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Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 3Edit

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Hi @AE's talk page stalkers. In a few days, I intend to begin forking their scripts and take over maintaining them. I'd like to move the documentation pages, rather than rewriting my own, so if anyone has an objection to me moving them please let me know. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:06, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Please Come Back. :-)Edit

I am very sad to hear that you are leaving Wikipedia. We Miss you and hope that you will return. Best, --Thegooduser Life Begins With a Smile :) 🍁 00:48, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

I second that, you are a highly valuable asset to this project. Shellwood (talk) 19:27, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
I third that, your contributions have worked on making this online encyclopedia more than it is, somehow multiplying anti-vandal-ness, repeating what has bean done before...
--TheCookieClicker (talk) 20:06, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Fourth. DiscussionCloser gave birth to ANI haikus! Of course everybody needs a break but I hope it's only temporary. Looking forward to your return in the not-too-distant future! Levivich 00:48, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I am sad as well. Your user scripts, vandalism fighting, etc. was extremely useful, and you were a great person to talk with. Going on a WikiBreak is completely understandable, but I really hope that you come back eventually. Best, --SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 00:58, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Please come back Bro. Xain36 {talk} 09:40, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Sending my best wishes and thanks for your help, especially in the script department. Hope all is well. SITH (talk) 09:54, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  •  :( 💵Money💵emoji💵💸 16:21, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi AE, Take a short break and please comeback. You did good work in Wikipedia and we appreciate you. Send me an email if you need to vent or talk. Cheers. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 08:00, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Also hope you come back, you did many good things. (I still thank you for DiscussionCloser) SemiHypercube 13:41, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2019)Edit

 

Wanted posters in Japan, 2004

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Wikidata weekly summary #354Edit

Tech News: 2019-10Edit

16:38, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee announced two new OTRS queues. Both are meant solely for cases involving private information; other cases will continue to be handled at the appropriate venues (e.g., WP:COIN or WP:SPI).
    • paid-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private evidence related to abusive paid editing.
    • checkuser-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private requests for CheckUser. For instance, requests for IP block exemption for anonymous proxy editing should now be sent to this address instead of the functionaries-en list.

  Miscellaneous


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Sad to see you goEdit

I'm sorry that recent hardship has influenced you to leave Wikipedia. You were a good editor, and should you decide to return - your account will be active and you'll be able to resume where you left off as before. :-) I saw your request on my user talk page; I don't perform self-requested blocks unless there are concerns regarding the compromise of one's account, or if the request is regarding the indefinite block and revoking of email/talk page access of doppelgänger accounts. You don't deserve to be blocked, and hence your accounts will not be. I hope that when emotions pass and when you feel ready, that you return. Regardless of what you decide, I wish you well and I wish you good luck in your future endeavors. Until we meet again... ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:38, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 11, 2019)Edit

 

Zippers with common teeth variations: metal teeth (top), coil teeth and plastic teeth

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Please participate to the talk pages consultationEdit

Hello

Our team at the Wikimedia Foundation is working on a project to improve the ease-of-use and productivity of wiki talk pages. As a Teahouse host, I can imagine you’ve run into challenges explaining talk pages to first-time participants.

We want all contributors to be able to talk to each other on the wikis – to ask questions, to resolve differences, to organize projects and to make decisions. Communication is essential for the depth and quality of our content, and the health of our communities. We're currently leading a global consultation on how to improve talk pages, and we're looking for people that can report on their experiences using (or helping other people to use) wiki talk pages. We'd like to invite you to participate in the consultation, and invite new users to join too.

We thank you in advance for your participation and your help.

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Please participate to the talk pages consultation - link updateEdit

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Sorry for the inconvenience, Trizek (WMF), 08:48, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #355Edit

Tech News: 2019-11Edit

19:29, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The NeuroGenderings NetworkEdit

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NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Abelmoschus Esculentus,

News
Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
Reminders
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
NPP Tools Report
  • Superlinks – allows you to check an article's history, logs, talk page, NPP flowchart (on unpatrolled pages) and more without navigating away from the article itself.
  • copyvio-check – automatically checks the copyvio percentage of new pages in the background and displays this info with a link to the report in the 'info' panel of the Page curation toolbar.
  • The NPP flowchart now has clickable hyperlinks.

