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Administrators' newsletter – December 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2019).

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  • The global consultation on partial and temporary office actions that ended in October received a closing statement from staff concluding, among other things, that the WMF will no longer use partial or temporary Office Action bans... until and unless community consensus that they are of value or Board directive.

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Revertion[edit]

I wanted to let you know, that I appreciate your advice, so I decided just post the amountbof placements Miss Montana Teen USA has, I've done that with the other states. Thank you! GaryPeace31 (talk) 03:22, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

I'm really sorry, I mistook your edit for vandalism for some reason. I've undone myself now. L293D ( • ) 03:39, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

German torpedo boat Albatros scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the German torpedo boat Albatros article has been scheduled as today's featured article for January 2, 2020. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 2, 2020, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

We suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:31, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Category:Hypotheses ending in -centrism has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Hypotheses ending in -centrism, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Le Deluge (talk) 10:11, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter December 2019[edit]

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Reviewer of the Year
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This year's Reviewer of the Year is Rosguill. Having gotten the reviewer PERM in August 2018, they have been a regular reviewer of articles and redirects, been an active participant in the NPP community, and has been the driving force for the emerging NPP Source Guide that will help reviewers better evaluate sourcing and notability in many countries for which it has historically been difficult.

Special commendation again goes to Onel5969 who ends the year as one of our most prolific reviewers for the second consecutive year. Thanks also to Boleyn and JTtheOG who have been in the top 5 for the last two years as well.

Several newer editors have done a lot of work with CAPTAIN MEDUSA and DannyS712 (who has also written bots which have patrolled thousands of redirects) being new reviewers since this time last year.

Thanks to them and to everyone reading this who has participated in New Page Patrol this year.

Top 10 Reviewers over the last 365 days
Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 Rosguill (talk) 47,395 Patrol Page Curation
2 Onel5969 (talk) 41,883 Patrol Page Curation
3 JTtheOG (talk) 11,493 Patrol Page Curation
4 Arthistorian1977 (talk) 5,562 Patrol Page Curation
5 DannyS712 (talk) 4,866 Patrol Page Curation
6 CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk) 3,995 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 3,812 Patrol Page Curation
8 Boleyn (talk) 3,655 Patrol Page Curation
9 Ymblanter (talk) 3,553 Patrol Page Curation
10 Cwmhiraeth (talk) 3,522 Patrol Page Curation

(The top 100 reviewers of the year can be found here)

Redirect autopatrol

A recent Request for Comment on creating a new redirect autopatrol pseduo-permission was closed early. New Page Reviewers are now able to nominate editors who have an established track record creating uncontroversial redirects. At the individual discretion of any administrator or after 24 hours and a consensus of at least 3 New Page Reviewers an editor may be added to a list of users whose redirects will be patrolled automatically by DannyS712 bot III.

Source Guide Discussion

Set to launch early in the new year is our first New Page Patrol Source Guide discussion. These discussions are designed to solicit input on sources in places and topic areas that might otherwise be harder for reviewers to evaluate. The hope is that this will allow us to improve the accuracy of our patrols for articles using these sources (and/or give us places to perform a WP:BEFORE prior to nominating for deletion). Please watch the New Page Patrol talk page for more information.

This month's refresher course

While New Page Reviewers are an experienced set of editors, we all benefit from an occasional review. This month consider refreshing yourself on Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features). Also consider how we can take the time for quality in this area. For instance, sources to verify human settlements, which are presumed notable, can often be found in seconds. This lets us avoid the (ugly) 'Needs more refs' tag.

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Merry Christmas![edit]

Hello, L293D! Thank you for your work to maintain and improve Wikipedia! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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L293D,
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Welcome to the 2020 WikiCup![edit]

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade and Happy New WikiCup! The competition begins today and all article creators, expanders and improvers are welcome to take part. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. We are relaxing the rule that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2020 will count; now to be eligible for points in the competition, you must have completed significant work on the content at some time! Any questions on the rules or on anything else connected to the Cup should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:43, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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Revert explanation request by Jim Soobuck on 04 Jan 2020[edit]

Killingworth, Connecticut (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

Hello, I'm L293D. An edit that you recently made to Killingworth, Connecticut seemed to be a test and has been removed. If you want more practice editing, please use the sandbox. If you think a mistake was made, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! L293D (☎ • ✎) 14:47, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

