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Question from DoogieDoo (07:15, 9 March 2023)[edit]

Hi, I made my first edit to an article and referenced an episode of a TV show. It got rejected because it said there wasn't a reliable source cited. The TV show episode itself is the source. Can you assist me in learning how to cite a TV show episode? --DoogieDoo (talk) 07:15, 9 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi User:DoogieDoo. I would refer you to the message left on your own talk page by User:Doniago, who provided a link to a great resource on sourcing. I would encourage you to read The link he left, and particularly the third paragraph:

Although some references may be plainly verified by primary sources, this does not demonstrate the significance of the reference. Furthermore, when the primary source in question only presents the reference, interpretation of this may constitute original research where the reference itself is ambiguous. If a cultural reference is genuinely significant it should be possible to find a reliable secondary source that supports that judgment.

which describes you should use secondary sources, not the show itself. We require information on Wikipedia to be Notable and cited in Independent reliable sources. To help you cite when you do have a source, see the other page User:Doniago linked: Help:Referencing for beginners. Happy Editing--IAmChaos 00:27, 10 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I guess I'm not following... Why can't the original source material be cited as the reference? The detail that I mentioned in my edit may have not been noticed by anybody previously but me, thus there won't be any other sources citing it. For instance, if somebody makes an edit that says "At the end of Star Wars the Death Star explodes", wouldn't the movie itself be the reference? Why do we need to find someplace else that mentions the Death Star exploding when anybody can simply watch the movie to see that that information is true? DoogieDoo (talk) 04:28, 10 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter


Hello and welcome to the March 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since December and our Annual Report for 2022. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below. We extend a warm welcome to all of our new members, including those who have signed up for our current March Backlog Elimination Drive. We wish you all happy copy-editing.

Election results: In our December 2022 coordinator election, Reidgreg and Tenryuu stepped down as coordinators; we thank them for their service. Incumbents Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo were returned as coordinators until 1 July. For the second time, no lead coordinator was chosen. Nominations for our mid-year Election of Coordinators open on 1 June (UTC).

Drive: 21 editors signed up for our January Backlog Elimination Drive, 14 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 170 articles totaling 389,737 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: Our February Copy Editing Blitz focused on October and November 2022 requests, and the March and April 2022 backlogs. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine claimed at least one copy-edit; and between them, they copy-edited 39,150 words in 22 articles. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: Sign up now for our month-long March Backlog Elimination Drive. Barnstars awarded will be posted here after the drive closes.

Progress report: As of 12:08, 19 March 2023 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 73 requests since 1 January 2023, all but five of them from 2022, and the backlog stands at 1,872 articles.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo.

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The Signpost: 20 March 2023[edit]

Question from Boronij (00:13, 23 March 2023)[edit]

Hello! I just want to confirm if it is okay for me to edit things. I am not the person that goes around ruining pages, I just maybe want to fix grammar or something. If someone else already does this, I will not edit things. Thank you! --Boronij (talk) 00:13, 23 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

WikiProject Scouting Newsletter: March 2023[edit]

WikiProject Scouting | March 2023


Notes for March:

Other ways to participate:

--evrik (talk) March 16, 2023

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The Signpost: 03 April 2023[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – April 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2023).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration


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Procedural notification[edit]

Hi, I and others have proposed additional options at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#RfC_on_a_procedural_community_desysop. You may wish to review your position in that RfC. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:16, 20 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

New Page Patrol – May 2023 Backlog Drive[edit]

New Page Patrol | May 2023 Backlog Drive
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The Signpost: 26 April 2023[edit]



Administrators' newsletter – May 2023[edit]

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The Signpost: 8 May 2023[edit]


WikiProject Med Newsletter - Issue 21[edit]

Issue 21—June 2023


WikiProject Medicine Newsletter

Hello all. Another irregular edition of the newsletter; pardon the six-month gap. I was inspired to collect this after seeing how much activity there is in the GA space on the medicine front. Please review a GAN if you have time, and help to welcome more medicine editors into the fold:

Recognized content (since January 1!)

