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February 2013 Wikification Drive[edit]

Hi there! I thought you might be interested in WikiProject Wikify's February Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive. We'll be trying to reduce the backlog size by over 500 articles and we need your help! Hard-working participants in the drive will receive awards for their contributions. If you have a spare moment, please join and wikify an article or tell your friends. Thanks!

Vanilla Ice is not a Nu Metal artist[edit]

Vanilla Ice is a rapper it says so on his wikipedia page and whoever made the references saying he was nu-metal are stupid.

A page you started (Tunnel Rats (music group)) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Tunnel Rats (music group), 3family6!

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Sinema for DYK[edit]

I saw your tremendous work on Christian hip hop articles like Anomaly that I added reviews to the critical reception section. If you want to work on the article Sinema to get it up to DYK standards, I am more than willing to help you. It has to be done in the next 24 hours or less, so you can nominate the album article for DYK.AdditionSubtraction (talk) 07:02, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]

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Retired[edit]

I am gone, got to do something else more worthwhile with my life than Wikipedia editing. I just wanted to inform you it is not because of your assertions. I love you, hope you have a great life.AdditionSubtraction (talk) 03:38, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Goodbye, AdditionSubtraction.--¿3family6 contribs 03:42, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter—September and October 2014[edit]

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Since the last newsletter, the Editing team has reduced technical debt, simplified some workflows for template and citation editing, made major progress on Internet Explorer support, and fixed over 125 bugs and requests. Several performance improvements were made, especially to the system around re-using references and reference lists. Weekly updates are posted on Mediawiki.org.

There were three issues that required urgent fixes: a deployment error that meant that many buttons didn't work correctly (bugs 69856 and 69864), a problem with edit conflicts that left the editor with nowhere to go (bug 69150), and a problem in Internet Explorer 11 that caused replaced some categories with a link to the system message, MediaWiki:Badtitletext (bug 70894) when you saved. The developers apologize for the disruption, and thank the people who reported these problems quickly.

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Tablet users browsing the site's mobile mode now have the option of using a mobile-specific form of VisualEditor. More editing tools, and availability of VisualEditor on smartphones, is planned for the future. The mobile version of VisualEditor was tweaked to show the context menu for citations instead of basic references (bug 68897). A bug that broke the editor in iOS was corrected and released early (bug 68949). For mobile tablet users, three bugs related to scrolling were fixed (bug 66697bug 68828bug 69630). You can use VisualEditor on the mobile version of Wikipedia from your tablet by clicking on the cog in the top-right when editing a page and choosing which editor to use.

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Looking ahead[edit]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon, perhaps in late October.

The team is also working on support for adding rows and columns to tables, and early work for this may appear within the month. Please comment on the design at Mediawiki.org.

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The Signpost: 08 October 2014[edit]

GA Cup -Round 1 Newsletter[edit]

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As we move into the middle of Round 1, we wanted to report some of the lessons we've learned thus far, as well as announce a major rule change going into Round 2, which begins November 1. Remember, sign-ups for this year's Cup ends on September 15.

Thus far, we're very happy with the results of the competition. One of our major goals, reducing the long backlog at GAN, is well on the way to being accomplished, mostly due to the enthusiastic efforts of Jonas Vinther, who has earned over 250 points. Over 80 reviews have been made thus far. Thank you all for your efforts and for your part in making the GA Cup a success.

However, this is the inaugural year of the GA Cup, so there have been some unforeseen circumstances that have come up. One has been a glaring inadequacy with the rules, which the judges feel makes the competition unfair. As a result, there will be a major change in the rules, starting at the beginning of Round 2:

  • Your review must provide feedback/suggestions for improvement, and then you must wait until the nominator has responded and all issues/suggestions have been resolved before you can pass the article. Failure to follow this rule will result in disqualification.

What this means is that you must provide some feedback to the article's nominator, and must wait for him or her to respond before passing the article. If the nominator has not responded in the standard 7 days, you can fail the article. We're instituting this rule change to prevent the possibility of competitors passing articles for the sake of passing articles (or failing them) and to gain more points. We believe that the change will make it more fair to all competitors in the GA Cup.

Also, in case you haven't noticed, we increased the "guarantee" for Round 2 to 25 participants. The exact number will be decided in the near future.

