User talk:Gotanda

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Archives of old Talk messages[change source]

Nair Article[change source]

May I know why my edit is reverted ? Please tell the reason for revert

I wrote the full article and now I am editing few errors. Why are you reverting, tell me the reason ?

Please read the article before reverting. All are facts, nothing derogatory or false information. Can we discuss this ?

Because you have put in a huge unsimplified copy and paste. This is Simple English Wikipedia. Your contributions must be simple. They would have been quick deleted. Do this in your user space or in a sandbox. Gotanda (talk) 13:11, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

I am sorry, I didn't know that, correct me if I am wrong. I was correcting the spellings and putting some sentences in meaningful way. Please check. Once again sorry for not following the policy, kindly request not to delete the content.

Well, now you know. Please read this Help Section before you continue to edit. What you are posting is not helpful here. Gotanda (talk) 13:18, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I will not edit this page anymore. Kind request not to remove the full content. Do you want me to make the article smaller. may be I can help you make it a small article by removing few elaboration.

Can I expand it a little, will not include all of what it had.

You need to read all of this first before you edit that article any more. Gotanda (talk) 13:40, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

I read, I know it should not be more elaborative and should be in simple English, I will follow that if you permit me.

I will give a try, if not worthy you please revert it.

Please let me know how its now. Removed all elaboration and made it simple.

User:Wiki tamil 100-Read it fully[change source]

I just copy the list of the towns of the taluks. Its really hard for anyone to make the list with 80 or 90 names of villages. If I left it without the list, still it is an useless article. Another one is i just copied the format in the first taluk article. In the other intro and demographics, the format is just followed. The first article is the fully copied one. The others were just typed by me and you are making my articles deleted. You have the rights only to delete my first taluk article, the Cuddalore taluk. I want the others to be restored. I have another issue, the intro and content are much simplified and why is these article are deleted. First tell me the reasons to me and delete the articles. First give me time. Just inform before you delete, not as a command but as a request. Understand them. Leave me just copy the list alone and restore the deleted articles. Thank you. Also reply in my talk page for this.--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 05:08, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Another help please review and tell me if any complex phrases are present here User:Wiki_tamil_100/K._Balachander_filmography.--wiki tamil 100 (talk) 05:16, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

names of two Democrats erased[change source]

Claire McCaskill and Jimmy Carter were removed; for what reason? Angela Maureen (talk) 16:14, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

I guess I would ask why were they there in the first place? Carter has positions which are significantly to the left of many in the Democratic Party. Look at his record and statements on human rights, Guantanamo, Israel/Palestine etc. Apparently he voted for Sanders. McCaskill is definitely not on the left of the party but given her electorate where she has to run she supports the Democratic Party. I think you can make a case that some of her votes against party are highly calculated (Keystone) and less motivated by ideology. Her Trump Score looks high but for her district not so bad. Unless someone declares themselves to be conservative, there will be some element of judgement in deciding if they are one or not. Gotanda (talk) 05:39, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Cengage Learning[change source]

why did you revert this? Nunabas (talk) 13:21, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

HI, please accept my apologies. I noticed the first change to education-educational and 1) didn't realize that the way it displayed had changed 2) didn't notice your correction of spelling students. Thank you. Gotanda (talk) 21:35, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
The displayed [[education]]al vs [[education|educational]] ( educational vs educational ) has no visible change, rather it was just an attempt at cleaning up the wiki markup as both render identically, however the first is just a little cleaner, the markup is more simple. Since I was correcting a typo I thought I might as well do other minor cleanup/corrections too. Hopefully that helps. Nunabas (talk) 01:33, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

QD declined on two articles.[change source]

Hello Gotanda, I just wanted to let you know that I declined the quick deletion for two articles you nominated (Association of Gift Boutique Retailers of America and National Independent Hardware Association of America). please nominate them for regular deletion, if you think they should be deleted. Thank you --Eptalon (talk) 08:20, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for dropping by to let me know. Much appreciated. Gotanda (talk) 01:34, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Your reverts to Chrisangel23's work[change source]

Hi Gotanda, many thanks for picking up the continued complex edits by Chrisangelo23. Would you mind saying something in the discussion on Wikipedia:Simple talk which is keeping track of his edits, as well as trying to decide what to do with him. Many thanks, DaneGeld (talk) 00:15, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Why do you want to delete my article?[change source]

WHY ?!

