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Administrators' newsletter – January 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2018).

  Guideline and policy news

  1. G14 (new): Disambiguation pages that disambiguate only zero or one existing pages are now covered under the new G14 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-disambig}}; the text is unchanged and candidates may be found in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion as unnecessary disambiguation pages.
  2. R4 (new): Redirects in the file namespace (and no file links) that have the same name as a file or redirect at Commons are now covered under the new R4 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-redircom}}; the text is unchanged.
  3. G13 (expanded): Userspace drafts containing only the default Article Wizard text are now covered under G13 along with other drafts (discussion). Such blank drafts are now eligible after six months rather than one year, and taggers continue to use {{db-blankdraft}}.

  Technical news

  • Starting on December 13, the Wikimedia Foundation security team implemented new password policy and requirements. Privileged accounts (administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters, interface administrators, bots, edit filter managers/helpers, template editors, et al.) must have a password at least 10 characters in length. All accounts must have a password:
  1. At least 8 characters in length
  2. Not in the 100,000 most popular passwords (defined by the Password Blacklist library)
  3. Different from their username
User accounts not meeting these requirements will be prompted to update their password accordingly. More information is available on MediaWiki.org.
  • Blocked administrators may now block the administrator that blocked them. This was done to mitigate the possibility that a compromised administrator account would block all other active administrators, complementing the removal of the ability to unblock oneself outside of self-imposed blocks. A request for comment is currently in progress to determine whether the blocking policy should be updated regarding this change.
  • {{Copyvio-revdel}} now has a link to open the history with the RevDel checkboxes already filled in.

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Accounts continue to be compromised on a regular basis. Evidence shows this is entirely due to the accounts having the same 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.
  • Around 22% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 20% in June 2018. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless of whether you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:38, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Accident triangleEdit

 On 4 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Accident triangle, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1931 accident triangle theory proposed a link between the number of minor accidents and those that led to serious injury? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Accident triangle. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Accident triangle), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Héctor TimermanEdit

 On 4 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Héctor Timerman, 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. SpencerT•C 16:09, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

If you have a spare moment...Edit

Of course in no way shape or form expected, but if you have a spare moment would you mind looking at my first A-class nom? I'd be happy to review any nomination in return. Eddie891 Talk Work 23:10, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Eddie891. It has been a long time since I have been involved in A-class and FA nominations, so I may have to brush up a little, but more than happy to take a look - Dumelow (talk) 08:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLIII, January 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) 23:58, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Scott DozierEdit

 On 7 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Scott Dozier, 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. Stephen 04:07, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Boybuloq CaveEdit

"The 2018 expeditions mapped more than 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) of new passages in the cave and discovered several promising leads for new explorations." I am not sure this is right - the reference doesn't say in which caves the extensions were found. It would probably be more accurate to say that 2018 expedition found a further 2 kilometres of cave whilst looking for a connection between B and V".

Thanks for spotting this Langcliffe - it is beyond my normal area of expertise. I've reworded it to hopefully solve this problem, would you mind taking another look to check? Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 12:20, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Looks good! Langcliffe (talk) 13:20, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstarEdit

Hi…your article British ambulances in the Franco-Prussian War, reminded me of a relative of Lister called Marcus Beck, who was part of the Anglo-American ambulance team to Sedan and had reported in 1870, that the French failed to adopt antiseptic measures during the Franco-Prussian War. Beck became one of Lister's stoutest defenders during the controversy over the introduction of the antiseptic technique in surgery. During the Franco-Prussian War, he accompanied in July 1870 an Anglo-American ambulance team to Sedan, where he witnessed the ravages of war and reported that French surgeons refused to adopt Lister's antiseptic method in the management of war wounds. ([1][2])

  The Writer's Barnstar
Your articles have been a delight to my days, particularly trees, cats and the Franco-Prussian War. Well done and thank you! Whispyhistory (talk) 18:05, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Good find Whispyhistory. I've added the above info and some other interesting snippets to the article. Glad you've enjoyed reading my articles, I've certainly enjoyed writing them! I'll try to keep it up, many thanks for the barnstar - Dumelow (talk) 22:08, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

SabretacheEdit

Hiya,

Just to let you know I'll make the scans of that article for you when I'm next at the British Library on Saturday 19th. Annoyingly if I'd managed to see your request sooner, you'd have had the scans already as I was literally in the building dropping something off for a colleague last Saturday. I've gone and requested all the 1998 issues, so if there's anything else in those that you'd like, then let me know and I'll scan them as well. I use a scanning app called Turboscan on my phone which corrects the perspective and fixes the contrast to make the text easier to read, as well as converting it to PDFs for easy viewing. Once I've got the scans, I'll be in touch. Miyagawa (talk) 11:08, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Miyagawa, many thanks for offering to help with this. I had a quick look and the following from 1998 sound interesting, if you get chance:

Thanks again for being so helpful, much appreciated - Dumelow (talk) 16:17, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

No problem, I'll get those scanned. Miyagawa (talk) 22:28, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

ICEEdit

Hi! Is there any chance you have access to the full version this article from Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers and if so that you could email me a copy to hjmwiki at gmail dot com? I'm in the process of writing Old Exe Bridge and citations to that paper keep cropping up. Thanks! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:58, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi HJ Mitchell, good to hear from you. Annoyingly ICE members only get digital access to the last three years of the proceedings and to anything published before 1900. I should be able to get access the physical copies at the library but unfortunately I am not planning on being in London any time soon. I've dropped the library staff an email to see if somebody can send me a copy. Will keep you informed, cheers - Dumelow (talk)
Harry, they came back quicker than I thought. I've sent it to what I think is your email address. Let me know if it hasn't come through, cheers - Dumelow (talk) 18:09, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Yep, I've got it. Thanks very much for that! I owe you one. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:15, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

New project!Edit

Hi Dumelow, hope you had a good festive season. My new project for 2019 is to create articles for the remaining 100 or so cricketers who have represented the Army, RAF and RN in first-class cricket. I wonder if there's a way to intergrate this somehow with the military project, so as and when they're created, they can be checked over to see anything can be expanded on the military side? Hopefully come across a few more interesting ones like there were with the Irish cricketers. StickyWicket (talk) 22:39, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi StickyWicket. More than happy to help out, I'm sure there'll be a few interesting stories to be told. If you ping me when you start a new article I'll try to pull everything in from the Gazette at least. As to getting wider feedback I usually just post similar requests to the MILHIST talk page but I guess it could get quite overloaded at the rate you produce articles! Maybe just list them all under one talk page section? - Dumelow (talk) 07:54, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Awesome stuff! I'll see if I can add them here. I've set myself that target of creating them all before the year is out, but I'd imagine my progress will be slow as I have loads of studying to do. Oh, just wondering if you have a resource for Sandhurst graduates? Lionel Bostock is the first guy I chose at random to start and this source says he attended Sandhurst, but isn't specific as to whether it's the academy or college. StickyWicket (talk) 17:16, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
It would be the college. The academy was formed in 1947 as a merger of the college and the academy at Woolwich. I've stuck the usual promotions and awards from the gazette and a few other mentions on the talk page for now, I'll try to get around to integrating them into the article later on - Dumelow (talk) 17:57, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up, I always assumed they were two separate establishments. Just went to add a bit more to Bostock's article and saw you've done a fine job! Her's a Barnstar for doing an awesome job with the obscure military cricketers!
  Cricket Barnstar
For helping to expand obscure first-class cricketers with a military background. Well done! StickyWicket (talk) 14:47, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks for the barnstar, been great fun working on these chaps - Dumelow (talk) 22:54, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jack GannonEdit

 On 10 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jack Gannon, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the first-class cricketer Jack Gannon was mentioned in dispatches twice in both the Anglo-Afghan War and the Second World War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jack Gannon. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jack Gannon), 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) 00:02, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Clive GarthwaiteEdit

Hi Dumelow. Here's the latest military cricketer. I've pulled what I could find from the gazette, but I feel there's more out there about him as his career was from 1929 to 1963! He was seconded from the RA in 1939, but I can't find where to, plus he later served as an aide-de-camp to the Queen by 1960, but I can't find the date he took up his post. All the best, StickyWicket (talk) 22:25, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi StickyWicket. I'll take a proper look tomorrow but I just found an interesting note that he poached Tom Cartwright for the RA team when he came up for national service. He commanded the garrison at Woolwich towards the end of his career and ran some sort of business from home in his retirement. I'll keep digging, cheers - Dumelow (talk) 22:53, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, that's really interesting. I wondered what he'd been up too in the 1950s! I'm starting on a player who I think was a victim of the Wormhoudt massacre, so he should be an interesting one. StickyWicket (talk) 22:02, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Think I've done as much as I can with Garthwaite for now. Looks like you are getting on well with Michael Magill and Charles Orton (who I guess is you Wormhoudt victim?), I'll try to take a look at these soon - Dumelow (talk) 00:08, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Yep, I've made a start on Orton. Though not 100% certain he was murdered by the SS, the book source I used seems fairly certain he was, while leaving open the possibility he was KIA. StickyWicket (talk) 18:22, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Franco-Irish Ambulance BrigadeEdit

