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ANI[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Flight test flights of the United States Air Force[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:Flight test flights of the United States Air Force requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

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Overpopulation[edit]

Sadads, I think you are a bit overzealous with your edits, especially deletions. The link to the Global Footprint Network is directly relevant to human overpopulation, so please explain why you deleted the link. You are right that there are other organizations, and they should and will be added later too. So, instead of just deleting stuff, just add others, if think they should be treated equally. Thanks, Peteruetz (talk) 17:41, 4 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Peteruetz: See also sections are not for a list of everything that could be possibly related to a topic (that is what categories are for) -- you should have a direct discussion of the topic in the article if it rises to the point of analysis. See MOS:SEEALSO -- but the general guidance is not to include everything that could possibly be include. For organizations like Global Footprint -- there should be direct discussion of the entity in the article or a new section on organizations supporting arguments about overpopulation. See also sections aren't just arbitrary dumping grounds of "kindof related" stuff, Sadads (talk) 17:50, 4 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Besides, you have already worked on a list that is focused on these issues: List of population concern organizations, Sadads (talk) 19:13, 4 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CLXXX, April 2021[edit]

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Would you mind assessing this[edit]

I am having trouble with a user who is keen to close down active projects, and now is refusing to let me restore a project in an area I am actively working on. Would you mind assessing this situation. Thanks. — Epipelagic (talk) 05:14, 22 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Epipelagic Seriously, you started a discussion on my talk page but unwilling to continue it. Per WP:CANVASS, then you want to get other uninvolved editors to side with you. Jerm (talk) 05:31, 22 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sadads is an admin who has edited articles belonging to the soil project in the last 30 days. I asked him to assess the situation. I have wasted enough time talking to you. It is not productive. — Epipelagic (talk) 05:48, 22 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sadads, Epipelagic is now subject to an ANI case. Jerm (talk) 10:05, 22 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Community-authorised general sanctions alert: COVID-19[edit]

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Books & Bytes – Issue 43[edit]

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Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXI, May 2021[edit]

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Plastic recycling[edit]

Hi, I actually proposed the re-write on the talk page about a week ago - as I am aware that changes of this sort can be contention - but I received no response to it. --Project Osprey (talk) 12:49, 7 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey -- 5 days without notifying recent editors on a talk page just isn't enough time -- for example, I was mostly away from doing significant attention t enwiki for that period -- recommendation for the future: when rebuilding a page, do it in a series of small (i.e. section rebuilds) so its easier to read in the diff. I left some first feedback at: Talk:Plastic_recycling#Proposing_a_re-write. Sadads (talk) 12:52, 7 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Realized I didn't @Project Osprey: -- I mostly have a lot of questions, but just can't read it in the diff right now -- neither visual or traditional diffs make sense to me in the way in which you added the overhaul. A section by section insertion of stuff, and some thinking about the questions I have there, would be helpful, Sadads (talk) 13:01, 7 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I've been working on the re-write for about a month. I found that waiting a full week once I was done was too much for my patience. At least I'm getting some feedback now! --Project Osprey (talk) 13:37, 7 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Project Osprey Oh no worries, and I have totally been semi-absent on the topics (real life wore me out a couple weeks ago, and am just now recovering, still a little slow to work on some of this stuff, but I have a week off next week so I might be doing some more serious editing :P Sadads (talk) 23:39, 8 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well it is supposed to be a hobby, even if it doesn't always feel that way. I am trying to make the changes gradually over a number of days so you're able to keep an eye on the process. I normally edit chemistry pages, which obviously have a limited audience but this is a lot more important to our readers to I'm determined to get it right. --Project Osprey (talk) 14:11, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Part of the challenge is that the community is also my job (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Astinson_(WMF)) so when I have work/real life stress, it really doesn't make sense for me to also volunteer :P
I think most of the writing on the article seems right, and its super interesting to see more of the technical processes get fleshed out -- and I have next week off -- so I am going to wrap my head around how I can help. I am mostly a cultural studies and social science person -- doing a lot of climate communication in the last year or two -- but I am super aware how much a well researched body of science needs to sit under the stuff that also activates people's emotions/interests. Sadads (talk) 22:07, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have some sympathy. I'm a chemist who edits about chemistry, so my job is my hobby. If get fed-up with one I can find that I'm fed-up with both. We sounds like a good combination for this, as it's a technology rooted in cultural behaviours. I'm coming to the end of the tech sections so it's just the more social stuff now: history, lead, current statistics. I'll probably move a bit slower here. Do enjoy your break but if you want to read about some environmentalism there's a nice open-access review just out doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114848. --Project Osprey (talk) 13:58, 10 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think I'm largely done with this for now, unless there's any other work you think needs doing? I'm thinking of submitting it for copy editing, as I keep finding my own typos, but the page needs to be stable for that. Just checking. --Project Osprey (talk) 09:18, 17 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Project Osprey I think its in a good place -- I am doing some careful reading as well for clarity -- but someone who doesn't have a connection to the topic is much more likely to catch these grammatical things. Sadads (talk) 20:13, 17 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's certainly better than when we started. I've requested ce from the Guild of Copy Editors, although it'll probably take at least a week to move through the system. Thanks for all your help. --Project Osprey (talk) 22:44, 17 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – June 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2021).

