In appreciationEdit

The Hats Off Barnstar
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to formally doff my hat to you in recognition of your work to bring more balance to the main page and TFAs. Long may it continue. Gog the Mild (talk) 20:23, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Smile :)Edit

My BelarusyEdit

Thanks for doing the notifications! Just a note: as I am wearying of doing the bookkeeping for other editors, I am working towards encouraging them to do it themselves rather than doing it for them. In particular, it's troubling how often I read through FAR and have to ping the original nominator to please update the status, so we don't all have to go have a look. It is expected that the nominator will shepherd their own nom, and I'm finding I'm carrying too much of that burden. So I plan to stop doing that :) Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:59, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

@SandyGeorgia: I was willing to do it because it was this editor's first FAR, and I encouraged them to bring it forward. If it was their second or third one, I would insist that they do it themselves. Hopefully they will review other articles! Z1720 (talk) 19:14, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
In this case, I agree ... but was just explaining myself :) Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:19, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

Good Job!Edit

  The Good J b! Award
It's 4:30 in the morning where I am, but I simply couldn't wait on this; I'm highly thankful for your peer review contributions! After Sandy moved on, it was great to see another user carry the torch. By the way, the WikiCup plans on rewarding points for peer reviews in the following years, so hopefully that'll give some new eyes in the field. Now if you'll excuse, my fingers are confused and need sleep... Panini!🥪 09:33, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
BINGO- thanks for carrying on, Z! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:32, 3 February 2022 (UTC)

A cupcake for you!Edit

  Thanks for participating in the WikiProject report! Cheers, and happy February! 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 18:54, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

MobileyeEdit

Hi Z1720. My name is Gideon, I work at Mobileye. I'm reaching out to you because I would like to collaborate on improving the company's article, and saw that you are both an active editor on the page and that you were willing to put a great amount of time and effort to respond to a request that was put up on the Talk page last year. I'm taking a new approach and just put up a new request there now, and would love to hear your thoughts, if you're willing. Thanks! Gideon at Mobileye (talk) 11:13, 6 February 2022 (UTC)

@Gideon at Mobileye: I spend less time these days responding to edit requests, but I encourage you to keep using the edit request system to suggest changes to the Mobileye article. I also encourage you to read through some featured articles like Legend Entertainment or which will give you a sense on how Wikipedia's best articles are written and formatted. Let me know if you have any questions. Z1720 (talk) 15:36, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
Z1720, thanks so much for your response. I appreciate it, and will take a look at articles like Legend Entertainment. As for questions- for now, my edit request was more of a question/discussion point, as I'm hoping to engage others and collaborate towards a final draft, as opposed to simply requesting small changes. If something specific does come up, I will reach out to you for help. If you do decide to get involved, I'd be happy to hear your thoughts. Thanks again for your insight, Gideon at Mobileye (talk) 11:25, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
@Gideon at Mobileye: Although I wish request edits was more of a discussion, the reality is that most editors do not want to discuss COI edits because they want to work on their own articles. It will probably be faster if you write the exact wording you want to appear in the article and ensure that your changes conform to WP:WIKIVOICE, specifically that the text is not trying to promote the company, emphasize unimportant facts or remove unfavorable material. Please also ensure that your draft includes reliable, secondary sources (Wikipedia has a list of reliable and unreliable sources at WP:RS/P). Longer requests usually take longer to complete because editors are less interested in checking those edits, so please be patient and consider making smaller requests (or splitting up the request) if you are able to. Z1720 (talk) 19:06, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
Thank you. Re taking longer- that makes sense and I'll do my best :) Thanks again. Gideon at Mobileye (talk) 13:25, 8 February 2022 (UTC)

Hi Z1720, I hope you are well. My previous edit request was discussed and implemented (thanks for closing it!) and I'm now hoping to gain some clarity regarding the controversy section of the Mobileye article. One editor has already stated his opinion, but I'm not sure his answer addressed the points I brought up. If you have the time, I'd really appreciate you taking a look at Talk:Mobileye. Looking forward to your input! Thank you, Gideon at Mobileye (talk) 09:31, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Evrovidenie/GA1Edit

Z1720, there was a response to your latest GA review comment, but they didn't ping you, so you wouldn't have seen it. Thought I'd let you know! BlueMoonset (talk) 02:46, 8 February 2022 (UTC)

September 17 TFAEdit

Hi Z1720. I see that you have pre-nominated NASA Astronaut Group 2 for the September 17 TFA. I was wondering if you would be open to considering allowing me to pre-nominate September 2019 events in the U.S. repo market instead? The reason I ask is that this article is about events that took place on this specific date, while it seems to me like NASA Astronaut Group 2 is perhaps less clearly tied to September 17 and could potentially run on any day. Of course feel free to let me know if you disagree, there's no pressure at all. JBchrch talk 01:22, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

@JBchrch: Yeah, I'm fine with that. Feel free to replace the nom. Z1720 (talk) 01:24, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! JBchrch talk 01:30, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

Draft:Enzo EnzoEdit

Please review it. Faster than Thunder (talk) 18:34, 13 February 2022 (UTC)

