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User talk:RebeccaTheAwesomeXD[edit]

Thanks for your intervention there. Hopefully it will have some effect. It's one of the worst cases of "I didn't hear that" that I've come across lately. She shouldn't be allowed anywhere near BLPs until her mindset changes. Voceditenore (talk) 19:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. Yeah, Rebecca is a difficult one which I've bee following for a while as she does mean well but is nevertheless disruptive. CT Cooper · talk 20:46, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm wondering if we've forgotten about the IP address that she also edited under, which was blocked for the same 1-week period? I would have though the Arbitration sanction would also be imposed on that - and now that Rebecca is blocked for 2 weeks, maybe her fixed IP address should be too? Wes Mouse | T@lk 13:20, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
@Wesley Mouse: I decided not to re-block it as IP addresses frequently change and the autoblock should take care of any attempt to edit logged-out. She knows now that she's not allowed to evade blocks, but I'll be on the look out in case she gives it a go anyway. CT Cooper · talk 13:28, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
I too, have got my eyes well and truly transfixed on her activity. Team work at its best! Wes Mouse | T@lk 13:29, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Bohemia (group)[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could give your two cents at this deletion discussion for Bohemia (group). Thanks. { [ ( jjj 1238 ) ] } 22:27, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

@Jjj1238: Thanks for letting me know. I'll try and have a look some time tomorrow. CT Cooper · talk 23:17, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
@Jjj1238: I have commented. CT Cooper · talk 13:13, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


New e-Mail[edit]

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I've replied. Thanks. CT Cooper · talk 16:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Still Active at Assessing School Articles?[edit]

Hi CT Cooper - I recently (about 2 months ago) put in some time to expand my school's Wikipedia page. You are listed as one of the people who assesses school articles and I was curious if you were still active in that regard. The last assessment of the page was in 2007 anyway, so I believe its fitting for a quality update regardless. If you are not active in that area, do you know who I should contact regarding this or what step I should take next? Thanks! Wollastone (talk) 03:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

@Wollastone: Thank you for your contributions. Sadly, WikiProject Schools has been near dead for a good while. I tried to keep the Assessment Department alive on my own for a good while, but due to personal circumstances I was inactive on Wikimedia projects for much of the last two years, and in any case, there are other things which are always going to demand my time. In fairness to everyone though, I'm going to prioritise answering all the assessment requests that have mounted-up, then I'm probably going to re-work the assessment page to make it more low maintenance. In the longrun, I'm going to look into reviving WikiProject Education, which has an Assessment Department which has been dead for even longer, and moving much of WikiProject Schools, WikiProject Universities, and a few other WikiProjects activities into there so we can pool resources a little better. CT Cooper · talk 16:28, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
@CT Cooper: Thanks for the quick reply! That's too bad it's almost dead - things happen and well, Wikipedia is voluntary stuff. Falls to the wayside for sure. I'm not sure if you have taken a look, but the backlog is not too bad on the Assessment requests. Maybe about 7 - All in the last year and a bit. Hopefully you find time to take care of your WikiProject Education - sure seems like a lot of work! Anyways, I guess the next step would be to wait? Keep updating the page and hopefully an assessment comes around sometime from someone? Thanks Again! Wollastone (talk) 22:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
@Wollastone: Yes, Duffit5 (talk · contribs) came in and saved the day, but unfortunately (s)he is now inactive as well. I'll see what I can do, and thank you for your kind comments. CT Cooper · talk 22:04, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi both, I've added some thoughts to the page. :-) Wollastone (talk · contribs), I hope you find the suggestions useful. CT Cooper (talk · contribs), I was wondering if you had any additional thoughts? Best, Duffit talk 11:02, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions Duffit (talk · contribs) - I will get on those today. Hopefully I'll be able to get those fixed and improve it a little before CT Cooper (talk · contribs) shares his thoughts. Some of the older sections I didn't change all that much (other than updating Facts/Figures) so this is super helpful. Thanks again! Wollastone (talk) 14:38, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
@Duffit: Welcome back and thank you for stepping in.
@Wollastone: Good work, but I'm unfortunately bogged down in work until the weekend. I'll add some additional thoughts then, which will give you some time to make further improvements if you wish. CT Cooper · talk 21:16, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again CT Cooper (talk · contribs) - don't worry about getting back to this right away lol. You've done a lot to help me already! With the suggestions, I've got some direction so that I can hopefully take the page to the next level. That was exactly what I was looking for.
@CT Cooper: Always a pleasure. If you need any assistance with consolidating the education-related WikiProjects I would be happy to help in any way I can. Best, Duffit talk 11:24, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't say that WP:WPSCH is dead. It's a common fallacy that if actual project pages are not being edited, a project is deemed to have died. In reality, many such projects are actually quite active with editors working on articles that need attention or bringing them to GA, etc. There is hardly a day goes by that I don't do something for schools, in particular watching over listings for deletion, vandalism, COI, POV,and spam. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:53, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't say it's dead either, just nearly dead.. or perhaps in a state of hibernation. I disagree that the mere editing of relevant articles makes a project active, or even that bringing them to GA/FA does so. People can do those without being engaged with a WikiProject, which isn't a problem in itself, but it's less efficient and collaborative when looking at the bigger picture. I've been part of WikiProject Schools since 2007 and things have changed dramatically in that time – there are very rarely any active discussion at WT:WPSCH but there aren't fewer things to discuss, and WT:WPSCH/A which used to have a team of around five people, now has just one active editor. I don't think there is anything particularly about school articles or the project itself which has caused this decline – it's likely just a side affect of the general decline in people actively editing Wikipedia over the last few years. CT Cooper · talk 21:52, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Ireland[edit]

Hi, I accidentally created the page Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest under the name Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015. I can't rename it though because there's already a redirect with that name so can you help me with this? { [ ( jjj 1238 ) ] } 10:23, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I have an idea to fix this. Leave it with me and I'll have it done in a jiffy. Wes Mouse | T@lk 10:54, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Jjj1238: Problem solved. I've removed the redirect from Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest; cut/paste all you wrote into the new article. And placed a new redirect on the 2015 article, so hopefully, the page history will follow it. Although you can't really take credit for creating the main Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, as I did that (including the original redirect) on 30 May 2014. Wes Mouse | T@lk 11:00, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Jjj1238, Wesley Mouse: I've history merged the pages just to be on the safe side. Thank you both for your good work. CT Cooper · talk 15:58, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Revision history of Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits[edit]

Chris, It has only dawned on me that when I page moved Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits from my sandbox, that the revision history of all the edits between 8 April 2012 to 4 June 2014 are not connected to the article, and were test edits from when it was just a bog-standard sandbox for other stuff. Do these entries need to be "hidden"? Wes Mouse | T@lk 15:07, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

@Wesley Mouse: Well spotted – I think such edits are best kept out of the mainspace to avoid confusion. I've moved the old history back into your userspace. You'll find it at User:Wesley Mouse/sandbox/8, as this was an unused sandbox. If you would like me to move it elsewhere, then please let me know. CT Cooper · talk 15:51, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
That is fabulous, thank you very much. I don't know what got me looking that far back to be honest to have come across it all. Wes Mouse | T@lk 15:52, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]