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Repeated date format changes on recently deceased individualsEdit

Hey all! Recently, I have been noticing that on many articles about recently deceased individuals, some users have changed the date format from mdy to dmy, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of these articles were created using dates in the mdy format. MOS:DATEFORMAT states that unless there is strong national ties to an English-speaking country, the date format should stay with what the first major contributor (often the page creator) used. As such, I have reverted these changes every time I see them. However, these changes have happened so many times (on Shinji Mizushima, Norihiro Inoue, Toshiya Ueda, Mia Ikumi, Akira Takarada, and most recently Minori Matsushima to name a few) that I wanted to make sure I am justified in reverting these edits each time. Link20XX (talk) 23:43, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

@Link20XX: You are correct in reverting them. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:47, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Moving Draft:Sect Shinto to mainspaceEdit

I think Draft:Sect Shinto is ready for mainspace, can we move it there? MaitreyaVaruna (changing name to Immanuelle) please tag me (talk) 18:59, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

I don't think it is ready for mainspace. You seem to have machine translated the article from Japanese Wikipedia, and as a result it is incoherent in many places (like your previous work at Secular Shrine Theory). I think such articles need to be rewritten from scratch by someone who can read the original sources, and perhaps incorporate some English-language references too. — Goszei (talk) 19:16, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Unlike Secular Shrine Theory there are actually ample English language references happily, so I will work on revising the article with them MaitreyaVaruna (changing name to Immanuelle) please tag me (talk) 19:46, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Osami Nagano#Requested move 9 April 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Osami Nagano#Requested move 9 April 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 03:16, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Template talk:Country data Ryukyu#Requested move 16 April 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Template talk:Country data Ryukyu#Requested move 16 April 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Favonian (talk) 10:53, 23 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)

Question on Kunrei-shiki redirects and using Kunrei-shiki terms in articlesEdit

In this deletion discussion Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2022_May_6#Sinobi-zyutu the nominator argued that if I have a redirect from a Kunrei-shiki spelling (for example "Sinobu-zyutu", the Kunrei version of "Shinobi-jutsu"), the spelling needs to appear as an alternative term in some form in the article body.

There are two questions: 1. Should articles use Kunrei-shiki terms in footnotes and/or otherwise in note sections 2. Should Kunrei-shiki redirects and/or Nippon-shiki terms only be retained if the Kunrei-shiki term and/or the Nippon-shiki term appear(s) in the article?

Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 19:01, 6 May 2022 (UTC)