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DYK nomination of Giorgio MitrovichEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Giorgio Mitrovich at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! SL93 (talk) 11:14, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer)Edit

 On 15 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that before Richard Ellis became a photographer, he was a tightrope walker in a travelling circus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Turkish Military CemeteryEdit

 On 19 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Turkish Military Cemetery, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sir Harry Luke called the Turkish Military Cemetery and the adjacent Jewish Cemetery in Marsa, Malta, "the only place in the world where Arabs and Jews lie peacefully together"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Turkish Military Cemetery. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Turkish Military Cemetery), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jewish Cemetery, MarsaEdit

 On 19 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jewish Cemetery, Marsa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sir Harry Luke called the Turkish Military Cemetery and the adjacent Jewish Cemetery in Marsa, Malta, "the only place in the world where Arabs and Jews lie peacefully together"? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jewish Cemetery, Marsa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of St Elmo BridgeEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article St Elmo Bridge you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 21:21, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of St Elmo BridgeEdit

The article St Elmo Bridge you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:St Elmo Bridge for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 21:41, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of St Elmo BridgeEdit

The article St Elmo Bridge you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:St Elmo Bridge for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 03:02, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Giorgio MitrovichEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Giorgio Mitrovich at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:34, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Għarreqin GateEdit

Hello, I just wanted to point out that the name "Għarreqin Gate" is also used in the article Greeks Gate, so it should be rewritten. Cheers, --Hektor Absurdus (talk) 11:22, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

@Hektor Absurdus: Thank you for pointing that out - I just removed the mention of it from the article. Since then I researched a bit about the topic, and came up with the following:
  • This source mentions a "Bieb el Grekin, (Bieb l-Għarreqin), the ‘gate of the Greeks’ at Mdina". This suggests that etymologically, the term Għarreqin was corrupted from Grekin (Greeks). Therefore, the Greeks Gate itself might have originally been colloquially referred to as Bieb l-Għarreqin (Għarreqin Gate).
  • The tunnel leading to the Greeks Gate (for now I'll call it the "Outer Greeks Gate") seems to be officially referred to as Il-Mina tal-Għarreqin (Għarreqin Gate/Tunnel - mina means tunnel in Maltese, but it can also refer to a gate - for example the Hompesch Gate is known as Il-Mina ta' Hompesch). The term Il-Mina tal-Għarreqin refers to this gate on the Planning Authority Geoserver, both in the base text of the map as well as on old survey sheets from 1968.
  • The gate which was opened by the British through Magazine Curtain in the 19th century is sometimes referred to as "Għarreqin Gate", but I believe that this is an error. The confusion probably arose since the street in part of the ditch is called Triq l-Għarreqin (Għarreqin Street), which begins from the "Outer Greeks Gate" and goes all the way down to the fields located below Mdina. The street happens to pass in front of the 19th-century gate. The gate does not seem to have any official name - is not referred to by any name in the 1968 survey sheets or base text of the Geoserver.
On Wikipedia, the confusion arose after I first referred to the 19th-century gate as the "Għarreqin Gate" in this edit I made to the Fortifications of Mdina article in January 2016. I used this source (written in 2013), which in hindsight is not reliable, and since I was not aware of the PA Geoserver at the time I had no idea that the information regarding this gate might be inaccurate. I was not the first person to be misled by this, a book in German written in 2014 also refers to the 19th-century gate as the "Għarreqin Gate". The confusion is summed up in this 2018 article on Lovin Malta.
When I have time I will look into the matter further and edit the articles of Greeks Gate and Fortifications of Mdina appropriately, and I will recategorize the images on Wikimedia Commons (there's quite a lot of confusion there, with "Inner Greeks Gate", "Outer Greeks Gate, "Għarreqin Gate" etc). I will use the term "Għarreqin Gate" to refer only to the tunnel leading to Greeks Gate, since that seems to be the only place officially known by that name.
--Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:06, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
The Greeks Gate, which seems to have been colloquially referred to as Bieb l-Għarreqin in the past
The tunnel leading to Greeks Gate ("Outer Greeks Gate"), which is referred to as Il-Mina tal-Għarreqin
The 19th-century gate through Magazine Curtain, sometimes erroneously called "Għarreqin Gate"