THIS IS LOCAL HISTORY RECENTLY DISCOVERED. HOW DID I MAKE AN ERROR POSTING THIS?Jim Soobuck (talk) 22:36, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Jim Soobuck (talk) 22:36, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

@Jim Soobuck: You're mistaken. You, or at least the account you are using right now, made exactly two edits to the page Killingworth, Connecticut. In both edits you made, you added the following text : <ref></ref><ref></ref>. The <ref> HTML tags code for reference start, and the </ref> tags code for reference end. Basically, these tags are so that you should put reference info between them, and a small number between square brackets will appear, like this: [1]. You did not add anything remotely close to recent local history, you added some useless wikitext. L293D ( • ) 03:15, 5 January 2020 (UTC)


Revert explanation request by Jim Soobuck on 05 Jan 2020


Killingworth, Connecticut (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

This is what I tried to post: →‎Washington Fredrick Willcox, U.S. Congressman (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893), born on North Chestnut Hill on August 22, 1834 < ref>http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Washington_F._Willcox</ref > Jim Soobuck (talk) 05:22, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

@Jim Soobuck:. I see what you were trying to do. I think you typed that text in the small box at the bottom of the edit page, which was intended for edit summaries. I have done the edit for you here. Apologies for the misunderstanding. Also, Wikipedia should not be cited as a source, see Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia. L293D ( • ) 18:50, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of HMS Sea Nymph (P223)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article HMS Sea Nymph (P223) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Zawed -- Zawed (talk) 01:01, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of HMS Sea Nymph (P223)[edit]

The article HMS Sea Nymph (P223) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:HMS Sea Nymph (P223) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Zawed -- Zawed (talk) 10:01, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Accepted draft enquiry[edit]

Hi L293D, could you please tell me why you accepted Tarlac Montessori School? Is this ready for mainspace? Two issue tags have been added to the article, the source in intro text looks like a directory listing but may be ok, the source for the History section does not work, the other two sources were added to the references section and it's not clear what is being referenced and seem unnecessary — the first is about a student at the school who was "chosen by the international Scout movement as its representative to the recent week-long 24th Asia-Pacific Jamboree..." and the second one is about the school organising "a team of eleven (11) duly-registered Scouts and two (2) duly-registered Outfit Advisors serving as SW Supporters and Advisers." I think this needs to go back to draftspace as it needs more work? Steven (Editor) (talk) 02:16, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Defending the notability of obscure articles I have no interest in isn't what I'm good at, but as an AfC reviewer, I understand that I can be called upon to explain why I accepted a draft. I felt the article was notable as a school because it was the only redlink out of 11 schools listed at {{Educational institutions in Tarlac}}. I agree that in its current form, the article is mediocre at best, so maybe the best thing to do is to send it back to draftspace for some hypothetical person to add reliable, independent, third-party sources that cover the subject in detail. L293D ( • ) 04:09, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Revert explanation request by Mylittlelie on 26 Jan 2020[edit]

Papercutz (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

I added a pic that I took... what's wrong with that?


Mylittlelie (talk) 04:00, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

@Mylittlelie: Sorry about that, this was an error on my part. I've reinstated your edit. L293D ( • ) 04:04, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hello, L293D,

I don't often check the edit filter log but I am tonight and noticing all of the great anti-vandalism work you are doing. Thank you so much! It's kind of endless, thankless work but it makes such a big difference to catch vandalism early, warn the new editors and block them if they persist. Thanks again! Liz Read! Talk! 01:39, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the kind words Liz! Much appreciated. L293D ( • ) 01:55, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Your email[edit]

Gidday, thanks for the email. In my opinion (and it is only my opinion, another editor may have a different point of view), I think having a section on the camp would be useful context. From the account of the escape, it seems as though the camp was a trifle easy to escape from and a brief explanation may help the reader understand why. Note that the location information could form part of the camp section so there is already some relevant material in the article. Cheers, Zawed (talk) 08:06, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks Zawed. I'm sorry this took so much time, but I'm finally done piecing together a prison camp section. Would you be willing to re-review? L293D ( • ) 02:47, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes, would be happy to. Cheers, Zawed (talk) 04:20, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Would you like me to start a new nom? L293D ( • ) 15:15, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Sure, ping me when done and I will go and claim it. Cheers, Zawed (talk) 06:13, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
Zawed: done. L293D ( • ) 12:53, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
Another editor has beaten me to it! Zawed (talk) 00:39, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that. You're still very welcome to contribute at the review page. L293D ( • ) 00:47, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
And already it has made GA. Well done! Zawed (talk) 21:23, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2020).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, partial blocks are now enabled on the English Wikipedia. This functionality allows administrators to block users from editing specific pages or namespaces rather than the entire site. A draft policy is being workshopped at Wikipedia:Partial blocks.
  • The request for comment seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure closed with wide-spread support for an alternative desysoping procedure based on community input. No proposed process received consensus.