Rahul GandhiEdit

Hi mate, my sincere apology no responding to your comments here. Due to no accessibility of internet at that moment I was not able to address points raised. As of now I will hold this article for a while. Meantime, would you like to leave your suggestions here. Thank you.--25 CENTS VICTORIOUS 🍁 13:16, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

Hubble Space TelescopeEdit

Hi Z1, Before I stopped actively editing on my account (I wasn't logged in yet, because I was in public) due to my new job, can you spot other problems in this article? I'm sure this article is very much in worse shape and a lot of the texts are uncited, but some editor wants to be specific, so I kind of went on to you instead, and so I can maybe sent it into FAR next week at least. 2001:4455:30B:6C00:D50:AF70:E49E:FD5D (talk) 14:09, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Depths of WikipediaEdit

Thanks for promoting Template:Did you know nominations/Depths of Wikipedia! I saw that you wikilinked the other articles mentioned in the hook – any chance you'd be willing to undo that? They're linked from Depths of Wikipedia anyway, and if they're also linked from the hook itself I anticipate that many viewers will click on one of those other articles rather than the article that's actually on DYK. ezlev (user/tlk/ctrbs) 19:20, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

@Ezlev: Done. I cannot guarantee that another editor will not add them back in, so I recommend watchlisting the Prep template. Z1720 (talk) 19:28, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Carol Van StrumEdit

Thank you Z172O for offering the alternative hooks. As I am just starting as a Wikipedia editor, this is my first page creation, and I had no idea what DYK was or how to submit for it before Michael Turnbull wrote me, I would say that the alternative hooks ALT 2b and ALT2d read well to me but I would leave it to those more experienced in the ways of DYK to choose the one most likely to grab a reader's attention. I had put 'barn' in not just because it is where the documents are but also because it sounded catchier to me than an expected word such as 'library'. Thanks for your help and consideration. Please let me know if there is anything I should do. Balance person (talk) 07:30, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

@Balance person: Thanks for your comment here. I see that the hook has been promoted, so continue to follow along the DYK process by going to Template:Did you know/Preparation area 2. If there's a problem with the hook (like someone changes the wording that makes the hook inaccurate) then post your concerns on the DYK talk page at WT:DYK. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here. I hope DYK has been a positive experience for you. Happy editing! Z1720 (talk) 13:27, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild (nom)Edit

I didn't really consider Buck Wild to be core cast, but we can change it to "none of the original core cast members" if you'd like, since buck wild was (thank god) not in Ice Age. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 17:48, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

@Theleekycauldron: I'm fine with this. There might be some OR concerns with "none of the original cast" but I think the information about the recasting in the reception section will cover this. Z1720 (talk) 18:12, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

The DYK BarnstarEdit

  The DYK Barnstar
In appreciation of your hard work. --evrik (talk) 20:27, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
that's funny, i was just here to do the same :) thank you, thank you, thank you for all your work at DYK's prep sets; I've seen you raising questions at DYKNA, too, you've clearly got a sharp eye and your work is quality. I really appreciate it. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 01:40, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

DecomeEdit

Should I go back and add an image to the nomination: Template:Did you know nominations/Decome? --evrik (talk) 16:09, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

@Evrik: up to you. If an image is added, please make a note so that others know that my approval did not consider the image. Z1720 (talk) 16:19, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Would you consider approving the nomination again if I use an image from the article, decome? --evrik (talk) 16:22, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Yeah just ping me and I'll take a look. Z1720 (talk) 16:24, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Done. Thanks. --evrik (talk) 20:43, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

CougarEdit

Could you take a look at Cougar again, thanks. 2001:4455:699:AB00:C192:8362:8DB3:1CA7 (talk) 03:46, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

recheck again. 2001:4455:620:F00:105B:86A6:E072:4642 (talk) 09:28, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

re: this editEdit

good call. very good call. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 01:36, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

DYK promotionEdit

I was curious if there is something wrong with Template:Did you know nominations/Daisy Wood Hildreth. It's currently the oldest biography nomination with no image, but promoters continually seem to skip over it. SL93 (talk) 06:18, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For reviewing at least 15 points worth of articles during the January 2022 GAN Backlog Drive, I hereby present you with this barnstar in my capacity as coordinator. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 03:57, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Adolphe JacquiesEdit

On 21 May 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Adolphe Jacquies, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Adolphe Jacquies was arrested for publishing a poem? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Adolphe Jacquies. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Adolphe Jacquies), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

DYK for James Edward Smith (politician)Edit

On 24 May 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article James Edward Smith (politician), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that James Edward Smith won the mayoralty of Toronto by one vote? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/James Edward Smith (politician). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, James Edward Smith (politician)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Joshua George BeardEdit

On 25 May 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Joshua George Beard, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Joshua George Beard was a member of the first Toronto City Council and the first Toronto School Board of Trustees? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Joshua George Beard. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Joshua George Beard), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

don dunstanEdit

hello, Z1720! i had a question regarding this blurb for this article. i know that a full date is often mentioned in a blurb when it is relevant to the blurb's run date, and this blurb is scheduled to run on the 55th anniversary of dunstan's first inauguration as premier, as mentioned in your tfa nomination. however, i was not sure how best to insert it without going over the limit of 1025 characters. i am assuming that replacing "in 1967" with "on 1 June 1967" would be the best way to insert the date.

