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Please be more careful, you accidentally vandalised a page


You may have fixed the box, but you carelessly (or lazily) removed constructive edits too, for instance the rather important

template. -- (talk) 13:18, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Greenville Drive.gif)

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Thank you for the edit to Geography of the Soviet Union. It was a long edit, and I probably got tired of following the blue links / missed that that one led to a disambiguaton page. And congrats! You're the first editor who has changed one of my edits who hasn't savaged it or outright reverted it.Anarchangel (talk) 11:22, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Image permission problem with Image:OtisJohnson.jpg

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Election templates

For many months from now User:CieloEstrellado is changing the format of many many electoral templates (see for instancethis andthis is how the template was before). Other users and I have been very tired of this, also because CieloEstrellado is not interested in discussing the issue. What can we do about it? Do you agree with CieloEstrellado's edits? You can reply in my talk or at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Elections and Referenda, where I posted a similar post. Thak you! --Checco (talk) 11:12, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Template TodaysFinancialNews

Dear WHK,

I've strengthened the todaysfinancialnews template. You probably don't realize that claiming that a financial crash is going on is the moral equivalent of shouting "fire" in a crowded theater. Wikipedia has had a problem with this - last Jan 21 (MLK's Birthday), Sept. 30, and even today. We need a very bold template to make people realize what's happening (an inexperienced, panicked editor) and what's probably not happening (a market crash - these only happen once a generation, or at worst once every decade).

Do you remember the January 21, 2008 crash? Neither does anybody else, because it never happened. Yet Wikipedia had an article - linked from the main page for a week - essentially telling everybody to panic, a crash was happening.

Please help me stop this type of nonsense.

Thanks for your consideration.

Smallbones (talk) 17:42, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Buffy template

What is redirecting it the best option? It isn't like the template is redirected on article pages. What appears on article pages is literally this: "#REDIRECT [[Template:Buffynav]]". It serves no purpose since the redirect doesn't actually work in articles.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 12:23, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

IL Central RR Bridges

Just a note, I reverted your change to the internal link for bonding. Bonding used to attach stones together in construction is not the same as chemical bonding, just fyi. Thanks :-) --IvoShandor (talk) 08:14, 16 October 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for all of the tips, I appreciate it, thank you--TheMovieBuff (talk) 00:39, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

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Novak Dobrosavljević deletion

I want to ask why did you deleted my article and categorized it as hoax.
Gulsrb (talk) 13:10, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Novak Dobrosavljević deletion

The article has been deleted before because I added some rubbish into the first version of it. Then I wrote a new one short and clear. As for proof of its notability and verifiability, I suggest to google “Nole Sexoman” or “Nole Seksoman” you can also add keywords like “Kosava”,”Fantasik Erotik” if you want to be sure.
Gulsrb (talk) 16:15, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

I know that, but I am working on a huge extension for the article that will provide much more information and prove its notability. His show is not something special, but his appearance, comments and jokes that he used in his show are.Gulsrb (talk) 14:23, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi there. Could you please carry out a history-only undeletion of Template:$? Thanks. It Is Me Here (talk) 13:34, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


Hello there, I am contacting you because of this edit. I would like to point out that the Highlander franchise is not science fiction, but fantasy, so I hope you won't mind if I revert your edit. Have a nice day,Rosenknospe (talk) 10:33, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem :D Thanks for the new, shining cat ! Rosenknospe (talk) 10:53, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

October Baseball WP Newsletter

Pre-code films

Hi. I've reverted a couple of your edits to films from the 20's, because I don't understand your reasoning. The category involved is Category:Films made before the MPAA Production Code. It would seem to me that any film made before 1930, when the code was promulgated, was (by definition), made before the code, and therefore should fit into the category, while any film made between 1930 and 1934 was made before the code was enforced and therefore also should fit into the category de facto. I'm not quite sure why you seem to be allowing only films in the second class to be in the category. Can you explain your thinking to me, or point me to a discussion that covers this subject? Thanks. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 17:39, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

I see that on the category page it says

A listing of American Pre-Code films created between March 31, 1930, when the Production Code was adopted, and July 1, 1934, when it was seriously enforced.

but I still don't see how that jibes with the name of the category. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 17:42, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
I do wish some attention would be given to the name, to bring it in line with the intent of the category, but... It looks like you were correct, so I'll go back and change back those reversions I made. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 18:52, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

NavBox « Cruel Intentions »

Since you are an Administrator and have edited the NavBox Template:Cruel Intentions perhaps you can answer this question: Is a NavBox for a (horribly) mediocre series of « B films » genuinely justified in Wikipédia? - - - Personally, I hate to see good subjects with historical articles such as: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos and Les Liaisons dangereuses (Original Novel) - and even articles about films that have received critical acclaim by respected reviewers and Academy Award nominations, in this case: Dangerous Liaisons and Valmont - polluted (my English is not good enough to choose a better word) with trivial nonsense things like this. I strongly believe NavBoxes like these should be immediately deleted. However, your status as Administrator and by your actions (editing the NavBox) implies to me that you feel this kind of junk is justified in Wikipédia. (Please do not take this statement personally. It is NavBoxes for lousy purposes that perturb me.) - - - So, please explain to me why you feel that the Template:Cruel Intentions should exist when references in the « Cruel Intentions » movie article should suffice? (Please reply below so this conversation will remain integral.) Most respectfully, Charvex (talk) 19:59, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments. However, you did not reply to my question. - - To restate it, seeking only your opinion and to be more direct, do you feel the NavBox for « Cruel Intentions » is appropriate? (I will not suggest a nomination for deletion without your affirmation.) Sincerely, Charvex (talk) 07:24, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
I have a second question: Are the « Cruel Intention » films « notable »? (I notice you use this as a point for evaluation in comments to others.) Respectfully, Charvex (talk) 07:37, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Prod of Jessica Crisp

