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Draft article for Huawei Honor 9Edit


On behalf of Honor, I'd like to propose some improvements to the Huawei Honor 9 article, which is currently underdeveloped and inappropriately sourced. The draft I've proposed here very closely resembles the Huawei Honor 8 and Huawei Honor 8 Pro articles, and offers an overview of the model's specifications, release, and reception.

I am looking for an uninvolved editor to review the draft for accuracy and neutrality, and copy over content appropriately. The draft is not very long and should not take much time to review. You can read more about the proposed updates within the edit request on the article's talk page. Is there a WikiProject Computing member who can help? Thanks for your consideration. Inkian Jason (talk) 17:32, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 17:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiprojectEdit

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 14:35, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

@Rodw: What happens if I click "Fix"? I don't want to try it because I don't want it to make changes without me seeing what it does. Does it show you each one and ask what to do? Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:44, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
It shows you an interface where each of the disambiguation links to be fixed appears in bold red letters, and clicking on the link brings up a list of options for fixing the link. Sometimes there is a link on the page that does not appear on the interface because it is in some kind of template. However, no harm can come from clicking the "Fix" button. bd2412 T 04:36, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Please come and help...Edit

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:IP camera#Requested move 25 November 2017, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks,  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  02:14, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Re-order bufferEdit

There is a long-standing merge proposal in need of some concrete decision-making; specifically, whether to merge Shelving buffer with Re-order buffer. One comment on the talk page at Talk:Re-order buffer#Shelving buffer says yes, but the claim is unreferenced and my reading of the pages suggests that they are different. Thoughts? Klbrain (talk) 22:24, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@Kvng: thanks for your comments/assessment. I've closed the proposal over there. Klbrain (talk) 13:07, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Dot-com bubble taskforceEdit

Some weeks back Jason Scott peaked my interest with the craziness of the dot-com boom-bubble-crash. The Internet History Podcast has a pretty interesting overview in the Chapter Episodes. Is there an interest in creating a taskforce for tracking, managing, and expanding articles from this era? — Dispenser 03:02, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Splitting public-policy from technical material at Computer securityEdit

  FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Talk:Computer security#Some initial ideas on a split and an overhaul.

Summary: The present article is a mish-mash of material of a general nature (technical, academic, practices, history, terms, incidents, notable-figures) and material of a socio-political nature (infrastructural, regulatory, legal, corporate, financial, espionage and cyberwar, public impacts).

This started as an RM discussion but turned into a scope one. I've proposed that a Cybersecurity article (using the term favored in technology-and-public-policy circles) should be a spinoff, per WP:SUMMARY, for the second group of material, leaving the bulk of the more general info at Computer security (the basic, non-jargon, descriptive term for the field). This would be in keeping with Cyberwarfare, Internet privacy, Internet censorship, Genetically modified food controversies, and numerous other clear splits between technology and technology policy articles (sometimes multiple such articles, e.g. Electronic cigaretteRegulation of electronic cigarettes, Safety of electronic cigarettes, and several others – but let's just start with one here).

I've done a section-by-section review of what needs to be done, but it's just one opinion, so additional input is sought.

Computers: In particular, a whole lot of "cybersecurity" isn't about computers and their security so much as it is about telecommunications infrastructure and its management and control.
 — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  10:43, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Clarification needed on F2FS articleEdit

The F2FS article says, "it supports various parameters not only for configuring on-disk layout, but also for selecting allocation and cleaning algorithms." However, the statement may be ambiguous. If "it" refers to NAND, then the pronoun antecedent agreement is correct. However, "it" may refer to F2FS. Could someone with expertise please clarify the sentence? ProtoArmor (talk) 23:08, 22 December 2017 (UTC)


Please would an experienced editor review Draft:SharkLinux, as the article creator Marpet98 (talk · contribs) has declared a WP:COI as Marcus Petit, creator of the software. – Fayenatic London 09:37, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

FIT USB drivesEdit

Usually, when there is a subject that I am curious about and can't find it on WP, I google about it until I can create an article. I was recently given a FIT USB drive. It is not clear to me if it is as different from standard USB flash drive as Secure Digital and CompactFlash or whether there should be content in the USB flash drive article about them. I also do not understand why some sources discuss mini USB drives while others mention the term FIT USB drives. It seems that these drives moved to 3.0 technology around 2013/14, but I am not sure when these drives first came into being. Can someone find a way to help readers or help me to find content to help readers in this regard.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 16:05, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

You might consider expanding USB flash drive § Size and style of packaging to mention this product line. I'm not sure this deserves an article of it's own. ~Kvng (talk) 14:57, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

PROD noticeEdit

C2.LOP has been proposed for deletion. If you wish to contest the deletion, just remove the tag (and hopefully improve the article). Happy editing! Ajpolino (talk) 21:54, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

WP:DEPRODDED ~Kvng (talk) 14:52, 19 January 2018 (UTC)


Are the sources on eSATAp good? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 04:54, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

They sources could be better. Here are a couple of book sources, [1][2], but by themselves might not be enough for notability. --Mark viking (talk) 05:09, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Nice, thanks! Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 05:24, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

CT ConnectEdit

CT Connect has been tagged for being unencyclopedic and of unclear notability for almost a decade. I'm not sure what we should do with it. Much of it is written as a personal reflection and may be challenging to verify, but there's lots of info in there that looks potentially useful? I'm not sure if the sources exist to support a free-standing CT Connect article, but if anyone know more on the topic perhaps they'd have some input? If not, perhaps we could merge any useful chunks to computer telephony integration, Digital Equipment Corporation, et al? Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Ajpolino (talk) 02:43, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Category:Information storage has been nominated for discussionEdit


Category:Information storage, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 00:32, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

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