We thank your for your participation, and for your flexibility and understanding as we learn what works and what doesn't work in this competition.

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GA Cup Newsletter Correction[edit]

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It was brought to the attention of the judges that there was an error in the newsletter sent out earlier today.

Sign-ups for the GA Cup will close on October 15, 2014, not September 15, 2014 (as mentioned in the newsletter).

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GA Cup - Round 1 Newsletter #2[edit]

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Hello GA Cup competitors!

The judges have learned a great deal in this first part of the competition, and we appreciate your patience with us as we've figured out what works and what doesn't work. As we reported in our last newsletter, an inadequacy in the scoring system has been illuminated in the past 15 days, which has resulted in a major change in the rules. It has also resulted in one withdrawal.

To ensure fairness, we've decided to further increase the number of participants moving onto Round 2. Everyone who has reviewed at least one article will automatically be moved forward, and will be placed in pools. You have until October 29 to take advantage of this opportunity. It is our hope that this will make up for the unforeseen glitch in our scoring system.

Best of wishes to all of you as you continue to help improve articles and make Wikipedia a better place.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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DYK for Scottish religion in the 17th century[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

GAs[edit]

Thank you for reviewing Matthias Corvinus and Stephen IV of Hungary. I highly appreciate your work. Have a nice day! Borsoka (talk) 02:22, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 October 2014[edit]

Stephen III of Hungary[edit]

Sorry, I would only like to know if you had time to continue your review? Thank you for your time. Borsoka (talk) 17:59, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

No need to apologize, the delay is on me, Borsoka. I should have it finished tomorrow, if not today. I was called in for some extra shifts last week for work, and that messed up my schedule. Thanks, --¿3family6 contribs 18:06, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your prompt answer. Good work! Borsoka (talk) 18:09, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 October 2014[edit]

DYK for Sinema (Swoope album)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Edit warring at Amon Amarth[edit]

Hello. You are way past 3RR on this page and your sources have been disputed by more than one editor. So please continue discussing the matter on the talk page and seek consensus or you will have to be blocked. Regards, De728631 (talk) 06:56, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I lost track of how many edits were made. I didn't realize we'd gone through that many reverts.--¿3family6 contribs 13:31, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

October 2014[edit]

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GA nom of Hospitaller colonization of the Americas[edit]

Hello, sorry for not replying. My wiki activity has been confined recently to maintaining one portal; I haven't had much time for actual content lately. I have read your review, I'm pleased that the concerns seem relatively simple to address. I plan to begin work on it tonight, and then really fix things this Friday/Saturday (October 31 and November 1, USA time). Is this acceptable? Best regards, Fishal (talk) 22:51, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, Fishal, that is fine. As long as you are working to address the issues I found in the review, I don't mind waiting.--¿3family6 contribs 22:56, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
I have left the response at Talk:Hospitaller colonization of the Americas/GA1. I have additional questions about the 2 images but have otherwise made the changes you suggested. Fishal (talk) 21:58, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 October 2014[edit]

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Thank you! And I like the Psych reference!--¿3family6 contribs 18:13, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

Wednesday saw the end of Round 1. Jaguar took out Round 1 with an amazing score of 238. In a tight race for second, Peacemaker67 and Ritchie333 finished second and third with 152 and 141 points, respectively.

Two users have scored the maximum five bonus points for article length (60,000 characters+). Anotherclown reviewed Spanish conquest of Yucatán (77,350 characters) and MrWooHoo reviewed Communist Party of China (76,740 characters). The longest review was by Bilorv who reviewed Caldas da Rainha. The review was approximately 22,400 characters which earned s/he two bonus points (20, 000 - 29, 999 characters).

In Round 1, 117 reviews were completed, making the first round of the GA Cup a success! A total of 86 articles were removed from the backlog during the month of October! We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in Round 2 so we can lower the backlog as much as possible.

To qualify for the second round, one completed review was needed, which 28 users accomplished. Participants have been randomly put into 7 pools of 4; the top 2 in each pool will move onto Round 3. There will also be one wildcard. This means that the participant who comes in 15th place (all pools combined) will also move on. Round 2 will start on November 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and end on November 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 2 and the pools can be found here

Also, remember that a major rule change will go into affect starting on November 1, which marks the beginning of Round Two. Round 1 displayed a weakness in the rules, which we are correcting with this new rule. We believe that this change will make the competition more inherently fair. The new rule is: Your review must provide feedback/suggestions for improvement, and then you must wait until the nominator has responded and all issues/suggestions have been resolved before you can pass the article. Failure to follow this rule will result in disqualification. The judges will strictly enforce this new rule.

