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Your GA nomination of Kafka's PrayerEdit

The article Kafka's Prayer you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Kafka's Prayer 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 Etriusus -- Etriusus (talk) 01:02, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Domingos PassosEdit

Hi Czar! I already finished my article on Domingos Passos. It's a translation from the Portuguese Wikipedia article that I wrote, with some little improvements. It is considered a good article there. I'll be glad if you can review it. Feel free to fix any mistakes and improve the article's text if it is necessary. Greetings! El Descamisado (talk) 19:50, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

I gave it a copyedit and left some notes on the talk page. Nice work! czar 22:56, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi King George56 (talk) 04:01, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Emma KinemaEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Emma Kinema 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 Some Dude From North Carolina -- Some Dude From North Carolina (talk) 17:01, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

RedEdit

Hello czar, I have opened a peer review for Red prior to taking it to FAC. If you have the time and are willing, I would greatly appreciate any comment or advice that you could give at the review. If you are unable, that is totally fine as well. Thank you! --TheSandDoctor Talk 01:14, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Emma KinemaEdit

The article Emma Kinema you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Emma Kinema for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Some Dude From North Carolina -- Some Dude From North Carolina (talk) 20:01, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Emma KinemaEdit

The article Emma Kinema you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Emma Kinema 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 Some Dude From North Carolina -- Some Dude From North Carolina (talk) 02:21, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Typequick DYK nom review requestEdit

Hi Czar, I hope you're doing well! I was wondering if you would be willing to contribute to Template:Did you know nominations/Typequick? Another user RoySmith has begun a review, but it isn't very thorough . I believe the article could use a second opinion fromm a WP:VG mainstay. Thank you in advance!--Coin945 (talk) 11:22, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

About your proposal to remove ethical egoism in WT:VA5Edit

Actually Wikipedia:Vital_articles/Level/5/Philosophy_and_religion#Approaches_(21_articles) should be changed to Wikipedia:Vital_articles/Level/5/Philosophy_and_religion#Approaches_(22_articles), since the "approaches" sub-section in "ethics" section now contains 22 rather than 21 articles.--RekishiEJ (talk) 07:46, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

#Remove Ethical egoism
@RekishiEJ, thanks! If it's easier in the future, I think it'd be uncontroversial to make that minor correction directly, especially as VIT5 counts continue to fluctuate. czar 15:36, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
What did the "it" in "If it's easier in the future" mean? I don't understand the meaning at all.--RekishiEJ (talk) 16:44, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
@RekishiEJ, I mean that while I do appreciate the heads up, it would be faster/more direct to simply make the minor, uncontroversial correction in my original edit instead of messaging me (or other editors like me in the future) to do so. czar 16:50, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 45Edit

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American vs. European datesEdit

Czar: You seem in the business of enforcing American-only style of dating MM DD YYYYY rather than accepting DD MM YYYY, which is standard practice in Europe (and elsewhere, I believe): is there some particular driver for your actions? Respectfully - Aboudaqn (talk) 15:03, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Louis_Adamic&diff=next&oldid=1027887348
  • ? The edit summary you linked explains the edit in full. If you disagree, you're welcome to contest it or discuss on the talk page. czar 17:24, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Do not understand your explanation Aboudaqn (talk) 22:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2021Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC is open to add a delay of one week from nomination to deletion for G13 speedy deletions.

  Technical news

  • Last week all wikis were very slow or not accessible for 30 minutes. This was due to server lag caused by regenerating dynamic lists on the Russian Wikinews after a large bulk import. (T287380)

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous


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Your GA Nomination of Paul GoodmanEdit

The page has been reviewed by me and it meets the GA rules. Sahaib3005 (talk) 06:39, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Thanks at AfDEdit

Hey. Thanks for the kindly redirection on my too-frequent answers.

I do think that the "contested" articles that TFD and I wiki-fence over get better for the mutual (if not always collegial) investment on both our parts, nevertheless. However, I may still be "shell shocked" from previous, and continuing wiki-fencing with TFD. Again, I appreciate your caution to pause to let other editors have a chance to chime in.
(1) Last year ten months plus on the American Revolutionary War for American independence, with fighting ending at Siege of Yorktown pretty much, versus the 'real' worldwide French-Spanish-American war against Britain including the Siege of Gibraltar in Spain and the Second Mysore War in India.
(2) It took over two calendar years to get the United States of America article to include Puerto Ricans as US citizens in a continuing (sometimes daily) wiki-fencing with TFD. Despite US law, federal court rulings, citizen PR military service, three UN-supervised referenda, Congressional Delegate privileges office, appointing two military freshmen to Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard Academies, PR representation in National Republican and National Democratic Conventions ... But we still had to sort through all the UN committees, conferences and conventions chaired by Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela that contradicted the other internationally sourced evidence "on balance". Nothing denying PR citizenship in the US passes at the UN General Assembly, but there are so many reports from reliable sources that Puerto Ricans cannot be US citizens because of historical colonialism (sic), they each had to be vetted in context ... so it took some months to do that ... TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 07:16, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

A technical question.Edit

  • The previously published article on the 1778-1787 county, titled "Ohio County (Virginia)", on the NORTH BANK of the Ohio River, with adequate citations from reliable sources, is lost to public view by an automatic link to Ohio County, West Virginia on the SOUTH BANK of Ohio River.
- Created at the American Revolutionary War incursion north of the Ohio River by Virginia militia Major George Rogers Clark, the LOST county article had substantial French-Speaking settlements at Cahokia and Vincennes. These together with Revolution veteran settlement were ceded by Virginia to the Northwest Territory in 1787.
- Please help to recover and reinstate the information as a separate article. Or, if you can give me a lead for general guidance, I can launch off into the wiki-spheres and give the restoration a good ol' 'college try' on my own . . . TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 07:20, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
Hi @TheVirginiaHistorian, it looks like Ohio County, Virginia (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has no prior edit history—it's always been a redirect. I see no edit history, deleted or not, at Ohio County (Virginia) (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs). Is there prior text somewhere you were looking to restore? If you have multiple, reliable, independent sources to substantiate a standalone article on the Virginia county in specific, feel free to click that page's "edit" link and start building it over the redirect. I'm not as familiar with how the geographic features notability guideline works with historical entities but unless these two counties have nothing to do with each other, usually it suffices to cover a similar topic within another. Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United States might be able to offer advice as well. Happy editing! czar 10:10, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
They have nothing to do with one another, and all of the information that was found at the previous Ohio County (Virginia) has been extinguished, such as the French settlement in Spanish Louisiana at St. Louis, providing militia units to support Virginia Major George Rogers Clark's capture of the French settlement at Vincennes in the American Revolutionary War, and their acceptance of Virginia governance with the persuasive assistance of the local Roman Catholic parish priests. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 09:31, 8 August 2021 (UTC)
I can't find any prior edits or logs at "Ohio County (Virginia)". Perhaps you are thinking of a different title or phrasing? In any event, you would want to build that potential article at either Ohio County, Virginia (over the redirect) or at Draft:Ohio County, Viriginia, which is a recommended draft area where you can build the article without risking deletion. But in order to find/restore the "extinguished" prior content, I would need more information on where it once was located. czar 19:42, 8 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, despite your published dictum above. I may have confounded an "Ohio County" north of the Ohio River read on a map long ago, versus the Illinois County, Virginia here at Wikipedia. Thank you again for checking it out for me here at Wikipedia. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 18:52, 12 August 2021 (UTC)

Mass killings under communist regimes (again)Edit

I took a break from it and I would've hoped things would get better but they aren't. It's always the same stuff, the discussions go nowhere, etc. This is a good summary.

