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Administrators' newsletter – November 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

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My sandbox deletionEdit

I have a question. If my sandbox is MY sandbox, and I'm allowed to experiment on it, how is it using Wikipedia as a web host? It is MY sandbox, and I can do whatever I want on it. Why are you deleting my work that was merely for fun? Sandboxes are supposed to be used for experimenting on Wikipedia, and that's what you did. Please restore my sandbox. This is seriously annoying if I can't just use a sandbox for what it is and not do what I want in it without it being deleted every 5 hours. Hurricaneboy23 00:18, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Hurricaneboy23: first off, you do not own your user pages and sandboxes. Yes, they are for you to experiment, provided the content in there is related to improving Wikipedia (i.e. building a better encyclopedia). Maintaining a page on hypothetical cyclones, as you claim to be doing so on your user page (I can't view the deleted material), is not useful to the project since there is no chance any of the material there becomes reality. WP:UPNOT describes material that should not be in user space (your hypothetical cyclones fall under "Excessive unrelated content"). Please do not use Wikipedia to host your predictions or fantasies; other venues like Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki exist for such purposes. ~ KN2731 {talk · contribs} 05:16, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hurricaneboy23: KN2731 is very much correct. There must be thousands of existing wikis where you can do things "merely for fun"—to say nothing of the ease with which you can just go create your own—so why choose the one where you've been told several times now that such edits are not welcome? Wikipedia is an encyclopedia utilized by millions of people, and even userboxes are visible to the public; deliberately falsifying information, especially in relation to deadly natural disasters, is disgraceful. We all welcome and appreciate your factual contributions to meteorology articles. – Juliancolton | Talk 21:32, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

A survey to improve the community consultation outreach processEdit


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