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Suggestion by Hunter Kahn (2022-10-07)Edit

A few years ago I drastically expanded the Wikipedia article about the baseball player Stephen Vogt, working it up to GA status. This year, Stephen Vogt retired, which brought some additional attention to the page.

I mentioned on my personal Twitter page that I was the primary author of Vogt's Wikipedia page, which led to me getting contacted by Ben Lindbergh, senior editor at The Ringer and co-host of a baseball podcast called Effectively Wild. It turns out Ben had done a little research about the longest baseball player articles on Wikipedia, and he had been particularly intrigued by why the page about Stephen Vogt was as detailed as those of players like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson.

So over the course of an hour-long conversation via Twitter DM messages, he started asking me questions about why I edited that page, how I went about it, what other pages I've edited, etc. He said he might discuss it on his podcast, and I figured he might give it a 30-second shoutout or something, but he ended up dedicated a full THIRTEEN MINUTES of his podcast to the discussion and to Stephen Vogt's Wikipedia page.

Not sure if this is something that would interest the Signpost, but if you want to listen, the Vogt/Wikipedia discussion can be found at the 17:40 mark of the podcast episode, which was just released today (October 7). The official episode description states: "Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley... share a few words from the diligent author of the retiring Stephen Vogt's exhausting exhaustive Wikipedia page." LOL

Hunter Kahn 15:59, 7 October 2022 (UTC)

@Hunter Kahn: Note that the official description actually says exhaustive Wikipedia page (emphasis mine) — which is a compliment, whereas the version you gave would not be. "Exhaustive" means "exhibiting all the facts or arguments; very thorough". It's a synonym for "complete" or "comprehensive". "Exhausting" means "producing exhaustion (extreme fatigue); having a debilitating effect". It's a synonym for "tiring". Veeeery different words! 😃 FeRDNYC (talk) 02:33, 9 October 2022 (UTC)
  • @FeRDNYC: Oops, yes, an unfortunate (but kind of funny) typo on my part! LOL — Hunter Kahn 02:47, 9 October 2022 (UTC)
Hunter Kahn 15:59, 7 October 2022 (UTC)
Congrats! User:Hunter Kahn That looks like a fast ball belt-high right down the middle. I'm sure somebody will be stepping up to the plate. Smallbones(smalltalk) 17:06, 7 October 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by Tcr25 (2022-10-07)Edit

The Signpost should write about "Wiki Dive" a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon type solo game/exercise/challenge where you start with the Featured Article of the Day (or a random article) and see how quickly you can reach submarine. It makes for some interesting thought exercises as you try to figure out a possible path to follow. (It was originally posted in the Antherwyck Games blog back in May, but I just saw it today.) Carter (Tcr25) (talk) 21:17, 7 October 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by 2600:1011:B13B:392E:5D24:9D70:A7EA:F27 (2022-10-09)Edit

The Signpost should write about... [ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/12-funny-bizarre-wikipedia-pages-231602766.html this] 2600:1011:B13B:392E:5D24:9D70:A7EA:F27 (talk) 03:40, 9 October 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by PerryPerryD (2022-10-12)Edit

The Signpost should write about... User:BeenAroundAWhile, One of (If not the) oldest confirmed wikipedians, who passed away this month. A memorial or an obituary of sorts, to preserve his memory. PerryPerryD Talk To Me 16:07, 12 October 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by Chiswick Chap (2022-10-14)Edit

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has had an interesting effect on other Middle-earth articles, such as on characters in The Lord of the Rings:

https://pageviews.wmcloud.org/?project=en.wikipedia.org&platform=all-access&agent=user&redirects=0&range=latest-90&pages=Aragorn%7CLegolas%7CFrodo_Baggins%7CSamwise_Gamgee%7CGandalf%7CSauron%7CThe_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Rings_of_Power

Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:48, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by MER-C (2022-10-17)Edit

Russian disinformation on the Ukraine war gets noticed: [1] MER-C 18:14, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by JamieF (2022-11-02)Edit

The Signpost should write about... the View it! tool. A new tool for discoverability of images on Commons in development utilizing Structured Data on Commons. I would be happy to write/help write the article, if others are interested. JamieF (talk) 19:19, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by Project Osprey (2022-11-15)Edit

The Signpost should write about... Wikipedia’s Citations Are Influencing Scholars and Publishers an interesting opinion piece with references Project Osprey (talk) 22:04, 15 November 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by Gråbergs Gråa Sång (2022-11-17)Edit

The what-to-do-about-twitter-blue discussion Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Twitter_Blue_and_verified_Twitter_accounts may be worth a mention. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 14:09, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by Novem Linguae (2022-11-19)Edit

The Signpost should write about... Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#RfC on the banners for the December 2022 fundraising campaign. That's looking like pretty big WMF x Community Relations news for this month, which should be included in any WMF roundup type articles. @Bluerasberry, Jayen466, and Kudpung:. –Novem Linguae (talk) 07:05, 19 November 2022 (UTC)

Good suggestion. Andreas has already written a book review for this month's issue, but another WMF article wouldn't hurt - especially as I ironically had to tag the author's Wiki article for serious BLP issues today. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:48, 19 November 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion by Daniel Case (2022-11-25)Edit

The Signpost should write about... University of Kansas archaeologist John Hoopes' praise for Wikipedia's articles in that area at the end of a recent interview in Slate Daniel Case (talk) 07:30, 25 November 2022 (UTC)

doubles of people showing up in new MexicoEdit

The Signpost should write about... 172.56.12.38 (talk) 09:49, 30 November 2022 (UTC) The crew of let's encrypt they are taking over political and justice positions in the state something needs to be done about it muy pronto.