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TFL notificationEdit

Hi, Damien. I'm just posting to let you know that List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for November 19. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 21:24, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 November newsletterEdit

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is   Courcelles (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 147 GAs, 111 GARs, 9 DYKs, 4 FLs and 1 ITN. Our finalists were as follows:

  1.   Courcelles (submissions)
  2.   Kosack (submissions)
  3.   Kees08 (submissions)
  4.   SounderBruce (submissions)
  5.   Cas Liber (submissions)
  6.   Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7.   Iazyges (submissions)
  8.   Ceranthor (submissions)


All those who reached the final win awards, and awards will also be going to the following participants:

Awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved much this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2019 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email) and Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email).

This Month in GLAM: October 2018Edit





Headlines
  • Belgium report: Erbstuecke edit-a-thon; Women in Tech edit-a-thon; Wiki Club Brussels; Wikidata workshop + party
  • Brazil report: "There is no reason not to participate in a GLAM-Wiki initiative": an interview with the director of the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy
  • Estonia report: Estonian art and geoscience collections finding their way to Commons
  • Finland report: (RE)Photographic autumn
  • France report: GLAMWiki 2018 Tel Aviv; City of Grenoble
  • Germany report: GLAMorous Conferences
  • Netherlands report: ‘More Gelders Heritage available via Wikimedia’ by Erfgoed Gelderland; Writing week Friesland; Wiki Techstorm
  • Norway report: Wiki Loves Monuments and wikinobel
  • Poland report: Heirlooms - locally and internationally
  • Serbia report: The growing GLAM
  • Sweden report: Roundtripping Project, Books Import and Wikidata Imported to SOCH
  • Switzerland report: Built heritage conservation on Commons; les sans pagEs at a Modern art museum
  • UK report: Wikidata in Oxford
  • USA report: Wikiconference North America Culture Crawl
  • WMF GLAM report: Documentation survey, Structured Data on Commons consultations, blog posts and conferences
  • Calendar: November's GLAM events
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It's Sheva, not AlomarEdit

Unlike Wesker (who is "Wesker" and not "Albert"), it's Chris and Sheva (like the same with Claire, Ada, Rebecca, Barry, etc.). The word 'Alomar" is spoken only once or twice in the game ("Sheva" all the time - literally non-stop), designers talk about "Sheva", reviewers talk about "Sheva", and so forth, it's just Sheva for everyone and always expect maybe the oputsider 'racism/sexism researchers'. Just compare, for example: https://www.google.pl/search?biw=1920&bih=938&tbm=nws&ei=nL7mW4jAIMSTsAeHi6CwCw&q="Chris+and+Sheva" vs https://www.google.pl/search?biw=1920&bih=938&tbm=nws&ei=rL7mW6vyJM_1kwWtpZuIAg&q="redfield+and+alomar" (links are broken here so you need to copy and paste them, over 100 times more popular on Google News). --SNAAAAKE!! (talk) 11:20, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

@SNAAAAKE!!: I understand the term Sheva is used much more frequently than Alomar, but that doesn't change the fact the Alomar is her last name. As per MOS:SURNAME, that's how we format names on Wikipedia. It's exactly the same for film plots. I was told to change all the instances of 'Chris and Sheva' to 'Redfield and Alomar' before Resident Evil 5 could become a good article. I'm 100% they would have brought up the issue of last names at the FAC if they hadn't already been formatted properly. Damien Linnane (talk) 11:29, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Someone who told you so must have been clueless. Her surname is just a trivia, practically no one uses "Alomar" and "Redfield" instead of Chris and Sheva. That's including the character's creators (which is important), and the game characters when talking to each other (and literally all the fans, but I'm not even talking about that). As I said, this article could be as well named just "Sheva (Resident Evil)" (the exact phrase which returns just 2 Google News hits, but opposed to 0 for "Alomar (Resident Evil)" because literally no one uses it, again maybe the the clueless so-called 'researchers', one of which would repeatedly write "Westker" instead of Wesker when accusing RE5 of imaginary racism becuase they have no idea about anything - and yet Sheva's article cites this complete nonsense for some reason - and btw, even this bullshit paper refers to Sheva as just "Sheva"). The article as for now is awkward and even misleading (especially since there's another RE "Redfield" - Claire, who is sometimes compred to Sheva and the others). Oh, and btw - I've created and written this article (Sheva's) in first place. SNAAAAKE!! (talk) 11:49, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

