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Loston Harris[edit]

Hi Y, please would you mind explaining why Harris was not an A7 CSD, so that I will not make the same mistake next time? Thanks, 1Potato2Potato3Potato4 (talk) 18:29, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Sure. He toured with Wynton Marsalis, and released 5 albums - sounds like an assertion of notability. A7 is only for articles that do not assert notability at all. You might have concluded that this subject fails WP:GNG, but a slow deletion process is needed to delete. -- Y not? 18:33, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the swift reply. Best, 1Potato2Potato3Potato4 (talk) 18:37, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

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Maalouf Ashford & Talbot wiki page[edit]

Hi Y,

I noticed that the following law firm, Maalouf Ashford & Talbot's page was deleted. I request that a new page for this law firm is added back to wikipedia in which I will also provide all reliable sources. I am further confused as to why the page was deleted, given that it is an award winning international law firm which is well known both in the U.S and internationally in the area of corporate law.

I suggest a new page to be uploaded to wiki.

Kind Regards,

Sunfry2 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sunfry2 (talkcontribs) 10:12, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

what I see is a very poorly disguised effort at using this encyclopedia for self promotion. That's not ok. You can take it to WP:DRV if you wish. -- Y not? 11:21, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

K-Developedia[edit]

Could you check the history of K-Developedia which you speedy deleted? It was on my watchlist and I think this is because I previously contested a speedy deletion nomination for it and added a reference to The Korea Times, both of which would suggest this is not an obvious WP:A7 candidate. Thanks! RichardOSmith (talk) 06:18, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Richard - that article looks like a press release... are there any other sources? Do you think this website meets WP:GNG? If you do, I will undelete it. I think that this is part of a coordinated promotion pattern, with multiple creations. -- Y not? 14:10, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Ok; I defer to your opinion. I didn't get the impression that the Korean Times article was itself a press release although it could be; just about everything else I have found is. RichardOSmith (talk) 18:09, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
The article is not a press release, but it does read like one. -- Y not? 18:37, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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Maptitude Undeletion[edit]

Hi:

We are requesting the undeletion of Maptitude. There are numerous similar pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_MapPoint http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArcGIS

And we consider the content of the Maptitude page to be factual rather than marketing oriented. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.233.43.85 (talk) 14:27, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Any by "we" you are referring to the company, I presume? This is an encyclopedia, not an advertising venue. We're neither a social network, nor a website hosting service. -- Y not? 14:34, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. We (Caliper Corporation- sorry for the previous affiliation omission) did not intend the page to be advertising. It was intended to be a factual description of a widely used software application. Did a specific element of the page breach the parameters of Wikipedia pages? We would be happy to correct that. Will all other software product entries be deleted from Wikipedia or was ours unusual in its content? We are just looking for some direction on this, as we have been getting inquiries from the general public about version release dates and the history of the product, because they were unable to find such information on Wikipedia. -- — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.233.43.86 (talk) 19:50, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Deletion review for Maptitude[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Maptitude. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review.

June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:43, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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John J. Maalouf wiki page[edit]

Hi Y,

I recently noticed that you have deleted the following page from wikipedia: John J. Maalouf The reason you have stated does not seem to be correct and is very inconsistent, as you have noticed the individual is a notable American lawyer who has contributed to U.S. International Trade Policy as a "member" of the Committee on International Trade, which is a New York Bar Association committee. John J. Maalouf's contribution to the subject matter of US National Security has been of great value, given that such reports (written by the author) were further recommended to be set forth in all port U.S. National Security legislation.

I am shocked as to why such a wiki page/profile is repeatedly attacked, with vague and rather weak arguments stating that it is merely an attempt for promotional use. In addition, I list below the following points as to why this page highly deserves to remain on wikipedia:

1. The lawyer has made contribution to U.S. International Trade Policy, in particular U.S. National Security legislation. Such contributions were proposed by the Committee on International trade as part of the New York Bar Association. Please see: http://www.nycbar.org/pdf/report/Final%20BIT%20paper.pdf http://www2.nycbar.org/Publications/record/vol.%2063%20%20no.%201.pdf

Surely, you are not doubting the credentials of the New York Bar Association now it's committees and fellow members?

2. The lawyer/individual has been repeatedly ranked as one of the top ten international trade and finance lawyers in the United States, by the US Lawyer Rankings. Please see: http://www.unitedstateslawyerrankings.com/2014rankingguide.html

If you have any doubts regarding the credibility of the above prestigious ranking guide, then you must highly reconsider such perceptions, as these rankings consist of all notable US attorneys that are nominated by members of the American Bar Association, Judiciary and Senior Management of large corporations.

This US Lawyer Rankings are the most highly sought and prestigious ranking guides in the US.

3. The lawyer had also received the Distinguished Alumni Award for service to the "legal profession" by one of the leading education institutions in the United States, Boston University. Please see: http://www.bu.edu/met/files/2011/10/bu-met-newsletter_commencement_2011.pdf

4. The lawyer has further been aired on various media platforms, such as leading news channels - CNN. Surely, you understand and are aware that CNN is a leading news platform. I hope you do not doubt credentials of such a leading news channel. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGeslJVjeQg

5. There are a large number of references/citations supporting the credentials of this lawyer from veritable and notable sources.

Please see below:

^ a b "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "John J. Maalouf Lawyer Profile on". Martindale.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. ^ Bill Warner Chairman, Triangle Accredited Capital Forum. "John J. Maalouf: How to Select M&A Advisors". Venture Hype. Retrieved 2012-06-05. ^ Dan MacDonald President and CEO, InNOVAcorp."International Law Expert John J. Maalouf Part II: Early-Stage Investing in China". Venture Hype. Retrieved2012-06-05. ^http://www.maaloufashford.com/MaaloufAshford%20Pictures/John%20J.%20Maalouf%20-%20Mensa%20International%20Journal%20Article.pdf ^ a b http://www.bu.edu/met/files/2011/10/bu-met-newsletter_commencement_2011.pdf ^web|url=http://www.maaloufashford.com/uploads/1/3/2/7/13275915/mensainternationaljournal20september2006.pdf%7Ctitle=MensaInternational Journal |publisher=Maalouf Ashford & Talbot |date= |accessdate=2015-01-20 ^ "Entity Information". Appext9.dos.ny.gov. Retrieved2012-06-05. ^ a b http://www.bu.edu/met/files/2009/11/bu-met-newsletter_commencement2009.pdf ^ "Entity Information". Appext9.dos.ny.gov. Retrieved2012-06-05. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^ "International Trade & Finance Lawyers". United States Lawyer Rankings. Retrieved 2014-11-13. ^http://www.unitedstateslawyerrankings.com/2012rankingguide.html ^ http://www.bu.edu/bostonia/winter-spring12/alumni-weekend/alumni-weekend.pdf ^ "Alumnus John J. Maalouf ranked Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyer | Boston University Metropolitan College". Bu.edu. 2011-05-03. Retrieved2012-06-05. ^http://www.oilcouncil.com/downloads/FinalNYCAgenda.pdf ^ "Engaging Upstream Oil & Gas Communities World-wide". The Oil Council. Retrieved 2012-06-05. ^ "BU Law | News | John J. Maalouf (B.S. ’90, LL.M. ’94) to Speak at The Oil Council’s Americas Assembly". Bu.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-05. ^http://www.bu.edu/law/communications/documents/TheRecord2011_000.pdf ^ 12:52 PM (2008-04-24). "Deal Making In The Internet Age: An Interview with John J. Maalouf". Tcattorney.typepad.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. ^ "BARNES & NOBLE | Best Practices for Mergers and Acquisitions in China, 2011 Ed: Leading Lawyers on Identifying Investment Opportunities, Navigating Compliance Requirements, and Advising Clients on Transactions (Inside the Minds) by Aspatore Books Staff, Aspatore Books | Paperback". Barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. ^http://www.nycbar.org/pdf/report/Final%20BIT%20paper.pdf ^http://www2.nycbar.org/Publications/record/vol.%20


Now, please compare the above to other profiles of lawyers on wikipedia and you will clearly notice that there have been a numerous amount of sources supporting the content of the deleted wiki page, which you believe is "unambiguous promotional material".

I kindly request you to re-evaluate your actions on wiki and to kindly stop deleting such neutral wiki profiles.

I also welcome you to put forward reasons as to how such material is promotional and why you are doubting the above references.


Thanks,

Bagel91

Bagel91 (talk) 13:07, 22 May 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bagel91 (talkcontribs) 12:19, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi,

Still waiting for your response to the above.

Many thanks,

Bagel91

Bagel91 (talk) 13:07, 22 May 2015 (UTC) Bagel91 (talk) 13:07, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

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Macphun Article[edit]

Hello! You once deleted the article about Macphun. We have more than 5 million users and the number grows, we have high rating on the appstore for 7 years already. Our users extremely need the article to figure out who we are, wikipedia is trusted source and fits well for this. I am not trying to driive commercial experience out of this. Can you help me with the new article about Macphun, maybe some tips - we do need to deliver our users quality — Preceding unsigned comment added by SipleDailyUser (talkcontribs) 19:49, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

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John J. Maalouf page[edit]

Hi Y,

Still waiting for your response regarding the John J. Maalouf page on wiki you had removed. Kindly respond to my message on your talk page, which I had left a few weeks ago.

Best,

Bagel91

Bagel91 (talk) 13:41, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

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Emeco[edit]

I have a financial connection with Emeco, but did not write the promotional article you deleted. Thanks for cleaning that up and please accept my apologies on their behalf. I know it's hard to believe, given how obviously promotional it is from our perspective, but they genuinely didn't realize it.

I just made a trip to the library to collect some more legitimate source material[1][2] and wanted to let you know I'll be helping them make more useful contributions in the future. CorporateM (Talk) 22:48, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

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July 8: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 8, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on a review of past and upcoming editathons, including Black Lunch Table Editathon @ MoMA on July 13.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

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Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday August 2, 1-7pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–7pm - come by any time! @ Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance (Prospect Park West and 15th St), immediately on the lawn to your left as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Subway: NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg to 15th Street – Prospect Park (IND Culver Line)

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:32, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

(Bonus event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednedsay, August 19)

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Altran Foundation for Innovation[edit]

It's hard to see how this isn't unambiguous advertising, some of the more egregious examples:

  • Altran Foundation for Innovation is one of the key vehicles of the societal action of the group Altran Technologies...it thrives to promote technological innovation for human benefit
  • The challenge for the Altran teams was to find solutions to produce artificial retina in series
  • Altran teams stepped in to help solve precisely this problem.
  • Thanks to Altran’s support, the robot is now commercialized.
  • Altran Technologies consultants have worked during a year with the award winning team
  • Altran engineers worked actively, side by side with the prize-winner,

etc.... the sources are all primary, mostly press releases. Vrac (talk) 18:21, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

It's pretty terrible, but I believe it can be cleaned up and the underlying subject is viable. If you would like it deleted, I would suggest AfD - just as effective, but takes a little longer. WP:G11 is only for unambiguous spam. -- Y not? 18:24, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

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CableFree[edit]

Hi there,

Please can you forward some advice about this page. I have been following it for a while and reinstated it. I have looked at similar companies that are on Wikipedia. Please advise to prevent speedy deletion -

Best wishes, *Be the change you want to see* (talk) 10:07, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:59, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Sales Management Association[edit]

Please detail specifically why you deleted the Sales Management Association page. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cowboyontherange (talkcontribs) 15:07, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Specifically, under WP:G11. The article consisted of promotional copy and a WP:linkfarm. -- Y not? 15:35, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

CableFree[edit]

Dear Y,

I noticed that this page has been deleted. I dealt with all the previous comments and got the page up to scratch. Please advise - *Be the change you want to see* (talk) 03:38, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Dear Y,

Please let me know what to do next. This page is a factual page for educational purposes and I managed to address the issues raised by other admins so I am surprised at this deletion - Advice would be welcome :) *Be the change you want to see* (talk) 06:11, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Please stop using this encyclopedia to promote a business. Start a facebook page instead. -- Y not? 15:40, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

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