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Black women and endometrial cancerEdit

Hi Taketa, the source I have says that those statistics are for White and Black women in general, not just in America. What source are you working from? I'm happy to send you what I'm working with if you want. Best, Keilana|Parlez ici 21:01, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Keilana, I reverted because your edit changed what it said without stating any source, and I thought you simply assumed that it was logical. Feel free to make the changes and add your sources to the article. All the best, Taketa (talk) 21:10, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Oh, okay, no worries! It was cited to Hoffman at the end of the paragraph. :) Thanks, Keilana|Parlez ici 21:29, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for the notification and for taking the time. I will follow the proces and help in any way I can. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 21:41, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Jamesx12345, thank you for the notice. I am very glad to see the article has been added to the list of good articles. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 16:38, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

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Ivan SmolovićEdit

The Montenegrin First League is not a fully-professional league, and so even though he has played games he does not pass WP:NFOOTBALL and remains non-notable (assuming also that he still does not meet WP:GNG either). GiantSnowman 17:48, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

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Dear CaroleHenson, I will answer on the article talk page. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:57, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

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RijksmonumentenEdit

Hi Taketa

I noticed that you are active in creating and improving Dutch Rijksmonument articles. Great -- I don't find the time but would love to do more.

A while ago I created a template Rijksmonument that creates a small info box which automatically links through to the Monumentregister. The template is fairly simple to add as it goes {{Rijksmonument|MONUMENT NUMBER}}. Applying the template systematically has a few advantages. If websites of the register change, a change to the template should solve it for all. The What is linking here overview of the template gives an overview of all Monuments in Wikipedia. So please consider using it. All the best Arnoutf (talk) 16:52, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Arnoutf, I had noticed the template and had considered using it but decided not to because I did not see the purpose at the time. I will consider using it in my future works. All the best, Taketa (talk) 17:11, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

NikhilEdit

The fact that this editor has not edited in four years does not mean that he does not exist. Or am I missing something? Unless I am, the speedy tags on his pages, which I have removed and you replaced, are not appropriate.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:35, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Created by another user, as you say, who made a number of edits but nothing since 2010. I think that the other, empty account was made in error; my apologies for arguing the point. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:44, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

About the list of translatorsEdit

Hello Taketa, I've noticed you are the one working on the list of Translators. I'm just wondering if you could keep me on there, I am going to work with the Norwegian and Danish Wikipedias for now, but I'm still around and checking translation request pages on this Wikipedia for any languages I can do. Thank you. --Kanashimi Hyoketsu 03:03, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kanashimi, I am checking everyones activity, and you are very active. Because you are very active, I made your name bold on the Norwegian-to-English section. This will make it easier for people to find active translators. So you are not only on the list, you are on the top of the list :). All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:48, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your supportEdit

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Thank you for your work on Wikipedia:Translators available. Sorting and cleaning up this long list will help a lot of people. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi WhatamIdoing, thank you for the WikiLove. I very much appreciate it, and am glad to help with keeping the translators list up to date. All the best, Taketa (talk) 04:22, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Xaosflux, thanks. I have read the guidelines and will ofcourse follow them. All the best, Taketa (talk) 19:51, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Squidville1Edit

You mentioned at IRC that admin -jem- says that he is a CU confirmed sock of JimmyTwoShoes fan. He is now claiming no relationship. I cannot find jem. A Spanish admin perhaps? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:58, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Found. Please see here. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:59, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

@Anna Frodesiak:, thank you for the notice. -Jem- was on IRC at #wikipedia-es, using the name "Jem" and a Wikipedia cloak identifying them as Wikipedia user -Jem-. We spoke in the Spanish restricted anti-vandalism chat with several es.wikipedia admins present. -Jem- gave the link confirming multiple account abuse, which I posted at WP:CHUS, and said it was CU confirmed. I see that you have contacted -Jem-, so that should clarify. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I will follow the situation. All the best, Taketa (talk) 17:48, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

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translation of a dutch sentenceEdit

Your user name is in the list of wp:Translators available#Dutch to English. I wonder if you can help me with a translation of the following sentence to English: "Er is nooit een artikel van mij gepubliceerd in een scientific tijdschrift." thanks.

