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Train-the-Trainer 2017: Invitation to participateEdit

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Regards. GSS (talk|c|em) 09:26, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Your input is requested at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Anasuya.DEdit

Please comment on the case page: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Anasuya.D which involves you. QEDK () 04:05, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

WP:INCUBATOREdit

I invite you to comment on my idea of article incubator. The idea is not new and details of the previous version can be found at WP:INCUBATOR. I would be glad if you enhance it with your experience. Feel free to improve upon the proposal that I have placed. Anasuya.D (talk) 09:33, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Insignificant edits with AWBEdit

Hi! Please note Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser#Rules of use rule number 4. You shouldn't make automated edits that have little or no effect on the page like [1] and [2]. Both <references/> and {{reflist}} are valid syntaxes that people use. -- intgr [talk] 19:38, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

I thought that <references/> was less preferrable and was that {{reflist}} was more preferrable. Moreover, my actual objective has two stages. The first stage was to bring uniformity to the code. Although <references/> works, it is in html rather than wikicode and I thought that the latter was preferred. The second stage was to assign columns of 30em for medical articles that have more than 10 references. With {{reflist}} in place, this could be done seamlessly. This can be done easily using AWB. However, I would take care to ensure that I go through the user manual once again.DiptanshuTalk 22:59, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
I checked Template:Reflist. <references /> is certainly not an equivalent to {{reflist}} and the none of the functionalities are defined for the former. The former has only been retained as the Cite template makes use of it. So, I would beg to differ with you that the automated edits that have little or no effect on the page. DiptanshuTalk 00:00, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
If you don't use any of the features provided by {{reflist}} then they are equivalent. Regardless of which form is preferred, "bringing uniformity to code" is exactly what you shouldn't use AWB for. Every change to a page has a cost -- in the amount of time it takes for others to review your change in their watchlist, making browsing article history more complicated, possibly hiding vandalism edits due to Mediawiki watchlist limitations, the slim chance of unintentionally breaking something, etc. For this reason, AWB has its rules and Wikipedia has a policy (WP:COSMETICBOT). -- intgr [talk] 07:34, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your inputs. I actually intended to split the references into two columns in case of articles having a relatively long list of references. For that I felt that unifying the code is important and therefore formed the list of articles that I have been processing (work almost done). The general fixes are being made alongside. In the next stage I planned to remove the depricated {{reflist|2}} as well as to run form a list of articles wherein the long single column of references needs to be split into multiple columns of 30em. I understand that your suspicion on me has increased your work load but A few board members of WikiProject Medicine know about the work I do. I am a long term Wikipedian and you should have already found out that I have not vandalized anything ever till now. So, possibly you could relax a bit. DiptanshuTalk 07:51, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Access of Wikipedia on mobile has increased and so, I think that it matters how a page renders on various resolutions. In such a case I do not consider the work as insignificant. This is certainly different from removing double spaces and stuff like that. DiptanshuTalk 07:56, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

I never said that you vandalised anything. I meant that performing trivial edits can hide vandalism edits made by other people. If you want to use AWB for making significant edits (that actually change articles visually) that there's consensus for, go ahead. All I'm saying is, please follow AWB rules and Wikipedia bot policy -- don't make edits merely to "bring uniformity". WikiProject Medicine cannot grant you exemptions from following Wikipedia policies. -- intgr [talk] 08:07, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

