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Supreme Court of Japan womenEdit

Thanks for your interest in making Hisako Takahashi. I've noticed that there most of the women in the Supreme court of Japan don't have an article:

I was wondering if you wanted to take these redlinks as well. If not, I can add them to Women in Red if they're not already there :) --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 00:31, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

@MrLinkinPark333:Thanks for putting this together! I'd love to work on them in September during the "Women in Law" event, but for now, once I finish with Takahashi I have a list of film/stage related articles that I wanted to translate for this month's event. If you like, you can put them in the redlists for now and I can take them out once I work on them in September. Maybe someone else will have time to work on them before I do! :) Mcampany (talk) 01:14, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: July 2019Edit

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I have a questionEdit

Hello. I would like to ask you why you rated following articles as low-importance... Sakamoto Castle,Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle It seems you automatically rated castle`s articles as low-importance.... I guess you don`t have enough knowledge about Japanese history, especially about castles... You should have rated at least as mid-importance. You might not know well but at least above two castles are so famous and historically important castles. Why historically famous Akechi Mitsuhide`s home castle is not important?? Less famous and important castles were rated as mid-importance. If you have enough knowledge about Japanese history and castles, you would never be able to rated as low-importance. I can`t understand how you rated as low-importance... 柴錬アワー —Preceding undated comment added 07:02, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

@柴錬アワー: Hi there! Thanks for your note. I'm glad you've changed their importance assessment from "low" to "mid". When I looked at the priority assessment page I was under the impression that castles would be considered specialist interest, and that the "mid" or "high" importance would go to samurai like Akechi Mitsuhide. I looked at the assessments of some other castles and found that they were all rated as at least "mid". I'm sorry for misunderstanding and for any unnecessary stress I caused you. Thank you for the correction. Mcampany (talk) 19:21, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Now I understand why you rated as low-importance. Thank you for understanding. kind regards. 柴錬アワー (talk) 10:07, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

From R1337Edit

Hey im working on it dont delete yet thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by R1337 (talkcontribs) 12:37, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

September 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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This Month in GLAM: August 2019Edit

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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello Mcampany,


Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.


A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

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Paid editing

Please be sure to look for the tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. WMF policy requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines' (SNG). Alternatives to deletion
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  • Blank-and-Redirect is a solution anchored in policy. Please consider this alternative before PRODing or CSD. Note however, that users will often revert or usurp redirects to re-create deleted articles. Do regularly patrol the redirects in the feed.
Not English
  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, and if they do have potential, tag as required, then move to draft. Modify the text of the template as appropriate before sending it.

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New page reviewer grantedEdit

Hi Mcampany. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group. Please check back at WP:PERM in case your user right is time limited or probationary. This user group allows you to review new pages through the Curation system and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or nominate them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is vital to maintaining the integrity of the encylopedia. If you have not already done so, you must read the tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the deletion policy. If you need any help or want to discuss the process, you are welcome to use the new page reviewer talk page. In addition, please remember:

  • Be nice to new editors. They are usually not aware that they are doing anything wrong. Do make use of the message feature when tagging pages for maintenance so that they are aware.
  • You will frequently be asked by users to explain why their page is being deleted. Please be formal and polite in your approach to them – even if they are not.
  • If you are not sure what to do with a page, don't review it – just leave it for another reviewer.
  • Accuracy is more important than speed. Take your time to patrol each page. Use the message feature to communicate with article creators and offer advice as much as possible.

The reviewer right does not change your status or how you can edit articles. If you no longer want this user right, you also may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. In cases of abuse or persistent inaccuracy of reviewing, or long-term inactivity, the right may be withdrawn at administrator discretion. Barkeep49 (talk) 03:30, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

October Events from Women in RedEdit

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Books & Bytes – Issue 35, July – August 2019Edit

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Hey, thanks for editing my page for an elementary school, could you link me where the policy is? IceChris77 (talk) 01:07, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

@IceChris77: Sure! It's right here. The first point is most relevant to your article, since it was about an elementary school without any sources. You should also take a look at WP:NSCHOOL. Wikiproject Schools will also be able to help you write wonderful articles about schools. Mcampany (talk) 01:13, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
@Mcampany: Alright, thanks! IceChris77 (talk) 01:17, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: September 2019Edit

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A kitten for you!Edit

Thanks for reviewing my article.

Fylindfotberserk (talk) 08:04, 15 October 2019 (UTC)