Hi, I've de-proded Jessica Crisp. The article was indeed about a non notable person but that was because it had been vandalised. I've reverted back to the original article which is about a notable Australian sail boarder. Unusual? Quite TalkQu 23:40, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

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William Levett(dean)

I noticed your change to Bristol, disambig to University of Bristol. The position of Dean that Levett held is a position of authority in the Anglican Church and has nothing to do with the University. The change for his position as Principal I agree with because it has to do with Magdalen Hall (today's Magdalen College) at Oxford University. Regards,MarmadukePercy (talk) 11:10, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. You are right about the Principal. Take care and regards,MarmadukePercy (talk) 11:14, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Request for clarification

Per the discussion, is that "keep" or "keep only as a parent category"? - jc37 08:16, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I actually reverted myself because I hadn't taken the implications in consideration. So it's undecided for now. --WoohookittyWoohoo! 08:26, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
I'm somewhat at a loss for words, it's so nice sometimes to see a good faith action without any secondary motivations.
I'd give you a Barnstar, but I fear that others might think I was trying to sway you in some particular direction.
Anyway, I hope you're having a great day : ) - jc37 08:30, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Why thank you. :) Yeah I don't mind admitting mistakes. It happens. --WoohookittyWoohoo! 08:34, 8 November 2008 (UTC)


Hey! You made a very small change on the Scott Owens (poet) page, so I wanted to check what your other contributions were like. I noted that you make tons and tons of small changes to improve the quality of the links in Wikipedia. It looks like you do this manually and somewhat painstakingly, so... I wanted to thank you for your efforts. Nice work. Thank you for all you've done. :)  X  S  G  20:57, 8 November 2008 (UTC)



You closed the TfD for this template, but the template's still there. Can you delete it? Cheers! Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:07, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

The template needs to be orphaned first. I'll do the orphaning, but I can't find the TfD for it. I tried looking here like this said, but I don't see it there. Where might the TfD be?--Rockfang (talk) 19:33, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
Nevermind. I found it. [3]--Rockfang (talk) 19:49, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Tracy Dali

Hi. I'm confused by your statement that this article is not a copyright violation. Compare for example this text from our article:

with this text from the source:

Can you explain why you don't feel this is infringement? The source bears a clear copyright notice. I have blanked the article again to prevent publication while this question is resolved. If we don't agree, we may need to seek a third administrator to offer an opinion. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:47, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I didn't G12 it because it had non-infringing content in the history, but I didn't want to simply delete the pasted material in case the contributor could verify permission. (S)he has returned to editing and did not address the matter one way or another, so it seems likely that (s)he could not. One of his or her articles was tagged by Coren's bot, and on investigation I unfortunately found quite a few more articles of concern. Hopefully it was a simple misunderstanding of copyright policies and won't be an issue in the future. In any event, I've deleted all but the clean versions of this one. It's a bit stubby, but at least its legal. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 20:03, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Categories of names

[4] [5] [6] all these exist in many languages. can there be an agreed way of adding categories? cause it's getting really stupid. oh and hi.CuteHappyBrute (talk) 00:05, 13 November 2008 (UTC)


Our dear troll friend is back, currently campaigning to have just about every image at Charles Whitman deleted as "disgusting" and such. See [[7]] and all the submissions surrounding it. Sherurcij (speaker for the dead) 03:09, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Victor9876, sorry. Sherurcij (speaker for the dead) 03:42, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi. I see you have deleted Template:Needinfobox but Template:Needinfobox/doc remains. I wonder if you will be deleting this as well? Thanks. --Kleinzach 14:11, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

'Infobox needed' templates.

I see that you have been removing instances of {{needinfobox}}, which was deleted as redundant to {{Reqinfobox}}. I trust that you will be adding the latter to the talk pages of all the articles from which you have removed the former. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 09:18, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

*Slaps self on head* I completely forgot about that. Just spent one heck of a long time removing that template. OK. I'm a moron. :) Thanks for the heads up. I'll take care of it. --WoohookittyWoohoo! 09:24, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Right, that's WP:NPA, WP:AGF and WP:CIVIL you've just breached!. Seriously, thanks for fixing that. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 16:33, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
LOL! Now that is good. :) --WoohookittyWoohoo! 18:36, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Request for clarification

Please clarify. In particular how you weighed the comments of the participants in determining consensus. - jc37 17:45, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

