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RfD nomination of CormEdit

An editor has requested deletion of Corm, 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/2020/Corm 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. Interstellarity (talk) 21:28, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

attack pagesEdit

this is an attack page and falls under the speedy deletion criteria. Why bother wasting editors time with a ridiculous afd? Praxidicae (talk) 20:11, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

There is currently a discussion, with comments; I'd therefore like to wait a little more about what other people say. We can still close the RfD early, in 2-3 days...--Eptalon (talk) 20:16, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
In any other circumstance I would understand but this is a blatant attack page about living persons who are not even notable and should be deleted immediately. Praxidicae (talk) 20:26, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
looking in google, I see SEWP first, which is a pretty clear indication on Notability, then the Reddit page. Also, look at the RfD - I haven't seen a 'keep' yet. If things stay as they are now, this can be closed early, in 2-3 days. --Eptalon (talk) 20:31, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
2-3 days? It should have been deleted already. Computer Fizz (talk) 20:33, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
I do not see where the 'attack page' logic is. --Eptalon (talk) 20:34, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Did you bother to read any of the edit summaries? I'm not going to repeat them. Look at the history of the one you reverted and this. It's absolutely absurd. And I don't care what anyone sees on google, the fact that it's simple only should tell you it's not notable but I'm not here to argue that. This is against policy and requires speedy deletion as it's an outright attack page and violates every single policy. Praxidicae (talk) 20:37, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
That could be handled via Revision Delete, which leaves the question as to whether this is a valid redirect. Which in my opinion is not, but since another Admin is already reviewing this I will let them make that call. -- Enfcer (talk) 20:40, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
The fact that absolutely no one here is capable of spotting very blatant and obvious vandalism is beyond concerning and feeds the trolls. It would be like me redirecting Encfer in mainspace because you pissed me off on a Facebook comment thread. I guess the policy on attack pages doesn't apply here. Praxidicae (talk) 20:43, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
all done...--Eptalon (talk) 20:50, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Shark! Shark!‎Edit

Hello, this page and the rest I QD today as A3. I know the page creator is in good faith and tried some simplification. It was not till after the QD more of the texts are simplified. If you have the time, could you give more advices to the page creator on how to create simple pages, I think it's a valuable user but I just can't communicate well with them. Many thanks.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 20:17, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

You've got mail!Edit

Hello, Eptalon. Check your email – you've got mail!
Message added 23:01, 19 January 2020 (UTC). You can take off this notice at any time by getting rid of the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

Sent you an e-mail with information related to a possible error in oversighting. Computer Fizz (talk) 23:01, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Hello, and thanks for noticuing, I think we got it right now...--Eptalon (talk) 23:11, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Yep I checked and it's good now. Thanks. Computer Fizz (talk) 23:12, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Nevermind I found another thing that needs to be suppressed, sending new e-mail. Computer Fizz (talk) 08:27, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
A third incident, i've found another thing that needs to be suppressed. Is there a more efficient way I can contact you than e-mail? Computer Fizz (talk) 21:51, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Revdel action on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2020/Filmfx studioEdit

The three revisions on the above page were indeed disruptive to the RfD process, but I do not think they meet the standard of disruption as suggested by RD3, which listed "grossly inappropriate threats or attacks" as an example, and also specifically indicated that "normal spam links" do not qualify for RD3. In addition, removing these diffs from public view may make it more difficult for future editors to cite evidence from the RfD when it comes to self-promotion of Filmfx studio.

Please reconsider the revdel action. Chenzw  Talk  02:56, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

I deleted the two revisions from the log because they contain an email address;note: I did not oversight, so as an admin, you are still able to view the revision. Also: closing an RfD (deciding whether the article should be kept or dleeted) is the task of an administrator, and not that of a named editor, who is likely a signle-purpose account. --Eptalon (talk) 08:15, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Mr. WikipedianEdit


I have been inspired by your years of work here. For someone to be this dedicated to a small community like ours, you really are a rare gem of this community. This journey started with Algorithm in 2005 and you are still here with the same level of dedication, I find this really inspiring. In regard to all this, I feel honored to be able to give you this star. Thank you so much for all the work you have done here.

