance. In what way is that not suitable to Talk:Main Page? A comment that the discussion seemed to have run its course would have been sufficient: slamming the door on the discussion and hiding it from the view of other readers seemed unnecessarily heavy-handed. Kevin McE (talk) 16:57, 20 December 2011 (UTC)


Hey Tone. With nothing but're wrong. In sentences where the reporting verb is in the present tense, the sentence doesn't change to past tense (as it would if the reporting verb were in the past tense). e.g. "A suicide bomb kills 26 people" → Syria reported that a suicide bomb killed 26 people → Syria reports that a suicide bomb kills 26 people. I'll spare you an English lesson, but you can look this up anywhere; here are some examples for reference. Best regards, Swarm X 00:08, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

You're mistaken. The present-tense event is the report. The deaths and injuries are separate events that occurred previously (and then were reported).
As a more obvious example, consider the dedication of a World War II memorial. One wouldn't say "So-and-so dedicates a memorial to soldiers who die in World War II." The deaths occurred long ago; it's the dedication that's being referenced in the present tense.
To quote one of the examples from a page to which you linked, "Ms. Fein says that she was angry." doesn't become "Ms. Fein says that she is angry.". The act of saying something, not the anger, is the present-tense event. —David Levy 04:52, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Another example: "Scientists report the discovery of a mammalian species that goes extinct two million years ago." Do you see the problem? —David Levy 05:06, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
No. If a direct quote is "a bombing occurred", "bombing" is the subject. If you state that as an indirect quotation ("He said a suicide bombing occurred"), "bombing" is still the subject. The reporting verb ("said", or in this case, "reports") does not become the subject. "She was angry" → she says she was angry is not a parallel. "She is angry" → she says she is angry would be the correct parallel. Why? Because headlines are stated in the present tense—hence why ITN blurbs are always in the present tense. The event here is that a suicide bombing killed 26 people. Since we're dealing with a news headline, we state it as "...bombing kills 26 people..." Since this cannot be independently confirmed, we're simply stating it as an indirect quotation: "Syria reports that a suicide bombing kills 26". Stating it as an indirect quotation like this doesn't somehow require us to modify the tense—quite the opposite. As explained above, present tense reporting verb = no change in the sentence's tense. Swarm X 06:03, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm disappointed that you've reverted it yet again, David. Had you attempted to understand what I was saying, rather than assuming that there's no way in hell you could possibly be wrong, I'm quite sure you wouldn't have done so. Did you really think that I didn't double check my knowledge before launching an argument about grammar? Did you think I didn't dust off the reference guide sitting on my shelf, that I didn't look at multiple websites, didn't confirm my own knowledge multiple times before leaving that comment, to ensure that I wouldn't be arguing from a position of ignorance? I tried to explain, I tried to provide additional examples, but you've reverted based on an argument that simply isn't valid—one that, I have to assume, you apparently just made up. As a result, there's a grammatical error on the front page of one of the most popular websites in the world. Well done, truly. One banana sticker to you. I'm not going to edit war over it, but really, poor show. Swarm X 06:47, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't know why you perceive disrespect on my part, but I can assure you that the feeling is mutual.
Upon reading your initial reply to me (minutes ago), I began to formulate a response. Then I read your followup and realized that I needn't bother writing it. I don't know what changed in 44 minutes, but I suggest that you remove the statement that "this user is fallible and encourages other admins to be bold in reverting their admin actions" from your talk page.
If you're under the impression that I ignored you, my apologies for sleeping. I waited about an extra hour, specifically to explain my reversion and watch for a potential reply (and I see from the timestamps that I just missed you). I messaged you (via a {{talkback}} pointer to this section), a courtesy that you'd extended to only one of the two editors you reverted (i.e. not to me).
And when I happened to awaken prematurely, I got on the computer specifically to check again. Needless to say, I was not pleased to find the above message, which is among the rudest I've received in my seven years at Wikipedia. I'm baffled as to how I provoked such anger and resentment, and I sincerely hope that you don't feel as depressed and disheartened as I do at the moment. —David Levy 08:24, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
As I'm experiencing difficulty resuming my sleep, I might as well address your initial reply.
"She was angry" → she says she was angry is not a parallel. "She is angry" → she says she is angry would be the correct parallel.
Exactly. We don't transform a past-tense statement into a present-tense one when referring to said statement in the present tense. I'll quote your cited source directly:

One of the difficulties with indirect quotations involves the verb tense. The tense of the verb in the indirect quotation depends on the tense of the original statement.
When the original statement is in the present tense (as in our example), then the tense of the verb in the indirect quotation should match the tense of the main verb:

        Ms. Fein says, "I am angry."
        Ms. Fein says that she is angry.