I have got what you have said and would be keeping it in account in case of my future actions. As of now, the list of pages processed in that fashion is almost at completion and so I would request you to bear with it. I will surely put AWB to better use in the future. DiptanshuTalk 08:12, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Any edit can "hide" previous edits (good or bad) for people who haven't configured their watchlists to see them. They're never hidden from Special:RecentChanges or WP:Huggle or similar tools, though, and many experienced editors have changed their watchlist settings, so this isn't usually a fatal problem.
On the actual question, <references /> is slightly faster than the template, so if you're not using columns or other features, then it would probably be better to leave it alone. This is perhaps especially true if the page is mostly being edited by someone who prefers the visual editor, because the list of references will auto-update while editors are inserting new references if the native wikitext code is on the page, but the template can't show the changes until the page is saved. Plain, native <references /> is also preferable for articles that will be translated, because many Wikipedias don't have a reflist template (the German Wikipedia even seems to have banned its use). On the other hand, if you want to use columns, that's currently the only way to do it. Dynamic columns are on the way, though: see the top section of Template talk:Reflist for an update. {{reflist|2}} will soon behave the same as {{reflist|30em}} (or whatever minimum size has been chosen). This should solve the fixed-column problem that template creates for people using smartphones. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:48, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
WhatamIdoing, thanks for your inputs. In fact, my main objective was to replace the fixed column references with 30em columns wherever applicable. After running the initial round my next step would have been to generate the list of medicine related articles that have {{reflist}} and to replace it with {{reflist|30em}}. Furthermore, I also plan to replace {{reflist|2}} with {{reflist|30em}}. This had been the purpose of my edits. DiptanshuTalk 05:00, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
It sounds like I am able to save you the trouble of making all those edits, then, given the events that are happening elsewhere. At minimum, I recommend postponing this project for a while. Also, I recommend talking it over with the other CHECKWIKI folks before doing it. WhatamIdoing (talk) 07:00, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
WhatamIdoing: That sounds good. As of now there are only 250 pages left to be processed in the first round from among about 25,000 medicine related pages. I will stop it outright. I was planning to begin replacing {{reflist|2}} with {{reflist|30em}} immediately after. Should I halt that too? Thereafter, I was planning to take up [[Category:All WikiProject Medicine articles]] and define a logic to form the list from pages having 11 or more instances of </ref> (to indicate the number of references) and then run a find and replace of {{reflist}} with {{reflist|30em}}. Should I halt that too? Please suggest.
Could you please suggest any CHECKWIKI user whom I could consult in this regard? DiptanshuTalk 08:00, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
{{reflist|2}} behaving the same as {{reflist|30em}} is in the test code, but hasn't gone live. It hasn't been announced yet either, so there's no way you would have known except if you follow the {{reflist}} talk page. Hold off on replacing/adding any reflist template for now.
There's an ARB case going on about cosmetic edits with AWB. It's dangerous right now to even think about making a cosmetic edit with AWB. Dang, I thought it. WMF's Thought Police are going to haul me off now.
Something that could be done with AWB... The magiclink that does PMID 1234567 --> PMID 1234567 is going away. It is being replaced with [[pmid:1234567]] --> pmid:1234567. One can also use a pipe (|), like a regular wikilink... [[pmid:1234567|Rogers (2012)]] --> Rogers (2012). You can use a regex in AWB to change this over. If you don't know how to code regex's I can do one for you. A listing of pages using the magiclink is at Category:Pages using PMID magic links. I've noticed that some of the cases are when a novice editor adds a ref without using cite templates, but the rest of the article does use templates. In this case, it would be best to convert the bare ref to use a cite template. Wikipedia:CHECKWIKI/WPC 102 dump (CheckWiki error #102) contains other PMID problems. Bgwhite (talk) 08:19, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Bgwhite for your inputs. I will discuss with you separately about regex and other uses of AWB. WhatamIdoing: I will hold off the project completely.
Earlier, I had discussed about colwidth here. Thereafter I have been adhering to 30em. I had not otherwise following the discussions on Reflist talk page. DiptanshuTalk 09:13, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
I just got encouraged by ‪Magioladitis and need to ask Bgwhite and WhatamIdoing if I should get going once again. I would (also) be taking up the PMID stuff soon. DiptanshuTalk 18:44, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Your discussion about colwidth was in 2013. If it was still 2013-2016, then changing to {{reflist|30em}} would be appropriate. I was also changing it to {{reflist|30em}}. I no longer do this.
Changing {{reflist}} and <references /> --> {{reflist|2}} when there are more than 10 refs is still a good idea. As medical articles tend to have shorter refs, sometimes changing to {{reflist|3}} might be a better option than {{reflist|2}}.
In addition to PMIDs, adding {{DOI}} and {{PMC}} templates to bare refs is another thing that could be done with AWB. Bgwhite (talk) 21:52, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
I recommend leaving the {{reflist}} changes alone for a while (maybe a month?). I figure that by that point, we'll have more information.
But I would strongly encourage you to make the PMID changes, as that's a source of annoyance for WPMED editors. I think that the PMID changes are much more urgent than the reflist columns. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:39, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
I will stop with the {{reflist}} changes as of now. I will take up the PMID edits. I will have a look at it tomorrow and would then take it up. In the meantime WhatamIdoing would you please provide me inputs about my proposal meta:Grants:IdeaLab/Wiki Loves Social. DiptanshuTalk 02:34, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
I think you should be able to find some people who are interested in this. However, you may have to look past the English Wikipedia to find them. Do you have friends at the Bengali or Hindi Wikipedias? Some of the mid-size and small Wikipedias use social media heavily for discussions and collaboration. WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:46, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

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For your work with AWB. Please keep up the good work! Magioladitis (talk) 18:18, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Wow! Magioladitis I am flattered. I was getting the impression that my endeavour was discouraged and that I should not continue with it. I am new to use of AWB and would seek guidance from you. DiptanshuTalk 18:24, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

You are doing perfect. We need more wikignomes around! -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:26, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Magioladitis Should I go ahead with what I was doing? DiptanshuTalk 18:31, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
You shouldn't continue with edits that violate AWB rules and bot policy. You probably don't want to follow in Magioladitis's footsteps: Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Magioladitis/Evidence. -- intgr [talk] 20:49, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

On the details you need to consult User:Bgwhite and User:WhatamIdoing. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:33, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your inputs. DiptanshuTalk 18:40, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks Boleyn for reviewing the page. I have added references. The Medical Council of India recognises the college and I have added the details of the listing. DiptanshuTalk 18:44, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

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Annotation is nothing new. The glossators of medieval Europe annotated between the lines, or in the margins of legal manuscripts of texts going back to Roman times, and created a new discipline. In the form of web annotation, the idea is back, with texts being marked up inline, or with a stand-off system. Where could it lead?

