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Administrators' newsletter – August 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).

  Guideline and policy news



  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
  • The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.

    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.

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Tech News: 2019-32Edit

13:24, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

New message from DBigXrayEdit

Hello, Samwalton9. You have new messages at Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#(Posted)_RD:_David_Berman_(musician).
Message added 05:35, 12 August 2019 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

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Tech News: 2019-33Edit

18:19, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-34Edit

15:21, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

FYI - Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Besan mehndiEdit

Hii, As per my grand parents, this tradition exists in Hinduism for some regions of India but since there was no source i think deletion is valid. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:47, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Page ReviewEdit

Hey Sam, I created a page 6 weeks ago. It was rejected a number of times, but was since updated a bunch of times, most recently by a senior editor and is now good to go. It's just awaiting someone to review it. I'm now trying to find someone who can review it and found you in the active admin list. I also love video games and science. There really needs to be more video games about science. Possibly Castle Wolfenstein meets Immune Attack. Anyhow, if you're interested it's Draft:Lightricks. Thank you. MaskedSinger (talk) 04:19, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

@MaskedSinger: The article looks good overall - I've approved it. Sam Walton (talk) 08:13, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
@Samwalton9: Wow! Thank you. I'm truly indebted to you. Thank you so much!! MaskedSinger (talk) 15:22, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
@Samwalton9: If you're interested, I just created another one. MaskedSinger (talk) 18:20, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
@MaskedSinger: Looking good, albeit on the shorter side! I gave it a quick copyedit to fix a couple of things I saw. Sam Walton (talk) 18:56, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
@Samwalton9: As always, thank you! MaskedSinger (talk) 04:04, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@Samwalton9: You inspired me to go again :) MaskedSinger (talk) 16:58, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@Samwalton9: Could you please take a look at Zeev Farbman? thank you. MaskedSinger (talk) 05:19, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@Samwalton9: Hope all is well with you. Not sure if you saw this. MaskedSinger (talk) 18:06, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
When I couldn't find anyone else to help. You did so - gracefully and generously. You are a paradigm of being a great person and a wonderful editor. MaskedSinger (talk) 15:24, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
@MaskedSinger: Thank you, for the barnstar and your kind comments. The article you wrote looks great - thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia! Sam Walton (talk) 20:24, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Alec HolowkaEdit

 On 3 September 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Alec Holowka, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 17:39, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-36Edit

09:07, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

  Administrator changes

  DESiegelJake WartenbergRjanagTopbanana

  CheckUser changes


  Oversight changes

  CallaneccFoxHJ MitchellLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

  Technical news

  • 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.



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Orphaned non-free image File:Cube World Alpha Logo.jpgEdit


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Structured Data - blogs posted in Wikimedia SpaceEdit

There are two separate blog entries for Structured Data on Commons posted to Wikimedia Space that are of interest:

  • Working with Structured Data on Commons: A Status Report, by Lucas Werkmeister, discusses some ways that editors can work with structured data. Topics include tools that have been written or modified for structured data, in addition to future plans for tools and querying services.
  • Structured Data on Commons - A Blog Series, written by me, is a five-part posting that covers the basics of the software and features that were built to make structured data happen. The series is meant to be friendly to those who may have some knowledge of Commons, but may not know much about the structured data project.
I hope these are informative and useful, comments and questions are welcome. All the blogs offer a comment feature, and you can log in with your Wikimedia account using oAuth. I look forward to seeing some posts over there. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:33, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 35, July – August 2019Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 35, July – August 2019

  • Wikimania
  • We're building something great, but..
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • A Wikibrarian's story
  • Bytes in brief

Read the full newsletter

On behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:58, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

Tech News: 2019-40Edit

16:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Renamed user mou89p43twvqcvm8ut9w3Edit

Would you kindly undelete this page? I am not sure if this qualifies as a G6 speedy. -- Dolotta (talk) 18:04, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

@Dolotta: Could you clarify why you think this page should be undeleted? The page history only consists of someone adding a welcome template to a user talk page for a vanished user. It serves no purpose except to draw attention to this account, against the spirit of our vanishing process. Sam Walton (talk) 19:15, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Since I am not an admin and I don't have an outstanding memory, I do not know what was on the deleted page. If that is all it was, I 100% definitely agree with you. -- Dolotta (talk) 15:00, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Women in RedEdit