        Ms. Fein said, "I am angry."
        Ms. Fein said that she was angry.

When the verb in the original statement is in the past tense, it must be taken a step back in our tense "time line" (see Chapter 5) when quoted indirectly.

        Ms. Fein says, "I was angry."
        Ms. Fein says that she was angry.

        Ms. Fein said, "I was angry."
        Ms. Fein said that she had been angry.

In the ITN case, the original statement is "A suicide bombing in Damascus killed 26 people and wounded more than 60." (or something to that effect).

Syrian officials report, "a suicide bombing in Damascus killed 26 people and wounded more than 60."*
Syrian officials report that a suicide bombing in Damascus killed 26 people and wounded more than 60.

*illustrative; not an actual direct quotation

ITN is written in the present tense, but this doesn't permeate the timeline (a present-tense report of a past-tense event). "Syrian officials report that a suicide bombing in Damascus kills 26 people and wounds more than 60." conveys that the Syrian officials are describing an ongoing event. ("Health officials report that smoking kills many people." is an example of when such grammar applies.) —David Levy 10:49, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Incidentally, please see this. —David Levy 11:33, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Or indeed you can avoid this mess and go with my edit:
    A suicide bombing in Damascus kills 26 people and wounds more than 60, according to Syrian officials.
Cheers, — Joseph Fox 13:18, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Indeed, that sidesteps the dispute quite elegantly. (Thanks for coming up with a solution.) But because items along these lines arise from time to time (and might not always lend themselves to such recasting), the underlying issue should be resolved. —David Levy 13:25, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Let me say for the record that I also agree that Swarm is incorrect here. And the rewording strikes me as an unnecessary decline in the quality of the blurb. It's not that we all can't agree; it's that Swarm can't. He never should have made a change twice like that, without even a second concurring opinion. Like with the UK/United Kingdom issue, one editor's ignorance (or in that other case, feigned ignorance) should not be yielded to. -- tariqabjotu 15:41, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, David. I think Swarm has a point but the issues is incredibly pedantic. And Tariq, the decline is certainly necessary if it will prevent this misunderstanding - I am of the opinion that it was more than Swarm who was confused by what is a strange, if accurate, wording. — Joseph Fox 04:29, 11 January 2012 (UTC)


you dint restart the timer after GB death(Lihaas (talk) 17:20, 11 January 2012 (UTC)).

Actually I did. I posted this item yesterday already, today I just replaced the image (as A. Ibrahim's has been posted just hours before the update). --Tone 17:25, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
woops, my bad. i jsut came here to remove this and saw you replied ;) ALso realised it had been almost 24 since i cam on here.(Lihaas (talk) 17:38, 11 January 2012 (UTC)).
No worries ;-) --Tone 21:37, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of the UnSun page[edit]

The reasons for deleting the UnSun page were mostly claims that the band is non notable.

I disagree. The lead guitarist is famous, both with a strong cult following as well as international mainstream fame. Originating from Europe, and having little success in the US, does not make them non notable.

The band is signed to a major label, is distributed by universal records, has released commercial music videos, and tours with some of the most famous bands across several genres. They toured with Papa Roach and Tristania (seperately). They played with KMFDM, Opeth, Epica, and My Dying Bride. I can walk in to any music shop in Canada and buy one of their CDs.

While their North American popularity is limited, on the world stage they are certainly notable.

SivviStyle (talk) 16:16, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. You may be correct, but can you provide some non-trivial third party sources about the band? If so, the best idea is to present them at deletion review where the AfD outcome can be overturned. I hope this helps, best, --Tone 18:34, 13 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi, was I able to address your concern regarding the article? I believe you wanted the "death" to be cited? I also think the image (of frog) can be replaced with the one I added at the linked section. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 11:03, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

also for kiribati should vbe "A reelection" for flow(Lihaas (talk) 20:28, 17 January 2012 (UTC)).

Removal of first round of Finnish presidential election, 2012[edit]

You removed my suggestion about the first round of the Finnish presidential election, 2012 from WP:ITN/C claiming it had already been proposed. Note that it was first proposed before voting had even started. I only proposed it after it was made official that Niinistö and Haavisto were going into the second round. JIP | Talk 20:08, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Right, sorry for that. In any case, we do post only the final round results. I remember years ago we were posting the first round sometimes as well, but this practice is long gone. --Tone 21:01, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


Hello hi,

As a Wikipaedian administrator, you've had some first-hand experience with how powerful a tool crowd-sourcing the solution to a problem can be. I am starting a blog for my social media course on the topic of crowd-sourcing, so I'd love to do a short interview with you on the subject. I am still new to this field; it would be nice to get an inside view from someone with more knowledge than myself.

