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WP 1.0 bot announcement edit

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RfC: Self-government edit

Talk:Gibraltar#RfC:_Self-government Guy (Help!) 11:55, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Unreferenced living people articles bot edit

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GA Review of Our Lady of Europe edit

I have undertaken the review of this article against the Good Article criteria, per its nomination for Good Article status. A number of outstanding problems have been identified, however. The shortness of the lead is a particular concern and grounds for immediate failure. However, I have kept the review open to allow editors time to rectify the issues identified, which can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me. ✽ Juniper§ Liege (TALK) 07:11, 1 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Gibraltar articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release edit

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

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WikiProject cleanup listing edit

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:26, 7 November 2010 (UTC)Reply

We Need Your Help Please edit

We have begun an RFC at the Gibraltar article. The section for discussion is here. We really need a wider audience to help us with suggestions. Since this is one of the articles in your project area we would appreciate your assistance. Thanks! JodyB talk 11:28, 21 November 2010 (UTC)Reply

Catholicism in Gibraltar Article Error. edit

States current Bishop is Charles Caruana. Not the case - New Bishop is Ralph Heskett. Don't know dates and stuff thou

Bishop Ralph Heskett has moved to Hallam, and the See is now vacant. The article has been updated to state this. Dates have been added and a reference to the website.GibCat (talk) 18:43, 24 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

WikiWomen's History Month edit

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Gibraltar will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Gibraltar's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:06, 1 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Constitution Day edit

In the infobox in Gibraltar, we have Constitution Day listed as a recurring holiday on 29 January, but it's not mentioned anywhere else in the article. Politics of Gibraltar has it, but it's not cited to a reliable source. In fact, I went to the Gibraltar web site, and it appears that it's not even a holiday in 2013. I looked through the official notice archives and only found the listing for 2007. Is this truly an annual holiday, or was it just a one-time observance? Thanks. howcheng {chat} 18:42, 28 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi Howchen, it was a one-time observance. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 13:02, 29 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Proposal to lift the Gibraltar-related DYK restrictions edit

A few months ago, there was a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page.

Gibraltar Caves Project - new reference to add..Thanks Chris Stringer edit

Barton, R. N. E.; Stringer, C. B. & Finlayson, J. C. 2012. Neanderthals in context: a report of the 1995-1998 excavations at Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar. Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 75. Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:45, 29 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Map problem edit

I thought I'd mention this here first. Gibraltar is depicted in the wrong place on a number of high usage maps such as this one. Rather embarrassing. Abductive (reasoning) 06:24, 2 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Wow, embarrassing indeed! Thanks for pointing this out. What's the extent of the problem, how many more incorrect maps are there? --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 11:15, 2 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
I don't know. It looks like quite a few. I found some in economics-related articles. Probably somebody made one by accident, and people have been using it as a starting point for their maps. I don't know who to talk to about this. Abductive (reasoning) 18:41, 5 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Merge discussion needs input edit

Please consider commenting at stalled merge of Sikorski's death controversy and 1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash at Talk:1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash#Merge. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:12, 9 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Loves Pride 2014 edit

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Europe may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:50, 6 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal edit

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Expert attention edit

This is a notice about Category:Gibraltar articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 20:56, 11 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

WikiProject X is live! edit


Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

Gib wiki expert edit

Can a Gib wiki expert please help in getting activated? Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by BuhoReal (talkcontribs) 17:59, 17 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

Defensible Barracks and Defensible Barracks, Gibraltar edit

These articles both seem to deal with the same barracks, and therefore they should be merged. What are your thoughts on this? Xwejnusgozo (talk) 19:58, 10 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Numbers in navboxes edit

Hi! Anyone mind if I remove the numbers in {{History and Archaeology of Gibraltar}}, {{Caves of Gibraltar}} and {{Places in Gibraltar}}. It's not standard, and the numbers give the false impression that they refer to something other the order in which the links appear in.

Ping template creators: John Cummings and Gibmetal77.

Cheers, jonkerztalk 15:41, 24 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Jonkerz: Makes sense... Go for it! --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 18:38, 27 April 2016 (UTC)Reply
...aaaand it's done :) Also found {{Flora and fauna in Gibraltar}}, which I've nominated for deletion here. jonkerztalk 19:07, 27 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Upcoming "420 collaboration" edit


You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject Gibraltar participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Gibraltar.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 21:51, 10 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

GAR of Gibraltar at 2011 CYG edit

Gibraltar at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Izno (talk) 13:16, 11 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject edit

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.

Background edit

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.

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Request for information on WP1.0 web tool edit

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Moorish Castle#Requested move 23 January 2021 edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Moorish Castle#Requested move 23 January 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vpab15 (talk) 19:41, 28 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Category:People from Gibraltar edit

I have asked a question about the absence of a Category:People from Gibraltar at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Categories#People_from_Gibraltar. – Joe (talk) 11:35, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

User script to detect unreliable sources edit

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.

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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

New Wikipedia Article Suggestion edit

While updating a film on IMDB, I found 100s of duplicate profiles which I merged as usual, a lot of which I updated and archived with their websites, social media profiles, and news stories, all of which I archived too.

One of the people I updated is Hollie Buhagiar born Hollie April Buhagiar aka Hollie April who was born in Gibraltar, and has countless articles about her.

She's a singer, musician, film/TV/video game composer, theatrical music director, and music producer, who has won countless awards.

Projects she's worked on have won a BAFTA, a Porsche Award, a Gold British Arrow, the McLaren Award and two Unity Award nominations.

She's personally won the 2018 Best Composer Award at the Underwire Film Festival, after having received a total of five nominations across two years. She was further nominated for the 2018 Best Sound Design Offie Award with her theatre debut in 'Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties'. In 2020 she took home the Gold for Best Music Track at the LA Motion Picture Festival, the Best Music Award at the Top Indie Awards, and a nomination for Best Music at the UK Fashion Film Festival. In 2021 Hollie won the Best Composer Award at the Paris International Short Film Festival, as well as Best Score at the UVF Festival and various other nominations. Her acclaimed chamber music work for string quintet 'Astilbe' recently had its world premiere performance in Rhode Island and later screened at the annual Hear Her Score concert. She was further honoured with Gibraltar's first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award for her work in the arts and most recently the Michael Danino Award.

She easily qualifies for a Wikipedia article, however I won't be the one to create it. Danstarr69 (talk) 15:39, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Project-independent quality assessments edit

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate 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) 14:15, 11 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Women in Green's 5th Edit-a-thon edit


Hello WikiProject Gibraltar:

WikiProject Women in Green is holding a month-long Good Article Edit-a-thon event in October 2023!

Running from October 1 to 31, 2023, WikiProject Women in Green (WiG) is hosting a Good Article (GA) edit-a-thon event with the theme Around the World in 31 Days! All experience levels welcome. Never worked on a GA project before? We'll teach you how to get started. Or maybe you're an old hand at GAs – we'd love to have you involved! Participants are invited to work on nominating and/or reviewing GA submissions related to women and women's works (e.g., books, films) during the event period. We hope to collectively cover article subjects from at least 31 countries (or broader international articles) by month's end. GA resources and one-on-one support will be provided by experienced GA editors, and participants will have the opportunity to earn a special WiG barnstar for their efforts.

We hope to see you there!

Grnrchst (talk) 14:39, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply