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Calling all WikiProject X members![edit]

Hello fellow member! WikiProject X needs your help!

We studied the various needs that WikiProjects have, and have come up with some ideas for our first round of WikiProject tool development. These include:

  • An automatically updated WikiProject directory that surfaces WikiProject-related metrics and automatically generates a list of active participants and potential members;
  • A lightweight, optional alternative to WikiProject banners, featuring an option to quickly send a message to the named WikiProjects;
  • A tool that bootstraps WikiProjects; and
  • A worklist generation script for WikiProjects

We are now looking for volunteer coders to work on these projects. If you are interested in developing these tools, or if you would to volunteer for other tasks, check out our new volunteers portal. Thank you for your help!


Cheers, Harej (talk) 20:38, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:History of economic thought[edit]

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Jr. comma RfC[edit]

You're invited to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#RfC:_Guidance_on_commas_before_Jr._and_Sr. Dohn joe (talk) 01:57, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 19–25. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in December 2013, January and February 2014 and all request articles, begins soon. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:28, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 April 2015[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Article titles[edit]

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 3[edit]

Greetings! For this month's issue...

We have demos!

After a lengthy research and design process, we decided for WikiProject X to focus on two things:

  • A WikiProject workflow that focuses on action items: discussions you can participate in and tasks you can perform to improve the encyclopedia; and
  • An automatically updating WikiProject directory that gives you lists of users participating in the WikiProject and editing in that subject area.

We have a live demonstration of the new WikiProject workflow at WikiProject Women in Technology, a brand new WikiProject that was set up as an adjunct to a related edit-a-thon in Washington, DC. The goal is to surface action items for editors, and we intend on doing that through automatically updated working lists. We are looking into using SuggestBot to generate lists of outstanding tasks, and we are looking into additional options for automatic worklist generation. This takes the burden off of WikiProject editors to generate these worklists, though there is also a "requests" section for Wikipedians to make individual requests. (As of writing, these automated lists are not yet live, so you will see a blank space under "edit articles" on the demo WikiProject. Sorry about that!) I invite you to check out the WikiProject and leave feedback on WikiProject X's talk page.

Once the demo is sufficiently developed, we will be working on a limited deployment on our pilot WikiProjects. We have selected five for the first round of testing based on the highest potential for impact and will scale up from there.

While a re-designed WikiProject experience is much needed, that alone isn't enough. A WikiProject isn't any good if people have no way of discovering it. This is why we are also developing an automatically updated WikiProject directory. This directory will surface project-related metrics, including a count of active WikiProject participants and of active editors in that project's subject area. The purpose of these metrics is to highlight how active the WikiProject is at the given point of time, but also to highlight that project's potential for success. The directory is not yet live but there is a demonstration featuring a sampling of WikiProjects.

Each directory entry will link to a WikiProject description page which automatically list the active WikiProject participants and subject-area article editors. This allows Wikipedians to find each other based on the areas they are interested in, and this information can be used to revive a WikiProject, start a new one, or even for some other purpose. These description pages are not online yet, but they will use this template, if you want to get a feel of what they will look like.

We need volunteers!

WikiProject X is a huge undertaking, and we need volunteers to support our efforts, including testers and coders. Check out our volunteer portal and see what you can do to help us!

As an aside...

Wouldn't it be cool if lists of requested articles could not only be integrated directly with WikiProjects, but also shared between WikiProjects? Well, we got the crazy idea of having experimental software feature Flow deployed (on a totally experimental basis) on the new Article Request Workshop, which seeks to be a place where editors can "workshop" article ideas before they get created. It uses Flow because Flow allows, essentially, section-level categorization, and in the future will allow "sections" (known as "topics" within Flow) to be included across different pages. What this means is that you have a recommendation for a new article tagged by multiple WikiProjects, allowing for the recommendation to appear on lists for each WikiProject. This will facilitate inter-WikiProject collaboration and will help to reduce duplicated work. The Article Request Workshop is not entirely ready yet due to some bugs with Flow, but we hope to integrate it into our pilot WikiProjects at some point.

Harej (talk) 00:57, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #154[edit]

Here[edit]

[1] You may be interested in this... All About That Bass (A word?? / Stalking not allowed...) 16:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Aaron Schock[edit]

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The Signpost: 22 April 2015[edit]

Comment please[edit]

Hey,

Are you getting all the notifications from this conversation? NickCT (talk) 12:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

I hadn't been getting them. Calidum T|C 18:17, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Proposed deletion (drafts)[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 07:32, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #155[edit]

Hillary Rodham Clinton - Move Discussion[edit]

Hi,

This is a notification to let you know that there is a requested move discussion ongoing at Talk:Hillary_Rodham_Clinton/April_2015_move_request#Requested_move. You are receiving this notification because you have previously participated in some capacity in naming discussions related to the article in question.

Thanks. And have a nice day. NickCT (talk) 18:33, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Issue at the move discussion[edit]

  • With this edit, Red Slash changed all the numbers to bullets. While we all know it's not a !vote, the closing admins probably need all the help they can get. Care to change it back? Softlavender (talk) 21:11, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
I'd rather just leave it. Calidum T|C 21:25, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
k Softlavender (talk) 21:27, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Paul Singer (businessman)[edit]

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WinkelviBan[edit]

I see that they reverted your reversion. Do you want to go for a block on Winkelvi? I would certainly support and a lot of others would. I don't want to make it seem like I have a problem with him but what he is doing is blockable. Just wanted to ask. Thanks so much for the barnstar by the way. All About That Bass (A word?? / Stalking not allowed...) 07:55, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

MaranoFan, I'm not really interested in pursuing anything against him at this time. But if Thing 1 and Thing 2 decide to try something again at ANI, I'm prepared to provide some evidence that would show both sides of the story. Calidum T|C 04:17, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Can please everyone

Illustration for "The Man That Pleased None" from Baby's Own Aesop, a children's edition of Aesop's fable Cheers! WordSeventeen (talk) 16:27, 30 April 2015 (UTC)


The Signpost: 29 April 2015[edit]

Please comment on Talk:Agatha Barbara[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #156[edit]

SPI[edit]

Hey, Calidum! What do you think should be the action taken against WV once the SPI fails? All About That Bass (A word?? / Stalking not allowed...) 18:20, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

ANI. Calidum T|C 18:20, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
I've sort of lost faith in ANI, because supporters seem to pop out of nowhere for Winkelvi. But these bogus reports need to stop. I was thinking maybe arbitration? All About That Bass (A word?? / Stalking not allowed...) 18:23, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Arbitration is the place of last resort, so go to ANI first where you can seek an WP:IBAN between each respective editor. I would start by looking for threads about you Wink and Chase started at each other's talk pages. You can also use the editor interaction analyzers for you and Wink and you and Chase to look for patterns or evidence of harassment (specifically WP:HOUND). Calidum T|C 18:31, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia Highlights from March 2015[edit]

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in March 2015.
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Please comment on Talk:Scott Walker (politician)[edit]

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Drake[edit]

Discuss on the talk page. I wasn't the one to change it back to mixtape. I've been blocked for a month. If you look on the talk page of the mixtape, consensus appears to be mixtape. -- Joseph Prasad (talk) 01:23, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Well I got that part wrong, but it's not relevant whether it's a mixtape or not. See my comment on talk:Drake (rapper). Calidum T|C 01:36, 6 May 2015 (UTC)