Trinidad Arroyo nom. Thebiguglyalien, reviewed by Mike Christie
Mycobacterium nom. BluePenguin18, reviewed by Ealdgyth








Nominated for review

Hanhart syndrome nom. Etriusus, under review by Dancing Dollar
Persistent stapedial artery nom. X750
Howard Florey nom. Hawkeye7
History of penicillin nom. Hawkeye7
Cataract surgery nom. Pbsouthwood
COVID-19 pandemic nom. Ozzie10aaaa, under review by Shibbolethink
Mohamed Hamad Satti nom. FuzzyMagma
El Hadi Ahmed El Sheikh nom. FuzzyMagma
Mansour Ali Haseeb nom. FuzzyMagma
Sinus tarsi syndrome for peer review by Pear1020

WP:MED News

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The Signpost: 22 May 2023[edit]



ReferenceExpander[edit]

Just a friendly heads-up in case you weren't already aware, since it's installed on your common.js: Careless use of ReferenceExpander has caused serious problems. It's currently at MFD, and a large cleanup project is underway to repair the citations damaged by the script. I and several other users have !voted that the script be deleted or disabled, and I wouldn't recommend using it at all unless you thoroughly check every reference it modifies against the previous revision. If you're interested in a more detailed explanation of the script's issues, Folly Mox has provided an excellent summary at the MFD. — SamX [talk · contribs] 05:15, 1 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

disabled for now. Happy Editing--IAmChaos 16:14, 14 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Discontent Content Issue 7[edit]

The Signpost: 5 June 2023[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – June 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2023).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the June 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since March. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Election news: Fancy helping out at the Guild? Nominations for our half-yearly Election of Coordinators are open until 23:59 on 15 June (UTC)*. Starting immediately after, the voting phase will run until 23:59 on 30 June. All Wikipedians in good standing are eligible and self-nominations are welcomed; it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

Blitz: Of the 17 editors who signed up for our April Copy Editing Blitz, nine editors completed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 24 articles totaling 53,393 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: 51 editors signed up for the month-long May Backlog Elimination Drive, and 31 copy-edited at least one article. 180 articles were copy-edited. Barnstars awarded are posted here.

Blitz: Sign up here for our week-long June Copy Editing Blitz, which runs from 11 to 17 June. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 03:09 on 6 June 2023, GOCE copyeditors have processed 91 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 1,887 articles.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybongo.

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New Pages Patrol newsletter June 2023[edit]

Hello IAmChaos,

New Page Review queue April to June 2023

Backlog

Redirect drive: In response to an unusually high redirect backlog, we held a redirect backlog drive in May. The drive completed with 23851 reviews done in total, bringing the redirect backlog to 0 (momentarily). Congratulations to Hey man im josh who led with a staggering 4316 points, followed by Meena and Greyzxq with 2868 and 2546 points respectively. See this page for more details. The redirect queue is steadily rising again and is steadily approaching 4,000. Please continue to help out, even if it's only for a few or even one review a day.

Redirect autopatrol: All administrators without autopatrol have now been added to the redirect autopatrol list. If you see any users who consistently create significant amounts of good quality redirects, consider requesting redirect autopatrol for them here.

WMF work on PageTriage: The WMF Moderator Tools team, consisting of Sam, Jason and Susana, and also some patches from Jon, has been hard at work updating PageTriage. They are focusing their efforts on modernising the extension's code rather than on bug fixes or new features, though some user-facing work will be prioritised. This will help make sure that this extension is not deprecated, and is easier to work on in the future. In the next month or so, we will have an opt-in beta test where new page patrollers can help test the rewrite of Special:NewPagesFeed, to help find bugs. We will post more details at WT:NPPR when we are ready for beta testers.

Articles for Creation (AFC): All new page reviewers are now automatically approved for Articles for Creation draft reviewing (you do not need to apply at WT:AFCP like was required previously). To install the AFC helper script, visit Special:Preferences, visit the Gadgets tab, tick "Yet Another AFC Helper Script", then click "Save". To find drafts to review, visit Special:NewPagesFeed, and at the top left, tick "Articles for Creation". To review a draft, visit a submitted draft, click on the "More" menu, then click "Review (AFCH)". You can also comment on and submit drafts that are unsubmitted using the script.

You can review the AFC workflow at WP:AFCR. It is up to you if you also want to mark your AFC accepts as NPP reviewed (this is allowed but optional, depends if you would like a second set of eyes on your accept). Don't forget that draftspace is optional, so moves of drafts to mainspace (even if they are not ready) should not be reverted, except possibly if there is conflict of interest.

Pro tip: Did you know that visual artists such as painters have their own SNG? The most common part of this "creative professionals" criteria that applies to artists is WP:ARTIST 4b (solo exhibition, not group exhibition, at a major museum) or 4d (being represented within the permanent collections of two museums).

