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2019[edit]

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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

Thank you for your project help last year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:44, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:19, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

January[edit]

January
Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote.jpg
Lanzarote
... with thanks from QAI

Thank you for improving articles! Did you know that Precious began 7 years ago? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:40, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Tian Feng (magazine)[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #026, 20 Jan 2019[edit]

Well, here's the first issue of the new year. Enjoy...

New participants[edit]

A hearty welcome to new arrivals to the portals department:

Harvesting categories tool prototype[edit]

DannyS712 has created a user script prototype, User:DannyS712/Cat links, that can pull members from a category, a functionality we've been after since the project's revamp last Spring. Now, it's a matter of applying this technique to scripts that will place the items where needed, such as in a section starter script and/or portal builder script.

New portals since last issue[edit]

  1. Academic publishing
  2. Accounting
  3. Adam and Eve
  4. African Great Lakes
  5. Al Green
  6. Alternative views
  7. America's Next Top Model
  8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  9. Angles
  10. Applied mathematics
  11. Arabic
  12. Areas of mathematics
  13. Atlanta metropolitan area
  14. Atlantic Ocean
  15. Big Bash League
  16. Bijelo Dugme
  17. Bill Cosby
  18. Boats
  19. Bombardier Aerospace
  20. Bruce Willis
  21. Canadian law
  22. Cannons
  23. Caribbean American
  24. Chinese American
  25. Chinese Canadians
  26. Chinese gardens
  27. Chris Brown
  28. City
  29. Common law
  30. Criminal law
  31. Czechoslovakia
  32. Data
  33. Data warehouses
  34. DC Comics
  35. Deities
  36. DeKalb County
  37. Destiny's Child
  38. Differential equations
  39. Discrete geometry
  40. East Asia
  41. Economy of China
  42. Economy of India
  43. Economy of Malaysia
  44. Economy of the United Kingdom
  45. Ellen DeGeneres
  46. Email clients
  47. E
  48. Equations
  49. European Americans
  50. Filipino Americans
  51. Football in Algeria
  52. Fox Corporation
  53. Fractions and ratios
  54. Functional analysis
  55. Game theory
  56. Girlguiding
  57. Gloucestershire
  58. Grazhdanskaya Oborona
  59. Greek diaspora
  60. Habsburg Monarchy
  61. Hilbert's problems
  62. Hoodoo Gurus
  63. Hyundai Motor Company
  64. Iggy Azalea
  65. Indian Ocean
  66. Infinity
  67. Information theory
  68. Integrals
  69. Irish diaspora
  70. Irrational numbers
  71. Italian diaspora
  72. Japanese diaspora
  73. J. Cole
  74. Jennifer Lopez
  75. Jessica Lange
  76. John Fogerty
  77. Kehlani
  78. Kiev
  79. K. Michelle
  80. Knot theory
  81. Kool & the Gang
  82. Lakes in China
  83. Lake Van
  84. Leonardo DiCaprio
  85. Limerick
  86. Literary composition
  87. Long Island Rail Road
  88. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  89. Lukas Graham
  90. Mathematical optimization
  91. Matt Damon
  92. Merchant ships
  93. Metallic means
  94. Metro-North Railroad
  95. Microsoft Windows
  96. Military of India
  97. Miss America
  98. Modulation
  99. Moon landing
  100. Mozilla
  101. Music of Ireland
  102. Narratives
  103. Nashville
  104. Nassau County
  105. Norfolk
  106. Nottinghamshire
  107. One Life to Live
  108. Overseas Chinese
  109. Percentages
  110. Probability distributions
  111. Public Broadcasting Service
  112. Quezon City
  113. Raven-Symoné
  114. R. Kelly
  115. Rodeo
  116. RuneScape
  117. Sarah Silverman
  118. Saturn rockets
  119. Science and technology
  120. Sesame Street
  121. Seth MacFarlane
  122. Ships
  123. Shipwrecks
  124. Shropshire
  125. Spaceports
  126. Space suits
  127. Spanish diaspora
  128. Steam locomotives
  129. Suffolk
  130. Suzuki
  131. Tanks
  132. Tensors
  133. The CW
  134. Thomas Aquinas
  135. T.I.
  136. TISM
  137. Tom Cruise
  138. Toni Braxton
  139. Toyota
  140. Transportation in the Philippines
  141. True Blood
  142. Violin
  143. Virgin Group
  144. Vladimir Putin
  145. Volkswagen
  146. Volume
  147. Warner Bros.
  148. Warships
  149. Warwickshire
  150. Washington D.C.
  151. Portal:Watercraft
  152. Web syndication
  153. Wikis
  154. Witchcraft
  155. Women's sports
  156. World of Warcraft

What else is going on[edit]

There have been some discussions at Wikipedia talk:Portal guidelines.

