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The redirect WONTFIX, which currently targets Bugzilla, has been nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2018 April 29#WONTFIX. Your comments in the linked discussion are invited. Thryduulf (talk) 12:03, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

I have added Bugzilla#WONTFIX which I hope helps resolve this. Any improvements to this new stubby material are welcomed. ~Kvng (talk) 11:25, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Scene 7 FAR nominationEdit

I have nominated Scene7 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. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leefeni de Karik (talkcontribs) 04:18, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Title issue: the first electronic computer to run a stored programEdit

Please spend a few minutes to review the issues at Talk:Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine#Requested move 24 May 2018 and weigh in on whether Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine ought to be moved to Manchester Baby. Dicklyon (talk) 15:20, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Help needed with an article: Olivetti M20Edit

Hi, I wrote draft about an old computer: [1] However, my English language skills are weak, so I´m not brave enough to move it to the mainspace right now. Can someone look at it and correct spelling errors, rephrase incomprehensible sentences or remove excessive details? Thanks! Pavlor (talk) 06:46, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

I was bold and moved the article to the mainspace. Any corrections/changes are of course welcome. Pavlor (talk) 18:44, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   10:54, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Mojito application directory structure?Edit

Hi! Could someone from this project take a look at Mojito (framework)#Application Directory Structure? It looks very odd to me, like a Wikitable gone wrong, but it was apparently inserted in just this format. Perhaps there is a better way to display this information. Thanks! NotARabbit (talk) 04:16, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

What kind of computer is this a picture of?Edit

  I'm trying to identify this image from Commons. What is this? Some kind of Apple? bd2412 T 19:47, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

It may be some Mac clone, or even generic PC (eg. regular keyboard, two button mouse). The image is too small to say more... Pavlor (talk) 05:15, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Sources for Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single MarketEdit

Please join the discussion on what sources would be adequate for what claims on this time-sensitive article. We have the problem that countless sources point in the same direction, but the usual sources for such aggregate information fail to provide it. --Nemo 07:11, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Computing article alerts stoppedEdit

... Seems to have stopped ... for about a week ... maybe kick a bot? I've put an entry on Wikipedia talk:Article alerts/Bugs#Computing alerts stopped but if anyone has any ideas or better ideas ? Thanks. Djm-leighpark (talk) 17:46, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Resolved (hopefully) ... A good person has done a manual run. Thanks. Djm-leighpark (talk) 18:53, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Merge proposalsEdit

There are two poorly-attended merge proposals in Macro (computer science), dating from January 2017 and July 2017, which might benefit from the attention of an expert or two. Narky Blert (talk) 11:54, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Proposed updates to the Scaled agile framework articleEdit

Hello. On behalf of my employer, Scaled Agile Inc., I've proposed some updates to the Scaled agile framework article, in order to bring it up to date. Please see suggestions for both the "SAFe framework" section and the "Challenges" section on the article's talk page. Additionally, I've suggested secondary sourcing to address the tag at the top of the "Implementation" section. I invite WikiProject members to contribute to the discussion, especially those who may be familiar with scaled agile.

Thank you. JB at Scaled Agile (talk) 16:46, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Marlin (firmware)Edit

Hi all

I've just started Marlin (firmware), I'm not experienced in writing articles about software, so if someone could take a look that would be great.


John Cummings (talk) 09:29, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Notability may be an issue here. I´m not sure sources you used are RS. Pavlor (talk) 12:29, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Proposed split of COBOLEdit

I'd like to request people's views on splitting on the COBOL article (talk page discussion). It's currently over 100 kB and WP:SIZERULE says that such an article "almost certainly should be divided". The History section takes up a lot of that 100 kB and has enough sources to stand on its own. But I'm not sure if that's best action and I'd like advice on whether leaving it as is or removing content would better. EdwardH (talk) 12:32, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Google Pixel Merger DiscussionEdit

The articles Pixel (smartphone) and Pixel 2 could potentially be merged onto the Google Pixel article. Any feedback is welcome and encouraged. The area for discussion can be found here. Plantduets (talk) 16:32, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

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