@SNAAAAKE!!: Ok, I'm going to keep replying here only and am going to un-watch your talk page as having you reply to both is extremely frustrating.
So, as I said, Sophitia isn't a good article (whereas Sheva Alomar is, and RE5 is featured) so I think using that article is a very poor comparison.
I fail to see how the racism accusations are nonsense since multiple high-quality sources comment on them. The accusations exists, therefore the article should mention them, regardless of whether you or I agree with them.
The fact that you created the article means nothing. Please read WP:OWN.
We're going to have to agree to disagree regarding the surnames for reasons we've already stated. Do you or do you not want to raise the issue at Project Video Games and accept whatever consensus is reached there? I always accept consensus; I'm not going to allow you to go against what multiple GA reviewers and FAC reviewers have advised me to do at multiple video game articles without consensus from the project. Damien Linnane (talk) 12:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

The reviewers were simply wrong. It happens, people being clueless about things. The surname of Sheva is even (and much) less important than, for example, the surname the horror monster Jason (nominally "Jason Voorhees", and there is actually some importance to it due to his mother, but it's just Jason, including in his FA Jason Voorhees where "Jason" goes over 400 times and "Voorhees" less than 40). Now go and revert all the standalone Alomars (and Redfields) there, in RE5, and elsewhere. SNAAAAKE!! (talk) 12:03, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

And as for this just aggressively stupid so-called paper (the one with "Westker"): [1] It's like if the previous RE games were to be accused of "racism" by their also Japanese creators for the also stereotypically (and unintentionally silly, but the awkward campyness is what people love in RE) portrayed Americans and America where the "homogeneous" Raccoon City area "stands for the whole of America" because nothing else was shown, and in fact also the Spaniards and Spain (in RE4), and how the white zombies are "mindless, aggressive and bloodthirsty" and it's also a bad stereotype. Perhaps the most bafflingly absurd part is accusing Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness of these bad "stereotypes" too, where it's now a complete parody of modern ant-racism and "anti-colonial" activism (as opposed to Condrad's actual activism from the actual colonial era). Just race-baiting complete nonsense, if this is what goes as "high-quality source" it's just sad but also quite predictable (but sad nevertheless). SNAAAAKE!! (talk) 12:27, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Your opinions on the source are irrelevant, as are my own. Criticism has been made from several sources that meet the standards set at WP:RS, therefore coverage of the criticism should appear in the article; you can't remove things on Wikipedia just because you disagree with them.
I've raised the issue of surnames at Project Video Games so a consensus can be reached. On Wikipedia we use consensus, we don't just sit back and let you bark orders at us, so I'm not going to "go and revert" all the changes before a consensus is reached. Damien Linnane (talk) 12:38, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
See, that wasn't very difficult was it? I have learnt something new from this experience, that despite what multiple people have told me we don't actually have to adhere to MOS:SURNAME in video games. Yes you already told me that but one opinion is not consensus; if I took one opinion as more important than all others I could have stuck with what my reviewers said and just ignored you. This is why consensus is important. Hopefully you can learn something from this too. As the other reviewer pointed out, just because someone has a different opinion from you does not mean that person needs to be insulted, and that just because you think something is obvious does not mean that is the case. I'll make the appropriate changes back at Sheva Alomar since I reverted your edits, but if you want it done anywhere else you'll have to do it yourself; I'm not going around all of Wikipedia reformatting things the way you like them. Have a nice day. Damien Linnane (talk) 22:58, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