I see a pretty strong consensus for keep on the discussion page. If not keep, then at least for no consensus, which defaults to keep (due to the very spirited discussion on both sides). --WoohookittyWoohoo! 18:48, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
What were the arguments from "both sides", which you took under consideration in making this determination? (I'm trying to understand the "how" and "why" of this closure.) - jc37 18:18, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
I think anyone can read the discussion themselves and see it was pretty clear that this is either a keep or a no consensus. Making me enunciate both sides is a bit silly in a case such as this. If you want to go to deletion review, it is certainly your right to. But honestly, I don't see any reason here to enunciate what users can plainly see by reading the discussion. Whether I declared it to be "keep" or "no consensus", the result is the same. I cannot really see a "delete" coming out of that discussion. The one side stated that this was a clearly defined category, which they argued is the point of categorization. The other side generally argued that it's not clearly defining enough to be a category. Was more than that said? Yes. But that's really the crux of the discussion. And what I see is a general consensus that it is defining. Like I said, I can see someone looking at it and seeing no consensus. But the result would be the same. I just don't see a strong consensus for delete in what was said. The loudness of the arguments isn't really a factor. It's what the general consensus is when you put all of the views together. And I simply see a keep consensus. As I said, if you disagree, feel free to go to DR. --WoohookittyWoohoo! 05:54, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
First, I think you are misunderstanding my request, and further, if anyone is presuming "bad faith", it's you in this case. (And attacking me here and in email, seems, well, ridiculous to me.)
When you close a discussion, you're doing just that, you're closing a discussion.
And a discussion may cover a host of things.
I'm a big fan of consensus, true, real, actual consensus. What these discussions are intended to represent.
How does that work? Well, we "presume" that the small cross section of commenters, by their comments, hopefully represent the thoughts of all Wikipedians.
And these discussions are more than just "keep" or "delete". They represent a discussion of Wikipedians who presumably are doing their best through discussion, to find the best possible course.
And it's done through evidentiary/policy/guidelines supported comments.
And knowing how you (or anyone else) may have weighed these comments of the commenters may help guide me or anyone else in future discussions.
This, last I checked, is called learning.
Now, I understand if you feel that you can't be bothered to explain your closure, for whatever reasons you may decide.
But consider that some people may ask for a clarification, without the "goal" or "agenda" of looking toward DRV. Indeed, DRV is supposed to only be for inappropriate/improper closures. It's not to be XfD2.
So pardon me, if I'm asking a Wikipedian who has, as they say: "been closing discussions for a long, long time", in order to learn what their thought process was in this discussion, and in discussions in general.
And further, any of us who close discussions should be able to easily explain a closure, point by point. If we can't, we shouldn't be closing discussions. It would simply be irresponsible.
At this point, I won't repeat my request. You can actually respond or not, if you feel you can be bothered. But, needless to say, I find the lack of good faith here disturbing, to say the least. - jc37 14:26, 25 November 2008 (UTC)


The deletion debate gone? [8] Wassup? Rich Farmbrough, 11:46 27 October 2008 (UTC).

OK it was DRV'd and was anyway moved "Endorsed by letter, overturned in spirit." the closing admin undeleted the new template. Now someone has used it and SmakBot has picked it up... Rich Farmbrough, 12:21 27 October 2008 (UTC).

Alexander Shlemenko

The page was fine until you edited his MMA record, it would be nice if you go back and fix it. Its cluttered and unorganized.Sepulwiki


In policy capturing you included several links to regression, a disambiguation page listing such things as hypnotic regression (i.e. recalling an earlier period in one's life) software regression (i.e. reappearance of an old software bug), etc. I don't think that was what you intended. Obviously the word "regression" in ordinary usage has various meanings unrelated to anything statistical. It helps to apply common sense. Michael Hardy (talk) 03:43, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for cleaning up my sloppiness in the articles relating to the stratigraphy of the Upper Midwest - I really appreciate that you took the time to clean up the little details that slipped by me. Awickert (talk) 05:59, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


I think you were helping to edit my Rudolf Koppitz entry at the same time I was working on it and I may, probably, wiped out your corrects. I'm very sorry but thank you for your help. I've been working on this for the last 24 hours and I know it still needs some grammatical clean up so your help is appreciated.

Best wishes

--A. Poinçot (talk) 23:42, 30 November 2008 (UTC)


Did you withdraw your TfD? Why did you erase your comment from my talk page?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 05:42, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

I have been looking at the templates. In states where there are a lot of large cities fewer of the smaller city mayors seem to be completed. I am trying to understand if they are overlooked or if they are less important in states with many other large cities. I think it could be both. A second or third city in a metropolitan area probably has fewer of the important duties that make a mayor important. E.G., A metro area will only have one airport that needs to be worried about. Any ways I think these templates may help editor-readers figure out how to help out.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 05:57, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
In some cases they may have more power in certain dimensions. Arlington, TX, hosts Major League Baseball and Irving, TX hosts the National Football League. I imagine in many cases a second or third city in a metro area may actually host the airport. Instead of arbitrarily choosing, I just went by the list on WP, which is sortable by state. I had worked on the Byron Brown article last month and wanted to give him a template to make his article look as good as possible while he is being considered (as a darkhorse candidate) to be Hillary's replacement in the Senate. I decided to start with the state I was born in, LA, the state I was raised in, NY, and the state I live in, IL. Then I did states where I have family, TX and TN, a template for an article I have on the main page at the moment (Kasim Reed), GA, and I did FL and CA just because I like to visit them. Maybe I should stop and see if people like them before I do any more.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 06:17, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Let's talk here.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 15:59, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

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Template:Needinfobox recreated as redirect

Hi. You may remember deleting Template:Needinfobox here. It's now been recreated as a redirect to Template:Reqinfobox. Can we remove this redirect under {{db-repost}}? Thanks. --Kleinzach 00:07, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Free speech

Can you point me toward a policy page that refutes the notion that freedom of speech gives a person the "right" to edit Wikipedia. Over here, an anonymous user is claiming such a right, including the right to attack another editor (namely, myself). I want to disabuse him of his erroneous notions. Thanks. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 14:32, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Now, we will see whether he takes the advice given. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 14:46, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, you are correct, I may point him toward those, as well, if necessary. He should probably go ahead and read the whole page, honestly. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 15:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
He did not heed the advice given. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 15:16, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Honestly, I think he was well-intended at the beginning, but became frustrated when his favorite book kept getting deleted. He could not seem to grasp that another Wikipedia article could not be used as a reference, and then everything deteriorated from there. I am just surprised at how quickly it deteriorated. Oh well... ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 15:28, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps he will return with a better attitude? ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 15:44, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

reply to RepublicanJacobite

i'm back, but don't worry, this is my last post (along with the one on the talk page) which i hope you wouldn't delete. thanks for the entertainment otherwise i would've gone mad during this "compulsory vacation" to the in-laws...

so, you've seeked help from others of your kind just to deal with me... wow, that's flattering. wikipedia really IS your life, huh? it's kind of sad and pathetic but you guys are doing some good work.

your sacrifice for the sake of "carrying the fire" is commendable! can't get you laid, but what the hell, in-laws are enough reason to make me wish i'm you. so what if women see your kind as a bit of a loser, and so what if some bored guys get irritated by your apparent know-it-all attitude? Wikipedia IS useful!! and it stays useful because of you guys. back to earth for me now, so no more insults coming this way. please let my posts in the talk pages stay (it may be insulting but i think the banter is funny), as well as this one on your page (who knows, girls might feel sympathetic to you after this).