Technical news

  • Twinkle now supports partial blocking. There is a small checkbox that toggles the "partial" status for both blocks and templating. There is currently one template: {{uw-pblock}}.
  • When trying to move a page, if the target title already exists then a warning message is shown. The warning message will now include a link to the target title. [1]

Arbitration

  • Following a recent arbitration case, the Arbitration Committee reminded administrators that checkuser and oversight blocks must not be reversed or modified without prior consultation with the checkuser or oversighter who placed the block, the respective functionary team, or the Arbitration Committee.

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:05, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank your for anti-vandalism work, especially tonight. -- LuK3 (Talk) 02:37, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for barnstar, LuK3! L293D ( • ) 12:43, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by L293D, on behalf of Legobot -- L293D (talk) 18:31, 12 February 2020 (UTC)


New Page Reviewer newsletter February 2020[edit]

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Hello L293D,

Source Guide Discussion

The first NPP source guide discussion is now underway. It covers a wide range of sources in Ghana with the goal of providing more guidance to reviewers about sources they might see when reviewing pages. Hopefully, new page reviewers will join others interested in reliable sources and those with expertise in these sources to make the discussion a success.

Redirects

New to NPP? Looking to try something a little different? Consider patrolling some redirects. Redirects are relatively easy to review, can be found easily through the New Pages Feed. You can find more information about how to patrol redirects at WP:RPATROL.

Discussions and Resources
Refresher

Geographic regions, areas and places generally do not need general notability guideline type sourcing. When evaluating whether an article meets this notability guideline please also consider whether it might actually be a form of WP:SPAM for a development project (e.g. PR for a large luxury residential development) and not actually covered by the guideline.

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Your GA nomination of Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt[edit]

The article Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by L293D, on behalf of Legobot -- L293D (talk) 16:18, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Revert explanation request by 3DS Alyssa on 25 Feb 2020[edit]

Dassault Systèmes (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)


3DS Alyssa (talk) 17:07, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

@3DS Alyssa: Sorry about that. My undoing (rollback) of your edit as vandalism was because of a misclick by me, using an anti-vandalism tool. I undid my revert within seconds. So, your edit was not vandalism; however, your edits were problematic because first, you obviously have a conflict of interest, second, what you wrote was either unsourced or sourced to self-published info, and third, it looks like you were hijacking the article, which is about Dassault Systèmes and turning it into an article about 3DS. Basically, just don't write about a company that you work for, because no matter how much you try, you will never be able to write in a neutral way about it. L293D ( • ) 04:19, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
@L293D: Thanks for the answer. What are our options to get the page updated? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 3DS Alyssa (talkcontribs)
The best answer is: spend hundreds of hours learning how Wikipedia works by writing about other stuff, or fighting vandalism. The not-so-good answer is: at least read a bit of Wikipedia:Neutral point of view and Wikipedia:Reliable sources, and then do your best to present facts in, what you could call the most "boring" way possible, and cite these facts with reliable sources, not self-published ones. Don't use Allcaps, even if it what you are writing is spelled in allcaps, and finally, only add info that is truly relevant to the subject and would interest an average reader. L293D ( • ) 03:18, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

March Madness 2020[edit]

G'day all, March Madness 2020 is about to get underway, and there is bling aplenty for those who want to get stuck into the backlog by way of tagging, assessing, updating, adding or improving resources and creating articles. If you haven't already signed up to participate, why not? The more the merrier! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:19, 29 February 2020 (UTC) for the coord team

DYK for Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1941, two German POWs escaped from their British prison camp and stole a plane from an RAF base to try to reach the continent? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Heinz Schnabel and Harry Wappler escape attempt), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