With all due respect, IP user, I think Gotanda has made it abundantly clear that they do not wish to communicate with you over this matter. This is their talk page, and the fact that they have continued to remove your comments is their business. Please do not persist in replacing your remarks. If you have any issues with the request for deletion, I recommend you go to the page where the deletion is being discussed, and take part in the discussion properly (i.e, don't just type FAKE in the text - Talk to people). Regards, DaneGeld (talk) 16:59, 24 April 2018 (UTC) (talk page stalker)

Trash masquerading as notable people/events...[change source]

  • Re Nguyễn Văn Sơn, I'm afraid this is destined to go to RfD, though to me the competition "Mr Global, an annual male beauty pageant" seems a worthless event for doubtful people. As about half-dozen of my recent deletes were moved over to RfD, I suppose my rather traditional outlook on the world is not quite in harmony with the younger generation! Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:44, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for your strong and consistent work. And, thanks for letting me know about this. I do tend to push the QD a bit but I figure that is the quickest and cleanest if an admin signs off on it. If I were an admin, I'd be less aggressive on them for sure. Off to the ever growing RfD queue! -- Gotanda (talk) 08:51, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Help needed here[change source]

Mr. Gotanda, thanks for the instructions. I have received your email on my talk page. I'v followed your instruction, added

on the page of James Barre. I have tried to add reliable sources available online. Though i have followed several Wikipedia pages and layout to build Mr. Barre's Wikipedia page. I admit, i'm not fully aware of Wikipedia layout and markups.

I do think that James Barre is notable and covered by the news sources. Will you please help me and remove the warnings from the header?. Also, let me know how can i improve the Wikipedia page. Thanks. Sarah Ratliff (talk) 05:32, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Re:Aboutrika[change source]

Hello, I really don't think the language is hard. I did simplify every sentence I took fron, and there are a lot of sections there that I ignored because they were hard to simplify. BTW, I'm not a native English speaker, I may have an advanced level, but me not being a native speaker and being able to completely understand what is written, I guess that makes it simple, thanks MohamedTalk 15:01, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Please forgive[change source]

Hi gretings, Sir, I saw the message in my talkpage about the quick deletation of some articles (Mulavana, Mundroethuruth, Mylakkadu). I made a mistake please forgive to me. I will simplify and change that articles. Two of them were deleted. Kindly please undelete them.--Path slopu (Talk) 16:34, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Then, please stop copying from the English Wikipedia. There is no need to have two sets of articles that are the same or nearly the same. --Gotanda (talk) 22:23, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your valuable advice. I will create articles in simple language do not copy the articles in enwiki as such in future. Kindly please undelete the deleted articles.----Path slopu (Talk) 12:41, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
I cannot undeleted the articles. I do not have that ability. --Gotanda (talk) 21:33, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Hi greetings, kindly please tell how can I undelete tmem.--Path slopu (Talk) 14:49, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

QD option G4[change source]

Hi, Gotanda. The G4 QD option is for pages that have been deleted at RfD before. The Aloe Blacc page had only been QD'd before. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:38, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Sorry about that. --Gotanda (talk) 07:45, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
@Gotanda: Same as you did with Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala and Hotstar. Siddiqsazzad001 <Talk/> 07:14, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Reason[change source]


I don't think that poor source is valid reason. If you depend on reliable source, then you must to delete many of article in Simple Wikipedia.Siddiqsazzad001 <Talk/> 07:06, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Also we can tag: Maintaining Tag. Siddiqsazzad001 <Talk/> 07:09, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Your QD nomination of Nazar and Qyamat Ki Raat[change source]

I've declined the QD nominations on both these pages, as although they may not be notable, they still claim notability. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 00:57, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Vermont: What claims of notability do you see? --Auntof6 (talk) 01:45, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Now that I revisit it, as the latter has no sources as well as it's other issues it might qualify for A4, although I believe it's better to RfD if it's borderline-claiming notability.. The first one, although it likely isn't notable itself, it is a television series of a notable entity, Star Plus, and I think that it's notability is for an RfD to decide. Vermont (talk) 02:13, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
My viewpoint is that notability isn't inherited, but thanks for explaining. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:32, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6:@Vermont:Right. I agree that notability is not inherited. Also, looking at the actual Notability text what do we have?
"Generally, an individual radio or television program is likely to be notable if it airs on a network of radio or television stations" These programs do not air (yet).
"(either national or regional in scope), or on a cable television channel with a broad regional or national audience." There is no reliable information about the channel's distribution or viewership.
"In either case, however, the presence or absence of reliable sources is more definitive than the geographic range of the program's audience alone." No reliable sources. Tellychakkar is not a reliable source. I tend to look at it that any program that is actually notable will attract media coverage in a reliable, general market publication--not just blogs and PR sites. Sending all of these promotional stubs to RfD is not the best use of editors' time and energy. I think QD is the way to go. --Gotanda (talk) 04:11, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Seethakathi (film) is up for deletion[change source]

Hello Gotanda, I nominated Seethakathi (film) for deletion (regular deletion). In short: I think we have no ways of assessing notability, and this wiki is likely the wrong audience for the movie. Best regards. --Eptalon (talk) 08:45, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

I think this wiki is a perfect place for tamil and other Indian movie related articles (not talking about this specific one) if they are notable. The thing is, tamil people or people using any other languages (Bengali, Bhojpuri, Nepali etc) have very few articles on their wiki. Plus they might not have (generally not) advance English knowledge so providing it here in Basic English will be helpful. I also want to include the fact that many people like to read the articles in english though they have it in their language (this is based on my observation) due to western influence and lack of translation for technical terms in their language.-BRP ever 09:00, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, this is a good place for articles in simplified English about Tamil culture, traditional or popular culture, that is notable. This is not the place for movie previews. --Gotanda (talk) 22:41, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Hello Gotanda,

since you live in Japan, and know some Japanese, could you have a look at Jimanyaki, and handle the respective request for deletion, or add a comment there (Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2018/Jimanyaki here). I have no idea, if the spelling is correct, nor do I know Japanese cuisine. I didn't find any meaningful results with the spelling given. --Eptalon (talk) 09:07, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi Eptalon,
Sorry I missed that. I was on travelling. But, it looks like things went well with the deletion. All those recipe pages from that user had serious issues. Thank you for asking me. Please do again and I hope I will be online at the time. --Gotanda (talk) 11:53, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Oklahoma Panhandle[change source]

Hello, I'm just curious as to why you reverted my edit on the Oklahoma Panhandle page.

--Alicezeppelin (talk) 21:29, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Because it was not helpful. It was incorrect as has been fixed again by Auntof6 and more complex than needed. --Gotanda (talk) 13:30, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Help with patrolling[change source]

How do I patrol new pages? I have trouble with this. HutheMeow

Hi! It would be great to have more people patrolling new pages. I just go to and I see some pages highlighted in yellow. These have been created by IP or new users. I click the link "Hide patrolled changes" so I just see the ones that need patrolling. Then, I open a bunch of them in tabs and: click "Mark as patrolled" if it is fine, simplify and mark as patrolled if needed, or mark for Quick Deletion.
One thing, I think Patroller is a status you get after editing for a while, so if my note above doesn't match what you see, maybe ask an admin. Thanks for asking me. --Gotanda (talk) 00:54, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@ Gotanda Thank you for explaining to me. I now know how to mark new pages as patrolled. HutheMeow

Rollbacker[change source]

How exactly do you revert vandalism and achieved rollbacker right? HutheMeow

Here's one explanation, but basically just keep on editing and keep an eye out for vandalism or unhelpful contributions. There aren't that many frequent editors here consistently, so help is always needed. --Gotanda (talk) 02:17, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Which page shows recent vandalism? HutheMeow

That's the thing. It requires human judgement, so it isn't listed on a page. You can find it by watching New Pages as you are doing. Also, check your Watchlist. Finally, just watch new changes, especially for changes by IP users. Happy hunting! --Gotanda (talk) 04:16, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Maybe[change source]

This page could do with reviewing? Best --Herbythyme (talk) 17:50, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

They're indefinitely blocked now. So, all clear unless /until they pop up again under another name. Thanks, -Gotanda (talk) 22:26, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Appreciated, can't remember how I left it so I'll check that. --Herbythyme (talk) 08:48, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Students[change source]

Hi Gotanda, where did the students go man ?😉 --DJ ( - ) 21:56, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

