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  • Please note that WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron is a Wikiproject intended to improve the encyclopedia. The project is not about casting !votes, nor about vote-stacking. Please be sure to follow the guideline on canvassing. This means, in part, that you should use Template:Rescue list on the deletion discussion page when you list the discussion here.
  • Focus on improving content. For example, when working on an article listed for rescue, try to qualify topic notability by adding reliable-source references with significant coverage of the topic. Edit the content to address specific concerns raised in the AfD discussion.
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  • First familiarize yourself with Gpedia's guidelines for topic notability and identifying reliable sources, as well as the prohibition on inappropriate canvassing
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2015 Nadia riots

See Gpedia:Articles for deletion/2015 Nadia riots WP:GNG evanescence. Needs updated sources. 7&6=thirteen () 13:58, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Uranian

Very likely notable term in LGBT history that somebody knee-jerk nominated for deletion. If there’s anything you can do to improve the article then great. Dronebogus (talk) 03:09, 17

User:Dronebogus If you are going to post here, please place {{subst:rescue list|~~~~}} at the deletion discussion page. It is an ethical requirement. It exists as the top of this page. If you are going to participate here, please follow the rules. You and WP:ARS don't want to be accused of WP:Canvassing. 7&6=thirteen () 13:47, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
User:Dronebogus last time you did this, I fixed it, and you chose to ignore it. I didn't this time. Cleaning up for you is not part of my job description. Happy editing. 7&6=thirteen () 20:28, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen, or maybe Dronebogus simply forgot, rather than your accusation of "choosing to ignore it"...? Just a reminder, one can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. MrsSnoozyTurtle 03:08, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
User:MrsSnoozyTurtle Maybe. Ask User:Dronebogus if you think this is so important. I don't.
I corrected this oversight in the past and wanted to get this fixed now and in the future. I wanted to fix the problem, not fix the blame.
And he addressed it at the AFD. Problem fixed; story ended. 7&6=thirteen () 13:18, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
You could have done so without the bitey "you chose to ignore it" and "cleaning up for you is not part of my job description" parts. WP:CIVIL, please. MrsSnoozyTurtle 02:18, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

WP:Dead horse. WP:COAL. Please. 7&6=thirteen () 16:10, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

So the request for you to be more WP:CIVIL towards other editors is a "dead horse"??

And the COAL essay says nothing about making bitey statements about other editors, then evading the topic when questioned about it. MrsSnoozyTurtle 23:59, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Daniel Sillman

Relisted. Entrepreneur. 7&6=thirteen () 20:44, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

[citation needed] on "Entrepreneur" please. Objectively speaking, he is a CEO who has also been executive producer for two documentaries. Regards, MrsSnoozyTurtle 21:52, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

List of conflicts by duration

List about a probably notable topic that someone is basically asking to be cleaned up. Nominated without any evidence of WP:BEFORE. Dronebogus (talk) 19:29, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

Draft:Tauqir Sharif

Clean up and re-submit to AfC please. The creator was accused of paid editing. The article has been flagged as needing clean-up particularly for NPOV if applicable. Could an un-involved editor check that there are no NPOV issues in this article please and re-submit. The subject of the bio is notable. 85.255.233.142 (talk) 23:11, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

Interim

Needs improvement, beyond being "a dictionary definition." 7&6=thirteen () 14:15, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Deleted and Merged Per the closer: "The result was delete. I will also move the dab page to this name as an editorial action; the core result of the AfD is the deletion of the current page. I will also merge the two Talk pages." 7&6=thirteen () 14:42, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Antheads

This one is not at AFD, but it was redirected back in 2007. I tried restoring it and rebuilding it, but it was reverted three times by NPP as supposedly being non-notable. I don't know, what do you think of my latest try?[1] If that's not enough to make an article, do you see any more sources to improve it? 207.229.139.154 (talk) 15:30, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

This looks like a clumper/splitter debate. Would the content be the nearly the same in the main article vs split? Would anything would be lost in the main? There are advantages to clumping, it will get more page views for example. If you feel strongly about splitting you could open a thread in the main article talk page explain why splitting is better than clumping. Or, work to implement the clump. If the clump is also rejected then it's a problem. GreenC 16:32, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Fair enough, I guess I will merge it for now and then we can see what happens in the future. 207.229.139.154 (talk) 19:18, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Ismene (moth)

