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Summary table for Renaming Climate change articleEdit

Hi, in my own userspace I have started a table in which I am trying to super-succinctly summarize the Not-Votes and perspectives that have been raised. This is a work in progress, but I have at least finished my initial data-entry for what you've said. If you would like to me change anything, please use the talk page attached to the table. Thanks! NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 09:48, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Greetings! Thanks for your edit to the table, which I reverted. By definition, the table is a distillation of my own brain matter, so I'm the only one I'm allowing to edit it directly. (It's based on WP:OTHERSOPINION, which by definition is what I think other people think.) So I reverted your changes. However its important to me that I honestly try to write what other people think, so I tried to accurately write both your thoughts and the process used to add them (since I don't have a cite to some other comment somewhere else). Please review this diff and indicate if that will work for you. Thanks! NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 11:40, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
That is a misrepresentation. I have never said that I wanted "Climate change" to redirect anywhere. bd2412 T 11:42, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
My apologies. I will focus on studying this right now, please stand by NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 11:48, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes, indeed I screwed up. I was working from this diff and even though I knew people were giving closely nuanced answers with finely split hairs and knew I had to pay extra attention I failed in this case. Thank you for keeping me honest! I'll fix it, and ask you to review again. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 12:00, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Will this work? NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 12:13, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Sure. bd2412 T 12:16, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
>>whew!<< again, thanks for catching my error and calling it to my attention! Have a great day, and I hope you join the discussion that happens next, because I'm sure there will be one. It'd be nice if we had a breather, though. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 12:48, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

WP DAB tagsEdit

Hi, there's no need to create talk pages solely with {{WP Disambiguation}} (and it's actually preferable not to). You can see the discussions linked in that template's documentation. Thanks! – Uanfala (talk) 11:00, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm surprised to learn that - I only started adding them because I noticed them sporadically being created on my watchlist. bd2412 T 11:03, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

College class on WikipediaEdit

Do Founders get an F? DuncanHill (talk) 11:38, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Founders, Foundation, same outcome. bd2412 T 11:42, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
Not sure about Editors getting an E though. DuncanHill (talk) 11:48, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
Based on the state of the project, I would say that Editors get an "Incomplete". bd2412 T 11:53, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Mariners (disambiguation)Edit


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Law new DYKEdit

pls see Portal talk:Law/Did you know.--Moxy 🍁 14:33, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

  • @Moxy:, thanks. Do these need some kind of reference? Our previous DYK collections for Portal:Law have a section collecting information on the original DYK publication date. Also, please note that since consensus has been reached to merge Portal:English law into Portal:Law, we will be looking at the DYK collections for the portal to be merged to see if there is anything usable there. Cheers! bd2412 T 14:36, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
All self done by tags that the DYK project does...they keep the sub pages for all topics Wikipedia:Recent additions.--Moxy 🍁 14:38, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

There is also ...{{Transclude selected current events|Law|days=60|dates=mdy| max=5}}

Extended content
November 6, 2019 –
Dutch police evacuate passengers and crew onboard an Air Europa flight at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to investigate reports of a "suspicious situation". The airline later tweets it was a false alarm. (BBC News) (NL Times)
October 25, 2019 – 2019 Ethiopian riots
Ethiopian police report on Friday that the death toll from violent protests in Oromia Region was 67, including five officers. The protests started on Wednesday when protestors accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of acting dictatorial, but they quickly degenerated into ethnic clashes. (The Guardian)
October 13, 2019 – 2019 Polish parliamentary election
Voters in Poland go to the polls to elect a new government. The incumbent right-wing Law and Justice is expected to slightly increase its plurality. (Reuters)
October 1, 2019 – War in Donbass, Minsk Protocol
Ukraine agrees to the "Steinmeier formula", aimed at granting a special self-governing status to the Donbass and organising OSCE-validated elections according to Ukrainian law. (Kyiv Post) (TASS)
September 30, 2019 – 2019 Peruvian constitutional crisis
President of Peru Martín Vizcarra dissolves the Congress and calls for snap elections. Lawmakers reject the proposal, suspend him from office and name Vice President Mercedes Aráoz as acting president. The Peruvian Armed Forces continued to recognize Vizcarra as President of Peru and head of the armed forces. Popular protests backing the President takes place in the streets of Lima. (BBC) (The Guardian) (The New York Times)
--Moxy 🍁 14:54, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Is there any way to eliminate all the instances of "Lawrence" from the DYK search? bd2412 T 14:56, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
  Done|not=Lawrence..--Moxy 🍁 15:01, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
I have completed Portal:Canada it has all the coding exmaples you may need.--Moxy 🍁 15:20, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Ali Rahbari concernEdit

