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

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In 2013 you were one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you so much for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date medical information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do!

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Carom billiards change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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? (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? (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. (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 :-) (talk) 20:55, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think Earth was demoted from GA change

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

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

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

Threat change

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

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

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 (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/ (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 (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 (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deletion of Priyanka Rani Joshi change

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

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

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

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

Archiving your TP change

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
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

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

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

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

Delation page Sheru photography change

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

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 (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

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? (talk) 07:56, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charles, Prince of Wales change

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

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

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

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 change

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]

Carl Zohan (actor) change


I have noticed you deleted an article name Carl Zohan. I understand, but the problem is someone wrote an article with this name last year and that article has been deleted due to notability.

Because of this, the new article was probably you deleted with the previous reason.

So I can't create article just named Carl Zohan. The one I want to write an article about has enough media coverage. He is an actor, and obviously he is a notable person.

So I want to create a new article, and I want to use title with person name like (actor/film actor) etc, waiting for your reply.

Thank you. Frryan404 (talk) 10:07, 8 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, go ahead. It sounds fine as a plan. But I see you have a whole series of pages which have been flagged. You should attend to our objections to those pages, and get to understand why they have been flagged or deleted. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:29, 8 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Thanks for the reply, listen I'm new on Wikipedia. I just joined 9month ago. I have already written many articles, some active and some deleted. I'm not sure why some of my article are flagged. But I tried my best to make standard.

Anyway thank you. Frryan404 (talk) 10:53, 8 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Native Americans" change

I think this term for what ordinary people call "indians" is a bit precious. It's certainly not simple. Ordinary people in the U.S. use "indian reservation" as a term. I've travelled in about 15 of the states in the U.S. so I have some experience of how the language is used in various places.

Without meaning any disrespect to a downtrodden people, I think we should be careful of using terms which are (a) more complex linguistically, and (b) psychologically distancing from the reality. Of course, I accept that in academia, many words in frequent use in the U.S. are simply banned. But U.S. universities are strange places, not at all characteristic of how ordinary people speak. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:48, 18 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It isn't only academics who use the term. Just because "ordinary" people speak a certain way doesn't make it correct; "ordinary" people in the US use a lot of incorrect language, as I often have to explain to my ESL students.
Ah well, that of course is so true! Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:27, 18 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In this context, the term "Indians" (upper case, if you please) is not only offensive, it is ambiguous. For that latter reason alone, we should use "Native American". Saying that that's "precious" is a bit offensive in itself; it's actually respectful. In the UK, you may not understand this because you may not have the cultural issues the US has of indigenous people being called by offensive and/or inaccurate terms because people who came from elsewhere either were ignorant or wanted to dehumanize them.
And by the way, why are you talking to yourself? :) -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:18, 18 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Since this is the Simple-English Wikipedia, we also have to account for the 'other' common meaning that the term 'Indians' mean. It majorly refers to the 'People of India'. We shouldn't confuse people, so we must always try to use the exact words (here, Native Americans) wherever possible.
I have come round to agreeing with this. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:55, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the way, I also appreciate the fact that you're bold enough to talk to yourself. It's often the best way to resolve problems and reflect on different viewpoints. :) Sugeeth Jayaraj (talk) 14:21, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Phew! change

I nearly had a heart attack! Finally I got back my old settings. Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:55, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Improving the Mitosis and Meiosis pages change

I see that you reverted my recent edits to the Mitosis and Meiosis pages. I have some expertise in teaching these topics (see my Useful Genetics videos and other resources), and think these pages can be significantly improved. Could we discuss this at the Mitosis and Meiosis Talk pages or at my new Simple Wikipedia user page? Rosieredfield (talk) 18:53, 26 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One of the things which editors here need to bear in mind is that our main readership is schoolchildren, not undergraduates, and certainly not postgraduates. Simple was set up because so many of the main WP was so complex (and also so badly written) that it was not doing well at reaching school students. Also, many biology teachers don't know much genetics! So the question arises, not of what we know, but what is it sensible to put before this ill-defined audience. However, I certainly don't intend to obstruct your editing. Go ahead, and let's see where we get to! Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:28, 26 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Improving the Sustainable Development Page change

I see that you reverted my recent edits to the Sustainable Development page. For the time-being, I've reverted your edit. It would be good to know how I should improve my edit, so that I can correct myself and implement your suggestions soon on other pages as well. Sugeeth Jayaraj (talk) 14:12, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Small change, I’ve reverted it to your edit until I can get further guidance and consensus. P.S. Sorry for the confusion :) Sugeeth Jayaraj (talk) 10:01, 11 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

onestrike on User:PlanespotterA320 change

Per WP:ONESTRIKE && WP:EVASION, PlanespotterA320 (talk · contribs) is banned from editting English Wikipedia before blocked here, the block of this user may be extended to indef. Lemonaka (talk) 07:44, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scops owl change