PS. i don't know if my in-laws contribute to wikipedia, but considering their IQ, you better ban this IP address forever. come to think of it, ban this whole neigborhood's IP addresses. (talk) 02:55, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Category:Wildflowers of Texas


Would you mind if I deleted this? We already have Category:Flora of Texas, which is not presently in need of a split; wildflowers is a slippery term that could mean plants or flowering plants or flowering plants not of a commercial breed or ornamental flowering plants not of a commercial breed or ornamental flowering plants not of a commercial breed that are used in the cut flower industry; and there is no wildflowers category for any other US state, nor the United States as a whole, nor any other country. I've been working on categories in this area for a while now, and this particular category sticks out as difficult and unusual.

Hesperian 02:43, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Hill People

I just started a general article on Hill people and saw you had done some clean-up. I am trying for a broad-brush overview that might get a young person interested in the variety of people in the world. Not too serious or deep. Reminiscent of picture books I found fascinating as a child. But is this appropriate for Wikipedia? If it is, how should it be improved? Looking for advice... Aymatth2 (talk) 02:58, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Just wanted to say thank you for your clean up on various of my pieces. Take care and best of holidays to you and yours.MarmadukePercy (talk) 07:09, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

excuse me?

why did you delete my miss yau page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:29, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:The Emperor's New Groove franchise

I have nominated Category:The Emperor's New Groove franchise (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for deletion. 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 and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 04:23, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Las Vegas

I appreciate your efforts to disambiguate, but your changes in 1996 were both wrong; both demolitions were on The Strip, rather than in the city. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:23, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

eden ahbez

Question: Is it possible to move this article to the proper title? Currently, if you click on eden ahbez, for example, in the article about the song "Nature Boy," you are taken to eden Ahbez, which is a redirect from Eden ahbez. This is not correct. The name should be spelt with no capital letters. There is also Eden Ahbez, which should redirect to the proper name. How do we sort this out? ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 15:02, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for making the move. I will go through and sort out the redirects as soon as I have the time. Cheers! ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 00:12, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Hmmm... taking a look at it again, I see that if one removes the template at the top, as I did, it goes back to Eden ahbez. This is very strange to me... ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 02:21, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that helped a lot, actually. Thanks! I am currently fixing the redirects. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 02:43, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Skiet

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Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the very best for the season. Guettarda (talk) 06:17, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Jabal Amel

Hi Woohookitty! That's cute name :-) I would like to bring to your attention an messed up article about an important topic: Jabal Amel. Can you please take a look?

Happy holidays and new year! Fastabbas (talk) 10:52, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

some help..

Hi there... u erased the "Still working on it" warning in the "Penghu National Scenic Area" im currently editing... could u give me a template that rougly says the same? The article still need much updating and more sourcing...

Cheers —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gumuhua (talkcontribs) 12:08, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

The Lads

Hello - could you take another look at this article that you brought to AfD please. It appears to have been hijacked in November and is no longer about the original subject of the article. Thanks.--Michig (talk) 11:03, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Politicians convicted of alcohol-related driving offenses

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[9] Always nice to have detail-oriented editors around Wikipedia cleaning up the details. --KP Botany (talk) 08:02, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Not as much as I do.... --KP Botany (talk) 08:09, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

New Netherland

So politely put. I am actually the culprit, and will watcch out with creating links to disamibuation pages...Sorry of the tip..But if you feel like, her's a real mess in this regard> New Netherlander....recently created and discussing immigration to the province. thanksDjflem (talk) 10:37, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Angel Arce Torres

I'm confused by this edit [10] - according to reference 5 on the article Torres was still alive on the 25th Dec 2008. Why did you categorise him as dead? Exxolon (talk) 06:48, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Goat breeds

Are you sure you just don't want to slap these bad boys onto the bots at WP:CFD/W? It could be quite tedious to do them manually. Good Ol’factory (talk) 12:19, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

fonzie gomez

hello you were one of the peolpe that deleted fonzie gomez page i am his publisher and author of tha page the reason i am contacing you is if you could in delete it or tell me what i have to do to get fonzie gomez on wikipidia?

thankyou kind regards

rita valenzisi —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:09, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Deleted template around again

Hi, on Dec 27, you deleted the template "8 largest SM supermalls". [11] I just came across that template again, this time hidden in a parent template - Template:SMPH. Just thought you wanted to know and wanted to do something about it. Shrumster (talk) 07:47, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Checking the template page history, looks like User:Kamatis.kamote is trying to evade the deletion of the template by hiding it within another, similar template. The deleted material was added on December 30, after the previous template was deleted. [12] Shrumster (talk) 07:50, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Hi, sorry to bother you. Just wanted to let you know. He tried to stick the template in the SMPH template yet again. [13] Good thing he was reverted. And I recently trimmed the template hard-coded from several mall articles.[14] Is there anything we should do? Shrumster (talk) 15:10, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Redirect to Jersey (clothing)

Actually there is something in Jersey (fabric), or was, that is not in Jersey (clothing), namely the latter is an article about the garments, not about the fabric.[15] And, the Jersey (clothing) article has no references--so you've now removed something that not only isn't in the article, but is pretty important for Wikipedia articles: citations. Also the clothing article doesn't discuss the construction of the fabric, the main types, doesn't contain any of the additional information I stated in my edit summary (bolded below) that the fabric article needs.

