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TheWikiWizard/Workshop/Issues/March 2019Edit


Hello, DannyS712! Here is the March 2019 issue of TheWikiWizard.

Hope you like this month's issue! If you'd like to discuss this issue, please go to this issue's talk page. Happy Reading! --Thegooduser Life Begins With a Smile :) 🍁 01:04, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello DannyS712,

Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
NPP Tools Report
  • Superlinks – allows you to check an article's history, logs, talk page, NPP flowchart (on unpatrolled pages) and more without navigating away from the article itself.
  • copyvio-check – automatically checks the copyvio percentage of new pages in the background and displays this info with a link to the report in the 'info' panel of the Page curation toolbar.
  • The NPP flowchart now has clickable hyperlinks.

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Thanks for closing the MfDEdit

Thanks, Danny -- I realised I had never actually closed an MfD, and was still casting around for the instructions! Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 01:44, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

@Espresso Addict: No problem. I used User:Evad37/XFDcloser, which makes it really easy to close almost any XfD --DannyS712 (talk) 02:01, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I became aware of Evad's closer during his recent RfA, but I have a long-standing aversion to using any automated tools -- especially around deletion discussions -- to force me to slow down and contemplate my actions. There again, I'm not sure deleting a portal with two non-stub category members needs much contemplation... Espresso Addict (talk) 02:05, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
@Espresso Addict: in that case, there is an option to select "no automated actions" and not have the script carry out the result, but just close the discussion. --DannyS712 (talk) 08:00, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

A goat for you!Edit

Thank you for your review of Dragon Crew.

Libertyguy (talk) 03:40, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

@Libertyguy: no problem. Thanks for creating the redirect --DannyS712 (talk) 07:59, 16 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi DannyS712, thanks again for closing two more RfCs at the reliable sources noticeboard. For the National Enquirer RfC, would you mind changing the word depreciate to deprecate, which is the term currently being used at Wikipedia:Deprecated sources and the perennial sources list? It's a minor change that would make it easier to quote your closing summary elsewhere. — Newslinger talk 07:44, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

@Newslinger: No problem, and   Done --DannyS712 (talk) 07:48, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! — Newslinger talk 07:56, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #030, 17 Mar 2019Edit

Previous issue:

Single-page portals: 4,704
Total portals: 5,705

This issue:

Single-page portals: 4,562
Total portals: 5,578

The collection of portals has shrunkEdit

All Portals closed at WP:MfD during 2019

Grouped Nominations total 127 Portals:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/US County Portals Deleted 64 portals
  2. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Districts of India Portals Deleted 30 Portals
  3. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portals for Portland, Oregon neighborhoods Deleted 23 Portals
  4. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Allen Park, Michigan Deleted 6 Portals
  5. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cryptocurrency Deleted 2 Portals
  6. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:North Pole Deleted 2 Portals

Individual Nominations:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Circles Deleted
  2. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Fruits Deleted
  3. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:E (mathematical constant) Deleted
  4. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Burger King Deleted
  5. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cotingas Deleted
  6. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Prostitution in Canada Deleted
  7. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Agoura Hills, California Deleted
  8. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Urinary system Deleted
  9. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:You Am I Deleted
  10. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cannabis (2nd nomination) Reverted to non-Automated version
  11. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Intermodal containers Deleted
  12. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Adventure travel Deleted
  13. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Adam Ant Deleted
  14. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Benito Juárez, Mexico City Deleted
  15. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Spaghetti Deleted
  16. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Wikiatlas Deleted
  17. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Greek alphabet Deleted
  18. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Deleted
  19. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Accounting Deleted G7
  20. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Lents, Portland, Oregon Deleted P2
  21. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Ankaran Deleted
  22. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Jiu-jitsu Deleted G8
  23. Portal:University of Nebraska Speedy Deleted P1/A10 exactly the same as Portal:University of Nebraska–Lincoln also created by the TTH

Related WikiProject:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Quantum portals Demoted

(Attribution: Copied from Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Portal MfD Results)

WikiProject Quantum portalsEdit

This was a spin-off from WikiProject Portals, for the purpose of developing zero-page portals (portals generated on-the-screen at the push of a button, with no stored pages).

It has been merged back into WikiProject Portals. In the MfD the vote was "demote". See Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Quantum portals.

Hiatus on mass creation of PortalsEdit

At WP:VPR, mass creation of Portals using semi-automated tools has been put on hold until clearer community consensus is established.

See Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Hiatus on mass creation of Portals.

The Transhumanist banned from creating new portals for 3 monthsEdit

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Proposal 1: Interim Topic-Ban on New Portals.