--valereee (talk) 00:03, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

WikiCup 2020 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2, with 57 contestants qualifying. We have abolished the groups this year, so to qualify for Round 3 you will need to finish Round 2 among the top thirty-two contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  • New York (state) Epicgenius, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with a featured article, five good articles and an assortment of other submissions, specialising on buildings and locations in New York, for a total of 895 points.
  • England Gog the Mild came next with 464 points, from a featured article, two good articles and a number of reviews, the main theme being naval warfare.
  • United States Raymie was in third place with 419 points, garnered from one good article and an impressive 34 DYKs on radio and TV stations in the United States.
  • Somerset Harrias came next at 414, with a featured article and three good articles, an English civil war battle specialist.
  • Pirate flag CaptainEek was in fifth place with 405 points, mostly garnered from bringing Cactus wren to featured article status.
  • The top ten contestants at the end of Round 1 all scored over 200 points; they also included United States L293D, Venezuela Kingsif, Antarctica Enwebb, England Lee Vilenski and Nepal CAPTAIN MEDUSA. Seven of the top ten contestants in Round 1 are new to the WikiCup.

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. In Round 1 there were four featured articles, one featured list and two featured pictures, as well as around two hundred DYKs and twenty-seven ITNs. Between them, contestants completed 127 good article reviews, nearly a hundred more than the 43 good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Contestants also claimed for 40 featured article / featured list reviews, and most even remembered to mention their WikiCup participation in their reviews (a requirement).

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Some contestants made claims before the new submissions pages were set up, and they will need to resubmit them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:47, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

WikiCup newsletter correction[edit]

There was an error in the WikiCup 2020 March newsletter; United States L293D should not have been included in the list of top ten scorers in Round 1 (they led the list last year), instead, United States Dunkleosteus77 should have been included, having garnered 334 points from five good articles on animals, living or extinct, and various reviews. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:30, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2020).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following an RfC, the blocking policy was changed to state that sysops must not undo or alter CheckUser or Oversight blocks, rather than should not.
  • A request for comment confirmed that sandboxes of established but inactive editors may not be blanked due solely to inactivity.

Technical news

  • Following a discussion, Twinkle's default CSD behavior will soon change, most likely this week. After the change, Twinkle will default to "tagging mode" if there is no CSD tag present, and default to "deletion mode" if there is a CSD tag present. You will be able to always default to "deletion mode" (the current behavior) using your Twinkle preferences.

Miscellaneous



Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:20, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Common Surnames of Chitraguptavanshi Kayasthas[edit]

Hi, Would like to have a discussion about this. Dinopce (talk) 15:30, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Dinopce Sorry about that, my bad. L293D ( • ) 16:09, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi,

I would like to add or edit a few things on the page of Chitraguptavanshi Kayasthas. I'm a Chitraguptavanshi Kayasth myself.

This article is not accurate.

Eg:In the common Surnames title at the bottom of this page,those 12 are the names of sub-castes of Chitraguptavanshi Kayasthas. They're not surnames per se. However,some of us keep the names of our sub-caste out of those 12 mentioned as surnames. Dinopce (talk) 16:18, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Dinopce Go ahead and be bold making those edits! That revert from me was an error. L293D ( • ) 16:21, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. Please let me know if any of my edits will not be in accordance with your policy. Dinopce (talk) 16:24, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

    • Sure, I will. L293D ( • ) 16:25, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi, there's some error in this page. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayastha

In the 2nd para,the link "Chitragupta kayasth" is redirecting me to the same page rather than redirecting me to the Chitraguptavanshi page.

Wanted to bring this to your notice. Dinopce (talk) 03:29, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Submarine Barnstar[edit]

Hello L293D, I've improved the quality of your barnstar, see File:Submarine Barnstar.png. Jerm (talk) 01:07, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, that's awesome! L293D ( • ) 01:18, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Regarding the complete policy of making any edits[edit]

Hi L293D,

Plz send me a vid or an article that will teach me the policy of editing the Wikipedia articles.

Plz correct me if I'm wrong but wikipedia doesn't just require quoted statements but also it should be meaningful and should not be degrading towards a particular community. As far as I know,it should be in a person's own words for quick understanding.

Also,how to report somebody if I'm suspicious towards his intention?

