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Reduce Router and Firewall listsEdit

We have

The last one is the most advanced page (Firewalls). And I can see a difference to "list of router and firewall distributions" with only little parts of repetitions. The first two can be integrated in this page with no loss of information. Lothrien (talk) 09:49, 6 February 2022 (UTC)

Seems reasonable. I've added merge banners and directed discussion here. ~Kvng (talk) 15:31, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
Agreed. I checked briefly all 4 pages and this is my recommendation:
- I wouldn't combine firewalls and router on one page. They are two distinct functionalities and the List of router and firewall distributions mixes them in the table
- Merge List_of_router_firmware_projects and Comparison_of_router_software_projects into List_of_router_and_firewall_distributions
- Exclude all firewalls from List of router and firewall distributions and insert it into Comparison_of_firewalls
- Rename List_of_router_and_firewall_distributions into Comparison_of_router_software
- Update basic and easy obtainable information to make Comparison_of_router_software valuabe again
I would be able to contribute to this effort since I'm familiar with those topics GavriilaDmitriev (talk) 07:02, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

PSA: Overhaul of the WikiProject_Computing member listEdit

As mentioned on the talk page the member list was overhauled to give it meaning again. Of course the old page has been archived. Everyone active here please enter themselves again to the list. GavriilaDmitriev (talk) 07:43, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

IBM redirectsEdit

Solid Logic Technology redirects to IBM Solid Logic Technology, but IBM Standard Modular System redirects to Standard Modular System. The latter was reversed today. Shouldn't these be consistent? Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:13, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Well, since I wrote this, the other has been redirected in the same way. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:10, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

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

Hello,
Please note that Google, 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!
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Server-side rendering and Server-side generation redirectsEdit

Those should be separated articles (they are redirects now), this in my opinion is very important sice those technologies are something big that emerged in recent years. First there was Web with static HTML, then CSS and JavaScript come, there was server side sripting. And now there are SPA, new thing is SSR ad SSG. They should have their own articles for sure. I've added those sections Server-side scripting and redirects so there is something on the topic and not just blank page. Maybe someone here will be able to make them their own articles. English is not my native language and I'm not that active on En Wiki, that's why I didn't wrote those articles in first place. jcubic (talk) 21:49, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Proposed split at Talk:Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max#Split againEdit

There is a proposed split discussion at Talk:Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max#Split again that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Itsquietuptown ✉️📜 06:13, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

{{Terminal}}Edit

FYI Template:Terminal (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- 65.92.246.142 (talk) 02:09, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of United States of America Computing OlympiadEdit

 

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John V. RoachEdit

John V. Roach, who helped start the personal computer era with the launch of the Tandy TRS-80, has died. Any help with his article would be appreciated. Thriley (talk) 06:19, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

Splitting entries from Category:Virtualization software to Category:VirtualizationEdit

Per this CFD that I recently closed, Category:Virtualization software is becoming a set category specifically for virtualization software, while entries about the topic of virtualization should go into Category:Virtualization. I started moving a few articles into Category:Virtualization, but I'd like to ask if someone with experience about the subject matter can look into this and make sure that the split is proper and complete. Thanks! bibliomaniac15 05:09, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

FLRC for List of Computer CriminalsEdit

I have nominated List of computer criminals for featured list removal. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 18:02, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

RfC regarding IP over Avian Carriers imageEdit

Should an image of a dead pigeon be used to illustrate packet loss? Please offer opinions at the RfC. Johnuniq (talk) 08:31, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Comparison of free and open-source software licences#Requested move 28 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Comparison of free and open-source software licences#Requested move 28 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 23:00, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Virtual Threads and Green ThreadsEdit

There is a redirect from Virtual threads to Green threads. There is also a draft on Draft:Virtual threads in review. I have nominated the redirect for deletion, because it appears that Green threads were an implementation of Virtual threads, which confuses a subset and a superset. If the redirect is deleted, the draft can be accepted, and the articles can cross-reference each other. Please comment at the RFD, which is at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2022_April_6#Virtual_threads. Robert McClenon (talk) 04:49, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Peer review of the History of World Wide WebEdit

This peer review of the History of the World Wide Web could use a third opinion. Ruбlov (talkcontribs) 17:37, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Please see latest discussion is at Talk:History of the World Wide Web#Major rewrite. Whizz40 (talk) 13:15, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:IEEE 1394#Requested move 24 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:IEEE 1394#Requested move 24 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 07:07, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

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

Hello,
Please note that Broadband, 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!
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MainframesEdit

Hi everyone. I've created a {{Mainframes}} template. Anyone can give a feedback on that? Would also appreciate much if someone helps me with linking. Thanks! AXONOV (talk) 18:40, 20 April 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) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Request for article assessementEdit

I notice that the article at Arc routing has been rated "A" class by the editor who recently did a massive amount of editing on the article. Since that's an extraordinarily uncommon rating, would someone other than the editor knowledgeable on the topic care to have a look and verify if it is actually appropriate? PianoDan (talk) 21:07, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

It is B or C class. I changed it to B. ~Kvng (talk) 13:42, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

CI/CDEdit

CI/CD:

  • Porter, Jackie (2021-11-11). "Changes to GitLab.com public project CI/CD minute quotas". GitLab. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
    "To...protect GitLab.com from cryptomining abuse..."
    this article needs improving...... 0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 05:44, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Redmi 1#Requested move 24 April 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Redmi 1#Requested move 24 April 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 20:16, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Editor Review Assistance - Fortinet Company PageEdit

Hello, I’m seeking assistance from qualified editors to review COI edit requests I post on the Fortinet article’s Talk page. Will appreciate anyone leaving a comment here saying it’s okay if I ping them in the future for these requests. At the present time there are 2 open requests. Context: Last year Fortinet became aware a undisclosed paid edits warning label had been placed on the article about “Fortinet” in December 2020 after a sock puppet investigation found 2 accounts had made edits in 2018 as part of a broader campaign. Although Fortinet has hired disclosed paid editors in the past, we were not in a position to make uncontroversial reversions to any suspicious edits. Fortinet has been making COI Edit requests and seeking unbiased, disinterested editors to help improve the article in hopes to see the page’s quality improved per the warning label request to ensure that the Wikipedia community trusts the content there again. We’re hoping some of the editors involved with this Wikiproject will assist. Johnwikiwelton (talk) 19:36, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

User:Tothwolf/AmIRCEdit

User:Tothwolf/AmIRC, previously at AmIRC, was deleted via AfD and then restored to user space over a decade ago. The user has not edited since 2016. I am wondering if there is a page to which this content could be merged. BD2412 T 19:19, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

I will adopt that draft. There are probably dozens of reviews/tutorials for AmIRC in Amiga magazines of the late 1990s. Notability is no issue there. Pavlor (talk) 05:07, 20 May 2022 (UTC)

Truth Social frontend appEdit

Has anyone got any reliable source citations about the internals of the Truth Social app, which is claimed to use the Soapbox front-end? In particular, I'm wondering if it just acts as a captive web browser for a cloud-hosted Soapbox instance, or whether TMTG actually ported Soapbox's Elixir code to iOS?

Please see my comments on the matter at Talk:Truth Social#Soapbox front endThe Anome (talk) 12:41, 22 May 2022 (UTC)