Dumbarton Rail Bridge 2021 redux.JPG

The Dumbarton Rail Bridge in San Francisco Bay, July 2021. Canon EOS 650D. 1/125, ISO 100, f/6.3

The Signpost: 1 August 2022Edit

Wow, "1 August"???!??!?! Whoever published this month's Signpost is a massive bozo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jp×g 00:56, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Hey, why aren't you an admin?Edit

🇺🇦 Chicdat  Bawk to me! 10:09, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Recession page FAQEdit

In your FAQ at Recession, I suggest you include a link to "edit request" and an explanation of what constitutes a WP edit request on semi-protected pages. I see that you recently restored two posts that appear to be closer to NOTFORUM than to edit requests. I think everyone including newcomers and WP users with concerns about the page would be better served if they knew how we need them to format messages that are most likely to lead to article improvements they would like. SPECIFICO talk 16:37, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 51Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 51, May – June 2022

  • New library partners
    • SAGE Journals
    • Elsevier ScienceDirect
    • University of Chicago Press
    • Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Feedback requested on this newsletter
  • 1Lib1Ref May 2022

Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --16:45, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
I read your post on Talk:Recession very clear and to the point, thanks for clarifying it all. Iwan.Aucamp (talk) 20:51, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

thanks for your outstanding work!Edit

  The Signpost Barnstar
I loved the GPT-3 exploration you did for this newest edition of the Signpost. The whole issue is chock full of vital reporting and discussion, and it makes me optimistic about the future of our community.

--ragesoss (talk) 17:25, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

+1 Came here to barnstar this. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 22:13, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter August 2022Edit

New Page Review queue August 2022

Hello JPxG,

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.

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.
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  • 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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Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:24, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

Draft:Tom BrierEdit

Hello, JPxG,

I noticed this article was due to be deleted via CSD G13 later tonight and that you had done a lot of work on it late last year. You are not indicated to be the page creator so you would not receive automatic notification of the upcoming deletion so I just thought I'd let you know in case you want this draft restored at some point in the future. Thanks! Liz Read! Talk! 01:06, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

A cookie for you!Edit

MiasmaEternal 08:24, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

Tech News: 2022-32Edit

19:48, 8 August 2022 (UTC)