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  • don't know which if the above two lines will grab Administrator attention. but large enough of an edit was lost due to a conflict on a reference update someone made to my draft article just submitted hours ago. I haven't published anything since his edits and I can't find my changes as when I switch from urge editing to visual editing to resolve conflict, it all went into Neverland. Please rescue it from the ether or I can do it again, but that is silly.Mrphilip (talk) 21:11, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Mrphilip (talk) 23:51, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Question was also asked at WP:ANI, and was answered there. Reaper Eternal (talk) 00:56, 16 March 2019 (UTC)


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Hello, from the Portals WikiProject...[edit]

You are invited to join the effort to revitalize and improve the Portal system...

The Portals WikiProject was rebooted on April 17th, and is going strong. Fifty-nine editors have joined so far, with more joining daily.

We're having a blast, and excitement is high...

Our goal is to update, upgrade, and maintain portals.

In addition to working directly on portals, we are developing tools to make portals more dynamic (self-updating), and to make building and maintaining portals easier. We've finished two tools so far, with more to come. They are Template:Transclude lead excerpt and Template:Transclude random excerpt.

Discussions are underway about how to further upgrade portals, and what the portals of the future will be.

There are plenty of tasks (including WikiGnome tasks too).

With more to come.

We may even surprise ourselves and exceed all expectations. Who knows what we will be able to accomplish in what may become the biggest Wikicollaboration in years.

See ya at the WikiProject!

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   23:34, 1 May 2018 (UTC)


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Thank you very much[edit]

The RfC discussion to eliminate portals was closed May 12, with the statement "There exists a strong consensus against deleting or even deprecating portals at this time." This was made possible because you and others came to the rescue. Thank you for speaking up.

By the way, the current issue of the Signpost features an article with interviews about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

I'd also like to let you know that the Portals WikiProject is working hard to make sure your support of portals was not in vain. Toward that end, we have been working diligently to innovate portals, while building, updating, upgrading, and maintaining them. The project has grown to 80 members so far, and has become a beehive of activity.

Our two main goals at this time are to automate portals (in terms of refreshing, rotating, and selecting content), and to develop a one-page model in order to make obsolete and eliminate most of the 150,000 subpages from the portal namespace by migrating their functions to the portal base pages, using technologies such as selective transclusion. Please feel free to join in on any of the many threads of development at the WikiProject's talk page, or just stop by to see how we are doing. If you have any questions about portals or portal development, that is the best place to ask them.

If you would like to keep abreast of developments on portals, keep in mind that the project's members receive updates on their talk pages. The updates are also posted here, for your convenience.

Again, we can't thank you enough for your support of portals, and we hope to make you proud of your decision. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   18:21, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

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What has been happening with portals...[edit]

Since May, the number of portals has more than doubled. There are over 1500 new portals. (Previously, it took 13 years to create that many).

We have developed a single-page paradigm, in which almost all new portals take up one page each, rather than dozens of subpages like they used to, while still presenting more content than than the old designs. This saves a great deal of time in portal construction. My average construction time for portals has dropped from about 6 hours to around 3 minutes each.

This was made possible by templates with underlying lua modules that pull excerpts and images from articles, and then display them in the sections of a portal.

A major innovation of portals is the application of slideshows (on desktop and laptop computers), for both images and textual excerpts, fed automatically, so editors don't even have to add items to the entry queue, unless they want to. Here are some examples:

Portals are automatically updated, in that they show the latest version of material from the articles they excerpt it from. The same with pagenames pulled from sourcepages. As sourcepages are developed, the selection displayed on the portals that use them progresses along with them.

Other improved features include conditional news, "did you know", and WikiProject sections that only appear if they have content to display. For example, when a news item is reported on a subject in Wikipedia's current events department, the subject's portal automatically generates a news section presenting the news item.

And portals are still evolving. For a couple prototypes of what they are heading toward, see Portal:Continents and Portal:New York City.

I hope you liked this update, and that you enjoy using portals as much as we have been enjoying redesigning them.

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   08:23, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office[edit]

Hello, Mrphilip. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or draft page you started, Draft:Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office.

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been deleted. If you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it. — JJMC89(T·C) 06:03, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (March 16)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted because it included copyrighted content, which is not permitted on Wikipedia. You are welcome to write an article on the subject, but please do not use copyrighted work. SITH (talk) 16:10, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
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Hello, Mrphilip! Having an article declined at Articles for Creation can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! SITH (talk) 16:10, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. -- I posted in the thread you started Legacypac (talk) 05:26, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

March 2019[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions. It seems that you may have added public domain content to one or more Wikipedia articles, such as National Institutes of Health. You are welcome to import appropriate public domain content to articles, but in order to meet the Wikipedia guideline on plagiarism, such content must be fully attributed. This requires not only acknowledging the source, but acknowledging that the source is copied. There are several methods to do this described at Wikipedia:Plagiarism#Public-domain sources, including the usage of an attribution template. Please make sure that any public domain content you have already imported is fully attributed. Thank you. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 13:03, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Your thread has been archived[edit]

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Hi Mrphilip! You created a thread called how many hours should be allowed before deleting draft article reviewed 1x at Wikipedia:Teahouse, but it has been archived because there was no discussion for a few days. You can still find the archived discussion here. If you have any additional questions that weren't answered then, please create a new thread.

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