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Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Singapore: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2021-10-13

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  • Aim to improve to Featured Article level: "Singapore".
  • Consolidate and organise school articles under MOE clusters.
  • Add more pictures and maps.
    • Photograph the Singapore Airlines headquarters (Airline House) by Changi Airport
    • Quality pictures of exteriors of certain rolling stocks on the MRT (on the North East line, Circle line, Downtown line and TEL), especially stored in depots if possible. Also good quality MRT (and LRT) photos of platforms and exits (and exteriors of elevated stations).
  • Clean up articles in "Category:Singapore Chinese dramas", and check the truthfulness of these articles.

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Help neededEdit

Hello. Is there anyone that understands Tamil? Some cleanup needed on MRT/LRT articles on ta.wiki and help would be appreciated. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 03:56, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

Question: National Library BoardEdit

Does anyone have access to the articles in the National Library Board? Like this. Thanks in advance, --Apoxyomenus (talk) 18:29, 14 February 2022 (UTC)

Apoxyomenus, emailed you. – robertsky (talk) 19:18, 14 February 2022 (UTC)
Robertsky Replied. Cheers, --Apoxyomenus (talk) 22:30, 14 February 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Sports notabilityEdit

The current RfC on sports BLP notability guidelines has spawned a number of proposals. The discussion is still ongoing. Not all will pass, some may. My feel is that there will be changes to WP:NSPORTS which will result in mass deletion of BLPs if no action is taken. Many of these articles are tethering just with database sources. For a start, if anyone is interested in saving Singaporean sportsperson BLPs from eventual deletion, please find non-database sources for the athletes of your favourite sports and update them into the BLPs here. – robertsky (talk) 03:12, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Please note that individual sportsperson BLP which passes GNG will of course survive but any other sportsperson whose professional sport league fail any potential WP:NSPORT revision will likely be deleted (if they fail GNG and only quality via sports notability). As per robertsky, do find sources/articles for the leagues and sportsperson and update their articles accordingly.
As per all articles, the best is that all articles should be able to pass GNG on their own rather than relying on other type of notability guidelines. Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 03:35, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
Hi all, the RfC has closed about a month ago and 2 out of 13 proposals (proposal 3 and 5) are accepted with consensus.
Repeating partial statements by the RfC closer :
  • proposal 3 - Taken together (with proposal 4), there is a rough consensus that participation-based criteria are a problem and that the best way forward is to remove them
  • proposal 5 - There is a rough consensus that sports biographies must include at least one reference to a source providing significant coverage of the subject. This is meaningfully different from the proposal; the original proposal required that the source be present from inception, but editors in opposition pointed out the problems with this. Meeting this requirement alone does not indicate notability, but it does indicate that there are likely sufficient sources to meet the GNG. Supporters point out that it has the added benefit of reducing the number of one-sentence biographies based on database entries.
Please do read the updated WP:NSPORT for the updated guidelines and its talkpage on any other discussion/clarification on the update. -- Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 03:36, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Meetup?Edit

Hi, just dropping by here. I just want to ask if you are open to have a meetup soon at any hangout locations in the city. Maybe group of 5 or less? --Exec8 (talk) 12:49, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

AFD on Index of Singapore-related articlesEdit

Hi all, please note that the article Index of Singapore-related articles is currently at a AFD discussion. If there are are any comments, please do leave them at the AFD discussion. Thanks! --Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 01:42, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Kinda new hereEdit

I'm kinda new here, is this the right place for me to start contributing or doing articles? If there was a question to ask, can I answer here or in your talk page as well? SReader65 (talk) 08:28, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

