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DYK for Edward HenslowEdit

 On 1 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Edward Henslow, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a cardiovascular fitness suite at the Army School of Physical Training is named after Edward Henslow? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Edward Henslow. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Edward Henslow), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Norman McMahonEdit

 On 1 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Norman McMahon, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the rapid-fire rifle training implemented in the British Army by Norman McMahon in 1909 proved effective in the opening stages of the First World War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Norman McMahon. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Norman McMahon), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Robert Wilson (cricketer, born 1922)Edit

Hi Dumelow. Just wondering if you can help? The above cricketer and RAF man was awarded the DFC and AFC, I'm just wondering if there's a resource avaliable that describes the actions that led to the awards? The DFC in particular was awarded during WWII. Thanks. StickyWicket (talk) 16:29, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

I've never had much luck with citations where they aren't quoted in the Gazette. I think in theory they are held in the national archives and they have a guide on searching for gallantry medal citations but I don't think I have ever found anything came up in the search. I may be doing it wrong - Dumelow (talk) 21:58, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Dumelow. I didn't have any luck either, 4 results returned, none relevant :( StickyWicket (talk) 22:56, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

DYK for St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon TrentEdit

 On 3 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon Trent, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that St Peter's Bridge in Burton upon Trent, opened in 1985, is the newest road crossing of the River Trent? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon Trent. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon Trent), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 00:01, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lionel CollinsEdit

 On 3 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lionel Collins, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that cricketer Lionel Collins scored six centuries in ten days in a feat described as "quite without parallel in the history of the game"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lionel Collins. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lionel Collins), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 00:01, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Park Crescent West ice wellEdit

 On 3 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Park Crescent West ice well, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that archaeologists suggest that ice from the Park Crescent West ice well may have been used to numb dental patients undergoing procedures? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Park Crescent West ice well. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Park Crescent West ice well), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 12:01, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee announced two new OTRS queues. Both are meant solely for cases involving private information; other cases will continue to be handled at the appropriate venues (e.g., WP:COIN or WP:SPI).
    • paid-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private evidence related to abusive paid editing.
    • checkuser-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private requests for CheckUser. For instance, requests for IP block exemption for anonymous proxy editing should now be sent to this address instead of the functionaries-en list.

  Miscellaneous


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ITN recognition for Klaus KinkelEdit

 On 5 March 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Klaus Kinkel, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:25, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Theory!Edit

Hi Dumelow. While getting on with my military cricketers project I created an article for the Combined Services cricketer Duncan Smith CA page (one FC appearance in 1947). Strangely nothing is known about him, beyond his name and that he served in the RAF. His appearance in scorecards as "Duncan Smith" made me wonder if he could be W. G. G. Duncan Smith, who served in the RAF at exactly the same time, though I'm not finding much to back up my theory. Wondering if you might be able to dig something that I've missed that up backs up my eureka moment (or destroys it!) as to whether these two are one and the same. PS: I've checked the Gazette, but it's a bit of a needle in a haystack! Thanks :) StickyWicket (talk) 22:28, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Solved. A user at WP:CRIC looked into this and discovered my Duncan Smith was a Yorkshireman completely unrelated to W. G. G.! Damn, there goes that eureka! StickyWicket (talk) 23:40, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Righto, good work! - Dumelow (talk) 12:57, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mary DennessEdit

 On 6 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mary Denness, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yvonne Blenkinsop, Mary Denness, Christine Jensen and Lillian Bilocca became known as "headscarf revolutionaries" for their attempts to improve safety in the English fishing industry? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mary Denness. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mary Denness), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yvonne BlenkinsopEdit

 On 6 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yvonne Blenkinsop, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yvonne Blenkinsop, Mary Denness, Christine Jensen and Lillian Bilocca became known as "headscarf revolutionaries" for their attempts to improve safety in the English fishing industry? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yvonne Blenkinsop), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Christine Jensen (campaigner)Edit

