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Notability tagEdit

Howdy, you put a notability tag on an article I created (Edith Mitchell Dabbs)). I believe I have remedied the problem. Could you take a look? Thanks. Muttnick (talk) 07:15, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Review my articleEdit

Can you please review my article D/O Parvathamma,Ellidde Illi Tanaka and Bicchugatti Chapter −1 Dalvayi Dange  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shreyashv26 (talkcontribs) 12:08, 25 June 2019 (UTC) 

DYK for Mottled piculetEdit

 On 12 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mottled piculet, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mottled piculet. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mottled piculet), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:22, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lamellaria perspicuaEdit

 On 14 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lamellaria perspicua, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lamellaria perspicua. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lamellaria perspicua), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:17, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Royal voleEdit

 On 15 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Royal vole, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Royal vole. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Royal vole), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:15, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lirabuccinum dirumEdit

 On 18 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lirabuccinum dirum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the dire whelk sometimes shares the prey of the ochre sea star while it is being eaten? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lirabuccinum dirum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lirabuccinum dirum), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for EchiuraEdit

 On 20 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Echiura, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the 1970s, spoon worms (example pictured) helped promote biodiversity around the effluent outlets from the Los Angeles sewage system? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Echiura. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Echiura), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Urgent DYK promotionEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth, I wouldn't normally ask this but things have stalled to the point where this has become urgent. Template:Did you know nominations/Christ Is Risen! Christ Is Risen! is being held for Easter but hasn't been promoted. The main sticking point is about the image (though the prep did save the image spot for this I assume) but it has approved hooks with and without it. I don't want to be a bother but can I ask if you would be able to promote it to the Easter prep please? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 09:05, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Perhaps find someone who has edited after 16 April. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:24, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Let's see. Yoninah celebrating Passover, Maile approved a hook ... Amakuru, perhaps? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:39, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
@The C of E: I have promoted it, with the image, which seems appropriate to me. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:42, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 13:04, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I just want to make sure that you read this. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:12, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I had read it. It seems to me that, as Easter is a special day in the Christian calendar, it is reasonable to include the image. At other times of year, we can have similar slots for other faiths if people wish to nominate suitable articles and request the dates. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:37, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I am normally all for IAR, but don't see why - only because it's Easter - we should ignore the basic guideline how to illustrate a song. This has nothing to do with religion. I removed a crucifixion image from Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, as not really to the composition, only its topic. My last word on the topic, but I'd not be surprised if we'd get another round at ERRORS. - Happy Easter. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:34, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Impacted wisdom teethEdit

Dear Cwmhiraeth. In 2014 you did an GA1 review of Impacted wisdom teeth but I was on an extended Wikibreak. I've leaned back in for some other projects, and realized that I'd never followed through on your recommendations. I've made the corrections, and will be renominating the article for GA. I thought I'd let you know, in case you have the motivation to take another look. Thanks again for the work on the initial review, and I apologise for letting your efforts wait 5 years before acting on them. Best. Ian Furst (talk) 14:11, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the review. Will try to keep the next one under a 60 month cycle time! Ian Furst (talk) 11:48, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Euretaster insignisEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Euretaster insignis at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 19:55, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Euastacus dalagarbeEdit

 On 22 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euastacus dalagarbe, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the threats facing the "critically endangered" freshwater crayfish Euastacus dalagarbe are domestic livestock and cane toads? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euastacus dalagarbe. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Euastacus dalagarbe), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Shrub's Wood Long BarrowEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Shrub's Wood Long Barrow at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 16:55, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yoga for womenEdit

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Luquillo Experimental ForestEdit

 On 25 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luquillo Experimental Forest, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an "alarming" decline in arthropod populations in Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico has been linked to the warming climate? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luquillo Experimental Forest. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Luquillo Experimental Forest), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Euretaster insignisEdit

 On 26 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euretaster insignis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the young of the striking sea star are nourished in a manner described as "cannibalistic ectoparasitism"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euretaster insignis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Euretaster insignis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Sierra de LuquilloEdit

 On 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sierra de Luquillo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sierra de Luquillo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sierra de Luquillo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Podocarpus coriaceusEdit

 On 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Podocarpus coriaceus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Podocarpus coriaceus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Brunellia comocladifoliaEdit

 On 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Brunellia comocladifolia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Brunellia comocladifolia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Weinmannia pinnataEdit

 On 27 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Weinmannia pinnata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Weinmannia pinnata), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Did you know?Edit

Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 19:13, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mazeno PeakEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Mazeno Peak at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! – Teratix 04:26, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

WhatEdit

caused you to revert my source-removals and restore an user-generated website, (that has been *again* removed by another editor) and another shitty magazine, (that has been criticized for factual inaccuracy), over Mazeno Peak? WBGconverse 05:05, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Aporometra wilsoniEdit

 On 29 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aporometra wilsoni, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the crinoid Aporometra wilsoni broods its young in cavities in the feathery pinnules on its arms? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aporometra wilsoni. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Aporometra wilsoni), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

I took an interest in ticksEdit

Because I was camping recently, and when the sun came out, it got hot, so I opened the tent door, and I saw some creature enter. It was just hanging onto the interior of the tent flap, and waving its antennae at me. I was like, "Is that a tick?!" Yup, it was a tick, and those weren't antennae; they were its front legs. It was probably trying to use its Haller's organ to find me.

I tried to knock it to the tent floor without touching it, and it ended up falling into a pile of camping supplies and vanishing. I couldn't find it. I threw all my camping supplies out of the tent and went through them and still couldn't find the tick. So I actually cut short my camping trip and went home to sleep in my bed rather than stay in that tent with that tick possibly ready to come out of hiding after I fell asleep.

I started reading up, and I realized, it was no accident that the tick showed up; it probably sensed my carbon dioxide, maybe vibrations from my movements, and other host cues and approached for that reason. I hadn't realized they had all those capabilities. Then I thought, "Well, maybe if I stay away awhile and come back, the tick will be dead by then," but nope, they can live for weeks or months just waiting.

So, maybe I need to throw that whole tent into a bonfire and get a new one, and next time I'm taking a slew of different precautions, like putting down some double-sided carpet tape, or some Tangle-Trap sticky coating, around the whole perimeter of the tent area, so that any ticks that crawl up will hopefully get stuck there. Yeah, I could use permethrin, I know, but I didn't really prepare adequately; I figured ticks mostly just hung out in the weeds rather than crawling right up onto and into tents. (When I came back to the tent, there were more ticks crawling on it, and especially hanging onto the tent flap, right near the zipper, presumably to try to ambush me; there must be some really strong cues that let them know I enter and leave by that area, so that's where they can find me.)