DreamyJazz is working on a bot to place links to portals on root articles, category pages, and navigation footer templates.

Portal bugs are getting dealt with soon after they are reported.

Lots of wikignome activity (using Hotcat, etc.).

Keep up the good work.    — The Transhumanist   08:15, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #027, 28 Jan 2019[edit]

Portal styles[edit]

For a visually intensive portal, see Portal:Hummingbirds.

If you find any other portals that stand out, please send me the links so I can include them in the next issue. Thank you.

Conversion continues[edit]

There are about 1100 portals left in the old style, with subpages and static excerpts. As those are very labor intensive to maintain (because their maintenance is manual), all those except the ones with active maintainers (about 100) are slated for upgrade = approximately 1000. We started with 1500, and so over a quarter of them have been processed so far. That's good, but at this rate, conversion will take another 3 years. So, some automation (AWB?) is in order. We just need to keep at it, and push down on the gas pedal a bit harder.

You can find the old-style portals with an insource search of "box portal skeleton".

Flagship portals: the portals on the Main Page[edit]

Speaking of upgrades...

The following portals are listed in the header at the top of Wikipedia's Main Page, and get far more traffic than all other portals:

  1. Portal:Arts
  2. Portal:Biography
  3. Portal:Geography
  4. Portal:History
  5. Portal:Mathematics
  6. Portal:Science
  7. Portal:Society
  8. Portal:Technology

Of those, all but one have been revamped to an automated self-updating single-page design.

The remaining one, Portal:Mathematics has manual maintainers, and has been partially upgraded.

As these are our flagship fleet, they need to be kept in top-notch condition.

Check 'em out, and improve them if you can.

And be sure they are on your watchlist. Face-wink.svg

New portals since last issue[edit]

Keep 'em coming!

Deorphanizing the new portals[edit]

As you know, thousands of the new portals are orphans, that is, having no links to them from article space. For all practical purposes, that means they are not part of the encyclopedia yet, and readers will be unlikely to find them.

What is needed are links to these portals from the See also sections of the corresponding root articles.

Dreamy Jazz to the rescue...

Dreamy Jazz has created a bot to place the corresponding category link to the end of each portal (if it is missing), and place a link to each portal in the See also section of the corresponding root articles.

That bot, named User:Dreamy Jazz Bot, is currently in its trial period performing the above described edits!

To take a look at the edits it has made so far, see Special:Contributions/Dreamy_Jazz_Bot.

It shouldn't be long before the bot is processing the entire set of new portals.

Good news indeed.

Way to go, Dreamy Jazz!

And, that's a wrap[edit]

That's all I have to report this time around.

No doubt there will be more to tell soon.

Until then,    — The Transhumanist   13:11, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #028, 04 Feb 2019[edit]

Here's a quicky status report:

Old-style portals: 1,018
Single-page portals: 4,367
Total portals: 5,385

But of course, there has been more going on than just that...

Dreamy Jazz Bot is up and running![edit]

Dreamy Jazz Bot has been approved and is now up and running.

What it does is places missing links to orphaned portals. It places a link in the See also section of the corresponding root article, and it puts one at the top of the corresponding category page.

We have thousands of new portals that have yet to be added to the encyclopedia proper, just waiting to go live.

When they do go live, over the coming days or weeks, due to Dreamy Jazz Bot, it will be like an explosion of new portals on the scene. We should expect an increase in awareness and interest in the portals project. Perhaps even new participants.

Get ready...

Get set...

Go!

Another sockpuppet infiltrator has been discovered[edit]

User:Emoteplump, a recent contributor to the portals project, was discovered to be a sockpuppet account of an indefinitely blocked user.

When that happens, admins endeavor to eradicate everything the editor contributed. This aftermath has left a wake of destruction throughout the portals department, again.

The following portals which have been speedy deleted, are in the process of being re-created. Please feel free to help to turn these blue again:

And the corresponding talk pages:

New portals since the last issue[edit]

Keep up the great work[edit]

Until next time,    — The Transhumanist   09:00, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

reFill failure[edit]

reFill is notoriously flawed. You are responsible for the edits that it makes under your direction. Please fix this mess that reFill made with this edit.

