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RFA and RFB status[edit]

RfA candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report
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RfB candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report

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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[edit]

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The second chart lists the statuses of urgent featured article candidates and featured article reviews, and is also manually updated.

Discussion[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I was looking through the RC log and noticed your comments. Nice job! ✔ JLDWtalk 03:28, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your tireless contributions on animanga-related articles! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 01:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Final Fantasy
Thank you for sharing your knowledge on music and games in quality articles, with a sense for team work, and for your goal to make Beethoven a featured article, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:00, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 250th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:31, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 250 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:01, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for today's Final Fantasy XIII! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:00, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Seven years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:30, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Sakura Music[edit]

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)

Sakura FAC[edit]

Thought you should know. The FAC's being archived due to lack of activity. --ProtoDrake (talk) 17:21, 24 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)[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 23, 2019)[edit]

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List of One Piece characters voiced by[edit]

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 (barksniff) 03:08, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2019).

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  • 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.

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This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2019)[edit]

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GOCE June newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2019 Newsletter
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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.

June Blitz: Our June blitz will soon be upon us; it will begin at 00:01 on 16 June (UTC) and will close at 23:59 on 22 June (UTC). The themes are "nature and the environment" and all requests.

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.

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This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2019)[edit]

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Bookworm damage inside a book

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This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2019)[edit]

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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019[edit]

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Hello Sjones23,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

More new features are being added to the feed, including the important red alert for previously deleted pages. This will only work if it is selected in your filters. Best is to 'select all'. Do take a moment to check out all the new features if you have not already done so. If anything is not working as it should, please let us know at NPR. There is now also a live queue of AfC submissions in the New Pages Feed. Feel free to review AfCs, but bear in mind that NPP is an official process and policy and is more important.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

Articles are still not always being checked thoroughly enough. If you are not sure what to do, leave the article for a more experienced reviewer. Please be on the alert for any incongruities in patrolling and help your colleagues where possible; report patrollers and autopatrolled article creators who are ostensibly undeclared paid editors. The displayed ORES alerts offer a greater 'at-a-glance' overview, but the new challenges in detecting unwanted new content and sub-standard reviewing do not necessarily make patrolling any easier, nevertheless the work may have a renewed interest factor of a different kind. A vibrant community of reviewers is always ready to help at NPR.

Backlog

The backlog is still far too high at between 7,000 and 8,000. Of around 700 user rights holders, 80% of the reviewing is being done by just TWO users. In the light of more and more subtle advertising and undeclared paid editing, New Page Reviewing is becoming more critical than ever.

Move to draft

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Notifying users

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This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2019)[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2019).

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WikiCup 2019 July newsletter[edit]

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:

  • Norfolk Island Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with 500 points derived mainly from a featured article and two GAs on natural history topics
  • South Carolina Adam Cuerden, with 480 points, a tally built on 16 featured pictures, the result of meticulous restoration work
  • Cascadia (independence movement) 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
  • United States 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[edit]

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)
Thanks @Sjones23 and Cbs527:. It's much appreciated. I would have voted but was under the impression that RfC's were only for outside opinion, as is indicated in the first sentence on the WP:RFC page. In any case, many thanks, once again. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:14, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2019)[edit]

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Sadomasochism

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Nagato (Naruto)[edit]

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)[edit]

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Legal status of cannabis possession for non-medical use (2018)

  Legal
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  Illegal


See also countries that have legalized medical use of cannabis.

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2019[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 30, 2019)[edit]

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The Montsoreau Flea Market is the largest flea market in the Loire Valley, France

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This week's article for improvement (week 31, 2019)[edit]

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Butter churning in Nepal

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Arbitration

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This week's article for improvement (week 32, 2019)[edit]

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The human body has several organs.

