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Incomplete RFD procedure[change source]

An ip nominated around 6 pages for RFD but they added RFD template only. Since the process is incomplete those pages are not listed in RFD page so they are unlikely to be noticed. So reporting it here. Those pages can be seen here or here. Thanks-BRP ever 12:23, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

I separately nominated them for deltion; as far as I can see, a number of "porn stars", plus one porn star that was also (moderately?) successful as a singer..--Eptalon (talk) 15:42, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Request for restore[change source]

Hi, Hugo Gaston page was quickly deleted because of not claiming notability. before I wrote it, I read the notability policy here in simple, and in the part about athletes it says: "For guidelines on notability for particular sports see Notability in sport", so this means we have the same rules as enwiki, and the rules there say that Hugo Gaston meets the main two requirements for junior players in tennis (winning a junior grand slam title and being in the top 3 of junior ITF world rankings). thanks MohamedTalk 13:32, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Ok, here's the explanation. With his career high ATP ranking of 1335, there is no way he could be regarded as notable. But his Orange bowl win does put him in the frame because, as you say, a junior player may count the Bowl as one of the two criteria needed for notability. So I'm going to reverse the deletion. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:51, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. MohamedTalk 17:01, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
Don't forget Macdonald-ross, rank and skill don't relate to notability other than to make the likelihood of getting press higher. You could be the worst player in the world, but if sources can be found writing about you, you are notable. And with quick deletion you can't judge whether someone is notable or not, only whether the article claims they are. So if it says they have a world rank or something along those lines they have made a claim. Judgment on whether a claim is valid is for Rfd. -DJSasso (talk) 02:19, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Can you deleted this wikipedia:

I've marked it for deletion. An administrator will delete it soon, as it's both here and in CAT:QD. Vermont (talk) 01:57, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Promotional username[change source]

I have indefinitely blocked the username. Thank you for telling us. --Eptalon (talk) 10:15, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Edit warring[change source]

74A is currently edit warring on Harriet Tubman - They've been adding her birthdate without any source (and it's worth noting her birthdate isn't on the EN article either), I've explained to them they need to provide sources but they've continued to revert and not provide any sort of source other than (I heard it", Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 20:33, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Will be watching them closely.--Peterdownunder (talk) 20:35, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Hey, he is violating the 3 revert rule too. Please block Davey2010.
@74A: Please remember to sign your posts by putting four tildes (~~~~) at the end of each one. Thanks. As for your complaint, I think you both violated 3RR. When you saw that there was an issue with your edit, you should have discussed it instead of continuing to add/remove the information. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:33, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Auntof6 - I did ask them to sign their posts however they found adding 4 tildes was "hard work",
As for the edit warring - I explained to them what the issue was twice and twice told them what they needed to do, As per BRD they're required to go to the talkpage (or mine) and discuss it (which they did) but that doesn't then give them a right to carry on reverting, I acted within policy here. –Davey2010Talk 02:48, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Vicky kadian and User:Sumangulia53[change source]

Editor(s) keep removing the QD tag. Some are IP, one is User:Sumangulia53 but could all be the same user. They also keep adding misleading edits not supported by the text of the (questionable) refs. Supposed links to film titles redirect back to the article. Please have a look at the QD and is User:Sumangulia53 a sock? --Gotanda (talk) 00:45, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot to provide the direct link to the article. Vicky kadian And, in between User:Sumangulia53 has blanked this notification. --Gotanda (talk) 01:29, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Sumangulia53 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log)
I would also like to bring the user's editing behaviour to attention - they are editing at a rapid rate, with each single revision corresponding to one line of added text. It is clogging up recent changes and cluttering up the revision history of the articles concerned. Repeated attempts to engage the editor on their user talk page have had no effect so far. Chenzw  Talk  11:46, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

User:Zzuxuzz is Japanese[change source]

A promotional username. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74A (talkcontribs) 15:08, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