Hi there, Samwalton9, and welcome to Women in Red. It's good to have such an experienced editor as a member of our project, especially as over the years you have created quite a number of interesting biographies of women. Good too, to see you've signed up as a participant of our stub contest. We look forward to many new or enhanced articles. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 10:22, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

@Ipigott: Thanks for the welcome! I went to sign up for the stub contest and actually assumed I was already a member of WiR. Was surprised to find out I hadn't signed up yet! Sam Walton (talk) 10:24, 1 October 2019 (UTC)


Are you still attempting to work on Proteus for FA?Blue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 00:43, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

@Blue Pumpkin Pie: Yes - apologies for not responding to your latest comments yet. Planning to do so today. Sam Walton (talk) 12:01, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
@Blue Pumpkin Pie: Hoping you'll have a chance to take a look at the FAC again. Let me know if you think further changes are necessary. Sam Walton (talk) 11:05, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
I was reading into the article and verifying the sources. Sorry it took a bit of time. recently my internet went out and have been going to alternate places. Just out of curiosity, are any of the notes in the artifact edition made public?Blue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 14:53, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
@Blue Pumpkin Pie: No problem! I noticed you weren't active for a little while. Not that I can see. There's a poorly filmed YouTube unboxing video I just clicked through that doesn't seem to imply there's much that would be useful inside. Sam Walton (talk) 14:58, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2019Edit

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.

  Technical news

  • 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.

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Growth team updates #10Edit

18:49, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

October 2019Edit

  I noticed that you tagged Sofie Cappelen with {{prod blp}} for proposed deletion. I have removed the tag from the article because it does not meet the criteria specified. The placement requirements are (a) that subject is living, and (b) that the article contains no sources in any form (as references, external links, etc., reliable or otherwise) supporting any statements made about the person in the biography. Please fully read Wikipedia:Proposed deletion of biographies of living people before tagging articles for proposed deletion. Thank you. Adam9007 (talk) 22:57, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-41Edit

15:36, 7 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello. The material added to the article is a hoax used for scamming people (see what I added to that section on ANI), regularly added to this article on WP since May 2009 (see Special:Contributions/Hartforth, which was the first account adding it), to make the fake claim more believable. Cheers, - Tom | Thomas.W talk 21:49, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

That's uhh, persistent. Thanks for the info! Sam Walton (talk) 21:56, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK for TASBotEdit

 On 8 October 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article TASBot, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that speedrunning robot TASBot completed Super Mario Bros. 3 in less than one second? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/TASBot. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, TASBot), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q3Edit

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 11, No. 2 — 3nd Quarter, 2019
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Tech News: 2019-42Edit

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Tech News: 2019-43Edit

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Tech News: 2019-44Edit

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November 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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The Signpost: 31 October 2019Edit

Administrators' newsletter – November 2019Edit

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.


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Tech News: 2019-45Edit

16:48, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Video Game BarnstarEdit

The Video game Barnstar

...for getting a shiny star on Proteus (video game) Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:21, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

@Casliber: Thanks! Glad to have finally got it there. Sam Walton (talk) 23:25, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
....aaaand you can feel a warm inner glow when it's mainpaged...hehehe Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:27, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-46Edit

22:03, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Four AwardEdit

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Proteus (video game). « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:06, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
@Gonzo fan2007: Thanks! I'd forgotten the Four Award existed until I saw the nomination. Pleased to have carried it all the way through - it's one of the first articles I created :) Sam Walton (talk) 15:45, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome! Awesome job on an article 6 years in the making! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 16:17, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Question - please answer on my page and then delete from hereEdit

Hi Sam, Do you understand how Google stores Wikipedia's data? At the moment on Google if you search Deborah Frances-White there is a section under the Search Result link for the wiki page that looks like the Wiki infobox but it contains different information to the page. It should have Podcast there in the list of Mediums and also she would like her birthday to remain private, so it's not on the Wiki page anymore but still in the result. It's not just the cache because when the leading paragraph has changed it has updated properly, and it's also been a number of days. I've tried the Remove Outdated Content tool but been denied. Can you help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Friendofcomedians (talkcontribs) 16:13, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Growth team updates #11Edit

15:02, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-47Edit

20:17, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

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