Hallo edit

Hello Vanderwaalforces,

How are you doing. Please review this article for me. All the Best! Otuọcha (talk) 06:26, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Otuọcha Scooper News is the worst source to be used on Wikipedia, it is nothing but a news aggregator, and everyone knows that. Pieces like this one are outright inappropriate for Wikipedia. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 10:47, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Removed. All the Best! Otuọcha (talk) 10:54, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Also, "Emeka Enyiocha" was mentioned four times (pp. 97, 348, 351, 363) in Ayakoroma, B., each passing mention. There's no mention of him being born in so so year, etc. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 11:00, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
It would be better if you provide the exact page numbers for the other materials. Either way, this subject doesn't meet the general criteria for a standalone entry, it is best to redirect it to the List of Nigerian actors for now. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 11:05, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Enquiry about Nigerian sources edit

Greetings. Please I would like to hear your opinion about the scarcity of online sources for Nigerian notables whose main bulk of work or activities occurred before the advent of the internet so they are not truly represented online. I also would want to discuss with you about the history of Nigerian towns which are not also adequately represented via sources on the internet. I need your email also for a wiki project idea. Thank you. Royalrumblebee (talk) 07:27, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

(talk page stalker): Hello dearest editor, Nigeria has advanced in news coverages and impact in the media. However, there are many articles that are lacking sources due to System bias (late existence of the Internet). There are sources in books, magazines and journals which is accessible from Wikipedia Library or from the Internet free access repositories or local libraries (even by searching the like terms in google) as the case may be. I need your email also for a wiki project idea. Unfortunately, editors are not advised to share their personal contacts with others. You can email here by typing the username of the editor and sendi g message by your registered email on Wikipedia. Regards and thanks for your interest on Nigeria related articles! All the Best! Otuọcha (talk) 10:21, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Otuọcha Editors can choose to share their "email" if they are okay with it, but you are not supposed to share another editors information on-wiki, especially when they have never shared it before. There's more to it here WP:PRIVACY. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 10:42, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Otuọcha, thank you so much for these directions. I am learning fast. Royalrumblebee (talk) 13:13, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Royalrumblebee Hi there. If the wiki project idea isn't private, which it shouldn't, then you can always use this talk page, otherwise, use Special:EmailUser/Vanderwaalforces, the link Otuocha provided above is a long process. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 10:42, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Vanderwaalforces, thank you so much for these replies. Indeed, knowledge is power. I shall make use of the directed resources as presented. I am very grateful. Royalrumblebee (talk) 13:12, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Review Request edit

Hi. Hope you are doing well. Can you please review these two pages - Pariah (2024 film) and Mirza: Part 1 - Joker. Although there are a considerable number of non - English sources, but I hope you would be able to review them.


BhikhariInformer (talk) 12:06, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@BhikhariInformer Hi there, thank you for contributing to Wikipedia. Next time, kindly wait for someone to get to it. I have checked them out though. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 12:40, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for reviewing them.
And I will keep that in mind for my next articles.
BhikhariInformer (talk) 14:06, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

New Pages Patrol newsletter April 2024 edit

Hello Vanderwaalforces,

New Page Review queue January to March 2024

Backlog update: The October drive reduced the article backlog from 11,626 to 7,609 and the redirect backlog from 16,985 to 6,431! Congratulations to Schminnte, who led with over 2,300 points.

Following that, New Page Patrol organized another backlog drive for articles in January 2024. The January drive started with 13,650 articles and reduced the backlog to 7,430 articles. Congratulations to JTtheOG, who achieved first place with 1,340 points in this drive.

Looking at the graph, it seems like backlog drives are one of the only things keeping the backlog under control. Another backlog drive is being planned for May. Feel free to participate in the May backlog drive planning discussion.

It's worth noting that both queues are gradually increasing again and are nearing 14,034 articles and 22,540 redirects. We encourage you to keep contributing, even if it's just a single patrol per day. Your support is greatly appreciated!

