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I just wanted to take a moment to remember our good friend and a driving force behind this project, and others, Dravecky. We lost him 4 years ago today, April 23.

An admin, he was honored with 3 good articles and 145 DYKs, plus he had 104,715 edits to his name, including one (his last) the morning he passed. Dravecky was a friend to all, on and off Wikipedia. A SciFi fan above all else. He helped do the behind the scenes stuff (along with his longtime girlfriend Robyn) for FenCon, WhoFest, among many others and met many of his favorite actors and actresses. He loved his University of Alabama Crimson Tide football.

I think I can speak for everyone when I say he is still missed by all here. Roll Tide, Dravecky. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 15:39 on April 23, 2020 (UTC) • #StayAtHome

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/KBQS-LPEdit

Currently before us is an AfD, but it's not your usual AfD. There are a SLEW of hoax edits and it's made it very hard to figure out what end is up in this one. So, please read through it all, consider all the sides and facts, and go from there. It has been relisted (as of today), so we have plenty of time to put our opinions/!votes out on this one. - NeutralhomerTalk • 02:22 on February 28, 2021 (UTC)

Please re-rate WELI at Talk:WELIEdit

The WELI article is currently listed as Stub-Class but no longer truly is that deficient. During January and February 2022, I added many sentences about WELI's past national and local programs and hosts, as early as the 1930s. Citations added from reliable newspapers, magazines, books, and WELI's promotional brochure from circa 1940/1941. Also feel free to assign an importance scale rating. 2600:1000:B12C:901F:571:7E82:20D5:B83F (talk) 21:15, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Hi there, I don't think the article is yet at a position where it can be given C-class, but I agree it's not a stub. I've given it start class as it's good enough to give you a basic summary of the station and such. Fadedmax (talk) 21:24, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

I agree with your assessment, Fadedmax. 2600:1000:B12C:901F:571:7E82:20D5:B83F (talk) 01:50, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

Nigerian radio stationsEdit

I'm pinging some editors for this discussion as recent creators of pages in this field: @Hopilo12, Akintundedaniel, King Ikeoluwa13, James Rhoda, Profayobami, OYENATION, and Wendybethel:

As a user who has worked to combat systemic bias and sometimes overly heavy US-centricity in our media coverage, I'm heartened to see interest in adding new Nigerian radio station articles to Wikipedia and have attempted to assist by adding some infrastructure pieces like navboxes for Lagos and Abuja. I'm also quite worried about the high "return rate" of these articles, so I'm writing here to provide some feedback as an experienced editor in the field of radio stations.

  • Radio stations must meet the general notability guideline. This means that there should be coverage in reliable sources of the station. One of the reasons I'm seeing pages returned to draftspace by page curators is because of lack of sourcing, and unfortunately, I'm not sure where to find it at times. Since Nigeria is not my topic specialty, it's often been difficult to appraise the quality of sources. This is probably easier for stations in major urban areas like Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, and I'd imagine that, with the right material, the vast majority of Lagos/FCT/PH stations would pass GNG as well as a good number in other areas.
  • In some cases, it may be advisable for an article on a network or group of related stations to be consolidated, like Family Love or Nigeria Info.
  • Radio Garden, TuneIn, OnlineRadioBox, etc. are not sources that should be cited. At most, they should be a link in the |webcast= parameter of the infobox.
  • Listings of programming, OAPs/on-air personalities, etc. are not warranted unless the program or OAP is independently notable. This is quite unlikely in most cases, especially given that there won't be many pages.
  • Articles should have a use of {{Infobox radio station}}. The infobox provides a short description and also makes the page a little more presentable.

I take it that some of you are in a coordinated project much like was the case late last year with the grant, since I see several of the new editors are out of the University of Ilorin. I am beyond happy to assist and produce materials on notable radio stations with your help, which I need because this is not my topic and official documentation is rather patchy. As a note, I'm in the western United States, eight hours behind Nigeria. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 23:31, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

Hello Sammie Brie
Thank you for your feedback
It is very helpful
I will be glad to help you with the materials you need James Rhoda (talk) 14:52, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Naming conventions revisionEdit

Hi, I'm looking for advice on a proposal of mine to revise Wikipedia:Naming conventions (broadcasting) with textual improvements and a few changes in practice (mostly for television). You can read it at User:Sammi Brie/NCBC. Your feedback is more than welcome; I do plan to bring this to RfC to replace the existing text but wanted to gauge topic area feedback before doing so. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 06:33, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

This is now being discussed in an RfC at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (broadcasting)#2022 revision proposal. Your comments are welcome. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 03:56, 13 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}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)