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List of infoboxes#Religious buildingEdit

is still a building

and there is also overlap, e.g.

embedded = {{Infobox UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Template:Infobox UNESCO World Heritage Site ... listed at Geography_and_place#Buildings_and_structures (talk) 20:14, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Pigsonthewing,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

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List of recipients of the Order of Industrial HeroismEdit

Hi Andy, I wondered if you had any more information related to the list you have created at List of recipients of the Order of Industrial Heroism? It has produced over 80 links to disambig pages & there isn't really enough info to try to sort out the correct links.— Rod talk 08:29, 19 May 2019 (UTC)


@Rodw: Very little; I have:

  • notes (not to hand, so I can't tell you the name) on one recipient, whose biography I intend to write later
  • a reminder to myself to find a copy (second hand, or inter-library loan) of Fevyer, Wilson and Cribb, the source cited in the artice about the award.
  • the PDF document I cited in the list article
  • resigned disappointment that someone has already suggested that people who were given this significant award might not be notable

I suspect that, in most cases, we need a new, red link rather than a disambiguation link; hence my request for assistance.

Interestingly, the subjects are largely working class people (e.g. coal miners dockers, train drivers), whose under-representation as a group is another facet of our systemic bias. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:32, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

  • I have moved this article to Draft:List of recipients of the Order of Industrial Heroism, as it clearly more incorrect than correct. In addition to the large number of disambiguation links, many of the links to individual articles are to subjects that are highly unlikely to be the intended target of the link. bd2412 T 20:15, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
    • I see that you have moved this list back to mainspace. Since it is, in its current state, complete garbage, I have nominated it for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of recipients of the Order of Industrial Heroism. bd2412 T 20:42, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
      • How petty. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:23, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
        • I'm sorry you feel that way, but the list really is below the standards of an encyclopedia. The move to draft was an attempt to provide an opportunity to salvage it, but apparently it can't be made any better. bd2412 T 13:19, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
          • Don't apolgies for what you perceive to be my feelings. Your claim that the list "can't be made any better" is as false as your claim that none of the links were valid; and your claim that "no information at all can be found" about one of its members. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:35, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
            • I apologize for my lax use of words. I meant that no information supporting an encyclopedia article on the subject can be found. The list has indeed been made better, as there are now five legitimate blue links rather than four. However, the list can't be made encyclopedic by this step, nor by the addition of unreliable sources such as a town "guestbook" that apparently anyone can edit, an apparently self-published family genealogy, or commercial catalogs for the auction of medals. bd2412 T 15:54, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-21Edit

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Books & Bytes, Issue 33Edit

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Wikidata weekly summary #365Edit

Thank you ...Edit

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... for improving article quality in May! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:10, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

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