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NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello IntoThinAir,

News
Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
Reminders
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
NPP Tools Report
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  • copyvio-check – automatically checks the copyvio percentage of new pages in the background and displays this info with a link to the report in the 'info' panel of the Page curation toolbar.
  • The NPP flowchart now has clickable hyperlinks.

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Formatting HelpEdit

Hello! My name is Christian and I am a student at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. For one of my classes, I have been tasked with creating a wikipedia article. One of the first pieces of advice I received was to ensure my formatting matched with the standard formats of the various WikiProjects, or else they would be quickly pulled down. For your WikiProject, what formatting requirements must be met? Thank you!

CTCopper (talk) 13:10, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Red flag traffic lawsEdit

Hi, IntoThinAir,

You recently removed a hoax template from the article red flag traffic laws; I've been looking into the question, and I've become increasingly convinced that the part about disassembling the automobile is indeed some sort of hoax. I skimmed through Hastings' vetoes in the Pennsylvania state archives—the closest match I could find was an 1897 act requiring motorists to drive on the right-hand side unless they couldn't drive on the left,[1] which he vetoed as garbled and self-contradictory. I couldn't find the text of that act, but I doubt that the quotes in the article were taken directly from it: apparently the word "disassemble" was only beginning to be used in that sense, with the first recorded transitive usage in 1893[2] or 1903.[3] A great number of online sources reference that quote, but I believe none antedate the Wikipedia entry. The editor who inserted that material cited Oyslager's Illustrated Motor Cars of the World from 1967, which, according to its Hathitrust entry,[4] does not contain the word "disassemble" (nor "equestrian" nor "pacified"); you added a reference for a 2018 book[5] which purports to quote from a 1968 book;[6] that 1968 book likewise does not contain "equestrian" or "pacified" or "conceal". Cheers, gnu57 03:34, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

You may be right; all I could tell was that some of the content there was not a hoax as I could find sources for it. IntoThinAir (talk) 14:42, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Hazard, Samuel; Linn, John Blair; Egle, William Henry; Reed, George Edward; Montgomery, Thomas Lynch; MacKinney, Gertrude; Hoban, Charles Francis (1902). Pennsylvania Archives.
  2. ^ "disassemble | Origin and meaning of disassemble by Online Etymology Dictionary". www.etymonline.com.
  3. ^ Webster, Merriam (1989). Webster's Dictionary of English Usage: English Dictionary. Bukupedia. ISBN 9780877790327.
  4. ^ Olyslager, Piet (1967). "Illustrated motor cars of the world". New York.
  5. ^ Munger, Michael C. (2018). Tomorrow 3.0: Transaction Costs and the Sharing Economy. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108678094.
  6. ^ Karolevitz, Robert F. (1968). This was pioneer motoring: an album of nostalgic automemorabilia. Superior Pub. Co.

Please close formatting tags properlyEdit

When you insert bold or italic formatting, please ensure that it is closed properly, like this. Thanks! – Jonesey95 (talk) 09:47, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Sure, sorry. I took that content from another page where it was also formatted like that so I figured it was the right way; I guess not. IntoThinAir (talk) 12:51, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
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