Trappist the monk (talk) 00:15, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Fixed now. Thanks for letting me know! – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 14:11, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Federal Republic of Lostisland[edit]

Hi there. I know micronations can raise passions on all sides, but I really don't think the redlink on Matthew Island and Hunter Island is appropriate. There has been a previous article on Lostisland which was deleted for non-notability. (Obviously, the Japanese Wikipedia has made a different decision or has not considered it that closely). There's been a lot of edit-warring in the past over the Matthew Island and Hunter Island article, which was eventually resolved with the agreement to include a small mention of the Lostisland claim but nothing more. Unless and until something changes to make it notable enough for its own article, I worry that adding a redlink risks starting up that edit war all over again. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 17:34, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

@OpenToppedBus: if consensus is not to have a link, or anything else beyond that brief mention, then that's consensus. I'm more than happy to go along with it. But for the record, the article was not deleted for lack of notability. It was deleted for WP:CSD#A7, which considers article content, not the topic. Granted, had that AfD ran its course, it could have very well been found to lack notability. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 18:41, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
If and when someone actually writes an article that is worth keeping we'll link to it in this article. Until then we don't need the link.This article has seen a long series of edits trying to push mention of ht supposed micronation in the absence of an article about it. We have discussed this issue extensively and the current content is the result of that discussion. You added the link and it was undone. Per WP:BRD you should take this to the talk page rather than restoring it,. Meters (talk) 01:01, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #029, 13 Feb 2019[edit]

Where we are at:

Single-page portals: 4,704
Total portals: 5,705

The Ref desks survived the proposal to shut them down[edit]

You might be familiar with the Ref desks, by their link on every new portal. They are a place you can go to ask volunteers almost any knowledge-related question, and have been a feature of Wikipedia since August of 2005 (or perhaps earlier). They were linked to from portals in an effort to improve their visibility, and to provide a bridge from the encyclopedia proper to project space (the Wikipedia community).

Well, somebody proposed that we get rid of them, and the community decided that that was not going to happen. Thank you for defending the Ref desks!

Here's a link to the dramatic discussion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)/Indefinitely_semiprotecting_the_refdesk#Proposal_II:_Shut_down_the_Ref_Desks

The cleanup after sockpuppet Emoteplump continues...[edit]

The wake of disruption left by Emoteplump and the admins who reverted many (but not all) of his/her edits is still undergoing cleanup. We could use all the help we can get on this task...

Almost all of the speedy deleted portals have been rebuilt from scratch.

For the portals he/she restarted (many of which were done mistakenly, overwriting restarts and further development that had already been done), and/or tagged as the maintainer, see https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Emoteplump&oldid=881568794#Additional_Portals_under_my_watch

10,000 portals, here we come...[edit]

We're at 5,705 portals and counting.

New portals since issue #28[edit]

