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Review of articles pertaining to the Greco-Persian WarsEdit

Hi Buidhe, hope you are doing well. I was wondering; would you be willing to reasses the GA-class statuses of articles listed in the Greco-Persian Wars series? A lot of them were raised to GA class over a decade ago, but I think none of them actually fit the needed GA criteria. From what I saw at a cursory glance, 80% of the content in these articles rely on Herodotus (a 2,500 year old primary source) and Tom Holland (a British writer with zero degrees in history/Classics). Streams of ink were written about this subject by actual academics throughout the past 1-2 decades, so it shouldn't be any issue improving these articles in the future. Fact that they still apparently rely on Herodotus and Holland anno 2022 is embaressing I'd say. - LouisAragon (talk) 03:54, 20 July 2022 (UTC)

LouisAragon I can believe that. Many GAs are in poor shape. I'd encourage you to start individual or community reassessment of articles that look questionable. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time for Wikipedia editing right now. (t · c) buidhe 03:57, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, will do. And no worries I understand. Take care, - LouisAragon (talk) 15:12, 20 July 2022 (UTC)

Nomination of Valentina Azarova for deletionEdit

 
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Valentina Azarova is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Valentina Azarova until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article until the discussion has finished.

QueenofBithynia (talk) 20:48, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

Your revert on Armenian Genocide articleEdit

Can you please quote where is it cited in article body? I was not able to find it. Aloisnebegn (talk) 21:07, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

Fractal massacreEdit

I came across this and thought of you. If you have a shortage of projects to work on, you may consider seeing if an article on fractal massacres can be written. As far as I know, the term was invented by Barbara Alice Mann (Q64005075), and it has received some usage, especially in writings about Native American genocide. I have too much in the works for now, but given your work on genocide studies, it may be of interest to you. I'll return to it one day. Thanks, Urve (talk) 21:54, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Discrimination based on nationalityEdit

 On 25 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Discrimination based on nationality, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that discrimination based on nationality is an exception to anti-discrimination laws in many countries? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Discrimination based on nationality. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Discrimination based on nationality), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:03, 25 July 2022 (UTC)

  Hook update
Your hook reached 5,355 views (446.3 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of July 2022 – nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 04:18, 27 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Athanasius SafarEdit

 On 29 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Athanasius Safar, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Athanasius Safar, a Syriac Catholic bishop from the Ottoman Empire, left Europe for Mexico in 1689? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Athanasius Safar. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Athanasius Safar), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

Promotion of SayfoEdit

 Congratulations, Buidhe! The article you nominated, Sayfo, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Gog the Mild (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:07, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Valentina Azarova (disambiguation)Edit

 

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Speedy deletion nomination of Will LambEdit

 

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SayfoEdit

Thanks for your tireless work on this article for the past 2 years and coordinating its review to featured status. U a legend 136.25.121.198 (talk) 19:20, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

BTS againEdit

Pursuant to WP:FACSUPPORTOPPOSE in the FAC instructions, just leaving a note on your talk page to inform you that your remaining concern, that BTS had not had a spot check, has been addressed in full with the article having passed an extensive spot check, and that I then requested that you reconsider your oppose, with the diff required by the above being here. Many thanks for your participation. Wehwalt (talk) 16:28, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

Regarding the notice at the top of the Anfal campaign Talk page and WP:NPAEdit

Hello buidhe. Regarding the title and with regards to this edit [1], at the top of the Talk page is a banner saying: "This page is not a forum for general discussion about Anfal campaign. Any such comments may be removed or refactored. Please limit discussion to improvement of this article. You may wish to ask factual questions about Anfal campaign at the Reference desk."

When I reverted your edit, I thought the user insulting me bringing it back again. Otherwise, I would have made the Talk section here.

A comment made that is irrelevant to the discussion, and is making personal attacks and framing a slanderous narrative by a user who has harassed me in the past (some people can't get over grudges when they get proven wrong) has absolutely no relevance to improving the article. If you reverted the edit because this is something should be reported to ANI, then I will do so. This user has a bit of a track record [2] and is often asked to stop attacking users like in this recent diff. [3]

This is a user who has harassed multiple times in the past, and the last time I was very active on Wikipedia admin EvergreenFir even had to intervene and tell him to stop. [4] You have actually been involved in a dispute of his making, due to his insistence that an unreliable user-generated content website where the articles are either copy-pasted existing works or of the website's own creation with no references, sources, or attribution.[5] TheTimesAreAChanging even commented on that thread, continuing to attempt to defend a terribly unreliable source on the basis that it's used on Wikipedia... this is one of many such examples. He has held quite the grudge for that and other cases where he was wrong.