Hey, Mac. I was actually working on simplifying Scops owl when you deleted it. I was just doing it one section at a time, as marked in my change descriptions. I did not get up from my computer or leave it alone unsimplified. Is it possible for you to put it back in its most recent form or does the site structure require that I start over? I'm going to go run some errands. I'll check on it when I get back. Darkfrog24 (talk) 18:34, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As you can see from my change history, I did Principe scops owl and the template for Otus last night. It's connected to a recent scientific event. Darkfrog24 (talk) 18:36, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I strongly suggest you work on a subpage of your user-page first. Use "Name of user/title of subpage". Macdonald-ross (talk)
Oh yes, I do that for very long articles when it's not practical to get it all done in one sitting. So is it possible to turn it back or do I have to start over? Darkfrog24 (talk) 20:35, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Think about shortening long articles to the essential issues. It's not just words which cause difficulties to the reader, it's the sheer quantity of prose. That often is easy to do because En wiki pages have so much in them which is not essential for understanding. Or, if you do decide for a very long page, then do it piece by piece, otherwise you will get overwhelmed. You can ignore what I say, but I do know what I'm suggesting does work. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:04, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will add your comments to the others I've seen here on Simple. Would you please put the article back so I can finish working on it or does Simple's structure not support that? Darkfrog24 (talk) 13:57, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I very much recommend that you work on a shorter version. En wiki works on a "everything but the kitchen sink" basis. We have to think "How much detail do our readers need to have?". However, I will restore the page, but with misgivings. I think you are not listening to me, but we shall see. Sheer length is an obstacle to many young readers. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:09, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't know what kind of day you've had so far, but do not accuse me of not listening to you. When you're ready, consider rereading this conversation. Thanks for putting the article back. I'll get to it today. And remember, you're welcome to work on it too and remove any content you find unnecessary. Shared authorship all around. Darkfrog24 (talk)
I went through it pretty thoroughly and I think I found what might have been tripping your "too complex" meter: There must have been some fight or other conflict on en.wiki about screech vs scops owls. The earliest version of en:Scops owl lists "Screech owl" as just the North American name for them. This wasn't even ten years after the first DNA studies suggested they weren't really two separate genera. So the current en.wiki version is built to deflect or satisfy any argument that there shouldn't be two separate articles, an issue we don't have over here. I took out most of the stuff about screech owls and moved some of it to screech owl. Darkfrog24 (talk) 20:07, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello change

Hi there. I'm trying to simplify Lancet MMR autism fraud from en.wiki in my secondary sandbox. I was wondering if you could maybe take a look at it and help me simplify it? Derpdart56 (talk) 13:45, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is an interesting and important case of a type of scam which has become much more common on the web. It shows how gullible people are in believing a smart story.
I don't know how much time I have to give, but I will keep an eye open on your progress with this topic. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:38, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, I can mention the En wiki page "Blood-injection-injury type phobia", and the 19th century resistance to cowpox variolation and vaccination, and the list of phobias on En wiki. I do not have Silverstein, Arthur M. (2009). A History of Immunology (2nd ed.). Academic Press. p. 293. ISBN 9780080919461, but I wish I did! Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:07, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Helping with a research project in Simplification change

Hello Macdonald-ross,

I'm reaching out to you because I am working on a research project on simplification, and I am looking to collaborate with domain experts.

A quick introduction: I am a researcher interested in the task of text simplification, and I am working towards publishing a resource in text simplification based on Simple Wikipedia (which is quite a rich encyclopedia). We believe this resource, which we will make public, could be valuable to educate and increase awareness of text simplification.

Some colleagues and I are looking to collaborate with domain experts in the creation of the resource. We've secured some budget for our research project, so there's the possibility to remunerate a few experts that would work with us.

I do not mean to spam you, so feel free to disregard/delete if you feel this is inappropriate (and I apologize). On the other hand, if you are interested, please feel free to reach out, either directly on Wikipedia or by email (phillab@berkeley.edu) and I would be happy to tell you more.

Thank you, and sorry again if you feel this is inappropriate,

Philippe Laban

You can check my previous academic publications (one of which is on Simplification) on this website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fR5t200AAAAJ Philippelaban (talk) 23:44, 5 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This wiki started with the work of C.K. Ogden in the 1910s and 1920s. The Science Dictionary in Basic English is a post-WWII (1965) update of this idea. What we have found is that Basic English is a good starting point, but is unable to help in many areas which were unforseen in the 1920s. Science, and modern science-based technology, is the most transformative activity in our society by far. Writing simply on science can be done, but it does need quite deep subject-matter understanding.
Main En wiki is a "throw it all in except the kitchen sink"-type approach. There are some areas of En wiki where this is not true: there are some beautifully written pages on music, for example. Basically, though, it's the home of bad English. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:55, 6 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey Macdonald-ross,
Thanks for replying, and providing more background on Simple Wikipedia's creation. I did not know the origin story, and that it was started based on C.K. Ogden's work, and that is very interesting. I can understand why it had to evolve and be more "flexible".
We are creating a resource where we analyze the types of edits that occur on Simple Wikipedia (for example lexical, syntactic, background insertion, etc). Do you think you would be interested in participating? I understand if you are not or do not have the time.
If you are interested let me know, or reach out by email (phillab@berkeley.edu) and I am happy to tell you more.
Thanks again for replying and telling me more about the origins of Simple Wikipedia. Philippelaban (talk) 00:27, 11 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, thank you. On a longish visit to the USA years ago, I visited about seven universities. What I saw convinced me that the habit in junior classes of testing by MCQs damages the development of writing skills (that is, writing continuous prose). So when Simple was started, I saw an opportunity to do something about WP (which is largely peopled by the U.S. academic system). Simple had used the work of C.K. Ogden as the basis for a simplified version of WP. It was (and still is) clear that the language of WP was itself one of the obstacles to many readers. It was soon clear to us here that Ogden did not have all the answers, but his attempt showed what some of the problems are. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:36, 11 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Plant taxonomy change

Hi Mac, I recently changed something, and I realized I should have asked you about it before. I removed Category:Magnoliopsida (the dicots) and separated the contents into Category:Eudicots, Category:Magnoliids, and a few smaller groups, because dicots are paraphyletic (even that article says "Magnoliopsida" is no longer used) and the new categories match the cladistics. This will also match enwiki, and if people write new plant articles, they will probably use the new groupings. Do you think it's okay if we use the new system for categories, and if we change the taxoboxes on articles to use "Eudicots" or "Magnoliids" instead of "Magnoliopsida"?