I don't trust the AfD or RfC process for this article because, despite Wikipedia clearly not being about voting, it boils down to that, because more users are just going to say "per sources" and our arguments for why they're engaging in original research, synthesis, and other policy violations, and sources don't support what they claim they do... they're just going to be ignored. I may have to go to the noticeboard for sources and go one by one whether each source support the article. If you can write a neutral AfD or RfC, go for it.

Even though I'm skeptical, that is the only solution. Thank you again for your time. Davide King (talk) 09:50, 11 August 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Paul GoodmanEdit

The article Paul Goodman you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Paul Goodman 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 Sahaib3005 -- Sahaib3005 (talk) 09:01, 12 August 2021 (UTC)

Deletion review for Alberta Association of ArchitectsEdit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Alberta Association of Architects. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review.

Note I don't think you closed it incorrectly given the information available to you at the time but given the new information I think it might need reassessment. HighInBC Need help? Just ask. 23:38, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Reporting: Editing clashes with another userEdit

Hello Czar. I am sending you this message as I am being targeted by a random user who is accusing me of vandalism and falsifying information on an article here on Wikipedia. The article is about the South Korean movie, Once Upon a Time in High School. This user is even threatened to report me to the admins to have my account or, at the very least, my editing privileges removed. Before I tell you my request on this issue, I need to tell you how it all happened. So I was browsing through different articles on Wikipedia and then I encountered the Once Upon a Time in High School article. Upon reading it, I noticed that the last paragraph of the movie's plot was incorrect as I have seen the movie multiple times before and the last paragraph of the plot did not match with the movie's. I initially was taken aback for a few moments until I eventually decided to change the article so that the last paragraph was more accurate and correct. This was my first time editing an article on Wikipedia so I took careful actions when doing it. I even took the time to re-watch the movie once more before finalizing it, making sure there wasn't any errors. A week later, another user, the one I am referring to, reverts it back and starts accusing me of vandalism and falsifying information of the article. I then responded to the other user on the user's talk page, clarifying that I wasn't falsifying information nor vandalizing anything and I even provided a link of the movie for the other user to view to back my statements, but I have not heard from the user since. From there, I went back and undid his/her revision of my revision. I gradually waited for the other user to respond to my reply, but the other user instead went back to undid my revision again of Once Upon a Time in High School and once again accuses me of vandalism. This time, I started to get irritated and think that this other user is disregarding what I have to say and believes that he/she has justification for his/her action. I even looked up the revision history of the article and it seems that this may or may not be the first time he/she has done this to the article. Soon after, I did once more revision to the article and this again clarify that I not vandalizing nor falsifying anything, but the user still reverts it back and threatens me that he/she will report me to the admins. This is when I started to get on edge and decided to take matters into my own hands and contact the admins myself. I took some time to look up how to report to the admins, came across your name, and decided to message you. As for my request, I would like for you to confront this user and probably consider having him/her removed or blocked. You can find the user using this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/2604:3D09:A580:3900:7558:734B:E6FB:64D4. When you go to the article and read the revision history, you can see a small conversation between me and the other user. For the link to the movie I used to back my statement, here it is: https://archive.org/details/once-upon-a-time-in-high-school. You may view the movie and the article side by side and decide who is correct. This is urgent as the more people vandalize and make innocents fall to their schemes, the more victims will fall into misinformation and disinformation. I have been a long time guest on Wikipedia and it hurts me to see someone drastically change an article, inputs false information, and then accuses others of falsifying information when it gets corrected. Thank you. Detective Stranger (talk) 21:38, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) I don't know what can be done about the other editor, whose IP changes. However, I've reverted the article to the correct ending per the film. Schazjmd (talk) 22:11, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Hi @Detective Stranger, first, welcome to Wikipedia and I'm sorry your first editing experience has gone this way. It looks like @Schazjmd has confirmed the plot detail (thank you!) and can help monitor the page for changes. Since any editing community is bound to have disagreements, we have a general practice for resolving disputes: Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle. The gist is that editors are encouraged to be bold in their edits, but when the edit is disputed (reverted), to discuss on the talk page (Talk:Once Upon a Time in High School) rather than reverting back and forth out of desperation, which is known as Wikipedia:Edit warring (and note that more than three reverts on a single page in 24 hours will result in an automatic block). If the talk page discussion does not have traction, there are plenty of ways to move forward, first by seeking a third party as you did on my talk page but also by asking a forum like WT:FILM or others suggested at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution. There is no rush, so if your edit is reverted, remember that there is always time to discuss and restore the suggested text at some future point. Hope this helps and that you'll decide to edit some other film articles! :) czar 23:23, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Hello Czar. I have seen the recent changes to the article and I would like to show my appreciation to you for taking the time to read my issue regarding my recent experience here on Wikipedia and taking action. It really demonstrates how people like you genuinely care about your users, editors, the Wikipedia standards, and so on. My first editing experience may be rough, but I still look forward to future endeavors here on Wikipedia with you, @Schazjmd, and many others. Again, thank you. Detective Stranger (talk) 23:41, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Talk:Candleabracadabra/Native Hawaiian cuisineEdit

Hello, Czar,

I'm going through a list of orphaned talk subpages and came across this one you created. But there doesn't seem to be an associated article. Should this just be deleted or can you think of a place it can be moved to? Thanks. Liz Read! Talk! 22:34, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Looks like something lost in the shuffle from User talk:Candleabracadabra/Native Hawaiian cuisine and, in any event, it's already covered in Talk:Native cuisine of Hawaii's templates so I've deleted it. Thanks for checking! czar 01:38, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Well, I'm glad you know what to do with it. I'm coming across a lot of odd stuff. Apparently, when AFDs or PRODs are closed, the tools don't always delete article subpages, like archived talk pages and "To do" pages. Most everything showing up on the 1000+ page list is from after ~2014 so I guess before that, administrators relied more on manual deleting each page rather than deletion tools. I've also recently found that Twinkle will delete article redirects but not article redirect talk pages so maybe it's the same problem. Liz Read! Talk! 01:52, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
@Liz, if it helps, it looks like I was using a tool for that in 2014—probably User:Mr.Z-man/closeAFD. If so, the good news is that was deprecated in 2017 and replaced with WP:XFDC, which is more robust. czar 02:06, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

Z-TypeEdit

Hello. It was the best I could do for now. I didn't find much material on the web. Best regards. ✍A.WagnerC (talk) 13:37, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

CrassEdit

Can you explain this edit to Crass (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)? —Locke Coletc 19:35, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

@Locke Cole, looks like a days-old edit conflict from leaving the edit window open too long. It was meant to be a revert of the David King Estate edits but gone horribly wrong so I've reverted it. Thanks for the heads up! czar 01:59, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
You're good, I wasn't sure what the intent was there so I figured it was best to ask in case I missed something. =) Thanks!! —Locke Coletc 02:19, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Could use your insight on the talk page regarding The Last of Us Part IIEdit

Hey man so we're having a discussion on the talk page for The Last of Us Part II regarding whether or not the narrative/transgender character was polarizing among critics and if we should remove it. I saw you chime in on the "Universal acclaim" descriptor thing for The Last of Us Part II's reception, maybe you could chime in here as well. TheMassEffector (talk) 01:24, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 46Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 46, July – August 2021

  • Library design improvements deployed
  • New collections available in English and German
  • Wikimania presentation

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September 29: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon + Annual Members' Meeting NYCEdit

September 29, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon + Annual Members' Meeting NYC
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!