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Gary Jeshel ForresterEdit

Damien - Thanks very much for your recent correction to the Gary Jeshel Forrester article (removing the word "successful" as an adjective before "suicide." You were/are absolutely correct, and it was a very important change. Much appreciated. Jeshel Forrester — Preceding unsigned comment added by 103.8.142.180 (talk) 18:33, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

You're very welcome. Someone actually made that change to an article I had written and I realised they were right, so I went through and tried to correct it everywhere else I could find it. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 22:57, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

A Barnstar For YouEdit

  The Feather Barnstar
The work done by you on numerous articles and promoting them to GAs and FAs is stupendous, so this barnstar that you deserve is a signature of your commendable work!   Adityavagarwal (talk) 20:10, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks so much! :) Damien Linnane (talk) 07:30, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

ARIA peaks outside the top 100Edit

Hi, I just read your recent comment on this page, and was curious to know which singles you mention peaked at #103 and #168 on the ARIA charts, as I have an interest in low/beyond the top 100 chart positions.Nqr9 (talk) 02:25, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Nqr9. The No. 103 song was "Everything You Do" by M2M (band); No. 168 was "Do You Feel Me" by Aleesha Rome. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 04:32, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that.Nqr9 (talk) 11:48, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: November 2018Edit





Headlines
  • Albania report: Wiki Photo Walk Albania 2018; Wiki Loves Monuments Albania
  • Armenia report: Singing Wikipedia; Photographs by Vahan Kochar
  • Brazil report: Diverse milestones for the Brazilian community
  • Denmark report: Intercontinental digitisation efforts
  • Estonia report: Making contacts both internationally and in Estonia
  • Finland report: Art and edit-a-thons
  • France report: Bibliothèque publique d’information; 3D museum collections on Wikimedia Commons
  • Indonesia report: Conserving and digitizing texts in West Sumatra
  • Macedonia report: Wiki Training at National and University Library "St. Clement of Ohrid"
  • New Zealand report: Equity, Wikidata, and the New York Times
  • Norway report: Collaboration with The National Archives of Norway
  • Philippines report: Wiki Loves Art
  • Poland report: Archival image uploads, student collaborations and international projects
  • Serbia report: Photo finish of the WIR's
  • Sweden report: The Swedish Performing Arts Agency; Library data starts to take shape; Learning Wikipedia at the Archives; Wikimedia Commons Data Roundtripping
  • UK report: Sum of All Astrolabes
  • USA report: Wikidata Workshop at Pratt School of Information; Wikidata Presentation for the New York Technical Services Librarians; Wikipedia Asian Month; Cleveland Park Wikipedia Edit-a-thon; Historic Ivy Hill Cemetery Workshop
  • Wikipedia Library report: Books & Bytes–Issue 31, October–November 2018
  • WMF GLAM report: Welcoming Satdeep Gill; Structured Data on Commons; WikiCite
  • Calendar: December's GLAM events
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Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:08, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you today for Dark Angel (TV series), "about the short-lived cyberpunk TV series that launched Jessica Alba's career"! - We give thanks, we give thanks ;) --|

... and today for Resident Evil 5, "about the best selling video game in the Resident Evil series"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:57, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda Arendt. Today's will be my last one for a while but it's nice to have two up there in the same week. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 08:50, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, great, the two in a row. I have a PR open, did you know? I like input from people not too familiar with a subject. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:56, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you today for Death of Ms Dhu, "about a sad chapter in the Australian government's treatment of Aboriginal women"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:21, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
My pleasure. It was a sobering article to write, but a very important one. Damien Linnane (talk) 05:27, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Emily LloydEdit

The article Emily Lloyd you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Emily Lloyd for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Aoba47 -- Aoba47 (talk) 05:02, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Michelle LeslieEdit