This shouldn't cause many other changes, because the APG system doesn't use taxa above the rank of order, and the orders should stay pretty much the same. Lights and freedom (talk) 01:03, 14 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, that seems sensible. Go ahead and make the changes you suggest. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:00, 14 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will start replacing the taxoboxes for plants with the automatic taxoboxes that use the new system. Lights and freedom (talk) 23:29, 19 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How you find references change

I have been wondering how you are able to find references for everything. Do you just know what book a topic will be mentioned in, then search through the book until you find the fact you want? Do you read through a particular book, and along the way, look for information that you could add to Wikipedia? Do you somehow search for the information online? Thanks, Lights and freedom (talk) 21:40, 18 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, originally I used university libraries. As time went by, I developed my own library on subjects I was interested in (I have rather a large library now!). Also, I look at main WP pages to see what they are using as references. Sometimes the science correspondents in magazines, or the BBC, give sources. And, of course, sometimes I use sources from En wiki. I try not to use sources I have not read, but I suppose about 30% or so I have copied on trust. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:57, 19 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you again. Lights and freedom (talk) 23:29, 19 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

History of Interlingua change

Could you please let me retrieve the article you just deleted? I was working on it. --Caro de Segeda (talk) 16:20, 10 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI: Proposed demotion for Jackie O change

Thanks for your help trying to fix it. Nobody seems interested in bringing it up to VGA quality. Another editor tagged it complex, so nominated for demotion. --Gotanda (talk) 00:14, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Volgodonsk change

How was Volgodonsk a "close copy" and "unsimplified"? I simplified it a lot, and provided links to words that were harder to understand. InfernoGaming46 (IG46) (talk / changes) 13:08, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nothing on the page was enough to justify quick deletion. InfernoGaming46 (IG46) (talk / changes) 13:16, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, it's almost word for word with the En wiki version as far as it goes. However, I agree it is not the most difficult page, and another editor might not have deleted it. I'll let someone else judge. Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:58, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of Category:Female scientists change

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/2023/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. Eptalon (talk) 14:48, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

C. E. Taylor change

I see you deleted the page C. E. Taylor. You deleted it without a discussion and without notifying me (the creator). As the article was based on multiple secondary sources and she was a fencer at one earliest international women's fencing competitions, I think an AfD should have taken place. So can you please restore the article and start an AfD. And another question, did you delete more of my articles? SportsOlympic (talk) 15:05, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You may want to look at the edits by CRAZY PANTHERMAN (talk · contribs). I'm not sure if they make sense, especially their edits listing Synapsida as a class and Therapsida as an order. Lights and freedom (talk) 01:53, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have attended to Synapsida and Therapsida after checking with the En wiki pages. I couldn't possibly do the huge number of pages he has edited. It's a problem when editors are so manic. The changes I had to make were of the consistency/expression type rather than simply factual. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:14, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello change

Why did you say Colourblocks is fake or a hoax in the deletion log? It’s a real show. Tristan Jon August Sonnier (talk) 04:38, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Julian change

Hello, I was just solving some grammar issues with a page which was just created and I realized you deleted a significant portion of it. Why exactly ?

Populares rome (talk) 13:29, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Populares rome: If you do not intend to simplify the content yourself, you really shouldn't be adding it. See WP:HOW for help with doing this. --IWI (talk) 14:09, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question change

Can you delete all the articles i created? (talk) 06:41, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Already done. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:35, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yellowstone visitors graph change

Is it just me, or does it look weird to have that tiny chart in the middle of the page surrounded by white space? At Yellowstone National Park#Tourism I wonder if it should be bigger, or to the side. Lights and freedom (talk) 07:56, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Lights and freedom: I just made it bigger so people can read it. If you think a different size or placement would be better, go ahead and be bold! -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:07, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jonathan Daniel Ross change

You deleted the page, Jonathan Daniel Ross

It's my first time editing here, and i thought i would keep improving it before publishing it like others. And you said, it's not The page is about a person, group, company, product or website, and does not claim notability) But The page is about a person and i will add reliable source to it to make it notable Dcraigo (talk) 11:32, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You may want to use the Article Wizard to create a draft without fear of deletion due to the A-criteria. You should first think if it is notable or not, though. Justarandomamerican (talk) 11:40, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ohh okay
Then, what should i do about the page that has been deleted? Justarandomamerican Dcraigo (talk) 11:52, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Macdonald-ross What should i do? Dcraigo (talk) 12:39, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Make a draft in your user space, and then tel one of us to review it. But if the subject's not notable, getting it to a regular article about the subject is difficult. Eptalon (talk) 13:10, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
okay Dcraigo (talk) 13:58, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Eptalon i have make a draft, can you help me to check it out
i dont know if should add more url or article to it Dcraigo (talk) 15:06, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Mac. I think you meant to nominate Jonathan D. Ross at RfD, but the page was not created; just letting you know. --IWI (talk) 14:02, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Snowshoe hare change

I reverted an old edit of yours here but accidentally didn't leave a summary. I did so because I think a short stub is better than a redirect to promote expansion. --IWI (talk) 20:52, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, if you do that, you should also bring over the basic facts from En wiki so that our page has some real content. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:03, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GA VGA has changed change

Hi, you commented on or edited one or more articles that are up for GA VGA review. The system now requires !votes within a shorter period of time, which has already elapsed, but seems there is a bit of a grace period. Without at least five editors voting (up or down), no articles can be promoted. Please have a look at here [1]. Thank you, Gotanda (talk) 00:12, 11 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello change

Hi, I simplified Spaghettification from en.wiki, and I was wondering if you could tell me how I did on that. Thanks. Derpdart56 (talk) 15:30, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suspect this is not well enough established to be on Simple, but I am not an expert on the subject-matter. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:42, 10 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Verdis change

