"When JFG is right, JFG is right."

XavierItzm, 15 August 2018, [1]

Accolade

"Wikipedia's preeminent non-admin"

Amakuru, 1 August 2019, [2]

Psychic powers

"Have you been reading my mind?"

MelanieN, 17 August 2018, [3]

Nickname

"JFG can now be SATAN Jr."

MONGO, 5 August 2019, [4]

Psychic powers redux

"It's like you read my mind, JFG."

Cosmic Sans, 13 August 2019, [5]

Block log

"a few seconds"

The Anome, 19 December 2018, [6]

Bring it on

"You've escaped justice for now,
but you can't escape it forever."

Factchecker_atyourservice,
20 April 2017, [7]

Thank you for your work in Project SpaceflightEdit

  The SPFLT Achievement Patch
Belated, but here's for all you've done for the project since 2004! Neopeius (talk) 02:05, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
Many thanks, much appreciated! Happy to help document the new space age as it unfolds! — JFG talk 16:01, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Have you any interest in the early days of the Space Race? Sputnik, Mariner, Gemini, and all that? We have a working group that is busily filling in the gaps. We even have our own Discord chat going. --Neopeius (talk) 23:10, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm interested, although I lack time to edit and research these days. Happy to keep abreast of progress, and I may dive in occasionally. — JFG talk 12:50, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

"Wikipedia:POVFIGHTER" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Wikipedia:POVFIGHTER. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 February 23#Wikipedia:POVFIGHTER until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Crossroads -talk- 05:15, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Mrs Calment and Mrs CalmentEdit

Hi JFG,

I have seen your important activity on Jeanne Calment's article and talk page (now archives 1-4). You did a very good job in enhancing the quality of the debate and article, but for some reason your effort waned after January 2020, which gave the opportunity for some POV-pusher to get his edit lasting one whole year. He removed key references. I tried to bring them back, but so is he (back). I am defending myself in the talk page but I will need support. The "conspiracy" bots don't seem to care about rational arguments.

Kahlores (talk) 05:30, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. My editing activity is only occasional now. I have taken a brief look at the ongoing discussion and the current state of the article, and I have no time to contribute productively there. All I can say is that the disputed section currently looks too long. I see that some people are drafting a separate article about the controversy, which may be warranted. Whatever the outcome of that effort, I would prefer keeping things short on the main page, either by cutting tit-for-tat events as the controversy unfolded, or by writing a summary after such a page is forked out. I may help with that after the dust settles. — JFG talk 15:59, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

The Downlink – April 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 March 2021 — 31 March 2021

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The Downlink – May 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 April 2021 — 30 April 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 7
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
Article of the month.

Michael Collins was an American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was selected as part of NASA's third group of 14 astronauts in 1963 and flew in space twice.

Image of the month.

The unofficial flag of earth day which is made of the "Blue Marble" image taken onboard of the Apollo 17 spacecraft with a blue background.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 112.
Total number of members: 325.


April Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L23 (7th at 16:34:18)   Success
  2.   Long March 4B – Shiyan 6-02 (8th at 23:01)   Success
  3.     Soyuz-2.1aMS-18 (9th at 07:42:40)   Success
  4.     Falcon 9 – Crew-2 (23rd at 22:14:08)   Success
  5.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 6 (25th at 22:14:08)   Success
  6.   Delta IV Heavy – NROL-82 (26th at 20:47)   Success
  7.   Long March 6 – Qilu 1 & Qilu 4 (27th at 03:20)   Success
  8.   Vega – Pléiades Neo 3 (29th at 01:50:00)   Success
  9.   Long March 6 – Tianhe 1 (29th at 03:23:15)   Success
  10.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L24 (29rd at 03:44)   Success
  11.   Long March 6 – Yaogan 34 (27th at 03:20)   Success

May Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


  • Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L25
  • GSLV Mk.2 – GISAT 1
  • Long March 7 – Tianzhou 2
  • Atlas 5 – SBIRS GEO Flight 5
  • Soyuz – OneWeb 7
Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 30 April 2021.