(Non-administrator observation)Maybe there is some kind of mistake it says "User account "Zzuxuzz is Japenese" is not registered."-BRP ever 15:26, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
There was a spelling error i.e. Japanese, not Japenese. Green Giant (talk) 15:48, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Their username was more than likely a personal attack against Zzuuzz, Plenty of socks create these sorts of usernames against admins over at EN - Ofcourse in this case there's an x which is more than likely a typo. –Davey2010Talk 16:02, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Can you please ban that user forever? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74A (talkcontribs)
Hi, They're globally locked :), Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 17:28, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

One Click Archiver[change source]

Hi, I've installed the en:User:Technical 13/Scripts/OneClickArchiver to my common.js here and it works fine .... however as I don't have any sort of knowledge with the coding or bugs (I've just copied and pasted from EN) I was wondering if someone with more knowledge could have this in their common.js and then to create the "User:X/OneClickArchiver" page here so other editors can use this script ?,

I don't mind having it in my common.js and setting the page up for others to use but I feel iffy with essentially taking responsibility for something I have 0% knowledge about and ofcourse if anything goes wrong it's down to me to fix so was hoping someone could kindly take that responsibility ?, Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 16:26, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Changed Ann to "Archive", Added ":en:" to the Wikilinks (see [here) - The archive seems to now work fine but as I said I'd rather not take full responsibility as the above fixes were purely guesswork (ie no clue involved!) but if no one wants to that's understandable and I'll use it as a personal thing. –Davey2010Talk 17:44, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
You don't actually even have to install it here, you can call it from Just put the following in your common.js or skins js importScriptURI('//'); By doing it this way you will get any fixes he makes as he makes them. -DJSasso (talk) 19:16, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi Djsasso, Ah brilliant thank you so much!, I tried importScript( 'User:Technical_13/Scripts/OneClickArchiver.js' );// Backlink: User:Technical_13/Scripts/OneClickArchiver which didn't work and then just this moment tried {{subst:Iusc|User:Technical_13/Scripts/OneClickArchiver.js|User:Technical_13/Scripts/OneClickArchiver}} which I knew wouldn't work but tried as a last resort anyway, The link you provided I would never have got not in a million years so thanks so much for that!, Sorry to be a pain but could you delete User:Davey2010/OneClickArchiver.js as obviously not needed now, Many thanks again for your help, –Davey2010Talk 19:37, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
No problem. Its probably not needed much here. I really need to remember to set my bot to go regularly again to handle archiving. I was just doing it when I thought of it incase BarrasBot came back but it doesn't look likely so I should do that tonight. -DJSasso (talk) 19:40, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Especially with EN the older I've got the less I enjoy manually archiving so I'm trying to set up automatic ones instead :), Your archive bot would miss my talkpage quite a lot I think and I didnt want to be a nuisance all the time telling you so thought it'd be easier if I were to try and use 1CA so that way I'm not pestering you 24/7 :), Apologies for the disruption and again thanks so much for your help :), Take care, –Davey2010Talk 19:54, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Yeah my bot at the moment only runs every couple weeks when I think of it. If I set it to run automatically it would hit it every day, I just keep forgetting to do it lol. -DJSasso (talk) 20:07, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Ah that's okay no worries :), With EN I prefer to leave a few a month but with every other project I prefer the talkpage being archived once every other day Face-grin.svg, Not sure why it's just something I prefer lol, Anyway many thanks again, –Davey2010Talk 20:39, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Just a small update for anyone that cares - I've created User:Technical 13/1CA with what it does and how to install,
I've created Template:Aan which is the archive talkpage notice
and I've also created Template:Archive basics for those like me who prefer "Archive Year" as opposed to "Archive number" (So instead of having the generic "Archive 1, 2 ,3" etc you can have "Archive 2018" or Archive 6789468594"- As long as it ends in a number you can use any number(s) you want),
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 01:23, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Delete request[change source]