I don't have an active Wikipedia account; if this is something that interests you, please contact me via email (below).

Thanks in advance,

Seth W [REMOVE EMAIL FROM PUBLIC VIEWS] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi, send me a mail and I'll see what I can do. --Tone 15:04, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

ITN Maldives[edit]

left a note at ITN errors. The old Prez's page is more updated. can we de-bold the current to bold his?Lihaas (talk) 11:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

ANC at ITN[edit]

We dont need to mention Zambia winning their first, such trivia is for the ANC page itself where readers can see that. the precedence is to mention them beating IVC.Lihaas (talk) 09:51, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

If I remember, we always mention who was the opponent, if it is a two-team finals. I'll remove the first time, agree. --Tone 09:52, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Tone,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and

Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's

Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we

teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community,

and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what

you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community


_New_class_at_MSU|HERE]], where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my

students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training,

motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one

of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of

communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)

  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will

never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.

  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an

interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.

  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics

review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have

been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak

with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I

will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your

name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be

more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 21:53, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

ITN research[edit]

good on the post, but can we reword to the less vague "scientists report" (as mentioned on ITNC)? Perhaps something like the X plant has been regenerated..."Lihaas (talk) 12:25, 22 February 2012 (UTC)


Lots of results there now :)


-- (talk) 00:04, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

2012 Ecuadorian protests[edit]

Would like to hear your opinion on a matter. There is an issue at 2012 Ecuadorian protests, where ive spelt out (twice) the issues on the talk page, even admitted wrong and accomadated and wanted/called for discussion only to be attacked by threats to close the page without discussion of issues and a blanket revert against BRD norms. Could you give a moment to oversight that discussion and give your view.Lihaas (talk) 18:24, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

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Please recover my page[edit]

Please.......... Armenianwingchun — Preceding unsigned comment added by Armenianwingchun (talkcontribs) 11:01, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi. The article was deleted after a discussion. The problem was that the notability is not established (yet). Maybe it's better to wait for a year or so and then rewrite the article? Regards. --Tone 17:36, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Value-Chain Group[edit]


I do not fully understand how Wikipedia works and why some have high authority and others do not with regard to what is posted. I try to navigate through the site properly but seem to not be very adept and therefore I failed at defending the subject page. Please help me to understand why Value-Chain Group was deleted from Wikipedia? I saw the alert and I thought I had responded to it, but it still was killed. Please advise why some organizations, like Supply-Chain Council, continue while this one is removed?

The playing field does not appear to be even. Thanking you in advance.

ScottKarl (talk) 23:01, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi. The article was deleted following a discussion. As you'll see, there was a concern that the article was promotional in nature and that there are not enough reliable sources. If you can address that, the best idea is to try to rewrite the article. I hope this helps. Regards. --Tone 17:38, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Coach crash[edit]

I've moved it to 2012 Sierre bus crash. Simply south...... facing oncoming traffic for over 5 years 17:50, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

RE: barnstar[edit]

thx ;)(Lihaas (talk) 18:09, 18 March 2012 (UTC)).

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I was searching for information on Darren Craig who is partners with Jeff Nicholas. They started and operate a website hosting/creation business under the name "Uprising Creative" ( I found Jeff Nicholas and a link to their business but when searching for Darren Craig I found that you deleted the page. Below is info on your deletion which, if I understand all of this, you deleted the page on the 2nd of December 2007 because you could not find a "Darren Craig". Is this correct? I found reference to Darren Craig through the Jason Mraz website. I am very new to editing for Wikipedia so I don't but I have joined just incase there is something I can contribute.

18:07, 2 December 2007 Tone (talk | contribs) deleted page Darren Craig (content was: '{{dated prod|concern = Non-notable a search of the name turns up no hits for this Darren Craig, name combined with various combinations of company names returns at most 10 hits.|month = November|day = 27|year = 2007|time = ...')