I do not want to waste your time, but if you would like to hear about the background, here it is. The sentence source is an interview with Norman Finkelstein in a dutch newspaper. I added a translation of this sentence to his article, but 3 different users claims that the translation is wrong. When asked what is the problem they do not reply. So it is stuck. Ykantor (talk) 13:04, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ykantor, your translation is correct. I have had a look at the article. I think the main problem is context. You put the text in the article a bit weird. A single sentence quotation, which cannot be understood without context, is not a good way to start a section. It does not make sence without a bit more sentences around it to explain the situation. The situation is explained afterwards, so maybe find a different spot to put it, more at the end of the scientific career section, after all the conflicts have been explained. Or maybe somewhere in the middle with some extra text. All the best, Taketa (talk) 14:33, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
It is not true that no-one has replied to Ykantor's query. There has in fact been several hundred words of discussion on this very point. I would appreciate it if, rather than simply stating "your translation is correct", you could offer your own translation of this sentence, to help resolve the ambiguities. Thanks. RolandR (talk) 16:37, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
As literal as possible: "Never has an article of mine been published in a scientific magazine." All the best, Taketa (talk) 16:51, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Sorry to persist on this, but the tense really matters here. Does the Dutch translation of his statement (presumably originally in English) quote him as saying that no article of his has ever at any time in the past been published in a scientific magazine, or that no article of his is ever now published? You comment above that the context is the main problem, and this ambiguity reflects that. Also, since he is a historian, what do you understand by the word "wetenschappelijk"? Is it "scientific", as we would use the term in English, or is it broader: scholarly, acadenic or similar? Many thanks. RolandR (talk) 21:50, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, taking the paragraph the sentence is in as background. He states how he is treated in the United States academic circles/environment if one critices Israel like he did in his work "Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict". Everything else in the paragraph is about how he is treated in the United States. The "er" in the sentence can both refer to the United states or be meant in general, I cannot be sure. A few sentences before he says he has never been able to get a job, this is clearly an exageration, and the never been published may be the same; never been published in any prominent journals. You ask whether "wetenschappelijk" in this case is "scientific". I believe he means scientific journals, but then again, from this paragraph I do not have enough context to be sure. You asked for the tense is this case, this is never ever. All the best, Taketa (talk) 22:26, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
It's still unclear. Does the sentence say "I have never ever been published" (which would be untrue), or "I am never ever published"? The difference, in terms of the overall meaning of the statement, is immense; it is the difference between "My work is too insignificant to publish" and "I am paying the price for my views". RolandR (talk) 02:07, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
The sentence says "I have never ever been published". Even if it is untrue, it is what it means. This is very clear in Dutch because it says "is nooit", the other meaning it would have been "wordt nooit". As you can see he also said he has never ever been able to get a job, which is obviously untrue. (Possible interpretations:) His intend may be an exageration, a certain type of job and a certain type of scientific journal. It could also be that he is referring to a past period in which his statements were true, but that his current situation, at the time of the quote, is better. However it would be an implied meaning from the context and not a literal meaning of what he says. All the best, Taketa (talk) 07:23, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Ik ben geen martelaar, zegt Finkelstein, als hij vreest dat hij die indruk aan het wekken is. "Elke vijf jaar oude Palestijnse jongen die een steen gooide naar Israelische soldaten heeft meer moed dan ik. Maar als je wilt weten hoe je wordt behandeld in het Amerikaanse academische milieu, als je kritiek hebt op Israel zoals ik heb gedaan in Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict dan is het dit: ik heb nooit een baan kunnen krijgen. Ik ben op Hunter College een adjunct- leraar, wat zoveel is als liftjongen. Mijn inkomen ligt tussen de 15.000 en de 18.000 dollar, ver onder de armoedegrens. "Als dit appartement er aardig uitziet, komt het doordat de meubels van mijn ouders er nog staan. Ze stierven allebei in 1995, ik was al ingetrokken in hun woning. Ik kon schoon schip maken en alle meubels eruit gooien, of het zo laten. Ik heb het zo gelaten, dat was ook een manier om het te verwerken. "Ik ben één keer uitgenodigd voor een sollicitatiegesprek, op de universiteit van San Francisco, een klein jezuïetencollege. Er is nooit een artikel van mij gepubliceerd in een wetenschappelijk tijdschrift. Ik mag op Hunter nooit college geven over de jodenuitroeiing, alleen over de geschiedenis van de politieke theorie. Ik geef ook zelden overdag college, meestal 's avonds. Ik heb mijn prijs betaald.

I am not a marter, says Finkelstein, when he fears he is creating that impression. "Every five year old Palestinian boy that throws a stone at an Israeli soldier has more courage then me. But if you want to know how you get treated in the American academic environment, if you criticise Israel, like I did in Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict then this is it: I have never been able to get a job. On Hunter I am an adjunct-teacher, which is as much as an elevatorboy. My income is between 15.000 and 18.000 dollar, far below the poverty line. "If this appartment looks nice, it is because the furniture from my parents is still there. They both died in 1995, I was already living in their house. I could make a clean start and throw out all furniture, or leave it like it is. I left it like it is, that was also a way to process it. "I was one time invited for a solicitation interview, at the university of San Francisco, a small Jesuit college. Never has an article of mine been published in a scientific magazine. On Hunter I am never allowed to give a college about the extermination of the Jews, only about the history of the political theory. I also rarely teach during daytime, mostly in the evening. I have payed my due.

