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July songsEdit

July songs

Thank you for teaching! - I heard a great concert by Voces8, pictured. - I have a FAC open, in case of interest. Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:15, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

more July songs, from Swiss Alps and a funeral --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:08, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red August 2022Edit

Women in Red August 2022, Vol 8, Issue 8, Nos 214, 217, 236, 237, 238, 239

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The Signpost: 1 August 2022Edit

Wikidata weekly summary #531Edit

Books & Bytes – Issue 51Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 51, May – June 2022

  • New library partners
    • SAGE Journals
    • Elsevier ScienceDirect
    • University of Chicago Press
    • Information Processing Society of Japan
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  • 1Lib1Ref May 2022

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Tech News: 2022-31Edit

21:20, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

This Month in Education: July 2022Edit

Administrators' newsletter – August 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2022).

  Administrator changes

  Anthony Appleyard (deceased) • CapitalistroadsterSamsara

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC has been closed with consensus to add javascript that will show edit notices for editors editing via a mobile device. This only works for users using a mobile browser, so iOS app editors will still not be able to see edit notices.
  • An RfC has been closed with the consensus that train stations are not inherently notable.

  Technical news

  • The Wikimania 2022 Hackathon will take place virtually from 11 August to 14 August.
  • Administrators will now see links on user pages for "Change block" and "Unblock user" instead of just "Block user" if the user is already blocked. (T308570)


  • The arbitration case request Geschichte has been automatically closed after a 3 month suspension of the case.


  • You can vote for candidates in the 2022 Board of Trustees elections from 16 August to 30 August. Two community elected seats are up for election.
  • Wikimania 2022 is taking place virtually from 11 August to 14 August. The schedule for wikimania is listed here. There are also a number of in-person events associated with Wikimania around the world.
  • Tech tip: When revision-deleting on desktop, hold ⇧ Shift between clicking two checkboxes to select every box in that range.

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Discussion at Template talk:Expand section § WordingEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Template talk:Expand section § Wording. QueenofBithynia (talk) 22:12, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

European Court of Human RightsEdit

True it is not part of the European Union, but it is part of the Council of Europe, which uses the same flag. Robin S. Taylor (talk) 21:14, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter August 2022Edit

New Page Review queue August 2022

Hello Pigsonthewing,

Backlog status

After the last newsletter (No.28, June 2022), the backlog declined another 1,000 to 13,000 in the last week of June. Then the July backlog drive began, during which 9,900 articles were reviewed and the backlog fell by 4,500 to just under 8,500 (these numbers illustrate how many new articles regularly flow into the queue). Thanks go to the coordinators Buidhe and Zippybonzo, as well as all the nearly 100 participants. Congratulations to Dr vulpes who led with 880 points. See this page for further details.

Unfortunately, most of the decline happened in the first half of the month, and the backlog has already risen to 9,600. Understandably, it seems many backlog drive participants are taking a break from reviewing and unfortunately, we are not even keeping up with the inflow let alone driving it lower. We need the other 600 reviewers to do more! Please try to do at least one a day.

MB and Novem Linguae have taken on some of the coordination tasks. Please let them know if you are interested in helping out. MPGuy2824 will be handling recognition, and will be retroactively awarding the annual barnstars that have not been issued for a few years.
Open letter to the WMF
The Page Curation software needs urgent attention. There are dozens of bug fixes and enhancements that are stalled (listed at Suggested improvements). We have written a letter to be sent to the WMF and we encourage as many patrollers as possible to sign it here. We are also in negotiation with the Board of Trustees to press for assistance. Better software will make the active reviewers we have more productive.
TIP - Reviewing by subject
Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages by their most familiar subjects can do so from the regularly updated sorted topic list.
New reviewers
The NPP School is being underused. The learning curve for NPP is quite steep, but a detailed and easy-to-read tutorial exists, and the Curation Tool's many features are fully described and illustrated on the updated page here.
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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for your hard work improving Archie Battersbee case. This was always going to be a hard article to write, and a hard sell notability-wise, but your contributions have helped tremendously. Osarius 07:14, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #532Edit

Tech News: 2022-32Edit

19:48, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: July 2022Edit

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