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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Administrators' newsletter – October 2021Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  • A motion has standardised the 500/30 (extended confirmed) restrictions placed by the Arbitration Committee. The standardised restriction is now listed in the Arbitration Committee's procedures.
  • Following the closure of the Iranian politics case, standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all edits about, and all pages related to, post-1978 Iranian politics, broadly construed.
  • The Arbitration Committee encourages uninvolved administrators to use the discretionary sanctions procedure in topic areas where it is authorised to facilitate consensus in RfCs. This includes, but is not limited to, enforcing sectioned comments, word/diff limits and moratoriums on a particular topic from being brought in an RfC for up to a year.

  Miscellaneous

  • Editors have approved expanding the trial of Growth Features from 2% of new accounts to 25%, and the share of newcomers getting mentorship from 2% to 5%. Experienced editors are invited to add themselves to the mentor list.
  • The community consultation phase of the 2021 CheckUser and Oversight appointments process is open for editors to provide comments and ask questions to candidates.

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AnarchismEdit

Thank you for the links and suggestions, Czar. I'm not specifically interested in Anarchism but in plugging historical gaps, often to do with foreign subjects not covered in English Wikipedia pages. Most recently, this has had to do with the Spanish and French struggles from the last century.Dm4244 (talk) 18:30, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

ReplyEdit

Hi Czar,

To be fair, I'm happy to receive your invitation, and I'm willing to help improve articles' qualities about anarchism, especially about anarchism in Asia. However, I'm a little busy in real life recently. But if I have time I will help, so if you need my help, don't hesitate to let me know. Also, I had monitored some articles about anarchism.--ときさき くるみ not because they are easy, but because they are hard 15:22, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

Sunday: Wiki-Pavilion Picnic NYC (part of WikiConference NA, Oct 8-10)Edit

Sunday October 10, 12-5pm: Wiki-Pavilion Picnic NYC
(part of WikiConference North America 2021, Oct 8-10)
 
WikiConference NA, October 8-10
Welcome to Wikimedia New York City!

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for a planned socially-distanced Wiknic ("the picnic anyone can edit") in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, being held at the historic Concert Grove Pavilion to coincide with WikiConference North America 2021, which will run virtually from Friday to Sunday.

For this occasion, and to allow more space as desired, we have individually packed lunches provided by the chapter, and attendees are encouraged to RSVP at Eventbrite and give sandwich/entree orders.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at the Concert Grove Pavilion 40°39′34″N 73°57′51″W / 40.65934°N 73.96414°W / 40.65934; -73.96414
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Concert Grove Pavilion

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Nomination of Bowser's Fury for deletionEdit

 
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Bowser's Fury 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/Bowser's Fury 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.

SkippyKR (talk) 23:09, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: September 2021Edit





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Deletion review for Template:Flaglist+linkEdit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Template:Flaglist+link. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. * Pppery * it has begun... 02:54, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:13, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Battle for the Bones - return?Edit

Hey Czar,

Due to recently announced conference realignment news, UAB and Memphis will return to playing regularly as conference opponents. I think this may warrant a revival of the previously deleted article on the rivalry.

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/UAB–Memphis rivalry

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lanternofdiogenes (talkcontribs) 19:18, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Not so much that the conference realignment itself warrants revisiting the deleted article, but those two new, linked sources are a good reason to revisit it, absolutely. Restored! and subsequent discussion should move to its talk page. czar 03:43, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

HiEdit

Hi Czar! How are you? Hope everything is alright. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 07:56, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

Could you be able to please revert back the deleted history of Draft:Barbie (film), Draft:Flash Gordon (upcoming film), Draft:The Rosie Project (film), Draft:Untitled Disney fantasy animated film, Draft:The Division (film), and Draft:Bob the Musical? It seems to be deleted while I was gone. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 07:56, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
Hi! All good—welcome back! Restored these. czar 02:25, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
Czar, when restoring G13 drafts, please make a minor edit to the page or remove the CSD tag or they are likely to be deleted again. See Draft:The Rosie Project (film). Liz Read! Talk! 03:24, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
Missed those. Thank you! czar 06:51, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
Hey, thanks man. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 07:16, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Growth Newsletter #19Edit

18:36, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2021Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  • Phase 2 of the 2021 RfA review has commenced which will discuss potential solutions to address the 8 issues found in Phase 1. Proposed solutions that achieve consensus will be implemented and you may propose solutions till 07 November 2021.

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous


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WikiCup 2021 November newsletterEdit

The WikiCup is over for another year and the finalists can relax! Our Champion this year is   The Rambling Man (submissions), who amassed over 5000 points in the final round, achieving 8 featured articles and almost 500 reviews. It was a very competitive round; seven of the finalists achieved over 1000 points in the round (enough to win the 2019 contest), and three scored over 3000 (enough to win the 2020 event). Our 2021 finalists and their scores were:

  1.   The Rambling Man (submissions) with 5072 points
  2.   Lee Vilenski (submissions) with 3276 points
  3.   Amakuru (submissions) with 3197 points
  4.   Epicgenius (submissions) with 1611 points
  5.   Gog the Mild (submissions) with 1571 points
  6.   BennyOnTheLoose (submissions) with 1420 points
  7.   Hog Farm (submissions) with 1043 points
  8.   Bloom6132 (submissions) with 528 points

All those who reached the final round will win awards. The following special awards will be made based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. Awards will be handed out in the next few days.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether they made it to the final round or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup, some of whom did very well. Wikipedia has benefitted greatly from the quality creations, expansions and improvements made, and the numerous reviews performed. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition, not forgetting User:Jarry1250, who runs the scoring bot.

If you have views on whether the rules or scoring need adjustment for next year's contest, please comment on the WikiCup talk page. Next year's competition will begin on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors, and we hope to see you all in the 2022 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! 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 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:55, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Richard OhmannEdit

This seems up your alley? AleatoryPonderings (???) (!!!) 00:41, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

@AleatoryPonderings, nice work! czar 04:09, 4 November 2021 (UTC)
Not much to speak of at the moment, but thought I'd mention in case you were interested. AleatoryPonderings (???) (!!!) 04:10, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

HelloEdit

Thanks for your mensage in my page! I have done one or two things in english wikipedia, but i am actually a editor in portuguese wikipedia, and i will problably remain exclusively there for some time since i do not have a sufficient grasp of english grammar to really contribute. But we should definetely do more exchanges to expand both projects! Nice to meet you! JoaquimCebuano (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 04:49, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

@JoaquimCebuano, thanks! Do you know if there is there some way for us to be notified when there are new articles for us to translate from the Portuguese Wikipedia? czar 14:42, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
@Czar I dont really know, i can only think that someone could do this mediation. Some articles that i dave done in portuguese that i think should exist in en.wiki is pt:Leila Al-Shami, pt:Maia Ramnath, pt:Federação das Organizações Sindicalistas Revolucionárias do Brasil and, another suggestion, is to translate it:Misato Toda. One thing that i really want to ask is why in en.wiki the ICL article got redirected to AIT? This seens really wrong for me... Anyway, thanks! Lets exchange recommendations about contemporary moviments and researchers of anarchism, i think this is a important part to cover! JoaquimCebuano (talk)