Monthly Changes

Since March, 39 new pages have been added to Spaceflight. There is 1 less GA-class, with 3 more files, 4 more B-class, 6 more C-class, 7 more start-class and 5 new stub-class articles.

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The Downlink – June 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 May 2021 — 31 May 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 8
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
  • The Crew of SpaceX Crew-1 had a successful splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on 2nd May at 06:56:33 UTC. After they launched in November 2020 and had spent 167 days in space.
  • A LongMarch 5B rocket had an uncontrolled re-entery into the atmosphere on 4th May. With any debris being reported to have landed in the Indian Ocean.
  • One of Rocket Labs Electron rockets expierienced a launch malfunction 2:30 into launch causing the mission to result in failure.
  • Images have been released after the landing of Zhurong rover on Mars on 14th May.

Featured Content


Article of the month.

Creola Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. The space agency noted her "historical role as one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist".

Image of the month.

Astronaut Clayton Anderson wis shown as a water bubble floats in the middeck of space shuttle Discovery during the STS-131 mission.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 116. Total number of members: 329.

May Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L25 (4th at 19:01:07)   Success
  2.   Long March 2C – Yaogan 30-08 (6th at 18:11)   Success
  3.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L27 (9th at 06:42)   Success
  4.   Electron – "Running Out of Toes" (15th at 11:11)   Failure
  5.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L26 (15th at 22:56)   Success
  6.   Atlas 5SBIRS-GEO 5 (18th at 17:37)   Success
  7.   Long March 4BHaiyang 2D (19th at 04:03)   Success
  8.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L28 (26th at 18:59)   Success
  9.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 7 (28th at 17:38:39)   Success
  10.   Long March 7Tianzhou 2 (29th at 12:55:29)   Success

June Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 May 2021.

Monthly Changes

Since April, 45 pages have been added to Spaceflight. 1 article reached FA-Class and 1 image reached FM-Class. There is 1 more GA class article, with 2 more B-class, 8 more C-class, 1 less start-class and 5 new stub-class articles.

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Category:Spacecraft launched by Saturn rockets has been nominated for deletionEdit

 

Category:Spacecraft launched by Saturn rockets has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. fgnievinski (talk) 19:15, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

Category:Spacecraft launched by Electron rockets has been nominated for deletionEdit

 

Category:Spacecraft launched by Electron rockets has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. fgnievinski (talk) 19:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:45, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for your continued kindness and spirit, Gerda Arendt <3 — JFG talk 12:46, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

The Downlink – July 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 June 2021 — 30 June 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 9
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
Featured Content!
Article of the month.

Lisa Marie Nowak is an American aeronautical engineer, and former NASA astronaut and United States Navy captain. Nowak was selected by NASA for NASA Astronaut Group 16 in 1996. She flew in space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-121 mission in July 2006. In 2007, Nowak was involved in an incident that led to her dismissal from NASA and the Navy.

This article was promoted to featured status last month!

Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 30 June 2021.
Image of the month.

Offical portrait of Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. (Buzz Aldrin) who was the pilot on the Apollo 11 mission.

This image was promoted to featured status last month!


Members


New Members:

Number of active members: 118. Total number of members: 331.
Monthly Changes

Since May 28 pages ahve been added to Spaceflight. 1 article reached FA-Class, 1 list reached FL-class & 2 images reached FM-Class. There is 1 more GA class article, as well as 1 more file page. There are 4 more B class articles, 20 more C class articles, 10 less start class articles & 1 less stub article.

BOOKS are no longer supported by the WikiProject and are in the process of being deleted! See WP:BOOKSDEP & here for more.