Until next issue...Edit

Keep on keepin' on.    — The Transhumanist   11:18, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2019)Edit


Many of the internal organs of the human body

Hello, DannyS712.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Organ (anatomy)

Please be bold and help to improve this article!

Previous selections: Zipper • Wanted poster

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Please comment on Talk:Ministry of TransportEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Ministry of Transport. Legobot (talk) 04:29, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #356Edit

WikiProject Apple Inc.Edit

Hello DannyS712,

You've been identified either as a previous member of the project, an active editor on Apple related pages, a bearer of Apple related userboxes, or just a hoopy frood.

WikiProject Apple Inc. has unexpectedly quit, because an error type "unknown" occured. Editors must restart it! If you are interested, read the project page and sign up as a member. There's something for everyone to do, such as welcoming, sourcing, writing, copy editing, gnoming, proofreading, or feedback — but no pressure. Do what you do, but let's coordinate and stay in touch.

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Leonardo da Vinci's birth date issue"Edit

Reliable source is the certified Wikipedia article itself, it is clearly mentioned in the first sentence of his biography that the date is "OLD STYLE" which is the Julian Calender. I urge to change his birth date to 23 April, which is the Gregorian conversion of the Julian date. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debaditya2000 (talkcontribs) 17:36, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

@Debaditya2000: Wikipedia itself is not a reliable source. Also, this should probably be discussed at Talk:Leonardo da Vinci instead of here. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 19:46, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-12Edit

19:43, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Help with script for Galician wikiEdit

Hi DannyS712, I'm happy that you could help us. The idea is that when a user patrolling articles finds a short article, he needs to add the template to the article, "curto de máis", and it could be useful that this action sends an automatic message to the user who created the article warning him about that issue in it's article. I thought that this could be implemented adding a new menu option to the tool's box of user, but other implementations could work fine too. Bye, Elisardojm (talk) 00:59, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@Elisardojm: it should be pretty straight forward, but I want to check a few things. To add the template, but {{Curto de máis}} at the start of the page, before other content, right? Second, what is the message you want to use as the warning? Finally, what namespace should it work in? --DannyS712 (talk) 01:36, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, the template should be added to the start of the page. About the message, it could be some like "Boas, o artigo <name of article>, que creaches ti, ten o marcador de curto de máis, a ver se podes amplialo un pouco máis. Saúdos, <signature>". Bye, --Elisardojm (talk) 08:18, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
@Elisardojm: And what should the section heading be on the user talk page? --DannyS712 (talk) 08:20, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Boas, o artigo <name of article>, que creaches ti, ten o marcador de curto de máis, a ver se podes amplialo un pouco máis.
Saúdos, ~~~~

@Elisardojm: See working alpha version at [4] - I suggest you make an account on that beta-wiki to try it out. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:22, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Could it be the name of article? I made the account at beta-wiki, how can I install the script? Bye, Elisardojm (talk) 23:35, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
@Elisardojm: I don't understand what you mean be the name of article. I added a note on your talk page there ([5]) about how to start the script. --DannyS712 (talk) 23:38, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I have tested it and works well, but I noticed an issue. The message added to the user is saved at his user page, and it should be at his talk page. You can view it here.
At last comment I said that the section heading in the talk page could be the <name of the article> where is inserted the template "curto de máis"?. Saúdos, Elisardojm (talk) 00:14, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@Elisardojm:   Done x2 - both should be taken care of. Let me know if there are any other issues before I format it for publishing on your wiki. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:36, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Great! I think that now it works fine! :) Bye, Elisardojm (talk) 01:06, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@Elisardojm: Wait - I'm still formatting it. Is this going to be a gadget or just a user script? --DannyS712 (talk) 01:21, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
What do you mean with "gadget"? A tool to add to "user preferences"? Bye, Elisardojm (talk) 07:48, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@Elisardojm: yes, that's exactly what I mean. Is this a gadget to add in user preferences, or a script for users to individually import? --DannyS712 (talk) 07:50, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
I don't know what could be the best option, I think that it should be more easy to use to add it to "user preferences", isn't it? Bye, Elisardojm (talk) 08:02, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@Elisardojm: yes, it probably would be. Let me finish it up, and I'll ping you in a few days. --DannyS712 (talk) 08:05, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok! Bye, Elisardojm (talk) 08:54, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

March GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2019 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2018. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2019, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from all of the articles tagged in our original target months of June, July and August 2018, and by 24 January we ran out of articles. After adding September, we finished the month with 8 target articles remaining and 842 left in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 48 requests for copyedit in January. Of the 31 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 32 copyedits, including 15 requests. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 23:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 108 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 851 articles.