I hope this helps. All the best, Taketa (talk) 22:38, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the translation. User:RolandR is one of those 3 users that claimed that the translation is wrong but have not said what is wrong. However, the secret is exposed here. He apparently wants the translation to be "I am never ever published" rather than your translation "Never has an article of mine been published in a scientific magazine". Ykantor (talk) 07:01, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Taketa, I had replied at WP:CHUS. Dinosaur Fan (talk) 23:06, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

My recent editEdit

A reader pointed out (OTRS 2015013110000591) that the article is about Kathryn Adams Doty, born in 1920, while you added a photo of KATHRYN ADAMS, born in 1897. That photo was taken in 1920, which may have led to the confusion.

Let me know if you think I got it wrong.--S Philbrick(Talk) 02:51, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi S Philbrick, thank you for letting me know. I will correct it on Wikidata (where I got the image from) and on our sister projects. Sorry for taking up your time. Keep up the good work. All the best, Taketa (talk) 16:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

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You have several comments here. Thanks, Tomandjerry211 Message for me? 19:56, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Tomandjerry211, thank you! That is always great news :). Thank you for your time to review the article. I greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 15:14, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

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Medical TranslationEdit

Hey Taketa. I am going to be at the meeting in the Netherlands the 8th to 12 in the Hague. Will you be there?

Wondering if you would be interested in helping to integrate translations of article from En into Nl? We have a bunch here [1]

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:43, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

@Doc James: - Hi Doc James, yes I can integrate them. But I will need a password it seems to log in. I don't see a link on how to make an account. Please send me an email via wikimail, Special:Emailuser. If there is a place where I can create an account you can send me the link, or if you can make an account I will send you my email. In the Hague I am one of the volunteers on Sunday. So we can meet :). All the best, Taketa (talk) 22:47, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
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Image added to Flat leaf sponge on en:Edit

Hi Taketa, How do you identify the taxon for this photo? Regards, • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 14:01, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Pbsouthwood, I followed your own identitfication on Commons [3]. If this is not correct please let me know and I can make changes on several Wikipedias. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 14:04, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
It is a best guess identification based on a photo in a local field guide. I am not an expert and sponge taxonomy is notoriously problematic. I was hoping you had a better method, or were independently agreeing:-/ I will leave it to your discretion. Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 07:43, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
I am not an expert either. I checked some images for comparison before adding this particular one, because it did not have an obvious name or description and I wanted to be sure the category was correct, but it was too hard to tell for sure. Sorry I cannot help. Taketa (talk) 07:48, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Article on ITSUEdit

Dear Taketa, It was pleasure talking to you yesterday and really appreciate the support you provided on the article. As per your suggestions, i have made changes to the article. As you have gone through the article in details, it will be great if you could spare few more minutes and have a fresh look and let me know if this can now be published. Thanks and best regards, Prashant.chitkara (talk) 10:48, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Prashant.chitkara, I may not have the time today. But I will look at it the coming days. All the best, Taketa (talk) 11:37, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Het toevoegen van illustratiesEdit

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Thank you very much for placing the photo on the page devoted to the Russian director Svetlana Druzhinina! I created this page, and I was very sorry that there were no illustrations. I have been working on Wikipedia for a long time, but I couldn’t find how to place a photo on the page. Now I’m creating pages in the English Wikipedia dedicated to Russian and Soviet films and actors.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_%28film%29

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_me_a_complaints_book

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zigzag_of_Success

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Charming_and_Attractive

Can I ask you for help? You’ve mentioned that you specialize on the placing illustrations on pages. I would be very grateful if you could help me to post photos on the newly created pages. Thank you in advance!!! Looking forward to our cooperation!!!

yours sincerely, Ulugbeck1 (talk) 07:10, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ulugbeck1, I add images when they are available on Commons. I had a look, and unfortunately there are no images available for these movies. Sorry I can't help. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 21:17, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

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Hallo, fijn om zien dat je het artikel dat ik net naar GA heb kunnen tillen in de schijnwerpers wil zetten! Het zou speciaal zijn voor mij als dit op de hoofdpagina zou verschijnen. Verder mag ik de Nederlanders ook wel dankbaar zijn dat ze zo vrijelijk krantenarchieven en foto-archieven tot begin de 20ste eeuw ter beschikking stelden - hier in België is dat niet waar en kan ik maar aan kranten tot eind jaren negentig geraken, en nauwelijks aan copyrightvrije foto's. Mijn DYK voor jou: wist je dat maar liefst vijf afbeeldingen van dit artikel over het Belgisch voetbalelftal uit Nederlandse archieven komen? Happy editing nog verder! Vriendelijke groet, Kareldorado (talk) 11:03, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Hoi Kareldorado, ik had dit artikel op mijn volglijst sinds enige jaren en zag vanochtend dat het een good article was geworden. Geweldig mooi werk. Gefeliciteerd met dit resultaat! Ik heb zelf een jaar terug enkele good articles geschreven en weet daardoor dat die een kans maken om op de voorpagina te komen als je snel genoeg handelt. Nu maar afwachten :). Met vriendelijke groet, Taketa (talk) 12:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

