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Would you know if there is something to...Edit

...sort this this kind of mess? Is there a template calling for a bot or whatever, to re-arrange the list in alphabetical order? I am asking because doing it manually is really tiresome. Thanx. Cinadon36 (talk) 12:03, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Extended content
#!/usr/bin/env python
import re, operator

class item(object):
    def __init__(self,name,contents):
        self.name = name
        self.contents = contents
    #https://stackoverflow.com/a/1535375/879266
    def __repr__(self):
        return "<item name:%s contents:%s>" % (self.name, self.contents)
    def __str__(self):
        return "item: %s" % (self.name)

text = clipboard.get_clipboard()
array = []

for line in text.splitlines():
    name = re.findall(r'\|\s*last\d*\s*=\s*([^\}]+)\s*[\|}]',line)
    if name:
        name = name[0].strip()
    else:
        name = re.findall(r'\|\s*title\d*\s*=\s*([^\|}]+)\s*[\|}]',line)
        if name:
            name = name[0].strip()
        else:
            name = 'null'
    array.append(item(name,line))
array = sorted(array, key=operator.attrgetter('name'))
text = ''
for each in array:
	text += each.contents+'\n'
clipboard.fill_clipboard(text.strip())
@Cinadon36, above is the jury-rigged code that I use to alphabetize bulleted refs in my clipboard. You can trigger it with a tool such as autokey. Personally, when redoing a bibliography on a major article, I'd most likely rewrite the refs from scratch using OCLC data+WP:Zotero, considering how many of the existing citations are incomplete. czar 03:40, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I used to have some Python code on my laptop that fixed this sort of error (among others). I've been thinking about finding it an cleaning it up... but I would have no idea how to do anything similar with a bot... Lingzhi2 ♦ (talk) 03:44, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks both of you for your answers. I do not know though, they seem a little complicated for me. I also use some citation apps but it is for newbies like me. If I need help in the future, I will knock your door again. Cinadon36 (talk) 22:10, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Cinadon36, by the by, I already have most of those books in my citation manager (though perhaps not the exact editions), so depending on what you'd like and whether all of those citations will remain in the article, I could also help with tidying the bibliography, if useful. czar 22:15, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

ToggleEdit

Hey, would you like to try out test version? If so, change User:Lingzhi/reviewsourcecheck.js to User:Lingzhi2/reviewsourcecheck-test.js. Adds a little link to "Chk ref fmt" in toolbox left side of page. Default is NOT CHECK; click button to check... I haven't tested it all ..... Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:21, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Oops no doesn't work correctly. each press runs script again and again with accumulating error text sorry maybe later. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:24, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
    • hey it seems to work now. Sorry took so long. First traveling then get caught up in another project. Please help me test... change User:Lingzhi/reviewsourcecheck.js to User:Lingzhi2/reviewsourcecheck-test.js. The link doesn't show up on the side amy more; it's on the "MORE" tab atop the page. Please let me know if you see probs.... If not I will make it go live... tks! ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 10:44, 2 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello, just a note to say that User:Lingzhi2/reviewsourcecheck has been update to add the option to toggle it on or off.

The installed script will add a tab to the drop-down tab at the top, located between the 'watchlist star' and the search box (using the vector.js skin). The tab toggles between "Hide ref check" and "Show ref check" with displaying the errors as the default option. Please do drop me a line if you have any problems or suggestions. Tks. ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 15:13, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

  • It seems to be done. I'd appreciate it if you'd try it out for a while and let me know if it has any kinks. Happy Chinese New Year, btw. ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 05:57, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

We the People Will Fund the WallEdit

Just FYI at the time I removed it, it was showing as below... I'm guessing no url had been entered in Wikidata yet. But I routinely check Category:Official website missing URL. Just wanted you to know why I removed it. :-) --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 17:42, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

  • No URL found. Please specify a URL here or add one to Wikidata.
@Zackmann08, hm, strange. Maybe it was a caching issue. I added the URL to Wikidata immediately after adding the template. czar 10:57, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
General tip: Add it at Wikidata first as sometimes it is caching. --Izno (talk) 13:23, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Was tricky in this case since I had to get the official website link whitelisted (or, the hack, temporarily remove it in Wikidata until the article first let me save the template). Anyway, resolved now! czar 14:05, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
My soul hurt for having to read that. In at least two ways (one the workflow way, one the 'spam' way). --Izno (talk) 14:24, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Help with User:HotArticlesBot/Config.jsonEdit

Hey czar, I noticed you can make changes to the Hot Articles bot configuration at User:HotArticlesBot/Config.json. I left a note at the bot operator's talk page a week ago and got no response, so am coming here: There are 4 consecutive projects that have the target page configured incorrectly in the code: they use "Wikipedia:Wikiproject" rather than the correct CamelCase "Wikipedia:WikiProject". Could you correct the code for these four so the correct page gets updated? Thanks, UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:35, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@UnitedStatesian, fixed! czar 10:51, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! UnitedStatesian (talk) 12:00, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Greg Williams (American football coach)Edit

The article you just deleted has been updated to reflect that Greg Williams is notable due to his playing career as well as his extensive coaching career. There are many articles (that are less in depth than this) for other coaches throughout the NFL, who have far less experience. Please consider allowing this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Turtleturtle00 (talkcontribs) 23:36, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

ANI noticeEdit

I don't know what point you thought you were making with a response like this, but it really didn't fill me with confidence that you're going to desist with your tendentious editing. So...