2023 Awards


Onel5969 won the 2023 cup with 17,761 article reviews last year - that's an average of nearly 50/day. There was one Platinum Award (10,000+ reviews), 2 Gold Awards (5000+ reviews), 6 Silver (2000+), 8 Bronze (1000+), 30 Iron (360+) and 70 more for the 100+ barnstar. Hey man im josh led on redirect reviews by clearing 36,175 of them. For the full details, see the Awards page and the Hall of Fame. Congratulations everyone for their efforts in reviewing!

WMF work on PageTriage: The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers deployed the rewritten NewPagesFeed in October, and then gave the NewPagesFeed a slight visual facelift in November. This concludes most major work to Special:NewPagesFeed, and most major work by the WMF Moderator Tools team, who wrapped up their major work on PageTriage in October. The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers will continue small work on PageTriage as time permits.

Recruitment: A couple of the coordinators have been inviting editors to become reviewers, via mass-messages to their talk pages. If you know someone who you'd think would make a good reviewer, then a personal invitation to them would be great. Additionally, if there are Wikiprojects that you are active on, then you can add a post there asking participants to join NPP. Please be careful not to double invite folks that have already been invited.

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:27, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi edit

Hello, an article titled AMG Skratch was speedy delected by you it was still in eding process, what was the reason for it ? AMG Skratch (talk) 09:40, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@AMG Skratch Hi there. I won't assume you do not know what a conflict of interest is because you were warned by Liz previously, but you blanked your talk page, which means you saw and read it. You are writing about yourself which is not a thing to do on Wikipedia. See WP:COI again. By the way, the reason I tagged the article for deletion is very much represented on your talk page, so please read it. Take your time to read it, don't just skim through. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 09:46, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
That was not about me in the first place AMG Skratch (talk) 09:50, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
If that was a conflict of interest you should correct in than delecting it AMG Skratch (talk) 09:57, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Draft:Abubakar Sani edit

Hi @Vanderwaalforces

Thank you for reviewing my submission. I appreciate your feedback, this is to notify you that I have incorporated your suggestions to on the article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Abubakar_Sani) . As a newcomer to Wikipedia that is eager to learn and improve, Your guidance on which references to include as inline citations will be invaluable in this process. Please feel free to provide further recommendations or assistance to help my article to meet Wikipedia's standards for inclusion in the mainspace. ~Ana (talk) 15:11, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Christiana Stanley Hi there. It's great to see that you're eager to learn and improve, but I do not see a difference currently. And by the way, this still does no pass WP:GNG. It means, Sani does not currently pass the general criteria for a standalone entry yet. Just focus on other aspects as suggested at Special:Homepage since you're relatively new user. You could get suggestions there on copyediting, etc. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 15:36, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Vanderwaalforces could you kindly provide me with specific suggestions for improving my article to meet the requirements for inclusion in the main space? I'm seeking clarification on why it was rejected and what specific aspects of the WP:GNG criteria it doesn't fulfil. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. ~Ana (talk) 08:10, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

opinion needed edit

Vanderwaalforces, Hello my friend, I here to needed you're opinion on Draft:Hamza Shaikh. I Think this Subject's is notable under WP:NCRIC and I've decided to accept this draft submission from there, What are you're opinion about this subject, please let me known my friend if you see any issue in this draft.  Thanks ~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 05:10, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Aviram7 Hello. Hope you're doing great. Yes, the draft is okay and could be accepted. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 05:18, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Vanderwaalforces, Hmmm.. I'll always try to give our best and positive contributions on english Wikipedia and I known you're also doing great contribute here!, another thing I've waiting for admin who delete Hamza Shaikh after I'll accept this draft from there, thank you for given me your best opinion for the subject.   Thanks ~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 05:57, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Aviram7 You’re awesome, happy editing. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 05:59, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Notification of administrators without tools edit