1495 print version of the Digesta of Justinian, with the annotations of the glossator Accursius from the 13th century

ContentMine operates in the field of text and data mining (TDM), where annotation, simply put, can add value to mined text. It now sees annotation as a possible advance in semi-automation, the use of human judgement assisted by bot editing, which now plays a large part in Wikidata tools. While a human judgement call of yes/no, on the addition of a statement to Wikidata, is usually taken as decisive, it need not be. The human assent may be passed into an annotation system, and stored: this idea is standard on Wikisource, for example, where text is considered "validated" only when two different accounts have stated that the proof-reading is correct. A typical application would be to require more than one person to agree that what is said in the reference translates correctly into the formal Wikidata statement. Rejections are also potentially useful to record, for machine learning.

As a contribution to data integrity on Wikidata, annotation has much to offer. Some "hard cases" on importing data are much more difficult than average. There are for example biographical puzzles: whether person A in one context is really identical with person B, of the same name, in another context. In science, clinical medicine require special attention to sourcing (WP:MEDRS), and is challenging in terms of connecting findings with the methodology employed. Currently decisions in areas such as these, on Wikipedia and Wikidata, are often made ad hoc. In particular there may be no audit trail for those who want to check what is decided.

Annotations are subject to a World Wide Web Consortium standard, and behind the terminology constitute a simple JSON data structure. What WikiFactMine proposes to do with them is to implement the MEDRS guideline, as a formal algorithm, on bibliographical and methodological data. The structure will integrate with those inputs the human decisions on the interpretation of scientific papers that underlie claims on Wikidata. What is added to Wikidata will therefore be supported by a transparent and rigorous system that documents decisions.

An example of the possible future scope of annotation, for medical content, is in the first link below. That sort of detailed abstract of a publication can be a target for TDM, adds great value, and could be presented in machine-readable form. You are invited to discuss the detailed proposal on Wikidata, via its talk page.

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ReferencesEdit

Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia. Remember that when adding content about health, please only use high-quality reliable sources as references. We typically use review articles, major textbooks and position statements of national or international organizations (There are several kinds of sources that discuss health: here is how the community classifies them and uses them). WP:MEDHOW walks you through editing step by step. A list of resources to help edit health content can be found here. The edit box has a built-in citation tool to easily format references based on the PMID or ISBN. We also provide style advice about the structure and content of medicine-related encyclopedia articles. The welcome page is another good place to learn about editing the encyclopedia. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a note. Jytdog (talk) 18:10, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 6 – 15 November 2017Edit

Facto Post – Issue 6 – 15 November 2017
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WikidataCon Berlin 28–9 October 2017Edit

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Under the heading rerum causas cognescere, the first ever Wikidata conference got under way in the Tagesspiegel building with two keynotes, One was on YAGO, about how a knowledge base conceived ten years ago if you assume automatic compilation from Wikipedia. The other was from manager Lydia Pintscher, on the "state of the data". Interesting rumours flourished: the mix'n'match tool and its 600+ datasets, mostly in digital humanities, to be taken off the hands of its author Magnus Manske by the WMF; a Wikibase incubator site is on its way. Announcements came in talks: structured data on Wikimedia Commons is scheduled to make substantive progress by 2019. The lexeme development on Wikidata is now not expected to make the Wiktionary sites redundant, but may facilitate automated compilation of dictionaries.

WD-FIST explained

And so it went, with five strands of talks and workshops, through to 11 pm on Saturday. Wikidata applies to GLAM work via metadata. It may be used in education, raises issues such as author disambiguation, and lends itself to different types of graphical display and reuse. Many millions of SPARQL queries are run on the site every day. Over the summer a large open science bibliography has come into existence there.

Wikidata's fifth birthday party on the Sunday brought matters to a close. See a dozen and more reports by other hands.

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Speedy deletion declined: Alan ReroEdit

Hello Diptanshu Das. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Alan Rero, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: playing in a national team indicates significance. Thank you. SoWhy 15:33, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@SoWhy: It is good to be a player in the national team but that does not make published information about this automatically available and therefore does not mandate that the person needs a Wikipedia page. Wikipedia is not a primary source of information and I found a lack of reliable information about this person and therefore tagged the article for deletion. I am adding a deletion tag once again. Please do not remove it. If you wish, feel free to contest the deletion and add more reliable sources to the article. If that gets done, deletion would automatically get averted. Diptanshu 💬 15:42, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
As an experienced editor, I assumed you knew the difference between speedy deletion and regular deletion. For an article to avert speedy deletion, any credible claim of significance is sufficient. What you are referring to is notability. That can be discussed at WP:AFD without me objecting. But do not re-request speedy deletion because it might be considered WP:ADMINSHOPing. Regards SoWhy 15:49, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@SoWhy: I accept that instead of a speedy deletion, it should have been considered for a regular deletion on grounds of notability. Diptanshu 💬 15:52, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
No worries then. I fixed your AFD btw, you forgot to transclude it in the log and forgot the usual templates and stuff. For the future, consider activating Twinkle, it allows you to automate such nominations. Regards SoWhy 15:56, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@SoWhy: Although I have been editing Wikipedia for long and have been aware of the principles of Wikipedia editing, it is only recently that I have been invited to patrol new pages. I have just recently taken up the role and am yet to get at ease with the process. Thanks for understanding. Diptanshu 💬 15:59, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
As I said, no worry and do check out Twinkle, it makes all those tags (tagging, reporting, warning etc.) so much easier. If you have any questions regarding new page patrolling, don't hesitate to ask me. Regards SoWhy 16:10, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Surely I would. Diptanshu 💬 22:48, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

