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Amazing body of work on Chinese topics. We're very lucky to have you Zanhe! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:12, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@Dr. Blofeld: Thanks a lot for the encouragement! This is especially meaningful as it's from one of my most respected Wikipedians! -Zanhe (talk) 21:04, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Just overhauled Wuxi. Clean and basic, if you feel like adding more to it go for it, if not no worries. Some of the major cities could really use a restart! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:27, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wang QidongEdit

 On 28 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wang Qidong, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wang Qidong served as the first chair of the first university department of materials science and engineering in China? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wang Qidong. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wang Qidong), 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) 12:01, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Fang RenqiuEdit

 On 29 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Fang Renqiu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Fang Renqiu was a member of the first national football team of the People's Republic of China and later coached the national team? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Fang Renqiu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Fang Renqiu), 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) 00:04, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Zhai XiangjunEdit

 On 29 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zhai Xiangjun, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Zhai Xiangjun's teaching career was interrupted by dental surgery, he began writing English textbooks, two of which have since been adopted by most Chinese universities? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zhai Xiangjun. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zhai Xiangjun), 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) 12:02, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Wade-Giles questionEdit

Hello! Hope you are doing well. I wanted to ask you what the standard is for Wade-Giles on Wikipedia. Is/was there a historical document (like the Hanyu Pinyin Fang'an for Hanyu Pinyin) that is/was followed for passport names in Taiwan and etc other purposes to generate Wade-Giles forms? The reason I'm asking is that my edit which gave 'tih⁴' as the Wade-Giles for '棣' ([1]) was rooted in Wiktionary's choice to give 'tih⁴' as the Wade-Giles for '棣' (click 'Expand' on the drop-down box under Pronunciation on the page). Geographyinitiative (talk) 08:28, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

I noticed that I am having trouble finding "Chu Tih" in google searches for the Ming Emperor of that name, while "Chu Ti" has a lot of results. Geographyinitiative (talk) 08:38, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
@Geographyinitiative: In Wade-Giles, [i] is represented as "i", not "ih". "ih" is only used to represent syllabic consonants, e.g., pinyin zhi would be WG chih, ri would be jih, and so on. So WG for pinyin di should be ti, not tih. Unfortunately, Wiktionary is full of errors, just like Wikipedia. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 08:39, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that sounds much more correct. Thanks. Geographyinitiative (talk) 08:40, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Nie YuanziEdit

 On 30 August 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Nie Yuanzi, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

SpencerT•C 12:42, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Tong DaomingEdit

 On 31 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tong Daoming, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Tong Daoming wrote plays without antagonists? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tong Daoming. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tong Daoming), 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) 12:02, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wang JiafuEdit

 On 1 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wang Jiafu, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that legal scholar Wang Jiafu gave lectures to China's top leaders, including President Jiang Zemin and Premier Li Peng? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wang Jiafu. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wang Jiafu), 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 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lu YonggenEdit

 On 1 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lu Yonggen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Professor Lu Yonggen was named by Harvard Kennedy School as the second most generous Chinese philanthropist of 2017 after donating his entire life savings to South China Agricultural University? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lu Yonggen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lu Yonggen), 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.

valereee (talk) 12:01, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Su ShuyangEdit

 On 2 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Su Shuyang, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in Su Shuyang's tragedy depicting the last day of Lao She's life, the celebrated writer converses with dead characters from his own works before committing suicide? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Su Shuyang. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Su Shuyang), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Frank TsaoEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Frank Tsao 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) 01:15, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Wang BuxuanEdit

 On 2 September 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Wang Buxuan, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

SpencerT•C 02:34, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Moving pages for disambiguationEdit

Hi there! I noticed you recently moved the Liu Shiying to disambiguate the athlete from the architect. There were quite a lot of links to that target that needed changing to the new athlete title. I've fixed all the links now, but in future can you fix the links for any articles you move from a main title? There is no benefit to the reader if a page move breaks dozens of links across many articles, so if there are a bothersome number of incoming links to fix its better to leave the original article as it is and place a hatnote for the new article with the same base name. (I suppose I saw some benefit in learning a little about 20th century architecture in China, though!) Thanks! SFB 21:29, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Sillyfolkboy: Thanks for fixing the dab links! I fixed them in the navboxes I could see from the page, but didn't check other incoming links. I need to remind myself to get into the habit of using a tool like dab fix. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 22:01, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Frank TsaoEdit

 On 3 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Frank Tsao, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese entrepreneur Frank Tsao co-founded the national shipping lines of both Malaysia and Thailand, and was awarded the nobility title Tan Sri by the king of Malaysia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Frank Tsao. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Frank Tsao), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Zhang BaifaEdit