Hi again, Could someone delete Module:AutomaticArchiveNavigator and Module:AutomaticArchiveNavigator/config please ? - These were related to the One Click above but ofcourse it just had to fail, Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 17:32, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

 Done --Auntof6 (talk) 17:57, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Auntof6 :), Apologies for the disruption, –Davey2010Talk 18:14, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Request block of 74A[change source]

Hi, I would like to request a block of 74A (talk · contribs),
They've not only vandalised my userpage[1][2][3] but they're also edit warring with multiple editors over the RFD notice,
As they're not technically vandalising this isn't really suited for VIP,
Anyway I'm not sure if it should be indef or temporary so i'll leave that up to the community, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 19:49, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

I just made a good edit. Special:MobileDiff/6145044 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74A (talkcontribs)
This editor is now following me[4][5], Could someone please block?, I'd rather not get into an edit war with them, Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 20:26, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Admin note: User:Davey2010 removed this section as being stale, but I put it back because another user had also commented. Just noting that Davey apparently no longer wants action taken. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:47, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi, Ah sorry I removed this as after this was filed they more or less stopped, Blocks are meant to be preventive not punitive which is what I bash out to everyone but in this case I feel a block is warranted due to the nature of their edits, I know at times I can be heavy handed with some of my actions which was another reason why I removed this, But ofcourse I'll let the community decide on the best course of action (if any), Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 22:58, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Withdrawn - 74A has been blocked for a month by Peterdownunder for being rude/unkind, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:43, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

I need help reviewing a Global RFC[change source]

Dear admins, I am preparing a Global Request for Comments about financial support for admins that might be relevant for you .

Can you please review the draft and give me some feedback about how to improve it? Thank you.

MassMessage sent by Micru on 18:00, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

More strange moves[change source]

It is likely the case of WP: sockpuppetry since an account involved is glocked as sockpuppet.-BRP ever 06:55, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  • As I pointed oit at WP:RFCU, two of them geolocate to the same area, and have simliar browser preferences. Given the recent edits on the user TP, they might be related. --Eptalon (talk) 09:10, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
Update-Plus's edit to User talk:Aticle 2018 is evident that he is a sock of Global-Plus; no question about that. For the most part, Aticle 2018's edits to the Hindi Wikipedia are uploading images for and editing articles about movies featuring Ekta Kapoor (see User:Ekta Kapuur, User:Ektaa Kapuur, User:Eaktaa Kapuuur, and User:Ektaaaa Kapuuur) and other common subjects this LTA edits. I reported them to stewards and they're now locked. For future reference, this is their en.wikipedia SPI page's archive. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 09:47, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
Following up on pages edited by now glocked users, I feel these few are only the tip of the iceberg. I see user:Millionaire's and user:Internally (redirecting to user:Great Luck) as likely socks. They seem to be connected with commercial promotions. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:08, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
I think I've got most of them here. I'll do some digging and see if Millionaire's is related. Vermont (talk) 11:25, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
Yeah its an LTA sock. I blocked a bunch of them at one point. -DJSasso (talk) 11:41, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
Mmm... Thanks, that's quite educational... Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:42, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
It wasn't meant to be, it was confirming your "likely socks" comment. -DJSasso (talk) 11:48, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Blocked possible spammer/spambot.[change source]

Hello all, I have blocked User:Annn3vnEt for a week. The routine was to use an IP address to post spam/insults on user talk pages, with usernames that likely don't exist/aren't active here, and then to request QD under G12. Please delete, if you find any of them i didn't see.--Eptalon (talk) 07:37, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Revdel request[change source]

Hi, Could someone kindly revdel this please ?, I feel like anyone looking at my userpage history would quietly rightly think it's me when it's obviously not and I'd also rather not let it be ammunition for others to pull similar stunts knowing it's already there, I don't usually have an issue with edit summaries but there's something about this I do genuinely have an issue with, Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 13:57, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