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New Year New Page Review Drive

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Facto Post – Issue 7 – 15 December 2017Edit

Facto Post – Issue 7 – 15 December 2017
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A new bibliographical landscapeEdit

At the beginning of December, Wikidata items on individual scientific articles passed the 10 million mark. This figure contrasts with the state of play in early summer, when there were around half a million. In the big picture, Wikidata is now documenting the scientific literature at a rate that is about eight times as fast as papers are published. As 2017 ends, progress is quite evident.

Behind this achievement are a technical advance (fatameh), and bots that do the lifting. Much more than dry migration of metadata is potentially involved, however. If paper A cites paper B, both papers having an item, a link can be created on Wikidata, and the information presented to both human readers, and machines. This cross-linking is one of the most significant aspects of the scientific literature, and now a long-sought open version is rapidly being built up.

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The effort for the lifting of copyright restrictions on citation data of this kind has had real momentum behind it during 2017. WikiCite and the I4OC have been pushing hard, with the result that on CrossRef over 50% of the citation data is open. Now the holdout publishers are being lobbied to release rights on citations.

But all that is just the beginning. Topics of papers are identified, authors disambiguated, with significant progress on the use of the four million ORCID IDs for researchers, and proposals formulated to identify methodology in a machine-readable way. P4510 on Wikidata has been introduced so that methodology can sit comfortably on items about papers.

More is on the way. OABot applies the unpaywall principle to Wikipedia referencing. It has been proposed that Wikidata could assist WorldCat in compiling the global history of book translation. Watch this space.

And make promoting #1lib1ref one of your New Year's resolutions. Happy holidays, all!

November 2017 map of geolocated Wikidata items, made by Addshore

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New Years new page backlog driveEdit

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Facto Post – Issue 8 – 15 January 2018Edit

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Metadata on the MarchEdit

From the days of hard-copy liner notes on music albums, metadata have stood outside a piece or file, while adding to understanding of where it comes from, and some of what needs to be appreciated about its content. In the GLAM sector, the accumulation of accurate metadata for objects is key to the mission of an institution, and its presentation in cataloguing.

Today Wikipedia turns 17, with worlds still to conquer. Zooming out from the individual GLAM object to the ontology in which it is set, one such world becomes apparent: GLAMs use custom ontologies, and those introduce massive incompatibilities. From a recent article by sadads, we quote the observation that "vocabularies needed for many collections, topics and intellectual spaces defy the expectations of the larger professional communities." A job for the encyclopedist, certainly. But the data-minded Wikimedian has the advantages of Wikidata, starting with its multilingual data, and facility with aliases. The controlled vocabulary — sometimes referred to as a "thesaurus" as term of art — simplifies search: if a "spade" must be called that, rather than "shovel", it is easier to find all spade references. That control comes at a cost.

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Case studies in that article show what can lie ahead. The schema crosswalk, in jargon, is a potential answer to the GLAM Babel of proliferating and expanding vocabularies. Even if you have no interest in Wikidata as such, simply vocabularies V and W, if both V and W are matched to Wikidata, then a "crosswalk" arises from term v in V to w in W, whenever v and w both match to the same item d in Wikidata.

For metadata mobility, match to Wikidata. It's apparently that simple: infrastructure requirements have turned out, so far, to be challenges that can be met.

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Facto Post – Issue 9 – 5 February 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 9 – 5 February 2018
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m:Grants:Project/ScienceSource is the new ContentMine proposal: please take a look.

Wikidata as HubEdit

One way of looking at Wikidata relates it to the semantic web concept, around for about as long as Wikipedia, and realised in dozens of distributed Web institutions. It sees Wikidata as supplying central, encyclopedic coverage of linked structured data, and looks ahead to greater support for "federated queries" that draw together information from all parts of the emerging network of websites.

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Another perspective might be likened to a photographic negative of that one: Wikidata as an already-functioning Web hub. Over half of its properties are identifiers on other websites. These are Wikidata's "external links", to use Wikipedia terminology: one type for the DOI of a publication, another for the VIAF page of an author, with thousands more such. Wikidata links out to sites that are not nominally part of the semantic web, effectively drawing them into a larger system. The crosswalk possibilities of the systematic construction of these links was covered in Issue 8.

