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Thanks for the reviews[edit]

Dear Rosguill, you recently reviewed four Wikipedia's redirects that I created; I just would like to say you: thank you very much!! 7e8y (talk) 08:46, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

School up north[edit]

Other rivalries may use That School Up North, or The School Up North (which still redirects to OSU-Michigan, BTW), but it is still most associated with the Woody Hayes era at Ohio State. I would posit that the vast majority of users looking up that phrase would expect to be sent to that particular rivalry. DarkAudit (talk) 08:01, 3 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The majority of the results I see when searching online are for Ole Miss, let's take this to RfD for a clearer consensus. signed, Rosguill talk 14:17, 3 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fairfield Stags softball Notability Tag[edit]

Hello! I hope all is going well. I'm reaching out to ask if you could check and see if the page I've been working on, Fairfield Stags softball, still does not meet WP:GNG standards. The tag was added before I was able to fill out the history section a little bit. I would like to expand it at some point in the future further although I'm working on a couple of other projects in the realm of college softball so it's not my #1 priority. I'm asking you if you can check because you placed the tag. Hopefully it meets the standards or at least is closer to meeting those standards. If it is not, I'll definitely work on it further. Thank you in advance! Mannytool (talk) 06:39, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mannytool, thanks for checking in. In my view, it's still borderline as-written: among the sources listed, the only ones that could be considered independent and secondary are BVMSports, Montgomery Advisor and WAFB. Among those, it's not clear to me that BVMSports can be considered reliable, as their About Us page does not disclose any information about their editorial team/practices, and I'm not seeing a track record of WP:USEBYOTHERS outside of some generally-unreliable sources like the New York Post. So that leaves us with two sources that contribute towards notability, but both of which are hampered by their a) local news focus (a weaker sign of notability than coverage in a national or international paper) and b) that they cover individual games that the team played in, rather than a history of the program more broadly (which would provide much more material for us to write an article with). signed, Rosguill talk 17:19, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the response, it's appreciated. What would you suggest I add that could strengthen the notoriety/credibility of the article? Sources primarily or other things as well? I've been on Wikipedia for over 8 years but have only recently tried my hand at page creating/massive additions like what I'm doing with Fairfield's page. Any advice/suggestions are much appreciated. Mannytool (talk) 02:28, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Notability is just a question of the available sourcing. The ideal source for an article like this would be a peer-reviewed article about the team and its history in a sports studies journal, but mass market or journalistic sources would be fine as well. In particular, anything that can give a description of the scope of Fairfield Stags softball beyond individual games is what you'd want to look for. signed, Rosguill talk 03:49, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Autry Technology Center[edit]

Thanks for your input on the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Autry Technology Center page. Please see my response there. TulGuy (talk) 02:03, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request to resume my NPPSchool[edit]

Hi Rosguill,

I hope you're doing well! My old username was Angus1986(followed by AngusMEOW), and I was previously active in the NPP School on Wikipedia about 1-2 years ago. Unfortunately, I had to take a break due to some health-related issues. I'm happy to say that I've recovered and am excited to get back to contributing to the community.

I kindly request your assistance in resuming my involvement with the NPP School. Your guidance would be greatly appreciated as I reintegrate myself and continue learning. I'm looking forward to being an active and positive contributor once again.

Thank you for your time and support. Angus QuantumRealm (meowpawtrack) 17:57, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good to hear from you, feel free to continue work at your existing NPPSCHOOL page signed, Rosguill talk 18:01, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding Russian sources[edit]

Hello Rosguill. I once again had a question regarding the Russian sources. If the source is written with Russian pre-reform letters, should they be changed to the modern day corresponding Russian letters? For example, should "Старчевскій" be changed to "Старчевский" and "Сборникъ свѣдѣній о кавказскихъ горцахъ" to "Сборник сведений о кавказских горцах"? WikiEditor1234567123 (talk) 19:12, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiEditor1234567123, much like the last question, I'm not aware of any established Wikipedia guidelines for this, and the most important thing for our articles is consistency within each article. My sense would be that preserving the old-style spellings is preferable when dealing with a pre-reform text; English-language library standards are a bit odd for transliteration of pre-reform Russian (the convention is to transcribe ѣ as "ie" with a ligature over it, but to drop off -ъ suffixes from the transliteration entirely), which motivates me to recommend sticking to the original lettering for simplicity. signed, Rosguill talk 20:32, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, thanks again. WikiEditor1234567123 (talk) 20:39, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You reviewed 1,5-Pentanediol. What did you find? I am just curious about this activity.--Smokefoot (talk) 18:44, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I found it to be an appropriate redirect to its target and checked it off as reviewed. If the redirect had been inappropriate, I would have either changed its target or sent it to RfD for further discussion. See Wikipedia:New pages patrol/Redirects for more detail about what new page reviewers are looking for when reviewing redirects. signed, Rosguill talk 18:47, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