  1. Portal:Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  2. Portal:Ahold Delhaize
  3. Portal:AKB48
  4. Portal:Åland Islands
  5. Portal:Alaska Airlines
  6. Portal:Albanian Civil War
  7. Portal:Albertsons
  8. Portal:Alevism
  9. Portal:All in the Family
  10. Portal:Alternative metal
  11. Portal:Ambient music
  12. Portal:Ancient Near East mythology
  13. Portal:Ancient Roman religion
  14. Portal:Andrew Cuomo
  15. Portal:Anti-consumerism
  16. Portal:Antimatter
  17. Portal:Arameans
  18. Portal:Arianism
  19. Portal:Australian Crawl
  20. Portal:Bali
  21. Portal:Banten
  22. Portal:Bengkulu
  23. Portal:Black Lives Matter
  24. Portal:Bluegrass music
  25. Portal:Bonnie Tyler
  26. Portal:Breakbeat
  27. Portal:Calypso music
  28. Portal:Cambridgeshire
  29. Portal:Camila Cabello
  30. Portal:Capcom
  31. Portal:Capsicum
  32. Portal:Celtic music
  33. Portal:Central American music
  34. Portal:Central Java
  35. Portal:Central Kalimantan
  36. Portal:Central Sulawesi
  37. Portal:Chanel
  38. Portal:Cinema of Australia
  39. Portal:Cognitive psychology
  40. Portal:Communication studies
  41. Portal:Conservatism in the United States
  42. Portal:Cortina d'Ampezzo
  43. Portal:Cross-Strait relations
  44. Portal:Cryptozoology
  45. Portal:Danish folk music
  46. Portal:Disco
  47. Portal:Dyslexia
  48. Portal:East Java
  49. Portal:East Kalimantan
  50. Portal:East Nusa Tenggara
  51. Portal:Easy listening
  52. Portal:Ed Sheeran
  53. Portal:Ehime
  54. Portal:Electricity
  55. Portal:Electronica
  56. Portal:Electronic rock
  57. Portal:English folk music
  58. Portal:Environmental technology
  59. Portal:Experimental music
  60. Portal:Extreme metal
  61. Portal:Fall Out Boy
  62. Portal:Finnish Defence Forces
  63. Portal:Finnish folk music
  64. Portal:Football in Croatia
  65. Portal:Football in Jordan
  66. Portal:Funk
  67. Portal:Gamelan
  68. Portal:General Mills
  69. Portal:Germanic languages
  70. Portal:German language
  71. Portal:Government of Canada
  72. Portal:Government of Hong Kong
  73. Portal:Government of Indonesia
  74. Portal:Government of Ireland
  75. Portal:Government of Malaysia
  76. Portal:Government of Russia
  77. Portal:Government of Singapore
  78. Portal:Government of Spain
  79. Portal:Government of Thailand
  80. Portal:Grapes
  81. Portal:Green Party of the United States
  82. Portal:Grinspoon
  83. Portal:Gwen Stefani
  84. Portal:Hardcore punk
  85. Portal:Hardcore techno
  86. Portal:Haskell (programming language)
  87. Portal:History of art
  88. Portal:History of North America
  89. Portal:History of Thailand
  90. Portal:Hollywood
  91. Portal:Hotels
  92. Portal:House music
  93. Portal:Hungarian folk music
  94. Portal:Hunters & Collectors
  95. Portal:Hydrogen
  96. Portal:Icelandic folk music
  97. Portal:Indigenous music of North America
  98. Portal:Insomniac Games
  99. Portal:International field hockey
  100. Portal:International trade
  101. Portal:Iranian music
  102. Portal:Islamophobia
  103. Portal:Jambi
  104. Portal:Jet engines
  105. Portal:Jordin Sparks
  106. Portal:Julius Caesar
  107. Portal:Kannur
  108. Portal:Kansas City Spurs
  109. Portal:Kelly Rowland
  110. Portal:Kirby
  111. Portal:Kraft Heinz
  112. Portal:Krasnoyarsk Krai
  113. Portal:Kroger
  114. Portal:Kuala Lumpur
  115. Portal:Lampung
  116. Portal:Larry Kramer
  117. Portal:LeBron James
  118. Portal:Lehigh Valley
  119. Portal:Leicestershire
  120. Portal:Liège
  121. Portal:Liguria
  122. Portal:Los Angeles Aztecs
  123. Portal:Los Angeles Wolves
  124. Portal:Macedonian language
  125. Portal:Magnetism
  126. Portal:Maithripala Sirisena
  127. Portal:Maluku (province)
  128. Portal:Mangoes
  129. Portal:Marco Pierre White
  130. Portal:McLaren
  131. Portal:Menstrual cycle
  132. Portal:Metalcore
  133. Portal:Miami FC
  134. Portal:Microblogging
  135. Portal:Microtonal music
  136. Portal:Midnight Oil