Hi, I saw that you deleted Verdis and I am unsure as to why? I saw the reason as being similar to previously deleted content but it was re-written with similarity to the Liberland article. Could it be restored? MicroSupporter (talk) 11:02, 12 May 2023 ([UTC)

Recreation of a not-notable page with same or similar content. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:53, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Of course it would be similar as they are both micronations. Also, the sources involved RTL, Pagina/12, LaNacion, myLondon, Metro (UK), etc all of which are very notable sources. MicroSupporter (talk) 12:20, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gamal Abdel Nasser change

Hey, I noticed that you removed the changes made in the Gamal Abdel Nasser page, I appreciate the comment and will try to improve them. However, I would also appreciate if you could point out more specifically where we are changing the tone and what language is considered complex English, as we have made previous changes before to fit into both categories, when a previous user removed all the work done. For the future, it would be more beneficial to point them out and advise how change could be made instead of removing all the content we worked hard for. We are really trying our best me and my colleague @Jaime Méndez de Vigo as it is an important university project and we are first time users in wikipedia.

I'm afraid I don't have time to do this thoroughly. I recommend you read carefully the English wiki version to make sure you are acquainted with all the angles. To be honest, I wouldn't advise a newcomer to start with such a complex and controversial biography. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:14, 16 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lizard change

I think it's known by now that lizards are paraphyletic, so it might not make sense to call them a suborder (Lacertilia or Sauria). As you wrote most the taxonomy, what do you think about changing this? Lights and freedom (talk) 05:10, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, En wiki uses "Lizard", and redirects Lacertilia to lizard. Because we are simple, I followed that example. So long as we make it clear that lizards and snakes are fundamentally the same group (and I think we do) then that's sound science. We have to have separate pages on "lizard" and "snake" because they are the two terms which people understandably search for. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:24, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Undelete Nvidia RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation change

You have deleted this page with reason G11 (Advertising). Was this a mistake? This article is written in encyclopedic format. If so, can you undelete this article? Xeverything11 (talk) 13:55, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Xeverything11: You can make undelete requests at WP:Deletion review. I have looked at the article that was deleted, and I agree that it didn't look like advertising. It should, however, have at least one reference. -- Auntof6 (talk) 19:28, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, it repeatedly mention Nvidia in the course of just a few lines, including the title. I have no objection in principle to articles about software, even proprietary software. If the author wants to put the information onto the Nvidia page, along with all the other proprietary items, I would have no objection. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:11, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Quadro naming was dropped in Nvidia workstation GPUs since Ampere (2020). Xeverything11 (talk) 10:43, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have made a request at WP:Deletion review. Xeverything11 (talk) 13:31, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alisa Genevieve change

Would you consider blocking Alisa Genevieve (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log)? Lights and freedom (talk) 17:01, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And maybe deleting their pages? Lights and freedom (talk) 17:02, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What this gives us is a breathing-space. I agree the person is probably acting as a PR agent, promoting people without showing their notability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:15, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of Stoke-upon-Trent change

An editor has requested deletion of Stoke-upon-Trent, a page 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/2023/Stoke-upon-Trent 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. Rathfelder (talk) 20:31, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Getting back an article that was QD change

Blahodatne. You have deleteed that disambig page. Where can I ask to have that deletion reverted? (Yeah, I get the point that at at least two wikipedia-users wanted a different article. I am not arguing that point.) 2001:2020:327:8F43:38C0:3637:89FF:8642 (talk) 19:24, 11 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To request undeletion, the easiest way is to do what you have already done, request on the deleting admins talk page. The disambiguation page was correctly deleted, so you will need to provide a rational to support restoration. Illusion Flame (talk) 19:35, 11 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Soniya Bansal protection change

Did you mean to only protect the talk page or was it a mistake?- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 08:56, 15 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apologies change

Hi Macdonald-Ross, Just wanted to sincerely apologise for this comment, I thought you had deleted it willy-nilly and I didn't think to check the AFD before going there so I sincerely apologise for that comment, Have a pleasant Thursday, Warmest Regards –Davey2010Talk 22:04, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, it's history. Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:47, 22 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rohit Mehta (actor) change

Why an editor placed quick deletation tag on this page with a reason of recreation of deleted content 2021? what is this i have created this page first time. without checking any thing he placed a tag of QD. i request you to review that page again Rohit Mehta (actor) - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . he is notable enough for featuring in Simple english Wikipedia. Nalin-choudhary123 (talk) 11:26, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why You Deleted Rohit Mehta (actor) Page? change

What is this nonsense i have created 1st time and you deleted this page without checking this page. This Rohit Mehta is a different person. you didn't check his notability without checking you deleted that page Nalin-choudhary123 (talk) 11:47, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I cannot find any awards to this person, and in any event, awards would need his full name for disambiguation. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:24, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aripirala Yogananda Sastry change

Respected Sir why you deleted this pageAripirala Yogananda Sastry - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tell me where is advertisement? he is worlds youngest Child who achieved several world records. this is not right decision please retreive the page again i want Rfd on that page without any strong evidence you deleted the page. there are dozens of news articles in google full of proofs this is not right please check again i request you. the subject is World Record Holder this is a big achievement. and this is sufficient for featuring in simple english wikipedia. (talk) 14:21, 26 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Macdonald-ross, I've taken a rough pass at consolidating refs, making clear these are honorary doctorates and cutting down some of the more POV-laden language. I think it's still in G11 territory - those aren't major record sites, honorary degrees and few, if any, really good sources. AFD may be easier to make something stick though. Ravensfire (talk) 16:33, 26 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The page is tainted by lack of reliable sourcing. We get many like this in the course of a year. One guesses that money is paid to have puffs placed. And the press in modern India is one of the most corrupt, and that's saying something in the modern world. This page has been deleted on three occasions by different admins. We should not spend any more time on it, IMO Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:03, 27 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was hoping that's what you'd say. I'm in complete agreement about the quality of Indian press, sadly. The lack of transparency of paid journalism and mixing it in with actual journalism from the top sites sets the tone for everyone else to follow, and they do right down to the bottom. Ravensfire (talk) 15:04, 27 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

James Crown's notability change

You have twice deleted articles on the recently deceased James Crown,director of one of the world's largest banks,"lead director" of one of the world's largest defense contractors,and in recent years the primary administrator of one of America's largest fortunes,claiming he lacks notability.

