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Your GA nomination of 2017 Catalan general strikeEdit

The article 2017 Catalan general strike you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:2017 Catalan general strike 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 Kingsif -- Kingsif (talk) 18:01, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - computer-aided tagging designsEdit

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Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you today for Donkey Kong 64, a "1999 video game marked the decline of the adventure platform genre. "As ... Super Mario 64 breathed life into the 3D platforming genre", Electronic Gaming Monthly wrote, "Donkey Kong 64 sucked it all out". But you couldn't infer that from the lionizing 1999 press. Interesting enough, today's game journalists remember the game's 1999 reception as "mixed" even as Metacritic called it "universal acclaim". Reading the original reviews, almost all mentioned the nagging backtracking for collectibles, but only one reviewer (GameFan) went so far as to call it (as retrospective reviewers do) a deal breaker: "a big bloated project with not enough brilliant moments to justify the numbness ... [of] sitting through the whole thing". Indeed, as much as GameFan was an outlier among the 1999 hype men, it had its finger on the game's legacy. The game is not a "recommended" title in the overall Donkey Kong series, but as the console's top seller in the 1999 holiday season and with over two million copies shipped, the game is famous despite how it was sold."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:53, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Jet Black StareEdit

Could you undelete Jet Black Stare? I found non-trivial third party sources such as this and this, along with a chart entry on a major Billboard chart which was not acknowledged in the AFD. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 20:13, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi @TenPoundHammer, I've restored to draftspace. The sources are very similar to what was discussed at AfD so without the presence of multiple in-depth articles, I'd invite the AfD participants to take a look before mainspacing it. czar 12:15, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
I found another significant article on them in Radio & Records magazine, which I have added to the draft. I would say there's just enough now between that, the Allmusic bio, and the Deseret News article. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 02:25, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

tense for reception/criticismEdit

I'm trying to figure out what tense to use when writing about the reception of a book or play. On most pages, it's done in the past tense. But quotes of reviews that use the present tense seem to stay in present tense. Would they ideally be changed to match other past tense? FA The Time Traveler's Wife uses both present and past. I'm currently inconsistent in my tenses on Melissa Leilani Larson. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 20:55, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

@Rachel Helps (BYU), hi! MoS recommends the present (or "historical/continuous present"). The plot section of The Time Traveler's Wife appears to be almost all in the present, yes? (If there's a part that is not, I can take a look.) So while "The Edible Complex was written for elementary school students", "The play addresses eating disorders" because it continues to exist, perhaps even after the last copy is destroyed. Or a reviewer described/characterized the play as X because the review happened in the past, but when they describe something about the play, the play's contents exist in the present. That's my understanding, at least. By the way, interesting to hear about Larson's Tagore adaptation (The Post Office), which reminded me that I've been long curious to read more about Janusz Korczak's adaptation of the same. czar 22:26, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
I read about The Post Office being used to prepare children for death in concentration camps. Ideally no child would have to die under such circumstances, but it warms my heart to know Korczak stood by the orphans in his care until the bitter end.
I think I understand to use present when talking about the play, and past to refer to statements by critics. For statements from critics about the work, the statement is in the past but the description of the work is in the present. I'm not sure about using the present tense in this sentence: "Fellow Utah playwright Mahonri Stewart wrote that while Larson beautifully emphasizes the humanity of Catholic saints, the chorus of historians is "redundant."" Maybe it should be "emphasized" and "was redundant," to reflect that Larson's writing of the play was in the past? (On The Time Traveller's Wife page: "Despite appreciating the novel's premise, Amidon complained that the implications of Henry's time-traveling were poorly thought out" --in the past since it refers to the author's writing process, which already happened?) Thanks for your help. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 19:29, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU), hm, that's tricky. I don't know if there's a correct answer! My vote would be for "emphasized/was redundant" because what Larson-as-writer wrote in the past (unless it's Larson-as-metonym-for-the-work, which then makes sense to keep in the present). And then the second part ("was redundant") would just be for continuity with the first part. Alternatively, could recast the sentence to avoid the ambiguity.
I like past tense for the second example because it refers to the author's actions (in the historical past) rather than a historical present, in-universe aspect of the work. Open to pushback—I don't think it's cut-and-dried! czar 02:30, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I think I like the past tense better too. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 20:26, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Donkey Kong 64 scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that Donkey Kong 64 has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 22 November 2019. 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/November 22, 2019. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 15:26, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Czar, "holiday season" is a phrase that not everyone understands. Was the game Nintendo's top seller for all of 1999, or last quarter of 1999, or similar? - Dank (push to talk) 03:59, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
  Talk:Donkey Kong 64#Holiday season czar 02:21, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