I also realize now, it was a mistake to pitch the tent in an area where water collects whenever it rains, and where there's a lot of brush nearby, and where there are signs of wildlife (rabbits, woodchucks, etc.) living in the area; it's kinda like ringing the dinner bell.

Anyway, fascinating creatures. Зенитная Самоходная Установка (talk) 20:21, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Interesting! You don't say what country you were camping in but I can see that you have been quite put off camping in wild areas, which is a pity. Here in the UK I do not encounter ticks often and when I do, it is generally on the dog. Regards, Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:12, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I was camping in a wasteland area of Virginia where there's a lot of blackjack (high clay content) soil that lacks permeability, resulting in a lot of standing water. If you look at the photo here next to the caption that says, "BlackJack soils formed from diabase bedrock do not allow water to pass easily" that's pretty much what my campsite looked like. Tick heaven, when there's been some rainfall, because there's a lot of brush, plus puddles where water has collected and not been able to run off anywhere. But if it weren't tick season, it would probably be mosquito season, or else winter.
I wanted to go someplace like Colorado that's a bit nicer but wasn't able to make the arrangements with my sister, who lives there, so ended up just going into the wilderness where I lived. Now I see why people pay money to go to real campsites where they've given you an environment that's been cleared of stuff that would tend to support pests, and has good drainage, etc.
Well, I see my edits to tick got reverted because I copied a little too liberally from some journals, but my takeaway from my research is that for an animal that's so small, ticks are hardy, well-adapted to their niche, and highly sophisticated (e.g. having all those drugs in their saliva to overcome host defenses). They're also dangerous, because they're carrying so many diseases these days. I think in this area, we pretty much all know someone who's suffered a life-changing tick bite. Зенитная Самоходная Установка (talk) 13:35, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
I saw the information that you had added to the Tick article which was deleted. I suggest you try again, using your own words as far as possible. I reckon you find ticks, not just in the sort of location you have described, but also anywhere they have dropped off a previous host and are ready for their next meal. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:31, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Shrub's Wood Long BarrowEdit

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  •   Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  •   Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  •   Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  •   Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by   Barkeep49 with six GAs,   Ceranthor,   Lee Vilenski, and   Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and   MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere 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) 17:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for JanariaEdit

 On 2 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Janaria, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that staghorn hydrocoral grows on a mollusc shell occupied by a hermit crab? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Janaria. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Janaria), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Orphan Tagging via Page CurationEdit

Hi there! Noted you tagged some articles as orphans even when they have incoming links. This is likely due to the old definitions requiring at least 3 links to not be considered an orphans but it had been updated to requiring just 1 link to be declassified as an orphan. Do see WP:ORPHAN for details I am not using the Page Curation tools but there is probably a setting for automated orphan tagging (if there is) to set it as 1. Thanks! --Xaiver0510 (talk) 10:08, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

OK. Thanks for the heads up. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:11, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Maxmuelleria lankesteriEdit

 On 3 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Maxmuelleria lankesteri, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the burrow of the spoon worm Maxmuelleria lankesteri is sometimes modified by fish and crustaceans that take up occupancy there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Maxmuelleria lankesteri. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Maxmuelleria lankesteri), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Kardaki Temple DYK requestEdit

Hi Cwmhiraeth. I would like to request a last-minute small change to the hook. The current hook is: "... that Kardaki Temple is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric..." Could you possibly add "in Corfu", after "Kardaki Temple", so that it reads: "... that Kardaki Temple in Corfu is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric..." Thank you. Dr. K. 01:59, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

@Dr.K.: The hook is currently in Queue 6 where only administrators can make alterations. Looking at the article, it does not mention Corfu when making the claim about the absence of a frieze. If you think the claim should be modified in the hook, change the facts in the article, and then post on the DYK discussion page where an administrator will see your request for changing the hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:21, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Hi Cwmhiraeth. The temple is in Corfu. It is written at the lead. I will ask an admin. Thank you. Dr. K. 05:23, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dr.K.: Not so. The statement "It is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric architecture that does not have a frieze." does not mention Corfu. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:26, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Kardaki Temple is in Corfu. So if we add Kardaki Temple, in Corfu blah blah etc. instead of just Kardaki Temple blah etc. is uncontroversial. I just want to specify Kardaki Temple's location on Earth which is Corfu. Dr. K. 05:30, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
I see what you mean. Man, that's a conundrum. Let me see what I can do to fix this. Thanks and sorry. Dr. K. 05:33, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
I give up. It sounds awkward with any formulation I considered. Thank you again Cwmhiraeth, and sorry once more for this disturbance. Dr. K. 05:41, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Boltenia villosaEdit

 On 4 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Boltenia villosa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the hairy sea squirt is preyed on by the Oregon hairy triton? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Boltenia villosa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Boltenia villosa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

References in marine biologyEdit

I've noticed you've been having quite a few marine organisms on DYK recently. A specialty of mine is tracking and formatting citations, particularly for original descriptions, alongside with relevant links (see e.g. my edits to Boltenia villosa and Janaria). I've been mostly working on Wikispecies and Wikidata recently, but if you'd like, I'd be interested in collaborating with you on this aspect of your work. Circéus (talk) 11:25, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@Circeus: Tracking original citations and formatting them correctly is not of prime interest to me, so you are welcome to make improvements as you think fit. I keep a list in my sandbox with a date beside the things I have been working on recently. Lower down the list, the links are mostly ideas for future work. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:27, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Joe KryczkaEdit

Hi, ALT18 is ready for promotion on this long and complicated template. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 22:27, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 10:29, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Labidochirus splendescensEdit

 On 7 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Labidochirus splendescens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the splendid hermit crab almost exclusively chooses to inhabit a shell on which a colonial hydroid is living? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Labidochirus splendescens. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Labidochirus splendescens), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your efforts in distributing these awards, Gerda. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:36, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
It's a pleasure, my pleasure, really, to begin every morning with reasons to be thankful. It's a special pleasure when I recognise the username (admittedly not always), and more so in case of an almost daily fruitful collaboration as with you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:39, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mazeno RidgeEdit

 On 12 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mazeno Ridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 13 km (8.1 mi) Mazeno Ridge route to the summit of Nanga Parbat was first completed in 2012? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mazeno Ridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for CrinoidEdit

 On 13 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Crinoid, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that crinoids (example pictured) are closely related to sea urchins and starfish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Crinoid. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Crinoid), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

A beautiful image and intriguing hook. No wonder it almost reached 5,000 hits! Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 21:26, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Prep 3Edit