He and other members of his family have long had articles on en.wiki and I am perplexed as to what standard you think is needed here. (talk) 23:29, 1 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For some reason I can't trace this one at the moment. I will reply when I can find it. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:23, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, I found it. Two experienced users put it forward as "not notable". There may be a basis for you to redevelop the page, and I will make sure that someone else makes the decision as to its suitability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:01, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Refund change

Can you refund this page [2] or can I recreate this page with reliable sources ? 2409:4060:2D47:D5CC:0:0:AD88:F112 (talk) 12:48, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Probably an IP sockpuppet of Blogs19 who's known for trying to get this article created here and on EN. The three accounts that tried to create it here in 2021 are all glocked as Blog19 socks. Ravensfire (talk) 13:00, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Undelete/draftify polygenic score change

Hi Macdonald-ross,

I made the page "Polygenic score" and was working on improving it. It was deleted because it "has been copied and pasted from another Wikipedia without simplifying complex text." Minutes before you deleted it, a user copied and pasted information from the English Wikipedia to the lede of the article. Before this, no all edits were copied and pasted. (I did not use the English Wikipedia article as a reference at all while writing it.)

After the copied and pasted text was added, I simplified it somewhat but not all the way. It would be good if the article could be draftified instead of deleted.

Update: I see that you've recreated the article. Thanks! Would it be possible to add the old version before deletion to the talk page, or some location (e.g., a draft on my talk page, a sandbox) where I can look at it for reference? (Another option is to undelete the article and replace it with the current text, so I can still see the edit history.)

Thank you! Chamaemelum (talk) 07:24, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Before I respond to your request, a few things about this wiki. Most of our readers are schoolkids, and some are adults whose native language is not English. Generally speaking, they learn nothing at all about genetics at school. So what we constantly face is the problem of how to deal with topics which, though often important, are not addressed in school at all. It comes down to "do we actually want them to understand what we are writing?"
Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:37, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That makes a lot of sense. I think I can update my writing to that end. Even if the old version of the article isn't simple enough for any of its content to be included, it could be useful to see the content of the article for future reference for expanding or clarifying. Also, I was planning on using some of the citations within the old article on other articles, so it would be useful to have a copy of the old version of the article. Chamaemelum (talk) 08:05, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your edits are preserved forever on Polygenic score: Revision history. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:00, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is what it looks like for me. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place, or it is only viewable by users with certain permissions? (I just read somewhere else that only admins can see edits on deleted pages.) Chamaemelum (talk) 10:42, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block for one year? change

Hello! I recently came across the block of User:Fdsapo, which is set at a length of one year for creating bad pages. I was wondering if there was a particular reason you set the block to 1 year, given that most blocks for creating bad pages are indefinitely long. Thanks! Illusion Flame (talk) 12:39, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you feel something should invariably be done, then it needs to be discussed and signalled on the admin page. I'd just comment here that a year is a long time in the life of a young person. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:52, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have no opinion on the matter, just wanted to make sure you didn’t accidentally click the wrong button. If this was intentional, that’s fine. I trust your judgement! :) Illusion Flame (talk) 16:36, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Polygenic score change

Hi! You deleted this article as A3 on the 19th. Though it certainly isn't written in simple English, it was created here and does not appear to be copied from enwiki. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 22:28, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Noting that I've restored a copy of it to the user's userspace on request. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 22:36, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

rfd deletions change

Please, if you are going to delete articles that have already been sent to RfD for discussion by other admins (effectively reversing their decision without discussion), like you did on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2023/Mir Qurram Ali, at least close the RfD to create less work for others to cleanup after you. I left you a message about this almost 2 years ago, but it seems you are still doing this. Details on how to close if you are not sure are at /Archive 29#Deleting pages at RfD. --Ferien (talk) 15:43, 28 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I didn't notice it was also on RfD. Macdonald-ross (talk) 03:51, 29 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted the bosko page change

Why did you delete bosko (talk) 14:46, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's not the main or primary use of the name "Bosco". The text has to cover its use properly, or (if an individual is meant) to tag it differently or more fully. Check En wiki "Bosco".Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:54, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User: change

Thanks for blocking this IP address, that saved me a lot of work reverting vandalism. Whilst I'm at it, I'm currently using Twinkle to rollback vandalism, is this OK given that I don't yet have the formal rollback permission? Do you reckon it's worth applying please? Also what should I do to become a sysop? Thanks. Internet Hero 123 (talk) 14:08, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See under "Community", requests for permissions. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:14, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You've deleted a page change

Hi @Macdonald-ross You've deleted this page Cemal Polat - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia even tho on talk page I have explained the notability of this page WP:ANYBIO WP:AUTHOR and WP:CREATIVE. I have shared 7 secondary news references of television and notable news websites but all were ignored, may I know why you were in so hurry to delete the page? Please restore so I can make it more better. (talk) 08:45, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, it was advertising. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:42, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It wasn't advertising I was trying to add more links and references and you directly shiftithe blame to me that I am advertising.
ou're deleting everyone's pages without any reason. Wasn't that page passing WP:GNG? WP:AUTHOR? WP:BIO If It wasn't I am sending you 300 pages now here, just delete so it will make me understand about that "You are not biased". As of now, You're so biased, you selecting pages which you don't like and get it deleting. If it was advertising and G10 G11 than where is the warning? As per Wikipedia policy you should have warn me rather than deleting the page. I will defo gonna raise the issue with the administrators and all your biased decision of deletion page.Y
i (talk) 17:48, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of Richie Mensah Page change