Captkarma (talk) 17:07, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi, as I see, I deleted that article several years ago - it was a very short one and without any useful references. If you think you have enough material to rewrite the article from scratch, you're kindly welcome. --Tone 17:15, 23 March 2012 (UTC)


Needs a "The" before "African Union". ;) —Best, Strange Passerby (talkcont) 13:10, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Done, thanks for noticing. --Tone 13:22, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Also, think "has been" needs replacing with "is". Best, Strange Passerby (talkcont) 13:24, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
I see David fixed it already. Should be fine now. --Tone 13:25, 26 March 2012 (UTC)


sorry to bother you again but an issue has come up elsewhere in which i more that perfectly and civilly asked for an opinion with nothing untoward, yet the responder for some reason comes up with out-of-the-blue attacks not discussing content. This one boggles me completely. can you take a look and see if im wrong and what was wrong on my part (if thats the case)Lihaas (talk) 10:38, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Huh, can't really help much here... If there was a reference stating that Hindi name is also official name of the event, that would help. Otherwise it's just translating ad libitum. --Tone 14:58, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
the help was on his reaction which was adverse...i dont believe i did anythign to aggravate such a reaction. There also is no source ad the translation is not at all in line with either this title or the past precedence he cites. Which is OR then and cant be imposed per BRDLihaas (talk) 19:35, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Allentown Phantoms deletion[edit]

can you please undelete the LV/Allentown Phantoms hockey team article? The team is definitely coming the following season. Just a suggestion. Thanks for your time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carolinapanthers17 (talkcontribs) 23:30, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Maybe then better to wait until the next season, when the notability won't be a problem anymore? --Tone 08:05, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

April 11 2012 Indonesia earthquake[edit]

I was not aware you already created 2012 Aceh earthquake. --SupernovaExplosion Talk 09:20, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

No worries. I believe a more detailed name is better for the name of the article. --Tone 09:23, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

In The News/Recurring Items[edit]

I am posting here to ask for editors to look at Wikipedia:In_the_news/Recurring_items and to comment at the talk page to discuss/vote on an amendment to the ITN/R list. I am posting this message on a number of editor's talk pages to encourage debate.

In connection to an ongoing debate on which items can appear on the front page under "In The News", "Recurring Items" are nominated events which require very little debate in the nomination process.

I propose the following amendment to the current ITN/R list. In addition I will put this on the talk page of as many editors as I can find who are contributors to ITN/C

At Wikipedia:In_the_news/Recurring_items, I propose the following amendment to section 3:

  • At line 5, delete "and", and add after "territories" the words "and the world's twenty smallest nations".

Section 3, Line 5 would then read:

  • Disputed states, dependent territories and the world's twenty smallest nations should be discussed at WP:ITN/C and judged on their own merits.

I look forward to the debate doktorb wordsdeeds 07:25, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

ITN Taliban Attacks and East Timor Election[edit]

Can you please come post this and this now? —Bzweebl— talk 02:42, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

ITNR for elections[edit]

As someone who regularly contributes to election articles: Due to recurrent discussions that lead nowhere, an open-ended discussion and proposals are invited Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Elections for ITN on the main page as to what should be recurrent without ITNC discussionsLihaas (talk) 07:24, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

I would like to fix a deleted page[edit]

You deleted "FuseSource Corp." for spam, but it is a legitimate company. I would like to write a proper article. Can you undelete so that I can access the original content and improve? thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lmxspice (talkcontribs) 16:03, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi, no problem, I'll copy the content to your talkpage. --Tone 18:41, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Request to reinstate "Joyce Kim" Originally deleted on February 9, 2008[edit]

Hi! I would like to update the deleted Joyce Kim page, or create a new one and properly cite everything to make it legit. Please let me know if there's anything else I need to provide to get the page reinstated. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elektradarling (talkcontribs) 22:06, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

French election @ITN[edit]

Just out of curioisity at the time of posting where was the update you say as "enough" to go on ITN?Lihaas (talk) 07:35, 7 May 2012 (UTC)


You may now want to have your say here about One Sonic Society.HotHat (talk) 00:01, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi, is this still actual? I forgot what it was about... --Tone 13:54, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Question about an article you deleted G12 over at WT:CSD[edit]

If you get a chance, your input may be useful at Wikipedia_talk:Criteria_for_speedy_deletion#Alejandro_Mayorkas regarding a deletion you made 3 years ago. Monty845 18:31, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Alistair Slowe (footballer) - deletion review[edit]

You appear to have deleted Alistair Slowe's article. You are clearly not aware of this persons importance to lower league English football. He is important mainly because he is considered by some to be the single worst player to ever play professionally in the football league (your actual reason for deleting the article seems to be that he didn't make a league appearance which is incorrect.)

He is also notable due to scandal regarding nepotism, his wealthy father ran a football agents company and secured him a trial at Newcastle United only for him to "fail the medical" despite him being physically fit according to Yeovil Town who subsequently signed him.

