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April 2018 Milhist Backlog DriveEdit

G'day all, please be advised that throughout April 2018 the Military history Wikiproject is running its annual backlog elimination drive. This will focus on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • adding or improving listed resources on Milhist's task force pages
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  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the scope of military history will be considered eligible. This year, the Military history project would like to extend a specific welcome to members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, and we would like to encourage all participants to consider working on helping to improve our coverage of women in the military. This is not the sole focus of the edit-a-thon, though, and there are aspects that hopefully will appeal to pretty much everyone.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 April and runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2018. Those interested in participating can sign up here.

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When you make an editEdit

such as you did at National Statuary Hall Collection it is customary to include a reference. Fortunately it is not too late. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 05:01, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:54, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

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G'day everyone, voting for the 2018 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:35, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

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Nominations now open for "Military historian of the year" and "Military history newcomer of the year" awardsEdit

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Voting now open for "Military historian of the year" and "Military history newcomer of the year" awardsEdit

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Backlog BanzaiEdit

In the month of September, Wikiproject Military history is running a project-wide edit-a-thon, Backlog Banzai. There are heaps of different areas you can work on, for which you claim points, and at the end of the month all sorts of whiz-bang awards will be handed out. Every player wins a prize! There is even a bit of friendly competition built in for those that like that sort of thing. Sign up now at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/September 2019 Backlog Banzai to take part. For the coordinators, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:18, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:38, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

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New Timeline of the Syrian Civil War PageEdit

Hello RopeTricks, now that we're well into September, and the Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (May–August 2019) page has been updated, we're in need of a new page for the September-December period, since you made the last page I figured I'd ask if you'd make the new one. 16:37, 16 September 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.141.79.8 (talk)

I and someone else tried. It keeps getting deleted. RopeTricks (talk) 00:55, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (September–December 2019) moved to draftspaceEdit

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Wikiproject Military history coordinator election half-way markEdit

G'day everyone, the voting for the XIX Coordinator Tranche is at the halfway mark. The candidates have answered various questions, and you can check them out to see why they are running and decide whether you support them. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:37, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

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European Spallation SourceEdit

I see 2023, rather than 2025? Am I missing something? — Arthur Rubin (talk) 13:33, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

"The 13 European member countries act as partners in the construction and operation of ESS.[4] ESS will start the scientific user programme in 2023, and the construction phase will be complete by 2025." You're right, the program begins in 2023, the Construction doesn't end until 2025. My mistake, I misread, I'll move it. RopeTricks (talk) 14:29, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

"Disruptive editing"Edit

First of all, I would appreciate it if you could refraining from calling it that. I simply don't believe we need that many links in a single sentence, paragraph, or section. If our readers are interested in any of those topics or people, they can look them up themselves. The links I removed are not particularly obscure. Nerd271 (talk) 06:06, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

First of all, it is disruptive. You continue to repeatedly remove internal links that only serve to help readers of a global audience. Honest editors should not assume readers of a global audience will know what "Mossad" is, for example. It is bizarre to mention George W. Bush and Barack Obama in an article not about them, without at the very least linking to their pages. The links are not excessive or "distracting". RopeTricks (talk) 06:14, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Frankly, I have a higher opinion of our readers. They are on the Internet, after all. Unless the name or term is particularly obscure, there is no need for an internal link. Furthermore, Wikipedia is not a link depository. Think about the people on a mobile phone. They can't just hover the cursor over the links just to get a preview. We should do our readers a favor by keeping our pages clean. Nerd271 (talk) 06:16, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Frankly, I think it is simply courteous to at least leave 1 (one) link to specific names of organizations or individuals that are mentioned for the sake of easy navigation for inquiring readers. Most of what you removed was not overlinked or cluttered. RopeTricks (talk) 06:22, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

You made me re-read what you wrote there. Ha! But if you like your internal links, for the goodness sake, please don't put links that already exist. Do we need another one for Qasem Soleimani or drone strike?

Yeah, I'm kind of sleep deprived and forgot to put "not". I get your point and respect it and I have attempted to compromise by trimming the section, while re-adding only some links. Just once. I agree in principle it's not necessary to link twice if the terms are close together. RopeTricks (talk) 06:31, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Well, in that case I hope you get some sleep soon. Thank you for your understanding and compromise. Nerd271 (talk) 06:35, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, mate. RopeTricks (talk) 06:48, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Talk:2020 Iranian attack on U.S. forces in IraqEdit

You might be interested in a comment which I posted to that page on 10 Jan, and which I just revised. Ubzerver (talk) 09:25, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

You make good points and I agree RopeTricks (talk) 20:07, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
The title discussion is still open. If you like my idea of changing "attack" to "attacks," perhaps you could post a brief, second comment to that effect. Ubzerver (talk) 08:34, 12 January 2020 (UTC)