 Done Many thanks Eptalon much appreciated –Davey2010Talk 17:20, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Quick deletion removing[change source]

This is a follow-up to a discussion with Vermont on my talk page. So, just to clarify, are only sysops allowed to remove QD tags? If this is the case, then this should probably be mentioned on the {{QD}} template, the template's documentation, and/or the deletion policy. This is rather different than other wikis including Wikipedia, and I definitely think it would be helpful for editors if it were written out somewhere.--SkyGazer 512 (talk) 14:06, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Looks like there might be some confusion here - we do take policy direction from EN in cases of ambiguity or where our policy pages do not prescribe any action. A quick search in the community archives suggests that there have been disagreements over this point - Wikipedia:Simple_talk/Archive_67#PGA_and_Wijerd_Jelckama, Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Current_issues_and_requests_archive_50#Removing_inaccurate_quick_deletion_tags. Chenzw  Talk  15:27, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
QD notices are always examined by mops. Anyone can improve these pages to make sure they do not get deleted. However, it's not good practice for an IP or registered user to preempt the decision by removing the notice. Have faith that something sensible will be done. Remember, removing a page on appropriate grounds does not prevent the topic being rewritten to meet the guidelines. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:52, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
I understand the concerns for allowing anons to de-tag QDs, but why isn't it good practice for a registered user to "preempt" decisions? If we can trust users to identify QD candidates properly, surely we can trust them to identify bad QD tags? Also concur with Dj that the template would have made it explicit if the intention was to stop any editor from removing QD tags. Chenzw  Talk  01:25, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Anyone who was not the main contributor to the page may remove a quick deletion template if it is not appropriate. Speedies are immediately undeletable (and sent to Rfd if so desired) once someone objects to their deletion so other editors may remove the tag because deleting them just to have them immediately undeleted would be crazy. I should also note the template goes out of its way to make sure you know you can't remove them from ones you created yourself because you can remove them from ones other people created. -DJSasso (talk) 16:31, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Sitenotice because of closure proposal?[change source]

Hello all, as you probably know, there is a proposal to close this Wiki (and to merge its ocntent into EnWP, perhaps with a separate namespace). The problem I see there: We have 30-odd regular editors, EnWP has thousands of them. But we do have half a million daily views. Would you think putting up a site notice which tells people to go expresss their opion on the closure discussion be a good idea? Just thoughts...--Eptalon (talk) 08:14, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't think it's necessary to do so. If anything, it would bring a few hundred IP's, many of which would likely vandalize the proposal, and the others would flood the discussion. Vermont (talk) 09:54, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Anyone who is a regular here and likely to care will most likely see simple talk. I don't forsee this closure going through as there is clearly no consensus at the discussion. -DJSasso (talk) 01:24, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Page moves[change source]

Hi, Could someone move all articles L O M G E R has moved back ?, There moves replace "m" with "n" and vice versa, I've moved United States and CSD'd the redirect but a few I'm getting a "title alreadye xists" error, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 20:38, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

To my knowledge, there is no tool to undo moves, we might insinuate it is created thoughh...--Eptalon (talk) 20:42, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
I had a feeling there wasn't but as I'm not an admin I couldn't move and delete myself, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 20:46, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
I think we are all dome now... :) --Eptalon (talk) 20:53, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
An educational experience. I dread to think what the wiki would look like if the bot had run for half an hour... Macdonald-ross (talk) 20:58, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
It would've been mayhem me thinks, Thank god you were on!, Anyway many thanks Macdonald-ross & Eptalon for your help :), –Davey2010Talk 21:09, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
For future reference: there's a revert in the move log. We now also have a few move-protected pages... --Eptalon (talk) 21:12, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
I now see a trial run was done on En wiki under the name L O M G B O Y E. Macdonald-ross (talk) 21:15, 24 June 2018 (UTC)