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Words[change source]

Every now & then we get editors changing words on the basis of their ideas on what is simple. Words also have to be accurate (we are an encyclopedia).

  • Big: certainly simple and popular with children, but a term almost never to be used about living things. Is a giraffe bigger than an elephant? Think about it. It is almost always better to use a more exact word, such as longer, heavier. Is a star big? Does that mean its apparent size or its intrinsic size? Ditto stars being bright.
  • Rich is an ambiguous word. A cake can be rich, and a person can be rich. However, only a person can be wealthy, so prefer that word. Neither word is on the extended list of simple words, incidentally, so use the more precise word.
  • Very: another childhood favourite. In spoken English it is an intensifier, but it has almost no function in prose. It may be the most frequent word copy editors cut out as redundant.
  • Die: we all die, but species become extinct.
Now here's the tricky bit. Technically, a species which is not extinct is extant. Extant is the opposite of extinct. However it is a very rare word, and we use the common word "living". So we talk about living species. It sounds natural, and is right for us.
  • Animal: that includes jellyfish and beetles. If you mean mammals, say so.
  • Reside: On Simple you don't reside somewhere, you live there.
  • Rare: an essential word in ecology, and supported by definitions in the literature. Steaks can also be rare, but that would not be good to use on Simple.

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![change source]

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Carom billiards[change source]

I've put this discussion on the talk page of Carom billiards. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:40, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hope Tala[change source]

Hi again! I'm going to take a look at billiards in a moment, but I noticed that you deleted Hope Tala, an article currently at RFD. While I agree that articles obviously not meeting the scope of the project should be deleted, I felt that Hope Tala had a legitimate reason to be included on the project. She is getting quite a bit of attention and significant coverage in the UK and is scheduled at a major festival in France later this year. Do you think that that article is recoverable so that it can be worked on? Best, Griff (talk) 18:37, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, it seems to me that if the biog being discussed on En wiki is kept, then we should do likewise. We can safely follow En in cases of specialised expertise. The present status of the En wiki draft is "waiting for review". Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:07, 20 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Star system[change source]

I've put this discussion on the talk page of Star system. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:51, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Osmoregulation[change source]

Hello, I've noticed that you're interested in biology topics, so I was wondering if you could review the article on osmoregulation that I expanded. Thanks! Lights and freedom (talk) 21:21, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, you couldn't have chosen a more difficult topic! Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:47, 29 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changing what I say[change source]

Could you do me a favor and not edit what I say. It is one thing to correct an edit to an article or fixing an error in how something is rendered ( [blah]] instead of [[blah]] ), but to edit my opinion on a matter is entirely different even if it is just poor spelling/typos. --Creol(talk) 18:33, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do apologise. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:23, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of Category:Female scientists[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of Category:Female scientists, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/Category:Female scientists and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Lights and freedom (talk) 22:35, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I need your opinion[change source]

Hi, I noticed your watchfulness relating to my recent edits. So, could you look at this edit? Did not I go too far this time? 85.193.211.12 (talk) 19:59, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, my thoughts are these:
1. In general, a word like "abysmal" would be changed as you suggest. But this is a direct quotation of something published elsewhere. In that case, we leave the words unchanged. Sometimes the word can be explained after the quote, or in a footnote. Sometimes a quote can be shortened by using ... where words have been left out.
2. "Used" instead of "employed" is good, in this context. But the sentence is far too long, and needs to be broken down into two or three sentences. Try putting a full stop after U.S. and adjusting the rest of the sentence. Also, you see I write U.S. with full points after each letter. That's a formality which does not increase difficulty, but shows respect for the traditional way of writing used in most books. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:26, 21 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A thought added later. It's quite time-consuming to edit properly, so choose your time wisely. Don't try to do something complex until you have time to do it well. I see a lot of editing which has been done too quickly. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:42, 21 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow. I am really impressed with you response. So I corrected the article (hopefully) according to your suggestions. Though I have no idea if I have met your expectations. Thank you :-) BTW, do you see anything wrong or unnatural in my English? 85.193.211.12 (talk) 22:47, 21 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've adjusted your page Human rights in Uzbekistan to illustrate how to do it in Simple English. Move into the active tense whenever possible. Oh, goodness, I see we don't have a page titled "Active tense". How did that happen? Maybe it's called something else. I've put in a link. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:00, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Active voice? Oh, definitely. I even felt that something was wrong. Now I see that instead of "this edit is made after consulting with...", I could have written: "I made this edit after consulting with...". Thank you for pointing this out. I really appreciate your advice. 85.193.211.12 (talk) 20:55, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page stalker) I think it's usually called active voice. There is an article for that (voice (grammar)), but it mostly talks about the passive voice. Lights and freedom (talk) 06:23, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@User:Lights and freedom A very good link. Thanks :-) 85.193.211.12 (talk) 20:55, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think Earth was demoted from GA[change source]

You removed the good article tag from Earth: Special:PermanentLink/7619721 but I think it was still supposed to be a good article. It was promoted here: Special:PermanentLink/1672992 after this discussion: Wikipedia:Proposed good articles/Archive 6#Earth 4, and I don't see any evidence that it was demoted. Lights and freedom (talk) 23:51, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apparently I did that, and my comments were put on the talk page. The core of it was the explanation of why the Earth goes round the Sun, which is inadequate. Apparently, from my comment, I thought it had been delisted. Sorry. Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:58, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(But it should have been delisted, because that is a very serious complaint)! Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:58, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Father's day[change source]

Hi, Can you please hide this edit because it contains bad and offensive language, thanks. Kiro Bassem (talk) 19:43, 21 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's just vandalism, we don't hide that. Obscene language against a person would be different. Others will read this, and they can make their own minds up. I think hiding bad edits is a last resort, but thank you for taking an interest. Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:54, 21 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eemian[change source]

I think Eemium should be Eemian. Lights and freedom (talk) 15:15, 23 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Threat[change source]

Do you think you could attempt to simplify the article threat? A few issues stood out:

  • "A threat is basically a declaration of intent to cause punishment or harm or loss on another." - the words "declaration" and "intent" make it hard to read
  • "one that is promises harm that cannot or will not actually be inflicted." - mainly the word "inflicted"
  • "To encourage compliance" - the word "compliance"
  • "The threat part may be implied, yet effective." - the words "implied" and "effective"

Maybe changing from passive voice to active voice would help? Lights and freedom (talk) 05:32, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I didn't think it was that bad, except for the introduction, which I re-wrote. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:40, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's good now. I just thought, if the article doesn't use simple words, what's the point? Lights and freedom (talk) 15:47, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, yes! Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:38, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Web host violation[change source]

Does this wiki have a webhost violation policy? I think this page should be deleted. What do you think? This user tried to create this article in several wikis. He is blocked in bnwiki for x-wiki spamming. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 13:41, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

So long as the article is in one if his sub-pages {User:forward-slanting slash) it does not appear on the general wiki as a page. If the user is not using the facility at the present, maybe no problem. But the point about his block may be relevant. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:49, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EFEM article deletion[change source]

