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)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).
- Bradv • Chetsford • Izno
- Floquenbeam • Lectonar
- DESiegel • Jake Wartenberg • Rjanag • Topbanana
- Callanecc • LFaraone • There'sNoTime
- Callanecc • Fox • HJ Mitchell • LFaraone • There'sNoTime
- Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
- The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.
Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit
G'day everyone, voting for the 2019 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, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXI, September 2019Edit
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)
DS Alert Climate ChangeEdit
) 19:34, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi... if you don't know, that template is strictly FYI. It is part of the procedures for "DS", and is fully explained by clicking on the links in the template itself. I placed the same thing on my own page, and will try to make sure recent Climate crisis editors all have one. No biggie. Just a procedural thing. But be sure to read about DS if you don't already know. Carry on! NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 19:34, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
Books & Bytes – Issue 35, July – August 2019Edit
The Wikipedia Library
Books & Bytes
Issue 35, July – August 2019
- We're building something great, but..
- Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
- A Wikibrarian's story
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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.
- 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.
Proposals regarding AfC & NPPEdit
You are invited to comment at discussion currently taking place at Relationship of Articles for Creation and New Page Reviewer for pre-opinion on the combined functions of Articles for Creation (AfC) and New Page Review (NPR).
This mass message invitation is being sent to subscribed members of the work group at the project The future of NPP and AfC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:11, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXII, October 2019Edit
2019 US Banknote ContestEdit
||US Banknote Contest
There are an estimated 30,000 different varieties of United States banknotes, yet only a fraction of these are represented on Wikimedia Commons in the form of 2D scans. Additionally, Colonial America, the Confederate States, the Republic of Texas, multiple states and territories, communities, and private companies have issued banknotes that are in the public domain today but are absent from Commons.
In the months of November and December, WikiProject Numismatics will be running a cross-wiki upload-a-thon, the 2019 US Banknote Contest. The goal of the contest is to increase the number of US banknote images available to content creators on all Wikimedia projects. Participants will claim points for uploading and importing 2D scans of US banknotes, and at the end of the contest all will receive awards. Whether you want to claim the Gold Wiki or you just want to have fun, all are invited to participate.
If you do not want to receive invitations to future US Banknote Contests, follow the instructions here
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Hey there, I just came across the misnamed Category:American mystery, which you created back in 2010. I think you'll agree that it's pretty obvious it should actually be Category:American mystery FICTION. Anomalous+0 (talk) 10:30, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
- @Anomalous+0: Go for it! Sadads (talk) 13:29, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2019).
Guideline and policy news
- A related RfC is seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure.
Hi. Please see Wikipedia:Short description, which states "Eventually all articles should have a short description template". Why should this page not be included? Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 17:15, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
- @Lugnuts: that set of language, has no backing in community consensus or conversations as far as I can tell (it's a pronouncement by a few editors) -- and copying the exact same language from Wikidata to Wikipedia creates no added value for the end user or editors. Sadads (talk) 19:24, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
I don't understand this edit. The inspector general of police at the time stated was J. W. K. Harlley, so this is clearly a duplicate article with the wrong first initial, as I said when I put the speedy deletion tag on the article. Phil Bridger (talk) 17:51, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
- @Phil Bridger: Sorry I misinterpreted the multiple deletion rationals on the page -- you were correct. It should have been turned into a redirect however, if there is a reasonable likelihood of confusion (which seems possible), Sadads (talk) 19:25, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXIII, November 2019Edit
Freud and PhilosophyEdit
Hello, Sadads. On December 2, 2018 you assessed Freud and Philosophy as C-class. Since then the article has been changed significantly. Would you be willing to reconsider its class and rate it a B instead? I won't change the rating myself because I do not want to rate my own work. Freeknowledgecreator (talk) 08:01, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
- @Freeknowledgecreator: Done, Sadads (talk) 18:53, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
ArbCom 2019 election voter messageEdit