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RestoreEdit

Hi again, need restoration of deleted edits from Draft:The Woman King (film) and Draft:Blade (upcoming film). Thanks --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 20:30, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!,   Done czar 06:37, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, I'd ask that the Blade restoration be reversed. I asked for the edits prior to July 19, 2019 to be removed here due to a banned user sock puppet requesting the histories be restored and the request was carried out. Rusted AutoParts 06:54, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
Reapplied the May 2019 sock deletion (G5), refunded the prior non-sock edits from 2017 (G13). czar 03:04, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

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Hello thank you for your message. I will check out the links when I have the time. Thank you for posting them. Please have a good day. Take care, Centralia1 Centralia1 (talk) 04:29, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

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Hey Czar, thanks for reaching out. I'm admittedly very new to editing on wikipedia, so I appreciate the help and the heads up. Would definitely love to be more involved in coordinated efforts. Thanks! Anarkiddie (talk) 14:00, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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Hi Czar, thanks for your kind message and the interesting references and opportunities. I'll have a closer look and see if I have the expertise to contribute references, citations or make any suggestions for some of those pages. Nice to meet you and thanks for welcoming me to the community. Communalist (talk) 00:51, 3 January 2022 (UTC)Communalist

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The May Pamphlet at FACEdit

Hi talk page watchers, long time no chat. I wanted to let you know that   The May Pamphlet, an article on Paul Goodman's early anarchist essays that I've been incubating for a few years, is up for featured article candidacy, if you'd be interested in reviewing a neat little anarchist tract against the featured article criteria. Would love to know what you think. If it ends well, I'll potentially have a few more to nominate in the coming months. Happy New Year, all! czar 19:38, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Kitchener and District Soccer League deletionEdit

Hi - I'm wondering if you would be able to give the reason behind the deletion of the Kitchener and District Soccer League wiki page which I have updated anonymously over more than a decade. Obviously I am hopeful it can be restored or be consideration for restoration. Happy to talk over email - Ticket#2022010910002901 opened with your volunteer desk. Message delivered by Pp99g -- 21:39, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Pp99g, you can read the deletion discussion here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kitchener and District Soccer League. Dedicated articles on Wikipedia require significant coverage in multiple reliable, independent sources. (?) In this case, the discussion participants said the topic's sources did not meet this standard. Those pages I've linked describe the standard and eligible sources in greater depth. If you enjoy editing on football topics, perhaps you would be interested in editing another article with our association football editing community? czar 22:28, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
Hi @Czar, Thank you for providing the link to the decision, sad to read it though. At this point I'm not sure about moving onto another topic. I had latched onto that one and helped improve it since about 2007 or so. I would probably say I had been responsible for more than 50% of the content, and probably the majority of the updates since 2007, even though I have not lived in that metro area for 30 years. I may go to the university library when I visit and pull references from the daily newspaper articles on the league. It was regularly covered with a minimum of one article per week for quite a long time. With the decline of print journalism, the daily in that metro area has suffered major decline even though population has grown significantly. Newspaper content is about a quarter of the size it used to be.Pp99g 5:06, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
@Pp99g, if you'd like, I can restore the content to another wiki with a Wikipedia-compatible license (cc-by-sa) such as https://football.fandom.com, where you can continue to update it—just let me know where. Wikipedia tends to cover local topics one geographic region above, i.e., if it's a local league, we would want to see state or national coverage, not just local newspaper coverage. I hear you on the decline of print journalism but on the upside, local libraries tend to carry subscriptions to local paper archives and we also have a series of subscriptions available (for free) to Wikipedia editors who meet a certain level of editing activity. By the way, you can sign your posts on Wikipedia by typing four tildes. czar 05:59, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

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QueryEdit

I have followed with interest some of your contributions. Kafka's Prayer is one I particularly enjoyed. Is your focus more on anarchism or critical theory? I would eventually like to work on some articles, but presently don't have the time to improve/create ones like Minority (philosophy), Kafka: Towards a Minor Literature, Body without organs. Just wondering what the scope of your interests are, and if you have an interest in Deleuze. Maybe a future project together if you do, but no worries either way. Urve (talk) 05:47, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Urve, when I was writing that one, I wondered who would read it (besides bots) so that's heartwarming to hear! My focus is more on anarchism and books than critical theory in specific, with the Kafka book as part of a larger Paul Goodman series. Somewhere in my pile of drafts I have an old one on Bourdieu's Distinction that was pretty good but... complicated. Around that time I joined the John Searle school of French theory. So while a part of me would love to unpack Capitalism and Schizophrenia for a general audience if only for the challenge, I'm fully aware that it's an exercise in futility. (Not to mention that the level of effort to write a decent article on a sociological subject absolutely dwarfs the effort it takes to write an article from contemporary news sources.) The thought of searching for French-language reviews from the 1970s is horrifying and thrilling at once. But I find myself more often doing just that. czar 07:06, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comments. I see you've turned the redlink in my query blue ;) Thanks for that, and the Searle video. I'll keep in touch and keep watching what you do - because you do it well, and your series of articles provide a good base to work on related subjects. If you ever have inspiration to do some work on D&G, let me know and I'll see what my editing is looking like; for now I have some projects in the works about something totally different, but some of my first edits were related to D&G and Žižek, and looking back at our roots is what life's all about. Thanks again. Urve (talk) 05:06, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
Oh hey, look who it is. Hit me up for your inevitable GA nomination on these hypothetical articles. :) -- asilvering (talk) 01:42, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Hi again, Czar and asilvering. I said I'd keep in touch, so I may as well ;) I've been reworking the body without organs article. Very early stages - planning on GA eventually, but far from now. It's hard, because many of the essential things D&G talk about (the egg example, which IMO is vital to understanding it, and helpful for lay readers) are just referenced in secondary sources, not explained in considerable depth. But time will tell :) Hope you're both well. Urve (talk) 16:14, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
You can summarize the example yourself, can't you? I would expect it to fall under the same kinds of guidelines as plot summaries for novels. Is that not the case? -- asilvering (talk) 20:42, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
Nice! Primary sources can be used insofar as they do not require our interpretation... which might unfortunately be the case here. I'd be surprised if this wasn't covered in one of the Deleuze and Guattari guides, though. And then, of course, what may exist yet in that otherworldly realm: French sources. czar 23:31, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of La Salute è in voiEdit

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A barnstar for your effortsEdit

  The Anarchist Barnstar
Awarded for your extensive efforts in supporting the expansion of articles related to Anarchism. Awarded by Cdjp1 (talk) 22:40, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of La Salute è in voiEdit

The article La Salute è in voi you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:La Salute è in voi 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 Asilvering -- Asilvering (talk) 01:41, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Ok, this isn't 100% official because... where the heck do I put this in the Law section? I don't disagree that it's related to law, but it's extremely "one of these things is not like the other" in every possible category. It is a publication, but it's not exactly a legal publication. Ethics? Help. -- asilvering (talk) 01:45, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
@Asilvering, well, we could file under "literature" as a hat tip to Larabee... It looks like most topic groups have a "Miscellaneous" section, so this would be a good candidate for starting Law's Miscellaneous if there ever was one. czar 01:58, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Done. That appears to have added a strange underline in the middle of the section for mysterious reasons, but in the interest of not pushing sixteen different minor edits to trial-and-error the source, I will leave sorting that out for someone who knows what they are doing. -- asilvering (talk) 02:14, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Oh. Well. This is why I'm in "digital humanities" and not "programming". I guess I should be kinder to the people who couldn't count how many pages there are in that pamphlet. -- asilvering (talk) 08:18, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Recent revertEdit

