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The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

Nadja Malacrida has been nominated for Did You KnowEdit

 Hello, Pigsonthewing. Nadja Malacrida, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of Did you know . You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. EnterpriseyBot (talk!) 12:01, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you ...Edit

meadow saffron

.. for improving articles in September! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:21, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #384Edit

Tech News: 2019-40Edit

16:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

This Month in Education: September 2019Edit

EiC official websiteEdit

Hello Andy. I'm trying to update the official website listed in the external links section at Education in Chemistry. I've updated the entry on Wikidata, but this doesn't appear to have worked. Can you help? Thanks. Msuxg (talk) 07:27, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

@Msuxg: The new value needed to be marked as "preferred" in Wikidata; I've now done that. You may need to purge the page here on Wikipedia to see the results. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:31, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Many thanks Andy. Msuxg (talk) 12:25, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

  Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.



  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

WiR position with Coventry UniversityEdit

Hello. I'm updating the outreach:Wikipedian in Residence. Is it correct for your WiR position with Coventry University? In particular, is there a URL to point to for the work done, would it be reasonable to put Coventry as the work location, and does it have an expected end data? I've used the current table info to update Andy Mabbett (Q15136093) so that I can automate the WiR table (in progress). T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 05:29, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

@Evolution and evolvability: Main page is Wikipedia:GLAM/Coventry University, which has links to more. Scheduled to end late May 2021. And yes, based in Coventry, at the University's Lanchester Library. I've updated he table on outreach; thanks for the reminder! Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:18, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Splendid, thanks. I've updated Andy Mabbett (Q15136093) with the info. If you know of any WiRs that are missing from the table let me know. I'll probably have finished going through everyone's wikidata items over the next couple of weeks. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 11:47, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I've removed the end time, as it's scheduled rather than actual. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:27, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

2019-10-04 Coventry UniversityEdit


hello Andy. --Shevd (talk) 11:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello Andy. Thanks for your useful workshop today.

--Movebat (talk) 11:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)


Hi Andy, thanks for the training.

Ollywoodedu (talk) 11:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello Andy, thanks for today’s training. --AlexSK91 (talk) 11:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello Andy --Matildabettyveronica (talk) 11:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Infobox Italian wineEdit

Hi, there are now no pages in article space using Template:infobox Italian wine, as I've switched them to use Template:infobox wine region instead. For the record, the affected pages were Taurasi DOCG, Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Nizza DOCG, Ostuni DOC, Cortese di Gavi, Aglianico del Vulture, Moscato d'Asti, Asti wine, Romagna Albana, and Cerasuolo di Vittoria. — Jon (talk) 22:05, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #385Edit

Tech News: 2019-41Edit

15:35, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:Infobox military unitEdit

Hi... Could you please so kind to participate in request for comment on Template talk:Infobox military unit. Looking forward to your input. Thanks.(Ckfasdf (talk) 09:40, 8 October 2019 (UTC))

This Month in GLAM: September 2019Edit

  • Colombia report: The GLAM team from Wikimedia Colombia in OpenConLatAm
  • Finland report: Photographs and events
  • France report: European Heritage Days
  • Indonesia report: Image donation by Indonesian Air Force
  • Italy report: Wikimedia Italia Summer School
  • Sweden report: Open cultural heritage; More libraries in Africa on Wikidata; Global MIL Week 2019 Feature Conference; Kulturhistoria som gymnasiearbete; Wiki Loves Monuments
  • UK report: Oxford, Khalili Collections and Endangered Archives
  • USA report: Hispanic Heritage and Disability Awareness Month
  • Special story: Help the Movement Learn about Content Campaigns & Supporting newcomers in Wikidata training courses!
  • Wikidata report: Tie a knot in your handkerchief
  • WMF GLAM report: GLAM Manager Role Announced!
  • Calendar: October's GLAM events
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2019-10-09 Coventry UniversityEdit


Hi Andy ... Hellomoto987 (talk) 10:59, 9 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello Andy, when are you be available to answer random questions regarding Wikipedia editing? Eruditionis (talk) 11:00, 9 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello Andy - as requested, here is a sentence. Ad3340 (talk) 11:00, 9 October 2019 (UTC)


Hi Andy, Hope you are well! Natasha marin (talk) 11:00, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Nadja MalacridaEdit

 On 12 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nadja Malacrida, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Nadja Malacrida said in a Vim advertisement that it was "no use having new ideas of decoration if you have old ideas of dirt"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nadja Malacrida. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nadja Malacrida), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXII, October 2019Edit

Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 12:41, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #386Edit

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