Wikipedia:External links speaks of them as kept "minimal, meritable, and directly relevant to the article." Here Wikidata finds more of a function. On viaf.org one can type a VIAF author identifier into the search box, and find the author page. The Wikidata Resolver tool, these days including Open Street Map, Scholia etc., allows this kind of lookup. The hub tool by maxlath takes a major step further, allowing both lookup and crosswalk to be encoded in a single URL.

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New Page Reviewer NewsletterEdit

Hello Diptanshu Das, thank you for your efforts in reviewing new pages!
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The NPP backlog at the end of the drive with the number of unreviewed articles by creation date. Red is older than 90 days, orange is between 90 and 30 days old, and green is younger than 30 days.

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 3819 unreviewed articles, with a further 6660 unreviewed redirects.
  • We are very close to eliminating the backlog completely; please help by reviewing a few extra articles each day!

New Year Backlog Drive results:

  • We made massive progress during the recent four weeks of the NPP Backlog Drive, during which the backlog reduced by nearly six thousand articles and the length of the backlog by almost 3 months!

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Electrical Engineer (Profession Page)Edit

The page Electrical Engineer as been re directed back to Electrical Engineering. Both must be different Articles. Why the Article as been changed.? Jin0y (talk) 08:47, 19 February 2018 (UTC) Jin0y (talk) 08:47, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Jin0y, I have removed the redirect Electrical engineer and reverted to the previous version wherein I had left the proposal for deletion. Please discuss about the deletion of the current article in the relevant section. I would prefer a discussion to ensue first. Let the decision be based on a consensus. You had tried to change the redirect from Electrical engineering back to the same page. It does not work that way. Diptanshu 💬 10:52, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Jin0y, Please refer to the page Software engineer. If you can upgrade the page Electrical engineer to a similar status, there would be no problem in retaining the page. The current page has little to no contents and does not cite references. In the current status, the page does not meet Wikipedia standards and is liable to get deleted. Diptanshu 💬 10:56, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Diptanshu Das, Thankyou for your valid information and reverting the page. I have gone through the article Software Engineer. I assure that the article Electrical Engineer will be developed completely soon.-- jinoytommanjaly (talk) 13:01, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Jin0y, it is good to know that you are developing the page. However, take a note that the article Software Engineer too is not a quality one. You would therefore have to develop it following the Wikipedia norms. Also have a look at Chemical engineer and articles in Category:Engineering occupations. Diptanshu 💬 14:21, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Diptanshu Das, Thankyou for keep supporting. Will look on to the article, Chemical Engineer you have suggested.-jinoytommanjaly (talk) 14:51, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
@Jinoytommanjaly: Also check Structural engineer. Meanwhile, be sure to ensure neutrality of the article that you are developing. Electrical engineers are not produced from a single institute. Diptanshu 💬 02:59, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Diptanshu Das: , Thankyou for the feedback given. Will look to the matter raised.-jinoytommanjaly (talk) 07:55, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

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Facto Post – Issue 10 – 12 March 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 10 – 12 March 2018
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Milestone for mix'n'matchEdit

Around the time in February when Wikidata clicked past item Q50000000, another milestone was reached: the mix'n'match tool uploaded its 1000th dataset. Concisely defined by its author, Magnus Manske, it works "to match entries in external catalogs to Wikidata". The total number of entries is now well into eight figures, and more are constantly being added: a couple of new catalogs each day is normal.

Since the end of 2013, mix'n'match has gradually come to play a significant part in adding statements to Wikidata. Particularly in areas with the flavour of digital humanities, but datasets can of course be about practically anything. There is a catalog on skyscrapers, and two on spiders.

These days mix'n'match can be used in numerous modes, from the relaxed gamified click through a catalog looking for matches, with prompts, to the fantastically useful and often demanding search across all catalogs. I'll type that again: you can search 1000+ datasets from the simple box at the top right. The drop-down menu top left offers "creation candidates", Magnus's personal favourite. m:Mix'n'match/Manual for more.

For the Wikidatan, a key point is that these matches, however carried out, add statements to Wikidata if, and naturally only if, there is a Wikidata property associated with the catalog. For everyone, however, the hands-on experience of deciding of what is a good match is an education, in a scholarly area, biographical catalogs being particularly fraught. Underpinning recent rapid progress is an open infrastructure for scraping and uploading.

Congratulations to Magnus, our data Stakhanovite!

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Help : review articleEdit

Hi Let me introduce myself. I am Felix and I’m a novice in Wikipedia ! I wrote an article recently, it’s a biography of a french-american journalist : Laura Haim. Now, I’m waiting for validation from wikipedian reviewer. Would you be able to help me? I have no idea how long it could take… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Laura_Haim Many thanks for your help. Best

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@Billybon:: I would definitely try to help you out. As I can see, a couple of inputs are already in place and there is some more work that needs to go into the article.Diptanshu 💬 04:06, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
@Billybon:: As I can see, portions of the article have been directly copied from certain sites. This cannot be done when you create an article on Wikipedia. You may source contents from somewhere but you need to rewrite it in your own words. The first step would be to use some online plagiarism checker to identify those lines and to rewrite those. I will try to help you in this regard. Diptanshu 💬 04:14, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
@Billybon:: I have rewritten certain portions to remove copyvio. I have reviewed the article and have moved it to mainspace. I have also added categories to the article. It is important to add relevant categories. I have also assigned the article to relevant WikiProjects (on the talk page). When you edit articles in the future, make sure to take these steps apart from writing original text. Diptanshu 💬 05:03, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

New Page Review Newsletter No.10Edit

Hello Diptanshu Das, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

  • Now that ACTRIAL is inoperative pending discussion, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary.