About Special:diff/1067340148, I'm genuinely not sure what the category is used for, looking through Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Bibliographies/archive, it's only been used 11 times last year, about half of them seems to be about individuals and a smaller portion about actual bibliographies. Starting to think that maybe a merge with Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/People might be needed, thoughts? Justiyaya 04:06, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

@Justiyaya, I assume it's for book/bibliography-related articles, though I can see why it's likely few would pass through AfD when there aren't that many in total. If anything, I think the action would be to retire it rather than merge it into People (where it wouldn't belong). But it's also not harmful to leave it as is, apart from the occasional confusion between Biography and Bibliography. Come to think of it, the Bibliography delsort (via Wikipedia:WikiProject Bibliographies/Article alerts) is how I found the discussion in question! czar 04:14, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Mhm, the section probably won't be really harmful as is, thanks for clarifying the use of it :D Justiyaya 04:19, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Query: Web interviewsEdit

Thanks for taking a look at my edits to the Chomsky page and the need to cite non-web interviews. I am still new to all of this :)

I am curious is this a standard throughout the whole of Wikipedia? Some of the information I put in there I think was novel and the interviewer has written for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. It would be great to put some of the information in there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CarlMarks51 (talkcontribs) 19:09, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

  Moved to Talk:Noam Chomsky

A little help please? Notability of politiciansEdit

I see you are a regular commentator on the Noam Chomsky page.

I am texting you because I want to know the policy on politicians. If a politician is one of two primary politicians for US Congress in 2022. who has had articles written about him with all large state papers in past elections, does that make this candidate notable?

What policy can I look up about this? Thank you so much in advance. Quiet2 (talk) 03:40, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

  Moved to user talk:Quiet2

One Day at HorrorlandEdit

I disagree with your reference assessment, but it did encourage me to look for more sources. I found that the book has been used for instruction in schools and that it was once adapted into a Walt Disney World attraction. I thank you for that, even if it wasn't your intention. SL93 (talk) 13:58, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

The HorrorLand series was adapted, not this individual book, but this conversation belongs on the article's talk page. czar 15:09, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
I'm here to apologize for overreacting. You can do what you want with merging since the content will still exist in some form. SL93 (talk) 19:27, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

Debate on military funding's influence on Noam's thoughtEdit

Hi, Could you advise me how to rewrite this so it is seen as acceptable:

Chomsky has been open about who employed him at this time, saying “[MIT] was a Pentagon-based university. And I was at a military-funded lab."[1] What effect this had on his linguistic and political ideas has been debated in Open Democracy and the London Review of Books.[2]

References

  1. ^ Chomsky 1996, p. 102.
  2. ^ Golumbia 2018; Knight 2018b; Levidow 2018; Lears 2017; Allott 2019.

You said "these sources do not make a point about the Pentagon affiliation; if there is something specific to say, just say it, otherwise it's aspersions".

Really sorry, but I'm not clear what is wrong. The debate at Open Democracy consisted of 10 contributions from Frederick Newmeyer, Randy Allen Harris, Chris Knight, Les Levidow, David Golumbia, Peter Jones, and Wolfgang Sperlich. The debate was all about the extent to which "Pentagon affiliation" had an effect on Chomsky's politics and linguistics. A similar debate occurred with Hilary Rose (sociologist), Chomsky and others in the London Review of Books and the debate continued in and around a UCL conference and the publication of the book: "The Responsibility of Intellectuals: Reflections by Noam Chomsky and Others After 50 Years (Nick Allott, Chris Knight, Neil Smith (linguist))". The debate also occurred in several online interviews, various book reviews and the Chronicle Of Higher Education.

Is it not relevant to say, in two short sentences, that this debate occurred in the section concerning this crucial period of Noam's academic career: 'Early career: 1955–1966'? If so, how should it be described?

Thanks!

  • Allott, Nick; Knight, Chris; Smith, Neil (2019). The Responsibility of Intellectuals - Reflections by Noam Chomsky and Others after 50 years (PDF). London: UCL Press. ISBN 9781787355514.
  • Golumbia, David (25 September 2018). "The Chomskyan revolution and the politics of linguistics". Open Democracy.
  • Levidow, Les (6 September 2018). "The Chomsky paradox: the responsibility of intellectuals, revisited". Open Democracy.
  • Lears, Jackson (4 May 2017). "Mysterian". London Review of Books. 39 (9).

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  Moved to Talk:Noam Chomsky

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Wikimedia NYC: Strategic Planning Survey for our communityEdit

Wikimedia NYC: Strategic Planning Survey for our community
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Wikipedia:Press coverage 2022Edit

Hi! I removed the high five per "This set of pages lists any press coverage of Wikipedia that covers or discusses Wikipedia as a project – that is, any aspect of Wikipedia overall, such as its structure, success, information, goals, history – or views on Wikipedia in general, and so on. Press sources that reference content of a particular Wikipedia article but do not discuss the project itself should instead be noted on the talk page of the referenced Wikipedia article in question using the..."

There are of course grey-areas but this didn't seem like one. The Ketanji Brown Jackson thing you added earlier was removed and redacted for more pressing reasons:[6] Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 19:59, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Thanks, @Gråbergs Gråa Sång. That text would be helpful clarification to add to the 2022 page if it is to be enforced there. czar 23:23, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
I think it adds a bit of focus, adding for example all of the press at Talk:List of most expensive artworks by living artists is not obvious improvement. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:49, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

WP:AFC Helper NewsEdit

Hello! I wanted to drop a quick note for all of our AFC participants; nothing huge and fancy like a newsletter, but a few points of interest.

  • AFCH will now show live previews of the comment to be left on a decline.
  • The template {{db-afc-move}} has been created - this template is similar to {{db-move}} when there is a redirect in the way of an acceptance, but specifically tells the patrolling admin to let you (the draft reviewer) take care of the actual move.

Short and sweet, but there's always more to discuss at WT:AFC. Stop on by, maybe review a draft on the way? Whether you're one of our top reviewers, or haven't reviewed in a while, I want to thank you for helping out in the past and in the future. Cheers, Primefac, via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:59, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

Promotion of The May PamphletEdit

 Congratulations, Czar! The article you nominated, The May Pamphlet, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
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Ran PrieurEdit

regarding Draft:Ran Prieur --

Thanks for the heads up regarding primary sources. It was a concern of mine that I had already tried to minimize, nevertheless I've simplified the draft further. At the moment draft only has three references to Ran's blog itself (about page which contains self-described political views, the original link to "How to Drop Out", and a miscellaneous about page which contains his birthplace). The other eight sources are secondary sources so my intuition is that it'll be appropriate to remove the template message. Haven't done so yet -- let me know your thoughts. cheers. quin 05:58, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you!Edit

  stumbled on your 'vita' page, it's gorgeously laid out. it's inspired me to do something similar for myself down the road :) quin 06:03, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2022 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the WikiCup. Last year anyone who scored more than zero points moved on to Round 2, but this was not the case this year, and a score of 13 or more was required to proceed. The top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   Epicgenius, a finalist last year, who led the field with 1906 points, gained from 32 GAs and 19 DYKs, all on the topic of New York buildings.
  •   AryKun, new to the contest, was second with 1588 points, having achieved 2 FAs, 11 GAs and various other submissions, mostly on the subject of birds.
  •   Bloom6132, a WikiCup veteran, was in third place with 682 points, garnered from 51 In the news items and several DYKs.
  •   GhostRiver was close behind with 679 points, gained from achieving 12 GAs, mostly on ice hockey players, and 35 GARs.
  •   Kavyansh.Singh was in fifth place with 551 points, with an FA, a FL, and many reviews.
  •   SounderBruce was next with 454 points, gained from an FA and various other submissions, mostly on United States highways.
  •   Ktin, another WikiCup veteran, was in seventh place with 412 points, mostly gained from In the news items.

