User talk:Torchwoodwho/Archive 1

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I wouldn't worry...[edit]

...any further about Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Citizen of the several states. The article is exposed for what it is, and will not survive this AfD, despite one or two people falling for it. Cheers! bd2412 T 19:19, 8 March 2008 (UTC

… no I am a dummy cant write --Pat Long (talk) 21:55, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

not upset i am this is very hard i work over 20 hr on ECBC--Pat Long (talk) 22:02, 9 March 2008 (UTC)


You should really ask an AC clerk to add you to the case. And beside, the case is nearly over anyway. Will (talk) 23:32, 9 March 2008 (UTC)


Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your recent work at WP:AFD, including making well-reasoned arguments, working with difficult editors, and saving articles from deletion, I, Hersfold (t/a/c) hereby award you the Barnstar of Diligence.

You deserve this, I'm seeing you all over AfD of late and you always seem to do whatever it is you do very well. Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:30, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Length of titles[edit]

There is a limit on article length - I can't remember the name of it, but there's some article on a chemical compound that has an ellipsis in it because it's over 400 letters long, and a title can only be 255 letters long (see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (technical restrictions)). As for article length, the answer is "sort of". There is an eventual limit as to how much text you can include, but your internet connection would blow up before you could finish saving the page. When you include templates, though, the software will eventually stop transcluding templates because there isn't enough room to store their content. For that, and how to avoid it, you can see Wikipedia:Template limits. Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:55, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

P.S. - I do hope I'm not being too insensitive with my sense of humor in those summaries - it's just annoying having to clear all that text out of the box before I can type anything. Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:57, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Non-admin AFD closure[edit]

It is rare for non-admins to close AFD articles, but it is allowable (heck, I am...). Usually reserved only for the WP:BOLD, a non-admin can close as delete by tagging the page with {{db-xfd}} (basically designed for just this purpose). Somebody saw fit to give you the Barnstar of Diligence, so you're probably suited for the task. --Auto (talk / contribs) 19:50, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Looks like I was bolder than I should be... heh WP:DPR#NAC. Shame. --Auto (talk / contribs) 20:16, 12 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi, "redirects are cheap" is a pretty common saying around Wikipedia... I don't think it's an actual policy or guideline, but the meaning is that redirects use up so little disk space and server bandwidth (see the guiding principles of RfD) that there's no urgent need to delete even an unlikely search term or typo. There's also GFDL issues with merging information where a redirect can provide the link to merged information history (see Wikipedia:Merge and delete). As you can see on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fuego (Spanish Version), a few people disagree with this maxim - they think that no-one will type "Fuego (Spanish Version)" into the Search box - maybe they think it's messy or something, I don't know. Someone even says it's "a violation of deletion guidelines"! As usual on Wikipedia, the discussions and arguments about deletion will take up more disk space and bandwidth than the offending article/redirect ever would! --Canley (talk) 22:28, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

RE: Skat Bros. AfD[edit]

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Deletion Request[edit]

Why does everyone assume it was my request? That's not even my name on the thing. Anyway, I explained all of this on my talk page and any help to get this squared away would be appreciated. By the by, presuming the name is a reference to the show, Torchwood is pretty good. Some would argue not as good as Dr. Who or the "old" X-Files but very good nonetheless. KeeperOTD (talk) 13:16, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


How are no references? Here you have some: [1] [2] [3] [4] on Wikipedia spanish. Please search on google.

Tanks.-- (talk) 20:21, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: AfC[edit]

Oh, no, certainly not - anyone can join! I only just got adminship myself, you know that! Here's some links that should help you out:

Don't forget to install Henrik's reviewing script, either - there's information about it at the bottom of the WikiProject page, and it makes reviewing most articles very easy to do - with that, you'll only have to manually edit a submission if they broke the formatting with a level 2 header or it needs a special explanation. Glad to have you on board! Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:00, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

RfA Thanks[edit]

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Wilhelmina Will[edit]

If you actually bother to read User:Wilhelmina Will/CharAss, I think you will agree that it is scarcely an attack page. A Wikipedia user is fully entitled to record notes of other users with which they have interacted and I feel that Wilhelmina's note is perfectly reasonable. -- RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 04:28, 20 March 2008 (UTC)


I didn't create any articles about linux distributions. — Werdna talk 06:50, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of The Tom Fun Orchestra[edit]

