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April editathons at Women in RedEdit

Cullen Old ChurchEdit

Can I ask a favour. I agreed to patrol/review the above. Having done so, and the editor having taking on board some suggestions, it's absolutely fine. But I have apparently marked the article's Talkpage as patrolled, rather than the article itself. I've no idea how I did that, and no more idea how to properly mark up the article as patrolled. Any advice would be much appreciated. KJP1 (talk) 14:05, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Wishlist Implementation ProcessEdit

The information at this discussion might be old news for you but if not, FYI. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 20:27, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

May you join this month's editathons from WiR!Edit

May 2019, Volume 5, Issue 5, Numbers 107, 108, 118, 119, 120, 121

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Growth team updates #7Edit

16:19, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 5Edit

The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

Administrators' newsletter – May 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.


  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.


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{{sources exist}} - add talk page link?Edit

Afternoon :) Whenever I use {{sources exist}}, I find myself wishing that there was an option to include a link to some more specific comments on the talk page. Usually when one uses that template, there will be at least some search results that can be shared; sometimes it's even more specific, e.g. a couple individual sources that contain lots of material. A clear pointer to this info is certainly helpful. To my understanding, providing a link option need not translate into making the link mandatory (at least that how it seems to work in other templates). What do you think? --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 20:19, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Sounds like a solid idea. feel free to add it yourself, otherwise I'll look into it this weekend. Should be easy enough to borrow some code from another template. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 20:55, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Elmidae, ping — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 20:56, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Alright. Not doing it right away - let's see who gets there first :) Cheers --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 21:14, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Status update?Edit

? Atsme Talk 📧 04:27, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Atsme, Hi... this one was part of the wishlist request package, and is actively being worked on. I think they have this developed and will be rolled out soon. See [1] and it's talk page for more info. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 22:54, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
I believe it is already functioning now. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:56, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Barkeep49, Ah... yeah, from the Phab ticket it looks like it was planned to roll out on May 9th. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 22:57, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
On a related note if you're OK with it I'd like to move forward with sending out the next newsletter. Also there seems to be some support for another backlog drive this summer. See more here. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 23:03, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Thx for the update & tech page link!   Atsme Talk 📧 23:12, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Barkeep49, Yeah it looks like it needs a bit of a cleanup, but yeah it could go out. I guess the thing we want to decide is whether we want to run another backlog drive over summer. If so we should put a message in the newsletter saying so, and linking to a discussion on the noticeboard. Then we can start planning how we want this one to run. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 23:31, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Call for submissions for the Community Growth space at Wikimania 2019Edit

Welcome to a special newsletter from the Growth team! This special newsletter is not about Wikimedia Foundation Growth team projects. Instead, it is a call for submissions for the Community Growth space at Wikimania 2019. We think that many people who receive this newsletter may have something valuable to contribute to this space at Wikimania. We haven't translated the newsletter, because Wikimania's language is English.

Please see below for the message from the organizers of the Community Growth space at Wikimania.


Wikimania 2019 is organized into 19 “spaces”, which are all accepting proposals for sessions. This message comes from the team organizing the Community Growth space.

Since you are interested b Growth team projects, and potentially involved in welcoming newcomers initiatives on your wiki, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal to the Community Growth space because of the actions you’ve done around newcomers on wikis. The deadline for submission is June 1. See below for Community Growth submission topics and session formats. Topics and sessions have to be in English.

In the Community Growth space, we will come together for discussions, presentations, and workshops that address these questions:

  • What is and is not working around attracting and retaining newcomers?
  • How should Wikimedia activities evolve to help communities grow and flourish?
  • How should our technology and culture evolve to help new populations to come online, participate and become community members?

Recommended topics: please see this link for the list for the list of recommended topics. If you do not plan to submit a proposal, you can also suggest additional topics here. If your topic does not fit into our space, remember that there are 18 other spaces that could welcome you sharing your knowledge and perspective.

Types of session. We prefer sessions that are participatory, interactive, promote conversations, and give a voice to parts of our movement that are heard less often. Please see this link for the list of recommended session formats.

Poster submissions. Posters are also a good way to introduce a topic, or show some results of an action. Please consider submitting one!

More information about the Community Growth space, topics, and submission formats is available on the proposal page.

Please submit your proposal. The reviews will happen at the beginning of June.

If you have questions about Wikimania in general, please ask them on the Wikimania wiki.

On behalf of the Community Growth leadership team, Trizek (WMF), 11:44, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Insertcleverphrasehere,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

Discussions of interest

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