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DYK for Stephen III of Hungary[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

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Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has fixed many bugs and requests, and worked on support for editing tables and for using non-Latin languages. Their weekly updates are posted on Mediawiki.org. Informal notes from the recent quarterly review were posted on Meta.

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VisualEditor is now provided to editors who use Internet Explorer 10 or 11 on desktop and mobile devices. Internet Explorer 9 is not supported yet.

The keyboard shortcuts for items in the toolbar's menus are now shown in the menus. VisualEditor will replace the existing design with a new theme from the User Experience / Design group. The appearance of dialogs has already changed in one Mobile version. The appearance on desktops will change soon. (You can see a developer preview of the old "Apex" design and the new "MediaWiki" theme which will replace it.)

Several bugs were fixed for internal and external links. Improvements to MediaWiki's search solved an annoying problem: If you searched for the full name of the page or file that you wanted to link, sometimes the search program could not find the page. A link inside a template, to a local page that does not exist, will now show red, exactly as it does when reading the page. Due to a error, for about two weeks this also affected all external links inside templates. Opening an auto-numbered link node like [1] with the keyboard used to open the wrong link tool. These problems have all been fixed.

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The tool for quickly editing TemplateData will be deployed to all Wikimedia Foundation wikis on Thursday, 6 November.  This tool is already available on the biggest 40 Wikipedias, and now all wikis will have access to it. This tool makes it easier to add TemplateData to the template's documentation.  When the tool is enabled, it will add a button above every editing window for a template (including documentation subpages). To use it, edit the template or a subpage, and then click the "Manage TemplateData" button at the top.  Read the help page for TemplateData. You can test the TemplateData editor in a sandbox at Mediawiki.org. Remember that TemplateData should be placed either on a documentation subpage or on the template page itself. Only one block of TemplateData will be used per template.

You can use the new autovalue setting to pre-load a value into a template. This can be used to substitute dates, as in this example, or to add the most common response for that parameter. The autovalue can be easily overridden by the editor, by typing something else in the field.

In TemplateData, you may define a parameter as "required". The template dialog in VisualEditor will warn editors if they leave a "required" parameter empty, and they will not be able to delete that parameter. If the template can function without this parameter, then please mark it as "suggested" or "optional" in TemplateData instead.

Looking ahead[edit]

Basic support for inserting tables and changing the number of rows and columns in tables will appear next Wednesday. Advanced features, like dragging columns to different places, will be possible later. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. To help editors find the most important items more quickly, some items in the toolbar menus will be hidden behind a "More" item, such as "underlining" in the styling menu. The appearance of the media search dialog will improve, to make picking between possible images easier and more visual. The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap.

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Precious[edit]

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Noise in music
Thank you, user who dislikes narrow-minded behaviour. for quality articles such as Gravity and Noise in music, for broad-minded reviewing, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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DYK for Master of Puppets[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Yo'nal Ahk III[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:58, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 November 2014[edit]

DYK nomination of K'inich Yat Ahk II[edit]

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DYK nomination of K'inich Yat Ahk II[edit]

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DYK for K'inich Yat Ahk II[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:41, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for Matthias Corvinus[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:22, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John F. Adams House[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:09, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 November 2014[edit]

commons:File:Offbeatninja - The Hunt Is On ( Hunter X Hunter Bump ).ogg[edit]

Hi,

I don't understand why you say that the licence of commons:File:Offbeatninja - The Hunt Is On ( Hunter X Hunter Bump ).ogg is not given. On the link on the description, it is clearly mentioned "CC BY-SA" in the "Info" section at the right. Morever, I have checked this file with Midomi to search any copyright. So what is the problem with this file? Ftiercel (talk) 14:07, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