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Homeostasis07 (talk) 02:41, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Clinton FordEdit

Despite closing the AfD as a delete, you haven't deleted Clinton Ford (painter). Regards, Jovanmilic97 (talk) 10:19, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

re Menna ElfynEdit

Please use Talk page for discussion. Then people can respond if need be. Bmcln1 (talk) 11:39, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Usually this is only done when there is something to discuss, started by the person who wants to discuss it. In any event, appears we're in agreement. czar 02:53, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Czar!Edit

You posted in my talk page some days ago! I´m very interested in help in the wiki project anarchism but I don´t know where to start.

Since most of the time I edit and try to improve the navigational boxes templates related to anarchism, socialism and libertarianism, I have some ideas to get the portal more friendly, like I try to do with the navboxes, I don´t know where I can show and discuss these ideas. But in the articles itself I don´t know what can I do since most of my knoledge on anarchism still comes mainly from the Afaq. I´m opened to suggestions on what I can do to the project!

ps: I´ve found very usefull this wikipedia guideline Wikipedia:Anarchism referencing guidelines specily the section of reliable publishers (Anarchy Archives, Anti-State.com, Libcom and Infoshop News).

Ogat (talk) 15:42, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ogat, nice, welcome! I just put some advice in this "How can I help?" page as a place to start, but if you let me know what else you're into, I can suggest other areas. I'll also post some other ideas on the project talk page. Navboxes tend to not require much maintenance once set up, but if you like that sort of tinkering, you might appreciate categories. I put a blurb about category cleanup in that "How can I help?" page. And re: Wikipedia:Anarchism referencing guidelines, eh... that page looks severely outdated. I'd start with books by academic publishers (searchable in Google Books) and articles in academic databases, and unfortunately I don't think any of the four publishers you mentioned should be considered reliable for statements of fact (no editorial process/pedigree). Kind of hard to believe that they were at some point. I'll clean that up. czar 17:38, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
@Czar, I´ll see if I find some stub to expand or if I help in categorizing some articles! The navboxes, not only anarchy related but in general, are things that I relly like on wikipedia, for me they are like "mini-portals", I'm thinking in some improvements to he aarchism navbox, but I want to show first the "preview" that I made in a simple image editor just to preview the idea. Is there other way where the people involved in this project talk more easy than here, like telegram or other messaging software? (thanks for the advice about the publishers in that referencing guideline!) Ogat 14:09, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
@Czar Oh, and another doubt: Do you know if there is any proxy for the wiki site "Anarchopedia"? I didn´t find any mirror. Ogat 14:16, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ogat, great! English WP users in general use IRC and Discord for live chat, if that helps. And the Internet Archive has a backup of Anarchopedia, but its quality was never very high. (I'd think that our content has surpassed it by this point.) czar 03:51, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Czar:, editors from the anarchism project preferer discord or irc to chat? I think it would be easier and quickier to talk in a instant platform! I´ll see the anarcopedia in the internetarchive. I noticed that the italian wikipedia have an article for this ended wiki, but here on english wikipedia there is not, and it´s aparently forbidden, saturday I wanted to translate the italian article and I found that it was locked. Do you know why? Ogat 14:18, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ogat, most editors communicate on-wiki but feel free to propose otherwise to the group. I'm on the Discord sometimes but I've found that most editors prefer to communicate asynchronously. As for why some topics have articles and others don't, check out our general notability guideline and this summary. Essentially, unless reliable, secondary sources discuss Anarchopedia with some degree of depth, we'd need to base the entire article on primary sources and original research, which goes against what we're about. Some other language Wikipedias have more lax notability policies, but then again, they also have fewer editors, so sometimes it just takes them longer for some articles to be deleted. As for translations, I believe the content translation tool requires a certain permission level. czar 01:45, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Zombieland 2Edit

Hello! Please move Draft:Zombieland TooZombieland 2 — Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 16:37, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done czar 02:55, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Possible help with the No Russian articleEdit

Hi there!

So I've been a bit preoccupied with school over the last few months, and was for a while burnt out with editing. But I've recently got back into it and I'm trying to bring the No Russian article up to FA status. It's a rather dense article for a single level, but as I'm sure your aware, it deserves to have a dense and detailed article. Right now I was just wondering if there was anything you could do to help, like a mock peer review. Nothing major, I just wanted to know what else I can do. Right now I still have to add more information about the initial reception from both gaming journalists and major new publications, the British parliament debating the content of the level, more analysis from research papers about the impact of No Russian, and the possible connection to the 2011 Norway Attacks. Thank you! Famous Hobo (talk) 23:13, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

@Famous Hobo, welcome back! Left a quick/brief peer review. Feel free to ping me there if you need anything czar 02:49, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Grace Ueng - Deleted?Edit

To Whom This May Concern,

I understand that Grace Ueng's wikipedia page was deleted because it did not meet the general notability guideline, but even after doing a lot of research into what that means, I still do not understand why exactly the page was taken down. She had MIT Tech Review (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/411472/grace-w-ueng-87/), Audrey Magazine (http://kore.am/audreys-women-of-influence-grace-ueng-founder-and-ceo-of-savvy-marketing-group-with-web-exclusives/), Inc Magazine (https://www.inc.com/magazine/20091001/ceo-passions-outdoor-cycling.html), and other secondary sources.

I was wondering if there's any way to restore her wiki. If there is no clear way, could I please at least have the content in Grace Ueng's deleted wikipedia page sent to my email? Thank you so much!