These contestants, like all the others who qualified for Round 2, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews of a large number of good articles as the contest ran concurrently with a GAN backlog drive. Well done all! To qualify for Round 3, contestants will need to finish Round 2 among the top thirty-two participants.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Anything that should have been claimed for in Round 1 is no longer eligible for points. 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 at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed.

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Saffron Barker afd/redirectEdit

Hi, I’d like to ask you about the afd you closed for Saffron Barker, please. I apologise, because I’m new to editing Wikipedia, but am attempting to read the advice and follow the rules, it just gets a little confusing :) I believe that there wasn’t really enough discussion of her significance for there to justifiably considered a consensus. That, along with her further appearances in mainstream media has prompted me to attempt to get the redirect removed and the article reinstated. I’m not really sure how to go about that. I was hoping you could help, please? The advice on the deletion review page says to contact the closer of the afd in the first place- so, here I am. Saradipity*codes (talk) 17:33, 4 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Saradipity*codes, you've come to the right place. :) What new sources do you have that discuss her career that were not in place or discussed in its deletion discussion? If you can share several reliable sources that discuss her career in depth, I'd be happy to restore the article as a draft for you to expand. czar 18:30, 5 March 2022 (UTC)

Archival research and WP:OREdit

You pulled most of the maybe-OR from Panteleimon Belochub when you removed the unsourced and unreliable-source stuff, but the "early life" and "WWI" sections are still mostly attributed to archival sources. I thought that was a no-go on Wikipedia? Or is this example fine because it's simple factual things like birth and death dates? (Though I suppose in this particular case there is an additional WP:V complication, since the State Archives of Donetsk Region may be some of the most inaccessible papers on earth right now...) -- asilvering (talk) 06:46, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

RequestEdit

Hi Czar--could you possibly histmerge The Resort (TV series) into The Resort (American TV series), as they're essentially duplicates? Cheers! NathanielTheBold (talk) 04:58, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

@NathanielTheBold, since the histories overlap, I recommend just boldly merging the latter into the former (dropping "American" per WP:NCTV as the correct title) czar 05:31, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

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Arbitration request for amendment: Discretionary sanctions procedure page and templatesEdit

You are involved in a recently-filed request for clarification or amendment from the Arbitration Committee. Please review the request at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification and Amendment#Amendment request: Discretionary sanctions procedure page and templates and, if you wish to do so, enter your statement and any other material you wish to submit to the Arbitration Committee. Additionally, the Wikipedia:Arbitration guide may be of use.

Thanks, — Newslinger talk 04:12, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi Czar, in December 2021, you made an excellent proposal at Template talk:Ds § Combine Ds/talk notice to overhaul the {{Ds/talk notice}} banner. I have just filed a request for amendment to advance this suggestion to the Arbitration Committee. Please feel free to comment on the request if you would like the Committee to hear your thoughts. Thanks! — Newslinger talk 04:12, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Growth Newsletter #20Edit

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Mar 27: Wiki-Tent Brunch in BrooklynEdit

March 27, 11am-2pm: Wiki-Tent Brunch in Brooklyn
 
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Discretionary sanctions procedure page and templates closedEdit

Amendment request: Discretionary sanctions procedure page and templates has closed. 3 changes to {{ds/alert}}/{{ds/talk notice}} were approved and will be implemented by the Arbitration Committee and the clerk team.

For the Arbitration Committee, –MJLTalk 18:49, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

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Nomination of Pine64 for deletionEdit

 
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Books & Bytes – Issue 49Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 49, January – February 2022

  • New library collections
  • Blog post published detailing technical improvements

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Nomination of Kirby and the Forgotten Land for deletionEdit

 
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Your GA nomination of Communitas (book)Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – April 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2022).

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  • Access to Special:RevisionDelete has been expanded to include users who have the deletelogentry and deletedhistory rights. This means that those in the Researcher user group and Checkusers who are not administrators can now access Special:RevisionDelete. The users able to view the special page after this change are the 3 users in the Researcher group, as there are currently no checkusers who are not already administrators. (T301928)
  • When viewing deleted revisions or diffs on Special:Undelete a back link to the undelete page for the associated page is now present. (T284114)

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:12, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Anarchist FAQEdit

I didn't get to reply to you before the AfD was closed, but if I had I would've clarified that my hope was that a draft would allow for the possibility of a viable merge target being created, rather than new sources being found that would indicate notability. And I would have asked – so may as well ask now – what your thoughts are on the two possible as-yet-nonexistent targets I mentioned (Iain McKay and anarchism and the internet), and whether any others come to mind. I think the latter's probably a safer bet, and some sources definitely exist (Atton 1996, Owens and Palmer 2003, some of Franks 2006), but it's the sort of thing that would take me years to actually put together. Either way, I'm aware it's probably a long shot, but worth thinking about. – Arms & Hearts (talk) 13:40, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Arms & Hearts, thanks for the follow-up. Would you have sources for McKay? I didn't have significant coverage last time I checked, hence the redirect. And what would be the scope of anarchism and the Internet? The merge target I had been envisioning was a section on introductions to anarchism, of which the "FAQ" would certainly be a part. I needed more reviews of other introductory material though and didn't get to that point. czar 13:07, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
No particular sources for McKay come to mind I'm afraid – articles on living writers aren't my forte but I think you're probably right that the coverage is insufficient. Hence why anarchism and the Internet's probably preferable, but I don't have much of a sense of what that would in involve either (at least without having had a proper look at the sources suggested above), or whether it really merits an article in its own right or would itself be better folded into issues in anarchism. So all rather vague, but I'll keep you posted. Introductions to anarchism is another interesting possibility – chapter 2 of Süreyya Evren Türkeli's thesis What is anarchism? A reflection on the canon and the constructive potential of its destruction, on Woodcock's Anarchism and similar introductions, might be a good source. – Arms & Hearts (talk) 18:01, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Zohra OpokuEdit

 

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The May Pamphlet scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 1 May 2022. Please check that the article needs no amendments. Feel free to amend the draft blurb, which can be found at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 1, 2022, or to make more comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/May 2022. I suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks and congratulations on your work. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:31, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Thank you today for the article, introduced: "One spring day in New York City, the irascible Paul Goodman marched into his World War II draft interview with these anarchist essays under his arm as a prop or perhaps totem that would show his country just how unfit for service he was. While the military immediately understood, it would take another 15 years for his country to hear. While largely forgotten today, Goodman was namechecked in Annie Hall as a prevailing public intellectual of the American mid-century: Dutch uncle to the 1960s counterculture, philosopher of the New Left, and the country's most prominent living anarchist. Goodman's career consisted of revealing mystic truths about the need to live out one's own animal instinct and the larger society's unfulfilled duty in fostering those impulses. The May 1945 essays that became known as the May Pamphlet outline Goodman's application of Reichian psychological theory to anarchist politics in the interregnum between the social revolutionary class warfare of turn-of-the-century classical anarchism and the rise of personal politics-focused, late-20th century contemporary anarchism. You can see Goodman bridge the twain in these very essays as he confronts the impossibility of large-scale social change by calling not for a massive social revolution but for an inward reformation: to instead realize one's own innate, individual powers and form a new society by living intentionally within the shell of the old."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:41, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: March 2022Edit





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Apr 24: Wiki-Picnic and WikiSeder in BrooklynEdit

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New administrator activity requirementEdit

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Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

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DYK for The Uses of DisorderEdit

 On 17 April 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Uses of Disorder, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that The Uses of Disorder, characterized by one reviewer as "the best available contemporary defense of anarchism", was intended to be a critique of orderly city life? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Uses of Disorder. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, The Uses of Disorder), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 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.