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Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

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You Marked My Page To Be DeletedEdit

Hello, You left a note on my page saying that you marked it for deletion. All of our sources are justified and the article does not infringe on copyright. I am unsure why our article was flagged for deletion. May you please explain on what grounds you think that my article on Mary K. Okheena should be deleted as soon as possible. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JasmineJazzChapman (talkcontribs) 14:53, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

@JasmineJazzChapman:: Yes, indeed I had left a deletion note on the article Mary K. Okheena. Although I had overlooked the entry in the biographical dictionary, the fact remains that the information contained in the article should come from reliable sources. I found a paucity of reliable sources for the given personality. Diptanshu 💬 17:19, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

BuyUcoin Wikipedia PageEdit

Some edits have been made after your valuable review.

Could you please check and re-evaluate the article?

Here's the link for your convenience - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BuyUcoin — Preceding unsigned comment added by A2lya (talkcontribs) 11:45, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Absolutely fine. Great work! Diptanshu 💬 13:03, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Really appreciate your support, sir. And thanks a lot for your contribution on the article. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.161.123.78 (talk) 13:08, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marin_Roussev_MehandjievEdit

Hello. Can you, please, help me finish the work for this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marin_Roussev_Mehandjiev - we have all the sources in the world. What should be done in order to have it ready? — Preceding unsigned comment added by НАЛБ (talkcontribs) 16:54, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@НАЛБ: As you perhaps have seen, I have already updated the article Marin Roussev Mehandjiev. However, here are the things you need to do:
  • It seems that you have a direct association with the person in question. On the article talk page please declare COI, if any, as per WP:COI.
  • The contents of the article need to be referenced. Please provide inline references mentioning the sources of the pieces of information contained in the article.
  • When you write on a talk page, make sure to sign by putting ~~~~ at the end.
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Facto Post – Issue 11 – 9 April 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 11 – 9 April 2018
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The 100 Skins of the OnionEdit

Open Citations Month, with its eminently guessable hashtag, is upon us. We should be utterly grateful that in the past 12 months, so much data on which papers cite which other papers has been made open, and that Wikidata is playing its part in hosting it as "cites" statements. At the time of writing, there are 15.3M Wikidata items that can do that.

Pulling back to look at open access papers in the large, though, there is is less reason for celebration. Access in theory does not yet equate to practical access. A recent LSE IMPACT blogpost puts that issue down to "heterogeneity". A useful euphemism to save us from thinking that the whole concept doesn't fall into the realm of the oxymoron.

Some home truths: aggregation is not content management, if it falls short on reusability. The PDF file format is wedded to how humans read documents, not how machines ingest them. The salami-slicer is our friend in the current downloading of open access papers, but for a better metaphor, think about skinning an onion, laboriously, 100 times with diminishing returns. There are of the order of 100 major publisher sites hosting open access papers, and the predominant offer there is still a PDF.

Red onion cross section

From the discoverability angle, Wikidata's bibliographic resources combined with the SPARQL query are superior in principle, by far, to existing keyword searches run over papers. Open access content should be managed into consistent HTML, something that is currently strenuous. The good news, such as it is, would be that much of it is already in XML. The organisational problem of removing further skins from the onion, with sensible prioritisation, is certainly not insuperable. The CORE group (the bloggers in the LSE posting) has some answers, but actually not all that is needed for the text and data mining purposes they highlight. The long tail, or in other words the onion heart when it has become fiddly beyond patience to skin, does call for a pis aller. But the real knack is to do more between the XML and the heart.

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Declined CSDEdit

Hi Das, I've declined an article you tagged A7 because the subjects passes WP:NPROF criteria 6 as has held a highest-level elected or appointed administrative post at a major academic institution or major academic society. He's a Vice chancellor of a State operated University established over 20 years ago. Regards, Mahveotm (talk) 11:26, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Which part of the post calls for attentionEdit

I wrote all that i have written from a neutral point of view and if u are not cleared with it check the source — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sunboy005 (talkcontribs) 13:14, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

The article Muhammad Akaro Mainoma relies primarily on the primary source of the university website. I have indicated the reason at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Muhammad Akaro Mainoma. You are free to contest the deletion. Diptanshu 💬 15:06, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Re: Akhil SachdevaEdit