In short, this self-professed "legend of Ghanian football" is a notable person in his own right, not only as a professional footballer but also for the intrigue surrounding his career. You should not have deleted the article, particularly on inaccurate grounds such as the one you gave. Please review your decision and reinstate the page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:09, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi. The article was deleted in a discussion where the consensus was rather clear. However, if you believe that the arguments you present are strong enough by themselves, then the proper venue is the deletion review, where it can be decided to reinstate the article. However, your input will be required. Regards, --Tone 13:52, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Polde Bibič[edit]

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Indian presidential election[edit]

How in god's name was htis ready>? We don vote count! See the template that indicates "needs updating" Please pull it immediately pending the update and prose.

Its done now, but for the record, all he supports/opposes on ITNR mean didly squat. Only the aulityof the update in prose countsLihaas (talk) 18:55, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
Well, there was the minimum update that I was looking for. Still, I admit, now the article is much better. --Tone 21:11, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Polde Bibič[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:03, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of John Mann (water polo)[edit]

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I think the page about UnSun should be on again, as they released a second album in 2010 and they are referenced in metal sites as a regular band: / /

Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi, in principle no problem, just let a note at WP:DRV and state the reasons there. This is a process that should be followed as the article was deleted as a result of a discussion. Regards. --Tone 09:43, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Gettting Wikimedians to the Olympic Games[edit]

Hi. I am part of an effort to get Wikimedians access to the 2016 Summer Olympics as accredited reporters and photographers. Part of this effort includes covering the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Two Wikimedians have credentials to attend these games as reporters through Wikimedia Australia. As English Wikipedia does not allow original reporting, this is largely through Wikinews with a project page found at Wikinews:Paralympic Games. If you are interested in helping to get Wikimedians to the next Summer Olympics,I'd encourage you to assist with Wikinews efforts, and also to work on all language 2012 Summer Paralympic Wikipedia articles before, during and after the Games to demonstrate a track record of success. Thank you. --LauraHale (talk) 04:14, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

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Hi - My name is David Conway, I'm a long-time Wikipedia editor. I am an honorary research fellow at University College London, and recently had my book 'Jewry in Music' published by Cambridge University Press. However I am not David Conway, who has had in some ways a similar career and who is (understandably) often confused with me (and vice versa). A thousand years ago I put up a brief article about myself as David Conway (music historian), largely to differentiate myself, which was removed as non-notable under yourself as admin; I couldn't be bothered much about it at the time. However, especially since my recent publication, confusion problems are springing up again. It seems to me that I might now (just) qualify for notability; I would like to put up a brief article, just stating the outline of who I am, without any bullshit (as indeed per the previous article), and perhaps citing online reviews of the book. Is this OK, do you think? If so I suppose it would be wise to revert the other DC as David Conway (philosopher) (which currently links to him)and to change [[David Conway]] to a disambig page. With thanks for your opinion. --Smerus (talk) 11:01, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Huh, that was indeed a while ago, a prod process, as I see. Well. Since you are an experienced editor, I believe you know how to write a neutral, sourced etc. article about yourself, so that it will not be against the WP:COI issues. However, since the guideline advices against direct posting of autobiographies, the best idea would be to use the article for creation process, as suggested here. Let me know if I can help you with that part, and also regarding the redirects. Regards. --Tone 11:19, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for this, I will give it some consideration and come back to you. Best, --Smerus (talk) 15:33, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Keynesian endpoint[edit]

Hi Tone, would you please put a copy of the deleted Keynesian endpoint in my userspace? It's got 50,000 verbatim google hits now from a wide variety of authors, which I gather is much more than when it was deleted. I'm curious to know whether it can be salvaged. If it's passed from neologism stage to gathering steam while confusing almost everyone stage then it might be worth it. —Cupco 23:13, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Done, good luck with it! --Tone 11:44, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you kindly! —Cupco 12:24, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Chi Lewis Parry[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if you can help me gain access to the last version of the page Chi Lewis-Parry. I seen that you were the last person the close the page, so thats why I have turned to you. I feel that several activities he has done since 2008 has help pushed his notability but would like to get hold of the last version of the page to have a base to work from. Thank You. Pound4Pound (talk) 13:24, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi, not much useful content in the deleted version, apart from a two-sentence definition. I guess it's best to start with the article from scratch. --Tone 19:49, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Tina Maze Music segment[edit]

Where can I leave you message?

I'd like to ask and explain some stuff (about what I do), but would like on private... Is it possible to get some e-mail of you please or some fake e-mail at least where I can send you msg ... I didn't know anyone could read everything it's written on those "talkpages... Please...

talk 2 you[edit]

I'd like to ask and explain some stuff (about what I do), but would like on private... Is it possible to get some e-mail of you please or some fake e-mail at least where I can send you msg ... I didn't know anyone could read everything it's written on those "talkpages... Please...