The article Michelle Leslie you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Michelle Leslie for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Aoba47 -- Aoba47 (talk) 05:02, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations on bringing this one up to GA. I see you have put a great deal of effort into it. Hope you will be working on other biographies of interesting women. Well done!--Ipigott (talk) 10:57, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup!Edit

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup, the competition begins today. If you have already joined, your submission page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and we will set up your submissions page. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2019, and which you have nominated this year, is eligible for points in the competition, the judges will be checking! Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: December 2018Edit





Headlines
  • Armenia report: Cooperation with Yerevan Drama Theatre Named After Hrachia Ghaplanian; Singing Wikipedia (continuation); Photographs by Vahan Kochar (continuation)
  • Australia report: 2019 Australia's Year of the Public Domain
  • Belgium report: Writing weeks German-speaking Community; End of year drink; Wiki Loves Heritage photo contest
  • Brazil report: Google Art and GLAM initiatives in Brazil
  • India report: Collaboration with RJVD Municipal Public Library
  • Italy report: Challenges and alliances with libraries, WLM and more
  • Macedonia report: Exhibition:"Poland through photographs" & Wikipedia lectures with children in social risk
  • Malaysia report: Technology Talk and Update on Wikipedia @ National Library of Malaysia
  • Portugal report: Glam Days '18 at the National Library of Portugal
  • Sweden report: Hats 🎩🧢👒🎓
  • UK report: Oxford
  • USA report: Holiday gatherings and visit to Internet Archive
  • Wikidata report: Wikidata reports
  • WMF GLAM report: Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons: pilot projects and multilingual captions
  • Calendar: January's GLAM events
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Help with FACEdit

  • Hello again! I was wondering if you could help me with my current FAC? I understand if you do not have time or are not interested though; just wanted to ask. Have a great weekend! Aoba47 (talk) 19:38, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I've left some comments. Happy to help. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 13:25, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Australian triple crownEdit

 
WikiProject Australia triple crown
G'day mate. 'Ere's yer triple crown. Sorry it's late, but yer get a free wombat. Enjoy.
Gog the Mild (talk) 23:09, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Haha thanks, that made me smile. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 09:31, 21 January 2019 (UTC)


Million AwardsEdit

  The Million Award
For your contributions to bring List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events (estimated annual readership: 1,015,042) to Featured List status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Adityavagarwal (talk) 13:49, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  The Three-Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring The Fifth Element (estimated annual readership: 753,385) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Three-Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Adityavagarwal (talk) 13:49, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring List of deaths from drug overdose and intoxication (estimated annual readership: 365,431) to Featured List status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Adityavagarwal (talk) 13:49, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Resident Evil: Apocalypse (estimated annual readership: 281,952) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Adityavagarwal (talk) 13:49, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Resident Evil 5 (estimated annual readership: 250,191) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Adityavagarwal (talk) 13:49, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Your contributions to these significant articles have made Wikipedia better and more comprehensive!   Adityavagarwal (talk) 14:12, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Triple crownsEdit