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Organ (anatomy)

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This week's article for improvement (week 33, 2019)[edit]

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New Sakura Wars Development Team[edit]

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.

https://twitter.com/sam_mullen/status/1162201231571349505?s=20

Alaios (talk) 15:26, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 34, 2019)[edit]

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Backlog Banzai[edit]

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)[edit]

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Pitchfork

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Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open[edit]

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)

WikiCup 2019 September newsletter[edit]

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)[edit]

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Organ (anatomy)

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

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This week's article for improvement (week 37, 2019)[edit]

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A vegetable soup prepared using udon noodles

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Vegetable soup

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Previous selections: Organ (anatomy) • Pitchfork


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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019[edit]

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Hello Sjones23,

Backlog

Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Coordinator

A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon (you will need to have 'Nominated for deletion' enabled for this in your filters) may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders using Twinkle. They require your further verification.

Paid editing

Please be sure to look for the tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. WMF policy requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines' (SNG). Alternatives to deletion
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves once more with notability guidelines for organisations and companies.
  • Blank-and-Redirect is a solution anchored in policy. Please consider this alternative before PRODing or CSD. Note however, that users will often revert or usurp redirects to re-create deleted articles. Do regularly patrol the redirects in the feed.
Not English
  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, and if they do have potential, tag as required, then move to draft. Modify the text of the template as appropriate before sending it.
Tools

Regular reviewers will appreciate the most recent enhancements to the New Pages Feed and features in the Curation tool, and there are still more to come. Due to the wealth of information now displayed by ORES, reviewers are strongly encouraged to use the system now rather than Twinkle; it will also correctly populate the logs.

Stub sorting, by SD0001: A new script is available for adding/removing stub tags. See User:SD0001/StubSorter.js, It features a simple HotCat-style dynamic search field. Many of the reviewers who are using it are finding it an improvement upon other available tools.

Assessment: The script at User:Evad37/rater makes the addition of Wikiproject templates extremely easy. New page creators rarely do this. Reviewers are not obliged to make these edits but they only take a few seconds. They can use the Curation message system to let the creator know what they have done.

DannyS712 bot III is now patrolling certain categories of uncontroversial redirects. Curious? Check out its patrol log.

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Milhist coordinator election voting has commenced[edit]

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)[edit]

Hello, Sjones23.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Miniature book

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Vegetable soup • Organ (anatomy)


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Wikiproject Military history coordinator election half-way mark[edit]

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)[edit]

Milky Way Satellite Discoveries.gif

Animation illustrating the discovery history of satellite galaxies of the Milky Way over the last 100 years. The classical satellite galaxies are in blue (labeled with their names), SDSS-discoveries are in red, and more recent discoveries (mostly with DES) are in green.

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Satellite galaxy

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September 2019 GOCE Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2019 Newsletter
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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, Baffle gab1978, Miniapolis, Reidgreg, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist.

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Happy Birthday[edit]

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Wishing Sjones23 a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 01:50, 29 September 2019 (UTC)


This week's article for improvement (week 40, 2019)[edit]

Hello, Sjones23.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Aaron Fechter

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Previous selections: Satellite galaxy • Miniature book


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AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October![edit]

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Greetings!

After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which have been dedicated to creating and improving content that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Join us in this global edit-a-thon, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing participants in the following manner:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Diversity winner
  • Gender-gap fillers
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).

Guideline and policy news

  • 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.

Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

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This week's article for improvement (week 41, 2019)[edit]

Hello, Sjones23.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Frenemy

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Previous selections: Aaron Fechter • Satellite galaxy


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WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q3[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 11, No. 2 — 3nd Quarter, 2019
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As of Q3 2019, the project has:


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This week's article for improvement (week 42, 2019)[edit]

USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27) passes through the Strait of Magellan, 1 July 1990 (6475056).jpg

The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27) maneuvers around an island as it passes through the Strait of Magellan en route to Punte Arenas, Chile, on 1 July 1990, during exercise "Unitas XXXI", a combined exercise involving the naval forces of the United States and nine South American nations.

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Strait of Magellan

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