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Your GA nomination of Kronstadt rebellionEdit

The article Kronstadt rebellion you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Kronstadt rebellion for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tayi Arajakate -- Tayi Arajakate (talk) 08:02, 19 January 2021 (UTC)


Congats Czar! I am so happy about it! I dropped by to tell you hi after so long time, and I was thrilled to see that your GAN was successful- and a very interesting article indeed. Cinadon36 15:25, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

"Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 January 20#Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 06:42, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Moynihan Train HallEdit

 On 23 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Moynihan Train Hall, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that U.S. senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan proposed an expansion of New York Penn Station as a homage to the original station, where he had once shined shoes? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Moynihan Train Hall. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Moynihan Train Hall), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 42Edit

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Robert Service moveEdit

I was just going to move Robert Service back to Robert Service (disambiguation) but I thought I'd talk about it here first. I believe "Robert Service" is the primary topic for Robert W Service. I'm not sure why you say otherwise. I have books of his poetry that only say Robert Service... no "W" at all. I believe "Robert Service" should redirect to the poet, and if you still insist otherwise there should be an RfC on the move. Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:27, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2021).

  Arbitration

  • The standard discretionary sanctions authorized for American Politics were amended by motion to cover post-1992 politics of United States and closely related people, replacing the 1932 cutoff.

  Miscellaneous


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Unabomber manifestoEdit

Just wanted to thank you for writing Unabomber manifesto - quite an interesting topic, isn't it? I was surprised to see it was created relatively recently - always cool to see the encyclopedia expanding. Have a great day! Elliot321 (talk | contribs) 01:27, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: January 2021Edit





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Fresno Nightcrawler articleEdit

Hi, I've recently been working on creating a page on the topic of the Fresno Nightcrawler, which you can find at the top of my Sandbox. I noticed that a similar page was deleted in 2019 for failing WP:NFRINGE and having "dodgy citing", with examples of this included. I feel that there may now be sufficient coverage of the topic by reliable sources (including The Fresno Bee) to warrant an article, and was wondering what steps I would take to make this a reality. Thanks, -JJonahJackalope (talk) 20:00, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

For reference: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fresno nightcrawler
Hi @JJonahJackalope, Fresno nightcrawler had more sources when it was deleted—it's more about the quality of the sources than the count. Based on the sources in Special:PermanentLink/1006684397#History_2, I'd wager that the sourcing is still insufficient, though you are welcome to reach out to participants in the last discussion. Grunge.com[1] and Ranker both look like content farms. We'd be looking for significant coverage in multiple reliable, independent sources. (?) If you were to recreate the article, it would likely go back to AfD based on the current sourcing. The alternative is to continue to incubate it in your sandbox or draftspace until better sourcing emerges. czar 22:48, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the response, I think at the current time I'm going to keep it in sandbox and wait until I can find better sources for it before publishing. Thanks, -JJonahJackalope (talk) 00:30, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

February 17: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

February 17, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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This month will include a discussion of Black WikiHistory Month in February, plans for WikiWomen's History Month in March, and of course the great work that is being done in these topical areas throughout the year. We will also have a relevant demonstration of the Wikipedia:Did you know process. If there's a project you'd like to share or a question you'd like answered, just let us know by adding it to the agenda or responding to this message.

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Thursday Feb 25: ONLINE Black Wiki History Month at the Schomburg CenterEdit

Feb 25, 1:30-5pm: Black Wiki History Month at the Schomburg Center

You are invited to join the AfroCROWD and Wikimedia NYC communities for the 7th year of this edit-a-thon, this time being held in a virtual format. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page, and register on the form to get the Zoom link.

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Service CoordinationEdit

I'm not sure it should have been closed yet, besides the nominator mine is the only !vote. IMHO relisting would have been better. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 16:11, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

@Dodger67, are you requesting that it be relisted? Otherwise the arguments were sound and the relist procedure is to treat it as an expired PROD before relisting. czar 01:27, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikiproject Video games Newsletter surveyEdit

Hello czar! I'm conducting a feature for the video games newsletter similar to that of a survey. I'm going to ask users their opinions on a specific matter and highlight unique and common answers to determine consensus on a subject. Your input would be very valuable, alongside others, to help answer this question.

The question is: How do you determine what makes a video game character notable enough for their own page? Do you follow pre-existing guidelines or have your own opinions on the matter?

Panini🥪 22:22, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

@Panini!, sorry I missed this—are you still looking for responses? If so, I can put something together. czar 18:22, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Czar, As the very lazy person I am, I'm waiting until the last minute to put the survey together. So yes, I would appreciate your response! Panini🥪 19:35, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Czar, I'm about to put something together, so if you would like to respond now is the last chance. Panini🥪 10:37, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2021).