Hi, the image hook I placed here was moved up to another queue. I've gone through several other possibilities, but keep finding problems with the nominations. Would you like to promote my Jeff's Gourmet Sausage Factory hook? Yoninah (talk) 21:25, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:24, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Yoninah (talk) 10:48, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Notocrinus virilisEdit

 On 16 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Notocrinus virilis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the deepwater crinoid Notocrinus virilis broods its young in pouches on its arms? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Notocrinus virilis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Notocrinus virilis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

feminist (talk) 02:16, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for BidniEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Prep 6Edit

Hi, there's a special occasion hook for May 23 that needs to go in this set. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 12:36, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 14:05, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Cwmhiraeth,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

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Trần dynasty military tactics and organization=Edit

Hi Cwmhiraeth I saw you added a sign on page Trần dynasty military tactics and organization, can you check it again, user HĐ and user LilHelpa had edits this page, I'm think it look good. Đông Minh (talk) 05:51, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

The article really needs attention from a copyeditor, preferably someone with proficiency in the language. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Bahía LomasEdit

 On 19 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bahía Lomas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that more than twenty species of cetaceans have been stranded on the mudflats of Bahía Lomas? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bahía Lomas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bahía Lomas), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Scaled piculetEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Scaled piculet at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 16:01, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lasaea rubraEdit

 On 20 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lasaea rubra, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when several of the small bivalve molluscs Lasaea rubra occupy the same rock crevice, they are likely to be clones? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lasaea rubra. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lasaea rubra), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Approval of pagesEdit

Mamallarnarashimavarman (talk) 03:52, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you so much Mamallarnarashimavarman (talk) 09:50, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Nubra RiverEdit

 On 21 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nubra River, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Nubra River rises from the Siachen Glacier, the second longest non-polar glacier in the world? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nubra River. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nubra River), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Pseudamphithoides incurvariaEdit

 On 22 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pseudamphithoides incurvaria, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the small crustacean Pseudamphithoides incurvaria builds itself a home out of forded sea tumbleweed, a brown seaweed that is distasteful to fish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pseudamphithoides incurvaria. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pseudamphithoides incurvaria), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Dictyota bartayresianaEdit

 On 22 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dictyota bartayresiana, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the small crustacean Pseudamphithoides incurvaria builds itself a home out of forded sea tumbleweed, a brown seaweed that is distasteful to fish? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dictyota bartayresiana), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Kingdom of the AuresEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Kingdom of the Aures at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! MX () 15:56, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Pagurus dalliEdit

 On 24 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pagurus dalli, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the whiteknee hermit crab is benefitted by the presence of the hedgehog hydroid but harmed by the barnacle Clistosaccus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pagurus dalli. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pagurus dalli), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Schuchertinia milleriEdit

 On 24 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Schuchertinia milleri, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the whiteknee hermit crab is benefitted by the presence of the hedgehog hydroid but harmed by the barnacle Clistosaccus? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Schuchertinia milleri), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for ClistosaccusEdit

 On 24 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Clistosaccus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the whiteknee hermit crab is benefitted by the presence of the hedgehog hydroid but harmed by the barnacle Clistosaccus? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Clistosaccus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Out of the depthsEdit

May
 
Rapeseed
... with thanks from QAI

You made my day with your bold solution, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. They told us on the radio to count the number of flowers on a square metre of lawn as we need to encourage our insect pollinators. I thought that was a stupid idea, as most people shave their lawns and as a result, they are devoid of flowers. Think of the millions of insects that are appreciating this splendid field of flowering rape. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:18, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
I do. Flowering of rape is in its last days here, was as splendid as last year when I took the pic. Lawn should become meadow, for the insects ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:54, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
The time sink continues. Perhaps better just approve, and let someone else do the promotion? Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:28, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
Believe it or not, today Six Motets, Op. 82 (Kiel) appeared! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Excellent. It took 90 days, I think. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:24, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

100,000 editsEdit

I have just been surprised to get a "thank you" notice which stated:

  • "You just made your hundred thousandth edit; thank you for an amazing contribution!" Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:54, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rook (bird)Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Rook (bird) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of J Milburn -- J Milburn (talk) 20:20, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kingdom of the AurèsEdit

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Scaled piculetEdit

 On 29 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Scaled piculet, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that despite being a fairly common bird, the scaled piculet is often overlooked because of its unobtrusive behaviour? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Scaled piculet. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Scaled piculet), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Wildlife of NigeriaEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Wildlife of Nigeria at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! RRD (talk) 04:45, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gersemia juliepackardaeEdit

 On 31 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gersemia juliepackardae, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the deep-sea coral species Gersemia juliepackardae was named for Julie Packard (pictured), executive director of Monterey Bay Aquarium, for her work as an ocean conservationist? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gersemia juliepackardae), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 May 2019Edit

BarnstarEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Congratulations on 100K edits, and thank you for your hard work behind the scenes at WP:DYK and WP:CUP (among other venues)! SounderBruce 02:20, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, thank you. And thanking you in turn for your quality articles on Washington, the MLS Cup etc. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:27, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for NiayesEdit

 On 2 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Niayes, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Niayes, a region of Senegal important for fishing, market gardening, cattle-grazing, and birds, is at risk of desertification? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Niayes. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Niayes), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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) 00:01, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for TunicotheresEdit

 On 3 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tunicotheres, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the pea crab Tunicotheres moseri lives inside the water-filled chamber of a sea squirt? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tunicotheres. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tunicotheres), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Airport malariaEdit

Cwmhiraeth, can you please stop by this nomination and see what needs to be done? The most recent post here was a question to you, though there may need to be more done by the nominator aside from this. Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:45, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

May 2019 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit

May 2019—Issue 002


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

  Cretoxyrhina by Macrophyseter
  Bramble Cay melomys by The lorax/Vanamonde93, reviewed by Jens Lallensack
  Chimpanzee by LittleJerry/Chiswick Chap, reviewed by Tim riley
  Spinophorosaurus by FunkMonk/Jens Lallensack, reviewed by Enwebb
  Trachodon mummy by Jens Lallensack, reviewed by Gog the Mild
  Megabat by Enwebb, reviewed by Jens Lallensack

Newly nominated FAs

  Spinophorosaurus by FunkMonk/Jens Lallensack
  Trachodon mummy by Jens Lallensack




Fundamental changes being discussed at WikiProject Biology

On 23 May, user Prometheus720 created a talk page post, "Revamp of Wikiproject Biology--Who is In?". In the days since, WP:BIOL has been bustling with activity, with over a dozen editors weighing in on this discussion, as well as several others that have subsequently spawned. An undercurrent of thought is that WP:BIOL has too many subprojects, preventing editors from easily interacting and stopping a "critical mass" of collaboration and engagement. Many mergers and consolidations of subprojects have been tentatively listed, with a consolidation of WikiProjects Genetics + Molecular and Cell Biology + Computational Biology + Biophysics currently in discussion. Other ideas being aired include updating old participants lists, redesigning project pages to make them more user-friendly, and clearly identifying long- and short-term goals.