 On 4 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zhang Baifa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after the U.S. Congress passed a resolution urging the IOC to reject Beijing's bid for the 2000 Olympics, the city's vice mayor Zhang Baifa threatened to boycott the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zhang Baifa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zhang Baifa), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Fuzhou & User talk:ASDFGHEdit

Hello again- I'm sorry to bother you, but I wanted to let you know that local language information had been deleted from the Fuzhou page in a way that I felt was inappropriate. I have restored the information, but I want you to know about this if you are interested so that stronger measures can be taken to defend the place of the native language of the Fuzhou area as it is represented on English Wikipedia. (You may be 100% uninterested in the issue, but I wanted to bring it up just in case you were.) If you are willing, I ask you to keep an eye on the Fuzhou page for deprecation in the future. The Girona Manifesto on Linguistic Rights states: "1. Linguistic diversity is a world heritage that must be valued and protected." (Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) See also my new edits on Wikipedia:Manual of Style/China and Chinese-related articles- if you don't like them, let me know. Geographyinitiative (talk) 19:11, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

@Geographyinitiative: I agree with you that linguistic heritage should be protected. Unfortunately, the problem with most Chinese varieties/dialects is that there's no widely accepted standard romanization scheme. Even Cantonese has multiple competing schemes, each with its pros and cons, and none of them ends up being the standard. Please also read WP:RIGHT WRONGS and WP:ADVOCACY. We at Wikipedia should not advocate any causes, no matter how noble they may seem. -Zanhe (talk) 22:34, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Chen JiayongEdit

 On 5 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chen Jiayong, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chen Jiayong was the first Chinese scientist to have a satellite named after him? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chen Jiayong. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chen Jiayong), 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) 00:01, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wu GuoqingEdit

 On 5 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wu Guoqing, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that investigation by detective Wu Guoqing, who was acclaimed as "China's Sherlock Holmes", led to the murder conviction and death sentence of a prosecutor? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wu Guoqing. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wu Guoqing), 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) 12:02, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Chen ShunyaoEdit

 On 6 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chen Shunyao, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Chen Shunyao served as deputy party chief of Tsinghua University, the future Chinese president Hu Jintao was a protégé of hers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chen Shunyao. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chen Shunyao), 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) 00:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Kazuo WadaEdit

 On 6 September 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Kazuo Wada, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

SpencerT•C 01:29, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Mary MaEdit

 On 6 September 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Mary Ma, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

SpencerT•C 01:37, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Cao ShuangmingEdit

 On 6 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cao Shuangming, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that General Cao Shuangming was dismissed as Commander of the Chinese Air Force after it suffered an excessive number of accidents? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cao Shuangming. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cao Shuangming), 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.

valereee (talk) 12:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yu ZhenguiEdit

 On 8 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yu Zhengui, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese Muslim scholar Yu Zhengui worked as a laogai labourer during the Cultural Revolution? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yu Zhengui. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yu Zhengui), 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) 04:50, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wang Guodong (painter)Edit

 On 8 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wang Guodong (painter), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wang Guodong painted some of the world's most recognizable portraits, which inspired Andy Warhol? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wang Guodong (painter). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wang Guodong (painter)), 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) 14:50, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Guo ZhenqianEdit

 On 10 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Guo Zhenqian, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Guo Zhenqian and his successor, Guo Shuyan, both ended their governorships of Hubei prematurely due to disagreement with the province's party secretary? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Guo Zhenqian), 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) 00:01, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Guo ShuyanEdit

 On 10 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Guo Shuyan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Guo Zhenqian and his successor, Guo Shuyan, both ended their governorships of Hubei prematurely due to disagreement with the province's party secretary? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Guo Shuyan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Guo Shuyan), 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, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Stephen Shing-Toung YauEdit

 On 11 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stephen Shing-Toung Yau, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Chinese-American mathematician Stephen Shing-Toung Yau established the "Yau algebra" and the "Yau number"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stephen Shing-Toung Yau. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Stephen Shing-Toung Yau), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:01, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Liu WenxiEdit

 On 12 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Liu Wenxi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Liu Wenxi's art is universally known in China? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Liu Wenxi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Liu Wenxi), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:01, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Xu XiaodongEdit

 On 12 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Xu Xiaodong, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Xu Xiaodong defeated a self-styled kung fu master, who claimed to possess supernatural powers, in 20 seconds? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Xu Xiaodong. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Xu Xiaodong), 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.