So, please either revert yourself, or weave the references, and discussion of the fabric, and types of materials into a long section on the fabric in the clothing article, leaving space for the printing and the manufacture. Either way is fine by me, but I am working on it now, so the focus is different if I'm talking about the fabric itself versus the fabric that is used to make the clothing--and I'm only interested in the textile not the garments. Let me know.

Or, post this on the article's talk page and other editors can weigh in--which is useful when moving an article that someone is actively working on, as my edit summary clearly showed.

  1. (cur) (last) 05:41, 2009 January 6 Woohookitty (Talk | contribs) (32 bytes) (covered in jersey (clothing). Don't see anything there and not here) (undo)
  2. (cur) (last) 03:34, 2009 January 6 KP Botany (Talk | contribs) (1,480 bytes) (needs weft, single needle, double needle, manufactured rarely in UK, also Turkey, jacguards, pictures, dying, printing, construction, garment made, fabric made) (undo)

Thanks. --KP Botany (talk) 08:52, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


Hey Woohookitty, thanks for fixing some of my links to Native American or Indian topics in the Randolph, Tennessee article. I know it was not the first time, because I have noticed your username before on my watchlist. Is that not one of the most positive things on Wikipedia? You miss something or don't do it right and soon someone comes along and fixes the errors. Recently, I disambiguated hundreds of links to Memphis and Nashville, hundreds of them, really. And while I was doing that I asked myself occasionally: Why aren't these people doing it right from the beginning? Aren't they checking their links at all? I wasn't seriously asking myself, of course, because I know how it happens. Sometimes you are in a writing mood and neglect the correctness of the links initially. Well, I do that sometimes. So you are probably going to catch one or two of my lapses again.

I am glad that there are good people like you around here to tirelessly keep Wikipedia clean, tidy and as perfect as possible. Thanks, take care and happy editing, doxTxob \ talk 22:40, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Nick Lulli

Hi this is Nick Lulli. I saw the deletion thing...someone came through and changed my user page user:animeking237 and created a real article out of it. How can I change it back to just my user page? Thanks! —Preceding undated comment was added at 13:11, 15 January 2009 (UTC).

No content in Category:2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (Asian Football Confederation) templates

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Paper township

I see you've added the globalize tag to paper township, claiming that the concept exists outside Ohio. Unfortunately, not only did you not provide examples of this in article space, you also did not answer one on the talk page who specifically asked if the concept exists outside Ohio. Because you apparently have knowledge of this, could you share your knowledge in the article or its talk page? Thanks! -- JeffBillman (talk) 00:00, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

My first page

Hi and thanks for your input on the page of Akrillai. It's my first page in english (my 3rd language) and just wanted to ask your opinion about the page (can it be improuved or changed?). Thanks --Sal73x (talk) 08:41, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Woohookitty, I used the quote template as you suggested and got the result I wanted and I learned something new :-). Much appreciated your time and experties! --Sal73x (talk) 10:14, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Asyraf Awang Besar

I noticed that you moved this from an incorrect capitalisation.

However, the reason that the author had created it with an incorrect capitalisation was that the correct capitalisation is create protected.

The article was deleted at AfD a couple of weeks ago.

I've added a G4 template to it.

Mayalld (talk) 13:26, 22 January 2009 (UTC)


I created the USSVI page. Best I can tell a Bot deleted the USSVI Logo that I had placed there when I created the page. Can I put it back? Thank you for your time.

Bosamar (talk) 06:46, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Template:Bankstown line colour

You have deleted this template which has affected the infoboxes of all the railway stations on the Bankstown line in Sydney. Can you please revert this deletion? eg. Museum railway station, Sydney, Sefton railway station, Sydney etc. Can you please revert this deletion? J Bar (talk) 04:02, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Whoops. Sorry about that. Restored. --User:Woohookitty Diamming fool! 05:19, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks mate, but there still seems to be a problem with the infoboxes. Any ideas? J Bar (talk) 21:54, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Could it be related to other deletions you have made like Template:Bankstown line alt? J Bar (talk) 21:58, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Zack Hadley

I noticed you checked the page I created, is everything ok? All the information is directly from me, I wrote the article about myself. I don't know what to write about where the citing is from. Help! -- Zack (talk) 00:00, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

No content in Category:Washington templates

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100px Hello, fellow reader
Thanks for being one of the major contributors at ≈ [[City of Thieves (2008 novel) City of Thieves, A Novel]] ---Go reading!!!---

--CFountain (talk) 20:04, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for categorizing Template:Super Bowl lead-out program -Zeus- 20:46, 5 February 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by -Zeus- (talkcontribs)

FiveIdiotSquad Page's Deletion

Hi there. I am one of the members of the youtube group "FiveIdiotSquad" whose article was deleted. As Wikipedia is probably best known for the posting and management of correct, concise, and non-biased articles on subjects, we felt that putting information about us on Wikipedia of all places would be the right choice.

My guess was that compared to other YouTube users, we are, as you said "non-notable", and writing an article about yourself would probably be vain. In no way did we wish to advertise about ourselves using Wikipedia's host space, that would be grotesque misuse. We only wanted to give users that we hope to accumulate a place to turn to to learn information about us.

If there are any rules/guidelines we violated by making our article, I would be more than happy to be made aware of them.

I also realize that if all YouTube users that considered themselves "notable", then there would be countless articles popping up on Wikipedia, and that would only lead to chaos for Wikipedia's servers.