Editor Spotlight: These editors want you to write about dinosaurs

Editors FunkMonk and Jens Lallensack had a very fruitful month, collaborating to bring two dinosaur articles to GA and then nominating them both for FA. They graciously decided to answer some questions for the first ToL Editor Spotlight, giving insight to their successful collaborations, explaining why you should collaborate with them, and also sharing some tidbits about their lives off-Wikipedia.

1) Enwebb: How long have you two been collaborating on articles?

  • Jens Lallensack: I started in the German Wikipedia in 2005 but switched to the English Wikipedia because of its very active dinosaur project. My first major collaboration with FunkMonk was on Heterodontosaurus in 2015.
  • FunkMonk: Yeah, we had interacted already on talk pages and through reviewing each other's articles, and at some point I was thinking of expanding Heterodontosaurus, and realised Jens had already written the German Wikipedia version, so it seemed natural to work together on the English one. Our latest collaboration was Spinophorosaurus, where by another coincidence, I had wanted to work on that article for the WP:Four Award, and it turned out that Jens had a German book about the expedition that found the dinosaur, which I wouldn't have been able to utilise with my meagre German skills. Between those, we also worked on Brachiosaurus, a wider Dinosaur Project collaboration between several editors.

2) Enwebb: Why dinosaurs?

  • JL: Because of the huge public interest in them. But dinosaurs are also highly interesting from a scientific point of view: key evolutionary innovations emerged within this group, such as warm-bloodedness, gigantism, and flight. Dinosaur research is, together with the study of fossil human remains, the most active field in paleontology. New scientific techniques and approaches tend to get developed within this field. Dinosaur research became increasingly interdisciplinary, and now does not only rely on various fields of biology and geology, but also on chemistry and physics, among others. Dinosaurs are therefore ideal to convey scientific methodology to the general public.
  • FM: As outlined above, dinosaurs have been described as a "gateway to science"; if you learn about dinosaurs, you will most likely also learn about a lot of scientific fields you would not necessarily be exposed to otherwise. On a more personal level, having grown up with and being influenced by various dinosaur media, it feels pretty cool to help spread knowledge about these animals, closest we can get to keeping them alive.

3) Enwebb: Why should other editors join you in writing articles related to paleontology? Are you looking to attract new editors, or draw in experienced editors from other areas of Wikipedia?

  • JL: Because we are a small but active and helpful community. Our Dinosaur collaboration, one of the very few active open collaborations in Wikipedia, makes high-level writing on important articles easier and more fun. Our collaboration is especially open to editors without prior experience in high-level writing. But we do not only write articles: several WikiProject Dinosaur participants are artists who do a great job illustrating the articles, and maintain an extensive and very active image review system. In fact, a number of later authors started with contributing images.
  • FM: Anyone who is interested in palaeontology is welcome to try writing articles, and we would be more than willing to help. I find that the more people that work on articles simultaneously with me, the more motivation I get to write myself. I am also one of those editors who started out contributing dinosaur illustrations and making minor edits, and only began writing after some years. But when I got to it, it wasn't as intimidating as I had feared, and I've learned a lot in the process. For example anatomy; if you know dinosaur anatomy, you have a very good framework for understanding the anatomy of other tetrapod animals, including humans.

4) Enwebb: Between the two of you, you have over 300 GA reviews. FunkMonk, you have over 250 of those. What keeps you coming back to review more articles?

  • FM: One of the main reasons I review GANs is to learn more about subjects that seem interesting (or which I would perhaps not come across otherwise). There are of course also more practical reasons, such as helping an article on its way towards FAC, to reduce the GAN backlog, and to "pay back" when I have a nomination up myself. It feels like a win-win situation where I can be entertained by interesting info, while also helping other editors get their nominations in shape, and we'll end up with an article that hopefully serves to educate a lot of people (the greater good).
  • JL: Because I enjoy reading Wikipedia articles and like to learn new things. In addition, reviews give me the opportunity to have direct contact with the authors, and help them to make their articles even better. This is quite rewarding for me personally. But I also review because I consider our GA and FA system to be of fundamental importance for Wikipedia. When I started editing Wikipedia (the German version), the article promotion reviews motivated me and improved my writing skills a lot. Submitting an article for review requires one to get serious and take additional steps to bring the article to the best quality possible. GAs and FAs are also a good starting point for readers, and may motivate them to become authors themselves.

5) Enwebb: What are your editing preferences? Any scripts or gadgets you find invaluable?

  • FM: One script that everyone should know about is the duplink highlight tool. It will show duplinks within the intro and body of a given article separately, and it seems a lot of people still don't know about it, though they are happy when introduced to it. I really liked the citationbot too (since citation consistency is a boring chore to me), but it seems to be blocked at the moment due to some technical issues.
  • JL: I often review using the Wikipedia Beta app on my smartphone, as it allows me to read without needing to sit in front of the PC. For writing, I find the reference management software Zotero invaluable, as it generates citation templates automatically, saving a lot of time.
    • Editor's note: I downloaded Zotero and tried it for the first time and think it is a very useful tool. More here.

6) Enwebb: What would surprise the ToL community to learn about your life off-wiki?

  • FM: Perhaps that I have no background in natural history/science, but work with animation and games. But fascination with and knowledge of nature and animals is actually very helpful when designing and animating characters and creatures, so it isn't that far off, and I can actually use some of the things I learn while writing here for my work (when I wrote the Dromaeosauroides article, it was partially to learn more about the animal for a design-school project).
  • JL: That I am actually doing research on dinosaurs. Though I avoid writing about topics I publish research on, my Wikipedia work helps me to keep a good general overview over the field, and quite regularly I can use what I learned while writing for Wikipedia for my research.

Get in touch with these editors regarding collaboration at WikiProject Dinosaurs!