valereee (talk) 12:02, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mou ZuoyunEdit

 On 14 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mou Zuoyun, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that twelve years after his death, Mou Zuoyun became the first Chinese person to be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mou Zuoyun. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mou Zuoyun), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Wang BuxuanEdit

 On 14 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wang Buxuan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that research by Chinese professor Wang Buxuan resulted in the doubling of ammonia production at a major chemical plant in Sichuan province? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wang Buxuan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wang Buxuan), 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.

valereee (talk) 12:02, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Yang HongxunEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Yang Hongxun 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) 20:12, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Yu-chien KuanEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Yu-chien Kuan 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 Vanamonde93 -- Vanamonde93 (talk) 21:21, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Steve SawyerEdit

 On 15 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Steve Sawyer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that while Greenpeace activist Steve Sawyer was celebrating his birthday ashore with his crew, French agents bombed and sank their boat, the Rainbow Warrior? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Steve Sawyer. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Steve Sawyer), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:03, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Akane YamaguchiEdit

Hello. Help improve, copy edit the article. Thanks you. Vtukol (talk) 00:39, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

In the spirit of good faith and collaborationEdit

Could you take a look at Sofmap and see if you see any indications it may be notable? If you reply here, please ping me. TIA. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:32, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

@Piotrus: Yes, definitely notable: lots of results from Google books, including Japan Telecom Newsletter which calls it one of Japan's largest consumer electronics and online retailers, and an Economist article from 1996 (no preview) describing it as Japan's largest PC retailer with annual sales of $1 billion. BTW, sorry for the sometimes harsh language I used in the AFDs. I was just frustrated that you'd so casually nominate them for deletion and I had to spend time expanding articles that I had little interest in just to save them from deletion. -Zanhe (talk) 04:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
We all had worse days, I am glad we can agree we both are trying to help. I used to be an inclusionist, before I realized the scope of the paid-for spam problem (see my essay WP:CORPSPAM, and long story short, many marketing companies and a horde of freelancers make it their goal to convert Wikipedia into an advertising platform). It is, of course, time consuming, to see if an entry on a company meets NCORP or not, particularly when majority of sources are in languages one does not speak, particularly when dealing with scripts that one does not recognize. I try my best with WP:BEFORE, but there's always a possibility I miss something. You mention, for example, said GBooks hits, a lot of them are travel guides, some self-published, some reliable. I'll note that we do have Wikivoyage, which can contain tourist-useful entries on otherwise non-notable business entities. The Economist is certainly a reliable source, sadly their online database is only for 1997+, and the site they claim has their older works (https://www.cengage.com) doesn't seem to let me find TE articles (well, at least in the ~2 minutes I was prepared to spend on this particular search there). The snippet view we get is not sufficient that THE covered Sofmap except of mention in passing. Google Scholar, likewise, shows quite a few hits, but they all appear to be mentions in passing. Now, in all honestly, I spend close to 10 minutes researching this, more than sufficient for WP:BEFORE, and I don't see any in-depth coverage of it. Many mentions in passing, plus TE calling it 'the biggest retailer', makes it borderline. As such, I am not going to nominate it right now, but I feel a notability tag is justified, until someone finds better sources, justifying its removal. If this tag is removed I feel there would be no other choice by an AfD trial by fire. PS. The odds are good there's some in-depth coverage in Japanese, but that is beyond my ability to confirm (and this is why deletions discussions are sorted by language, so Wikipedians with relevant skills can step in, like I do for Polish topics for example). Hope this helps you understand where I come from and my modus operandi. Also, do note I am happy to withdraw my noms when I feel my concerns have been addressed, and I don't think spending time saving such articles is a waste of time. This has to be done, sooner than later, because if we let such substub entries stay, they only encourage real spam, suggesting that you don't need references or assertions of notability to get a Wikipedia page. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:14, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
@Piotrus: Your definition of SIGCOV seems to be limited to "English-language sources that are available online", which is quite problematic for East Asian topics. From my experience with Chinese topics, even a passing mention in a major English publication is frequently an indication of significant coverage in Chinese-language publications, most of which are not accessible online (including almost all books and most magazines and newspapers). I'm less familiar with Japanese topics as I don't know the language, but I suspect the situation to be similar. For example, the ja-wiki article for Sofmap (ja:ソフマップ) is 15 years old and contains tons of info with dozens of sources (although some are primary). I know CORPSPAM is a huge issue and I've rejected numerous spam articles at WP:AFC, but from my experience (I've been watching User:AlexNewArtBot/ChinaSearchResult for years), it's almost non-existent for Chinese companies (although there are exceptions such as this). It's probably because their target audience does not generally read English and Wikipedia is blocked by the Chinese firewall. In fact, the main issue is the exact opposite, that people here know so little about Asia that they're unable to recognize extremely notable topics. For example, even after Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce giant, went public on NASDAQ in one of the largest IPOs of 2018 (market cap $30+ billion), its draft article was rejected on AFC as unnotable, and I had to rescue the draft. -Zanhe (talk) 01:03, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
I certainly acknowledge the relevance of non-English sources, I just think that after close to ~15 years, we have to do something about those one line substubs, as their presence sends the wrong message to the readers. However, AfD is less preferable than other venues, and I will try ping you for your opinion about Chinese topics, as I gather you can read that language? (You may want to add WP:BABEL to your userpage). Feel free to ping me regarding any Polish-topics. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:13, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Piotrus: Seriously!? Do you make a habit of doing this every time an AFD doesn't go your way? AFDs aren't wars or legal trials where the winner can demand reparations, but that doesn't mean the loser can demand reparations instead. If you think a particular article is too short to merit a standalone page, just redirect it; this "I don't think it's notable because no one on en.wiki has written an article about it yet, and I'm going to hassle multiple users on their talk pages until they expand it" schtick is really inappropriate. Hijiri 88 (やや) 22:18, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Clearly, some people are still having a bad day... sigh. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:58, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Guizhou problemEdit

