By far the funniest and most clever Wikipedia page I randomly stumbled on. Kudos. The fish genuinely made me laugh out loud — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sumtimz I B Learnin (talkcontribs) 07:04, 27 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Pages Patrol newsletter January 2023Edit

Hello Extraordinary Writ,

New Page Review queue December 2022

The October drive reduced the backlog from 9,700 to an amazing 0! Congratulations to WaddlesJP13 who led with 2084 points. See this page for further details. The queue is steadily rising again and is approaching 2,000. It would be great if <2,000 were the “new normal”. Please continue to help out even if it's only for a few or even one patrol a day.

2022 Awards

Onel5969 won the 2022 cup for 28,302 article reviews last year - that's an average of nearly 80/day. There was one Gold Award (5000+ reviews), 11 Silver (2000+), 28 Iron (360+) and 39 more for the 100+ barnstar. Rosguill led again for the 4th year by clearing 49,294 redirects. For the full details see the Awards page and the Hall of Fame. Congratulations everyone!

Minimum deletion time: The previous WP:NPP guideline was to wait 15 minutes before tagging for deletion (including draftification and WP:BLAR). Due to complaints, a consensus decided to raise the time to 1 hour. To illustrate this, very new pages in the feed are now highlighted in red. (As always, this is not applicable to attack pages, copyvios, vandalism, etc.)

New draftify script: In response to feedback from AFC, the The Move to Draft script now provides a choice of set messages that also link the creator to a new, friendly explanation page. The script also warns reviewers if the creator is probably still developing the article. The former script is no longer maintained. Please edit your edit your common.js or vector.js file from User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js to User:MPGuy2824/MoveToDraft.js

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Hello, Extraordinary Writ,

I'm not exactly sure about the pages you just restored but you have to remember to remove CSD, PROD or AFD tags from articles you restore or they just become subject to deletion again. Thanks and have a good Valentine's Day! Liz Read! Talk! 08:20, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Liz—now dealt with. Usually User:SD0001/RFUD-helper takes care of that for me, but this time there were so many pages that I had to use Twinkle's batch-undelete, which I now realize doesn't remove deletion tags at all. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Extraordinary Writ (talk) 08:33, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft:Guta Moura GuedesEdit

Hello, Extraordinary Writ, I am following instructions on the page "Creating Guta Moura Guedes". I have been working very hard on the page since you deleted it at 23:35 on 6 February 2023. When I published it I was expecting it to go to Draft Space and then I would get help from editors but it went live straight away. I totally agree with the comments made by UtherSRG on 6 Feb, I had relied far too heavily on pages written by the subject. I believe that I have now found far better references and have used encyclopedic language, with a greatly improve tone and voice. I feel RichardDehn (talk) 20:57, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry!! I think that it now has the feel of an article written from a neutral point of view. I can confirm that I do not know the subject and was prompted to write the article as I enjoyed reading her weekly articles (I have an interest in design and I am learning Portuguese). I was surprised when I went to look that she didn't have a wiki page. I have learned an awful lot in the last couple of weeks about the subject and creating wiki pages!! Thank you for your time. Richard Dehn RichardDehn (talk) 21:04, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi RichardDehn. I didn't actually delete your page: I just deleted something called a "redirect", which got left behind when someone moved your page to draftspace. Your page is still at Draft:Guta Moura Guedes, where you've submitted it for review. Someone will eventually come along to review it, but this can take a while, so I'd just suggest being patient. (Sometimes pages are reviewed within a few days or even hours, but other times it can take as long as a few months.) Thanks for all your work on the draft, and let me know if you have any questions! Extraordinary Writ (talk) 21:31, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the speedy reply!! I'll carry on working on it while I'm waiting. I might have to find another subject as I have got a bit addicted. I also read that "coding" staves of altzheimers!! Perhaps it's too late for me!! RichardDehn (talk) 21:37, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted Draft:Orbiting-particle system force that is pulled straight inwardly into infinity..Edit