User:Macdonald-ross Hello Sir quick question why did you delete article EFEM with 17 refereces could you please stop abusing with your privileges this artist is notable and now i will call all administrators in talk page to see if this article has criteria you cant do this https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFEM92.105.153.188 (talk) 22:20, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) IP editor - First this is not misuse of any administrator rights. Secondly back in May this article was brought up as a request for deletion Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/EFEM and it was deleted per policy as you can see in the RfD. If the article does not have reliable and trustworthy sources then it does not meet the criteria needed to be on Wikipedia. Lastly stating that an admin has abused their privileges and stating you are gonna have other administrators come to this discussion can be seen as violating the policy of assuming good faith. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 22:29, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think you are wrong this artist has reliable, trustworthy sources if you think Albanian press are not reliable you are wrong many of this tv news sources has wiki already they are all reliable before it was deleted because of Racism So he has Albanian Wikipedia already and he has wikidata but his name sometimes does not show on google because it has many business Similar name as restaurant company and others now i can tag here many wiki that has less niformations then this artist please do not use your privileges just because you can Kepp the article because it meets the criteria he is public figure in albania kosovo Nord macedonien Montenegro 92.105.153.188 (talk) 22:47, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
check this please is in english just ju can search for for rtv21 on wikipedia he is on this and you can also read in englsih http://en.rtv21.tv/efem-publikon-kengen-e-re-shake-it/ 92.105.153.188 (talk) 22:51, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This was not a one person decision. This was a decision made by the community here on Wikipedia. You can ask to have it go to Wikipedia:Deletion review to request review, however, since it is already on there with a consensus of delete as well, and based on the references you listed I personally do not see this status changing. I would encourage you to not push this as the exact same things you are saying here you said under a different IP. I say this because of what words and references you are giving match word for word. This can immediately get you blocked. At this point I will not respond any further as this should now go to an admin. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 23:00, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can already see there was also 3 people for to keep it but Unfortunately was deleted could you sugest this article what should be diferent for this article to meet criteria on your opinon what should be changed thank You 92.105.153.188 (talk) 23:13, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Go to WP:DRV if you have a problem with deletion. It was deleted based on consensus. The argument of basing notability on the number of sources is invalid unless it meets one of the notability criteria. BRP ever 23:28, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
could you please list for me one notability criteria which one is more important which you consider, for example searching in google the name of the artist and if it shows nothing, then this means is not notable ? because press in Albanian langue google doesn't detect it this is the problem
Thank You 92.105.153.188 (talk) 00:22, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I cannot do that. Criteria is set by community after community consensus.-- BRP ever 00:42, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sources for medicine articles[change source]

Hi Mac. I think you've worked a lot on medical articles, or so it seems from the award on your talk page. On enwiki, they have strict requirements for the sources at en:WP:MEDRS, so much that I'm scared to edit them. A lot of medical articles here have no sources at all. Do we have to follow that guideline, or can we use websites like Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health instead? Lights and freedom (talk) 03:56, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We can use NIH and Mayo Clinic as sources happily. Probably En has formed their system to prevent the huge commercial interests from getting their foot into En pages. Nevertheless, we need to be aware that medicine is perhaps the most critical topic with respect to advertisements. Incidentally, pages which describe how the body works are not really medical pages, just general information which everyone should have. Pages that describe illnesses and above all treatments are where the advertisement issue may be a live one. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:22, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay thanks. Lights and freedom (talk) 06:25, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Lights and freedom When you use those sites they have their sources used (typically at the bottom or where the portion of the article ends) and you can dive into those and use those as sources if you wanted to as well. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 06:50, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It seem that sources on this wiki don't need to be in Simple English - am I right? If so why not just use the same en:WP:MEDRS sources the enwiki article about the subject uses? Chidgk1 (talk) 16:57, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Obviously, there is a reason, and the reason is: to be meaningful, a source has to be accessible to the reader. "Accessible" means it can be found, read and understood by the user. Ask yourself whether the average Simple reader is going to cope with sources which (I assure you) tax the best medical students at university level. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:06, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Howdy[change source]

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Hello, Macdonald-ross. You have a new email! Please check it at your convenience.
You can take off this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 08:03, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pull TP and Email[change source]

Can you pull them on 2A01:B340:63:FEC5:18F0:4E9A:6B68:F8D7 please? Thx Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 08:39, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recent block[change source]