March Drive: The month-long March drive is now underway; the target months are October and November 2018. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

Election reminder: It may only be March but don't forget our mid-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:12, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

EFFP Script not Responding?Edit


I've been trying to respond to reports via the script for a couple days, but when I click "Done" nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks, EggRoll97 (talk) 07:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@EggRoll97: Nope - I've been having the same issue. I'll try to look into it when I have time - I still need to learn how the code for it works, but it'll be at least a week before I get a chance. Sorry --DannyS712 (talk) 07:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Not a big problem, I can still manually copy and paste the response templates. Thanks! EggRoll97 (talk) 07:57, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

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User talk:DannyS712 bot#Draft:ManjarosEdit

Bot 3 appears to have malfunctioning and resulted in page issues on Draft:Manjaros. Please indicate when you will respond. Thankyou.Djm-leighpark (talk) 13:05, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

@Djm-leighpark:   Done - see explanation at User talk:DannyS712 bot --DannyS712 (talk) 13:14, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Your BRFA (22)Edit

Hello DannyS712, your recent BRFA (Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DannyS712 bot 22) has been approved. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 14:15, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Hey - it seems like it'd be a good idea to remove Template:PBB Summary and the other templates discussed for deletion at the same time, since they are transcluded on the same pages and also have ~4000 transclusions. Galobtter (pingó mió) 14:27, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
@Galobtter and Xaosflux: sorry, I didn't see this until I finished 22. I've added a new brfa (WP:Bots/Requests for approval/DannyS712 bot 23) - maybe speedy approval? --DannyS712 (talk) 19:14, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
I think the bot should have a shutoff; by default AWB stops if the talk page of the bot is edited; surely there's a way to configure another page as the shutoff? Galobtter (pingó mió) 19:23, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
@Galobtter: I was using AWB - as far as I can tell its talk page wasn't edited --DannyS712 (talk) 19:24, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
NVM, I misunderstood how AWB's talk page shutoff worked. Galobtter (pingó mió) 19:28, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

BRFA 11Edit

BRFA 11 (Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DannyS712 bot 11) has been approved. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 21:58, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: Just to double check, is this approved to run on individual category pages, or from the main page? For the trial, I ran it from individual categories, but it would be more efficient to run them all at once. I pinged TheSandDoctor asking about that, but they hadn't answered. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 22:02, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

BRFA 20Edit

Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DannyS712 bot 20 has been approved. — xaosflux Talk 02:54, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: I saw, and just went to do another 25 before removing the limit - there is a bug in the detection of if there already is a description. I'll troubleshoot that before doing more --DannyS712 (talk) 02:56, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Solved - should I do another trial run, or just run it? --DannyS712 (talk) 03:08, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
If you think it is fixed, do a few small batches, then ramp back up again. — xaosflux Talk 03:33, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: ok, thanks --DannyS712 (talk) 03:34, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

FR30799386's User ScriptsEdit

Dear all. Recently, FR30799386 (talk) was blocked for sock puppetry. Among their projects were a number of user scripts that they left behind. I (DannyS712) have copied the scripts, and have taken over maintaining them. You currently import one or more of FR30799386's scripts, and I thought that you might want to import a maintained version. Links to each script are provided below.

If you have any questions, please reach out and talk to me. --DannyS712 (talk) 03:57, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Community portalEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Community portal. Legobot (talk) 04:31, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Closing Macedonia RfCEdit

Hi, sorry Danny, but please see my concerns about you being a closer for the Macedonia RfC here: [6]. Thanks for volunteering, but I'm afraid I don't really see you as quite experienced enough for this task. Fut.Perf. 08:10, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

@Future Perfect at Sunrise: Seen and understood --DannyS712 (talk) 08:16, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Deletion review for Template:Infobox former Arab villages in PalestineEdit

User:Huldra has asked for a deletion review of Template:Infobox former Arab villages in Palestine. 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. —Cryptic 23:37, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

@Cryptic: Thanks for letting me know - I closed the discussion --DannyS712 (talk) 00:29, 22 March 2019 (UTC)


Good luck on your request, I tried a few days ago and was denied. - FlightTime (open channel) 03:00, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@FlightTime: thanks - we'll see what happens --DannyS712 (talk) 03:01, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@FlightTime: It just got pending-changedsemi protected --DannyS712 (talk) 08:07, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Too cool, hopefully that IP/person will give up by June :) - FlightTime (open channel) 12:50, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
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