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Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!Edit

Greetings!

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

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LuhanskEdit

Hello Yaksar!

I noticed that you reverted my edit on the article Luhansk. The geopolitics of that article had obviously become controversial following the events of 2014. Luhansk isn't the only city like that, as there are many many cities in the world which are located on contended territories. I would like to welcome you to participate in the discussion on the talk page, located at Talk:Luhansk#Semi-protected_edit_request_on_23_September_2017. Heptor (talk) 16:54, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the message. Definitely recommend starting a new discussion on the talk page if you'd like to make this shift rather than as part of a separate proposal of 2017. Happy to discuss there, but the short of it is that none of the similar articles from the ongoing Ukraine conflict are designed in similar ways, and to do it this way would be inconsistent and certainly require a broader discussion.--Yaksar (let's chat) 01:28, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

DanburyEdit

I have fixed the links in the mainspace for Danbury and over a quarter of them were meant for a different Danbury, see User:Crouch, Swale/NC v PT#Examples of incoming links. While I don't think lots of incoming links are a necessarily a good sign of a primary topic the number of incorrect ones can be. Notice that in the case of Kenton, 2 were for the pop 237 Kenton, Suffolk village but only 1 was for the 8,195 Kenton, Ohio city which is also a county seat and thus clearly much more important. Do you see how the USPLACE arguments do hold water up to a point due to readers and editors being used to seeing them including the state, the fact that the Suffolk village got more than the Ohio city is telling. Also WP:PLURALPT gives an example of Walls being a DAB despite the structure clearly being far more significant. Crouch, Swale (talk) 13:46, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing the links! The US place point still doesn't negate anything though -- just because a city is referred to with the state name included does not mean it can't also be the primary for the name wihtout. Not sure how these other examples are relevant though.--Yaksar (let's chat) 05:28, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
The US place point can and does affect the "usage" criteria, most readers and editors will quickly work out that most US places have the state included and its claimed that adding the state is common usage (unlike other countries where its just purely for disambiguation). We have to remember that most readers have probably used WP before and will have some idea of its NC. That said given PT#2 you might be able to argue that the Connecticut city meets that. I'd point out that Sydenham which I started a RM at the same time had around 250 mainspace links and only around 5 were for something else (such as the NZ suburb or one of the Australian places) and I don't think Hayfield has many incorrect links. See this point for example of a topic that gets 243x the views of the other plural topics, even if we assumed 90% used the singular the facial expression would still be easily the most common target, not the case for Danbury if we assume 90% use the "City, State" search. Crouch, Swale (talk) 08:09, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
This is a delayed response, so apologies Crouch, Swale. But again, that (most) US cities are included on pages including their state name does not mean they should not be considered among potential topics for the primary topic for a term -- as is the case with Danbury or Albuquerque.--Yaksar (let's chat) 04:15, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
You're right that they should be considered when taking into account primary topics but a similar logic to plurals can be applied namely Because readers and editors are used to seeing titles at the singular form, and can be expected to search for them/link to them in the singular form given that you opposed to moving Peanuts despite Peanut being more important (and about twice as popular!!!). In other words because nearly all US cities include the state readers and editors can be expected to search for them that way. And yes this came up with Durham, Worcester, Plymouth and Bayonne where people were arguing primacy for another topic due to USPLACE, similar to Peanuts. Crouch, Swale (talk) 09:01, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!Edit

Greetings!

After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which have been dedicated to creating and improving content that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Join us in this global edit-a-thon, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing participants in the following manner:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Diversity winner
  • Gender-gap fillers
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
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