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A tag has been placed on The Tom Fun Orchestra requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a band, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for musical topics.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that a copy be emailed to you. BigDunc (talk) 19:08, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Just added the address to the tag. No need to be told twice about same tag.BigDunc (talk) 20:17, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

I've deleted it. Let me know if I've not acted correctly, or you'd like it recreated so it can be reworked. I'll be mostly out till Tuesday. Cheers. --Dweller (talk) 23:44, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Relisting AfDs[edit]

Hi. :) With regards to your relisting of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sky Soleil, I just wanted to point out that when you transclude it to the new day, you also remove it from the old. I know it may have been an oversight. (I recently overlooked one myself.) I've fixed this one, but just in case you were unaware that this step is also necessary I wanted to mention it to you. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:46, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

No problem. I've done lots and, as I said, I recently overlooked one myself. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 19:40, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


CPR Barnstar.png The Barnstar of Recovery
For doing an amazing job with Sexuality and Space, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this barnstar. --Sharkface217 03:29, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Great job with the article. --Sharkface217 03:29, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. Hopefully the article's AFD will pass. --Sharkface217 03:34, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Alejandro san martin[edit]

  • Well it got deleted, but I'm not sure. The editor did something to the Peru-bio-stub template, too. Not sure what he's thinking. JuJube (talk) 09:00, 22 March 2008 (UTC)


funny, it shows no history but i thought i tagged it. i think i closed the tab as i did it, that may be why. is there a problem? ninety:one 23:27, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

ah right yeah, cheers. it's borderline anyway. ninety:one 23:29, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Harry Froboess[edit]

Excuse me, but I just created that page a few minutes ago, I haven't even written it yet. To request a speedy deletion of something that has yet to exist is not exactly the way to encourage growth. EraserGirl (talk) 01:31, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

please stop vandalizing my pages. You slapped a Afd on it within 3 minutes of its creation I was actually STILL ON THE PAGE discussing its creation with another editors as we were trying out the magnus autocreate. Stop vandalizing things while people are trying to work. EraserGirl (talk) 01:38, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
The person in error was you. Now I have to recreate that page all over again. Perhaps you shouldn't be so impatient to delete things just because you don't understand them. I was actually in the middle of editing a page and you had it deleted just because you didn't know who Harry Froboess was. EraserGirl (talk) 02:17, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Of the living dead Speedy Deletion[edit]

I would like to let you know that I've removed the Speedy delete template from this article because the article wasn't previously deleted as a result of a WP:AFD discussion, so therefore it doesn't qualify for speedy deletion under G4. --On the other side Contribs|@ 01:36, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

CSD G4[edit]

Hello, just so you know, CSD G4 only applies when a page has been deleted through an XfD process, not by PROD or CSD. Happy editing! Hersfold (t/a/c) 01:43, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Not sure if it was in reference to Print Quota Theft, but that article was previous deleted per Afd in January and thus CSD#G4 would apply for that case. Someone placed a PROD tag not too long ago as being non-notable misdemeanor. I've also send the user i few guide links too and a message regarding re-creation of deleted material.--JForget 20:53, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks go here?[edit]

Thanks for the *relist* tag help on the Dreamscape page. Will Pierce —Preceding comment was added at 02:15, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Radio Source[edit]

It sure is small - but I copied the infobox template from an exisiting article. I have checked the source and it is good. Rgds Eddie.willers (talk) 03:58, 23 March 2008 (UTC)


I would do that, however now I have added them myself... Surfer-Boy94 (talk) 04:22, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Mr Niebla[edit]

I am aware of that and have voted in the AfD. As a rollbacker, I will be monitoring his/her edit and will revert ASAP if I see a problem.--Cahk (talk) 04:33, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

he's blocked for the next 12 hours... now you get get some rest ;-)--Cahk (talk) 04:36, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Same to you.--Cahk (talk) 04:37, 23 March 2008 (UTC)


Just a friendly reminder to use an edit summary when proposing deletion for an article. Edit summary usage is always good, but it is especially important that edit summaries are used when proposing deletion. The reason for this is that articles proposed for deletion that later have the {{prod}} tag removed should not be proposed for deletion again, but rather sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. The only easy way to check if an article was previously proposed for deletion is to look at the edit history and the edit summaries people have left before. Thanks! Redfarmer (talk) 03:08, 24 March 2008 (UTC)