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- 1 RFA and RFB status
- 2 FAC and FAR status
- 3 Discussion
- 3.1 A barnstar for you!
- 3.2 A barnstar for you!
- 3.3 Precious anniversary
- 3.4 Sakura Music
- 3.5 This week's article for improvement (week 22, 2019)
- 3.6 This week's article for improvement (week 23, 2019)
- 3.7 List of One Piece characters voiced by
- 3.8 Administrators' newsletter – June 2019
- 3.9 This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2019)
- 3.10 GOCE June newsletter
- 3.11 This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2019)
- 3.12 This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2019)
- 3.13 New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019
- 3.14 This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2019)
- 3.15 Administrators' newsletter – July 2019
- 3.16 WikiCup 2019 July newsletter
- 3.17 Re: Wording in close of RFC
- 3.18 This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2019)
- 3.19 Nagato (Naruto)
- 3.20 This week's article for improvement (week 29, 2019)
- 3.21 The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2019
- 3.22 This week's article for improvement (week 30, 2019)
- 3.23 This week's article for improvement (week 31, 2019)
- 3.24 Administrators' newsletter – August 2019
- 3.25 This week's article for improvement (week 32, 2019)
- 3.26 This week's article for improvement (week 33, 2019)
- 3.27 New Sakura Wars Development Team
- 3.28 This week's article for improvement (week 34, 2019)
- 3.29 Backlog Banzai
- 3.30 This week's article for improvement (week 35, 2019)
- 3.31 Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open
- 3.32 WikiCup 2019 September newsletter
- 3.33 This week's article for improvement (week 36, 2019)
- 3.34 Administrators' newsletter – September 2019
- 3.35 This week's article for improvement (week 37, 2019)
- 3.36 New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019
- 3.37 Milhist coordinator election voting has commenced
- 3.38 This week's article for improvement (week 38, 2019)
- 3.39 Wikiproject Military history coordinator election half-way mark
- 3.40 This week's article for improvement (week 39, 2019)
- 3.41 September 2019 GOCE Newsletter
- 3.42 Happy Birthday
- 3.43 This week's article for improvement (week 40, 2019)
- 3.44 AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!
- 3.45 Administrators' newsletter – October 2019
- 3.46 This week's article for improvement (week 41, 2019)
- 3.47 WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q3
- 3.48 This week's article for improvement (week 42, 2019)
RFA and RFB status
The first chart denotes the status of current requests for adminship and requests for bureaucratship, and is automatically updated by Cyberbot I. If the chart has only the title rows, it means there are no requests of one or both types.
FAC and FAR status
|FACs needing feedback |
|Baby Driver||Review it now|
|Nestor Lakoba||Review it now|
|Featured article removal candidates |
|Albert Kesselring||Review it now|
A barnstar for you!
|The Minor barnstar|
|I was looking through the RC log and noticed your comments. Nice job! ✔ JLDWtalk 03:28, 10 May 2014 (UTC)|
A barnstar for you!
|The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|
|For your tireless contributions on animanga-related articles! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 01:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)|
Hi. I've been working on my own draft of the Music article for the Sakura Wars series, but I'm seriously burnt out. I'll pursue the Sakura wars article FA through to its conclusion, but otherwise I really can't push on. Since you've also got a draft going, would you like me to bring over my work? I've managed to end up with enough to create a separate article for the first game's music, and I've had it up to here trying to handle all the albums and singles released for each game. So, thoughts? --ProtoDrake (talk) 18:08, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
- Yes, you may bring over your work to my page. Anyway, we may get to bring the main Sakura Wars article up to GA or FA status. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 18:17, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
- Thank you. I've put it in a subsection. It can easily be incorporated into the main text. Sorry if it looks a little overwhelming. Wishing you luck, and after some time off Sakura Wars I might well be willing to come back and help. But for now, I need a rest until I stop seeing LIPS interactions when I close my eyes. --ProtoDrake (talk) 18:33, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
- Thanks. That means we have to wait at least two weeks before we can nominate this again. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 17:25, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 22, 2019)
This week's article for improvement (week 23, 2019)
List of One Piece characters voiced by
- Need your input at Talk:List of One Piece characters concerning whether the voices should be listed up front instead of the back of each character section. AngusWOOF (bark • sniff) 03:08, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2019).
- Andonic • Consumed Crustacean • Enigmaman • Euryalus • EWS23 • HereToHelp • Nv8200pa • Peripitus • StringTheory11 • Vejvančický
- An RfC seeks to clarify whether WP:OUTING should include information on just the English Wikipedia or any Wikimedia project.
- An RfC on WT:RfA concluded that Requests for adminship and bureaucratship are discussions seeking to build consensus.