RestoreEdit

  1. Hey Czar! It's been long, I hope you are well. Can you please take a look on the histories of these (1, 2, and 3), and there is deleted history of my work in one of these? Will you be able to restore those and do the histmerge into the current article?
  2. And please move Draft:Clifford the Big Red Dog (film) to Clifford the Big Red Dog (2020 film).
  3. Also restore the deleted history of Draft:Red Notice (film).
  4. Another editing history lost, please restore it. Find it in 1 otherwise in 2, and do the histmerge with the current article.
  5. Also these, restore history of Draft:Nimona (film), Draft:Fast & Furious 10, Draft:Micronauts (film), Draft:Dungeons & Dragons (2021 film), and Draft:Wicked (upcoming film).

Actually I have been busy in several works for some time and have been away from Wikipedia for a while and mine editing has been removed. Please don't mind. Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 09:48, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Any update yet? --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 09:19, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
    Hi, I think you saw that I'm working through them. Some are done, others were done by someone else, and the rest are complicated. Let me take a look. czar 23:09, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
    @Captain Assassin!, is User talk:Motizun another account of yours? czar 01:56, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
    No, I don't know about that. I have only one other account Rafhan Shaukat. This User talk:Motizun might want to something on me. And why would I have another account when I am always using this account and whatever I want to do I can do that from this account? I am seeing this user first time and I thinks he wants to put blame on me for all of his disrupt editing. You know, I have always contacted you if I need help in anything. And think, even if I was that user, why would I put my original account in risk by telling everyone that "I'm actually Captain Assassin!. I moved here a while ago, and I don't know why I am associated with this guy"? Everyone knows my writing style. And did you check, Motizun was a sockpuppet of User talk:Winterysteppe. I don't know why people create so much account on a single website. I created user:Rafhan Shaukat in start of my editing on Wikipedia, but I have never use that for years. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 11:58, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
    Yes, I have seen that some are done. Only these are left for restoring history, The Invisible Man (2020 film), Mortal Kombat (2021 film), and Draft:Red Notice (film). Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 12:11, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
    Sounds good re: Motizun—I figured but just wanted to ask (and let you know about the claim) either way. TIM had nothing significant to restore ("upcoming film" draft had a single sentence). MK doesn't have anything of yours to restore (just Motizun's deleted edits on the draft). RN was complicated but done now! @Captain Assassin! czar 14:56, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
    Hey czar! Thanks, but left me show you where to check my editing histories for TIM and MK, I edited on both of these for at-least 5-6 months. I think it lost during the moving of drafts into new titles. But let me show you a clue. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 16:14, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Terry Maston AfDEdit

I am here to ask you to reconsider your AfD closing of this afd. There is a clear non-consensus leaning toward keep. A WP:NOCONSENSUS should not be closed as a delete. Editors spend a lot of time researching and participating. Lightburst (talk) 17:30, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

@Lightburst, thanks for your note. As I remarked in the closure, my assessment is that the "delete" rationale carried the consensus. I think a "no consensus" closure would be incorrect here, as it would only be based on counting !votes when AfD consensus is not based on counts. czar 17:42, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the reply. I of course disagree. I will ask for a deletion review. Lightburst (talk) 18:14, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Terry Maston. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Lightburst (talk) 18:47, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

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Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks!Edit

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Social democracy's IPEdit

Hi, could you please help with the IP? I explained you more about it here. The IP clearly evaded the block, so why was nothing done about it? I wish something would have been done in my case too, so I would have been told that I could still use my talk page and to make my appeal there, but that didn't happened and I thought it was fine and that I would notify my IPs and everything; well, you know the story. Now this happened. I suspect that's the IP (the IP block also included the account creation block; and if that's really the IP, it violated that one too). The IP stopped editing or replying me and now suddenly there's this user, created seemingly on 23 November 2019, who supported the IP's edits. I'm afraid it's a sockpuppet of the IP, who isn't showing any good faith anymore, despite me explaining it to self-revert and notify the block evasion (why didn't anyone replied me here yet?--Davide King (talk) 08:49, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