Best Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dm7970 (talkcontribs) 07:30, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Dm7970, those sources were used in previous versions of the article, and the first and third sources remained in the version under discussion. My involvement in the discussion was limited to assessing its consensus, so you would have to ask those editors to know more about their process. My independent assessment would ask what about this sourcing gives us enough content to write an article that does justice to the subject? The MIT piece is an alumni piece, and the Inc. piece is fluffy, about a hobby. If Ueng is known as a businesswoman, a reader would expect the biography to be about that acumen, not her biking regimen. If you have additional sources that were not considered, I'd first show them to the discussion's participants. If the other editors agree that they missed valuable sourcing, it would be no problem to restore the article or re-open a draft for review. Also I should mention, based on the article's history, that if you have an association with the subject or registered prior Wikipedia accounts, our policy is that you disclose this in a prominent location, such as your user page. czar 01:41, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
As I was one of the editors involved, Czar's questioning/assessment is on-point. Those sources are not sufficient; we need multiple independent reliable sources covering the topic in depth. All the sources I found were either a) dependent or b) did not cover her in depth. The one you add above is no different. --Izno (talk) 03:18, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Zorua and Zoroark listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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This Month in Education: January 2019Edit

OthelloEdit

Hello! I have reverted the redirect on Othello (2009 video game). It seems like a game that passes GNG just by a touch thanks to it's Switch release. Has 2 reviews from reliable sources in WP:VG/RS in Nintendo Life and Nintendo World Report, with 2 situational in Cubed3 and Gaming Age. None of these are deemed unreliable, thus making the game pass WP:GNG. Not the most notable game from Arc System Works, for sure, and the article state is pretty bad, but it is enough notable by wiki standards I guess. If you think that is not enough then I would advise opening an AfD for a fair discussion. Regards, Jovanmilic97 (talk) 13:11, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

  Talk:Arc System Works#Proposed merge with Othello (2009 video game) czar 01:37, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

History of anarchismEdit

Hi Czar, can I ask you a favor? I have finished with R Sources in history of anarchism. Can you help a little bit with spelling/grammar/syntax ( I am very weak in english and in my native lang in these kind of subjects). I have remove much of the content (unfortunatelly, non RS and seemed a little bit trivial) so there might be gaps in the history of anarchism. Have a look and let me know of your thoughts pls. My aim is to describe the history of ideas and actions of Anarchism as good as possible. Cheers!Cinadon36 (talk) 06:22, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Cinadon36, left some comments on the talk. When the basic sourcing issues are resolved, I can swing by for a readthrough/copyedit. Nice work! czar 23:30, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Authority controlEdit

I already explained this on the noticeboard, where I thought the issue was settled - I added the Authority control to articles to see if they have wkidata already - this happened, for instance, on the page for the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Some pages do not have wikidata already, so I add it to the bottem of the page so that it will be ready if and when wikidata is created. Note that I also add it while also doing routine editing on a page, for instance the The Literary Voyager.--Bellerophon5685 (talk) 00:53, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

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Untitled Rambo fifth film listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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Diamond ToothEdit

Hey, trying to figure out where in [1] it describes Lil as coming from a Jewish family? I searched for "Jew" and "Jewish" in the text but didn't see anything, and it wasn't mentioned anywhere else I could see? ♠PMC(talk) 23:46, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Not sure what created the rest of the ref errors, probably VE having an allergy to the ref style, I've fixed it now. ♠PMC(talk) 23:49, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Premeditated Chaos, it was in the 1936-07-01 WaPo source: "She is known ... to have been the former Lillian Orinstein, daughter of a Jewish family." czar 23:54, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah, I see. The WaPo one was attached to the next sentence so I didn't realize it was intended to cite the previous one as well; I thought you were working from the book. Can you do me a huge favor and email me the text of the WaPo article? I was working off an article on Newspapers.com that I thought was a re-run of that source but apparently not since they seem to have different text. I don't have ProQuest access unfortunately so I can't see the WaPo one. ♠PMC(talk) 00:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm wondering if there was a research fail somewhere along the line with regards to Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains. It says Honora was born in Austria-Hungary, but all of the Newspapers.com records I can see refer to her being from a wealthy Montana family ([2], [3]) and nothing about her being from Europe. Maybe that was the convention of the time, I don't know. Even the WaPo article mentions a sister in Montana and a wealthy family in general. Red Light Women has a footnote for their claim, but it's not available for me on GBooks - not sure if it is for you - so I can't check what their source was. It's held in a library close to me so I've shot off an email asking if a librarian can verify their reference for me. RLW source seems to conflate the two Lils pretty freely, so I think having that info might help. ♠PMC(talk) 15:35, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
My library was able to pull the citation page from RLW for me, and it's kind of contradictory. The text on p 163 says Honora was born in Austria. This is cited via footnote 9 to the Social Security Death Index Master File. I don't have full access to that, but the searchable versions of it on genealogy sites that I can access don't mention birthplace (so either footnote 9 only confirms the DOB, or the Master File has more info than the public versions). But then, footnote 13 says that the 1920 census listed Honora as being born in France. So either the census was wrong, RLW has accidentally conflated Honora with Evelyn (as it does quite a bit), or I've missed something again. Then there's the repeat references to the Montana cattle farmers in the Newspapers.com refs above. It's messy. ♠PMC(talk) 21:30, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Yep and until there is a more authoritative study, I tried to keep it light and unspecific with the claims. What I originally wrote for GA should be largely exhaustive of the cited sources. Once we start getting into the SSDMF/genealogy verification, gets easy to veer into original research. I have copies of all the sources I used, so let me know if you need anything. czar 01:28, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
I reworked the first paragraph to incorporate the contradictions; that way it doesn't make any judgment about which version is right, just says there's a bunch of versions (and cites them, of course). Sorry to have spammed you, I got a bit laser-focused on trying to get to the bottom of this and had some spare time to do it. I still have a pile of newspaper articles the Indiana library sent me about Evelyn awhile back that I never got to, but that's a project for another day. ♠PMC(talk) 01:42, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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Hello!Edit