Species specific problem. 7&6=thirteen () 14:15, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Withdrawn by nominator, but still open for discussion. Not yet closed. 7&6=thirteen () 13:23, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Clop (erotic fan art)

I can’t believe I’m actually posting here, but I would like to know if you have any additional sources on this topic or could go through the existing ones for me. I’ve been up all night doing crap on Commons and don’t feel up to it myself. Dronebogus (talk) 14:22, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Try Bing.com and dogpile.com. Also take a look at Google books. Please familiarize yourself with the formatting at the Rescue List and don't forget to post the required notice at the AFD discussion. Welcome to WP:ARS. Happy New Year!
Note: This discussion has been included in the Article Rescue Squadron's list of content for rescue consideration. 7&6=thirteen () 16:22, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
Google books was not quite a zero. FWIW. 7&6=thirteen () 14:21, 29 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Kept Per the closer: "The result was keep. Per WP:SNOW. Consensus that the topic is notable." 7&6=thirteen () 12:31, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

United Nations in popular culture

AfD link (the discussion is in its late stages, and the article has been improved since the nom) Gpedia:Articles for deletion/United Nations in popular culture (2nd nomination). Randy Kryn (talk) 17:24, 24 December 2021 (UTC)

I previously copied it over to https://cultural-phenomenons.fandom.com/wiki/United_Nations_in_popular_culture with other popular culture articles being deleted. I see dozens of articles of this type still exist. Category:Topics in popular culture. There used to be a lot more of course. Dream Focus 23:38, 24 December 2021 (UTC)
Have put this on this projects talk page but also relevant here: There has been a full scale culling of entries at astronomical locations in fiction (and articles like United Nations in popular culture) using the same ridiculous criteria that a page and each entry must mention and cite the specific topic "_____in fiction" or it gets deleted. This has been going on for months now with no stopping the editor, TompaDompa although many have tried reasoning with them. See Saturn in fiction and its history page as only one of probably dozens of examples where Gpedia's wonderful historical record of human space accomplishments, and how they've been reflected in society by humanities literature and film cultures, have been virtually destroyed by nonsensically restrictive interpretation of its guideline language. And see {{Astronomical locations in fiction}} and its history page for another feel of the nonstop culling. This is a crisis of the deletionists stretching badly worded popular culture guideline language and essays to decimate not only articles but entire topic trees. This slow-and-fast rolling deletionists dream is probably the worse misuse of guideline language I've seen on Gpedia and I ask members of this wikiproject to get involved. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 13:29, 25 December 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Little Big Time

New article. Not technically a "rescue." This is not yet at AFD, but it needs sources badly, needs improvement, and should be fostered and kept, IMO.7&6=thirteen () 13:52, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

We improved it substantially. Thank you.
Alas, would have been a great WP:DYK, but for the age of the article. Had been moved to main space on 10 December, and I did not stumble on it until it was already stale by DYK standards. 7&6=thirteen () 14:21, 22 December 2021 (UTC)
Its now been turned into a redirect. Dream Focus 04:59, 24 December 2021 (UTC)
There are two reliable sources (the book, and Record Collector). Everything else is self published ie. fan sites and blogs. The two RS, there isn't much content. IMO it could go back to Draft, give it more time to develop. The show can still be part of Gpedia, nothing lost, in the bio article vs standalone, it would probably get more views that way anyway. -- GreenC 05:42, 24 December 2021 (UTC)
Ridirects. An expedited deletion. A way to achieve the same result as a deletion, without bothering with the process or consensus.
Pruning out the sources and contents that were there expedites the draftify process. 7&6=thirteen () 12:52, 25 December 2021 (UTC)
Ok full circle from Draft, to Main Space back to Draft. --GreenC 20:28, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Adriana Chechik