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Hi guys. Since Abelmoschus Esculentus left he was subscribed to several newsletters to his talkpage. However prior to his return, I propose to unsubscribe him from all newsletters, so his talk won't be filled with tons of newsletters, which may make it hard for people to navigate and for slow internet connections. What do you think? --Thegooduser Life Begins With a Smile :) 🍁 22:11, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2019)Edit

 

Many of the internal organs of the human body

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Please comment on Talk:1976 Tangshan earthquakeEdit

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Wikidata weekly summary #356Edit

Tech News: 2019-12Edit

19:43, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

March GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2018. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2019, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from all of the articles tagged in our original target months of June, July and August 2018, and by 24 January we ran out of articles. After adding September, we finished the month with 8 target articles remaining and 842 left in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 48 requests for copyedit in January. Of the 31 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 32 copyedits, including 15 requests. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 23:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 108 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 851 articles.

March Drive: The month-long March drive is now underway; the target months are October and November 2018. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

Election reminder: It may only be March but don't forget our mid-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

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This week's article for improvement (week 13, 2019)Edit

 

Lady Gaga playing a keytar, which is a type of keyboard instrument

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Wikidata weekly summary #357Edit

Tech News: 2019-13Edit

18:04, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Sino-Vietnamese conflicts, 1979–1991Edit

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 4Edit

The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2019)Edit

 

The interior of a gym in The Netherlands, around 1900

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Wikidata weekly summary #358Edit

Tech News: 2019-14Edit

16:28, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019Edit

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

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Two more administrator accounts were compromised. Evidence has shown that these attacks, like previous incidents, were due to reusing a password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. All admins are strongly encouraged to enable two-factor authentication, please consider doing so. Please always practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.
  • As a reminder, according to WP:NOQUORUM, administrators looking to close or relist an AfD should evaluate a nomination that has received few or no comments as if it were a proposed deletion (PROD) prior to determining whether it should be relisted.

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This week's article for improvement (week 15, 2019)Edit

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Story of the Negro

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Wikidata weekly summary #359Edit

Tech News: 2019-15Edit

18:24, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2019)Edit

 

Various dairy products: milk, feta cheese, yogurt and parmesan cheese (clockwise from upper-left)

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Wikidata weekly summary #360Edit

Tech News: 2019-16Edit

23:00, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-17Edit

19:08, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #361Edit

Hi!Edit

Hey, you're back, welcome again! :-) --Thegooduser Life Begins With a Smile :) 🍁 00:27, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: That was not him, look at his latest edit. That was his alt :)--BoothSift 05:12, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
Boothsift, Yes, I knew that, there was no talk page for his alt account, hence I left it here. :) Thegooduser Life Begins With a Smile :) 🍁 23:11, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2019)Edit

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Gunilla Persson

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Wikidata weekly summary #362Edit

Tech News: 2019-18Edit

22:27, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 5Edit

The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

Administrators' newsletter – May 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.

  Arbitration

  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.

  Miscellaneous


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This week's article for improvement (week 19, 2019)Edit

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Wikidata weekly summary #363Edit

Tech News: 2019-19Edit

16:27, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 20, 2019)Edit

 

Sashimi at a restaurant

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Wikidata weekly summary #364Edit

Tech News: 2019-20Edit

00:48, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Abelmoschus Esculentus,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

News
Discussions of interest

Six Month Queue Data: Today – 7242 Low – 2393 High – 7250


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This week's article for improvement (week 21, 2019)Edit

 

Ancient Greek letters painted on the body of an Attic black-figure cup

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Tech News: 2019-21Edit

13:03, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 33Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 33, March – April 2019

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

Read the full newsletter

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Wikidata weekly summary #365Edit

Orphaned non-free image File:The Sinking City logo.pngEdit

 

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LovelyGirl7Edit

Just added this account to the Jeffman/Lovelygirl SPI case. The writing style and article targets look strikingly similar to me. What do you think? OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:41, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 22, 2019)Edit

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Wikidata weekly summary #366Edit

Tech News: 2019-22Edit

15:33, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 May 2019Edit

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 6Edit

This week's article for improvement (week 23, 2019)Edit

 

The official logo of the latest HTML version, HTML5

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Wikidata weekly summary #367Edit

Tech News: 2019-23Edit

15:24, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  AndonicConsumed CrustaceanEnigmamanEuryalusEWS23HereToHelpNv8200paPeripitusStringTheory11Vejvančický

  CheckUser changes

  Ivanvector

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC seeks to clarify whether WP:OUTING should include information on just the English Wikipedia or any Wikimedia project.
  • An RfC on WT:RfA concluded that Requests for adminship and bureaucratship are discussions seeking to build consensus.
  • An RfC proposal to make the templates for discussion (TfD) process more like the requested moves (RM) process, i.e. "as a clearinghouse of template discussions", was closed as successful.