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Apr 27: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

April 27, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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Category:Black-owned companies of the United States has been nominated for renamingEdit

 

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A goat for you!Edit

Congrats on getting an article to featured level by yourself!

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WikiCup 2022 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2022 WikiCup has now finished. It was a high-scoring round and contestants needed 115 points to advance to round 3. There were some very impressive efforts in round 2, with the top seven contestants all scoring more than 500 points. A large number of the points came from the 11 featured articles and the 79 good articles achieved in total by contestants.

Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  1.   Epicgenius, with 1264 points from 2 featured article, 4 good articles and 18 DYKs. Epicgenius was a finalist last year but has now withdrawn from the contest as he pursues a new career path.
  2.   AryKun, with 1172 points from two featured articles, one good article and a substantial number of featured article and good article reviews.
  3.   Bloom6132, with 605 points from 44 in the news items and 4 DYKs.
  4.   Sammi Brie, with 573 points from 8 GAs and 21 DYKs.
  5.   Ealdgyth, with 567 points from 11 GAs and 34 good and featured article reviews.
  6.   Panini!, with 549 points from 1 FA, 4 GAs and several other sources.
  7.   Lee Vilenski, with 545 points from 1 FA, 4 GAs and a number of reviews.

The rules for featured and good article reviews require the review to be of sufficient length; brief quick fails and very short reviews will generally not be awarded points. Remember also 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. 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. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:39, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: April 2022Edit





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Local standardEdit

Hi Czar, Can you help illuminate for me the "local" objection being made in the Mo Karn deletion debate? I know WP:NPOL sets some parameters around notability of local elected officials, but I've not encountered before the demand that someone or something have greater than local-level coverage in reliable sources to meet notability. Thanks, —Carter (Tcr25) (talk) 14:53, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mo Karn
Hi @Tcr25, usually exclusively local coverage is an indicator that the subject has not been covered as noteworthy by wider press. For example, local activism is common but what makes it notable is its coverage by regional or national press. I.e., "5 Questions with a Foodie" is a human interest story, not evidence of the subject's noteworthiness ("Richmond's very own Food Not Bombs celebrity" is, one can only presume, tongue-in-cheek). But any discussion of specifics should continue at the AfD. My database searches had plenty of passing mentions from local press, but gluing those together to form an article would not do justice to the subject. czar 17:42, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, @[[[User:Czar|Czar]], thanks for the reply. I'm not trying to litigate the specific question around Mo Karn here, I just want to make sure I'm understanding the logic and where it fits into WP policies, although I'm not completely convinced that WP:GNG requires regional or national coverage. A human interest story may raise reliability questions, but they also can indicate a degree of notability in so much as a reporter and editor deemed the subject worthy of an interview/profile. —Carter (Tcr25) (talk) 18:43, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

I am reading Communitas, by the way...Edit

It's on my bedside table right now. A fascinating book, certainly the sort that would make me want to write a GA about it, so I see why you put in all that work. Thanks for all you do here! ezlev (user/tlk/ctrbs) 01:42, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Aw, thank you! With a little bit of that energy, perhaps I can make the final FAC push... czar 04:07, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

May 22: Wiki-Picnic and Hackathon in BrooklynEdit

May 22, 12-5pm: Wiki-Picnic and Hackathon in Brooklyn
 
Prospect Park, 1871 map

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May 25: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

May 25, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, ChandigarhEdit

hi, the article Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, Chandigarh, i created has been properly cited with all valid links and is not a promotional article or a paid article and the article has been created with new and different content available on government websites and other trusted sources but has been marked for speedy deletion. help me stop the deletion of this page. please verify the article with all links and help me not to lost this article, do not delete it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rishixkumar (talkcontribs) 10:13, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

See also User talk:Justiyaya#Question from Rishixkumar (10:09, 26 May 2022), not sure why they went on your talk page (edit: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, Chandigarh) Justiyaya 10:25, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

June 2022 Good Article Nominations backlog driveEdit

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Hidden text on Paul GoodmanEdit

I noticed that a few years ago you introduced a number of hidden text passages to Paul Goodman. Since hidden text often gets forgotten and abandoned, we are working to reduce instances of hidden text to short notes necessary to be perpetually maintained in the wikitext, such as cautions not to use disapproved wording. Eventually, this may become a bot task, in which more extensive hidden passages are automatically removed from the article to the talk page for discussion. Do you intend to address the hidden passages of text currently in the article? BD2412 T 22:18, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

I'm actively editing the article and ideally, when finished, there will be little hidden text left. Are you saying that a group of editors are looking to remove all hidden text that doesn't provide a warning? Where is this coordination taking place? czar 04:44, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
I have initiated a discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Lots and lots and lots of hidden text, focused primarily on long-abandoned hidden text—there are cases where some block of text in an article was hidden due to an editorial disagreement a decade or more ago, and apparently not revisited since. I have also proposed a bot request to catalogue instances of hidden text by size and age. Bear in mind that something could happen to any editor at any time, so I would ask you to think about what would become of this content and this article if you were no longer around. Perhaps a better way to handle it would be to create a subpage linked from the talk page? Or to try and resolve as much of this lengthy content as possible in relatively short order, before taking up other things? BD2412 T 05:06, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for starting Molly WhiteEdit

I started drafting an article about the same time as you and it's almost identical! All my work for nought. :) I'll see how I can add a bit here and there. --Jprg1966 (talk) 16:13, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

If it took this long, I'm sure yours and mine were among many. Looking forward to your contributions! :) czar 16:23, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Yes, thanks so much. She is awesome. -- Valjean (talk) (PING me) 15:05, 2 June 2022 (UTC)

Molly White articleEdit

My read on things is that Molly is indeed notable so on that basis sure she is eligible for a page. That said, I'm wondering if you contacted her before writing the article? I know this is something Molly does in her own work because as we both know there are pluses and minuses to having an article and not everyone wants one. I have no idea how she feels about this, so she might be great with it, but felt it important to ask the question. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 16:43, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

@Barkeep49: I emailed her this morning, as I was also planning to write an article. I offered her the chance to air any concerns, but she acknowledged the notification and thanked me for the heads-up without raising any issues. --Jprg1966 (talk) 16:51, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
Yes, I think all's sorted. Thanks for checking. czar 18:30, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 50Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

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June 8: NYBG Environment of The Bronx - Editing Wikipedia for BeginnersEdit

Wednesday June 8, 11am-5pm: New York Botanical Garden - Environment of the Bronx - Editing Wikipedia for Beginners

The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden and the Environment of New York City Task Force invite the general public of all experience levels to come to the Mertz Library in person and learn how to use Wikipedia! All skill levels welcome at the event! Experienced Wikipedia editors from the Wikimedia New York City chapter will be in attendance and available to help. A one hour training session will be offered at the start of this event covering introductory topics. Attendees familiar with editing Wikipedia can edit off of a worklist focused on the environment of New York City; as well as, a sub-list focused on the environment of the Bronx. The Mertz Library will pull topical media from their collection to assist the editing.