L'amour Supreme[edit]

Please do not delete my page. I spent hours and hours creating it. I did not plagiarize and no one paid me to do it. I referenced everything. I don't understand what I did wrong. Bigcurl254 (talk) 15:55, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see the responses at your talk page. You have now twice submitted an article whose content was an exact copy of this website. signed, Rosguill talk 16:05, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I just noticed your close on Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 April 4#Heavy metal in Islamic countries. Though I am obviously the nominator on this, I don't see how in the discussion's current state how it would not result in a "no consensus" close or a relist. The "comment" by Duckmather seemed to bring up a potential WP:REDLINK and ambiguous issues with the redirect's title, and my comment on the aforementioned comment chain indirectly contradicted Jay's "keep" stance. For these reasons, I'm just not seeing a "keep" close in this discussion's current state. Steel1943 (talk) 18:58, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Steel1943, I read Duckmather's as an ultimately neutral comment, raising notes about the page's history and the continued inclusion of some amount of relevant, sourced content at the target in addition to raising WP:REDYES concerns. I found Uanfala and Jay's arguments to be reasonable. Your position as expressed in the last threaded comment in the discussion seems to be that readers searching for "heavy metal in Islamic countries" are not interested in "heavy metal in Muslim countries". This did not persuade anyone in the discussion, and in the absence of any indication from you in the discussion as to what the potential confusion or intended-target would be for Muslim vs. Islamic in this context, it seemed reasonable to close in favor of keep. signed, Rosguill talk 19:18, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Eh ... I don't agree with the fact that no one in the discussion being persuaded by my comment (and/or responding to it) to be considered a reason to invalidate the comment for consensus forming, considering the comment essentially negated one of the "keep" votes, but eh, whatever. I suppose if I see this redirect again in 3+ years, I'll give it another go. Steel1943 (talk) 19:22, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm honestly perplexed that you're still standing by the argument regarding Muslim vs. Islamic, and am trying to figure out why it makes sense to you, as from my perspective it seems incredibly farfetched. You stated It cannot be assumed that all readers make an exclusive, synonymous connection between the words "Islamic" and "Muslim". In fact, I can tell you for a fact that I don't, and honestly have no interest to discover the connection between the two words. The first statement is nominally true, but isn't really relevant to the redirect; the question at hand is not whether "all readers see an exclusive and synonymous connection between Islam and Muslim" but rather whether "ANY readers see an overlap between these topics AND are there no topics whose access is obscured by the imprecise use of 'Islamic' here". Your second assertion in the quote, that you see no possible connection between Islamic and Muslim seems unreasonable: while Islamic most precisely refers to the religion and Muslim most precisely refers to the people who practice the religion, it is extremely common for English speakers to colloquially use them interchangeably. signed, Rosguill talk 19:32, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The simple solution here was for someone to include the word "Islam[ic]" in the article somewhere in proper context. But eh, I stand by my point since I'm not convinced that it can be assumed everyone knows of or understands that connection. But oh well, the discussion is closed, and you explained the reason for your close well, so I appreciate that. (But that last comment you made almost makes your close sound like a WP:SUPERVOTE, but since I'm familiar with your work here, I can confidently WP:AGF.) Steel1943 (talk) 19:39, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, I understand your perspective more now. While I stand by the close, it seems that you could likely address your remaining concern by finding a non-contrived way to sneak "Islam" or "Islamic" into the paragraph at the target. signed, Rosguill talk 19:42, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Precisely! 😀 Steel1943 (talk) 19:45, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seems like it could fit in the first sentence by rewording it toIn some predominantly Muslim countries, heavy metal has been officially denounced as a threat to traditional Islamic values". signed, Rosguill talk 19:48, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That may work. If you feel confident adding that to the article, I'd say go for it. (I just couldn't do it myself since me understanding the connection is still ... a bit of an oblivious point for me; if I make an edit, I must be confident enough to defend it.) Steel1943 (talk) 20:02, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just to notify you I've completed the CU request (I can't figure out the @ function on my legacy format). Will let you make the final admin decision on the two users based on the result. Hope that helps. - Mailer Diablo 20:09, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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JustAnotherUndertaleFrantic, I don't think this is a worthwhile use of your time, along the lines of User:Gwillhickers/Trivializing and misuse of awards. signed, Rosguill talk 20:50, 20 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Again, I said I was just trying to boost morale. ~~JustAnotherUndertaleFrantic~~ JustAnotherUndertaleFrantic (talk) 21:06, 20 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missed one[edit]