- An RfC proposal to make the templates for discussion (TfD) process more like the requested moves (RM) process, i.e. "as a clearinghouse of template discussions", was closed as successful.
- The CSD feature of Twinkle now allows admins to notify page creators of deletion if the page had not been tagged. The default behavior matches that of tagging notifications, and replaces the ability to open the user talk page upon deletion. You can customize which criteria receive notifications in your Twinkle preferences: look for Notify page creator when deleting under these criteria.
- Twinkle's d-batch (batch delete) feature now supports deleting subpages (and related redirects and talk pages) of each page. The pages will be listed first but use with caution! The und-batch (batch undelete) option can now also restore talk pages.
This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2019)
|Guild of Copy Editors June 2019 Newsletter
Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.
Election time: Nomination of candidates in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 1 June, and voting will take place from 16 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.
March Drive: Thanks to everyone for their work in March's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from 182 of the articles tagged in our original target months October and November 2018, and the month finished with 64 target articles remaining from November and 811 in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 22 requests for copyedit in March; the month ended with 34 requests pending. Of the 32 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.
April Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Blitz; the blitz ran from 14 to 20 April (UTC) inclusive and the themes were Sports and Entertainment. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.
Progress report: As of 04:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 267 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 605 articles.
May Drive: During the May Backlog Elimination Drive, Guild copy-editors removed copyedit tags from 191 of the 192 articles tagged in our original target months of November and December 2018, and January 2019 was added on 22 May. We finished the month with 81 target articles remaining and a record low of 598 articles in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 24 requests for copyedit during the May drive, and the month ended with 35 requests pending. Of the 26 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.
Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, , , and .
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News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2019).
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- A request for comment seeking to alleviate pressures on the request an account (ACC) process proposes either raising the account creation limit for extended confirmed editors or granting the account creator permission on request to new ACC tool users.
- In a related matter, the account throttle has been restored to six creations per day as the mitigation activity completed.
- The scope of CSD criterion G8 has been tightened such that the only redirects that it now applies to are those which target non-existent pages.
- The scope of CSD criterion G14 has been expanded slightly to include orphan "Foo (disambiguation)" redirects that target pages that are not disambiguation pages or pages that perform a disambiguation-like function (such as set index articles or lists).
- A request for comment seeks to determine whether Wikipedia:Office actions should be a policy page or an information page.
- The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. Community feedback is invited.
- In February 2019, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) changed its office actions policy to include temporary and project-specific bans. The WMF exercised this new ability for the first time on the English Wikipedia on 10 June 2019 to temporarily ban and desysop . This action has resulted in significant community discussion, a request for arbitration (permalink), and, either directly or indirectly, the resignations of numerous administrators and functionaries. The WMF Board of Trustees is aware of the situation, and discussions continue on a statement and a way forward. The Arbitration Committee has sent an open letter to the WMF Board.
The third round of the 2019 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round needed to score at least 68 points, which is substantially lower than last year's 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:
- Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with 500 points derived mainly from a featured article and two GAs on natural history topics
- Adam Cuerden, with 480 points, a tally built on 16 featured pictures, the result of meticulous restoration work
- SounderBruce, a finalist in the last two years, with 306 points from a variety of submissions, mostly related to sport or the State of Washington
- Usernameunique, with 305 points derived from a featured article and two GAs on archaeology and related topics
Contestants managed 4 (5) featured articles, 4 featured lists, 18 featured pictures, 29 good articles, 50 DYK entries, 9 ITN entries, and 39 good article reviews. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them, and it is imperative to claim them in the correct round; one FA claim had to be rejected because it was incorrectly submitted (claimed in Round 3 when it qualified for Round 2), so be warned! When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.
If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Re: Wording in close of RFC
Hi, I wonder if you would consider changing the wording in your close of this RFC-"Cooper's abolitionist tract". ? I agree with your close that their is no consensus to include the statement in the article and that the survey section was unanimous. The discussion section did have one editor who wanted to include the statement and the editor who wanted to include it is causing quite a disturbance over this. It may calm things down if the word "unanimous" was "Strikethroughed". Thanks. CBS527Talk 04:56, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
- All right. I removed the "unanimous" word from my closing statement. Would that work? Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 05:40, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
- As far as I'm concerned it's very helpful. At least it answers that editor’s objection. Thanks again! CBS527Talk 12:25, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2019)
After a recent search of sources, I created the article Nagato (Naruto). I tried referencing everything while Flowerpiep did a big copyedit. Since the Naruto characters are a good topic status, I guess this one might need to be GA? However, Flowerpiep is kinda busy and I'm not sure what it needs. I have been editing some Fate and Bungo character articles in the past months but I have no idea if Nagato needs something to become GA for the topic. Feel free to edit anything if you are interested. Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 17:45, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
- On another topic I need help with something else. I recently split List of Bungo Stray Dogs episodes but I failed to give proper parts. If possible, could you fixed based on your other works? Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 22:32, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 29, 2019)
The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2019
This week's article for improvement (week 30, 2019)
This week's article for improvement (week 31, 2019)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).
- Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
- The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.
Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.
This week's article for improvement (week 32, 2019)
This week's article for improvement (week 33, 2019)
New Sakura Wars Development Team
Hi there. Sorry that this topic is still ongoing, but I would like to provide you with direct evidence that CS2 is not exactly Sonic Team and that Sonic Team is not making it, just as I have been trying to get across for the better half of a year. Please see the link below. As well as that, please do let me know what you think. Thanks.
This week's article for improvement (week 34, 2019)
In the month of September, Wikiproject Military history is running a project-wide edit-a-thon, Backlog Banzai. There are heaps of different areas you can work on, for which you claim points, and at the end of the month all sorts of whiz-bang awards will be handed out. Every player wins a prize! There is even a bit of friendly competition built in for those that like that sort of thing. Sign up now at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/September 2019 Backlog Banzai to take part. For the coordinators, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:18, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 35, 2019)
Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open
Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:38, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
The fourth round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 454 points being required to qualify for the final round. It was a hotly competitive round with two contestants with over 400 points being eliminated, and all but two of the finalists having achieved an FA during the round. Casliber, our 2016 winner, was the highest point-scorer, followed by Enwebb and Lee Vilenski, who are both new to the competition. In fourth place was SounderBruce, a finalist last year. But all those points are swept away as we start afresh for the final round.
Round 4 saw the achievement of 11 featured articles. In addition, Adam Cuerden scored with 18 FPs, Lee Vilenski led the GA score with 8 GAs while Kosack performed 15 GA reviews. There were around 40 DYKs, 40 GARs and 31 GAs overall during round 4. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.
As we start round 5, we say goodbye to the eight competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia, and we hope you will join us again next year. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).
If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:44, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 36, 2019)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).
- Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
- The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.
- A request for comment is open to provide an opportunity to amend the structure, rules, and procedures of the 2019 English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee election and to resolve any issues not covered by existing rules.
This week's article for improvement (week 37, 2019)
Milhist coordinator election voting has commenced
G'day everyone, voting for the 2019 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 38, 2019)
Wikiproject Military history coordinator election half-way mark
G'day everyone, the voting for the XIX Coordinator Tranche is at the halfway mark. The candidates have answered various questions, and you can check them out to see why they are running and decide whether you support them. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:37, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 39, 2019)
September 2019 GOCE Newsletter
|Guild of Copy Editors September 2019 Newsletter
Hello and welcome to the September newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since June 2019.
June election: Reidgreg was chosen as lead coordinator, and is being assisted by Baffle gab1978, Miniapolis, Tdslk, and first-time coordinator Twofingered Typist. Jonesey95 took a respite after serving for six years. Thanks to everyone who participated!
June Blitz: From 16 to 22 June, we copy edited articles on the themes of nature and the environment along with requests. 12 participating editors completed 35 copy edits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.
July Drive: The year's fourth backlog-elimination drive was a great success, clearing all articles tagged in January and February, and bringing the copy-editing backlog to a low of five months and a record low of 585 articles while also completing 48 requests. Of the 30 people who signed up, 29 copyedited at least one article, a participation level last matched in May 2015. Final results and awards are listed here.
August Blitz: From 18 to 24 August, we copy edited articles tagged in March 2019 and requests. 12 participating editors completed 26 copy edits on the blitz. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.
Progress report: As of 03:00, 23 September 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors had processed 413 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stood at 599 articles, close to our record month-end low of 585.
Requests page: We are experimenting with automated archiving of copy edit requests; a discussion on REQ Talk (permalinked) initiated by Bobbychan193 has resulted in Zhuyifei1999 writing a bot script for the Guild. Testing is now underway and is expected to be completed by 3 October; for this reason, no manual archiving of requests should be done until the testing period is over. We will then assess the bot's performance and discuss whether to make this arrangement permanent.
September Drive: Our current backlog-elimination drive is open until 23:59 on 30 September (UTC) and is open to all copy editors. Sign up today!
Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators,, , , and .
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This week's article for improvement (week 40, 2019)
AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!
News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).
- Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which
applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.
- Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which
- The 2019 CheckUser and Oversight appointment process has begun. The community consultation period will take place October 4th to 10th.
- The arbitration case regarding was closed. While there will be a local RfC
focus[ing] on how harassment and private complaints should be handled in the future, there is currently a global community consultation on partial and temporary office actions in response to the incident. It will be open until October 30th.
- The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.