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A Barnstar for you!Edit

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For scoring 2,288 points in the WikiProject Military history September 2019 edit-a-thon Backlog Banzai, I hereby award you the WikiProject Barnstar. Well done! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:39, 2 October 2019 (UTC)


Administrators' newsletter – October 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

  Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

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DYK for Sarah Robinson (activist)Edit

 On 4 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sarah Robinson (activist), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that temperance activist Sarah Robinson visited brothels in an attempt to improve the health of prostitutes and their clients? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sarah Robinson (activist). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sarah Robinson (activist)), 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, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Women's Defence Relief CorpsEdit

 On 4 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Women's Defence Relief Corps, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Women's Defence Relief Corps trained British women to fight during the First World War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Women's Defence Relief Corps. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Women's Defence Relief Corps), 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) 00:03, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Queen MameaEdit

Hello, I see a lot of problems with Queen Mamea. As a person who has read up on Tahitian history, I can see so much holes in these stories from the 19th-century. Raiatea and Huahine were separate entities during the late 19th-century with their own lines of kings and queens. "Oscar Tomare" sounds like a misspelling of Oscar Pomare (no such person to my knowledge). The story about Macello seems too sensational. Cannibalism was not common in the Society Islands and would have been outlawed earlier under the missionary influenced kings and queens of the early 1800s. A rebel queen did exist in the 1890s but her name was Tuarii. All the sources are from the period and written in English and seems to be all hearsay. KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:14, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi KAVEBEAR, thanks for getting in touch. I don't have any real knowledge of the area or period (I wrote this as part of a project to write an article about a woman from every country in the world, to try to broaden my horizons). All of the sources are contemporary and I couldn't find any modern sources discussing Mamea. I am more than happy for you to bring you expertise to the article. Feel free to make whatever changes you consider necessary, perhaps it needs to be amended to read "alleged to" or "reputedly" or something? - Dumelow (talk) 07:43, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ramatoulie DK SannehEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Ramatoulie DK Sanneh 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! Yoninah (talk) 00:19, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Battle of Craig CaillochEdit

Hi, I've given your DYK nomination a tick but on review have just realised that it is some characters short of the 5x expansion. Could you expand to 5x. Interesting article. Papamac (talk) 18:10, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Papamac, thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the article. Are you sure? I count 250 characters of text on 4 October (it was only two sentences long) and more than 2700 now. I can look again but i think I have pretty much exhausted the sources available - Dumelow (talk) 18:53, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Mea culpa! It is a more than 10x expansion. All well. I confused it with another DYK nomination I'm looking at. Apologies. Papamac (talk) 19:40, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Song Myung-soonEdit

 On 12 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Song Myung-soon, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Song Myung-soon was the first woman South Korean army general from a combat arm? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Song Myung-soon. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Song Myung-soon), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXII, October 2019Edit

 
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DYK for Sheila HeaneyEdit

 On 13 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sheila Heaney, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sheila Heaney, director of the Women's Royal Army Corps, visited the United States in 1972 to study how women were being integrated into the U.S. Army? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sheila Heaney. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sheila Heaney), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Celia HarveyEdit

 On 14 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Celia Harvey, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Celia Harvey has been a countess, a lecturer, a parliamentary candidate, and a British Army brigadier? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Celia Harvey. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Celia Harvey), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Great Northumberland ForestEdit

 On 19 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Great Northumberland Forest, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that to create the Great Northumberland Forest, up to a million trees are due to be planted between 2020 and 2024? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Great Northumberland Forest. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Great Northumberland Forest), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lee Eun-sooEdit

 On 20 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lee Eun-soo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lee Eun-soo was South Korea's seventh female general officer and the first in the legal branch? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lee Eun-soo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lee Eun-soo), 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, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Corps of Royal Artillery DriversEdit

 On 25 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Corps of Royal Artillery Drivers, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Corps of Royal Artillery Drivers was created in 1793 to replace civilian contractors, who sometimes abandoned their artillery in battle? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Corps of Royal Artillery Drivers. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Corps of Royal Artillery Drivers), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Akissi KouaméEdit

 On 26 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Akissi Kouamé, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that before becoming the first woman general in the army of the Ivory Coast, Akissi Kouamé initiated the appointment of midwives to the army health service? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Akissi Kouamé. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Akissi Kouamé), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Natal Native Pioneer CorpsEdit

