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One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

Hello,
Please note that Transglobe Expedition, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 9 March 2020 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Statistics - updatedEdit

Greetings, For Antartica WP I added progression, pie graph, rainbow; added wikilinks "Quality operations" and "Popular pages". JoeNMLC (talk) 14:43, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

FAR climate changeEdit

I have nominated Climate change for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Femke Nijsse (talk) 22:08, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and FloraEdit

Hi! Not sure if this is the right place to ask but thought I'd give it a shot! I've been editing the page for the Agreed Measures and was looking for any help/advice to get this article upgraded from a stub to C-class! Any advice would be extremely appreciated! Thanks Bambixie (talk) 06:35, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Proposed new navboxesEdit

Hello all. I drafted two new navboxes for geographical articles on Antarctica, one for West Antarctica, the other for East Antarctica. I primarily used the information presented in the Geography of Antarctica article. I invite the members of the project to review them in my user space and comment here. I think it's a step up from the 2013 Geography of Antarctica navbox, which isn't very useful at this point, I think. If people think those new ones may be useful, I'll revise them and start to paste them on a few hundred pages...

Ideally, one such navbox should exist for each area to list mountains, glaciers and such, but that would be a herculean task. Robincantin (talk) 02:34, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

High-quality Antarctic exploration-related articles by BrianboultonEdit

A number of Antarctic exploration-related articles were created by Brianboulton back in 2019, who was a long-time contributor on this topic before they passed away. Many are quite high quality, for example Australasian Antarctic Expedition later became an FA. If anyone is interested, it might be good project to re-assess their quality status, and perhaps nominate them for GA or FA assessment if applicable. The most developed articles in this regard are:

Best, CMD (talk) 13:40, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Geography, Features subsection - QuestionEdit

Since 6 August, I am working Cleanup for Antarctica Orphan articles. At Queen Maud Land article, the "See also" section that was accumulating articles was reverted. Wondering if Ok to place these articles as a "Features" subsection under "Geography" heading?

I did similar at Marie Byrd Land Geography section. Because I've already updated hundreds of articles with "See also" section titles, it will be a major task to go back & rename all those SA to "Features" (which I am willing to do) and hoping to reach a concensus here first. Please let me know thoughts & opinions before I continue. Thanks. JoeNMLC (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Article revertsEdit

@4ing: - Regarding recent reverts for "See also" / "Features" section of

Please see question that I opened above. In order to "de-ophan" an artice, I have been adding wikilinks to Antartica locations mentioned in the orphan article. If I'm not allowed to do this, these articles will remain Orphan forever. I am open to any ideas/suggestions of where to place location wikilinks in an article so as to not be reverted. I appreciate an answer of how to solve this as I am not an expert and thought these updates are helping improve Antartica articles. Regards, JoeNMLC (talk) 22:40, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Shifting See Alsos into an article section is not a good idea. Perhaps the best way to group features within a geographical area is a WP:NAVBOX. CMD (talk) 02:12, 20 August 2021 (UTC)
@Chipmunkdavis: - Thanks for the navbox suggestion. After reading up about Orphans, this may be the way to go. In my sandbox, I madeup a partial example at User:JoeNMLC/sandbox/Navbox and invite feedback here. JoeNMLC (talk) 02:52, 20 August 2021 (UTC)
The navbox example is not a collection of significant/relevant articles, it is a collection of otherwise orphaned articles (normally features of low significance). To "unorphan" these articles, they should be linked from nearby features. - 4ing (talk) 04:59, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

Hello,
Please note that Lazarev Sea, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 29 November 2021 (UTC) on behalf of the AFI team

Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated Antarctica for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.

Requested move at Talk:Law-Racoviță Station#Requested move 11 February 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Law-Racoviță Station#Requested move 11 February 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 01:48, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

Time-sensitive help needed fixing up Endurance (1912 ship)Edit

Some time-sensitive help is needed for Endurance (1912 ship) to get it ready for ITN given the discovery of the wreck. Best, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 02:39, 11 March 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:00, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Is south pole capitalized?Edit

I'm copyediting Antarctica for the GOCE May drive and the article is inconsistent on whether it is capitalized or lowercase (and not just between the magnetic and geologic south pole). I'd like to be able to at least make it consistent?

I just checked and apparently the geologic South Pole is capitalized in its article, but not in Antarctica, and the opposite is for the magnetic.

Asparagusus (talk) 14:51, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Merger discussion for AntarcticEdit

  An article that you have been involved in editing—Antarctic—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Chidgk1 (talk) 09:42, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

"Wikipedia:AY" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

  An editor has identified a potential problem with the redirect Wikipedia:AY and has thus listed it for discussion. This discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2022 June 25#Wikipedia:AY until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. Jay (talk) 18:41, 25 June 2022 (UTC)

Featured Article Save Award for AntarcticaEdit

There is a Featured Article Save Award nomination at Wikipedia talk:Featured article review/Antarctica/archive1. Please join the discussion to recognize and celebrate editors who helped assure this article would retain its featured status. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:30, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

Notification of RfC: Flag for AntarcticaEdit

Seeking consensus on which flag to use for Template:Country data Antarctica. Please discuss at Talk:Flag of Antarctica#RFC on main flag used in the country data template if interested. Federalwafer (talk) 04:32, 21 August 2022 (UTC)

New article additionsEdit

I've been adding the new articles I create to the appropriate section of the project page, but I've noticed I'm the only one who's added anything in the last 7 years. Am I using it incorrectly? I assume I'm not the only person who's created new Antarctica articles since 2015. Federalwafer (talk) 14:17, 23 August 2022 (UTC)