to make space for the addition, how do you feel about either replacing "Although he lost the 1967 election" with "After resigning in 1968", or dropping the "in 1999" at the end? the article states that dunstan resigned due to losing a vote of confidence after the 1968 state election, as his party had lost two seats in the election (although technically he had won the election in order to keep the seat for norwood), so i think this rewording may be more accurate. (in addition, i think "1967" may have been meant to be "1968".) also, dunstan's year of death is mentioned in the lifespan at the start of the blurb, so no information would be lost by dropping "in 1999". dying (talk) 05:09, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

@Dying: Any of these solutions works for me. I welcome any improvements to the blurb. I have the template on my watchlist so I will look at your edits and if I have concerns I will contact you. Thanks for doing this. Z1720 (talk) 13:02, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
great, i ended up implementing the rewording and leaving the end of the blurb intact. thanks, Z1720! dying (talk) 22:35, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

DYK for John Hutchison (Canadian politician)Edit

On 31 May 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Hutchison (Canadian politician), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that John Hutchison, in his role as Mayor of Toronto, signed the city's bid to become the capital of the Province of Canada? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John Hutchison (Canadian politician). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, John Hutchison (Canadian politician)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 31 May 2022 (UTC)

DYK for AbishabisEdit

On 31 May 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Abishabis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Abishabis claimed that he could create a map to heaven? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Abishabis. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Abishabis), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:04, 31 May 2022 (UTC)

  Hook update
Your hook reached 11,636 views (484.8 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of May 2022 – nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 02:53, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Alexander ManningEdit

On 2 June 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alexander Manning, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at the time of his death, Alexander Manning was the largest individual taxpayer in Toronto? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alexander Manning. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Alexander Manning), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 2 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK nomination of John Jacob WithrowEdit

  Hello! Your submission of John Jacob Withrow 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) at your nomination's entry and respond there at your earliest convenience. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! SL93 (talk) 00:37, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Warring KennedyEdit

On 5 June 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Warring Kennedy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Warring Kennedy was re-elected as Mayor of Toronto by 14 votes? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Warring Kennedy. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Warring Kennedy), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:03, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

Globular cluster scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Globular cluster article has been scheduled as today's featured article for July 10, 2022. July 1 has a date-linked TFA already. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 10, 2022, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

For Featured Articles promoted recently, there will be an existing blurb linked from the FAC talk page, which is likely to be transferred to the TFA page by a coordinator at some point.

We suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:35, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK for John Jacob WithrowEdit

On 10 June 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Jacob Withrow, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that John Jacob Withrow allegedly did not consult anyone before announcing a permanent exhibition in Toronto? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John Jacob Withrow. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, John Jacob Withrow), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK for AcoutsinaEdit

On 12 June 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Acoutsina, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that records of Acoutsina's captivity allow historians to analyse the eighteenth century French-Eskimo relationship? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Acoutsina. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Acoutsina), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:03, 12 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Pierre AllemandEdit

On 13 June 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pierre Allemand, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on his third expedition to Hudson Bay, Pierre Allemand piloted a captured English ship? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pierre Allemand. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Pierre Allemand), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:03, 13 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Job AbbottEdit

On 15 June 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Job Abbott, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Job Abbott designed the first through cantilever bridge in North America? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Job Abbott. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Job Abbott), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:02, 15 June 2022 (UTC)

"Removing copyright concerns"Edit

Hi there, I'm alarmed by your recent edits at Yi Jeonggyu, like this one ([1]), which have edit descriptions like "removing copyright concerns", but involve no substantial changes. Replacing the word "about" with "approximately" does not make it any less of a copyvio issue - it just makes it harder for automated copyvio checkers to find the issues. Please don't do this! -- asilvering (talk) 04:16, 22 June 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Asilvering: thanks for post your concerns here. This article is currently in the DYK queue prep, and I made the changes to try to bring the article closer to compliance with WP:PLAG. If there are plagiarism concerns, please post on WT:DYK so they can be sorted before this article appears on the main page. Z1720 (talk) 13:08, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
Those changes would not bring it closer to compliance though - changing a single word does not change something that was plagiarism into something that isn't. So if you had plagiarism concerns strong enough to want to tinker with individual words, there is a plagiarism concern! (that you noticed!) You'd have to rewrite the sentence/paragraph to avoid it in that case. -- asilvering (talk) 22:30, 22 June 2022 (UTC)

DYK for George Allsopp (Canadian merchant)Edit

On 3 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George Allsopp (Canadian merchant), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that George Allsopp was arrested three times for not carrying a lantern? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George Allsopp (Canadian merchant). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, George Allsopp (Canadian merchant)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

Speed of light scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 2 August 2022. Please check that the article needs no amendments. Feel free to amend the draft blurb, which can be found at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 2, 2022, or to make comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/August 2022. You may wish to watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:28, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

So many thanks for your diligent work at DYK and FAR.