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Sidequest edit

Hey there, Vanderwaalforces. I wanted to commend you on your hard work and throw a little challenge your way. If you focus on articles that do not have an encyclopedic tone, I present you with... Velizar Popov. I chip away what I can but it's a huge article. Whether you take a look at it or not, happy editing! JTtheOG (talk) 07:53, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@JTtheOG Hi there, you are literally a pro-active NPR and I commend your efforts too. I love copyediting, and I can see lots of WP:WTW on this article, I will work on it in a jiffy. Regards, Vanderwaalforces (talk) 08:17, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@JTtheOG I finished copyediting it :) Vanderwaalforces (talk) 11:09, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Wow! You really meant a jiffy lol. Amazing work. I could not have done it better myself. JTtheOG (talk) 16:28, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Draft:Neelabh Sourav edit

It's a resume, so G1 did not apply. -- Deepfriedokra (talk) 10:18, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Deepfriedokra Hehe, noted, I didn't know I had G1 clicked before clicking G11. Thanks! Vanderwaalforces (talk) 10:19, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I know the feeling. I posted this to the creator's talk page first. -- Deepfriedokra (talk) 10:20, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Deepfriedokra Interesting, haha, I saw your contribs. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 10:22, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I have sent you a note about a page you reviewed edit

Hello, Vanderwaalforces. Thank you for your work on Fredokiss (musician). Pppery, while examining this page as a part of our page curation process, had the following comments:

Did you realize that this was previously salted at Fredokiss?

To reply, leave a comment here and begin it with {{Re|Pppery}}. Please remember to sign your reply with ~~~~. (Message delivered via the Page Curation tool, on behalf of the reviewer.)

* Pppery * it has begun... 18:34, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Pppery Oh damn, thank you, that was in 2020, I wouldn't have known. But it's great you have acted on this one already. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 22:12, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Guild of Copy Editors April 2024 Newsletter edit

Guild of Copy Editors April 2024 Newsletter


Hello and welcome to the April 2024 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since December. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below. We extend a warm welcome to all of our new members. We wish you all happy copy-editing.

Election results: In our December 2023 coordinator election, Zippybonzo stepped down as coordinator; we thank them for their service. Incumbents Dhtwiki and Miniapolis were reelected coordinators, and Wracking was newly elected coordinator, to serve through 30 June. Nominations for our mid-year Election of Coordinators will open on 1 June (UTC).

Drive: 46 editors signed up for our January Backlog Elimination Drive, 32 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 289 articles totaling 626,729 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: 23 editors signed up for our February Copy Editing Blitz. 18 claimed at least one copy-edit and between them, they copy-edited 100,293 words in 32 articles. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: 53 editors signed up for our March Backlog Elimination Drive, 34 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 300 articles totaling 587,828 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

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Progress report: As of 23:17, 11 April 2024 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 109 requests since 1 January 2024, and the backlog stands at 2,480 articles.

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WikiCup 2024 April newsletter edit

We are approaching the end of the 2024 WikiCup's second round, with a little over two weeks remaining. Currently, contestants must score at least 105 points to progress to the third round.

Our current top scorers are as follows:

Competitors may submit work for the second round until the end of 28 April, and the third round starts 1 May. Remember that only competitors with the top 32 scores will make it through to the third round. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs. As a reminder, competitors are strictly prohibited from gaming Wikipedia policies or processes to receive more points.

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Question edit

Good day, I'm not exactly sure about the notability criteria for a record label "Draft:Nnamani Music Group" was declined despite the reliable sources added. I want to know exactly how to improve that. Evilblee (talk) 10:46, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Evilblee perhaps, I have acted on it now. You also need to disclose any UPE or COI, see WP:UPE and WP:COI for guidelines. Do not edit on this topic further if you will not disclose anything. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 17:34, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

DYK for Muslim–Muslim ticket edit

On 15 April 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Muslim–Muslim ticket, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Nigeria's Muslim–Muslim ticket challenges the norm of religious balance in politics? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Muslim–Muslim ticket. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Muslim–Muslim ticket), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. 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.

PMC(talk) 00:02, 15 April 2024 (UTC)Reply