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The Downlink – August 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 July 2021 — 31 July 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 10
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
  • On 11th July Virgin Galactic had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Richard Branson onboard in SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity.
  • On 17th July NASA announced that scientific observations from the Hubble Space Telescope had resumed on a backup computer after being placed in a "safe mode" since June 13.
  • On 20th July Blue Origin had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Jeff Bezos onboard in a New Shepard capsule.
  • On 26th July The Pirs module was the first permanent ISS module to be decommissioned. After docking to the ISS on 17th September 2001, just under 20 years ago.
  • On 29th July The ISS was moved out of its normal orientation after the Nauka module (a new Russian module) was docked and started firing its thrusters.
Article of the month.

Shuttle-Centaur was a version of the Centaur upper stage rocket designed to be carried aloft inside the Space Shuttle. Two variants were developed: Centaur G-Prime and Centaur G. The powerful Centaur upper stage allowed for heavier deep space probes, and for them to reach Jupiter sooner. However, neither variant ever flew on a Shuttle.

Image of the month.

This is an Extreme Deep Field image taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, released by NASA on September 25th, 2012. With exposure dates from July 2002 to March 2012.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 120. Total number of members: 333.

July Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 8 (1st at 12:48:33)   Success
  2.   Long March 2DJilin-1 (3rd at 02:51)   Success
  3.   Long March 4CFengyun 3E (4th at 23:28)   Success
  4.   Long March 3C/ETianlian I-05 (6th at 15:53)   Success
  5.   Long March 6 – Ningxia 1 (9th at 11:59)   Success
  6.   Long March 2CYaogan 30-10 (19th at 00:19)   Success
  7.   Proton-MNauka (21st at 14:58:25)   Success
  8.   Long March 2D – Tianhui-1D (29th at 04:01)   Success
  9.   Electron – Monolith (29th at 06:00)   Success
  10.   Ariane 5 ECASO-D2 & Eutelsat (30th at 21:00)   Success

August Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 July 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 19 5 7 38
  FL 1 4 4 9
  FM 102 102
  GA 11 24 34 54 123
B 2 48 40 52 142
C 56 160 545 510 12 1,283
Start 36 157 1,106 2,244 374 3,917
Stub 9 244 2,188 233 2,674
List 14 126 79 218 1 438
Category 1,032 1,032
Disambig 49 49
File 207 207
Portal 55 55
Project 68 68
Redirect 2 1 1 1,134 1 1,139
Template 501 501
Other 31 31
Assessed 126 546 2,058 5,278 3,179 621 11,808
Unassessed 3 1 74 78
Total 126 546 2,058 5,281 3,180 695 11,886

Monthly Changes

Since June: 24 pages have been added to spaceflight. There are 4 more files. There is 1 more B class article, 5 more C class articles, 10 more start class articles & 2 more stub class articles.
The 2 additional FM class have been FM for a few years, they just registered this month.

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The Downlink – August 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 July 2021 — 31 July 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 10
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
  • On 11th July Virgin Galactic had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Richard Branson onboard in SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity.
  • On 17th July NASA announced that scientific observations from the Hubble Space Telescope had resumed on a backup computer after being placed in a "safe mode" since June 13.
  • On 20th July Blue Origin had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Jeff Bezos onboard in a New Shepard capsule.
  • On 26th July The Pirs module was the first permanent ISS module to be decommissioned. After docking to the ISS on 17th September 2001, just under 20 years ago.
  • On 29th July The ISS was moved out of its normal orientation after the Nauka module (a new Russian module) was docked and started firing its thrusters.
Article of the month.

Shuttle-Centaur was a version of the Centaur upper stage rocket designed to be carried aloft inside the Space Shuttle. Two variants were developed: Centaur G-Prime and Centaur G. The powerful Centaur upper stage allowed for heavier deep space probes, and for them to reach Jupiter sooner. However, neither variant ever flew on a Shuttle.

Image of the month.

This is an Extreme Deep Field image taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, released by NASA on September 25th, 2012. With exposure dates from July 2002 to March 2012.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 120. Total number of members: 333.

July Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 8 (1st at 12:48:33)   Success
  2.   Long March 2DJilin-1 (3rd at 02:51)   Success
  3.   Long March 4CFengyun 3E (4th at 23:28)   Success
  4.   Long March 3C/ETianlian I-05 (6th at 15:53)   Success
  5.   Long March 6 – Ningxia 1 (9th at 11:59)   Success
  6.   Long March 2CYaogan 30-10 (19th at 00:19)   Success
  7.   Proton-MNauka (21st at 14:58:25)   Success
  8.   Long March 2D – Tianhui-1D (29th at 04:01)   Success
  9.   Electron – Monolith (29th at 06:00)   Success
  10.   Ariane 5 ECASO-D2 & Eutelsat (30th at 21:00)   Success

August Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 July 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 19 5 7 38
  FL 1 4 4 9
  FM 102 102
  GA 11 24 34 54 123
B 2 48 40 52 142
C 56 160 545 510 12 1,283
Start 36 157 1,106 2,244 374 3,917
Stub 9 244 2,188 233 2,674
List 14 126 79 218 1 438
Category 1,032 1,032
Disambig 49 49
File 207 207
Portal 55 55
Project 68 68
Redirect 2 1 1 1,134 1 1,139
Template 501 501
Other 31 31
Assessed 126 546 2,058 5,278 3,179 621 11,808
Unassessed 3 1 74 78
Total 126 546 2,058 5,281 3,180 695 11,886

Monthly Changes

Since June: 24 pages have been added to spaceflight. There are 4 more files. There is 1 more B class article, 5 more C class articles, 10 more start class articles & 2 more stub class articles.
The 2 additional FM class have been FM for a few years, they just registered this month.

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The Downlink – September 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 August 2021 — 31 August 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 11
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
  • On 12th August a GSLV Mk.2 rocket with the EOS-03 Earth observation satellite as a payload encountered a third stage failure and crashed back into the ground after reaching a maximum altitude of 140km (87 miles).
  • On 20th August a 5 hour 55 minute spacewalk was completed by chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming on the Tiangong space station.
  • On 28th August an Astra rocket had an engine failure at launch, but managed to recover and fly to the upper atmosphere before leaving its flight corridor, resulting in flight temination.
Article of the month.

Apollo 7 was the first crewed flight in NASA's Apollo program, and saw the resumption of human spaceflight by the agency after the fire that killed the three Apollo 1 astronauts. The Apollo 7 crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with command module pilot Donn F. Eisele and lunar module pilot R. Walter Cunningham.

Image of the month.

Official portrait of Ilan Ramon, an astronaut killed during the failed re-entry of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 122. Total number of members: 335.

August Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Hyperbola-1Jilin-1 (3rd at 07:39)   Failure
  2.   Long March 6 – KL-Beta A/B (4th at 11:01)   Success
  3.   Long March 3B/EChinaSat 2E (5th at 16:30:05)   Success
  4.   Antares 230+Cygnus NG-16 (10th at 22:01:05)   Success
  5.   GSLV Mk II – EOS-03 (GISAT-1) (12th at 00:13)   Failure
  6.     VegaPléiades-Neo 4 (17th at 01:47:06)   Success
  7.   Long March 4B – Tianhui-2 02 (18th at 22:32)   Success
  8.     Soyuz-2.1bOneWeb 9 (21st at 22:13:40)   Success
  9.   Long March 2C – RSW-01 (24th at 11:15)   Success
  10.   Long March 3B/E – TJSW-7 (24th at 15:41)   Success
  11.   Rocket 3STP-27AD1 (28th at 22:35)   Failure
  12.   Falcon 9CRS-23 (29th at 07:14:49)   Success

September Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 August 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 19 5 7 38
  FL 1 4 4 9
  FM 102 102
  GA 10 24 34 54 122
B 4 48 41 53 146
C 57 160 546 530 1,293
Start 34 157 1,106 2,262 374 3,933
Stub 9 244 2,197 1 234 2,685
List 14 124 79 225 1 443
Category 1,033 1,033
Disambig 1 49 50
File 206 206
Portal 55 55
Project 58 58
Redirect 2 1,140 1,142
Template 504 504
Other 22 22
Assessed 126 544 2,059 5,333 3,170 609 11,841
Unassessed 53 53
Total 126 544 2,059 5,333 3,170 662 11,894

Monthly Changes

Since July: 8 pages have been added to spaceflight. There is 1 less file. There is 1 less GA class article and are 4 less B-class, 10 more C-class, 17 more start-class and 11 new stub-class articles.