You visited my talk page and now I am visiting yours. I'm interested in contributing via my research on the contemporary political movement around squatting and refugee/migrant solidarity, but I'm having trouble deciding where it would best fit. I mentioned this on the squatting page, which merely lists political squatting as one of five types, and the Refugee crisis#Political Responses talk page as well. Let me know if you have thoughts on this. Thanks for working on anarchism-related content! A symmetrics (talk) 06:58, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi @A symmetrics, in brief, both Squatting and Refugee crisis need a lot of work but likely need expansion from overview-type sources to build a basic structure before editors start applying specific journal articles, etc. If that's something you want to tackle, I can help you find sources, but we would be looking for sources that describe the topic with greater breadth than say, those specific to contemporary refugee crises or to Greece in specific. Based on the sources in your sandbox, and perhaps single-handedly thanks to South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (4), I think there is enough coverage to write an article on "Athens refugee squats" with a focus on recent Syrian refugees and their conditions. I plopped some sources in Draft:Athens refugee squats and you should feel free to tear it apart and make it your own. czar 14:07, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
This is great! Thank you! I also just dumped a bunch of sources into my sandbox, many of which are more general. A symmetrics (talk) 05:45, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
@A symmetrics, nice! I'm around if you'd like a hand with formatting or have any questions. Happy editing :) czar 11:41, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

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All Cats Are Beautiful

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Your edits to Plastic AnniversaryEdit

I'm a bit baffled as to why you restored literally everything I changed. Firstly, I don't know why you didn't just format the dates yourself into mdy if you're going to force them to be in mdy with the df= parameter in references. The end result is exactly the same, and it saves needing to have those in the first place. Secondly, if there is only one author of an article, you don't need the 1 suffixes in first= and last=; I trust you know this? It gives the appearance of a newbie who just used an automatic reference template. Thirdly, we don't need the venue= parameter for studio albums. That's for live albums, and do you honestly think they recorded plastic objects at a venue rather than a studio? Doubt it. Finally, talking about something that hasn't happened yet as an excuse to remove a notability template doesn't really fly in all other circumstances. As I said in my second edit summary, I'm pretty sure admins should know better than to do this—this looks like an inexperienced editor who's pissed somebody tagged an article they made. If there is a concern, it shouldn't be removed until the issue is fixed and I'm quite sure a statement alone about something you think will happen but that hasn't actually happened yet doesn't fix it. If you're annoyed by my edit or me putting it there then you shouldn't be taking it personally, and that doesn't mean you should undo literally everything I did. Thanks. Ss112 00:27, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

I use a citation generator that formats with |df=. If you change the date format and spacing in a drive-by edit, yes, you should expect to be reverted. As for the other cosmetic changes, as I already wrote, they make no material change and are not needed. My revert rests well within BRD, but yours does not. As for taking it personally, start by re-reading your own post. czar 01:01, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
How did I take your undoing me personally? I saw it as pointless, reverted you and left a message explaining why—that's not taking it as some offense against me. No need to link me to cosmetic edit and BRD—I'm very well aware of both but cleanup edits are easily dismissed by those who don't like them as "cosmetic edits". Not every edit to Wikipedia has to be a significant addition of content to be worthwhile making. Also, you could literally dismiss half the edits to Wikipedia as "drive-by edits"—again, one does not have to make a significant contribution to an article for something to not be considered a drive-by edit. If your approach to what you characterise as "drive-by edits" is to always revert them (and that, as I said, is honestly half the edits made to Wikipedia), I really urge you to reconsider that mindset because that's pretty a terrible and heavy-handed way to approach editing and sounds like WP:IDON'TLIKEIT. I saw you deleted a redirect I made and decided to edit the article you made. That's all it is. Ss112 01:14, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Clearly this isn't the first time you received this criticism. Edits to parameters and whitespace are cosmetic, yes, in that they make no material improvement to the article. I encourage you not to make such edits. czar 01:27, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
They're just a small part of a larger scope when cleaning up a page. But sure, thanks for the encouragement. Ss112 01:30, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

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Sabre WulfEdit

Hi Czar, this is listed at WP:TFAP for April. I'd like to run a suggested blurb by you. Thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 02:13, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Sabre Wulf is an action-adventure game by Ultimate Play the Game, initially released for the ZX Spectrum home computer in 1984. The player navigates the pith-helmeted Sabreman through a 2D jungle maze while collecting amulet pieces to bypass the guardian at its exit. The player does not receive explicit guidance on how to play and is left to decipher the game's objectives through trial and error. The developers had finished Sabre Wulf's sequels in advance of its release but—in keeping with their penchant for secrecy—chose to withhold them until later that year. Ultimate hired outside developers to port Sabre Wulf to other computing platforms: the BBC Micro, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. Sabre Wulf was a bestseller and a financial success. Several gaming publications recommended the game, and Crash magazine readers named it the "Best Maze Game" of 1984. Game journalists rate it among the Spectrum's best releases.