Hello Sir Macdonald-ross.... Can I please know why you deleted the page I created?? Because it's an existing page on English Wikipedia and some others.... Thanks Yaw tuba (talk) 15:03, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It did not show his notability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:44, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dude @Macdonald-ross did you even know what notability means? Hello @Ferien I never heard about Richie Mensah but after the OP says the page is available on English Wikipedia I googled it. As per this Richie Mensah - Wikipedia The person has won many awards and per WP:GNG WP:NMUSICIAN winning 2-3 music award means the notability is meet but as per Macdonald Ross the person doesn't show the notability lol I mean is he even serious? I don't know what's the criteria of Wikipedia to make the user editor/patroller/rollback/reviewer but I will suggest you raise this issue with the Wikipedia as MacDonald doesn't even know the meaning of notability. He has deleted lots of pages who have met the general notability guidelines of Wikipedia. He also deleted some pages who have met the notability guidelines as per English Wikipedia but got deleted here by him and the logic he is giving is "Not met the notability" lol if it doesn't how it is approved by Wikipedia english team? (talk) 18:13, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure why you are pinging me to this situation, but I will answer. The reason it was deleted was because the article did not show notability, as Macdonald-ross already said above. That is not equivalent to not being notable. To say MacDonald doesn't even know the meaning of notability isn't true or even relevant here. Let's focus on the issue at hand. Is Richie Mensah notable? Looking to me, probably yes. Per w:WP:MUSICBIO, he meets Has won or been nominated for a major music award, such as a Grammy, Juno, Mercury, Choice or Grammis award., having won Producer of the Year and Sound Engineer of the Year at the 2021 Ghana Music Awards (I've verified this myself) and, according to the enwiki article, Producer of the Year in both the 2009 and 2010 Ghana Music Awards and nominated for various other major awards.
But, the article was deleted because it did not claim notability. Reading the article now, there is a claim: Richie has won many awards for singing and making music, and he's becoming very famous in the music world of Ghana. The article probably was not eligible for A4 deletion, as this makes the subject important, however Macdonald-ross is completely right that notability is not shown here – there are no references proving this claim at all. --Ferien (talk) 20:19, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My pages aren't nonsense change

they're funny,

Love, Georgie 2600:100D:B088:7749:D88E:D37F:823A:4783 (talk) 16:11, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of prehistoric bony fish genera change

Hi there, I noticed you added an RfD for this page onto RfD, but a discussion was never started. I removed it from the page, as it's a red link, but you're welcome to add it back with a new discussion page. Thanks, --Ferien (talk) 20:04, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I feel the page is no use to our readers. It's like "List of dinosaurs" which I'm sure many boys write when they are ten or eleven. Then a teacher gently says "how will people know what the words mean?" And a penny drops. Of course on big wiki there are professional ichthyologists, but we have schoolchildren mostly. That's why I wanted it deleted. I should have put it up for RfD. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:07, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Followers for sale, one-million followers (or multiples thereof) change

" if one can buy followers [on this or that social media] on a huge scale how is that an indication of notability in our sense? Only if followers pick him by themselves is it an indication of his notability. (...) 08:03, 22 August 2023".--Most of the time (if not always), this Wikipedia-project should probably stay away from that can-of-worms (or "millions-of-followers" on social media), in my opinion.--If my view is helpful, then fine. 2001:2020:313:F598:3DF5:B1C5:A8F9:9CCA (talk) 15:05, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, I agree. thanks. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:29, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suspected sock-puppetry change

Two users namely User:TimPerkin9 and User:Hysteriad both added false pronouns to the article Randy Stair i find this highly suspicious also it looks too me both are new users, Can you confirm this?? (talk) 17:30, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ I don't know who hysteriad is. When I saw the article, it used both masculine and feminine pronouns. I looked it up and it seemed that Stair came to identify as a woman. I used she/her pronouns to make the article consistent. TimPerkin9 (talk) 17:36, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
First of all, They are false pronouns
Second of all, You never provided sources (talk) 17:38, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you explain on the soap page change

Can you explain on the soap page how hand soap gets rid of bacteria? 2601:644:907E:A450:5DA0:D9D5:4A63:731 (talk) 18:47, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The suds physically lift the bacteria off of the hands. I'll add it ... fr33kman 18:50, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done fr33kman 18:52, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks @Fr33kman. Would you say that "germs" is a simple word, or should it have a link? Or should it be "microbes" or "bacteria" instead? Germ is a disambiguation page, which wouldn't help that much. 2601:644:907E:A450:5DA0:D9D5:4A63:731 (talk) 18:54, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Or link to Wiktionary: wikt:germ 2601:644:907E:A450:5DA0:D9D5:4A63:731 (talk) 18:54, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Link to wikt: :-) fr33kman 18:55, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page stalker) Please do not link this to Wiktionary. The definition there has two different meanings, so it would not be helpful. Plus, the fact that the word has multiple meanings shows that it is not a simple word. -- Auntof6 (talk) 23:19, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'll fix it, but just because a word has more than one meaning doesn't make it 'not simple'. Very, very few English words have a single dictionary definition. fr33kman 23:40, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It may not make it "not simple", but it makes it harder to understand and therefore something to avoid if possible. -- Auntof6 (talk) 23:53, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Interesting, but none of this is anything to do with me! I do wish users would ask general questions on general pages. Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:05, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sucks to be famous, lol :) fr33kman 19:09, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help in a dispute change