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A barnstar for you![edit]

The Special Barnstar
Hello Alex, I would like to take time to appreciate your efforts during the past months, almost a year of your diplomatic supportive communication during most of Wiki events. I am happy to inform you that I finally joined a group of three active Wikimedians and we are starting our project soon. In hopes of collaborating in the future. You deserve the Barnstar of appreciation but I failed to find it. Tima93Lb (talk) 09:22, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks @Tima93Lb:! Happy to be a helper! Its always challenging to find the community in Wikipedia and it's so great to see you join it! Sadads (talk) 21:44, 20 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination for deletion of Template:No pass[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXII, June 2021[edit]

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GAN Backlog Drive - July 2021[edit]

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lang=en in English articles?[edit]

Not important but just curious why we need "lang=en" for cites in English language articles? Chidgk1 (talk) 18:47, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Because that variable helps tools evaluate what kind of source it is -- i.e. archiving by internet archive, eventually converting the sources into structured data (i.e. shared citations or Wikidata citations). It never hurts to have too much metadata, even if its not presented on the page, Sadads (talk) 18:57, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Going to ping @Chidgk1 Sadads (talk) 18:57, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

South Willingham[edit]

Hi Sadads, you left a Lead too short note on the SW page. I've expanded and updated it. Have I done enough to earn its removal please? Regards Tim.

Hi @TimF Cop York: -- that lead still needs expansion -- for an article of that length I would expect something closer to 2-3 substantial paragraphs. Remember the lead is supposed too summarize all the significant features of the article, and make sure that the reader confidently knows what to expect elsewhere in the article, Sadads (talk) 13:13, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Eisenson for deletion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXIV, August 2021[edit]

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Don't spend more than 5 mins answering this question[edit]

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Campaigns Product Update #1[edit]

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Thank you Message[edit]

Hi Alex, I just wanted to personally thank you for inviting us in being part of this year's WikiForHumanRights campaign. Also, the video you've sent has actually motivated the participants to stay with us. We appreciate it much. Anyway, here's the summary for the events we had here in Philippines. Daramlagon (talk) 13:20, 3 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Daramlagon Ah brilliant! I am so glad that everything exceeded expectations. We think these topics will continue to have impact on the communities so looking forward to doing it again. In the future, I do the campaign as part of my professional capacity, so make sure to communication with my @Astinson (WMF) account :) Sadads (talk) 13:04, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Florida Power & Light citations[edit]

Hi, just a note when you updated the generation mix on the Florida Power & Light page (and thanks for that new info) you changed the citation from the 2016 Annual Report to another website. Unfortunately that annual report was cited elsewhere in page (see places where ref name="2017AR" is used), and those entries are now nonsensical. I planned to update with 2021 numbers anyway and will attempt to fix as I go. It's my fist Wikipedia edit in some years though, so feel free to jump back in with feedback. --Username5681 (talk) 17:39, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Username5681 Hi! I don't think I updated the generation mix -- you might be thinking of another editor. You did a good job on updating those pages however! Keep it up! If you do have more specific questions, I am happy to help, Sadads (talk) 13:00, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nomination period closing soon[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election voting has commenced[edit]

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Some clarification[edit]

