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over my t/p, as to the rationale behind my closure. Regards, WBGconverse 11:26, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:RuPaul's Drag Race#RfC on names of transgender contestantsEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:RuPaul's Drag Race#RfC on names of transgender contestants. Nihlus 21:20, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Keep keeping onEdit

  Reagan Ranch
May this image give you the rest and relaxation that the late President Ronald Reagan received when he went to it. I can understand that editing on Wikipedia can be difficult, but hang in there, and continue to improve as an editor, while you continue to attempt to improve Wikipedia. RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 06:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

February 2019Edit

  Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. Constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, but a recent edit of yours has an edit summary that appears to be inaccurate or inappropriate. The summaries are helpful to people browsing an article's history, so it is important that you use edit summaries that accurately tell other editors what you did. Feel free to use the sandbox to make test edits. Thank you. To whit: It's not synth when several sources describe the racist as a racist. Simonm223 (talk) 14:33, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

@Simonm223: It is synth in an article about something completely unrelated to what the sources discuss. Did you even read them? wumbolo ^^^ 14:48, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellEdit

Hey Wumbolo. I was wondering why you nomimated the Kurzgesagt video for deletion for being a fringe theory. While I could understand (but necessarily agree with) deletion for lack of notability, it is not clear to me why Kurzgesagt would be a or would be related to fringe theories.
FWDekker (talk) 00:08, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

I'd like to know, too. For example, in their video about loneliness, they cite mentalhealth.org.uk, nih.gov, theatlantic.com, as well as several academic journal articles, among others. I'm having a hard time seeing how this PROD isn't bad faith. Chris Troutman (talk) 00:32, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • The article has now been deprodded by an IP editor. My concern about fringe theories is that they actually admit to extreme misrepresentation, in their latest video. They deleted the addiction video since then, which had 20 million views, because of pressure from a smaller YouTube channel, and just swept it all under a rug with an apology. Perhaps the majority of their videos are okay, but that's not enough. wumbolo ^^^ 09:16, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
I understand your concern. While it is not known whether the videos were deleted because of pressure from a smaller channel (because criticism of those two videos has been there since they were uploaded), I wouldn't say that they swept it under the rug. In fact, I think they did the opposite: They publicly acknowledged their error and thereby invited more criticism and scrutiny of future videos. I would argue that their apology was an attempt to distance themselves from fringe theories.
But to get back at the topic at hand: I don't think that Kurzgesagt is mainly known for fringe theories. Even if they have at one point supported a fringe theory, I do not think that that is a reason to remove the page. That would be akin to removing a page on a politician because that politician has supported a fringe theory in the past.
FWDekker (talk) 11:59, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

An award for creating the article Fortnite Creative.Edit

  The Special Barnstar
Fortnite Creative is obviously an article that only a man of the highest intellegence would create. Congratulations, you have earned this totally-not-sarcastic barnstar. InvalidOStalk 17:10, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. wumbolo ^^^ 20:09, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Wumbolo,

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.

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AfD Veracity of Donald TrumpEdit

Just FYI, and in case you can fix it... Your close of AfD on this 12 March did not get captured in WP:DRV. And no notice of the AfD had appeared at the article TALK page.

The DRV has a bit of when it was briefly reopened (due to inappropriate closer) and instead.

I’ve done a TALK section at Veracity of statements by Donald Trump to note the AfD had happened, and a permalink to the discussion is there.

Cheers Markbassett (talk) 03:41, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #030, 17 Mar 2019Edit

Previous issue:

Single-page portals: 4,704
Total portals: 5,705

This issue:

Single-page portals: 4,562
Total portals: 5,578

The collection of portals has shrunkEdit

All Portals closed at WP:MfD during 2019

Grouped Nominations total 127 Portals:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/US County Portals Deleted 64 portals
  2. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Districts of India Portals Deleted 30 Portals
  3. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portals for Portland, Oregon neighborhoods Deleted 23 Portals
  4. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Allen Park, Michigan Deleted 6 Portals
  5. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cryptocurrency Deleted 2 Portals
  6. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:North Pole Deleted 2 Portals

Individual Nominations:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Circles Deleted
  2. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Fruits Deleted
  3. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:E (mathematical constant) Deleted
  4. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Burger King Deleted
  5. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cotingas Deleted
  6. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Prostitution in Canada Deleted
  7. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Agoura Hills, California Deleted
  8. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Urinary system Deleted
  9. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:You Am I Deleted
  10. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cannabis (2nd nomination) Reverted to non-Automated version
  11. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Intermodal containers Deleted
  12. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Adventure travel Deleted
  13. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Adam Ant Deleted
  14. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Benito Juárez, Mexico City Deleted
  15. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Spaghetti Deleted
  16. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Wikiatlas Deleted
  17. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Greek alphabet Deleted
  18. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Deleted
  19. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Accounting Deleted G7
  20. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Lents, Portland, Oregon Deleted P2
  21. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Ankaran Deleted
  22. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Jiu-jitsu Deleted G8
  23. Portal:University of Nebraska Speedy Deleted P1/A10 exactly the same as Portal:University of Nebraska–Lincoln also created by the TTH

Related WikiProject:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Quantum portals Demoted

(Attribution: Copied from Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Portal MfD Results)

WikiProject Quantum portalsEdit

This was a spin-off from WikiProject Portals, for the purpose of developing zero-page portals (portals generated on-the-screen at the push of a button, with no stored pages).

It has been merged back into WikiProject Portals. In the MfD the vote was "demote". See Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Quantum portals.

Hiatus on mass creation of PortalsEdit

At WP:VPR, mass creation of Portals using semi-automated tools has been put on hold until clearer community consensus is established.

See Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Hiatus on mass creation of Portals.

The Transhumanist banned from creating new portals for 3 monthsEdit

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Proposal 1: Interim Topic-Ban on New Portals.

Until next issue...Edit

Keep on keepin' on.    — The Transhumanist   09:45, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Categories in Swift PlaygroundsEdit

Hello Wumbolo,

Upon your suggestion I've just added a categories to Swift Playgrounds. Please take a look and, if you have any further suggestions, please let me know. If you think is ok please remove the "improve categories" tag. I've also improved the language of the article towards a more neutral tone. If you think is fine could you please remove the advert tag? if not please let me know how to further improve it.

Thanks, --Coel Jo (talk) 20:07, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

@Coel Jo: thanks, I've removed the category tag now. 6runnerr tagged the article with the advert tag, so they know best what was of concern. wumbolo ^^^ 20:54, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
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