@Dank, looks good—thanks! I made some suggested edits here but feel free to use/scrap what you want. Could also mention its inclusion in Rare Replay but I didn't see a great segue. Appreciate your asking czar 23:19, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Sure, anytime. - Dank (push to talk) 00:19, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

violence in 1944Edit

In Greek: Η ανοιχτή ιδεολογική αντιπαράθεση κατέληξε σε αιµατοχυσία, η οποία έφτασε σε αληθινό πογκρόµ κατά τα ∆εκεµβριανά. Αν και από τους 84 εκτελεσµένους από το ΚΚΕ αρχειοµαρξιστές και τροτσκιστές της περιόδου 1944-1945, οι περισσότεροι έχασαν τη ζωή τους στην πρωτεύουσα, οι κατοχικές δολοφονίες (µέχρι τον Νοέµβριο του 1944) είναι λιγότερες από δέκα

In English:The open ideological confrontation resulted in a bloodshed, which reached a pongrom in Decemvriana. Although of the 84 archeoMarxists and Trotskyites executed by the KKE in 1944-1945, most of them died in the capital, occupying assassinations (until November 1944) are fewer than ten.

From a most prominent historian. This is from his msc thesis in a conference. Published in a book.

He didn't mention any anarchist. He is the leading expert in Organization for the Protection of the People's Struggle. Anarchist didn't exist. Facts are facts.


Thank you for your kindness and for your time. Αντικαθεστωτικός (talk) 20:30, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

"Anarchist didn't exist" needs verification by Rel Sources that address the issue directly. Cinadon36 (talk) 23:01, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Is this different from   Talk:Anarchism in Greece#Greek anarchists, 1920–1967? If not, let's keep the discussion centralized there. Also, in general, masters' theses do not go through editorial review, so better to review in the form of the published book. czar 23:22, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
I just wanted to present a prominent historian opinion. Nothing more. It's from here. Αντικαθεστωτικός (talk) 23:46, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

sent you a messageEdit

Hi, I sent you a message about an issue I'm having. I'd love to hear your advice. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 19:32, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 32Edit

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SpooEdit

As Spoo used to be a featured article back in the day, I think it would be appropriate to keep the history accessible somewhere, maybe at spoo (food)? The talk page is also interesting and links to the old GA and FA promotion and demotion discussions. Would you mind undeleting and moving the histories to a good place? —Kusma (t·c) 15:14, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Hiya, the FAC and GA pages are still live to use as needed. In terms of reasoning, the consensus was to delete and I haven't seen the precedent for restoring talk pages just because they're interesting, nevertheless because they once received a quality review. If you were planning to do something with the content or wanted it as a courtesy, would be slightly different. czar 23:06, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, the consensus I read from the discussion is actually not to have a standalone article, but to redirect if possible. You deleted and then created a redirect. Usually I wouldn't care too much about the difference, but as the old FA and GA nomination pages are useless without the article they are referring to, and the fact that the status of the article as former main page FA wasn't even mentioned in the (not very well attended) discussion makes me believe it would be better to keep the history. I don't have a personal involvement in the page and agree that not having a standalone article is the correct outcome for the topic, but I like having the strangest topics to ever become a FA to point to so I can discuss how Wikipedia has changed. I just don't see the purpose of deleting the history here. —Kusma (t·c) 06:31, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
In other words, would you mind if I undeleted the history and moved it to spoo (food)? —Kusma (t·c) 07:24, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
My only qualm is using the article's former quality status as the only rationale for restoring its history. If you had said that you want to be able to link to its talk page history for any personal project—basically any other reason—no, I wouldn't see a reason to push back (go ahead). Point taken re: the dab page—I didn't realize that I had created that. The restoration will have some technical complications because of the dab page. czar 11:08, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, restoring and moving is going to be a slight headache / need some extra clicks. But I can deal with that when I find a quiet moment (sometime between tonight and next weekend). I'll also have to fix the talk page article milestones links, update the link at Wikipedia:Former featured articles and possibly add a note there that the article is a redirect now. (I was about to add a section "Former featured articles that have been deleted", but then I thought it is perhaps not worth drawing that much attention to it). Best wishes, —Kusma (t·c) 15:29, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
I think I've sorted it out. Please improve the note I left at Talk:Spoo (food) if you can. —Kusma (t·c) 20:43, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyondEdit

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WikiCup 2019 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

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These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!

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May DaysEdit

A huge POV with anarchist friendly prospective. Please help. Thanx in advance. Αντικαθεστωτικός (talk) 09:51, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Turan yogaEdit

Administrators' newsletter – March 2019Edit

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Sabre Wulf scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Sabre Wulf article has been scheduled as today's featured article for April 7, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 7, 2019, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! We also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors on the day before and the day of this TFA. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:29, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the article about the "1984 game that started the Sabreman series. Eclipsed in history by the isometric advances of successor (and fellow FA), Knight Lore, this game was "much-beloved" in its own right. Though it is mainly known today as a colorful maze, it was among 1984's most popular games in the UK, topping sales charts and (possibly?) breaking sales records."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:35, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: February 2019Edit





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Are future events allowed?Edit

Hey, in this AFD discussion I had to emphasize that there's not 2019 unrest or etc. Why should the title cover 2019, too? Are users predicting the future events? --Mhhossein talk 12:46, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

@Mhhossein, the AfD discussion was about whether the article's scope has coverage, so it doesn't preclude a talk page discussion about whether the title is correct. To your point, yes, if there are no general strikes in 2019, then it would be inappropriate to "predict" that they will continue when no source says they did. But it looks like your merger discussion is set to bring the overlap and 2019 questions to a satisfactory conclusion. You might want to {{ping}} the AfD participants, as they might be interested but not watching the page. czar 15:06, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Saikat Chakrabarti for deletionEdit

 

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

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

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 19:50, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Turf War (Banksy)Edit

Hello! I saw you worked on 1:54, and was wondering if you cared to weigh in on the ongoing AfD discussion for Turf War (Banksy), or make any improvements to the article. If you're not interested, no prob! Happy editing ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:40, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - development update, March 2019Edit

This text is also posted on the Structured Data hub talk page. You can reply there with questions, comments, or concerns.