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New Page Patrol newsletter September 2021Edit

 
New Page Review queue September 2021

Hello JFG,

Please join this discussion - there is increase in the abuse of Wikipedia and its processes by POV pushers, Paid Editors, and by holders of various user rights including Autopatrolled. Even our review systems themselves at AfC and NPR have been infiltrated. The good news is that detection is improving, but the downside is that it creates the need for a huge clean up - which of course adds to backlogs.

Copyright violations are also a serious issue. Most non-regular contributors do not understand why, and most of our Reviewers are not experts on copyright law - and can't be expected to be, but there is excellent, easy-to-follow advice on COPYVIO detection here.

At the time of the last newsletter (#25, December 2020) the backlog was only just over 2,000 articles. New Page Review is an official system. It's the only firewall against the inclusion of new, improper pages.

There are currently 706 New Page Reviewers plus a further 1,080 admins, but as much as nearly 90% of the patrolling is still being done by around only the 20 or so most regular patrollers.

If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process or its software.

Various awards are due to be allocated by the end of the year and barnstars are overdue. If you would like to manage this, please let us know. Indeed, if you are interested in coordinating NPR, it does not involve much time and the tasks are described here.


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November 2021 backlog driveEdit

New Page Patrol | November 2021 Backlog Drive
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The Downlink – October 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 September 2021 — 31 October 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 12
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
Featured Content!
Members

New Members: No new members.

Number of active members: 127. Total number of members: 340.

October Launches
All times stated here are in UTC. See a current list: here.


  1.       Soyuz-2.1aSoyuz MS-19 (5th at 08:55:02)   Success
  2.   Soyuz-2.1bOneWeb (14th at 09:40:10)   Success
  3.   Long March 2D – Solar Explorer (14th at 10:51)   Success
  4.   Long March 2FShenzhou 13 (15th at 16:23:56)   Success
  5.   Atlas VLucy (16th at 09:34:00)   Success
  6.   NuriDummy payload (21st at 08:00)   Failure
  7.   Long March 3B/E – Shijian-21 (24th at 01:27:03)   Success
  8.     Ariane 5SES-17 (24th at 02:10)   Success
  9.   H-IIAQZS-1R (26th at 02:19:37)   Success
  10.   KuaizhouJilin-1 Gaofen-02F (27th at 06:19)   Success
  11.     Soyuz-2.1aMS-18 (28th at 00:00:32)   Success

November Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 October 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 21 6 7 41
  FL 2 4 4 10
  FM 103 103
  GA 11 27 36 54 128
B 4 47 40 56 147
C 58 159 560 587 1,364
Start 33 160 1,108 2,331 334 3,966
Stub 11 243 2,186 217 2,657
List 15 126 85 230 1 457
Category 1 1,042 1,043
Disambig 51 51
File 212 212
Portal 55 55
Project 59 59
Redirect 1 1,147 1,148
Template 505 505
Other 23 23
Assessed 128 553 2,082 5,457 3,197 552 11,969
Total 128 553 2,082 5,457 3,197 552 11,969

Monthly Changes

Since August: 75 pages have been added to spaceflight. There are 3 more FA class articles, 1 more FL class page and 1 more FM class file. There are 6 less files. There are 6 more GA class articles and 1 more B-class article, 71 more C-class, 33 more start-class and 28 less stub-class articles.