--BRP ever 15:09, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

creating page Yukesh Chaudhary againEdit

Can i create page if it is deleted and now have quality news and source in this topic?

No one keeps you from creating the page again; note tohugh: If it is not noticeably different form the one that was just deleted, it may get deleted without discussion. --Eptalon (talk) 11:05, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Guangdong Independence MovementEdit



no , we havent this article in en.wiki . i am translate from chinese.

The original article is in Chinese language and is still being completed. Please help me correct it when finished. What exactly meaning of Wikify? pls explain me. Unfortunately, all references are Chinese. Please wait until I translate the article completely, then try to find English sources. thank you so much.Alexisssa (talk) 10:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Look at a page such as Khalistan movement, and how the article is formatted. The main keyword (Khalistan movement) is in bold typeface. The references in the source use <ref>{{cite web ...}}</ref> tags. But first finish translating, and then we look at it again. --Eptalon (talk) 11:01, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello i finished translating the article. I tried to be without problems but it needs to be refined and simplified. The article contains interesting and very important material from Chinese history that contains very valuable material and I have translated from Chinese into English. The article is just a little long and time consuming. Please correct and improve the article in a manner that is consistent with the procedures. Thank you very much for your kindnessAlexisssa (talk) 19:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)


Your user pageEdit

Hey Eptalon, I don't mean to be a pedant but I noticed that the user lists on your page seem to be out of date. The current lists are

  • CheckUsers: [[User:Bsadowski1|Bsadowski]], [[User:Djsasso|Djsasso]], [[User:Lofty abyss|Lofty abyss]], and [[User:Peterdownunder|Peterdownunder]]
  • Bureaucrats: [[User:Chenzw|Chenzw]], [[User:Djsasso|Djsasso]], and [[User:Enfcer|Enfcer]]
  • Oversighters: [[User:Djsasso|Djsasso]] and [[User:Peterdownunder|Peterdownunder]]

if you want to update them. Brantmeierz (talk) 21:58, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Redirect of Constance baker motleyEdit

Hi, I was wondering what the point is of having a redirect with lowercase letters, is this usually the practice here? I was debating whether to leave it or to request QD, since I didn't know what is usually done around here. Reception123 (talk) 06:27, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Reception123: Redirects are cheap aside, which is per en, the redirect may be useful when someone typed the letters wrongly (in the wrong case) and we expect some of these here as not all users are proficient in English here. I think let's leave it per now. Anyway it had been declined once as a QD, you have to RFD it if you think is needed. Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:37, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Thank you for the answer, I was not requesting another QD I was just wondering what the policy is on redirects in order to follow it in the future. Reception123 (talk) 06:39, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
In this case, the redirect is probably justified; a redirect from cOnstance bAker mOtley , probably isn't (unlikely search term). Just use common sense...--Eptalon (talk) 18:24, 13 February 2020 (UTC)


Hello, just a heads up, I had contested your close of a RFD at DRV. Thanks for your attention. Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:59, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Deletion of article Ahlem FekihEdit

Hello , the article Ahlem Fekih was reliable but you deleted it. I would like to restore and improve the article and add notable sources. Thanks for your help Chdondon1990 (talk) 06:30, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Suheil al-HassanEdit

Hi, I was just wondering why you decided to keep the article, since it seems to me to just be a copy/paste from enwiki. I'd like to know so I can keep the rule in mind for future QDs. Reception123 (talk) 19:04, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

The article exists in several other Wikipedias, so there's at least a claim to notability. Yes, I agree that it could be simplified, and probably needs sources. Given we at least have 'a claim' to notability rules out quick deletion. Yes I agree: It lacks sources, and could probably be simplified. If you think it should be deleted, go through the regular RfD process.--Eptalon (talk) 19:10, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, so in the future if there is a similar article created (i.e. same as on en-wiki), I should add attribution rather than request quick deletion? Reception123 (talk) 19:11, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
If there's a claim to notability, and you think its too weak, go through regular RfD. Add a link to the EnWP article, if it exists. Otherwise: as I did, add the respective templates: {{complex}}, {{no sources}} or similar. And ofc add the link to Wikidata, if it isn't there yet.--Eptalon (talk) 19:15, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
Will keep that in mind, thank you for your help! Reception123 (talk) 19:49, 19 February 2020 (UTC)