A development update for the current work by the Structured Data on Commons team:

After the release of multilingual file captions, work began on getting depicts and other statements ready for release. These were originally scheduled for release in February and into March, however there are currently two major blockers to finishing this work (T215642, T217157). We will know more next week about when depicts and statements can likely be ready for testing and then release; until then I've tentatively updated the release schedule.

Once the depicts feature is ready for testing, it will take place in two stages on TestCommons. The first is checking the very basics; is the design comfortable, how does the simple workflow of adding/editing/removing statements work, and building up help and process pages from there. The second part is a more detailed test of depicts and other statements, checking the edge-case examples of using the features, bugs that did not come up during simple testing, etc. Additionally we'll be looking with the community for bugs in interaction with bots, gadgets, and other scripts once the features are live on Commons. Please let me know if you're interesting in helping test and fix these bugs if they show up upon release, it is really hard to find them in a test environment or, in some cases, bugs won't show up in a testing environment at all.

One new thing is definitely coming within the next few weeks, pending testing: the ability to search for captions. This is done using the inlabel keyword in search strings, and will be the first step in helping users find content that is specifically structured data. I'll post a notice when that feature is live and ready for use.

Thanks, let me know if you have questions about these plans. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Random messageEdit

Hello again. I hope you are doing well. I finally worked on another video game article and I actually really enjoyed it. A majority of my projects have been focused on television and music-related articles and lists, but it is nice to do something different (even if it is still within the entertainment category). I also wanted to say that I think all of your work on anarchism-related articles is very interesting. I must admit that I know very little to nothing on the subject so it is interesting to read about. Aoba47 (talk) 18:57, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

@Aoba47, nice! Yes, plenty of opportunity for editing in that area if you're interested: Wikipedia:WikiProject Anarchism/How can I help? czar 13:09, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the link. I will definitely check it out for future ideas and inspiration. Aoba47 (talk) 01:50, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

AnarchismEdit

Hi Czar. I am struggling to find RS that outlines the main branches of contemporary anarchism. Unfortunately, I haven't found any that doesnt give me a headache after reading it for 5-6 minutes. This one is not useful. McLaughlin's book either is not suitable. I feel that the contemporary anarchism section in the article of Anarchism is underdeveloped and I 'd like to see it getting better. Cinadon36 (talk) 08:33, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Hiya @Cinadon36, a few thoughts: (1) Anarchism#Post-classical anarchist schools of thought—this section, yes? I'll take a look this weekend. (2) I'm not fully convinced that classical vs. post-classical is the right dichotomy. I think the "schools of thought" article has its own problems, but based on what I've read, I think the best breakdown is something like "social anarchism" (or socialist anarchism—open to phrasing), "individualist", and "contemporary", just to identify that there are different traditions and some of the threads that bind within each. Post-classical implies a "classical" and my impression is that such a division isn't consensus terminology, so "contemporary" covers it better. (3) To your point, what gives an overview of "contemporary"? I haven't found one single source either but alas, it's "contemporary" so it has been citogenesis on Wikipedia's part to imply that "contemporary anarchism" has branches at all. Anyway, I'll take a peek this weekend. czar 13:06, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
@Czar: (1) Yeap, that one. (2)It is difficult to spot the right dichotomies. It depends on the basis of your definition of anarchism. If you see anarchism as a movement (praxis) certainly there is a dichotomy on classical- post-classical . If you looking it as a philosophy (school of thought) there is also a case for a dichotomy among classical-postclassical. Classical anarchism was a distinct workers movement, post-classical philosophy is mostly spread through other movements, employing anarchistic methods or organisation forms. There are still classical anarchists in the cont. world, but they are not such a significant factor as they used to be during the early 20th century. It is what Maia Ramnath describes as anarchism with a small "a" ana anarchism with a capital "A". But surely there are other dichotomies as well. Peaceful-Violent, revolutionary-graduallism, scientific(rational)-religious. (3) If we stick to RS, we will certainly avoid citogenesis. I 've just re-discovered Anarchism Today by Randal Amster (2012). It might be a good place to start, but please have a look as well and tell me what you think.Cinadon36 (talk) 17:39, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
@Cinadon36, looks like this will be a somewhat larger project. If you have time, I recommend starting with the Evren source I began to paraphrase and then merging over the relevant content from contemporary anarchism, which has little extra content to warrant remaining a summary style split (read: merge it back in). I'll swing back to help if I can find time. czar 01:14, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
I 'll have a look but my understanting is that Evren's book is about post-anarchism, which is a fringe movement confined within academic barriers.Cinadon36 (talk) 13:06, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
@Cinadon36, as a whole, yes, but this chapter (the introduction) has some recent history. Whether he has sufficient distance for some of his claims is a valid discussion, but on the whole, best source I've seen on 21st-century activity. czar 00:40, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
Most of it deals with Newman's and Todd May's postanarchism. And another major problem of that section, is that it lists as "school of thoughts" various branches of anarchism (ie platformism, eco-anarchism etc). Cinadon36 (talk) 14:21, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public LibraryEdit

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Edge (video game)Edit

I just made the necessary adjustments that you found issues with. Hopefully its satisfactory to GA criteria.Blue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 15:12, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - early depicts testingEdit

The Structured Data on Commons development team has the very basic version of depicts statements available for early testing on Test-Commons. You can add very basic depicts statements to the file page by going into the new “Structured Data” tab located below the "Open in Media Viewer button." You can use the Latest Files link in the left side nav bar to select existing images, or use the UploadWizard to upload new ones to test with (although those images won’t actually show up on the site). The test site is not a fully functional replica of Commons, so there may be some overall problems in using the site, but you should be able to get a general idea of what using the feature is like.