  137. Portal:Minnesota Kicks
  138. Portal:Mission: Impossible
  139. Portal:Modernism (music)
  140. Portal:Moheener Ghoraguli
  141. Portal:Mondelez International
  142. Portal:Music genres
  143. Portal:Music of Bangladesh
  144. Portal:Music of India
  145. Portal:Music of Italy
  146. Portal:Music of Japan
  147. Portal:Music of Korea
  148. Portal:Music of Latin America
  149. Portal:Music of Micronesia
  150. Portal:Music of North Africa
  151. Portal:Music of Pakistan
  152. Portal:Music of Serbia
  153. Portal:Music of the Philippines
  154. Portal:Music of the United States
  155. Portal:Mutations
  156. Portal:National Rugby League
  157. Portal:Neoclassicism (music)
  158. Portal:Netball
  159. Portal:New York City Fire Department
  160. Portal:Nick Jr.
  161. Portal:Nobility
  162. Portal:Nordic countries
  163. Portal:North Africa
  164. Portal:North Kalimantan
  165. Portal:North Maluku
  166. Portal:North Pole
  167. Portal:North Queensland
  168. Portal:North Sulawesi
  169. Portal:North Sumatra
  170. Portal:Norwegian folk music
  171. Portal:Papua (province)
  172. Portal:Peaches
  173. Portal:Politics of Abkhazia
  174. Portal:Politics of Afghanistan
  175. Portal:Politics of Albania
  176. Portal:Politics of Algeria
  177. Portal:Politics of Andorra
  178. Portal:Politics of Angola
  179. Portal:Politics of Antigua and Barbuda
  180. Portal:Politics of Argentina
  181. Portal:Politics of Artsakh
  182. Portal:Politics of Bahrain
  183. Portal:Politics of Bangladesh
  184. Portal:Politics of Bavaria
  185. Portal:Politics of Belarus
  186. Portal:Politics of Belgium
  187. Portal:Politics of Belize
  188. Portal:Politics of Benin
  189. Portal:Politics of Bhutan
  190. Portal:Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  191. Portal:Politics of Botswana
  192. Portal:Politics of Brazil
  193. Portal:Politics of Brunei
  194. Portal:Politics of Bulgaria
  195. Portal:Politics of Burkina Faso
  196. Portal:Politics of Burundi
  197. Portal:Politics of Cambodia
  198. Portal:Politics of Cameroon
  199. Portal:Politics of China
  200. Portal:Politics of São Tomé and Príncipe
  201. Portal:Politics of South Sudan
  202. Portal:Politics of Sudan
  203. Portal:Politics of Tanzania
  204. Portal:Politics of the Republic of the Congo
  205. Portal:Politics of Togo
  206. Portal:Politics of Tunisia
  207. Portal:Politics of Uganda
  208. Portal:Pop rock
  209. Portal:Rap rock
  210. Portal:Ras Al Khaimah
  211. Portal:Riau
  212. Portal:Riau Islands
  213. Portal:Ricky Martin
  214. Portal:Royal Canadian Air Force
  215. Portal:Rutland
  216. Portal:Saxophones
  217. Portal:Semiotics
  218. Portal:Ska
  219. Portal:Soca music
  220. Portal:Soul music
  221. Portal:Sound sculptures
  222. Portal:Southeast Sulawesi
  223. Portal:South Kalimantan
  224. Portal:South Sulawesi
  225. Portal:South Sumatra
  226. Portal:Space: 1999
  227. Portal:Special Region of Yogyakarta
  228. Portal:Swedish folk music
  229. Portal:Tamil language
  230. Portal:Techno
  231. Portal:Terry Brooks
  232. Portal:The Living End
  233. Portal:Thrissur
  234. Portal:Trance music
  235. Portal:Tyrant flycatchers
  236. Portal:Veterinary medicine
  237. Portal:Wayanad
  238. Portal:Welsh folk music
  239. Portal:West Champaran district
  240. Portal:Western dress codes
  241. Portal:West Flanders
  242. Portal:West Java
  243. Portal:West Kalimantan
  244. Portal:West Nusa Tenggara
  245. Portal:West Papua (province)
  246. Portal:West Sulawesi
  247. Portal:West Sumatra
  248. Portal:Wildlife of India
  249. Portal:Wildlife of Nepal
  250. Portal:Windows 10
  251. Portal:Winter War
  252. Portal:Woodpeckers
  253. Portal:Worcestershire
  254. Portal:World economy
  255. Portal:World Ocean
  256. Portal:World Rally Championship
  257. Portal:World views
  258. Portal:XTC
  259. Portal:Yahoo!
  260. Portal:Yoruba people
  261. Portal:You Am I
  262. Portal:Young Wizards
  263. Portal:Yugoslavs