DYK for Giorgio MitrovichEdit

 On 27 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Giorgio Mitrovich, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although Giorgio Mitrovich respected and admired the British, he criticised the British colonial administration of Malta for its lack of freedom of the press? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Giorgio Mitrovich. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Giorgio Mitrovich), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

A year ago ...
 
fortifications of Malta
and memory of buildings
... you were recipient
no. 1848 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

GirnaEdit

Hi! I happened to look at your page on the church of Manikata – nice work! I seem to remember that it caused quite a bit of controversy at the time, and there might perhaps be scope for a Reception section there? Anyway, I went to link girna ... and found that we don't have that page. So I wondered if you might feel like remedying that? I'm sure you'd do it better than I might. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:40, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: Thank you :) You're right - there's room for a lot of expansion in the Manikata church article. I recall it was controversial (I think Archbishop Gonzi did not like the design), and a "Reception" section would be useful. The "Architecture" section can also be expanded.
Regarding the girna link, there are actually articles about it on the French and German Wikipedias (fr:Girna and de:Girna), but not the English Wikipedia! I do intend to write an article on it (or do a translation from one of the existing ones).
For the time being, I am trying to write as many articles as possible on Maltese architecture - therefore for some of the more significant works such as the Manikata church I'm not going into as much detail as possible for now (although I do intend to expand and improve later on). There's a lot of work to be done, but bit by bit I hope to achieve a decent coverage about the topic on Wikipedia. I'll add Girna to my "to do list" since it's definitely a notable topic worthy of its own article.
All the best! --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:30, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Rediffusion HouseEdit

 On 1 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rediffusion House, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rediffusion House in Malta cannot be used for immoral activities? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rediffusion House. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rediffusion House), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of MaltaEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Revenue stamps of Malta you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of No Great Shaker -- No Great Shaker (talk) 17:40, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of the United KingdomEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Spinningspark -- Spinningspark (talk) 23:40, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of MaltaEdit

The article Revenue stamps of Malta you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Revenue stamps of Malta for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of No Great Shaker -- No Great Shaker (talk) 16:41, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of MaltaEdit

The article Revenue stamps of Malta you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Revenue stamps of Malta for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of No Great Shaker -- No Great Shaker (talk) 12:22, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Xwejnusgozo,

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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Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of the United KingdomEdit

The article Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Spinningspark -- Spinningspark (talk) 18:41, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of the United KingdomEdit

The article Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Spinningspark -- Spinningspark (talk) 18:02, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Xwejnusgozo,

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.

News
Discussions of interest

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:States and territories disestablished in 1800Edit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:States and territories disestablished in 1800 requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 20:25, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Xwejnusgozo,

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.

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Aedes DanielisEdit

Hello then. Is it possible to dominate Aedes Danielis to ‘Did you know?’ ? I can add some interesting facts to the article for this purpose. Article has been created within 3 days. Thanks.Continentaleurope (talk) 21:13, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: You can nominate the article for Did you know? today, before the seven day deadline expires so that it will still be new enough. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 16:08, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

It has expired by one day unless expansion helps. Feel free to nominate it if you think is worth it.Continentaleurope (talk) 13:06, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Ottoman architecture in MaltaEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:Ottoman architecture in Malta requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello Xwejnusgozo,

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
  • 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, and if they do have potential, tag as required, then move to draft. Modify the text of the template as appropriate before sending it.
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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Your draft article, Draft:Maltese architectureEdit

 

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New Page Review newsletter November 2019Edit

Hello Xwejnusgozo,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 712 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
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Our next newsletter will announce the winners of some really cool awards.

Coordinator

Admin Barkeep49 has been officially invested as NPP/NPR coordinator by a unanimous consensus of the community. This is a complex role and he will need all the help he can get from other experienced reviewers.