Reminders


The Signpost: 19 June 2023[edit]


New pages patrol needs your help![edit]

New pages awaiting review as of June 30th, 2023.

Hello IAmChaos,

The New Page Patrol team is sending you this impromptu message to inform you of a steeply rising backlog of articles needing review. If you have any extra time to spare, please consider reviewing one or two articles each day to help lower the backlog. You can start reviewing by visiting Special:NewPagesFeed. Thank you very much for your help.

Reminders:

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2023).

Administrator changes

added Novem Linguae
removed

Bureaucrat changes

removed MBisanz

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration


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WikiProject Scouting Newsletter: July 2023[edit]

WikiProject Scouting | July 2023


Notes for July
  • On our To do list, we need to prioritize some tasks for articles outside of the US or the UK.
Announcements for the benefit of all
Other ways to participate

--evrik (talk)



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The Signpost: 3 July 2023[edit]



Question from Gabrielthethinker (14:51, 11 July 2023)[edit]

Can I change the name of a page to disambiguate the page? --Gabrielthethinker (talk) 14:51, 11 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

done1 Gabrielthethinker (talk) 14:58, 11 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]


The Signpost: 17 July 2023[edit]


The Signpost: 1 August 2023[edit]




Administrators' newsletter – August 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2023).

Administrator changes

added Firefangledfeathers
removed

Interface administrator changes

added Novem Linguae

Technical news

Arbitration


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The Signpost: 15 August 2023[edit]





The Signpost: 31 August 2023[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – September 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2023).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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New page patrol October 2023 Backlog drive[edit]

New Page Patrol | October 2023 Backlog Drive
  • On 1 October, a one-month backlog drive for New Page Patrol will begin.
  • Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles and redirects patrolled.
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Septermber GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the September 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since June. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

David Thomsen: Prolific Wikipedian and Guild member David Thomsen (Dthomsen8) died in November 2022. He was a regular copy editor who took part in many of our Drives and Blitzes. An obituary was published in the mid-July issue of The Signpost. Tributes can be left on David's talk page.

Election news: In our mid-year Election of Coordinators, Dhtwiki was chosen as lead coordinator, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo continue as assistant coordinators, and Baffle gab1978 stepped down from the role. If you're interested in helping out at the GOCE, please consider nominating yourself for our next election in December; it's your WikiProject and it doesn't organize itself!

June Blitz: Of the 17 editors who signed up for our June Copy Editing Blitz, 12 copy-edited at least one article. 70,035 words comprising 26 articles were copy-edited. Barnstars awarded are here.

July Drive: 34 of the 51 editors who took part in our July Backlog Elimination Drive copy-edited at least one article. They edited 276 articles and 683,633 words between them. Barnstars awarded are here.

August Blitz: In our August Copy Editing Blitz, 13 of the 16 editors who signed up worked on at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 79,608 words comprising 57 articles. Barnstars awarded are available here.

September Drive: Sign up here for our month-long September Backlog Elimination Drive, which is now underway. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 14:29, 9 September 2023 (UTC), GOCE copy editors have processed 245 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 2,066.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo.

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The Signpost: 16 September 2023[edit]

Question from Vinusclick (15:13, 22 September 2023)[edit]

I am new here please guide me to research and edit an article --Vinusclick (talk) 15:13, 22 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

New pages patrol newsletter[edit]

Hello IAmChaos,

New Page Review article queue, March to September 2023

Backlog update: At the time of this message, there are 11,300 articles and 15,600 redirects awaiting review. This is the highest backlog in a long time. Please help out by doing additional reviews!

October backlog elimination drive: A one-month backlog drive for October will start in one week! Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles and redirects patrolled. Articles will earn 4x as many points compared to redirects. You can sign up here.

PageTriage code upgrades: Upgrades to the PageTriage code, initiated by the NPP open letter in 2022 and actioned by the WMF Moderator Tools Team in 2023, are ongoing. More information can be found here. As part of this work, the Special:NewPagesFeed now has a new version in beta! The update leaves the NewPagesFeed appearance and function mostly identical to the old one, but updates the underlying code, making it easier to maintain and helping make sure the extension is not decommissioned due to maintenance issues in the future. You can try out the new Special:NewPagesFeed here - it will replace the current version soon.