  Technical news

  • The CSD feature of Twinkle now allows admins to notify page creators of deletion if the page had not been tagged. The default behavior matches that of tagging notifications, and replaces the ability to open the user talk page upon deletion. You can customize which criteria receive notifications in your Twinkle preferences: look for Notify page creator when deleting under these criteria.
  • Twinkle's d-batch (batch delete) feature now supports deleting subpages (and related redirects and talk pages) of each page. The pages will be listed first but use with caution! The und-batch (batch undelete) option can now also restore talk pages.

  Miscellaneous


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This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2019)Edit

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Karla Faye Tucker

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Tech News: 2019-24Edit

17:06, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #368Edit

GOCE June newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.

Election time: Nomination of candidates in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 1 June, and voting will take place from 16 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

June Blitz: Our June blitz will soon be upon us; it will begin at 00:01 on 16 June (UTC) and will close at 23:59 on 22 June (UTC). The themes are "nature and the environment" and all requests.

March Drive: Thanks to everyone for their work in March's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from 182 of the articles tagged in our original target months October and November 2018, and the month finished with 64 target articles remaining from November and 811 in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 22 requests for copyedit in March; the month ended with 34 requests pending. Of the 32 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Blitz; the blitz ran from 14 to 20 April (UTC) inclusive and the themes were Sports and Entertainment. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 04:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 267 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 605 articles.

May Drive: During the May Backlog Elimination Drive, Guild copy-editors removed copyedit tags from 191 of the 192 articles tagged in our original target months of November and December 2018, and January 2019 was added on 22 May. We finished the month with 81 target articles remaining and a record low of 598 articles in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 24 requests for copyedit during the May drive, and the month ended with 35 requests pending. Of the 26 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

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MfD nomination of User:DannyS712/MMSEdit

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This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2019)Edit

 

Bookworm damage inside a book

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Wikidata weekly summary #369Edit

Tech News: 2019-25Edit

20:37, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2019)Edit

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Legislator

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Wikidata weekly summary #370Edit

Tech News: 2019-26Edit

17:29, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

WP:CEN is now open!Edit

To all interested parties: Now that it has a proper shortcut, the current events noticeboard has now officially opened for discussion!

WP:CEN came about as an idea I explored through a request for comment that closed last March. Recen research has re-opened the debate on Wikipedia's role in a changing faster-paced internet. Questions of WP:NOTNEWS and WP:Recentism are still floating around. That being said, there are still plenty of articles to write and hopefully this noticeboard can positively contribute to that critical process.

Thank you for your participation in the RFC, and I hope to see you at WP:CEN soon! –MJLTalk 17:09, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Abelmoschus Esculentus,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

More new features are being added to the feed, including the important red alert for previously deleted pages. This will only work if it is selected in your filters. Best is to 'select all'. Do take a moment to check out all the new features if you have not already done so. If anything is not working as it should, please let us know at NPR. There is now also a live queue of AfC submissions in the New Pages Feed. Feel free to review AfCs, but bear in mind that NPP is an official process and policy and is more important.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

Articles are still not always being checked thoroughly enough. If you are not sure what to do, leave the article for a more experienced reviewer. Please be on the alert for any incongruities in patrolling and help your colleagues where possible; report patrollers and autopatrolled article creators who are ostensibly undeclared paid editors. The displayed ORES alerts offer a greater 'at-a-glance' overview, but the new challenges in detecting unwanted new content and sub-standard reviewing do not necessarily make patrolling any easier, nevertheless the work may have a renewed interest factor of a different kind. A vibrant community of reviewers is always ready to help at NPR.

Backlog

The backlog is still far too high at between 7,000 and 8,000. Of around 700 user rights holders, 80% of the reviewing is being done by just TWO users. In the light of more and more subtle advertising and undeclared paid editing, New Page Reviewing is becoming more critical than ever.