This is further proof Symes2017 is the blocked IP as the IP told me about "nominat[ing] this article for a peer review" here.--Davide King (talk) 12:09, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Davide King, I left replies on Talk:Social democracy, your talk page, and Symes2017's talk page. I'll watch the latter for replies. This is a new user so please take care not to barrage them with diffs and policies. The intent should be to welcome them into editing and (as you definitely know) our rules can be a bit arcane to newcomers, so it's on us to help. I'm giving Symes2017 a chance to explain their edits and work this out, but if that fails, yes, this can go to WP:SPI (escalation as a last resort). czar 18:33, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
I have just seen and I thank you for it. Thank you also for reminding me that, but I believe there's more than enough evidence to be suspect and at least bring a sockpuppet case. A newly created account reverting my edit and agreeing with the IP, then proposing the article for peer review just like the IP told me and even edit same pages such as Social democracy and Gary Null.--Davide King (talk) 18:41, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

editTokenEdit

Hello Czar,

Your script User:Czar/delsort+findvgsources.js is no longer functional because it attempts to get an editToken from mw.user.tokens. The script should instead get a csrfToken. editTokens were removed from mw.user.tokens on October 3, 2019 at Phabricator during this edit as they were redundant to csrfTokens.BrandonXLF (talk) 00:06, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Aardwolf deletionEdit

Hello just asking for you to consider withdrawing your deletion request for my article. Since you flagged it I added nine new sources, all of which I believe are more reliable than what was there previously. The notability of the game has also greatly been expanded upon. As the article stands now there is no reason for it to be deleted. Thank you. Bluedude588 (talk) 19:22, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Hello. Question about relevancy and notability on articles. There are a near infinite amount of articles on Wikipedia that are stubs with no notability. Moti Island and Tychów Nowy are two good examples. They both have one source each and are completely irrelevant. What makes them okay and my Aardwolf article not? Or are they not okay and we should flag them for deletion? I'd say there is about a 50% chance that hitting the random article button will bring up an article that is much worse than mine. I'm trying to learn about the logic beyond Wikipedia, and it still just doesn't make sense. It sorta feels like its an elite club where the established members just sorta get to enforce the rules when they decide to. Hopefully you can help clear it up. Thanks! Bluedude588 (talk) 04:18, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

Hiya @Bluedude588, looks like you got an answer at the Teahouse so I'll just add that yes, Wikipedia's coverage is uneven, as any volunteer project that sets out to write an encyclopedia must be. In general, when you see other articles with poor sourcing, the best course of action is first to improve the sourcing (or try) and if that fails, try any alternative to deletion, keeping outright deletion as a last resort. In the case of this discussion, I linked to the prior discussions about sourcing and all of the relevant policy explanations. As for feeling that enforcement is arbitrary, I can appreciate how it might feel that way, given how much work there is to be done, but I think you'll come to find through editing that there is a reasonable, consensus-based reason for why everything on Wikipedia is the way that it is, one article at a time. In this case, we can't do justice to this MUD if all that we can definitively say is a few sentences based on fractions of articles. An encyclopedia is a tertiary source—it summarizes secondary sources. What needs to be written about Aardwolf isn't an encyclopedia article but really any reputable and independent press article at all. czar 17:25, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply! I've been reading through Wikipedia's policies on notability and such, and I think I understand it better now. Appreciate it. Bluedude588 (talk) 18:17, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

"AutoMod" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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This Month in Education: November 2019Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – December 2019Edit

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

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Merc (MUD)Edit

I've redirect Merc (MUD), an article you prodded, to AVATAR (MUD) because the former played a significant part in the latter's development. If you object (given the PROD rationale) you can send it to WP:RFD. ミラP 16:52, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Not sure if I object but I don't think it's a great fit. czar 17:53, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/1918 Wisła Kraków seasonEdit

There were 3 other articles bundled which you appear to have forgotten to delete... GiantSnowman 12:24, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

@GiantSnowman, apologies. I think it was a script error but either way, I missed it. Appears to be resolved now. Thanks czar 18:58, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! GiantSnowman 07:52, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

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Chas. Caltrop and ThatjakeladEdit