This month's refresher course

Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

Tools
  • It is now possible to select new pages by date range. This was requested by reviewers who want to patrol from the middle of the list.
  • It is now also possible for accredited reviewers to put any article back into the New Pages Feed for re-review. The link is under 'Tools' in the side bar.
Reviewer Feedback

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Second set of eyes
  • Not only are New Page Reviewers the guardians of quality of new articles, they are also in a position to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged for deletion and maintenance and that new authors are not being bitten. This is an important feature of your work, especially while some routine tagging for deletion can still be carried out by non NPR holders and inexperienced users. Read about it at the Monitoring the system section in the tutorial. If you come across such editors doing good work, don't hesitate to encourage them to apply for NPR.
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Arbitration Committee

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Community Wish list

There is to be no wish list for WMF encyclopedias this year. We thank Community Tech for their hard work addressing our long list of requirements which somewhat overwhelmed them last year, and we look forward to a successful completion.


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New Page Review newsletter December 2019Edit

 

Reviewer of the Year

This year's Reviewer of the Year is Rosguill. Having gotten the reviewer PERM in August 2018, they have been a regular reviewer of articles and redirects, been an active participant in the NPP community, and has been the driving force for the emerging NPP Source Guide that will help reviewers better evaluate sourcing and notability in many countries for which it has historically been difficult.

Special commendation again goes to Onel5969 who ends the year as one of our most prolific reviewers for the second consecutive year. Thanks also to Boleyn and JTtheOG who have been in the top 5 for the last two years as well.

Several newer editors have done a lot of work with CAPTAIN MEDUSA and DannyS712 (who has also written bots which have patrolled thousands of redirects) being new reviewers since this time last year.

Thanks to them and to everyone reading this who has participated in New Page Patrol this year.

Top 10 Reviewers over the last 365 days
Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 Rosguill (talk) 47,395 Patrol Page Curation
2 Onel5969 (talk) 41,883 Patrol Page Curation
3 JTtheOG (talk) 11,493 Patrol Page Curation
4 Arthistorian1977 (talk) 5,562 Patrol Page Curation
5 DannyS712 (talk) 4,866 Patrol Page Curation
6 CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk) 3,995 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 3,812 Patrol Page Curation
8 Boleyn (talk) 3,655 Patrol Page Curation
9 Ymblanter (talk) 3,553 Patrol Page Curation
10 Cwmhiraeth (talk) 3,522 Patrol Page Curation

(The top 100 reviewers of the year can be found here)

Redirect autopatrol

A recent Request for Comment on creating a new redirect autopatrol pseduo-permission was closed early. New Page Reviewers are now able to nominate editors who have an established track record creating uncontroversial redirects. At the individual discretion of any administrator or after 24 hours and a consensus of at least 3 New Page Reviewers an editor may be added to a list of users whose redirects will be patrolled automatically by DannyS712 bot III.

Source Guide Discussion

Set to launch early in the new year is our first New Page Patrol Source Guide discussion. These discussions are designed to solicit input on sources in places and topic areas that might otherwise be harder for reviewers to evaluate. The hope is that this will allow us to improve the accuracy of our patrols for articles using these sources (and/or give us places to perform a WP:BEFORE prior to nominating for deletion). Please watch the New Page Patrol talk page for more information.

This month's refresher course

While New Page Reviewers are an experienced set of editors, we all benefit from an occasional review. This month consider refreshing yourself on Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features). Also consider how we can take the time for quality in this area. For instance, sources to verify human settlements, which are presumed notable, can often be found in seconds. This lets us avoid the (ugly) 'Needs more refs' tag.

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Great Siege MonumentEdit

Thanks for your edit of Great Siege Monument - I'm a little bit confused as to why the central figure could be both Fortitude and Valour (given that they are somewhat different things. Most of the online references I've found refer to it as Valour - have you got references for the former? Kilbosh talk 16:39, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

@Kilbosh: When I originally wrote the article in 2017 I included both since I found sources describing the figure as either Fortitude or Valour. Fortitude is used by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and by this book, while Valour is used by Din l-Art Ħelwa and some news sources such as The Malta Independent or Times of Malta (all of these links are cited within the article). --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 16:53, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I take your point, but the book erroneously refers to 'Religion' and 'european'(...) when it should be Faith and Civilisation respectively, while the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage in turn refers to a Din l-Art Helwa website as a reference, which is a dead link. I think the evidence is stronger for Valour. Kilbosh talk 16:59, 7 January 2020 (UTC)