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  AmandaNP

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  • When blocking an IPv6 address with Twinkle, there is now a checkbox with the option to just block the /64 range. When doing so, you can still leave a block template on the initial, single IP address' talkpage.
  • When protecting a page with Twinkle, you can now add a note if doing so was in response to a request at WP:RfPP, and even link to the specific revision.
  • There have been a number of reported issues with Pending Changes. Most problems setting protection appear to have been resolved (phab:T273317) but other issues with autoaccepting edits persist (phab:T275322).

  Arbitration

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WikiCup 2021 March newsletterEdit

Round 1 of the competition has finished; it was a high-scoring round with 21 contestants scoring more than 100 points. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2, with 55 contestants qualifying. You will need to finish among the top thirty-two contestants in Round 2 if you are to qualify for Round 3. Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   Epicgenius led the field with a featured article, nine good articles and an assortment of other submissions, specialising on buildings and locations in New York, for a total of 945 points.
  •   Bloom6132 was close behind with 896 points, largely gained from 71 "In the news" items, mostly recent deaths.
  •   ImaginesTigers, who has been editing Wikipedia for less than a year, was in third place with 711 points, much helped by bringing League of Legends to featured article status, exemplifying how bonus points can boost a contestant's score.
  •   Amakuru came next with 708 points, Kigali being another featured article that scored maximum bonus points.
  •   Ktin, new to the WikiCup, was in fifth place with 523 points, garnered from 15 DYKs and 34 "In the news" items.
  •   The Rambling Man scored 511 points, many from featured article candidate reviews and from football related DYKs.
  •   Gog the Mild, last year's runner-up, came next with 498 points, from a featured article and numerous featured article candidate reviews.
  •   Hog Farm, at 452, scored for a featured article, four good articles and a number of reviews.
  •   Le Panini, another newcomer to the WikiCup, scored 438 for a featured article and three good articles.
  •   Lee Vilenski, last year's champion, scored 332 points, from a featured article and various other sport-related topics.

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start again from scratch. In Round 1, contestants achieved eight featured articles, three featured lists and one featured picture, as well as around two hundred DYKs and twenty-seven ITNs. They completed 97 good article reviews, nearly double the 52 good articles they claimed. Contestants also claimed for 135 featured article and featured list candidate reviews. There is no longer a requirement to mention your WikiCup participation when undertaking these reviews.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or something else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! 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 yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:25, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Sat Mar 6: Met Women's History Month Virtual Edit Meet-upEdit

March 6, 12:30pm: Met Women's History Month Virtual Edit Meet-up

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for our The Met x Wikipedia Virtual Edit Meet-up: Women's History Month.

We will be partially coordinating with Art+Feminism and all of the International Women's Day and Women's History Month campaigns.

Watch and join the livestream! The Metropolitan Museum of Art event on Saturday Mar 6 will host a tutorial and question-and-answer session live on YouTube and other social media platforms.

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Presentation
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Chat about improving articles! Support will be provided to help guide new editors in this area at Wikimedia Gender Gap Editing Chat for the duration of the campaign.

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Sat Mar 13: Asia Art Archive in America: Art and Feminism Edit-a-thonEdit

March 13, 12-5pm: Asia Art Archive in America: Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community and Asia Art Archive for our fourth annual (and first virtual) Asia Art Archive in America: Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon!

Organized by Asia Art Archive in America and NaPupila in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and supported by Wikimedia NYC, this event brings together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women and non-binary artists.

We will be partially coordinating with Art+Feminism and all of the International Women's Day and Women's History Month campaigns.

Register and join the virtual event!

P.S. Next WikiWednesday You are also invited to join our March 17 WikiWednesday next week with a Saint Patrick's Day guest speaker from Wikimedia Community Ireland.

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March 17: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with Wikimedia Community Ireland for St Patrick's DayEdit

March 17, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with Wikimedia Community Ireland for St Patrick's Day
Welcome to Wikimedia New York City!

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-8pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop. To join the meeting from your computer or smartphone, just visit this link. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

As this WikiWednesday coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, we will have a guest speaker from Wikimedia Community Ireland, about Irish-language Wikipedia, the efforts of the community in Ireland, and personal work on historical biographies with a special Irish-New York connection.

This month will also include a discussion of Black WikiHistory Month in February and WikiWomen's History Month and Art+Feminism in March, and of course the great work that is being done in these topical areas throughout the year. If there's a project you'd like to share or a question you'd like answered, just let us know by adding it to the agenda or the talk page.

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Nomination of Premise (company) for deletionEdit

 
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Premise (company) 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/Premise (company) 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.