Tone, you voted to have the page on Rhonda Rydell for deletion. this bio is even less relevant of Rhonda Rydell. The Lone RangerHit me with a good one! 14:25, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I could agree with you. I suggest you send it directly to WP:AFD. --Tone 15:06, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm uncapable. It would take me too long time to get familiar with the deletion procedure. Can you do it? Cheers The Lone RangerHit me with a good one! 08:04, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Tina Maze's music segment[edit]

I emailed you... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zdravko Crnić (talkcontribs) 16:14, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Slovenia presidential election 2012 tracking poll[edit]

Your suggestion makes sense to me. If you have an idea of how to put it into prose, go ahead. Also, would you mind if I moved this whole discussion to the article Talk page? --U5K0'sTalkMake WikiLove not WikiWar 21:55, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Eclipse image[edit]

Hello! I noticed that you protected File:Solar Eclipse-4808.jpg locally. This has no effect on images stored at Commons, which must be protected there or temporarily uploaded here. Thanks! —David Levy 04:12, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Gotovina update[edit]

I have now updated Ante Gotovina's article as well... --Wüstenfuchs 12:50, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of some Robert Hoskins page[edit]

Hello, you won't remember this, but five years ago you deleted a page "Robert Hoskins" on the basis of BLP. Mousing around here [1] I wasn't able to figure out how to find that page, and therefore couldn't figure out which Robert Hoskins was involved.

The one I'm interested in published three science fiction novels in the 1960s. (He has a long section in "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction".)

I don't know enough about him to recommend or write that science fiction author's Wiki page, I'm just interested in what he wrote.

Yours, Leptus Froggi (talk) 01:13, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi, having a look at the deleted article, I guess it was about another guy of the same name. It would make sense to create an article for the writer, indeed. --Tone 09:43, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Jake Bostwick[edit]

Can you please restore the article history for this article, I wish to look into the possibility of Block evasion by a blocked editor. Mtking (edits) 23:27, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Done, let me know when you're through so that I can delete it again. --Tone 08:19, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Done, not conclusive, you can remove them if you want. Mtking (edits) 08:50, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Dinosaur at ITN[edit]

I've attempted to raise a discussion at WT:ITN because I think that all versions of the Nyasasaurus hook (including mine) are sub-optimal. I'd appreciate it if you'd participate in the discussion; it's section "Dinosaur". Nyttend (talk) 02:22, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

General comment[edit]

I know can be a loose cannon, sorry for blowing up if ive ever accused you of something "stupid" at ITN. Give me a buzz if youve got an article you need help on, so we can work together. And kudos on the work/postings quickly. Is there an admin barnstar? Or one youd like that i can John Hancock on?(Lihaas (talk) 19:32, 13 December 2012 (UTC)).

No worries, no hard feelings whatsoever. And thanks for the help offer, I'll keep that in mind. Cheers! --Tone 14:07, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

TFD Infobox settlement[edit]

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As one of the recent content editors of Athyra, I'm notifying you that I've PRODed it as unsourced since 2008. --Lexein (talk) 22:48, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Right. I see I was doing cleanup then. No objections to deletion. --Tone 08:36, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
How much more widely should I notify? --Lexein (talk) 08:40, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
With around 10 edits in the last two years (mostly mainteinance), there's not much interest in the article. I'd say leave a note to the editor who added most content and that's it. The closing admin will decide then. --Tone 08:48, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks - done. --Lexein (talk) 09:06, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Amy Crawford (musician)[edit]

Hello, I am writing regarding Amy Crawford (musician). Since the time of deletion Amy has met notability criteria for musicians (Has won or placed in a major music competition, is a musician who has been a member of two or more independently notable ensembles). May I move forward with recreating her page? Thank you.

18:39, 1 February 2008 Tone (talk | contribs) deleted page Amy Crawford (musician) (content was: ' {{dated prod|concern = {{{concern|Fails to meet notability requirements set at WP:MUSIC}}}|month = January|day = 27|year = 2008|time = 18:54|timestamp = 20080127185435}}}} <!-- Do not use the "dated prod" template directly; the above ...')