Hi Damien. Many thanks for awarding me the two triple crowns. Appreciated. Is the triple crown now moribund? Is it a good idea whose time is past? If it does serve a purpose, I wouldn’t be adverse to putting in some work on a regular basis to keep it afloat and/or revitalise it. Thoughts? Gog the Mild (talk) 17:21, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Gog the Mild. The Triple Crown award has not been particularly active for many years now. It's certaintly declined from what it once was. In December 2014 I nominated myself for the Triple Crown, being the tenth person in line waiting for the award to be processed. In April the following year I checked back and not only had not a single one of the nominations been processed, the were an additional five people who had joined the queue. At that point I decided to take it upon myself to 'adopt' the award. Since 2015 I've processed at least 55 nominations; a handful of others including yourself have processed nominations during this time as well. The award is clearly not overly active, but I don't see any point of retiring it. I seem to be awarding Triple Crowns out at a rate of one a month or so and I'm happy to keep doing this. I'm open to revitalising and promoting it as well though. Last year someone posted a reminder to WikiProject Video games that the video game triple crown existed, which resulted in a couple more nominations for that. Reminders going out elsewhere would generate some more interest as well. Your message here has also prompted me to retire some of the older Triple Crowns, something I'd completely forgotten about; there was a consensus on the talk page that a couple of the awards should no longer be given out but I forgot to actually do anything about it till now. Happy to hear any ideas you might have about it. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 02:33, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Wow. Congratulations on all of the Million Awards. Impressive.
OK. Can you consider me signed up to keeping an eye on nominations and generally making irritating suggestions. Of which the first installment below.
  • Any reason why the images are always on the right? It seems more aesthetically pleasing to me to centre them, as I just have with yours. (Feel free to move it back.)
  • If we put {{-}} after the award it stops subsequent posts or comments from "creeping" up their sides. Note that your comment no longer does on your Triple Crown, but that posts do on your Precious, a few posts above.
  • The award could perhaps do with a bit of a relaunch, maybe with a fresh look[?] Would you have an issue with Triple Crowns being in a similar format to barnstars? An auto-sizing banner across the screen with the image on the left - or perhaps on the right for tradition and "brand-differentiation?
I have some other thoughts, but those three will do for now.
Gog the Mild (talk) 17:08, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi Gog the Mild. I'm happy with all those suggestions. There's no reason why the awards are aligned to the right. I'd say the only reason for that is they were copied and pasted from being aligned to the right at the awards page. I didn't know about the {{-}} code; I would have used it myself if I had of. Maybe we could add a place we could copy and past awards from that already has that code built into it, so other people copying it in the future will use it as well. I have no issues with reformatting the awards; I have no particular image editing/code formatting skills myself though. Were you thinking of doing this yourself?
Thanks for taking an interest in the awards. It's nice to not be solely responsible for it anymore haha. :) Damien Linnane (talk)

Dark Angel (2000 TV series) scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that Dark Angel (2000 TV series) has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 28 February 2019. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 28, 2019. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 20:22, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Emily LloydEdit

 On 27 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Emily Lloyd, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at age 17, the English actress Emily Lloyd reportedly beat over 5,000 others, including Jodie Foster, for the lead role in the 1989 film Cookie? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Emily Lloyd. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Emily Lloyd), 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, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Frank DuxEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Frank Dux you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adityavagarwal -- Adityavagarwal (talk) 05:00, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Michelle LeslieEdit

 On 29 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Michelle Leslie, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that catwalk model Michelle Leslie claimed police in Bali, Indonesia, planted two ecstasy tablets in her handbag and then asked for a US$25,000 bribe to avoid conviction? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Michelle Leslie. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Michelle Leslie), 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) 00:01, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Michelle LeslieEdit

Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Potential help with FACEdit

Hello again. Apologies for asking for help again so soon, but I was curious if you could provide any comments on my current FAC since you were the reviewer for its GAN? Either way, have a great week! Aoba47 (talk) 23:43, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Happy to help. I'll leave some comments soon. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 07:32, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Resident Evil 5Edit

Are you sure? Why isn't PC listed then in this list like in Resident Evil 7? (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vodkasosa (talkcontribs)

@Vodkasosa: I'm not sure why RE7 is listed differently like that. The other question you have to ask yourself though is why would Capcom list steam sales for RE7 and not for the earlier games? That wouldn't make sense either. Why would they go out of their way to sell themselves short of a million sales? Every reliable source I've found does not add the Steam sales in addition to what is listed on the Capcom website (Example, see here [2], this source just gives the official Capcom figure) so I'm inclined to think Capcom has the right figures. I was told Steam sales were included in PC sales here, and based on what I stated above I believe this is accurate. Damien Linnane (talk) 23:46, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Frank DuxEdit

The article Frank Dux you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Frank Dux for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adityavagarwal -- Adityavagarwal (talk) 20:21, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: January 2019Edit





