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Notice of Neutral point of view noticeboard discussionEdit

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Nomination of Business Initiative Directions for deletion or helpEdit

Help please with Business Initiative Directions entry/article. Hi Edward,

First of all sorry if I'm writing in the wrong place and sorry for my poor English (I'm not an English native speaker) I write to you because you wrote me back, and I have not been able to contact with someone else inside Wikipedia. Neither I understand the way this website works... I find no chat boxes nor anything. I must confess I'm and old man, and perhaps because of that I found this site incredible hostile. I write to you because since august someone posted an entry on Business Initiative Directions. Its a Spanish marketing agency that sells different products and services (I have no economic relation with them, except for the fact that the owner is an old friend and an old man like I) I want to be clear on the fact that yes, I know this company, and yes, 30 years ago (or more I don't recall) I worked with them several times. It's a marketing company, but the entry accuse them of selling "fake awards". They don't sell awards at all. They do advertising and corporate events. In their events they charge a fee, this is no secret, neither is illegal in anyway. They have 50 years operating inside Spain and now inside the European Union legal framework. Their HQ is located behind the Ministry of Defense in Madrid... every soul there knows them. They offer international business gatherings, and charge a fee for that (among other things more related to traditional marketing, like flyers, magazines and banners... they don't do digital because most of them are old people that don't even have social media) This article is destroying them... based on nothing at all but the opinion of a company that got the invitation to the event and got mad because they wanted to go to an business convention in Paris for free... this people then wrote to a so called NGO that decided to wage war on this small Spanish marketing agency. They created the Wikipedia post and used all the bad press against the company to destroy their prestige...everybody has bad press... this is not fair, neither I humbly believe, was the idea behind Wikipedia. I think Wikipedia was meant to be an encyclopedia for humanity. Not a corporate revenge instrument. Please, help us and guide us on how to deal with this. My friend is asking me if their version of the post could be taken into consideration. All complains of the NGO are addressed there, and even a mixed version will be acceptable for them, but what is cruel and brutal for this company reputation is to post only the NGO version... that is not fair.

Season's greetings!Edit

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.2Edit

Newsletter Nr 2 for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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Progress report:

In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well talking in chat mode about the potential new wiki, a new irc channel has been setup, and you are welcome to visit and try it out at: #wikimedia-genealogyconnect

(In case you are not familiar with IRC, or would prefer some info and intro, please see Wikipedias IRC tutorial)

At m:Talk:Wikimedia_genealogy_project#Wikimedia_user_group is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia user group: please submit comments and suggestions, and whether you would like to be a member in such a group. Prime goal for the group is the creation of a new, free, genealogy wiki, but there is also a discussion weather we should propose a new project or support the adoption of an existing project?

Read more at Meta; Wikimedia genealogy project where you also can support the creation with your vote, in case you haven't done so already.

Future:

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Genealogy project need your vote for creation of an email listEdit

Newsletter Nr 3 for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well as taking new, important steps towards a creation of a new project site, we need to make communication between the users easier and more effective.

At Mail list on meta is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia email list. In order to request the creation of such a list, we need your voice and your vote.

In order to create a new list, we need to put a request it in Phabricator, and add a link to reasoning/explanation of purpose, and link to community consensus. Therefore we need your vote for this now, so we can request the creation of the mail list.

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.4: Mail list created!Edit

Newsletter Nr 4, 2017-03-24, for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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re DYK GattiEdit

Re your kind thanks. Cheers, Edwardx, nice article

Wikipedia Asian Month 2017: Invitation to ParticipateEdit

Hello! Last year, you signed up to participate in Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM) 2016 on the English Wikipedia. The event was an international success, with hundreds of editors creating thousands of articles on Asian topics across dozens of different language versions of Wikipedia.

I'd like to invite you to join us for Wikipedia Asian Month 2017, which once again lasts through the month of November. The goal is for users to create new articles on Asian-related content, each at least 3,000 bytes and 300 words in length. Editors who create at least four articles will receive a Wikipedia Asian Month postcard!

Also be sure to check out the Wikipedia Asian Art Month affiliate event - creating articles on Asian art topics can get you a Metropolitan Museum of Art postcard!

If you're interested, please sign up here for the English Wikipedia. If you are interested in also working on other language editions of Wikipedia, please visit the meta page to see other participating projects. If you have any questions, please visit our talk page.

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Women in Red World ContestEdit

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.5 -2017Edit

Newsletter Nr 5, 2017-12-30, for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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A demo wiki is up and running!

Dear members of WikiProject Genealogy, this will be the last newsletter for 2017, but maybe the most important one!

You can already now try out the demo for a genealogy wiki at https://tools.wmflabs.org/genealogy/wiki/Main_Page and try out the functions. You will find parts of the 18th Pharao dynasty and other records submitted by the 7 first users, and it would be great if you would add some records.