We will probably turn to another hosting service to make a website for us, with its own information page, but we would like to know if we can keep our article up until then.

Also, thank you for your service to Wikipedia! Your contributions clearly show your intent to keep Wikipedia the best it can be.

KenGuy5472 (talk) 22:41, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Songs by Keith Getty

You recently moved a page called “Songs by Keith Getty” to Keith Getty discography. I think your intentions were good, but you probably misunderstood the function of the page. Although it contains links to albums by Keith Getty, a chronological discography appears separately on the main Keith Getty page. This page is a list of songs written by him, similar to what you might find for other composers, like [of compositions by Aaron Copland], but presented with more detailed information than the Copland page. The most significant difference between a list of songs or compositions and a discography page is that this list (in progress) will eventually include songs that may have been published but not (yet) recorded. Thus, this is not a list of his recorded output, rather this is a list of his published songs, sorted alphabetically by title. Please change the the title back to what it was. --Fennertree (talk) 17:15, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


stop disaming my edits please!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cream horn (talkcontribs) 04:14, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


With the Feb 10 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue forthcoming, I am contemplating a partial DRV of Wikipedia:Templates_for_deletion/Log/2008_June_27#Template:SI_Swimsuit_issues. Is it possible to recreate them in userspace somewhere so that I can consider a redisgn that might be palatable.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 17:56, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Just let me know where you are putting them.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 04:14, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Did you misunderstand my request. I was hoping you would recreate the deleted files in my userspace. I don't even have the data to recreate them myself.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 04:47, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
I have redesigned all the templates at User talk:TonyTheTiger/sandbox/SISwimsuit. I am ready to go to WP:DRV. I am just contacting you first.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 02:31, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
I sent the wrong page before User:TonyTheTiger/sandbox/SISwimsuit, but I am preparing it for DRV.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 05:35, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Deletion review for User:TonyTheTiger/sandbox/SISwimsuit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of User:TonyTheTiger/sandbox/SISwimsuit. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedy-deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 06:03, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


How do you track articles that need disambig. links fixed? Was Espagnolette in your watchlist? —Endothermic (talk) 10:29, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. —Endothermic (talk) 11:19, 9 February 2009 (UTC)


Why do you do this every week? It does not affect how the page is rendered. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 10:32, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Odd. So you mean that purging the page doesn't work in Chrome? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:43, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Category:North Dakota government navigational boxes

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I notice that this category you created is unpopulated (empty). In other words, no Wikipedia pages belong to 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:North Dakota government navigational boxes]] to articles/categories that belong in it.

I 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) 21:54, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

TFD formatting assistance

I need some help formatting the templates for the expanded Feb 12 discussion on Political organization sequential leaders. The templates are not pointing where I want them to and I could not figure out how to change the TFD section.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 04:44, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

I expanded the TFD for United States Conference of Mayors with similar templates in partbecause it was not getting enough discussion. It did not work correctly. I need each template fixed and the general discussion fixed.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 06:04, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
That is a lot better although from each template the "this page's entry" link does not seem to go to the exact section.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 06:54, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

American Idol season 8

You reverted my comment citing Vandalism, when it was accurate, please check the official site before you start accusing people of vandalizing (talk) 09:01, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

The only reason I point it out is because you do not know how many arguments I have gotten into about the credibility of Wikipedia, it is really bad how much I defend it, I hate all the vandalizing so much, it is very frustrating when I am trying to help make this a credible source and all people can do is mess it up, lol, not you of course, oh wow this is turning into a soapbox lol (talk) 09:22, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Please help remove messages at top of Norman Farberow

New contributor here - thanks for your direction when I posed Norman Farberow in January. Please inform me of the protocol in having the three boxes of information removed at the top - since its posting, I found and cited references for all facts stated in the article, addressed quality issues in order to meet Wikipedia's standards, and read and implemented the guidelines for writing encyclopedia style. Please make any suggestions - and thank you for all you do for Wikipedia. Oshinkozee (talk) 21:25, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


Hi , I m new here , plz help me out Hamprey (talk) 11:28, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Quick question re: categories

A quick question about categories; I've just created one for albums by Italian singer-songwriter Alice, and I've placed the Category:Alice albums tag on all the respective pages, and that usually does the trick, but somehow this time the page "Alice albums" is marked red and blank - what do I do?

Thanks in advance,

/Sebastian, Stockholm (talk) 10:40, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Hey again, thanks for the prompt reply, that seems to have solved my little cunundrum! The page is now up and working as far as I can tell. Much obliged, and I'll add the Italian albums category to all her albums as well, while I'm at it, thanks for the tip. Thanks also for all the hard work you've put into disambiguation here on Wikipedia over the past few years, I've created quite a few biographies and album pages myself and it's very appreciated.

Thanks again and keep up the good work!

/S. (talk) 10:57, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Sundown town

Sigh... I don't know what to do. I (of course with my own preconceptions and POV) think it is ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous to have statements of the caliber that that edit showed without some serious qualifiers. Someone (heck, maybe the professor himself) goes and treats his book as gospel and makes all those changes from the page that I thought was a fairly balanced and reasonable article (arrived at by much compromise on both our sides, especially yours). I reverted--I mean, I can't stand seeing the page like that. I'll post on the talk page but... Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Hopefully it'll all go away or the editor in question will have a eureka moment about the page as an example of WP:V. Matt Yeager (Talk?) 23:44, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Another quick question...

...feel free to reply in your own time. Right after I talked to you yesterday I created a discography template for Alice (that Italian singer again) and I most obviously did something wrong, because now when I try to edit it I'm automatically redirected to another template, also simply named Alice, and I'm told "Note: This page has been semi-protected so that only established users can edit it." etc etc. Any ideas? Disambiguation seems to be your forte so....