Is there any reason for the decline of the qd here? I tagged it because the page was created by LC600 who is globally locked. Computer Fizz (talk) 23:05, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

QD restored: providing reasons for admin actions is not optional. Still interested in hearing from you though :) Computer Fizz (talk) 02:35, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Computer Fizz: I have re-declined the QD. It is not always necessary to delete pages created by globally locked users, especially user and user talk pages. When you're tagging pages created by such users, it would be better to leave the user and user talk pages alone unless there's some other reason to delete them. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:23, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Thanks for the info. But let me explain my rationales:
1) It feels offbeat for me to leave it up the state created by an LTA. Of course this acceptable in cases like GRP capitalizing the word March, but I don't see any reason here. Which is why I suggest replacing it with a sock/blocked user template.
2) Even if the QD is declined, that still doesn't justify to rollback the QD, and then make matters even worse by not replying to my statement on his talk page.
Is this a reasonable solution? Computer Fizz (talk) 04:10, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
We don't have a QD option to delete pages created by a locked/blocked editor so your QD wasn't appropriate. Whether it should have been rolled back or not it definitely should have been declined and removed as it was a completely invalid request. As for not engaging with you everyone is a volunteer and may not respond in a timely manor. Secondly, readding the QD template after it has been declined by an admin is disruptive editing and could lead to a block. So really think about what you are arguing here. -DJSasso (talk) 11:56, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2020-10Edit


Hi there. If an admin of Wikipedia deletes article because it doesn't claim notability.. What it mean? And how to claim notability? Syedfalak (talk) 16:43, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

It basically means: Other (independent) sources talk about the person, company, event... - There's a writeup at Wikipedia:Notability that gives the details. --Eptalon (talk) 17:08, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt response. As I've gotten articles on many publications websites and i want biography page on Wikipedia. I've tried to create Wikipedia page but unfortunately it got rejected. Can you please help me to create a biography page about me? Syedfalak (talk) 23:20, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

restoration requestEdit

Hi. Recently someone delete a page which i published yesterday.. And i don't know the exact reason but it's my request to restore it temporarily (if you cannot restore it permanently) because i want social media verification and i sent that link to social media verification form the verification request is still pending if the page is delete and they review the link they'll reject my verification request and it'll be very painful for me.. if you please restore that page for a week I'll be very thankful to you.. Here is the link: https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delightful_Islamabadians Syedfalak (talk) 09:26, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Syedfalak: That page was deleted because it did not meet Wikipedia's requirements for showing notability. Also please note:
  • Wikipedia is not social media. It is an online encyclopedia.
  • Wikipedia is not to be used for temporary articles needed for outside verification.
  • Since you are closely associated with the company that the article was about, you should probably not create the article yourself. See Wikipedia:Conflict of interest for more information on this.
If you want to pursue this, I recommend making the request at WP:AN. However, I don't think the article would be restored. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:17, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

@Auntof6: As you said I'm closely associated with the company and i cannot create the article. So is there any other way to create article about my company? Syedfalak (talk) 20:26, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Syedfalak: Wait for someone else to create the article. If a company is really notable, people will create in due course. Or else write a draft and allow someone else to move it to article space (preferably an admin). Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:46, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

@Camouflaged Mirage: Thanks for your prompt response.. How to write a draft? And how to allow someone else to move it to article space? Kindly briefly explain this.. Thank & Regards. Syedfalak (talk) 20:53, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Syedfalak: Create it in User:Syedfalak/draft. Thanks. When done, post to WP:ST for review, disclosing your paid status. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:32, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

The sort of OS on WP:ANEdit

To be honest, that isn't quite needed as their meta talkpage they also put that. However, no qualms of OSing that. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:05, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello, I am responible for SEWP; I have little influence on other wikis...--Eptalon (talk) 17:06, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Sure, understand it. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:07, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Dhiraj MishraEdit

Thanks Eptalon, for not doing a speedy deletion and providing the opportunity for cleanup, This was my first article so please find below justification.
1. I've changed the occupation from Hacker to Information Security which fits more better, the article is not borderline notable.
Would request if you can move this article to main space. Aside the article has a proper references with citation. Please let me know if any further clarification is required.

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2020-14Edit