Equating people to Holocaust deniers which is the utmost slander for doing nothing more than sharing mainstream US news articles, misframing things to attack me with, and other strong language and denigration like "repeating apeshit claims" is out of line. I'm framing a response to the blatant slander.

Could you please explain why such a comment which the banner at the Talk page says to remove is expected to stay and when WP:NPA says: "Derogatory comments about other editors may be removed by any editor."? Saucysalsa30 (talk) 04:10, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

On drive barnstarsEdit

Do I need to deduct anything from the points (i.e unreviews) or does TolBot do that automatically. I’m just doing it in excel now but need to know if I should deduct anything. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 06:20, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Zippybonzo I did not deduct anything when I did it last time. I am going to post a notice asking drive participants to submit CSD logs for consideration because that did affect counts significantly last time for a few of the reviewers. (t · c) buidhe 06:49, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
Great, I have done all the adding, I will wait for the CSD logs then. Can you ping me when you get them. Thanks, Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 06:57, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 51Edit

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NPP drive awardEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This award is given to Buidhe for 36 reviews in the July NPP backlog reduction drive. Your contributions played a part in the 9895 reviews that took place during the drive. Thank you for your contributions. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 09:05, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

DYK FıratEdit

I case of interest. On Academia there is a download link for it with a supportive additional ending. In Chechen Kurds the book is also used a source.Paradise Chronicle (talk) 09:48, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

You are deleting all my edits. Why? You said that the ECHR is not an authority on ICL to remove a case that was not ICL but a domestic prosecution in Germany. The defendent was imprisoned and remained in prison. It is philosophical to say the ECHR is not an authority in this situation. You are deleting books about the Genocide Convention from the Genocide Convention article because they are "too general". You are making false accusations that content was removed when it wasn't. It doesn't need to removed. It is really annoying too. Why are you bugging me? Can you stop? Gwynhaas (talk) 15:55, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) Without commenting on the content issues, I think Gwynhaas is a sockpuppet of this IP range blocked by Bbb23. Gwynhaas account is 9 days old and is already making substantial changes in articles relating to the Armenian genocide like Genocide Convention, and is quite literally replying in place of the blocked IP range in a discussion from June (to which the IP's block was related too, see [6]). ZaniGiovanni (talk) 16:36, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
I am really fucking mad right now. None of the edits I made to Genocide Convention are about the Armenian genocide. I made a comment in support of Buidhe in a discussion when I saw people were objecting that the article was 90% written by one editor (I don't know who), and pushing heavily biased government sources. My comment was against using those sources, by the way. I have not added a single word about the Armenian genocide to any article on this entire encyclopedia, except for commenting on a discussion. Is that what this is about? Gwynhaas (talk) 16:53, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
Weren't you arguing that government sources are bad, but there is a priest's book apparently and it changes everything? To which Buidhe made a good point. Anyway Gwynhaas, I'm not here to argue whether you're a sock or not. Commenting in a discussion from June which involved a blocked IP was odd to me from a 9-day account, and I thought there was potential sockpuppetry going on. Apologies if I'm mistaken. And you were making edits partially regarding the Armenian genocide in the Convention page [7]. ZaniGiovanni (talk) 17:23, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
Oh my god, I don't even know what sockpuppetry is, man, look, I didn't know some blocked nefarious ip was commenting in that discussion. I'm not trying to get in trouble. What you are saying, if I did it, would be really not collegial. I am only trying to give input in a discussion. There are a lot of complaints. Maybe they are from ips, you know better than I, but they appear unresolved.
For Genocide Convention article that line has probably been there since the dawn of time. We're only moving it around. Buidhe said we should keep it in the article as a comment about the reasons the Convention was adopted. The Armenian genocide has nothing to do with why I am editing this article. The ICJ has decided in two cases related to Yugoslavia to interpret the silence of the Convention as allowing retroactivity. It's not as small an issue as Buidhe thinks, but I take responsibility for not explaining it well. It's discussed in several full-length books. Please stop deleting it from the article.
I have a general interest in improving this content. Deleting the ICJ cases is not a step in the right direction. That's what I am trying to edit on. It's just technical boring stuff that I think is important to get right at the foundation, noting and not resolving current disputes where very little is settled. That's what we're working on. I don't know why that's a problem. I hope you'll allow me to continueGwynhaas (talk) 18:51, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification, Gwynhaas. I was a bit confused initially because of certain circumstances. I hope you reach consensus with Buidhe here (or on the article talk page) regarding the Convention page. Best, ZaniGiovanni (talk) 19:14, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter August 2022Edit