Hello- sorry to bother you again. The image (File:China administrative claimed included.svg) that appears on the China page has an incorrect Hanyu Pinyin form (Gùizhōu should be Guìzhōu). I don't know how to edit .svg files- do you have any idea how I can do this? Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:03, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

@Geographyinitiative: I'm clueless with image editing. According to file history, the pinyin diacritics were added by Thucydides411 a few years ago. I'm sure they can fix the problem. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 20:17, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gao Heng (legal scholar)Edit

 On 15 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gao Heng (legal scholar), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after studying excavated legal documents from the ancient Qin dynasty, Gao Heng concluded that Qin's sentence of penal servitude was a lifelong punishment? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gao Heng (legal scholar). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gao Heng (legal scholar)), 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.

valereee (talk) 12:02, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kazuo WadaEdit

 On 16 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kazuo Wada, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Kazuo Wada spent decades building his parents' grocery store into the multinational retailer Yaohan, but became almost penniless after it went bankrupt during the 1997 Asian financial crisis? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kazuo Wada. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kazuo Wada), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:01, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ye ZheminEdit

 On 16 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ye Zhemin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a sherd of pottery found by Ye Zhemin (pictured) led to the identification of the kiln site for the rare Ru ware of the Song dynasty? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ye Zhemin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ye Zhemin), 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.

valereee (talk) 12:01, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yang HongxunEdit

 On 17 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yang Hongxun, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yang Hongxun designed the National Museum of Chinese Writing in the form of an ancient pictographic character from oracle bones? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yang Hongxun. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yang Hongxun), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Yu-chien KuanEdit

The article Yu-chien Kuan 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:Yu-chien Kuan for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Vanamonde93 -- Vanamonde93 (talk) 23:21, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mary MaEdit

 On 18 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mary Ma, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after Mary Ma orchestrated Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's PC division, she was named by Forbes as the 57th most powerful woman in the world? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mary Ma. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mary Ma), 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.

valereee (talk) 12:02, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Ye XuanpingEdit

 On 19 September 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ye Xuanping, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

Stephen 01:29, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Chang LiyiEdit

 On 20 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chang Liyi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after U-2 spy aircraft piloted by Yeh Changti and Chang Liyi were shot down over China, the United States began prioritizing the development of drones at Area 51? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chang Liyi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chang Liyi), 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) 12:03, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yeh ChangtiEdit

 On 20 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yeh Changti, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after U-2 spy aircraft piloted by Yeh Changti and Chang Liyi were shot down over China, the United States began prioritizing the development of drones at Area 51? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yeh Changti), 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) 12:03, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yu DunkangEdit

 On 21 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yu Dunkang, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yu Dunkang. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yu Dunkang), 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.

Vanamonde (Talk) 00:57, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Susan L. MannEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Susan L. Mann 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! feminist (talk) 09:43, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Qiu ZhuEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Qiu Zhu 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) 19:14, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election half-way markEdit

G'day everyone, the voting for the XIX Coordinator Tranche is at the halfway mark. The candidates have answered various questions, and you can check them out to see why they are running and decide whether you support them. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:37, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

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