I redirect you here, here and here. Both users seems to be pushing a Marxist–Leninist POV and have been engaged in disrupting beahvior; in the case of Chas. Caltrop, edit warring and using misleading, if not outright fasle, edit summaries; or after being reverted, enganging in edit war by reverting to its favorite version and accusing the other of engaging in edit war or falsely making claims about "harrasment"; or edited/deleted other users' comments/warning about their disrupting beahvior, not learning from it and instead continuining to do the same. Others have lamented about this and you can see in the links. It's getting really frustrating.--Davide King (talk) 17:12, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

  • @Davide King, I left a warning on Chas's talk page about editing the content of others' comments. For the content stuff, follow WP:BRD and take edits to talk page for consensus if challenged. For addressing habitual behavior, dispassionately show the editor their diffs and request a course of action. If ignored, take those diffs to WP:ANI, but be warned that escalation can have unpredictable results. (I'd personally recommend that you avoid ANI whenever possible, especially given your recent reinstatement.) I could leave another note re: misleading edit summaries, but this appears to have been discussed previously on that editor's talk page. Have you reached out to the editors mentioned on Chas's talk page who have brought this conduct to ANI in years past? Might want to start there, briefly sharing diffs with them that show the editor's tendentious editing persisting after warnings. I don't frequent ANI so regulars will be more helpful in structuring a case. Otherwise, I'd focus on content editing (perhaps on other articles) and let others attend to editor behavior while you still get your bearings. I see how those edits are frustrating but extract yourself before letting them get under your skin. czar 11:42, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • @Davide King: I think that we need RfC on user Chas. Caltrop's actions in the article Leninism, etc.
The situation is complicated by the fact that Chas. Caltrop’s wrong position was supported by the user MarnetteD (see her talk page).
Yours sincerely, Гармонический Мир (talk) 23:38, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Czar talk contribs moved page America (Maurizio Cattelan) to America (Cattelan) ‎(Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Visual_arts#Article_titles)Edit

How do you think the policy justifies this move? As the author of most of it (with consensus obtained), I would have thought it suggests the former title was better, especially given how completely unhelpful the work's title is, & how little known Cattelan is. Johnbod (talk) 17:57, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

If the guideline says anything about preferring the artist's full name instead of the surname as the disambiguator, I don't see it. In terms of useful titles, unless it's going to be renamed something descriptive, its two most common search terms are in the title and I personally don't think adding the artist's first name makes it any more discoverable or understandable. czar 04:53, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

100,000 editsEdit

  100,000 Edit Star
Six digits! I saw a comment of yours on a talk page and noticed that you just crossed the 100,000 edit milestone. Thank you for all of your contributions to Wikipedia! — Newslinger talk 19:05, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm adding my congrats to you on your 100,000th edit Czar! You are now entitled to place the 100,000 Edit Star that Newslinger posted on your bling page! or you could choose to display the {{User 100,000 edits}} user box. Or both! Many thanks for all your work at the 'pedia! Cheers, — MarnetteD|Talk 19:44, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Dec 18: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

December 18, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

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78.99.168.120 (Symes2017?)Edit

Hi, could you please tell me your thoughts about 78.99.168.120's edits? I could be wrong and I wish I am, but I'm afraid that it's Symes2017 again. Its editing pattern seems similar, but my main issue is that the IP literally reverted Social democracy to its favorite version (including all of Symes2017's favorite title sections, despite the fact a third opinion by PrimalBlueWolf which seemed to support my arguments and version which already included many of Symes2017 edits that I have been more than accomodating to add when they really did improve the article anyway, so it's not like I only kept mines). I'm reverting that, but it's frustrating. If it's really Symes2017, and I wouldn't be surprised since its history of sockpuppeting, I even already told here not to use any IPs so it's not like it wasn't warned again this time. Again, I hope I'm wrong, but let me know if a check may be helpful.--Davide King (talk) 08:44, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

I just saw now that it was also already noted on 16 December 2019, so I'm not the only one who noticed that pattern.--Davide King (talk) 08:46, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

@Davide King, yep, now that that sockpuppet investigation (SPI) is open, if you have behavioral evidence that an editor is creating multiple accounts, that would be the place to take it so the case history stays in one place. (Just keep it brief and let the diffs do the talking.) czar 15:08, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

