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Happy New Year, 78.26![edit]

Dear Mr. 78.26,
updating on Sinfonia Latina Music Festival/Roberto McCausland Dieppa, both seminal.
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Sources for Vineet Singh[edit]

Hey 78.26 Hope you are doing good!! You had deleted the page Vineet Singh (Now after his name's spelling change Vinit Singh) as per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Vinit Singh (2nd nomination) in 2018. He now got featured in Indian Idol 13 as one of the most prominent contestant because he has a playback career as he has playbacked in movies like Khiladi 786, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Policegiri, Action Jackson (2014 film), Moods with Melodies,etc after he debuted with Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005, there are now sources about him which are notable sources, So i am willing to recreate the page, Please share your opinion regarding this, Thanks

A couple of new sources which are notable and independent too are :[1], [2], [3].

Thanks Suryabeej   talk 07:20, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Suryabeej: I'd be willing to restore it to draft space so you can work on it, unless you want to start from scratch. I'm not entirely convinced by all of the sources you sent (the first one seems like breathless idolizing, not neutral reporting), but if you think it can pass AfC then go ahead and try that process. Let me know. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 00:58, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
78.26: Hey apologies for responding late! Sure, If you can Restore the draft I am willing to work on it. Thanks!! Suryabeej   talk 08:11, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm running into some Wikipedia server errors when attempting to restore. I'm going to be mostly offline for the next few days, so I beg patience. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 11:37, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Third time was the charm. @Suryabeej: I have restored to draft: Draft:Vinit Singh. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 11:41, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism - revision-deletion request[edit]

You were kind enough to quickly remove several defamatory edits of Rory Phillips (DJ) made by User_talk: but the defamatory elements are still visible in the two edits made to remove them by User_talk: is it possible to remove these too? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Letsnotstart (talkcontribs) 21:25, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Letsnotstart: - you are correct, and good catch. Done. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 00:39, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Persistant vandalism[edit]

@78.26: The Seventh-day Adventist Church article is still being persistantly vandalized. Can you please protect it again. Catfurball (talk) 16:23, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Catfurball: I dunno. These are pretty watched pages and they've been reverted (and blocked) very quickly. It's a borderline case. A better place to make this request is Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. I'm online/editing more sporadically than I used to be, so might not be able to respond before the report goes "stale". All the best, 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 23:52, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your draft article, Draft:Oghema Niagara[edit]

Hello, 78.26. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Oghema Niagara".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been deleted. When you plan on working on it further and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 01:40, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It always feels strange to leave these notices on the talk pages of long-time editors and admins. Of course, if you want to work on this draft, you can restore it whenever you like. Liz Read! Talk! 01:42, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Liz: Yeah, sorry about that. I should finish that up, it's a very interesting story and highly notable, but there's so much conflicting information. I'll restore it when I'm ready to take it up again. In the meantime, thank you so much for all the hard work you do here. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 02:16, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. It's nice to see you around, I've noticed at AFD that we are a little light on admin help on Saturdays. I think folks take a well-deserved day off. Then they show up mid-day Sunday and things are back to normal. Liz Read! Talk! 04:15, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heh, well count me among those who don't help out on Saturdays, sorry. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 04:26, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A tag has been placed on Category:Grey Gull Records artists indicating that it is currently empty, and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion. If it remains empty for seven days or more, it may be deleted under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself. Liz Read! Talk! 01:12, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Did you mean[edit]

Here... did you mean to say do not? ;) Regardless, thanks for watching the page. Silikonz💬 01:43, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Silikonz: Oof, thanks for catching that! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 01:45, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No prob :) Silikonz💬 01:45, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for edit summary deletion[edit]

I was wondering if you could hide the edit summaries of this recently blocked IP's edits as they promote racial hatred and uses a racial slur. Thank you in advance. Yue🌙 01:21, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Yue: Thank you.  Done 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 01:40, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requesting text of a deleted article[edit]