And with those great news we want to wish you a creative New Year 2018!


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About the Everette Taylor articleEdit

Hi, I am writing concerning the UPE tag on the Everette Taylor article. I wish to remove it as I have actively edited the page, adding info and citations and I didn't collect a dime for my edits, I don't want my reputation smeared over some other editor's mistake. I hope my work on the page is adequate enough for you to consider taking off the banner. Thanks


Majid Al Futtaim : "too promotionnal issues"Edit

Information are directly extracted from regional media sources but also from the US (e.g CNN, Bloomberg). Since the beginning of my intervention on this page (but also before if I am right), several sections have been taken off because they were "too promotional".

In most of the cases, my interventions are objective bullet points, they are simply presenting and don't have any subjective elements. It is simply not consistent and coherent to systematically remove them. They respect the rules of Wikipedia. Shall I request third parties to step in in order to validate the extracts in question ?

-- Wikicapitaineben (talk) 18:01, 14 December 2018 (CEST) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:CB00:D7:E000:E092:830E:467B:AE52 (talk)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Tech News: 2019-13Edit

18:04, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

"strong and stable"Edit

 
No Deal is better than a bad deal

I've decided this might be notable after all, and have expanded it out of a redirect. Feel free to chip in. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:33, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. To the efforts of you and Philafrenzy, it is looking much better. Can't have anyone calling it "weak and wobbly" can we? Edwardx (talk) 15:38, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
It's rock solid, no need for any indicative votes. Philafrenzy (talk) 19:19, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Hear, hear. Edwardx (talk) 19:25, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
P.S. There would certainly be enough sources to develop Brexit means Brexit from a redirect on the same basis. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:42, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
I can't believe somebody would say that no DYK is better than a bad DYK though. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:45, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
TRM? Those two hooks are both fine, yet there might be something stronger we could think up. Edwardx (talk) 13:38, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

April 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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Facto Post – Issue 22 – 28 March 2019Edit

Facto Post – Issue 22 – 28 March 2019
 

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When in the cloud, do as the APIs do

Half a century ago, it was the era of the mainframe computer, with its air-conditioned room, twitching tape-drives, and appearance in the title of a spy novel Billion-Dollar Brain then made into a Hollywood film. Now we have the cloud, with server farms and the client–server model as quotidian: this text is being typed on a Chromebook.

 
Logo of Cloud API on Google Cloud Platform

The term Applications Programming Interface or API is 50 years old, and refers to a type of software library as well as the interface to its use. While a compiler is what you need to get high-level code executed by a mainframe, an API out in the cloud somewhere offers a chance to perform operations on a remote server. For example, the multifarious bots active on Wikipedia have owners who exploit the MediaWiki API.

APIs (called RESTful) that allow for the GET HTTP request are fundamental for what could colloquially be called "moving data around the Web"; from which Wikidata benefits 24/7. So the fact that the Wikidata SPARQL endpoint at query.wikidata.org has a RESTful API means that, in lay terms, Wikidata content can be GOT from it. The programming involved, besides the SPARQL language, could be in Python, younger by a few months than the Web.

Magic words, such as occur in fantasy stories, are wishful (rather than RESTful) solutions to gaining access. You may need to be a linguist to enter Ali Baba's cave or the western door of Moria (French in the case of "Open Sesame", in fact, and Sindarin being the respective languages). Talking to an API requires a bigger toolkit, which first means you have to recognise the tools in terms of what they can do. On the way to the wikt:impactful or polymathic modern handling of facts, one must perhaps take only tactful notice of tech's endemic problem with documentation, and absorb the insightful point that the code in APIs does articulate the customary procedures now in place on the cloud for getting information. As Owl explained to Winnie-the-Pooh, it tells you The Thing to Do.

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Proposed deletion of Victor VescovoEdit

 

The article Victor Vescovo has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Does not meet WP:GNG

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. John from Idegon (talk) 06:18, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

Tech News: 2019-14Edit

16:29, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Dennis LennonEdit

 On 2 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dennis Lennon, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Dennis Lennon hoped his design for the interior of the Queen Elizabeth 2 (pictured) would be the "setting for the world's best party"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dennis Lennon. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dennis Lennon), 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.