Hello. You're the only admin I've seen active recently at ANI. Could you please take a look at this discussion [3]? It's already three people seemingly agreeing with my report yet nothing happens. Super Dromaeosaurus (talk) 09:33, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Media does not use the words he or she about Judith X (or whatever the name)" change

Re: "My feeling is that we should stick as close as we can to traditional English style. We should not make concessions, ... . But when minority life-styles think we should change the way we use our language ... 18:39, 18 August 2023".--Hi Macdonald-ross, I intend to try to make a stub about someone who media does not use "he"/"she" pronouns for.--At the end of the article, then I expect to write,
"Media does not use the words he or she about Judith X (or whatever the name)".
So, now I just have to find an (En-wiki article) about a famous transgender photo model or author or singer (that is a self-admitted "non-she" and "non-he"), and I will be off to the races.--Thoughts?--(Sorry for not taking this topic to Simple Talk, but first the old thread needs to be archived, in my view. That discussion was worthwhile, until the thread seemed to be 'verbosely hijacked', this last week. (talk) 14:23, 25 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If I were to write a page about someone using a neo-pronoun, I would act as follows: use their birth pronoun and explain they preferred to be called X (whatever). After explaining this, I would use their pronoun. As a qualified biologist, I think mankind does have sexes which are established at the union of egg and sperm. There is no way to change that known to science, and I suspect that will remain so for a long time. Secondly, I think we should be very careful to be both simple and accurate in view of our audience. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:32, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Children are being taught by advocates that they can change their birth sex. No, they can't, but unfortunately they can ruin their bodies. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:22, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Macdonald-ross: You described how you maybe (hypothetically) write such an article.--Well, then my plan is to find at least two such names that need articles (stubs): Then I can write one of them the way you described, and then I can write the other one "my" way.--Your idea might actually be the "template or whatever" (my quote), of an article, that will not make readers huff-and-puff.--Thanks for your input! 2001:2020:32D:B0D3:88E6:7DE8:D1A1:AC2D (talk) 14:28, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I'll certainly look at whatever you write, if you flag me when it's done. I think if a writer actually knows the real gender of a person, that should somehow be said in the article. We are only obliged to say true things as far as we know them. It's often possible to do that, but also state the person's preferences. As a biologist I can say there is no question that a person is one gender or the other (the real exceptions are some birth defects, to which we are not referring), but a certain amount of leeway can make the article much more acceptable. Well, I daresay we shall see... Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:02, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Khidrsalam change

I have a problem with an user who's @Khidrsalam, who try to create the page of Rana Khattar again while the article was deleted this morning.

I wanted to know if it's possible to protect the article or to restrict the user ? Regards, Ory rtio (talk) 08:13, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can see what I've done. I'll do more if the editor continues... Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:13, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
and I wanted to know if it was possible for me to become a confirmed user Ory rtio (talk) 09:29, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
because i need to ask something in the talk page of Rana Khattar but it's protected for only confirmed users can write something Ory rtio (talk) 09:32, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Carry on making useful edits, and you will be recognised. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:35, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hatsune Miku change

I think you should un-delete this page and protect it from editing. It seems to be notable. 2601:644:907E:A450:8D7B:D750:4FF7:273F (talk) 17:10, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:11, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good Morning change

Hello @Macdonald-ross hope you are good, can you give me your opinion about this person and i think he should have an article here can you help me to create it Faisalbinalisa (talk) 08:29, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

also you can check this page for all sources with many thanks Faisalbinalisa (talk) 08:33, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dangerous Book for Boys change

Your revert on Astronomy is puzzling. The particular chapter and pages in The Dangerous Book for Boys is a simple explanation of early historical astronomy and constellations. It does not deal with recent news about black holes, dwarf planets, Mars Rovers, etc. To try and solve my puzzlement, I looked for Simple Wikipedia’s guidance on Further Reading entries. I can’t find it. But in looking at the big Wikipedia en:MOS:FURTHER guidance, I think the Dangerous Book would "help interested readers learn more about the article subject.” E.g., the book is award-winning and written in Simple English itself. Accordingly, you should revert your deletion. As I continue to edit Simple WP I’ll add urls to the Dangerous Book items to help readers. Thanks. S. Rich (talk) 22:35, 31 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Srich32977: I also had concerns when I saw you adding links to that book. The specific concerns I had were 1) not knowing how authoritative and/or accurate the book is and 2) it looked like you were promoting the book. I decided not to take action at the time, but just be aware that others might also question this. -- Auntof6 (talk) 00:18, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, the book is published by HarperCollins. Accordingly, it certainly comes from a reputable source, known for authoritativeness and accuracy. (Also, it received a 2007 Book of the Year award from the Galaxy British Book Awards.) Am I “promoting” it? This question impinges on my Good Faith. I have no interest in the book or HarperCollins or the authors. To me, as a long-time “advanced” WP editor, the book is a useful resource for Simple English readers. When they read or link to it they should find it interesting and useful in improving their English skills. I think including it improves Simple-Wikipedia's usefulness for its readers.S. Rich (talk) 03:49, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bird change

Perfect example of how WP:SI works!! Good job! fr33kman 20:03, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry change

I wasn't entarated about not copy from an complex encyclopedia Elextraterrestre4563 (talk) 18:09, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK! Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:24, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you so much Elextraterrestre4563 (talk) 18:25, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
can you help me editing earthquakes2023 to publish it later Elextraterrestre4563 (talk) 18:26, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

:( change

Hey what's the big idea. You do know that simplicity doesn't mean stupid. A simple article can also be comprehensive. Plus I was making it into a very good article. Why would you do that.