RevertEdit

Hey Czar! Please revert the deleted history of Draft:Scarface (upcoming film). Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 21:12, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!, ✓ refunded czar 21:15, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks man. And are there any chances for me to get admin rights, should I apply or not? (Just need opinion) --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 21:19, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Also need revert for the Draft:Uncharted (film). --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 21:25, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
@Captain Assassin!, ✓ refunded There are lots of questions within the admin question, e.g., what you would be using it for and whether you have done anything untrustworthy in the eyes of the community. Normally the admin tools accompany a desire to work on a specific admin queue. Matters less what I think—I don't participate in RfA or the behavioral side of WP so my analysis of your editing history would be anemic at best. But Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Optional RfA candidate poll is filled with editors who would be happy to give feedback. Read through the materials on WP:RFA and see what you think? czar 22:34, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
I should add that ORFA is definitely going to mention your recent break. They like seeing consistent activity. I personally don't think that's a worthwhile indicator, but yeah I stay away from this part of the project. czar 22:42, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Yeah I understand and I already knew that admin-ship requires past activity and consistency, which I lack in the near past. I was just curious man. Honestly I like the way I am doing all the contributions. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 22:51, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Charm City KingsEdit

Hi Czar--could you do a histmerge of Charm City Kings and Twelve (upcoming film), which appear to be the same project? Thanks! NathanielTheBold (talk) 16:41, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

@NathanielTheBold, ✓ done! czar 02:29, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

CheersEdit

  Damon Runyon's short story "Dancing Dan's Christmas" is a fun read if you have the time. Right from the start it extols the virtues of the hot Tom and Jerry

This hot Tom and Jerry is an old-time drink that is once used by one and all in this country to celebrate Christmas with, and in fact it is once so popular that many people think Christmas is invented only to furnish an excuse for hot Tom and Jerry, although of course this is by no means true.

No matter what concoction is your favorite to imbibe during this festive season I would like to toast you with it and to thank you for all your work here at the 'pedia this past year. Best wishes for your 2020 as well C. MarnetteD|Talk 04:12, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Pine MicrosystemsEdit

 

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WikiProject interviewsEdit

Suggesting WikiProject Equine, WikiProject Rodeo, WikiProject Horse racing frequent contributors Dawnleelynn and Montanabw. It might be framed as a followup to this 2012 WikiProject report. ☆ Bri (talk) 23:30, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas/Happy HolidaysEdit

  Merry Christmas, Czar!
Or Season's Greetings or Happy Winter Solstice! As the year winds to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize your hard work and offer heartfelt gratitude for all you do for Wikipedia. And for all the help you've thrown my way over the years. May this Holiday Season bring you nothing but joy, health and prosperity.CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 22:04, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
 

Nomination for deletion of Template:Mr. RobotEdit

 Template:Mr. Robot has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. -- /Alex/21 02:03, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Good luckEdit

CheersEdit

  Merry Christmas Czar

Hi Czar, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very happy and prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your contributions to Wikipedia this past year,
Onel5969 TT me 12:07, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:2020 in artEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:2020 in art 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! 17:37, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Restoring citation infoEdit

Apologies for reverting the cite info on Media bias against Bernie Sanders. Is there an easy way to restore the citation info? I'm not familiar with mass-editing citations. Does each cite have to be restore manually? Snooganssnoogans (talk) 22:21, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

@Snooganssnoogans, the archive URLs were by script so that's easy (if it's even necessary—at least we know they're archived in some form now). The unifying of citations was manual and I had also made some edits re: the NYT public editor so I'll have to take a look later if you have no easy way of restoring that section, i.e., I'm not sure what other objectionable changes were happening in those paragraphs. czar 22:26, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
Just to explain: An older stable version of the article was restored per agreement most editors on the page, but in doing so, your constructive cite edits were lost. Snooganssnoogans (talk) 22:28, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Czar!Edit

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Happy New Year!Edit

Happy New Year!
Czar,
Have a great 2020 and thanks for your continued contributions to Wikipedia.


   – 2020 is a leap yearnews article.
   – Background color is Classic Blue (#0F4C81), Pantone's 2020 Color of the year

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year 2020}} to user talk pages.