SReader65, welcome~! Feel free to start contributing wherever you want. Maybe a favourite topic or having some online/offline reference which you can write into existing articles? While it is generally quiet here, do feel free to write here, somebody may reply you. Of course, the article talkpage or any editor talkpage are good for discussion as well. -- Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 04:04, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
Justanothersgwikieditor, thanks for the help and discussion, cheers. In the meantime, I might need your help because there was one former Singaporean editor (that's from this group) who have been wrongfully sockpuppeted after going through some abuse or conflict against another user who was also against the edits; I happen to heard of this user but I have no idea on why it was sockpuppet despite the fact the user was clearly innocent (apparently that was actually that other user fault, not this, but I hoped not on running a risk on doing sockpuppet again, nor interfering it). If anyone can help clean the name, that is good. SReader65 (talk) 17:09, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
@SReader65 as the block is an administrative matter, and it may probably gone through a sockpuppet investigation by an admin, the best person to start the conversation with the admins involved is the affected editor themselves. Through SPI, the admins (or CheckUser perm hodlers) may see more information (that is not available to other users like us, such as IP addresses, browser details, etc), thus more patterns that may have connected the different accounts together. – robertsky (talk) 19:57, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
@Robertsky I get it. However, I also want to answer another question that assuming that SPI has already be decided, if there is an eyewitness or anything else, how to appeal or change the outcome? The aim is that to clear the name of the affected editor and that had it had no relation of the sockpuppet.SReader65 (talk) 14:37, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
@SReader65 See WP:UNBAN for details. – robertsky (talk) 17:00, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Telegram group announcementEdit

So.. a few of us here have started a Telegram group for this Wikiproject: https://t.me/wikipedia_singapore. Everyone who's interested in Singapore as a topic is welcome to join. For discourse, we will follow the guidelines at Wikipedia:Discord, where applicable, and readily substituted (i.e. pt 11, Discord TOS -> Telegram TOS). – robertsky (talk) 05:17, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

For personal privacy, please disable showing your telephone number to other people who are not on your contact list. -- Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 06:13, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

FAR for DurianEdit

I have nominated Durian for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 17:35, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Star Awards 2022Edit

I came to your attention after seeing the article having a poor-quality edit, including copyedit, poor Manual of Style and few typography edits. I did the cleaning and certain fixes but said user happen to make few more mistakes on this. I doubt the user who did the article had done a while ago, but I need your help to assess this situation. SReader65 (talk) 04:07, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

New Article: PropertyGuru has been rejectedEdit

Hi, just posted a draft of my first ever article (please go easy on me) about PropertyGuru after many months of fiddling with it. Aside from some copyediting and minor additions to articles, I'm a total newbie to all things Wiki. Any help much appreciated!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:PropertyGuru --Pathologix (talk) 03:55, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Article has been rejected. Kindly requesting any help to edit it into acceptability! Pathologix (talk) 11:05, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Being pandatic here. It is not rejected, but declined. There is a difference. Declined draft can still be worked on and resubmitted, rejected drafts are usually considered as a waste of reviewer's resources for further consideration. – robertsky (talk) 11:23, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

List of articles we may create for Singapore related topicsEdit

With the help of User:Robertsky and scouring through Infopedia (National Library Board), we found 900+ topics that are not in Wikipedia. Some of the topics might have already been covered here as the titles of the articles in infopedia will definitely not match Wikipedia. Some topics might be covered as a section of a bigger topic. The idea here is to increase the number of Singaporean topics being covered in Wikipedia and Infopedia has ready sources for us to read and use as sources to create the article here. The list of articles are here and will be updated in an appropriate place on the main project page.

If a topic is already (partially or fully) covered in Wikipedia, either place a note where is it covered or remove it from the list. The target is to create the article first and then expand on it later. Thanks --Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 08:27, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

If the topic already exists, maybe create a alternative name redirection where possible. this is so that future runs on infopedia can exclude such topics. – robertsky (talk) 10:14, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
Also this run is taken from [1] which is out of date by about 2.5 years now, but currently the infopedia website is unusable with its category pages not populating their articles (which was where I had done a run before). – robertsky (talk) 10:26, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
I have been creating redirects to existing articles where the Infopedia title seems a plausible search term. Presumably such redirects would be picked up in any future runs avoiding the need to recheck them? CMD (talk) 10:44, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
I think so, yes. Some may not be feasible though, like first MRT accident. Seloloving (talk) 11:59, 26 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) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)