Thank you @celesticomper .
I have tried but have failed because requests by me or my staff sound self serving. Wikipedia is a community site. They (rightfully) don’t care about me but do care very much about all of you.
I don’t care much about the deletion of my personal page except that the fact it was removed has been quoted by (e.g. naval officers after the US Navy collisions, anti jones act concerns, etc) people to use against me.
But gCaptain’s the blacklist is concerning. First it costs us money. Less money means a reduced ability to hire journalists to research articles. Why less money? Well, the sales team of less respected competitors frequently mention the ban to potential advertisers. And we attract mist new readers via google search and the wiki blacklist is a major negative mark in google’s algorithms.
But those are just minor points. The major point is the maritime industry articles on Wikipedia still need work. When editors find information here they like to share they can not because it is flagged as spam… often they just delete the citation and post anyway without giving credit… this means that wikipedia readers can not return to the original articles to find more information or join in a discussion.
Basically it’s just bad juju and I can’t fix the problem because I’m partially to blame. In the early days of wikipedia (over a decade ago) I edited and created a number of the merchant marine articles but I never logged in to do so… so I never built reputation up. Later in the life of Wikipedia they started asking for citations so I liked back to gCaptain… which turned out to be illegal.
So, no I can’t get it restored… the only way forward is for the community to request that it be reviewed.