 On 29 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Natal Native Pioneer Corps, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that during the Siege of Eshowe, members of the Natal Native Pioneer Corps ventured out of the town under Zulu fire to retrieve maize and pumpkins to sell to the defenders? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Natal Native Pioneer Corps. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Natal Native Pioneer Corps), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

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DYK for Bruce TreeEdit

 On 30 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bruce Tree, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a tree at least 700 years old, reputedly planted by Robert the Bruce, was destroyed by an arson attack in 2004? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bruce Tree. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bruce Tree), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Craig CaillochEdit

 On 30 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Craig Cailloch, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Alexander of Islay encouraged Clan Chattan to fight the Battle of Craig Cailloch against Clan Cameron as revenge for the Camerons' defection? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Craig Cailloch. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Battle of Craig Cailloch), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 October 2019Edit

URLsEdit

Hi, I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been spending time fixing your URLs on all your DYK nominations so I can view them in my country. Your browser automatically views pages in "google.co.uk"; you need to manually change the URL to "google.com" so users in other countries can see the page. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 01:16, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi Yoninah. I didn't realise this was an issue, either .com or .co.uk works for me. I'll try to remember to convert to .com in the future. If this is a common problem it seems like it would be worth tasking a bot with converting all urls? I suspect there must be tens of thousands across the encyclopaedia - Dumelow (talk) 08:01, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes, there is a bot, but it takes a long time to get to it. Pages that I created years ago are only now being fixed. This is the way google.com works: it automatically converts to "co.uk" in your country and "co.il" in my country so we can each view the page on our computers. But if I click on a "co.uk" link in your article, I get a truncated site and cannot view the whole page normally. Best, Yoninah (talk) 13:23, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  • A related RfC is seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure.

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DYK for Ramatoulie DK SannehEdit

 On 4 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ramatoulie DK Sanneh, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ramatoulie DK Sanneh, The Gambia's first woman general, has campaigned against gender-based violence? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ramatoulie DK Sanneh. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ramatoulie DK Sanneh), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

RetentionsEdit

Hi Dumelow. I'm reviewing Retentions in the British construction industry for DYK. I've run out of time to put my review comments, so these will follow this evening; but the only issue I've noted so far is a 403 error with ref [2]. I will check again on my home PC tonight.

In connection with the first paragraph of "Impact": not required for the DYK nom, but a possible addition. I am familiar with the receivables finance industry, and the construction industry is generally considered unfactorable specifically because of retentions (also known in this context as stage payments). This is another reason why it is beneficial to use retentions held from other contractors in the chain to finance working capital requirements. If you can find any references for this, it may be worth mentioning briefly; the Asset Based Finance Association website might be a good place to start. Cheers, Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 14:12, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi Hassocks5489, thanks for reviewing - I know it's not the most exciting of topics! Good shout on factoring, I've not had any experience of this but I found a couple of references that mention it and added it as an impact. Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 14:50, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Forgot to say the Construction Index main page and the specific article linked are working fine for me, hopefully it's sorted itself out for you? - Dumelow (talk) 14:52, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes, back up and running now; probably a temporary glitch! Although not the most immediately eyecatching subject matter, I found it a very useful article in explaining the "what, how and why", so to speak. In the receivables finance industry it just seems to be one of those pieces of conventional wisdom that construction can't be factored; but not working on the front line, as it were, I was never very clear on why retentions were seemingly such an intrinsic part of the construction industry and how this was dealt with. Good stuff! Cheers, Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 22:38, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Glad you found the article useful, thanks for your help on this one - Dumelow (talk) 08:47, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Society of Gentleman Practisers in the Courts of Law and EquityEdit

 On 6 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Society of Gentleman Practisers in the Courts of Law and Equity, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Society of Gentleman Practisers in the Courts of Law and Equity sought to increase the fees payable to solicitors and attorneys, which had been fixed for more than a century? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Society of Gentleman Practisers in the Courts of Law and Equity. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Society of Gentleman Practisers in the Courts of Law and Equity), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Reverse armsEdit

 On 11 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Reverse arms, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the rest on arms reversed command (pictured) is used as a mark of respect at funerals and occasions of mourning in some militaries? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Reverse arms. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Reverse arms), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXIII, November 2019Edit

 
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DYK for Joseph Anthony DwyerEdit

 On 14 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Joseph Anthony Dwyer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that George Wimpey CEO Joe Dwyer thought general contracting was a "mug's game" and converted the firm into a housebuilder? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Joseph Anthony Dwyer. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Joseph Anthony Dwyer), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

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