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Tech News: 2014-22[edit]

08:29, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png thx!! Darkstar1st (talk) 09:35, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Darkstar1st! --Pine 21:35, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the help this week! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 18:42, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Ed! --Pine 21:36, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-23[edit]

08:08, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for creating the page Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014!! I was shocked to discover that no one had created one sooner, considering the seriousness of what is being alleged. It is definitely worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia and I think you did a good job of creating a comprehensive article. HistoricMN44 (talk) 13:29, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks very much, HistoricMN44! --Pine 07:40, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Your message about VE on wikimedia-l[edit]

Hello Pine, just in case you had missed this, there's a Wikipedia:VisualEditor/2014 RFC, and there was some discussion about VE lately during the last office hour and at the feedback page. Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 11:07, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Elitre (WMF), that RfC draft's talk page looks stale. I've appreciate the links though. --Pine 20:08, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Marsh frog 2[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Pelophylax ridibundus JdP 2013-06-16.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 22:43, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

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GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

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DYK for Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:51, 6 June 2014 (UTC)


RfC for Media Viewer[edit]

Pine, bringing the 'media viewer' issue to Rfc is a good idea. My only suggestion here is to simplify the layout. Instead of having separate Enable, Disable, and Neutral fields, I would have people simply enter Enable, Disable or Neutral and leave a short comment after the vote. I went ahead and did this before people start voting. Hope you agree. If not, go ahead and revert I guess, but I think we're going to have to try and keep this one simple, otherwise it'll be all over the map. Yes? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 15:51, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Gwillhickers I appreciate your good intentions but I think your layout would make vote counting more difficult for the closer, so I have reverted. --Pine 18:03, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
No problems. I think in order to get this thing rolling we are going to have to leave some neutral notices about English Wikipedia. The Village pump was and is a good start, but I think we're going to have to go further than that. I left word with a few users, but don't want to be accused of spamming, so we have to be mindful and post where it will do the most good. Here's the notice I've been using.

Opinions are needed at RfC about Media Viewer being the default image viewer.

-- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:33, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi Gwillhickers, I strongly suggest not pinging individual editors for their opinions because this can easily result in accusations of canvassing. Placing discussion notifications on village pumps and other neutral forums or email lists is likely to be better received. Also, by tagging the discussion with the RfC template, I have signaled a bot that automatically adds the discussion to some RfC lists and randomly asks some users to participate. If you want to encourage more participation I encourage you to do so by posting in neutral, public forums like village pumps or public email lists that are closely relevant to the discussion and where interested editors may be watching. --Pine 06:17, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Appreciate the concern, but there are appropriate forms of canvasing, so long as it's limited and done in a neutral and open manner. In any case, I've notified about four or five users individually, and I think this would be an acceptable limit for me, so I don't plan on notifying anyone else individually. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 16:10, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

FC report[edit]

Not a bad start, though a bit over-illustrated; we'll need to cut it down a bit. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:34, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Adam Cuerden please let me know if you can find a way to get the tight gallery tag to work properly with the height parameter. --Pine 07:41, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-24[edit]

07:39, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: May 2014[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Annelid diagram[edit]

An alternative image was added with white background. Could you re-evaluate the nomination? Armbrust The Homunculus 11:05, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done --Pine 02:58, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Kelvinsong[edit]

I do want to promote Kelvinsong's work, but I kind of wanted to put up this one, which I think is a better illustration by him - the supercell is good, but not the best of his work. Should we do the commmentary on him now with the not-quite-as-good image, or wait on the (presumably inevitable) renom and promotion of the Saturn image?