Hi, I just noticed the warning you left on my talk page. I find it improper that you are leaving a message like "Please keep these things in mind when you create subsequent articles on Wikipedia" on my talk page, without checking the page history (it was a redirect) and my contribution history. I was one of those people who helped form the new page curation system (which you used to review) and have been a very long time editor. It is not a good practice to give warnings to regulars, and it is a good habit to check the article's history when reviewing, as in this case, it was a redirect and not an article. Please have a read of our guideline to know the purpose of redirects. Best, Jim Carter 13:30, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

@Jim Carter:, allow me to clarify. Firstly, we all try to help in our own capacities. Now, since I am a new page reviewer, I am given the options of reviewing an article and the options include sending a message to the creator with any suggestions that the reviewer (me in this case) may have. I had chosen to send the message especially because we have already interacted. The first line as well as the structure is an automated one and the message from the reviewer gets put within. So, what you inferred as a warning, is a feature of the tools provided. You can feel free to discuss it with the respective community. Regarding the looking up of history, I did it soon after the review and I left a second note immediately afterward. Diptanshu 💬 15:56, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
I would suggest not to use the default feature of page curation (I have not used it since a long time) to send a message to the creator before thoroughly checking through the article history. The messages are particularly aimed at new editors. I guess you realized that you were sending the message to an autopatrolled user? Cheers! Jim Carter 00:35, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your recommendations in my first article.

Silvio GrandEdit

I notice that there are a lot of specific Wikipedia technical ways to do it, that i still dont manage. Please feel welcome to modify my article or explain me specifically what to modify and how, it it is possible for you. My best Regards, Aileen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asdankers (talkcontribs) 22:44, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

@Asdankers: I have left a message on your talk page. Please go through the provided links and it will help you to understand the specific ways of Wikipedia. Furthermore, when you write on some talk page, make sure to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any doubts of queries ever in the future. Diptanshu 💬 01:19, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

HiEdit

Ok...Pls delete this page as I now understand some of the reasons. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Odx101 (talkcontribs) 18:18, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

@Odx101:, I hope that you are talking about your article Sonni Gopal. I have left a welcome note on your talk page. Please go through the links. It will help you to understand what Wikipedia is all about, and will act as a guide for you to edit Wikipedia. Diptanshu 💬 18:25, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018Edit

Hello Diptanshu Das, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

Not English

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News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
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Facto Post – Issue 12 – 28 May 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 12 – 28 May 2018
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ScienceSource fundedEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation announced full funding of the ScienceSource grant proposal from ContentMine on May 18. See the ScienceSource Twitter announcement and 60 second video.

A medical canon?

The proposal includes downloading 30,000 open access papers, aiming (roughly speaking) to create a baseline for medical referencing on Wikipedia. It leaves open the question of how these are to be chosen.

The basic criteria of WP:MEDRS include a concentration on secondary literature. Attention has to be given to the long tail of diseases that receive less current research. The MEDRS guideline supposes that edge cases will have to be handled, and the premature exclusion of publications that would be in those marginal positions would reduce the value of the collection. Prophylaxis misses the point that gate-keeping will be done by an algorithm.

Two well-known but rather different areas where such considerations apply are tropical diseases and alternative medicine. There are also a number of potential downloading troubles, and these were mentioned in Issue 11. There is likely to be a gap, even with the guideline, between conditions taken to be necessary but not sufficient, and conditions sufficient but not necessary, for candidate papers to be included. With around 10,000 recognised medical conditions in standard lists, being comprehensive is demanding. With all of these aspects of the task, ScienceSource will seek community help.

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NPP Backlog Elimination DriveEdit

Hello Diptanshu Das, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

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Srampickal ittan MappilaiEdit

I need time to add more exact details Dont block me... What I pointed there  is true — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jainjoo (talkcontribs) 08:49, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

@Jainjoo: I am not an admin and therefore cannot block or unblock you. But somebody else can. I felt that you are perhaps trying to add value. However, if you want to do so, you need to do so following the norms of Wikipedia. Please get familiarised first by going through the links I have provided in my message on your talk page. Also, when you reply on a talk page, sign by leaving ~~~~ at the end. Diptanshu 💬 09:16, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Benjamin BilskiEdit

Hello

Please don't delete article about Benjamin Bilski - in some hours or days I will finish it with prooflinks and proves of importance of this article GGFox (talk) 10:00, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

GGFox: I have removed the speedy deletion template and have moved it to draft space. You can request a review after you are done with the article. Diptanshu 💬 10:10, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Diptanshu Das: Thank You
Diptanshu Das: Hello. I finished editing process of this article. Could You review it? GGFox (talk) 11:13, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

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Shirley Beverly FrenchEdit

The reason I wanted to do this is because in Ronald Yoder Sr. Entertainment videos, he features a photograph of actress Tilda Swinton and describes her as a child's psychologist named Shirley Beverly French. --Mozart834428196 (talk) 12:23, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Mozart834428196, unfortunately the reason is not self-explanatory and therefore such a redirect can give rise to an unnecessary confusion. I hope you understand. Diptanshu 💬 20:04, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Very well, then. --Mozart834428196 (talk) 11:23, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 13 – 29 May 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 13 – 29 May 2018
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Respecting MEDRS

Facto Post enters its second year, with a Cambridge Blue (OK, Aquamarine) background, a new logo, but no Cambridge blues. On-topic for the ScienceSource project is a project page here. It contains some case studies on how the WP:MEDRS guideline, for the referencing of articles at all related to human health, is applied in typical discussions.

