The Signpost: 29 November 2019Edit

Sources needed for Days of the Year pagesEdit

I see you recently accepted a pending change to February 4 that did not include a direct source.

You are aware of this change, and you know that Days of the Year pages are no longer exempt from WP:V and direct sources are required for additions. For details see the content guideline and the WikiProject Days of the Year style guide. I've gone ahead and un-accepted this edit and backed it out.

All the pages in the Days of the Year project have had pending changes protection turned on to prevent vandalism and further addition of entries without direct sources. As a pending changes patroller, please do not accept additions to day of year pages where no direct source has been provided on that day of year page. The burden to provide sources for additions to these pages is on the editor who adds or restores material to these pages - and anyone who patrols the pending change. Thank you and please be more mindful when doing pending changes patrol. Toddst1 (talk) 16:11, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

@Toddst1: Yes, I am aware of the requirement. I saw in the article that the IP added had two references regarding her birth date, do they need to be cited on the Day of the Year page itself? Are the references cited in that article unacceptable? Thanks, Jip Orlando (talk) 17:15, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
The Days of Years (DOTY) pages were becoming a complete mess with incorrect and unverifiable info so things have changed so that all new entries require a direct source on the DOY page.
The DOTY project had exempted themselves from verifiability. As a result, almost none of the pages had any sources to back things up, based on the naive (and against Wikipedia policy) belief that all entries would be backed by reliable sources in the linked article. It turns out that was not the case and the DOTY pages were filled with incorrect info and even worse, other places started believing the info there and publishing the incorrect info in newspapers, for example on "Today's date in history" type listings.
So about a year and a half ago the DOTY project took the bold step of requiring that all new entries be backed by direct reliable sources. Several of us have gone through and started cleaning things up. May 11 is an example of where we want to be. For details see the content guideline, the WikiProject Days of the Year style guide or the edit notice on any DOY page.
We could use your help in:
  1. Preventing new entries that don't include direct sources and when they occur, either supplement them with a reliable source or reverting them.
  2. Helping us clean up articles. The project members have asked all participants to go through their birthday and clean the entries up by adding reliable sources to each entry, or removing entries where reliable sources aren't readily available.
Now as far as the sources on the bio, the CALIFORNIA BIRTH INDEX says "The information on this site is based on public records and is believed to be accurate. However, it is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied." so it is marginally reliable. I have no idea on the other source. Toddst1 (talk) 17:30, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate the response. I see now that the DOTY project prefers the citation to be included on the particular day of the year. If I have time I will start checking random DOYs for accuracy. Best, Jip Orlando (talk) 17:35, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
Your efforts have not gone un-noticed. Thank you. Consider joining Wikipedia:WikiProject Days of the year? Toddst1 (talk) 01:37, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate it! I will join the project. Jip Orlando (talk) 13:34, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 December 2019Edit

The Signpost: 27 January 2020Edit

ITN recognition for Anne Windfohr MarionEdit

 On 18 February 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Anne Windfohr Marion, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:19, 18 February 2020 (UTC)