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DYK for Calma glaucoidesEdit

 On 5 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Calma glaucoides, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Calma glaucoides has such a rich diet of eggs that it does not need an anus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Calma glaucoides. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Calma glaucoides), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Wyss Foundation and the Wyss Campaign for NatureEdit

Hello again! You helped with the African Parks project a while back, so I was wondering if I might be able to get some feedback on a similar project for the Wyss Foundation. Back in April, the entire "Wyss Campaign for Nature" section was removed from the Wyss Foundation article, which I submitted for review on behalf of the organization. The campaign is ongoing and has received significant coverage, so I'm wondering how the Wyss Campaign for Nature might be covered within the article. I've proposed adding back minimal mention of the campaign with past-focused language, as requested by User:Spintendo, the editor who removed the text. Might you be willing to share some feedback as well, or even update the article appropriately if you feel inclined?

Thanks for your consideration. Inkian Jason (talk) 18:22, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

@Inkian Jason: I am sorry you are having this problem because you are making every effort to stick by the rules for CoI editing and in my view, making a good job of it. However, I am reluctant to get involved in a content-related issue or contradict another editor. Let's see what happens as a result of the discussion on the article talk page, and if it reaches an impasse, I might add something about the campaign to the article myself. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:50, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
No problem, I understand. Thanks for replying. Inkian Jason (talk) 19:01, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
I am still hoping for a second opinion, if you're willing. User:Spintendo has provided feedback but my concern is the information (if added per his suggestion) would have no context for readers. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:35, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for updating the article. Might you be willing to review this request to add one additional sentence as well? Thanks again either way. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:17, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Dadia ForestEdit

 On 6 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dadia Forest, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Dadia is the only European forest in which the four native European species of vulture can be found? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dadia Forest. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dadia Forest), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Wildlife of LiberiaEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Wildlife of Liberia at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:16, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination for Kainji National ParkEdit

I completed a review at Template:Did you know nominations/Kainji National Park, and noted one concern. I look forward to seeing this on the main page. Thanks in advance. Flibirigit (talk) 03:31, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Image?Edit

I thought that the black person pictured on the Dutch painting (prep 3) almost needed the image, for place in time and style, and being notable for being the first black person pictured on such a painting. If not, please add some time, as mentioned in the nom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: My thinking on the image was that de Bruin is such a minor part of the picture, almost merging into the background, with the main figure not being important enough to have his own article. If the subject of the article had been the painting, then I would have used the image, but as it was about the ex-slave, I thought not. I considered that the inclusion of the dates in the hook was awkward and thought that mention of the Dutch Republic was sufficient to indicate the period in which he lived. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:50, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Understand most, but hw does Dutch Republic give a time frame? Who will click that? For others it may appear just as a synonym for Netherlands. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:13, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Calyptraeotheres garthiEdit

 On 10 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Calyptraeotheres garthi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi effectively castrates its slipper limpet host, but breeding resumes if the crab is removed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Calyptraeotheres garthi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Calyptraeotheres garthi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Florence FangEdit

Surely it deserves the picture slot in another set? This is a gift we should not refuse. Philafrenzy (talk) 07:58, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

You already have the picture slot in Prep 6 and I think the Fang hook will garner plenty of interest in the quirky position. There are just too many nominations with good, relevant images for them all to be promoted to image slots. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:28, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Göreme National ParkEdit

 On 12 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Göreme National Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the landscape of Göreme National Park (pictured) has been formed by volcanic activity followed by erosion? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Göreme National Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Göreme National Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Patella ferrugineaEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Patella ferruginea at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:48, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

ID questionEdit

I was hoping you (or someone you know) could help us identify the correct species of bubble coral surrounding the feather duster in the taxobox image at Sabellastarte spectabilis. The discussion is on my User talk:Atsme#Coral question. Thanks in advance... Atsme Talk 📧 21:20, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

@Atsme: Sorry, I don't know at all. On one occasion when I thought a starfish was misidentified in an image, I asked the starfish expert Christopher Mah through his website and he graciously replied and identified it correctly. You could do likewise with a Pacific coral expert. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 04:55, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Cw. Atsme Talk 📧 09:41, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hevsel GardensEdit

 On 13 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hevsel Gardens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Hevsel Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have been compared to the Garden of Eden? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hevsel Gardens. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hevsel Gardens), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wildlife of LiberiaEdit

 On 14 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wildlife of Liberia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the wildlife of Liberia, the rarest mammal may be the Liberian mongoose? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wildlife of Liberia. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wildlife of Liberia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Cycloseris cyclolitesEdit

 On 15 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cycloseris cyclolites, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that if the disc coral Cycloseris cyclolites gets buried in sediment, it can "float" itself free? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cycloseris cyclolites. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cycloseris cyclolites), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curatedEdit

Thanks for reviewing The Demons of Eden, Cwmhiraeth.

Winged Blades of Godric has gone over this page again and marked it as unpatrolled. Their note is:

This, in it's current state, fails WP:NBOOK by a mile or so. I have a feeling that this will be eventually merged to Lydia Cacho but need to do a detailed search for literary reviews.

Please contact Winged Blades of Godric for any further query. Thanks.

Message delivered via the Page Curation tool, on behalf of the reviewer.

WBGconverse 08:52, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Also, Sally L. Wood ought have been marked as a stub. WBGconverse 09:13, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Same for Melynda Price; stub.
Also, what (in your view) is her claim to notability? Please mention the relevant point(s) of NACADEMIC. WBGconverse 09:16, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
With a backlog of over 5000 articles, you might more usefully patrol new articles yourself rather than spend your time checking mine and complaining here about my inadequacies. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:28, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
That's a poor response and you need to be held accountable for your patrols. I also believe that the above query is reasonably polite and rational, when contrasted with your response.
Furthermore, quality>>>quantity and that there are 5000 (or 50,000) articles in the queue does not entitle bad reviews.
FWIW, I am not checking your reviews and if you see, all the above 3 articles were created by the same user. And, I got involved only after reviewing 2 of her newly-created articles. WBGconverse 09:33, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Leptopentacta elongataEdit

 On 16 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Leptopentacta elongata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea cucumber Leptopentacta elongata has a U-shaped or S-shaped body and occupies a burrow in the seabed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Leptopentacta elongata. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Leptopentacta elongata), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Raet National ParkEdit

 On 16 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Raet National Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Raet is a moraine? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Raet National Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Raet National Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Patella ferrugineaEdit

 On 18 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Patella ferruginea, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Al Hoceima National Park is one of the few locations where the giant ribbed Mediterranean limpet (pictured) survives? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Patella ferruginea. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Patella ferruginea), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Al Hoceima National ParkEdit

 On 18 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Al Hoceima National Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Al Hoceima National Park is one of the few locations where the giant ribbed Mediterranean limpet (pictured) survives? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Al Hoceima National Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Themiste pyroidesEdit