Thanks in advance Dinopce (talk) 14:31, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Unfortunately, there is no quick and simple guide to Wikipedia editing, but I can point you to some pages that will help. First, if you have 15 minutes, you can watch this YouTube video, that explains what Wikipedia is and how to use it. Wikipedia articles must adhere to the Neutral point of view rule and the verifiablilty rule. As for your last point, "how to report somebody", keep in mind that on Wikipedia, you should always Assume good faith on the part of other editors. If you really have a problem with someone, you can contact other uninvolved editors via a WikiProject talk page, or, as a last, resort, use a noticeboard known as ANI (Administrator's noticeboard). L293D ( • ) 02:50, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

"Chile spiced mango" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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"NCoV (SARS)" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect NCoV (SARS). Since you had some involvement with the NCoV (SARS) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 16:46, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Somali Sea[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:Somali Sea requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more 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 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. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. UnitedStatesian (talk) 01:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

In appreciation[edit]

Wiki medal.jpg The Featured Article Medal
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this award in recognition of your gracing Wikipedia with a second well written and well researched Featured Article. I hope that there will be many more to come. Gog the Mild (talk) 19:30, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Gog for this FA medal! I'll try! L293D ( • ) 21:18, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/French ironclad Hoche at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 19:10, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Imperial Triple Crown Jewels[edit]

I'm very pleased to present the Imperial Triple Crown Jewels to L293D, for work on "Did you know?" and the good and featured article processes! — Bilorv (talk) 23:51, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Congrats on the Imperial Triple Crown Jewels! You might be interested in a userbox I made, {{User crown|Imperial}}:

Imperialcrownjewels.jpgThis user has been awarded an Imperial Triple Crown.

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Bilorv (talk) 23:51, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Alert[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – April 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2020).

Guideline and policy news

  • There is an ongoing request for comment to streamline the source deprecation and blacklisting process.

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • The WMF has begun a pilot report of the pages most visited through various social media platforms to help with anti-vandalism and anti-disinformation efforts. The report is updated daily and will be available through the end of May.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:00, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Some stripes for you![edit]

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For scoring 35 points in the WikiProject Military history 2020 edit-a-thon March Madness, I am pleased to award you this token of appreciation from the Project. Thank you, and well done. Gog the Mild (talk) 10:59, 2 April 2020 (UTC)


Category created by AfC/R[edit]

When you created Category:Exceptional Lie algebras via WP:AFC/R, you forgot to populate it. I believe you did the same at Category:Somali Sea, which got nominated for C1 before it was populated. If you are using an automated tool, it should be reported to WP:VPT. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 09:48, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Also, you put it in Category:E8 (mathematics) instead of the reverse. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 09:48, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Most of the times, the user who opened the request will populate it himself. However, it is true that I should probably do it myself, since it's been several times that the category was left blank. As far as I know, the tool I use isn't built to populate the category automatically. L293D ( • ) 13:09, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Desktop improvements prototype[edit]

Hello, L293D!

Thanks for taking the time to participate in the user feedback round for our desktop improvements prototype. This feedback is super valuable to us and is currently being used to determine our next steps. We have published a report gathering the main takeaways from the feedback and highlighting the changes we’ll make based on this feedback. Please take a look and give us your thoughts on the talk page of the report. To learn more about the project overall and the other features we’re planning on building in the future, check out the main project page.

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 12:37, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Complaint against a local administrator[edit]

Can i file any complaint against a regional / local administrator? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashraful Islam Munna (talkcontribs)

@Ashraful Islam Munna: Yes, you can, but you probably shouldn't. Is this about an administrator on the English Wikipedia? If so, I recommend that you tell me about it first, and I'll tell you if it's worth a complaint. If this is about an administrator on another Wiki, tell me which Wiki it is, and I can give you better instructions. L293D ( • ) 15:55, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
L293D, this query was posted to your talk page not very long after I had responded to a similar query on my talk page from the same editor using a different account, where I asked for clarification as to whether it concerned an administrator on another wiki. Apparently Ashraful Islam Munna didn't like that, and decided to try someone else. Ashraful Islam Munna, please read WP:FORUMSHOP. If, as seems highly likely, you are referring to the administrator who blocked you on Bengali Wikipedia for sockpuppetry, then you need to follow the instructions which you have already been given to appeal for a review by another administrator there. If not, then you need to clarify what you are referring to. JBW (talk) 20:12, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Can you help me edit a page? I want to remove direct quotes under Trippie Redd's wikipedia page? Please let me know if it's doable. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bajablast99 (talkcontribs) 02:43, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

@Bajablast99: Usually, you can go the to top of the page an click "edit". Unfortunately, the page Trippie Redd is currently protected until November 2020 due to persistent violations of our biography of living persons policy and vandalism. So, you can either post your specific request right here, or post it on the talk page of the article. I can edit the page, and if your edit request makes sense, I can do it for you. L293D ( • ) 17:53, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