(t · c) buidhe 20:42, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

Ditto that !!! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:05, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

PrepsEdit

I'm going to be out for a few hours, but leave at least one prep for me? If it makes things easier for you – definitely happier to do both. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 01:56, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

@Theleekycauldron it's bedtime for me, so they are all yours if you want them. Z1720 (talk) 02:04, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

Prep area 6Edit

Hello. Can you confirm if prep area 6 for DYK is for July 22, since in my Green Goblin nom, I asked it to be featured on July 22? — SirDot (talk) 19:33, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

@SirDot: Prep 6 is scheduled to update to the main page on July 22 at 0:00 UTC time. You can see all of the update times at WP:DYK/Q. Z1720 (talk) 19:37, 13 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! — SirDot (talk) 19:44, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

A.C. Monza FA candidateEdit

Hey, how's it going? I see you've reviewed football-related articles for FA in recent years. A.C. Monza has been a candidate for over three weeks, and there are almost no comments. I would really appreciate it if you took some time to leave a comment (it doesn't necessarily have to be a full review) :) Nehme1499 21:12, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

@Nehme1499: Thanks for the invitation. I am not currently reviewing FACs (although I will probably be in August). To increase the likelihood that your article will be reviewed, my suggestion is to review as many other FACs as possible. This will reduce the number of FACs (as your review will help get it promoted) causing editors to be more likely to pick your FAC to review, it will build goodwill among the FAC community so others will want to review yours, and it causes editors to be confident that you understand the FA criteria and thus it will take less time to review your article. Many editors, including me, look at the FAC stats tool before deciding which articles to review, so having a good review-to-nomination ratio causes more editors to review your noms. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Z1720 (talk) 02:18, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Mather Byles AlmonEdit

On 17 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mather Byles Almon, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that three men resigned from the Executive Council of Nova Scotia upon Mather Byles Almon's appointment? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mather Byles Almon. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Mather Byles Almon), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Hector d'Andigné de GrandfontaineEdit

On 26 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hector d'Andigné de Grandfontaine, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Treaty of Breda did not establish the borders of Acadia, so Hector d'Andigné de Grandfontaine established them at the Saint George River? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hector d'Andigné de Grandfontaine. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Hector d'Andigné de Grandfontaine), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:03, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Laure ConanEdit

On 28 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Laure Conan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Angéline de Montbrun by Laure Conan is the first psychological novel written by a French Canadian? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Laure Conan. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Laure Conan), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:03, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Angéline de MontbrunEdit

On 28 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Angéline de Montbrun, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Angéline de Montbrun by Laure Conan is the first psychological novel written by a French Canadian? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Laure Conan. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Angéline de Montbrun), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 00:03, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

Thanks, Z1729, on bringing attention to women and their works by making good use of DYK. Keep up the good work!--Ipigott (talk) 06:17, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Alexander Caulfield AndersonEdit

On 28 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alexander Caulfield Anderson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Alexander Caulfield Anderson (pictured) was the first European to widen and use the Naches Pass? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alexander Caulfield Anderson. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Alexander Caulfield Anderson), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

speed of lightEdit

Z1720, i had a question regarding this blurb for this article. would it be more appropriate to use the link "inertial reference frame" in the blurb, rather than "reference frame"? the article lead links to the more specific topic, though i was not sure if there was another reason for linking the more general topic in the blurb, such as a desire to avoid using overly technical terms on the main page. dying (talk) 21:41, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

@Dying: I am not a subject-matter expert on this so I am a bad person to ask. Maybe @XOR'easter: would have some better insights? Z1720 (talk) 21:45, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
Let's go with "inertial reference frame"; the material in that article is more directly pertinent. XOR'easter (talk) 22:05, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
done. thanks, both of you! dying (talk) 10:06, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

Prep 7Edit

Are we both working on it? --evrik (talk) 17:33, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

@Evrik: Didn't realise that you were working on it. I'll move the sculpture to Prep 1 and pause. (I am blocked from approving a lot of the hooks at the top of the approved list, so it's probably better if you set preps first.) Z1720 (talk) 17:36, 30 July 2022 (UTC)
  • We started almost simultaneously. I got an edit conflict. --evrik (talk) 17:38, 30 July 2022 (UTC)
  • @Evrik: Coyote en Ayuno has been moved, I'll leave Prep 7 to you (and you are also welcome to do prep 1 :P) Z1720 (talk) 17:41, 30 July 2022 (UTC)
  • I can do 1. Can you proof them for me? --evrik (talk) 18:30, 30 July 2022 (UTC)
  • @Evrik:I'll take a look. Other editors will also take a look who are better at fixing up preps (they are a lifesaver!) Z1720 (talk) 18:42, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Horace ArchambeaultEdit

On 31 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Horace Archambeault, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Horace Archambeault introduced a Quebec bill in 1904 that would make employers responsible for workplace accidents, even if they were not negligent? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Horace Archambeault. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Horace Archambeault), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

July songs
 

Thank you for this and constant work for DYK! I have pics from vacation days to offer --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:03, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Joseph-Alfred ArchambeaultEdit

On 1 August 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Joseph-Alfred Archambeault, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Joseph-Alfred Archambeault threatened to excommunicate a writer who criticised the Catholic Church's opposition to the theory of evolution? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Joseph-Alfred Archambeault. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Joseph-Alfred Archambeault), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Thomas Dickson ArchibaldEdit

On 2 August 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Thomas Dickson Archibald, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Thomas Dickson Archibald, when speaking against increasing fines for violating liquor licenses, said "we need only go a step further and make the violation a hanging matter"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Thomas Dickson Archibald. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Thomas Dickson Archibald), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Robert ArmourEdit

On 2 August 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robert Armour, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Robert Armour was entrusted with his children's inheritance from his dead wife, but used it to buy the Montreal Gazette instead? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robert Armour. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Robert Armour), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

Request on 18:18:17, 8 August 2022 for assistance on AfC submission by RosepolicarpioEdit


I want to publish my article on Joaquin Alejandrino Natividad and it keeps getting declined/rejected.  Please let me know exactly what lines I need to edit or what I need to correct.


