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July 18, 2019

Adminship Anniversary
First Edit Day
Barek, Caliburn, Dbachmann, Donner60, RegentsPark

Edit | Purge

Other events:
Depiction of WMF destroying Wikipedia with Visual Editor and flow.


Ziggy 2milliEdit

Just curious, why are your two entries for Ziggy 2milli's SPI separate? Falaluna (talk) 18:53, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

@Falaluna: Because, in haste to stop your editing collective, I used Twinkle which creates separate entries for each editor reported. Chris Troutman (talk) 20:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
He's questioning why you didn't put them all in one entry, but listed them separately, not why the reports were filed at all. (talk) 20:34, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Exactly. Twinkle makes separate entries, not combined entries. Chris Troutman (talk) 20:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Hello thereEdit

  The Original Barnstar
For your prevention of Ziggy 2milli vandalism (talk) 20:33, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of airliner shootdown incidentsEdit


Hello! I provided sources as you requested for my infobox updates at Talk:Chemonics#Infobox. If my proposal looks good and you approve of the sources, can you update the article? I work with the strategic communications team at Chemonics, so I suggest edits where I have a financial conflict of interest instead of making direct edits to Wikipedia articles. If you have any other feedback, I'm happy to discuss! LW at Chemonics (talk) 14:09, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

@LW at Chemonics:   Done Sorry; I had seen your ping before but just lost track. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:46, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! I will be back shortly with Chemonics' current logo. LW at Chemonics (talk) 18:28, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Many thanks for your help and assistance-RFD (talk) 15:13, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:AustraliaEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Australia. Legobot (talk) 04:25, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Chris troutman,

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.


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.


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.


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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  The Signpost Barnstar
Thanks. I'll try to help in making sure the publishing glitch doesn't happen again. Bravo! Smallbones(smalltalk) 16:13, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject Numismatics newsletter - July 2019Edit

sent by ZLEA (talk) 00:48, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

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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.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:19, 1 July 2019 (UTC)


Why not help me rather than threaten me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:35, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

I've been watching your squabble with BD2412 on Talk:Corporation. You're not making a convincing case. While you might be right, you make a lot of assertions, some facts, some synthesis of what you think sources say. You come across as a crank to me. If you could calm down and limit your frustration to what some website says, perhaps we could address this reasonably. Chris Troutman (talk) 18:52, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Please explain why you accused my of crap and deleted my request for comment. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:35, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia tries to keep conversations where they belong, per WP:TALK. That helps us make progress. What you're doing is repeatedly asking for editors to help you at Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment‎, which is only meant for discussion on the RfC process in vioation of WP:NOTAFORUM. Had you read the instructions I gave you, you could have requested an RfC. As I've pointed out, your hostile method of communication has limited the number of regular editors who would pitch in and help you. Chris Troutman (talk) 20:03, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2019 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round needed to score at least 68 points, which is substantially lower than last year's 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with 500 points derived mainly from a featured article and two GAs on natural history topics
  •   Adam Cuerden, with 480 points, a tally built on 16 featured pictures, the result of meticulous restoration work
  •   SounderBruce, a finalist in the last two years, with 306 points from a variety of submissions, mostly related to sport or the State of Washington
  •   Usernameunique, with 305 points derived from a featured article and two GAs on archaeology and related topics

Contestants managed 4 (5) featured articles, 4 featured lists, 18 featured pictures, 29 good articles, 50 DYK entries, 9 ITN entries, and 39 good article reviews. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them, and it is imperative to claim them in the correct round; one FA claim had to be rejected because it was incorrectly submitted (claimed in Round 3 when it qualified for Round 2), so be warned! When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

General strike starts (for me) right nowEdit

So since the management has decided that the workers on the assembly line have no rights, including the right to collectively bargain through our shop steward, I've found it necessary to halt production. Wikipedia has taken so much away from me and I just am not going to give anymore. I plan to return at month's end to publish The Signpost but I cannot in good conscience continue here until the Board resigns, Katherine Maher is fired, and Jimbo apologizes for everything. You can email me if stuff gets better. Otherwise, I'm on vacation for the foreseeable future. Chris Troutman (talk) 00:07, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:PopulismEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Populism. Legobot (talk) 04:23, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

This Month in Education: June 2019Edit

Please comment on Talk:RecusancyEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Recusancy. Legobot (talk) 04:24, 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

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:20, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

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