Thanks in advance, again

/S (talk) 11:16, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi again,

Wonder of wonders, it worked and I took the opportunity to rename the actual template to "Alice (Italian singer)" (re. disambiguation again then) to avoid any further confusion and mix ups so next editor after me won't have to be faced with the same problem. So, again, thanks!

I bow to you kind Sir! (Madam?) ;-)

Take care, (talk) 12:03, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Okie doke; thanks again then for your prompt and professional assistance kind Sir. :-) Over and out for now. (talk) 12:18, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Filipino profanity

Hi thanks for correcting a word from the article Filipino profanity. I added a new section "other terms" and please correct any grammatical mistakes you can spot.

Elhombre9 (talk) 12:29, 18 February 2009 (UTC) Elhombre9

Alexis Grace and Michael Sarver

I just wanted to leave a note to let you know I started articles for these two. I know they need to be expanded, but I think they are a good basis to start with. Aspects (talk) 08:10, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Vukašin Brajić article

Hi! I'm working on article about Vukašin Brajić here, and I have a problem. User with code is putting warnings on it but when I tried to contact me he didn't answer so I don't know what are reasons for it. I don't know who should I write to, to get the answers what should I change, so I'm writing to you becouse I saw that you did something on article about Sonja Bakić who was participating in the same show as Vukašin and they aren't any warning on her article, and he scored better result. Sorry for bothering, this is my first article here. :) Thanks a lot! Nikolina007 (talk) 13:19, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


To Woohookitty for the thankless task of repairing disambiguation links. It is appreciated. -- Samir 07:38, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

And also for the many other little things that you do to better the encyclopedia. Wanted to let you know that it is much appreciated. Best regards -- Samir 07:38, 21 February 2009 (UTC)


I noticed you tweaked my page a little (correctly) and would just like to say thanks. Also, I would just like to know what you thought of my page, (on a professional basis as you are a pro), and what is it that my page lacks/needs and how I can improve it. The page is Bais Rajput.

Thank you.--BhainsRajput (talk) 14:27, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks alot! Absolutley great. You don't normally see errors untill you look from outside of the situation and sometimes thats hard. I'll be onto it straight away. Your'e a credit to wikipedia. Thanks once again. :-) --BhainsRajput (talk) 13:50, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Neutral POV vs. editor bias

Back in November you edited the Peter Fox (artist) page - that's me. I see that you have an anti-vandalism specialty and so I thought maybe you could straighten something out. I recently noticed that a Wiki editor named Daniel Rigal has tagged the page as an Autobiography and with a warning that it "may not conform to Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy". He comments "This article seems to be substantially written by its subject. Given its pretty basic content this may not be a problem but I thought it should be mentioned."

Reading the Wiki neutral POV policy, I see no reason for his action. When I read his own Talk page, I see that he delights in challenging/deleting/defacing articles with material posted by the article's subject, and seems particularly aggressive towards artists. I'd rather not engage the guy directly because he seems to get off on this kind of confrontation.

At the same time, the material I've posted is hardly an "autobiography" and I feel that his labeling it as such (even as he admits there "may not be a problem") is an attempt to discredit the veracity of the article - it amounts to a kind of malicious editorial vandalism.

Can you help me with this? Can you direct me to someone who can? Thank you so much. Peterfoxny (talk) 19:43, 22 February 2009 (UTC)


Dear Friend, please do not add previous wrong information about the Persian singer Hayedeh to the entry. Now all information are based on documents. In the previous version there are also many terms which are not acceptable for wiki style (such as "best", "legendary",etc......) . thanks --Shayan7 (talk) 13:16, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Leaders of the District of Columbia

FYI: I chose that category because the historic title had been "Governor", but the "Mayor" category could be correct or the one that you picked. The District is such a special case, it's practically a category in itself. JRP (talk) 05:25, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Edit of Elite Home Tutoring LLC You Made

I just made the page and saw you made an edit to it. What did you change :) If you added I the "needs more inlinks" I agree. I am very new to Wiki. MathTeacher5252 (talk) 07:06, 26 February 2009 (UTC)Eric

Your Edit for HAYEDEH

Dear Friend, I respect what you have done in the past but regarding Hayedeh you are doing that in a wrong way. You added some wrong information; for example Zoland and Andranik were not Hayedeh's producers in the US, they 'wrote' some songs not 'produced. Also the style of introducing is not Wiki style; it should be neutral; so please leave the article in its current form that all information is checked. Meanwhile is not her official website. Thanks for your attention.--Shayan7 (talk) 11:58, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Adam Tomei

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Deletion of Cryptoportica Article

I Just wondering why you deleted our article. It was neither a hoax or utter nonsense. You are asinine. —Preceding unsignedcomment added by Alex East (talkcontribs) 13:22, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Hayedeh and Unknown IP !

Hi, yes I think so, such edits comes from the IP: I am getting sick of that! he or she is so insist to make his.her corrections that many of them are wrong. I have really no idea what I have to with that ! Is that any way tp block that? up to now I have changed that tens of times! thanks for your help.--Shayan7 (talk) 16:32, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


dear friend, some times I see entries in wiki that are not very important issues and I think they should be candidate for deletatin; one of them is Lily Mazahery. It seems some people try to promote themselves through Wiki and it's against wiki rules and we have to prevent them. Do you have any idea? thanks.--Shayan7 12:35, 1 March 2009 (UTC) —Precedingunsigned comment added by Shayan7 (talkcontribs)

TfD deletion of Super Bowl lead-out program

Hi, I noticed that you deleted {{Super Bowl lead-out program}}. However, don't you think you should have at least edited the template to a subst so at least the pages had the sequence box before you deleted it? currently, all the tv show pages are missing the info, and I sure don't feel like fixing it. -Zeus-uc 13:39, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


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Proposed new policy

As a recent contributor to Deaths in 2009, you may be able to help decide on a proposed new policy. It is proposed that:

A month should be deleted from the "Deaths in [CURRENT YEAR]" page ONE WEEK after the month ends.