Hello, Unless I am mistaken you are an admin on this project and have expressed willingness to provide the text of deleted pages to users who may need them. If this is correct, may I please ask you to send me the text of I due evasi di Sing Sing. I had opened a deletion review to have the page restored but was advised to recreate it instead. Which I might do more easily with whatever material had already been written. If you agree, could you please input the text on this page for instance? Thank you very much for your help. Yours, MY, OH, MY! 21:41, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mushy Yank: I have restored the page to your user space. You'll find it at: User:Mushy Yank/I due evasi di Sing Sing. Please don't restore it to main space until it is properly sourced to reliable sources. Happy editing! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 00:22, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello and thank you again. The page is now in the Main, as you can see. Only the editing history is missing (it is on my user's space page, though). I sort of remember there was a template or possible transfer to credit users who started the page before it was deleted. I will look up and try to do it. Apologies if it was needed before restoring it to the Main, Yours, MY, OH, MY! 22:25, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mushy Yank: This could be resolved by deleting what's currently on the main page, and moving what's currently in your user space. Would you like me to do that? 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 23:12, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. If it is not too much work, I'd be very grateful if you can, yes. It seems the page has already been modified in the Main by another user, but if it's still possible for you to do it, thank you. I had also let a merge request (I guess) on the TP but if that does not interfere with your effort, again, thank you for help! MY, OH, MY! 23:20, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mushy Yank: Yeah that gumms it up. I don't have time to do it right now, so I requested a history merge. I'm not sure I agree with the intervening edit, but I don't know much about WP:FILMMOS. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 00:25, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, thank you! I am not sure either about that edit (I've left a note on the project page). Anyway, thanks again. MY, OH, MY! 00:30, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for edit summary deletion[edit]

Hello, again. I was wondering if you could hide the edit summaries of this recently blocked IP's edits as they contain hateful and racist messages. Have a great weekend and thank you once again. Yue🌙 23:39, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

maybe a tps admin could do this? I’m basically offline and will be until Monday evening. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 23:51, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Got it, have a great weekend then! Yue🌙 00:53, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requesting text of deleted edits[edit]

Greetings from Delhi! Could you please put the drafts of my deleted edits in my userspace and point me to them? I will combine them into a single redraft. I have been communicating with Grayfell. Awaiting your message. SuchetaR (talk) 08:58, 15 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's nothing to restore to your userspace, as none of your edits have been deleted. The self-promotion edits can be viewed in the article history. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 01:55, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

Hey, 78.26. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
interstatefive  00:04, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

Request for deleted article text[edit]

Hello 78.26, May I bother you again and ask you to send me the text of I Crab Goalkeeper or its draft Draft:Crab Goalkeeper. As I found some sources, I would like to recreate the page and, again, I might do it more easily with whatever material had already been written. If you agree, could you please create the subpage on my behalf User:Mushy Yank/Crab Goalkeeper? (or what's the most easy for you) Thank you very much for your help. If you'd rather have me ask another admin next time, just let me know. Thanks again. Yours, — MY, OH, MY! 10:13, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mushy Yank:  Done 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 16:38, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much. Yours, — MY, OH, MY! 16:41, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Bob Harrington (preacher)[edit]