Hello Sadads, I created a page Cheluchi Onyemelukwe per WP:COMMONNAME. I’ve not been as active as before due to electricity issues coupled up with doubled up work. I noticed that Bearcat created another page Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia. I’m thinking of merging or redirecting. Either one, I’m good with it. Reading BeansVerified User 11:00, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Reading Beans Seems @Bearcat already merged the pages! You should feel free reaching out to folks on edits like that -- it's semi-common for something like that to happen, Sadads (talk) 15:19, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, it's a good thing Reading Beans pinged me here, but I was wondering why they didn't just ask me about it directly instead of coming to you. What happened is that the Canadian coverage of her Giller nomination has consistently included the Onuobia part of her name, so I had no awareness that an article already existed at a title that excluded it. Bearcat (talk) 15:26, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for this. Bearcat, I’m sorry for not reaching out to you, I thought it Sadads would have responded quickly. Thank you all for resolving the issue. Reading BeansVerified User 17:15, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Green revolution[edit]

Actually, I am aware of some of the problems with the Green Revolution, having talked extensively with disenchanted Peace Corps workers in India (1970-1972) where the Peace Corps was pushing a so-called high-yield rice that required chemical spraying in order to survive. --Bejnar (talk) 20:46, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 46[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXV, September 2021[edit]

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MfD nomination of Template:User Military ficton task force[edit]

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Wikiproject Military history coordinator election voting period closing soon[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – October 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2021).

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Technical news

Arbitration

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  • Editors have approved expanding the trial of Growth Features from 2% of new accounts to 25%, and the share of newcomers getting mentorship from 2% to 5%. Experienced editors are invited to add themselves to the mentor list.
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Disambiguation link notification for October 3[edit]

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A little more help, please?[edit]

It’s still I Reading Beans. My account is been caught up in some blocked range of IP’s. Although it comes and go but today, it was just too much. I checked now and found out that I’m able to edit but this isn’t what I want. If there’s a way it can be exempted, please, it will nice. Also tagging @:Bearcat, since I’ve "talked" to you before. Reading BeansVerified User 16:01, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reading Beans, I've changed your user editing privileges to add you to the "IP block exempt" group, so that you shouldn't be affected by rangeblocks anymore. Hopefully that should solve your problem, but let me know if it doesn't and I'll try something else. Bearcat (talk) 16:05, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bearcat, thank you so much for this kind help. I’ll let you know if this persist! Thank you so much! Reading BeansVerified User 16:10, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Smallholding in Rinne[edit]

Hi Sadads, I'm impressed by the enormous number of smallholder links you have inserted today alone. However, I reverted your insertion here because Rinne is a disambiguation page (see MOS:DABONE). The funny thing is, we had the same situation already around a year ago... Not a big deal and keep on your good work! --Cyfal (talk) 17:32, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Cyfal Oops, sorry -- usually I catch that -- I am usually screening for dab pages and citations as I go, but sometimes its breaks down, thanks! Sadads (talk) 17:53, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disambiguation link notification for October 11[edit]

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Reliable data vs official data in Wikipedia[edit]

Based on your interests, you might want to check out the essay Wikipedia:Reliability of open government data. We (en.Wikipedia) are currently propagating official data without sufficiently warning readers how likely it is that the open data are nonsense. The distinction between "this info is reliably what the government claims about X but doesn't make sense" versus "this info is from a reliable source about X" is in the minds of editors, not readers, it seems to me. Anyway, please improve the essay or integrate suggestions if you wish. Boud (talk) 22:41, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CLXXV, October 2021[edit]

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Campaigns Product Update #2[edit]

Hello Campaigns Product Newsletter subscribers! We are excited to share our updates:

Wireframes are design tools that imagine the future interface of the software. We haven’t built anything yet. We need your feedback on these designs so that we can make better product decisions. You can give feedback on the talk page regarding the design and features of the wireframes. We would love to hear your comments to help us establish the next necessary steps for the project.
Please share with us your feedback!

What is next?

Testers Needed! We will be partnering with YUX, a design research agency, to learn how our team can improve the experience of Wikimedia campaign organizers and participants in Africa. For this reason, we are looking for community members who are willing to be part of the rapid testing sessions. Preferably, we want organizers and editors who have worked in an African context. If you would like to participate in testing, please email ibrazal-ctr@wikimedia.org.
Upcoming Conferences. Wiki Indaba 2021. This year, the conference will be held virtually on November 5-7, 2021 with the theme "Rethink + Reset : Visions of the future". Read more about the conference here or register to join the event. We will be presenting the registration features on Sunday November 7.
We will also be attending Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2021, which will be held virtually again this year on November 5-7, 2021. We will be presenting the registration tool on November 6 as part of our communication and sharing process.
Translation Support. We are also beginning to translate the updates on Registration. If you think your language community would benefit from updates, please translate here.