Okay I know that it hasn't been simple if your definition of simple is treating people like they are dum

Do you know how much hard work you have just erased. I thought you were amazing but you are not. Did you take the time to read it and then read the real English Wikipedia. You don't just do that. That was lazy and I am not done with the page. Does simplicity mean that people are to dum to understand primordial black holes. Have you ever heard of just asking. I personally feel like simple Wikipedia was Wikipedia but simpler and more fun

Anyways I'm sorry for venting out my frustrations on you, hope we can be friends because I'm very lonely. Reply and give your reasoning and I shall give counter reasoning and we will settle this like men. Thanks for reading again :)

Scientrifica (talk) 18:04, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Restore Narayani Sena page change

Why was Narayani Sena deleted?, Deletes reliable reference/content pages is against Wikipedia's policies. 2409:4085:9D0E:CFB3:640A:F0D8:21C1:9133 (talk) 12:21, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for dwleted version change

I request you to give me the deleted version of Haq Prakash as draft, so that I can work on it to improve it. (talk) 07:00, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Murders of Linda Gibson and Cody Lee Garrett change

I restored this page that you QD'd, because option A4 does not apply. A4 applies to "people, groups, companies, products, services or websites." This article is about murders (which are events, not people), not the people specifically. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:12, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kourosh Torbat Zadeh change

Dear Management, Hello, why was this article deleted? Mrjbiran (talk) 15:05, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Konno Yumeto change

I noticed that you restored this page per "Still on RfD", but I don't see a RFD about this page. Please explain which RFD are you talking about. MathXplore (talk) 07:17, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're right! Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:56, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

School system (in China) change

Shazitang Primary School.
The creator/re-creator of the article, should maybe be informed: "Hi, in case it is of interest: This wikipedia does not yet have "School system in China/Chinese school system". Thoughts? 2001:2020:331:A58A:89FF:6622:7573:7B4E (talk) 18:46, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Metropolitan City of Venice change

You seem to have emptied this? Rathfelder (talk) 18:44, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If so, it was accidental. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:58, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

page undelete change

can you please undelete User talk:Sreekanth Thekkepoyil because qd g8 is not for user talk pages (talk) 19:44, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Asteroid change

In regards to [this edit, isn't Asteroid impact prediction the purpose of finding the asteroids (the purpose) rather than the purpose of the astronomers themselves (their purpose)? i.e. Astronomers do not exist to predict impacts while the act of finding asteroids is done to help predict impacts. Pure Evil (talk) 17:49, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I've no idea why astronomers do things. Many things in science are done for several reasons. I mean, it is actually people who get grants to do the research, but unless one has read their proposals, who knows? Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:56, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Made You Look change

Hey, would it be possible to restore this article so I can place the simplifying tag on it? I was actually in the process of doing it but did not know this tag has to be placed until I just read WP:QD#A3. Also, I will note that there were some edits from other users on the page before I added the complex text. Regards.--NØ 14:40, 7 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would also like to request that this page is restored. Me and MaranoFan were both in the process of simplifying it. QuicoleJR (talk) 15:48, 7 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Macdonald-ross: Would you mind undeleting it? QuicoleJR (talk) 16:34, 7 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Best to start again, simplify first before putting it up. Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:10, 8 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was in the process of doing it already, actually. And the version you deleted was already different from the English Wikipedia version in several sections. I would like to retain those changes so the further simplification work is easier. And another person was the creator of the article who will now lose their article creation credit.--NØ 08:41, 8 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Macdonald-ross: The article existed before his edits. QuicoleJR (talk) 12:51, 8 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Justin Jin & Poybo Media change

Hi there, I saw that you've review Poybo Media and Justin Jin. Thank you for your input – may I ask why the topic is not notable? Nothingexcepteverything (talk) 18:10, 8 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charli D'Amelio change

Hi, just so you are aware, I have restored this article following your deletion. The article was not advertising in the form you deleted it in, and there is plenty of reliable coverage out there for her due to her being the second-most followed creator on TikTok, and plenty of more mainstream media appearances beyond what she has done on TikTok. Thanks, --Ferien (talk) 19:32, 11 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Luke Cosgrove change

Hi! Could you please explain the deletion of the article, also did you read my comment on the talk page for this article? Thank you! Isabelle Peters (talk) 17:11, 13 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AFC change

Hi buddy since you’ve deleted RG Qluck Wise please kindly create a new article about the subject Thanks. Gudwise (talk) 06:18, 29 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fentanyl ... change

simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_fentanyl_analogues&diff=9171907&oldid=9171901 , please revert (asap) if this edit was not helpful. Thanks, (talk) 18:50, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Special:Redirect/logid/2529716 change

Hello, pretty sure this was not intended to be indefinite. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 12:50, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

markup issue change

On your userpage, for the "This user us British" box, you have the markup:

<center><big>This user is British<big><center>

The second big and center tags need to be closing tags ( </big> and </center> )

It likely will not have a visual effect, but it should clear a Linter error. Well, it will clear those two, but there could be more. Pure Evil (talk) 23:23, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You deleted my page. change

Why? I just want to know. (talk) 22:49, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mauro Stendel deletion change

Hello, I see you have deleted the page I wrote, Mauro Stendel. I don't understand how it did not claim notability. I've cited several independent, reliable sources on the page, clearly meeting WP:GNG Honestly seems like a case of xenophobia, just because the articles used are in spanish does not demerit it. Dotdashmeredith (talk) 08:32, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Everyone does something, but this person is definitely below the threshold for notability. It's nothing to do with nationality. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:48, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Could you open it up for discussion? The references are all from Argentina's top news publications, and clearly meets WP:GNG. Dotdashmeredith (talk) 08:50, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'll leave that decision to someone else. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:54, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]