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Cello out of tuneEdit

In line with the obsessive secrecy that surrounds suppression actions, surely the id of the user who did this edit should have been suppressed?

Also, looking at what is left of the message from Bestcello (talk · contribs) it is hard to imagine what it contained that required suppression. An email address so sensitive that even admins are not allowed to see it? — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 15:48, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

I don't know what you mean by id, but if adults want to reveal their names or emails that's generally their prerogative; if you think I missed something, please do email me. As to the suppression, I obviously won't go into specifics, but will just say, small or large, that there are other pieces of information that should generally be suppressed.. ~ Amory (utc) 16:54, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Id is widely used in the real world as an abbreviation for identity or identification depending on context. Do I really need to spell out to you what I meant by its use here? There is a clear policy that the identity of the person doing a suppression is to be hidden from all except a very select group of users. This edit is clearly marked as having by done by you. There is a clear risk that anyone puzzling over that edit might conclude that you are also the person who did the suppression of the preceding three edits. Surely that would be a lapse of the secrecy policy? So surely the performer's username part of the edit history should be suppressed. Indeed if you were to suppress all aspects of that edit, I would not be distressed. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 12:40, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry — I didn't realize you were speaking about me, especially in a context where there are multiple "identifications" (username, first name, last name, email address...). As to your concern, it's a reasonable assumption, but certainly not reliably true. Policy doesn't dictate that any and all traces of who was involved in an action should be expunged, but if you have concerns over my (or any other oversighter's) behavior, I encourage you to contact ArbCom. ~ Amory (utc) 17:41, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello Amorymeltzer,

Backlog

Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Coordinator

A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon (you will need to have 'Nominated for deletion' enabled for this in your filters) may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders using Twinkle. They require your further verification.

Paid editing

Please be sure to look for the tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. WMF policy requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines' (SNG). Alternatives to deletion
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves once more with notability guidelines for organisations and companies.
  • Blank-and-Redirect is a solution anchored in policy. Please consider this alternative before PRODing or CSD. Note however, that users will often revert or usurp redirects to re-create deleted articles. Do regularly patrol the redirects in the feed.
Not English
  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, and if they do have potential, tag as required, then move to draft. Modify the text of the template as appropriate before sending it.
Tools

Regular reviewers will appreciate the most recent enhancements to the New Pages Feed and features in the Curation tool, and there are still more to come. Due to the wealth of information now displayed by ORES, reviewers are strongly encouraged to use the system now rather than Twinkle; it will also correctly populate the logs.

Stub sorting, by SD0001: A new script is available for adding/removing stub tags. See User:SD0001/StubSorter.js, It features a simple HotCat-style dynamic search field. Many of the reviewers who are using it are finding it an improvement upon other available tools.

Assessment: The script at User:Evad37/rater makes the addition of Wikiproject templates extremely easy. New page creators rarely do this. Reviewers are not obliged to make these edits but they only take a few seconds. They can use the Curation message system to let the creator know what they have done.

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Portal/GuidelinesEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Portal/Guidelines. Legobot (talk) 04:28, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

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