Also trying to avoid a few images that have appeared a lot - That Sega CD one has appeared at least once, probably twice or thrice in recent months, and hurricanes heavily dominated (and likely will once more dominate) the Wikicup report. Anyway, the selection is good, just going to prune it down a bit; I think you can overdo images even in something like this. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:15, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

  • As you wish. --Pine 08:00, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Hi Pine! I'm a native Washingtonian (from Mount Vernon) that currently does Wiki stuff in New York and with Wikimedia NYC. I will be in Seattle for the Wikinic and am looking forward to meeting some Seattle Wikipedians. I see you've signed on to be a founding member of Wikimedia Cascadia (or whatever we will call it) on meta:Talk:Cascadia Wikimedians#Sign on to be a Founding Member of Cascadia Wikimedians and contributing to the discussion. I hope to talk to you more about the proposed Usergroup at the meetup! Cheers. OR drohowa (talk) 18:49, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi OR drohowa, are you following the discussion on the mailing list? --Pine 08:00, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

This Month in Education: June 2014[edit]





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Tech News: 2014-25[edit]

07:13, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-06-18/Featured content‎[edit]

Please help; I've been knocked out badly by allergies this week, and am way, way behind on it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:02, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Never mind. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:41, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-26[edit]

07:20, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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Tech News: 2014-27[edit]

06:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. 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. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-28[edit]

07:07, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: June 2014[edit]

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Courtesy note[edit]

Since you initiated the RfC in question, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#MediaViewer RfC may be of interest to you. Cheers, 28bytes (talk) 14:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

@28bytes: noted, thank you. --Pine 05:39, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-29[edit]

07:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

This Month in Education: July 2014[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Pine,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror.ogv is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 6, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-08-06. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:29, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

I've been following Wikimedia-l for a month or two and just wanted to drop by to say hello. Your posts seem thoughtful and intelligent. best regards, —Tim //// Carrite (talk) 02:01, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks very much, Carrite. --Pine 05:42, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer RfC case opened[edit]

You were recently recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Media Viewer RfC. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Media Viewer RfC/Evidence. Please add your evidence by July 26, 2014, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Media Viewer RfC/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. Before adding evidence please review the scope of the case. For the Arbitration Committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

SP[edit]

Hey Pine, I've changed your title to make it a bit more engaging and so we don't repeat "Wikimedia" and "education" -- I hope that's alright. I've also changed the template so we don't have a bunch of red links. I left the wikitext links in a hidden comment so it will be easy for you or me to copy/paste them. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:40, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Ed the title change is OK. I would like to leave the template as it is so that our readers know what to expect in future issues. --Pine 05:42, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
I figured that, which is why I only removed the links -- not the titles or dates. Is that alright? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:43, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Ed ok thank you. --Pine

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/James Webb Space Telescope mirror acceptance testing[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:James Webb Primary Mirror.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 04:54, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-30[edit]

07:42, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-31[edit]

08:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Pine,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Charles F. Bolden, Jr.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 19, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-08-19. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:10, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Issue 7, June-July 2014
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  • Seven new donations, two expanded partnerships
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Media Viewer RfC draft principles & findings[edit]

Hello. This is a courtesy note that the draft findings and principles in the Media Viewer RfC case have now been posted. The drafters of the proposed decision anticipate a final version will be posted after 11 August; you are welcome to give feedback on the workshop page. For the Committee, Lord Roem ~ (talk) 02:31, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-32[edit]

07:37, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-33[edit]

07:43, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer RfC arbitration case - extension of closure dates[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: July 2014[edit]

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Tech News: 2014-34[edit]

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GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

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This Month in Education: August 2014[edit]

Signpost 20 August[edit]

Hi Pine, thanks for publishing, I was just sitting down to have a look myself when I noticed. Did you encounter any errors with the script (assuming you used the script)? Ed was having trouble last week. - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 20:38, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Jarry1250 there were no strange errors for me, only warning messages to check diffs. --Pine 08:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer RfC arbitration case - motion to suspend case[edit]

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Tech News: 2014-35[edit]

09:21, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Pine,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:F-16 June 2008.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 16, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-09-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:57, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, 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 yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-36[edit]

07:49, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Pine,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Haliaeetus albicilla (Svolvær, 2012).jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 18, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-09-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:11, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Crisco 1492 thanks for all your work with POTD, but how did I get that nickname? --Pine 08:11, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry! I had just posted on Bonkers the Clown's talk page, and forgot to change the name when posting another notification on yours. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:13, 2 September 2014 (UTC)