Notability tip: Professors can meet WP:PROF #1 by having their academic papers be widely cited by their peers. When reviewing professor articles, it is a good idea to find their Google Scholar or Scopus profile and take a look at their h-index and number of citations. As a very rough rule of thumb, for most fields, articles on people with a h-index of twenty or more, a first-authored paper with more than a thousand citations, or multiple papers each with more than a hundred citations are likely to be kept at AfD.

Reviewing tip: If you would like like a second opinion on your reviews or simply want another new page reviewer by your side when patrolling, we recommend pair reviewing! This is where two reviewers use Discord voice chat and screen sharing to communicate with each other while reviewing the same article simultaneously. This is a great way to learn and transfer knowledge.

Reminders:

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The Signpost: 3 October 2023[edit]


Administrators' newsletter – September 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2023).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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Question from CalebCuebas (20:09, 16 October 2023)[edit]

can I create a wiki for this 1 YouTuber --CalebCuebas (talk) 20:09, 16 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Question from Fanofwikii (09:17, 17 October 2023)[edit]

Hello boss I hope I’m writing this in right talk box I just had one question my article I wrote went into draft how can I have someone review it and approve it? Thank you --Fanofwikii (talk) 09:17, 17 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Question from Sky9183 on User:Rhododendrites (18:05, 17 October 2023)[edit]

Cine este Sebastian Trifu? --Sky9183 (talk) 18:05, 17 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]


The Signpost: 23 October 2023[edit]



November Articles for creation backlog drive[edit]

Hello IAmChaos:

WikiProject Articles for creation is holding a month long Backlog Drive!
The goal of this drive is to reduce the backlog of unreviewed drafts to less than 2 months outstanding reviews from the current 4+ months. Bonus points will be given for reviewing drafts that have been waiting more than 30 days. The drive is running from 1 November 2023 through 30 November 2023.

You may find Category:AfC pending submissions by age or other categories and sorting helpful.

Barnstars will be given out as awards at the end of the drive.

There is a backlog of over 2900 pages, so start reviewing drafts. We're looking forward to your help! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:24, 31 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 6 November 2023[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – November 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2023).

Administrator changes

added 0xDeadbeef
readded Tamzin
removed Dennis Brown

Interface administrator changes

added Pppery
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Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration

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Question from JenGaudet93 (14:22, 14 November 2023)[edit]

Hi there! I just submitted a draft page for Wanda Lefurgey Wyatt, a historic person here in my home province in Canada. I've been wanting to create a page for her for a long time. She was super influential here. Her father has had a wiki page for a long time, but she has never had one that I can see. It's my first time submitting a page, please let me know if there are any issues with it, I'd love to learn! I plan to add more to the page once it is published. Thanks! :) - Jenna --JenGaudet93 (talk) 14:22, 14 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]


The Signpost: 20 November 2023[edit]


Question from 3XYEMaj (22:54, 22 November 2023)[edit]

Hi IAMChaos,I just dove into my sandbox and built an article from scratch that I'd drafted offline first not realizing how user friendly the creation would be in Wikipedia. Anything I needed to do after clicking Publish from the Sandbox? Will additional Wikipedia editors take it from here or is the sandbox a true dry run and I need to copy/paste my sandbox article elsewhere to publish it live on Wikipedia? Thanks in advance for your guidance. --3XYEMaj (talk) 22:54, 22 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Please Help me to publish my first article[edit]

Please help to publish Indianfilmwriter (talk) 15:41, 26 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Question from 1984ngr (17:52, 26 November 2023)[edit]

hi i can't find my article --1984ngr (talk) 17:52, 26 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]



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Are you a boy or a girl?[edit]

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The Signpost: 4 December 2023[edit]



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CheckUser changes

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2023 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2023 Newsletter

Hello, and welcome to the December 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since September. Don't forget that you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Election news: The Guild needs coordinators! If you'd like to help out, you may nominate yourself or any suitable editor—with their permission—for the Election of Coordinators for the first half of 2024. Nominations will close at 23:59 on 15 December (UTC). Voting begins immediately after the close of nominations and closes at 23:59 on 31 December. All editors in good standing (not under current sanctions) are eligible, and self-nominations are welcome. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term that ends at 23:59 on 30 June.

Drive: Of the 69 editors who signed up for the September Backlog Elimination Drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 661,214 words in 290 articles. Barnstars awarded are listed here.

Blitz: Of the 22 editors who signed up for the October Copy Editing Blitz, 13 copy-edited at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 109,327 words in 52 articles. Barnstars awarded are listed here.