"Stay home, save life" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Stay home, save life. Since you had some involvement with the Stay home, save life redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. MarioGom (talk) 00:46, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

DYK for French ironclad Hoche[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 April 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article French ironclad Hoche, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the French ironclad Hoche (pictured) had such a large superstructure that she was nicknamed "le Grand Hôtel"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/French ironclad Hoche. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, French ironclad Hoche), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:01, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

1974 White House helicopter incident scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that 1974 White House helicopter incident has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 8 May 2020. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 8, 2020. Thanks! Ealdgyth (talk) 16:07, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the article, about a "strange incident in which a helicopter mechanic, Robert Preston, stole a helicopter and flew around Washington D.C., then back to Maryland, being pursued by police in helis and cars. He turned back towards D.C. and actually landed on the south lawn of the White House while under fire from the secret service."! - Thank you also for the comments right below. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:26, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

thank you for all the reviews[edit]

Cheers! Rama (talk) 12:27, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

You're welcome! But, I have to say, why aren't you autopatrolled? If you're going to create a ton of notable articles every day, please apply for this user right, that would save page reviewers time! L293D ( • ) 12:29, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Probably because I used to be an administrator, and losing these privileges removed APAT as well. Rama (talk) 12:44, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
That was a real shame. Just another case of ArbCom getting involved when it really should let the community deal with isolated incidents. Newyorkbrad and TonyBallioni's statements really summed up my opinion on that case. ArbCom was created to arbitrate, not to govern. L293D ( • ) 12:59, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
I have to say, ArbCom did a pretty decent job with the GiantSnowman case in early 2019, but their de-sysop of Kudpung was just sad. L293D ( • ) 13:08, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

WikiCup 2020 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2020 WikiCup has now finished. It was a high-scoring round and contestants needed 75 points to advance to round 3. There were some very impressive efforts in round 2, with the top ten contestants all scoring more than 500 points. A large number of the points came from the 12 featured articles and the 186 good articles achieved in total by contestants, and the 355 good article reviews they performed; the GAN backlog drive and the stay-at-home imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic may have been partially responsible for these impressive figures.

Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • New York (state) Epicgenius, with 2333 points from one featured article, forty-five good articles, fourteen DYKs and plenty of bonus points
  • England Gog the Mild, with 1784 points from three featured articles, eight good articles, a substantial number of featured article and good article reviews and lots of bonus points
  • Botswana The Rambling Man, with 1262 points from two featured articles, eight good articles and a hundred good article reviews
  • Somerset Harrias, with 1141 points from two featured articles, three featured lists, ten good articles, nine DYKs and a substantial number of featured article and good article reviews
  • England Lee Vilenski with 869 points, Gondor Hog Farm with 801, Venezuela Kingsif with 719, Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce with 710, United States Dunkleosteus77 with 608 and Mexico MX with 515.

The rules for featured article reviews have been adjusted; reviews may cover three aspects of the article, content, images and sources, and contestants may receive points for each of these three types of review. Please also remember the requirement to mention the WikiCup when undertaking an FAR for which you intend to claim points. Remember also that DYKs cannot be claimed until they have appeared on the main page. As we enter the third round, any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed now, and anything you forgot to claim in round 2 cannot! Remember too, 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.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth. - MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:44, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2020).

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Administrator changes

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readded Callanecc

Oversight changes

readded HJ Mitchell

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:19, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

RfC script[edit]

I just created redirect for Muhammad Ali Mirza and marked it as accepted/redirect created on RfC and later came to know that there is a script as well for RfCs. Can you help me about how can I install that script? I am more active on AfC than on RfC. Thanks - Aaqib Anjum Aafī (talk) 15:25, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

I assume you're talking about my AFC/R script? If you want to install it, paste mw.loader.load("//en.turkcewiki.org/w/index.php?title=User:L293D/AFCRHS.js\u0026action=raw\u0026ctype=text/javascript"); in your common.js user subpage. L293D ( • ) 17:12, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, this is what I was asking for. Thanks a lot. - Aaqib Anjum Aafī (talk) 17:27, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

"Covid" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Covid. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2020 May 19#Covid until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Sharper {talk} 13:43, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences alumni[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences alumni requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more 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 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. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 15:42, 21 May 2020 (UTC)