DYK for Aparna RaoEdit

 On 10 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aparna Rao, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the German anthropologist Aparna Rao studied the impact of the Kashmir conflict on both lives and the environment? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aparna Rao. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Aparna Rao), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 10 January 2021 (UTC)



Thank you for quality articles about astronomy such as Zero Point (photometry) and galaxies such as NGC 755, and about scientists such as Vivien Zapf, for service in new page patrol and articles for creation, for collaboration encouraging newcomers as in Aparna Rao, - Sam, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2509 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:35, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt, sorry for the very late response. But thanks for the award! Sam-2727 (talk) 03:55, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Linda ManzanillaEdit


Hello, Sam-2727. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Linda Manzanilla".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been deleted. If you plan on working on it further and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 21:40, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2021).


  • The standard discretionary sanctions authorized for American Politics were amended by motion to cover post-1992 politics of United States and closely related people, replacing the 1932 cutoff.


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Request EditsEdit

I noticed you recently started working on Wikipedia:Edit Request Wizard/COI and Wikipedia:Edit_Request_Wizard/Paid. I was wondering if you were familiar with Wikipedia:Request Edit Wizard, which was intended to make a process similar to AfC and file uploads. I don't think it works yet in terms of the back-end but may be a better starting place. CorporateM (Talk) 20:18, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

CorporateM, I did indeed see the request edit wizard, but only after creating WP:ERW. The organization of reviewing, making the process similar to AFC, seemed like a good idea, but the wizard seemed to have a broader focus outside that of a simple tool to help make edit requests. It also didn't help with paid editors. I think ideally, an edit request wizard would incorporate features of both (so maybe start as a separate draft). One of my many projects that I want to do is convert the edit request wizard to a javascript based form, much like the file upload wizard. This would allow people to submit edit requests without ever having to look or interact with wikitext. That is why I'm uninclined to revise an edit request wizard at the moment if it will all be for nothing when (or if) I'm able to implement it in javascript. What are your thoughts on that? Sam-2727 (talk) 04:03, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2021).

  Administrator changes

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  Interface administrator changes


  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • When blocking an IPv6 address with Twinkle, there is now a checkbox with the option to just block the /64 range. When doing so, you can still leave a block template on the initial, single IP address' talkpage.
  • When protecting a page with Twinkle, you can now add a note if doing so was in response to a request at WP:RfPP, and even link to the specific revision.
  • There have been a number of reported issues with Pending Changes. Most problems setting protection appear to have been resolved (phab:T273317) but other issues with autoaccepting edits persist (phab:T275322).



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Karina Flores draftEdit

Dear Sam-2727, I am looking for a reviewer specialist in classical music/opera to get the final approval for my draft, which was extensively reviewed and amended as requested by the previous reviewers; I will appreciate any help or suggestions. Kind regards LovingOperaForever (talk) 21:12, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Stephen FuchsEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Stephen Fuchs you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Whiteguru -- Whiteguru (talk) 05:21, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Stephen FuchsEdit

The article Stephen Fuchs you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Stephen Fuchs for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Whiteguru -- Whiteguru (talk) 11:01, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Stephen FuchsEdit

The article Stephen Fuchs you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Stephen Fuchs for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Whiteguru -- Whiteguru (talk) 17:01, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

  Administrator changes


  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

  Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)


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