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Congressional term end dateEdit

I saw your message on my talk page and the discussion you started on WikiProject Politics. As I said on my talk page, I've never edited any of the articles related to this matter, nor do I intend to. However, my major concern at this point is that a single editor has unilaterally changed that date to March 3 in hundreds of articles, even though thousands of editors over many years have said it is March 4. Can you please get an administrator or someone else to mandate that the edtior self-revert all his edits regarding that date unless and until a consensus is reached to change it? I am simply not experienced enough to handle making this request and am hoping someone with your level of experience could make it instead. While I have no doubt the edtitor's intentions were good, the way he went about it was highly improper. Perhaps you could first ask him to voluntarily do the self-reverts? Czoal (talk) 20:08, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Dear Czoal, I understand you object to the current stated date, but the other party also claims the dates were originally as they currently are. Any revert would only satisfy one party. Any action means chosing a correct answer, and I do not know the correct answer. Until this is resolved, noone should act. I have asked for a community wide input. We will hopefully have some feedback from third parties within the next 24 hours and be able to determine which side has general support. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 20:27, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
I didn't read anywhere where the other editor said the date was originally March 3 in the articles. But it really doesn't matter because before someone goes around making a change like that in a massive number of articles, he should first discuss it with other editors and reach consensus. Now, hundreds of articles have been changed because of one editor's claim. Since so many articles are now affected, he should be asked to revert himself until this matter is resolved. By the way, thank you very much for starting that discussion. Czoal (talk) 20:40, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

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This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

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Dear Taketa,

thanks for the feedback. I already talked about this matter with Romaine and my tutors in the very start of our course. Firstly, Collaborative consumption is not the same as Sharing economy but an economical concept that is embedded in a sharing economy. Also, my contribution on collaborative consumption brings new information and essential distinctions with it that the section about the concept in the sharing economy article does not provide. Furthermore, we will not necessarily publish our articles on Wikipedia itself but may also chose to just leave them in our sandbox. So I don't think we have too much of a problem here. Thank you for your concern though!

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Hi Felix, good to know your topic is different. Good luck with the article. I will follow the progress and maybe see you Friday. All the best, Taketa (talk) 09:18, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit noticesEdit

Thanks for the edit notices on the GMO pages. If you look through my contributions, you'll find a few more articles that could use with that work (I'm not sure how those notices work, so I'll leave you to enact them).

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Hi Jps, thanks for letting me know. I am currently using the source to find them so I am sure I will find them all Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:ARBGMO_talk_notice. If you have any problems with this in the future you can ask at WP:AN or just ask me and I will have a go. All the best, Taketa (talk) 18:28, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
sorry, taketa, what "source" are you using to find them?--Wuerzele (talk) 09:47, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
This list. It is a list generated by the server that shows all pages on the website that link to the template. All the best, Taketa (talk) 09:50, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
I saw that before asking you, sorry i must have asked you the wrong question. who but jps decided which articles to tag ?--Wuerzele (talk) 09:58, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
As I understand it, the arbcom has issued that 1RR now applies to all articles relating to genetically modified organisms, agricultural biotechnology, and agricultural chemicals, broadly construed [4]. This means the 1RR already counts. Obviously most people are not aware. If an edit conflict starts, and you see someone break 1RR, you have to show them the template. This can be done on their talk page. If they still do not listen you can ask admin sanctions. Jps added the editnotice to some articles he thought people should be warned in advance. In theory, the editnotice should be on all articles concerned. However, I think this is impossible since the topic is too broad. I think we should limit it to the most obvious articles and those where there is a conflict. But in theory, anyone can choose where the templates are added. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 18:46, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
THanks. just as i thought, anarchic.--Wuerzele (talk) 05:34, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

