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Latest comment: 1 month ago by Aymatth2 in topic Project-independent quality assessments
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International Year of Caves and KarstEdit

I see that we have now entered International Year of Caves and Karst - is there any push on any group's part on Wikipedia to play a part by improving coverage of these topics during 2021? cheers Geopersona (talk) 11:44, 18 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Articles for delection - Vecors Cave SystemEdit

I have recommended that the article Vercors Cave System be deleted. See here for the discussion. Langcliffe (talk) 17:23, 25 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cueva de las Manos Request for CollaborationEdit

Hi! I'm working on an article on Cueva de las Manos and I would love to collaborate in getting the article to GA class! If you have the time, please feel free to stop by and help with the article. Thanks! Tyrone Madera (talk) 21:09, 17 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

missing assessmentsEdit

Could someone PLEASE assess my 2017 articles Wimsener Höhle, Spanish Society of Speleology and Karst Science as obviously I cant do it myself ? Thank you !--Wuerzele (talk) 22:33, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wuerzele, you can actually assess your own articles up to and including B-class, as can any other user in good standing. Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 05:33, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK? ALERT - Main Page appearance in DYK? - Stephen Bishop (cave explorer)Edit

FYI to all Cave project participants - Stephen Bishop (cave explorer) is appearing in the Main Page's DYK? section TODAY until

  • 15 April 0:00 (UTC), 14 April 20:00(New York/Eastern), 14 April 17:00 (Los Angeles/Pacific), 15 April 1:00 (London/BST), 15 April 9:00 (Tokyo/JST), 15 April 10:00 (Sydney/AEST).

Cheers, Shearonink (talk) 16:51, 14 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. 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) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Split proposed for Cave divingEdit

The article is large. I have proposed splitting out the content on Cave diving regions. Discussion at Talk:Cave diving#Due for a split some time. · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 05:24, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessmentsEdit

Quality assessments are used by Wikipedia editors to rate the quality of articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 13:16, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]