Early next week I will call for broad, community-wide testing of the feature similar to what we did for Captions, with instructions for testing, known bugs, and a dedicated space to discuss the feature as well as a simple help page for using statements. Until then, you're welcome to post on the SDC talk page with what you might find while testing depicts.

Thanks in advance for trying it out, you'll be hearing more from me next week. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:00, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

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Just wanted to let you know..Edit

I saw that you created the articles for Metamorphabet and Windosill back in 2015. I have created the article for Vectorpark itself. If you want to check it out and improve it you can. AdrianWikiEditor (talk) 14:43, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks but is the (indie) developer himself the subject of significant coverage in multiple reliable, independent sources? (?) If not, then we lack the content to do justice to the topic. Not finding much coverage for his Sandcastles and otherwise his two main game articles are self-contained. czar 15:32, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Social centres in the United KingdomEdit

Hi I've got some questions regarding the decision to merge Social centres in the United Kingdom with Autonomous social center which you appear to have been involved with.

Regarding your justifications here.

  • Who is "we"? I am a longterm wikipedian and longterm editor of the page in question and i didn't see any debate, in fact i had to hunt it down.
  • Your edit took out 50 references! Including those from the Guardian, Liverpool Echo, Urban75, Peace News and several academic articles, which are all indisputably reliable, secondary sources!? So calling the entire page spam/cruft is nonsense. I'm trying to AGF here but it's hard.
  • Many of the centres are independently notable and have their own wikipedia pages already? I really don't follow your reasoning here.
  • You should indeed have got another opinion, well here it is now.
  • You say "I wrote 121 Centre recently" - i don't know what's happened here, but i think i wrote some of that, i remember in particular the monroe ref in anycase. It seems strange you are asserting ownership like that. Wikipedia is collaborative.

To sum up, you have merged one page with another but trashed almost all of its information. That doesn't work for me. How to find a way forward? I suggest reinstating the page and cutting out the self-linked social centres which i can only presume is the bit that actually offended you? This is basically your solution 1, which you could have already done. Considering I'm still tidying up your destructive edits here as well, I am starting to wonder why i need to clear your mess up again. Anyway, i've started the new page here.Mujinga (talk) 15:22, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Mujinga, I've already responded in two other places (Ross's user talk page, your user talk page) on this topic so let me know where you would prefer to discuss. I linked the WP policy where applicable. If you still have questions, I'm happy to answer. The crux of your question is about preserving a table of venues sourced almost exclusively to primary and unreliable sources—we don't host such directories on Wikipedia. You're welcome to export the content to another wiki, though. As for "I wrote 121 Centre recently", I indeed wrote that article from scratch and you're welcome to edit it. czar 15:42, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi @Czar this is getting a bit ridiculous now. Half the linked social centres in the table had their own well-maintained wikipages. If you don't believe me count them. Feel free to read WP:NOTDIR as well and tell me what category the table falls under. I've replied more extensively on RossPepier's talk and would prefer to carry on there.Mujinga (talk) 21:04, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I count six venue links in a list of 22 "active" venues (closer to a quarter than "half"). Of the group, none are "well-maintained" and some are candidates for deletion, having little secondary source coverage. But the larger point is that even if all six were independently notable, it wouldn't justify a separate article about autonomous social spaces in the UK without some bevy of coverage specific to that overall subject. And if the coverage isn't specific to social centres, an article already exists at Squatting in England and Wales for the larger topic. I'll watch Ross's page, as requested. czar 21:25, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

This Month in Education: March 2019Edit

April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019Edit

April 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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A little helpEdit

I am trying to write simple facts about Ukranian anarchists (gang rapes of women) and i can't. Can you help me? Maybe something i don't understand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Nestor_Makhno#Rapes_of_the_anarchist_army_(in_english)

I hope we can add some things from historians that some anarchists(or nationalists) don't like. We have 2019 after all.

Thanx in advance. Αντικαθεστωτικός (talk) 00:56, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

BIOS (film)Edit

Hello czar! I hope you are well. Will you please take a look at Draft:BIOS (film)? I need you to move the draft to BIOS (film) or merge into Bios (film). Whatever you think is the best option and I think the best title is to keep it in Capital title per IMDb link. Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:59, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Captain Assassin!, done! The topic's current reliable sources use "Bios". ("BIOS" in all caps appears to be a stylization that our house MoS ignores.) The two prose versions also had copy/paste internal attribution issues, but should be fine now.
re: Doctor Strange sequel, I traced the attribution history to a different draft title and restored it. czar 05:26, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
Yeah that was a good work, really. Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:11, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done czar 10:16, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019Edit

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

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Two more administrator accounts were compromised. Evidence has shown that these attacks, like previous incidents, were due to reusing a password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. All admins are strongly encouraged to enable two-factor authentication, please consider doing so. Please always practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.
  • As a reminder, according to WP:NOQUORUM, administrators looking to close or relist an AfD should evaluate a nomination that has received few or no comments as if it were a proposed deletion (PROD) prior to determining whether it should be relisted.