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Hi. You recently placed a 1RR notice relating to GMOs on the Precautionary principle article. This appears to be a very large extension of the sanctions and I was wondering how you came to this conclusion.DrChrissy (talk) 12:48, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Dear DrChrissy, the 1RR notice on GMOs had been previously placed on the article talk page by I9Q79oL78KiL0QTFHgyc [5] [6]. When I arrived there was an ongoing discussion which included GMOs. As such, I concluded this page did indeed fall under the arbcom decision, as being "any page relating to genetically modified organisms... ...broadly construed". Therefor, I moved the notice to the edit notice of the talk page and of the article, so as to properly inform the editors. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 18:40, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
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Bedankt. I notice much of the work is happening in other languages, not English. I have no particular ideas but if there is some good work being done which could be "transferred" over to en maybe then I can help? (Can work from Dutch, French and some others.)--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 17:49, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Andrew, Taketa asked me if I could help you out. I see you have a keen interest in genetics, an philosophy and master Dutch and French. That should open a lot of options indeed. Would you by accident be living in Brussels ? Back to your question on topics. I'm sur that if you browse on the French Wikipedia page of the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles), that you will find some philosophers to translate. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has some merits in genetics, and its hospital in Jette is world leader in in vitro fertilisation. nl:Jean Paul Van Bendegem is a contemporary science philosopher and his lemmatise merits extension and translation IMHO. But you could also translate some more touristic things. On the Dutch side of the project, a lot has been written on churches, parcs and lesser known musea. Most of these lemmas are not too long, so easy targets. SvenDK (talk) 06:37, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

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Hi, the article Belgium national football team is under review as FAC again. At the first FA review you already added a short but powerful "Support" message—in vain. Je hebt mij nu waarschijnlijk al door; ik kom nogmaals bedelen om een goed woordje. :) So, you are warmly invited to add another comment! Regards, Kareldorado (talk) 16:09, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Dear Kareldorado, I will review the article somewhere the coming week. Good luck with the FAC. All the best, Taketa (talk) 17:03, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

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Fernand FeyaertsEdit

Hi Taketa. While conducting a GA review for Water polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics, the reviewer had a question about this file that I used in the article. I used it because it was uploaded to Commons, so I presumed all copyright issues had been cleared, but they pointed out that it was uploaded as "own work". Since the uploader wasn't around in 1916, I presume that there's something more going on if the upload is valid, but since I'm not very familiar with the copyright policies on Commons (and have no account), I thought that I would ask you if you knew what was going on, since you added it to the article. Could take a quick look at confirm that it is free use? Thanks. Canadian Paul 17:38, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Dear Canadian Paul, the image is free to use. The author most likely indicates "own work" because they made the digital version of the original picture. This is not relevant for the image being free however. The image is free because it is in the public domain in both Belgium (country of origin) and the USA (country of WMF). The image is in the public domain because it was taken in 1916 by an unknown author. As can be seen at Commons:Commons:Copyright_rules_by_territory works by an unknown author become public domain in Belgium after 70 years, and works before 1923 are public domain in the USA. I hope this answers your question. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 19:28, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
It does indeed. Thank you so much for your time! Canadian Paul 01:47, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

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I'm trying to verify all the references on the Ehsan Sehgal page, after some of the English and Urdu sources there have been found to be unreliable or used in a misleading manner. There are two Dutch, both articles from Haagsche Courant. I was hoping you might be able to verify that each support the facts they're marshaled to support, as well as offer a view on whether either could be used to establish the notability of this individual as an author.

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  • Korving, Joke (3 January 1979). "Gevlucht". Haagsche Courant. p. 17. [In 1978, he sought political asylum in the Netherlands, settling in The Hague]
  • Herberghs, Saskia (29 September 2010). "Even vragen aan: Ehsan Sehgal, dichter". AD Haagsche Courant. p. 5. [ In 2010, having lived in the Netherlands for over three decades, he published a collection of aphorisms in Dutch. The book, De Wijze Weg ("The Wise Way"), was written and translated with the help of Naeem Arif.

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Hello! I want to delete my talk page in Arabic, why didn't you delete it for me? 842Mono (talk) 10:15, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

