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Standardization for A/AA/AAA battery lead section.Edit

There has been a lot of edits and changes on the A/AA/AAA (+ a few other battery types) battery introduction phrasing. For example: in AA battery, the following openings have all been used and altered in the past 7 days:

  • The AA battery is a
  • The AA battery or double-A battery is a
  • The AA battery, double-A battery, or AA cell is a

Which one of these would be preferable to use as a standard for the other battery articles, or are there any better alternative methods of presenting this information? WikiRavaen (talk) 19:23, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

IMO, no need to include all aliases. Readers just need confidence that the article covers the topic they're looking for. So the question is, would a reader recognize AA and double-A as being the same? Arguable actually. ~Kvng (talk) 15:28, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Voltage rail and friendsEdit

Voltage rail, Power rail, Power supply rails and Voltage rails redirect to Power supply unit (computer)#Power supply rail. Rails aren't just a computer concept; Audio power amplifiers have them too. I would thing redirecting to Power supply would be better but there is no mention of rail in that article. ~Kvng (talk) 17:33, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

Perhaps convert one of those redirects to a stub that wikilinks to Power supply and then redirect the others to the new stub? Constant314 (talk) 20:05, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Simpler to write something directly in power supply and retarget there. Not likely to ever be a substantial article by itself. Also, power rail needs disambiguating from the railway meaning. SpinningSpark 22:30, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
@Spinningspark: I agree and will add this to my todo list. ~Kvng (talk) 14:31, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
I doubt that the subject qualifies for its own entry - these are just conductors. The power busbar stands alone as a very bulky, costly and hazardous thing - but not a power rail carrying one mA of current. Retired electrician (talk) 12:33, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
Agreed, but there is definitely more to say than a simple dicdef and it's not entirely out of the question that this could grow to a standalone article. In some applications the width of the trace (or more to the point, its csa) needs attention paying to it because of the current carried. Rail voltage may be high enough to require a minimum separation distance from other traces. Plus, there is the graphic symbols used for +ve, -ve and 0V rails. Taken together, that makes for a substantial article section at least. SpinningSpark 14:31, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
Dicdef is the starting problem - is there a reliable written definition? seems like the term is self-explanatory and no one cared to elaborate. There's plenty on power rail routing, rail-induced interference, rail-induced distortion etc. - but what is the subject? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Retired electrician (talkcontribs) 17:33, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
I have taken a look at incoming links to these redirects. All links into Power rail had to do with trains and rollercoasters so I retargeted that to Third rail. The others don't have any incoming links so can stay as they are for now. I still think it would be good to add a mention of supply rail in Power supply and will try to get to that someday. ~Kvng (talk) 16:18, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

  Done ~Kvng (talk) 19:05, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Science Competition 2021Edit

Hi! I am here to remind you all that Wiki Science Competition 2021 has started in many countries and territories last week. It will last until November 30th or December 15th, depending on the areas.

WSC is organized every two years, and people from all countries can upload files (the goals are the international prizes) but specific national pages are also set up, for example for the USA or Ireland or New Zealand. Such national competitions (when they exist) act as an additional incentive to participate.

We expect a sitenotice to show up for all readers here on enWikipedia as well, but probably during the second half of the month when all countries with national competitions are open for submission at the same time. In the meantime, if you are planing to upload some nice descriptive photos, infographics or videos to Wikimedia Commons, please consider submitting them using the WSC interface, you might win a prize.--Alexmar983 (talk) 16:00, 10 November 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:High-dynamic-range video#Requested move 18 December 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:High-dynamic-range video#Requested move 18 December 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. — Shibbolethink ( ) 13:50, 27 December 2021 (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)

Panasonic COI edit requestsEdit

Hi! I've posted some COI edit requests at Talk:Panasonic, regarding adding coverage of Panasonic's solar energy business to the article. Sharing in case anyone here is interested in taking a look. Thank you for any help or feedback! Mary Gaulke (talk) 19:12, 21 June 2022 (UTC)