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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello Wugapodes,

Backlog

Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 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.

Coordinator

A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon (you will need to have 'Nominated for deletion' enabled for this in your filters) may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders using Twinkle. They require your further verification.

Paid editing

Please be sure to look for the tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. WMF policy requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines' (SNG). Alternatives to deletion
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves once more with notability guidelines for organisations and companies.
  • Blank-and-Redirect is a solution anchored in policy. Please consider this alternative before PRODing or CSD. Note however, that users will often revert or usurp redirects to re-create deleted articles. Do regularly patrol the redirects in the feed.
Not English
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Tools

Regular reviewers will appreciate the most recent enhancements to the New Pages Feed and features in the Curation tool, and there are still more to come. Due to the wealth of information now displayed by ORES, reviewers are strongly encouraged to use the system now rather than Twinkle; it will also correctly populate the logs.

Stub sorting, by SD0001: A new script is available for adding/removing stub tags. See User:SD0001/StubSorter.js, It features a simple HotCat-style dynamic search field. Many of the reviewers who are using it are finding it an improvement upon other available tools.

Assessment: The script at User:Evad37/rater makes the addition of Wikiproject templates extremely easy. New page creators rarely do this. Reviewers are not obliged to make these edits but they only take a few seconds. They can use the Curation message system to let the creator know what they have done.

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WugbotEdit

I see Wugbot shows as active but hasn't updated the GA report for a couple days. Is everything working alright with it? Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 15:19, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@Barkeep49: Thanks for the heads up. I'm a little busy at the moment, so unfortunately I may not be able to fix this quickly as the problem seems complicated. Pywikibot is raising pywikibot.data.api.APIError: readonly: The database has been automatically locked while the slave database servers catch up to the master which is unexpected given that the other task has been working fine. I'll try updating pywikibot and maybe that will help. Wug·a·po·des​ 17:21, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Curiously, when I ran it manually, the bot was able to write fine. I've since updated the pywikibot version that the GANReport task uses, so hopefully it runs fine at 1:00 UTC. Wug·a·po·des​ 17:56, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Wugapodes, unfortunately it didn't run the GA report at 01:00 on 13 September, and has now also missed 14 September. Can you look in every day or two, and manually run the reports if the automatic doesn't work, at least until we have success for a couple of days in a row? I think it's especially useful given that the GAN backlog drive is ongoing, and the to-be-reviewed totals are dropping quickly, but also so the list of the oldest unreviewed noms doesn't get too far out of date. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Barkeep49 and BlueMoonset: Thanks for being patient! I fixed the error that caused it to fail the last time it tried to run, and did a manual run as well so that it's up to date. Like I said I'm out doing fieldwork and while usually I monitor the bot closely for a few days after issues like this, my access to computers and wifi are limited at the moment. If there continue to be problems, give me a ping and it will be my top priority when I'm online. Wug·a·po·des​ 21:18, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Wugapodes, thanks. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:45, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:U.S. stateEdit

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Please comment on Talk:Right-wing populismEdit

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