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Yet Another Species DraftEdit

I just reviewed another sandbox submission to expand an article on a species:

I encounter these drafts from time to time that are submitting an expanded version of an existing article. It is almost always on a species. We have a lot of articles on species, because there are a lot of species, and many of them are stubs and can be usefully expanded. The question, again, is whether anyone knows if this is a class project, and who the instructor is. Expansion of articles is good, but Articles for Creation is not Articles for Expansion. Robert McClenon (talk) 23:26, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

All I can tell you is it isn't a student who's participating in a Wiki Education class project. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:04, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

Resurrected from the archives (#KMUOS)Edit

See Wikipedia:Education_noticeboard/Archive_21#Project_#KMUOS. @Doug Weller: One of the accounts involved in that previously, Special:Contributions/Asma_Alblooshi, has reappeared recently, and begun again with creating articles which are either terribly sourced and terribly written; or which are outright copyright infringements in (sloppy) translation... RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 02:17, 12 June 2022 (UTC)

@RandomCanadian I'm a bit loathe to block, but there's a real problem here. I would say ANI is the best venue. He might even get offered mentorship. Doug Weller talk 14:46, 12 June 2022 (UTC)
I blame WikiEd. W?F annually collects $35M in profit but nothing is done to stop this disruptive editing. Had I been hired to run WEF I'd've had campus ambassadors on the ground in every country to confront, if not coopt, these instructors. But no, we threw away our volunteers and the entire effort in late 2014. Imagine if WEF were held monetarily responsible for the disruption to our community? (I am not watching this page, so please ping me if you want my attention.) Chris Troutman (talk) 22:21, 24 June 2022 (UTC)
@Doug Weller Is there any reason not to pblock from mainspace like was done for at least some of these students before? I notice this editor is creating some as drafts, but some also directly in mainspace. -- asilvering (talk) 15:45, 14 July 2022 (UTC)
@Primefac pinging primefac who has dealt with these types of -athons and blocked problematic editors. PRAXIDICAE🌈 15:51, 14 July 2022 (UTC)
I'll wait for a response, thanks. Doug Weller talk 16:02, 14 July 2022 (UTC)
If a pblock is considered less bitey than just blocking, go for it. Primefac (talk) 13:53, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
Done. The first article I looked at was a copyright violation, so I deleted it. No time to look at their other articles and drafts. They've been doing this for a while.[1]. Doug Weller talk 14:44, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

Undisclosed art-class (fashion/textile) project is backEdit

Wikipedia:Education noticeboard/Archive 22#Undisclosed art-class (fashion/textile) project is ramping up again. I'm going to take a one-warning-then-block approach. DMacks (talk) 14:37, 14 July 2022 (UTC)

If you ever get any info about the instructor, please let us know! --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:00, 14 July 2022 (UTC)

German translation classEdit

It looks like there is a German-English/English-German translation class going on right now, set to end by the end of this month I think, and run in many previous years. Led, I think, by OberMegaTrans. I noticed it because Draft:The Little Water Sprite just came through AfC without the translation being acknowledged. Flagging it for attention because I can't look into this right now myself but suspect there are many articles created by this group with similar problems and just didn't get caught in AfC. -- asilvering (talk) 15:28, 14 July 2022 (UTC)