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Addition of link to early warning system to articles on early warning radars[edit]

Hi. These articles already had a link to early warning radar, so an additional link to early warning system isn't needed, and is overdone. I'm going to roll them back, not everything a bot tells you to do is worth doing ;) Secretlondon (talk) 17:55, 31 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – November 2021[edit]

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Books & Bytes – Issue 47[edit]

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Help Climate Communication Article[edit]

Hi Sadads, I'm a student working on the Climate Communication article, and I have recently added my edits to the main space. I was wondering if you could help me incorporate and organize the existing article into my edits because there is some overlap. I'm a little at a loss of how to do it myself because I'm new to Wikipedia editing. I see that you're pretty experienced and pretty active on this article. Any advice you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Upuslay (talk) 22:33, 23 November 2021 (UTC)UpuslayReply[reply]

On-wiki Registration Wireframes (Request for Feedback)[edit]

Hello!
We are very excited to share with you the wireframes for the desktop version of the On-Wiki Registration Tool. Feel free to share your feedback on this update. Results of these feedback will help determine the next steps we take. Thank you in advance!

Creating registration for event
Creating Event Registration Registration Homepage

View full Registration Form


First-Version Features

Viewing, deleting, and messaging participants Managing Registrations
Viewing, deleting, and messaging participants Managing Registrations
Participants Registration
Event Page Registration


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Administrators' newsletter – December 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2021).

Administrator changes

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Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled[edit]

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Environmental defenders[edit]

Hello, I created a new article at Environmental defender as we discussed on my talk page. This is actually my first new article, so I suspect I've missed some of the details involved in setting that up. If you wouldn't mind looking it over and let me know if there are things I've missed? I've done my best to provide a broad global overview. If you have any feedback on the content, of course I'm happy to hear that as well. I hope to add some pictures (though I haven't actually done that yet either, so it might take a minute). Thanks for your help! Larataguera (talk) 13:58, 8 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Climate communication - wrong citation?[edit]

Hi, in this diff last year on the Climate communication article you added a citation relating to "Segmentation of Signapore audiences into 3 segments", however the citation seems to be to a rat biology paper, do you have the correct one? Thanks Rjwilmsi 08:20, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah good catch, weird, fixed I think -- there are several papers on folks working with that audience, Sadads (talk) 12:22, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy holidays[edit]

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Merchandise giveaway nomination[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Environmental defender (disambiguation)[edit]

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A user 'Sumanuil' Disappointed me by reverting my all night's effort[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIV, February 2022[edit]

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Why is Joseph Kesselring's article categorized under "Opposition to World War II"?[edit]

You added this edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joseph_Kesselring&diff=635240082&oldid=613723296 Nowhere in the article is it actually stated whether Kesselring or any of his works took any stance on WW2. Was there something in the article before that has been removed by now? 208.59.185.238 (talk) 03:28, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not sure, I was organizing an editathon on resitence to World War II at the time -- don't know how that article came up -- not finding any sources for it now, so happy to remove, Sadads (talk) 14:17, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hi Sadads, I'd like to let you know that I have boldly added Climate change in Kenya to Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge attached to your name. Please let me know if you'd like it to be removed, or add other articles you have worked on that may be relevant! Best, CMD (talk) 05:40, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Chipmunkdavis Oh sure, if you look back through my significant edits you will find more: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?target=Sadads&namespace=0&tagfilter=&hideMinor=1&start=&end=&limit=100&title=Special%3AContributions -- for example Water sachet is a west African topic. I am open to any of my edits being added up there. Sadads (talk) 22:24, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Campaigns Product Update #3[edit]

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Books & Bytes – Issue 49[edit]

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
Seven years!
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@Gerda Arendt This always makes me happy to see! So glad that you are continuing to support the community's goodwill :) Sadads (talk) 21:44, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, March 2022[edit]

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A little help, maybe?[edit]