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Administrators' newsletter – June 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2022).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • Administrators using the mobile web interface can now access Special:Block directly from user pages. (T307341)
  • The IP Info feature has been deployed to all wikis as a Beta Feature. Any autoconfirmed user may enable the feature using the "IP info" checkbox under Preferences → Beta features. Autoconfirmed users will be able to access basic information about an IP address that includes the country and connection method. Those with advanced privileges (admin, bureaucrat, checkuser) will have access to extra information that includes the Internet Service Provider and more specific location.

  Arbitration


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TFAEdit

Thank you today for Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, introduced: "This article is the most complete resource on the web for the Japanese sequel to Nintendo's 1985 smash hit Super Mario Bros. Critics say the title is best known for its extreme difficulty, but I'd wager it's better known for being confused with Super Mario Bros. 2, a completely different game. The Lost Levels was so difficult as to convince Nintendo of America against releasing the title in North America (that's how the "lost levels" were lost, until its re-introduction to English-speaking regions in 1993). But despite The Lost Levels' cultural confinement, the game performed a fair amount of forecasting for the series: its sadistic poison mushroom power-ups and differentiated abilities for Luigi persisted into other series games, but perhaps more salient is how the game served as a precursor to the contemporary fan community that creates challenging (read: impossible) Mario levels for each other, as well as the speedrunning community that attempted not just to finish these sadistic challenges, but with prowess.

The original Mario pulled the video game industry from the crash several years prior, and there was little games journalism infrastructure in place in 1986, nevertheless in English on a Japan-only title."!- --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:17, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

NYC Wiknic, June 26Edit

Hold the date. Meetup/NYC Wiknic in Crotona Park, Sunday June 26.

Watch Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wiknic June 2022 for further details as they become available.

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A question regarding List of books about anarchismEdit

Hi Czar, I've recently been motivated to add something about anarchism in East Asia (i.e. Anarchism in China, Anarchism in Japan, Anarchism in Korea) to this list, but I'm not sure how notable these books would have to be to fit in, and would like to request your opinion. I don't mind moving this discussion if there is a more appropriate place for it. Many thanks! ときさき くるみ not because they are easy, but because they are hard 14:46, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Tokisaki Kurumi, glad to hear it! Which books—the ones in the bibliographies of those articles? The books with their own Wikipedia articles are the safest to not be contested additions but the Wikipedia way is to "be bold", add the books you feel fit the stated scope and if someone disagrees, they will say so and you will discuss. My take is that the whole list would be better off replaced with an overall bibliography. czar 02:08, 15 June 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts. BTW, I would like to share a little bit of the things: Firstly, Ba Jin wrote some pamphlets before the founding of PRC, I may examine them one by one. Secondly, both Peter Kropotkin and Max Stirner were once popular in East Asia, I may also add some works about them. ときさき くるみ not because they are easy, but because they are hard 17:06, 17 June 2022 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

This Month in GLAM: May 2022Edit





Headlines
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  • Argentina report: Face-to-face and virtual events on May
  • Australia report: Over 1000 references added in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand for #1Lib1Ref
  • Belgium report: New Wikidata Property
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  • Estonia report: From university to library
  • Finland report: Photowalks in Southern Finland, spring 2022
  • France report: International Museum Day 2022
  • India report: Digitization of Tibetan Buddhist canons, The International Museum Day 2022 Wikidata Competition
  • Italy report: May in and for museums
  • Kosovo report: Cooperation with the National Gallery of Kosova and Summer of Wikivoyage 2022
  • Malaysia report: WikiGap Malaysia 2022 @ Kuala Lumpur Library
  • New Zealand report: Pacific Arts Aotearoa Wikiproject, Auckland Museum's Exploratory Study and Report back on #1Lib1Ref
  • Poland report: Wikipedian in residence in the National Museum in Cracow; Training at the Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection; How can we make GLAM’s digital resources more reusable in education?; The International Museum Day 2022 Wikidata Competition
  • Serbia report: New GLAM brochure and Wikilive 2022
  • Sweden report: Rembrandt and others – drawings from the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm; Stockholm Museum of Women’s History; The map book of Heinrich Thome; Sörmland Museum; Wikidata competition – International Museum Day 2022
  • Switzerland report: Diversity in GLAM Program
  • UK report: Khalili Collections
  • Uruguay report: Wikimedistas de Uruguay report: 1bib1ref, Museum of Natural History, and more!
  • USA report: Hackathons and Edit-a-thons
  • Content Partnerships Hub report: International Energy Agency share their knowledge and graphics on Wikipedia
  • Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons report: Uploading files to Wikimedia Commons with OpenRefine: looking for test uploads!
  • WMF GLAM report: Results from 1Lib1Ref May 2022
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CollectivismEdit

With all due respect to your change at Collectivism, I have now some troubles. I try to solve links to disambiguation pages in templates, but I have no clue where the links in the following templates should go:

  1. Template:Communism
  2. Template:Christian democracy sidebar
  3. Template:Communism sidebar
  4. Template:Christian Democracy
  5. Template:Community

Can you solve these ones? It would solve 300+ links to disambiguation pages. The Banner talk 11:18, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

  Done For what it's worth, I don't know what help those political sidebars really are to readers. They rarely cohere to a narrow enough scope that would make sense to a general, browsing reader. czar 02:04, 15 June 2022 (UTC)
Thank you. The Banner talk 08:28, 15 June 2022 (UTC)

Apologies and thanksEdit

Just an apology for not participating in the Commune AfD, I got sucked down some rabbit-holes elsewhere, but thank you for persevering and helping to clean all that up. Kind regards, Goldsztajn (talk) 12:01, 19 June 2022 (UTC)

No worries. Thanks for your help researching the topic! czar 00:45, 20 June 2022 (UTC)

June 22: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

June 22, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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 the Zoom link on the meetup page.

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Sun June 26: Bronx Wiki-PicnicEdit

June 26, 3-6pm: Bronx Wiki-Picnic
 
Charlotte Street BBQ area, Crotona Park.

You are invited to join us for a planned outdoor gathering with the local Wikimedia NYC community at the Charlotte Street barbecue area of the Bronx's Crotona Park.

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WikiCup 2022 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2022 WikiCup has now come to an end. Each of the sixteen contestants who made it into the fourth round had at least 180 points, which is a lower figure than last year when 294 points were needed to progress to round 4. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   BennyOnTheLoose, with 746 points, a tally built both on snooker and other sports topics, and on more general subjects.
  •   Bloom6132, with 683 points, garnered mostly from "In the news" items and related DYKs.
  •   Sammi Brie, with 527, from a variety of submissions related to radio and television stations.

Between them contestants achieved 5 featured articles, 4 featured lists, 51 good articles, 149 DYK entries, 68 ITN entries, and 109 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. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article nomination, 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. WikiCup judges: Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:51, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

Mother 3 GA ReassessmentEdit

Mother 3 has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Eldomtom2 (talk) 17:51, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter #21Edit