None. The reason I reverted the addition of that file was because the sample in the article did not link to the Commons file. Thus, I could not verify the licensing status of the work, and did not know that it was on Commons. Go ahead and re-add it, but make sure to supply a link to the Commons file.--¿3family6 contribs 14:12, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
OK. If I understand you well, I have added the link in the article too quickly. Ftiercel (talk) 14:25, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
It appears you tried to add the file as you would an image. I went ahead and restored the file, using a template that links to the Commons info.--¿3family6 contribs 15:03, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup - Round 3[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup - Round 3
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Greetings, all! We hope that all of our American GA Cup competitors had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

Friday saw the end of Round 2. Two from 7 pools, plus a tie score and one wildcard (16 in all) moved onto the next round. Some pools were more competitive than others. Round 2's highest scorer was 3family6, with an impressive 255 points. Good888, who came in second place overall with 202 points, reviewed the most articles (19). The wildcard slot for Round 2 went to Jaguar. Congrats to all!

Round 3 will have 15 competitors in three pools. The key to moving forward in Round 2 seemed to be reviewing articles with the longest nomination dates; almost everyone who moved forward nominated at least one article from the pink nomination box (20 points) or reviewed articles that had languished in the queue for over 5 months (18 points). The GA Cup was also used to promote a group of articles about The Boat Race, a rowing race held annually since 1856 between Oxford University and Cambridge University, on the River Thames. 17 Boat Race articles were promoted to GA in November.

In Round 2, 110 reviews were completed, as compared to 117 in Round 1. The GA Cup continues to be a success. This month, we got a report from User:AmericanLemming, who maintains the GA statistics, that in October, there was a net gain of 201 articles nominated for GA. He thought that more open GANs could mean that more editors are submitting more of their articles to the GAN process. In addition, having a high-throughput of GANs means that more articles get reviewed more quickly, which reduces the frustration of potentially waiting several months to get an article reviewed. The activity in Round 2 of the GA Cup seems to bear that out. It's our hope that the competitors' enthusiasm continues in Round 3, and we can continue to make a difference in helping more editors improve their articles.

For Round 3, participants have been randomly put in 3 pools of 5 contestants each; the top two in each pool progressing, as well as the top 2 of all remaining users. Round 3 will start on December 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and end on December 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 3 and the pools can be found here.

There have been a couple of rules clarifications to announce. We're slightly changing the wording to the second bullet in "General rules", which now reads: You may only score points in a round for reviews which have been completed in that round. We're also including this clarification: Only reviews started during the competition are eligible. We have also lost a judge, so there are now only three judges.

Good luck and remember to have fun as we move into the holiday season. It is the judges' hope that every competitor in the GA Cup has a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year.

Cheers from Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant still competing, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:33, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Music in early modern Scotland[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:42, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]

DYK for Allenville Mill Storehouse[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:01, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ragnall mac Somairle[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Ragnall mac Somairle at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 14:26, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jackie Hill-Perry[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 14:22, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thank you for twice serving on jury duty; once for your legal jurisdiction, and once as a GA reviewer for History of Briarcliff Manor. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:39, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Tangascootack Creek/GA2[edit]

Hi. Just wondering when you'd be able to review Tangascootack Creek. Thanks, --Jakob (talk) 17:48, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, Jakec. Life outside the Wiki delayed my review. I will make sure to finish my review by tomorrow.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 17:51, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ragnall mac Somairle[edit]

Mike VTalk 18:31, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/History of Briarcliff Manor[edit]

FYI. Your GA review was well done! Cheers! 7&6=thirteen () 17:51, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you!--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 18:22, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

Featured List Candidate for Guy Sebastian discography[edit]

Hello! Since you're a member of the Discography WikiProject, would you be interested in commenting at or reviewing my FLC for Guy Sebastian discography? There hasn't been any activity there for over a month, so any input would be appreciated. Thank you! — Usfun8991 05:27, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

I will try to take a look at it within this week.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 05:43, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Satellite Kite[edit]

Mike VTalk 20:00, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Instruments of Mercy[edit]

Mike VTalk 20:00, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, 3family6. You have new messages at Ochiwar's talk page.
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Thanks Ochiwar (talk) 23:16, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Scottish art in the nineteenth century[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:59, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Your draft article, Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Crabcore[edit]

Hello 3family6. It has been over six months since you last edited your WP:AFC draft article submission, entitled "Crabcore".