You already deleted this page once, per Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Orbiting-particle system force that is pulled straight inwardly into infinity. Since recreated by author. Delete and salt? Every interaction with user seems WP:NOTHERE and possibly WP:CIR. I don't want to speculate that they may have a medical issue or disability, but their answers often make no sense, much like the article. But it's either that or they are a blatant troll. See this one as an example, their only one not connected with this draft. Heiro 03:02, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like the deletion has already been taken care of. If you see any more disruption after your final warning, let me know and I'll just block. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 21:55, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
About the time of the above, I had offered one last warning/suggestion here. Figured, give them rope and lets see where they run. They disappeared for a few and then popped back up today with this expansion of their deleted nuttery they recreated yet again but in a sandbox and what is more worrying, they began posting their nuttery to article talkpages [1].
And now blocked. Not sure whether it's deliberate disruption or just a competence issue, but I guess it doesn't really matter. Thanks for letting me know! Extraordinary Writ (talk) 04:38, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for handling all of that. And yeah, I'm still unsure if it was just disruption for disruptions sake or other "issues", but after a certain point it just don't matter, lol. Happy Mardi Gras! Heiro 06:17, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bare (Workin' Moms)Edit

Hey, Extraordinary Writ,

I hope you are doing well. I hope if you return to Wikipedia tonight, you could delete this PROD'd article. I would but I nominated the article for deletion so I am involved. The other admins that I know who review PRODs regularly usually are active 6-8 hours from now but I know you deal with PRODs so I thought I'd ask you in case you come back to Wikipedia to do some admin work tonight. Thanks! Or thanks to any talk-page stalker who comes across this message and handles this deletion. ;-) Liz Read! Talk! 03:10, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) - Deleted. Hog Farm Talk 03:40, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks, Hog Farm. Liz Read! Talk! 04:24, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Extraordinary WritEdit

Hello Extraordinary Writ, Thanks for being my mentor. TheEditorPro (talk) 04:22, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kings and CrossesEdit

Hey, Extraordinary Writ

Can you please check and guide who can approve these changes? Change TheEditorPro (talk) 04:31, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, TheEditorPro, and welcome to Wikipedia! Since I only speak English, I can only approve edits in the English-language Wikipedia, not the Hungarian one. It looks like the Hungarian Wikipedia has more than 20,000 unapproved pages, so there might be a long wait. If you need an urgent review, I think you can try leaving a message at hu:Wikipédia:Járőrök üzenőfala, which seems to be the patrollers' noticeboard. Hopefully this is helpful! Extraordinary Writ (talk) 04:46, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 20 February 2023Edit

Draft:Vineet Kumar ChaudharyEdit

Hii, I have added more than 10 reliable sources in this draft and better defined the artist's work. Is it worth to move mainspace? Let me know if you have any suggestions? Thanks in Advance ✨ Wiki97828 (talk) 15:40, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Wiki97828. It looks like you've successfully submitted the draft for review, so I'd just suggest waiting for a reviewer to take a look. Right now, most drafts are getting reviewed in three months or less, so since you've already been waiting for over a month, you probably won't have to wait for too much longer. (Apologies for the delay: there are thousands of drafts in the queue, so it takes a while for reviewers to get to them all!) As long as you don't have a conflict of interest, you are allowed to move the draft directly to mainspace, but I think waiting for a review is the best idea. Hope this helps! Extraordinary Writ (talk) 22:54, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can I move it to mainspace myself? because I think it's worth moving to mainspace 🙏 Wiki97828 (talk) 03:55, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wiki97828, as long as you don't have a conflict of interest, yes: see Help:How to move a page for instructions, and let me know if you need any help. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 08:09, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
yesterday I moved this draft to page. but someone reviewer said "you can not create this page" and he moved this page again to draftspace without telling any reason. I asked him then he not given any kind of reason/answer.
I request to you, please help in this metter and suggest me how to improve this page.
thanks🙏 Wiki97828 (talk) 01:33, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wiki97828, it looks like another reviewer has now approved your draft. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 08:33, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you sir for urs suggestions nd support.. 🙏 Wiki97828 (talk) 08:44, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hii Sir, An editor has added the tag of Undisclosed paid to this page but it is not true. This page has been created after a thorough study of the information taken from various sources. This is my favorite zone, so it is good to write related to it. I do not believe in any fee for this.. Please help to remove this tag Wiki97828 (talk) 13:35, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wiki97828, I'd suggest asking the user who added the tag, User:Onel5969. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 22:34, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello. I'm sorry, but there are clear indications that you have some relationship with the article's subject. So you need to read WP:COI and WP:COI, figure out which one better applies to you, and follow the instructions there. Onel5969 TT me 22:39, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Onel5969 I want to clear that before coming to mainspace this page has been discussed that it is not directly related to chaudhary. You can see edit history. Wiki97828 (talk) 00:12, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion review for O'Mega RedEdit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of O'Mega Red. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Shaintoth (talk) 22:26, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Julius Raphael Ochai (21:35, 27 February 2023)Edit