Hello Sadads, I’m trying to create Zimbabwean literature with a draft here already. But, I am finding it really hard to do. There are already plenty of sources online but, I don’t get seem to actually know how to interpret them into an encyclopedic tone. Do you mind helping me out with it? PS: Is this page Third Generation of Nigerian Writers really good for a GA? READING BEANS Talk to the Beans? 05:46, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Reading Beans-- well the Third Generation of Nigerian Writers article is at a good place to start -- however, I don't think its ready for GA -- I would expect much more content, and description of things like themes and how the "generation" developed and distinguished itself from other generations.
As for Zimbabwean literature, I would look to other surveys of the field for example http://www.postcolonialweb.org/zimbabwe/zlitov.html or https://lithub.com/on-discovering-zimbabwean-literature-as-a-zimbabwean-writer/ -- summarizing the scope and arc of the development of a literary tradition in Zimbabwe. Consider for example reading literature surveys like this one and starting there. These summary articles are hard, because unlike a proper-noun topic (i.e. a specific novelist or novel) you need to have a mental model for the scope of the work in your head before you write otherwise it can sprawl. You also have a judgement call to make on how much you include the Rhodesian tradition, and colonial tradition before that.
As for actually working on either of those: I don't write about Novels at the moment -- I am almost entirely focused on Wikipedia:WikiProject Climate change Sadads (talk) 06:03, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alright, thank you for the input. I’d start with that. I noticed the change of area  nice job by the way READING BEANS Talk to the Beans? 07:29, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Use dmy dates[edit]

Hi Sadads

Why did you revert[1] my addition[2] of ((Use dmy dates)) to Aimirgein mac Amalgado? BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:24, 12 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Aviation units and formations of the United States in World War I[edit]

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WikiProject Climate Change[edit]

Hi Sadads,

My name is Anda Bordieanu and I am currently writing my master thesis on the WikiProject Climate Change. I know this might be a long shot, but I would highly appreciate if you would spare a bit of your time to have a short interview with me. I already listened to the podcast "Wikipedia and Climate Misinformation" and I have some follow up questions on that! Please let me know what you decide!

Best regards Anda Bordieanu Anda Bordieanu (talk) 12:24, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Anda Bordieanu, I sent you an email, Sadads (talk) 12:44, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A tag has been placed on Pollutant load requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

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@Moreau1 I am rejecting your speedy please redirect to a correct concept then or take to discussion: its used widely on the wiki, Sadads (talk) 02:06, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hello Sadads. Some of the content you placed in quotation marks does not actually appear in the source article, and some you restored unaltered is actually present in the source. So I have removed it a second time. Sorry but I don't have time to perform a rewrite, but you are welcome to do so if you have the time and interest. Here is a link to the bot report. Click on the iThenticate button to view the overlap. — Diannaa (talk) 22:45, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Diannaa The overlaps are limited, and just a few words from the key findings -- you are punishing a new editor and putting a wall of text on their page, rather than incubating the newcomer as a participant. If you don't have the time, when encountering these more edge case examples, please skip them. The backlog is ever growing, and 50 or 60 words of unquoted text is well within fair use of US law, so COPYVIO doesn't justify the bad experience for the newcomer, Sadads (talk) 23:04, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry but I disagree, and have been doing copyright cleanup this way for many years. I don't think this is an "edge case" either, as there's more than 60 words copied directly from the source. Wikipedia's fair use rules don't allow us to copy material from copyright sources when there's a freely licensed alternative available. In this case the freely licensed material is prose that we write ourselves. Unattributed copying is not "fair use", it's plagiarism, because the editor is passing off someone else's work as their own. We need to make copyright rules very clear to new users right from the start, to build awareness of what our expectations are. While I do occasionally paraphrase the copyvio material myself, given the volume of copyvio reports that are filed each day and the amount of time it takes to assess and clean the articles and notify and/or discuss with the editors involved, it's not possible for me to perform re-writes in each instance. — Diannaa (talk) 23:13, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Sadads, could you please reverse your reversal of Diannaa's revision deletion? Restoring copyrighted content after it has been revision deleted is not really ok, please see Wikipedia:Deletion_policy#Copyright_violations. I would reverse your action myself, but doing so would be wheel warring. Could you also please apologize to her? "you are punishing a new editor and putting a wall of text on their page" is falsely implying she is biting a newcomer when all she did was revert an edit and then give a detailed explanation as to why. There was no sort of incivility or unnecessary template spam. It is not our burden to rewrite and rephrase every bit of content that is copied into Wikipedia. "If you don't have the time, when encountering these more edge case examples, please skip them" is disrespectful, given the thousands of hours Diannaa has spent cleaning up copyright issues over the years, and seems to be implying incompetence on her part. I've reworded the addition in the meantime, as it was still closely phrased to the source. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 19:07, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Sadads, it's been a few days since the incident and my above post, and you haven't responded or done anything. Per WP:ADMINACCT, could you please respond? If you do not, I am considering taking this to the administrators noticeboard. Thank you, Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 19:10, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's really in your best interest to respond, could you at least say something? Even if it's disagreement with me? Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 18:47, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I too would like to see more explanation from you as to the reason for your actions. Perhaps you don't realize it, but both your reversions of my copyright cleanup efforts and your explanations for the reasons why you did so are out of step with the way we are currently handling violations of Wikipedia's copyright policy. Your remarks here seem to imply that attracting new editors is more important than enforcing our copyright policy, a Wikipedia policy with legal considerations. I certainly don't think that allowing new editors to violate our copyright policy is a good idea, as it gives a very wrong impression of the professional level of conduct expected of our participants. And I certainly don't agree that 60-some words of copyvio is no big deal.
Moneytrees and I are both requesting per WP:ADMINACCT that you please respond now to our critiques of your actions. Thank you,— Diannaa (talk) 20:42, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Diannaa and @Moneytrees -- apologies its been a crazy week at work and at home. The user added the content in good faith with close paraphrasing, and we revised it correctly -- and without the edit history, it was impossible for subsequent editors to revise the content, including the review of the bot report pointed to by Diana. The second revision by @Moneytrees of the close paraphrasing wasn't copied content according to the both report (from the abstract or the article, so I am not sure why you thought it was close paraphrasing), and less than half of the edit was a misattributed quote, which I sufficiently identified as quotation in a way consistent with US fair use.
Instead of doing the straightforward thing: putting quotations on the quoted content, you did the more aggressive and assumption of bad faith action: removing and erasing the contribution. Educating the user is a good idea, but doesn't actually advance Wikipedia open knowledge goal.Sadads (talk) 17:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for responding, even though you are not agreeing with me. While the overlap was smaller with the second rewrite, my rewrite was justified as there were still issues. Quotations couldn't have been put around the text to fix the issue. To make things clearer, I am going to show the copied bits from the source, the text of the initial edit, and the second rewrite before I rephrased it. I have bolded the similarities and underlined the inconsistencies between what the cited source says and the "quoted" bits:

The source: "A popular belief in the political science and political economy literature is that oil rents are associated with corruption and state instability. [...] We support our argument documenting that there is a significant effect of oil rents on corruption in countries with a high share of state participation in oil production[...] We find that an increase in oil rents significantly increases corruption, significantly deteriorates political rights while at the same time leading to a significant improvement in civil liberties. We argue that these findings can be explained by the political elite having an incentive to extend civil liberties but reduce political rights in the presence of oil windfalls to evade redistribution and conflict."

What the user added: "Popular opinion in political science and political economy literature dictates that oil rents are associated with corruption. There is an appreciable effect of oil rents on corruption in countries with a high share of state participation in oil production. A 2011 study found that an increase in oil rents significantly increases corruption and deteriorates political rights. Improvements in civil liberties are congruent with these changes, and was explained by researchers as political elites having an incentive to extend civil liberties while reducing political rights in the presence of oil windfalls to evade redistribution and conflict."

The second rewrite: "Popular opinion in political science and political economy literature dictates that oil rents are associated with corruption. There is an appreciable effect of oil rents on corruption in countries with a high share of state participation in oil production. A 2011 study found that "an increase in oil rents significantly increases corruption and deteriorates political rights". The researchers explained oil exploitation as giving political elites an incentive to "extend civil liberties while reducing political rights in the presence of oil windfalls to evade redistribution and conflict".

When doing my rewrite, I hadn't noticed that the quotes were still not the same, which I have now fixed. The initial edit is closer to an outright paste than close paraphrasing in my opinion, as the sentences are truncated and only a few words are switched out. It is close enough to the source that it would be reasonable to just remove the entire paragraph instead of attempting a rewrite. Diannaa and me are not assuming bad faith with our actions here; the vast majority of issues like this come from various reasonable misunderstandings of complicated copyright law and acknowledging this while working in the copyright area is required. However, just because someone is doing something wrong with good intentions doesn't mean they get a license to continue doing it; they need to be told that they are doing something incorrect in a measured way, which is what Diannaa did. It is not assuming bad faith to remove copyright violations, it would only be if Diannaa did something like immediately blocking the user or implying that they were copying the content for a malicious purpose. The issue with the edit could be seen then and can still be seen now at this Copyptrol report if you click "iThenticate report". Reports are generated on a per edit basis, and the bot does not catch every edit made, which is why further changes made to the article did not show up.