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I'd like to ask for your advice and help... Hi, I'm from Italy and I've seen you're a Dutch admin, I hope there's no problem if I speak English. I'm having troubles in Dutch wiki, there's a pair of corrections about Italian towns that should be done, but the Dutch users I met are biased towards me and don't want foreign users to interfere with Dutch wiki. I'm not trying forcing my "point of view", never ever: I'm providing correct information about the correct spelling of that pair of cities. So you don't have to trust my word, I well know that the whole wiki project isn't based on volunteer users but on primary sources, in fact I'm going to privide them to you, it'll be up to you to decide whether those sources are reliable or not, more or less authoritative than the ones "found" by the other Dutch users. But I strongly believe that you'll agree with they higher reliability. Obviously, should you disagree instead, I won't insist further. Consider that, without any offense for anyone, Italian mother-language speakers living in Italy since they were born have a better knowledge of Italian language, conventions and sources than any foreign person trying to understand them, exactly as Dutch speakers like you compared to Italian speakers like me have a better knowledge about Dutch language issues. For example, I'd never contest a Dutch user coming to it.wikipedia in order to ask Italian users to correct a pair of Dutch proper names from the "Y" spelling to the "IJ" spelling, I might try understanding more about this issue but I'd never doubt a mother-language speaker nor the sources he brings. This was the whole premise, now if you think you could be able to advise and help me I'll explain you what's this particular issue, I'll be shorter than I've been here since sources will speak for me. I'll wait for your reply. Thank you anyway for reading so far :-) 198.46.81.33 (talk) 08:45, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi, admins have no more to say about the content of articles on Dutch Wikipedia than anyone else. Everyone can give their view. If you have sources to back up an edit, you can provide them on the article talk page. That way people can review them, and if they agree implement the changes. You can always ask more people to review the sources. However please keep all discussion on the Dutch Wikipedia. This is the English Wikipedia, and it is not the right place to discuss Dutch Wikipedia issues. Since you have so far not provided a name or page for me to review I cannot help at the moment. I advice that you start a discussion on the Dutch Wikipedia by providing sources. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 10:19, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for answering. Let me explain better: I'm not allowed to edit nl.wikipedia, nor to open discussions there. I've tried, but I was blocked. Because an Italian coming to Dutch wiki and asking to change this and that (even if on the strong bases of correct sources, not because of his POV) is considered a vandal. Can you believe it? All the other wikis have renamed correctly the pages that had to be renamed, or have just kept as they've always been the other pages that had to be kept so, but in nl.wikipedia the page that had to be moved was left with an uncorrect name and the other page that have always had the correct name was moved, just because I asked to move the first one! These are facts, I'm not inventing anything. As I said, I'll explain you this particular issue if you think you can do anything to help me (which isn't actually "helping me" but "helping nl.wikipedia" since it's the only one with these uncorrect versions of Italian names), maybe you could just look at my sources and, if you find them reliable and authoritive enough, make the proposal as a Dutch user because you think that renaming the pages would be correct. I'd like I could talk with you in your Dutch talk page, but I'd already tried registering and writing in another Dutch user's talk page, a Dutch user who agreed with me, and I was immediately blocked... Let me know please.
198.46.81.33 (talk) 13:30, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
You write so much, yet have not given a name or an account when asking for help. I am sorry but I choose not to get involved. Please discus your block with someone else on the Dutch Wikipedia. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:57, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Okay, what do I have to do? What are you asking from me? I'm not joking, I couldn't get it, really. Do you want me to create a new account (the ones I've tried creating in nl.wikipedia were blocked)? Do you want me to tell you the name of the Dutch user who renamed the wrong page? Do you want me to write down the name of the city and to explain why the one currently in nl.wikipedia is wrong? Please tell me and I'll do as you require.
198.46.81.33 (talk) 15:44, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Resolve your block. Talk to the blocking admin. When you are blocked on the Dutch Wikipedia, the talk page of your account stays open. You can log into your account and talk to the admin on your talk page. Resolve it with them. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 17:24, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Oooookay... You don't guess the "admin" who blocked me over and over, do you? It's Moira. And that should be enough to understand. Anyway I'll clarify. He or she is the incarnation of what I've talked about above: "Dutch wiki belongs to Dutch users, no interferences allowed by strangers". Some time ago there have been some other Italian users, registered for years, among whom a sysop, who went into Dutch wiki to bring sources and arguments about one of those towns, after discussing about that issue both in it.wikipedia and in en.wikipedia. But "that" Dutch admin didn't agree, despite the sources and argumentations by Italian Wikipedians interested just in correcting an error in all the projects... Do you guess what was the results or do I have to tell you? I think you can guess it by yourself. Well, you've been in nl.wikipedia for a long time, you won't be surprised if I tell you that "that" admin isn't just a user playing a technical role, but a person who can veto, whose opinion de facto counts more than other user's... There's also an Italian admin in it.wikipedia who's like him or her, and he's very noted, pardon, notoriuos: he's known as Vito, maybe you heard about him, or at least about his reputation. After reading all this, do you sincerely believe that if I try discussing with him or her one more time (I've tried over and over in the past...) my situation would get better instead of worse? If you'd told me since the beginning that you couldn't help me, both of use wouldn't have lost so much time in replying to each others.
198.46.81.33 (talk) 17:59, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Not to be rude, but you waste alot of time. You assume I can guess which of the 40 admins you have a conflict with. You have made alot of statements, but not provided me with the basic info needed to help. Just state your username. An admin can see everything that is going on. Saves alot of time, and is alot more clear. Moreover, never go outside a website to ask for help. Resolve it on the website. In this case, I am not going help. Sorry, but you do not come across reasonable to me. All I see is complaining. Without having read any other conversation, I do not think it is in the best interest of Dutch Wikipedia to have you there. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 18:05, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
I didn't want to "be in Dutch wiki", just somebody to correct an error in Dutch wiki. A page was renamed and another wasn't, only because it was me who asked. The last username I used was "Munanroh", I was suggested by another admin to try registering again, but after I was blocked by "that" admin he said that he was afraid for his admin rights if he helped me even if he admitted that he agreed with my argumentations about the issue. The first Italian name was "Ruffré-Mendola", since a few years ago there were 2 towns named Ruffé and Passo Mendola but they've been united in one city: every wiki has updated the name except Dutch. The second was "Cirié" written like that with acute accent, in almost every wiki it's always been written like that and the few left corrected it after reporting the error, but my daring to ask Dutch users to rename the page "Ruffrè" resulted in leaving it as it was and moving "Cirié" to "Ciriè" without knowing anything about Italian language issues and searching the web to find unreliable sources proving their POV (probably just to spite me)... Not to be rude, but that's exaclty what the way nl.wikipedia is led produces: discrimination for foreign or not-alligned users, and consequent bad information for Dutch readers. Small consolation that even Italian wiki is like that, or even worse. I think we don't have anything else to say, so we can end this here.
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New Page Review Newsletter No.10Edit