DGG ( talk ) 22:29, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 42Edit

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  • New partnerships: PNAS, De Gruyter, Nomos
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WikiLoop 2020 Year in ReviewEdit

Dear editors, developers and friends:

Thank you for supporting Project WikiLoop! The year 2020 was an unprecedented one. It was unusual for almost everyone. In spite of this, Project WikiLoop continued the hard work and made some progress that we are proud to share with you. We also wanted to extend a big thank you for your support, advice, contributions and love that make all this possible.

Head over to our project page on Meta Wikimedia to read a brief 2020 Year in Review for WikiLoop.

Thank you for taking the time to review Wikipedia using WikiLoop DoubleCheck. Your work is important and it matters to everyone. We look forward to continuing our collaboration through 2021!

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Administrators' newsletter – April 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

  Administrator changes

  AlexandriaHappyme22RexxS

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

  Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)

  Arbitration


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This Month in GLAM: March 2021Edit





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Nomination for deletion of Template:De minimisEdit

 Template:De minimis has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the entry on the Templates for discussion page. Aasim (talk) 00:21, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

April 21: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with with Environmental focusEdit

April 21, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with Environmental focus
Welcome to Wikimedia New York City!

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-8pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop. To join the meeting from your computer or smartphone, just visit this link. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

As this WikiWednesday is just the day before Earth Day, we will have an environmental focus.

If there's a project you'd like to share or a question you'd like answered, just let us know by adding it to the agenda or the talk page.

7:00pm - 8:00 pm online via Zoom (optional breakout rooms from 8:00-8:30)

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RevDel requestEdit

Hello, sorry to bother you. Is it possible to revdel this edit? --Ashleyyoursmile! 06:01, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

  Done czar 06:13, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

WikiCup 2021 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2021 WikiCup has now finished; it was a high-scoring round and contestants needed 61 points to advance to Round 3. There were some impressive efforts in the round, with the top eight contestants all scoring more than 400 points. A large number of the points came from the 12 featured articles and the 110 good articles achieved in total by contestants, as well as the 216 good article reviews they performed; the GAN backlog drive and the stay-at-home imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic may have been partially responsible for these impressive figures.

Our top scorers in Round 2 were:

  •   The Rambling Man, with 2963 points from three featured articles, 20 featured article reviews, 37 good articles, 73 good article reviews, as well as 22 DYKs.
  •   Epicgenius, with 1718 points from one featured article, 29 good articles, 16 DYKs and plenty of bonus points.
  •   Bloom6132, with 990 points from 13 DYKs and 64 "In the news" items, mostly recent deaths.
  •   Hog Farm, with 834 points from two featured articles, five good articles, 14 featured article reviews and 15 good article reviews.
  •   Gog the Mild, with 524 points from two featured articles and four featured article reviews.
  •   Lee Vilenski, with 501 points from one featured article, three good articles, six featured article reviews and 25 good article reviews.
  •   Sammi Brie, with 485 points from four good articles, eight good article reviews and 27 DYKs, on US radio and television stations.
  •   Ktin, with 436 points from four good articles, seven DYKs and 11 "In the news" items.

Please remember that DYKs cannot be claimed until they have appeared on the main page. As we enter the third round, any content promoted after the end of Round 2 but before the start of Round 3 can be claimed now, and anything you forgot to claim in Round 2 cannot! Remember too, that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them (except for at the end of each round, when you must claim them before the cut-off date/time). 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. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Judges: Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:27, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Empiricism?Edit

I'm puzzling over this passage in the article on Chomsky's book Reflections on Language: "blank slate upon which psychological and social forces act (empiricism)" -- Why the word "empiricism"? It seems misplaced at best. Regards, Anomalous+0 (talk) 22:09, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2021).

  Administrator changes

  EnchanterCarlossuarez46

  Interface administrator changes

  Ragesoss

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.

  Arbitration


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Books & Bytes – Issue 43Edit

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  • New Library Card designs
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This Month in GLAM: April 2021Edit





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Wikiproject Video games Newsletter surveyEdit

I'm conducting another survey for the Wikiproject Video games Newsletter. If you could leave your thoughts on the matter it would be greatly appreciated. Every response will be compiled into a MOS-Esque answer that balances the thoughts of our top contributors. You're one of them! The question is as follows:

What would you consider the requirements of making a video game series article? What about franchise articles?

If you would like to respond, please ping me here and write your reply. I'll handle the rest. Thanks in advance, Panini!🥪 14:49, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

"Palantir" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Palantir. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 May 7#Palantir until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. 162 etc. (talk) 20:58, 14 May 2021 (UTC)