 On 15 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Franco-Irish Ambulance Brigade, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a volunteer medical unit was raised in Ireland for service with the French Army in the Franco-Prussian War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Franco-Irish Ambulance Brigade. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Franco-Irish Ambulance Brigade), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Henry Bond (cricketer)Edit

 On 16 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Henry Bond (cricketer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the first-class cricketer and British Army racquets champion Henry Bond received honours from the British and Romanian governments for his service during the First World War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Henry Bond (cricketer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Henry Bond (cricketer)), 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.

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:01, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Laurent GbagboEdit

 On 17 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Laurent Gbagbo, 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) 11:49, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Land mines in the Falkland IslandsEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Land mines in the Falkland Islands 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! Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 14:28, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Specifically, it's mostly waiting on the QPQ, after which I think you'll be good to go with the penguin hook. For the record, the BBC's "The penguins that would not explode" might be the "hookiest" source title I've ever seen cited. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 14:28, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the notification Squeamish Ossifrage. I have a few QPQs I need to catch up on, I'll try to sort one out in the next day or so. Glad you enjoyed the article, I enjoyed writing it! - Dumelow (talk) 15:26, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Absolutely. Feel free to ping me when the QPQ is done so I can be sure to get the DYK nom updated. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 16:06, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Chris Wilson (Australian musician)Edit

 On 17 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Chris Wilson (Australian musician), 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.

Per this and this - Dumelow (talk) 22:39, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Daniel GroseEdit

Hi Dumelow. I've added the cricket info for the above guy, and his graduation from RMA Woolwich. But he seems to have disappeared on the Gazette and other sources after that. Apparently, he was a POW in Hong Kong during WWII. I think his father is also a Lt Col of the same name appearing in dispatches in 1917, but I can't prove it! StickyWicket (talk) 17:27, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

@AssociateAffiliate: Here you go:
I see what you mean by the father - the Service Corps chap with the same initials? Apparently his father was an Army Medical Service surgeon, the Service Corps guy married Ida Macdonald on 24 April 1902 which would tie in with our man's date of birth - Dumelow (talk) 17:56, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Our Grose was chairman of the Tunbridge Wells hopsital Group from at least 1966 to at least 1970 and at that time lived in Edenbridge. He was with the Hong Kong garrison by 8 December 1941 commanding 22nd Fortress Company of the Royal Engineers. He became a member of the Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club in 1936 - Dumelow (talk) 18:24, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
He's described as a "fine wicket keeper and opening bat" and there's a photo of him in 1933 - Dumelow (talk) 18:33, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
He was repatriated to Manila in September 1945, having been interned by the Japanese at Baguio, Phillipines. Think that's everything I can find on him - Dumelow (talk) 18:41, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for that! I've added some of the sources to the article. I wonder if you could add the source for his repatriation to Manila? I can't access the article as it's a subscription only page :( StickyWicket (talk) 17:12, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
I wonder if he died at Royal Tunbridge Wells and not Tonbridge, as suggested by CricketArchive? Being chairman of the Tunbridge Wells Hospital Group just prior to his death, I'd hazard a guess Tunbridge and Tonbridge have been confused? StickyWicket (talk) 17:40, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
I've added the missing ref. With Newspapers.com you can get the raw OCRed text if you click the drop down arrow just underneath the image. Usually its legible enough to make out the meaning, if not I just drop the friendly guys at WP:REX a quick request. I am not sure about the Tunbridge/Tonbridge. They are only 4 miles apart so its conceivable that he lived in one and commuted to the other - Dumelow (talk) 22:22, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Edward HenslowEdit

Just sticking these here so I can add them later:

DYK for Ogilvie GrahamEdit

 On 19 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ogilvie Graham, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that British Army officer Ogilvie Graham met his wife during the Battle of the Somme? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ogilvie Graham. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ogilvie Graham), 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, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for John Coughlin (figure skater)Edit

 On 20 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article John Coughlin (figure skater), 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) 12:44, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Mason LoweEdit

 On 20 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Mason Lowe, 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.

Per this and this - Dumelow (talk) 22:13, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Nathan GlazerEdit

 On 21 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Nathan Glazer, 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) 10:54, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in MaliEdit

 On 21 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, which you updated and 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) 21:24, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Chad–Israel relationsEdit

 On 21 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Chad–Israel relations, 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) 21:25, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
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