Prior to 2018, for the previous 14 years, portal creation was at about 80 portals per year on average. We did over 3 times that in just the past 9 days. At this rate, we'll hit the 10,000 portal mark in 5 months. But, I'm sure we can do it sooner than that.

What's next for portal pages?[edit]

There are 5 drives for portal development:

  1. Create new portals
  2. Expand existing portals, such as with new sections like Recognized content
  3. Convert or restart old-style portals into automated single-page portals
  4. Link to new portals from the encyclopedia
  5. Pageless portals

Let's take a closer look at these...

1: Creating new portals[edit]

Portal creation, for subjects that happen to have the necessary support structures already in place, is down to about a minute per portal. The creation part, which is automated, takes about 10 seconds. The other 50 seconds is taken up by manual activities, such as finding candidate subjects, inspecting generated portals, and selecting the portal creation template to be used according to the resources available. Tools are under development to automate these activities as much as possible, to pare portal creation time down even more. Ten seconds each is the goal.

Eventually, we are going to run out of navigation templates to base portals off of. Though there are still thousands to go. But, when they do run out, we'll need an easy way to create more. A nav footer creation script.

Meanwhile, other resources are being explored and developed, such as categories, and methods to harvest the links they contain.

2: Expanding existing portals[edit]

The portal collection is growing, not only by the addition of new portals, but by further developing the ones we already have, by...

  • Improving and/or adding search parameters to better power the Did you know and In the news sections.
  • Adding more selected content sections, like Selected biographies.
  • Adding and maintaining Recognized content sections, via JL-Bot.
  • Adding pictures to the image slideshow.
  • Adding panoramic pics.
  • Categorizing portals.

More features will be added as we dream them up and design them. So, don't be shy, make a wish.

3: Converting old portals[edit]

By far the hardest and most time-consuming task we have been working on is updating the old portals, the very reason we revamped this WikiProject in the first place.

There are two approaches here:

A) Restart a portal from scratch, using our automated tools. For basic no-frills portals, that works find. But, for more elaborate portals, as that tends to lose content and features, the following approach is being tried...
B) Upgrade a portal section by section, so little to nothing is lost in the process.

4: Linking to new portals[edit]

Or "portal deorphanization"...

Dreamy Jazz Bot is purring along.

And a tool in the form of a script is under development for linking to portals at the time they are created, or shortly thereafter.

5...[edit]

See below...

New WikiProject for the post-saved-portal phase of operations...[edit]

Saved portals, are portals with a saved page.

What is the next stage in the evolutionary progression?

Quantum portals.

What are quantum portals?

Portals that come into existence when you click on the portal button, and which disappear when you leave the page.

Or, as Pbsouthwood put it:

...portals that exist only as a probability function (algorithm) until you collapse the wave form by observing through the portal button (run the script), and disappear again after use...

Introducing...

Wikipedia:WikiProject Quantum portals (see it's talk page).

Keep on keepin' on[edit]

...'til next time,    — The Transhumanist   10:21, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

recently you deleted something that I added in a Wikipedia article. I wrote the weird "Iridocyclitis would like to be friends" stuff that you deleted. It made me somewhat upset but I understand. I just wanted to apologize for my vandalism of the Wikipedia community. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Technobeam (talkcontribs) 02:34, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi, Technobeam, and thanks for dropping by. I'm happy to hear you've decided to mend your ways, and even created an account. Contributing to Wikipedia in a constructive way can be very enjoyable. I've posted some advice on your talk page. Don't hesitate to ask me or anyone else here if you have any questions. Cheers! – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 09:38, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi! Thank you for the help, again I'm sorry for what I did Best wishes! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Technobeam (talkcontribs) 15:15, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Downgrade of Mirka Mora[edit]

Dear Finnusertop (alias I dream of horses?), I am mystified by your unexplained downgrading of Mirka Mora...I would have expected some discussion on the article talk page prior to your doing so. Do you have expertise on the subject, or is there some technical shortcoming with the article? Curious, Jamesmcardle(talk) 22:03, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@Jamesmcardle: did you read the page I linked to? Wikipedia:Content assessment/A-Class criteria is quite clear on the issue: in order to pass an article for A-Class there needs to be either a talk page discussion with multiple participants supporting the rating or a formal A-Class review at a WikiProject. I looked through the talk page and its archive and didn't see a discussion. I'm also assuming there wasn't a review at a WikiProject (they are usually linked to by using the template {{Article history}}). A-Class is just like GA and FA. It's not enough that one person thinks it meets the criteria, it needs a discussion. In short, the shortcoming here was of process (I've no opinion on the content of the article itself) and surely such an out-of-process change could be reverted. And no, I'm not I dream of horses. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 22:18, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Finnusertop: Thank you for your clarification. Strangely your comment at the bottom of Mirka Mora user page did not come up when I loaded the page, but does now. True, there was discussion involving Capitalistroadster and JennyOz on their user page, about the featuring of the article on Wikipedia's main page in the In the news section on 30 August 2018, but not about grading the article A class. Let's see if that now ensues. Regards, Jamesmcardle(talk) 22:32, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Winner of Yeonpyeong bombardment[edit]

