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Twinkle is (mis)directing speedy deletion notices to content experts[edit]

If you are a content expert and you received a speedy deletion notification on your talk page (like this one) for an article you didn't create, and you have no idea why, it might have to do with an issue currently being discussed. In short, this can happen when an article created by one of your students in their sandbox, is moved to mainspace by you, and later nominated for speedy deletion by a Twinkle user. TWinkle considers this as *you* creating the article, even if the student added every word of the content. You're invited to follow the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Twinkle#Mistargeted CSD notice, and your feedback at that discussion is encouraged. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 23:36, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Feedback requested regarding use of PRIMARY sources in non-fiction synopses[edit]

Your feedback would be welcome at Talk:Pedagogy of the Oppressed regarding the addition of a synopsis of a non-fiction academic work to an article using WP:PRIMARY primary sources exclusively. See also the related policy-page discussion at WT:No original research. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 01:27, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Assignments About Doug Foley[edit]

I have just reviewed two submissions that appear to be notes about a project or projects involving Doug Foley, who appears to have been an American anthropologist who did field research in the United States. The students are User:Waffles2030 and User:Walkinonsunshine1234. They were submitted via Articles for Creation for review, but are not really article drafts. There isn't a real problem, but it would be useful to know who the instructor is and whether the instructor has coordinated appropriately. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:25, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

@Robert McClenon: I can't find enough in their edit history to connect them with any classes, but I left each of them a note asking their instructor to get in touch with us. Hopefully that will work. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:06, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Online Ambassador application: Razybella[edit]

Good-faith but pointless application for non-existent position.
Not done. @Razybella: you clearly didn't read the directions or edit notice. — xaosflux Talk 23:45, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Razybella (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?

Razybella (talk) 06:58, 1 May 2020 (UTC)


(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Collapsed to save vertical space. Arguably WP:NOTFORUM, but if not, this just doesn't belong here. Mathglot (talk) 07:39, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

New pages curation tool sends messages to content experts instead of to student editor[edit]

The page curation process is currently sending messages to content experts, instead of to the student editor who created an article in their sandbox and moved it live. For an explanation and discussion, please see WT:NPP/R#Sending curation messages to the right student editor. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 20:56, 20 May 2020 (UTC)