 On 19 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Themiste pyroides, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the marine worm Themiste pyroides is unusual in that it forms swarms when breeding? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Themiste pyroides. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Themiste pyroides), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Asplenium fontanumEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Asplenium fontanum at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! – Teratix 10:31, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Did_you_know#PulledEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Did_you_know#Pulled. WBGconverse 15:08, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

To quote from WP:CIR:- The ability to understand their own abilities and competencies, and avoid editing in areas where their lack of skill and/or knowledge causes them to create significant errors for others to clean up. WBGconverse 15:10, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the heads up. I have that page on my watchlist, so I would have seen the discussion. While talking of competence, look at this mess for an example of incompetence. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:21, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Much better than sending rubbish to the main page and then, maintaining silence, when people are calling you out. WBGconverse 09:53, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
Not so. Leaving a page in a mess like that was very bad. Your recent edit to the article Rook (bird) seem to indicate that you are trolling me. I have no particular quarrel with you, so please leave me alone. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:03, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rook (bird)Edit

The article Rook (bird) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Rook (bird) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of J Milburn -- J Milburn (talk) 20:42, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wildlife of GreeceEdit

 On 24 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wildlife of Greece, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the varied wildlife of Greece are more than 5,000 species of vascular plant and about 450 species of bird? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wildlife of Greece. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wildlife of Greece), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Erythrina berteroanaEdit

 On 25 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Erythrina berteroana, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that pieces of the small tree Erythrina berteroana are used to make living fence posts? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Erythrina berteroana. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Erythrina berteroana), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Golem (Casken opera)Edit

Cwmhiraeth, I wasn't sure whether you'd seen that Gerda Arendt recently replied to your most recent review here. I hope that the issues you had have all been addressed now. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:38, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/IM 67118Edit

Cwmhiraeth, in your review response here you use the words "good to go", but there's no icon to indicate that the nomination as a whole has been approved. Can you please stop by to see whether this should have an icon, and if so, add it? Many thanks, and thanks for ticking that nomination I mentioned here earlier today. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:04, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Brachystegia eurycomaEdit

 On 27 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Brachystegia eurycoma, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the ripe seed pods of Brachystegia eurycoma burst explosively and throw out the large disc-shaped seeds? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Brachystegia eurycoma. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Brachystegia eurycoma), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Halocynthia igabojaEdit

 On 28 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Halocynthia igaboja, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea hedgehog is a cannibal? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Halocynthia igaboja. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Halocynthia igaboja), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wildlife of SenegalEdit

 On 30 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wildlife of Senegal, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the wildlife of Senegal includes a critically-endangered subspecies of the giant eland and the common Senegal one-striped grass mouse? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wildlife of Senegal. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wildlife of Senegal), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Senegal one-striped grass mouseEdit

 On 30 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Senegal one-striped grass mouse, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the wildlife of Senegal includes a critically-endangered subspecies of the giant eland and the common Senegal one-striped grass mouse? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Senegal one-striped grass mouse), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Cwmhiraeth,

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.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

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.

Backlog

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.

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The June 2019 Signpost is out!Edit

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)

DYK for Cycloseris distortaEdit

 On 3 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cycloseris distorta, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the free-living, solitary coral Cycloseris distorta (pictured) can subdivide its stony skeleton and form two new individuals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cycloseris distorta. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cycloseris distorta), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Help with understanding an article reviewEdit

Good afternoon, prynhawn dda. I would like to ask for your help please. This morning I received a notice to say that an article I prepared recently, Kinderling Kids Radio, had been reviewed by you.

I have tried to find what the review does, where it is, what it means, etc. and have been unsuccessful in doing so. Could you please let me know what you did and where it is, if it is something I am allowed to view. Many thanks. Dane|Geld 11:23, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

I was reviewing the article as part of "New page patrolling" as explained here. All new pages are inspected as soon as possible to ensure they conform to Wikipedia policies and are suitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia. The review only really consists of a brief inspection as illustrated by the basic flowchart on top right of that page. Da boch chi. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:35, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Pardon?Edit

Re: this, the round ended on June 28 and I logged those entries on June 28. I don't care that much, but I don't follow how it was "too late". – Muboshgu (talk) 17:39, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

@Muboshgu: With DYKs and other content, you have 14 days to submit your claim according to the rules. Two of your DYKs and your GA were submitted outside the 14 day period. Kate Gallego for example appeared on the main page on 29 May, and you submitted it for the WikiCup on 28 June. Similarly Unwritten rules of baseball appeared on 16 May, and Edgar Martínez became a GA on June 1st, and both were submitted on June 28th. If they had been a day or two late I might have been more relaxed about them, but if I had allowed your three late submissions to stand, you would have gone through to Round 4 and someone else would have been excluded, and that did not seem fair. Sorry about that, in such cases it is not possible to make decisions that please everyone. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:06, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
I was not aware of that rule. No matter. I probably wouldn't have made it past the new round anyway. – Muboshgu (talk) 00:03, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

June 2019 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit

June 2019—Issue 003


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

  Masked booby by Casliber and Aa77zz, reviewed by Jens Lallensack
  Rook (bird) by Cwmhiraeth, reviewed by J Milburn
  Vernonopterus by Ichthyovenator, reviewed by Super Dromaeosaurus
  Campylocephalus by Ichthyovenator, reviewed by Super Dromaeosaurus
  Unionopterus by Super Dromaeosaurus, reviewed by Ashorocetus
  Big Cat, Little Cat by Barkeep49, reviewed by J Milburn
  Félicette by Kees08, reviewed by Nova Crystallis

Newly nominated content

  Masked booby by Casliber
  Adelophthalmidae
  Plains zebra by LittleJerry
  Letter-winged kite by Casliber



Relative WikiWork
Project name Relative WikiWork
Cats
4.79
Fisheries and fishing
4.9
Dogs
4.91
Viruses
4.91
ToL
4.94
Cetaceans
4.97
Primates
4.98
Sharks
5.04
All wikiprojects average
5.05
Dinosaurs
5.12
Equine
5.15
Bats
5.25
Mammals
5.32
Aquarium fishes
5.35
Hypericaceae
5.38
Turtles
5.4
Birds
5.46
Australian biota
5.5
Marine life
5.54
Animals
5.56
Paleontology
5.57
Rodents
5.58
Amphibians and Reptiles
5.64
Fungi
5.65
Bivalves
5.66
Plants
5.67
Algae
5.68
Arthropods
5.69
Hymenoptera
5.72
Microbiology
5.72
Cephalopods
5.74
Fishes
5.76
Ants
5.79
Gastropods
5.8
Spiders
5.86
Insects
5.9
Beetles
5.98
Lepidoptera
5.98
Spineless editors overwhelmed by stubs