Utopes (talk) 09:11, 1 January 2020 (UTC)


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)

"Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2. Since you had some involvement with the Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Steel1943 (talk) 06:17, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2020Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous


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January 2020Edit

  You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Mr. Robot finale; that means that you are repeatedly changing content back to how you think it should be, when you have seen that other editors disagree. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus, rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Points to note:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made;
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes and work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing. -- /Alex/21 07:01, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Congrats my friend!Edit

history of anarchism made it as a GA! Thanks for your valuable contribution, insightful comments both at the article and at talk page. I am a little excited as this is the first article I 've contributed significantly that is awarded with a GA! Cinadon36 21:39, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

Need advice re: getting free use permission for an imageEdit

Sorry to bother you Czar, but someone suggested you'd be the person to reach out to regarding commons matters. The page Bowsette currently has two non-free images, and the second one I'm fairly certain could be fine for Commons if I could get permission from the artist. Their account is active on twitter still but they only speak Japanese. Is there a 'canned' message I could send them publicly requesting permission? And would it be viable for Commons despite being a derivative of Nintendo imagery in this case regardless?--Kung Fu Man (talk) 22:40, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

@Kung Fu Man, hiya! re: canned messages, the usual email templates appear to not be translated to Japanese (Wikipedia:Declaration of consent for all enquiries (Q19427945) and Wikipedia:Example requests for permission (Q10782491)) but you might be able to request canned text from the Japanese speakers page at Commons (commons:Commons:井戸端). Theoretically, if you can secure permissions, the image appears sufficiently original as a fan interpretation, but in my experience, I've seen low success rates from cold calls on Twitter. czar 05:20, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: December 2019Edit





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On certain domainsEdit

Certain domains like the aforementioned could use more editors with a good grasp on Wikipedia-wide policy and guideline. Don't get down about issues like that one. --Izno (talk) 18:45, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Jan 22: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

January 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

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We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:07, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Angolan pavilionEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Angolan pavilion you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   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 MPJ-DK -- MPJ-DK (talk) 14:41, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Pocket-Run PoolEdit

 

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You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Pocket-Run Pool requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be an unambiguous copyright infringement. This page appears to be a direct copy from https://apps.apple.com/ro/app/pocket-run-pool/id949982914. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images taken from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites or other printed material as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

If the external website or image belongs to you, and you want to allow Wikipedia to use the text or image — which means allowing other people to use it for any reason — then you must verify that externally by one of the processes explained at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. The same holds if you are not the owner but have their permission. If you are not the owner and do not have permission, see Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for how you may obtain it. You might want to look at Wikipedia's copyright policy for more details, or ask a question here.

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. Lapablo (talk) 09:42, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of BritsoftEdit

 

The article Britsoft has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable neologism, unreferenced, wiktionary content, not encyclopedic.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:57, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Saturday Jan 25: Met 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

Jan 25, 12:30pm: Met 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for the Met 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side.

Together, we'll expand Wikipedia articles on American history and art, and the understanding that all communities bring to American culture, as reflected in the Met collection up until ca. 1900.

With refreshments, and there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)
Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm, and some wiki-visitors may wish to take this opportunity to see exhibits together after the formal event.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends, colleagues and students! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:00, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

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POV tag on Right-libertarianism pageEdit

The POV tag on the Right-libertarianism page has been repeatedly prematurely removed by one editor. I would reinsert it again, but I don't want to risk being engaged in an edit war. If you feel that the dispute has not yet been resolved, would you be willing to reinsert the tag? It would alert readers to the POV debate, and provide a needed impetus to resolve it. JLMadrigal @ 16:15, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. Responded on the talk page:   Talk:Right-libertarianism#POV title notice template czar 18:51, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 37Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 37, November – December 2019

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On behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:09, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2020Edit

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.

  Miscellaneous



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This Month in Education: January 2020Edit

This Month in Education

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DYK for History of anarchismEdit

 On 11 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article History of anarchism, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1939 defeat of Republican Spain in the Spanish Civil War marked the end of the "classical era" of the history of anarchism? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/History of anarchism. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, History of anarchism), 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) 00:02, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Feb 19: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

February 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:00, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

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review source check scriptEdit

Apparently the sidebar version of User:Lingzhi2/reviewsourcecheck has been broken for a long while. It should be fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience. ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 01:16, 23 February 2020 (UTC)