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Thank You!Edit

Hey, thank you very much for considering me worthy enough of the award! I am really grateful and you are really amazing!   Your nominate message was really wonderful! I would continue to do my best to contribute to Wikipedia. Adityavagarwal (talk) 09:06, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

You're very welcome. Keep up the good work. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 10:31, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   L293D, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with ten good articles on submarines for a total of 357 points.
  •   Adam Cuerden, a WikiCup veteran, came next with 274 points, mostly from eight featured pictures, restorations of artwork.
  •   MPJ-DK, a wrestling enthusiast, was in third place with 263 points, garnered from a featured list, five good articles, two DYKs and four GARs.
  •   Usernameunique came next at 243, with a featured article and a good article, both on ancient helmets.
  •   Squeamish Ossifrage was in joint fifth place with 224 points, mostly garnered from bringing the 1937 Fox vault fire to featured article status.
  •   Ed! was also on 224, with an amazing number of good article reviews (56 actually).

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk).

This Month in GLAM: February 2019Edit





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DYK for Frank DuxEdit

 On 12 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Frank Dux, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that major general John K. Singlaub said that Frank Dux's book The Secret Man, which states Dux was recruited in a urinal to work for the CIA, was "an insult" to the reader's intelligence? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Frank Dux. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Frank Dux), 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, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Murder of Leigh Leigh promoted to FA in FrenchEdit

Hi! Following your request on the reward board, I've translated Murder of Leigh Leigh to French and it has now been promoted to a Featured Article: Affaire Leigh Leigh. Thought you'd want to know! Exilexi (talk) 18:09, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

@Exilexi: Thanks so much for your hard work I really appreciate it! This was a very nice surprise. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 01:00, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Library science symbolEdit

in Portuguese

Paz e bem!
1 O desenho está conforme definição adotada pela Conselho Federal de Biblioteconomia (Brasil)
2 Não fui eu que coloquei este desenho na página CRAAP test.
Eugenio Hansen, OFS (talk) 11:40, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your response, which I have now read courtesy of machine translation. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 11:59, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: March 2019Edit





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  • 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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the post modern doge memeEdit

How the hell is that a copywrite violation. If it was a violation, the original, which is still up on the page, would also be a violation and would have to be taken down. makes no sense — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sebbatt (talkcontribs) 14:47, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

It's very simple, but it doesn't make sense to you because you don't understand fair use rationale. Please read Wikipedia:Non-free content. The short story is it is justifiable to have one copyrighted image under fair use guidelines, but not two. We already have one copyrighted image, so we're not allowed to have a second one. Damien Linnane (talk) 14:55, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
Ah that makes sense, thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sebbatt (talkcontribs) 11:55, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  •   Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  •   Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  •   Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  •   Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by   Barkeep49 with six GAs,   Ceranthor,   Lee Vilenski, and   Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and   MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: April 2019Edit





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Reward?Edit

Hi. I was wondering if your offer for translating one of the featured articles is still going? Can I get the reward if I translate the article but don't nominate it or it's an unsuccessful nomination? I am planning on working with Tank Girl (film). Thinker78 (talk) 22:41, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Thinker78! Yes the reward is most definitely still available. And yes, there's two separate rewards, one for translating and a second one for successful nomination, so if you don't nominate it (or if the nomination is unsuccessful) you still get one barnstar (or article review if you prefer), though I'd very much appreciate it if you did nominate it. Out of curiosity, what language are you planning on translating it into? :) Damien Linnane (talk) 07:36, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Damien Linnane I would be translating it to Spanish, where there is a stub on it already which I would replace with your content.Thinker78 (talk) 18:44, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Sounds great. Looking forward to seeing the finished result. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 01:11, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Editor of the WeekEdit

  Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Adityavagarwal submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I am exceedingly excited to nominate Damien Linnane to be Editor of the Week. Having an enormous number of over 52,000 edits that constitutes of an extraordinary 80% or 39,200 edits in the mainspace, he is one of the best and most prolific editors on Wikipedia. He has an astronomical number of 38 good articles (such as Emily Lloyd, Jill Valentine, Max Guevara, and Michelle Leslie), a commendable number of 13 Featured articles (such as Isabelle Eberhardt, R. V. C. Bodley, Dark Angel (2000 TV series), and Blackrock (film)), a praiseworthy number of 3 Featured lists, and an overwhelming number of 130 Good Article Reviews. Furthermore, he has also uploaded a staggering number of 54 images and has created an unfathomable number of 66 Did You Knows for the main page of Wikipedia. In essence, Damien Linnane has contributed to all facets of content creation. For his industriousness and diligence, he has received an impressive Million Award (List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events), 1 Three-Quarter Million Award (The Fifth Element), and 3 Quarter Million Awards (List of deaths from drug overdose and intoxication, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil 5). Additionally, Damien Linnane has received an innumerable number of prestigious awards such as the 50 DYK Expansion Medal, the Standard Triple Crown, the Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown, the WikiProject Video games Triple Crown, the Alexander the Great Edition Triple Laurel Crown, the WikiProject Australia triple crown, and the Awesome Wikipedian Award. For more reasons than the aforementioned, I strongly advocate that Damien Linnane be declared the Editor of the Week.
User:Gog the Mild added this Support: For all of the reasons mentioned by the nominator, and for their single-handedly keeping the Triple Crown Awards going. The kind of ongoing, high-input commitment that helps Wikipedia to run smoothly and should be recognised more often.

You can copy the following text to your user page to display a user box proclaiming your selection as Editor of the Week:

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Damien Linnane
 
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning May 19,2019
Over 52,000 edits with 80% in mainspace. 38 Good articles, 13 Featured articles, 3 Featured lists, and 130 Good Article Reviews. Has uploaded 54 images and created 66 DYK's. Contributor to all facets of content creation. Received a Million Award, 1 Three-Quarter Million Award and 3 Quarter Million Awards. Other prestigious awards include: 50 DYK Expansion Medal, the Standard Triple Crown, the Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown, the WikiProject Video games Triple Crown, the Alexander the Great Edition Triple Laurel Crown, the WikiProject Australia triple crown, and the Awesome Wikipedian Award.
Recognized for
prolific production
Notable work(s)
Isabelle Eberhardt, R. V. C. Bodley, Dark Angel (2000 TV series), and Blackrock (film))
Submit a nomination

Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  14:14, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks so much, this really made my day. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 00:12, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
I can think of no user more deserving of this honour than you, dear Freikorp. Congratulations. ;) Homeostasis07 (talk) 01:03, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks mate. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 01:54, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: May 2019Edit





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List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events.Edit

So what's your reason why it should be removed? MeMike123 (talk) 11:08, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

I've replied on your talk page. Damien Linnane (talk) 11:18, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Sorry 1 more question. Do you mean 2015 or 2050? MeMike123 (talk) 11:28, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

That was a typo, I meant to say 2050. Damien Linnane (talk) 14:13, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't know that. I only a member since yesterday. So I'm still learning. MeMike123 (talk) 14:21, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Death of Ms DhuEdit

Hi Freikorp Damien ... this one is listed at WP:TFAP for August. I can write a blurb if you like. - Dank (push to talk) 20:46, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Dank! It's nice to hear from you. I've been checking over at WP:TFAR ever few days to see when nominations for August would open up; thanks for indirectly letting me know they have. I actually already have a pre-written blurb ready to go. I'll nominate it but if you could copy-edit or re-write anything you see fit that would be appreciated. I'm good at researching but most things I write need a good copy-edit anyway haha. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 01:15, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Hope you're doing well. I'm sure your blurb will be fine! From the lead, it sounds like this case will set an important precedent ... good to have meaty issues on the Main Page. - Dank (push to talk) 02:39, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