Hello Finnusertop, I recently noticed your redo on my update to Bombardment of Yeonpyeong which was made in regards to the winner of the battle. You asked for "a reliable source that directly says that", however, I am a little bit confused because there are literally hundreds of online references which gives different evaluations on this "winner" of the battle. I don't even think your request on the "reliable source" makes sense because the term "source" is only meant for the texts that describe measurable states or numerical amount from a certain incident, not politically biased views or propaganda. If you insist me to fetch a source that portrays NK as the obvious winner, maybe I can fetch some links from the North Korean news portal.

With that being said, I think it's way more appropriate for the editors to decide the winner using the very basic and common logic, rather than relying on a source. The winner, in fact, is a party who did achieve their goal by repelling/thwarting one's advance/interest. In this context, NK successfully aimed and stopped South Korean live-fire exercises by bombarding the island, while South Korea is reduced to stop it immediately. This shows who the winner is, without any doubt. Please feel free to share me your ideas. --Efgus (talk) 18:41, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Efgus, and thanks for dropping by. You can read about what a "reliable source" means on Wikipedia here Wikipedia:Reliable sources. One of Wikipedia's core policies is Wikipedia:Verifiability. You need to be able to cite everything you write here to a reliable source. Making your own conclusions, or Wikipedia:No original research, as we call it, is not allowed. So yes, you need to find a reliable source that directly says that North Korea was the winner if you want to include that content. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 18:53, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

we thank you[edit]

March
Willow, Überlingen.jpg
... with thanks from QAI

Thank you for article improvements in February! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:27, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome! – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 19:59, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
... and in in March - click on "March" for travel pics --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:22, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

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Kingdom Hearts ownership source[edit]

Why was the source that I used not considered reliable? the quotation is direct and addresses the ownership of the intellectual property? Iftekharahmed96 (talk) 22:05, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

@Iftekharahmed96: Because it didn't say Disney owns all original characters and worlds of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. It simply says Disney owns something. Copyright notices are notoriously vague. They haven't even been required by copyright law for several decades now, so what they say is largely inconsequential. There is no obligation to comprehensively identify who owns what. They are essentially there to provide vague contact information. Copyright protects works and parts of works, and the myriad of products in a franchise is an incredibly complex set of works. You need a reliable source that directly supports the claim. (ping: Blue Pumpkin Pie). – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 14:50, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
I don't think them being reliable is the problem. I think the problem is that it doesn't reflect what you think it does. If you can find a source that says "Disney owns all original kingdom hearts worlds and original kingdom hearts characters" then it can be kept.Blue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 15:06, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
I took the time to do some further digging, and found Disney's page regarding its trademarks. https://support.disney.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000829466-Legal-Notices, from what it states here, they are copyrighting Kingdom Hearts, whilst giving copyright credit to Square Enix for their logo trademarks. Problem is, the page is arguably outdated. Iftekharahmed96 (talk) 20:45, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
A bit better, Iftekharahmed96, bit again hardly ideal. The same problems apply. These are neither comprehensive legal documents or conclusions drawn by reliable sources, so they are very vague.
But more to the point. We seldom talk about copyrights in articles. It's not the sort of information that the general public is usually interested in when it comes to a general introduction. Unless reliable sources talk about some copyright-related issue (like a controversy), should we? We shouldn't, because we follow the sources. And not just the facts (WP:V), but the proportional balance of coverage (WP:DUE). If not a single secondary source talks about copyright, then it's hardly noteworthy. There's a section for copyright in Peter and Wendy#Copyright status because there is a controversy that has been widely documented. Meanwhile, there is not a word on copyright at Mona Lisa or Atlas Shrugged, although we could describe these with a distinction (in public domain and copyrighted, respectively). – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 15:03, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #030, 17 Mar 2019[edit]

Previous issue:

Single-page portals: 4,704
Total portals: 5,705

This issue:

Single-page portals: 4,562
Total portals: 5,578

The collection of portals has shrunk[edit]

All Portals closed at WP:MfD during 2019

Grouped Nominations total 127 Portals:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/US County Portals Deleted 64 portals
  2. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Districts of India Portals Deleted 30 Portals
  3. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portals for Portland, Oregon neighborhoods Deleted 23 Portals
  4. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Allen Park, Michigan Deleted 6 Portals
  5. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cryptocurrency Deleted 2 Portals
  6. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:North Pole Deleted 2 Portals