On 28 May 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bob Harrington (preacher), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that evangelist Bob Harrington would drive miles out of his way to avoid the sight of a steeple? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bob Harrington (preacher). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Bob Harrington (preacher)), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Aoidh (talk) 00:03, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi 78.26, I'm a little confused how you get NC for this? The first three keeps were rebutted by three different people and no additional sources had been added/found after that. The fourth keep had no P&G basis at all, and the sixth keep spuriously claimed GNG from tabloid coverage was allowed. Most editors acknowledged the generally poor, tabloid quality of the sources, so given that everything alleged to be SIGCOV was exclusively on minor criminal events that received only fleeting attention in local news, wouldn't BLP and NOTNEWS policy override a claim of meeting GNG? JoelleJay (talk) 01:36, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@JoelleJay: I think my closing statement explains it well enough. I'm sure you think that your side has utterly destroyed the other side's argument, but there were significant source analysis on both sides, and I found no way to reconcile the positions. I'm sure the other side feels just as strongly they obliterated your side's arguments. Both are policy based. There is fundamental disagreement as to whether or not there is SIGCOV in independent, reliable sources, and there is fundamental disagreement as to whether or not this is BLP1E. Any close other than NOCONSENSUS would be a supervote, in my opinion. If you feel the close is that erroneous that it needs to be overturned without re-litigating the article, then take it to DRV. Happy editing!78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 02:27, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your explanation...I was under no impression that the delete side was clearly stronger, rather my confusion was that the close doesn't address at all the BLP arguments, in particular the tabloid sourcing issues for negative content. Almost everyone agreed that the sources "weren't good", and the ones called SIGCOV were uniformly negative news announcements, so I would have appreciated more assessment of how an article written from those sources could comply with Be very firm about the use of high-quality sources. [...] Biographies of living persons ("BLPs") must be written conservatively and with regard for the subject's privacy. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a tabloid: it is not Wikipedia's job to be sensationalist, or to be the primary vehicle for the spread of titillating claims about people's lives and NOTNEWS. JoelleJay (talk) 03:41, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tabloid sourcing for negative content isn't a notability discussion, that is a content discussion. AfD is the wrong venue. I also disagree with the characterization that "almost everyone" agree the sources weren't good. I'd call it much closer to 50/50. Some of the keeps arguments stated that "some" of the sources weren't good, but that overall there were enough "good" sources to pass notability. If "almost everyone" agreed the sources "weren't good", I would have readily closed as delete. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 03:54, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 5 June 2023[edit]

Hi 78.26. Thank you for the excellent close at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Japan Time (TV series) based on the strengths of the arguments. I really appreciate it. Cunard (talk) 08:05, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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@78.26: Share your thoughts regarding the album if you wish to. 2001:D08:2901:372C:176E:668A:26DB:24BF (talk) 18:23, 3 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2023 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2023 WikiCup has come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 175 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

Contestants achieved 11 featured articles, 2 featured lists, 47 good articles, 72 featured or good article reviews, over 100 DYKs and 40 ITN appearances. As always, any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process.

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NCORP for record labels[edit]

By longtime precedent, record labels were judged by a inverse interpretation of NMUSIC #5.. carrying on from your comment on AfD. I don't want to go further in discussion and stray too far off from the actual discussion AfD. Can you maybe link me to some notable decisions spread over time? Graywalls (talk) 23:28, 9 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Graywalls: thanks for your patience. Some illuminating discussions have occurred at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/430 West Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/New Orleans Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kung Fu Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Afternoon Records (3rd nomination), Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Skunk Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Eulogy Recordings (2nd nomination). Plus the myriad discussions at NMUSIC and WP:N [(,_recording_studios,_art_collectives_and_like)]. Your question ultimately demands an empirical proof, which I have neither time nor inclination to provide. Not because this is what you intend, but because is no point in time where the most ardent inclusionist can say "Consensus is that anything possibly meeting NMUSIC#5 is kept" any more that someone else could say "By consensus record labels must always meet strictest interpretation of NCORP." Some other discussions of varying degrees of usefulness: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/DeSoto Records Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jarrah Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Topshelf Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/CandyRat Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Springman Records, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Silkheart Records. I hope that's helpful. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 16:43, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Always precious[edit]

Ten years ago, you were found precious. That's what you are, always. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:35, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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WikiCup 2023 September newsletter[edit]

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I was wondering if you could draftify/userfy this article for me. You deleted it five years ago per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steve Turley, but I think the subject might be notable now, having received coverage with The Return of the American Patriot, a film he directed in 2022.[4][5] StAnselm (talk) 19:49, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@StAnselm:  Done You'll find it at User:StAnselm/Steve Turley. Let me know if I messed it up somehow. Happy editing! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 22:53, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. StAnselm (talk) 02:34, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey, 78.26,

You recently restored this draft but because you didn't make a minor edit to the page after restoration, it was tagged for CSD G13 speedy deletion. Luckily, an editor checked the page log and saw that it was recently restored and untagged it before it was deleted. I recommend checking out User:SD0001/RFUD-helper to help with REFUND as it will take care of these steps so you don't have to remember them.

Hope all is well with you...have a great weekend! Liz Read! Talk! 04:59, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Liz Thanks so much! What would I do without those who can write these scripts? Works like a charm. Likewise, hope you're doing very well. All the best, 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 01:08, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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