Hello Taketa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

  • Now that ACTRIAL is inoperative pending discussion, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

  • While patrolling articles, if you find an editor that is particularly competent at creating quality new articles, and that user has created more than 25 articles (rather than stubs), consider nominating them for the 'Autopatrolled' user right HERE.

News

  • The next issue Wikipedia's newspaper The Signpost has now been published after a long delay. There are some articles in it, including ACTRIAL wrap-up that will be of special interest to New Page Reviewers. Don't hesitate to contribute to the comments sections. The Signpost is one of the best ways to stay up date with news and new developments - please consider subscribing to it. All editors of Wikipedia and associated projects are welcome to submit articles on any topic for consideration by the The Signpost's editorial team for the next issue.

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Upcoming changes to wikitext parsingEdit

Hello,

There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Foss?action=parsermigration-edit (which shows a difference in how {{infobox ship}} is parsed).

If you are interested in helping with this project, please see Wikipedia:Linter. There are also some basic instructions (and links to even more information) at https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-ambassadors/2018-April/001836.html You can also leave a note at WT:Linter if you have questions.

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NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018Edit

Hello Taketa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

Not English

  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, tag as required, then move to draft if they do have potential.

News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
  • The next issue of The Signpost has been published. The newspaper is one of the best ways to stay up to date with news and new developments. between our newsletters.

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NPP Backlog Elimination DriveEdit

Hello Taketa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar:  . Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards:  ,  ,  ,  .
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

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ThankEdit

Thank you for taking time to help change my name 🙏🏽 Many blessings to you 🙏🏽 Shane Perry 00:02, 17 July 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shane O Perry (talkcontribs)

Hi Shane, you have the wrong guy. You were renamed by user TonyBallioni (log) All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:46, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Taketa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
The Signpost
  • The next issue of the monthly magazine will be out soon. The newspaper is an excellent way to stay up to date with news and new developments between our newsletters. If you have special messages to be published, or if you would like to submit an article (one about NPR perhaps?), don't hesitate to contact the editorial team here.

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Proposed deletion of Wilhelm SchramlEdit

 

The article Wilhelm Schraml has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted after seven days unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp/dated}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within seven days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one.  — Mr. Guye (talk) (contribs)  15:24, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018Edit

Hello Taketa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Taketa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018Edit

 

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Taketa,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

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NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018Edit

Hello Taketa,

Reviewer of the Year

This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

The backlog is now approaching 5,000, and still rising. There are around 640 holders of the NPR flag, most of whom appear to be inactive. The 10% of the reviewers who do 90% of the work could do with some support especially as some of them are now taking a well deserved break.


Really good news - NPR wins the Community Wishlist Survey 2019

At #1 position, the Community Wishlist poll closed on 3 December with a resounding success for NPP, reminding the WMF and the volunteer communities just how critical NPP is to maintaining a clean encyclopedia and the need for improved tools to do it. A big 'thank you' to everyone who supported the NPP proposals. See the results.


Training video

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NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Taketa,

News
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.
Reminders
  • 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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NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Taketa,

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.