Adult film star Adriana Chechik was recently nominated for deletion. It appears there are sources out there establishing her notability. Any help finding them or improving the article would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 02:06, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Article could likely use a trim. Metzenbaum has coverage overtime 1989, 1993, 2013, 2013. TJMSmith (talk) 22:32, 19 December 2021 (UTC)

  • Kept Per the closer: "The result was keep." 7&6=thirteen () 13:30, 22 December 2021 (UTC)

List of fictional gangs

I removed all those that didn't have a blue link. Unfortunately those left include a lot of redirects. I need help sorting through the entries to eliminate the illegitimate ones. If anyone has a bot that can tell which links are just to redirects, that would save a lot of time. Dream Focus 02:01, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

Dream Focus, I don't recall where I picked up this solution, but take a look at User:Schazjmd/vector.css. Those modifications to your skin's css will display redirect wikilinks in a different color. (Unfortunately the line for external links doesn't work, haven't figured out why.) Schazjmd (talk) 15:48, 14 December 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. That works out great. Dream Focus 15:55, 14 December 2021 (UTC)*
  • Deleted Per the closer: "The result was delete. While I note that the improvements to the article swayed a couple of individuals who argued to delete, it did not for many others, and most arguments to delete came after they took place. Given this, the consensus is that this is not a viable subject for an article." 7&6=thirteen () 14:20, 24 December 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Arrest of Billy Hood

Trying to create the article on this event. I understand that its tough to get these kind of articles on Gpedia but I genuinely believe this meets the relevant guidelines as I've included plenty reliable secondary sources covering the subject and was national news in the UK, the topic has also been covered by plenty notable people. Any improvements to the article are advised as it's my first time creating an article. GR86 (📱) 14:07, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

Mohan Shrivastava

Indian polititican. Question of notability. Inherent language problems. 7&6=thirteen () 13:25, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

Big problem. Creator was a WP:Sock. 7&6=thirteen () 15:02, 14 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Deleted Per the closer: "The result was delete." 7&6=thirteen () 14:02, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

Rob Roy McGregor (admiral)

A question of notability and sourcing. 7&6=thirteen () 13:58, 7 December 2021 (UTC)

  • Whenever someone dismisses reliable sources found with a claim "Newspaper story only viewable through subscription", just remind them that you can freely sign up for Gpedia Library at https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/ to read them. Dream Focus 14:57, 7 December 2021 (UTC)
Whenever giving that advice tell them that access isn't automatic and you have to wait for approval... Mztourist (talk) 06:47, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Kept Per the closer: "The result was keep per consensus, sources to support notability." 7&6=thirteen () 12:20, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

List of extinct plants

Does anyone know of any government or scientific website that list every extinct species of plant ever found? Or give coverage to extinct plants of various types or from various time periods or regions? How do scientific publications sort things like this? Dream Focus 22:23, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

The Paleobiology Database is what you are looking for, but it doesn't cover pollen as far as I am aware. Hemiauchenia (talk) 22:43, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Vesey Alfred Davoren

Has a big filmography. Was a silent film star. Certainly there are obituaries. 7&6=thirteen () 20:15, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

For search purposes, he appears best known as Vesey O'Davoren. -- GreenC 20:24, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
Relisted to generate further input per the discussion: "Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus." Given that this AFD started 11 days ago on 26 November 2021, some may have thought it was resolved. Improvements in the article are helpful, and of course that is true even after the AFD is completed. 7&6=thirteen () 08:13, 7 December 2021 (UTC)
7&6 why is this necessary? Mztourist (talk) 08:41, 7 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Kept Per the closer: "The result of the discussion was keep. Initially opinions were split, but towards the end the view is almost unanimously that the improvements during the AfD have established the subject's notability." 7&6=thirteen () 16:45, 13 December 2021 (UTC)

Acceptability

I consider this broad-concept article to be a rather fundamental concept, as the parent article for things like Acceptance, Acceptable risk, and Acceptable loss. The nomination calls it "a grab bag of concepts", but these concepts are merely different ways of approaching a single fundamental concept. These articles are hard to write, but we've managed to do them before. BD2412 T 20:30, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

  • Kept No consensus Per the closer: "The result of the discussion was no consensus." 7&6=thirteen () 14:23, 14 December 2021 (UTC)
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