You tell Diannaa "you did the more aggressive and assumption of bad faith action", but I believe that is actually what you have done. Diannaa didn't even revision delete the edit at first, so anyone could have gone back and reworded it before restoring without wholesale reverting her. You restored the copyvio by wholesale reverting her and then added quotation marks around part of the paragraph, with some of the now "quoted" text not actually appearing in the source. Diannaa again reverted this as a copyright violation and directed you to the report in her edit summary before revision deleting the copyright violation under RD1, which is standard practice. She also left the above note to further explain and avoid conflict. You then un-hid the copyright violations saying "not gross copyright violation" and preceded to re-add the paragraph with minimal editing. The paragraph was still too close to the source, so I decided to just reword it to stop further conflict. I thought your actions were aggressive and essentially edit warring, with your reversal of Diannaa's revision deletion being very combative. Your actions here appear hasty- if you had taken more time to discuss the issue with her or read the copypatrol report and source after being provided with them and preceded to rewrite the content, this whole conflict could've been avoided. So, again, could you please reverse your reversal? Thank you. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 19:59, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Moneytrees Again, looks to me like someone who doesn't quite understand paraphrasing. The report only shows some poor paraphrasing of key phrases in the analysis, that are the findings by the author. I don't see where in the policy, if we have fixed the poor paraphrasing, especially if the edits are "redacting a revision would remove any contributor's attribution" per the policy -- which is the case here, they made no other edits to the page but did the intellectual work of bringing us the source. You and I have done several revisions to make it comply with our policy -- I think we are in a good place, in that the current text is fine and we have reached consensus on an acceptable text. Sadads (talk) 21:36, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Once again your response leads me to believe that you are out of touch with the way copyright cleanup as well as revision deletion are currently being done by the people who are actually doing the work. Those people are working primarily at Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations, WP:CP, and at Copypatrol. I don't remember ever seeing you at any of those places, so I wonder where you got the impression that 60 words copied from a source document is borderline, something that we would typically let slide so as not to risk alarming a new user. I don't see it as a case of poor paraphrasing - it's a violation of our copyright policy according to the way it's currently being enforced by the people who are actually working this admin task. I saw (via the CopyPatrol interface) and cleaned up a violation of the copyright policy and placed a ((uw-copyright-new)) template on the user's talk page. This template is specifically designed for new users, so I am baffled as to why you repeatedly describe my actions as aggressive and bad faith.
Regarding the question of revision deletion: The legal code states that all contributing authors must be credited. ("The credit required by this Section 4(c) may be implemented in any reasonable manner; provided, however, that in the case of a Adaptation or Collection, at a minimum such credit will appear, if a credit for all contributing authors of the Adaptation or Collection appears, then as part of these credits and in a manner at least as prominent as the credits for the other contributing authors.") It does not state that each sentence and phrase in the document must be credited to an individual author. Therefore, providing a list of contributors via the article history is adequate attribution, even if the edits themselves are no longer visible. So revision deletion can and should be done.— Diannaa (talk) 23:17, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
To address the "redacting a revision would remove any contributor's attribution" point: redacting a revision does not do that per long standing understanding and the WMF, and that passage is more referring to redacting the username instead of the actual text of the edit. Even then, the text had been completely removed when Diannaa did the revision deletion, and no other content was added in between, so there was nothing to attribute. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 00:24, 9 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I took a break over the last week or so and have thought about this further. Of course I understand your point of view, that we need to be kind to new users who are adding content to the encyclopedia in good faith, but that does not allow them to copy text from their sources. Ignoring copyright violations from newer users just enables them to do it more and create more extensive problems. It doesn't fix any problems, it creates more. There is a post from me I would like you to read at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive336#We_cannot_sweep_copyright_issues_under_the_rug_any_longer, maybe you can understand my point of view and how difficult and time consuming it is to clean this stuff up. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 02:44, 19 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, April 2022[edit]

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Umm ... something's been lost:

Thatcher? Really? Though, since so much is made of it elsewhere, it is strange that Margaret Thatcher is not linked.