The page will shortly be deleted. If you plan on editing the page to address the issues raised when it was declined and resubmit it, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code. Please note that Articles for Creation is not for indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace.

If your submission has already been deleted by the time you get there, and you want to retrieve it, copy this code: {{subst:Refund/G13|Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Crabcore}}, paste it in the edit box at this link, click "Save page", and an administrator will in most cases undelete the submission.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. HasteurBot (talk) 22:26, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Nam Bac[edit]

Hello,

Your addition of an info box to the above is a nicely done and welcome one. Indeed, I am afraid to meddle with it for fear of spoiling it. However, one belligerent force has been forgotten: the Royal Lao Air Force. Could you be so kind as to dub it in?

Georgejdorner (talk) 20:44, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

I used Royal Lao Armed Forces to represent both the army and the air force, but per your request I specified the forces involved.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 04:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Dan Smith (American musician)[edit]

Information icon Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you tried to give Listener (musician) a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into Dan Smith (American musician). This is known as a "cut-and-paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is legally required for attribution. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page (the tab may be hidden in a dropdown menu for you). This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other pages that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut-and-paste-move repair holding pen. Thank you. 118.22.178.161 (talk) 01:12, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure what this has to do with me - I don't remember doing this copy-paste. You redirected the Dan Smith article to the Listener band article without any explanation as to why. The Dan Smith article does have some of the same content as the Listener band article, but that's merely because the Dan Smith article is summarizing what is in the Listener article. That kind of overlap is okay. I didn't create any of the major content in those articles anyway, so I don't know why you are bringing this to me.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 04:30, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter—December 2014[edit]

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Did you know?

Basic table editing is now available in VisualEditor. You can add and remove rows and columns from existing tables at the click of a button.

The user guide has more information about how to use VisualEditor.

Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has fixed many bugs and worked on table editing and performance. Their weekly status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. Upcoming plans are posted at the VisualEditor roadmap.

VisualEditor was deployed to several hundred remaining wikis as an opt-in beta feature at the end of November, except for most Wiktionaries (which depend heavily upon templates) and all Wikisources (which await integration with ProofreadPage).

Recent improvements[edit]

Basic support for editing tables is available. You can insert new tables, add and remove rows and columns, set or remove a caption for a table, and merge cells together. To change the contents of a cell, double-click inside it. More features will be added in the coming months. In addition, VisualEditor now ignores broken, invalid rowspan and colspan elements, instead of trying to repair them.

You can now use find and replace in VisualEditor, reachable through the tool menu or by pressing ⌃ Ctrl+F or ⌘ Cmd+F.

You can now create and edit simple <blockquote> paragraphs for quoting and indenting content. This changes a "Paragraph" into a "Block quote".

Some new keyboard sequences can be used to format content. At the start of the line, typing "*  " will make the line a bullet list; "1.  " or "# " will make it a numbered list; "==" will make it a section heading; ": " will make it a blockquote. If you didn't mean to use these tools, you can press undo to undo the formatting change. There are also two other keyboard sequences: "[[" for opening the link tool, and "{{" for opening the template tool, to help experienced editors. The existing standard keyboard shortcuts, like ⌃ Ctrl+K to open the link editor, still work.

If you add a category that has been redirected, then VisualEditor now adds its target. Categories without description pages show up as red.

You can again create and edit galleries as wikitext code.

Looking ahead[edit]

VisualEditor will replace the existing design with a new theme designed by the User Experience group. The new theme will be visible for desktop systems at MediaWiki.org in late December and at other sites early January. (You can see a developer preview of the old "Apex" theme and the new "MediaWiki" one which will replace it.)

The Editing team plans to add auto-fill features for citations in January. Planned changes to the media search dialog will make choosing between possible images easier.

Help[edit]

If you would like to help with translations of this newsletter, please subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly, so that we can notify you when the next issue is ready. Subscribe or unsubscribe at Meta.

Thank you! WhatamIdoing (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Discussion regarding Template:Rating[edit]

Hi! I noticed from the template's talk page history that you seemed like an involved editor there who may have an opinion on a discussion going on at WP:ALBUMS about rendering ratings. Would you care to weigh in here? Dan56 (talk) 06:54, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

I've already commented, but thanks anyway for the invite.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 06:56, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]