Open main menu

Please add your message to the bottom of this page, give it a heading and sign it using four tildes ~~~~.

Speedy Deletion of article ILM_AcademyEdit

Hi you deleted my contribution from wiki, request you to kindly provide me with the original article so that i can sandbox and improve it. I worked hard to put that together gathering information from multiple sources and finding citations. The article was not just promotion of the academy. It is a notable contribution to electronic music education in India when none other notable existed in the country.

Nvagale do you have a conflict of interest you would like to declare? Also please sign your messages Jimfbleak - talk to me? 21:08, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Nvagale also it's pure promotion, sourced only to your own website and other non-reliable sources Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:46, 11 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello, Jimfbleak. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.
Jugni (talk) 06:37, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Bat TFAEdit

Maybe this is too late a notice, but I'm thinking bat would be a better TFA for October 31. There's plenty of room in November for Michael Collins. If not, then we can save bat for next Halloween. LittleJerry (talk) 20:55, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

LittleJerry, it's not the late request that's a problem here, a few days is enough. However, Michael Collins was a WP:TFAR requested article for that date since October 31 is his birthday. This year is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing too, so we are running the FAs for Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin and Apollo 11 this year as the birthdays/anniversaries come up. Given the very strong date connection for Collins, and the tenuous date link for bat, I'm not even going to ask the Collins nominator if they are prepared to stand it down. Sorry about that, the best I can do is suggest you put it at WP:TFARP for next year, cheers Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:32, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

TFA alt textEdit

@Dank: Do we ever use alt text for TFA images? Are there any previous discussions on it I can catch up? Kees08 (Talk) 05:10, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Kees08, the template {{TFAIMAGE|image.jpg|descrpition}} has a non-showing description, no other optional parameters afaik Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:35, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Assuming the image template (Template:Main page image) used in today's TFA is the normal one, there are a few optional parameters, alt being one of them. I was asking because I would consider writing alt text for TFAs at the same time you all write the blurb, would not expect you to add to your heavy workload. Something I have wondered about for awhile (alt text on the main page). Kees08 (Talk) 05:53, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Pinging David Levy for thoughts. - Dank (push to talk) 13:00, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Jim and Dan: The inclusion of alt text is an area in which Wikipedia as a whole probably needs significant improvement. Typically, it simply duplicates the image title. The {{main page image}} template does this automatically (in the absence of a separate alt parameter).
I've aspired to insert proper alt text in the past, but doing so with a reasonable degree of detail and accuracy has been problematically time-consuming (at the expense of other image-related tasks). I believe that this reflects a weak spot on my part, not an inherent level of difficulty.
To my knowledge, Giants2008 (the featured list section's primary maintainer) is the only regular main page editor who routinely includes alt text, so he might be able to provide some relevant insights. —David Levy 20:02, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
No objection here, as long as it's not a source of conflict. Giants, any thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 20:07, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
I have a few, which, if nothing else, will help me shake off the catatonic state I've been in for the last 17 hours. :-( From following FAC for so long, I've learned that alt text, while not strictly required for FAs (or FLs), is a helpful feature to provide. Table accessibility is a recurring theme of FLC discussions, and I try to support accessibility for TFL's blurbs to the extent possible. The good news is that the articles themselves will frequently have alt text for the images I choose, and copying the alt text over to the blurb is often all that is needed. This isn't always the case, though. Sometimes the article doesn't have alt text, or the alt text that exists is unsuitable. If that is the case, I write out some alt text while preparing the blurb. The alt text guidelines seem to call for less description of most images than they did years ago, when alt text was a hot topic at FAC, so I don't find the task too onerous. Of course, I'm doing two blurbs a week instead of seven, so TFA would take more time. However, if Kees is willing to make alt text a regular feature of TFA, I think it would be an improvement for the Main Page. Giants2008 (Talk) 21:45, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks much. Kees, if you're still volunteering to do it, you can add an alt parameter to any {{TFAIMAGE}} ... although it probably won't do anything until it's converted to a Template:Main page image, usually by David. Does that work for you, David? - Dank (push to talk) 22:02, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Return to the user page of "Jimfbleak".