BTW: that fifth quote has very awkward text... Shenme (talk) 01:35, 8 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Shenme I did some tweaks, but haven't looked at the article in ages, wrote it 6 years ago -- and am not really a Drabble fan to begin with -- if something is not right, feel free to go back to the sources and fix it, the more important thing is that the sources are there and it's not wrong, just maybe not a clear summary, ~~~1 Sadads (talk) 15:46, 8 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Zenica[edit]

Please check this diff /arch., alt. arch./ (maybe compare with other revisions after edit wars) before speedily reverting seemingly weird contrib. Thanks. --5.43.77.122 (talk) 00:02, 11 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Soil aeration[edit]

Greetings. Appreciate your notification on aeration. Currently, soil aeration redirects to permeability of soils. On review, before creating soil aeration from aeration, I would consider using soil gas for main-linking(?) to a soil-aeration-specific article. Regardless, most of the ways I imagine moving forward are easier once any unsourced soil-related content has been sourced or removed from the aeration article. Paleorthid (talk) 18:29, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, I don't have a strong opinion @Paleorthid -- I was just going through and working on content, and know that it is a distinct topic, because of previous work I have done on agriculture, etc, Sadads (talk) 01:13, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Extreme heat" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has identified a potential problem with the redirect Extreme heat and has thus listed it for discussion. This discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2022 May 19#Extreme heat until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. BD2412 T 05:18, 19 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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The Bugle: Issue CXCIII, May 2022[edit]

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I have sent you a note about a page you started[edit]

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partial block request[edit]

Could I please be partially blocked from editing Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Weather and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tropical cyclones? I don't want to be able to edit there any longer and want to remove any possible temptation of editing those pages. NoahTalk 20:55, 30 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Hurricane Noah  Done I put it for a year, but if you want an extension or run into a problem and can't respond via talk page, please feel free also to email me. This is the first time I have done a partial block, so if you run into unexpected impacts please let me know -- I suspect it also blocks your participation in the corresponding Wikipedia space pages, Sadads (talk) 14:14, 31 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Would you be able to lift the partial block? I just didn't want to edit there for a while after the case was closed considering everything that had happened. NoahTalk 14:40, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done I appreciate the restraint that you exhibited by asking for the block, and am happy to do it again @Hurricane Noah, Sadads (talk) 14:45, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 50[edit]

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Wale Fanu[edit]

I will like to personally appreciate your efforts in bringing back the above article. When it was deleted, I objected but I was not given any hearing. I cannot argue with administrators with years of experience so I kept quiet. I am more than happy to see the article back into space.

Thank you. Ibjaja055 (talk) 18:42, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey @Ibjaja055, When someone nominates something for speedy deletion you can review the template, and remove it -- for PROD or AFD, you would have to go through more of a discussion process. However, this article clearly never qualified for that criteria. Let me know if you run into something similar, Sadads (talk) 19:51, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. I will be in touch if I have similar issues. Ibjaja055 (talk) 19:53, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXCIV, June 2022[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

Hi User:Sadads , thank you for successfully reviewing my new page Kingsley Kwaku Pinkrah.

When you have time, kindly check and review these pages I worked on too:

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The Bugle: Issue CXCVI, July 2022[edit]

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The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment[edit]

Hi Alex, you moved The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment (title of the resolution) to HRC/RES/48/13 (code of the resolution as adopted by the HRC).

On Thursday the UNGA also adopted the resolution - under the same title, but a different code.

Would you agree that having a single article (under the title) with both codes would be the most concise and cohesive way to deal with this?

If so, would you mind if I move it back?

Relevant publication: https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/07/1123482

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@Bquast I am open to whichever naming makes sense -- the important thing to me is separating out Right to a healthy environment from the adopted right under whatever is the correct UN code/title, Sadads (talk) 09:20, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sadads Ok, yes that makes sense. I think that should be possible with The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Can I just move the page back from HRC/RES/48/13 over The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, or is there another way to best do this? Bquast (talk) 13:05, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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NPP Award for 2020[edit]

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

For over 100 article reviews during 2020. Thank you for patrolling new pages and helping us out with the backlog! -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:11, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here is a barnstar to show appreciation for the NPP reviews you did back in 2020. We realize this is late, but NPP fell behind in some coordination activities. We are just getting caught up. If you don't want to receive "old" barnstars, please just ignore this and reply (with a ping) to let us know not to send you any more. -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:11, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MPGuy2824 Thanks for the award! I try to contribute where I can :) Patrolling is kindof a secondary I grab when I encounter it :D Sadads (talk) 14:30, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXCVII, August 2022[edit]

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