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Publisher, owner?Edit

Checking over Larry Flynt Publications, Hustler & Hustler Video articles. Larry Flynt is listed as publisher & owner. How is this possible, when he died in February 2021? GoodDay (talk) 05:40, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Good idea to update the article to refer to him as the former publisher and owner, please do go ahead. Ascendingrisingharmonising (talk) 09:20, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

A new account began editing this page today and after several back and forths, I'd like some help on how to handle the changes they want made. The paper was sold in 2017, and the new acc says that the listed editors on the infobox are no longer there. They finally provided this article in an edit summary as proof for removing all three. Even if they're no longer there, isn't it better if a source explicitly states that x y z left in x year? I have zero issue w the page being updated, but rather with how the new acc is handling it and I already rvd them twice today for making unsourced changes. -- Carlobunnie (talk) 22:25, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

Maybe it would be best not to have the editors in the infobox and to just have something in the main body of the article that says 'As of (year), (editor) was an editor' with the year corresponding to the citation? Unfortunately this is quite a tricky thing as editors leaving (even quite prominent magazines) are not always reported anywhere. For example, Simon Grant recently left Tate Etc, which has the highest distribution numbers of any art magazine in the world, after over a decade as the editor, and I have been waiting for months in vain for a reliable 3rd party to report on it that I can cite in the article. Ascendingrisingharmonising (talk) 09:18, 22 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" 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.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

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Help talk:Citation Style 1 has an RFC for possible consensus. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Sideswipe9th (talk) 00:05, 1 July 2022 (UTC) updated RfC location after it was moved Sideswipe9th (talk) 16:06, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Mediaweek (Australian magazine)#Requested move 13 August 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. – robertsky (talk) 18:09, 27 August 2022 (UTC)