I don't understand your question. --Gotanda (talk) 21:57, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
You had an alt account you used to use to teach your students with. Just gone through it 😁 and found that you had students --DJ ( - ) 21:59, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes. I did use the site with that account a long time ago. I have since moved to a different institution and no longer teach courses where editing here would fit in the curriculum. --Gotanda (talk) 22:02, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Affordable housing[change source]

Hi Gotanda I see you have added to the page Affordable housing. I wonder if I can get your views on Talk:Affordable housing#subsidized housing vs. affordable housing. Feel free to ping me. Thanks in advance. Ottawahitech (talk) 00:04, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights Survey[change source]

RMaung (WMF) 16:20, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[change source]

RMaung (WMF) 19:49, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for helping[change source]

Thanks for helping to simplify two pages (A Fish Called Wanda and Aptivate) that I created from en.wikipedia. I do a 'first pass' of simplyfying the content before saving the first version but your experience in choosing simpler words and phrases is a great help. Please have a look at other the other pages I created/copied to see if you can help there too. I list them on my user page -- Brian R Hunter (talk) 00:32, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi, sure! Glad you thought my changes were helpful. And, I get your approach of taking a first pass and then polishing later. That often works for me too. You notice different things at different times. These days I mostly patrol the New Pages and do some random bits and bobs here and there. Hope to get a couple Good Articles done soon. Please jump in if you notice any of my edits need smoothing out. And, welcome. --Gotanda (talk) 01:51, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Your revert on Venipuncture[change source]

Hi, I see that you reverted my recent edit on Venipuncture. The page is named "venipuncture" so that must be the first name stated on the page. Please try to reach consensus, don't edit war. Thank you. ToBeCloud (talk) 02:06, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

I am not edit warring. I was editing Blood draw to make it simple. As it should be. This wiki is not to be medicalized as EnWP is. --Gotanda (talk) 02:08, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
@Gotanda: Looks like the move you just made on that page is was a cut-and-paste move. I'm sorry, but it has to be reverted. ToBeCloud (talk) 02:27, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
If you really want to move it back, make a request at to WP:Requested moves. ToBeCloud (talk) 02:31, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

I have undone your cut-and-paste page move[change source]

Information icon Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you tried to give Venipuncture a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into Venipuncture. This is known as a "cut-and-paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is legally required for attribution. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history. In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page (the tab may be hidden in a dropdown menu for you). This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other pages that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Requests for history merge. Thank you. — ToBeCloud (talk) 02:29, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

If you really want to move it back, make a request at to WP:Requested moves. ToBeCloud (talk) 02:31, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
You are already indeffed on EnWP. If you keep up with this kind argumentative editing you will be indeffed here as well. --Gotanda (talk) 04:42, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
@Gotanda: Tell you the truth, I really don't want to be involved in this. I am openly EDIT WAR NEGATIVE. 04:44, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
I have fixed the edit history on that page so it could no longer in any way be considered a cut and paste move. I was going to say no point in edit warring over it now but then realized ToBeCloud is indeffed already. Either way your simplified version is still there, just with the added history. -DJSasso (talk) 12:39, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I should have just waited for the indef on ToBeCloud to come in. --Gotanda (talk) 21:12, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

thanks[change source]

thanks for your input, sometimes trying to simplify your own language can be hard. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:19, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

A little help[change source]

I see you reverted my edits, what can I do here if those are incorrect? Sun Sunris (talk) 14:40, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

One, stop being rude in the edit summaries. Two, look at New Changes. Look at an active, constructive editor like say TDKR Chicago 101 and follow their example--do like they do. But, mostly this is not a place for playing around. We have a one strike rule on Simple for people already banned on EnWP. If you vandalize, are rude, or just playing, you will be banned. Start making substantial, correct, and helpful changes and you will be welcome. --Gotanda (talk)

== Deleting the article == 

Please help to delete the article called <<Cell differentiation>>, because another article, which is much better (called <<Cellular differentiation>>) already exists (those 2 are about the same thing).

Congratulations![change source]

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Hello Gotanda, thank you for participating in Wikipedia Asian Month 2019. We are grateful for your contributions! All the pages you created help the world know more about Asia and Asian cultures. You have created four or more pages that were accepted so you will receive a postcard for Wikipedia Asian Month 2019. To get the postcard please fill out this form within 7 days. Thank you.

Cheers! Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:26, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! I registered. --Gotanda (talk) 22:33, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
If there are any issues, do approach the WAM team in meta. Thanks much.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:30, 18 February 2020 (UTC)