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Peer review newsletter #1Edit


Hello to all! I do not intend to write a regular peer review newsletter but there does occasionally come a time when those interested in contributing to peer review should be contacted, and now is one. I've mailed this out to everyone on the peer review volunteers list, and some editors that have contributed to past discussions. Apologies if I've left you off or contacted you and you didn't want it. Next time there is a newsletter / mass message it will be opt in (here), I'll talk about this below - but first:

  • THANK YOU! I want to thank you for your contributions and for volunteering on the list to help out at peer review. Thank you!
  • Peer review is useful! It's good to have an active peer review process. This is often the way that we help new or developing editors understand our ways, and improve the quality of their editing - so it fills an important and necessary gap between the teahouse (kindly introduction to our Wikiways) and GA and FA reviews (specific standards uphelp according to a set of quality criteria). And we should try and improve this process where possible (automate, simplify) so it can be used and maintained easily.


It can get quite lonely tinkering with peer review...
With a bit of effort we can renovate the place to look like this!

Update #1: the peer review volunteers list is changingEdit

The list is here in case you've forgotten: WP:PRV. Kadane has kindly offered to create a bot that will ping editors on the volunteers list with unanswered reviews in their chosen subject areas every so often. You can choose the time interval by changing the "contact" parameter. Options are "never", "monthly", "quarterly", "halfyearly", and "annually". For example:

  • {{PRV|JohnSmith|History of engineering|contact=monthly}} - if placed in the "History" section, JohnSmith will receive an automatic update every month about unanswered peer reviews relating to history.
  • {{PRV|JaneSmith|Mesopotamian geography, Norwegian fjords|contact=annually}} - if placed in the "Geography" section, JaneSmith will receive an automatic update every yearly about unanswered peer reviews in the geography area.

We can at this stage only use the broad peer review section titles to guide what reviews you'd like, but that's better than nothing! You can also set an interest in multiple separate subject areas that will be updated at different times.

Update #2: a (lean) WikiProject Peer reviewEdit

I don't think we need a WikiProject with a giant bureaucracy nor all sorts of whiz-bang features. However over the last few years I've found there are times when it would have been useful to have a list of editors that would like to contribute to discussions about the peer review process (e.g. instructions, layout, automation, simplification etc.). Also, it can get kind of lonely on the talk page as I am (correct me if I'm wrong) the only regular contributor, with most editors moving on after 6 - 12 months.

So, I've decided to create "WikiProject Peer review". If you'd like to contribute to the WikiProject, or make yourself available for future newsletters or contact, please add yourself to the list of members.

Update #3: advertisingEdit

We plan to do some advertising of peer review, to let editors know about it and how to volunteer to help, at a couple of different venues (Signpost, Village pump, Teahouse etc.) - but have been waiting until we get this bot + WikiProject set up so we have a way to help interested editors make more enduring contributions. So consider yourself forewarned!

And... that's it!

I wish you all well on your Wikivoyages, Tom (LT) (talk) 00:31, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Re: 1980s in Latin musicEdit

Hello, Erick! I've been busy in real life, so it may take a while until I get to work on the article, but yeah, you can definitely count on me. I think key aspects of 1980s music in Brazil is that in 1985 we had the first, iconic edition of Rock in Rio. Also, it was the decade of birth of pretty much every classic Brazilian rock band, as well as the decade of release of their most relevant albums. Victão Lopes Fala! 21:46, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

FA review?Edit

Hey. I noticed your current FAC nomination, and was wondering if you'd be interested in trading reviews? I'd love to get as much feedback as possible this time around for my nomination, and would be more than prepared to review yours in return. I understand if you don't have the time, though. Kind regards, Homeostasis07 (talk · contribs) 01:07, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

@Homeostasis07: I don't know if I'll be able to this week because of work and a hurricane coming to Florida. Erick (talk) 01:50, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
No worries. I actually only renominated last night... so, considering the glacial pace of FA these days, we probably have a month (or three) to respond to each other's noms. ;) I'm praying you escape the worst of the oncoming hurricane. I'm in Europe, where we fortunately don't have to deal with many (or any?) genuine hurricanes. Every one of them must be terrifying, though. I hope you and all your loved ones stay safe and well. Homeostasis07 (talk · contribs) 01:38, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:Prince Royce-Stand By Me 3.jpgEdit


The file File:Prince Royce-Stand By Me 3.jpg has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Fails WP:NFCC#8; sourced critical commentary not substantial enough to justify using this cover art. Eliminating the image wouldn't affect readers' understanding of the song.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated files}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the file's talk page.

Please consider addressing the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated files}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and files for discussion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. George Ho (talk) 02:16, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

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