Hey there. I see you've been doing some NPP and just wanted to check-in and see how it was going and if you had any questions I might be able to answer. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 21:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Barkeep49:. I think it's been going okay. I've mostly been working on anything that I'm 100% certain meets a subject-specific notability policy or CSD guideline. When in doubt (which is often), I don't touch an article.
I was wondering though, is there a special notability guideline for elections or sports seasons (like 2020 Copa Verde? Do we go just by GNG? How can we be sure that an event meets GNG if it hasn't happened yet? There seem to be a lot of those passing through the queue, and I'm just not sure what to do with them.
I know you've got a lot on your plate, so I really appreciate you reaching out and checking in on me. Thanks! Mcampany (talk) 21:39, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Most elections above the municipal level are generally going to be notable. The way I would check these when I was beginning was to try and find 3 or 4 other similar election topics with articles (ideally that someone whose name I recognized had patrolled). WP:NSPORT, specifically WP:SPORTSEVENT should cover things like 2020 Copa Verde. When in doubt leaving it alone is a good policy. I did a quick sampling of some of your patrols and see you've focused on biographies so far. I don't see any major issues there. I also looked at your deletions and found a good record. I would agree that Alb'swissTV is not eligible for A7 (though it does have other issues) but otherwise it seems like all your speedy nominations have been good ones. For now keep up the good work and don't hesitate to reach out to me or another NPP if you have questions. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:26, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@Barkeep49: It's because I know the notability guidelines for biographies best, since that's what I usually write. I'll definitely reach out if I have any other questions. Also, when should I apply for extension of the perm? I think it expires sometime next week. Is that something I'm supposed to do after it expires? Thanks!Mcampany (talk) 22:49, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Mcampany, thanks for reminding me. I've gone ahead and extended you. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:53, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Oh, never mind. I see that you've already done it. Thank you! Mcampany (talk) 22:51, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Autopatrolled grantedEdit

Hi Mcampany, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "Autopatrollers" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the autopatrolled right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Schwede66 21:42, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

November 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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Suzuki Bunji in the U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

Hey, I was looking at your new article on Bunji and I wanted to let you know that there is a problem in the infobox that makes it seem Bunji was in the US House of Representatives. I don't know how to fix the problem. Geographyinitiative (talk) 07:25, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! I was trying out some of the parameters in infobox officeholder, and I didn't notice that it displayed like that. I'm not sure how to fix it, so I just removed it. Thanks! Mcampany (talk) 07:28, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter November 2019Edit

Hello Mcampany,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 726 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
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Admin Barkeep49 has been officially invested as NPP/NPR coordinator by a unanimous consensus of the community. This is a complex role and he will need all the help he can get from other experienced reviewers.

This month's refresher course

Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

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Suzuki BunjiEdit

Thanks for contributing this article to WAM 2019. I noticed that this this person's life is interesting, particularly in regards to his Imperial Diet career. I'd suggest you try nominating it for WP:DYK if you're interested. Also, I noticed that the article title is at "Suzuki Bunji" as opposed to "Bunji Suzuki", even though he was born after the Meiji Era began. Was there a recent change to MOS:JAPAN that allows this? I vaguely recall that in the past, that page said that people born from the Meiji Era onwards should have their article titles use the Western, not Japanese, order of their names. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:33, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

@Narutolovehinata5: I wasn't aware of that part of the MOS, so I'll move the page. I usually go with whatever order the sources go with, and I found him referred to more often as "Suzuki Bunji" than "Bunji Suzuki". I'll think about DYK, but I'm not sure that I'll be able to come up with a good hook before Friday (when the 7-day period is up). Thanks for suggesting it! Mcampany (talk) 06:57, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Ah. I can't move it. There's already a redirect there. What do I do? Can you point out where in the MOS it suggests Western vs. Eastern name order? I'd rather not bother anyone at WP:REQUEST MOVE unless I have a policy to point to. I'm afraid I'm a little confused because the MOS:JAPAN says "Follow the usage of academic texts or a widely used reference such as a published encyclopedia in matters of spelling, macron usage, and name order. Such sources generally give Japanese names family name first." If the Britannica calls him Suzuki Bunji, does that mean I can leave it at its current title? Mcampany (talk) 07:05, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
You can start a requested move discussion on the talk page and see where things go. I was asking because I can recall that as late as last year, MOS:JAPAN generally specified Western order, and that appeared to have changed recently (I'm not sure if the recent proposals of the Japanese government to use the traditional order has to do with it). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:22, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2019Edit

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Nakon što ste postavili članak Nacrt rezolucije o Kosovu za brisanje vidim da ste mi ostavili da ukoliko imam nekih pitanja da vam se obratim jer je došlo do verovatno kršenja autorskih prava.U fusnoti sam naveo odakle je preuzet tekst, i hteo sam kao takvog da ga postavim, pa sam ga kao takavog objavio, pa me interesuje da li kao takav može da ostane i da se objavi jer je navedeno u fusnoti odakle je preuzeto pa nije kršenje autorskog prava i šta mogu da uradim ili bolje rečeno kako da isti tekst ne dobije drugačije značenje jer prepravljati nešto takvo može pogrešno da se shvati pa i to da sam pomenuti tekst prisvojio ili prekršio autorsko pravo ili ili se pozvao na nešto što je u suprotnosti a pravilima.Kako je najbolje da pomenuti članak uredim.Unapred hvala.Dragan988 (talk) 00:36, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Dragan988:! I don't speak Bosnian, so I had to run your post through Google translate. I'm sorry you're having trouble. Even if you say where you got the text in your article from, according to Wikipedia's rules copying directly from another source is copyright infringement. The other problem with your article is that it isn't in English. You're currently working in the English version of Wikipedia, so we cannot accept articles that are not in English. Have you tried the Bosnian version? You'll find it at this link. I hope that helps! Mcampany (talk) 07:55, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

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