Within the Tree of Life and its many subprojects, there is an abundance of stubs. Welcome to Wikipedia, what's new, right? However, based on all wikiprojects listed (just over two thousand), the Tree of Life project is worse off in average article quality than most. Based on the concept of relative WikiWork (the average number of "steps" needed to have a project consisting of all featured articles (FAs), where stub status → FA consists of six steps), only seven projects within the ToL have an average rating of "start class" or better. Many projects, particularly those involving invertebrates, hover at an average article quality slightly better than a stub. With relative WikiWorks of 5.98 each, WikiProject Lepidoptera and WikiProject Beetles have the highest relative WikiWork of any project. Given that invertebrates are incredibly speciose, it may not surprise you that many articles about them are lower quality. WikiProject Beetles, for example, has over 20 times more articles than WikiProject Cats. Wikipedia will always be incomplete, so we should take our relatively low WikiWork as motivation to write more articles that are also better in quality.

Editor Spotlight: Showing love to misfit taxa

We're joined for this month's Editor Spotlight by NessieVL, a long-time contributor who lists themselves as a member of WikiProject Fungus, WikiProject Algae, and WikiProject Cephalopods.

1) Enwebb: How did you come to edit articles about organisms and taxonomic groups?

  • Nessie: The main force, then and now, driving me to create or edit articles is thinking "Why isn't there an article on that on Wikipedia?" Either I'll read about some rarely-sighted creature in the deep sea or find something new on iNaturalist and want to learn more. First stop (surprise!) is Wikipedia, and many times there is just a stub or no page at all. Sometimes I just add the source that got me to the article, not sometimes I go deep and try to get everything from the library or online journals and put it all in an article. The nice thing about taxa is the strong precedent that all accepted extant taxa are notable, so one does not need to really worry about doing a ton of research and having the page get removed. I was super worried about this as a new editor: I still really dislike conflict so if I can avoid it I do. Anyway, the most important part is stitching an article in to the rest of Wikipedia: Linking all the jargon, taxonomers, pollinators, etc., adding categories, and putting in the correct WikiProjects. Recently I have been doing more of the stitching-in stuff with extant articles. The last deep-dive article I made was Karuka at the end of last year, which is a bit of a break for me. I guess it's easier to do all the other stuff on my tablet while watching TV.

2) Enwebb: Many editors in the ToL are highly specialized on a group of taxa. A look at your recently created articles includes much diversity, though, with viruses, bacteria, algae, and cnidarians all represented—are there any commonalities for the articles you work on? Would you say you're particularly interested in certain groups?

  • Nessie: I was a nerd from a time when that would get you beat up, so I like odd things and underdogs. I also avoid butting heads, so not only do I find siphonophores and seaweeds fascinating I don't have to worry about stepping on anyone's toes. I go down rabbitholes where I start writing an article like Mastocarpus papillatus because I found some growing on some rocks, then in my research I see it is parasitized by Pythium porphyrae, which has no article, and how can that be for an oomycete that oddly lives in the ocean and also attacks my tasty nori. So then I wrote that article and that got me blowing off the dust on other Oomycota articles, encouraged by the pull of propagating automatic taxoboxes. Once you've done the taxonomy template for the genus, well then you might as well do all the species now that the template is taken care of for them too. and so on until I get sucked in somewhere else. I think it's good to advocate for some of these 'oddball' taxa as it makes it easier for editors to expand their range from say plants to the pathogenic microorganisms of their favorite plant.
My favorite clades though, It's hard to pick for a dilettante like me. I like working on virus taxonomy, but I can't think of a specific virus species that I am awed by. Maybe Tulip breaking virus for teaching us economics or Variola virus for having so many smallpox deities, one of which was popularly sung about by Desi Arnaz and then inspired the name of a cartoon character who was then misremembered and then turned into a nickname for Howard Stern's producer Gary Dell'Abate. Sorry, really had to share that chain, but for a species that's not a staple food it probably has the most deities. But anyway, for having the most species that wow me, I love a good fungus or algae, but that often is led by my stomach. Also why I seem to research so many plant articles. You can't eat siphonophores, at least I don't, but they are fascinating with their federalist colonies of zooids. Bats are all amazing, but the task force seems to have done so much I feel the oomycetes and slime moulds need more love. Same thing with dinosaurs (I'm team Therizinosaurus though). But honestly, every species has that one moment in the research where you just go, wow, that's so interesting. For instance, I loved discovering that the picture-winged fly (Delphinia picta) has a mating dance that involves blowing bubbles. Now I keep expecting them to show me when they land on my arm, but no such luck yet.

3) Enwebb: I noticed that many of your recent edits utilize the script Rater, which aids in quickly reassessing the quality and importance of an article. Why is it important to update talk page assessments of articles? I also noticed that the quality rating you assign often aligns with ORES, a script that uses machine-learning to predict article quality. Coincidence?

  • Nessie: I initially started focusing on WikiProject talk page templates because they seem to be the key to data collecting and maintenance for articles, much more so than categories. This is where you note of an article needs an image, or audio, or a range map. It's how the cleanup listing bot sorts articles, and how Plantdrew does his automated taxobox usage stats. The latter inspired me to look for articles on organisms that are not assigned to any ToL WikiProjects which initially was in the thousands. I got it down to zero with just copypasta so you can imagine I was excited when I saw the rater tool. Back then I rated everything stub/low because it was faster: I couldn't check every article for the items on the B-class checklists. Plus each project has their own nuances to rating scales and I thought the editors in the individual projects would take it from there. I also thought all species were important, so how can I choose a favorite? Now it is much easier with the rater tool and the apparent consensus with Abductive's method of rating by the pageviews (0-9 views/day is low, 10-99 is med, 100-999 is high...). For the quality I generally go by the ORES rating, you caught me. It sometimes is thrown off by a long list of species or something, but it's generally good for stub to C: above that needs formal investigation and procedures I am still learning about. It seems that in the ToL projects we don't focus so much on getting articles to GA/FA so it's been harder to pick up. It was a little culture shock when I went on the Discord server and it seemed everyone was obsessed with getting articles up in quality. I think ToL is focusing on all the missing taxa and (re)organizing it all, which when you already have articles on every anime series or whatever you can focus on bulking the articles up more. In any event, on my growing to-do list is trying to get an article up to FA or GA and learn the process that way so I can better do the quality ratings and not just kick the can down the road.

