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Titania McGrathEdit

As I mentioned at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Titania McGrath I think your diagnosis of WP:TOOSOON was correct, so despite my !vote wasn't too unhappy with the outcome. But as I expected there has been a jump up in reports as her book gets close to publication. In particular The Times has now published three separate articles on her or her book: see [1], [2], and [3]. This raises a couple of questions on which I would appreciate your opinion: (1) do you think the AFD would have gone the other way with these sources? (2) is it too soon to try recreating the article? My personal guesses are "yes" and (given that articles created over previous deletions tend to get more scrutinised) "probably still too soon", but I would value a second opinion. Regards, Jonathan A Jones (talk) 15:20, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

The book is coming out this week, right? I would wait until Saturday to try to re-create it. With the coverage I expect will come out this week, it should be an easy pass of AfD then. power~enwiki (π, ν) 15:23, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Good advice. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 15:33, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Move requests removalEdit


You removed the move requests at these articles:

Why is that? Did I use the wrong template? If so, I apologise. If not, may I remind you of WP:AGF? Just because a non registered user did some edits it's not automatically "disruption/evasion".

2A02:587:2605:9700:6EEF:D696:69CF:9278 (talk) 17:43, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

My apologies. Please note my User:Power~enwiki/Blog - there's WP:MOSMAC which is going to start a single bulk nomination later this month. power~enwiki (π, ν) 18:02, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough, I understand now. I'm aware of the running RFC, the reasons I was making these changes (and several other) are because:
a. Most page names have already been changed, those left are the exception,
b. I don't think there is an easy way to automate some mentions of the name "Macedonia" (in contrast e.g. with Categories that were already changed automatically) because instead of the country they may refer to Macedonia (Greece) or Macedonia (ancient kingdom) or even... fruit salads. :) So, the human factor is still needed (maybe I'm wrong in that and bots already have the upper hand).
2A02:587:2605:9700:6EEF:D696:69CF:9278 (talk) 18:27, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
If the discussion is closed, these are non-controversial moves that don't need a discussion - I'll check (and do it) myself soon. Feel free to ask for any future moves here. Sorry for any hostility. power~enwiki (π, ν) 18:30, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

The embassy pages are controversial and I won't do them myself. Perhaps a talk-page stalker will, or else I will re-open that discussion tomorrow. I'll move the template pages (and Talk:Health in the Republic of Macedonia) now. power~enwiki (π, ν) 03:48, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for the help! :) 2A02:587:2605:9700:6EEF:D696:69CF:9278 (talk) 07:30, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Follow-up on education for sustainable developmentEdit

Hi Power. Thanks again for your action at Education for sustainable development. I've since discovered a number of related articles, which are largely copy-pasted from single UNESCO sources, and as a result read like POV essays. See Climate-friendly school, Climate change education (CCE) and UNESCO ASPNet. I'm not sure any of the content of these is worth keeping, so I'm considering redirecting them all to the main ESD article, but would appreciate your opinion. Cordless Larry (talk) 08:59, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Power~enwiki,

Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
NPP Tools Report
  • Superlinks – allows you to check an article's history, logs, talk page, NPP flowchart (on unpatrolled pages) and more without navigating away from the article itself.
  • copyvio-check – automatically checks the copyvio percentage of new pages in the background and displays this info with a link to the report in the 'info' panel of the Page curation toolbar.
  • The NPP flowchart now has clickable hyperlinks.

Six Month Queue Data: Today – Low – 2393 High – 4828
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Mentioned youEdit

I mentioned you in a request for community imposed Tban re user Bought the farm. Your input is not specifically needed or requested, but would be welcome if you wish to offer comment either way. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 23:53, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Outofmario (talk) 15:42, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Power~enwiki,

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.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

Discussions of interest

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