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Move "Epoch (reference date)" to "Epoch (date reference)"?Edit

Please see Talk:Epoch (date reference)#RFC:Undiscussed page move. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jc3s5h (talkcontribs) 02:47, February 18, 2019 (UTC)

Years in fictionEdit

Didn't year pages used to carry such a section? e.g. Soylent Green takes place in 2022. Mporter (talk) 23:12, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Decade articles do. The 2010s article does at least (see 2010s#Literature). The 2020s article doesn't yet, but that might be a good thing to add. It's weird that we have a Wikiproject for the 2010s and we have a Wikiproject for "years" generically but we don't have a WikiProject for decades more generally (i.e. Wikipedia:WikiProject Decades doesn't exist yet). Someone should fix that. -- RobLa (talk) 08:51, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
Shouldn't it be a task force of this project? Decade summaries are basically edited highlights of the year articles. Certes (talk) 13:53, 3 January 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)

Section edit links in decade articlesEdit

Editors who watch this page may be interested in WP:VPT#160s. In some decade articles, "Births" and "Deaths" section [edit] links redirect to Module:For nowiki. Certes (talk) 11:09, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

Year categories for upcoming productsEdit

I've had a poke around and not seen any official guidance/discussion on adding eg Category:2023 films to an unreleased film (or other "product"). For my work on the Special:WantedCategories backlog I've always tended towards the view that WP:CRYSTAL (Wikipedia does not predict the future...Dates are not definite until the event actually takes place, as even otherwise-notable events can be cancelled or postponed at the last minute by a major incident]]) meant that you shouldn't be categorising by date until a film had been actually released as the "year of release" was not a definite property of the film until it had been released. We've had many examples because of COVID-19 lately, but even before that it was far from unknown from films/software/albums to slip massively from announced release dates. As such, they are different to major sporting events like the Olympics where it was almost unheard of for them to change year - so I would regard 2020 sporting events as an exception to the rule, whereas for films etc it was just an intensification of something that was already common. We already have Category:Upcoming films which more accurately and more reliably describes such films than a release year category. Any thoughts? Should it be written into WP:Categorization that articles on upcoming products should not be categorised by year until after release? Le Deluge (talk) 17:07, 13 May 2022 (UTC)