Are you sure you want to block that IP address indefinitely? I know that the edits were bad but we don't normally block IP addresses for that long, do we? Hockeycatcat (talk) 08:55, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Hockeycatcat Sometimes it can be indefinite based on the history and how many times they have been blocked. There may be something in the background we don’t know because we don’t have access to those pages. Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 09:22, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nope, IPs should never be blocked indefinitely because IPs change. Even proxies are only blocked for a few years at most. Apart from deleted contributions, there is nothing more admins can see compared to non-admins. And this IP in particular only edited today. --Ferien (talk) 09:23, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien Unless it is static to that user and they are using it for some type of evasion. I see the stewards doing it all the time. Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 09:28, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ferien is correct; I've changed it. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:30, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Even for very long-term users, you don't need to block for indefinite. That is pretty much the only exception enwiki describes but I don't think indef blocks are even appropriate for that. If things get really really bad, then you could block for years at a time instead. On enwiki, where indefinite blocks are sometimes used on purpose, there has only been one IP indefinite block in 2022, and by the looks of it, it was an accident! --Ferien (talk) 14:54, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien There are exceptions listed lol Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 09:36, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blackslough[change source]

Hello, excuse me, what does C.E. mean? N1TH Music (talk) 19:53, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) It stands for Copy Edit. Wikipedia:How_to_copy-edit Da LambTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 20:05, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@PotsdamLamb And were my edits considered overdetailed? N1TH Music (talk) 07:22, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I think this is a perfectly good page as it is now, and needs no further changes. Move on. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:12, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well as is, there's no established notability. The place isn't populated now and before I discovered the census data I had made an article on enWiki which was deleted for not being notable. It's not a populated place now, it isn't a very important forest, without the historical sources (e.g the census data) there's nothing or real substance in the article. Granted there are some modern sources which can talk about the geography, history, conservation and recreation of the area, but again nobody cares about the history of a forest but a former settlement matters more. N1TH Music (talk) 09:29, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Take to RfD if not satisfied. Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:38, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Macdonald-ross The Data is there, the data which proves notability, there's no need to take it to Rfd if we just include the necessary details in the article. I've simplified it a bit. Removing the decades without a clear table as a reference, and I'm sure it's ok now. (Just needs more a little expanding. N1TH Music (talk) 13:09, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LaFlia Contenidos[change source]

Being dealt with in WP:RFU. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:01, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of Priyanka Rani Joshi[change source]

Hi there, I saw that you quickly deleted one of the pages that I created, and I didn't even get any notifications regarding it. She passed WP:MODEL and WP:BIO and has won the Miss Nepal World title. I request you to restore the page.  DIVINE  09:11, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's obvious that the proposer and myself did not think notability was established. The place to consider this would be WP:Deletion review. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:51, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Breach (band)[change source]

Could you please undelete Breach (band)? It wasn't a redirect... Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) 08:08, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The page still does not establish the band's notability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:53, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block extension[change source]

In your recent block, the IPs making the racist edits are from this IPv6 range: 2607:FEA8:FE10:8045:0:0:0:0/64, could you extend the block to that range? thanks. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 08:49, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And that's all of them![change source]

Thank you for deleting all those pages! Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) (changes) 17:56, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Archiving your TP[change source]

Hi Mac,

So the logs of PDLBotArchiver (the automated bot to archive pages) show that it cannot archive your talk page due to the ending of your config. Can you move the closing }} to their own line below it. You can see an example at User_talk:PotsdamLamb/testarchive/mac. This will allow it to be archived on the next run at 0:00 UTC. Thanks - Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 17:22, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi I saw your changes. I meant on your Miszabot/config at the top of your page when in edit mode, it should look like |minthreadstoarchive = 1
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I hope that helps. Thanks - Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 14:41, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quick random question[change source]

I'm not sure if I talk about this to you, but have you seen Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis pop up on the Very Good Article section of the main page? I haven't seen it yet so I'm not sure her selected article is queued to appear on the main page? Thanks! TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 12:37, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think it's OK, but Ep is really in charge of this section! Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:41, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 12:53, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:RFP[change source]

