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Latest comment: 1 month ago by Shashy 922 in topic Help with Draft on Scientist
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Good article reassessment for AstronomyEdit

Astronomy has been nominated for a 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. Onegreatjoke (talk) 22:41, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mass removal of residence parameter from Infobox scientistEdit

Hi there. I'm trying to get some input from the community on whether we should have a mass-removal of the residence parameter from articles using Template:Infobox scientist. I believe that mass-removing this parameter from the 4,000+ articles will assist by a.) clearing Category:Pages using infobox scientist with unknown parameters so that it can more effectively be used as a maintenance category, and b.) reduce the likelihood that editors will add (often unsourced) information into the infobox about the subject's residence, which doesn't even show up in the infobox. If you could please voice your opinion on the matter, it would be greatly appreciated. Phuzion (talk) 03:28, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just occurred to me that I didn't link the original discussion over at the Template Talk page. I have also cross-posted this to VPT. Phuzion (talk) 04:31, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Signups open for The Core ContestEdit

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Project-independent quality assessmentsEdit

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) 13:53, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with Draft on ScientistEdit

Hi, I've been working on Draft:Sanket Goel for a couple of months and it has been declined 3-4 times. Please help me out with it :) Shashy 922 (talk) 11:10, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]