Rosepolicarpio (talk) 18:18, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

@Rosepolicarpio: thanks for creating articles on Wikipedia. I am going to avoid pointing out line-by-line where changes need to be made because that will take too much time for me. Instead, I highly encourage you to read WP:WIKIVOICE to get some understanding of the tone that Wikipedia articles need to be written in. Essentially, all opinionated statements that are presented as facts need to be reworded. For example, "Mamerto Natividad, Sr. a prominent lawyer and first martyr of Nueva Ecija" Wikipedia cannot state that this person was a prominent lawyer or that they were a martyr, as those are opinions and I doubt the Spanish authorities would consider him a martyr. Those types of statements need to be reworded. This is not the only example, so please look for opinionated statements throughout the whole article. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions. Z1720 (talk) 18:52, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Aerodynamic Forms in SpaceEdit

On 11 August 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aerodynamic Forms in Space, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when creating Aerodynamic Forms in Space in 2010, Rodney Graham was inspired by photographs of misassembled toy model gliders he took in 1977? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aerodynamic Forms in Space. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Aerodynamic Forms in Space), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

AdminshipEdit

It seems to be open season at RfA at the moment, with lots (relatively speaking) of nominations going on, and you had a successful and encouraging ORCP recently, which correlates with my own spot-check of your activities. As you might be aware, I'm supportive of anyone with a good track record of content creation, an appropriate AfD record, and a genuine need for the tools (in your case, DYK) for adminship. Maybe now is the time to go for it? (Paging Barkeep49). Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:54, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

I might be part of the problem here as I've had very high on my to do list finishing a vet for Z1720 but it hasn't quite gotten to the top (Femke who I'd been in contact with before popping back up didn't help matters). I will commit to getting it done no later than this weekend. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 15:26, 12 August 2022 (UTC)
Ah right. I've been checking out some other candidates too, but they're all "not now" (either from me or from them). Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:32, 12 August 2022 (UTC)
Email with vetting results have been sent. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 18:14, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
And from me too Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:06, 16 August 2022 (UTC)
I'm in. But ... y'all are picking off all my help at FAR! I hope their contributions don't decrease ... SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:39, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Alexander Armstrong (Royal Navy officer)Edit

On 13 August 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alexander Armstrong (Royal Navy officer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that upon his rescue, Alexander Armstrong retrieved his journal against his captain's orders, and its publication contradicted the captain's claims about their chances of survival? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alexander Armstrong (Royal Navy officer). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Alexander Armstrong (Royal Navy officer)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

  Hook update
Your hook reached 14,437 views (601.5 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of August 2022 – nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 16:31, 14 August 2022 (UTC)

Gabe HirschowitzEdit

Hi! I'm writing to ask about how to do footnotes correctly for my page on Gabe Hirschowitz because the page keeps getting rejected for not doing footnotes instead of inline citations yet in following the instructions on how to create footnotes I received the last time the page was rejected for this issue, I thought I had fixed the problem. Now, I am confused to learn that I apparently had not and that you consequently rejected the page. Could you please tell me what exactly I'm not doing and how you need me to do it? Phill.Provance (talk) 23:34, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

@Phill.Provance: I edited the draft and placed "citation needed" in the places that need a footnote with the citation. I hope this helps, and let me know if you have any questions. Z1720 (talk) 03:11, 18 August 2022 (UTC)
@Z1720: Thank you so much! I think I've corrected it now. Does it look right? Phill.Provance (talk) 17:04, 11 October 2022 (UTC)

Okay then....Edit

Page untranscluded but up at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Z1720 Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:11, 20 August 2022 (UTC)

Autopatrolled grantedEdit

I noticed that you weren't autopatrolled when you set up your RfA.

Hi Z1720, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled user right to your account. This means that pages you create will automatically be marked as 'reviewed' and no longer appear in the new pages feed. Autopatrolled is assigned prolific creators of articles where those articles do not require further review, and may have been requested on your behalf by someone else. It doesn't affect how you edit; it is used only to manage the workload of new page patrollers.

Since the articles you create will no longer be systematically reviewed by other editors, it is important that you maintain the high standard you have achieved so far in all your future creations. Please also try to remember to add relevant WikiProject templates, stub tags, categories, and incoming links to them, if you aren't already in the habit; user scripts such as Rater and StubSorter can help with this. As you have already shown that you have a strong grasp of Wikipedia's core content policies, you might also consider volunteering to become a new page patroller yourself, helping to uphold the project's standards and encourage other good faith article writers.

Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Schwede66 02:22, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

@Schwede66: Thanks for doing this. I had looked into being autopatrolled a couple of weeks ago, but saw that it suggested that I had created 25 articles, which I haven't done yet. Thank you for entrusting me with this permission, and let me know if there are any concerns with my editing. Z1720 (talk) 13:09, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Daniel ArnoldiEdit

On 26 August 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Daniel Arnoldi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1836, a jury ignored the judge's advice and found Daniel Arnoldi guilty of assaulting a black man? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Daniel Arnoldi. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Daniel Arnoldi), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Vanamonde 00:02, 26 August 2022 (UTC)

  Hook update
Your hook reached 11,214 views (467.3 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of August 2022 – nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 02:31, 27 August 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXCVII, August 2022Edit

 
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Congratulations!Edit

I've closed your RfA as successful. Good luck with your new tools! Maxim(talk) 19:27, 29 August 2022 (UTC)

+1, congrats! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 19:43, 29 August 2022 (UTC)
Good job Z! If you ever get tired of DYK or TFA, I wholeheartedly encourage you to help at NPP. We would be glad to have you! CollectiveSolidarity (talk) 19:53, 29 August 2022 (UTC)
Congratulations Comr Melody Idoghor (talk) 20:46, 29 August 2022 (UTC)
Congratulations! Scorpions13256 (talk) 22:12, 29 August 2022 (UTC)
Congratulations! Hog Farm Talk 02:20, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
Congratulations for your successful RfA! Fourth of this month, a net positive in the month. Thingofme (talk) 03:34, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
Congratulations! I hope you are happy with your new tools. Don't forget about your new, clean mop. The mop will age and become more dirty over the years, but at least you know what to do. Go to Lowe's, get another for free, whatever. Sarrail (talk) 17:30, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Your RfAEdit

I've Maxim has closed your RfA as successful. Good luck with your new tools!

—usernamekiran (talk) 22:26, 29 August 2022 (UTC)

Belated congrats. I missed the party, but nice to see a newly minted content admin :) Ceoil (talk) 08:57, 4 September 2022 (UTC)
Same here, congratulations on adminship! 😁 Johnson524 (Talk!) 01:44, 5 September 2022 (UTC)

A baton for you!Edit

  A baton for you!
Continuing the tradition originally started by Tamzin for DanCherek's RfA, I'd like to pass the baton to you as Wikipedia's newest administrator. Well done on your unanimous RfA! Good luck, and long live the baton!

If I might suggest a second tradition, wouldn't it be nice for new admins to encourage the next one to run (onwiki or via email), so that the baton doesn't stay in the same hands for too long? Femke (talk) 17:10, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

@Femke: I like that idea a lot! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 06:33, 1 September 2022 (UTC)
Clever idea. And congrats. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 06:44, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

Correlation between hook length and viewcount on DYKEdit

There isn't really a great way to collect data for this question – the best I could do is collect all of the viewcount data from July 2022, and measure it against the unadjusted hook length. Unsurprisingly, I found no correlation, linear or otherwise (m=-1.09 vph/char, R2=0.036). What would be a more insightful set of data is if we could measure the same hook fact in different wordings, through A/B testing. I'd be convinced that punchiness doesn't affect viewcount when I see that data turn up no correlation. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 06:32, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

@Theleekycauldron: Thanks for compiling this data. I am keeping an eye on the discussion, and using it to inform my own practice and reviews at DYK. Z1720 (talk) 23:48, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2022).

  Guideline and policy news

  • A discussion is open to define a process by which Vector 2022 can be made the default for all users.
  • An RfC is open to gain consensus on whether Fox News is reliable for science and politics.

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  • An arbitration case regarding Conduct in deletion-related editing has been closed. The Arbitration Committee passed a remedy as part of the final decision to create a request for comment (RfC) on how to handle mass nominations at Articles for Deletion (AfD).
  • The arbitration case request Jonathunder has been automatically closed after a 6 month suspension of the case.

  Miscellaneous

  • The new pages patrol (NPP) team has prepared an appeal to the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) for assistance with addressing Page Curation bugs and requested features. You are encouraged to read the open letter before it is sent, and if you support it, consider signing it. It is not a discussion, just a signature will suffice.
  • Voting for candidates for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees is open until 6 September.

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94th Academy Awards FLCEdit

Hi there,

I was wondering if you could do a proofread of the 94th Academy Awards for featured list consideration. I would greatly appreciate the help.

--Birdienest81talk 19:01, 1 September 2022 (UTC)
@Birdienest81: I'm a little busy at the moment, but I will add it to my to-do list and hopefully get to it in a few days. Z1720 (talk) 23:45, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

COINEdit

Hey, he's only blocked for 5 days, and that was only after an RPP because he wouldn't stop editing. He still needs to respond to the COI. FrederalBacon (talk) 02:47, 3 September 2022 (UTC)

WikiCup 2022 September newsletterEdit

WikiCup 2022 September newsletterEdit

The fourth round of the WikiCup has now finished. 383 points were required to reach the final, and the new round has got off to a flying start with all finalists already scoring. In round 4, Bloom6132 with 939 points was the highest points-scorer, with a combination of DYKs and In the news items, followed by BennyOnTheLoose, Sammi Brie and Lee Vilenski. The points of all contestants are swept away as we start afresh for the final round.