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Translation requestEdit

@Taketa: I need you to translate an article for me, [8]. All the websites that talk about her are in Dutch. I believe that she is a Seventh-day Adventist, since her husband Niko Koffeman is a member.Catfurball (talk) 18:38, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Catfurball, It does say in the Dutch article that she is a Seventh-day Adventist, though it does not support this with sources. For what reason do you want me to translate the text? What do you want to do with the translation? If you have personal questions about her, feel free to ask and I can have a look. If you want to write and article for enwiki, could you please create an article, with working wikicodes etc, in your userspace, and I will translate the text. All the best, Taketa (talk) 18:51, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

@Taketa: I added Antoinette Hertsenberg in the List of Seventh-day Adventists. I found four websites that talk about her being a Seventh-day Adventist, but they are in Dutch.[9], [10], [11] and [12].Catfurball (talk) 00:42, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Xinjiang conflictEdit

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CerambycinaeEdit

Hi, Taketa. I have swapped the three Cerambycinae articles, Luscosmodicum, Opsimus, and Oxylopsebus, and I suppose the article text in each should be modified to reflect that the articles are now at the genus name. May I leave these changes up to you? Best, Sam Sailor 05:24, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Sam Sailor, thank you for the article moves. I will have a look at the content of the articles. It will only take a minor change. All the best, Taketa (talk) 07:49, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome. (In these cases, it's WP:MONOTYPICFAUNA.) Best, Sam Sailor 10:55, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
@Sam Sailor: I have requested the userright to do the renames myself. Could you have a look? All the best, Taketa (talk) 06:36, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Page mover grantedEdit

Hello, Taketa. Your account has been granted the "extendedmover" user right, either following a request for it or demonstrating familiarity with working with article names and moving pages. You are now able to rename pages without leaving behind a redirect, move subpages when moving the parent page(s), and move category pages.

Please take a moment to review Wikipedia:Page mover for more information on this user right, especially the criteria for moving pages without leaving redirect. Please remember to follow post-move cleanup procedures and make link corrections where necessary, including broken double-redirects when suppressredirect is used. This can be done using Special:WhatLinksHere. It is also very important that no one else be allowed to access your account, so you should consider taking a few moments to secure your password. As with all user rights, be aware that if abused, or used in controversial ways without consensus, your page mover status can be revoked.

Useful links:

If you do not want the page mover right anymore, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Thank you, and happy editing! — JJMC89(T·C) 07:15, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Hello JJMC89, thank you very much. I will make good use of it. All the best, Taketa (talk) 07:19, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Taketa,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

More new features are being added to the feed, including the important red alert for previously deleted pages. This will only work if it is selected in your filters. Best is to 'select all'. Do take a moment to check out all the new features if you have not already done so. If anything is not working as it should, please let us know at NPR. There is now also a live queue of AfC submissions in the New Pages Feed. Feel free to review AfCs, but bear in mind that NPP is an official process and policy and is more important.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

Articles are still not always being checked thoroughly enough. If you are not sure what to do, leave the article for a more experienced reviewer. Please be on the alert for any incongruities in patrolling and help your colleagues where possible; report patrollers and autopatrolled article creators who are ostensibly undeclared paid editors. The displayed ORES alerts offer a greater 'at-a-glance' overview, but the new challenges in detecting unwanted new content and sub-standard reviewing do not necessarily make patrolling any easier, nevertheless the work may have a renewed interest factor of a different kind. A vibrant community of reviewers is always ready to help at NPR.

Backlog

The backlog is still far too high at between 7,000 and 8,000. Of around 700 user rights holders, 80% of the reviewing is being done by just TWO users. In the light of more and more subtle advertising and undeclared paid editing, New Page Reviewing is becoming more critical than ever.

Move to draft

NPR is triage, it is not a clean up clinic. This move feature is not limited to bios so you may have to slightly re-edit the text in the template before you save the move. Anything that is not fit for mainspace but which might have some promise can be draftified - particularly very poor English and machine and other low quality translations.

Notifying users

Remember to use the message feature if you are just tagging an article for maintenance rather than deletion. Otherwise articles are likely to remain perma-tagged. Many creators are SPA and have no intention of returning to Wikipedia. Use the feature too for leaving a friendly note note for the author of a first article you found well made or interesting. Many have told us they find such comments particularly welcoming and encouraging.

PERM

Admins are now taking advantage of the new time-limited user rights feature. If you have recently been accorded NPR, do check your user rights to see if this affects you. Depending on your user account preferences, you may receive automated notifications of your rights changes. Requests for permissions are not mini-RfAs. Helpful comments are welcome if absolutely necessary, but the bot does a lot of the work and the final decision is reserved for admins who do thorough research anyway.

Other news

School and academic holidays will begin soon in various places around the Western world. Be on the lookout for the usual increase in hoax, attack, and other junk pages.

Our next newsletter might be announcing details of a possible election for co-ordinators of NPR. If you think you have what it takes to micro manage NPR, take a look at New Page Review Coordinators - it's a job that requires a lot of time and dedication.


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Move requestEdit

Hi Taketa, please see Wikipedia:Bot requests#A bot to rename 474 pages. – Ammarpad (talk) 03:42, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

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