 
New Page Review queue August 2022

Hello Buidhe,

Backlog status

After the last newsletter (No.28, June 2022), the backlog declined another 1,000 to 13,000 in the last week of June. Then the July backlog drive began, during which 9,900 articles were reviewed and the backlog fell by 4,500 to just under 8,500 (these numbers illustrate how many new articles regularly flow into the queue). Thanks go to the coordinators Buidhe and Zippybonzo, as well as all the nearly 100 participants. Congratulations to Dr vulpes who led with 880 points. See this page for further details.

Unfortunately, most of the decline happened in the first half of the month, and the backlog has already risen to 9,600. Understandably, it seems many backlog drive participants are taking a break from reviewing and unfortunately, we are not even keeping up with the inflow let alone driving it lower. We need the other 600 reviewers to do more! Please try to do at least one a day.

Coordination
MB and Novem Linguae have taken on some of the coordination tasks. Please let them know if you are interested in helping out. MPGuy2824 will be handling recognition, and will be retroactively awarding the annual barnstars that have not been issued for a few years.
Open letter to the WMF
The Page Curation software needs urgent attention. There are dozens of bug fixes and enhancements that are stalled (listed at Suggested improvements). We have written a letter to be sent to the WMF and we encourage as many patrollers as possible to sign it here. We are also in negotiation with the Board of Trustees to press for assistance. Better software will make the active reviewers we have more productive.
TIP - Reviewing by subject
Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages by their most familiar subjects can do so from the regularly updated sorted topic list.
New reviewers
The NPP School is being underused. The learning curve for NPP is quite steep, but a detailed and easy-to-read tutorial exists, and the Curation Tool's many features are fully described and illustrated on the updated page here.
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DYK for Zionism as settler colonialismEdit

 On 8 August 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zionism as settler colonialism, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that according to historian Rashid Khalidi, "Israel has been extremely successful in forcibly establishing itself as a colonial reality in a post-colonial age"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zionism as settler colonialism. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Zionism as settler colonialism), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Four years!

I have Zofia Posmysz on the Main page who did a lot for not forgetting. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:05, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

About Bobby Witt (disambiguation)Edit

I had created the page, and I am planning to de-PROD it. However, would you like me to nominate it for AfD? Thanks. NotReallySoroka (talk) 06:41, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

NotReallySoroka Anyone can deProd a page but why would you do so if you think it should be deleted? Doesn't matter to me as the page is not policy compliant unless there are more entries to add, so it will just be deleted at AfD. (t · c) buidhe 07:13, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
I don't think that the page deserves deletion (which is why I am deprodding it), but I figure that it isn't fair to short-circuit the discussion entirely. NotReallySoroka (talk) 07:14, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

Quarter Million Award for TortureEdit

  The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Torture (estimated annual readership: 400,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! ‍ ‍ Your Power 🐍 ‍ 💬 "What did I tell you?"
📝 "Don't get complacent..."
07:31, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

Topic of Vehicular cycling is the practice not the movementEdit

Please stop making edits to the Vehicular cycling article that change the topic from the practice to the movement which promotes the practice. Those are related but different topics. The Cycling article is about cycling and not about Cycling advocacy. That’s a separate topic and article. Similarly, the Vehicular cycling article is about the practice, not about the movement that promotes it. Just because there are sources referring to the movement does not dictate the topic of the article about the practice. —-В²C 09:11, 13 August 2022 (UTC)