4) Enwebb: What, if anything, can ToL and its subprojects do to better support collaboration and coordination among editors? How can we improve?

  • Nessie: I mentioned earlier that the projects are the main way maintenance is done. And it is good that we have a bunch of subprojects that let those tasks get broken up into manageable pieces. Frankly I'm amazed anything gets done with WikiProject Plants with how huge its scope is. Yet this not only parcels out the work but the discussion as well. A few editors like Peter coxhead and Plantdrew keep an eye on many of the subprojects and spread the word, but it's still easy for newer editors to get a little lost. There should be balance between the lumping and splitting. The newsletter helps by crossing over all the WikiProjects, and if the discord channel picked up that would help too. Possibly the big Enwiki talk page changes will help as well.

5) Enwebb: What would surprise the ToL community to learn about your life off-Wikipedia?

  • Nessie: I'm not sure anything would be surprising. I focus on nature offline too, foraging for mushrooms or wild plants and trying to avoid ticks and mosquitos. I have started going magnet fishing lately, more to help clean up the environment than in the hopes of finding anything valuable. But it would be fun to find a weapon and help solve a cold case or something.
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Nottinghamshire sex abuse allegationsEdit

Thanks for tagging Nottinghamshire sex abuse allegations. I have added a navbox so I think this will create plenty of links to the article. Mock wurzel soup (talk) 13:52, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wildlife of NigeriaEdit

 On 5 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wildlife of Nigeria, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the wildlife of Nigeria includes 940 species of bird and all eight known species of West African mangrove? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wildlife of Nigeria. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wildlife of Nigeria), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kainji National ParkEdit

 On 7 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kainji National Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that among the wetland animals in Kainji National Park are two species of crocodile, four of turtle, the African manatee, the hippopotamus, and the clawless otter? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kainji National Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kainji National Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

WWII black-and-white people imagesEdit

Hi, we seem to have a glut of WWII black-and-white people images on the approved page. Right now one is scheduled to run every 3-4 days. Meanwhile, we have a lot more and colorful people images to run. I'm going to move the XIX Army Corps hook in Prep 5 further along when more prep sets open up, and would appreciate your promoting something other than WWII black-and-white people images for a while. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:11, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

By the way, I object to your removing the tallest building in Africa from the image slot. I had asked David Levy if he could straighten the image up and trim it a bit, and I suggest we move it to a later image slot when one becomes available. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:15, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
If he could straighten it, that's fine. I moved it because the crooked image looks very odd, almost like a child's building set. Yoninah (talk) 09:31, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mount Oku ratEdit

 On 10 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mount Oku rat, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although living on the same mountain, the Mount Oku rat is endangered by habitat destruction, while the Mittendorf's striped grass mouse is not? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mount Oku rat. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mount Oku rat), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

valereee (talk) 00:01, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mittendorf's striped grass mouseEdit

 On 10 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mittendorf's striped grass mouse, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although living on the same mountain, the Mount Oku rat is endangered by habitat destruction, while the Mittendorf's striped grass mouse is not? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mittendorf's striped grass mouse), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for FlywayEdit

 On 11 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Flyway, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that flyways used by migrating wetland birds have traditional staging points where they can rebuild their energy reserves? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Flyway. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Flyway), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Tiny the WonderEdit

Thanks, but I really think we are missing a trick if we don't use the cropped image in the nom for Tiny. It's graphically strong and much more interesting than the White House lawn which is, well, a lawn, for a building that everyone is familiar with. Can we swop or find another set for Tiny? Philafrenzy (talk) 07:23, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

@Philafrenzy: I was anticipating you might ask that, and in fact Yoninah has already swapped it with the White House lawn hook. I thought the "Tiny" image was difficult to understand at thumbnail size and resembled an earthenware vase with decorations on the side against a dark background! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:32, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Government College BidaEdit

For the record, any process errors that have occurred here are entirely mine, despite my two edit summaries 1, 2. I did not examine the original page move carefully when I originally moved the page out of mainspace. Retro (talk | contribs) 14:46, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

@Retro: Well, I was confused too, first I tried to improve "Government college Bida", but when I tried to move it to the correctly capitalised name, I found that there was already an article Government College Bida, that had been created today. Next I checked the new article for copyvios, which incidentally Earwig did not identify, and found that the whole thing was copied from the three different sources it quoted. I could have nominated it for speedy deletion but think that the school is notable, so now the article is a two sentence stub waiting for revdel. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:29, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
By "Earwig", I assume you mean the copyvio tool?
I appreciate you outlining your thought process. I'm always interested in hearing how experienced editors like yourself approach various matters, since you have probably developed efficient workflows and there seems to be an area of discretion that is not covered by policies and guidelines (though I do not necessarily think such matters should be the domain of P&G, per WP:CREEP). Retro (talk | contribs) 18:02, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
I had watchlisted the page when I draftified a previous version a few weeks ago. I have warned the creator about copyvios, but he hasn't taken much notice and has since created another page riddled with copyvios Federal Government Girls College Bida. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:14, 14 July 2019 (UTC).

DYK for Omo Forest ReserveEdit

 On 15 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Omo Forest Reserve, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Strombosia pustulata is one of over two hundred species of tree growing in the Omo Forest Reserve? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Omo Forest Reserve. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Omo Forest Reserve), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Strombosia pustulataEdit

 On 15 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Strombosia pustulata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Strombosia pustulata is one of over two hundred species of tree growing in the Omo Forest Reserve? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Strombosia pustulata), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Murtaja QureirisEdit

Hi. It's a long time that I have suggested my DYK. On 20 June 2019 my hook approved as your comment, but has never published yet. Why didn't my hook publish in queue( the main page)?Forest90 (talk) 08:08, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

@Forest90: Basically because there is a backlog of approved nominations that currently stands at 175. Hook sets contain 8 hooks so 80 appear on the main page every 10 days. Your hook will probably appear by the end of July. You can see your nomination on the approved page, waiting its turn. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:52, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Ok, I'll wait, Thanks.Forest90 (talk) 09:21, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Anopheles funestusEdit

 On 17 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Anopheles funestus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in South Africa, the mosquito Anopheles funestus used to breed in fast-moving streams but now prefers swamps? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Anopheles funestus. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Anopheles funestus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 17 July 2019 (UTC)


Page indicatedEdit

Please, You can tell me which, It´s the page to report an evasion of a blocked user. He vandalized a article. Thank you --Historiadormundo (talk) 14:40, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

You probably mean this page. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:07, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Return to the user page of "Cwmhiraeth".