Sure, go ahead. This often happens with prod deletions, the subject of article becomes notable enough. Regards. --Tone 07:07, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Recent deaths[edit]

Hi. You seem to have hidden the link on the main page with this edit. Please can you undo this? Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 12:56, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Hm, there's something strange with the code ... Now it shows on the template but not on MP. --Tone 13:16, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Huge-LQG ITN nom[edit]

That was an intentional duplicate nomination, because the first one did not include the article on the specific topic (Huge-LQG), and the section now says "The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it." So please restore my nomination, or I will do it. --bender235 (talk) 14:37, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Still, the discussion is ongoing on 11 January, apparently the nomination has been moved there (with the specified article highlighted). So I don't see the need to open another discussion... --Tone 14:43, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Where exactly was it moved to? --bender235 (talk) 14:46, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Ok, this is highly strange but the hyperlink to the section does not work. It's under 11 January, at the top. --Tone 14:54, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Why Marco Polo and Zhuge Liang are not having a similar treatment in Wikipedia?[edit]

Why Marco Polo and Zhuge Liang are not having a similar treatment in Wikipedia?

I noticed that some accounts have deleted some post regarding Zhuge Liang's achievements, referring to the possible "fictionality" of the character's acts. It is discussed widely. However Marco Polo's travels have also not yet been proved by any historical accounts. Why is it not referred in the title, that it is fiction? In a similar way as Zhuge Liang have to be related as fiction. A friend of mine got a ban for two weeks of changing the title "In Fiction" to refer to as "Achievements". Why was my post changed from "Travels" to "In Fiction" back to "Travels" by you? What is the policy relating to Western and Eastern/Asian/Chinese history - are they operating under same guidance, rules and regulations? How can you comment or justify the previous changes in comparison with the two article moderating policies?

Thank you very much,

best regards,

Larsson10 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Larsson10 (talkcontribs) 13:29, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi, that's the section about the travels, so the title is appropriate. The questions about historicity is discussed in the next section. The structure of the other article is different so I think you cannot make the equivalence here. Well, that section could use another title, indeed. But that should be solved in Zhue Liang's article, not in Polo's. I hope I answered your question? Regards. --Tone 13:39, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Marcel Hirscher[edit]

Regarding your changes in the Marcel Hirscher article. While it might be common just to list race victories, I am not aware of a specific rule which states that it is forbidden to list podiums as well. In my opinion, to be really informative about a racer's success, more information than just the victories is needed. If the top 3 results for Olympic Games and World Chamionships are listed, it would be only fair and logical to follow this pattern also when it comes to World Cup races. Frankly, I am not very happy that just just erase my work which took me quite some time to create just because you consider it as being "not a good idea". I don't think that goes in line with the spirit of Wikipedia. Regards, Harry 14:31, 25 January 2013 (UTC+1)

Hi. Sorry for that, however, no work is lost as it's still in the history. The thing with the podiums... I don't think there is a written rule but the way the articles on skiers (and the same goes for ski jumping) have been developing, the rule of a thumb (having some random examples) is the following: for skiers with no wins but some eventual podiums, top 10 or top 15 results can be listed (Thomas Mermillod Blondin) (though I am not a big fan of that). When there are some podiums, just listing podiums (Alexis Pinturault). When there are many wins (that are usually accompanied by several more podiums as well), it makes sense to list just the wins. For example, Hirscher with 40, Maze with 55 or Vonn with 100+ podiums. These are the elite skiers where the relevant information are the victories and discipline standings (titles). Listing all the achievements would just present a really long table, hard to navigate. Regarding World Championships and Olympics, these are presented separately, in a medal box, and not under the World Cup results. And these achievements are somehow or larger importance than World Cup podiums. I hope I've stated reasonable arguments, what do you think? Regards. --Tone 14:00, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi again. Sure, you certainly do state resonable arguments. And I know very well that it is done this way. However, I'm exactly a fan of it, for reasons already stated. You just loose too much information by just giving information about a fraction (although the most important one) of a racer's success. Similarly, just because, say, Rihanna has had heaps of #1 singles, you don't just ignore the rest of her chart positions and solely list her #1s. No one would regard that as sufficiant. But well, as I said, I know and understand your arguments. To be honest, I more or less knew that my table would end up being deleted again. But well, you can try to change things now and then, can't you ;-) -- Regards, Harry 17:32, 25 January 2013 (UTC+1)
I was thinking a bit. For musicians, there are separate articles about their discography so it would be possible to create something similar for sportspeople. In any case, it would be best to mention those podiums in prose in the body of the article, at least those more prominent. I don't have a clear solution ...--Tone 13:05, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

Hi Tone. Thank you for posting the article I updated. Could I trouble you to give me an ITN credit. I'm currently in the WikiCup competition and this will make it easier for me to prove my contributions to the article (rather than having to provide every diff). Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 10:50, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Ok, sure. I usually don't care much about the credits, but since you've asked ... ;-) --Tone 10:56, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a million Tone! :) —Bloom6132 (talk) 11:14, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Seoul Sisters[edit]