 On 6 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Christine Jensen (campaigner), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yvonne Blenkinsop, Mary Denness, Christine Jensen and Lillian Bilocca became known as "headscarf revolutionaries" for their attempts to improve safety in the English fishing industry? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Christine Jensen (campaigner)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Burning of SouthwarkEdit

 On 7 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Burning of Southwark, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the English settlement of Southwark was burned by the Normans in 1066? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Burning of Southwark. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Burning of Southwark), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yarmouth suspension bridgeEdit

 On 9 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yarmouth suspension bridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yarmouth suspension bridge collapsed under a crowd that had gathered to watch a circus clown in a wash tub being pulled along the River Bure by four geese? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yarmouth suspension bridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yarmouth suspension bridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLV, March 2019Edit

 
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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 11:00, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kerb paintingEdit

 On 11 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kerb painting, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that kerbs in Northern Ireland are sometimes painted to denote the political views of local residents? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kerb painting. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kerb painting), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Senegambia bridgeEdit

 On 12 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Senegambia bridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the opening of the Senegambia bridge has eliminated the need for a 400-kilometre (250 mi) diversion to cross the Gambia River when the ferry is out of use? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Senegambia bridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Senegambia bridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Orange WalkEdit

 On 12 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Orange Walk, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at the start of the Battle of Orange Walk the British commanders ran almost naked from their bathtubs? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Orange Walk. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Battle of Orange Walk), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Julian JeffersonEdit

Hi Dumelow, it's been a while. Hope all is well. I've created an article on Julian Jefferson and wondered if you might be interested in seeing if there's anymore military stuff that can be dug up on him? He was a temporary brigadier by the end of WWII and was the commander of British forces in the North Caribbean. Not too sure in the grand scheme of things how major an appointment that was. All the best. StickyWicket (talk) 15:51, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Provisional CavalryEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Provisional Cavalry at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 21:27, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Please stop by as soon as you can—there's work to be done and a QPQ to supply. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:27, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

April 2019 at Women in RedEdit

April 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Numbers 107, 108, 114, 115, 116, 117


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The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

DYK for Army Printing and Stationery ServiceEdit

 On 1 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Army Printing and Stationery Service, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that mobile mechanics were needed for the stationery service? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Army Printing and Stationery Service. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Army Printing and Stationery Service), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations from the Military History ProjectEdit

  Military history reviewers' award
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the The Milhist reviewing award (1 stripe) for January to March 2019 reviews. Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 00:31, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

DYK for Provisional CavalryEdit

 On 4 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Provisional Cavalry, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the means of raising the late 18th-century British Provisional Cavalry was likened to the medieval-era feudal system? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Provisional Cavalry. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Provisional Cavalry), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019Edit

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

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

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

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:57, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLVI, April 2019Edit

 
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DYK for Natal Border GuardEdit

 On 17 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Natal Border Guard, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Natal Border Guard, established in 1878, was expected to defend the Colony of Natal armed only with spears and shields? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Natal Border Guard. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Natal Border Guard), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:51, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

May you join this month's editathons from WiR!Edit

May 2019, Volume 5, Issue 5, Numbers 107, 108, 118, 119, 120, 121


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The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

DYK for Dumelow's SeedlingEdit

 On 1 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dumelow's Seedling, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Dumelow's Seedling is known by more than 50 alternative names? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dumelow's Seedling. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dumelow's Seedling), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

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

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:46, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


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

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

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

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

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


Administrators' newsletter – May 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

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

  Arbitration

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

  Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:37, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hywel SeleEdit

 On 6 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hywel Sele, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that according to legend, Welsh nobleman Hywel Sele was killed by Owain Glyndŵr and his body hidden in the hollow of a tree? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hywel Sele. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hywel Sele), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLVII, May 2019Edit

 
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June events with WIREdit

June 2019, Volume 5, Issue 6, Numbers 107, 108, 122, 123, 124, 125


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DYK for Royal Commission on the Inns of CourtEdit

 On 23 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Royal Commission on the Inns of Court, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1854–55 Royal Commission on the Inns of Court recommended that the inns combine into a single university of law? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Royal Commission on the Inns of Court. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Royal Commission on the Inns of Court), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

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