Hi there, I'm HasteurBot. I just wanted to let you know that Draft:Ali Rahbari, a page you created, has not been edited in 5 months. The Articles for Creation space is not an indefinite storage location for content that is not appropriate for articlespace.

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  • As far as I can tell I only moved that content to draft space pursuant to a discussion closure. I have no interest beyond that. bd2412 T 00:50, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
  • A new biography was written under the title of the redirect BD2412 auto-created, by Mani Esmaili (talk · contribs), now checkuser blocked. This new page was draftified by User:Discospinster for being undersourced. It was undersourced, but not speediable. It has now about to be deleted in draftspace. These draftifications appear to be functioning as 6-month duration backdoor PRODs. I've been uneasy about this draftification-G13 process, but it seems to be working reasonably. The article would surely have been deleted at AfD. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 02:11, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter November 2019Edit

Hello BD2412,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 724 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
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Precious anniversaryEdit

Seven years!

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Johnny Rizer DraftEdit

Hello, I was looking at why this article was denied. I see that it was denied on notability but was also confused as other people on this team have their own page despite being "less notable." Is there any way you could clarify this distinction? Thanks :)

GreenLightDiode (talk) 17:32, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

If you can point out to me which other people on those team have articles, I will be glad to nominate them for deletion. The requirements of WP:BASEBALL/N are pretty stringent. bd2412 T 17:40, 8 November 2019 (UTC)


Can I have a favor? If you can improve this article, please do so. There is multiple comic book character articles being deleted. I personally think this should be saved either by merge or keep entirely. If you are a good enough source provider that I was thinking you are, help if you want to! BTW I need to point (sadly) out that I am trying to not force you to vote per WP:Canvass OBVIOUSLY. I don’t want to get in trouble with that. Jhenderson 777 18:48, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

  • I don't have any additional sources or insights to add to the article, but I agree that it should be kept. I don't have any inclination against counting "Listicles" generated by reliable sources as sources for notability. bd2412 T 18:13, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


I think you put your comment in the wrong section. I'd fix it but I'm on mobile and would probably just make things worse. Wug·a·po·des​ 00:57, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Done, thanks - good catch. bd2412 T 00:58, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Redlinked categoriesEdit

Hi BD2412,

Replying here because you forgot to sign your comment on my talk page...

I noticed on JzG's talk page, that the cat had been repeatedly deleted and salted, and looking at the CfD discussion, it looks like it was added erroneously, or in a manner that was unwanted, by editors. Thus, I thought I'd do some wiki cleanup. We shouldn't leave pages tagged with deleted cats, I'd think, no?

--Doug Mehus T·C 18:20, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Signature fixed. The red link is an inside joke, because it puts the page in a self-described nonexistent category. You might want to check with people before you set out on a task involving their talk pages. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:24, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
    BD2412, Thank you! Indeed, that's the problem with inside jokes sometimes. At any rate, I reverted the 15 of the 19 edits I'd made (4 editors reverted them already), and apologized here. I've opened it up to let one editor trout me, if they wish. Thanks again! Doug Mehus T·C 19:30, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

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Portal guideline workshopEdit

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