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For adding a reference to Alfaz Ahmed, allowing the BLPPROD I placed to be removed. I'm glad to see sources for the article. Thanks! --j⚛e deckertalk 06:41, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

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Ahmad IlmiEdit

Thanks for your input in Ahmad Ilmi, you are quite right. I have tagged it for speedy. Sam 🎤 16:22, 31 July 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for those four pages you tagged with {{hoax}} today - I have PRODded three of them and put {{db-hoax}} on the footballer. How did you spot them? I wish more people looked sceptically at pages they work on - when an improbable-sounding hoax is detected, the history often shows many people tidying up, correcting spelling etc, without ever saying to themselves "Wait a minute, this sounds odd..." Worse still, I have known a hoax page blanked by an IP with edit summary "This whole page is a fake", but he was reverted as a vandal and the hoax survived another six months.

Keep them coming - I look at CAT:HOAX fairly regularly, and so do others. There is no reason you should not PROD hoaxes yourself, or tag with {{db-hoax}} if it's blatant enough. With a db-tag, it helps the reviewing admin if you put a note of the evidence on the talk page. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:27, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Glad to help! Here's my preferred method for finding hoaxes. When I have a chunk of spare time, I go to CAT:ORPH and skim through a few dozen or so of the pages there for a given month on the list. Most of these pages are legitimate (particularly scientific topics like plant and insect species that naturally generate few inbound links), but all kinds of issues exist with others: hoaxes, copyvio, extremely non-notable material, as well as some pages of merit that have somehow slipped through the cracks and can be de-orphaned quickly. In general, pages that haven't attracted links from anyone else get very few page views and consequently have an above-average rate of evading scrutiny indefinitely. In addition, I also check CAT:DEADEND on occasion - it's the number-one place to find copy/paste problems. (talk) 23:15, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

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  The Special Barnstar
For your excellent work in sniffing out hoax articles. Everymorning talk to me 03:18, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Good work finding hoax articles Falcon8765 (TALK) 02:07, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Son of DevastationEdit

Well spotted, again! Now at WP:Articles for deletion/Son of Devastation. I considered your idea of merging to Son of Perdition, or even redirecting there, but the complete absence of any source means we have nothing verifiable to merge. The author edited only in 2007; from his other contributions, I doubt if this was a deliberate hoax. He refers often to the End times - I suspect he belongs to some millennial sect who may use their own translation of the Bible.

I also thought about PROD, which would probably not have been contested, but when WP-based misinformation has spread so far across the net (Googling "by peace he shall destroy the powerful" produces 22 hits, this article and 21 mirrors) an AfD is useful so that any inquirer tracing the information back to its source here shall see not only that it has been deleted but why. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 22:47, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Great work finding all those hoax articles. Keep it up! Reach Out to the Truth 15:25, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Victor EscobarEdit

FYI: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Victor Escobar. Thanks again, and best wishes for the New Year! JohnCD (talk) 21:24, 1 January 2015 (UTC)


Escobar gone, Namoff going, now I am looking at Ebenezer Crummett. I don't have access to the first two books on the reference list, but there are on-line "look within" searches for both, neither of which find Crummett. A university library near me has the complete papers of Alexander Hamilton in 27 volumes, indexed. A look at the index should settle the question, but it is in the library store, not on the shelves, so I shall have to see if I can get access to it. Keep up the supply of candidates, this is a refreshing change from the speedy-deletion queue! JohnCD (talk) 23:00, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

A kind librarian descended into the depths and brought me up the index volume to Hamilton's papers. No Crummett, so... Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ebenezer Crummett. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 20:00, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jar'Edo Wens. Good work, thanks. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 09:22, 3 March 2015 (UTC)