A commentEdit

Be careful of overly polling people for support of an issue like a topic ban, as you could give the impression of canvassing. -- ferret (talk) 15:15, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice ferret. I think it'll be OK as I only asked for comments from people who already expressed interest in seeing him topic banned, and you were the only person I queried as you commented at the thread but seemed to be neutral. I won't be cold-calling anyone about the matter. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 15:19, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
A more general comment, a TBAN for video games may be unwarranted. His work on games directly tends to be fine for the most part. A more narrow TBAN on two other topics may be a useful step: 1) From character articles, broadly construed, and 2) From gender related articles, broadly construed. -- ferret (talk) 15:25, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Comments re SNAAAAKE!Edit

I am not fundamentally bothered about a topic ban or otherwise, but the incivil behaviour does need to be reviewed. Particularly his battleground tactics when it comes to discussions which makes anyone who isn't him at fault for the article and an opponent. Particularly his attempts to re-frame other people's arguments as ideological, and or misrepresent their innocent statements as inherently corrupt or somehow obtuse. I am not sure he is a native English speaker, so although his language is good, his nuance is often off kilter - so I give a lot more credit for that than perhaps I should. Unfortunately his habit of retroactively editing his comments out of order makes it difficult to identify any single diff with the highlighted behaviour ( much easier to just read the threads in question), and his failure to indent his replies makes for difficult following on threads of discussion, combined with his wall of text approach to replies makes it difficult to tackle each issue raised within any single coherent follow of response and replies. With a new user this would be understandable, but with a user with this level of experience to fail to do the bare minimum of common courtesy is disruptive at best, and wilfully disruptive otherwise. Happy to discuss, but beyond saying "just look at this shit" I am not sure what specifically should be said. Koncorde (talk) 15:23, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

@Koncorde: Thanks for your input, it was helpful. The topic ban request is now live. See here. Damien Linnane (talk) 16:06, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2019 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round needed to score at least 68 points, which is substantially lower than last year's 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with 500 points derived mainly from a featured article and two GAs on natural history topics
  •   Adam Cuerden, with 480 points, a tally built on 16 featured pictures, the result of meticulous restoration work
  •   SounderBruce, a finalist in the last two years, with 306 points from a variety of submissions, mostly related to sport or the State of Washington
  •   Usernameunique, with 305 points derived from a featured article and two GAs on archaeology and related topics

Contestants managed 4 (5) featured articles, 4 featured lists, 18 featured pictures, 29 good articles, 50 DYK entries, 9 ITN entries, and 39 good article reviews. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them, and it is imperative to claim them in the correct round; one FA claim had to be rejected because it was incorrectly submitted (claimed in Round 3 when it qualified for Round 2), so be warned! When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: June 2019Edit





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Death of Ms Dhu scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that Death of Ms Dhu has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 4 August 2019. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 4, 2019. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 17:37, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello Damien. Congratulations on a fantastic article. Gderrin (talk) 01:12, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks so much.:) Damien Linnane (talk) 05:28, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for FAC helpEdit

Hello again. Apologies for the random message, but I was wondering if you could help with my current FAC? I understand if you do not have the time or interest, but I thought that I might as well ask as I greatly appreciated your feedback for my previous FACs. Sorry for always asking for your help, and I hope that I am not too much of a pain ><. Either way, have a great rest of your day! Aoba47 (talk) 19:34, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Aoba47. I've been a bit flat out with uni work but I'm happy to take a look at this today. :) Damien Linnane (talk) 07:38, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you, and good luck with your uni work! Aoba47 (talk) 12:34, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: July 2019Edit





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DYK for Bobby BosticEdit

 On 21 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bobby Bostic, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sentence of 241 years given to Bobby Bostic was the longest term of imprisonment ever handed down in Missouri to a juvenile for non-homicide offenses? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bobby Bostic. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bobby Bostic), 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, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

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