Hi Tone, I'm just curious as to why the Seoul Sisters 2011 documentary wikipedia page was deleted? As far as I saw the page contained useful information about the film. Cheers Dotscott (talk) 07:07, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi, the article was deleted following a discussion. When the film is released, the article can be recreated. Until then, let's wait. Cheers. --Tone 09:44, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

ITN article updated[edit]

As per your request I cleaned up the article for Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#Jadranko_Prlic_conviction so it can be posted. I also proposed an alternative blurb that fixes diacritics and that focuses on more relevant parts of the story - conviction, which crimes and which war - instead of the name of war time entity and exact short-lived position he held, so please check it out.--Avala (talk) 01:03, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Can I have your opinion please?[edit]

Hi Tone,

some years ago (2009, see reference below) your deleted an article I wrote about a US author. The deletion was done before I had the chance to comment or argue the deletion (my problem, of course, I didn't check in time... :-) )

This is what is left of it: 18:15, 25 September 2009 Tone (talk | contribs) deleted page Steve Rother (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steve Rother)

I'd like to recreate the article (Same article, same topic, same person) and before i do that, I'd like your opinion on the following:

  • This US author has published >6 books and has been translated in 20+ languages, he was a 5 times speaker at the United Nations on his topics, he hosts his own radio show
  • What else as "neutral" information (apart from what I wrote in the original article) is needed to keep a lemma about an author on Wikipedia?

Having said that, I still don't understand why it was originally removed. Anyway, I'm probably too new to Wikipedia to understand the rules in its small print ... so please help me in learning how to write an article on an author so that it stays there. Many thanks in advance, -- SterreHart (talk) 19:09, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi. The article was deleted as a result of the mentioned deletion discussion, where the result was consensual. If you want to rewrite the article, maybe the best idea is to have a look at the criteria for biographical articles (WP:BIO). Well-argumented notability, backed by reliable secondary sources and I don't think there should be problems with the article staying. Let me know if you have further questions. --Tone 06:35, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your feedback. I will do so. SterreHart (talk) 18:26, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Living fossil blurb[edit]

Please, for the love of all that is holy, change the blurb to not include "living fossil". It is in fact a "Lazarus taxon" Consensus had developed that such usage is incorrect. I had originally opposed the item being posted at all, but changed to merely opposing the blurb here [2]. So all the opposition prior to that was arguing with me over the inclusion of the item on ITN at all. Please take a look at how arguments after I changed to simply opposing the blurb containing "living fossil" went. There was no real objection after that, and agreement that living fossil was wrong. Please, please, please, the blurb is an embarrassment. Abductive (reasoning) 14:34, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

We can discuss the blurb but the fact is that the article does not talk about the Lazarus taxon but about the living fossil, and so does the Nature paper. Hence, the blurb is technically correct (reporting what the sources say). The article should first reflect the change you propose (with sources). But let's dicsuss this further at the nomination page. --Tone 14:41, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Janez Janša on the Main Page[edit]

Hi, I think that the appearance of Janša's conviction on the Main Page was completely out of proportions and a huge embarrassment. See sl:Pogovor:5. junij, where people are mocking the English Wikipedia for this. The decision is not valid yet at all and will surely be changed or even completely overturned by the higher courts. I've removed it from the ITN section. --Eleassar my talk 07:46, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

I've seen User:David Levy has readded this item after I was bold and removed it. I won't waste time on this - do as you wish. --Eleassar my talk 07:59, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

I've replied on my talk page. —David Levy 08:12, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Please comment at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates#[Posted] Former Slovenian PM convicted of corruption. Thank you. --Eleassar my talk 10:17, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Well, this is what the ITN section is for, "to direct readers to articles that have been substantially updated to reflect recent or current events of wide interest". Convictions of high-ranking politicians are often posted, even if the ruling is later overturned. Actually, I believe we always post the first-level verdicts in such cases. I see you've added some more content to the article which I find good and explainatory. --Tone 13:37, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Forthcoming TFA[edit]

Hello, a bot should have (but hasn't) told you that Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's road race will be gracing the main page soon: Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 27, 2013. If you can improve the blurb between now and then, or indeed the article, please do so (although there's a 1,200 character limit on the blurb, and it's currently 1,186, so there's not much room to add words without also taking them away). Any qs, let me know. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 23:38, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

ITN for Shenzhou 10[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 02:56, 12 June 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you for quality articles on Chinese topics, featured and in the news, such as Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's road race, and for reading, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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