Hey Rosguill. Thank you for processing my requests at Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Redirect autopatrol list. It looks like one of the requests you accepted, Superb Owl, was not actually added to the redirect autopatrol list Hey man im josh (talk) 19:29, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ope, thanks for catching that. Fixed. signed, Rosguill talk 19:37, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Deletion review for Air Milford[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Air Milford. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. ThumperOP (talk) 08:40, 1 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi @Rosguill! I'm a relatively new user, but I'm approaching 500 edits, was hoping to get some mentorship and guidance, and stumbled across the Adopt-A-User page. I feel like I have a decent grasp of basic Wikipedia policy and guidelines, but I know there's a lot I'm missing and I often have questions about particular processes and practices. Apart from learning more, my current goals are (1) to get involved in DRN and (2) draft or rewrite a GA-quality article. Thanks! voorts (talk/contributions) 21:30, 1 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Voorts, feel free to stop by with questions. Regarding your current goals, for DRN I would recommend participating in some of the other consensus-building processes on Wikipedia, such as WP:3O and WP:RFC, as well as watchlisting the DRN page so that you get a sense of how discussions are conducted there. For getting an article to GA-quality, I think the best guidance available is already laid out at WP:GACR and relevant pages linked from there. signed, Rosguill talk 21:41, 1 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May 2023[edit]

Hi Rosguill, I hope you're doing well. I have pinged you yesterday to look into the issue of disruptive behaviour by another editor. I don't know if you have received a notification. Please, if you refuse to intervene (which is understandable) just let me know so i can take other measures. Thank you. SimoooIX (talk) 04:39, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NPR request[edit]

Hi, last month you accepted my request to be a new page reviewer for a one month trial, which has since expired. I put in another request after the trial stopped, but it has gone unanswered for four days. I was wondering if there's a different way I should request the permission because I've already had it, or if others have just been too busy to see it. Thanks! greyzxq talk 16:11, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greyzxq, your request is in the right place, I or someone else should review it soon. I don't think I've seen a request go unanswered for more than 7 days lately. signed, Rosguill talk 16:13, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, just thought I'd make sure. Thanks again! greyzxq talk 16:29, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there. When I sent this to AfD, it did not add the AfD template to the article, so I re-did it. Now the template is on the article, but there are two discussions at AfD. Could you please delete one of them? Thank you. Onel5969 TT me 09:58, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done, I deleted the second nomination. signed, Rosguill talk 15:04, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As always, thanks for your help. Onel5969 TT me 22:55, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your signature[edit]

There your username does not appear in your signature, and without looking at the page's editing history it is impossible to tell who made the comment. Idk if you did that intentionally or it is unintentional. If the latter is the case, you might want to fix it. Ktrimi991 (talk) 13:28, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oops, looks like I included a fifth tilde by accident. My keyboard isn't what it used to be and makes some creative additions to my writing at times. signed, Rosguill talk 15:04, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello sir, Please examine my contributions, and if you think I qualify, give me the chance to review new pages for a trial month to see whether I'm up to the task. As an AfC reviewer, I am knowledgeable about the CSD, XFD, PROD, GNG, SNG, and BLP policies. I believe this will help Wikipedia obtain a quality reviewer in the future. DreamRimmer (talk) 15:33, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good day, sir, please take a moment to check my contributions. DreamRimmer (talk) 00:53, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Requested at WP:PERM. DreamRimmer (talk) 11:03, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry for not replying to this earlier--your request at PERM should get reviewed within a week. signed, Rosguill talk 14:02, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Close of Nowhere differentiable[edit]

WP:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 May 16#(Continuous) nowhere differentiable function: Can you fix this asap? Retargeted to a wrong target. Jay 💬 07:39, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You may have logged out for the day. I waited a couple of hours and have reverted the close, and reverted the changes in 11 pages. Jay 💬 10:18, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Jay, oops, keyboard failure there. I've reclosed with the correct target now. signed, Rosguill talk 17:37, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]