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This Month in GLAM: March 2019Edit





Headlines
  • Albania report: WikiFilmat SQ - new articles about the Albanian movie industry!
  • Armenia report: Art+Feminism+GLAM, Collaboration with Hovhannes Toumanian museum
  • Australia report: Art+Feminism 2019 in Australia
  • Brazil report: The GLAM at USP Museum of Veterinary Anatomy: a history of learnings and improvements
  • Colombia report: Moving GLAM institutions inside and outside Colombia
  • Czech Republic report: Edit-a-thon Prachatice
  • France report: Wiki day at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art; Age of wiki at the Musée Saint-Raymond
  • India report: Gujarat Vishw Kosh Trust content donation to Wikimedia
  • Italy report: Italian librarians in Milan
  • Macedonia report: WikiLeague: Edit-a-thon on German Literature
  • Netherlands report: WikiconNL, International Womens Day and working together with Amnesty, Field study Dutch Libraries and Wikimedia
  • Serbia report: Spring residences and a wiki competition
  • Sweden report: UNESCO; Working life museums; Swedish Performing Arts Agency shares historic music; Upload of glass plates photographs
  • UK report: Wiki-people and Wiki-museum-data
  • USA report: Women's History Month and The Met has two Wikimedians in the house
  • Wikidata report: Go Siobhan!
  • WMF GLAM report: Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons; Bengali Wikisource case study
  • Calendar: April's GLAM events
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Tetris interest?Edit

Would you like to work together on improving Tetris? I copied the entire article on my sandbox and just making improvements. Reason why i copied it into my sandbox is because there's a chance that a lot of unverifiable content will have to be removed and don't want to cause any edit wars with those who are fans of the article.That and my busy schedule causes me to make small edits at a time. I'm starting very basic, adding proper citation to the references and re-organizing the sections. I think it would be an amazing feat if we make it to GA status, but at the moment i'm aiming for B-class.Blue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 02:41, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

@Blue Pumpkin Pie, nice! Go for it! I'm not taking on new projects right now but I'm around if I can help with any questions in specific. czar 09:44, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Anarchist ArchivesEdit

Hi what's up with anarchist archives? Mujinga (talk) 09:05, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Methuselah (film)Edit

Helo Czar! Please restore the deleted edits of Draft:Methuselah (film). Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:11, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

And please restore the Draft:Sing 2 and then hsitmerge Draft:Sing (film) into it. Thanks again. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:34, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
You might be thinking me as a burden, but this one is important as it has a ton of editing hidden away. Please histmerge Draft:Scoob (film) into Scoob. Thanks for all. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 18:45, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done (and no burden at all—the cut-and-paste move needed to be repaired to preserve attribution) czar 10:14, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Bosque (programming language) listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Bosque (programming language). Since you had some involvement with the Bosque (programming language) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. TJRC (talk) 17:10, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of unused article assessment class templates for deletionEdit

I have nominated {{AN-Class}}, {{GAN-Class}}, {{FAC-Class}}, and {{FT-class}} for deletion. You are invited to comment at the templates' deletion discussion. I have informed you because you created {{GAN-Class}}. eπi (talk | contribs) 02:02, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

This Month in Education: April 2019Edit

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

Hi. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I just wanted to remind you that you are a current participant in round 2 of this year's WikiCup! There are only a few days until the second round ends – if you haven't made you first submission for this round yet, there is still time to start; if you have already started, keep up the good work. See your submissions page: here. Good luck!

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May 1, 2019 editathon in Middleton, WisconsinEdit

1000 Women in Religion: A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Holy Wisdom Monastery

The 1000 Women in Religion Project is working to improve the coverage of women’s contributions to religious, spiritual and wisdom traditions worldwide. In support of this larger goal, the edit-a-thon at Holy Wisdom Monastery will focus on improving articles about women with a Benedictine connection.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
1:00pm-4:00pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, in the lower level library
4200 County Road M, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

--Rosiestep (talk) 22:51, 26 April 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

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)

MasterClass RevisionsEdit

Hello, I'm the Director of Communications at MasterClass, an online education company. Because you wrote the Brooklyn Free School page and are associated with Wikiproject: Alternative education, I'm writing to see if you can please review my proposed content I shared on the Talk page here. I have posted it for general review and am asking you to review it as I have a conflict of interest working for the company. Is this something you could please help me with?

Thank you. BethMasterClass (talk) 22:24, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

YOUR MESSAGE BethMasterClass (talk) 16:12, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi, Wanted to send an update that ElKevbo made the edit. If you could please watchlist, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:28, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrators' newsletter – May 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.

  Arbitration

  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.

  Miscellaneous


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hi, you're invited to an RfC discussion on Bruno Bettelheim articleEdit

As a past contributor, you're invited to a Request for Comment (RfC) discussion on the article's lead sentence. FriendlyRiverOtter (talk) 02:03, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Bruno_Bettelheim#rfc_7DDF8CC

This Month in GLAM: April 2019Edit





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Stirner and proto-fascismEdit

Hello. What could be discussed with accounts that just edit to erase referenced content and with this "SPA" characteristics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nikrazu)/[4]? These editions seems like a try to play with the rules to don't allow scholary referenced content. How could the referenced content be added? --Krapulat (talk) 02:58, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Let's continue at Talk:Max Stirner#Fascism since you posted the same comment there. czar 10:57, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:09, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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Ways to improve Athens refugee squatsEdit

Hello, Czar,

Thanks for creating Athens refugee squats! I edit here too, under the username Nerd1a4i and it's nice to meet you :-)

I wanted to let you know that I have tagged the page as having some issues to fix, as a part of our page curation process and note that:-

Nice article! You may wish to incorporate some of the references/information in the further reading section.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, leave a comment here and prepend it with {{Re|Nerd1a4i}}. And, don't forget to sign your reply with ~~~~ . For broader editing help, please visit the Teahouse.

Delivered via the Page Curation tool, on behalf of the reviewer.

Nerd1a4i (talk) 22:06, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Knight LoreEdit

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for June 19, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 19, 2019.—Wehwalt (talk) 17:13, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 33Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 33, March – April 2019

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

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