Drive: During the November Backlog Elimination Drive, 38 of the 58 editors who signed up copy-edited at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 458,620 words in 234 articles. Barnstars awarded are listed here.

Blitz: Our December Copy Editing Blitz will run from 10 to 16 December. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 20:33, 10 December 2023 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 344 requests since 1 January, and the backlog stands at 2,191 articles.

Other news: Our Annual Report for 2023 is planned for release in the new year.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo.

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New pages patrol January 2024 Backlog drive[edit]

New Page Patrol | January 2024 Articles Backlog Drive
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The Signpost: 24 December 2023[edit]

Question from GennⒶrinoRosso (10:30, 25 December 2023)[edit]

Hello :) Thank you for receiving this message.

In regards of my first edit: I thought that, given that the sources there are already verified for the italian wikipage about Oilvetti, is it a problem if I directly and carefully translate while using links to implement speed of reading and connections? --GennⒶrinoRosso (talk) 10:30, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 23[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – January 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2023).

Administrator changes

added Clovermoss
readded Dennis Brown
removed

CheckUser changes

added
readded Maxim
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Oversighter changes

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readded Maxim
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Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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Question from Shadyshades007 (02:51, 6 January 2024)[edit]

Hi --Shadyshades007 (talk) 02:51, 6 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]


The Signpost: 10 January 2024[edit]

Surrogate partner therapy[edit]

Please help. I started the new article surrogate partner therapy because sexual surrogate is no longer an accepted term in the field. Surrogate partner therapist teach self esteem, confidence, and relationship building skills. This is 90% of their work and only 10% of clients require erotic education. Most often learning the basics allows clients to find a partner in the wild to organically work on this final phase with. Other SPTs have tried to open this conversation in response to the original article termed “sexual surrogate” which my peers in this field wish would be retired or renamed. I most respectfully ask you to honor these changes and the term we prefer as professionals. Thank you. Colleen Murphy, MD, PhD, DD - Surrogate Partner Therapist The Leading Authority (talk) 16:31, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, Colleen. I see why you reached out to me. I approved the redirect that was created by Courtesy ping: Alalch E.. who changed your article into a redirect in this edit. As you see from the edit summary they cited the page WP:CFORK, and as I look back at the original page, I see that it wasn't quite set up like a Wiki article normally is. I have pinged Alalch here, who may chime in if they please. May I also suggest you start an article as a draft, see more information at HELP:YFA. Happy Editing--IAmChaos 16:39, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@The Leading Authority: I am genuinely sorry for not notifying you about my blank-and-redirect of your article, which is something that I normally always do (using ((uw-blar))), and in this case I fell asleep in the middle of the editing session due to fatigue from work, and didn't finish the job. If I had done so, I would have told you that the article was converted into a redirect due to this topic already being covered, and would have explained to you what you can do to bring this, already existing article, to be in line with your expectations. Namely, what you want is that the article be renamed ("moved") and terminology and focus of coverage altered in the direction which you consider to be more appropriate. I think that you should simply edit the existing article in a way which complies with Wikipedia policy, and propose its renaming using the requested move process. Other editors may also have ideas about it, and the outcome will be the result of the collaborative process. Two articles about essentially the same topic using different language and having a somewhat different focus should not exist at the same time. Editors should form a consensus about how to cover everything coherently in one article, and to incorporate possible different viewpoints in that one article. You can access the content of the page which you created from page history at Surrogate Partner Therapy. Sincerely —Alalch E. 16:53, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your suggestion. I am new at this and performed the move function but seem to have lost the original content. I am uncertain what I have done incorrectly. Any input or assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Colleen The Leading Authority (talk) 17:09, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Your help is appreciated. I am working to resolve the discrepancies and learning as I go. The Leading Authority (talk) 17:10, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Guild of Copy Editors 2023 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2023 Annual Report

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New Pages Patrol newsletter April 2024[edit]

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New Page Review queue January to March 2024

Backlog update: The October drive reduced the article backlog from 11,626 to 7,609 and the redirect backlog from 16,985 to 6,431! Congratulations to Schminnte, who led with over 2,300 points.

Following that, New Page Patrol organized another backlog drive for articles in January 2024. The January drive started with 13,650 articles and reduced the backlog to 7,430 articles. Congratulations to JTtheOG, who achieved first place with 1,340 points in this drive.

