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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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The Bugle: Issue CLV, March 2019Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 11:00, 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

Hello, Calidum.

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

Zipper

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Wanted poster • Cheeseburger


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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

 

Many of the internal organs of the human body

Hello, Calidum.

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

Organ (anatomy)

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Zipper • Wanted poster


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


Posted by: MusikBot talk 00:05, 18 March 2019 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of WikiProject TAFI • Opt-out instructions

WikiProject Apple Inc.Edit

Hello Calidum,

You've been identified either as a previous member of the project, an active editor on Apple related pages, a bearer of Apple related userboxes, or just a hoopy frood.

WikiProject Apple Inc. has unexpectedly quit, because an error type "unknown" occured. Editors must restart it! If you are interested, read the project page and sign up as a member. There's something for everyone to do, such as welcoming, sourcing, writing, copy editing, gnoming, proofreading, or feedback — but no pressure. Do what you do, but let's coordinate and stay in touch.

See the full welcome message on the talk page, or join the new IRC channel on irc.freenode.net named #wikipedia-en-appleinc connect. Please join, speak, and idle, and someone will read and reply.

Please spread the word, and join or unsubscribe at the subscription page.

RhinosF1(chat)(status)(contribs) and Smuckola on behalf of WikiProject Apple Inc. - Delivered 15:00, 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.

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.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:12, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

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

 

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

Hello, Calidum.

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

Keyboard instrument

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Organ (anatomy) • Zipper


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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This Month in Education: March 2019Edit

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

Hello, Calidum.

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

Gym

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Keyboard instrument • Organ (anatomy)


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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Bring your idea for Wikimedia in Education to life! Launch of the Wikimedia Education GreenhouseEdit

Apply for Education Greenhouse


Are you passionate about open education? Do you have an idea to apply Wikimedia projects to an education initiative but don’t know where to start? Join the the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse! It is an immersive co-learning experience that lasts 9 months and will equip you with the skills, knowledge and support you need to bring your ideas to life. You can apply as a team or as an individual, by May 12th. Find out more Education Greenhouse. For more information reachout to mguadalupe wikimedia.org

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:16, 5 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

Hello, Calidum.

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

Story of the Negro

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Gym • Keyboard instrument


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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The Bugle: Issue CLVI, April 2019Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 21:59, 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)

Hello, Calidum.

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

Dairy product

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Story of the Negro • Gym


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


Posted by: MusikBot talk 00:05, 15 April 2019 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of WikiProject TAFI • Opt-out instructions

Here's another Barnstar!Edit

  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thanks for being part of the Guild! GrammarDamner (talk) 18:32, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

A moment of diff reading shockEdit

Hi Calidum. I have seen you around, but I don't recall us every directly conversing. I suffered a moment of shock reading this diff, but I am pretty sure you were not talking to me, and I my heart rate is returning to normal. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 01:46, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Rest assured I was not. Calidum 02:54, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

This Month in Education: April 2019Edit

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