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hurricane vs typhoon vs cyclone[edit]

The lead of tropical cyclone naming does not need a line on what a Hurricane, typhoon etc is, because it is a lot more complex than just hurricane vs typhoon vs cyclone. For example hurricanes are officially known as severe tropical cyclones in the South Pacific and very severe cyclonic storms in the North Indian Ocean. As i said in the edit summuary it jsut opens up a pandoras box on which classifications should be added. Please see Tropical cyclone scales for further details. Thanks. Jason Rees (talk) 22:23, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

You really should read up on slippery slopes before you continue to make this argument. Calidum ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 04:05, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 April 2015[edit]

Station stuff[edit]

Since you participated in the RM discussion at Talk:Greenbelt Station#Requested move 7 February_2015, you may have thoughts worth commenting on at the related RFC at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (US stations)#RfC: some proper talkin' about station title conventions, including especially the survey at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (US stations)#Simpler questions / concise survey. If so, please comment there. Dicklyon (talk) 05:25, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. It's not something I feel strongly enough to comment on at the moment, however. Calidum ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 17:21, 10 April 2015 (UTC)


I've been using my tablet for editing today, and the same reversion thing happened elsewhere - totally unintentional and had to be a slip of the finger. Thanks for correcting my error. -- WV 21:29, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

No worries. I edit from my phone a lot and run into the same issue once in a while. Calidum ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 22:11, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Happy WikiBirthday[edit]

Just saw you've now been a member for exactly 4 years now. Enjoy your anniversary! Snuggums (talk / edits) 16:35, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I can't believe I've been doing this for four years. Calidum ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 20:42, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #153[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japan[edit]

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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.

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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]


[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]


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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