At this stage, we say goodbye to the eight competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia, and we hope you will join us again next year. For the remaining competitors, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them, and importantly, before the deadline on October 31st!

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. The judges are Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:45, 3 September 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Joseph-Alexandre BaileEdit

On 9 September 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Joseph-Alexandre Baile, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Joseph-Alexandre Baile argued against the separation of the parish of Notre-Dame in Montreal, declaring it to be against civil law? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Joseph-Alexandre Baile. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Joseph-Alexandre Baile), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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, 9 September 2022 (UTC)

Chicxulub crater scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Chicxulub crater article has been scheduled as today's featured article for October 6, 2022. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 6, 2022, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

For Featured Articles promoted recently, there will be an existing blurb linked from the FAC talk page, which is likely to be transferred to the TFA page by a coordinator at some point.

We suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:34, 9 September 2022 (UTC)

WallaceEdit

Hi, I saw today on WP Evolutionary Biology that you've nominated this for FAR. Shame, if you'd put a note there instead of on the article's talk page a few weeks back, it'd all have been sorted by now. But we are where we are. I've today sourced the text, removed a few bits that seemed inapposite, renamed a couple of sections and removed some lists which didn't seem necessary. It certainly looks a lot better. I don't know whether it's possible to avoid the whole FAR machinery now that the lever has been pulled - that'd certainly be nicer; I'm basically allergic to reviews, and don't intend to make a habit of rescuing other people's work at FAR. But it'd be a pity if this grand old article by Rusty Cashman bit the dust, and there are very few editors left who seem to have the time, skill, or inclination to do serious work on evolutionary biology. Anything you can do will be gratefully appreciated. Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:01, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

  • @Chiswick Chap: I am sorry that I did not respond to this sooner: real life has been busy. I am happy to see your edits to the article. I do not typically post messages on Wikiproject talk pages about FA concerns because there could be several articles that have concerns, and some projects do not like the large about of notices. However, FAR is very kind about keeping FARs open while improvements are ongoing. When your edits are complete, please post a note in the FAR and ping me, so that I or others can take a closer look. I am also happy to copyedit when information has been added. I'm really excited for this article to be fixed up, as it can re-run at WP:TFA and more editors can learn about this person.
As you know, WP:URFA/2020 is working to improve older FAs, of which Wallace was one of those on this list. WP:FARGIVEN is a template that lists articles that have received an FAR notice (step 1 on WP:FAR). I hope that you will review some of those older articles, or respond to some of the notices that have been placed at FARGIVEN. If you want, I can also prepare a list of suggested articles at URFA/2020 (articles similar to Wallace) that might interest you. Z1720 (talk) 14:35, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

Amador Valley High School scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Amador Valley High School article has been scheduled as today's featured article for October 20, 2022. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 20, 2022, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

For Featured Articles promoted recently, there will be an existing blurb linked from the FAC talk page, which is likely to be transferred to the TFA page by a coordinator at some point.

We suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:33, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Please help: Libelous content on DCG pageEdit

Hi, thanks for your previous help on the page Digital Currency Group. I was hoping you could help out again. I’ve written an urgent proposal about the section Digital Currency Group#Allegations of lending malfeasance at Talk:Digital Currency Group#Request to remove libelous content. I have a disclosed COI. Would you be able to take a look? Thanks much.CertifiedTurtle (talk) 16:26, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXCVIII, September 2022Edit

 
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Books & Bytes – Issue 52Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 52, July – August 2022

  • New instant-access collections:
    • SpringerLink and Springer Nature
    • Project MUSE
    • Taylor & Francis
    • ASHA
    • Loeb
  • Feedback requested on this newsletter

Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --12:21, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2022).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • The Articles for creation helper script now automatically recognises administrator accounts which means your name does not need to be listed at WP:AFCP to help out. If you wish to help out at AFC, enable AFCH by navigating to Preferences → Gadgets and checking the "Yet Another AfC Helper Script" box.

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:43, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

Reviewing draft Tony Mitton bioEdit

Hello I've submitted a draft page on the children's author Tony Mitton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft_talk:Tony_Mitton Comments welcome many thanks david Dz3 (talk) 13:43, 4 October 2022 (UTC)

Laika scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 3 November 2022. Please check that the article needs no amendments. Feel free to amend the draft blurb, which can be found at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 3, 2022, or to make comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/November 2022. I suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks and congratulations on your work. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:36, 10 October 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXCVIII, October 2022Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 15:39, 16 October 2022 (UTC)

FAC?Edit

Hi there, hope you are well! A few months back you were kind enough to review one of my FACs. If you had any spare time, I wondered if you fancied taking a look at this one, which could do with a few more sets of eyes......? Not to worry if not. All the best! -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 07:34, 26 October 2022 (UTC)

The Content Review Medal of MeritEdit

  The Content Review Medal of Merit  
Thanks for your countless reviews and longstanding contributions to the peer review process! Phlsph7 (talk) 13:45, 28 October 2022 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2022Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2022).

  Guideline and policy news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous


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WikiCup 2022 November newsletterEdit

The 2022 WikiCup has drawn to a close with the final round going down to the wire. The 2022 champion is

  •   Lee Vilenski (1752 points), who won in 2020 and was runner up in both 2019 and last year. In the final round he achieved 3 FAs and 15 GAs, mostly on cue sports. He was closely followed by
  •   Bloom6132 (1732), who specialised in "In the news" items and DYKs, and who has reached the final round of the Cup for the past three years. Next was
  •   BennyOnTheLoose (1238), another cue sports enthusiast, also interested in songs, followed by
  •   Muboshgu (1082), an "In the news" contributor, a seasoned contestant who first took part in the Cup ten years ago. Other finalists were
  •   Sammi Brie (930), who scored with a featured article, good articles and DYKs on TV and radio stations,
  •   Kavyansh.Singh (370), who created various articles on famous Americans, including an FA on Louis H. Bean, famed for his prediction of election outcomes. Next was
  •   PCN02WPS (292), who scored with good articles and DYKs on sporting and other topics and
  •   Z1720 (25) who had DYKs on various topics including historic Canadians.

During the WikiCup, contestants achieved 37 featured articles, 349 good articles, 360 featured article reviews, 683 good article reviews and 480 In the news items, so Wikipedia has benefited greatly from the activities of WikiCup competitors. Well done everyone! All those who reached the final round will receive awards and the following special awards will be made, based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. So that the finalists do not have an undue advantage, these prizes are awarded to the competitor who scored the highest in any particular field in a single round, or the overall leader in this field.

  •   Lee Vilenski wins the featured article prize, for a total of 6 FAs during the course of the competition and 3 in the final round.
  •   Kavyansh.Singh wins the featured list prize, for 3 FLs in round 2.
  •   Adam Cuerden wins the featured picture prize, for 39 FPs during the competition.
  •   Z1720 wins the featured article reviewer prize, for 35 FARs in round 4.
  •   Epicgenius wins the good article prize, for 32 GAs in round 1.
  •   SounderBruce wins the featured topic prize, for 4 FT articles in round 1.
  •   Lee Vilenski wins the good topic prize, for 34 GT articles in round 5.
  •   Sammi Brie wins the good article reviewer prize, for 71 GARs overall.
  •   Sammi Brie wins the Did you know prize, for 30 DYKs in round 3 and 106 overall.
  •   Bloom6132 wins the In the news prize, for 106 ITNs in round 5 and 289 overall.

Next year's competition will begin on 1 January and possible changes to the rules and scoring are being discussed on the discussion page. You are invited to sign up to take part in the contest; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors, and we hope to have a good turnout for the 2023 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners and finalists, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:29, 6 November 2022 (UTC)

In further appreciationEdit

  The Special Barnstar
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this barnstar in recognition of your continued work in finding relevant, interesting and good quality candidates for TFA. Please keep them coming. Gog the Mild (talk) 15:27, 8 November 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXCIX, November 2022Edit

 
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WikiCup awardsEdit

 
Awarded to Z1720 for being one of the eight finalists in the 2022 WikiCup.
 
The reviewer prize, awarded to Z1720 for 35 FAC reviews in round 4 of the 2022 WikiCup.

Congratulations on these awards! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:04, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

Assistance for getting started with GAN reviewingEdit

Hi Z1720, I'm planning to get started with GAN reviewing and I thought it might be a good idea for my first review to have a more experienced reviewer in the backseat to make sure I'm not heading in the wrong direction. I was thinking about getting started with a review of the article Julian Pierce since the topic is not difficult, it's not too long, and I have access to most of the sources. Would you mind reviewing my review as I go along or do you know someone else who might be kind enough to give me a hand? Phlsph7 (talk) 16:53, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

@Phlsph7: I'm happy to take a look at the review after you leave your initial comments. Feel free to respond here when you have finished your initial review and I will take a look. Z1720 (talk) 19:11, 10 November 2022 (UTC)
I've finished my initial comments. Overall, the article seems to be in good shape except for a few details. I hope I didn't overlook any important parts. I've listed some ideas on what additional contents might be included but I'm not sure whether these additions are strictly speaking required for GA. Thanks a lot for taking the time to have a look at my review. Phlsph7 (talk) 12:06, 11 November 2022 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 53Edit

The Wikipedia Library: Books & Bytes
Issue 53, September – October 2022

  • New collections:
    • Edward Elgar
    • E-Yearbook
    • Corriere della Serra
    • Wikilala
  • Collections moved to Library Bundle:
    • Ancestry
  • New feature: Outage notification
  • Spotlight: Collections indexed in EDS

Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --11:19, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

List of accolades received by CODA (2021 film) source reviewEdit

Hi there,

I was wondering if you could do a source review for List of accolades received by CODA (2021 film) regarding its featured list promotion.

--Birdienest81talk 21:08, 18 November 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Admin's Barnstar
This year I'm thankful for 12 new admins to add to the admin corps. Thank you for volunteering to take on more responsibilities on the project. We're lucky to have you! Liz Read! Talk! 19:06, 24 November 2022 (UTC)

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