Hello dear mentor, am new ro Wikipedia, I have an article I want to publish and copy write, how do I go about it?, thanks --Julius Raphael Ochai (talk) 21:35, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Julius Raphael Ochai, and welcome to Wikipedia! You can read this page for information about how to create an article. It's especially important to make sure that the subject of your article has received attention from reliable sources like newspapers and books, and please note that you generally shouldn't write an article about yourself. Let me know if you have any more questions! Extraordinary Writ (talk) 07:18, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, thank you. Julius Raphael Ochai (talk) 22:35, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk:Sesame Workshop funding sourcesEdit

Thanks for restoring Talk:Sesame Workshop funding sources. I was thinking it would make sense to leave it in this state, since then the GA subpage Talk:Sesame Workshop funding sources/GA1 would have somewhere to live, but I see you converted it to a redirect. I'm really not sure how to resolve this -- I just posted a query to WT:GAN about this page and two similar ones. Would it make more sense to unredirect this, do you think? Or should the old GA be jammed into the article history of the merge target page? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:28, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think you're right, Mike Christie: the GA information wouldn't make any sense on the merge target page since it has its own GA/FA history. I've reverted, although the GA template still needs to be taken care of. Thanks so much for all the work you're doing with these old GAs! (And always remember: if you ever get tired of asking for help, there are a whole bunch of people who would be very happy to see you at WP:RFA...) Extraordinary Writ (talk) 01:51, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I appreciate the compliment...never say never, but I have no current plans to run. I'll add in the GA details to that page tomorrow when I'm less sleepy; thanks for reverting that. And I'll probably take the same approach with the two or three others like this, so I may be back to ask for a couple more undeletes. Thanks! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 02:57, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you also undelete Talk:Tropical Storm Norma (2005)? The GA subpage was Talk:Tropical Storm Norma (2005)/GA1 and the article is now merged to 2005 Pacific hurricane season. I'd like to get that GA re-attached to its talk page. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:30, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, Mike Christie. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 19:39, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:08, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – March 2023Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2023).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news



Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:19, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please move a draft because I can't according to my topic banEdit

If you can please move the page Draft:Laughter in the Dark to Draft:Laughter in the Dark (upcoming film). Bruno Vargas Eñe'ẽ avec moi 15:24, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay, Bruno Rene Vargas, done. I believe you're still allowed to make requests at Wikipedia:Requested moves/Technical requests, so you might want to ask there if you have any other pages that need to be moved. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 19:51, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lettler's articlesEdit

Hi! So, weird situation this one. User:Lettler was originally blocked as a sockpuppet of User:HughD. However, they were later unblocked by ARBCOM as it was determined that they were not a sockpuppet and the ban was incorrectly done in the first place. I'm happy for Lettler there, though sadly it appears this incident is likely to have driven them from the project, as they haven't edited since except to add this to their userpage. Regardless, I've been going through their edit history and looking at what articles of theirs were deleted under G5 and requesting undeletion. For those you were involved in that would be these:

Could you undelete these? Several of them (maybe all of them?) are probably just redirects, but it's hard for me to tell which from my end of things. SilverserenC 21:16, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

These should all be restored now, Silver seren—thanks for letting me know. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 22:26, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! So they were all actual articles, good to have them back. Hopefully Lettler decides to continue editing. SilverserenC 22:30, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nozomu YoshiokaEdit

Please undelete Nozomu Yoshioka. Yesterday, he won the bronze medal at the 2023 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. (talk) 21:48, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 21:52, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion on the wording of 3RREdit

Hi. Can you offer your thoughts regarding the question I asked here? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 00:48, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding undisclosed payment tag on Vineet Kumar Chaudhary pageEdit

Respected Sir, I can't understand why this tag has been put on this page. In fact, before this page came to the mainspace, it has been discussed on the helpdesk that there is no direct relation with Chaudhary. I have prepared this page on the basis of a fan, I have seen his TV show, so I know a lot of information about his life. Please consider removing this tag. thank You Wiki97828 (talk) 08:42, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki97828, this should all be fixed now. I'm sorry you got caught up in all of this: Wikipedia has a lot of problems with undisclosed paid editing, so we have to be very careful when a new article looks a little suspicious. Cheers, Extraordinary Writ (talk) 04:01, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you again. But I was unable to understand how it happened. While I made it by researching. I'll take care of it in the future .. Wiki97828 (talk) 04:43, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 9 March 2023Edit

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Good Humor
Your help work is tolerable, I have seen that you are ready to help everyone, may God accept your legitimate demands. Wiki97828 (talk) 04:48, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 55Edit

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The TFA for Wiley Rutledge was seriously deserved. Back when I did the GA review, I knew it was a matter of time before it got nominated for FA status, but I still had to do a double take when I saw it show up on TFA. TheTechnician27 (Talk page) 03:38, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, TheTechnician27! Hope you're doing well. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 04:03, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
March songs
my story today
Thank you for the article, introduced: Wiley Rutledge "served on the U.S. Supreme Court for only six years, but he still managed to make his mark on history. Known for his stalwart defenses of civil liberties in several landmark cases, he gained a reputation for being not only a staunch liberal but also a genuinely kind and compassionate man." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:21, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Joneskmea on User:Joneskmea (03:10, 19 March 2023)Edit

I’m trying to make a page for my self as a community activist leader --Joneskmea (talk) 03:10, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Joneskmea, and welcome to Wikipedia! Generally it's not a good idea to write an article about yourself: for one thing, most people don't meet our inclusion standards, which require that a person be discussed in detail by multiple trustworthy sources (e.g. newspapers, books, etc.) before we can have an article about them. If you think you meet that standard, you can read this page for information about how exactly to create a new article. If you don't, don't worry—there are plenty of other pages on Wikipedia that could use your help! Let me know if you have any questions. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 03:20, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi there. Could you please revoke talk page access for LW GENERAL ELECTRIC PRIVATE LIMITED? You blocked them for WP:PROMO and WP:CORPNAME, but they've since continued to spam their talk page. Thanks. --Drm310 🍁 (talk) 14:19, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done; thanks. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 15:50, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. Okay, since became part of the WP Library, and we now have to login through that, if I replace "" with just "", that will solve this issue? I hadn't realized that it was a problem, or that the clip link that popped up on had changed its format. But if I do that, it will be available for everyone to view? Oh, and thank you, btw, for making those correcdtions. Onel5969 TT me 01:08, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, I think that's right, Onel5969. (I didn't notice it either until today.) It's kind of a pain that way, though—I'll leave a message for the Wikipedia Library people in case there's anything they can do about it. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 03:01, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. I'll keep an eye on it when I do clip articles, and make the needed change. Onel5969 TT me 09:28, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 20 March 2023Edit