Hello @Macdonald-ross, I made a request on WP:RFP for patroller rights. It's five days past but no response came. Can you review my request? DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 06:52, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The delay might have something to do with your history. A Checkuser might be needed in your case. They will notice your request. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:07, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Apologies but I didn't get it. Are you relating something to my enwiki block? DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 09:43, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apology[change source]

I am sorry for my previous actions last month. DerekSquared (talk) 08:36, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Delation page Sheru photography[change source]

Hi there, I saw that you quickly deleted one of the pages that I created with notably and veryfied publication reference, which is deleted but I create because that is good article and I didn't even get any notifications regarding it. I request you to restore the page. 2409:4056:E11:14FF:15A6:D1A:B1D5:E101 (talk) 14:18, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, I will not. The page is effectively an advertisement, and has been deleted five times before. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:30, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm already aware of the advertisement effectively page, so please don't tell a lie that page is effectively an advertisement, I did write that article with Wikipedia guidelines. But you broke the guidelines rule. Kullu story (talk) 10:57, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amir zobdeh wiki[change source]

Greetings and Regards I am the program manager of Mr. Amir Zobdeh I wanted to know what is the reason why we write their wiki and you delete it for no reason? They are the first photomodels of Iran and these documents are available on Google as well as the global IMDB site Splendid Best regards 5.106.143.6 (talk) 17:14, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basically, we are not a place for advertisements. IMDB and Google are. Our purpose is to be an encyclopedia. Wikipedia deletion rules can be found under Wikipedia:Deletion policy. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:42, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Mr Mac!!![change source]

Yes, you are right But do you think that our text about Mr. Amir Zobdeh was propaganda? A line and text, but correct And what was the achievement of the first Iranian photo model in Iran, is it advertising? And finally, can you introduce us to someone who will create Mr. Amir Zobdeh page on Wiki? 5.208.29.115 (talk) 07:56, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charles, Prince of Wales[change source]

I am curious as to why you reverted a removal of factual errors twice on this article? The Queen is not dead, or at the very least, her death has not been reported on so we cannot assume that she is dead. --Ferien (talk) 17:13, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am sorry for that. I'm not often misled in this way. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:18, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's alright. Mistakes happen. --Ferien (talk) 17:20, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

QD G8[change source]

Hello, I don't think this was a valid deletion. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 19:57, 10 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, you put it forward for quick deletion! If you want it discussed, then put it forward again for discussion. I've no objection. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:13, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had only requested deletion for the userpage as far as I can see, while the talk page had a notification of that nomination. Thanks for restoring it anyway. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 14:12, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gujarat Ki Aawaz Main[change source]

Hi, Mac. Since you QD'd this article while there was an open RFD, would you please close the rfd? I think people actually wanted the rfd to complete so we'd have the precedent. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 17:42, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) If you are going to quick delete mid-RfD, which is almost always a bad idea, at least close it. I've informed you of this before, at User talk:Macdonald-ross/Archive 29#Deleting pages at RfD and I'm curious on why you're still doing it and not closing the RfDs in question, while not usually giving a good explanation as to why the RfD articles you quick delete had to be deleted so quickly. --Ferien (talk) 16:30, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of The end justifies the means[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of The end justifies the means, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/The end justifies the means and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. SoyokoAnis - talk 16:52, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pyromaniacs and 136.228.254.73[change source]

Hi, Pyromaniacs had some content in and is not eligible for A1. Please could you restore it. A lot of that IP's contributions seemed to be useful too... I'm curious why you blocked them at all, let alone for 2 weeks for creating four pages, half of which were good, without any warning whatsoever? --Ferien (talk) 16:26, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's just a ten-word dicdef, not even an article. But I have restored it. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:49, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. --Ferien (talk) 19:43, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien There is also Pyromania. Lights and freedom (talk) 19:47, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Lights and freedom: thanks, I've just created a redirect. --Ferien (talk) 19:51, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]