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  Thank you for participating in Wikipedia's longevity project pages. You may be interested to learn that lkm512 yogurt has two different publications that describe it increasing mouse lifespan 95% and about 85% respectively. Yogurt starter is available at Amazon Japan. Also. I read that only 1/3 of over 49 biological health sciences studies at a sample could be replicated. That suggests the C60 95% longevity increase study merits more efforts at replication. That's particularly meaningful as C60 buckminsterfullerene has several other studies noting beneficial effects on fungi and algae. Treonsverdery (talk) 23:17, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

"No earlier than" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  An editor has identified a potential problem with the redirect No earlier than and has thus listed it for discussion. This discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2022 April 1#No earlier than until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Renerpho (talk) 21:28, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter May 2022Edit

 
New Page Review queue March 2022

Hello JFG,

At the time of the last newsletter (No.26, September 2021), the backlog was 'only' just over 6,000 articles. In the past six months, the backlog has reached nearly 16,000, a staggering level not seen in several years. A very small number of users had been doing the vast majority of the reviews. Due to "burn-out", we have recently lost most of this effort. Furthermore, several reviewers have been stripped of the user right for abuse of privilege and the articles they patrolled were put back in the queue.

Several discussions on the state of the process have taken place on the talk page, but there has been no action to make any changes. The project also lacks coordination since the "position" is vacant.

In the last 30 days, only 100 reviewers have made more than 8 patrols and only 50 have averaged one review a day. There are currently 725 New Page Reviewers, but about a third have not had any activity in the past month. All 1029 administrators have this permission, but only about a dozen significantly contribute to NPP.

This means we have an active pool of about 450 to address the backlog. We cannot rely on a few to do most of the work as that inevitably leads to burnout. A fairly experienced reviewer can usually do a review in a few minutes. If every active reviewer would patrol just one article per day, the backlog would very quickly disappear.

If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, do suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.

If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.

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Sent 05:17, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:21, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

Thank you my dear! Sorry I'm not as active now as a few years ago… Long live the 'pedia! — JFG talk 08:04, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
no need to change a thing, precious is for ever, and I so at 10 ;) - reminders go to everybody who helped during the last year. Check out my talk for music and more. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:02, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter June 2022Edit

 
New Page Review queue June 2022

Hello JFG,

Backlog status

At the time of the last newsletter (No.27, May 2022), the backlog was approaching 16,000, having shot up rapidly from 6,000 over the prior two months. The attention the newsletter brought to the backlog sparked a flurry of activity. There was new discussion on process improvements, efforts to invite new editors to participate in NPP increased and more editors requested the NPP user right so they could help, and most importantly, the number of reviews picked up and the backlog decreased, dipping below 14,000[a] at the end of May.

Since then, the news has not been so good. The backlog is basically flat, hovering around 14,200. I wish I could report the number of reviews done and the number of new articles added to the queue. But the available statistics we have are woefully inadequate. The only real number we have is the net queue size.[b]

In the last 30 days, the top 100 reviewers have all made more than 16 patrols (up from 8 last month), and about 70 have averaged one review a day (up from 50 last month).

While there are more people doing more reviews, many of the ~730 with the NPP right are doing little. Most of the reviews are being done by the top 50 or 100 reviewers. They need your help. We appreciate every review done, but please aim to do one a day (on average, or 30 a month).

Backlog drive

A backlog reduction drive, coordinated by buidhe and Zippybonzo, will be held from July 1 to July 31. Sign up here.   Barnstars will be awarded.

TIP – New school articles

Many new articles on schools are being created by new users in developing and/or non-English-speaking countries. The authors are probably not even aware of Wikipedia's projects and policy pages. WP:WPSCH/AG has some excellent advice and resources specifically written for these users. Reviewers could consider providing such first-time article creators with a link to it while also mentioning that not all schools pass the GNG and that elementary schools are almost certainly not notable.

Misc

There is a new template available, {{NPP backlog}}, to show the current backlog. You can place it on your user or talk page as a reminder:

>Very high unreviewed pages backlog: 9737 pages according to DatBot as of 12:00, 9 August 2022 (UTC)

There has been significant discussion at WP:VPP recently on NPP-related matters (Draftification, Deletion, Notability, Verifiability, Burden). Proposals that would somewhat ease the burden on NPP aren't gaining much traction, although there are suggestions that the role of NPP be fundamentally changed to focus only on major CSD-type issues.