Individual Nominations:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Circles Deleted
  2. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Fruits Deleted
  3. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:E (mathematical constant) Deleted
  4. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Burger King Deleted
  5. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cotingas Deleted
  6. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Prostitution in Canada Deleted
  7. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Agoura Hills, California Deleted
  8. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Urinary system Deleted
  9. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:You Am I Deleted
  10. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cannabis (2nd nomination) Reverted to non-Automated version
  11. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Intermodal containers Deleted
  12. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Adventure travel Deleted
  13. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Adam Ant Deleted
  14. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Benito Juárez, Mexico City Deleted
  15. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Spaghetti Deleted
  16. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Wikiatlas Deleted
  17. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Greek alphabet Deleted
  18. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Deleted
  19. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Accounting Deleted G7
  20. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Lents, Portland, Oregon Deleted P2
  21. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Ankaran Deleted
  22. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Jiu-jitsu Deleted G8
  23. Portal:University of Nebraska Speedy Deleted P1/A10 exactly the same as Portal:University of Nebraska–Lincoln also created by the TTH

Related WikiProject:

  1. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Quantum portals Demoted

(Attribution: Copied from Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Portal MfD Results)

WikiProject Quantum portals[edit]

This was a spin-off from WikiProject Portals, for the purpose of developing zero-page portals (portals generated on-the-screen at the push of a button, with no stored pages).

It has been merged back into WikiProject Portals. In the MfD the vote was "demote". See Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Quantum portals.

Hiatus on mass creation of Portals[edit]

At WP:VPR, mass creation of Portals using semi-automated tools has been put on hold until clearer community consensus is established.

See Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Hiatus on mass creation of Portals.

The Transhumanist banned from creating new portals for 3 months[edit]

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Proposal 1: Interim Topic-Ban on New Portals.

Until next issue...[edit]

Keep on keepin' on.    — The Transhumanist   07:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Portal:Railways listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Truth Gatekeeper[edit]

Just to let you know that this editor you've encountered was first indefinitely block for OR, BLP violations, misuse of sources, etc and is now CU blocked (I didn't do the original CU) after socking. Doug Weller talk 12:18, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Tian Feng (magazine)[edit]

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why is it that you cannot quote from your own work?[edit]

I confess that I recently quoted from my own work, not knowing that it was such an illegal practice but merely thought that I was contributing to the general knowledge for free, I don't sell my books. And suddenly this Indiana Jones operator of Wikipedia shouts/yells "HE IS PUBLISHING HIS OWN WORK!". It, to me, sounded like the utter ballyhoo of a fanatic and totally not worthy of any administrator. The ruthless way in which he instantly deleted my effort and time invested in my research getting to these findings must have tripped a wire that ignited a bomb inside of me. My only objective was to correct obsolete/wrong Wikipedia articles, and I did. But perhaps wikipedia is actually more bloody conservative than it is interested in new theories. Donald Trump cannot edit his Lemma on Wikipedia if he is using the username Donald Trump, but he can when he is in disguise? I was openly editing my own work on wikipedia, trying to improve the overall below average reliability of wiki articles and this is the thanks I get? Well, can you do me a favor and uncouple me from your platform totally.

please share with that rotten individual, "Indiana Jones", that his auto da fe is his BBQ, not mine. Let's just say that Einstein had thought of his theories while Wikipedia existed. He registered with his own name and so he was publishing on wikipedia with "Albert Einstein" as a nickname. One day Einstein thought he would like to alter what was written about him on Wikipedia for it appeared to be an outright lie. But because he used his own name as a username he was not allowed? Do you see the hypocrisy of it all? People do it all the time, but with different usernames! So, "indiana jones" is not only not doing his job, he is enjoying what he is misdoing. I would be ashamed on myself being a wikipedia operator with such low standards, only out there to emphasize the ever growing attention on himself. If only a fool would defend himself in the court of law, then why do you still vote for Trump? Has not he be doing so for a many months now?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_book_burnings

Good luck to you and your Trump administration. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SteveDehner (talkcontribs) 22:08, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Abyssinian people[edit]

Just noting that Truth gatekeeper, now blocked, is using multiple sockpuppets. Let me know if you see any possible ones. Doug Weller talk 13:26, 24 March 2019 (UTC)