Move to draft

NPR is triage, it is not a clean up clinic. This move feature is not limited to bios so you may have to slightly re-edit the text in the template before you save the move. Anything that is not fit for mainspace but which might have some promise can be draftified - particularly very poor English and machine and other low quality translations.

Notifying users

Remember to use the message feature if you are just tagging an article for maintenance rather than deletion. Otherwise articles are likely to remain perma-tagged. Many creators are SPA and have no intention of returning to Wikipedia. Use the feature too for leaving a friendly note note for the author of a first article you found well made or interesting. Many have told us they find such comments particularly welcoming and encouraging.

PERM

Admins are now taking advantage of the new time-limited user rights feature. If you have recently been accorded NPR, do check your user rights to see if this affects you. Depending on your user account preferences, you may receive automated notifications of your rights changes. Requests for permissions are not mini-RfAs. Helpful comments are welcome if absolutely necessary, but the bot does a lot of the work and the final decision is reserved for admins who do thorough research anyway.

Other news

School and academic holidays will begin soon in various places around the Western world. Be on the lookout for the usual increase in hoax, attack, and other junk pages.

Our next newsletter might be announcing details of a possible election for co-ordinators of NPR. If you think you have what it takes to micro manage NPR, take a look at New Page Review Coordinators - it's a job that requires a lot of time and dedication.


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Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 7Edit

The June 2019 Signpost is out!Edit

This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2019)Edit

 

A soil profile depicting bedrock

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The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Bedrock

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Previous selections: Legislator • Bookworm (insect)


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Wikidata weekly summary #371Edit

Administrators' newsletter – July 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  28bytesAd OrientemAnsh666BeeblebroxBoing! said ZebedeeBU Rob13Dennis BrownDeorDoRDFloquenbeam1Flyguy649Fram2GadfiumGB fanJonathunderKusmaLectonarMoinkMSGJNickOd MishehuRamaSpartazSyrthissTheDJWJBscribe
1Floquenbeam's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.
2Fram's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.

  Guideline and policy news

  • In a related matter, the account throttle has been restored to six creations per day as the mitigation activity completed.

  Technical news

  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. Community feedback is invited.

  Miscellaneous


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Tech News: 2019-27Edit

21:22, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:2018-19 Western Athletic Conference men's basketball seasonEdit

 

Hello, Abelmoschus Esculentus. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "2018-19 Western Athletic Conference men's basketball season".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}}, {{db-draft}}, or {{db-g13}} code.

If your submission has already been deleted by the time you get there, and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CptViraj (📧) 08:28, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:2018-19 Big Sky Conference men's basketball seasonEdit

 

Hello, Abelmoschus Esculentus. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "2018-19 Big Sky Conference men's basketball season".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}}, {{db-draft}}, or {{db-g13}} code.

If your submission has already been deleted by the time you get there, and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CptViraj (📧) 09:43, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:2018/19 Big South Conference men's basketball seasonEdit

 

Hello, Abelmoschus Esculentus. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "19 Big South Conference men's basketball season".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}}, {{db-draft}}, or {{db-g13}} code.

If your submission has already been deleted by the time you get there, and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CptViraj (📧) 03:57, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2019)Edit

Hello, Abelmoschus Esculentus.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Sadomasochism

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Bedrock • Legislator


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Wikidata weekly summary #372Edit

Tech News: 2019-28Edit

20:12, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes Issue 34, May – June 2019Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 34, May – June 2019

  • Partnerships
  • #1Lib1Ref
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

French version of Books & Bytes is now available on meta!
Read the full newsletter

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This week's article for improvement (week 29, 2019)Edit

 

Legal status of cannabis possession for non-medical use (2018)

  Legal
  Illegal but decriminalized
  Illegal but often unenforced
  Illegal


See also countries that have legalized medical use of cannabis.

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Decriminalization of marijuana

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Previous selections: Sadomasochism • Bedrock


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Tech News: 2019-29Edit

15:29, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #373Edit

This week's article for improvement (week 30, 2019)Edit

 

The Montsoreau Flea Market is the largest flea market in the Loire Valley, France

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Flea market

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Wikidata weekly summary #374Edit

Tech News: 2019-30Edit

13:07, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 31, 2019)Edit

Hello, Abelmoschus Esculentus.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Butter churning in Nepal

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Previous selections: Flea market • Decriminalization of marijuana


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Wikidata weekly summary #375Edit