Reminders
  • Consider staying informed on project issues by putting the project discussion page on your watchlist.
  • If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.
  • If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.
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Notes
  1. ^ not including another ~6,000 redirects
  2. ^ The number of weekly reviews reported in the NPP feed includes redirects, which are not included in the backlog we primarily track.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:02, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

NPP July 2022 backlog drive is on!Edit

New Page Patrol | July 2022 Backlog Drive
  • On 1 July, a one-month backlog drive for New Page Patrol will begin.
  • Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles patrolled.
  • Barnstars will also be granted for re-reviewing articles previously reviewed by other patrollers during the drive.
  • Redirect patrolling is not part of the drive.
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(t · c) buidhe 20:25, 1 July 2022 (UTC)


You made the same point 3 years ago very ellequentlyEdit

And since you lost that discussion or gave up I just feel Ive wasted a full day of my vacation on something pointless as if your argument didn´t convince people I don´t know what will. "Thanks Onceinawhile for adding a column showing whether any claim of sovereignty by an occupying power is recognized internationally. It proves the point that occupations and subsequent annexations are almost never recognized internationally, at least not before decades, and sometimes never until the territory acquires stateship itself (see Baltic states under the Soviet Union or East Timor under Indonesia). Accordingly, international recognition cannot be a criterion to determine whether an occupied territory has been annexed or not. — JFG talk 10:15, 14 July 2018 (UTC)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:List_of_military_occupations/Archive_5

What makes you still motivated to edit Wikipedia and why do you think that people didn´t accept this argument? A quote that comes by is that most people don´t listen to hear and understand but to reply. I.e. they are set to reply and argue even before they hear the other side. If that is the case, whats the point of even having Wikipedia articles for politicized sections?83.252.116.25 (talk) 09:01, 27 July 2022 (UTC)

July thanksEdit

July songs
 

Thank you for the Hannover thanks! - I'm doing many things besides Wikipedia and have pics from vacation days to offer Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:51, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter August 2022Edit

 
New Page Review queue August 2022

Hello JFG,

Backlog status

After the last newsletter (No.28, June 2022), the backlog declined another 1,000 to 13,000 in the last week of June. Then the July backlog drive began, during which 9,900 articles were reviewed and the backlog fell by 4,500 to just under 8,500 (these numbers illustrate how many new articles regularly flow into the queue). Thanks go to the coordinators Buidhe and Zippybonzo, as well as all the nearly 100 participants. Congratulations to Dr vulpes who led with 880 points. See this page for further details.

Unfortunately, most of the decline happened in the first half of the month, and the backlog has already risen to 9,600. Understandably, it seems many backlog drive participants are taking a break from reviewing and unfortunately, we are not even keeping up with the inflow let alone driving it lower. We need the other 600 reviewers to do more! Please try to do at least one a day.

Coordination
MB and Novem Linguae have taken on some of the coordination tasks. Please let them know if you are interested in helping out. MPGuy2824 will be handling recognition, and will be retroactively awarding the annual barnstars that have not been issued for a few years.
Open letter to the WMF
The Page Curation software needs urgent attention. There are dozens of bug fixes and enhancements that are stalled (listed at Suggested improvements). We have written a letter to be sent to the WMF and we encourage as many patrollers as possible to sign it here. We are also in negotiation with the Board of Trustees to press for assistance. Better software will make the active reviewers we have more productive.
TIP - Reviewing by subject
Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages by their most familiar subjects can do so from the regularly updated sorted topic list.
New reviewers
The NPP School is being underused. The learning curve for NPP is quite steep, but a detailed and easy-to-read tutorial exists, and the Curation Tool's many features are fully described and illustrated on the updated page here.
Reminders
  • Consider staying informed on project issues by putting the project discussion page on your watchlist.
  • If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.
  • If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.
  • To opt-out of future mailings, please remove yourself here.

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