Close to home also, a template, called {{medrs}} for short, is used to express dissatisfaction with particular references. Technology can help with patrolling, and this Petscan query finds over 450 articles where there is at least one use of the template. Of course the template is merely suggesting there is a possible issue with the reliability of a reference. Deciding the truth of the allegation is another matter.

This maintenance issue is one example of where ScienceSource aims to help. Where the reference is to a scientific paper, its type of algorithm could give a pass/fail opinion on such references. It could assist patrollers of medical articles, therefore, with the templated references and more generally. There may be more to proper referencing than that, indeed: context, quite what the statement supported by the reference expresses, prominence and weight. For that kind of consideration, case studies can help. But an algorithm might help to clear the backlog.

Evidence pyramid leading up to clinical guidelines, from WP:MEDRS
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NPP Backlog Drive AppreciationEdit

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Uncharted (movie)Edit

Hi there! I noticed a recent draft you approved seemed under-sourced to meet the notability threshold for films, so I moved it back to draft space to incubate further. If you feel this in in error, leave me a message, and thanks! Drewmutt (^ᴥ^) talk 15:05, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 14 – 21 July 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 14 – 21 July 2018
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Plugging the gaps – Wikimania report

Officially it is "bridging the gaps in knowledge", with Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town paying tribute to the southern African concept of ubuntu to implement it. Besides face-to-face interactions, Wikimedians do need their power sources.

Hackathon mentoring table wiring

Facto Post interviewed Jdforrester, who has attended every Wikimania, and now works as Senior Product Manager for the Wikimedia Foundation. His take on tackling the gaps in the Wikimedia movement is that "if we were an army, we could march in a column and close up all the gaps". In his view though, that is a faulty metaphor, and it leads to a completely false misunderstanding of the movement, its diversity and different aspirations, and the nature of the work as "fighting" to be done in the open sector. There are many fronts, and as an eventualist he feels the gaps experienced both by editors and by users of Wikimedia content are inevitable. He would like to see a greater emphasis on reuse of content, not simply its volume.

If that may not sound like radicalism, the Decolonizing the Internet conference here organized jointly with Whose Knowledge? can redress the picture. It comes with the claim to be "the first ever conference about centering marginalized knowledge online".

Plugbar buildup at the Hackathon
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NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018Edit

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Diptanshu Das, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
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Secondary sourcesEdit

Please make sure you stick with secondary sources. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:57, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 15 – 21 August 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 15 – 21 August 2018
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Neglected diseases
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What's a Neglected Disease?, ScienceSource video

To grasp the nettle, there are rare diseases, there are tropical diseases and then there are "neglected diseases". Evidently a rare enough disease is likely to be neglected, but neglected disease these days means a disease not rare, but tropical, and most often infectious or parasitic. Rare diseases as a group are dominated, in contrast, by genetic diseases.

A major aspect of neglect is found in tracking drug discovery. Orphan drugs are those developed to treat rare diseases (rare enough not to have market-driven research), but there is some overlap in practice with the WHO's neglected diseases, where snakebite, a "neglected public health issue", is on the list.

From an encyclopedic point of view, lack of research also may mean lack of high-quality references: the core medical literature differs from primary research, since it operates by aggregating trials. This bibliographic deficit clearly hinders Wikipedia's mission. The ScienceSource project is currently addressing this issue, on Wikidata. Its Wikidata focus list at WD:SSFL is trying to ensure that neglect does not turn into bias in its selection of science papers.

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NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018Edit

Hello Diptanshu Das, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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Facto Post – Issue 16 – 30 September 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 16 – 30 September 2018
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The science publishing landscape
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In an ideal world ... no, bear with your editor for just a minute ... there would be a format for scientific publishing online that was as much a standard as SI units are for the content. Likewise cataloguing publications would not be onerous, because part of the process would be to generate uniform metadata. Without claiming it could be the mythical free lunch, it might be reasonably be argued that sandwiches can be packaged much alike and have barcodes, whatever the fillings.

The best on offer, to stretch the metaphor, is the meal kit option, in the form of XML. Where scientific papers are delivered as XML downloads, you get all the ingredients ready to cook. But have to prepare the actual meal of slow food yourself. See Scholarly HTML for a recent pass at heading off XML with HTML, in other words in the native language of the Web.

The argument from real life is a traditional mixture of frictional forces, vested interests, and the classic irony of the principle of unripe time. On the other hand, discoverability actually diminishes with the prolific progress of science publishing. No, it really doesn't scale. Wikimedia as movement can do something in such cases. We know from open access, we grok the Web, we have our own horse in the HTML race, we have Wikidata and WikiJournal, and we have the chops to act.

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NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018Edit

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Diptanshu Das, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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