Looking at the graph, it seems like backlog drives are one of the only things keeping the backlog under control. Another backlog drive is being planned for May. Feel free to participate in the May backlog drive planning discussion.

It's worth noting that both queues are gradually increasing again and are nearing 14,034 articles and 22,540 redirects. We encourage you to keep contributing, even if it's just a single patrol per day. Your support is greatly appreciated!

2023 Awards

Onel5969 won the 2023 cup with 17,761 article reviews last year - that's an average of nearly 50/day. There was one Platinum Award (10,000+ reviews), 2 Gold Awards (5000+ reviews), 6 Silver (2000+), 8 Bronze (1000+), 30 Iron (360+) and 70 more for the 100+ barnstar. Hey man im josh led on redirect reviews by clearing 36,175 of them. For the full details, see the Awards page and the Hall of Fame. Congratulations everyone for their efforts in reviewing!

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Guild of Copy Editors April 2024 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2024 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the April 2024 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since December. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below. We extend a warm welcome to all of our new members. We wish you all happy copy-editing.

Election results: In our December 2023 coordinator election, Zippybonzo stepped down as coordinator; we thank them for their service. Incumbents Dhtwiki and Miniapolis were reelected coordinators, and Wracking was newly elected coordinator, to serve through 30 June. Nominations for our mid-year Election of Coordinators will open on 1 June (UTC).

Drive: 46 editors signed up for our January Backlog Elimination Drive, 32 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 289 articles totaling 626,729 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: 23 editors signed up for our February Copy Editing Blitz. 18 claimed at least one copy-edit and between them, they copy-edited 100,293 words in 32 articles. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: 53 editors signed up for our March Backlog Elimination Drive, 34 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 300 articles totaling 587,828 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

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WikiProject Scouting Newsletter: May 2024[edit]

WikiProject Scouting | May 2024


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Administrators' newsletter – June 2024[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors June 2024 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2024 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the June 2024 newsletter, a quarterly-ish digest of Guild activities since April. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Election news: Wanted: new Guild coordinators! If you value and enjoy the GOCE, why not help out behind the scenes? Nominations for our mid-year coordinator election are now open until 23:59 on 15 June (UTC). Self-nominations are welcome. Voting commences at 00:01 on 16 June and continues until 23:50 on 30 June. Results will be announced at the election page.

Blitz: Nine of the fourteen editors who signed up for the April 2024 Copy Editing Blitz copy edited at least one article. Between them, they copy edited 55,853 words comprising twenty articles. Barnstars awarded are available here.

Drive: 58 editors signed up for our May 2024 Backlog Elimination Drive and 33 of those completed at least one copy edit. 251 articles and 475,952 words were copy edited. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: Our June 2024 Copy Editing Blitz will begin on 16 June and finish on 22 June. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 05:23, 8 June 2024 (UTC) , GOCE copyeditors have completed 161 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 2,779 articles.

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A step-by-step help please![edit]

Hello:

I hope you are doing great. I'm currently exploring a keen interest in creating articles on Wikipedia. Suffice to say, I've read almost through all the help pages and 'tutorials'. It's been several months now. However, I'm unable to follow the convoluted link-back-and-forth help content! Is there any way you can help me with a step-by-step tutorial of the actual technical steps to creating pages or articles?

For instance, I was thinking if there might be like a Blogger/Blogspot-like post creation interface or a Wordpress page creation page with the corresponding instructional to each element, whether it's about where to insert the textual content, or linking, referencing, or inserting multimedia.

I understand that you will be busy but I really had to resort to writing to you when your name popped up as my mentor her.

Thank you for reading this rather long email.

Audre AudreyLexi22 (talk) 07:45, 12 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A step-by-step help please![edit]

Hello:

I hope you are doing great. I'm currently exploring a keen interest in creating articles on Wikipedia. Suffice to say, I've read almost through all the help pages and 'tutorials'. It's been several months now. However, I'm unable to follow the convoluted link-back-and-forth help content! Is there any way you can help me with a step-by-step tutorial of the actual technical steps to creating pages or articles?

For instance, I was thinking if there might be like a Blogger/Blogspot-like post creation interface or a Wordpress page creation page with the corresponding instructional to each element, whether it's about where to insert the textual content, or linking, referencing, or inserting multimedia.

I understand that you will be busy but I really had to resort to writing to you when your name popped up as my mentor here.

Thank you for reading this rather long email.

Audre AudreyLexi22 (talk) 07:54, 12 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]