DYKUpdateBot (talk) 00:01, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Kenmont PrimaryEdit

It's not a given that it passes WP:GEOFEAT - "Buildings, including private residences and commercial developments may be notable as a result of their historic, social, economic, or architectural importance, but they require significant coverage by reliable, third-party sources to establish notability." - Lets have the discussion at Talk. Fob.schools (talk) 12:00, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Please read the first part: "Artificial geographical features that are officially assigned the status of cultural heritage or national heritage, or of any other protected status on a national level and which verifiable information beyond simple statistics are available are presumed to be notable." The school is a listed building. Edwardx (talk) 12:18, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Its not an artificial geographical feature. Its a building. Let's have the discussion at the appropriate venue which is where I started it. The facts are in dispute. We need to discuss it. Asserting/reverting your opinion is not collaborative. Please revert your removal of the template or it goes to WP:ANI Fob.schools (talk) 12:26, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Please note that I had already copied this discussion to Talk:Kenmont Primary School before your response immediately above. That is where you should have started this in the first place. In any event, "artificial geographical feature" includes buildings. Edwardx (talk) 12:35, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Its not an appropriate place to start such a discussion. Its a not very well frequented tiny outpost of the WP universe. When starting a discussion, especially in relation to {{merge school}} the appropriate location is in the destination of the proposed merge. Thats why it is linked from the template. 100s if 1000s of other editors have done this before us, and thats why the template works. Its an invitation to discuss. But you have removed any pointer to the discussion from the article page itself. Which some might call vandalism. The discussion about the merge is taking place at Talk:Kensal Green. Please revert your deletion of the template and engage in the merge discussion. I really dont want to go to ANI. Fob.schools (talk) 12:59, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Your above link to the discussion was broken (it is noted that you have since fixed it), that is why I could not find it, and started one on the school's article talkpage. Edwardx (talk) 13:27, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. --Fob.schools (talk) 13:25, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

ExpungeEdit

Please do a manual revision and expunge hide my IP: (Redacted) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quantom122 (talkcontribs) 13:10, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

What article was it you edited? Edwardx (talk) 13:32, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Quantom122 (talkcontribs) 13:51, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

You will need to contact an admin to do that. Please read Wikipedia:Revision deletion. Edwardx (talk) 13:55, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

────   Note: This thread had been removed by Quantom122, without (I assume) Edwardx's consent. I have restored it (and redacted some content in the process) without prejudice to Edwardx dealing with the thread as they see fit. AGK ■ 23:08, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks AGK. Edwardx (talk) 23:49, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Discussion on Layla Moran talk pageEdit

There is a rather spirited discussion currently ongoing at Talk:Layla Moran#Domestic Violence. Seeing as you are an experienced editor that recently edited the page, I would appreciate if you could chime in with your view, in the interests of finding a consensus one way or the other. Domeditrix (talk) 09:52, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-15Edit

18:24, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: March 2019Edit





Headlines
  • Albania report: WikiFilmat SQ - new articles about the Albanian movie industry!
  • Armenia report: Art+Feminism+GLAM, Collaboration with Hovhannes Toumanian museum
  • Australia report: Art+Feminism 2019 in Australia
  • Brazil report: The GLAM at USP Museum of Veterinary Anatomy: a history of learnings and improvements
  • Colombia report: Moving GLAM institutions inside and outside Colombia
  • Czech Republic report: Edit-a-thon Prachatice
  • France report: Wiki day at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art; Age of wiki at the Musée Saint-Raymond
  • India report: Gujarat Vishw Kosh Trust content donation to Wikimedia
  • Italy report: Italian librarians in Milan
  • Macedonia report: WikiLeague: Edit-a-thon on German Literature
  • Netherlands report: WikiconNL, International Womens Day and working together with Amnesty, Field study Dutch Libraries and Wikimedia
  • Serbia report: Spring residences and a wiki competition
  • Sweden report: UNESCO; Working life museums; Swedish Performing Arts Agency shares historic music; Upload of glass plates photographs
  • UK report: Wiki-people and Wiki-museum-data
  • USA report: Women's History Month and The Met has two Wikimedians in the house
  • Wikidata report: Go Siobhan!
  • WMF GLAM report: Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons; Bengali Wikisource case study
  • Calendar: April's GLAM events
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Your draft article, Draft:F. Scott FrazierEdit

 

Hello, Edwardx. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "F. Scott Frazier".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}}, {{db-draft}}, or {{db-g13}} code.

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. JMHamo (talk) 21:35, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for Libro de los EpítomesEdit

Good stuff! 2001:14BA:980E:7700:0:0:0:8EA (talk) 04:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wolfgang BaldusEdit

 On 11 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wolfgang Baldus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wolfgang Baldus. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wolfgang Baldus), 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.

Materialscientist (talk) 04:31, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ehud Arye LaniadoEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Ehud Arye Laniado 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! Surtsicna (talk) 22:46, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of William Marshall CazaletEdit

  Hello! Your submission of William Marshall Cazalet 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! Dr. K. 08:22, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-16Edit

23:00, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Tiny the WonderEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Tiny the Wonder 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! MWright96 (talk) 19:48, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For creating the original article Tiny the Wonder. Aquataste (talk) 19:27, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-17Edit

19:08, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

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