Please opine at Talk:Deaths_in_2009#Proposed new policy. Don't just say

  • Support.


  • Oppose.

Also state your reasons and participate in the discussion. Michael Hardy (talk) 16:39, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia Signpost — February 23, 2009

This week, the Wikipedia Signpost published volume 5, issue 8, which includes these articles:

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Wikipedia Signpost — 2 March 2009

This week, the Wikipedia Signpost published volume 5, issue 9, which includes these articles:

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Electric bicycle laws

Hello, I'm new to wiki editing but grew frustrated with the state of the article mentioned. That said I'm making changes such as summarizing laws, correcting incorrect interpretations, and adding references or replacing poor references with more trustworthy sources.

The Reason I'm commenting, is because the discussion on the article seems to be dead. I wanted a second opinion on some of the changes and would appreciate any input you could give. Executorvs (talk) 01:36, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Me again. I've been trying to go back and forth between mopeds, motorized bicycles, and Electric bicycle laws. There is a lot of information in them, but there is also a lot of duplication and contradiction of information. As I see it, the articles on mopeds and motorized bicycles should be merged while a separate article on electric bicycles should be put in place.
I am not sure how to rename/merge/move/add redirects to articles. Also, given the very low traffic in the discussion pages, I'm wary of stepping on toes by making large sweeping changes to three articles of :related topic simultaneously.
I also wonder if there is a good way to find help for this kind of undertaking?
Thank you for your patience, I'm trying to find all the wiki tutorials as I write this. Executorvs (talk) 00:30, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

AI finalists - review of articles

Before I suggest things on different pages, here are my thoughts on who might be warranting losing their articles (or gaining articles; names not mentioned should keep their articles for sure):

Season 1

  • A.J. Gil, Christina Christian (protected) and R.J. Helton are currently redirects. No change is recommended, as none of them are currently notable enough IMO.
  • EJay Day - has done virtually nothing post-Idol. I recommend redirecting there as well.

Season 2

  • Rickey Smith is currently a redirect. No change is recommended, as he is currently not notable enough IMO.
  • Julia DeMato - has not done much at all in a long time. Might want to consider a redirect.

Season 3

  • Leah LaBelle (protected) is currently a redirect. No change is recommended, as she is currently not notable enough IMO.
  • Amy Adams - May also need to be reviewed. She has disappeared from the scene the last few years (it doesn't help that another Amy Adams is much more notable and that makes it hard to search for her).

Season 4

  • No changes are recommended, as all of them seem to have done stuff post-Idol to warrant keeping the articles.

Season 5

  • Melissa McGhee - has done NOTHING post-Idol. I recommend the article be redirected.

Season 6

  • Stephanie Edwards - While she has a couple recordings out, overall she has not done much. May want to be reviewed.

Season 7

  • No changes are recommended at this point, as all of them have done enough in the short time to warrant keeping the articles.

Those are just my thoughts. CrazyC83 (talk) 16:30, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I meant a redirect on Melissa. CrazyC83 (talk) 18:05, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Ann Beach

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Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Esasus (talk) 23:12, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Madia Gond and totem poles

This is about the Madia Gond and the Munda, which are like totem poles, Aren't totem poles a characteristic of all Native Americans and not just of Native Americans in the United State? To the best of my knowledge they are. Please considering revert of your edit. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 08:17, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Will you rephrase your remarks to Standard English, I have not been able to follow the sense of the colloquial. All my fault. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 08:23, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Not at all. I should have been a little patient, then I would have understood that the Native Americans now points to Indigenous peoples of the Americas, and you wish to thank me for the suggestion. Coming to the poles the word Munda, means pole in Marathi, my mother tongue, wonder whether it carries the same meaning in the Madia language. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 09:53, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

March (surname) Edits

Thank you for your edits to my first page here, March (surnames). Perhaps you can explain to me your change to Hal March, adding United States. Should this be my general practice? For example, March Fong Eu is a Chinese-American, but I did not show that. Dthomsen8 (talk) 13:59, 5 March 2009 (UTC)Dthomsen8

Ability to view deleted articles

How can I gain the ability to view deleted pages? Is this right reserved for administrators only or is there some form of special privilege that can be applied for without becoming an admin? Valoem talk 15:23, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry did I do something to offend you? Or is there some reason why you responded to everyone around except me? Valoem talk 14:12, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Ah thanks, ill try asking someone else. I just realized that my statement could be interpreted as abrasive which is completely unintentional. Sorry if I sounded that way I was just confused. Also thanks for helping my Archie Karas article. Valoem talk 16:03, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Persistent vandal

IP vandal has been blocked twice, but is still making many unconstructive edits. Can you as an administrator block that IP? Thanks, Jchthys cont. 21:45, 5 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the disambig assists, my friend. Hope all is well, and take care. MarmadukePercy (talk) 06:51, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

American Idol (season 8)

That source doesn't say that Anoop Desai was the fourth best, it just says he got 20,000 fewer than Sarver. For all we know, they might have been second and third. A female singer had to be selected, she could have been fourth, or fifth, or sixth... Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 07:14, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed that you weren't the original editor. I think I'm just going to remove it, since AI doesn't really reveal their voting, just little tidbits about how far behind Desai was, not what position he came in at. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 07:25, 6 March 2009 (UTC)